Monday, June 28, 2010

Hat’s Off – an awesome graduation kit

Melly Scraps has a fabulous graduation kit out called Hats Off – and just in time as I know you have those graduation pictures just needing to be scrapped! There is a main black and white kit and then eight color add on kits. I used the blue and yellow add-ons to match my high school colors. There is also green, orange, purple, light blue, red and burgundy.

Here is my graduation layout. I also used a template from Melly Scraps’ new set called Templates: Volume 1 – Jamie Inspired.

This is me and my step-brother – graduating together, isn’t that fun? I love all the papers in this kit – the word ones are just awesome! It also comes with the metal word art “graduation” that I used on this page plus a bunch more. I did this for the Alphabet Soup challenge at DSDI.

Melly Scraps - Hat's Off #1 300

Here is a layout I did for the progressive challenge over at DSDI. Can’t even tell it is a graduation kit huh? This is J1 up at the cabin when he was about 8 months old.

Hats Off #1 300

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Down on the Farm and a freebie

Tracy of Growing Pains Scrapped has teamed up with Colleen of Rainamoon Scraps to bring you this awesome collab kit called Down on the Farm. The colors are just perfect for all those farm and petting zoo pictures! Also, the full kit is on sale this week for 30% off AND if you use coupon code GPS_DOTF Cardstock you can get the cardstock add-on for free (just make sure to put both the kit and the cardstock in your cart).

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My layouts. This is my niece at the mister’s cousin’s ranch – it was a family reunion. They have it every five years and are having one again this summer. This will be the first one the boys attend so it should be a blast.

GPS - Down on the Farm #2 300

This is J1 at the pumpkin patch - apparently he was tired of walking!

Down on the Farm #1 300

Here is the quick page I made for you. Head to Tracy’s blog to get her QP and the links to the rest of her CT’s quick pages.

Down on the Farm Preview

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Surprises by Red Genius Enterprises and the DSDI Daily Download

Red Genius Enterprises has this fun summer kit called Summer Surprises available now. It has great beachy elements and fun, whimsical papers. I love that ladybug too!


I did this layout for the template challenge over at DSDI – isn’t a cool template? For July I am going to be hosting the template challenge so make sure you come and join me. A few years back when J1 was a baby, we were able to swim at a hot springs pool in Haines. It was wonderful – like a big bath!

Red Genius Enterprises - Summer Surprises #1 300

A few years back, my step-brother and his family came down from Alaska to vacation and J1 and I met them at Seaside for lunch and beach fun. I’m not a big fan of the boys playing in the sand – too messy! They love it though so I just deal.

Summer Surprises #2 300

You still have time to complete some challenges at DSDI and if you go right now you can pick up the entire daily download – there were store problems so Jamie, the owner, decided to make them all available until tomorrow. The kit is super cute – here are my layouts:

Buzzin' Around #1 300

Buzzing Around #2 300 - Page 004

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Baby Mine - Boy

I was lucky enough to get to work with Baby Mine - Boy by Just So Scrappy this month. The colors are so lovely and soft. Just perfect for your new baby boy! And this kit is just huge – there are 217 Elements, 43 Papers and 3 Alphas!

Baby Mine Boy Kit Preview

Here are my layouts. Aren’t the papers beautiful? I love them all! This is J2 the day he was born. We had lots of visitors!

Baby Mine #1 300

This is the nurse getting his foot prints and his first bath. He loved his bath that day loves them still.

Baby Mine #2 300

Head to the store right now and pick up this awesome kit!

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65 Red Roses – a Charity Collab benefiting CF

I was supposed to post about this before and it has been quite a month and I never got around to it. Such a bummer too since this kit is awesome and it is such a worthy cause. The kit is called 65 Red Roses and you can get it at Stuff to Scrap.


This beautiful kit is both Elegant and Fun, Vibrant and Beautiful just like the woman it was made to honor. Eva Markvoort was the subject of a documentary called 65 Red Roses which chronicled her battle with her genetic disease, Cystic Fibrosis. Eva loved the color red and was well known for wearing the vibrant shade in her hair. Every cent of the proceeds from this kit goes to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to keep fighting to find a cure.

These are the thirteen designers who helped make this kit possible: Nibbles Skribbles, Scrappin' Serenity, Growing Pains Scrapped, Jenasis Designs, Mommy Me Time Scrapper, Rainamoon Scraps, SAHM Scrapper, Scrapteam 2008, Shel Belle Scraps, Scraps 'n Pieces, Scraps of Ellay, The Scrappy Kat & Seal Scraps.

I made 3 layouts with this kit – it is huge! This is my mom on her wedding day when she married my dad. Dig those glasses??

65 Red Roses #1 300

This was me and the mister. We ran away and got married on a cruise ship in Hawaii. Well, not really ran away as everyone knew (and was bitter) about the plan. These are pictures taken by the ship’s photographer.

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And this is the mister’s parents on their wedding day. I love this picture.

65 Red Roses #3 300

I think the only element I duplicated was that tree (because I love it so!) – and there are many, many more I didn’t use. Please go pick up this lovely kit and support CF at the same time – it is truly a win win!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

New Mad Genius Designs and a Daily Download

There is a new daily downloaded that started today at DSDI. Hurry to get the first part – the kit is so cute! I’ll have a couple layouts in a couple of days too.


I have a few layouts using Mad Genius Designs’ kits and forgot to post them! The first one is called Whispered Love – a lovely blue and green kit.


This was done for the ad challenge over at DSDI – I’m not totally in love with the tense of the journaling but I’ll work on it before printing.

Whispered Love #2 300

And this was another page for my P52 – I’m getting behind again but hopefully soon I’ll catch up. I just started QCing over at MLAS so I’ll be spending more time at that site anyway.

My Life in Scrap P52 Week 19 Screen

The next kit is called Shine On! and was perfect for some old rafting pictures I had.


This was great rafting!

Mad Genius Designs - Shine On #1 300

and my sweet J2!

Mad Genius Designs - Shine On! print - Page 002

Head over to DSDI and start some challenges – they are great.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Serenity Quick Page Freebie

Today is the day you get your Serenity freebie and I forgot that I needed to post it. Oops! Anyway, here is the kit again and if you missed it, you can pick it up in the store.

GPS_Serentiy_Full preview

And here is my quick page – make sure to go to Tracy’s blog if you didn’t start out there – many other quick pages to collect.

Serenity Quick Page Preview

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Serenity – a new freebie from Growing Pains Scrapped

Growing Pains Scrapped has a wonderful new kit called Serenity on her blog this week – but each part is only available for 24 hours so hurry up!

GPS_Serentiy_Full preview

Lovely right? You can get the papers today, the elements tomorrow, the alpha on Friday and then on Saturday we will all have our quick pages for you.

Here are a couple of layouts I made – this one will be your QP freebie

GPS - Serenity 300

and this, another page for my P52.

My Life in Scrap Week 18 300

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you Saturday for the QP.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Frivolity – a freebie from a fabulous kit (with a great name)!

I got to play with Frivolity by JanetB this week – I was so excited since I have been eyeing it for two months. I made a layout with an add-on back in April which I thought I posted but I can’t find it so I’ll do it now. Anyway, here is the preview – isn’t it fantastic?


My layout of J2’s birthday – we combined his with the mister’s (since they are only 2 days apart) and had a bbq lunch on Memorial Day. I did this for the font challenge over at DSDI. It is a new month so there are all new challenges – go check it out!

Janet B - Frivolity - Page 001

I also used a template by JanetB for the birthday layout. The set is called Paper Showoffs and they rock!


Here is the one I made with the add-on kit – J1 back in the day. And yes, the bottle was empty!

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Janet was nice enough to let me make a freebie for you so I decided to make some word art. It has been awhile since I made any and I missed it.

Frivolity Word Art Preview

You can still get this freebie you just need to head to DSDI and pick it up.

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Puckered Kiss by Jenasis Designs

Jenasis Designs has a fun new kit out this week called Puckered Kiss. The colors are fun and bright and remind me of summer! I love all the citrus elements and the alpha is really cool. Check it out:


I did my first layout for a speed scrap at Stuff to Scrap and the colors were perfect for J2 in the Children’s Museum water room. I took him one Friday when J1 was at school. J2 loved the water room but kept trying to climb into the tubs. Well, he does love his baths! You can see I left the pink out entirely for this layout so don’t shy away if you don’t have girls!

Puckered Kiss #1 300 - Page 002

This is a layout of my most favorite cheesecake – I made it for Easter and it surpassed my old favorite, chocolate chip cheesecake with Oreo crust. You do have to get sweetened condensed coconut milk which I, for some reason, found at Target! I did this for the Stuff to Scrap font challenge.

Puckered Kiss #2 300

Week two of our This Scrapper’s Got Talent contest is drawing to a close today. Make sure to check out all of the awesome 2-page layouts this week! I did mine on my 10 most favorite things – not in any particular order (because chocolate would have been first had they been in order – lol!).

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