Friday, July 30, 2010

My Heart Shines Word Art Freebie

I made some layouts with the wonderful kit My Heart Shines by Mad Genius Designs. I love a kit with red and this one is no exception. Plus, there is glitter, swirls and hearts – guaranteed to make me swoon! Make sure to go pick this kit up – good for Valentines Day, weddings, engagement photos and even cute pictures of little girls!


Look at the lovely layouts I made with it – it even works for boy layouts! This was done for the Cover Tunes (scraplift) challenge at DSDI – you still have a couple of days so go make one yourself.

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I did this for the Spice it Up challenge – we were supposed to use a photo mask and this one comes in the kit.

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And here is the word art I made!

My Heart Shines Word Art Preview

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lilac Magic

Growing Pains Scrapped has a new fun kit called Lilac Magic. In the middle of preparing for her new baby she was able to finish this kit – that’s impressive! The purples and greens of this kit make it perfect for either a boy or girl layout since there is a good balance of each. It has a great mix of papers, lots of patterns and solids plus a great cardstock set.

GPS_LM_Full preview

I made you a quick page today. Make sure you head to Tracy’s blog and pick up her QP and link to the rest of her CT to get theirs and then head to the store to pick it up. It is on sale this week for40% off as is her entire store - make sure to get all the kits on your wish list!

Lilac Magic Quick Page

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Afternoon Delight

I got to use this awesome new kit called Afternoon Delight. It is a collab between Daphadilly Art and Marshmella Designs and it is just fabulous. It is huge too - 121 elements and 25 papers.


I ended up doing three layouts and will probably do more! My BIL took this photo of all the grandkids - it was a surprise for Gramma! J2 was so little, he was pretty hungry and distressed to be held by someone besides me.

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The boys playing in the backyard. I love, love, love that scatter!

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And sweet jammie pics!

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Head over to DSDI and pick up this fab kit! While you are there, join in some of the speed scraps – there is one everyday in July.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer Sorbet – so yummy!

Rainamoon Scraps has a fun new kit call Summer Sorbet. I love the fresh color scheme and all the crocheted elements. The patterned papers are awesome too!


I did this layout for the quote challenge – I love this quote! This is the mister’s cousin – we stayed with her family for a week in NY – so awesome! They don’t live there anymore but it was awesome that we were able to go and have a place to stay.

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This one was done for the scraplift challenge. I loved the tilted papers so it was a fun layout to lift! Making progress on J2’s album – hooray!

Summer Sorbet #2 300

Be sure to head to the forums over at Stuff to Scrap to join in some challenges this month – there is still plenty of time!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Just Another Day

I got to use a beautiful kit by Jen C. Designs called Just Another Day. This is the spotlight kit for the color challenge over at DSDI. you can either use this kit or just use the palette. This kit has a really unique and lovely color scheme and has days, months and number elements – just perfect for a P365 or P52 in addition to your everyday layouts.


I did this layout for the color challenge and made a lovely layout with J1 and his Great Granny. I did a fun photo treatment that Melly of Melly Scraps introduced me to – you layer two of the same photos on top of each other and then make the top one black and white or sepia and change the opacity – I think I did 70 or 80% because I really wanted to mute the colors. It is a neat technique!

Just Another Day #2 300

Stop over at DSDI and get the daily download and join some of our many challenges – don’t forget we are having speed scraps every day in July!!

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Simple Pleasures by Scraps by Andrea

This week I got to use the awesome kit from Scraps by Andrea called Simple Pleasures. I love the colors and the mix of elements was just perfect – there was never anything I wanted that wasn’t available – gotta love that in a kit!


My first layout was done for the template challenge at Stuff to Scrap. Shel Belle Scraps made an awesome template – go check it out! This is my MIL and the boys – just a few weeks after J2 was born.

Scraps by Andrea - Simple Pleasures 300 #1

And I did my 2nd one for the font challenge. It was such a fun font this month. This is J2 working on the mister’s birthday card. it was fun craft day!

Scraps by Andrea - Simple Pleasures 300 #2

Thanks for looking!

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

DSDI Good Stuff

So in July at DSDI we are having speed scraps every day! The times vary so hopefully everyone can make it to a few.


All times are EDT in case you didn’t see that part. I’m hosting the one on the 7th so make sure to come to that! It is at 3 PST and I’ll be at my dad’s house. The boys and I are ditching the mister at home and heading to visit my sister, nephews, niece, dad and step-mom. Just for a couple of days though. We just got back from the weekend in Bend with my bff and some other families and are leaving again!

Also, the daily download starts on Wednesday the 7th this month – Jewel (the Queen) of Mad Genius Designs is going on vacation and since she is The Queen, the download starts early. :) She teamed up with Karen from Snickerdoodle Designs and the kit looks just awesome.


And our July challenges are in full swing so make sure to head over there and get started!

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Summer Rain Word Art Freebie

JanetB Designs has a lovely new kit out called Summer Rain and she let me make you guys some freebie word art! The colors in this kit are so wonderful and I love the papers, just like always. I was a paper junkie when I paper scrapped and I still am now that I primarily digi scrap. I guess some things don’t change! Here is the kit:


Summer Rain Word Art Preview

I’ll try to get a layout done soon too, since it is beautiful.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Rugged Americana and some freebies!

Melly Scraps just released this awesome patriotic kit called Rugged Americana. I absolutely love this kit – the best Fourth of July kit I have seen yet. The colors are perfect and the grungy look of the papers and elements is awesome.


She also has this coordinating alphabet called Stars & Stripes


I am hosting the template challenge over at DSDI this month and I made my layout with Rugged Americana. This was the summer J1 and I flew up to Alaska to see my mom. My sister and her kids and my dad and step mom were in town at the same time so it was like a mini family reunion.

Melly Scraps - Rugged Americana 300

Here is my template – you’ll have to go to the DSDI forum to pick it up though. I have included a .psd file, the individual .pngs and also a .page file which is used in the Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus software, my digi scrapping software of choice.

July DSDI Template Challenge Preview

I lifted this template from a paper scrapping page I did – check it out:

And one last freebie – Melly was nice enough to let me make some brag book pages for you. You’ll also need to get these in the DSDI freebie section.

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Thanks! I’ll have a word art freebie for you tomorrow using Janet B’s new kit Summer Rain so come back for that.

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