Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More to Show

Ok I have lots to show you, several kits by Victoria Feemster and more from Polka Dot Plum designers. Plus a few other layouts I've done for other challenges. So I'm just going to jump in and show you what I've done.

My first layout is a kit by called His Day by Victoria Feemster and is the perfect kit for those boy's birthday pictures. I used a photo taken of Cole on his birthday, we actually surprised him this year, it has been very hard to do that for the last couple of years.

My second layout is using Victoria's companion kit called Her Day and I used a picture of Sharla from Christmas. I loved the little birthday hat and thought it was just perfect for the photo (hehehe).

Next up is another kit by Victoria (she's been very busy) called Celebrate USA which is a 4th of July kit. Sharla was willing to pose in the backyard with her new t-shirts for the 4th. I ended up doing two layouts with this kit. The first is her and Tucker.

The second layout is her and Cooper. I did this one for a quote challenge. I love the colors in this kit and just wanted to play with it some more.

Next up is a kit called Pitter Patter Bundle and I used a baby picture of Cole. It is from his sucker day, we were trying to get him to crawl so we put a sucker just out of reach, and he managed to get to it. This is his victory shot.

My last layout for Victoria (for now) is with her new kit called Botanical Bliss and Botanical Bliss Word Art and this is a wonderful kit. All of her kits are great, but I really love this one. The photo I used is Cooper in the Bluebonnets last year.

Ok I know I said I would do more, but I'm just too tired, so this is it for today. I'll try to come back tomorrow and do another bunch.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Let's Go Again

I can't believe June is almost over, I've been swamped this month and it is driving me crazy. For those that know me, a messy desk is pretty much a standard for me, but it got so bad that I was going a little nuts, and my boss was laughing at that wasn't' nice at all. But I worked Saturday and Sunday and got it slightly under control, plus I made Sharla help (she grumbled but she put together a a bookcase and a storage unit for me). Now hopefully I won't have to spend so much time looking for stuff on my desk and I'll have more time to blog, well I can hope. Today I'm going to show you a new kit by Digi Designs by Nicole called Let's Go Again. This kit is fabulous and fun, whether you use it for Disney vacation pictures, pictures of fireworks or just your kids having fun, you won't be disappointed.

I did a layout using a picture I took a couple of years ago. Sharla and I were out looking for "penny pumpers" for those not raised around here, those are old fashioned oil wells, some people call them "grasshoppers". We came across these barrel cars and they really stood out to me. I thought the colors worked so well with the kit.

I've barely touched the great things in this kit so make sure you head over to Stuff to Scrap and pick up Let's Go Again. It is on sale this week for 30% off as well as her two other Disney kits Pretty Princess and Dreamin'. Also if you use the code LGAcardstocks you will get the cardstock pack for free. And last but not least Nicole has a freebie on her Blog. Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with more to show you.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lone Star

Hi all, I'm here today to show you a kit by Seal Scraps called Lone Star Collab and it's perfect to scrap all your western pictures! The Old West conjures up images of cowboys, horses, cacti, and Texas wildflowers. This kit has that and so much more, plus versatile stars throughout! Ideal for pictures of your cowboys or cowgirls or for trips to the southwest, you'll love the fun colors and elements this kit provides.

My first layout is Cole when he was either one or two (we're still debating which birthday it was). But he looks so cute in his hat. I love the little felt boot and hat element and I thought they were perfect for his layout, not to mention the barbed wire.

My second layout is Mecca wearing Tom's hat. It was taken at my old house, but I'm not sure exactly when, but it made me smile, so I just had to scrap it. I love the bluebonnet element and just had to use it too.

So head over to Stuff to Scrap and pick up Lone Star Collab soon, and if you've not been to Texas, come for a visit so you can have lots of pictures to scrap.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Stars & Stripes / Canada Eh?

Happy Wednesday all, I'm here to show you two new kits by Scrappin' Daisies Designs called Stars & Stripes and Canada Eh?, so you can celebrate Independence Day in both the US and Canada. I love both of these kits, Stars & Stripes has a rustic country feel and is really bright and cheery.

My first layout is Sharla taken right before the fireworks a couple of years ago. I think this may have been one of the last years we went out and saw fireworks, because Cooper gets so scared, we now stay home and try to help him threw the night.

My second layout is Cole at his Pass and Review this year. He is the commander of the Color Guard, and I'm very proud of him. Of course on the other hand, I noticed that they have given him a sword...I'm not sure this is a good thing (hehehe).

Next up is a layout made with Canada Eh?. It has some great elements to fit Canada, but I'm not from Canada, so I had to adapt. This is a photo of a friend's son who does roller hockey. I needed some hockey pics so Sharla and I went to one of his games. It was lots of fun to watch.

The next layout is Cooper. I loved all the reds in the kit, so I decided to do a layout that would highlight them, and I just had to use the maple syrup element.

You should head over to Brownie Scraps this week and pick up Stars & Stripes and Canada Eh? this week because they are on sale.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Daddy's Hands

Ok, can I just say I'm not a fan of Father's Day any more. It just makes me miss my dad way too much!!!! He really was on my mind, so I decide I needed to scrap about him. You'll see a couple of layouts with him in them over the next week or so, but I'm going to start by showing you a kit by Gettin' Scrappy with Britt and Sexy and Hot Mama Scrapper called Daddy's Hands. It is a kit perfect for those "manly" layouts.

My first one is of Daddy, and the journaling reads "My dad did not die a rich man, but he gave me some priceless gifts. Among them are a strong work ethic, a wicked sense of humor and a stubborn will that rivals a mule. All have served me well so far in life." It has been over three years and I still miss him.

On my second layout, I decide to go with an older picture of Tom with Trey, Callie and Cole....ok it is more than a few years old. I loved all the little tools in the kit and wanted to use them, so I created the word art title so they would work on the layout.

So make sure you head over to Stuff to Scrap soon and pick up Daddy's Hands.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lots to Show

Happy Wednesday, all...I hope each of you is having a wonderful week. It's going to be a hectic one for me, so I'm going to try and show you several things in this post. Starting with 3 new kits by Victoria Feemster, then one by Sherry Ferguson, and then some stuff. So grab your popcorn and start scrolling.

My first layout is Cooper using a new kit by Victoria called Apple of My Eye. It is a bright whimsical kit, that is perfect to show off the apple of your eye. I love the greens and reds in this kit and thought they showed off Cooper wearing the sweet pea costume quite nicely. I saw the costume the other day and thought about putting it on him again, but it is a little hot.

Next up is another new kit by Victoria called Unordinary Girl and I'm sure ya'll can guess whose photo I chose for this kit. Yeah it is the one and only Callie Yetal....who is that, well I've not gotten the whole story but it is Callie and something she did on facebook. The picture was taken on Mother's Day. I really love the colors of this kit, they are bright and really pop on the page.

The last new kit by Victoria is called BBQ & S'mores and I used a photo of Tom grilling on Mother's Day a couple of years ago. He as gotten good at grilling. The kit is packed with all kinds of fun stuff for any type of outdoor cooking.

Next is a kit by Sherry Ferguson called Ocean Wonder that is perfect for those pool and beach photos. I love the elements, they are just fun, especially the mermaids. I used a photo of Callie in Malcolm's pool several years ago.

Next up a kit by Scrapberry, I was assigned her as a designer at PDP, but she has left, so I don't have a link to the kit, but it is called Hootie Cutie. I picked a photo of Tucker that I just love.

Next up is a layout I did of Cole for a theme challenge, using the Route 66 kit by Stuff to Scrap. The photos are right after he got his new truck, he was so proud.

Now is a layout of Trey and Callie, the photo is about 2 years old, and I can't believe how grown up they are. I used a kit by Polka Dot Pixels call Chocolate Truffles. I did the layout for a word challenge at PDP.

And my last layout for tonight is one I did for a template challenge at PDP and I used Sir Scrapalot's kit Busting Out All Over, one of my favorite kits. The photos are Callie when we were building the house. The day they installed the tub, she had to lay in it. She is a little bit crazy.

It's going to be a busy week, but hopefully I'll be back later to post some more layouts. But in the mean time head over to Polka Dot Plum and pick up Victoria's new kits.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Such A Square

Yeah, I'm talking about Sharla...hehehe...just kidding, it is a new template set by Modern June Creations and it is available at DSM, Scrapable and Ginger Scraps. The templates might be "square" but they are so easy to use and a great way to make quick yet beautiful layouts.

My first layout I used her American Honey kit and photos for Mom with Callie and Cole on Mother's day. It was hard to get good photos because they were laughing so much. In fact Cole laughed more during photos than he did during the game we played and we laughed a lot then.

My second layout is Callie and Honey and I used her kit Soul Sister to make this one. I love this template set because it really focuses on paper.

You should head over to DSM, Scrapable or Ginger Scraps and pick up the template pack Such A Square this week while it is on sale for 20% off. And I'll be back later this week with more layouts.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Joyful Summer & Freebie

I hope you're having A Joyful Summer, ok so maybe I'm here to tell you about a new kit by Digi Designs by Nicole. It is a bright fun kit for those summer pictures playing at the water park, in the sprinkler or kiddie pool, or just hanging in the sand box. I love the colors and all of the fun elements in this kit. And I've already used some of the elements on other layouts.

I only did one layout, because it has been very busy both at work and home, but I love it. It is Cole taken several years ago at Malcolm's pool. He was having a great time posing for the camera, in fact we even made a short video that I've got to figure out how to post (he'll hate it...hehehe). And I love the bright yellow alpha that comes with the kit.

I also want to tell you about a great sale that Nicole is having, it works out to 50% off, who could ask for a better deal. You spend $30 and get 15 kits. The flier below is linked and gives all the details.

And last but not least is my freebie for you. I used the cute alpha and some elements and I hope you like it. Also make sure you head over to Nicole's Blog so you can pick of the freebies offered by her other CT members.

Make sure to come back and visit again soon.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer Garden Revamped

Good Thursday morning smells like rain outside and I hope it does rain, we could use it. I'm going to show you a kit today called Summer Garden Revamped and it coordinating Cardstock by Flower Scraps. This kit is bright and cheerful and full of fun things like daisies and ladybugs. I really love it.

My first layout is Callie from a couple...ok maybe twenty years ago...oh my did I just say Callie and twenty years did that happen. She is riding on Tom's back, but I cut him out of the picture (hehehe) and she is wearing a straw hat. She could always rock a hat, and still can. I loved the denim pocket in the kit and loved the idea of stuffing it.

My second layout is Zoey after being groomed. She looks so cute, but she really doesn't like her picture taken. If you don't get a good one on shot one or two, then it is all over because she will walk away. I really love the country feel to the papers in this kit, but they are also versatile enough to be used for so many different types of layouts.

You should head over to Stuff to Scrap and pick up Summer Garden Revamped and Summer Garden Cardstock soon because it is perfect for summer photos.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Little Trouble

No I'm not talking about the dogs, although they could definitely be called trouble. No Little Trouble is a bright fun kit by Scrappin' Daisies Designs that is perfect for layouts of your little troublemakers.

The first layout was taken a few years ago and is Sharla, Trey and Cole. They all look so young, even Sharla (hehehe, she is going to slap me). I love the combination of lime green, orange and deep teal, and those colors worked perfectly with this photo.

My second layout shows how much the boys have grown, it is Trey and Cole take two years ago. It still amazes me that they have grown up so fast...I know it has been years, but it doesn't seem like it. I love the circle element, it is made of "man tape". Man tape is what used to call duct tape.

So you should head over to Brownie Scraps and pick up Little Trouble this week while it is on sale for 35% off. And make sure to come back later because I have more to show you this week.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Soul Sisters

Ok I'm here to talk about Sharla...although she is my soul sister. I'm here to show you a new kit by Modern June Creations called Soul Sisters. It is available at DSM, Scrapable and Ginger Scraps. Soul Sister is fun, and sassy and filled with surprises! Let your pictures pop against the vibrantly colored pages and fun doodley elements!

My first layout is of Sharla taken before we had friends over for dinner. Ok it was Tina and Angela and we all wore our PJs which was fun. Ate, played games and we were all so very comfortable doing it. I love the bright colors in this kit, they just pop on the page.

My second layout is Callie, Mecca and Cole on Mother's Day. To be honest I'm not sure why he is lifting her up, but she was laughing so hard. And I love how Callie stopped to pose for the picture. And this kit has great elements including lots of great flowers (my fav).

So if I were you I would head over to DSM or Scrapable because Soul Sisters is on sale for this week only (20% off).

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Playground Pleasure & Freebie

It was a beautiful but hot weekend here in Texas and as much fun as going to the playground might have sounded, I didn't do it. Nope I'm here to show you some things created with a new kit by Digi Designs by Nicole called Playground Pleasure. It is such a fun kit perfect perfect to scrap those pictures of your children at the park. But don't stop there... with it's fun embellishments and fun pattern papers, it's easy to use for any outdoor picture. Plus there is a freebie at the end.

My first layout is Sharla and Angela swinging at the park last December. It was beautiful day and we just went to be outside and we had a blast. As you can see, Sharla decided she had to play some too. I love the swing element and the little kid elements.

Next us is Callie trying to get Tucker and Cooper to go down the slide at the park across the street from the house. It was while the house was being built and we were visiting to check the progress and she just has to try. For future reference they don't like it much. I love kits like this that have lots of elements like flowers and ribbons so you can do so much with it.

My freebie is a cluster frame for you. Make sure you head over to Nicole's Blog so you can see all the different freebies by her team (they are way cute).

The preview is linked so you just have to click on it to download. And I love hearing your comments, so don't hesitate to leave one. The kit is on sale this week for 30% off, so head over and get it now.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Catch Up Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful week full of sunshine and happiness. It has been a busy month for me, lots going on at work and that is a good thing. But it means I've been slacking a little on posting here. So today is a catch up day. I have a few layouts to show you from a mix of different designers and challenges.

The first is one I did for a quote challenge at Polka Dot Plum. The quote is "This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life." I thought it was a beautiful quote and it is my wish for those rascally kids. This kit I used is called Everything by Three Hearts Designs.

The next layout I used the same kit and both layouts use a template pack by the same designer. On this one I used a picture of Cooper. I really loved the grey on grey papers in the kit and thought they would work well with his coloring. The layout was done for a font challenge at Polka Dot Plum. I loved the word art in the kit, so I decided to pull it in as my title.

Next up is a layout I did for a color challenge, I had to at least three colors out of the combination of yellow, pink, purple, green, and blue. I used a kit called Fresh Start by Plum Designs and a template by Berry Sweet. The picture is Zoe in a "sweet pea" costume. To say she was not thrilled is an understatement, but she did tolerate it for a few moments.

Now for one with Ms. Callie from Mother's Day. We were playing the game of "Things" which can be very very funny and she was laying on the floor. I flipped the picture because it fit how I wanted my layout to look. As always her smile lights up the room. The kit I used is called I Believe by Ana Nogueria.

Here is one of my favorite layouts I've done in a while. Mostly because of the subjects, Cole and Callie, but also because I love the kit. It is called Simply Romantic, which doesn't fit them at all, but the colors are so pretty. Sharla was trying to get some good pictures of them on Mother's Day, but they had real wiggle problems, then they started picking on each other. This layout has a couple of my favorite shots.

Next up is a recipe challenge (they tell you how many of each element to use and you put together a layout). I picked an older photo of Callie making a face...I know it is a shocker that she would make a face at the camera. I used a kit called Sweet Little Clare by Polka Dot Designs by Lauren and Amy. I love the colors in this kit and I love Miss Callie even more (funny faces and all).

Yes I have more...told you I've been busy and haven't gotten to posting everything, but I promise not too many more. Next up is Tucker using a kit by Polka Dot Pixels called So Petty. Of course I loved the word art as soon as I saw it and had to use my baby boy.

Ok next is a template challenge I did. The photo is Callie and I think Erica at DNOW and they are trying to pass a lifesaver from one to the other using only toothpicks. It was very funny to watch.

Ok my last for today, I still have lots more but even I am getting tired. This is for all of ya'll who where patient enough to go all the way through to the end of the post. I'm calling it 80's Hair and if you know Sharla or I you will laugh your butt off when you see this picture. Yes it is us, and I know our hair normally isn't this big, in fact I'm not sure it was ever this big before or that it has ever be that big since. My cousin Ira got a hold of us and she likes big hair....and this is the results. I used the Simply Romantic kit again, as well as a template from the weekly template challenge at PDP.

Be sure to come back next week, I have lots more to show you.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Man's Meaning & Sun Kissed

Hi all, I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day, I know I had a great one. Since my work schedule is Monday and Tuesday off, my holiday was actually Sunday. Sharla and I had a great time running errand together. With our current schedules it is hard to do that now. But enough about that boring stuff, I have exciting news, well exciting for me. I applied for and was accepted onto Victoria Feemster's creative team. She is a great designer and I love her stuff.

She has a couple of new kits releasing this week at Polka Dot Plum. The first two are part of the Plum Pickins and they are called Sun Kissed Mini and Sun Kissed Solids and they are so pretty. Great colors and cute elements. My layout is of Callie, Cole and Mecca on Mother's Day. I asked Mecca afterwards if she ever thought she would be the short one in the family, and she said no, she was always the tall one. Cole is growing straight up!!!!

The second kit she is releasing is called A Man's Meaning and is a great men's kit. It is packed with all kinds of "manly" elements. And free with purchase 6/2 - 6/16 is a template pack called Write Down The Middle. I used both to create a layout called World's Greatest Dad. I still miss him.

So head over to Polka Dot Plum and pickup one or all of these kits. They are great! I will be back soon to post some more...I know I said that last week, but I promise. :)