Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday, October 27th

Woohoo two days in a row. I've been really busy lately scrapping, but seem to have a harder time getting everything blogged. Today we are going to talk about several new things from Kathy at Modern June Creations. She is a wonderful designer and has two super beautiful kits out as well as three cool dating kits. The first kit I'm going to show you is called Day Dreamer and has a soft grunge feel to the papers and whimsical feel of the elements can bring just enough fantasy to any lo to make it truly special.

My first layout is called Pumpkin Patch, but the photos were actually taken outside of my local grocery store. I also used one of Kathy's templates from her White Space Edition – Template Pack. I love white space layouts and the templates in the set are really great.

My next layout is Callie and Sharla at church a couple of weeks ago. Callie was telling us all about the house she is buying and of course my camera popped out of my purse and just started snapping. Ok so maybe I was in control of it, but my family is used to it by now.

Next is a layout of the babies after they were groomed. Boy did they need it, they were stinky and shaggy, but they look so good all clean. Hopefully we'll be back on a regular schedule for their grooming going forward...I like them much better clean.

Next I'm going to move to the kit October Haze, a kit full of autumn colors, with elegant patterns and great elements. This first layout also uses Kathy's White Space Edition – Template Pack and features Tom, Mecca, Callie and Cole. The photo was taken the first year they had Thanksgiving in their new house. I thought it would be fun to use the photo where the kids are making faces with the elegant papers.

My next layout is Callie with straight hair. I know she used to love having her hair straighten when we went for a hair cut, but to me she always looked better with curly hair. Not that she isn't beautiful with straight hair, but curly just suits her so much more.

Ok because I'm running out of time, I'm only going to show you one layout with Kathy's date kits. It is using her kit Third Date and also her kit Day Dreamer. The photo is my precious Tucker Joe. It is another one of the photos taken after he was groomed. He was being a good dog and actually letting us get some photos of his face, not just his back.

Modern June Creations has great kits and they are available at Digi Scrapbook Mania. I'll be back soon with more layouts.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday, October 26th

Wow it is hard to believe that October is almost over already. It seems like time just flies these days. I've been very lucky to work with some great kits the last week or so, in fact I'm going to split it into two days because there are so many.
Today I'm going to show you some layouts with Digi Designs by Nicole's newest kit called Spooks and Smiles. It is a great Halloween kit with some papers I just loved.

My first layout is one taken a couple of years ago at work. The entire purchasing department dressed up in "western" wear. We had a school marm, saloon keeper, indian, sheriff and a train operator (ok maybe he didn't exactly fit, but he loves trains).

Next, I know you'll say I'm crazy and I am. So there, I accept my weirdness and even embrace it. I bought costumes for the dogs this year. I have a sweet pea, lion and devil. So far we've gotten all the dogs into the sweet pea costume once. Hopefully I'll have move later. Even if you think I'm crazy, you have to admit they are cute.

The next kit I worked with is very different from the Halloween one above, but still lots of fun to use. This kit is called Wild Wild West and I also used Wild Wild West Felt Sheets both by Scraps of Ellay. I love the colors in this kit, they look so wonderful with vintage photos. The first layout is an old photo of me (ain't I cute). The word art came in the kit and I thought it was great.

My next layout has a friends daughter. I'm not eve sure why we had met at the office, but she was dressed in the cowboy hat and she was just so cute. Sharla took her picture, and it just screamed attitude (I think she gets that from her mama). I made it b/w and love how it looked against the colors in the kit.

That is it for today, more tomorrow...I promise.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday, October 23rd

I got an email yesterday with the title line "Guess who is due in 3 months?". Since the person sending it isn't in the baby making age group, I thought maybe she was getting another grand child. But it was a very cute but risque photo of Santa, yep Christmas is coming and it is coming very soon. And on that note Bethany of Scrappin' Daisies Design has just released a new kit called Holly-Day and Holly-Day Add-on which are both on sale for 35% off through Saturday. I've done a couple of layouts with it and love the colors, they just scream Christmas.

The first layout is Hailey, she is the daughter of a friend. They had taken Mom to Christmas Eve Services at the Church, and come over for dinner afterwards. We had a couple of presents for Hailey, but she was as interested in the tiny packages we had in a decorative sleigh more than anything. Before the night was over I think she had unwrapped just about all of them. Here she was caught red handed, but it didn't phase her a bit.

The next layout is Hailey as well, she sat on the floor and held her arms out for Cooper and/or Tucker. They were not really sure what was going on, but Cooper went over to check her out. Tucker got in some good kisses while she was on the floor.

Tomorrow I will post some layouts done with Modern June's new kit called Day Dreamer...later.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday, October 19th

Hey all, today is the release of a new collaboration kit by Digi Designs by Nicole and Gettin' Scrappy with Britt and it is called It's Your Day. Who doesn't have birthday photos they need to scrap? This kit has great colors and fun elements that are just perfect for those B'day shots.

My first layout is Callie when she was 9 years old. The cake is an ice cream cone with blobs of icing for the "scoops" of ice cream...she still loves icing today.

The next is Cole. It is more of his silly string birthday photos. I'm pretty sure somewhere along the line we had birthday cake for him, but I'm not finding much photo evidence of it. But lots of photos with silly string. :)

So head over to Stuff to Scrap for It's Your Day. Later.....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday, October 18th

Hey all, I'm writing today about a new kit by Kathy of Modern June Creations. It is called Plucked Perfection and there is also Plucked Perfection Add-on and both are great. I love everything Kathy does, but the papers in these two kits are really excellent. The colors are great and apple elements are just so cute. I have done three layouts with it already.

The first layout is my October calendar. I know it would be more traditional to do this with one of the Halloween kits out now, but I loved the colors of this kit so much I couldn't resist using it.

The next layout is Tucker, he really needs to be groomed. When this was taken, they were about 4 weeks behind their normal grooming schedule and poor Tucker was beginning to have problems seeing through all the hair in his eyes.

Lastly is one of Cooper, who is also in need of a good grooming. His hair doesn't cover his eyes as bad as Tucker's does, but he was getting stinky. Especially with all the rain, he loves playing in the dirt and ends up smelling like it.

More to come this week. I know I will have a couple more new kits to show off during the week.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday, October 12th

It's Soccer Time...OK maybe it is not exactly the time of year for soccer, but Nicole of Digi Designs by Nicole has released a new kit called Soccer Time. Both Callie and Cole played soccer at different points in their youth...and yes I still think of them as youths (or utes if you are a fan of My Cousin Vinny). But today's layouts focus on Cole and I only did one soccer layout. Because the kit has some very flexible papers and such that lends itself to more than just soccer layouts.

The first layout is my soccer layout of Cole. Sharla says the picture of him alone on the sideline he is "coaching". I don't remember him being the coaching type, but he sure looks serious in the photo.

The photo in this layout was taken this summer. Cole is starting to grumble about being our "personal model", but all in all he takes it very well (for a teenage boy). But you can tell by the look on his face he is becoming bored with the process. He is such a good kid, he is very tolerant of his crazy aunts!!!

Soccer Time as well as a quick page set are available at Stuff to Scrap.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday, October 11th

Ok, it's fall in Texas and that means High School Football and I got to use Scrap N' Pieces new kit called Touchdown. I was at the Guyer Homecoming game last Friday night and got some shots that were perfect to use with the kit. Plus I had to throw in one of my baby boy Tucker.

My first two layouts are just shots I took at the game. I don't know anyone on the team, but I knew I was going to be using this kit, so I just snapped away. Cole was performing Jr. ROTC Color Guard duties, so we were at the game.

The next shot is of the homecoming sign and the team breaking through it.

And my last one today is of my Tucker Joe. We were playing with the dogs yesterday morning and pulled out the camera to get their shaggy looks. They are about 3 weeks past their normal grooming because of Zoey's surgery. But they get groomed next week and they desperately need it.

More later......

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday, Oct. 8th

Ok, I was lucky enough to be accepted as a CT for Stuff to Scrap. I am assigned three different designers to work with each month. My first designer for October is Scraps by Andrea and I just love the kit I got to use of hers. It is called "It’s Fall Ya’ll" and is full of great papers and elements. I really really really (yes really) liked the plain card stock papers. They reminded me so much of when I first paper scrapped and I had such fun using them, as you will be able to see by my layouts. Not to mention the southern girl in me just like saying the kit name....ya'll.

My first layout is called Fall Beauty and of course it is of the most beautiful girl in my life...yeap Ms. Callie Yvon. Can I just say here how proud I am of this girl. She is 21 and in the process of buying her own house. She is smart as well as beautiful.

My next layout is Callie and Mecca taken in 2006. I love the look on Callie's face. She knew Sharla was taking the picture and was really using her eyes to express herself.

And the last one is a speed scrap I did, and I called it Mom Abuse because both Callie and Cole were picking on Mecca, but she gave as good as she got, and I think she was the overall winner for the day.

More later.....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday, Oct. 7th

Do you know what time it is....it is the Witching Hour. Well it is the release date of a great collaboration kit by Scrappin' Daisies Design and Ramona the Pest Design called Witching Hour. A fun kit perfect for scrapping those Halloween pictures. And it includes some great word art.

I've done two layouts the first has Callie and Cole from the year we always call Nurse Big Butt. I know not poltically correct, but it fits. Cole was a very cute army man.

The next layout is a former co-worker. She did a great job as a witch doctor and since there is a great word art about witch potion, I couldn't resist using it.

Ok more posting tomorrow.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday, October 4th

What a beautiful fall day, ok it was a little cool, but I love it. Fall is a favorite time for me. I love the colors, and cooler weather.

Today Nicole of Digi Designs by Nicole is releasing a new kit called Tee Time. I have to admit I didn't have many golf pictures, but I loved the colors. Luckily I got some pictures to make my pages, even if I borrowed them. The colors will work with non golf pictures, in fact one of my picture you wouldn't think golf if it weren't for the title. This week if you buy the kit and the quick pages you can get both for $5.00.

I love the frame in this kit, because it looks like a real frame. I would tell you who is in the photo, but I have no clue. Callie asked a friend for golf pictures and so I used those. The colors of the kit are boyish, which I'm always trying to find.

On the second photo, I don't know the people either (thanks again to Callie). But you can see they are having a good time.

Don't forget, $5.00 for the kit and the quick pages this week at Stuff to Scrap. More to post later in the week.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday, Oct. 2nd

It's Friday...Yeah!!!!...not that it has been a bad week, in fact I'm loving my new job, it just I had a couple of nights of bad sleep and that makes me very tired. I'm hoping to catch up a little this weekend. No big plans, just going to do some scraping.

On that note...Jewelscraps has released a new kit called When I Saw You and it has some really beautiful papers and elements. I've done two layouts with it and I really like the colors.

The first layout is titled "My Three Loves", so yep it has pictures of my babies, Tucker, Cooper and Zoey. The kit included a cute film strip frame with three openings and I just knew it would be perfect for the babies. I also really love the purples and blues in this kit.

The next layout is Callie. The photos were taken at Thanksgiving a couple of years ago. She was playing around and standing on her hands. Since the kit included the cute little owl, I thought of the title before I even selected the photos, but when I found them, I knew they fit perfectly. She is a real Hoot!!!!

Those are my only two layouts for today. I have several more I need to post but I don't have them on my jump drive, so it will have to be this weekend. I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!! Later....