Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Signature T

Hi all, I hope everyone is ready for Christmas. I've purchased all of my presents, wrapped about 90% of them and only lack stocking stuffers. But enough about me, today I'm going to show you layouts I made with a kit by Pixel Me That Design called Signature T. It is a great staple kit for your stash. It is feminine, but the color scheme is neutral enough that is can be used for almost any type of layout.

My first layout is of Tina, Samuel and Angela at the wedding. I love the green in this kit because it works with so many different types of photos. I did this layout for a template challenge.

Next up is Zoey, she was sitting beside me on the couch on the back porch and I started playing with her hair. Sharla started snapping photos. I think she looks cute, but by the look on her face she wasn't impressed.

This kit is just perfect for so many things, so make sure you head over to Stuff to Scrap and pick up Signature T soon. You will find lots of uses for it.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes & A Freebie

Happy Monday all, do you know it is only 5 days until Christmas...that means 4 shopping days left. If you're trying to decide what to buy me, I'll take gift cards (hehehe), just kidding. Today I'm going to show you layouts I made with a new kit by Scraps by Andrea called Warm Winter Wishes and it is perfect for you winter photos. A great mix of blues and browns, so you can do your snow and hot chocolate photos.

My first layout is some ducks in the snow. I got these photo last winter during one of our many snow days. The really didn't seem to be phased by the cold. The kit is great because it has a nice mix of elements including flowers, snow flakes, buttons and ribbons, all which make for great clustering.

My second layout is Tucker in the snow. He was running as fast as he could to get out of the snow. It was very cold on his woohoo, and he wasn't liking that at all. He had no problem looking at it from the porch, but he didn't want to be in it.

Now for your freebie, it is a brag book page. I think all of Andrea's CTs did brag book pages, so make sure you get them all. The image is linked so just click and download. And as always, I love to hear from my fellow scrappers, so feel free leave comments.

And make sure you head over to Stuff to Scrap and pick up Warm Winter Wishes soon, you will definitely find it a great addition to your stash. And I'll be back soon to show you more.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Swanky Christmas & A Freebie

Christmas is less than a week away...are you ready??? We've got all the presents bought, now I've got to get busy wrapping them. Still have to get some things for the stockings, but other than that, I'm done. Yea me. Today I'm going to show you a layout I made with Digi-designs by Nicole's newest kit called Swanky Christmas. It is a kit with non-traditional colors, and it is just too cute!!!

I did a layout of Tom and Callie. We were waiting on Cole and as always they were good for one photo and naughty for the other. Their funny faces really make me smile. When I saw the naughty and nice tags I immediately thought of these photos.

Make sure you head over to Stuff to Scrap and pick up Swanky Christmas and then head over to Nicole's blog and see what my other CT member did for freebies. Also just so you know Nicole is having a sale starting on Wednesday, see the linked flier below.

I created a freebie for you with the kit as well. I loved the colors in this kit. They are just so fun. The image is linked, so just click on it and download. And as always feel free to leave a comment, I love hearing from my fellow scrappers.

I'll be back later with more stuff to show you.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Very Merry & a Freebie

I hope everyone is having a Very Merry December. For me it has been tough, we had to put Sharla in the hospital and even though it was only for one night, it was very stressful for me and her. But she is doing better and that is all that counts. Today I'm here to show you layouts I made with a fun new kit by Scraps by Andrea called Very Merry and it has a matching Very Merry Cardstock. I love this fun whimsical kit and enjoyed using it. Plus at the end will be a freebie for you.

First up is Callie from this year. She is a lucky little girl, her boss gave her an iPad for Christmas. I want one really badly and so she better hide hers. I love the sleigh in the kit and thought it looked so cute full of presents.

Next up is Cole from last Christmas with his favorite present...ok maybe not his favorite, but one that made him laugh. We get him funny boxers every year and I couldn't resist the Homer ones. He refused to model them, because he knew we would take pictures, he is getting smarter. I love the Merry & Bright word art that is part of the kit and just had to use it.

I loved the word art so much that I made it part of my freebie to you. I did the frame cluster off of the last page as my freebie. I hope you like it and can find a use for it. The image is linked, so simply click on it and download. Feel free to leave comments, I always love hearing from my fellow scrappers.

Make sure you head over to Stuff to Scrap and pick up Very Merry and Very Merry Cardstock soon. You should also check out Andrea's Blog to see what goodies my other CTs have created.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winter Chills and a Freebie

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere I go...ok maybe not so much here in Texas, but there is definitely a sense of winter. Today I'm going to show you a layout I made using Digi-designs by Nicole's newest kit called Winter Chills and give you a freebie made with that kit as well.

Here in Texas we don't normally get a lot of snow, we do get ice normally once or twice a year, but 2009/2010 was very different we got snow on several occasions. It was quite beautiful, but very cold. We tried to get the dogs to go out in it to play, but they weren't liking it much. Sharla walked out into the yard and would call them, and they would run to her and then turn and run back to the porch. I love the blues in this kit, I think they are great with snow photos.

I took the cluster from this layout and save it as a freebie for you. I know several others on Nicole's team have created freebies as well, so make sure you check out her blog to pick them up as well. The image is linked so simply click and download, and as always feel free to leave love.

I'll be back later with more to show you, but in the mean time head over to Stuff to Scrap and pick up Winter Chills because it is on sale for this week!!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Home for the Holidays

So have you finished your Christmas shopping. I'm not done, but I have something for Callie, Cole, and Mecca, so I'm moving along. Tom wants a gift card to Home Depot, and Mom gave me a list yesterday, so I'm moving along. Do you have anything special on your wish list...I'm trying to convince my Mom to buy me an iPad...a girl can dream. Well today I am going to show you layouts I made with this month's mega collab at Stuff to Scrap called Home For The Holidays. It is just packed full of great stuff and I love the color scheme!

My first layout is Sharla and Callie, Christmas morning two years ago. It's funny how adult Callie is until Christmas morning and then she was a kid all over again. But I think we are all a little like that. I really love all the flowers in this kit.

My second layout is Cooper in a Santa hat, ok maybe it is more of an elf hat, but I think he looks very very cute. He didn't care for it much, but he tolerated it. I love the greenery in this kit, as well as all the ornaments.

This is a wonderful kit so you should head over to the Stuff To Scrap store and pick up Home For The Holidays really soon. Then you can scrap all your wonderful holiday photos.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Time for Thanks/Holly Jolly and a Freebie

Ok, I've really messed up and I'm the first one to admit it. Andrea of Scraps by Andrea had a cool kit a couple of weeks ago called Holly Jolly Christmas and it was a collab with Cristin's Creations. It was free the first week and is now in the store. I should have told ya'll about it earlier, but somehow I just forgot to blog about it (my bad). She also has a new kit out today call A Time for Thanks, so I'm going to show you the layouts I did for both as well as give you a freebie from the new kit.

I'll start with my Holly Jolly layouts, the first is Tom, Mecca, Callie and Cole opening presents last Christmas. I really love the colors of this kit, they just go with everything.

Next up is Tom and Mecca's Christmas tree from last year. I think it looked very elegant and I just had to snap of couple of photos of it. I really had fun using all the flowers and ornaments in the kit.

Now for more recent photos. This one is of Sharla just as she was sitting down at the table on Thanksgiving (yes this year). I really love the papers in this kit, they range from simple to elegant, so you can do so much with them.

Next up is a layout of Aunt Jean, ok she isn't really my Aunt, but she was my babysitter when I was a kid and that's what we called her, and it stuck. She had her 82nd birthday a couple of weeks ago and her granddaughters gave her a little surprise party. It was lots of fun and I know she had a great time.

And now for your freebie. I used the cluster from the last layout. I hope you enjoy and find a good use for it. As always, feel free to leave love. The image is linked so just click and download.

Make sure you head over to Stuff to Scrap and pick up Holly Jolly Christmas and Christin’s Part as well as A Time for Thanks. And hopefully I'll be back tomorrow of Sunday with more layouts to show you!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Catch Up Post 3

Ok, I suck at blogging right now. I just can't seem to make the time to do it. I would rather be scrapping. But I'm also in the process of transferring my files from one external hard drive to another, so that is taking time. And while it is working it doesn't like me accessing it. Today I'm going to show you some layouts I've made with Victoria Feemster's kits. She has created some great kits over the last month and I hope you like what I've done with them.

First up is Callie on the beach at Nags Head. She had Joe take her picture as she jumped around. I'm not sure who had more fun, him or her. Although the story I've heard is that he doesn't do the beach and hadn't been on one in over 20 years and Callie was there one day and had him on the beach. But anyone that knows Callie, knows that is par for the course, she can get you to do almost anything. The kit I used is Sweet Memories a collab from the designers at SugarHill Co.

Next up is Zoey in the backyard. She really likes sitting outside with us, and is always willing to jump up beside me...well as long as "Tinkerbell" the dog behind us isn't outside. Because then they have to talk to each other. I'm using Victoria's kit called Someday.

Now for a layout featuring my Tucker Joe. He had been out in the snow, which he didn't like at all. I used Victoria's newest kit called Snow Baby, which has both snow/winter stuff and a few baby things thrown in as well.

Ok time to move to a layout that features some of my favorite people. Sharla, Aunt Sallie, and Aunt Hazel. It is always a good time whenever we are together. I think they are standing outside of the Alamo, but I'm not for sure. The kit I used is called In My Heart.

Next is another picture of Aunt Sallie and Aunt Hazel, this one taken in October when Callie and Mom went back for a visit. The hair maybe grayer, but they are still lots of fun!!!!! The kit I used is called I Am Woman.

Callie and Watson are the feature of my next layout. She is nuts about that dog and he is a cutie. But his feet are a dead give away to the fact that he is going to be a "BIG" dog. I know I hope so, because he is her protector! The kit is Giving Thanks which is part of the Pixel Club at Gotta Pixel.

Now for something you don't see as often as I would like and that is a layout with Trey in it. He and his girlfriend, Jess, came for dinner and Sharla snapped a few photos. It is still hard for me to believe he is so grown-up, he should be about 12!!!! The kit I used is Fall In Love.

The last one for today is another layout where I used my Tucker Joe. I've called him my sweet pea since he was a puppy. He is a little shaggy, but I love when he gets shaggy. The kit I used is called Fresh Breath of Air.

Ok that is it for today, I'll be back later this week with more to show you.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Catch Up Post 2

I had great plans of posting on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but some how it just didn't come together like I wanted. So now my goal is try and post at least once more this weekend. I've got tons of layouts to show ya'll.

Ok I'm going to mix it up today and show you things from different places. The first is a layout I did for Designs by Sweet Mesquite's kit called Shades of Autumn. It is a beautiful kit with rich fall colors. The photo is Sharla kissing Cooper. I love this photo of the two of them.

Next is another layout I did for Beth at Designs by Sweet Mesquite, the kit is a collab by her and Berry Sweet Designs and is called Shades of Autumn. When I saw it I immediately thought of Zoey, so I used a photo of her. She had been playing in the dirt, and her face is so dirty. It just fit the kit!!!

Now I'm going to show you a layout I made for the first week of the Battle of the Creative Teams at Digiscrap Addicts. I was on the team for Scrappin' Daisies. This week they gave us a recipe that used a ton of items, 10 hearts, 9 flowers, 8 buttons, so on and so on. We all used her kit called Betty Days and it was hard, but I liked the results. The photos are Tom, Mecca, Callie and Cole from last Thanksgiving.

Next is my week 4 entry and this was the hardest layout I've done in a long time. The challenge was to do a list of 10 things, so I did things I was grateful for. But that wasn't the hard part, we had to use product from 10 different kits. I rarely use more than one kit at a time, so it was really tough for me.

Now for a layout I double dipped (hehehe). I used it for a font challenge at PDP and a QP exchange at STS. I really love this kit, it is call Plum Perfect and the colors are just my style. The photos are Zoey taken on the back porch.

Next is a layout I made using a kit by Farah's Designer Scrap's kit called Carefree. The photo is Callie and Watson, taken in our backyard. We saw Watson this weekend and Callie can still hold him but it won't be long. I love this kit, because of the color combination and the really cool elements. They can make just about any photo look elegant.

I used frames by BySine and Gramma's Attic by the Plum Designers for this inspiration challenge. The ad was a cool mix of framed photos of different shapes and sizes. I used photos of all our babies, Tucker, Cooper, Zoey, Jake and Watson (also known as "W").

Next is a paper to digi challenge. I really loved all the flowers used in the paper version, so I found a kit that had lots of flowers. The kit is Girly Girl by Mandy Made, and I really love the colors. The photo is Ms. Callie, taken on her front porch and one taken at the hospital when she was born. Boy she has grown up, and it happened way too fast.

Now for a font challenge. I used a photo of Callie and two of her friends on the 4th of July several years ago. They were about 11 or 12, but they thought they were so grown-up. I love fonts so I try to do as many of those challenges as I can.

Ok the last one for now. This layout was done for a Scrap Mash challenge, they give you things like if your birthday month is 7 you must use pink. On this one I had to use pink, dots, something about vacation, two photos and rick rack. I decided to do one of what would make up a perfect vacation for me. And that would be a nice beach and lots of books to read on my nook.

Well that is it for today. Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with more to show you.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Catch Up Post 1

Ok, here is the first of my catch up posts, don't be surprised if by the time this weekend is over you see about 100 layouts from me. I show I have about 124 or so on my external hard drive and I normally move them off of it once I've posted them here, so give or take a few that have been done in advance for my designers, it could be a high number. Today I'm going to focus on some of the ones I've done for challenges at Polka Dot Plum.

Ok first up is a layout I did for one of the All About Me challenges. We were to find a photograph that represented us. I found a photo of an old tractor that Sharla took and just couldn't resist using it. I might be old and rusty, but I'm still working (hehehe).

Next up is a layout I did for an ad challenge. It was a blockish ad, so I did a blockish layout. The photos are Cole in front of his new truck. He was so proud and boy does he look all grown-up. He can still be a kid, but alas he is really a young man.

Third up is my Girl Power layout featuring Ms. Callie. The kit I used is called Tayla: General Girl by Brine Designs one of the new designers at Polka Dot Plum and I did this layout for a template challenge. I love this photo of Callie showing off her guns!!!!

Fourth is a layout I did of Sharla. I was using a kit by Danielle Corbitt called Techie Dreams. She was posing for me on the couch, she is such a good sister.

Fifth up is Zoey posing on the back porch. She jumped up on the couch next to me. She loves it when we all sit outside on the back porch. I used a kit called Focus and I love the color combination in that kit. This was done for a one word challenge...doesn't she look Happy.

Sixth is Callie again, using a kit called New Love. The photo was taken on Mother's Day (I cut Mom and Cole out of it). I love that smile, it makes me happy!!!! I did this one for a font challenge. I love those challenges, but then I'm a font-a-holic.

Seventh is Watson, and for those who don't know Watson is Callie's new dog. Sharla snapped this photo when she picked Callie up to go to the airport for vacation. I think Callie missed Watson more than anyone else. I did the layout for a color challenge and used a kit by Secret Stash called Be Inspired.

Eighth up is Cooper dressed in his lion costume, well lion coat. He does so well when we put it on him, except he doesn't like the hood, but he is better than Tucker about wearing it. I did this one for another font challenge and I used the kit Beary Scary - The Collection.

Ninth is Tucker posing next to a pumpkin. We didn't have a lot of luck at the pumpkin patch because they didn't want to sit, so Sharla bought a pumpkin and then tried with just one. Tucker was her best subject. I did the for an inspiration challenge where the ad was full of pumpkins. This is Carving Up Fun by Trixie Scraps.

Tenth and last for tonight is one more of Callie taken a couple of years ago when she was showing us her hand stand. The photo makes me laugh because she is just being silly. The kit I used is Grow Your Garden by Kalo Designs.

Ok that is it for tonight. I'm tired and I need to get to bed. But don't worry, I'll be back soon with lots more to show you.


No my family isn't have a big old Hootenanny, although we have had a few in my life time. No I'm going to show you a layout I made with a new kit by Scrappin' Daisies Designs and it is called Hootenanny. I love the name, and the kit is just too cute. Bright colors and fun elements make this a great kit for almost any type of layout.

My layout is Cooper in one of my favorite photos of him. He is shaggy and needs a hair cut, but he just looks so cute. I love the mix of pink, purple, blue and green in this kit. I had a hard time choosing which color to make my primary because the were all so cool. And Bethany put some really fun word tags in like the one I used that said "It's Owl Right".

Hootenanny is on sale this week, so head over to Brownie Scraps and pick it up soon. I have a major backlog of layouts to show you, so my plan is to try and blog at least 4 times over the holiday weekend, so make sure you come back and see everything I've done. Plus I hear there are going to be lots of Black Friday Sales, so check back and I'll let you know what I know about the sales.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My First Haircut

Happy Monday all, I hope everyone is ready for Thanksgiving this week. I know I'm ready...ok mentally I'm ready, but still have tons of stuff to do before the day gets here. But I'm very lucky, my nephew Cole is out of school this week so he is helping by driving mom around, and doing things like grocery shopping.

Ok enough of that boring stuff, today I'm here to show you a layout I made with Digi-designs by Nicole's new kit called My First Hair Cut and it has the cutest add on called My First Hair Cut Extras. I don't have any pictures of my first hair cut or even of any of the kids, but I have one of Cole taken recently at youth camp. I thought it worked quite well with the kit and I love the word arts that are part of the extras (my title is one of them).

The colors in this kit work well for boys or girls, so head over to Stuff to Scrap to pick up My First Hair Cut and My First Hair Cut Extras this week while it is on sale.