Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shake It and a Freebie

Hi everyone, hope you're having a great week. Me, well lets just say that February has been a rough month, I can't seem to get anything done. I think my brain froze during all the cold weather and still hasn't thawed yet. I was supposed to post on Monday the layout I created with Shake It a new kit by Nicole of Digi-designs by Nicole. She created it based on her love of Zumba, but it is so much more. Bright colors pop off the pages and super cute elements let you do just about anything with this kit.

My layout is of Callie. The photos were taken Christmas morning when she was "jumping". It was fun watching her jump and trying to catch it on film. She was having a blast doing it.

I had fun using this kit, because the bright cheery colors really perked up my gloomy self. She has a matching word art set for it as well. My freebie is a frame cluster I made. I thought it would go with lots of things. I hope you download it and find a good use for it. And as always, feel free to leave a comment.

Don't forget to check out Nicole's blog for other freebies and head over to the Stuff to Scrap store and pick up Shake It while it is on sale this week.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sizzling Hot Again

Happy Monday everyone, hope you're having a wonderful day!! The weather has been much warmer, in fact we've had to switch on the air. Gotta love Texas!!! Today I'm going to show you layouts I made with a kit by Amy Dane Designs called Sizzling Hot, and I also used their companion kits Sizzling Hot Word Art and Sizzling Hot Glitter Sheets. These are all Amy Dane's part of a collab with Adriana's Cafe (the one I showed you last week).

My first layout is one I did that features my favorite drink. I did it for a photography challenge. I love my frappuccinos, my favorite is a Cinnamon Dolce with White Chocolate Mocha, just say yummo. I love the colors in this kit, they are rich and elegant and can be used for so many types of layouts.

My second layout is Callie and Daddy. They had such a special relationship. She made him laugh. I think this is my favorite picture of them together. I love how this kit can take a simple shot and make it look elegant with these wonderful colors and elements.

Make sure you head over to Stuff to Scrap and pick up Sizzling Hot, Sizzling Hot Glitter Sheets, and Sizzling Hot Word Art because they are a perfect addition to your stash.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sizzling Hot

Happy Tuesday everyone one. I'm going to show you a couple of layouts I made with a great kit by Adriana's Cafe called Sizzling Hot. It is bold, grungy and really wonderful. I of course didn't use it for romantic layouts, but that is not me. But it worked well for my layouts.

My first layout is of Callie in the play Romeo and Juliet. She was playing the "apothecary". She didn't know what that was, so she asked and was told it was a drug dealer. We laughed at the difference of perspective. Mecca explained it was more like a pharmacist.

My second layout is my three little loves. This is one of my favorite photos of them. I did the layout as challenge where I had to scrap the "back" of something. I love the colors in this kit because they can go with just about anything.

So head over to the Stuff to Scrap store and pick up Sizzling Hot as a great add to your stash.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ohh Where to Begin

I have so many layouts to show ya'll I don't even know where to begin. It seems like forever since I've had a big blog post, but that changes right now. I'm going to cram as many as possible into this post...ok, I promise not to do more than 15, but I've got to get some out of my to post folder!!!! I think I'll show you challenges I've doing at Polka Dot Plum, since I am the Challenge Wrangler there, I do lots and lots of challenges.

The first up is one I did for an All About Me challenge, where I had to scrap something I use every day. I of course did my favorite new toy my Ipad and the cool little stylus I got for it. The kit I used is called Go for the Goals by Dawn by Design.

My next layout is one I did for a photo challenge. The challenge was to get a close up of some one's face. Well with the weather, I wasn't around too many people and Sharla refused to pose for me, so I used Tucker have he had been out eating the snow. The kit I used is called Softly Winter by Designs by Sweet Mesquite.

Now for a layout I did for a scraplift challenge. The photo is Zoey just sitting on my bed. She isn't fond of the camera, but every now and then she'll let me take her picture without a fuss. this kit I used is A Fresh Start by Sugar Pie Scraps.

Ok I have to show a layout with Cooper just to finish off the trio. This one was done for a twisty lift, you scraplift a page but change it in some manner. Doesn't Cooper look cute!!!! The kit used is Memory Lane by Jen C Designs.

Ok how about a layout with people in it? Hummmm Sharla is so fond of these pictures I took of her in the hospital. I did this layout for a one word challenge where I had to use the word "Time" on a layout. And for those who know Sharla she is doing much better, we are working on getting healthier, and she has come a long way since her second stay in the hospital. I used Sugar Pie Scraps kit A Fresh Start again for this layout.

I've gotten lots of comments in the gallery from other Angry Bird players when I posted this layout. The kit I used is Jangle by Sweet Tomato Designs. The photos where taken on Christmas morning when Tom, Cole and Callie were having Angry Bird races to see who could get through the levels the fasted. It was so much fun to watch because they did not take failure well.

This layout wasn't done for a challenge, it was done for a new designer at Polka Dot Plum called Farynar's Wings. She does wonderful kits and this one is called Mysterious. The photo is Cole and Dani on Christmas Day. Don't they make a cute couple!!!!

Now for another cute couple, Tom and Mecca. The photo is one of the series Sharla took at Thanksgiving in 2009 at Callie's house. It is one of my most favorite set of photos. I use them a lot because they look so good. I did this one for a newsletter challenge and the kit is Bee Mine by Bean Bunny Designs.

Here is one of Callie taken at Thanksgiving this year. She was laying on the floor posing and I just couldn't resist snapping a photo or two. I did this one for Dawn by Design for her to use as a sample in her shop. The kit is called Go for the Goals and I do love the colors in it.

And last for today, because 10 is a lot of layouts, I promise to try and come back tomorrow and Tuesdays and have big post days as well. This last layout is another one I did for Farynar's Wings for her to use as a sample. The kit is Mystic Mountain and the photo is Callie and Mom at Thanksgiving.

Hopefully I'll get several big posts done this week!!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Our Love Story & A Freebie

Happy Saturday all, I hope everyone is having a great day!!!! I know I am, because it is finally getting warmer here. The snow is fun to look at, but boy is it cold. And all the days off/working from home have really screwed with my scrapping schedule. But I'm getting back on track, now I've got to get into a better blogging mode. But for right now I'm going to show you some layouts I made with a new kit by Scraps by Andrea called Our Love Story and it is a wonderful kit. The colors are red, blue, cream and brown which work so well with all kinds of layouts.

My first layout is Cole and Danni at Christmas. They are on the couch playing Angry Birds, and all snuggled up together. I used the blues and browns on this one, because I love that color combination. I made did a photo treatment to make the photos match more.

My second layout is of Tom and Mecca on Christmas day as well. They wanted a family shot and then we did a couple of just the two of them. Of course it is hard to get good photos when your kids are outside of the camera range making you laugh!!! But I really like this one. I love the blue and red combination as well. Ok I just love the whole kit!!!

I took one of the clusters from the first layout and adapted into a freebie for you. The image below is linked so just click and download. I hope you enjoy the freebie and feel free to leave a comment.

Don't forget to check out Andrea's Blog so you can visit my other CT members and see what kind of goodies they may have for you. Also the kit is on sale for $2.50 this week, so make sure you head over to the store and pick up Our Love Story.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Infinity and Beyond

Happy cold Wednesday...don't know about ya'll but it is very very cold here. And to top off the cold we're having rolling blackout. We were without power for several hours this morning. When the high is 18 degrees, having no heat is no fun. We're all wrapped up in blankets trying to keep warm. But enough about this silly weather, I'm here to show you layout I made with a new kit by Digi-designs by Nicole called Infinity and Beyond. It is a fun kit that is perfect for those photos of your kids who love Buzz or anything space related.

I did a photo of Cole. He isn't in outer space, but he sort of looks like it. He is wearing a hat he made out of the no licking collars for the dogs. I really love the bright colors of this kit and the little alien is just so cute!!

I also created a freebie for you using the kit. I didn't used a frame on my layout, but I thought it would be fun to do one for ya'll. I hope you download and enjoy the freebie, and as always feel free to leave a comment. The image is linked.

Make sure you head over to Stuff to Scrap this week and pick up Infinity and Beyond it is on sale for 30% off through Friday. Also check out Nicole's blog to find other freebies from my other team members.