Thursday, December 22, 2011

'Tis The Season and Freebie

Happy Thursday all, I hope you're done with your shopping...Christmas is just around the corner!!!! Today I'm going to show you a layout I made with a new kit by Scraps by Andrea called ‘Tis the Season. She was inspired by her daughters pjs, so it is a bright cheerful kit just fully of fun elements. I think it is perfect for all kinds of holiday layouts. And she had her team make brag book pages for you as freebies, yeah!

My layout features Callie taken several years ago, but she was very excited to get a phone for her room. I love kits where I can cluster and this one is perfect for it. Lots of great elements including some great flowers and greenery, not to mention great frames.

I took the cluster from my layout and put it onto a brag book page for you. The preview is linked so simply click on it to download.

After you download the freebie, head over to the Stuff to Scrap store and pick up ‘Tis the Season and then head over to Andrea's Blog and pick up her freebies. And don't forget to check out my fellow CT's for brag book pages.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pine Cones and Holly Berries

Can you believe it is already the 21st of December? Well thanks to Amazon I've got the majority of my shopping done, and lots of it already wrapped. Still waiting for the UPS man to bring a few more and I have to pick up a couple of things locally, and then I'm done. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. But that is not what I'm here to talk to you about today. I'm going to show you layouts I created with this month's Mega Collab at Stuff to Scrap. And it is mega and it is fun!!!! Pine Cones and Holly Berries is a kit that is packed full of elements and great papers, perfect for your holiday pictures.

My first layout is Sharla last year at Christmas. She was quite excited to open her iPad, and who wouldn't be. I love the yellow (gold) in this kit, it really pops against the other colors and I love the flowers, but ya'll know I love me some flowers.

My next layout is a little more whimsical, and I love a kit that can go from traditional to whimsical. The photos are my babies with Santa. We had to miss that this year, with everything going on with mom and Sharla, it just wasn't in the cards. I also love the addition of brown in the kit, it makes the kit so versatile.

So head over to Stuff to Scrap and pick up Pine Cones and Holly Berries because it will be a great addition to your stash.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Merry Celebration and Freebie

Happy Monday all, I hope you are all ready for Christmas. I'm pretty close, hopefully I will finish this week (hehehe). But enough silliness, today I'm going to show you a layout I made with a new kit by Digi-designs by Nicole called A Merry Celebration and give you a freebie I made with it. It is a great Christmas kit, that is full of fun elements and great papers. I did pictures of Zoey with Santa last year. With everything going on we didn't get pictures with him this year, but we'll go again next year I'm sure. I really love the color combination in this kit, I think they will work for almost any holiday layout.
I made the cluster into a freebie for you. The preview is linked so simply click on it to download, and feel free to leave a comment.
After you finish downloading the freebie, head over to the Stuff to Scrap store and pick up A Merry Celebration for your stash.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Glisten, Old World and Templates

Ok, I'm behind again, well with my blogging. Luckily I'm caught up on my layouts. Today I'm going to show you layouts I made with kits by JennCK Designs as well as some of her templates. The first kit is called Glisten and I love the mix of blue and brown. I also used Modern Style Templates Vol. 10. I love love love her templates. The photo is one I took in 2010 during one of the many snow storms. Ok so there weren't that many, but to this Texas girl it sure seemed like it.
My second layout is Sharla and Tucker last winter on a snow day, they were snuggled up together most of the day. I used Paper Inspired Templates Vol. 10 on this layout.
Next are two layout I made using her Old World kit and Modern Style Templates Vol. 11 and Paper Inspired Templates Vol. 11. This kit is so cool, it is an old fashioned Christmas kit and since I'm old, it fits me perfectly. The first layout is Tom and Callie on Christmas Day 2006, she loves her daddy!!!
My second layout is Tom and Mecca opening presents a couple of years ago. I love the fun templates in the Paper Inspired pack.
Ok that is it for now, but if you love Jenn's stuff as much as I do then you will definitely want to check out her retirement sale. You can find all the info on it at her blog and the ad below is linked to it.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Most Wonderful Time

It is the Most Wonderful Time of the year, at least in my opinion. I love the Christmas season, it brings out the child in me. I know it's silly, but I love to sing along with the carols, and look at the lights and watch all the movies. I know I'm sappy, but hey that is me. Today I am here to tell you about a new kit by Scraps of Ellay called Most Wonderful Time and it is perfect for you holiday photos. It is packed with great papers and elements that can be used for all kinds of things.

My first layout is Tucker visiting Santa. He loves people, but Santa isn't his favorite. I think it is because of the gloves. The poor Santa didn't look like he was having a good time last year. Tucker enjoys going to the store, but he would prefer that Sharla or I hold him. I love the blue and pink in this kit because they really make the layouts pop.

My next layout is Callie opening her rake. She asked for a rake and we bought her one and wrapped it. She laughed when she saw it because you could tell exactly what it was. I had fun using the tree and packages elements on this one, and I really love the patterns on the papers in this kit.

I made a freebie with the kit too, and to get it you have to visit the Stuff to Scrap Inspiration Blog. So head over there and get the freebie and then go to the store and pick up the kit Most Wonderful Time for you stash!!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Happy Sunday all, I hope you have had a wonderful week. Are you Thankful, I know I am. I have so many things to be thankful for that I can't even begin to list them. But that is not what I'm blogging about today. I'm here to show you layouts I made with a kit by MDK Scraps called Thankful. It is a wonderful mix of fall colors, great elements and perfect for all kinds of layouts.

My first layout I did for the template challenge at Stuff to Scrap. The photos are Sharla and Cooper. It is one of my favorite photos of them together. He doesn't like his photo taken, he will turn away from the camera. I love the colors in this kit, they are fallish, but in a wonderfully muted palette.

Next up is another photo of Sharla and Cooper, I think they are just on my mind a lot these days. Sharla is doing so well, but that big sister in me still worries. I did this layout for the scraplift challenge, which was a little odd, because the original layout was mine. So I scraplifted myself.

I created a freebie with this kit, and you can find it on the Stuff to Scrap Inspiration Blog. After you pick up the freebie head to the store and pick up Thankful for your stash.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Emma's Room and a Freebie

Happy Friday all, I hope you've had a wonderfully productive week. Me, it's been ok. I'm actually blogging on the day of release, so things are getting better. Today I'm going to show you a layout I made with a new kit by Scraps by Andrea called Emma’s Room. It is a beautiful kit of purples, greens, browns and blues, that work with all kinds of layouts. It has a nice mix of elements including my favorite lots of great flowers.

My layout features My Sweetie, also known as Tucker Joe. I love the purples in the kit, but the green really popped out at me and I had to use it. And I had to use the flowers, they were just begging to go on the page (hehe).

I also created a freebie for you using the kit. The image is linked so simply click on it to download. And as always feel free to leave a comment, I love hearing from fellow scrappers.
After you download the freebie, head over to Stuff to Scrap and pick up Emma’s Room it is on sale through next Friday.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lots to Show You

Ok this is another catch-up post. November was as crazy as October and I got behind on my blogging. But the good news is both Mom and Sharla are home. Things are still a little crazy, but much less so now that I don't have to visit two different re-hab facilities every day. Mom is doing really well, she is moving around with much more ease. Sharla is doing great as well, she is learning to do more and more each day. We are hoping to meet with the people about her "new foot" next week.

Now let me show you some of the goodies I've been making with JennCK Design's products. She has some really wonderful stuff and I have to say I LOVE her templates!!! If you are a template person, check out her stuff they are really wonderful. I'm going to start with the newest stuff first, because I love Dr. Suess, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas is my favorite Christmas story. And today she is releasing Who-Village at Ginger Scraps. There are four pieces to it, Who-Village Paper Pack, Who-Village Element Pack, Modern Style Templates Vol. 9 and Modern Style Templates Vol. 9. I love the colors and the slight quirkiness for these pieces.

My first layout is Tucker and Cooper with Max from the How the Grinch Stole Christmas. They weren't happy posing with him, and they didn't like him really at all. In fact we have to make sure he is not where they can get to him or they will take him and rough him up a bit. I used the modern templates for this one.

My second layout is using the paper inspired templates and features that goofy group...ohhh I mean Tom, Mecca, Callie and Cole. The photo was taken last Christmas. It is hard to get a good picture where all of them are serious. One or another is always making a face.

Ok now for some other layouts that I've not posted before. Autumn Walk is a beautiful fall kit, I love the colors because they are fallish, but muted at the same time. They work with all kinds of photos. I also used Modern Style Templates Vol. 4 and Modern Style Templates Vol. 4 because as I said I love her templates.
This one used Autumn Walk and the paper inspired templates. The photo is one I took of Angela a couple of years ago when we were at a park on a warm December day. I the yellow leaves behind her, they add great color to the photo.

The next one also uses Autumn Walk and the modern templates and features Zoey in the pumpkin patch. I was very sorry we didn't get to take the dogs to the patch this year, but it wasn't in the cards.

Timeless Traditions Paper Pack and Timeless Traditions Element Pack are what I used for the next layout featuring Sharla and Tucker. I was wanting a photo of Sharla playing on her iPad and Tucker just had to join the fun.

I love the kit Honor not only for the colors and elements, but for what it represents. I don't think we honor much any more and we really should. I also used Modern Style Templates Vol. 5. One of the biggest "honor" situations I've seen in a while is when the Jr. ROTC at Guyer HS honored veterans and that is when this photo was taken. I couldn't have been more proud of Cole and his unit.

That is is for today, but make sure you check out all the kits and templates, because you will definitely want to add them to your stash!!!!!