Friday, July 31, 2009

New fun Contest

My Life and Scrap is having a fun new contest with some great prizes! I am entered, you should too! Here is the flyer, it is linked to the forum page.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Finally a Freebie

Ok well I did get a chance to whip up this Alpha for ya! I have been having fun playing with alphas! This was made with an Action I downloaded from Atomic Cupcake! I think it is the perfect Alpha because it is black and brown (I can never decided which to use lol) and it has some grunge to it but is still a script. Just click on the Image to Download:

Paper used in preview is by Designs by Rozie

Getting something of a break!

Well for the last two and next two days I only have my little guy at home. We are only here for a few days before we go back up to see family. I figured since I had the quiet one-on-one time with him we would try the whole weaning thing. My house looks like the cup and bottle isle of Baby's R Us has exploded. He seems to do fine without me but I just can't seem to get him to drink out of ANYTHING! The thing that has worked the best so far... a plain old cup that he will sip out of (thank you Ericka). Oh well. The good news is that he does take naps so I have had some quality scrappin time! Rebecca_psp recently put out a cute kit named "In My Pocket" over at My Life and Scrap. Here is the preview:

And here is my layout. I really had fun with this one. The pic is of a friend of mine's daughter. We recently had a great playdate over here where we filled a kiddie pol with mud and let the kids go nuts. It was so much fun! Anyways, the layout:

Template by Amy M.
Overlay by Design by Fraisinette
Font is Brushed

Finally a real blog post! Well like I said I am traveling again on Friday so I am not sure when my next real blog post will be but I am going to work my darnedest to get you a freebie today or tomorrow! Until then!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A New Look at my Favorite Site

The ladies over at My Life and Scrap have done a great job with a remodel over at their site. They have updated and streamlined their look! Here is a screen shot of their new look. You can click on it to go to their site.
Also, there are just 5 days left to do the AMAZING challenges over at My Life and Scrap. I still have to finish the Gourmet and Font challenges!!!! So much to do in the little bit of time I will be home! Luckily I only have one kiddo with me so I might be productive (although I am sure my hubby would rather I be productive cleaning up the mess of a craft room I have). Well until next time!!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Sorry I have been away for awhile! I am dealing with my grandmother coming home from retiring out of country because of brain cancer. I feel like I have been MIA and owe you guys some freebies! Not today, I am actually on a bit of a vacation for the weekend and then returning home for just a few days only to go back up to visit with grandma and the family for a week or so. I am really bummed that I had to pass up a spot on MLAS's advertising team because of all the uncertainty right now. Well I will be home to my nice big computer on Monday or Tuesday and I PROMISE I will at the very least have a quickpage for you featuring Rebecca_psp's new kit, "In My Pocket". It is really cute and she had included this cool layered pocket so you can tuck your loved ones inside! Here is a preview of the kit:

You can find it in her shop over at My Life and Scrap! Alrighty I am off for now. Hopefully I will be able to post more later.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Exciting News and a Freebie

Woooo Hooooo I am officially part of Rebecca_psp's Creative Team over at My Life and Scrap. This is super exciting!!!

I am uber stoked to be working with such a talented team of ladies! In celebration I have made a Quick Page freebie to share with everyone!! Here is the original Layout using Rebecca_psp's Oh Man kit Avaliabe at My Life and Scrap :

And here is the Quick Page:

Just click on the image or HERE to download. Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Excited about a Layout!

Ok I just finished this layout that I am in love with!!! It was for the scrap mix challenge over at MLAS. I used a template by With Love by Mushy and it was GREAT! She does an amazing job of adding effects into her templates. I messed with these a little because the Black and White worked better for me than the Sepia style she had but it still was awesome! Anyways... Here it is:
I used the "Ready For Sun" kit by Kimi's Kreations available at MLAS!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fun Layout and a Photo Mask Freebie

Today I have really had a blast making some pages. I had these cute pictures of Lillian scribbling on Linus with some markers. I made up my mind not to start off with a template because it seems that that's the only way I can get a page going. I will admit it was a stretch but I loved the idea of using some scribbly photo masks. Somehow I did not have any downloaded so I whipped some up with the handy Wacom! Anyways here is the Layout:

Credits: Paper is from the "Boho Baby" kit by Gypsy Couture, People Embellishment is by Pamela Dempsey Designs from "Grandma's Porch", The torn paper piece is by MajorTiggerScraps, and the fonts are Alabama and A Morris Line

And Finally a Freebie! Since I had to make those photo masks from scratch I guess I am obligated to share! You can click on the image or HERE to download. Enjoy

This week I have put my name out there for my first two Creative teams! *fingers crossed*

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Template Challenge

SO I completed the Template Challenge over at My Life and Scrap and I am very pleased with my results. The template is by Katie Designs and I used the "Simply Spring" kit by Farrah Smith Designs. I am in love with the simplicity of this kit. And, as wierd as it sounds, I love the color of blue that she used. Right now teal-blue is in style I guess so it isn't easy finding a kit that I like that uses a bold blue. LOvE IT!

Friday, July 10, 2009

I just got my first printed album in the mail

OK so I sent off 48 pages to be printed and bound. My son's 0-6 month album. I used which I read some good reviews about. For a hard-bound 12x12 album with 50 pages it was right around $60 which I thought was reasonable and I didn't really want to go with the cheapest option. Well I got it in the mail this morning and I can't say that I am completely pleased I realize that I should have waited until I had more pictures because it is a little thin, (my fault) but the cover and whole book is bent a little Also the website stated that their printing process is "full bleed" which I am pretty sure means that the image goes to the very edge of the page. I have a white border around everything which I think makes it look less professional. There were also a few printing "oops" It looks like there was a print head glitch on my son's face in one of the pages and also the contrast was messed up on one of the pages as well. I just wanted to give you a heads up! I think next time I might try shutterfly? Has anyone had a good experience??

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fun Layout and a *Freebie*

Well I am still chugging along on the challenges at My Life and Scrap You can check out my gallery HERE. This is the page I did for the Font Challenge.

We used the journal font and I put it as my title. I messed with the layer blending options and I really like how this came out. I think that page really shows off Kara Henry's Brave butterfly kit that she has posted as a freebie. You can find her blog HERE

And lastly, here is a template freebie for everyone! Just click on the image or HERE to download. I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Speed Scrap

Just a few hours ago I finished a speed scrap over at My Life and Scrap This was my first one and I have to admit that I had a blast! I am usually a pretty fast scrapper because I avoid things like clusters and extractions so this was a fun game for me! Here is my layout:

Kit is "Just for Boy" by Bibou Scrap Design <--- great freebies
Fonts are Pee Wenie and Acid Label
Template is by Molly and Max

If the kiddos get to bed soon I will try to get a freebie up for you tonight :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

And I'm a dummy....

I forgot to credit the wonderful designer Glayce Cavalcante for her Happy Birthday kit that I used to make the layout for the Mystery scrap challenge. I loved the background papers in this kit they are amazing! Here is a link to her blog.

More challenges and a freebie!

I decided to try the mystery layout challenge over at MLAS. It was interesting to say the least. Basically you are coping a layout that you have never seen before using directions. Here is what I cam up with:I am not sure if I am completely thrilled with it. It was nice to try something of a different style. I am not usually one to use those multi-frames but it was fun and that part is cool.

So I decided that I would make a template out of yesterday's "Fly Boy" Layout. Here is a freebie for you guys to enjoy as well!
Click on the image above or here for the download. I hope you like it!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Just another day...

If it wasn't for cheese my kid wouldn't eat... sheesh. Well it is the first of the month so that means NEW CHALLENGES!!! I think I am enjoying the gallery and forum over at My Life and Scrap.I am not sure why I get such a kick out of these but I do Here is the first one I have done:
Sadly I am not sure where I got this kit from :( It is one I downloaded before I realized that who made the kit was important info to keep, but thank you unknown designer this kit rocks my world!

It is for July's challenge:

You can find it HERE at My Life and Scrap.

I am hoping to rack up enough points to get some goodies :)