Saturday, August 22, 2009

A New Release!!!

Rebecca PSP has come out with another AWESOME kit this month! It is called Fall-ing For U. I really love the richness of this kit. The blues are just amazing!! Great colors and neat textures. You can find this kit HERE at My Life and Scrap. It is 50% off all this week so snag it now!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A good start

I was a good girl last night and did a bunch of housework while watching the Octomom special so I woke up to a clean house :) This means that I spent all morning scrapping of course!!! I finished up a layout for the font challenge at My Life and Scrap (capturing Life's Memories in Pixels). This month you could pick ANY handwritten font to use! I used CK Ali's Hand (but I think it has since changed names to CK Classic) I know I got it for free a really long time ago but I couldn't find the download link to share :"( Anyways, here is my layout!

Kit is the August Mega Collab "Summer's Last Sunset" from MLAS
I used the Smooth Ink action by Atomic Cupcake (anybody know where their freebies have gone???)

Well it looks like I am hitting the road once again for a week or so. Hopefully I will still get a chance to scrap and post! I must conquer the mini-laptop lol :) Well have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hybrid Fun!!!

Well I had some fun today! I missed the feel of paper in my hands lol. As much as I enjoy digi-scrappin I really am a paper artist!! Well when Lucie, the creator of ad77design, asked me to be a part of her CT she kind of "hinted" that she would like some hybrid projects. I am really excited to finish one. Digiscrapping really lends itself t o layered embellishments! You can print a few copies of each embellishment and cute out certain pieces to give it that great 3d effect. I also used some paper glaze on the windows of the planes which is great fun. The only issue is that it can cause the ink to run :( Enough of me here is the birthday card:

Kit is Boyswear by ad77design available at MLAS (the site with a lot of <3)
Buttons are by American Crafts
Stamp is by Stampin' Up using StazOn black ink

I hope you enjoy!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

I Opened Photoshop Tonight for the First Time in Days...

I have been taking a bit of a break the last few days. Not completely by choice, I have just been under the weather, so naptime (my usual scrap time) has been naptime for mommy as well! Tonight, after a nice dinner with a friend and her daughter, I cracked open my old friend CS4 (and a Cab/Shiraz blend) and completed a challenge for Three Paper Peonies. I really like her stuff and she is doing a challenge right now to win a full kit. She does give away some great freebie mini-kits! Anyways, here is my layout using her Grass Itty Bitty kit!

Kit is by Three paper Peonies
Word Art is by Bethany
Photo Mask is by Funky Time Designs by Amber

I really love the graphic nature of her kit! Anyways that's all for tonight! I might work on some of the great challenges over at MLAS tomorrow... I hope ;)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

It's about Time!

I have a freebie for you guys today!!! Finally!!! Well I am dealing with being sick and putting up with sick kiddos. I ended up having to take my little man to the doctor yesterday. It's just another fun virus. With my daughter she hardly ever got sick, and when she did it wasn't a big deal. The smallest virus means sleepless nights, weird rashes, and mouth sores with the little guy... Oh well! Anyways I am blabbing on. Here is a recent layout I did with the Ravena's Wedding kit by Ad77Design:

I really love all the circular elements she included! Here is a preview of the kit:

The image is linked to her store at My Life and Scrap or you can click HERE.

And last but not least I made a quickpage out of that layout :) Here is what it looks like:

Again, the image is linked to or click HERE!

Thanks again for looking! The new round of challenges are up at My Life and Scrap (Capturing Life's Special Moments in Pixels). I will probably work on those next week to be honest. I need a little break :) Anyways, until next time!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009


Well even with very grumpy kiddos and a lack of sleep I have been able to get my pages done for the challenges over at MLAS. First up was the Font Challenge:

Template is by
Kit is Gears by Three Paper Peonies
Font is Brown Bear Funk by Dafont

The template was really fun to work with! It already had that grading built in! I am in a little bit of love with this LO! I follow both the blogs that I got these freebies from. Both ladies do some quality work!

Moving straight along to the template challenge, This one is hosted by Kate Designs (who makes soe really unique templates!):

I used the "Wild Abandon" kit which a a duo between Rebecca PSP Designs and Dogs Day Designs. You can find this kit HERE!

Well that about finishes it up for the challenges that are due tomorrow. The Summer Scrapbook Showdown is also due tomorrow but I am not sure if I am going to be able to get that one done in time. It requires a ton of thought!!!! No stress! Well tomorrow is the Speed Scrap at MLAS. They have set up a new chat system so no more "F5, F5, F5, F5... what???? Step 6 already???" hee hee hee, well here is the flier for that gem! You can click on the image to go to the thread.

Until next time!


So much to do so little time! Well I got one layout finished for the Scraplift challenge and one more started for the Template challenge. I thought I was going to do more but nope! The bug guy comes today at 8am so I had to do some cleaning up and got sidetracked in organizing my real life instead of my digi life! Oh well, at least I can say good bye to fire ants after tomorrow. The Sandhills of NC are notorious for fire ants and I never realized how much I could hate something so small until I moved here! I also have to get rid of a few fleas that I adopted when I took in a stray kitten for a few days until I found him a home. My cats are WAY goofy when they have fleas, it is almost worth keeping them around to watch my cats fall off stuff while scratching. I digress... here is my layout for the Scraplift Challenge over at My Life and Scrap!

Kit is "Mother's Love" by Megan Turnidge
Template is a freebie by Manda Girl

I really hope to have another post today showing off some of the the work of the AMAZING designers that have taken me on as part of their Creative Teams!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Time to get a Crackin!!!

Alright, I am FINALLY back home with my big pretty computer and big pretty monitor... ohhh how I missed you.... This means that I have about 2 days to finish up 5 Layouts for the challenges over at My Life and Scrap (the site with a lot of <3) style="text-align: center;">The best part is that is is 50% off right now :) You can find it HERE.
I am hoping to get a layout done with this kit tonight!

I have completed one Layout today (during nap time) It is for the Scrap Mix Challenge which is kinda cool. It is a neat place to get a jump start and the part I like best is that you can make the challenge fit whatever photos you want to scrap right then! Anyways here is my Firecracker layout (yes my little guy is a ginger lol):

Template is by scrappingwith
Kit is Chilli Pepper by Designs by Rozie
both were AMAZING freebies!!!

p.s. That font looks a ton cleaner on the high res version!!

Well I should get the kiddos to bed in about an hour then I am going to pour myself a rather tall glass of wine and scrap like a crazy woman!!! I will post some progress tomorrow! Until Then!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wild Abandon

Congratulations to...... dswork123!!! She is the winner of the Name this Kit Contest over at My Life and Scrap, the site with a ton of heart! The name she came up with... Wild Abandon which I think is super creative! Here is a preview of this freshly-named kit:

You can find it HERE at My Life and Scrap!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


After some serious struggling I have finally finished my layout for round one of the Sizzling Summer Challenge over at MLAS. I am still visiting back home so again... damn mini laptop and Photoshop elements! Without further ado...

Blue background, Stitched circle, and orange glitter: Artist in Training collab from MLAS
Striped paper: Joyful Heart Design
Inked Border: Raspberry Iced tea by Laura available at MLAS
Bead Element: Tuliping by Rebecca PSP available at MLAS
Font is Gabriola

Wow, them are some serious credits! I will admit I am usually a one kit kinda gal. Like I said, this was a challenge! If you would like to follow this amazing challenge just go to My Life and Scrap HERE!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ravena's Wedding

Well some more exciting news! I have been asked to join ad77design's creative team! I am super excited! She has just put out a new kit "Ravena's Wedding" over at My Life and Scrap; the site with a lot of heart. Here is a preview of the kit

This week it is 40% over at her store.

You can also enter to win this kit here!

And last but not least here is my layout using her amazing kit!

Lilly Bug at the Norfolk Zoo

Well I am entered into the Sizzling Summer Showdown over at MLAS so I have some work to do!!! Until next time!

Monday, August 3, 2009

A new layout for a Challenge

Here is a layout I made for the Gourmet Scrap Challenge over at My Life and Scrap; the site with a lot of heart! You can participate in the challenge HERE

Created using the "I am Boy" Kit by MAG Design

This was a picture I took during last week's attempt to ween him... not so much of a happy camper! Anyways until next time!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A fix on my last Freebie!

Sooooo there is egg on my face! I guess zipping and posting that last freebie alpha using my itty bitty laptop was not the smartest of ideas. I have since discovered that I can set the posting time so that even when I am on vacation I can publish stuff without having to scramble on the mini 'puter. Well the link in the original post has been fixed but I am going to post it again here. Thanks so much! Also there is still time to name the matching kit and win it over at the forums at My Life and Scrap. Image is linked!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New kit,a freebie, and a contest!!!

I am on travel again so I am writing you from my mini laptop... a little frustrating!

RebeccaPSP has teamed up with Dogs Day designs and put out this amazing kit:

The best part is that all you have to do is name it and you could win it! You can enter the contest HERE at MLAS; the site with a lot of heart.

Here is my Layout using this amazing kit:

This was taken at a haunted ghost tour in downtown Wilmington, NC

Finally, here is a free alpha that I made to coordinate with this amazing kit. Click the image or HERE to download.

Thanks again for looking! Leave me some love if you like the new alpha freebies! Also, I might have some really good news in the next couple of days!!!