Friday, May 29, 2009

Leafy Treetops

Erica Zane has a new kit in her store today!! It's called "Leafy Treetops" and it's packed with super cute stuff! It's SO cute, and it's perfect for spring OR fall!


Here's a page I did with it:
I used a template from Just 2 More Things Designs

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me! Template Freebie!!

Today is my birthday! So, in celebration, I made a free pack of FIVE templates!! And they all have drop shadows, too. Click the preview to download and leave me some love if you like them! :)


Nikki Scott Retirement Sale

Sadly, Nikki Scott has decided to take a break from designing for a while. :( She will be greatly missed! If there is anything of hers that you have been thinking about snagging, this week is your last chance to do it! She is having a retirement sale: kits are $2 and everything else is only $1.

Also, run over to her blog for a little freebie!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Are you having a good holiday weekend? I just got back from a camping trip with my family and we had so much fun! I should probably be unpacking, but I've been doing a bit of scrapping instead! :)

I did this page for the Grand Theft Layout challenge at Scrap Matters. I lifted Playground Fun by Brenda Smith Designs. I LOVE how this page turned out... so bright and fun! This kit is called Natural Wonders and it was a participation prize for the Queen Of Scraps challenge at Scrap Matters.

I didn't purposely plan to do another page with Nikki Scott's new kit Pixie Dust, but it was perfect for these pictures! I also used a few bits from Sarah Bennett's Feels Like Home kit.
Alpha: Red Edge Plastic Alpha by Cyndi Price (recolored)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A little late

I had such a busy day yesterday that I didn't get a chance to post the preview for Nikki Scott's new kit! So, here it is, just a little late....


Isn't it awesome? Grab it from Nikki's Store at Elemental Scraps!

And here's another layout I did with it yesterday:
E- Park kiss

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Tomorrow

Nikki Scott has a new kit coming out tomorrow! It's super cute!!! I used it for this page:


I also used one of Erica Zane's NEW templates from EZ Templates 5 for this. And the picture was for the Matter of Snap challenge at Scrap Matters.

I'll give you a peek at the new kit tomorrow when it's released!

I also scrapped two other pages yesterday...

This one was for the Saturday Special at Scrap Matters. We learned how to "cut" ribbon in photoshop. A great tip that I did not know before!

Time for a Haircut

I used the kit Jakey's Jinx by Erica Zane. I also used Erica's EZ Masks (for the photo and the grungy border).

I've been dying to use the adorable May Flowers kit by Megan Turnidge and Tracie Stroud that came in the May issue of the Scrap Matters newsletter. It's a little too flowery for most pictures of my boys, but I figured if I'm in the picture, flowers are allowed, right? ;)

I also used a template from the Queen Of Scraps participation prize template pack.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Template Freebie!

It's been a while since I did a template, so here you go! I decided to turn my Ryan's Park layouts into templates for you. Just click the preview to download. Leave me some love if you like them! :)

Ryan's Park preview


Erica Zane is releasing her new kit today and it's SO cute! It's called Underwater Escape, and it coordinates perfectly with her Tropical Escape collab kit.

Here are two pages I did with it:
Hippo Tank

Hippo Fish

These were taken last summer at the St. Louis Zoo. It's so fun to see how much bigger my kiddos have gotten!

Erica also has some fun new templates in her store today. AND (as if all that wasn't enough!) run over to her blog and snag the quick page freebie she posted today!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Enjoying the lovely weather!

It has finally stopped raining and the past few days have been sunny! Yay! I felt like doing some spring time, outdoor fun type layouts today. :)

Ryan's Place Park

Jump Ryan's park
I used Week 1 by Flergs on both of these layouts.

This one is for the Grand Theft Layout challenge at scrap Matters. I lifted Be My Valentine by kimpson.
E- Dandilions
Birds of a Feather mini kit by WM [squared] Designs
Ribbons from Where the Heart Grows by GG Digital Designs
Font: Smiley Monster

I've also been finishing up some "old" pictures from last year. I did this layout last night, using Nikki Scott's Alien Invasion kit. I love the elements in this kit!
E- Cosmic Bowling

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A few more layouts

Wow, it's been a few days since I've scrapped anything! I guess I've been in a rut. I finally did a few pages today, though.

This is one I did for the Word Up challenge at Scrap Matters.

Rustic Charm by Nikki Scott
Fonts: Engravers MT, Cry Kitty, An Accidental Kiss, Eight Fifteen, DearJoe4
Template from EZ Templates by Erica Zane

I haven't done a two page layout in a while, but I LOVED this template by Just 2 More Things Designs.
Blowin Bubbles
I used the Hawaiian Happy Hour collab kit from Scrap Matters. You can get it FREE right now if you spend $15 in the store!
Fonts: Fons: Myriad Pro, Not His Angel

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Love to play

This adorable mini kit was a participation prize for one of the Scrap Matters NSD challenges (don't remember which one!) It's by WM [squared] Designs. I also used one of the templates from the participation prize template pack from the Queen of Scraps challenge.

Love to Play
Alpha: Shout Alpha by Digitreats
Font: Pea Glo-Girl Script

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I only did TWO pages today, can you believe it?? Oh well, it's better than nothing, I guess!

This one was for the DVD cover challenge at Scrap Matters.
Backyard Fun
I used Tropical Escape by Erica Zane and Mari Koegelenberg, and this was my inspiration:

And this one is a page using my friend Sarah's gorgeous new kit. She is in the final round of the designer challenge at Funky Playground designs. She's so talented! I also used Template 12 from "EZ Templates 3" by Erica Zane, Metal Bead Alpha by ScrapinCop, and the font Pea Glo-Girl Scrpit.
Best Buds

Happy NSD!!

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Day, I've turned all of yesterday's layouts into templates (with the exception of the one that was already a template, of course)! There are three templates in the pack. Feel free to grab them if you think you'll use them.

NSD Template Pack preview
Click the image to download.

Now, I'm off to see if I can get some scrapping done!

Friday, May 1, 2009

I've been busy!

National Scrapbooking Day (NSD) celebration is in full swing at Scrap Matters! There are fun things going on all over digi-scrap land this weekend, but I don't have enough time to do all of them, so I'm sticking with Scrap Matters this year. Tomorrow is going to be even better! Lots of prizes and giveaways! :D

Here's what I've been working on...

For the template challenge:
The New Office
Kit: Where the Heart Grows by GG Digital Designs
Font: Pea Jenna
Template: NSD 09 Template by Monsu

For the Black and White With a Splash challenge:
Tub Toesies
Papers and ribbon by Nikki Scott (Alien Invasion and Monster City)
Glitter from Berry Crush by Erica Zane
Alpha: Totally Awesome Alpha by Nikki Scott
Font: DearJoe4

And for the Queen of Scraps contest:
13 Mos
Kit: Pleased to Meet You by Juno Designs
Tag: Fizzy Fridays by Erica Zane
Alpha: Scrummy Alpha by Nikki Scott
Font: Smiley Monster

Papers and buttons from Adventures by GABhappyscrap
Sun and Milkshake elements by Erica Zane (from Falling Dusk and Fizzy Fridays, respectively)
Fonts: Pea Jenna, Pea Missy, Jailbird Jenna

I should also mention that Erica Zane's store at Scrap Matters is 40% off this weekend, including some awesome template packs which you will probably see me using tomorrow!

Don't forget that Nikki Scott's store is also on sale at 50% off for the weekend! I gave you a sneek peek of her new kit already, but here's the whole preview!
Go grab it while it's on sale!!