Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Basketballs, date spots, and more Easter!

So, I totally missed last week's new releases and layouts! Yikes! I think I'll make it up to you by posting a template freebie sometime this week. Sound fair?

I thought so, too. :)

Anyway, I've got a little bit of catching up to do, so here we go...

Last week, Chelle's Creations released this awesome basketball kit, Slam Dunk. My youngest is obsessed with basketball lately and has requested a basketball party for his birthday, which is this weekend, so this kit couldn't have come out at a more perfect time for me! It also comes with add-ons for different team colors! You'll notice in my layout that I used the red team add-on.

Slam Dunk preview

I made this layout...
Nothing but net

...as well as this invitation for little man's birthday party:
I can't belive my baby is going to be 3!

As for this week, Erica Zane released these AWESOME date elements, EZ Date Spots. I can't tell you how in love I am with these.


I used the date spots along with AJ Attitude to make this layout:

Chelle's Creations also had another new release this week. Chelle is the queen of stitching and these Stitch Me Up Frames are awesome! The best thing about Chelle's stitching is that the holes are separate from the stitches so you can shadow them individually for a more realistic look.
Stitch Me Up Frames

I used them along with The Carrot Patch and The Carrot Patch Word Bites in this layout:

Easter basket

I told you I was already planing my next page with this cute Easter kit.... isn't that little bunny adorable??? This page was also for the Tuesday Template challenge at Scrap Matters.

That's it for this week, but stay tuned for that template freebie! :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Is it spring yet??

I am SO ready for spring to be here!!! It's still a bit chilly here where I live, but the sun has been out and most of the snow is melted. I can't wait for warmer weather!!

In honor of spring (and Easter!), Chelle's Creations has released this adorable new kit today! It's called Carrot Patch... aren't those little bunnys just the cutest??

Here's the page I did with it. I'm already planning my next page with this kit... I still have most of my Easter pictures from last year to scrap! LOL
Egg Hunt

Erica Zane has released some fun new templates this week. I used one of them to make this layout for ADSR last week:
The credits for this page are super long, so I'll just link you up. :) {Credits}

I barely finished last week's second ADSR layout in time! Here's what I came up with, using My Boy by GG Digital Designs.

That's all that I've scrapped this week, but I did want to mention that Sarah Bennett is re-releasing Remember Me, one of my all-time favorite kits of hers.
She had this in her store at Funky Playground Designs, but now that it's closed, she's re-releasing it at Scrap Matters today. Here's a layout I made with it back when Sarah first created it:
Feeding Horses

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Just two

I got two pages done this week, and I really, really love them both!

Sarah Bennett has a fun new kit out this week called Spunky Monkey. Don't you just love these colors??


I did this layout for one of the ADSR challenges this week. We had to come up with a bucket list of 50 things, which was actually realy HARD! lol I really love how the layout turned out, though.

My first page for Chelle's CT is using her new Lucky Me alpha. This alpha is just in time for St. Patrick's day, but it's easy to recolor, so it's super versatile!


I also used Chelle's Everyday Memories collab with Juno Designs, and her Stitch Me Up: Grids for this layout.
Lucky Me

Monday, March 1, 2010

Some CT news and a bunch of layouts

Well, I'm sad to say that my stay on the Scrap Matters CT has come to an end. It was so much fun and I'm so grateful I had the opportunity! On a happier note, I've been asked to join the CT for Chelle's Creations! Yay!! If you haven't ever checked out her stuff, you should because it's super cute!! Here store can be found at Scrap Matters.

I've been quite the busy little crafter this week. Here are the scrapping layouts I've worked on:

This one uses a new kit by Britt-ish designs called Animal Kingdom, as well as a Mini Blocks template by Plum Dumpling Designs
Hogle Zoo

This page uses a kit called d00d by Simply Scraps and Angie Kovacs. I just LOVE the colors in this kit!!
Interview with Evan
I did it for the scraplift challenge at SM and I lifted beautiful by mrsduke2u.

For this page, I used Vibrant Memories by Pri Rocha. Another kit with fabulous colors.
10 02 19 Bike Ride

My partner and I are still plugging along in the ADSR challenge. I had to do this page about myself this week. It was fun to use a girly kit for a change... I used this cute kit by Erica Zane called Cute Lil Kaylee.

And finally, this page is also for ADSR and I used Shiver Me Timbers by Britt-ish Designs and one of the Mini Blocks Templates by Plum Dumpling Designs.
Pirate Party


And after all that, would you believe I had one other little craft to share??? I made these fun little party favors for my son's birthday party. We had a pirate theme, so I made these little pirate ships out of card stock and made the sail out of construction paper (and paint), and filled them with chocolate gold coins. They were a big hit!
Pirate gold
The template for these boats was a freebie, but I can't remember the site where I got it from! :(