Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!! (and another FREE Tuesday Template!)

Are you looking forward to stuffing your face today? I know I am! :) What about Black Friday? Personally, I avoid leaving the house on Black Friday, but I'm hoping to find a few online deals. There are going to be some really awesome grab bags and Scrap Matters tomorrow! The best part about it is, you don't have to be up at 4 am to snag them! ;)

It's a quiet morning around here (for now) so I thought I'd share what I've been up to lately.

This one I made with Down This Road Designs' DSD grab bag which included Tags and Things, Color My World Solids paper pack, Dangle Charms, and Color My World Stash:
Pony Tail

I'm hosting another Tuesday Template Challenge over at Scrap Matters this month. Go snag the free template and let me see what you do with it! Here's my page with it, using Fall Festival by Clever Monkey Graphics:

Picking our pumpkin

I will definitely be using this kit again, because I didn't get a chance to use any of the ADORABLE animals included in the kit. Just look at these!

 Fall Festival

For this page, I used a new template pack by Eudora Designs. I love her templates... they automatically turn me into an amazing cluster-er! lol

I also used School Rules by Clever Monkey Graphics

And finally, to get myself in the holiday mood, I scrapped a Christmas layout! Can you believe this is the very first page I've scrapped of LAST Christmas?? I need to get on the ball!

I used Merry and Bright by Designs by CRK.
Christmas Cuties

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Day!

It's that time of year again....

It's DSD this weekend! Hooray! The designers have been working hard to bring you some awesome grab bags this weekend!

Ok, now for what I've been working on:

My cute little boy insisted on having a spaghetti party the other day. What an imagination this one has. :)
Spaghetti party
Using: Mangiamo! by Amy Stoffel and Gimme Layers Vol. 38 (templates) by Cluster Queen Creations

These templates by Cluster Queen Creations are so fun to use. I just love the flow of them with those wavy lines. Here's another one:

Taking the ferry
Using: I'm On A Boat by Crossbone Cuts Designs and Gimme Layers Vol. 38 (templates) by Cluster Queen Creations. Alpha is from Mangiamo! by Amy Stoffel

Have fun shopping this weekend! ;)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October goodnes..... so far (including a free template!!)

This month totally ran away with me! How is it almost Halloween already??

Here is what I've been working on this month:

I did this one for the Grand Theft Layout challenge at ScrapMatters, so it's a lift of Today by Cluster Queen.
This is me
Using Just One More Picture by Clever Monkey Graphics.

This next one is for the Gender Bender challenge I hosted this month at ScrapMatters. You have to use a boyish kit to make a girly page, or vice versa. I love how this one turned out.
Using Bits n Bots by Stolen Moments and Nikki Beaudreau Designs. Font: Clipper Script

Not So Spooky
Using Retro Halloween by Meagan's Creations.

Last but not least, I hosted a template challenge at ScrapMatters this month, using this layout:
Feels like fall
Using A Taste of Autumn by Amy Stoffel

You can download the free template HERE!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ready for October?

I can't believe September is almost over! Yikes! Have you finished up your challenges for this month? There's still a little time! I mentioned the quote challenge in my last post, but I also hosted a facebook cover photo challenge this month. Here's my pretty new cover photo. Can you tell I don't want summer to end?? lol

I used A Day at the Beach by Adorable Pixels.

There are some really fun new kits this week, too! I love this one by Amy Stoffel called My Home Sweet Home.

Home is wherever I'm with you

I also used a fabulous new template from Eudora Designs from her New Start Part8 Template pack. Her templates are amazing! I used another one from the pack for this page, too:

I also used Recess by Alissa Jones, which is a super cute kit for back to school!

Here is what else I've been up to lately....

A fun two-pager using Zoo Crew and Zoo Crew Alpha by MHK Scraps.

Another awesome back to school kit by Clever Monkey Graphics called School Rules. I can't believe my little man is in kindergarten!! I also used another template from Eudora Designs. This one is in her Colored World Part 7 template pack.
First day of kindergarten

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Sheesh.... I kinda disappeared there for a few weeks. Oops! We've been busy enjoying the last of our summer. School started this week, though, so hopefully things will settle down!

Speaking of school, I'm hosting this month's quote challenge! I chose a quote that goes really well with back to school photos, but it can also be used in other ways, which is what I did with my layout.

All the world
I used Bloom by Simply J Studio.

Also, I have taken tons of beach pictures this summer, so I'm loving all the beachy kits that have come out recently. The latest one from Stolen Moments and KimB, called Seaside is soooooo cute.

Seaside by KimB & Stolen Moments

I used it for this layout:

Beach Treasure

Friday, August 17, 2012

Summer Fun

It finally feels like summer here in the northwest and we are enjoying it while it lasts (as you may be able to tell from this post's layouts)! Pool, beach, water park.... we've been doing it all! :)

There are so many fun goodies this week, but first, I didn't get a chance to come and post last week's layouts.....

Waterpark Wonderland is a huge and super cute collab from Clever Monkey Graphics and Elise's Pieces.
 Pool Time

For this page, I used A Fresh Start by geniaBeana Scraps, LDrag Designs and Siamese Studio. The colors in this kit are simply breathtaking!
 Bed Head

Ok.... now for this week's layout.

I used Under The Boardwalk by Clever Monkey Graphics. This kit is PACKED with so many elements. You could use it to scrap so many different things! Don't forget to grab the add on elements!

Beach Days That's it for this week! Psssttt..... I think I will have another template next week! ;)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Recent layouts.... and a template FREEBIE!

Well, I was so excited about the freebie I made in my last post, that I forgot to share the layout I made with the Rock It Out collab! So, here it is....

Move to the music

I really love doing a photoless layout every now and then. If you haven't tried it you should... and it's one of this month's challenges at ScrapMatters! ;)

I also did this two-pager last week with MHK Scraps newest kit, A Sparkling Good Time.

B- 4th of July 2012

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And now, without further ado..... I give you the TEMPLATE FREEBIE that I've finally figured out how to share! Enjoy!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Heads up!

Hey friends! I just wanted to let you know about the AWESOME giveaway going on over at the ScrapMatters blog today! Seriously.... it's HUGE. You don't want to miss it! :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Birthday Blog Hop Freebie!!


Are you enjoying the ScrapMatters world reunion tour? There is so much exciting stuff going on this weekend at ScrapMatters! Make sure to check out the fun games we've got going on all weekend. If you participate, you can win prizes! And of course, don't forget the SALE!


Also, if you spend $15, you can get this amazing kit for FREE!


If you've been following the blog train, you've been getting some amazing freebies from the rest of the designers and creative team! Here's what I have for you:


Your last stop was
and your next stop is
If you get lost, you can always start over at the ScrapMatters blog.

Happy travels!! :)

Monday, July 30, 2012

My 1st Purse

So, I'm still working on a way to give you guys my templates, but in the mean time, I wanted to post this cute page!

 My 1st purse

My little girl has been really into carrying her purse around with her lately and it's so cute!

 I used a new kit at ScrapMatters from geniaBeana called A Whimsical Heart. If you buy it right now, it comes with some really cute journaling cards that match!

A Whimsical Heart by geniaBeana

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I'm back!



Is this thing on?

I realize it has been months since my last post, but I got overwhelmed with baby and moving an life in general, so I took a little scrapping break.

Now I'm back and refreshed and ready jump right in!

I'm happy to announce that I've been accepted onto the ScrapMatters creative team! I'm super excited about this opportunity! What better way to get back into scrapping, right?

Today happens to be the release date for all of this week's new kits at ScrapMatters, which means they are 20% off through the weekend, so go check them out! I had some fun with Amy Stoffel's new kit And The Living Is Easy. Such fun colors in this kit!

  And The Living Is Easy

Here's my page with it:


You can see that my baby isn't much of a baby anymore! *sniff* In fact, she just turned one a few weeks ago!

I had intended to post a template freebie to celebrate my return, but apparently 4shared has changed things since the last template I posted (FOREVER ago!) and I can't get it to work properly! I'll post the template when I get things figured out. :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Scrapbook-Bytes is having a birthday celebration! Here is a coupon code for LDrag Designs to get $5 off a $15 purchase!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Manic Monday!

Get Snapshots of Life by LDrag Designs for 50% off today only at Scrap Matters!

I absolutely adore this kit! I love the soft color palette and the beautiful elements. You can see the pages I made with it in this post.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wow! The holidays totally ran away with me! Yikes! Most of my projects lately have been sewing, but I have done a bit of digital scrapbooking. One important note since I last posted...

LDrag Designs is back at Scrap Matters!!

You can now find her designs at both Scrap Matters and Scrapbook-Bytes.

Now for a few of the pages I've done lately....

{Counted by Erica Zane and Creashens}

The boys
{Sweet November by LDrag Designs}

{My Precious Treasure by LDrag Designs}

Little Laundry Helper
{Happy Homemaker by Erica Zane}

Lights at Temple Square
{Auld Lang Syne by LDrag Designs}

Trimming the tree
{A Touch of Winter by Erica Zane]

Christmas Tree
{Jolly Holly and coordinating clusters by LDrag Designs}

{Love Grows by Erica Zane}

Silly Girl
{Love Thyself by LDrag Designs}

Whew! So much fun stuff to play with! Don't forget, there is usually a coordinating freebie for each kit on the designer's blog!
Erica Zane's blog
LDarag Designs Blog