Saturday, November 16, 2013

Scrapping while I still can!

I've been trying to scrap as much as I can before ScrapMatters closes it's doors at the end of the month. Here's what I've done this past week....

I have been drooling over this kit, The Simple Life by Meagan's Creations, FOREVER. The colors are just to die for. I had to grab it before it's too late and I just LOVE the way this page came out.

You are my sunshine

I also figured I should get started on some pages for our newest addition who will be here soon. This kit is Our New Princess by Wimpychompers. (I also used the matching alpha.)

Its'a girl

Last, but not least, I used On The Trail by Clever Monkey Graphics and Meagan's Creations (as well as a Template from Meagan, too) to make this page...

Northwest Trek

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sad News

You may have already heard, but ScrapMatters will be closing it's "doors" at the end of this month. My heart is so heavy over this! I started lurking around ScrapMaters six years ago and then I finally officially joined in early 2008. It has been my digiscrapping home ever since and I've loved being a part of the community there. I'm not sure what site I will be moving to, but I'll probably take a little break first anyway (seeing as I'm about to have a baby!).

Until then, however, I am doing as much scrapping as I can!! :)

I finally had a chance to scrap some Halloween pictures and I used I Heart Halloween by Crossbone Cuts Designs. I just love the traditional colors and I love that the kit is not too spooky, but not too "cutesy" either. Perfect!

Trick or Treat

The other kit I played with this week is one I've been eying for a while because of the adorable owls and beautiful color palette, so I finally snagged it! It's Hoo-ray for Fall by Down This Road Designs (you can find the full bundle here).


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Happy DSD Weekend!!

Have you snagged some amazing goodies this weekend?? There's still time to grab some amazing stuff for 40% off at ScrapMatters.... not to mention all the amazing grab bags!!

I've had a super busy week, but I did have time to play with two grab bags from Cluster Queen Creations: Getting Artsy- Fall Grab Bag and DSD 2013 Template Grab Bag. I LOVE the way this page turned out!!


Don't forget there are also some games and challenges in the form. They're a great way to win some fun prizes!! :)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!

Wow, I can't believe October is over! Yikes!! What a fun time of year, though... I can't wait to scrap some pictures of my kids in their Halloween costumes! I also have apple picking pictures, and the pumpkin patch, of course. Whew!

Until then, here is what I've been working on....

For this page, I used Goodbye Summer by Amy Wolff and a Cut It Out! template by Jamie Seaward. I just love the navy blue and mustard yellow together in this kit.... perfect end of summer colors!

Love this

For this one, I used Count Every Blessing by KimB's Designs, which is SUCH a gorgeous kit! It's hard to tell because I picked dark blue for the background, but this kit has so many soft, pretty colors in it!

My 3 Blessings

Also, do you remember this layout that I posted not too long ago? Well, I used it to make a template for one of October's Tuesday Template challenges so hurry and go snag it if you want it! :)

A is for Autumn

Monday, October 21, 2013

Manic Monday!

Every third Monday at ScrapMatters is Manic Monday and that means kits for 50% off!! Designers select two or three of their products to put on sale, so if you've had your eye on an older kit, now is the time to go check if it's on sale! Products are 50% off today only.

I had some scrapping time yesterday, so I played with a few of the Manic Monday kits...

This kit is Adjust Your Sails by Litabells Designs.

Adjust your sales

This one is Couch Potato by Kaye Winiecki. I also used another of those Tightly Twisted templates from Zoliofrope, which you can find in Mixed Matters grab bag #1 until 10/24!

Couch Potatoes

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mixed Matters!

I'm finally on the ball enough to post about the Mixed Matters grab bags BEFORE they're gone! Go me! ;)

Mixed Matters grab bags are a great way to get a bunch of awesome stuff from the ScrapMatters designers for a great price. They are available through October 24th, and as an added bonus... there will be a winner drawn from the purchasers of EACH grab bag who will win a $10 gift certificate to the store! How awesome is that?

Anyway, I played with a template by Zoliofrope, which you can find in Grab Bag #1. Have you noticed how often I use her templates? Because they're awesome.

Love you more

I also used Love You Every Day mini kit by Andilynn Designs as well as the matching Little Extras. (You can also just grab the whole bundle... it includes a super cute alpha that I didn't have the chance to use yet!)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Two more for October

I had fun playing with this kit, Not How the Story Ends by Captivated Visions. It's a little different from my normal scrapping style, but I really love how this page turned out. It was fun for me to get away from scrapping pictures of my kids for one layout and to do something more artistic!

Change Your Thoughts
{I re-used an old template freebie of mine for this page. If you want it, you can find it HERE.}

I also scrapped a page with this adorable kit... just look at that cute owl!! It's Project Fall- Apple Picking by Juno Designs and Amanda Yi. We have plans to do some actual apple picking this fall, so you might see this kit again! ;)

A is for Autumn

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Back to the grind

Homeschool started back up again this month, so I've been kind of really busy with that and haven't had a lot of scrapping time. I did manage to get a couple of layouts done over the past few weeks, though....

I absolutely adore this first page. The precious picture of my little girl obviously helps, but I just love the colors in this kit and this template was awesome! I used Sweet Life by Jennifer Labre Designs and Jargon templates from Zolifrope.

Sweet Life

I've been dying to scrap these pictures ever since I took them in early August. Art Is My Comfort by Litabells was perfect for them with those pretty shades of purple! I also used the matching Painty Bits and Sketchy Alphas from Litabells, as well as a template from Road Maps Vol. 6 by Down This Road Designs.

Beautiful Girl

Lastly, this fun page was made using 2FAST4U and matching alpha by Wimpychompers Creations. I love that she put some pink and some girly elements into this race car kit!! (There is also plenty of boyish stuff too, though.... this kit is packed!)

Serious Driver

Friday, August 30, 2013

LOVE this layout!

Ok, so I just scrapped this layout tonight and couldn't wait to post it because I am so in LOVE with it! I used a template from Zoliofrope's new Betamax set (currently on sale because they're brand new!!) and the kit I used is Blush by Stolen Moments Design. I have not seen a page with this kit that I don't love.... the colors are just divine!

Always Love You

I also scrapped this page last week and had to wait until today to show it to you because Monsterific is also a brand new release (and on sale!) today. With a little two year old tornado at home, I couldn't pass this kit up. The monsters in it are just TOO cute! (I also used the paints and extra alphas but you can get them all bundled together to save some dough!)

My Little Monster

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Back from vacation!

I am back from vacation and ready to get scrapping again! I have a billion pictures to go through from  my trip but I've done two pages with older pictures since I got back...

For this one, I used Roughin' It by Sherry Ferguson. This kit has a bunch of really cute camping elements in it! I wished I could have used them all!

Weenie Roast

I also scrapped this page with Pictures of Us by Simply J Studio. The colors in this kit are just fabulous.

Love this photo

That's it for now! There are still a few more days in the month if you're wanting to sneak in on any challenges... like the Saturday Special I did at the beginning of the month! :) There are also a ton of fun things going on for the Queen Of Scrap celebration this month!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Ready for August?

I can NOT believe how fast this summer is going! It can't already be almost August, can it?? Luckily, I've been having lots of fun with beachy, summery layouts. :)

These goodies are new this week.... Catch the Waves by K Studio (don't you just love how bright and fun this kit is???) and Bursting to Life Templates by Meagan's Creations:
Sand in my toes

This one is a fun GIRLY beachy page, which I've never done before. I used Surf Adventure by MHK Scraps, which was part of the Mixed Matters grab bags this month.  Don't worry if you missed it... there's a good chance it might be released again by itself, so keep an eye out for it! :)

I also had a get well card I needed to make this week, so I used Doctor's Orders by Meagan's Creations.

Get Well

And now, I'm off on vacation for two weeks, so I'll have LOTS of pictures to scrap!! :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Collabs Galore!!

So, this week, the entire ScrapMatters team released collab kits and they are A.MA.ZING! Seriously, go check them out!!

I played with a collab by LDrag Designs and Memory Clips called Here's the Scoop:
My 1st Ice Cream Cone
(Don't forget all the fun extras!)

I had some fun with girly pages this week because I also did this one, using Love Comes Softly by LDrag Designs and a template from Zoliofrope.
My Girl

Last but not least, I did a fun zoo layout with Zoo Crew by MHK Scraps, which is probably my all-time favorite zoo kit. Just look at those cute animals!! I was inspired by the ever so popular Project Life type layout for this one. Can you tell? :)

A Day At The Zoo

Sunday, June 30, 2013

It's almost the 4th!

Any big plans for the 4th of July for all you America scrappers? There are some amazing goodies all over digi-land this week to help you scrap any photos you happen to take! I chose to use Sweet Liberty by Stolen Moments and Mommyish Designs just because I loved the retro feel it had to it.

The 4th L
(I also used a template by Meagan's Creations. All her templates are amazing, by the way!!)

It's also FINALLY warm enough for beach days here in the Pacific Northwest! Yay! I just had to do a beachy page this week, too. :)

Beach Baby

(I used Splash Into Summer by the ScrapMatters design team.)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

If you're looking for something to scrap your Father's Day pictures with, I used this amazing guy kit (He's The Man by Juno Designs and Amber Shaw) to scrap some pictures of my guy. This is such an awesome kit... I love the colors and it's super versatile for any masculine pictures you've got!

What a man

I also scrapped this page this week....

Expert Gamer

This kit is SUPER fun and so perfect for my video game crazy boys! It's Technically Speaking by K Studio and it's packed full of really awesome element!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Bow tie

When I saw the bow tie in this kit, I knew exactly which picture I wanted to scrap with it!! This kit is awesome, by the way. It's called a Father's Love and there's an fabulous bundle with a bunch of extras, which I used for this layout. I love a boyish vintage kit!

Show Off

Monday, May 20, 2013

Just another Manic Monday!

Just popping in with a quick post about Manic Monday! Once a month, on the third Monday of the month, Designers at ScrapMatters will be putting a few of their kits on sale at 50% off! Such an amazing opportunity to stock up on some goodies at half price!

I snagged Backyard Explorer by geniaBeana Scraps from today's Manic Monday sale for this layout:

Hurry and check out all the amazing stuff before the sale ends today! You can see it all HERE.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My boys

Popping in with a couple layouts of my boys this time!

This moment was just so funny... I couldn't NOT scrap it. I have tons of photos from this shoot, but it deserved it's own page. :)
Signature Look
I used Oh My Stars by Memory Clips, Standout Templates Vol. 2 by Meagan's Creations

I just love the way this next layout came together... I give all the credit to the fabulous kit, 12th of Never by Jen Reed. Such fabulous textures and colors and patterns in this kit!
6 yrs

And just one more layout of all the sunshine we've been enjoying lately here in the Pacific Northwest! I used Jennifer Labre Designs' Daydream papers, elements, paints, and alpha (part of the May Mix A Kit at Scrap Matters) as well as a template from Eudora Designs.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

My Girl

Just popping in to share a couple layouts of my sweet girl..

I'm just now getting around to scrapping some of her first birthday pictures. Better late than never, right? I was inspired by this super adorable kit by River~Rose Designs (who is new at Scrap Matters! Yay!), Oh Deer Another Year (and I also used the wood bits add on).


This page I made using a new template pack from Down This Road Designs and Enjoy Life by Cluster Queen Creations (I also used the matching word art).

Snuggle Bug

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

I've got lots of goodies to show you today and they're all amazing, so I won't blab too much... I'll just show you! :)

Once Upon a Time by Meagan's Creations (I told you I'm always whipping up something with her fabulous stuff!)

Pirate Code by Jen Reed Designs
Pirate Day

Under The Sea by the ScrapMatters Design Team
13 03 09 Alki Beach

Tea Party and Tea Party Add On by Adorable Pixels

Easter Dress

Happy Easter!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ready for spring

I am SO ready for spring! How about you? It's just about here in the pacific northwest and it's making me dream of summer sunshine and days at the beach. Mmmm...

I created a sunny layout this week with some new goodies from Andilynn Designs. I used Live Your Life In Color: Rainbow and Live Your Life In Color: Yellow. This page was crated for the Saturday Special challenge I'm hosting today. You can pop on over and learn how to make your own elements!

You are my sunshine

I created this fun page with Crazy Hair Day by Meagan's Creations. I love her designs... they are always so fresh and fun! I think I make a page with her stuff at least once a month!

Crazy Hairdo

(P.S. If you like this page, Meagan used it for a quick page, so you can grab the set in her store!)

I also played with some March Mix-A-Kit goodies. There was such a fun collection this month!

Potty Princess

(Good Feeling: Papers by Jennifer Labre Designs, Potty Princess- The Elements and Potty Princess- the Papers by Meagan's Creations)

Looking back over this post, I can see that I've been having a little too much fun scrapping my little girl's pages. I'll have to get busy on some pages for my boys next! :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Here comes March!

So much goodness since I last posted! I almost don't know where to begin!!

I hosted a Grand Theft Layout challenge at ScrapMatters this month. You still have a few days to get in on the fun if you want! This is the layout I made for the challenge, using Wishful Thinking by Victoria Feemster:

52 Weeks

Jamie Seaward is guesting at ScrapMatters this month and I've been having so much fun with her beautiful templates! I've done two with them this month...

This one uses her Cut It Out templates, as well as Lucky Sisters by Victoria Feemster.

Luv my sister

This one is using Simplicity Vol. 1 templates by Jamie as well as The Vintage Housewife by Memory Clilps.


Last, but not least, one of my favorite designers, Erica Zane, is guesting at ScrapMatters this month!! I did this page using her You Are Amazing colab with Cluster Queen Creations.

Always Be You

The beginning of a new month is bringing some exciting things at ScrapMatters, by the way. We are having a week long customer appreciation celebration! It's going to be awesome, so don't miss it! It starts this Friday, the 1st.