Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My latest digi project

I did this layout for the Radioactive (font) Challenge at DSDI using Jen C Designs WINTER'S DAY kit - one of my favorite kits from Jen!

pictured are my silly nieces and nephews hanging out in the SNOW on Christmas Eve 2009!  There wasn't even enough snow that day to cover the ground but it was SO cold!  I did NOT take these pictures ... someone else did, and I have them in my Blake collection for 2009.  Cute!

I've done several other challenges at DSDI this month - Here is one that I did for "Can You Dig It" (advertisement inspiration).  I used Jen C Designs COUNTING DOWN and a template from Craft-tastrophic Designs SQUARED TOO for this layout. I love how it turned out!

Another challenge that I regularly participate in is MADE IN THE SHADE. (template challenge) This month the hostess is Giggly Polka Dots (I'm on her CT so you will see her work a lot from me) and I love how the template cuts the photo into those irregular trapezoids!  If you are a member of DSDI you can get the template for FREE at the DSDI store.  Go pick it up and join the fun! 

The photo is one of my favorites of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton NC.  I used Melly Scraps THIS IS ME kit, (Melly is a Pink Lady at DSDI but not currently in the store - hope she will be back!)

Another fun challenge at DSDI this month is called THE WORKS - and there is a free mini kit from Marie H Designs who is a new/old designer at DSDI (she previously sold at DSDI under a different design name) 

Of course, the "beautiful people" in the layout are my niece Julie and her husband Joe - photo taken Dec 24, 2010 at my mom's house!  The color in this layout is SO NOT ME, but I enjoyed working with the kit.  Go check out the free mini kit in the DSDI forum

I will continue to add to this post as I create more layouts for the DSDI December challenges!

Welcome to my new blog ...

I hope to be better at keeping up with this blog ... I'm always busy with something!  Right now I'm working on my paper projects for my Recipe Swap dinner next week!  I also finished my cards for the Bunco swap on Thursday, and a birthday present I am delivering on Friday at the Rockin' R.

CT work - Giggly Polka Dots

I am on the new CT for Giggly Polka Dots as of November 1.  I love her whimsical style, and I'm glad she was as happy to have me join her team, as I was to join!  Lot's of fun stuff ahead from poki and Giggly Polka Dots!  I started with

(had to poke just a little fun at my "inner child" - I remember the days of "flower children" SOOO well!)

TITLE:  It takes talent to grow OLD but not UP!

Giggly Polka Dots sells exclusively at

but only until Feb 29, 2012.  Links will not work after that date!

Monday, December 5, 2011

My CT work - Jen C Designs, November 2011

These are projects that I completed for Jen C Designs during the month of November (my first month on her CT)

Jen C Designs THANKFUL 

That's Big Brother Blake and Li'l Brother Chase

Jen C Designs BABY MINE - BOY

That's my great nephew Chase born on Wed., October 19 in Kyle, TX! Love him!

(coming soon to DSDI)

Julie & Joe - engagement picture, and wedding portrait!


Great nephew Blake and great niece Gaby at Great Grandma's house, Dec 24, 2010.


These tree peonies were huge - about dessert plate size!  A gorgeous garden in East Central New York state!

Jen C Designs and Digilicious Designs

Jen C Designs sells at these digital locations

Digi Scraps Drive In  until February 29, 2012

November with 3 Li'l Monsters Designs

November was a very busy month for me and 3 Li'l Monsters Designs.  First up was a collab kit called

I just couldn't resist using this cute photo of Blake and his baby brother Chase on the day that Chase came home from the hospital

Amy also had a part in the Stuff to Scrap Build-a-Kit for November.  Her portion was called Breakfast in Bed

After recovering from having her computer CRASH (omg) Amy was finally able to finish and release her November Template Grab Bag - I just couldn't resist using my FAVORITE kit for October called AUTUMN CHARM to show off one of the templates in the GRAB BAG.


3 Li'l Monsters Designs also released a fabulous PERPETUAL CALENDAR during the month of November ... it comes with frame work for the calendar page and numbering for months that start on all of the days of the week.  Numbers not need for some months (like February, April, June, September & November) can just simply be erased.  She also has the same set with a template for each month of 2012 if you don't want to worry with figuring out which template to use!  I did a mock up for April 2012 with this product, and I'm also using it to create my BLOG CALENDARS over at Digi Scraps Drive In (I'm the Blog Manager there)


The main kit used for this calendar is WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (which Amy is about to retire!)   I pulled the little elements from some of 3 Li'l Monsters Designs other kits (IT'S A PARTY, STAND IN THE RAIN, and SCRAPHOLIC

3 Li'l Monsters Designs sells at