Sunday, July 29, 2012

I'm caught up ... for a while... maybe

I think that I have caught up on posting my Creative Team layouts now ... today I posted

True North Scraps TRIPPY ... she has a new kit coming out on August 1, check back to see that beauty!  Can't wait to show you.

Jen C Designs DIVALICIOUS and AUGUST TEMPLATE GRAB BAG.  Fun, fun, fun for me!!!

Digi Deborah Designs SCHOOL IS COOL with links to freebies at DD's blog and FB fan page!

and my newest designer, Digital Designs by Amber Morrison, a great new template designer I found.  I posted 4 layouts, 2 with KEY LIME PIE and 2 with CLEVER LI'L PRINTERS TRAY

Be sure you scroll all the way down so you can see all this great digital product.

Ginger Scraps has a new Buffet opening next weekend - and Roseytoes Designs has some amazing sports products in the Buffet!  Check back often!

True North Scraps

True North Scraps made this cute little mini as a freebie for the guests at her Speed Scrap at Scrap-N-Pieces the other night.  You can now find


in her store at Scrap-N-Pieces (link)

I used the mini kit to create this layout with a photo from a "butterfly chasing" day last Spring! I do love her color palette on this one!!! 

Jen C Designs - re-release and a new grab bag

Jen C Designs promoted her kit


as this week's Blazing Bundle.  She has released this kit right before I joined her Creative Team last year, so I had never had a chance to work with it!  Even though is is PINK, I gave it a good try with some photos Mike took of my friend Karen's granddaughters, Amayiah and Mariah!  Here's the kit at Gotta Pixel

and my layout of these "Divas in training!"

and finally, a new template grab bag for August - 14 delicious new templates to play with (2 oF them are double page layouts!!!)  I'm in "template heaven!" for sure now.  You can pick up the


I combined a template from the "You're the One!" set with Jen C Designs STRAWBERRY FIELDS (link) to feature this beautiful amaryllis in the San Antonio Botanical Gardens

My niece took Blake's picture on Friday while they were driving to Port Aransas for a weekend with friends - here's Mr. Blake READING in the back seat!  The layout features one of the "You're the One" templates and Jen C Designs RAINBOW DREAMS. (link)

Digi Deborah Designs SCHOOL IS COOL

Digi Deborah Designs (who by the way is a math teacher in Florida) designed a darling kit called


... just perfect for those first day memories!   You can find her kit exclusively at Scrap Take Out

I had these great photos of Blake on his way out the door to go to his first day of Pre-K in August 2010.  I can't believe how young he looks in these pictures.  He starts First Grade this year, and is making us very proud of him!

You might want to stop by Digi Deborah's blog,  and collect the special solid papers that she has as an exclusive freebie for this kit!  I already did!  

 There is also a SCHOOL IS COOL freebie on Digi Deborah's FB fan page  

I joined a new Creative Team

I found a great template make with a CT call, and joined her team last night.  Her company name is Digital Designs by Amber Morrison, and she sell exclusively at scrapable

So far, I have worked with two of her template sets.  First up was her newest creation,


Because Amber only designs templates, I am free to work with kits from other designers - which is a good thing for me!  My first layout uses KEY LIME PIE template #1.  I added Roseytoes Designs beautiful kit called NATURAL BLISS to the template, and here are the results:

But I kept going after that template, and worked with KEY LIME PIE template #3 next.  I added Digi Deborah Designs MORNING MIST and made this layout.  (I just love this photo of the Teton Mountains in Wyoming!)  The big ivory flowers in the corners are from Digi Deborah Designs CELEBRATE TREES mini which is part of MINI MANIA Vol 2

Amber released one more template set on July 28 - called CLEVER LI'L PRINTERS TRAY (designed to be like the old printer's tray often used as shadow boxes now!)  The kit called be found here at scrapable 

This pack has 8 templates in *.psd and *.png format!  I just love the color blocked look of these templates.

I've already done two layouts with these templates as well.  I combined Amber's template #2 with photos from a Spring butterfly chasing day, and papers and elements made by me (ps scraps) and came up with this layout!

My next layout combined one of Amber's templates with Marie H Designs POETRY OF THE SEA, and this lovely project emerged from the combination! 

Digital Designs by Amber Morrison has about 10 more template packs in her store (fun for me!)  and she adds at least one more set every week!  I'm in "template heaven!"

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas in July at Ginger Scraps - BUFFET opened this morning!

More Christmas - I'm loving it!!!

Ginger Scraps has an extra buffet going on - for Christmas in July.  The entire kit is called


and it is! (funky!! and fun!!)  Right now I counted 45 pieces but more may be added as the day progresses!  (I've seen some additions since I started working on posting it about an hour ago!)

Jen C Designs has 6 beautiful pieces in the buffet, each priced at an easy $1! -

Bead alphas - in 10 colors

Chipboard alphas - in 10 colors

I used the elements, solid papers, polka dot papers and Jen C Designs STACKS OF FUN template to create this layout of a photo I took at The Mansion in McGregor TX at Christmas 2011.  The owners have an amazing Christmas collection - love these life size Santa and Mrs Claus in their bed reading letters to Santa, and enjoying cookies and milk!  Santa's work is never done!

Roseytoes Designs has a total of 11 pieces in this kit (I contributed the extra alpha and the wordart!!!)




I used elements, papers, wordart and templates to create my layout of Blake and Chase visiting Santa in December 2011!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Christmas in July BLOG HOP is in full swing

I went immediately over to the Berry Sweet Scraps blog on Friday and collected all the goodies that the talented Berry Sweet Girls were offering at their blog hop.  I've event had time to do a couple of layouts using the kits I collected!

Here's one from Clooney and Me

with the layout I made featuring my niece Gaby on Christmas Day 2011 - she was awestruck by the tree with all the presents and the family all together!

I made the wordart with pieces from the kit.

I've also worked with Judikim Designs


My layout features all of my sister's grandchildren
Blake (at 5 1/2) Chase (at 2 mo) , and Gaby (at 1 1/2)

I think this one will be the 2012 December page for Mom's calendar! (I make her an 8 x 10 calendar every year for Christmas)

More to come .... the kits are all so adorable.  Be sure to stop by the Berry Sweet Scraps blog
and pick them up before Wednesday, July 25

A RE-RELEASE from Jen C Designs

Jen C Designs had a RE-RELEASE this past week of a beautiful vintage kit called


The kit has so many beautiful elements and papers in it!  You can find it at Gotta Pixel

I used one of her pre-made clusters to frame this adorable photo of Julie and Chase on Christmas Day 2011.  I was so pleased with the papers and elements that I used, along with that wonderful alpha that I used to spell out LOVE!

I also used one of my favorite "go to" template packs called

Digi Deborah Designs latest offerings

Digi Deborah has a new bundle at Scrap Take Out called


It includes 15 mini kits that she has made this year!  Wow - that's lots of product in this bundle!!!

Many of the kits had been freebies, so I had some old layouts which I have already posted here on my blog (I think) but I got busy and created a few more layouts with mini kits that were new to me ... here's what I did this week!


The sunset was at Rogers Park (around the point from my house) on October 30, 2011 - what a fabulous "painted sky!"


These lovely ladies are my friend Karen's daughter Gina, and Gina's daughter Jade!  My sweetie Mike did a photo shoot with all of Gina's kids (she has 4 with Jade the oldest at 8 I think)


I made the alpha for the wordart in this layout using paper from the kit! That's Chase soundly asleep in the shopping cart at HEB!  Wish I could sleep that easily!


I love this butterfly in the waterlily pond at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin.


These photos are from Julie and Joe's wedding in September 2002 - I did a little desaturation on the photo color to better much the color palette of the kit, but I think it worked here!


This one has probably been here before, but --- oops --- I got the date wrong and had to correct it!  Of course I didn't know that until AFTER I printed it for my Aunt and Uncle with the wrong date on it.  They will get a replacement when we head up there in October.

I also requested a vintage kit from Deborah this month called


I thought this kit would be perfect for a vintage photo my mom has showing her father at approximatley age 3 in 1901.  The frame in my layout is an actual frame, not part of the kit!