Sunday, November 25, 2012

Roseytoes Designs - ON SALE

Among my favorite kits from Roseytoes Designs is the collab SUNFLOWER SOIREE which she did with Tami Miller Designs

I have designed with this kit MANY times ... one of my favorites done wih SUNFLOWER SOIREE is this layoute done for the cluster challenge at Ginger Scraps back in June 2012.  I love the natural colors in this kit ... and it matches my photo archive so well!  The flower with the red center is an extraction of mine (not in the kit!) 
Another one of my favorite Roseytoes Designs kit is NATURAL BLISS (again it's green, so it works with my photo archive!) 
This kit gave me lots of opportunities to scrap my photo archive ... here's a favorite!
Be sure to stop by Ryan's store before the sale is done (11/26/2012)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

My newest designer Template Dreams

I have joined a new team - for Template Dreams as scrapable!

So far I have worked with her kit -


Here is my layout
The golden orange of her papers and elements was the perfect compliment for these butterfly pictures from Nov 2011 at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin TX

Oops! It's been too long since I featured my work for Sweet Digi Scraps

My last post featuring Sweet Digi Scraps was October 12 - and she has released and re-released so much beautiful product since then ... an amazing work flow!

These are my Great Grandparents (maternal) who followed their son (my grandfather) when he accepted a call as a Lutheran minister and moved from Castalia OHIO to  San Antonio, TX.  Later my grandfather accepted calls to 4 other cities in Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas, but Otto and Katherine remained in their beloved San Antonio!  Template - Sweet Digi Scraps FALLING 4 YOU
Joe, Mike's brother, took this picture of the two of us at the Denver Botanic Gardens during our recent visit to Denver.  The Gardens are permanently on our MUST DO list when we go to Denver. Template - Digital Designs by Amber Morrison GOLDEN DAYS  
A perfect rose - no foolin', even though I took the photo on April Fools Day 4/1/2012 at San Antonio Botanical Gardens. Template - Digital Designs by Amber Morrison SPOOKTACULAR
Monarch in migration at Zilker Botanical Gardens, Austn TX on 11-19-2011.  Template - Digital Designs by Amber Morrison SPOOKTACULAR
Mike & poki at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 6/11/2012 Template - La Belle Vie Designs 15 STEPS
 My living room December 2010 - I just love Christmas!  Template Digital Designs by Amber Morrison SIMPLICITY
I love collabs by Sweet Digi Scraps and ETC by Danyale - they always work so well together!  These pictures of my great nephews were taken in November 2011 (Blake 5 1/2, Chase 5 weeks) and July (Blake 5, Chase 9 mo).  They have both grown so much! Template - Sweet Digi Scraps FALLING 4 YOU

and she has re-released these old favorites

We left cookies and milk for Santa inside, and a magic key outside to help Santa with his delivery to the Tobias house last Christmas.   Template - Sweet Digi Scraps SWEET INSPIRATION - FIND YOURSELF templates

These Monarch butterflies visited our neighborhood for one day - 10/15/2012 - and then they were gone, continuing the migration to Mexico!  I was so glad I took my camera on my walk! (I wanted to photograph the flowers, but got a great surprise!)  Template - Sweet Digi Scraps FALLING 4 YOU
Family Portrait - 2011!  Kit is Sweet Digi Scraps  CHRISTMAS PUNCH
 Blake and Chase visit Santa - December 2011.  Template - Sweet Digi Scraps SWEET INSPIRATION - STORYTIME
This is one of my most cherished photos.  I was holding by baby sister for the first time on the day she came home from the hospital.  I was not quite 3 years old!  And had a friend for life! 

Jen C Designs newest work

Jen  of Jen C Designs is never quiet for very long ... after the fabulous kits from Digital Scrapbook Day, you'd expect her to take a break ... but she didn't.  Since the beginning of November she has released:

I was completely surprised when I received a message that this layout had been chosen as layout of the week for Nov 11 - 17!  I love the photo of the Monarch butterfly taken up the street from my house on 10/15/2012!  Along with MEMORIES OF FALL, I also used one of the templates from Jen's October Template Grab Bag.  (She has split it up now, since the next one is out ... but I haven't looked for them yet.  will update with a link when I find them!)
Mike took this photo of my family gathered at niece Julie & Joe's house on Christmas Day 2011.  This layout will be printed and framed for my mom to replace the photo hanging in her den now from Christmas 2009.  Our family has changed since then - enlarged by two, Chase (born October 2011) and Gaby (born June 2010).  The layout also features Jen's YOU'RE THE ONE template.
With a few suggestions from Aunt poki, I was able to capture the image I wanted of Blake by the Christmas Tree 12/25/2011 ... it took a little time, but I got the image that I wante!  MAGIC!  This layout also featured SMELLS LIKE CHRISTMAS

and has re-released two of my favorites from 2011
Blake was all excited to leave cookies and milk for Santa at Christmas 2011 ... not sure Chase cared much (at 2 months).  Gaby (at 1 1/2) had to be coaxed into the picture (she made it for the next photo!)

I took this photo of my living room at Christmas 2010 after all the presents were finally wrapped!  After the photo, I bagged them up to be delivered at all the different places they had to go ... so the "magical" look disappeared way too quickly!  Can't wait to start decorating again!
There's more to come!

My job as LEAD CT at Bella Zingaro Studio

Bella Zingaro Studio is a new store which opened in November 2012 ... and poki is their Lead CT.  Since the Team is not very large, I have focused my energy on making sure that each designer at the store gets featured ... and it definitely keeps me busy everyday!  I previously posted my layouts with these kits

and today I have a few more to post

Mike will do almost anything for  a shot - I turned around and found him laying down on the sidewalk in the middle of the tropical dome at San Antonio Botanical Gardens so he could get a shot of the top of the glass dome!  He'll do anything!!!  Template is from Creatively Obsessed Designs PAPER CRAZY VOL 1

Photos taken by Mike and poki on June 17 at Mesa Falls National Park, in Island Park, Idaho - just west of Yellowstone National Park.  The falls are on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. 

These photos were taken at a Farmer's Market in Rogers, Arkansas when we visited my aunt and uncle there in 2010 ... I love Fall!  Template is from Creatively Obsessed Designs PAPER CRAZY VOL 1.  She also sells now at Bella Zingaro Studio. 
Jiovanna's Creations JUST BECAUSE

I think we spent our two week vacation, looking at life "the same way!" Template - Jen C Designs OCTOBER TEMPLATE GRAB BAG   She has split the grab bag up and I will have to hunt up the links.  Will post when I find them!

I love the vintage look of the papers and elements in this kit.  Template - La Belle Vie Designs 15 STEPS