Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This week's challenge

Hi everyone, I am sorry I had not posted the challenge for this week yet. A major project is wrapping up at work, and well, I am also engrossed in a new novel, not to mention how behind I am on releases. Okay excuses aside, I do have a challenge in mind though, one I've been wanting to do.

5 places in the world you would love to visit.

My dream is to travel the world, and I want to start documenting it. There are so many places I want to visit, but I want to start with 5. :)

I wanted to share with you a layout by Lilja with everything from Spring Blossom. I love the water from the watering can.

I found this one in the gallery by CCA (Miss Behaving), how can you not love that name! lol.

Everything from PTON - Spring Blossom
WordArt: Natali Designs - PLaying with WA4

I also found this really cute one by seniorgal. How fun is that!

background, bird by Lorie Davison
flowers, fence by Pton Designs
house by Baers Garten (recent renovation replaced door and windows)
windows (altered) by Newlife Dreams
door by Laura Deacetis
animal doodles by Pat Christensen
fairy by Verena Karolyi
and several other things....

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Love this Layout!

I found this layout while browsing the SBG Gallery today and just fell in love with it. Okay, okay, I admit I love it because she used my products :) but I really do love it. I just had to share it with you.

This layout is by Alexis by Design. You have to check out her GORGEOUS gallery.

She played along with my blog challenge! Yay!! Oh speaking of which, I better post the new challenge soon.

Tada! This is a very powerful layout.

Phuong Ton's Designs:
Coming Home and Introspection Mini
FafBr Designs - Ma Belle Ribbon Bow Action [bow]

I recognized her gallery immediately because one of my fave layouts is in there. I went to buy Vinnie Pearce's Bucket full of Sunshine after I saw this.

Gorgeous stuff right!

And my wonderful team also played along. Let me share some of their layouts with you. I loved learning more about them and aren't they beautiful women? They are strong and loving.

Here is Danesa's take

Here is Megann's

And Lorraine's

I really enjoyed the last statement. She has written how I feel with my sons but the words never came.

And of course here are more layouts to share.

This is a gorgeous one by Leda

She cheated on this one about Introspection but she's on vacation (and still scrapping for me! *Muah* Leda)

Here's one by Megann, fun blending huh

I made another one. I don't know why I like this paper combo but I do! :)

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


I finally took a leap and played around with animation in Photoshop. This was way too fun! It's a little rough around the edges, but I'm still happy with it. lol. :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Photography Contest

Hi everyone, there's a contest right now at the Artisan Notebook Magazine ( Don't be intimidated, it's for regular folks like us. There are three categories. Come on over and give it a try!

Here is the gallery link.

The contest runs from March 1-31, 2009, and winner's will be announced in the May issue of the Artisan Notebook and on the Notebook Notes blog. Contest Rules may be found HERE.

Here are the contest judges: Lorie Davison, Vinnie Pearce, Shabby Miss Jenn, Angie Dovacs, Jenifer Barrett, Katheryn Design.

Here are some info on the judges and sponsors (including me!):

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Week Challenge

I didn't get a lot of responses to my Poll regarding challenges so I am assuming there is not a whole lot of interest. So my team and I will continue the challenges between ourselves. However, I did want to post this week's challenge for those that might want to try it out. Remember that you don't need to post anywhere, it's just a personal challenge to get you to scrap.

This week's challenge is to create an Introspective layout, one about YOU. Yup, YOU. Kids, husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, family, pets, coworkers, landscapes, etc. are often scrapped, but how many of those layouts are about you? It doesn't have to be much. Maybe a layout about your favorite color. Hm, I might just try that one. Or a layout about your thoughts for that day or things you must do. Anything really. As long as it's about you, something about your inner thoughts and desires.

Well, I tried to create a layout for this challenge and here it is. Don't laugh. LOL. It was not all coming to me last night but I tried.

I really wanted this to be personal so I created the two papers, you know, just for me! Why not. :)

The flowers and twine are from the new kit Coming Home. Don't forget it will be 20% off through Wednesday.

Here is a mini kit freebie from which I created my little layout. You can download through the end of the week and then it won't be available as a freebie anymore.

Click on the image to download the file.

I hope you play along and create a layout just for and about yourself.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Magda's Layouts

Here are a couple more gorgeous layouts by Magda. :)

Everything here is from new Phuong Ton's kit, Coming Home
I also used one element from her March kit
I also used one element from Jen Ulasiewicz's Picking Wild

I used here Phuong Ton's mini kit March
Magic comes from Orchid Dreams The Beginning by Phoung Ton.
Word and Art "Antoine de Saint Exupéry Quotes"by Martencja Designs

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Coming Home

Here's a freebie 4x6 card for you! :)

The new product this week is called Coming Home. Part of this kit was included in the Grab Bag for Anna. It is currently 20% off. If you had purchased this kit from the grab bag, please send an email to and I will send you a coupon discount for this.

The sign and hook in the preview is included.

This warm and comfortable kit is perfect for those family photos. It also works great with heritage photos. Adorn your layout with gorgeous earthy elements.

This kit includes 17 papers and 62 elements. A bonus 12x12 Quick Page and 4x6 Card is also included.

Some layout previews.

By Tammy (top frame is from Orchid Dreams Reawakening)

By Carin,

by Danesa,

by Megann,

by me! :)

The frame in this one is from Summer Blossom. This is included as a free Quick Page!