Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pages 1-4

I am just having too much fun working on the Dragon book. Sean and I worked out some details today, and I still need to get Ethan's okay for some others. Well, as best I can with a 5 and 2 year old lol. It's very interesting what they come up with! I want to share the first page of this story with you. Hopefully it will end up being an epic adventure (as epic as a 2 and 5 year old can handle). :)

DISCLAIMER: I am not a good writer by any means (or even a decent one LOL) so please be kind.

Here's a close-up of the book prop.

Lorie Davison's Flying Dreams, Don't Eat Worms, Big Balloon, Travel to Dragon's End
candle by Jofia Devoe
book action by Something Blue Studios
tiny book made from quick pages from Stephanie Ralla Salanova, designs by Lorie Davison
moon, stars, clouds, outside by Phuong Ton (Veiled Moonlight)

And pages 3 and 4.


Lorie Davison's Big Balloon, Travel to Dragons End, Bookworm, Flittering Fall, Little Fishies
SussieM's Secret Garden
Natali Designs Spring
Phuong Ton's Autumn Kiss
Holly Designs Playground

Monday, October 26, 2009

the Land of Dragon's End

Just wanted to share my new little project. When it's all done, I am going to bind the pages together for a fun fab book. Hehe.

An epic tale written by my kids, guest starring their cousins, heheh. Totally fun Travel to Dragon's End Bundle and Book (kit by the fabulously talented Lorie Davison)

Ticket to Dragon's End AWESOME kit by Lorie Davison.
Dream of Dragon's End storybook by Stephanie Ralla Salanova (designs by Lorie Davison).

10/28 edited to add the Title Page.

The secret word has been revealed

Get it HERE. :)

ISpy Week 3

Don't forget to play ISpy Week 3 at Scrapbook Graphics. If you can't find the word today, stop by tomorrow and the word will be revealed. Find it to today and get 50% off select products (and these aren't bargain basement ones either!), or when the word is revealed tomorrow, you will get 40% off.

Move the magnifying glass around until you find the secret word. Hint remember you're searching for the search word! hehe.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A couple of new layouts

Here's are a few beautiful layouts to help kick start your week.

All were created from Autumn's Kiss.

This gorgeous winter beauty (can you believe that winter's almost here!) by Kristi. She always has wonderful photos and such clean design.

Here is one by Tammy. Her layouts always pop out and they feel so bubbly. I think they are an extension of their artist, who is always bubbly and happy.

Lorraine use the calendar page and added this lovely photo as well as some matching embellishments. This is a closeup of November's calendar. Use the calender to place your favorite photos, adorn with elements, and print it for the month. :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Layout a Day

I got the scrapping bug last night and started working on my layout. I can't find the entrance tickets (bummer!) to tuck. Well, I made due with some simple elements. Hopefully it flows. :)

I simply LOVE these new kits from Thao Cosgrove. I used her Life's Binder and Beautiful Life.

I may have already mentioned this, but when I first discovered digital scrapping, I could not really get into it. Then I found Shabby Princess, and oh wow, I was liking it. This was back in 2007 and I was not familiar with any stores. But then I found Thao Cosgrove, and I went from liking it to LOVING it. I think my first kit from her was Affection, and I still really like that kit. I went and bought all her kits at the time. She is still one of my favorite designers. So this is a major shout out to Thao, you rock! Did I forget to mention that she's also a very sweet and kind person?

So here's my two pager layout hehe.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Here are some layouts with Autumn's Kiss as promised. :)

This is a layout by Magda. The photo mask is included in the kit! This photo of her son is so adorable.

This beauty if by Lilja. The clustered frame is also in the kit. I just love her photo treatment here.

Here's another one by Magda. Again, gorgeous photos! Her sons are too cute! I love the way she created the clusters with the leaves. Beautiful design.

This layout is by Danesa. I love how she used the clipping mask on the patterned paper. Doesn't it look like a heart. Great idea.

I created this desktop. The last desktop I worked on was July so I'm a little behind lol. This was fun to make!

Here's a layout by Micheala. I love how the way she creates clustered elements.

Lilja also created this Halloween cutie layout. The hat is by Ireene Alexeeva. I wonder what she's stirring in her pot!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Autumn's Kiss

Autumn's Kiss

This kit is dedicated to the splendor of Autumn, the beautiful colors, the excitement of back to school, colder days, and the feeling of holding the hand of a loved one to keep warm.

This includes the October and November calendars.

This mega set includes a total of 22 papers, 95 elements, and 2 8x11" calendars.

This set is filled with gorgeous blooms, neutral tones, and versatile elements.

- 2 papers, 1 badge, 1 candy corn, 1 frame, 1 gremlin creature, 1 full skeleton, 1 lantern, 1 mesh, 1 pumpkin, 1 spider and dangle, 1 swirl, 1 tombstone, 1 spooky tree, 1 weeds, 2 vintage cards

Autumn's Kiss:
- 20 papers, 1 acorn, 1 brad, 3 various branches, 1 charm, 1 clip, 1 corn, 10 gorgeous flowers, 1 small flowers basket, 6 frames (includes stacked frames), 1 gourd, 1 hinge, 2 journal papers, 1 stacked journal, 2 journal strips (1 regular and 1 mini), 9 leaves, 1 photo mask, 1 pumpkin top, 1 rake, 1 straight ribbon, 1 ribbon bow, 1 sheer ribbon, 1 hemp ribbon, 1 seed shell, 1 straw string, 1 swirl, 1 tab, 1 tag, 1 tag with string and staples, 1 masking tape, 1 clear scotch tape, 1 watering can, 4 vintage cards, 1 word art, 4 various weeds.

and here's one layout by me. :)

Please drop by later in the week to check out more layout ideas.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Free Layered Template

It's been quite awhile since I've offered any free layered templates. So here's one for you! Click on the image to go to the download page.

Here's this template in use...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Secret Word Revealed

Just a quick recap of this month's game. For the next 4 weeks, a new game will be posted on Monday (the new Funday!). Find the secret search word, enter that word at the store's search textbox, and a bunch of items at 50% off for 24 hours will be revealed! :)

If you cannot find the word on Monday or if you happened to have missed it, the search word will be revealed on Tuesday on the Scrapbook Graphics's Blog. These same items will be available at 40% off for 24 hours.

So matter how you look at it, you win!

This week's search word has been revealed HERE.

I Spy Game

From the newsletter announcement:

Welcome to FUNDAYS @ Scrapbookgraphics!

Here's how it works...

Each Sunday we'll send out an announcement
about the current FUNDAY.

The announcement will include a link
to an online game at our site.

For instance, this week, by clicking the link below,
you'll be taken to an I Spy-style collage
that's been outfitted with a magnifier!

Drag the magnifier around the image,
carefully searching for...


On Monday's FUNDAY
into our keyword search engine in the store.

The results returned will reveal a list of products
available at very special FUNDAY prices.

Those prices only last for 24 hours, but....

If you don't find THE SECRET WORD
from the game, don't worry!

There's always You Can't Lose Tuesday!

On Tuesday each week,
we'll post THE SECRET WORD
on the Studio Matters blog.

The prices will go up a little bit,
but will still be fantastic!

So, are you ready to play?

I SPY...some happy shoppers!!!

NOTE: We operate on the Eastern Time Zone, and all offers are set by this clock.
FUNDAY pricing begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern on October 12th
and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on October 12th
YOU CAN'T LOSE TUESDAY pricing begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern on October 13th
and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on October 13th

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Coming Soon!!

Oh you are going to love this game! It will be fast and easy and everyone will win. Details coming soon.

Game starts October 12.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Let's start the week off right! Layouts, layouts, and more layouts!

Here are some Mediterranean Muse layouts to help inspire you this week.

This is a gorgeous one by Gislaine. She recolored the papers and elements. I love the sepia and green tone. What a creative scene she has created!

Mediterranean Muse by Microferk and Phuong Ton @ SBG
Butterflies and mushroom from Holliewood Designs and castle from Bisontine

Here are some beauties by VanillaDesignz. I love her bold use of color!

Okay, I know I've said it before, and I'll say it again. ScrapbookGraphics has the best Studio Crew!! I'm posting some of their gorgeous layouts here because these layouts are too beautiful to not share. :)

Check out this candy-filled shoe by Kait! You can view the instructions here.

Step into an enchanted land with this sweet princess, gorgeous layout by Flor.

Another gorgeous one by Flo. I love the colors in this layout.

Mediterranean Muse collab kit by Phuong Tong and Microferk
Frame from Flying dreams Story Book Collection by Lorie Davison

Look at this adorable one by Bec. Her papers and elements stacking is simply gorgeous! Simply beautiful!

Created with Mediterranean Muse by Microferk and Studio Phuong, SO Various from Designs by Sine and Bec's Shadow Mistress Action set

You can't tell me this layout doesn't make you smile. It is SO cute!! Look at that face and those amazing eyes. Wowsers! I love how she built the scene in the background too. Amazing work, Bec!

Created with Mediterranean Muse by Microferk and Studio Phuong, and Bec's Shadow Mistress Action set

Please be sure to check out the Crew's fun challenges at ScrapbookGraphics.

Please excuse the mess...

Happy Monday!

I was in the middle of a blog redesign. Did I ever tell you how poorly I am at that? Maybe I should have left it white lol. but I'm trying.. :)
I'm still trying to understand the css in the source. Hopefully it'll be a little easier to view soon.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Impressions of Harvest

October ScrapbookGraphics collaboration kit, Impression of the Harvest, is now available.