Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas photos!

Good Morning! Was Santa here?!?

A little privacy please!

Ohh! Cars!

OK, I'll open this, but I won't let go of my movie!

What movie? I want to play with this puzzle!

Nope, I'm not spoiled at all!

A present from the best uncle, aunt and cousins ever!

Very excited about a big truck from Mom Mom and Pop Pop

Here's a quick video of Benjamin enjoying his new toys!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Some new lo's and another Christmas Freebie

Hello out there! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Ours was slow, but that's OK. I got some laundry done and hung out with my boys and was able to do a little scrapping. I can't believe how close Christmas and the new year are! I am seriously behind on my Christmas shopping. I also can't believe that I'm 26 weeks pregnant today! Less than 100 days to my due date!!! I'm excited and completely freaking out at the same time.

Here are the new lo's I worked on this past week. These 1st 2 lo's I used Be Merry by RS Designs. The Font I used on both is Anmari (old standby again!) This lo is of our Christmas tree. Our 1st tree ever! We decided it was time to start more holiday traditions. Like the gate around the tree? Seemed like the easiest way to deal with curious fingers and glass ornaments. Benjamin stands at the gate and watches the lights. He's so cute!

This is a photo of Benjamin's Christmas photo shoot last year.

This next lo is photos from the day we brought Benjamin home from the hospital. I can't believe that was over 18 months ago!! I used A Little Crush by Steel City Scraps. The template is from Template Set 3 by Christie Lemmon Designs. The font is Anmari (yep, again!)

This lo is another photo from Benjamin's Christmas pics last year. I used The Overstuffed Stocking by The Digi Twins. The word art is by Fairy Tale Studio Scraps.

The next 2 lo's I used Give Thanks by CandleWorks Scraps. The 1st lo I used a template freebie from Bannerwoman Designs. The font is Myriad Pro.

This 2nd lo I used a template by Michelle Filo of Pencil Lines.

Now on to the freebie!! I was once again lucky enough to test some of Bannerwoman Designs newest products. Her newest products include two glitter style packs and a chipboard style pack. They are available at her stores at Digitals,, and Digiscrap Warehouse.

I also used an oldie, but goodie from Mega-Doodle Inspired called Mega-Journaling Action which is available for both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Here's my freebie. Its another assorted pack of Christmas Embellishments plus 3 papers. I split it up into two downloads:
Download 1
Download 2

Monday, December 8, 2008

Alpha Freebie

I was privileged to test another of Bannerwoman Designs new styles. This one is 12 different cork styles. It is very cool! It just came out today and is available at these stores:
Digiscrap Warehouse

Here is a freebie alpha I made using Bannerwoman's Cork Styles, a glitter style freebie from Mega-Doodle Inspired, and Mega-Time Saver Action from Mega-Doodle Inspired (which really is a must have if you like to make alphas or kits with many elements, etc.) You can pick up my freebie alpha here.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

New lo's and another Christmas Freebie!

Hello December! I am having a hard time comprehending that it is December already. Christmas is almost here. My baby just turned 18 months old. I am 6 months pregnant with a little over 3 months to go!! Where is time going?!?!

Anyway, here are a couple new lo's that have been keeping me busy. This first lo is of my ever growing belly. I am so much bigger this time than with Benjamin. I feel like my skin cannot possibly stretch anymore and yet I still have 15 weeks to go! I used Steel City Scraps Soft Whisper on this lo. The template is by Trish Jones and the font is How Cute Am I by Darcy Baldwin.

This lo is of Benjamin from about this time last year. We were in Illinois visiting Shawn's family and it was cold. This little Florida boy was not excited about the layers upon layers of clothes he had to wear and then being stuffed into the car seat! I used a template by Steel City Scraps that is a blog freebie. I used Steel City Scraps portion of the Digital Candy Christmas Mega Grab Bag. I also used Blister Dates and the font How Cute Am I both by Darcy Baldwin.

This photo is of visiting Santa last year. Benjamin was about 6 months old. This photo was taken about 10 seconds before the tears started! I used Christie Lemmon's portion of the Digital Candy Christmas Mega Grab Bag. I also used Journaling Strips by Designs by Angie Kovacs and the font is Kringle.

And just for fun, here's the photo taken about 10 seconds later. I'm hoping for better luck this year!

Here's the December desktop I made using Christie Lemmon's portion of the Digital Candy Christmas Mega Grab Bag. The desktop template is by Danielle Corbitt.

And lastly is a lo I made for the Digital Candy Candy Jar #27 challenge. The kit is Candy Jar #27 by Trish H. Designs. The alpha is Falling Leaves Alpha by The Digi Twins. The font is Minya Nouvelle. I also used Small Scallop and Scallop Dot Actions by Atomic Cupcake.

I was so excited this week because I got to play with the newest products by Bannerwoman Designs. She has come out with 9 new styles. They have been tested in both PS and PSE. I personally used them in PSE 5 and they worked beautifully.

These styles are now available at Digitals,, and DigiScrap Warehouse. I made a freebie using some of Bannerwoman's styles, plus a couple great freebies that Mega-Doodle Inspired has recently offered. I was just messing around and came up with some Christmas Embellishments. You can pick these up here.

And finally, Friday is Fantastic Friday at ScrappinFreestyle. Everything is at least 25% off! The designers have added tons of new stuff recently including lots of holiday products and CU products.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Monster Truck Benjamin!!

Benjamin got to ride our neighbor's Power Wheels truck yesterday. I think he needs to work on steering a little!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

How was your Black Friday?

I didn't actually go anywhere to shop. I don't need anything badly enough to wake up at 4:30 a.m. to get! I did do a little shopping around the digi world though and I got lots of cute stuff and I spent less than $15! Now to find the time to scrap with everything!

So I was apparently in my brown period this past week as far as scrapping goes. I just love browns and blues together and I got to work with some fabulous kits this week that let me play with this color combination.

These 1st 2 lo's I used Funky Fresh by Secret Garden Creations. You can get the embellishments here and the papers here.

This next lo I used a combination of kits from Steel City Scraps. I used Front Porch Lookin In, Front Porch Alpha, and Beautiful Disaster.

This last lo I also used a combinations of Steel City Scraps kits. I used Front Porch Lookin In, Front Porch Alpha, and Romantic Sunset.

Our Turkey Day went well. Shawn, Benjamin and I did the Turkey Trot in Clearwater. It was a lot of fun and SO crowded. Benjamin and I walked the 5K while Shawn ran the 10K. We had a rough time maneuvering the jogging stroller through the crowds, but I don't think I hurt anyone! Shawn had an awesome time in the 10K. He finished a lot quicker than he thought he would. Go Daddy!! We had dinner at our house with Leslie, Gavin and Shawn's mom. I cooked very non-traditionally. I made lasagna, meatballs, and sausage. The lasagna meat and sausage were turkey though!!

Here are some pictures from Thanksgiving.

This is the family before the walk. It was cold, but by the time we were at the finish line we had stripped down to t-shirts. I got warm fast!
My cutie!

Here is a photo of the crowd. That's pretty much a wall of people as far as the eye can see!

This photo just warms my heart!

Leslie took this photo of the salt and pepper shaker Pilgram family. Poor things only see the light of day once a year!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A couple new lo's and a freebie!

Here are a couple new lo's using Cinnamon Sugar by Designs by Mel. The font on the 1st was is A Star is Born. The font on the 2nd one is Moonstar.

This next layout was made using Beautiful Disaster by Steel City Scraps. The fonts are Minya Nouvelle and Waker.

I made this little word art freebie for the last layout.

If you like it, you can get it here.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Template Challenge at BrittBree's CT Blog

Head on over to BrittBree's CT Blog to check out her 1st ever template challenge and you can win a free kit! Here are the details!

And here is a layout from me using the template and one of the kits you can win Happy Birthday Sport.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Weekend! New lo's!!

Happy weekend!! Here's are some layouts I want to share!

This 1st one I made using Romantic Sunset by Steel City Scraps. I got adventurous and went and found some new fonts to play with. This font is called Words of love.

This next lo is made using Merry-Go-Round by Trish H. Designs. The font is Complete in Him.

The next 2 lo's are both made using Adventurous Ty by Steel City Scraps. The fonts on the 1st are Orlando and How Cute Am I by Darcy Baldwin. The font on the 2nd one is Baby Blocks.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Let the Christmas freebies begin!

This is the time of year where digiscrap blogs everywhere begin to fill with lots and lots of Christmas freebies. And this one is no different! Today I have a paper pack inspired by fun, gaudy Christmas wrapping paper. You can pick up my paper pack freebie here.

I used Mega-Doodle Inspired's newest products to make these papers. These are 3 really cool pattern sets.

Set 2 and 3 are available now at ScrappinFreestyle and her many other shops. Keep a look out for set 4 in a grab bag near you soon! Also, check out the Mega-Doodle Inspired Blog.