Wednesday, April 30, 2008

You are my Sunshine Ribbons-Part Two

Here is the 2nd set of ribbons. These are the same set as part 1, but with yellow writing.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

You are my Sunshine Ribbons-Part One

What a busy weekend!! With my parents in town, me walking the March for Babies on Saturday and DH racing in a triathlon on Sunday, there was a lot going on. Oh yeah and a teething almost 11 month old! Here are some ribbons I made up to go with all the Sunshine. I'm doing them in 2 parts because the file got too large. This set includes 6 straight ribbons (not shown), 6 "messy" ribbons, 6 bows, 6 knots, and 6 double knots.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

More Earth Buttons

Happy Friday!! I received some nice compliments on the Earth button in my Earth Day kit. Here are a couple more from some different Earth perspectives.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sunshine Pattern Buttons

How far can I go with these Sunshine Elements? How much is too much? Well, I'm having fun making them so I hope you all are enjoying them!

My parents made it to Florida safely. They are playing with Benjamin right now. Poor little Benjamin is sick though. He's sniffly and coughing. Hopefully it won't last too long.

Today I have some more buttons, but these are sunshine patterned.

You can find them here:


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

More Sunshine

My son woke up at about 5 a.m. this morning. He went back to sleep, however, I was pretty much awake by then. So I had some extra time on my hands. Instead of cleaning my house a little (which is what I should have done) I went a little crazy making more suns. I received such great response from the 1st suns so here are some more!


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Scrap Shanty Scraplift Conversion Challenge

I made a lo for Scrap Shanty's Scraplift Conversion Challenge. We had a template made from a gorgeous layout by monica*k "Almost 2." My lo is "Almost 1."

Template by Sugarplum Paperie
Run ABC by Digitreats
Run ABC Add-On by Proudmommyvanj
Run ABC Stitch Alpha by Lisa Minor
Stencil Alpha by Michelle McCoy @ Crafty Scraps
Date Bits by Misty Cato
Font is DSP Tiffany

Earth Day Mini Kit

I have to make this short and sweet as Benjamin is stirring from his afternoon nap. Happy Earth Day! Here is an Earth Day inspired mini kit.


Monday, April 21, 2008

Sunshine Patterned Papers

Well, we survived the busy weekend. We did really well at the garage sale. We used some of the money to buy a desk from my neighbor for Benjamin to use when he goes to school. Where its going to go in his room, I have no idea, but its in the garage for now. The visit with Benjamin's grandma went well. He was being a cranky butt though. Teething sucks!! His Mom Mom and Pop Pop (my parents) will be here Wednesday. Hopefully he'll get whatever tooth he's working on through by then and be in a better mood!

Benjamin's been a good little napper today so I made these Sunshine patterned papers.

You can find then here:


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Busy Weekend and Sunshine Buttons

We have a busy weekend coming up. We have a garage sale this morning. Let's hope we make lots of money! My mother-in-law is coming to visit today with her friend. So after the garage sale its time to clean, clean, clean! That means probably very little computer time. :( So before I go off into the crazy weekend, here are some bright and pretty buttons for you.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

A Little More Sunshine!

If you'd like these papers, you can find them here:


A Little Bit of Sunshine for You!

When I first started designing a little (not too long ago! LOL!) I thought it would be fun to try to incorporate some of my life into my designs. So, living in the Sunshine State, I started using little suns in some stuff. So here is a pack of 6 little suns for you to enjoy. I am working on some sunny papers, some other elements and some bright alphas so come back for those if you'd like!

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

I used my own elements in a layout!

OK, I'm a nerd, I'll admit that! I just am so proud that I made a cute little lo using some of my creation. The papers and frame are mine ( The alpha is Pink Lace Alpha from Kim Liddiard at Digital Scrapbook Place. The cute date elements are called Doodle Dates from the {Digi}licious blog ( Thanks for looking!!

Sunshine Studio Scraps Template Challenge

There is another great challenge at Sunshine Studio Scraps ( This is a template challenge. Here is my entry:

Template from Sunshine Studio Scraps
Paper from the Bold and Beautiful Kit by Templates and More
Word Art from Unconditional Love Word Art by Tina Chambers
Sparkle Action from Atomic Cupcake

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My Scrap Shop Design a Kit

I've designed my first mini kit! Its nothing too grand, but I'm proud. I really enjoyed learning more about Photoshop Elements and I know there is so much more to learn. I designed this for the My Scrap Shop ( April Design a Kit challenge. The challenge is to design a kit using this color swatch:

The theme is wedding/new life, you know spring in general. So here's my offering:

If you are at all interested in downloading and playing with it you can find it here:

I want to give credit to Atomic Cupcake for their actions and Obsidian Dawn for their brushes.

Monday, April 14, 2008

ABC book continued

I finished F. F is for family. I love this lo. I think its terribly gaudy in a fun way!
F Template from Janeal's Corner
All elements and papers except for stitched circle are from Shineangel and Scrapdoll in the megakit Les Iles
Stitched Circle from Honeybee Add on by Pamela Denpsey
Glitter Style on the F is from Nicecrane
Font is Lithos Pro

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Benjamin's ABC Book

I found these cool alphabet templates at Janeal's Corner ( and I thought I would make a fun ABC book of photos from Benjamin's first year. Here's what I have so far.

A is for Apple

A template from Janeal's Corner
Apple Crisp Page Kit from tea 4 two photos
A is for Apple Page Kit from Rene Bross
Font is Franklin Gothic Book

B is for Benjamin

B template from Janeal's Corner
Crazy Crayons Page Kit from Irene Alexeeva
Crazy Crayons Add On from Irene Alexeeva
Font is KidTYPEPaint

C is for Crying

C template from Janeal's Corner
Kaylabugs and My Baby Love from Raspberry Road Designs
Ice and Easy from Lovely1m Designs
Boy Oh Boy from S.J. Wright Creations
Font is Vagabond

D is for Daddy

D template from Janeal's Corner
Grid Iron Glory Page Kit from Nicole Young
Grid Iron Glory Add On from Nicole Young
Font is OCR A Std

H is for Happy Mornings

H template from Janeal's Corner
Lil' Early Bird Kit from Nicole Young
Chocolate Chip Cookies Page Kit from Kim Liddiard
Ride a Dream Page Kit from Irene Alexeeva
Circle Stitches from Val
Font is Bermuda Solid

Sunshine Studio Scraps Element Challenge

Yay, another fun challenge from Sunshine Studio Scraps ( This one was an element challenge. We are supposed to use 3 frames in a layout. I scrapped some wedding photos of our first dance. Over a year after our wedding I'm still scrapping photos from it. I guess I'm a little behind!! Here's my entry:

Credit: A Cool Summer by Templates N More
Font is Signboard

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

March for Babies

I am walking to honor Ezra and his family. Ezra was born 14 weeks early at 26 weeks. Through his strength, the love of his family and with the help of the March of Dimes, today Ezra is a happy, healthy 1 year old.

The March of Dimes has changed the name of its biggest event to March for Babies. It's a great change because it makes it very clear exactly who I am walking for -- all babies. I am very excited to be a part of the “first” March for Babies; please support my participation.
Although the name of this signature event changed, the mission did not. The March of Dimes champions the needs of moms and babies in our community and across the nation. The money we raise for March for Babies will support lifesaving research, services, education and advocacy that help babies get a healthy start.
Please help by donating today!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Our new backyard

We finally got the pavers installed in our backyard so the jungle is now a usable backyard. I'm so excited! Here are some photos:

Thursday, April 3, 2008

New Layout

Look at my cutie-patootie!

Run ABC by Digitreats
Glass Alpha by Melanie Ann Designs
New Beginnings by BZB Designs
Boy Oh Boy Alpha by LivE Designs
Whimsical Wonderland by Adriane Richardson
Construction Paper Alpha by Rachel Bohall

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sugarplum Paperie Challenge & Coffee Crisis Over!

Nicole Seitler of Sugarplum Paperie ( has a new challenge going on until April 7th. Design a layout using her "10 Things List" freebie and other products from Sugarplum Paperie. Here is my entry.

Credits: Whimsical Wonderland and Love Actually by Sunshine Studio Scraps. The font is Kristen ITC

My coffee drama mentioned earlier today has been fixed. I made it to Target today because the contractor guys only staged materials today. The real work is tomorrow. Check out my beautiful new coffee maker!

I know. I'm way too excited by a coffee maker!

Transformers-more than meets the eye!

According to Wikipedia a transformer is a device that transfers electrial energy from one circuit to another through inductively coupled electric conductors. Whatever! It really is an evil thing that blows up at 10:00 at night scaring the crap out of me, making me almost miss the results of Dancing with the Stars and killing my coffee maker!! Fortunately I have one of those Senseo coffee things, but this frothy European coffee isn't as good as a real cup of coffee. I can't go out to a) get a real cup of coffee or b) just go buy a new coffee maker because I'm waiting for a contractor who is 1 1/2 hours late to install our new pavers.

So this was my rant for the day! Hopefully it gets better!

Did I mention that Benjamin and I are both sick...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sunshine Studio Scraps Challenge #2

The wonderful designers of Sunshine Studio Scraps have posted another challenge. Its a color challenge. Check it out here:
Here is my submission for their challenge. These are some photos of Benjamin at one of the birthday parties from this past weekend at Gymboree. It was bubble time!

Credits are Walking on Sunshine megakit and Whimsical Wonderland by Sunshine Studio Scraps.

10 months old!

My little man is 10 months old today! How time flys! It seems just like yesterday I was in the hospital undergoing the longest induction ever and finally meeting my little Benjamin. Mommy and Daddy love you so much!!