Friday, May 30, 2008

I was RAKed by Jill D-Zines!!

And I got a fabulous new font!!!


I can't wait to play with this fun, versatile font! Go check out her blog .

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Freebie QP!!

My creative teammate on Brittney Ferguson's CT, Phreyfall, has created a QP using Brittney's Hope Chest kit.

Head to Brittney Ferguson's CT blog to pick up this gorgeous QP. Hope Chest is on sale right now at DigitalArts Cafe. And while you are out and about, stop by Phreyfall's blog and check out her amazing layouts!

Monday, May 26, 2008

QP Freebie for by God's design's Popsicle Paradise

Happy Memorial Day! I just posted a QP for by God's design's Popsicle Paradise over at the CT blog.
Popsicle Paradise is not yet available, but keep an eye on her blog.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

New lo for Eclectic Scrap Style Designs

This is a lo of my adventuresome son who likes to wander around the house making tunnels out of everything!
Everything I used is from Eclectic Scrap Style Designs from the following products:
Torn Alpha Gaffer Tape Strips
Cards Anyone?
Cherry Bits Collection
Little Kiddies Bread Tags

You can find Cherry Bits Collection in her A Cherry on To Shop. The other three are available in both her A Cherry on Top Shop and Designs in Digital Shop.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New CT lo's

Here is my "All About Me" lo to introduce myself on by God's design's CT.

I used by God's design "Popsicle Paradise" which is not yet available. I also used her S4H grab bag and DR grab bag. Both of these are available at Busy Scappin'

Next is a lo for Eclectic Scrap Style Designs.


For this lo I used Eclectic Scrap Studio Designs's Think Pink Kit and Pink Polka-Dot A Lot Alpha. Both of these are available at A Cherry on Top and Designs in Digital .

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My Scrap Shop May Design-A-Kit

I once again participated in the My Scrap Shop Design-A-Kit challenge. May's color scheme was very summery and summer was our inspiration. Here is what I came up with:


I had to split this one up because the file size got quite large. Here's the links to download:
Elements
Papers 1
Papers 2

I want to thank by God's design for the butterfly template, Christine Smith Digital Design for the ribbon template and actions, Pillowgirl Scraps for the overlay, and The Curly Wirly Twirly Girlies for their button template.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Laughing Zebra QP freebie

I created a QP freebie using by God's design's "Laughing Zebra" page kit.


To get this QP freebie, visit by God's design CT blog here.

I got tagged!

This is my first time! How fun!

Now here is what I have to do because
I got tagged by the fabulous designer Melanie .

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some
random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by
leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving
a comment on their blog .

7 Facts

1. I have a bachelor's degree in Marine Biology and spent about 2 years catching sharks for a living.

2. I am pigeon toed.

3. My son (who I love with all my heart) was a very unplanned surprise and I cried (not tears of joy) when I took my 1st positive pregnancy test.

4. I've completed 3 marathons.

5. I took tap dancing classes for 10 years.

6. We are trying to conceive baby #2!

7. I really hope to become a good enough designers to eventually do this for a living. I love offering freebies, but it would be nice to make a little money doing this!

I don't know too many blog friends right now (hopefully that'll change soon!). I'm going to tag a couple of other fab designers I'm creating for and some people I'm on CTs with.

1. Xandra-http://xandra-a84martin.blogspot.com/ (Wonderful designer)
2. Sylvia-http://eclecticstylester.blogspot.com/ (Another fabulous designer)
3. Joy-http://www.scrappysolano.blogspot.com/ (creats beautiful los and is working on her 1st freebies!)
4. Monika-http://nyka74.blogspot.com/ (she has some beautiful freebies)
5. Amber-http://weallhavetostartsomewheredigiscraps.blogspot.com/ (more pretty freebies!)
6. Amanda-http://kirstenirenefaye.blogspot.com/ (Go check out her beautiful los!)
7. Phreyfall- http://phreyfallphotosandmore.blogspot.com/ (beautiful los and freebies!)

Wow that was hard coming up with 7! I need more friends! LOL!

Monday, May 19, 2008

CT Blogs

Hey there! Two of the designers that I create for have CT blogs. Come by and check out so great lo's using some really nice designs. You may even be able to snag some freebies!

Xandra Martin Designs CT
Brittney Ferguson Designs CT

Hope Chest LO

I used Brittney Ferguson's "Hope Chest" kit to design this lo about my Grandmother and her brooch. The font I used is Chancery Cursive from 1001 Free Fonts.

Jounaling reads, "We were all together. Me, Mom, Dad, Freddy, and you. It was July 1979 and we were all on vacation together in Rhode Island. I was 5, almost 6 years old. We were visiting beautiful mansions along the coast and you bought this cameo brooch in one of the shops. These vacations are some of the happiest memories from my childhood. This brooch reminds me of these happy memories and of you. I am so honored that I now have this brooch. It is one of my most cherished possessions. If I someday have a daughter or granddaughter I will pass this cherished brooch to her."



You can find this beautiful kit at Brittney Ferguson's Digital Arts Cafe Shop .

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Eclectic Scrap Style Designs lo

I completed my first lo as a member of Eclectic Scrap Style Designs CT.


I used her "Funky Vintage Travel Kit" for this lo. You can find this kit either in her A Cherry on Top Shop or Designs in Digital Shop. While there check out her other designs. I adore everything in her store so I can't wait to create my next lo for her!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Another Laughing Zebra lo

This is another lo using by God's design Laughing Zebra kit. You can find that kit at her Studio Style Designs Shop. The butterfly is from by God's design designer resource grab bag that you can find at her Busy Scrappin Shop.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Laughing Zebra lo's

Shawn and I along with another couple went to San Diego in June 2006 to run the Rock and Roll Marathon. During our trip we went to the San Diego zoo. What an awesome zoo! I highly recommend it if you ever get the chance. Hopefully I'll get to take Benjamin there when he gets older. I used by God's design's Laughing Zebra kit to scrap some photos from our day at the zoo.




You can find by Laughing Zebra in by God's design's Studio Style Shop. While there check out her cool CU fibers. Or head over to Busy Scrappin' where there are some grab bags on sale for $2.00, one of which is CU!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I was wrong!

Good things come in 4's!! I am now creating for Eclectic Scrap Style Designs by Sylvia. Wow, I'm going to be scrapping up a storm!!! I'm so excited. Go check out Sylvia blog here. She has a couple of shops:
Designs in Digital
A Cherry on Top

So excited! Creating for by God's design!

I guess good things come in 3's. I am now creating for Melanie of by God's design. Check out her blog here. She has two shops: Busy Scrappin' Store and Studio Style Designs . This is the 1st kit I'll be working with called Laughing Zebra:

Isn't it so cute and colorful! Its available at her Studio Style Designs shop.

First Brittney Ferguson CT lo

I used Brittney's kit Grunge Around for this lo. I love the vibrant colors in this kit. You can find this kit here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I'm creating for Brittney Ferguson!!

What a great week! I am now on a CT for Brittney Ferguson. She has great designs and some great boy kits that I can't wait to play with! Here is the lo I made with her CT call freebie kit.



Check out Brittney's blog here
She has a couple of stores:
Pretty Scrappy
Studio Style Designs
Digital Arts Cafe

Colors by Benjamin Freebie Alpha

My husband is the sweetest! As part of my Mother's Day weekend I got to go out to dinner and a chick flick with a friend. We saw "Made of Honor." It was cute. Anyway, while I was gone for the evening Shawn and Benjamin created some art for my Mother's Day gift.



And here are the finished products.

Aren't they cute? I'm going to cherish them forever. I'll probably frame them.

So I took all the swirly colors and made a colorful, fun alpha out of them. These alpha turned out to be a major undertaking to make so I only did upper/lower alphas for now. If I get a lot of interest in these then I'll do some numerals and punctuation too.


You can find these alpha here: http://www.4shared.com/file/47504093/87735e16/Colors_by_Benjamin_Alpha.html

Thank you for Scraps2You (http://scraps2you.blogspot.com) for the alpha template.

Enjoy!!

OK, I'm going to try this again

I'd love to see your lo using my freebies. Send me an email with a copy of your lo or a link to your gallery along with all the credits and I'll show them off here on my blog on Friday. I'm looking forward to seeing them!

Also, I'm working on a cute new alpha. It's taking me longer than expected to finish it, but hopefully I'll get it on the blog later today.

Happy belated Mother's Day to all the mommas out there!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

First layouts for Xandra Martin CT

All three layouts used Xandra Martin's "It's Easter for Peep's Sake" kit. You can find this kit at her Pretty Scrappy shop (http://prettyscrappy.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=54&products_id=237&zenid=6a5f95411765832208bd93255bb21aad).



The font used is French Script MT.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I'm creating for Xandra Martin!

I'm so excited! I am joining Xandra Martin Design's creative team! This is my first ever CT so hopefully I will make her proud. This is the lo I created using a freebie kit she made for her CT call. All elements are Xandra Martin Designs except for the "Spirited" word art which is by Andrea (Here A Scrap, There A Scrap).

This is Xandra's blog: http://xandra-a84martin.blogspot.com/
This is where you can shop for Xandra's creations: http://prettyscrappy.com/shop/index.php?zenid=6a5f95411765832208bd93255bb21aad&main_page=index&manufacturers_id=14&zenid=6a5f95411765832208bd93255bb21aad

Hopefully I'll get my 1st kit to play with soon and have more lo's to share!

Flowers for Mom

Here some little flowery, plastic buttons I made as a Mother's Day freebie.


You can find these here: http://www.4shared.com/file/47089038/78996dbb/Flowers_for_Mom_Buttons.html

When I was making these buttons I forgot to merge my layers and ended up with an interesting flower shaped gel blob. Well, I thought they were interesting anyway so here they are too.


You can find these here: http://www.4shared.com/file/47089037/e826702a/Flowers_for_Mom_Gel_Flowers.html

Thanks for looking and enjoy!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

First "Show Off Friday" is a bust

I'm kind of sad. I don't have any lo's to show off. I thought that with some of my stuff having close to 400 downloads that someone may have used them in a lo already. Oh well. There' s always next week.

I am working on a couple of lo's of my own for some CT calls. I'd love to be on a CT or 2 so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Hopefully I'll be back later with a couple nice freebies for Mother's Day.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tomorrow's Friday!!

Tomorrow is Friday and I'd love to show off some lo's using my freebies. Forward me an email with your lo attached or send me a link to your gallery. Thanks!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My new favorite toy a.k.a. the coolest thing you'll download today!

I came across a blog today I had never visited before. Its called "A Texas Chickie" (http://atexaschickie.blogspot.com/) . She's a designer and has nice stuff and a very cool blog. She has some great freebies too. I just downloaded this stacked and tinted action. It turned this:

into this:

How cool is that? I also used one of her glitter actions for my glittery swirls in my Wasted Away Again kit. Go check her out!

Day after Cinco de Mayo Freebie

This was intended to be a Cinco de Mayo freebie, but you know how it goes. It took sort of a Jimmy Buffett spin anyhow. It includes 5 papers, 4 frames, 2 glittery swirls and a word art.


You can find it here: http://www.4shared.com/file/46632148/e6e5cff2/Wasted_Away_Again.html

Don't forget to send me your lo's using my stuff so I can show you off on Friday!!

Enjoy!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Introducing "Show Off Friday"

I want to thank you for the positive response I've gotten from my designs. It was a little scary to start something kind of out of the norm for me, but I've enjoyed it so much! Anyway, I would love to see what people are doing with my designs, so I'm introducing, "Show Off Fridays." If you send me your lo using all, part, or even one little element of my designs, I'll post them here on my blog every Friday to show them off. Send me an email (email address on the side of my blog and also in my TOU) with a jpeg version of your lo or a link to your gallery. Please include credits if other designers are represented in the lo so that I can give proper credit on my blog. Thanks!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Today is National Scrapbooking Day! What I would love to do is sit down and work with all the photos that are backed up for me to scrap. But more than likely my son will keep me busy and maybe I'll get a couple lo's done. I did manage to create this little kit. It was supposed to be an ode to scrapbooking using things like scissors, rulers and other implements of scrapping. However, I think it became more of a kit that would be great for school-age kiddo lo's. I call it "Stuff on my Desk" because that was my motivation. I hope you enjoy it!


You can find it here: http://www.4shared.com/file/46280705/befdb175/Stuff_on_my_Desk.html

Enjoy!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Alpha!

I made this clear sunshine alpha to go along with the ever growing Sunshine Kit. I think I may actually be running out of ideas for it though and I may have to move on. Any requests for sunny elements?


You can find these here: http://www.4shared.com/file/46106084/97e37bdd/Clear_Sunny_Alpha_Orange.html

Enjoy!!