Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fav Thing -- My Hammock

Hi! I participated in a Speed Scrap last night at GoDigitalScrapbooking with Chanin of Snowflake Beach Designs. She gave us this template called "skewed blocks" to start our layout. She also told us to scrap about our selves, some thing about us. So I chose one of my favorite things---my hammock.

Snowflake Beach Designs' Skewed Blocks:

Skewed Blocks

My layout:
My Hammock
Credits: Papers and string - "So Wonderful" by Snowflake Beach Designs (SBD); Wavy Borders by SBD; Glitter - "Wild Child" by SBD; Skewed Blocks by SBD; Alpha by Dylabel Designs; and font - Round Birdie by Audacious Designs

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Reminder: {We Are} Storytellers is closing

{We Are} Storytellers will be closed in 24 hours. 50% off everything in the store.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Fonts! Free Fonts!

I downloaded some cool fonts for scrapbooking. Check them out and the link where I found these fonts.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sad News -- {we are} storytellers

I was very sad to hear that {we are} storytellers is closing in 10 days. But I took advantage of the sale (50% off) and my birthday money. Here's what I purchased.

And for spending over $10 I got the "Game Night" Collaboration free.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Christmas in July

I just wanted to show you my most recent scrapbook pages.

First is a layout I created for a Speed Scrap at
Chanin was the host and her directions were:
  1. Pick out 1-3 Christmas pics. If you use only 1 photo, do some type of treatment to it or color it in some way or put a stroke around it or all of the above! If you use more than one, do whatever you feel needs to be done to them!
  2. Pick out 2 papers, 1 plain and 1 patterned. Use one as the background and one some other way on your page - as a mat or border or whatever you desire!!
  3. Use ribbon and/or stitching somewhere on your page.
  4. Place your pics on your page in a cluster (aka overlapping) if you are using more than one. If using only one pic place it on your page angled.
  5. Use something to clip your pic(s) to the page, such as a paper clip, staple, or pin.
  6. Somewhere on your page do a cluster of elements! Wherever you want!
  7. Put a title, word art, or journaling somewhere on the page and then add whatever elements or final touches you think your page needs to complete it!
Here's my layout. Bill, the hubbie, helped me out with it, so the journaling is his humor.
CREDITS: Mat shape by Lyndsay Riches from "Whisper" kit; Pin from Designs by Kristi "Easter Freebie"; Font--My Own Topher by; everything else "Winter Shabby" kit by Snowflake Beach Designs
The second one is of my hubbie and his grandfather. This picture was taken at Pop-Pop's 75th birthday party. It was really nice because the whole family got together to celebrate.
Pop-Pop & Bill
CREDITS: Scraplifted from "My Hands" by starxlr8 (simple scrapper) at;
"My Favorite Guy" June Blog Train: Bkgd papers- A+ Designs, square paper- Armina Designs, rectangular stripe paper- Creative.chaos, notebook paper border-Little Miss Shazbutt, mat paper-Queen Pamedalah, photo wrap- Ilona Havenaar, & tag- Ingeborg (ikscrap);
mat shape- Amy Sumrall from "Fun Wow" Kit;
fonts: My Own Topher & Pea Joraanstad by
This was a scraplift from the simple scrapper.

The last one is for a recipe challenge at Scrap That Idea.
Here is the recipe:
1 paper
1 photo
1 frame
2 string and/or ribbon
1 greenery

2 flowers
2 additional elements of your choice

Frame your photo and place it in one corner on the page. Layer the greenery, flowers and string/ribbon. Garnish with stitching. Use only 1/4 of the page to place all items.
And this is what I came up with:
Miss Lillie, Lady in Red
CREDITS: ribbon bow, string bow, leaves, lace, 2 flowers, ladybug, and red background paper -- Sweet Blossom Designs "Ladybug" kit; string frame -- Sweet Blossom Designs "Bee Happy" kit; stitching -- Digi-Designs by Nicole "Basic Beauty Add-on"

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Wonderful Birthday!

30! ... it's the new 21.

or at least that's what I think.

I had a wonderful day. My parents came down and we went to the nicest restaurant in town. We also went to a nearby lake to see the baldcypress. They are just breathtaking, so serene. We had a lovely time together.

Then I got to open my birthday present from my wonderful hubbie. And in total support of my growing digital scrapbooking obsession he gave me a D-SLR camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, I don't know how to use it, but I had to snap a picture of me with my camera on my 30th birthday.
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