Friday, November 27, 2009

2 New Releases and freebies

I just wanted to share some kits with you that I played with this week. They are available at

First is a collaboration by Dylabel Designs and geniaBeana Scraps called Holly Jolly. Here is the kit, my layout, and a quickpage from the layout. The layout includes a picture of my mother's family when she was just 4 years old. It was a funny reddish color so I altered the photo to make it look old but more natural.

and a quickpage:
The quickpage is linked, click image to download.

This is the second kit, Happy Hanukkah, that I played with this week by Dylabel Designs. I am a Christian so I went with a snow motif instead of Hanukkah. This kit worked really well for that as well. I loved the pictures I used in the layout of the puppies playing in the snow when they were just 9 weeks old---only days after we got them.

and a freebie cluster frame that I made using Happy Hanukkah by Dylabel Designs. The frame is linked. Click the image to download.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sweet Pea Release and Freebie

Hey! I have another layout from a new release by Dylabel Designs to show you today. She has this adorable kit called Sweet Pea which has the perfect combination of pinks and greens. It is in the store at for 35% off all this week.Sweet Pea by Dylabel Designs
And my layout:
CREDITS: "Sweet Pea" by Dylabel Designs; font: Round Birdie by Aud Neil

and I created a quickpage for you from this layout:
Click the quickpage image to download.
Happy Friday, everyone. Have a great weekend! :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Release - Ode to a Starry Night and freebie

I played with Dylabel Designs' newest kit this week, called Ode to a Starry Night. I decided it is about time to start scrapping some of my pictures from Arizona before I forget what we did. I mean these pictures are over three years old now! It's hard to believe it has been that long since we moved to Phoenix. Our time there was such a whirlwind---we only lived there 17 months. Fortunately while there we did take advantage of the location and got out and experienced some really cool stuff you would never see on the east coast.

I did a two page spread of our trip to Tonto National Monument via the Apache Trail. We had been in Phoenix only a few weeks when we took this trip so it was our first real exposure to desert life, the rocks, the lizards and wildlife, and the cacti. Tonto is in the Sonoran Desert and apart of Tonto National Forest.

The CT created some freebies including word art, alpha, frames, and quickpages. Check them out at Belinda's blog:
Dylabel Designs.
CREDITS: "Ode to a Starry Night" by Dylabel Designs; journaling font: Round Birdie by AudNeil
Yes, I know the first picture is really dark, but it's the only picture we actually took at Tonto National Monument. And of course, it's of me resting because it was a HOT day (remember, August in the Phoenix area!) and a steep walk up to the cliffs.

Finally, since I made the word art, I wanted to share it with you on my blog, as well. Click to download.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Quickpage Freebie for Forever Heather by Dylabel Designs

Today I'm sharing a quickpage with you that I created from my layout yesterday using "Forever Heather" by Dylabel Designs. The quickpage download includes a PDF tutorial describing how to create the "matted look" that I used on the page. I'm also including the tutorial below. Just click the quickpage to download.Also, check out the freebie word art on Dylabel Designs' blog. You can use it in place of the word art I used on the quickpage.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Kit Release - Forever Heather by Dylabel Designs

Belinda made this kit, Forever Heather, in memory of her friend who just passed away. Keeping with this theme, I made a layout of my Grandma who passed away earlier this year.Come back tomorrow to pick up a quickpage and see my tutorial on how to create this matted look.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fright Night Quickpage

I made a quickpage freebie to share with you using Fright Night by Dylabel Designs. It's holds three pictures. I hope you like it. It's kind of dark, but the kit is inspired by Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas so it's supposed to be creepy.