Monday, February 15, 2010

Clusters How-To

I'm scared to death to try doing any kind of clustering on my layouts. When I am brave enough to try it I give up pretty quickly because it is so challenging! It just looks stupid when I try.

I haven't shared any tutorials from other sites with you in a while, but did not want to pass up the chance to direct you to this one about clustering that was posted at The Daily Digi this weekend. Definitely take the time to check out this lengthy, but very useful guide to clustering. Click here to go to the tutorial. Maybe now after reading it I will be brave enough to give it another try.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dipsy Doodles - New Release

Dylabel Designs and Dancing Princess Designs have put together a jammed-packed huge kit. It has a beautiful combination of spring-like colors. I loved playing with this versatile whimsical kit. It's on sale this week for $5.50 at I used the delicate purples to make my layout. I turned it into a quickpage that you can pick up on the Dylabel Designs CT blog. Check out the kit, layout, and quickpage preview below.

"Dipsy Doodles" by Dylabel Designs and Dancing Princess Designs; "Pea Stacy Fancy" font by

and the preview of the quickpage (linked to blog).

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Speed Scrap Layout and Freebie

Kit: "Roughin' It" by SuzyQ Scraps; "Pea Ky Ky" by
I made this page at a speed scrap at The speed scrap was led by Sweet Tomato Designs. It was loads of fun!
And a template from the layout in PSD file format:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Project 365 Week 6

Okay, I finished my Project 365 layout for Week 6. Just jumping on to post it.
Kit: Celebrate! by SuzyQ Scraps; Template: P365 Challenge Template January 28, 2010 by BCNatty at Scrap Matters; Fonts: Traveling Typewriter, Perpetua

Project Cole & Lillie 365 - Week 6

Well since I'm snowed in again (Saturday, Sunday, yesterday, and today), I thought I would catch up on my Project 365 pictures. I have them all organized again, but have only scrapped Cole and Lillie's page so far.

Instead of using one kit for all 52 layouts, I decided to switch the kit by month. Naturally I wanted something for Valentine's day, so I chose "Sweet Nothings" by Dylabel Designs.

Here's my page and there's a freebie template made from the page below.
Kit: "Sweet Nothings" by Dylabel Designs; Font: "Traveling Typewriter", "Pea Madsen" by; "Date:" tag: "Capturing the Memories" by Maelia Designs; Date stamp: "The Only Date Stamp You'll Ever Need" by Stolen Moments Designs

Project 365 Freebie Template (click image to download):

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Project 365 Weeks 4 & 5

I'm getting behind on my layouts and it's only February! This already seems like a momentous task! The hardest part is that my camera is so big, I don't feel like carrying it anywhere, so all of my pictures are made at home. How fun is that?!
Anyway, here are the layouts for Project 365 and Project Cole & Lillie 365.

Week 4:

Kit - "Celebrate" by SuzyQ Scraps, Template - "Project 365 Temp. 2" by Connie Prince; Font - "Pea Madsen" by

Kit - "Butterfly" by Audacious Designs; Template - ?; Font - Traveling Typewriter, "Pea Madsen" by
Week 5:

Kit - "Celebrate!" by SuzyQ Scraps; Template - "Project 365 Template No. 6" by Scrapmuss Designs; Font: "Pea Madsen" by, Traveling Typewrite; Date stamp: "Simply Dated v.4" by wm[squared]

Kit - "Butterfly" by Audacious Designs; Template - ?; Font - "Pea Madsen" by, "Traveling Typewriter"

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Confection Heaven Frame Freebie

Just wanted to encourage you to check out Dylabel Designs' CT blog today. I am hosting a frame freebie there.
I'll share the preview, but you have to go there to get it. Have a great weekend!
The frame is made using Confection Heaven by Dylabel Designs available at

Friday, February 5, 2010

New Release - Confection Heaven by Dylabel Designs

Dylabel Designs has a new kit out today called Confection Heaven. It's on sale for $3.50 today through next week. It's a sweet kit with wonderful warm browns and pinks. Check out the preview and my layout below.

CREDIT: Kit: "Confection Heaven" by Dylabel Designs, font: "Pea Aimee" by

I also wanted to tell you to check out two other blogs. Dylabel Designs' blog and the CT blog. Dylabel Designs blog has the cutest freebie alpha that you can grab. And the CT blog will have new freebie goodies everyday. Yesterday's were cluster frames and today is a desktop background, both made using Confection Heaven. I'll be hosting a cluster frame there tomorrow. Here's a preview of the alpha freebie (image linked to blog):

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Necklace Giveaway

Dylabel Designs is having a giveaway of some fabulous necklaces. Check them out!

To have a chance to win your choice of one of these necklaces, just make a purchase from Dylabel Designs' store by Valentine's Day, February 14th and you will be entered in the drawing.
Tweet Tweet and Zoom Zoom are on sale right now for $3.50 and she'll have a new release tomorrow. Oh, and if you love the necklaces, check out the kit that these were based on:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Digi Dare 165

I stayed in tonight so I could scrap a layout for Digi Dare 165. The directions were to scrap about your accomplishments, or what you wished you had accomplished, in 2009. We had to journal about that. We also had to make a big 2009, use two different alphas, and add two curly ribbons. Layout below.

Digital Template (photo layout): "365 SYTYCD" by Wild Dandelions; Alphas: "Alpha 04" by Deca Designs, and "Roughin' It" by SuzyQ Scraps; Circular Text Path: "Project 365 Essentials V.1" by [wm]squared; Recorded stamp & Circle Mat: "The Weekly Record" by Emily Powers; Background Paper: "365 SYTYCD" by Wild Dandelions; Everything Else: "Roughin' It" by SuzyQ Scraps

 Journaling Reads:  

My biggest goal for 2009 was to fix the house up and make it really nice and livable. I made curtains for the kitchen, bought table pads for the dining room table, cleaned the dining room chairs and made seat cushions, painted the living room and decorated it, and Bill and I grew a garden. The house looked really nice. I was very proud of all of my hard work. Unfortunately, the year did not go as I had hoped. In fact it was a really bad year. First, the best grandma in the whole world went to be with the Lord. Second, Bill and I split up in August and we are going to get a divorce. Financially things are bleak. Things may take a long time to get better. Fortunately, though for the first time in years, I had my health. This year I turned 30 and I would like to say things were looking up, but sadly not so much.