Three and it’s only the 8th!

I know – I’m shocked too.  Three scrapbook pages and it’s only the 8th of the month!  My goal was only TWO!  See – set low goals and you are easily impressed with yourself!

Special Andy:


quickpage – Sueli Colbert – So Cute
font – SU KP Quick
photo action – Natasha Whiteley


A Page and another freebie!

Just a quick on tonight – a sweet Adam page and another digiscrapping freebie, Enjoy!


quickpage – Three Paper Peonies
font – Tunga
photo action – Natasha Whiteley

And for the freebie – today I have Glitter Splatters II! If you missed the Glitter Splatters I – you can find them {HERE}!

Glitter Splatters II



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Another page and another freebie!

See that?  I got my two pages in for October already!  And I’ve got another digital freebie for you – my very first kit!  I hope you find it useful!

First – my page:


quickpage – Sueli Colbert – Moment
font – Kimberly Geswein – King Cool KC

And the freebie:

Sparkleween – the first kit I ever made!




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Check this out!

It’s only October 3rd, and I’ve got one of my scrap pages done already!  That’s halfway to my goal!  I am so glad I decided to grant myself the freedom of any guilt over using Quickpages.  I am actually looking forward to scrapping now!  I’m one of those people who agonizes of every decision in a layout – making one page takes forever!  Now I only have to agonize over which page to use and then the title/word art.  Much easier!

Anyway – Cindy (my stepmother) snapped this photo of Alex and I during his end of the year party at school last year.  I love it.  So I knew I wanted to get this one into a page – there are so rarely photos of me in any of my albums!


quickpage – Natali Design – Happy Day album

word art – Natali Design – Playing With Wordart Vol 1


Acrylic Frames freebie and another page!

Yep, I can’t believe it either.  I scrapped a second page – so it’s a quick page….So what!  That means I met my goal for Sept in just this week!  Right on!

And the second Acrylic freebie – Acrylic Frames!  I actually really really love these.  Just fun and easy to embellish.  I may just have to actually use my own stuff – I totally quit scrapping when I started designing.  One of the reason I quit designing – I would rather get back in the scrapping groove.  Anyway – my page and then the freebie!

From our trip to the beach this summer: again I used Natali Design for my quick page and word art – like I said, I’m a huge fan of her stuff! You can find her designs {HERE}.


font – pea ink and post – 2peasinabucket
quickpage – Natali Design – Summer Delight
wordart – Natali Design – Playing With Wordart Vol 6

Acrylic Frames:


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Love and CC237

So I decided that I just can’t squeeze in scrapping.  I tried.  I kept buying kits.  Then I just never got time to actually do it.  This month I decided to make an easy goal of 2 pages a month.  And I can use quickpages.  What do I care if someone else made the actual page?  It’s still my photo, my journaling, my title, etc.  The beauty of digital scrapping is that you can use a page built by someone else!  Here is my first one – this photo was taken the day we dropped Matthew off this summer.


Quickpage – Natali Design – All You Need Is Love
Word Art – Natali Design – Playing with Word Art Vol 2

I highly recommend this method – it’s not like anyone looking at my albums with know if I made the page or not.  Isn’t the point to get the photos scrapped and the memories saved?  So I hereby release myself from any guilt over using quickpages! I hope this will eventually get me inspired to do my own again, but if not – I am ok with that!  If you are looking for great quickpages, I’ll try to share the links when I use them.  I like to look for designers that I like their style and then see if they also have quickpages available.   One of my current faves is Natali Design @ Scrapbookgraphics.  You can find her designs {HERE}.  She has lovely word art too!

And if you are interested in the SCS Color Challenge #237 – you can find that info {HERE}!


Kimberly Countdown

So Kimberly is headed back to the US to visit this summer.  And of course I am counting down!  In fact – I think I’ll steal the ticker she has on her blog!  And I am totally kidnapping the girls so they can live at my house this summer!  I am not joking about that either – Eliza and Katie can stay with me…..I’m sure I can find room for them!

Pretty awesome, huh?  Seems like a loooong time since my {Black Monday} post, doesn’t it?  Anyway, I thought I would share one of my favorite projects for the Dirty Dozen galleries at Splitcoaststampers.  This was a 4×4 acrylic album I made using the photos I had from my visit to China last year.

The album is 4×4 – I got the acrylic cover from Bind-It-All.  (I think I actually purchased it from Eclectic Paperie, but it’s made by BIA!). The digital album is from Weeds & Wildflowers.  I printed the 4×4 pages on 4×6 prints so it was incredibly cheap to get printed (I paste a 4×4 on to a 4×6 blank ‘page’ in PSE so that wherever you get it printed doesn’t accidentally stretch your image to fit or crop it poorly.). I cut the extra two inches off, corner rounded the pages (and sanded the edges), then glued them back to back.  That was it and then I used my Bind-It-All to coil it.  That’s about it!  I just love that it’s pink and sparkly and girly!  Cause the pictures are all of me, my sister, and my nieces so it can be all girlied up!

The hardest part of this album was those silly glitter letters! I have a few sets of chipboard letters. But the set that was small enough to fit on the cover had some weird slick coating on the front. So I tried several methods to get the glitter to stick and it just wouldn’t! In hindsight, I should have sanded them a bit or something.

Anyway – I ended up tracing the ruined letters on white cardstock. I cut them out then laid them face down on a strip of really wide super sticky tape from Scor-pal. Then I cut them out again. I peeled the front off the tape and laid them in the glitter (from an SU glitter stack). They are adhered to the acrylic cover with glue dots.

Yes- this was a total pain in the rear!! But it’s super glittery and pink and I love it!

digital supplies:
template – Traci Murphy – With A Quickness 1
papers – Weeds & Wildflowers – Being Me
Doodles – Weeds & Wildflowers – Being Me
alhpa – Sausan Designs – Little Summer Breeze
staples – Jenn Patrick – Backwards Staples

Other pages:
font – Darcy Baldwin – Another Mandy

And here are the rest of the shots – you can click on them if you’d like the see them full size (eta: I thought you would be able to click on them…but you can’t.  So I uploaded them at the medium size.  Not sure why you can’t click on the thumbnails…new wordpress – I have no idea!):

julydd-china-album-2-7-08-erg1 julydd-china-album-3-7-08-erg1

julydd-china-album-4-7-08-erg1 julydd-china-album-5-7-08-erg1

julydd-china-album-6-7-08-erg1 julydd-china-album-7-7-08-erg1


Just a few more weeks!!!!



I haven’t scrapped in about 6 months.  For no particular reason – just got busy and kind of stopped.  Recently I’ve been feeling the urge again…..and today I did!  Nothing spectacular, just a photo from a bike ride this weekend.  But it felt good to do it again!  And here it is!


template – Traci Murphy Designs – With A Quickness 1
Word Art – Natali Designs – Playing With Word Art Vol 2
Papers – Vinnie Pearce – Naturals
drop shadows – Traci Murphy Designs
flower – Paint The Moon – Funky Flowers – The Romantics

Lightroom Photo Preset – Kelsey Smith – McDreamy


A Color Challenge and a PAGE!

Yep, I actually scrapped a page!  I haven’t done many in the last 6 months.  I think I kind of go through stages with my creativity or something….for awhile it’s paper, then photography, then digital…..and so on.  Well – I’m entering a digital stage right now…of course I still have lots of obligations with paper so it never goes away!  Which is good – I still love working with my hands best!  I know I still have a lot of moments when the computer won’t do what I want, etc and I just want to throw it at the wall, lol!

 Anyway, if you would like to see the Color Challenge today, you can find it {HERE}.  I was busy designing this evening and I didn’t make it in to my stamp room.  (Digital Scrapbooking Day is this coming Saturday and I want a bunch of new goodies to share….plus LOTS of freebies!  Fun, right?)  Anyway, Dawn was nice enough to whip up a fabulous and fun sample for me with today’s colors.  And it’s the last week of PINK in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  So be sure to check it out!


But I did finish this page this weekend….and it’s been half done for about a month!  Sad…the pics are from this August when the boys and I made the Olympic Rings in cookies for the opening ceremonies.  I told ya I was obsessed with the Olympics!



template – Jennilyn Designs – Oscraps Freebie
frames – Nancy Comelab – Vintage Photo Frames 1
papers – Nikki Beaudreau – Who’s There?
red papers – Kitty Designs – Color Theory: Red (@ CRD)
black cardstock – Corina Nielsen – One Sweet Day Solids
glitter ric rac – Nikki Beaudreau – Who’s There?
font: Bickley Script
alpha – Corina Nielsen – Alphapalooza Stampers


And now I’m off to bed because I’ve got to be up bright and early to join Adam on a field trip – FUN!  You know….I really love my kids.  But I’m not so much on other people’s kids.  I guess this is why I am not a teacher, lol!  Anyway, I am sure it’ll be fun.  But mostly I’m just looking forward to hanging out with Adam for a day.

I scrapped a page!

Ok, so it was a really fast page, but still! And the best part – you can download the freebie I used too! It is by Vinnie Pearce and you can find it {here}. I’ll be checking her other things out!

This was a photo of Alex reading to Matthew and Adam one evening before bed. It was taken last March.



paper and overlay – Vinnie Pearce – freebie from her blog

frame – Holly McCaig – 3d paper frames

photo action – Natasha Whiteley – BW Toned

font – Darcy Baldwin – DJB My Dear Marsha @ SSD 

And that’s it! Simple, but I really like her style! No Stuff I Like today – just busy gearing up for the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL tomorrow! WOOHOO!