Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hello Easter!!!

I wish Spring would just come and STAY for a while!! Sheesh! We had such nice weather over the weekend (until the crazy HAIL storm that came through Sunday night!!) and then it got cold again...I am so tired of it! Which is why I was happy to work with Digi-Designs by Nicole's latest kit "Hello Easter" which happens to be a collab kit with Steph over at Scrappy Cocoa. It has such fun bright colors and is great to work with!! Not you typical pastel Easter/Spring kit. Make sure you "hop" over to each blog EVERY day this week so you get all the awesome goodies!!

Here is my layout from my Mother-in-law's surprise 75th Birthday Party a couple of years ago. I made the cake for her using the basketweave, a technique she loves! Look below for the previews for both kits & click on them to go get your goodies!!



Monday, March 30, 2009

New kit "Comfort"

I had fun working with the latest kit, Comfort by Just for You Digi Scraps this week. There are some really great things in there!! A little for everyone!!

Here is my layout followed by the preview for the kit. This is from 2007, when we did Disney's High School Musical for our annual Spring Musical. It was a lot of fun! Click on Michelle's preview so you can go get your papers today & then goodies each day all week! If you miss it this week, you can get it and any other JFYDS kit over at One Single Seed. I also used MandaK's template #7 for this layout...you can get her templates at OSS, too!!

Change is Good

Hi! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was full of fun and craziness, as usual. We had Musical practice all day Saturday & I worked Friday night & Sunday...fun, fun!

Anyway, things are changing over at the Digi-Designs by Nicole Forums and it is all GREAT fun!!! Check out the flyer for more info & click on it to go check it out. You can also go to Nicole's blog for even more info.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lots and Lots of Stuff & a Freebie

I've had the pleasure to work with a couple of different kits this week. One of them was an AWESOME grab bag for CW Picket. Her stuff is so nice and this bag is FULL of it!!! There is an entire kit, some alphas (yes, plural) and so much more!! I didn't even use 1 quarter of what was in there...so worth the $5...more, if you ask me. Anyway, here's the layout I did with part of the bag. I've made it into a quick page with & without the title(click on that preview to download it all the way down at the bottom of the post). Be sure to click on the bag preview to go get it...you won't be sorry!!!

I also had the pleasure to work with Ilano's kit "Martin" this week. I made a single page layout AND a double page layout. I just couldn't stop!! I really like the versatility of this kit. I can be used for anything!! Click on her preview below to go to the One Single Seed Store to get it!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Speed Scrap tonight!!

Tonight's speed scrap over at Digi-Designs by Nicole Forum is hosted by ME!!! YAY! Please stop by to let us know you're playing! Click on the flyer to go to the forum

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Release Monday and some other fun stuff!

Hope you all had a great weekend! It was crazy around here, as usual!

Digi-Designs by Nicole
has a new kit out this week, which just so happens to be part of a blog train. Some of the gals from the DDBN forum got together & decided to make a kit called Fairy Tale Wedding...it really has a pretty color scheme!! Visit each site(listed on Nicole's) so you can get one huge mega kit! Some of the ladies make kits, word art, and quick pages. Check it out!! This is the layout I did using Nicole's part followed by her papers (click on her preview to go to her blog).

Also new this week is Just for You Digi Scraps' latest Bold and Beautiful. This kit has some really nice pieces and I love the colors!! I used Michelle's template #1 for my layout. Click on her preview to go to her blog. I will be having a quick page with this LO in a few days, so be sure to stop back .

Friday, March 20, 2009

Saturday Speed Scrap

Hi, all!! Lots of craziness going on in my house this week! Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I will catch up later today. I have a busy weekend, too. I'm taking Cyndi to Millersville University (where I went !!!) for an Open House so she can decide where she wants to go in the fall. Should be fun! I wish I had off from work tonight so we could go up early and not have to get up at 6 am!! UGH! I guess I'll have to come home from work & go right to bed..yeah right! That is impossible for me to do! LOL! I have a demo to go to when I get back and then off to work again on Sunday afternoon. We ussually have my parents over for dinner on Sundays, so it will be crazy all weekend! Hopefully I'll find some time to get on here at some point!

Anyway, I'm hoping to be home from MU in time to go to this Speed Scrap Saturday at 4 pm EST. Click on the flyer to head over to the forum.

AND... get this... for all those who participate, you'll get a coupon code to pick out any one retiring kit of Nicole's for FREE. Nice huh. Or, if you have them all, you'll get $1.00 off towards any other kit of hers. :) Hopefully, I'll see you Saturday!

Monday, March 16, 2009


WOW!!! Three posts in one day!! LOL! A few weeks ago I tried out for a contest over at ScrapMatters. We had to design a mini kit using a color palette and the kit had to have 3 papers & 3 elements in it. There were 90 participants (I think they said over 100 signed up!!) which was waaaay more than they expected. They cut the group down to 20 after that 1st round & I was cut. I was actually relieved because I don't know what I was thinking..I have no time during the musical! LOL! Anyway...here's my mini kit. Not bad for my 2nd try! You can go to the Gallery at ScrapMatters to get all of the great mini kits, which actually flow pretty well to make one HUGE mega kit! You do have to sign up for the gallery in order to view the entries. Once you're signed in, scroll all the way down until you see Design Star. The mini kits are in week 1 and now they are doing a paper pack...those are really nice too!! I surely don't envy those judges. Click on the preview to get my kit. It will be available for one week.

Spped Scrap!!!

We're having another Speed Scrap. This one is hosted by Stephanie, AKA Scrappy Cocoa.

Click on the flyer to go to the forum...hope you can make it!! I missed the last one :o( and missed out on really awesome instructions. I have to give it a try anyway because I really love how the layouts turned out!! Anyway...join us...you won't be sorry!!!

Here is the awesome prize you'll get for playing along...it is the last in a set of three. If you missed the others, you can get them all together or in 3 separate sets in Nicole's store.

Lots of exciting stuff going on around here

First up ~ a new kit from Digi-Designs by Nicole called Maurice. This is another collab kit so you get to go to Nicole's blog each day to pick up the awesome pieces AND you get to go to Gettin Scrappy with Britt's Blog for her part. Each day they'll give you papers, embelishments, alphas and more!! Don't forget to go every day!! Click on the preview to go to their blogs. Here is my layout...not too sure I like it...seems a little busy so I 'll have to play with it a bit.

Next up ~ I was accepted as a CT member for Michelle's team over at Just For You Digi Scraps! She has some really great kits, too and also sells at One Single Seed. You can check out her blog and her store. She has a really adorable kit coming out this week called Sweet Baby Girl & like DDBN, you need to visit each day to get all the pieces. Here's a preview of the whole kit

These are some layouts I've done with some of her other kits recently.

Kaylee Kit

Butterflies, Blossoms and Bows Kit

And Heart Attack Kit

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates Quick Page

I am a day late & definitely a dollar short LOL! Here is my freebie Quick Page for Digi-Designs by Nicole's latest Kit Life is Like a Box of Chocolates. Be sure to visit both her blog and Stacey's for your freebies because they'll be gone soon!! Also, don't forget the sale & fun at One Single Seed this week!! There are new challenges each day & a Speed Scrap on Friday and Saturday!!

Click on the preview to get the freebie & PLEASE leave me some love!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Grand Opening Celebration

Check out One Single Seed this week and I promise you won't be disappointed!! They are having a Grand Opening Sale all week long AND a fun crop weekend!! There is even a Speed Scrap hosted by Nicole from Digi-Designs by Nicole!!! Should be a great time!!! I am so excited because I have off on Saturday, so I should be able to play!!! YAY! There are some really great designers that sell at OSS, including Nicole, but there are a few others I love, like Flower Scraps, Just For You Digi Scraps and Scrappy Cocoa

Click on the Flyer to go to the forum at One Single Seed. Hope to see you there having fun!!

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

Here is the latest collab kit for Digi-Designs by Nicole. It is with Stacey's Scraps and it is super cute!! I really couldn't come up with any photos to go with the color scheme for some reason. I love this photo I took at the zoo. I have a thing for frogs & thought this was just too cute!!! Although, the frogs themselves are the cutest LOL!! Anyway, you'll need to go to both blogs to get all the parts each day. I will have a quick page for you when those are released, so be sure to check back!!

I used a template by Midnight Scrapping and changed it around a bit so I could get the balance I wanted.

Here is the previews for both kits. You can click on them to go the the blogs & make sure you leave some love!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Some Layouts to Share

I was so happy to be able to participate in THREE speed scraps so far this week!!! Yes, three!! LOL! I did one yesterday at the Digi-Designs by Nicole Forums & completed this layout Froggy Friends. I used the kit "Froggy Friends" by WimpyChompers at Digital Candy. This was the participation prize for the Speed Scrap I attended on Tuesday afternoon. I was so excited to see it was a froggy kit!! LOL! Click on the photo to get the kit!

This is my layout from the SS at Digital Candy...I used Amber from Stolen Moments kit "Funky Love" for everything except the stitching is from the next kit by Digi-Designs by Nicole and the tag I recolored from Amber's kit "Big Top". Click on the layout to go to Amber's store at Digital Candy.

The 3rd Speed Scrap was at ScrapMatters on Tuesday night. I used Britt-ish Designs kit "Let's Kick It!" kit. I really love this kit!! There are so many things in it & I can use most of the items for Cyndi's field hocky pages and Austin & Kelsey's soccer pages. Pretty cool! She also has some soccer flair on her blog so check it out!! She also has some of the greatest Disney layouts and freebies out there!!! You just have to search through her posts. She has some awesome Disney-like kits for sale...they range from Buzz & Woody to Monsters, Inc. to Little Mermaid & of course Mickey...check out her store! You won't be disappointed!! Clicking on the photo will take you right to the Soccer kit.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Digi-Designs by Nicole News

It is soooo cold here today I can hardly stand it!! We were supposed to get hit with a "MAJOR" snowstorm, but all we got was about 3-5 inches and A LOT of wind & cold!! YUCK!!! I just wanted to stay in bed all day!! Luckily the school district was closed, so Kelsey & Austin didn't have music lessons & Austin & Cyndi didn't have Musical practice so I didn't have to go ANYWHERE!! WHEW! Tom did have to take Cyndi to work later & pick her up, but I got to stay inside all nice & warm :)

Here it is Monday already (actually almost Tuesday LOL!) and I haven't posted my LO for this week's kit! Sorry!! This week, Digi-Designs by Nicole has released Best Friends ~ A kit for dogs but it really has a lot of papers & embellishments for those of us without dogs!! It really is a great kit with great colors!! Here is my LO using Alexa with my Mom's dog, Luke. He is so cute!!! Alexa doesn't really like him too much...he is a little hyper & LOVES to lick her face & just doesn't want to have any part of it! She does "pat" him though (more like hit!!), so she is getting a little used to him...he loves to be held & is such a baby!

Here is the preview for the whole kit...you can click on it to go get your freebies each day!! Don't forget ~ it's only available this week & also leave Nicole some love!!

There is a Speed Scrap tomorrow afternoon!! Hope to see you there!! Click on the flyer to go to the forum and check out the participation prize!!!! It is one of a set of 3 so make sure you come to the next few SS!!!

One last DDBN bit of news....several "older" kits of Digi-Designs by Nicole are being retired so she can make room for some new goodies! So, Nicole is having a sale! Be sure to check it out before they're gone...only ONE DOLLAR buys some really great kits!!! Click on the flyer to go to her store!