Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Project

I made a little Halloween craft yesterday. I spotted these two frames that I picked up on sale a Target a while ago in my room, still empty, and decided they would be great for Halloween. So I opened up two 4x6 inch canvases in Photoshop and created this. This was so super easy - I just wish I'd thought of it sooner so we could have enjoyed it for more than two days! Ah, well, there's always next year...

{green paper from "Vintage Dreams" kit by Michelle Coleman; spiders & web brushes by Michelle Coleman; "Jailbird Jenna" font}

Monday, October 27, 2008

Christmas on the Delaware

I was thinking about this the other day - on Christmas day in 2005 we were in Philadelphia, just our little family, and we went to see a reenactment of Washington crossing the Delaware river. And I realized I'd never scrapbooked it, so I put it on my "list" (it's a mental list) to do sometime. I decided to do it for the scraplift challenge at All Things Visual. Check it out - the winner gets a $5 gift certificate and your odds are good since no one else has done it yet!

{everything by Kelley Mickus: green paper, ribbon, journaling tag, frames & ornaments from "Very Merry"; white paper from "Moments Like These"; December tape & staples from "Rugged"; striped alpha from "Lil' Lovin"; "Pea Sarah Lynn" font}

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Zach thought the 4th of July parade we went to was so cool. A few days later, he started playing "parade" with his toys and it's one of his favorite things to do. I've been meaning to scrapbook this for a while and I finally got to it!

{white background paper by fei-fei; bead alpha from Digital Scrapbook Memories "Family Ties" CD; glitter hearts and gold paper by Michelle Coleman; mesh overlay by Kim Christensen; blue ribbon from My Scrapbook Art's "Birthday" collab kit by Chere Edwards - journaling strips also from that kit by Amy Wolff; torn paper template by Kelley Mickus; tag by Miss Mint; "Courier" font}

Saturday, October 25, 2008

It's Been Awhile

... since I just did a single layout. I've been busy with so many projects, it was fun to get back to the usual.

{everything is from the "Zoom Zoom Zoom" kit by Kelley Mickus and Rachel Young, "Pea Sarah Quick" font}

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I was pretty happy when I saw my layout at the top of Ms. Ali Edwards' blog post the other day... she's like a scrapbooking legend! I read her blog religiously ('cause she's so cool) and I participated in her "Week In The Life" challenge. Basically you document everything, everyday, for a week and compile it into an album. I whipped up my layout for Monday and emailed it to her - and the next thing you know there it is! I hadn't shared the layout here yet because I was waiting until I had the entire album finished, but of course that hasn't happened yet. But it will! In the meantime, you can see the post here, and here's the layout:

And if you're curious to see Ali's "Week In The Life" album, look here. I really love her clean, effortless style.

Friday, October 17, 2008

All Aboard!

***Edited Saturday, October 18: If you tried to download this previously but only got .jpeg files, please try again... I fixed it and if you click the link again you will now get the .png files. I'm sorry everyone!***
All aboard the PARTY train! Welcome to my little corner of the scrapbook world! You probably arrived here from Tricia's blog (a link in case you need to backtrack ;) Here are my quickpages for the album:

Now just head on over to Karen's blog to keep it movin' and get the next download! And join us at the forum for all the other FUN party stuff! Also - everything in the shop is 30% off, and you get this adorable kit for FREE when you spend $10:

Oh - and did you see Kelley's new collab kit w/ Rachel Young? Can't wait to play with this...

AND... if you pick it up this weekend, you get these mini tag album QP's FREE!

Thanks for partying with us!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It's a PAR-TAY!

hI'm so excited to announce the BIG party going on this weekend at All Things Visual! It all starts tomorrow, Oct 17 and runs through Sunday, Oct 19.

So many fun things going on.
- A brand new kit that is so stinkin' cute!
- A blog train with freebies (the train will be stopping right here tomorrow!)
- There will be some fun scrapping games & challenges with prizes, and if participate in all of them, you have a chance to win a $20 gift card to the shop!
- I'm also so excited because All Things Visual is now offering some really fun Maya Road products for hybrid projects. I just finished up a little album using this:

Here's how it turned out (everything by Kelley Mickus):

Here's are the links to the All Things Visual forum (where you'll find the party) and blog (which is now the front page of the ATV site). Hope to see you there! It'll be FUN!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Drumroll, Please....

And the winner of the Digital Scrapbook Memories "Family Ties" CD (as determined by IS...

harrisfamily! Congrats to Katie! Email me your address and I will get it to you ASAP. Thanks everyone for playing along. This was fun, I'll definitely have another giveaway sometime!


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Taggity Tag

I was tagged by two of my scrapbooking friends, Dottie and Kelly. I met both of them on the DSM forum and even though I've never met most of the ladies there, we chat all the time and I really do consider them friends. Isn't the internet great? Anyway, they both tagged me with the same thing, so I'm killing two birds with one stone:

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog - some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here goes:

1. My bedsheets, blanket, and comforter must be exactly straight or I can't sleep.
2. My toenails are always painted, but never my fingernails.
3. I don't have any piercings, not even my ears, but I think I'll do them someday. I've just never gotten around to it.
4. I want to move to Brazil for a year or so someday, preferably while my kids are still living at home. My husband lived there for a couple of years before we met, so he'd love to go back too. I think it would be a great experience because it's really important to me that my kids have a global perspective.
5. I'm addicted to chapstick. I like Burt's Bees the best.
6. Remember Punky Brewster? I loved that show when I was really little, like 4 or 5. I'd love to see it again now to see it from an adult point of view.
7. I hate making phone calls, and I always put it off... to the point where I drop the ball on things I need to be responsible for.

I doubt there are even seven people who read my blog... but if you are reading this, TAG! You're it (if you want).

Also... there's still a couple more days to enter the giveaway! Just scroll down a few posts to leave your comment!

Friday, October 10, 2008

FREE class!

If you read my blog, you know I'm a Jessica Sprague fan. She's done it again, check this out:

Did you see? It's FREE. You don't have to be a photographer, a scrapbooker, or own photoshop. Just interested in telling your story. For more information, go here.

Monday, October 6, 2008

It's A Giveaway!

Happy Monday - let's have a giveaway! I'm giving away a Family Ties CD from Digital Scrapbook Memories.

This CD includes four family themed kits (although most of the items could be used for almost any scrapbook page) AND 10 premade layouts, ready for you to just add your own photos! This whole collection is huge: 72 pattern papers, 6 alpha sets, and hundreds of journaling tabs, buttons, flowers, photo corners, frames, swirls, ribbons, etc. These graphics can be used with an image-editing program that supports PNG files such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements (my program of choice!), Memory Mixer, Microsoft Digital Image Pro, JASC Paint Shop, Corel or ArcSoft. Works on both Windows and MAC computers. Here's a preview of the kits:





To enter, leave a comment - any comment - on this post BEFORE Monday, October 13th. Only one entry per person. I'll pick one random winner and announce it here on October 13th. I'll ship anywhere in the United States.

Also, here are a few pages I've made using this awesome CD:

Oh Brother

Welcome Miles

Good luck everyone!


{template by Jessica Sprague, white paper by Leora Sanford, "Century Gothic" font}