Monday, August 30, 2010

Final Disney Pages

Done! Finally. I plan to use this code to get it printed for FREE at shutterfly! {8PBA91} This code is for a free 20 page photobook. I had to hurry because it expires September 1! Now if only I had similar motivation to finish the other three albums I've started...

{background paper by SuzyQ Scraps; beach wordart by Margarete Antonio; seashells and waves from "Castaway" kit by FaithTrue; "Pea Bonnie Script" font}

{stitching from Stitch Hiccups #3 by SuzyQ Scraps; everything else from "Journey 365 Jumbo" kit by SuzyQ Scraps; "Another Typewriter" font}


Friday, August 27, 2010

Disneyland Castle

I think I'm almost done with my Disney album - finally - nearly a year later!

{swirls from "Oopsie Doodle Swirls" by SuzyQ Scraps; everything else from "Journey 365 Jumbo" kit by SuzyQ Scraps; "Pea Hannah Chocolate" font}


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Free Kit!

I know there are tons of digital scrapbooking freebies out there in digi land, but this one I really thought was worth sharing. Through the month of September, Digital Scrapbook Memories is offering this very cute "School Rules" kit for FREE:

You might recall this is the kit I used to make this paint bucket project. Once you pick up the kit, be sure to enter any layouts you create with it in the School Rules Challenge at Digital Scrapbook Memories. I plan on using it again next week as soon I send my Kindergartner on his way! ;)


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Butterfly Mobile

Guess what? I just had a baby :) Which is why I haven't been posting (or scrapbooking) as much. I now have a sweet baby girl named Violet, who I've been snuggling as much as possible. But before she arrived, I made this butterfly mobile to hang above her crib:

This was super easy to make, and of course I used photoshop and my stash of digital papers to do it. First off, I used the custom shape tool and selected two different butterfly shapes from the list of custom shapes. I used an 8.5x11 document to place my butterfly shapes like so:

Then I picked some of my favorite bright pattern papers, and "clipped" them to the butterflies using a clipping mask. I made sure to create two of each, so that I could glue them back to back. After printing and cutting the butterflies, I took two wooden skewers, some colorful ribbon, and glue to finish it.

What do you think? *sigh* I love photoshop! Like I said, this was so easy to do. Oh... and you can go here to see my inspiration for this project.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Lots Going On...

There's some fun things going on around digi-land, I thought I'd share some of it with you.

First off, SuzyQ Scraps is having a "back-to-school" themed party on her blog and at her BlogFrog community. Of course this coincides with the release of a ton of cool back-to-school products from Suzy. Even though it's been going on for a couple of days already, there's a lot of fun things going on:

Here's an ad for the upcoming speed scrap (tonight!). If you have never done a speed scrap, you should try it. It's a lot of fun and a great way to get a layout done quick. Plus, there's always a great participation prize! (I think the prize tonight is the new back-to-school wordart pack.)

What else... oh yes! There's also a cute FREEBIE on the blog as well. (Just scroll to the bottom of the post.) :)

And in other news... Kelley Mickus designs, one of my all-time favorite designers, has moved to a brand new shop. You can find her at 9th & Bloom. They are having a big grand opening with everything on sale, a free collab when you purchase $10 or more, and all kinds of games and prizes going on in the forum. Check them out, it seems like a really cute shop. Sadly, with this move Kelley has discontinued here personal creative team, so I will no longer be part of her team, but I'm sure I'll still be using her products a lot!


Three and a Half

This layout is all about my son Miles, who is currently 3 1/2 years old. The journaling is all about his likes/dislikes, quirks, and things he's up to lately. I try to create layouts like this for my kids every so often. The focus is really on the journaling, but I try to pick photos that capture their personalities and reflect the journaling.

{alpha from "Doodly Doo Alpha" by Leora Sanford; doodled border from "Four Seconds to Mars" by Sir Scrap-a-lot; everything else from "Andrew" kit by Julie Marie Designs; "Pea Missy With a Marker" font}


Monday, August 2, 2010

Imagine My Surprise...

The Crafting Chicks

...when I opened up my Google Reader this morning and saw one of my blog posts featured on The Crafting Chicks blog! Have you heard of them? They post daily with all kinds of fun, easy, and (of course) crafty projects, tips and ideas. I actually know Brooke, one of the chicks, through digital scrapbooking. She kindly featured the candle from my Teacher's Gifts post I did a few months ago. Right now they are doing a whole series of posts for back-to-school. Be sure to check them out!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Zoo Day

{alpha from "Going Wild {Spots & Stripes Alpha} by SuzyQ Scraps; everything else from "Going Wild {On Land}" kit by SuzyQ Scraps; "Pea Kevin and Amanda Funky" font}


Sugar Frog Fonts

If you haven't noticed, I'm a sucker for fonts. I especially love to collect handwritten fonts. I think they had such a nice personal touch when journaling on a layout. I found a new site with a TON of free handwritten fonts, called {Sugar Frog Fonts}. I've also added their button to my sidebar, right next to the Fonts For Peas button. So, you're welcome. :)