Thursday, June 30, 2011

Catching Up

First, a few new layouts:

{papers and elements from Somewhere Over the Rainbow collab kit by Dunia Designs and Studio Basic; Howser, Century Gothic, and Love Ya Like a Sister fonts}

{Embrace Simplicity Vol. 2 template by Dunia Designs; alpha from Alphabet Soup - girly by Dunia Designs; papers and elements fromOne Love collab by Dunia Designs and Sugar Fancy; Century Gothic font}

{Duo (Stripes) templates by Dunia Designs; papers and elements from A Boy's Diary kit by Dunia Designs and Ju Kneipp; Pea Sarah Cute and 4990810 font}

{stripe paper from Walkin on Sunshine by Traci Reed; red paper from Celebrate by Gina Miller; graph paper from Celebrate kit by Digital Scrapbook Memories; dotted paper (recolored) from Somewhere over the Rainbow by Dunia Designs; Crayon, Crayoff alpha by Denise Beatty originals; label from School Rules kit by Something Blue Studio; leaves from Fruity Fizz by Flergs; crayons from Creative Minds by Sherry Ferguson; flowers from Story of Everyday Life collab kit (from the Daily Digi) by Misty Cato; template by Jenn Lindsay; Century Gothic font}

Second, I'm still keeping up with most of the Project: Love, Me prompts. This month I made three pages, and I'm hoping to squeeze in the fourth soon. The theme for June was iCreate. Prompts for July have just been posted, with the theme iCelebrate. They've also changed it up so that all the months prompts are posted at once which gives a bit more time to get them done. Here are my iCreate layouts, everything used is from the iCreate bundle:

Third, I have really been enjoying listening to podcasts of The Digi Show (formerly The Paperclipping Digi Show). I'm not sure if I've mentioned it here before, but I really enjoy them. They make mowing the lawn go by a lot faster! And best of all they're free. You can find out how to subscribe and listen here.

And now I think I'm caught up here.. phew!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I always have a million ideas floating around in my head... and every now and then I follow through and make one or two of them! Here's a few things I've recently completed. First up is some cute (digital) button art:

{background from Fairy Tale Ending kit by Kelley Mickus (recolored); stitching from Social Butterfly kit by Megan Mullens; yellow button from Creative Minds by Sherry Ferguson; red button from Love Bug kit by GG Digital Designs; blue button from Sunshine 'n Showers collab kit from Designs by Tater and Happy Scrap Girl; orange button from Going Green kit by SuzyQ Scraps and Amanda Heimann; green button from Just Like Dad collab kit by Sarah Bennett and Connie Prince; Harting font}

I've been seeing some really cute button art on Pinterest lately. (Speaking of, have you looked at Pinterest yet? Are you as addicted as I am? If you haven't, and you're interested, let me know and I'll send you an invite!) I'm not really into sewing - I don't even have any real buttons - but I have a huge digital stash so I decided to give it a try with Photoshop. Now I just need to print and frame it! I have the perfect spot for it in my entry way.

Next up: teacher gifts. These little apples have nothing to do with scrapping, or Photoshop, but I had to share because they are so cute! I used this tutorial from The Crafting Chicks.

I packaged them up in little treat bags, and I made this treat topper in Photoshop. Unfortunately I left it all 'til the last minute so I didn't photograph the finished product!

{paper from Love Life freebie by Sahlin Studio; apple from Creative Minds by Sherry Ferguson; crayons from School 101 by Leora Sanford; star from School Rules by Something Blue Studio; rubber band from A Boy's Diary collab kit by Dunia Designs and Julianne Kneipp; chalkboard from MSA's Celebration collab kit by Chris Greiser; Love Ya Like A Sister and The Teenage Dream fonts}

And, now that it's June and summer is officially here, we made our family summer fun list. You might remember the one I did last year... we loved it so much we had to do another. It's already printed off and hanging on the fridge!

{banner from DIY Stitched Pennant freebie by Chelle's Creations; flowers Fresh Blooms by Kitschy Digitals; stitching from 3 Ring Circus kit by Valorie Brown Designs; 1942 Report, MTF Jotted, and The Teenage Dream fonts}

What do you think? Have you made anything fun with your digi stash lately? I already have a couple more in the works!