Saturday, August 24, 2013

At The Pool

I have a fun layout to share today. I love how this one came together! 

I picked up the Just Keep Swimming bundle by Robin Meierotto a while ago, and I've been dying to use it but hadn't had a chance yet. 

Then I saw these:

How fun are these?! I'm constantly amazed and the products available for digital scrapbooking these days.  I love me a good kit, but I am so loving innovative products like these that help make achieving a complicated page design so quick and easy! When I saw that scallop design I knew it would be perfect for pool pictures.

And another thing I love - journal strips! Yet again, a product to make it super easy.  LOVE these new journalers from Dawn by Design:

And to finish it off, a fun new font in three different weights:

So yeah... I'm liking the new gig!

Friday, August 16, 2013

A New Gig

I've got some exciting news - you're reading the blog of the newest creative team member at Pixels & Company! Exciting because a) it's my first store team and b) Pixels & Co is AWESOME! Seriously, tons of talent over there, I'm not sure who let me or why... but I'm here to stay! So anyway, this is the first layout I created as part of the team (with many more to come).

created with Hip Hooray papers and elements by Scotty Girl Design;
template from I Heart Templates: Layered Set 2 by Simply Tiffany;
Lavanderia and Fanwood fonts

And one more thing... sadly, Karen Funk is retiring, but she's having a great sale before she goes! Check out her amazing stuff at 50% off!

Thursday, August 15, 2013


I love playing along with the monthly challenges at The Lilypad. The past few months I haven't been able to do all seven challenges, but I'm off to a pretty good start this month - I've already got three done and we're only half way through August! Woo - go me. Here's what I've created so far:

created with I Am What I Am kit by Allison Pennington; frame from Love and Light kit by Michelle Godin; Road Movie and Pea Sugar Noodles font

created with Click elements by One Little Bird Designs; Twirl papers by Allison Pennington; leaves from Torquay elements by Kaye Winiecki; Fanwood font

created with Ordinarily Special kit by Kaye Winiecki; template by Whip it Up Fast v.7 by Amy Martin; KG The Fighter font

This page was created for the journaling challenge at My Scrapbook Art. It's back to school time - come play along!

created with Smart Aleck kit by Sweet Shoppe Designers; DK Crayon Crumble font

One more page to share - this one wasn't for a challenge, just for fun! I created this page at the last Digi Night Out at the beginning of the month.  Always a good time!

created with Optimistic freebie and That's Life (Digi Scrap Parade That's Life freebie) by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; alpha by Mommish from Baby Grace collab kit; washi tape by Jenn Barrette from Love & Grace collab kit; Super Sloppy Stamps by CD Muckosky; Just Realize font

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Outside My Box, Summer Memories, and a Sneak Peek

I've never fancied myself an art journaler, but I must say I love seeing art journaling pages in the galleries around digi-land. There is so much freedom and creativity, I can totally see how it would be a cathartic way to deal with life's emotions... I just don't have much extra time to play in that way and I can't give up my traditional scrapbooking. That said, I did have a chance to play with some art journal-y type products from Captivated Visions for My Scrapbook Art this month.  This isn't necessarily a true art journal page, but it was fun to do something outside of my normal box.

created with I Became Somebody Else by Captivated Visions; VTKS Personal font

This simple summer layout was inspired by one of the Ultimate Vacation challenges going on over at The Lilypad. A fun and easy way to round up lots of summer memories!

created with Ultimate Vacation collab kit by The Lilypad designers; Just Realize font

The last layout I have to share tonight is a sneak peek of a product coming out from Celeste Knight at Pixels and Company on Friday. I got to play with it early because Celeste was the Featured Designer at Digi Night Out last Saturday (so fun!) and this was the free kit we got to play with.

created with Pistachio kit by Celeste Knight

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Three New Pages

I found some extra scrapping time this past week, and if feels so good! Here are my latest:

created with
Painted Woods papers by Gennifer Bursett;
Bubbly papers and elements by Gennifer Bursett;
Me Time templates by Crystal Livesay;
NeoRetroFill and Just Realize fonts

created with
July challenge template by Amy Martin;
Moments with Mom papers by Sabrina Dupre;
Spring Has Sprung collab by TLP designers;
Suncatcher papers and elements by One Little Bird;
How it Began elements by One Little Bird;
Jump for Joy collab kit by TLP designers;
Wood Veneer: Word Talk by Sahlin Studio;
Great Vibes and Adobe Caslon Pro fonts

created with
Gone Squirrely papers, elements, and wordarts by Little Butterfly Wings;
Moments with Mom papers by Sabrina Dupre;
Pockets no. 6 by Valorie Wibbens;
Bebas and Adobe Caslon Pro fonts