Sunday, November 24, 2013

Layouts | Weeks of Nov 10-23

Huh. Turns out it was a good thing I didn't post last week, otherwise I would have nothing to share today! As it is, I only have two pages. Much of my free/computer time has been eating up by scanning old family photos in preparation for my parents 50th wedding anniversary next month.  I've been wanting to scan them for a while now, but this event was the push I needed to get it done. I'll be making lots of prints to use at the celebration in the decor. I did have some of them professionally scanned, but it gets pricey so I'm doing a good portion of them on my own. And then I got the flu - UGH - which put me down for about three days. So glad to finally be feeling human again!  But anywho... my pages:

created with Peppermint Winter kit by Mye de Leon;
Frame it Up templates by Scotty Girl Design;
Dancing Script and Mongolian Baiti fonts

created with
Nov Challenge template by Amy Martin;
Beech Tree papers, elements and alpha by Sara Gleason;
At the Moment Elements by One Little Bird;
Equinox elements by One Little Bird;
Fall in Love papers and elements by Michelle Godin;
Spring Has Sprung collab kit by The Lilypad Designers;
For the Record kit by Valorie Wibbens;
Olive Tree kit by Sara Gleason
The Reed font by Heather Joyce

Hopefully I'll have more to share next week! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Digi Night Out is Coming Soon!

So, I'm  trying to get in the habit of blogging my scrapping adventures weekly - on Sundays - but I totally forgot this week.  :P But now that it's Tuesday, I think I'll just save it all for this coming Sunday.  Now the suspense is killing you, right?! Well, I do have something to share today, something awesome: Digi Night Out!  It'll be here before we know it, so grab your ticket and join me and lots of other local digi scrappers for an awesome night out!

I hope to see you there! xoxo

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Layouts + a Project | Week of Nov 3-9

I've got four layouts, plus a little project to share today.  First up is this sweet photo of my oldest and my baby when he was just a few months old:

for the November Template Challenge at MSA:
Reflections papers and elements by Sahlin Studio;
Memory Collector papers and elements by One Little Bird;
His Grace papers and elements by HGD by Laurie Ann;
Fuss Free: My Scrapbook Art Template 3 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs;
Amatic and OldNewspaperTypes fonts

And this one about my 6 year old who lost TWO teeth in one day:

scraplift of The Not So Best Day Ever by jenny:
created with Toothless Grin collab kit by Jenn Barrette and Valorie Wibbens;
frame from Torquay elements by Kaye Winiecki;
1942 Report font

This one makes me *kind of* excited for winter - well, not sure excited is the word, but sledding is about the only think I like about the snow:

created with Frosted kit by Scotty Girl Design;
DaunPenh font
 This is another of my month by month, yearly pages. I try to do these for all of my kids for each year of their lives.  As you can see though, I'm a bit behind! Most of these photos are from 2010:

created with
Jan 2012 template freebie by Amy Martin (seriously altered);
Shooting the Moon papers by Rachel Young;
Go See Do alpha and Messy Marvin alpha by Amy Wolff;
Wood Veneer: Word Talk and Wood Veneer: Arrows by Sahlin Studio;
Traveling Typewriter font

And lastly, I tried my hand and some iron on shirts for my little guy.  We celebrated his 1st birthday on Tuesday (still in denial over here!) and I wanted to make him a birthday boy shirt.  I thought this little monster was cute, so I made him one of those, too. It's kind of hard to see, it says "Monstrously Cute". They were easy and fun to make!

Birthday Boy shirt created with Sweet Briar elements by Sweet Caroline;
Monster shirt created with Monstrously Cute kit by Laura Passage and Pixel Gypsy designs;
Weston free font
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Scrapping!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Layouts | Week of Oct 27 - Nov 2

Another successful DSD weekend has come and gone - phew! I was only able to do a little scrapping, and a little shopping because sadly it was still a regular weekend in real life. I mean, I still had to rake leaves and run to basketball games and the hardware store, and cook meals... doesn't the rest of the world know we're celebrating over here?! I fantasize about how someday, when the kids are little bit older, I'm going to book a hotel for the weekend for myself and just hole up in there to shop and scrap! Sounds like heaven....

Ok back to reality - here are my layouts for this week. First up, a page using the fabulous Piccadilly kit:

created with Piccadilly collab by P& Co designers;
Traveling Typewriter and Rochester fonts

I made this one for one of the October challenges at The Lilypad:

created with Oct challenge template freebie by Amy Martin;
Alder Tree kit by Sara Gleason
Road Movie and OldNewspaperTypes font

LOVE this amazing collection from Scotty Girl Design:

created with F-Stop Collection by Scotty Girl Design;
DSD 2013 Grab Bag collab by Crystal LIvesay and Sara Gleason

For this one I used a mix of stuff from the November Stash at Pixels & Co:

Created with Nov. Stash goodies:
Playground Elements by Dawn by Design;
Just Breathe papers by Sabrina's Creations;
Family Comes First journal cards by Scotty Girl Design;
Breathless Templates by Crystal Livesay

And this last one was from the Challenge Me Anything thread in the forum at P&Co:

created with
Fairytale Papers by Ya Yeah Designs;
Mori Girl elements by Ya Yeah Designs;
Stamp Press Life by Karla Dudley;
KD Everyday font
Thanks for stopping by - have a great week!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

P&Co Creative Team Blog Hop + a Quick Tip!

Hi there hoppers, & welcome to my blog! Did you pick up the gorgeous Piccadilly kit yet?! I've got a fun little frame cluster to go along with it that you can grab right here.

Time for a quick tip - when I was thinking out loud to my husband about what my tip would be he said, "Tell them to scrapbook about cute stuff. And to make it look interesting, people love interesting pages!" So, you'll be glad to know I stuck my tongue out at him and came up with something else.  I work in Photoshop Elements 10, though I'm pretty sure this works for all versions. When typing text on a layout, there are three options for aligning your text. (For my examples I'm using a cute journal card from the Piccadilly kit.)

Left Align:

Right Align:

and Center:

Although there are only three options in the PSE options bar, there is actually a secret fourth option - FULLY JUSTIFIED text.  
The keyboard shortcut for fully justified text is CTRL+SHIFT+J (or CMD+SHIFT+J for the Mac crowd).
This isn't something I feel the need to do often, but there are times when it's just the perfect touch or look I'm going for.

Now, this little journal card example probably isn't the illustration of how cool this can look, but I promise somtimes it's just the thing you need. Play around with it on your next page :) Happy hopping and HAPPY DSD!  Your next stop is Mary's blog.

Now here's a list of the Creative Team blog hop, so you don't get lost:

Pixels and Company
Mandi -
Jennifer H
Anna -
Lynnette -  That's ME!
Mary - 
Jen F
Erin T 
 Jen E