family, life and all things scrapbooking

Friday, October 29, 2010

Beautiful - See Above for Details

My hubby surprised me with a Olympus DSLR camera a few days ago! I am so excited but also a little overwhelmed of how much I have to learn from it! I'm used to a point and shoot so this is a whole new world of f-stops and ISO's... shutter speed... oh, I'm so lost.

So I was fiddling around with the settings the other day (I think I need to take Candace's Oh Shoot class when it comes out!) and I captured a cute photo of Isla. I loved the way it turned out but it had this annoying shadow at the bottom from the lens cap! But I was able to use it to my advantage when I saw the newest and greatest from Splendid Fiins at Jessica Sprague!

Here is my layout using the new See Above for Details Frame and Stamped Circles! These will be out on Monday!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Digital Scrapbook Day @ Design House Digital! Nov. 4-7th!

• Site-wide 25% off sale from November 4th - 7th.
• New Fall Blog-hop Freebie! (You don't wanna miss this!)
• Gallery prizes to two random gallery posters using DHD product
• Hosted Chats by Designers & Decorators 
• Different $1 kits Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

DHD will also be debuting their official chat room! Come and check it out!
And don't forget my chat November 6th at 10 pm in the DHD forums! I'd love to hear from you!

Here is a sneak preview of some of the yummies from the Blog Hop Freebie!

See you there!

Friday, October 22, 2010

In your World of Make Believe...

Just wanted to share my newest layout! I got this outfit from a friend but I had already purchased a Halloween costume. My dilema turned into an opportunity when I thought why not just play dress up!? She had a blast walking around as a little (adorable!) dragon! :)

Here is my layout of that day. Isn't she cute! I love Jessica's Template +3 because it had a large photo and a bunch of spots to put little ones or patterns. I also thought the patterned colours from the July Paper Collection were a perfect match!

Credits Here

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Don't miss these fabulous offers at Jessica Sprague's site!

Every Monday JS will start a new contest featuring the products from "More In Store Monday"! Create a layout or project using a product released that week, and have it posted to the Facebook wall by Friday Midnight (PT). One lucky winner will be randomly drawn to win a $5 gift certificate to the store.! 

 Do you have teenage photos of yourself that you would like to scrap or do you have a daughter, niece, or granddaughter who would enjoy making a scrapbook album? Then check out a new Teen/Tween Album classes. Registration is open now. :)

Friday, October 15, 2010


I have some fabulous news to share! I've been asked to be a Creative Team member for Jessica Sprague! I did a little happy dance when I found out! With the amount of amazing talent in that gallery I feel so honored to be asked to create for them.

So here is my first creative team layout for them! I loved Elle's Studio "Hour by Hour" lists and immediately thought it would be perfect to use it for Isla's birthday party! Everything went wrong that day but in the end it was all worth it because Isla had a wonderful time! :)
 I thought it would be fun to use the list to write down the happenings of the day. I also used Elle's Pennant Banner alphabet too as it complements the party theme!

Credits here

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spook revealed!

Well the secret is out! Karla Dudley is Design House Digital's newest designer! She has some great kits out and as promised, here is what I did with her Spook Kit. These are photos of me when I was a teeny thing trying to sneak a candy without mom finding out! LOL... TFL!

Friday, October 1, 2010

So much spookiness (and a little tease!)

Design House Digital is full of Halloween goodness as of late! I'm starting to get in the 'fall' mood now that the leaves are changing and everywhere I turn there is pumpkins and costumes! I guess it's time to dig out my decorations!

So for fun I thought I would do a couple of Halloween layouts. The first one is of me dressed up as a witch (complete with purple eye lashes! :) during a Halloween party my hubby and I hosted a few years ago. It was my first party so I went all out and decorated the house with scary skeletons, graves and eyeballs!

This page was SUPER easy as it was created from Karen Funk's yummy Bewitching Template. The nice thing about this template was I could change/delete elements if I needed to. Next time I may even use this same template and switch the papers/elements but keep the main square design! The possibilities are endless!


... hmm, so you're probably wondering where the OTHER layout is??? We'll I can't show you get because the Spook Kit doesn't come out until next week! HA! I know, I'm mean... but it's an awesome kit and it will be worth the wait! Design House Digital has a new designer coming so please stay tuned...

BUT, there are other fabulous Halloween kits in the shop right now! Here are a few:
I suspect now that I have Isla, I'll be taking even more photos of her during Halloween, so the plan is to stock up now on all these goodies so I'll be ready when the time comes! LOL This year she's going to be a cow since it's her fav animal. Maybe not spooky, but she'll look so darn cute!!!