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Friday, January 28, 2011

A New Playroom!

Because we have two big dogs who have no regard for Isla's safety (if she's in their way look out!), we decided to create a big playroom in our living room. So we took our couches out (we weren't really using them anyway) and added a bunch of playmats, a tent, tunnel and toys! Secured with two extra large baby gates - and voila - a new play space! She loves it - but the dogs - not so much. After all, we took away their bed! lol... I thought it would be fun to do a page on it to remember it.

Credits: Design House Digital - Happier & Maybe Collections - Deena Rutter, Spray Paint Alpha - Mary Ann Wise.

Friday Features!

I thought I'd show off some new pages I did recently! Isla's Gangee and Papa came over to visit the other day to check out her new playroom She had so much fun showing them everything she had. :)

Products from Jessica Sprague - click on photo for credits.

So Isla just figured out how to hold on to popscicles and frozen yogurt pops... but it still means a huge mess! So cute!

Products from Jessica Sprague - click on photo for credits

Oh, and don't forget! If you were thinking about signing up for Jessica Sprague and Heidi Swapp's Mouse, Paper, Scissors class registration (and the sale price) ends February 2nd!

Super GALLERY Bowl @ Design House!

In celebration of Superbowl, DHD is having a site-wide Super "Gallery" Bowl of our own!
Starting January 31st - Febuary 6th, Design House Digital will be a having a huge SALE - 25% off the entire store! Plus there will be additional 'gallery bowl' challenges for chances to win prizes! Chats will be on-going all afternoon on Superbowl Sunday from 1-8 pm and there will be a HUGE prize to a random gallery poster who posts a layout during that week using any DHD product! 
Don't miss out! I will be hosting my own Super Gallery Bowl challenge starting Jan. 31st! So stay tuned for that!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Karen Funk Designer Spotlight SALE!

Mark it in your calendars! Karen Funk Designs in having a BIG sale this weekend!
January 29-30th her store will be 25% off! Plus she's giving away one free kit, and three $1 kits! It's your chance to gather those goodies you've been loving lately!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On a roll folks...

I've been doing a lot of scrapbooking these last few weeks (and it's been wonderful)! So I just wanted to share a few layouts I did recently! The first two are from Jessica Sprague!

The first one is from the Kitchy Digitals line Curated. It comes with album quick pages and layered templates that make it easy to scrap! I thought it would be cute to scrap Isla playing in the bathtub.

This one uses Liv.e Designs - her new Heart Doodles v2 are so fun! I blew mine up to create chaos in the background. She always gives me 'the look' when she's had enough of the camera. I call it 'camera rage' lol.

These next two are from Design House Digital!
I love Karen Funk's new Cluster Frames and Word Strips! I thought I was neglecting my pups and figured it was time to do a page or two on them again. I started with my big baby Ryley. Isn't he sweet!?

Speaking of neglecting... I don't do many of my hubby either! I figure I should make a page of us as well. This photo was taken in 2008 - back when we didn't have kids and were carefree and in shape! LOL

Wanna shot at using the template? It's free if you want to try Gen's Blueprint Challenge at DHD! Just click here and you'll find the template and challenge info there.

Monday, January 10, 2011

It's Back!!!

Another round of SPEED SCRAP anyone? It's always a fun challenge and you'll finish a layout too!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Thank you... and some new yummies!

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments on my template! I was a little intimadated to post it because I didn't know if anyone would want to use it... but it seems many liked it and I appreicate the feedback. Gives me the confidence to make more in the future, you know? I would LOOOVE to see what you do with it, so if you do create a masterpiece, please send me a link!

And now for some more new layouts! Please click on layouts for credits.

I'm finally getting around to scrapping Christmas day! Isla had a blast ripping open the gifts, and she has brought back the excitement to Christmas day again! Template by ITM Designs.

This next one is a fun layout. I'll admit I saw these cute little fruit elements from Kitchy Digitals and needed to play with them! :)

I was inspired by Jennifer H. when created this layout. I love the clean and simple look to this page and the Calendar Masks by Carina Gardiner make this super easy! I plan to make one for each month to separate the layouts in my next album.

This last one is of my daughter on Christmas day. She just looks so sweet and innocent, I had to scrap it. I used Karen Funk's Remember When flower multiple times to create a heart embellishment!

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year FREEBIE!

So here it is, my very first blog freebie [insert applause]! I've never made a template before so it was VERY exciting to finally finish one! I've always wanted to give something away as a thank you to all my wonderful digi friends who have made this hobby (who am I kidding? OBSESSION) even better!

Here are two layouts I created from the template. Papers and elements from Karen Funk's fabulous new kit Butterfly Kisses!

The next one I used Sara Schmutz' Just About Me DHD freebie!

And here is the template! Download it here

 I hope you find it useful!

Happy New Year!