Sunday, September 28, 2008

Forever and Always

I just snagged this kit from Valarie Ostrom Designs - and I LOVE it. It is called Forever and Always. I absolutely can't wait to do more with it. This kit is filled with so much stuff...including 3 entire sets of alphas (upper, lower and numbers!). Of course, I will have to design something to go on the other side of this layout, so check back soon! This horrible picture of me bawling will probably be on the facing page! I need to play with this photo, but I am crying like a baby because my baby was having a hard time going into her classroom. She said, "You're LEAVING me???" Her tone of voice just broke my heart; it was so incredulous. By the way, thanks a lot Jen for catching this rotten photo! I want Grace to later know that day was harder for me than it was for her! hahaha

Dinoland with Dino Roar!

At Get Digi With It, there is a rockin' kit called Dino Roar. When I was selecting my kits for this month, I knew that I HAD to have it! Not only does Grace love dinosaurs, but there is also a new dinosaur exhibit at a local park! I love the color swatch the designer, Paula Phillips used...and even though I am not usually a cutesy-element type of person, I found the dinosaurs she designed to be very fun. Not to mention my favorite critic (Grace) loves them!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Julie Marie Designs

I am now creating for Julie Marie Designs, too! I can't believe how quickly all of this happened. Here is a new layout from one of her kits called Lion Safari. I love her work!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Valarie Ostrom Designs

I am so blessed! I was invited to be on Valarie Ostrom's Creative Team!! She wrote me the sweetest e-mail --- and I can't wait to get to know her better in the upcoming months. She has some great kits available and I am itchin' to get my fingers on one so I can start playing. You can check out her blog to see more about her. Her Creative Team also has a collective blog, so you will see me post from time to time there, also.

Thanks, Valarie! I am excited so work with you.

Friday, September 19, 2008


I have long loved this photo of my daughter. When I saw the La Luna kit from Boyerville Scraps, I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it first! (I'm sure I'll use it again and again!). The colors are what grabbed my attention first. When I saw all the stars in the embellishment folder, I knew this kit was rockin' - I am a huge fan of stars! Those of you who have seen my paper scrapbooks, know this to be true! I think I have several containers of nothing but stars!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Boyerville Scraps

Andrea Boyer of Boyerville Scraps has invited me to join her creative team! I am so excited to be working with such great talent. I couldn't wait to share the news! As soon as all the details are worked out, you will begin to see some layouts used with her goodies. You can see some of her digital magic at Faith Sisters.

Thanks, Andrea!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Grace's Smile

I love this photo of Grace and even though I have already put it in her album once, I had to do another page about her!Credits: The papers came from Candy Coated Love by JannyLynn. The photo corner came from a frame out of an add on kit called Just Me by Marianne Wåhlberg Designs. The swirls were from Shazzbutt's blog (I covered and textured to match my LO). It was inspired by this layout.

Because I am so weird - I HAVE to have all of my layouts "match" the facing page in my printed albums. So, all day long this LO has been bothering me because it was only 1 side! So, I made another side (of course!).

Monday, September 15, 2008


I made another one from that challenge. I really like it for some reason!

The first side was made in response to a Scraplifting challenge at Get Digi With It. You can see the details here. Thanks for the inspiration, Heather!Credits: Everything but the alpha and the circle came from Daintree Summer by eNkay Designs.

The Alpha is a freebie from Sentimental Style (Autumn Treasures).

The circle on side 2 around the initials came from Lindsey Jane Designs (Wild Glitter - It is supposed to be orange glitter; I changed it to brown cardstock to match the LO).


These photos are from the weekend of Grace's birthday party. I love that my daughter has cousins close to her in age - but it breaks my heart that they live so FAR away!
The first side was made in response to a Scraplifting challenge at Get Digi With It. You can see the details here. Thanks for the inspiration, Heather!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I made this layout with a freebie kit from Sassy Scraps Designs called Freedom Days. The alpha is Clear Alpha from Designs by Nikki (also a freebie!).

2 More New LOs

I am loving these 2 kits from Get Digi With It. I can see me using and abusing them far into my scrapping future! :)

Grace Evelyn is made using 2 of the 3 Hot Mama kits. I gotta get the 3rd one! LOL

She's a (Pre) School Girl was made using Berry-Licious.

Click on the links - aren't those SO yummy??

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dancing Diva

My newest layout made from a couple of fabulous kits from Get Digi With It. The papers are from Berry-Licious and the embellishments are from Hot Mama. I LOVE these kits and can't wait to make some more things with them. The flocked alpha is from Christina Renee at I added the rhinestones to the alpha from the Hot Mama kit.
I am back from vacation, so I should be uploading more and more layouts from our vacation, Grace's first day of school, etc in the next few days! Please come back!