Thursday, October 30, 2008


I love this little mini-kit called "Buddies: Parker" from Duchess Designs at GDWI. Even though pink is one of my favorite colors (and Grace's), I do get tired of doing SO many pink layouts. When I saw this kit, I knew that even though blue dominates, I could use it. I hope you like what I did with it!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Christmas Cuties

I made this layout using a new kit from eNKay Design...coming soon (how exciting to say that! LOL) at She has a grab bag there that has this Christmas kit in it, along with an alpha, a tattered and torn paper pack and some cool doodled (and some water colored) frames. There is a ton of stuff in that grab bag!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Figured out those templates!

Thanks for helping me get these things on 4Shared! I hope you enjoy them! When using, I would love it if you could credit Aimee aka Scraftygirl @! Thanks!
Download Pumpkin Farm Template
Download Pumpkin Patch Template
The password for both of these is: pumpkins!


I love this kit (called Aquilegia) from eNKay Design. I thought it was perfect for these photos of my parents with my daughter. She has a ton more elements included in this kit. I can't wait to use it again!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Butterfly Love

These 2 layouts were made using an awesome new kit from eNKay Design called Butterfly Love. This is a perfect kit for my baby, who thinks she is a Fairy Princess. The colors are fun and the elements are awesome. You should check it out!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Templates and Princesses!

No, the 2 have nothing to do with the other, but this post has something about each of them.

First, my little faerie princess....I just love these photos of her. They totally catch her personality and who she is right now. I used Julie Marie Designs to showcase the photos (taken by Brandon Burkhardt). The kit is "Princess Hearts." The alpha on Princess Grace is also hers, aptly named Puffy White Alpha.Credits:
Princess Hearts; Puffy White Alpha

Okay - so templates...I am venturing into making templates. Thanks to AmyU at GDWI for putting the idea into my head! I have made a template for 2 of my layouts, Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Farm - in the post below. I am trying to figure out how to get them onto 4Shared and then how to get the link here....any hints or tips? Let me know and I'll get them posted (did I ever mention I suck at all things computer related!?)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Pumpkin Farm

These were made using the Country Pumpkin kit by Julie Marie Designs. I LOVE this kit and can't wait to use it a few more times. The glitter is so much fun - I love how it spices up these fall colors.

Oh, and isn't my little pumpkin so stinkin' cute?? :)

My Little Star

This past weekend, Grace did a little ballet performance at a local carnival. She shone brightly as always - and didn't experience stage fright at all. I took a gazillion photos (okay, only about 60ish in 2 minutes!), so I wanted to get them done for her album.
I used the Lil' Prima Kit by Duchess Designs available at GDWI. The sparkly frame is from Shimmer and Sparkle by Theresa Hernandez. Side one is a template designed by Kellie Puddy at CLD. My first template to use. I love it!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Great Granny

Julie Marie Designs has a great kit called Victorian Rose. I recently found this photo and discovered it wasn't in Grace's album, so I thought this would be a great way to showcase it. We don't live near my grandma, so this is one of only a few photos I have with her and Grace together.

Credits: Victorian Rose Kit from Julie Marie Designs; Worn Faded Neutrals also from Julie Marie Designs.

Visiting with Friends

This weekend, I was able to catch up with my old friend (and ex-roommate) who now lives in MO. Not counting my dad's funeral (which was a blur), I haven't seen her since her oldest was about 6 months old (about 4.5 years ago). I had a great time catching up with her - and it was so surreal watching our kids play together. Of course, I had to scrapbook this right away!I think that I am going to make a template from side one of this. I really like the way it turned out. I saw a similarly composed layout in SBC, but. unfortunately, I can't find that issue to let you guys know what inspired me.


Pink Paper Pack from Valarie Ostrom
Black Paper and ribbon from Kystal Hartley's kit called "Crush."
Clear Flower is from Bluedream Design, "It's a Girl Thing."
Pink Lace is from Christie Lemmon's "Shabby Summer" Kit.
The inked-edge overlay on the photo is from LivEDesigns, "First Love."
The inked-edge overlay on the title block is from Nancy Wilkins of Scrappy Cat Designs

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Little Masterpiece

This is made using a great kit from eNKay Design called Orangeberry. The journalling reads:
"Grace, you are such a girly, little girl. You love everything from nail polish and glitter to eye shadow and lip stick. When you disappear, I can almost always find you in my closet, putting on my highest heels, or in my bathroom with my makeup. It came as no surprise to me, when i walked in on you covering yourself with my lipstick. All I could think was, “How cute are you?” I love your crazy hair in these photos and how they capture your big brown eyes. Every time I look at you, I see my greatest masterpiece."

All products are from eNKay Design, and

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I haven't ever used a template before, but when AmyU at GDWI it designed a template from my layout "Fireworks," I decided that I need to at least try that one. It was quick and easy to put this layout together. If you would like information on how to get this template, please e-mail me or leave a comment here!
Paper from Julie Marie Scraps, Autumn Spice, available at Faith Sisters.
Elements from Valarie Ostrom Desgins, Forever and Always, available at CLD.
Title Alpha from eNKay Design, Tall Dude Red, available at at, and

Speaking of has been suggested that I make templates out of some of my layouts. If you guys are interested in having them, let me know. I think it would be fun to do, but want to make sure there is intrest for them!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I got this great new kit from Julie Marie Designs called Autumn Spice. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do with it, but I knew that I would be able to use it a lot. I love the colors, all the elements, everything about it! As I was going through some photos, I saw these pictures of my dad and my nephew. For those of you who don't know, I am slowly writing a book about my wonderful dad and his journey through life. Throughout the book, I am hoping to mix in layouts of him and his grandkids. Since they were all so young (and some unborn) when my dad died, I want something for them to remember the love he gave to them.

Anyway, I totally was inspired by the concept of using this kit with these photos!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Prima Ballerina

Grace had a little mini-recital at the Fire Fest on Saturday, so that totally got me in the mood to get these photos into a layout for her book. I found this great kit, called "Lil Prima" by Duchess Designs at GDWI. It is perfect for the little ballerina photos, though I know I can use it on so many more layouts. The little stitched circles come from a freebie kit by Jen*uine Artistry.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Diggin' The Dinos!

Grace LOVES dinos at the moment, so it should come as no surprise that I am using this Dino Roar kit - again! This kit is a little more busy than I am used to, but I was having a great time in PSE6 learning some new techniques! all of the papers and elements are from the Dino Roar kit, but I used a couple of inking templates and an edging template. Now, all I need to do is find a paper-tearing template that I can work (I have one I can't figure out).

Credits -
Dino Roar by Paula Phillips Designs, available at Get Digi With It
Ink It Up 2 by Duchess Designs, available at Get Digi With It
Scallop Edges by Hummie

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Beautyfall by eNKay Design

I was invited to be a guest Creative Team member for eNKay Design for the month of October. I am so thrilled that the designer, Nathalie, asked me! For my first project, I chose her new kit, Beautyfall. I love the colors and the elements are awesome!

These photos are from last year's trip to the pumpkin patch. This kit totally got me in the mood for fall and Halloween. I know that I will be using quite a bit as this season progresses!

I hope that you all check out her blog! She has a ton of great things available!

Credits: Beautifal by eNKay Design at, and