Nov 7, 2011

Super Secret Surprise Revealed!!!

Surprise! See over there --->

On the right where I list my creative teams?  There's a new blinkie there!  For the month of October, I was part of a super team of ladies working to create the sample layouts for the 2012 Log Your Memory Challenge book, and today we get to spill the beans on our involvement.

I have been a part of LYM for the past year, and discovered the Logbook, challenges, and sight in about July 2009.  I can't even remember how I found my way to the website, but I loved the idea of capturing real, everyday moments.  That's ultimately why I remember the everyday!

I can't reveal the pages I made for the Logbook yet, but I do have a page I made for next week's challenge (Week 46).  I won't mention that I scrambled to put it together Saturday night, thinking I was late posting it as they are due on Thursdays, only to find that week 46 is NEXT week, not this week.  Not sure how I pulled that off, since the calendar I write all my scrap deadlines in was published by LYM and has the weeks number.  But in the end it worked out! I was ahead of schedule this week, and get to share a page with this fantastic announcement!
Kit: Snapshots by Karen Lewis
Stamped Alpha: Block Stamp Alpha by Geek Chic Scraps
Template: Just Journaling Vol 2 by Jen C Designs

If you have been thinking about joining in on the LYM challenges next year, or using a Logbook to record your everyday memories and activities, now is the perfect time to pick one up, with a special 15% off discount! This discount expires 11/14, so use the code while it's still good!

Purchase your 2012 Memory Logbook products NOW for the lowest prices of this holiday season!
Image is linked to the LYM shop

Kick It!

Ok, I've just earned a big ol' FAIL on my blog...I set this post up Thursday, and then forgot to post it! So here's a little bit about Isabel's release from last weekend...a few days later than intended!

Crisdam Designs has a new kit today called Kick It.  I used to play soccer as a kid and this kit brought me right back to those days. I decided to leave myself out of the picture (literally and figurativly) for this page and focus instead on my soccer playing dog.

She would rather chase the soccer ball than a tennis ball and has "loved" this one so long that it can't hold air anymore. But if she can find someone to kick the ball for her, she is in heaven. It's funny, I had never seen a dog do this until shortly before we picked Stella out. There was a dog who lived with Stella's mom that did the same thing...this dog would actually drop the ball repeatedly at your feet until you played with her.  Still makes me think of that dog whenever I watch our Stella nose the ball around by herself.

No more new releases for my designers this weekend, BUT I have some shopping to do! I have wish lists set up at all my favorite shops, but still have to whittle them down to a manageable amount (both $$-wise and time-wise) because time and money are valuable resources! Maybe I'll come back and show off my purchases later...whenever I'm able to make up my mind!

Nov 3, 2011

DSD Man Oh Man!

I love everything about DSD (Digi Scrapbooking Day)! From the games, to the sales, to the freebies and bloghops, there is so much going on this weekend!

Danyale's new goodies released today. She has 2 new items in her shop at TDC, a revamp of Imperfectly Neutral, and a gorgeous full kit, Hope Chest.
Hope Chest Kit

Here's a preview of Hope Chest, which I haven't had time to play with yet, but I am drooling over. I have some great ideas for this one if I can find the time!
ImPerfectly Neutral Grab Bag

This grab bag is a great addition to your scrap stash. I know there are times I look for a basic, neutral, go with anything alpha, and often find myself using these.  The addition of papers and paper flowers makes this a great go to pack.
I used only bits from Imperfectly Neutral to make this page because I wanted to show that using only neutrals on a page can really make the photos stand out. These are my little creatures and the neighbors just a few days ago on Halloween. It's almost like we coordinated to all wear red and black!

I'll be back tomorrow with the goodies that Isabel (Crisdam Designs) has coming out for this DSD weekend.  

Oct 3, 2011


I said Halloween was in the air, didn't I?!

Crisdam Designs has started up the Flashback Tuesday specials again, which means each Tuesday, she'll have an oldie but goodie on sale.

This week, her Halloween kit "Boo!" is up.  I had to go back a couple years to find pics that would work (mostly because my picture stash is all over the place and I can't remember where I've saved the pics for the years in between 2006 and last year), but it was a great trip down memory lane for me!

More Glamour-Week and Ookie Spookie

I found some more scrap time this week and used it as a chance to continue to play with Danyale's releases from last week.  You can see the page I made last week, as well as the kit previews in my post from last Thursday. 

This is the idea I had for Ookie Spookie that I didn't have time to put together last week. I love how the green worked perfectly with John's costume, and that photo that didn't quite turn out blended well with the background and helped tie in the wordart.

The next page had me revisiting Glamour-Ween to put together a page of my neighbor's daughter and mom. I thought this was fun, since her mom lives out of state and isn't here very often.  She was here for this particular Halloween though (and happens to be on her way here right now)!

I'll be back later today with another page I made to show off one of Isabel's (Crisdam Designs) kits. Halloween is definitely in the air!

Sep 29, 2011

Glamour-Ween and Ookie Spookie!

Danyale has 2 - count 'em 2! -- new releases today. I have only had a chance to play with one, but it was so much fun and I can't wait to get my hands on the other.

The one I haven't played with is called Ookie Spookie and is full of fun Halloween elements:
Image is linked to the item in the store.
Isn't that so cute?  I have some cute pics of Maggie dressed for Halloween that I can see scrapping with this (if I get them scanned) and John's dino costume from last Halloween would look super cute with the green, black and kraft color scheme.  In fact, I may just put that on my to-do list for tomorrow, after all my work is finished!  There is also some super cute word art to match this kit.

The kit I did get to play with is called Glamour-ween.
Image is linked to the item in the store.

Danyale created this with a more grown-up, glam feel and it absolutely makes me want to dress up this year! In fact, that's what my page is about.  For the first time in a while, I feel like dressing up with my kids for Halloween.  Now, if only I could convince my husband to dress up too, we could do something cute and matching, like S'mores or the suits in a deck of cards.
Image is linked to gallery
We'll see if I can find scrapping time tomorrow to play with Ookie Spookie, as much as I want to.  I was derailed in my productivity today by some delicious brownies, and I may spend all day eating them...

Sep 22, 2011

Autumn Walk and Autumn Nights

I need to work on blogging more regularly! If I was thinking about it, I would pre-load a blog post when I go post my pages for my designers. But that would make a little too much sense, now wouldn't it!

Danyale (Etc by Danyale) has a new kit out today, and one that came out last week that I missed.  First, this week's kit, Autumn Walk.

I've been in a bit of a scrapping slump.  I don't know whether it was because I was focused on designing so much this summer, or the change to our school schedule, or whether it was something entirely unrelated, but I have had a hard time sitting down to scrap.  Then this kit came along.
Also uses Gimme Layers Lite Vol 7 by Cluster Queen Creations (template), and an action by Pioneer Woman on the photos...can't remember which one though.  Sorry!
I sat down and cranked out "Read to Me" pretty quickly, and knew I wanted to make Tree Hugger the same night, but couldn't stay up any longer to finish it. Tree Hugger was the first thing I did when I sat down at the computer the next day.

Last week's kit, Autumn Nights, also helped me get out of my slump.
I fell in love with this kit as soon as Danyale started posting her progress on it. But when it came out I was in the middle of my slump and just couldn't think of anything to make with anything!  I should have tried working with it then...I might have come out of my low point faster.  But when I finally did sit down to play with it, WOW!
It gave me the chance to play with this photo from a year ago.  One year ago, we were in the middle of our move from Wyoming to Colorado, and this photo is John playing in our empty house, waiting for the movers to bring all our furniture.  I used an action by Pioneer Woman on the photo (maybe Seventies?...I don't remember), and also used the word art that matches the kit. I hope to have a chance to play with this kit a little more, as there are some great papers in there that I didn't get to use (or use much of!).

Here's hoping I can get to blogging more often this Fall!