Sunday, September 29, 2013

Minnesota 4H State Horse Show (a framed print)

My niece took part in the Minnesota 4H state horse show a couple of weeks ago and I got to watch her compete. It was awesome. She worked so hard to get to this point. I was so impressed with her hard work and dedication! She's one great kid!

When I got home after the event and looked at the photos I'd taken, I saw some adorable ones of Rach and her horse Jack. I decided I really wanted to create a page for her to hang on her wall to commemorate her accomplishments. I surprised her with it when she was at our house this weekend. She loved it! It's fun to give just-because gifts!


Burlap Essentials Paper Pack by Katie Pertiet
Collaged Edges Paper by Jessica Sprague

Chalkboard Birthday Invitation

My daughter is going to be celebrating her birthday with her friends this coming weekend. We're kinda of last minute on this event and tomorrow she's giving invitations to her friends. (Yup, the party is Friday and she's giving out invitations on Monday so we really are pushing it! I know!) So, with time being a bit of an issue, when I woke up this morning I put together an 5x7 invitation that I've sent off to print at Costco. I decided to go with the ever popular chalkboard style. She's excited about her invite so I guess I did OK!

Made of Awesome paper pack (chalkboard paper) by Gennifer Bursett
Chalkboard Elements by Sweet Caroline Studio

Monday, September 23, 2013

Digi Project Life | Week37

Big week for us this week ... we celebrated my darling daughter's 14th birthday ... IOS7 came out (we were all thrilled about that) ... my daughter ordered new contacts which helped her get rid of terrible headaches ... we scheduled my son to have his impacted wisdom teeth extracted ... and my son got a new video game which made him extremely happy but caused me emotional turmoil to say yes he could get it.

It was a good week for everyone!

I used Mye De Leon's Dandelion Wishes kit for this week's pages. I loved the colors! They are bright, but still perfect for fall-ish photos!


Dandelion Wishes digital kit  & journal cards by Mye De Leon

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Super Love This Girl!

My daughter is an 8th grader now. That leads me to the question ... How in the world did that happen?!


Very Krafty Mixed Bag papers by Splendid Fiins
January Card Kit (Super Love This arrow) by Splendid Fiins
@ The Office Sticky Notes by Splendid Fiins
Teen Add On (bird sticker) by Splendid Fiins
Office Border Bits by Splendid Fiins
Flea Market brads by Splendid Fiins
Collage Overlay by Nancie Rowe Janitz
Notebook Paper Masks by Katie Pertiet
Notebook Paper by Katie Pertiet
Spatters vol. 1 by LivE Designs
Life is Beautiful (Life wordart) by Julia Makotinsky
Medium Scuff by Jessica Sprague

8x8 Photo Book - Family Memories | Summer 2013

What's a gal to do when she gets a coupon for a free photobook and she's only got a couple of days before the coupon expires? Why throw together an album of course!

A friend offered me coupon for a free Shutterfly book this week so I decided I'd put together an album of some of our favorite summer memories. The coupon expires today so I had to get moving! I really like theme albums to coordinate so I decided to use a template/style from Splendid Fiins throughout the pages. Since it's a book of random, fun summer memories I decided to stick with Splendid Fiins product for the entire album since her stuff is just so darn much fun!  I'd love to share my album with you!

Now I just need to wait to get the book back! I hate waiting by the way! I know. Patience! (NOTE ... all credits list at the end of this post.)

ANOTHER NOTE ... I just hit "Order" on my Shutterfly book. Apparently I didn't read the fine print. When my billing address matched a billing address I've used before on another Shutterfly account (my home address), I was told me I was not eligible to use the coupon. Darn! Oh well ... now I really like this book and I want it so I'm ordering it anyway!

Click here to see be linked to my book at Shutterfly!

Credits for book:
Splendid Fiins @ The Lillypad:
Very Krafty the Neutrals paper pack
Life in a Nutshell Album Templates
A Little Birdie Told Me Journal Cards
Camera Love Journal Cards
Framed the Miniatures
When Skies Are Grey Journal Cards Vol. 1
Wishes & Whimsy Collab)

Font: Karla Dudley Statuesque Bold (Pixels & Co.)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cute as a Bug! ... A Digi Morph at Pixels & Co.

What fun! I took part in a digi morph at Pixels & Co. What's a digi morph you ask? Well, did you ever play telephone when you were a kid? You know the game. One kid whispers something to the kid sitting next to them who whispers the same/similar thing to the person next to them and so on. In the end you see how similar/dissimilar the saying is at the end of the line. Well, that's the concept of a digi morph. 

We had three teams. The first person on each team was shown the same layout, from there they find some inspiration from the page and scrap lift  it (using whatever struck them - color, design, patterns ... anything!). After they finished their layout they passed it on to the next person in line and so on. A digi morph is born! It's fun to see the transformation at the end!

Today was the big reveal. What fun! Want to try a digi morph? Keep an eye out in the Pixels & Co. forums; I'm sure we'll be doing another one!! I'm going to share with you my page (I was early on in the digi morph process) and give you a link here to see the "big reveal" so you can see the results/progression of the digi morph.

About a Boy by Mye De Leon
Painted Edges by Karla Dudley
Leathers - Similes by Gennifer Bursett
Toolbox Mists v. 7 by Gennifer Bursett

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Did I tell you? I've joined Splendid Fiins' creative team!

Did I tell you? I've joined Splendid Fiins' creative team! I've been in love with her designs F*O*R*E*V*E*R! I've enjoyed using her digi designs to create fun pages for such a long time! You can find her at The Lillypad

If you want to check it out, here's the post on the Splendid Fiins blog announcing her team. FYI, the other talented gals I get to work with on the CT are:

Jenny B.
Denise Beatty
Tori DeLaigle
Bethany Draper
Kimberlee Gerstmann
Heather Joyce
Nicole LeBlanc
Sierra McClain
Rebecca Morfeld
Lauren Murphy
Jen Papadimitriou
KerriAnne Phelps
Jenna Robertson
Ellie Schouten
Danica Staples
Marla Thrall
Kirsten Williamson
Amanda Yi

I've shared a number of recent pages using her designs in the last couple of weeks, but just because I'm so excited about this, I thought I'd share with you a few pages I created using her designs over the past few years.

OK, that's enough. I don't want to overwhelm you! There's lots more but I'll stop. LOL!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Digi Project Life | Week 37

Ahhh ... time is just flying by!

My husband was traveling for work this week so I was able to include some beautiful photos from London. it's kind of a nice change of pace from local photos!

For this page I used all product from Splendid Fiins! I really love her designs!

(all product from Splendid Fiins at The Lillypad):
The August Card Kit by Splendid Fiins
@ The Office Supplies by Splendid Fiins

Friday, September 13, 2013

A City Girl At Heart - Traveling to Munich, Germany

Hmm ... it's Friday night. The hubby is on his way home from a business trip, my son is gaming online with his friends and my daughter and I went jeans shopping and I bought her a couple pairs of jeans and then she and I settled in to watch some TV together. TV time means that I scrap and watch TV (if I don't, it's guaranteed that I'll fall asleep and not see the show!). Well, now I just finished up a page! I just looked across the room and my daughter is sound asleep in the chair. I guess maybe she should have had a laptop out too! I guess the first full week of school has tuckered her out!

Anyway ... I love this photo I took of my daughter when we were on vacation in Munich this past June! It needed to take center stage on this page!

Onto a scrappy topic ... Gennifer Bursett just released a gorgeous new "Indian Summer" kit at Pixels & Co. It's a great kit with beautiful soft colors and some great wood-styled papers. I immediately thought it would be good for this photo/memory!

Full Credits (all Pixels & Co.):
Indian Summer by Gennifer Bursett
Altered Ledgers papers by Creashens
Let's Go elements pack by Ardent Sparrow
Going Places collab by Ardent Sparrow and One Little Bird

In Memory of Finn ...

In loving memory of my sweet niece-dog Finn, who went to doggy heaven yesterday.

Hug your sweet pups today!


Photobooth by Paislee Press
Toolbox Mists v. 7 by Gennifer Bursett
(charm) Gracie by Shabby Princess

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Father Son Golf Tourney

One more page tonight using a whole bunch of this and that from various kits. A lot of times I'm a kit scrapper, but sometimes not so much! It's fun to change it up sometimes.


This & That Charming kit by Echo Park Hybrid
(camera) Everyday Eclectic by Echo Park Hybrid
Bare Necessities Tapes 1 by Creashens
Flea Market Brads by Splendid Fiins
Shabby Antique Overlays by Jodie Lee
Artistic Photo Frames by Jodie Lee
(picture perfect) Ashbee by Karla Dudley
Messy Date Stamps v. 2 by Michelle Coleman
Instaframes by Audacious Designs
(staples) Clear Essentials by Karla Dudley

We're Going to the Minnesota State Fair

Here I am again with another two page layout. This one is for our trip to the Minnesota State Fair. We had such a fun time! When we do bigger events - like the State Fair - I just can't bring myself to pare my photos down to fit a one page layout. There's too much I want to remember.

FYI, I created one more page already for the State Fair. That page included photos of my daughter and my niece on the Crazy Mouse rollercoaster. I created that page as a sample for a digi scrap challenge next month at Pixels and Co. so I'm going to wait to share that until the challenge comes out on October 1st.

Credits (Pixels & Co.)
Project Life 365 Templates by Wild Blueberry Ink
The Good Life papers by Scotty Girl Design

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Labor Day @ Cedar Point | Splendid Fiins Super Comic Panels

Splendid Fiins just re-released her amazing Super Comic Panels at The Lillypad today. I love these comic panels ... they're just so fun. I've used them on a couple of layouts that I'm going to share with you today.

The first is a two page spread from our Labor Day weekend up north a couple weeks ago. The second, I created a couple months ago to document some silliness between my hubby and my daughter. Just thought I'd share ...

Labor Day Credits:

Super Comic Panel 12x12 Layouts; Very Krafty Neutrals paper pack; Eclectic Mix Paper Pack; Mixed Bag Epoxy Stickers; Sew Crafty Messy Stitches Vol. 1; Brilliant the Labels; Evidence Polaroid Frames by Splendid Fiins
Statuesque Bold font by Karla Dudley

Super Dad Credits:

Elements Set 1 by Splendid Fiins
Super Pop by Design by Dani

A couple pages ... Highlights of Summer & Gone Shopping!

I've got a couple of pages to share with you today ...

I made this Highlights of Summer page using all product available at Pixels & Co.
I saw this template from Audacious Designs in the shop and thought this was a perfect way to note some of the highlights of our summer. Of course I've got individual scrapbook pages for these events as well, but it's fun to see them all put together so we can remember that we really did do a lot this summer and we had a great time!


Summer Manifesto Template by Audacious Designs
Lemon Squeezy kit by Creashens
Mod Pop Labels by Robyn Meierotto
Statuesque font by Karla Dudley

This was a just for fun page. We were up north a couple of weeks ago and my mother-in-law and I took my daughter and one of my nieces shopping. It was a lot of fun - and very productive! Girls ... I certainly would not be spending this much time at the mall with my son. He finds the whole concept of shopping completely painful!


StudioDD Layered Works No 210
Paris Girl by Carta Bella
Jessica Sprague Scuff Overlay