Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A layout done by my hubby!

My husband did this a couple nights ago. No, seriously! He did! He picked up my newest copy of Digital Scrapbooking magazine, found a technique he wanted to figure out, and he did it! I was quite impressed! :)

(Credits: Paper from He's got Personality by Michelle Underwood. Dinosaur from Dinoland by Brittney Ferguson. Algerian font.)

One of the other CT members on Brittney Ferguson's team, Phreyfall, is giving out a free quickpage she made from the Hope Chest kit! Go snag it now!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Freebie: Edge of Reason kit!

As promised, here is my first kit for download! Special thanks to the people who helped me to figure out how to zip a file. Wow. WAY too easy! Seriously. Just click a button. I overcomplicated everything! I had to get up at 5:00am to do this uninterrupted by my little ones, I think THAT was the true reason for the holdup. I CAN'T FOCUS! lol!

While this kit is for personal use, it is also S4H/S4O friendly! ;) I know TOUs can be confusing, so I will clarify this point: S4H does not = Commerical use! Any questions on this, please e-mail me:

Enjoy! And I'd LOVE to see some LOs! (You will be rewarded! Add-ons!)

Please note that there are 3 separate links! :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Baby announcements

I've been working on my Scrap-for-hire website the past few days. I know I promised that freebie kit a week ago! SORRY!!! I need to figure out how to zip the files. (Any help?!?) I'm not very computer savvy, but I'm discovering that most things are not as tricky as I make them out to be! I will try to get to that ASAP.

Here are two birth announcement samples that I designed a few days ago:(Credits: Photo taken by me! The parents and baby named here are ficticious! Ribbon from Dreaming of Spring by Michelle Underwood. White paper from Beautimous by Summer Driggs. Brown/pink paper by Share Joy - yes, me! Edwardian and Eurostile fonts.)
(Credits: Photos taken by my little sis, Anna! Ribbon from Boy oh Boy by Summer Driggs . Edwardian and Eurostile fonts.)

By the way, if you have not checked out Summer Driggs' digital scrapbooking kits, you really ought to! I love her work, and all of her kits are free. I like them so much that I purchased a commercial use license from her!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

I'm working on a freebie kit! :)

Check back in a few days, I'm finishing up my first kit! :) I'm so excited about it!!!
Here's a preview!And a layout:

(Edge 0f Reason kit by Share Joy. Vladimir Script, Weltron Urban fonts)

Friday, May 16, 2008

A link for military couples and LOs

Good morning (or afternoon or evening, whatever it might be for you)! First off, another CT layout for Brittney Ferguson! I LOVE the way this one turned out! I have to laugh everytime I look at it!!! Brittney Ferguson's John from the Star Collection kit. Kunstler script font.

Someone sent me a link of resources designed with military spouses/couples in mind. 50 best relationship resources and sites for military couples There are a couple articles in particular that caught my attention because they are different from the norm, for example, "How to Inform Your Spouse that You do not Want to Attend a Military Heart Link Class" (lol!) and "My Married yet Strangely Single Life as an Army Wife" (not so lol...)

Military life is so complicated sometimes... Which leads me on to another layout I put together last night. This photo was taken at the "hotel" at our new base when we were in the process of moving this past December:

Michelle Underwood's Rush kit. Roladex card from Michelle Underwood's Chase kit. Georgia and Weltron Urban font.

Text reads: The move from Aviano to Ramstein seemed to drag on and on. We were without a place to call our own for two months. With these three litle ones, it was even harder. They didn't have their own space, their own toys, their own consistent schedule... Yet, they didn't care! They were happy! They had Mama, Daddy, and each other, and that was all they seemed to need.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Another "My Buddy" layout

I finished another layout for Xandra Martin using her My Buddy kit. I love it! :)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Brittney Ferguson CT member!

I'm now a member of Brittney Ferguson's Creative Team!!!
I got to work with one of her newest kits: Grunge Around. I loved working with the torn paper edges!!! I really liked the circle theme too.
("Grunge Around" kit by Brittney Ferguson)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

My Buddy kit LO

Here's a layout I did using Xandra Martin Designs' "My Buddy" kit which was recently added to the Pretty Scrappy shop! It's super cute, great for boys!
(Fonts: Felix titling, Eurostile, Weltron Urban, Edwardian Script, Impact. Created in Digital Image Pro.)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New pages and my morning rantings

This morning as I attempted to put in an Elmo video (yes, a real VHS one, there are still a few lurking in our house!), I discovered that my VCR would not eject the tape already inside. I peeked inside and found a matchbox car perched atop the casette that was firmly in place.
All my neighbors heard it: "WHO PUT A CAR IN THE VCR?!?"
Adding to the huge list of titles that all mothers hold: Professional Electronic Toy Extractors... and today I earned my license to practice.

And now for some new layouts!
My zany family...This was a blast to scrap! I'm amazed at how many people I was able to display on one page without it feeling too crunched together!

(Cheer me up kit by Michelle Underwood, Juice ITC font)

I rarely get to use girly colors since I have all these little boys running around and they are the subject of so many of my layouts, so I was excited at how this layout turned out!
We had fun this last week-end. It was so nice outside, we had to take a trip to the zoo!!! Here I am with my oldest son:
(CT call kit freebie from Brittney Ferguson, Eurostile and Rage Italic fonts)

My DH recently made an ABC book for our boys. He did the WHOLE book himself!!!
(Kit & elements by LaWanna DesJardin, Weltron Urban font)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Xandra Martin CT member!!! :)

I just found out I was selected to be a member of Xandra Martin's Creative Team!!! :) I'm so pumped! Now if only I can figure out how to upload my super cool blinkie in the spot where I want it...
Xandra CT blinkie
Here's the link for Xandra Martin's Designs:
Xandra's blinkie

Blog Credits

Special thanks to Michelle Underwood and Atomic Cupcake.