Saturday, 6 October 2012

September in My World -- Freebie Alert!!

September was insane and I'm afraid I over extended myself just a little!  Not only was it a crazy month at work, but I was also guesting on the Scrap Takout CT and helping a few designers turn their PNG file templates into .PAGE files.  I'm glad things are starting to settle into a routine!

In exciting news I was invited to join Fran B Design's CT and I have had a blast so far!!  I was having some problems with one of her kits, where I just couldn't find a picture to go with it, so instead I made some wordart and Fran said I can give it to you as a Freebie!  Check out the bottom of this post for the link!

Without further adieu here are some of the things I have been working on this past month:

Kit -- Dipsy Doodle by Dancing Princess Designs
Template -- Something Sweet by Rainy Day Designs
Font -- Grenouille
Kit -- Cute Spooks by Fran B Designs
Template -- Something Sweet by Rainy Day Designs
Font -- Grandpa's Farm
Kit -- Head of the Class by Scrap Take Out
School Days Border Template -- Precepts and Promises
Font -- Action Man
Kit-- Spaced by Fran B Designs
Template -- Template Pack 10 by Precepts and Promises   
Font -- Star Jedi & Eurofrance
Kit -- aTween by Jen Yurko  
Template -- Colour Me Pretty Set 3 by Dagi's Tempatations
Fonts -- SBC Love Mom & Cheri 

Kit -- I Am Me by Fran B Designs  
Template -- This & That v2 by Fran B Designs
Font -- Grenouille
Kit -- Puddle Jumpers by Cornelia Designs
Border -- Bordering on Awesome by Joyful Heart Designs  
Font -- Holiday Leftovers, Font on a Grain & Hiccups
Kit -- Spacey by Fran B Designs 
Alphas -- Alpha Mania by Fran B Designs
Template -- To The Point Templates by Fran B Designs 
Font -- Champagne & Limousines
Kit -- Crisp Days by Fran B Designs and Dandilion Dust Designs
Template -- Template Pack 1 by Precepts and Promises
Font -- Kraash Black
Kit -- Moody Boys by Jenn Yurko
Template -- Something Sweet by Rainy Day Designs
Font -- College Scribble and Idolwild
Kit -- Like a Love Song by Cornelia Designs with Frame Me 1 by Cornelia Designs
Template -- Summer Ain't Over by Rainy Day Designs 
Kit -- Roy G Biv by Digi Deborah
Template -- Color me Pretty Templates Set 2 by Dagi's Temp-tations
Font -- Jump Start and SBC Love Mom

Phew!  That was a lot!  No wonder I am so tired!

So now that you've looked at all my beautiful work, a present for you!  These were created to match with Fran B Design's Sunset kit.  Click on the image to download the files!!

Enjoy the word art!  See you soon!

Monday, 3 September 2012

September is here!!

September has arrived!  This means my life is about to get a little crazy.  Tomorrow Liam starts grade 1, Becky starts going to daycare by herself, and I start working full time again!  I'm excited, but nervous too. 

I'm hoping I still have lots of time for my scrapping....but if I dissapear again that would be why!!

In the mean time I'm doing all sorts of exciting things in the Digi Scrap world as well.  First I've been helping Barbara of Precepts and Promises convert all of her templates into ".page" format for use in the Creative Memories program.  It took me a little bit to learn, but I've got into a rhythm yet and I'm having a blast.  She has such beautiful templates, so nice and clean with lots of room for journalling.  So far just one of the kits has been uploaded with the .page files and it is available to Diner's Club Members at STO only, but keep your eyes open for more including this awesome set:

Digi-Deborah is still producing some amazing things as well.  She's got a fantastic kit right now called Roy G Biv, but it's only available through the STO Diner's Club so hurry over and check out that good deal!

Finally the exciting news from STO!  There is a big event this week at STO to celebrate Back to School time!  Check it out!

Have a wonderful September!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Summer Doldrums

Well, it's hit.  The Summer Doldrums.  The time of the summer where the heat has affected my brain and I can no longer think.  Suddenly I'm not inspired by anything and I just stare at my screen hoping that a page puts itself together.  Strangely enough it hasn't happened yet.  Maybe one of these sales will get me creating again!

Digi-Deborah understands my pain and, in a move to help me grow my stash, she has a great sale on!  All of her kits are just $2!!  Check it out!

In fact the whole scrap takeout team seems to know what I'm going through!  They've got this great Build Your Own Carry Out happening right now!  Several of the designers have all released kits based on the same colour scheme so you can pick and choose what you like and it will all match!

Here are some of the things you can get.  I haven't done my shopping yet...but I love the selection!

Fire and Ice Papers by Dani Moy Designs

Retro Baby Papers by A+ Designs

Fairytale Elements by FranB Designs

Last but certainly not least Digi-Deborah Designs is participating in another great Blog Train this month!  Head over to her blog to pickup this great mini!!

Well that's it for me.  Hopefully by next week I'll have snapped out of this with the help of some of these great sales!  See you then!


Monday, 6 August 2012

Problems with Store Specific Galleries

Don't get me wrong, I understand the desire for store specific galleries.  If you are making money from the store you don't want to advertise for other stores....but here's the thing.  Sometimes when I'm creating a LO I can't find the right kit at my usual store, and this means I can't put the page in my gallery!  So now I've got a page I love but I don't know where to show it off!

So here's the situation tonight.  Becky cracked me up earlier today and I just had to create a page about it.  I found this great picture that spoke to me and played with an extraction and then blurred the rest to create a pretty cool start.  But then I had to figure out what to use for the rest of the page.  I wandered the store for a while but nothing worked, so I looked through my stash and found a kit that worked perfectly that I received through the Digi Files a few months back...

I'd never had the chance to use the kit before, but it was perfect for my page....check it out:

But now I can't post it in m usual gallery, and the store that carries the kit is one that I haven't been a part of so I feel weird signing up just to show off (although I might do that anyways).  I know there are some forums/galleries that allow all stores, but I haven't been all that active in them and I do this for the community more than anything else....I just want to show it off to my friends!  So I put it on FB and I rant about it on here.

Oh wait.....THAT's what a blog is for!!!  I get it now!!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Did I Mention a Freebie?

Did you catch that?  The hint of a freebie?  Well guess it is!

Digi-Deborah is participating in a great blog train this month entitled Clown Week

Isn't that awesome?  I love the fun colours and theme.  You have to go grab that and take a look at the rest of the train, but before you do that....grab this freebie I made with Digi-Deborah's kit!

(click on the image to download)

How is that for the third post in a week?  Enjoy the freebie and have a clownishly good week!


Monday, 30 July 2012

Back Already!?

Surprise!!  I know you thought it would be another month, but I'm trying something new....we'll see if it works!

So what could I possibly have to tell you after only 2 days?!  Don't you worry, there is always something new and exciting in the Digi-Scrap World.

First, I've joined another CT.  I know what you are thinking..."Geepers Gen, are you collecting these things?!"'m not collecting them.  I actually stepped down from the Forever Sisters Scrap CT as of tomorrow because I had so many things on the go and I didn't want to be giving them anything other than my best work.  Then two days later I got the unfortunate news that Susan of Ivory Keys Digital Dreams was I went from 3 CTs to 1 CT in just a few days.  I was surprised, but content with this.  I figured I would keep my eyes open.  Turns out I didn't wait long!  At a Scrap Take Out chat a few days later I heard that Precepts & Promises was looking for some people to join her 1 person CT.  Barbara does a lot of templates that I had been drooling over lately, so I offered to help! 

Here is a page I did with a template from Precepts & Promise's Template Pack Volume 11: Traveler.  Isn't it an awesome template!  I love all the pictures poking out from the folders. 

I have also been working with Barbara to convert her templates into ".page" format for all of us Storybook Creator users.  Another things to learn, but I think I've got it down now.

Now that I have you all excited I am sure you are wondering "How could I join a CT?"  You are in luck!  Barbara is still looking for a few more people for her team.  Check out the ad below!

Will I be back soon?  It's a question I wish I knew the answer to....but keep checking.  I've heard a rumour that Clown Week is coming up soon and I may even have a Freebie....who knows!


Saturday, 28 July 2012

Just When You Thought You Were Safe...

....I'm back.

I know...every time I post I say I will post more often, and then I don't.  So I'm not going to say it any more.  I'll post when I can, but when I do it will be EPIC!

So I've got bad news this time.  My beloved Susan who designs for Ivory Keys Digital Dreams has decided to retire for the time being.  This is bad news for me...but great news for those of you who haven't discovered her yet.  You have three days until her store at Stuff to Scrap closes and all of her kits are 70% off!  Hurry over using the link below and grab some of her awesome kits!

I've been spending a large amount of time at Scrap Take Out and they've announced a great new deal I am really excited about.  They're calling it Brown Baggin' It and you purchase your "Lunch Delivery Service" for $8.99.  The service delivers you a coupon each week for a fantastic "meal".  Check out their ad below.

Last but not least our friends in the states are gearing up for "Back to School" and there are some fantastic school themed kits appearing.  My favourite so far is School is Cool by Digi-Deborah Designs.  I can't wait to use this one because I've got pictures of Liam from school that I actually haven't scrapped yet!  I'm hoping for a bit of free time tomorrow afternoon, fingers crossed!

Have a lovely weekend and who knows...maybe I'll get ambitious and add something to my calendar so I update this every week.  I can see you all rolling your eyes at that...but I might just try to surprise you!!


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Exciting News in my Digi-Scrap World

So many exciting things happening in the digi-scrap world right now!  Here`s my chance to blabber about my favourites!


June is a great month for Robyn Pali and My 4 Princesses because they are celebrating their anniversary at Divine Digital!!  Because of this celebration there are lots of special events planned:

I`ve posted this too late for the Scavenger Hunt, but the Divine Digital Trivia has been moved to June 29th!!  Come join Melissa and I for a fantastic game of trivia.  What?  You don't know that much about our beloved sisters?  Don't worry!  Many of the answers can be found in their store or on their blogs!  Plus everyone who participates gets a great mini-kit!


It has been a long month for Susan, the amazing designer behind Ivory Keys Digital Dreams, but she has some exciting things in the works so keep your eyes open for what is to come.  And if you are looking to keep tabs on her amazing stuff then stick around here because I am happy to announce that I have accepted a full time CT position with her.  

Ivory Keys Digital Dreams sells exclusively at Stuff to Scrap.  Here is the kit that made me fall in love with her work.  It has a compliment entitled Muddy Buddies and I believe that no collection is complete without them!!



This has also been a big month for Digi-Deborah Designs.  On top of releasing a great kit and a group of great freebies, Deborah's joined the team at Scrap Take Out as an exclusive designer!  Her store at this new site (which I LOVE) opens today so head on over there for some great deals!

There you go, I'm on three Creative Teams and there are three big announcements!!  I hope you enjoyed the freebie earlier this month.  Hopefully I will have some more in the next few months!

I've been thinking about a signoff (for the last 30 seconds) so let me know what you think of this....

Good Night and Scrappy Dreams,

Friday, 1 June 2012

Forever Sister Scraps Blog Train!!

This is first blog train!  Fingers crossed!!

In Celebration of Forever Sister Scraps' birthday they are releasing this FABULOUS kit entitled (aptly) "Celebration".  

I didn't really have any birthday pictures, but I did have fun with these pictures of Becky and her shoes along with a fantastic quote I found.

Now, on to the blog hop!  I'm happy to announce that I have two Freebies here! One from me and one from my CT mate Melissa!

First up, the talented Melissa's amazing QP (click the image to download)

Next, my word art freebie (click the image to download)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the other stops for all of the excitement!!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

* Read till the end for some exciting upcoming events!

So, those of you who know me personally know that I started the most amazing job near the end of April, and while I hate excuses......I'm afraid that is what I have to blame my absense on.  My goal is to keep the blog strictly scrapbooking based....but know that I plan to be in this job for ever....or at least until they kick me out and lock the door!

The last month also brought me the unique opportunity of being on the CT for one of my very favourite designers.  I love Robyn Pali Designs, My 4 Princesses Designs and Digi Deborah Designs, but there are a few other designers that I always told myself I would love to work with if I got the chance....and in late April I did.  I saw a call on Facebook for guest CT members for Ivory Keys Digital Dreams.  I love the way she uses colours and she seems to design with my kids in mind!  Here are a few of the pages I have done with her kits:

And now for the exciting announcement.  Forever Sister Scraps is celebrating their birthday in June and they are planning all sorts of exciting events...including a Blog Hop and I'm going to participate!  I've never done this before....I'm pretty excited!  Come back at the end of the week for some exciting freebies!!!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Update and a bunch of Freebie Links!

This whole blog thing is new to me and I have to admit...I sort of forgot I even had it for a week!  I'm back on it though, with all sorts of news!!

First of all keep your eyes open for a new kit coming from Robyn Pali Designs!!

Also, the Digi-Deborah Team has been busy over the last week!  I feel bad for slacking!!  Deborah has released a gorgeous new kit entitled Nature's Wonder.  Check out the "Digi Deborah Layouts" page on the right for some of my most recent work featuring this kit!

She also has taken part in a Playgroup Collaboration entitled Celebrate Trees.

 To top that she also has three freebies on her blog...enjoy!!!

Friday, 23 March 2012

With Love Studio Speed Scrap

I did a Speed Scrap at With Love Studio tonight.  I usually do Connie Prince's Speed Scrap at Gotta Pixel on Friday nights, but it was cancelled tonight.  Then earlier today one of my favourite designers (Ivory Keys Digital Dreams) posted on FaceBook that she was hosting at WLS tonight, so I thought I would check it out. 

Here is the finished product, what do you think?

A Little Mud
Kit -- Muddy Girlies by Ivory Keys Digital Dreams and Scraps of Ellay
WordArt -- Word Art World
Font -- Problem Secretary and Disgusting Behaviour

Ironing out the Kinks

I am still getting used to everything in the blog editor so you may notice little changes here and there.  The big one was that I created my own header and background!  I had used Kristin Aagard and Kristin Rice's collab Love Lives Here blogware which came with the kit I downloaded, but I really wanted to do something more personal.  Therefore I used that same kit to make my own 'blogware'.  I love the collaborations that these lovely ladies come up with and I am glad I found them in my wanderings.

Other than that I am trying to decide what 'gadgets' I should have on the side bar.  There seems to be so many!  Am I missing one you think I should have?  Please let me know!!


Thursday, 22 March 2012

The Cafeteria will soon be Open!!

Great News!!  Funky Playground is having a fantastic sale starting tomorrow.  Check it out (photo is linked) and be sure to look for Digi Deborah's 1$ submissions!!

A Starting Place

I have decided to bite the bullet and start a blog.  As my favourite forums close at the end of this month I have been reminded of how fluid the internet can be.  Now that I have found a passion for digital scrapbooking and am on several CTs I need a single place where I can put all of my LayOuts.  

Therefore I am starting this blog.  That way I can have a more permanent gallery here and can give even more description of the story behind the photos.  I can also discuss my favourite designers and the wonderful products they have created!!

So lets cut the ribbon and get this party started (and all other horrible opening cliches you can think of)