Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Erin's Pinwheels and Polkadots

The ever fabulous and so very sweet, Mel, is designing all of her creative team members their very own kits. We sent her some color swatches and the wonderful designer that she is, whipped up lovely kits and a sampler. This is Erin's Pinwheels and Polkadots, which I love. The colors are very grown-up and sophisticated. The kit will be available at S&S on Friday. Here is a preview and my layout.

On a side note, Nicola you were wondering about my dog's lack of a tail...long and somewhat yucky story, but he had to have it amputated last February. But, he is doing great and is now in great health for a 12-year old and as happy as ever!

Off to scrap, layouts to be done and never enough time!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Raining Cats and Dogs

Finally, Mel and Vicki's September Collab kit is out! What an adorable kit from these two fabulous designers! Anyone with cats or dogs will love this kit. Papers are up today and elements are forthcoming on both these ladies' blogs.

Here is my layout of my big black dog without a tail - My Chase, my best friend!!!!!!!

Good Night All - Back tomorrow with more surprises!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

On A Roll

Whoa, I have been scraping my little hands off...some I can show you, some I cannot (yet).  The first one is from the Snap & Scrap October Collab Kit called "Country Pumpkin".   My granddaughter was the cutest pumpkin in the whole pumpkin patch!  Here is a preview and my layout.

Here is a little something from Charlie's new kit called Paper Princess. This girl never sleeps! You can get the free kit over at Stone Accents.

Be sure to go and vote for Charlie - she is doing an amazing job!

That's all for now...I CAN tell you that Mel has been very busy - Check back for more surprises!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cyber Crop at Snap and Scrap

For those of you who don't know, Kylie over at Snap and Scrap is hosting a Cyber Crop. There are some great challenges,
some chatting and awesome prizes. There is even a little word jumble that I put together, so go and give it a try - You may
be a winner!!! Here's how to get there:

Here is the layout I did for the sketch challenge. I am totally in love with this kit from Sugarplum Paperie. It worked so well with the sepia look I gave the photo. It is called Calico Harvest. Just stunning work from Nicole!

Some exciting news from Mel at Mel Hains Designs. Watch Mel's blog (www.melslightbulbmoments.blogspot.com) because she has some surprises coming up that I am especially excited about. I can't say more other than you will say "oooh la la". Love you Mel!!!!!!!

I have a whole Saturday with not too much to do but scrap and I am so excited...so have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Baby Love

Just a quick LO of the new grandbaby. Isn't she precious.

Papers are from Pink Chocolate at Little Dreamer Designs. Wordart from Paislee Press - Presslines and the dandelion
from Fei Fei's Stuff.

I just checked the voting over at Stone Accents and Charlie is in the lead! I am keeping my fingers crossed for you Charlie!

Vicki also has a freebie over at her blog (www.vicki20.blogspot.com). It is called "Wild Child" Love the purples. Off to download and do a layout!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wedding Treasures

I couldn't go to bed without congratulating Charlie on her getting to the third round over at Stone Accents. Charlie has done a stunning job on this vintage/heritage kit called "Wedding Treasures" which you can find as a freebie over at her blog at www.charliesdigiscraps.blogspot.com

I love the papers in this kit - they are so gorgeous. Here is a photo of my dad when he was small using Charlie's kit.

Time for bed!

Little Digger

Mel has another new kit over at Snap and Scrap. It is called "Little Digger" and is just adorable. I love all the little trucks and boy things. Go check it out over at Snap and Scrap in the shoppe!

I am in a bit of slump with scraping- lots of ideas but nothing working. I hate that when it happens. And of course when the creative bug hits I will probably have to go to work...

Here is a little something I did for the creative team sketch challenge at Snap and Scrap for this week. Luckily enough Mel is
in the Designer Spotlight over there for this week. Very much deserved Mel!

Aren't these two just the cutest! Love you girls!!!!!

Congrats to Charlie - she made it to the next round over at Stone Accents. Be sure to keep an eye on her - she is headed for great things!!!

Enjoy your week everyone!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cupcake Nation

Wow, Mel has been so busy! Here is another new kit called Cupcake Nation. I love the cute little cupcakes and the alpha
in this kit is adorable. Available at Snap and Scrap!

This kit will have you dreaming of cupcakes - I know I did!!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Simply Organic

This layout is for the Creative Team Sketch for S&S for September 14. The kit I used is from Amy Riley's "Simply Organic". This is the most stunning kit. I love the papers Amy designed. I hated to cover them up with photos. Here is Amy's Preview. You can get this kit at the Snap and Scrap Shoppe at www.snapandscrap.tv.

Here is my layout. I took these pictures a day when it was raining but yet the sun was shining. I can't wait to use this kit again! Beautiful job Amy!

Have a great Thursday. I am off to play with the new grandbaby!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Snap and Scrap is back!

Finally things are back up and running at Snap and Scrap! It was a long week without them. Thanks so much to Gillian for all her hard work and to James, whom ever he may be, for getting things back in shape!

Here are a few layouts from Mels' Kits which are now in the shoppe at Snap and Scrap. The first one is the "Salsa Kit". I love these bright colors and the couple is pretty cute too!

The next one is from the Teacup and Tulip Kit. I love the purples in this kit as it's my granddaughter's favorite color. The adorable frame works perfectly for these two sweet sisters!

Finally, this kit is called Tweetie Pie which Mel sweetly gave us to play with while the website was down. Thanks Mel! I love the birds and the cute word art.

Off to bed!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

First Post

Kindof scary this blogging stuff. This is my first try at a post so here goes.

This first layout is from Mel Hains' freebie kit "My Old Handbag" . I love the browns and creams she used in this kit. The template I used is from Lori at Free Digital Templates and the wordart from Sande Krieger Rough Riders Kit at 2Peas. The adorable child is the son of a friend from work. Isn't he the cutest? I have no small boys anymore so I have to borrow them for boy layouts.

You can get the freebie from Mel's blog at www.melslightbulbmoments.blogspot.com. Papers are there today and the elements are on their way tomorrow.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!