Sunday, January 31, 2010

Falling Flakes

Falling flakes...which is just what it is doing here. Big, fat, fluffy flakes. Great day to just sit and watch it snow. "Falling Flakes" is the new kit from Erika at Inkin' Creations perfect for those lazy wintery days. You can get it at both Inspiration Lane and Pretty Scrappy.

A new store has opened called MScraps. It is loaded with amazing kits and fabulous designers. Here are a few layouts which I have done using kits from the store. Stunning stuff!

Don't I have the most beautiful granddaughters?

Off to get a warm blanket, a cup of coffee and watch the snow fall.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Charlie is Retiring

Being a Mom, a wife, a designer and a photographer takes a lot of time and Charlie has done an amazing job at all of these!
She has decided to quit designing PU kits and is retiring from DSO. But wait, she is moving on to bigger things - she is
going to pursue her passion with photography and she should because she is fantastic! Charlie and I have been friends
on creative teams for a few years now and I have enjoyed her friendship and envied her creative talent. I wish you the
best of luck my friend! We will certainly keep in touch.

Charlie is having a retirement sale over at DSO so hop on over and get some great deals! Charlie will still be designing CU products for DSV so be sure to check out her work there.

Here is a layout I did last weekend - I have an amazing family!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Taking a Break to Post

For the rest of January Charlie is having a massive sale on her CU items. Valentine Roses for $1.25, 2010 Calendar Stamps $1.00 and 2010 Desktop Calendar Templates $1.00 - all ON SALE at 75% off!!! So drop on by both DSO and DSV stores and pick yourself up a bargain!

Erika of Inkin' Creations has a gorgeous new kit out called Moonbeams. It's a perfect kit for scraping those new baby photos.
You can pick it up at Inspiration Lane or at Pretty Scrappy.

Just another layout I did last weekend. Love those new baby photos! I created this layout with Lily Designs Vintage White kit and the wordart from Dido's Waiting for You Kit.

Now I've got to get back to work...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cozy Sunday

Erika (Inkin' Creations) and Heather (Dirty Feet Designs) put together this fantastic kit called Cozy Sunday. I love the realistic
elements in this kit and the gorgeous papers. It is on sale this week over at Inspiration Lane at 20% off. I couldn't resist an extraction for this kit. So much fun.

Another layout of my new granddaughter. The kit I used on this layout was 4U by Kimla Designs, the wordart from Paislee Press #6 Baby Sentiments. Isn't she beautiful?

Can I just say - I love Dave Matthews - nothing better to put me in a good mood!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Joyful and Baby Its Cold Outside

Mel has two new kits in the Scrap That Idea Store. The first one is called Baby Its Cold Outside (and believe me it is here!), perfect for those wintery layouts.

Love the little snowmen in this kit - so cute!

Her next kit is called Joyful and indeed the colors she used are joyful - so pretty! You can pick it up here.

Don't wait on these kits because the Scrap That Idea will be down for a bit starting January 17 while they make some changes.

Off to a warm bath and hopefully a better mood!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Arrivals

Yesterday was a special day in my life - the new arrival of Brooke and Garrett's beautiful new daughter, JoLin. It is always so amazing to me how one second your life can be just so ordinary and the next so filled with love and joy. This will make my third granddaughter and Garrett and Brook's first child. Where did the time go?

Charlie also has some new CU products in the DSV store.
The first is a pack of 4 patterned overlays, perfect for creating lots of yummy papers. I love these and am anxious to try and figure out how to use them. I love the patterns!

Also in store are Charrlie';s Strings #2 also 50% off for a LIMITED TIME ONLY . These were part of the Decemeber Designer Grab Bag at DSV. They are available HERE and HERE

Mel also has her free January kit available over at her blog. Happy Days. Here is a peek at the first part and my layout. Be sure to check every week for each part.

Here is my layout with this gorgeous kit!

Thanks again Emily for letting me borrow Zoey for this layout. Love that smile!

Off to tend Lula while Morgan and Mom go to an activity. Busy, busy Saturday.

Almost forgot - I borrowed some photos from Matt and Amber to do this layout with Inkin' Creations kit called Tyler's Story. Little McCoy is so adorable and so tiny.

I think that's all .... for now.
Love to you all!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Things That Go

Mel Hains has a new kit out at Scrap That Idea. It is called Things That Go. A bright and really fun kit. You can pick it up HERE for $3.00. Mel has also
given us a great bundle to choose from. You can get it for $5.00 in the store and it has some amazing stuff in it.

I am really starting to like the boy kits, especially since I can steal adorable Evan - thanks Emily!

Stay tuned because Mel has more new kits out in the next couple of weeks - I tell you when inspiration hits she goes to town!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sweet Pea

Wow, the new blog gear is pretty bright but I needed something to knock me out of the dreariness of winter and I would say that did it. Nice and cheery and yellow!!!!! I may have to change it again - a little too bright!

Things have been pretty quiet on the scraping front with the holidays so I volunteered to do a layout for a very nice lady, Erika, with a new kit she had designed called "Sweet Pea". It is an adorable kit - all pink and pastel with the cutest little bird and elephant. I just couldn't resist. It is just the sweetest kit. Sweet Pea will be debuting at Inspiration Lane - 1/02/10. For a short time, it will be on sale for $2.99. Pick it up HERE.

Head over to Inspiration Lane and check out Erika's work and her blog. What a fabulous designer!

And for some more exciting news, Erika has asked me to join her creative team! WooHoo. What a wonderful way to start the new year!

Lots to do today - Christmas stuff to take down, groceries to buy - back to life!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years everyone! Here's wishing all of you nothing but peace, love and happiness in the upcoming year.
Here is my family's year in review. I so thankful for my amazing family - I love you all so much!

January's CU grab bag is out at DSV and once again Charlie's talent is shining through. Love these little animal charms!

Eight amazing designers and eight amazing products, all for $8.00 over at DSV.

Be back tomorrow with some layouts made with an adorable kit by Inkin' Creations.