Tuesday, November 23, 2010


We have had our first snow here so I guess it is officially winter.  I won't be getting warm now until about May or June!  But - to help you warm up with your scrapbooking blues Denise has a wonderful new set of templates - Handy Helpers Set 4.   These are fabulous layered templates that include the drop shadow in a separate layer - you are so clever Denise.  I love all the layers which you can use for either paper or photos!

You can find Handy Helpers Set 4 at Digiridoo Scraps.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and being a bit busy with work I used Denise's templates with a kit by Scrappin' Mint called Baking with Kate.  I am absolutely in love with the kitschy papers used in this kit and the adorable little baking elements are so cute!  You can also find Baking with Kate at Digiridoo.

Sarah Barber Design has sale going on over at Digiridoo on her new products called Build-A-Page kits.  Please run, don't walk, over to check it out as it ends soon.
These are kits which include everything you need to whip out a page in a matter of minutes.  They include beautiful papers and elements.  The first one is called Movement.
The second kit is called Fly.  The images I used are from ballet-school.ru.  I love the vintage dance images and how perfect they worked with Sarah's kits!

Studio Gypsy has some marvelous Grain Sack papers out in the shoppe at Scrapbook Graphics.  These are so cool - I love the look of them and will definitely be using them soon in some layouts.  The texture in this papers makes you just want to reach out and touch them.

Studio Gypsy also has some papers called Painted Canvas in the shoppe.  These will make perfect pages for my Christmas Art Journal.  So pretty!
Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2010

LouCee's Creations has a beautiful new CU product out at Digiridoo Scraps called Red Leaves.  Beautiful fall leaves for all you designers!
Studio Gypsy and Studio TrueBlue have a stunning collaboration kit called Holiday Harmony in the shoppe at Scrapbook Graphics.  What a marvelous combination - a gorgeous holiday kit from Lisa and Jenn's fabulous templates.

Diamond Ink Designs has her first kit out called Come What May - this is an amazing kit and I can't believe this is Sarah's first one.  It is beautiful!  My layout is for the Art Journal Challenge by Digiridoo.

I am off - I can't believe how much scrapbooking and work I have to do today and this weekend and I thought I was caught up!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Calendars, templates and kits galore!

Studio Gypsy has some super easy calendar templates out at Scrapbook Graphics this week.  Just add your photo at the top and you have a gorgeous calendar for holiday giving.

Studio Gypsy also has more of her Simply Blocked Templates for you in both 12 x 12 and 8 x 10 sizes.  I love the blocked look of these templates.  I use them for layouts that I really want to focus on the photos or even to just display photos that I have taken in a pretty way.

And to finish up those calendar projects Gypsy has Date Rings and accessories such as coffee stains and highlights to mark those special dates.

LouCee Creations has been designing up a storm the past couple of weeks.  This week she has a stunning kit called Sapphire and Steel at Digiridoo Scraps.  Lou created this kit for a 45th wedding anniversary gift she was commissioned to do and it is just lovely.

Changes is also in the shoppe at Digiridoo and is on sale for $1.00 so don't miss this!  Lou has outdone herself with this gorgeous fall kit.

Do you remember playing with little bits of felt when you were small?  Well you can recreate those fun childhood memories with Chocolate Geranium Digital Designs' kit called Fun With Felt.  Such a cute kit!
I created this for the November Transformation Deck challenge over at Deviant Scrap.  The theme this month was Believe.  The kit is from Rebecca McMeen called Shrooms - don't you just adore the little fairy schroom!

In my effort to become a little bit more educated in hybrid projects I made this little Blessed banner.  Sorry about the horrible glare off the table - it was a fun project and a start in moving into the world of hybrid!

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I am so overwhelmed with all the IDSD activities and sales going on my head is spinning.  What a fun weekend this has been.  I spent a couple of hours with the Digiridoo Scraps ladies in a Speed Scrap yesterday which was amazing.  I have never done a speed scrap before but wow talk about fun!  Sarah was  our coordinator and she had 7 (yes 7) sets of instructions to complete a layout - most of them very challenging.  She gives you a set of instructions every 10 minutes and then at the completion of the instructions you have an hour to complete a layout.  As most of you know Sarah has a bit of an obsession with Robert Pattison so the gals at Digiridoo decided we should use photos of Rob in our layouts.  Here is mine.  I will definitely try another speed scrap but I think the best part was spending time with the Digiridoo ladies - what a great group!

Lisa from Studio Gypsy has a stunning kit out at Scrapbook Graphics called The Gathering.  This kit is just filled with warmth and coziness.  The colors and the textures remind me of a warm snuggly blanket and Lisa's handmade elements are gorgeous.  The layout I did is of my grandmother on her high school graduation day.  The cool thing about this photo is the graduation watch my grandma is wearing was passed down to me and it still works - what a treasure.

An adorable little kit over at Digiridoo Scraps called Welcome to the Zoo by Chocolate Geranium Digital Designs is in the shoppe.  The zoo animals in this kit are simply enchanting!  This is a wonderful kit for all those zoo adventures.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oldies but goodies and some new stuff

Don't faint - two posts in one week, absolutely amazing!
First of all International Digital Scrapbook Day is upon us so be sure to load up your PayPal accounts.  Denise from DigiDesigns by Denise has an early bird sale going on until November 8 in her store at Digiridoo Scraps.  Denise has some amazing designs so go load up your carts!

LouCee's Creations is moving some of her older kits over to her store at Digiridoo.  You can get both these gorgeous kits for $1.00 a piece - and I can tell you, this is a great deal.  News To Me is a gorgeous kit for heritage and vintage layouts.

Lou also has Snow Ho Ho in her store for $1.00.  A cheerful doodly Christmas kit to get you in the Christmas spirit.

LouCee's Creations' Beautiful Life is also in the shoppe.  Lou has been a very busy girl.  You can get this kit for 30% off and it is stunning.  Soft golden summery colors - just beautiful!

That's all for tonight - I will be back tomorrow with a few more new things.  Have a wonderful night!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Super Sales

With the first of November comes two great sales.  Charlie at Charlie's Digiscraps has an amazing 40% off Birthday Sale going on for the month of November. Charlie is celebrating her birthday and has some amazing CU products in her shoppe for you designers over at Digiridoo.  

Lisa at Studio Gypsy also has an Early Bird iDSD sale happening this week at Scrapbook Graphics.  35% off anything in Lisa's store!  (Psst...new kit coming on Thursday that looks absolutely scrumptious).

You don't want to miss out on these sales to build up your scrapbooking stash!  

The November issue of The Artisan Notebook is on the digital stands.  You can find it at The Artisan Notebook or at Digiridoo Scraps.  

Here is my layout from the October issue.  We were asked to take a name and use it in a layout as it would appear in a dictionary.  This was a fun challenge to scrap my little Tahlula, the meaning of her name and to document her spunky little personality.

Off to scrap Halloween with all those Halloween kits I have??!!