Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My SS Layout

I had a good time at the SS tonight, Natasha did a good job challenging us. These were her steps:

Step 1: Choose 3 or 4 photos. Crop them into circles. The circles can be the same size or different sizes. Your choice.

Step 2: If you chose 3 photos, choose 6 papers. If you chose 4 photos, choose 5 papers. Crop them into circles. The circles can be the same size or different sizes, and the papers can be patterned, or solids, or a combination of both. Your choice. You will have a total of 9 circles!

Step 3: Journal IN two papers and AROUND one paper. Journal AROUND 2 photos. Link or group the photo/paper and journaling so you can move them around.
Tutorial on how to journal around a shape:
Tutorial on how to journal in a shape:

Step 4: Add a title IN one paper circle, using an alpha somewhere in the title. Link or group the paper and the text together so you can move it around.

Step 5: Arrange your 9 circles how you would like, leaving the background white

Step 6: Add the following embellishments: a tag, a bracket, a brad (or button), a string (or ribbon) After you have added these embellishments, you can add additional ones if you need or want!

Step 7: Add a date (if you did not in the journaling), drop shadows (if needed) Upload your LO to the STS gallery, and post a link back in the forum so we can leave some love!

Luckily I already had these photos edited. I took a little creative liberty, by journaling around my photos and not around the papers. I used my new kit 1-2-3 Blow! Don't forget it's only $2 through Monday night.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Speed Scrap #47

STS is having two speed scraps tomorrow (July 29th)! I know I mentioned the SS that my CT Natasha will be hosting at 7pm MST. I just wanted to show you what the PP will be.

I made four 5x7 brag book pages using Blueberry Cream and Strawberry Fudge. Natasha made two adorable coordinating wordarts. I love how everything turned. Hope to see you there. Hop on over and let us know if you'll be there.

This weeks $2 deals at STS

So... I was only going to offer A Spring Scene for $2 this week, but at the last minute I decided to also add my latest kit: 1-2-3 Blow! I figured, why not? I thought it might give everyone a little push to participate in the QP exchange challenge I will be hosting in August and in my Desktop Challenge.

Also, I'm sponsoring a Speed Scrap tomorrow night at STS (7 pm MST). My CT Natasha will be hosting. It's going to be a blast! I'll post the PP soon, you're going to like it. :) Happy Scrapping!

$2 Tuesday at TDC

TDC just added four pages of items to this week's $2 Tuesday sale!

Mari is offering tons of stuff! Remarks:The Collection is normally $10, great deal. She is also offering Small Date Stickers, XOXO The Album, Winelands and Cool Cool Summer (both collabs with Sarah Jones). I know it's not winter, but Mari is also offering the sweetest winter kit: Snow Kisses.

I made this layout recently, used one of my favorite photos of my son. He was 16 months old here.

Gypsy Couture is offering Blissful Morning. I posted a layout using this kit a few weeks ago... very lovely.

Friday, July 24, 2009

1-2-3 Blow!

New Release!!!

Let me first thank my CT Tracy for suggesting the awesome name- Thank You!

As previously mentioned, I'm turning 30 August 20th! Woo Hoo! I've decided to have a great time. I'm kicking off the rockin' month with my first ever Birthday Kit: 1-2-3 Blow! Aren't those the funnest colors?! This kit is loaded- 20 papers, 53 elements and 4 full alphas! Don't forget the whole store is 25% off all day today (Saturday, the 25th)... so you can pick this puppy up for only $2.99 today. I'll even let you in on a little secret. I'm hosting August's Quick Page Exchange challenge and this is the featured kit! So if you are planning on playing along this would be the time to pick it up. I promise you are going to get some awesome QP's!

Here are a few layouts made by some of my awesome CT's...

Check out this beauty from Tracy

And here are two from Ányi. Adorable, huh?

And last, but not lease two from Noelle. Her daughter just turned thirteen... look at her when she was just a baby.

I'll be back soon with more layouts. Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Save BIG at TDC!

The Digi Chick is having a store wide 30% off sale through the weekend!

This includes new releases. Gypsy Couture just released the Quirky Chronicles and Swift Kick in the... Journal Prompts. I really enjoyed working with both. Here is my layout...

Sigh... he was so tiny. Actually, he wasn't tiny at all... he was born looking like a two month old! He was still my tiny baby though.

Seeing as the whole store is on sale I thought I'd make another recommendation. Tropical Escape is a previously released collab by Mari Koegelenberg and Erica Zane.

It is perfect for summer photos! I've already used it twice. One of the layouts was for a Scraplift Tag so I can't show it yet. Here is a layout I can show you though, isn't that face adorable?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

August Desktop Challenge

I just posted August's Desktop Challenge, make sure to check it out. I think it'll be a fun one. This month I want you to be happy and motivated! You may scrap your desktop however you wish. I scrapped myself a birthday desktop, since I will be turning 30 on the 20th! I'm excited, I love birthdays. The picture is my motivation. That's me... or at least it was me. That picture was taken the night before I found out I was pregnant. In the year before getting pregnant I lost 50 pounds by eating healthy and working out. I've been putting it off, but I finally started getting active again. I need to get healthy. That picture is meant to motivate me - I've done it before and I can do it again.

Do you like it? I used my new kit... the one I mentioned earlier. I love it! You can also pick up the calendar in the challenge thread.

Here is an update on my new found motivation to walk. I took today off because I didn't sleep very well last night. In the last week I walked a total of 22 miles, all while pushing my son! Isn't that great?! I know it does not compare to how much I was working out before, but I am on my way...

I'll be back tomorrow, Gypsy Couture is releasing a new kit and I have a very special layout to share. Speaking of which, you can win her kit here.

Coming Soon!

I think you're going to like it...

Monday, July 20, 2009

$2 Tuesday at STS and a sale!

You can now pick up Out To Sea for only $2! That is half price, for one week only.

For those of you waiting for an extra sweet deal, this Saturday we are having a Christmas in July sale at STS! Save 30% off the whole store July 25th only.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gypsy Couture - Quick Page Freebie

Gypsy Couture just released Party On The Patio, it is such a fun kit.

I made this layout for this week's Sketch Challenge at TDC, I used an awesome template by Dana (aka. missrubikscube).

Do you like it? I turned it into a Quick Page!


Hop on over to Gypsy Couture's Blog if you'd like to pick up some more awesome QP's.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Finally Getting It Together!

I have a very long to-do list, but this week I've actually been getting stuff done.

I've been wanting to update my blog for months, I finally did it. For the most part, I used my Roxy! Kit. I had so much fun updating it. Do you guys like it? Would any of you be interested in Blog kits? I've been toying around with the idea of creating some for my store.

I've also been working a new kit. It's looking great, if I do say so myself. I've also been keeping myself busy with another artistic venture, but I'm not ready to share it with you just yet.

On a personal note: You may or may not know that I'm overweight. Before having my son I was VERY fit, but in the process of carrying a 10 pound baby I gained 75 pounds! I didn't even eat a lot of junk food, I craved Vanilla Almond Special K cereal 24 hours a day and I ate it with skim milk. I did however stop working out. I had really bad nausea my first trimester, then I just had an excuse to be lazy. I lost 25 pounds during the nine months I nursed him, since then I'll lose 10 or 15 pounds... then I'll gain it back. I know exactly why it is - I lose the weight by eating better then gain it back as soon as I start slipping. I have yet to set foot in a gym. Well, I decided enought is enough. I've walked eleven miles so far this week, all while pushing my 38 pound two year old in his stroller. I have an eight mile walk all planned out for us tomorrow. My plan is to make a habit of walking regularly during the next four weeks, I want to start jogging in August. I hope to be able to start running in September, then I'll join a gym once it gets too cold for me to have Ignacio (my son) ouside for that long. I'll update you on my progress... I need to hold myself accountable.

If you read this whole post - Thank You. I'll be back in the morning with a freebie for you. ;)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New releases at TDC

Have you been thinking about trying hybrid and just don't know where to start? Well, Mari has you covered. She just released this Happiness Gift Set. It includes 2 Fancy Bag Templates 2 Flower Templates 2 Envelopes & 2 Blank Note Cards in a PDF file ready to print and assemble. Of course, it also includes full instructions. I meant to try this, but I procastinated on buying ink. I will post it as soon as I have it done. It is on sale today for only $2.40.

Gypsy Couture released Peace and Quite.

I had a lot of fun working with it. Technically it's more of a camping kit, but I came up with this:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Incredible deals!

I've decided to offer my latest releases for this week's $2 Tuesday deals. Since the store is 30% off right now you can actally pick up Americana, Celebrate! The Kit and Celebrate! The Brag Book for only $1.40 each now through Thursday!

$2 Tuesday

It's $2 Tuesday at TDC, you can get these great kits for $2 today only!

Do you remember those layouts I posted last week using Mari Koegelenberg's new kit Happiness? It was just released on Thursday and she is offering it for $2 today.

She is also offering Field of Dreams. I love thse Earthy colors.

You can also pick up Enchanted Afternoon by Gypsy Couture.

Go check them out!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Celebrate! The Brag Book

I've been wanting to make a brag book for some time, last night I finished one using my Celebrate! kit. Personally I plan on making a book for my nephew, his birthday is on the 4th of July and I got a lot of great photos at his party.

Don't you just love those yummy layers?! I had so much fun making it.

This 5x7in. brag book includes 2 front covers, 6 pages and 1 back cover. There is plenty of room for photos and journaling. Pages can be repeated and covers can also be used as alternate or additional pages. I made it patriotic without making it specific to the 4th of July, great for so many occasions. As a bonus, I am including the fireworks from my Celebrate! kit to help you personalize it for your 4th of July photos. You can pick it up for $2.99 here.

Actually, you may want to wait until tomorrow...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

AMERICANA... a new mini kit

Well, it's really not so mini. I made a few more elements. Kit includes 6 papers, 23 elements and an awesome full American Flag alpha! These are some of my favorite elements and the alpha rocks... if I do say so myself. I made sure to use the same color scheme as Celebrate! so both kits compliment eachother. Americana is just a little more worn... a little distressed. Classic.

It is definitely bigger than the usual mini kit and even includes a full alpha, but it has a few less elements and papers than my recent kits so I decided to give it a price break. You can pick it up for $2.99 here. Happy Scrapping!

Hybrid CT Call

Stuff To Scrap is having a Hybrid CT Call!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I hope you are all having a great weekend! My plan was to relax as my husband has a four day weekend. We went to the lake yesterday and had a great time. We we're supposed to go to a birthday party we were invited to and then to Summerfest. Except my husband got a migraine while we were at the lake. We came home and he ended up taking an almost six hour long nap. I got a little bored and thought I would make a quick alpha... I couldn't stop though and ended up with a mini kit. I present to you Americana...

Kit includes 6 papers, 17 elements and a full uppercase alpha. I'll try adding it to my store today. I have to go to my nephew's birthday party and am hoping to go see some fireworks too. Stay safe and have fun!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A New Challenge, Some Layouts And A Chance To Win!

WOW! After the slow month I had in June, I'm back with a vengance, huh? Let me tell you that every single layout in this post will feature my new kit Celebrate!

First, I forgot to let you all know that the new July Desktop Calendar Challenge is up.

This is my desktop:

Here is Sandra's:

Now, for a little eye candy. Jamie of Every Ever After Designs agreed to guest CT for this kit, isn't that sweet? Here is her layout:

This one is from Chris, I love how she used my stitched flag paper.

If you are not in the US or Canada, you can still use the kit just as Ányi did here.

Here is Noelle's take on the kit:

Now... do you want to win this kit? I've started a thread in the Blog To Win section of the forum. Check it out here. Good luck!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's New Release Day at TDC

If you are into scrapping you have to love Thursdays!

Mari Koegelenberg just released Happiness Mini Kit, it is 20% off today, so you can pick it up for just $2.40 for today! I just love the colors in this kit.

I made two layouts with it. The first one stars my son... you have to love those eyes!

This next one is of my husband... yeah, I love his eyes too.

Gypsy Couture has released Gentle Morning. Just look at those colors and elements... so dreamy. You can pick it up on sale today for $3.20.

I made this layout featuring my beautiful niece.

I hope you see something you like and enjoy my layouts. Happy Scrapping!