Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Dog Kit & Free Qickpage

I think I started making this kit in August or something and fizzled out on it. I finally set a goal to finish it up and get it released by the end of the month so here it is! You can grab it in my store HERE. To view just the papers, click HERE. To help me preview this new kit and the free quickpage, I'm using a photo of my brother and SIL's new puppy, Alexa!!!! She's a cutie, don't ya think?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Project 365 Runner-Up

For those of you doing Project-365, you may have run into this same dilemma. At the end of the day, I sometimes end up with more than one photo worthy of being "The photo of the day." I came across that problem on the 12th of Jan. It was the first decent snow we had and the first time the boys got to go sledding with their new sleds. I brought my camera to the park with us and took several nice photos. My personal favorite of the day was this photo I took of Kayla. The reason I like it so much is because in the exact moment I snapped this photo....A) I caught her looking right at me (something she NEVER does when I have my camera aimed at her). B) She's in focus. C) The lighting was just right. Despite this being my favorite photo of that day, I chose THIS PHOTO instead because it defined the day more adequately. At least Kayla gets to have her own layout :) For a closer look at Kayla click here :)

Credits: Template by Hannah: Winter Wonderland Sampler by Ellie Lash: Winter wordart and snowflakes by Sev-Designs: Font-Mom's Typewriter

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Geocaching layouts

I finally got around to using my latest kit Geocachin' Passion for this layout.
Journaling reads: This was a cold windy day for geocaching. We went with your uncle Eddie and cousin Jackson. While we were looking in one spot, you found this tiny cache well hidden in a hole in the tree. GreatJob Hunter!
Credits:Geocachin' Passion papers and elements by Calico's Digital Designs;Template by Sya's Blueprints; Fonts-Stencil STD, Chapparral Pro

My Friend Christie used the same kit to do this wonderful 2-page layout of her geocaching adventure!
Credits can be found here

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Playtime with the Wii

Our latest pastime...or should I say obsession, is our new Wii. We decided to buy one this year and we gave it to the boys on Dec 19th so we could all enjoy it on our 2 week vacation. We were so immersed in all the fun over Christmas and the boys are still having a ball with it. They're favorite games by far are Lego Batman and Mario Kart but they love all the sports games, too. I can't decide which game is my favorite...Wii fit, golf, bowling, dodge ball, pool...I love them all. Great fun for sure!!!
Credits: Template by Cathy K Designs; Kit-Come out and play by Amanda Heimann; Font-Dupree

I forgot to mention MY project 365

I've decided to join in on the hottest thing in digiland...project 365. If you haven't joined in on the fun yourself, you're probably tired of hearing about it (and you're probably not even reading this). Anyway, when I first read about it I had ZERO interest in it. I thought why would I, someone who has thousands of photos on my hardrive already, want to take 365 more photos of random things. Then on the second day of the year, I started reading and seeing examles of finished 365 projects and found myself emmersed in the thought of doing my own. Luckily I took some photos the day before (Jan 1) so I grabbed my camera and set out on the journey. The best 6 year old son, Hunter heard me talk about it and said he wanted to do his own p-365. I got us both set up on our own blogs and I'm proud to say that on day 10, we're both still going strong! Here's our links;

Friday, January 9, 2009

Another Layout

Credits: Quickpage from December Scrapper's Guide Premier (Kit by Kristin Cronin-Barrow); Alpha-Spring Breeze by Shabby Princess; Font-Tekton Pro

The boys got new sleds for Christmas and have been hoping for snow every day. Colorado has been getting lots of snow in the mountains but here in the city, it's been well below average. They decided to head out in their pj's one (unusually warm) morning and try them out. We don't have a hill in the backyard but Hunter did a pretty good job pulling Riley around on a little patch of snow. Here's a quick video:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Resolution time...again!

It's that time of year again for setting goals and making resolutions. My scrapping goal is to complete one layout per week but I hope to do a lot more than that. I'm not sure how much designing I'll do this year but I would like to finish up my dog kit and get it released very soon. I got a new Wacom tablet for Christmas and when I get time to play, I'd like to create a little freebie with it. I've been in a scrapping lull lately and just can't seem to get started on any layouts. I tried to challenge myself last night and I think that's how I finally got this one done. I pretty much gave myself an hour to get a layout done. It took me longer than an hour(fine tuning it) but knowing I set that goal really forced myself to stop spinning my wheels and just get something done. I'll think I'll try that again next week. I hope you're all having a good start to your new year!

Credits: Template 047 by Moriginals; Wordart by Denise Beatty; Paper and elements from 'A day to remember' by Merkeley Designs; Font- Amanda's Hand.
Journaling reads: "We celebrated the New Year on the club level at the Sheraton Denver Tech. We had an atrium window with a great view of the city. The boys stayed awake until midnight with the help of snacks & Wii-Lego Batman! Since they allow dogs , Kayla was able to party with us!"