Beautiful kit used for this blog header is Hint of Spring (add on) by Let me Scrapbook. Check out her Blog here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

 With rainy season in full force I am pretty tired of clouds & the color grey. I live in a tropical paradise, so I really am ready to be surrounded with color again. At least the sun is out today.The only bad thing about sunny days is that means laundry. There are no dryers here so I have to wait for the sun to dry all my clothes. I have been busy with laundry the past two days. My husband is also keeping me busy with home projects. I have to take advantage when the "packrat" decides to get rid of the clutter. So I am a little late with the promised freebie, but alas it is here!
BUT first I want to show off what has been keeping me busy (besides laundry that is).
I had several designers with new releases this week. So lots of new stuff to look at.

Twin Mom Scraps has a fantastic new kit called Tooth Fairy. It is packed with great stuff. Here are the 2 LO's I did with this fabulous kit. It is definately worth checking out.

Milly Dee has added to her fabulous kit Animal Magic. The next two LO's are examples using both the full kit & the add on of Animal Magic. This kit was way fun to work with.

And I also played around with one of Rumki's newer kits "Sewen With Love" . This kit is fantastic to document any crafty type projects. I am using it to make a book documenting all the quilts myy mom is making for her grandchildren. I also used it in a more generic way to show off the baby.

And finally Sunny Day Scraps has created another beautiful kit. This one is right up my alley too. the name of the kit is Tropical Paradise! How perfect is that!? I know! The kit is beautiful & so much fun. There are tons of great elements & papers in this one.
Here is what I did with it.

But sorry the word art on the second one is not part of the is one I created myself, so guess what that means? YEP you are right I am giving it away. It matches this kit to perfection.

Download here (PNG format) - for Personal Use

I hope everyone enjoys this little gift. I am hoping to have another freebie by the end of the week.Hopefully.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Day

I am so happy today. I do have some wonderful news. I have added to my CT responsibilities. I have found same AMAZING designers to work with, and everyone will get to know them all very soon. The short story made long. lol. I was wandering around digiland one day. and when I was at DST.  I discovered a folder that was just what I was looking for. Its title "Calls" . The very first thread there is titled Scrappers available for CT position . Well I posted a little bio about me, a nd my interests, and had several designers contact me  to CT for them. Thank you to all who contacted me. I also found some favorite designers having calls & applied. I am still waiting to hear back from 2, but am so happy that I got accepted onto the teams I did. Yippiieeee.
the list you say? Here are my new CT teams. 
Designs by Krista
Rumki Designs
Milly Dee Designs
Sunny Day Scraps
all this in addition to the one CT I was already on.
Twin Mom Scraps
I have been busily creating away for all my designers, and have a ton to share.  I will have a freebie available this weekend, I just am not able to release it quite yet, so check back in after Friday.
and here are some of my pages.

fabulous 2 pager starring my beautiful little grandbaby, This is a stunning kit from Designs by Krista, called Be BOLD.

This 2 pager features my youngest little one Angel. The soft and beautiful kit used for this one is called Cheerful Hearts and is  the first collab between Wendy (Rumki Designs) and Cheri (HisKid Kreations). As sisters they always dreamed of creating a kit together, and now they have done it. and it is beautiful I must say. 

Yes that is me & my husband. We will be celebrating our 8th anniversary next month. I still do love him. The kit for this one is Hopelessly Devoted by Milly Dee. I adore this kit the little cherubs are adorable. and everything in the kit is beautiful.

I cant remember if I showed off my little guy (well he's not so little anymore) Dallas last time but I did a 2 pager with him..

The first tells the story of how the big carnival party of Recife was started, and the second shows Dallas having a fun time in the middle of it.
This gorgeous kit is Twin Mom Scraps newest release Glittery Dusk. It really suits my most recent trend of using dark papers as backgrounds. and had some beautiful light papers, and fantastic patterned papers too. and the elements are exceptional.

Well now that I have 'talked' your [eyes] off. I am just going to remind yáll to check back in after Friday, and I will have a new update, and some kind of freebie for you. See ya then.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

There has been so much going on. I am a bit slow in updating this time. Just to open up to my readers a little bit more I will share with you that I struggle with "major Depressive Disorder". Mostly my meds & therapy have a pretty good handle on the problem, but little things occur. The reason I am sharing this here is this week it was a very special LO that touched me. I dont know if it is really the depression or just plain homesickness, but I have been a bit down the past couple of days. With my therapist on Holiday, I have been self-therapizing with PS. The LO that started it was a letter to my granddaughter. I miss her so much. I miss her mom. I miss MY mom & dad. So what does this mean......well I have some wonderful new LO's and a couple new freebies that I have been working on.

First the letter to Kaydence.
This was a submission to the Capture the Moment contest at the Studio. I made it past week one with my page Heroes. Week two theme was "first look" this is what brought to my mind the first time I looked at baby K.

credits: Fantastic kit used is softer than Springtime by BooLand Designs.
Font used : Written on His Hands
Journaling : Dear Kaydence
I have been sitting here all day thinking about you. I dothat a lot. I love you so much words cannot describe.

Leaving you was the hardest decision I have ever had
to make in my life. I pray that someday you will be able
to understand this. I often think about the first time
I saw you. The moment you were born my life changed.
You held my heart in your little hands. I knew a new
kind of love. I was and will always be a Grandma. We
became so close during your first 2 years of life. You 
were always by my side, and I loved it. You have 
grown into such a wonderful little girl, and I feel as 
though I have missed it all. I have watched you from
afar. I have enjoyed our video chats. The tears you 
have seen in my eyes are evidence orf just how much I 
miss you.
You will always be my sweet grandbaby. And you 
will always continue to hold my heart in your little
fingers, just as you did the first time I looked upon
Love Grandma

also for the Studio I made a challenge page. This was for the Featured Designer Challenge. The featured designer for the first part of the month is Eva, the talent behind eqrAveziur Designs. The kit is Serenity Obsession Freebie Add On. 
Here is my page:

Dont you just adore the word art.....Well if you do I have a surprise coming for you.  Just one or two more LO's first. 

I used a Fantastic new kit by the Kit Cart called My Dad. It is just bursting with fabulous papers & elements. There is a little of everything, you will find something for the dad/man/boy in your life.  AND the word art on this one is FREE too! You can pick it up on the Kit Carts BLOG

Now on to my gift to you all.  As Promised the word art.