Monday, May 30, 2011

Some Scrappy Time

I've been working on several things at once, including a class I need to take for a course I'm teaching next year. It's easy to multi-task with. So I've been working on some pages for a challenge I'm participating in over at They have a Birthday Challenge that has been going in the whole month of May. If I complete at least 6 of the challenges, I get a really cool mega digi kit. So far, I've finished 4 of the 9 total challenges. I probably could have done all of them but life got in the way. [My son has a medical issue and had surgery earlier this month. Then we got an urgent call from his doctor to come in right away since a post-op scan revealed a possible problem that may have required yet more surgery. Turns out that he was ok and didn't need more surgery but it seems like with his rare condition, this may happen relatively often.] Ah well. That's life.

But surprisingly, I've still managed to scrap some. Here are my latest creations...

This uses elements from the T is for Trouble Mega kit (stars, stitching, title letters) from Stuff to Scrap, red-orange papers from Sprouting Seeds Studios (freebie papers). The remainder of the papers and the "patterned paper" are my designs (pp is actually a photo of my son's hospital gown).
This was made from the Spumoni Gardens 2 kit by JMC Designs available at The challenge was to use all of the elements of the kit at least once on a layout. I did add two color matched cardstock sheets (solid green and dark pink photo mat) using the eyedropper tool  and the texturizer in PSE. 

My niece picking sweet peas in my parents backyard one Easter. I used the Springtime Fever kit by Tia Bennett from TwoPeasInABucket. I also used the font Angel Tears by Billy Argel.

My thoughts and reflections on my little guy turning one. I used the Everyday Wishes kit by Jenn CK Designs and Jennifer Labre Designs (a collab kit) from I love this photo of him and his teddy bear but the background of the photo was awfully pink looking. I think the papers I chose from the Everyday Wishes kit complemented the pinkish color but also downplayed it by adding in the bolder red and blue. At least in my mind it did. I'd love your feedback on this LO in the comments section. 

Thanks for looking everyone. I definitely appreciate comments and feedback on my layouts.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

6 days and counting...

Yep, just 6 more teaching days left (then 3 days of final exams and of course, countless hours of grading final projects). I'm so in need of a break now. Spring break was super late so we were all dragging when it got here and I think I may have been too tired to enjoy it. But somehow I've managed to get in some scrappy time. Woohoo! Here are a couple of my latest projects...

 Papers and elements (except alpha) from Persuasion kit by Marcee Duggar ( and alphabet from Noel kit by Rachel Dickson (

Quickpage from the goodies that came with the DigitalScrapbookTeacher's latest book -it's part of the Super Sonic kit by Amy Teets

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Ok, so I'm a day late posting but it was a nice day - and it's sort of still going on. I had a nice (but super busy) day Saturday - the little guy had hockey class, as did my husband. Then we did some stuff around the house and I actually got some time to scrap. Mother's day was pretty similar - a quiet day with only a trip to a book fair where I got my little guy some more books and I got some for myself, my mom, my niece and nephew as well. I love books and generally believe that you can never have too many books. My mother's day present was more scrappy time - woohoo - and I used it to make some LOs for the Big Picture Classes Creative Crop. I even found out today that I'd won one of the prizes for a challenge! How cool! Anyway, here's a little of what I worked on this weekend...

 (above) The mother's day card I made for my mom. I used templates from Kiwi Lane Designs (wave from Aspen Court and butterfly from Tiny Nature) and papers from Provo Craft (very old papers from my stash)

(above) The card I made for my husband to give his mom. Made from papers in my stash (that are so old, I have no idea who made any of them). Also used Kiwi Lane templates (both flowers and the butterfly are the Tiny Nature set)