Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My First CU Item

Today I have some layouts that I want to show off here, that have been made using some of my kits, and shared with me.

Kez Creates shared this adorable layout of her children with me. She used the My Guy kit and No Buddy wordart . Click on the LO for full credits and to leave her some love.

by kezcreates 

Alison sent me this layout of her Dad, that she made using my Heritage kit.  Click on the LO for her full credits and to leave her some love.

by Alison

I love seeing what you do with my creations. So keep sending them!!!
Thank you ladies for allowing me to share these fantastic layouts here!

Did you know that each color of a rose has a different meaning?

Here is a basic list of the meanings...
Red - Love, respect, courage, passion, and beauty
Pink - Gratitude, appreciation, sympathy, elegance, and grace
White - Secrecy, reverence, purity, innocence, and unity
Yellow - Joy, friendship, welcome back, and freedom (can also signify jealousy)
Peach - Beauty, admiration, and desire
Red & White - Unity
Coral - Desire
Orange - Enthusiasm and fascination
Lavender - Love at first sight
Green - Rejuvenation, fertility
Black- Death


Now the freebie I have for you today is roses, for you to color! This is my first CU product. I made this rose from a picture that I took of the rose bush in our yard. This is my first attempt at creating something of this nature, so I hope it works out alright. 

This includes only the gray-scaled versions. Colored is only for preview purposes.
You can color these to add to your layouts.
Use them in kits that you are making,(as freebies or for sell) by making some kind of change. 
Credit not required but is appreciated!
Full TOU included in download.
You can find the download link below the preview.

Kim's Scrappin' CU Roses
Download the CU Roses here


Have a scrap happy day!


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Take Time To Smell The Flowers

I grabbed these photos from June's blog of the beautiful Miss Lilly.  I just love scrapping this little beauty, she makes a fantastic subject to scrap.   Isn't she the most adorable baby!! I just love her smile, it always brings a smile to my face.

Stop and Smell the Flowers...

All parts are from the 'June CT Collab' by Cen's Stuff & CT Team
Ribbons, sign, flowers (at bottom of page) by June Schutrups-(Cen's Stuff)
Background paper by me - (Kim's Scrappin')
Paper for mat by Monica Rampani - (Random Inspirations)
Flower by Debi Cooper - (Sweet Adeline Designs)
Grass by Melanie Meijer de Oliveira - (Sweet As Mel)
Template by Kat - (TragedyScrappinAnne)
Cute baby is Miss Lilly , the beautiful smiling granddaughter of June


Smiles & Giggles ....

All parts are from the 'June CT Collab' by Cen's Stuff & CT Team
Dragonfly by June Schutrups-(Cen's Stuff)
Background paper, frame, Paper for mat, word art by me - (Kim's Scrappin')
Cute baby is Miss Lilly , the beautiful smiling granddaughter of June


If you missed this GREAT kit, you can find my part by clicking on the link on the right titled - June CT Collab. And the other parts by going to the different blogs of Cen's Creative Team, you may have to look through past post to find them.  Keep your eye out for our next collab kit!!  I have made you a couple of QP's from these layouts.  You will find the download link below, or by clicking on the preview.

Download the Quickpages here

I'd like to thank you all , who have left comments on the new look of my blog, and on my latest kit - Heritage, here and at 4shared. I enjoy reading them and you are the ones who inspire me to keep sharing my creations. I'd also like to say thank you to all of the designers who create the fantastic CU items that can be used to help make the different creations!

Lois has created a great set of BB pages from the Backyard Playground kits by the ADS Designers, of which I am a member. You can find the download for them below or by clicking on the preview.  Thanks again Lois for using parts of my kit in these BB pages.

You can find the download link on Lois' blog here . Don't forget to thank her for the time she put into making these and sharing them with everyone.  And keep your eye out for what the ADS Designers have in store for you in August!  I have saw some of the previews and it promises to be as great as Backyard Playground was!!!  With some very talented designers participating.

I'd like to send out wishes for a speedy recovery to Kat - (TragedyScrappinAnne), who is still in the hospital, though now out of ICU.  Diana is keeping everyone updated on Kat's blog.  Toni is printing off the comments left for Kat, and taking them to the hospital for her to read. So if you too are missing Kat around, hop over to her blog and leave her a comment or two.  There is also a 'Cards for Kat' folder in the gallery here at K-Joi. If you would like to make a digi card for her, you can post it in this gallery , or the gallery of your choice and post a link to it in this thread. If you would like to mail a card to her, the address can be found on her blog.

Try to take time out and laugh or at least smile today, it is contagious!!
Here are a few quotes on laughter that I really like...

Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit.
Author Unknown

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
e.e. cummings

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
Bob Newhart

Pass on a smile to someone today!!


Friday, July 18, 2008


This will be a short post today, I just wanted to stop in and share this kit with you that I made for Kim's color challenge over at DSO.

I've changed the look of my blog, and I love these colors!! What do you think of the new look?  

Ok here is the kit I created, I think these colors were great for a Heritage kit, and since I love genealogy, and scrapping the older photos that I find, I decided to create a Heritage Kit.  I hope that someone can use it.


Download elements here
Download papers here LINK FIXED!!!

Have a Scrap Happy Day

Thursday, July 10, 2008

You like my blog!!

WOW!! I've received an award from Lorri and Candie! Thank you so much ladies, I'm glad to hear that you like my blog.

So now I have to pass this award on to seven other wonderful blogs:

1. June - http://censloft.blogspot.com/
2. Nikki - http://nikkimcgilberry.blogspot.com/
3. Kris - http://wenchdgrafix.com/yakkin/
4. Kim - http://kimbsdesigns.blogspot.com/
5. Bunny - http://www.bunnycates.com/
6. Kat - http://tragedyscrapinannes.blogspot.com/
7. Gabrielle - http://glo-gabrielle.blogspot.com/

I'd like to share a LO that I did for the Dosies over at DSO. This is the first week of this, and the challenge is to scrap where you are from.

The beautiful hills and rolling creeks are some of my favorite sights in Kentucky.  These photos were made by me of some of my favorite spots.


Home Sweet Home by by Nikki McGilberry 
Kentucky template by Deltapdawn

I also have a freebie for you today. Candie and Kat have generously gave me the ok to give you this quick page. Plus Candie is giving the kit away on her blog, and you can find the template that I used (slightly tweaking it) on Kat's blog.

Download the Quick page here

June has a nice frame on her blog today. And the girls over at DSO have a great collab kit that you can grab just by blog hopping. You can start on Nikki's blog then just follow the links to find the rest.

That's all for today folks :)
Have a Scrap Happy Day,

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sharing Sunday

What a surprise I received when Candie emailed me and asked if she could use my bubble overlay in a kit that she was working on.  I gave her the OK to use it, and just look at the lovely kit that she created!!  Great for those days at the beach photos that are waiting to be scrapped.

Day At The Beach

Here is a layout that I did using an old photo of my oldest son on the beach. I guess it's been a long time since we've been to the beach!  LOL 

I just absolutely LOVE this background! It would be great for diving photos as well, don't you think? And I used a template that TragedyScrapinAnne gave away on her blog, which helped me with my LO. I love templates, and Kat is a whiz at them!!

Credits . . .

Day At The Beach by Candie
template by TragedyScrapinAnne

font is Promised Freedom

Candie is giving this kit away, under the condition that at least 50 people leave her a comment on her designing. So what are you waiting on? Hop on over there and let her know that you like this kit and you want it!! Plus she has a quick page made from this kit waiting for you when you get there.  While you are blog-hopping don't forget to stop by Cen's Loft for the links to the fantastic CT Collab Kit!!  If you like templates as much as I do, don't forget Kat's blog for some terrific templates to help you on your way to a wonderful layout! She has some great freebies over there!  Tell them Kim sent you.

And in case you would like to have the Bubbles overlay, and missed it the first time around here it is again. . .

Download Bubbles here

Have a Scrap Happy Day!!


Thursday, July 3, 2008

CT Collab

I'm back with another part of a collab kit for you!!  Today is my day for the CT Collab kit, that the members of June's CT team have put together for you. The theme of the kit was gardens and flowers, so it's full of pretty elements and cute little bugs and things. I know it say's the June Collab kit and it is now July, but because of a death in June's family, things were put on hold for a little while. My deepest sympathy goes out to June at the loss of her step-father. 

I want to share a layout that I made using my part, and a photo that I took yesterday of one of the watermelons that are growing in our garden. I like the way this photo turned out, if you look close you can see the dew still on it.


My part contains . . .
5 cute ribbon butterflies
3 frames
4 flowers
1 mushroom
3 ribbons
5 staples
3 word art patches
6 papers
It is in two separate downloads ,so be sure and get both!

Download the elements here
Download the papers here
Or by clicking on the previews.

If you have missed any of the other parts , hop over to Cen's Loft to find some more goodies to go with this plus the links to the other girls parts as well, after you finish here of course. LOL  And you will end up with another HUGE kit!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Backyard Playground

I've joined in the ADS Designers collab kit for this month and boy do we have a lot of goodies for you!! When you finish at my blog,  see the links below to visit the other blogs and grab up all the parts and you will end up with a HUGE kit! Remember we are all in different parts of the world so if you go to a link and its not there try it again later.  Also things happen beyond a designers control so be kind if you don't find something at a link. Places like 4shared get grumpy if we all download at once so if it doesn't seem to work try again later as all of the links will be up for the whole month of July, so you will have plenty of time to get all the different parts. Here are the previews for my part, I would love to see ANY of your layouts created with this.

Download Backyard Playground elements here
Download Backyard Playground papers here
Or by clicking on the previews.

Kay over at Grandma's Pixels has created a lovely quickpage using my part of this collab. She has made my part look good, thanks Kay!!!

You can find the download for this quickpage on Kay's blog here.
Or by clicking on the preview.

And Heather of HSDesigns has also created a lovely quickpage to share with you.  Thank you Heather for helping make my kit look good!!

You can find the download for this quickpage on Heather's blog here .
Or by clicking on the preview.

I'm sending out a BIG Thank You to all that have passed through my blog,
found a freebie that they could use,
and took the time to leave a comment, here, in my chat box, or  at 4shared.
You are the ones that inspire me to keep creating and sharing with everyone. 
You Rawk!!!!

Have a scrap happy day,


Links to find the rest of the Backyard Playground

Aeryn at Munchkin Scraps
Becky at Life In The Texas Panhandle
Beth at Lighthouse Designs
Brooke at Ahhh Scrap!
Crystal at DigiScrapalicious
Crystal at The AMAZED Scrapper note: Crystal had some issues with her files early on the 1st but fixed the problems as soon as she found out. If you downloaded previously and experienced problems, please feel free to visit her blog to replace them.
Debbie at Beckmoore's Scrapalittle
Debi at Sweet Adaline Designs
Denise at Designs By Crazy Diamond
Donna at Mamadukez Creations
Erika at PinkuPixie's Bits -n- Pieces
Heather at H.S. Designs
Joni at Ahhh Scrap!
Joy at Share Joy
Karen at Lighthouse Scrapping
Kathy at Carolina Girl Scrap Creations
Kathy at the Scraploft
Kay at Grandma's Pixels
Kelly at KSH Scrapping
Krisi at Krisi's Kreations
Lara at Lara's Digi World
Leaonna at Busy Scrappin
Lori at ScripityScrap
Melanie at By God's Design
Melanie at Scrapping Life As It Happens
Melanie at Sweet As Mel
Michaele at Burkhart Scrap Zone
Mollie at SwordaScrappin
Monica at Random Inspirations
Nadine at Scrappinmamma's Digitals
Nancy at Scrappy Cats Designs
Nikki at Just Passin Thru
Patty at SHA Scraps
Penny at Just me....randomly babbling
Rachael at Creations By Rachael
Shannon at One Scrap at a Time
Sheila at abyscraps by Sheila
Stella at Stellarific Creations
Sue at Scrap Stew Sue
jaydensmama at Scrapping With Tammy
Utski at Utski Can Scrap