Monday, July 20, 2009

Oasis Beach Resort QP

I've had the pleasure of scrapping with Oasis Beach Resort by Carena's Designs. This kit is perfect for building a beach scene, or for regular type layouts. I've had a blast with it!!  I'd like to share some layouts that I've made with it. 

Gatorland was a favorite place of mine to go to when I was small. I have fond memories of going there with my Dad and brother. So when my daughter took her kids to Florida on vacation I suggested they go here. They too loved it!  

KGatorland Fun

Oasis Beach Resort by Carena's Designs
WA from Let's Take A Vacation Word Art by Words To Delite
Template One by Ptitelandaise

With this layout I created a scene with one of my granddaughters, Abigayle. Doesn't it look like she is ready to grab the seagull? LOL

Abigayle's Paradise


I did this LO for the July 09 Coconut Reef Challenge (Scraplift) at DDR. The original layout was Guiding Light also by me.

Every Minute

Oasis Beach Resort by Carena's Designs
Every Minute Word Art by Bethany
Scraplift of Guiding Light also by me


Carena has this kit 25% OFF until July 24th, you can find it here at Digidesignresort. 



I've made a quick page from my last layout above, that Carena has generously gave me permission to share it with you today.

KS_Carena-Oasis Beach Resort_QP_preview

Download the Oasis Beach Resort QP here at 4Shared


Have a scrap-happy week!!!




Saturday, July 18, 2009

I'm on another CT!

Whohoo I've got lots to share today!! First I've got to toot my horn a little. My layout Anchors Aweigh won LOTW at Digi Scrap Obsession for the week of June 30 - July 6.  Thank you Shannon for choosing it, I'm honored! And thanks to LouCee for the fabulous kit and to Jazzy for the fantastic word art. Without both of them this layout wouldn’t have been possible.  Here is the layout.

Anchors Aweigh

July 4th Mini by LouCeeCreations (freebie)
WA from Our Military by Words To Delite - re-colored
Font used for journaling is BlackJack


I've joined Kristine aka WenchdGrafix creative team. She sent me an email asking me to consider it, and having been a fan of her designs for a long time it didn't take me long to say yes! LOL

Here is the first layout that I've made as a CT member, using her beautiful kit Serene.  The wordart used in this layout is from A Touch Of Nature by Jazzy.  And I used the SM Tuesday Template by Jeni Hopewell Designs. This is my take on it.

My Medicine

And this next layout was made using Colors of Leslie. if you purchase this kit, you get the QP set free for a limited time!   Also the matching mini is given away on Kristine's blog. This wordart is also by Jazzy and from the Smiles Wordart Bundle.  I used Blog Template 132 by Bunny Cates on this one.

A Childs Smile



LouCee Creations has a new kit out in the store today Freshly Picked at %40 OFF. It is a gorgeous kit, which I've enjoyed scrapping with.  This first layout that I made with it, is a get well card for Jazzy, who is in hospital at the moment and in the ICU, if you could all just keep her in your prayers please. Hope you feel better soon Jazzy!!  I also used Template 3 from Greeting Card Templates Set 02 by Andrea Gold. the font used on this card is CutiePatootie a freebie by Matahati Designs.

Get Well Jazzy

And here is another layout that I scrapped with this kit, of my DH, who is a blessing to me.  The wordart in this layout is by Jazzy also and is from Words About Life, (re-colored) And another fantastic template by Bunny Cates - Blog Template 133.

A Blessing



I did two layouts with the Wedding Collab by the Digidesignresort Designers. Another beautiful kit, and could have been made for my youngest DS and his DW's wedding, the colors are a perfect match!  I used the July Template Freebie by Christie Lemmon Designs. The font used in this layout is Scriptina, one of my favorite fonts.

Cuttin' Up

And this one I used a wordart from I Thee Wed by Jazzy (re-colored)

Two Become One



If you are still with me, thank you for looking at my layouts. I have a template freebie to share with you today.  The set comes in your choice of PSP or PSD versions, and contains one each, 12x12, 8.5x11, and 6x4 inches. This template is based on one of my past layouts.  And as usual you have your choice of where to download.


Download Blog Template PSP 12 here at 4Shared
Download Blog Template PSD 12 here at 4Shared
Download Blog Template PSP 12 here at Mediafire
Download Blog Template PSD 12 here at Mediafire
Download Blog Template PSP 12 here at File Savr
Download Blog Template PSD 12 here at File Savr


Have a fun-tastic weekend!! I'll be back on Monday with another freebie for you.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Garden Delite

First thing I want to share with you today is a layout that Saphira created of her son who is a firefighter-by-call in Germany. She used my kit Just Call Me The Fireman, that I created back in October of 2008. You can still find this kit here if you missed it.  Thank you again Saphira for sharing this with me and allowing me to post it here on my blog, sorry it has taken me so long to get it posted.  I would also like to thank FireMom who wrote a review on her blog recently about this kit.  You can see what she had to say about it, plus see a fantastic layout that she made with it here on her blog.

9 by Saphira

I so enjoy seeing how you use my designs, and hearing what you think of them.  A BIG thank you to all who take the time to leave a comment or send me a copy of your layouts.

What a digi-scrapping frenzy I have been on lately!  The first one I would like to share with you today is one I call  Freedom Isn't Free .  I found this picture on the web and just had to scrap it. In memory of all who died for our Freedom and in honor of all who have fought and/or still fighting.

Freedom Isn't Free

Angels Tears Collab by Kim Broedelet and Chaos Lounge Creations
this kit can be found here at DSO or here at ESS
WA from 4th of July Word Art by Words To Delite
Template by casscreatingnow (June 9 Praiser Pack at Gotta Pixel)
Picture from the web


This next layout was made using the new wordart by Jazzy aka Words To Delite, Chocoholic!  If you are like me, you have at least one of these in your family if not more. Our family is full of Chocoholic's with me being at the top of the heap. LOL  I don't think that the kit I used for this layout is available any longer, it is an older one from my stash. Can you tell that my grandson's favorite ice cream is chocolate.  hehehe  

Love's Chocolate

Neopolitan by Nikki McGilberry
Wordart from Chocoholic by Words To Delite
Template by Mrs. Wresh

Here is a preview of this delicious new word art package which you can find here in the store at DSO.

Chocoholic Wordart Preview


Next is a scene I created of one of my DGD's using a beautiful new kit Oasis Beach Resort by Carena's Designs.    

Abigayle's Paradise 


This layout is of my oldest DGD when she was a flower girl in my youngest DS' wedding. It was created for the quote challenge over at Digi Scrap Obsession and the font challenge week one over at Elemental Scraps.

Toothless Grin

Colors of Kristine by Designs by Kristine
template from East meets West by ChrissyW & Angie Kovacs Digital Designs
font used is Do I like Stripes?


And this layout of my youngest DS and his wife on their wedding day I created for the font challenge over at DSO.  This is a beautiful font and one I'm sure I will be using again.


Mezzaluna by Kim Broedelet
template from East meets West by ChrissyW & Angie Kovacs Digital Designs
Fonts used are Scriptina and vtks Deja Vu


This layout I made using my kit Garden Delite that I made for the color challenge part 2 at DSO. You will find the download links below. It is me with 5 of my grandchildren, at my oldest DS's wedding on Valentine's Day of this year.


Garden Delite by Kim's Scrappin' (me)
Word art from Grandparents Freebie by Jazzy
Template by Carena
Font used for date is DJB KRISTIN by Darcy Baldwin 


And here is the kit that I created for part two of the color challenge at DSO.  This kit contains 15 - 12x12 inch papers two used in the layout above and the cluster frame used in the layout above. The Cluster Frame I included in both a version without shadows (except for creating) and one with the shadows as used in my layout.  There are three separate downloads to get this kit, so make sure you get it all.  Downloads at your choice of three sites are below the preview.

Garden Delite

Download Garden Delite part 1 here at 4Shared
Download Garden Delite part 2 here at 4Shared
Download Garden Delite part 3 here at 4Shared
Download Garden Delite part 1 here at Mediafire
Download Garden Delite part 2 here at Mediafire
Download Garden Delite part 3 here at Mediafire
Download Garden Delite part 1 here at File Savr
Download Garden Delite part 2 here at File Savr
Download Garden Delite part 3 here at File Savr


Until next time,
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.


Monday, July 6, 2009

Song in my heart

I'm back today with a couple of layouts to share with you.  Feeling a little melancholy lately, I have dived into some of my older pictures, before the days when I scrapped them or even had the time too. hehehe  And found some that I wanted to scrap now.

This first one is my two smiling sons, clowning around, when they were young. - both are now grown. I so miss these days.  Created for the template challenge over at DDR.


Smiling For Life by  Érica Mathia
WA from the Smiles Wordart Bundle by Words To Delite
Template by Carena
Font used for quote down the side is AndrewScript


This layout I created from my kit for the color challenge part one at DSO this month. Yes I said part one, KimB not only has one great color challenge this month but two!!  Keep your eye for another kit from me soon, you will find this one below. I used some of the items in KimB's Mini Grab Bag #6 to create this kit, along with other things.  The wordart in this layout is from Just Music Word Art by Words To Delite, re-colored by me.  Jazzy aka Words To Delite has some fabulous wordart packs that can be used over and over in your layouts. Need some great wordart to help make your page really pop, you should check out her store here at DSO.

Speech of Angels


Here is the kit - Song In My Heart if you would like it.  Don't forget to check out the color challenges part one and part two for more fantastic goodies when you finish here! They have different color schemes and are sure to be full of some beautiful designs before July is over.  There is only one download for this kit but as I've been doing lately it is offered in three different places for you to download from.  You will find the links below the previews.

Song in my Heart

And here is a preview of the papers

Song in my Heart Paper Pack

NOTE:This freebie has now been removed from my blog. I have added even more to the kit making it a MEGA Kit! Which you will be able to find at Scrapbook Flair (still a freebie) very soon!


I'm off to scrap some more today, I received a fantastic RAK of the kit Outdoor Play from Smooth Sailing Designs, who was known as Laura M. Designs but has now changed her designing name. This kit will be perfect for some of our camping pictures!!

Have a scrap-happy day,


Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I've got quite a few things to share with you today.  First I wanted to tell you about the sale DSO is having to help you celebrate Independence day. It is storewide and one day only, Saturday July 4th. Everything except Grab Bags and Services are 30% off for this one day! 

If you pay close attention to my post today you will find links to several freebies that you may have missed around different blogs. Be sure and read the whole post.

LouCeeCreations is having a sale of her designs. Where you will find all of her designs over 99 cents for half price

celebration sale

She also has this gorgeous freebie for you today on her blog.



Jazzy has a new wordart package over at DSO too. It is for Our Military and a fantastic pack!!

Our Military


Here is a layout that I made today using LouCee's July 4th Mini and Jazz's Our Military wordart. This is my grandfather who served in the Navy during WW2.

The journaling reads...
I never got the chance to meet my
Grandpa Jones but have been told
that he was quite a character.
One of the things he did in his
lifetime was to serve upon the
USS Pollack SS180 Submarine
during World War two.

Anchors Aweigh


The challenges are well underway for another month, and I've gotten started with them. I love the challenges because they give me a new idea for layouts that I might not have ended up with otherwise.

Here is one that I did for the Animal Kingdom challenge over at DSO, hosted by LouCee. She has a beautiful posting bonus that you get just for doing the challenge! I saw this picture in my sister's pictures and it was just begging to be scrapped. LOL

Dogs Are...

Color Me Happy by Kim Broedelet (a freebie)
WA from Doggie Treats Wordart by Words To Delite


This one I did for the BOM (Book of Me) challenge at DSO. It is hosted by Lynn, and yep you get a beautiful posting bonus for this one too! As you do for ALL of the challenges over at DSO!! We were to scrap a baby picture and a recent picture of ourselves for this one.

Older-Younger Me

Smiling For Life by  Érica Mathia
WA from Happy Birthday Kim (KimB) by Jazzy (a freebie)
Font used for journaling is BlackJack


This one I did for the scraplift challenge at DSO, and the tourist trap challenge at DDR. This is one of my granddaughters, she always seems to have such a serious look on her face to be so young. Makes me wonder what she's thinking.


Softly Does It by LouCeeCreations (a freebie)
WA from All About Kids by Words To Delite
Scraplift of All you need is love by Hutchie


Speaking of Scraplift challenges, I just have to share this with you. One of my layouts was chosen for the scraplift challenge over at DDR this month!  Thanks again Carena!!  Here is the layout for the scraplift challenge. If you do this challenge let me know, I'd love to see your take on it!

Guiding Light

Summer Dreaming by Mistica Designs
Wordart from Fathers Day for Dad Word Art by Words To Delite


Now if you are still with me you deserve this freebie I have for you. Downloads to the three different places can be found below the preview. Did you find the other freebie links? hehehe

Happy 4th July

Download Happy 4th of July here at 4Shared
Download Happy 4th of July here at Mediafire
Download Happy 4th of July here at File Savr


You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.  ~Erma Bombeck

Have a happy and safe 4th of July however you may celebrate it!