Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Go! Go! Go!

I found this template over at DST - I downloaded it and used it immediately!! I think it is TOTALLY AWESOME!! It belongs to Fran - and I almost used the same kit she did...until I realized it was the same! LOL

The kit is Denim Blues Reloaded by Flergs and the word art was a blog freebie from Bethany, but you can check out her store HERE.

Also, how about a little peek for you....

Doesn't it look like the CUTEST thing you have ever seen!?!?!?!?! It's BRAND SPANKIN' NEW and it's from FISHBOWL DESIGNS!! You'll be able to buy it at SUNSHINE STUDIO SCRAPS this Saturday!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Zoo Day

We did have a zoo day!! Last weekend was totally GORGEOUS and I took two of my kids and my daughter's boyfriend out to the zoo!! I renewed our membership, so I am sure there will be lots of zoo photos this year!

I think this was my favorite photo of the bunch....

The kit is Kristen Aagard's ZOO DAY and is available over at SHABBY PICKLE!! I would also like to thank Kristen herself for her AWESOME customer service, something the store itself doesn't provide very well.

As always, thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Boy...Girl...Manic Monday!

The Studio Crew over at ScrapbookGraphics decided we should do a Masculine Play Day!! This was what came of it for me....

The kit is GEARED by Studio Rosey Posey and the template is PhotoCowGirl - part of her LIKE 'EM BIG template set. Of course, I kind of didn't use it exactly as it was meant to be, but that's one of the best things about templates, you can make them your own!!

Another thing going on in it's Monday (not my favorite day either) but that means MANIC MONDAY over at Scrap Matters! For just $2, you can get My Pink Caprice by ScrapMuss Designs!

Here's a picture of the kit...image is linked! Run over and grab it now!

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Page Starters 2

Amy Stoffel is not only an AWESOME designer, but she's a great scrapper too!!! These PageStarter templates are made from her layouts and they are totally awesome!!

This one uses her LOVE YOU kit, which came out in February and I continue to reach for it! I am totally loving the kit - and the templates!! You should grab them both for yourself over at Scrap Orchard!

See you tomorrow!! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Amy Stoffel has a gorgeous kit out called POSSIBILITY! I have a couple of things I can show you today that I made with the kit.

First - this cute little hybrid project. It's an Origami shirt, and just by virtue of how it's folded....

It will also make a PERFECT gift card holder!!!

I also created the layout below, which shows you MUCH more of the kit!! I totally love all the details Amy put in this one, especially that awesome alphabet that I know I will reach for over and over again!!

The template was a newsletter freebie from Studio NeeNee!

And that's it for this post!! Be sure to check back soon!

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Digi Dares

I don't often participate in the DigiDares - I would probably participate more often, but I just forget!! LOL Anyway, I am loving this weeks, so I did it!

Here are the "rules" straight from the DigiDares blog:
Dare flairs
  • I want to know why it is important to you, so journaling is a must.
  • I want to see at least one number on your page. Use it creatively on your page, for example in your title or journaling.
  • Have a main color for your page, it may be monochromatic or broken up by using complimentary colors to balance it out.

And here is what I came up with...

And the credits go like this:
And that's it for this one!! As always, thanks for stopping by and having a peek!


I am SOOOO loving the kits of Captivated Visions lately and this one is from her!! It's called SassyFrass and it's available at Elemental Scraps.

The template is by PhotoCowGirl and is available over at GingerScraps. I love these templates they are from her EXTREME CLUSTER set! They are totally awesome!! (and just became available today!!!)

Lastly, the word are is from Bethany who is NOW at SCRAPBOOK GRAPHICS - she has the absolute best word art! I love her stuff!!

Come on back tomorrow - I am doing all my posts in advance, so there will probably be something here to see! LOL

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I'm Lucky

I am lucky! I have beautiful children and don't really want for much. I did this layout and sometimes you just have to sit back and look at what you really have.

This layout was done with LUCKY U, a collab between ScrapMuss Designs & Stolen Moments. I didn't happen to have St. Patrick's Day photos, but as you can see, I didn't really need them.

What do you feel lucky about??

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fresh Air - Alana

Studio Alana has a GORGEOUS new kit out called FRESH AIR! Alana has such beautiful elements and I never feel I can do her kits justice! I am pretty happy with this layout though...

The template belongs to Bella Gypsy.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Butterflies & Buttercups...and a SNEAK PEEK!

Love the gorgeous colors in this kit! It's called Butterflies & Buttercups and is available over at Sunshine Studio Scraps in the FISHBOWL DESIGNS store!

I did use a template on this (as always) and this one is from Bella Gypsy. It's from her Sketchology: Hot Chicks pack (I love the names she comes up with!) and is available at Elemental Scraps.

I also have a sneak peek from GEEK CHIC SCRAPS!! You can see the full kit tomorrow at Polka Dot Plum!!

Come back tomorrow, I have more to show you....

Monday, March 22, 2010

sussieM Play Day

It's Monday!! And for the Studio Crew that means PLAY DAY!! Today we are featuring sussieM! I had never used a sussieM kit before doing this Play Day! They are cute as can be, but I didn't think they worked for my scrapping style. I was quite pleasantly surprised to have this layout as the outcome!!

So head on over to the Studio Matters blog and see what the rest of the Crew has created! And then be sure to run over the sussieM's store and grab some goodies and join us for Play Day!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Easter Morning

I love the way this layout turned out - probably the simplicity of it! This layout uses a new kit called EASTER MORNING from Man in the Moon Designs! It's actually a collab with Stolen Moments.

As my kinds are older, I didn't have any really cute Easter pictures, but I loved that I could create a non-Easter layout with the kit! You should see the YUMMY chocolate alphabet that goes with it!

Hop on over to Scrap Matters and have a peek!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mix It Up Sneak Peek

Isn't this the cutest thing?!?!? It's part of today's MIX IT UP post over at the Scrapbook Graphics Studio Matters blog....

I will tell you the paper is from Flergs CARVER kit...but that's all I am gonna tell you...follow THIS LINK and you can read the whole post!!

Be back soon...more tomorrow!

Hybrid Catch Up

Okay - so I have been slacking on my hybrid creations. Today, I truly made up for it!! Here's what I accomplished today!

Up first - Box in A Bag - two actually.

I have done these before - I could link you to some old, non-digital blog posts to show you, but I won't! LOL Anyway, this one is made using a template by Krisi Kreations, and is available over at Scrap Matters.

The kit is CAUGHT RED HANDED by Shawna Clingerman. It's the cutest darn kit you've ever seen! LOL

The second one uses the same template, but this kit is from Amy Stoffel and is called I'M JUST SAYIN'! I cute phrase that is well used in the CT Forum! This kit is totally adorable and if you're an Amy fan (even if you're not), it's a must have for your collection!

Next up - a triangular tube box. The template is by Kelleigh Ratzlaff over at the DigiChick. The kit is by Shawna Clingerman & Lauren Grier and is called BREATHE IN THE RAIN.

Last, but certainly not least, is this cute tapered box! Again a Kelleigh Ratzlaff template. The kit is LITTLE BIT O'GREEN by Geek Chic Scraps and is available over at Polka Dot Plum.

And that's my hybrid catch up! Be sure to come back tomorrow, I hope to have a sneak peek at my Mix It Up post for Scrapbook Graphics tomorrow!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tessie Troublemaker

For the ladies who attend the SBG's Tessie! I figured she deserved a layout! :) This is Tessie Troublemaker - she's actually one of Kate's alternate personalities. This girl looks like she has attitude, doesn't she? Yet somehow she looks a little familiar....

Kit is Studio mgl Spring Promise; template is Biograffiti.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Love You

I loved these pictures that were on Amanda's camera after she and her friends were out this weekend and I must say I think this layout is AWESOME! It's simple and I truly love it!!

The kit is AMY STOFFEL'S LOVE YOU and is available at her store at Scrap Orchard. The template is by BIOGRAFFITI and she sells over at Scrap Artist.

That's it for this post! Thanks for stopping by!


This is my daughter's friend Beth - she's a sweetie, but told tell her I said so (shhhhhhh!!!) LOL!!

It uses a new release from GEEK CHIC (and Sweet Tomato) Designs called YOU {SHAM} ROCK MY WORLD and you can get it over at POLKA DOT PLUM and one of the ROOM TO JOURNAL template by PhotoCowGirl, available at GingerScraps.

I am quite pleased with the layout. It's amazing that a year ago I didn't scrap digital...I guess I am just plain happy with my overall progress! Anyway, thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back soon!

Monday, March 8, 2010

My baby....

so she's 18, who cares!?!?!? She's still my baby! LOL Okay - done with my spaz! :) :)

This layout uses EVERYDAY YOU by DeCrow Designs and is available to Scrap Orchard and ROOM TO JOURNAL template by PhotoCowGirl, available at GingerScraps.

I really like the way it came out - I adjusted the template slightly to suit my purposes (well, why not?!?!?) but it's a GREAT template!

Thanks for stopping by!! Come back soon!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


This is a layout of my Sweet Little Innocent Jessica. :) I have always called her that and probably always will, even when she's not so sweet and innocent!

This particular kit uses the new Flergs & mgl Scraps Collab called CASUAL ATTRACTION and is available at Scrapbook Graphics.

The template I used, because you know I basically ALWAYS use them - is BIOGRAFFITI and is available over at Scrap Artist.

Cute layout if I do say so myself!! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Call Me Kristen Designs

Every so often, I "apply" for a OneKitCall on DST. I think they're fun and I get to try out some new designer's goodies!!

CALL ME KRISTEN DESIGNS is having her Grand Opening this week!! You will be able to find her kits at both GROOVY SCRAPS & MISSES BEE HAVEN on Thursday, March 4th!! They'll be 50% off - you just can't beat that!

Here's my first layout. The name of this kit is called HUMBLE PIE. The template belongs to Sahlin Studio.

This next kit is called ANYWAY. Templates were used for both of these.

And this is my favorite of the bunch!! Also using ANYWAY, the template is by Dani Alencar.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Be sure to check out CALL ME KRISTEN Designs!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mirror Mirror

I saw the CT Call for ScrapMuss designs and decided to go for it!! To apply, I downloaded a mini kit and had to make a layout. This is the layout I made:

I totally love the way this layout came out! As much as I would like to make the team, if I don't - I still have a great layout to show for it. And should a certain designer happen to be reading this blog post....I think you should continue and make this kit full size! LOVE IT!!

Thanks for stopping by!! More to show you tomorrow, so be sure to come back!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Just For Fun

While I love my CT work, sometimes it's fun just to scrap - just for the fun of it! I did a couple of layouts this week....

I actually started this one for another project, but then decided it would work for that, so I added the photo of my daughter and her boyfriend - I love the way it came up. The kit, I believe, is Libby Weifenbach's Chicken Fried.

This second one uses a template by Studio NeeNee at Scrapbook Graphics and the kit is Slink, Slither & Plod by Misty Cato & Suzy Q.

See! Just some fun! More coming this week, be sure to come back!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Impressions of Simplicity

It's the new Collab by the Studio Girls and it's AWESOME!! My favorite one yet! But don't take my word for it - go check it out over at Scrapbook Graphics! It's on sale until Wednesday for $3.99!!!

Here's the layout I made with it:

Then check out the SBG BLOG....there's plenty of inspiration there as well!! Be sure to stop by tomorrow, I have more to show you!!