Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Monday, August 30, 2010


I love it when you have a "traditional" picture. And I guess this one isn't too much of a tradition, but since it's the second time I've done it, I'll probably end up doing it again and it'll BECOME a tradition...LOL!!

This photo was taken on the train at Lake Compounce. When we go to Lake Compounce, we tend to jump on the train first, which takes you to the other side of the park (it's an amusement park like a Six Flags). We jump on the Water Rafting ride, usually right when the park opens, and ride it as many times as possible as there's not usually a line at that time. Then we continue on with the rest of the day soaked!'s usually hot and we usually wear clothes that dry off relatively quickly, but...

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Musn't Oversleep

I really love how this layout came out! The title was actually a word art by Studio Bethany, but it just didn't really match the layout, so I recreated it using a font and the alphabet that came with the kit!

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Another day...another layout! LOL

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wet & Wild

Did you see the Daily Digi this month?? NeeNee Designs was featured...GO NEE NEE!! Anyway, this is the layout I did for her using the template - and font - that are in the August DigiFiles.

Credits go to:
  • NeeNee Designs - Daily Digi - template & font
  • Kit - Amy Stoffel - Refreshed

Hopefully more tomorrow...I'm in a blogging mood!

Friday, August 27, 2010

You Make Me Happy!

Sometimes simple & sweet works....this is one of those least I think so!

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So even the post ended up being simple and sweet....well, simple anyway!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Love is...

I totally love this layout, the kit, the template....even the girl & puppy in the photograph! LOL Some days it just all comes together!

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dirty Girls

Are you ready?!?! It's time to GET DIRTY! The Dirty Girls have a new challenge up today and here's my layout for it!! So run on over to the Dirty Scraps blog and find out what the challenge is!!

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That's all for now! Be sure to check out the Dirty Scraps blog for the rest of the team's take on the challenge! (And I hear there's an AWESOME PRIZE too!!)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blooming Cute

I totally LOVE Elemental Scraps! They are SOOOO my kind of designers!

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And the two girls in the picture are pretty cute too!! I think I have seen them before....LOL

Monday, August 23, 2010

Jessica sweet little innocent Jessica! Okay, so she's not so little or innocent...not always that sweet either, come to think of it, but that's how I always think of her!

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Love That Boy

Another one for Elemental!! I am just loving that team!

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Saturday, August 21, 2010


I totally LOVE to read. As soon as they came out, I "needed" the Barnes & Noble Nook! I did the research and this is the device I though would suit me best! Totally love it and would not want to have to be without it! Besides the fact that I can take it with me everywhere and buy a new book anywhere I am, since I recently moved I have MUCH less space than before and all the books I had can now be put on this device that is about the size of ONE book! Actually thinner! If you're on the fence - BUY IT!!

Anyway, figured my love of my nook deserved a layout....

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Friday, August 20, 2010

The Digi Dares

I hadn't played around with the Digi Dares in a while, and now I have done two in like 7 days of one another! LOL

This is for this week's dare - #193...the dare flair:
  • Main photo in three sections - now, I might have cheated here, but I suppose it's open to interpretation. Although the main photo is obviously the background, I did take that photo and split it in three below. I am thinking I'm covered.
  • Use water, waves, droplets on the layout
  • At least three shades of blue
  • One word title!

This was for the previous dare - #192 - Famous Last Words

Dare Flair:
  • At least 5 phrases that have stuck with you
  • Credit who said it
  • Use Arrows
  • At least one letter or symbol from your favorite alpha

Credits go to:
  • HAPPY - Kit is Refreshed by Amy Stoffel; Border by Sahlin Studio, Alpha by CD Mukosky (excuse the spelling if it's wrong!); Template by Scrapping with Liz
  • WE SAID - Kit is Poseys & Pinwheels by Tracie Stroud & Decrow Designs
And that's all! Now I am waiting for the next dare....every so patiently....NOT!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Good Night

I have always LOVED Color Play over at Elemental Scraps! Since I have recently become part of the Creative Team - it's even MORE FUN!!! I love the fact that you "make your own kit". Here's my layout using some of the Color Play items.

No real credits - I will just link you up to Color Play at Elemental!

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I totally love this layout! I actually created this layout while in the emergency room with my daughter. She had a whole boatload of things wrong with her. And yes, I thought to grab my laptop before we left for the ER...I have been there with her before. LOL While she was sleeping/resting, I was able to scrap. It works well that way.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I am just LOVING this layout!!! To me it shows action, although there really isn't any. Go figure! And as I show this layout, let me remind you about SBG's 7th Birthday party going on! There's lots to do so head on over there and check it all out!!

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Well don't stay here...head on over to Scrapbookgraphics!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Kissing Bandit

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That's it for now!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sunshine Splash Swim

I have a bunch of backyard pool pictures...this particular one was such a great action shot, I just had to scrap it!

I don't normally get into real life on here, but this photo, with my son having so much fun makes me realize how lucky I am to have landed where I did. My kids and I are in a cute apartment with really great landlords who I feel lucky enough to also be able to call friends.

Anyway - back to the layout...

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  • Kit - Backyard Beach - Threeology/Bella Gypsy & Connie Prince
  • Template - Crystal Livesay
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Friday, August 13, 2010


It's so seldom I scrap just for the joy of it...but this is one of those layouts! I had bought this kit by Lauren Reid a little while ago because yellow and kraft are my favorites! And since I've been on a grey kick lately, it really was perfect. The alpha is Shawna Clingerman's from my days on her team...I still think her stuff is TOTALLY AWESOME!

And that's it! I still have layouts to be posted, so take a peek back when you can!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Chair

I love this layout! I just makes me happy - just like the kit I created it with! If it wasn't one of NeeNee's templates, I would probably think it would be an AWESOME QP! Oh well! LOL

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Monday, August 9, 2010

More Devin...

Well my guest CT spot for Wild Dandelions is over, but it was TOTALLY AWESOME while it lasted! I would definitely apply for Meg's team again! But I definitely have more to show you from her designs, plus other stuff as well!

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  • Kit is ABCs of You by Wild Dandelions
  • Template - Tiny Toes Designs - iNSD freebie

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

JENN CK - Featured Designer

It's August! Okay, it was August two days ago....I'm a day late (in this case two!) and a dollar short as usual! LOL But I have an announcement! I am one of the newest CT members for ELEMENTAL SCRAPS!! I am super excited!

So every month, Elemental Features one of their AWESOME designers for the month and this month, it's JENN CK! I love her designs and her templates!

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More to come!! Lots more from Elemental and I still have other stuff to show you too, so be sure to come back tomorrow!!

Monday, August 2, 2010


This is Devin - he's adorable and totally LOVES video games! He always wants to play them. He has a Nintendo DS (has had several actually) and a PlayStation 2 and still wants to go online to play other video games on my computer. So here he is in action...

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  • Kit - Day by Day - Wild Dandelions
  • Template - Freebie by Amy Martin at the Lily Pad
Don't forget - there's always more to see...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

My Daughter

Another layout with my lovely daughter...I assume you may be tired of seeing her by now. But the kits these marvelous designers (in this case - Wild Dandelions) are coming out with are SO AWESOME I just have to keep scrapping!!

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  • Template - Busy Bee - Freebie
  • Kit - Wild Dandelions - Fancy Free
As always, thanks for stopping by!