Thursday, April 30, 2009

April 30


Wow! I cannot believe that today is the last day of April. Where has the year gone? Today's layout used Osten Wilkins kit Spring Julip that was a freebie in the March 2009 AFX Files E-zine. April's E-zine is available here. Lots of fun PS info and tuts in these e-zines plus goodies to download.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April 29

I took my camera out one morning to take pictures while Kirsten and I were waiting for the bus. This was one of them. I had to use a pink kit for my pink girl! The kit used was Raspberry Truffle by Osten Wilkins. This kit is of course on sale too for a couple more days.

April 28

Autumn has to be my most favorite time of the year. Nice warm days, cool crisp nights and lovely color in the trees. Here are a couple more of the pictures I took last October. These were taken at our church. I used Osten Wilkins' Autumn Blaze kit, on sale for a couple more days for 50% off... his whole store is on sale until the end of April to celebrate his first birthday as an independent designer.

April 27

Another birthday layout! lol I used Royanna Fritschmann's Birthdayz Girls kit again for this layout. Kirsten's favorite colors! This was also for a challenge at Osten Wilkins' forum.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

April 26

And the second half of week 16 also using the same kits as yesterdays layout.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

April 25

Here is the first half of week 16. I used pieces from the Life is Good kit, Spring Fever kit and Life 365 kit all from Weeds and Wildflowers.

Friday, April 24, 2009

April 24

And yet another layout done for a challenge at Osten Wilkins' forum, this time a sketch challenge. They all had to be birthday related since we're celebrating Osten's 1st birthday as an independent designer. This layout used Birthday Pop also by Royanna Fritschmann. I had to go digging through my cd's to find birthday kits. They're just not something that I purchase ordinarily. lol

Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 23

This was also done for a challenge at Osten Wilkins' Forum. This time I used Birthdayz Girls by Royanna Fritschmann at Divine Digital. The font is Scrap Oval.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April 22

Another layout done for a challenge at Osten Wilkins' Forum. I again used his Celebration Retro kit. So much fun for birthday layouts!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April 21


I used Serenading Spring by Mel's World again for this layout. I love the colors for spring!

Monday, April 20, 2009

April 20

This layout was also done with a kit from the Daily Digi 3 download. This kit was Summer Afternoon by Kasia Designs. Clarice had gotten the daffodils from her boss who had gotten them at the Daffodil festival the week before. They lasted for quite awhile.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

April 19

So sorry I'm late posting today. This layout was done using the kit The Village Market by Scrap Kitchen Designs. It was one of the kits in the Daily Digi 3 download. I'm really loving all the goodies that come in these sets.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

April 18

The picture is one I took during the fall of 2007. The color was absolutely gorgeous that year. For the layout I used Kicking Up the Leaves at Weeds and Wildflowers. The border is from their Life 365 kit.

Friday, April 17, 2009

April 17

I did this layout for a challenge at Osten Wilkins' forum. We have been celebrating his 1st birthday this month. For this layout I used his Celebration Retro kit... a really fun and versatile kit.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April 16

Here is the 2nd half of week 15. I used Weeds and Wildflowers Life 365 kit for my layout. The pink paper came out of the Spring Fever kit also at Weeds and Wildflowers, a complementary kit to Life 365.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 15


Here is the first half of week 15. I had an idea of how I wanted to do my page so I quickly did it up while the idea was fresh! I ended up using 3 pictures for Easter since I couldn't decide which one I wanted. lol The kit Life 365 at Weeds and Wildflowers was used.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April 14

Another layout using the Life is Good kit by Gina Huff at Weeds and Wildflowers. Kirsten was disappointed that she didn't place. But she had lots of fun making and racing it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

April 13

kit: Christmas Fantasie by Osten Wilkins... a gift in the Dec 08 AFXezine.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

April 12

Happy Easter! I pray that the Lord will bless you and make known to you the hope in His son Jesus Christ.

I loved this picture so much of Clarice that I had to use it by itself. Life is Good by Gina Marie Huff at Weeds and Wildflowers was the kit used.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

April 11

This is Easter last year, when we had 4 kids at home. This year we'll down another one. It is so sad that they can't all be home. These were template shapes from a challenge at the Digital-Arts Cafe forum using Lynn Griffin's Touch of Elegancy kit. I have scrapped one of these photos 2 other times but I keep going back to them. Guess I haven't been happy with them before! lol

Friday, April 10, 2009

April 10


This layout was made using a kit called Brown Town Inspiration by Designs by Sassy. This is our local community band that my oldest daughter conducted for 2 years. I may redo it and use a solid color frame since it ended up busier than I thought it would.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April 9

Here is the 2nd half of week 14. Same kits as yesterdays layout. This is my neighbors Star Magnolia. It is always glorious at Easter.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Last one in this series. :)

cardstock: Club Scrap Mosaic Twist kit
patterned papers: DCWV Spring Glitter stack embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
paper flowers: Prima and Sizzix
stamp: Inkadinkado
gem: Me & My Big Ideas
cardstock: Club Scrap Mosaic Twist kit
patterned paper: DCWV Spring Glitter stack
paper flowers: Prima and Sizzix
stamps: Autumn Leaves and Club Scrap
gems: Me & My Big Ideas
cardstock: Club Scrap Mosaic Twist kit
yellow & patterened paper: DCWV Spring Glitter stack embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
stamp: Inkadinkado painted with Twinkling H2O's on water color paper
buttons: from my stash
cardstock: Club Scrap Mosaic Twist
patterned paper: DCWV Spring Glitter stack
flowers: Prima and Sizzix
stamp: the Paper Company

new cards

I made a bunch of cards near the end of March. I lost the paper that told me what I did to each card... so I'll try to reconstruct it as best I can. I finally broke down and bought a Cuttlebug and have really enjoyed using it. Now I'm wondering what I'm going to do with my old Sizzix machine... one of the originals. lol For this card the base is Club Scrap Mosaic Twist card stock. The pale yellow is paper from DCWV new Spring glitter stack paper that I embossed with the Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug embossing folder. I then swiped a Frost Versamark pad on the paper, sprinkled some glitter embossing powder I had and heat set it. I stamped a flower from Inkadinkado onto water color paper and painted with Twinkling H2O's and then spritzed gold glimmer mist onto it. That is mounted on a scrap from my stash. The ribbon is from Club Scrap.

April 8

Here is the first half of week 14. I'm so happy that I'm keeping up! What an awesome feeling that is. Weeds and Wildflower's new kits have mostly been in the same color scheme as their Life 365 kit so it makes it really easy to mix and match everything. For this layout I used Life 365, Spring Fever and Gingham Gallop kits.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April 7

Just wanted to share another challenge layout. This is for the Download of the Month Challenge. The kit, called Shabby Easter by Heidi Kulp (aka ScrappingBrat) and Kim Smith is this months Club Dude Subscriber download. If you join the forum, each week you will receive pieces for a mini kit.

April 6

Another layout I did using Osten Wilkins' Celebration Retro kit. This was for a template challenge at his forum. The template is by Kim Smith.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April 5

This layout was for a template challenge at DSO last month. The template is by Bunny Cates at DSO. I used Lynn Griffin's Christmas Cheer kit.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April 4

Here is the 2nd half of week 13. There were a couple of days when I didn't get a picture taken, but one of the days I was in Oregon I took quite a few. I used once again the Life 365 kit from Weeds and Wildflowers.

Friday, April 3, 2009

April 3

Here is the first half of week 13. I'm really loving Weeds and Wildflowers Life 365 kit. The elements are so much fun!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April 2 layout

I did this layout for the March color challenge at DSO. Snowsmoon's Design did a lovely kit for the challenge that I used for this layout.

March 31 & April 1 layouts

Here is week 12 for Project365. I was kind of bummed that I missed out uploading my layouts on Monday at Weeds and Wildflowers, but such is life! lol Of course it didn't help that they weren't ready to upload. But they're done and now I need to get busy on week 13. Hopefully I remembered to take a picture every day when I was in Oregon. I'm not sure since I was a little bit brain dead! Guess I'll find out when I start working on that layout. As always with this project I'm using Weeds and Wildflower's Life 365 kit.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Another layout

Here is another layout I've done using Osten's Celebration Retro kit. Lots of possibilities!

April 1


I'm on Osten Wilkin's Creative Team and these are 2 of the layouts that I've done for him to help him celebrate his 1st birthday. I love this kit. It is so bright, bold and cheery. Celebration Retro is on sale right now if you want to pick it up.