We went to the zoo this weekend and I took a gazillion pictures! Seriously, I only brought 1 memory card because I didn’t want to take too many pictures, but I still filled it up and came home with 402 pics!! How am I ever going to scrap them all?!? 😉 Anyway, we had lots of fun and were super lucky with the weather too: it was cloudy, so we enjoyed the cool air and only very few people were there!
I already did 2 pages but I can show only this one for now:

Kicking up the Leaves kit and little seeds kit by Gina Marie Huff
Fonts: JH Cristina and JH Cristina Doodly by Jeni Hopewell Designs

(the order in which I’m scrapping these is completely random so bear with me! 😉 Hopefully some day I’ll have filled in all the gaps!)

Weeks 31-33

I’m slowly catching up on my Project 365. I’m now 2 weeks behind and hope to catch up this week, although I have lots of other pages to scrap with new kits coming out, so we’ll see how it goes! 🙂
In the meantime, here’s 3 weeks’ worth of pages:

Hodge Podge 14 by Gina Marie Huff
Photo stamps from Project 365 #2 by Sugarplum Paperie
Alphabetical by Britt-ish Designs
Font: Note this, JH Cristina Doodly by Jeni Hopewell Designs

Kicking up the Leaves (kit and little seeds kit) by Gina Marie Huff
Photo stamps from Project 365 #2 by Sugarplum Paperie
Coloured In alpha by Kaye Winiecki
Felty Alpha by [wm] squared designs
Font: Note this

Kicking up the Leaves little seeds kit by Gina Marie Huff
Photo stamps from Project 365 #2 and All Inked Up alpha by Sugarplum Paperie
Brown Town alpha by Britt-ish Designs
Font: Note this

Birthday Girl

Yesterday, August 28, I turned 28! Here’s my first birthday page for this year:


Background, border and flowers from Blooming Doodles by Amy Sumrall
Candle numbers and cake from Party On! by Miss Tiina
White paper from Cottage Garden and Coloured In alpha by Kaye Winiecki
Font: SS Whimsy
Let me also show off a little bookmark I did the other day:

Rawr by Amy Sumrall

Amy’ New Store and a Blog Train!

I’m so excited about Amy’s new products and her move to the LilyPad that I don’t even know where to start to show off all her goodies! 😉 She has 4 NEW products for sale, plus some of her most popular products are back in the store as well. Check out her new store at the LilyPad here! All her store has a special opening sale!

The first new product is Nutty, it’s such a darling kit!

Here’s a card I made for my dad’s birthday next week, I’m sure he’ll love it! 😉

That squirrel is just too cute!! I also repeated the greeting on the inside of the card:

Then there’s a crazy kit with the funniest doodles ever, Cat and Mouse (and one annoying little bee):

Amy also has a collab with Amy Wolff, First Day:

and finally, the gorgeous kit we are featuring in this blog train, Blooming Doodles:

Amy’s fabulous CT created some pretty cool wordart and element clusters for you, so without any further ado, here’s one from me:

Thanks for the interest, this freebie is no longer available.

I’m the first step in the blog train, but there’s many more steps so make sure you ride the train till the end! 😀 Your next stop is Julie’s blog!
And in case you get lost, here’s the complete blog train list! 😉

Cristina: http://cristinascrap.blogspot.com <— YOU ARE HERE Julie: http://mycrazylifeasamomandawife.blogspot.com/
Tara: http://thewildmountainthyme.blogspot.com/
Sally: www.rainbowskydesigns.wordpress.com
Jennifer: http://neverendingfairytale.com/scraps
Brandy: http://luckisforlosers.blogspot.com/
Holly: http://scrappinlilmoments.blogspot.com
Nicole: http://crop-a-holic.blogspot.com
Heather: http://createdbyheather.blogspot.com
Tina: http://www.theflohrs.blogspot.com
Laura: www.simply-scraps.net
Tracy: http://tracykosofsky.blogspot.com
Sylvia: http://sylviascraps.blogspot.com
Crystal: http://crystallongbrake.blogspot.com
Bryn: http://www.scraptacularscraptacular.blogspot.com

Now isn’t that a huge blog train or what?!? 😉
Keep in mind, we are all in different time zones so if one of us has not posted yet, be sure to check back later!

New.. Sort Of!

There are 3 new kits in Mari’s store and although they aren’t new releases (they’re just being put back into her store) it’s worth checking them out because they’re gorgeous! It’s 3 collabs with Sarah Jones and they’re just so pretty!


Cool Cool Summer:

and my personal favorite, Cupcakes:

I haven’t played with this kit yet, but I sure will soon because it’s just too cute! 😉
As all new releases, these kits are 20% off today only, so make sure you take advantage of this offer!

Feeling Creative

OK, so last week I applied for a spot on the DigiChick’s CT. Because I love the place, I’m pretty active there, and really wanted to be part of the team.
But on Monday I found out I was not picked and I felt sooooooooo bummed.. I know I’m not the best scrapper out there, but it really would have meant a lot to be picked, because I really feel part of the community there. I realize the competition must have been fierce, but that certainly does not sweeten the rejection.
Anyway, that evening I bought a couple of lovely bits ‘n pieces by Kaye Winiecki and used them right away to make a page. This page just came together in no time, and I love it.

Cottage Garden and Coloured In alpha by Kaye Winiecki
Font: Bank Gothic

And today, this page was featured in the Gallery Standouts blog!!!!!! It’s my first ever GSO (I hope it’s not the last! LOL) and I’m just content now! 😀 I feel like a grown up scrapper. 🙂 I know I shouldn’t care about praises much, and in a sense I don’t because I’m just happy with how I scrap, but boy, does it feel good to see my page there! 😉

Time Flies

Today the first year students are facing the last day of the dreadful 3-day exam I faced last year: I feel like this year has flown by so fast!

Anyway, I have a couple projects from the weekend that I haven’t shown yet. First off, a little hybrid project that made my husband very happy.
He loves to taste wine so when I saw this little blue notebook for sale, I knew I had to pretty it up for him to write his tasting notes. 🙂 I made a label to cover the embossed writing “journal”:

I also made a 2-sided bookmark with the 100 point wine rating system. I’m so happy that he’s using it and loves it! 🙂

Of course, I had just the right kit for this project, a collab by Juno Designs and Julie Marie Designs, The Good Life:

The colors of this kit are gorgeous and went perfectly with the blue notebook. Plus, the grape and bottle elements were just what I needed to characterize the notebook!

I also have a page to share, done for the Everyday Magic challenge. We had to scrap about our favorite little place to eat (not the fancy place for special occasions), so I just had to go with Red Lobster! 🙂 DH and I go pretty often, and when my parents come to visit it’s a set date! 😉

Lob-STAH by Plum Dumpling Designs
Plastickle Me alpha and Minnie alpha by Britt-ish Designs
Font: JH Cristina – Designs by Jeni Hopewell

I also have some Project 365 pages to share, but since I’m not caught up yet I guess I’ll show them all together when I do catch up. Hopefully, by the end of the week – although I do have a busy week scheduled, with little or no scrapping time..!

The Last $2 Tuesday!

It’s Tuesday and this means $2 Tuesday at the DigiChick.. but only for this Tuesday: this is the very last $2 Tuesday, so go check out Mari’s store now!!
She has 12 gorgeous products for sale, and you’ll never get this great deal again!

New Custom Font Service

Happy Monday everyone! Like every week, it’s Manic Monday, so you might want to check out the special deals at ScrapMatters! 😉

I have something to show you that I’m really excited about: Jeni Hopewell has started a new custom font service. This means you can turn your handwriting into a font!!!! There’s an exclusive option

and a non-exclusive option, the latter meaning that your font can be put for sale in the shop for others to use:

And let me tell you, the price is an absolute deal!!
I made 2 fonts and they are both in the shop. The first is with my handwriting:

and the other is a fancier font:

It’s so COOL to have my very own font! 😉
Here’s a page I made for the Roadmap to Scrap challenge using both fonts:

Wave-a-licious template pack by Fluffy Bunny Feet Designs
Bon Voyage and Bon Voyage Date Labels by Mira Designs
Bunches of Flowers (recolored) by Britt-ish Designs
Buttons from Countryside Harmony by Scrapmuss Designs
Fonts: JH Cristina and JH Cristina Doodly – Designs by Jeni Hopewell

These were the instructions:

  1. Pick a template
  2. Choose your pictures. I want you to focus on one person and crop your pictures so that they are totally on display.
  3. Now for papers. Pick soft colors for your LO. Any number is fine
  4. I want to see lots of flowers – and I mean lots at least 10 flowers and three different ones on your LO.
  5. Stitch something down
  6. Add some buttons
  7. Use a creative date element
  8. I want you to use word art for your title and use it more than once – blend it and change it however you want.

She’s back!!!!!!!

Yessssssssssss!!! Bree is back to designing!!!!! She’s taken a break over the past few months because she opened up a very nice store, Digiridoo Scraps, which has also a great forum, with friendly people, fun challenges and great tutorials! It’s really a nice, drama free place and I recommend you check it out!
Now that the new place is up and running, she’s back into designing and has 2 gorgeous new products!

First off, Basic Instincts, a kit that’s packed with all those basic elements you always need when making a page – you’ll be using this kit over and over again! Plus, the neutral colors work great for any theme – and they’re great for recoloring too.

There’s also a super fun glitter pack, Glitterazzi vol. 1, which comes with great recoloring instructions!

I played with both and made this pretty little page, I really love how it came together!

Basic Instincts and Glitterazzi vol 1 by Scrap’it Designs by Brianna Cox
Font: Pea Olson

Welcome back, Bree!! 😉