Well, it’s not Christmas yet, but Mari’s new vintage Christmas kit, Noel, made me want to pull out some pictures from last year and finally get them scrapped! 🙂

The kit is absolutely gorgeous and so rich! I love all the gold elements!
I played with it already and got 2 pages done:

Noel by Mari Koegelenberg Creations

Font: 1942 Report

I’m so happy to finally get more pages done from last year! It was such a special time and I wanted to preserve that feeling.


Noel and Alpha Stamped vol. 2 (from the August Grab Bag) by Mari Koegelenberg Creations
Font: SS Whimsy

I’m sure I’ll use it again because I’m absolutely in love with this kit!


I started scrapping pictures from this weekend. Actually, I didn’t take that many pictures (it was so hot! And the weather was hazy so the light was really bad.. But I like the ones I took!) so I think I’ll be doing only a couple more pages.
Anyway, I did this for the Grand Theft LO at ScrapMatters, lifting none other than the fabulous Erica Zane! 😉

Lift of so silly… by Erica Zane

Enjoy the Moment by Sahlin Studio
Date Stamped and Alphabetical by Britt-ish Designs
Font: Pea Olson

On a personal note, exactly one year ago I was sitting through Day 2 of the preliminary exam.. I was a bit disappointed about how I did on Day 1, and was afraid about Day 3 coming up.. but mostly, I just couldn’t wait to be done with it all!
Well, as you all know, I did even better than expected on the exam, ending up at the top of the class.. So what could have been a dreadful memory is actually a sweet one. But, as I see the students who are about to face their exam (theirs is next week), I sympathize and wish for them to get over with it quickly!

$2 Tuesday!

It’s that time of the week again… $2 Tuesday!! 😉
Mari has quite a few goodies in store here, check them out here!

Let me show you my favorites! There’s her latest kit, Sweetie Pie:

and the gorgeous, summery Happiness:

and finally, the sweetest kit ever, Hooty Toot:

As usual, these amazing deals are available today only, so go off and shop! 😉

My Story Matters

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I really cannot understand how the weekend flew by so fast! It was a good weekend, albeit too hot. Today is going to be the hottest day so far and I’m not looking forward to it! :-S
I did get quite a few pages scrapped, but there’s only one I can show today.
I scrapped this for my favorite challenge ever, the My Story Matters challenge at ScrapMatters. I’m proud to say I’ve done them all, and this is #15. However, this was a tough one. We had to scrap about something we were proud of when we were in middle school/high school. And I really didn’t know what to scrap!! There’s nothing I was really super proud of.. so I ended up scrapping about playing the flute.

So This Is Love by Sahlin Studio
Fill In The Blank by Erica Zane
Fonts: SS Whimsy and 1942 Report

I took the picture on Saturday after spending the day in the heat: I was worn out and the picture turned out super crappy.. and I was way too tired to take a better one. 😉 So I played around with the overlay/soft light modes, and ended up loving the texture! 🙂
Check out this gorgeous pack by Erica, Fill in the Blank:

I know for sure I’ll be using it over and over!!

It’s a Call!!

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I remember last year, after the celebrations for ScrapMatters’ 1st birthday, applying for the CT call. I even created this blog appositely. Well, you know how things went: I wasn’t chosen, but I kept blogging (too much, maybe? 😉 ) and spending a lot of time at SM, and 2 months ago I finally made it in the hybrid CT. 😉 A dream come true!
So it’s with particular fondness that I announce that it’s now time for a new CT call at ScrapMatters:

I can truly say it’s a fantastic team to be part of, so if you love SM even a tiny bit, give it a try!

Now a brief update on me: I haven’t been scrapping this week (crazy week!) and I’m itching now!!! 😉
I celebrated 10 years with DH yesterday.. 😀
And I’m so glad the weekend is near!

50% Moving Sale at Amy Sumrall’s Store!

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Amy Sumrall is leaving the DigiChick and she’s having an incredible 50% sale!!

All her products are at half price, and some of them will be retired when she moves to the new store, so don’t hesitate to grab all the goodies you want!
And let me tell you, a 50% sale is not something that comes along every day!

As for where’s she’s moving to… Unfortunately I cannot spill the beans quite yet, but let me say this: it’s a super EXCITING place! 😉
So while you’re waiting for the move, check out the beautiful kits Amy has for sale!

$2 Tuesday

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It’s Tuesday, and this means there are some great $2 deals in Mari’s store!
This week there are 4 adorable kits, a calendar template and a template set for sale! Check them out here!


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The submissions for the final round of the Battle of the CTs are in, and it’s time to vote!!

For this round, we had to lift 2 of our team members. I lifted Holly’s gorgeous Charming and Bryn’s Orange for the title placement, and here’s my page:

Rawr by our dearest Amy Sumrall
Fonts: Pea Aimee, Traveling Typewriter

So now please go VOTE for the Big Pimpins (before Tuesday 8/11 at midnight EST)! Just click, select Big Pimpins and vote! NO registration needed!

Manic Monday!

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you enjoyed the party for ScrapMatters’2nd birthday this weekend! If you’re anything like me, even though the weekend was filled with fun games and a great sale, you’ve been left wanting more.. and you won’t be disappointed!
Starting today, Mondays are going to be a very special day at ScrapMatters, with a great sale on selected products and huge deals!

Go check it out! There’s a special Manic Monday section in the store!

I also have to share a page I did for the Everyday Magic challenge at SM. Taking pictures has become so natural to me, I really love to capture my memories with my camera!

Enjoy the Moment and Snipettes: Enjoy the Moment by Sahlin Studio
Iconology: Everyday by Plum Dumpling Designs
Fonts: Traveling Typewriter, Revista

I really love how this page came together!

It’s a Blog Train!!

Welcome to my blog! I hope you’re enjoying all the fun celebrations at ScrapMatters. Make sure you check out the special forum section to know about all the games and speed scraps that are going on over the weekend!

I don’t know about you, but I really love the new collab kit, A Perfect Picnic. Hands down, my favorite summer activity is BBQing 😀 and I have many pictures to scrap – this is the perfect kit!

I have a 12×12 quick page for you, I hope you like it! I love to read comments so do write me something if you download! 🙂

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

The next stop of the blog train is Amber’s blog.
You should have gotten here from Kari’s blog, but if for any reason you get lost, check out the ScrapMatters blog!