My Sweet Bears

Sorry for not blogging, but this has undeniably been a bleak week and I didn’t feel much like blogging (and I still don’t, but I have too many pages to show so I’d better start posting them! 😉 )..

I had the privilege of playing with a gorgeous collab by the Polka Dot Plum designers, Survivor:

And I made two pages of our sweet, sweet bears – the colors were just perfect!

Scraps by Number: B.L.O.C.K.E.D. vol 1 by Stolen Moments
Survivor collab by the Polka Dot Plum designers
Fonts: King and Queen, My Own Topher

For this page I also used the gorgeous new templates by Amber of Stolen Moments, at ScrapMatters. I had lots of fun picking all those pretty papers! 😉

And here’s the other bear – I just love the colors of this page!

Survivor collab by the Polka Dot Plum designers
Fonts: Scriptina, My Own Topher

I have more pages to show, so hopefully I’ll be in the mood for blogging this weekend.. We’ll see!

Moving Day Mini Kit

Amy Sumrall has a new mini kit out at the LilyPad, and it’s a real deal at $1 (today only!!!):

(BTW, they’ve just changed servers/system at TLP and it sometimes isn’t working properly – be patient and try later if you can’t access, but make sure you don’t miss this deal!)

I had fun scrapping this page with it! 🙂

All by Amy Sumrall:
Doodle Stamped Alpha, Another Doodle Alpha, stitches from Nutty and doodles and arrow from Mac and Cheese collab with Amy Wolffe
Font: FG Christine

Boy, those weeks were really tough! I’m so glad they’re behind us!


I feel like a juggler this week, trying to find time to work on my hybrid project (has to be ready by Saturday!!), getting pages done for my awesome CTs and spending time with DH (last night, dinner+concert – spectacular!).. But so far, a part from some tiredness, it’s working! 😉

Here’s the last 2 pages I did for challenges at ScrapMatters. This one is for the In Living Color (yes, I do have a thing with leaves and trees recently.. 😉 ):

Midnight Crow by Chelle’s Creations

and this one is for the Roadmap to Scrap:

Let’s Go to the Circus by Gwenipooh Designs
I Felt Like It alpha combo by Chelle’s Creations
Fonts: JH Cristina – Designs by Jeni Hopewell and Pea Stacy Fancy

which follows these instructions:

  1. Choose 2 photos.  Both photos must be repeated on your layout (you can use different crops and sizes)
  2. For papers you can use as may as you want, but keep the photos and elements as the focus of you page.
  3. Now add some ellies and lots of them!
  4. Here is the catch on those element…every element you used must be used 2 times and 2 times only.  (so you can use as many buttons, flowers, ribbons etc as you want, but each individual element must be used 2x on the LO)
  5. Pick out 2 fonts, any fonts you think will compliment the page, can be script, typed, doodly…whatever floats your boat!
  6. Use the 2 fonts on your layout anyway you want, journal, title, date etc – go crazy! – but only use those 2 fonts.
  7. Now add in some sparkle and shine. You must have 2 different sparkly things, can be glitter, sequins, gems, etc.  Remember you must use each element 2 times on the page, even the sparkly stuff!
  8. All you need to do now is add some fab shadow work to finish off you page.

Both pages were done in 20 minutes each, the first one during breakfast on Thursday, and the second right before we went out to go to the concert last night… Gosh! I really have to slow down! 😉

Monsters in the Closet

Mari Koegelenberg has an adorable new kit out today (and it’s 20% off today too!!), Monsters in the Closet:

I love the not so spooky theme! Here’s a page I did with it:

Monsters in the Closet by Mari Koegelenberg
Font: Note this

Now, a little update on what I’ve been up to these past few days. I have been working on my hybrid project as much as I can, but I also have to get a few pages scrapped, so it’s been crazy trying to fit in everything I want to do!! But, I must say, the hybrid project is looking good and I hope I can finish it by Saturday! 🙂

$2 Tuesday

It’s $2 Tuesday and Mari Koegelenbers is having 5 great products for sale!!
Check out her $2 deals.

Let me show you a few of my favorites. 😉
I’m a sucker for alpha, so I certainly recommend these two:

and there’s a great pack of journaling elements that is just a steal at $2 – that’s 80% off the regular price!!!!!

Crunching Leaves

I did this page a couple of days ago, and I really loved how it turned out. I think the punched out leaves look great! 😉

Hoo-hoo-hoo by Karah Fredricks
Font: CK Ali’s Hand

My hybrid project is coming along: between last night and this morning I finished the digital part. Now I need to buy some supplies, print everything out and assemble.

Busy Bee

I’ve been a busy bee lately, but I won’t be scrapping LOs nearly as much this week, because I started working on a (huge!) hybrid project last night and I hope to get it done by next weekend, so that DH can bring it to my mom when he goes to visit.

I got to play with Jennifer Barrette’s collab with Lauren Grier, Off the Beaten Path, and I’m totally in love with this kit!!!

Here’s one page I created (there’s more, but I can’t show it just now.. 😉 ):

Off the Beaten Path by Jennifer Barrette and Lauren Grier
Simple Templates Double Pages by gwenipooh

Then I did a page for the new My Story Matters challenge, about my friends in middle school:

Sparkling Candies by Pouyou Designs
Enchantment Bonus Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
Font: JH Cristina – Designs by Jeni Hopewell

Finally, and it’s worth celebrating, I ordered the photobook with the first 30 weeks of my P365!!!! 😀 Here’s the cover I made for the photobook:

Click by Kelley Mickus
Snipettes: Enjoy the Moment by Sahlin Studio
Iconology: Everyday by Plum Dumpling Designs
P – Midnight Crow by Chelle’s Creations
r – Striped Candy Alpha by Sahlin Studio
o – Back to Basics: Black Alpha by Denise Beatty Originals
j – Off the Beaten Path by Jennifer Barrette and Lauren Grier
e – All inked up alpha by Sugarplum Paperie
c – Minnie Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
t – Stitched Newspaper Alpha by Mira Designs
3 – Fairchild by Britt-ish Designs
6 – Alphabetical by Britt-ish Designs
5 – Monstrosity Bonus Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
2 – Perfectly scribbled alpha from Enjoy the Moment by Sahlin Studio
0 – Everyday Messy alpha by Michelle Batton
0 – It’s kraft (black) alpha by Cherpea
9 – Ransom Alpha by Bren Boone
p – Label Tape Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
a – Back to School alpha by Mari Koegelenberg Creations and Mel Wilson
r – School Days Plastic Alpha freebie by Purple Tulip Designs
t – Bon Voyage by Mira Designs
1 – Torn out alpha by Sugarplum Paperie

Sorry for the extra long credits, but hey, there’s NINETEEN alphas in this page! 😉

That’s all for today! I have another page from this weekend to show, but I’ll leave that to tomorrow. 😉

Some digi and some hybrid

This week has been crazy so far, but somehow I’ve managed to squeeze in some scrapping time nonetheless.
Here’s a page I did for the October Inspiration Point at ScrapMatters:

Let Them Eat Cake and Felty Alpha by [wm] squared designs
Font: Pea Olson

I finally got another page for my birthday done, now I only need to do another page with the yummy cake DH baked for me! 😉
And here’s a pretty luminary for the Dazzling Decor challenge:

Luminary template by Geeky Diva Designs
Flora Brushes by Andilynn Designs

I now have to force myself not to scrap anymore until I get the pages for my P365 photobook ready for print: I have an offer for a 60 page book that expires this weekend and I MUST get the pages saved and uploaded! It’s such a boring job and I’ve been putting it off and scrapping new pages instead, because of all the gorgeous new kits at ScrapMatters, but it’s now time to get this done!

Important Announcement!

Today is October 1st, and (apart from being my grandmother’s birthday! 😉 ) this means a new daily download is starting at ScrapMatters, and let me tell you this: you do NOT want to miss this!!!!!!!

Head over to the daily download section of the forum every day, and you’ll gather up a gorgeous, gorgeous kit!! Links for each day are up for 24 hours only, so make sure you get each day’s download!