Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Digi TREATS - Pamela's Mega Kit

I bought Pamela's great kit over at her DigiTreats blog. It is awesome and so fun. I think it is only on sale for a couple more days. If you have any pregnancy pages you need to scrap, you must see her kit. It is too cute and fun. I love the graphics. It really brings a light, fun side to the whole pregnancy thing. Her Little Astronaut kit is really beautiful. It is almost like you are taking your own trip to outer space. She has done a really nice job on elements for all of the kits. Her Petals kit is just beautiful! Look closely at all of her photos to get any idea of how much you are getting for under $10. Just the Year in Review would be worth it! Also there are some excellent leather papers and alpha stitches and I'm sure there is more I forgot. She has given us so many wonderful freebies, now is the time to show her some support. You never know what she might create for us! She obviously invested a lot to be able to create so many awesome embellishments. It is a MEGA kit, so at least give it a close look!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all of you Dad's out there. Without you -- all of this digi-scrapping of our kids wouldn't be possible! It is really good to share Father's Day with our family. Even our little boy had his card to give and our DD did too. The rain finally took a break and just in time. Yesterday was a blast! We went to the beach and spent the day with friends, having fun with riding the surf, playing in the sand and having an awesome dinner with great company. I didn't want to make the effort to go at first, but I am so glad I did. The ocean is so calming and energizing at the same time.

I must tell you I am amazed at all the visitors I have to my site. I have been playing around with a NeoWORK counter. I didn't think anyone ever visited because comments are pretty sparse. I've heard this comment from other bloggers and now I understand why. You probably don't know what to say. So I'll ask this - if you don't say something to me, please take a moment to tell someone you care about - how much you really care. That way I feel like I did something positive and you will too. I hope you all made some connection with the Dad's in your lives. If you need to become friends again - just do it. In the end it doesn't matter who is right. It just matters that you have each other to share with. Do It Now!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Good Morning

Good Morning! Hope you are all well and happy. I am looking forward to the whole family being well again. That enduring flu has invaded our home and I am ready to be rid of it. DS is doing the best of all, but it is lingering amongst the rest of us. We have finally received something my whole area has been wishing for. Rain, glorious rain. Swoooooosh..... if you listen you can hear the sounds of the lake filling up, bass fish rolling in delight and the flowers, shrubs, trees and GRASS are just screaming "GREEN -- It's so easy being green." Yes the birds are all atwitter and the butterflies have been hiding under their umbrellas (leaves). I am sure it will feel like a sauna later when the this side of the earth heats up from the suns enduring rays. Is anyone interested in retiring and buying a home with a beautiful peaceful view? It simply must go to someone who will love it as much as we do.

Father's Day is almost here! I found Father's Day word origins on If they show the ad for the Visual Thesaurus, it is worth a look too.

I do plan on creating more freebies to share. I am learning so much and there is still so much to learn. I'm sure you've seen Jessica Sprague's blog and her incredible articles in her mag "Computer Tips for Scrapbookers." Run, don't walk... this is cool. There are freebies involved too.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Thomas & Friends Recall- Lead Poisoning Hazard

Thanks to my Dad, for letting me know. We only had two Thomas toys and one of them is the recalled one. Please follow this link to find out which toys were recalled.

RC2 Corp. Recalls Various Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Toys Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

Monday, June 11, 2007

Shine on Melothria!

I'm so glad Melothria created this with my challenging AquaStatic template! She made this layout for her cover of an album of her vacation in the country. She says it is a homage to the cows. I can't help but say it is really fun and moo - tiful too ;D (beautiful) . I love the texture of the stitches and fabric too. yet the photos still dominate and tell the story. It just makes me smile to see it.
Credits: Paper: Jan Crowley, Tag: Amy Knepper, Buttons: ScrapSugar, font: DJ Moo

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Shine On Karin!

I love Karin's gorgeous layout using my AquaStatic Template! It is so vibrant and captures the playful spirit of her beautiful child. I love how the series of pictures look like a filmstrip. I really like where she put the large title too. I never thought about doing that. I also love how she used the large photos to show movement across the page. It makes this this layout very dynamic. She even made LO of the day on a German blog! Thank you Karin for trying out my template and posting your sweet comments on our blogs!
Credits: “Stay for Tea” : Amy Kropp, Flower from “Lil Sweetie”: KSharonkDesigns, Stamped alphas: Lisa Whitney

Friday, June 8, 2007

Shine on Jenny!

Jenny took on the challenge of my complicated, but very flexible AquaStatic Template. She really showed it off! She left a sweet comment on her blog and a link on my blog. Her layout is fabulous. Her blog is so creative. She did scrap outside the box LOL! I love how she used a different color for the "outlines" and she played that up with the color scheme. The contrast of the striped papers and floral patterns add the right touch and really show off her sweet photos. Very Creative! She is a homeschool mom, which means she is always busy! I am too!
N.B. Post updated to show LO and credits.
Credits: Mary, Mary Quite Contrary Kit by Sande Krieger Two Peas), Paper by Jenny using brushes from the kit..

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Splish Splash Layout

DS has fun playing in the bath and I had fun creating this layout. I took these photos last Friday while waiting for DH to come home from work and DD to come home from her sleepover. The kids have been sick and are hopefully on the mend now. My high hope for this day is to make it to the grocery store, which also means leaving our home "Realtor ready." Thanks FlyLady for sharing your love of routines. It is so much easier!
This layout was so fun to create. Pamela made a really fun kit! I enjoyed using the template and papers, tinkering with the embellishments and playing with the bubbles. I learn more every time I work in CS2.
Credits: Photos, Ed Stanton, Bathtime Kit by, Fonts: Melanie BT and Palatino Linotype.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Layout by Miss Vivi

Miss Vivi's Magnificent Layout!
Oh... this is just so beautiful! I love how you spread a panorama across two of the panels. What a great font to use for the title and I also love how you found a great spot for a long journal. The photos are so vibrant, but work so nicely with Mindy's beautiful "Diesel & Dust" kit! Thank you for creating this lovely layout with my template, for crediting me and letting me know! I love seeing what can be created with my template. Please let me know if you would like me to post your layout. Credits: Kit "Diesel & Dust" de Mindy, Police CK LoveNote et Angelina.


Good Morning! We are having some wind and cooler weather this morning. It has been very lovely out here, the birds were singing. The weather has just become quite overcast and suddenly the birds are silent. Possibly it is time to take the laptop inside :)

Our friend's DD graduated high school and we enjoy a wonderful visit and celebration last night. Congratulations!!! It is hard to believe she is already grown up. So much behind you and so much ahead! I got to share my love of digital scrapbooking with them, thanks to DH's cool laptop. Look for Miss Vivi's fine layout in the next post, I'm having a technical problem.

If you went on the field trip and are looking for the pictures, please see the top link on the right. Only participants in the trip and my family are allowed access to those pictures. You will need a password, please email me for that.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Memorial Day Layout

Ed took this beautiful photo of the kids when we went to the annual Blue Crab Festival. It was so nice and breezy! I finally got my second layout done. I kept it simple to feature the photo. I have so much to learn about Photoshop cs2. I am still so awed by all of the wonderful comments I have received here on my blog and through 4shared. I wish I could read French. Miss Vivi has a magnificent layout using my template on her blog. I will post it if I can :) I can't tell who did it, but I am grateful to Emilie for posting on Maryse's blog to let me know. My DD is back from her sleepover. DS kept me on my toes yesterday with his incessant curiosity. He is into everything!
Credits: Photo by Ed Stanton. Template, papers by me, papers and embellishments by Amy Watson from her "Memorial Day" kit. Fonts: Effloresce, FontdinerdotcomSparkly