Sunday, August 26, 2018

Here's Another One!

So, enjoying having scrapped a layout recently, I decided to spend some free time yesterday doing another page. This layout is for another challenge at Oscraps, this time a Color Challenge:


The kit is Love Makes A Family, by Manu Design Studio. I'm not sure if I'm going to try to finish the rest of the challenges at Oscraps by the end of the month, but why don't you come back and see me soon to find out?!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

I scrapped!

Hi everyone! Well, my hiatus didn't last as long as I thought it might. With scrapbooking being my main creative outlet for so many years, the urge to dive into Photoshop didn't stay away too long. I spent a lot of my free time reading in the last few weeks, as our local library had a summer reading challenge that just ended. So here I am again!

I love doing challenges and decided to explore a few sites that I just didn't have time to spend much time at before. I'm also trying to keep tabs on the many wonderful designers and fellow CTMs that I've come to know and love! Here is a layout I did for the August copycat challenge at Oscraps:

http://ozone.oscraps.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=399200&title=river-bend-path&cat=1350

The kit I used is Harmony by et designs, which can be found at Oscraps.

Thanks for sticking with me, and make sure you come back and see me soon!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The End of An Era

Hi everyone! In my last post, I brought the news that Kim, of Kimeric Kreations and owner of The Digichick, had died. Before her passing, she had put in motion plans to transfer ownership of TDC to another designer; however, cancer took her before enough progress had been made in that transition to allow the site to continue functioning as a viable business. To that end, I'm sorry to let you know that The Digichick will be closing on July 31st.

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/

I have been on several Creative Teams over the last nine years, both designer- and store-based, and sometimes several at a time, but for the last few years The Digichick was my only team. While I love the comaraderie and the ability to work with all sorts of digital goodies (for free!), it has recently been somewhat of a challenge for me to meet some of the requirements of a team, in terms of creative production and involvement.

So, I've decided that once TDC closes its doors I'm not going to actively seek another CT position. I want to focus on taking better photos, and I want to be able to spend my scrapping time learning some new techniques without the pressure of a deadline for getting a layout done. I'll probably be hopping around the different scrapbooking sites, something I haven't had time to do before. That means my posts here will be far fewer and in between, but when I do create a page, I'll definitely put it here for the few of you who follow along to take a peek!

Having said that, there is one final New Release from The Digichick that I want to show you. The Design Team came together one last time to create a collab that has morphed into somewhat of a tribute to Kim. Here's a look at Good Times, Crazy Friends:

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Good-Times-Crazy-Friends-a-TDC-Designer-Collab.html

I was touched by this photo of Kim and decided to incorporate it into a layout using the collab:


You can grab the collection HERE in the shop through the end of the month. Kim had set up a retirement sale for her products that is also ongoing until the shop closes. I created another layout, this time of her and Eric together, using her Family Affair bundle:


Again, The Digichick shop will close for good on July 31st, so check it out HERE while you still can! I'll see you around digiscrap land, and when I've got new layouts to show you after all, I hope you will come back and see me!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Rugged

Hi everyone! Today is another sad day in the digital scrapbooking world, as another shining star has left this earth to join the stars in the heavens. Kim of Kimeric Kreations, designer and owner of The Digichick, lost her battle with lung cancer last night. She truly fought until the very end, just recently making the decision to retire from designing to focus on her health. The Digichick has been my digital scrapbooking home for many years now, and while Kim was not the first head of the site, I was with her the longest. She will be missed.

But life goes on, and the ship must continue to sail; to that end, I have a new release to show you today: Rugged by Connie Prince:

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Rugged-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html

The timing of this kit couldn't have been better for me, as I and two of my daughters did some hiking a couple of weekends ago and I took oodles of pictures. This layout is of some photos of some rather ordinary mushrooms along the path that I found enchanting nevertheless:


I used only the kit; it is available on its own or as part of a much larger, value-added bundle, so check it out HERE; keep on documenting those memories, and make sure you come back and see me soon!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Hurray for the Red, White, and Blue!

Hi everyone! We have arrived at the month of July, which means hot temperatures, Independence Day, and a new round of challenges at The Digichick.  I combined those last two to host a Color Challenge this month:

http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/showthread.php?66081-Color-Challenge-July-2018

Here's a closer look at my example page:


I used a fabulous collection from Snickerdoodle Designs called This Is Me - July:

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/This-is-Me-July-Collection.html

With the weather being as steamy as it is right now, I think the best thing to do is stay indoors where it's cool and join me HERE for the challenge! That's it for today...stay cool, and make sure you come back and see me soon!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

My Hero

Hi everyone! Happy Summer Solstice! Today is the first official day of summer, and from this point on, our daylight hours will creep back down bit by bit. Let's enjoy them while we can, okay? I didn't do much scrapping this week but I did make it a point to grab this release from Silvia Romeo called My Hero:

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/My-Hero-Kit.html

Obviously themed toward the men in our lives, the kit was versatile enough to scrap a general family photo, and the ready-made brushwork cluster made accenting the photo a breeze:


The kit is on sale HERE at The Digichick through the weekend; check it out, and make sure you come back and see me soon!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sorrow

Hi everyone! June is plugging along, and after a bit of un-summerlike weather, we are looking at temps in the 90's again for the upcoming weekend. It's quiet in the digiscrapping world at the moment, but I did want to show you a layout I did with a new release from Connie Prince called Sorrow:

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Sorrow-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html

The theme of the kit put me in mind to scrap a poem that I have had for many years; my sister shared it with us around the time of our mother's death in 2004, and since June is the month she passed away, it seemed to all come together:


The intricate letter "R" is part of the page in order to participate in the Illuminate Me Challenge at The Digichick this month...you should check it out! You can grab the kit HERE, and you may also want to check out all the coordinating packs that are available singly or aspart of a value-added bundle.

That's it for today; stay cool, and make sure you come back and see me soon!