Thursday, October 16, 2014

Introvert

Hi all! I'm glad to see you back here!  Introvert is not only a term that I think applies to me, but is the name of a new collection from Lonetta Avalar of Creative Victorian:

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Introvert-Collection.html

I totally fell in love with the palette and decided to use it for a template challenge, scrapping a collection of photos that always make me a little sad when I see them:


The collection is on sale for 30% off HERE through Sunday evening, and as usual, the various portions are available individually of you don't need the whole set.

In other news, if you'll remember, in this post I told you about my participation in the Cropped event at Pixels and Company.  I'm happy to report that I did make it to Round 3 and will find out tomorrow if I make it into Round 4.  Here's my layout for this week's challenge, the requirements being to use the 4 provided ingredients and "get creative in showing us what you "see". Whether it's a layout about something you see every day, or where you see yourself in ten years, we can't wait to see it, and we want you to be creative in the way you show us! This is also the one round where photography will be heavily judged. (*Please note: This does not mean that your photo must be technically correct, but it does mean that the photo should really showcase your subject and/or evoke emotion with your theme.)":



Only 18 scrappers will move on to the next round, so wish me luck, and come back and see me soon!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Early Autumn Splendor

Hi all!  Well, it's the second week of October, and the scrapping is all about fall and Halloween.  That's okay with me!  Here's what I worked with this week:

Kimeric Kreations has another huge collection out called Early Autumn Splendor:

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Early-Autumn-Splendor-collection.html

I grabbed the main kit, the pack of solid papers, and the graffiti pack to do this page:


The style of the layout is one I've seen done before but not really tried too often.  I love how it came out!  You can grab the whole collection HERE on sale through Sunday, and if, like me, you don't need all of it, the individual protions are available separately as well!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Challenging

Hi all!  I was tidying up my scrapbooking folders and realized that I have a few layouts that I haven't posted here.  They were all done for one sort of challenge or another...what better way to get creative juices flowing than a scrapbooking challenge!  There's a few pages here, so grab a refreshing beverage and take a look!

I just did this page the other day for the Use It All challenge at The Digichick:


This layout was done for a Then And Now challenge at Pixels and Company:


This next page was done for a Featured Designer challenge at Pixels and Company.  The designer,  Digital Scrapbook Ingredients, offered up a great kit at a great price and a coordinating add-on free mini kit and gave you the chance to upload layouts to win prizes.  I didn't win anything but I love the layout:


My next layout was also done for a challenge at Pixels and Company, this time a color challenge.  Wishing Well Creations' kit Autumn Splendor had just the right colors:


My last two pages today are ones I created as a contestant in the Cropped challenge that is being held this month at Pixels and Company.  This is an elimination event, with a new round each week, and with fewer and fewer scrappers being selected to move on to each next round.  I was one of 50 contestants who were selected from the 109 entries in Round 1 to move on to Round 2!  Here are my Round 1 and Round 2 entries:

Round 1:  Use the 4 provided ingredients AND at least one item from at least 10 different designers at P&Co:


Round 2:  Use the 4 provided ingredients and "focus on the use of typography/word art to convey the message of your layout, as well as add to the visual design":


Only 30 scrappers are moving on to Round 3, and I'll find out Friday if I'm one of them.  In the meantime, I'm working with more new releases, so make sure you come back and see me soon!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Happy October!

Hi all!  As usual, a new month brings new fun!  My Desktop Challenge is live at The Digichick:

http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/showthread.php?60815-Desktop-Challenge-October-2014
 
Here's a closer look at my actual desktop and the kit I used to make it:

 
Fallish Mini Kit by Snips and Snails Designs:

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Fallish-Mini-Kit.html

Join me HERE if you want to join in the fun!

The October Stash is out at Pixels and Company, and I grabbed Wishing Well Creations' portion, called This Is My Story:

http://pixelsandcompany.com/shop/This-Is-My-Story-Collection.html

I scrapped this photo of my family, as they are the biggest part of my story (and the colors worked well, too!):


As usual, portions of the collection are available separately if you don't need the whole set, and everything is on sale through Sunday, so check it out HERE, and then come back and see me soon!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Remember Who You Are

Hi all!  We're officially in autumn now, and in between spending time outside putting my garden to bed I'm getting caught up on a little scrapping.  Here's what I'm up to this week:

Heidi Nicole Designs has a lovely new release out this week at The Digichick called Remember Who You Are:


http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Remember-Who-You-Are.html


This is so pretty, and I found the perfect photo to scrap in my Mom's old photo albums:




The kit is on sale for 30% off HERE through the weekend, so check it out, and then make sure you come back to see me next week!  All sorts of fun things coming up...a new month is soon upon us which means a new challenge for me to host!  See you soon!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ooh Shiny!

Hi all!  Another week has flown by, and I'm relaxing here with my computer after a long day at work.  Here's what I did this week!

Creative Victorian has another fun collection out this week, called Ooh Shiny:

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Ooh-Shiny-Collection.html

The colors had a little bit of a retro feel to me, so I went back a few decades for some photos to scrap:


The collection is on sale as a whole or as individual portions HERE at The Digichick, so check it out, and then come back and see me soon!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I Love Me Some Purple

Hi all!  I'm here on this chilly Saturday morning to show you what I worked with this week.  My scrapping time was a bit limited but I just HAD to grab this collection from Creative Victorian called Insomniac:

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Insomniac-Collection.html

The theme of the collection is obviously not bright and cheery, but the color palette is just gorgeous and the papers and elements pretty versatile, enough for me to do this layout for a template challenge:


You can grab the collection on sale for 30% off HERE through Sunday, and as always, if you don't need the whole collection you can grab individual portions separately, like I did.

I hope to get some more scrapping in next week, so make sure you come back and see me soon!