Thursday, January 17, 2019

Cosy Days

Hi everyone! Here we are in mid-January, and we are finally going to be getting some real winter weather in our neck of the woods. We are predicted to get anywhere from 2-6 inches of snow this weekend, and then the temperatures are going to dive into the single digits. Shouldn't complain, as we have had a fairly mild winter so far.

Anyways, I'm here to show you a layout I just finished for the Heritage Challenge at Oscraps:

It's a photo of 2 of John's cousins from when they were little. I used a kit called Cosy Days by Palvinka Designs, and for that fun photo corner effect I used Frame Renderings: Tucked Frames by ViVa Artistry:

Well, that's it for today! Stay warm, and make sure you come back and see me soon!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Chart Your Course

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! I hope 2019 brings health and happiness to all! I'm settling in to my new role as a member of the Creative Team at Oscraps, and to that end I'd like to show you a page I created with a new addition to the shop. Take a look at Chart Your Course by Snickerdoodle Designs:

The collection is wonderful for New Year's resolutions or One Little Word layouts, but I chose to embrace the vintage and travel theme to scrap this image of my little nephew:

As with all collections, you can grab the whole thing or choose the bits and pieces that suit your needs. Check it out HERE in the Oscraps store, and then make sure you come back and see me soon!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Hi all! I would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas, hopefully one spent with family and friends as we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. I am sitting here at the end of the day, having celebrated yesterday and today with my girls and their Dad. I have a larger family gathering to look forward to this weekend as well!

I haven't spent much time scrapping this month what with all the usual December distractions, but I did want to pop in and remind you that the 12 Days of December Challenges at Oscraps are still ongoing! The free collaborative kit downloads have ended, but challenge entries are accepted until December 31st, and with the prize package up for grabs, I think you wouldn't want to miss a chance to participate!  You can catch up on the details HERE.

I did do a couple more pages for some of the challenges; this first one is for the Joy Challenge:

I used the Merry and Bright collab that was given away earlier this month. This next layout was done for the Lyrics Challenge, always a favorite of mine:

For this second page I used a recent release from Foxeysquirrel, a set of images called Madonna:

...and an older holiday collab from the Oscraps Design team called Rustic Christmas:

I'm going to try and fit a couple more layouts into my schedule before the end of the year: I hope you can do the same, and make sure you come back and see me soon!

Saturday, December 1, 2018


Hi everyone!  It's been a whole month since I posted last, and now it is December and we are in Countdown To Christmas mode!  I've got my Christmas carols playing on Pandora, which is all it takes to get me into the spirit of the season. Everything else is just icing on the cake, lol!

In my last post I hinted at some news, and I'm ready to spill: I have joined the Creative Team at Oscraps! I had no real intention of seeking out any more CT work, but sweetie pie Karen of Snickerdoodle Designs knew that a lot of us former Digichicks were somewhat adrift and suggested we contact sweetie pie Vicki, the owner of Oscraps, who was looking to add to her team. Having been an admirer of the site for quite a long time, I jumped at the chance to join the team there! I and the other Chicks who landed there have been busy behind the scenes getting our bearings AND getting ready to help out with...

How fun it is to join a team right at such an exciting time! Oscraps has games and challenges going on in the forum, prizes galore, and is giving away a gorgeous designer collab on the blog!  Here's a peek at what the entire collab looks like:

As you can see, you need to visit the blog once a day during the event to collect all the pieces, so you'd better get to it!  Check it out HERE, or click on the image above!  Here is a sample of what's in the collab...I made it to participate in the Avatar challenge in the forum HERE:

I'm going to be participating in some of the other daily challenges as well and I'd love to show you what I come up with, so I hope that after you visit Oscraps yourself you will come back and see me soon!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Just for fun!

Hi all! How did it get to be November already? I can't believe I haven't posted here since August. I did do some scrapping in September and October, mostly for some challenges at GingerScraps and Oscraps. I didn't post them around anywhere else, with my real life still being busy with work and then reading some YA fiction like it was my job as my chosen free time activity. So today I'm going to catch you up on what I've created!

In no particular order:

Using Living + Loving by Sue Cummings Designs:

 Using My Favorite Flavor by Whimpychompers Creations:

Using the  GingerScraps September 2018 Mini Kit by Connie Prince:

Using Itty Bitty Kit That's Pretty by Key Lime Digi Design and a mask by Happy Scrap Arts:

Using Rainbows and Unicorns Freebie by Heather Z Scraps and a template by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs:

Using Dream On Dreamer by Blue Heart Scraps:

 Using September Garden by et designs:

Using the BarefOOt, Joy, and Sizzle collabs by the Oscraps Design Team:

I hope you enjoyed seeing these pages as much as I enjoyed creating them! That's it for now, but I will soon have some news to share that should bring me back here more often. Soo...make sure you come back and see me soon!

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:

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!