Thursday, April 29, 2010

Catching up and Whoot Whoot, it's National Scrapbooking Day this weekend!

Boy, when you wait too long, you have a lot of catching up to do on a blog. How does everyone do it? And I can type fast too!

Looking forward to National Scrapbook Day.
It's already started on some sites and some of them have been blasted so much with shoppers, they're having overload problems! Must suck to be so busy! I've offered up to do a BINGO over at Go Digital Scrapbooking on Saturday. Check this out.

I've created a couple of FREEBIE goodies for all the participants and the Grand PooPa winner will receive . . . well I can't say for sure, but here's a Sneak Peak at it:

Check out GDS for all the sales and fun activities here:

I've been working on a couple of kits the last couple of weeks. It's been using up all of my spare time. I recently was picked to be on Julie Marie Designs' (at Gotta Pixel) Creative Team. Here are a couple of her kits and the pages I have made for her.

This is from her most recent kit PRETTY IN PINK:

Here's her kit SPRING RENEWAL and a page I created from it:

My page:

I've also had the pleasure of making some layouts for Verena Karolyi Designs using her lastest new kits – Follow Your Bliss, Outdoor Feelings, and Mom's Day.  With Mother's Day following the week after NSD, it's time to start scrapping those pages for your Mother, of your Mother, or for all you Mother's-to-be! You can get her kits at GDS, Digital Scrapbook Art and Scrapbook Bytes.

Here's what I've done with this kit:


Then there is OUTDOOR FEELINGS and the page I created:

There are some great kits at GDS right now.
LIMEADE by Marshmella Designs. It's got a lot of light Spring colours:

And here's what I did with this one:

And Doreen Stolz has BEST FRIENDS in the shop:

And here's a page I created from it:

I've also entered the Penscrappers contest for the month of April. Voting is on right now, but there's only a couple days left. I would love it if you would cast a vote for me (Penscrappers is linked). There's a pretty cool prize for the winner. Here's what I did with their kit SPRING SPROUTS by Angie Svoboda: 

I've also entered a contest to be a Creative Team Member at Scrappity-Doo-Dah. As of this posting, I could not get on their website. There seems to be quite a few like that today. The economy must be on the rebound because I think there's a lot of shoppers out there! I'll post a link to their site when it becomes available again.

Here are round 1 and 2 pages I've done:

With the recent addition of more Supreme Team Members at GDS there's lots of fun happenings and challenges. I'm hosting the Scraplift Challenge there and here's what I did. I also did pages for the Photo Challenge, Lyrical Challenge and Journaling Challenge.

I've been a follower of Scrap Orchard since it's inception. There were a lot of designers I was following and I guess some of them got together and created the site. It made me quite happy because I could visit one site instead of hopping around the whole bunch. Here's some of the pages I've created from some of their kits this past month:

Wow, that's a full posting. Lastly, I have to give a big shout-out to my Vancouver Canucks! They've made it to round 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals and start their first game in Chicago Saturday. I get more nervous with every game and every round! But I wouldn't miss it for the world. I schedule everything around the games! 


Enjoy NSD everyone!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Well, it's been a while since I posted. I had a lot of problems for a while – every time I came to my blog, it re-directed me somewhere else. It took a while, but I found out there might have been some gadgets I added that were causing it. I think some hackers get in and then they re-direct you so their site gets more hits. Geeesshh! I had a lot to say, but a lot is old news now.

They Olympics are over and we suffered a bit of withdrawal here for a while. It was so much fun and it really brought a sense of community to the area. The patriotism, the way BC-ers embraced the visitors, the overall behaviour of everyone – made me proud to be a Canadian. I did manage to scrap another page - this time a double-spread of the Olympic experience here in Vancouver. This is what I created:

I used a few different kits here from some of my favourite designers. The background paper and art was created by myself. I used bits from some kits of Scrap Orchard designers – SuzyQ Scraps, Jady Day Studio, Irene Alexeeva, Amanda Heimann, Lindsay Riches and Faith True. Some word art was by Elegant Word Art by Bethany. From GDS I used pieces from JJ Scrapping's – Springy.

I've been quite busy with freelancing lately and haven't scrapped quite as much as I would like, but there's a few kits I've worked with lately that I wanted to share with you.

Verena Designs has a few gorgeous kits out right now. First there's her Teddy Bear Dreams which you can get here at Go Digital Scrapbooking or here at Digital Scrapbook Art. She has quick pages that go with them and bundles as well. She quite often does frame clusters and they are so great to get started with creating a page. You really must check it out.

I had fun with this kit and here's a few pages I created with it:

She also has a great Spring kit out that's chalk full of some pretty papers and gorgeous elements called Blooming Springtime. You can get it here at GDS or here at Digital Scrapbook Place. Look at all you get in this fun kit!

Here's a page I created with this kit:

The most recent kit from Verena is so gorgeous. It's a wedding kit and with Spring right around the corner, wedding season is fast approaching. This would be a fabulous kit to scrap all your wedding memories to keep for the ages. You can find A Beautiful Wedding Day  here at GDS and here at Digital Scrapbook Art:

I created two pages from this kit of my daughter's friend's wedding she was in last year and here they are (the photo mask here is by Birgit Kerr):

Now, there's lots going on over at Go Digital Scrapbooking. I was selected for a second term to be a part of the Supreme Team. There's lots of great gals with tons of enthusiasm over there. We've all prepared some really great challenges for the month of April. You really must check them out here.

I'm hosting the Scraplift Challenge this month and here's the page that will be scraplifted. If you like the looks of this page, head on over! There's always the daily freebie you can download so make sure you check it out.

Here are a few more pages I created from some GDS kits and some were for challenges:

Kit is Marble Mocha by Tricia Curtis at GDS. I loved the papers in this kit.

Here's a page I created from a kit by Marshmella DesignsMuddy Puddles:

These two pages were created from a couple more kits by Verena Designs. Her kits are always so much fun to work with. Lots of papers and great elements to choose from. The first page is from her kit Fresh Into Spring. The second is from her gorgeous kit Tweet Tweet Sweet

I created this page for the March Colour Challenge at GDS:

Then I entered a couple of contests – the first is a template challenge sponsored by Chrissy W. I rarely use a template, probably 1 out of every 10 pages, but there's more and more great templates out there and if you don't have a lot of time, they work pretty good. However, I very rarely stick to it! Here's what I did for it:

And I entered this to win a Wacom pen tablet (I didn't win, there were some gorgeous layouts there, some really professional looking pages). The theme was to pick 10 things you love. The Olympics were on at the time, so I chose to do "10 Things I Love About Vancouver". That was tough, because I had a really lonnngggg list!

Here are a couple more pages from one is from a GDS monthly collab kit (always free with a $10 purchase):

And this is one of my favourites – a picture of my daughter. The background paper is from Vinnie Pearce. She's one of my favourite eclectic designers. Word art by Bethany.

Okay, that's about it for now. I've got to get working on a freebie challenge bonus for my Scraplift Challenge at GDS. Enjoy your day!