Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Here are a few more layouts I did with Sassy Garden by Three Dog Designs. This is such a versatile kit! The pictures are from MRC Photography....only the best darn photographer in Central TX!!! Get better soon!!! We miss ya!!!!


I'm just going to post these up cause I'm beat. I made this first one of Luvie Kittie with Sassy Garden by Three Dog Designs.

These next pics I took of Skylar the other night after she got out of the bath and insisted on wearing her Sponge Bob jammies that are 2 sizes too small for her. It was pretty funny, so I had to make a page about it.

I'm off to go relax for a bit! Have a great day!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Crazy Busy!

Wow, what a weekend it was! Not only did I get accepted as a Creative Team Member for Relocated Dixie Girl and Fishbowl Designs (a joint CT) and Three Dog Designs, but I was also offered spots on the Scrappity-Doo-Dah Creative Team AND Digi Top 3! Both of those will begin on October 1st, and I am so honored and excited to be a part of those teams! Today I got a jump start on a kit for Designs by Hutchie from Scrappity-Doo-Dah called Best Witches. The kit is simply adorable, and there is so much in it! I wish I had more time during the day to do more pages with it because the hardest part of doing the page below was trying to decide "witch" papers and elements to use...he he he...I crack myself up! Once all the kids go to sleep I'll probably do a few more pages with it.

This next layout I did today was with a kit called Your Awesome and I'm Not Lion! by Connie Prince. How cute is that name?!?! And the kit is equally adorable! The pictures are from Allison's birthday last year when I took my girls and my friends kids to the Zoo. This sweet lion so graciously gave us an up close and personal look at her...have you ever been 12" from the mouth of a lion? Even with a huge glass window between you it is VERY intimidating!

I might post more tonight...but then again I might just pass out with the kids...who knows! LOL I'm sure if you asked my husband he'd put money on the second option! Anyways, thanks for looking!

Ok...so I got one more done after the kids fell asleep...but I'm about to fall asleep at the keyboard myself! Here is another page with Best Witches by Designs by Hutchie.

Goodnight all!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Three Dog Designs

I got accepted to be on the Creative Team for Three Dog Designs...woo hoo!!!! This is now my second creative team, and it is so exciting! This is my first kit for her (well the first one I can show...there's a kit in the making and man your gonna LOVE it once it is released) and I used the My Little Cowgirl Kit. I can't wait to make more with this one, and the others she has!

OK, so I made one more today with this kit, and here it is!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Get a break, do a layout!

I got a little down time today, so of course I hopped right on PSE and had to do a page. The speed scrap last night was so much fun I decided to use those instructions again, but changed some things around this time, and this is what I got!

I really adore this kit...there is so much in it and it is so versatile! I'm gonna go and chill out with my kids for a bit, and maybe I'll be able to do a few more pages this evening once they are in bed. Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 25, 2009

What a Wild & Crazy Day

So today started off like every other one...coffee, get the kids ready for school, come home and get on the computer. I've been fighting off a headache for a few days now...darn thing has just been lingering, not a full blown migraine, but enough to be extremely irritating. I tried to lay down in the morning, but hubby called from Germany so I talked to him for a bit, then got back on the computer. Thats when I got the e-mail asking me to be part of the CT for Relocated Dixie Girl and Fishbowl designs...I'm still super stoked about that! Shortly after I got a scary call from my dear friend. I could barely understand her because she was crying, and I couldn't make out what she was saying. My first thought was oh crap, something happened to her husband or brother (both are currently in Iraq) but then she said she had to go to the doctors, and would I pick up the kids from school. Well long story short she somehow came down with the H1N1 virus, also known as Swine Flue. Me, being the wonderful friend that I am will be giving her plenty of crap about this once she is feeling better....I better write down the one liners and puns so that I remember them, cause I have the worst memory in the world! In the meantime, she is quarintined to her house, and her kids are gonna be spending the weekend here with me. My kids are totally stoked about this, and as long as no major fights break out between the 5 of them I think it will be alot of fun. Since I don't think I'll be doing any scrapping this weekend I'll post my last lay out of the week. I missed the speed scrap at Gotta Pixel this evening, but followed the directions after it was over and came up with this page. It is so cool seeing how everyone interprets the directions differently, and I really enjoy doing speed scraps. So here it is...my "Say Cheese" page. I used a kit from Mel Haines Designs called what else...Say Cheese! Have a great weekend everyone! I'll be back to scrappin on Monday!!

I'm on the Creative Team for Relocated Dixie Girl & Fishbowl Designs!!!

Wow...I'm so excited! I was asked today to be a part of the Creative Team for two awesome designers, Relocated Dixie Girl and Fishbowl Designs! These are my first two pages using the Divialicious Kit that will be released sometime next week. There are ton's of papers and elements, perfect for your little diva! As soon as it is released I will post a link so that you can get it! I ADORE this kit...and if you ever saw my office you know why (it's all pink and black). I will be making a few more pages with this kit, but I need to get a little rest before the kids get home from school. Check back tonight, cause I'm sure I'll be posting more then!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

All For Fall Freebie

Oh how I love the fall!!! The beautiful changing colors of the leaves, the cool brisk air, pulling your favorite sweater from the top of the closet and wrapping yourself in it...too bad most of that doesn't happen here in TX till November! (except for the leaves...they just turn brown and fall off over night) But we do go pumpkin picking, and the mums are beautiful, plus it means my birthday is right around the corner!

To celebrate the first day of fall (I know I'm a day late, what else is new!) I put together this little kit called All About Fall. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to e-mail me your layouts that you complete with this kit...it's nice to know they are being used.

To download this kit simply click on the kit preview above. Have a great Fall everyone!!!
This is from last year at the "pumpkin patch" using the All For Fall Kit!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My head is pounding right now and the darn dog won't stop barking so I just want to post this and go lay down and veg out to some CSI. I did a little more work on my upcoming fall kit, and I hope to finish that up tomorrow. Till then....Have a great night!

I did this page today for the scraplift challenge...I love the colors on it!

And this one was for the speed scrap. I'm not totally happy with how it came out, and I may fuss with it some more tomorrow, but for now these are the pages I did today. I made the hanging tag and the flair myself to match the kit ;)

Monday, September 21, 2009

I'm getting excited for Fall!

The weather here doesn't cool down till around Halloween, even though tomorrow is officially the first day of fall! I have seen so many beautiful Fall kits (and I'm working on one of my own) so I figured I would make a fall inspired page today. The pic is from last year on my birthday when I took the kids to Sweetberry Farms in Marble Falls, TX. It is the only place around here that kind of has a pumpkin patch. Well it's more like a TON of pumpkins put together on the ground...no vines or leaves or anything like back home, but hey, it works! They do have tons of stuff for the kids to do, plus a hayride to a wild flower fields that is just beautiful. I will be taking the kids there again in a few weeks for my birthday...but till then I figured I would use a cute picture from last years excursion. Enjoy!

PS...The kit I used here is a from a blog train. You can hop on the Autumn Wishes Blog Train HERE if you would like the kit for yourself.

Pixel Club

I finally broke down and joined the Pixel Club at GottaPixel this weekend...I wasn't going to since we are trying to save money, but I did, and BOY WAS IT WORTH IT! The kits are beautiful...and there are so many!!!

The pictures were taken in April at the bluebonnet fields in Brenham TX. We had such a great time that day just driving around taking pictures! It was so beautiful...just fields and fields of Bluebonnets everywhere.

I made this page with their kit called "Gypsy" and I really like how it came out. The colors in this kit are beautiful don't you think? I can't wait to do more pages with all of the kits from the Pixel Club!!!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Going beyond the norm

I've been having so much fun doing all of these challenges...they are really pushing me to go beyond my normal comfort zone, and I'm really loving the results! This challenge was to use 2 papers, one pattern one plain, one picture used twice, one frame, one element, and two texts or fonts. I really thought the one element was going to be the hardest part of this challenge, but now that I look back at the finished lay out I think if I had any more elements it would taken away from the focus of the layout...the picture!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

a challenge for me

Everyone has a different style of scrapbooking that they prefer...it's kind of like ice cream, some like chocolate, others like vanilla. Both are great, but you tend to like one more than the other.

I prefer a more traditional scrapbooking look, and when this challenge came about to scraplift a page where the individual was extracted from the photo my first thought was to pass. That is not a style that I like doing, but then I thought about it and figured Heck why not! Trying something different is the whole purpose of a challenge!

So I created this page this page...I'm still not sure if I even like it, but it is something different, and I figured I would put it up here. It took me forever to complete it, and looks NOTHING like the page I was supposed to scraplift, but once I got started it kinda took on a life of it's own.
Well lucky me I get to play today! The kids went to grandmas house, and guess what I'm doing...yeah not big surprise there! I was going to wait to post till this evening, and post all of the layouts I do today at one time, but that's not going to happen!

So this first one is one of my favorite pics from MRC Photography. I love her work, and I wanted to do a few pages for her. This is the first of them...I call it Garden Baby. This picture just reminds me of a baby in the Garden of Eden...hence the name Garden Baby!

Since the summer is officially over next week I thought I'd put together this summer page...better late than never! I love this pic of all the kids, and I had to do a FUN layout for it.

And here is one more from the same day...

Friday, September 18, 2009

staying up late to get my fix

Sleep is so over-rated! I'd rather stay up and scrap!!! But I think my body is going to be hurting tomorrow if I don't get to bed soon, so I better post this last lay out up and hit the hay...I'm not as young as I used to be!

Speed Scrap Fun!

I just love Gotta Pixel and tonight Connie Prince, one of the awesome designers for them hosted a Speed Scrap. This was the first time I did one live, the other I did was after the speed scrap was already over and I followed the instructions and created the page, but this was so much more fun!

This is the page I created tonight during the speed scrap. This is my fraternal grandmother with my cousin and myself sometime around 1976 or 1977. I used an adorable kit called Chilli and Chocolate that you can find here.

I'm not sure how much I will be able to get done this weekend. My husband left for Germany today, and whenever he leaves Allison goes into a bit of a funk. She is such a Daddy's Girl and she really hates it when he has to leave. So I'm going to try and keep the kids busy this weekend. Hope you all have a great one!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

wild one

I've been playing with templates, and I had to post this layout I did of my wild one Allison. She was so cute this day playing her cousin's guitar and singing her little heart out.

I'm making this short because my husband leaves for Germany tomorrow, and I want to go spend some time with him before he leaves. Hope you all have a great day!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Love Cupcakes Freebie

woo hoooooo....I finished my first digital scrapbook kit! I'm so excited, and I wanted to share it with everyone. I adore cupcakes....they are the perfect little piece of heaven, not to mention totally adorable, so it was only fitting that my first kit would be about cupcakes.

Feel free to download it by clicking on the preview picture. Any feedback is greatly appreciated, and if you use the kit please e-mail your layout to me at su.stampnscrap@gmail.com so I can see it!

I hope you all like it :D

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Trying to create my own kit

I haven't posted in a few days because I've been busy with some other things latley and haven't been doing much scrapping. I've been in front of the sewing machine again making some camera strap covers that you can check out on my other blog. I've also been watching and reading a lot of tutorials on how to design my own scrapbooking kit. It's been a bumpy road, but I think I'm getting the hang of it. Once I complete the kit I will post the entire thing, but for now here is a little sneak peek of what I've been working on. I still need to make a frame or two, and some ribbon, and a few other elements. I hope to have this done by the end of the week if not sooner.

Friday, September 11, 2009

I spent most of the day yesterday scrapping, here are a few more of my creations. This first one is another lay out using Cherie Shields When you were 17 kit. Have I said how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE this kit!

Then these next two I did using a template from gotta pixel.

I love that site! There are some great scrapbookers there, and there are lots of great challenges in addition to the wonderful store they have.

Later on today I might scrap some September 11th pictures I have. Not sure if I will or not, but I think I will give it a try. Everyone please remember what happened to us 8 years ago today. I know it is a day I will never forget.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

when you were 17 kit by Cherie Shields

The awesome kit I used for these lay outs is from Cherie Shields and can be found here. I love this kit...there is so much in it and of course it is mostly pink and black...my favorite color combo! There are so many more lay outs I want to do with this kit, but for now this is all I have time for. Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I haven't been able to do much since my husband came home from Alaska last week. I've been spending all of my time with him and the kids, and I really haven't been on the computer or even in my happy room very much at all. When he went to work this morning for a little bit I managed to put together this page from Allison's last birthday....

I'll be doing more soon, but for now I'm simply enjoying the little time I have with him before he goes to Germany for his next mission. He brought home TONS of pictures from Alaska, and I'll be working on those plus others in the next few weeks.