Thursday, February 18, 2010

Country Roads

The latest kit I have been working with for Kim Cameron is called Country Roads. This kit is available at Groovy Scraps. It's on sale now for 40% off.

The first layout I did was about our vacation last spring break. This shows you how far behind I am in my scrapbooking. This vacation was 11 months ago and I am just not scrapping it. I didn't really have any scrapping mojo for a couple of months. The new calling as ward historian and also doing the ADSR are really helping my mojo to come back.
This second layout is for my mother-in-laws memorial book that should have been done before Christmas. Again, I will blame my lack of scrapping mojo for this one. It's getting closer to being done though. I have about 10 pages done, so half way. These are photos of Beth with some of her closest friends.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


It's that time of year again. It's time for the Amazing Digiscrapping Race. This is the 3rd year I have done the race. It's a lot of fun and I learn a lot by doing the race. Here are my first 3 layouts for the race. The bottom one is first. I had to scraplift a layout from my partner, Rose. The layout had to be about her. Rose and I have been partners ever since we started doing the race 3 years ago. We have also been designers in the same stores through the years. I've retired from designing, but I think she still designs some. She and I are both into photography as well as scrapbooking.

The middle layout is the 2nd challenge. This challenge had to have 5 photos, one of them had to include the number 5, I had to use 5 different fonts or alphas and journal about 5 things I love. I chose to do my family. My 5th photo is the number 5 itself. The last part of the challenge is to use 5 of the same element types. I used 5 different flowers. I love flowers on my pages. It's probably my most frequently used element type. When I was designing, my kits always had lots of flowers in them.

The top challenge is the one I just finished today. The challenge was to use selective coloring on the photo. I turned the photo black and white, then made Jeremy back into color. The lightning bolt on his shirt really pops with the background being black and white. In addition to the selective coloring, there had to be at least 20 words of journaling and a date element. You can't just put the date on the layout with an alpha or font. It had to be a specific element to state the date. This date element was created by me last year for a collaborative kit I contributed too. I think it's rather unique. I don't know that I have ever seen it in another kit. It's not in anything I own.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Morning Meadow

Here is my next 2 layouts for Kim's creative team. The one with all of my kids also happens to be my second layout for the Amazing Digiscrapping Race. This is the 3rd year I have done this race with Rose, my partner. It is a great way to get out of my comfort zone with scrapbooking. This kit is called Morning Meadow. It is beautiful. You can find the kit here at Groovy Scraps.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Lovely Day, layout 2

Here is my second layout with Tracy's kit. This is a photo of my family taken the day Jeremy got baptized, January 16, 2010. We didn't do a good job of positioning because there is a shadow across Rachael's face. This shadow has shown up in most of my pics from that day. I can't believe I didn't notice this when I was taking the pictures. I should know better.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Lovely Day

Here is my latest CT Layout. This one is for a kit called Lovely Day by Tracy Drane. She and Kim share their CT, so I get the benefit of being able to work with both of their products. The kit can be found at Groovy Scraps. This is a picture of Jeremy taken on the bus tour at Hershey PA when we went there for vacation last March. He was enjoying a yummy pastry on the bus ride, then got a bunch of chocolate at the end of the bus ride. Hershey was a really fun place to visit. Next time we go, we want to go during the summer so we can go to the amusement park.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

2nd Layout with Into the Wilderness

Here is the second layout with this kit. This kit is absolutely beautiful. I love the earth tones and the nature elements. You can find the kit at Groovy Scraps.
The font I used is called Chocolate Box and is available at .

Monday, February 1, 2010

Creative Team layout

I am on Kim Cameron's CT. I've been on there for a long time, but haven't really been active since I started designing. Now that my designing career is over, I decided I needed to get some scrapping done and get active in the CT again. Here is the first layout I have done for Kim in a long time. This layout is for our church scrapbook. I am going to be called as our ward historian soon. I'm taking over from a sister who is 96 years old. I've done several layouts in the past year for her and she always teases me that I am going to end up taking over for her when she gets released. I'm excited and nervous about this new calling, but I really think it will be fun. It will also get me back into scrapping. I haven't scrapped much in the last 4 months. I'd kinda lost my mojo, but I hope it's back. This kit is called Into the Wilderness. You can find it here. It's currently 35% off, so you can get it for only $2.59. Here is a preview of the kit.