Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 16-30 Progressive Scrap at DDR was so much fun.

Decided to wait and show all the steps together for this challenge.  We were free to use whatever kit we wished but at least 50% of DDR products.  Once something was added to the layout, it could not be moved.  Shadowing could be added at anytime during the challenge.

I chose to use Heart of Zen kit by Feli.  I was enthralled with the lovely oriental feel to the kit.  Everything is from the Heart of Zen unless otherwise noted.

 STEP 1 - You will have 3 days to complete this step, due midnight Tuesday, April 17th

3 papers, (two of the papers must be in shapes)

I used Layed template by KakleiDesigns to cut the side papers.

Step 1

STEP 2 - You will have 3 days to complete this step, due midnight Friday, April 20th
You must use each of the following elements at least once. You may repeat the element but it must be the same one that you repeat.
For instance if you use a pink flower you may repeat that flower, not a different one.

Splatter or Glitter
1 Frame
3 Different Flowers
I made my own star

Step 2

STEP 3 - You will have 3 days to complete this step, due midnight Monday, April 23rd
You must use each of the following elements at least once. 

2 Different Branches or Leaves
1 Photo
I created my own stitching

Step 3

STEP 4 - You will have 4 days to complete this step, due midnight Friday, April 27th
You must use each of the following elements at least once. 
Add another Flower
Add another piece of paper in a shape
Add another branch or type of leaf
Time Piece
Wire Mesh
The wire mesh was from Natural Breeze Kit - DDR collab

Step 4

Step 5 – You will have 3 days to complete this step, due midnight Tuesday, May 1st

Title and wordart or journaling

Font for title:  Kosher Extended

Step 5

I was very happy with my layout for the challenge but decided that I wanted to add a couple more items to it for my own personal layout.  I added white flowers in the lower left and a statue in the lower right.

My Zen Garden

I hope you enjoyed this progressive scrap journey with me.  It led me in paths that I might not have taken.  So much fun.  Come join in the fun and challenge of doing a progressive scrap. 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Kits from BooLand Design

Booland Designs had released a couple of new kits this week.

Spring Promise - So full of beautiful elements and papers

This is how the designer describes this kit:
When I think of spring, I think of the promise to come of longer days, bluer skies, fresh breezes, colourful blossoms, woodland walks and earthy scents as April showers fall, sunshine and new life and I’m already lifted from the stark emptiness that winter surrounds us with. Now, with spring upon us I feel its promise was well worth the long wait. I hope you’ll feel that too when you open this fabulous Springs Promise Collection.
The Page Kit Contains
  • 1 Element Pack - 92 Elements
  • 1 Paper Pack - 16 12"x12" papers
    All saved in PNG and JPG format at 300ppi for best quality printing.

    This product is PU/S4H friendly
Here is the layout I created using her  Page Kit:
Music Fills Our Hearts

The second kit which was just released is Springs Passion

Designer's description of the kit:
There is no doubt you’ll have figured by now that I’m passionate about spring. Perhaps it’s because it’s my birthday season or perhaps it’s simply because by this time we are all ready for a little color and sunshine in our lives, who knows? One thing I’m sure of though, you’ll be filled with Springs Passion with the last collection in our Spring Theme.

You’ll find everything and more for all your spring projects in Springs Passion and as always, I’ve added lots of little extras for you.

The Page Kit Contains
  • 1 Element Pack - 82 Elements
  • 1 Paper Pack - 16 12"x12" papers
    All saved in PNG and JPG format at 300ppi for best quality printing.
    This product is PU/S4H friendly

This is the page I created from the Page Kit:
Love Is Forever

Boo has some freebies on her blog site:  BooLand Designs  She also has more layouts from the kits to spur your imagination and creativity.  Both kits are available at Design Scrapbooking Studio.  You can also click on the kit names directly under the images to go to those kits at the shop.   Also at the shop are more additions to the basic page kit.... alphas, swirls, styles,  printed papers, clusters and more.  She also has a great deal when you buy a bundle with some of the most popular add-ons.

Friday, April 27, 2012

A new look for my blog

Yes, that is a new blog header you see!  Many, many thanks to Kyra at With A Russian Dutch Heart for allowing me to use some of the elements from one of her fabulous kits - 'Weaving Dreams' for it.  Click on her blog name above to reach her blog and see what fantastic kits she there. 

Krya was one of the first designers that I started collecting kits from when I began digi-scraping.  So many wonderful kits and they are free for your personal use.   She is one fantastic lady - so sharing and kind with lots of encouraging words for others. 

Finally realized that instead of trying to center the image... I should make it larger.  LOL.... That got it spaced right. 

Have some new page layouts from new kits coming up soon.  So come back soon to see them.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Another Freebie QP for you...

Love doing these Freebie QP Challenge at Cool Scraps.  We have a fun kit to work with month...

Sun Sun Sun by Butterfly Wings

Love the citrus colors of yellow, lime, and orange with lots of fun papers.

My QP freebie
12"X12" full size - 300dpi -  Personal Use only

Here are a couple of samples of what it looks like with photos

Darling Shayla

Sweet Danica

And here it is without photos

Sun, Sun, Sun QP by Bright Eyes

Download link HERE

 Also available at the Freebie QP Challenge at Cool Scraps thread and at the CS gallery.  There will be lots more QPs available at the CS thread.  Click on the thread name right above to pop over to see more QPs from the other players.   The challenge runs until April 30th.

Hope you enjoy this Quick Page freebie.  Leave a little love below in the comments section when you download it.  Thanks.  

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April Promise is in the stores now.

This beautiful kit  - April Promise by Star Song Studio and KakleiDesign collab (Annka Studio) - is stunning in its soft promise that April brings.

The designers describe the kit like this:
The smell of hyacinths, a warm breeze, soft showers, spring bulbs peeking through the damp earth, April holds the promise of beautiful days ahead. This collaborative kit created by StarSongStudio and Kakleidesigns is filled with 24 papers and 93 elements that capture the beauty of that promise.

24 textured papers, both plain and fancy, 12" x 12" in jpeg format, and

93 elements in png format
It is available at: 
I did a series of pages about our 35th anniversary that spent in Paris, France in April 1990.  This kit was perfect for these pages.
April In Paris - Eiffel Tower

Versailles Garden

Gardens at Versailles

What treasured memories these bring back. 

For more pages made with this delightful kit, hop over to the Star Song Studio Blog.   
Spring Hope by BooLand Designs is available now.

What a wonderful Kit this is.

This is how the designer describes the kit:

Spring is so full of hope. From the moment we start to see blossoms bloom and lambs frolicking we feel filled with hope for the fresh start and, if you are anything like me, it’s a time to start looking forward with lifted spirit to achieving all those little tasks we put aside over the winter time. Tasks like clearing old closets and giving the old homestead a lick of fresh paint. For me, it’s the time when all the old grey days are washed away and bathed in the fresh spring air filling me with hope and even excitement at all the possibilities life has to offer in the year ahead. I hope you’ll find as much pleasure from this Springs Hope Collection as I have in creating it.

Here are some layouts I did using this kit:

Love of a Child


Glamorous at TST 8

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Some new pages I finished this week

Been producting pages right and left this week.  So much fun to be busy making layouts that I really love.  Here are a few of them.  I hope you enjoy seeing them.

This first one was done for a scraplift challenge at Nuts4Digi forum

My Fairy Princesses
It is based on  Spring Time’ layout by Franlk

This next one was also done for a challenge at Nuts4Digi.

Wonder of a Child
Kit: Peach Delight by Nutkin Tailz Designs

And yet one more page from Nuts4Digi challenges

Easter 2012
Kit: Summer Afternoon Bits and Pieces by NutkinTailzDesigns

Come over this fun forum and join in the challenges. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

BooLand Designs new release Spring Bride

Spring Bride was released today.  What a beautiful and romantic kit - lots of lace, pearls, hearts. delicate flowers and the sweetest set of romantic teddy bears.  The papers are soft with beautiful blending of pastels.  It is not only perfect for wedding, anniversary, engagement, and bridal shower memories - it can also work anytime you need a romantic look.

In addition to the kit, she has several other items that you can get for a special price when you buy the bundle and save.  They are also priced by individual kit.

Spring Bride is available at Digital Scraping Studio

You might want to pop over to BooLands blog as she has some beautiful freebies made with this oh so romantic kit.  She also has more pages made from Spring Bride.
Click on the bold words just above as they are linked.   

This is the page I made using Spring Bride:

It is a perfect memory page of my granddaughter's wedding

Had to come back to add the latest page of wedding memories

Come back soon to hear about the newest releases from BooLand.  I love to read comments so please add yours below. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Circus has arrived.

Ah, the wonderful kit by Star Song Studio - The Circus - has been released. 

This is what the designer has to say about her new kit:

There's no doubt that some kits are easier to design than others and some are just more fun. Circus Scenes was definitely one of those. I enjoyed working on it from start to finish. And I'm delighted to say, it's finally finished and available in my stores.
Circus Scenes contains 19 textured 12" x 12" papers in jpeg format and 59 elements, created at 300 dpi and available in png format. It's filled with color, drama and fun with a strong vintage flair, perfect for both present day and heritage photos.
Here are the layouts I did with this fun kit:
Circus Memories
Danica having so much fun perched on top of the camel while lots of activities
are going on around her.  Definitely a 2-ring circus scene.

Memories of the Circus
Perfect place to store all the sights and memories of a fun day.

The Circus by Star Song Studio is available at Cool Scraps, DigiDesignResort,

Click on the names to go to the Star Song Studio blog or to the stores.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Spring Breeze Kit from Booland is released.

There’s a subtle change in the air, the temperature, whilst fresh, is just that tad warmer. The sky is no longer grey but crisp pale blue and there is the sweet scent of new blossom everywhere. That’s the spring breeze you can feel and it heralds the dawning of the long awaited spring with all its glorious freshness. Naturally, Booland Design's newest collection Spring Breeze is full of such freshness with its gorgeous blues and lilacs. It’s so cool you can almost smell that blossom drift right off the screen.

Spring Breeze is available at The Studio 

I had the delight of working with this kit as a CT member.  Here is my layout:

Blooming With Sister Love

Hop on over to Booland Designs Blog to keep up to date with her latest releases. Shh...she also has a few freebies and news of her sales.  Don't miss out. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Had a great Easter Weekend

So much fun sharing Easter with the family.  Granddaughter Katie hosted a lunch for the family and 2 other couples with children the same ages as her daughters - 2 years and 7 months old.  What joy to watch the 2 year old girls hunt for the Easter Eggs.  So, of course, I had to scarp a couple of them immediately.

This first one was done for the DigiDesignResort's Desktop Challenge - Easter Garden.

Danica and Annika Hunting for Easter Eggs
Kit used:  Lazy Days - DDR Collaboration

The girls didn't need much help finding the eggs this year.  The moms only had to point out a few of the less obvious hiding places for the girls. 

This one was for the DigiDesignResort's Mixed Challenge -
Song: "I Thought I Would be Alone"
a video an Easter Bunny who thought he would be alone when hiding the eggs 

Danica and Her Easter Friends
Kit used: Lazy Days - DDR Collaboration

Other exciting CT news:

Star Song Studio has a new kit coming out this week:  THE CIRCUS.  It is a fabulous kit with a vintage feel.  Lots of fun papers and elements that will call out to the kid in all of us. Will be posting pages for it mid-week.

I am now a Creative Team Member (CT) for BooLand Designs.  Her Kits can be found at THE STUDIO. She has some wonderful new SPRING kits being released this week.   Come back later on this week to see the kits and the pages I have designed with them..

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lots of new layouts done.

Been busy working on layouts for the Challenges as the different forums.  It is always a busy and exciting time at the first of the month finding out what is on the agenda.  Love the challenges that push me into creating new and fun layouts.  Have a couple of them that I am especially happy with so will share them with you.

This first one is from a scraplift challenge at Cool Scraps.

Treasures of the Deep
Kit used:  Treasure of Atlantis
by Star Song Studios
available at here at Cool Scraps Store for a limited time

Added several of KakleiDesigns new kits to my collection this past week so have been using them for some of the challenges.  Have not done fantasy type layouts so this was a new adventure for me.

When An Angel Cries
Kit used:  Falling Angels
by KakleiDesigns
available at both Cool Scraps and DigiDesignResort stores
Template: April Template by Silke

I am in love with angels in this kit and the wonderful colors and beautiful papers. 

This layout has a special place in my heart.  The challenge was to scrap someone or something that made you proud.  I chose my great-granddaughter and her loving care of her younger sister. 

Proud Nana
Kit used: Lazy Days - a DDR collaberation

Really excited about a couple of new kits that will soon be released by Star Song Studio and Annka Studio [Star Song Studio and KakleiDesign collab ] in the next  couple of weeks,   Please come back to see some layouts for them in the next week or two. You don't want to miss them.