Friday, July 27, 2012

Lavender Chic by BooLand Designs and Aquarius is now in stores.

You know I love purple and this kit has lots of yummy lavender and liliac in it. 

Lavender Chic
Booland Designs has come together with Aquarius Designs to create a truly stunning botanical oasis of whimsy and uber feminine grace. In every shade of pink and purple imaginable, Lavender Chic includes exotic lady birds and fanciful butterflies that, when nested among the flora on worn vintage or ultra-urban papers, will add exquisite style to just about any scrapbooking layout.

You’ll find everything and more for all your special projects in LavenderChic and as always, We’ve added lots of little extras for you
This is the Super Saver bundle pack that includes lots of goodies.
The Super Saver Bundle Contains
  • 1 Element Pack -101 Elements
  • 1 Paper Pack - 28 12"x12" papers
  • 1 Pack of 12 12”x12” Cardstock Solid Papers
  • 1 Pack of 10 Glitter Styles in ASL format with 12 Glitter Sheets in PNG – Includes PTN File
  • 2 Alpha Packs - includes lower case and numbers and some extras (comes in one file)
  • 1 Pack of Textured Frames – Great Stash Builder – 10 in pack
  • 1 Pack of Textured Swirls – Great Stash Builder – 17 in pack

And there is a page Spray bundle and a mega cluster bundle, too:

Each of the kits can be bought individually, too. 

They are available at

and at

Here are pages I made using the Page kit:

Lavender Blue, Dilly Dilly

Lavender and Lace

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Christmas in July Scrapathon and Challenges at The Studio

Had a ball last Sunday, July 22 at the 5 hour Scrapathon featuring Christmas in July.  Each hour had a different host with a different challenge.  We were in a chat room so lots of chatting was going on along with 'trying' to scrap at the same time... hahahaha  Not all the challenges required that the pages be Christmas themed.

Must admit that I did a bit more chatting than I did scraping.  But we had a few days to finish up the scraps so all was well.  Here is a re-cap of all the fun we had.

2:30 - 3:30 - Toiny
Toiny aka PiggyScraps had us making a Christmas Card using this template if we wished

Here is mine:

Kit: Classic Christmas by Studio4 Designworks

3:30 - 4:30 - Caren Grobe aka Min

Caren Grobe aka Min gave us this darling mini to play with.  The challenge was to use 4 papers and 20 elements [words count as 1]

Had to count and recount to make sure I got the right number of elements..

4:30 - 5:30 - Aimee Harrison aka Girlboheme had us doing a speedscrap with this recipe:


Step 1: take 4 coordinating patterned papers and place them slightly askew and slightly angled on top of one another, changing sizes as needed.

Step 2: Place a ribbon along the top edge of the top paper.

Step 3: Place a single frame, slightly to the right of center.

Step 4: Place a solid color paper strip from top to bottom behind the photo that is slightly thinner than the frame. Then place two pieces of trim, scallops or ribbon on each side behind the paper strip.

Step 5: Add a journal card, journal or tag beneath the right lower corner of the frame and angle it to the right.

Step 6: Add a Bow and 5 flowers anywhere on your layout.

Step 7: Journal in the journal card.

And just for playing, we got the following mini:

 Here is my page:

Kit used: Christmas in Gold by Feli and LouCee Designs

5:30 - 6:30 - ADB Designs
ABD Designs furnished us with this mini kit - if we wanted to use - and this recipe:
Step 1. Select 1 photo for your layout and make it (1)all Black & white or (2) all sepia or (3) spot of color with either B&W or sepia.

Step 2. Select 2 papers for your background. Layer one over the other , resize or crop the top paper so that the bottom paper shows on all four sides.

Step 3. Select 2 frames of different shapes (for example, 1 circle and 1 rectangle)
Place the frames so they are overlapping. Place slightly off center and put your photo in one of the frames.

Step 4. Create a cluster of at least 3 flowers and 1 foliage and place on or near your frames.

Step 5. Duplicate your cluster and place it near or on the frames as well.

Step 6. Add a ribbon, ric rac, string or wire.

Step 7. Add a bow & 1 more flower (or other suitable elements)

Step 8. Use a strip of paper(S) or a tag or word tile from your kit and add a title and date and any other journaling you wish

This is my page:

6:30 - 7:30 - SnickerDoodleDesigns
What fun we all had at the last chat session.  Some of us were loopy by this time - but still had so much fun.   Just for participating in the scrap, she gave us this mini:

 SnickerDoodle aka Karen gave us another recipe to follow;

1. Choose an odd number of photos that you would like to work with.

2. Choose at least 2 papers to layer for your background. Solid or patterned, your choice.

3. Add at least 1 paper circle to your page and 2 rectangles. More are okay; this is just the minimum.

4. Add flowers (any number); 1 ribbon or string; and some greenery

5. Add some glitter, used in any way that you like.

6. Add some stitching and any other embellishments that you would like to use to complete your layout.

Here is my page I made:
Kit: A Lyrical Touch by Feli

This was my first Scrapathon/Speedscrap.  Know I will do more of them in the future as they were so much fun.  

In addition to the challenges during the Scrapathon - the Studio also has more Christmas in July Challenges still going on.  There is still time to join in the fun... hop on over to The Studio - Christmas in July forum.  Here are the ones I have participated in:

Avalon4 aka as Studio4 Designworks is hosting a Christmas Card Exchange.  She has this template to use if you want for the card

Here is my card I designed without the Template:

Kit: Classic Christmas by Studio 4 Designworks

Miss Parker aka Feli Designs is hosting a Christmas Letter Challenge.

For this challenge, which will run until 31 July, I want you to write a heartfelt letter to Santa either from your child's perspective (if you have a child) or from yourself as a child!

This is my letter to Santa from the view of my great-granddaughter

Kit: Christmas in Gold by Feli and LouCee Designs

JenC Designs is running a Christmas Siggy Challenge

You make a Christmas themed siggy and use it for your siggy this month.

I made this siggy for the challenge:
Kit: Christmas in Gold by Feli and LouCee Designs

The last challenge I am participating in is the Build a Gingerbread House hosted by Caren Grobe aka Min.  It is a progressive scrap with today being the next to the last day.  She has provided us with a template to use but we can design our own.  I adapted her template so I could have both the front and the side of the house show on the page.  Here is what it looks like at Step 4 - have one more step to add tomorrow. 

Stacked papers from Christmas in Gold bundled set by Feli and LouCee Designs
The window and door items are photos of my own decorations from last year

You can find the kits at The Digital Scrapbooking Studio aka The Studio  Shop here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Playing around with Challenges over at Go Digital Scrapbooking... what a fun place that is.

One of the GDS challenges -  Journaling Challenge (linked) - is to download a Created by Jill  mini-kit and make a page with some journaling on it.  We had a choice of several mini-kits but of course I was drawn to the one with purples in it. 
Amethys mini-kit

Since I had been playing in several forums that were featuring a Christmas in July, I decided to use that as my theme for the page I created. The photo was taken last Christmas, but I am ready to party anytime of the year.

Tag reads: "Ready for Christmas any time of the year"

You can pick up Created by Jill mini-kits at the Go Digital Scrapbooking Store: here.
Or join in the fun with the challenges at the GDS Forum: here.

You will be seeing more the pages I created for the challenges at several forums in the next few weeks.  Hope you enjoy them.  You can join in the fun... just pop into the forums and sign-up.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stefairy and Scrap Angie have added me to their CT group. 

Have been admirer of these fabulous designers for quite some time.  Angie and I got to know each other when she was hosting some of the challenges at CoolScraps before the forum and gallery closed.  Ran across Stefairy over at Digital Design Den and fell in love with her romantic and dreamy kits.  Here are a few kits and some pages I made using them so you can see for yourself what fantastic designs these kits are.

Oriental Dream kit by Stefairy jumped right out and grabbed my attention... as I have daughters who belly-danced for several years.  I still have lots of photos of them to scrap and this kit is a dream come true.

Oriental Dream papers

This is a photo of my youngest daughter who visited us in Cario, Egypt when we lived there.  I was taking art lessons from a premier Egyptian artist, MonsourA.  He asked if she would pose for him and he presented her with the two sketches at the end of the session.

My hubby and I visited Athens, Greece for a summer vacation in the early 1990's.  I was looking for a kit use to scrap those precious memories.  When I saw Olympus by StefairyI knew I had found the right kit. 

Olympus Papers

Here we are visiting the famous sites in and around Athens.  This page reminds me of how close to the heavens I felt as we climbed up the hills to vist the ruins. 

Just wait, I will have more fabulous kits from these two designers in just a few weeks.  They have some fabulous kits that will be released soon. 

Stepfairy shops are at:

Cool Scrap :


Will have kits from Scrap Angie soon.  So keep watching this blog and see the adorable kit she will be releasing at the end of the month.

Scrap Angie's shops are at:

Had to pop back in to add a page I did for a challenge over at GoDigitalScrapbooking today.  This is using Sweet Acidity by Scrap Angel

Sweet acidity Papers

The challenge was to include some fruit shapes on a page.
Here is mine:
Love Summer Fruits

Just a fun, bright and vivid kit that had the right elements to show off some summer fruit along with my darling great-granddaughter. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

BooLand's Retirement Bundle 8 is now released

Wow... another fantastic set of kits as a very special price... BooLand's Retirement Bundle 8 is finally in the store.  The bundle is marked down just for a short while.  5 kits for $5... that's only $1 a kit!!  Don't miss out on this fantastic bargain. 

Retirement Bundle Eight Includes:

Strawberry Fields Page Kit
Spit Spot Blue Page Kit
Spit Spot Pink Page Kit
Peacock Dreams Page Kit
Sunday Afternoon Kit
Bonus with this Bundle!
Strawberry Fields Page Spray Bundle

Here are the kits along with pages I made from the kits

Hats Like Peacocks

Lovely Lady

Monkey Shines

Sunday Afternoon at Mommie's

Hello Balloon

This page was made using Strawberry Fields Forever and  Blend It Like Boo - Mask Template 6 shown below

Love Boo's new Blend It Like Boo new masks and templates. 

All of these can be found at BooLand's shop at  DigitalScrapbookingStudio store.