Friday, October 31, 2014

A Return to Ordinary Life. Just in time for DSD!

I try to stay away from bemoaning the fact that I have neglected my blog, but when the last post is quite obviously more than three months old... there are not a lot of options.  My summer was taken up with my  husband's job hunt and our subsequent move to North Dakota.  Such a short sentence, such a busy time ;)  We are getting settled in our new home (you will probably hear more about this later - why is it the new house is never the same as the old one in regards to furniture and belongings fitting in?) and I have finally had the mental energy to not only get back to design, but to actually informing people in the digi world that I have accomplished something more than just breathing at the computer.

Which is just as well, since OUR holiday is upon us.  Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day, just a few hours early!

With all that has been going on in my life, as well as the advent of my favorite season, FALL, of course my thoughts turned to documenting/celebrating/bemoaning my experiences and enjoying my favorite color palettes and the result was A Season of Change:

It's entirely possible that once I got going on this collection, I had a little trouble stopping - it will certainly give you plenty of options!  If you decide you love it all, of course there is a bundled version available, too.

I wanted another set of photo clusters featuring a large photo, too, because I have found the other set to be very useful:

Best part?  It's ALL ON SALE!

Last of all, it's been so long since I had a freebie, it seemed like a good idea to make one for the occasion!

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You can download it HERE.

Friday, June 13, 2014

In Honor of Rainbows. Who Doesn't Love Rainbows?

Last week we had the storm, so of course this week brings "After the Rain" and the rainbow.  And some photo clusters, because I have been in the throes of scrapping some awesome photos my daughter sent me of my grand doggies, and I NEEDED these, LOL.

First, the rainbows and beautiful restoration after the storm (I love it when the sun pops out just in time for the Golden Hour, and nature is fresh and deep and bright and delicious):

There are coordinating solid papers, too:

If you missed out on Through the Storm, I've bundled them together at a fabulous savings:

And here are the new Photo Clusters - these are meant to help scrap a series of photos that tell a story, so I have also included arrow sets to help make the sequences clear:

Now I just need to sit down and scrap those photos!  

My creative team DID sit down and scrap some beautiful examples for you:

Layout by Dolores

Layout by Tamie (this uses the photo cluster, too)

Layout by Poki

Layout by Edna

Layout by Jenni

Layout by Jennifer

Layout by Conny

All the new goodies are in the shop and available at the introductory sale price, so it's a great time to scrap :) Enjoy!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Weather the Storm

It's the season of storms.  We've had big ole thunderstorms almost every afternoon for the last couple of weeks - and while I love the stormy colors, I am not so thrilled about the potential for hail!  But this too will pass and we will deal with what comes.

I have many friends with some storms in their lives right now, too.  This kit is fondly dedicated to them, because I know they will stand strong and come through with shining colors.

Some beautiful examples from my team:

 Layout by Dolores

 Layout by Sonja

 Layout by Poki

 Layout by Jenni

 Layout by Tamie

Layout by Edna

 Layout by Conny (so nice to see her sweet face!)

Layout by Jennifer

Through the Storm is at the introductory sale price in my Scrapbookgraphics shop.  Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Not your ordinary templates...

There is a part of my mind that enjoys the specific style of creativity that is involved in making templates, but it is as quirky as the rest of me, LOL.  I like templates that enable creating a layout with lots of photos that is still interesting, but not too hard to create, because I am not infinitely patient, and I'm not good at weeding out photos and choosing just one.  I sometimes think that my scrapping life would be much easier if I were - I'd be happy with one photo, five perfectly chosen enhancements, and one perfect piece of paper.

But, I am ME.

This week, I am ME with a vengeance - a new free-standing family tree template, and a new set of photo trays designed to accommodate ALL those photos you just can't exclude because they all say a little something different.

And because I really do make these for myself, I scrapped with both of them:

 This one is a bit of a play on the "box" theme, but it shows that you can combine large and small photos - not every box needs something different.

My tree is full of birds.  It's actually very much like my back yard tree, because the one that holds the bird feeder is also bare-branched, having given up the ghost in the Colorado Winter Before Last.  We love it, because we can see them so clearly, and they like being able to see predators coming.  I seem to be incapable of not taking photos of them, even though they often look almost exactly alike, LOL.  

Two of my creative team members also used this template:

Poki actually put family in hers, I love the way she moved the tags around to put the little folks on the bottom.  Jenni has a Doggie Family tree, which I just love.  Both of them used the tree paper from last week's kit Sky High - it looks great behind that bare tree!

Hopefully that gives you some ideas of your own.  Both sets will be at the introductory sale price for a limited time, so pick 'em up and start cleaning some of those photos out of folders and into your scrapbook!  

Friday, May 23, 2014

Er, Time Flies... but it flies Sky High!

There's always a bit of a lull after one of the "big" scrapping holidays.  This blog certainly reflects that!  I had a week off while my husband and I traveled to Durango and explored down into Monument Valley and the surrounding area.  It's always good to get away, although I admit having a couple hundred more photos in my scrapping folder might put a little pressure on the pleasure just a tiny bit, LOL.

Anyway, I've been back in the groove this week, and have a pretty new kit for you.  It's fresh and springy and light and versatile -

There are some spiffy solids and extras to go along:

And a fun set of birdwatcher brushes - we are all enjoying having the birds back and active for spring!

Beautiful examples from my Creative Team -  love these talented ladies!

 Layout by Poki

 Layout by Dolores

 Layout by Tamie

 Layouts by Jenni

 Layout by Conny

 Layout by Lexy

Layout by Edna

Layout by Jennifer

Of course you can get all the pieces of the collection bundled up for extra savings, too - the whole kit and caboodle will be at the introductory sale price for a limited time.

Another harbinger of spring is flying kites - I remember doing this a few times with our daughters when they were little.  I've put together a little photo tray for you:

It includes PSD, TIF, and PNG files, and Jennifer kindly converted it to .page files as well - you can download it HERE.

I think that's it for me this time - hope you have a wonderful weekend!  I'm going to see if I can get started on those new photos in my guilt folder  ;)