Sunday, November 3, 2013

Graduation Scraps

Well, I got so wrapped up in completing Dirk & Lyndsey's wedding album and working on the album for the vacation I took my dad and mom on for dad's 80th birthday, I realized I hadn't scrapped any of Dirk's graduation pics.  He graduated with his Associates Degree from a local junior college last May and is now completing his Bachelor's Degree at university.  So, here are the first 2 scraps.

This is Dirk with his wife, Lyndsey, and their godson Wes.  This scrap was created with a kit called Fresh Linen by G&T Designs.  Their kits can be found here

I am in the top pic with Dirk, and my parents are in the bottom pic.  This scrap was created with a kit called Paper Moon by G&T Designs.  Their kits can be found here.  

Monday, October 28, 2013

Delighted Earth & Always Delighted in Water

Both of these pages were done from a free kit I downloaded a couple of days ago.  A member of Scrapbook Flair posted her own pages from this kit that she created.  Go to Kitkat79 Scraps to pick up this kit for yourself, it is called Air-Earth-Fire-Water.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Remember Forever

For this scrap I used my free Template 9-24-13 (scroll down to get the template for free).  I wanted a scrap to help them remember this moment of sweet love and anticipation of their life ahead.  My heart swelled with joy as I looked upon Dirk's face while he watched Lyndsey approaching him on her father's arm.  

For this layout I used G&T Designs' new kit called The Memory Keeper.  The "remember" and "forever" are available in their kit.  I added "this moment of love".  Everything, with the exception of the photos, is in this one kit.  I have made so many different scraps with this kit...something I never seem to do.  It is just so very versatile!!!  Mega kits by G&T Designs are available at E-scape and Scrap.

Tread Softly

Here is another layout created from my free Template 10-16-13 (scroll down to get this template for free).  I'm just about finished with Dirk & Lyndsey's wedding album.  I had thought it would be about 100 pages since I am including not only the wedding photos but photos from the rehearsal dinner the night before and also a couple of my most favorite scraps I did with their engagement photos.  It looks like it will be a bit over 100 pages when all is said and done.  Fingers crossed that they will both like it.

For this layout I used Dreamcatcher by G&T Designs.  With the exception of the photos everything was pulled from this one kit, even the word art.  G&T Designs always have such fabulous word art in their mega kits!!!  G&T Designs can be found at E-scape and Scrap.  I'm not a member of their CT so I don't want you to think I am just advertising for them.  I gladly purchase their kits!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Free Template 10-16-13

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I created a scrap for a challenge at Scrapbook Flair and after a few site members added it to their favorites I decided to create a template for it.  Of course it is free to download.  If you like it, please become one of my followers.

And here is the scrap that inspired this template.  
Paper and elements from L'appel du Large by ML Designs.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Free Template 10_03_13

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Here is a new template.  Hope all of you like it!  And here is a layout I did with it.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Template 09-24-13

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I have been dabbling with creating templates.  Here is one I just created and I am giving it to you free.  Just copy and paste the link above, download and enjoy!

Here is a scrap made with this template

Monday, March 11, 2013

3 Shades of the Same

This is my niece, Paige.  This photo is one of her senior pictures.  I was inspired by a similar layout done by Tracy (tracpitch) over on Scrapbook Flair.  Tracy had clipped the same photo three different ways then did three different edits to each piece.  I have scrap lifted her layout above.  The kit I used for this scrap is called Sweet Love by Nanly Designs (available through Scrap Bird).

Boys Will be Boys

I have a really difficult time not giving a scrap lots of flowers and frills!  There are not a lot of kits dedicated to little boys and little boy stuff, so I have taken a regular kit and tried to make a scrap that is boyish.  I used a collab kit that was free with a minimum purchase through Scrap Bird (the link to Scrap Bird is on the right under Favorite Sites).  The kit is called Paint My World.  The photos are of my son and daughter-in-law's god son, Wes.  These were taken on a visit to the park and school playground.

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Direction of Your Dreams

These three photos are some of my most favorite of Haley.  I snapped these one afternoon while she was lounging on a huge round hale bale and enjoying the Oklahoma winds.  If you can't read the caption it says:  Go confidently in the direction of your Dreams.  Live the life you have imagined ~ Henry David Thereau.  I used a kit called Dream Catcher by G&T Designs which is available through E-scape and Scrap; the link is on the right side.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Poppy Dance

This scrap was created for a challenge over on Scrapbook Flair called "Poppies".  I created this page in PSE8 then took it into where I softened it, gave it a little glow and played a bit with the color curves.  The female image and the lizard image are from the web.  The background and all other elements are from a kit called Summer by Mago74.  This is a free kit available on her blog, her link is under Favorite Sites on the right.

Sea Happy

This is another icon for one of my challenges at Scrapbook Flair called "Off the Edge".  For this challenge we were to create scraps where the pictures were off the edge of the page.  This is my granddaughter, Haley, while we were on vacation on South Padre Island, Texas in 2010.  I used the kit Siren by Kittyscraps.  The kit is available for purchase at Scrap Bird, link is under My Favorites

Playing on the Dunes

This scrap was created for a challenge at Scrapbook Flair.  For this challenge we were to place a paper over the top of a photo then cut openings in the top layer (like windows) so parts of the photo beneath can be seen.  The photo is of my granddaughter, Haley while we were on vacation in South Padre Island, Texas.  Yep, it is another photo where we can't see her face.  I used the kits Bleu Ocean and Un Bout de Paradise by Nanly Designs to create this scrap.  Both kits are available for purchase at Scrap Bird link is under Favorite Sites on the right.

Cancer the Crab

Over on Scrapbook Flair, I host several challenges each month.  When I set up a challenge I always create an icon.  This challenge is called Your Zodiac Sign.  My birthday is in July so I am a Cancer.  I used Vividly Vintage by G&T Designs to create this page.  The crab image is from the web and blended onto a paper from the kit.  The wording is my own.  The kit used for this scrap is available for purchase at E-Scape and Scrap, the link is under Favorite Sites on the right.

Goose Feeding

This is Dirk and Lyndsey's god son.  We went to the park and were feeding the geese.  I love photos where the person is looking away from the camera.  I used A Lencre Violet by Nanly Design to create this scrap.  The kit is available for purchase at Scrap Bird, the link is under Favorite Sites on the right.


This photo is of my son, Dirk and his bride, Lyndsey.  It will be a year in May since their wedding and I am trying to put together an album for an anniversary present.  I used Unbreakable by G&T Designs to create this scrap.  The kit is available for purchase at E-Scape and Scrap, the link is under Favorite Sites on the right.

Mermaid Cove

This is a scrap I entered into a challenge on Scrapbook Flair (the challenge is called Looking Through the Window).  Since I love the ocean I decided that I wanted to look through a portal.  I used the following kits to create this scrap:  Sun, Sea and Beach by digicats, Water World by Laurie Made Me Scraps and By the Sea by Cajoline.  These 3 kits were free on these designers blogs, I have had them all for quite some time so I don't know if they are still available though.

My Goodness it has been a Year!!!

I can't believe it has been over a year since I have posted on my blog.  I am mortified!!!  Here are a few of my latest scraps.  I know I had planned to create a few free kits and post them here on my blog, but I have instead been focusing more on creating free kits for Scrapbook Flair.  Since my last post in February 2012 I have donated 2 kits to Scrapbook Flair, the first was called 4th of July Collection (I know a real eye catching, and the second was Bootiful Halloween.  I have a new free kit that will be coming out on Scrapbook Flair for Easter called An Eggceptional Pastel Easter, and I am putting the final touches on a kit for father's day with a working title of My Country Dad.