Monday, March 29, 2010

my not so military guy

when I saw Vinnie Pearce's "Military Guy" digital kit this past week at Two Peas in a Bucket I knew I had to have it. The colors are perfect for my "15 year old - not so military guy", and I just love all the fun elements.

your journey

I also participated in a challenge this week, where a member of the digital creative team posts a challenge for our members. My sister finally sent us some photos of her sweet grandbaby Jenna - I couldn't wait to scrap. The challenge was to blend the photo into the background paper. I just love how this one turned out.

now you are one

and finally because I can never get enough of that sweet baby girl Jenna, my last layout for the week featuring designs by Betsy Tuma. Her "Denim and Daisies" Digital kit has fabulous colors and gorgeous elements. This one came together rather easily.

precious one

have a great week everyone. I only have four work days this week, I will get Good Friday off (which happens to be my birthday) and Easter Monday as well. The kids will be on spring break next week so I am going to keep my schedule open and flexible.

Monday, March 22, 2010

do you love the smell of new babies?

I do! our MellyPea at two peas in a bucket had her baby girl on St Patrick's Day - Leighton Sheffield - and it got me thinking about my sweet babies and how long ago it was that I had a newborn baby to hold and snuggle. I still miss those days, just not the lack of sleep or being late for every single thing.

Pamela Funk-Parr for Scrap Originals released two new baby kits this past week at two peas in a bucket...Welcome Home girl and boy digi kits. I found and scanned a few pictures of my babies (now almost 15 and 13) so I could play too. I really wish I had unlimited hours so I could scan all my photos and then organize them all.

I also wanted to say I have so enjoyed working with ourDigital Creative Team. at Two Peas in a Bucket., each week I am blown away with the projects. I sometimes have to pinch myself so I am reminded that I am good enough to be a part of this!

she's finally home.,


also released this past week was "lightness of being" mini digi kit by Erica Hernandez. I love the papers in this kit and thought I would play around with a photo I took on my new (not so perfect) hair coloring. This layout was featured in the two peas in a bucket digital newsletter last week.

perfect 10.,

Have a great week!

Monday, March 15, 2010

the edge of summer (well at least maybe spring)

We have had quite a warm spell over the past 10 days....90% of our snow has melted and I am looking forward to spring rains and summer days - but I won't get too far ahead of myself because it is still winter here in the U.P. and I think they are calling for cooler temps and *SNOW* this coming weekend.

I found lots of scrapping time this past week - it is amazing how much time you can find if you just cut back a bit on sleeping : ) Working with the designers and Digital Creative Team. at Two Peas in a Bucket. has been fabulous. A new designer made her debut last week and all her digital kits are gorgeous and totally me. I was able to work with three of Pamela Funk-Parr. for scrap originals, kits. Kenner Road released some new elements and I love using Vinnie Pearce's "Give Me Simple Templates" as a starting point for my layouts.

the edge of summer.,


school days.


this year.

you can click on any of the photo titles for more information on the products used.
Have a great week everyone! off to scrap a bit and watch those Red Wings take on Calgary tonight - GO WINGS!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

some birds, a teen, a sweet girl and spring

my Township Board meeting ran really long last night so I am getting this posted a little late.

the digi kits each week at Two Peas in a Bucket. have been so inspiring, I want them all! but really have to limit my choices relating to how much time I will be able to actually scrap. Madison has been sick this past week so I have spent alot of time snuggling with her and scrapping during her naps or when I should be sleeping. Tomorrow will be more new releases, I can't wait.

My first layout features a recent photo of Hayden. *sigh* he is growing up so fast! before you know it he will be asking for the keys to the car. I don't think I am ready for that. It features the CreateArt 01 Template by Vinnie Pearce. It was featured in the Two Peas in a Bucket. digital newsletter that hit mailboxes last Thursday.

when I look through the lens.

My second layout was created using Vinnie Pearce's "Krafty Birthday Girl" digi kit. Madison has crazy hair just like her momma. I really need to get her in for a cut.

creative soul.

This layout features a photo I took last Spring! even though our snow is finally mealting, we still have a ton on the ground and no flowers blooming anywhere. Michelle Underwoods, "I heart Spring" page kit is so fun. Lots of bold colors and fabulous elements. Fall is my favorite season, but spring runs a close second.

i heart spring.

and finally a little digi gift. These birds in the "fly away" digi kit by Wilna Furstenberg as just adorable. Her style is so whimsical and fun. I created this layout 8x8, printed it out and framed it in a white frame. My sister has a bird theme in her kitchen, it will make a perfect gift. I added Vinnie's brads to the journaling strips.

life isn't just for the birds.

that is it for the day. I have a ton to get done at work tomorrow and really should try and get some sleep.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Digi Monday

and a creative share....

when I think back two years ago when I first started digi..I really had no clue what I was doing, but I kept at it. I looked at tons of galleries on line and hung out with those I already knew who were doing digi too. Designer Digitals was a home away from home for me and even though I don't spend as much time there as I used to it is a fabulous place with wonderful friends and creative designers.

Spending time on line can be consuming (lol I am quite sure you know this) and you sometimes have to choose where you get to spend those few precious minutes. Since becoming a part of the Digital Creative Team at Two Peas in a Bucket., I have made new friends, renewed old friendships and found a really happy place. I miss the DD girls but still post when I can and share my digital designs. Isn't the sayin that "you never forget your first" . . .

This past week Vinnie Pearce joined Two Peas in a Bucket. as a Designer. She posted 73 new kits, so needless to say it was kinda like Christmas morning.... I created a ton this past week and still feel inspired. That is a really good thing : )

love you yesterday., features Vinnie Pearce - Love You digi kit, Art papers IIII, Old Text Brush Set and Distress Brush Set 01, Give Me Simple Templates No.4 - 05 and Wilna Furstenberg - Digi Kit LOVE - love tree element

destination., featuring Travel Chic Digi kit, White Foundation Papers and distress brush set no. 1

you = joy., an older photo of my niece victoria that sits in my favorites...featuring gorgeous new products by Wilna Furstenberg.

and finally, I did a bit of soul searching this afternoon.

definition of me., featuring products by Vinnie Pearce - Pieces of Me III Digi Kit, Crumpled and Stitched Digi Kit, Give Me Simple Templates No 5, White Foundation Papers I, Font - 2Peas Notebook . Hayden took this photo, I was impersonating him smiling for the camera, lol.....that is about all I get these days.

Have a great night - off to watch the second period of the Red Wings vs the Avs.