Monday, June 28, 2010

almost the end of June

already. We are in the midst of the crazy days of Summer. I only had one layout this past week for Two Peas in a Bucket - featuring Stacy Marks new digital kit "pretty as a picture" . This is my sweet niece Jasmine.

pretty as a picuture

busy week ahead.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy First Day of Summer

and a creative share . . . we are finally getting into our summer routine. Hayden is doing a fabulous job with Madison during the day! I am getting home from work before 5:00, getting things picked up and dinner on, so Hayden can get ready to leave for summer skate. His 2nd invitation only tryout for Marquette Electrician's AAA Hockey start July 1st. This is really good experience for him so he has an idea of what these elite teams are looking for in tryouts.

I am finding it a bit harder to keep up with my assignments, but since it is light so late, well who needs sleep anyway.

My layouts for this past week at Two Peas in a Bucket are fun, with a bit of grunge. I am still putting the finishing touches on a Welcome Home Baby album by Scrap Originals, that I hope to finish tonight.

The first layout features Brandy Buffinton's new digital kit "sugar n spice"

photographer wanna be

My next layout features new designer Rocco Baviera and his kit "earthsong"

butterfly kisses

and finally, Erica Hernandez created these very cool, artsy word spritz "summer spritz" - these are photos from last summer.

summer 2009

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Digital scrapbooking update

Here are my layouts for Two Peas in a Bucket this past week. I hope you enjoy!

Using Wilna's new ATC's and featured in the Two Peas Digital Newsletter this past week . .

document - tell your story

Featuring new digital kit "beachcomber" by Shelly Castillo . .


and finally my nephew and his girlfriend Morgan, featuring "fun in the sun drawings" by Holly Brooke Jones

morgan and ryan

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday Creative Share . . .

and a little update. We spent most of Saturday getting all the flowers planted, the garden in and mowing the lawn. When I came home from work today I thought, man it really does look good. Although we have a rather short summer and growing season, I just love this time of year. I can already taste the fresh green beans from the garden. And to keep those deer from helping themselves, my mom suggested "liquid fence" - I hope she is right. I was so completely bummed out last year when they helped themselves to our almost ripe kohlrabi : (

Here are my layouts for Two Peas in a Bucket this past week. I hope you enjoy!

you are amazing featuring a fabulous new template by Shimelle Laine, "You are amazing", that includes that fabulous alpha used in my title.

time flies featuring a new digital kit "time" by Stacy Marks. I love these two photos of Hayden - and no I didn't plan for him to wear an orange shirt for this years photo - it just worked out that way : )

and finally

thirteen featuring designs by Jen Martakis. Jen's kit "SUNday News" has such a wonderful color palette. I played with my photo of Madison a bit in Lightroom and using the preset "aged photo" was able to create this affect.

that is it for this week. Tomorrow is another release day Two Peas in a Bucket I can't wait to see what the designers have in store for us.

Be Good!

Is it "real" or is it Digital?

I have been thinking about this question since I first read a post over at Two Peas in a Bucket in the General Scrappin forum. I never really thought much about it, but than I began to question my craft and my ability. Is there really a difference? and does it really matter "how" we share our stories, our pictures and our everyday life, just as long as we are doing it? I doubt my grandchildren are going to look back at my scrapbooks (that my son has so painstakingly preserved over the years) and say look at these, grandma didn't really scrapbook because she was digital. But then again, by the time my son is married (after his college career in hockey) everyone will be doing it digital.

I love my craft...
I love sharing my photos...
and our stories...
I love being with people who get it just as much as me...
I love that my life, my husband, my children and my job allow me time to do this...
digital is me and it has become a part of who I am.

and the inspiration to do this is everywhere!

I recently participated in a challenge over at Designer Digitals now you tell me, is it real or is it digital? and could you even do this traditionally?

ice hockey