Thursday, June 23, 2011

This will be a fun post!  Scrappity Doo Dah is having a Summer blog swoop today!  Isn't that fun?  The design team and the Creative team got together and made some amazing freebies for you using this great kit:

If you are following the swoop from the Scrappity Doo Dah master list, you got here from
and after you leave here, please go to Asa:
If you get lost, the whole swoop is at the Scrappity Doo Dah Blog here:
Here is a quick page I've made for you:
and you can download it here
Here are the great freebies you can pick up!

Now remember from here you go to Asa:
Have fun!!  Be sure to go to all the links because they are all FUN!!
Thanks for stopping by!  Come again soon!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I've been working with a new kit from Pardon My Mess called Far Away this week.  It's a great kit available exclusively at .  Besides the bundle here, if you buy it in the first two weeks, it will also include some freebies!  Here is a preview of the kit: 
I love the layout I did with it!  It's tells the story of my grandsons who moved away from California a year ago.  We've had to find creative ways to stay close over the past year!!  I miss the little guys--they are growing up so fast. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!!  May God Bless you!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wow, lots has been happening with my Creative Teams!  I have been a CT member at for quite some time, but they have decided to "go exclusive" with their designers and their CT members!  I wish them all the luck in the world with their decision, of course, but I'm going to miss the team!  I had other obligations to other designers that I felt was important to fulfill, so with a heavy heart, I left the team. 
The good news is, several new designers have joined the team there, and two of them have picked me up for their personal teams--plus I'll stay on with Modern June too.  I've been an "on call" person for Alison, designer of Milly Dee Designs for some time now, so it was good to join her team full time, and another designer, Sara Brooks--designer of Pardon the Mess also added to her creative team and picked up a few of the former Scrapable CT members, so I'll be helping her out too!
I've already started with both designers, and have a few layouts from Pardon the Mess to share today!  Those of you who know me, know that PARDON THE MESS is just a team I SHOULD be on just because of it's name!!  Sarah is a talented designer, and her kits are chock full of fun and imagination.  I also love her use of color!
I did two layouts with the kit called Sticks and Stones.  It is a fun kit, with cute dinosaur embellishments.  I really wanted to use them, so I had to put my thinking cap on!!  Brian had just taken Micah to the Bronco Stadium in Denver for the Kids Day festivities, and he sent me some of the photos.  They were in the right color scheme, so I used those!  First off, here's the kit:
And here are the two layouts I did with it!

Aren't those Dinosaurs just the cutest?   I was so happy to get these photos from Brian!  I love seeing the kids activities!  Living so far away from them we don't get to take part in a lot of their lives, but photos make that distance much easier to live with!!  Thank you Brian!!

The other kit I used from Pardon the Mess is called Dixieland Delight.  It was fun to use, as we have three Family July birthday's coming up!!  Megan's birthday is on the 4th, and Hannah's is on the 5th!
Scott's birthday is also in July, but I only used the girls in this layout!  (sorry Scott!).  Maybe if Scott is good he'll get a layout this year too.  (just kidding about the "being good" part!  Scott is a great guy!)

Here is the layout and a preview of the cute kit:

 Next week I'll be participating in another blog hop, so I hope you'll stop by again!  Be sure to enjoy the beautiful days that God gives to you!!  Have a blessed day today, and thanks for coming by!

Monday, June 06, 2011

I'm taking part in another blog hop today!  I hope you all have a good time picking up goodies!  There are some fun things for sure.  Also, Marie H is releasing a great new template pack today at Scrappity Doo Dah!

It's a grab bag, but you can see all the parts, and they are just wonderful. (see them all here:  I hope you check them out! 

Here is the complete Blog Roll !! Make sure to leave some love.. we all love comments.

Marie H designs :
Scrappinmama :
Deanna :<------YOU ARE HERE!!
Dannethia :
Tammy :
Amyjo :
firecracker :
Monica :
Nancy :
I made a Quickpage for you from Marie H's cute kit Little Man's world.  The quickpage was made from this layout that I made for my son's recent birthday.  This photo was taken many years ago--I wanted to remind him that he had been a little one at one time!  :) 
Here is a photo of the cute kit!
 found here:

and here is what you've been looking for, the download link for the quickpage!
Little Man Quickpage!
Have fun!  Come back again soon.  God Bless You!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Hello again!  The weather has been so nice and cool here in the desert, that we've been outside a bit enjoying it before our summer heat sets in!!  Our yard is beautiful this time of the year--the poppies are still blooming out there, and we have some snap dragons also!  My husband gave me a new plant this year--a climbing plant for a big outside bird cage we picked up on one of our trips to San Diego!  The plant Thunbergia, and I think I'm going to love it!!  It has yellow flowers with a black middle.  It's quite attractive, and should fill that bird cage nicely when it gets going!
I've also been keeping up with my scrapbook creative teams.  I love scrapping!  I scrap in the evenings when we are watching TV.  I almost can't sit still to just watch tv without something else to do, so the scrapping is a nice filler!! 
This week I made a layout about my daughter Becky.  She's such a good mom.  She started out reading to the kids when they were very tiny and now they are all very good readers!!  That extra time spent together cuddling in a chair with an opened book has really paid off!!  And of course being the recipient of all those cuddles was fun too!
So here is a layout with a photo from a few years ago.  I used a kit called Mommy Dearest from Aprilisa which can be found at Digital Scrap Cafe.  I'm sure I used a template too, but forgot to write that down!  (sorry!)
 Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you stop by again soon.  May God Bless you and your family.