Monday, September 30, 2013

One more day until the PixelScrapper Blog Train leaves the station. All aboard!!! We're already starting on the November! How times does fly.

I'm also working on a collaboration with my store mates from Dezines2Amaze. It's called Fall Fiesta and has the most amazing color palette. Be watching for an announcement. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek:

Tonight my son and I went to Red Lobster and had shrimp tacos. Yummm! As I sat there looking at my tacos I saw a color palette! Oh, I'm a hopeless case. But the colors were so inviting [as was the shrimp] and all I could think about was "what kind of kit can I make with those colors?" 

Tomorrow starts a new challenge month at my favorite scrapping sites so I need to get everything wrapped up on the kits I'm creating so I'll be free to join in. Just don't have enough hours in the day - so much of it wasted by sleeping. If I didn't have to eat and sleep I could get a lot more done...and then, of course, there's the housework. But that's another story...

Have a great day and happy scrapping!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Exciting news!! The PixelScrapper October Blog Train "Thankful" is about to leave the station. Head on over to PixelScrapper October 1 to hitch a ride and collect all the gorgeous parts. Just follow the links in the post. My part will be posted here, as well as in the post, when we leave the station; but here's a look at what I have.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

I've been really busy the past few days working on my new kit. It's coming along, but I think I have too much going on! I just signed up for a challenge at PixelScrapper which will keep me pretty busy. Think I'll be able to do a "layout a day"??? At least I set my goal at 20 - a little more practical. After all, I am working on a family history project for Christmas so this will keep me focused - I hope!

AND, I have challenges starting at two of my favorite scrapbooking sites in a little over a week. Trying to meet those challenges, create my kits, writing on my blog, and a little housework on the side keeps me hopping. Still have to get something on my FB page!!! Once I figure out how to get the apps on there for fans, I'll be posting freebies. At least I'm not bored...

I have another kit in my store at Dezines2Amaze - Waterlily. After a visit to the Dallas Arboretum I fell in love with the Dale Chihuly's glass waterlily sculpture in one of the ponds. I took that flower and used it as an inspiration. The kit has a definitely Asian look and feel, but the parts can be used with many other themes. I hope you like it. Just click on the link to get to the store.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Here it is two days later and I'm just now finding time to sit and type awhile. Spent the day in an autism classroom as a substitute teacher. I've been with this class several times and the kids are just delightful. As a retired resource teacher I've had a few kids with autism, but not as severe as these so it was quite a change for me. But getting to know these kiddos and to work with them has been a wonderful experience.

September is almost gone; October is right around the corner. I love the slight crispness in the air late at night and early in the morning even though it's still hot during the day...this is Texas, after all. But with the fall weather comes the fall holidays - Halloween and Thanksgiving - along with football games, harvest festivals, and all things autumn. I love the fall colors - oranges, browns, yellows, reds with a hint of green still hanging around. I plan an autumn kit soon. Right now I'm finishing up a Halloween kit that I'll put in my store soon.
However, sometime in the next week I'll put a freebie up here for you to grab - maybe more than one.

In the meantime check out my Garden Fresh kit. Here's a preview of it...great for spring or summer layouts.

See you next time,

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Welcome to LadyBug Designs! Here you'll find stories and inspiration, scrapbooking hints and tips, links to great finds, and of course freebies! Hopefully I'll be able to post daily, but if real life gets in the way it may not be that often. As I find great buys or particularly interesting kits, I'll post a link to them along with a little bit about the designer/website. You'll also find ideas for layouts, suggestions for scrapping and maybe some color palettes to consider.

One thing I especially enjoy are the challenges offered on the various digital scrapbooking web sites. I'll try to keep you updated on the ones I really like, where to find them and what the prizes are for each one so you can pick and choose the ones you want to enter. Remember, there are many more on each of the websites - these will just be the ones I really enjoy. Please feel free to post ones you find.

One site you need to be sure to check out is dezines2amaze [see link on right] where I have a store. I'm fairly new there so I don't have a lot of product yet, but am in the process of adding more. The other designers have a lot of great items to snag so check out their stores.

Since this is my first post I'll tell you a little about myself. I started scrapbooking about 10 years ago, but quickly discovered it was quite costly having to buy the papers and elements that could be used only one time...and if I messed up - well, it was money down the drain! Plus it took quite a bit of time to get everything measured and cut by hand...after all, I was still teaching at the time with not so much free time. I discovered digital scrapbooking quite by accident about six years ago and figured out I could create beautiful pages in a fraction of the time without having to purchase more paper and supplies - just reuse what I had in a different way, and if I messed up - no biggie, delete it and start over. Then print it if you want a hard copy. My life changed overnight!! I became a true digital scrapaholic. The past few months I've moved into designing/creating my own elements and papers - a whole different world!

I'm now retired from teaching so I have plenty of free time. With years of photographs just waiting to be scrapped, and MANY years of genealogical research to journal, my days and nights are filled with more than grading papers and preparing lesson plans!

I am a mother of two - one grown son who lives with me and one who went to be with the Lord in 1996. I have one grandson who is the apple of my eye. His mom remarried after my son died and he gained a step sister who is as much my granddaughter as possible. His mom and step dad have a darling little girl who is my third grandchild. I also have fur babies: a standard poodle, toy poodle, and four cats. Yep, we have a menagerie at my house.

I'll close today's post with an invitation to post your thoughts and links to digital scrapbooking sites and/or challenges, kits you like, or even your layouts you want to display. Just be sure to add a link to the kit you used so we can go snag it if we like what we see.