Thursday, October 31, 2013

Scroll down to Oct. 17 post for my part of the blog train. Then click HERE to return to the list.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I just completed my first template pack!! It was a lot of fun and much easier than I thought it would be. I hope you enjoy them. Get them free now before I put them in my store. Just click on the link below. Please leave some love when you grab them. :)

Download here

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pixel Scrapper November Blog Train - Vintage - is going live November 1. Scroll down for my part. Here's a little freebie for you to get started. Click here

Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Giving Thanks" is my latest mini! It's a freebie I created for a challenge at Pixel Scrapper and offer here for all my fans. I hope you enjoy it. Just click on the link to download at

Don't forget to catch the November Blog Train, Vintage, at Pixel Scrapper!! It leaves the station on November 1 and will run all month. If some of the parts aren't posted check back later. Remember some of the designers live in other parts of the world and they may not be on the same time as the US.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

I've been thinking about Christmas kits - colors - themes - ideas for elements. We're getting ready to do a holiday kit for the December blog train at Pixel Scrapper and trying to decide on which direction to go. I'd love to do a vintage Christmas which would probably fit in with whatever palette we decide to use. Here are some of my color ideas:

I like all three! Maybe I'll create a few little mini kits using each palette. And maybe I'll end up biting off more than I can chew!!  

Stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, don't forget to hop on the November train. It promises to be another huge FREEBIE with gorgeous kits and extremely talented designers.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

All Aboard!!! November 1 the Pixel Scrapper Blog Train will be pulling out of the station. This month our theme is Vintage so you'll see kits from all eras. We have 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's [for some people those are vintage. For me - they're memories!!] We even have kits from earlier times. I created a mini all about Grandma's Attic focusing on turn-of-the century items. Eventually I'll develop it into a full kit; but for now it's a mini on the blog train. Here's a preview:

Click HERE to return to the blog train master list.

The link will be live Nov 1. Be sure to check back and grab the kit and don't forget to follow the blog train. Once again we have lots of designers contributing and absolutely gorgeous kits!

I'm working on a freebie to coordinate with this kit and a few other surprises are in the works. 

Interesting things are going on around the scrapbooking world. Pixel Scrapper is hosting Scrapbook Survivor patterned after the TV show. I signed up...maybe a crazy thing to do with all I have going on, but what do I have to lose? It sounds like a lot of fun and there are great prizes. Finding time to do the challenges isn't too difficult so far, but chatting with other participants to create alliances has proven to be a bit challenging. Have to find some time to really focus on that or it's goodbye LadyBug!!

Dezines2amaze is about to release a collaboration - my first! I can't wait to point you in that direction. It's called "Fall Fiesta" and has lots of bright colors and interesting elements. More info will be posted about the when, where, and who as soon as it's ready for release.

Until then,
Happy Scrapping

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I got my mini kit finished and up at Pixel Scrapper! It was so much fun and quite challenging for me. I tend to create large kits and this one was restricted to a minimum number of elements and papers...whoa! I may have to go back and make an add-on for it!  Here's a preview

Click here to d/l it.

I'm about to see just how much I can stretch myself...I signed up for a contest that offers the opportunity to join the Creative Team at goDigitalscrapbooking. I guess I might as well just jump in with all four feet! :)

Wish me luck,

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fall weather didn't last very long around here. It was wonderfully cool at night with temps in the fifties, but now it's back up to the seventies and still fairly warm during the day. I'm so ready for cold weather. I love to drink hot apple cider or hot cocoa while I watch my favorite TV shows. Winter - where are you??

I just discovered a quick little fall dessert - Pumpkin Pie Tarts. It is so simple to make and yummy. Roll out pastry dough to about 1/4 inch and cut with round cookie cutter. The recipe called for a pumpkin cutter, but I didn't have one, so I just used a biscuit cutter. Mix up 1/2 c. pumpkin puree [not pumpkin pie filling] with 3 T. brown sugar and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice. I added a little sprinkle of cloves to give it an extra punch. Drop about 1-2 T mixture in center of one round, moisten around edges with water and top with second round. Press down to seal. Continue until all round are used. Spread top with a little melted butter and pop into oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. If you use a pumpkin cutter, cut out eyes and mouth with a sharp pointed knife to resemble jack-o-lanterns.

Back to scrapping: I just finished another challenge layout and posted it at goDigital Scrapbooking. I love the challenges here because almost every contest earns a portion of a mega kit. By the time all the challenges are completed you have one huge gorgeous new kit - FREE!

Now I'm ready to start a mini-kit for Pixel Scrapper and my part of the November blog train, also at PS, while I'm working on mini-kits for Digital Scrapbook Studio and goDigital Scrapbooking for challenges. Busy little bee here!! But if I wasn't scrapping/designing I'd have to be cleaning house. :)

I signed up for the Layout a Day contest at Pixel Scrapper, but with all the other stuff I have going on, I'm not sure I'll get that done. Sure want to give it a try though.

Will be back with previews of my latest kits and hopefully a freebie for you!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

It's finally completed!! My new kit, Haunted, is available in the store [Dezines2Amaze]. I had so much fun creating all the parts and tried to make enough variety that there's something for everyone. Now I don't have any creepy crawlies in it - I hate spiders!! But I do have ghosts and mummies, jack-o-lanterns and bats, a haunted house and so much more! Here's a glimpse at the elements. Be sure to check out the papers and word art too. Both files are included in the kit.

So with the fall weather finally here I'm beginning to think oranges, browns, yellows, reds - fall colors. Pixel Scrapper has a fall blog train planned for November. It's a vintage theme. I'm jumping on board that train!! I have so many ideas that I don't know where to start! It's scheduled to leave the station on November 1. As soon as I get my part completed I'll post a little section of it here. 

In case you haven't collected all the parts of the October train - Thankful - be sure to stop by and grab it!! We had 45 designers provide some really gorgeous kits with the amazing color palette, all free! Don't miss out - it ends Oct. 31. Just follow the links in the thread.

My next project [besides all the challenges I'm entering] is a Scrapbooking Survivor. I have no idea how that will go, but GingerScraps is hosting its annual Survivor game. From what they tell me it's just like the TV show from the challenges to the immunity to the tribal council and eliminations. If you're interested you can sign up here until Oct. 11 by 11:59 pm. The game starts Oct. 15 and winner will be announced Nov. 25.  

Time to get back to work. I'm more than a little behind trying to make a layout a day, several challenges, and work on my part of the November train. If only I didn't have to sleep or eat...