Thursday, December 31, 2009

Great Stuff....

...over at the DigiChick today! They launched their Studio 365 today. With items aimed at Project 365 LO's, but (obviously) not limited to those. Gypsy Couture contributed a selection of really nice items to the Studio. You can see her new goodies HERE.
Out of the six items LisaMarie added, I would say my faves are the Cluster Frames (I so often do multi picture LO's that I always appreciate these clusters. These have separate frames, photo masks and shadows : easy to customize and easy to slip goodies in between your pictures! I LOVE them!)






But between these 2 LO's of mine, I used all 6 of Gypsy Couture's new goodies...and they are all going to become staples in my scrap supplies, that I know for sure. Click on the images for details about the other goodies used (everything is by Gypsy Couture and available in her DigiChick store)






Ok I have some more 'Year in Review' pages to make and a house to 'de-Christmas'
Catch you all next year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Year in Review

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I only waited till the end of the year to do monthly LO's...trust me to make life difficult for myself LOL. Truth is I wasn't sure that I wanted to do it...I tried a daily picture/ weekly LO for 3 months...but in the end decided this was probably as realistic as I should try to be. ( I LOVED the daily picture idea, but I got so involved I didn't get anything else done. Maybe one day when I'm all caught up, right....? ROFLOL

So I headed on over to Kimberly Stewart's Royal Court blog and Rina Kroes' Reluctant Recluse blog and grabbed the Quick Pages and templates from there (One month the Quick Page is on one blog with the template for the page on the other blog, next month, it is the other way round.) I found them under 'digital freebies' on Rina's blog and on Kimmi's I just went by the months and scrolled till I found what I was looking for. The downloads for March are not working. I'll see if we can get that sorted out.

Here are my pages for January and February 2009. Please click on the images to go to the galleries for full listings of products used.

For January I used the Quick Page on Kimmi's blog (plus a few added bits)


For February I used the template for the February page instead, as I needed something cold and snowy. The February Quick Page is beautiful and I will be using it for sure...


I'll be back with more pages asap. Meantime Gypsy Couture is releasing some great Project 365 stuff tomorrow. I got my LO's ready and waiting...see you then!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Gypsy Couture Alpha Freebie

Look what I found!
You can download it HERE at Gypsy Couture's blog (read the post for more goodies and a look at what is coming later this week!)


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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays, Happy Winter, Happy Summer.....I hope wherever you are you get the chance to sit back, relax, reflect and recharge!

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To record a celebration picture, I have a QP freebie for you today. I used Kimberly Stewart's "Snowmen" kit for this.
My page features a Christmas picture, so I added a tree from the kit, but on the QP I left the tree off, so that it becomes a more generic 'gift' page, suitable for Christmas, a birthday, Valentines, Anniversary... you get the idea!





You can download your freebie HERE
Thank you for dropping by my blog throughout the year. Having the blog has been fun and a lot less hassle than what I expected it to be.
So here's to another year of blogging! YAY!
I'm off to go put together the last couple gift-plates-laden-with-cookies and then maybe a glass of eggnog to celebrate!
Have a good one!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Blog Train is Running!

and you can find the full schedule (and a freebie) HERE on Denise's FlutterButter Designs blog.

Debbie is part of the train, but she will host a daily (12 in total) freebie.

Have FUN! I know I have some baking to do shortly!

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Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Blog Train...

...starts tomorrow (December 12th)

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Come back tomorrow for the link or find it HERE on Debbie's blog.


Winter Dream

Gypsy Couture's new kit was released yesterday. It is really BIG and has wonderful goodies inside. It was fun and a little frustrating! to choose goodies to use. the frustrating part was deciding what to leave off LOL

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Take a look at Winter Dream. If you click on the image it will take you to the store with more kit previews and some beautiful LO's. There's many more LO's in the DigiChick gallery too.


I selected a couple of pictures of Toad (the dog) for my LO. Snow is not the most wonderful place to be in the winter (Toad prefers the cozy indoors!) but a dog's gotta get out sometime, right?






and again I made my LO into a Quick Page for you all. Thank you Lisa for sharing your work in this way with all of us!





You can download your freebie HERE.
and the blog train that I mentioned...? well it's coming together...watch this space....

Monday, December 7, 2009

Glorious...

and sumptuous! That is how I would describe Rina Kroes' latest Page set : Glorious

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Here is a better look at the papers:





I used it here, not for a Christmas LO, but for a Golden Wedding Anniversary.



The alpha used is one that coordinates with Rina's Christmas Traditional Page Set and is not currently available.


I made my LO into a freebie for you.




Download it HERE...and then hop on over to Rina's blog for another beautiful QP by Kabra..and over on Debbie's blog you'll find yet another one! Whooot!
Enjoy!
Oh yes...I hear rumours of a blog train coming through....I'll keep you posted!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Family Treasures - U Build It!

Anybody who drops by here frequently will know how much fun I have in scrapping old family pictures...those black and white treasures I have stashed away...well the new U Build It Collection at Scrapbook-Elements is titled 'Family Treasures' and it is beautiful!

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Here is the ad and info : The Collection, with 17 Designers taking part, using the same colour palette, boasts 78 items

The backing paper on the ad is from Rina Kroes' Stacked Papers :


You can see the rest of Rina's Family Treasures Items HERE

Kimberly Stewart also participates. Just take a look at this beauty

You can see the rest of Kimberly's Family Treasures HERE

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Winter Scenery

It is that time of year again when the weather forecasts have 'flurries', 'snow' and icy roads in them...

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Gypsy Couture has a bunch of new goodies out for today : cardstock, papers, overlays and alphas. (alvailable in single packs or combos) You can see them all HERE in her DigiChick Store.

I did this LO using a variety of items. If you click on the piture it'll take you to the gallery with full details and links to the items in the store.




The red berries on the twig made me add a bit of red to the LO...it seemed to need a bit of warmth!

Rina Kroes is releasing a new Christmas Kit on Sunday, and I actually have a QP freebie ready for you. Wonders never cease eh?
Here is a little peek for you



See you soon...Kimberly Stewart is releasing a wonderful collection of Quick Page Albums on Sunday (winter/snow themed) and I'd love to play a bit with those now...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Baker's Delight : Daily Download

I really enjoy these Advent Calendars ! Click on the image to go to the forum thread at Scrapbook-Elements, where the download links are!

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Monday, November 30, 2009

December Desktop ready to go!

On Rina Kroes' blog :

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Grab this gorgeous desktop calendar HERE.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Country Christmas Moose

This week a friend surprised me with these little moose (well for moose they are little!) The two of us walked through a store together a few weeks ago, and were amused by these...she then picked a couple up for my birthday. They are a fine addition to my winter/Christmas decor!





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I used Gypsy Couture's new 'Country Christmas' Kit for the LO...it is such a FUN kit. Take a look :


Here is a special offer from Lisa for you today. Get the kit and 2 worn alphas for one special price. Unfortunately I cannot get the image to load properly...sorry!
Finally : I have this freebie for you...enjoy!





Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving....

...to our American friends....

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Have you seen this freebie over on Rina Kroes' blog today? Check it out HERE




I hope to be back later with a post and freebie of my own....

Friday, November 20, 2009

It's beginning to look like Christmas....

It seems like everyday I see new Christmas kits in the stores. I guess next week we'll start seeing Valentine's ones? Not that I'm really complaining...you see I love winter kits and Christmas kits and Valentine's kit and summer-play-in-the-water kits...you get the idea right? But I cannot believe it is already time to get those Christmas cards in the mail! Where did this year fly off to?

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This new kit by Gypsy Couture Ho Ho Retro, made me smile...love those pinks and the glass ornaments look just like the ones we had when I was little (yes that is a long time ago)This kit is still on sale today btw!



This is baby me in my Mom and Dad's arms. My sisters got dolls, brother got a car...and my parents got more work = me! ( al LOT more work...trust me!)

I think this 'pink' LO will do nicely for my pink loving sister's album!




For next week, Lisa has another wonderful Christmas kit coming...let's see if I get round to making a little freebie for you for then, shall we?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Impromptu Winterland....it's a sale!

It's a beauty...picked it up myself ;) and take a closer look at those extras too, when you get to the store HERE...

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Friday, November 13, 2009

November Treasures

I love the colours of Autumn, the fog hanging in the valley, the fungi growing in the fields and forest : these are my November Treasures..

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Using Gypsy Couture's Cinnamon Spice


and November Delight Mini Kit (I also used a Page Genie #1 template)

Oooooh! and the beautiful snow and Christmas Kits are starting to appear in the stores....oh yum! Eye candy for sure!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Kimmi!

And we all get to benefit!

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Hop on over to Kimmi's Royal Cort Blog to grab these cards...and do leave Kimmi a birthday wish, will you?

Happy Happy Birthday Kimberly!



This is what mine looks like : a blank (no sentiment) version is included in the above download.



The kit used for the card is Kimmi's Beautiful Memories Kit

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Desktop Wallpaper/Calendar Anyone?

These sure make for neat looking desktops, although I must confess to having a solid black desktop myself....with a funny (Garfield) perched in the middle. The first thing I check online every day is the Garfield funny....puts a smile on my face. And the good ones end up on the desktop untill a funnier one comes along. (btw I get these via a 'Feed' on Yahoo)

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BUT! since I know many folks like a wallpaper/calendar, I thought I'd give you the heads-up that the new one has been posted on Rina Kroes' Reluctant Recluse blog


Click on the linked image to go to the blogpost and download your freebie!


Friday, October 30, 2009

Sunday Afternoon Drive

Going for a drive on a Sunday Afternoon was just one of those things that we often did, growing up. I loved it...most of the time. And I started young...that is baby me in my Mom`s arms.

Yeah...I was cute...once upon a time...ROFLOL

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I used a template by Misty Cato, (no longer available) and the kit is Gypsy Couture's new "Expressions" Love those colours!!!

Rina Kroes has an AMAZING kit coming out on Sunday...I would love to have a LO ready to show you...till later then!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Let it Snow!

uhmmm...well in a little bit, ok? Not quite just yet. Ha!

But since I have lots of pictures from last winter still as yet unscrapped, I thought I would make a start (I'm only about a year late, right?), seeing as Kimberly Stewart just released her Winter Joy Kit this week.

I think Kimmi likes snowmen as much as I do. Take a look at this :




And here is my LO...our 'world' was picture perfect. When I was little we called these 'chocolate box' pictures. Do you remember those boxes of chocolate with pretty pictures on? Lately I've been calling these kinds of pictures 'jigsaw puzzle pictures' . Chop this photograph into 1000 pieces and it'll take a while to make is right! LOL



The alpha I used here is Kimmi's Snowflakes Alpha (no longer available)

Finally I have a freebie QP for you that you can grab HERE...Enjoy!




Brr I think I need a warm drink now, all the talk about winter and snow makes me feel cold!
Catch you later!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Creekside Lodge Autumn Collab

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I mentioned the new collab by Rina Kroes and KimberleyStewart in my last post...here is what it looks like Creekside Lodge




Head on over to Rina's Reluctant Recluse blog for more previews and sample LO's Rina and Kimmi have added lots of extras to the basic (huge) kit, such as decorated frames, decorated journal blocks, borders and stacked papers. 12x12 and 4x6 brag book albums will be available shortly.


And while we wait for the albums : this free QP is available on Rina's blog HERE



Hoping to get some scrapping done withis beautiful kit myslef this week, but i don't know...it looks like another one of 'those' weeks on the calendar ;-) YIKES!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Images of Fall...

Wow! This was a busy week! Look at me only now getting the chance to post this! Ugh!


Gypsy Couture released her latest kit 'Touch of Spice' on Thursday. I love the vibrant oranges of this season! Lisa also released her 'Wordy Alpha' very versatile and fun alpha!



I made this LO with these products, just showing some of the fall images around me. We've been having lots of rain so everything is clean and fresh. I hope the sun breaks through at least a little tomorrow, so I can go capture some more of these on film (or should I say 'chip' ?)



and I turned it into a QP for you, which you can download HERE


On Sunday Rina Kroes and Kimmi Stewart are releasing a new Autumn Collab....don't miss it!!

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Here Kitty Kitty....


I've always had a thing for cats....too bad I'm allergic to them. Every once in a while I have a good cuddle just to satisfy the urge...LOL. How I would love a snooze like this....





The LO features -mostly- Kimberly Stewart's kit (above image is linked)

Now I hope to take my camera and see what beauties may be found on my walk today...

CT Guest Spot Contest : Gypsy Couture

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CT Guest Spot Contest and great COUPON for all from Gypsy Couture!!
Here we go!



*The COUPON is for everyone to use. Please note it will NOT work on new releases on Thursday.*



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Requirements: 3 to 4 layouts per month
Post to 4 galleries
Assist designer as needed
Promote products on your blog
Contest Rules: Submit your favorite layout using GC products
Submit links to your blog and best gallery
Tell us about yourself and why you would like to be on the CT
Send this info to: applications@gypsy-couture.com
Guest spots often turn permanent
COUPON!
Use coupon code me4ct if you would like to go shopping
This will give you 35% off your order
Coupon is valid for anyone to use!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Abundant Fall

I just love the colours of fall....sigh....

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Scrapbook-Elements presents The SBE U Build It! Abundant Fall 2009 Event

All items in the Abundant Fall U Build It category are priced @ $1 or $




15 designers and a single rockin' fall color palette combined to create a huge variety of over 90 coordinated items to use for scrapping your fall layouts or any other thing your heart desires. All items in the Abundant Fall U Build It! Category are priced either $1 or $2.Available at these prices for a limited time only.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Persimmons Any One?

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Did that get your attention? Ha! It sure got mine when I saw the name of Gypsy Couture's new kit for today!


I think it is beautiful, and my LO does not do it justice, but follow that store link and you'll find some gorgeous LO! (remember the kit is on sale today (Thursday) only!

I wanted to leave enough room here for journalling. I was not yet born when this picture was taken, so I need to get a lot more information before I can finish it off with the story!


Lisa also has these yummy papers new in her store today

I used these for my bg in this LO (the green paper is from the Persimmon Pucker PaperPack) and I used Lisa's Page Genies 4 to get those great curves in the bg. The clustered frame, btw, is included in the Persimmon Pucker page Set (2 clustered frames and 2 element clusters)
The picture is very poor quality, so I had to keep it small...


and last but not least...drop by Lisa's Gypsy Couture blog for this beautiful element cluster freebie!




Have fun!....later gators.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Going for a Ride....

That was so much fun!!!

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I used items from Rina Kroes' Enduring Love Collection (see it HERE )
Here is a look at the Stacked Papers here, aren't they neat?



I hope to add a QP freebie, featuring Enduring Love soon! just have to do a couple other things first....and between posting that and now, I managed to wrap this up. Hope you find it useful!


*Please note that not all the items used on the QP are from the Enduring Love kit. A full product list is included in the download* Or click the LO above for a full listing with links.



You can find the freebie HERE and the Enduring Love Page Set HERE

Oh and Rina posted the October Desktop freebie on her blog HERE

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fun Family Portraits

I like these ones so much more than your stiffly posed ones...maybe that is what we should try with our family picture this year...hmmm especially seeing as the ones we took a couple days ago where ghastly, to put it mildly...ugh.

These pics on the LO were taken back in the last 60's...or maybe as 'late' as 1970. They are so neat. Actually I discovered a few such great shots among the negatives I've been sent. No doubt you'll be seeing them sometime too.

Gypsy Couture's new 'Subtle Shift' Page Set was what I used. It looks suitable old/faded and worn, while still having fresh greenery and super metal and wooden bits. take a look :

The alpha is really FUN!

Now if all goes according to plan, I shall have this LO as a QP freebie for you later today...but don't hold your breath...I'm not gonna hold mine!

....and here we are...I may even have been OK if I held my breath!!! hehehe

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You can find it HERE Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I'm working, really I am....

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I'm busy getting gift albums ready, and that always takes more time than one thinks!! I was delighted to get my first Shutterfly book in the mail this week. I am now persuaded that that is the finest way to scrap and print those heritage pictures of mine.

It is getting to be that time of the year again...Autumn, it is so beautiful as the leaves are starting to turn, especially on the maples. I did this LO last night with pictures taken in 2004. Yes I'm that far (and further) behind. I tend to scrap all over the place on the timeline. Whatever takes my fancy. Random is the word I think...

The kit I used is by Saxon Holt called "Swirling Leaves" click the LO for links and credits.


I'm off to grab lunch and make progress on my albums!

Friday, September 11, 2009

She was shy....

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but this is such a special picture! A moment in time - captured! And this 'girl' is now in her 80's, making this picture all the more special!

I had such a busy day yesterday that I had not time to show you this new kit that I used for my LO : Gypsy Couture's "Contradiction" Super super kit! Take a look :



That alpha is so much fun!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ouma and I

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I have the most wonderful memories of my Ouma (Grandma). She lived with us, for as long as I could remember and I love her dearly. Of course she has long since passed away, but in my memory she will live forever. If my mother taught me about the beauty of flowers in our garden, then Ouma taught me about the beauty of wild flowers. She loved them all, weeds were just pretty flowers to her and she would always find interesting and beautiful things to draw to my attention to....like she is doing here in these pictures, even if I don't seem quite as interested. We were on holiday when these were taken and I probably wanted the beach....or nothing else LOL.


The beauty and fun of digital scrapping is that I can use the same pictures repeatedly and scrap them suited to the people the album/LO/book is destined for. This purple one, is heading for my album.



I used Kimberly Stewart's "Beautiful Memories" for it (and a template by Kim Wresh, n/a)

The this next one is for the Shutterfly book for my parents.

Rina Kroes' "Some Enchanted Morning Stacked Papers" and "Clustered Frames" made this one super quick to do. The wordart was a freebie, also by Rina, and will be available in her store shortly. You can see the available Wordart HERE.

I think, in honour of Ouma, I shall scrap these pictures once more, for her, using wildflowers.
Here's to you Ouma! and thank you so much.......if I had the wings of a sparrow, away to my home I would fly.....

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Flying...?!?

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Well they told me it felt like it...LOL. The guys having some fun, waaaay back in 2000. Can it really be 9 years ago?

I used this kit by Lorilei over at Rosey Posey Studios. many LO's in this kit....very nice indeed!

and Rina Kroes has her September desktop calendar freebie on her blog. You can find it HERE



The last few days of summer holidays.....I'm not looking forward to the morning alarm clock drill...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sweet Dreams

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Finally! I managed to get that freebie together for you.

Although Lullabye is an older kit, I find it very easy to use, and the colours just work together so beautifully! I left lots of room for you to add more pictures, add lots of journalling...or just leave 'white' Of course if you pick the kit up, you can always add some of the fine goodies in there. I left the QP uncluttered for that purpose!

Time is running out fast for you to snag these retiring products!

Here is another look at the kit : Lullabye by Rina Kroes




and your freebie...grab it HERE





Thanks for dropping by! Have a great weekend everybody!
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Wow...I wasn't home much yesterday, and never got round to showing you Gypsy Couture's new 'Starlight Dreams' mini kit. I do like the muted, grungy, dusty mauves with the olive cardstock look added...and a touch of bling...lovely!!!



I am determinedly working away at LO's for photo books....and I'm glad to add this one to the collection! Yay!






I used a template from ChrissyW's 'Mixin it Up' 12x12 set

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Free By The Sea...Don't miss this!

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I'm rather late in the day with this, I realize that...but run on over to the Digichick and grab this beauty for $2.00. Today (Tuesday) only!

Many Page Genies are on sale too...find them HERE!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I'm Late I'm Late....!

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I've always had enormous sympathy with the Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit!

This week I am really late showing you Gypsy Couture's new products for this week :

These cool Research Papers

This fun and practical Fresh Bead Alpha (I seem to be attracted to bead alphas for some reason) -Oh and if the one on my LO looks different from the one on the preview, it is because the download contains two versions! Yay!-


and this Barefoot Alpha....

...and here is my LO

I also used Gypsy Couture's Page Genies 3 and the Page Set Tickle My Fancy. I used a template by Kim Wresh and the chipboard style on the frames is by Cheryl Barber.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Scrapping Heritage?

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If you are like me : always scrapping 'old' and 'older' pictures, you would also be looking out for suitable kits. So here's a heads-up for you : Right now, Rina Kroes has several items (28 to be exact) on Close-Out in her Scrapbook-Elements store.

Go ahead and take a look at what she is retiring, including kits, frames and Quick Page Albums.

Unearthed Treasures is one set (with a couple albums) that will be gone for good. (all images are linked!)





I did this LO with one of the Album pages


And finally a freebie for you : a couple Bragbook Pages made for you, using Unearthed Treasures


Download HERE

I hope to be back soon with more previews and another freebie. Meantime you can check out Rina's specials here.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Painting Props

A treat I can indulge regularly...aren't I lucky? This was for a production of 'Beauty and the Beast' by a local Dance School. The production was fab. I did include a tiny picture bottom right of the 2 panels (book shelves for Beast's library) on stage.




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I'm way behind in scrapping my 'prop painting' pictures, but when I saw this new kit by Gypsy Couture "Artist's Loft" it kinda kicked me into gear. Let's hope I can keep it up! (before the next round of painting starts LOL)

Isn't it a neat set? Look at the yummy colours against the neutrals and the texture on some of the bg papers is just too wonderful!



I used a grunge edge overlay on the background from this set by Gypsy Chick



Got more scrapping to do, catch you later!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

'Screaming' for Icecream!

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I remember it took me a little thinking, as a kid, to figure out the little rhyme 'I scream, You scream we all scream for Ice cream'....not being English speaking, well, let's just say the penny needed time to drop.
I always had a very good grip on the ice cream cone though, make NO mistake! LOL


Using Rina's Some Enchanted Evening Extras (the Cluster Frames and the Stacked Papers) I made this LO of a treat shared....Yum! Please click on the image or HERE for a full credit list and links to products!


Now I have some baking to attend to...catch you later gators!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Spending Time With Friends....


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...is always special, but when you get to spend time with cyber friends, it is extra special. I was blessed to have Rina and Lisa drop by for a few days in July. My only gripe was that we only had a few days....but then again, maybe we'll get to visit again next summer? One can always hope and dream, right?
I used Rina's gorgeous new products :
and

Check out THIS LINK to see the rest of the Some Enchanted Evening Collection (page set, albums etc)
Got more LO's to finish.....back soon!....I hope! ha!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Gypsy Couture : August Grabbag!

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A super deal at $3.00!!!



and my LO

I really enjoy using Lisa's Page Genies..they are FUN...and I am partial to fresh red and green, teamed with white/off white....of which there is plenty in this Grab Bag. Lisa's ad gives you a very good idea of what you can expect...so go ahead and treat yourself, you'll be glad you did!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Is This Cute or What?

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I can't do cute myself...but I recognise it when I see it...

images are linked btw...

Today is a little cooler...I nearly melted I tell you....it was close...LOL

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Quirky Chronicles....

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its sounds like the title for a book of memories doesn't it? well it is a delightful new kit by Gypsy Couture, released today. It is stuffed full with fun and unusual bits and pieces.

and my LO...

I also used one of Lisa's Page Genies #3 templates

and one of the Journal Prompts - aren't they FUN?


Lisa also added a Designer Resource to the store today Flower Shapes

and to top it all off : you can save 30% off everything in Lisa's store until the 26th



Happy Scrapping!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Don't Miss This....

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this is a great opportunity to pick up some of Rina Kroes' older kits. They may be older but they are not 'old' kwim? Rina is pulling them off the shelf to make room for all her super new goodies...but they will disappear any day now, they have been on Close Out for a few weeks. For -on average- $2.50 you can get a full kit, or a 12x12 album or a 4x6 album. There is even one 5x7 album, and a couple element packs. Most kits are also available as papers & elements separately. Head on over HERE and see the deals for yourself!

I'll show you a few kits and some LO's all images are linked. (go to the galleries for full credits for the LO's)

I'm sad to see these ones go...but I do look forward to Rina's new releases...

Finally, the July month-in-review QP and template are posted


You can find the QP on Kimmi's blog and the template on Rina's blog...while you are there....look at earlier posts to collect the QP's and templates all the way back to January!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Giving Teddy a Bath....

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Think about it.....I'm very glad I never did actually stick my teddy in the bath, but the only reason for that is probably that I was already 7 by the time I got my first teddy. And these were the teddies stuffed with a strawlike substance, certainly not suited for the tub.

I scrapped this page of 'Snoetjies' a couple years ago (click image to go to the gallery for full credits)



But what got me onto the theme of bathing teddy, is this kit by Kimberly Stewart "Teddy in the Tub" isn't it cute?

I scrapped this page with this delightful kit....and where oh where did I put the rest of my bathtime pictures....hmmmmmm?!?

Go head and scrap teddy/kiddo in the tub!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Meadow Breeze...what a good idea!

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When summer comes to our part of the world...it comes! And I love the wonderful breeze that keeps us cool when the days are loooong and hot!

Rina Kroes' "Meadow Breeze" Page Set captures the feeling of that cool breeze beautifully and it also was perfect for scrapping our yearly treat of wild daisies. they look really pretty, but they are very hard on allergy prone folks so we do have to cull them every other year, just to keep the numbers in check. And every year I take pictures...I just cannot resist it! LOL

Meadow Breeze is still on sale today

and the daisies : ready to join the line-up waiting to become part of my 'nature' album!

I used a template from Kim Hollibone's In Your Own Words Set, the butterflies are by Saxon Holt : Butterflies 1 and Butterflies 2. The bead alpha is by Ziggle.
Go ahead and scrap those breezy summer days!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

On a Sunny Day...

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I did it again! A whole week just flew past and I never even posted...it really must be summer!

Gypsy Couture released her new kit today : Party On The Patio. Isn't it FUN?!?
I used it, together with a template from Page Genies #4 for my LO.


Never take a picture full in the sun....unless you want to chuckle over it for years to come...this one always makes me smile...



The cool dotted border is by Annick Philibert.
I have a little freebie for you today, that you can download HERE.


Have a great day...hope to see you before next Thursday LOL!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Where did the week go?

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Look at this! It's been a whole week since I posted...now how did that happen?
Summer schedule I suppose...LOL
Gypsy Couture has a new kit in her store this week : Peace and Quiet


I used it to scrap some old camping pictures. I can still smell the canvas of the tent...and feel the sand between my toes and between the sheets...ack! teeheee



I also used one of Lisa's Page Genies for this LO I did yesterday



I used items taken from Kiki Halbert's Symphony Page Set, the green paper is from Saxon Holt's Rainforest Paper Pack and the alpha is Kimberly Stewart's Grape (from the Tooty Fruity Collection Set 3). The Tucked Photo Template is by Thao Cosgrove and the bg is 'build' with a Page Genie by Gypsy Couture.
I busy getting my pictures organized to hopefully get some scrapping organized. my idea is to do something along the lines of what I used to do when paper scrapping : collect all the goodies for a pages/set of pages in one folder and when scrapping tie comes, you pull out and scrap it quickly and efficiently...well it's worth a try!! we'll soon see if it's workable or not!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Gentle Morning

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I had forgotten just how a tired kitten can sleep. You know what I mean? You can talk and prod and pick up....and all they do is sleep. I really wanted to take some pictures of this little guy, but he was not going to oblige me with anything more than a sleeping pose.

Just Adorable....nothing more, nothing less.



Gypsy Couture's "Gentle Morning" Page Set is what I used. New in the store today and as always on sale on the day of release! Isn't is beautiful?
For more LO's with this kit, take a look at Gypsy Couture's Gallery at The DigiChick. The CT has some fabulous LO's posted there.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day!

Have a happy day! Best wishes for a fun day to my fellow Canadians!!!


Life has been busy around here. Summer holidays means a change in schedule, but by no means does it get quieter around here. I have more LO's to show you and I hope to do that soon, but for today I'm going to leave you with just this little freebie mini kit. Only 5 papers and a few elements. (I relied completely on commercial use items for the elements (only realized yesterday that I need this done for today...so if you are not 'allergic' to CU stuff, enjoy! and if you are...well...you've been warned....LOL)


Download your freebie HERE.
Happy scrapping till the next time!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Blissful Morning

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Clean and fresh....that is the way I would describe Gypsy Couture's new Page set "Blissful Morning"


and I love the way my LO turned out. There is something about the red against the green and off-white linen that just appeals so much to me!!




and if you head on over to Lisa's blog, you will still find her freebie Page Genie there...

Remember Lisa's kits are always on sale on the Thursday of their release and every Tuesday she has at least one special offer. So be sure to check her store at the DigiChick on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
It's been a busy week and I' behind! Hope to be back with a little treat for you, shortly!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Always And Forever

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Have you ever noticed how eloquently Rina Kroes names her kits? I always look forward to seeing the new names, and read her store descriptions! or maybe I'm just a little strange that way? LOL

Rina is retiring a BUNCH of products from her Scrapbook-Elements store. these goodies will be available until July 20th and then they wll be gone forever. The close-out prices are perfect too.

Here is Always and Forever and can be yours for only $2.50:





I made this LO with it... still enjoying all the old negatives, and I haven't even scanned them all yet! whoohoo!

I used one of Fafbr's actions to make the lace and ribbon wrap, the Alpha is from Rina's Au Naturelle Collection (also on Close-Out) and the jewel is by Tracey Monette. The frame is also not in the Page Set. I combined a CU frame, Atomic Cupcake Action, some overlays etc to make it up.

Finally : I have a a little freebie for you in the form of a border, corner cluster and journal tag.


You can download it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!!