Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas 2011

I know…I’m a bit early, right? But we’ve already had our ‘party’ with a room full of people…for me as good as done Winking smile  See – look at these pictures. (the image is linked to the gallery for product links. Ildi Geist seemed to have know what I would need for this page Flirt male

All that decorating means I have not yet caught up on all my November pages. But the next 2 quieter weeks may help me out.
I’m still working on a freebie-providing option for you all.

*ahem...edited to fix the very early date I had up there (2012) hehehehehe

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Alphabet Album - F

I'm scrapping these out of order, but I hope I can keep it up. It will make such a nice gift book for family members! Click here or on the image for full credits.

Of course I may need to make multiple 'family' LO's ;-)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Yearbook- October!

I finally wrapped up the October page. I will have a couple more pages for October, but I'm waiting for pictures from a friend, before I start on them so I'll be moving on to doing November next. I have a ton of November pics....it will be hard to select jut a few!

Our internet has been patchy and our tech is away right now, so I've not been able to do much online. It also seems like 4Shared is blocked...big nuisance, but I'll chat with him and see what solutions we may be able to find to that little hassle. There must be a way I can get a freebie to you :D

So here is October 2011

I also thought an ABC album featuring people and places with specific significance to our family would be fun to do. Here is my page for 'A' Featuring two of my favourite pictures of my sister. Click the image or HERE to go to the gallery and direct products links, including the set of templates that I got this one from.

Has any of you done an ABC album? I love alphabets and alphabetical stuff so I thought this would be neat. If you've done an album like this, post a link will you? I'd love to see what you've done!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I love a pretty bookmark....

There is something so spaecial about opening a delightful book and be greeted by a pretty bookmark. I've made quite a few over the years and since the bookmark exchange started at Scrapbook-Elements, my collection has grown. Check it out here.

This is my latest bookmark and bookplate for the December Exchange. The theme is 'Time"

I've managed to finish all the pages for September and am busy on the October ones. I'm hoping to finish catching up during the Christmas break! LO coming soon!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Just a quick LO to share…

I’ve only just started to scrap again.  But this one I made some time ago and just wanted to share it with you. I’m so pleased with how it turned out. Isn’t that little face just too precious beyond words? Click the pictures to go to the gallery for full credits and product links



I also did this one, round the same time….and was equally pleased with the results.


This is one I did today. I really like Kimberly Stewart’s paper blossoms. She has quite a collection of those in her store .

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I'm back!!!

...well that is to say I have a home again and the boxes are unpacked (and I have little idea where what is) and my computer is up and running....

Now I have some catching up to do on this year's photo book pages. Hopefully I can manage that soon enough. I'm scrapping 'starved' I tell you. It is quite serious ;-)

Hope to be back here with a LO soon.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Boxes and total chaos...

I do not like moving!


...but I'll be back as soon as my life gets a bit of normality back!

Watch this space

*big grin*

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Winter is looking at us.....

...and the weather man is promising lots of snow. Now that is what they said last year, and we did have a good dump...but only one decent one, and no White Christmas (pout)

Still, I'm always in the mood for snow (that is probably only because we don't get much of it where we live...) so that when I was making overlays, the gorgeously dreamy 'Whispers of Winter' kit by Rina Kroes was calling my name in a most insistent way. (Treat yourself to a look at the whole Collection HERE)

What can I say?
Did I resist?
Did I even try?

Not at all....so here you go

You can download the freebie HERE.

Over on Rina's blog you'll find this QP freebie by Kabra, still available too...

Time to snuggle up with a good book and a warm drink...yummy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

And something for Spring!

After all, while we take pictures of autumn leaves, others take pictures of flowers in their spring gardens!

So my next freebie overlay is fresh cool...and very 'girlie'!  Enjoy!

Rina Kroes is Designer of The Month at Scrapbook-Elements this month. She has a beautiful selection of goodies in her discount box. Take a look at these HERE. It includes the kit I used for the freebie (see below) Check out the whole Collection of coordinating items HERE

I wish I had lots of girlie pictures to scrap when I come across kits like this one....

And here is your page overlay freebie. It is a 4 sided border overlay in png, and the pinkish background paper is not included! Enjoy!

You can download your freebie HERE and over on Rina's blog is a QP freebie also featuring 'Cherished'  I used the QP on Rina's blog (made by Kabra) for this LO.

I have already taken quite a few pictures and October is barely halfway through! I see pages looming in my future...yummy fall pages! Yipeeeeeeeeeeee!

LOL...catch you later gators...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Autumn...beautiful colours and a freebie!

Would you know, I actually got this done! whoooot!

The trees are starting to colour fast now. It is sooo pretty. There is a nip in the air and the rain and foggy weather has returned.

Rina Kroes is Designer of The Month at Scrapbook-Elements this month. She has a beautiful selection of goodies in her discount box. Take a look at these HERE. It includes the kit I used for the freebie (see below) Check out the whole Collection of coordinating items HERE

I just LOVE the colours in this collection!

Here is another fun Autumn Kit by Rina

And finally your page overlay freebie. It is a 4 sided border overlay in png, and the greenish background paper is not included! Enjoy!

You can download the freebie HERE and a QP freebie featuring this kit can be found HERE 
Over on Rina's Blog you'll find yet another free QP HERE

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Take a look at this!

I'm working on a giftie for you, just need to check to make sure I did not do anything too stupid with it -like leaving out a shadow etc....you all know how that works, right? So just maybe to morrow we'll be ready?

Meantime I want to show you what Debbie did with a quick page I had made. It is so cool to see the pages 'in action'! Debbie is a good one for downloading pages, actually using them AND posting them in galleries! Thank you Debbie! You can head on over to Debbie blog to see more of her LO's and slideshows of her amazing heritage albums! (ps...look out for QP freebies while you visit!)

This Quick Page is still available HERE

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Yearbook 2011 - September

Well what with packing and sorting and a pile of other things happening, I don't seem to do much more that yearbook pages and some ATC's. Still I'm not complaining, but some more fun goodies would be nice ;-)

Rina Kroes is Designer of The Month over at Scrapbook-Elements at the moment, so I hope to provide you with a freebie or 2 during her month. Watch this space for possible 'treats' coming up.

In the meantime here is the first page for September. I know the month isn't over yet, but I don't expect huge photo opportunities to come along, and if anything is that big...it can have it's own page :p

Hopefully I`ll have time to play in photoshop a bit again tomorrow!

Later gators!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Yearbook 2008 - June

It is time to start on the September pages I think. Not too many days left now ;-) In the meantime I've been catching up on the 2008 Yearbook pages. Here's another one...

It has been cool and raining here. Lovely weather as far as I'm concerned, cozy and all that sort of thing. I'm ready for all those autumn/fall kits to hit the stores :D

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Yearbook 2008 - Fall Images

I think when I look back at a stack of my photo books I shall see the same images over and over again. The truth is that I get captivated by the same beauty every year. Look at these colours - the golden leaves, the green mosses, the shapes and colours on the fungi and lichens. What a wonderful world of variety and beauty! This page is for the 2008 Yearbook. It is coming along slower than I like, but it is moving nevertheless. And every page done is...well, a page done! :-) Click the image for credits.

The weather is changing here and already the maples are turning golden. I shall have to try my best not to repeat myself with the pictures I take this autumn.

I did say 'try'.....

Monday, September 12, 2011

Vintage LO's - so special

I would not say they are my absolute favourite LO's to do - I enjoy variety - but they really are special. Of course I'm very fortunate to have a wonderful collection of old pictures to work from. Anyone who has been following along this blog will know that by now!

I recently made these two LO's with a new Page Set (and Add Ons) by Rina Kroes. I'm really pleased with how they have turned out and I know already that I will be making more pages with this collection for sure. It suits my pictures and my idea of vintage feminine perfectly!

Here is a look at the Page Set but take a look HERE at the rest of the Collection you can also hop on over to Rina's blog for previews, more LO's and a QP freebie

I turned my LO (second one featured here) into a gift for you.

Download the freebie HERE

Oh and Rina is the Designer of The Month at Scrapbook-Elements for this month (starting this Wednesday 14th. (actually this will be from the 21st, so you still have time to sign up for the newsletter!)) ) Here is a look at her free gift. Sign up now for the SBE newsletter if you'd like this beauty. It coordinates with Rina's Serenity Collection

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Yearbook August 2011

Looks like I'm going to have another 4 or 5 pages for August. You know I was thinking I'm almost doing a weekly page anyway...maybe I'll go back to the 365 project for next year LOL.

I have one done so far August Page 1 I'm not sure I like the light bg though, I think I'm going to recolour that one before it gets to the printing stage.

and then Scrapbook-Elements is have a Guest CT Call....

Have a good weekend folks. I hope the weather lasts for the entire long weekend. If not, it is bound to be a beautiful day on the first day of school....isn't that how it is supposed to work ;-)

Monday, August 29, 2011

July...done at last

My house has never been this neat and clean and tidy for so many days in a row. Of course don't even think to ask me where some stuff may be. I have only a general idea! I hope to make some progress in that department this week, but in the meantime I finished off the 5 pages I have for July. I'm only posting 2, the others are full of faces I would have to blur and that spoils all the fun of showing them to you :-(

But here is July

and the Flowers of July. Such a colourful time of the year.

For the first page a used a fun kit of Kimberly Stewart's, 'Spotted Cows'

and the Flora one features an older kit ' Lemonberry Zinger' by Rina Kroes

oh and by the way Scrapbook-Elements have a 40% off sale, running till the 31st, don't miss this one!

I'll be back with a little giftie for you shortly...have a great week!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Serenity - New from Rina Kroes

I'm still working on the July pages (when I'm not cleaning/sorting/packing - we are downsizing...need I say more?) so I'll be posting those shortly (I hope!)

Meantime I have a freebie for you down below. It features Rina Kroes new kit Serenity. Take a look at Rina's store for the rest of the collection, with new additions releasing tomorrow (Sunday 21/08)

There's some beautiful LO's over on Rina's blog featuring this kit. As well as a 12x12 QP freebie.

And here is my little gift for you...enjoy!

You can download you freebie HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Those Billy Goats Again....

I figured they probably need a page for themselves these guys....Rina Kroes has a new collection out. 'Bring Me Sunshine' (her wish has come true, we've had more sun in the Pacific Northwest since...)

See the rest of the Bring Me Sunshine Collection HERE. If you are signed up for the Scrapbook-Elements newsletter, you'll be getting a couple of BB QP's that I made as gifts, later this month.

Also -  you can head on over to Rina's blog and pick up this beauty

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Yearbook - June 2011

So far I'm able to keep to a 2-pages-per-month average. I feel I'm able to keep up just fine that way and that everything that needs to be documented, is. It will probably take me a few more months though, to get 'free' of the desire to do a picture-a-day album. ;-) Click on the picture/link for full credits to products used!

So here is June Page 1  I find nature shots irresistable...

and June Page 2

Right now I'm working hard on catching up on recipe cards. I also host the recipe card exchange over at Scrapbook-Elements. This month we are doing desserts. Here is my contribution (make one card get all the submitted cards see the forum post for details) This dessert is delicious. Easy to change flavours to suit what you have in the house, or to suit your meal. Yummy indeed!

Panna Cotta        

I used  Rina's Sweet Taste of Summer Page Set     I also used this and other bits from the Sweet Taste of Summer Collection for my first June Page pictured above.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summery Freebie Time

Well the weather man is promising us some summer this weekend. We'll wait and see if it happens, but I'm not holding my breath. I figured a sunny QP may just get us in the mood for the long weekend ahead though.

Here's a better look at the kit I used.

You can get the freebie HERE If you have problems downloading, please leave me a note. I had to change some settings in my 4Shared and just wanted to make sure it is all still working fine for you!

Have a Happy Canada Day...and a great 4th of July! ...and don't forget to drop by at Scrapbook-Elements for the weekend long SALE starting Friday 1st!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Yearbook - May 2011

Here are my two pages for this month. It was a bit hard to stick to two pages . One of those cases where I could do 4 pages, but really? Do I need that many pictures included, or can I tell the story better with few? I opted for the latter, and hope it works. Click on the LO's to go to the gallery for active links to the products used.

Now I have a freebie QP almost ready for you, hope to make it available before the weekend, at least. I don't know what happened to the days of the week. I'm sure we've lost a couple somewhere...

And I can start straight away on my June pages too! Whoot! After several delays I finally had the second book for last year printed (I did a 365/52 project) and just when I got the books for my family back from the printers...we had a postal strike! ACK! Now I have to wait for the backlog of mail to get processed and then I can mail these. I might as well wrap them in Christmas paper by now :D

Friday, June 17, 2011

Funshine Sale at Scrapbook-Elements

Scrapbook-Elements is running sales every Friday for the month of June...

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June 17th and 24th (central time)

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