Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New Kit! Dinosaur Days and Matching Freebie

I'm getting old-school prehistoric on you with my newest kit Dinosaur Days. I had so much fun drawing all the doodle-y elements of this, so I hope you have as much fun scraping with it as I did creating it. It's 20% off this first week.


and check out the matching cluster frame freebie!


Hope you all have a great rest of the weekend. You know I'll be scraping :D

Thursday, April 19, 2012

ADSR7 Is Here!

Get excited everybody, The seventh annual Amazing Digi Scrap Race is starting soon!  Registation starts tomorrow. 

ADSR7 officially begins on May 6th, and to play along with us (you know you want to) you need to register before May 3rd.   Find a partner and send ONE email to with the following:

Your team name:
Racer 1 Name:
Racer 1 Email:
Racer 1 NDISB Forum Display Name:
Racer 2 Name:
Racer 2 Email:
Racer 2 NDISB Forum Display Name:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New Kit - Carrot Colors, and Matching Freebie

Hello much neglected blog.  Remember me?  Hopefully, with Tax Season over, I'll have some more time to spend designing.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed. 

I've got a new kit in stores, Carrot Colors:

I seem to be starting this new tradition with my roommate, where every year, just around Easter, I have this same conversation with her.  "We should start a garden, grow our own food," I say.  To which she replies, with various degrees of laughter, "I can't even trust you with potted plants, now you want to start digging holes in our yard?"  And while she is probably absolutely right,  this probably won't stop me from asking again next year.  So here's to all of you with the talent and patience to grow things.  Or maybe, like me, you just like the color of carrots :D
Kit contains:
1 Alpha
17 Papers (12 patterns and 5 solids)
57 Elements - 6 Flowers, 5 journaling cards, 5 vegetables (3 carrots, peas, squash), 4 gardening tools, 3 bottle caps, 3 buttons, 3 brads, 3 frames, 3 labels, 3 ribbons, 3 seed packets, 2 pieces of tape, 1 banner, 1 bow, 1 bunny, 1 butterfly, 1 doily, 1 fence, 1 piece of grass, 1 leaf, 1 pot, 1 sign, 1 scatter, 1 splatter, 1 tree

Check out the matching freebie cluster frame too!

ADSR7 is coming soon!  So start looking for partners :D

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"gonna wish I had a little heads up, little lee-way, little more time"

I adore that song by the way. So much so that my freak October snowstorm themed kit borrowed it's name.    This mini kit was part of my DSD grab bag, but if you missed out on that, you can now buy it separately.  It includes 12 papers, and 26 storm/emergency themed elements so you can be much more prepared than we were personally for 18 inches of snow and a week without power.

I've made a matching alpha for you all.  You can download it here.

Want to see picture of the storm damage?  I swear our town looked like a war zone.  Driving to my grandparents the day after, you wouldn't believe how many streets were closed.  There were trees on the road every where, and power lines were hanging so low (if not completely on the street) that many places turned into one way roads.  

This was an hour into the storm.  We had  just lost internet and I was pretty grumbly about it, which led to the week long joke, when the power went out an hour later, "and then mother nature decided to teach you what real deprecation is..."

And this is the next morning.  We had to get a neighbor to remove the two trees in the front of our yard because so many of their branches broke.  The house looks so weird now.  

And this was two days later, as we were headed out of dodge.  We're pretty much the antithesis of outdoorsy, roughing it people, and once the gas ran out on the grill and we were no longer able to boil water for coffee, we were so gone.  We ended up holded up in little motel one state over, calling our answering machine every couple of hours to see if we'd gotten power back yet.

I'm all for adventure, but I think I could live without having to go through that anytime soon.  My grandmother had to go back to 1937 to even have a storm to compare it to.  And my sister, who's going to school along the coastline, barely got a couple of inches, and was back in school the next day.  

Monday, November 21, 2011

"i've got a long long way to go"

I spent most of the weekend, you know, when I had a free minute or two, stress scrapping.

Here is step 3:

Yes, that is me.  I was apparently dressing myself at the age of three, and to this day, I ask my mother why she let me leave the house looking like that.  And she only answers, "You'll understand when you have kids."

This is what I needed:  

Add a photo to your round or octagon shaped frame
Something Round (not a paper shape): Delph - Around the World Add-On (it was originally a peacock button/brad type thing that I recolored and added to the scatter)
A piece of cardboard - Tricia Curtis Designs - Natural Feeling Collab (the tag)
Add another frame but this one must be a square or rectangle shaped one (square frame created with fx in photoshop)

I think the most surprising thing about this step was that I was looking for a button in my DDR stash (cause we're pretty much only supposed to use their products) and I couldn't find one. I had no problem finding a pine cone last week, but I had to make my own pink button. I really need to get on fixing that. I love my buttons (remember that layout, lol)

Here's what I was doing over the weekend, while hoping the children wouldn't forget their lines over Thanksgiving break:

Credits: Sugarplum Paperie - Daisy Summer Days

Credits: CatScrap My Life Collab

Credits: Sugarplum Paperie - Every Day of the Year; Erica Zane - Apple A Day, EZ Journals, Silver Lining, Messed Up June, In My Life, Doodle Me Christmas, Happy Homemaker, Smarty Pants, Sultry Summer, All Fall Down, Messed Up May, Sketchy

Friday, November 18, 2011

"every night feet tucked in close to you"

I've been scraping again.  With as much that is going on, with the play and designing, and everything, that statement kind of makes me feel guilty.

Here's step two of the progressive scrap:

I needed to include the following:  

Pine Cones (located on either side of the flower) - Prelestnaya P - CU Freebie
Something Yellow (a ribbon): MCD - Spring Imagination Collab
A Type of Flowe: Delph - Treasure of My Life
A Box: Aurelie - Mothers Daughters Sisters Friends Collab (the heart shape that I scattered)
2 Different Types of Leaves/Branches: Mistica Designs - A Touch of Fall; Delph - Spring Imagination

This is one of those challenges where I see the instructions, and I'm like, there is no way I have a pine cone in my stash, and how in the world am I supposed to use a box and make it look like it should be there.  But I think I like how this is turning out so far.  It's way to early to say that I know.  I'm probably jinxing myself.

Credits: Mistica Designs - Breathe of Fall

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"i will not let myself cause my heart so much misery"

(ps. I'll have new releases and a freebie for you tomorrow!)

It's progressive scrap time again at DigiDesign Resort. I have such a love/hate relationship with this challenge. It's really fun, and always super challenging, but then again some of the directions just drive me right up the wall. Let's be honest, being more than a bit neurotic probably doesn't do me any favors here. Let's see how much of a problem child I end up being this month, huh.

Here's my step one -

Step 1 Credits:
Three Papers: JanetB - CU Crumpled Bag Freebie; Silke - Gift Box Add-on; Because of You Collab
One Frame - (created with fx in photoshop)
A piece of wood - (took photo of wood plank)

(pps. someone tell the radio people to stop playing such depressing songs!)