Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Few Recent Layouts

I've taken a few minutes here and there to create some layouts. I'm having fun playing more with clustering and photo/background blending. I often start a layout, then walk away from it for a few hrs or a day or so until I can find a few more minutes to work on it. That's the beauty of digital, no mess, no clean-up and, if I remember to save as a psd file then I can come back and change the design as often as I like. I do tend to put my layouts together quickly. I'm a quick scrapper and don't usually make my layouts very element heavy and usually have a fair amount of empty space on my page.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

My LO For The One Word Challenge "Fun"

Credits: LaurieAnnHGB - TakeMyHand Alpha and SimpleLife Kit
The parade goes right by our trailer so we always have a front row seat. I'm glad I finally got a chance to scrap a page about this.

From A Photo Walk With Sue

Credits: TLP store - Laurie Ann HGD - BloomBabyBloom and MaBelle kits
Used this photo I took from my photo walk with my scrap buddy, Sue, last yr. I'm starting to pull out some images from the last few years to scrap finally. We must have spent at least an hour at the duck pond at Granville Island snapping pics of the wildlife there. I never get tired of visiting the island and always find so much beauty there to capture on camera.|

OF NOTE:  this LO was featured today on Kate Hadfield's Gallery Standouts. WOOT WOOT!
Kate Hadfield's Gallery Standouts

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

New Release Today from LaurieAnn at The Lilypad

This year, orange has become a fave color of mine to scrap with. Standouts in this kit for me were the orange flowers, the canning jar, the banner and the butterfly. I will use this kit over and over for all the fun little bits in it. If you want to see the kit, head over to The Lilypad store; it's 20% off this wkend and comes with a free alpha too.
Heart and Hand Kit

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Did a LO of my scrap buddy's sweet little girl, Sabrina. Don't you just love that face? She is so adorable. I used a kit by LaurieAnn "Bloom Baby Bloom" from The Lilypad. Here it is if you want to grab this kit at 50% today. My fave bits of the kit are the butterfly (love the colors) and the fun funky flowers.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Catching Up

I was away on holidays for three weeks and had a fabulous time. It was a staycation at our trailer in Washington. Every day we watched movies, whole series of shows (loving Army Wives right now), read books and scrapbooked a ton of layouts. I set up a small folding table in front of the couch so I could sit comfortably to scrap and watch TV. I stayed up late every night and slept in every morning but awoke to watch "Kelly & Michael". I never watch that show the rest of the year, only on holidays; it seemed like such a treat to watch some daytime TV as at home I get started working at about 7:30 so no TV watching. The weather was blech...rainy and chilly most of the time but we stayed nice and cozy in our trailer (which is a triple slide so pretty roomy). When it wasn't pouring out we had BBQ for dinner. I don't eat wheat so no bun for me but I have grown to love burgers with avocado and BBQ sauce...yum!