Creating Cherished Memories and Capturing them Creatively.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What gives you your inner strength?

Recently my youngest brother sent me a wall plaque that said:
"Promise Me You'll Always Remember You're
Braver Than You Believe,
Stronger Than You Seem,
Smarter Than You Think!"
This made me think...after I cried...because he is going through some awfully rough things right now, and yet reached beyond to his own struggles to uplift me! So, since I am hosting a Themed Challenge here starting March 1st I thought I would do it around a part of this plaque.

What gives you your inner strength? What helps you face the challenges that life throws your way? What makes you strong? Here is the LO I did based on this, I also am doing this LO as a template challenge on

Credits: Template: LivEdesigns_3x3GridTemplate at,
Background Papers: Aging Hipster Kit by Designs By Sassy,
Journaling Paper:Crushbubbles_paper9 by Trish Jones,
Elements: Aging Hipster Kit by Designs By Sassy,
Fonts: Zebra (dafonts), and Tahoma.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Trash to Treasure Hunt at DST!

Wow...that took a lot of time and energy, but boy, it was FUN! Well, I thought I would post my LO made from the things we got here...I think I could scrap for the next year on the things we got and never have any of them turn out the same! This is a picture I took a few years ago...(can you tell I am behind in my scrapbooking)...not for long now that I can do digital! I hope you enjoy it!

Credits: Sky Papers: sassy_coldchocolatepaper7.jpg, MadScrapRGB_ContempoRetro_Paper8.jpg

Journaling Notebook Paper: JK_Kindness_notepaper2.png

Grass Papers: SDS_BerryIce_Paper1.jpg, SDS_BerryIce_Paper3.jpg, BTuma_Ready4Spring_Solid1.jpg

Flower Papers: SDS_BerryIce_Paper2.jpg, BTuma_Ready4Spring_Solid4.jpg, SDS_BerryIce_Paper4.jpg, JICCreations_Dreaming_Paper19.jpg, twisiA_toile5.jpg, twisiA_toile7.jpg

Flower Button: Made from-jhope-pink-swirl.jpg-paper

Leaves for Flowers: SDS_BerryIce_doodle2.png

Word Art: HManning-ItsABloom-wordart.png

Alpha: kjoi_denimalpha_C.png

Fonts: Mia's Scribblings for Jounraling, MK British Writing for Title

Friday, February 22, 2008


I have been trying to get used to the idea of Easter coming so early this year...but I just don't understand why they haven't made Easter a set date holiday like all of the other ones! I would love it if they would just make it the first or second Sunday in April, but it needs to never be in March! Just my opinion! Well, in order to resign myself the the fact that I can't just tell people to change it and it will happen this year...I decided to scrap last years Easter events. I am hoping this will put me in a better mood to enjoy it...only time will tell! This is my first LO of a few to come: Credits: Fonts: Title-MA Sexy(dafont), Text-Mia's Scribblings(dafont).
Papers: Background Paper-I made, Photo Mat-Circular Flores Kit(Designs By Sassy)
Fibers, and Tags: Circular Flores Kit(Designs By Sassy)
Floral Design on the Side: Circular Flores Kit(Designs By Sassy)-altered with Exclusion Layer Style.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sweet as Chocolate

I promised to update you later on the other designer I am "playing" with. She is Joanne Hope , she is on the design team for MooToo and Kjoi Studios. This is a LO I did for her.Credits: Everything is from Joanne Hope Designs Choco Holiday Kit.

She only needed someone to create for this one kit. So, I probably won't be designing for her long...but she has some really neat kits otherwise and she does have some freebies on her blog:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I am on a CT!!

I am so thrilled to have been invited to join Sarah Laming aka Sassy's Creative Team. She designs for 3Scrapteers, Designs By Sassy, and Digital Candy. I was so excited I made this LO to celebrate! I have also been invited to help another designer on her CT for one kit...I will keep you posted.Credits:
Papers: Circle Mats, Background Paper and Circle Pattern Paper-All are from the Cold Chocolate Kit at
Journaling Block-Shabby Mommy Freebie Kit at
Elements: Button Stitching-Back2School Free Pea Kit by SFreeman at
Buttons-Cold Chocolate Kit at
Fonts: TektonPro, and One Fell Swoop at and ComicSans (Microsoft)
Brushes: Corner Rounder by Jessica Sprague

Monday, February 18, 2008

Creations Inspired By Jessica Sprague NWR Class

I just finished my first true digital scrapbooking class...Jessica Sprague's NWR. I have been self-teaching myself for the nearly two years, since I took an Epson Digital Design Class at a CK convention. I didn't feel like I retained much in that class...but I know I am retaining Jessica's much better! Here are some of my LO's that were inspired by her NWR Lessons:

Credits: Everything I used was from:
-Papers: a class I took at CK Convention from Epson-They gave us a disk full of kits they had created.
-Tag: It is the birdhouse embellishment from Scrap Girls Eternal Love Kit
-Brush: It is the reach brush from 's Pink October Kit

Credits: All of this is from an exclusive kit donated to the class called Carnival.

Credits: The papers on the hearts are from a kit I got for an Epson digi design class I took at a CK convention, the Alpha letters and green striped background paper are from Shabby Princess, the blue paper are from the SweetShoppeDesign Carnival Kit, the tag is made from trishjones_crushbubbles_paper9, and the paper curls are from KPertiet_PaperRevealNo2_2 both can be found on Designer Digitals website. Oh, also the sparkle brush was one in default brushes and the brush across the bottom is... from Jason Gaylor's Valentine Brush Set.

Credits: I used the KPertiet_PaperRevealNo2_2 download from our lesson to make the frame-and the rest is from the fantastic SweetShoppeDesign Carnival Kit we got, except for the swirls. They are from's Holiday Magic free download. I changed their color...but otherwise they are the same.

Credits: This is my layout for Lesson 2. I changed the Hue and Saturation of the background color, because the darker red drowned out the photos I really wanted to use. But I used one of the stripes in the striped paper as a guide for the new background color. Here is what was used from the lesson: JSprague_grungeFrame1, KPertiet_CottonEaster-red, KPertiet_GraphicSunPrintsOV-4a, KPertiet_GraphNotepaper, KPertiet_KingMePaper-6, KPertiet_StickPinzRndTag, JSprague_4-squareTemplate, and Asman Font from

Credits: Everything for this LO came in Lesson 4, here is what we used: 07, MCO_BeautifulJourney02, MCO_ScallopedPaperMask, MCO_BohoFlourishes03, MCO_Topper, CAD_Grungy_Photoshop_7_0_Brush_by_in_vogue, KPertiet_SandedOverlay, JSprague_DauphinAlpha, Leora_ApronStrings2_pldlabel, JHE_TwilledPhrases_blank.

In the beginning...

This is the beginning of a grand experience for me. Let me start by saying that the Header Font is Wilderness and can be found at and the brush is JSpragueFlourishFrame. I received this from the materials for one of her lessons in her wonderful Now We're Rocking Digital Scrapbooking class. This blog is a place for me to post LO's I create...either from my own designs or others(who will be credited for their designs). I also see this as a fun outlet for my other crafts from time to time. I hope that you will enjoy viewing my creations. I would love to hear your feedback or suggestions.