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Easter Layouts, New Alphas and a Freebie

Today I want to share with you some of my Easter layouts that I have done already.  I plan on doing quite a few more since I have a TON of pictures from the Easter weekend.

First up is Coloring Eggs.  This layout features my son, one of his eggs, and the final bowl of eggs.  I love his expression in the picture where he is showing me his egg.  He was so proud of himself for completing that egg.  The sad/funny part is after he went to show daddy his egg and was on the way back to put it up, one of the dogs tripped him and he smashed the egg!  It was funny and sad at the same time!

This layout has several great products used in it and in case you are loving any of them I am going to tell you where you can go and get them for your very own stash!  All of the papers and elements (except alpha) are from the DSI April Collab– April Showers.  It is a great kit and very pretty and versatile.  I will tell you more about it tomorrow so come back.  The alpha is a seperate product and is called Spring Fling- Blue and is by Foxy Designs. It is not yet available in her store but will be soon!  And it also comes in Pink and Green.

The second layout I want to share with you is the Cousins.  This layout is of my two kids and my niece and nephew on Easter morning before church.

For this kit, you will notice that I again used Foxy Designs Spring Fling alphas but this time in Green and Pink.  I love this alpha and will probably be using a lot of it in the future.  For the papers in this kit I used Designs by Sweet Mesquite Easter Hop freebie!  They are some great papers.  They aren’t available as a freebie any more (only for Easter) but maybe she will be putting them in her store.

For both layouts I used templates from BTA Designs, who is guest designing over at DSI this month.  I got the change to work with her Color Lovers Vol 1 Templates and really enjoyed using them.  Of course I am a template junkie and love just about any template I can get my hands on.  They really make my scrapping a lot easier and faster.

And because I am so glas that you read to the end, here is a little word art freebie for you.  It was made using Foxy Designs Spring Fling alphas.  Enjoy!

Just click to download!

 

Seasons Charm BB Train

Can you believe how fast Novemmber and Thanksgiving have come upon us? It is hard to believe that this year is almost over!  And now that it is the 15th of November, it is  time once again for the Digital Scrap Ink Brag Book blog train!  There are some cute pages on this train and you won’t want to miss a stop!  Here is a preview of the train

Here is a close up of my part of the slide show. If you click on it you can download it.

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Here is the list of Train Stops, make sure you visit all of them!

1. Gab – http://snuggleberrypiedesigns.blogspot.com
2. Ivonne – http://craft-tastrophic.blogspot.com/
3. Denny – http://ilmioangolinocreativo.blogspot.com/
4. Tzigane – https://butterflygypsy.wordpress.com <— You Are Here
5. Janine – http://janinenezz.blogspot.com/

 

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Do You Like A Challenge?

Do you like challenges? How about free stuff?  Well if you said yes to both those questions, you need to head on over to Bouquet of Pixels and participate in our monthly challenges!  Not only will you challenge yourself with each task and complete layouts, you will have the opportunity to get one of the BoP monthly collab kits for FREE!

BoP Collabs
Here is what you have the opportunity win this month.  Each person that completes all 7 challenges get their choice of one of the two collabs each month!

Scraplift Challenge
Each month, an outstanding layout from our gallery is chosen to be scraplifted. I really try to vary the layouts that are chosen each month but they are ones that typically have clean lines and some element or technique use that really stands out to me.  This month’s layout is by Kirsten and you can see more of her work in her gallery.  Here is the layout that was chosen:

I loved the clean lines of the layout and the way the pictures are stacked and staggered.  Here is my scraplifted layout, changed just a little.

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For my layout I used the Daddy’s Girl collab that you can chose as your prize this month! I love the collab, it is filled with great papers and elements and is soo cute!

Trend/Element Challenge
One of our other challenges tha you will find in the Challenge Forum is the Trend/Element Challenge.  Each month, I focus on an emerging trend whether it is in the world of scrapping or not or a specific element.  It is then your job to incorporate these into your layout.  This month the challenge is all about Monochromatic Layouts.  So go pick out your favorite color and scrap a layout centered around that color!  Here is my inspiration for you! Now pink is not my favorite color but it went well with my photo!

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Freebie
For this month’s scraplift challenge, I created a template of my layout and want to give it to you.

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Until next time,
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Purple Spotlight, Sketchpads and a Freebie

I love being on the 3 Creative Teams I am on; especially the two that are store CT’s as it gives me the opportunity to work with some amazing designers each month! Of course the personal CT that I am on is for an equally amazing designer, but the store teams are different as it gives me a variety and that is what I need!  So this past month over at DSI, I got to download and work with some great kits.  Probably the most I have ever worked with and I am so please to show some of them off to you.  So over the next few days, you will be seeing all kinds of work from various designers! Enjoy

In the Purple Spotlight
I don’t use a lot of purples in my scrapping, I tend to stick to more earthy colors or go with pinks for my daughter and blues for my son.  So when I had the opportunity to work with In the Purple Spotlight by Misty O’Brien Designs, I was a tad worried about what I would do with it!  Here is a preview of the kit:

The kit is great as it ranges in hues from strong purples to very pale purples.   And the elements are so cute! You won’t be disappointed when you purchase this kit.  I can’t wait to use it for some layouts of my husband as purple is his favorite color!  Here is a layout made with the kit

Memories

Memories

Sketchpads
I am in love with templates! They are so easy to use and really make my scrapping so much faster than it normally would.  I guess some people would feel they are the easy way out but I don’t. I like to take them and mix them up too by subtracting elements or flipping the design, or maybe adding another picture.  They are so much fun.  And some of the best I have found and gotten to play with are by Susan Robinson Designs.  Her Sketchpad series are wonderful! I love all of the ones that I have gotten to play with.  And although I haven’t played with them yet, she also has card templates!  I can’t wait to get my hands on those since I love making and sending cards to people; think of all the possibilities!  Here are just a couple of her products:

Here are some of the layouts that I have created using her templates

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I have been trying my hand at making templates lately and although I do enjoy using them, I don’t see myself branching out to making them full time! But you get to benefit from my expirements!  Here is a preview of your freebie today

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Well that is all for now, see you tomorrow for more goodies!

Until next time,
name

 
 

Arrgghh, Ahoy There MateyZ

Did you know that today is National Talk Like a Pirate day? Well, it is! And although I don’t plan on going around talking like a pirate today, I do have a bit of treasure for you to pick up mateyZ!

DeDe Smith has a great new pirate kit out as part of her HeroeZ and PlaymateZ Collection and it is AMAZING! So in honor of that kit, I thought I would offer a bit of treasure from it. In the form of a FREE QP!  But before you get to the QP you need to check out this amazing collection.  Plus you can get it for a sweet deal right now at 3Scrapateers as part of their HnH Special (click the link to learn more)!  There are actually 2 kits!  Plus the extra paper pack and the scatterz and stackz!  And if that wasn’t enough, you can get an entire BB set and QP collection! WOW!  This would be great for those Halloween pictures that you have or visits to Pirates of Caribbean in Disney or maybe a pirate themed birthday party!

Ahoy There MateyZ

Ahoy There MateyZ

Ahoy There MateyZ Too

Ahoy There MateyZ Too

Ahoy There MateyZ! Extra Papers

Ahoy There MateyZ! Extra Papers

Ahoy There Matey! Scatterz and Stackz

Ahoy There Matey! Scatterz and Stackz

You do not want to miss out on this collection!  So head on over to 3 Scrapateers to pick it up!

And before you grab my freebie, there is another one over at the 3Scrapateers gallery that coordinates with this great collection.

Ahoy There MateyZ Friday Freebie

Ahoy There MateyZ Friday Freebie

And if that wasn’t enough for you, you can head over to DeDe’s blog and grab this little freebie!

If you have read this far, then you deserve the freebie! Thanks for sticking with me.  Here is the freebie I am offering for you. It is a QP made with a combination of the Ahoy There MateyZ collection. Hope you enjoy it.

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Don’t forget to check out DigiFree!

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Until next time,

name

 

QP’s, BB Pages and Lots of Freebies; OH MY!

Could you take a moment and vote for me over at SAS before or during the downloading of the freebies on this page? I would really appreciate it; I am really enjoying participating in the contest and would love to make it to Round 3!

Click to go vote!

Click to go vote!

Well, I was going through all my files that I have uploaded at MediaFire and I am realizing that I have some files that I have never given away! At least I don’t remember giving them away. I tried to look back quickly to make sure and I didn’t see them.  So here you go! They are all yours. Make sure you get all of them!

The Games We Play Brag Book Pages

The Games We Play Brag Book Pages

The Games We Play QP #1

The Games We Play QP #1

The Games We Play QP #2

The Games We Play QP #2

The Games We Play QP

The Games We Play QP

QP created using Monica's Wedding kit by Jscrapbug

QP created using Monica's Wedding kit by Jscrapbug

Don’t forget to head on over to DigiFree and pick up some more great items!

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Until next time,
name

 

Lyric Challenge

Have you ever had a song that no matter how many times you listen to it or where ever you are at it really effects you?  I have had a couple like that, but this song is probably one in a long time that really makes me stop and it always makes me cry. Doesn’t matter how many times I have heard or or where I am at, I cry.  This month over at Digital Paper Hearts for the Lyric Challenge, I have chosen the song “Fight Like A Girl” by Bomshel.  You can go here to watch the video of the song if you have never heard it:

Here is my layout.  The picture is my mom with all but two of her grandchildren at Christmas 08.  One month later she was diagnosed with Non-hodgkins Lymphomia.  Luckily her doctors felt it was only Stage 1 and gave her a 70% chance.  Thankfully, in August she was declared to be in complete remission after 7 months of chemotherapy 3 times a week. In my layout I chose to focus on my mom before the chemo and cancer. I used the lyrics of the last verse on my layout.

Layout for Lyric Challenge at DPH

Layout for Lyric Challenge at DPH

Here is a little freebie I created if you want to use it.

Fight Like A Girl Word Art Freebie

Fight Like A Girl Word Art Freebie

And remember to head over to DigiFree and check out more great freebies!

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Until next time,
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