Sunday, August 29, 2010

Scrapbook Bytes -- speed scrap with Connie Prince

My favourite designer, Connie Prince, is now hosting speed scraps at Scrapbook Bytes. For now it will be twice monthly, but who knows, it may become more frequent down the road. The SS is hosted in the Chat Room. You really need to be a speed reader to keep up, but it is soooo much fun. Here are the instructions from tonight's speed scrap and this is my layout.

Dancing at my son's wedding in October 2008 was very special for me. If I had not had both knees replaced in Feb 2008, dancing would have been out of the question. So, I decided to really kick up my heels and do a little extra dancing with Scotty, one of the ushers. My kids were astounded that I could move like that. See, I can still teach 'em somethin', even if it's dirty dancing!

I used the kit, Dance Machine, by Connie Prince.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Speed Scrap @ Gotta Pixel

The chat was so fast-paced and fun, I waited until the chat was over before starting my page. I just didn't want to miss anything. Here is my layout as per instructions.

Our Burt is a very curious cat! He can't be kept from jumping on the counters, tables or anything else that strikes his fancy. However, when I saw him in the dishwasher, I had to run for the camera! Is there no place a cat won't go?

All papers and elements are from the Gotta Pixel August 2010 Blog Train. Thanks to all the designers who participated.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Challenge at Gotta Pixel

It's called "Show Me The Mini" and this month's host is Trixie Scraps. Now, I'm not sure if  the same designer will be hosting each month or not, I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Anyway, here is my layout using the kit by Trixi Scraps.

Wedding and honeymoon photos are just perfect for this kit.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

RAK Fairies Live at Gotta Pixel

I received a wonderful RAK (Random Act of Kindness) the other day from Jen Graham a.k.a. Graham Like the Cracker. It was a fantastic coupon to her store and I picked up the kit, Love That Boy. Needless to say, while looking through photos of kids and grandkids, this one of James and Kirsten just fit the theme perfectly.

Speed Scrap Last Night

I love speed scraps and last night was no exception. You can see the instructions here. I was busy chatting away and next thing I know, my internet connection was lost. That didn't stop me however. Here's my LO from last night.

Kit: Mr. Roboto by Connie Prince

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My name is Gram-Gram!

Yesterday I took Jack and Ava to the park to burn off some energy (theirs, not mine!). Jack busied himself on the monkey bars and slide and Ava sifted through the sand in the playground. After gathering a handful, the little darling wanted to share with Gram-Gram. That's what she calls me and it is a lovely name. My heart just jumps for joy when I hear it.

I use Cosmodellic, a collab kit by Connie Prince and Girl Boy Girl Designs.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Speed Scrap with Connie Prince

This is a regular Friday night feature at Gotta Pixel. If you like to chat, can type fast and read faster, then you want to join us. Friday nights at 8:00 pm EST for the most fun you will have scrapping.

Here's the layout I created from the instructions given:

I used kits by Litabells Designs:
School Daze and It's A Girl's World

Not only is Gotta Pixel having a great 'back2 school' sale, but there is a Blog Train this weekend, too. Take a look and download some free goodies from the spectacular designers at Gotta Pixel.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thrifty - New Release by Sweet Digi Scraps

I don't think there is anything more I can say without crying, both for my daughter who loved Sidda so much, and for Sidda who was a lovely and beautiful pet.

For both of the above layouts, I used the kit, Thrifty, by Sweet Digi Scraps. The LO of me also used a template from The Three R's, also by Sweet Digi Scraps. There are several new releases today and I will be back soon with the links to the kits, word art, alpha and templates.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Huge Sale at Gotta Pixel

There's nothing like a good SALE to celebrate the kiddos' return to school. In addition to shopping for the kids' back to school for yourselves, ladies. You know you're going to need new kits to scrap all those summer pictures you took and haven't had time to scrap because the kids' needed entertaining. Just sit yourself down, coffee in hand, and shop away so you won't be lonely when the kids go back to school in a couple of weeks. Start dreaming now of the uninterrupted time you will have to scrap! So, stop reading and start dreaming of shopping August 14 - 17 and saving 40% storewide. Heck, go now and make yourself a wishlist, I know I have.

Come back tomorrow and see the latest release of Sweet Digi Scraps' new kit, Thrifty. It is totally beautiful and you won't want to miss it. And make sure to visit the Sweet Digi Scraps store for some fantabulous deals during the back2school sale.

And one more thing, each month Gotta Pixel has the GGI (Gotta Grab It) weekend. That's this weekend and you won't believe the deals to be had. If you don't go and check it out, you'll think I'm lying to you and I'm not. Dollar deals everywhere!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I'm a Creative Sweetie!

A "Creative Sweetie" is a person who has been chosen to be on the creative team for Sweet Digi Scraps, aka Liz Hutchison. Liz a fabulous designer at Gotta Pixel and when the most recent CT call was published, I decided to try out. Imagine my surprise when I was chosen to be a Guest Creative Sweetie. That means that I will have a month assigned to me (October 2010) when I will be using soon-to-be-released kits to create my layouts. I'm thrilled, to say the least. In addition to my specific month, there will be times when a new kit is available to all CT members, including the Guest Sweeties. The layout I'm going to publish here today is one of these kits. It is called "Spunk" and is available today exclusively at Gotta Pixel and the best news, it's on special for $1.00 because today is Tuesday which translates into "Dollar Pixels" at Gotta Pixel, so go grab it while it's on sale.

And now, for the main feature, my very first page at a CT member, may I present "Spunkie Kid".....

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Scraplift Challenge at Gotta Pixel

A very pleasant challenge, indeed. We had to peruse the gallery of MrsPeel and scraplift something from her gallery. I chose to scraplift the page chosen for us and this is my layout.

Here is the original page completed by MrsPeel:

Monday, August 2, 2010

Simply Sketchy with Lita

My next challenge at Gotta Pixel is the Simply Sketchy with Lita. Here's my layout.

Isn't he just adorable?

I used Sweet Digi Scrap's retiring kit, Like A Kid for the most part, but some elements are from Wonderful World and Pandamonium by CAP and some are from Summer Love by Laura Banasiak.

Like A Kid by Sweet Digi Scraps
Panda-Monium and Wonderful World by Connie Prince

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Gotta Pixel Font Fever Challenge

Today is the start of a new month of challenges at GP. The Font Fever challenge is one of my favourites (okay, they're all my favs, I can't help myself) and August's font is Capture It.  Here is the layout I created using the font.

My grandchildren, Jack & Ava, are very, very active and I'm old, but the other day I decided to take them to the splash pad for the day. I was terrified I'd lose one or the other when, in fact, they were so absorbed in playing in the water or the playground space, it was the easiest day ever for me. I was proud of myself for having the courage to take them somewhere by myself and proud of them for being so well-behaved. We had a great day!

Kit: Pool Party a collab by A+ Designs & dani may designs