Sunday, June 26, 2011

Digital Scrapbook Freebies

I know...I'm a little slow.  The Art of Digital Design class has been over for a long time but if you will click on the Digital Scrapbook Kits tab at the top then you can download my final assignment.  It's a direct download so when the box pops up, just click Save.

Friday, June 10, 2011


So April and May ended up being really busy months and June is starting to follow suit.  I'm just now getting some of my latest posted.  First, remember the craft desk I said that my dad was building me? Or did I just mention it on Facebook?  Anyway, I've had it for a little over a month now and I'm loving it!  It takes up all kinds of space but totally worth it.

The finished size is about 8' x 3' x 36 1/2". I still use my other cabinets and my closet but both are too messy right now to show you. ;)

Every year I make albums for all the kids teachers.  The inspiration for this year's albums was from the MPS:Mom class at Jessica Sprague's web site. At least I stole the shape and some of the elements but had to change a lot of it to fit what I was doing.  But that's the whole point of these classes, right?

I did Mrs. Spearman's first so it's a little different from the other two...just a little though.

I made little journaling tags that I sent to school for the teacher's to pass out to their classes.  When the kids filled them out, their teachers sent them back.  So they knew something was coming. The pocket on the back is for extra pictures or whatever and will even fit a cd.  The zip lock has extra elements I printed out for them to decorate their pages with after they got the pictures adhered in the book...kind of like I did with Colton's page.  I got the decorations from Echo Park's Walk in the Park Elements Pack.

Now to the project I just finished today...

This is from the MPS: Dad class. It's an album for Brannon for Father's Day.

Here are the pages both before I printed them out and how they look with the book put together and decorated.

Then my sister was just here looking at it and informed me that I put 11years instead of 9 years (of marriage).  Ooooppppssss! So I guess I'll start digging in my Thickers stash to fix that one.  I made 3 note cards so the kids can each write him a note...that's what's in the pocket.  This class is a self-paced one so you can still take it and have it finished in time for Father's Day.

Sorry for the picture sneeze....

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Kimono Blog--Start Here!

Yay! It's time for the blog hop! I hope all of you are ready...we have some fun treats to share with you. ;) We've (the Art of Digital Design Class, March 2011 at Jessica Sprague) had a lot of fun putting this together for you. Most of the treats were made using the new Kimono kit (which we created too) and you may find a few surprises along the way.  If you would like to purchase the Kimono kit, just click on the kit image below.  We created the kit in hopes of trying to help the victims of Japan's earthquakes and tsunamis from a couple of months ago...even just a little bit.  So if you would like to help them a little bit too, all you have to do is buy the kit!  All proceeds from the sale of Kimono goes to the American Red Cross.

Now, I realize some of you don't know how a blog hop works.  All you have to do is download the treat this case a Quick Page...and then "hop" to the next blog by clicking on the next link at the end of my post.  You will do the same thing until you get to the very end.  A few of us are listing ALL the contributors to the blog hop so if you get lost, you can find your way again.  Ready???

First, download my QP.  The image actually shows a finished QP...the one you download will not have the journaling or a picture of my daughter or my logo. ;)  Where her picture is, you will see a transparent space.  When you open up the QP in your photo-editing software, you will move your photo to the page and then just move it BELOW the QP layer and then just re-size your photo (ctrl + T) if you need to.  Easy peesy!  If you have problems, feel free to leave me a comment and I'll help you out the best I can.

To download, click on the image. :)

Now, go to Mellybird Design's blog for your next treat! In case you get lost, you can always come back here or to one of the others posting the whole list.

Here's the order of the hop:'re already here so you really don't need a link, right?? lol
Mellybird Designs
Michele Pouliot
Stephanie Costello and Dori Melton
Pamla Klenczar
Rosa Mia Nissenbaum
Christina Ming
Anissa Burson
Foosa Moon Creations
Mary Moseley
Maribeth Graf
The Digital Celt
Zindra Nelson
Jellybean Design
Lady Bug Designs
Cori Farnsley
Yvonne Michelle
Little Birdie Digital Designs
Monique Helfrich

The actual blog hop doesn't start until 11:59 tonight, Eastern.  I'm posting mine a little early since I plan to be asleep then. :D  So if you start the hop before then, you may have to revisit some of the blogs to get everything.  The links will actually be available for awhile so you have time to visit everyone. Just be aware that everything won't be ready if you start early. ;)
Ok, here ya go!  Ready, Set, GO!!!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ready for some Freebies??

The AoDD class I was in is doing a blog hop using the kit we collaborated on for Japan (see a couple of posts down).  The blog hop starts Sunday at midnight Eastern.  Good thing school's out now, huh?  Most of us are doing Quick Pages using the kit...for those that don't know what that is...a QP is a scrapbook layout that has already been done.  All you have to do is add your photos and/or journaling and you're done!  A couple of the girls are doing other elements that will coordinate with the kit.  Each blog will link up to the blog before it in the hop and will link to the next blog.  So be sure to come by Sunday if you can stay up that late or Monday and grab your pages!  Here's a look at the kit so you can see what we are working with...

You can also grab the kit yourself to make more pages at  It is $11.99 until Sunday at midnight, Eastern and then it will go back to its regular price of $15.99.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

ugly blog

temporary I hope!!  :)

ok...a little better but I'm going to have to finish working on it later.  :)

Helping Japan

Back when the Art of Digital Design class was starting, Japan was hit with the earthquakes and tsunamis.  Our class wanted to make a digital kit to sell with the profits going to the victims.  The kit is almost completed and will be up in Jessica Sprague's store soon (today or tomorrow).  So I'm posting a little part of the kit.  There were several of us that came together so there are a lot of different styles.  I'll let you know when the kit actually goes up so you can go check it out.

Oh and the kit is called Kimono.  :)

About 2 seconds after I posted this, the kit went up.  :)  You can find it HERE and get it for 25% off if you buy it before Sunday June 5th at midnight Eastern.