Saturday, August 07, 2010

more digi fun

Another digital layout using My Digital Studio. This paper is not beach themed, but I loved the colors, and thought it would make a nice page.

I am getting braver with digital layouts. If I can find more time to play around I think I could be really productive. Btw, Polka Dot Potato is having a clearance sale on digital items - they are closing their website. I found several digital paper kits and photoshop elements actions that were a great deal!

happy stampin'

Wednesday, July 07, 2010


I am starting to enjoy digital scrapbooking. I haven't gotten brave enough to really splurge with papers, and embellies on a digital layout yet but I feel progress coming along ... slowly!

I found some photos on the computer that my son took -- probably an attempt to capture a good facebook shot! The photos are combined on one layout to show the many different "faces" of my son. LOL. I love the silliness of some of the pictures he took.

After printing, I double matted the layout on cardstock. Easy Peasy, fun and no mess!

happy stampin',

Monday, July 05, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday! It's been a wonderful to be off work for 4 days. We stayed close to home, but did enjoy a cookout with relatives one evening.

This really isn't a great layout, but the memories are recorded, and that's the real purpose. I hope you aren't too disappointed with today's share:

As always,
happy stampin',

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Summer traditions

Our family has been vacationing at the beach together for many years now. It's a week that I look forward to every year. There is nothing better than relaxing and enjoying the ocean, sand and each other.

I picked up some Bo Bunny papers at AC Moore the other week - not beach papers...these have photography designs on them...but I loved them and knew exactly which photos I wanted to use.

I especially like the "Life is Beautiful" sentiment. Yes. Yes it is.

Thanks for dropping by today. Until next time,
happy stampin',

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

another card for Dad

Actually, this is grandpa's card. I used another retired stamp set that I just love because it's so vintage and masculine. The card is made to resemble a vintage photo album - it's a pretty neat design and I'm sure I copied it from somewhere but I can't remember where!

If you are local, our monthly GNO will be Friday night. It's just a great gathering of ladies who craft, or just want to get out of the house for a few hours. You can scrapbook, stamp, crochet, bead, sew (yes, some have brought their machines :), organize your coupons ... or just sit and chat. We have a nice time, and we'd love to have you join us. Message me for details ---> info in the side bar.

happy stampin'

Sunday, June 20, 2010

the cat drug me in...

Not really, but that's kind of how I feel after not blogging for soooo long. I hope you can overlook my absence. Our family went through a little change when I started working full-time, then a friend of my son's moved in for a few months (ok, 5 months) and by the time I found a new routine, there just wasn't much time for the ol' bloggity. I'm not promising that I will be posting as regularly as I once did considering "the job" takes up a good bit of my creative time, but I am testing the waters...

Today I have a Father's Day card to share that was quick and easy - I'm saving the more complicated card for the next post (you know, sort of like a cliffhanger ... teehee).

I used a retired stamp set from Stampin' Up and papers I had left over from another project. The main image is stamped in black, then Ranger Distress Inks were applied using felt. It made a nice Father's Day card for my husband today.

happy stampin',