Featured Kit

Featured Kit of the week
Lazy Days of Summer
by Miranda Scrap Designs
featured on Evitangels Blog
July 28-Aug. 3
This was such a great kit to play with. So many different layouts can made with just this one kit!
Be the first to get it this week HERE. And if any of the Heat team see a layout with the kit this
week, you could be RAK’d!! SO… go and get it!!

And here is a page I did using Lazy Days of Summer.


My First Freebie!

First things first. I have done two pages so far to add to my nieces album I am making for her. She got home last Monday from her trip and had a couple photos that I scrapped right away. Here is the first one. I thought this was a great photo of her kissing the Blarney Stone, lol. And to do it right…you do have lay and do it upside down!

Here is the second one of her doing something she was totally scared to do, and she did it anyway! And because her Chaperon knew she was scared, she gave her a magnet with the quote by Eleanor Roosevelt to help her get through it.

So if you like the word art I created, just click on the pic below to download it! My very first freebie!

And I have a couple more layouts to share with you today. My AAM page for Gabs Heat team. If you would like to have a kit featured and promo’ed by the heat team, check out Evitangel’s Blog and we can flood the digi world with your kit. Link is on the left. And I used the free kit by Cinnamon Designs that is on Gab’s blog also.

And last but not least is a layout of my other niece from when we were at Sea World in 2004. Isn’t she a cutie? This layout is one I created for a CT call. Crossing my fingers!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my little spot. Have a great week!

Time Flies!

Hard to believe that in less than a week, my niece will be home from her trip! We got an email from her yesterday and she informed us that she DID do the rappelling down the side of a castle. She wasn’t sure she really wanted to do that, lol. But she did, she went despite the fact that she was “very scared!” as she said in her email. I am so proud of her! Today and the next day she is doing the home stay with a family, so she will get a tiny taste of real life over there. And then on Monday she will be home. I can’t wait to hear all about it.

I made another layout using Balance is Beautiful. My beautiful, outgoing, truly her own person, daughter, lol. This is from her 21st birthday which she celebrated in Las Vegas.

I have quite a few other photos of the same time, and would like to use them to do another page to go with this one, but I can’t get the red eye out. For some reason the remover tool in PSE is not working on these photos and I am not sure why. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. I would really like to use those photos, but the red eye is just horrible! Talk about demon looking, lol.

Well, it is officially summer here in Wisconsin. The heat and humidity is getting up there and I turned on my air a couple days this week for the first time. It is off now, but may be turned on again today, lol. We are busily getting last minute things done for the wedding which is in about 4 weeks now. My poor daughter is just ready for it to be over now. She really wanted to just go to Florida or the Bahamas or somewhere like that and get married on the beach, but that was thrown out in the beginning. The things we do for the men we love, lol. I found a dress, ordered it, and have it in my possession, found some shoes, my Mom has a necklace and ear rings I can wear, so I am just about set. Still need to find a little purse and maybe an over the shoulder wrap in case I get chilly in the air conditioning, which I doubt I will, but you just never know.

And this all reminds me of a layout I have been wanting to do for ages now and will probably get to after the wedding. If I can get a picture of my daughter wearing the necklace. My Great Grandma had a necklace that her husband gave her for a gift on their wedding. And through the years all the women in the family have worn that necklace when they get married. My grandma, my aunts, my mom, my sisters, me, and now Niki. The necklace is entrusted to the eldest daughter in each generation, which means me some day, and then Niki. My Mom just got it a few years ago herself. On my wedding, that is the necklace I wore so it was visible, although with my sisters, they wore it pinned inside their dresses. I think Niki is going to do the same thing and pin it inside her dress. It is a gold filigree type heart necklace with amethysts and pearls in the flowers and leaves. So this is something I want to put down, again once I have a few more photos and make sure I have the correct story on how it came to be in the family, though I am pretty sure I have it right. I find these kind of stories, along with the every day things the ones we need to have around for future generations. And on that note, I am done for today. Have a great weekend!

Back in the groove

I seem to be getting back to scrapping more, thank goodness! I have been applying to some new CT’s and waiting to hear back from them is always a little nerve wracking! Been shopping and found some great kits..now to get to using them. I think I will check out some different sites and see what kinds of challenges I can find to inspire me. Plus I need to come up with my own AAM challenge for TTS for the 15th. Oh yes, and the beachcomber challenge also for this coming Thursday. I usually post that one after the chat which is 9:00 pm EST This Thursday, so if you have some free time, be sure to stop by and say hello! Last month’s chat was a no show for anyone…so I didn’t really have it. I hope this week goes better.

My niece will be home a week from tomorrow. I can’t believe her trip is already half over! From the few calls she has made home it sounds like she is really enjoying herself. She said Scotland was pretty but cold, lol. They spent 6 days there and spent a night in a castle. That sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait to see all the photos she took and to start on her album, although I think that will have to wait till after Niki’s wedding in August. Tuseday I have to pick up my aunt from the airport. She is coming to visit and will be here till after the wedding. My Grandma and other aunt won’t be here till much closer to the wedding. But My aunt D has a son here, so they will be doing a lot of stuff together. My mom’s last day is this coming Friday. They have a donut thing in the morning that everyone can go to so she can say goodbye and they can all wish her well on her retirement. And then she gets to go home and still gets paid for the day! That is a pretty nice thing to do I think. And then they are having a retirement party for her in August. She is going to be working part time there for a couple of weeks and for a lawyer doing secretary stuff for him. I can’t imagine her not working. But I know she is tired of getting up every morning at 5 AM, lol.

OK, I got a layout done. Another one with my kitties and how they are always on my desk keeping me company. And though I don’t mind and kind of like having them by me…Missy does sometimes try her hand at trying to be a window, but she never manages to get that right and I am always telling her to lay down or something, lol. I think I am getting better at doing extractions now too. I did a couple on a layout which I can’t post till the 15th when the TTS newsletter comes out, which I thought turned out pretty good! Anyway..here is my latest.

I used the fabulous Lets Connect Collab
A celebration of friendship and technology, Let’s Connect is bright, bold, funky and fun! Jam-packed with goodies, this kit contains 85 papers and over 140 elements, including frames, stickers, flowers, glitter, ribbons, cords, speech balloons, word art and 2 alphabets!

Let’s Connect is the collaboration of Amy Sumrall, Ellie Lash, Flergs, Franziska Altmann, Heather Manning, Kim B’s Designs, Krystal Hartley, Lost Gurlz Venture Designs, mgl Scraps, Miss Crow, Moon Scraps, Polka Dot Plum, Sugarplum Paperie, Tracey Monette, Web Designz by Kristi and Wenchd Grafix.

You can purchase this kit at any of the links below.
Amy/Gotta Pixel: http://www.gottapixel.net/store/manufactur…nufacturerid=51

Krystal/FaithSisters: http://faithsisters.com/shop/index.php?mai…ufacturers_id=2

Nicole/SugarPlum Papiere: http://store.sugarplumpaperie.com/

Sunshine Girls/Sunshine Studio Scraps: http://www.sunshinestudioscraps.com/shop/home.php

Meg/Designs in Digital: http://designsindigital.com

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!