A Cool Photo Effect!

I just love when I find cool effects that are super easy. I was at the Scrap Matters Blog and Alamama posted this very neat and easy effect for your photos. And I just had to try it right away. So I went from this…

To this…

Amazing isn’t it? I really like this effect. And it took me about 2 minutes to do it, really! To see how to do this, go here. And have fun!


Blog Train and lots of fun things going on!

Yep, this is the spot if you are coming for All Things Visual blog train. We have an entire album for you to download today! It will fit in the new Maya Road Tag Album, and Kelley now carries them in the store! How awesome is that? We all used Moments Like These by Kelley Mickus to make the pages. And let me tell you, it is gorgeous! You won’t want to miss a stop.

But first things first, lol…gotta take care of business. Check out some of the fun things going on at All Things Visual this weekend…

So be sure to click on the image to get to the store and take advantage of this great sale! And then once you get there and are finished shopping, head on over to the forum and check out the fun things going on. There is a speed scrap at 9 EST which I am hosting in the forum. Should be fun! And then at 10 EST there will be a scraplift challenge. And Saturday morning I will be posting a hybrid card challenge with some templates for you to use. There will be a treasure hunt, and some Halloween fun, so be sure to come back often during the weekend to see what else is new!

Now we can get to the freebie! Just click on the image to DL.

And here is the next stop.
Tricia’s Blog

And just in case you missed any you can catch the train here! Have fun and hope to see you later tonight for the speed scrap. And have a great weekend!

World Card-Making Day!

Today is World Card-Making Day and to celebrate, we have a mini blog train from Scrap Matters. So sit back, crab some coffee or whatever is your favorite drink and check out the blogs and grab some free templates! And then create some wonderufl cards! Here is my contirbution. Just click on the image to DL.
And here is the list of the other Blogs in case you missed any.
Team Blog
Kate S.
DT Kim

Have great weekend!

It’s in the Cards!

Want to get a head start on some holiday gifts? Come join us at ScrapMatters as we start our newest hybrid challenges. Just click on the image to get there.I was lucky and got to be the one to come up with the very first template and I am so excited to see what everyone does with it! And since you earn points for each week you do a card and post it, while you are making something for someone else, you can earn some nice gifts for yourself in the process! I plan on following along and making a package of cards to give as gifts to my family. And this coming year, with Niki and Rocky being in Iraq, we will all use them.

I guess I will post another layout or two today also, I have been so lax at doing that. So first up is a 2 pager I did about the Greek Festival we went to a couple years ago. I tried flaming cheese, I can’t remember what it was called. Wasn’t bad, but definitely a different taste.

And next up is a layout I made for a CT application. I so love the photos from our trip to Virginia Beach and made another layout using them. I even included the photo with me in it this time, lol.

And that is all the news from me for today. Have a good one!

Fun Stuff and Not so Great news

Lets do the fun stuff first! If you haven’t been to the Get Digi With It site, you don’t know what you are missing! And this month we are starting out with new challenges and a point system AND a costume party! This looks to be like so much fun and all the party goers are just having a blast with it. Just click on the image to get to the party. You can still join in on the fun. Just email Maria at the addy below. Yep, she is accepting late comers!

Lets see, so far I have seen Elvira, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Ridinghood, and a few others I can’t quite remember off the top of my head. Plus, I am the posting diva this month, so if you can beat me in posting, you could win a super prize! So come and join the fun and party!

And now I have a couple layouts to share with you. I actually have a ton, but will limit myself today…hehehe. Been getting some wedding pages done and here are a couple of those. Ooops, can’t post the other one yet, have to wait till Saturday to do that one!


Here is an album I am starting for one of my nieces, and this one is hybrid. It will be 5×10 and I am using backs of paper tablets and whatever else I can find as chipboard. And I am loving using bragbook QPs to help make it a little faster to get done. I plop that on my page, add some paper, and then I have lots of room to add real embellies.


I will post a couple photos of it when it is completed and all put together as soon as I am done with it.

Now, the not so great news. My daughter and sil are heading back to Iraq come Febraury and will be there until the end of the year. AT least this time, since they are married, they should be able to live together. Depends on how the rooming situation is once they get there. While I am not looking forward to this, I can say I am happy they are not going to Afghanistan at this point in time. And right now we are all kind of gearing up for when they leave, getting stuff ready, psyching ourselves up, stocking up on supplies so we can send them care packeages while they are gone. And I am working on a calendar for them to take, per my daughter’s request. Although I was already planning on making calendars this year for gifts. And in the future I will probably add a little more person things on my blog so they can check in when they have time and see what is going on in the family.

Have a great week!