Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My first speed scrap

Well I managed to complete my first speed scrap. Thank heavens they allowed extra time because not only was I fighting a nasty headache but I couldn't remember where any of the needed elements were hiding at in my system. I did learn something new with the software I use, so that was one good thing. Now, I'm going to post this lovely picture and hit the bottle of my prescription headache meds as it is going to be a long night.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Guest CT

The most exciting thing happened to me this week. I've become a guest CT member for 4 My Babies Scraps. This wasn't something I planned. I'm my own worst critic and doubt myself quite often. However, I was given this chance so I'm going for it. Now I just have to prove this was the right choice for everyone.

Michelle is a talented designer who hand draws her work. Please visit her blog http://4mybabiesscraps.blogspot.com/   or her store   http://www.just4ourbabies.com/

Saturday, May 28, 2011

DigiDesignResort Progressive Scrap

I just finished the final step in this challenge. Not sure I like the over all design but since you're stuck with what you did at each step I can live with it.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our life

One of my husbands granddaughters just turned two. Very disappointed that we are not able to visit them as they live in another state. Monkey was really looking forward to visiting all three of his half-nieces. Happy note is his oldest niece may be coming here for his belated birthday. Monkey will be five on Tuesday. Normally we have his party the Saturday before but that day was reserved for the two year old's birthday. My hubby's birthday is June 13th so we are taking Monkey to a dairy farm with a few family members to celebrate both their birthdays. We will have a nice picnic lunch, visit with the animals and finish it off with some ice cream. Monkey actually chose the location. He had three choices - Greenfield Village, Toledo Zoo or Calder's Farm. By picking the farm he really helped me out as I can't walk too far and renting a scooter just costs to darn much.

I've seen two surgeons in the past week. Due to all my spinal problems and the degenerative disk disease further surgery is out of the question. I have to live with all the pain and numbness. On a happy note my recent surgery for another problem was good. I do not have cancer and I'm healing far better than one would expect with three different procedures. I still won't be fully healed for about another six weeks.

Other good news. My niece has graduated from high school. She should have graduated two years ago but I had her held back one year and last year she didn't finish due to some issues with teacher accreditation. Plus the birth of her baby. She will not be going to her ceremony due to moving out of state. She is disappointed but the move is really good for her, her boyfriend and the baby. I wish them luck in their adventures.

Featured Designer Challenge at the Studio

Tonight I made a simple layout for a challenge over at The Studio. I really like how this one turned out. My digital designs are so much different from my paper layouts. I'm really enjoying this process. However, I'll never give up paper.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nut House Scraps

I just joined the Nut House Scraps forum tonight. I joined so I could do some challenges. The first challenge I did was the Use It All. Monkey is of course being silly as usual but that is ok.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lovely Creations

Christin from Lovely Creation is having a give away for the follwoing kit.

Please visit her blog for all the details.  http://mommyandwife2011.blogspot.com/2011/05/win-first-mothers-day-mini-kit.html

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Digidesign Resort Challenge

Just finished my layout for the Digidesign Resort Use It All Challenge. I used a picture of Nick from Oct. '07.

I enjoy doing two challenges at this forum. The progressive scrap (my work always seems to be a hot mess) and the use it all. I'm trying to learn new things and it gives you a couple of days in which to work on each step.

Here is the layout I did last month for the use it all challenge. I'm rather proud of this one.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A-Manda Creation

Amanda from A-Manda Creation is a talented designer who creates some really fun kits. The link to her blog is posted on the right. Amanda gives away limited time freebies. Here current freebie is always worth the time to download. I used her kit Funky Farm to make this lay out.

Winsor Digi-Designs

One of my favorite digital scrapbook blogs is Winsor Digi-Designs. Chelsea is a talented designer who offers her kits on her blog and thru Artscow. Link is on the right. Chelsea offers limited time freebies to co-ordinate with her kits. Her kits are very versable and the freebies are great. Here is a sampling of lay outs I made using her kits. I used her kits Cowboy and Let It Snow (blue).

Friday, May 13, 2011

Dustin Pike

This past week Dustin Pike has been asking people to make cards for 2 very sick little boys. Dylan is 9 and Thomas is 6. Please visit Dustin's blog for all the details. A link to Dustin's blog is on the right.

Here are a few cards I made with Dustin's digital stamps.


I'm new to the blogging world. It seems like no matter where I go people just assume you blog, use FB or Twitter so I thought I'd better get on one of the band wagons. This blog will contain my musings, family life, crafts and links to any blog I enjoy.
Thank you for stopping by. Kim