Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Gracias Card Set

Set of cards I made with precut die cut card front pieces from
Cards In An Instant by Me and My Big Ideas.

Decorative background papers, Die Cuts With A View paper stack.

I colored in behind the letters on the orange piece of card stock with a wide chisel point Sharpie marker so the letters would "pop".  The first one I made, I tried to make them look like sketchy, scribbly letters with a thin tipped marker, but wasn't happy with the way it turned out, so solid black they are.

They are being donated to Operation Write Home in my final box of cards going out this weekend.
They are also being entered in the final Our Daily Bread Designs challenge at Operation Write Home:Thank You cards. I have several different Thank You cards that I made to donate that I still need to post, look for them over the next few days.

Thanks for looking =)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Smiling Fish Scrapbook Page

Oh what a cute new kit by JMC Designs at Scraps-N-Pieces.com! As soon as I saw this fish with the big grin embellishment, I knew what photo I wanted to scrap with it. I didn't even notice the fish swim in between the kids (photobombed by a fish before photobombing was really even a thing!) when I took the photo, but seeing it afterwards, one of the few memorable, awesome photos I have.

All papers and embellishments (several have been reduced in size) used were in the Bits N Pieces Enjoying The Summer kits. There are several kits to choose from: 2 paper packs, 2 embellishment packs and 3 different alphabets. Each are just $1 through July 7th !

This is my own crazy (busy!!!) layout.

Word art was easily created in the My Memories Suite V6 software.

Thanks for looking =)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Flood Digi Scrap Pages - Anything But A Card July Challenge

It's the first Sunday of July 
(already !??! the year is half over?)
which means it is time for a new challenge at
This months theme is 
Anything Goes !

With the recent record setting flood we had,
we are still flooding actually,
I decided to make digi scrap pages with 
some of the photos I took..

I haven't been hanging out in my craft dungeon much
anyway, other than to try to pack some things up
in case I needed to move them.
There were some other things going on
(you know how life is) the past month
that also kept me from crafting much of anything.

I did, however, take several photos during the flood.
The water has receded quite a bit,
but we are still in flood.
With more heavy rains on the way this week,
we may see a rise in the water levels again.
The rain, so long as it isn't too much to cause problems,
will be helpful in washing away the stinky remains

Photos and digital scrapbook software
on my laptop computer = 
my anything goes project
plus a mini tutorial !

I made a sort of paper punch digital page,
using Shapes (triangles) in the software that I altered
to make the sun rays. I paper filled them with a gingham 
patterned paper to match the circle sun.

The waves were an experiment that I am happy to say
turned out pretty well ! 
They are also made from punches (circles) in the software
as well as a large square, all of which were paper filled
to match. They were laid on top of the background paper.
See the graphic below

Thanks for looking and be sure to check the Anything But A Card blog each Sunday
for more inspiring ideas shared by the design team. Should you decide to join us,
be sure to read the few easy to follow rules posted here before creating and sharing your project.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth Of July

Wishing my American friends a 
Happy and Safe Independence Day !

Photos taken at our local 
Fourth of July celebration last night
(yes, it was on the 3rd!).

Digital scrapbook page is a "quick page"
from the My Memories suite V5 software.
Red, White and Boom kit by jsscraps. 
All I had to do was pick out one of the 
six premade album pages and insert my photos,
soooo fast and simple ! 

Friday, July 3, 2015

JMC Designs - digi kits released

I'm sharing this post from Jodi at JMC Designs


Full House - New Release plus BBQ and Fireworks Re-release both 40 % off until July 10th in my SNP Store and FREEBIES - REMEMBER I ALWAYS INCLUDE THE CARDSTOCK IN MY KITS FOR FREE! I am also including FREE Wordart!

Have you moved into a new home, your first home or apartment, then this fun kit is for you! It is also great to scrap just about anything - as you will see with the layouts that my amazing CT members have made along with a few I made. A few of my CT also made freebies for you to pick up on there blogs...

Look what you can do with this kit:


she also has this freebie on her site for you


here is a freebie from Heather also you can pick up on her blog


here is a freebie from Beth


Here is a freebie from Tonje


I used this kit to make a cute Siggy

As you can see with the layouts I made you can scrap just about anything with this kit.

BBQ and Fireworks - Rerelease

Fun kit you can scrap your BBQ pictures or your firework picture or both - every year we have a BBQ and we watch and shot our own fireworks, usually with family and friends. So I made this kit to go with all those pictures:


Beth has a freebie for you on her blog


Enjoy and thank you for stopping by!