Friday, June 27, 2008

Focus on Sunset Garden

Today I'm going to focus on my Sunset Garden kit. Mainly because my CT ladies have completed quite a few layouts using this kit. For this kit I tried to do something a little different while still staying myself. I love bold colors, but mainly I use them for boy kits. This is definately a feminine kit, but I needed it to be bold. Also I completely themed it around flowers. I like flowers, and I normally have a couple of flowers in all of my kits, but I wanted/needed to do more with this one. Also, this is my first time experimenting with stickers. So, it was a step forward for me.

Now, let's get to the layouts:

Gabrielle (nov05mama)



Christine (alamama)







Heather (haynay)


Wow! Those were great. Keeping along with my Sunset Garden Theme for today, I'm going to give you guys a freebie as well. Yay! I was working on this last night and just couldn't make up my mind. Did I want to give out a Template or a Quick Page, so I decided on both. I put together a cute little cluster template and made a Quick Page using my Sunset Garden Kit and the template itself. Enjoy!


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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Look at These

My new CT is just the absolute best. Everytime I turn around they have something new for me. So today I have some more layouts for you guys to take a peak at. These are also some of my older kits.

Being Bold



Spoken Softly:

Gabriele (nov05mama)




My Little Tomboy:




Aren't they just the greatest? Okay, I also wanted to let you guys know that I am busy working on my next couple of kits and hope to have them in the shop next week. I also needed to let you know that I'm going to be really, really busy at my other job so I might not be around as often as usual. This shouldn't last more than a couple of weeks. I hope. But I can never fully stay away from scrappin, so you may catch with in between times.

As always, have fun!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Layout Beginnings

Considering the fact that my new CT is only a few days old, they have done amazingly well with their layouts. I have enough to post well into next week. It's absolutely great. I'm so glad that they are liking my designs and are actually excited about working with them. Today I'm going to post of few of them for you to look at and I'll continue this for the rest of the week. Thank you ladies for all your hard work!


By Linz:


Gabrielle (nov05mama)


Hopeful Wishes:



Gabrielle (nov05mama)




Christine (alamama)


Today I wanted to focus on a couple of my older kits. I didn't remember posting any layouts that I completed myself, so I wanted you all to catch a glimpse of them again.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Members of My CT

Well, the call is finally over and I now have seven new members to my CT. I know that I had only intended on four, but so many good scrappers applied that it was hard to settle for just four. So I have seven!

Creative Team Flyer

Of course on my CT there is also Linz and Tater who were both on my original CT. They have graciously agreed to stay on as my CT Leaders. I don't know how I would've gotten through this call without them.

These ladies have also started working on their layouts. I caught a glimpse of some of them at the ScrapMatters' Gallery today. I'll start posting these layouts tomorrow. I wanted today just to be about them. Please everyone, help me make them feel welcome. I'm so glad to have all of you as a part of my team.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Last Day of CT Call

It's finally here. Today is the last day to put in your application to my CT Call. This call has been such a surprise, simply in the amount of applicants I received and the talent out there. This has been a very difficult time for both me and my CT Leaders. But sometime in the next few days I will be contacting everyone who applied to let them know if they have made it onto my CT or not. Unfortunately I am not able to put everyone who applied onto my CT no matter how much I want to. For those of you who don't make it please don't get discouraged. Keep doing what makes you happy.

Now, in other news. I have a couple of new kits that I have completed. They are both full size kits. I know that I usually release a full size kit and a mini kit together, but once I started working on these two I just couldn't stop at a mini. Keep a look out for them. I'll be sure to post when they are available.

I have a small little freebie for you today as well. I was experimenting with differnt color combinations to see how well they would work together. This is one of those experiments. I think I like the colors together, but some of them are so bright. Let me know what you think. You never know, a full size kit could come out of this.


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This is an edit to my blog entry for today. My new kits were actually placed in the store this afternoon and I wanted to go ahead and add it to this same post. My Sunset Garden kit was a very difficult kit for me just because of the colors. It took me an entire month to get the kit just right. I hope you all like it. And if you stop by the ScrapMatters store take a look at all our new products. We've got some new designers and a bunch of new products to play with. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend. I'm planning on enjoying mine. I also forgot to mention that tomorrow is my birthday, so you probably won't hear from me until next week.



Thursday, June 12, 2008

Still Looking

Everyone, don't forget that I'm still looking for new members for my Creative Team. This time I have had the help of my two CT Leaders and it has made the entire decision process much easier. Most likely I'll be able to announce my new team not long after the Call Deadline. So if you're interested don't forget to apply. Thank you to all of those who have already applied.

Yesterday I did the Words for Wednesday blog entry on the ScrapMatters Team Blog. I also issued a journaling challenge. It's just a small challenge that I thought up at the last minute. But for all those who participate you get a free link to my Spoken Softly Mini Kit. It's very easy, you just complete a journaling layout in which you write a note to someone. For more details head on over to the ScrapMatters blog. The link is over to the right.

I also realized that I have not yet given out a freebie this week. I usually try to have one of Monday or Tuesday of each week, but I just forgot. Things have been kind of crazy with the children being out of school. No more homework and a lot of playing around. Give me a few days to get used to it. But I do have a freebie for you today. This time I am offering a paper pack. Enjoy!


Friday, June 6, 2008

Giddy in the Store

I've got a couple of new kits available in the store today. I know that this release is coming real soon after the last release I had in the store, but there are some things going on behind the scenes and it was just for the best for it to be released early. I actually don't have anymore completed projects just yet, so it may be a while before you see something new. It should be more than a couple of weeks though. I do have some ideas floating around in my head. The next thing you should probably keep an eye out for is the next installment of the Alpha Name Series. It's time for the B's. Anyway, here is what I have in the store.



Also, don't forget that I'm looking for a few new members to add to my Creative Team. I've already gotten some applications in and they have been great, but I'm still looking for more. I know there's a lot of great talent out there.

CT Call

I've been going through my computer these last couple of days trying to organize my space. It has gotten awfully crowded real quickly. While cleaning out some folders I realized that I haven't given away any templates lately. I haven't had any new templates in the store yet either. So, I'm going to work on that. But I did find a couple of templates saved already that I would like to share with you now. Unfortunately they are only in PSD format. Sorry about that. I'll eventually release my templates with png files as well, but haven't gotten around to that yet.



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Some of you might recognize this second template from a layout I completed of my son.


Everyone have a great weekend and be careful. There has been so many sad events pictured on the news lately. It's summer break now and the kids are everywhere trying to have a good time. You can never be too cautious.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Minor Changes

Some of you may have noticed that I have expired some of my blog freebies. I know that I normally leave my freebies up for a long time, but my 4shared account is getting very crowded. I had to free up some space so the freebies kind of suffered. Sorry. I not only keep my freebies on the account, but my store kits are there as well. This way they are assessible to my CT and also it's easier for me to use them as giveaways. I do plan to upgrade some more in the future and have even more space, but for right now I'm keeping it as it is. Also, the freebies that were still active on my old blog has also expired. I do plan on offering freebies on a regular basis, so don't look as this as missing out on some goodies. There are still plenty more to come.

Much Too Short

My weekend was just too short to please me this week. It was like there was so much going on. My brother had his graduation on Saturday. I haven't had a chance to look at the photos that I took so I don't have anything to show you there. My mom bought me a new camera a couple of weeks ago. I'm so happy with it. I'm learning how to use the manual settings. It was an early birthday present. I got to pick it out and everything. It's counting as my birthday and Christmas present from my mom. It also probably counts as my birthday and maybe Christmas of next year. It's not as SLR eventhough I do eventually want one, but it was the closest to it that I could find. I'll try to remember to get a pic of if for you.

Graduation went well. It was a huge class, about 250. I remember my nephew graduation last year. There was only 68 in the graduating class. Such a huge difference, of course they are different schools. My nephew is from a small town school and my brother in the city. We only got 10 tickets so it was hard to decide who got to go. I went and so did my daughter. My husband didn't go because he worked the night before and only got home a couple of hours before I left for the ceremony. My son didn't go because he spent the weekend with his father. So I took my little girl and met the rest of my family there. The actual ceremony was short, but the walking of all those students was so long. We left a little early to miss the traffic of everyone trying to leave at the same time.

I did some reading this weekend as well. I don't have the time to read as much as I like to anymore. I went to my favorite used book store and traded in some of the books that I had. It allowed me to purchase another bag of books. I'm trying some new authors. I may have found a new favorite. We'll see.
I did a little work for the store. I have a couple of new kits that you may see real soon. And I also completed a freebie. Enjoy!

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I've changed my 4shared account. I think you'll all be pleased with the new process. I had received an email letting me know that a porn sit was being linked from my downloads because apparently they use the same initials as me. That was a huge no no. So I upgraded to a paid 4shared and now you no longer see any ads for anything. You go straigt to the file. But also due to this you are no longer able to leave comments, but if you like you may leave them here on the blog. I would love hearing from you.