Friday, December 11, 2009

Bloom Box.....

Hey everyone! I have a cute new project today and the best part is, there is a TUTORIAL for it!! I made a tut for this but you have to head over to Kelleigh's blog and she'll tell you where to check it out! It's called a mini bloom box and I used the template by Kelleigh Ratzlaff! She really does amazing work! Plus, her templates are so much fun to work with! Here is my box.....

Thursday, December 10, 2009

SS tonight!!!!

Hey everyone!! I'm hosting a SS tonight over at GingerScraps!!! Be there at 11pm Central for lots of fun!!Photobucket

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Kit!!

Char of Wyld Web Designs has a great new mini kit out called "Forest Fairy Frolic" and it is SUPER cute!!! Here is the LO I made using it. You can buy it at Gingerscraps now or at Daydreamer Designworks on Friday!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Advent Calendar!

I am never satisfied with the advent calendars they sell at the stores so I decided to make my own this year! It's made out of a mini muffin tin and of course digital scrapbooking supplies as well as some ribbon, buttons, twin, etc. I put magnets on the back so I can reuse for next year! I plan on filling it with candy and some fun festive activities!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Don't forget!!

Don't forget about the Jolly Mom's HP TouchSmart 600 giveaway!!! You could win this awesome computer for FREE! What a present that could be for the holidays! Check out this sweet computer here! Photobucket

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Enter to win!

I had to share this with you all! You have a chance to enter to win an HP Touchsmart 600 computer! Jolly Mom will be doing this giveaway starting Monday November 23. Now, you can wait until then to go check it out but why?! If you go now you can get extra entries by blogging about it and adding a to your blog or website! I've posted mine! Go check it out here Photobucket

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


GingerScraps is having a designer call!! She is looking for more awesome designers to join the team! You can get all the juicy details here! The Designers and Store CT (that would include me) will vote on who makes it! So, go and enter!!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hybrid Ornament!

Kelleigh is doing 30 ornaments in 30 days to show you all how you can make some awesome hybrid projects just in time for the holidays! These will make great gifts or even decor for your house! I used the Perfect Pumpkin Template by Kelleigh. Paper used is by Kelley Mickus from her Nov Grab Bag. I just placed the paper over the template and printed it out on regular matte photo paper. I cut out the template and assembled it. The only tricky part was stringing the large beads through the ornament. I made a slit in the bottom of the template and gently glided it all the way through to the top. That was honestly the hardest part! hehe! So, once it was assemebled and all the edges were glued together, I adorned it with some pretty jewels and a nice big fat ribbon on top! I can't wait to put this on my Christmas tree! I hope you enjoyed this cute little project! Stay tuned for some awesome new things to come and some more awesome ornament ideas! Photobucket

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Page!

I am finally getting around to scrapping my daughter's 3rd birthday! Credits: Newlife's Dreams kit Make a Wish Font: Ali's Hand Journaling: Daddy had to work on your 3rd birthday so Mommy bought a cake for you and sang to you and we had a little celebration here. Just the two of us girls! I took you out to lunch at Apple- bees and then we came home to unwrap your gifts! We played in the yard and tested out your new slip n slide. After that Mommy let you pout makeup on me and on yourself! We painted our nails and did our hair.... it was so much fun! We ended out night with popcorn and a movie. You were exhausted when the day was over! Photobucket

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Blog Hop!!!

Kelleigh is giving away another template to one lucky person who leaves a nice comment on her blog! She makes amazing templates!! So, here is my latest project using her Drop Box Ornament!
Now hop on over to the other blogs and leave them some love and don't forget to stop by Kelleighs blog last to leave a comment for a chance to win a FREE template!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tree stand!

Check out this adorable little tree stand I made using Kelleigh Ratzlaff's Terrific Tree Template! I used the kit Whoville by Gingerscraps... isn't it cute?! Photobucket

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Kit!!

I'm here again to showcase another new kit by Graham Like the Cracker! It's called An Orchard Harvest and is available at Gingerscraps today! It is filled with the beauty of fall and some awesome elements too! Photobucket

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Kit!!

Wyld Web Designs has an adorable, perfect new kit out called "Mommy's Little Stinker" and let me tell you, it's TOO CUTE!! I had so much fun making a LO with it! LOL Head on over to GingerScraps or Daydreamer Designworks to buy it!! Photobucket

Movers and Shakers!

Jen is releasing her Movers and Shakers kit at GingerScraps today!!! It's such a cute kit with many possibilities! Go and check it out! Photobucket

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Page

My daughter was playing in the mud digging for worms and I caught these pictures of her face after she was finished! She was SO SO dirty!!
Autumn Splendor by Newlife's Dreams
Font- Pea Allison
Seventies photo action by Pioneer Woman

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Kit!!

Wyld Web Designs and Karen Lewis Designs have an awesome new collab out called Giggly Shop Hop! It's so cutesy and is perfect for any little girl! I had a blast making this layout with the kit and had just the perfect photos to go with it! It's available now at Daydreamer Designworks! Photobucket

Speed Scrap!

Hi guys! I'm hosting a SS tonight at GingerScraps!! It's going to be at 11pm Central. If you come and participate you will get this rockin' participation prize! It coordinates with Wyld Web Designs kit All Hallows Eve! Don't miss out! See ya there :) Photobucket

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sweet and Thankful

This months freebie from SPD is by Silversword71 and this little mini is just too cute! It's called "Thankful" and is available here.

Credits: Silversword71 kit Thankful Freebie and I used obsidian dawn brushes and blended them with the papers in the kit.

Journaling:Your first Thanksgiving was spent at my friend Lisa’s house in Germany. All of our husbands were goneon deployment and we had each other to get us through! Aurora and all her kids came as welland we all had so much fun. The food was greatand we had many laughs together! You weregetting a little fusy so I decided to go aheadand feed you some carrots. You loved them but you loved the turkey leg more!! Sweet as Candy! Credits:Cotton Candy byMKDesigns Blue frame by Kristen Aagard CoffeeShop Photo Action in Pink Glow Photobucket

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Light Box!!

I've always wondered how some people got awesome pictures with a white background and awesome detail. After much searching and reading different tutorials this is what I came up with! It's not the prettiest thing but it works! You can read over my favorite tutorial here. I happened to have a box lying around that was the perfect size to make this light box. (perks of being a Sam's Club member!) So how much did this thing cost me? .37 cents! The poster board was the only thing I had to buy. All I did was cut 3 sides of the box out. The two sides and front.

Then I cut the poster board to the correct size so I could fit it from the bottom of the box all the way to the top. I wrapped the remainder of the poster board and taped it to the back to secure it. Now if you have a white t-shirt or tank top lying around go get it! I stole one of my hubby's undershirts and cut it up. I taped a piece of it to either side of the box to allow a little bit of light to show through but to also keep the brightness. Secure them with tape and voila! You have a cheap light box that works magic! If you have a desk light that swivels, you can use that by putting it directly on top of the box so it's shining in from the top.

I usually take my photos during the day because I think sunlight is the best light. I hardly ever use my flash unless I absolutely have to! To get a great picture just hold your camera very steady or use a tripod if you have one. Once you have some pictures you like you can always touch them up in photoshop. I hope this helps! It's super easy, cheap, and works wonders!!!

And here are some pictures I've taken using the lightbox. See the difference it makes?!

All the images were made using templates by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs Photobucket