Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Punny Valentine: New collab from Sir Scrapalot Designs and Wild Dandelion Designs

And it's so much fun to work with! Just love it. Here it is.

This page came together so quickly and easily I was amazed. It normally takes me forever to complete a layout but I had this one finished in under an hour!

Sir Scrapalot also released these awesome tickets, perfect for project 365.
I used one of the tickets along with My Punny Valentine for this weeks template challenge at Polka Dot Plum. Here's my layout.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Releases at Inspiration Lane Jan. 9

We're finally getting back into our normal routine after the holidays. I actually got a chance to scrap a bit this past week and wanted to share some of the new releases at IL. If you want to see all of the new releases click here.

First up a new kit from Inspired by Dominic Designs. Lots of aqaurium elements here but a few birthday items too so it's perfect if you have a fish themed birthday or a birthday at the local aquarium.

I have been wanting to scrap this story about the giant gourami at the Shedd Aquarium from a recent visit. This was such a great kit for that background paper!

Next is a kit from Anja.J Designs. Love the gorgeous colors here.
I really love the idea of scrapping recipes and when I saw this kit I knew what I wanted to do with it. I really need to start taking more pictures of the food I cook because I think a collection of these types of pages would make a great scrapbook to pass down to my DD.

Also check out this cool alpha set from Designs by Jen Yurko.

Isn't it fabulous? I also used the other new It's a Colorful Life releases from this week to create this page.

To see all the fantastic products in this series click here. I just love it and can't wait to see what else she has in store for us!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sweet Sugar Love

Sir Scrapalot Designs had another new release this past week that I finally had time to play with yesterday. Here's the kit.

Here's a layout I did with it. Love all the great patterened papers Aaron has included plus some pretty cool embellishments to top it all off.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Perfect Project 365 frames from Sir Scrapalot Designs

Aaron (aka Sir Scrapalot) has just released these awesome new frames today at Polka Dot Plum.

They are perfect to keep track of your project 365 photos or to frame a photo on a layout when you want to include just a little bit of info with the photo.

Here's a layout I did of my DD and me when we went to watch a Christmas Light display this past December.

These frames are available in so many different sizes - they are so versatile!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January Challenges at Inspiration Lane

I know these are being posted a little later than usual but with the holidays I didn't have my layouts ready to go on the first. I have made one change with the Scrapping the Everyday challenge and have changed it from a twice a month challenge to a monthly challenge to give everyone more time to create their layouts.

One thing that I did with these challenges was to use project 365 friendly items. Designs by Jen Yurko has a new series of products out called It's a Colorful Life. Check out these fun items.

I used these three products for the quote challenge (aren't those brackets awesome?).

For the Scrapping the Everyday challenge I used products from 3 different IL designers. First I decided on this template set from Sarah Morgan Designs (perfect for weekly 365 pages).

I also chose this wordart set from Dielle the way they look!

And last I used this page kit by Anja.J. I absolutely love the colors in the kit.

The challenge is to create a 2009 in review page. Here's what I came up with.

If you want to participate in these challenges (and more) check out the challenges forum at IL. By participating in challenges you can win points toward $$ to spend in the IL boutique. I really hope these challenges inspire you and I can't wait to see your layouts!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Back home after the holidays.

I was lucky enough to get to go to parents and spend the holidays with my family. We just got back over the weekend and I was looking through my galleries and realized that I missed posting a layout that I did just before Christmas so I thought I'd share it today as a way to start getting back in the swing of things.

First off I want to show you the absolutely gorgeous kit I used to create it.

I'm a huge fan of Rachael's kits and love that she always packs them full of so many great elements. This was such a fun kit to work with!

And now for my layout. This was a photo we took of my daughter when she was an itty bitty thing for a gift for my inlaws. I fell in love with this piece of patterned paper and just had to use it.

Hopefully now that January is here I'll be able to start posting my layouts regularly again. See you later this week!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sugar Cookies

Baking and decorating sugar cookies is one of the holiday treats that we did when we were kids. I can remember my mom having all the neighborhood kids over to help bake and decorate (and of course eat the icing). My daughter and I bake and decorate sugar cookies each year.

For the new Scrapping the Everyday challenge at Inspiration Lane I decided to scrap the recipe for sugar cookies that my mom uses.

I used the gorgeous collab kit Mayhem and Mistletoe from the Inspiration Lane Design Team.

Here's my page for the challenge to scrap a recipe. This is the first time I've ever done a recipe page and I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. Some day I would love to do a whole book of scrapped recipes.