Friday, May 22, 2015

The Happy Place!

I have not officially announced it yet, but I am now a CT member for WendyP Designs. Her collections are beautiful and I am so flattered she chose me to be a part of her CT. You can find her designs in several places. At MScraps, Scrap Stacks, and Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I have always loved her kits and being a CT member is awesome! Plus, I'm back on the same team with a fellow CT member from Weeds and Wildflowers. It's great to develop friendships with people all over the world.

Without further ado, Wendy's new release this week is The Happy Place. This collection is one of my favorites of hers so far. I love color! and this collection wows you with tons of color and unique elements! You can find it here at Mscraps - you have the choice to purchase the entire bundle collection or pick and choose which items you want. Check it out!







Thursday, May 21, 2015

Yes......I'm Here

I've been a bit MIA on the scrapping front as of late. Life kinda throws you for a loop at times. Seems my life is full of those roller coaster loops. It's all good though.....getting thrown when you least expect it allows you to move forward with a greater understanding, a more grounded footing of how to proceed in a complicated or difficult situation. Life is never black and white, we don't have an instruction booklet to go by. All we can do is rely on our faith. We have to believe and follow what is in our hearts, to know everything has a reason and purpose.

so..........now that I have once again worn my heart on my sleeve on to the few things I have to show you.

MScraps has had a ton of new releases and the 2nd part of the store Collaboration Birdsong is now available for free when you purchase $7.00 or more. This part is only available until May 31st........so you only a short time to grab it.

http://www.mscraps.com/shop/Birdsong-Part-2/

One of the recent new releases is Buttercup Mornings by Designs by HeatherT (Heather Taylor). I saw this kit and loved the color combination of blues, yellows and greens! I love how bright and cheerful it is. The brushes she includes in this kit are stunning!

Keep an eye out on this space, as you'll love to know what other things I have been working on.
Until next time........:-)









Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rush

Lonetta has a beautiful new release at the Digichick. The new kit Rush has deep rich colors and beautiful elements. I love to use these types of kits to create pages highlighting the vintage photos for the family album I'm making. In my view the rich colors really make the black and white photos pop.

Take a look.........this photo is of my mother (on the right) and her sister Velma (on the left). Then keep scrolling down for more news :-)




Don't forget to check out the challenges at the Digichick and also MScraps to rack up your points for free products!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Life is Good!

I haven't posted personal thoughts for a few weeks.......but I can say without a doubt life is getting great. The long cold lonely winter of my soul have tuned into a very bright and colorful spring. I have one person to thank for the sunshine in my heart and he knows who he is.

With a great new job starting at any time (that has been a very long time coming), relocating to a fresh place and spending time with a special someone I can finally say I'm happy. We never know what the future holds, nor do we know how something in the past molds our today.........but I know without a doubt when one door closes another opens. My faith in God is stead fast. He has shown me that there is light after darkness; the light will be brighter and provide more happiness than what the past has been, and any pain you have experienced, will be wiped away and replaced with a great joy.

Life can be complicated .........but one must always remember that patience though the complications makes one stronger; and in time everything will work out as it's meant to be. It just takes positive thinking, understanding, respect, honesty, and resilience. I look forward to the bright days ahead, the new beginnings, new discoveries, and living life as it's meant to be lived.

Love life.....always!














Happy Monday!

I hope all my fellow Mother's had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday. I had a cookout with family and friends and it was a fun day. I ate and drank much more than I should have so it's back on the diet today!

I want to show you a freebie by the Featured Designer Agnesingap over at MScaps. It is only available until May 14th so get it while you can. You can view her facebook page here with the links to the freebie.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Agnesingap-designs/105915822764419

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

It's Still iNSD at MScraps!

I hope you're still keeping up with the NSD sales........they are still happening over at MScraps!!


I created another page using the MScraps May Collaboration Birdsong......again I used both parts and the 2nd part will be available after May 15th. You can get part one of this kit for FREE when you spend $7.00 in the shop. How cool is that! Plus with the daily Flash Sales you can pick up some great kits at a rock bottom price. Spend $3.00 and you'll get the current kit part of the Creativeness is Happiness Kit added to your cart for FREE! Don't you just love getting free stuff - heck who doesn't!

I'm also showcasing one of the Designers over at MScraps...........it's Vesi Designs and she just released the adorable kit Gone Fishin' - how cute .........so keep scrolling down to check it out.

First up is another page using Birdsong .........




Vesi Designs kit Gone Fishin' is fantastic! She has created a kit that is perfect for outdoor photos in so many ways! The floral elements are true to life, her doodle pics and word-art are adorable and the papers are perfect! Check it out.............



Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Birds are Singing!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

I've been super busy working in the yard getting it ready for visitors from China next weekend. I want everything to be perfectly manicured. I have a beautiful new flower bed full of cone flowers. All of the perennials in my other beds are pretty and healthy, my roses are growing like crazy, and the only thing left to do is add more hostas to my shade garden this week. It may be allot of work, but I love the rewards.

I also want to remind you to visit MScraps and grab the flash sales happening this weekend.......plus don't forget, spending $3.00 in the store adds another part of the Craftiness is Happiness Collaboration to your cart for free. When you spend $7.00 the May Collaboration Birdsong (Part 1) is also free! There are so many great kits to choose from in the everyday flash sales, it's easy to add to your digi stash and get the free products!

I want to show you a few pages I've done with the collaborations,,,,both are awesome!!

First up is another Birdsong page..........I love love this kit! The Designers really out did themselves on this one. As I'm a CT I get both parts of the kit at the same time and have used items from each on this page.........the 2nd part of the kit will be available after May 15th - so keep an eye out for the next part in a couple of weeks.



Next up is the Craftiness is Happiness Collaboration. Each part of this kit is available for free when you spend $3.00 in the store. A new part is released everyday. On this page I highlighted my quilting. I have used parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7.











Friday, May 1, 2015

New Stuff for iNSD!

New stuff at The Digichick and My Memories......don't forget to scroll all the way down!

I'm having a terrible time keeping up with everything going on! Lonetta has released her new kit just in time for iNSD and it's so cute! The kit is Happy Go Lucky and it's on sale right now....along with TONS of other items at the Digichick.

The Happy Go Lucky kit is full of a variety of papers and elements that can be used to create any number of pages. My page highlights the floral in the kit (go figure......they are my favorite!). I'm still in the mood to scrap old photos. The one in this page is of my parents before they were married.




Next up is Mel's new kit over at Making Memories..........Beach Holiday is a great kit to create pages highlighting fun times at the beach with the kiddos! Check it out........





Happy (international) Scrapbook Day!!

The weekend is gearing up and wow! what can I say...you'll be visiting all kinds of blog, digi shops to grab the great deals all the awesome designers have for you. I myself am having a hard time keeping up with what is going on in digi land :-)

MScraps has some fantastic deals for you!! Check this out......

For the next 7 days you can get this entire collaboration for free! Each part is being released one at a time......when you spend $3.00 in the store, the part available for that day will be put in your cart.



Today you can get part 1........but wait there is more!


You won't have any problems spending $3.00 because MScraps is also having a daily flash sale! You can add beautiful kits to your stash for next to nothing!! How cool is that!! Head over the MScraps and check out the flash sale........there are way too many products to list here. You will not be disappointed.

The May Collaboration Birdsong is also available and it too is free with purchase! For this just spend $7.00 in the shop and the first part will be added to your cart. Here is the page I created....please note that I used both parts of the kit. The 2nd part will be available after May 15th.




Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Get Ready for INSD!

Are you gearing up for the promotions, freebies and great sales during (International) National Scrapbook Day ?

Well start checking out MScraps because they are going to have a BIG event.....check it out!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Lots of Eye Candy!

I have tons of stuff to show you. I've been playing with kits over at Memory Scraps (MScraps) and having a blast. My CT duties don't really start for a week yet, but I can't help but jump right in!

The April Collaboration Spring Thing at MScraps is oh la la! I love it! So full of bright spring colors and enough papers and elements to create an entire album! PLUS......the 2nd part is FREE with a $10.00 purchase! Check it out..........then keep scrolling down to see the other kits I've been playing with :-)



Next on my list of new goodies is by WendyP Designs - She just released the Market Fresh Bundle and again.... lots of bright colors (which I love) and fun elements. There are so many adorable elements I wanted to use them all on one page! But........I did my best to save some and use on future pages.




I did a bit of browsing of older kits because I wanted to find something for the photos of my grandson at the beach.........and I found this adorable older kit by WendyP Designs called Patriotic Beach.....how cute is this! I love the combination of red, white, and blue intermixed with a beach theme. I have many more pics of Parker (my grandson) on the beach I will be using this kit for.

Check it out........please note that the word art is not in the kit, I created it for this page.





Wednesday, April 22, 2015

This is Going to be Fun!

Starting in May I'm a new CT member over at Memory Scraps!!! YAY - I'm really excited about it!! Can ya tell ?  :-)

Anyway......if you have never visited the site please pop over and see all the awesome designers......check out the forum and join in on the challenges, browse the store and see all the goodies they have. Grab your favorite beverage before you do because there is a TON to see, drool over and of course add to your stash!

I'm on the promotional team and part of my responsibilities will be creating quick pages for the monthly collaborations......yep.......the freebies you love. I'll also be one of the bloggers, so be sure you follow so you don't miss any posts. If you're on Facebook (and who isn't) be sure to Like them as new products, sales, challenges, etc...are posted regularly. The Facebook link is ----- Here

https://www.facebook.com/memory.scraps?fref=ts