Thursday, December 31, 2009

Scrappin' in 09!

A collection of pages made in 2009, looking forward to making many more in 2010! Happy New Year everyone!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Winter Blues

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, I know I certainly did! But now it's time to get back to work... haha, if that's what you want to call it! Here is the preview of my newest kit which is now available to SNA subscribers only!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Santa Baby

Credits: Winter Kisses by Kawouette (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Visit with the Hershey Santa

credits: Old Cottage Add-on by Noshay (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

Last night, a few of my family members and I, traveled to Hershey to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show. Before the show started we stopped by Chocolate World where of course Santa was hanging out. My nephew AJ wanted to go see him but I knew Isabella wouldn't be so crazy about it... we went for it anyway. She sat there giving me that famous go to hell look and I was pretty sure no nice photo was going to come of this until I said, "Smile and then you can get down." All the people standing there laughed but hey, it worked! Look at that beautiful smile and the wonderful pic of these adorable cousins with the Hershey Santa! :)

My Year in Facebook Statuses

I found this very cute... just visit this app over at Facebook and create an instant unique scrapbook page based on your statuses of this past year! Of course, I ended up driving myself nuts because I actually went through every single status to pick them myself and ended up with WAY too many for the page! I always have to make things more difficult than they really need to be!

Monday, December 21, 2009

FREEBIE: Dreaming of a Pink Christmas Alpha

If you have download my Dreaming of a Pink Christmas kit already, I hope you are enjoying it as you prepare for the big day! Can you believe that it is THIS week already?!? As an early gift, visit HERE to visit the Scrap N' Art blog and download this matching alpha:

If you have little boys that you need make holidays pages of, you can also download a blue version of this alpha at the blog. Or if you like to keep things a little more traditional, there is also a good ol' Christmas red version available for download as well! Please enjoy and I hope that all of you who celebrate have a VERY Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Reminder about the December Digi Challenge!

I just want to remind everyone who is reading this about the December Digi Challenge over at Scrap N' Art! Visit HERE for all the details!

Someone Neat for You to Meet!

Have you met my sister-in-law Jenn, yet?!? Well, if you haven't, I suggest you jump on over to her blog Save a Tree - Go Digital, right now! I know you'll love what you find there because she's awesome... and I swear that's not just a bias opinion! Below is a page that she recently made with my Dreaming of a Pink Christmas kit and I love it! I love how she kept it sweet and simple (something I often find very difficult to do!) and her journaling is always fantastic! As I've said a million times before Jenn, thanks for turning me on to this amazing obession! :)

Credits: Danielle's Designs 'Dreaming of a Pink Christmas': paper and elements; Tekton Pro font; Adobe PSCS3

A Mommy's Wishlist

credits: Merry and Bright by Natali Designs (scrapbookgraphics); Playing with Overlays and WA vol 10 by Natali Designs (scrapbookgraphics); edited with PSE6

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Nice Photo with Santa?

credits: Funky Winter, a Digital Crea collab kit; edited with PSE6

Tired of Seeing Pink Yet???

Well, sorry... I'm defintely NOT! I was very happy to come across these pages today made by a great scrapping friend, Pauline! Once again, they are beautiful girl... thanks SO much!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

A little late but better than never! These pics were taken on Thanksgiving Day this year of the kids 'enjoying' their Thanksgiving dinner... I think all they actually ate was the corn! Oh and pie, they ate the pie too... or at least the cool whip off the top of it!

credits: A Magical Autumn by Moi (Digital Crea); Used Alpha by Mimilou (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's Pink Christmas Time!

I really LOVE seeing what people do with my work, it's always amazing to me how we can all come up with such different layouts when given the same pieces to work with. Here are two layouts that have been made with my new Dreaming of a Pink Christmas kit, they are beautiful girls - thanks so much, keep them coming! :)

by Amelia (amelia123, Amelia's Blog)

by Joce (Xguern66)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Angelina Meets Santa!

credits: Dreaming of a Pink Christmas by Danielle's Designs; edited with PSE6

Thought my new kit would work perfectly for Angelina's first Santa visit... love this pic, SO cute!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dreaming of a Pink Christmas: AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!

Over at the Scrap n' Art blog, we have an early Christmas present for you! My new kit, Dreaming of a Pink Christmas, which was orignally only available for SNA subscribers - is now available to EVERYONE!

Click HERE to visit the SNA blog where
you will find the download links!

Monday, December 7, 2009

SNA December Digi Challenge!

Hey everyone, I'm hosting the digi challenge this month over at Scrap N' Art and I would LOVE your support!!! Seeing as though it's the holiday season, I have come up with a wonderful holiday theme for you to work with – I want to see digital scrapbook pages with holiday song lyrics on them! I say 'holiday' because they do not need to be Christmas songs, any holiday celebrated around this time of year is fine (i.e. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the New Year). You may use the lyrics in anyway you like, get creative! You don't need to use the lyrics of the entire song either, you may use just one line if that's what works! Something as simple as "Oh Christmas Tree" or "I'm Dreaming of a White Chritmas" would be perfect!

Need some inspiration? This is a page I made last year of my children meeting Rudolph at a local attraction, Christmas Village. I made a background overlay with the lyrics of the song, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer:

credits: credits: In Christmas Gold Mine by WaterLO Project; Plaisir d'Hiver, a Digital Crea Collab kit (glitter); Dream Sampler by Natali Designs (stars)

Visit the SNA Forum HERE to post your pages by 1/3. A winner will be choosen at random and they will receive a special freebie from me as well as a $5 coupon for Carol Zeitz's shop (a fellow SNA digiscrapper). Hope you have fun with this challenge, can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dreaming of a Pink Christmas Preview

Okay here it is, the completed preview of my new Dreaming of a Pink Christmas kit! It will be available for download sometime next week in the SNA subscriber area so be sure to check back!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

FREEBIE: Dreaming of a Pink Christmas Cluster Frame

I'm proud to present a sneak peek of my newest kit called Dreaming of a Pink Christmas! This is a cluster frame made from the kit which will soon be released at Scrap N' Art. Enjoy and I hope you are all having as much fun as I am getting ready for the holidays! :)

Click HERE to download.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Reminder of Why I LOVE Digital!

So just a little over a month ago I had shared this page:

Well, last night I was looking for pictures of my grandmother for a xmas present I'm working on for her. I remembered that I had used one on this page and went back to get it. To my surprise when I opened the folder, there was a second picture of my Nanny holding Isabella and it was much nicer than the one I had used on this page - Isabella is actually looking at the camera and smiling! I'm not quite sure how I missed this photo since it was right at the beginning of the same folder as the other one but it made me very angry! The problem is easily enough fixed digitally (see below), thank goodness I remembered what editing I did to all the other photos. BUT this is one of the pages that was printed in the photo book I recently ordered! Grrr... I need to order some 4x6 photo prints soon and my plan is to get a photo printed with just the area of the page with the new photo. Maybe I can cut it out and glue it on top of the old page, though it's going to be obvious no matter what I do! I know this probably seems silly to most of you but little things like this bug me big time and after all the time I spent making not just this page but the book itself, I'm majorly bugged right now! Just a reminder of why I love digital - that correction was finished (and flawless) in about 2 minutes!

credits: Moments en Famille by Ange (Digital Crea); ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Pic-a-Plenty by Amanda McGee (ScrapGirls); edited with PSE6

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Someone Special (Revision)

Original Scrap (made 5/22/08)

credits: Blessed Secret by PascaleA (her blog); edited with Paint.NET

Revised Scrap

credits: Sweet Little Candy by Ptitesouris (Digital Crea); Father Wordart by Avdesigns (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

Monday, November 23, 2009

Gray Family Christmas 2009

So we got our annual Christmas photos taken yesterday morning and I just couldn't wait to scrap them, obviously! The kids were their usual uncooperative selves which I know is hard to imagine by the sweet faces you see here - just thank goodness for stuffed kitties and tennis balls... and grown men who aren't afraid to get down on their hands and knees and make children giggle! :)

credits: Golden December by Choubinette (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6
additional credits for second page only: 6 Word Art in English by Sev Designs (Digital Crea)

Another Old Fashioned Christmas QP!

Wow, I really love this QP... just what you need for your Santa pics! Click HERE to download for free from the SNA blog! :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Revision Time - Real Men Wear Pink!

So I when I just went through all my pages, I picked out a few that I really wanted to revise. Here is the first one - I originally scrapped this pic way back in April of 08, my first month of scrapping... it almost pains me to look at it now!

credits: Scrapbook Flair Freebies & Software

And here is the revision that I made today... much better! :)

credits: Cute as a Monster by Choukette (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

The journaling reads: One night when mommy went to get you ready for bed, I realized that you didn’t have anymore clean pajamas! It was a cold winter night and I couldn’t let you sleep naked. Instead, I dug out an old pair of your sister’s pajamas. You looked very excited to be wearing them at the time. If anyone ever asks, just tell them - real men wear pink!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Angelina at Five Months

After that last post I decided I needed to make a page, I was jonesing! So here is little Angelina's newest monthly installment… I know I always say this but it’s true every time - she’s getting way too big, almost halfway there baby girl!

credits: Growing Up by Ange (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

Danielle's Designs on Facebook

So yeah... things have been a little quiet over here haven't they?!? That's just because I've been working on my new Facebook fan page! No, I'm not really all that into myself that I think I need fans... I just actually found it to be a great way to motivate myself to go through all the pages I've ever made and get them in order! So, that's what I've been doing all week and I'm just about finished. If you are interested in joining my fan page, simple click HERE! :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Trick-or-Treating 2009 #2

credits: Don't Be Afraid by Mlle Heloise; edited with PSE6

You know, last year I felt like I couldn't find a single nice, cute Halloween kit. Now this year, I feel overwhelmed with them! So, here's Isabella doing the trick-or-treat thing! They both had such a great time once they realized what was going on!

Monday, November 9, 2009

SNA is on Facebook!

Be sure to become a fan of Scrap n' Art on Facebook and you may be the next winner! There will be several posts per day full of exclusive information, prizes and goodies! If you are already a Facebook member simply click HERE to become a fan today! :)

FREEBIE: Old Fashioned Christmas QP 2

What an awesome card this is, thanks so much Helen! Click HERE to visit the SNA blog and download this QP! :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

My Life is Complete!

credits: You Make Me Feel by Choukette (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

FREEBIE: Fall Delight QP

Introducing my newest kit - Fall Delight! The entire kit is only available for free to those who are current Scrap n' Art subscribers. However, below is a QP that I made with this kit that is available to anyone... although EVERYONE should be a SNA subscriber! ;) Please enjoy!

Click HERE to download the QP.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Trick-or-Treating 2009

credits: Boo to You by Choukette (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

So yes, Gavin had much more fun being Dopey when it came time to get some candy! :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

FREEBIE: Old Fashioned Christmas QP

Click HERE to visit the SNA Blog and download this awesome QP made from the collab kit shown below!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Scrap n' Art Nov/Dec Issue!

I'm so excited that the Nov/Dec issue of Scrap n' Art is now available for download - this is my first appearance in the magazine as a member of the digital creative team! Also in this issue, is my first collab kit - An Old Fashioned Christmas! Check out my contribution below, as well as the preview for the complete kit... the collab kit is only available for SNA subscribers so if you're not one, I highly suggest you change that ASAP by clicking HERE! :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Scrap n’Art Digital CT Call!

Scrap n' Art is looking for ONE more person to add to our digital team - someone who loves to play with kits, create layouts and quickpages, etc. Could it be YOU?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Brother & Sister

credits: The True Romance by Loloden (DigitalCrea); Family Sentiments Words by Avdesigns (DigitalCrea); edited with PSE6

I originally scrapped this photo over a year ago (see below) but was never happy with it. When I came across the same quote that I used back then in a new wordart pack I just bought, I was inspired to try it again... and I am MUCH happier with this result! This is one of my fav pics of the kids together! :)

See - nothing too special at all! Guess I wasn't feeling very creative that day!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Angelina's First Halloween!

credits: Happily Ever AfterZ: Neverland by Dede Smith (3 Scrapateers); edited with PSE6

credits: Scary Boo by Edeline Designs (After Five Designs); edited with PSE6

credits: Mysterious Melancholy by After Five Designs; edited with PSE6