Thursday, August 27, 2009

Summer 2009

credits: Piece of Paradise by Maelia Designs (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

FREEBIE: Label It! Vol 3


I think this will be the end of the Label It! Series, hope you have enjoyed these freebies. Did you miss one? Visit the links below!

Monday, August 24, 2009

FREEBIE: Everyone Smiles Word Art

(author of quote unknown; Angelina and Tempus Sans fonts used)

My Layout
credits: Wait for the Sunrise by Fanette (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

This was the first time I caught this little cutie's smile on camera so of course I had to scrap it asap! I actually came across this quote yesterday and thought it would go perfect here, Angelina and I may not be able to 'talk' to each other just yet but we both understand what a smile means! :)

One Year Later

credits: Wait for the Sunrise by Fanette (Digital Crea); Artsy Photo Masks Vol1 by Kasia Designs (Shabby Pickle); edited with PSE6

It's hard to believe that last year at this time, I didn't even have the time to scrap because I was too busy planning our wedding! One year of marriage later (five and half years together total) and we're still just has happy! :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Dollhouse

credits: A Day in the Garden by Maelia Designs and Fanette (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

As the journaling explains... My grandfather made this dollhouse for me when I was 5 years old. When we moved into our new house, I decided it was time to pass it on to Isabella - only 20 years later! My grandfather passed away from lung cancer in November of 2004, so he never got the chance to meet my children. With their little spunky attitudes, we all know he would have just LOVED them! And seeing Isabella play with this dollhouse would have just made his heart glow! It really means a lot to me to see how much she really loves playing with it.

My original idea when starting this page was to use a photo of myself when I received the dollhouse. After trying many different layouts, I just couldn't decide on something I liked. Below was the closest I got. I decided I'd post that too since I put so much effort into it before just giving up and removing the photo all together!

credits: A Day in the Garden by Maelia Designs and Fanette (Digital Crea); Shabby Pickle Frames by Laura Deacetis (Shabby Pickle); edited with PSE6

Angelina at Two Months

credits: Fairies of Lotus Lake by Maelia Designs (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

FREEBIE: Label It!


Gavin's First Haircut

credits: So Funky by Chriscrap (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

I was a little sad to say goodbye to Gavin's curls but it was time. I know he doesn't look too happy here but he was actually really well behaved for his first haircut! And can you believe that I forgot my camera?!? So this photo is from my phone which made it a little hard to work with... grrr... silly old mommy, as Isabella would say!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Simple Beauty

credits: Perfect Pair by Kasia Designs (Shabby Pickle); Perfect Journaling by Ange (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

Probably the most simple page I've ever done... but what more do you need with a photo like that?!?

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Perfect Pair!

credits: Perfect Pair by Kasia Designs; edited with PSE6

Lauren in my husband's cousin and Dave is actually our mortgage guy (and his brother was our realtor too!)... they were married this past Friday and everything was just absolutely beautiful! I'm sure I won't be able to resist making a few more pages for them!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Boy Thing

credits: A l'abordage by Kawouette (Digital Crea); Elegant Word Art by Bethany (; edited with PSE6

Gavin and his cousin AJ goofing around on the Fourth of July... just love this pic! I picked up this kit at Digital Crea awhile ago as soon as I saw it, I hate that boy themed kits are so hard to find!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gavin and the Swamp Symphony

credits: Hoppin' Frog Jamboree by Lorie Davison (DAM, Aug 09); edited with PSE6

Refer to the previous post to see how I created the reflection! :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Little Beauty

credits: Pink Paradise by PtiteSouris (Digital Crea); Perfect Journaling by Ange (Digital Crea); editing done with PSE6

What a little diva, right?!? For the past couple weeks, the only thing this girl wants to wear is her princess outfits... and she wears them everywhere, including outdoors to go play which is why she has her glasses on here, she just cracks me up!

How I created the reflection: Obviously, the first thing I did was extract my image. Next, I duplicated the image and flipped it vertically. I then 'transformed' the flipped image by holding down the CTRL key, clicking on the lower left corner and dragging it to the left. Finally, I blended the flipped photo onto the background. In this case, I actually used two layers for the blending. I first used overlay which I liked but because I had such a light background, it was a little difficult to see. So I made a second layer of the image on top of that, left it normal and reduced the opacity to 10%. As I always say, blending takes a lot of trial and error in every project and it may not work for you the same way it worked for me!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Summer Lovin'

credits: Air Marin by Galiscrap (Digital Crea); template by Kawouette (Digital Crea); "Summer" by Kathy Winter's Designs (; edited with PSE6

Finally, my children have a backyard of their own to play in whenever they want and they LOVE it! And I think that's pretty obvious from these pics which were taken while they played in their little blow up pool our first week here!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Our New Rooms!

credits: Pour Toi by Moi (Digital Crea); editing done with PSE6

Finally, time for some scraps of the new house! Journaling reads: The move to the new house was not a problem for you at all. On the first night, you were so excited about your new princess room that you climbed right into bed and fell fast asleep without making a peep!

credits: Pour Toi by Moi (colors edited - Digital Crea); editing done with PSE6

Journaling reads: This wasn’t only your first night in our new house but it was also your first night in a big boy bed & your first night without your big sister in the same room as you. No wonder you stood at your door & cried for about 30 minutes. When I heard the crying stop, I came in & found you sound asleep just like this. No worries... by night #3, you had it down like a pro!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Check Out The French Frog!

The French Frog is a new scrapbooking website which is similar to Digital Crea... so of course, I love it already! Visit now for their grand opening specials: