Friday, December 29, 2006

Here are the last two pages of the album to be released on Tuesday! Both of these pages are made with my Snowflake Spectacular and Toasty Toes kits with help from TNChick. Oddly enough, both pictures are from back in October, not from all the current snow. :)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

I made up these little templates this afternoon for someone and thought I'd share them here too! It is just arc text paths so you can make your text curved. This download has expired.
I have been so productive this morning and last night! Granted these are all quickpages, but I made some of them yesterday too! :)

Here's me at 2-1/2 on Christmas Day getting a toy truck which was one of my favorite things! This is a QP from my Honk Honk! Album that TNChick helped me out with.
This page I made with my Cozy Blooms kit and it's add on to give away as a prize in this week's scraplift challenge at Digital Freebies.
Silly Maddie making a face! This is one of the pages the TNChick made with my Snowflake Spectacular kit and it (and the following pages + some more) will be part of an album released next week.
Cayley and I made a snow penguin yesterday! This page was also made by TNChick with my Toasty Toes and Snowflake Spectacular kits.
Cayley making a snowball. I actually made this page using my Toasty Toes and Snowflake Spectacular kits.
Cayley sliding down her jungle gym made of snow on Christmas Day. This page was also made by TNChick with my Toasty Toes and Snowflake Spectacular kits.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

I'm so happy to release Toasty Toes today! I started it a month ago and just kept adding and adding to it. Those who played along in Gotta Pixel's round of Winter Bingo already got a little sampler of it. :) I have so many snow pictures from last week's blizzard, I can't wait to scrap with it and my Snowflake Spectacular kit (which convieniently coordinate).

In a special arrangment one of the creative team members at Gotta Pixel has agreed to help me out with making quickpages! Our first collaborative effort is the Honk Honk! Album, created using my Honk Honk! kit!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas to all! Look at the sale Digital Freebies is having!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Another Christmas kit! And this one combines another one of my favorite pasttimes--baking! Christmas Goodies has plain sugar and gingerbread cookies that you can decorate yourself. I've included lots of different icing designs so you can make a cookie you love! Then add some candy and a recipe or journaling along with your favorite paper and you've got a sweet layout!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I used my own quickpage! I've been wanting to use this kit, but just didn't have the right picture. I snapped these the other day while Cayley was browsing a Target toy catalog and oooh-ing and ahh-ing. I thought colors went well and Cayley does enjoy little toy cars, so I went with it! I'm also quite proud of the torn paper--I tried it for the first time yesterday and after what was probably hours of working on it I'm really pleased with the effect.

Click here for a bigger view and the details.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

This month another designer and I took over the scraplift challenge at Digital Freebies! For scraplifting a layout from a specific person's gallery you get a prize, and this week I'm offering up the prize.

Click here for the challenge details.

The page coordinates with my Honk Honk! kit.

Take a peek at this new magazine that combines traditional and digital scrapbooking!

You can sign up for a free digital premiere issue. The following issues will be traditional paper.
Another layout, another kit! Today I'm releasing Cozy Little Christmas and for once, I've used it myself already! Take a peek below for the layout and kit.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Did a layout last night, and I used my new kit! We had a snowstorm last week, and Cayley's snowsuit coordinated with the kit colors (partly because I'd been looking at tiny snowsuits all week) so I just had to do a layout. The font is Pea Stacy. I added a pink inner glow to the snowflake border to bring it out just a bit more.

I need to do one for Maddie too! Plus, she turns 10 months old today and I still haven't finished her 9 month layout, and I've promised the Scrappay Divas I'd do a Christmas layout!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

One new kit releasing today! Those of you've spent time with me probably remember the paper snowflakes I would make and make and make--so much fun! Now I do it digitally! Here's Snowflake Spectucular--you can't see them all in the preview, but there are 12 different snowflake designs for all the elements. You can find the kit here:

I have to make a layout with it! I got perfect pictures to use with it last week when it snowed! I also really want to do some Christmas layouts, and take Christmas pictures for cards--so much to do!

I did do a layout this weekend of little Maddie's first Thanksgiving. I used Michelle Pieters' Always Thankful.

For a bigger view click here:

Thursday, November 30, 2006

I recently discovered the world of Yahoo Groups, and what a world it is! I've never gotten so many emails! There are groups to share layouts, groups for digital scrapbook ads, groups for tips--amazing!

I'm sending out ads every week with my new digital kit releases, so if you want me to send you my new releases/sales ads just send me a note at and I'll add you to my mailing list I promise I won't send more than one message a week unless there's a big sale. :)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

It's Tuesday! And that means new release day at Digital Freebies!

I have an add-on to Cozy Blooms, some little 4x6 quick pages, and a Cozy Blooms Bundle! Here are the ads I sent out today:

I included a couple of these in the previews, but here are all my quickpages filled with my little cuties!

I'm working on another kit and have several more planned out plus some great kits from other designers I really want to work with, I just need to find more time!

Friday, November 24, 2006

After-Thanksgiving sale at Digital Freebies! My first two kits on an even bigger sale! And only today and tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

My store is open!!!! Here's the direct link to my store at Digital Freebies:

I have two kits releasing today, Cozy Blooms and Honk Honk! And both are on sale for 30% off this week!

Click here to go directly to Cozy Blooms.

Click here to go directly to Honk Honk!

What a nice suprise! This week's scraplift challenge one of my layouts! And it's one I did for a Scrappay Diva challange a while back!

And don't miss my Ribbons, Bows and Curls crop today at 1pm ET!

I'll be back later today with my store link!!!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Here's my latest layout:

It uses my good friend Michelle Pieters' Happy Birthday kit, which is on sale at Digital Freebies.
I really need to get back in the scrapping habit!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Recipe time!

In honor of my Build-A-Cake crop coming up in about 30 minutes, I'm sharing a tasty little chocolate cake recipe with you all!

Click on the thumbnail for the full-size, printable version.

If you don't want to print it, here's the ingredients and directions. I always cover it in chocolate buttercream too!

Moist Chocolate Cake

· 2 cups all-purpose flour
· 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
· 2/3 cup cocoa powder
· 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
· 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1 cup milk
· 1 cup water
· 1/2 cup vegetable oil
· 2 large eggs
· 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch-round cake pans.

Combine flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large mixer bowl. Add milk, water, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract; blend until moistened. Beat for 2 minutes (batter will be very thin). Pour into prepared pans.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

My first kits didn't release at Digital Freebies yesterday after all, but they will next Tuesday!

For a sneak peek at the first for-sale kits I will be releasing, take a peek at my new header and the last blinkie to the right and at the little preview below!

Today is another crop day! My Build-A-Cake kit is one of my very favorites and I think an hour of talking about cake will just have to be extra fun!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I have some really exciting news! Thanks to a special partnership with Gotta Pixel I am a new designer at Digital Freebies! I will have my first for-sale kits available next Tuesday, November 14th! I'm really proud of both kits!

For you Gotta Pixel members, be sure and look at the newletter closely today and don't forget my crop this afternoon!
Snowflakes! I love them! And Jennifer of Jennilyn Designs is making custom snowflakes out of your name--what a fun & generous idea! Here's the one she made for me:

If you hurry over there, she'll make one for you too!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

This is my first week of daily downloads over at Gotta Pixel! Every day this week a piece of my kit, "Take the Scenic Route," is available to all members who have 30+ posts. So if you don't have 30 posts yet, get busy!

And if you haven't signed up for the newsletter yet, do it TODAY! (hint, hint!)

Tomorrow is my first of three crops, the "How'd They Do That?" topic of the month is brushes and the kit is some fun celebration brushes. I'll be talking about how to create and install brushes and how to play with the setting for some fun effects. Hopefully I'll even have a sample layout done for it!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Happy 1st Birthday Gotta Pixel! Tons of fun this month! A crop every day and lots of fun Mini Events too (where members can win prizes)! Plus, it's a new month, so that means a new group kit (the first I had a part in, I made the bows)!

Here's a preview of the kits I'm giving away in crops this month (and part of the reason I haven't been doing many layouts). See my blinkies to the right for the dates and times of the crops.

Crop #1:

Crop #2:

Crop #3: