Thursday, July 2, 2009

17, 18, 19...TEN-TEEN!

On the 2 Peas in a Bucket website recently, the weekly challenge was to create a page about a funny story. Just had to do this one! So, here's my page.

It's a 12x12 single page layout created in Creative Memories StoryBook Creator Plus. I used Delight Digital Power Palette Paper #3, embellishments tag #12 & CuteAsCanBe and Digital Overlays - Baby Girl, overlay #7 filled in with paper #2 from the Delight Digital Power Palette.The photos are edited with the Parchment edge. I also added a dropped shadow to all items. Fonts used are CK Becky for journaling and Bosshole for the title.

Try it - and let me know how you did!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Celebrate a Milestone

Our baby boy turns one this week, I so cannot believe it! To mark special joyous events, I have always created scrapbook layouts for our family album. That's why many of us actually scrapbook. I have also found that to get thru particularly hard or trying times, scrapbooking proves theraputic. Our son turning one is truly a happy occasion, however, it is also bittersweet. My baby is no longer a baby, and I am saddened by that very thought. I decided last night to create a simple 8x8 layout to remind me of what a cute, sweet big boy he is becoming. I'll display it in a Creative Memories Mini Everyday Display (I have it in chocolate). It's a simple layout that truly makes me smile!

I used StoryBook Creator Plus (SBC+) software and 8x8 Everyday Predesigned Pages - a collage page worked the best for me. I always use a ton of photos. Love the predesigned pages as all I did was drag and drop the photos! I made the text color white, and used the Traveling Typewriter font. Lastly, after selecting all the elements using Ctl-A, I added a shadow and was finished! Took all of 10 minutes tops!!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Journaling Challenge June 2009

Happy sunny Tuesday morning!

I was inspired by digital scrapbooker, Anne Aspres of to create a page that is journaled about what I'd have absolutely zero desire to actually do in my lifetime. If you cannot think of things you'd rather not do, try adapting this idea to what your preschooler, teenager or pet may have no desire to "stop texting", "eat broccoli" or "stop chewing on my slippers". Or do a page about that one thing you would absolutely NEVER do (in my case, it would be skiing).

This would be a great layout for either traditional or digital scrappers, and could be just one page as I've done, or a two-page spread.

Here's my digital page...I created it in Creative Memories StoryBook Creator Plus (SBC+) software using Anne's .jpg photo. After importing her photo into SBC+, I added it to a blank 12x12 page print as the background and then unlocked it for editing. I used the custom and wand cutters under the Tools tab to remove what I didn't like and keep what I did (mainly the words "Absolutely No Desire" and the floral design). Of course, you could start from scratch and create your own. I added my own photo box, text boxes and shadowing (I like to use light shadows on the journaling so it's easier to read).

The background paper is Recipe Book by CM, the fonts are Traveling Typewriter and Pea Posey. I prefered to color my photo sepia to blend into the page elements. This page only took me about 15-20 minutes to create, even with interruptions from my 5-year old :)

Try it, and let me know what you think!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Want to attend a FREE class?

...from the comfort of your own home?

Just had to pop back in and tell you all about the FREE webinars that are currently being offered. These are classes that last from 30-60 minutes long and you sign in thru your computer! Did I mention that they are FREE?

Find out all about it through Facebook. Join Facebook (also free) at and join the group "CM - Go Digital". It's not all digital, there are webinars about traditional scrapbooking as well. Just earlier this month, we celebrated National Scrapbook Day over Facebook, right on the computer! Don't forget to "friend" me on Facebook - let me know you found it thru my blog :)

We also have web classes through my website at All different kinds, even a virtual get together!

Jump on this bandwagon NOW, and don't miss all the fun!


It's been a while....

....but I'm trying to come back and post again! After a tough pregnancy with my son, and an even tougher delivery and recovery, I am finally feeling like me again!

The wonderful news is that our son was born last June 12, a wee bit early, but healthy. Only issue is anemia, which is under control. I am almost fully recovered; still dealing with some annoying leftover issues from the c-section, but I am plugging along.

Our daughter is getting ready to graduate preschool and go into kindergarten in the fall, and our baby boy is almost a toddler, turning one next month!

Stay posted (pun absolutely intended) for more stamping and scrapping, and some current pictures.

Thanks for hanging in there with me!

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