Mar 31, 2011

New Etc Shop Opening!

I'm so excited to share that Etc by Danyale has opened up shop at The Digi Chick!  As a member of her team, I've known this for a few weeks now, and have been waiting patiently, well sometimes not, to be able to show off her latest kit, which is only available at her TDC store.

I love the colors (they're some of my favorites right now in scrapping, home decor, and life in general!), so had a lot of fun playing with this kit.

I ended up getting a little deep with my journaling, since I was also making this page for the LYM Challenge titled "Soul Searching," so I apologize for the blurry text, but I loved the page too much to start all over or rewrite anything.

I had another shot of inspiration after a trip to Hobby Lobby this weekend with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law.  I happened to pull out a poster  and said how much I loved the image.  It was a graphic text print, and my sister-in-law reminded me that I could make that!  So I went home and whipped up a similar image, changing the word (the original said, "Imagine") and using some of my favorite fonts.

Now I just have to get it printed and hung up above the desk in my crafty room. :)

Thanks for stopping by today.  I should have some more exciting news tomorrow (if I remember to come back and post)...  I'm trying to make the most of my last week of Spring Break, but here I am with only 4 days left, and I still have a to do list a mile long!  Off to see about crossing a few things off (like maybe, the taxes.  They have to get done still!)

Mar 23, 2011

Looking Back and catching up

Catching up on my blog reader this morning, I was reminded of some other layouts I haven't posted here yet.

I used photos of my great grandma that were scanned a few years back to include with my family history research. So far, these photos pretty much sit on my hard drive, moving from computer to computer over the years. Danyale's Looking Back kit inspired me to create with them though.

Created using Looking Back Kit, Looking Back Borders by Etc by Danyale

Created using Looking Back kit, Looking Back borders, and Looking Back Monograms & Decos by Etc by Danyale

Also, I have a freebie cluster available on Danyale's blog using her cute Egg Huntin kit.  It's available here.

Mar 22, 2011

Again with the Challenges.

So most of my scrapping this month has been based on completing the LYM challenges.  It was a longer month than I had anticipated, and it feels great to finally be able to come up for air!

The Log Your Memory Forum and Gallery are closed at the moment, pending a server move, so I've linked these pages to other galleries where they are posted for credit purposes.  All materials used are listed and linked in the galleries. (Read: I'm still recovering from the last three weeks, and an up and back drive to Cheyenne, and don't have the energy to post individual links to each product...sorry!)

Week 10

Image is linked to Gotta Pixel gallery for credits

Week 11
Image is linked to DST gallery for credits

Egg Huntin'

The blog silence is broken! It's been a crazy few weeks here, so I haven't made it to the blog in a while.  But I didn't give up scrapping during that time, so I will try to get a few things posted this week to make up for the silence. But first, a new release!

Image is linked to product in store.

Just in time for Easter, Danyale (Etc by Danyale) has released a great kit.  Know what's even better?  It's also been released just in time for Pixel Tuesday! There are matching alpha and word art sets too.

Here's my layout I made with the kit.  I haven't added my journaling yet because sometimes my daughter likes to look at the pages, and I don't want her to read the journaling, as she still believes in all holiday things magical and mysterious, including the Easter Bunny.  It will talk about how this playset was intended to be from the Easter Bunny, but she found it the day before Easter in it's hiding place. There was some frantic searching for a new present, but the Easter Bunny came through after all, and Maggie got two special treats near Easter that year!  (Note to self...must figure out what year that was!)

I hope everyone enjoys their week!  It's Spring Break here, so I will definitely be enjoying some much needed time off (and scrapping as much as I can!), though there are several projects on my to do list that look remarkably like chores.  I guess there's no fun without a little work, right?