Tuesday, May 29, 2012

More goodies from Mom To Boys Scraps

Sandra at Mom To Boys Scraps has another great mini kit called LI'L LADY ... the color palette in this kit is so RICH looking (a real departure from the previous two kits of hers that I created with ...)


available exclusively at Berry Sweet Scraps

I used her kit to frame out these lovely amarylis that were blooming in the San Antonio Botanical Gardens when we visited on April 1, 2012 - no foolin', Spring was in FULL bloom!

Be sure to stop by Sandra's new store - she opened on May 7 - and take a look around!

Another new kit from Mom To Boys Scraps

Sandra at Mom to Boys Scraps has a great new kit called


available exclusively at Berry Sweet Scraps

Another great color palette from Sandra, and a chance for me to show off this beautiful rose again from the San Antonio Botanical Gardens 4/1/2012

That rose just jumps right off that page of soft colors, just like it did in the garden!  It was a PERFECT as a flower could be!

Monday, May 28, 2012

New from Mom To Boys Scraps

I joined a new Creative Team for Mom to Boys Scraps who sells exclusively at Berry Sweet Scraps

For my first project, I picked Mom to Boys Scraps


 I just loved the color palette, and my mom just celebrated her 83rd birthday, so I had a photo that would work.

Here's the kit - paper, elements, glitter and an alpha!

Here's my layout featuring a photo of my with her great grandsons Chase and Blake

Be sure to stop by Berry Sweet Scraps  and check out Sandra's store - She just had her GRAND OPENING on May 7 so keep in mind that her store is still growing!

Sunday, May 27, 2012


We had an opportunity to COUNT OUR BLESSINGS yesterday with a visit from my niece Julie, husband Joe, and "the boys" Blake and Chase.  We all gathered in the afternoon at my sister's house to celebrate Mom's 83 birtday!  Chase at 7 months is a friendly, happy baby and was will to be passed around to all of us (I hadn't seen his since Christmas day ... and 5 months of growing had really changed him.  I used a picture I took of him on Great Grandma's lap (my mom) to feature in this layout.

New from Jen C Designs - a kit called


Available at Gotta Pixel

Here's my layout with the photo of Chase and Mom - Happy Birthday, Mom (5/27/2012)

Friday, May 18, 2012

New from Jen C Designs

Jen C Designs has a new kit called


available exclusively at Ginger Scraps beginning today, May 18, 2012.  It will be in her other stores after June 1 ...

The bundle includes alphas (always lots of them) elements, patterned paper, solid paper, plaid paper, and polka dot paper!  Quite a bargain at only $8.98!

I found this perfect  rose at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens on April 1 - no foolin' ...

It was waiting patiently for this kit to be shown off to "perfection!"  Thanks, Jen

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New from Digi Deborah

Digi Deborah has a new kit called

available at digideborah.com

The bundle includes patterned paper, cardstock, elements and an alpha

I love the soft green and peach combination in the color palette

Be sure to check out all of Digi Deborah's other great  kits and bundles  while you are visiting

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Roseytoes Designs also has a kit in the Gotta Pixel Gotta Grab it Sale May 12 - 15 ... be sure to check out her kits too called



Word Art

Stacked Paper

And I went a totally different direction with her kit - featuring my wonderful butterfly "collection" from 2012 Spring wildflower season ... the butterflies and poki were both in their "happy place!"

My layout also features Roseytoes Designs SUNFLOWER SOIREE template #1 available at Gotta Pixel 


Those talented designers over at Gotta Pixel have done it again this month - their GOTTA GRAB IT sale is amazing - there are 64 kits in the collaboration, each part just $1!  Such a deal!

Jen C Designs is new at Gotta Pixel - just opened her store there this month, but it is certainly filling up fast!  Her contribution to GOTTA GRAB IT is called



Polka Dot Papers

Alphas - complete UC, LC, N/P in 6 colors!!!

I love the orange and green combination in this color palette and have already completed two layouts (in one day!)  My first is "I {heart} butterflies!  - and you know I do!!!

I also used Jen C Designs SNAPSHOT template from the iNSD TEMPLATE GRAB BAG - be watching for it to be unpacked and available as separate template kits soon! 

My second layout commemorates the completion of an item on my "bucket list!"  I called my layout I DID IT!  which is true - on my second attempt (better prepared and motivated) I climbed to the top of Enchanted Rock! April 9, 2012 (just a few days before I broke my wrist last year!)  The view of the surrounding area was gorgeous ... the photo shows the "lone tree" growing in the top of the rock!

This layout features Jen C Designs LOTS OF LAYERS 2 templates!    Be sure to check out all of Jen C Designs products at her new Gotta Pixel store

Saturday, May 5, 2012

New from Jen C Designs

Jen C Designs has a new

designed just for May! It's available at Gotta Pixel

This time it includes these template kits: 




and some more TIMELINE TEMPLATES (for Facebook Time Lines)

I worked on a layout with SNAPSHOT #1 last night, and I swear it took me longer to select the photos and the kit, then it did to complete the project (not really, but Jen's templates are easy to use!)
I finally settled on Jen C Designs THANKFUL because it was the best color match for my variegated fritillary butterfly pictures! (taken 4/21/2012 near Spicewood, Tx in a field that must have been BUTTERFLY HEAVEN - they were everywhere!)

THANKFUL is available @ Gotta Pixel

Here's my layout - if you're local to this area, you may recognize the "Simply Beautiful" I used as my title.  (That's the catch phrase for our local public radio station, and it fit my thoughts about this layout SO WELL!)

Jen C Designs sells at these digital stores

(Don't be surprised - their forum is in Portuguese, but the store is in English, and takes American $)

and she is guesting for May at

Friday, May 4, 2012

More new kits from Roseytoes Designs and friends

Ryan of Roseytoes Designs has been super busy prepping for iNSD (International Scrapbook Day - tomorrow!)  She has a beautiful new kit called


designed with Tami Miller Designs.  You can find the kit at Gotta Pixel

This was the perfect kit to show off my favorite summer flowers again a blue sky!  ( I love this picture!)

Roseytoes Designs and Jen Yurko Designs revamped a couple of their older kits ... one is


Such a lovely color palette to feature "my favorite 6 month old boy!"

Roseytoes Designs and Jen Yurko Designs also revamped their


Find the kit @ Gotta Pixel or Ginger Scraps 

My great niece Gaby is almost 2 years old now ... I was amazed at the difference a year can make  ... photos from April 2011 and April 2012.

Be sure to stop by at Gotta Pixel and Ginger Scraps and check out all of the celebrating!

Celebrate your ART!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

New from Digi Deborah Designs

Digi Deborah Designs was a contributor to the May 2012 Designer Collab at Funky Playground Designs kit called

This is Deborah's part

and here is the complete collab which you can purchase at Funky Playground Designs

The collab's soft color palette was the perfect vehicle for these photos of my aunt and uncle celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary back in 2008!

I love the so

New from Jen C Designs

Jen C Designs has an iNSD special at Gotta Pixel - her new kit called


The whole bundle is on sale for $5 - amazing!!!  The bundle includes:

The Elements, Cardstock and Patterned paper

Gradient Papers

Polka Dot Papers

and Glitter
(glitter gel styles, glitter styles, and glitter png files too!)

I had a great time working with RAINBOW DREAMS and Jen C Designs STACKS OF FUN template #3 to make this cute layout with my great nephews Blake and Chase.


New from Roseytoes Designs

Here is another new kit from Roseytoes Designs called


The kit is available at Gotta Pixel

And you know how I love LIME GREEN so I had to feature my fav color in my layout!  These beautiful orchids were on display in the Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens in Galveston when Mike and I visited there in September 2011.  Moody Gardens had just finished a fabulous renovation (it needed it compliments of Hurricane Ike!)  If you haven't ever been there, be sure to check them out.

New from Roseytoes Designs for iNSD weekend!

Here's a new collaboration kit from Roseytoes Designs and Mandy King called


You can find this great kit in a bundle at Gotta Pixel

You can find it at a GREAT PRICE for iNSD weekend - don't miss out!  While you are over at Gotta Pixel, be sure to check out there fun filled activities for iNSD!

Here is my layout with my niece and family

My layout also uses a template from Roseytoes Designs HEART OF SPRING templates available at Gotta Pixel