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Sunday, November 30, 2008

December Desktop Freebie

Well kiddos! I have a nice treat for you...made with another great Ziggle Designs kit. This is one of Kami's best ever! You can buy the whole Reindeer Games kit at Scrap Orchard. Just click this image to download your freebie desktop! I love to hear from you, but like many I can't figure out how to leave comments to others on 4shared(even after logging on)! If anyone can explain it to me, please do.

KIT CREDITS: Reindeer Games by Ziggle Designs

I know you want it...so go shopping!

Friday, November 28, 2008

New Christmas Kits

I just LOVE these kits! Reindeer Games was so easy to scrap with. This page came together fairly fast. This is my nephew-dog, George. He is a such sweetie! And he really does open his own gifts.

KIT CREDIT: Reindeer Games by Ziggle Designs

This is made with the December Mystery Mega from Scrap Orchard which will be revealed next week. Until then it is on sale for $3. This one is really jam-packed with great stuff.

KIT CREDITS: Scrap Orchard Mystery Mega except Snowscapes by B-Creative Designs

I made this LO using this cool angel wing effect earlier this year in another LO, but it is so cute I had to scrap with it again!

KIT CREDITS: Two Turtle Doves except journal tag (altered) from White Christmas; both by Ziggle Designs; and wings from Kit Asas de Anjo by Scrapsuper

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A bunch more LOs for Ziggle Design

This was one of those "you had to be there" sunsets. I ran into the house and found the camera in time.

Enchanting Indigo by Ziggle Designs

This is the last photo I have showing Nat with a heavy winter coat. She has faint memories of snow. I just can't bring myself to the thought of a cold climate again...sigh.

White Christmas by Ziggle Designs

This kit has a lot of possibilities beyond what I used so far...a third one is in the works from it.

White Christmas by Ziggle Designs

My second from Feisty. That overlay on the paper is actually a photo I took from the back of the condo we lived in last year. We still live in the same area, but not with that kind of a view.

Feisty by Ziggle Designs; (orchid- Efflorescence - Collab by Ziggle Designs and Studio Ziska)

So, you can see Kami keeps me very busy with all these awesome kits to use. Click here to go to the shop for any kits you see used above.

I have two more Christmas kits to take for a spin now. Wait til you see them! They are both whimsical and tons of fun...stay tuned!

Til next time...

Friday, November 14, 2008

The collab revealed!

Want to get this entire kit free? Click on the image to find out how.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lately getting some really exceptional kits

I have been cranking out some pretty fun layouts lately and it's only because the kits I have been given to work with are just so good! This is from a collab from Ziska and Flergs called Sugar Rush... a must-have! I have also gotten my grubby hands on a soon-to-be released collab between two giants...that's all I am saying for now...but the first LO I did was really cool! Pic coming soon as I can release it.

KIT CREDIT: Sugar Rush by Studio Flergs and Studio Ziska

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Daily Commute

I cross over several bridges that separate the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico each day. I took several photos of those bridges and although technically this shot is a little bit past my destination it turned out the best shot I had in my stash. Most of the scenery I see daily is exactly like this. It helps the hour drive go by faster.

KIT CREDIT: Feisty by Ziggle Designs

Friday, November 7, 2008

Scrappin fool that I am...

I am getting past a dry spell, creatively speaking. I did alot of pages in the last couple days, with more on the way! This is one of my favorite photos in it's significance. The two girls you see often in my pages have been BFFs for 5 years, but their very first meeting was at ages 3 and 4, respectively.

KIT CREDITS: June Bugs collab from the Scrap Orchard designers

KIT CREDITS: Gathering Leaves by Ziggle Designs

KIT CREDITS: Efflorescence - Collab by Ziggle Designs and Studio Ziska

KIT CREDITS: Efflorescence - Collab by Ziggle Designs and Studio Ziska

Sunday, November 2, 2008

November Desktop Freebie!

As promised here is the latest calendar desktop...made with Gathering Leaves by Ziggle Designs found at Scrap Orchard. I had a great time using this kit. It had everything I had in mind to use for a November desktop.

Packed with two sizes: 1280 x 800 and 1024 x 768

Images are clickable to get your download:

Click here to go to Kami's store to buy this fabulous kit:

A new CT announcement and NDSD event recap

I have exciting news to share. A couple months ago I found myself facing a difficult decision to pass on a CT call for one of my very favorite designers. I was on 3 teams already. She was gracious enough to say to let her know when I was freed up again. More on who in a minute.

Well, I just finished a 2 month guest with Monica at mgl Scraps...those kits were really great...and I had a terrific time on the team. Mon, if you read this, again a big thank you!

I am SO thrilled to announce I will CT for Kami of Ziggle Scraps over at my home stomping grounds, Scrap Orchard! I love her stuff alot and hope it turns into permanent. Time will tell. Also, I will be offering the November desktop calendar with one of her kits. Watch for an update later today and you'll be able to download it here.

Yesterday was an exhausting, exhilarating, exciting race to see how many events I could participate in for National Digital Scrapbooking Day at the Orchard. Attendance was huge; I thought we might break the site for a minute there, LOL! I followed Sine's Scavenger Hunt. I missed a teensy detail...Arrrgh! I scrapped Zakarah's Blast from the Past challenge, played the Bingo game...bingo and I don't get along, LOL! I had less than 50% filled when it ended. Also tried using a template for the FIRST TIME EVER in the middle of the template chat that Kami held. LO below. I always thought that was cheating, ya know, but it's not. It is a great starting place so you will see more template use in the future.There were many events I missed as they were happening, but I hope to do some challenges after the fact, for sure. In all, it was a fun time.

This was Kami's template challenge:

KIT CREDITS: Wicked Sweet by Becky Vosburg- B-Creative; word art: Halloween Blogtrain freebie by Lliella

This was the LO for Zakarah's Blast from the Past challenge...you had to use one of the very first freebie kits you got.

KIT CREDITS: Festival from Shabby Princess