Monday, February 28, 2011

Tinamarie – Simply the Best!

New fun to be had! I’m helping out Tinamarie with some of her advertising for her designs at Oscraps. So on my blog and around digiworld you might see me showing off her new fun stuff. Here’s what Tinamarie has for this week! CTM_YSTB_Preview-800CTM_YSTB_FramesPreview800 CTM_YSTB_AlphasPreview800  YSTB-Ad500

Simply the Best Kit  Frames Alphas Bundle

Cute – isn’t it? And it’s on sale for 20% off this week until February 3rd if you get the whole set with the kit, the frames, and the alphas.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New 52 – Reasons


Okay – so part of me is freaked out about this project because I also don’t like change. And irl things might change for me a lot soon so maybe that’s part of the reason I wanted to start the newness – so that big newness might not seem as shocking if I can handle little new things….but the point is that I don’t really know what is going to happen in the future, so I’ll try as best I can to take advantage of now.

My new for this week – is a way of getting rid of some stuff I don’t need. I’m a bit of a pack rat and I love having my favorite things close to me. But I also have some stuff around that I don’t need. For example, I bought this mouthwash that is not so great – I don’t plan to buy it again. I stopped using it and having been using my regular mouthwash. Now I have been having two bottles on my shelf for longer than I want to admit. My plan is to – use it or lose it. And when I reached my hand to the unfavorable mouthwash to put it in the trash (if I’m not going to use it…) all of a sudden I heard this voice in my head say –“It wasn’t so bad.” So I have to keep using it until it’s done or it goes bye-bye anyway. It’s a little step, but one I’m proud of so far.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New 52 – Givin’ it a try!


Here's something else I'm a bit late on the bandwagon. But I'm starting today. New 52 was started by Peppermint and Christine and the idea is (short version and how I interpret it) – to do something new every week to experience more, get a bit out of the normal routine, and maybe feel like you are slowing time down for a while.

I actually have two new things to blog about to start this project off with a bang. I'm blogging a bit about me. Last year, I said that I was going to try and blog more. And I think it didn't work because during the time I spend on the internet - I am at other sites, galleries, and forums - not at my own place. My new idea is trying Live Writer to see if I can work on more posts here and there. We'll see what happens. But I also plan to not get mad at myself when/if I don't make my goal.

I'm reading a new book now called Glamorous Powers by Susan Howarth - a book at first glance I never thought I'd read because it's about a monk, but it's great. I picked it up at a Barnes and Noble bargain books sale. There are some traumatizing moments, but I love the deep respect of religion and the main character's perspective - he's hilarious.

I also was thinking the other day, that when I first started digital scrapbooking, I was learning something new or experimenting with each layout. For whatever reason, time, speed, becoming familiar enough etc. I seem to have fallen out of this practice. I'm planning to restart and consciously try something new with at least one layout a week.
This layout - if you can believe it - is the first time I have tried the really small photos. (Yes - again late on the bandwagon). And I'm loving it! I like how some really special photos to me can be on the layout, but it's not all about them.


La La Land and Summer Breeze by the Design Girl
Fuss Free Don't Box Me In 2 by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs

Wow, with that post I've got three news, maybe I'm catching up with 2011! Here's to new 52!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Word for 2011: Strength

I think I'm a little behind. It seems like every year, I end up making February resolutions rather than New Year's Resolutions. I tend to start some projects in the 2nd month of the year rather than start the first month, taking January instead to contemplate what I hope to improve this year. I've picked my "One Little Word" for this year a la Ali Edwards and scrapped it using the kit Robot Love by Jenn Barrette and Jenna Desai. The font I used is The Quiet One by Heather Hess (love this because people are always saying that about me). It's the same font I used in my Remember layout.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

February New To You Designer

The New to You Designer this month is Geek Chic Scraps. I made a thank you card with the Kit Thankful for You. It has nice rich colors. The fun detail in the card is the cut out edge on the right (almost scalloped) but following the line of the fun button border. I printed a strip on the inside of the card too to highlight that edge!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February DST Featured Designer

This month’s Digishoptalk featured designer is Amanda Rockwell. I knew that she ran a great digital CU shop and I was really excited to see a full kit by her! The patterns in the papers are fabulous and there is a collection of wonderful realistic elements.

Since the kit is called My Love – I created a heart shaped card.