Thursday, 29 September 2011

What a busy month!!

It's been crazy busy around here, both online and off!!  I'm so excited for October and Halloween to get here!!  I've always enjoyed Halloween, but I find I'm getting into the spirit of things a little more every year, especially as the boys get older!  We started doing themes the year Quin was born.  First it was super heroes, then it was zoo animals!  I'm so excited for this year - it's going to be good!! 
The end of September in looming, two more great kits have been released and there's an AWESOME collab kit coming out Oct 1!  It's called Spookable, but more on that in a bit.  This first kit is gorgeous and Enchanting by Teresa Digi Designs.  Here's my LO:
Next up is Smell of Oranges by ViolaMoni!  I love the colour scheme - orange is one of my favourite colours, as my oldest can attest to! 

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Apple Picking Adventures

We actually made it the orchard this year "on time".  There've been some times in the past that we've missed out on picking because we waited too long to go!  We had such a great time and so did the boys!!

Both LOs were made with Modern June Designs' Apple of My Eye and I used template 1 for both as well from Miss Mis Designs' Tidy Templates Vol. 1 pack.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Happy 1st Birthday!

New E Designz has an adorable birthday kit releasing today.  It's called Birthday Yum!  The colours are great for girl and boy birthday LOs and there are tons of great elements to use!  I did a LO of Landon's birthday cake pics from his 1st birthday! 
Here's the kit preview:

Rain, rain, go AWAY!

I don't know about you, but it is a grey and dreary day here!  It started off with a few big bangs, lot of lightning and tons of rain!!  Blue Heart Scraps has the perfect coming out today - Sunshine & Rain.  It's actually a bundle kit and comes with tons of ellies, papers and alphas!
Here's my LO using her kit:

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Speed Scrap TONIGHT!!

I'm SSSOOOOO  excited to be hosting my first speed scrap tonight!!!  Come on over to Scrapable tonight at 9 pm (EST) and join me in the chat room for an hour of fun, scrapping and chatting!!  Instructions will also be posted in the Speed Scrap section of the forum. 
For all of you who post your LO within an hour, will receive this great participation prize:
Hope to see you there!!!

More Fall Kits

Two more fall kits are being released at Scrapable today!  First up is A Whisper of Fall by Teresa Digi Designs.  It's got great fall colours with a splash of purple and blues!!
Here's my LO using this great kit:

Next up is Boys of Fall by Modern June Designs!  This kit's got great fall colours too, with some sports-y elements - perfect for fall and football pictures!
Here's my LO:

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Time for Fall

The designers at Scrapable have some wonderful fall kits just released!! Miss Mis Designs has a cute sibling kit, called Follow My Lead, with lots of great yellows, oranges and browns!
ModernJune Designs has this adorable outdoor kit (with cute fall elements) called Woodland Whispers
I love New E Designz latest kit, Forever Fall!  It's got awesome fall colours and tons of ellies!!

I had so much fun working with all these kits!!  Here are some of my LOs:
 Follow My Lead by Miss Mis Designs

 Woodland Whispers by ModernJune Designs

Forever Fall by New E Designz

Friday, 16 September 2011

Speed Scrap Time!

It's time for another Speed Scrap over at Scrapable and this time I'm the host!!!  Come on out Thursday evening, chat, laugh, create a LO and get a great participation prize!  Looking forward to seeing you there!

To qualify for the participation prize, you must post your LO within an hour of the end of the speed scrap. 

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The start of JK (times 2)

I did the template challenge over at Scrapable, not once but TWICE!!  It was a great way for me to get LOs done of Ren and Landon's first days of JK.  I love how they turned out:

I used Making the Grade kit, a duo by Miss Mis Designs and Modern June Designs.  And if you're looking for some inspiration, check out the template challenge here.


Teresa Digi Designs has an awesome new kit out - Dude!!  It's a fantastic boy kit!  She also has a co-ordinating photo cluster, which I used in the layout below.  This kit and cluster were perfect for these pics of Quin scaling our "volcano" and all I can here when I look at them is Tom saying, "DUDE!"
Here's the kit preview:
And here's the photo cluster:

Monday, 12 September 2011

Date "Night"

Tom and I were fortunate enough to be able to send the boys to Grandma's house for not one, but TWO nights!!  We were at a bit of a loss as to what to do when we woke up the first morning!  So we just hung around the house, did some laundry, watched TV, ate when we wanted!  It was a nice, relaxing day and extremely QUIET!!  We ended up going mini-golfing at a new place, so I did a LO of it, since I have no LOs of us! 
I used Blue Heart Scraps latest and greatest kit, B.F.F. which just came out today!  You can get it here or click on the preview.

Better late than never.........right????

What a crazy month it's been already!!  The boys have all gotten their first colds of the "fall" season and have lovingly passed it on to Tom and I!!  Ren's first week of grade 1 was good, with only a few bumps along the way!  Landon's off tomorrow for his first day (I think I've gotten most of the "panic" out of my system).  The designers over at Scrapable have kept me busy too - they've got great new kits out and even more coming!  Here's what I've been up to lately:

I created these two pages using Past the Pain by Miss Mis Designs.  It's a beautiful and very heartfelt kit about coping with loss.  Check out the preview here!

Miss Mis Designs also came out with adorable school overlays, available in both elementary and secondary grades.  I used the Elementary Overlays and her kit, Wild One for the above LO. 

 Our guest designer, Blue Heart Scraps, came out with an adorable kit called Secret Garden.  I used Krista Whaling Photography's photos to create another LO of Claire!

ViolaMoni came out with a great kit called All About Me!  It's got super fun colours and elements.  I used her kit, along with more photos from Krista Whaling Photography to create the above page.   

Pardon the Mess has a new mega kit out - Friends for Life.  It is a HUGE kit, filled with tons of word strips, papers and elements.  I love the kit's colours and I'll be creating at least two more pages with it to document Landon and Quin's first "pets"!

Milly Dee Designs has this cute baby kit, Nursery Sweet out.  It's perfect for all those adorable newborn photos!

This LO was made with Pearls & Lace by Teresa Digi Designs!  The photos are courtesy of Krista Whaling Photography.

I finally got around to doing a LO of Quin's 2nd birthday celebration!  I used the First Birthday Collab from the team at Misses BeeHaven along with Tilted Templates by Miss Mis Designs.

  I used Tilted Templates by Miss Mis Designs for this page too and I think I'm on the verge of becoming addicted to templates!!  Credit goes to the design team at Funky Playground Designs for the Friendship Collab kit, which I also used to make this page.

PHEW!!  That was crazy!  Now do you see how busy I've been?!?!  LOL  I love it though and the kids love seeing all the pages I've been making of them and their friends!  But enough chit chat, I've got to get back to the grind!!  Thanks for viewing!!