Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Sale-abration & freebies

K-Joi Studios is having a Christmas Sale-abration from December 24th-28th, 2008. Over 20 designers will have their shops on sale for 25% off. So, if you received a little shopping loot for Christmas, stop on by and get a little more for your $! K-Joi also has some really great new kits and awesome new freebies up in the shop. Visit the K-Joi Studios shop here

Happy Shopping and Scrapping!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Celebrate Winter

Kit: All These Pretty Things by Adelina Biswas and A-liya
Santa's Big Secret, Adorable
With the arrival of winter, many relish in the cold weather and snow for skiing, while others celebrate the winter solstice, and many children the coming of Santa Claus, and others the season to celebrate our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ's birth. Whatever you celebrate, we wish you peace, joy, hope, and love.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Color Challenge kit Freebie

Here's the kit I made for this month's K-Joi Studios Color Challenge. It's free for a limited time only, so grab it here.

Title: Just for Fun
Kit Contents: 7 papers, 7 buttons, 5 mats, 2 drapes, 5 frames, 3 flowers, 2 hinges, 1 glitter deco, 6 tags, 2 swirls, 7 ribbons, 5 journal boxes, 1 string

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Template: jburkhart_template26
Club Deco Cabin Fever - Michaele Burkhart (background paper), Cyndi Waldmann (word art), Deb Ammerman (paper), Jennifer Rassi (papers), Move Fearlessly Designs (paper)
Pumpkinseed Medium
This was one of the guys fishing trips aboard the "Skirtchaser" in April 2005 for tuna and dolphin. The fish that Randy caught earned him an award certificate.

K-Joi Studios Last Minute Sale & Freebies

A little elf told me that hippichick has a freebie for you during this special sale. Click on the image above to be whisked away to your holiday shopping extravaganza. Hurry because this sale is for a limited time only!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Spirit

Kit: Bling Me Christmas QP freebie by Mique Walcutt
Script MT Bold, Ruritania
The true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart

Monday, December 15, 2008

Save Santa a Trip

Kit: Christmas Cheer by Lynn Griffin (QP), Gussie Mae cartoon by A. Jann Peitso
Save Santa a trip: be naughty

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Kaitlyn's First Christmas

Kit: Holidays in My House - KatLen (background paper), In a Fog (paper), mitsybelle (hanging glass ornaments), Panda Bear Designs (gingerbread cookies), Lori Imel (paper used for frames), Dee's Delightful Designs (star), Cactus Mango Designs (starcapiz)
Old English Text MT
Kaitlyn's First Christmas 2007

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Merry Christmas Wish

Kit: A Merry Christmas Wish by Adelina Biswas

Product Link @ Scrap-n-Tag
A Merry Christmas Wish

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Around the World 2008 is coming to your town...

Please leave me a little love in the chatbox on my blog if you download. Thanks! Happy Holiday Hugs!

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Click on the "Christmas Around the World" image above to be taken back to the main page.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

ALL of the Club Deco Brag Book Albums are on sale!!!

ALL of the Club Deco Brag Book Albums are on sale!!! They make a great gift for someone special, and are available in many themes. Here are just a few samples...

Have you seen what the Club Deco Members are getting this month?? Cabin Fever is filled with lots of wonderful, complimentary colors that are perfect for scrapping those camping, vacation, hunting and even Christmas photos, and much more!!

Next up is the December Color Challenge Starter Kit by Lori Staton, which is totally jam-packed with papers, elements, and also includes an alpha!

For some whimsical fun, try Fairy 3 by Ariasparkle

Dana Conditt has some new Commercial Use Snowflakes this month.

Here's RoseMade Designs' October Club Deco - Full of Emotions...
It contains the following items:
1 Blue Alpha, 1 Blue Dotted Alpha, 9 background papers, 4 bows, 3 ribbon flowers, 2 frames, 1 felt heart, 3 heart locks, 4 ric-rac, 3 thought/speech bubbles, 6 word art, and 2 quick pages (not shown - see detailed images).

Jennifer Rassi has created a special treat this month, "Home for X-mas"

There's much, much more. Check it out at Deco Pages today!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tribute to Buster

Kit: Peppermint Stick by Arvita Mott
Font: Papyrus
Journaling: In Loving Memory of Buster 1989-2008


Kit: Color Challenge Starter kit by Lori Staton

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Minty Snowmen

Kit: Holidays In My House Dec 2008 Mega Collab kit - In a Fog (paper), KatLen (ornament), ibdd (paper), cmd (paper), pandabear designs (candy border), Biebel's Scraps (stitch border), lizarddau designs (journaling paper), Michaelle Walcutt (holly and paper)


1 tablespoon butter, softened

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon mint extract

1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 drop blue food coloring

1 drop yellow food coloring

1 drop red food coloring

Colored sprinkles and cake decorating candies

In a small bowl, combine the butter, corn syrup, extract and salt. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar. Knead by hand for 1-2 minutes or until mixture becomes pliable. To 1 tablespoon of dough, add blue food coloring; knead until blended. Add yellow food coloring to another tablespoon of dough and knead. Add red food coloring to another tablespoon of dough and knead. Leave remaining dough white. Roll white dough into a log; remove one-fourth of the log and set aside. For the snowmen's bodies, divide the remaining log into 8 pieces and roll into balls. For the snowmen's heads, divide the reserved dough into 8 pieces and roll into balls. Stack 1 smaller ball on top of each larger ball. Use the colored dough to form hats, scarves and earmuffs as desired. Use colored sprinkles and candies to make eyes, nose and buttons. Yield: 8 snowmen.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Digital Arts Cafe Blog Party...

Scroll down the page a little and you will find the Digital Arts Cafe Blog Party information.

Happy Holiday Hugs!

Happy Holidays greeting card

Kit: Christmas Tyme by SandEz Creationz
Kingsthings Christmas
6x4 greeting card/bragbook page size

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bundles of JOY

Kit: White Christmas by AneczkaW (Anna Wierzbicka)
Fonts: Footlight MT Light, Harrington
Journaling: Joy is not in things; it is in us
Bundles of Joy
Note: The photo of Kenny and our twinsused for the extraction in this layout was taken 23 years ago . They were truly bundles of JOY and continue to be along with our other 3 children.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Digital Arts Cafe Blog Party -- FREEBIES

***The links have expired. Be sure to join us at the next blog party in the near future.***
The Digital Arts Cafe Blog Party has begun, and you're invited to grab loads of FREEBIES from December 1 through 7, 2008. Click on the above image to download my part and then come back here to get a list of participating blogs by clicking here. Please show these scrap-fabulous people some appreciation for volunteering these freebies to you by leaving some great comments on their blogs when you visit them.


By clicking on the above image you can grab these quickpages and bragbook pages that I made using KayJay's Digital Arts Cafe Blog Party freebie kit. Thanks, KayJay, for the use of your funtastic kit!

And if that's not enough, here's a quickpage I made using Adelina's Digital Arts Cafe Blog Party freebie kit and her "Must Be Santa" kit. Hop on over to Adelina's blog to grab it. Thanks, Adelina, for the use of your kits!

Happy Digital Arts Cafe blog hoppin'!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Kits: Fall Alpha by Jennifer Rassi; Club Deco July 2008 Indulgence - Paris Designs (paper), CAZ (stitches); Club Deco Nov 2008 Heritage Blessings - RoseMade Designs (lace), Lori Staton (frames), SherryScraps (string and tag), Carol Rupley (paper), Theta (paper)

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sweet St. Nick

Kit: Plum Pudding by BooLand Designs
Curlz MT (bold)
While visions of sugarplums danced in his head

Monday, November 24, 2008

We're Waiting to See Santa

Kit: Must Be Santa by Adelina Biswas
Font: Copperplate Gothic Bold
Journaling: We're waiting to see Santa

Product Links:
Do It Digi Shop:
Must Be Santa
Scrap-n-Tag Shop:
Must Be Santa
Must Be Santa Add-on


Template: based on one by CDuffy_05
Kit: Pumpkin Spice by Dana Conditt & Lorene Hill
Fonts: Calisto MT (shadowed), Casua Shopsign
Journaling: Sand-sculpting requires a special blend of sand that's heavy with silt. It helps bind the tiny particles of sand together when mixed with water. Each competitor is allotted 10 tons, delivered from a local sand pit. The competition is a timed event. Sculptors have only 21 hours, spread over three days, to complete their work. Competitors are allowed to use their own carving tools. To achieve heights of up to 20 feet, sculptors build steps using temporary forms. Artists can use the lower forms to stand on as they carve downward and remove the forms as they go. No structural components are permitted in the completed work. The sculptures must endure whatever nature has in store throughout the competition. Wind is often a bigger obstacle than rain. Finished works can be sprayed with a mixture of glue and water to form a thin protective veneer.
Photographs: I received these photos in an email, so I am not sure who originally took them.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

K-Joi Studios has a new Creative Team member...

Wooo-hooo! I've been asked to be a Creative Team member for K-Joi Studios. It's truly an honor to create for this very talented group of designers! We have loads of fun in the plethora of challenges there, too. Hop on over to K-Joi and enjoy yourself. See you there...

Winter Chill

Kit: Winter Chill by Adelina Biswas
Tempus Sans ITC

Product Links:
Scrap-n-Tag Shop

Winter Chill
Winter Chill QPs

Friday, November 21, 2008


This month's Lyrics Challenge at K-Joi Studios has us creating a layout using all or part of the song,"Faces" by Ed Leonard from the album "So This is Love;" 2006. This one was kind of a struggle for me, so I chose not to use photographs but instead used pictures of angels.

Title: Angels
Template: Rue Beinville by Rachael Hudnall
Kits: Rue Beinville by Rachael Hudnall, Club Daisie by SGE (angel pictures)
Font: Ruritania
Journaling: Excerpt from "Faces" by Ed Leonard from the album "So This is Love;" 2006
I see the stories of the ones that I love.
They're staring back at me through pictures I have.
In their eyes they're asking me to remember them and their
Standing ovations of love.

Scripture Challenge - Isaiah 58:11

I truly enjoyed this month's Scripture Challenge at K-Joi Studios. The verse we worked with is awesome, and I always love including photos of my grandchildren in my layouts. I changed the quickpage color from green to blue and then embellished it with wintry items in icy blue colors. If you'd like to join in on this challenge, you'll find the link below in my data.

Title: Isaiah 58:11
Template: Scripture Challenge QP by Lori Imel (recolored)
Kit: Christmas Around the World 2007 by Blueys Creative Corner
Journaling: And the LORD will guide thee continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. Isaiah 58:11

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Turkey Cheeseball Recipe

Template: November 2008 Template Challenge Template by Julie Cohen
Kit: Animals of the Zoo Collection 2 - Kenny Koala by Julie Cohen
Font: Arial Narrow

2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
6 ounces deli smoked turkey, finely chopped
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

3 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons milk
Brown, orange and yellow paste food coloring
6 large oval crackers
1 large sweet red pepper
1 small yellow summer squash
1 cup pecan halves
Assorted crackers

In a small mixing bowl, beat the first six ingredients until combined. Shape into a ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Divide among four small bowls. With food coloring, tint one bowl brown, one dark orange and one light orange
(using yellow and orange); leave one bowl plain. Transfer each mixture to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of each bag.

Winter Chill kit...NEW...& a FREEBIE

Adelina Biswas is now proudly designing for the Scrap-n-Tag shop. Her new kit "Winter Chill" is available exclusively in the SNT shop, with an introductory 25% discount. Be sure to hurry on over there and pick it up while it's on sale!

And here's a QP (quickpage) Freebie from me to you. Just click on the image to be taken to the download area. However, with the new changes at 4shared, please leave your comments/lovin' here on my blog if you download it. Thanks!

New Releases from Deco Pages...

Fall La La by Scrappygirl Designs

Blue Willow QP's by Retro Designs

Wow, there are some super special new releases at the Deco Pages shop! If you're just starting to make your holiday gifts or are already in the midst of creating, you'll want to stock up on these delightful designs for your scrapbooking and/or hybrid toolbox. Just click on the preview picture above to be taken to the product. Have FUN!