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Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Best of 3 Li'l Monsters Designs DSD Blog Hop

Just thought I would pop in to say that there will be a BLOG HOP for the Best of 3 Li'l Monsters Designs on Friday, November 4.  Each of her CT members took a different kit, and since there is a cute new "li'l man" in my life - Chase Anthony Tobias -born on Oct 19, I picked Amy's kit called MISTER MOON!  Here are my previews for the  blog hop - I have two freebies, a QP and a cluster frame. 

      You can purchase Amy's lovely kit MISTER MOON at  Stuff to Scrap or at Scrappity-Doo-Dah

Download HERE

Download HERE

You can follow this HOP LIST if you get lost ...

poki's photo projects - YOU ARE HERE!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

3 Li'l Monsters BREAKFAST IN BED

3 Li'l Monsters Designs released BREAKFAST IN BED on 11/1 as part of the Build-A-Kit at Stuff to Scrap  (Be sure to see both parts!) - each part is just $1.74!  WOW!

Papers: 20, including 6 solids (cardstock) and 14 patterned

Elements:  40 in *.png format

There is also a cute story at the STS store about Amy's husband's early (at 4 yrs old) aspirations to be a chef (he is one now!)  Maybe this kit can provide you with a vehicle to memorialize some of your childhood stories too ... it was the perfect choice for my "blue cookie" pictures.  Blake was spending the weekend with his Nana, my sister Sandy - he was only 14 months old and had very little experience with iced cookies.  Aunt poki brought him some cookies with BLUE icing - Nana was smart enough to take his shirt off before he got a cookie, because she knew he would be wearing the blue icing before he was done, and he was!!!


Jen C Designs has a new template grab bag available at  Digi Scraps Drive In available Nov 1 - 17 at the super low price of only $3.99.  She makes amazing templates that are SO easy to work with ... I can't ever pass up one of these grab bags!  (and I'm lucky to be a new member of her Creative Team, so I never have to miss another one!!!)

I made a layout using Block Building (top left - one of 16 templates in this grab bag!) and her kit SHABBY SPRING!

Go check out my FB page to see what else I've been up to lately

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Birthday, DSDI

Here's a quick page created by Paper Shaker tanni (Mary)  for the BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP

You can collect it here

Here are the links to the entire blog hop
poki's photoprojects --- you are here!

Digi Scraps Drive In is 2 years old!

And we are celebrating all month long ...

It all kicks off on Thursday, Sept 8 with a blog hop! 
I'll be back soon  with a QP contribution for tanni (Mary S) a DSDI Paper Shaker

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

3 Li'l Monsters has a great new kit SUNSHINE LEMONADE

Amy at 3 Li'l Monsters Designs released her newest kit SUNSHINE LEMONADE at both Digi Scraps Drive In and Stuff to Scrap on Monday.  I've been busy working on layouts to promote the kit. 

 My first layout was created with a NON-THEME topic.

I really love these photos that I took at Zilker Gardens a few years ago ... the water lilies seemed to be the only thing fourishing in the heat of the Texas summer!  This is the layout that I entered into the GO FOR THE PINKS (color challenge) at DSDI which Amy is hosting!  You should go check out the challenges there.

I thought I really needed to do a THEMED layout as well, so I created this one for the Recipe Challenge at Stuff to Scrap which Amy is also hosting. 

I didn't have any photos that would work here so I did an internet search for some stock photos and found these two great photos at and  They "fit the bill" perfectly I think.

Amy has a FaceBook Fan exclusive Add-On for this kit on her FaceBook page ...  I love the touches of cherry red here! 

This morning I woke up thinking about this add-on, so the first thing I did was create a frame using one of the papers from the kit, and elements from this Add-On.  It will be available shortly here on my blog as a freebie ... I have to go load them at 4shared.  Both are *.png files with transparent opening to fit easily over your favorite summer celebration photos! 

No shadows on this one - click on image to download
This one has embossed frame and drop shadows - click on image to download!
Hope you enjoy my Freebies!


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Nice Surprise!

I had a nice surprise - a layout I did in July was nominated for Layout of the Month at STUFF TO SCRAP - go check it out at the forum