seeing the world as poki sees it!

Friday, December 31, 2010

All Dressed Up for Christmas ....

My house is ... I took these pictures on Dec 22 after I got the last of the presents wrapped.  Right after this picture was taken I packed them all up in boxes and bags to take to Mom's house and my room looked bare again!

I always hate to "undecorate" so I think I will leave my stuff out for a few more days!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010

I wasn't able to get a picture of the entire family on Christmas Eve.  Gaby (who is only 6 months old) seemed to think it was nap time right after we opened our presents - can't imagine why! 

Mike has loaded the pictures he took at Mom's on Christmas Eve (I haven't!!!) so I used 3 of his pictures to do a SPEED SCRAP at Ginger Scraps on Monday night.

Digital Credits:  All supplies came from DSO Color Challenge Dec 2010 kits by Jen C Designs, Moni, Joni Gray, Kim B and Sky.  Thanks, ladies for sharing you time and talent so freely!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I've updated ...

I have added additional layouts to both my DSDI Gallery list (Dec 14)  and my DSO Gallery list.(Dec 19)  Check them out!

Just a quick look ...

I took a quick look at my files of digital projects this year, and found that I have produced well over

600 projects
in 2010

I think I'm going to give myself the next week off!  Yeah, right!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

DSO Challenges for December

Advertisement Challenge
Digital Credits: Jen Yurko Queen of the Patch (paper, pumpkins); Marbie Stone (wordart); Desert Designs Happy Halloween (ribbon, bow); Font - Cindy
Photos are all 5 of Blake's Halloween costumes - so far!
Card Challenge

Digital Credits: Jen C Designs WINTER'S DAY; Delicious Scraps GOLD BRACKET; Joni Gray DSO CC DEC 2010; Font - Cindy

DEC 2010 Desktop Challenge

Digital Credits: Joni Gray DSO CC Dec 2010 (striped paper, flower); Marie D - First Noel DSO CC Dec 2010 (snowflake paper); Bunny Cates (grid); Mad Genius Designs - BRRR! (snowglobe base - recolored); Font - Cindy

Snowglobe was created from my photo of the ONE AND ONLY snow so far in 2010 - Feb 23!

DEC 2010 Template Challenge

Digital Credits - color palette taken from DSO CC 2010. (I created my own backgrounds); frame - Gunhild Storeide CU shabby frame (recolored); string Delicious Scraps Awesome Autumn (recolored, reshaped); font - Cindy (title), TechnoHeavy (photo op lists);

Photo was taken of me behind the camera (I'm there pretty often!) by my friend Rita W from Minneapolis at the Angel Company Escape Seminar in San Antonio, Jan 2009. By the way, I took one of her at the same time! Dueling cameras! smile
December 2010 Font Challenge

Digital Credits: Cuddlebeez "I Believe" (background) , and "joy of Christmas" (frame & bow); Font - AB Nirvana; Photo - my sister Sandy, her grandson Blake (4) and granddaughter Gabrielle (10 days old)

DEC 2010 Photography Challenge - explain our edit process:

Digital Credit - Jen C Designs WINTER'S DAY (background); Font - TechnoHeavy; Layout at bottom right: Ginger Scraps Whoville; Redju CU buttons and bows; Font - cindy, TechnoHeavy

December 2010 Quote Challenge

Digital Credits - Jolly Kids Creations DOTTY CHRISTMAS; Font - Cindy.
Photo - Blake's first Christmas, 2006.

DEC 2010 Scraplift Challenge - we were given a layout to lift!

Digital Credits: Joni Gray DSO CC Sept 2009 (frames); Kimberly Cameron FABRIC OVERLAY (Background); Font - Snell Bd BT

The photos were taken at the Tyler Rose Garden, Sept 2, 2008, in the middle of a rainstorm caused by Hurricane Gustav! I was standing in the garden with camera in one hand and umbrella in the other! Great photos with raindrops on them ... love it!
December 2010 Recipe Layout Challenge  - we were given a list of items to include in the layout

Digital Credits:

Paper: Kimberly Cameron Fabric Overlay (solid); Jone Gray DSO CC Dec 2010 (stripes); Sky A Texas Christmas DSO CC Dec 2010 (stars); Elements: Sky A Texas Christmas (barbed wire, snow cowboy, Texas tag, ribbon); Heavens Designz (button); Freesia (flower) Journaling font: TechnoHeavy

Photo: UNEDITED photo of the Alamo taken 1.22.2009 in San Antonio. Yes, the grass was really GREEN!
Dec 2010 Ad Challenge

Dec 2010 ABC-Album Challenge  - Not just a Cat - a "BFF!"  (Letter C)

Digital Credits: Joni Gray DSO Sept 08 color pallette & papers; Joni Gray Amanda (journaling tag); Rosey Toes All Stars (star button - recolored to match palette); Nothng but Freebies A Little Bit Friday 25 (ribbon/bow - recolored to match pallette)

December 2010 Frame-It challenge  Another part of OUTDOOR TREASURES by Dinphy

Digital Credits - Dinphy OUTDOOR TREASURES Frame 3; Font - Cindy Loo Who

December 2010 Color Challenge

Digital Credits - Jen C Designs WINTER'S DAY; Sky A TEXAS CHRISTMAS DSO CC Dec 2010 (bow-recolored); Font - cindy loo who; Photo - "borrowed" from the Internet

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Photo cube - Gabby!

I'm making Photo cubes for Mom, Sandy, and Bryan's family with small versions of layouts that I have done with Gabby's pictures.  I will load what Blogger will allow tonight, and then come back tomorrow and try again!

Digital Credits: Jolly Kids Creations Dotty Christmas
I have to do some research before I can load up the rest of the layouts for this project!

Photo Cube - Blake

I'm making some photo cubes for Mom, Sandy, Bryan's family, and Julie's family for Christmas.  I'm using small versions of layouts I did of Blake and Gaby this year: 

Here's Blakes' layouts:

 Digital Credits:  A Work in Progress - School Rules

Digital Credits: Joni Gray, Christmas Star (paper); Redju Designs (button/ribbon - recolored); Hippiedaze Christmas wordart (This the season circle); NT - Tabitha

Digital Credit - DSDI Collab Merry & Bright
DIGITAL CREDITS: ADSDesigners Cornucopia of Colors; collaborative- The Scrappin Cop Nancy at Scrappy Cats Designs; Heavenly Crafts; Kelly at Lake Night Scraps;  Alpha - ADSD Cjoz; Other elements - City Scribe Scraps

Digital Credits: Marbie Stone; Jen Yurko Patch Queen
The last piece is not in an on-line gallery, and blogger is not cooperating tonight to allow me to load it from my computer.  I don't have the digital credits readily available, so I will have to do some research before I load it!

Christmas gift for Mom

I'm doing a pair of framed layouts for Mom for Christmas:

Left piece:

Digital Credits: Linda at Bon Scrapatit Fall Splendor kit; RR Harvest blessings clusters;
Word Art - MINE!!!
Right Piece:
DIGITAL CREDITS: (paper) Linda at Bon Scrapatit; Raspberry Road Harvest Blessings (cluster); Dewnie Christmas Treasures (poinsettia and frame - recolored); Fonts Snell BD BT, TechnoHeavy, Times New Roman

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

DSDI Monthly Challenges - December 2010

Alphabet Soup - Letter L

Altered Art - card

Digital Credits - Polka Dot Christmas (dotted paper); Judy's Scraps (ribbon and bow); Font - Skinny dip
Photo from our only snowfall in 2010 (Feb. 23)

Blast From The Past - old picture, new treatment

Digital Credits: Jen C Designs WINTER'S DAY; Joni Gray DSO CC Dec 2010 (it's the same color palette designed by Jen C): Marie FIRST NOEL DSO CC Dec 2010; Fonts: Ballantine Serial, Techno

Photo: poki (on left), Sandy (sister in middle), Julie (niece on right), Mom (seated) Christmas Day 2000. My nephew Bryan didn't come back on Christmas Day although we were expecting him. Mike very kindly took the photo with my very first digital camera, a Sony Mavica!
Can you dig it

Cover Tunes - scraplift challenge
selected for the HOT STUFF GALLERY at DSDI
Digital Credits Mad Genius Designs BRRR!; (snowflakes) Scrap n tubes CU snowflakes; Font - Cindy!
photo - our one and only snow so far in 2010!

Cool Tunes - layout based on lyrics
from "Seasons of Love" (Rent)

Digital Credits: MGD January Love; Font - Ballantine Serial

Photos:  My aunt & uncle's family  (top) Taken at 50th Anniversary party in 2008 (bottom) wedding picture 1958; family not sure when; photo for newspaper announcement of Anniversary Party 2008

Go For Pinks and Blues -
the color palette was taken from this kit Dotty Christmas

Digital Credits: Jolly Kids Creations Dotty Christmas

Get With It

Its A Fad  -
uses a DSDI Collaborative Kit called Merry and Bright
It's my great nephew Blake writing his own letter to Santa last Saturday morning!

Digital Credit - DSDI Collab Merry & Bright

Made in the Shade - template challenge
Template provided by a DSDI designer
Digital Credits: Janet B Designs/Mistica Designs Autumn Glory; Kimberly Cameron CU fabric overlay (one of my FAVORITES - I love the texture it adds!) Font - Cindy
Picture this

Off the line - given the quote to work with

DIGITAL CREDITS: (paper) Linda at Bon Scrapatit; Raspberry Road Harvest Blessings (cluster); Dewnie Christmas Treasures (poinsettia and frame - recolored); Fonts Snell BD BT, TechnoHeavy, Times New Roman
I framed this one for Mom for Christmas

Order Up
Each participant given list of things to include:  my list contained
spotty paper, stitching, staple, button, ribbon, one photo, an alpha, and journaling!

Digital Credits: Ginger Scraps Whoville; Redju CU Buttons and Bows; Font - Cindy

Picture This -
a Christmas Layout
I made it to match my Order Up layout

Digital Credits: Ginger Scraps Whoville; Redju CU buttons and bows; Font - cindy, TechnoHeavy

Radioactive - font challenge 
selected for the HOT STUFF GALLERY

Picture are from the garden at Pam's house in San Saba County, Sept 16, 2010

Digital Credits:

(frame) Janet B Designs Autumn Glory (recolored)
(ribbon) Gunhild Storeide
(leaves) Scrappin Cop Cornucopia of Colors
(flower) J Carson Autumn Mix CU

Rock Around The Clock

The works 
selected for the HOT STUFF GALLERY

Digital Elements: The Works Mini for December 2010

What’s cooking good looking - recipe card
This card is also going in my Angel Recipe Swap album for 2011

Digital Credits (paper) Pumpkin Patch Christmas Treasures; (candy) DSDI Collab Merry and Bright; (snowman) CuddleBeez A Little Bit of Christmas
Fonts: Cindy Loo Who; Techno

My December contributions to DSDI

10 - 10 - 10 Challenges:  Ten days of making TOP 10 lists

10 things I hate about you -
selected for the  HOT STUFF GALLERY at DSDI

Digital Credits Mad Genius Designs/Nibbles Skribbles MISTER
10 Favorite Places  -
selected for the  HOT STUFF GALLERY at DSDI
Digital credits: paper Kimberly Cameron CU fabric overlay (recolored from picture 8) template - MINE!
Fonts: Cindy, Techno Heavy.

10 Best Memories of 2010

Digital Credits: (paper) Kimberly Cameron CU fabric overlay (recolored); (string) Delicious Scraps Awesome Autumn; (frame) Lisa Minor DSDI Zoo Spirit (recolored); Fonts: Cindy, TechnoHeavy
10 Best Photos
Digital Credits: Mad Genius Designs (paper) BRRR; Kimberly Cameron CU fabric overlay; MY template; Font - Cindy'
10 Most Memorable Events -
selected for the HOT STUFF GALLERY at DSDI
Digital Credits: Lukasmommy Scrapathon Colour Challenge papers; Mad Genius Designs (glitter) BRRR!; Delicious Scraps (frame- recolored) Awesome Autumn; Fonts - TechnoHeavy, Times New Roman, Signature
10 Favorite TV Shows
Digital Credits: MGD January Love
Font - TechnoHeavy (one of my all time favorites!)
10 Favorite Songs
Digital Credits: Mad Genius Designs BRRR; scalloped mask made from Sandie Krieger Rough Rider; labels from JanetB/Mistica Designs Autumn Glory (recolored from BRRR color palette); music score Joni Gray

Monday, December 13, 2010

November Challenges at DSDI

Alphabet Soup (ABC Challenge)
Digital credits: scalloped mat Mommy Me Time LONE STAR addon (recolored); bracket Ginger Scraps BEACH GLASS

Altered Art (The Art Of Changing It Up)
The theme was "something you miss"

Digital Credits: digimom, Summer Blues (paper); MDD, Oceans of Love (mask); Bunny Cates, DSO CC Aug 08; Font - Ballantine serial; Photo - Ocracoke Island, NC, May 6, 2010

Blast From The Past (Scrapping The Years Gone By)
Julie (my niece) and Joe's Wedding - Sept 28, 2002
Digital Credit - background Janet B Designs Autumn Glory (recolored) ; heart - Linda at Bon Scrapatit, Summer Wedding: bookplates - The Scrapping Cop; Fonts - Ballantine Serial, Arial Condensed

Can you dig it (Advert Challenge)
Given an advertisement as inspiration
Digital Credits - Janet B/Mistica AUTUMN GLORY; (stitches) Mad Genius Designs MISTER; frame - Laura Burger DSO CC Nov 2010; FONT - VTC Letterer Pro, Techno Heavy

Cover Tunes (Scraplift)

Digital Credits: Kimberly Cameron fabric overlay (I love this one and use it all the time!!!); Polka Dot Pixels, Bluberry Hill (recolored orange with blue polka dots); Mommy Me Time Scrapper, Lone Star Add On (I used one of the papers to create a mask to make the blue frame!) Marie at Free Digital Scrapbooking, Bandana alphabet (recolored - hers was red) ; Fonts: Brush Script MT & Antigone-Compact
Cool Tunes (Lyric Challenge)

Go For Pinks and Blues (Colour Challenge)

Digital credits:  Joni Gray Christmas Star (paper); Redjue Designs (button/ribbon - recolored); hippiedaze Christmas wordart (This is the season circle); Font - tabitha

Get With It (Desktop runs 14-13)

Its A Fad (FOTM)

Made in the Shade (Template)
Digital Credits: Mad Genius Designs/Nibbles Skribbles, Mister for 90% of layout; I only added a bow - Fishinmom Designs (recolored), and flowers - J Carson Autumn Mix (recolored) Fonts - Scribble and TechnoHeavy; The photo almost got me arrested!

Picture this (Photo Challenge)

Digital Credits: Background - Mad Genius Designs and Nibbles Scribbles Mister; Other elements: tag- Anne Langpap 2 peas; frame-Delicious Scraps gold bracket; button - Scrap Shana Fall Splendor; ribbon - Willow Grace Fall Spendor; butterfly - Feistal Crazy Beautiful.; Word Art - mine; Font - Ballantine Serial

Photo - Sunset May 13, 2009 on the causeway between Nags Head, NC and Manteo, NC on Roanoke Island. The photo is unedited - I couldn't paint the sky more beautiful than it was that day!
Off the line (Quote Challenge)

Digital credits: Sandie Krieger ROUGH RIDERS (i used one of her papers to create a mask - the scalloped edge paper, but I didn't actually used her paper!); all papers and elements are from Mad Genius Designs BRRR! (Thanks, Jewel) Fonts - TechnoHeavy, Signboard
Order Up! (Come on in and place your order!)
Each participant places an order and is given a list of elements to include in layout!

DIGITAL CREDITS: Joni Gray, The Lake House

FONTS: TechnoHeavy, VTC Letter Pro (used ot make the Alpha for the title!)

Radioactive (Font) - Echo.ttf 
Background Mad Genius Designs MISTER (layered Kimberly Cameron FABRIC OVERLAY, and Humbug Overlay over MGD cardstock and merged); strip, stitches, clip MDG Mister (some recolored with MISTER'S color palette); bow - Janet B Designs/Mistica Designs AUTUMN GLORY (recolored with MISTER color palette); tag - Delicious Scraps AWESOME AUTUMN (recolored with MISTER color palette); Clipping mask - made by ME!; Font - Echo (challenge font) and TechnoHeavy (one of my favorites)

Rock Around The Clock (Progressive Challenge)

Digital Credits: paper, stitches Mad Genius Designs/Nibbles Scribbles MISTER available here at DSDI store (I bought the bundle because I love these colors!) cluster made with elements from JCarson AUTUMN MIX
Spice it up (Elements)
Digital Credits:  Janet B Designs/Mistica Designs Autumn Glory

The works (Mini Kit)
DIGITAL CREDITS: The Works Mini by Janet B; Fonts- Ballantine Serial, Techno; Photo - the day my sister came home from the hospital. I was just a few days shy of 3 years old, and I was so proud! I love this picture!
What’s cooking good looking (recipe challenge)

Digital Credit: Collab Autumn Glory Janet B Designs (Some elements were recolored to match photos) - used frame, patterned paper, scatter, string, bow, tag; Alpha - KJOI contest entry 2008 (no designer information provided in download that I have, but TOU said no credit needs to be given)

Digital Credits: All elements from Mad Genius Designs BRRR! (Craft Paper) Be sure to check out all the products in this collection!