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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sorry I've been absent, but ,,,

I do have an excuse for not posting!  On April 19, on my newly constructed SAFER front staircase, klutzy me managed to fall and break my arm!  It was immobilized in a splint at Belton Urgent Care that evening, and I got my cast on Monday, April 25.  I now can type with left hand + one finger on the right hand, which has definitely increased my speed, but not my accuracy --- mouse on the left is STRANGE!  I will be posting again when I have acquired a little more accuracy with the mouse.  An, with the begginning of May comes as whole new list of challenges at DSDI .  Go check out my gallery there

I have been able to keep up with the Amazing Digi Scrap Race at DSISB.  Fortunately, I had completed both of the challenges for last week, before I broke arm.  I got 6.9 done on Easter Sunday and 6.10 is an intersection, which I contributed to, and my partner is completed.  This is a new partner which I got last Tuesday, just before I broke my arm.  She had surgery on her foot that same day, so we are both in casts!  But still working! 

Here is my ADSR Challenge 6.9
Digital Credits:  DSDI Collab ANYTHING GOES; Fonts  - Penmanship Pri nt, and TechnoHeavy

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bonnie Blou Designs REFRESH

I just LOVE this color palette so much, I have now done 4 layouts using it:

This is my Rockin' Around the Clock challenge entry ...

This is my ADSR 6.5 entry ...

This layout uses an ADD ON kit which is available for participating in
The Works challenge for April at DSDI

Here is the preview to Bonnie's lovely kit: 

it also has an alpha sold separately: 

Go check these out at the DSDI store  - there are lot of great designers there!

FREEBIES coming our way from the Pink Ladies at DSDI

Starting Friday, April 15, there will be exclusive freebies to be collected from all the Facebook pages of the Pink Ladies of DSDI!  Go check them out ...

Here's a SNEAK PEEK at the color palette ...

Here are all the pages - go LIKE them all so you will be ready for the HOP!
DSDI Fan Page

Jen C Designs

ooh ~n~ ahh designs

Bonnie Blou Designs


Moments In Time Scraps

3 Lil Monsters

Daphadilly Art

Studio Demo

Bean Bunny

Simple Girl Scraps

Our first intersection!

My partner Mira and I had to do a combined layout for our ADSR 6.4 challenge.  One partner provided photos and journaling, and the other completed the layout.  I sent Mira some photos from our trip to the Outer Banks in 2009, and this is what she did with them:

If you think you recognize some of the elements - you might!  I suggested my favorite beach kit to her
Ginger Scraps BEACH GLASS (I've been using it since 2008 when I collected it as a freebie!)  It is available as a freebie at the Ginger Scraps store

Other digital credits:  Kit: Beach Glass by Ginger Scraps

Peppercorn: Pepper It by Merkeley Designs
Schooner: Ahoy Matey blogtrain by Scrap N Pices (flags altered)
Coin, Anchor, Shell, Splatter, Rusted Wire, Journal Tag all came from the Pirates Not Allowed blogtrain. (colored)

I enjoyed looking at those photos SO MUCH that I had to do a new layout with them too:

Digital Credits:  Ginger Scraps BEACH GLASS; K Cameron CU Fabric Overlay; font - Segoe Print
Photo taken on the beach on Ocracoke Island 5.6.2009. also on the beach on Hatteras Island 5.12.2009

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bonnie Blou's newest kit REFRESH

I love the cool mix of greens in Bonnie's new kit called REFRESH ... It's available at the Digi Scrap Drive In store

Here is my layout created with photos taken 4.20.2010 - I saw my first Foxglove (the flower in the photos) blooming yesterday, not too far from the location where the photos were taken last year!  It's amazing what Texas wildflowers can do, even with NO RAIN in months! 

I really enjoyed working with the elements in Bonnie Blou Designs REFRESH!  The only thing I added that was not part of the kit was the font (Segoe Print) for the title!

Monday, April 4, 2011

ANYTHING GOES from the Pink Ladies at DSDI

Part of my job as a Paper Shaker at DSDI is to create with the Collaborations each month done by the wonderful Pink Ladies over at DSDI.  This month they have created a beautiful antique neutral kit called ANYTHING GOES!  I immediately thought of the scan I had of my parents' wedding party ... I had scanned it several years ago to make a scrapbook for mom.  I had color corrected it to make it Black and White, and I had to re-do it in order to antique it again, but I like the results!

Here is my layout! 

The collaboration kit is just absolutely full of really functional pieces ...

Be sure to head over to DSDI store and check it out

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I've been busy again

I am at Rockin' R Retreat Center in Temple with my friends from The Heart of Texas Scrapbook Club!  I arrived about 5 p.m. on Thursday, and have 4 layouts to my credit so far: 

DSDI has a new designer Amy of 3 Lil Monsters.  I did a layout for one of her new kits WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD yesterday!  Be sure to check out Amy's store at DSDI HERE

Here's my layout with the kit: