seeing the world as poki sees it!

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


Friday, July 22, 2011

TWO Blog Trains this weekend

I am participating in two blog hops  this weekend! 

3 Li'l Monsters Designs IT'S A PARTY blog train - freebies for the Daily Downoad kit! 
(posted July 22, 2011)


DSDI July Blog Hop
Kits and add-on Freebies available!
(posted July 21, 2011)

Another BLOG HOP ... Saturday, July 23

Wow!  Amy of 3 Li'l Monsters Designs has had a busy month of celebrating over at her blog - it's her birthday this month!  Happy Birthday, Amy!  But everyone else is getting the presents!  I hope you have been collecting her special IT'S A PARTY kit from her blog ... if you have missed some days of the DAILY DOWNLOAD, be sure you are signed up for Amy's newsletter you will get a "second chance" on all the pieces.  Sign up here

Amy's Creative Team has been busy too ... we've all made freebies using  IT'S A PARTY!  Here are the freebies you can collect for this kit, along with blog address where you can find them on Saturday, July 23.








Here is my IT'S A PARTY freebie (actually there are two, one with shadows and one without)

available here

 ps_3LM_IMPcluster.png (no shadows)
available here
While you are at my 4-shared account, you can also get a "second chance" on my QUICK PAGE that was offered earlier this month on 3 Li'l Monsters webpage - the day that I was introduced as a member of her Creative Team.  Here is the

I originally made this frame for a layout of the Lilac Festival in Highland Park, Rochester NY for my vacation album.  Each of the 9 blocks had a different variety (and color) of lilac in it.  Then I reworked it with paper from Amy's kit YOU GIVE ME WINGS behind the frame, and a photo that Mike took of me the day before my cast was removed.  The journaling on the tag reads:

"poki SURVIVED 8 weeks in a cast and created 62 layouts one handed!"

I challenged my friends over at DSDI to create one layout using only their NON-DOMINANT hand ... no takers yet!  Not even a nibble ...  Actually, I'm quite happy using my mouse with the left hand, and have not moved it back in the month since the cast has been gone!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

DSDI Blog Hop

The Pink Ladies and Paper Shakers at Digi Scraps Drive In have a beautiful new collaboration to share with you.  Here are the previews to the kits in the Blog Hop, and also my contribution, a Quick Page using 4 of the kits and Jen C Designs CU template called SINGULAR FOCUS!  I just love the color palette and went to work right away with it when I got it last night! 

Giggly Polka Dots

 Jen C Designs
 Melly Scraps

 Cjoy2Day Designs
 Simple Girl Scraps

 And here's my contribution - a Quick Page!  (To use my qp, open a new project, add the photo on a new layer, than place the png over it and adjust picture to fit!)

Made by poki!

My friend Mary wanted to contribute a Quick Page as well but she doesn't have a blog, so I am hosting her page as well.  Here is her contribution ... enjoy

And here are a few more links from Pink Ladies  and Paper Shakers


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Template Challenge at 3 Li'l Monsters FB

Here is a layout I created with 3 Li'l Monsters Designs kit ACROSS THE PICKET FENCE for her template challenge on Facebook. 

My friend Pat, who is the owner of these adorable dogs, just loved this layout, and has already requested a copy for personal printing!  (I did send it her way last night - the photos were hers!)

You can go visit 3 Li'l Monsters Facebook page here, and get the template as a FREEBIE!  If you use it, enter to win a kit from Amy ...  here is link to 3LM's page

If you would like to purchase the kit. you can get it at Stuff to Scrap here

Daily Download has begun!

There is a Daily Download which started today over at 3 Li'l Monsters Designs web page.  It's a great birthday kit - and I for one, cannot have too many birthday kits!  I've been making digital birthday cards for family and friends on FACEBOOK, and having papers and elements on hand has been terrific!  I actually created an invitation to my BUNCO UN-BIRTHDAY party with this kit the other day. 

Later in the week there will be add-ons to this kit from 3LM's Creative Team.  Be sure to go to 3LM's Facebook page to get directions to the freebies

Friday, July 15, 2011

It's A Party

Amy of 3 Li'l Monsters has a birthday this month ... so everyone on her Creative Team is throwing her a DIGITAL birthday party all month.  There are freebies on her blog, challenges on her FB page, and FUN, FUN, FUN!  I hope you will join in!!!

I created a QUICK PAGE using YOU GIVE ME WINGS which you can download from 3LM's blog - I was featured over there this week. 

This is the layout I created to introduce myself, using Amy's kit WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

This is my original page from which I created my QUICK PAGE for the BLOG FREEBIES .

Isn't that cast just lovely - the photo was taken on June 12 (the day before the cast CAME OFF) - Mike made me go sit on the step that BROKE MY ARM for the photo!

Here's the preview for my freebie from YOU GIVE ME WINGS  but you will have to go visit 3 Li'l Monster's blog to pick it up

Thursday, July 14, 2011


3 Li'l Monsters has a great new kit at Stuff to Scrap called Across the Picket Fence.  She made some delicious masking templates (like the one I used here!)

Her mini and template pack are part of Stuff to Scrap's July BUILD A KIT (a collaboration of several STS designers using the same color palette!)  Go check it out at the STS store