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Tis the Season 

Are you enjoying this Christmas Season?
I know I am.
I have had so much fun making things and enjoying being with my family. 

Here is a look at a new Christmas kit by Nibbles Skribbles

 Look at all this yummy awesomeness.

Here is a peek at each part of this kit.

Here is my page. I'm liking the Project Life inspired pages more and more.
I think the linear-ness of this theme really suits my style. 

Here are a few pics of other things I've been doing.....on my Silhouette of course! 



What are you THANKFUL for?
Isn't that the question we all ask or are asked of this time of year. 
So naturally having a
scrapbooking kit is ideal.

Take a peek at this new kit by Nibbles Skribbles.
There are many elements that work for Thanksgiving and
many elements for everyday, chocolate in your face kinda days. 

First off...here is a look at the kit.
Remember you can click on the image to be taken to
Nibbles Skribbles store where you can pick this up.

Now look at my 'chocolate in your face' kinda page.




It's 5o'clock somewhere and someone is ready for a

So this is a drinking themed kit, but at my house are are not the drinking bunch.
You still must check out the wonderful collection of colors in this kit, they can be used for many things.
See my page as an example.
(Love the hexagon page)

Be sure to click on the link to pick this up at Nibbles Skribbles store.


New Love!!!!

A few years back I heard about this COOL machine that I knew I needed.
But did I really need it?
This machine could cut out almost anything.
But I already have scissors, so did I need a machine to cut?
I knew that this would be an expensive purchase and my only hope was to convince
someone or lots of someones to help get it for me.

Well, this year was the year.
For my Birthday I was given the Silhouette Cameo!
I am in LOVE with it.

So far I have created items for my home, gifts for loved ones, and cards to share.
I also have earned a little cash on the side by making items for an organization.
I am having FUN!
LOVE this ALL!!!


Today's post is really brought to you because I want to share with you some of this FUN stuff.
 My 15yo son is a Star Wars fan and for his birthday he suggested I make him some SW vinyl for his walls.
I could not find any pre-designed images for Star Wars, so I needed to find an image to create a cut file of.
I'm slowly getting this hang of this and was excited to be able to make it work.

Here is what I came up with.

And here is what it looks like on my kiddo's wall.
...and what birthday could be complete with out treats....
(awesome Peanut Butter Vaders)

I said I was sharing...so click on the cut-out image to download studio files of all three.
Enjoy, and may the Force be with You.


iDSD and a New Monthly Kit

Do you have a little extra time to play this weekend?
It is International Digital Scrapbook Day!!!! 

That means there are lots of happenings all over the web. 
LOTS of inspirations
LOTS of new product
LOTS of games
LOTS of fun

MouseScrappers is holding a Digital Scrapbook Day Event and Mad for the Mouse 
will be hosting a few Events, and there will be giveaways on the Mad for the Mouse Designs Facebook Page! Make sure you have "liked" Mad for the Mouse!
Here is a look at what is happening at MouseScrappers.

So...it is a new month and that means there is a new
Group Therapy collection at DigiScrap Addicts.
is a collection for all your photographing pics, or anything in general.

Each month, the design team will work with the same theme and palette to create a collection of amazing products! They will be selling them for $1.79 each, or $1.29 during the first weeks!
You can Mix and Match from 14 designers and more than 100 products to create your kit your way!

Here is my page for your enjoyment.


Choo Choo

All aboard and get on track for a new kit.
is Nibbles Skribbles newest kit.
Be sure to click on the link or picture to check out all the add-ons that complete this kit.

 I love that there is a wide range of colors in this kit. The greens were perfect for our family train ride.


Shark Bait

Shark Bait
 is a new kit out today by Mad For The Mouse
It is all about Nemo! ...so just keep swimming...

Check it out.

I had fun making this page with it. :)  It's all about the current game on my iPod.

Also with Halloween coming up, make sure to check out

Here is another page I made with it. I used the template challenge #188 at MouseScrappers.

Coming up....
MouseScrappers is holding a Digital Scrapbook Day Event and Mad for the Mouse 
will be hosting a few Events, and there will be giveaways on the Mad for Mouse Designs Facebook Page! Make sure you have "liked" Mad for the Mouse!

And to round out the day, one more look at

Grab my set of freebies while you can.

Here are a few more CT members with freebies you may want to check out.



Can you believe the year is winding down.
We are in the last few months of 2013 and need to start thinking about Christmas Gifts,
if you haven't already. 
Last year I made calendars for my whole family.

NINE calendars, well, really only two, but then printed nine times.
It has been fun looking at family photos each month. 
I used the templates from Nibbles Skribbles and it was quick and easy.
If you are interested in making calendars, then check out



Yep, it's that time of year. Are you ready?

Today I have TWO FALL kits to share with you.  They are oh so different. But still feel like fall.

First up...is

This is Nibbles Skribbles addition to the Group Therapy collection at DigiScraps Addict.
Each month, the design team will work with the same theme and palette to create a collection of amazing products! They will be selling them for $1.79 each, or $1.29 during the first weeks!
You can Mix and Match from 14 designers and more than 100 products to create your kit your way!

Here is a look at Nibbles Skribbles contribution.

I started working with the mauves and pinks in the kit to do a girly page, but it just wasn't working...or I just wasn't feeling it. So back to the basics...back to the photo collection...and I found a new picture to work with. I then stuck with the yellows and browns in the kit.

Next up is

This is Nibbles Skribbles part of a coordinated collection at theStudio. All bits will be $1 each for 2 weeks, they'll coordinate with all the other designer bits and pieces. Again, this is a collection you can pick and choose the pieces you want to make your own custom kit.

I enjoyed working with this color palette so much more. 
Enjoy some pics of my fall happening now.


Layout Artist Contest 2013

It is Birthday time at theStudio again. Funny how it seems to come every year, about the same time. :)

Once again I participated in the Layout Artist Contest. This year was a NON-elimination contest which means....I was able to participate all four weeks. Again, I am reminded that I scrapbook for ME and my family, and not to win a contest. My pages are MINE, regardless of who votes for me or not. I enjoy having a challenge and figuring a way to make it work for me. Each week had unique challenges, which I'll talk briefly about below. So without further ado...here is a bit about each week and my layouts.

Week ONE
Requirements: Create 2 layouts using Morning Memories Collaboration by Jilberts Bites & Bytes, The Urban Fairy and Nibbles Skribbles
Each layout must use at least 1 piece by each of the contributing designers.

I need to share about this Layout. When looking through the paper in the kit, I noticed this piece below.
It is P E R F E C T for Bryce Canyon National Park, which I just hiked at the weekend before.
So I added ONE photo and blended it in. I added bubbles to the top and title because of the rain which we received while we were there. I   L O V E  the way the page turnout.

The second page was a bit harder for me. I was inspired by all the flowers in the kit and wanted to use them. The problem I have is that most pictures I have of my family are action/vacation shots. However, I do have a over a hundred photos thanks to my Young Women group in my church. While on a over-nighter, they took my camera to get some 'glamour shots'. Again, I think this page turned out perfect. What an awesome gift I have to give this young lady.

Week TWO
Requirements: Create 2 layouts using the Holiday Hoopla Collab by Snickerdoodle Designs & Kimberkatt Scraps.
This collection is themed around the holidays, but one of your layouts must use this kit for a layout that has nothing to do with holiday fun! One of your layouts must also feature a photo-treatment.

Well....this was a hard week for me. I didn't feel I was able to use the kit as well as I needed to. My non-holiday page still turned out to have a Christmas-y feel to it. However, I do like the way the photo turned out. It is the only picture I have of a cake I made with a friend for the county fair. The little gingham banner was what inspired me to do a fair photo.
The second page, was much simpler to do.  I felt the colors in the kit worked great for our New Years 'Eve' sledding trip. I also did some photo editing on this page. I changed the people to B&W so as not to distract from the overall feel of the page.

Requirements: Create 2 layouts using Big Photo Templates 2 by JanetB design along with any of the mini kit contributions to the Next Designer Contest.
You MUST use any kit/s created by any contestant in Week 1, 2 or 3! You can find all NDC kits here: Next Designer Contest Gallery
You MUST use the provided templates in both layouts.

WOW, so this week was a little different. We could pick out of any of the mini kits that were being made for a Designer Contest. The Next Designer Contest is similar in that each week they have challenges to complete in designing kits.
When looking through the gallery, I saw this kit. LOVE the bright colors.

I then paired the kit with some firework pictures from a few summers ago. WOW.

On the second page, I wanted to show off some pictures from a recent family hike. So I first found some pictures, then I found a kit to work with. I actually worked with two kits, mostly looking for the right flowers.

Here are the two kits I used.

So have I lost any of you? I know a very long post. But I wanted to remember most of this for me. 

Requirements: Create 2 layouts using the March 2013 Store Mega Kit, You Make Me Happy.
You must use bits by at least 3 contributing designers.

I was struck by the Grays and Blacks in the kit and love the little touches of colors. So for a BOY page, I went with the touches of blue.  Perfect match with the photo. :)

Then to make a page with touches of yellow. haha...It turned out to be a yellow page with touches of gray. I had seen a page made with the paper stacking on the edge and wanted to duplicate that. So I first made this page without photos in mind.. I then had to hunt through many photos to find just the right ones. I really work better having my photos picked out first.

and just so you know, I end up with 2 or 3% of the votes. :)  Ya, I do this for ME!