Monday, January 28, 2008

New CT Call

Just a quick post to let you know that there is a new CT call at Scrapmatters!

We have an awesome team at Scrapmatters so if you are interested, definately apply!!!

Can't stay long, I have sooo much scrapping to catch up on!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Internet withdrawls

So, Tuesday afternoon I opened my laptop to check my email, gallery, Scrapmatters Blog, the things I like to check throughout the day and I had no internet. I played with it for a while and then we left to go across the street to my mom and dads house because it was my moms birthday. We were busy that night so Wednesday morning I got on the computer and I still had no internet. So I called Cox to make sure I wasn't late or something on my bill and I wasn't so they tried to walk me through it on the phone and nothing worked. They needed to send someone out and their earliest was today between 10 and 12. So about 1 the guy shows up and is here forever trying to fix it. Somehow we had been completely disconnected, shut down. The guy thinks that someone got the wrong house or street or something and disconnected the wrong house. Anyway, my email wouldn't even work, I found out from a friend today that it was bouncing everything back. I had to reactivate that even. So, I have my internet back and I have realized that I depend way too much on it. I didn't even know what to do with myself. Way too much time on the computer! Oh well! So I have been MIA for a couple of days.

We have a fun new challenge this week with ScrapMatters. It is a numbers challenge. You can check it out here. Here is my entry...The challenge is the numbers of the date 1/22/08, so I have 1 photo only, 2 alphas at least, 2 word title only, 0 ribbons or wraps and 8 or more flowers! I thought this was a real fun challenge. It is hosted by Brittney.

Have you checked out the store yet? So much fun! My layout is using the Love Letters kit by Scrappy Blue Stones. Awesome kit!!! Love it!!!

There is just so much new in the store but today when I checked it out. I was soooo excited to see a new kit by Ellie Lash...

So cute!!! I was barely thinking I needed a Hawaiian themed kit but now I can't remember why! He He! I need to start writing things down. Here are just a few of the great kits available in the store right now.

These are just a few, there is a ton of new stuff in the store!!! I can't wait to start scrappin'

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Another Freebie!!!

Wow! 2 in 1 week! How about that! Well I got a little bit carried away. I found a fun kit called Upper East Side by Traci Reed and Kristin CB. I did a layout for my scrapbooking group on Cafe Mom called 'My Faves'. We were all supposed to scrapbook our favorite things, it's a part of the All About Me challenges I started at the new year.

So then, I needed to do my journaling page for the week and was running out of time, so I used it again for my Digi Journal...

Well, then I wanted an actual layout with it so I scrapbooked some pictures of Hensley new hair style. She chopped her hair off last July and I was finally able to make into some kind of style. Still so sad!!!

And then I decided to turn it into a freebie so I could share with all!!!

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So here you go! I would love to see how all of you used it.

Remember to check the Scrapmatters store tommorow to check out our new designers and sale!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday's Challenge from ScrapMatters

I ran out of time yesterday, so I didn't get this posted. Tuesday's new challenge is Monochromatic challenge by Shari. You can read all the details here. Also Tami has Words for Wednesday, she has the most fabulous poem available for download. Here is what I did with the challenge.

Inspire Me kit by Happy Scrap Girl

I chose the color blue, I have been wanting to scrapbook these pictures for a while. I just used white but the other girls used a lot of black and white with their layouts.

Check the blog daily for fun challanges, tutorials and inspiration. Also, make sure you check the store Friday, we have new designers. Fun, fun!!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Another blog freebie!!!

Here is a new template for you. It is fun, it has 2 tears. I hope you all enjoy!!!

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Here is my layout...

This fabulous kit is Inspire Me from HappyScrapGirl available at Scrapmatters.
Until later!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Server problems at ScrapMatters

ScrapMatters is having a server problem and working very hard to get things up and running. So please be patient! We have a new contest on our team blog, hosted by Teresa P. It is a blending challenge...

Here is what I did with it. After seeing all the other entries mine is left wanting...

You will have to check out the entries on the team blog, there are some great ones.

There are also some fun new items in the store!

This one is from Happy Scrap Girl and I can't wait to use it. I haven't been able to get it yet because of the server problem.

These are from Dirty Feet Designs. The templates look awesome and I love snowmen. I don't have a lot of snow pictures since I live in Arizona but I will find some. She also has some fun alphas.

These are from Melissa Ortega. I love the doodles and the coordinating alpha is fun!

Can't wait to get these myself!!!

Last thing, I wanted to share my Digi Journal that I have started for the new year. I'm not sure yet if I am staying with the same design the whole year or if I will switch it up!

Kit is called Blessings from Karla Marano. I also used Sunshine Digiscraps freebie from the team blog!
This concept was introduce by Brittney from ScrapMatters and I extended the challenge to my scrapbooking group on Cafe Mom.
Hopefully I can get a new template up soon! Til later!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Bloggie!!!

OK, so did you notice my so cute Bloggie Banner!!! I made it using Brittney's Life's A Party kit available at ScrapMatters. You can scroll down a little to see the full preview in my previous post! I figured out that I could change my little outfits on my avatar the same way I do a template! Duh moment! I realized that I should make note of where I got my little avatar from. I got her off of Scrapbook-Bytes by HuniBuni. They are called Sweetez and there are a variety to choose from, according to hair color and length. Anyway! Kind of wasted a whole day on my banner and blinkie but I am so pleased! Who says you can't still play dolls at 35!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

I can't believe it is the start of another new year! Last year we kicked it off by finding out that I was expecting a very unexpected baby! Crazy to look back now that he is actually here and part of the family. It seems like he's been here forever. I'm seeing everyone's New Years Eve layouts and they look so fun, if I were to do a layout of the majority of my New Years Eve's, it would consist mostly of my husband and I sitting on the couch watching T.V. WooHoo!!! When did we get so old and boring? Sunday was my birthday but we didn't do much that day either. We went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner, my neice watched the kids and then ended up spending the night. I love it when Taryn spends the night because she'll get up in the morning and get the kids breakfast and she loves taking care of the baby.

There are a lot of fun stuff going on at ScrapMatters. HappyScrapGirl is hosting a new challenge. It's called a cheaters challenge. You can read all the details here. Basically, you take a layout that you have done before, switch it up a bit and you have a brand new layout. Here is my cheat!

I switched up my 'My Little Ladies Man' layout by rotating it and changing the elements and pictures.

Keep checking the ScrapMatters Blog for daily posts. We will have weekly challenges, tips and more!!! Here are some new kits in the store. Brittney has a fun, fun New Years kit called 'Life's a Party'

Sunshine Scraps has a new kit called 'Tomboy' This is so fun since I have a little Tomboy myself!

And... our CT team put together a Quick Page collaboration using Brittney's Brown Eyed Girl kit.

Fun huh!!! This is a great kit! Mine is 2nd row 3rd page over. I used it for 'My Sweet Boy' layout!

Last thing! I am so excited to see how many downloads I have for my last Template! Thanks for the sweet comments!