Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
13 dictionary definitions in 4 formats: white .png, black .png, clipped from the dictionary, and as a brush .abr
Also I threw in some "fasteners": 2 pieces of tape, a staple, and a piece of stitching.
and You Define Me: Love!
10 dictionary definitions in 4 formats: white .png, black .png, clipped from the dictionary, and as a brush .abr
(and the same 4 fasteners)
They are so easy to throw in a cluster on almost any page! But I really love using the brushes to make a faded word art behind my pics (see Fiona's red layout below and my layout on the bottom left)
Look what the CT did:
For this weekend only, I have a coupon for the "Define Me: Combo Pack"
The combo pack is regularly $3.50, and the coupon will take an additional 50 cents off!
Use the code: 3351_50offdefine
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
This is Liz bringing you Memory Spark Monday. Whenever I think back upon memories my entire senses are involved. Sight, smell, and most importantly sound. I grew up in a house where music was always a fixture. My dad played in the marching band and my brother and I followed in his footsteps, marching throughout college. So I always associate music with memories.
As a child of the 80s, oddly enough, 80s music is not what I remember. I associate my childhood with the music of my parents, which included Billy Joel, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and George Strait. I also associate the oldies with growing up as a kid. When my brother and I were little, we had a dresser drawer filled with old 45s, we would put them on our Fisher Price record player (old brown and orange one) and jump on the bed and around the room like maniacs. Our personal favorites were Wooley Bully and anything by the Beach Boys. To this day, I want to jump around to Wooley Bully (even if I still don't understand the words.)
My high school years were defined by the music of my marching band shows, which included movie tracks from Newsies, First Knight, and Far and Away. I am instantly transported back to the football field whenever I hear strains of "Carrying the Banner". I remember the sweat, the smells of the grass, and the crispness of the air during our final performance in November. I love going back to those memories.
I remember dating my husband and the music I would listen to when driving him home. "Superman" by Five for Fighting and "You and Me" by Lifehouse. We didn't dance at our wedding so I consider some of these our songs, along with Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now". Nowadays, my memories are defined by the songs of VeggieTales, Backyardigans, and Blue's Clues. My most important memories are now those of my children.
I would ask you guess to think about how music or even sound in general has influenced your memories. Perhaps one song defined an important moment in your life. A birth? A wedding? A death? Graduation? Use the music of that time as a jumping off point for your memory and try to scrap about it. Music is a bigger influence than you think. If you don't think of music, also think of sounds like an old ice cream machine churning during summer or the sound of a car pulling into the driveway. Whatever is important to you. I hope this helps you scrap those memories, which is what scrapping is all about!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Here's how Chelle's Fabulous CT used 'em:
By Fiona:By Liz:
And by me, Heather:Now, while you're picking up the full set above, you should also make sure to download the Pinking Shears Freebie Templates to complete your set! (Image linked)
Thanks for stopping by & happy scrapping!!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
If you didn't all ready know, I created the sneak peek using one of my favorite products from Chelle, the Color My World Paper Pack. If you don't have it already, you should go get it now . . . or wait till tomorrow so you can get Chelle's newest product too!
See you tomorrow with the reveal & CT creations!
Monday, August 17, 2009
My husband and I had been renting since college and we loved our apartment but when our son was born, we started talking about buying a house. My dad took us to look at some model homes that were in a new subdivision in my hometown. We went to have a look and fell in love with the neighbourhood and our home!
There was no model home for it. All we had to go by was floor plans and "artist's conceptual drawings" but we just knew it was the one for us. It had two-storeys, three bedrooms, two baths, attached garage, a "country style" front porch, and a big backyard! We would have GRASS!! We were sold!
Only problem was, we were 25 years old and had no money saved for a downpayment. It just wasn't going to be possible. But my mom and dad, just like every other time in my life, stepped in to help. It would be a year before the house was built on the lot we wanted. So my parents offered for us to move in with them for the year to save the money we needed.
So we gave our notice at our apartment and four weeks later we moved into my parents. It took some adjusting, we were used to being on our own, but my mom and dad couldn't have been more welcoming. Our son just LOVED it, being able to see his Grandma and Papa every single day!! And I was so happy to be back in my hometown, with all my family close to us. The year flew by and we regularly visited our new house to watch it's progress (and take pictures of course). One of our son's first phrases (he was only 18 months old) as he would point at the construction was "Dat's Ben's Howsh"......that's Ben's house, LOL. We had so much fun, going to the decorator's to pick our cupboards, our carpet, our paint, even where our electical plugs would go!
On June 15, 2003, we recieved the keys to our new home. All our family were there to help us move in. It was truly one of the best moments in my life. I had such a feeling of accomplishment and was so proud to call this house our home.
Here is the page I scrapped, I'm so glad I found these photos!
I used "Let's Camp S'More" and "Chunky Chipboard Alpha" by Chelle's Creations
What about you? What memories do you have of when you moved into your home? Were there any obstacles to overcome? How did you feel the day you moved in? If you haven't quite found "THE PLACE" yet, what is your dream home? What would it have in it, where would it be? Scrap about it!
Friday, August 14, 2009
by LIZ:by BRE:
by FIONA (me):
Click here to go grab Chillin' and Grillin'!
Next, I just have to tell you about this awesome collab between Chelle's Creations and Juno Designs. It's called Everyday Memories. Have a look:
This bright sunny kit has plenty of elements that work well for those everyday memories or 365 pages. It was featured in ScrapMatters' July newsletter. If you didn't pick it up then, now is your chance!Check out some layouts the CT did with this fab kit.
by FIONA (me):
by LIZ: by LORI:
Click here to go buy Everyday Memories!
Now have a fantastic weekend of relaxin' and scrappin'!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
So there you have it. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the big reveal and see some wonderful layouts that us CT members did using this great product! Have great day guys.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
You should have arrived from Suzanne's stop
One of my favorite summer memories was our trips to Downata Hot Springs. A couple times each summer after we finished milking the cows, we'd hop in the cars and head north to our favorite swimming pool. All of my aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents would go. I remember when I graduated from the kiddie slide to the super high metal slide. The warm water was perfect in the cool evening air. After a couple of hours we'd get dressed and the head to the picnic area for dinner: roasted hot dogs, red jello with bananas, baked beans and potato chips. We'd always fall asleep on the car ride home.
Downata has changed over the years, but we still enjoy a family trip up there at least once each summer.
And now here's your freebie:
Toot! Toot! All aboard for your next stop: Krisi
P.S. If you get lost on the blog train, check the ScrapMatters Blog for a travel map.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Happy Friday! Krisi here to let you know that Chelle has totally outdone her self this week with this fabulous collab she did with designs by Sarah Bennett and not only that... she did up a freebie to go with it!
And check out all the fabulous pages created from the Creative Team:
From Fiona - this fabulous two pager:
From myself (Krisi):
From Heather (tuttle):
From Tracy (Trixie Scraps):
And lastly from Chelle:
This weekend will be filled with LOTS of fun over at ScrapMatters. Events including iSpy, BINGO, a chat with fun prizes and much more. But lets not forget the Speed Scraps, there will be 7 in total, each with a fabulous participation prize.
Chelle will be hosting a SpeedScrap on Saturday at 3pm Eastern, 2pm Central, 1pm Mountain, 12noon Pacific.
And here is the participation prize:
Be sure to check back tomorrow for a fabulous blog train where you can get lots of great goodies. Oh wait... I have a goodie for you now too!
I think that is quite possibly everything. See you at the party this weekend!