Saturday, October 2, 2010

4 boys and a fresh start!!

You know when it's been a while since you write in your diary and you feel the need sometimes to explain to yourself in this diary why it's been so long since you've written? LOL! I totally feel like that right now! But you know it always feels so silly even when I write it in a diary! So we'll make a long story short and just say I've had another kiddo and life just took over!!! So we have another little boy in our home! And it's been a blast! He is the sweetest little thing. ANd it's nice to see that my other 3 boys are totally accepting of him!! Here are my boys:

So my fresh start is that I'm going to start anew with this blog and totally run with it! I've always wanted to but never really made it a priority. I've got it penciled in on my calendar and everything! (GO ME!!) So we'll see if I can stick with it! I'm totally excited about all the AMAZING design teams I'm on and want to share their designs here. So without any further ado let's get started shall we???

I'm on 3 amazing digital design teams at SWEET SHOPPE DESIGNS. Totally LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the gals there!!! I design for Julie Billinglsey, Eva Kipler, and Darcy Baldwin! Now as some of you might know Sweet Shoppe Designs comes out with new goodies for the store every Saturday. AND did you know on the release day all new items are 20% off? And with today being Saturday you have to see what they've come up with!!!

Julie Billingsley teamed up with Traci Reed this week for an incredibly fun Halloween kit!! It's bright and cheery! Called Scary Confectionary.

Here is a layout I created with it:

EVA Kipler teamed up with Shawna Clingerman to create a fun kit called In this moment:

Here's a layout I created with their kit:

And last but certainly not least is Darcy Baldwin! She creates AMAZING fonts and she came out with a new font called DJB Joan as well as a template set that is super fun!

The 2 layouts I have already posted were using these templates from Darcy! Here is another layout using her templates:

And here is a layout using her font DJB JOAN:

SO what are you waiting for?? Pick up these amazing kits, templates and more!! Their store is jam packed with goodies!! AND if you're thinking you'd like a discount then try out their AMAZING and FUN challenges! You can get up to 40% off in the store by fully participating! CHECK IT OUT HERE!

HAPPY SCRAPPIN'! I'm off to play with some fun new goodies I picked up today!! (P.S. look for some new templates from me coming soon!)

Saturday, July 10, 2010


OKAY - WOW. So June ended up being a ROLLER COASTER of a month. Totally a bad month all around. So needless to say I've not been in the mood to blog. BUT things are looking up. July looks to be a good month. So far so good anyway! I am now almost 6 weeks away from a new little one! GETTING so excited about that! Kids are doing well. Tanner turned 6 July 1st. WOW - where has the time gone? can't believe he's 6 already! Derrik is almost taller than me now at age 10 and Hayden my 8 year old is soon to be 9 and is the smartest thing ever! I still can't beat him at chess! LOL! I guess I need to practice more!

So lots happening! I made the design team for JULIE BILLINGSLEY! I AM SO stoked about this! She sells her AWESOME digital designs at THE Sweet Shoppe. I am just thrilled to be on her team!!!
Here is a layout I did this past week using her NEW alphas that were released today! AND if you buy them today (Saturday) you get 20% off!! Get all 3 of the alphas and you get about 40% off! That's a great deal!! This layout is also using her AMAZING kit Carnival Thrills!!

If you are into digital and need a challenge every now and then you ought to look into the fun and fab challenges at The Sweet Shoppe! Plus if you do challenges you get a discount at the shoppe there!! It's awesome! The above layout was for the July Portfolio Challenge #24. To scraplift or be inspired by a layout from Candice Greenway's fab gallery! I created a template based off a few of her layouts and went to town! And just for fun you can have the template I created! It's not labeled and it's rough but it will give you the general design for adding tons of photos and having a blast with embellies!
You can download the following template HERE:

AND here is another template for you today!! Freebie Template #15! You can get 1-14 by scrolling through past posts.

You can download this template HERE!

Look for more templates to come! I am going to do my best to be consistent again with this blog! Now that things have settled down it looks like I can do so!!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happy Wednesday Afternoon!!

So a new template will not be posted until Next week. Been a bit busy and tomorrow we have CUb Scout Top Seller Day so we will be there. A lot going on this past week and it just did not happen last week.

BUT did want to pop on and say that I'll have a new one next week!! We're full swing in summer mode here! Got a pedicure today and that was my first one ever!! I am for sure doing that again! It was awesome!!! Don't know why I've never done that before!

Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Okay so it's not TEMPLATE Thursday but it is time to announce that another template I've created is available!

I am on the INSPIRED BLUEPRINTS design team as one of the digi gals and I am making digital template versions of the sketch that is posted the 1st and 15th of every month!

HERE is the info from their blog:

Feast your eyes on these GORGEOUS Digital layouts our talented Digi Designers have masterminded !!! Ann-Marie Borg and Sara Wise have done a great job with Sketch #48 !! I love how clean and crisp digi layouts are and we hope these inspire you to dive into digital !! To further help you translate the original sketch into a digital page Sara has created a digital template for you to use !!! We are very excited about this and we hope you are too !!! Below is the digital version of sketch #48 and to download the digital template please click HERE for the FREE download !!!!!!!!

Here is the template preview:

And here is my layout using it! TO see more and to view the original sketch hop on over to the Inspired Blueprints blog!!

What's New at

So Vicki, Sara, and Stacey have a few new kits in the store! I had a lot of fun creating with each of them!

Vicki's kit CHERISH:

And here is my layout with this kit:

Stacey's kit Z is for Zoo ( Also, if you buy this kit, you will get a 50% off coupon on your next purchase! This coupon is good until next Friday! ):

Here are 2 layouts I created with this FUN kit!!

Sara created a kit called Fresh Flowers!

Here is my layout:

Be sure to pick up these fun kits!! All 3 of them will cost you less than $10 bucks!! Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Last day of School here in AK and Template Thursday!

WOW - has this school year just FLOWN by! The kids are so excited about their last day of school. Me too - I get to sleep in!!! Now to figure out how to spend the summer. We have a few ideas so we'll see how it goes! Just gonna take it one day at a time and not get too over scheduled. 25 weeks pregnant now. That too is going fast! Spent the day yesterday getting baby's area ready. Went through some clothes a friend gave me and now I'm even more excited! Baby clothes are so much fun to look through!!

Going to be spending this Thursday working at THE SCRAPTIQUE - my local scrapbook store. It is up for sale and if it doesn't sell will close end of June. So sad about that. It's the last scrapbook store out here in the valley. UGH. Hopefully it sells!!! (posting this late Wednesday night in case I forget tomorrow! Busy day!)

Anyways - here is this weeks digi template for you all! It's based off a paper layout I did a few months back:

You can download the new template HERE.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Another Template Thursday!!

I can't believe there is only 1 more week of school left here! Next Thursday is the kiddos last day. WOW. Has time flown by! Just got back from the lap swim at the pool! Was a great workout. Figured out today how many times I have to go back and forth to equal a mile! 32 times! (and that is back and forth equals 1 ) So really 64 times if you think about it! WOW. That's a long time. BUT I did a mile and a half today! Feeling really good about that! =)

So here is today's template! Not sure if there really is anyone out there in this vast internet world really reading my blog or downloading etc... so i'd really appreciate a few comments! Otherwise I feel like I'm talking to myself. I have to say I'm pretty impressed with how consistent I'm being here! =) I don't think I've missed a Thursday since I started and that's saying something for me! HAHA!

Anyways- here is the next template. It's based off a paper layout that I did a few months back: TEMPLATE #13

And you can download it here!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 6th - Template Thursday!!

Wow. THursday again!!! Seems like this week FLEW by! I am no officially 6 months pregnant! Just barely though! LOL! Still 4 full months to go. BUT it's going FAST!!!!

Here is this weeks Template for you to enjoy:

You can download it Here!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Template Thursday and some sales!!!

Happy Thursday!!!! Another week has just FLOWN by!! This week I'm down and out with some kind of head cold or sinus something or other. Seems to be better today but still. YUCK!!! I've been doing a lot of digi scrapping lately though because it doesn't hurt to just sit here. LOL!! Going to a crop at a friends house on Saturday though so I'm pulling out the paper and inks for the weekend!! Gonna be fun!! I love National Scrapbook Day Weekend!!!

So here is the weeks template. NUMBER 11 (scroll down to a few older posts to get 1-10)

You can get this template HERE!

NOW for some SALES!!

First up is - 50% off!!! NOW that is a deal!!!

Next up is - a paper scrappin website that I JUST LOVE!!! Sale is going on NOW and everything is 10-20% off!!! The sale only lasts through Monday, so don't delay. We will also be having a crop this weekend on the message board!! Challenges, games and prizes, so please come participate. We'd love to celebrate with you! I like the prizes part!!! See you there!!

Happy Scrappin and hope your NSD weekend is a good one!!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New Digital Releases at

Loving these new kits from Stacey and Vicki!! First up is Stacey's kit - V is for Victoria. At first I thought it was SUPER girly but I managed to do an all boy layout with it! So it's not that girly after all!! =) Love it when a kit can be so versatile!! I also did a girly layout with this kit as well!

Now for Vicki's kit - Pretty Industrial!

Here is my layout:

There are some more amazing kits on the way so be sure to check out to see!!

Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Time for another Template Thursday!!!

Well this week seemed to just FLY by!! had a doctors appointment today and baby looks and sounds good and all is progressing nicely!! The 31st of August seems so far away but at this rate I know it will be here before I know it! We went to the movies Tuesday night and saw How to Train Your Dragon in 3D! That was so much fun! LOVED it and the kids were totally hooked from the first 3D preview! They hardly moved an inch! We are going to have to get that one for sure when it comes out!!

So here is this weeks Template:

The difference with this template is that it's based on a paper layout that I did a year or two ago. Was looking through a few old layouts and decided to make digi templates based off some of my paper layouts! So the result is some fun templates!! =)

Hope you enjoy! And you can download HERE!

Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Time for a new template! Created the layout below using my template and a digi scrappin' kit from Miss Shabby Jenn's called Little Kahuna! Worked perfectly for pics from Hawaii!!

Download HERE!

Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy Wednesday!!!

So my good news for the week is that we found out yesterday we are having a BOY!!! (yes - this makes 4!!) Excited but outnumbered! LOL!!! Mike of course is so excited! He's hoping for a Hockey Team I think! LOL! August 31st is our due date and I'm counting down the days! Can't wait!!

So on the digital scrapping front I'd like to share a layout I did with Sara's new kit called MY HEART!! You can now purchase this kit in her store for $3.00 which is an AMAZING price!!

Stacey also has a new kit out called T is for Teenager! This kit had a lot of fun goodies in it!! Here is her kit and my layout with it:

Vicki has a new kit out too! Her kit is called A DAY WITH YOU and you can get it from her blog!

Look for a new template tomorrow and HAPPY SCRAPPIN'!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Every Thursday I will be posting a NEW digital template for you to download! I really enjoy making these and have made quite a few that I haven't shared. So let the sharing commence! You'll notice that I've come up with a NAME for my digital stuff - SCRAPWISE DESIGNS! Actually hubby came up with it and I liked it so I ran with it! GO DH!! And from now on each template will come with a sample layout! I now have a TOU as well and it's included with the new template. So a few changes but wanted to look more "professional" about it so to speak! LOL!!

P.S. I know it's Wednesday - but since tomorrow is a busy day and I didn't want to miss my first Thursday doing this I'm posting it a bit early! =)

Here is TEMPLATE #8:

TO download please click HERE!
I'd love to see what you create with it!! So please post a link in the comments section to your layout!!!

Previously Posted Templates

Templates 1-7 are here on my blog but to save you the trouble of scrolling through all my older posts to find them I've linked them all here for you:

Template #1
Template #2
Template #3
Template #4
Template #5
Template #6
Template #7



Friday, April 2, 2010


Really happy Friday is here! That means that tomorrow I Get to finally sleep in a bit!!! It's sunny outside and even kind of warmish! I've got everything ready for Easter and the kids are playing! So I've been scrappin! Digitally today!!

Now Blogger and I are having communication issues. I want my photos to show up FULLY on my posts and it wants to only show half. I've resized and all that jazz and it's not cooperating with me!! SO you get LARGE photos today! I guess click on the photo to see it fully! I'll get it figured out. It used to never give me this issue! SO annoying!!!!!

The ladies at Scrap that idea have come up with an amazing collab for spring! Called Step into Spring and it is CHOCK FULL of goodies!!! And it's only $4.00 which is amazing since it has so much in it!

Here is my layout with this fab kit:

I've also been playing along with the FUN challenges posted at The Lilypad. There was a fun template challenge and here is my layout created with goodies from the fab Lily-pad store!

Off to create some more!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Well I've been neglecting my blog something awful lately!! No good! So it's back on the wagon!! Lots has happened since I last blogged! I am pregnant and due in August! I have had HORRIBLE morning sickness! It's been the worst. BUT I am happy to say I am finally over that hump and looking forward to the rest of my sick free pregnancy. I have a doctors appointment on Wednesday and hope to find out what I'm having but if not this appointment then for sure the one in the middle of April will tell us! So excited to find out!!

I've rejoined the Digital Scrappy Team at Scrap that Idea! So excited to be working with Stacey and Sara's FABULOUS kits again!!! And I'm going to start creating templates again and sharing them here! So look for new ones! Will come up with some kind of consistent schedule for posting those! I think templates make digi scrappin' a breeze and really enjoy making them!

Also the APRIL KITS have been revealed at 3 Scrappy Boys!! I was so excited to be able to play with the April MAIN kit! SO many fun goodies in it!! I did go to my LSS - The Scraptique here in Wasilla to pick up the coordinating stickers that matched though. Had to have those! I think Bo Bunny has just gotten better and better over the years and this line of theirs totally had me drooling!!! (the line is called Mama-Razzi!)

Here are a few layouts I created with this fabulous kit:

Used my Cricut for this one. Cut the big star out using George and cut the title out using Old West. Definately loving my Gypsy for easy creating on the Cricut!! This layout was a snap to put together!

This one is using the Negative piece from the Star I cut out on the above layout! I love how I was able to get 2 background papers from ONE sheet of paper!! No wasting here! This kit was too good for that!

This layout is part of my MAIN KIT CHALLENGE on the 3SB Message Boards. If you are getting a Main Kit I'd love to see your layout!!

Here is the challenge:
So with your march kit -
Create a layout using at least 2 patterned papers
Use one of the pockets
Use the alpha letters
and use the Black Swirly Felt piece!