Sunday, August 29, 2010

Beach Fun

It's a record! We went to the beach TWICE this year! Sure, we go to local lakes and visit Maine once or twice ... but this was the actual, coastal beach with waves! Woohoo! The kids loved showing Daddy how good they were at body surfind and Samantha took on the waves like a champ! The girl is fearless!

I used Danielle Young's Top Reef mini kit (paper, frames, seaweed, fish, yellow splat, bubbles) available at Sugar Hill and her High Tide kit (starfish, alpha) and Back-To-School letters (from School Chips quickpage. They were numbers and I erased the number and put my own letters) available at Oscraps.

I hope you like it! Go out and enjoy the rest of your summer!


Friday, August 27, 2010

Little Shop of Sketches - Sketch #69

Time for another awesome sketch from Little Shop of Sketches!

Here is sketch #69:

And here is my take on it:

Danielle Young - Bubble Frames, Blessed Blooms (paper, stitches, not currently available), Alley-Oop (ribbon, paint, metal frame) available at Oscraps.
Danielle Young - Chalkboard#1 ('August 2010') available at Sugar Hill.
Sue Cummings - Bits & Pieces #6 (summer word art) available at Oscraps.

Softball has been a big part of our lives for years ... my husband has played since before the kids were born and even though he took a military break for a year (being overseas kind of cramps the softball style), he played up until the day he left and then 3 days after he came back. The kids love to watch him play. It just wouldn't be summer without softball!

I hope you like it!


So ... head on over to Little Shop of Sketches and check out the fabulous layouts done by the gals! The inspiration will hit you!

And ... two other wonderful bits of info:

Little Shop of Sketches will be giving away monthly prizes starting in September! To enter, just submit a layout from one of the sketches that month. I believe that each layout will give you one chance, so if you use a sketch twice, or do a layout from each sketch or do multiple layouts, you'll get entered once for each layout for tons of chances to win! So use the sketches for inspiration and start creating!

And ... Here's a great opportunity for all of you wonderful crafters out there - Little Shop of Sketches will be expanding the design team and is accepting application starting NOW! So, head on over to Little Shop of Sketches for details ... I'd love to see you on the team!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

52 Inspirations Video!

Hello All!

You may not be able to tell because I'm not very good about keeping up with it, but I subscribe to the 52 Inspirations kit at Oscraps. It's a wonderful little thing ... the gift that keeps on giving! You sign up once and then you get a mini-kit every week! 52 weeks in a year, 52 kits overall, plus bonuses!!! That's HUGE!!!

Every week is a different challenge, a different inspiration. This week, Sue Cummings brings us not only a fabulous kit for Week 34, but two FREE quickpages if you are a subscriber ($1.95 otherwise) AND a Youtube instructional video!!!

So ... I highly encourage you to check it out, get some inspiration and start scrapping!!!


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Little Shop of Sketches - Sketch #68

It's time for Little Shop of Sketches!!!
(Yes, yours truly did the re-designed blog banner and blinkie)

This time we have a wonderful sketch from Tanya done with a digital scrapping kit:
And here's my take on it:
It's a layout from when my parents took the kids and I to Mystic Aquarium. It was a wonderful time of discovery and exploration and I think we all loved the adventure.
I used Sue Cummings NEW kit, Sail Away, for everything except for Danielle Young's Sea Glass Alpha.
This layout stayed true to the sketch with the circular element, but I also tried out a sail boat and I liked the look of that:
Credits remain the same.
I hope you like them!
We have two new designers at Little Shop of Sketches, so be sure to head on over to the blog to check out their beautiful layouts!!!
In September, we will start giving out a prize to one person who does a layout using the sketch! Be sure to keep checking back and start using these fabulous sketches for inspiration!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Oh! Did I mention? Everything in Danielle Young's NEW Sugar Hill Co. store is on SALE!!!

Not just this page kit, but EVERYTHING!!! Check it out :)


Friday, August 6, 2010

Danielle Young at Sugar Hill Co.

Hello everybody! Is your summer just flying by? Mine is ... but it's a good one!!!

My husband has recently returned from his deployment overseas and we are just thrilled to have him home!!! The kids are practically jumping up and down!

Even with all of the the excitement around here, there are lots of other fun things happening ... especially in the world of digital scrapbooking! Oscraps has recovered from their server problems and their gallery is finally back up! They didn't lose any of mine ... so I'm happy :)


In non-Oscraps news ... Danielle Young (who has a fabulous shop at Oscraps) has opened up a new shop at an up and coming little place called Her products there are all new and exclusive! Check them out:

Such great stuff!
Here's a layout I did using the Metro Chic papers and the Lipstick Letters:
I also used elements (ribbon, ric-rac, swirl, buttons, flowers) from Danielle Young's Game of Love kit at Oscraps.
This was made for a speed-scrap challenge, so it's not quite as finished or as polished as I'd normally like, but no matter what, I'm happy to have another page scrapped!
So ... head on over to Danielle's new store!
I hope you like it!