Monday, February 25, 2013

Something to Chalk About *FREEBIE

Wendy Tunison Designs has a fun new kit for you today!  Imagine if your family had a chalkboard wall in your home.  Can you picture all of the fun doodles and messages your family would leave?  Can you smell the chalk in the air?  This kit is all about that fun feel.  With a fresh and funky color combination of coral and turquoise and just the right touch of tangerine thrown in, this kit is sure to bring out the doodler in you!  There is a huge assortment of chalked words to play with and just enough doodles to keep you happy. Of course, there are plenty of chalkboards in fun, colorful frames that will be perfect for creating your own doodles or journaling on.  Perfect for scrapping your family being silly or the latest science project, the funky papers and ellies will have you smiling as you create your layouts.  Also included is a big, dramatic alpha to add a little more flair to your pages!  Something To Chalk About is 30% off during it's introductory week!
Check out the gorgeous layouts our CT made with this kit...

And here are my layouts:

I wish I wrote the things my kids down more often.  I have tried to step it up, but I still miss so much.  And it's so easily forgotten.  I also wish that I could remember the WAY that they said things.  I love my kids and enjoy every moment with them!  I want to remember these moments always!

That's my brother - quite the ham :)  Love him.  These picks are from his welcome home party when he returned from two years away at school.  The shaved head and unusual facial hair were quite a change!
I scraplifted this page from a blog post, but can't find it again in order to credit! So sorry!

Be sure to stop by Wendy's blog tomorrow to pick up all of the freebies we've made you!

Here is mine:

Click here to download
Have a great day!

Woodland Friends

Danimoy Designs has come out with a new kit and it's SO CUTE!!!

The outdoors theme is perfect for so many of my photos - kids outside!

Here they are during a hike in our (or our neighbor's) backyard.
I hope you like it!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Last Day of Store Opening Sale!

Just a reminder:

DaniMoy Designs has moved to Oscraps (a long time favorite of mine) and today is the last day to take advantage of her SALE!!!

Arabesque * FREEBIE

Wendy Tunison Designs has collaborated with Busy Crafting Mommy Designs to bring you a beautiful new set of kits called Arabesque.  Dancing, twirling, feeling the music in your soul.  There is nothing more beautiful than losing yourself in the music and letting it take you wherever it pleases.  Whether it's classical ballet, jazz, tap or any other form of dance, the beautifully blended colors of this kit will enable you to scrap it all.  The soft lace and tulle and sparkle of the sequins will have you surrounding your photos with the perfect finishing touches to really bring the feel of the dressing room to your layouts.  You'll hear the rustle of the tutus and feel the excitement of opening night as you play with the beautiful ellies.  With pieces so versatile you'll be able to use this kit over and over again for dance, heritage and all things feminine.  Don't worry, they didn't leave out the boys.  You'll find some fun masculine pieces as well so you can scrap their beautiful talent too!
Arabesque is 30% off through 2/27/13!
Busy Crafting Mommy Designs has a coordinating full size kit for you as well!  Whoot!  Be sure to check it out!  It's 40% off through 2/28!
Want to see what our CT made with them?
And I've made a freebie for you!!!
Click here to download

Be sure to stop back by Wendy's blog on Friday to pick up the huge assortment of freebies we've made for you with these kits!
Have a great day!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day SPECIAL!

Happy Valentine's Day!  Wendy Tunison Designs is having a fun sale today on 14 of her favorite kits.  She's marked all 14 down to 50% off today only!  Whoot!
She's also got 2 new releases for you today!  They're both 30% off during their introductory week!
Kandi, also made a freebie for you.
Tomorrow is the last day for Wendy's CT call too so be sure to get your applications in!  We can't wait to see who will join us!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Wendy Tunison recently released Evolution: Celebration

and the more I played with it, the more I like it!  Here is my favorite layout:

Samantha got a birthday package from Daddy in the mail!  How exciting!!!

I hope you like it!


52 Inspirations - Week 4-6

Here I am with my latest 52 Inspirations layouts.  I love getting to do one of these every week!  It's not too late to sign up for the whole year or you could always just grab one of the mini-kits at Oscraps  (but the whole year is such a bargain!)

Week 4 had gorgeous tones on pink and lovely hearts - perfect for those you love!

On this layout, I told the story of talking on the phone with Daddy while he is away.  The picture is of Samantha's birthday phone call.

Week 5 had a beautiful watercolor painted feel.  Perfect for blending!

I loved the quote that was included in the kit and with the word art it just screamed out to me to be about motherhood.  This is a picture of me with my youngest, but the sentiment is true for all of my children.

Week 6 was full of words.  Words of love!
My sister got a convertible Jeep Wrangler a while ago and the kids LOVED getting [slow] rides in the parking lot!
I thought it fit the week's theme because my kids are the perfect example of listening to their heart and going for what they want. Also, I needed to listen to my heart and let them have fun instead of worrying about them (they did buckle in for the actual ride, but not the picture). And the background word art is about love and those around you. My family is so close and I'm so thankful that my kids have uncles and aunties who LOVE them and they can LOVE in return. Moments like these remind me of that.

Be inspired!


Friday, February 8, 2013


Wendy Tunison Designs has unpacked the grab bag and packed up the Bits N' Pieces and that means I have a while lot of awesome to show you today!
Are you ever looking for just the perfect date tag to enhance your layouts?  These beautifully, versatile date pieces are just the right combination of neutral papers and sparkling borders.  These pieces are large enough for you to journal on as well so you'll easily be able to use them as focal pieces or shrink them down to add a great date tag to your photos!
Are you looking for a fast and easy way to add some fun texture and excitement to your layouts? I've got the solution! Simply use these overlays/masks with any kit for great results! You could easily add a style to them, change the blend mode to create an all new paper from one in your kit, use them as masks for your photos or papers. The possibilities are really endless!
We all love something that makes our lives a little easier, right?  Wendy struggled with shadows for the longest time and finally gritted her teeth and spent a few days creating the perfect shadows for herself.  She had tried other shadow styles before but they just weren't realistic enough for her.  She wanted something that would give my layouts that paper made feel.  She also wanted them to go in different directions because that's what shadows do in real life!  They aren't limited to one angle, they play with the light around them.  So she created her styles to adjust to the light.  Now the shadows can go to the upper right, lower right, upper left and lower left.  Wendy uses them on all of her layouts and she uses a variety of angles on each page to make her clusters more realistic.  Wendy hopes you'll find these shadows helpful in giving your layouts that same realistic look.  These would also be wonderful for designers when creating the pieces for your kits!
Reminiscent of moonlit walks and days gone by.  Simply Teal is the perfect blend of years gone by and fun tomorrows.  Perfectly suited for masculine or feminine layouts, this kit's bold, rustic feel is nicely blended with soft, sparkly beauty.
Scrapbooking about ourselves can be hard.  But truly, how will our children and grandchildren know our voice if we don't leave a part of ourselves for them to hear?  Wendy's Evolution series of kits will be designed to help you create beautiful pages all about you.  Of course, they're versatile enough to scrap anything you please if you're not ready to take that step as well!  Evolution *Celebration* is a beautiful kit full of painted and stitched pieces and just the right art journaling touch to tingle your creative senses.  You could easily use it to celebrate the small things in your life or even those big moments that make you want to throw your head back with laughter and joy.  Celebrate you.  Celebrate those you love.  Leave a legacy behind you for generations to come about the joys and the sorrows.  Leave a whisper so they know who you really are deep in your soul.
Have a great day!