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In just a couple of weeks, we will celebrate 13 years of marriage. Thirteen! And what is even more amazing, we have been together almost 18 years…more than half of my lifetime. Wow. We have come a long way in those 18 years. We started together as just kids, teenagers in love who believed that as long as they loved each other, a shared life would be a piece of cake. And while we were admittedly a bit naive, especially when our two individual lives joined in marriage at young ages (22 for me, six days shy of 23 for you), I think we were wiser than anyone (including we) believed at the time. Because as it turns out, all we need IS love. Well, love and trust in God’s plan for us. God has clearly shown us that love will get us through this crazy life together. After all, if we didn’t truly love each other, surely one of us would have given up by now! We are both type-A personalities, fiercly independent, sometimes impatient, often stubborn and “always right.” So how on earth we have managed to survive for 18 years without killing each other, honestly, is beyond me! But I’m glad we have. I’m glad we have had our trials and our hard times. Because they have confirmed for me, over and over again, that with faith in God, love will prevail. It always does.
I know I’ve been chatting about my School Days kit “coming soon” for quite a while now. The truth is, I lost my energy for design for a few weeks and just needed a break. The good news is, last night I stayed up late and worked on my new kit for a few hours. It’s getting exciting again, so I know it’s time I finish this up and release it ASAP! I hope you love it.
Here is a layout (not school-related) I created a week or so ago using some of the papers I had finished to date. I needed to play with them and see if everything would come together like I wanted them to. I was a little concerned that the papers were too grungy for a school days theme, and I was worried about having to start all over with them. But now that I’m back in my groove, I have decided I like them. I hope you do too.
So stay tuned. School Days (the kit) will be release in time for your little ones to return to school.
- All papers: School Days by Pixels and Pix Digital Design by Corie Farnsley (coming soon!)
- Fonts: CK Stars and CK Newsclips (title), Myraid Pro (journaling)
I am tirelessly working on my upcoming School Days kit and can’t wait to unveil the final product! In the meantime, I’m playing around with some of the papers I have created for the kit, just to see how they work together, what else is needed, etc. You saw one layout on the Disney challenge post. Here’s another.
As you can see, the colors for the upcoming kit are bright and bold…just right for layouts about elementary-school-age kids!
Fonts: Adobe Fangsong Std (journaling), Avenir Heavy (photo captions), You are Loved (title)
Papers: From my upcoming School Days kit. Stay tuned!
Of all the time I’ve been digital scrapbooking, I’ve honestly never taken time to do any organized online scrapbooking challenges — until today!
A friend of mine from high school has recently opened a blog based on digital scrapbooking (check it out here: It’s Just Meejay Designs) and has a challenge running now through June 26. The challenge is to scraplift her layout …
… with some Disney World photos and post it into the MouseScrappers forum (check out that link for the complete rules). As a reward, she’ll give you this super-cute Donald Duck-theme mini kit!
I absolutely love the alpha and numbers in this kit (oh, and that cool craft-colored paper…oh, and those fluffy, stitched stars…so fun!), and I’m looking forward to receiving it! So, I just finished my scraplift layout. (Remember that scraplifting just means you take something – the idea, layout, color scheme, photo themes, elements, etc., – whatever floats your boat – and apply it to a layout of your own. In this case, I loved the overall balance of the layout, the journaling on the left, title on the right, stitching around the journaling block and the cluster at the bottom right. I also love the photo!)
Please contribute to Jaime’s challenge! If you do, post a link to the MouseScrappers page where you posted your scraplift layout in my comments section here, and I’ll also send you a freebie (shown below)! Just don’t forget to follow the challenge rules so you can get Jaime’s kit! You want it; you know you do! And don’t forget to check out her blog, too!
Sources for my layout:
- Fonts: Walt Disney Script (title, date and first line of journaling); Zolano Serif (journaling)
- All papers and elements are from my upcoming School Days kit. Stay tuned!
Sources for Jaime’s layout are found here.
I am excited to begin offering templates to speed your scrapping! My first template will include space for three photos and will help you quickly create a page that looks something like this:
(Click on layout to see it larger. All page elements are available in my Graphic Nature Mega Pack and Graphic Nature Facebook Freebie. Fonts: AL Serenade and League Gothic in title, Avenir for journaling)
Watch for a new post later this week that includes a free downloadable, layered Photoshop template document as well as instructions on how to use the template to create a page of your own. I will be providing templates on a regular basis for purchase, but the first one is free! Stay tuned!
I have to say that it has been a lot of fun to design layouts completely with my own stuff! That has never happened before this kit, and it’s an awesome feeling!
Anyway, if you’re like me, you might like to see sample layouts made with the kits you’re interested in purchasing before you actually purchase them. So here are a couple of very different layouts I have made using the Graphic Nature kit. Enjoy!
This page includes:
- cream paper from Graphic Nature Paper Pack
- green paper from Graphic Nature Paper Pack
- circle trim (layered on top of a simple rectangle to form a clipping mask for the grassy border at bottom) from Graphic Nature Element Pack 3
- swirly tree from Graphic Nature Element Pack 2
- butterfly from Graphic Nature Element Pack 3
- alpha from Graphic Nature Element Pack 1
- tree tag from Graphic Nature Element Pack 2
- blue stitched ribbon from Graphic Nature Element Pack 3
- date tag from Graphic Nature Element Pack 2
- photo corners from Graphic Nature Element Pack 2
Of course, you can get all of these elements in the Graphic Nature Mega Pack!
This page includes:
- 3 blue papers from Graphic Nature Paper Pack
- 1 striped paper from Graphic Nature Paper Pack
- cream photo frame from Graphic Nature Element Pack 1
- elegant butterfly from Graphic Nature Element Pack 1
- circle date stamp from Graphic Nature Element Pack 1
- alpha from Graphic Nature Element Pack 1
- blue flower from Graphic Nature Element Pack 3
And of course, you can get all of these elements together in the Graphic Nature Mega Pack!