Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A New Blog!

I wanted to pop in here to share something that i have been working on for this last while. I have started my own personal blog site where i am sharing scrapbook inspiration, family stuff, projects/classes i have going on, receipes & whatever elese i think you may be interested in.

Kayleigh Wiles | live what you love

I would also like to share a few postings that i have posted previosly:

5 Fun Uses for Digital Screws

Inspiration {Layer Works No. 35}

Oh how Pinteresting!

In-The-Making: Pond Skating

Love Day

Thank you for sharing in my excitement!
- kayleigh

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

One Playdate: Two Layouts

Tara & I are really lucky to live a drive away from eachother & also really lucky that our daughters are 12 days apart! Its so fun to watch them grow together & to have a sounding board for the stages we are going through. Earlier this month Makenna & I went to their place & we even got to meet Tara's newest little one, Emily. {Who really deserves her own page, it's on my to do list!}

Tara & I both used this kit on our pages:

Other than that, we used all different stuff. I love how different the two pages are with similar qualities. Be sure to click on each image for full credit lists!

Tara's Playdate Page:

Kayleigh's Playdate Page:

Thanks for letting us share!
- kayleigh

Monday, March 7, 2011

Gallery Inspiration

Today i have some random inspiration that are inspiring me to get my scrap on! some are digital & some are paper. I think inspiration can be pulled from a multitude of sources so here are some layouts. Enjoy!

The photo is so cool here - i really like the idea of using letters & other props in special photo shoots like this.

Love how everything pops against the dark background here! Artist: Lori C.

The unusual title & bright colours drew me into this page wanting to know more. Artist: 4noisyboys

Oh how beautiful this page is - those squares of paper all stitched together are perfect! The butterfly's are a perfect girly touch. Artist: Valerie

Lots of inspiration to pull from on this page - love the gathering of ribbon/paper pieces, the whimsical clouds & the cute border around the whole page. Artist: adogslife13

This is my favourite colour scheme & paired with the black & white photo = beautiful! Artist: Karen

The details on this page work so well here - i like the slightly messy but organized look here & the bits of stamped stitching rock. Artist: Nath

Love the colour scheme here & the little details that add so much to the page. I also think it is really cool that she is capturing each anniversary with a page. Artist: BrittanyLane

The photo here taken from up above is awesome & reminds me i should take more photos like this. Love the blocks, the fun ribbons & the soft script writing in the background. Artist: georgeinci

I love the wooden alpha & floral accents she used to reinforce her garden theme of the page. Artist: Amson

- kayleigh

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Creative Challenge #62

Hello, It's Sunday and I finally got a layout done. It's taken me all week but I finally got one done. I think this winter has been sapping my creative juices. Is it ever going to be Spring? It was only supposed to rain this weekend, but instead we woke up to snow. I'm so over WINTER! Today I bring you an all new challenge to spark your creative mojo. Combo the things below to create a beautiful page. Here is what I came up with. I hope everyone has a fabulous week. -Tara

• Cluster Frames
• Acrylic Alphabet
* Flowers
• Something Circular
* Stitches

Friday, February 25, 2011

Copy Cat Challenge #63

Happy FRIDAY everyone! I'm so happy it's Friday. Looking forward in spending time with my Family. Today I bring you an all new Copy Cat Challenge. I picked this layout by Lori. Lori did this layout for our Creative Challenge #61, I loved her design and knew I would lift it for a future Copy Cat. I love the simple design with the elements running vertical down the one side. Feeling a little low on mojo I know this layout will get your creative juices flowing. Have a Great Weekend and Happy Scrapping!- Tara

Click on Layout for CREDITS

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Emily's Quilt

I'm so excited! Yesterday Emily's fabric came in the mail. I order it from ETSY from a shop called Lily Bella Fabrics. The service was GREAT and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Thanks Christy :) Last year I made a quilt for Addison for her first birthday. This was my first attempted at sewing. I've always wanted to make a quilt but didn't know where to start. I have to give a BIG THANKS! to my friend Lisa for all her help. I couldn't have done it with out her :) So when I decided to make a quilt for Addison I looked high and low for the perfect fabric ... I fell in love with a fabric called Girl Friday by Cosmo Cricket. When I was pregnant with Emily I decided to start searching for the fabric for her baby quilt. I knew it wasn't going to be easy. I search ETSY pretty frequently for fabric and just about a week ago I fell in love with a fabric by Kate Spain. It was perfect. Emily's colours in her room are purple and blue with a hint of green so this fabric was a great match. It was an added bonus that the name of the fabric is called "Central Park" My husband and I just LOVE New York City! I guess it was meant to be :) I've posted a picture of Addison's quit and the fabric for Emily's quilt. Even though this is not a scrapbooking post, you can use the colours in the fabric to inspire a layout. Enjoy the rest of your week. I'll be back soon with an all new Copy Cat Challenge. -Tara

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Recent Shutterfly Prints

Towards the end of last year i did some printing using Shutterfly. I have always been really happy with the results i have gotten with them so i have just stuck with them for all my page printing. However i am wondering where your go to place is to print?

I thought i would share some photos from these recent books. The books that we have are accessible to the kids & i encourage them to look through them. They love flipping through them & i love watching them enjoy them. (This is why we all scrapbook isn't it?)

{Makenna chose this beautiful ensemble of an outfit}

Spencer already has two books printed for him, this being his third book & the largest! It is 12x12 and to the max at 101 pages. Would you be shocked if i told you i still have 24 more pages to print?

One of my goals this year is to print more ... i haven't printed any pages for Makenna yet, just a few are ready to print(acckkk 116!) I have all of my 365 pages, all of my All About Kayleigh pages, the friends and family pages & the Family Fall book + Smiles photobook i made last year hasn't been printed for us yet.

I thought i would also talk about how i keep my pages stored on my computer to keep them organized. I have the following folders set up: Both Kids, Makenna's Book, Spencers Book, Project 365, Friend and Family Book, Kayleigh's Book. Within each of these folders are the PSD folders & the jpg that i upload to my gallery at Designer Digitals. There is also a folder called LG JPGS that i place a full size 12x12 jpg of the completed page. I use this jpg to upload to Shutterfly where i have the same folders set up for my pages there. Once it is uploaded then i move it to another folder. Doing this is peace of mind for me knowing that the jpg is there in case i were to loose everything.

So what system is working for you? Where do you print? Are you like me & scrap lots, need to print more?

- kayleigh

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope everyone gets to spend it with the people they love. Tonight I'm making heart shape pizza. I hope it turns out :). Here are some eye candy perfect for Valentine's Day. Enjoy! - Tara

You can get this personalized Little Flower Hearts at Etsy at Sarah & Bendrix Shop I might have to make one of these.

Love this framed print. You can download the print at Eighteen 25. I printed one and have it sitting on my mantle over the tv.

This is a cool idea which I did last year for Valentine's Day. I got the idea off of Martha Stewart website.

Simply yummy cupcakes for Valentine'sDay. Get the recipe here at Martha Stewart Website.

This cute pillow would make the perfect Valentine's Day gift. You can get it at Etsy at Decology Shop.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Quarterly Sale Time!

It's sale time at Designer Digitals with all products on sale right now until Tuesday February 15th! Included in the sale are all the templates that are inspired by my pages & the Quick Page sets i have created using Katie Pertiets products!

Studio Double-D

Here are a few of my faves:
{images linked to the store}

And on Saturday there is an all day chat with a new host + freebie each hour! {All times are EST}
8am Package Inspiration with Andrea
9am - Talking Type with CathyZ
10am - Add Flare with Anna
11am - 30MM with Cassie
12pm - Dates, Numbers etc with Elena
1pm - Collageable with Katie
2pm - Felt Friends with Pattie
3pm - iTunes with Mel
4pm - Templates with Kayleigh
5pm - Embellishing with Kathleen
6pm - Scraplift with Lynn
7pm - Family Time with earlofoxford
8pm - Color Challenge with Anke
9pm - Singing Bee with Jesse
10pm - Fitting The Words On The Page with Ali
11pm - Last Call with Randy & Katie

You can also join me for the month of February at Masterful Scrapbook Design
where we are talking Titles! Lots of inspiration of there.

And for your chance to win a month free be sure to enter to win here on Amy Kingsford's blog!

Have you heard of Pinterest yet? Join up & be inspired! See my boards of inspiration here!

- kayleigh

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Gallery Inspiration

Good Morning! How is everyone on this fine Wednesday? I'm starting to get sick of this weather, it's so COLD here in southwestern Ontario. I'm tried of the dry skin and fuzzy hair. My body is in need of a little sunshine :) Today I bring you six fabulous layouts that have caught my eye in the last few weeks. I hope this helps you spark your creative mojo. Happy Scrapping! - Tara

This layout is by Mymalloryboys. I love the colour combo and all the cool elements. Awesome photo treatment on the photos as well.

This layout is by JanettD. Love the vertical design and how she has placed her photo and elements on top of the journaling. Love the colours as well.

This layout is by Girlygirl. Love her design and how the bright colours POP off the dark background.

This layout is by AmberR. Love the Purple and Yellow Combo. Her elements and photos are PERFECT!

This layout is by Kathleen.Summers. Love the soft colours and adorable photos. Awesome Photo treatment on her photos.

Last but not least is a layout by Zwyck. Love the monochromic feel with the POP of RED. The design and elements are fabulous.

Click on Layouts for CREDITS

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Creative Challenge #61

Good Evening Everyone. So sorry I haven't posted anything in a while, but we just added our new addition to our Family. Emily was born January 15th. My due date was today, but she decided to come early. I'm pretty sure me getting the flu was the cause of that. With Valentine's Day just around the corner I wanted to do a page all about LOVE :) So just the other day we took this fun little photo. I'm quite happy with the way it turned out. Today's Creative Challenge is to take a fun photo showcasing love. It could be an object or the people that you love. Also make sure to incorporate the things listed below. So looking forward to seeing your layouts. Don't forget to link us to your layout in the comments field. I will post everyone's layout next week. Happy Scrapping! - Tara

•One Photo
•Pink & Red and any other colours
•Brushes, lots of Brushes
•Word Art

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Templates make life easier ...

Really they normally do. But bare with me while i share this story. I had the best intentions of scrapping my kids Christmas morning photos easily & quickly to just get them done ... this is what i ended up with.

I started with this template & added my photos for each kid into a separate page. I started scrapping Makennas page, I intended on dragging over all the elements & title. Then i started adding different stuff to Spencer's page. Then I couldn't make up my mind which direction I liked more. So I scrapped on and on ... ok for days really. So today i said today is the last day these pages are going to be open in Photoshop so i wrapped them up.

When i see each page side by side, i lean towards liking the look of Spencer's page more. I like the funky greens, the bright reds & the star brushwork that i just discovered tonight in my stash. On Makenna's page i like the texture of the background, the white brushwork & the metal star/bow cluster. I am so relieved that these photos are now scrapped, no one will care years from now that they both started with the same template.

But do you think anyone might notice that earlier that same year when we picked our Christmas Tree that page started with the same template?

If you would like to learn more about changing up templates, be sure to check out the self paced class at Big Picture that i have created called Template Manipulation. In this class you will get 3 free templates, a stitching sampler & even a special discount for Designer Digitals.

Happy Scrapping!
- kayleigh