Sunday, August 31, 2008

Creative Challenge #3 Layouts

I can't believe it's Sunday already. I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. The weather here in Ontario, Canada has been amazing. Probably one of the best weekends we have had this summer. I must say I'm sad about how fast summer has gone, but there are some things I look forward to in the fall. One, football season starts next week and two, some of my t.v. shows premiere this week. So fall ain't that bad :) Thanks To everyone who participated. Kayleigh and I loved seeing your favorite rooms and things. This week we have picked Heidi a.k.a Heidi2008's layout. We loved how she labelled each photo, it added more detail into her favorite space. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for another fun challenge. Enjoy the rest of the weekend - Tara

The Living Room

Home Sweet Home

My Favorite Room

Little Comfort Zone

Friday, August 29, 2008

Our Creative Challenge #3 Layouts

I hope everyone is having fun with the challenge. I know I did. Here is Kayleigh & I's layouts. Don't forget to link us up to your layout before Saturday and we will pick one layout to be featured on Sunday. Everyone have a Great Friday! - Tara

Credits :: Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Stitching Holes #1; Anna Aspnes-Distress Tool Set No.3; Lynn Grieveson-Paper Bag Alphabet :: CatScrap :: Brigit-A Merry Little Christmas Kit-Paper(Recoloured), Summer Breeze Kit-Splatter(Recoloured); Syrin-Snuggle Up Elements-Staples. :: Fonts :: MA Fishy, Susies Handand CK Becky.

Credits :: Designer Digitals :: Ali Edwards-Layered Template No. 16; Rob & Bob Studios-Bedford Paper Pack, Spot Dots brushes-n-Stamps No. 4; Pattie Knox-Staples Its! 2; Kellie Mize-Extra Long Dates

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Copy Cat Wednesday #2

I'm sure you are all in the same boat as me, you have a ton of amazing layouts in your favorites folder that you say your going to lift but never do. I love that I have Copy Cat Wednesday to actually get to some of those awesome layouts. This week I'm doing one of Dagmar a.k.a lenasmommy. I have quite a few of her layouts in my folder and this week I picked this one for it's simple but elegant design. I thought it would work perfecting with this photo. I hope I've inspired you to lift it as well or to pick one from your favorites folder. Enjoy your Wednesday. - Tara

Living In The Moment

Credits :: Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Woven Naturally Paper Pack; Anna Aspnes-Stitched By Anna No.1; Jesse Edwards-Sass For You Class Paper Pack (Recoloured) :: CatScrap :: Ida-Doodle Flowers :: Oscraps :: Paislee Press-Press Lines No.5-Love Lark Paper Pack :: Font :: CK Becky

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Freebie

Vinnie has another awesome freebie for you. When I saw this layout of hers I got all excited, I was hoping there was a mini kit, and there was. Go check out her Blog. Her layout includes all her products except for Jofia Devoe's flower, from her Flower Mania Pack. Happy Scrapping! - Tara

Monday, August 25, 2008

Creative Challenge #3

Well it's Monday again and pretty soon the kids will be back to school. Thanks to all the Ladies who participated in last week's challenge. This week we have put a little twist on it, you will have a subject where you are going to have to take some pictures. Here is a website for inspiration Snippet & Ink

• Snippets of photos of one of your favorite rooms in the house
• Multiple Photos
• No Photo Frames
• Brush Work
• Something Metal

Kayleigh and I look forward in seeing what you guys come up with. On Friday we will post ours and on Sunday we will pick one layout to be featured. Everyone have a great week. - Tara

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Creative Challenge #2 Layouts

Thanks to everyone who has participated in our challenges - it's so fun to see how everyone is being inspired! The pages are fabulous & it was hard to just choose one this week to post - but here it is, by Renee aka rsowers. Tara & I both fell in love with the sweet photo, the creative placement of the buttons & the beautiful colours.

7 Months
Mrs Brodie's buttons...

Be sure to check back tomorrow for Creative Challenge #3.

Friday, August 22, 2008

My Creative Challenge #2 Layout

It's Friday and thank goodness, it's been a long week. I'm looking forward to relaxing this weekend and doing some scrapping. As you already know Kayleigh has been really really busy this week with going back to work and working on her secret project. So this week I have done the layout for the challenge. Here is my single page layout using at least 3 buttons, some kind of ribbon, journaling inside a circle or around, something faded and stitching of some kind. Can't wait to see all your pages! Don't forget to check back on Monday when we post another fun challenge. - Tara

Credits :: Designer Digitals:: Katie Pertiet-Graphic Pop Grunge Brush, Stitching Holes No.1, Messy Stitches-White and Tied Fasteners No.1 ::CatScraps:: Catrine-Astrid Kit (button); Creashens-As I Am Kit (Flowers); Madame Mim-Old Coat Buttons ::Oscraps:: Paislee Press-Lark Paper Pack. Jessica Sprague-Half Circle Template. Font-Century Gothic.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Where's Kayleigh?

Just wanted to pop in & say that I have been REALLY really busy this past week with going back to work. Eric is still home with Spencer since he is not able to work right now due to his recent surgery from the car accident last year. So it does make it easier knowing that Spence is with him rather than a sitter. The 1st day was really hard, but each day is getting easier. When I get home I don't want to spend time on the computer until Spence is in bed, so my scrapping time has gone from 6-8 hours a day to about 2!

I am also working on a secret project that is taking up a lot of time - but it is going to be fantastic! ... Sorry no hints :) Plus there is my latest news to celebrate with the MMM Runner-Up. I feel so honoured to have been recognized among these talented scrappers. And thanks to Mary for letting me know about the contest to begin with. I entered the contest on a whim & got my 5 pages ready in about a week & 1/2. I pushed the reveal of the winners out of my mind with all the craziness of being back at work this week. So how excited was I when i saw the thread at DD that Mary started?! My co-workers were excited, but they don't really understand how very exciting this truely is in the scrapping world.

Tara has been doing a fantastic job with the blog & her inspiring pages. (So thanks my friend!) Come mid September I will be able to dive into our blog full forced! We have lots of fantastic inspiration in store for you all so stay tuned & check back often!



Congrats to our very own Kayleigh, who was chosen to be a runner-up for the Memory Makers Masters. Check it out here.
Very well deserved! :) - Tara

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Copy Cat Wednesday

When everything is up and running, every Wednesday will be Copy Cat Wednesday. One week I'll do it and then the next week Kayleigh will do it. We will find a layout that we love and copy it. So this week I fell in love with this layout by Liz of Paislee Press. Love the series of photos and the brush work and the faded words in the background. Here is what I came up with. I hope it inspires you! - Tara

Here is Liz layout. Click here for Credits

And Here is Mine.

Credits: Designer Digitals: Katie Pertiet-Mega Tag Pack, Spot Dots No.2 and Botanist Notebook Kit No.21-Frame;
Anna Aspnes-Vitality Kit-Trim; Pattie Knox-Staple Its. Shabby Pickle Designs: Holly Designs-Pewter Miss Match Alphabet
Jen Wilson Designs-Being Paper Pack-Background Paper.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Freebie

If you haven't already got your hands on it go to Vinnie Pearce's Blog and download her new freebie kit. It's to die for. You will also see Vinnie's second secret revealed. Click here. Here is Vinnie's beautiful layout of her daughter using her new kit. I can't wait to get home tomorrow and play. Thanks Vinnie! - Tara

Monday, August 18, 2008

Creative Challenge #2

Okay is everyone ready for another challenge. This week we have a little more elements then last week, maybe a little more challenging but a lot more fun. :) Don't forget to link us to your page in the comments field here on our blog by Saturday. We will post our pages on Friday and then on Sunday we will pick one page that really stands out to us to feature on our blog!

• Single Page Layout
• At least 3 Buttons
• Journaling inside a circle or around
• Some Kind of Ribbon
• Something Faded
• Stitching of Some Kind

We look forward in seeing your pages! - Tara

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Creative Challenge #1 Layouts

Thanks to everyone who participated, Kayleigh and I love seeing your layouts. We have chosen this layout by Fiona (museumpiece) to be featured this week. Below is a link to everyone who participated in this week's challenge. Click on link to view. Don't forget to check back tomorrow when we post Creative Challenge #2 - Tara

Swimming Lessons

Enjoy Life

Life's A Beach

Summer Memories '08

Moments Like These

Fresh Obsessed

Day At The Beach

Friday, August 15, 2008

Our Creative Challenge #1 Layouts

Kayleigh and I are loving seeing your comments and layouts. Thanks! Here is our take on the challenge. You had to have a single page layout with a summer theme, stitching holes & staples. Don't forget to look back on Monday when we post another fun challenge.

Kayleigh's Water Play

CREDITS: Katie Pertiet: Lil Bits Black Alphabet, Metal Mesh Alphabet, Assorted Tapes No. 02 & Simple Classics No. 6 Kit.
Pattie Knox: Staple Its. Ali Edwards: Hello Summer Hand-Drawn Brushes. From Designer Digitals.
Catrine Hallingstad: Catrine’s Explore Solids {nature}, Catrine’s Chalked Alpha Kate, Birgit & Catrine`s Come Out And Play Kit. From CatScrap.

Tara's Splish Splash

CREDITS: Katie Pertiet: Stitching Holes No.1, Rejoice Paper Pack(Recoloured). Anna Aspnes: 12x12 Texture Overlays No.2, Torn n Tattered Paper Templates No.1. Mindy Terasawa: Smile' At Me Kit-Paper. Pattie Knox: Staple Its. Designer Digitals. Fonts Arial Black, Big Caslon & 1942 Report.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

It's Here

Another great issue of Digital Artist Magazine is ready to download. Get your copy here. There's 154 pages of inspiration & freebies for only $6.00, that's a steal. I'm also very excited to say that our own Kayleigh has been featured this month in the On Location: Canada. Check her out! Congratulations Girl! I haven't had much time to go through it yet, but I'm anxious to do so.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I Live for

Here is my layout using Vinnie's new "I live for"  freebie mini kit. I had fun playing with it. I look forward to seeing more of her beautiful digital products. If you don't have any of her products yet visit her blog, she has posted 3 freebies already. See link below. - Tara
Credits: Designer Digitals: Katie Pertiet-LaCremerie Kit-Stitch, stamped Stitches No.4; Anna Aspnes-Dripped stains and Distressed Tool Set. Leora Sanford-Frayed Fabric Scrap Bin. Jen Wilson-ReJenerate-Reflect Kit-Journaling Strips, Daily Doses-Get Fastened-zipper and LAmour Rouge Paper Pack. Vinnie Pearce-I live for mini kit.

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Freebie

Okay, I'm sure everyone is aware that Vinnie Pearce is now designing her own digital products. She has just posted another freebie on her blog, check it out here, you don't want to miss out on this amazing mini kit. Here is Vinnie's beautiful layout using her 'I Live for Kit' - Tara

New York Shutterfly Book

I wanted to post a copy of my completed New York book, It's my fourth Shutterfly book, but my first completed theme book. I love the way it flows page by page. I like the idea of a book with one theme that carries the same elements throughout. It's a lot of work, but well worth it in the end. I wait patiently for my copy to arrive in the mail. To check out other books for inspiration go to - Tara

Click here to view this photo book.

Creative Challenge No.1

Tara & I have done about 10 challenges between us over the months but we are starting fresh with Challenge #1 on the blog. We want to see what you do with these challenges - so link us to your page in the comments field here on our blog by Saturday. We will post our pages on Friday's, give new challenges on Monday to start the week with a bit of inspiration. Then on Sunday we will pick one page that really stands out to us to feature on our blog!

Ready for your Creative Challenge No.1?!
• Single page
• Summer theme
• Stitching Holes
• Staples

Can't wait to see your page!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Welcome to our blog!

Tara & I are really excited about this adventure of our blog & we hope you are too! We plan on having lots of exciting things to share with you from the digital world of scrapbooking. Some of our exciting things are challenges, lots of inspiration, a monthly sketch to inspire you, or whatever else we find that we think might inspire you a bit.

Tara & I met through about 9 months ago. We actually live really close to eachother here in Ontario, Canada but haven't met YET in real life - one day! But I feel like I really know her & am glad we met.

So drop in often as we hope to have this blog thing figured out ASAP! - Kayleigh