Sunday, November 30, 2008

Creative Challenge #16 Layouts!

Good Morning! I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend. Just yesterday I started decorating for Christmas and can't wait to get my Christmas tree. We usually get it this weekend but since it's not December yet I have to wait until next week :(. This week for the challenge we have decided to feature Anke layout. I just love the colours and her design. Thanks to Anke and Linda for finishing the challenge. I know it's a busy time of the year. So with that I wanted to announce that we are going to put the Creative Challenge and the Copy Cat Wednesday on hold until February. Don't worry we have other things to inspire you for the month of December & January. Just a little hint. It's Called 12 Days of Christmas Challenge and check back tomorrow for the First day of Christmas. - Tara


Visit To Santa

Friday, November 28, 2008

My Creative Challenge #16 Layout

YAY! It's Friday! I'm looking forward to the weekend. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. Anyone planning on shopping on the biggest shopping day of the year? Well, here is my layout. I'm having fun scrapping my Christmas photos. Don't forget to link us up to your layouts before Saturday and we will pick one layout to be featured on Sunday. Everyone have a great weekend. - Tara

CREDITS :: CatsScraps :: Catrine-Home For the Holidays; Syrin-Snuggle Up Elements (Staples) :: Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Stitching Holes No.1 & Yuletide Clusters; Ali Edwards-Holiday Words hand Drawn :: Fonts :: CK Double Mou & Arial Black.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Copy Cat Wednesday #13

I picked this fun page that Fiona aka Applechick created just the other day for the DD Guest CT Contest - November 2008. (If you haven't checked the gallery lately be sure to pop in for lots of inspiration. One lucky girl will win a guest spot on DD's CT!!) Be sure to join me in lifting this great page by Fiona & don't forget to link us to your page so we don't miss it! - Kayleigh

::All Designer Digitals::
Mindy Terasawa: Itty Bitty Robots Kit, Itty Bitty Robots Solid Paper; Ali Edwards: Loving Life Word Art; *Michelle Martin* new designer at DD! Frostproof Solids (coming soon!); Pattie Knox: Hot Summer Brights Felt Alphabet, Staple Its!, Shimmer Me Tidbits – Splattered; Katie Pertiet: Postage Frame Super Pack (coming soon!), All You Need Overlays, Messed Up Edge Die-Cut Masks, Krafty Tags - Celebrate; Anna Aspnes: Taped Dotty Polkas, Stitched by Anna White No. 01, Stitched by Anna White No. 02, Distressed Korners N Edges BrushSet No. 08 (coming soon!) Font: 1942 report

Check out this lift from last week that Island Girl created from Billie's great page Fly.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Creative Challenge #16

Good Morning, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. This weekend I started my Christmas shopping and I must say I was happy with my first shopping outing. I actually ended up finishing a few people on my list and started a couple others. If I can keep the pace up, It should only take me another two trips to be done all my shopping. That excites me, since I hate the crowed malls at Christmas time. How is everyone else doing on there Christmas shopping? Also this weekend I went to see Twilight! Did anyone else go and see it? I loved it and I look forward to the next movie. If you haven't already read the books from Stephanie Meyer, it's a must. There is nothing better than forbidden love between a vampire and a mortal. Okay, so here is the challenge for this week. 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. Have a great Monday! - Tara

• One Photo
• Stitching Holes
• Holiday Theme
• Staples
• Circles
• Glitter

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Creative Challenge #15 Layouts

Sorry about the late post for this - I have been working frantically to wrap up my sister book. I thought I would just do 1 more page, but when I was sorting through the photos I found more that just had to be scrapped. I loved this page by Aino about the photos of her parents that suddenly became meaningful once she was playing around with them. Check back tomorrow for Tara's challenge! Have a good day - Kayleigh

Anke's Page
Linda's Page
Kirsty's Page
Kelly's Page
Brittany's Page

Friday, November 21, 2008

My Creative Challenge #15 Layout

I loved these sweet photos of my hubby & Spencer on Father's Day this past year - but they were dark, poor composition & kinda grainy. So I did a lot of playing around with them in Lightroom & cropped them using Kellie's fantastic template. I had been passing over these photos for months & feel so relieved that they are finally scrapped. Sometimes as scrappers we pass over the scrapping of special memories for the sake of using the good photos first. - Kayleigh

::All Designer Digitals:: Kellie Mize: Tortuga Template No. 110 Katie Pertiet: Jouets Collection, Simple Classics No. 04 Kit, Krafty Tags - Celebrate, Rounded Word Strips, Counting Trash Alphabet Jesse Edwards: Die Cut Paper Pack 2 Anna Aspnes: Stitched by Anna White No. 01 Ali Edwards: Holidays + Celebrations Hand-Drawn Brushes

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Copy Cat Wednesday #12

It's Wednesday and with that comes an all new Copy Cat Wednesday. This week I have picked a layout by Billie a.k.a BillieBee. I just love the colours, texture and design of her layout. I hope it inspires you to do a page. Can't wait to see what you come up with. - Tara


CREDITS :: All Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Adjective Monograms; Jesse Edwards-Harvested Paper Pack; Ali Edwards-Days & Months Hand Drawn Brushes; Lynn Grieveson-Worn Edges 2; Anna Aspnes-Colour Fall Paperie, Stitched By Anna N0.3 Cream, Stitched By Anna Circles No.2, 12x12 Distressed Edge Overlay No.7, Torn N Tattered Paper Templates No.2 and Distressed Tool Set No.8.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Creative Challenge #15

Thank you everyone for your kind words of congratulations to me & my family. We are so excited to meet this little person in May! With the thought of the hundreds of new baby photos that will be on the way - I am thinking about all the photos I have YET to scrap... so this is how I came up with this weeks challenge. (Maybe it's early signs of nesting?!)

The challenge is to dig up some photos that you have brushed off because they are not 'perfect' but the memory they capture is important. Use these ideas below to get your mojo going with those photos you keep passing over!

• Creatively crop the photos
• Modify the photos in lightroom
• Reduce the size
• Embrace the flaws
• Change the photo to black & white
• Use the white space to add journaling
• Apply a filter to distract from the imperfections

Don't forget that the store-wide sale at Designer Digitals will end Tuesday am @6am EST!! Have a great week everyone. - Kayleigh

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Creative Challenge #14 Layouts

Good Morning Everyone! It's snowing here in Ontario Canada, so it's starting to feel like Christmas is just around the corner. This week we had two awesome layouts for the challenge. If you haven't already, please make sure to leave some love on these two pages. For some reason I couldn't get the layout images to upload properly, so please click on links to see pages. Check back tomorrow for a new challenge from Kayleigh. Everyone have a great Sunday afternoon. - Tara

Circa 1951


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Did you know...

That Designer Digitals is having a store-wide 30% off sale that started this weekend & is running all weekend?! Very very exciting. Now is a great time to stock up on all those products that are waiting to be used collecting dust on your wish list. There is even a ton of brand new stuff that was JUST released tonight that is 30% also! Be sure to check it out. Plus don't miss the ALL DAY chats on Saturday as well {with freebies!} - kayleigh

And The Winner Is ...

Thank you to everyone who became a follower to our blog. The winner of the $5.00 Gift Card to Designer Digitals goes to Laura. Congratulations! Please email us your contact information and we will get you your GC as soon as possible. - Tara & Kayleigh

Monday, November 10, 2008

3rd Month Anniversary!

Today, Kayleigh and I are celebrating our 3rd month of blogging and we want you to come celebrate. All you have to do is become a follower to our blog and you will be entered to win a $5.00 Gift Card to Designer Digitals. Become a follower by Wednesday November 12th at 11:00 p.m. eastern time. and we will randomly pick one winner. Kayleigh and I also want to thank everyone for their support. :) -Tara & Kayleigh

Creative Challenge #14

Hello Everyone, sorry I haven't been around in a bit. I've been taking a break from the computer. My creative juices have been a little low. I hope everyone had a good weekend and are up for a new challenge. We look forward in seeing your pages. 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. Have a great Monday! - Tara

• Use Brushes
• One Solid Paper
• At Least One Pattern Paper
• Monochromic Colour Scheme
• Square Photo or Photos
• A Childhood Photo or Photos of yourself

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Creative Challenge #13 Layouts

Ok so I will admit this challenge even though I created it, I had no mojo to get a page done. I attempted it three times over the week & had nothing I liked so I apologize. I love the two pages that Janet & Linda created for the challenge so here they are! - Kayleigh

Janet's Page:

Linda's Page:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Copy Cat Wednesday #11

Here is a page that was inspired by one of our challenges by BrittanyLane. I have been itching to lift it since I saw it & I hope you all are inspired as well. Have fun with this challenge! - Kayleigh
Brittany's Page: Favorite Things

And here is my page:

::All Designer Digitals:: His Valentine MiniKit, MonoBlendz Paperie-Lima, MonoBlendz Skyline Paperie, Stitched by Anna White No. 01, Distressed Korners N Edges No. 3 by Anna Aspnes; Cut-ups Everyday, Cut-Ups Destination, Rounded Word Strips, Loosely Labeled Dates, Stamped Stitches No. 06 (coming soon!), In the Post Brushes, Simple Classics No. 04 Kit by Katie Pertiet

Monday, November 3, 2008

Creative Challenge #13

Good day everyone! Enjoy this yummy challenge for this week.

• Scrap a page about your favourite snack
• Be sure to journal the 'why' to tell the story
• Use whatever else makes your page feel right

Don't forget to link us here to your page so we can all drool over the yummy pages! -Kayleigh

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Creative Challenge #12 Layouts

I awoke this morning at 7:30 when Spencer woke up, I thought wow I got to sleep in a bit. Then I realized that it was actually 6:30am because of the time change. Geeessh! Spencer during the week seems to sleep until 8 or even 8:30, so I don't even see him 'cause I'm outta here long before that. oh well. Anyways there were some fabulous pages for Tara's challenge this week - I fell in love with this one by LaRissa - that photo is so stinkin' cute!! Have a great day. - Kayleigh

LaRissa: Hot Tamale
Linda: Love Always
Cheryl: Cherish
Billie: Greatest Joy
Sarah: Teapot
Kami: October Corn
Janet: September
Anke: Boys
Gebics: remember this