Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blog Status

You may have noticed that Tara & I have been slacking with posting on the blog for our challenges & inspiration over the last couple weeks. We are sorry about this & do apologize to you. We both have a lot going on with our lives at the moment getting ready to meet our little girls. I am due in 2 1/2 weeks & Tara is due in about 5 1/2 weeks. I am ready to meet this little girl who has been kicking me for months now! This is going to be a huge change in our family & I am sure there is going to be bad days. But hopefully the good days outweigh the bad ones. Spencer has been really enjoying playing in Makenna's room & we often find him playing with his toys that he drags in there.

We will continue to post a monthly challenge each month. Tara will be posting May's challenge in the next couple days. And stay tuned as I will be using a random generator to pick a winner for April for the $10.00 Designer Digitals Gift Certificate. This will come in handy for one lucky person since rumour has it that there will be a sale this weekend to celebrate National Scrapbook Day!! Gotta love DD.

Thank you for your understanding & well wishes in coming weeks.

- kayleigh

Friday, April 24, 2009

Quarterly Sale Going On At DD!

Designer Digitals is having their quarterly sale and you don't want to miss it. Save 30% on almost everything in the Shop. New products have been uploaded and more coming on Sunday. Sale Ends Tuesday April 28th at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time. On Saturday there is all day chats and FREEBIES & PRIZES! : ) Chats start at 8:00 a.m. Eastern and the last chat is at 11:00 p.m. See list of chats below. Kayleigh and I are hosting the 8:00 a.m. chat for all the early birds, so come on over and chat with us : ) Everyone have a wonderful weekend! - Tara

8:00 a.m. Rise & Shine Color Challenge Chat - Tara & Kayleigh
9:00 a.m. Heritage Chat – Paula
10:00 a.m. Ad Challenge Chat – Mindy
11:00 a.m. 30MM Chat – Cassie
12:00 p.m. Template Challenge Chat – Pattie
1:00 p.m. Art Inspiration Chat – Anna
2:00 p.m. itunes Challenge Chat- Mel
3:00 p.m. Photography Chat - Sam Ellis
4:00 p.m. Frame Me Chat – Katie
5:00 p.m. Web Challenge Chat – Katie
6:00 p.m. Words to Live By Chat [page titles] – LynnG
7:00 p.m. Random Inspiration Chat – Katie
8:00 p.m. Singing Bee Chat – Jesse
9:00 p.m. 4 Photo Challenge Chat - Sara Horton
10:00 p.m. Scraplift Chat - Laura Grimes
11:00 p.m. Last Call with Randy & Katie

Here are some of the new products:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lift a new Designer Digitals CT member!

In case you haven't heard the news over at Designer Digitals Katie Pertiet added 6 new people to the Creative Team! Each of them are talented in their own way with amazing talent. Since I was up for posting a CopyCat Challenge yesterday (and I did not) I thought it would be fun to spend some time in each of their galleries & lift a page of your choice. All of the names are linked to send you to each of their galleries. Have fun being inspired by them & don't forget to link us to your lift here in the comments field.

Starlite9711 aka Bailey
Heidi2008 aka Heidi
earlofoxford aka Linda
BrittanyLane aka Brittany
Amy L aka Amy
sabine2598 aka Laura

Congrats to you girls! - kayleigh

Monday, April 13, 2009

Creative Challenge #27

HAPPY BELATED EASTER! : ) I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend. This week for the Creative Challenge, I was surfing the Pencil Lines website. This is a site that's all about sketches and I love this sketch by Liz of Paislee Press. Check out her blog for more inspiration. I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. Don't forget to link us to your layouts through the comments field. Enjoy your week. - Tara

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Copy Cat Wednesday #23

Good Morning! I'm so HAPPY today is my last day of work for this week. I'm looking forward to a long weekend : ) This week I picked a layout by Therese. I love her simply design and her choice of elements. Please join in and do a lift with me. Everyone have a wonderful Easter Weekend! - Tara

[Click Layouts For CREDITS]

Monday, April 6, 2009

Creative Challenge #26

Today marks 6 more weeks left in my pregnancy ... I can't believe how fast this time has gone by! I have a strong feeling that she is going to be here early, I hope I'm not wrong. Most days I am feeling like I am ready to not be pregnant anymore but not sure I am ready to have a newborn again. Unlike most new moms, Eric (my hubby) will be home with me so we have the joy of finding our families new balance together.

THE CHALLENGE: Create your journaling in the form of a list.

Today's challenge is a journaling challenge. Journaling is so important in leaving a legacy on our scrapbook pages & telling the story of the photos we are scrapping about. If you are someone who doesn't journal a lot, think about what you would tell someone if you were sitting beside them looking at the page together. I always find it easier to speak in first person on my pages or directly to the person that the page is about. Journaling doesn’t have to be long & tedious, it can come in the form of a list. A list is quick, direct & straight to the point. The list can simply state the facts. Have fun with this challenge! - kayleigh

Sunday, April 5, 2009

March Monthly Challenge Winner

And the Winner is ..... BrittanyLane. Congratulations to Brittany won has won a $10 Gift Certificate to Designer Digitals. Please don't forget to participate in this month's challenge for your chance to win a $10.00 Gift Certificate to Designer Digitals. - Tara

Creative Challenge #25 Layouts

Hello, I can't believe it's Sunday Morning already, tomorrow it's back to work. Fortunately I only have three working days this week and I'm looking forward to the short week. I love seeing all the bright colours against the black backgrounds. I liked it so much that I feel I should use black more often. This week I decided to feature all the layouts. Please leave some love if you haven't already! Have a great Sunday and make sure to check back tomorrow when Kayleigh posts an all new challenge. - Tara

[Click Layouts for CREDITS]

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Creative Challenge #25 Layout

Happy Friday Everyone! Glad to see Friday is here : ) Here is my layout for the Creative Challenge #25. It's very simple but I love the way the bright pink jumps off the black background. 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

[Click Layout For CREDITS]

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Copy Cat Challenge #22

Sorry this is a day late ... but today I bring you some inspiration from Kathie02 with her famous friend Buddy that we all love. I love the way the photo really shines here & the composition is simple & effective. Please join me in lifting Kathie! Link us to your page in the comments field.

Here is my lift:

{click images for credits}
Have a good day! - kayleigh

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Monthly Challenge

You have the whole month to create a page for this challenge. Simply link us to your page here in the comments field for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Designer Digitals store! Just use 50% designer digitals product to qualify.

This month the challenge is All About You! Create a page about you, include photos or not whatever works for you & your concept. Make sure to include the date on your page.

Here are some ideas to document you today, right now at this very moment:
- fav colour scheme
- fav drink
- how much your last grocery bill was
- the last thing you ate
- the last website you were on
- last person you talked to on the phone
- what are you wearing
- what time you got up today
- favourite time of day
- last phone call you made
- something you just learned
- last person you gave a gift to
- something you believe in
- is the glass half full or half empty
- shampoo you are using right now
- something you are good at
- last thing you threw in the garbage
- sweet or salty?
- what stresses you out?
- some thing you are looking forward to
- last thing you cleaned
- what is the weather like today?

Please don't feel restricted to this list, they are ideas to get you going. Pattie Knox (one of the fantastic designers at designer digitals) held chats back in 2008 & inspired a whole bunch of fantastic pages. Be sure to check this gallery out!

Kayleigh's ...

This page just might be the longest credit list ever, so please click image for the credit list.

Tara's page...

CREDITS :: All Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Date Spots, Metal Clip Assortment, Flowers 3/15/09; Anna Aspnes-Light Textured Neutrals No.1, Distress tool Set No.3; Ali Edwards-Every Day Hand Written Word, 09 Date Stamps; Michelle Martin-Layered Memories No.26; Pattie Knox-Frosted Alphabet No.1 & Staple Its

Have a good day & be sure to have fun scrapping this month about you! - kayleigh