Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Copy Cat Wednesday #17

Good Morning Everyone! I'm finally back at home and the bathroom renovations should be all done by the weekend. YAY! : ) This week I've picked a layout by Brittany a.k.a BrittanyLane. It's just simply PERFECT! I hope you will join in with me and do a lift. Don't forget to link us to your page so we don't miss it! - Tara

CREDITS :: All Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Love Grows No.3; Anna Aspnes-Stitched By Anna No.1-White & Distress Tool Sets; Ali Edwards-Love Word Art; Mindy Terasawa-The Love Bandit Kit; Lynn Grieveson-Paper Freebie 12/30/07-Background Paper.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Creative Challenge #20

Ok this is going to be a fun challenge this week! Lots of us are dealing with the never ending winter blahs so what better way than to add some sunshine into our lives than with our scrapbook pages! ... And this will be an easy challenge to spot in the gallery when someone completes a page.

• Create a monochromatic page using the colour yellow.
• Use a black & white or sephia photo
• Background paper must be white or black

After doing a little research online for the meaning of yellow here is what I found:
"Yellow is vibrant and friendly. The color of sunshine, yellow represents happiness, joy, good humor, intellect and energy. Yellow evokes feelings of warmth and cheerfulness."

I also came across this photo series from snippet & ink that totally inspires me, perhaps it's the cupcakes with the letter k on them! (yummm!)

Here is a page that I created a little while that also fits into this challenge:

Remember to have fun! - kayleigh

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Creative Challenge #19 Layouts

Hello, Hope everyone is having a good weekend. I'm still not at home, since we don't have a working bathroom. You gotta love renovations : ) Hopefully everything will be done by Tuesday. Today we are featuring a layout by Brittany, we love her design and journaling. Don't forget to check back tomorrow when Kayleigh posts another challenge. Enjoy the rest of your day. -Tara

The Story

Friday, February 20, 2009

It's Sale Weekend at DD!

Designer Digitals is having 30% off storewide until Tuesday 6am EST. There are lots of great new items from the designers just put into the store last night. Here are a couple items I can't wait to use:

There is also an all day chat on Saturday with freebies given away each hour & even Shutterfly prizes as well. Check out the chat line up below:
8am Rise & Shine [random inspiration]-Erin
9am Lyrically Inspired-andrea
10am Ad Challenge-mindy
11am Mix-n-Match-Sam Ellis
noon Template Challenge-pattie
1pm Quote Challenge-anna
2pm 30MM-cassie
3pm Everyday Inspiration-Katie
4pm Web Challenge-lynn
5pm Scraplift Chat-Katie
6pm Words to Live By [page titles]-Debbie
7pm Photography Chat-Katrina
8pm Singing Bee- Jesse
9pm 5 photo challenge [5 photos on a page challenge]-Sara Horton
10pm Quiz Me-Cassie
11pm Last Call with Randy & Katie

Have fun shopping & chatting!
- kayleigh

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My Creative Challenge #19 Layout

I know it's not Friday, but I wont be around on Friday to post, so I thought I would post my Creative Challenge Page today. You had to use a photo from your Childhood, some kind of border, stitching, flowers and one word title. So here is what I came up with. 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 day. - Tara

CREDITS :: All Design Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Worth Repeating Overlays No.1 and Letter Box Love Kit-Flower; Anna Aspnes-Light Textured Neutrals No.1, Curvey Corners Stitched Borders and Passionaire Foto Blenz.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

February Monthly Challenge Winner!

... and the winner is Heidi! Sorry I can't figure out how to insert a print screen shot from the site. Please help me in congratulating Heidi!
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- kayleigh

Copy Cat Wednesday #16

I have been busy putting together a HUGE shutterfly book of my pages of Spencer ... I think I am at about 82 pages right now! Hard to believe I have that many that needed to be printed. I say HUGE as well because I am doing the book in 12x12! I printed a few pages in 12x12 for a contest & loved the texture in the larger size. I am a bit worried that I might think its too huge ... but I will let you know what I think in the next couple weeks of it.

Anyways I fell in love with this awesome composition of this page by Erin aka nirecreations that she posted the other day.

Here is my page of my sister & her friend while they were enjoying the warmth of Dominican back in December. (Lucky her!)

::All Designer Digitals::
Mindy Terasawa: A Beautiful Day Kit & A Beautiful Day Solid Paper Pack
Anna Aspnes: Hipster Plume Korners N Edges No. 03 & His and Hers Icons No. 01 (coming soon!) Light Textured Neutrals Paperie No. 01, Stitched by Anna Brown No. 01 & Simple Torn Edges No. 05
Lynn Grieveson: Worn photo edges
Pattie Knox: Staple Its! & Rag Bag Remnants - 12 Inch Squares
Katie Pertiet: All You Need Overlays & Stitching Holes Borders No. 02 Brushes-n-Stamps
...titlework inspired by Tara's NY book

- kayleigh

Monday, February 16, 2009

Creative Challenge #19

Today in Canada we have a Holiday, so there is no work today and I'm loving it. I hope to get some house cleaning done and maybe a little bit of scrapping in, that's the plan. Here is this week's challenge. 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

• Photo from your Childhood
• Some kind of Border
• Stitching
• Flowers
• One Word Title

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Featured Creative Challenge #18 Page

There were lots of great pages this past week & they turned out fantastic! Way to go ladies incorporating lots of patterned papers into a page which is sometimes difficult to do. But there are just so many great paper packs out there. The page that I chose to feature is one that was created by Kami aka kittybrink.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! - kayleigh

Friday, February 13, 2009

Our Creative Challenge #18 Layouts

Today is a big day for Tara & I - we get to meet in real life! I am really excited to finally meet Tara after the friendship we have built from meeting at DD ages ago. I get to see her baby bump & we will do some shopping for our baby girls!

Don't forget to enter for your chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to Designer Digitals by the 15th of February if you haven't already!

Here are our pages from the challenge that was posted on Monday.
Tara's page:

All Designer Digitals Katie Pertiet: Petite Paper Flowers,
Curled Photo Frames 4x6; Mindy Terasawa: A Beautiful Day Kit & Beautiful Day Solids Paper Pack; Ali Edwards: Layered Template No. 15 (Altered); Anna Aspnes: Stitched By Anna Cream No. 03

My page:

All Designer Digitals Anna Aspnes: Light Textured Neutrals Paperie No. 01 & 12 X 12 CurveyCorners Stitched Borders No. 01 (coming soon!) MonoBlendz Paper Collection - Sol, Stitched by Anna Brown No. 1, Stitched by Anna Circles No. 03, MultiFoto DoublePage Layered Template No. 06, Hipster Plumes Korners N Edges No. 02, Pattie Knox: Chippy Alpha and bonus phrases; Katie Pertiet: Tied Fasteners No. 03 (coming soon!) Shaped Notebook Journalers, Cut-Ups Black and White, Pinned Tabs No. 02; Jesse Edwards: Weave Me Sunshine Paper Pack; Andrea Victoria: Pina Paper Pack; Lynn Grieveson: Vintage Tape Measures; Ali Edwards: Celebrations Title And Journal; MaryAnn Wise: Mini Word Stickers Fonts: 1942 report & Franklin Gothic Demi Cond

Have a good day! - kayleigh

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Copy Cat Wednesday #15

This week I've picked an awesome layout by Patricia a.k.a. patriciaz to lift. I love the colouring and the cluster of elements she has put together. Here is the layout that Kayleigh and I did. You can see that a layout can inspire people to do different things. I look forward to see what you guys come up with. Don't forget to link us to your page so we don't miss it!- Tara

All Is Calm

Here is Kayleigh's:

CREDITS :: Designer Digitals:: Katie Pertiet: Botanical Fusion No. 01 Kit, Little Vintage Frames Curled-n-Flat, All You Need Overlays No. 02, Grungy Ledger Grids Brushes-n-Stamps PattieKnox: Itty Bitty Alphabet Beads Anna Aspnes: Stitched by Anna Cream No. 03, HandWritten Love No. 01 BrushSet, Children WordART No. 04 Jesse Edwards: Springy Skies Solid Paper Pack Lynn Grieveson: Worn Page Edges Gretchen Thomas: Star Pieces

Here's Mine:

CREDITS :: All Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Postmarked New years 2008, Worth Repeating Page Titles No. 1, Old Time Christmas No.2-Ribbon, Holiday Foliage & Hinged Frames No.3; Lynn Grieveson-Angelic Winter Kit-Paper Recoloured; Anna Aspnes-Double Painted Clipping Mask No.2 & Stitched By Anna No.1 White; Pattie Knox-Absolutely Acrylic-Festive Ornaments-Tied String.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Creative Challenge #18

The challenge for this week is:
• At least 9 squares (could be paper or photos or both)
• At least 5 different patterned papers
• Stitching
• Include a monogram

Don't forget to link us to your page in the comments field so we don't miss it!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Creative Challenge #17 Layouts

Good Morning! Hope everyone is having a great weekend. We are in the middle of renovating our bathroom, so things are a mess. I can't wait to see the finish product. It's too bad it's not going to be any bigger, but we have to work with what we got. :) Thanks to all the ladies who completed this week's challenge. This week we have decided to feature Linda's layout a.k.a Lindsan. I love the photo and her clean design. Be sure to leave some love for all the talented scrappers & check back tomorrow for a new Creative Challenge! -Tara

Moment Of Special

The Harvest Days Of Winter

Miracle Baby


Cousins & Friends

Today You (My Choice)

Friday, February 6, 2009

My Creative Challenge #17 Layout

It's FRIDAY! Thank Goodness, for some reason this week seem to never end. Tonight I'm off to Dinner and a Movie. I can't wait we are seeing "He's Just Not That Into You" I hope it's a good movie. Here is my layout for this week's challenge. I'm enjoying seeing your pages so keep them coming. 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 :: Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Stitching Holes Borders No.2 & Little One Layered Template-Frame; Andrea Victoria Freebie Paper 5/03/08; Anna Aspnes-Hand Written Love No.1; Pattie Knox-Absolutely Acrylic-Hearts & Absolutely Acrylic-Tabs-n-Tags-Staple :: Oscraps :: Paislee Press-Presslines No.10-Pregnancy.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Copy Cat Wednesday #14

Copy Cat Wednesday is back to inspire you with this fun page by Heidi2008. I love her composition & the soft colours just work perfectly. She inspired me to do a page on my friends little one & I hope to see how you are inspired too. Don't forget to link us to your page so we don't miss it! - Kayleigh

Heidi's page to lift:

My page:

Designer Digitals: Katie Pertiet: Simple Classics No. 03 Kit, Little Bits Alphabet (re-coloured), Stacked Vintage Photo Frames; Mindy Terasawa: The Love Bandit Kit; Anna Aspnes: 12 X 12 Painted Edge Overlays No. 02, Stitched by Anna White No. 02, Beary Newborn Page Set, Frosted Alphabet No. 01 Lowercase
Font: Franklin Gothic Bold

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

12 Days Of Christmas Challenge WINNER!

Kayleigh and I want to thank everyone who did layouts in the 12 Days Christmas Challenge and a HUGE congrats to everyone who completed all 12 layouts. It was nice to see how you spent your holidays. Here are the four people who finished all 12 layouts: Brittany a.k.a BrittanyLane, Linda a.k.a earlofoxford, MamaBee & Janet a.k.a JALong. The random winner is ... LINDA! Congratulations you have won a $10.00 Gift Certificate to Designer Digitals. Please email us your contact information and we will get you your GC as soon as possible. - Tara & Kayleigh

Monday, February 2, 2009

Creative Challenge #17

Good Morning! It's a GREAT morning in the Leake residence as we are HAPPY we saw the Steelers win their 6th Super Bowl title. The first NFL Team to win 6 Super Bowls. They are saying that it could be the best Super Bowl game ever. The game definitely was an emotional roller coaster. Thanks to Ben and Santonio we pulled it off. :) Okay, is everyone ready for another challenge? 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
• One Piece of Paper
• One Brush
• Word Art
• One Staple
• Stitching Holes

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February Monthly Challenge

To kick off the month we have a new challenge for you! It is a monthly challenge that will be posted on the 1st of each month... and we have a prize for one lucky winner. Katie generously donated a $10.00 gift certificate for the Designer Digitals store! (Thank you Katie!)

The rules are simple:
1. You must post your page by the end of the 15th of the month.
2. Your page must contain 50% designer digitals products.
3. Please link us to your page in the comments field under this thread to be entered to win.

The Challenge:
• scrap a page about your valentine, significant other, or love of
your life
• use 3 alphas on your page
• focus on the photo by altering it in Lightroom or Photoshop

Here is Tara's great page about her hubby Doug:

Katie Pertiet: Mon Petit Balloon Bleu Solids, Metal Mesh Alphabet, Lil Bits Black Alphabet ; Anna Aspnes: Foto Blendz Clipping Masks No.6; Ali Edwards: Love Word Art; Pattie Knox: Staple Its!; Mindy Terasawa: The Love Bandit Kit

Here is my page about my hubby Eric:

Katie Pertiet: Little Bits Alphabet, Stitched Journal Strips, Krafty Tags - Celebrate, Postage Frame Super Pack, Text Clusters No. 02, Round Stamped Alphabet; Ali Edwards: Love Word Art; Pattie Knox: Absolutely Acrylic Alphabet No. 03, Have a Heart Felts No. 02 (re-coloured), Staple Its!; Anna Aspnes: His Valentine MiniKit, Stitched by Anna White No. 02
Fonts: Impact, Georgia & XXL-Kayleigh W

Can't wait to see what each of you come up with for this challenge!! - kayleigh