Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Copy Cat Wednesday #41

Hi Everyone! Hope everyone is having a great week. On Thursday my baby is 5 months old. I can't believe it, were does the time go. Pretty soon she will be off to school LOL! It's true what people say, you have to cherish every moment; because she is changing everyday. She is such an angel. I feel very blessed. : ) Okay, today's inspiration comes from Angela a.k.a pixiedust. I just love her design. I love the way her layout has so much white space but she still has a ton of elements that captures your attention. Love the sweet photo. Now I did feature this layout earlier in our Gallery Inspiration, but I loved it so much I had to lift it : ) Thanks Angela for the inspiration today : ) Don't forget to link us to your pages, I can't wait to see what you come up with. - Tara

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Creative Challenge #43

For this weeks challenge I am daring you to try out a new technique or revisit it again if you already know how to do this. Cassie Jones writes fantastic tutorials for Designer Digitals full of easy to follow & amazing techniques. You can find all 43 of them in the store here: Cassie's Tutorials.

The one that I am challenging you to try out is this one for this weeks challenge.

"This mini lesson walks you through the steps for weaving a string element through a title created with a dimensional alpha. The techniques discussed can be applied to weaving any elements on a page, not just an alpha."

Here is the page I created using this tutorial on my title. (Can you believe my little girl is FIVE MONTHS already?!)

So jump in, have fun & link us to your page. - kayleigh

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Copy Cat Wednesday #40

Hello there! Another Copy Cat for you! Today I bring you inspiration from JoeyM. This page just makes me smile. I love the black background and the fabulous use of circles. I know personally I use a lot of squares and rectangles. It is fun to play around with something out of the norm, every once in a while! Have fun and don't forget to link us up in the comments so we can see how YOU are inspired!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gallery Inspiration

Hello! Kayleigh here this week to fill you in with some stunning pages from the gallery this past week. I'm sitting here in the kitchen with my warm mug of hot apple cider on this chilly October day. I can hear the wind blowing around outside & am so thankful for my moccasins! This week I am bringing you some inspiring fall pages. Enjoy!

I love this series of fall photos from Laura. She added just a bit of embellishments to accent her page nicely & how cool is that background paper from Anna? Well done Laura!

This page is just STUNNING by iUma - the blending, the adorable little girl & the stitching is the perfect touch. I am in total awe. Patricia was inspired by the page below, by shhbabymine.

Total masterpiece. This type of page amazes me because I just can't seem to do them. Passing along my pat on the back to you Sarah.

Heidi celebrated fall by creating this page about what she is thankful for, her beautiful family. Love the bits of paper & that cute pocket up in the corner. How about creating a page about what you are grateful for this fall?

How about this cool idea from Mel aka Britgirl - how about capturing your cold weather attire onto a page. Love the faded photo into the background here & the stitching on the one side to create a grouping. Nicely done Mel.

Or how about creating a mini book to capture what you are thankful for? Or how about completing a family road trip album like Sarah did here. Check out the shutterfly like she included by clicking on the below image.

Sarah used this mini book available in the designer digitals store right now. Layout design were created by Erin Clayton using Anna Aspnes's supplies. Very cool book indeed. The below image is linked to the store.

Check out these stunning photos by DebbieHodge! They just pop against the neutral background here & the worn edges around them are a great touch.

This little one in the Tigger outfit is adorable! Love the paper pieces here too & the title right on the photo is great. Well done DavesGirl!

Visiting a farm seems like a great fall thing to do & I love this page by sguiler. Check out the adorable photo of her tongue sticking out while she's driving the tractor. Cute eh?

I love what Deanie is doing with her 365 project & this page she posted is no exception. Stunning photos as usual with the great fall colours. Thanks for the inspiration Deanie!

Well my warm apple cider is gone & I am feeling inspired to scrap some fall photos now so I hope you are too! - kayleigh

Monday, October 19, 2009

Creative Challenge #42

Good afternoon everyone! Monday is here and today I have a fun challenge for everyone to do. I know we have done similar things in the past, but I thought it was time we do another page about ourselves. I went searching on the internet and I came across 40 things about me survey. I found this survey at myspace fun Here are the 40 questions. Now when you make your layout. you don't have to include all 40 questions, maybe pick 10 to 25, it's your choice. Don't forget to include a photo of yourself. I can't wait to learn more about you. Don't forget to link us to your layouts through the comments field. We can't wait to see your pages! Oh ya don't forget to date your layout. - Tara

1. What is your best friends name?
2. What color underwear/boxers wearing now?
3. What are you listening to right now?
4. Whats your favorite number?
5. What was the last thing you ate?
6. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
7. How is the weather right now?
8. Who was the last person you talked 2 on the phone?
9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
10. Do you have a significant other?
11. Favorite TV show?
12. Siblings?
13. Height?
14. Hair color?
15. Eye Color?
16. Do you wear contacts?
17. Favorite Holiday?
18. Favorite Month?
19. Have you ever cried for no reason?
20. What was the last movie you watched?
21. Favorite Day of the Year?
22. Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn?
23. Can you do a headstand (not using the wall)?
24. Hugs or Kisses?
25. Chocolate or Vanilla?
26. What books are you reading?
27. Piercings?
28. Favorite movies?
29. Favorite football Team?
30. Dogs or cats?
31. Favorite flower?
32. Been caught doing something you weren't supposed to do?
33. Do you have a best friend of the opposite sex?
34. Are you still friends with people from kindergarten?
35. Have you ever fired a gun?
36. Do you like to travel by plane?
37. Right-handed or Left-handed?
38. How many pillows do you sleep with?
39. Are you missing someone?
40. Do you have a Tattoo?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Copy Cat Wednesday #39

In case you have been living under a rock the last couple weeks Cathy Zielske has joined the fantastic crew of designers at Designer Digitals. (So exciting isn't it!?) She brings a clean & simple design sense to us. I am loving the stuff she has already created & can't wait to see what surprises she has for us in the coming weeks too! So to kick off this exciting time I thought we could feature one of her templates & show the MANY different options just one template has. The pages below are created by the designer digitals creative team.


This is the template I am challenging you to use:

And at only $2.99 I think it is a steal! So grab this template & show us what you can do with it!

Here are some of the pages that have already been created using this template:
How cute is this one by Sam:

Here's one by Jodi all about her:

I love the colours on this one by Crissy:

This one by Linda is stunning:

Love the bold papers on this one by Shanah:

And this is the one I created:

Hope you are feeling inspired today & will join in this challenge to use this great template by Cathy! - kayleigh

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gallery Inspiration

Hello everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed there weekend and those in Canadian I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm quite full with turkey and pumpkin cheesecake. I love holiday meals : ) Today I bring 6 great layouts to spark your creativity. - Tara

This first layout is by Ali Edwards. I love this new template of hers. I really like the adorable photos, journaling and her title work is PERFECT! Simply Adorable.

This next layout is by pne123. The colours and design are GREAT! I like the vellum with the journaling and the border on the pattern paper. Simply Gorgeous!

The next layout is by Rubia Padilha. Her layout is beautiful! Love the design and the pop of pastel colours against the neutral background.

This layout is by kamahrt. This layout screams SUNSHINE! It's so happy, It can brighten anyone's day. I love the simplicity with the added pop of colour. The photo is PERFECT!

This layout is by nininano. Great design. I Love the way she used the bicycle and the added touch with the trees in the bottom right corner. It's the perfect touch.

This layout is by Ipate. Love the colours and her design. I love that she recorded what she's in to right now at this point in time. The title is PERFECT and I'm glad to see we are one of her blogs that she likes to stalk :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Photography Class

Katrina Kennedy is teaching a class at Get It Scrapped!. The class is called YOUR KIDS:CAPTURED THROUGH THE LENS. Class runs from October 12 to October 29th. There is still time to sign up. You don't want to miss this class, it's definitely worth the money. I took another photography class with Katrina and I learned so much and a had a lot of fun. The classes will cover the following topics.

1. Avoid The Cheese
a. Choosing A Shooting Mode
b. Getting Cooperation
c. 6 Tricks For A Natural Look

2. Candid Moments
a. Seeing The Light
b. 6 Places For Great Light
c. Goofing It Up

3. Change Your Perspective
a. Choosing A Lens For the Look You Want
b. Making Do With What You’ve Got
c. 6 Fun Action Shots

4. Prop It Up
a. Using Depth Of Field To Tell The Story
b. 7 Props For Smiles And Laughs
c. Using Props To Gain Cooperation

5. From Behind
a. Composing The Best Shot
b. Seeing Your Photo Before You Shoot
c. 6 Important Moments To Grab

6. No Cooperation
a. Shooting In Unusual Ways
b. 7 Details To Photograph
c. Getting Everyone In The Photo

For more details on the class click HERE. I hope to see you there. -Tara

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Copy Cat Wednesday #38

Another grey raining day here in southwestern Ontario. I'm not enjoying this weather. Hopefully we will have a nice Thanksgiving weekend. Maybe the sun will come out. I can hope at least : ) Today I've picked layout by Mel_b. I love the series of photos. TOO CUTE! I love her design and how she did her title work. Thanks Mel for the inspiration today : ) Don't forget to link us to your pages, I can't wait to see what you come up with. - Tara

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Creative Challenge #41

Happy Monday everyone! Hopefully the sun is shining where you are in your part of the world. We are still in our jammies here … so it is a good Monday if you ask me! This is a good week for us (we pick my sister up from the airport on Friday!) after her month away in Australia. She has had a great time & can’t wait to see all her photos then hear all the stories behind them. She has missed Spencer & Makenna incredibly, more than the rest of us I think!

Here is the challenge for this week:
Create a page using only ONE designers products. You can use as many different products from that one designer as you like. Fun & a bit of a challenge to accomplish!

ETA: Here is my page that I did based on this challenge. Finally was able to finish it up tonight! :)

Link us up to your creation here in the comments field so we can all be inspired. And remember to have FUN.

Have a good week!
- kayleigh