Sunday, October 10, 2010

Layouts: Thankful New Day

Final post today, featuring two layouts with products from my newest creative team, the wonderful Aja Abney! She sells her fabulous designs at Oscraps and Scrapbook-Bytes. :)

Counting my blessings right now. Thankful for the little things... sunny days and a park across the street for the kids to play in. :)

Kit: Thankful Collaboration Kit by Aja Abney & Anne DeJong, available at Oscraps and Scrapbook-Bytes.
Font: Pea Jenny (Kevin & Amanda's Fonts for Peas)

Kaylee jumping with excess excited energy while waiting for the bus on the first day of school. :)

Kit: New Day by Aja Abney and Danielle Young. Available at Scrapbook-Bytes and Oscraps.
Font: LD Olympia Portable by Lettering Delights

That's it for today! I’ve been busy, busy, busy with a web design project for a friend of Mark’s. Add to that being sick last weekend, and then Kaylee getting sick this week, and it’s been a little crazy around here. I’ve still got another week to go on the project, but everyone seems to be relatively healthy now, so hopefully things will get back to normal soon!

Layouts: Clowning Picnic Science

Time for fun with felt with Pamela Donnis!! Such totally cute and playful pieces!

First up is a spread I did with her Backyard BBQ set using shots from a picnic with Mark’s side of the family last year.

And a closer view of each side…

- by Pamela Donnis –
felt and ants:
Backyard BBQ at LDD • alpha: Doodley-Do (not currently available) • stitching: Learning to Sew • kraft paper: Out Came the Sun at LDD • gingham paper: Berry Blossom (not currently available)
- other –
grunge brushes: Brush Stroke by Michelle Coleman (retired)
font: Pea Anderson (Kevin & Amanda's Fonts for Peas)

The science felts in Pam’s Back to School were perfect for this layout about Kaylee’s crazy “experiments”.

Journaling: Kaylee loves to conduct what she calls “smell experiments”. She will mix all kinds of odds and ends together to see what it smells like. She’ll then stick the resulting concoction in the freezer, pulling it out months later to see how it has changed. She was delighted to find ice crystals on this one, which was comprised of leftover Valentine candy dissolved in water. Other experiments have included juice, fruit-flavored miniature marshmallows, and even metal pop top tabs. 1/31/10
- by Pamela Donnis –
felt and symbols:
Back To School at Little Dreamer designs • papers: School Stuff at Little Dreamer designs • doodled alpha: Doodley-Do (not currently available)
- other –
felt alpha: Felpha by Kaye Winiecki
stitching: Bad Sewing Machine – Don’t Be Square by Traci Reed

And finally we have one of my silly kids last year having a contest to see who can be the silliest. :)

Kit: Tickets, Please! by Pamela Donnis and Juliana Kneipp, available at Little Dreamer Designs.
Font: Pea Lacy (Kevin & Amanda's Fonts for Peas)

Layouts: Bloom M September Sister

PixelWorks has really been rocking my scrapping world, as usual! :)

Love Blooms Here is such a gorgeous, homey kit. I was inspired to use it to scrap this page about our house. :)

Journaling: We had this house built just for us over 15 years ago. It’s the only home Matthew and Kaylee have ever known. This house has seen laughter and tears, struggles and triumphs. It has sheltered family and friends, and even acquaintances. This house holds memories and expectations and much more “stuff” than should ever be contained in this much space. While the exterior makes it very apparent that we have an unfortunate lack of talent for cultivating plant life, there is always plenty of nurturing for those who dwell inside. 9/5/10
Love Blooms Here by PixelWorks at The Lilypad
sketch action: MCP Actions
font: CK Ali’s Hand Official

Big Stampy Alpha was just perfect for a monogram on a layout of this favorite picture of Matthew.

Journaling: Matthew was in a particularly good mood this morning, telling me how happy he was to have his new game and how he was looking forward to spending the day with a friend and so on. So sweet. 7/30/10
- All by
PixelWorks at The Lilypad -
Big Stampy Alpha
Papers and elements from Paint the Town Pink, Teen Scene, Everyday Awesome, Love Blooms Here, and Rain On My Parade.
font: Pea Jessica (Kevin & Amanda's Fonts for Peas)

Then I was getting into a fall frame of mind with the adorable Kitschy Fall.

Just a couple of shots of Matthew hanging out at the park. :)
– by PixelWorks at The Lilypad –
Kitschy Fall Papersdoodles: Kitschy Stitchy Fallalpha: Big Stampy Alphastitching (recolored): Paint the Town Pink, Rain On My Parade
- other -
font: Pea Anderson (Kevin & Amanda's Fonts for Peas)

PixelWorks has such a flair with all things vintage. I’m so loving this “Generations” product line and used a few pieces from it to scrap this old pic of me and my brother. :)

Journaling: I love this shot of me holding my brother; I suspect it was probably the first time. I love the burrito bundled blanket and his tiny newborn fingers and squidgy little face. I love my sailor dress, matched right down to the white knee socks and navy sneakers, and the awkward way my feet are dangling over the edge of the giant brown couch. Mostly, I love how happy I look, so proud to be a big sister.
- by PixelWorks at The Lilypad –
{Her}storyframes and paper elements: Vintage Papers and Framesalpha: Vintage Ransom Alpha
- other –
September ’10 Template Challenge Freebie by Amy Martin at The Lilypad
font: LD Underwood 5 by Lettering Delights

Layouts: Bunny No Coffee

And another month flies by! Is 11 layouts too many for one post? LOL I think so, so I’m going to catch up by team. :)

First up are a couple I’ve done for Michelle Coleman. Her store is just full of gorgeous autumn colors!

I’d been doing a little walking in the mornings after the kids are in school. I took this shot of the pond at Bunny Run at a little park near our house.
- By Michelle Coleman at Little Dreamer Designs – Fall Delight
Kit and Sample Letter Press Brushes (pond) Distressed Alpha font (Bunny Run) - other – font: Pea Lacey (Kevin & Amanda's Fonts for Peas)

Michelle has a really fun new kit with all kinds of fabulous coffee-related graphics. I just had to use it to document my non-love of java. :D

Journaling: As much as I want to love coffee, I just don’t. I don’t even like it a little. I can tolerate the smell, but the taste – ugh. I have a major sweet tooth, but I can’t stand desserts that have even the slightest hint of a coffee flavor. There are so many times I would love to be able to revel in that super-caffeinated coffee buzz, or be one of the cool crowd obsessing over the latest craze at Starbuck’s, but I just can’t get past that taste. I guess me and coffee just weren’t meant to be.
Credits: I Heart Coffee
Kit and Sample by Michelle Coleman at Little Dreamer Designs.
Free Spirit Alphabet by CD Muckosky at Little Dreamer Designs.
font: Bookman Old Style.