Saturday, August 4, 2012

ScrapMatters Reunion Tour Blog Hop!


Welcome to the ScrapMatters 5th Birthday Reunion Tour Blog Hop!  Be sure to hop on over to the shop and take advantage of the big SALE this weekend and there is lots of fun going on in the forums!  
Also, if  you go by my Facebook Fan page you can grab an exclusive coupon for additional savings in my ScrapMatters shop.


The ScrapMatters Design Team put together this ROCKIN' new collab and 
we've all made some bits to share with y'all.


If you've arrived here following the blog train your previous stop was the   LDrag Designs Blog and your next stop will be Holly's Blog ,.  If you are lost or just starting out along the blog train stop by the ScrapMatters Blog for the full list.

 Here is my contribution to the ScrapMatters Reunion Tour Blog Train:

Be sure to check in at ScrapMatters for all the fun and games this month!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

ScrapMatters 5th Birthday Reunion Tour!!

ScrapMatters is celebrating 5 years in a BIG way!  Join us to celebrate all month long.


And since it's the 1st it's also time for Mix a Kit!  I've got a bright, fun insta-photo type collection this month!  The Snap Happy collection includes 10 patterned papers, 7 shabby solids, 25 fun elements, 5 messy paint splats, and a cute little doodly alpha:






Here are a couple of awesome layouts from my creative team:



Be sure to come back Friday for a little blog hop!  And check out my Facebook Fan Page for a Special COUPON that is good all month long!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Long Time no Post! News and Goodies!

WOW!  I cannot believe I've neglected the blog for so long.  Between family, school, trying to keep up with 2 shops, and starting my own photography business I have nearly forgotten about this blog, but here I am trying to remedy that. 

The news is ScrapMatters has a new owner!  You can read all about it here.  I'm excited to see where this will take us.  In honor of the big news the entire shop is on sale for 30% off!

Also it's July 1 and that means it is time for Mix a Kit at ScrapMatters!  I've got a little red, white, and blue collection that is just perfect for all of the festive photo ops that you'll encounter over the coming holiday and beyond!







Here is what it looks like all put together:


And some inspiration from my CT:




Friday, February 24, 2012

Verdant Splendor at TDC!

This week I've moved Verdant Splendor into my shop at TDC.  It's fresh and green and just perfect for the coming of Spring!


and there is a sweet little paper add-on alpha to match, too.


Here are a couple of splendid layouts for inspiration:

by Niki

by Melissa

If you check out my Facebook you can grab the FREE coordinating dotty cardstock solids.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine's, Photos, and NEW CU!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day this week.  In case you missed it, my piece that was featured in The Daily Digi has been released in my shop.  And you can pick up the Value Bundle and save 30%.


For Valentine's Day I made my kiddos Cinnamon Roll Waffles from Pinterest and Fruit Pizza for dessert that evening.  The fruit pizza turned out so yummy.  I hadn't had or made one well over 15 years and I'm so happy it turned out.  I had to set up my kitchen studio to take it's portrait.  lol


I've been keeping up with my 52 Ordinary Days as well as shooting for class.  This semester I'm taking a course on Macro and Close-Up and Portraiture I.  In Portraiture I'll be setting up photoshoots for my husband, Mike, and our daughter K.  If J is in the mood to cooperate I might bring him into the studio for a session, too, but it's hard to catch him in a willing to be photographed mood.

I did catch him yesterday happily blowing soap bubbles in the tub.  One of those photos will be my shot for this week, I think.  Maybe this one. I love how his one eye is very sharp and the other is hidden by the bubble in front of him.


I've started shooting film, too.  I now have 2 vintage cameras.  One is from the 1930's and the other is from the 1940's.  My Twin Lens Reflex camera is an Argus Argoflex from about 1946.  I just won (and WOW was it delivered FAST) a Zeiss Ikon Nettar at the end of last week.  I am planning on shooting a series of close-ups of the Zeiss camera this weekend.  I did this with the Argoflex last week for my Macro/Close-Up assignment using +Diopters.


I want to do a series of vintage cameras like this.  I've begun watching a few Polaroid Land Cameras and the cute, aqua Savoy plastic camera.  I'm planning on having Mike install some shelves around my desk to display my camera collection.

This week I found time to put together a new pack of CU Ribbons to go into my shop at The Digichick.  I

had a the end of this spool of twill ribbon sitting on my desk waiting to be played with like FOREVER.  I love the sheen it has.


and I added a few oldies into my shop that I had forgotten to add when I moved in a few months ago:




If you aren't already following me on Facebook you might want to head over and "like" my

Facebook page, because I give out exclusive freebies and coupons on a regular basis.  It also get's updated a bit more frequently than my blog does these days.

I hope y'all have a great rest of the month.



Saturday, January 28, 2012

Free Every Day Moments Dotty Cardstock

If you missed it on my last post, I have a set of Dotty Cardstock papers available on my Facebook Fan Page.  The papers coordinate with my new kit Every Day Moments

available exclusively at The Digichick

 You have to click like and use the Fan Freebies link on the left to receive these wonderfully textured cardstock papers FREE:


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ordinary Moments for P52 and New Stuffs!

I can't believe the month is almost over.  I've decided I'd do a little Project 52 this year since I couldn't keep up with P365 the past 2.  However, school started and I missed last week's photo.  I have one that works.  I did, after all take photos during the week.  I just didn't keep up with posting deadlines for the P52 I decided to take part in.

I had started following Lens Pro to Go's  P52, but I don't think that's going to work out.  I can't keep up with their posting deadlines and keep with their theme.  I'm just going to go at my own pace and use whatever photo I took during that week that suits my mood.  I took last week's photo during the Pinewood Derby on Saturday.
PhotobucketMy new kit, Every Day Moments, will be just perfect to scrap these "ordinary moments" that I plan to capture for my P52 from here on out.

It all started with a vintage postcard I found on Pinterest.  The colors were just beautiful.  I have never been a big fan of the color yellow, but the golden yellow I found on the postcard is just wonderful.

Every Day Moments is a beautiful kit that is perfect for those everyday memories.




And you can purchase the Every Day Moments:  Value Bundle and Save:


I've also got a pack of white textured overlays in my shop this week.  Whites v1 contains 5 overlays:


My CT did a fantabulously, wonderful job with Every Day Moments this week.  Here is some inspiration from my team:


Oh and there just might be a coordinating freebie over on my Facebook page :wink:
<3 Val