Monday, August 9, 2010

Inspiration to Share

Howdy! Yikes, has it been hot this summer or am I just having an extended hot flash! Hee Hee! Yes, I am getting to be about that age and in a couple of weeks, I'm turning 46 years old. Oy! I'm on the downward slide toward the Big 5-O. It's been a crazy summer with all this heat and bad weather, family members in and out of the hospital, my hubby and I contemplating a relocation and now my birthday. Quick, I need something to cheer me up. On the other hand, I've had plenty of time to design and play around with some new things while being trapped in the house with the a/c running so something good has come from all this misery.

I thought I would share a little inspiration with you today, using some of my recently released products. A bit of show and tell if you will and then I'll shower you with a freebie at the end. I have a couple of great layouts to share with you using the Happiness Blooms Collaboration kit with Scrapberry Designs. This kit is available exclusively through Gingerscraps along with the coordinating wordart pack that I designed. One of my CTM's Jen created this adorable layout that won LOTW at Gingerscraps. I loved what she created here because of her shadow work and that great title she created out of the alpha that is included in the kit.And how about this one by Jovi-girl? She's one of the talented site CT's at Gingerscraps. I just loved how she split the layout in two but yet the entire things comes together as one great layout. Wouldn't you agree?

Now that summer is in full bloom, how about those Independence Day layouts? Here are a couple of new layouts created using my Independence Kit and coordinating products, which are available in all three stores.

This first one is by Lisa, she's on the team over at Gingerscraps and the second one is by Trina. Trina designed this layout as the cover or title page to her 365 Layout project. She actually used the kit for all of her pages for July but I thought I would just show you the cover.
And how about a Girly Birthday Party! This kit is still a favorite of mine and here's a recent layout created by Mandy. She created such a beautiful and festive cluster that I just had to show it off.

This is a great layout using both the Say Cheese wordart pack and the kit Smitten by another CTM, Valeri. It all started with this wonderfully extracted photo, the perfectly blended background and the creativity she applied to the wordart to match her layout.

And let's not forget the doggies that share your life. Here's another layout by Valeri using the No Bones About It collaboration kit with Digilicious Designs along with the coordinating wordart and alpha that are available in all my stores. I loved everything about this layout. She took a piece of the pre-made wordart, added some of the alpha pieces to create a great title for your layout.

I have a new kit being released on August 13, which has been revamped and updated into a huge new kit for back to school. I've also created some new coordinating wordart. Here's a sneak peak.

I also have a cute mini kit coming out on September 1st as part of the Mega Grab Bag at Scrappity-Doo- Dah that will surely capture the "apple of your eye."
And then there is this awesome Gingerbread Ladies collaboration kit, Shabby Seashore. This was such a fun kit to put together with the soft colors and shabby feel. It's perfect for all of your summer memories from those ocean vacations or simple days at the beach with friends and family. It's available for only $1.00 with every purchase of $10.00 or more from the store. The kit contains 50 papers, 98 elements and 1 CU Photoshop layered style that creates wonderful wave textures in coordinating colors.

I spied this beautiful layout by Ella one of the Gingerbread Girls using this awesome kit.

Do you remember the awesome blog train the Scrappity-Doo-Dah designer put together a couple of months ago? Well, we are at it again with blog swoop schedule for August 20th titled, Just Peachy and it's going to be amazing.

And if that wasn't enough, I'm also participating in the September Blog Train Blog so you'll be hearing more about that soon. The theme this time around is Fall Carnival and I got a peek at some of the previews already and its going to be such a cool kit. Here's the color palette. I can't wait to play around with this one.

See now wasn't show and tell fun! I know I had fun. Now I will leave you with a little freebie. I thought a nice piece of vacation wordart was in order so I came up with this piece that includes the definition of the word. Click here to download and enjoy!


  1. thank you for the freebie...being a holiday-junkie, love the WA! your shabby seashore kit is just gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful layouts. Just found your blog. Thank you for the awesome word art.


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my freebie. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed designing it for your scrapbook layouts.