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Monday, September 23, 2013

Yes I'm Different Kit from The Urban Fairy

This kit is, well, different!!  Yes I'm Different was created by The Urban Fairy to honor her middle daughter who was diagnosed with ADHD not long ago...

"With that in mind, and the thought of some other amazing children I know, I created this collection. It's full of colors that she loves and work well together. It's something that even she has enjoyed working with! I filled it up with 53 'kid approved' elements and 10 'loved' papers! This is hopefully a kit she and I {and you!} will go back to a million times!"

It's available now at the Digital Scrapbook Studio along with all its coordinating elements

 And here are some of the layouts I have created using Yes I'm Different.

The first is of Jack taking a delicious bite out of his 2year old Bday candle

The second is also using The Urban Fairy's Blendaholics Version 2 Masks
Picture of Greyson courtesy of Chrisden Ferrari

Monday, September 2, 2013

Amazing new Collab - Morning Memories

The Urban Fairy, NibblesSkribbles and Jilbert's Bits of Bytes just put out a HUGE collab at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio. It is really cute and contains some really fun elements. I especially love the watercolor papers. The collab bundle can be found here for only $8.99 for a limited time!

"Clouds with a tint of orange and yellow; the sky waking to a brand new blue; watching the fingers of fog disappearing over the hills as the sun chases it away; the fresh cup of coffee that someone else made for you. What are your morning memories?"

Check out a couple of the layouts that I made with this cute kit and some of the extras.

This one is of a couple of pictures I took a few years ago of some artists painting on Cape Cod.  I was just so taken with their paint pallets and the vibrant colors.

 The next is of a friend's little girl.  Isn't she adorable?  Thanks to Tobin Curran and Maryann Brown for the beautiful photo.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Just a fun one for me!

I have been meaning to scrap more of the pictures from my husband's company picnic a couple of weeks ago.  It was a lot of fun for the kids and they had a hula hoop contest, limbo, a steel drum band, a large surf board for the kids to play on, facepainting AND FREE snow cones. The boys got their arms painted instead of their faces and of course Jack had to get a traffic cone.  He LOVES to stack and unstack and restack those little traffic cones! And Greyson got a baseball surrounded by flames.  Haha.  Future southpaw hall of famer in training!!  We also rented one of those 4 person bicycles which the kids really got a kick out of.  They also wore (ill-fitting) helmets  for the first time. HAAAAAA-et as Jack calls them. A fun day wa had by all!

Used a lot of random elements on this one.  This is how I USED to scrap: piece by piece and not using a coordinated kit per se. It can be fun to seach through my digital stash to find bits and pieces or just scroll through my stuff and see if anything pops out at me.  I also used a layout I saw by joelsgirl on Sweet Shoppe Designs (I think she must be on the creative team of Kristin Cronin-Barrow and/or Zoe Pearn) as inspiration.  


The Urban Fairy elements from– My Fathers Hand, Journalbits, Doodleness and ButterflyKisses.
NibblesSkribbles “Good Day”, Wild Dandelion Designs by Meg Mullens “Big as the Sky”, BooLandDesigns from “SpringBreak Collab”, Designs by Cindy Schneider “I Love moments like this", Created By Jill Scraps from “ Sail Away”, Pretty In Green “CraftJournalCards”, Down this Road Designs from “An Innocent Heart” Collection.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Second kit this week! The Urban Fairy's My Royal Blush

The Urban Fairy has been busy!  She came out with another extraordinary kit this week called My Royal Blush.  This one is crazy, with all sorts of extras including Latin and English word bits, Edges, stamps and brushes, card stock, damask papers and patterned papers.  They are all available at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio HERE.



So I did a few Layouts for this kit and I'd like to share with you two that I created that are very similar but one was using the Page Kit (PK) only while the other has many of the extras. The picture is from our Italy trip in 2012.  I call this "Triptych"

This one used the PK only.  It is soft and calm.  

I added a few brushes, word bits and edges to this one.

Which do you like better??

Here are a more couple LOs, also from our trip to Italy
Wedding pictures of the Bensons
Check out my use of curved shadows (bottom right hand corner..)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Perfect Petals from The Urban Fairy!

How exciting! After a summer vacation and some much deserved rest, The Urban Fairy has released her next kit Perfect Petals available now at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio. This is a soft pinks and blues kit with some cool coordinating washi tape and a neat daisy alpha.


Check out some of my Creative Team layouts for this kit

Did you like my use of homophones in the last one??..lol

Friday, June 14, 2013

My Father's Hand Scrapbooking kit from The Urban Fairy

Just in time for Father's Day, The Urban Fairy has come out with the cutest kit for scrapping all of your  daddy moments!!  I epecially love the wood grain papers, the handprints and the mustache element!!
The kit will be available at The Digital Scrapbooking Studio on June 14th 2013.




Check out some of my layouts using this awesome Boy-ish kit

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Shades of Summer Coordinated Digital Scrapbooking Collection

The Digital Scrapboking Studio Designers have put together a huge array of Coordinated products for the Shades of Summer Collection.  This is a Choose your Own Adventure type of collection so you only need to buy what you really want - and now they are only $1 for each pack.
Shades of Summer

The Urban Fairy contributed a few packs to this collection including some beautiful papers and some neat masks.

Check out the two layouts I made with these elements (and a few from The Urban Fairy's Just Love Collection as well).  Pictures of my precious boys courtesy of Gillian Crane, a fabulous photographer here in Southern Orange County.

This one was scrap-inspired by a layout I saw by the creative team at Zoe Pearn. The guitar pic shape is something I haven't seen around very much and I just knew that I had to recreate it.  And they make the cutest flowers!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Little Frustrated Kit by The Urban Fairy

Take a look at this interesting kit just released by The Urban Fairy. You can find it here at The Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  This isn't your traditional "everything is coming up roses" type of kit.  Sometimes you just want to scrap the crazier moments in life..
Have you ever felt a little frustrated with something or someone and just wanted to SCREAM? I've been there. A lot. My recent level of frustration with my children and their apparent inability to pick up after themselves is what lead to this fun colored, frustrated kit! While leaning towards frustration, this kit can easily be used for every day pages! Included in this page kit are 65 elements and 8 12x12 papers.
  A great way to vent with out heads rolling!  

I have to admit that I struggled with this one.  What the heck was I going to scrap with this one?  Well along came Mother's Day and ALL I WANTED was a couple of cute pictures of me and the kids. Was that so much to ask?  Well, yes, apparently to my two wiggly toddlers.  Take a look at some of the shots my sister took of me and Jack...

It's actually kind of comical.  So my motto for this kit is "You scrap the good, you scrap the bad, you scrap them both and there you have the Scraps of Life, the Scraps of Life"...lol

Saturday, May 18, 2013

My first client!

Hey everyone.I am so excited to announce that i just secured my first-ever paying client of ScraPicts. I met her (i'll just call her X for now..) at a women's grassroots networking group recently. X is a MaryKay professional and has commissioned me to help her put together a scrapbook for her best friend ("E") who is getting married in April 2014.  They have known each other since they were 3 so they have a lot of history together.  We had our first meeting last night and she gave me some great ideas for pages - including how they set up a little coffee cafe when they were kids which has blossomed into a dream of opening a real cafe. They also love Disney, traveling, their dogs, Sex in the City etc.  This is going to be a really fun project and will probably even include a collage of some late 90's things like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Backstreet boys .  I also scrapped one page for her of pictures from E's engagement party.  I used The Urban Fairy's MyWay SpringFling for this page.

as an alternative, using a Celebrate QP by the Sugar Babe Erin of Sweet Shoppe Designs

X has also asked me to help her with a networking Portfolio of her clients for whom she has done MK makeovers.  She is thinking of a page per client of before and after makeover picture as well as a short written section with the client's business contact info and perhaps a short bio or testimonial about the makeover etc. X envisions this not only as a portfolio of her work but also as a tool to connect her clients with potential clients for their own businesses.  She loves to help connect people and i think this will be a neat project!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

What the heck is iNSD?

It's TODAY!  International Scrapbooking Day. I literally didn't even know what that stood for until about 2 weeks ago when the Urban Fairy, Dani, asked us to come up with a layout or two with her part of the Digiscrap Addicts blog train.  Here is her adorable piece, that is available for free here at The Urban Fairy's Blog!  You can check out the blog train and get a ton of cool freebies.

Here is my page - i just took this awesome bee pict and thought it was pretty springy!!

I am off to the Southern California Mothers of Twins Club meeting in Anaheim Ca today so I won't be doing much with iNSD.  Oh well. Maybe next year!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Love Remembered and digital scrapbooking FREEBIES!

The Urban Fairy has been busy. She just released a new collab, a couple of new freebies and some very pretty paper bases!  Take a look at A Love Remembered with Carin Grobe Designs.  It has a very shabby chic feel to it.  You can find it here at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Here is a coordinating freebie from The Urban Fairy. You can find it here by liking The Urban Fairy's Facebook page and then clicking the 5 star Fan gifts tabe

Here are two Layouts I did for this collab

And take a look at this adorable freebie available here in The Digital Scrapbooking Store

The Urban Fairy also put out a new set of paper bases which are very pretty on their own or can be used to create commercial use papers.  You can find them here at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio.


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