Peanut’s Winter Coat

Peanut's Winter Coat

Here’s my first layout in I don’t even know how long.  While creating the graphics for the various blogs, Diva saw me dipping into my scrapbook stash.  She especially liked the kit I used for her blog, and wanted to learn more about digital scrapbooking.  So I whipped up a quick layout using the most recent photos of our dog, Peanut, in the snow.  I use Photoshop, but Diva uses GIMP (due to license restrictions on my copy of Photoshop, otherwise she’d be using it too), so there is a bit of a learning curve, but she rocks GIMP almost as well as I rock Photoshop.   She plans to post her layouts once she has enough to make a slider of them.  I will let you know when that happens!

Meanwhile, here’s a layout of our pooch, Peanut, enjoying the snow in her new shirt.  I made it from one of my husband’s old turtlenecks.  Essentially, I cut down the sleeves, trimmed the bottom, and made a drawstring closure to keep it from getting in her way.  She LOVES it. No more frozen belly while chasing the kids through the snow!

Items Used: Kay Miller’s Background & Snowman (color corrected to match better) from her Ice Capades Add-on kit.

Dawn Inskip Brad (color corrected to match) & Gypsy’s Journaling block from the Christmas 2010 blog train at Scrapbook graphics.

Text was written by me using my Wacom Bamboo Tablet.

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First Day of School 2010

Photos taken on our first official day of the 2010-2011 school year here at Aprendemos Academy.

Stuff used:

  • Who’s in School Class of 2010 by Penny Springmann AKA Penny’s Miscellany.
  • Frames by Penny Springmann from the Sweet Shoppe Birthday Bash Kit.
  • Stitches by Linda Gill Bildall from her Hand-Stitching.
  • Atomic Cupcake Med Torn action to tear the paper.
  • Date Bits from Misty Cato in the Write Stuff Date Pack.

I just love how this turned out.  Also, I want to send up a great big thank you to Penny Springmann over at Sweet Shoppe Designs for including homeschooling friendly labels in her school themed kit, “Who’s in School Class of 2010”. So teh awesum.


Yay! I’m scrapping again!  A page here, a page there…  nothing real consistent…  but I think I’ve done more pages this year already then I scrapped all year last year. Go me!

Anyway, these are about my recent foot surgery.

bkg & Journal block – Eva Kipler – Being Fresh
doodles – Kate Hadfield – Doctor Doctor & Bruises and Breaks
Frames – Nancy Comelab
Alpha – Zoe Pearn – Color Your Own
Font – Angelina (modified the “F” too look more like a foot)

Journaling – June 25, 2010, I had my second foot surgery, this time on my left heel. After not eating all morning, I arrived at the surgery center waiting room, and what did they have playing on the TV? Food Network! Talk about torture! I was so glad when they called me back, I just wanted this done with so I could go home and eat! Dr. D. performed the surgery, & in abt an hour, it was done! Painful bone spur gone. Let the healing begin!

BKG & Journal block – Eva Kipler – Being Fresh
Crutches – Kate Hadfield – Bruises & Breaks
font – Angelina & CK Classic
Journaling – Hopefully this will be the last foot surgery I’ll ever need. Afterwards, I was on crutches for two weeks. In that time, Tony took care of everything around the house, plus working his day job. The kids were also a great help. They did whatever I asked, and never complained.. I am so blessed. As much as I dislike using crutches, one thing is for sure. You get a really great arm work-out on those things! My biceps are rawking!

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The picture is from July 2009, taken in the Parking lot of the Navy Base while we were waiting for the boat to show up and return our husbands to us.. It’s the only pic i have of us together… mostly because I don’t like having my picture taken. Still not sure how she talked me into taking this one. *S*

BKG & binder clip – Color POP by Robin Carlton from Sweet Shoppe Quarterly #1 2009
book & a few doodles – robin & Laura’s Girl Next Door Extras kit.
Daisy doodle – Holly McCaig
Wort Art – Elegant Word Art blog

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a new look

Yup. been a while.  but it’s my blog… so… whatevs right?  anyway… I’ve got a brand new look here @ DieCut Bytes.  The theme is from SimplyWP, but I made the graphics my own.  I used my “Keepsakes” kit, which was part of larger kit Scrap Outside the Box put together for Creating Keepsakes a few years back.  The bow in the header however, is not mine.  It comes from a kit by Anita Stergiou.

I’ve got some plans for this space… but that will have to wait.  The holidays are here, and there are too many things that need doing.

a Digi-find

Got Spirit by Heather RoselliGot Spirit by Heather Roselli

My darling PinkDiva has decided to be a cheerleader for her brother’s soccer team.  She doesn’t cheer loudly, but she stands on the sidelines with her little pom poms and watches the game.   This kit by Heather Roselli comes along just in time!

Mamma took us to the zoo!

Mamma's taking us to the zoo!


Backgrounds, wordart, & sticker – “Zoo-licious” by Lorraine Yuriar
notepaper- “Aprendemos” by Lorraine Yuriar
frames – Nancy Comelab cluster
font – Angelina
Papers torn with action from Atomic Cupcake

I couldn’t find anything I liked in my stash, so I made something. Maybe I’ll put this “Zoo-licious” kit together and post it up here this weekend… but for right now, I must get some sleep!

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