Dino-Mania!

Of course I had to do something with that cute Prehistoric kit.

Dino mania!

Credits:

Fonts: Angelina, Mia’s Scribbles
Notepaper – Mine! Lorraine Yuriar’s “Aprendemos” kit
Frames – a Nancy Comelab cluster
Date – Misty Cato “Date Bits 1”
Everything else – “Prehistoric” by Dani Mogstad

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Dinos & Soccer kits

I recently realized, I’ve been doing ALOT of shopping at the Sweet Shoppe lately.  but they have such cute stuff!  Like this one:

Prehistoric by Dani Mogstad

Prehistoric by Dani Mogstad

Since BigBoy is just Dino-obsessed, this is just too cute to pass up!  On sale today too!

And as long as I’m sharing…  I found the cutest soccer/sport kits at Sweet Shoppe too!

Sports Mania Soccer by Heather Roselli

Sports Mania Soccer by Heather Roselli

and this one:

MVP by Dani Mogstad

MVP by Dani Mogstad

This word art set by MandaBean is awesome for sports stuff:

And I quote Athletes by MandaBean

And I quote Athletes by MandaBean

Anyway, that’s some of my latest finds.  Enjoy!

Goodbye

Goodbye

Goodbye is such a big part of our life.  I just felt the need to do something with the emotion.

Journaling says:

My love,
The hardest thing about being your wife, is having to watch you walk away.
Sometimes it seems that I am destined to watch you walk away for the rest of my life. Those first few hours without you, knowing you won’t be back for days/weeks/months, those are the the hardest. Eventually, I pull it together, & life moves on. But I will always miss you while you are gone. I feel your love, your support even from an ocean away, but I crave your arms around me. You are my soft place to fall.  My rock when the world seems to be against me. I miss not having you here, with me, but I understand why you must go.  So go.  Honor, Courage, & Commitment.
But please,
Hurry home.  We need you.
your loving wife

Credits:

bkg – photo from the internet; my texture filter; overlayed some papers by Jackie Eckles (“Mass Transit” & “Modern”);
US NAVY tape – mine. Atomic Cupcake Embroidery action;
69- Fortuna Dot font; Atomic cupcake bling action;
Ship’s silhouette – US Navy dingbat font;
Postcard – Christina Renee (altered to add ships name);
stitching – DebF “Deb’s Go Tos”;
USS Ike Emblem – Internet;
SUX – HappyRobyn’s “War Alpha”;
Goodbye font – MA Sexy;
Journaling- Angelina font;
tape – Ztampf

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Birth of a Soccer Mom

First Soccer Layout

GeekBoy has decided to play soccer.  This is a big step for him, this getting off the computer and going outside.  *S*  But the registration has been paid, the chin guards bought, there’s no backing out now!

Most of this layout came from “MVP” by Dani Mogstad @ Sweet Shoppe Designs.  The soccer ball bkg I used for a photo matte is from Heather Roselli’s “Sports-Soccer”, also @ Sweet Shoppe Designs.  Word art came from “And I Quote… Athletes” by Manda Bean, and the note paper is by MandaBean, found in a TwoScoops kit, “Boys & their Toys” by Manda Bean & Zoe Pearn, at, you guessed it, Sweet Shoppe Designs.
The stitching on the ribbon (recolored to match) came from a Miss Mint kit, I think it was “Foxy Lady”.  The knot at the begining of the ribbon is a Christina Renee (extraced from a star, and recolored to match) blog freebie.  I also used some “Picture Blankets” versions I & II by Traci Reed.  The journalling font is one of my favs, Angelina.

Feels good to scrap again.  Now i just need to carve out more time for this.

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AngelBaby Papers

AngelBaby Papers

$2.00

32 Papers! A few solids, a lot of patterned papers. This is an older kit, my first actually. Although my style of design has changed, I still stand by the quality of this one.


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AngelBaby Elements

AngelBaby Elements

$2.00

This is an older kit. One of the first ones I ever made. I’ve broken it into Papers and Elements to give you a wider variety of choice.
All elements are 300dpi, the current industry standard.*

2 brads
2 charms
2 overlays
1 inked edge
1 paint chip
1 KwikSkrap
1 Layered KwikSkrap
4 ribbons
9 tags
9 slidemounts
3 angel wings
9 wire words
1 zig-zag stitching
2 word arts
2 Awareness ribbons
*Several items not pictured, this kit is too big to fit in the preview!

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I actually scrapped!

I know.  I’m still amazed myself.  But here it is:

Dad and the Geek playin’ Wii

The background is a mashup of papers from the collab kit by ManadaBean and Zoe Pearn – Toys for Boys
The pwned badge, photo frame, game controller and one of the stains were also from Toys for Boys.
The grunge and various stains were brushes from Adobe exchange.
Duct tape comes from Maya’s  (of Scrapbook graphics) Dumpster Diving.
Note paper is courtesy of Linda Gil Billdal’s Stationeries.
Date marker is from Misty Cato’s Date Bits 5. (Blog freebie, may not be available anymore.)

Journaling was taken from my blog entry at Random Thoughts.

This is somewhat of a process for me.  Slowly getting back into scrapping.  At first, I had only written two or thee sentences.  That’s so not me!  I’m such a writer!  But I realize that it will take time to get back into layout design.  So I snagged the post from my blog, and used that.  It turned out nice.

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That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it…

So… I’ve gotten off most of the newsletters from digi-stores and designers. Solely because I feel that my stash is so large, and I haven’t used most it, I want to use what I have first. Right?

Then I saw this at Sweet Shoppe Designs:

Grier&Billingsley-Cause&Effect
Yea. And if you read the descript, you will see that it was inspired by a Mythbuster. Dude! My GeekBoy is soo into Mythbusters right now. You have no idea. He’s becoming a science nut thanks to Adam, Jamie, and the gang. I debated long and hard with myself over this one, especially since I’m trying to cut back on my spending. I have a hard time justify buying scrap supplies when I’m so blocked. But I saw this, and well… Most scrap kits are girly, and with 3 men in this house, manly kits are a must. Plus the whole Mythbusters connection. And it can so be used for the boys when they are teens, as it’s not babyish (another major category of scrapkits) or even childish. So I put it in the cart, fully expecting to watch it sit there all day until the 20% discount for new items went away, and I’d say, “forget it.” But then, I found this to go with it:

Masking Tape Alpha

Now you must understand. This was my idea. I totally planned to make one of these masking tape alphas over a year ago. But life happened, and I quit designing without ever seeing this one through. Do you have any idea how long it would take me to make one of these now? My time is totally worth the 2.99$ price tag, trust me. And, BONUS! this was on 20% off too! Awesome! Into the cart it went. Then I found this:

Felt Pen Alpha

How cool is this alpha? It’s layered files that include the backing, outline, and fill. you can recolor, mix, & match to get whatever look you want. Freakin’ Genius! Into the cart it went!

And of course, since my cart total was now over 10$, I just had to take advantage of the Birthday Bash Special over there at Sweet Shoppe Designs. Spend 10$ and get their supersize birthday surprise package for only 4$ instead of 10$. WOO HOO!

Sweet Shoppe Birthday Bash

Trust me, you will not be disappointed. Yup. I bought it all. As I hit “submit” on my Paypal, I thought, “Hey, Happy Valentine’s Day to me a few days late. Yea, that’s it. ” Besides, I will totally scrap photos of GeekBoy’s latest experiements with the Cause & Effect kit. And since there is a Mythbuster’s MacGuyver Edition on tonight that we must watch…

I’ve been quiet

I know. Life has a way of getting in the way of scrapping. JuanAlex is fixed, though I still have some work to do back there. I still have to partition, and backup, and other stuff. Thing is, besides suffering Blogger Syndrome aka Carpal Tunnel, the weather has been unseasonably warm. Meaning, we’ve spent a lot of time outside this week, working on the yard.

So, no. No scrapping yet. Honestly, it’s just not a priority right now. I’ll get there. Eventually. But today, I plan to enjoy the weather, and get some more yard work done.