Thursday, January 26, 2012

I'm moving to Word Press

I have finally decided to make the move over to a WordPress Blog.  My DST Blog Train freebie will be available here until the end of the month but if you want to see what else is going on then you'll have to visit my new spot.

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Release by Diana Burton

It's been a busy scrapping day for me.  I always love working with the kits by Diana Burton and this was no exception.  Diana's new kit Industrial Strength is perfect for all of the photos I have of my guy doing his thing.  It is packed with screws, washers, cable and a variety of other elements all in grays and blues.  So if you've been holding off on MAN pages then you can get busy right now and do some scrapping.

I wrapped up a few pics from our broken stove that is currently at the welding shop having it's foot welded back on and dropped in several pictures of the planer my guy got for Christmas but then decided it wasn't to his standard.  New planer is on it's way so chances are good this kit will show up again. LOL.

Here are my pages made with Industrial Strength

and here is a preview of the full kit.
I'm hunting down photos for Diana's latest Christmas kit too and will hopefully have them posted in the next few days.  Take a look at Winter Dreams and pull out the rest of those Christmas photos.  It's beautiful and I can't wait to finish the pages.

New Release by Star Song Studio

Star Song Studio has just released this beautiful kit which she appropriately calls Apricot Glow.  Wow!  It is simply stunning and I absolutely love these colors.  I am so not a "blue and purple" girl but these bold colors that share a place with my favorite earth tones really can rock the right photo.  The kit is on sale right now at all of her stores.  You can find a list in the sidebar on her blog.

One of my resolutions this year was to revamp my HD and EHDs (yes I do have several) so I had to hunt for these photos but was happy when I found them.  I think they went beautifully with this kit and can't wait to find a few others so I can play some more.  Here is my page and below that is a preview of this beautiful kit.

I am so far behind on so many projects but there are some more layouts coming soon.  Stay tuned!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Vale of Darkness by Creative Victorian Design

Do you love dark kits?  I love anything vintage, steampunk, rustic and this kit is all of that and so much more.  I didn't do a fraction of the scrapbook pages in 2011 that I did in 2010.  I missed making pages but I simply got caught up in other things.  Part of my "resolution list" for 2012 is to make more pages and when I saw this kit I drooled on the keyboard.  Truth is, there isn't much Creative Victorian Designs puts out that I don't just fall in love with but I've never used a kit that was quite this dark.  I enjoyed playing with it and will likely make use of it again.  It has been lovingly placed in my "favorite dark kits" folder for future use.  Can't wait to see?  Here is a preview.

I'm telling you the preview does NOT do this kit justice.  It is gorgeous!  The image is linked in case you want to take a closer look.  And here are my pages made with Vale of Darkness

Final Project
My guy had some big projects we wanted to focus on last year and he finished one of his just weeks before the end of the year.  Here is his new toy a 1950 Ferguson Tractor.  It originally belonged to his uncle and his son gifted it to my guy early last year.  It will be used to pull floats in parades for the grand kids and probably for so other fun projects.

Yellowstone Bears

Some shots from 1959 in the park to back up some fun memories for my guy as a child.

Thank you CVD for allowing me to play with this stunning kit!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


My friends Nancy and Tim have been keeping Brady since he was a baby.  This year Tim wrote this beautiful song for Brady and his son wrote the music.  The song is being performed by the two of them.  Tim is incredible on his horn.  I just wanted to share the video I did with pictures of Brady for them to give to his parents for Christmas.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Look Coming

So I thought I would give my blog a bit of a makeover for the new year but it seems to have a mind of it's own right now.  As far as I can tell all the links for the blog train are working properly but you may have a bit of trouble seeing the words while I hack my way through to a fresh look.

Guess I should have titled this "Pardon the Mess".  Please bear with me while I work on a facelift.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Load Up The Train Is Leaving

Happy New Year!

I am looking forward to some new and exciting things in 2012.  In church this morning they talked of worldly resolutions like getting out of debt and weight loss and the myriad of other things that will no doubt hit a number of folks lists today.  My resolutions are yet to come but then, that's not why you are here today is it?  Today is the day the first blog train starts for the new year and I have a real treat for you.  This is supposed to be a mini but I simply couldn't stop so there is a mini and a full alpha to boot.  The files are nice and large so you can downsize if needed.  There are 4 zips.  Enjoy!

This month I am stop #48.  You should have come from Bon Scrapatit Designs  and your next stop should be  PixelScrapper. 
If you happen to get lost along the way you can always go back to the beginning.

Here is a preview of my contribution this month and the links are listed below.