A simple place to capture the moments of my crazy life

Freebie Alert and A Challenge

Ashalee Wall & Lydia Designs Spotlight
We challenge you to get creative and start scrapping those grateful moments or memories. Your grateful moment can be your cup of starbucks coffee in the morning or your car that get’s you to work everyday. Anything that you are grateful for. Of course scrapping your family is a no brainer but how about scrapping those not so obvious memories or moments. We would love to see those little things that help you do and be grateful each and every day. It could be your computer so you can get on to hang out with us at the O! Be creative and most importantly let’s be grateful for the wonderful things that we have in our lives and the people that make it special. We are looking forward to seeing your Lo’s and we are very grateful that you took the time to come and play in our spotlight!

For all the Spotlight Details Click {{HERE}}

Ashalee and Lydia have created a stunning Collaboration together called Grateful Moments, it is being sold exclusively at Oscraps right now, for $5.59, this kit is jam packed with 25 papers and 65 elements!! To buy it NOW click {{{HERE}}}

Here are a couple of layouts I did with this Collab

Grateful Moment

Very Happy Together

As an added bonus, Ashalee and Lydia have also created this darling ADD-ON Mini Kit to co-ordinate with the Full Kit Grateful Moments. This add on kit can be used to complete the challenge as well.

Free Add On

Each participant receives a $3 coupon from both Designers, this is just for participating in the challenge.

But that’s not all … there’s MORE!!

Everyone who meets the challenge guidelines will be entered into a random drawing for three top prizes….
1st place – $15 coupon – One to Ashalee’s Store and One to Lydia’s Store
2nd place – $10 coupon – One to Ashalee’s Store and One to Lydia’s Store
3rd place – $5 coupon – One to Ashalee’s Store and One to Lydia’s Store

So really, what do you have to lose??? You get a Freebie (found here), 2- $3 – coupons from these fabulous designers just for playing along. And really we ALL have something to be grateful for, so it’s not a tough challenge!! And with each layout you upload to the Designer Spotlight Gallery at Oscraps, you will also be entered into a random draw, for over $60 in prizes!!! What are you waiting for??? Join us today at Oscraps to take part in this fabulous challenge!!


Getting Published!!! With Biograffiti

The Artisan Notebook is publishing its second BUYER’S GUIDE in its November issue, they were looking for essential elements to feature in this issue. I submitted 2 layout using Biograffiti’s Product — Molly is the template QUEEN!! 🙂

You can find her store here at Oscraps. However, she is not only a template queen … her kits ROCK as well 😉

Until the end of October Biograffiti is giving away an INCREDIBLE Free Mini-Kit to all news subscribers to her blog.

This Moment - Sneak Peek

Sign up TODAY for this wonderful mini kit!!

Click here for sign up information.

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TaylorMade Designs Spotlight Oct 11-17th

It here, it’s posted, life is good …. TaylorMade Designs is in the spotlight at Oscraps.

Find all the challenge details {{HERE}}

Here is my first layout for the challenge!! Click {{{HERE}}} for full credits and journaling

Seasons of Life

And of course it wouldn’t be a TaylorMade Designs Challenge without a FABULOUS FREEBIE!!

Find the FREEBIE {{{{HERE}}}

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TaylorMade Designs in the Spotlight

Designer Spotlight!!

Coming soon to Oscraps!!!

Amanda has a fabulous challenge planned, a great freebie, and a new kit.

Her prize package … is by FAR the BEST in all of digi-land!!!

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October Challenges, Prizes, New Releases!!!

Happy October 1st all!! Wow, I can’t believe how fast September flew by, life sure doesn’t slow down any these days at all. Somedays I feel like I’m missing it all!!  The girls had the day off school today, for a professional development day for the teachers!! Danielle is off to a scrapbooking birthday party sleepover, ha, say that ten times fast 😉 I’m excited to see what she comes home with though, I printed off 12 pictures for her last night to take with her!! 🙂 Peter and the little girls have gone out to rent movies and Wii Games for the weekend, pick up dinner, get propane for the bbq, which means, I am home alone. hehehehehe!!! Just me and the dogs, and my faithful computer!!! I have been catching up on some “digi” duties this afternoon, I had a bunch of layouts to post, some for EHStudios at MScraps, the October GOT IT Challenge by Merkeley Designs, the October Web Inspiration Challenge for Oscraps, and a layout for One Little Bird Designs, of her re-released kit Instinct!! Now, well I’m finishing up those things with a blog post!! 🙂

New this week from EHStudio

The Space Between Templates Volume 8 & 9

Volume 8
Volume 9

And a Freebie to throw into the mix as well

Freebie Template

Here are a couple of sample layouts I did with these fabulous templates!!

from Volume 8

from Volume 9

To find full credit information on my samples you can find them in my MScraps Gallery {{{HERE}}},

and all the templates are on sale at MScraps in EHStudio’s Store {{{HERE}}}

New from Merkeley Designs this week!!

Find more information on this challenge at Oscraps {{{{{HERE}}}}}

October Got IT Challenge

My Layout for the October GOT IT!

Each month Oscraps hosts a series of challenges for it’s members, this month I am taking over the Web Inspiration Challenge. Please join me this month for a great challenge, I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Here is the inspiration for the month, as well as, my layout inspired by this web advertisement. Click {{{HERE}}} for more information on this challenge, I hope you will join me!! 🙂

October Web Challenge

My layout for the challenge

We have also changed some of the rules regarding challenges at Oscraps, so be sure to check out the thread with the new information {{{{HERE}}}}

We have 6 fabulous designers sponsoring this month’s challenges –

  • Aja Abiney – find her store HERE
  • Ashalee Wall – find her store HERE
  • Biograffiti – find her store HERE
  • Cinzia Loosemore – find her store HERE
  • Crystal Livesay – find her store HERE
  • Danielle Young – find her store HERE

3 Kits Come Home to Oscraps from One Little Bird Designs




Find these incredible kits in One Little Birds Store {{{{{HERE}}}}

Here is a layout I did with INSTINCT

Created with INSTINCT

Happy creating ladies …. so much new stuff … so little time!! 🙂


New Releases, Challenges, Freebies!!

Ohhh it’s going to be a great week at Oscraps, the fabulous Joanne Brisebois is in the Spotlight!!! GAH!! Her designs are incredibly delicious and she also have a fantastic challenge with incredible prizes lined up for you all this week. Not to mention she is INCREDIBLY HAWT!!! hehehehe, had to get that one in there!!! 🙂

The following is copied directly from Joanne’s Spotlight thread found HERE

Challenge Theme: Back to School – Now & Then

How many times have you caught yourself thinking about how different things are (for better or for worse) in the school /educational system of today compared to when you, or even your parents were students? The greatest change for me is the presence of computers. I remember it was sometime in Grade 4 or 5 (I’m really dating myself now lol) when the first set of computers were introduced into our school. A whopping THREE now very extinct Apple computers – for the whole school – can you even imagine? If you have children attending school today, you certainly know how much things have changed in that arena!

This week we will first spend some time in the NOW, which I’ll call “New School”, scrapping those school themed photos from the present. Then, if you’re up for an extra fun challenge, join me as we launch ourselves into the past and focus on the THEN, which I’ll refer to as “Old School”.

Over this week I will be posting two school themed challenges – one on Monday and one on Wednesday – to help inspire you to get those school photos scrapped or re-scrapped! Both of these challenges will be twofold – the first challenge will help you record something NEW SCHOOL (from your family’s present), while the second part of the challenge will give you the opportunity to scrap an OLD SCHOOL memory (from your family’s past). That’s a total of 4 layouts!

To help inspire you I’ve created a little freebie!



Next we have a new release from Biograffiti, another INCREDIBLE Oscraps designer, known for her fabulous templates, she has definitely outdone herself this time, with her newest Full Kit Ohana …. meaning Family. The elements in this kit are DIVINE, along with the full kit, she has also come out with a co-ordinating Wordart pack!!

Both of these new items can be found <<<HERE>>>

Also check out Biograffiti’s Blog {{HERE}} for her giveaway!!

Here is a layout I have done already with Ohana, and it definitely won’t  be the last one!!


Next we have the wonderful EHStudios, she has a darling sneak peek up on her

{{ blog}} of two new template kits, along with a challenge freebie and contest!!! 🙂


Here is a layout I did using, EHStudio’s freebie template, combined with Joanne Brisebois’s Olde School Kit

Featuring EHStudios & Joanne Brisebois


A Challenge & A Freebie

EHStudio’s is hosting a template challenge on her blog –

Freebie Template!!

Here are the guidelines:
-You have until Oct 1st to enter your LO using my new template freebie
“Free To Wander. No.6”
-If you use any of EHStudio’s  kits it counts as 2 entries for the random drawing.
-Create as many pages as you’d like & change up the template if you want to suit your style the best.
-Post to Her
Gallery at MScraps please.
-Have fun!

The prizes will be:
-My CT will be their favorite & the winner will receive any 2 template packs of their choice. New sets released on Friday Oct 1 can be chosen too.
-2 Random Winners will receive 1 of the new template packs to be released on Oct 1, (can choose the one you’d like)
-Maybe some more winners depending on the number of entries!

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Paislee Press : Free Download : Press Plate no.29

Head over to Paislee Press’s blog to pick up

Press Plate no.29 — soooo cute!!!

Thanks Liz!! 😉

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Incredible Freebie – Suddenly Artistic

Check out Nini’s Blog to get this stunning Freebie …

and she has some DIVINE inspiration there for you as well!! 🙂

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It’s been a LONG time since I put up a freebie …. so I thought I would put up a couple today!! 🙂 Hope you enjoy!! 🙂 Please be sure to send me a link if you use any of my pieces on your pages I would love to see them!! 🙂

Click on the image below to download or click here if you can’t see the image! There are 4 different versions of the same quote in the zip.