Saturday, May 7, 2011

New Home!

Finally...I have a new blog!! It has taken me about a month to get it up and running to my satisfaction. I am very picky about what I like and do not like..and I have never used WordPress before but after about a million different searches...I finally have it. Still have some tweaking to do...but I am loving it....check out my new home and please feel free to bookmark it as I will no longer by updating this blog.....

my new digital scrapbooking/photography home

Monday, February 28, 2011

Let's change it up!!

Hi hi all! (or whomever stumbled upon my!!) So if you haven't noticed already I tend to lol! a lot...for whatever weird reason...that means things are going pretty good right now. Anywhoo...I had just been thinking about all of the digital scrapbooking sites out there...who I love...who I don't love so much.... I do love seeing everyone's creations...talents being showcased, no matter where they are. Now what I am about to say is in no way a bias just because I am a part of these teams but there are a few sites that I just happen to love .. lovvee...loovvee..all for different and the same reasons.

First and foremost...the designers are amazing.....very personable...nice....the communities are all great to be a part of ...and most of all ..they all have some fab monthly challenges that you can take part in and rack up some awesome store discounts. Got to keep those hard drives full don't we?? Just admit it. We as women like to shop...even if we don't admit it. We see something we like...and bam! we are all over it..."mine mine mine!!" lol!!! Okay let me stop...not trying to scare anyone away...just yet...  so since this is the beginning of a new birth month (big smile here!)...I thought I would get a head start on telling about some challenges at the sites that I love and think are just totally awesome and no one can top them!!!

Memory Scraps a.k.a. MScraps

All of the fabulous monthly challenges can be found : here

This month I will be hosting the "All About Me Challenge." Kept it simple and just ask that you create a layout about your favorite color and what it means to you or just why you love the color in general. You can check out my page below to see why I dig the color pink.

Through the Years kit and Love {freebie paper pack} by Che Yang Designs
Autumn Romance by Scooty's and Che Yang's Designs
MScraps Collaboration: Independent Streak

Next is a challenge that made me stretch a bit this month as I am a one photo type scrapper. At ScrapMatters, HappyScrapGirl is hosting the Tuesday Template Challenge and provided us with a wonderful free template. Here is my page made with the challenge template:

ScrapMatters Tuesday Template Challenge Freebie by Happy Scrap Girl
Great Escape and BFF by WM Squared
Connect Collab by ScrapMatters Design Team

You can check out more of the awesome ScrapMatters challenges: here 

New monthly challenges at the Orchard are posted each day...each is unique and loads of fun...and of course, we love to see your creations. All of the challenges at the Orchard can be found here:
Not only that but if you have questions about anything just check out the Tutorials section for a bit of help. 

I will be hosting a challenge this month but it is not up I will leave you with my latest favorite page made with some lovely goodies from the Orchard designers:

Sassy Starters Duos Volume 3 by Nanie's Designs
De*light by DeCrow Designs

I have been in "digi-land" for two years now and I am glad to say there are sites I MUST visit daily because they are just amazing inspiration and great places to hang out. Hope to see you around! 

Thanks for reading!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Fab Digi-Stuffs!!

Hello hello out there...!! LoL!! I have not blogged in a while...yes, shame on me. There are some wonderful new goodies in the digi-world that I have had the opportunity to play with. First are some pages made with lovely goodies from.......

Memory Scraps (MScraps)

Love Junkie and Construction Junction Alphas by Queen of Hearts

Express It Brushes and Stamps by WBI
Night Out by Erica Zwart & CentaniDesigns

The next set of pages were made with goodies from.....

Scrap Orchard

Sassy Starters Duos Volume 3 by Nanie's Designs
De*light by DeCrow Designs

March 2011 Mega: Blooming Spring by Scrap Orchard Designers

Well...that's all for now...will have more tomorrow because the ScrapMatters designers have cooked up some fab goodies this week too! Hopefully I will have a template to share too :)

Thanks for looking!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

MScraps Birthday Blog Train

The talented designers of Memory Scraps have created loads of fabulous goodies to giveaway on this blog train. 
Here is a preview of the quick page that I made with the goodies:

Download Links: 4Shared || Mediafire

Hope you like and please enjoy!!!

There are some great prizes and challenges to be had at the
MScraps Birthday celebration!!
We hope to see you there!!!

Just in case you get lost along the way...
here is a list of those participating in the blog train:


First Stop: MScraps Forum - 

Carly and Loreta
Chris (hutchie)
Cheryl: (gonewiththewind):

Jaime (threepaperpeonies):
Lucie (ad77design):
Sasha (busy bee designs)
Tracy Anne Little
Tronesia <--- YOU ARE HERE

Last Stop: MScraps Blog - 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

...and the weekend is over

It is Sunday night and I have been dreading going to work tomorrow since!! I know I have to earn a living but ggeee!!! I need a serious break. Annyywwhhooo.....

Lately my scrapping mojo has need a little jumpstart...and there are times when I don't have the time to just sit and scrap between working 40 hours a week and running behind a bossy 2-year old.. my time is not MY time. :-(    I have had a chance to get well acquainted with first my pages with them didn't look all that great. Something about them just did not go! I think I have gotten better with!!

Here are a few my latest pages....

Wild About You by geniaBeana Scraps
Wild About You: Cardstocks by geniaBeana Scraps

Phoebe Kit and Phoebe Alpha Set by Angie Hinksman
Template: Joyful Heart Collab by Joyce Paul and Busy Bee Designs

Grab Bag: Collab by Ziggle Designs, Studio Flergs, SuzyQ Scraps, Laura Banasiak
Template- 4 Seasons: Winter by Queen of Hearts

My Everyday by Mye De Leon
Page Templates Vol. 3 by Thaty Borges
Font: Take Regular

Thank you so much for looking!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

I Heart Faces | Best Face Photo of 2010

It took me a minute to think of my favorite photo of 2010. Once I started going through my photos, I remembered which has always been my favorite no matter what. 

Thank you for looking!
You can check out more of the best faces of 2010 here.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Almost here...

2011 is fast approaching. This year I have a couple of goals I want to accomplish.
Here's what I got so far....

- Create Aida's 2011 Scrapbook album - double page layouts, one side a normal layout, the other side a big photo with a quote/thought

- Complete Project 365 for 2011 and make it into a mini album

- Learn even more about photography and my camera

- Make a new signature for 2011...something more funky for posting in the forums

And that's all I can wasn't a long list but there was one more that I know I have forgotten...ugh!
Hate when that!

Anywho....I have a couple of pages to share with you and at the bottom I put together a little something as a "thank you" for looking.

These first three pages were made using 3 kits from the Fresh Fruit at Scrap Orchard.....

Love Who You Are by Captivated Visions

Heart Flutters by Irene Alexeeva



Petal template by Queen of Hearts
Every Day Matters Project 52/365: January Matters Mini
Neutral Paper Pack, and Shabby Solids Paper Pack -- by Ruby Lane @ FPD


These next pages are from new releases last week at Memory Scraps

Snowflake Clusters, Part 2 by Busy Bee Designs
Together by Three Paper Peonies and Designs by Anita

Together by Three Paper Peonies and Designs by Anita

Resolutions by Scooty's Designs and Pink Reptile Designs
Snowflake Clusters, Part 2 by Busy Bee Designs


Thank you so much for looking!! I made a template freebie inspired by my page below...

Magical Winterland Collab by ScrapMatters Design Team

Preview of the template :

Hope you enjoy!! 
And have a wonderful new year!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Vera Lim Blog Blitz!!! I have never done anything like this...very excited!...soo if I miss something I apologize! Though..I should not because I have read and re-read my post about a million! Soo..enough of my mindless chatter and on to the goods.... 

Wild & Beautiful is a digital scrapbooking kit by Vera Lim. We were given this kit to "play with" for the blog blitz. Just looking at the preview I fell in love with it....the soft colors to those perfectly ruffled flowers... I did not know where I start first. She even includes some lovely shadowed versions of the elements (such as the ribbons and flowers). I did not use them on my page...only because I am an extreme "want-to-do-it-myself" kind of!..yeah! a little OCD...but if I had to do a page in under an hour's time I would definitely have used the elements that are already shadowed.

I could see myself playing with the papers in this kit with some of my other scrap supplies (still using some of the kit's elements) just to mix it up a bit. The papers themselves are a work of art. So let me shush can have a look for yourself and a peek at my page that I made....

**Note: I was provided a copy of this kit by Vera Lim, a guest designer at 
This review was not influenced by a free kit - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

About The Kit:
Wild & Beautiful is a “gorgeous and stunning pastel colored kit!” It includes 10 papers and 34 elements (available as colored and shadowed versions – 63 total elements).

For those of you have not yet discovered Vera or are just itching to know just a little more info....

About The Designer:
Vera Lim lives in beautiful New Zealand with her dear hubby and two georgious kids. She decided to guest this month at Oscraps because, well, she heard some good things about the O’s and thought why not try it for herself!

You can learn more about her right here:

More ways to be "in the know" about Vera Lim:

| Facebook  |  Blog |  Personal Store

Are you still there?!?! Here is the fun part!!

There is a......CONTEST!

Vera has a contest for you to enter into during this blog tour:

1)    Follow the Blog Tour: Visit each blog and gather the words for a Christmas quote. When you have compiled the quote, e-mail it to bloghop @ (remove the spaces).  All e-mails must be received by midnight CST, Wednesday, Dec. 22.

One winner, from those who submit the correct quote, will be picked randomly – using - to win a kit of his/her choice from Vera Lim.

My part of the quote:  that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance.

Don't forget to keep up with the blog tour:

Have fun and thanks for looking!!