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!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

ScrapMatters Holiday Contest !!

ScrapMatters is EXCITED to announce our Holiday Card Contest!

Here are the details:

1. Holiday cards must be:
--one of the following sizes(inches): 4x6, 4x8, 5x5, 5x7, or 6x8 (either horizontal or vertical)
--made entirely of products currently for sale in the ScrapMatters store including blog freebies from designers currently selling at ScrapMatters. No pre-made quickpages allowed.
--posted in the Holiday Card Contest 2010 gallery before midnight PST on December 3rd. 
Credited correctly.
--photos are not required, but definitely allowed.
--only one entry per person.

2. Winner Selection: Finalists will be chosen by SM staff, and a poll set up by midnight on Dec 6th. Voting will continue through midnight on Dec 9th. Winners will be notified on Dec 10th.
--SM staff are not allowed to compete. (Admin, DT, CT, SMG, & newsletter staff)

3. Prizes:
-- One grand prize winner will receive 50 cards with envelopes printed by Persnickety Prints AND 60 personalized US postage stamps printed by PictureITPostage.
-- Second and third prize winners will each receive 25 cards with envelopes printed by Persnickety Prints

We can't wait to see your holiday cards!

If you have questions, please post them in the question thread found here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Owl Tree Studio

Owl Tree Studio has opened a brand new store...and there's something in it for you!

If you're having trouble reading the image, it says:

Save 30% off your order of $5.00 or more at the Brand New Owl Tree Studio Store.

Code: OTSCT30

Expires November 22, 2010

Here are some of my pages made with products from Owl Tree Studio. 





Thank you for looking!!

Please link me up to any of your pages you make with Owl Tree Studio products. I would love to see them. There is so much variety and a wonderful group of ladies to hang out with in the forums.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Busy Busy Bee!!

Soo after the big DSD weekend..I am still recovering! lol! I was so hectic that I actually had a headache. Either way...I still enjoyed it..the chats, twitter games, challenges, etc Even after it is is not long before the regularly schedule program is back on. :-)  

I have a couple of things I wanted to share this week...some of my latest pages...

I have had this photo of a pizza I made and have been wanting to scrap it. A friend of mine does not believe I made it home...but I did and it takes about an hour to prepare and cook...delicious and healthy all at the same time. Maybe I will scrap the recipe one day :)  Not sure how many would want a recipe from a 26-year!!! 

Pizza Fresca by Lyndsay Riches
Basic Alphas: Dotted Kraft by Lyndsay Riches

These next photos I took one day when Aida was having a tantrum. I wasn't sure if I'd ever use them...looks like they came in handy and I am glad I got a chance to scrap them. I am sooo  picky about the photos I choose to use of my child....glad I got out of my comfort zone because this is one of my favorite pages.

Oh, The Drama! by Amy Stoffel

...and a few more...

Here With Me by Kitty Designs
Inspire Me Sketches 2 (Templates)by Kitty Designs

Dear Diary by Tracie Stroud and Vera Lim

Captivated by Mycau Layered Templates by Captivated Visions
Carefree Page Kit with GeniaBeana Scraps by Captivated Visions

Layered Masks by Scrapping with Liz
Hey Girlfriend by Tracey Howard Designs

Random Moments Collab by DeCrow Designs and Vera Lim Design
Random Moments Clusters & Splatters by DeCrow Designs and Vera Lim Design

Also, this month I am guesting for Laura Banasiak and Spinky Dink are some pages I have had the pleasure of creating for them....

Thank You Notes by Spinky Dink Scraps and Laura Banasiak - also available here

Dear Diary by Laura Banasiak and Litabells Designs

Thanks so much for looking!!!


Friday, November 5, 2010

** Memory Scraps DSD Blog Train **

Welcome to my stop on the MScraps Blogtrain!

I hope you enjoy all of the fabulous gifts that the MScraps Creative Team & Designers have prepared just for you.

Here's my freebie:

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Now head over to Osaru's blog (Yoshiko Designs) to get your next gift. Enjoy!!

In case you lose your way, here is the list of those in the blog train:

First Stop: MScraps Forum -
Anita -
Biancka -
Brenda Smith -
Carly -
Che -
Chris (hutchie) -
Elisa (EHStudios) -
Erin (erinink) -
Heather T. -
Helen -
Holly (Pixie Perfect Designs) -
Ingrid (iscrap) -
Jaime (three paper peonies) -
Jassie -
Jen (justjen) -
Jippo -
Joyce -
Katharyn (SkrappyKathy) -
Kathi (lauraskathi) -
Leilani (inklover13) -
Lucie (ad77design) -
Mary (marnel) -
Nini (nininano) -
Patti -
Phoebe -
Qoqo (Q Studio) -
Rachelle (Doodelle) -
Ruth -
Sabrina -
Sasha (busy bee) -
Tracy -
Trina (slurpeegirl13) -
Tronesia -
Yoshiko (Osaru)
Last Stop: MScraps Blog -

Don't forget to check out all of the awesome activities that we have going on at MScraps this weekend!! Prizes..sales...and more!! Hope to see you around the forums!

Thanks for stopping by!!!! Enjoy DSD!!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

*** iDSD at MScraps ***

And it has begun!!!

Here are some of my pages made with the latest goodies.

Organic Collab by MScraps Design Team

Falling Melody Collab by MScraps Designers

Always by Kim B

Thank you for looking!

Hope to see you over at Mscraps for all the fun and games and prizes!!

November 6th!!! 
And....there will be a trivia chat....and all I will say is that someone around here will be hosting... :)


Friday, October 29, 2010

First Challenge @ ScrapMatters!!!!

Hi everyone!
Hope you're having a great Friday. Mine started off a little rough....four hours of sleep had me falling asleep all day at work! But...I am finally home and doing a little better.

Sooo...I am hosting my first challenge at ScrapMatters - Roadmap to Scrap. There are 8 instructions that I have given that you will use to create a page. The challenge just begun today and will be over at the end of November. You get one point for participating and you can use any kit you like. Soo dig deep into your stash...find a kit you have not touched or come check out our new releases, which are on sale,  if you feel the need for some shopping (I always do!) and create a page....

Here's a link to the challenge: Roadmap to Scrap @ ScrapMatters

Here's the page I created using Denim Days by Creations by Rachael

Hope to see you there!

And before I leave...I made 2 pages for two sets of templates that were released today which I used to make the two pages below. Please click the images for a list of credits.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Huge Giveaway!!

Huge...did I say HUGE???? So many awesome have to put your name in for a chance.
Crossing my fingers! :)

You can enter too...just check it out here.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Random Makeover - My Fix

Soooo...there was this kit..more like there is this kit....that I am totally in love with at Memory Scraps...
the colors...the gorgeous just called me over and I had to have it! The kit = my fix = Frolic by Misty Mareda @ Memory Scraps

I wanted to use it to scrap my daughter this Friday...she had on the most adorable pink/orange/yellow shirt with her pink leggings with the buttons down the side...well needless to say...she had an accident before I could get a photo.....soooo....I remember a layout I did back in 2009...earrlly times as far as scrapping...and I knew I had to give it a here is my original page (please don't laugh).....

.... and my re-vamped page....

So in lovvee with this and that cute baby in the photo of course! LoL!! I have got to finish dinner....latterr!! 

Friday, October 22, 2010


Hope everyone's Friday is going great! I know mine is...I took off work today and am sooo glad to be able to do what I want with my day. I think this has been my busiest Friday yet..finding something for Aida to wear for Halloween..having dinner with my sister and nieces and then grocery shopping...and ugh! I went in Target just to find my daughter one little T-shirt and ended up getting this: I have some exciting news....that has made me too giddy and nervous once again...I got an email that made my day 100 times better.....I am now so proud to say I am a Honey Bee at Scrap Orchard!!!!!

Wow ... wow...really? Is all I could say over and I was 12 again. So very excited to be amongst the wonderful ladies at Scrap Orchard. Lots of fun to be had :-D

Before I go...I would like to share a few pages with you.....

It is rare that I do pages of myself..but this is wordart/quote just spoke to me!

Credits: I Am by IScrap @ Mscraps

This next kit has to one of my favs...I lloovvee purple! 

Credits: Ah-Ha Moment by CheYang Designs

We have a new designer at Mscraps! Pixie Perfect Designs...and here is my first page made for her...

Credits: Bright by Pixie Perfect Designs and the match flairs are found here

This next page has to be one of my favs...because of the colors and my nephew making such a goofy little! He will be 2 in January...he always keeps us laughing.....

Credits: Denim Days by Creations by Rachael

This next page is one I have on my desktop right the colors and the kit is just awesome. I actually made this page for the Twisted Lift challenge at Scrap Orchard

Credits: Everything Changes by Captivated Visions

My next page was also made for another great challenge....Everyday Magic at ScrapMatters... we were to scrap about something we "collect"...and this is what I came up with....

Credits: Bits and Bots by Stolen Moments and Nikki Beaudreau
Retro Clear Alpha by Stolen Moments

Thank you all sooo much for looking!!

In case you don't know...but I am pretty sure all us scrap addicts know...
Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 6!!!!
Excited is not even the word I can use...I am beyond many much fun and scrapping to do...all while enjoying time with a great community! 
Some announcements shall be coming soon....hope to see you around digiland that day!!
Def not a day to miss!!

OHH!! Please if you have a chance...please vote in the poll for my team : The Matter of Scraps competing for ScrapMatters in the Battle of the Creative Teams

Link to Poll:
Link to our pages:

Thank you!!!