Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thankfulness Trees

Hello everyone!  I am sharing a fun new page today of the kids in my class.  Some of you know that I teach the pre-school age group Wednesday nights at the church I attend.  It is a super small class that I have while parents are at choir practice or group study, and the kids are a little young to join in with the bigger kids.  We do a little lesson and craft or snack and then we play.  Several of my pages feature the kids and I keep a scrapbook in the classroom.  Every so often the kids look through the book and remember some of the stories we learned about and I like this because I feel it helps cement the lesson in their minds or at least they recall it again, which can't hurt right?  Sometimes some of the older kids come back and look through the book too, which is sweet, or the little ones will see their bigger brothers and sisters in the pages and that is great too.  This is why I love scrapbooking.  Preserving memories for later is great to be sure, but cementing bonds in the short term is even better.  My kids will often look through the scrapbook and see themselves playing with a cousin they don't see often or even there current friends, and it reminds them 'these people love me' or 'I had fun with my dad that day' and so many other great thoughts.  In this page the kids learned their verse and then they told me things they were thankful for.  I then wrote those things, some of them even wrote the words themselves, onto leaves and we decorated a tree.   They seemed to get into the idea and came up with a lot to be thankful for.
To create my page I used this fun kit from Lynne Marie called Nutmeg.  She has a whole series that works together.  You can get them as a bundle or separately. There is also a free add on, which I were I got my background.
This is the Free add-on.  I love the tree rings and the frame.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, November 16, 2015

My Memories freebies of the week Nov. 16 through 22

Hi everyone.  I am sharing this weeks Freebies from My Memories.  The first one is a set of three page elements, perfect for you fall or Thanksgiving photos. Click here to get this freebie. 

 Here is the second freebie.  This one is a single page element with a party feel.  Perfect for a celebration photo.  Click here to get this freebie. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a sketch that is great for when you have a lot of photos to get on a page.  I have been meaning to do these photos for quite a while but never was feeling just right about them.  I saw this fun kit at Sweet Shoppe Designs last week during their big store wide sale, and decided to get it.  Now let me first say that I don't think that you need to have exact themed images to work with your photos.  You can still make a great page about bowling without a single bowling image, but I really liked the kit, especially the big Family Bowling sign.

here is my sketch.
You can get 7 photos on the page, maybe 8 if you put one where the flower is. 

Here is the kit I used.  It is called Alley Cats by Traci Reed. 

 And on a side note to my former MDS Monday buddies:  If you are still making pages or looking for a place to share like we used to, check out Simply My Digital Studio Challenge on Facebook, you have to join, and share with me there.  Or, feel free to add you page to my Facebook page, I would love to see it!  https://www.facebook.com/bethspapercuts/

Thanks for stopping by!  

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Storybook Pumpkins

Hello everyone!  I have a new page to share.  This is a page of my daughter and her pumpkin "Felicity".  The elementary school had a "Storybook Pumpkin" contest and Jillian was very excited to enter.  She wanted to make a Fairy, of course.  She chose Felicity the Friday Fun Day Fairy, one of her favorite series.

 Here is my sketch.

I used a kit called "Just one more Page" by Kaye Winiecki.  Her kits are really fun, I have bought quite a few.  This one is super cute and as I have some avid readers in the house I thought this kit will get some use.  I love the books and the book worm!  The papers are cute too!
Here is a link if you want to check her things out.  She has a couple cute freebie digital downloads, so look for those as well.

Monday, November 9, 2015

My Memories Freebies of the Week Nov.9 through 15

Hello Everyone.  I thought I would share the Freebies of the week from My Memories.  The first one is a cute frame all set to go on top of you favorite photo.  Click here for this freebie.

 This second Freebie is another page element.  These look all set for fall and Thanksgiving don't they?
Click here for this freebie.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

30% off at Sweet Shoppe Designs

I noticed another big sale at Sweet Shoppe Designs this weekend only!  There is some great stuff here! Check it out! Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Digtal Sale at the Lilypad and a free kit too!

Hello my Digital Scrapbooking Friends!  I just wanted to let you know that there is a big sale at The Lilypad where everything is 30% off and there are more deals the more you spend.  There is also a free kit with a $15.00 purchase.  Promotion goes through Nov. 9th.  If you haven't checked this store up, now is a good time.
This is the Free kit with $15.00 purchase.  It is a big one!  The kit contains: 48 papers, 186 elements, 30 journal cards, 1 alpha and 1 template.

These are the papers from the Freebie kit.

 These are some of the pocket cards from the Freebie kit, there are 30 in all.

 This is the template and alpha from the freebie kit.