Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Always Expect Something Amazing!

Hello Everyone. I have a fun little page to share today.  Sometimes you just have one picture to scrap and maybe its a bit basic or not ever super great but you want to remember the moment anyway.  In my photo Jillian is not even looking at the camera and the building and sidewalk are sort of ugly, but Jillian was really happy that the peacock walked up to her.  This was the only photo that worked, so even though it is not the best, I wanted to make it into a page for her scrapbook.  I decided to keep it simple with some fun doodle hearts and sequins, a doodle frame around the page, it sort of looks like something Jillian would make actually. 
I found some really fun doodle elements at THIS SITE. and HERE.   The sequin scatter and hearts are from #happy.

Here is the sketch...

I hope you will find some inspiration from my page.  I would love to see one of your pages.  You can share on my Facebook page.
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Monday, June 29, 2015

My Memories Freebie of the week 6/29 - 7/5

Hello everyone!  My Memories has some new Freebies this week! check them out!
This is the first Freebie, a pretty floral accent for you page.  Click here to get it.















Here is freebie number two, 62 piece page elements set, perfect for titles or accents. 
Click here to get it.




If you ever have any questions about the freebies please feel free to ask, I am always happy to help a fellow digi scrapper!



Can't Rain on Zachary's Parade

I love that I live in a town that has parades.  We have been going to the parades since we moved here over 20 years ago.  Our oldest son David has marched in a few parades and this Memorial Day Zachary got to march in the parade for the first time.  He was so happy about it that I was sad when I saw that the weather was not going to cooperate with our day.  The rest of us watched the parade and waited to see Zachary go by. I was a little worried about the rain and thought maybe he was upset to have been left with the scouts without Ben or I.  When I saw his group coming I scanned for his face and was so happy to see his big grin.  Then when he heard us calling his name and waving his smile got even bigger.  The rain could not spoil his fun. 
Here is my sketch for this page.  Hope you can use the sketch for some pages of your own.  I would love to see your pages if you do and if you care to share, post them to my Facebook page under my post of the sketch.  I would love for all of us who are still using MDS to gain inspiration from each other.







Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Silly Squirrel

Hello everyone!  I have another page to share this week.  This one is of a crazy squirrel that wouldn't let us leave the dentists office.  Unfortunately, I think the little guy was a bit too used to people, and I didn't see his mother anywhere.  We had to throw granola into the grass to get it to let us drive away.  The kids wanted to keep it of course.  It was adorable but I told them it was best to leave it be.  I was tempted to let it roam in our neighborhood but I was hopeful it still had a mom of its own and we left it.








This layout is super simple and I thought it was good for a page that I wanted to really focus on the story and pictures.  You can easily dress the page up or down with your papers and make it elegant or childish.  Fancy or silly with different frames and fonts. 










Thanks for stopping by!  If you would like to share a page you have made with this layout, add it to the comments at my Facebook page, I would love to see what you've done with it! 





Tuesday, June 23, 2015

My Memories Freebie of the week, June 22 -28

HI everyone.  I have a new Freebie of the week for you! Don't you love FREE? I sure do.

Here is a new Freebie from My Memories.
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Freebie number two is perfect for a recent college Grad.
Click here for this one.















Monday, June 22, 2015

Sketch #4 BOOM BOOM Balloon

Hi everyone!  I have another page for you.  This one is pretty plain and simple.  No papers at all, no embellishments.  There is a lot going on in the pictures and I couldn't decide on a paper or anything and so I just used the fun action bubble stamp from "Calling all heroes" all added free form lines as a background.  I kept intending to add more, but every time I did I didn't like it.  If you use the sketch perhaps something will work differently with your photos and you can add more to your page, but I think I like this one as it is.





Here is the sketch.  Show us what you created at my Facebook page.















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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

S'Mores! Using downloads from outstide SU!

Hello everyone!  Well, I finally did it. I finally purchase some downloads from another company besides Stampin' Up!  Yikes!  But, I wanted to give it a try and see how hard it would be to add digital content to MDS.  Well, I am happy to report that it was super easy! I stared by buying a couple of downloads from a place called "the LILYPAD"  This site seems to have a lot of digital content from a variety of designers.  They have a list of freebies that I started with.  I didn't want to spend money before I was sure I could make it work.  Once I downloaded a couple of the freebies I added a couple of the Kits I had in my "wish list".  I was very simple to do and I followed the directions give my My Memories, they have a video tutorial as well as step by step pictures.  I followed the steps in my MMS (My Memories suite)  software just as they described, and once that worked just fine, I did the same with my MDS Software.  I still have both on my computer and I think that I will continue to work in MDS for the time being since I am used to their features and MDS has a few features that MMS does not.  That being said Tami Hewlett, one of my co-demos on the MDS Monday blog, has been in contact with the people at My Memories and they have indicated that they are going to add some of the features that us MDS users have come to love into the My Memories software.  So far the people at My Memories have been super helpful and very accommodating with us Stampin' Up! people and I think this is going to be the beginning of a really good partnership.  They seem to see the opportunities that a whole group of Stampin' Up! customers can bring.   Stampin' Up! has indicated that they are going to sell a select group of Stampin' Up! images through My Memories, so that is good news too!! And they have added some of the print products that we love too, like individual pages and swatchbooks. I am relived to here all this wonderful news since I was so sad that Stampin' Up! was discontinuing the MDS line.

Here is the sketch...
I hope that you will use the sketch to make a fun page.  And, if you do, perhaps you would like to share it with me, I would love to see it.  You can post it on my Facebook page.  













The S'more download is called "Luv U Smore" and it can be found here.

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