Autumn Page and Craft Fairs

We visited my uncle last weekend for our second annual leaf pile photo shoot.  Leah had fun jumping in the leaves and playing with the rake.  James enjoyed standing near the pile and holding the rake.  He did not like being in the pile though.  Oh well.  Maybe next year!

Credits: Reika Rafita, JMC Designs, In The Small Things, Kooky Cat Designs, Kim Jensen Designs , Amanda Heimann Designs

With Christmas right around the corner, it is now Craft Fair season.  I’m thinking of participating in a few next year, so I will be checking some out this year.  I want to get an idea of how to display my products and also what other types of products will be there.  Plus, I may even get some shopping done. 🙂

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October DST Blog Train

I look forward to this blog train every two months.  There are so many talented designers and you end up with an impressive collection of kits that work well together.  This month, DST chose a great colour scheme.  I will be using these mini kits to put together my son’s baby book.  I’ve already made the cover page for it and will share it with you next week.  For now, here is another page I made, just to give you an idea of the colours for this month.

Credits: BZB Designs, Digital Harmony Design Studio, Hunny Bee Design, Let Me Scrapbook, Mad Genius Designs, Mandy King, Ocean Wide Designs, Scrappamondo by Monica, Sunny Day Scraps, Sherwood Studio Digital Designs, Studio Q, Creatino Cassel, Dana’s Footprint Designs, Ellie Lash, 5 Star Digital Scrapbooking, Truman Studio.

To Do Lists

I made a to do list for the month of August and have gotten exactly 2 things crossed off that list so far.  We are now August 27th.  What are the chances I’ll scratch off the other 8?  Oh well!  I’ve spent more “quiet time” in the afternoons with my daughter instead of in front of the computer this week.  She is starting full-day kindergarten, which means we won’t have afternoons (or mornings) together anymore. 😦  I keep saying this, but time moves too quickly!!

One of the things I did manage to do this month was grab a bunch of the mini kits from the August DST blog train!  I haven’t played with them much yet, but I loved the colours they used this time.  Here is the one page I have managed to do so far, using word art, elements and paper from many of the participating designers.  If you’re interested, hurry over to the blog train blog and grab them while they’re free.  At the end of the month, a lot of the designers put their kits in their stores.

My plan for September is to get a portfolio together to show potential clients my work.  I’d also like to finish up (or rather start and finish) my 2010 album and print it as a photo book.  There are a few things I would like to learn too, including blending and using brushes.  I have been experimenting with both, but some of the layouts I see in galleries are amazing and I have no idea how they do it.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Monkeying Around

Yesterday there was another DST blog train.  The theme was Monkeying Around.  There are 90+ designers that contributed and they all did a great job.  There is some really cute stuff.

Here are a couple of pages I made using just some of the mini kits I’ve downloaded so far.  If you’re interested in checking out all the designers and downloading some or all the parts of this huge kit, visit the Blog Train Blog.

The vines overlay (monkeys not included) is from Word Art World

P365, Week 20

Here is my page for week 20.  When I was making this page, I remembered why I had fallen behind in this project.  My laptop monitor had been acting crazy for a while, freezing and going black more and more.  Then during week 20, Brian got me a new monitor.  It fixed the problem, thank goodness!

Papers and stitches: “My Heart’s Dream” Blog Train

Template: n.56 by margote

My First Freebie!

I’m so excited!  This is the first template I have made to share.  I saved the file is PSD, JPG and XCF formats.  XCF is for GIMP, which is the program I use.

Before sharing, I wanted to show you another page I made using the template.  Instead of journaling, I used the space to add another picture.  I love how it turned out.

Papers: Albums to Remember Designs, The Brown Owl, Kathy Winters Designs

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the template! Just click on the image below to download.

Please feel free to send me your pages.  I would love to see them!