Template Twist

Introducing my new template system!
Template Twist is actually ONE template with over 20 options! And you can mix those up for even more options!
Fun, right?! Here’s a look:

Here’s what I did with them:

Plus, now through January 31st, you will get a free gift with your purchase! Click HERE for more info!

Fly High

I’ve got another new “Everyday Moments” kit at Scrap Takeout! All of the pieces can be purchased separately, or you can save money by  purchasing the bundle! All of my Everyday Moments kits can be mixed and matched with the other designers at Scrap Takeout! Just look for the label!

For a chance to win the whole bundle, just leave a comment by clicking HERE!

My Everything

I’m so exciting for this weeks new releases! I have a new kit,  and 2 label packs for you! And they are all on sale through the weekend at both ScrapTakeout, MyMemories and 3Scrapateers!  Plus, only at Scrap Takeout, I have also released a new Template Bundle Pack!

Here they all are:

A New Start

I’ve got another new kit in the store! It’s called A New Start. What inspired the theme of this kit? Life in general.  🙂  It doesn’t need to be New Years Eve to set goals for yourself. To want to be a better YOU! Every day can be a new beginning. I hope this kit helps remind you of that!  A New Start is on sale through the end of the week!

Also, here are some pages from my fabulous new Creative Team! They are a talented group of women and I am so excited to have them on my team! 🙂

Ana:

Christelle:

Rachel:

Kelly:

Crisitiana:

Dawn:

A Quiet Destination

Out for a short drive this weekend, we found this quiet little spot with thick trees and dappled sunlight, where we stopped to eat lunch. It was actually quite dark in the shade we were in. So with mouths full of sunflower seeds the boys were off to see what they could find. There were mainly bugs everywhere! Taylor actually kept grabbing his pants and pulling them up so the bugs couldn’t jump on them. The funny part is he had shorts on. lol.

Now before you scroll through these and see the last picture, how many of you can put your hand in a fist, and stick your RING finger straight up? I can’t. As a matter of fact, out of the 6 of us, only my double jointed husband can.  I know… the things we do for entertainment.  🙂

Their favorite part of lunch…

And no he is not frowning… it’s the sunflower seeds  🙂

I’m linking up with The Barefoot Five. Just click the button to link up every week!

Water Dance

Have you ever wondered how your child could still be thirsty after spending so much time at the drinking fountain, the front of them is soaked, and they weren’t even playing in the water? lol  I was standing behind the tree next to him so he didn’t see me taking pictures. But now, I totally get it!

Here is attempt #1: It hits his upper lip, but he’s not really getting much. ( I love how the water looks in this series! )

Attempt #2: He stops to turn his hat around and tries again.  It shoots straight up his nose, then goes to the right side of his mouth so he turns it down and it hits the left side of his mouth.

Attempt #3: He stops and says to himself, “One more try.” At this point I’m trying really hard not to let him hear me laugh. lol

But he finally got it!

Then lost it for a second…

And he got it again… His shirt is soaked! 🙂

I’m hooking up with Barefoot Five’s, Touch the Earth!

Relaxing outdoors…

Today the raspberries were finally ready to pick! We filled 2 bowls. Not bad for the first harvest of the season. And they are oh so good!

After getting cleaned up, I took Taylor to Salem Pond to feed the geese and ducks… they were gone! There was only one little family there. Most of the beach had been replaced with cement that had railings with fishing pole holders on every section. As nice as it looks, I miss how it was. You could just spend hours there enjoying nature.  But that didn’t stop Taylor from entertaining himself.  Every time a boy walked by us, he would make a fart noise and try to act like he didn’t hear anything. Boys! lol

Rolling down the hills and waiting…

And this is when I caught him… lol

I’m hooking up with the Barefoot Mamas “Touch the Earth” Link-up. It’s summertime! Go outside and make a memory!

Freedom Festival – Balloon Fest

This year for the 4th of July, I wanted to do something different! And thank you Jenn for such a great idea! I took 3 of our boys to the Balloon fest! Unfortunately for them, they had to roll out of bed at 4:30 am. lol.  But we made it!  When we got there, all the people were gathered in this huge circle, and you could see some balloon baskets sitting in the middle. So we set up our chairs between the people and a ton of trucks. After the first balloon started going up to kick off the event, all of the trucks drove away and we were surrounded by balloons being rolled out! Woo Hoo! We sat in the right spot after all! We were completely surrounded while they were going up. Taylor kept yelling how awesome it was.   🙂

I’m taking this photo while standing in between some more balloons. I was wishing I would have brought my fish eye lens…

I think my favorite part was when they blew up the Coke Bottle balloon.  It was the tallest one there and we were sitting close enough to touch it. While Trevor and Mason were watching the captains joust in the air, I took Taylor to see the inside of the Coke Balloon…

I’m linking up with Alicia, Kristi and Rebecca for their Summer Daze Photo party! To join, just click this button:

ADSR #7 continued…

Here are some more pages for the race!

Challenge #4: Share a recipe using 4 ingredients

Credits: A sneak peak of a fun new kit coming out soon, Americana Summer by Dancing Princess Designs.

Challenge #5: Themed around summertime, one of us creates half of a page, while the other mirrors it and creates the other half.

Credits: We used the kit provided for the challenge by the host site, The Lillypad

Challenge #6: This challenge was for only ONE team member, using the photos as shapes.

And since I had our oldest sons graduation, Jenn graciously took this one on! Credits: Sweet Freedom’s Song by Dancing Princess Designs, available soon at MyMemories.com

Challenge #7: Using character traits create a page with the traits color of self or someone special to us.

I chose to do this one of my niece! She is so full of character and life! Credits: Chic Treasures by me, coming soon to MyMemories.com ( note, the pink has been re-colored to orange for this page ).

The Amazing Digi-Scrap Race!

This year I was asked if I wanted to be a part of the Amazing Digi-Scrap Race #7, as a participant! I have never done anything like this before! lol. But I decided I haven’t been doing enough scrapping lately so this is just the push I needed! To see everyones entries for each week, click HERE! If you’ve never heard of it before, this is a race where each challenge is hosted at a different site. But all teams have to post at the main site also for credit. And here are my first 3 entries:

Challenge #1:  Use an imperfect photo

Credits:
Shadows of Spring by: Simply You Simply Me Designs

Challenge #2: Scrap about a life changing event using, Because of…

Credits:
Background Paper: Soft and Shabby elegance By: W&W Designs
The rest except photos: Every Day Life #2 collab By: W&W Designs and Cinzia

Challenge #3: Make a stamp and use it on the page ( I turned the photo into a stamp )

Credits: “Escape” – by Simply You Simply Me and Dancing Princess Designs

To see my team mates pages, just click HERE and look for Dancing Princess Designs!