Thursday, July 17, 2008

Loving the challenges

While blog surfing I have been trying to find more scrap challenges to participate in. I found a really cool site called color line design. I found it through Kellie Puddy's blog. I don't know how it all works specifically but I saw one of the template challenges she posted and I fell in love. She creates beautiful templates and hosts a bi-monthly template challenge. They are perfect for showcasing your photos. She even puts a perfect spot in for journaling. I was a little late in submitting this for the challenge but I had to use this template.


Instead of a background paper I used a photo I snapped while we were at the park. I love taking photos at the park. They always turn out so fun.

The journaling says: We discovered this beautiful park that was pretty close to home. On a day with gorgeous weather Mommy and Daddy decided to head out to play as a family. We started out the afternoon with a nice picnic lunch. Afterwards, we took a stroll around the pond. We spent some time on the playground. Even Mommy rode on the swings. We finished off the day with another stroll around the pond and a climb up this giant hill. It was so awesome and we couldn’t have asked for a better day together. There are more days like this in our very near future. 06/01/08

The papers are Summer Fun patterns from The Scrappin Cop, The chipboard is from Atomic Cupcake, the grunge border was adapted from an overlay I got from, safety pin from Angie's Asylum and brogs from Memories Made Easy.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Blog Challenges to help me scrap

Not too long ago I discovered an awesome template designer. She is at Rose McDigital and she sells in a number of different stores. I purchased one of her mega packs and have started designing using some of her templates. I also searched for her blog to be able to stay up to date on her designs. Well, she just came out with a new Mega Template pack and posted a contest with a Freebie template she posted. I had to give it a try. Be sure to check out her blog for yourself. I am sure you will be pleased with her work.

I used this as an opportunity to help me continue scrapping my girls books. Photoshop was giving me some trouble so I actually started this layout twice. I am very happy with the final design.


This is a photo of Jazmine who is now 5. She is being rocked by her Great-Grandma. At the time this was a photo of the oldest and youngest member of our family. I can even hear her singing Rock-a-bye Baby. Sadly Grandma passed away less than a year after this photo was taken. It is the only memory Jazmine will have to carry with her. I miss her very much and wish Jazmine would have had the chance to get to know her like I did.

This layout uses patterns by The Scrappin Cop, bow by Rachael's Scraps, cut out action by Atomic Cupcake and some ribbons that I created.