Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Marina of Magical Scraps Galore has released a new kit dedicated to the Magic Kingdom: Most Magical Place! This kit is packed with castles, balloons, fireworks, stars, and lots of circular elements so you can create your own Mickey heads! It’s perfect to scrap your Castle and Main Street layouts, Mickey and Minnie meet & greets, firework shows, parades, and basically all of your magical vacation pictures. Most Magical Place includes 30 textured papers, 1 full alpha, and 95 elements!


And don't miss the coordinating journaling cards:

Both the kit and the coordinating cards are available at Marina's store and will be 30% off through July 21st!

Here are some layouts for your inspiration:






But wait! Marina has a little something for you ... the Most Magical Place template! Visit her blog to grab this amazing freebie:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mustache Love

Mustaches are quite the cool thing in our house.  Part of it probably stems from the popularity of mustaches in fashion these days, but the other part probably stems from my Dad, who has quite the mustache of his own (and he's just a little bit proud of it! LOL).  Either way, when Jen Yurko asked for kit ideas I knew she was exactly the right person for a mustache kit.  And I was totally right, as her two newest kits absolutely rock!

She released two new kits, 3 alphas and the most adorable little mustache word circles.  Here's the boy kit, which worked perfectly for Tristan's pictures in one of Grandpa's novelty mustaches.
The boy kit can be found here:
Then there's the girl collection.  This filled a niche that I just haven't seen out there - a girl themed mustache kit.  And believe me, I really, really, really wanted one!  Carissa had a big mustache themed birthday in January and I was waiting for the perfect kit to scrap them.  Thank goodness I finally found it!

The girl kit can be found here:

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Resurrection (again)

So you know that I've resurrected the blog to share all my scrapbook goodies, but I'm going to be taking a short break from that while we head on our newest adventure - our first ever family road trip!  We take off in a few short days and I'm super excited.  I feel a little behind in our packing but that's a little hard when one of your kiddos is away at summer camp and the other one spends two days a week at doctors appt's (it's a long story).  Well... there's no excuse for Carissa other than she just doesn't find the time.  Plus a little help from Mom will probably ensure that everything makes it into the bag and we don't leave home without underwear or shirts or something.

So why a road trip?  It is something that Brian and I have talked about for years and years but never got serious about.  Then my little brother got stationed in Colorado Springs, CO and it seemed like the perfect time to finally take that road trip.  Well... maybe not exactly the perfect time given the medical issues we're dealing with and the fact that Jimmy and his family won't even arrive in Colorado Springs until today and that we've never, ever, ever done a road trip.  Ever.  The farthest we've gone is Wildlife Safari, which is something like 4 hours each way.  Doesn't count.  Cause on this trip we're scheduled to go over 3500 miles in 11 days, see 10 states, 4 National Parks and a plethora of random spots along the ways.  Even now, after all my planning (cause I'm sort of a psycho planner) it seems really daunting.  But it also seems exciting.  Carpe Diem, right!?!

So.... our new adventure begins soon and I'll be doing my typical trip report, complete with lots of photos and details along the way.  My thought is that we'll have lots of time in the car so lots of time to get the details jotted down each day.  At least that's the plan.  Wish us luck!

Monday, July 08, 2013

More pages...

If you haven't noticed, I've finally jumped in with both feet and committed fully to digital scrapbooking.  It feels so free to be removed from the constraints of classical paper scrapbooking.  No worries that I won't have the right letter, in the right size and the right color... or that I already used up all the e's or that the pinks on two sheets of paper don't match up.  It's so liberating to have the control over it all myself and I love that!  So you may have noticed a lot of scrapbooking and expect a lot more to come, as I'm currently creating for 4 different scrapbook designers - Jen Yurko Designs, Twin Mom Scraps, Mel Hains Designs and Magical Scraps Galore. 

Speaking of which, here's the newest kit from Twin Mom Scraps, Beach Wedding.  You can find it at Scrapbook Bytes, where each pack is only $1!  What a deal.  My absolute faves are those awesome flowers.  *LOVE*
 And while 4 CT's should keep me busy enough, they don't.  I always want more to do!  Here's a few pages I've done with bits from my ever-growing scrapbook stash.


Thursday, July 04, 2013

On the Contrary

This page is based on the new kit "On the Contrary" by Jen Yurko Designs.  It includes templates by She Creates.  Fabulous and on sale right now at Scrap Takeout!
Mexican Train Dominos is one of our family favorite games and one we always take when camping.  It's going on our big family road trip with us later this month too.  :)

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July to you all!  In honor of this patriotic day, Mel Hains Designs has released a beautiful patriotic themed kit for you called "A Sparkling Good Time".  Here's the page I created with it.  And it's on sale for just $2 for the kit and $1 for the add-ons.  Great deal on a great kit. :)

Monday, July 01, 2013

In Bloom by Magical Scraps Galore

Marina of Magical Scraps Galore has released a new kit, In Bloom.

In Bloom is a pretty feminine and romantic collection with a shabby and vintage touch, perfect for scrapping your heritage or everyday layouts. It features a beautiful color palette in pink, navy, sage and white, for girls and women of any age. It’s so versatile that you can use the white, sage and blue for boy’s layouts as well. In Bloom is packed with flowers, lace and ephemera. It includes 20 textured papers, one complete alpha, and 60 unique elements.

In Bloom is available at Magical Scraps Galore store and is 30% off through July 7th.

Here's some inspiration: