Happy New Year

Did you have a great holiday and new year?  We certainly have! This is the first time (in we can’t remember how long) that we have not had a schedule or places to go or people to see or anything at all to do. This has been a real staycation for us – thank goodness, ’cause we’ve needed it.

The first of the year marks the end of my December daily…to see all that we have been up to and to see my photos you can check out www.justforme365.wordpress.com that is where I keep my photos. I have been printing out many of the photos throughout the month and have been adding them to my Stampin’ Up pocket pages (so easy!) Just need to print off my last batch and then I’ll share the whole book (watch for that soon).

Our family always does a family photo on the first of the year, so I thought that would be the last page in my book.
For my page I used both the As You See It theme challenge this week and the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.



So, here is all that put together –


What do you think? Do we look rested and ready to take on a new year? I hope so! Have a great 2014 everyone!












Driving through life…

Work and family commitments are in over-drive and I can’t get out of first gear! Unfortunately I do not have time for chit chat….on with the projects.

As You See It Challenge 013 this week is an exciting new challenge…

Whatever your favourite stamp set is…use it!

I used Hello There digital stamp brushes to make two projects (because that is how committed I am…oh, and it was a requirement of our design team). I used the stamps, paper, and embellishments to make my first digital card, and a 12×12 page.



So, what’s your favourite stamp set?

I Won @ MyDigitalStudio.net!

All this digital designing has payed off! I was chosen as one of the winners for Digital Scrapbook Days!  After I downloaded the Nobody’s Business Kit I got to work using the pieces on a project and uploaded it to mydigitalstudio.net.  I am so excited that my project was chosen as a winner!  Now I have $20 in free digital downloads….to fuel the digital scrapbooking fire 🙂

My Project 45-001

It was my sweet winter page that I was working on this past weekend that won…

Check out my project and the other winners at mydigitalstudio.net 

As You See It Colour Challenge

Truly, the colours for the As You See It Challenge this week are NOT my colours…. I’m not much of a pastel person whatsoever.


But I managed to pull off a pastel scrapbook page. In fact it is a scrapbook page with my BOYS on it. I am impressed. I have stretched beyond my usual creative ground, that makes today a good day 🙂

My Project 49-001

Ok, so perhaps this particular page does not jive with the current season. I opted to go with an Easter theme for these pastel colours.

I actually started with a designer template in My Digital Studio. The Special Delivery Subtle Kit already had the paper, embellishments, photo boxes, text boxes and a title all ready for me.  Here is the template I chose ->

My Project 50-001

Then I just made it my own, by recolouring some of the paper and embellishments and adding a title that fit with my photos.  It came together VERY quickly.

Anyhoo….it goes to show that if I can use these colours, then ANYBODY can. Hope you play along with us at As You See It.

Seriously…I can’t stop!

I had this series of pictures of Chae helping Granny pick apples that I knew I wanted to scrapbook, and I found the perfect layout at ScrapMuch –

november 1 - Laura

And since I’ve been on such a digital scrapbooking spree, I figure why not ride it out?  It’s not all the time that I have the inspiration, motivation, or time to sit and work on these.


These pages feature the Autumn Traditions Kit that was one of the kits that was one that I got for 50% off  during digital scrapbooking days.  And this is my first two-page spread in My Digital Studio *pats herself on the back*

I hope you are enjoying checking out all these digital pages that I have been making, and perhaps inspires you to make a page too.
Thanks for popping in.



I’m on a Digital Rampage!

I CAN’T STOP! I may need to start going to meetings…..digital scrapbookers anonymous meetings, that is. LOL.

Here is another page I made…this time featuring my new Amped Up Amersands Kit and my Liam.

My Project 46-001
I’ve been using a LOT of elements on my digital pages recently. They take a bit of time, but I’m LOVING the finished products.
I tried to get kind of a chalkboard look for the background…do you think it worked?  Not sure about that, but it does all go together pretty well anyways.  I picked out the red from the medal around Liam’s neck to add to a couple of pieces of the stitched paper and the button, but everything else was left as is.  I also used the new Moments Ago stamp set (that I got for FREE – WHOOT!)