Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly....

Okay, so I think that's a title to an old western movie. I thought is was kind of appropriate for this post since I have alot of good news.....a little bit of bad....and actually no ugly (unless you want to count my numerous ugly hair days - but my dear daughter fixed that today - so I'm all good to go!)

So lets start with the good news. There's so much I 'm not sure where to start.
  1. I'm starting a new job tomorrow. That's really exciting but a little nervous about it as well. I'm a business analyst by profession and this role will require me to be a project manager as well. So that's a little scary...but I'll get it eventually.

  2. I was selected by JuliaDesigns to create a couple of layouts with her beautiful kit, A Perfect Day. That was so much fun and exciting to have a chance to work with a different designers kit. All the wonderful designers out there have their own style so it's fun to see what I can do with them. I have my LOs posted below.

  3. Did you notice some changes to the blinkies I have displayed here on my blog? Pretty Scrappy has accepted me on their site CT team! I'm so excited to get started. They have a bunch of really wonderful designers there. I have a layout below that will give you a sampling of the wonderful kits available there.

  4. During May, Scrapable and My Life and Scrap were a part of Creative Team Appreciation week. A whole bunch of designers got together and created a super mega kit for their creative team members and then they had some really fun challenges. It was a blast and I have some layouts below that I created using the awesome kit they provided us. Thank you so much to all the designers and stores who participated! It always feels good to know that you are appreciated.

Wow, that was a lot of good here's the bad news. Due to Digital Candy closing their store, Calalily Designs has decided to take a break from designing. So I won't be able to feature anymore of her wonderful designs here. I also won't be creating for Been There Scrapped That any longer. So that's why I'm jumping for joy to have the chance to be on the CT for Pretty Scrappy. I know I'll be able to come up with some really great LO with the kits by all the wonderful designers there! enough chit's some inspiration from some of the wonderful kits I had the opportunity to work with during the month of May!

These first 6 I created from the awesome My CT Rocks kit that all the designers put together for Creative Team Appreciation Week. Thanks again ladies!

This LO below has to be one of my all time favorites that I've done so far!

And you know me.....gotta love the Ettes & Company! These first two are from the beautiful kit, Princess Collection!

Shiver me any pirates in your house? This LO was created using the Pirate Collection from Ettes & Company. It can be used for many different things but works really well if you have any Mateys you need to scrap about! ARRRRGGHHH!

This month at Scrapable, one of the designers I had the pleasure to work with was Tabby Scrap Designs. Her Child's Play kit is what I used to create this LO:

Just the Thing Collection was the kit from FlutterExpressions that I got to work with as well. It has paper, embellishments etc for both boy or girl pages. It's absolutely beautiful and you can pick it up at Scrapable as well.

My LO Little Princess was created using the absolutely stunning Tiffany Twisted kit by Designs by Laura and a great template, Simple Life by Kate Designs. Both of these items can be found at My Life and Scrap!

Here are the 2 LOs I was telling you about earlier. They were created using A Perfect Day kit by JuliaDesigns. You can find her beautiful products at

And last but not is some inspiration from Pretty Scrappy. I used the Creations by Rachael B's kit, My Secret Garden to complete this LO! It's a fabulous kit! You can find it at

Guess that's all for now. Take care have wonderful beginning of summer and I'll be back soon to tell you about some more wonderful kits I be working with in the near future. And let me tell you....the Ettes & Company have a fantastic beach kit, Some Beach...Somewhere...coming out soon that you really need to check out! It's going to come with, I believe, 5 full alphas! Wow!!!

And Pretty Scrappy has this great mega collaboration kit, Fun in the Sun, coming out tomorrow! It's "Sun"tastic!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Crazy Days of May

Okay, so things have been pretty crazy this month so I appologize for not putting out a new post for the past few weeks. And in the midst of it all I'm trying to wrap up my current job (my last day is Friday) and gear up for the new job I'll start on Monday. But just so you know.....I've been a buzy beaver creating lots of LOs and I will be back this weekend to add a post to showcase some of the great kits I've had the opportunity to work with the last couple of weeks. So have a good rest of the week (we're getting close to Friday! woohoo!) and I'll be back this weekend with more news and LOs to show you what I've been up to!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Let the Festivities Begin......

That's right.....(Inter) National Scrapbook Day festivities have finally arrived! There's so much going on and so much I have to tell you so let's begin with one of my favorites. As I'm sure you're all aware, I am a huge fan of Ettes & Company. I was so excited when I found out that they were going to allow me to create a quick page to give away for FREE during the NSD festivities. Here it is! It was created using one of the 3 (yes that's right! 3) new kits that were just added to the Ettes store this week! This kit is called Magical Memories. It really is magical what you can do with it! I hope you like it! Just click here to download the FREE file! If you want the kit it can be found here.

Note: link to download has been disable.

Need a little inspiration on how to use the quick page? Here's a layout I created with it called Fun Times.

A couple of my fellow CT members also have some freebies for you. Go check out these blogs:

AnnaMarie -
MaryRuth - (not available until Saturday)

Also, I just have to show you a couple of other really cute layouts I was able to do with the Magical Memories kit.

Isn't he just so darn cute in this Mousey dance outfit! LOL! Ssssshhh! don't tell him I put this one on my blog!

And if you think that kit was really cute.....check out the Pirates Collection. Got any Mateys in your family? This kit was so much fun to work with! Here's another one from that awesome kit!

No pirates in your family? Well don't be's another new kit, the Princess Collection. It's just perfect for that girly girl Princess in your life! Or use it to show off your own inner Princess! LOL!
So if you like one of these kits (or all of them like I do!), head on over to Ettes & Company. Starting at midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow there will be all sorts of fun. They're having a scavenger hunt that sounds absolutely fun with some great giveaways as well. And there's a layout contest going on too!

But that's not the only fun going on this weekend. Check out the sweet deals at Scrapable this weekend! Their May collab kit is absolutely beautiful!

Here are a couple of layouts I created using the May collab, One Kit For All Families! Check it out here.

So head on over to and join in the festivities there!

Oh boy, my fingers are getting sore from typing and I still have more news! Check out this Sweet LO I did with a template from B&B Designs, called My Simple Life 3 and the oh so beautiful kit called Playful by Kari Hentzelt. They can both be found at

MLAS has some sweet sales going on for NSD! Make sure you add them to your list of stops to make this weekend when your out surfing in digiland!
Colie's Corner Creations has this great kit called Beautiful Day that you can find at Look at the the LO I created with it. Aren't they just too cute!!!

Stop in at BTST and check out the new May challenges they have going on. Participating could get you up to 50% off! Now that's a deal!!!!
And last but definitely not least, is the wonderful kit Happy Go Lucky by Calalily Designs. I created this adorable LO of my oldest daughter when she was little and celebrating her 4th birthday. I can't believe that this picture was taken over 20 years ago! Boy how time flies when you get older! You can snatch up this beautiful kit at Click here to see the rest of Calalily's wonderful kits. And if you go there during all the NSD festivities, you'll find it on sale! Who doesn't like a sale!!!!

Digital Candy has a bunch of fun NSD activities going on as well so be sure to stop and check them out this weekend.
Whew....I think that's all for now. I'm off to take a nap so I can get back up at midnight and start checking out all the fun activities and spend some of that money that's been burning a hole in my pocket! I've definitely had to restrain myself from buying any of the awesome kits that have come out. I've been waiting for this day for a long time! See you around digiland this weekend!
Thanks for checking out my blog and hope you like the QP!