Thursday, February 18, 2010

Feeling a Little Blue? Creating Lo's with the Colour Blue.

Recently I took a little peek at my Lo's in my gallery at 2peas and realized that the last 4 LO's I created are all blue. I didn't realize I had become so partial to the color. Blue does seem to be cropping up in lots of digital kits right now.

Here are two of my favourite blue LO's right now. The first is called Love Being with you. My CT assignment was to use Erica Hernandez's Funny Valentine Brush Set. I only used 2 out many many different brushes you could use. I think they would also be a great way to create your own custom papers. I'd also like to point out that some of the pp in the squares are from my blog freebie LoveBug Kit. The Lo itself is very near and dear to my heart. The photo is my dd with my 90 year old Grannie. She is an amazing lady, even now at 90 she is an upbeat and positive person. She still lives and maintains her own little house even though we lost my Grandfather a few years ago. I am so very happy that my own kids have had the opportunity to get to know her. She is the only surviving grandparent that I have left now.
This second one is also one of my Ct assignments. I totally fell in love with Holly Brooke Jones new Mod Moth Mini Kit. I loved the soft and whimsical design of her papers and those moths were so pretty. As Barb Hogan wrote earlier who knew that Moths could be so pretty?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Catching up on posting my 2peas CT Assignments

My blog entries really are rather willy nilly, aren't they. I think that has been my whole life lately. I do whatever is most pressing and hopefully complete it before something else crops up.

I can't really complain too much though. I am CTing with a site that I LOVE and designing digital products. I'm trying to get into a rhythm between the two but I admit that it is a tough balancing act at times.

Monday I spent most of the day running around trying to get my car situation sorted out. My Dad just recently bought a new car and they decided to help my brother and I out by giving their car to my brother Craig and my brother then in turn gave me his car. I've been driving my big ol' Mom Van since Autumn was born. It has been a good vehicle but it is starting to have trouble and it's cost me quite alot in repairs lately. My Brothers car is newer than mine and it has very low mileage. It's a white Honda civic sedan and best of all it's a standard. I love driving a stick shift! I will have to do a LO of it soon. Okay now back to why I had to run around. Well when I went in to get it insured it turned out that it needed to be Air Cared. I am really beginning to resent Air Care. I wasn't really worried about it passing the air care inspection but the real trouble was that my brother dropped the car off and took the plates. I ended up having to get a permit for the car, then drive it to be air cared then back to the insurance place to get it insured. Yikes. Now it's all done and I LOVE driving my new car. Hopefully I'll have completed the sale of my mini van in the next week. Of course I've spent the last day or so getting the said Van ready for sale. At least I have a buyer lined up.

So that is my sad (or is it happy?) tale and my excuse for not having posted any LO's lately. This first LO features Chelsea's Beautifully Grungy Label. I wanted to try something different rather than the standard label for journaling or a title. I decided that I could use it like a stamp on several squares. I thought it created some continuity in my LO and it's such a beautiful frame it was great to show it off in more than one way. I also was quite pleased with my play on words with the title. By the way my Dad is a really amazing gourmet pizza maker. They are so tasty and I think I gain pounds just looking at all the yummy cheese! My fav is the smoked salmon and brie cheese. My mouth is watering!

The second Lo I chose Michelle Underwood's kit Beautiful Endings. Michelle is such a talented designer. Everything is so real. Her embellishments have texture and dimension and her papers are unique in pattern and color. If you ever get a chance to pick up one of her kits I have no doubt that you will enjoy creating with it as much as I have. I also just love these pictures. My dd didn't even know that I was paying any attention to her but it was just one of those quiet typical mornings. I like that you can see the relationship between Autumn and Casey.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Hello happy Bloggers. I hope you are all having a fabulous Valentine's Day. It's sunny and warm here today and it feels almost like Spring. Weird that it is so beautiful and the city is now full on Winter Olympics (Winter are you kidding me Winter Schminter!) I am enjoying the Olympic coverage so far. I wish I could go to an event but sadly I have no funds to spend on any of the events. It is neat to watch and know that it is MY city! Vancouver is a spectacular place to live and I love it here.

It has now been almost a month since I started designing for I love designing. I have been overwhelmed with the support and words of encouragement from so many friends and fellow scrappers that I wanted to share the love! I created a mini kit called Love Bug that you can download for FREE! here on my blog just click on the preview below. I hope you enjoy it. It was super fun to create.

I am really loving Adobe illustrator. I am so glad that Jen Alysson of Design House Digitals encouraged me to buy it and take Carina Gardner's illustrator class at Jessica

Have fun. What did you do for Valentine's Day? Did you go out with your sweetie? Did you do something with your family? Maybe you did some cool scrappy projects. Tell me, link me up. Enquiring minds want to know.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Release Cherry Blossom

My newest kit to be released at Thanks for taking a peek.

Monday, February 1, 2010

It's February Already

Now how did that happen. It feels like we were just ringing in the New Year and now we will be celebrating Valentine's Day, Cheering for the 2010 Olympics here in Vancouver, and wishing my youngest dd Happy Birthday. Yikes. Why does time speed up so much as you get older?

I have three more Layouts that I created for the 2peas CT.
I love this Lo. I created it for my brother and his lovely finance Beth. The papers I used are from Sugar Pops new kit called Lovebirds. The color combo is totally up my alley and the patterns are really unique too. Another things that I really liked is they had just the perfect amount of distressing and texture for me.
Any modern day Mom could relate with this LO. Just recently my ds gave his sister his nintendo ds. Of course she was ecstatic. When she plays she totally tunes right out and I happily took a whole series of photos and my dd didn't even notice what I was doing. For this page I used Brandy Buffingtons kit Cabanarama. It was so full of papers and elements. There are endless possibilities for this kit.

This last Layout is near and dear to my heart. The photo is of my dad when he was a little boy. What I love about these old photos is that not only am I getting a chance to peek into my dad's childhood but I have memories of my own associated with this photo. When I was in my teens I was staying overnight with my Grannie. Her and I began to go through her stacks and stacks of old photos and she let me pick some to bring home. As we sorted through them she would tell me little things about the photo. In this one she ohhh and awwed about how cute my dad looked and this was one of two photos that she really adored of her son Robbie. Even the name Robbie holds special meaning. Only my grandparents are allowed to use it. And I can still remember the proud look in my Grandfathers eye when he would talk about his "Robbie". (My Grandfather passed away a couple of years ago. ) Funny how just one little photo can hold all that.

The frame is a debut release from Kenner Road. I am looking forward to seeing what else Kenner Road will be bringing us. I love vintage elements and papers just like this.

Well here's to a productive week for everyone. I hope to work on some more kits for my own shop and I also hope to create some more pages. Plus my youngest dd just switched from morning kindy to afternoon. I'm not sure how I feel about that quite yet. At least I didn't have to rush to get her out of the house and in fact I'm still sitting in my pj's and it's almost 11. (Really, I am going to get dressed as soon as I'm done here!Hehe!)