Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A kit for Kate

Hi everyone! I have something I would like to share with you. I got an email notification a few weeks ago and inside, there was a post about this beautiful Digital kit and what it was for. I am not a digital scrapper, in fact in the 10 years I have been paper/layout scrapbooking I have only made ONE (yes one lol) digital layout thanks to the step by step help from my friend Melissa in I think it was 2005? I am however a collector of digital "paper" kits. I LOVE alot of the digital paper kits out there and like to print them off and use them on my paper layouts lol. I also love digital elements (like journaling things and labels) you can print. Anyways, so this email had this gorgeous almost shabby but clean...well a little distressed (just the way I like it) kit inside when the most beautiful colors together. It said it was A kit for Kate. So I clicked on the link and it took me here... Creativity By Crystal . Holy Moly Crystal has talent! This girl makes Digital paper (and kits) like no other! I seriously drooled some and secretly wished Crystal would come out with her own 'paper' company LOL.




Back to the kit for Kate...This kit was made by Crystal in honor of a little girl named Kate who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. You can read her story HERE.This kit is available to anyone who would like to donate to help the McRae family. All proceeds (minus PayPal expenses) will be donated to the McRae family. This is a HUGE kit with 22 papers & 25elements! You can also participate in CARDS FOR KATE if you'd like to send cards to Kate & her family. There is a $5 minimum on the kit, but you are welcome to donate more if you are able to, after all it is for Kate and her family. So if you go HERE you can purchase this kit.

If you are a digital scrapper and like kits, this would be a perfect kit for you, if you are not a digital scrapper (like me) then you can still get the kit and use it to print out the papers, labels, elements and use them on your paper layouts/cards etc.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post. I have to say after playing around in PS with this kit a bit (yep you read that right lol, I decided to try my hand at it in PS lol)
I may just try a digital layout (my second ever) with it, and when I do, I will share it here. I forgot how easy it is to actually do and I rather enjoyed it yesterday. I also printed a couple of the papers out and plan to use them on some cards, so stay tuned :)

Well I better get off the computer for a while, my mother is coming over this morning to take Bella and I out Halloween costume shopping...FUN! :) I love this time of year! I do have a TON of pictures I need to get up on here of our camping trips and the boys soccer games. I also have a bunch of new layouts I want to share, including the one I did for last months Basic Grey newsletter. I will work on those posts this week :)

Nikki

Friday, September 4, 2009

Want to win these?

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How cool is this? If you head on over to Leah's blog you can enter a chance to win these markers in her giveaway. You have a week (from yesterday 9/3/09) to leave a comment. So get on over there :)

Nikki

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Silly blog....photobucket!

LOL, I know as of today the blog looks a little strange with all the missing pictures and the cute little message from photobucket. The email I just got from them says it should be restored by midnight tonight, so only one full day of this lol. I looked at my stats at photobucket, on why this happened and it says my profile picture at TwoPeas has had over 700 hits lol, WTHeck,? I think I am going to just remove the picture there that way I never reach photobuckets bandwidth error again. So stay tuned, after it is fixed tomorrow I have a few fun things to share with you.

Nikki

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

LRS Aug DT projects, BG JuneBug

The LRS Design Team gallery was updated with the August "Junebug" kit yesterday. You should go check out that gallery, it is packed full of YUMMY eye candy! I can not believe what the girls did with the kit this month! Here are my DT designs, I did with the kit...


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The Design Team also posted the DT monthly challenges on the message boards, I did a card challenge so make sure you go check those out too :)

Nikki

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Little Red Scrapbook August Sneak Peeks...

This months kit features the Basic Grey line "JuneBug". Look how fabulous this kit is...


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Lots of fun embellishments. This kit is loaded with stuff! I did both boy and girl layouts with it :) Here are my sneak peeks...


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Keep an eye out for the DT gallery going up soon :)

Nikki

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

July Creative Xpress assignments

My Creative Xpress DT assignments this month was to create two projects that used the Cricut cartridge "Dreams come true". I decided to make one layout and two cards with it.



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My first thoughts on it were I would make a layout about Bella and her Disney Princess barbies (which she just loves lol). Well when I got the cartridge in the mail, I took a look at all the die cuts you could cut with it and thought, WOW! there really is alot of different things on this cart. I had just got back some summer pictures of the kids swimming at my MIL's. The idea of soing a BOY layout with a cart mainly geared towards "girls" would be perfect! I had all these awesome ideas floating around in my head. I also had just gotten the Basic Grey collection pack of Marrakech and all the goodies that went with it (that you can also find at the CX store) and though the colors in the line would be perfect with the picture of Aidan in the water and for what I wanted to do with the Cricut cartridge. So I got to work on this assignment and came up with this. And these super sweet cards using the Basic Grey Wisteria collection pack, also found in our store. Now again with the first card, I picked a die cut image of the cake from the Disney cart and made it a totally different theme. So you don;t have to stick with the girlie, Princess theme when you buy this cart, there is so much more on it.



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I am now hooked to these Cricut "cartoon" type cartridges and NEED them all lol. They are seriously so much fun to work with, and can add so much more flair to your projects, layouts, cards, etc.

Thanks for looking! :)

Nikki

Saturday, July 25, 2009

LRS July DT designs, Bo Bunny

WOW, July sure went by fast, I can not believe it will be August in a week! I can not believe that I have a child turning 6 in 3 1/2 days. Yep Aidan will be 6 this coming week. My baby boy is growing up!

Our LRS kit this month is Bo Bunny Calypso. This was a fun kit to work with this month. The colors in the papers are so bright and just perfect for summer, or just about any theme really. Here are my DT designs and a little extra project...


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Here is the actual kit :)


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Thanks so much for looking! :)

Nikki