Digi-layouts::Porch Sitters


This morning I did not check the gym schedule in time and at 8:50 realized the usual 9:30 am fitness yoga class … was happening at 8:30!  So what’s a girl to to but finish the layout she’s working on (I’ll stretch later…)



I’m working my way through classes at Big Picture Classes this summer.  One of the latest ones I took was about using sketches to speed up your scrapbooking.  I do use sketches sometimes for inspiration for paper layouts…but I definitely use templates, which are the digital equivalent of sketches, when I am scrapbooking digitally.   The task I set myself this morning was… use a template #1 rotated from the Sketch Solutions class…use one kit from July’s Digi Game and make the whole thing in under an hour…without extra fussing!!!

Done !!

Template:  BPC Sketch Solutions Class #1

Kit:  Eternally by Simplement Scrap by Ange Designs  The Digi Files #65

Alpha:  Just Jaimee June 2014 Storyteller kit by Just Jaimee

Digi-layouts:: Catching up

Whew!  Where does time go?  I have no idea…if you find out, let me know!!   We have been absorbed in end of school / end of soccer season / gardening and getting into summer and I have more and more things stacked up to share on the blog, so let’s get started.Stars-&-Stripes-Forever-2002-WEB

I’ve been doing a little scrapbooking lately and catching up with goodies from  Little Feet Digital Designs .   This is one of my favorite photos of me and the girls, from their first 4th of July waaaaay back in 2002…think they’d wear handmade matching patriotic dresses (with coordinating bloomers) for the festivities tomorrow?  Me neither…    Kit:  America God Bless by Little Feet Digital Designs  Template:  my own design.    Janet also has a swoon worthy offering that I am going to work with next….PV VC S

I love love love these vintage images!!  Scrapbook page?  Print out the cards on heavy card stock and hang as a garland?  Print out and use as labels as tags for summer potluck dishes?   hmmm….maybe all of the above!

Next up… A layout for my Dad’s visit in February…it occurred to me that I have not included many other family members in my layouts, although I have the photos (some better than others!).  Little Feet Digital Designs  Father’s Day kit provided me with the inspiration for this page


Kit:  King of my Heart  by Little Feet Digital Designs  Masks:  Carina Gardner (can’t remember which ones)  Template:  my own design.

My final layout share today is the layout that finishes up a class I took and LOVED at Big Picture Classes called Stashbusters Anonymous… super great ideas on how to use up your stash…both paper and digital.  The assignment was to use multiple stamps and different color inks in a layout.  I decided to do this layout digitally using digital stamps and recoloring each one.  I’m really happy with the layout and super happy that I FINISHED a class!!  I also applied this one toward the “Inspired Scrapbooking”  year-long class that I’m taking at BPC with Stacy Julian.  Absolutely a fabulous class!!


One of the great things about the Stashbusters class was there was a digital template for each challenge…added bonus!  I used the template for the class, and Just Jaimee’s June 2014 Storyteller kit (love her stuff! )  with some elements from Jaimee’s other storyteller kits tossed in for fun.  If you’re a digi-scrapper Just Jaimee’s kits are fabulous, and you can sign up for her email list and get super duper pricing on her kits.  Totally worth it!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work!  I love memory keeping and sharing our stories!  What projects have you been working on?!


Digi-layouts::Beach Love


I’m busy making layouts for my CT work at Little Feet Digital Designs (which I’ll be able to share here as soon as they are in her shop!)  Today I thought I’d share a layout I just finished using The Digi Files #62  kit called Dazzled by Connie Prince.  If you are digital scrapbooker, check out the Digi-Game at The Daily Digit…it is a truly awesome value 7 kits every month for $7.99!

I managed to apply one layout to four class assignments for Big Picture Classes (!) I so love ticking things off a list and I love the chance to tell stories!

A Giveaway!! Free seat in Art + Science !!!!

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Hello all my scrappy friends….and even my non-scrappy/not quite so scrappy friends!  I am thrilled to have a give away for you !!  As I mentioned a few months ago, I was asked to contribute content to the Art + Science of Scrapbooking re-run class at Big Picture Classes.  The class is going to start running this month!!!!  (insert hand clapping and jumping up and down!!)    In honor of this, I have one seat in A+S to give away to one of my blog/facebook/twitter followers!!

Art + Science collage 2Here is the info on the class:

Art + Science of Scrapbooking, 16 brain-boosting challenges to strengthen your creative process taught by Stacy Julian and Jennifer Wilson


Starts 5/15/2014 $45

Class Description

Are you a right-brained person who embraces possibility and spontaneity, thrives on imagination, relies on feelings, and thinks in symbols and images? Are you a left-brained person who practices strategy and order, finds comfort in facts, relies on logic, and thinks in words and language?

The answer to both questions is “yes!” In The Art + Science of Scrapbooking, a mind-bending workshop from Stacy Julian and Jennifer Wilson, you’ll learn to harness the creative power of both sides of your brain.

In four illuminating weeks, right-brainer Stacy Julian and left-brainer Jennifer Wilson will help you embrace your natural cognitive strengths. But they’ll also challenge themselves, each other, and YOU to find a new sense of balance and power as you explore the other side of your brain.

Read rest of description here

Link to Promotional video on YouTube

To enter, leave a comment here on my blog, or on my twitter feed or on this post via Facebook.  I will put them all together and draw the winner on Monday.  Contest Closes at Midnight, EST, Tuesday May 6th.   Good luck and even if you don’t win the free seat, I hope you will join us in the classroom!!



Thanks for this giveaway! It would b awesome to be in this class!!!

Thank you everyone who popped over and entered, I’m so excited for the class to begin!

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