Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I have completed yet another layout this week! I had a great time playing with Manda's new kit and am super excited that she's getting back into designing. I don't know what I've done without her! Here's another episode from the day we went up to Sunshine. I guess that was the day on our vacation where we got some good photos! I used Manda's template that is free today on her blog.

Here's my layout #75 of the year!

Template: Manda's Scrappin' Creations
Kit: Everyday Cherish, Manda's Scrappin' Creations
Font: Highland Perk

Monday, August 16, 2010

#73 and #74

I've been completely busy with a two year old this summer and have not had much time to blog or scrap. However, here are two pages that I have been able to get finished. Both are from Daybreak Scraps. She has opened up her store at Elemental Scraps. I have not been affiliated with that store before, but it looks really great! I'm looking forward to getting settled in.

It's Girl Time, Daybreak Scraps

Brighter Days, Daybreak Scraps

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Manda is Back!

Manda's Scrappin' Creations is BACK and is having a grand opening SALE! Everything in her store is $2.00 through August the 15.

(Image is linked to her store)

She is also having a giveaway on her Facebook page. On Aug 13 all the "Likers" on her Facebook page will get this full Template Pack.

You can get to her Facebook page HERE
She will also have coupons with every release. So make sure you become a "Liker" today!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

#71 and 72

Two of the designers I work for have new kits out! Misty O'Brien has a kit out today called "Kaleidescopic". It's got some beautiful colors in it! Here's the preview:

Here's my layout with the kit:

Font: Pea Devon Caps

Also, Dawn from Daybreak Scraps has a new kit out that I played with at a speed scrap last night. Here's her preview:

And of course, here's my layout:

Font: Grace

Thanks for looking!!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Here's a letter to my daughter. I used the new kit Petals and Wings from Daybreak Scraps.

Here's my layout:

Petals and Wings, Daybreak Scraps
Font: Pea Ambre

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Dawn of Daybreak Scraps has a fabulous new kit at Funky Playground Designs. It's called "Happy Go Lucky". I took the opportunity to scrap a beautiful time that occurred after dinner last night. I hope you enjoy it!

Here's my layout:
Happy Go Lucky, Daybreak Scraps
Font: Lizzy Longstocking

Thursday, June 24, 2010

#68 and...#66?

Well, I guess I didn't post the actual layout for #66 which I actually really like. So here it is:

Tomorrow, C.W. Picket is coming out with a new, adorable doctor kit. It's called "Not the Doctor" and it's exclusively at Digi Scraps Drive In (DSDI). Here's the preview:

Get it here and the coordinating alphas here.

Here's my layout:

Not the Doctor, C.W. Picket

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

#66 and 67

As I said in the previous post, I have been very lax in my blogging. I don't know why, I just have. So I'm trying to catch up. This post is part of one that should have gone out a while ago and part that is supposed to go out tonight (yay!).

Misty created a little summer mini that reminds me of the ocean. I love the serenity of calming blues and teals, along with the gritty texture of sand between my toes.

This kit includes 6 papers and 15 elements. And it's only $3.00! If you're a subscriber to Misty's newsletter, you received a fun coordinating freebie :) If you're not a newsletter subscriber, sign up here so you won't miss the next freebie and exclusive news.

You'll also want to "Like" Misty on FB. She is known to giveaway coupons on a moment's notice to lucky fans who just happen to be in the right place at the right time.

Misty had a request to bring back the Mega CU Glitters and instead, she created a new set - 10 styles & sheets - which you can find in this neat little grab bag. All of the items in the grab bag are for commercial use and you'll find 4 handy dandy products at your designing disposal. There's glitter, layered paper templates, overlays, and some doodles. Want a sneak peek? Head over to the store and click "additional images" to see each product's preview.

The ($17 value!) Commercial Use Grab Bag No. 1 will be available for just $5 through July 5th. After that, everything will be unpacked and sold separately in the store.

Misty also spent some time perusing CT, Adriana's lovely layout gallery. (You may know her as dricamendes in the forums). Adriana has a beautiful gallery and we really admire her style as a digital layout artist. So much so, that Misty created a set of layout templates inspired by her own LOs! This set includes 4 layered templates so you too can create layouts similar to Adriana's style.

You can pick up this pack for only $3.99 in Misty's store at Funky Playground Designs!

Here's the layout I did with the fabuluous template!

#64 and 65

It's been too long since I blogged. We went to Nashville this past weekend for a 3 year old's birthday party. Whew that was a crazy event. I didn't have my own camera there so I don't have anything scrapped for that, but I did three layouts (see above post for #66!) recently. The first one is Daybreak Scraps' newest mini called "Daddy Rabbit". I loved the orange pallat and knew I had the perfect photo for it! Here's what I did:

Daddy Rabbit, Daybreak Scraps

You can get the kit here:

I also participated in the Funky Playground Designs Challenge which yesterday was a Tag Lift. You lift the person before you. The person after you lifts you. I of course got some crazy talented designer and this is what I came up with:

Jubilant, Secret Garden
lifted *Amanda*

I'm pretty pleased with it...Hubby says he doesn't like the racoon and girl, but I like them. Not my normal thing.

Friday, June 11, 2010


Here's another template and kit from Daybreak Scraps. I think I'm actually getting the hang of templates! They used to limit my imagination because I couldn't see past them. I feel like I'm starting to see them as a starting point now. Here's my latest:

Font: Kingthings Wrote
Using this kit:


Thursday, June 10, 2010

#62 - School is out for summer!!!

Today was my last day of work for a while. So, I ran some errands, went to the gym, took a nap and then picked up the girl. I thought it would be fun to go to the park, so we went and played and had a great time. We went to the mall for dinner and found this adorable pair of sunglasses. Here's what happened when we got home.

Another Season, Daybreak Scraps
Template: Another Season Templates, Daybreak Scraps
Font: Junko Typewriter

I made it using this fabulous kit from Daybreak Scraps called Another Season

I used the new Another Season Templates

You can get the kit here and the templates here.

Monday, June 7, 2010


With school winding down, I felt like I would do another challenge at Funky Playground Designs. This was a scraplift. The hubby had a great photo session with the girl the yesterday so I couldn't wait to use the photos. Here's what I came up with:

Funky Playground Challenge
XOXO, Daybreak Scraps
Font: junko typewriter

I used the coolest kit: XOXO from Daybreak Scraps.

Here's the preview:

Sunday, June 6, 2010


I have had a HORRIBLE weekend. The hubby was feverish and sick Friday night. I ran a 5K in terrible weather (80 degrees and 90% humidity at 9am!) then I fell ill. I had a 102 fever all Sat night into Sunday. Just when I was feeling better, I slammed my foot in the door. Hubby thinks it's broken. It hurts like crazy. In between the fever breaking and me breaking my toe, I got a layout done for Misty's new kit "Lola". I love the colors! I'm a sucker for brown and pink together. I used a template from Daybreak Scraps as well.

Here's the preview of the kit:

Saturday, June 5, 2010

#59 One in a Melon

Here's another new kit out for Daybreak Scraps. It is adorable! She also is releasing a line of templates along with it. I took advantage of these awesome templates and used it for my layout. The kit's name is "One in a Melon". Isn't that adorable? Anyway, here's the kit:

Here are the templates:

Here's my layout!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I'm on a new CT that I'm super excited about! Daybreak Scraps invited me to join her on her team. I was able to get on the team just in time for her newest kit. It's a collab with Girl Boy Girl named Pickles and Ice Cream. Here's the preview:

Go get it here.

And here is my layout!

#57 and a Freebie!!!

First, I participated in the forum challenge over at I love it over there. This was a template challenge. Here's what I came up with. The hubby said it's one of his favorite layouts ever. I like what it turned out like.
You Are, Daybreak Scraps -- Get it Here
Template by Daybreak Scraps--Get it Here
Font: Pea Hannah Chocolate

Here's the preview of this lovely kit:

And now for the blog hop freebie! I did something different this time. I decided to do a frame cluster. Here's the preview:

Here's the preview of Dawn's collab kit:

If you are just jumping on the blog train, go back to the beginning and grab all of the goodies! Stop by tomorrow for a layout using this awesome new kit.
Monica: <--- You are here!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010


Here's a layout that I did last night for a speed scrap at Funky Playground Designs. I used Misty O'Brien's "Tweet Tweet". I love this kit, and have used it before, but not enough.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Here's a re-release of Misty O'Brien's kit Beachy is Peachy. I enjoyed reliving the fun times we had at the beach while making this layout. I am so glad summer is coming very soon! You can pick up this kit at Funky Playground Scraps this weekend for only $1!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I finally am done with my first half-marathon! I feel like I'm finally getting back to life as usual. I have really worked hard that past month and feel that I was consumed with training. It was difficult. I'm officially retired as a long distance runner now and can't wait to do some more scrapping. Here's the first layout that I have done since the race. I will be scrapping more about the race weekend, but here's my absolute favorite picture of the weekend:

This is using Misty O'Brien's Elegant Azure Mini Kit. It will be on sale this weekend at Funky Playground Designs.

#53 - Oops

I don't have any idea how this happened, but I made an oopsie and didn't post a layout that I did. Misty did a charity collab and I used the kit to make this:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Here is a layout I did for Manda's Scrappin' Creations free collab kit "Birthday Wishes". I fiddled around with it one evening and came up with this layout. My husband says it's his favorite in a while. That's saying something since he never has much to say about any of my scrapping.

Here's the preview for her kit:

You can download this great kit for FREE right now HERE.

On a personal note, I'm getting pretty excited to run my first half marathon this weekend!!!  EEK!!