Project Life Halloween 2012 Layouts

Sometimes I have to wait until the right digital kit/journal cards are released to create my layouts.  A couple of months back I downloaded a Monster High kit by Lisete Scrap (at Mscraps) and Brave journal cards by Amber Shaw and Studio Flergs (at Sweet Shoppe) and began to put the layouts together.  I am very behind on my PL 2012 (and 2013 and 2014…) but I’m okay with it.  I’m just going to tackle them whenever I can.

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Try Walking In My Shoes

lbpumps0002_500It’s no fun walking in someone else’s shoes but why do we want to sometimes?  I don’t normally wear pumps because they hurt my feet like crazy and they make me feel miserable if I have to wear them.  I prefer my very old and comfy pair of Dansko clogs or sandles to heels anytime.  Yet, I find myself drawn to the heels section at a shoe shop.

Here is a blog hop freebie in celebration of iNSD (International Scrapbooking Day) which is tomorrow, May 4th.  Create whatever you want with it.

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To follow the hop for the other designer’s parts, drop by my design blog.

Aquarium and a Digital Art Journal

Earlier in the week the family went to the Downtown Aquarium in Denver with one of my sisters, her boyfriend, and one of my brothers and his kids.  I’ve been wanting to go for awhile but just never seemed to have the time (or the funds).  I’m glad that my sister was determined to get me to go because it was a lot of fun, especially for my girls + she paid for my girls so I am very grateful (thanks again, Jamie!).

Here are photos from the aquarium:

Digital Art Journal: Faith

Since today’s topic is on creatures of the sea (water/ocean/sea), I thought I’d also share a digital art journal piece I’ve created for a challenge at Hummie’s World that has something to do with water.  You can read more about the challenge and see my drawings at my design blog, here.

One Photo Four Ways

Over at my digital scrap/designing blog, I share freebies, tutorials, new kits, collabs, and my Project Life for those who love to capture the moments of life (like myself) and put them into beautiful layouts to document their legacy.  Once in awhile my heart will earn yearn to create a fantasy concept just for the heck of it.  I want to share what I did with a photo taken of my 5-year-old.  I asked her to pose for me so that I could create a fantasy layout of her and she jumped right to it.  When she saw how I had used the layout for my desktop, she screamed in excitement.

Here is the photo:

1. Created a fantasy digital layout:

2. Turned it into a painted look followng this tutorial:

3. Made it into my desktop:

4. Made it into my Facebook cover photo:

The kit used in the creation of these layouts is called, The Story Crate, a digital scrapboook kit collaboration by three designers (one of them, me).

Mother’s Day

Went to my 5-year-old’s Mother’s Day Tea Party at her preschool earlier today.  She was so excited when she told me about it last week, but on this day, she showed no excitement at all.  It was still a 99 on her scale of 1-10 (10 being the best).

Got a card and chocolates from husband.  We both are upgrading our phones to androids so that was my gift.  I can’t wait to get it!  Finally, a phone with a much better camera.  I’ve been dying to play with Instagram.

Friday, got a wrapped gift from Kida and she begged me to open it right away (as soon as she got in the car when I picked her up from school) and beautiful flowers from my youngest sister and her boyfriend.

Saturday  (It was actually on Sunday), we celebrated Mother’s Day for Mom.  I made a card for her using papers and elements from the “Moment In Time” kit.

Mom also got flowers from my sister.

I couldn’t resist getting a shot of this bird from her flowers.  🙂