Monday, August 1, 2011

DST's Gold Membership Featured Designer

for August is Allison Pennington. She created a wonderful kit called My Own Backyard.

Here is the preview of the kit. It is one munga kit! As you know I am a big big fan of Allison's papers and this kit gives you plenty of those.

This is one of the layouts I did with the kit. I was so excited to find out today that this layout was chosen for the Finger Pointing post for August 1st at Gallery How fun is that!

I love this picture of my son, Cullen. The angle is just so amazing and I love seeing his so giddy! Allison's kit had the perfect colors and elements to bring out this favorite picture. Sometime I hesitate to scrap favorite pictures or i scrap them over and over trying to get the perfect feel that honors the picture. This kit was perfection. I never have to scrap this picture again. :D

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Yours Truly by Allison Pennington

Allison Pennington is one of most favorite digi scrapbook designers. Way back in March Allison invited me to Guess on her CT in July and Guess what? Its July and I have the honor of playing with her stuff. Her newest kit is called Yours Truly and is up in her store at CatScraps. I created the above layout with it. That is my son playing in the sprinkler on our front walkway.

This kit is loaded with an alpha, prompting word strips, elements, patterned and solid paper.

Here is the preview of the kit!

In honor of my month with Allison I have renovated my blog using her Daring Damask Vol 3 Paper Pack and a couple elements from her Yours Truly kit.

Look at these papers. I absolutely love Allison's papers. They are each a work of art.
Check them out at her shop too.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sea World Memories

I created this layout with Sprintime and Sunshine by Meghan Mullens over at The Sweet Shoppe. I used a template by Cindy Schnieder. I love her templates. Templates can make creating so much easier but sometimes with Cindy's templates its takes forever because there are so many layers. They are not simple templates.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Two-riffic Blog Train

Welcome to the Big Two-rific Birthday Blog train, hosted by Digiridoo Scraps staff members. You are here at That Girl Scraps. I hope you're having a great trip. We're having a blast celebrating DRS' 2nd! birthday and hope you are having as much fun as we are. There are several stops along the way. You should have gotten here from Caffeine Created Designs.

But now that you're here, here is my portion of this Two-riffic blog train.

Blog Train Cluster here

Next you should be on your way to Dana's Footprint Designs. As we are spread out over several time zones, please be patient if you run into a stop that isn't up yet. In case you get lost, you can check in here for the full blog train list.

Happy travels!


Happy Birthday
to the Digiridoo!

Monday, June 6, 2011

New Kits from the Digiridoo

I recently joined the Creative team at the Digiridoo Scraps site. I have been doing Quality Control for them for a few months now.

I have been quite a little scrapper these last few days with their new kits.

The Digiridoo is turning 2 years old this month so there is alot of celebrating going on over in the forums. The designers have created a new Mega kit called Two-riffic to celebrate their 2nd birthday. Thet have also created a new welcome kit for new members of the forum.

Next week there will be a huge blog train using their Sweet Surprise grab bag kit as inspiritation. You can grab clusters, cards, quick pages and more. So remember to check back at the forums on the 13th for information on where the train starts.

This first layout was created with the new welcome kit called Circle of Friends. Join the forums at get the kit.

This layout was created with Super Giggles by Truman Studios. I did it for the journaling challenge over at the Digiridoo. The challenge was to journal something funny.

This layout was created with Carefree by Loucee Creations

This layout was created with Love Blooms by Honeybee Digital. I love these fun, bright colors.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Digiridoo Scraps are celebrating their 2nd birthday in June and the entire team has been working (very) hard on all kinds of fun stuff.

We'll be posting details of all the events in our forum very soon, but here are some of the things we'll have going on ... to wet your appetite :-)

- Bingo!
- Scavenger hunt
- Pass the Parcel game
- Speed scraps
- Blog Hop
- A Free with Purchase grab bag
... and more!

We'll also be launching our new welcome kit in June, free and exclusive to our Facebook fans. Be sure not to miss it and come see us!

In addition to the birthday events, we will of course have our monthly challenges: Art Journal, Template, Inspiration ... just to name a few. There are plenty more and there's something that will please everyone.

... and what would a birthday celebration be without some bargains to be had in our store so be on the lookout for a sale :-) and we've got some other surprises for you too!

Hop on over, come and celebrate with us! We're a friendly bunch and you'll be made to feel welcome!

Monday, May 23, 2011

At Nite, In the Dark kit by Eledhwen Designs

There are not many designers who can create in this fantastical way. But Eledhwen Designs seems to do it everytime. She is such a fantastic designer. This new kit, At Night, In the Dark, is made up of deep purples, teals and grays in all sorts of subtle variations. The finished product is beautiful and magical.

Eledhwen Designs sells out of the Shaooby Pickle Shop. Go on over and see all her fantastic designs. Everyone is amazing!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kakleidesigns Victorian Cottage S4H Kit

Kakleidesigns Victorian Cottage S4H kit

A beautiful victorian, vintage kit made with stunning realistic textures and embellishments, an amazing choice to treasure every kind of memory, based in my own memories of victorian cottages or challets (how we call them in my country) that faced the coast in Uruguay and now they were replaced for high buildings, amazing and unforgettable treasures of rustic wood, jewelry and all kind of colors and textures that I will always remember, and I hope you can embrace your own memories through this magnficent kit.

Includes 10 papers of 12x12 inches-JPG-300dpi and 50th magical, assorted elements in PNG-300dpi.

You find this kit DigiscrapShop, CoolScrapDigital, Digidesign Resort and Angel Scraps.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Kaklei Designs Releases Pastel Caress

I had the privelege of playing with Kaklei Design's New kit called Pastel Caress. It has some really soothing colors in it with some real fun elements.

Kakleidesigns Pastel Caress S4H kit

This set is a sweet and gentle caress through soft pastels, full of nature and glowing fantasy that will enhance every daily, Spring or Summer memory in a very unique way...
The kit includes:
18th papers of 12x12 inches-JPG-300dpi
70th assorted elements in PNG-300dpi





Here is the layout I made with it! I wish I could find
this forest clearing and hang out in it. LOL

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Parkscapades by Kat's Creations

This is an older kit by Kat's Creations. I love all the playground elements in it. I made a cute little playground scene at the bottom of the page. It was as fun as playing on the swings!

Here is the preview. You can find the kit at Scrapables.

The font I used is called Becca and is by Victoria Feemster at Sugar Hill. I did put the white border around each letter.

Monday, May 9, 2011

New release from Kaklei Designs ~Aqua Spa~

Made in gorgeous pastels, like ocean blue, soft sand brown, purples and soft greens, Aqua Spa is a beautiful scenic kit, full of novelties and amazing surprises, a happy approach to summer in a delicate and passionate way...Including 18th papers of 12x12 inches-JPG-300dpi
and 70th gorgeous assorted elements in PNG-300dpi

Elements details:

3 word art
7 ribbons in different models
1 sun
3 frames in different models (2 cluster frames)
2 bicycle in different models
1 table
1 country couch
1 country chair
1 foliage border
3 different leaves
9 flowers in different models
1 rok pile
1 summer dish
1 cluster towel
1 cluster beach bucket
1 pile of 3 buckets
7 different sets of spa embellishments
5 different shells
1 bow
1 bath rope
1 box
1 lady summer shoe
5 different sets of candles
1 pink chest
1 bag
1 parasol
1 bubble scatter
1 flower scatter
1 diving glasses
1 paper boat
1 tag
1 petal scatter
1 embellishment
1 leaf with essence
1 exotic fish

Here is the layout I did with this kit.


Friday, May 6, 2011

iNSD - International Scrapbooking Day is this Saturday!

Get ready for some great sales and freebies at all the sites.

Kat's Creations and Polk Dot Plum is having a great sale, 40% off store wide!  You heard me... 40%!

And Kat has a great alpha freebie too!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's a Girl's World by LDrag Designs

I did this really cute layout with a new kit by LDrag Designs.  It's called It's a Girls World.  It has the cutest elements and would appeal to both the grown up girls and the little ones who dream of all the fun we grown ups have. Little do they know...  I used some pictures of my daughter when she decided she could make herself gorgeous without any help.  She took any clip and bow she could find and put them in her hair.  And she put this dress on which I never liked. It was all orange, pink and rufflie.  She reminded me of a cross between Madonna in her early years and Cindy Lauper. 

Here is the preview of the kit.  Isn't it just cute, cute, cute!  You can see it over at Scrap Matters.
Go on over and check out all the fun stuff Lina has in her store. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Coco Digiscrapteuse kits - Ray of Hope and Raphael

I have been playing around with a couple of Coco's older kits.  What fun I had!

The first kit is called Ray of Hope.  The colors are gorgeous and I made this cute little porch setting.  I just love the way it turned out.  You can see some more inspirational layouts at 123Digiscraps as well as plenty of other kits by Coco.

The second kit I used is called Raphael.  I made this wonderfully whimsical layout of my son. I just love the angle of this layout.  Its as if you are looking down from the sky at him.  Again, you can see this kit and others like it at 123Digiscrap.  Go on over and take a look.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pictureless Layout - Spring

I created this layout today for a challenge at SugarHillco but realized later that the kit I used was misfiled. It is by one of my favorite digital scrapbook kit designers named Cinza Loosemoore.  She is actually over at OScrap. So I have moved this file to its rightful folder. And posted my layout here instead.

I used the My Sunshine Kit.  Here is the preview.

I hope you will go over and check out her stuff. Its truly amazing!

Scrapping Fairytales GRAND OPENING!

Scrapping Fairytales’ Grand Opening!
Join us May 1st-7th for our grand-opening
*Fun Challenges
*Speedy Scraps
*Super Sales
*Mystery Prizes

Join us for Fairytale Bingo Friday May 6th!

Earn a ticket in our store raffle for every $5.00 you spend in the store.
Find more information and get your bingo card here.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New release from Kaklei Designs ~Memoires~

KakleiDesigns Mémoires S4H Kit

Including 16th papers of 12x12 inches-JPG-300dpi,
60 assorted elements in PNG-300dpi
5 word art in PNG-300dpi

(Vintage/grunge kit)

This kit is on sale (50% off) at Cool Scrap Digital.

Here is a layout I made with this kit.  It of my son at the beach.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Been doing so much promo...

that I haven't had a chance to post on my own blog for my own pleasure but i have to share this.  It's so exciting.

I have been playing in PSP and I found a great way to finish off a layout.  I had heard about using a soft focus on a duplicate layer of your final page which lead me to this.

I duplicated my final layout
double clicked on the top layer to open the layer properties dialogue box
changed blend mode to SOFT LIGHT
Then within that same dialogue box I clicked on LAYER STYLES
click INNER GLOW and leave "layer" also chosen.
Click OK
Merge layers

Here is my before and after so you can see the difference in the layout.  I created this layout with inner Beauty by kat's Creations. The Preview for the kit is below.  You can find Kat's kits at Polka Dot Plum.



Isn't that just fabulous1  The layout comes alive.  I like this effect better than my usual Unsharp Mask.
Hope you liked this too!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Fever Collaboration from 123Digiscraps

I created this layout with the Spring Fever Collab over at 123 Digiscrap. This is a really fun kit with alot of unique and fun elements. You can see the kit preview below.