Monday, July 27, 2009

More new layouts

I meant to update the blog at least every other day - but my good intentions with this blog never seem to last LOL I do have photos for my 365 project, but - I'm not going to upload them quite yet. I think I'm just going to scrap them and upload them as layouts :)

In the meantime, I have some more new layouts...
My older daughter and I on our adoption day in China. I did this for the first round of Battle of the Creative Teams over at DSA. I'm on Irene Alexeeva's team - and, therefore, used 100% her designs.

My younger daughter on the beach at the beginning of July. I used a new kit from Mystique Designs - which is also my new CT (yeah!!) - it's called Dolce Vita and is Brydka's debut kit at her new OScraps store!!

Doesn't he have the cutest little face? He's my little nephew and he's just as sweet and mischievous as his little two year old face looks :) My sister and her family live a bit away from us, but we went and visited them at the beginning of July. I used Shabby Miss Jenn's newest kit, Little Prince.

This is the lagoon Jökulsárlón, which is in the south of Iceland. It lies at the foot of the glacier Vatnajokull, the biggest glacier in Europe, and is filled with icebergs which break off the glacier. We went there in June and sailed among the icebergs - which is an amazing experience :)
I used Studio Phuong's Play Day freebie - available at the Studio Matters Blog.

This is for the second round of BOTCT - and I used 100% Irene Alexeeva's designs. The focus of the challenge was to use lyrics and all team members had to use the same lyrics. We chose the theme Friendship and used the lyrics to You've Got A Friend In Me. The girls in the layouts are my older daughter and my niece. They met for the first time in May and they were instant friends. This photo is taken like 12 hours after they first met - and 8 of those hours were spent sleeping LOL

My last layout for today is also using Irene's stuff, and this time her newest kit, Frolic Tunes.
This is my older daughter again - and this is a totally posed photo, since I had this layout in my head but no photo to use LOL I usually don't pose my girls - but when the necessity arises you have to do what you have to do :)

That's it for today. All the layouts are linked for further credits :) Thank you so much for stopping by and have a good day!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

New layouts :)

I'm not good with dark colors - and I'm not a Twilight fan - but Irene Alexeeva has such a gorgeous new kit out, that it had to be scrapped LOL It's called Her Lullaby, and it's very dramatic in black, red and white...I made a layout with it, showing my older daughter's happiness while she was on the beach playing with her kite the other day :)It's so much darker than my usual style - but I just loved how well the paper blends with the photo, and I love Irene's fabulous wordarts :)

And Edeline Marta is making her debut at a new store today!! She is going back to her home at Scrap Artist, and I have to say, her style is perfect there!!! Her debut kit is called Make Me Smile
and that's exactly what my little girl does on a daily basis :) She has such a beautiful smile!
That's it for today - I'm off to enjoy the beautiful weather we are having :) Thanks for looking and have a good weekend!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New kit from Phuong

Phuong Ton just released her newest kit - it's so fun and fabulous!!! It's called Prehistoric - A Dinosaur Kit, and it's available at her SBG store. REALLY COOL!!! Here's my layout with it
I had so much fun with this kit :) The photo (the extraction of my daughter and my nephew) is taken at the entrance of a Dinosaur Park in England in June 2005 - and is meant as the first page of many from that visit.

Vera Lim also has some new overlays in her stores - she makes fabulous overlays. I used one of them here along with some more of Vera's goodies...This is part of my 2007 album, which I'm busy trying to finish up . This is my older daughter in February 2007, feeling really cool in her favorite sunglasses :)

Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

No photos - just layouts :)

Just a couple of layouts to show off today - I sort of like them LOL
My gorgeous little (or not so little anymore :) girl. She was 4 years old at the time - now she's six. And a half LOL I used Lily Designs freebie for the July On the House challenge over at A5D.

And this is my sweet three year old sitting on the beach the other day. It was just such a fabulously extractable photo - and fit so well with Irene Alexeeva's amazing doodled little elves and that pumpkin house, which I absolutely love!!

Lovisa Lin loves to read - so this is a tribute to the magical world of books :) I used Studio Phuong's amazing new kit, Veiled Moonlight - it's just so fantastic that you really have to take a look to believe it!!

And finally, a fun moment between DH and our 3 year old at the beginning of June. They were running around the pier and in the end, she just wanted to run around in his arms :) And they both loved it. This kit is also by Studio Phuong and aptly named Fatherhood.

All layouts are linked for full credits. Thank you so much for stopping by :)

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Blog life!

I'm going to try to resurrect my poorly neglected blog - since it's not Valentine's Day anymore LOL There has been a lot of stuff going on in my life for the past 4 months so the blog has been very low on the list of priorities. Now everything is settling down, so I'm going to give the 365 project another go :) Starting yesterday:

July 8 - The Midnight Sun
I took this photo off from our balcony. It was actually July 9th at the time, but since I hadn't gone to bed yet, I'm counting it as belonging to July 8 LOL The time was 1:16 am and the sun hadn't set yet - not that it really ever sets at this time of year.

July 9 - Good WeatherAnother one from my balcony. I like my balcony LOL - it's huge and it's been sitting there, unfinished for almost a year now, until my DH finally put the floor in two weeks ago. Just in time for the fantastic weather we've had :) I love to look at the ocean and the sky when the sun is shining and the weather is completely still.

Thanks for stopping by :)