Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring Melody -- Sev Designs

I have a fabulous guest CT this month... Sev Designs! I am brushing up on my French a little reading and posting on her forum, and best of all, I get to play with some great kits! This week Sev released a collab with Fanette at called Spring Melody. It features an adorable color scheme and TONS of gorgeous papers, elements, and english/french word art! 31 papers and 99 elements all told! It is on sale right now too!

Here are a couple pages I made with it:

Monday, March 2, 2009

Kevin and Amanda Fonts/Fonts for Peas

I am a fontaholic. I might as well admit it. I spend more time in a layout deciding on fonts and creating word art than I do editing and placing photos. I have 579 to browse through at the moment just to find that "perfect look". It is quite disgusting. But there's no stopping me... if I still can't find what I'm looking for in my massive index of fonts, I go online and find it... and download 50 more fonts in the process.

My first site for fonts,, provided me with endless hours of font happiness, but what I was missing was a large index of cute and realistic handwritten font for all my journaling needs. I have no desire to have one created using my own handwriting... it is boring at best and hideous if I'm going fast. Instead, I rely on the cute, perky, and artistic scripts of others who are more skilled in that area than I am to capture my memories. I had a few keepers from but if it's not my handwriting, why use the same font over and over? BORING!!!!

So imagine my glee at discovering Kevin and Amanda Free Scrapbook Fonts and Fonts For Peas last week! Their lovely website hosts hundreds of adorable fonts just perfect for scrapping purposes! Fonts for Peas specifically is font after font of the cutest handwritten fonts you have ever seen!

Here is an example of 3 of their fonts in use(Bosshole, Pea Kassidy and Pea Faye)


Other layout credits:
Essential Blacks paper pack by Emily Giovanni at
BG paper from Heartstrings page kit by Holly Designs at
Aged Frames III by Catrine Hallingstad at
Acrylic Frame by Jill D-zines at
Fancy Shmancy frame pack 1 and 2 by Karah Fredricks at
Paper strip template by Emily Merritt at
Clock hands and stamp face from Bedtime Stories page kit by Holly Designs at
Heart element and circle stamp from Goodbye Summer page kit by Natali Design at
Stock photo from

So, what are you waiting for? Go download some fabulous fonts! {here}

Scraps Giveaway!

Do you love scraps? Check out this lovely giveaway! Be sure to say I sent you! click here

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Starting a scrapping blog...

I have been actively scrapping for 7 months now. Hannah's first year is complete (although I keep changing things here and there so it's not printed yet), I am almost half done with her second year, and I occasionally skip ahead and scrap current pictures so Ginny ends up in my gallery from time to time as well.

I am thoroughly enjoying my creative team work as well. The lovely ladies at Two Little Pixels are a great inspiration. They can take a picture, a piece of paper and a font and turn out the most stunning layouts. I have definitely improved my simple/minimalist layouts after seeing their beautiful work week after week. My main designer there, Emily Giovanni, has been so much fun to work with. She is a sweetie and literally requires nothing of us but I find myself using her stuff, especially her stunning paper packs, constantly.

My guest CT this month, Holly Designs, has been an absolute blast. I feel like I'm among the elites over there since a lot of her team is so well-known in the digiscrapping world but they're very sweet girls (Holly especially!) and don't seem to mind me sneaking my layouts in the middle of theirs. :) I have been able to play with some seriously beautiful kits this month and I am very sad that the end of February is approaching so soon!

My birthday was a couple weeks ago and my husband, brother and parents surprised me with my long-coveted 22inch flat screen!! I am completely in love with it. Not only is the picture clear and I no longer edit pictures through a dim grey fog, but when I push the button to view "print size" on my 12x12 layouts the image actually SHRINKS!!!! In photoshop, my list of layers is 10 inches long! Yes, it is amazing. On the downside, I can see how horribly overexposed all my pictures are in my layouts so that has taken quite a bit of time from scrapping to fix.

So that's where my scrapbooking is right now! I'm having fun with it and love seeing the pictures of my girls go to good use. Now if I can just finish nit-picking layouts and get something printed.