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here is another one of my pages for my CT role @ scrapitsassy; it was created using a kit called Spring Parfait by ScrapKitten Designs. (Please click on the kit name to go to the kit.) I really loved working with this kit because (well, its obviously very pretty!) but its large too - there are lots of cool elements to choose from, and the colors are very soft and pretty. I am still trying to get my wedding scrapped, so i thought this kit would be a good choice for some of my photos. Ive tried to scrap this pic soooo many times, with no luck...its really the only photo that is somewhat close-up of me, but i remember my sister taking it and i smiled REALLY big and cheesy, so i have mixed feelings about it, lol! Anyway, this kit was a blast to work with, the only thing i added were drop shadows on all of my elements (im a drop shadow girl i guess) so go check out this kit, you'll be pleased!


best friend

This is my 2nd page using this kit - (It's all about the Grunge) by (Kari) Relocated Dixie Girl. (Here is a link to the kit @ scrapitsassy, and her blog is in my faves). Im sure everyone will be wondering if I lost my mind scrapping a stuffed animal...but this little animal is my daughters best friend. She literally carries him everywhere, and has been for almost a year now..its kind of funny, we joke that he's our 2nd child.
I used drop shadows, some color burning on the ribbons, and I used the magic wand tool to cut the animal out of another photo and place it on this layout, I absolutely love that tool now that i've gotten the hang of it. At first all it did was frustrate me because it only seemed to select everything i didnt want selected, (but i think i figured it out, so HA! magic wand tool!) Really though, if you dont usually use this tool, give it another try, its pretty amazing - just zoom in on whatever you want it to select and be sure there is a color difference between what you want selected and do not want selected, otherwise it will pick up stuff you dont want it to. With this one i bumped up the contrast of the whole photo considerably before I used the magic wand, and it made the background deeper and that's how it came out the way i wanted...then I switched the contrast back to normal when i was done :)

Im SOOO excited!!

Well, I am waaaay excited right now because i just found out yesterday that I will have 5 of my traditional pages published in the January/February issue of the Scrap N'Art eZine!! I have never been published before, so it was *very* exciting to read that e mail!

(WARNING... very silly acceptance speech to follow - its my first pub so im feeling a little emotional, lol!)
I really appreciate all the support from my friends & fellow scrappers out there, especially the girls in my circle of friends critique group @ they have provided me with amazing inspiration, support and the courage to submit my work for calls. they are an awesome group of women, and im super lucky to have gotten to know each and every one of them. Thanks girls :)

The issue will be available for download @ scrap n'art on January 1st.


fun times

I'm super excited because I was just accepted as a creative team member for Scrap it Sassy! You absolutely MUST visit their site, they have so many amazing designers and TONS of digi stuff. This is my first page and was done using the "It's All About Grunge" kit by designer (Kari) Relocated Dixie Girl. This is a fantastic kit that has really beautifully done elements and papers that will go with just about anything. I really love the acrylic-look frames she designed for the kit. I used 2 sepia-toned pix, and distressed them to look more "grungy". The large circle in the back is actually a brad (from the kit of course) that I enlarged and placed behind the center point. The photos are of my beautiful sister and adorable nephew, having fun on a summer vacation earlier this year. Please visit SIS to view this kit, and I will have another page coming soon :)


these moments

I did this page with inspiration from one of my favorite artists and fellow CT members at bwscrapbooking, Jill (Peenut_23 @ her beautiful blog is on my fave bloggers list, so definitely go check out her work! I love this pic of my daughter & husband, I scrapped a similar pic a while ago and then found this one tucked away in a folder in my computer (dont ya love it when that happens, lol?) Anyway, I used paper and elements by Lisa Sisneros @, circle frame & edge flourish by Kate Pertiet, a purple splash by Fei-Fei's Stuff (i think at, brads & stitching by Amy Teets, Jewel brads by Michelle Coleman, and my own title work using Jayne Print font. I used the feather selection tool at 55 pixels to move the photo behind the frame, and the color burn option on the background paper. I also used drop shadow on the title work, brads and side flourish. Thanks for the inspiration Jill!



This page is another from the Red Romance Kit @ {there is a link to the kit in my previous post.} I sprayed the flowers red (my flowers were actually hot pink, hehehe) and used photo corners for the corner work on the main paper. the title work is font galeforceBTN, and I embossed it slightly for some depth. The little hearts are actually by me, and they are just a shape tool in PS that I added some embossing and drop shadow to. Thanks for looking!


this is love

This page is for my awesome creative team role at, im just so happy to be apart of that wonderful team, and i really love using the products. This page is from their Red Romance Kit, which has the most beautiful collection of reds/maroons/rose papers and elements. I love working with reds, and this kit has some really rich, jewel-toned colors. I used 2 background papers, and feathered the selection (at max 250 pixels) of the 2nd layer of paper to blend with the 1st layer. I placed a ribbon over each piece of the frame, and used the drop shadow layer effect on all of my elementes to create more depth. The font is freestyle591, and the title work is from the kit's alpha collection. I increased the size of the side flourish and then reduced the opacity just slightly to tone it down.


my heart

I had so much trouble scrapping this pic, im not sure why, but it took me forever to decide what to do with it. I used the spotlight effect (filter/render/lighting effects around her face, and lit it with a cream color. paper by: lisa sinseros @ (these little moments kit); photo mats/elements by Vicki Stegal, heart-shaped word art by Leiko Beck Designs, my own title work with freehand591 font & drop shadow effect. other elements from Sweet Genevieve Designs and A.Teets, bottom flourish by Katie Pertiet (on the edge flourish collections).


perfect harmony

I love scrapping pics of babies, i think they're my favorite subject because they're so sweet and perfect...this is my baby cousin and his gorgeous mama. I used papers & elements by (Red Romance Kit), word art by TaylorMade Designs @, elements from Kitty InspirationDesigns (Red TheLeader Kit) and a scalloped mat by Michelle Coleman. I used a drop shadow on the word art, and the outer glow option on the brads that I placed in the center of the flowers and the tips of the glitter flourish, just to jazz it up a bit.


my reason

I already scrapped this pic in a traditional page about a month ago, and love the pic so much I had to translate it into digi :) I used a lot of different supplies in this one, and a lot of embossing and color burning to give it a distressed look. supplies: word art by K.Pertiet; papers & elements by Nina (Shabby Chic Vol.1); elements from Kitty Insipiration Designs (Red TheLeader Kit); stitching by Michelle Coleman, journaling arrow by A.Teets (sunporch kit).


heart & soul

okay, so i could not resist scrapping this pic again...I got some new kits and word art from and thought it fit this pic perfectly. the embellies are from a kit called "Red TheLeader" by kitty inspiration designs @ Oscraps, and the word art is by leiko beck and is from the "Endearment" word art kit.


precious jewel

My precious little jewel looking out the car window. I used the background eraser & the airbrush to white-out the photo, and increased the luminosity curve and contrast. Supplies: red flower by Alessandra Designs ("my work sampler") @, word art and brushes/stamps by K.Periet @, jewel brads and ribbons by Michelle Coleman (Wild Sorbet Kit), and brads by A.Teets also at


a christmas card i did using an awesome kit from ninascrapsdesigns @ this was the first time i used my airbrush tool, i turned the pic sepia, and then used a little bit of the lilac color from the kit to color her sweater, and also added a little pink to her cheeks and lips. i used a couple different brushes to add more sparkle to the tree.


winter bliss

This is my very first page as a creative team member at I am super excited to be apart of their team, they have some really awesome kits and tons of other digital/hybrid products. This was done using the Frost Festival kit, which has a really great palette of icy blues, whites and silvers. I used a tag embellie for the photo frame, and I used the embossing option and the linear/color burn options {in PS 7} to give a deep, icy feel to the page. the title work is Edwardian Script & Segoe Script, which i embossed and reduced the opacity.
Here is the link to the kit @ BWScrapbooking: Frost Festival Kit.
Thanks for looking!