Saturday, June 16, 2007

Freebie Alert: Word Art by Doris Castle

If you have any kids in school, this is the wordart for you!
I can wait to use this wortart, it is fab!
If you want it, follow this link and don't forget to leave a thank you note!

Freebie Alert: June Freebie at Oscraps

Wow, isn't this kit lovely. That lizard/gecko, whichever the case might be, is fabulous.
You can downloaded at sure to leave a thnak you note!

New Layout: Love

"Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving." Kahlil Gibran

Text within torn edge:
fam·i·ly \fam-lē, fa-mə-\ : the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children

Romantica page set by Sausan Designs, SBG,
Patterned Ppr.
Torn out and curled paper templates 1 by Jen Caputo, SBG,
(Note: For my effect, I duplicated the template and was rotated @ 180 degree angle.
Oh So Pretty Templates by Janet Phillips, SBG,
Wordart by Doris Castle.
Font: Times New Roman

Thank you for looking. Kait

Posting Galleries:
Designer Digitals

Friday, June 15, 2007

Father of the Year

Credits: Blue Lagoon Papers, Berna Datema @ SBG
Blue Lagoon Ad-on, Berna Datema @ SBG
Blue Lagoon Elements by Berna Datema @ SBG
Sketch Collection 16 by Jen Caputo @ SBG
Font: Arial
Wave path by Terry Maruca.
Backward staple by Jen Patricks

Free Template by Tracy Blankenship!

I love this template by Traci Blankenship...and guess what? It is free.
She is very funny...if you don't believe me, check out her written TOU. :)
Here is a link to her blog; if you download it, be sure to leave her a thank you note.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

What is YOUR destination?

I love this new kit at Cottage Arts. It is great for travel pictures, but you can use it for just about anything. There are different types of journeys in life so just be creative.

If you'd like to pick it up (it is on special now!:)

This is my layout using the kit. I just love the kit and page.
If you would like to see other pages done with this kit, check it out here:

QuickPages Sale by Doris Castle at Scrapbook-Graphics


If any of you are intested in a quick way to get your pages scrapped, may I suggest you take a look at Doris Castle's quickpages. She has a ton of them and you are certain to find one for every ocassion.

See the store here:


Misty Cato has a great RED/WHITE/BLUE alpha on her blog...just perfect for those Memorial Day or 4th of July layouts.

Follow the link to her blog and don't forget to leave her some love.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Scraplift Challenge at Scrapbook-Graphics

I host a weekly scraplift challenge at Scrapbook-Graphics. I love to see how people are inspired in different ways by one layout.

Layout done for a scraplift challenge at Scrapbook-Graphics. Scraplifting of Dawn’s (CreateWings) layout entitled, “Papa’s Hat.”

Lil’ Jake page set, by Sausan Designs @ Scrapbook-Graphics (coming soon)
Vintage Photo Mats by Jessica Bolton @ Scrapbook-Graphics
Font: Journal, Vaguely Repulsive
Cardboard trim from Carboard Flip and Tear by Linda Gil Bildall @ ScrapArtist
Floral brush by Jayson Gaylor.

Free Stitch Elements

Aren't these stitches great? I love them.
If you are like me, you can never have too many.
I found these at ScrapWithNatali. If you want to grab them, follow the link and don't forget to say thank you.

The cutest little freebies ever!

Check out this freebie weather element set by Janinezz
Angela Niehaus has a cute stitched alpha, too.
Be sure to thank them if you download.
If you are searching for a corkboard and pizza alpha, look no further than Olive Pixels blog!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Freebie of the Day!

Wow, I just got my newsletter from Digital Freebies and the Friday Freebie by Bannerwoman is awesome. It is an add-on kit to her Sunflower Days kit available at Digital Freebies.

Follow this link to their site to register for their newsletter. Next time they send the newsletter, you get the notice about the new freebie.

Special Times Quickpage Album and Templates

Credits for Island Girl:
Special Times QP Album and Templates by Doris Castle @ Scrapbook-Graphics
Messy Stamps by Doris Castle @ Scrapbook-Graphics (I did some erasing to make them less messy ;)
Font: LD Notepad
#2 You Make Ordinary Moments Shine
Special Times QP Album and Templates by Doris Castle @ Scrapbook-Graphics
Font: Book Antiqua, velvet and Benguiat BK Bt
#3 – She Wore Tiny Yellow Flowers in her Hair
Special Times QP Album and Templates by Doris Castle @ Scrapbook-Graphics
Heritage Alpha from CottageArts.
Font: Journaling Hand
#4 – Love Much, Laugh Often
Special Times QP Album and Templates by Doris Castle @ Scrapbook-Graphics
Font: Suzie’s Hand
LOVE word by Katie Pertiet, DesignerDigitals

Denise, Queen of the Crop!

I don't know if I mentioned that Denise, aka Dee-Dee, is a contestant in the QUEEN OF THE CROP contest at Scrapbook-Graphics.

Well, she made it to the top 10 and is now in the final round. Join me in wishing Dee-Dee the best of luck.

I hope she wins, but even if she doesn't, she is still a winner in my book. (Insert whistle sound here) Check out Dee-Dee out in her new! LOL

Blue and Gold Macaw - Earth Day Fair - Page 1


Remember I was telling you about the Earth Fair...well here is my first page.

I am using Reel Inspiration by Michelle Godin...she has some fabulous textured pprs. in this set...with 40 bg. pprs. one can't really go wrong with this kit. The 5 alphas included in this collection are awesome, too. I know I will get a lot of use out of this set.

Today, I went to the Earth Day fair held at the Smithville Mansion in which the Philadelphia Zoo had an exhibit focusing on species of animals that are near extinction in the wild. I was thrilled to see this Macaw, as it is one of my favorite birds. I learned that they may live to be 70 years old and that the greatest problems threatening the macaw population are the rapid rate of deforestation and the illegal trapping of birds for the bird trade. June 10, 2007

Reel Inspiration, The Complete Collection by Michelle Godin, SBG
Sketch Collection 16 by Jen Caputo, SBG
Eclectic Needs Variety Combo Pack by Jessica Bolton, SBG
Font: Black Jack, Impact, Century Gothic

If you want to see it closer, click on my galleries links located on the right side of the blogger. Comments welcomed and appreciated.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Earth Day Fair

Yesterday was such a fun day for us. We went to the annual Earth Day fair held at the Smithville Mansion.

The mansion is a historical building of Greek Revival architecture; such a grand place, perfect for any type of gatherings.

The big courtyards, the flower gardens, the manicured grounds are just fabulous. I love history and architecture so this is right up my alley.

If you want to learn more about Smithville, click here:

As you all know, I am a HUGE nature lover and constatly go on nature walks and bird watching expeditions. I was thrilled to meet JANE KIRKLAND, author of "TAKE A BACKYARD BIRD WALK." She signed our book and even posed for pictures.

Jane Kirkand and her husband, Ron, host a show for kids, Kids Corner, which is on at 7:00 p.m. on radio station 88.5 fm. You may also see her series of books at WWW.TAKEAWALK.COM.

Here are Jane and Ron Kirkland with Kaylie and Liam. They were so friendly and engaged the kids right away.

Kaylie and Liam "milking" a cow.

The kids loved taking part of some of the challenges and crafts. They even had a milking cow so they kids could try their hand at milking it. Two guesses as to who were eager to try this out!

Blue and Gold Macaw

The Philadelphia Zoo has a traveling exhibit highlighting the plight of animals in the wild who are near extinction or are being harmed by poaching.
They had a gorgeous blue and gold Macaw, which is my most favorite! Its colors were so brilliant...truly delightful.

The kids got a chance to see an Albino Snake and an Albino Frog, salamanders, a wolf, rats, sheep, hens with tiny chicks and Llamas. Obviously, they saw kittens and dogs, who were waiting to be adopted.

The food: We had oreos, freshly roasted peanuts, peanut crackers and shaved ice (Mango and Wild Cherry flavors). The fair wouldn't be complete, if we didn't eat the customary FUNNEL CAKE. Can you say delicious?

After we got home, the kids were in the mood for pizza, so I made one. My pizza had mozarella cheese, pizza sauce, ham and mushrooms. Yummy!

You will likely see lots of pages in the coming days highlighting the Earth Fair, but you knew that...didn't you? :)

Have a wonderful day.
Kait signing off.