Saturday, July 21, 2007

Debbie Pearson's Farewell Blog Play Day - HE SCORES!

Debbie will be leaving Scrapbook-Graphics at the end of July. The studio crew decided to do a blog playday where everyone selected a kit from Debbie's studio and created a page. If you like any of the kits be sure to grab them quick as she will be retiring them and who knows if they ever make a comeback.

Journaling: Kaylie and Liam were thrilled that Frank, our neighbor from across the street, gave them this basketball hoop and ball. The kids had a great time dribbling the ball, passing it around and scoring points. They had fun even if they missed more shots than they dunked. Boy, did they ever get a work out chasing after the ball! 7/15/2007

Basketball page set by Debbie Pearson at SBG
Summer Picnic Stapled Alpha by Traci Collins (Retrodiva)
Template from grabbag #1 (June) by Rachael Giallongo @ TheDigiShoppe:
Font: Times New Roman
Star by KSharonKDesigns, Bubba kit (sampler)
Magical stars by Doris Castle. 1343

Sizzlin' Summer; Cabana Bliss by Doris Castle

I just looooooove Doris' paper back, Cabana Bliss. I couldn't wait to get it to scrap these picts. of Kaylie's new swimsuit and pool photos. They were perfect!

Cabana Bliss paper pack by Doris Castle at SBG; Swirl - freebie to paper pack by Doris Castle
Butterfly: Springy Thingz Stickers and Brushes by Traci Sims @ SBG
Sizzlin' Summer word art by Tina Chambers at DsPlace.
Blue Fish by Janosch
Yellow sun behind the circle is by Fernlili.
“Offset” Template by Rachael Giallongo from her June 2007 grabbag at the DigiShoppe
Font: Georgia
Backward staple by Jen Patricks.

Watercolor Splatters by Mandy

I love these splatters. I know you do, too, so here is a link where you can get your own! Be sure to say hello and thank you!

Friday, July 20, 2007

My First Flowers by Verera at Digital Freebies

Verena, from Digital Freebies, has a very pretty kit perfect for those summer pictures. Here is a link where you can download it - 1317

Funny Stitches by Natali - (I think she means Funky)

I like that these stitches are not the run of the mill stitches. Here is a link where you can get your own copy.
Be sure to say HELLO and THANK YOU!

Negative Strip Sampler by Cherie Shields

Isn't this the cutest negative strip? If you like it, follow the link to download it.
Be sure to say thank you as you download it.

Scraplift Challenge at Scrapbook-Graphics: Tender Kiss

This is my layout for the scraplift challenge over at Scrapbook-Graphics. Aren't the kids cute? I love it when they are affectionate with one another though it is usually one-sided. Kaylie is a sweet girl, while Liam is more aloof. She is timid, while he is social. They sure make my life interesting, that is for sure.
Links to the stuff I used are in my DST/SBG galleries, which you can access through the links on the upper right hand corner of my blog.

Friday Freebie by KSharonKDesigns

Darn, Sharon is good! I just adore her style of design, fresh colors and clean design. She also has a set of notepapers that are a must have!
Today's sampler is Fancy Free, which you can download here:
Be sure to leave a thank you note!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Debbie Pearson is Retiring :(

I just read in Debbie's blog that she is retiring from designing. She is a wonderful designer and an even better human being. She will be missed.

I became aware of Debbie when she was an exclusive designer at Scrapbook-Elements. Also, way back when MamaTurtle used to have her own site and had chats all week, Debbie had her first chat....I still remember the kit she gave out - Beauty Kit
And the question she asked...What was the name of her granddaughter - Aria

In the meantime, check out her designs as they will be retired at the end of July not to be seen again.

These are the items that I got from her shop:

Sing Spring:

May Day

Spring Delite




The First Commuter Rail Line In The Country
Old World page set by Maya @ Scrapbook-Graphics
Covered stamps by Meredith Fenwick @ Scrapbook-Graphics
Typewriter Alpha by Traci Reed @ Scrapbook-Graphics
Font: AL Gettysburg, Vaguely Repulsive
Stitching from Little Summer Breeze kit by Amy Martin and Sausan Designs @ The Lily Pad.
Staple from Michelle Godin’s Marilla element set at Scrapbok-Graphics
Pink flowers (recolored) from Traci Sims’ Spring Thingz Stickers and Brushes @ Scrapbook-Graphics
Photo blended in the background is of the H.B. Smith Mansion, now the Smithville Museum.
Excerpts in journaling are from an article entitled, “The Bicycle Railroad,” by Herbert B. Stockinger found at, which was published on April 1992.

You Go Girl Word Art by NursesDesigns

Love that red glitter word...just perfect for a certain little girl in my life...:)

Sprinkles on kit by Krista

Sprinkles on top is the latest sampler by Krista. Beautiful colors, cute flowers and a little bit of everything...
Pls. say Hello and Thank you! 1243

Template by Lindsay Jane Designs

Lindsay Jane has a cute template over at her blog...follow the link to check it out.
Please say HELLO and THANK YOU! 1242

Monday, July 16, 2007

Cabana Bliss by Doris Castle

Doris Castle has a beautiful paper pack appropriately named Cabana Bliss, which can be found here:
She also has a sampler that you can download here:
Say Hello and dont' forget to say thank you! 1221


On Saturday, I took Kaylie to the hairdresser because her hair is getting so long, and is very, very, very dry. She uses Nexxus shampoo and conditioner, in addition to the serum, but the time she spends out in the sun is doing a number on her hair.
The stylists asked me what I wanted done with her hair and I told her that I just wanted her to trim off a good 3 inches. She had suggested maybe layering the hair so that it appears less bulky, but that would have meant that I wasn't going to be able to pull her hair back in a ponytail or do braids, and that is unacceptable to Kaylie.
The hairdresser asked me if this was Kay's first time getting a haircut that I wanted to take pictures (like I need a reason! :) and I told her no, this is not her first haircut but I like taking pictures and this is as good an ocassion as any. I like to see the before and afters, if truth be told. A good haircut can do wonders sometimes.
Anyway, Kaylie is much happier with her shorter hair...and it is so bouncy! Of course, the true test would be the braids....which of course, were easier to do because the hair is much shorter.
I think she looks great, don't you? 1201

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Day Trip Sampler by KSharonK

I have been an admirer of Sharon for a while now. Her layouts are simple, but always gorgeous. Her photos are always fabulous and her kits are fresh with clean lines and design. She sells at Here is a link so you can check out her designs for yourself:
This is a sampler from her latest kit; here is a link for her blog, where you can download your copy. But hurry, the download is good for only 100 downloads and then it is over. 1190