Friday, April 04, 2008


Layout done for template challenge at Scrapbook-Graphics. Do you like this template? Do you want to join us in this challenge, if so, head on over to SBG to get your very own copy.

Font: Century Gothic

White butterfly from Border Collection by Flergs.
Round journaling tag upon which the cherry blossoms are emerging are from Journaling Pads by Vera Lim (April grabbag) (see link below)
Swirl from A Little Magic (April grabbag) by Vera Lim
Border Brushes 2 by Vera Lim
Green twigs and rusty pins around cherry blossoms from Verde Element set by Sausan Designs bg. ppr. and White floral bg. ppr. from One Beautiful Day the papers by Vera Lim.
White bg. ppr. from One Beautiful Day the Solids by Vera Lim
Template based on a layout by Debbie Gaydos in Scrapbook Trends

Featured Layout Alert

Hey, hey, hey, my layout, A REMEMBRANCE FOR ALL SEASONS, is currently the featured layout at Scrapbook-Bytes!

A Remembrance for All Seasons

Another page for my mom's memorial album. Poem of my own inspiration.

I will remember you...When the robins arrive announcing Spring's arrival.Surely the flowers you so loved will be blooming soon.

I will remember you...When the leaves change their colors and the dusky sky is on fire,
For Autumn was your favorite season.

I will remember you...When Winter brings our first snowfallAnd we our celebrating a white Christmas.

I will remember you...When we gather with family and friends each SummerFor picnics and merriment in the great outdoors.

Just like you, I will be the one taking the photos, hoping to capture fleeting moments for posterity.

In every moment, I will remember you.

--Raffia flowers (white with golden beads) from Verde elements by Sausan Designs
--Willow stem by ON Designs
--Paper tears and curl by Jen Caputo
--Book, paper border and ribbon from Funky Junky Spring Fling Elements by Michelle Godin
--Purple flower from Spring Fling elements by Birgit Kerr
--Frame, white and pink flowers, lace border and long dried flower from IO Healing and Calm by the Studio Girls
-Font: Cherish
--Wings, dotted circle/number stamp and swirl from a Little Magic set by Vera Lim (April grabbag)
--Brown bg. ppr., fern and green pine from Sweetness kit by Manuela Zimmerman
--Berry garland from Bunnies and Brownies Coll. by Lorie Davison
--Cream newsprint ppr. from Nana's Secret Garden by Flergs


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

AnnaBen: 2 Layouts and a printable project

Best Friends
Kaylie and her inseparable friend.
Preppy in Pink page set and Alpha by AnnaBen; Blended flowers from Quite Contrary flowers by AnnaBen. Tied ribbon from Tying the Knot by AnnaBen
Template from Brace Yourself 2 by Janet Phillips


Live in The Sunshine

Today was a sunny beautiful day so we took the scenic route to the mall. On our way we saw barns, horses, horse ranch, and also went to the playground. You picked flowers, played on the swings, slides and monkey bars. You had fun! 03-30-2008Buttons from spilled Milk by AnnaBenFlowers from Quite Contrary set by AnnaBenBg. pprs., frame and ribbon from Preppy in Pink by AnnaBen
Font: Century Gothic
Template by Jen Caputo (from Creating Keepsakes)
Doodled border byMissMint from Playground pop set.
Scallop round shape by
Clouds ppr. from The Bouncing Brownies and Bunnies Papers No. 2 by Lorie Davison
Live in the Sunshine WordArt by Kay Miller (I added the To play, or not to play, perchance and always) 2406

Meet Anna Benjamin (a/k/a AnnaBen)

Anna Benjamin is the newest Studio Intern at Scrapbook-Graphics! Anna joined the Studio Crew after her amazing finish in the Queen of the Crop contest, and immediately we discovered her other awesome talents, including design! She’s been providing giveaways on her blog, Paper Moons, for ages (check it out today for another one!), and she also had some fab gifts up on the SBG blog.

Check out her Studio and also the SBG blog for inspiration on using her designs.

Welcome aboard, Anna. Wishing you much success!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Impressions of Healing and Calm: My Layouts

Love and Tenderness credits:
Kit Used: Impressions of Healing and Calm by the Studio Girls at SBG
String 'Em In Alpha by Flergs
fastenit_HooksEyes by Birgit Kerr
Font: Penstyle
Staples from Maya's Personal Stash - The Ultimate Staple Collection
Really Messy Alpha by Birgit Kerr
Blanket stitching by Ronna Penner
Cute as a Button Credits
I have always loved these photos of Kaylie. Her full cheeks, bright eyes, curly brown hair and red lips were to die for. March 2001

Kit Used: Impressions of Healing and Calm by the Studio Girls at SBG
Staples from Maya's Personal Stash - The Ultimate Staple Collection by Maya
Sketch - Janine Langer
I Love You This Much Wordart - Misc. Wordart by Jen Wilson
Bead alpha by Kimberly Giarruso
Folded corners #1 by Karah Fredricks
Fonts: Paulinho Pedra Azul and CAC Shishoni Brush

Impressions of Healing and Calm

Get it - HERE

The storm clouds gather in a heavy dark oppression, glowering down, inescapable. The dry, dusty corn stalks are shaken, tossed, and waving wildly to escape. The dust billows in wandering columns across the yard, searching for more to consume. The clouds burst and the rain begins – hard, driving, and relentless. It tears dead leaves from the trees. It whips everything unstable and lacking roots, carrying it off to the center of the storm. It tears at the wildflowers with greedy fingers, yet they fight back, resilient and determined to survive in their supple state. The dry ground soaks up the wetness, hiding the dust with deep eager gulps. The rain softens, falling steadily to feed what is left of the fury, gently encouraging and motivating growth. The sun emerges from behind the glowering clouds, chasing the wind away and causing the wetness to shimmer like jewels on the refreshed greenery. The deadness has been washed away, the streams of water cascading down and filling the earth with promises of deeper roots and further growth. Healing has begun.

Coming to Scrapbookgraphics April 1st this soft and gentle collaboration from the Studio Girls (on sale for $9.99 through April) is going to sweep you off your feet. Perfect for your most tender moments, this pink and blue delight will surely inspire many a wonderful page.

Contributing Studio Girls include Berna Datema, Birgit Kerr, Dana Frantz, Flergs, Lorie Davison, Michelle Godin, Mirranda Reinhardt, Manu, Traci Sims, Wendyzine Scraps. You’ll find this collab jam-packed with the following goodies:

33 papers 8 frames 2 glitter overlays 2 ribbon strands 6 flowers
1 window frame2 lace pieces1 paper border1 swirly brush1
wrapped string7 Butterflies7 button1 stitched flower1
stitched circle1 patch5 ribbons2 corner accent1
scalloped border2 paint and glitter swirls2 bows1
border overlay1 dried flower stem1 filigree embellishment5
journaling labels1 pretty glass ball2 tied ribbons1
flower stem1 glitter element1 swirl2
jewels1 jewel strand1 ripped paper piece1
flower4 2 glitter sheets
Photoshop layered tempates (12 x 12 Shutterfly-ready and 5 x 7 Shutterfly-ready)

Want to see the kit in action? Click here to view twenty-one (21) layouts using it.