Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas with the Family

Our Christmas dinner is a little bit more casual than those of our western counterparts. At least it is in my family. We don't really dress up. We dress up for Christmas mass on Christmas eve, but for the family gathering for dinner on Christmas, we come in comfortable clothing because... well...

the "kids" after playing a game that involved blowing on some flour
 ... things can get a little dirty. And I will post no other photos of what these kids did... they might not talk to me anymore :)

Elements from My Golden Christmas by Valentina's Creations, Template by Seatrout Scraps
I made this layout for Scrapbook-bytes Template Challenge for December 2012. Due to Scrappity-Doo-Dah's closing by January 1 *sniff* I've been hunting for a new scrapping home. Scrapbook-bytes looks promising since they have some of my favorite challenges. I also opened a new gallery over at Gotta Pixel, though it's still a little empty.

Looking forward to some great scrapping and crafting in 2013!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmassing by Mandy King

Deck your holiday layouts with papers and embellishments from this gorgeous new kit, aptly titled Christmassing!

All created at 300 dpi. Drop shadows added for preview purpose only.

S4H/S4O friendly; please see my terms of use for details.

Available here:
Scrappity-Doo-Dah (until Dec. 31, 2012 only)

Here is a layout I made from this kit:


Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Here's from 2 bored gals who are stuck at home this Christmas:

Elements from "I'll be Home in December" kit by Pixelily Designs, Template by Crisdam Designs

This is pretty much what we do most of the time, take silly pictures of us. We're visiting family for Christmas and we didn't get to bring Andrea's toys, books or DVD's. I didn't get to bring my craft supplies too, all I have is my laptop. So... there we go :)

I made this layout for Gingerscraps' Template Challenge for December 16-31, 2012.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Great Grandmother's Legacy

Elements from: You Make Me So Proud by Kaklei Designs; Scraplifted from layout by Gabri
This photo was taken outside the church after my cousin's wedding a few weeks ago. I love seeing my grandmother happy with her 2 great grandkids.

I made this layout for Digidesignresort's Scraplift Challenge for December 2012.

Made to Match - Year in Review Templates by Dagi's Temp-tations

This template set includes 2 double-page templates and their 4 composite single pages.

Available here:

Here is a layout I made with these templates. This is the first time I made a double page spread because I actually I have no idea how to lay it out. These templates helped a lot!

This layout is composed of 2 12x12 pages. Since we're doing "year in review", I decided to use Andrea's school photos since our year revolved around Andrea's 1st year of school. She still has a few more months left in this school year so I will make another one sometime around summer.

Christmas is only a few days away!! Are you excited?

Monday, December 17, 2012

New from KakleiDesigns: Vintage Landscape

In amazing soft purples and golds comes this vintage gem to suit every precious memory in your life. 

The kit includes 13 gorgeous vintage papers of 12x12 inches JPG 300ppi and 67 assorted, unique, stunning elements at PNG format- 300ppi.

Available at Kaklei Designs STORE

And here is a page I made using this kit:

The journalling explains the "sad" face. Update as of today: we are still working on it!

Sad News again... but on a positive note: SALES!!

Last May I posted about the sad news that Coolscrapsdigital is shutting down its forum and gallery. The store is still up but the community I've grown to love is no more. I've been offline for a few days so I just saw the news today that my other community is shutting down too. Scrappity-Doo-Dah will shut down at the end of the month :(

I've been a CT for this store for a few months, but even before that, I've been active in the forum because I love the challenges there.

On a good note, the entire store is on sale. Designers have different sale offers to make sure to check it out to get fabulous closing down deals.

Get fabulous templates at 50% off!

Christmas, Christmas and more Christmas kits!

More Christmas kits! Ain't Christmas fun?

First is a vintage-style Christmas kit from Mariscrap: Xmas Vintage

Kit contains 20 Papers in 300 dpi JPEG, 70 Elements in 300 dpi PNG

Available here:

Here is a page I made using the kit:

Elements from Xmas Vintage kit by Mariscrap, Template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
Check out the available add-ons and bundle for this kit here.

 Next up: December Dreams by Studio4 Designworks

Available here:

Here is my page for this kit:

Elements from December Dreams kit by Studio4 Designworks

Friday, December 14, 2012

On Birthdays and Ageing...

Aside from getting tired more quickly, I really believe I stopped ageing at 23. With every birthday that passes, I still feel... ME.

And so my birthday this year came and went. I had several plans for that supposedly special day which I never really celebrate but all those went down the drain because my daughter got sick and I had to spend the day taking care of a sick and cranky toddler instead. And hubby, trying to cheer me up because I have been pretty depressed lately, came home late because he bought me a gift and he got stuck in traffic. 

At the end of the day, before I fell asleep, I checked my email and guess what I found? I received birthday greetings from my digital scrapbooking forums AND some of the greetings came with coupons. Birthday gifts! 

Here's me sharing my birthday gifts from the digital scrapbooking world:

From Scraps N Pieces: a coupon for one Store Collaboration kit. I picked this one:

From Gingerscraps, a set of Birthday coupons. YEY! I am going shopping soon!

From theStudio, a kit:

Thank you thank you so much!

To end this post, I would like to share an article I found a few months ago:

Jingle Jangle! It's Merry and Bright!

New products from some of my favorite designers!

Available here:
My Memories

Available here:

 Put them together and you get...

Elements from Jingle Jangle kit by Mandy King; Template by Dagi's Temp-tations

That's right... the cutest Christmas ever! Perfect to scrap your precious Christmas memories :)

New from Mariscrap: Christmas Blue

Mariscrap's first Christmas kit this year, in classic Christmas colors!

Available here:

Take advantage of Mariscrap's 30% off sale, hurry!

Here are some add-ons and coordinating CU items for the kit.

Here are a couple of layouts I made with this kit:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sophisticated Christmas by Dana's Footprint Digital Designs

A beautiful, versatile kit for all your lovely holiday photographs. This kit comes with 16 papers, 55 elements and a full alpha.

Available here:

Here is a layout I made using this kit:

Happiness by Milly Dee Designs

Add a little whimsy to life's happy moments. 'Happiness' is a versatile kit, with lots scrapping potential that lets you showcase life's fun-filled moments. It's a great 'any occasion' kit. Why not use it to scrap birthday parties and family get-togethers?. It is ideal for scrapping childrens' layouts works well with whimsical adult layouts too.

All files are carefully created and meticulously checked throughout the design process. These quality files come to you in png or jpg format at 300dpi.

Happiness contains a whole array of bright and cheerful flowers and accessories, which include:

13 x 12x12 patterned papers
8 x 12x12 solid papers
1 x set of mini lowercase alpha and numbers (size is as seen in full kit preview)

Elements pack contains:

2 x various ribbons
1 x flowers rubon
1 x balloon doodle
1 x 'crown'scalloped border
1 x doodle scallop border with heart cutout
1 x brown paper stripe doodle border
2 x large flower brads
2 x small brads
1 x distressed heart rubon
2 x various 'cloud' doodle chipboard shapes
1 x doodled yellow heart
4 x various chipboard flowers with leafs and stems
1 x pale blue chipboard flower with brad
1 x red/brown cutout flower
2 x various fabric flowers
1 x folder clip
3 x various frames
1 x brown paper journal tag
1 x chipboard kit
1 x cutout leaf
1 x stacked star
1 x stacked star flower
1 x shabby stitching
1 x decorated paper tab top
3 x coloured sticky tape (semi transparent)
1 x 'life's a gas' paper cutout wordart

Available here:

Here is my layout using this kit:

Monday, December 10, 2012

Winter Mask by Kaklei Designs

Winter Mask Kit (PU/S4H) by Kakleidesigns

In amazing pale, soft greens, teal and white comes the magical beauty of winter with a spoon of gracious masks, fantastic splendor and glamour, a unique set to use for every occasion the whole year.

The kit includes 13 papers of 12x12 inches-JPG-300ppi and 42 unique assorted elements at PNG-300ppi

Grab this gorgeous kit HERE

Here is a layout I made with this kit:

Saturday, December 8, 2012

When times are tough...

I am...

Elements from Thank Full kit by Craft-tastrophic Designs
I made this layout for Gingerscraps' Daily Download Challenge for December 2012.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Starlight, Starbright

Every digital scrappbooking store I visit, I see winter kits, or Christmas tied to winter kits. Sadly, I live in a country where we don't have winter. So whenever I have to use winter kits, I try to go another angle.

GS Buffet for December: Snowball Fight - Snowy Papers by Joyful Heart Designs, Element Pack 2 by Pixelily Designs
I made this layout for Gingerscraps Buffet Challenge for December. Their Buffet theme this month is Snowball fight, and I bought the kit with elements that are not too... um... wintery :)

Just like mommy

One of my favorite games to play with Andrea is to do something, and then ask her to imitate me. A few months ago... I winked at her. And she had been scrunching her facial muscles since then, trying to accomplish this task. And then finally, a few weeks ago, she did it! And she has been winking like a pro since.

Elements from: Colors of Christmas by Studio4 Designworks; Template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
I made this layout for theStudio's Less is More Challenge, sponsored by Studio4 Designworks.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Color Me Merry and Bright Borders by Dagi's Temp-tations

Available here:

Here is a layout I made using one of the borders:

Elements from: Rose Antique kit by Angel's Designs

I used one of the border templates on top of my layout, and opened a new copy of the border template, flipped it, and used it at the bottom of the page. These templates are really so easy to use and the .TIFF, .PNG, .PSD and .PAGE files are provided, compatible with most image editing applications.

Scrappity-Doo-Dah December Mega Grabbag is here!

One thing I've learned about digiscrapping, you can always get great deals from grab bags. This month's grab bag from Scrappity-Doo-Dah contains 1 full page kit, 2 mini kits, one template set one very pretty set of vellum papers (my favorite in this grab bag!) and one alpha set.

Please remember that you can only get this set for the month of December!

And here is layout I made with some of the elements from the grab bag:

Elements from Fine Day kit by Lisete Scrap and Alpha by NH Designz
Daddy was testing his new phone's camera, and one little girl was only too happy to pose for him.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sweet Holiday Surprise from Studio4 Designworks

Here's a sweet, fun and colourful kit to get your started scrapping those sweet holiday photos. It's a great mid-size that will keep you scrapping for hours! This kit contains 40 - 300 dpi png elements and 14 - 300 dpi papers in JPEG format. Personal Use and S4O. Shadows are for preview purposes only.

Available here:

Here is a layout I made using this kit: