Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New year all! We had a great Christmas, lots of fun. We spent the afternoon with our cousins, lots of excitement! We start up school again after the New Year and DH's birthday. Hope the kids work as diligently this coming semester as they did the last. Then we will get a summer break to go play at the beach or hang around here (and maybe do some scrapping!). Myra made some great Christmas glasses. I drew the designs and she etched the drinking glasses with the acid cream. They came out beautifully and I forgot to take pictures of them! Oh, well, we need to make a couple more, so hopefully I can remember to get my camera out and get photos of them then.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope you all have a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wow, I've been busy!

We have been terribly busy! I have some new tutees and I finished a 3 posting freebies for Deco-Pages posters. One each for 25, 100, and 500 posts. (You can't see these {except here, he, he} or get them unless you have enough posts at Deco-Pages.) Then I had a ton of goodies left over so I created a mega-kit with them. See my Winter Celebration Kit in the Deco-Pages store here. Its over 100MB, has 25 papers, and lots of elements (all the ones I couldn't fit in the freebies!) Actually there's more, and sometime I might get them up - there's a bunch of swirls and designs and an alpha - All metalics. I hit the metalic feel perfect and played with my 'liqiud silver' for quite some time.
Myra finally finished her Christmas gifts and has started working with me on gifts for our relatives on island. I still haven't finished the ones for our family mainland:( Only good thing is that they, sad as it is, don't expect us to get their gifts to them on time anymore. Christmas cards are not going out htis year, maybe I'll do some 4 of July ones! I'm still working on the Sea Fishing Kit. It's actually been about done for months, but I haven't finished the book I'm making for Captain Bobby, Harry, and Alex for winning the Hoters tournement. I have to have that done before Christmas and preferably before tomorrow! Then I can get the kit up, which will be great.
I added Tertia's new blog, Enchanted Pixels, to my favorite places to visit. She is starting a photography studio and has some cool photo ideas.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Deco-Pges has a new product - 4x6 Brag Book ages made by the designers from their kit contribution of that month. The Pages are really neat. To see them in the store click here! Also the Club-Deco kits at are up!!! This month's topic is the Giving Season, so if you're a member, it's download time!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Today is December first so the Club-Deco December kit is up. The first layout has nothing to do with the kit, it is my layout for Marcee's ABC Challenge. I finally got it done yesterday. The girls really enjoy dancing Hula.
Back to Decembers kit. The two layouts of the kids are using my QPs from my contribution to the kit. The second layout is a collage of the papers and elements offered in my contribution. Pop over to Deco-Pages and checkout the great Giving season Kit for this month. If you're a member you get all the kits, if not you can drool and then become a member.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I am feeling quite productive today! I managed to get both my male and female reindeer up in the Deco-Pages store. Now I just have a set elves and my sleigh to get finished and up.

I have finally gotten my hand-drawn Santas and elves in the Deco-Pages store. This has been a tough month, lots to do and I haven't felt very well. Even though we're in Hawaii, it is getting down into the 60's and with no heat in the am, I'm feeling the weather change. Plus I lifted the stupid turkey out of the oven and re-injured my diaphragm, so that's been hurting starting in the early afternoon. Any way I have a ton of projects on the burner and I'm glad to have finished two of them. I have reindeer and a sleigh I'm about done with, plus I still am working on the Sea Fishing Kit, it's about done, YES!

Monday, November 19, 2007

This is the banner I made for the Deco-Pages Banner Contest I'm trying to get it in as a linked footer. I can't seem to modify the HTML to get it to link, but I got my title to link. Oh, well, better that than nothing.

I can't believe it's been ten days since I last posted. We've been busy with school and I've been trying to get some designing done. I have been working on getting the fishing kit ready for the store and finishing the layouts for the guys winning the Hooters Fishing Tourney. One of the things I have also been working on are hand drawings for layouts - To the left is a sample.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

This layout I did for Marcee's Holiday Challenge. I chose to do the game theme as the boys really enjoy playing Connect Four together (they actually love to play any game) and their reactions are great. When Cyril got four in a row Omega was so shocked. He couldn't believe it.Click here for the credits for Connect Four.
This layout I did for the Deco-Pages Newsletter Challenge. This pot is the only piece left from my college ceramics class. Even though it is cracked and chipped I still hang onto it. It brings back a lot of memories. Now that I have scrapped it, if something happens to it I won't feel quite so sad.Click here for the credits for My Pot.
This alyout I did for the CAC Challenge that Lorene Hill puts on. This time we were supposed to use three pictures of ourselves and a piece of ephemera. It was also suposed to be introspective and in an art journal style. I had a lot of fun creating this layout. Someday I will be able to get back onto pastel painting and other fine arts. Right now I am enjoying creating digi kits, which are definitely not messy and easy to pick up and put away.Click here for the credits for Face It!
This layout is my third for the November Color Challenge. Dana's kit for the Color Challenge is absolutely fabulous! This was an interesting rainbow as it showed up just as the sun was setting, so the clouds were turning orange and the rainbow was shing bright among them.Click here for the credits for Rainbow Sunset.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

This photo is composed of three photos that I took from our garage roof. It was a bit of a pain to take them from there, but I was able to get clear shots. I used the Novemer 2007 Color Challenge kit created by Dana Conditt.

This layout is also done with Dana Conditt's November 2007 Color Challenge Kit at Omega was so cute when he went to our church's Halloween Alternative as a penguin from the ark. Church members had put up big tents and the games were held under them. It was a good thing the tents were up as it rained quite heavily all evening.
This I did for Marcee's Material Girl Challenge. She pm'd the gold elements and then I had to use at least three of them in a layout. Orchids are some of the prettiest flowers around. It is alway a pleasure when we get blooms.

I haven't done a two pager for a while so this was fun. It is after the same pattern as the other 'ABC Action' layouts I have done for this challenge.

We got over 5 inches of rain over the weekend. It was pretty wet and everything that can absorb water from the air feels damp. Saturaday was National Scrapbooking Day and I managed to get a freebie done yesterday for it. You can pick it up at Deco-Pages in the NSD thread.Plus some of us designers are having a sale. Find out about it in this thread. The layout of Myra is done with the QP I created from the kit and the QP is included in the download.

Monday, October 29, 2007

This is my contribution to the November Club-Deco PTP kit, Scrap Buffet. This is going to be a great kit! Click on the kit image to run the gif and see the two QP's for the kit.
This layout I did for the Holiday Challenge about something you are thankful for. I am thankful for the reminders along the path I walk of how far I have come and that God is my walking companion. He gave me my path, keeps me on it, and gives me the mile markers in my life. He also humbles me with each marker. Click here for the credits.

This layout was for the Font Challenge. Lorene gave us the link to MailArt to use in a layout this month. As you can see, I had lots of fun playing with gradients. We had never stopped at one of the shrip vans before. They look sort of fly-by-night on one hand, but on the other many of the vans have been in the same locations for years. The shrimp was quite tasty.Click here for the credits.

This layout I did for Lorene's CAC on torn paper. I got a bit carried away overall. The pictures are from Alexander's birthday in 2005. Grandma and grandpa sent some neat throwing toys for him.Click here for the credits.

This layout I did for Michaele's Template 12 Challenge. She has the best templates!Click here for the credits.
I am still working on Sea Fishing and have added some floats and a life jacket.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I used my Lord with Us QP for the layout of my boys (see credits). This quick page is the freebie for my kit Lord with Us. Click here to download the Quick Page, ThetaLordwithUsOceanQP png. If you pick up my freebie, please leave me a note on my blog as my iDisk has no place to leave messages. I do hope you like the freebie I have created for you.
Note: The QP is in png form and has empty spaces for your photos.

For this mighty ocean layout I used one of the backgrounds in my Lord with Us kit and one of the png quotes. I like how mighty the waves are in the pictures. (See credits)

Monday, October 22, 2007

I finished this layout to go with my kit Lord with Us which in now in the Deco-Pages store. Maybe I'll do a freebie to go with the kit in the next day or two.
I am currently working on a kit for Sea Fishing. I have some lures, ropes, rods, a gaffer, and anchor. If there is anything you would like to see included leave a message.

Friday, October 19, 2007

I finished my third layout for the color challenge and got the two posting bonuses! Kathie was so nice and got them to me earlier today and they had the orange paper in them! I was hoping they would have orange paper to go with the fish and O at the Honolulu Zoo. If I do two more LO's I get to pick one of her kits! Now that would be great! She has some great kits.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

This layout I did for Marcee's Material Girl Challenge. This month she provided word art that we had to use in a layout.

I did these two layouts for the Deco-Pages October Color Challenge. Kathie's kit is faboulous to work with and if your a Club Deco member you get it free! Check it out.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Coming soon to Deco-Pages my new kit Lord with Us. It contains a selection of photo backgrounds and papers, both gold and silver alphas, 3 quotes, and a bunch of elements. This gif doesn't do it justice, I'll keep working on figuring out how to post gifs on here. I have really enjoyed creating this kit.

Monday, October 15, 2007

to get my Twined Vines QP png freebie.

I put my new kit Twined Vines into the store this morning. I'm very happy I finished and now I can work on another kit I have in mind. Here is a layout of Annabelle using the kit. If I can get the link set up I'll have a QP freebie here soon.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

This is my portion of the Welcome kit that is going to be the new freebie offered at Deco-Pages.