Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Sweet Girls

Seems like its been forever since I've scrapped. It's been a busy past two weeks between the girls birthday followed by a trip back to Missouri to visit all our family. Good news is that I my scrapping juices came back quickly - the first 5 minutes or so I got a little scared because I was actually having to think about PSE commands.

I finally made my own scalloped mats - I just made a circle brush and drew the outside and then filled it with a rectangle - a littler easier than I thought it might be. Then I made the template, so it was easy then to find some papers that coordinated with the picture and then just clip away. I fiddled around some with the elements - didn't have anything that just "went" so I had to do some creating and modifying there. The paper kit I used was a Christmas one and I made the black papers using an overlay and brush. Right after I finished the template I thought, I'll be able to do this with just a few things, but now that I've finished the credits I realize that it didn't end up very simple.

I have two bits of "news" that I need to share. Originally this blog was just for me, but I have a few loyal readers now and hopefully they will be excited for me too.

I try to participate in at least one challenge each week at the digichick. In April, anytime you completed a challenge your name was entered in a drawing where the prize was a $10 gift card from 19 digichick designers - and I won!!! I found right before we left on vacation so hopefully tonight I'll be able to go shopping and get lots of fantastic stuff. So head over to the digichick challenges - they really do provide lots of inspiration. My favorites are the color challenge and scraplift challenge.

The other tidbit is that I'm going to be part of a design team at Benevolent Boutique designing kits for charity. The first kits are scheduled to be released in June, benefitting the Make a Wish Foundation. There are going to be two kits - one each for boys & girls, with toddlers in mind since June is National Potty Training Awareness Month (who knew?).

Page Idea from You are so Handsome by ZaCola3 at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Kit - Silly Seasons by Zoe Pearn
Sequins from Sugar in Heaven by Jeann Gaidecki
Brush from Paper Damage by Adobe
Overlay from Grungy Overlay by Misschifis Scraps
Glitter Styles from Chocolate Berry by Flergs
Stitching by Circle Stitching by Natali
Button ties from Lots of Button Ties by Designs by Shannon
Buttons - scanned in & edited by Scraps from Sarah Belle
Actions - Pristine Chipboard by Atomic Cupcake
Fonts - Tangerine, Pea Kate


Nettie said...

sarah, that is AWESOME news!!!! how exciting! i can't wait for june to see what you have made :)


Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

... that LadyD! said...

great template...thanks for sharing!!

tajicat said...

Thanks so much for the great template! :)

Jessica said...

thank you for the template!

Brooke said...

What a great template! Thank you for sharing.

Lee Anne said...

That is wonderful on both accounts! Congratulations on the GC and the designing. You do great work so I am not surprised at all. :) Thanks for the template too!

Ramie :-) said...

Thanks so much!

Bella Memorie said...

Thank you for your great site! I read it every day :)

Tag - you are it! I know, I hate these too but I hope you'll participate.

Best Wishes,
LJ Marinello

heidivee said...

Sarah, once again an AMAZING template. I can not get enough of your stuff. Now I just need to find time to actually use it!! Thank you for sharing your talents. BTW, LOVE the bday page of your girls. The photo is amazing...I love how the light from the candles is shining on the girls. GORGEOUS. And I love these scallops SO much!

Joy said...

Way to go Sarah! I'm excited for you! :) Glad to see an update and HAPPY B-DAY GIRLS!!!

Joy said...

P.S. I can't find a link to your e-mail, but I wanted to ask you something, could you please e-mail me so I can reply? The link is on my blog! Thanks dear!

Kate said...

love this template! THANKS!

Krisi said...

Great template - thanks for sharing