Friday, March 30, 2012

fill 'er up again!

Ever feel like your scrapping mojo is running on empty? It's time to fill 'er up! AGAIN!

"Fill 'Er Up Templates 2"



I'm somewhat addicted to scrapping with a template these days. And, as I've said before, I LOVE filling the entire page with papers, embellishments, and TONS of photos!! And these templates make it oh-so-easy!

Here's a page I scrapped using one of these new templates:



And here are the Britt Girls' layouts:



Aren't these fun?!! I'm going to be using every last one of them, probably more than once!! They totally work flipped, rotated, altered, etc.

Alrighty - time for another Show Off Slideshow. Enjoy!!




Each of my Show Offs are getting a sneaky early release! A new release that isn't available in stores until next week!

Oh quick reminder before I sign off. You have until Saturday night to enter the March Flashback Challenge. Keep those entries coming in!

Have a happy Friday and a fun weekend. TTFN!

Monday, March 26, 2012

souvenir winner announced

The winner of the Disneyland water cup is. . .

rosepup said...
How awesome. A wonderful idea! My favorite Disney souvenir is a new keychain or deck of cards each trip since I collect them. Also anything to do with Tigger. Thanks so much!

Congrats rosepup! Please email me and I'll get your shipping info and send you your souvenir!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Speed Scrap on Tuesday!

I'm hosting a Speed Scrap at MouseScrappers this coming Tuesday!!



Tuesday March 27
9:30 am PST, 10:30 am MST, 11:30 am CST, 12:30 pm EST


The first hour we'll be chatting in the chat room and giving out a new instruction every 10 minutes.

After that first hour, you'll have an additional 4 hours to finish your page (all layouts dues at 5:30 EST to receive prize).

Everyone who finishes on time get this . . .



I hope to see LOTS of you there on Tuesday. It's gonna be tons of fun!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Disneyland Day 2

Sorry its taken me so long to get to these Disneyland re-cap posts!! Right after we got back from Disneyland I went into full on party planning mode to get Scarlett's party together. I went a little over the top. So I was BUSY!!! But now that its done, I can get back to being a better blogger. (Party pics are coming! I promise.)

Ok - so back to our trip to Disneyland. Day 2 was Saturday and the park was BUSY from the moment it opened. We tried not to let the crowds bother us and just take our time and do the little things.

There were some friends from Wonderland greeting guests as we entered the park, but there were no real lines and it was SUPER crazy. We did get to meet the White Rabbit.



Right when we were next to meet Alice . . .



. . . she whisked a different little girl away to go play with the Mad Hatter and we were out of luck. :(



Bummer! Oh well - into the park we went.

Stopped to take a picture with the Partners statue, which ended up being one of my FAVE photos of the day!!



Check out the blossoms on the trees around the hub in the background of that photo! They were CRAZY pink!

And some cute baby/castle photos.



Into Fantasyland for some rides. Casey Jr. was up first.



Scarlett really loved this. The wind in our faces, the song, it was all very fun!



After another ride or two, and a nap for Baby in the stroller, it was time to head back to Main Street to check something off my Disneyland bucket list!!! A ride in the Lilly Belle! The Lilly Belle is a special private luxury train car that they have out once in a while. You have to stop at Main Street Station and sign up for a time to ride and the slots fill up fast! But we signed up first thing in the morning and were able to get slots to ride at noon. YAY!







My ticket! (they give you these special tickets to keep after you board)



An awesome picture of Walt and Lillian on a little table in the back of the car, right by where we were seated. Walt named the car the Lilly Belle, after his wife.



Hidden Mickeys in the carpet. Do you see it?



A conductor rides in the car with you and tells you stories and facts along the grand circle tour.



Lillian Disney made these lace curtains!



This photo is a little blurry, but we just handed our camera to a fellow passenger. Oh well!



What a fun memory. Ever since I heard about the Lilly Belle I've wanted to ride it. It was magical.

The rest of the day was pretty chill. We had Scarlett's silhouette done on Main Street. The Cast Member said she'd been cutting profiles on Main Street for 35 years. Wow!



It literally took her about 30 seconds to cut. I couldn't believe it! We decided this would be Scareltt's main souvenir. What a special thing for her to have from Disneyland when she was almost 1 year old.



Then we rode Jingles!! She's the gorgeous lead horse on King Arthur's Carousel.







And we took Scarlett's special Sword in the Stone photo. This is the spot we've decided to take her picture EVERY single trip to compare how much she's grown. It had only been 4 months since our previous trip, but look how much she changed!!


Her legs are so much longer! Her head comes up so much higher on the anvil. Wow. This little comparison got us SO excited to keep doing this tradition.

One magical moment for me was when we stumbled upon Swing Night. The lights, the live music, the little old people (and lots of young people too) dancing cheek to cheek. It's one of the neatest things ever.



It was a busy, crazy day. But it was a lot of fun, filled with magical moments. I wish I was back there right now. . .

back woodsy

I've just got a little mini-kit to release today.

"Back Woodsy"



I LOVE this kit!! "Back Woodsy" was first released for a a kit challenge at MouseScrappers back in September. But it was recently pointed out to me that I never put it in my shop after the challenge closed! DOH! So - here it is!!

Here's the page I scrapped with it:


And here are some FAB pages from the Britt Girls:


That's it for today!! Short & sweet. Hope you all have a very happy weekend!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I brought you a souvenir!

The winner of the Disneyland water cup is. . .

rosepup said...
How awesome. A wonderful idea! My favorite Disney souvenir is a new keychain or deck of cards each trip since I collect them. Also anything to do with Tigger. Thanks so much!

Congrats rosepup! Please email me and I'll get your shipping info and send you your souvenir!

I thought I'd start a fun little tradition of doing a Disney Trip Souvenir Giveaway here on my blog. When I'm at Disneyland, I'll pick out something in a gift shop and bring it back to give to one of my wonderful blog readers.

So . . . here's what I brought you from our last trip!!!




(thank you to my adorable little model)


Straight from Main Street USA, it's a Disneyland water cup!! I HAD to have one of these for myself too! So now I sit and sip on mine as I'm on the computer almost every day. I totally love it!! The only bummer is its not dishwasher (or microwave) safe. So it's a hand-wash only item.

Anyway - I brought you this souvenir!!! Now - who is going to get it??

Enter to win by leaving a comment on this post and answering this question: What is your favorite Disney parks souvenir or a souvenir you're dreaming of?

Giveaway ends Sunday March 25 (3/25/12) at midnight. Winner announced Monday morning (3/26). Open to all US residents. Outside of US can win if they are willing to pay extra shipping costs.

GOOD LUCK!! I can't wait to see who wins. :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

the future has arrived

I'm so happy to release my new kit today!

"The Future Has Arrived"



"The Future Has Arrived: Bonus Alpha"



There's a little add-on freebie for you at the bottom of this post too. Making this kit reminded me how much I LOVE Tomorrowland. This kit is perfect for scrapping all my Tomorrowland pics, as well as boy pages, "over the moon about you" type pages. So many possibilities!

I scrapped the photos of the first time I got to see the Captain EO Tribute! (I can't believe I'm actually showing you the geekiest photo of me ever.)



And from the talented Britt Girls:



Isn't this a fun kit!? Hope you guys love it as much as I do!

Alrighty - now it's time for today's Show Off slideshow.




This week's Show Offs were seriously impressive. I really enjoyed them! Hope you all take the time to look at them. If you'd like to Show Off too, you can learn more about it here.

Here's the add-on freebie I promised!



[DOWNLOAD HERE]


Today's my baby girl's FIRST BIRTHDAY. Can you believe it?!! I can't. It's blowing my mind, actually. So, I'm off to make this day magical for her. Tomorrow's her BIG PARTY and I think I'm pretty much ready for that too. So - I get to just be with Scarlett and enjoy this day with her. YAY!

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