My Layouts

Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Monday!

It's the start of another week. We had quite a busy weekend so I'm more tired now than when the weekend started. The weekend never seems to be long enough. On Saturday, my son Jerman's basketball teammate had his 13th birthday party at the park. It was a nice day... not too hot and there was a slight breeze. GJ played basketball and Halley played tennis. Jerman brought a couple of his Airsoft guns so he and his friends were running around the entire park trying to shoot each other.

Later that night, my friends came over to the house to watch the Sex and the City DVD that just came out to DVD on Tuesday. We had El Pollo Loco and fondue, what a combination, huh? LOL! But to be honest, it really wasn't too bad. Just don't eat them together and make sure to eat on separate plates. And the movie was actually pretty good. I cried a couple of times. Now I'm not a big Sex and the City follower. I don't even think I've watched an entire episode. I'm just not into shows like that. I'm more into shows like Cold Case, Without A Trace and Law & Order - TNT reruns, hehe!

Then on Sunday, Jerman had 2 basketball games. They lost both games. :( Pretty disappointing. Michael and I actually got into it after the game because I got on him for making Jerman cry on the court. Michael is the team's assistant coach. The discussion got really heated to the point that we almost made a scene in front of the other parents so we had to stop before it got out of hand. Believe me, we took it up again when we got home. I had to apologize and admit that I overreacted, which I have the tendency to do a lot. But I can't help it, I had to stand up for my son.

Anyways, enough about my ranting. What I really wanted to share with you was another layout I made for a Digital Freebies Challenge. It was actually for 2 challenges but I incorporated the challenges into one layout. The layout is called "Grandparents are a Gift from God".


Harvest Halloween Addon Freebie by Maria LaFrance

Template Challenge by Jennifer Schmitt

Word Art by inspiredmommiedesigns

I dedicate this layout to my parents. They are such wonderful grandparents to my kids. My kids just absolutely adore Papa and Mama. They were always there and still are here to help me raise my kids. They truly are a gift from God.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Layout!

Hello, peeps! As promised, here's another layout I made for the SAS September Template Challenge. I'm starting to get the hang of this. It's not taking me as long as it did with the first one. I still can't make any layouts from scratch so the templates are really helpful. Thank you to all the digi-designers out there for their creativity and hard work!

Template by jasjul
Aug 2008 Mega Freebie Page Kit by SAS designers

These pictures were taken when we went to Newport Beach to celebrate my nephew Joshua's 4th birthday. It was a beautiful, sunny, Summer day and I got really burnt. That's what I get for not putting on any sunscreen, hehe. As you can tell, the kids had lots of fun. GJ flew the kite, Jerman laid out in the sand and Halley skipped the waves.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I signed up for a challenge. YIKES!!!

Wow, 2 post in a month. I'm on a roll, LOL. So I signed up for another challenge at Digital Scrapbook Place. I'm both excited and very nervous. Excited because I'll be able to put together more layouts, but nervous because my layouts will actually be judged. But I figure...if I really wanted to learn digital scrapbooking, then I just need to jump in and do it and this is a way for me to push myself to that goal. Challenge starts Oct. 4 and runs for 3 weeks. I will be posting my layouts for the challenge here as well so guys can comment on them as well. Wish me luck! ;D

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My First Digiscrap Layout!

So after all this time doing my research on digital scrapbooking. I finally got my hands dirty and made my first layout.

Road Trip page kit by Rachel Hudnall
Tempate 1 by Mathildescrap

It is for a page kit challenge hosted by Memory Scraps. The prize is I get to chose 2 of Rachel's other kits for FREE (we all know everyone loves that 4-letter word). This is my first digiscrap layout ever. Don't ask how long it took me to make it...ROFL, way toooooo long. My husband Michael is ready to kick me off this computer so this will be a quick post. It was quite a challenge given that I'm not too familiar with Adobe Photoshop CS3. If anyone knows where I can find a tutorial on how to use PSD layered template, I appreciate any help I can get. Anyways, I will continue to post other layouts I make, if time and my husband permits, LOL. Hopefully, it will be much better than this one. Take care! ~ Leah :)

A Special Thanks...

... to Barbara aka Kayleks Designs for designing my blog. She did an amazing job! **Big hugs & kisses** **muah, muah**

She used her kit, Love Birds, which you can find in her store at Plain Digital Wrapper. If you would like more info on her services, please check out her blog and scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page. She creates awesome blog designs, banners, blinkies, etc.

Hugs & Kisses,

Leah ;D