My Layouts

Saturday, February 28, 2009

What An Awesome Deal! It's a Steal!

If you're looking to purchase some CU products to help you design a kit, Royanna Fritschmann at Divine Digital has a great sale right now. You can buy her entire store (including CU items) for only $29 or if you're looking to get only a couple of things, all her items are only $1 each. I got over $800 worth of CU products for only $29. I think I need to add that I am NOT a member of her CT. This was such a great deal that I thought I'd share it with all of you. The sale ends Monday, 3/2/09 at Midnight PST. Have fun shopping!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

DAC February Color Challenge LO by Laura

My dear friend Laura was gracious enough to share the LO she made with the kit I created for the DAC February Color Challenge. You can get the kit here. Thanks so much, Laura, for the beautiful page!!! :D

Monday, February 23, 2009

Big Sale on Goth_Kittie Products

Goth_Kittie is having a HUGE sale ~ 50% off on ALL products ~ at Kittie-digishop from February 23 to February 25. Click here to visit her store.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

DAC February Color Challenge Freebie Kit

Woohoo! I'm thrilled to share with you another freebie kit. I created this kit for the Digital Arts Cafe February Color Challenge. I really enjoyed making it and it turned out a lot bigger than I anticipated it to be. It's suppose to be a mini kit but I just couldn't help myself, lol. I love the color combination Mel chose for this month. I could have designed a Valentine kit but I figured you could use something more versatile. I hope you like it as much as I do, and I would love to see your layouts. :D Thanks for looking!

Click here to download.

I realized after I uploaded the files to 4Shared that they were pretty big. Please let me know if you need me to split the files for easier download.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Born To Be Wild by Moon Scraps

Have you been looking for a manly man's kit? One that doesn't have any flowers or ribbons and shows the ruggedness of a real man. Well, I've found it in Moon Scraps' Born To Be Wild kit available at Sunshine Studio Scraps. The kit contains 31 papers & 32 elements, grungy to the extreme, has lots of really cool elements like chains and motorcycle parts, and chrome and flame alphas. Perfect for your die hard dudes.

Click on image to go to product in the store.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Old Time Love by Lynn Griffin

Check out this beautiful vintage kit by Lynn Griffin called Old Time Love available at Digital Arts Cafe. This is not your traditional Valentine kit, but rather an elegant, romantic kit suited to scrap any of your precious memories.

Here is the layout I created with this kit. I thought this photo was perfect for the primary theme of the kit. It is of my grandfather kissing my grandmother on their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversay. Both my grandparents have since passed on but look at how happy they are. This photo is truly worth a thousand words, rather a priceless memory of the both of them.

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That Seventies Kit by Karyn

I had the pleasure to play with Karyn's That Seventies Kit available at Digital Arts Cafe. Check out this retro kit with a bold color scheme. You can create some groovy pages with it.

Here's the page I made with the kit. This is my friend Kim who was dressed up as a hippie girl last Halloween. I thought the picture would be perfect to use with this kit.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Spring Blooms LO

Here's the layout I created with my Spring Blooms kit. Click here to download the kit.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Spring Blooms LOs and Freebie QP

Just wanted to share with you a couple of LOs made with my Spring Blooms kit by a couple of my friends.

This first one was made by Adelina. Isn't it gorgeous?!?! She is a wonderful designer and also participating in the DAC Blog Train. Check out her blog for her contribution to the blog train, as well as the many beautiful kits she created.

This next one was made by Michelle. Another beautiful layout!!! She also created a QP from this LO that she is giving away on her blog. She is also a blog train participant and is giving away QPs as her contribution. Please visit her blog to download the QP.

I would love to see more LOs. Please share them with me if you make one. Thanks!!! :D

I've Been Challenged

If you're looking for the DAC Blog Train, please scroll down below the sneak peak. I had typed up the blog train posting before I posted the sneak peak because I wanted it to be ready and posted at a touch of a button the moment the blog train started. I didn't realize that it would post before the sneak peek. For some reason, and I didn't know it, in Blogger, if you create a draft post and don't publish it until days later, it will post on the date that you created the draft. Hmmm. Good to know for future postings, lol.

Anyway, I've been challenged by a fellow CT Member, Michelle.

Here are the rules to follow:
Go to your photo folder in your computer.
Go to the 6th folder of the photos.
Go to the sixth picture.
Put the picture on your blog (or Facebook) and description of it.
Invite six friends to join the challenge.

Here is my photo:

9/16/2007 - My son Jerman played in the National Junior Basketball All-Star Tournament with the Diamond Bar chapter. After the season ended, the team decided to stay together and create a NJB All-Net team with the existing players. This was the huddle before the very first game of the All-Net Fall League in Upland Arena.

Here are the friends I am inviting to this challenge:

Have fun, ladies! Can't wait to see what photo you come up with!!! :D

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sneak Peek of My First Kit

Here's a sneak peek of my very first kit. I will be giving the kit away during the Digital Arts Cafe Blog Train so be sure to come back soon. I can't wait to share it with you!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Very First Kit Made Especially for DAC Chase the Winter Blues Away Blog Train

WOW!!! I can't believe I finally did it. I finally designed my very first kit and I'm so excited to share it with you. This is my contribution to the Digital Arts Cafe Chase the Winter Blues Away Blog Train. The kit is named Spring Blooms and it includes 18 papers and 42 elements. I guess I kind of went overboard on my first kit, lol. I thought about making a coordinating alpha but wasn't sure whether or not you cared for it. I know I don't really use alphas in my layouts. But if I get enough requests for it, I might go ahead and make it for y'all.

I would love to read your comments and thoughts about the kit, as well as see some of your layouts that you create with it. :) Scroll down below the previews to see the rest of participating blogs. The blog train will run until February 20th.

Click here to download papers.

Click here to download elements.

Here's the list of blog participants: (Click here to check for any updates.)

LeahO_74 - <<<=== YOU ARE HERE

Happy Valentine's Day & Freebie You're My Valentine by Kittiescrap Forum Designers

I had a pretty nice day today, weather notwithstanding. It had rained most of the day and suppose to rain on and off for all of next week too. I don't really mind the rain much, as long as I don't have to be in it...I was in it most of today. You say, "Rain...what's the big deal?". But I live in sunny California and it hardly ever rains here. In fact, we had 80 degree weather all last week so I guess it's long overdue.

Nah...the weather wasn't what made the day nice. It was being on the go all day. I had a lunch date with my sister and nephew at our favorite all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. I love me some seafood, especially sushi. After lunch, we went to a tea house next door and I got my fave hot Jasmine milk tea with boba. YUMMY! I was so stuffed from lunch that I wasn't even hungry when it came time for dinner, LOL!

After spending time with my sis, I went to Halley's school to help out with her class Valentine party. She was begging me all last night to help out and I don't really have a reason not to since I'm not working right now. Guess this goes along the line of being a stay-at-home mom, hehe. The party actually turned out pretty fun. Halley was thrilled to see me. I didn't tell her that I was coming to help since I didn't actually know myself until I was on my way there.

They had some activites, including decorating their own cupcakes. They also had a lot of treats. Seems like the entire class contributed something to the party. Halley brought the Capri-Sun. I had to take a picture of all the goodies they got. One the girls in class even said she was so happy and lucky to be in that class.

I also had to take a picture of Halley with her best school friends ~ Mia, Savannah and Lily. I don't know the boy who snuck in for the picture.

And this was Halley's giveaway. Her teacher and classmates loved it. There were oohs and ahhs at how "creative" it was and wondered how I did it. Shhhh...they don't know my secret. Even my sister was surprised that I came up with this. She didn't know I had a creative side, lol.

I had to make 20 of these treat bags. Man, I was tired.

Here's a view of both sides of the bag.

And here's the layout that I used for the bag topper. I used Kittiescrap Forum Designers' collab kit, You're My Valentine, which you can still pick up at the forum. It may be too late for Valentine treat bags but it's good to have to scrap your Valentine photos.


You're My Valentine collab kit by Kittiescrap Forum Designers

Fonts - Love Letters, Lejone

Click on image to download from the forum.

I'll be back tomorrow to show you a sneak peek of the kit I'll be giving away at the Digital Arts Cafe Chase the Winter Blues Away Blog Train that starts on Feb 15th. Yes, you heard right. I finally designed my very first kit and I can't wait to share it with you and hear what you think. :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Freebie kit Nicolas by Goth_Kittie

Silly me...I forgot to mention the freebie kit that Goth_Kittie is giving away in her store at Kittie-digishop. It's called Nicolas and perfect for baby photos ~ girl or boy. Isn't it just adorable? You can download it from her store at Kittie-digishop.

Click on image to download.

And don't forget to browse through the store for other great deals during their big promo sale.

Sale at Kittie-digishop & Freebie Vite! Vite! Printemps Part 2

Kittie-digishop is having a huge sale. Most items in the shop are 35% off (excluding happy price items) from February 13th to 15th.

While you're there, be sure to pick up the second part of Kittie-digishop's first collab mega kit, Vite! Vite! Printemps. The kit will be available for download until February 19 and contains 27 papers, 98 elements and 1 alpha.

Click on image to download.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Tout Chocolat by Goth_Kittie

Tout Chocolat (Everything Chocolate) is Goth_kittie's newest kit at Kittie-digishop. This kit has a warm color pallette and contains 14 papers and 50 elements. It looks so yummy makes you wanna eat it, lol!

Here are the layouts I made with the kit.
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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Freebie Mini Kit Silvery Pink by Adelina

If you're looking for a feminine kit with pink and silver then look no further. Adelina's Designs has a freebie mini kit, called Silvery Pink, that you can pick up on her blog. Best of all, it's FREE. She also has a freebie QP made with this kit as well. Please make sure to leave her some love for sharing this beautiful kit. Click on preview to download kit from her blog.

Here's the layout I made with the kit.
Silvery Pink by Adelina's Designs
Template 150 by Lorri's Scraps
Wordart by Drehi (BrotherSistersWA-Part 1)
Font - Chopin Script

Forever and Always collab by Adelina and A-liya & a Freebie

Adelina's Designs has another Valentine kit that is to die for. She collaborated with A-liya to bring you this exquisitely romantic kit. This kit is available at Digital Arts Cafe and is currently discounted at 30% off for a limited so make sure to pick it up before the sale expires. And that's a steal because this kit includes 30 papers and 80 elements. Adelina and A-liya are also offering freebie add-ons that you can download from their corresponding blogs.

Here's the layout I made with the kit.
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And here is Adelina's freebie add-on.
Click on preview to download from her blog.

Go Where Love Goes by Adelina & a Freebie

Adelina's Designs has the perfect Valentine kit. This gorgeous kit comes packed with 17 papers and 57 elements. Check out the intricate elements and detailed patterned papers. It will bring the romance to your pages.

Here's the layout I made with the kit.
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And here's the freebie add-on you can pick up at Adelina's blog.
Click on image to download from her blog.

Ooh-lala Freebie from Kaylek

I forgot to post about the freebie that Kayleks Designs is giving away on her blog. It's from her Ooh-lala kit. Be sure to stop by her blog to download and make sure to leave her some love if you do. :D

Click preview to download.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Freebie Vite! Vite! Printemps

Kittie-digishop has it's first collab mega kit in the store. It's called Vite! Vite! Printemps (translated to Hurry! Hurry! Spring). The freebie will be available until February 11 so hurry and visit the store to pick up the freebie before it expires. Click on preview to download kit.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ooh-lala by Kayleks Designs & Store Sale

Here's a new kit by Kayleks Designs...Ooh-lala. This gorgeous kit contains 12 papers and 36 elements and everything is hand painted. Kayleks Designs is also having a massive sale, up to 60% off on some items, at Digital Chaos. Click here to visit her store.

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Cherished Moments by Phillsboo & Store Sale

Presenting Phillboo's newest kit, Cherished Moments. It's not really brand was released back in December, but I'm just getting around to making a layout right now. The kit is available at Digital Arts Cafe for 40% off and that's a great deal considering what is included in the kit. It contains 20 papers and 46 elements. Cherished Moments has a vintage feel and will go with any heritage photo. It will also complement nature inspired photos.

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I also wanted to announce that Phillsboo's store at Digital Arts Cafe is on sale for the entire month of February. Check out the beautiful kits that are available at tremendous savings. Don't miss out!
Click here to go to visit her store.

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