Friday, February 19, 2010

The rest...

I have quite a few pages this time, just because I want to get caught up again. And I'm going to attempt to keep up better this time. :)

The Amazing Digital Scrap Race 5 has begun! You've heard of the Amazing Race on tv? Well, this is the same thing, but we're running around the World Wide Web to find the clues to our next scrapping challenge. We're in the second week and on our 4th challenge. Here are my pages so far:

5.1: This is my partner in the race, and my friend, Caro.
Here is what I used on this page:
Kit - "Romantic Blues" by Alexis Designs.
Title made from "Her First Kiss" Alpha by Polka Dot Plum.
Font - Iris.

5.2: "5 things I love in my life":
Kit - 'Feels Like Home' by Sarah Bennett.
Black BG paper from 'Drewskie Solids' by Sarah Bennett.
Brown ric-rac from 'Sweet Sophisticate' by Digital Couture.
5 elements: buttons.
'Simple Basics' by Sarah Bennett.
'Pretty Litttle Lady' by Sarah Bennett.
'Rayne Man' by AMurphy.
'Milk and Cookies' by Gina Cabrera.
Font: Lima Bean.
Template - Laurie's Scraps Template Challenge #9.

5.3 "Blue Eyes"
'All About Me' by ZigZagScraps - Blue Paper, Mask and Alpha.
'Taking Chances' by Wild Dandelion Designs - bow.
'Manger' by Wetfish Designs - flowers.
'My Friend Lilli' by Syrin - striped paper.
'Snow Day' by Tracey Howard Designs - white paper.
'Into The Night' by Stolen Moments - stitched frame.
'My Sweet Child' by Lilipruneau - lace.
'Date It Tags' by GG Digital Designs.
'Border Dates' by Erica Zane.
Font - Pea Summer Sweetness.

5.4 has us making ATCs, one for the one we love and one for our team mate. I'll show you those next post. I'm not quite done with my second one yet.

We are on challenge #3 for the Wrap Star Contest. We had to scrap about something we are proud of. Here is my page, "Family Hike":
I plan on making a second page to this one, because I have so many more photos of that day.
Here is what I used:
Kit - 'Colorado Nature' by Julie.itis. Alpha - 'Take Me Away Alpha' by Jennifer Fox.
Font - Plantagenet Cherokee.

Here are the pages I've done for Creations By Rachael:
1. "Dreams':
Kit - "Welcome" and "Emma" by Creations By Rachael.
Font - Susie's Hand.

2. "Casting Crowns":
Kit - 'Urban Chic' by Creations By Rachael.
Font - BritannicEFBold.

3. "Darius Rucker":
Kit - 'Urban Chic' by Creations By Rachael.
Template - 'Lot to Say 4' by Chrissy W.
Fonts - Boris Black Bloxx and Aparajita.

My Sunshine Studio Scraps pages:
1. "Spring Day":
Kit - "Revive" by Project B Designs.
Font - Susie's Hand.

2. "Forever Love":
Kit - 'Love Out Loud' by LDrag Designs.
Photo treatment - Coloriffic Action by Jennilyn Designs.
Fonts - Susie's Hand, PreludeFLF.

And last, but certainly not least... My latest for Brandy Designs.
"Fun in the Field":
Kit - 'Serenity' by Brandy Designs and em designs.
Template by Jen Yurko, from IL template challenge.
Font - Problem Secretary Normal.

Thanks for visiting me! And I hope you enjoyed my pages as much as I enjoy making them.

XOXO, Krista

Friday, February 12, 2010

Oh... I was doing so well....

And then I fell behind again. :( So I am going to play catch up again, but I won't do them all at once, because I have been a busy scrapper! :) Apparently too busy to blog, lol.

Remember I told you that I'm CTing for Creations By Rachael this month? Well, the first kit I got to work with is called "Toothiness" it is a collab between Rachael and Eva Marina Scraps and can be found here. It was such a fun kit to work with, so I had no problem getting 2 layouts done with it right away. These are both of my little guy, Zach. In the first one he was 6 years old, and in the second one he was 8.
1. "First Tooth"

2. "Toofless Grin"

The rest of these are two of my nieces, Debbie's youngest girls.

3. This one was made mainly using "Give Love" by GET Designs. The striped paper is from Project B Designs from the "Warm Winter Wishes" collab she did with GET Designs. The white background paper is from Creations By Rachael and you can find that here. Here is "Sister's Love":

4. I really love how this one turned out. The kit is "With All My Heart" by Brandy Designs. I knew immediately what pictures I wanted to use with this kit. They just seemed to go hand in hand. I also used a template by Kristin's Scrap Designs. Here's Toni in "All My Heart":

5. This last one was done for the Wrap Star Contest I'm in over at Plain Digital Wrapper. This week we were given a kit by Starving Artist Designs. The kit is called "Tidings" and it is a beautiful Christmas-y kit. Our challenge was to make a LO of anything BUT Christmas. As soon as I saw the deep rich colors I, again, knew which photo I would use. One that I'd been wanting to scrap for a little while now and this kit was perfect for it. Akaila just got her first pair of glasses back in November and they look so cute on her. She looks so grown up when she wears them. So, here she is in "Vision of Beauty":

That' it for tonight. I have a few more, but I will save them for now and share them real soon.They include a page I did for Sunshine Studio Scraps and 2 pages I have completed for the Amazing Digital Scrap Race! WooHoo! I'll tell you more about that next time, too.

Until then, good night!
XOXO, Krista

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Another one for my Lil' Bro

Davie, I hope you like this one as much as I do! I tried not to let it get too girlie, asking for advice from my guys here, lol.

I used a kit by Alexis Designs called "Romantic Blues" for this page. It's a beautiful kit, and, obviously, very versatile. Of course, it helps that Davie took these gorgeous photos when he visited the Oregon Coast with some friends last summer. Look at that sky! How often do we get such beautiful days on our coast?! lol. This one's for you, Dave! Love ya!

Thanks for visiting me.
XOXO, Krista


This is the month I get to be a guest CT member for Creations By Rachael! I am SO excited to get started! She does amazing work! She has a new kit coming out very soon called "Urban Chic". It's funky and sassy, and I can't wait to get my hands on it! Here is a sneak peek:

Amazing, huh? Keep watching for it! I will, of course, have links to it when it's available, as well as my pages when I get my hands on this AMAZING kit!

XOXO, Krista

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I just completed a new LO for Sunshine Studio Scraps and I love how it turned out. I used a kit called "Making Memories Bundle" by Janice's Scrap. I also used "Kickers pack 2" and "Photo Treatment - Coloriffic PS Action" both by Jennilyn Designs. The fonts are Pocelain and Pea Bandit. Here is "Dance":

This is my daughter, Stephanie. She had been taking ballet lessons and I just think she looked so beautiful in this pose with her long thin frame. As I say on the LO, she has beauty and grace.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Just for my lil' brother ;)

I did a layout today with one of the many pics my brother and his fiance send me via pic messaging on our phones. I haven't tried using one of the photos until now because they are always so dark. The lighting is just real bad on phone pics. But this one didn't look too bad, so I decided to give it a try. I played with the lighting and coloring in my photo editing software and it came out pretty nice, I think!
I got the kit and template from Plain Digital Wrapper. They are having a "Wrap Star" Contest (lol, get it? wRap Star? :P) for the next 4 weeks, similar to the one I just completed over at Digi Scrap Addicts. (Which by the way, I was not too impressed by. I'll share more of that in a minute.)PDW provided an adorable kit called "FreeFall" by Southern Creek Designs and a template by Scraps of Candy. I had to use them both in my layout for this week. Here is the page I came up with , called "Bright & Shining Star":

That is the beautiful little Miss Khloe. She is 3 months old now and growing like a weed! Word is, she has gotten quite chunky since I've seen her last ;) And I can see it from the photos!

Sunshine Studio Scraps now has their February Grab Bag available in the store. You have GOT to check it out! It's only $3 during the month of Feb., but will go up to $6 come March 1st. It is PACKED with amazing product! Here is the preview, and it's linked to the store:

I made 2 pages with it already, but they are very similar. I made one and then realized there was a photo treatment action in there, so I got instructions on how to use it and had to make another page, which I am COMPLETELY IN LOVE with!Here are the pages, in order of completion:

See what I mean? I love it!

Ok, here's the scoop on DSA's Scrap-off. I do not want to come off as ungrateful, or bitter, I just need to let it be known that the scoring over there was WAY messed up. I think they needed to have more than one person running the show. I know they had several voters, but as far as I understand there was only one person keeping track of all the scores. And it was sadly lacking. Every week several people were left off the list completely. I was one of them on the last weeks judging. But the thing that really pushed it for me was the fact that my very good friend, CaroB71 was right there among the winners in regards to points, but she was completely missed on being put in the winners list! They just didn't even see her! After having to PM the gal that was doing the scores, she was offered a 3 month guest position, but the whole professionalism of the contest was so ridiculously lacking... it just didn't sit right with either one of us. :( Live and learn! I will not be back for their next scrap-off. Said and done!

And with that, I wish you a very good night and a beautiful day in the morning!

XOXO, Krista