Sunday, November 29, 2009

Some CT Layouts, and a LO using Tidings of Joy

I have the house to myself for a bit.  Vaughn and Mitch went for a ride in Mitch's truck.  Vaughn LOVES to go with daddy.  He has a diesel and the truck has a backup beeper so the truck is very loud,  He can hear Daddy come home and runs across the house to greet him.  Too cute!  Vaughn doesn't say truck- it is just "MUM MUM".

 How exciting!  I got an email from Luise, and she has supplied the first LO from my Tidings of Joy kit.  Lookie here!

Here are some LO's from my Scrapable CT, I used a real fun kit called So In Love- by doohikey designs.  You can find it at  The first is me and my hubby at our wedding.

The next is a couple of friends, not a couple, but I thought it was a cute picture anyway!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!

As promised, before I get my fill of turkey, here are the elements for Tidings Of Joy. 

I am still in need of LO's to showcase the kits-- send me your creations at mmcdonough107 at gmail dot com. 

Elements found HERE!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Thanksgiving Treat- Christmas Style

So I finished up the kit that I started for Christmas.  I am giving it for free on my blog, so be sure to stop by over Thanksgiving weekend to pick it all up.  Here is the preview.  I am having problems uploading- but it should be done later this evening.  I will put up the papers  first.

I would love you hear your thoughts on the kit... Like it, Love it, Hate it, or otherwise.  I would like to be in a store by early next year, so I need all the feedback I can get to make things better.  As I mention below I will be holding some one kit CT calls, so if you are interested, send me your LO's!

Since I have my holidays all messsed up anyway, I put together a list of scrapping resolutions for me:

*Offer 1 Freebie every 2 weeks to be posted on my blog (A full kit, not just a sampler!)
*Practice creating my own elements.  (yes, from scratch- this could be challenging- I am terrible at extractions
*Blog more often (this is a tough one too- I'm sooo busy lol)
*Give up a CT Team.  (this will be sad, and I will be staying on one CT, but I just don't have time for it all)
*Offer 1 Kit CT calls to get feedback on kits, and have more than just a preview to promote, as well as meet some new people.
*Continue working with mentors to improve my designs.  (thanks Jackie and Ramona!)

Hope everyone travels safe if you are traveling.  See you tomorrow with the elements.

Download the papers HERE

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Finally, The Elements

You get the last part of the kit early today, because we are going Christmas Shopping!  I have my EHD on the way, so that's my present, and I got Vaughn's stocking stuffers yesterday.  But we are off to Bed Bath and Beyond because that is where we can get Discover Gift Cards. Can't beat free money!  Don't know what we are getting, but we can usually pick up gifts for the women at least.  My Dad is easy- a Gander Mountain or Cabela's Deer Hunting shirt- Far Side Calendar if we can find one.  Predictable, but useful.

Anyway, enough about that-
HERE are the elements.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Papers- Part 2, and a LO for you.

Just got back from Vaughn's 15 month appointment.  He is a champ at shots- he cries when we hold him down, but not when he actually gets the shot!  They didn't have any flu shots, so now we have to try to find the regular AND the H1N1...more than likely at 2 different places.  Grrrr...

Here's a LO by Jacabean, that she created using my kit.  Thanks Jackie.  If you get a chance, stop by her blog (, she often offers freebies, and she has some great kits for sale.

If you download the kit and want me to showcase your work, shoot me an e-mail- I'd love to see it!

You can get the 2nd set of papers HERE!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Grandma's Attic Release! It's Free! Get the Papers today!

Short and sweet today, I have for you the first set of papers for my kit "Grandma's Attic".  Jacabean was nice enough to make a LO for me, so I will post that on Wed.  I would appreciate seing any LO's that you do- it is nice to see the kits in action!

Here's the Preview.

Get the papers HERE!  If you snag it, please leave a little love!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A few cute kids...

I am done with my CT duties for the first half of the month- just in the nick of time...  So here are my last lei-outs for Scrapable.  I used a kit called "Summer Confessional". Shari of Doohikey Designs re-visited this kit and made it even better!  Bright colors, 13 papers, fun funky elements- not 1 but 2 alphas- WOW!  This kit is available at Scrapable- go get it here:

Here's my handywork- the first is my cousin Taylor- isn't she just too cute?

This is Jayden, one of my friends children.  This was at his mom's wedding.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Another new kit?

Well, finally we are all healthy again in this house!  I have had some time for designing, but not too much for scrapping myself.    I have put together another little kit for you...I will try to get it put up this weekend. My little brother is coming to stay with us this weekend, so we will see how that goes.  Here's a little peek!

I am off to de-germ and spiffy up the house before my brother and parents show up.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Want to win my very first kit?

This is soooo easy!  You scrap anyway, so head to this link at DPH, and scraplift the awesome page that I chose for inspiration this month!  Plus you earn points for more free stuff!  WOW!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Final Kit Preview! And it's FREE! (just a little catch!)

Hi there,

I'm back, this past week was a little draining.  My son was sick- nothing too serious, but he was SO clingy.  So, I don't know how many of you have had a 1 year old stuck to your leg, but it is hard to get anything done!

I've been busy... I am done with the kit for Fairytale Academy.  Here is the final preview.  I need to have some way to drive some traffic to my site.  I plan on having more freebies in the future HINT HINT!  So start following my blog!

Have a super rest of the week!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Halloween Lessons and

Hi Everyone, hope Halloween was great!  We had a lot of fun, and we still have one party to go this weekend- Adults only.  Vaughn was a puppy, and after we were done handing out candy we took him around with some of our friends and their kids.    At our old house we had 20-30 kids tops, this year I bought 120 pieces of candy, because i figured we would have more because it is a more kid friendly neighborhood. LOL, I ran out of candy in 40 minutes.  I talked to my neighbor, she said they ran out of candy (500 pieces) within an hour the first year they were here.  Guess I will buy more next year!

Now on to my CT duties... the kit I am working with can be found at DPH.
It’s called “That October Kit” This kit is loaded with fun fall elements that you can get a lot of mileage out of.  It’s got 15 papers and 41 elements.  It also includes some pre-clustered elements that are amazing!  What are you waiting for?  Head to Digital Paper Hearts to pick it up!

First is the kit preview, then 2 of the LO's that I have done with this kit.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My Kit--- All Elements

Short and sweet tonight... Let me know what you think!  I have to switch some of my papers around... this took a totally different turn than I thought it would LOL..  Went to Sunrise, Sunset theme to "little star"

Let me have it.   This was the hardest part yet, I need all the help I can get.  Don't be afraid to be too harsh! And, I did take the CC that was given previously and start to think about how to fix my stuff... I just haven't had time to actually do anything about it yet!  I appreciate you helping me grow!