Friday, April 26, 2013

More wedding layouts!

On May 28 I will be celebrating my 2nd wedding anniversary! The time has certainly flown!

As I have gotten back to digital scrapbooking, my first (and ongoing) project to tackle is to scrap some wedding photos. I have a few that I want to share today that have been made in the last few weeks. Credits will be listed underneath each pic. Some of them were designed for challenges I participated in at Pixelscrapper.

I was honored to have my sister be my matron of honor.

I used Ellie Lash's Catnap mini kit that was a newsletter freebie on The Daily Digi for the papers and elements. I added The Digital Scrapper glitter styles to the scatters in the corner and the stitching.
I used Sabrina’s Creations Take Note template freebie from Memory Scraps.
The font is Hannah Added Some Flare

Our wedding was the first time Jarrod's lips ever touched mine. What a kiss! Our pastor enjoyed watching our first kiss and even told our guests our decision to save our first kiss till the wedding.

I used overlays from Delicious Scraps over my photo.

Because I had an outdoor wedding, I wore sparkly white flip flops so that I wouldn't have to worry about heels sinking into the ground.

I used Marisa's June 2012 blog train kit from Pixelscrapper.

Felicity, my husband's daughter, played a valuable role in our wedding. We were so glad to have her be a part of our special day.

I used Dana Keunen's layout template that she offered for the challenge. I tweaked it a bit, mostly deleting a few things and moving some things.

I used papers and elements from Summertime Design's Patio Picnic kit.

The font I used was Fely.

I used: Marisa's 1451 mask 15 from Pixelscrapper, Delicious Scraps edged overlay, and Summertime Design's Happiness paper.
Fonts: Point-Dexter, Segoe UI, Maxinitiale, Pistolgrip

This is one of my favorite wedding photos because of the love that shows in each of our expressions.

I used Marisa's DST March blog train kit from Pixelscrapper because of how well it matches our wedding colors.

This is one of my favorite pictures from my wedding. I was peeking out the window to see who had already arrived to my outdoor wedding.

I have used papers and elements from the Sweet as Spring blog hop at Design House Digital.
I also used the March 2013 template challenge template from Scrapflower, eliminating some of the elements from the template.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Choose Life, Choose Joy (inspired from a tutorial)

I am in the process of creating a kit called "Joy Comes in the Morning." It has a grungy style with shades of orange, green, blue, pink, and purple. I was inspired to create an art journal layout after seeing two very simple tutorials with provocative results. is an incredible site. I encourage you to check out more than the tutorials.

First I learned how to make an asymmetrical layered paper. Then I learned how to add doodled borders to the paper. When I was at the shape making stage, I used an eraser brush to erase parts of the inside shapes so that the papers would blend together more. Then I added the bird brushes and made the text mat from another brush. I found the quote and tada, it's done! Simple yet provocative.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Love in Action-the kit

My Love in Action kit is now available for you to download! Please enjoy! If you love it, please share this post with others so they can get it, also.

Download the elements here: ELEMENTS

Download the papers here: PAPERS

The terms of use are placed in each folder as a graphic. If you would rather have them as a text document, you may download it here: TERMS OF USE

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Love in Action Wedding Layout

I have created a kit called Love in Action, inspired by my wedding vows. 1 Corinthians 13:7 became very important to me while I was engaged. I included it in the vows I wrote. I wanted to create a love kit with colors that went beyond the traditional. I was inspired by this color set from Design Seeds.

Of course, I just had to create a wedding layout of me delivering my vows with my Love in Action kit. I used a template from Pixelscrapper.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Let Go

I am not much of a journaler. I find that when I sit down to write, there are more thoughts running around my head than I can get written down. I get frustrated because by the time I get one thought written down, my mind is already three or four thoughts beyond that one. It seems like it just takes a long time. But there are so many times I read the thoughts of others and think, "Yes, that's what I think. That's how I feel." That has happened several times while reading the book, A Heart Exposed: Talking to God with Nothing to Hide by Steven James. This layout was inspired by thoughts in that book. I like digital art journaling because I can be pondering a thought while putting things on the page. When I view the layout in the future, I can remember a bit about how I was feeling while creating it.

I did a lot of layering, therefore, there are a few designers to credit: Studio 68, AliSarah, Anna Aspnes Designs, Christine Smith, and Brenda Mascari.

This was entered at Pixelscrapper's "no photo" challenge.


I was inspired to do an art journaling layout after reading a novel. I found various images of lemons on and have blended them together for this layout. I used some elements from Janet Scott's contribution to the Birds and the Bees blog train on Pixelscrapper. Fonts are Just Another Font and JustOldFashion.