I'm Alive!

Were you worried?

I actually REALLY enjoyed the camping trip, much to my surprise! :)

I have many more pictures to scrap, but check out these layouts that I made using the ADORABLE Out Camping collab kit from MLAS:

Much more to come from the camping, but I've been so busy designing some great new items for the store (HINT HINT... be sure to stop by Thursday for 2 new items half off AND a great THRIFTY THURSDAY deal!)


Roughin' It

I admit it - I am a teensy, tiny bit high maintenance. I do not like the outside, and I definitely don't like to be hot or bug-eaten. So I have never, not once in my life, been camping.

Today is the big day for me - as I post this, I am on my way out the door for my FIRST EVER camping trip, with my husband and 4 other couples from our Law Enforcement Families small group at church.

The best part is that the boys already set the campsite up - The Deputy just texted me this picture:

Now all that's left for me is to bathe in bug spray and sunscreen and pray that I survive (you laugh... but I tried to work at a local amusement park when I was 16 and I had to quit because I got heat stroke in April. APRIL! This is JULY!!!)

If you don't hear back from me, you will know what happened. Please send your condolences to my family. :)


NEW Summer Splash on SALE - and a FREEBIE QP!

I am so excited to release my Summer Splash kit. It is so fun and bright and juicy - perfect for summer! :)

Like all of my items, Summer Splash is available EXCLUSIVELY at My Life & Scrap. And until July 7th, this (and all of my products) is on sale for 28% off, making the price just $3.25 for 65 fab pieces!

AnikA made some BEAUTIFUL layouts that I shared with you earlier this week.

But she also created a stunning Quick Page that I have to offer you for FREE! Click the image below or the link underneath it to download - be sure to share your love with AnikA for designing such a great QP!


Enjoy your summer, and be sure to scrap all the fabulous memories before they get away!


Blog Train - Freebies Galore!

Do I have news for you!!!

The wonderful designers at My Life and Scrap have come together to create an AWESOME blog train, full of freebies just for you!

If you hop to each blog and download the freebies from each designer, you will have not one - but TWO - amazing kits called Polar Opposites (the summer edition and the winter edition).

Here's a preview of the luscious color palettes from the two halves:

I worked on the Summer Edition, and here's a preview of my creations:

Download my portion of the Polar Opposites Kit - SUMMER EDITION here!

The blog train only runs until JULY 4th - so be sure to hop on down the line and snag your AMAZING freebies now!

Also, be sure to check out the store-wide at MLAS - all designers will be offering 25% off (or more!) starting July 1st!

Next Stops on the Polar Opposites Blog Train:
Samceline Design
Rebecca B
Kate's Digital Designs
Z Pink Boudoir
JK Creations
Crafty Bits and Battleships - That's Me! :)
Jamie Dell
Miss Mis Designs
Rucola Designs
Karen Wallace Designs
Confessions of a Digiholic
Designs by Amanda
Tempus Fugit
Jusme Digital


Lots of New!

In digiscrap news, I have been super-busy! I have 3 new kits in my store and two new store collaborations coming out soon.

Be sure to check out my store TODAY though, because tomorrow is the last day for my store-wide HALF OFF sale! :)

Regular $4.50 - on sale half off through the end of June (that's only $2.25 for 65 pieces!)

And check out these amazing layouts created with my Summer Splash Kit by AnikA

Regular $4.50. Included in my June-only half off sale AND ~ to celebrate 4th of July, the Oh Say Can You See kit will also be offered at half of for the entire month of July! Grab yours now and celebrate your Independence Day memories in style! (Just $2.25 for 53 pieces, through on July only!)

I absolutely adore these layouts created using the Oh Say Can You See kit by Melonie

and Jac

And last but not least, these adorable templates - perfect for beginning and advanced digital scrappers! Regular price $3.00, on sale half of through the end of June only (that's just $1.50 - what a deal!) :)

Enjoy - and don't forget ... my store-wide HALF OFF sale only lasts until the end of the day TOMORROW - so grab 'em up quick! :)


Where Will This Road Lead Us?

Still no news from the Navy... until God slams that door shut with an official and resounding "NO" it is still an option, but as the door slowly creaks shut we've also begun to examine other options. We are open to wherever God leads us - any suggestions?

Photo Courtesy of me :) Taken in Hermann, MO - one of the cities we're considering.

So far we've investigated: Colorado, Oregon/Washington, Texas, New Jersey, Canada, Australia/New Zealand/Tasmania, the Netherlands, Ireland, Southern Missouri, and more. Like I said - we are open to anywhere! Wherever God sends us, we will go.

Where have YOU lived that you loved (or where have you lived that you hated)? What are the pro's and con's of your state/city/country/region?

Photo Co
urtesy of traveling.lunas, taken in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

We are leaning heavily toward Colorado right now, but who knows where God will lead us, or whether where we decide to go will even matter (if He sneaks us into the Navy through the back door, LOL!). I look forward to your suggestions!!!


GRAND OPENING SALE - and sneak peeks too!

Sound the trumpets! My store at My Life and Scrap is officially open, and to celebrate EVERYTHING is 50% off through the end of June!

Currently you'll find three items in the store, but very soon I'll be adding lots of new goodies (at a great discount, of course!) ... check out just a few of them:

4th of July Digital Scrapbooking Kit...

12 x 12 Page Templates...

And here's a quick layout I made combining the two:

The first picture is me and The Princess getting ready for fireworks last 4th of July.

I can't wait to play around some more with these new kits; they are so fun (if I do say so myself!) :)

I also have some great new items coming in July (and some new freebies for you too!) so keep your eyes out!