21 July 2014

just keep swimming

I am so proud of my little friend! Just last week she was afraid to leave the steps at the pool and yesterday she was swimming under the water!  I couldn't resist and came home from the pool and made these pages:








I used a kit from Touched by a Butterfly called Sparkles Under the Sea you can find it here.

06 July 2014

TBAB CT Call

So I am pretty much the world's worst blogger but that is ok.  I wanted to let everyone know that my friend Celeste from Touched By A Butterfly is looking for a few talented people to join her fabulous Creative Team! If you like the TBAB scrapkits and want an opportunity to work with them for FREE, what are you waiting for?  Here is a flyer with the details:


Most of the scrapbook pages that I share here on my blog are made with TBAB kits.  Here are some layouts that I have made recently using kits from TBAB:







Celeste makes such fun kits.  I am so glad that she gave me the opportunity to be on her CT - the past 15 months have been a blast.

If you are interested in joining the TBAB CT you can apply by sending an email to celeste@touchedbyabutterfly.com with "CT Application" in the subject line.  Be sure to include your name, a short bio, links to your most complete gallery, blog, pinterest, and facebook page, a list of other designers that you CT for and the reasons why you would like to join the TBAB Creative Team.

Hurry quick though there are just a few more days to submit an application the deadline is July 10th!

21 April 2014

geocaching

We geocache a lot.  Right now Bill and I are both sick (he is on the up swing finally and I am in the middle of the crud) but we aren't letting that stop us.  Yesterday (April 20th) was day 31 of our consecutive day streak.  We are seeing how long we can keep it up but we want to make it to at least June 20th (that will be every day of "spring") but hope go even past there.  It is great fun if you have never done it or don't know what it is you can learn more here.  Needless to say I was pretty excited when Celeste of Touched by a Butterfly said that she would make a geocaching digital scrapbooking kit!  She did an excellent job:


Awesome right?  I love it.  You can find it in the TBAB store here.  Here are some pages that I made with this kit.  I am sure I will use it often:





06 April 2014

dad's birthday part 1

Every 6 weeks Bill and my Dad have the same Friday off.  So this past Friday (April 4th) we went out geocaching for my dad's birthday (which isn't until the 15th which is why this is part one).  It was fun on the way home we stopped in Tremonton and ate at El Parral which was ridiculously delicious.  Here are some photos.

















01 April 2014

Snowy Blossoms

We are having typical Utah spring weather - rain and snow one day and sunny the next - and I love it!  We had some lovely sunny warm weather last week which encouraged plants to bloom and turn green.  Then on Saturday we had a beautiful day of rain/snow and just as the sun was getting ready to set I was able to get some awesome photos of these cherry blossoms with snow and water drops.

These two photos are just the view from our office window Saturday early in the afternoon:



Those of you that know me know that I truly love the weather.  Here are a few of the photos that I took of the blossoms and the sunset - including a selfie that get bad raps but sometimes they are the only photos that we ever get of ourselves:










It was beautiful!  I am so grateful that I was able to see it.  I am loving the rainy/snowy weather we are having now also.

Pixel Scrapper April 2014 blog train: Earth Day

This month's Pixel Scrapper blog train has a fun palette and theme:

I love the colors.  I have been learning A LOT  about photoshop and because of this I decided to participate in this months train.  Here is what I made:

You can download it here.  You can find the list of participants here be sure to leave comments if you want along the way you can even leave comments here in the Pixel Scrapper forums (which are the best digi scrap forums around ^^).

Here is a page that I made using parts of this blog train:

05 February 2014

a heart.

I am very proud of myself - this may seem simple to some but I finally figured out photo shop well enough to use layout templates.  Here is a page that I made yesterday using a template:


Isn't it awesome?!  I just love it.  It might have been a little silly to use the same photo 3 times but I like it - and that is what matters.  I used a new kit from Touched by a Butterfly called Be My Valentine.  This kit is awesome:


Be My Valentine
This sweet valentine themed kit features hearts, glitter & flowers in beautiful reds and soft pinks making it perfect for a page of your valentine or even for making a valentine for your valentine!  All files are created at 300 dpi and papers are sized for 12x12 layouts.  This kit includes 41 Papers & 164 Elements. This kit is PU/S4H.
41 papers:  5 glitter, 9 solid & 27 patterned

164 Elements including:  Arrows, a bear, brads, bling, borders, bows, buttons, chocolates, champagne, conversation hearts, flowers, frames, hearts, leaves, ribbons, tags and word art.

I love all the different papers (which is why I used the template that I used - to show some of them off).

Here is a note from Celeste:

Hello everyone!! Are you ready for another month full of super fun scrap challenges at Touched By A Butterfly Gallery?


*Love Is... Scrap Challenge* hosted by Lindy Warren

*A Story Of Love Scrap Challenge* hosted by Marilyn Glasser

*February Sketch Scrap Challenge* hosted by Francis Buiza

*Valentine's Clusters-Or-Bust Scrap Challenge* hosted by guest Lisaaka The Cherry On Top



14 January 2014

Our Tweet Katie - again *heart*

This kit is so cute that when Celeste asked me to make some more pages of Katie, I just couldn't resist.






TBAB's newest kit - Our Tweet Katie - 

All the proceeds of this kit will be going to Katie and her family - you can read more about them at Katie's Hope - https://www.facebook.com/Princesskatieshope

The kit can be found in the TBAB store: http://store.touchedbyabutterfly.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=423

and at mymemories: https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=TBAB-CP-1401-49527&r=Touched_By_A_Butterfly

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