21 April 2014


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

12 January 2014

Our Tweet Katie - 2

As you read in the last post TBAB's newest kit is called Our Tweet Katie and it is adorable!  See here is a preview:

You can find this adorable kit in the TBAB store and at mymemories - all proceeds from the sales (at both stores) go to Katie and her family.  So when you purchase this kit you are helping a great cause and you kit something adorable to scrap with.

I made these three pages with this kit and pictures of Katie:

If you would like to learn more about Katie and her condition you can visit her facebook page Katie's Hope.

Our Tweet Katie Charitable Kit

I copied this blog posting from the TBAB blog.  The newest TBAB kit is adorable and all the proceeds go to the adorable little girl who inspired it and her family - check it out.

Our Tweet Katie Charitable Kit

I wanted to design a kit for Katie. ALL proceeds of this kit will go to Katie and her family. Here is a little bit about Katie. You can follow the progress Katie is making by visiting her facebook page.
Katherine has CDKL5 is a rare X-linked genetic disorder that results in early onset, difficult to control seizures, and severe neuro-developmental impairment. Most children affected by CDKL5 suffer from seizures that begin in the first few months of life. Most cannot walk, talk or feed themselves, and many are confined wheelchairs, dependent on others for everything. Many also suffer with scoliosis, visual impairment, sensory issues and various gastrointestinal difficulties. Katie has also been diagnosed with West Syndrome, refractory epilepsy, global developmental delay, hypotonia with multiple joint laxity, mitochondrial dysfunction, strabismus, she wears AFOs and the sweetest disposition you will ever meet! Katherine is the youngest of 4 children. Our lucky Princess has 3 older brothers who absolutely love her!

You can get the kit in two of my stores:
Touched By  A Butterfly Store
My Memories Store

Here are some great layouts created by my CT of Sweet Katie. 

11 December 2013

Home for Christmas

All this month My Memories is giving away two BRAND NEW kits each day with a $1.99 purchase.  Today TBAB's Home for Christmas is one of those kits.  Look how awesome it is:

Here are a few layouts that I made with it:

Remember this kit is free with a $1.99 purchase today at My Memories... Here is the code you will have to use at checkout:
It can only be received for free today. (December 10th)

Also don't forget about the 25 Days of Christmas Freebies over on the Touched by a Butterfly blog.  Don't fret if you have missed a day (or all of them) the freebies will all be available until December 26th!


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