My Digital Gallery 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011

A new look for the New Year!

I decided it was time for a blog make over in an effort to encourage me to use my blog more!

Still tweaking, but happy with how it's coming together so far!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Digiridoo Scraps Progressive Blog Train

Welcome to the December Progressive Blog Challenge, hosted by Digiridoo Scraps staff members. What is a progressive blog challenge I hear you ask?  Easy! You hop from blog to blog, download a few items from each. At the end of the blog hop, you make a layout using AT LEAST ONE ITEM from each download, post your layout in our Progressive Blog Challenge gallery and win a prize!

The blog hop starts now - 14th December.  You can collect the parts from the 14th -21st December and your layout must be in the gallery no later than the 25th December.

First prize is the gorgeous kit you will have collected on the way! There are some other great prizes up for grabs including a store voucher and coupons.

You are here at A Pene For Your Thoughts.  There are several stops along the way. You should have gotten here from DigiDesigned by Wilma.  Here is my portion for your layout!  Remember, you must use at least one piece from each download in your layout :)

You can download it here.

Next you should be on your way to Designs by Tina. As we are spread out over several time zones, please be patient if you run into a stop that isn't up yet. In case you get lost, you can check in here in the forum for the full blog train list.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you and yours a happy and safe Christmas!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Welcome to the DRS 2nd Birthday Blog Train!!!

Welcome to the Big Two-Riffic Birthday Blog Train, hosted by Digiridoo Scraps staff members. You are here at stop #4. I hope you're having a great trip. We're having a blast celebrating DRS' 2nd birthday and hope you are having as much fun as we are! There are several stops along the way. You should have gotten here from Sharon. And now that you're here, here is my portion of this two-riffic blog train.  I have made two cards that all you need to do is open, print, cut out and fold!

Download here!

You are now on your way to stop #5, the lovely Jeanette. As we are spread out over several time zones, please be patient if you run into a stop that isn't up yet. In case you get lost, you can check in here for the full blog train list.

Happy travels and happy birthday Digiridoo Scraps!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hybrid Paper Flowers

The Kusudama Ball I made inspired me to want to make other paper flowers, and as my daughter's kinder teacher was leaving I thought it would be a good time to try some!

Here is the finished vase of flowers using Oopsie-Paisley by Scrap'it Designs:

I have written up a tutorial in the Hybrid Happy Forum with all the supplies and instructions on how to make and links to where I found the original tutorials.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June Featured Designers at Digiridoo Scraps!

This month we are featuring two of our gorgeous Designers, Vicki of Dana's Footprint Designs and Jewel of Mad Genius Designs.

I made a couple of hybrid projects using kits by these wonderful designers.

The first is a Kusudama Ball with patterned papers from Bit's of Yesterday by Dana's Footprint Designs.

I used a tutorial at Folding Trees and you can see all the information in the Hybrid Happy Forum at Digiridoo Scraps.

I also made this Hybrid Cuckoo Clock using Adventure 365 February by Mad Genius Designs.  I bought on special at Spotlight for $13!!!  I love a bargain!

For all the information and supply list, please see the Hybrid Happy Forum.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Scrap'it Designs Goodness!

Bree has released a couple of new kits since she has returned to designing, both available at her shop at Digiridoo Scraps.

Summer Serenity:

Here is a LO I made with this gorgeous kit and Strawberries and Cream Template by Valarie Ostrom:


And my LO, (which is also for the June Font Challenge at Digiridoo) and the Artsian Notebook April Template Challenge freebie by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs :

I also made a vase of beautiful paper flowers using this kit for my daughter's kinder teacher who is leaving next week:

I will be posting a tutorial next week on how to make these - there are roses, daisies, carnations, tulips and kusudama flowers.

I also wanted to share some recent LO's I have made with some of Bree's other kits.

Using Blue Horizon and Artisana Set 2 Template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs:

Using Softest Touch and based on a template from the Eclectic set by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs:

Using Heart and Soul, photo mask from Masked Bandits Vol.1, also by Scrap'it Designs.
Template from Templates Set.1 by An Artsy Indaba and Vintage Honey photo action by CoffeeShop:

In the LO above I have used Bree's awesome photo masks from Masked Bandits Vol.1 :

Thanks so much for looking!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Halfway through the year already!!

Today is the 1st of June!!

So much has been happening and I am so behind in I'm going to start fresh with the latest news and post my layouts from previous months over the next couple of weeks.  I have lots of hybrid goodness to share too!

First piece of big news is that my gorgeous friend and designing superstar Brianna Cox of Scrap'it Designs is back!!!  She has some stunning new kits out, so check out her blog with the link above, her store at Digiridoo, and 'like' her on Facebook to be kept up to date with all the news.

Second piece of big news is that Digiridoo Scraps is turning two!!! There are huge celebrations going on including Bingo, Scavenger Hunt, Pass the Parcel game, Speed Scraps (one of which will be hosted by yours truly!), a blog hop, an amazing Birthday Grab Bag yours free with any purchase over $10, and a whole lot more!!  You can check out the Events Forum for all the festivities.

On a personal note, my baby turned one in April...the time went by so quickly! Here is one of my favourite photos of him taken on his first birthday and Naming Day by the beautiful Sharon Dale:

If you still follow my blog, thank you for your patience!  And I am going to make much more of an effort to post regularly, so I hope to see more of you soon!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Fancies...

Come and join me for the February Font Challenge at Digiridoo Scraps!
The challenge is to use a "blocky" font like Network Vampires (from Dafont) that I used in my LO:

For this LO I used the fabulous CRAZY YOU, the February team collab by our incredible designers at Digiridoo Scraps.  I love seeing what these girls come up with each month, it just keeps getting better!  You can get Crazy You FREE by spending $5 in the shop in the month of February.

You will receive this gorgeous participation prize by Bucket of Butterflies for playing along:

Don't forget to check out the other great challenges on offer this month, including Sarah Barber's Art Journal Challenge,  and Ren's Colour Challenge to name a few.

Monday, January 31, 2011

January Layouts.

Well, January is almost at an end, so I though I should update the LO's I have made for the month.

Using Ancient Solitude by Feli Designs, available at Digiridoo Scraps.

Using Just the Boy by Band Geek Designs, available at Digiridoo Scraps. I also used It's Only Words v.2 Templates by Band Geek Designs.

Using Shabby Forest by Chocolate Geranium Digital Designs, available at Digiridoo Scraps.  Template by Shilo Designs, available at Scrappity-Doo-Dah.

Using P365 : All My Life by by Band Geek Designs, available at Digiridoo Scraps.

Using About Time, the fabulous January Collab by the designers at Digiridoo Scraps.

This uses About Time as well and a template by Pom's Breathing Room.

Using A Sister's Heart by Cindy Ritter, available at Digiridoo Scraps. Template by Shilo Designs, available at Scrappity-Doo-Dah.

Using Boys by by Chocolate Geranium Digital Designs, available at Digiridoo Scraps.

Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pay it Forward - 2011

I saw this on Becky's blog and decided it was a great thing to join in with!

"I promise something handmade to the FIRST 5 people who leave a comment here.
However, to be eligible, you must repost this message, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you, and it must be sent to your 5 giftees sometime in 2011. Ready, set, GO!"

Now I know I don't have many followers, but I'm hoping five of you are up for the challenge!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

January Collab Mega Kit from the Digiridoo Team!!

You seriously have to look at the gorgeous January collab the girls have made this month.  It's called About Time and is absolutely stunning!

It can be use free with any purchase of $5 or more in the store.  I have just downloaded it, so watch this space for some layouts!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Yes, it is 2011!!!
I hope you and your family have a fabulous 2011 with lots of love and laughter, family and friends, good health and good times!
To get the ball rolling, I am hosting the Inspiration Challenge at Digiridoo Scraps. You could journal about your hopes for the new year, or reflect on the year gone by...think about time, family, resolutions...I hope this inspires you in someway.

I have used the glorious Ancient Solitude by Feli Designs, who is our Featured Designer this month.

You will receive this fabulous participation prize by the lovely Helen (LittleWelshGirl Designs). Remember that all our participation prizes coordinate, so the more you do the bigger the kit you receive at the end of the month!

There will also be a poll posted in the last week of the month and the most voted LO will be published in our newsletter.

Happy New Year to you and yours, I hope your 2011 will be full of love and laughter, family and friends and may all your paths lead to happiness. Oh, and I hope there are lots of photo opportunities and pages scrapped!!!