I have started a 52 week class called beyond layers- it is all about creativity and using PSE! The instructor is Kim Klassen and I have found her very easy to learn from. She has some amazing textures to add to photos and great lessons to learn how to use them. The photo assignment from the first week was to use her awaken texture with the theme- less is more. Here are the two photos I did – I must admit, I could not stop at just one!

and then I had to try a still life:

I am excited to see where this creative journey takes me.  This class and trying to take a photo everyday should help me to learn my camera better!

Scrappy New Year

I am happy that 2012 is here.  I plan on taking a photo a day to document the year in which I turn 55.  I have begun with today’s photo – easy to start on day one.

I liked it so much, I made a layout for it!  Perhaps it will end up being the first page of my album.

This layout uses products from Three Paper Peonies at Oscraps, including her newest frame set Collage:

I was not very good at scrapping the photos I took last year, but I did use the new Projects 52 no.1  template available from Sue Cummings Designs at Oscraps to make a layout with 12 of my favorite photos of 2011.

Nini  had her first CT call and since I already love her designs and the store where she sells- ZigZagScrap I had to apply!  I was pleased to be asked to be on her new team.  The first kit I got to work with- Winter at my window:

It was the perfect kit to use for my favorite winter passion- birdwatching out my dining room window.


RAK for Leanna


So if you have any winter pics waiting to be scrapped, you may want to check out this kit!

Christmas Card Blog Hop

I apologize for being late getting this up.  I love when ValC. Designs and Pink Reptile Designs do a collab.  I had so much fun playing with a Cozy Christmas collab.  I made several layouts and a Christmas Card that you can print out and share.

The image is linked!

You should have come here from Natacha http://www.wonderofmyheart.blogspot.com/

Next your should visit ninigoesdigi http://ninigoesdigi.wordpress.com/

I hope you enjoy this card.

So much going on in the digital scrap world.  I just love when two of the designers I CT for collaborate.  This time it is ValC. Designs and Sue Cummings Designs.  They have come up with the most amazing quick page album using the two kits they collaborated on- Focused + Photographed and Original + Unaltered

I will add links to both Oscraps and Zig Zag Scrap once the kit is in the stores and I get home from work! I figured you would be busy with the ZZS blogtrain or downloading the Oscraps facebook kit – hurry limited time only- like Oscraps on Facebook to get the code!

Here are some of my quickpage layouts- and they were quick, embellished with items from the original kits!

Head on out and enjoy inDSD- but remember sales are only for a little time, so do not forget to check out this great time saver album while it is at a great price!

Val C. Designs has a new kit as part of Zig Zag Scrap’s October/November Zig Zag Lines called Original. Currently there is a great sale on the Zig Zag Lines- the more you buy the more you save.

Here are layouts I did with this kit:

The handsome young fellow in the photo is my great nephew, Forest, who just turned one year old.  His mother, Erika takes great photos!

What an amazing mega collab between Oscraps and The Lilypad!

I had so much fun playing with this kit.  It has a touch of whimsy and a touch of spooky- just what a Halloween kit should have!  Here are some layouts I did!

and another one

So I am sure you stopped by for the blog hop and here you go.  The image is clickable!

You should have come here from Rebecca’s blog. Your next stop is Kelly S HERE  If you missed the start of the train you can find it here.  Thanks for hopping by!