Sunday, October 30, 2011


Did I scare ya?  :)

It's blog train time again! Create a Halloween brag book from the new Digital Scrap Cafe collab, Fright Night:

Here's my contribution for your brag book - I hope you like it!

I would LOVE a comment if you download...and be sure to check out the rest of the blog train too!

Kristin <-- YOU ARE HERE

Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's blog train time!

It's been a while since I participated in a blog I'm stoked that Digital Scrap Cafe is hosting one this month! I've made a frame and an alpha for you that coordinate with this month's DSC collab kit, Summer Berries. (It's a darling kit, you should go look!)

I hope you enjoy them! Be sure to check out the other stops on the blog train for more great freebies that match the kit!  :)

Digital Scrap Cafe
Outside the Box Design Studio
Tempus Fugit
Maria Designs
Keley Designs
Ragmama <--- YOU ARE HERE! And thanks for coming! :)
Three Sweet Chicks

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Birthday Blog Train!

I'm excited to be a part of the Birthday Blog Train to celebrate Amy's (3 Li'l Monsters Designs) birthday! Happy birthday, Amy!!

To celebrate her birthday this month, Amy has offered a new freebie every day, and started giving away pieces of an amazing birthday kit on the 17th. Don't miss those daily downloads! You can get them from her blog HERE. If you did miss a piece, you'll have a chance to get the misisng pieces through her newsletter at the end of the month. Just make sure you're subscribed - click here to sign up!

Here is a preview of the daily download kit:

And here is the freebie I have to offer you as part of the blog train - brag book pages for your little birthday girl or boy. Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just Like Dad

Every once in a while, I'll be browsing through pictures on my external hard drive, looking for just the right pictures for a certain theme...only to find something completely different and feel compelled to scrap that instead. That's exactly what happened last night - I found hilarious pictures that I had snapped of my girls wearing Daddy's pants, shoes and glasses...and off I went in search of the perfect kit to scrap them with. I found it in Aprilisa's kit Dad's the Man:

Not only was it perfect for this page, but now I feel compelled to go dig out some pictures of Gene and his dad - all of the screws and other "manly" elements would be perfect for a father/son page too. Here's what I made:

Grab Dad's the Man at DSC for $5 and start scrapping the dads in your life!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Silly Girl

I was happy to be assigned to one of my favorite designers at DSC this month - Double Dutch Designs. She makes the neatest kits...including this one, Lost in Space:

Rachael has been meandering around the house for a couple of days now with a googly eye stuck to her forehead - a situation that just demanded to be scrapped. So I yelled at her to fetch her third eyeball, snapped a pic, and scrapped:

Yeeeeeeah. I love her. :) Grab Lost in Space at DSC for $4.99 and scrap your own little space cadet (or alien, or astronaut.)

This page was made with Jellebelleke's Summer Sun Vol. 1 Templates as well - see my last post for another template page and the link to this great pack!

In a jam...

Okay, I'm not really...but I DID recently learn to make some! I was chosen as a hostess of a Ball-hosted "Discover You Can" canning party from - I've been wanting to learn to can things for a while (just like Grandma used to do!) and this was a great opportunity. Of course, I took lots of pictures - and then I found a great kit for scrapping them. Check out A Pinch and A Dash by Blue Heart Designs - this one would be great for SO many cooking layouts!

As always, you can see more detail by clicking on the layout:

I used a great template from Jellebelleke's Summer Sun Vol. I template set for this page too - can't wait to use the others in the pack too!

You can buy A Pinch and A Dash at DSC for $3.00 and Summer Sun Vol. I Templates at Misses Bee Haven for $2.60 (on sale!)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Not what I had in mind...

Having gone to the beach and taken a ton of pictures in early June, I was thrilled to discover that Digital Scrap Cafe's Jully collab kit was a beachy kit. I had SO MUCH to scrap with this one!

So I sat down to create a layout or two, and started going through all of our beach pictures. I had intended to scrap pictures of my girls playing in the sand or splashing in the ocean, but another picture grabbed my attention instead:

A sweet friend had lost her newborn daughter to complications of CDH just two days before our planned beach trip. Rachael and I had been so constantly in prayer for sweet Penelope, and so in love with this strong little girl, that we just couldn't get her off our minds while we were there. Nor would we have wanted to. So we wrote her name in the sand and snapped this picture before the tide rolled in, in memory of a precious angel.

Earlier that same day, we had visited Ripley's Aquarium, and I couldn't resist scrapping some of those shots with an adorable fishy paper from the same kit:

My "Fishy Fishy" page was made with a template from the Layered Cake Templates pack by Band Geek Designs. You can find the templates at ScrapMatters for $3.99, and Beachy Keen (a HUGE collab!) at DSC for $3.49.