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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's been a while...

I've slacked off my scrapping again, but there's a reason for it. The end of May was crammed full of Girl Scout activities (zip line adventure, sleepover, day camp, SPCA service project, end-of-year pizza party and awards) and then a week at the beach to follow it up! But I'm back and playing catch-up, starting with a couple of pages of my favorite little Scouts. Dutsji Designs had a darling kit that was just the thing for them, too - check out Happy Campers:

Isn't that sweet? Since Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts are licensed, there aren't many scout-y kits to be found, but this one really does work well. Here are a couple of pages from my troop's recent adventures:

LOVE my Girl Scouts, and this kit will be perfect for many more of their pictures. Snag it at Digital Scrap Cafe for $3.99!

Monday, May 16, 2011

One more...

Want to see one more sweet Easter pic of my girls? My mom and stepdad surprised us by showing up at our church on Easter morning, and the girls were just thrilled - especially Milly, who has decided that Grandpa Tommy is one of her favorite people on earth:

I made this page with Scrappy Cocoa's new kit, Birds of a Feather, which has sooooo much cuteness inside that I feel lots more pages coming on. The family wordart is especially adorable (hopefully she won't mind my tweaking the "Grandma" tag to turn it into my mom's preferred spelling!) Check out the whole kit:

Adorable, right? It's available at GingerScraps for $4.00!


I've been scrapping so many boyish pages lately (well outside the realm of my comfort zone!) that I decided to do something pink and springy tonight. Check out the gorgeous April collab kit from DigitalScrapCafe, Spring Awakening:

Isn't it beautiful?! Of course I had to scrap a page of my girlies on Easter morning. For this one, I used a template from Frame It Templates Vol. I by Three Sweet Chicks:

This picture was also in need of scrapping. My Girl Scout troop had a "throwback night" last week, where the girls dressed in clothes from different eras and learned about the way Girl Scouts has progressed over the last 99 years. I'll need a bright, funky kit to scrap a picture of my 80s girl...but this one was perfect for sweet little 1940s Amelia!

Like the template? You can get it for free at DSC's current template challenge, hosted by Aprilisa Designs.

Spring Awakening is available at DSC for $4.99, and the Frame It templates are on sale now for just $2.00!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Back on task!

Here are a couple of pages of sweet Judah's fifth month, using the gorgeous blues and browns in the kit Adorable by Three Hearts Digital Designs:

Ready for some cuteness?

Adorable is available for just $2 at DSC, and comes with lots of great flowers that were just a bit too girly for Judah's pages - I can't wait to find the perfect sepia or black and white pic of my girls to use with this kit as well!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A little variation!

Taking a quick break away from my nephew's first year book to scrap a little something this case, a recent Girl Scout lock-in! My daughter and I - along with three other moms and a dozen other girls - spent a night locked into a local mall, where they played games and snacked until around 4 a.m. (I never did go to sleep, and neither did Rachael - she was the only little one to stay awake all night!) Anyway, this kit was just too perfectly girly not to use it for such a girly event - Colors of Love by Aprilisa Designs:

And here are the girls - first a group shot (Rachael is third from left in purple pj's):

And some candids of the night's festivities...this page was was made using a template from Sara Ellis's Template Tools - Party. Unfortunately, I don't think Sara is currently designing, and I'm not sure where you can find her awesome templates at the moment.

If you have a girl, you really, really need this kit - there's so much cuteness that I didn't get to use in these pages! You can snag Colors of Love at DSC for $3.35.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


I'm thrilled to have recently joined the creative team for 3 Lil' Monsters Designs...and you're invited to the grand opening!

Check out some amazing designs in either of her stores - DigiScraps Drive-In or Stuff to Scrap!

Four months...

I feel like I've been scrapping at a snail's pace lately - life does get in the way of hobbies, doesn't it? But since Judah's first birthday has already flown by, I really need to hustle on the rest of his first year album! Here are his four month pages, using the adorable kit Connor by Designs by Brooke.

Here's the sweet boy!

Isn't his little smile just the best?! You can grab Connor at Digital Scrap Cafe for $2.80 - it's such a great kit for your little boy pages!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yeah, it's going to be late.

With just 24 short hours to go until my nephew's first birthday...I've just finished scrapping his third month. His gift is clearly going to be a bit late...guess I'll have to send something a little more fun (like a cool toy) in the meantime.

Here's the latest that I used to scrap Judah's first year - Expecting by Dream Big Designs. Too bad his mom hid her belly in nearly every picture while she was pregnant with him, or I could have used this one for a great pre-baby page as well!

Isn't that sweet? There's enough pink and blue to make it work for either gender, and I'm a sucker for either one mixed with brown. And I have to admit, the little monkey greatly influenced my choice to use this kit:

Isn't he a precious little monkey? And he has the most amazing baby blues:

Seriously, click on that one to see it full-sized. That kid's eyes are incredible.

Like these? You can get everything you need to recreate them at Digital Scrap Cafe! As well as the Expecting kit (which is only $4.00), I used a template from Le Pingouin's Template Set 10 for the first page (coming soon) and another template from Template Set Big Pics for the second. Big Pics is $2.49 for four great templates!

More coming had better be very soon!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Working, working...

With one week to go until my nephew's first birthday, I'm working like a madwoman to get his first year scrapped (hooray for procrastination!) The latest two pages in his album were creating using the kit Family Sentiments by AVdesigns:

Isn't that perfect for family pages? There are so many great word art options, and the kit is only $4.19 at DSC. Here are my pages of the happy family:

The second page was made using a template from Le Pingouin's Template Set 9 - I just can't get enough of her templates! Snag the set of four for just $1.99!

Only a few more months' worth of pages to go... :)

Monday, February 14, 2011


One of my favorite designers is back in business...with an all new name and at an all new store! Designs by Megan is now Jobry Creations, and her brand new store at Scrapable opens today!! Be sure to stop by and check it out!

While you're at it, how about planning to join us for an opening day speed scrap this evening? Just click on the image to get there:

It'll be lots of fun AND you can win some of her products - hope to see you there! :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A little something different...

I know, I know, I need to be working solely on Judah pages from now until his birthday...but I had to take a break from the little cutie to do something with my own girls. (Okay, so Judah's sister still made it into one of these layouts.) Having finally had a white Christmas for the first time in years, it simply demanded to be scrapped.

Unfortunately, being cooped up inside so much during the cold weather means some inevitable schooltime blahs as well:

Would you believe that both of those pages were created using the same kit? Yep, check it out - Winter Wonderland by Susan Godfrey Designs:

I just love the vintage feel of this kit, and the versatility of the colors! The alpha and glitters are so much fun too - and you can have it all for just a few dollars at

(Have I mentioned yet that I'm a proud new member of Susan's creative team?! I'm looking forward to showing you more of her creations soon!!)

More nephew pages...

Yep, I'm making progress, slowly but surely. For his 3-6 week pages, my little nephew was wearing the cutest little striped sleeper and hanging out on an animal print blanket...and I couldn't believe it when I searched for an animal-themed kit and found a perfect match! Check out Jungle Friends by Elker W. Designs:

And now look at sweet little Judah, getting to know his dad and sister...

Talk about a kit that's JUST right! There are so many more cute animal graphics that I didn't work into these pages - be sure to check the preview to see it all. Jungle Friends is perfect for little-kid-at-the-zoo pics too, and it's available for $6.49 at Digital Scrap Cafe!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

It's crunch time!

Yep, I'm officially little nephew will be ONE in February, and I'm barely getting started on his first year scrapbook. I've actually done a couple of pages, but just am not in love with here's starting over.

The kit I chose for the first couple of pages (two and three, just behind the title page) was My Boy by Double Dutch Designs. Check out this cuteness!

And here are the pages...fingers crossed that his mom doesn't happen to read my scrap blog. ;) Just click if you'd like to see them larger.

Isn't he just precious?! There are so many adorable elements in this pack that I'm sure I'll do another couple of pages with it later on. Want it for yourself? It's only $3.49 at Digital Scrap Cafe!

Both pages were created with templates from Template Set 8 by Le Pingouin Designs - coming soon!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Slowly but surely, I will catch up on holiday scrapping...I didn't take many pictures on Thanksgiving (too busy stuffing my face), but had to find a use for this super kit, Give Thanks, by Double Dutch Designs:

Isn't it great? I haven't found a use for the (live) turkey yet, but I WILL!

I'm so thankful to have had two wonderful little chef's helpers this was the first time that Milly has really taken an interest in helping cook!

(This page was scraplifted from a great page I spotted on DigiShopTalk - big props to Jennifer Valencia on the original layout!)

Give Thanks is available at Digital Scrap Cafe for $ know, in case you're a little behind the way that I am. Or in case you want to be really prepared for next Thanksgiving. Either way. ;)