Monday, November 30, 2009

Julie Bonner Sketches

Are you a big fan too? I really love her sketches. Lately she has been designing exclusive sketches for a few different sites. I have used my December kit for a few of those sketches. Here is the layout I did with the Magpie sketch!

I love this kit! It is so heavy, and full, and beautiful. Martha sold out of the CHristmas Mega kit in record time but has decided to put another set together. Email her if you would like the kit!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Going Green w Christmas Cards

Every Monday until Christmas someone from DT is going to share with you a fun project they have made for the holidays. I'm up first!

I needed to make some Christmas cards. I had some Thank You Cards in my stash that I was never going to use. They were pretty, but not that exciting. I decided to use those cards as the base for my Christmas Cards. Recycle them in a way!

Here is the starting card:
Nice, but ordinary

I had picked up some super fun Jolly by Golly paper and embellies and was itching to use that paper. It would work too because it has some pink in it and my recycled envelopes were pink.

I started to build my base and wanted to decide whether to use the pink snowman paper (because of the envies) or keep with the greeninsh color scheme.

These were my two choices:

I decided the greenish color looked better, but still needed to get some pink on the card for the tie in with the envie!

I decided to use the pink snowman paper on the inside of the card (and I covered up the printed thank you sentiment too).


I then chose some of the Ready Set Chip and stickers from the line that had red or pink in it for the front to help with the envie color. I stamped a sentiment on red cardstock, adhere it and the trim to the card. It needed a little something more so I used my stardust pen on the fronts to finish the cards off.

Here they are:

Fast, cute, and GREEN (in more ways than one!)

And here is a recent layout I did using CC's paper line too!


Thanks for looking and I hope you share with us something you make for the holidays this year. Look forward to our next project next Monday.

Friday, November 20, 2009

December Kits at SD4U!

The December kits are here! Well...most of it and I love them anyway! :heart: :heart: :heart:
Martha will update pictures this weekend with the FULL kit reveal as there is a lot of the product missing still. She should get the product today! Even with stuff missing, these kits are gorgeous!

Kit # 1 Christmas Mega kit... will be full of fun stuff!
The retail value of this kit is $42.29! our sub member's price will be...$33.95 a savings of over $8.00! Shipping on this kit will be actual shipping because it is heavy! If you buy two kits or more shipping will be the same as always, since we do Flat rate shipping the weight will not affect the price. (The picture is missing quite a few things, some of the Bella Blvd Paper, all the October Afternoon Christmas Line and two sets of Stickers one from October Afternoon and one from Bella Blvd, and 3 house shaped chipboard pieces)
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Kit # 2 Christmas Magic...This is a B-E-A-U-TIFUL kit, retail product price $31.29 save $6.34!
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Kit # 3 What's cookin'...You are going to LOVE this Kit!
A combination of Nook & Pantry and Farm Fresh paper lines, retail price $31.75 save $6.80! (The picture is missing the Farm Fresh Stickers)

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Aren't they beautiful! I know you will love whichever one you pick.

pst-if you want to buy one of these kits, email Martha and become a subber! I wouldn't want you to miss out. I know they will sell fast!

Here is a link to the store too in case you need it!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Layout

I've had this paper for awhile and have been waiting to use it. I love it!

SD4U Sketch #45

Ok, are you ready for your next sketch challenge at All entries are due on Nov. 29. The poll will be posted on Nov 30 and the winner announced on December 1st. Seems far away, but it really isn't!


And here is my sample:
This was Payton, my 5 year old, when she was just a few months old. The picture is really that pink in person too. Her hair is now so blonde. Its hard to remember that her hair was that dark.

I'd love to see your layout with this sketch! Upload it to the gallery at so we can see your creativity!

Here is a link to the forum:

My November Layouts with Photos

I was able to get some photos on my layout and would love to show you what they look like now!

Here is the first onewith a cute picture of Payton and Wade. I love this photo. I love the colors in this layout too.
Here is one I made using some scraps from the kit. I was really getting down to the end when I made this layout. This is Kylie on her baptism day.

And here are the kids' school pictures from this year. Ky is in 3rd, Wes is in 1st and Pay is on pre-K.

This is a picture from Wade's blessing day with all the men that participated. I love this photo too.
This is from this past Easter at Huntington Central Park (or maybe it was 2 Easter's ago).

I haven't been able to figure out the best place to photograph layouts in my new house. I need to figure it out though. These are very shadowy. It was late afternoon.

I hope you got your November kit because they are all sold out. December's kit will be on sale soon!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Are you ready to see what SD4U is offering for December??? They are awesome once again!

Kit # 1 - Christmas Mega Kit
A combination of 3 beautiful lines! October Afternoon, Bella Blvd and Eskimo Kisses

Kit # 2 - Christmas Magic
Featuring the beautiful line from Fancy Pants

Kit # 3 - No name yet
This is a non-Christmas kit using the beautiful papers from October Afternoon - Farm Fresh and Basic Grey - Nook and Pantry

All 3 of these kits are going to be fantastic and will sell out quickly! Will you be able to pick just one? I think I NEED all 3!

As soon as Martha shares more peeks at the kit contents I'll let you know!

As soon as I have sneakies, I'll post those too!