DHD – Digital Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day! (a few days early)

Are you ready to have some fun? To celebrate DSD, the DHD designers have created an awesome kit, that you can download for FREE!!

Here is a little peak at the kit:

Daydream Believer Kit

Awesome, right? To get this kit for free, all you have to do is go to each stop on the blog hop and collect the letters. Be sure to go to the first stop to get all of the details.

Before I give you my letter, I have a quick journaling tip for you, as well as an opportunity to win some awesome prizes from me!

Journaling. Ugh, I am not good at journaling. It is always the last thing that I add to my layouts and the part I get stuck on. It isn’t that I don’t have anything to say about my memories—in fact I have plenty to say, I am just not ver eloquent in my writing and I often times have a bad case of journaling envy. I have a hard time letting my personality and feelings show through my writing.

To cure this journaling slump, I sometimes use the words of others in the form of quotes, poems, and song lyrics which resonate with me and with the memory I am scrapbooking. I love, love, love using song lyrics on my pages.

Here is a layout that I created several years ago and that uses song lyrics to express what I was feeling. When I created this layout, I was in a pretty intense and competitive design program with just a few years left before graduating. The lyrics to the song, ‘The Climb’ by Miley Cyrus, really resonated with me and made for the perfect journaling on this layout.

Using lyrics and poetry, has really made journaling less painful for me. SO, if you get in a rut, and just don’t know what to write on your layout…I bet there is a song lyric, or a quote, or poem that would work as journaling. Try it some time, it is fun!

Now, onto the good stuff! Prizes! I have some fun prizes to give out!

First, I have two medium sized DHD hoodies (US residents only):

And second, I have three 6 month spots on my creative team! Yes you heard me correctly, three spots on my creative team! That means, in exchange for awesome layouts, six months of free products, plus all of the products that I have already released!

There are TWO different ways to win these prizes:

  1. Like my facebook page
  2. Sign up for my newsletter

After you have done these, come back to this post and let me know in the comments section! (Please put each entry in a separate comment) If you already get my newsletter, and like my facebook page, let me know in the comments section of this post. Entries will be accepted from now until 8 PM MST on November 7th.

Good luck! :)

Don’t forget to grab your letter, you will need it to get the Daydream Believer kit free:


Now, onto the next stop: the wonderful Jennifer!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join in on all of the DSD fun at Design House Digital!


iPhone Photography

One of my favorite pieces of equipment is my Nikon d90 and the various lenses that I have for it. I used to lug it around with me everywhere I went, constantly taking pictures. When I got my iPhone that all changed.

I still love my Nikon, by I no longer feel the need to take it with me on a daily basis. For my everyday, on the go photos I now rely on my iPhone. It is just so easy and convenient, and it takes great pictures. But what I really like about using my iPhone for my day to day photos is that I can edit them right on my iPhone. There are some pretty awesome photo editing apps out there, that really enhance the photo taking experience.

A month or so ago I read this blog post by Rhonna Farrer, which totally blew my iPhone photo taking mind! Go right now and read her blog post…seriously, go read it. I promise that you won’t regret it!

Here are some of my recent iPhone photos that I have used a combinations of apps I learned about from Rhonna and some that I have been using for a while.


Tuesday Dollar Deal: Boyish Summer Cards

I have a brand new dollar kit available at Design House Digital today! It is a set of journaling cards that coordinate with my Boyish Summer papers. Be sure to check them out while they are on sale!

Boyish Summer Journaling Cards

New Kit: Splendiferous

I have a brand new kit over at Design House Digital. It is a fun summer and spring inspired kit called Splendiferous. The full kit comes with 10 solid papers, 12 patterned papers and 36 elements. It is on sale for 30% off today, so be sure to check it out!

If you would like a chance to win this kit, leave a comment, on this post answering the question: “What makes your life splendid?”

Comments must be made before Sunday June 17th at 9:00PM PST. One winner will be chosen at random to win my full kit. The winner will be notified by email, so be sure to provide it in the comments form!

Splendiferous Full Kit

Splendiferous Full Kit


Splendiferous: Patterned Paper | Solid Paper | Elements