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!


Gallery Surfin’

I had a fun time looking through various digital scrapbooking galleries this past week. I compiled some of my favorite find below. Hope you find them as inspiring as I did! To see the page title/ creator/ and why I like it hover mouse at top of image. To go to the original image and see credits, click on page title.

i heart u day! free digital scrapbooking kit

In celebration of the day of love, I have a little love to share. A free digital scrapbooking kit. I wanted to get this out several days ago, but I was too busy decorating heart cookies and watching cheesy Hallmark movies ;)

Feel free to direct people to my blog, but please don’t re-distribute the download/ link.

Enjoy, and happy valentines day!

Click here to download!
**Download link will only be active for 30 days :)

This is Halloween!

October has gone by so fast!! can’t believe that tomorrow is the first day of November! Halloween was great this year. My party with my family turned out great. My sisters Monica and Alison helped to make the food great and we all had a great time eating, visiting and watching scary movies! We watched several goosebumps movies, which the kids really liked and then later that night a few of us watched The Birds (such a classic). Unfortunately I didn’t take ANY pictures at the party! While I wish that I would have taken some, it was nice to just enjoy the party and relax (originally I was going to set up my light stands and backdrop and do studio photos of everyones costumes…next year!).

Yesterday was a pretty busy day. I went with my sister’s Monica and Alison to Woodland park Zoo in the morning and stayed there until the afternoon. Every year the zoo has a special Halloween event. They give the animals pumpkins and pumpkin treats… they call it a Pumpkin Smash. It was very rainy while we were there, but it was fun to see all of the animals. I got some great shots of the gorillas and several other animals. I haven’t edited them yet, but when I do I will post them on here.

As soon as I got home from the zoo I had to rush off to the church to decorate a room for the Halloween activity that was being held there that night. Each family in the congregation decorated a room in the church building and after dinner the children went trick or treating from room to room. It was so fun to see how everyone decorated their rooms, and to see all of the cute halloween costumes. It was a great activity. I hope they do it again next year!

Well, as I am writing this all of the trick or treaters have come and gone. We had a good number this year. In fact, we gave out every single piece of candy this year!

All in all it has been a great Halloween season! I am already excited for next year!

Here is a little update on scrapbooking projects I have ben working on:

Some fun calendars using iKari’s amazing calendar templates:

credits can be found here.

A fun camping picture using a quick page by Cosmo Cricket:

Credits can be found here.

A page showcasing old photos of my parents using products by Linda Roos. Their 50th wedding anniversary is coming up in December of 2011.

credits can be found here.