Monday, December 22, 2008

Some Calendar Layouts and SBC+ templates!

Every year, I make photo calendars for many of our relatives (parents, grandparents, and godparents). In the past I have used Shutterfly or Kodak Gallery's predesigned templates. This year I decided to digi-scrap them. I also decided that I wanted the process to go quickly, so I started by making some blank pre-designed pages to work with. I saved the blank templates and I will share them here for all of you SBC+ users to enjoy! Sorry, they don't work in any other programs, but you are free to scraplift them to use in the software program of your choice, too!

I'll show you the picture of the layout and then the template that I used. How's that? Here we go!!

came from this template (I decided to add one more picture when I was using the template -- that's part of the beauty of the templates, they are still flexible!)

And is the link where you can download the 12 blank 8.5x11 templates that I made for SBC+. They are now only $2 for the set!! They can be used for any kind of project, not just calendars! Please feel free to send your friends here to get the templates and let me know if you use and enjoy them! I would love to see what you do with them. If you send me an email at labdogs42 @ gmail . com with your layout attached, I'd love to share it here on my blog! Enjoy!

Adorable Princess kit!

I found this adorable princess kit today from Sunshine Studio Scraps and I had to share it. You can buy the kit HERE. I found some other great stuff, too, so I'll be sure to share that soon! I have been busy making layouts for family calendars for Christmas gifts, too. I'll be back to share thos this week as well (if things don't get too crazy!).

Monday, November 10, 2008

I've been tagged! How bizarre!

I have been tagged for the first time ever! Let's see if I can get this right.

The Rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you TRACY
2. Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading).
3. List 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.

Random things about me:
1. I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up, I even went to Space Camp!
2. I have a BS in Food Science
3. I play the saxophone
4. I have two Labrador Retrievers named Lager and Porter
5. I LOVE Walt Disney World
6. I took Latin for four years in high school

I am tagging some DISBoard friends and a few other bloggers that I follow!
Christy , Britt , Haynay , Delswife, and Fran

Monday, October 20, 2008

I've been a slacker! But I SOLD some pictures!

Sorry I have been such a slacker lately! I was so busy getting ready for my Disney trip and then recovering from my Disney trip that my poor little blog got a tad neglected! Well, I have a lot to share since my trip, but I'll start with some exciting news -- I SOLD some pictures! I have been pretty pleased with some of the photos I snapped on my last two Disney trips and between ScrapShare and the DIS, I have had a few requests from Scrapbookers for some of my pics, so I decided to share them on Smugmug and even try to make a few cents here and there selling the prints. Well, someone ordered a bunch of my pics for their scrapbook yesterday and it just thrills me!! If you'd like to see the pictures I have available to share, go HERE and check them out! I make a few cents per print if you order them directly form Smugmug, so if you like my work, go ahead and order some prints for your scrapbook, OK?

I took a lot of night shots, castle, fireworks, and sign photos on this past trip. I'm headed back to the World in a few weeks (yes, I'm insane), so I'm taking photo requests, too! I still have more to upload from this past trip, so keep checking back. I'll have even more pictures posted soon. Here is a little sample of what you'll find in my galleries:




and lots more:

So, feel free to check out my Smugmug site and order any prints you can use for your book! Or for framing, etc! If you use any of my pictures in a layout or for framing, I'd love to see them in use! Enjoy!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cars fun and a kit!!

Yesterday we spent the morning at Disney's Hollywood Studios. we got there during morning Extra magic Hours so that we could ride the new Toy Story Mania ride. It was fantastic!!! We also wanted to see the Cars characters today, so we hunter them down and finally found them at Luigi's Casa Della Tires behind the exit from the Muppet movie. We had already looked in two otehr places beofre we found them! Good thing we are persistent!! AJ had a blast seeing Lightning McQueen up close and personal and, since it must be my lucky day, Britt-ish Designs came out with the perfect digi-scrap kit for my photos this week!!

There is a freebie kit, too! Check Britt's blog for that one!

Fixed the link! Thanks for the comment!!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cool New Disney papers from MeeGee!

Sorry I have been slacking a little on the blog lately, I have been gearing up for my trip to Disney World! We leave Friday, so I probably won't post any cool Disney freebies while I"m gone. This will have to hold you for a little while! I'm looking forward to using some of these Nemo papers for sure! These are all from MeeGee Designs Click on the pictures to go directly to the page to download them!!

Snow White:
Monsters Inc:

Monday, September 8, 2008

I did it! I finished the book!

And I uploaded it all to Shutterfly!! And I ordered two copies for the grand total of $150!! I found a TON of awesome coupons online and they reduced the price for my two books from $233.98 to $150.60!! I was going to order one book from CM and one from Shutterfly, but since CM wanted $175 for one book, I just couldn't do it. Anyway, I digress, click HERE to go to my book!!! Please check it out and let me know what you think!!

Click here to view this photo book.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Quick Layout!

I did this quick layout today for this week's DIS Didgi-scrapper's challenge. This challenge was right up my alley -- I had to use at least 5 pictures to tell a story, include a title, journaling, and a Mickey head. I always take a ton of pictures, so I had no problem with these requirements! Everything in the Layout is from Britt-ish Designs Space Ranger kit. Enjoy!
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ADORABLE Mickey Kit!

I LOVE this little Mickey kit I found today! I can see me using this kit a lot. I just love the cute papers and element so much! Check it out! HERE is the link

Friday, August 22, 2008

Copies of my Disney scans for everyone!

I scanned a bunch of stuff from my last trip so that I could use it in my digital layouts. I had a request for a copy of the P&P party map and then I realized other people might be interested in these scans, too! So, here they are -- all the maps and brochures that I scanned from my January 2008 trip. I'm going back to the World in September, so I'll add those maps when I return! Hope this is helpful for someone!

You can go HERE to see the previews and download the files from my 4Shared account. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Finished another Pirate Layout!!

Whew! I think I'm finally finished doing my pages from the pirate & princess party back in January! I had so many pictures from the party, it was really hard to narrow them down! I also wanted to include some memorabilia from the night, so that's where this page came in. I scanned the map from the party and also my Annual Passholder Exclusive Pin from the event to use on this page. I'm really happy with how it came out! I used papers and elements from Britt-ish Designs Shiver Me Timbers, Pirate Princess, and Pirate add-on kits. I also used a tape element from Ellie Lash's About a Boy kit.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tons of great Character papers! Playhouse Disney

MeeGee Designs has been on here before, but I just realized that she has SO many more cute Disney papers that I had to go back and pick out some of my favorites to share with you guys. If you want to see ALL of the Disney stuff she has, go to her blog and search for the keyword Disney. All of the stuff will come up for you! Here are some of my favorites (I'll stick with Playhouse Disney for today):
Handy Manny (a favorite here in our house!):
and Little Einsteins!

Enjoy those! I'll be back with more tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Awesome new Mickey/Disney kit! and MORE freebies!

Here are the great Disney-ish kits and elements I rounded up for you today! This kit is from a new blog I discovered today -- Digi Designs by Nicole. I'm adding her to my Google reader RIGHT NOW!!

And Dolly's Dreamings has some more cute overlays for us today -- this time with Minnie Mouse! You can see them here (click the picture to go to her site to download)

I found this kit today and I think it might be nice for some Polynesian or Caribbean Beach Layouts or maybe even some cruise layouts.

I think that's all I found today -- see you again soon!!

Funny quiz

Wow -- I can't believe this quiz actually pegged my accent right! And I didn't even think I HAD an accent!

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Philadelphia

Your accent is as Philadelphian as a cheesesteak! If you're not from Philadelphia, then you're from someplace near there like south Jersey, Baltimore, or Wilmington. if you've ever journeyed to some far off place where people don't know that Philly has an accent, someone may have thought you talked a little weird even though they didn't have a clue what accent it was they heard.

The Midland

The Northeast

The South

The Inland North


The West

North Central

What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Friday, August 15, 2008

Quick Post -- found a cool kit!

This kit looks huge and very cool -- it is from Funky Playground:

Monday, August 11, 2008

A Tower of Terror layout!

I couldn't help myself, I had to do this layout today! I loved that over lay so much, so I came up with this:

Made with a Disney ride photo, Dolly's Dreamings TOT overlay (freebie on her blog today, also linked on my blog), Britt Shiver Me Timbers frame and staples, Artistic Grunge background paper (not sure of designer's name), black cloud paper from DIS challenge by sleepingbean, arrow from A Work in Progress Kits, Date Stamp by Britt.

Look at this cool freebie!

From Dolly's Dreamings, an awesome Tower of Terror Overlay! I have plans for this already. Maybe I'll even go do a quick layout right now! Check this out! Click on the pic to do to her site to download. It is a freebie!

Here is a princess kit I found today, too. This one isn't free, but it looks adorable!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

So much going on today!

What with the Olympics starting (how 'bout those opening ceremonies!) and ScrapMatters re-launching their site (yes, just as exciting as the olympics for some of us!!), there is just so much going on today! I think I plan to stay in my jammies all day surfing the web and watching hours of Olympic coverage! Sounds like fun to me!! I might not make it all day, but I'll sure try!

Anyway, the real reason that I'm posting is because there are some GREAT new Disney kits out there today and I want to get them up here ASAP. This first one is my favorite. I can't WAIT to dig out my Buzz Lightyear pics and go to town with this kit. It is from Britt-ish Designs (of course). Click the pic to go to the store:

and for those Woody or cowboy/Frontierland pics:

Those two are also available for a short time the "You've got a friend in me" combo in the ScrapMatters Store. That's what I went with -- gotta have 'em both!!

In other Disney news, here's a cool freebie from Dolly's Dreamings. She makes such adorable elements that are really versatile! Here are the castle overlays she is giving away today!
While Browsing the SM store, I also found these two kits that would be fantastic for Animal Kingdom Layouts:
and this one:
That one even has some adorable quick pages to go with it:

I'm not ususally a big quick page kind of gal, but those are really adorable! I may have to get those, too! Geez, now I'm enabling myself! I'm in deep trouble! :) Enjoy the kits, maybe if I stop shopping for a few minutes today, I'll do a little scrapping! I'll be sure to post my layouts when they are done!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Finally -- some layouts!!

I finally broke out of my scrapping rut and did these last two pages from the Pirate & Princess party that we went to back in January! I'm doing a whole photobook of the trip and we had SO much fun at the P&P party that I ended up doing 10 pages JUST from that night! No wonder this book is taking me so long to do!! Anyway, here are the layouts. They are all done in Creative Memories StoryBook Creator Plus software, using the Shiver Me Timbers, Pirate Princess, Tell No Tales, and You Can Quote Me Pirates kits from Britt-ish designs. I hope you like them!

and here are the kits I used to make these pages (click the previews to go to the store or blog to get them):

Freebie Tell No tales by Britt-ish designs:

Kits for sale, all by Britt-ish Designs (she rocks!):

I can't wait to use the rest of these quotes!!