Friday, December 19, 2008

Lori's Friday Digital Point of View

PSSSSSSSTTTT!! Head over to Jamie Young's Blog and Check Out Her Giveaway.
So, today is the day I snoop around and try to dig up some digital news for ya. So hmmmmmmmmm....................Let see.

Yesterday a little treat came into my inbox. If you go by Lemonaid Lucy's Blog you will see she has included a five dollar coupon to her store as a Christmas treat. So grab yourself a treat she has beautiful work.

Another fun moment checking my email happened this week. I know I can be so lame right? Well, I have a feeling you will enjoy reading Gypsy Expressions by Pixel Gypsy Designs. Sherrie puts alot of work into her minimag issues and there is never a cost. Browse the winter issues and learn a couple tips. If you enjoy the minimag and would like the last 3quarterly issues leave me a comment or message Sherrie over at PGD.

Lorie M has a sketch template up on her blog if you like templates. I for one love templates and almost always start with one. Although the finished LO hardly ever resembles the template.

And something I have to mention is the Amazing Digital Scrapbooking Race is almost here. The deadline to sign up in December 26th. So get your team together and sign up. Here is a link so you can get all the details.

Well, I will let you go with a hybrid project to leave love for.
Wow check out what Donnatopia made.

Advent Coaster Album

If you are intimidated by hybrid and want to give it a try. Check out MissMint's Blog for her Hybrid for Dummies Post. Scroll down for past projects.

Ok, have a great weekend and if you get scrappy or see a breathtaking layout link us up through Mr Linky and you will qualify for a raffle that wins ya 10 dollars to Danielle Young's Store.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday's Featured Layouts

Wow, I can't believe we are only a week away from Christmas. I am so not ready yet. I still have tons of things to buy with no time to do it. I hope you are better off than I am and have everything ready for the holidays.

On to today's featured layouts.

First LO out of Mr. Linky is by MissPots:

Bright Colors*Out Of Season*The Whole Nine

This layout is soooooo cute. I love the bright colors and the great use of white space but most of all I love, love, love her title work. Very creative!! Be sure to stop by DST and leave her some lovin' on the wonderful Layout.

Next is a LO that just stood out to me in the DST gallery by 1girl1boy:


This layout truly is a masterpiece. The photo is beautiful and I love how she duplicated it and blended it into the background. My other favorite part of this layout is the scattered stitching, some diagonal in the corner and some running down the side. Be sure to visit her layout and let her know what a great job she did.

Well, that's it for me. Have a great week and be sure to link up some layouts in Mr. Linky. Each link gets you in the drawing for a gift certificate from Danielle Young. You've got just over a week left to get in the running for this fabulous prize.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday's Featured Layouts, With ValeriGail

Hi everyone!! I hope everyone is keeping warm! With most of the US in Freezing temperatures over the last few days.. I'm figuring there are a few of you holding on to a nice hot beverage of some sort right now! ;)

We've got such a great Designer in our Spotlight these next 2 weeks!! Danielle Young! Don't forget that her CT's are giving away a new Quickpage a day on her CT Blog! I just stopped in over there and they are really nice! You don't want to miss out on this!


So, I am having a hard time getting The DST Gallery to load today, so I am going to pull my 2 featured layouts from another gallery I really love. Nuts4Digi!

First up is.

I just love this!! Its simplicity is breathtaking..... Yet when you look carefully you realize there is more to this layout, The blending of the photo being so very subtle. I Love the placement of the word "Love" and the glitter elements. Just really a Beautiful Layout!!
Please stop by her page at N4D, and leave her some love!

Next up is....

Isn't this just Adorable!!! I love her extractions here, specially the one of her son fixing to climb up the ladder! But what I love most is probably how she pinned her papers together! Absolutely a gorgeous touch to the layout! Her shadowing is wonderful too!! Please everyone, stop by her page at Nuts4Digi and leave her some love!

I don't know about you all, but its been a slow scrapping month for me. Christmas just seems to be taking up most of my time. Or the weather kills my energy. If you haven't been able to scrap, and don't have a layout of your own to link up... please link up one that you just really love from any Gallery of your choice. Every link you submit gives you another chance at winning the $10 GC from Danielle Young.... plus, it just lets us see a wide variety of layouts... and more importatly, leave Genuine Love for others! So, please... Link us up to the layout you saw today that stole your breath, or made you think, or made you smile.. We'd really like to see and leave love too! Mr Linky resides right under the two Retro Girls at the top of the blog, and he'd be most gracious to except your link! ;)

With that I leave you till next Wednesday! Stay warm everyone!

Live, Love, Laugh..... and Scrap Often!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

12*16 Tuesdays with Christy

Hello my wonderful praisers. It seems a little quiet around here lately. Mr. Linky is starting to get a bit lonely, don't forget for every link you leave you have a chance at a $10 GC from Danielle Young Designs.

I thought I'd spotlight a couple of pages from Danielle's CT. It's always fun to see a different style represented from people.

This first one is from scrappychic:

This is one so sweet and simple by Dumpty:

This last one is by me *grins*

And on Friday it will be the QP that is given away during Danielle's 12 Days of Christmas QP giveaway -- don't forget to stop by the teamblog each day for the latest page.

Now here are a few pages that caught my eye, please stop and leave them some love.
This is a CD calendar page by K Scrappy:

And this last page just totally puts me in the Christmas spirit -- it's by tiffanydimples:

Well that's it for me today, sorry I am posting a bit late -- been a long school day at our house.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Monday!!

I am having my best Monday in December so far. This is the first all fall that I am not attending a 7 Am class! Yippee! So I will be brief today. Just wanted to remind you that we are spotlighting Danielle Young who has stores at both Oscraps and A Cherry On Top. You can view yesterdays spotlight for previews of her latest work. I am warning you it is beautiful!! But before you go link any layout to Mr Linky (see the retro girls for directions) and you will have a chance to win a 10$ to Danielle's store!! You have two weeks so link as many layouts as you can. We promise to leave you thoughtful comments!!

Let' see what layouts we can feature today!!

Here is Schlumpeljul's I Love You
This is so simple and pretty! The white space is striking!
My Random Pick is from mommaholly5 called Rainbow!

Ok, I am telling you its the smile I love. My daughter has such a cheesier like that and I love to get her to do it for me. The quote really adds a spunky feel to the page!!

Ok, praisers I am outta here but dont forget to stop by Danielle's blog and grab the first freebie for her 12 days of Christmas!!! And if u plan on shopping on her store enjoy 25% off your purchase with this code.

dy-praise! <<<< I am not sure if the ! is included

K! Bye!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

12*14 Spotlight Sunday

Hello Praisers. I hope your weekend is going well. I am here to present our spotlight designer for the next two weeks. I am excited because she is a designer I CT for. Her name is Danielle Young and she sells at Oscraps and A Cherry on Top.

Here is a little peak at some of her designs:

Danielle is as she puts it a Georgia Peach, born and raised. She is a newlywed and has a gorgeous black lab. She has been designing for almost a year now and digi scrapping for two. Danielle has her own blog -- check it out: Danielle's blog. Stop by and sign up for her newsletter.

Her CT also have a teamblog where we host challenges and offer inspiration. Right now we are giving away a QP a day for the next twelve days. Come have a look see.

Danielle is also offering a $10 GC to a random player who links up a LO in Mr. Linky. I will draw the winner in two weeks -- so link us up. She is also offering 25% off in her store at Oscraps -- just use the code dy-praise!