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My Summer Fun lists

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The challenge: write out a summer “bucket list” of things you are going to do, or things that you dream of doing this summer.  This was posted on My Scrapbook Art, from Home Is Where the Art Is newsletter designer’s challenge.  You can get the free “Juicy” digital kit if you are subscribed to the newsletter…and I must say, their free kits are always totally worth it!!  So if you want to do the Designer’s Challenge, you make up a digital layout using the free kit and post it to their gallery here.
This is my page:

I always have a bunch of things that I want to do in the summer….always hoping that I will get to do them all!!  But realistically I know that we can only do so much each summer!  So first I wrote out a Will Do list, to focus on the positive=the things that I know I will do.  Then I did add in my wishlist….like, every summer I really really want to go berry picking, but it just hasn’t happened for many summers!!  But I still dream about it!  This page has 2 short lists, as I was trying to get loads of laundry done today to get us ready for summer camp.  So far we are not close to being ready and our surprisingly hot weather sure has slowed things down for our packing!! 🙂  I’ve been thinking that I WILL NOT COMPLAIN about the cold weather this fall and winter.  I’ve decided I’m a cold-weather gal.  Just can’t function in really hot weather.  I was spoiled by growing up living in the “Land of Eternal Spring” with lovely perfect weather almost all year round…..Guatemala 🙂 not too hot, not too cold, not too too rainy or dry……!

Do you have a list of summer activities that you want to do?  Wish to do?  or would you rather not have any lists and just relax and take it one day at a time?? 🙂

from the digital pickle barrel…

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For yesterday, today and tomorrow only, there’s a great sale on…the Pickle Barrel at Pickleberrypop.com!!!

Pickleberrypop was one of the very very first sites that I found for digital scrapbooking supplies….and I loved it! So graphic and fun.  Back then it was based in Australia (I’m not sure if it still is) and I was introduced to a very different style of scrapbooking.  Right now there are a bunch of digital kits from various designers, that are all color-coordinated with each other, but with different themes, and they are each on sale for $1!! Just go to the Pickle Barrel.  They are great for mixing and matching, so I picked up a few yesterday.  This time I bought 2 kits with predone pages, so very quick for slapping on a photo…which is what I did.  It literally took me 5 minutes to put this together: (except I didn’t do any journalling, a big weakness of mine)

that’s from a Lindsey Jane kit, really fun colors, great for spring!

Then I felt like typing out some lyrics to a song I listen to with the kids, so I grabbed another predone page and just did the typing and used the alpha set that came with the Out of This World kit to do the title….so fun!

this song has a lot to do with a bizarro experience that we had in Guatemala, which I will post about later! 😉

 such a fun kit by Trixie Scraps for boys and outerspace stuff.

Here’s a peek at something else I’m working on and will post about soon:

I’ve got rainbows and owls on the brain!

and the winner is…

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Here’s the layout for the “winner” of my little bonus challenge the other day (was that the next to last post?).  I was just wondering if someone would notice that all the St. Patrick’s day digital scrapbook layouts that I posted had the same journaling, but this smart lady guessed that there are coins in the layouts and the word coincidence….get it….”coin” cidence?  That was pretty good!! (and she was the first one to message me back!)  so here’s her “lucky” layout!!

The layout is made with Paula Kesselring’s digital kit called “Lucky”. You can scroll back through my St. Paddy’s day posts if you want to find the link to buy it in her shop! 😉 Top O’ the Morning to ya (ok, evening…..)

Design trends

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Design trends

I have been noticing these trends in design popping up in all sorts of places: home decor, digital and traditional scrapbooking, cakes, photos/frames, clothes, just about everywhere!

Some of them have been around for quite awhile, but continue to be super popular. I’m sure there are many others, but these are the ones that jumped out at me today, and  I just felt like whipping up some examples with my new digital kit 🙂

Chevrons are all over the place lately, not just gas-stations!  I must say that I like them!!

Woodgrain is everywhere: real and retro-looking fake stuff 🙂

Washi tape, a patterned tape from Japan, is being used in all sorts of decorating, from taping your photos to walls, crafts, and even digital tape for your digital scrapbooking layouts!  So cool, but I only own the digital version! Just waiting to get some real stuff.

Cute banners and pennants have been “in” for a long time, but doesn’t look like they are going “out” anytime soon…

Buttons never go out of style!

Brackets are used in hundreds of ways for decorating scrapbook layouts :{0

I’ve especially seen lots of peach and coral colors lately….

Have polka dots ever gone out of style? They sure haven’t in my “likes”….

Well, I’m not sure exactly how popular rainbows are in everything, but they sure are in cake-making 😉 and in my mind, too, I just am loving rainbows! Especially in food.

What other trends and popular stuff have you been noticing?

Here’s a page I made with this fun and “trendy” digital kit:

I think today might be the last day that this kit is for sale, but if you like it, grab it tonight for $1.99, what a deal!   You can find it here: http://www.myscrapbookart.com/msamagazine/?p=4404 it’s in the digi magazine Home is Where the Art Is.  Here is the preview for the kit called Spring-A-Ling: