Wednesday, March 28, 2012

project life week 12

well this was another rough week. but we made it through. i've been procrastinating about finishing this one. it sat for a few days without journaling. not a lot of details this week. fairly clean and simple. tfl!

valorie wibbens pockets 3 & templates the lilypad
erica hernadez indexed kits two peas
gennifer bursett writer's block weekly cards design house digital

Monday, March 26, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

custom chubby pencils

these would make great grandparent gifts!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

fonts for project life

includes title fonts & journaling fonts.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

week 11 project life

i feel like maybe i don't need to share these. i mean they are really not anything earth shattering. but maybe it will inspire someone to just do this simply! you can click them to make them bigger!

valorie wibbens pockets #3 - the lily pad
audrey neal neutral stock - design house digital
gina miller bliss journalers 1 & 2 - the lily pad
amy wolf mega label pack - the lily pad
eva kipler my happiness kit (star) - sweet shoppe designs
tattered pear - this and that’s - the lily pad
emily merritt - highlight of the week cards - the lily pad
amy martin - bracket it up weekdays - the lily pad
three paper peonies - everyday journaling cards - oscraps
gennifer bursett check it journaling cards - design house digital
robyn meierotto everyday papers & die cut flags - design house digital
designs by lili - customizable journaling cards 1 - the lily pad

25 fonts for the font snob

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

winner winner chicken dinner

drumroll please...the winner of the $5 DHD gift card is....

congrats ali! contact me at celestefsmith AT gmail DOT com and i'll send you the prize! 

pretty labels

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

printable days of the week pl cards

project life week 10

used bits and pieces from penny springmann's this is life march kit. as you can see the second page is my second saturday photos. reused the little tag from last month and i think i'll just use it for the year.

Monday, March 12, 2012

second saturday - march edition

while most of you are taking your 12 on the 12th photos today. i completed my march second saturday on saturday. it was no small feat! i didn't remember until around 11am while driving adam back and forth from doctor's appointments.

the images are different sizes and a bit catty whompus because it is my second page in week 10 project life as well and the template photos are not all the same sizes to fit in the pockets.

here are the deets (left to right from the top)
  • i caught terry and sam making faces in the mirror together - terry asked if they look alike? what do you think?
  • vitamins! i've been so good about taking them every day since i got this holder. so it makes me look like a granny - i'm okay with that!
  • i didn't even realize it was second saturday until we were driving adam to a doctor's appt. he had a fever for 5 days and this photo was taken before his chest xray. turns out he has pneumonia - this was minutes before he fainted in the xray room. scared me to death!
  • didn't drive me to drink though! lol rob bought this for terry as a thank you for fixing jackson's laptop - i thought the light coming through the bottom of it and the label were very cool! i took a sip later - firewater really!
  • the boy scout coordinator came over to talk with terry about adam and boy scouting. we signed him up and he was given his neckerchief, numbers and book.
  • adam spent most of the week lying on the couch like this - with woody sleeping right on top of him.  
  • what would a saturday be without a tall blonde (lol) from starbucks?
  • a very unhealthy lunch - adam has not eaten much all week when he said he wanted burger king i said fine. 
  • sam decided to take an afternoon bath. he was in there for an hour playing and talking.
  • i took sam to barnes and noble. he couldn't resist the lorax and he picked out a book.
  • oh my pinkberry is so yum. this is sam's pomegranate yogurt with brownie bits, strawberries, mango and raspberries topped with the pomegranate sauce (which is to die for!)
  • one of the perks of being married to an ex-chef is fabulous dinners. here we have ny strip topped with a bourbon mushroom sauce with portobellos and wild mushrooms served with the best mashed potatoes and lovely asparagus seasoned perfectly. it was delicious!
are you doing 12 on the 12th - link me up if you post i'd love to see!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

DHD Mad March Memories Blog Hop

hi and welcome to the Design House Digital Mad March Memories blog hop. you may have come here from the fabulous celeste knight's blog. (i love her name don't you?) if not, be sure to go back to the beginning and gather up all the goodness in the hop!

first off, i'm going to share a little tip with you. it's funny how we all have little things we do in photoshop that make our lives easier and other photoshop users do the same thing differently. this tip is about organizing your open windows. i like to use a lot of patterned paper on my pages. so i drag all of the papers in a kit into photoshop, then i use WINDOW - ARRANGE- FLOAT ALL IN WINDOWS then i select WINDOW = ARRANGE - TILE. this might be a little different in photoshop elements, play around a bit i'm sure it's right there! i pull my layout out and layer it over the other open windows then i can just clip my papers to the spaces on my page.

i made this page the other day which i just love! i thought i'd share the template here in case anyone wants to play! if you make something with it, share it in the gallery over at design house digital so i can see!

and as you are gathering LETTERS, my letter to give you is A

oh and last but not least, please leave a comment below to be entered in a drawing to win a $5 gift certificate to the design house digital store. i'll draw a winner on wednesday morning.

thanks for stopping by! your next stop is the oh so talented erica coombs.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

crystal wilkerson

has some gorgeous new templates and project life cards available in her shop. she also has the freebie above on her blog. be sure to check it out!

Monday, March 05, 2012

calvinball update

well i'm at 16 points because of some cock-a-mamie rules that folks are making up.

you can join in the fun and the jeering over here.

if you play along here is a little animated gif!

and if i blog about calvinball i get a point. make that 17!

simple scrapper premium template

a quick share of a page i did with a Template from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership.

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping."

Sunday, March 04, 2012

project life week 9

this week i put a lot more effort in. i'm not entirely sure it's worth it. here is week 9.

jennifer barrette & kristin cronin barrow everyday storytelling kit sweet shoppe designs
penny springmann & shawna clingerman noel kit sweet shoppe designs (snowflake frame)
jennifer barrette in the city kit sweet shoppe designs (bottle cap)
jennifer barrette & sahlin studio vintage carnival kit sweet shoppe designs (rating stars)
jennifer barrette & valorie wibbens toothless grin kit sweet shoppe designs (tooth)
lauren reid transformers photo breakdowns - the lilypad
gennifer bursett photo journalers design house digital
robyn meierotto - cut it out frame cards design house digital
design editor photo titles & days of the week labels
erica hernandez instaframes v1 2Ps
ali edways days & months handdrawn and hello life boxes designer digitals
amy wolff megalabels the lily pad
becca bonnevillw hands across the gulf kit 2ps (arrow)
valorie wibbens pockets #3 the lilypad
fonts: another typewriter, cocktail shaker

Saturday, March 03, 2012


it's the beginning of a new month (usually we do february), which means it’s time for the great scrapbook race! for the past few years doris sander, paula gilarde, torm and I race to see who can complete the most projects during a one month period. there is no prize – just bragging rights and of course the thrill of completing a bunch of projects in one month. well, there’s also the opportunity to trash talk your opponents!

typically, doris calls the rules calvin ball and she makes them up as we go. to start layouts and projects of any size count for one point each. cards and mini-album pages will count for a half point each. so we'll see, usually i win  because well those other three are lame (yes there is the trash talk), but this year i'm not going to make any extra effort. just do what i normally do - i feel kind-hearted and maybe i'll let one of them win. bwa ha ha! or maybe just maybe i'll hold back my numbers and post some outrageous number with proof before the end of the month. i'm low on cards, maybe it's time to make a few hundred b-day cards. ;) ya just never know.

here's one of my first layouts for the month. i ahve another i can't show it's for a digimorph over at design house digital. and i made 6 simple cards this am. that puts me at FIVE. watch out ladies!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

simple scrapper march

Sketch template from Simple Scrapper's Premium Membership
Robyn Meierotto's Happy Day kit at Design House Digital

the march simple scrapper templates should be up and available! go check it out!