friends & coffee | retirement sale

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while. And if you care about scrapbooking. My guess is that you’ve noticed that I’ve been on a couple of Creative Teams. The one I’ve been on the longest is the team working with Sweet Tomato Designs product, and I’ve loved my stay there. Sadly Cara, the designer, have decided to step down from designing. I’m really going to miss her and her bold colors! Luckily she doesn’t retire as an online friend :)

Here is a page done with her latest kit Fallish:

Friends & Coffee
(Click image for credits and journaling)

Right now she has a huge sale at her store, but there is only one day left(!)

Here are a few of my favorite kits:

Please run over to her store and give her a good goodbye sale! Thanks.

My Favorite Spot | Digital Scrapbooking

Summer Favorite | Hipstamatic

I just knew, that all the thinking and photographing of Favorites back in August, would be food for my scrapbook pages for months to come; in fact I made this one below after only three days of capturing – and I can feel a few more coming along as the fall sets into a new winter.

This first part of September have been rather busy as it always is when everything starts back up again. Lots of good conversations and plans in the making at work, though and lots of photos to share and memories to capture on digital (and traditional) scrapbook pages as the light day time gets shorter and the dark evenings gets longer here in the north. I’m so glad for belonging to a couple great Creative Teams and I get plenty of inspiration for my scrapbook pages from my fellow team members. Love that.

a favorite place to sit
credits: papers and elements from All About Me collab by Scrap Orchard Designers as part of The Digi Files for September 2011, font: Gimme Space

I have a favorite place to sit down. It’s the front step on the farm house back home. It brings back so many good memories from both my childhood and adult life. It makes me feel calmer and more at peace.

I’ve been sitting here talking with friends or members of our family more times than I can count. I’ve been sitting here in the morning with my coffee and a book, happy for a little time on my own.  I’ve been sitting here in the summer as the sun sets behind the mountain, enjoying the last few rays of sunshine. I’ve been sitting here gazing down over our fields, just letting the thoughts wander.

Today I barely had time to sit down and make MT take a photo of me before it got too dark. But I’ll be back one of these days preferably with a cup of coffee in my hand or a book to read. Trying to grab what’s left of the summer feeling.   [August 2011]

This time I used products from this month’s Digi Files, from The Daily Digi. I’ve been a follower of the site since it launched and love all the great information found there as well as the new products available each month. I’m now on the creative team for the site, and love it there!

If you want to get to know the owner, Steph, a little bit better you can listen to an interview she did with Tim Conley of the Foolish Adventure, or you can listen to the digi podcast she produces, The Digi Show. I love that show and can’t wait for new shows starting next week :D Feels like I’m talking to some good old friends about the passion we all share for scrapbooking. Off course, they can’t hear me talking to them, but still, I share plenty of laughs with them non the less.

So, where do you go for inspiration to feed your passion?!

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Layouts to Share | The Daily Digi

It’s the last day of the month and I wanted to give a plug for The Digi Files from The Daily Digi. And to show off the layouts I made for July (off course). I’ll squish it in here in between all the Week In The Life stuff going on right now :D

MT were beyond thrilled about his new bike.

THE BIG BOY BIKE

The Big Boy Bike
credits: template, papers and elements from A Day At The Beach by Lilypad designers as part of The Digi Files for July 2011 | font: Typewriter Scribbled and 28 Days Later

When I got there you met me with the usual: ‘What are you doing here so early?!’ I saw a little anger in your eyes, you really don’t want me to pick you up until the closing time. But this time I had to: ‘We’re going to buy you a bike’, I answered. Instantly you started smiling, from ear to ear and you started jumping around hugging you friends while shouting out: ‘I’m going to get a bike!’. And then we went out to the car and you were still bubbly happy. ‘I’m getting a new bike’. You’ve been waiting for this since your birthday in April, I think you might have worried that this day might never come. But today it did. Enjoy your new big boy bike my son :)

bought: Thursday June 9th 2011
put together: Friday June 10th 2011

FIRST SWIM OF THE SEASON

first swim of the season (2011)
Credits: alpha, papers and elements from Summer Memories by Studio Rosey Posey as part of The Digi Files for July 2011 | font: Typewriter Scribbled, Scriptina and Herculanum

A good friend visiting. A little barbecue planned, by the lake. A beautiful, although slightly windy day. Some time to spend together. No reason not to dip your toes into the water. The two of you dipped your whole bodies, I might add, I stuck to the dipping my toes thing. It was a bit cold, but not too bad (again according to you brave guys, my toes felt a bit chilly…). This was an afternoon well spent! Hoping to do it again soon :D
(June 3rd 2011, Sandvatn lake, Telemark)

SUMMER LISTS

Summer Lists
credits: papers, alpha and elements from by Sahlin Studio as part of The Digi Files for July 2011

MAMA’S LIST:
* go fishing, biking or bathing with MT
* read one good book (at least)
* take lots of photos
* have breakfast in the sunshine
* go visit or get visited by family and friends
* light candles outside on a warm summer night
* barbecue in the back yard
* do ‘week in the life’ with Ali Edwards
* enjoy long light evenings
* scrapbooking

MT’S LIST:
* go fishing
* go bathing
* go biking
* visit Grandma and Grandpa
* be outside
* pick flowers
* play badminton
* eat ice cream
* celebrate a birthday
* buy a baseball bat

A lot of great digital products this month as usual. Remember this is the last day to purchase the July edition of The Digi Files. Tomorrow is a new Game on.

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