Monday, July 27, 2009

Blog Train

Welcome to the Merkeley Designs CT blog train!

What are we celebrating? Merkeley Designs' Designer Spotlight at Oscraps of course! Check out this link to see what a great challenge and freebie she has in store for you.

We, proud members of Merkeley Design's Creative Team, have LOADS of surprises and goodies waiting for you at each station - and all are FREE, no strings attached!!! You don't want to miss a single stop! All the freebies coordinate with her new kit "Get Together" which is on sale this week.

Without further ado, here is a preview of my freebie.

You can download my quickpage by clicking here. The password is "zume04".

Here is the list of all the blog train stops where you can find all of our fabulous freebies:
Mrsaboyer (Andrea)
Hondachicc (Linda)
Macsgal (Gina)
snappy2003 (Dawn)
Jhawkeye (Kate)
Madi (Diane)
Madigirl (Maya)
Scribler (me)
Twinsies (Carrin)

Have fun with the hunt and happy scrapping!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Alternate Layout

Earlier today, I uploaded my layout for Round 2 of Battle of the Creative Teams at DigiScrapAddicts. For round one, my layout came together for me quite easily. I cannot say the same about this week's layout. Our challenge for this week was to pick a musical theme for all of our layouts. My team, Merkee's Menagerie, chose Disney Songs. I chose "A Dream is a Wish a Heart Makes" from "Cinderella". I ended up having the hardest time coming up with a layout that I liked and met all the elements we had chosen as a team. Here is what I finally came up with.

(You can see full credits here.)

After I finished this layout, I created a second to see if my team liked it better. I ended up not even submitting it to them, because it lacked some of the agreed upon elements (and adding on one of them would not have worked at all with the new layout). However, I really did like the layout, even though it is simple, so I am sharing it with my blog readers.

(You can see full credits here.)

I'll have to admit that the second layout is probably my favorite of the two. Probably cause I think it really reflects how I feel about my sweetie. Next month we will be celebrating eight years of marriage and I feel so blessed to be married to my hubby. I really couldn't have asked for more in a man and I love him more than I can possible express on my blog. I think this layout does offer a glimpse in to how much I love him.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Come Back Monday

That's right. I just want to let y'all know that you definitely want to stop by my blog on Monday and here's why.

My blog is a part of the blog train and there are going to be a lot of great goodies available on the train. So, stop by Monday and see what you can get.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Voting Has Commenced

The voting for round one of Battle of the Creative Teams. Voting will take place until 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, July 21. I would love it if you would vote for the team I am on, Merkee's Menagerie. You can vote here. The Merkee's Menagerie link will take you to a thread showing all of our layouts. Remember you don't have to be a digiscrapper to vote.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Battle of the Creative Teams Week 1

Yesterday, I uploaded my first layout for the Battle of the Creative Teams over at DigiScrapAddicts. My team is Merkee's Menagerie and I think we really worked well together in picking a theme for our layouts. I hope the next three weeks go as well as this one.

For week one, we had to create a white space layout. Each team also had to choose a color theme. Our team chose a brown with blue color theme. White space isn't an easy thing for me, but I think I did a pretty good job anyway. You can judge for yourself. Here is the layout I created.

(Credits can be found here.)

I highly recommend you take a moment and checkout the gallery for the Battle of the Creative teams. It's an opportunity to see some amazing layouts from some very talented people.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Battle of the Creative Teams.

The Battle of the Creative Teams begins this week over at DigiScrapAddicts. I am playing on Merkeley Designs team. The contest runs from July 15 - August 12. Each week, each member of a team creates a layout using products from their designer. In other words, all of my layouts will be using products from Merkeley Designs. Since Merkeley has such great products, it won't be a problem. And the other girls on the team create such great layouts, that I know we are going to do well. :O)

Each week, I hope to come back here and post my layout for the week. I have kind of gotten out of the habit of sharing my layouts here, so hopefully this will get me back on track.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Blogging from my Palm Pre

This is just an experiment in the feasibility of blogging via my Pre. The biggest problem is the need to keep scrolling over to see what I've typed. On the plus side it provides me with another means of entertaining myself.

Now I have a question I want to pose for my readers. Am I the only one who ends up with followers doing marketing via twitter every time I do a retweet?

Friday, July 03, 2009

Sale from Michelle Batton

Anyone looking for a sale? Michelle Batton has just had a baby girl, so she just does not have the time to maintain three stores. Michelle's designs will still be available at and Faith Sisters, but she is closing her store at Sunshine Studio Scraps. And that is good news for you, because she is having a sale until her store closes on July 15th.

Don't let this great opportunity to save on Michelle's wonderful designs pass you by.