Category Archives: Layouts

December Layouts for GDS and SNS!

I guess I had better play catch up here on this post!  Trying to finish up all my assignments over at GDS and fit in a couple of extra layouts too.  With all the festivities of the holidays, I ended up finishing up most of my layouts this week for my GDS Supreme Team assignment.  Hard to believe that I am half way through my term at GDS!  I have to say that I am very happy with my layouts for GDS.

Here are my latest…

Using “Caresse” by Princess Designs

Being 3 is so much fun!

Using “Christmas Charme” by Verena Designs

Dreaming of Christmas

Using “Flowering Moments” by Scrap Angie

A Moment in Time

Using Merry and Bright Bundle from Andrea Gold


Finally, here is a layout using Stephanne’s new Life 365 products available exclusively at One Story Down!

The Best Hugs

Thanks for stopping by.  I am participating in the DSF Blog Train in January, so don’t forget to stop back by on Tuesday to pick up my part.

Happy New Year!


“Winter’s Frost” from Designs by Marcie & Survey for Connie Prince

Wow, as Christmas approaches it is harder and harder to find time to create my layouts for GDS. Well, last night I was up until nearly 2:30 a.m. working on this layout. I ended up finishing it up this morning and I am very happy with the results.

We celebrate Family Day in our family on February 24th each year in commemoration of Jack’s Gotcha Day. Each year we take time to spend time with just our family. Before Jack could choose for himself, we would go to Fort Wayne, Indiana, and go to the play area at the mall or Chuck E Cheese. In 2011, we decided to stay closer to home due to the weather and went to the ice skating rink in Jackson. Another tradition we started on Family Day is to take a photo booth photo each year. It is getting much more difficult to squeeze into the photo booth together, but it is fun to see how the kids react to it.

Here is my layout of John teaching Peyton to skate.

I created this layout using “Winter’s Frost” from Designs by Marcie available at GDS.

Before you go… Designs by Connie Prince is hosting a survey for her Project 2013 series.  Go take the survey.  It doesn’t take but a few minutes!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a Merry Christmas…not sure if I will find time to post before Christmas, but I will try.

Blue Rhapsody Collab Layout

As the advertising manager for Aimee Harrison Design Studios, I have the opportunity to play with all of Aimee’s designs before they are released. I usually make some freebies for giveaways on the blog and newsletter. She also offers freebies on her Facebook page and at some of the stores. This week I created a Christmas tree out of the frames and elements in the new collaboration kit “Blue Rhapsody”. This kit is full of beautiful snow-covered elements with deep blue backgrounds. This is the frame I created for the newsletter freebie this week that I used for my Christmas layout of our family Christmas pictures in front of our tree.

Blue Christmas Collection by Aimee Harrison Design Studios, Designs by Brigit and Nibbles Skribbles

Blue Christmas Collection

Thanks for stopping by.

Praying for those families affected by the CT shooting yesterday. Hug your babies a little tighter today and pray for their continued safety.

GDS Designer Contest Update…and a new layout!

My final submission for the Go Digital Scrapbooking Designer Contest was this “Welcome Winter” kit.

Welcome Winter by {K}squared Designs

The download links have expired at this time, but I will hopefully be offering this kit with some extra add-ons at a later date. Needless to say, I did not win the Go Digital Designer contest. Though I was very disappointed, I learned a lot through the process and am proud to have made it to the final round with some very talented designers. A big congratulations to Tricia of Seoul 2 Seoul Designs.

After two weeks of getting ready for the holidays, I have finally found a minute to sit down and scrap my first layout for the Supreme Team this month! The Collab kit for Dec 2012 is “Christmas Past”. This kit is beautiful. Here is my layout about Christmas Traditions.

Christmas Traditions

Thanks for stopping by. Have a happy holiday…if I don’t blog before then. 🙂

Thank you … and new layouts

Thank you for the positive response to my GDS Designer Contest Round 1 Entry. I have maxed out my bandwidth allowance at, so I have updated my links. Please let me know if you are having any problems with the download.

I have managed to scrap a few layouts this week.

All Boy Layout
Letter to Heaven Layout
Lakeside Fun Layout
Too Stinking Cute Layout

Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you! Kim

Simple Scrapper Challenge

This month Simple Scrapper monthly challenge is to use a map, paper or scanned, or a map -themed paper in a new layout.

I can’t seem to find my first layout, so here is one I did this past weekend for our trip to Disney this summer.


Credits:  Pretty in Green “Template Mix 1” template: Snips and Snails Designs “Wish You Were Here” kit; Jennifer Labre “Magical Moments” kit; Designs by Connie Prince “Main Street Magic” kit; Additional photos from Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa website; Disney World Post Card images from misc. websites; State of Florida map from; Font:  Just Realize

The random draw winner will win a $15 print credit from Persnickety Prints, my personal favorite printer!

Farewell to my Creative Teams and Looking Forwardd

Today, I completed my final layout and links for the creative teams I have served on recently.  The girls at Scrapping Artistry have been so good to me!  This was the first team I joined because a designer came to me instead of me applying to join.  I am sad to be leaving, but happy about the choices I am able to make right now.

I am excited to start down the road with Aimee Harrison Design Studios as the Advertising and Marketing Manager!  Aimee’s products are available at her personal store, theStudio and Divine Digital.  Aimee’s kits are full of elements and beautiful papers.  They are quality kits for a reasonable price!  I look forward to this new opportunity.  You can find us on Facebook too!

I am continuing to work as Advertising Manager for Snips and Snails Designs as well.  Stephanne’s products are available at Divine Digital and theStudio.  Stephanne’s kits are a wonderful mix of textures and high quality elements.  You can find us on Facebook also.

Aimee and Stephanne have teamed up again with another great designer to create another beautiful collab kit that will be released next week.  You won’t want to miss this one!  Absolutely stunning!

Well, I’m off to advertise a bit before bed.  Take care and happy scrapping!