Digital Scrapbooking en-us Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:44:47 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 Skim boarding <a href=";title=skim-boarding&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="skim_boarding.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="skim_boarding.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Loving these new Layered Templates! Perfect for a day of skim-boarding at the shore. Katie Pertiet: To the Sea Layered Templates [u][b][url=]To the Sea Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scripted Word Lines: Positivity Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Double D Studios: Layerworks No. 467 Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Long Wave Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:24:37 +0000 Up up and away <a href=";title=up-up-and-away&amp;cat=1386"><img class="imgborder" title="Up_up_and_away.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Up_up_and_away.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: There is a brand new [u][b][url=]Page Makeover Challenge[/u][/b][/url] up on the DD blog today. Hope you'll play along. It is a great chance to redo a page from the past! For this one, I chose my very first page that I ever posted in the Designer Digitals Gallery. I've never been entirely happy with it, but didn't ever bother to fix it. [b][url=;title=spidy-boys&amp;cat=500]This is the 'before' page![/b][/url] Katie Pertiet: Lila Bleu Solids and Stripes **coming soon** [u][b][url=]Alandia Tropics Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bakers Twine Assortment No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]DelMar Shores Complete Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lens Flare Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Oceania Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Schmeared Blocks No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tidewater Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 13[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Tropics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Photo Clusters No. 16[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Long Wave Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:46:50 +0000 Take me away <a href=";title=take-me-away&amp;cat=1218"><img class="imgborder" title="Take_me_away.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Take_me_away.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Talk about a quick page!! Actually, I had an idea already in my head but just didn't know which photo to use. This one along with the new products and the new fabulous [u][b][url=]iTunes Inspiration Challenge[/u][/b][/url] on the blog and it didn't take me much time at all! Katie Pertiet: Water Seashells No.1 **coming soon** Dalese Solids and Stripes **coming soon** Lila Bleu Solids and Stripes **coming soon** [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 40[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 13[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Factory Words Summer Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: Hello Life Vol.12 **coming soon**<br /><br />8 comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:19:39 +0000 This summer <a href=";title=this-summer&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="Willem_summer.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Willem_summer.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Definitely a summer of adjustment for everyone. Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Factory Words Summer Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 13[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: [u][b][url=]Readymade Journalers: Summer[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Yo Summer Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Prep School Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] Journaling: It is an interesting summer for Willem. He is no longer the youngest of the cousins and isnít getting as much attention from the adults. Also, where he usually plays with Bas all the time, he now has to share his brother as Bas becomes friends with Julie. It is probably a good thing because he needs to learn to do things alone which he has almost never had to do before. Still, it is hard to see him alone trying to figure it out. One benefit is that he is learning to play better with his sister.<br /><br />7 comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 04:12:58 +0000 At the sea <a href=";title=at-the-sea&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="at_the_sea.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="at_the_sea.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: My niece Lily at the beach - boy does she know how to have fun in the sand!! Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]To the Sea Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Malene Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 464[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Monthly For The Win Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:56:15 +0000 Summer vacation Day 1 <a href=";title=summer-vacation-day-1&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Summer_vacation_Day_1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Summer_vacation_Day_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: The new Counting Days Layered Template is perfect for an album that I will do for our summer at the cabin! I recoloured a bit to make it fit the photos which were all pink and turquoise blue! I'm thinking that I will use the template on the left and a grid on the right to fit in more photos. Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Family Time Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Counting Days Layered Templates Part No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Kerava Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bold and Scripted Today Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Drawn Sentiment Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 456[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />4 comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:56:18 +0000 Red, White and Blue <a href=";title=red-2c-white-and-blue&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="4th2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="4th2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Katie Pertiet: Wood Veneer Americana Freebie [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 10[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sparkling Stars[/url][/b][/u] MBS: [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden[/url][/b][/u] Journaling: Although we are not American, the kids celebrate the 4th as if they were! It is probably because we are usually in America at the cabin on that day. I think that it is also because here, people really know how to celebrate. This tiny speck of a town gets thousands of people out (albeit many Canadians as well) for a very well done parade with floats and everything. Not bad for a town of about 1500. Such spirit and fun that we often donít see at home. font: Pea Devon<br /><br />9 comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:06:32 +0000 Prince Charming <a href=";title=prince-charming&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="prince_charming1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="prince_charming1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: I can almost never snap a photo of this guy because he doesn't like the camera or me taking photos of him! A friend of mine who stayed at the cabin overnight was able to get this one of him which is probably one of the best that I have! That smile just melts my heart. Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Brushed Words Boys Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dragon Trainer Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Multimedia Quatrefoils No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Misted Silhouettes Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] (brads recoloured) Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Wind Whispers Mini-Kit[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: Layerworks No. 462 (staple and misted brush)<br /><br />11 comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:03:36 +0000 Make a splash <a href=";title=make-a-splash&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Make_a_splash.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Make_a_splash.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: A little slow to get this one done but it is because I am on vacation and enjoying the time with the kids! Loved the inspiration for the Saturday Scraplift! It was perfect for the photo of my daughter who wasn't super happy about having forgotten her bathing suit. I loved the expression on her face coming out of the cold water and splashing with her friend and brothers. Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 13[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Kerava Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] MBS: [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 59[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:45:34 +0000 Waves - Just my Type Challenge <a href=";title=waves-just-my-type-challenge&amp;cat=790"><img class="imgborder" title="waves5.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="waves5.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Thought I would take a stab at the new Type Challenge on the [b][u][url=]blog![/b] Wasn't sure where to start but thought I would blend in some photos from the beach the other day. Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Painted Sealife Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tidewater Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Beach For The Win Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Timely Date Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] MBS: [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 59[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />17 comments Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:55:23 +0000 Seaglass beach <a href=";title=seaglass-beach&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="seaglass_beach.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="seaglass_beach.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Love all the new colours coming into the store! Katie Pertiet: Big Chalky Arrows **coming soon** Kerava Collection **coming soon** [u][b][url=]Photo and Journal Clusters No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Atlantic Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]DelMar Shores Complete Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Oceania Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: Layer Works No. 460 **coming soon** Readymade borders July **coming soon** Lynn Grieveson: Wind Whispers kit **coming soon** Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Beach For The Win Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:03:59 +0000 the_start <a href=";title=the-start&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="the_start.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="the_start.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: This is a re-do of a page for my Bellevue album. It is what the final page looked like once I decided to do the album in portrait as opposed to landscape. Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Getaway Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Memories 6x8 Layered Template Album[/url][/b][/u] I'm trying [url=]Artifact Uprising [/url] for the softcover album. Will let you know the results! So excited to try a new publisher.<br /><br />2 comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 03:48:16 +0000 Friends=goodness <a href=";title=friends-3dgoodness&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="friends_goodness.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="friends_goodness.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Quick page from the beginning of our Galiano Island weekend! Katie Pertiet: Blendables Layered Template No.38 **coming soon** Toned Paint Masks No.1 **coming soon** [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: Wind Whispers kit **coming soon** Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Thank You Friend Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:48:36 +0000 Cozy bed <a href=";title=cozy-bed&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="cozy_bed.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cozy_bed.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: So after much debate, I decided to go with the portrait layout of the album from our girls' weekend. Just seemed to suit the photos a bit more. This was one page from it although it didn't have the great word art from Ali when I sent it to the printer...too bad! Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Evening Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Memories 6x8 Layered Template Album[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 02:36:43 +0000 5 Tricks: Travel with kids <a href=";title=5-tricks-3a-travel-with-kids&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="5_travel_tips.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="5_travel_tips.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: OK, I admit that I took a slightly different take on this [u][b][url=]challenge[/u][/b][/url]. Instead of 5 things I like or dislike, I did 5 travel tips with kids that I have found invaluable on dozens of flights I've been on with my kids. Some of these tips originated from my dear friend who writes a travel blog, and others are just from live-and-learn experience! Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 10[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]GeoLabels: Traveler No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Away We Go Complete Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Almost There Complete Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hung Up Photo Frames No. 09[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Antibes Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Catching Rainbows Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Countable Strips Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Packages[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Oceania Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Twisted Dots No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Hello Summer Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] Maplebrook Studios: [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 59[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Broyden Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: [u][b][url=]Readymade Borders: Neutral No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Herne Bay Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:28:47 +0000 Favourite destination <a href=";title=favourite-destination&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="beach22.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="beach22.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: warm sea air at my favourite beach. Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 37[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Sealife Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tidewater Element Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 04:35:00 +0000 Splash down! <a href=";title=splash-down-21&amp;cat=2486"><img class="imgborder" title="ineke_pool.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ineke_pool.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: I just got back from a quick girls' weekend to Bellevue, WA with my girlfriend and her daughter. My friend is a travel writer [b][url=](pintsizepilot)[/b][/url] and wanted to write a piece on mommy-daughter weekend get-aways. I was lucky to be able to tag-along, with the promise that I take a lot of photos! Be sure to check out the [b][u][url=]Designer Digitals blog[/u][/url] for a new Mask Appeal Challenge and some great freebies! Mask Appeal Challenge freebies Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Surf Lagoon Complete Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]LakeLand Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 28[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Micheline Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:54:23 +0000 Photobooth fun <a href=";title=photobooth-fun&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="photobooth_fun.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="photobooth_fun.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: The girls had so much fun at the photobooth this weekend. What was funny though, is that they were too short so that actual photobooth photos didn't turn out well, but these ones that I snapped when they were practicing were fantastic!! Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Malene Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brielle Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tidewater Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Collageable Notions No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Heart Happy Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Birthday Hand Drawn Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Studio Double D: [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 457[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 458[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:55:28 +0000 Roadtrip <a href=";title=roadtrip&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="roadtrip_side1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="roadtrip_side1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: This is the first page of an album that I am making of our girls' trip this weekend to Bellevue, WA. I'm trying to keep it really simple and Ali Edward's 6x8 album templates are just perfect. Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Memories 6x8 Layered Template Album[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Getaway Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] font: Typenoksidi<br /><br />8 comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:46:58 +0000 The girls <a href=";title=the-girls&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="girlfriends4.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="girlfriends4.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: I just adore the new LandLake Collection. The majority of our photos seem to be from our cabin and it just works soooo well!!! Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Basic Botany Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]LakeLand Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]InLine Words: Summer Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Inspiration Remixed No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wild Island Kit[/url][/b][/u] Studio Double D: [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 456[/url][/b][/u] Maplebrook Studios: [u][b][url=]Broyden Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Essential Words Hand Drawn Value Pack Vol. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />6 comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:50:45 +0000 Magic memories <a href=";title=magic-memories&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="Magic_memories.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Magic_memories.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]LakeLand Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Taking Selfies Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Oceania Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lens Flares: Colors No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Inspiration Remixed No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Micheline Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Autumn in Paris Mini-Kit[/url][/b][/u] Maplebrook Studios: [u][b][url=]Broyden Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />14 comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:31:10 +0000 Good Ole Summer Time <a href=";title=good-ole-summer-time&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="Good_ole_summer.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Good_ole_summer.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: We had another amazing weekend of weather here and are completely in summer mode! Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Connected Wood Words No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artsy Layered Blends No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Book Paper Pack No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fresh Vintage: Clare Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Party Pennant Sticks[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thicker Inked Words Brushes and Stamps No. 09[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tidewater Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Flashcards: Summer[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Tropics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 15[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Cut Ups: Summertime[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Made with Water Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dictionary Blendables: Summer No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Patterned Tapes: Christmas No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sun Porch Kit[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Audrey Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dillon Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Herne Bay Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Long Wave Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Micheline Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Santa Cruz Mini-Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 03:08:52 +0000 Max <a href=";title=max&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Max6.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Max6.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: This started out as a SSL but somehow I ended up here! I just couldn't crop little Max. He is too small and cute! Anyways, I've decided to post it here because it was the original inspiration. [b][url=]Saturday Scraplift Details on the Blog.[/b][/url] This was also a lift of [b][u][url=]a page[/b][/u][/url] in my Pinterest gallery that I have been eyeing for a while. Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Antibes Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Striped Mix: Spring Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Marlow Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Simply Patterned Value Paper Pack No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Pocket Cards No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Maple Brook Studios: [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Photo Goodness Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Journaling: We havenít known Max very long, but he has become a very special part of our lives. Unfortunatley, because of allergies and just being so busy, I canít commit to getting a dog much to the dismay of the kids. Our neighbours at the cabin have little Max and I have to say, he has stolen our hearts. I am very tempted.<br /><br />17 comments Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:43:52 +0000 At the beach <a href=";title=at-the-beach&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="At_the_beach2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="At_the_beach2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: It felt great to enjoy our first day down at the beach a couple of weeks ago. It is going to be a great summer! Thanks for looking! Coming soon: [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove: Little Enamel Charms[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 450[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Antibes Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clear Thru Alphabet No. 05[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />7 comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:34:50 +0000 San Diego <a href=";title=san-diego&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="San_Diego.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="San_Diego.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Just returned from a conference in San Diego and although it was pretty much all work, I did really enjoy the sun and hot weather. There are so many great products coming to the store soon. I can't wait for summer to really arrive here so that I can play!! All products are DD: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Loosely Labeled Hashtags No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Summer Words Brushes and Stickers No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Symbology No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Antibes Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lens Flares: Colors No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />7 comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:35:03 +0000 Maple beach <a href=";title=maple-beach&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="maple_beach.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="maple_beach.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Oceania Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Atlantic Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bold and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 09[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Date Dots No. 05 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]DelMar Shores Complete Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dictionary Blendables: Beach No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pelican Park Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ripped Vintage Photo Frames No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Striping Graphic Curves Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Word Transfers No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brielle Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 03[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Mon, 19 May 2014 19:09:23 +0000 Mother's day 2014 <a href=";title=mother-27s-day-2014&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="mothers_day_2014.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="mothers_day_2014.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Mother's day at the cabin was pretty special this year. Katie Pertiet: Bursting Words No4 **coming soon*** [u][b][url=]Anzio Complete Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: Layerworks No.446 **coming soon**<br /><br />10 comments Fri, 16 May 2014 13:41:24 +0000 Things I love about you <a href=";title=things-i-love-about-you&amp;cat=756"><img class="imgborder" title="Things_I_love_about_you.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Things_I_love_about_you.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: I started out wanting to do a section on each child, but to be honest, it was pretty repetitive--so many of the things were the same! Check out the blog for the latest [b][u][url=]One Theme: Three Scrappers Challenge![/b][/u][/url] Katie Pertiet: Curated Studio Mix No.9 **coming soon** [u][b][url=]Messy Slab Alphas Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pencil Lines Frames Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Jaspia Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Cathy Zielske: [u][b][url=]Ten Things I Love About My Life Template[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Hello Love Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Wed, 14 May 2014 13:01:14 +0000 Outdoor movies <a href=";title=outdoor-movies&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="outdoor_movies.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="outdoor_movies.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Still on last summer with a few random photos to scrap before 2013 album is finished. I'm hoping to get it done before our family come out for the summer so I can have copies made for them as well. Katie Pertiet: [b][u][url=;x=0&amp;y=0]Curated Studio Mix No.9[/b][/u][/url] [b][u][url=]Bloese Scrapbooking Collection[/b][/u][/url] [b][u][url=;x=0&amp;y=0]Fastner Basics No.1[/b][/url][/u] [u][b][url=]Brierley Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]December Foliage Tags Value Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Filmstrip Frame Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Marlow Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Movie Reels No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Movie Night: Popcorn Scatterings[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames No. 34[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Go Outside Brushes and Stamps Vol. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Staycation Brushes And Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />6 comments Tue, 13 May 2014 13:55:29 +0000 Best day ever <a href=";title=best-day-ever&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="beginning_of_summer.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="beginning_of_summer.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Still working on 2013! Just a few pages left. Funny how this was from the same time last year and we are doing almost exactly the same thing! [u][b][url=]Taped Together Overlays No.3[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Bloese Solids[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Story Telling Phrases Brushes and Stamps No.2[/u][/b][/url] [u][b][url=]Layerworks No.444[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />4 comments Sun, 11 May 2014 04:23:59 +0000 Happiness <a href=";title=happiness&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="Motherhood3.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Motherhood3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: It was a challenge to do a page with no photos, just a story, but I really wanted to do this one with Mother's day approaching. There is nothing that can describe the happiness that I feel from being a mother. After years of infertility and believing that we would never have a family, and then ending up with three absolutely perfect children....Lucky, blessed, fortunate....words just don't describe the magnitude of what it means to be a mother for me. Still, I'll never, ever forget the feeling of hopelessness that I once felt, nor the moment that it all changed, which surprisingly, wasn't when we eventually did have children. Mother's Day freebies Katie Pertiet: [b][u][url=]Bloese Scrapbooking Collection[/b][/u][/url] [b][u][url=]Pinned Pearls [/b][/u][/url] [u][b][url=]Brielle Complete Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brielle Complete Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Photo Corners: Colors No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitched Quatrefoils No. 01: Coal[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Words No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]ARTpack Bloom Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Journaling: As a young girl, I played with dolls and dreamed of what I would name my children when I had my own. I even kept the list of names! Years later, after a devastating loss, followed by many years of trying again to get pregnant, it seemed hopeless and that we were not destined to have a family. I felt completely empty inside and my childhood dream of being a mom were all but gone. I travelled to Vietnam on a work trip, and while at the hotel I noticed a woman in the lobby carrying a beautiful, sweet baby. The lady had this look of pure bliss on her face as she kissed the forehead of the beautiful baby. I realized that this must be the mother of the young boy I had chatted with the night before who had been so excited to be here to pick up his new baby sister. I approached her and told her that I had been speaking to a very sweet young man the night before who was excited to be getting a baby sister. This was, indeed, the same woman and she proceeded to tell me the story of their 4-year long rocky adoption journey. The little boy was her step-son and she had been unable to have children, and where I felt sad and empty about not being able to have children, she was content and perfectly fulfilled because they were able to adopt. It was at that moment I had the happy realization that regardless of whether I could have children myself, I was going to be a mother one day.<br /><br />6 comments Mon, 05 May 2014 14:14:16 +0000 Today <a href=";title=today&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="fire_station1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="fire_station1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: [b][url=;title=where-the-deer-roam&amp;cat=1574]Where the Deer Roam[/b][/url] was such a lovely page by wvsandy. I loved the corner design and couldn't wait to lift it for the [b][url=]Saturday Scraplift Challenge![/b][/url] And happy National Scrapbooking day too! Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Triangular Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brielle Complete Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Anzio Painted Accents[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Yarn Swirls No. 03: Summer[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 442[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 443[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Readymade Borders: May[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Go Outside Brushes and Stamps Vol. 02[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Mai Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Love Me Do Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Sat, 03 May 2014 10:53:09 +0000 Hello Easter Bunny! <a href=";title=hello-easter-bunny-21&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="Hello_Easter_bunny.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Hello_Easter_bunny.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: This little guy showed up right after the Easter Egg hunt at my brother-in-law's....hmmmmmmm [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 443[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Mai Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Garden Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spring Fields Blendables[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sylt Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artsy Mr. MacGregor Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Be Hoppy Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Marlow Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Loving Life Word Art[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:27:14 +0000 Today <a href=";title=today&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="Today_Ineke.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Today_Ineke.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: So many AMAZING things coming to the store soonÖ.just can't help but play! [u][b][url=]Letter Box Pattern Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Garden Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Patterns No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Words No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Readymade Clusters: May[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Mai Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Anzio Painted Accents[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artistry d'amour Element Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 05:47:50 +0000 Easter treats <a href=";title=easter-treats&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="easter211.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="easter211.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Easy peasy! 3 hunts in two days! And right now, my eyes are dilated so I can't see well to be able to fuss around much. Thank goodness for the awesome Layer Works templates. [u][b][url=]Anzio Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 439[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:52:45 +0000 Saying goodbye <a href=";title=saying-goodbye&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="saying_goodbye.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="saying_goodbye.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Finishing up 2013...just a few more pages left. This was such a perfect template for this photo which didn't need much embellishment. Cathy Zielske: [u][b][url=]Cathy Zielske's Layered Template No. 127[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Krafty Woods Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Celebration Of Life Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />14 comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:51:56 +0000 Amazing you <a href=";title=amazing-you&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="Amazing_you1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Amazing_you1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Wood Shop Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] MBS: [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 440[/url][/b][/u] Journaling: Bas, you are so fabulous. At the moment, we are butting heads quite a bit because you question everything that I ask you to do. On one hand, I love that you are learning to question things--on the other hand, sometimes I just wish you would do what I ask without a big discussion. I guess we are both learning! You are full of energy and difficult to slow down, especially for a photo! You are also particularly snuggly these days which I absolutely love. I know that we are teetering on the age when you wonít want to kiss me goodbye at school, so I am savouring this in between time so much.<br /><br />10 comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:05:54 +0000 Leaving on a jet plane <a href=";title=leaving-on-a-jet-plane&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="marks_plane.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="marks_plane.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: My brother-in-law is a chief pilot and flies private jets. We got to check out his new plane. Wow, THAT is the way to travel...haha!! Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]ARTpack Geometrics Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bold and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Away We Go Complete Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Away from it All Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames No. 34[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Barely There Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dated Journalers No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dictionary Blendables: Traveler No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fly Away Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Page Blends No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Traveler Photo Masks No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 436[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 432[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />15 comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:32:35 +0000 Egg Hung #1 <a href=";title=egg-hung-231&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="easter112.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="easter112.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: This was the first of 3 Easter egg hunts that we had this weekend! Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Triangular Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brierley Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flairs: Spring No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Springtime[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pocket Pages Layered Templates No. 16[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Easter Blessings 3x4 Journal Cards[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Easter Blessings Elements[/url][/b][/u] font: Junction regular<br /><br />4 comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:26:03 +0000 Happy <a href=";title=happy&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Ineke_happy.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Ineke_happy.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Haven't had the chance to play along with many SSLs lately. Loved [b][url=;title=perfectly-franks&amp;cat=500]Valerie's page[/url][/b] and was excited to lift it. I realize that I have an overabundance of pages of my daughter and very few of my two boys. For some reason, she just loves being in front of the camera right now and the boys really dislike it. They get goofy grins and it is hard to catch them. Hopefully I'll be able to even things out soon! Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Stitched Geometrics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Jaspia Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/u][/b] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Postage Frame Photo Clusters No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Almost Spring Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Corby Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Winter Ice Painted Glitters[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Layette Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Wings Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Dillon Kit[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 434[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Edge Sentiments Brushes and Stamps Vol. 03[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:16:26 +0000 Sketchbook <a href=";title=sketchbook&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="sketchbook.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="sketchbook.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Still catching up with random photos from last year. When I saw the notebook in this amazing new kit, I knew that I wanted to get this page done. Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Jaspia Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Schmeared Blocks No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Filed Photo Frames No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]ARTpack Bloom Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lesson Book Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Pattern Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pencil Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Taped Together Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Collection Manuscrite Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Studio DD: [u][b][url=]Readymade Borders: Spring No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:24:45 +0000 Grow <a href=";title=grow&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="Grow17.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Grow17.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Loved the look of the vertical stripes in [b][url=;title=carter-and-cole&amp;cat=500]Terri's page [/b][/url]and was excited to do a lift of it. We have never really done anything with our yard because we spend so much time at the cabin that it isn't worth it to garden in two places. This year, my in-laws will be at the cabin for most of the summer, and I suspect that we will be home a bit more, so we decided to plant a garden with the kids. Funny, I normally find gardening such a chore, but with everything else that is going on in my life right now, gardening was actually really enjoyable!! At one point, I almost wanted to roll around in the fresh smelled so amazing and was thick, black and rich!! [u][b][url=]Artsy Mr. MacGregor Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ripped Vintage Photo Frames No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]ARTpack Bloom Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 436[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 08[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Catana Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Collageables No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Garden Stakes: Words[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Brierley Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Garden Song Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ribbon Mix: Spring[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Rose Garden Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Striped No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sun Porch Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Postage: Red[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Press: Chelsea Elements[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wired Words No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Springtime[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Linen Chevrons Paper Pack No. 04[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:27:24 +0000 Stormy mind <a href=";title=stormy-mind&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="Stormy_mind.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Stormy_mind.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: I've been wanting to do a page like this for a while, and this [b][url=]Story Challenge [/b][/url] was the perfect starting point. I took this photo with my phone the other day and it just seemed to match what I am feeling right now. Weather is such a great metaphor for what I am feeling right now. I used a lot of techniques that I learned in a recent typography class called the Art of Journaling. April Story freebie: [u][b][url=]SkiMento Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Schmeared Blocks No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pencil Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Journaling: Lately it feels like life has been stormy. There is so much going on in my mind these days, that it is starting to get me down. Iím usually the positive, optimistic one who takes everything with a grain of salt and can brush off adversity, always finding the sunshine amongst the clouds. I canít quite put my finger on it, but I know that I am not entirely happy with work at the moment and despite having been in my new position for almost a year, I donít feel like Iíve fit in as well as I would have liked. The learning curve has been steep and I am constantly trying to figure things outÖstill. Iíve now also committed to doing some consulting work that I know is just adding stress to my life. Every time an email pops up related to the new work, I get a pit in my stomach. I feel like I just want to quit it all. To muddy it all, I also feel like I just donít have enough time with the kids. What is the point of it all if I canít spend time with them while they are little and actually want to spend time with us. The days pass by, and I feel like Iím in a fog with nothing guiding me or helping me figure out which way to turn. I have wonderful friends and a supportive and loving husband, but no one seems to understand that as much as I love working, I am just overwhelmed right now and donít know how long I can keep going like this. As much as I try to keep it inside, it is affecting how I interact with others. I find that I am snarky with the kids for no reason, and Iíve lost interest in things that I normally love. When I talked to the doctor about how I am feeling, she said that it really sounds like Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Weíve had a dark winter here, and she explained that this disorder is real and it can affect people in very serious ways. Iím hoping that with the brighter days ahead, the mist will dissipate and Iíll start to feel normal again.<br /><br />20 comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:41:53 +0000 Ears pierced <a href=";title=ears-pierced&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="ears_pierced.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ears_pierced.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Gosh this fabulous template from Studio DD made it easy! And all the coordinated papers this spring! Amazingly easy to put together a page. The original inspiration for this page came from Connie [b][url=;title=the-story-of-today&amp;cat=702] The Story of Today[/b][/url]. [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 437[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Renew Worn and Torn Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Striped Mix: Spring Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Organic Simplicity Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />17 comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:13:29 +0000 March summary p.2 <a href=";title=march-summary-p-2&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="2MarchSummary.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2MarchSummary.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Second page of the March summary. [u][b][url=]Edge Sentiments Brushes and Stamps Vol. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Snow Sports Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Small Journal Card Overlays[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Musically Inclined Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy Spring Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Life Basics Minimal No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />4 comments Sat, 05 Apr 2014 14:36:15 +0000 March summary p.1 <a href=";title=march-summary-p-1&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1MarchSummary.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1MarchSummary.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: I have to say, I really enjoy doing these monthly summary pages! It is a simplified version of PL that works for me! Thank goodness for all the PL inspiration in the gallery. I don't know how you guys manage to keep up with doing such amazing pages every week! I'll post page 2 later on...have to get to work! [u][b][url=]Wooden Alpha No.19 [/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Marlow Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fresh Vintage: Asha Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Real Life Journal Cards 3x4 Layered Templates[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Real Life Journal Cards 3x4 Layered Templates[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy No. 02 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Life Basics Minimal No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy Spring Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] fonts: My Own Topher Station<br /><br />8 comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:04:17 +0000 Spring Break <a href=";title=spring-break&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="springbreak11.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="springbreak11.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: Had a great week off with the kids at home during spring break. We opted for a 'staycation' and I'm so happy that we did. It was an awesome opportunity to explore our own city and enjoy this gorgeous time of year! [u][b][url=]Brierley Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toothy Spring Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spring Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Staycation Brushes And Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Home and Garden Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Marlow Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Cathy Zielske's Layered Template No. 109[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Life Basics Minimal No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 03:13:03 +0000 Easter colours <a href=";title=easter-colours&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="easter_colours.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="easter_colours.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: I always seem to miss out on doing fun holiday crafts and activities with the kids. For years, I've come home from work to the kids and our caregiver who have decorated eggs and made Easter cookies all together. Well, not this year. I took a week off for spring break, and spent the whole time with the kids. It was such a lovely week and while I'm sure they have no idea how much it meant to me, I savoured every minute. We did tons of fun stuff and finally I got to do all the fun holiday things with them...although it is a bit early! Supplies are all Designer Digitals: [u][b][url=]Organic Simplicity Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wired Words No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thicker Inked Easter Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />6 comments Sat, 29 Mar 2014 04:27:04 +0000 This is us <a href=";title=this-is-us&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="This_is_us.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="This_is_us.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: The boys have been spending a lot of time together this past two weeks! [u][b][url=]This is Us Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Adore You Layered Template No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 430[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 432[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dynamic Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Color My Love: Paint[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Life Lines Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pinned Tabs No. 03[/url][/b][/u] Journaling: Bas and Willem are pretty inseparable these days. Theyíve enjoyed playing together the entire spring break. Fortunately, on their very first day of spring break, they lost their privilege to play video games, so theyíve been keeping themselves very busy with lego, rainbow loom and random items around the house like Halloween rubber spiders and mini-padlocks! ...of course I see that I have forgotten to include the usual!!!<br /><br />10 comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:32:09 +0000 Disaster clean-up <a href=";title=disaster-clean-up&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="Evacuated2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Evacuated2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sterkeurs<br /><br />Description}: One more page for 2013...slowly getting there. This past summer, there was a massive flood that devastated my mom's small town in southern Alberta. Fortunately, my mom didn't lose her whole house and by now, the restorations are complete and they are back in their house. Many people were not so lucky and lost everything. I flew out there for a weekend to help with the clean-up effort and just be there for some much-needed moral support. This page is the companion for [b][url=;title=evacuated&amp;cat=500]this one &quot;Evacuated&quot;[/url][/b] [u][b][url=]Domesticity Hand Drawn Words[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wooden Arrows No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Slab Alphas Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Curbside Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Colorful Watery Spots No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]DelMar Shores Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Krafty Canvas Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Words No. 04[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:09:02 +0000