Digital Scrapbooking en-us Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:24:35 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 » hello fall « <a href=";title=bb-hello-fall-ab&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="1409-my-fall-121.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1409-my-fall-121.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: So, this probably wasn't what Cathy had in mind when she designed and titled this template! But, hey... timing is everything, isn't it? *wink* Thanks for the (timely!) template challenge, Bailey! Join us for another template 'mash-up' (oh, so funny considering this turn of events! LOL) on the [b][u][url=]DD blog[/b][/u][/url]! Just Thursday evening I took a bad tumble near the end of my run. After a major 'face-plant' on the sidewalk, one side of my nose was swollen and lopsided, my lip was split and swollen and that arm...? It was scary huge and black-and-blue! (And still is 3 days later! LOL) And every day a few more injuries have reared their ugly heads... let's just say I am NOT lookin' too good at the moment! And, wow... I feel every single one of those aches and pains! [U]JOURNALING[/U] Every Thursday night, I drive to 24-Hour Fitness at South Coast for “Body Combat”. But this Thursday, class was cancelled. Instead of jumping on the treadmill, I drove home to go for a run. It was starting to get dark so I headed to the island because they have street lights on the board- walk! I parked on Onyx and headed out. As I finished, I decided to go a few blocks past Onyx (and my car!) so I’d have a 45-minute run. Which would prove to be my downfall. Literally. I headed up the middle of Coral and a car approached so I veered towards the walk. It looked like a curb cutout... but, sadly it wasn’t. And wham... I hit the pavement. And hard. A total face-plant. My first thought was: Are my teeth still there? I tasted blood. I’d cut my lip but my teeth were there. Then my nose started bleeding. And I saw my arm. More blood. And a huge baseball-sized bump. Did I break it? No, I could move it... whew. I used someone’s hose to rinse off the blood before wrapping my arm in a towel and speeding home. Rick was really sweet and spent the night icing my arm. I knew more things would hurt in the morning and they did. I’m just thankful I wasn’t injured worse! And, that was officially my last run in the dark! INJURY TALLY: Cut and bruised arm (hematoma), cracked or bruised rib and bruised rib muscles, bruised and swollen nose, bruised and swollen upper lip, split lip inside, major welt and bruise on right hip, bruise on left knee, minor scrapes... and as of Sunday night, my body just aches... sigh... [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]THE TEMPLATES! KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Forever Layered Template No. 02[/url][/b][/u] (background brushes, arrows, wood stars, stamped stitches) [b]CATHY ZIELSKE[/B] [u][b][url=]Cathy Zielske's Layered Template No. 118[/url][/b][/u] (photo blocks, title) And, all I added was paper! [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [b]Old Ledger Blues[/b] ***COMING SOON!*** (dark blue, blue-gray papers) [u][b][url=]Drawn Chevrons Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (darker blue-line chevron paper; left square) [u][b][url=]Kerava Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (light blue/white chevron paper; right square) [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Nelean Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (background) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />8 comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:30:50 +0000 » HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RANDY! « <a href=";title=bb-happy-birthday-2c-randy-21-ab&amp;cat=810"><img class="imgborder" title="1409-randy-birthday-card.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1409-randy-birthday-card.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: Please join me in wishing Randy a most happy and wonderful birthday! It's officially his birthday on the east coast even though it's still the 29th here in CA! [b][U][I]RANDY, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US HERE AT DD AND WE ALL WISH YOU A VERY, VERY, VERY HAPPY AND JOYOUS BIRTHDAY![/B][/U][/I] [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Striped Cardstock: SeaSand Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] (background) [u][b][url=]Thicker Sentiment Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (&quot;birthday&quot; spot) [u][b][url=]Title Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 06[/url][/b][/u] (&quot;happy&quot; and the line extracted from a title wordart phrase) [u][b][url=]Party Pennant Sticks No. 02[/url][/b][/u] (the &quot;party&quot; pennant!) [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (staple) [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Clear Thru Alphabet No. 02[/url][/b][/u] (the fun dotted alpha!) Thanks for looking and celebrating Randy's special day! Debi<br /><br />32 comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:38:07 +0000 » let life surprise you! « <a href=";title=bb-let-life-surprise-you-21-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1409-dhb-scb-selfie.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1409-dhb-scb-selfie.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: This photo isn't a technically good pic but I love it sooooo much! A quick selfie from my kids a few weeks back... they actually volunteered to get me a photo! Gotta love that, right? [U]JOURNALING[/U] The best picture ever! OK... maybe not ever and maybe not the best technically, but of all the photos lately...? Yeah, this one rocks! Even though Derek doesn’t look so handsome (he was trying not to smile!) and Shannon’s doing the fun “selfie laugh”, I love, love, love this photo! After Shannon’s game vs. the Chapman alumni, she came home and spent the rest of the weekend. On Sunday, we went to dinner at Mi Casa, then hit America’s Cup for frozen yogurt. As we were leaving, one of them said “We should take a photo!” I was practically jumping up and down, I was so happy to hear that! A fun and current pic of my kids? How great is that? So, while it may not be the greatest photo, it’s one of my favorite photos now! :) [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 15[/url][/b][/u] (Everything on this page, except the title wordart, came from this kit!) [u][b][url=]Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 11[/url][/b][/u] (title word art; I colored one word to standout!) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />19 comments Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:50:10 +0000 » best times with friends « <a href=";title=bb-best-times-with-friends-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1409-nicolette-at-game.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1409-nicolette-at-game.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: Yes, another soccer (related!) layout... get ready 'cuz there will be lots more coming! I'm determined to get caught up and keep this book going during the entire season! [U]JOURNALING[/U] THE STORY | 9.7.14 | Chapman University v. Hardin-Simmons University (ranked No. 14 in pre-season) | 2-1 win for Chapman! YOUR CHEERING SECTION: Me, Dad, Derek and Nicolette, Travis xxxxx (Kelsey’s dad), Sara xxxxx’s roommates: Dana and Juliette, Blake’s Mom: Linda xxxxx and various Chapman parents *smiley* The first home game of the season and the first time we’ve been able to see you play “live”! It was really hot... 90°+... and unusually humid. We were sweating just being in the stands and not even moving... imagine you girls on the field! The refs called for mid-half water breaks and the ‘astro turf’ gets so hot, it burns the bottom of your feet! Not ideal playing conditions. But, y’all worked hard and pulled out a great win! And, yet again, you were in the starting eleven! But, then a collision and a cut (and bleeding!) lip... off to ice that. Back in for the second half... then a tackle and a sprained ankle. Ouch. Ugh. Sigh... [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Brilliant Life 3x4 Pocket Cards[/url][/b][/u] (both cards; recolored) [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (photo frame) [u][b][url=]Sumi Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (line brush) [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 13[/url][/b][/u] (water spots) [u][b][url=]Flair Mini Sports[/url][/b][/u] (soccer ball) [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />7 comments Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:02:34 +0000 » new friends « <a href=";title=bb-new-friends-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1408-portland-team-gastro.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1408-portland-team-gastro.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: I'm plugging away at Shannon's college soccer book for this year... a fun photo of the team before dinner one night when they traveled to Oregon for three matches. And I have a fellow photographer soccer dad to thank for the photos from this trip! [U]JOURNALING[/U] Thirsty Lion Pub &amp; Grill | Washington Square | Tigard, Oregon Chapman Women’s Soccer | Portland, Oregon | 8/29/14 to 9/1/14 [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Love for Friends Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (title word art; 'cut' apart and made into stickers!) [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (photo frame) [u][b][url=]Scribbling Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] (brush behind photo) [u][b][url=]Flair Mini Sports[/url][/b][/u] (soccer ball) [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (staple) [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />4 comments Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:56:03 +0000 1409-scb-visitor-parking-121 <a href=";title=1409-scb-visitor-parking-121&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="1409-scb-visitor-parking-121.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1409-scb-visitor-parking-121.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: I absolutely loved Hillarey's choice for the home decor challenge this week on the [b][u][url=]DD blog[/b][/u][/url]... I love, love, love the color scheme and the geometrics paired with the warm wood element! And, stepping out of my proverbial square box, I used the golden circles as my main inspiration! Go figure! *wink* After spraining her ankle in her soccer match, Shannon decided to not make the trek across campus and not try to walk on her swollen and sore ankle. It took us forever that night to figure out which lot she could park in and where she had to buy her parking pass because she couldn't use her permit because it was only valid in the resident dorm lot! LOL [U]JOURNALING[/U] After she sprained her ankle at the Hardin-Simmons game, Shannon decided to drive to her first class the next day since it was the farthest building from her dorm! But she had to buy a visitor’s parking pass ‘cuz her permit is only valid for residents! Sept. 2014 [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 15[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [u][b][url=]Striping Geo Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (triangle and lined brushes) [u][b][url=]Sumi Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (scribble brush) [u][b][url=]Wooden Arrows No. 02[/url][/b][/u] (wood arrow... duh!) [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Symbology No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (wood car) [u][b][url=]Fine Lines Page Titles No. 19 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (title wordart) *I easily created the simple circles outlining the photo! *wink* Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />11 comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:05:27 +0000 » one fine day « <a href=";title=bb-one-fine-day-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1409-balboa-island-12.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1409-balboa-island-12.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: And a fine (and hot!) day it was! I had Shannon snap these two photos on our walk last weekend when she was home! Yes, Carol and Esther... that sandcastle shot was for you! *grin* I started this layout at work (lunch hour!) one day last week... Cathy's template made it quick and easy-peasy! Then I emailed it home to put the final tweaks on it (my supply list at work is pretty minimal! haha!) only to open it up this morning and think: Nope... I like it simple! LOL [U]JOURNALING[/U] It’s always a fine day when Shannon and I walk or run Balboa Island, but this was a HOT fine day! It was near 90° when we got breakfast (oatmeal and iced coffee) at Starbucks. We were hot and sweaty before we even started our hour-long walk! But, as always, it was great! And, I had Shannon snap the photo of the sandcastle... it reminded me of bringing Carol and Esther here last fall! Yes, a fine day, indeed! [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Scripted 4x6 Photo Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (title wordart... I extracted the &quot;fine&quot; and turned it into a sticker!) [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Symbology No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (wood sun) [u][b][url=]Washi Tapes: Nautical[/url][/b][/u] (tape) [u][b][url=]Watery Tropics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (watery brushes) [u][b][url=]Hello Autumn Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] ('starburst' flair) [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Nelean Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [B]CATHY ZIELSKE[/B] [u][b][url=]Cathy Zielske's Layered Template No. 134[/url][/b][/u] (modified for my 12x12 page) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />9 comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:03:11 +0000 » how to save a goldfish « <a href=";title=bb-how-to-save-a-goldfish-ab&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="1409-lynn-kit-chall1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1409-lynn-kit-chall1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: It's another fun challenge on the [b][u][url=]DD blog[/b][/u][/url] today: One Kit Wonder! Just one kit with a bazillion goodies can be enough to get a layout or four done! *grin* I used the wonderful school-themed kit Lynn chose and my ONE other item... the epoxy bubbles from the &quot;Swimmies&quot; kit! I actually had one other item on the layout (a tag) from the &quot;Swimmies&quot; kit, but then I reread Lynn's rules: Only ONE item outside the kit! So the tag had to go! *wink* This is silly but it's a story that needed to be told and it actually does sorta/kinda relate to school... read on! *grin* Yes, the fish is named Hannibal and Shannon made the placard kind of as a joke because I keep calling him/her &quot;Fishy&quot;... ha! And, yes, there's a screen on top of the bowl... one day while DH was eating breakfast, the fish literally jumped out of the bowl and was flopping on the floor! Dumb fish! LOL [U]JOURNALING[/U] HOW TO SAVE A GOLDFISH By Rick Boler Take the dog for a walk at Kaiser Park early in the the morning after the Kaiser Elementary School “Spring Fair”. See something shiny in the thick grass. Look closer and pick it up. Observe a baggie with a goldfish swimming around in it. Assume some kid dropped it at the fair the night before. (Or maybe it was some uncaring parent who didn’t want the hassle of fish ownership. Ha.) Bring it home and leave it on the counter in Debi’s big glass mixing bowl. Have Debi and Shannon find the fish and immediately go to Petco and buy fish supplies. Have them go back to Petco three weeks later for a bigger bowl and more supplies. Never in a million years expect said fish to be fat and happy and still alive almost 1½ years later! [09.06.14) [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Lesson Book Kit[/url][/b][/u] (label, flower, bow, wooden letter, frame and background paper) [u][b][url=]Swimmies Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (bubbles) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />12 comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:55:42 +0000 » juniors rule! « <a href=";title=bb-juniors-rule-21-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1409-santa-cruz-juniors-FX.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1409-santa-cruz-juniors-FX.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: My daughter's traveling w/her college soccer team and she sent me a few fun photos last night so, of course, I just [i]HAD[/i] to scrap! (These are the juniors on the team... whole team pic will be coming tonight!) This is the first page I've completed for Shannon's collegiate soccer book this year! And, it's still preseason so I'm confident I can actually get this book kept up-to-date! Yay! (And be prepared for a lot of cardinal, gray, black and white soccer pages! *wink*) [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [b]Pencil Line Alpha No. 4[/b] ***Coming Soon!*** (outline alpha) [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (photo frame) [u][b][url=]Flair Mini Sports[/url][/b][/u] (soccer ball) [u][b][url=]Scribbling Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] (the scribble, duh!) [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [B]ALI EDWARDS[/B] [u][b][url=]School Words No. 02 Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] (title word... I cut the &quot;S&quot; from another word in the brush set and 'thickened' the letters! And, yes, made an &quot;Ali sticker&quot;!) *LOGO from Chapman University Athletics website Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />10 comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:19:06 +0000 » hello dorm life « <a href=";title=bb-hello-dorm-life-ab&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="1408-scb-dorm-move1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1408-scb-dorm-move1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: What a fun and timely challenge for this month's &quot;Template Mash-Up&quot; on the [b][u][url=]DD blog[/b][/u][/url]: Back-to-school! Although, in the end I didn't use alot of the &quot;school&quot; elements... hmmmm... I'm such a rebel! LOL For my daughter, back-to-school meant moving into her dorm early as a member of the women's soccer team since they started training two weeks prior to classes starting. Which was kind of strange because we moved in at night and there was hardly anyone around! Way different than last year! But, it's all good! I always struggle with the mash-ups because there are soooo many wonderful goodies to choose from and as a &quot;minimalist&quot; (ha) I struggle with lots of goodies, but I love a good challenge and I think I've stayed true to &quot;me&quot; on this layout! (Well, except... look at that... striped paper again in the background! *wink*) Thanks for the challenge, Bailey! [U]JOURNALING[/U] You got to move in early, during soccer tryouts. It was a bit strange because it was about 9:00 at night and hardly anyone was around! And we didn’t have all of your things either. But, Dad and I came back on Sunday with both cars loaded and within a few hours your room was finished! So far, no roommate (your assigned roommate cancelled the week before)... we’ll have to wait and see if you get a new one! [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]THE TEMPLATES![/B] [u][b][url=]Just Be Layered Template No. 02[/url][/b][/u] *I turned the template on its side to accomodate my vertical photos!* (frame, scribbles, wood &quot;hello&quot;, wood quotation marks, dotted tag) [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 254[/url][/b][/u] (clip, rubber band bow -recolored-, staples, notebook paper edger, striped tab, gold paper tab) [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [b]Higher Education Brushes &amp; Stamps[/b] ***COMING SOON!*** (&quot;dorm life&quot; stamp) [u][b][url=]Lila Bleu Solids and Stripes Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (pink brad) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />7 comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:05:15 +0000 » yes... the pieces of the puzzle... « <a href=";title=bb-yes-the-pieces-of-the-puzzle-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1408-scb-puzzle-12.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1408-scb-puzzle-12.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: So, Katie's new puzzle pieces were [i][b]EXACTLY[/b][/i] what I needed to document this next chapter for Shannon... thank you, Katie! [U]JOURNALING[/U] ...THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE ARE FALLING INTO PLACE... You’ve had two very different, unique years of experience since high school and, while I wish that things would’ve been smoother for you, I believe these challenges have helped you clarify what’s important to you and focus on what you want to accomplish in college and in the future. These experiences have helped you grow, mature and gain confidence and they will help shape your future in positive ways. And, I’m very happy that this year has already been so positive. You’re attending a top-notch university with strong academics and a smaller student body... I’m certain you will excel in the classroom! You’re also a member of the NCAA women’s soccer team, which has already provided you with a core group of friends, not to mention playing your favorite sport! Yes, I’d say the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place, indeed. Shannon | Chapman University | 2014-2015 [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [u][b][url=]Pencil Twist Arrows Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] (&quot;twisty&quot; brush) [u][b][url=]Maybe Not Kit[/url][/b][/u] (&quot;polaroid&quot; photo frame) [u][b][url=]Collageable Puzzle Pieces No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (puzzle pieces) [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (staple) [B]ALI EDWARDS[/B] [u][b][url=]Day In The Life Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (&quot;yes&quot; word art) [B]CASSIE JONES[/B] [u][b][url=]How’d They Do That? No. 13: Bending Shadows[/url][/b][/u] (shadow work) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />15 comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 23:36:14 +0000 » aged to perfection « <a href=";title=bb-aged-to-perfection-ab&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="aug-bday-carol1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="aug-bday-carol1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: Um... NOT! No perfection seen here... very far from it! But, I'm learning to age with grace (I think!) as I get older! Hey, you can either fight or go with the flow 'cuz the birthdays don't stop for anyone! LOL (Photo by Shannon on her iPhone in a dark --but delish!-- Italian restaurant for my family birthday dinner! It's certainly not the greatest pic--I think I look kinda tired--but it was the 'official' birthday photo!) There's a fun celebration of all things birthday on the [u][b][url=]DD blog [/b][/url][/u]this week! Come join in the challenge! [U]JOURNALING[/U] Oh, I’m “aged”, all right... but certainly NOT to “perfection”! But, hey... I still have a lot of years in me, so maybe I’ll hit “perfection” one of these days... hahaha! In the meantime, I‘ll take all the birthdays I can get... even though the number keeps getting bigger! But, like Jenny wrote in my birthday card: Age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying you! I love that! And, heck.. you can’t stop birthdays from coming so why not revel in the fact that you’ve lived this long and why not feel good about it? I mean, of course, I’d rather be 30 again, but I’m not, so I’m going to focus on the positives about being “old” and just go from there. No, I don’t have the body of a 30-year-old (or even a 50-year-old... ha!), but I’m in pretty good shape. I can still comfortably run 3-4 miles... albeit not with blazing speed... and I can kick some serious “Body Combat” butt! I have wrinkles, sure, but I don’t look totally wrinkly. I’m not skinny, but I look good in most of my clothes (At least I think I do!) and I can still keep up with my young adult kids... except staying out until 3am! Yes, I’m 60 years old and NOT perfect, but I’m looking forward to many more years of “being old”! [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET Challenge Freebie[/B] (&quot;aged&quot; tag, balloon, string) [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 02[/url][/b][/u] (brad) [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 62[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [B]LYNN GRIEVESON[/B] [u][b][url=]St. Malo Worn Papers[/url][/b][/u] (patterned paper) [b]ALI EDWARDS[/B] [u][b][url=]Love You Because Layered Template Set[/url][/b][/u] (the &quot;6&quot; and the &quot;0&quot;) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />18 comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:40:36 +0000 » M « <a href=";title=bb-m-ab&amp;cat=1386"><img class="imgborder" title="0904-dhb-socal-euro-121.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="0904-dhb-socal-euro-121.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: So, I'm stepping outta that proverbial box again... stripes on the background paper... say what? *wink* Hillarey has a wonderful &quot;Home Decor&quot; challenge on the [b][u][url=] DD blog[/b][/u][/url]! I used the arrow, striped paper and striped pocket card from Katie's great freebie. I toned down the paper by blending it with a &quot;Just Linens&quot; paper. I absolutely loved the decorative boxes with the big framed &quot;X&quot; in Hillarey's inspiration piece so I mimicked that by framing a white sticker &quot;M&quot;. I added a few brads in the bold peach color for a little extra blast of color! Otherwise, it's pretty clean and simple... *grin* Thanks for the challenge, Hillarey! This is an 'old' photo (2009) that perfectly document's my son's car addiction (it runs in the family!)... he's got a pretty awesome car right now, but it's not quite as awesome as a BMW &quot;M&quot; series or Audi &quot;S&quot; series... poor kid... hahaha! [U]JOURNALING[/U] ONE OF YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE CARS IS A BMW ‘E46’ M3 IN LAGUNA SECA BLUE... NICE LINES, A SUPERB (AND SCARY FAST!) ENGINE AND A STRIKING COLOR. ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IS TO GO TO SPECIALIZED CAR MEETS (USUALLY WITH YOUR FRIEND, NICK) TO SEE AMAZING CARS, INCLUDING YOUR FAVES: BMW “M” SERIES AND AUDI “S” SERIES. YOU‘VE TRAVELED TO “SO CAL EURO” (CA) AND “WUSTE” (NV) MORE THAN A FEW TIMES AND HIT UP “M FEST” (CA), TOO. AND, MAYBE... JUST MAYBE... ONE DAY YOU’LL OWN ONE, D... MAYBE... [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] See the blog for the link to a great freebie from Katie! (striped paper, striped pocket card, arrow) [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 02[/url][/b][/u] (brad, slightly recolored) [u][b][url=]White Sticker Alphabet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (&quot;M&quot; title letter) [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 61[/url][/b][/u] (background blended with striped paper) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />15 comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:57:21 +0000 » this is how we roll « <a href=";title=bb-this-is-how-we-roll-ab&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="1408-jt-concert-121.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1408-jt-concert-121.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: What an awesome page to lift this week! I love, love, love it! Check it out the SSL on the [b][u][url=]DD blog[/b][/u][/url]! So, this went in the opposite direction from where I started... it wound up big and bold (odd for me!) as opposed to soft and sweet like the Seema's layout. Geesh... but, I think you can still 'see' the basic composition here. I had to turn my layout onto it's side to accommodate my photos, but I still used three pics (perfect), framed them and layered them over another frame. I added accents in the 'empty' frame (Justin's initials and the cover to his latest album) and used a wordart brush for my title, adding a &quot;20/20&quot; JT logo to complete the title block. Thanks so much for the challenge, Connie, and thanks for the inspiration, Seema! And, yes, that is Justin Timberlake on the stage... captured by me with my Canon PowerShot SX20. Soooo much fun to see him perform... my second time in a year and Shannon's third! Yes, we are in love! LOL We planned our annual trek to Las Vegas around this concert... pretty nice timing, I'd say! *grin* [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [b]Bold Sentiments No. 10[/b] (title wordart; I tweaked it a bit to mimic the offset alpha!) ***Coming Soon!*** [u][b][url=]Offset Alphabet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (JT initials) [u][b][url=]Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 05[/url][/b][/u] (triple frame) [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (single frame) [u][b][url=]Striped Cardstock: SeaSand Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] (striped paper filling the single frame) [u][b][url=]To the Sea Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (sunglasses; recolored) [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (staples) [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 61[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />12 comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:55:24 +0000 » oc fair « <a href=";title=bb-oc-fair-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1407-scb-oc-fair-85.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1407-scb-oc-fair-85.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: Well, if Cathy's template wasn't made for the two photos Shannon sent me from the fair... *grin* My kids' books are 8½x11 so it was perfect! And, it also allowed me to finish this on my lunch hour at work! Gotta love that! Thanks, Cathy! [U]JOURNALING[/U] This was your annual trek (all three miles! ha!) to the OC Fair with Nicolette. You had a great time, but at first, you weren’t that thrilled about going... not that you don’t love the fair and not that going with Nico was a bad thing. It was just about having to avoid all those crazy, wild and delicious foods! You’ve been so dedicated to maintaining healthy eating habits and staying fit for soccer, that you were a tad leery about hitting up the fair! But, you went and survived without succumbing to the lure of funnel cakes and fried cheese and... well, you get the idea! So, you resisted and still had tons of fun and, heck... you even saved a few dollars, too! [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden[/url][/b][/u] (background neutral paper) [u][b][url=]Malene Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (navy and white papers) [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] (twisty brushwork) [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Symbology No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (spoon, fork... I separated them to overlap and turn) [u][b][url=]Wooden Alphabet No. 05[/url][/b][/u] (title letters) [u][b][url=]Maybe Tomorrow Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (bow, happy face brad) [B]CATHY ZIELSKE[/B] [u][b][url=]Cathy Zielske's Layered Template No. 129[/url][/b][/u] (template; modified slightly) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />7 comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:22:36 +0000 fútbol <a href=";title=f-fatbol&amp;cat=2486"><img class="imgborder" title="1407-lacma-12_1_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1407-lacma-12_1_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: So, this blending thing is quite the challenge for me, but I'm always up for a good scrapping challenge! Ha. So, head on over to the [b][u][url=]DD blog [/b][/u][/url]for this week's blending challenge... if I can do it, anyone can! LOL [U]JOURNALING[/U] LACMA . July . 2014 A special soccer, fútbol or football (depending upon where you are in the world!) exhibit celebrating the beautiful game and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. So, of course, we had to go see it! To be honest, the exhibit itself was a bit of a disappointment, except the welcoming graphic and the cool painting of Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon) displayed alone on a vast white wall. But, Shannon and I always love visiting LACMA and touring the different galleries. And, we also enjoyed a most delicious lunch at Tender Greens in Culver City. Another fun, cultural day in L.A. for us! [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [b]Textured Cardstock: Sea Sand[/b] (background paper) ***Coming Soon!*** [b]Page Blend[/b] (photo mask sized about 75% and blended on &quot;overlay&quot; with background paper behind 'fútbol' graphic; same photo mask used as a smaller clipping mask for the Eto'o artwork photo) ***Challenge freebie on the blog!*** [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (brads) [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (photo frame) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />7 comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 23:27:34 +0000 » fitness completed « <a href=";title=bb-fitness-completed-ab&amp;cat=1386"><img class="imgborder" title="1407-scb-fitness-text-12.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1407-scb-fitness-text-12.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: Great inspiration this week on the [b][u][url=]DD blog[/b][/u][/url]... fashion patterns and color! Love it! Yes, fashion translates into soccer sometimes... LOL I loved the black, white and green color scheme, along with the little bits of gold from the jewelry. Of course, I loved the circles from the cute top and all those chevrons... although I only used one chevron! Ha. And Katie's white paper with the creases even reminded me of the pleats in the skirt! I was also inspired by Amy (mymalloryboys) darling page [u][b][url=;title=elemental-challenge&amp;cat=1759]Look at me![/b][/u][/url] for the Elemental Challenge last week... can you tell? *wink* A fun surprise text one afternoon last week... Shannon had finished her fitness training for soccer and texted me this cool shot! I extracted the 'text box' from my iMessages for the title... and the checkmark is green! Perfect! And, no, her checklist does [i]not[/i] really require her checking in with me... but it's fun when she does! *smile* [U]JOURNALING[/U] cleats &amp; bag -check training cones -check training program -check soccer ball (somewhere!) -check check-in with mom -check [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [b]Challenge Freebie[/b] (circle brush, green paper on circles inside the brush cirlces) [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 02[/url][/b][/u] (gold chevron flair, plain gold brad) [u][b][url=]Pebbled Universal No. 03[/url][/b][/u] (gold 'thumbs up' flair) [u][b][url=]Flair Mini Sports[/url][/b][/u] (soccer ball brad) [u][b][url=]Clear-Thru Arrows No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (acrylic chevron) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />10 comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:43:11 +0000 » wander « <a href=";title=bb-wander-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1407-scb-goats-12.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1407-scb-goats-12.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: A tad outta my box... hey, it's whimsical and I'm not sure I fall into the whimsical category, but this photo just screamed fun and whimsy, so there ya go... *grin* Shannon and her friends stumbled upon this hill with hudreds of wild goats wandering around. The park is in the foothills of Berkeley and it was just so unusual! [U]JOURNALING[/U] wander off the beaten path... and find HUNDREDS of WILD GOATS wandering the HILLS of TILDEN PARK... is that not the STRANGEST thing ever? BERKELEY . CA 07.06.2014 [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 60[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [u][b][url=]Doodled Flowers Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (flower, leaf brush) [u][b][url=]Scripted Word Lines: Traveler Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (title word art) [u][b][url=]Glorious Travel Moments Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (second part of title word art) [u][b][url=]Messy Doodle Frames Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (drawn photo frame) [u][b][url=]Marlow: Linen Buttons[/url][/b][/u] (brad in the middle of the flower) [u][b][url=]Party Pennant Sticks No. 02[/url][/b][/u] (little flag, staple) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />13 comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:00:54 +0000 » usa « <a href=";title=bb-usa-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1407-world-cup-12.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1407-world-cup-12.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: I'm missing soccer alot these days... it was so fun watching all (OK, not all but ALOT!) of the World Cup games! We loved that our team made it out of the &quot;group of death&quot; and into the Round of 16! But, we also watched alot of the other games, too, and had fun cheering on some of other favorite teams! I actually had all the last round games on during work, live on ESPN in the background on my work computer... instead of listening to iHeartRadio, I had on soccer! Loved it! [U]JOURNALING[/U] We were so ready for the World Cup! Shannon sported her #8 Clint Dempsey jersey every USA game day and I wore red, white and blue to work! (And yeah... I also tucked my soccer necklace into my scarf! *smiley*) #webelieve [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [u][b][url=]Big Chalky Words Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (I cut the &quot;A&quot; out of another word to add to the &quot;US&quot;!) [u][b][url=]Striping Graphic Curves Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (swirly brush) [u][b][url=]Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Striped No. 07[/url][/b][/u] (striped cards) [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (red and blue brads with star and heart) [u][b][url=]Flair Mini Sports[/url][/b][/u] (soccer ball brad, of course!) USA Soccer and FIFA World Cup Brasil 2014 logos from official websites Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />8 comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:10:00 +0000 » n s j « <a href=";title=bb-n-s-j-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1406-scb-jwu-nico-sunglasses-12.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1406-scb-jwu-nico-sunglasses-12.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: I loved these photos Shannon sent me one day while she was out having fun with a group of friends... they still know how to be silly and enjoy the day! [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [b]Watery Spots No. 13[/b] *Coming Soon!* (brush behind title) [b]Monogramming Spots No. 1[/b] *Coming Soon!* (title letters; resized to fit into the frame) [u][b][url=]Kerava Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [u][b][url=]Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 05[/url][/b][/u] (photo frame) [u][b][url=]Maybe Not Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (flairs; recolored) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />8 comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:38:42 +0000 » water « <a href=";title=bb-water-ab&amp;cat=1236"><img class="imgborder" title="1407-scb-berkeley-marina-121.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1407-scb-berkeley-marina-121.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: What a beautiful color palette Melissa has chosen for this week's challenge on the [b][u][url=]DD blog[/b][/u][/url]... colors of the sea and the shore! Shannon sent me this cool shot of the abandoned Berkeley Pier... the pier originally was 3.5 miles long (that's a LONG pier!) but now it's only 2.5 miles long. San Francisco Bay is chipping away at it. Only 3,000 feet is open to the public and there is a 50-foot gap between the public portion and this abandoned portion. Eventually, the bay will swallow the pier... [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]LakeLand Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (tag, bow, flair) [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (brad) [u][b][url=]Kerava Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (staple) [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 12[/url][/b][/u] (brush behind photo) [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 58[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [B]ALI EDWARDS[/B] [u][b][url=]Beach For The Win Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (title word... and, yes, I made it into a sticker!) [B]LYNN GRIEVESON[/B] [u][b][url=]Wind Whispers Mini-Kit[/url][/b][/u] (beige paper photo mat) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />7 comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:33:45 +0000 » kyna « <a href=";title=bb-kyna-ab&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="1407-jess-challenge1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1407-jess-challenge1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: Thanks for the challenge, Jess... check out the [b][u][url=]DD blog[/b][/u][/url]! I absolutely LOVE flairs and brads and use them on the vast majority of my layouts. Seriously. (&quot;Hello, my name is Debi and I'm addicted to flairs!&quot;) I use them to add a small dose of color or to anchor an element or photo. I use them as &quot;bullet points&quot; and at the end of twists and loops or at the end of a journaling block, like a period. There are soooooo many more wonderful ways to use these little gems! On this layout, I created a &quot;doggie pawprint&quot;... *grin* And, I always add PINK flairs to my dog layouts... her AKC registered name is &quot;Kyna Pink&quot;. We added her 'middle name' because she was the firstborn female in the litter and had the pink ribbon tied around her neck! *grin* I just love our beautiful doggie... but, when did her beautiful golden blonde start turning a bit white...? She's 8½ so I guess she's technically old, but still... [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Dog Park Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (&quot;woof&quot; flair) [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (pink flairs and tan flairs, slightly recolored) [u][b][url=]Love Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (twist brush) [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (staples) [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 58[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [u][b][url=]Clear Thru Alphabet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (acrylic alpha) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />18 comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:20:24 +0000 » right now « <a href=";title=bb-right-now-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1407-scb-berekely-wall-pic-12.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1407-scb-berekely-wall-pic-12.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: Shannon sent me this photo yesterday afternoon... I thought it was soooooo cool! Her BFF took it of her and two other friends somewhere in Berkeley! (She's visiting for the long weekend!) When I saw Katie's new 'sentiment spots', I just had to scrap this pic! And, I figured out how to get my text around the arrow brush... my first text path on PS! WooHoo! [U]JOURNALING[/U] shannon . olivia . satchel . photo by sofia . berkeley . ca . 07.05.14 [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET Drawn Sentiment Spots No. 1[/B] (title brush) [b]Toned Painted Masks No. 1[/b] (brushwork behind photo) [b]Around Words No. 7[/b] (brush, top right under photo) **These three products are coming to the store soon!** [u][b][url=]Big Chalky Arrows Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (arrow brush) [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02[/url][/b][/u] (photo frame) [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (brad) [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 59[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) Photo Credit: Sofia Muscatello Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />16 comments Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:40:44 +0000 » dddddddddd « <a href=";title=bb-dddddddddd-ab&amp;cat=790"><img class="imgborder" title="1406-d-121.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1406-d-121.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: What a fun challenge Mollie has on the [b][u][url=]DD blog[/b][/u][/url] this week... typography! Right up my alley! *wink* But, it was a bit of a challenge... Mollie only wanted us to use ONE letter! Hmmmmm... As I pondered the challenge, it came to me that the letter &quot;D&quot; has been a big part of my life, so to speak, and this layout was born! (And, it did occur to me as I worked on this that it's kinda silly, but, hey... what the heck! It was fun!) And, oh, wow... I don't know that I've ever had such a long, long list of credits! LOL But, it sure was fun going on the hunt for different &quot;D&quot;s... I found bazillions of great alphas in the store, on their own and inside kits! [U]JOURNALING[/U] One could say that the letter “D” has been a part of my life since the day I was born! Actually, it was a few days after I was born. I was expected to be a boy named Bradley and it took a few days for Mom and Dad to come up with “DEBORAH” for me! Most people call me Debi, but Dad calls me “Dee” and Laurie calls me “DeDe”. In college, I decided to go through rush and join a sorority. Any idea what house I pledged? Yep... you guessed it: DELTA DELTA DELTA... the Greek letter “D”! Who saw saw that coming? *wink* And when our son was born, even though we didn’t conscious plan a “D” name, he’s DEREK. And, yeah, I often call him “D”. Or Bob, but that’s another story for another time! And, after years of scrapbooking with paper, I finally ‘WENT DIGITAL’ (another “D”!) and found my online home at DESIGNER DIGITALS... or “DD” as we like to say! So, yeah... I’m kind of partial to the letter “D”! And, yes... I do love to DOODLE! [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Striping Graphic Curves Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (swirl brush) [u][b][url=]Love Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (loopy brush) [u][b][url=]Buttoned Up[/url][/b][/u] (winky-faced brad) [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 59[/url][/b][/u] (background paper, light blue paper) [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 58[/url][/b][/u] (light gray paper) [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 19[/url][/b][/u] (dark gray paper) [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55[/url][/b][/u] (coral red paper) [B]AND ALL THE &quot;D&quot;s... FROM KATIE, MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS AND LYNN GRIEVESON[/B] [u][b][url=]Frosted Fun Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (brad on end) [u][b][url=]Antibes Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (medium wood) [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Greek Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] (Greek delta) [u][b][url=]Malene Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (white) [u][b][url=]Jaspia Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (chipboard on left) [u][b][url=]Marlow Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (dark wood) [u][b][url=]Brilliant Love Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (black) [u][b][url=]Redwork Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (red) [u][b][url=]Clear Thru Alphabet No. 02[/url][/b][/u] (dotted acrylic) [u][b][url=]Herne Bay Kit[/url][/b][/u] (light blue) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />10 comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:23:25 +0000 » dad « <a href=";title=bb-dad-ab&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="1406-katie-lift1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1406-katie-lift1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: I'm a huge fan of Katie's layouts (and her great products, of course!) and it was fun to lift her wonderful [b][u][url=;title=family-time&amp;cat=500]»FAMILY«[/b][/u][/url] layout! (Although it was a bit intimidating to scraplift the boss! LOL) I love all the white space, the offset photo and the perfect elements clustered on Katie's layout. I liked the white and neutral background papers (I swapped my white to the paper strip!) and the stripes, which I duplicated in my brushwork. I used wood veneer for my title, like Katie, and tucked a few elements around the photo. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Katie, and thanks for the challenge, Linda! [U]JOURNALING[/U] a most wonderful afternoon spent with dad lunch at the deli at the catalina terminal under the bridge 7.27.14 [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [b]Simply Moroccan No. 4[/b] [u][b][url=]Simply Moroccan Paper Pack No. 04[/url][/b][/u] (white patterned paper) [b]Curated Studio Mix No. 10[/b] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 10[/url][/b][/u] (fish epoxy, bead scatterings, stitching, staple... the reds are slightly recolored) [u][b][url=]Watery Chevrons No. 03 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (chevron brush) [u][b][url=]Clipped Stacks No. 06[/url][/b][/u] (photo frames) [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Words No. 11[/url][/b][/u] (title word) [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [B]Just Linens No. 59[/b] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 59[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />9 comments Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:37:46 +0000 » we saw this « <a href=";title=bb-we-saw-this-ab&amp;cat=1218"><img class="imgborder" title="1209-shuttle-endeavour-121.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1209-shuttle-endeavour-121.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: Oh, wow... Mel's iTunes challenge this month on the [b][u][url=]DD blog[/b][/u][/url] was the perfectly simply composition that this photo needed! It pretty much can stand alone, can't it? And, yep... it was really amazing to see the space shuttle &quot;Endeavour&quot; fly over Southern California! My coworker and I spent about an hour on the rooftop of our building to catch a (far away!) glimpse of it, but it flew right over the school where my sister teaches... I have her to thank for the (much-better-than-mine-close-up!) photo! (Photo Credit: Laurie Marks) [u]JOURNALING[/U] The most extraordinary view... U.S. space shuttle “Endeavour” piggy-backed on a “shuttle carrier aircraft” flying over the skies of Southern California on its way to its final destination at the California Science Center in Exposition Park, near USC, in Los Angeles. While Jenny and I viewed the Endeavour from afar on top of the roof of Newport Lido, Laurie snapped this photo as the shuttle literally flew over her school! Near or far, it was truly an amazing sight! (21 September 2012) [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (photo frame) [u][b][url=]Title Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 05[/url][/b][/u] (title word art) [u][b][url=]Flair Minis No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (brad) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />10 comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:23:13 +0000 » 2 many? « <a href=";title=bb-2-many-3f-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1606-scb-converse.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1606-scb-converse.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: This new template of Katie's was such a good jump start to this layout... when I saw the 'shoe sticker' and the long photo frame, I knew exactly what I was scrapping! *wink* [U]JOURNALING[/U] How many is too many? Apparently, not four! It’s a well-known fact in our house that Shannon loves shoes and has a closet full! The fact that she has four pairs of Converse All-Stars is not coincidental: If one pair is cute and comfortable, then more must be better! hahaha (Photo &amp; Journaling 06.21.14) [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [b]Wander Here LT[/b] (Template modified: I turned it on its side and eliminated some of the elements.) [u][b][url=]Malene Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [u][b][url=]Malene Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (alpha) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />20 comments Sun, 22 Jun 2014 01:44:20 +0000 » love this place « <a href=";title=bb-love-this-place-ab&amp;cat=756"><img class="imgborder" title="1405-como-12.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1405-como-12.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: I'm a bit tardy for the &quot;Three Scrappers&quot; challenge but I did actually [i]start[/i] this layout earlier in the week! It's just been one of 'those' weeks so it's taken a few days to get it finished up! Thanks for a super challenge, Chrissy! [u]JOURNALING[/U] From our first steps around the lake, we fell in love with Como. Every visit to Minnesota has included our now- traditional “first lap walking, second lap running, third (and final!) lap walking“. (Shannon always has to run back to me ‘cuz I’m a lot slower! Ha!) We never tire of looking at the beautiful houses surrounding the lake (we each have ”our” house picked out!) and we love the changing views of the lake... from our first snowy visit to this beautiful vista on our last evening in Minnesota. We both will really miss this. A lot. ‘Cuz, yeah... we love this place. [u]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [b]KATIE PERTIET[/b] [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (photo frame... my favorite set, ever!) [u][b][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 11[/url][/b][/u] ('water' brushes) [u][b][url=]Symbology Enamel Brads No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (&quot;feet&quot; brad; slightly recolored) [u][b][url=]Oceania Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (label, recolored) [b]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden[/url][/b][/u] Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />14 comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:02:39 +0000 » little stuff « <a href=";title=bb-little-stuff-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1406-brkfst-12.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1406-brkfst-12.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: I had to document this sweet little breakfast... a total surprise last Sunday morning! Shannon put together a little breakfast for me, for no reason at all! So sweet! And, so yummy... &quot;leftover&quot; donuts from a local shot, grapes and wonderful vanilla crème brulée coffee! Great way to start the day! [u]JOURNALING[/U] breakfast waiting. two “donutery” donut halfs and grapes and vanilla crème brulée coffee. surprise from shannon. for no reason at all. which is actually the best reason ever. sunday 06.08.2014 [u]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [b]Poly Frame Stacks No. 1[/b] (photo frames, already stacked and shadowed!) ***COMING SOON!*** [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [u][b][url=]Twisted Dots No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (dot brush) [U][B][URL=]Wood Veneer Symbology No. 01[/u][/b][/url] (coffee cup, spoon) [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (staples) [B]ALI EDWARDS[/B] [u][b][url=]Little Fabulous Joys Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (title word art; I extracted one word and turned it into a sticker!) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />14 comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:06:41 +0000 » happy birthday, kayleigh! « <a href=";title=bb-happy-birthday-2c-kayleigh-21-ab&amp;cat=810"><img class="imgborder" title="1406-KAYLEIGH-CARD.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1406-KAYLEIGH-CARD.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: It's birthday time for our wonderful, fun and oh-so-talented Kayleigh! Please join me in wishing her a very, very, very special day! Happy Birthday, Kayleigh! [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Bloese Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) [u][b][url=]Photo Cuts Masks[/url][/b][/u] (&quot;candle&quot; shapes) [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] (all the papers!) [u][b][url=]Dolphin Cove Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (&quot;sun&quot;, flowers, bubbles) [u][b][url=]Baker's Twine: Sea[/url][/b][/u] (twine wrap) [u][b][url=]Heart Pebbles[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Heart Pebbles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] (hearts) [u][b][url=]Katie's Tall Thin Outlined Font[/url][/b][/u] (font for &quot;Happy Birthday&quot;) [b]OTHER[/b] Font (&quot;Kayleigh&quot;): Pea Twist Me Pretty Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />33 comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:58:39 +0000 » yogurtland « <a href=";title=bb-yogurtland-ab&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="1109-scb-hs-senior-friends-12.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1109-scb-hs-senior-friends-12.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: What a fabulous lift this week of 'bawzie'... of course, I loved all that white space and the simple elements. I wanted to crop this photo to get a long, landscape shot of the girls, but I couldn't crop out the one friend that's standing so it's not a long, landscape crop! ha. At any rate, I simply added the logo (from the internet) and a splat or two of 'frozen yogurt' and some 'toppings' (beads!) and it's done! Thanks for the inspiration! [U]JOURNALING[/U] *THE GIRLS' NAMES* AT 17th STREET YOGURTLAND | BEGINNING OF SENIOR YEAR | NOV. 2011 [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] *Off for a run, then lunch w/Shannon... I'll be back to link y'all up! [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] Lakeland Solids *Coming soon!* Watery Spots No. 11 Classic Thin Frames No. 2 Bold and Scripted No. 14 School Mates Elements (beads, recolored) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />13 comments Sun, 08 Jun 2014 19:10:03 +0000 » the story « <a href=";title=bb-the-story-ab&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="1405-me-nook-121.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1405-me-nook-121.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: So, this challenge was... well... challenging! Oh, I knew exactly the story I wanted to share but getting it down on 'paper' in a manner that I liked was another story! I had one complete do-over and I'm still not sure of the layout, but I decided that the story was the important thing and so, here it is! Carol, thank you for really making me think and step outta that proverbial 'box' of mine! I used Katie's fun freebies (brad/flair, &quot;book definition&quot; blendable and the book, which I recolored)... thanks, Katie! And, Cassie... my apologies for probably misreprensenting what the actual spine of a book looks like! LOL [U]JOURNALING[/U] [I]THE STORY[/I] I love to read and I used to read all the time... as a youth... as an adult... but somewhere along the way, a new story was written... “HOW I USED TO READ ALL THE TIME AND GET LOST IN THE STORIES”. A true story by Debi Boler documented May 2014. Chapter 1: I’VE ALWAYS LOVED TO READ. BIOGRAPHIES ARE A FAVORITE. Chapter 2: BUT LIFE GOT SO BUSY AND I PRACTICALLY STOPPED READING. Chapter 3: BUT THEN I GOT A NOOK (WITH A CUTE JONATHAN ADLER COVER!) AND STARTED READING AGAIN! Chapter 4: I LOVED GETTING LOST IN THE STORIES AGAIN! Chapter 5: THEN I DISCOVERED GAME APPS AND GOT LOST IN PLAYING GIN RUMMY AND CRIBBAGE AND SOLITAIRE Chapter 6: AND THEN ONE DAY, I DOWNLOADED A NEW BOOK AND... [I]THE NEXT CHAPTER...[/I] [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames No. 34[/url][/b][/u] (photo frame) [u][b][url=]Antibes Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (butterfly, turned into a sticker) [u][b][url=]Ledger Grids No. 04 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (lined/grid brushes) [B]ALI EDWARDS[/B] [u][b][url=]This Time Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] ('story' brush) [u][b][url=]Stories Of Life Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] ('the next chapter' brush) [B]LYNN GRIEVESON[/B] [u][b][url=]Herne Bay Kit[/url][/b][/u] (background paper) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />15 comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 06:31:41 +0000 » we do family « <a href=";title=bb-we-do-family-ab&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1405-dhb-scb-dad-deli-12.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1405-dhb-scb-dad-deli-12.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: I was so happy that both Derek and Shannon could join me and my dad for lunch on Friday... I knew he'd be thrilled to see them! [U]JOURNALING[/U] Dad (and his caregiver, Christy!) drove down to have lunch with me at the deli. He was surprised and so very happy to have both Derek and Shannon join us, too! Nothing in the world makes Dad happier than spending time with his grandkids! [23 May 2014] [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [b]Dolphin Cove Solids[/b] (background paper) ***COMING SOON!*** [u][b][url=]Watery Washes No. 04 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (brush behind photo) [u][b][url=]Love Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (loopy brush) [B]LYNN GRIEVESON[/B] [u][b][url=]Herne Bay Kit[/url][/b][/u] (patterned paper, brad) [B]ALI EDWARDS[/B] [u][b][url=]We Do Love Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] (title word art) [b]CASSIE JONES[/B] [u][b][url=]How’d They Do That? No. 06: Offset Stamping[/url][/b][/u] (technique on the word art at the edge of the paper) **Be sure to check out Cassie's tutorials... they are sooooo informative!** Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />9 comments Sun, 01 Jun 2014 01:20:02 +0000 » photos « <a href=";title=bb-photos-ab&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="1401-scb-winter-break-book-121.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1401-scb-winter-break-book-121.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: Aino has such a unique and wonderful gallery... it was hard to choose just one layout to lift! But, I really loved the idea of &quot;five things&quot;... mine just turned into a few more than five! LOL Aino's layout: [U][b][url=;title=right-now&amp;cat=500]»RIGHT NOW«[/b][/U][/url] Of course, I loved the neutral background, the labels and chalk brushes! I also went with a neutral background, but darkened it up. I kept my labels smaller (I had more than five things, remember?) and used Katie's &quot;Chalked Flakes&quot; and twist brushes. Shannon had so much fun and took so many photos over her winter break that she created a photobook (I was so happy!)... I used the cover of her book for this layout! Thanks for the inspiration, Aino! [u]JOURNALING[/U] Shannon had a most wonderful and fun winter break this year! A whole month to enjoy her best friends! And the family! *smiley* She took so many fun photos and created a photobook. This is the cover! (1.14) New Year's Eve | Disneyland | LACMA | The Getty | The beach! NHL Ducks game @ Honda Center | Griffith Observatory | Los Angeles [u]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [b]Antibes Solids[/b] (background paper) **Coming Soon!** [u][b][url=]Anzio Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (labels, journaling card) [u][b][url=]Fastener Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (staples, photo holder) [u][b][url=]Chalked Flakes Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] (snowflake brush) [u][b][url=]Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] (twist brush) [u][b][url=]Wood Veneer Words No. 05[/url][/b][/u] (title word) [u][b][url=]Brielle Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] (camera) Thanks for looking! Debi<br /><br />15 comments Sat, 31 May 2014 20:07:05 +0000