Thursday, December 20, 2007

Having one amazing month...

I just found out that I am having a layout published in the January issue of The Artisan Notebook, Digital Scrapbooking Artists Guild. You have to be a member to view it, but I am getting a complimentary issue so I am so excited about that! I Just finished some layouts for kjoi studios. This month I had the chance to work with the very talented designer Dawn Inskip. Her kits are amazing! My only regret is that I've been so busy with Holiday stuff - I wish I could have done more. Here is her kit The Write Stuff I did two layouts with it. The first one "confessions" is a self layout and the second "sweet" is about my relationship with my two incredible sister-in-laws.
I am hosting a Hybrid challenge over at kjoistudios so if you have a minute, stop by and check it out. There are lots of great prizes that you actually get to choose from! How cool is that?!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Had some time this weekend...

to get caught up on some cards. I love doing digital work, but It's been awhile since I have done anything hands on and I just had to have that paper feel! I guess you can say that I have turned into a Hybrid junkie because of my love for all things paper and digital! The first card (shining star) is a Hybrid card. I made it from JanaM's new kit, you can get it here

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Jingle Bells Kit for Charity

I wanted to share with you this Gorgeous kit made my the very Talented JanaM, Scrap-Girl, Lanie and JanaCE. It is a Mega Charity kit and the whole proceeds goes to the German Jose Carreras Leukemia Foundation ....the kit can be purchased at:
Here are two layouts I created with the kit. The kit is so jammed pack with papers and embellishments that I plan on making more layouts and cards too.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Favorite eye candy

My favorite eye candy at the moment hands down would have to be these adorable circle accents by Jenna Desai, you can find them at The-lilypad for just $1.60. What a steal! I know this is one digital purchase that I will use over and over again. Could they be any cuter??

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Kjoi studios team diva!

I am proud to say that I am now designing for the Kjoi studios diva team. Each month we are assigned one designer to create for. My designer for November was SaL
You can find her kits in the Kjoi studios store

Here are two layouts that I created with her Zen Garden kit. Totally fun stuff!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

CPS Sketch contest

It has been awhile since I have entered any contests, but I couldn't pass this one up. Cardmaker magazine is having a card design contest using a sketch from CPS (card positoning systems). One grand prize winner will be chosen to have their card published in the July 2008 issue. The themes are Patriotic, travel postcards, summer parties, Christmas in July. I chose the travel postcard theme. Here is what I came up with using their sketch:
I followed the sketch but flipped it Horizontally for a fun twist. I really enjoyed making this card, thanks for the contest CPS and Cardmaker magazine!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Life has been getting in the way...

It's summer, the kids are out of school. We have been busy with camping trips and kids activities. It's becoming harder and harder to find the time to scrapbook let alone blog. Between tumbling, football, activities with the church and the school choir, I find myself becoming the kids Taxi driver. In fact, the only scrapping I have had time for lately is Digital Scrapping and it is becoming my new obsession.
Here is what I've done with fabulous digital products from JanaM

Love the glitter on the first one. So fun to play with!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Heather Preckel Chat!

Come join us tonight over at Serendipity scrapbooks for a chat with the extremely talented Heather Preckel. Chat starts at 8pmEST, 5pmPST, 7pmCST. While your there don't forget to check out the A2Z flights of fancy contest in the Monthly contests forum. A great prize package is up for grabs.

Digital toot!

You make me happy
Originally uploaded by lideros1.

I've been dabbling in digital for awhile now and I have a toot to share. The fabulous Jana McCarthy just asked me to join her team. You can view Jana's products here

Monday, June 18, 2007

Kalee & Matt

Kalee & Matt
Originally uploaded by lideros1.

We spent Father's day with Frank's family in the bay area. Thank goodness for my fast shutter speed on my new camera or I would never have been able to catch this picture on time. Kalee and Matt were tickling each other and being goofy. I have to say that it is my favorite picture right now.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Yosemite Pines

Originally uploaded by lideros1.

We are back from our camping trip to Yosemite. We had a blast this weekend. We camped with 7 other families, all together there was about 44 of us - and half of that was kids! We camped at Yosemite Pines resort. There was so much to do there - they had a petting zoo, pool, playground, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, gold panning, hiking trails and a gold miners cave! The kids also passed the time with water balloons and they performed a talent show for us on our last night. Matt wowed everyone with his breakdancing skills and won the show. So much fun - it was the perfect vacation and much needed too after our super stressful week of having pumbling and car problems.

Garrotte mines

Originally uploaded by lideros1.

We went on a hike and stumbled across this gold miners cave. The kids got to go in with their flash lights. They had a blast, it was so cold and spooky, they actually went in 3 times.

Goldminer's cave

Originally uploaded by lideros1.

grumpy's bridge creek

Originally uploaded by lideros1.

The kids found this creek that they loved just below grumpy's bridge near our campsite. They spent a good amount of time here hunting for lizards, insects and butterflies.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Lazar studiowerx

Have you heard about this site? I first found out about it on Pubcalls and then I took a look at their products and had to have them.
Their digital products are really cool too! I recently started hybrid scrapping and now find it hard to live without digital products. Check it out


I must admit I have been neglecting my blog. What is the point of having one - if you never post? Anyways, we have just been so busy that I haven't had time to keep up. We are in the midst of remodeling our downstairs. We took out all the carpet and are installing porcelain tile. Since, we are doing it ourselves it is taking a VERY long time, and I am trying to be patient - but it has been a challenge with all the dust and not having our furniture. It's a disaster right now but I will post pictures when it is all done.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Spring Soriee cyber crop

Don't miss out on the Spring Soriee cyber crop over at serendipity scrapbooks.
It runs from friday March 23 - sunday March 25. Stop in for your chance to win prizes and take part in lots of challenges, games and fun.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

bond wallhanging

bond wallhanging
Originally uploaded by lideros1.

Your Pictured Memories is a new company that premiered at CHA. Their unique product lines include ChipPics. Chip Pics are double sided textured chipboard with pattern paper on one side and textured on the other. Check it out at:
I used ChipPic to create this unique wallhanging.
So simple!

I love you card

I love you card
Originally uploaded by lideros1.

featuring papers from YPM' s Silver and Gold collection.

Little blossom

Little blossom
Originally uploaded by lideros1.

This is a shadow box frame I made for the DT contest at Your Pictured Memories. The frame features their paper and rubons from their Sunset line.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Memory Boutique

Colorbok is having a Memory Boutique page layout contest from now till March 31st. You can check it out at I love designing with their products and I also love how accessible they are! They can be found at all the Joann's stores. I decided to share a few of my creations with you, but I'm holding back my submission (that one is super secret)!

Cherish U

Cherish U
Originally uploaded by lideros1.

Memory Boutique: cherish tag, pearl brads, monogram letter, flower, rhinestone, rubons


Originally uploaded by lideros1.

Memory Boutique papers, tag, rub ons, flowers & rhinestones

Love is in the air

Memory Boutique: papers, chipboard, rubons, flower, rhinestone & stick pin
love is in the air2
Originally uploaded by lideros1.


This one was so simple and easy to do, I love the white space on it.
Memory Boutique: papers& rubons
Originally uploaded by lideros1.


Memory Boutique: papers, chipboard & rubons.
Petaloo: daisy cream flower
Originally uploaded by lideros1.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Daddy's Home!

Originally uploaded by lideros1

Welcome Home Frank! After 15 months of serving a tour in Afghanistan, our prayers were answered. We finally got our Daddy back. Frank came home just in time to see Kalee's performance in her school play "little red riding hood" She was a bird (that explains the costume!)

Hanging with Daddy

Originally uploaded by lideros1.

Frank returned just in time to watch Kalee's school play 'little red riding hood'. She was a bird in the play.

Daddy & Matthew

Originally uploaded by lideros1.

Frank brought this hat back from Krygistan. Matthew was so excited to wear it.

Welcome Daddy!

Originally uploaded by lideros1.

Picking up Daddy from the airport. The kids couldn't have been happier to see him!