Thursday, May 28, 2009

Club Dude Challenges

Well I finally got around to doing my challenge layouts for May @
Club Dude @ Osten Wilkins Designs
If you haven't joined the forum yet you should before the end of the month.
There are stunning posting bonuses.

Mother's Love

This one is for the "Get Your Inspiration" Challenge
Kit- Embrace EI Goodies by Osten Wilkins
Font- Mr. Sopkin

photo of myself and my oldest son, Sean at 2 months old

Quote reads-
Mother's Love

Her love is like
an island in life's ocean,
vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.
'Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.
Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro' the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there.
Author Unknown

3 Months

This is for the "Download of the Month" Challenge
You get free piece of a kit each month for this one.

Kit- Cherish by Osten Wilkins
Font- Saginaw Bold

photo of myself at 3 months


This is for the "Embellish It" Challenge
They give you a list of 5 embellishment and you pick 3 of them to use in your layout.

Kit- Mystical Rapture by Osten Wilkins
Template- #311 by Andrea Gold

For May EI Challenge
used all 5 requirements
1. Lace 2. Butterflies 3. 3 Ribbons 4. 2 photos 5. Wild Card bow and diamond button

Denise 1959

This is for the "Font-a-LICIOUS" Challenge
As you can guess a special font is picked for each month.

Kit- Frivolous Fancies by Osten Wilkins
Font- Dasiy Mae

photos of my mother 1 year old in 1959

Thanks for looking
xx Christie

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In The Woods

Well today I played with "In the Woods"
by Athena Designs
You can purchase the kit at
Stargazer Scraps

Peace & Harmony

photos for Sean & Seth extracted

photo of Seth on the toy tractor

My Baby Boy

I got to play with Laura's Designz kit "My Baby Boy"
that you can purchase at Paradise 4 Scrappers.
It is Tagger size but is in 300 dpi so great for a brag book for printing.

Baby Boy

photos of Seth the day he was born
font: Curlz MT

Baby Shower

Photos of myself at the baby shower my MIL gave me when I was pregnant with Seth

Friday, May 22, 2009

Mom's Day Collab

Today I got Mom's Day Collab from
Stargazer Scraps.
It is by Candy Treats, Pimp'd Designz & Scraps by Jessica.
It is a great kit for all occasions not just Mother's Day.
I made three layouts with each designers part.


photo of my mom, Denise, Aunt Diane, Uncle Danny, & Aunt Donna
(left to right)

My Heart

photo of myself & Robby in the Smokies


photo of myself 1988

Well have a great Memorial Day Weekend

Promise Me

We have a new designer at Paradise 4 Scrappers,
some of you may already know of her,
Helly of Designs by Helly.
I was able to use her new kit
"Promise Me"
It is a beautiful, romantic kit great
for making all type of wonderful layouts.
Here are two layouts I made will it.

Jena's Wedding Day

Jean & Jason

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bliss and freebies

I got to play with Kim Smith's new kit Bliss today.
It hasn't been released yet so be on the look out for it coming to
Osten Wilkins Designs Shop.

It will be out within the next week and there will be a freebie mini on here blog also
kimsmith designs


Kit: Bliss by kimsmith designs
fonts: Balker, Batang, & Beachman Script

Quote: Sisters are different flowers from the same garden. -Author Unknown

Photo of myself and my sister Nia 1998


Kit: Bliss by kimsmith designs
font: Happy Hour JF

Photo of DH and boys at the ATL Zoo at the turtle exhibit, May 2008.

Journaling: We went to the Atlanta Zoo. You both loved the turtle exhibit. We had to go through 3 times to make sure we saw everything. 5/28/08

and now to your freebies...
I have 2 quickpages that are made from Bliss

Bliss quickpage 1 HERE

Bliss quickpage 2 HERE

Have a great day.
xx Christie

Monday, May 4, 2009



I made a new layout with the daily download kit from
Divine Digital Forum for April 16-30, 2009.

Kit: Whimsical Spring by Cinda Alspaugh, Chris Greiser & Tina M

photos of butterflies at the Tennessee Aquarium

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bunches of New Layouts

Well we had a challenge over at Club Dude, to see who could post the most layouts in April.
I posted 54 layouts for the month, WOOT WOOT.
These are a few that I did and just now getting around to posting here on the blog.

Seth's 1st Birthday

Paper, Stitches & Confetti- Cheerful Birthday by Designs by Krakatuka
Cake & #1 Candle- Birthday Party by Paci & Touch Me
Frame- Happy Birthday by Beacon Scraps
Wordart- April 09 Word Art 1 for Inspiration Challenge at OWD by KK Designs
Photos of my son, Seth's 1st Birthday

Happy 3rd Birthday
Seth's Birthday is April21st, so I got into the birthday theme this month

kit: Celebration Retro by Osten Wilkins
fonts: kozuka gothic pro & brush script std
sketch: by kimsmith designs
Photo of my sons, Sean & Seth on Seth's birthday

Birthday Boy

kit: Celebration Retro by Osten Wilkins
fonts: Xessy & Goose
photo of Seth & Buddy Bear at his 3rd birthday party
Scraplift inspiration of Lindajd2007's layout seen here: here

Birthday Party

kit: Celebration Retro by Osten Wilkins
happy birthday banner: birthday party by Paci & Touch Me
sketch: by kimsmith designs
photos of Seth at his 3rd birthday party

7th Birthday

Kit: Celebration Retro by Osten Wilkins
fonts: Birthday & Book Antiqua
photos of Sean's 7th birthday party

Happy Birthday Sean

Kit Celebration Retro by Osten Wilkins
Font Party by Tom
Photo of my son, Sean on his 7th birthday.

Sean's 4th Birthday

kit: Celebration Retro by Osten Wilkins

Seth Ashton

Kit: Little Baby Bunting by Aja Abney
photo of Seth a few minutes old

Wonderful Life

kit: Scrapmalin's Launching Day Mega Kit Partie 2
photo of myself and my boys

Sean 1st Grade

kit: 2 Cool 4 School by Dani Mogstad & Scrapkitchen Designs

The Sugar Crash

Kit Trouble by Sweet Digi Scraps
Font Hobo Std
Photo of my son Seth crashed after all the sugar he had that day

Senior Prom

kit: Belle de Nuit by Irene V. Alexeeva
photo of myself and bf Kim at the prom 1999


kit: Ahoy, Me Hearties by Donna Rafferty
photo of Sean & Seth as pirates for Halloween 2006

Jena's Bachelorette Party

kit: Flirty Skirty by Sugarplum Paperie by Nicole Seitler
font: Gisele Script
photo of Jena, myself & Teresa at the party

Giddy Up

kit: Cowboy Up by Designs by Valorie Brown
photo of my son Sean and my MIL Reta

Field Day 2008

Kit: It's Primary My Dear by Sweet Digi Scraps
font: Good Dog Cool
photos of my son and friends from school on their field day in 2008

Easter Helper

Kit: Shabby Easter April 09 Club Dude Megakit Collab by
designs by heidik and kimsmith designs
Font: DJB Chere
Photo of my sons Sean & Seth

Daddy & The Spooks

Kit: Triki Treaters by Osten Wilkins

Blowing Bubbles

Kit What fun by Sweet Digi Scraps
Font GiddyUp std
Photo of Sean blowing bubbles


Paper- Funky Batiks, Frame- Framing Clusters Vol II & Alphas- Curlies Alpha all by Birgit Kerr
photo of my bff Amber and myself at Music Midtown Festival in 2000

Best Friends

kit: Urban Bohemian by Edeline Designs
font: SBC Eden
photo of my sons playing outside

Believe in Yourself

Kit: Scrapmalin's Launching Day Mega Kit Partie 1
photo of myself 10th grade

4th of July 2008

Kit: It's Primary My Dear by Sweet Digi Scraps
font: Good Dog Cool
photos of Sean & Seth at the Independence Festival 2008

xx Christie

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Child of Summer Layouts

Today I play with a wonderful kit
Child of Summer
by Arkansas Outhouse Scraps
you can purchase the kit @
Paradise for Scrappers
it comes in both full & tagger sizes

1syt layout is of the boys playing outside at their Mammaw's

2nd layout is of my beautiful cousin Dana
at my mom's 4th of July weekend

last I made a new tag with the kit also.
artwork @Gretchen Raisch-Baskin

hope you are having a great weekend
xx Christie

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mum's Garden layouts

I made 2 new layouts and a tag using
Mum's Garden by Pips Dezigns
You can purchase the kit @ StarGazers

photo of an iris at the end of my drive way
font used Monotype Corsiva

photo of Sean and a flower at the aquarium

tag artwork ©DL Norton

6 Quickpage Freebie for NSD

I have 6 Quickpage freebies for you today to kick
National Scrapbooking Day.

1st 2 come from Hard Candy by Pimp'd Dezign

download Rock Star- Here

download Rock On- Here

Next 2 come from Fish On by Wench Designs

download Gone Fisshin'- Here

download Fish Tale- Here

And the last 2 come for Something's Fishy by KiKeKa Kits crafted by Gina

download Aquarium- Here

download Aquarium- Here

Hope you enjoy them and please leave some love.

Thanks & Have a Great Weekend
xx Christie