Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Let Freedom Ring

SAHM Scrapper and Digital Scrap Fun collaborated on a new kit for the 4th of July called Let Freedom Ring. It's a great kit and I had so much fun playing with it. Here is a preview of SAHM Scrapper's kit. If you click on it, you will go to her store.

Here is the layout I did using this kit. It was perfect for Xandra's favorite song!

And here is my part of the Brag Book QuickPages Train. Click on the preview to download.

Here is the rest of the train:

Tricia <--You are here

Monday, June 28, 2010

Down on the Farm

Tracy at Growing Pains Scrapped did a collaboration with Colleen at Rainamoon Scraps on a kit called Down on the Farm. There are some cute farm animals, and primary colors. It's 30% off this week and as an added bonus, if you buy the kit, you can get the cardstock add on for free. Put both in your cart and add coupon code GPS_DOTF Cardstock. And check out the blogs, the are links to other CT's quickpages.

Here is the full preview...it is linked to her store:

A closer look at the papers:

Here is the layout I did using this kit.

And I did a quickpage as a freebie for you to enjoy.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Speed Scrap Tonight

Hope you can join us for a fun Speed scrap...and a fantastic participation prize!!

Image linked to the forum!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Template Freebie

I made a template last night and thought I would share. Here is the layout I did, I haven't journaled yet, but.... Anyway, this was a fashion show we had at our ladies retreat in May. The ladies did a fabulous job!

Here is the template preview, just click on it and it will take you to the download page. If you use it for a layout, I would love to see it!

Friday, June 18, 2010


I love Shel Belle Scraps kits. They are so easy to work with and she has some great designs. I picked up two of her kits this week. One is called Blossom. It has reds, pinks, and purples. Flowers, ribbons, buttons, brads, and a butterfly and bird. I really like all the elements in this kit. I'm sure you will find everything you need. She also did worn paper to coordinate with this kit. Here is a preview, click on it to go to her store.

Here are the layouts I did using this kit. I did them both for speed scraps yesterday on two different sites. I love the alpha and worn paper on this one.

This one was for the speed scrap on Stuff to Scrap last night. I love the little butterflies on this layout and the wire flowers.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Just wanted to let you know about a great sale that is going on. You can save up to 50% off! Can't beat that, and she has some gorgeous kits out there. The flier is linked to her store, so take a look around and enjoy shopping!

CT Blog Train - Zippity-Zoo-Da

Been to the zoo lately? Want to go to the zoo? Well, after this train, you may need to plan one! Mine is mainly generic, but I wanted to make sure you have the everyday stuff you need too.

Here is my preview. Click on the image to download.

And here is the rest of the train! Don't forget to leave some love.

Becky (SAHM)
Rainamoon Scraps
Dana (Scrappingirl)
Jessica (mom2moo)
Haylee (scrapinbyskeeks)
Tricia's Treasures <--- You are here

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'm learning something new

I thought I would share some things that I am learning with you. I've always wondered how you could "cut" someone out of a picture to use on a layout. Well, I've been digi-scrapping for almost two years and I finally got it! I've been watching videos, taking classes, and reading tutorials with no luck! I ran across a tutorial yesterday that made sense to me. Well, added to a video I saw earlier, it all came together.
Anyway, her is a layout I did with and without the extraction. When I did this layout, I wanted to "hide" my messy house in the background, but of course I didn't know how, so everyone gets to see how messy it is! lol

Then when I was learning to extract last night, I thought of this layout and tried it. It's not perfect, but I really like the affect.

I also was reading how to change a color of something in a picture. So I had to try that too. Jesse took this picture when she was playing with Philip's camera one day. Philip has this red pull over that clashes with our furniture. (The picture is not very good, I'm still learning to take the glare off of it - but that's another tutorial!)

So I thought I would change it to blue, and wow what a difference.

So, where did I get these tutorials you might ask. Well, I was playing around looking for different digi scrap sites and was looking at where some other folks I know and I went to Ginger Scraps again. I've there a few times, but didn't stay long. Well they have a whole forum about Photo Editing Techniques and I found both of these there. There is about a years worth, so I'm slowly going through there. Check it out, you might enjoy it too!

Bold and Beautiful

Just For You Digi Scraps has a great kit called Bold and Beautiful. I love all the colors in this kit, they are bold and beautiful! There are browns, oranges, magenta, and greens. I would have never thought to put these colors together, but they go great! She has all kinds of elements, frames, buttons, flowers and paisleys. She also has an add on kit and a glitter kit that matches this kit. I used some from all the kits. Here is a preview, it's linked to her store.

Here are a couple of layouts I did with this kit. This layout for a speed scrap at STS. I really like the way it turned out. I also used a photo mask by Misty Cato on this.

This one was for another speed scrap at STS (I was so glad to participate, it's been forever since I was able to get to one and then to do two in a row!)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Our Friday the 13 Vacation

I've been wanting to do this layout for a long time. I would see challenges with lots of journaling and think, I know what I'm going to do, but never did it. Well, this time I finally sat down and wrote it out. It's for week three of "This Scrapper's Got Talent" and even though I didn't make it into week three, I wanted to complete this layout. They wanted at least 200 words, of course mine has over 1,000! Here is the layout, I used Growing Pains Scrapped kit called Serenity and the font is Just One More Picture.

I know you can't read the journaling, but it reads:
Our vacation started out uneventful for the most part.We had two caravans heading down to Alabama. One was from North Carolina and the other from Missouri. There were three cars from NC and I’m not sure if there was one or two from Missouri. Anyway, we were all heading to Alabama to have two 5-generation pictures made.In Mom and Dad’s car, we had Mom and Dad, Kelly and Will, and Brodie in the car seat between Kelly and Will. In our Saturn Vue, we had me and Philip and Jesse and Joey in their car seats. In Jay’s car we had Jay, Cheyenne and Jack in his car seat. From Missouri, we had Josh and Duska with Isaiah in his car seat. I’m not sure if Missy and John were in their own car, or if they rode with Josh and Duska.

We decided to stop and eat. Jay wanted to stop at Pizza Hut since they have a buffet. We all like Pizza, so it sounded like a good deal. We stopped, and of course the buffet had been depleted. So we waited for the next cooking. Of course so was everyone else. We still had nothing. The waitress was great and we ordered pizzas from the menu. This way we got what we wanted and didn’t have any competition. We got out with only paying about $30.00 for all of us because of the problems.

We got the two 5-generation pictures made (Fuver, Mom, Missy, Jay/Josh and Jack/Isaiah.) I stayed home, but some of them came back complaining about everything that happened. I think the pictures turned out great!

When we left to go home, Missy decided she was going to go back with Jay and Cheyenne to spend a little bit of time with them. So our caravan started back. Same set up, just added Missy to Jay and Cheyenne. We stopped outside of Atlanta to find a hotel to spend the night. It was raining, so we were looking for one with an indoor pool. I had my laptop with my air card, so we could connect to the Internet to find one. The only problem was, my battery was dead. So we pulled up close to a gas station and used their electricity to get connected. Me, Kelly, Jay and Daddy, were outside the car learning over the hood. Jay holding the umbrella, so the computer wouldn’t get wet!

We found a Hilton Garden Inn with an indoor pool not too far away. But everyone wanted to look for something cheaper. We kept looking. We spent over an hour trying to find a place with no luck. We finally decided on the Garden Inn. We loaded back in the cars and took off.

After stopping for dinner, we made it to the hotel around 9:30. The pool closed at 10! What, no pool time tonight? I think Jay and Cheyenne went in for a few minutes, but that was it. The other problem, they only had King rooms! Well that worked for me, Philip and Jesse. It worked for Mom and Dad and Joey. It worked for Kelly, Will and Brodie. But it wasn’t going to work for Jay, Cheyenne, Missy and Jack. Oh well, they made it work!

Missy went out and picked up dollar burgers for all of us and we at in our room. We purchased a movie for the kids to watch (Meet the Robinsons.) I’m not sure they watched it, but Will and I enjoyed it. The next morning, Philip and I went out for breakfast. Of course, the order was all wrong! They left off part of the order, didn’t do part of it right! We had to go back! But we were able to make it to the pool that morning.

We left the hotel around noon after spending the morning in the pool. The kids (and adults) loved it. We started back on the road, and every thing was going smoothly. Will was laughing at Daddy and Philip with their Ham Radio. K4CRD this is K4PRG; K4PRG this is K4CRD, and on and on it went.

We got outside of Florence, SC and the transmission went out on the Saturn! What?!?! Thankfully we had AAA so we called them and gave them directions. We were still on I20, with all the cars pulled off the side of the road. We decided to get the kids away, so we took Joey and Jesse and put them in Mom and Dad’s car (no car seats, no nothing!) and sent them off to the next exit. Jay followed in his car. Daddy stayed behind with me and Philip. After we go a hold of AAA, we called Hertz. We would need a car to get home in. So Jay dropped every one off at a KFC and came back for us. I went with Jay to the airport in Florence to get the rental, while Daddy and Philip waited for the tow truck. It took the tow truck forever, since he went down I95 looking for us and we were on I20! Another tow truck stopped to check on us (he wanted the business) when they explained the situation, he was able to get it straighten out. He towed the Saturn to Saturn of Florence and left it there. We put a note on the car for the service department.

We all met back up at the KFC, where Mom, Missy and Cheyenne had to deal with the 4 kids. Cheyenne, being a 1st grade teacher, kept them entertained with books and such. They finally decided that they might as well eat dinner since they were still waiting after an hour.

We had to change the car seats, the DVD player, and the luggage from the Saturn to the rental. Then at 9pm that night, we finally headed home. It was only 4 more hours, but they were some of the longest hours ever. We were all tired and had to work the next morning.

We are taking another trip like this for Fuver’s 90th birthday next month with two additional cars. We are all hoping and praying that it is an uneventful trip.

If you are still with me, I'm impressed. I will let you know how this next trip works out!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Serenity QuickPage Freebie

As promised. Here is your quickpage freebie from Growing Pains Scrapped kit Serenity! Hope you enjoy it. Click on the preview to download.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Tracy of Growing Pains Scrapped has a new kit out that she is offering on her blog for free. It's only free for 24 hours, so make sure you stop by to pick it up. I love this kit, the colors are so pretty, blues, oranges and browns and greens! It will go with just about anything. It will be great for some Father Day pages too! Here is the preview, it's linked to her blog.

Here is the paper preview, you get it on Wednesday. You can pick up the elements on Thursday and the alpha on Friday. Remember the links are only good for 24 hours, so stop by every day! And be sure to stop by on Saturday to pick up the quick pages!

Here is the layout I did using this kit. It's of my youngest nephew. And don't forget to check back on Saturday for the quick page!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Daddy's Hands

Becky, SAHM Scrapper and Gettin' Scrappy with Britt did a collaboration called Daddy's Hands. (I've always liked that song.) This kit is out for Father's Day, and I love it. I love the colors, and the alpha. There are dad's with their little boy and with their little girls, and it has all kinds of tools. It's a great kit for any boy pictures. Click on the preview to go to the store.

Need a gift for Father's Day? Well check out the Brag Book quickpages that you can get! Makes for a quick and easy gift! And it's on sale today!

Here is a layout I did with the kit. I used a sketch from my Sketchapoolza class by Becky Rico.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mother's Love

IvoryKeys Digital Dreams is another new designer at Stuff to Scrap. She has a new kit out now called Mother's Love. I love the pastel colors in this kit and the alpha is so cute. There's lots of flowers and swirls. It's such a pretty kit. Here is a preview, it's linked to her store.

Here is the layout I did using this kit. It's a two page spread that I did for the This Scrapper's Got Talent contest going on at Stuff to Scrap. This is the second week, and so far I'm still in it! Here is the entire layout.

The left hand side:

The right hand side: