This Winkler Scraps

An ordinary gal scrapping ordinary pages about an extraordinary God

Kits I’m Eyeing February 24, 2011

Filed under: STS designer,Uncategorized — Christie @ 1:39 am
Digi-designs by Nicole is having a fun contest (Pick me, pick me!  😉  ) where we highlight three of her kits for the chance to win them.  Well, one was an easy pick for me because I’ve been eying it since the particularly bittersweet moment of Judah’s first haircut.  Sniff sniff. 
Before (Okay, okay, so maybe he needed the haircut! But still….!!)

After.... (Bye bye curls! 😦 )

So bittersweet!  It feels like such a short time ago that he was this bald little newborn that God entrusted to us…. I think he’s growing faster than even his hair is! 

…But for all the bittersweetness, I still want to remember his first haircut…. So wouldn’t this kit be lovely for that??

Aren't the scissors and comb adorable?? (Image linked to Nicole's store if you want to check it out.)

The other ones I had a bit more difficulty with.  Sigh – so many to choose from!  🙂

…But since I love Disney and am hoping we’ll get to take another trip there soon, this one grabbed my attention. 

A lot of the papers are generic enough, too, that they'd work for non-Disney layouts, too. (Image linked to store.)

And finally, after debating between the baby kit (Hey, I’ve got baby on the brain!  Only 3 more weeks left until Due Date!) and another Disney kit (I mean REALLY hoping to get back….  😉  ), what I kept going back to is not actually a kit but a template pack.  Now hear me out!  This is not your ordinary template pack….

(Image linked)

See, I told you….  I’m all about the template to save time – and to help me do all the things I don’t know how to.  I really like this template pack because one of the things I miss about paper scrapbooking is the ability to create fun shapes with scissors.  I loved going to crops and using all the fancy paper cutters in different shapes, and though I know there’s that capability in digital scrapbooking, in all honesty, I have no clue how to do it (and probably don’t have the brain power and time to learn at this stage, either.  I’m lucky to even get a page done!) – insert these templates!

So there you have it!  Some more fun kit options from the digital scrapbooking world, this time featuring Nicole of Digi-deigns by Nicole (who, incidentally, is the owner of Stuff to Scrap, arguably one of my favorite digital scrapbooking forums and galleries.  If you haven’t checked out their forum and challenges, do it!  They’re fun, and you can even earn points towards a gift card to their store.)

 

Some More Pages Before Baby Comes! February 21, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christie @ 8:26 pm

It’s amazing how much one can get done when Daddy takes Judah to play ultimate for an afternoon and Judah has a THREE HOUR NAP (Can you say, “Hallelujah!!!”??!) the next day.  Whoo hoo.

Today’s naptime page:  (No, it didn’t take me 3 hours to do this.  I DO actually do other things besides scrap, you know.  😉  )

Helper Judah! This is a page I've been meaning to do for a while and finally did. (A hodge podge of supplies used, including paper from The Scrappy Kat's Happy Birthday to Me and Bible word art from Precepts and Promises)

Journaling at top: We’re so glad that you like to help so much, as there are definitely plenty of chances to do so living in Nigeria!  Before eating any raw fruits or vegetables, we have to soak them in treated water, and you love to plop food into the water and take it out.  (Of course you also like to PLAY in the water, so sometimes Mommy has to take over!)  You are so willing to help, and it is such fun watching all the things you can do. We pray that you will always enjoy helping and that you’ll be a young man who serves others joyfully.

Snippets of some recent conversations with Judah….  (Click on the page to view larger and read the journaling about our clever little boy.  😉  )

Kit: Lil' Boys, The Scrappy Kat. Temaplate and quotation marks: Paislee Press

Yesterday I even made a double page spread about my childhood homes, but I need to get some more pictures from my parents.  Again.

And some more past pages: 

Left side of double page. Siesta Key in Sarasota. Only the most beautiful beach I've ever seen.

Right side of Siesta Key page. Kit: Summer Surprises Blog Train, Mad Genius Designs

Everyone says he looks like Chris.... (Kit from Shabby Princess)

Way more about me than you'll ever want to know (but click for larger view if you ARE curious 😉 ). But hey, maybe my kids will one day want to know how much I liked the smell of freshly cut grass. Kit: Funkytown by The Scrappy Kat.

Well, I suppose that’s enough for now. 

Christie, Scrapping Machine