I am a busy mom of a toddler and wife of an entrepreneur. Design and art have always been a part of who I am and created pieces for others because it was fun. My husband, his cousin Stacey and my friend Maria finally convinced me to make it my life's work - and I thank them for it.
Wow! Sorry that I've been sorely neglecting my blog. :( Life has been so crazy with a toddler who only wants his mama. That's good... and bad. I get nothing else done. :) But I wouldn't trade it, it just makes life a little more... um... rearranged. LOL
So here's a few of my recent LOs and the kits that I used.
The first one is from the April Mix-A-Kit from ScrapMatters. I can't tell you how many mini kits I used to create this, but what a great idea! I loved picking exactly what I wanted to create my own kit and layout. Aren't the colors yummy?? It's so fresh and springy.
Welcome to Cara Olson Designs' Blog! Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day. You are riding the ScrapMatters Blog Train and you have arrived at Cara's Blog from Lina's blog.
Our theme is "Thankful" and I'd like to take a moment to tell you what inspired me for my freebie - my little boy. He will be three years old the end of this month and he is the apple of my eye. We waited a long time to have such a precious child and I love him dearly. He inspires me every day and I'm so thankful for him.
I've created a template for you today. It works beautifully with the featured kit, Many Thanks, from ScrapMatters. Many Thanks is free with a $20 purchase at ScrapMatters, so *wink* plan your DSD purchases accordingly.
Here's the layout using Many Thanks that inspired the template:
Here's a preview of the template and kit:
The Blog Train has ended its run and is now parked in the station. Hope you were able to grab it!!
It's the best day of the week.... it's new release day at ScrapMatters! Here are a few of the new, awesome kits:
Here's a Halloween/Fall kit from Scrapmuss Designs called Lost Kingdom. I absolutely LOVE this kit. The oranges are so warm.
And here's what I made with it:
Here's an awesome new set of Stacks from Chelle's Creations. I don't know what I did before these!!! They're amazing. Here they are:
And here's a layout I made using them. (It's also my entry for Battle of the Creative Teams at DigiScrapAddicts):
Here's a new kit by Jenn Labre, Red Red Wine. Ever since I've gotten this kit, I hum that song every time I look at the kit. LOL I love the rich tones in this kit (not to mention I'm a big fan of great wine!).
Here are some super fun mats from Jady Day Studio - Matly in Love - Set 1. Love these. I can see myself using them over and over and over. And "set 1" implies more than one will be coming... hooray!!!
And here's a layout I made using both of these (my first photoless layout):
This is just the tip of the iceberg this week. Go to ScrapMatters to check it out!
Hey Blog followers... Chelle's Creations (and I) need your help! Battle of the Creative teams has started at DigiScrapAddicts.com and we need your votes. Click here to view our layouts for the Week One challenge. Click here to place your vote (for Chelle's Creations - it's toward the bottom of the list). Thanks for your help!!!
Here's my personal layout for Chelle's Creative Geniuses:
Next, there's Lil' Spookies by LawTeeDa Designs. Awesome for cute little ones in their costumes.
And ooooooooh, I love this new collab kit from JennCK Designs and Stolen Moments Designs. Yum! It's called Aviator.
And last, and certainly NOT least is the new kit from Jady Day Studios called My Girl. I loved this kit so much I dug out photos from when I was little just so I could scrap with it! It's absolutely fabulous!!!
Hello and happy Tuesday everyone! I've created a template freebie for Chelle's Creations today, and I'm also offering it here. Dontcha just love a new template? I know I do. Our lives are so hectic (and sometimes our scrapping mojo disappears just when we need it :/ ), that templates are such a gift. So enjoy!!!