Monday, July 26, 2010

Yesterday's Garden Freebie

I love the colors Kim B chose for the DSO Color Challenge this month! So soft and beautiful. I didn't know where I was going with these colors though. They brought to mind vintage for me, but I've already done that. Then I was playing around with some shots I had taken of my clematis in bloom. They grow on a set of wrought iron trellises placed to hide my giant, ugly, yet highly energy efficient air conditioning unit. A few tweeks with color and saturation and I saw the challenge colors right in front of me. So a gardening theme it was. I realized how much of the stuff in my own garden is wrought iron so I decided to add some charcoal and black to the mix. I love the way it turned out.

Here is a shot of Ms. Jewel helping me plant some annuals to give you an idea of where I went this month. She is a born gardener and just like her MiMi she doesn't like to wear gloves. She likes to "feel the dirt". *lol*

Isn't she the cutest? Now that everything is blooming she likes to help pick off the wilted blooms. We just need to work on what she thinks is wilted. :-P

Now for a peek at the full kit...


Enjoy "Yesterday's Garden" and as always I'd love to see anything you create with my kits.

Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Red, White, and Blue Freebie

Bet you thought it was going to be Patriotic! *lol*

At the first of the year we had Ms. J's pics made to commemorate her 3rd birthday and of course they came out so darn cute I wanted to create layouts with several of them. However, all of the red, white, and blue I came across was full of stars and stripes. I needed flowers and polka dots! So what is any good MiMi to do but create the perfect kit to match Ms. Jewel's dress?

I've been working on this kit off and on for months and Ms. J now recognizes whenever I'm working in PSP and she asks me every time, "Are you working on my kit, MiMi?" Great emphasis and drama on the "my" here. This one was born to be a Diva. *lol*

Look at these layouts I've done so far with the kit...

Isn't she the cutest thing ever? She has MiMi wrapped so tight around those little fingers it is not even funny!

Here is a look at the kit. I even whipped up a little matching alpha for you.


I hope you enjoy using the kit and as always I would love to see anything you create with "Jewel's Dress".

Happy Scrappin'!