Amusment Park Memories

Hey, it’s been a while since I last posted but it is summer time and I have found that time is going by way too fast!  I have three layouts to post today using the latest and greatest kit from Pizazz Pixels called Dreaming of a Mouse.  This kit would be absolutely perfect for those Disney Land or Disney World photo’s!  But, I have one of those kids that doesn’t like amusement rides and would rather be at a baseball game than go to an amusement park.  He never has liked the rides and is a teen now and he hasn’t even gone to the local county fair since we took him there around the age of four.  Sad……

So here are some 6 Flags Magic Kingdom photos from a family vacation we took so long ago.  In fact I wanted to remember the name of the big killer whale that we saw when we were there.  I looked it up online and found that the killer whale Shouka had lunged at her trainer almost one year ago today.  They finally moved her to San Diego’s Sea World on August 21st, 2012.  She had been left alone without companionship and killer whale’s don’t like being alone is why she probably became aggressive.  My son really enjoyed her show so much that he even preformed himself when we returned to the hotel pool that night.



You can find this kit and many others at Pizazz Pixel’s three stores located here:

Digi Style Designs

Southern Comfort Scraps


I hope you are having a fabulous summertime, school and everything that goes along with that is just around the corner.  Treasure those last fun summer time memories you have with your children.

beedee_YBD_butterfly2_sh Kristine 🙂


New Pizazz Pixel kit and Scraplift Challenge

I have some new and exciting things to share with you today. 

First of all Pizazz Pixels has a new kit out called  “Gatsby Glamour and Glitz. “  As part of me being on the CT I received this kit and was asked to produce some layouts that have now become some of my most beloved treasures.  Here is the “Gatsby Glamour and Glitz. “ kit, that she released on May 31st in her shop at Wilma4Ever.  This kit is a classic, elegant and sophisticated kit.  Great for those older photos if you have them to scrapbook.  Or even better if you have photo’s that you want to stand out!  This kit works great for doing all that and more!   







And now Annemarie with Pizazz Pixels is hosting her first June 2013 Scraplift Challenge at Wilma4Ever

This is exciting news all on it’s own, but there is more.  Pizazz Pixels has asked to use one of my layouts for her very first scraplift challenge!  Isn’t that great news? Be sure to come by and take part or at least stop by just to see my layout there in the forum!  Here is the link to the challenge, and the link of the announcement on her blog.   Participation prizes are available to those who come to play.  Rules and challenge requirements can be found posted in the forum

Here are the three layouts that I sent Pizazz Pixels, can you guess which she chose to be used for the Scraplift Challenge?


My husband and I  on our wedding day.


Kit – Gatsby Glitz and Glamour by Pizazz Pixels

Square around frame by Basic Brdrs endless deep

Left hand border brushes by Josweb Swirles #474

Font – Pea Dawns, Bernhard Fashion


Great Grandma


Kit – Gatsby Glitz and Glamour by Pizazz Pixels

Fonts – Better Heather, and Algerian

A Oregon local winery.


Kit – Gatsby Glitz and Glamour by Pizazz Pixels

Damask Bsilvia Lite small – small dots around square frame border

Decorative 87 by Diana – flowers around frame

Font Title-Pea Colton, and  Journaling- Nueva Std.

So have you guessed which one would be the best to scraplift?  If you picked the third layout you got it!  She liked it from the very start and thought it would be a great Scraplift Challenge Layout!  Thank you Annemarie for using my layout!

Thanks for coming by!

Kristine    beedee_YBD_butterfly2_sh

Butterfly from Beedeesigns

A Very Special Woman

A most beautiful lady inside and out!

A most beautiful woman inside and out!

I am writing today in memory of a very special woman to me.  I am going to miss her dearly in my life.  She wasn’t always around me physically (living across the state) but I always knew that she was thinking of me and had so much love for me and all of those around her.  This wonderful woman was my Great Aunt Carol.

As I mentioned in my earlier blog that I am on a Creative Team for Pizazz Pixels.  I sent Annemarie this page today.  I am not sure that she will post it today but I posted today because I just found out they are having a service for her this very moment; and most importantly it was My Aunt Carol’s birthday today.  So I wanted to post this in her memory.

Happy Birthday Aunt Carol, I love you and will see you again someday!



My exciting news

I have some exciting news to share. Today is my birthday!  No that isn’t what I had to share but it really is my birthday.  I am now part of a Creative Team for Pizazz Pixels.  I am really pleased and have already submitted several layouts to Annemarie.  She has posted them to her blog at Pizazz Pixels and very eloquently I might add.

I had so much fun creating with this kit.  There are so many creative ways of which you can use these fantastic elements Annemarie has created.  In my opinion the previews of her kits don’t show how classic and versatile her kits are.  Annemarie has been a true delight to work with.

She has three stores to buy from at the following links –

Digi Style Designs

Southern Comfort Scraps


Here is the direct link to her kit A Bit of Green – Pistachio kit.

A Bit of Green - Pistachio    Perfect for all things green or for showcasing photos of flowers, garden, or scenery items.

A Bit of Green – Pistachio
Perfect for all things green or for showcasing photos of flowers, garden, or scenery items.

Pacific Coast near Florence Oregon

My first layout above features the Oregon Pacific Coast.

My son took these photos aren’t they beautiful!


My second layout features wildflowers that are native

to Oregon found right in my backyard.

I am super happy and excited with my new CT endeavor!

I still have a lot to learn and happy to do so. 🙂

My heart goes out to those involved in the tornado.

Kristine ❤


New Digi home and challenge

Hi,I was thinking it might be cool to tell you of a digital scrapbooking community I happened upon over the weekend.  It is Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking.  It is a really cool place to play.  It is all based on points.  All of the items that you obtain are free, you can buy items or should I say “donate” as they put it.  They have an awesome collection of high quality scrapbooking tools if you are a designer, and scrapbooking kits if you are not.  You can get just one element or an entire kit so that is one twist.  But it goes further in that, it is a complete twist from the regular community setting that I really like.  They have it set up for you to earn points and spend your points and by participating in the community you earn more points to spend.  All to keep bandwidth at an even keel and to continue doing what they love.  Ingenious!  I like it because you get  rewarded by points for giving feedback to others as well as other things.  It seems, it is always a problem in other communities that I have participated.  I can’t even begin to explain it all but the have directions there that are clear and concise.  The blog is super cool, and so is the Newsletter and Forum so don’t forget to check out Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking!  I hope you like them as much as I do!

So now that I have this new home I will be frequenting, I am thinking I will still find one more place to do a little more Art Journaling.  I haven’t decided yet on where that will be.  It is between about six or so different sites.  I really like The Lillypad, Out of the Box Designs, Scrapbooking Graphics and The Sweet Shop for right now.  I will let you know when I know.  Too many choices for sure!

Here is a layout that I posted for the Golden Ticket Challenge at DST.  I am telling you a little late because today is the deadline.  I finished it a few weeks ago.  I love the way it turned out, and of course I love my subject matter! 🙂  I used digital materials from six scrapbook designers that I have listed at DST in the gallery.

My love bug

Have a great month of April,  later!

I couldn’t believe it….

Hi there,

I went to buy something at the digital store OSD  One Story Down the other night when the store wouldn’t open!  At the time I thought they were just updating.  Then a few days later I went to a blog that sells at ODS where she announced that OSD went down and their back up didn’t work either.  So they are down until they completely rebuild their site.  Wow!  Just as I was getting started with the OSD The Loft challenge.  So The Loft Journal Challenges are on hold until further notice.

And Divine Digital is really closing down this next week on the 28th of February.  A real big bummer!  On the plus side maybe I won’t download as much digital content from here on out? 

I am working diligently on finding a new home/forum to spend time in.  So far this is the list I am working from. 

My Scrapbook Art  I love this place too.  They have a great newsletter that exposes me to new designers.  As well they also have a featured designer and a Art Scocial Collab that they offer each month for a really good price.  This is one place I plan to continue to frequent but need to look into the forum.

Sweet Shoppe Designs I love this place but haven’t visited the forum here.  I do love the designers here though.

Deviant Scrap  This place is awesome if you are looking to Art Journal, I haven’t visited the forum here yet but plan to.

One Story Down   This link isn’t working as of now but should work again soon. (I hope)  I was really liking the company “Creative Thinking” I haven’t found that they are selling anywhere else yet.

Scrapflower  This store closed in October or November of last year only to re-open the beginning of February.  Afraid to start where it could close again?

Scrap Orchard  I haven’t spent much time here to see all the designers.  They do have a daily freebie that they send out via the newsletter.

The Lillypad  I have a designer or two I like here but not shopped here much.

The Daily Digi  This is one of my homes that I plan to keep.  I love this place and pay $7.00 a month to get new designs each month.

Gotta Pixel  This has some good designers but not been to the forum.

Shabby Shoppe  I have been here for the free downloads, they are beautiful.  But I will be looking to see what designers are here and if I like them.

Designer Digitals  I have been here but find it a bit expensive.

Studio et Designs @ Scrapbookgraphics  – Studio Girls  I am loving the art journal types of designers they have there.  Like Captivated Visions, Tangie Baxter, Dawn Inskip and Viva Artistry.  There are so many wonderful designers there I have only listed a few that I have gotten familiar with recently.

Digital Scrapbook Places  This was the very first place I went when I got my Bamboo Pen.  They are responsible for all of my hard drives of digital artwork.  They have great tutorials and great desingers.  I just feel they are a little expensive too.

Peppermint Creative  They have the coolest list of Scrapbook Phrases available. This is unique to scrapbooking stores I have seen.

Digital Scrapbook Art

Weeds and Wildflowers  Not shopped here.

Oscraps  Has great designers here, and they have a monthly freebie.

Mscraps  This site also has great designers and a montly freebie as well.

Jessica Sprague  This site has great artists, classes to join.  I haven’t gone to the forum yet.

Digital Scrapbooking Studio  this site has a bunch of good designers, the forum is exciting, and they have a designer contest every year.

Digi Style Designs   This place has a few of my Divine digital designers that are moving.

Southern Comfort Scraps   This place has a few of my Divine digital designers that are moving.

Wilma4Ever    This place has a few of my Divine digital designers that are moving.

Ivy Scraps    This place has a few of my Divine digital designers that are moving.

There are so many more stores out there with really good qualities.  Even these I have listed have great qualities about them that I haven’t listed.  I made this list so I could get to them quickly to further my research.  Perhaps you might take a look at them too if you are looking for a new place to call home.  Let me know if there are any links that need fixed. 

Kristine 🙂

A couple more layouts submitted.


I thought it had been a few weeks since I last published here.  And I have entered two more layouts.  I will post them  below.

Most recently I used a beautiful kit called “Color in Dark Places”  by Andrea Gold Designs.  It is a really beautiful kit that I just had to buy the second I saw it.  Right now it you can find it at Divine Digital but after the 28th of February that will no longer be the case.  Divine Digital is closing its doors.  Everyone is so very disappointed, but it is in the best interest of the owner that this takes place.  They will all be missed!

Divine Diva Challenge Kit

Divine Diva Challenge Kit

Here is the kit that I created with just the paper and embellishments.  I didn’t buy the glitter or clusters that you can also buy at the link provided above.


Here is what I used:
Andrea Gold Color in Dark Places
Andrea Gold Bold Browns Cowboy-Roses
Cornelia Designs Sew it on Love Tags
Vector Flower Brush11 yashy.chan
Font-Bolton Titling Elongated

Now I will update you on the progress with ODS “The ArtLoft Challenge”  They announced the winner and posted those on the 10th.  And then posted Week 3’s new challenge.  First here is my week 2 submission.  I wasn’t very happy with it.  Next time I will do better.

Challenge 2


So now I will post the announcement and the winners.  They did a wonderful job!

Winners of OSD The Loft Challenge.

Winners of OSD The Loft Challenge.

challenge_2 winner

Challenge #3

SS_Challenge3_Swatch_zps1adc3737 SS_Challenge3_Preview_zpsdf4d71ec

Now the new challenge #3 and the items they are giving us for the challenge.

 This will be very interesting to say the least.  Hopefully I will be in a better “place” this week for us to use.  The project isn’t due until 2/24/13 but that always seems to sneak upon me.

If you want to take part visit “the loft “ to get your download and instructions.

Thanks for stopping by to see what is going on.  I have had a flu bug and some ongoing health issues so I have taken it easy lately.  I hope you come back to see if I can pull off a win at the l loft!  hehehe (wishful thinking) 🙂

Kristine ♥