Moving my blog!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve moved to my own host:  I’ll be posting on there from now on!

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Getting some scrapping done!

I figured I should actually start posting some of my layouts, rather than just using these for the designer challenge freebies!  Here’s two recent ones I made for challenges at Mousescrappers.


First up, here’s one I did for a speed scrap last Saturday.  I used Scotty Girl Design’s Dreams Come True and the font CK Jot.  I love the colors in this kit!  They’re not the traditional Mickey colors, but I think they work well for this layout of us watching the parade while eating at Jolly Holiday Bakery. There’s a lot of empty space, but part of that is because I’ll be adding a QR code of a video of my son reacting to the parade.


This next layout was done for a weekly challenge where we had to scrap something involving a rescue or flying, since the prize was part of a kit based on the new Planes: Fire & Rescue movie donated by Mad for the Mouse.  I chose to scrap us meeting Red, one of my son’s favorite Cars characters.  He has a Red bath toy that squirts water, and it always makes him giggle like crazy!  I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted to scrap the page, so I ended up making my own papers and embellishments.  I’m thinking of coming back later and adding to it and releasing it as a little freebie minikit.  I love the little raindrops!  I used this tutorial to make them, if you’re interested in making your own!  The hardest thing was the flowers, and I’m still not totally happy with them.


The last layout was for a scraplift challenge, which is actually still going on until the 9th. You can see the challenge here. I chose to scraplift the wavy edge as well as the road, and scrapped some photos I took before we left on our last Disneyland trip.  We packed pretty light – two suitcases (one for clothes, one for my husband’s camera stuff), the stroller, and, of course, some Netflix DVDs, lol.  Liam had a bag of toys, too, but those were next to his car seat.  Liam also tried to bring his golf caddy and his Mickey light saber, but we convinced him otherwise 🙂

For this layout, I used CK Jot as the font, the map paper from Britt-ish Design’s Motor Mania add-on (freebie), some solid papers from Citrus & Mint’s California Dreamin’ (freebie), and elements and alpha from Britt-ish Design’s Cars Rule kit.

I also recently scrapped a photobook of our visit with the in-laws to the Golden Gate bridge and Ghiradelli square, so I think I’ll post those next!

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Design Challenge 16 Blog Hop


It’s that time again!  The June Design Challenge at MouseScrappers had a lovely selection of patriotic colors, so the first thing I thought of was a stars and stripes themed kit.  I had a ton of fun doing a bunch of Americana papers and elements, and even learned how to make my own buttons and bunting in Photoshop.

What’s in the kit?   In the preview you can see two burlap bunting flowers, a folded paper flower, washi tape, a star scatter, several flowers, patriotic bunting and two little flags.  Well, I didn’t include everything in my preview.  There’s also several more buttons and flowers, a set of solid papers, and a full uppercase alpha!


DC16 Overall Preview
As if that wasn’t enough, here’s what the full preview looks like.  I believe the collaboration will be available in the MouseScrappers store again.  If you’re a fan of Disney and scrapbooking, you can’t find a better place on the web, and buying this collab helps support it!  The collaboration this month includes 7 minikits, 2 templates, and an alpha.  Several of the other kits are also July 4th themed, but there’s also a French sweets and Dumbo kit!


I didn’t get a chance to scrap anything with my kit yet, but I’ll be back later this weekend with my page.  In the meantime, here’s a freebie with a little Mickey goodness!  I was inspired by an old Disney Store ad for Memorial Day.

previewDownload the bonus minikit here.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Shahar.

In case you got lost, here’s the full blog hop list:

Monstermama: * YOU ARE HERE *
Chef Minnie Mouse:

Happy July 4th to those in the US, and happy Friday to everyone else!

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MouseScrappers Design Challenge 15 Blog Hop


After having so much fun with the last design challenge at Mousescrappers, I decided to participate again this month.  This challenge was much harder for me as instead of giving us a color palette, we were instead just given a theme – space!  I knew immediately that I wanted to do something Space Mountain-themed, but I had the worst time coming up with a good color palette.  I think I spent the first two weeks of the challenge trying and rejecting different variations!  Eventually, I chose a selection of colors from my Disneyland Space Mountain PhotoPass pictures. On the right, you can see the finished Space Mountain-themed mini kit!

dc15 And here’s my layout with my portion. I liked a lot of the pieces I designed for this one, so it’s hard to choose a favorite. For papers, I’m divided between the metallic polka dot and the orbiting planet paper, and for the elements, I’m particularly proud of the various planets and the asteroid! Now, I’ve looked over everyone else’s work from this challenge, and I have to say – I’m pretty wowed by everyone else’s work! If you’d like to check it out, please take a look here.  The entire collection will be available in the MS store on Friday, June 13th for just $3!  If you’re a fan of the best Disney scrapbooking place on the web, this is a great way to show your support while getting a cool collaboration at the same time!

And if you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at designing, the color palette for DC16 is already up!  C’mon and join the fun!  If you’re not sure about making a minikit, you can also sign up to make a template

And to thank you all for visiting and listening to me ramble on, I have a little freebie for you!  I created a Space Mountain-themed font.  It includes capital letters, 0-9, plus some punctuation.

fontpreviewYou can download it here!


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Master Scrapper 3

I’ve been pamaster3rticipating in the Master Scrapper Challenges over at Gotta Pixel, and this weekend I finished up the third challenge.  This week, we had to do a blocked layout, while using all six of the included papers and 12 of the elements.  The minikit theme was “Love This Guy,” so of course I decided to scrap a picture of my little monster.  This is a recent one from our May trip to Disneyland.  He’s excited about meeting Jake the Pirate at California Adventure – his first character meet of the trip.  I was worried that he’d be scared of them now that he was older, but he was still very interested in them.  In fact, he loved Jake so much that he wanted to stay and watch other kids get their pictures taken!


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MouseScrappers Design Challenge 14 Blog Hop

I took pareastereggst in my first Design Challenge recently.  While I’m certainly nowhere near the level of most of the participants (many of whom are real designers!) I’m pretty happy with how my portion turned out.  Most of the two months for me were spent slowly learning how to do things in Photoshop (how do I make a repeating pattern?  how do I recolor an element?  how do I use texture overlays?), so my minikit is a very basic set of papers (gingham, polkadots, and plaid) with just a few elements.  I chose to do an Easter mini-kit, and used it to scrap this page of my son and his Mickey Easter eggs.

And this is also my first blog hop!  So, for you wonderful folks stopping by my woefully unfinished blog, here’s a little bonus – 2 chevron papers, 11 eggs, and a ribbon.  I hope you like them!

previewPlease click on the preview to download.  Happy scrapping!

Here’s the list of stops on the blog hop:

Chef Minnie Mouse:


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After having a wonderful time with my first design challenge over at the MouseScrappers forum, I’ve decided to create a blog so that I can offer freebies.  My first one will be part of the MouseScrappers Design Challenge 14 blog hop on May 2nd.

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