Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Sketch!

I am having so much fun with sketches lately! I can't believe how they were such a mystery to me when I first started trying to create sketches and now I can whiz through them in about 5 minutes. I really think part of the reason I can move more quickly with them now is all my digital play in photoshop. Here is a two page sketch and a layout I created using the December 2008 Sugar Kit at Scrapdango. Have fun with it!

Watch for a new sketch and layout to celebrate 2009 on New Years Day!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

December Sketch

I created two layouts using the same sketch and I was amazed at how each turned out quite different. Here's the sketch...

And here are two designs I created using this sketch and the December Spice Kit at Scrapdango. This was so completely "my" kit! It is my style and I had such fun with it. I do have a couple of kits left that I will be adding to the store under Past Kits very soon.

"Uniquely You" Design by Carrie Leavitt (and photography too!)

"You Are A Hoot" Design by Carrie Leavitt

If you create a layout using this sketch, please send it to me at and I will upload it here.

Grid Paper Too!!!!

I have been having fun creating my own digital papers! I finished this grid paper also today! Here it is...

Textured Background Paper

I have been dabbling again! I followed a tutorial on making your own textured background paper. I don't exactly know why I have been dabbling in this digital stuff because I will be the last paper scrapbooker standing and would never convert to digital! I think I have been playing with this because I love learning - a lifelong learner! So, here is my latest creation...textured background paper!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award!

Lucy tagged me with this honorable Kreativ Blogger award...

Here are the rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Provide links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

I nominate the following people in no particular order - they all have phenomenal scrapping blogs that I highly recommend:

Shelley's Place
Ginni - My Scrappy World
Lisa - Picture2Pages
Kerryn - Harry's Scrappinmum
Jana - Just Jana

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Little Glimpse Into My Life...

Here is a link to a newspaper article in the Portland Tribune today that is about the use of Restraints and Seclusion with children with special needs. It is a wonderful thing to have a reporter interested and pay attention to the needs of special children and youth and this article forwards the movement into more collaborative methods of managing challenging behaviors. Here is a little glimpse into my life and the life of my special child...

Restraint, seclusion of kids now tracked