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Memories of Yesterday & Today Designs(™) is a blending of beautiful digital pages, cardmaking and stamping to create a memorable collectible and special moments rememberabe for your family and friends.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

#1 Song Layout Challenge

Scrapbooking crosses all generations.  We scrap out our families, events and celebrations.  I would like to offer an April Challenge.  The challenge is to scrap the #1 song on the day of a special occasion in your family.  It could be your birthday, your husband's or parent's birthday or your children's birthday.  Post your links here in the blog by April 30, 2010.  I am negotiating with one of my designers to provide a "gift" to be awarded to the winner by poll. The winning layout will be featured on our Facebook page.

I hope to have many participants in this fun challenge.  Thank you in advance for participating.

The last day of March...

It's been an interesting month.. I am thankful for all the blessings I have had this month and welcomed spring with open arms. I turned a new milestone, 60 years young and had my car stolen (3/30). It is an inconvenience that this has happened however I am on the mend. Emotionally, we take things so personally that we can make ourselves sick. I have an outpour of love and virtual hugs and prayers offered for me in this instance and I am satisfied that better things are on the way.
They come everyday


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Well just when you think things are going to be different, something happens. I went out this morning to the store and drove my car. I came in and went back out an hour later and it was gone. Yes gone. I called for assistance and they said they would look into it. The neighbors said a tow truck picked it up. I called around and found out that someone (while I was in the hospital) used my car, got tickets and didn't pay them nor did they tell me that I had tickets. So, it was impounded. Of course your saying to yourself, hey they should just own up to it and give you money to help get it out right? Okay, no one is taking responsibility for them. This means I can not:
  • Go to my doctor appointments
  • Can't go to therapy appointments
  • Can't make lawyer appointments
Sometimes family isn't who shares your blood line but those who stand by you through thick and thin.

I can't make lemonade with this mess.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Feminine, the newest kit from Pasko

Have you every wanted to create a heritage layout with soft colors?  This is the kit to use.  It is definitely "feminine" and a great kit for mom's, grand-mom's  and daughters/grand-daughters.  Here is my rendition of my creativity using this beautiful kit.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Here is the badge

Here is a badge I created with a lovely kit by TempusFugit, Vintage Easter Mini (freebie)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Avatar

One of my challenges today was to do a new "avatar"... Here is what I came up with..Let me know what you think of it.

SherrysScraps, Starlight

I enjoyed working with this kit.  It's full of bright, sparkly and beautiful papers and elements. It screams "spring" when you open it up.  Here is my celebration using "Starlight": 

 Simply adorable.

Two looks from the same kit, you can't get more versatile than that. 
Pick it up here: Starlight by SherrysScraps


Spring Breeze by Paris Designs

You know it's spring when the color of the digital kits you get are soft pinks and blues, flowery and beautiful. I chose this designer because her work is so beautiful. She captures the embodiment of spring in her latest kit, Spring Breeze.  Here are my layouts celebrating "spring breeze": 

Beautiful and versatile.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

March 25th.. My birthday

Today is a special day.  For those who grew up in the 60's, we didn't have a sense of what it would be like 45 - 50 years later... in the year 2010.  Well I'm here to tell you I have accomplished the task of hitting that big 60 birthday. As my daughter says, I'm 39 + 21, both of these are great ages to be and combined, they are FANTASTIC! 

Thank you all for your best wishes, digital gifts and lots of love.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Join the discussion

I am addicted to digital scrapbooking. Yes I am. at this computer looking for scrapping stuff almost all day long.  Yep.. today I timed myself and I was on the computer for 11 hours.. not straight but 11 hours.  I have over 1 terabyte of digital scrapbooking stuff. 

While digital scrapbooking is addictive, it's also fulfilling.  You can tell your story through the digital creations you make.  If you are a digiscrapper, join me for discussions. Share your organizational ideas, your favorite designers, your favorite techniques, do you aspire to be a designer, on a creative team. Tell us about you.  

Hugs my fellow scrappers.... WhimsyOne.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Scrappers Anonymous.

I must need an intervention.  I can't seem to get away from the computer. I am always looking for scrapping to do.  Is there anyone else that does this?  Am I alone in this mess?  

I was searching today for information on designing.  Yes I want to know how to design a few kits but then I wanted to do posers.  They are so cute and the story you can tell is worth a 1000 words.  I felt like I was spinning out of control actually.  I have over 1 terabyte of kits, elements, papers, etc going back to when I started in 2006.  Some of the kits belong to designers long gone from the scrapbooking world, others are really very new.  I have over 2 gigs of  "freebies".. Scrapbooking is addictive.  I think I need help.  Anyone holding a Scrappers Anonymous meeting?  

I am pulling myself away from the keyboard...:-)

Night all!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

My first creation for Pasko

Kit: Miss Lace
Designer: Pasko Creations
Beautiful colors and old fashion elements makes this a great kit.

Scrapping a new Designer.. Pasko

Good morning... 
It's Saturday morning and the weather is a little chilly but the temperature is going up to 72 degrees today here in Philly.  Things are heating up in my digital scrap-booking world.  I am pleased to announce that I am on the CT for Pasko, a very talented designer over at Coolscrapsdigital.  Check out her blog and her store.  You will find what I found, a simply wonderful and talented creator.  


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Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring is upon us...

Tomorrow afternoon, Spring arrives on the East Coast. To mark the start of the season, Rita's Water Ice is giving away free "water ice". Every year the company does it.  The flavor that is the most popular is "MANGO".. one of my favorites.  If you have a Rita's in your area, make sure you are there early.  The lines form quickly.   Take a pic and post it to usher in "Spring". 

Scrapping MizzKitten

Kit: Sweet Thing

A very versatile kit.. see the difference.. one is simple and one is a little more elaborate.  I loved working on this kit and you can find it at Kreative Kreations Korner.

Monday, March 15, 2010

This month's special designer at MBH is....

Kit: Posie Garden Fantasy
Take 45% off all her kits @ Puddicat Creations

This was such a cute kit to work with. As you can see, it is full of "whimsy" so of course I just love it.  It is very versatile.  The colors, hues, papers and elements all compliment each other perfectly.  

Check the kit out by clicking on the link.  Visit the site and see all the wonderful challenges and contests we are currently running.  It's a great place to call "digital scrapping home".   

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Challenge #11 Humpty Dumpty Challenge

Welcome to Polka Dot Plum's ADSR Humpty Dumpty Challenge. The designers here at Polka Dot Plum created this plum gorgeous template, a really unique layout for you racers to use, and then our kids got a hold of it. Yes, 5 minutes away to answer the phone, and this is what was left of a beautiful layout. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take this template and put it back together again. Now, how you do that will be entirely up to you and your partner. Each team must take these template parts and create 2 entirely different layouts(one from each of you). Each piece must be used at least once, and you are welcome to resize, recolor, transform, use as a clipping mask, but the basic shape must still be there. The grey "photo spots" do not necessarily need to hold the pictures. You may also add anything else you feel fits your artistic vision. These come as a layered PSD file and separate png files, so any program should be able to use it. We can't wait to see what you ADSR creative geniuses create for us!

If you have any questions, we will be available anytime between 9am EST and 9pm EST. Please visit our
ADSR Q & A section in our forum or email us at: customerservice AT polkadotplum DOT com

 This was such a fun challenge.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Whimsical Scraps is now on rthe NING network

Yes we are.. and I'm so excited about it.  I am looking for CTs like myself who want a place to chat, get to know each other, share techniques and just unwind and support each other.  We can be a newbie resources to those who are just starting or we can be there to help when there is a CT who want's to do hybrid crafting.  The sky is the limit.  Join my network my friends... help me make it a great place to be WHIMSICAL ON NING

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ariasparkle, Apple Pie Kit

Do you like apple pie?  Do you like the taste of apples in your cooking?  Well you will love the receipes i scrapped today.  Apple Chicken is delicious over a cool green salad and apple pie for desert is divine. 

Apple Pie by Ariasparkle
Fabulous kit to work with and to put your most delicious apple recipe's on.

Kit: Always by Call Me Kristin

MBH has a new designer, Call Me Kristin.  
Kit: Always
Beautiful combination of grey/gray and yellow papers and elements.

Link: MBH - Always

Thursday, March 11, 2010

ADSR Challenge #10

Team work definitely reared it's wonderful head in this challenge.  The object was to collaborate with you partner on a layout about what inspires you to scrap.  My life and family inspire me and my partner and I are so in tune with each other, that what I thought would be a real challenge was actually a lot of fun to work on.  Our combined LO is beautiful.  Kudos to Gina @KiKeKa Scraps for her kit Where Fairies Live. 

Here is our collaborative effort for this great challenge:

Qadirah (Sonogram just received of newest grandchild)
Precious baby, all brand new,
a welcome to the world to you.
May life be filled with joy and love
from those on earth and God above.
May you be blessed with friends & health,
which truly is your greatest wealth.

Lajuana (aging Aunt Allie Rae great-aunt to my DGS Luke and DGD Avery)
Our beloved Aunt Allie Rae is 91 and has had some health issues the past year. We know she won’t be with us much longer. Watching her grow weaker is so hard, but this precious time together is making our circle grow stronger!

Background Paper and White Circled Flower Frame - Where Fairies Reside by KiKeKa Kits
Word Art Circles and Heart Frame - scrapladyandmore
Bird House, Bird, Feather, and Daisy from "Hope Album and Mini Kits for Haitian Relief Fund" by Lori Staton-Passion4DigiScrap28-mini-Kit contribution
Wreath with Vine from DECO CLUB KIT JULY 09-TEDDY BEAR PICNIC by IcePrincessScrapz
Musical Notes from DECO CLUB KIT MAY 09-TURN THE MUSIC ON by Lori Staton-Passion4DigiScrap28

Monday, March 8, 2010

Copper Mist by WildCat Designs

This was such a beautifully subdued yet elegant kit to work with.  So versatile.  I loved the muted colors and the elements which played well together.  In one layout, I could play up the white space while in another I could use a canvas background.  Stunning kit.

Wildcat Designs  Copper Mist Full Size

ADSR Challenge #9

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Snow Time by ARenns

Beautifully crafted kit includes an abundance of papers and elements to bring your snowy or wintery captures to live.  Enjoy

Kreative Kreations Korner - Grab Bag

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Challenge #8 - Someday

I wanted to start off my "someday" with some practical observations.   After 6 decades, my someday's have changed from time to time.  Today, my someday means striving for: good health, being debt free, losing a few pounds, getting my blood pressure under control, take a leisurely cruise and embrace changing my "someday's" to today!  Onward and upward.. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

ADSR Challeng #7

Challenge #7 - A bucket list...

 This was so thought provoking.. I enjoyed working on it...