>> Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I’m back with another freebie, which just happens to be another coordinating page to our November *Days Gone By* challenge posting bonus, *Glitterfall*!

I really had no idea that I would end up scrapping wedding photos with *Glitterfall*, but I really like the way these two have turned out AND the kids DID get married a few days into the OFFICIAL “Fall” season!!!  I chuckle as it was a SWELTERING 104 degrees on the 26th of September and I kid you not when I say that the wedding party, as well as the guests, were melting!  LOL!  I can laugh now, but it was not SO funny at the time as I think we were all a little delirious!  I know, in retrospect, I did not capture several photos I would have liked to, but the kids were simply TOO hot (yes, beads of perspiration upon each of their sweet little faces) to give us the time we would have liked to have had with them.  Anyhoo, Jessica, looking stunningly beautiful walking down the aisle, arm-in-arm with her dad, to the song, “At Last” by Etta James.  I have used the lyrics to the song as my journaling for the first page!  ROFL!  Yup, I even scrapped backwards as the first layout I posted last week is now page two!  He, he …

Credits: *Glitterfall* by Bon Scrapatit Designs.  Fonts used are Pea Jessica

(you guessed it – the bride’s name!) by Kevin and Amanda and Kartika

Here is what both pages will look like together.  I changed the background paper on the second page to match the first as these will go into a photobook!  WOO HOO!  My VERY first and I am SUPER excited about gettin’ ‘er done! *wink*


I think I mentioned that Mark and Jessica’s wedding was not of the traditional variety and I LOVED every moment of it!  They were married in the backyard of one of Jessica’s aunt and uncle’s homes that sits atop a hill (or small mountain!) with no other home for miles and a GORGEOUS 360-degree view!  They even say that on a REALLY clear day, you can spy Half Dome in Yosemite National Park!!!  All I can say is that it is breathtaking and I would have NO problem waking up to Dan and Kelly’s view every morning!  The two lovebirds were joined in holy matrimony by a dear and long-time family friend who rode in on his Harley!  So, needless to say, that Harley became an instant prop for LOTS of photos and you’d have thought that my other three sons and the best man ALL looked like the Secret Service!!!  With it being SOOOOOO hot and the wedding party facing the sun, the guys ALL wore their sunglasses along with black slacks, white shirts and black ties!  LOL!  Can we say, “Men in Black”?  Uh, huh! I will share a few more photos next blog post!

REMINDER:  If you would like to receive the kit, *Glitterfall* (featured below) for FREE, all you need to do is check out our November *Days Gone By* challenge in the Scrapland Express Forum (must register first in both the forum and the gallery), create a layout and then post in the Scrapland Express Gallery.  You will receive links for the posting bonus via our private messaging system at Scrapland Express!  Links are also posted on both mine and Dawn’s blogs (sidebars) at all times and will change to the new monthly challenge once it has been posted in the Scrapland Express Forum!


We hope that you will come and join us and add to your family albums each month as we ALL scrap from *Days Gone By*! *big smile*  To those who have already posted layouts, “thank you”!  I’ve left y’all some love and  I will be headed over later tonight or first thing in the morning to PM you your posting bonus!!!  WOO HOO! 

Dawn (Snowsmoon’s Design), also has a FREEBIE for y’all this week on her blog this week (stay-tuned for another one towards the end of the week!).  Click the preview image below to be transported to Dawn’s blog for your downloading pleasure and please leave her some love for sharing her BEAUTIFUL quick page using *Glitterfall*!  Thank you girlfriend – you ROCK!


Scrapland is bustling right now with the holidays just right around the corner!  Stay-tuned as Dawn and I both will be participating in a few Christmas blog trains and will be posting more about them towards the end of month!  Blog trains will be departing December 1st, so mark your calendars and prep your hard drives for some AMAZING and FESTIVE goodies from multi-talented designers from all over Scrapland!

Thanks SO much for stopping in to visit and I wish y’all a GORGEOUS day and may it be FULL of scrap happenings!  I hope you enjoy your goody. I have included two, one with the vellum journaling matte (custom shadowing included) and one without!

Bon Scrapatit!

Linda <3





>> Thursday, November 5, 2009


Gosh, I have SO missed everyone and wish to take this opportunity to thank EACH and EVERY one of you for such a WARM welcome back, although, I’ve sure have been SLOW at getting back here, eh?  LOL!  Y’all are TOO sweet for words and I just wish you to know HOW special you are to me!  Thank you from the depths of my being!

Okay, I will catch you all up on things a little along the way as it has felt SO good to get back to Photoshoppin’ and I wish to start working on some NEW designs!   I am going to do things a little bit differently this time around as my perpetual late nights have wreaked havoc upon me and I am now on a schedule and in bed by 11:00 pm PST, most of the time!  Yeah, that has been a bit difficult when being a night owl is in your DNA, however, for health purposes and giving my body the ability to rejuvenate, I quickly threw up the white flag and gave in!  He, he … not to mention that I am now up and at ‘em early and walking with the LOVE of my life!  More about that another time! 

I am sharing just a few photos from my son’s wedding the end of September!  We had a FABULOUS time!  I will give more details in another post along with sharing a few more photos. 

Before I head on into this month’s challenge and today’s freebie, I wish to let everyone know that if you have sent me an email in the past month or so, I have now collected most of them and put them into a file for me to reply to.  I have had SUCH a struggle with being able to reply from the older computer I had everything coming to and thought that computer had finally bid me farewell, however, I turned it on the other day and VOILA, it booted up!  WOOT!  Anyhoo, my mails were getting stuck in the outbox and that is usually an indication of going over the limit on my personal email server, so I tried setting up on Robert’s computer and had difficult replying on there as well. *sigh* 

My method to my email madness was to finally cave and put everything here on my design computer AND to make them all Internet based!  For me, this will work well as I will no longer overload my computer with saved email and will have access to everything in ONE location.  I chose to go with G-mail for this since I already had two accounts that I had been longing to merge into one!  I am happy now that I can view ALL mails in the same window and when I get a little more time, I may even apply a few filters to simplify things even more!

To those of you who have inquired about past kits, I shall reply to you directly.  If you have inquired and do not hear back from me within the week, please send again as I either have not received it or have lost it in the process of moving mail. 

Carolyn – I am remembering a comment from you that you had sent me an email about Armour Thyroid.  I searched and searched and did not locate one.  Would you please resend as I am VERY interested in reading what you have to share.  Thank you!

I hope that y’all will join Dawn of Snowsmoon’s Designs and I for this month’s *Days Gone By* challenge!  Seeing as how we are coming up upon Thanksgiving here in the United States, we are challenging you to create a layout that preserves something or someone that you are thankful for from *Days Gone By*!   You can find all of the details HERE!  (you MUST be registered first)  You will also see all of the links posted on the upper-lefthand side of my blog throughout the month.  Dawn will post info and links on her blog as well.  Please give us feedback if you encounter any troubles in registering and/or getting into the forum.   You can reach me at bonscrapatitdesigns (at) gmail (dot) com.

Here is a peek at this month’s posting bonus:


I gave out a small sampler of this mini-kit last year, so some of you may remember it!  This was my contribution to the monthly Treasure Chest at One Single Seed, formerly know as Treasures To Scrap, which closed during the summer, so I am now free to sell it or give it away!  Guess which I am doing???  HA, HA!  When I first saw the color palette, I was stumped!  Once my mojo kicked in, I didn’t wish to stop!  I LOVE this combination of colors – SO rustic and perfect for this time of the year, don’t you think? 

And for your freebie today, I am giving y’all the scrapatit I used to scrap some of Mark and Jessica’s wedding photos which, of course, is made from our November challenge posting bonus, *Glitterfall*!  ENJOY and I’ll see you again SOON!

Have a GORGEOUS day everyone!

Love and hugs,

Linda :D




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