Friday, July 22, 2011

July DSDI Blog Hop

Howdy howdy howdy.

We're blog hopping for a cool stash of freebie mini kits, templates and CT created extras from DSDI.

This is the super colour palete we used:

Here are all the blogs you should go and visit this weekend. If you don't see it yet, just try again a little later, we are all in different time zones :)

Jen C Designs

A Damsel With A Dulcimer <==== This is where you are!!!!

Gail's Moments In Time

Simple Girl Scraps

Giggle Polkadots

Melly Scraps

Moments In Time

Digi Scraps Drive-In

Poki's Photo Projects


Hand Full Of Stamps

I have created some templates inspired by three past pages of mine.

Click on the image to download your templates and please when you snag a freebie thanks is always welcome :)


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mad Genius Designs June CU Grab Bag

Mad Genius Designs June CU Grab Bag is out now at Digiridoo Scraps! This CU grab bage has two set of grunge overlays and a set of flower brushes.

I combined all of these together with Pattern Genius Volume One - Commercial Use and Brush Genius Volume Two - Commercial Use to come up with a cute mini I have called "Watersprite".

The colours I used were from a pallete for the June Go For Pinks (or blues, or...) colour challenge at DSDI.

You can download my freebie mini here!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Freebie featuring CU product by Mad Genius Designs

I love Jewel's CU products. Her latest CU products are no excepetion. You can click on each image to go to her store.

I had a huge play with them and came up with a mini kit using this pallet.

Which is from this month's Go For Pinks colour challenge at DSDI.

I used the layered damask for a couple of papers, one of the frames and the paper borders. I really love how the paper borders came out!

I used the grunge set for all of the papers.

I used this brush set on the green paper to really grunge up the edges.

{click on image to download}

Thursday, May 12, 2011

DSDI CT Enabling Post LOL

Yep really original, but hey! It Works!

We have Ooh~n~Ahh Designs April Showers and matching alpha:

DSDI's May FOTM, Spring Forward:

3L'il Monsters Stand In the Rain Bundle:

All available at DSDI right now!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Day Two: walking the dogs

Distance: 1.91 k
Time: 25:25
Pace: 13'14" per k
Calories: 142

Zumba class approx 45 mins

Monday, May 02, 2011

Day One: Power walk/jogging

Distance: 3.17 k
Time: 27:59
Pace: 8'48" per k
Calories: 235

waist:87 cm
bust: 99cm
hips: 102cm

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Adventure 365 February - Mad Genius Designs

If you missed out on getting this kit for free by participating in Jewel's Adventure 365 for February - you can now get it from her store.

Love this kit - that purple is my favourite shade.

Oh and stay tuned for QP designed by me using this kit ....

Experimenting with blend modes {+ a freebie}

Mad Genuis Designs Texture Tuesday offeres texture freebies every week. I picked up these last week.

DSDI March Go for Pinks (or blues, or ...) colour challenge had a big palette to play with so I combined the texture plates with some photos of muddy splats on a car bonnet that I had. Several blend modes, gradient levels, and CU card and paper overlays, I came up with these.

Clicking on either image will take you to their source to download. Please do not share the file, but please direct to where they can be found on either blog :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Head {cl}over Heels at DSDI

Join us in a Celebration event mixing it up between Valentine’s & St. Patrick’s Day.

"Head {cl}over Heels"

Ton's of Fun & Great Prizes!

March 11-18

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Suddenly Spring by Bonnie Blou

Cute Kit. Bright, fun and so scrappable. The colours are soft but not too girly and variety of plain and patterned papers.

I put it to the test using DSDI's March Made in the Shade template challenge.

Perfect for these photos of AJ on his first day of preschool way back when ...

Told you it was scrappable and cute :)

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Curried Sausage for One?

Tonight the man of my life is eating a ?delicious? airline meal enroute home from Melbourne - lucky him.

Me - I had curried sausage for one. Kids had sausages and salad. I'm not a real big fan of them unless they are BBQ'd served with fried onions slavered in tomato sauce and wrapped in buttered white bread.

So in the fridge I found some korma paste and some cream. A spoon of paste and several of cream cooked together in the microwave (ooh yeah go the gourmet chef tonight) Chucked in some cherry tomotoes from the garden and cooked them some more. Once the sausage was cooked I chopped it up and mixed it in with the sauce. What serve with you ask? Deb of course! Tasted fine :) Could of done with some peas but what they hey?

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

More about food ....

Continuing with my pledge of cooking something different, last Thursday I poached atlantic salmon in pinot gris and served it with oven roasted veges.

Carbonara sauce is something I make quite regularly - I remember once at uni trying to do this dish and thinking it was quite complex to do. Not any more.

So fry up some bacon until it is crispy and remove all but about 1 tablespoon of the fat from the pan. Toss in a pinch of paprika and 1/2 cup of cream.

Mix one egg and an extra yolk with grated parmesan cheese - about 30g will do.

Cook up and drain your pasta. I usually do tortellini. Toss in a tablespoon of butter. Mix in the bacon and cream. Mix in the egg and cheese, turn the heat back on to low to just cook the egg.

hmmm no wonder I have belly fat :-))

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Design Team Call at DSDI

DSDI is looking for some fun energetic design team members who love to have a good time and be a part of a great team.

~Simple Basic Requirements
~Optional Monthly Fun Events

Submit bio to

QC Team postiion available at DSDI

DSDI has an opening in our QC team. This involves checking all new kits that come into the store for Quality Control.

Previous Experience with graphics a must.

References will be needed.

Perks: Full access to all new kits that come in the store.

To apply or questions.. Send and email to Jaime (at) DigiScrapsDriveIn.Com

DSDI CT call

Monday, February 21, 2011

DSDI February Go for the Pinks (or Blues)

Jen chose a neutral pallet for this month's colour challenge and I found it just a little tricky, but then again I am a dabbler not a designer ;)

This is what I came up with.

You can grab my mini here.

One huge mega enabling post ;)

I am a little behind in my enabling for this month - for some reason I kept running out of time, and my old blog is always last my list. So I've set aside mt morning to do so - kids have been dropped off to school, I've collected the mail and taken the dogs for a walk. I've just put the cow on for a coffee and Muse is blaring from my speakers. Time to enable :)

January Love is now available at the Red Genius Store as a bundle, and is 20% off right now.

I love the colours in this kit.

I used the glitter styles and cardstock styles to make the frame and the alpha.

The alpha used on this page is by Little Red Scraps from a kit that also uses the same colour pallet, called Love You Forever, which is sadly not available anymore. Maybe when Jane is feeling better, she will start designing and selling again.

The second one I based the template on for February's Made In The Shade template challenge that I am hosting at DSDI this month.

DSDI's February guest designer is Kat's Creations. I've had the pleasure of using Insane Moments, which is a collab with Spinkydink Scraps.


Daphadilly Art has a cute little blue mini called Sweet and Free.


It was just perfect for this picture of Will.

Lastly but not at least is this month's DSDI FOTM kit Get Your Game On. The kit for scrappung all of your family game nights.