Poppylium Designs

Friday, August 19, 2011

Snuggle bug

Just a quick post to show a layout I made with a mish-mash of papers and an adorable kit for a challenge at Scrapable.
I used A Little Buggy by Ziggle Designs by Kami for all the elements, but it was a freebie offered over a month and I had missed the papers when I started collecting it, so I also used A Whole Lotta Papers by Mel Hains Designs, Happy Go Lucky by Artgal Style, Garden Friends by the Scrap That Idea team and the Skip papers by Digitreats for my background and paper strips.
It was a recipe challenge and we had to use 3 bugs, so the kit was perfect ;) and I love the result:

I highly recommend joining the challenges at Scrapable. They are super fun, you can use any kit you want (you get more points with Scrapable new releases, though...) and you get points towards GCs. Win-win-win!!
Other than that, the weather is gorgeous and we're probably off to the pool again (3rd time this week).
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pirates and pool parties!!

Simple Girl Scraps has been busy!! She has two really cute kits out this week.
The first is a must for summer pool pics. It's called Pool Party and it's an amazing deal (plus it's part of the Soda Shoppe Colour Pop, so there are lots of coordinating goodies in the store if you like the colours!):

The second one is called Pirate Party and I love it!! The colours are very "pirate-y" and were perfect for my photos of our last Halloween: we were all pirates!! Take a look at the kit and my layout (I'm quite proud of my cluster, I tried to make it look like water under the boat with all the ribbons and ric-racs...):

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Blabla and danimoy beauties

A little blabla to start. The past few weeks have been a rollercoaster. Cédric had intestinal problems for a long time, and we suspected celiac. We went through trying a gluten free diet, talking to our doctor and dietician, having to give him more gluten for a test, putting him through a blood test, then after stopping gluten again being told the hospital forgot to do that test and we had to start over, giving more gluten, and another needle, and finally we're gluten free for good and waiting for the results, but we're pretty sure of the results. So we went through frustration and sadness for him (soooo many things have gluten) and now starts the challenge of figuring out a gluten free life (though it's much easier these days).

Enough about that, on to scrappy things. Danimoy designs has released a couple of beauties I need to show you!
Last Monday, she released Summer Treats, a fun bright collection with lots of summer desserts.

I used it to scrap my dude drinking grenadine on the beach:

And yesterday, she released an absolutely gorgeous, refreshing collection with lots of leafy elements called Fresh Start:

I really love this one, how fresh it feels. And I used it to scrap Cédric meeting an adorable mini horse:

That's it for tonight!
Hope you had a good week-end, thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A freebie from Simple Girl Scraps, and one from me!!

Today you won't be sorry you came!
Simple Girl Scraps is being featured at 5 Star Digital Scrapbooking and for the occasion, she's made you a GORGEOUS full kit freebie called Important to Me:
The preview and title are linked so you can go read the interview (it's short and sweet) and of course download the kit ;)
*The kit is no longer a freebie but available here at ScrapDelicious for $4*

And here's what I made with it (the colours and theme were perfect for my son's baptism):

Theresa was nice enough to let me give you a little extra gift! I thought you might be able to use the stacked papers from my layout and I included a version with the tree and one without ;)
You can find them here at 4shared (the preview is linked as well):


Sunday, August 7, 2011


Here's a cute layout with my little wild one!!

Fun, right? I made it with Simple Girl Scraps' part of the new Zoo Crew collab at Scrap Delicious.
It's full of really cute animals and great papers in a really lovely colour scheme, take a look at her part (linked so you can go see and buy the collab ;) ):


Saturday, August 6, 2011

A gorgeous kit for a sad layout...

I still need to show you danimoy designs' latest collab with Ivory Keys Digital Dreams. It's called Strike a Pose and it's all about cameras and photos, the perfect kit for any digiscrapper!! The colour scheme is to die for, take a look:

And here's my layout about how I lost my camera :(

I'm really happy with the layout, but I was rather unimpressed about losing my camera, that is until hubby surprised me with a new one of superior quality. It's apparently quite high end and really good for a point and shoot, plus it's blue :D

Friday, August 5, 2011

Artgal Style CT stuff

Okay, time to catch you up with all things Artgal Style. Laramie has re-released a lot of kits in her new store at Plain Digital Wrapper.
Last week, she re-released Technographic to scrap all our toys. I love the colours in this one, it would make some great layouts for the guys in our lives!

I've seen a lot of xmas kits around in July for some reason, and Artgal Style has one for you too. It's called Winter Blessings and again the colours are amazing. Very classy and festive! And it's full of beautiful branches and natural elements:

This week, she's re-releasing a gorgeous kit with awesome colours again, in purples, oranges, and blues, called Moody Retro. I used it to rant about late snow storms around April or May, so the layout will be refreshing for anyone who has weather as hot as we're having here:

And finally, last week, she had a beautiful new release for all your beach and lake photos. It's a very peaceful, soothing colour scheme and it's called Ocean Mist:

That's it for Artgal Style news. I hope you enjoyed the layout and I know there's a kit in her store for you ;)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sooo behind...

I'm so behind on showing you all my latest scraps.
The weather is just gorgeous here this summer. We focused on getting a fence to play more in the yard, and it's done. We're also really enjoying my in-laws' pool, going at least a couple times a week.
We also had a long week-end and hubby and I spent it cottage camping with some of our best friends who live too far... No Internet or cell reception, and to be honest, no time to want to turn on any device, we were too busy catching up and having fun. Great food, great talk and great fun!

Now that I'm back in the swing of things, I have time to let you know what's going on in Scrapland.
Laina is leading a great challenge for danimoy designs. It's a super fun template and you have the chance to win $5 to danimoy's store!!
Here's the ad (linked to the blog for instructions), the template and the layout I made with Dani's Slow Poke and her alpha from Fresh Start (coming out soon):