Poppylium Designs

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lucky Me!!!

Today, I'm showing you the result of my being lucky!!

The first two layouts I made with the kits I chose with my coupon at Scrapable. I won a $5 GC for winning layout of the month, and I got this beauty called Animal Magic by Milly Dee Designs:

I had been looking for a camel and a kangaroo for EVER (well, for a year...) to scrap the little petting zoo pics from our last Fall Fair:

The journaling means: There's always a zoo at the fall fair. That year, the zoo was bigger and really varied with exotic animals rather than just farm animals. The alpaca was all soft and we went back a few times to pet him. The camel was impressive and Daddy wanted to feed him, but he wasn't very delicate and drooled a lot when he ate. I think what you liked the most was feeding the pigs. You asked for more seeds for them a few times. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we went back in the afternoon to see and feed the animals again!

My other news are bigger!! A little while ago, Rachel of Captivated Visions decided to switch her Build A Kit a bit as it was turning 1 and to ask fans to submit ideas (themes, colour schemes, ...) for a kit. She would then choose an idea to win a huge prize: working with her to make the kit of your dreams, getting that kit free AND $20 to her store.
I submitted 2 ideas, one I knew was a really long shot and one I thought might work... and she picked it to win!!!!
I won't say too much about it, but you can see her post here and you'll see that the theme will be YOGA.
But I'm already enjoying part of my gift. After a long hard time trying to decide what I wanted from her store (I pretty much wanted everything), I picked these two beauties:

I'm going to use them together to make an album about my doggie girl Schatzie (which was the other kit idea by the way, so I'm really getting both my "dream" kits).
Here's the first layout I made with it, for a Scrapable challenge, about her CKC name:

I'm really happy with it! I'm adding some of my own doodles, like the wings on this one.
I love the colour schemes of both kits and I quite like them together!! Check out her store, you will love everything!!

Thanks for looking, leave me a little hello if you have time ;)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Danimoy's latest

Danimoy Designs released a very delicate collab with A+ Designs called Shine On You. The colours are very soft and it's full of pretty elements:

I used it to scrap the first time I met my nephew Alexis:

The preview is linked if you like it ;)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Now Playing...

...Harry Potter?
Colie's Corner new release today is a movie themed beauty and I used it to show off the one and only pic I have of me going to see a Harry Potter movie. Incidentally, it's the last HP movie ever but I was lucky enough to have gotten a Gryffindor scarf from the them park for xmas, so I was wearing it in the photo and looking like the geeky fan that I am ;)

Take a look at the kit "Now Playing" and her cool new "Candy Coated" alpha:

I should mention I used one of Colie's awesome templates for the Sunday Brunch Crunch at Gotta Pixel:

Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lots of gorgeousness!

I'm referring to the kits I used of course, not the layouts I made (I'll let you be the judge of how those look).

I'll do my CTs alphabetically today ('cause why not, lol).
Artgal has released two new kits since I last posted. The first is a moon/sleep themed beauty with calm colours called Georgia Moon:

I scrapped an old pic I love of my son sleeping on my shoulder:

The second one is quite the opposite. A very versatile, everyday kit with bright fun colour called Sarasota, which I used to scrap my furry girl:

And she also took part in the September collab at Plain Digital Wrapper. It's called Garden Grows and it's full of gardening tools, fruits and veggies and many versatile items as well:

I used it for a speed scrap at Scrapable (one of the funnest places in Scrapland!!) with a pic whose colours match the kit really well (and I have to say I'm quite happy with the result):

Next is my guest CT spot for Colie's Corner. She released a great kit with a weather theme called Rainy Days:

I used it to journal about one of the craziest weather experiences I've ever had... a wicked storm. I also used one of her awesome templates:

Sadly, Dani from danimoy designs hasn't had a new release, and that's because her house flooded really badly. Her entire area is quite devastated, she still does not have heat or hot water and lost a lot. She's a single mom and just started a new full time job, so she needs all the support she can get... So I'm going to remind you of how gorgeous her kits are and if you're in need of new scrapping goodies, I suggest you visit her store, you won't be disappointed!!

There's something for everyone, check it out!!

And last but not least, Simple Girl Scraps is really busy right now, but she's letting us use some of her older kits, and that's awesome!! The one I asked for was perfect for my little man starting school. It's a fall-y kit with the cutest owls and some really fun patterns. Take a look at Owl Be Home:

And here's my owl leaving the nest (that's what the title means ;) ):

DONE!! All the kit previews are linked to stores for your shopping pleasure ;)
Thanks for looking, I'll be back with exciting news!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

On the bus!

Here's my first layout as a guest for Colie's Corner. I was thrilled to get a gorgeous back to school kit with really soft colours and a bus element! The colours are perfect for young kids starting pre-k, or a more girly back to school layout, or any child with a sweet, gentle personality!
Take a look at the kit:

And if you get the kit, I highly recommend the bundle which gets you some gorgeous clusters, word-art and stacked papers:

I also used her Trendy Template set:

And the result is really cute if I do say so myself:

The school organized a day to review the safety rules of taking the school bus, with a video, a bus tour and a cute certificate, and there was an empty bus you could just get on and hang out at the end. My son LOVES school buses, so he was thrilled!!
I'm pretty proud too, my layout won LOTD at Gotta Pixel!!
Hubby is gone out of town and coming back late tonight, so I'm off to watch TV by myself, and I just might multitask and scrap ;)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dandelion Dream

This week, Artgal Style has a GORGEOUS new kit. I love the colours, the elements, the papers, the alpha, I just really love it!! And it matched one of my recent photos perfectly...
The kit is called Dandelion Dreams, take a look:

I think the colours can work great for both summer and fall layouts, don't you think?
We've been spending some time in the backyard and sometimes Cédric is barefoot. Most of the time he doesn't seem to mind, but once in a while it seems to bother his little feet and he walks on his tippy-toes, it's adorable. And I'm quite proud of myself for managing to get a cute photo of said little feet:

Isn't the pic cute? And the kit gorgeous? Check out her blog for a coordinated freebie (the paper and some of the elements in my layout are from the freebie).

I'm also very happy to announce that Theresa has reconsidered her schedule and found a flexible store and won't be taking a break after all, woohoo! You will therefore see some more Simple Girl Scraps layouts around here, and I know you'll love them! Go check out her store!

And finally, today I officially joined the Guest CT for Colie's Corner for the month of September, yay!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Time Flies

I've been enjoying the summery weather while it lasts and the days before my little man starts school, which does not allow for much blogging, it seems...
As he started school today, I'll try to keep it a tad more regular (but I'm pretty sure I've said that before...).

I've done 7 challenges at Scrapable this month, so sit back and relax while I show you!!

The font challenge, done with Cook with Me by danimoy designs, font is veggie burger:

The template challenge, done with Banana Berry by danimoy designs and a template by Millydee (I LOVE this kit!!) to scrap Cédric first lunch box ever:

The scraplift challenge, done with Book Worm by Artgal Style scraplift of a LO by Amy!:

The mystery challenge, done with All Frogged Out by Modern June (we were supposed to use a themed kit for an unrelated layout, I used a frog themed kit for a food layout!):

The list it Up challenge, done with Tazza Di Cafe by Os Designs and the Green Day alpha by Digiscrap.ch:

The desktop challenge,done with Minnie's House by Eledhwen Designs and the Ink and Water alpha by Honey Designs :

And the 1,2,3 follow me challenge, which I already showed but really love, Done with A Little Buggy by Ziggle Designs by Kami, 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:

In other news, if you're still with me, I lost one of my CTs again as Theresa of Simple Girl Scraps is taking some needed time off to focus on her non-scrappy life. I wish her luck and hope she comes back with a revenge in the future ;)
I'll be back tomorrow for Artgal Style's new and re-releases.