Monday, December 28, 2009

New Template Pack and 2 Freebie Thank You Note Templates

Okay, I’ve finished my lastest template pack.  If you are interested in purchasing my newest 10 pack of templates for the special price of $5, please send a request, along with the $5 payment, via Pay Pal to with NEW TEMPLATE Pack in the Subject or Notes line.   You will receive a link to your files usually within 3-12 hours

Here’s a preview of the template pack:


And of course, a link the the freebie Thank You Card Templates you’ve been waiting for.  These template cards are saved in layered PSD files to make customization easier for you.  Create the card with the blanks, print them out, and have your child fill in the blanks.  Makes saying thank you that much easier.

Christmas_Thankyou_Freebie Snowman_Thankyou_Freebie

I am no longer selling my templates in stores.  It is just too much work for me to keep up with a store and my blog and my photography business.  And remember, if you live in the Austin Area and are looking for an affordable Lifestyle Photography, please visit BFA Photography and contact me. 

Blessings and Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

What’s Been Going On?

Well, for one thing, I have been creating LO for the lovely designers who allow me to use their designs.  It’s been one crazy of a semester.  It started off fairly easy and ended with me in bed, twice.  After running 3 5ks in a week’s time, I suffered from a stress fracture.  A stress fracture in which nothing but staying off it and wearing a blue boot will relieve any pain.  Thankfully, I am all healed up and have been given the go to start training again –a 1/2 marathon this time. I’m going to do it, and I’m going to do it well.  I’m very excited.  But before I can start training, I have to get over this LOVELY Sinus and Lower Respiratory Infection that has been lingering for months.  We are starting month 2 with a terrible cough, and a pulled rib muscle.  Sucks. 

But that hasn’t kept me from taking photos.  If you’re in the Austin Area and are looking for a lifestyle photographer, please see my new photography business BFA Photography for any information or to book a session.  A complete session is $150 for 1 – 2 on location to take the photos.  Within a week you will receive a CD with up to 50 files for you to view, print, and enlarge.  I offer printing, and “extras” like collages, black and white, and storyboards, as well as cards and announcement for an additional fee. 

Feel free to contact me.  Again, enough about the photography business.  My scrapbook business has taken a hiatus, and I am loving receiving emails asking for more of my templates so I’ve decided to just sell them here on my blog.  So tell others about it.  Some of the items will be on specials, others will be full price.  Some will be old, and some will be new. But all I know, is they will be templates!

And some will just be fun.  This LO that I’ve created this evening using Ice Storm by Flergs, is available as a template for $2.  If you love the kit, be sure to grab it from scrapbookgraphics – Ice Storm.


If you want the template, you can send me a request for the template by sending  $2 through pay pal –  with JOY Template in subject line.  Here’s the template, not in action.  It is saved in layered PSD files at 3600 DPI.  Once I receive your payment, I will happily email you the zip folder location :)


I will have another template pack coming soon.  I’m very excited about getting back into the groove of things, not just at home, with photography, and in general, but also in the digital scrapbooking world.

Monday, September 21, 2009

MIA - and a FREEBIE from Flergs

Well, I've been MIA for a while.  Scrapping has seemed to become a quiet pastime of mine.  But that will be changing as I have a new class to scrap as well as a school year for each of my kiddos.  I'm still finishing up my class scrapbook from last year.  I've been stuck on the last couple pages - just can't seemed to sit down and finish them.  Of course, now that I've said that, I will sit down and do that today.  Need to get them done so I can send the links to my parents and let them relive the Three's class at Noah's Ark in pictures.

I'm the Historian for Hannah's PTA so along with her personal class scrapbook, I will be creating a scrapbook for the entire school year.  Of course, due to permissions, privacy etc, I won't be able to share those pages.  But I will share the ones I create as a Mommy for my both children.  I guess I should get started.

Flergs has some great new stuff out - her RAWKING kit for boys, Carver, for one.


And I couldn't be more excited about the new kit coming out on the 25th.  Here's a sneak peek.


To make up for my lack of blogging, I wanted to share with you this adorable elements pack that Flergs has on her blog for FREE.  We've missed the sale, but the freebie link is still good.  If you love it, be sure to tell her.  This is something new she's thinking about making more of.  Click on the image to go to her blog and grab the freebie!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Battle of the Creative Teams

So, I'm totally honored to work on Flergs' (Megs Farrow) Creative Team.  Totally honored.  I've been having so much fun working with her designs (which are totally amazing).  This summer, DigiScrapAddict is hosting the Battle of the Creative Teams, and I am working alongside with some pretty amazing ladies.  We had our first assignment last week.  White Space.  We chose to not only use white space but also make that space white.  Pretty cool, although my LO looks more gray than white.  LOL  Here are the LOs that our team created.  We all used the same kit, Mellisa and Mellisa II with backgrounds from various other kits of Megs'.








We made it though Round one and were even named CO-MVPs for this week. So again, can you see why I'm honored?


I took Ashley's bridal portraits so I've been having a blast creating a special book for her. These two were made with Kaylee's Garden and Flairy Floss

Breathtakingly-Beautiful-Bride  ashley

Saturday, May 16, 2009


A friend of mine posted a link to this contest. Since we're wanting to travel to PA this summer via Southwest, I couldn't help but play along.

Nuts About Southwest

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Lots of Layouts

I've been working getting Cayden's Spring Program video edited and creating end of year scrapbooks.  Here are the layouts I've created in the last month.  The best part of this all was the trip I took to PA to visit my grandparents and extended family.  I had LOTS of free time to work on the end of year scrapbooks!  I don't have time right now to list all credits, but I will, I promise.

In the meantime, these layouts were created with products by Misty Cato, Sherri Tierney, Lliella Designs, & Flergs.

100thday dance2 friendpage mileseaster

christmasprogram2 christmasprogram1 

zooman  zoo 

 Christmas2 Christmas1

  Vparty1  Vparty2

 easterhunt1 easter2a

PumpkinPatchCayden  PumpkinPatch2daughterbest-friends

capture  tender


friendsb rainbowsawardceremony

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Kindergarten Layouts

I cannot believe that there are only 8 weeks of school left.  I don't know what I'm going to do with myself or my children, but I do know that Hannah has had a great year!  And I'm thankful that I've been able to scrap her Kindergarten year.  As a parent, I promised myself to make the best effort to attend all important events/activities at Hannah's school.  And I've been able to do so (it's such a blessing).  The only big event I've missed is the Valentine's Party, but Hannah understood, and Ms. A got some great pictures of the day that I am able to scrap.  This week, I've been working on her Kindergarten Scrapbook.  I'm very pleased with the results thus far.  I've already completed some of the layouts but these are the most recent ones I've made.


These two LOs were created with Lliella Designs' kit, Chinese New Year (available at Funky Playground Designs).

cny1 cny2

This has got to be one of my favorite LOs at the moment.  Photos from Groundhog's Day.  Thanks to Ms. A for taking the pictures. Who knew they'd do something THIS CUTE?  Anyway, the kit I used was Garden Fresh also by Lliella Designs. 


This LO was created with Sherri Tierney's awesome kit, Get Your Groove On.  It's an oldie, but a goodie!!  These are photos from Math and Science Night at school.


And this LO was created using a QP from Backyard Bugs by Karla Marano (Glitter by Flergs). These are photos from the Science Fair - Hannah's class got 2nd place in the Kindergarten Category.


And lastly, my April Desktop, which is just GORGEOUS!  Kit is Flairy Floss by Flergs as part of the BYOC at


I almost forgot about the wedding LOs I made from James and Jennifer's wedding.  I used Art from the Heart by Sherri Tierney.  GORGEOUS kit, PERFECT for these photos!

jameswedding jameswedding2

And some LOs from Spring Break using Pamela Donnis's Picture This! and Rise and Shine elements.

springbreak  springbreak1