Thursday, December 31, 2009

Snow Cave 2009

Abigail and Carl slept in this snow cave on December 30, 2009.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Taggart Lake

These pictures are all from a hike we took in GTNP a few weeks ago. We went to Jackson Hole for the weekend to spend some time with my dad who was working there at the time. My mom came along as a surprise for my dad. They hadn't seen each other for two weeks.

Everything on these pages came from a kit by Jady Day Studio, originally called "My Favorite Things", but which is now called "National Park Fun" (or something like that), available for purchase from

P.S. Does anybody know how to put a link on here? I tried and it didn't work. What I want is for the blog to say "Scrap Orchard" with those words as a clickable link.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jady Day Studio Totally Loving You Challenge-Sisters

It's been so long since Heather's wedding, I had totally forgotten that I didn't take any pictures there. So I pulled this one off of Facebook. Not my finest looking picture, since I was goofing off with my belly, but I really does bring out how I tend to be goofy with my sisters. Even though I look ridiculous, I still love this picture.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jady Day Totally Loving You Challenge-Bryant

This one is of Bryant, obviously. I also used his birthday pictures for this one, which worked out really well, since he was wearing blue and brown, with a hint of green in his shorts. The colors matched the kit pretty well. I only had to deepen the blue felt strip to match his clothes better. I really love how this one turned out, with the classic look to it. It reminds me of formal dining rooms, where the color below the chair rail is often different than the color above, while still coordinating with each other. You usually don't see buttons in place of a chair rail though, but still, that was my inspiration for the design.

Jady Day Studio Totally Loving You Challenge-Abigail

I made this layout for a contest from Jady Day Studio. All the elements and papers come from a kit called "Totally Loving You". Not necessarily my favorite colors (okay, not by a long shot), but they ended up working great for these pictures of Abigail. I did tweak some of the colors of things so they would work better for me. I'm not an expert at color changes yet, but I'm sure working on it. I hope you like it!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Abigail's Faces

I was just trying to get her to smile, and this is what I get instead. She is so silly. By the way, I made the "sad" flair myself, trying to copy the other ones. It isn't quite right, but it was close enough. And it was fun to do.

Friday, May 15, 2009


The pictures are probably familiar from the Mother's Day layouts, but I wanted to do another post that focused more on their creativity. So here it is. I figured out a way to do a two-page spread. Just make a new project with a canvas size of 24 inches wide and 12 inches tall, at a resolution of 300 ppi. Pretty simple. Then put the paper (or papers) that you want to use on that blank canvas, side by side. Duh. Why I didn't think of it sooner, I don't know, but I'm glad I did. By the way, a lot of these papers and elements I'm using are coming from a design competition on All you have to do is register for their forum (it's free) and then download all the kits that you want from the competition (which are also free). Oh, and If you get any from Jady Day Studio (Yajaira/Yari Mower) send her lots of love. She is awesome, and I hope she makes it far in the competition. Oh, and if you need to find it, look for "So You Think You Can Design" or "SYTYCD". Happy scrapping!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


This is a side by side spread. Just in case you were wondering what the deal was with the "sw".

Easter 2009

I made the green paper myself.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day Layouts

These are my most recent digi-scrapping projects. Most of my files are stored on a seperate hard drive, which isn't currently connected to our network, so I haven't had access to them for quite a while. However, Yajaira, in all her genorosity has had some recent mini-kit freebies and such on her studio blog (Jady Day Studio), so I was able to get some more files to play with on my laptop. I was going to enter these all in a competition she was holding, but I missed the deadline. Oh well. So here are my two newest layouts and a card. It's all from Yajaira's newest kit, for Mother's Day.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Clowning Around

These are just some fun pictures of Abigail. Nothing special really on the effects and techniques. I have to admit, the polka dot overlay I used on the "Silly Girl" page was more fun than I thought it would be. And I was glad I was able to color the polka dots in. I think it turned out pretty well. I just need to mix things up somehow. They seem to be getting a little boring.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Dipped in Love

When I saw the name of this new kit by Jady Day Studio, I immediately thought of this picture, from our wedding. Carl had always wanted to do this, but I had no idea, so I was quite surprised when it happened. It's one of my favorite memories from the whole day, besides jumping off a giant bolder while taking pictures, and going to Jamba Juice before the reception/open house. It was a great day and couldn't have gone much better. I only wish someone had gotten a clearer picture of the dip. We had two sets of the whole dip, this blurry one, and the other where the angle was kinda bad, so you couldn't see our heads at all. Kinda weird. So I went with the blurry one, which I couldn't fix in Photoshop.


I have done another page with this same picture, using the Brookie Cookie kit, but I decided to do a contest page using this picture again, because of the pink and brown in her dress.

Arielle and Joel

I made this for a competition. The kit I had to work with is called "Dipped in Love" by Jady Day Studio. I thought using pictures from Arielle and Joel's wedding would be perfct since their colors were pink and brown, two of the main colors in this kit.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Abigail and Dad

This is a really old picture, but one of my absolute favorites. Carl is such a devoted father.

Christmas Day

Okay, here's Christmas Day. Again, holly jolly christmas. I'm telling you, I LOVE THIS KIT!! This is a two-page spread. Trains on the left, other one on the right.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

More Christmas

I really really really love this kit. Holly Jolly Christmas by Jady Day Studio (Yajaira). This is the kids two Sundays before Christmas. One of these days I will scrapbook actual Christmas morning. One of these days.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Abigail at Christmastime

This is just one of many. I think this is from the Sunday before Christmas. I dressed Abigail up as a candy cane for church. I didn't take a picture of Bryant, since he wore the same outfit to church for about a month. That happens when you only have one church outfit for him. Well, we have two, but the other one involves a yellow sweater vest. Not very Christmas-y. By the way, this all came from one of Yajaira's awesome kits. I forgot what it's called, something like Jolly Christmas. I love this kit, it has the blue (which I decorate in for Christmas) and the traditional red and green. It ended up being perfect for this picture, since the tree was blue, green, and silver, then she was wearing the red and white. I LOVE IT!