Leaving a Legacy Designs

Helping you scrap your memories one page at a time

New Blog….

It is ready…well mostly.  There will be some growing pains as I work out the kinks and learn all the cool features.  You can now read my posts at: http://leavingalegacydesigns.com/



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All American BBQ

Finally a new kit!  All American BBQ is a kit to celebrate America’s birthday or just the summer backyard BBQ!  The kit has American elements as well as hamburgers, hot dogs and watermelon.  I went a little over board and there are 90 elements and 28 pattern papers, 8 solid papers as well as an upper case alpha with numbers and some symbols.  The kit and word art will be 50% off the first week!

My team did a great job with this kit…SC_JTO_T4_lld_americanbbq_robin_web_zpsbd2508fa American_Girl_Web bed_GS-Feb15-challengetemp_lld_americanbbq_robin_web_zpsf39fc8a9 LeavingaLegacyDesigns-AmericanBBQ-StatueofLiberty_zps46a94f96LLD_BBQ_LO1 LLD_BBQ_LO2

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They say its your birthday…

Today is my amazing mother in law’s birthday!  Happy Birthday Ann!  I have a few tips and fun things that I do on birthdays for my kids that I thought I would share.  It is never too late to start new traditions.  I would love to hear yours as well….

I am not sure why I started this but I am glad I did…On the actual birth day I take photos from the time they wake up until they go to sleep.  I have photos of when they wake up, breakfast, playing, lunch, naps, snacks, dinner etc.  I also take a photo with the child at the time they were born as well.  I have done this with both boys every year.  Hubby even laughs because I don’t make plans or even travel on those days because it might mess up my photos! LOL

About a year ago I put together a layout comparing my boys first years…it was uncanny how similar they were to each other.  They both had waffles/pancakes for breakfast, both had chick fil a for lunch where they tried something new and got a funny reaction….check it out!  Do you do anything special for your kiddos birthday days?




Now on to the party…I will admit I do NOT like birthday parties at all.  I have never had good luck with them and hate having my house destroyed by crazy kids.  We usually go somewhere else to have a party.  A few tips for getting those party photos…take a lot BEFORE the party guests arrive.  Snap photos of the decorations, the cake, the birthday kiddo, food etc.  Once the party gets going make sure you have a list of shots you want to get and have a friend or several friends with cameras to capture shots for you.  Here are a few to make sure you get…

  • A close up of the birthday cake (by itself and with the birthday child)
  • The birthday child with their siblings/grandparents/parents/best friend/other family members
  • The candles being blown out
  • Children playing party games
  • Party table showing the party food and drinks
  • The birthday child opening presents
  • A couple of wide shots showing the general layout of the venue and party decorations
  • Close up shots of each of the guests

If you are looking for a kit to scrap those photos check out Let’s Party!


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Let’s Party!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I can’t believe I have not posted anything on here since Wednesday.   I apologize for being so quiet.  We had a swim meet, birthday party and then hubby and I spent Saturday evening outside on the deck watching the super moon through the telescope.  Did you get to see the super moon where you live?  It was pretty awesome.  We have had a busy week and weekend with lots of running and a couple of naps, yes even the grown ups napped!

Today is $2 Tuesday and in honor of my amazing Mother in Law who will be celebrating her birthday tomorrow I have put Let’s Party in the $2 bin for you.  If you didn’t grab it when it was free then now is your chance!  The kit is $2 as well as all the fun add on…journal cards and word art!  There is a bundle as well but it is a little more than if you buy everything separate UNLESS you use this coupon…LLD_HAPPYBDAYANN.  This will get you an extra 20% off the BUNDLE.  So grab Let’s Party, Let’s Party Word Art and Let’s Party Journal cards all for less than $6!

Now let’s take a look at the kit and the extras!


Here are some recent layouts using this kit…first off my mother in law and the grandsons celebrating with her in 2011.

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This is such a fun kit to play with and can be used for all kinds of layouts!  There are 129 elements (about 68 unique), 24 patterned papers, 9 solid papers and a full polka dot alpha!  Pretty fun right?  Now, how about some freebies?

CT Member Robin has a fun paper stack on her blog for you….Click on the preview to head on over to her blog to grab it!


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Wednesday Tip or Tutorial Time Out….

Today’s tip/tutorial is taking a time out!  I have spent the better half of today with a bad headache also shuffling one kid to vacation bible school, back home then to either swim team practice or swim team meets all the while keeping a 2 year old entertained and happy.  These past few weeks have been nuts with swim team, church and just general life….so here is a recap of my newsletter from yesterday….


Did you know I have a new blog coming???  Stay tuned the big debut coming soon!!

Did you know that working in the summer is HARD when you have two very busy kids at home.  I try to have new products for you every other week but with kids, swim team, vacation bible school and just the general craziness it has proved to be difficult.  Don’t give up on me though…I have a fun July 4/Backyard BBQ kit coming that will be awesome for us in the USA for July 4 celebrations but versatile enough for those of you not in the USA to use as well.

Also later in the summer I will be debuting a new GUEST SPOT at a fun store!  I am very excited about this guest spot and the amazing designers I am going to be working with for THREE MONTHS!!!!  Lots of fun coming!

So, stick with me through the summer…kids are going to Grandma’s in a few weeks for TWO WEEKS so I will play catch up then!

A few things I have coming up for you….

Using journal cards

Hidden objects on layouts

Sharing your vacation

Remember if you have a tip or tutorial be sure to email me or comment with anything you want to learn!

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Here’s the Scoop!

Today is Tuesday! I apologize for coming to you a little late.  The oldest had a swim meet last night and I have managed to get sick so this will be short.  Today’s feature kit is just in time for the start of summer and ICE CREAM!!!  Here’s the Scoop has 17 (12×12) papers saved at 300dpi and quality checked, 37 elements, an alpha and bonus word bits.  There is also a quickpage set to get those summer photos scrapped quickly!


Team Member Tina also has a freebie on her blog for you…..

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Freebie Friday!

They are back!  I told you it wouldn’t be long!  I have a new server and soon a new blog!  I am busily working behind the scenes to get it going for you.  It is almost ready…eek!

While you are waiting check out this freebie I made for you that coordinates with my newest kit Man Oh Man!  You are getting 10 washi tape pieces that coordinate.   Man Oh Man! is the perfect kit for scrapping that man in your life, big or small, old or young.  The kit has 90 elements,  20 patterned papers, 2 full alphas, 18 wood veneer word bits in 2 styles, and 9 solid papers!


Here is a look at the kit….It is 20% off for one more day so be sure to grab it!!LLD_DAD_PREVIEW ALPHAPREVIEW soldipaperspreview paper-preview LLD_DAD_wordbits



Here are a couple more layouts from my team and myself!SC_F_T4_lld_mom_lo2_Robin_web_zps7f92d9e0 strassbourg_park_k LLD_DAD_LO2web


Here is the freebie..just click on the preview to download. Have a fabulous Friday!



Pin It Thursday!

On Tuesday I showed you a fun comic book effect for photos.  Today I am going to list for you some fonts I pinned on Pinterest that are great for comic book layouts!



Have fun downloading fonts!

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Wednesday Tip or Tutorial…

I apologize for this coming to you later in the day than usual.  I have been working behind the scenes on a new blog and watching my San Antonio Spurs play basketball last night!!  GO SPURS GO!!!  I apologize if you are not a Spurs fan.  Here in Texas we love our Spurs!!

Today’s tip I gleaned from Brooke of Fit to Be Scrapped while working on a speed scrap she hosted last night.  First here is the page I created using my kit Here Comes Trouble and Here Comes Trouble Add On.



The tip she shared was how to make the paper strips look like little flags.  I will admit that I tried many different ways to get those to look right with no luck at all.  Brooke shared a great tip and I thought I would share it with you.

1.  Create your paper strip using your shape tool.  I believe mine is about 3 inches wide.  Rasterize (simplify) the layer.

2. Use your polygon lasso tool to draw a triangle of any size.  I turn on my grids to get it right.  ALT BACKSPACE to fill this shape in a NEW LAYER

3. Now comes the fun part…Take the triangle and line it up with the bottom of your paper strip.  Stretch, shrink, squish and rearrange it until you have the look and feel you want for your flag.

4. Now holding CTRL or COMMAND click on the image of the shape in the LAYERS section.  You should see marching ants around the shape.  Now making sure the paper strip is selected in the layers area hit delete and then hide the triangle layer.   Easy peasy right?

If you need some screen shots send me an email and I will happily put those up for you as well.    Have a great Wednesday!

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Never Fear…Super Dad is Here!

It is my favorite time of the week at Stuff to Scrap!!  $2 Tuesday!!$2 Tuesday and a freebie!

Do you have a super dad or even a super hero living in your house?  I have the perfect kit for you today!  Never Fear, Super Dad is Here is in the $2 bin along with the quickpages and Dad day cards!

Here are some of my favorites from the galleries…Such a fun kit to play with as well.  It has over 70 elements, over 30 papers and an upper case alpha with numbers and a lot of symbols.


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Here is a look at the kit, quickpages and more…..





Also be sure to check out Man Oh Man!  It is 20% off this week only!

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Have a great Tuesday!!

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