Leaving a Legacy Designs

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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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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!



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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What the Scrap…Did you hear the news?

Did you hear the news?  HD Creations is retiring from designing.  I am sad to see her go but I am more than sure we will see her around.


I had the privilege of working on her creative team at one time so I have a lot of her amazing kits…here are a few of my favorites!

Colors of Fall


Love Bug


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Easter from HD Creations!

Slice of Summer


Birthday Wish BoyBirthday Wish! Birthday Wish!

EasterEaster from HD Creations!

LuckyLucky? Lucky?

Things That GoThings that Go! Things that Go!

North Pole

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Get Better Soon




I am sure there are more in my stash but that is just a sampling of the awesomeness that is leaving us!  Hopefully she will miss us and come back but these kits won’t so hurry on over to Stuff to Scrap and grab them from the HD Creations store!!  70% off!!



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Desert Digi Scrap’s First Speed Scrap Tonight!!

Welcome to Desert Digi-Scrap’s first speed scrap.  Hope you can join us in the forum or for chat this coming Friday, June 7th, at 7pm PST, 8 pm MST, 9 pm CST, 10 pm EST:

The prize for the scrap is a paint stamp alpha in 3 colors to match last month’s “Hot Fun in the Summertime” STS collab.

Looking forward to chatting with you!

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Man Oh Man!

Do you have a special man in your life?  It can be that charming husband of yours, your dashing dad or spectacular son?  My newest kit Man Oh Man! is perfect for mastering those manly scrapbook layouts.  The kit is full of fun blues, oranges and reds as well as hardware and stars to give those boys pages the edge they need.  Man Oh Man comes with 90 elements, 20 pattern papers, 9 solid papers, 18 word bits in 2 styles and 2 full alphabets with numbers and symbols.  Enough talking about it though…check out what my team did with it…

Here is a closer look at the kit and all the goodies included in the kit.  Man Oh Man! will be 20% off for the first week!LLD_DAD_PREVIEW

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If you don’t follow me on Facebook, you really should be.  I posted yesterday and today that the server I use to host my freebies is being deleted.  It was a shared site that a former designer was so kind to share and since she isn’t designing anymore it is coming down.  I am not sure exactly when, she said yesterday so hurry!  Until I can find a hosting site that I like I don’t have any freebies up including facebook.  It may take me a while to get them going again esp with kids home now and swim team practice for my eldest EVERY DAY.  Tough life, right?  Laying by the pool with the little one while he practices!  🙂

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How to fill a font!

Did you see?? I am hosting the font challenge at Stuff to Scrap…besides scraplifting this has to be one of my favorite challenges by far!  I am a huge fan of fonts and have 1000s of them stored on my computer.  They aren’t all installed, I think that would cause a problem with my computer.  This month for the font challenge I chosen a fun font called Mighty Mite.


Mighty Mite comes as an outline font but with the handy magic wand you can fill it in with paper or color!

So to start off with type your text…You can use any color you would like.  Use white to get a more sticker effect!


Next up, the magic wand tool!


Create a new layer UNDER the text layer and then use the magic wand tool to select the INSIDE of each letter.  You need to hold down the SHIFT key to select multiple areas. When you hold down the shift key you will see a plus sign by the wand.


Once all the layers are selected and you have marching ants in all the letters, we are going to expand the selection a little.  Go to SELECT, MODIFY, EXPAND and expand the selection about 3 pixels.

Lastly, pick a color and make it the foreground color….


Make sure the new empty layer is selected and then fill it by using shortcut keys: ALT BACKSPACE.  Now that you have a new fill of the font you can clip a paper or different color to it.



You can also use your magic want tool to select different letters and mix and match the colors….Add white to make it look like a sticker…a lot you can do with this font! 🙂




Now head on over to Stuff to Scrap and give the challenge a try!  I look forward to seeing your layouts!