Christmas Around the World Quickpage Freebie

Author: MiniBullyMom aka Laura B. // Category: , ,
For the past two years digital scrapbooking designers from all around the world team up and offer freebies. The designer that normally organizes the Christmas Around The World (CATW) Blog Train  is not organizing it this year. Instead there is a master blogpage (which can be found by clicking on the link HERE) that has been set up and bloggers are welcome to submit links to their freebies there. I figured I'd create a quickpage to give away from elements that were part of last years CATW kit. I could not find a background paper that I liked so I ended up creating one in order to complete the page.

Check back often during the month of December as I'm planning on having several other free quickpages available for downloading.

Download Link HERE

Great Hockey Shots with the new camera

Author: MiniBullyMom aka Laura B. // Category: ,

When I was in Hawaii I received my new Canon Rebel Xsi camera and couldn't wait for hockey season to start so I could get some great shots of the kids. I haven't sat and read the manual so I really haven't been able to get any good shots from the kids first five games. On Sunday I got lucky up at the Kingsgate Arena where we were playing Sno-King Green. The lighting was awesome and I managed to snag a spot between the red and blue lines where the glass didn't have too many scuffs or scratches.  I posted a bunch on my Facebook page but decided to share a couple of the good ones I took of Christina and Alex. I'm hoping to have a chance over the holiday weekend to read up on the settings so that the photos will continue to improve.

Velvet's First Homecoming

Author: MiniBullyMom aka Laura B. // Category: , ,

My niece is growing up so fast. Last year was her first formal dance. My sister went all out making sure it was a night to remember. She had her hair and makeup done professionally.

The minute I saw Scrappin Mommy's Autumn Splendor kit I knew it would be the perfect for showcasing this photo. You can pick it up at Divine Digital for only $2.50 right now. Angela did a great job creating this kit, it was her first time participating in Divine Digital's "PROject COLOUR". There is a unique flexibility with the kit which can appeal to those who prefer a bit of elegance yet those who enjoy a country feel to their layouts would find this a great addition to their digital stash.

WOOHOO!! Divine Digital is up and running again after being hacked!!

Author: MiniBullyMom aka Laura B. // Category: , ,
After a week of hard work most of the site is up and running again. Royanna and partners have got some great deals going on too! Everyone will need to re-register and those that do before Midnight EST on Saturday will be eligible for a special prize. 
Today is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of their Daily Download for November 1-15! Since the site was down and only back "up" today Royanna has activated the free download links for Days 1-6 for today only!!! This is a once in a lifetime chance to get almost half the kit all at once! 

Here is a preview and the LINK to the kit

I also finished a second page using Lynne Simmon's Snappy Scrap Template Kit
and  Sava Scrap's Autumn Harvest Kit
both of which will be available in DivineDigital's Boutique once its up and running later this weekend.

My sister-in-law shared this photo with me last weekend and I immediately knew it was time to create a scrapbook page just for the two of them.

Melissa and David
After so many years they love each other even more than the day they met.
Plymouth, MA 2009

Hackers just peeve me off!!!

Author: MiniBullyMom aka Laura B. // Category: , ,
Well...due to hackers Divine Digital's website is down. It was completely destroyed earlier this week and will probably take a couple of weeks for them to get everything restored. Which means that they may end up missing out on all the Digital Scrapbooking Day activities. For the first time I actually thought about how a hacker can literally destroy an online business. For all intents and purposes if it had been a brick and mortar store hackers are the equivalent of a burglar who breaks into a store and vandalizes everything to the point that they can't reopen for business for weeks or months.  Hopefully they will catch the hacker and punish them accordingly.

Autumn Harvest Digital Kit
Snappy Scrap Template Set 1

Tonight while we have been watching scary movies I sat here and worked on this layout. I wasn't sure what direction I wanted to go other than using a template with the layout. Once I got started everything just started falling in place and I knew exactly what photos I wanted to use. We rebuilt the driveway gate two years ago and for some oddball reason I didn't remember to take before and after photos only a few during the rebuild. Mike and Alex gave me a hard time about taking these ones.