Thursday, April 19, 2012

Vote for Me at CK!

I'm a finalist in the Readers' Pick Poll at Creating Keepsakes magazine!  If my layout is chosen, it will be published in the November/December 2012 issue...which is incredibly cool!

Would you please pop over there and vote for me?  You can vote once a day through April 26, and the winner will be announced on May 3.  Thanks in advance!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hone Your Instincts: Scrapping with Pinterest Printables

I have two current scrapping obsessions: 1. Journaling cards, which have been showing up on nearly every page I've done lately (more on that topic later), and 2. Printable artwork from Pinterest that I've been using as word art!

If you search "printable" or "download" on Pinterest, there's a fantastic selection of goodies that pop up.  Some are store links to products that cost money, but quite a few are freebies that people have posted on their blogs.  Most are intended for home decor, but I've been downloading them to use as word art on my pages...and I love them!  Just make sure to give credit to the artist when you use their work...

A few of my recent faves:

And a couple I've pinned but haven't gotten to yet!

Monday, April 9, 2012

SC Sketch Round-Up

With babies and other {March} Madness, I have several Scrapbook Challenges sketches to show you! Like before, the sketches are linked to their SC forum threads for easy access... Enjoy!

Chukar Hunt digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Paper: Line it Up by Amy Martin; Borders: Outer Limits  3 and 4 by Karah Fredricks; Brushes:  Bullet Holes by Obsidian Dawn, 30 Textures by Burburu; Sketch: 284 by Scrapbook Challenges; Fonts: XXII Dirty-Army, Traveling Typewriter

This is How I Roll digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Kits: That Was Yesterday, Posie Add-On by Michelle Underwood; Kraft Paper: Basic Kraft by Gina Miller; Brushes: Grunge Essentials 1 by Karla Dudley; Sketch: 285 by Scrapbook Challenges; Fonts: Gill Sans

The Bakker Party digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Kit: American Tweeds by Persnickety Prints; Word Art, Flair, Staple: Gunhild SToreide; Border: Outer Limits 4 by Karah Fredricks; Sketch: 286 by Scrapbook Challenges; Font: My Own Topher

Kindergarten at the ECC digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits {Coming Soon}

Berry Sweet digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Kit: Shabby Sweet by BZB Designs; Sketch: 288 by Scrapbook Challenges; Fonts: I Love Derwin, Traveling Typewriter; Other: Strawberry

Rainbows digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Kit: One Love Collab by Scrap Orchard; Sketch: 289 by Scrapbook Challenges; Other: Photo from, Word Art from

First Easter Dress digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Kraft Paper: Basic Kraft by Gina Miller; Patterned Paper: Vintage Findings Pink Paris by Jen Allyson; Journal Card: Every Day of the Year Note Cards by Sugarplum Paperie; Rabbit Tags and Clip: Gunhild Storeide; Scalloped Mask: Totlbox Mist Vol.4 by Gennifer Bursett; Sketch: 290 by Scrapbook Challenges; Fonts: Mailart Rubberstamp, Caitlin

Monday, April 2, 2012

Gone for a Good Reason...

We have a new baby girl!

Josie Sharon
born March 19, 2012
10 pounds 3 ounces
22 inches

We're all doing well and starting to settle into some sort of routine...or at least a new variety of chaos, hahaha!  Josie is a wonderful, easy baby, and the rest of the kids adore her.  It's hard to believe that she's two weeks old already!