Saturday, November 24, 2012

First Wedding

I was talked into doing another speed scrap by my wonderfully awesome friend, Heather - who you all know as Callaluna Creations.  This speed scrap was hosted by Karen Diamond Designs, on her facebook page.
I decided to give Autumn Wind (by Digital Harmony Design Studio) another try.  This time went a lot better!  I used some pics that my hubby took during my first [paid] wedding shoot.  I like how the page turned out, though I keep wanting to tweak it.  So, something is not jiving for me. . .

Preview of kit (image linked to store):


In the middle of all the Black Friday chaos, I decided to do a speed scrap over at STS!  Probably not my smartest move! LOL 
I used Digital Harmony Design Studio's Autumn Wind kit.  I know I'm my worst critic, but I really am not a fan of how the page turned out.  It needs a lot of help. . . lol

Preview of kit (image linked to store):

Friday, November 23, 2012

All Joy

There is a fine line we walk when it comes to Christmas.  Tristan is only two and a half years old, but we've decided that we can not do the whole Santa thing.  Now, I was raised believing in Santa. . . but it didn't last long.  I think I was 5 (or younger).
We are going to tell him the truth, that Santa isn't a real guy who spies on him when he's sleeping or keeps track all year if he's been good.  And we are going to tell him the real story about how there WAS a "Santa" (aka Chris Kringle). . . and the spirit behind what Santa stands for.  Then we are going to give him the choice to subscribe to that or not.  But we are also going to tell him that under NO circumstance is he to ruin that belief for anyone else.
Granted he's 2 and we won't have to deal with this for at least another year, maybe 2. . . but he has a cousin, who he's close to, that is 4 months younger.  So, there will be a point where he will know something different than her.
We are also teaching him about the true story of Christmas - the birth of our Lord and Savior! 

It's been quite a journey for me.  Having to really think about my beliefs and what I'm portraying and then having to face the "heat" from everyone else for those beliefs.

Anyway. . . LOL  Here is a layout I did with FranB Designs' Ho Ho Holiday kit.  There are a lot of REALLY cute elements (the penguin is my favorite! hehehe) and I LOVE the templates!

These are pics of Tristan's first Christmas.  And even though he knocked over the Christmas tree. . . count it all joy!  I LOVE the pic of him looking up at Kaleb!  So cute!  That pure awe. . .

Preview of kit (images liked to store):

Here's a closer look at the kit:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Love Is. . .

I'll be honest, I have been sitting on this kit (Love Is by B2N2 Scraps) for quite a while now.  I had inspiration when I got the kit. . . but when I went to work with it, it was gone.
But inspiration finally came when I wanted to make a page for the Scraplift Challenge I am hosting on B2N2 Scraps' Facebook page!

Preview of kit (image linked to store):

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Collecting Leaves

I picked up Sugarmoon Designs' Thankful For Autumn kit to aid in making my Bingo Card.  Crazy, I know.  But then I decided I wanted to scrap a page with it.  I'm not in love with how the page turned out.  But that's okay...

Preview of kit (imaged liked to store):


I will be honest, I got Mayo Designs' Gray & Gloomy kit for one thing, and one thing only - the Eeyore element.  lol  It's just too cute!  Tristan has several Eeyores, because they were mine.
The one in the pic is actually his, though.  It was a "baby's first Eeyore".  hehehe
He still loves them, even now.

Preview of the kit (images linked to store):

Triune Blog Train - Thankful

Time for the second Triune Blog Train!  Whoooo hooooooo!  If you would like to participate by offering your great works, please contact me.  We are currently deciding our next theme for December!

The theme for November is Thankful. 

The color palette:

I went COMPLETELY overboard this month.  I'm not sure how it happened. . . because I've been extremely busy.  But once I started, I couldn't stop!  Which is great for all of you! LOL

Now, you can pick up this pattern paper pack here on my blog:

My cross pack here on my blog:
(which I'm pretty proud of!)

And this great word art pack on my facebook page:

I have had several people comment about not having a facebook account.  And I respect your decision, so if you do not have an account, but would like the items offered on facebook. . . Please email me and I will get you the link to download those pieces.  sairidesigns @ gmail [dot] com

I am the "train station" for this blog train.  If you get lost, come on back and you can continue where you left off.  I am very thankful and blessed to have such fantastic artists contributing to "my" blog train!  Thank you to all of you!
Now, here are your stops:

Sairi Designs <-- You are here
Digital Scrapbooking Resource Center
Scrappin' Sisters
Karen Diamond Designs
A-M Digital Designs
One Step Away International
Touched By A Butterfly
Callaluna Creations
Outside the Box Design Studio

And please leave a comment below - I love hearing from you!  Enjoy!

What does Triune mean?
[tri·une] [trahy-yoon]
1. three in one; constituting a trinity in unity, as the Godhead.
2. Trinity, the Godhead in Christianity
(from wikipedia)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bingo Card

I am participating in my first Bingo Challenge over at WLS.  I think I may have gone a little overboard on my card. LOL  But it truly is a work of art!!  And I love how it turned out.

And the credits. . . there are a lot -

Created using kits from With Love Studio.

Falling Leaves by Midnight Owl Designs:
Background, Alpha for "Bingo", Fall Square, Thanksgiving Square

Grandam's Cookbook by XOXO Collab:
Baking Square, Tablecloth background, Thursday Square, Parade Square

Thankful for Autumn by Sugarmoon Designs:
Harvest Square, Turkey Square, Pilgrims Square, Cornucopia Square, Whipped Cream Square, Tablecloth place mat

Black Friday by XOXO Collab (November's daily download):
Black Friday Square, Green Bean Casserole, Apple Cider Square

Birthday Bounty by Designs by Angel:
Pumpkins Square, Traveling Square, Cranberry Sauce Square

Classy Kids by Kelsey Inspired Studios:
Apple Pie Square, November Square

Sweet Memories by Sugarmoon Designs:
Free Square camera, Snow Square, Traditions Square

Coupledom by Kiki Cole Designs:
Free Square heart, Dinner Rolls Square, Mashed Potatoes Square

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Love Story

I have this awesome template pack from FranB Designs to work with.  It was hard choosing which of the templates I wanted to use!!  I love them all!  I also needed a kit to use, so I went with Coupledom by Kiki Cole Designs.  It's a fun kit!

Preview of kit (images linked to store):

Friday, November 2, 2012


I couldn't figure out what picture I wanted to scrap.  Then one of the word art strips caught my eye - EPIC.  And then it hit me. . . I don't scrap in colors.  I could care less if my son's clothes match the kit.  I scrap for mood. . . does the kit fit the feel or even the theme of the pic. . .?
Well, this one, I did choose certain papers from Midnight Owl Designs' kit pieces, Iconic, because they matched. lol 

And it is. . . E P I C!

Previews of kit (images linked to store):

Fall Birthday

I LOVE this kit!!  Actually, I love the penguin! LOL  So, I just had to have it!
It's part of the Lovely Colors at WLS.  But I would not be surprised if Birthday Bounty, by Designs by Angel, is combined into an awesome kit!
I made this awesome birthday ecard.  And I gave one, filled out lol, to my Sister-in-Love's Mom for her birthday :)

Preview of kit (images linked to store):

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Chasing Squirrels

I've had these pics for a year and a half and have never had a good kit to scrap them (and they weren't high on my priority since they aren't on my son LOL).  When I had the chance to snag Squirly Wurly by Mayo Designs (at WLS), I knew it was perfect!
The picture is of my cousin's daughter, chasing squirrels at my son's first birthday party.  And yes, it was raining... we live in Washington after all. LOL  :)

Preview of kit (image linked to store):

STS Road Trip - Family Meal Time

** Attention **

Our Christian/Faith (Triune) Blog Train launched October 15th! Some pieces may still be available (mine will be), so scroll down and check it out.
If you are a "designer" (whether you are seasoned or a newbie) and would like to participate in contributing some items - please contact me on my facebook page!! Thanks in advance!! I'm really excited about this!!! We had a great response and I look forward to it growing and growing!

The train will be rolling from the station on Nov. 15th. . . so there is still time to participate!


Do you know that I have a Digi Scrap Chat group on Facebook??
Do you know that you don't have to be an experienced scrapper to join?
Do you know that you don't have to be new to join?

Sairi's Digi Scrap Chat

I invite you to join me and fellow digi scrappers!  It's a great place to socialize, get to know fellow scrapbookers, share ideas and ask each other questions!  Iron sharpens iron!
Click on the image below to join! :)

STS Road Trip time! The theme: Family Meal Time.  I didn't have a lot of time for this one, unfortunately. . .
You can download the Pattern Paper Pack here.

And if you have an extra moment. . . please leave a comment below!  Enjoy the Road Trip! :)

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