Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Put some Joi in your scrapbooking!

I haven't found time to toot about this yet, but a few weeks ago I became a Studio Diva for K-joi Studios.com - a new site devoted to digital scrapbooking. My friend Kara Jones launched the site in September, and she has a super talented list of digital designers offering page kits and digital elements. And hey - freebies are always available - so you MUST check it out!
I am still pretty new to digital scrapbooking. What I love is that I can procrastinate and not clean up my traditional scrapping space, and keep on creating. (LOL) We had a house situation this past weekend where I could not scrap in my space, but thanks to K-joi I was still able to participate in some challenges at the crop hosted at the Scrapbook Playground. Here are two of my challenge layouts, the first uses a freebie dragonfly download by Scrapassie Designs.

The second is a word art kit and jewels mini-kit by Dawn Inskip. Last Wednesday night I was listening to Focus on the Family and heard the figure of 147,000 orphans in the world that are in need of families. I pray that if you have even thought about adoption to please consider it prayerfully. Also, for those of you who are able - if you know of a family who wishes to adopt, help them financially if you can. The cost is the greatest prevention of families being made complete through adoption. I know this is not what God wanted, but we live in a fallen world where money is king. If you have great organizational skills plan a benefit, and most importantly, please be in prayer for the orphans and those who have breaking hearts from wanting a child. My layout shows a photo of my niece Sarah on a mission trip in Haiti, holding a little boy that she completely fell in love with. The other photo, is of course, my sweet husband holding our beautiful daughter from South Korea.

You may have noticed that for the past several months Memory Makers magazine has added the criteria of "never before seen" pages for their reader gallery column. I enjoy making layouts for page calls if I already have an idea for the theme - a call usually gives me the push to get it done. The new criteria, however, makes it more difficult. Thanks to being able to scrap more quickly with digital scrapping, I was able to complete two super layouts this past weekend for the "One World" call. Now I am just waiting for scrapbookpictures.com to have a sale on 12x12 prints and I will have more layouts for our albums. In the meantime, I can put my digital layouts on a DVD and we can enjoy them on television. How cool is that?


Nancy said...

I have yet to do a digital layout! I can't believe you are new to it...your layouts are FABULOUS!!! Awes

BrigittevT said...

Wonderful layouts ! Thanks for scrapping with my freebie ;-)

CACTUSmango said...

hi rita!

it's mars from the design team at Kjoi studios. I'm so glad I came & visited your blog after reading your comment on Kara's blog challenge thread. You've got such a wonderful blog & I enjoyed learning more about you & your passion for adoption. Your little girl is so beautiful. I'm happy for you & your dh. :) sincerly, mars