One Mama Duck

Crafting my way through life - one adventure at a time.

Hi! I'm LisaDV. Thanks for stopping by. This is my life, crazy and chaotic most of the time, and I wouldn't change a thing.

Monday, June 30, 2014

The last few weeks of digital scrapping

 Has brought my total layouts for the year up to 70!  Woot!  Still loving templates!

 2 pager.

 Loved the pictures, but didn't have a story. So I went to my story folder to pull one.

Individual layouts that will set beside each other in the scrapbook.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

More Digi Layouts to share

What can I say, I'm on a roll!  This brings me to 59 layouts for the year.  Woot! Woot!  With a crazy, hectic life right now, I'm absolutely head over hills for templates.  I can put a layout together in less than an hour.  Now that's exciting. 

Love the happy colors on the handstand layout.  And very proud of my daughter for practicing handstands until she could do one.  Template from Get it Scrapped - GISSingle001. Papers and embellishments from Carta Bella Cool Summer,  the doily and sequins from the LilyPad - Just Jamie and   Valerie Webbins Sprinklesv20.

Dad and son viewing the computer. Yep, same view I've had for almost 11 years. Carta Bella papers.  Template - Get it Scrapped.  Scrapbook Coach 0103

OK, my gradient photo bleed is not the best, but it'll do and the snow sloshing happy girl is memorialized. Template - Get It Scrapped - Rule Play Tiffany Tillman.

Double pager - a must with this boy's amazing laugh from deep down.  Just looking at these photos brings me great happiness.  Echo Park all about a boy and Here and Now.  The background chalkboard paper is from Fancy Pants Design.  The template is from JessicaSprague - I think it was one of my classmates during a digi class.

Building giant sandwiches is always fun.  I think this is a combo of Echo Park and Lynn Grieveson. Template by Katie the Scrapbook Lady.

My son in dire need of a haircut. And he did get two since these photos were taken, but he probably needs one again.  These were from Pixels and company's Go Bold set, it was free with a $15 purchase a couple of weeks ago.  It totally wasn't something I'd have picked out on my own.  Now I'm glad I have it. The template is from Get It Scrapped - Process Play - Tami Taylor

I'm loving templates and their ease of telling our stories.  However, I'm now starting to get very antsy because I have not played with paper or paint or inks and such in a very long time. In a couple of weeks I'll be painting the basement at the farm, but I have a feeling it just won't be the same. And last weekend, I brought home the gesso, gel medium, stencil paste, and brushes.  Maybe I'll get some art journaling in.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Happy Dancing for Goals Achieved

I wish I could say I lost xx pounds.  But, NO, I haven't even been eating well.  Our goal of giving up process foods has been snagged.
1. I broke my kitchen-aid. I really dislike starting dough completely by hand.
2. We're finally trying to move everything to the farm and sell the Ohio house.  So I'm boxing up and packing etc, while still trying to finish the school year. Last week science and math were both completed. The Boy finished his grammar for the year as well!!  - Within the next 2 weeks, The Girl will finish her grammar, they should both finish writing and geography.  And we'll be Done, Done, Done, til I start the summer curricula. (last part sung to Beach Boys fun fun fun til daddy takes the t-bird away.)
3. We've been traveling like CrAzY PeOpLe. Farm with the move and to see Family - both for very happy occasions and for an extremely, rock-bottom sad one.

So, what goal is making me so happy.  After several years of not meeting my scrapbook layout goals.  I've already met my 2014 goal~!!! I know, it's totally amazing! I think I should throw a party.  (...I'll make it a moving party....LOL ...won't the guests be surprised when the arrive?)  I made a goal of 52 layouts, thinking that's only 1 per week and when I miss a few weeks, I could catch up if I get a weekend to myself.  Of course, that's been my goal for the last 4 years and I haven't been able to meet it.  And I knew the major move was coming - so I was keeping my fingers crossed, but not going to get upset if it didn't come to pass.

Last Friday, we had a garage sale after traveling the weekend through Wednesday before.  Of course, Wednesday night and Thursday was a major work day in getting ready.  By the end of Friday, I was ready for some creating, but in mid-April, I started packing away my lovely paper supplies to the point of there is not much I could do. I turned to my digital supply and even bought a few new items.  And between then and now have made layouts number 43 to 52.

 These are a double page layout.

 I can't decide between the green or dark gray title? What do you think?

I really like paper more than digital, but I like that the stories are told and it has helped with my creative outlet needs.  Although I must admit I used templates for every single one.  GetItScrapped has digital templates now and several came from there. The rest were old Designer Digital templates.  I've made a list of another 44 layouts that can be completed digitally.  There is another 30 I'd like to tell traditionally if the move is complete and the supplies get back out.  

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

50 Layout Challenge Round 1 (Layouts 1 - 6)

In an attempt to use my ever abundant stash of supplies, I joined a facebook group and a 2peas challenge to do 50 layouts without purchasing anything.  Well, for me, anything other than adhesives. i think this is a great idea and several people on the facebook group have been doing this more than once.  3rd and 4th rounds - I like that idea, especially right now as I've been getting and making more time to scrapbook. If I did this in 2009 - 2011, then I wouldn't have bought anything with as little time as I had to scrapbook.

I finished my first 6 layouts.  So here they are.

You can watch on youtube or just look at the layouts individually below.

WAY old stash of:  KI Memories Lace paper, MME pattern paper, old rub-on alphabets, old metal love file tab, cardstock, circle punch, Studio G Stamp, and vellum
Not So Old stash of: GDC alpha stickers, metal brads from JoAnn's, paperclip, Studio Calico Hero Arts Stamp set, and Cocoa Daisy Stamp
Silhouette cameo cut files: Scallop Bracket by silhouette America, Conversation Bubbles by sil america,
Vintage Office Stamps sil america, and 3 notebook office borders by lori whitlock

WAY old stash of:   Paper studio? patern paper, DCWV pattern paper, cardstock, felt heart, rhinestones, and vellum
Not So Old stash of: Authentic Paper, Swiss Dot Cardstock, DCWV glitter paper, KI POW glitter paper, Martha Stewart white heart sticker
Pink ribbon found on my desk.
Silhouette cameo cut files: Hello There Title by Jamie Koay, A2 Step Card Baby Dresser by Lori Whitlock, Word Borders by Karla Dudley

 WAY old stash of:    Cardstock, Fancy Pants Design stick pin, sequins, butterfly punch EK Success, Fiskars Star punches, thickers, Heidi Grace Chipbaord hearts, SEI Pattern Paper (scrap for butterfly)
Not So Old stash of (last 2 years): Authentic Paper, Washi Tape, wood veneer
Sewing machine
Silhouette cameo cut files: cut celebratory and proud papa

 WAY old stash of:    Fiskars Star punch, buttons, cardstock, stickles, and twine
Not So Old stash of (last 2 years): Carta Bella PP, EP pattern paper, ? pp, flair, black cardstock, Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, Evalicious photo tab, Hampton Art Stamp
Silhouette cameo cut files: Titles cut from cardstock, Globe by Silhouette America, Library Card and Pocket by Amy Robinson, Reporat Card by Silhouette America, Echo Park labels by Echo Park, Library Date Stamp by Sarah Hurley, Arrow (unsure)

 WAY old stash of:   stickles, vellum
Not So Old stash of (last 2 years): Bella Blvd PP, American Crafts Amy Tan PP pad with cut apart cards, thickers, DCWV glitter paper
Silhouette cameo cut files: Feather Set by Emilee Stucky, Chinese Dragon by Ginny Nilson, Pink Valentine Owl PNC by stinkincute.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

50 Layout Challenge Round 1

In an attempt to use my ever abundant stash of supplies, I joined a facebook group 50 projects and a 2peas challenge to do 50 layouts without purchasing anything.    I think this is a great idea and several people on the facebook group have been doing this more than once.  3rd and 4th rounds - I like that idea, especially right now as I've been getting and making more time to scrapbook. If I did this in 2009 - 2011, then I wouldn't have bought anything with as little time as I had to scrapbook.

My exceptions for this challenge is I can still purchase needs - adhesives, printer ink, neutral cardstock, silhouette mats and blades.  Yeah, I go through the silhouette mats and blades very quickly. I've completed several layouts (12ish), 6 sets of 6 cards, 4 sets of of 5 project life styled cards and I use my silhouette on everything! Everything is a 1 for 1. A pocket page = 1 layout, 2 pager = 2 layouts. 5 cards = 1 layout

Here is the video, finally uploaded and narrated about picking the papers to go with my chosen photos/stories. I taped it earlier in the month and have actually already completed the layouts, but thought I'd share this before sharing the layouts. ha.

Have a terrific day!  And if you haven't already, join in the fun.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Sharing my workdesk.  It's a huge mess as I've been going from PL kit swap to card swap to layouts for Shimelle's Return to the Collection class. And now I'm back on the PL kit swap.  I'm working on the feminine everyday spot and using the Dear Lizzy - Lucky Charm collection.

In this temporary set up of a craft room I have 2 - 6' tables setting on bedrisers (I scrap standing up) that form an L shape.  I have been cleaning up between projects, but this is how it looks in the midst of one.
 This is the first table.And where most of the putting together usually happens. I've been gluing on top of the paper pile all evening and morning.

This is the table where I will cut and stamp. The finished cards are actually resting on my stamping mat. And you can see 2 cards in the works in the middle.

Off to have a visit a few desks and blogs myself.  Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


We interupt this on-going swap work of cards and PL page kits to share my completed layouts from Shimelle's Return to the Collection class

This is my first layout from the class using Echo Park Recollections.  I had to make a pocket page to go with it.  (The bottom right corner card had tried to escape, but I've put it back in place.)  The pocket page is both front and back with photos and some of the journaling.  

Oh, although acorns work on a fall page, the owl might as well, but the dragon??  -- It's this silly little thing really. ... If a layout has hubs, I will put acorns, birds, or apples on the page.  If a layout has dd, I will put owls, birds, or butterflies.  If a layout has ds, I would have put stars in the past.  But ds actually requested a dragon as his symbol. So for him, dragon and stars.   For me, butterflies. 

And then on the next layout I switched to an older collection.  I just have to say I LOVE USING OLD STASH.  This was an old Prima paper pad from HL. And various bits and bobs from elsewhere. My Warrior Princess. Love that she has her sword by her side. I should say that this is the first time I didn't use my silhouette on a layout in....I don't even know how long!!!!

And then I completely reverted to type and used an old MME paper pad and my leftovers from the Bo-Bunny Mama-Razzi kit for the papers, and various bits and bobs for everything else. I'm not super crazy about this one. I think I should have used black ink around the photo as well. But since I mess up the stamping on the bottom right (which is why the falling star transparency is there), it's probably good the brown isn't as prominent. I should have used a more contrasting color when cutting my photography title.  I'd go back and cut it with orange, but it's the one time I didn't save the file when exiting out of silhouette.  I still have a bit journaling to add.

If you will notice though the Princess page does have the smallest circle cutout of an owl in the top embellishment cluster. And No Flash has the dragon banner. If I had planned better, I would have moved the stamping and photo block down so the dragon banner was in the left top corner that would have been better for balancing the page.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.....