Category Archives: about me

My Blog has Moved…

Just a little note to let you know that my blog has moved to it’s own domain…

Here is the new url:   http://andilynndesigns.com

Please come visit me there and also please change your bookmarks and blog rolls.

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First Stop on the ScrapMatters DSD Blog Train

Thanks so much for visiting my blog–the first stop on the ScrapMatters blog train.  Digital Scrapbook Day (DSD) has been so much fun this year and it is just getting started.  So many totally fantastic treats are in those grab bags.  😀  You add a sale and I’m in digital scrapbook and hybrid heaven.

Digital Scrapbook Day Celebration at ScrapMatters

To celebrate we have this great collab kit, “A Slice of Life.”  It is perfect for scrapping those everyday moments–going for walks, watching tv, picking up the kids and just hanging out.

It is also FREE with a $15 purchase November 6-11th.

A Slice of Life Collab Preview

Here is a 12″x12″ quick page for you, just because you stopped by…

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Click on the preview  or here to go grab it from 4shared–sorry link expired.  This quick page will soon be available in the SM shop as part of the A Slice of Life Quick Page Album.

Your next stop on the blog train is Kari’s  blog:  http://karistamps.blogspot.com

Have fun and thanks again for stopping by.  If by chance you get derailed the complete blog train itinerary is on the ScrapMatters Team Blog:  http://scrapmatters.com/wordpress

November already!!!

Wow!  Where has 2009 gone? It is so hard for me to believe that November is here already.  The count down is on towards Thanksgiving and  Christmas.  I am feeling so far behind.  Is there anyone else but me that is feeling overwhelmed by this?  I usually try to make our gifts for extended family and I haven’t even decided yet exactly what I am doing.

I do plan on making calendars for several people on my gift list.  My CT made this gorgeous and practical, easy to personalize calendar for me to sell in my shop at ScrapMatters.  It uses a variety of my kits and it turned out so nice.  They even made a non-Christmas December and two different Augusts.  You just need to pop pictures in place on the top page and personalize the bottom calendar grid with birthdays if you want.  Just click on the picture below to see it up close and personal in my shop at ScrapMatters.

Andilynn Designs 2010 Wall Calendar at ScrapMatters.com

Andilynn Designs 2010 Wall Calendar at ScrapMatters.com

Just for my blog readers I have it on sale for 10% off.  Use coupon code:  aldblog2010 This code is only good for this product but we are having a huge sale at ScrapMatters that starts this coming Friday and you can use this coupon code in addition to the sale price and get the calendar at a great price.  What a great, inexpensive Christmas gift for grandma and grandpa and distant relatives.

Here are some sample pages–there are more on the product page (click image above to go to product page).

January 2010 Calendar Topper available at ScrapMatters.com

January 2010 Calendar Topper available at ScrapMatters.com

January 2010 Calendar Grid available at ScrapMatters.com

January 2010 Calendar Grid available at ScrapMatters.com

Here is a  finished sample by Rachelle aka Chelle’s Creations:

May 2010 Calendar Topper created by Chelle's Creations

May 2010 Calendar Topper created by Chelle's Creations

If you want to make a personalized 2010 calendar but aren’t sure where to get started or how to insert pictures into the pages, please leave me a comment and I will be happy to help you.  The calendar is created using png files which should work in Microsoft Word, Publisher or probably even Microsoft Works.  The calendar files will also work in Paint Shop Pro, Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus and a variety of other photo-editing programs.  Also if you create one I would love to see it.  Send me a link to where you have it posted.

HAPPY NOVEMBER ONE & ALL!

 

Allison is engaged!!!!

The happy couple.

The happy couple.

When Allison came home from her first date with Corey it seemed like there was something different in how she was talking about this new guy she met.  And there was–they quickly became inseparable and it was apparent to everyone around them that they were IN LOVE!!! Corey treats Allison so sweetly and proposed with a ring.  He is in the process of buying a house for them in Burien, so they will live close by which will be nice.

The picture above is from the Polynesian Cultural Center Luau on our family trip to Hawaii.  The tatoo on his arm is from the exhibits!

So no date is set yet, but I just wanted to share the good news.

It’s Manic Monday at ScrapMatters! Here’s What’s On Sale:

It’s “just another Manic Monday” at ScrapMatters.com!!!  Monday ONLY!! Select items for $2 or 50% off!!  Visit the ScrapMatters Shop for more details!!
*Manic Monday sales go into the shop early Monday morning and will “disappear” around midnight! HURRY!  What are you waiting for!?! *

Strength & Awareness by WM[squared] Designs:

Taking it easy by MickeyB Designs

Fall Splendor: Pumpkin Add On by Haynay Designs

Wrapped In Autumn 5×7 Brag Book QP’s by Designs by Tater

The Ballad of the Night by AnnaBV Designs

Dynamic Duo Set 3 by Sya’s Blueprints

Do Me A Solid Paper Pack by Britt-ish Designs

Welcome to Paradise

A Formal Affair by Trixie Scraps Designs


Little Lovebirds by Andilynn Designs

Little Lovebirds is on of my favorite kits.  I love the colors and the mix of modern and vintage.   It is on sale for 50% off that’s just $3.00 for this large kit.  It has a black glittered, script alpha, which I just realized is not on the preview.  I picked this kit when I saw that Tracie had her wedding kit on sale too, because I thought that they looked so terrific together.

Here is a layout that I made with it.  I did recolor the alpha from black to red (it recolors very easily) for this layout.

The Newlyweds created with Little Lovebirds by Andilynn Designs

The Newlyweds created with Little Lovebirds by Andilynn Designs

Remember this will only be on sale until Monday night around midnight.

Fall Frolic–Funtastic Kit and Freebies from Andilynn Designs

Sorry!!! I know I told you I had a new digital scrapbook kit, some coordinating items and a freebie coming out yesterday.  I fully intended to write this post yesterday.  But the Kirby dog got sick and I spent quite a bit of time Thursday night and yesterday taking care of him.  So I am late again!  The story of my life, sometimes I wonder why I bite off so much, but I just can’t seem to help it.

So here are my new goodies for this week, all of the images are linked to their spot in my store at ScrapMatters.  I had such a blast making this kit.  It was kind of funny though the blue started out a lot more gray.  As the weather here in Seattle turned gray the gray started turning into blue.  I miss the blue skies.  The freebie is further down in the post, my not so subtle way of trying to get you to read to the end of  the post.

Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs

Words Matter: Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs

Fall Frolic Bonus Alphas by Andilynn Designs

Look at how my CT rocked this kit.  They came up with some fabulous LOs–the images are clickable so you can go give them some love if you want to.  But make sure you read to the end of the post for some good, old-fashioned savings on Fall Frolic–the kit and/or the word art and/or the bonus alphas.

Catch by Krista using Fall Frolic digital kit by Andilynn Designs

Catch by Krista using Fall Frolic digital kit by Andilynn Designs

Fall Days by Fonnetta using Fall Frolic Digital Scrapbook Kit by Andilynn Designs

Fall Days by Fonnetta using Fall Frolic Digital Scrapbook Kit by Andilynn Designs

Fall Fun by Neeny.  Scrapped with Fall Frolic available at ScrapMatters

Fall Fun by Neeny. Scrapped with Fall Frolic available at ScrapMatters

Taking Care of Business by Beth.  Created with Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs

Taking Care of Business by Beth. Created with Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs

Judy scrapped these Autumn Fairies using Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs.

Judy scrapped these Autumn Fairies using Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs.

Fall on Our Street digitally scrapped layout by Amy, using Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs.

Fall on Our Street digital scrap layout by Amy, using Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs.

Chelle created this beautiful LO for her blessings project.

Chelle created this beautiful digital LO for her blessings project.

Pumpkins by Heidi (scrappin5kids), digital scrapbook layout

Pumpkins by Heidi (scrappin5kids), digital scrapbook layout

Gorgeous digital layout by Stefanie using Fall Frolic available at SM.

Gorgeous digital layout by Stefanie using Fall Frolic available at SM.

Piles of Fun digital scrapbook layout by Amanda

Piles of Fun digital scrapbook layout by Amanda

Fall Is... by Yolanda, digiscrap LO created using Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs

Fall Is... by Yolanda, digiscrap LO created using Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs

And because my blog readers are so great here is a coupon code for an extra 15% off all my new releases this week (code will expire Oct 22nd.)

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Fall Frolic Add On by Andilynn Designs This freebie is available only in my shop at ScrapMatters:

Shari, made frames, clusters and borders using Fall Frolic for me to give away on my blog.  So for the next few days I intend to do just that.  Here is the first one I am  sharing with you:

Fall Frolic Cluster Frame 1 by Shari

Fall Frolic Cluster Frame 1 by Shari

Click on the image to go to 4shared to get the image.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to read about my new releases  and look at all of the fantastic layouts my CT created.  Remember that the coupon code will expire end of day next Thursday, Oct 22.

I Love Glee! Confessions of a high school musical ensemble lover…

No,  I don’t love High School Musical the movie, actually I’ve never seen it, so I guess I might.   But I do love the TV show Glee.  I’ve always loved musicals, but never in a million years thought that I would like this one,  it totally surprised me.  Funny, touching, smart, witty, wicked and just plain fun.  The music is incredible.  I love this rendition of Queen’s “Somebody to Love.”  Fabulous, it’s from episode five and starts at 40:11 if you want to watch it being performed on Hulu.  Don’t laugh that I know where!

And then there are all the funny You Tube lip syncs.  This one is pretty darn funny.

I think I have an infected root canal or something.  I can’t sleep because my left maxilla (upper jaw bone) is so swollen and sore, despite the vicodin.  In fact, the vicodin is probably why I am writing this post at all.  I should have been working, but no I had to watch Glee and write this  meaningless post, but for those of you who think all I do is work on SM, see I do have a few diversions.

Oh and my other favorite show right now is Bones, DH and DD watch it with me, we cozy up together and watch the terrific ensemble cast work their magic.  Despite the gore, DH and I find ourselves laughing at the interaction between Booth and Brennan and the rest of the cast.

Well I have a new kit, with coordinating word art, bonus alpha and a freebie coming out on Friday.  If I don’t have to spend all day at the dentist I will try to get a cute sneak peak up tomorrow (I mean today).