Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Family History | Million Dollars



Here is this week's journal prompt :


My Personal Journaling:

We all have dreams from time to time about having money.  I have a love/hate relationship with it, mostly because it just always seems like I don't have enough of it LOL.

Here is my top list of some of the things I would like to do:

1. Pay Tithing to my church
2. Pay off all my debts
3. Put money away for my kids education
4. Buy/Build my dream home
5. Take long, splurging vacations to far away places

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Each Tuesday, I am going to be offering prompts or ideas. If you don't write in your journal regularly - I am going to encourage you to write just ONCE A WEEK and answer the question/idea that I give on Tuesdays. These ideas hopefully will spark a memory and you will be able to capture that in what you write/record so that it can be left for your children/grandchildren/family/friends. Give as much detail as you can when answering.

Will you do this for me? Will you do this for your families? You can write it down in a journal, you can type it up on a computer or journaling software, you can take a recorder and talk, you can videotape your answers, you can even scrap a page with the journaling. It doesn't matter how you do this - it's just important that you do it. The memories, the dates, the information is the only real thing we can leave to our families when we are gone.

If I come up with other family history ideas - I will be sure to share it here too - and if you want to share with me your ideas - that would be wonderful and I'd be glad to share them here too. Just comment here or email me at dedesmith32@gmail.com.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Featured Product Monday | Attached at the Heart





Today I would like to feature a collection that is perfect for your lovey dovey layouts!


Take a Look at my Attached at the Heart Collection! There are 4 products in this collection! There is the main kit - Attached at the Heart, plus AlphaClusterZ StackZ & ScatterZValentine BearZand get a special deal by buying the BUNDLE (all 6 of the products)!






On Valentine's Day 2009, my hubby and I actually had a date night out with some of our favorite friends, Curtis and Anne! We ate dinner at Olive Garden and went to see the movie, "Coraline." It was a fun night!


Here is a layout I did with my Attached at the Heart Collection:



I used "Attached at the Heart Collection" by DeDe Smith


ENJOY! Thanks for reading my blog and have a great week!

Friday, August 29, 2014

High/Low + Freebie | August 29, 2014


My LOW this Week is that its already getting really wearisome to have to drive to pick up JJ from school. It's only 20 minutes, but it just kind of seems like forever since I have to go 45 minutes early so that I am in front of the huge line of cars picking up kids. I am working out a carpool with some of the other moms though so maybe I won't have to drive so much!

My HIGH for this Week is that I actually cleaned my house. It's not perfect but I've let it go for way too long and got it cleaned up pretty good. It just feels good to walk into a clean home.


I do have a freebie for you today! Do you all remember Bethie's Room? Inside that kit there was a special DRESS-UP BOX. There were DollZ that you could mix and match hair and such and then add a princess dress. I included the "Merida" Dress inside of Bethie's Room: CSS, but until now, there hasn't been any "FroZted" Dresses!  So I thought you would love to add to your collection! (Actually my friend, Kait suggested it - so thanks Kait)!  So here is ELSA's Dress for your DollZ!


Have a great weekend!


Elsa Dress for Bethie's Room DollZ

DOWNLOAD LINK

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High/Low + Freebie Posts. Each Friday, I get a little personal and share my high and low points of the week and then I offer a digital scrapbook freebie for everyone to download for FREE.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday Sayings | What's Your Story

This week's quote:

What's Your Story




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Each Wednesday, I am going to be sharing a quote/saying with you! I am a collector of quotes/sayings/scrapbook titles, etc. and I love to hear new ones! So, each week, I will share a quote/saying with you that I hope will inspire you and make your day a little better! I also create pieces of wordart with these quotes each week and offering them to you as a freebie!!!  Feel free to use them in your scrapbook layouts or just print them out for great wall decor!

If you have any great quotes/sayings - feel free to send them in to me at dedesmith32@gmail.com - I would love to use them!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Family History | Vacation Dreams



Here is this week's journal prompt :


My Personal Journaling:

My big dream is to visit Australia someday. I've always been fascinated with its culture and places.

But recently, I would have to say that my dream trip is coming up in December. I can't wait to take my family back to Disneyland.  We are totally splurging on this one and I can't wait to surprise my kids!


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Each Tuesday, I am going to be offering prompts or ideas. If you don't write in your journal regularly - I am going to encourage you to write just ONCE A WEEK and answer the question/idea that I give on Tuesdays. These ideas hopefully will spark a memory and you will be able to capture that in what you write/record so that it can be left for your children/grandchildren/family/friends. Give as much detail as you can when answering.

Will you do this for me? Will you do this for your families? You can write it down in a journal, you can type it up on a computer or journaling software, you can take a recorder and talk, you can videotape your answers, you can even scrap a page with the journaling. It doesn't matter how you do this - it's just important that you do it. The memories, the dates, the information is the only real thing we can leave to our families when we are gone.

If I come up with other family history ideas - I will be sure to share it here too - and if you want to share with me your ideas - that would be wonderful and I'd be glad to share them here too. Just comment here or email me at dedesmith32@gmail.com.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Featured Product Monday | School YearZ


Today I would like to feature a collection that is perfect for all of your back-to-school photos and/or scrapping the school life of your kids or YOURS! Of course this is the perfect time of year to bring this kit back to your attention! This was actually a work of love at the time that I created it. I spent long hours drawing and colorizing everything and texturizing. I remember I was especially proud of the BookwormZ Kit. Anyways, I hope you pick it up if you haven't already!  :)


Take a Look at my School YearZ Collection! There are 7 products in this collection! There is the main kit - School YearZ, plus BookwormZ, CircleZ SquareZ & TriangleZ, ClusterZ StackZ & ScatterZ, a Mini-Kit, OwlZ, a Quickpage Album and get a special deal by buying the BUNDLE (all 7 of the products)!

School YearZ by DeDe Smith (DesignZ by DeDe)

School YearZ by DeDe Smith 

School YearZ by DeDe Smith (DesignZ by DeDe)

School YearZ by DeDe Smith 

School YearZ by DeDe Smith (DesignZ by DeDe)

School YearZ by DeDe Smith 

School YearZ: BookwormZ by DeDe Smith (DesignZ by DeDe)

School YearZ: BookwormZ by DeDe Smith

School YearZ: ClusterZ StackZ & ScatterZ by DeDe Smith (DesignZ by DeDe)

School YearZ: ClusterZ StackZ & ScatterZ by DeDe Smith

School YearZ: ClusterZ StackZ & ScatterZ by DeDe Smith (DesignZ by DeDe)

School YearZ: ClusterZ StackZ & ScatterZ by DeDe Smith

School YearZ: CircleZ SquareZ & TriangleZ by DeDe Smith (DesignZ by DeDe)

School YearZ: CircleZ SquareZ & TriangleZ by DeDe Smith

School YearZ: Mini-Kit by DeDe Smith (DesignZ by DeDe)

School YearZ: Mini-Kit by DeDe Smith

School YearZ: OwlZ by DeDe Smith (DesignZ by DeDe)

School YearZ: OwlZ by DeDe Smith

School YearZ: Quickpage Album by DeDe Smith (DesignZ by DeDe)

School YearZ: Quickpage Album by DeDe Smith


I created this layout a couple of years ago using this kit and just yesterday I posted a new layout that I did with it for THIS year's school year.  But I wanted to reshare this older layout today!  You can see the whole post HERE.



Here is a layout I did with my School YearZ Collection:


Layout with the School YearZ Collection by DeDe Smith (DesignZ by DeDe)

I used "School YearZ Collection" by DeDe Smith


ENJOY! Thanks for reading my blog and have a great week!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Life 2014 | Back to the Books


A new school year is upon us and I can't believe its time to go back to school already.  I feel so unprepared, but I am looking forward to getting back to a regular routine and the new adventures that this school year brings to us!

J.J. has the amazing opportunity to go to a new school this year. Spectrum Academy has a brand new campus in Pleasant Grove and its all for kids on the Autism Spectrum.  I was so nervous about sending J.J. off to middle school (7th grade), but after he got accepted into SA, I was relieved. It is still a little nerve racking and I think it's going to be a hard year, but much better now that I know he will be getting what he needs with the right teachers and programs. It's all new for him with having a locker and going to different classes during the day. I hope he progresses this year. His new advisory teacher is Mr. Phelps and he seems like a great guy.

Beth is off to Spring Creek Elementary again as a 4th grader. She has Ms. Rossiter as her teacher and when she heard that her teacher is all about reading, art, and music - she was so excited!  All three of the things she really enjoys! I think its going to be a really fun year for her. 

- August 19, 2014 -


Here's the layout I did:
Layout using School YearZ by DeDe Smith (DesignZ by DeDe)

I used the "School YearZ Collection" by DeDe Smith 
and a freebie template from Britt-ish Designs 


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Challenge Saturdays | SCATTERZ Challenge - August 2014



Welcome to Challenge Saturdays! I got a new challenge for your weekend scrapping pleasure!  Please join in!


Who's ready for a challenge? I have a fun one so I hope you have some time this weekend to play!!!!

Today you get a ScatterZ Challenge!
You do the challenge and then you get
a ScatterZ element as your posting bonus!


Here's what you need to do:

1. I want you to take the lyrics to one of your favorite songs and create a layout out of it! You can use the whole song or just parts of the song! Your layout must include MY PRODUCTS ONLY. 

2. Upload your layout to my FACEBOOK PAGE for all of us to see! If you don't have Facebook - you can email it to me (dedesmith32@gmail.com) and still participate! Please include what product(s) you used!

4. You must complete and upload your layout by Sunday, August 24th - 11:59pm EST.

5. If you participate in this challenge you will receive this:




I can't wait to see your lovely layouts! I hope you all will participate! Please spread the news and have a great weekend!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Princess Party - New Location

Well, Utah has rain so the Princess Party at the Park is not working out!  But we have found a NEW LOCATION - Cabela's in Lehi!  Now you can bring your sons and your husbands too and everyone will have a great time!  The Princesses and Spider-Guy will still be there with a meet and greet, free autograph books for the first 100, a sing-along, face painting, giveaways, and vendors (INCLUDING ME)! So please please please come! I know it might be a little farther away for some of you - and for others (like me) it's actually closer - but I promise we will make it worth your time! And it's still FREE!




Princess Party @ Cabela's
Saturday, August 23rd
2502 Cabela's Blvd
Lehi, Utah
3:00-5:30pm


So along with all the Princess fun - I will be bringing my booth with my fun Disney-inspired Locket Game (plus my Princess Paper DollZ)! I will be offering some prizes (and treats) and will be sharing the new Fall Collection with you! I'm even hosting a giveaway for a FREE LOCKET! I'd love for you to come and see the products!

Let me know if you can come!


Come join the Facebook Event Page too:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1474310826157457/


Part of Your World Princess Parties

DesignZ by DeDe | Scrap-a-locket (Origami Owl)



Thanks for your support!








Join in my ScatterZ Challenge

Please join me for a SCATTERZ CHALLENGE this Saturday! Come back to my blog here and you will have 48 hours to complete a fun Challenge to get a great ScatterZ!

Please come and join in!