Bird is the Word

PROJECT LIFE-002I love birds – ALL kinds of birds.

Being able to photograph birds & capture them in scrap pages as memories for a lifetime makes me VERY happy!

I used digital elements from Project Life and did some recoloring on the elements using Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio.  I am having so much fun and am becoming addicted (again) to creating.

On my personal Facebook page, I share one of my bird photographs along with a bird quote every day.  I find it to be inspiring and others seem to really enjoy following my “Bird is the Word (of the day)” shares.  It’s the little things in life that should bring you joy.

Thanks for stopping by Scrap Shots!

~ Kris Kilcoyne

 

Project Life inspiration

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Had SO much fun playing with this layout – I set it up to look similar to one that would be used for Project Life.

Yesterday, I downloaded a bunch of freebies from Digital Project Life and quickly got to work using My Digital Studio.  So fun & easy!!  

This page uses the Free Project Life Starter Pack, Cherry Edition.

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Thanks for letting me share my creativity with you!

~ Kris Kilcoyne

Take time to play!

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I took a bit of time to play in My Digital Studio yesterday.

Recently, I was lucky enough to see these beautiful American White Pelicans near my home in Wisconsin.  Pelicans in Wisconsin?  Yep … these once-scarce, pouched birds are now appearing in ever-growing numbers in Wisconsin.

What do pelicans have to do with creating?  They are inspiring & bring beauty into MY personal creativity.  Take the time to play.  Find inspiration in what you love and use it in YOUR style of creating – whatever it may be!

I hope you enjoyed this share.  If you want to see more of my photography, please like my Facebook page here – THROUGH THE EYE OF A REBEL.

P.S.  You may have noticed that my blog title has changed.  A little re-branding going on to better fit my passions.

Where have I been?

1265463_639613039425988_9038115397359712432_oHello loyal readers!

You may have been wondering … where has Kween Bee Kreations been?  Where’s her stamping stuff?!?

Well … I’ve been on a long hiatus from stamping.  My new love for photography has taken a front seat.  You have seen some of my work through my digital creations that I share here in the DigiChallenges with Pixel Maven’s Retreat (Nicole Watt).  I hope you’ve enjoyed my shares – they DO still include my love for Stampin’ Up! and creativity.

If you have any interest in photography OR want to view my work, I’ve created a special Facebook page for my images.  I’ll be sharing a photo a day there.  Feel free to come like me!  I’d love to have visitors & input on my photos.

Click this link to like my page – THROUGH THE EYE OF A REBEL

I appreciate your support!

~ Kris Kilcoyne

DigiChallenge (PMDC 043)

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It’s time for another DigiChallenge!

PMDC 043Here is my 43rd submission as part of the Design Team.  It’s a color challenge!  (PMDC-043).

Come play with us!  Your entry does NOT have to be digital.  Use paper, ink & stamps or create with My Digital Studio.

Full rules for the digi challenge can be found on Nicole’s Pixel Maven’s blog by clicking here. Don’t forget to send your friends over to vote for your entry!

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MDS Supplies:  Stamps | Tape It, Bloomin’ Marvelous ||  Embellishments| Fall Memories

DigiChallenge (PMDC 042)

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It’s time for another DigiChallenge!

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 5.52.34 PMHere is my 42nd submission as part of the Design Team.  It’s a sketch challenge!  (PMDC-042).

Come play with us!  Your entry does NOT have to be digital.  Use paper, ink & stamps or create with My Digital Studio.

Full rules for the digi challenge can be found on Nicole’s Pixel Maven’s blog by clicking here. Don’t forget to send your friends over to vote for your entry!

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MDS Supplies:  Stamps | Finest Simplicity, Amped Up Ampersands ||  Paper | Be Awesome Today || Punches, 1.25 Inch Square

DigiChallenge (PMDC 041)

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It’s time for another DigiChallenge!

Screen Shot 2014-03-12 at 9.55.54 AMHere is my 41st submission as part of the Design Team.  It’s a color challenge!  (PMDC-041).

Come play with us!  Your entry does NOT have to be digital.  Use paper, ink & stamps or create with My Digital Studio.

Full rules for the digi challenge can be found on Nicole’s Pixel Maven’s blog by clicking here. Don’t forget to send your friends over to vote for your entry!

 

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MDS Supplies:  Stamps | All Time Fave ||  Embellishments | Days in December, Downtown Grunge, Hodgepodge Hardware

DigiChallenge (PMDC 040)

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It’s time for another DigiChallenge!

Screen Shot 2014-02-27 at 5.51.54 PMHere is my 40th submission as part of the Design Team.  It’s a sketch challenge!  (PMDC-040).

Come play with us!  Your entry does NOT have to be digital.  Use paper, ink & stamps or create with My Digital Studio.

Full rules for the digi challenge can be found on Nicole’s Pixel Maven’s blog by clicking here. Don’t forget to send your friends over to vote for your entry!

 

On this 8 1/2″ x 11″ page, I used two of my photographs for an artsy effect, one on top of the other using the opacity tool.  The third layer is an MDS overlay (Modern Medley, Birds).

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MDS Supplies:  Stamps | Modern Medley – Birds, Hello There – Dream ||  Punches | Chevron (filled with Pale Plum cardstock)

DigiChallenge (PMDC 039)

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It’s time for another DigiChallenge!

Screen Shot 2014-02-12 at 5.01.57 PMHere is my 39th submission as part of the Design Team.  It’s a color challenge!  (PMDC-039).

Come play with us!  Your entry does NOT have to be digital.  Use paper, ink & stamps or create with My Digital Studio.

Full rules for the digi challenge can be found on Nicole’s Pixel Maven’s blog by clicking here. Don’t forget to send your friends over to vote for your entry!

 

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MDS Supplies:  Stamps | Very Merry Twenty-Five, Punches | 1.25″ Square (enlarged and filled with Pear Pizzaz, Crisp Cantaloupe, & Pool Party)

Pals Paper Arts

It’s been a while since I’ve played just for the sake of playing.  Today’s Pals Paper Arts challenge is a color challenge and I LOVE it!

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Here is my entry, using two of my favorite photographs that I shot this winter.

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MDS Supplies: Stamps | Life Is All Around, Finest Simplicity

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