Saturday, February 28, 2009

An Award

I received an award from Michelle over at Just for You Digi-Scraps (great freebie kits!)


I am supposed to pass it on the three designers...I decided to choose 2 up and coming designers these ladies have some fun, new, free kits...

1. Ellay:
2. Janice W


3. Andrea:

I could have given this to a million designers that I love!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Another Freebie Quick Page!

A few weeks ago I posted this layout that I made using Scraps by Andrea's kit "Better Not Pout," and this layout is one of my all time favorites from my collection.

For the first time, I had requests for it as a quick page. Now I know that Christmas was awhile ago, but I'd be willing to bet that you still have pictures to scrap or that you'll celebrate another one this year! Andrea has given me permission to post this page for you all, so here it is! Make sure to stop over at her blog and see all of her awesome freebies too. I beleive all of her kits are still available, and I know she has an awesome St. Patty's Day Kit "Eirinn Go Brach" and a fun Mardi Gras one "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez" available right now! Be sure to leave love when you download freebies!

Download the QP here!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Shabby Spring Freebie QP

Alright, before I forget I wanted to give away my Shabby Spring LO as a quick page! It's still available - including the AWESOME add on of a rub on calendar set in the colors of the kit (as seen on the date tag in my LO) so go get the kit after you grab my QP!

Shabby Spring

Click here to download! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Oooo! Yay! Fun News for me!

I have some really fun news to share with everyone! As you know I have been participating in the Pretty Scrappy Quick Page team challenge this month. I made it to the third week of competition before I was cut. I had a blast playing along, and was proud to have made it as far as I did. I figured that was the end of my journey....however I got a message this morning from Angel over at Pretty Scrappy offering me a position on the Pretty Scrappy Creative Team!!!!

I never, ever expected to become a part of a team working for such a diverse group of designers! I want to thank everyone who supported my entries to the challenge by voting, viewing and downloading - your support helped get me this position!


Shabby Spring

Steph over at ScrappyCocoa just released another fun freebie kit - Shabby Spring. This kit is fantastic - fun springy colors in a muted tone. I had fun playing with this kit - and the fun add on coming out later this week. (I'll give you a hint - look how I dated my page!) Here is my layout using Shabby Spring (this one's for you Rin!) and a preview of the kit. Click it to be taken to Scrappy Cocoa to download this great kit! And check back later this week for my quick page!


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Freebie Template #7

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you had a nice, relaxing weekend. I sure did. Last night my MIL cooked for us and we played some Scattegories. Today, I did nothing! Wonderful weekend...although I wish it were longer!

I have another freebie template for you all! This one available right here on my blog. I would LOVE to see what you are doing with these - so please, email me your finished templates at or participate in the bi-monthly template challenge over at the DDBN forum

March is going to be a busy and exciting month for me. I have a couple of Guest CT gigs and a few surprises up my sleeve as well so be sure to stop by often!

Alright, on to the freebie already! This is the first template I designed and I'm not sure how I feel about it - but I thought someone out there might love it, so here it is!

Template #7

Freebie Expired - find this template and more at my store!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Just Passin' Through

I don't remember if I mentioned this or not, but I am on the CT for Just Passin' Through. Nikki just released a new kit at Pretty Scrappy and Nuts 4 Digi and it's Just Pretty.

I borrowed a co-workers daughter for my subject in these LO's - isn't she a cutie?

This kit is packed full of fun elements, bright colors and fun! What are you waiting for? Go get some Just Pretty for yourself!

Photo Tagging Game

As long as this game has been going around, I'm surprised that i haven't had a chance to play it yet! But today one of my followers Cris tagged me - so here goes.

Here's how it works:
•Go to your photo folder in your computer
•Go to the 6th folder of photos
•Go to the sixth picture
•Put the picture on your blog and a description of it
•Invite six friends to join the challenge
•Link them in your blog and let them know they have been challenged!

Well, I have to explain that I have 3 picture folders - so I just chose the only one with more then 6 folders inside it! Which is my Adam folder. The 6th folder is January 2006, 1/7/06 - this photo. It's Adam enjoying his swing at 4 months old. I love it!

I'm not specifically tagging anyone, I think most people have played already!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Week 3 QP Freebie

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see my entry last week! My week three entry for the Pretty Scrappy QP Team Challenge is up and ready to be checked out. Voting opened on this one today, so head over and choose your favorite! This week, only 10 of the 20 participants move on to the final round - so your visits and votes are extra important.

Week 3 Entry

Click here to download my Quick Page made with the Cheryl's Closet Sampler by Late Night Scraps.


Click here to be taken to the Week 3 Gallery - you have to log in to vote! Be sure to check out all of the great QP's and hybrid projects there!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Template Challenge & Speed Scrap

Alright, I thought I'd mention again about our template challenge over at the DDBN forum! It's happening now through the end of the month and you get a FREE TEMPLATE to play along with! Click the image to be directed to the forum, pick up your freebie in template challenges!

So get going! Oh, and while you're there be sure to join us tonight for a Speed Scrap hosted by Simply Sarah tonight at 8 p.m. central!

Look at what you can get for playing along!?! This great add on to Nicole's Sweet Love kit!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Project 365 Week 7

This might be my favorite P365 layout so far - I just love the way everything came together this week! I used Fashionably Grunge by Scrappy Cocoa, along with a really cool calendar set she created. Seriously, this calendar set rock. Check it out!

Don't you just love this set? Get it here, it's only $1 !!! (So worth it!) (While you're there pick up Fashionably Grunge too - great kit!)

Freebie Template #6

I'm once again hosting the Template Challenge over at the Digi-Designs forum. This week's template is fun and simple - you have from now until the end of the month to submit your layouts and I would LOVE to see them - and any layouts from other templates as well. Email me

Freebie Expired - find this template and more at my store!

Speaking of other challenges, Speed Scrap with us Thursday night and get a mini-kit to go with NIcole's new kit Sweet Love (see previous post)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sweet Love!

Did everyone have a great Valentines day? I know I did - I have lots of pictures to prove it! Mike and I went to a late lunch at Olive Garden, bought a Magnum of wine and then went bowling. We ended our night on the couch watching Super Bad. (Hilarious!)

Do you know what would be great to scrap all of my valentines photos with? The new kit Sweet Love by Digi-Designs by Nicole. This kit is adorable! Traditional valentines colors mixed with black to give it a unique twist. A combination of realistic elements and more doodl-y ones make it perfect for anyone!

Check it out:

Don't you just love it! Get the kit here, and check out all of Nicole's great stuff while you're there!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Freebie QP: Week 2 Challenge

It's week 2 of the Pretty Scrappy Quick Page Team Challege. This week I got to work with Juicy Pop by Creations by Rachael. It is a fun kit with lots of bright colors.

Here's a preview of my page, and if you click it, you will be taken to the gallery to download! Be sure to check out all of the other entries this week. Only 20 of the participants get to move on to week three - so if you have time be sure to register so you can vote for your favorite!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

YMCA Charity Collab

Alright, let me fill you in on this great kit and great cause.

Steph, designer of Scrappy Cocoa, spends much of her time volunteering for the YMCA. They are currently running their annual Partners With Youth Fundraiser. It is a yearly fundraiser that raises money to fund all sorts of great programs. These programs include summer camp, family retreats, scholarships for low income families, and homeless youth programs. The homeless youth program is awesome. The Y provides a place for the youth to come to on weekends to shower, get clean clothes and just hang out.

This program is 100% run by volunteers this means that $.95 of every dollar goes straight to the cause. It is an amazing program and it does amazing things for so many people.

Now to the kit. Steph recruited some fantastic designers to help out. The colors are bright and fun, and there is so much you can do with it! Included in the download is a Pledge Form that if you fill out and email back, you will get a thank you note and a tax form. Yes, this donation is 100% tax deductible. You can also choose to mank a donation using the pledge sheet or you can donate on Steph's blop via paypal

No donation is too small. Every dollar makes a difference!!!!

Alright now on to the kit. This cheerful kit has 43 Papers, 94 Elements, Word Art, flower die cuts (by me!) and a full alpha! I'm going to direct you directly to Scrappy Cocoa to see all of the previews and a bunch of LO's by her CT.

Here is my LO (which is avaialable as a QP freebie 2 posts down) and if you CLICK HERE you will be directed to the post Steph made about this amazing cause!

Mossy Skies

Vero over at The Scrapping Tree has done it again, another great kit is available at Ahhh Scraps! It's called Mossy Skies and the colors are beautiful. Vero also threw in some great glass, shadow and glitter styles for you to use to create even more fun things for use with this kit! Click the preview to be taken to her store to get this kit.

Here is my LO with the kit. It's my wonderful husband and I at my birthday dinner!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Freebie QP - YMCA Charity Collab

I am really excited to share this news with you! Scrappy Cocoa is releasing a wonderful Charity Collab kit tomorrow benefiting the YMCA! I even contributed a fun addition to this kit. The kit is jam packed with all sorts of great stuff, so you'll have to stop by tomorrow to learn more about this great cause and awesome kit!

As a sneak peek, here is a freebie QP for you! I'll show you my LO with it tomorrow!


You can download the Quick Page here, and don't forget to come by tomorrow for all the details!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Garage Band King

Steph over at Scrappy Cocoa has a new freebie kit out today called Garage Band King. This kit is fantastic! The colors are beautiful and the elements are different and fun! It's geared more towards boyish LO's but check out the LO's done by the rest of her CT to see all of the ways it can be used! Here is a preview of the kit (click it to be directed to her blog to download these goodies!)


I did two LO's with this great kit, and here they are!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Freebie Template #5 (and lots of news)

Happy Sunday everyone, I have a new template for you today - but first I want to share some news.

I have been holding this in for awhile now - but I am now CTing for Steph of Scrappy Cocoa and I am really excited. She is releasing a new freebie kit this week called Garage Band King, I have a couple of LO's to show you, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see them. We've also got a Charity Collab coming out that I hope you all check out and make a donation towards the cause.

But, that's not all! I also joined Nikki of Just Passin' Thru's CT! The QP I did below for the challenge is one of her kits. I am pretty excited to have the chance to create LO's for these great designers!

Whew! Lot's of news from me! Don't forget to go vote for your favorite QP at Pretty Scrappy, I wouldn't mind if you liked mine the best, it's the circle one!

Alright, thanks for sticking with me - here's your freebie template. In honor of Valentine's day, I did a partial heart template. I used it to showcase a few of my favorite things. How will you use it?

Template #5

Here's my LO:

Freebie Expired - find this template and more at my store!

Project 365 Week 5

Here is my week 5 LO (yes, I'm a week behind in my scrapping...hope to get caught up today!) (and the 2 page spread with week 4) January is done! I think I might go back like M Originals and do a "thumbnail" month LO, just to have!

And the 2 page spread with last week...

Friday, February 6, 2009

QP Freebie

I am participating in the Quick Page Team Challenge at Pretty Scrappy. My Week One page was designed using a kit called "Evoke" by Just Passin' Thru and my Template #3 (which is still available here).

You'll have to head to the Pretty Scrappy gallery to download the freebie (click the image to be taken directly to my QP), and while you're there be sure to check out the other entries. Voting is open, so vote for your favorite QP too, mine or not! You should act fast though, this download will only be available for a few more days!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Brag Book Freebie

In celebration of ellay's birthday, I made this brag book page using The Scrapping Tree's freebie kit "Birthday Bash." Enjoy!



Happy Birthday Ellay!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

More LO's

Another bunch of LO's I've completed. Having the day off yesterday allowed me to get a lot done! I didn't have much time over the weekend. Friday we had some birthday celebrations. My boys surprised me with sweet cards and some new headphones then we went to dinner with my in-laws at Perkins. Saturday my kids had a tournament, and as the coach I had to run it...made for a long day but I finished it out with Taco Pizza and beer with my family for my birthday. Sunday I had some downtime in between shopping, cleaning and cooking for our Superbowl was a crazy busy weekend - and I knew it would be, so I took Monday off. Glad I did, I was able to get a lot done! Anyways, here are my LO's and hopefully I will be able to share my exciting news soon!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Freebie Template #4

Wow, what a response on my last few templates. I want to thank everyone who has downloaded. I would love to see what you're creating - email me your LO's and I just might post them!

This week brings us a new template challenge at Digi-Designs by Nicole's forum, so you'll have to head there to download this beauty. I can't wait to see what you create!

Click the preview to be taken to the Template Challenge Forum!

Template #4

Freebie Expired - find this template and more at my store!

PS: I have some exciting news to share, hopefully later today!