Sunday, May 31, 2009

Daddy & Me Blog Train {Freebie}

Alright, I'll admit, I don't have much for this train, but I do have a few pieces of word art for you to add to the HUGE kit you're collecting! Remember, Stuff to Scrap has a monthly blog train and ANYONE can be a part of it! You can add any part of a kit to the train: Alphas, word art, elements, papers, templates, layer styles - whatever you want! You can check out what we've got cookin' for July if you're interested in playing along!

Alright, enough talk from me - here's your word art

Here's the full train list for you! (These should all be up sometime before noon on June 1)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Just Passin' Thru - Primitive Kites

Nikki over at Just Passin' Thru has created two new gorgeous kits!

The first is called Urban Primitive and is a funky geometric kit in beautiful neutral colors. Here are a couple of LO's with this kit.

The second kit is Let's Fly a Kite and has so many fun elements! I had a lot of fun creating the second LO here

You can find both of these kits at Pretty Scrappy

Friday, May 29, 2009

More Fluttby {Freebie}

I have a few more LO's to show you with Flutterby and a few QP's to share as well!

A quick reminder of what the kit looks like - you can find it here

A few of the girls over at Stuff to Scrap went to work with my kit and created these lovely LOs

Both Steph and I have Quick Pages for you too! You can find Steph's here

and mine

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Night Out Anyone? {Freebie}

This week Flower Scraps has a great kit available called Night Out - it is bright, funky and fun! Here is my LO with this kit:

And I turned it into a Quickpage (or 4) for you. I have it with and without the "GIrls Night Out" title in both 12x12 and landscape rectangle for you :) Enjoy!



You have seen a preview for this before, but I want to officially introduce you to my first kit - Flutterby. Flutterby is a beautiful blend of purples and greens perfect for just about any photos!

I found these LO's using Flutterby in my designer gallery at STS and thought I'd share these first I have some more to show you later too!

First, here's mine

One by Aimee (Scrappinduck)

This one by Jane Again

This one by Scraphappymama

And lastly, but not least-ly one by dricamendes

More Eye Candy to can pick up this kit in my store now!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Come On, Get Happy! {Freebie}

Scraps by Andrea has this bright and fun kit in her store at Stuff to Scrap. I begged her to let me play with it and she gladly did! I created this LO with the kit

Here's what this baby looks like:

And, because I am feeling nice - here is a QP using Come On Get Happy for you!


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Speed Scrap and My First Kit!

I am hosting a Speed Scrap on Sunday at Stuff to Scrap and trust me, you won't want to miss this one!

Here is your PP - It's a really beautiful ;) kit made by Yours Truly. Yep, my first kit. She's called Flutterby and you can get the entire thing tomorrow at the Speed Scrap! That's 15 papers and 31 elements plus an Alpha just for playing with me on a Sunday afternoon (and for forgiving me for cutting out after the first hour for a family dinner with the inlaws!) Oh, and forgive the insane shadows on this preview - they aren't that crazy! For some reason when I resize my LOs the shadows don't size with it....

*Not all shown!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pretty Scrappy Eye Candy

As you know (or not) I CT for Pretty Scrappy. That store hosts some fantastic designers and I am thrilled each month when I receive my assignments from them. I wanted to take a few minutes to showcase some LO's I've done in the past month or two using some of the kits you can find at Pretty Scrappy.

Created using FunkALicious the April Team Collab

Created using It's My Party the March Team Collab & some of my templates

Created using Rubber Ducky by Baby Yaks and one of my templates

Created using Dew Drops the May Team Collab

Created using one of my all time favorite kits My Little Artist by Creations by Rachael B

Created using Happy Birthday Sport by Britt Bree

And lastly, but certainly not least - a couple of LO's I've done for Just Passin' Thru (who I also CT for)

Created using It's a Guy Thing by Just Passin' Thru

Created using one of JPT's newest kits a Mini called Baby Bumble Bee - it's adorable!

Thrifty Thursday & Sale Announcement {Freebie}

First - I wanted to let you all know that STS is having a sale for Memorial Day. Take this opportunity to buy some new kits and templates, pull out those old pictures and scrap some of those people who you remember on this day.

Next - a few STS designers have some goodies for you this week:

Flower Scraps has a fun kit called The Old Swing

Scraps of Ellay has a kit called Child's Play (you can see a sample of it in my new blog header)

The Latest Scoop, Too
has a fun kit called Summer Vacation

Just So Scrappy has a Brag Book Album from her Pocket Full of Posies Kit

and I don't think I told you that I have a freebie template in the STS store - check it out!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Website Wednesday: A Challenge

Today's Website Wednesday is less about the site and more about the man behind it and his inspiring journey and challenge to all.

Last week, I had the opportunity to work with Chris Ayers at our local Blood Cancer Survivor Night put on by my office. Chris is a leukemia survivor himself, and has challenged himself to draw a picture every day. He started these images on the one-year anniversary of his diagnosis and has not missed a day. May 12 was day 1,138 - and he's still going strong! His pictures are amazing as is his story.

During his presentation at our event, he challenged everyone in attendance to take on a challenge. Do something everyday for yourself. Find something you love doing and make the time for it. Chris shared stories of days he was sick, days he was so tired he just wanted to climb into bed and days he had climbed into bed, only to awaken at 11:55 remembering he had a drawing to do! He hasn't let anything stop him from drawing every day. It's a reminder for him of what he loves to do and a reminder of a life that he could have lost, had it not been for organizations like The Luekemia & Lymphoma Society who put money into research for new medications to help people like Chris survive.

Check out Chris's Web site, take a look at some of his drawings from The Daily Zoo and then think about accepting the challenge. What can you do every single day for yourself?

For me, this year it's my project 365 - I think I'll continue each year with a version of this project. It might not always be pictures - but something to remember each day by. What is your goal?

TT Tuesday (even though it's Wed!) & SS

Blogger wouldn't cooperate for me yesterday, I got a "this page does not exist" message when visiting - but it seems to be working today!

For TT Tuesday I want to introduce my newest Team Member. Due to some changes in my requirements, some of my team has moved into guest status and I felt the need to add one more face - so I asked Deanna of FlowerScraps.

Here's what she had to say about herself: "Deanna Jones is the designer behind Flower Scraps. She got into Digital Scrapbooking for almost a year now and designing almost as long. She loves the freedom that comes from digital scrapbooking! She has 3 kids ages 4, 2 1/2, and 1. She also has one on the way! This busy momma enjoys playing with her kids and scrapping their adorable pictures!! She has been married to the most incredible man on the planet for 6 1/2 years now. She got her Bachelors Degree from BYU in History Teaching.... :P"

Deanna designs beautiful kits too - if you haven't checked out her blog, you should. She's got a great freebie up for you this week too. (I heart the bubble wand -_O)

She had some quick turnaround for me too - I sent her Template Set 5 (available here) earlier this week and she already sent me this adorable LO of her oldest getting her ear's pierced. (And, her daughter helped with this LO too picked all of the elements for Deanna to use). Something else fun about her is that she does her LO's in 8.5x11 - so all you rectangle scrappers - here's some great inspiration!

Welcome to the TT Deanna, so glad to have you on board!

I am working on a few new things to share with you all soon - I promise! I have a CU set of elements coming up and a fun project for you too!

Also - SS today at STS.

The prize is an adorable Basic Alpha - you NEED it for your collection, trust me! Check in here for the SS

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Closing Shop

That's right, I am closing the doors of my store at One Single Seed and will be designing exclusively for Stuff to Scrap. But, I am giving you all a chance to shop before I close up



Sorry! I hate to make you change all of your links and such to get to my site - but I figured, why not! Nibbles Skribbles was available and so I decided to go for it. When I started my blog I never intended it to be a scrapping one, thus the old URL. This makes more sense to me and I hope to you too!

All of my old posts are here, including all of the freebies you have come to love! I hope to have a new one up for you this weekend to thank you for putting up with my move!

Anyways, welcome to the new Nibbles Skribbles site!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

{Freebie} Friday

Happy Friday everyone! First, I want to remind you all that the Grand Opening Sale at STS continues through tomorrow - you can still save 10% off of everything - and if you use the coupon you get when you register in the store, you can save 30%!

I also have a couple of freebies for you - a Quick Page and Printable Gift Certificate using HomeGrown a collab between Scrappy Cocoa and Flower Scraps

Thrifty Thursday - HomeGrown Goodness & More

LOL I couldn't come up with a good T-word for Thursday - Thrifty only kind of works -

First - a reminder that the Grand Opening Sale is still going on at Stuff to Scrap 10% off for the next 3 days - if you combine that with your 20% off coupon you get with your new registration, you can still save 30% on anything in the store!

Next - Steph and Deanna have teamed up to bring you a great freebie kit this week called Home Grown. This kit is gorgeous in every way, and you'll want to pick up - I'll have a freebie for you from this kit tomorrow, but take a look at what I did with it:

and I did this for my Mother In Law's Mother's Day present

(Both my LO and GC will be available for download tomorrow!)

Visit ScrappyCocoa and FlowerScraps blogs to download - hurry though, they are only available until Sunday for free, then you'll find this awesome kit in stores.

Other freebies this week include:

Summer Sunrise by Digi-Designs by Nicole
Summer Come Soon by Just for You DigiScraps
A full sized A Mother's Moments kit by Scraps of Ellay
An add on to Posh Baby by Jenasis Designs
Lifes Inspiration Download a Day & Meet a Designer Freebies at Stuff to Scrap

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Website Wednesday: Tilt Shift Your Photos

I found this link today, a fun photo editing web site called Tilt Shift. It creates the effect of a 3D model from your picture - the site has some tips for choosing a great photo. Here's one I did - not the best example but the best I could find quickly (I wanted to try)! What do you think? Does the second picture look like a model horse and carriage? Regardless, it really enhanced the photo - made the focus on the carriage instead of the streetsign, which is what I originally wanted. Now, let's see what you can tilt shift!


Tilt Shifted Photo:
Picture taken at Niagara on the Lake

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TT Tuesday

Day Three and still on a roll! Today is TT (Template Team) Tuesday an I am going to show off a few LOs done by my awesome team who I don't give nearly enough credit too! These LO's are all from my newest template set, Set #5 - available at STS for 30% off during the Grand Opening Sale!

I had a guest CT for this set - Joanna and here is what she had to say about herself:
I live in Michigan with my wonderful husband and two sweet girls. I have been scrapbooking traditionally for about 10 years and have only recently started digi scrapping. I am IN LOVE with digi scrapping for so many reasons...not as expensive as traditional scrapbooking, takes less time than traditional scrapbooking and I feel I can be a little more creative, to name a few. My inspiration for scrapbooking are my children. I want them to look back at their scrapbooks and be able to tell how much I love them.

Here's her LO using Raspberry Lemonade by Just for you Digi Scraps

Kori did this awesome LO using a freebie kit this week by ScrappyCocoa and FlowerScraps called Home Grown (more on this kit to follow later this week)

Here is a gorgeous LO by Ellay using Only in my Dreams by The Latest Scoop, Too

And the last template in the set is shown off by Steph using Midnight Sun by Moo Designs

Aren't these girls awesome?!?

Thank You

Wow! What a successful day for the Stuff to Scrap Grand Opening yesterday - you guys all seemed to love the sale and all of the great products available - because you guys were so awesome we have decided to extend the sale for the entire week - but, the earlier you shop the more you save - so hurry, head there now - you can save up to 50% today if you use your new registration coupon code provided upon registering for the STS store!

Monday, May 11, 2009

MandaK Monday - New Products @ STS

Continuing through the week - welcome to MandaK Monday! You never know what MM will bring!

Today I thought I would share a couple of fun products with you that you can find in my store at Stuff to Scrap - the first is something that is exclusive to STS and quite awesome if you ask me!

Template Super Set #1 - this is a collection of 10 templates that were previously released as freebies all together for one low price - normally $4.50 - but today only you can get this set for $2.70 a 40% savings!

CU Text Paths: This is a collection of 6 text paths - PSD files they are CU friendly but also great for scrappers to add journaling or a fun title to your pages. This set is on sale for $2.69 today only!

I also have a few sets of Word Art in the store, Easter & Wedding themed - on sale for only .90! You won't want to miss these savings - you can check out my store and my sale here!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

STS Sunday: Grand Opening, Download a Day & {Freebie}

My blog is getting so bogged down with announcements, sharing about awesome kits my friends are making and stuff that I haven't really had a chance to tell you what I've been up to. I am going to try to stick to a schedule - we'll see how well I do! LOL

So, with that, welcome to the first edition of STS Sunday where I will share any fun news relating to STS

First, I am again hosting the template challenge - check it out there is an awesome FREEBIE two page template for you this month! The template challenge is worth 15 PTS (points to scrap) earn 500 to get a $5 STS gift certificate! Here's the template you will play with - click the link above to be directed to the forum to download!

Second, and most importantly tomorrow {Monday, May 11} is the big Grand Opening at the STS store. Everything will be marked down 40% - BUT if you register for the store you'll get a coupon for 20% off that can be combined with the sale for a total of 60% off - but it's one day only (but I'll let you in on a little secret - there will be savings available all week)!

Finally, I wanted to remind you about the Download a Day going on on the STS Blog - tomorrow brings you Day 6 of Life's Inspiration - Did you know I created 3 Brag Book Templates that are included in the kit?

Here's a preview of the kit:

Friday, May 8, 2009

Catching Up

I have been totally out if it all week, and haven't had a chance to update you on all of the stuff this week - so sit back and relax, cuz I have a lot to share! (Sadly, no pictures today - I have to do something about Photobucket. My bandwidth is gone already for the month!!!)

First - ScrappyCocoa has a new kit in her stores called Favorite Things, and it's sure to be one of your Favorite Things too! She has a freebie Add-On on her Blog that you can get too!

Next - I did a guest CT spot for Misty O'Brien using her totally awesome kit Romantical - you have to check it out at Ginger Scraps!

Continuing with other freebies around this week Nicole has a great kit called Darling Buds of May, Stuff to Scrap's download a day continues as does the STS A Mother's Moment's blog train (another week and those links will expire)

IT'S HERE - the Stuff to Scrap Grand Opening!!!! Mark your calendar,s Monday May 11 the entire store will be 40% off - but it gets better! When you register for the store you get a 20% off coupon that can be used at ANY TIME - which means on Monday, May 11 you can get 60% off your purchase - don't miss it!

Monday, May 4, 2009

In Loving Memory

I have received hundreds of emails, comments and messages from all of you offering your condolences and asking if there is anything you can do. I thought I would offer the opportunity for you to make a donation, in memory of my grandmother, to a wonderful organization here in Minnesota. It's called N.C. Little Hospice. It's where my grandmother spent her last few weeks, and is truly a remarkable place. It is entirely run by volunteers and volunteer nurses and is a home for those who are living their last days. They have 8 private rooms, places for family to rest, relax and sleep. Snacks and food available for both patient and family members. It is truly a fantastic place, and much nicer then a hospital room. There aren't nearly enough places like this around and as it is entirely volunteer run, they depend on donations to keep the place running.

If you would like to make a donation in memory of my grandmother, please click the button below to pay via pay pal. 100% of funds received will be donated in memory of Liz - a wonderful and loving person.

100% of donations will go to NC Little Hospice

Real Quick

Good Morning all -

First, I want to thank Steph for being such a great friend and posting for me yesterday. You're awesome Steph and I really appreciate you and your awesome voice!

Next, I want to thank everyone who has left a comment or sent an email Your thoughts and support mean the world to me. I am lucky to be a part of such a wonderful community.

I am doing alright. i have had a couple of break downs, but I need to be strong and make it through. There are lots of decisions to make and things to get done. My grandmother was a wonderful woman and will be missed every day. I doubt I'll be around much this week - but who knows, I might need a break from reality and pop in to check up!

I wanted to remind you all of the A Mother's Moments blog train (get my freebie in the post below) that's going on - but act fast these freebies are only free for two weeks before they go into my stores.

Next I wanted to remind you of the Life's Inspiration download a day that starts today at the Stuff to Scrap blog I suggest scrolling down a post or two to pick up a really fun calendar freebie too! (Steph -can you make a post about the calendar in the forum? Thanks!)

Those of you who participated in the challenges at STS's NSD party this weekend - thanks! We had a great turn out and a ton of fun! I will get you the download links for the brag book pages as soon as I can. I will also have all gift cards sent out by the time the store officially opens May 11.

Thanks again for your understanding and support. You are all amazing!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Mother's Moments Blog Train {Freebie}

It's that time again for another Stuff to Scrap Blog Train. Designers of all levels are invited to join us in creating a mini-kit using a theme and color pallate decided on at the Stuff to Scrap Forum. We have another train in the works for June - a Father's Day themed kit called "Daddy & Me". Will you be joining us?

My portion of the train is a set of "Mom" themed word art. It - along with the rest of the train - will be available for the next two weeks.

Als Archive
Always Be Neighbors
Becky Young Designs
By Glenda
Digi-designs by Nicole
Digital Scrap Fun
Dream Big Designs
Eva Marina Scraps
Every EverAfter Moment
Flower Scraps
Gettin' Scrappy with Britt
Jenasis Design
JennCk Designs
JIC Creations
JW Digi-Scraps
Kori Scraps
Mad Genius Designs
My Digaddiction
Nibbles Skribbles **You are here**
Polka Dot Scrapper
Pure Pixel Designs
Scrappy Cocoa
Scraps of Ellay
Scrappin' Serenity
The Latest Scoop, Too
The Scrapping Sisters
The Scrappy Kat

Sad News...

Hey guys, it's me, Steph aka ScrappyCocoa. Just sneaking on to Manda's blog to cause some chaos! Just Kidding, I just wanted to pop in and say that Manda has had a death in the family and won't be around much the next few days. I know she has some goodies planned, but they are going to be a little late. So please just be patient and keep Manda in your thoughts. And while your waiting for the return of our favorite Template Maker, why not pop over to her store and buy a few, ya know to make her feel better. Ok she didn't authorize that last statement, but it never hurts to shamelessly advertise! :D

Saturday, May 2, 2009

NSD Fun -

I have been busy already today -

First, I completed a LO for the I Scrap Because challenge at STS (you can also enter your LO for this at The Daily Digi)

Alright, here's mine:

I used Sweet Spring by Sarah Bennet
...I don’t know enough about my grandparents, parents or even my own childhood. I have a hard time remembering what happened yesterday, much less a few years ago. I want to remember. I wamt my kids, grandkids and other family to remember. I like pretty things to look at. I enjoy having a hobby. I enjoy the friends I have made. I love to be creative. I love pictures. I digital scrap because it’s faster, easier and less messy and I paper scrap for the feeling. I scrap for my son, my husband, future generations, my mom, my brothers, my family, my friends. I scrap for inspiration to others and for the feeling of pride I get upon finishing a great page. I scrap because it’s fun and I enjoy it. I scrap because I want to. I scrap because I need to. I scrap because capturing our memories and preserving them is one of my responsibilities and I will not take that for granted. I scrap to learn new things, meet new people and explore the possibilities. I scrap because I want to. I scrap because I like to, NO! I scrap because I LOVE it and that is reason enough!

Then I did a Speed Scrap! Thanks for the fun Ellay! Heres my Lo

For this I used Boys Just Wanna Have Fun by Wet Fish Designs

Remember - All sorts of fun all day today at Stuff to Scrap!