Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rainy Days & Rainbows {Freebie}

I have something really fun this week, I am super excited about this week's freebie. It's another collab - this time with JW Digi-Scraps!

This week I am releasing a mini called "Rainy Days" I also have a coordinating mini "Rainbows" in my store at Stuff to scrap, as well as a set of 12 solid cardstocks that coordinate with both mini's. Janice has the same deal, only she's releasing her Rainbows kit as a freebie this week.

Here's a preview of both of my mini's and some CT Layouts. Then I'll have the paper's for you, we'll be taking a day off for the STS blog train this week, so come back for your elements later this week! (But stop by every day, you won't want to miss the train!)

Now, some CT inspiration, Today I'm sharing layouts combining both mini's so you can see how well they go together!

LO by Beth

LO by Donni

Alright, now onto today's freebie - the Rainy Day Papers -

Then click on Janice's preview to be whisked to her blog for her goodies!

coming soon in the Stuff to Scrap forum.... to learn more! We'll be looking for pallate suggestions, and remember, everyone who participates has a chance to win the kit when it's finished!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Easing back in

Funny how even ust a few days away can feel like an eternity! I feel so out of the loop, so behind and so bogged down. I cleaned my inbox from 132 to 89 emails that need to be dealt with, so if you're waiting to hear from me - in the next day or two I will be back on my feet!

I don't have anything new for you this week (I do for next week though!) but I wanted to share some fun stuff going on though...

Sudesh Designs is having a CT call - check it out!

and Janice, of JW Digiscraps is having a huge grand opening at STS - sales, freebies and more! Plus, next week she and I have a fun, unique collab coming out!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I can't believe it's been a year! A wonderful, wonderful year of marriage! I'm still not used to the new last name, and have to think twice before responding to the "Mrs. Krueger's" I hear around but I'm sure eventually, I won't even remember being a Miss....

A few weeks ago, I joked with Mike that we should make each other gifts, since the first anniversary is known as the "paper" anniversary. Of course, I made him something - and he surprised me and made me something too (despite his bad attitude about it back then!)

I thought I'd share his gift first, then mine!

Mike digi-scrapbooked a page of wedding pictures for me! It's just the right size for the computer desktop screen too! Not only did he make a gift for me, but he took the time to explore my #1 hobby and created something I will always cherish! I love what he wrote on it too - "The first of many happy years together... husband and wife... ...and soulmates..."

I took a slightly different direction with my gift. Over the last year I have been jotting down reasons that I love Mike. From his wonderful eyes, to the days he packs my lunch for me and everything in between. I had my handwriting made into a font, and typed them all up, cut them into pieces and stuck them in a cookie jar! I found this adorable monkey and decorated him to make him a love monkey - now, every day Mike can pull out a reason I love him and hopefully it will put a big smile on his face! Here's Mr. Love Monkey, the reasons inside are between Mike and I!

Happy First Anniversary to us!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Scrap App

I recently picked up Scrapbook Etc.'s Scrap App for iPhone (and iPod touch). It leaves a little something to be desired, but is fun nonetheless.

Here is a page I created with it -

There are a number of fun papers, but the only options are to add plain text and one photo. The "We are Family" on this page was part of the paper. I wish I could use elements, and alphas - guess I'll have to wait for Coolibah to get the full scrap-on-the-go experience.

Also, for Scrap App to run you need to be connected to wi-fi (or have a data-plan) which means that I can't use it for what I wanted - I wanted to play with pictures on break at work or while waiting around at the doctors office. There is no need to be online though, as you are using things that are downloaded into the app.

On a more positive note, there are page sketches, color pallates and fun papers to get inspiration from. and with it, I can make my phone look like it belongs to a scrapper - which it does!

I give Scrap App 2 stars. For what it's worth!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The O'Hara {Freebie}

Scrappy Cococa has another great kit for you called The O'Hara! (What do you think of the preview? I created this for Steph, if you need a preview - check out my designer services link over --->) She has a free Add on on her blog and you can find this kit in all of Steph's stores: SASy STS & GS

Here's my layout, my hubbo loves this picture of me, I think it's OK :)

and, because I heart you all! Here is a Quick Page Freebie for you!


Monday, August 17, 2009

Back to School - or not - Big Savings regardless!

As you stock on on books and pencils for your kiddos, stock up on scrap kits for all that free time you're going to have at the Stuff to Scrap Back to School sale!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

College Life?

Steph has a new kit out this week, exclusive to Ginger Scraps. The kit is a collab, Steph did the College Life and Statements by Jodi tackled the Elementary Years. You can pick up either half or buy the bundle - it's really up to you! Here's Steph's preview and my layout:

Steph also did a cardstock Add On and it matches both parts of the collab!

Here's my layout - check back later, you might just find it as a quick page freebie!

Quick Page Freebies

First, head over to Deanna's blog -see what kinds of goodies she might have for you then pop to some of my CT member's blogs to pick up what they have!

Christie Dawn



Meet the Team

I keep forgetting to introduce my new CT members! So, now I will!

I'm Amber, a Stay at home Mother of one boy (9 months) and Wife to my loving and supportive Husband. I started paper scrapping and stamping about 8 years ago and just switched to digital a few months ago. I just got frustrated with the hassle of dealing with paper scrapping supplies (I still have them though...). I love to collect fonts, Photoshop actions (that work in PSE as that's what I use), and digi-scrap supplies! On the rare occasion that I'm not doing something on the computer or taking care of my family, I like to read, watch movies or play Wii.

I am a 47 yr old mother of 4 (3 daughters aged 24, 22 and 18 and 1 son aged 20) and have been married to my high school sweetheart for nearly 27 yrs. I work full time as an RN case manager for our hospital's home health department in central Ohio. I've been scrapping for the past 10 years, but only began digiscrapping in early 2008. I have fallen in love with digiscrapping and don't think I'll be returning to paper scrapping again. Most of my photos are in the pre-digital form, but I've been slowly scanning and using them in digiscrapping. I hope to showcase how old photos can be used with new kits.

My name is Noelle, I'm a Daughter, a sister, a wife and a mom. I have been married to my wonderful Fireman husband for 15 years YEA! We have a 13 year old Daughter Chawndell who has Special Needs. She is the Light in our Life's! I started Digi Scraping about 8 months ago and I'm so addicted! I love this scrap community I have found. I work in the School District so lucky me I'm off for the Summer. As a family we enjoy all things outdoors. With our daughter having special needs we have joined the Special Olympics family, my husband coaches, and we feel this is our calling in life.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Strawberry Fields Alpha {Freebie}

Oh man, I suck! I meant to post this last night, but I was tired, and Big Brother was on and excuses excuses excuses! Here are some more CT Layouts (don't I have an awesome team! They always do such great work!)




and the previews again


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's $2 Tuesday - & 25% off that!

Remember, I have my 25% off everything sale this week? Well, take 25% off of the $2 Tuesday Price, and these bad boys are just $1.50 this week!

If you missed Tutti Frutti, Ellay, The Scrappy Kat and I all have our parts in the $2 bin this week, so grab what you need. I also put last weeks kit, Kites & Bikes in the bin, and the download includes a coupon for 25% off Steph's portion - so it's a really great deal this week!

Check it out!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Strawberry Fields Elements {Freebie}

So, you liking this kit? I have some more gorgeous CT layouts to show you and then you can download the elements!


Christie Dawn


and the previews again - click on De's to head to her blog to get her portion of this great kit - oh, and don't forget my entire store is 25% off so you can pick up all the add ons for this kit at a great price!


Head over to De's by clicking her preview! Her CT did amazing work as well!

New In Store

I have been a busy bee, adding some fun new products to my store! They are all on sale for 25% off through Friday the 14th (as is my entire store!)- so hurry over!

Visit my store here

CD Mailer/Case Hybrid Template - Full Price $1.99

What'd You Say? White & What'd You Say? Black - Word bubble Stickers - Full Price $1.99 each

Kites & Bikes Brag Book Album - Full Price $1.49

Strawberry Fields Quick Page Album (also available in Rectangle) - Full Price $2.99

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Strawberry Fields {Freebie}

Alright this week I have an adorable kit for you guys - it's called Strawberry Fields and it's a collab with Flower Scraps. This kit is totally girly and totally cute! Here's a preview, some CT layouts and then the download links....can't wait to see what you think!

(Linked to my store for those of you who want to see the extras I have for this kit!)



Christie Dawn

Here is my preview again, and today you get the papers


and De's preview - linked to her blog!