August 28, 2009

Lots of Goodies at ScrapMatters today!

There are so many wonderful new products at ScrapMatters today. Britt-ish Designs released More Fish Friends to coordinate with her Fish Are Friends kit. Unfortunately, I'm out of fishy pictures, BUT just the more reason to take a trip to an aquarium soon. Maybe I can convince hubby to take one last summer trip to the Indy Zoo.

Sahlin Studios released Explore.Learn.Grow today. I recommend buying the bundle. There is so much goodness in there you'd be sorry if you didn't.

Mira Designs released her first ever Template Pack No. 1. What's so nice about these is that she's included elements to use. There is wordart on two of them and stitches on the others.

Chelle's Creation also released You Define Me: Love. There are other packs and she's also selling the as a bundle.

Here's a couple of pages I did with the above products. I love it when I buy a school themed kit that includes some non-themed stuff I can use again and again. My kids won't be in school for several years so it's nice that I can still use these kits!



And finally, WM[squared] released another fun school kit, Back to School. You can also pick up coordinating date stamps in her store.

Here's a page I did with it:


My kid's are feeling a little ill today, so I'm going to enjoy the rest of their naptime on the couch! Hope everyone has a great weekend! Keep those tips and tricks coming to be entered for a chance to win a kit of your choice in my store!

August 27, 2009

New Release for only $1

I made up a pack of wavy templates to use on your layouts or projects and you can get them today for only $1.

Becca was awesome enough to make up two layouts using these! In the first she uses Remember Me, the second she uses Wild Oats.

Love all the tips that have been shared so far! Keep 'em coming!

August 26, 2009

Super Secret Contest and 2 Freebies!

I told you I'd be back later with some goodies for you! Last week one of my girls gave away some copies of my new scribbly alpha at Funky Playground, Digishoptalk and Digi Scrapaddicts. For whatever reason I never posted this here for you, my loyal blog readers!!!! So here's the deal. Leave me a comment in this post giving me some sort of tip or trick you've picked up throughout the years... you know, like never eat yellow snow.... lol... I'll be back MONDAY to pick three lucky ladies (or gents) to win an item of their choice from my store. If you do leave a comment make sure you stop back by next Monday just in case I don't have an e-mail to contact you with. You'll also want to stop by the Playground next week.... there's some special things going on!

Want a tip from me? I told this to my mother this evening. I've learned that if I put sour cream on anything my kids will eat it. They like to dip things in it, they're getting some dairy in their no milk drinking diet AND it cools down hot foods allowing them to eat sooner.

Next, I've had requests for my final submission in the Funky Playground's design competition last April and I'm just now posting it on my blog for you. I guess I just assumed that since it was downloaded 1,300 times that everyone already had it. hehe.. I wanted to repackage it and make it prettier, but lots to do this week and it's almost Thursday already.


Also, you need to go check out my CT member, Stacy's blog to pick up this gorgeous paper pack freebie! Make sure you leave her some love so she'll keep making more awesome freebies.

That's all for now... I really need to cracking on the work stuff. I've been slacking this week :) I can't wait to learn some new tips and tricks from you all!

A Birthday Sale!

Today is Erica Zane's birthday and she's having a SALE!! All of her products are 33% off today (Wednesday) only! Click HERE to go to her store.

I've been scrapping a lot lately. Sometimes I just need to take a break from trying to design and scrap like I used to! Here's some pages I've done.





I had a request for my Feels Like Home kit. It was my last submission into Funky Playgrounds design contest. I will be back later with the links to this kit and I have a super secret contest that I am going to start!

Now if you'll excuse me, a fly is about to meet his maker... stupid thing won't leave me alone!

August 24, 2009

New Template Pack!

I have a new template pack available in the shop today and it's on sale! I've included .psd, .psp and individual .png files. These personal use templates are S4H friendly.

Here's some inspiration for you!

Layout by me using my Wild Oats collab with Chelle's Creations:

Layout by Li using my In a Boy's World collab with Valorie Brown.

Layout by Becca using my Backyard Friends kit:

August 21, 2009

Fish and Trucks and Layouts, oh my!

I've been super busy creating layouts this week and I really, really enjoyed just scrapping. I first want to say that I'm now on ScrapMatters creative team and can't tell you how excited I am for that!!! I'm still in disbelief I think.

Next I want to share all of the wonderful new goodies that I've been playing with this week.

Britt-ish Designs has a really, really cute kit, Fish Are Friends, out today at ScrapMatters.

I have no fishy pictures or even anything water related, but that cute little turtle reminded me of Andrew when he was just born.. I used to call him my little turtle baby because of the wrinkly little newborn face of his, like the way their top lip has that little blistery thing in the center that juts down a bit like on a turtle. Anyways, newborns have always reminded me of what I think a turtle would look like out of his shell.


Make sure you go to Britt's blog to pick up a coordinating freebie HERE. While you're there you may notice that Brittney does show-offs every week. If you send her a layout using her products (and she has a TON of free products on her blog) and e-mail her the link, she'll give you a free gift. This week she gave away Pocket Full of Templates 3. Here's a couple of pages I did using them.

I used Imperial Girl on this layout.


I used Tiny Cowgirl on this page.


Still with me? You definitely do not want to miss this kit if you have boys in your life! I must say that I think this is one of my favorite kits ever and see myself using it over and over. Erica Zane has Hard Hat 101 available today at ScrapMatters. I'm showing you the preview for the kit, but she also has some other bits that coordinate and has them all in a bundle you can find HERE, but I wanted you all to see how awesome this kit was.

I could seriously sit and scrap 20 more pages just like these two that I've done so far. Andrew LOVES anything with wheels and we have a TON of trucks around my house.



Jeni Hopewell and Hafen Creations teamed up on this back to school collab, Elementary My Dear. I just love the primary colors in this and all those school supplies really rock!

I did this page for the My Story Matters challenge at ScrapMatters. Each challenge is for you to record YOUR memories and scrap them to create a book about your life. I had started doing these at the very beginning and then stopped. I do plan on going back and doing all the challenges I missed. I will be so neat to have a book about my life. This challenge was to scrap about an accomplishment. I chose to scrap about how I got straight A's all through elementary school.


And finally I sat down and scrapped with PurpleColourz and Zoe Pearn's, Sugar Plum Princess collab. Love the colors in this. So girly!

I did this page for a color challenge at Funky Playground. Have you checked out the challenges there? There are daily challenges and for every challenge you do, you could have the chance to win a $5 gift card to the ENTIRE store. Love the challenges there and I'm going to make it a priority to do more.


I've done all this scrapping and have even came up with something new to put in my store on Monday. Can't wait to show it to you all!

August 17, 2009

Brand New Scribbly Alpha!

I have a brand new scribbly alpha in the store today and it's on sale! I've been seeing the first alpha I made EVERYWHERE and thought it was time for another. This one's a little chubbier and just like the first one, it's super easy to recolor.

Short and sweet today, I'm in the middle of working on a kit while the kiddos sleep.

August 14, 2009

Some MUST have scrapping goodies!

I am on the BEST creative teams. They come out with the BEST scrapping goodies. I really feel as though I'm in scrapping heaven.

Britt-ish Designs has this new stamped alpha, Alphabetical, new in her store at ScrapMatters today.

I did this page with it. They are sooo easy to recolor too!


I also used her kit, Hooligans, for this layout. Isn't it super cute and perfect for boys?

Erica Zane has been busy making these essentials. She has Fill in the Blank and EZ Date Labels at ScrapMatters.

Here's a page using them. These are both products that I can see myself using again and again.


I also used her Leafy Treetops kit to make this page. Love this color combination and the elements are just cute!

I wasn't able to recover everything from my deleted SSD folder, but some was salvageable. I wasn't able to save most of the .png files that were recovered, but I'm taking it as sort of a cleaning house..... more reason to buy more stuff. :) I did do a little shopping today and am ready to scrap this weekend.

I have something brand new coming out at my Funky Playground store on Monday that I'm hoping you're going to LOVE. Can't wait to show you all!

August 12, 2009

CU Buttons only $1 today and a freebie!

I love buttons which is why I'm releasing my first CU product today, a pack of 32 buttons. No credit required, but it's always appreciated. I tried to mix them up and include ones that were different than what I've seen in digital kits. All were photographed and extracted by me and left in their original state. They are only $1 Thursday only!!! They would be awesome for your personal supply stash as well. I mean, really, can you ever have too many buttons? I've also included a little sampler at the end of this post with recolored versions included. (image is linked to the store)

So I did a dumb thing today. I was trying to move all of my recently downloaded scrap supplies from my harddrive onto my EHD. While moving and deleting of the HD, I somehow managed to delete my ENTIRE Sweet Shoppe folder. And then without realizing that I deleted it, I emptied my recycling bin. Everything that I've bought and accumulated over the last two years is gone! I think I had a mini heart attack at first, but I'm trying a program to see if I can recover everything which is why I'm blogging now because I don't want to do anything that will mess with my files and hopefully using the internet won't disturb the process. Okay, back to waiting to see if I really lost everything. Fingers crossed that I didn't. Here's that little freebie for you :) btw.. I suck shadowing on white.

Hope you enjoy!

I've got a freebie for you!

I was going through and cleaning out some of my files when I found this layout that I had started during the design contest at Funky Playground back in April! I went ahead and made it into a quickpage. Hope you enjoy it!

(image linked to 4shared)

I'll be back tomorrow to reveal my new CU product! You'll be able to get it for only $1 Thursday!! These will also come in handy for your layouts as well.

August 11, 2009

A little freebie for you!

I meant to get this packaged up and loaded to 4shared yesterday, but I was gone all day and didn't get around to it. We went shopping for Allison's first real pair of shoes. We got a pair of white and pink Nikes for $20 thanks to the kind clerk at Muncie J.C. Penny's! She's about to start walking and we had one pair of sandals for her, but lost one the last time we went to the Muncie Target. We went back to that Target yesterday and I asked if they had it and they did! Too bad doesn't fit anymore. The girl has went from a 6-12 month shoe to a size 5 in less than a month!

Here's my little freebie for you. An alpha that coordinates with my new Wild Oats Collab. Click on image to get to 4shared.

August 10, 2009

I'm Wild about this new Kit!

I have a new kit out today. I teamed up with Chelle's Creations at ScrapMatters to make this farm kit. I'm really happy with how it turned out and love that it can be used for more than just farm layouts. You can get it on sale right now in my shop!

Here are several pages of inspiration for you viewing pleasure!

Layout by Li:

Layout by Stacy:

Layout by Megg:

Layouts by Becca:

Layouts by AmyP:

Layout by Amylee:

Britt-ish Designs also has a gorgeous new collab, I'm Yours, available at ScrapMatters.

I had to borrow a wedding picture from my cousin just to enjoy the wedding feel of this kit and I love it!



I've been avoiding the computer all weekend, which was actually rather nice! I read a disturbingly good book in less than 24 hours and enjoyed some much needed family time.