September 27, 2009

New Element Packs and CU items and a freebie!

I'm back again to share some new goodies that are now in my shop! I have a new felt alpha, a patterned paper pack and some commercial use layered paper templates and a freebie for you. (click on images to go to store)

Here's what my CT have done with these new goodies!

Layout by Jude:

Layouts by Li:

Layout by Becca:

Layout by Meggan:

Here's my little freebie for you! Drewskie is what I call Andrew sometimes when we're feeling silly. It just seemed to fit these papers for some reason. Image is linked to 4shared.

Designers Challenge at Funky Playground & New Daily Download at ScrapMatters

Hi all! I've been a neglectful blogger yet again, but I have a couple things I want to share with you! First of all, I'm hosting the Designer's Challenge at Funky Playground this week. My challenge is to make a layout using white space. If you complete this layout before Friday, you'll get a little something special in your inbox from me. I'd like to think of myself as very generous when it comes to coupons and all I'll tell you is that you may be getting a new product before it's released in the shop. So head on over to THIS THREAD and join in on the challenge.

Here's my submission for this challenge using Pretty Little Lady:


Next, I just HAVE to tell you about the new daily download starting October 1st at ScrapMatters. I've seen the whole thing and you will NOT want to miss a single day of this free kit!

While you're there, you need to check out the quickpage exchange. Basically, you use the featured kit and submit it to THIS thread and you'll get all the other submissions to make one really great album. Britt-ish Designs - Hooligans kit is this months featured kit. I love this kit! It's so fun and boy-ish AND it's on sale this month :) You can get this page that I did as a quickpage if you submit a layout:


I never showed off the page I did with one of Britt-ish Designs newest kits, Galactic Alliance. It was inspired by Star Wars, but is versatile enough for other layouts as well. I have to confess that I've never seen anything Star Wars, but I thought these pictures of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in D.C. were perfect for this.


I'll leave you with a ton of other pages that I've been scrapping. Make sure you click on the credits to see what awesome kits these came from! I'll be back in a little bit with several things you can pick up tomorrow at Funky Playground. There's also going to be a freebie :)











September 19, 2009

Join Me for a Scrap and Chat at ScrapMatters tonight!

Tonight I'm being a scrapper and hosting a chat and scrap at ScrapMatters tonight at 10:30 p.m. EST.

Please visit the forum HERE for more information. Hope to see you there!

September 14, 2009

I'm Baaack! and I have a new template pack!

So without going into too many major details, I was super busy last week. I can finally say that my two year old is potty trained and my 14 month old is a walker!! I've been a mad woman trying to make my house up to par for a brand new walker. She hasn't stopped moving in four days and momma's exhausted. By the time they go to bed, I'm ready for bed myself. My husband also celebrated his birthday on Saturday. All of that along with some other personal things has been the reason that I haven't been on the computer very much. I have so many things that still need to be done and want to apologize for not posting on my blog.

Long awaited CT announcement. I'm sorry this took so long to get posted. I was still waiting to hear from a couple of people. Unfortunately, I don't have a fancy announcement, but I still want to introduce my newest team members:


I would like to thank EVERYONE who applied for my creative team. It was not an easy decision. I went through galleries and read every single application. I tried to select new members who had different scrapping styles than the girls that were already on my team. I love seeing the same product used in different ways that I may not think of. I also wanted to make sure that these different styles still meshed with my design style. I also based it on the applications. I wanted to pick out ladies that I felt would mesh well with my existing team. I take this seriously and viewed the applications as I would if I were going through resumes. My team helps me sell kits and I want to make sure that we all fit well together. I'm rambling just to say that there are many of you who are fantastic scrappers and unfortunately, I couldn't choose all of you. :(

I've managed to have a new release today! I know the day's nearly over, but you can get my new Lined Up template pack on sale through Tuesday.

Li used Remember Me for this layout:

Erin R. used my World Traveler collab with Haynay Designs for this page:

Jude used Backyard Friends on this cute little page:

Time for me to go curl up in bed. It's been one long day!

September 13, 2009

So Sorry Everyone

I've had some things come up in real life this weekend that required my attention. I will be back later today to announce the new CT. Everyone that applied will receive an e-mail from me today.
Thanks for your understanding.

September 10, 2009

World Traveler Collab with 2 Freebies!

I've been such a slacker this week and haven't done anything computer related since last Friday! It's crazy that I'm not suffering withdrawals or anything, but it's been nice to do some home improvement projects and then veg out in front of our new television in the evenings. I just checked out a book that I've been wanting to read for a while at the library today, but wanted to get some work done before I started reading. I'm bad about reading. I HAVE to finish the book within a day or two. Nothing else gets accomplished.

I didn't really advertise this as much as I wanted to, but I'm extending my creative team call until midnight tonight (EST) If you've just stumbled across my blog or haven't done it yet, APPLY NOW! I will be announcing my new team members tomorrow.

I also want to share my newest kit with you all! I teamed up with Haynay Designs to bring you World Traveler. I just love how this came out. If you read until the end of this post, you can pick up two coordinating add-ons!

Here's a layout I did. I took this picture on our trip to NYC. We were on a ferry going to Ellis Island and I tried googling to find the name of this building, but no pictures came up that looked like this. I also have a ton of pictures from a trip to Europe that I took about 10 years ago that would go perfectly with this kit.

Here's some inspiration for you from my fabulous team:

Layout by Katie:

Layout by Becca:

Layout by Stacy:

Layout by Erin:

Layout by Li:

I just love the versatility of this kit! Are you ready for some freebies? You can pick up mine through 4shared by clicking HERE or the image.

You can get Heather's freebie by visiting her blog:

That's all for now... I need to get moving on a couple other things so I can get to my book before the kids wake up.

September 3, 2009

Chance to Win, CT Layouts and another FREEBIE!

If you haven't picked up my Pretty Little Lady kit yet, you could win it! Click on the links for more info:




Remember, EVERYTHING in my store is 30% off this week! Woohoo! Who doesn't love a sale? Also check out the activity going on in the Funky Playground forum. You might just find a freebie or twelve!

Now I want to showcase some layouts my amazing creative team have been making! There's still plenty of time to send in those applications if you want to be a part of my team! Scroll down a couple of posts for more details.

Layout by AmyP:


Layout by Stacy:


Layouts by Li:



Layouts by Megg:

Kit: A Pretty Lady
Alpha: APL Blog Freebie
Template: Circles and Squares
Font: Turtle Club and Pea Lissa

Wild Oats collab with Chelle's Creations

Layouts by Katie:



Still with me? You'll kick yourself if you're not and you've missed out on this freebie. You can find this paper pack in the FREEBIE section at Funky Playground. The link is in the header there. You must be a registered member to download this.

I'll be back tomorrow with some layouts I've done with products you don't want to miss from two of my favorite designers!

Winners of the giveaway here, I'm now going to send coupon codes so be sure to check your inboxes. I've only heard from one of the three so if I have no way of contacting you, please send me an email!

September 1, 2009

Contest Winners, CT Call, New Kit, a Sale, and a FREEBIE!

Hope you're sitting down because this is going to be a looong post. I have so much information to share and I'm surprised I made it through yesterday. I was busy, but the nice thing is that I'm almost done working for the week and it's only Tuesday.

First, thanks to everyone that shared your tips and tricks with everyone. I really enjoyed reading through them and I know I've learned a thing or two. Now for the winners, you'll have to trust me because I couldn't get the print screen function to work this morning.

I went through and it picked these three numbers: 9,14,11

VJ's Scraproom

If you do not have e-mails in your blog information, please contact me at sbennettdesigns at gmail dot com and I'll get a coupon out to you here soon.

Next, I'm having another creative team call. I can't believe I've been designing for three months already! I'm very fortunate that most of the girls currently on my team want to stay with me, but I want to add a few more.

What I ask of you: Make at least three layouts a month, post at three galleries: FPD, DST or DSA and one of your choice, enable me when possible, be an ACTIVE member of our CT forum and be able to commit for 3 months.

In return you will have full access to my store as long as you use what you download. The deadline is September 9th, midnight EST. I will make announcements on Friday, September 11th. You can email your applications sbennettdesigns at gmail dot com.

Good luck!

I also have a new kit out today. Pretty little lady was inspired by my pretty little lady. Be sure to read the end of this post where there is an add-on freebie. You can pick this up at Funky Playground for 30% off today. Actually the whole store is 30% this week to celebrate the site relaunch. Make sure you check around the forums, there will be lots going on this week!

I didn't get this finished until yesterday so I don't have any examples from my personal CT, but Cheryl from FPD's CT made this stunning layout. Seriously, I wasn't expecting such prettiness from this kit!

Still with me? Here's a little freebie add-on for you. I've included a lowercase alpha in this as well!

4 shared link

Told you this would be long! Good luck to all of you who apply! Now I'm taking the day off of the computer and spending some time cleaning.