Saturday, October 31, 2009

Stuff to Scrap Happenings

November 7th is {Inter} National Digi-Scrap day and Stuff to Scrap is having a month long party to celebrate. There is a different challenge every day in November including my template challenge on November 18! In conjunction with that, the STS designers made a fabulous collab called Scrap Yourself Silly and it is free! You can get one download every weekday during the month so make sure to head to the STS blog to pick it up.

Stuff to Scrap has also kicked off the November blog train called Morning Solitude. Here is the color palette:

I am not actually participating in the blog train but if you just stumbled here and are not familiar with it, here is the list:

Scrap Like Crazy
Manda's Scrappin' Creations
Rainamoon Scraps
Becky aka SAHM Scrapper
Scrappin' Serenity
Life Is Not A Cereal
light's digiscrapworld
Christin's Creations
Scraps 'n Pieces
Midnight Scrapping
Kori's Scraps
Desertgirl Designs
Farrah Smith Designs
Little Red Scraps
Always Be Neighbors Designs
Ányi + a digitális scrapbooking
Grandmas Templates
The Scrappy Kat
Digi-Scrapz by Christi
Jensen Motley Crew Designs
Ginger's House
StashHappy Designs
My Scrappy Heart
Dream Big Designs
Shel Belle Scraps
Adriana's Cafe
Mommy Me Time Scrapper
Mom's World of Unique Possibilities
A Fish Design
Nibbles Skribbles
A valóság tükre (Osli's blog)
Saphira's Scrapdesign
Let Me Scrapbook!
Crafting at Your Special Delivery
Flower Scraps
Every EverAfter Moment
Nita's Things
Craft With Me
Mad Genius Designs
The Latest Scoop, Too
ABC Scraps
JW DigiScraps

You will end up with a huge kit if you pick up all the pieces - what are you waiting for??

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Monday, October 26, 2009

I {heart} Manda's Scrappin' Creations

She has such great kits - check out her store at Stuff to Scrap! I have a bunch of her kits - Home Sweet Home, October Nights, Watermelon Juice, My Fire Hero, Sunday Drive (see layouts here) and Carefree. You should also check out her blogs. She has her normal scrapping blog with news from the digi scrap world, kit previews and inspiration, and sometimes freebies! She also has a freebie only blog - wonderful word art, kits and some commercial use items!

On her scrapping blog she had a free template which I downloaded and used to make the following page using her Carefree kit - I love the way it turned out. I often want to use a large circle behind my pictures but it never looks right when *I* do it. It looks great using this template.

What are you waiting for?? Go get some kits! The kit I adding to my wish list is Destiny - I love the color combination and all the dots! I am sure I have some pictures just waiting for this kit.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Some more layouts

I have tons - need to start uploading a few at a time I guess. If you hover over the layout you can see what kit I used and the designer's website. If you click on the image you can see it bigger. Thanks for looking!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beach Bums Quickpage Freebie

Well it is finally Friday and time for your freebie quickpage. Hopefully you started out at Growing Pains Scrapped's blog but if you didn't, make sure you head there for Tracy's quick page and links to the rest of her CT's pages. Here is the kit preview.

And here is the preview for my quick page.

Thanks for stopping by and leave some love if you like it. :)

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Strawberry Fields - a very yummy kit!

I got to play with Strawberry Fields by Nibbles Skribbles this week. I was drawn to this kit right away because of the great colors. Finding pictures to use was harder because most of my digital pictures feature the boys and their oranges, blues and greens! Don't forget to check out her entire store while you are there - all her kits are great! I already own a bunch - Kites & Bikes, Tutti Frutti, Rainy Days and Take a Dip. I have my eye on a bunch more - Date It, Flutterby, Summer Sparkle and a bunch of her templates. I love templates - they are my latest obsession!

The first layout I made is me and my sister back in the salad days. She is blonde but we are not sure why. Can't blame it on the mailman because they only have post office boxes where we grew up. No milk delivery either. I guess now that my youngest son is pretty blonde, we have to admit that it runs in the family somewhere!

The second is my boys eating strawberries in our backyard. J2 loves to eat spoils from our garden. He is good about only picking and eating the red ones. When J1 was younger he would pick all of them, green included. Made the mister so angry!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Growing Pains Scrapped New Freebie Kit Beach Bums

Tracy at Growing Pains Scrapped is releasing her latest kit as a freebie this week. Head over to her blog to pick it up. Tomorrow you can get the papers followed by the elements on Wednesday, the alpha on Thursday and then quick pages from her and her CT on Friday. Here is what the full kit looks like. Keep scrolling down to see my layouts.

This first layout shows J1 each year when we go to the beach. This was a really fun layout to do and was done for a speed scrap over at Stuff to Scrap.

This one is me and the mister after climbing up to a fire lookout up at Anthony Lakes - it was quite a view! Too bad we got eaten alive by mosquitos on the way up. This will be your quick page freebie right here on Friday.

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Speed Scrap Wednesday at Stuff to Scrap

Tracy over at Growing Pains - Scrapped is hosting a Speed Scrap on Wednesday. If you haven't done speed scraps, you are missing out. You get seven instructions over one hour and you make your layout following those instructions. It is great fun because you often have to scrap outside your comfort zone plus you get a prize!

This is the prize Tracy made for you - who doesn't love a Quick Page and you get eight!

Head on over to the forum to check it out.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Growing Pains Scrapped is a Darling Designer

Well, of course we all knew that! But what I really mean is she is the Designer Darling over at Stuff to Scrap this week. That means you get all her great kits at 30% off - gotta love a sale! Click here or the image to go straight to her store.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dogs and Frogs Quick Page Freebie

It's finally (almost) Friday and time for the Dogs and Frogs Quick Page Freebie. Make sure to hop on over to the Growing Pains Scrapped blog to get Tracy's Quick Page and links to the rest of her CT for theirs! I also included the "Sisters" word art I made for my original layout - if you missed it, see it here (or go down 3 posts!). Hope you enjoy! There are a few other Quick Pages still available - click on freebies to your left and get them.

Click here to download

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere...

I got to play with this great, colorful kit from Misty O'Brien Designs this week - check it out in her store here. I love the bright, cheerful colors which are a bit outside my comfort zone! I am usually wearing darker colors and my boys are in, well, boy colors so I liked stretching my creativity with this. I have a few pictures from my bachelorette party that would have been perfect but I decided I didn't want those out for general viewing! I think my favorite part of this kit is the patterned papers - very unique and elegant swirly papers and fun dotted papers.

This is the first layout I made with it. I love tulips and have gone to the Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon many times!

This is the second layout I did - the mister and I took his mom to a Mother's Day Tea at the Lavender Tea House in Sherwood, Oregon back when a friend owned it. The scones are to die for!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fun Stuff Going on Today at Stuff to Scrap!

Don't forget that today is $2 Tuesday at the Stuff to Scrap Store. There are some great kits on sale today and $2 is an excellent price. Check out the ones Growing Pains Scrapped has on sale - all fabulous kits:

I picked up My Fire Hero by Manda's Scrappin' Creations so I have a fun kit to scrap all those pictures of the boys visiting the fire station - which we seem to do at least once a year!

And later tonight there is another fun Speed Scrap. Speed Scraps are a great way to try new things and scrap outside your comfort zone - and you get a participation prize and some great chatting along the way!

Here is the prize provided by Flower Scraps:

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dogs and Frogs - a new kit from Growing Pains Scrapped

Tracy at Growing Pains Scrapped has a new kit called Dogs and Frogs on her blog. It will be free this week and then you can get it in her stores at Stuff to Scrap and Scrap Mall. I love this kit! It is great for my boys but also works for any dog pictures you have. And don't forget about frog pictures - I know my sister has pictures from when we visited "Frog Lake" a few years ago and she can't be the only one with cute pictures of frogs!

Make sure to head over to her blog starting tomorrow. The release schedule is:

Monday: Papers
Tuesday: Elements
Wednesday: Alpha #1
Thursday: Alpha #2
Friday: Quick Pages

On Friday I will have a quick page made with this layout (I'll have the wordart available too):

I made this layout for the Stuff to Scrap template challenge for this month. It is a great template - if you haven't checked out the challenge and all the great layouts being made with it, click here to join the fun!

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Friday, October 9, 2009

8 Values Quickpage Freebie

Well, it is finally Friday and time for your quickpage. Make sure you have been to Tracy's blog to get her quickpages and the link to the rest of her CT's pages. Also make sure to check out the other half of the collab over at Kathy's blog - she has quickpages too and links for her CT. They wanted me to let you know that this kit will be free forever so make sure to send your friends!

Here is the preview of my quickpage:

And you can get it here

There are still freebies available for download here on my blog - just click freebie in the categories sections to link right to them. Thanks!!

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gothic Romance Quick Page Freebie

I made this quick page with Scrappy Cocoa's Gothic Romance kit - you can pick up the kit here. She has a Quick Page available on her blog too - head there to pick it up!

Here is the preview of my Quick Page. You can see the layout I did with it in this post if you missed it.

Download it here

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