Saturday, December 18, 2010

{Wonder}ful Winter and a freebie

Growing Pains Scrapped has a lovely new kit this week called {Wonder}ful Winter. There are so many cute snowy elements and I love the monochromatic palette! And this great kit will be 30% off this week so hurry over and pick it up!

There is also a great set of quick pages

and I made you a quick page from my layout

There are many other freebies - head to Tracy's blog for all the links!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

10-10-10 at DSDI and a Speed Scrap

Today kicks off the 10-10-10 event at DSDI. To kick off the holiday season and to wrap up 2010 they are having a 10-10-10 event. It runs from today through December 10th – so it will be over before you get too busy with holiday stuff. Every day there will be a different challenge having to do with a list of 10 things – 10 favorite memories, the top 10 current events, your 10 best pictures – you get the idea. The first one is to scrap what you consider to be your 10 Best Songs of 2010; it doesn’t have to be songs released in 2010, just songs you enjoyed in 2010. Hopefully I can think of a few that aren’t kid’s songs but, sadly, most of them will probably be from Snacktime by the Barenaked Ladies! What a fun way to wrap up 2010 - with a set of pages that reflect what was going on this year. And there are prizes!

There is also a speed scrap tomorrow, December 2 at 9pm EST, with a kit as a participation prize.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday "Retail Therapy" Blog Train

I'm glad you joined me on this Thanksgiving Day here in the US. For others it's just a normal workday but for me it's a day to enjoy our extended family and relax while eating way too much. It's also a day to plan my crazy shopping for Black Friday. I'm not one that *has* to be at a certain place at a certain time on Black Friday. I can usually find a few things I'd like to have and if they are still around when I get there, I'll pick them up. It's more a fun time with my bff and a break from the boys. In the shopping vein then, here is a quick page made from the great DSDI collab Retail Therapy. There is a coupon included in the download good towards the purchase of this kit so be sure to keep your eye out for that! I absolutely love this kit - the colors rock and the elements are so much fun!

-Retail Therapy

The blog hop actually started at the DSDI blog but if you didn't start there, here is the list to get you back on track. We are all in different parts of the world so be patient if someone doesn't have their stuff posted yet. Thanks again for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Digi Scraps Drive-In
Giggly Polkadots
Kerry's Scraps <~~~~ you are here
Gail's Moment in Time
The Cute Gets Cuter
Jen C Designs
Daphadilly Art
Mad Genius Designs

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Scrappers Give Thanks

There’s a fun campaign going on called Scrappers Give Thanks where scrappers are making cards that will be printed out and given to kids in hospitals. Fun huh? I went the silly joke route and here's what I came up with.

Okay, so I didn’t actually check that all the kits I used were S4H friendly. I’m just going with the assumption that the designers will be okay with me using their kits to make cards for kids in hospitals since I’m not making any money or anything. (please, please, please)

Cards for Kids - Page 001

I used Scrappy Cocoa’s kit Under-Dogs for this first one.


Cards for Kids - Page 002

I used Feeling Hungry by Wimpychompers for this one.


Cards for Kids - Page 003

I used this cute kit by Mlle Heloise but she appears to be gone from digital scrapping so no luck for you if you like it!


Cards for Kids - Page 004

I used Scrap to School a DSDI collab kit for this card. I’m an accountant so I especially like this one.


Cards for Kids - Page 005

I used a freebie kit from Giggly Polka Dots called Ahoy Matey.


Well, that’s it. It was fun reading silly jokes though – I highly recommend it for a trip back down memory lane.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Altered Path–a new kit from Growing Pains Scrapped

Tracy has been off for a bit with a new baby and a cross-country move but she has finally found time to finish a kit – and what a kit it is! You can find Altered Path in her store and it is 30% off this week!

GPS_AP_Full preview

It is also a collab with The Latest Scoop, Too and her portion is free on her blog so make sure to get that part too!


And as a bonus – Tracy made a coordinating cardstock pack that you can pick for free on her blog.

GPS_AP_cardstock preview

Here are my layouts

KT-Altered Life #1

KT-Altered Life #2

Here is your freebie quick page. And there are links on Tracy’s blog for other quick pages so get those while you are there.

Altered Path Quick Page Preview

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

DSDI Daily Download

Okay, so I have been the suckiest blogger lately. Things are so busy - so many irons in different fires. But no matter, I have good news. It's time for the daily download over at Digi Scraps Drive-in and it's a great one. Marie of JK Creations is a new Pink Lady over there and she made a lovely kit called Playing in the Leaves. You can pick up the first part today - head to the Drive-by Freebies forum to see how. And if you are seeing this late and missed some, check out this thread to see how to get the missed parts. Hope you enjoy and I would love to see any layouts you make so make sure to post them in the galleries!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Digi Scraps Drive-In Charity Scrapathon Blog Train!

October is Breast Cancer awareness month, and you've probably noticed pink everywhere! So many businesses have been creating products specially designed to raise awareness and funds for this important cause. And the ladies at Digi Scraps Drive-In have stepped up to the plate as well. Not only have they created a beautiful charity collab kit, but they built an entire weekend event around it.

The Charity Scrap-a-thon runs from October 21 to 24. Anyone can play along with us, but to be eligible for the prizes, you need to have purchased the charity collab kit.

And there are awesome prizes! You can earn coupons, a site collab, and two lucky people will win entire stores - one each from Jen C Designs and C.W. Picket and Company's!

When you purchase this kit, your $6 goes entirely to Breast Cancer research (after Paypal fees), gets you stunning collab kit (and it's not just pink) And a chance to win coupons, another kit, and perhaps an entire store (now that's a deal!)

Feast your eyes on the beautiful kit:

You can pick it up at Digi Scraps Drive-In, and remember all proceeds (after Paypal fees) are going to breast cancer research.

Of course we had to get the word out about this even as much as possible, and so we decided to launch the event with a Blog Train where you can pick up beautiful brag book pages and even a set of blog wear. The train starts on the DSDI Blog and ends in the DSDI forums. Some of our team members live in other timezones, so be patient if all the contributions aren't posted yet - they will be.

Here is my contribution:

Digi Scraps Drive-in
Nibbles Skribbles
C.W. Picket and Company
Kerry’s Scraps <~~~~~~ you are here!
Amy Scraps
Gail’s Moments In Time
Mad Genius Designs
The Cute Gets Cuter
Daphadilly Art
Bonnie Blue Designs
A Damsel With A Dulcimer
Tricia's Treasures
Giggle Polkadots
Jen C Designs
Melly Scraps
Drive-By Freebie Forum

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Monday, October 11, 2010

DSDI Daily Download

Digi Scraps Drive-in has a new daily download and it is just awesome! It's called Falling in Love and it is by Cjoy2Day Designs and Daphadilly Art. It technically started yesterday but you can get part 1 through today as well as part 2. Head to the Drive-by Freebies thread and pick it up!

Here is the layout I made with it - it was for the Blast from the Past challenge - scrap a page of pumpkins past. :)


Stay tuned for a great charity event starting on the 20th and come do some of the October challenges now up in the forum!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Trick or Treat

Mad Genius Designs has a Halloween kit in the stores this week called Trick or Treat. It is a fun kit with awesome and unique elements. I love the moon and the tree the most.


You can also get cardstock – a must have for me - just like in paper scrapping. :)

-Trick Or Treat Cardstock

There are also matching CU glitters – which will be fabulous on a Halloween layout.

-CU Trick Or Treat Glitter

And in case you want them all (and why wouldn’t you??) you can get them in a bundle at a 20% discount!

-Trick Or Treat Bundle

Here is my first layout – I am planning on more.

John's scrapbook - year 1 - Page 046

Jewel also has some brag book freebies on her blog – head there now and pick them up.


Thursday, September 30, 2010

DSDI Mystery Collab Blog Hop

Happy October and welcome to the end of the DSDI Mystery Collab Blog Hop. Every month the designers do a collaboration kit and it usually has a specific theme. This month they decided to do a mystery one where all the parts have the same color scheme but each designer did whatever they wanted. And it turned out just awesome! There are so many lovely papers and elements and they actually go together beautifully. You must pick up this kit - click the image to head to the store to buy it. You'll need it to take full advantage of all our freebies!

-October Mystery Collab

There is an alpha in the kit but I made another one - capitals only.


Here is the list of participants. If you didn't start at the beginning, make sure you hit them all for your goodies. There are cluster frames, quick pages and a few other fun things.

A Damsel with a Dulcimer
Nibbles Skribbles
Mad Genius Designs
Gail's Moments in Time
Kerry's Scraps

And since it is a new month, we have a whole new set of challenges up - come join in the fun and earn points towards a store gift certificate. If you participate in our It's a Fad challenge, you can even get a discount on the Mystery Collab!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

DSDI and Mad Genius Designs – great stuff going on!

This is the last week for the Birthday Bash at Digi Scraps Drive-in and they are going out with a bang! There is a 40% off *everything* sale – it’s so awesome! Head to the store and check out the new stuff and complete your wish list.

While you are there, check out the new stuff from Jewel of Mad Genius Designs – and at 40% off, it is the perfect time to pick them up!

First up is Night Music – a fabulous kit with some great add-ons. This was in her grab bag a couple of weeks ago and now it is revealed and separated! Here is the main kit – the colors are lovely and this would be perfect for choir pages, a night at a concert or symphony and even school band performances.

-Night Music

There is lovely matching cardstock

-Night Music Cardstock

and this awesome alpha (you might want to check her blog for some good news about this alpha!)

-Night Music Alpha

Can’t miss out on the coordinating CU items either. Everyone needs glitters!

-CU Night Music Glitter

and these amazing brushes and scatter brushes:

-CU Music Genius Volume One - Brushes and Scatter Brushes

And because I know you want it all – here is the bundle!

-Night Music Bundle

Some good things if you are doing P365 too. Here are the Days of the Week with a few nice sayings.

p365 Basics : Simple Borders Weekdays

Here are the Weeks

p365 Basics : Simple Borders Weeks

and the Months

p365 Basics : Simple Borders Months

Here is the bundle if you must have them all (which you know you do!).

p365 Basics : Simple Borders Bundle