Awesome New Kit Called Tiffany

I just found out that Just For You Digi Scraps has a new kit at the Stuff To Scrap Store called Tiffany. From looking at the preview I can tell that this is going on my wishlist. The color combo is one of my all-time favorites...who doesn't like Purple and Green with a splash of light blue thrown in?? The cute little felt flowers are perfect for clustering with the shaped buttons and some of the string or ribbons! Another awesome bonus is that it will be the kit used for June's Quick Page Exchange Challenge. Take a look:

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Speed Scrap Alert

Stuff to Scrap is kicking off the month of June with a Speed Scrap. Hope you can join in the fun! Details below...

Fantastic New Kit - Night Out

Flower Scraps has a fantastic new kit that was released today called Night Out. The color palette is so versatile that I can see using it for so many different things! And it's huge with 12 papers, 50 elements & 3 alphas!! Visit her blog to see CT layouts and get a freebie.
Check out the preview:

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Speed Scrap Alert

There is a Speed Scrap today, and the participation prize looks amazing!

Groovy New Kit

It's week 3 for the NDIDDS competition, and The Scrappy Kat has a new kit available to download for free! "That's Groovy Baby" is the name and it's far out...I can't wait to make some fab pages. Ok, enough with the 70's slang, here's the preview (click to download):

This kit is groovy baby! A throw-back to the 60's & 70's, That's Groovy Baby! is full of everything from lava lamps to flower power. This kit is so groovy the van and car even double as photo frames! You will find That's Groovy Baby! is perfect for scrapping a huge variety of photos; those of you in your bellbottoms, your groovy teenagers & toddlers, and even that road trip vacation you took with your family. Included in this kit are: 10 papers (2 solid, 8 pattern); 1 full alpha (includes upper, lower, numbers, & punctuation in sheets and individual pngs); 20 Elements (1 flower power van, 1 groovy car, 1 embroidered flower frame, 1 ribbon with bow, 1 straight ribbon, 1 brown straight stitch, 1 "Peace" flair, 1 Groovy word art, 2 flower journal pieces, 1 chipboard flower, 1 sticker lava lamp, 1 chipboard lava lamp, 1 sticker Peace Sign, 1 chipboard Peace Sign, 1 jeweled butterfly, 1 epoxy butterfly, 1 binder clip, 1 paper clip, 1 staple).

Plum Paradise QP Freebie

As promised, here is the quickpage using the kit Plum Paradise by JW-Digiscraps (click preview to download).

Memorial Day Sale

There is going to be a Memorial Day Sale @ Stuff to Scrap!!

Twinkle Twinkle My Little Star QP Freebie

Today I have quickpage freebie made with another great kit by The Scrappy Kat called Twinkle Twinkle My Little Star. It's just perfect for pictures of sleeping babies and that's just what I used it for. I knew the exact picture I would use as soon as I saw this kit.

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Here's my layout of my baby having a nap with his Grandpa:

I had to make a slight change to the quickpage because I used a photo mat (with the picture clipped to a smaller size) to get the layered look I wanted. That doesn't work well for making quickpages so now it will accommodate 3 pictures with one of the cluster frames...Enjoy!

Speed Scrap Layouts!

Just wanted to share a few of my layouts from the most recent Speed Scraps at Stuff to Scrap. It's tons of fun & I always love the layout I end up with!! I can't wait for the next one...It's this Wednesday May 20th at 5PM Pacific/8PM Eastern.

Kit is Apple Orchard by Colie's Corner

Kit is Barefoot by Shabby Princess Designs

Plum Paradise

I was lucky this past week...I got a chance to work with a beautiful kit that is going to be released this week by JW-Digiscraps. It's called Plum Paradise, and as the names implies, it's using one of my favorite colors...Purple!! I love a good mono-chromatic layout in purples. So I took the opportunity to make a layout using this kit for the Word of the Week Challenge at Stuff to Scrap. This weeks word is "Hope". Here is my final product:

I'll be offering this layout as a quickpage this Friday. The kit will be available for download at the JW-Digiscraps blog on Wednesday!!

Little Gal Pals

Katina (The Scrappy Kat) has a new kit available for download!! It's so cute and makes me wish I had a little girl so I can make some sweet pages with it. Maybe I can find some pics of a friends daughter to use. This kit is for Week 2 of the Next Designs In Digital Design Star competition, which means that you can get it for free. Click the preview to pick it up:

Just like little girls, this kit if full of everything nice. This freebie kit is dedicated to all those little girls that love to play make-believe and is perfect for scrapping your little ballerinas, princesses, and tea parties. Lil' Gal Pals includes: 10 Papers (4 Solid, 6 Pattern), 2 Ribbons With Bows, 2 Photo Frames, 3 Girly Word Bits, 2 Princess Crowns, 1 Best Friends Flair, 1 Stitched Flower, 1 Doodled Castle Sticker, 1 Teapot Sticker, 1 Teacup Sticker, 1 Doodled Tutu Sticker, 1 Lil' Princess Sticker, 1 Lil' Ballerina Sticker, 1 Flower Journal Piece, & 1 Alpha (full upper, numbers 0-9, & 4 punctuation)

Friend & Freebie

So have you visited the Stuff to Scrap Store yet? If not, you'd better hurry as the sale is ending soon. I went crazy in the store on Monday buying so many great kits. The prices were awesome! Come to find out, I was the first person to make a purchase from Eva Marina Scraps and she gave me the wonderful gift of her kit "Like No Other" as a Thank You. It's a really pretty kit with pink, green & black. It is available for purchase at the STS Store HERE.

This is the first layout I did with this kit. I made it for the Stuff to Scrap Word of the Week Challenge! The word is "Friends" and this is a layout of my very good friend Angela. I needed a nice friendship related quote to go with the page, but couldn't find any that I like so I just made my own.

Click the preview to download. I've included both the black and white versions & they are transparent png files. The preview is just on a white background for visibility:

I'm so excited

And I just can't hide it...

Yesterday my Father-in-law surprised me with a Bamboo Fun Pen Tablet! No, not a late Mother's Day present because he got me a gift card already. It was "just because". I'm so lucky to have someone like him for my in-law family. Actually, all of my husband's family is wonderful. You hear so many horror stories of just absolutely terrible in-laws that treat their child's spouse like crap, but I guess I got lucky on that.

From the moment I met him, my Father-in-law accepted me as family and has always treated me with love, kindness, and warmth. I know he loves me like a daughter, not by the things he buys me, but by his everyday actions. The gifts are just a bonus...

I'm off to learn how to use this thing. Wish me luck!

Speed Scrap Alert

This Thursday is another fabulous Speed Scrap at Stuff to Scrap! See below for details & a preview of the participation prize. Hope to see you there!

The Sale Continues...

The Grand Opening Sale at Stuff to Scrap is still going on even if you missed it yesterday. Head on over to see what kit you can't live without! I used my 20% off coupon yesterday in combination with the already great discounts and picked up several wonderful kits. I suggest you do the same before the sale ends!

STS Download-A-Day in May

This month, the Stuff to Scrap Blog is offering a download each day (Monday through Friday)!!

Speed Scrap Alert

There is a Speed Scrap at Stuff to Scrap today in just a few hours. Please come join in the fun if you can & then afterwards shop the Grand Opening Sale! You get the awesome mini-kit shown below just for participating!

Hawaiian Vacation Quickpage Freebie

I'm happy to offer my very first freebie...A set of two quickpages created with the new kit "Hawaiian Vacation" by The Scrappy Kat. This is a great kit for all your summer pages, anything from kids playing in the pool to tropical vacations. Here is the full kit preview and you can click on it to be taken to the Stuff to Scrap Store for purchase. By the way, Stuff to Scrap is having their Grand Opening Sale & there are big savings to be had on this kit or anything else in the store. The flyer for that is also posted below.

And now for the freebie. I made this 2 page layout for the Stuff to Scrap May Template Challenge. You can pick it up free in the forum section to play along. It's an awesome design by Nibbles Skribbles aka MandaK. I hope you enjoy my design!

This is one SWEET kit!

Who loves CANDY?? Well, I sure do and this kit is great. "Candy Coatings" is from Digi-Designs by Nicole and available at the Stuff to Scrap Store. You can pick it up now, or on Monday during the Grand Opening Sale.

It's also the kit for this months Quick Page Exchange Challenge at the STS Forum! That's where each participant submits 1 quick page layout using the featured kit, and receives the other submitted layouts in exchange, so basically submit one layout and get a bunch back!

New Freebie Kit

Check out this new kit that Katina (The Scrappy Kat) made for the Next Designs In Digital Design Star competition:

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This kit is perfect for scrapping all those photos of "Glowing" Mommies-to-Be. This kit includes 8 papers (5 patterned & 3 solid); 15 embellishments (2 pregnant mommy doodles, 2 word art, 2 photo mats, 1 journaling mat, 1 epoxy flower, 1 stitched circle, 2 polka-dot ribbon, 2 curled ribbon, 2 decorative page borders); and 1 full-size Alpha set (including upper, lower, numbers & punctuation).

I just whipped this layout together so you could see what this wonderful kit has to offer. It's free right now, so pick it up while you can!

Speed Scrap Alert

There's a Speed Scrap tomorrow at Stuff to Scrap! See the flyer for the time for your time zone. If you don't know what one is, it's basically where you get a set of 7 instructions every 10 minutes for an hour and you use them to make a layout. Then you get another hour to put on the finishing touches & post it for everyone to see. At the end, if you complete on time, you get a participation prize! They are usually an add-on to the hosting designers new kit. Come join the fun!

It's coming...

The Stuff to Scrap Store Grand Opening is just a 5 days away. I'm excited for this, and you should be too! Just take a look at this flyer for all the details. The sale alone is going to be awesome, but throw in the coupon and it's almost unbelievable!

So mark your don't want to miss this. And if you don't have a calendar, you can get one Here that's already filled in with all the happenings at Stuff to Scrap!

My Creative Team Debut

I'm happy to announce that I've been accepted to the Creative Team for The Scrappy Kat! I had no intentions of trying anything like this at all, but something came over me yesterday and I applied. I didn't know what to expect since I've only been doing digital scrapping for a couple weeks, but the notice did say Katina was taking beginners. I must be doing something right!

So to celebrate, I gave my blog a make over! Pretty cute, ain't it? I also changed the title to better suit my new digital endeavors. I'll still do some paper crafts, but won't be posting them to the blog. I never really remembered to do it before anyway.

Katina's got a new kit called Hawaiian Vacation. Yep, it's full of great stuff for all those tropical pictures. I just finished up a 2 page layout with some pictures from a trip to Hawaii I took many years ago & never did anything with. Check it out:

And because I'm just so happy and excited about my new "job", I'll be offering these as Quickpages next week! Check back on May 10th to get the download link.

By the way, this layout was created using a template that is being offered at Stuff to Scrap for the May Template Challenge. Check out the post to download this awesome template from Nibbles Skribbles (MandaK)! If you haven't heard, Stuff to Scrap has just started a point system. Here's some info on it:

In full swing

Hey Everyone! Happy National Scrapbook Day! Things are in full swing over at Stuff to Scrap. We're just finishing up the first Speed Scrap and it was a good one! These are so much fun and a great way to get a page done in 1-2 hours. Here's my layout I just finished:

Why don't you hop on over to the forum and join in on the fun!

Stuff to Scrap - Where it's At!

Just posting a follow-up about the NSD party & challenge week at Stuff to Scrap. I've completed a few challenges and am scrambling to find time to do the rest. For each challenge you complete, you are awarded a piece of the Life's Inspiration Brag Book Participation Prize! And I want all the pieces.

There are a bunch of challenges going on, but hurry as most need to be turned in by the end of the weekend! I'm having a terrific time trying & learning new things. Here are some of my completed challenge layouts:

Template Challenge

Recipe Challenge

Alpha Challenge

And....DON'T FORGET TOMORROW! The actual NSD Party is happening and is sure to be tons of fun. There will be 2 speed scraps, Bingo, a Scavenger hunt and a lot more. Plus a SURPRISE at 3PM. The fun starts at 9:00AM (all times in this post are Pacific Time). Hope to see you there!