Speed Scrap & Sale Alerts

Here's a great chance to pick up some great kits or templates from Nibbles Skribbles and help a great charity out at the same time. AND her store is 30% off right now for the Stuff to Scrap Halloween Sale.

Good News...A couple more STS Designers have joined the cause: The Latest Scoop, Too! (this store is 50% off right now!!) and SAHM Scrapper will also be donating their sales from today.

I'd also like to invite everyone to join in the fun at a Speed Scrap. See below for date & times and a preview of the participation prize:

Boo To You!

Preview Linked to the Store @STS!

Scraps by Andrea has a new release today just in time for Halloween! It's called Boo To You and it was a blast to work with. Take a look at the layout I did....That was me a long time ago! Be sure to pick this up while it's on sale for the next few days.

Do You like the alpha on my layout? Well if you do, you can have it for free! Andrea asked me to make an alpha instead of the usual quickpage. Stop by Andrea's blog to get linked up to her other CT members who will have quickpages availale! Click the preview to download:

New CU Textures available at STS

The Scrappy Kat is now offering some Commercial Use products. She has these awesome textures available now! Click the preview to visit the store at Stuff to Scrap:

Get Ready for Digital Scrapbooking Day!!

November 7th has been designated as Digital Scrapbooking Day and the crew over at Stuff to Scrap has a bunch of things planned to celebrate. They aren't just going to celebrate for one day though! The entire month of November is going to be full of tons of fun. There will be all kinds of challenges, speed scraps, chats, and more!

I just want to give you a heads up about the kit they will be giving away. You'll have to visit the Stuff to Scrap Blog every week day to download a piece of this kit, but at the end you'll have an awesome freebie! Check out these previews...I can hardly wait to get my hands on it!

Sale Alert for Stuff to Scrap!!

Stuff to Scrap is having a sale to celebrate Halloween!

Also, one of the designers is having a Buy My Store promotion:

Cool Challenges at PDP

I mentioned last week that I've been doing some challenges over at Polka Dot Plum. Well, I wanted to bring it up again because this weeks Journey Journaling Challenge was awesome. SuzyQ hosts this challenge and she comes up with some really terrific ideas to take your layouts to the next level and scrap about things you wouldn't normally consider.

This week's challenge was to journal about something in your life that you wish you had done, but didn't. I thought about this topic all week and finally got my layout done today (it's due by the end of the day!). My take on this challenge evolved to be a little different than the actual challenge as I discovered that there isn't anything in my life that I'd do differently because everything I've done so far has lead me to where I am right here, right now. My life is great and I don't want it any other way! So here is my layout celebrating that. I hope that you will join the challenges at PDP, and you just might learn a little bit about yourself in the process.

New Release Round-Up

I've been slacking in my blogging lately! I've just been super busy these past couple of weeks and I don't think it's going to get any better with the holidays coming up so quickly. Thanksgiving is just around the corner...I can't believe this year is already coming to a close. Well, enough lamenting the passage of this year and on to a more fun topic - new releases!

I've been meaning to post a note to let everyone know that The Design Girl is the guest designer this month at Funky Playground Designs! She has quite a few new kits that are exclusive to FPD. I've been working with a few of the kits. Take a look! Click the images to see them bigger and the links below go directly to the product in the store:

Things That Zoom

So Natural

A Red Thread

See that last layout about Sushi? That was done with a template by Nibbles Skribbles! It's one from the #7 set. She has 2 new sets out and they each have 4 templates. She is also one of the few designers who offers the option of getting square or rectangle versions. I've just included the square previews here, but check the store if you are a rectangle scrapper!

Along with the templates, Nibbles Skribbles has a way to make dating your layouts fast & easy. It's a cute way to do a date instead of just typing it out!

Picking Perfect Pumpkins!

Preview linked to the store!

Nibbles Skribbles
has a new fall themed kit out that is full of rich colors and rustic elements. I had a lot of fun working with this kit, as you can see by these layouts I've done:

There is a QP album available for purchase as well, in which my second layout is included. I'm offering the first layout as a freebie QP too. Click the preview to download:

Speed Scrap Alert

Speed Scrap at Stuff to Scrap tonight:

Rainbow of Hope Mega Charity Collab Kit

Preview linked to the Store!

Several of the designers at Stuff to Scrap got together to do a mega charity kit and it's called Rainbow of Hope. All proceeds from the sale of this kit and it's coordinating Quick Page Set will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. They didn't want to exclude any forms of cancer, and have touched on most, if not all of them. The kit includes 60 papers, 76 elements and an alpha. There are awareness ribbons in each of the colors listed below:

Orange: Leukemia
Yellow: Liver cancer, Bladder cancer, Osteosarcoma
Green: Kidney cancer
Blue: Colon cancer
Purple: Pancreatic cancer, Cancer in general
White: Bone cancer
Black: Melanoma
Brown: Colorectal cancer
Grey: Brain cancer
Lime green: Lymphoma
Teal: ovarian, Cervical and Uterine cancers
Burgundy: Multiple Myeloma
Periwinkle: Stomach cancer
Pink: Breast cancer
Light blue: Prostate cancer
Pearl: Lung cancer

Click to see the elements and papers close-up:

Quickpage set - Preview linked to the store:

PDP Challenges Rock!

I've been doing some of the challenges over at the new-ish store/forum Polka Dot Plum and they are really fun. All except the hybrid challenge are only open for a week so it's tough to get all of them done, but I did manage to get almost all of them done last week. The new ones come out on Wednesday so check them out here. By completing challenges, you accumulate points, which then translate into a % off coupon! They challenges vary from week to week so there is always something new, which is what I like about them.

Last night I finished doing this months Hybrid Challenge. I'm not really into the hybrid thing, but gave this one a try. This challenge was to digitally create a stationary set. Here's what I came up with. Full credits are here.

I made a cute little 8.5" x 5.5" paper, some envelopes lined with matching paper, and a few sticker seals with my initial on them! It's kinda hard to see in the picture, but the top says "A Note From Amber". Yay for late night photography skills! Anyway, I think they turned out great. Oh, and just so you know, when this paper size (which is half of a standard US Letter size paper) is folded in half from top to bottom it then fits perfectly inside an invitation size envelope (4.25" x 5.5"). Those are available any any office supply store, so no special envelopes needed!

I Hope that you will join in the fun! Polka Dot Plum is a really great forum and all the designers are top-notch.

Apple Festival!

Preview linked to store!

The Scrappy Kat has a new kit in her store called Apple Festival, which was inspired by her hometown's annual event honoring apples! There are tons of cute felt elements and the rich color palette works so well for many things - even Christmas! The kit includes 14 Papers, 37 Elements & 1 Alpha. If you prefer, there is a set of 6 quickpages available!

Preview linked to store!

This cardstock pack is available on The Scrappy Kat's blog for free!

STS October Mega Collab for Charity!!

Preview is linked to the store!

This month the Stuff to Scrap designers are bringing a great kit to the store, but they are also helping a great cause at the same time. All the proceeds from the sale of this kit are going to help some special children. Check out the papers and embellishments! This kit contains 101 papers, 168 embellishments and 2 full alphas. It is full of fun doodles, bright colors, and everything you need to play outside. Click either to see them larger and get a great look at all that's included! Be sure to read about the charity below!

And as always, there is a quick page album set available! 31 pre-made pages for only $4.99...Can't beat that!

Here is a little more info on the charity you will be helping with your purchase:

Here is the text in the image:
My daughter was diagnosed with a severe seizure disorder (West Syndrome) and Cerebral Palsy at six months of age. Although she has progressed a lot more than we anticipated, she still has a lot of physical limitations. She has poor head control, no trunk control, and uses a wheelchair to get around. I believe that just because my daughter's physical abilities are limited, it should not deter her from being able to do whatever she wants to do in life!.... and playing in a playground side-by-side with other children is no exception. Since there are no playgrounds in our area that allow for wheelchair accessibility, I have decided to go about putting one in myself, because I believe that all children deserve a place to play! The park is expected to be approximately 2 acres of pure enjoyment for children of all abilities to play side-by-side. The anticipated cost of the project is approximately $800,000. I have created a non-profit organization called The No Child Left Out Project. Donations can be made at http://thenochildleftoutproject.blogspot.com,or can be mailed to 2974 S 1000 W Syracuse, UT 84075.

Sale and a Speed Scrap

A couple of notices about some things I just found out about:

The Scrappy Kat has a new kit out and it's on sale. Lil Ghosts & Goblins is 40% off just for the next 2 days. Grab this super cute halloween kit for only $1.79!! It contains 12 ghostly papers & 26 ghoulish elements. Preview is linked to the store!

And the first Speed Scrap of this month at STS is tomorrow!! See below for the details and the participation prize...

October Road Brag Book Freebie

The Scrappy Kat has a new collab freebie kit out called October Road. I didn't have the time to get a full layout done with the kit, but it's such a versatile fall kit. To give you a taste I whipped up a brag book page. All the other CT members have them available too so be sure to stop by Kat's Blog and pick them up! Click the preview to download: