Speed Scrap Alert

The participation prize is a secret and will be given out at the beginning & is going to be used during the speed scrap! I've seen what it is and it's going to be fun - don't miss out!!

{my life} at STS

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If you'll be doing any kind of daily/weekly/monthly scrapbooking project I encourage you to check out the {my life} section of the Stuff to Scrap Forum. It's going to be a great way to stay motivated, participate in fun challenges, and get support and assistance. There is even going to be a partner program:

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I've just in the last few days decided that I'm going to do a monthly layout project. I know I will probably never be able to keep up with a picture a day (aka Project 365), nor can I commit to a layout a week! I do think that I can do a layout (either 1 or 2 pages - I haven't completely decided) each month. I'm still formulating my plans, but I did get a copy of the Log Your Memory LogBook to use. I actually ended up getting the smaller version (Real-Life Scrapbooking Challenges) because I don't think I need the full version, which includes daily & monthly calendars. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this takes shape.

FYI

Digi-Designs by Nicole is in the spotlight at Forever Free Downloads. Stop by to pick up this mini-kit:

Don't forget about the designer darling contest if you're a designer looking for a store:

And Stuff to Scrap is having an end of the year sale:

Two New Christmas Kits from Andrea

Andrea released a couple of Christmas kits earlier this week, but with the holiday I completely forgot to post about these!! So sorry if you've been waiting for my post to pick up some freebies. First take a look at these two super cute kits. Each kit is totally different....First we have the traditional colors and a more vintage look:

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Here's my layout from some pictures I took last year of my son:

And if you are looking for something a little more "Funky" check out Welcome Christmas. Such a bright, fun, and happy neon color palette:
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And here's the page I made using it. Totally fun, right?

And here are the quickpages I made from both my layouts to share! Click the previews to download:

Envious!

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Well, Andrea is back in full force and cranking out the kits like there's no tomorrow. I'll have several to show you from here this week, but today is the day we're talking about Envious. With a great Green Color Scheme, and having nothing to do with Christmas, this kit was a welcome change of pace. Just look at the two cute layouts I got done with it:



And I chose the second one to turn into a quickpage for everyone! Click the preview to download:

U-Da-Bomb

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Nicole's got a new kit out today, and it's a collab with Stolen Moments. This is a really fun, grungy kit. I really enjoyed playing with it and here is the page I did.


If you are in the market for quickpages, there is a set available made by Nicole's CT (including mine!):
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Baby on Board!! {Freebie Alpha}

I have another designer who is releasing 2 pregnancy themed kits today. Scraps by Andrea has Baby on Board with one for Boys, and one for Girls. With the purchase of either you also get a neutral coordinating mini-kit. If you need both, you can get a great price by picking up the bundle available here. Take a look at all the previews:

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She also has this freebie add-on available on her blog today:
I did a layout with each of the boy and girl parts. This kit was really fun to work with and the layouts were effortless to put together:



Are you wondering where those really cool coordinating polka dot alphas came from? I made them!!! And I'm gonna share...So instead of the usual quickpage you get the alphas. They have a slightly tilted metal wire outline on top! Click the preview to download:

Shop-a-holic!!

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The Scrappy Kat has a fun new shopping themed kit available in her store today. It's also a collab with Flowerscraps. Shop-a-holic is full of super cute little elements and a vibrant color palette. Great for any types of pictures. I don't have any layouts done, but did contribute to the set of quickpages. Mine are: the very bottom right and the top row, second from the right. All images are linked to the store.

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Be sure to visit Kat's blog to pick up this freebie add-on:

Pink or Blue??

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Nibbles Skribbles has an amazing new kit being released today! This one is for scrapping all those pregnancy pictures. To give you an idea of what this kit is like, here is a layout I made using a picture from when I was pregnant:


Now, the best part! There are a TON of add-0ns available, so you can pick and choose what you want to make this your dream kit. Take a look below at everything that is available....Cardstock, Stickers, Photo and Page Borders, Journaling Tags. I don't have individual links to the store, so you can click the image below to be taken to Nibbles Skribbles entire store at STS.

Snow Fever

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Nicole has a new kit out today called Snow Fever. I really like the color scheme of this one! The green is a nice accent color. Take a peek at my layout for some inspiration and then click the preview to visit the store at STS so purchase!


I know we're all busy this holiday season so if you need a quick gift, pick up this set of quickpages made by the CT member's layouts.
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Don't forget to stop by Nicole's blog to pick up the freebie add-on. Preview is linked:

Snowy Night Freebie

As promised, I have a freebie today using the kit Snowy Night by The Scrappy Kat! It's a Gift Tag and you can get a whole bunch of them from all the CT members. Just visit Kat's Blog for all the links. Click the preview to download:

First Christmas Freebie


The Scrappy Kat is in the spotlight at Forever Free today. She's giving away this cute little kit called First Christmas. As you can see by the preview, this is a Nativity themed kit and it's full of cute little characters & animals. I came up with a freebie, but not the boring old usual quickpage. I made something that you can print at home (hopefully!) to use anyway you want. When I made it I was thinking specifically of using it as a card, but you could even put it in a frame and just hang it on the wall as part of your Christmas Decorations! Click the preview to download:

Merry & Bright

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Scraps by Andrea has released a new Christmas themed kit this week! It's got some really cute elements and is great to make some vibrant pages. Here are the layouts I created with this fantastic kit. Alpha & wordart not included:



I am giving a freebie out as well! Here is a quickpage from my Santa Claus layout. Click the preview to download:

Designer Darling Contest at STS

This is a great opportunity for any aspiring designers out there. Join in the fun if you're looking for a store to call home!

A new adventure in blogging...

I was recently accepted to the SuzyQ Scraps Creative Team (we're called QTs)!! However, I'm not making layouts like you'd expect. I'm on the Blog Team and will be making 3 posts to SuzyQ's blog each month. I'm very excited for this new adventure and think it's an awesome opportunity. Today was my very first post!

For my first post, I'm hosting the December Monthly Blog Challenge. Every month a challenge is posted on the first Monday. I decided to do a scraplift challenge and everyone is welcome to play along. I'd love to see some layouts using SuzyQ's kits, but all layouts are accepted. Oh, and one random participant will win $10 to SuzyQ's store at Scrap Orchard. How awesome is that?!? Please make the time to play along this month!

Get all the full details about the challenge HERE. While you're there, subscribe to or follow the blog to stay informed of all the great deals SuzyQ has happening soon. Her design-iversary celebration is coming up, as well as a one day 50% off sale. Plus there are all kinds of tips, tricks, freebies, coupons, challenges, and random tidbits shared every day!

STS $2 Tuesday!

Make sure to head over to $2 Tuesday at STS! There will be several products in the bin this week and you will only have 24 hours to grab them at the sale price.

This week there will be 5 different holiday kits from The Scrappy Kat store in the $2 bin.

Snowy Night



The Scrappy Kat has a new freebie kit out and it's a collab with two other Stuff to Scrap designers: JW-Digiscraps and Flowerscraps. Each of them will be releasing parts of the kit all this week on their blogs, so be sure to visit them all. As a grand finale, all of the CT members will have Gift Tags made using the kit on their blogs as freebies. So be sure to come back here on Friday to get mine!

Here's the layout I did using this fun kit:

It's a Country Christmas

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Nicole is releasing her Christmas kit today and it is really fun to work with. The colors are great because the are universal, but not too traditional. Nor are they super trendy, so any pages you make won't look out-dated anytime soon. Be sure to stop by her blog because there is a freebie add-on and a coupon code!

There is also a set of coordinating cardstocks available:
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And a set of quickpages from some of the CT layouts:
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Here's the page I created! This was last year and was my son's first Christmas. He was just a few months old, so it was just another day to him. I'm really looking forward to this year's celebration because he is now just over a year old and I think he will be much more involved!

If you like my layout, it's created using one of Nicole's newest templates! You can get this set of templates in her store:
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