Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rainy Day Ducky PU Mini Kit

I entered the Cool Scraps Digital "CU for a PU Freebie" Challenge.  Here is what I made.  It is free to download.  There are many more coordinating freebies in the forum at CSD too: 

So run over and check it out.  Thanks go to Addie's Designs for providing the CU elements for the kit.  Enjoy!
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CSD Steampunk Quick Page Contest

Cool Scraps Digital is having a quick page contest this month featuring EMS Arts new Steampunk kit.  I love steampunk so just had to join the fun.  If you like this style  do run over to Cool Scraps Digital and grab the kit. It can be found in the store HERE.

 Below is my page.  I hope you like it.  You can download for free HERE.  And if you are registered in the forum at CSD you can find tons more to download for free.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Remembrance - A Beautiful Kit and a Freebie

This time I was able to work with Scrap-N-Pieces's Remembrance kit which is on sale for 50% off this week.  Remembrance is an awesome kit with luscious colors and gorgeous embellishments.  I found it to be a perfect fit for doing photos of my mother who passed away 8 years ago this month.  Mom would have loved the paper patterns and tones, as well as all the beautiful flowers and vintage embellishments.
For this layout I used a technique that I learned in s Speed Scrap with Wendy Tunison.  This is easily done and I think it lends itself very well to the pretty papers in the Remembrance kit.
Below is my second layout.  For it I used a blending technique for the background.  I love how it mimics the photo.
I am blessed to still have my father. I love this picture of them together. It was Mom's last birthday and they were having a party at the restaurant with friends when my dad made her blush by "hugging up on her" in public. She was easily embarrassed and he so loved to tease her. They were the sweetest couple and a wonderful example of "happily married". 
Go To Download Link Here
I also made a freebie frame cluster from this beautiful kit for you. Click above to go to the download link.  And don't forget to go to the Scrap-N-Pieces store to grab this Remembrance kit while it is on sale.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I participated in a Speed Scrap at Scrap-N-Pieces tonight. It was a fun scrap with all these circles.  I really love this kit from Amy's Designs called Evening Elegance with its bright rich colors.  This week I am doing pages honoring my parents who would have been married for 70 years today.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Scraps-n-Pieces May Blog Train - Sunny Days

It is time for the May blog train at Scraps-N-Pieces.  This was such a fun kit to make.  I love the fresh colors.  They make me think of my mother's kitchen when I was growing up in the 50s, so I made you some retro looking papers also.  Enjoy.
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You should have come here from Ponytails Designs and will go to Wendy Tunison Designs next.  The entire blog train is listed below for your convenience.

Karen Diamond Designs 
True North Scraps 
Magic Moments Scrapped 
Shuckclods Stuff
Busy Crafting Mommy Designs 
...too busy to blog today 
KB Custom Creations 
Kristal Kreations 
Monkey's Musings 
Keystone Scraps 
Lady Sherwood 
Grace Blossoms 4 U 
Queen Wild Scraps 
Ponytails Designs 
Stampgram's Studio <=You are here
Wendy Tunison Designs 
DoubleTrouble Scraps 
Ladybug Pics n Scraps 
Flower Pot Designs 
Edina Designs Digitally 
Scrap with Me! 
Mommy Made This 
Memories by Digital Design

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Scraps-N-Pieces - A new kit, CT, and a Freebie

I have been chosen to join the Scrap-N-Pieces Creative Team!  I am very excited about this and for the opportunity to learn and grow that it will provide me.  This week I was able to work with the "Beautiful Life" kit from Amy's Designs.  Amy is the featured designer at Scraps-N-Pieces right now and her store is all on sale for 50% off until May 15th.
This kit has such pretty colors, gorgeous papers, and lovely elements!  The hardest part was deciding which pictures to scrap.

I made two layouts.  The first one is done on the May Challenge template available in the SNP store this month.  Why don't you go grab it HERE and join the Challenge!  For this layout I used several of the papers from the kit for the little squares in the layout, and a beautifully decorated brown paper for the main background piece.  I love how the flowers pop against that brown background!  This is a page about Lollipops - it is so fun to watch toddler grandchildren eat them even though they do get so sticky.
The second layout was done using a variation on Bethany's class kit template which she so graciously allowed me to use to create this layout - and a QP for you.  You can grab the template for free right now.  There is a link on her blog HERE, along with her class kit.  I think it adapted really well to the pretty papers in the "Beautiful Life" kit. There are so many different papers in there it was hard to choose which ones I liked best but I do tend toward those gorgeous blues and browns.  They are so versatile for many subjects.
This layout has been made into a quick page for you.  
You can download it from the Scraps-N-Pieces blog  HERE.  I hope you enjoy it and will run over to the Scraps-N-Pieces store to get this Beautiful kit.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The SNP Class Kits Are Out!!

Over at Scraps N Pieces we just finished a Designer Mentor Class.  We had 8 teams.  Each team made a collaboration kit.  Many of the class mentors also joined in the fun and made portions to contribute to their team's kit.

You can download each portion of all 8 kits in the Scraps N Pieces Photoshop Class Gallery  HERE. You will need to get registered for the forum to be able to access the downloads.
The kit that our team created is called
 "It's A Wonderful Life".
Here is my portion which goes with the add-on I posted previously.  It is in the post just below this one.

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My kit contains four papers, the elements shown, an alphabet and the template.  If you want just the template it is available in a separate download HERE.
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This is the first time I have made a template to share with others.  If you use it and like it, please consider coming back and leaving a comment with a link to your layout.  I would love to see what you do with it. Thanks. Enjoy! And Don't forget to grab the add-on which is in the post just below.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Scraps-N-Pieces Designer Class Kits

For the past few weeks I have been taking a designer mentoring class in the Scraps-N-Pieces forum. We had 8 teams that have all created free kits throughout the course.  This was our last week and beginning Monday (May 7th) all of those kits will be available for free!  The catch is, you have to be a forum member at Scraps N Pieces in order to get them.  The links will only be available in the SNP forum/gallery.  So, get registered now so you will be ready to pick up the LIMITED TIME freebies.

The kits look awesome and I know you are going to want to grab them all.  In the meantime you can grab an add-on I made to go with my kit.  Enjoy.
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