Friday, November 30, 2012

Winter Chills

LilyAnn of A Fish Design has a new kit out this week called WINTER CHILLS.  It is part of the Scraps-n-Pieces Bits n Pieces collection for December. I love the soft pastel palette of this sweet kit. And it is for sale right now at Scraps-n-Pieces.

I made a couple of layouts for you using this kit, and the All Ears Template Pack also from A Fish Design. The colors lend themselves very well foe use with the wintery photos.

And of course, a FREEBIE too. Isn't this little snowman just too cute?
You can download it from 4 shared HERE

Whiling Away Winter

Keystone Scraps also has a new kit out this week.  It too is part of the Scraps-n-Pieces Bits and Pieces theme collection for this month and is on sale right now for a limited time. Called Whiling Away Winter this gorgeous collection has tons of awesome papers and elements to scrap all of those great winter and at home photos.

I made the following layout using this kit.  It was perfect for this old photo of my friend and I playing dolls when we were little kids.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Winter Wonderland

This week I got the chance to play with a great new kit from Queen Wild Scraps.  It is called Winter Wonderland and is on sale for 30% off through Dec 6th in the Scraps-n-Pieces store.

Here are some layouts I made using this kit.  I love the colors and all the wintery elements.  There is a WordArt pack also which has several awesome pieces.  I used one on each of my pages.

Also I made you a freebie cluster frame.  Isn't it pretty?  There are some really gorgeous things in this kit.
You can find the download link Here

A Fish Design is Featured Designer at SNP in December

Here's a message from LilyAnn of A Fish Design about her upcoming 
featured designer deals and activities 

I'm so excited to be the Featured Designer for the first half of December.
I have some fun activities planned. Hope you could join me. 

Go HERE at SNP for all the details.

Here are some fun activities...You could earn up to $7.00 to use at my store.
1- Add a layout or two to my gallery using my products
2- Comment on layouts inmy gallery
3- Blog about one of my kits on your blog or FB page
4- What kind of kit would you like to see me make?
5- Use mini in layout
6- Bingo   Friday Dec. 7th 8pm EST 

To end my time as Featured Designer, I'm hosting a Speed Scrap. 
I'll have a template as a participation prize. 
Saturday, December 15, 7 pm CST (5 pm PST, 6 pm MST, 8 pm EST) 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Celebrate America

This week I had the chance to play with a really fun kit from Glitter Bug Designs called Celebrate America.  I love that this kit has a bit of grunge and a bit of glitz. The papers are awesome and the elements really compliment them. The kit is available in Glitter Bug Design's store at Scraps-n-Pieces.
I made two layouts for your inspiration.  My grandchildren participated in a wonderful Veteran;s Day program this month. These photos are from that program.  For this first layout I used the Scraps-n-Pieces November Challenge Template from Memories by Digital Design.
For this layout I used a template from the  All Ears Template Pack by A Fish Design.  All of these kits are available in the Scrap-n-Pieces store.

Friday, November 16, 2012

All Ears Templates

This week I had the chance to play with A Fish Design's All Ears Templates.  Thes e fun templates each feature an arrangement of photos that resemble a Micky head.  I don't have any Disney photos but used some from my grandkids instead.  I hope you enjoy them.

For my first layout I used A Fish Design's Home Is Where the Heart Is kit. 

For my second layout I used Playtime which is also from A Fish Design.

Merry Mayhem

Keystone Scraps has a brand new 'outside the box' holiday kit that focuses on the craziness of the season!


Merry Mayhem, is a light-hearted kit themed on the chaos and endless preparation leading up to the holidays. This kit has 20 patterned papers in bright, zany colors, along with 9 coordinating cardstocks. Merry Mayhem is perfect for scrapping all your Christmas and Holiday photos, gift wrapping adventures and the general chaos we seem to be surrounded in when all the gifts are opened and the papers are strewn across the floor!

This fun kit is jam-packed with 67 fun unique elements including a tree, snowflakes, stamps, star, flairs, flowers, frames, decorations and "to do lists" as well as 4 fabulous "Mayhem Monsters" to create a little mischief on your layouts!

It is available at Scraps-N-Pieces for 30% off thru November 22nd... plus you will get this fun 'Cookie Chaos' Add On FREE with purchase! (You can also pick it up separately!)

Check out this fun page created with this kit!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

All Aboard! Scraps N Pieces Blog Train Is Taking Off

I love the theme of this month's Scraps-N-Pieces Blog Train. There seems to always  be lots of fun and funky Christmas kits available but I wanted something elegant so I put together this palette from a beautiful photo of roses that I saw on MorgueFile and submitted it for consideration.  I was so excited when all the designers had voted and my palette was chosen.

The theme is "An Elegant Christmas" and my little kit is called "Roses in Winter".  I hope you enjoy it and will have some lovely holiday occasions to scrap with it.  Here is my preview.  The Image is Linked.

Download from 4Shared HERE
I also have a companion kit on my Facebook page.  You will want to run over and grab it too as it has some less-fussy papers in it for a different style or for more masculine pages.

FB Roses In Winter Add-On Mini Kit
Since the link is expired on FB you can download it here.
In case you get lost here is the complete list of the participants.  Be sure to visit each one to grab all the goodies.

Arts & Ains Designs
Shuckclod's Stuff
Honeybee's Creative Hive
Karen Diamond Designs
Tricia's Treasures
True North Scraps
Keystone Scraps
Stampgram's Studio  
DoubleTrouble Scraps
Busy Crafting Mommy Designs
Addicted to Digi-Scrap
Scraps by Missy
Adriana's Cafe
Mommy Made This
Wendy Tunison Designs

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Plethora of Pumpkins and a great new set of Templates

This week I had the chance to play with a cute new kit from Amy's Designs called A Plethora of Pumpkins (which is on sale right now for  50% off) and with a great new set of templates from AKDesigns titled Template Pack #23.  I love these templates and they worked so well with Amy's kit. Both are available in the Scraps N Pieces Store.

Find this fun kit in the store HERE

Find this great set of Templates in the store HERE
I made a couple of layouts using these two products and was really pleased with how they came out.  They are going to be a double spread in my book so they are meant to coordinate.

Take a peak at Keystone Scraps next release . . .

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November Blog Train Sneak Peek

On November 15th there will be a new Scraps N Pieces Blog Train starting - and I will have a new kit for you.  Here is a little Sneak Peek for you. Enjoy!

Family Heritage Layouts

Just thought I would add a few pictures of some of the projects I have been working on lately. You may have noticed from past posts that I have been doing some family heritage projects.  I have a few more to share that I had not gotten around to posting yet.  (Just click on the photos for a larger view)

The first is an October desktop image for my laptop. It is a tribute to my grandniece who lost her battle to Cystic Fibrosis. October is her birthday month so I made this desktop in memory of her.

Next are some layouts using old family pictures.

Yep, that is me when I was little.  Don't you love that grumpy one! Mom said she woke me up to take pictures while the sun was right and I was NOT happy.
Keystone Scraps - Midnight Masquerade Kit was used for this one.
My Granddad Ireland's family.
True North Scraps - Antiquities and Curiosities kit with Midnight Masquerade Bonus ALpha and Sensational Scraps Vol 3 template pack both from Keystone Scraps.
My parents and grandparents.
I used Busy Crafting Mommy Designs's Birds of a Feather kit, plus the frame from Wendy Tunison's Two Hearts kit.

My mom and her sister Joyce. (Oops, title is backwards - Mom is on the right, Joyce on the left  in both photos,)
 October Scraps N Pieces Store Collab Steampunk kit used.
Mom, Dad and us kids. I love this old photo that my Aunt Eulalia hand colored long ago.
I used Wendy Tunison's Our Home and Family Kit
My Mom's older siblings - LaRita, Moyne, Dean and Dale
Kits from Wendy Tunison Designs: Pride and Prejudice, A Gentleman's Agreement, Simply Blue, Simplicity, Simply Turquoise, Lancelot & Guinevere, & Country Market - with some recoloring.
I think I may have posted this one a while back but it belongs here with all these other family photos so I am adding it too.
Main kit used is Press Forward Saints by Scraps n Pieces with additional ellies from the A Gentleman's Agreement Collab, and Wendy Tunison's Tickle the Earth and This n That kits 
And finally a recent one I did of my dad. This is a current photo but I just love that smile and had to include it here. Enjoy.
Always with a story to tell - love this shot of Dad.
A Gentleman's Agreement Collab by Wendy Tunison and Busy Crafting Mommy, with a couple of extra ellies from Wendy's Autumn Harvest kit.
I hope you have enjoyed this little journey down memory lane with me. If you haven't started scrapping your family photos really think about doing it. You will be amazed how it brings back so many good memories of those who made you who you are.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

"Don't Forget"

Keystone Scraps has a cute little mini kit that has been added to the Bits-N-Pieces Category this week at Scraps-N-Pieces! Don't Forget is a sweet little remembrance page kit that is just perfect for scrapping your precious memories!

Regularly priced at $3.49, this adorable mini-kit is available for only $1 thru November 7th! (Please note that due to the fabulous price of this product it will not be included in the iDSD sale!) Containing 8 papers and 21 unique elements (all shown) you will find plenty of uses for this mini! Babies, family, zoo, even pictures of the kiddies riding on Dumbo will look precious when scrapped with this mini! Are you a cardmaker? You can create the cutest cards, save the date postcards, and invitations for baby showers, birthdays, I'm sorry, missing you, belated birthdays and more!

Take a look at what I made with it!

Don't Forget! You can add more pieces to this by purchasing additional 'Bits-N-Pieces' products! Cardstocks, glitters, element, and paper packs are available from the Scraps-N-Pieces Designers using the same color palette! All pieces are just $1 each!

Have a great day!