Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mama's Treasure Box

This week for the Designer Darling Competition we had to make a kit without using commercial use products except for our own.  Quite a challenge with the time restraints but I made it.  whew!

When my mama died my dad gave me a little box full of "junk" about which he said, "I had no idea why she kept this stuff".  When we went through it there were lots of things from her childhood, and from the time when she and Dad were dating. And even a piece of 60+ year old wedding cake wrapped in a napkin and tied with a ribbon from her wedding!  I have had a lot of fun looking through those old treasures and decided to scan a few to add to this kit.  If I had had more time I would have done more, so keep watching...I am sure you will see more of these treasures showing up in future kits. That bike is a brooch, and I LOVE that sachet.  There were a number of old keys, all of which looked like they went to small locks or diaries...and tons of buttons, so you for sure are going to see more of them. :-)

I hope you will enjoy Mama's Treasure Box.  You can download it from the links found in the forum at Stuff To Scrap HERE.  And while you are there be sure to check out all the rest of the free kits that are available for download this week until Saturday.

Check back here in a day or two...I will have an addon for this kit then.

Monday, February 25, 2013

SNP February Store Collab

I have been playing with the Scraps-n-Pieces February Store Collab this week.  Called Prince Charming this sweet designers' collaboration is chock full of elements and papers you will love for doing pages for that special guy in your life, whether he be small or tall.  I also found it perfect for some great family photos.  You can find it in the Scraps-n-Pieces Store HERE.

In addition to the kit there is also a collection of quick pages to help you get those pictures scrapped quickly and easily.  And you can save if you buy them both together in the bundle.

Here are a couple of layouts I made to inspire you.

I also made you a freebie.  You can download it HERE.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

New Kits to Show Off

This week I had the opportunity to play with some sweet new coordinating kits  from Scrappiness Designs called Kokeshi Me.  With paper, elements and borders available in separate parts you will find that this set is just perfect for scrapping all of your Chinese New Year photos and any springtime or girl's pages.  I love the soft colors and all the flowery elements.  You can find it in the Scrappiness Designs store at Scraps-n-Pieces HERE.  And it is on sale for half price right now.

I made a couple of layouts for your inspiration.

I also made you a freebie.  You can download the freebie HERE

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Designer Darling Week 3

Whew, I just made it in under the wire on this one.  Tough assignment.  We had to extract three items either from our own photos or scans.  That was harder than the actual extracting as I had trouble getting a decent scan on Sieg's HP All-in-One and my desktop that has my scanner on it is down (as in dead, won't boot) right now so I am without my awesome scanner.  I was fortunate to have some scans that I had done previously to extract or I wouldn't have made it.

Here is my preview.  I hope you will go over to STS HERE and vote for me.

My little kit is called In The Pink and had a sweet piece of striped baker's twine, a layered flower, and a beautiful button in two parts so you can change up the color more easily.  All of the participants made little CU kits this week so be sure to hop over to Stuff to Scrap and grab them by Saturday if you design and want them as they will be gone after then...and we can all use new stuff, can't we. :-)

Oh, and come back later in the week...I will have a few more goodies for you.  Just going to bed now though. lol

Friday, February 15, 2013

Just Lovely from A Fish Design

LilyAnn from A Fish Design has created a sweet new kit called Just Lovely.  In soft tints of blue and lavender it is perfect for many applications.  It is available in her Scrap-n-Pieces store right now and the best part is that it's on sale for half price this week!  You can find hit HERE.

I made a layout commemorating my dear mother-in-law who passed away just a few days ago.  She will be greatly missed by all who love her.  I found this palette to be "just lovely" with this great photo I had of her with my sweet hubby and his sister.

I also made you a freebie cluster perfect for a small photo or as a journaling frame.  I hope you enjoy it.

You can download it from MediaFire Here

Scrap-n-Pieces Blog Train - Morning Fresh

It is that time again for the Scraps-n-Pieces Blog Train to begin it's journey. I was out of town and just about didn't make it to this event in time. Whew! The theme this month is Morning Fresh. I made a collection of papers for you. I hope you enjoy them. Here is my preview.

You can grab my download at MediaFire Here
 and at 4Shared Here.

The links for the rest of the train are below. Be sure to visit each one to grab an awesome collab in this same palette.
  Designed by sltppr (Janet)
  Lady Sherwood Designs
  Karen Diamond Designs
  Amy's Designs
  Shuckclod's Stuff
  Ponytails Designs
  Arts & Ains Designs
  Scrap Happens Embellish It
  Adriana's Cafe
  Scraps N Pieces
  Joyful Expressions
  Just For Fun Designs
  Prairie Song Scraps
  True North Scraps
  Lisa's Scraps
  Scraps by Missy
  Wendy Tunison Designs
  Keystone Scraps
  Lorien´s Workshop
  Yez Designs
  Leaving a Legacy Designs
  Ladybug Pics n Scraps
  Scrappin' Is My Thing
  Stampgram's Studio     You Are Here! 
  Busy Crafting Mommy

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Designer Darling Round 2

Well, here we are at Round 2 of the Stuff To Scrap Designer Darling competition.

This week I made a kit with a more aged look and the theme of Happy Times, which was inspired by a photo provided to us of four friends attending a Scrapbook Convention.  They looked like they were having a great time together.  I thought that would be a great theme for a minikit.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it for you.

You can find the download links in the Forum at Stuff to Scrap Here

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Scraps-n-Pieces Store Collab for this month is darling. Called Prince Charming it is adorable for little boys. With lots of fun elements and awesome papers you are sure to find just the right combination to scrap all those fun events with your little man. You can find it in the SNP store. Be sure to check out the Bundle and Matching Quick Pages too.


 I made a couple of layouts to show some of the fun things in this kit for you.

  Simon the little prince

simon-there's this boy

 And of course, I made you a little freebie too. You can find the download links on the SNP blog HERE.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Designer Darling Competition

I am participating in the Designer Darling competition at Stuff to Scrap.  There will be an assignment to create a kit each week and we will learn lots of new things as we go along.  The great thing about this is that even if you get eliminated along the way you can continue to follow along and learn all the great tips for better designing.  Here is my Round 1 kit.  You need to go the to forum at Stuff to Scrap to find the download links.

Here is my little kit.  I hope you enjoy using it.