Monday, August 31, 2009

Rainy Days and Rainbows

MandaK of NibblesSkribbles and Janice of JWDigiscraps have collaborated their incredible talent to create a new freebie kit called Rainy Days and Rainbows. It is really a combination of two minikits that MandaK had designed, one called Rainy Days and one called Rainbows. The colors were very complementary so the two of them decided to combine and collaborate and here is what they have:

From Nibbles Skribbles:

From JWDigiscraps:

Because I am on MandaK's CT, I was given the opportunity to play around with her portions of the kit. I want to share with you one of the layouts I did. Again the photos are of my youngest daughter being a camera hog!

Click on the previews above to be taken to their respective blogs to grab this freebie! Then come back here later in the week. I've got a goodie for you.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

New kit at Stuff to Scrap

The Scrappy Kat has a new kit in her store at Stuff to Scrap. Country Cottage will be available for 50% off through Labor Day. Here is what you'll get:

$5.99 $3.00
Save: 50% off

Inspired by an English cottage garden, Country Cottage is a versatile kit full of elegant papers and romantic elements! Perfect for scrapping all kinds of photos; wedding, anniversary, heritage, vintage, baby, you name it! This mega kit contains 32 papers, 85 elements, & 2 alphas (includes sheets & individual pngs).

This kit was such a beautiful kit to work with. In fact I used it for 2 challenges, a Speed Scrap at Stuff to Scrap

and the Desktop Challenge at DigiScraps DriveIn

Kat has also created a package of QPs with this kit. Here's what you get with that:

$2.99 $1.50
Save: 50% off

Do you need to scrap those photos of a wedding or anniversary party and just don't have the time? The Country Cottage Quick Page set is perfect for exactly that. These elegant & romantic quick pages are perfect for scrapping those events, as well as, heritage photos and even photos from your own flower garden. Just add a date & title and you are done! This set includes 8 - 12x12 inch quick pages, 300 dpi.

Aren't they just lovely? Simply click on the previews to be taken directly to Kat's store to purchase this kit.

And as a gift from me to you, I turned my layout into a QP for you to download. Click on the preview to be taken to 4shared to download.

Please note that some of the paper shapes used in this layout were from Scrappin' Cop

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Today Only!

Stuff to Scrap has changed their $2.00 Tuesday Sale. From now on, these items are on sale for Tuesday only. Katina has already shared with me what she is offering. Two of my fave kits from her:

And here are some more recipe cards I made for the bridal shower yesterday. This time I used the Blueberry Latte kit that The Scrappy Kat is featuring this week.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Exciting News

Janice of JWDigiscraps is one of the new designers at Stuff to Scrap. I'm so excited for her as I really like the work she does. And she's a genuinely nice person too. I had the privilege of being a guest CT for her Summer Fun kit earlier this summer.

In honor of her store opening, she is having a sale. I usually link right to the designer's store, but not this time. If you click the informational flyer below, you'll be taken to her blog. She has some freebie offerings all week long. You don't want to miss them.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bridal Shower

Does anyone remember DigiTreats? She offered up fabulous freebies and fun kits. She quit designing/blogging earlier this year to spend more time with her young family. While I certainly understand that, I do miss her freebies.

Awhile ago, she created a kit called Apples and Aprons and offered a challenge to others to create recipe cards with them. Those cards were offered as .jpeg files for free on her blog. I snagged them up, thinking I'd use them someday. Well that day has come. My nephew is marrying one of my daughter's best friends in a few weeks. We are so excited for them! I decided to use those cards and put some family favorite recipes on them for her. After I did that, I sent them off to CVS to be printed as 4x6 photographs. I bought a cute recipe file box for her to put them in. Here is a sample of what I did:

Credit to Designs by Mel for above

Credit Mariscraps for above

Credit LVD for above

I thought you'd like an idea of other uses for digiscrapping besides just preserving our photo memories.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Playing Catch Up!

Well, the past 4 days at work have kicked me in the behind. I'm supposed to work 10 hr days, but I put in at least 2 hrs OT each day. If I had known I'd be working these 12 hr shifts again, I would have stayed working the floor in the hospital. (Not really!)

So I've been neglecting my CT duties. I thought I'd just do one big update with this post.

MandaK aka Nibbles Skribbles is celebrating her 1st wedding anniversary 8/22. In honor of that celebration, she's having a huge sale. In fact her entire store is for sale. Read the ad below then click on it to be taken to her store at Stuff to Scrap.

Have you grabbed The Scrappy Kat's freebie offering at {f.o.r.e.v.e.r} Free Downloads? From what I've heard, she has broken all sorts of downloading records at that site for this kit. It is absolutely adorable! Click on the preview to be taken to {f.o.r.e.v.e.r} Free to dowload it.

And last, but not least, I hope you'll take the time to hop on over to Stuff to Scrap to take advantage of their Back to School Sale. Tomorrow is the last day for the sale. There are quite a lot of new designers at Stuff to Scrap with all sorts of terrific kits. I'm sure you'll find something worth your while. Click on the flyer to be taken to the store.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Speed Scrap Today

The flyer has the info. The participation prize is a surprise. Hope you can attend.

Monday, August 17, 2009

More Lil' Boys

Have you hopped on over to {f.o.r.e.v.e.r} Free Downloads to grab this kit yet? You can get there by clicking here to get to The Scrappy Kat's blog. She has the direct link to download this kit.

Well, as promised, I have another layout with this kit. The photo is quite, well, gross! And it has not been edited. Yes, this is a photo of my son with a worm in his mouth. I think the journaling tells the story well. He has outgrown his "wormbreath" days, but among his friends from elementary school, the he is still called Wormbreath. Boys!

Lil' Boys QP

Have you grabbed The Scrappy Kat's new freebie over on {f.o.r.e.v.e.r} free? I hope so because it is so cute. I love the little bugs and critters she has included in the kit. I even have a photo of my son back in his "worm eating" days that I'm using for another layout with this kit. I'll share that tomorrow, along with the story behind it.

Today I wanted to give you a gift with this kit. I turned yesterday's layout into a QP for you. Click on the preview to be taken to 4shared to download. I'd appreciate some feedback!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lil' Boys

Katina aka The Scrappy Kat is the featured designer this week at {f.o.r.e.v.e.r} free downloads blog! How exciting for her. She is offering up this cutie-pie kit for free:

Here is a layout I made with this. It seems so long ago that my little boy was this bundle of energy. Now he's a pretty lazy nearly-20 yr old. LOL

Click on the preview to be taken to The Scrappy Kat's blog. She'll direct you to {f.o.r.e.v.e.r} free to download this.

Back to School Sale

STS is having a Back to School sale. The flyer has the info:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Did you miss the Speed Scrap earlier?

If you did, and you were really hoping to get that mahvelous participation prize, don't fret. Katina has put it in her store for 50% off this week. That makes it only $2, folks! What a bargain.

Here is the "official" description:

Wake up and smell the freshly brewed coffee...Blueberry Latte if full of goodies that are sure to tantalize your tastebuds! Blueberry Latte includes 15 papers, 41 elements (including goodies like pastries, cupcakes, & donuts), and 1 full Alpha (sheets & individual png files).

Click on the preview to be taken right to her store to grab up this yummy goodness.

Speed Scrap in less than one hour!

Yikes! I meant to post this earlier. The Scrappy Kat is hosting a speed scrap this morning. And I guess she's trying to really tempt attendance because for the participation prize she is offering a complete kit! Folks, this is a terrific kit, take a look:

Doesn't that just make you drool. I'm going to grab some coffee and scrounge for a blueberry muffin and get ready to speed scrap. Click on the flyer below to be taken right to this speed scrap's forum.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Are you enjoying the two new freebie kits from Scrappy Kat and Nibbles Skribbles? I hope so.

I want to offer these quickpages for you to have fun with. Hope you like them. Just click on each preview to be taken to 4shared to download.

Speed Scrap

I'll be there! Click on the flyer to be taken to the forum.

Here's the participation prize. Isn't it lovely?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

$2.00 Tuesday

Did you realize that every Tuesday, the designers at Stuff to Scrap put some of their items on sale for $2.00? And that sale lasts until the next Tuesday. Sometimes designers will introduce their new kits on sale for $2.00 Tuesday. Sometimes you can get an oldie-but-goodie kit for only $2.00. Any way you look at it, it is quite a bargain and a good way to grab some good kits on the cheap. Here is what "my" designers are offering today:

Just click on their previews to be taken to their stores!

Oh, and as an added bonus, Nibbles Skribbles is having a big sale on her entire store, so her offering is even less than $2.00. Go check it out!

New Freebie Kits!!!!

Wow, I slept in till 8:30 this morning. That never happens. I'm usually up between 6-6:30, I don't even set my alarm clock anymore. Good thing I don't have to work today. I guess that tells you all how very overwhelmed/exhausted I've been lately.

Well, on to the freebies! The Stuff to Scrap designers have been very busy. First I want to highlight "my" first designer (the first to call me to her CT!) The Scrappy Kat. She has teamed up with another member of her CT, Ashlee of SealScraps, to create an absolutely fun kit called Country Carnival.

This is the perfect kit to scrap any sort of fair or amusement park photos. I had to dig deep into my photo stash to find photos because I usually forget to take my camera when we go to the amusement parks! Here is what I created with this kit:

Next up for freebie offerings is this pretty, girly collab kit between Nibbles Skribbles and Flower Scraps. Here is Manda's preview:

Since I'm the mom of three girly-girls, I had plenty of photos to choose for this kit. Here is what I created using just Nibbles Skribbles portion:

So head on over to The Scrappy Kat for Country Carnival and Nibbles Skribbles of Strawberry Fields. Then come back here on Thursday. I've got a couple of freebies for you!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ack! Overwhelmed!

Yikes, I'm so overwhelmed right now. The Scrappy Kat has a new collab with SealScraps out today and Nibbles Skribbles has a new collab with Flower Scraps out today and I haven't posted a thing about them. Check out their blogs to grab what they've created. I'll be back later to share them and to show what I've created with their gifts. Right now, I'm taking a tylenol and heading to a nappy-poo. I just had minor dental surgery after working a horrendously busy weekend and being on call the last 48 hrs. I gotta take some time to recover. LOL

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Rhinestone Cowgirl Bragbook Pages

The Scrappy Kat created this kit a few months ago. It is probably my favorite one of her kits (so far). Well, now she's made some bragbook pages to go along with it. I've used some of them:

She has them in her store at Stuff to Scrap right now for $1.99. Click the preview to be taken to her store.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

And another Bikes and Kites freebie

Don't you just love this collab offered by Nibbles Skribbles and Scrappy Cocoa. And you just can't beat that deal. Here's the flyer to refresh your memory:

I decided to offer you just the frame from my QP offered yesterday. I had created both the quickpage and the frame, not certain exactly what MandaK of Nibbles Skribbles wanted me to offer as a freebie. She said to give both away. So, here ya go. Click the preview to be taken to 4shared to download.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Freebie for You

I took my layout from yesterday and turned it into a QP. Now obviously it won't have the blended photo on it, but I hope you can find some use for it. Just click the preview to download from 4shared.

Speed Scrap

The flyer has the info:

And here's the participation prize:

I'll be at work, but hope YOU can make it.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bikes & Kites

Check out this flyer:

What a deal! Here is what you'll get with Nibbles Skribbles portion of the kit:

And here is Scrappy Cocoa's preview:

Click on the previews to be taken to their stores.

I just love this kit. The colors are bright and fun. And I have lots of boy photos scanned in from last year when I was working on my son's graduation album. Here is a layout I made using this kit (mostly Nibbles Skribbles portion):

(My curly-headed little boy! You grew up too fast.)

Stop back tomorrow and I'll have a little freebie for you with this kit.