Friday, June 26

Are you up for the challenge?

Last weekend @ Misty's blog we held the first ever Weekend Mini Blog Challenge! 


Every weekend, we provide some instruction for a layout using Misty's products...create your LO, link it to the blog by Monday night 9 pm PST and you could win too!!! 
Last weekend the instructions were to use 1 piece of Misty O'Brien paper and any 2 other Misty O'Brien items...easy peasy right?  Here was the winning LO created by Lorry...

She used Misty's Romantical paper, swirl stickers and gold leaves...and won the Restoration template set AND the Mix It Up template set!!!  Awesome, right?? 

Well another weekend means another Weekend Mini Blog Challenge so be sure to stop by Misty's blog and join in the fun...


Let's kick off summer right!!

What better way to kick off summer than with a sale?


Click HERE to visit the STS store


So it's the 26th of the month and my local weatherman said today that there's been 16 days of rain so far for the month and 15 days so far have had an average temp below 60!!!   I sure could use some sizzle!!!

This is a sale you will not want to miss!!  With all the talented designers @ STS you might just go broke!!!   

Just call her Santa!

Jen of Graham Like the Cracker is in a giving mood apparently- she's got an awesome deal for you!!! 

She has a second set of photo masks available at her Gingerscraps shop...Say hello to the Patriotic photo masks...
They're available now and for only $2!!!

 Wouldn't ya know- they go soooo well with her Red White and Blue Adventures (but mostly red, eh?) kit!! 

They'll really work with just about any other kit out there, but for the sake of my sarcasm- let's pretend they only go with hers!! LOL!

Well, because they go so well she's offering her blog readers a coupon code to get the Patriotic masks for free when they purchase Red White and Blue Adventures (but mostly red, eh?)!!!  How cool is that???  You've got to visit her blog for the code though....and while you're there you might as well become a follower so you don't miss this stuff!!!
And since you'll be there, make sure you pick up the awesome word art freebie that Jen has for you, to go with Red White and Blue Adventures of course!!
She teamed up with Bethanny (yes, Elegant Word Art by Bethanny, Bethanny!) whom she CT's for (lucky duck!) who ALSO has a word art freebie for you!!! 
Like I said, just call her Santa!


Thursday, June 25

Summer Lovin...

...had me a blast.  Summer lovin happened so fast.  I met a girl, crazy for me.  Met a boy, cute as can be. 


It's a good thing you don't have to hear me sing on this blog! LOL!  I'm sure you all know what song that is and where it's from...That's right- just the all time, best ever movie/musical- Grease!!! 


Summer Lovin is the newest kit from Scraps of Ellay and it's available on her blog right now as a freebie!!!  Since I'm a little late in writing this post, you'd better hurry over there and snag it before it heads to the store on Monday the 28th!!  It was released over 3 days as papers, embellies and the alpha with TONS of awesome LO's to show it off!!  Here's the whole kit preview...
and the (absolutely adorable!!!) coordinating alpha...

Here's some Summer Lovin eye candy for ya...
Here's mine...
These pics were from our last Girl's Night In, which as you can tell is now like one big  playdate!!!  Here's my other LO...
That's my adorable niece Sorcha, ain't she cute???

Here's what some of the other CT members created...


Cheri scrapped the most adorable pic ever.....
Noelle made an awesome cluster here...
Brooklynne (the newest CT member- you can meet her HERE) really showed off the alpha in this one...
Sandra ,showin off the papers in this one...
Speaking of Sandra, head over to her blog and leave her some love for this one...
which got LOTD @ One Single Seed!!!  How cool is that?!?!

Make a splash...

...with Graham Like the Cracker's new Summer Splash photo masks, available now @ Gingerscraps!!

Click HERE to purchase from the GLTC store...

What's a photo mask you may be asking?  All it does is alter your photo's shape into whatever shape the mask is...See up there in the preview how the word "summer" is filled in with wet sand?  Well that's what's in that part of the picture, so your picture actually fills the mask.  Never used a photo mask?  Don't worry, it's easy peasy and instructions are included!  Bless Jen's heart...

Here's some really cute LO's made using the Summer Splash photo masks, but you won't see one from me.  Why?  Because my &%#$@ scrapping software (which isn't Photoshop) is being tempermental- we'll leave it at that! 

Here's an adorable LO from Becca...
This one's from Laura...
This one's from Sarah...



How cute are those??  Hopefully, my software will get over it's little hissy fit and let me scrap a page (or 2) with the Summer Splash photo masks...when it does, I'll be sure to post 'em!

Wednesday, June 24

Update...

Hey fellow scrappers!  Sorry I've been outta pocket this past week, there's been some real life stuff goin on that's majorly interferred with my blog/scrap life and I'm sorry that I have neglected you all- please forgive me!!  I have sooooo much to tell you about and so much to show you...check back in tomorrow for all the scrappin goodies!!

Wednesday, June 17

Sara's Smile- The Alphas

You got the papers.  You got the elements.  Now it's time for the alphas-yes, plural...there's 2 coordinating alphas for Scraps of Ellay's freebie kit, Sara's Smile...


Click HERE to visit the Scraps of Ellay blog for download...

So here's what you have, an entire freebie kit from Scraps of Ellay, Sara's Smile...


Here's another LO I made with Sara's Smile...

And more eye candy...

This one's from Cheri...

Tara B. used an old photo, which looks amazing with this kit, as you can see...

Noelle scrapped a pic of herself from back in the day...

and from Sandra (using both alphas!)...


I hope all these beautiful LO's have inspired you!!  Head over to Scraps of Ellay and grab this freebie kit before it's gone!!  Check back tomorrow for some freebie goodies!!

Tuesday, June 16

Wanna play a game?

Head over to Misty's blog for Tuesday Trivia hosted by Christie Dawn...it's a new weekly game we're playing over there and all games come with prizes, right?  Well this is no different!  You have a chance to win a $2 gift certificate to Misty's store...but hurry, you only have until 1am EST tonight to submit your answers (well at 1am it's actually Wednesday, but you know what I mean!!)!!  Have fun and good luck!



Don't forget to keep checking Misty's blog for all the fun stuff we have coming up- games, challenges, freebies...you don't wanna miss any of it!! 

Freebie kit from Scraps of Ellay

Yup, you read that right- freebie kit from Scraps of Ellay, only on the blog HERE.  She's releasing kit over the next few days, but here's the full kit preview...





Adorable, right?  Check out her blog for the cute story about where this kit's inspiration came from...here's what this kit inspired...



Ellay has more awesome LO's on her blog made with Sara's Smile- incase you need a little more inspiration!!  Click HERE to get the paper's for Sara's Smile...

Day 2- Sara's Smile

Don't forget to stop by the Scraps of Ellay blog today to pick up the element pack to Sara's Smile...the entire kit looks like this:



Here's another LO I made with Sara's Smile...



Ellay's got more Sara Smile eye candy for you on her blog, so head over there!

Wednesday, June 10

Looking for a cute alpha?

Well Misty O'Brien's got you covered!!  She just released a gorgeous alpha that coordinates with her Romantical kit...



And just incase you forgot, here's the kit preview...
Did you know that the Romantical papers, which are incredible by the way, can be purchased seperately??
And, incase you wanted to jazz up your Romantical layouts, you can buy the glitter styles set...
Aaaand, while your there shopping you might as well snag the Romantical flair too (it's free, right now, this minute!!)


I made this cute LO of my brand new niece Natalie (who shares my birthday!!)...


I used the Romantical kit plus the alpha and flair...(hmmm, for some reason my other flair buttons aren't on my LO!?!?!  I must've forgot to save it when I was completely done- well, there's supposed to be 2 more flair buttos below the one on there- LOL!!!)


Head on over to http://www.gingerscraps.net/shopcart/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=6 to pick up all this beautiful stuff and stop by her blog for more Romantical inspiration!

It's 5 o'clock freebie and coordinating alpha!

If you've visited my blog this week, then you know that my newest talent is creating computer desktops...wouldn't ya know my freebie today is just that- a computer desktop!!





Click HERE to download

This adorable desktop (if I do say so myself!) was created using Misty O'Brien's It's 5 O'clock Somewhere kit which you can purchase from her shop @ Gingerscraps.  Just incase you forgot, here's the preview...
Click HERE to purchase...

And I know that I forgot to tell you about the adorable coordinating alpha for the It's 5 o'clock Somewhere kit...It's available now @ Gingerscraps...


Isn't that just the cutest alpha you've ever seen??  It's not included in the kit, but it can be yours for only $2...click HERE to purchase from Misty's store @ Gingerscraps...

It's Wyld Graham Cracker release (and freebie) day...

...and have I got some stuff for you!!  I've got kits, alpha's, freebies and LO's..whew!  The Wyld Graham Cracker design team sure have been busy so that means so have we!!!  Where to begin?


Let's start with Jen...She's the Graham (Like the Cracker) part!  Her new kit- Red, White and Blue Adventures is fabulous and available now at http://www.gingerscraps.net/shopcart/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=8...


Click HERE to visit the GLTC store@ Gingerscraps
Here's a LO I made using Red, White and Blue Adventures- it's from the Bon Jovi concert last summer that me and my gf's went to...
That's gotta be the hottest pic I've ever scrapped-LOL!!!

Here's a little eye candy from the bestest CT a gal (or gals!) could ask for...LOL!

This one's from Ashlee...
She's also got this great QP for you on her blog...

Grace (one of our new Wyld Graham Crackers!) made this beauty...
(I think I'm gonna ask her to take all my pics!!)

Here's an adorable one from Jenn...

Here's a sweet one from Jill...
who has 2 awesome QP's for you on her blog...

And I can't forget about this beautiful LO by Sally...
Sally makes the cutest alphas and has this one for you on her blog...

Charmaine, who puts the Wyld (as in Wyld Web Designs) in the Graham Crackers, also has a new kit.  It's called New Recycling, it's great and it's available now at http://www.gingerscraps.net/shopcart/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=9!

It's even got an adorable newspaper-y alpha
This kit was loads of fun to work with, I'm actually still making LO's- but here's one I've completed so far...
And because we're the rockin-est CT ever, I've got to show off everyone's LO's!!
Here's one from Ashlee...
Isn't he adorable?  Well Ash's been busy cuz she's got another QP for you HERE
Becca made this adorable page...
Our other Becca (she's a new Wyld Graham Cracker too!) made this one...
Grace, who's got the cutest dog in the world, decided to scrap him!
Wouldn't you if he was your dog? LOL!
Jenn (who never ceases to amaze me) made this gorgeous LO...
and turned it into a template for you!!!
I just love her...head over to her blog to grab the template and tell her how much you love her too!
And last, but certainly not least, is Laura's sweet LO...
Is that enough inspiration for ya???

I'll have a few more LO's to show you and maybe a freebie on Friday so check back!