Friday, April 30, 2010

Kashmir Nights Blog Train - Brag Book FREEBIE

Happy interNational Scrapbooking Day to you! Hopefully everyone is having fun shopping, playing and finding lots of awesome deals and freebies today.

One of my favorite things about scrapbooking is all the gorgeous papers. I can scrap entire layouts using just papers, no elements. Siamese Studio has a new kit out with the most gorgeous papers. It's called Kashmir Nights and is currently on sale at FPD for 40% off so make sure you grab it quick!

Here's a layout I made with this kit:

May and a few of her Sumalees have gotten together to create brag book pages for you. Just click on the preview to download mine:

Make sure to grab the rest of the pages! <---YOU ARE HERE

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Designer Spotlight: Snips and Snails

I have some stuff to show you today by the wonderful Stephanne Moorehead. Her design name is Snips and Snails and she sells exclusively at Divine Digital.

Here's her newest kit, Japanese Cherry Blossom, which came out last Friday:

I love scrapping pages that match as perfectly as possible to the kits I'm using. Typically this means that I match the colors of the clothes that my baby's wearing in the photos to the colors in the kit. When I saw Japanese Cherry Blossom, the first thing I thought of was when we were in Hawaii and went to this Japanese botanical-like garden park. I don't know what you'd actually call it, but that's the general idea. I went and found our Hawaii pictures and then remembered, after finding them, that I'd been nursing the baby in the car when we stopped there, so there aren't any pictures of him at the park. And what's the point of scrapping pictures that aren't of my baby?

So instead, since I was already in my Hawaii folder, I thought that the pictures of us at the luau looked great with this kit. Here are the two pages I came up with:

This next one isn't new, but it's definitely one of my favorites of Stephanne's.

I used this kit to scrap my Mother's Day pictures from 2007.

Make sure to check out her store on NSD this Saturday, as she's going to have a lot of freebies. And she's participating in the Summer Surprises blog train that day. I've seen her part of the train and it is so super cute. So be sure to stop by her blog on Saturday.

Monday, April 19, 2010

New Release: Happy Monsters and a FREEBIE

Scraps by Andrea has a new kit out today called Happy Monsters. It's full of bright colors, and of course, cute little monsters. She has a matching set of cardstocks and glitters for this kit too.

And here are two different layouts I made using this kit. The first one is primarily orange, since that's my favorite color. But for the second, I tried to steer clear of orange, since it's not everyone's favorite color.

Surprisingly, despite my love for orange, I loved the way the second layout turned out. So I made it into a freebie QP for you! Just click on the image to download at 4shared.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Baby Book -- Not Abandoned

I know I haven't posted baby book pages in a while and there's a reason for that: I don't know what page I'm on anymore. See, I got stuck on blessing pictures because the page number that I was at, the blessing would have been on the right hand side (in the printed book), which made me want to do only one page for it, since the pages wouldn't be printed side by side. But there's just too many pictures for one page. No matter what I do with them, I just don't like it. So I've skipped it completely and have been creating random pages totally out of order. Which is probably bad considering, now they don't have a side by side cohesiveness to them. (In fact, I finished a page tonight than when I went to put it in the folder, I realized I had a page from that same date --different pictures-- and the two layouts totally don't match. Hmmmm....not sure what I'm going to do about that one yet.)

Anyway, here's a look at the pages from about 7 weeks through 3 months, or at least, the ones I have done (minus the one that I finished tonight, which you'll get to see on Monday...assuming I don't change it.)

Kit: Summer Sun by Siamese Studio

Kit: Picture Perfect by Snips and Snails Designs

Kit: Picture Perfect by Snips and Snails Designs

Kit: Magic and Sweetness by MalouDesign

Kit: Happy Day by StashHappy Designs

Kit: American Honey by ModernJune

Kit: April Showers by the Digital Scrap Ink design team.

Kit: My Inspiration -- Digi Scrap Drive In collab kit

I do have an idea on how to fix the baby book problem. I'm thinking if I condense my Easter pages from four pages to just three, then I the blessing pictures won't be a problem anymore. And the fourth Easter page isn't really that Eastery, so it will look fine opposite something else if it's moved to the third page instead. But that means rescrapping the first three pages to condense them...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Release: Flirtatious

Misty O'Brien Designs has a new kit out today. It's called Flirtatious. Just click on the preview to go to her store.

Here's a LO with a more recent photo of our family, instead of all the baby photos I've been scrapping lately:

And remember, for the entire month of April, Misty is donating all her sales to Talk About Curing Autism.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Speed Scap at STS

Tomorrow, Scraps by Andrea is hosting a speed scrap at Stuff to Scrap. It should be a lot of fun. If you've never done one, here's how they work. Andrea will give out instructions over the course of an hour and you follow the instructions, or however you interpret the instructions, to make a layout and post it in the gallery at Stuff to Scrap. A lot of people usually just hang out in the chat room until about step five (which is forty minutes in) then finally go start their layouts.

Click on the flier to head to the speed scrap section of the forum.

Even though the flier says standard time, it's really daylight time. Which is probably only something people in Arizona think about since we're always on standard time.

Check out the awesome prize for everyone that participates:

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My Turtle Baby

It seems like so long ago, but I used to be obsessed with turtles. When my son was a newborn, he reminded me of a turtle. For at least a year after that, I bought all kinds of turtle stuff: stuffed animals, baby toys, clothes, decorations, even a turtle kite. He was a turtle for his first halloween and had a turtle party for his first birthday. Somewhere along the line though, he outgrew his turtle phase.

When I saw this kit from Scraps by Andrea, I knew it was perfect to scrap some of the many baby pictures I have. I mean, just look at all those cute turtles! (Preview is linked to her store.)

I kind of miss that cute turtle baby.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Designer Spotlight: Misty O'Brien {and a FREEBIE}

Misty O'Brien Designs has several new items in her stores today. First up is a collab kit by Daybreak Scraps, Misty O'Brien Designs and Teri's Thing-O-My-Jigs. Click on the preview to get it at GingerScraps.

The kit was designed as a perfect prom/dance/wedding/girlie kit. But I say, sparkles are totally manly. :)

In Misty's other store, at Funky Playground Designs, you'll find two more new products (click on previews to go to each):

Remember, Misty's donating all proceeds from her sales this month to Talk About Curing Autism in honor of Autism Awareness month. If you haven't read her son's story on overcoming autism, you should check out her blog.

And last but not least, I made a quickpage for you using Elegant Azure and one of Misty's glitter frames. Click on the preview to download at 4shared.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Scraps by Andrea has a new kit out today called Mr. Fix It. I loved working with this kit so much, I just couldn't stop!

Here's the preview:

Click on it to find it in her store. You can also get matching cardstock and glitter.

As soon as I saw this kit, I knew exactly what photos I wanted to scrap with it. I mean, don't those colors match so perfectly?

These next two LOs I meant to be only one page, but I loved all these pictures so much I decided to do two pages instead.

And last but not least, I have my very first freebie for you! Just click on the preview to download.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Month, New Stuff

I have lots of stuff I've been saving for today. First off, Funky Playground Designs has reopened their store with all new peeps and are having a 25% off sale from today till the 4th on anything in their store.

What kind of cute stuff do they have? Well, Misty O'Brien Designs has a brand new kit that you can only get at FTD. It's called Tweet! Tweet! and has matching glitter and an add-on.

And here's two LOs of my cutie back in the day that I made using this kit:

April is Autism Awareness month, so Misty is donating all of her sales for the month of April to Talk About Curing Autism. For more info on this, take a look at Misty's blog.

Also today, Enchanted Studio Scraps has a new create-a-collab called April Days with lots of designers creating mini kits for you to mix and match, or buy them all! I used LauraMarie Scraps' part to create this LO:

Do they look like cousins? Both boys reportedly look just like their fathers (who happen to be brothers), but then again, I've never thought my baby looked like his daddy. He just looks like himself.