Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Brings Hope

This morning I had an e-mail from Denise at DigiDesigns by Denise regarding a charity collab she contributed to and was also very pleasantly surprised to see that Erika from Inkin' Creations was the organizator for this amazing kit. Here is Erika's note:

"For the past month or so, I have been organizing a charity kit that my dear creative team member Renee initiated. Her son attends preschool and her son's teacher's daughter (Jenna) was diagnosed with Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder.

Here is Jenna's story: Jenna received a liver transplant in 1997 when she was just 7 years old. The transplant was a success and her health had been good. She graduated from Apollo High School in the spring of 2009 and just finished her first successful semester of college at Bemidji State University, in Minnesota. When she came home for Christmas break this December, she showed her parents 2 huge lumps on her body. Jenna was quickly admitted to the University of Minnesota Medical Center where their greatest fear became a reality and Jenna was diagnosed with Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder, a form of cancer caused by the anti-rejection medications she received following her transplant. She is currently undergoing rigorous chemotherapy treatments. The increase in doctors appointments and primary goal of keeping Jenna healthy has prevented her from going back to Bemidji for spring semester. She is currently working at Cashwise Pharmacy when she feels up to it and is taking an online class through BSU."

100% of proceeds from this kit will be given to Jenna to cover her medical expenses.
Nine designers have joined together to bring you this fun spring kit. These designers have donated 68 papers, 93elements, 1full alphabet, and 2 12x12 quick pages.

Contributing Designers:
7hump3r Designs
DigiDesigns by Denise
DigiLover's Addiction
Designs by Angel
Designs by the Polka Dot Chicks
Inkin' Creations
Kimberly Schlehahn Designs
Mad Genius Designs
Ruby Lane Designs

Spring Brings Hope will be available for a limited time at DigiScrap Drive-In.

This is such a gorgeous collaboration kit and for such a worthy cause. It is always so uplifting to me the spirit and true love for others that surrounds the digital scrapbooking world. Thanks ladies for this amazing kit.

Here is the layout I did using this stunning kit!

My prayers are with Jenna and her family!

A Chance to Win

Sarah of Sarah Barber Design is offering her Indulgence kit to one lucky winner if you go and post a Comment before April 2nd on her blog HERE.

How easy is that? It is a beautiful kit filled with just dreamy colors!

So what are you waiting for?

Head on over to Sarah Barber Designs' blog and leave her some love and you just might win her beautiful new Indulgence kit. Here is a preview of this gorgeous kit.

Stay tuned because Sarah's ATC Challenge #3 is coming up - hint, hint - the new ATC kit is gorgeous!

Mel from Mel Hains Designs at Scrap That idea also has a new kit out called Splatz. It is an edgy and trendy kit perfect for all those more "adult" layouts, however, would work great for just about anything! Such bright and funky colors and patterns! And I absolutely love the cityscape!

I am sorry to say that Erika from Inkin' Creations has decided to retire from designing to spend more time with her family. I have had the pleasure of working with Erika on her creative time and I can say she is one talented lady - but family always comes first! It was amazing to work with you Erika and hopefully some time in the future we might be able to work with each other again!

But when one door closes (or is it a window???) another one opens...Lou from LouCee Creations has asked me to be a permanent part of her creative team! I love Lou and her designs are always fabulous so I am very honored to be part of her team!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Handy Helpers Set 1

Denise has a new CU Template set for you, Handy Helpers Set 1. They are a part of her weekend sale so you can get them for just $2 this weekend only! I love these templates because there are days when my creativity is just not there and to have a "jump start" with these amazing templates always gets things back in motion.
Here is the template I used with Denise's Eclectic Pink kit.

There is also a huge sale over at DigiDesigns Drive-In - Denise has everything on sale for $2.00 March 25 - March 28. What an amazing offer!

Now, don't faint but Charlie has some gorgeous CU products over at DigiScrap Vault.
Look at these adorable little bunnies.
These would be adorable in any Easter or Spring layout - so soft and fluffy!

Charlie also has these beautiful ribbons. Gorgeous colors in these ribbons!

This is my favorite - this stunning crocheted bird remains me of my grandma. It is just so lovely and it was made by Charlie's great grandma. Wow, what a precious memory!

I am in absolute heaven - Pioneer Woman has made a PSE set of her actions. OMG this is an absolute dream. I have been going back and forth from my laptop which has PS on it to use these actions and now they are all right here in PSE on my Mac. I am off to play with these fabulous actions! Life is good!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Eclectic Pink

Denise at DigiDesigns by Denise has a beautiful new pink kit out at DigiScraps Drive-In. This was such a fun kit to work with - so many pretty elements! Denise has also whipped up a lovely CD Brag Book and some glitter for you.

Here are my layouts done with Denise's gorgeous kit.

Hope you all have a good week!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


I have been voted layout of the week over at Pretty Scrappy. WooHoo! This layout was done with Sarah Barber Design's For The Birds kit which you can pick up over at Digiridoo. Thanks guys!

Denise from DigiDesigns by Denise also has a new kit in the shop at DigiDesigns Drive-In. It is called Irish Kisses and how could I resist this one. It is such a fun kit to scrap all those St. Patrick's Day photos and pretty much anything Irish. Lovely colors and elements.

Mel Hains from Mel Hains Designs at Scrap That Idea also has such a fun kit out called Fairies and Mushrooms. Not only did Mel design a gorgeous kit but there is an add-on mini kit and some fabulous wordart.

Here is my layout using this adorable kit.

Signing off now - I am making myself clean my house before I do any more scrapping today! (well maybe one more layout...)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Birthday LouCee!

Happy Birthday to LouCee!!! In honor of her birthday Lou has a great sale going on over at Digital Scrap Obsession. And as a treat for everyone Lou has created a stunning kit called LeChic! Lou has also created a gorgeous bundle with this kit. Journaling cards, glitter, a beautiful alpha...just full of wonderful things!

Here is the layout I did with Lou's kit. I just love those little baby toes!

Sarah from Sarah Barber Design also has a new kit out called Indulgence. This kit just makes you think of a relaxing and soothing day at the spa with the dreamy colors.

Don't you just love the pearls and the waves in my Grandma's hair in this picture. This kit is perfect for those heritage layouts.
And it's on sale!

You can find it at Digiridoo Scraps HERE.

New blogwear from New Life Dreams Spring Bunnies and Easter Stories kit - adorable!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

ATC Challenge #2

Welcome to Challenge #2 on Sarah Barber's CT blog! We've decided to stick with the theme of creating ATC's. Sarah will be creating little ATC packages to help you on your journey.

Details of Challenge #2:

Prompt: The Reason for the Journey

Quote: We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way. - Gloria Gaither

Create an Artist Trading Card (ATC) card measuring 2.5 inches wide x 3.5 inches high using mainly Sarah Barber Designs products. Please use the prompt and/or quote as your inspiration. You do not need to use the quote in your ATC but please have the theme evident in it.

For participating in the challenge you will receive a $2.00 discount coupon to Sarah's store at Digiridoo Scraps!

Deadline: Please make sure you link us up to your ATC card by 31st March 2010 11.59pm US EST.

Sarah has just released ATC Mixed Bag v.2 into her store and she's offering it to you for 50% off! Make your way over to the blog for your coupon and additional details.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Oh Baby and Hop Along

Renata at Serene by RW has an exquisite new kit called Oh Baby. This kit is full of beautiful elements and gorgeous papers. I love the red, blue and browns in this kit - all so pretty together. You can pick it up at Pretty Scrappy or Inspiration Lane.

Pretty Scrappy is also having their big Birthday Sale - there are some great designers over there so take advantage of this wonderful sale.

Mel at Scrap That Idea also has a new kit out called Hop Along. I love the themed elements in this kit especially because they go so well with the adorable little bunny in the photo from last year. Mel's kit is on sale this week at Scrap That Idea.

Stacy at Scrap That Idea has a great challenge up this month - Scrap Your Favorite Hunk. No husbands, no boyfriends, just your fantasy man! Well, if you know me at all, you will know that I have this funny obsession for Kris Kristofferson so you get a layout of Kris for Stacy's challenge. I am not sure what gets me about this man except that he reminds me of my high school/college sweetheart - big sigh! Something about those eyes! Get busy with those layouts - you could win a $5.00 gift certificate to the shop at Scrap That Idea.

Well on that note, I am going to go and contemplate why the heck I broke up with that guy in college...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

For The Birds

Sarah Barber Design has a new kit over at Digiridoo - For The Birds. It is just gorgeous. I love the vintage feel of all Sarah's kits.
Such an unique quality to all her designs.

I was also picked as layout of the day over at Pretty Scrappy for this layout! WooHoo!!!!! Go check it out.

Lots of new stuff to work on - great things coming!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Scrapping Saturday

I am so excited. I have two friends coming over today to just scrap - just us, our computers and fun, fun, fun! Hopefully inspiration will stay with us!

Lots of new things today.

First of all Charlie from Charlie's Digiscraps has an adorable charm CU set, Charming #2, on sale at DigiScrap Vault for 50% off for a limited. These are just charming little bits for those baby layouts.

My friend and CT boss, Denise, also has a new kit out. It is called Just Peachy and it is beautiful. I love the combination of colors she used in this kit. So soft! You can get it at DigiScraps Drive In.

If you head over to Marion's blog - she has a gorgeous QP for you made from this beautiful kit.

My friend, Emily's husband, is in China right now and is sending us these exquisite photos. I absolutely love anything Asian - it is so filled with history and the colors and textures are amazing. I couldn't resist a layout with Sarah Barber Design's Asian Summer kit. What a stunning kit.

Thanks Matt for these amazing photos!

See you all later - I will be scrapping, scrapping, scrapping all day so I am sure I will back later!