Wednesday, May 30, 2012

And Many More

Time to get ready for all those summer birthdays with the new kit, And Many More by Designing Divas. Full of bright colors & lots of birthday elements, this kit will work for boys & girls who are young or old. Snag it at either Stuff to Scrap or Scraps N Pieces, don't forget about the quick page set for when you're pressed for time!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cut It Out

Got to love how holidays get in the way of work plans! I released my new template set, Cut It Out, last week but before I had a chance to blog about it the holiday weekend started & I'm just getting to it now. There are six templates in this fun set with various geometric shapes; you can rotate the templates to get different effects or combine them for a great two page layout.

The good news is that the set will be on sale for 40% off until this Friday, June 1st. The even better news is that starting on Friday, I'll be hosting the Featured Designer Challenge over at the Stuff to Scrap Forum. Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Surf's Up (Again!)

'k so last year B2N2 Scraps released Surf's Up as part of the May 2011 BAKs & now you can pick up both parts as a full kit! I had to use it to scrap a few more pictures from last summer that are still hanging out, if you love this kit as much as I do, pick it up while it's on sale for 30% off! Oh & I used one of the templates from my new set, Cut It Out which is technically releasing tomorrow but you can pick it up in the store right now for 40% off.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Round 'n Round Winner!

I really need to set a remind about drawing a winner when I do contests; dropped the ball on this one! But I finally remembered & enlisted the help of my elder twin in picking the winner. Pity that I chose to do this during their new obsession, Doc McStuffins; at least Ian held the card correctly!

As you can see, #3 was the winner who left this great comment!

R on May 17, 2012 2:34 PM. I love the colors you use on these templates to show the different squares. :) Reminds me of a quilt. :) Those tiny squares must have taken hours to finish! :)

Please email me at helptheold {at} yahoo {dot} com for your coupon code to pick up either the Round 'n Round template set or the Basic Blocks template set.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Curious by The Scrappy Kat

Let me show off The Scrappy Kat's newest release, Curious, inspired by everyone's favorite monkey Curious George! It is just super cute & crazy big, there are 41 papers & 141 elements.

I really don't know why my children decided to hang their socks on the lamp, they are so weird!

I've made a little freebie cluster; click on the preview to download & enjoy! Sorry, this freebie has expired!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Polka Dot Garden

B2N2 Scraps has released her collaboration with Flutterbye Faery Designs, Polka Dot Garden, at Stuff to Scrap & you don't want to miss this cute kit. The colors are so rich & vibrant with fun elements & two full alphas; I just loved working with this kit & actually used a patterned paper for the background which is hard for me to do! The kit, add-on & quick page set are all on sale for 30% for the next week so snag 'em while they are a great deal.

Round 'n Round

I love my new template set, Round 'n Round, even if they do make me a bit dizzy at times! I made the first template a few months ago for the Scraps N Pieces blog train & just had to expand it to a full set. If you didn't get a chance to pick up the original when it was free, I've included it in the Round 'n Round set so you're getting 5 templates for the price of 4. Both the 12x12 & 8.5x11 sets will be on sale for 40% off until Friday, May 25th so snag 'em while they are a great deal.

I have also put a basic template set into my store called Basic Blocks. While the theme seems simple, by the time I got to the last template my head was spinning. The first template has 16 blocks, the second has 36 blocks, the third has 144 blocks & the fourth has ... 576 blocks! Yes, I'm crazy but I use these templates to make collage layouts & I figured if I found them useful someone else would as well. Please note that while the zipped file is only 13 MB, the unzipped file is a whopping 280 MB so you'll really want to ditch those JPG & PNG files if you don't need 'em.

I don't have an 8.5x11 set for these as my brain started hurting, if anyone's interested drop me an email & I can make 'em. Basic Blocks are also on sale for 40% off until Friday, May 25th.

How about some fun? Leave a comment on this post if you'd like to win one of these two template sets for free! You'll have until Saturday, May 19th & I'll pick a winner on Sunday morning, good luck!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Day

Spring is finally here to stay & I can't be happier! Which means lots of outdoor pictures to scrap & a perfect kit to use for those pictures is Happy Day by SAHM Scrapper. I just love the bright colors & fun elements; even better it's on sale for $3.00 until May 16th at both Stuff to Scrap & Scraps N Pieces!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Easel Cards Vol. I

Whew! I really cranked this template set out in a hurry but not only did I want to have it in the store before Mother's Day, I needed the templates to make cards for the grandmas in my family! But I'm very pleased to say that both goals have been met & I'd like to show off the new hybrid template set, Easel Cards Volume I. These fun cards are similar to my Spring Cards templates but instead of springing up, there is a built-in easel for the recipient to display your lovely creation.

Great for any card giving occasion, these Easel Cards are sure to put a smile on someone's face & will be available for just $2.00 until the end of May. Also, did you notice I said "Volume I" in the title? That's becuase I have several other designs in the works, including something really cute for all your Father's Day cards. Be on the look out for those templates near the end of the month, as I want to have them out in plenty of time (unlike this set but the idea came to me late!).

If you need more ideas for cute cards, check out my Simply Simple Cards & Spring Cards template sets. I should also note there there will also be other shapes available for the Spring Cards soon!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring Cards

I have something new in the store today & it's just in time for Mother's Day! My Spring Cards template set are perfect for creating your own cards for any occasion that needs a little pick me up. These cards are designed to "spring" up when pulled out of the envelope & will then stand upright for display purposes. There are two templates, one for a diamond card & one for a round card along with an envelope template that will fit both!

Even better, I've put the set on sale for 50% off for all of May & you can use these templates to complete the May Hybrid Challenge over in the forum. I've challenged everyone to create a birthday card & this would be a great way to do the challenge & get a birthday card done all at once.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Deep Sea Adventures

Right before spring break, my younger son's preschool class took a field trip to Shedd Aquarium & I got to go along! Naturally I took lots of pictures that needed to be scrapped & Deep Sea Adventures by Scraps N Pieces was just the kit I was looking for. Full of ocean themed elements & fun papers, this is great for all your aquarium or beach photos. Jake loved the shark element especially since he got to see sharks for real! Why not head over & snag the kit while it's on sale for iNDS Day?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Specials at Stuff to Scrap

Finally, I'd like to show off some of the specials going on throughout the month at Stuff to Scrap.

First up, there's a great new designer collaboration available called My Gal; it's perfect for scrapping pictures of any gal in your life. The kit includes 29 papers, 65 elements, 2 full alphas, 5 glitter sheets, & 2 12x12 layout templates. Designed by Shel Belle Scraps, Digital Harmony Design Studio, Flower Scraps, Leaving a Legacy Designs, MDK Scraps, Mom 2 Moo Designs, Ponytail Designs, & Scraps by Andrea this collaboration is sure to be a go-to kit for all your girly, girl pictures! Don't forget that until Monday, May 7th you can get the My Gal quick pages for free when you purchase the full kit!

The May Commercial Use Grab Bag, Vacation Time, is another wonderful collection created by the designers at Stuff To Scrap! This CU grab bag is vacation themed, containing items like road signs, camping supplies, furry critters, boats, planes along with essentials like paper textures, paper patterns, tags, ribbons, & buttons. As with all of our CU grab bags, Vacation Time has been quality checked to give you the highest quality items to create your kits.

Through May 15th the free with $5.00 purchase is the PB&J Mini kit by This Little Missy. Anyone else getting hungry just looking at this adorable kit?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Build A Kits

May is here & that means a whole bunch of new products at Stuff to Scrap! I'm going to break stuff up into several different posts because there's just so much to tell everyone about. First up the May Build A Kits are now out & I just love the color scheme with the perfect theme of Sunny Days. Just look at how many kits are in this month's selection, the designers were really inspired! Of course if you pick up 3 or more BAK pieces you can use the coupon code MAY2012_BUY3_SAVEHALF to get all your BAK parts for 50% off!

I got the chance to work with B2N2 Scraps portion, May BAK: Gentle Summer Breeze; great for pictures of my boys with their new windy wheels & a lovely tree near our house.

Windy wheels are what my boys call pinwheels & I was inspired by their love of these new toys to make a template set for the BAK. You can snag the May BAK: Windy Wheels Template set in both 12x12 or 8.5x11 sizes!

Finally a few of my other CT bosses have BAK portions out that I didn't work with but wanted to show off anyway. Remember that you can get all of these for 50% off if you buy 3 or more at once & use the code MAY2012_BUY3_SAVEHALF!