Sunday, June 24, 2012


Sometimes it's hard for me to work with a kit if it's girl themed; with two boys & a husband, there's a lot of testosterone in my house. Thankfully, my cousin has a little girl who is more than happy to pose for my camera & I got a great shot for the new kit Sassy by B2N2 Scraps. Love the funky color palette as it's perfect for a little diva in training!

The best part about this kit? You can get it for free! Becky is this week's Featured Designer & if you complete the layout challenge you'll get the kit for free; complete the Scavenger Hunt & you'll get the worn paper pack. Head on over to the forum to get started, you only have until Thursday to get both challenges done!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

My Guy

This month's STS Designer Collaboration is all about fathers and boys: My Guy! You'll love all the great themed elements, papers, glitter pack & templates that are in this awesome set. I found it just perfect for scrapping pictures of our Father's Day outing & cards for both of the grandpas but it's great for any time of the year!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Double Up

Ack, I totally forgot to blog about the template set, Double Up, that I gave away as part of my Featured Designer week ... a few weeks ago! The one thing that kept going through my head when I was making this set is the marching ants song, do you know how hard it is to get that song out of your head? Included in this 6 template set is a bonus template so you'll be picking up 7 templates in total! Download includes TIF, PSD, PNG & JPG layers & comes in both 12x12 & 8.5x11 sizes.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pirate Princess

Ahoy maties! Do you have a little girl who loves the open sea & pretending to be a pirate? Then the collaboration, Pirate Princess, from Growing Pains Scrapped & Mommy Me Time Scrapper is right up your gangplank. Tons of papers & pirate elements will help you make the best layout of your pirate princess in no time. There are even enough neutral papers & elements included that you can scrap those little boy pirates as well!

Monday, June 18, 2012

4th of July

Wait, what? It's July already? Thankfully not or I'd be in a real panic mode but it is time for the new release from the Designing Divas called 4th of July. I'm really digging this kit because in addition to the usual red, white & blue, there are also greens & yellows to make this a very versatile kit for any celebration. Right now the kit & quick pages are on sale for 35% at Stuff to Scrap & Scraps N Pieces off so snag this kit to be ready for all those firework pictures!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Curious Part II

A few weeks ago I showed off the super cute kit Curious by The Scrappy Kat but did you know there was a companion kit? CutieFruity also made an adorable kit called Curious & it is a wonderful companion to Kat's kit. Together these two kits make a super huge kit that would be great for scrapping just about any type of picture you may have!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Proud as a Peacock

You're going to love the new kit from The Scrappy Kat, Proud as a Peacock, as it's so different from any other kit out there. Full of beautiful blues & greens with some super cute peacock elements, this is a great addition to any scrapping stash.

I have a little freebie for everyone, just click on the preview to download & enjoy! Sorry, this freebie has expired!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Oh Hoppy Day

Just loving all the cute kits coming my way lately, this one reminds me of catching toads in my grandparents' backyard when I was younger. I had a strange fascination with toads which made me very happy to see the fun kit, Oh Hoppy Day from B2N2 Scraps. Unfortunately, I couldn't get my hands on any of the pictures with me & my toads but I had some cute water slide pictures that worked just fine.

Snag the kit while it's on sale for & don't forget to check out Becky's blog for some fun freebies. I've got a little freebie for everyone, just click on the preview to download & enjoy! Sorry, this freebie has expired!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Going Postal

But not in a bad way! Going Postal is the name of the new kit from Just for Fun Designs & I'm so excited about it becuase Kelly got the idea from me! See, a few months ago my youngest started getting into playing mailman at a play area we go to; it's actually become a bit of an obsession but he's only 3 so no worries. I tried to find a good mailman kit to scrap my pictures & even asked around in the Where Is That thread over in the forum but no luck.

However, Kelly spotted my post not too long ago & decided to run with the idea which turned into Going Postal. How cute is this kit? And I still had tons of pictures to scrap!

The kit is on sale for $1.99 until June 20th & Kelly has some great freebies as well. On Kelly's blog you can pick up a cardstock/glitter pack while on her Facebook page is a little add-on. Hope you have as much with it as I did!Besides the kit, you can pick up

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

White & Blue Collar Cards

Can't find that perfect card for Dad for Father's Day? Just in time for the holiday, I've released the White & Blue Collar Cards; I was trying to think of something cute for both grandpas & this idea came to mind as my father was a white collar worker (electrical engineer) while my father-in-law worked as a blue collar worker (copy repair man).

Just clip your papers, add some cute elements, print it out & give to that special dad in your life. The download includes TIF, PSD, PNG & JPG files along with an envelope template & full instructions. The set is on sale for 30% off through Father's Day, June 17th.

You'll also want check out the kit I used, My Guy, a Stuff to Scrap Collaboration that will help you get all those Father's Day pictures scrapped in no time.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Money Card Holder

I am so not good at naming stuff so please excuse the terrible name of Money Card holder for my new release but I promise it's really neat! With two graduations & one wedding to provide gifts for, I was looking on the interwebz for a cute way to package the gifts & a design caught my eye. Which turned into the Money Card you see below.

It's really very easy to put together & when I gave my little cousin his gift for his preschool graduation, he gasped with delight! The template will be on sale for 30% off until Thursday, June 14th & you can customize it for many different occasions. Here's the two I made for the graduations, on the left is the one for my little cousin & on the right is the one for my brother's graduation (he just earned his PhD!).

No, that's not a real $1,000 bill but I thought it would be funny to put over the check; I didn't even know they really existed!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June Build A Kits

Apparently this is the weekend to forget to do stuff! I've been trying to get ready for the end of preschool for my boys (& then summer school for the eldest) that I totally forgot to post about the June Build A Kits. Not sure how I could have forgotten as they are super cute, this month's theme was Under The Sea & the palette is a fun pastel, perfect for all those undersea elements & papers! Check out this month's BAKs & when you purchase 3 or more BAK products, use the coupon code JUNE_BUY3_SAVEHALF to save 50% on all the BAK products in your cart!

Here's the submission from B2N2 Scraps, Beyond the Sea; loved working with Becky's kit & I used two of the templates from my set Under the Sea.

These pictures are from our honeymoon in Hawaii, I had so much fun snorkeling but it was a little nerve wracking to get into the water with no solid land around, just the boat. We weren't allowed on the rocks, they were part of a nature preserve.

You should also check out the cute submission from Designs by Christi, those animals are adorable!