Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Win a free kit!

I've posted a chance to win Sarah Bennett's newest kit, Tough Boy, over on our CT blog! (See previous post for a preview of the kit.) All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win, so you have no excuse not to go try! :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Lots of layouts!

I was sick over the weekend and didn't get around to posting the layouts I did last week. Yes, I said layoutS. I was a good little scrapper last week! :)

I absolutely LOVE the layout that I did with Sarah Bennett's new kit, Tough Boy. This kit is SUCH an awesome boy kit and can be used for almost anything! If you visit Sarah's blog, you can download a really cute little add on for free!

Here's my page (I used Sarah's Clearly Funky alpha from last week, too.):
I also did this page for this week's Saturday Special. (I'm loving those Saturday Specials lately!) Cyndi taught us how to shadow clear elements, which has always driven me crazy!! I was so glad to learn an easy way to do it!

One of my other "layouts" this week was actually a hybrid card. I used Sarah Bennett's Old Time Christmas kit for it. (The green Christmas tree paper is actually from her Feels Like Home kit).
Christmas Card

This is a page I did using a kit from AnnaBV Designs called The Brightest Star of Christmas.
True Meaning

I wouldn't have done a page like this if I hadn't been inspired by her beautiful kit, but I LOVE how it turned out, and I'm so glad I scrapped this memory. Here's a preview of the kit:

Last, but not least, I also did a page with Erica Zane's new kit, Winter Crush.

It's times like these when I wish all my scrapbook pages didn't have to be so boyish. Look at all those cute pink things! I was able to make a page with it, though and I really love how it turned out!
Let it Snow

I also did this page for the scraplift challenge at Scrap Matters. I lifted Super Mom by Sarah8914.

WHEW! Was that enough pages for you? :) I will be enjoying the holidays and some family time this week, so you probably won't be seeing anything else from me for a little while. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday!! :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Saturday Special

Look at me... posting two days in a row! LOL

I just wanted to mention that Sarah Bennett is hosting the Saturday Special challenge over at Scrap Matters this week. She's teaching us how to emboss, which I never thought to do before, but it's really cool! If you're wanting to learn some new tips and tricks for scrapping or photo editing, check out some of the past Saturday Special challenges. There are some awesome tips in there!

I made this layout for the challenge (the snowflake is embossed):
Christmas Cousins

I used Happiest Season of All by Britt-ish designs for this page. I also used Britt's new alpha (Candy Stripped Alpha) and one of her new templates (Pocket full of Templates 4).

Friday, December 11, 2009

New Release Friday!

It's Friday, and that means new goodies at Scrap Matters!!

Sarah Bennett released this Clearly Funky Alpha at Scrap Matters today. I love it because the font she used makes it unique from the other acrylic alphas floating around out there! I can't wait to use it!


Speaking of Sarah Bennett, have you been visiting our CT blog every day? There have been some awesome freebies so far and they're still coming!

Also new at Scrap Matters today is this awesome Christmas kit by Erica Zane, called A Touch of Winter. I love the colors of the kit and the papers are especially fabulous!


Here's what I did with it:
Letter for Santa

I also finally had a chance to use Erica's awesome kit from last week, Jack's Track:


Erica is seriously the queen of boy kits, and this is another really awesome one! Here's the page I did with it:


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sarah Bennett CT daily download!

Don't forget to get over to our new CT blog for Designs by Sarah Bennett. I posted a freebie QP/Template pack for you to snag today!


Friday, December 4, 2009

So excited for Christmas!! (and some freebies)

I'm getting so excited for Christmas!! All week long, my boys and I have been decorating and listening to Christmas music. I love it!

Sarah Bennett's new kit fits my mood perfectly this week! :) It's called Old Time Christmas and it's a beautiful kit!


And here's what I created with it:
Decorating the tree

This kit is actually available at Scrap Matters because Sarah is a guest designer there for the month of December, which is SO exciting!!

Know what else is exciting? FREEBIES! We have a new CT blog for Designs by Sarah Bennett and we're kicking off the new blog with a new freebie to download every day! Amy has posted an awesome mini kit today and I get to post a freebie tomorrow! Be sure to check back to find out what it is! :)


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Some layouts

I keep blogging announcements and stuff, but I keep forgetting to post pages I've scrapped! So, here are a few that I've done and not posted yet:

Everything I used for this page is by Sarah Bennett: Cut it Out V.2, Feels Like Home, and Remember Me.

This is a two-pager I did with Let's Get Together by Erica Zane and Denise Beatty Originals. I also used Erica Zane's EZ Paths V.1 for the journaling.
E- Give Thanks

This is the page I did for the template challenge I'm hosting at Scrap Matters. I used Erica Zane's Black Friday Grab Bag (Got Green?, EZ Neutrals Paper Pack, EZ Date Tabs).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tuesday Template Challenge!

I'm hosting the Tuesday Template challenge at Scrap Matters this week!! This is the very first challenge I've hosted and I'm super excited, so come play!

This is the template I'm giving away:


All you have to do is go to THIS THREAD at Scrap Matters, download the template, use it, and post your layout! Hope to see you over there! :)