Friday, April 11, 2014

SUPER SATURDAY SALE coming to Scraps-N-Pieces

     Signs of Spring has been showing up across the US, but some of our Canadian friends has not been as fortunate to see or feel the warmer temperatures of Spring.  True North Scraps has put her newest release Spring up! in this weeks Super Saturday Sale at Scraps N Pieces, to give those friends the hope that Spring is just around the corner!  She also has added her Not just Black and White and Not just Black and White Add-on to help you add to your basic must have in the scrapping stash.

     Your also going to want to become a fan of the True North Scraps Facebook page (if your not already).  The page is just shy of hitting the milestone of 2000 fans. Once the page hits the 2000 fan milestone, Dawna has a special freebie for you!  Your not going to want to miss out on this one!
     Remember the Sale is for Saturday, April 12th only.  Below the previews are a few freebies the True North Stars have made for you.

Spring Up, $3.00

Not Just Black and White, $3.00

Not Just Black and White Add-on, $2.00

Some inspirational layouts made by the True North Stars.



True North Stars Beth and Dawn have Created these freebies for you.  You can Grab them on Beth's Blog and Dawn's Blog.  Have a Wonderful Weekend.  Don't forget to capture some of those Spring memories to scrap. 

Dawn's Blog                                       Beth's Blog


FRIDAY FREEBIE April 11, 2014

Today I have a freebie using Jen C Designs


Jen's lovely kit is available at

Here is the layout that I created using this fabulous kit:

My freebie cluster is the one on the bottom right

You can collect your freebie here 

Be sure to also visit my
to collect my current kit INNER BEAUTY being offered on Wednesday (and other days too) on that page!

Monday, April 7, 2014

A belated "FRIDAY FREEBIE" ...using PattyB Scraps LAURIE

       PattyB had asked me early last week to make a cluster freebie with her new kit LAURIE ... and I told her that I would, and then my time got occupied with last minute details in preparation for the Sunday celebration at my church.  We needed more souvenir photos, which I produced,  labeled, laminated and cut.  (50 tables worth with 7 photos on each table!!!)  Since the table number sky-rocketed from 30 tables to 50 tables, we also need photos for centerpieces, so I made 10 canvases (background alike, with 10 different historic photos from our archive)  had them printed, and created stands for them to sit in the center of the tables!  What a week ... 

     I made my first trip to the Retreat Center where I will be "working" this weekend, and got some stuff set up, and then came back home, where I hope I will get a good night's sleep tonight, so I won't be so exhausted this weekend!  I've been attending the events of the Heart of Texas Scrapbook Club since August 2000 ... this is our 50th event, (and my 47th!)  Most of the participants this weekend are good friends, and you know how it is when you get 30 girlfriends in the same room!  What a fabulous weekend it will be!

     Now, with everything packed and ready to go tomorrow, I had a little time to prep my frame cluster with PattyB Scraps LAURIE.  You can find LAURIE at all of PattyB Scraps stores:

I love the soft blues and tans in this kit!  

Here is the layout that I created with Laurie ... my freebie frame cluster is right there in the layout.

And here is the freebie ... finally ...

You can collect the freebie HERE

(DL link will expire on 5/5/2014)

Friday, April 4, 2014

SUPER SATURDAY SALES at Scraps-N-Pieces from True North Scraps

True North Scraps has a great variety for you to choose from in the Scraps N Pieces Super Saturday Sale bin this week.  The sale is for one day only, April 5th. It's a great way to build up your scrapping stash at a great price.

Do You Believe in Fairies, $3.00

Strong Enough, $3.00

Love is Patient, $2.00

If you need some inspiration, check out these great layouts from the True North Stars.

Do You Believe in Fairies

Strong Enough

Love is Patient

  True North Star Beth has a freebie she made using Strong Enough for you on her blog here


North Star Dawn has created this freebie for you using Love is Patient, on her blog here.

 Remember the sale ends at midnight on April 5th.  Have a great weekend.


     I have been incredibly busy during the last six weeks, preparing a history book for my church, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Killeen, Texas.  We will be celebrating our 125th Anniversary of Service in Killeen on Sunday, April 6 - in a brand new facility, our 4th building!

    As a great granddaughter of the founding pastor, Heinrich F. Daude, I was proud to accept the offer to create the document sharing our accumulated history, as well as archiving  many years of photographs!  Here is the layout that I created honoring my Great Grandfather, Rev. Heinrich F. Daude

Our church began in the Daude homestead in 1887, was officially recognized by the Iowa Synod of the Lutheran Church in America in 1889, and we built our first sanctuary in 1892.  Two amazing photos have surfaced from the time our church was beginning.  

My best guess (based on the fact that the church built the first sanctuary in 1892) was that this photo was taken about 1890, and is in the collection of my cousin Arlys. (from her mom who was a granddaughter of H. F. Daude).  The congregation is standing on the north side of the homestead, before Great Grandpa enlarged the house in the winter of 1907. 

Another amazing photo which surfaced shows the congregation standing in front of the sanctuary built in 1892, with the photo circa 1910.

All of my spare time recently has been devoted to this history project, and there has been no time for making FREEBIES to share!  I hope to have some time this weekend at the Heart of Texas Scrapbook Club's Spring Retreat - our 50th event since April 2000.  Hopefully my freebie schedule (Wednesday - personal freebies on Projects by poki FB page, and Friday - Designer freebies here on my blog) will return!     

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It's my birthday - here's a freebie!

Wednesday is not typically my FREEBIE DAY here at the blog, but I have one for you, in honor of my birthday!

I created the freebie in a layout with Alexis Design Studio's

The soft shabby papers, and Lexy's FABULOUS flowers and other elements, made a perfect backdrop for this photo of Easter gone-by (1958, I think!)  My mom always made my sister and I matching dresses for Easter - I'm the tall one in the photo!

Lexy included a fabulous mask which I used on one of her papers to create this gorgeous,  shabby background for the layout!   My freebie includes the frame and lowest flower cluster, made with internal shadows only!  Hope you will enjoy it and make something beautiful!  Be sure to check out Alexis Design Studio STERLING ROSES, found exclusively at The Digi Chick 

Collect the freebie HERE!

Monday, March 31, 2014

My March FRIDAY FREEBIES links will expire on April 4

My links for FRIDAY FREEBIES from March will all expire on Friday, April 4 ... check out these posts for details:

Over the Fence Designs HIT THE ROAD, JACK
posted Friday, March 28 - 
(it hadn't posted yet when I wrote this post, so I couldn't add the link, but it should be easy to find!)

Collect them while you can ... and be sure to visit the stores of my favorite designers - they are all listed in the blog posts and also on my right side bar!  I love these designers' work!

Sherwood Studio

Alexis Design Studio

True North Scraps

Over the Fence Designs (PattyB Scraps)