Friday, January 31, 2014

Super Saturday Sale at Scraps-N-Pieces

Are you looking for a way to expand your scrapping stash. The Super Saturday sale bin at Scraps N Pieces is a great way to pick up kits at a steal. True North Scraps has three great deals this week. The sale is valid Saturday, February 1st only.
No Rulz is $3.
No Rulz Too is $3.
And Frosty Flakes is $3.
And Lynn, one of our fabulous True North Stars, made a freebie for you using Frosty Flakes. Make sure to visit her blog to pick it up. I'm sure she would love to hear what you think of it, so be sure to leave a comment.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New from Sweet Digi Scrap YOU COMPLETE ME

Sweet Digi Scraps has a fab new kit today 1/30/2014 at The Digi Chick called

You can purchase the kit as a bundle (as shown above) or buy each of the 6 packs separately!  I especially like the new template pack that she included

I used the kit and the templates to create my layout - and I'm so glad that there was plenty in the kit to use so that my layout didn't have to be predominantly PINK (I am not a PINK kind of girl!)

You will find Sweet Digi Scraps sweet products exclusively at The Digi Chick 

HEARTS ON FIRE from Digi Deborah Designs

Digi Deborah Designs has a great new mini  kit called

available exclusively at Scrap TakeOut.

While you are at the Scrap TakeOut store, better check out these two fabulous BUY MY STORE offers from Digi Deborah Designs

(And did you notice that these advertisements were made with HEARTS ON FIRE?_

Here's my layout using HEARTS ON FIRE

Kit - Digi Deborah Designs HEARTS ON FIRE
template and wordart - made by me ps Scraps

Be looking for that wordart to appear on Projects by poki  on 2/12/2014 ... just saying ...

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sherwood Studio CELESTIAL

Sherwood Studio had a fabulous new kit

released at Scrapbook Graphics on 1/24/2014 - you can purchase the packs separately or as a bundle (and save 36%!)   Here's how Julie described this kit in the store:  With a "heavenly" color palette, vintage touches, and multiple thematic options, Celestial will brighten your stash and make your photos shine!

I certainly found it "heavenly" to work with ... as you will see in my layout.

This lovely "sky at sunset" photo taken October 30, 2011 around the point from where I live on Lake Belton!  I love that silhouette of the tree, and that dark space in the photo made the perfect spot for my quote/title!

at Scrapbook Graphics

Saturday, January 25, 2014

La Belle Vie Designs HOME SWEET HOME - FB Fan Freebie

La Belle Vie Designs has a sweet little kit called

available as a Fan Freebie on her FB page

I enjoyed pairing this cute kit with a photo of my house (several years old - I can tell because I changed the paint on the front of the house the year after this photo was taken!)

Kit - La Belle Vie Designs HOME SWEET HOME 
Template - inspired by
La Belle Vie Designs JINGLE ALL THE WAY #2

(I kept the cluster from the "Joy" template, altered it a little, and changed the word to "HOME!")

Be on the lookout for new products from La Belle Vie Designs coming soon to Scrap TakeOut!


True North Scraps released her lovely kit

while I was on "hiatus" from scrapping last Fall (when I had my eye surgeries ... I just couldn't see the details until both surgeries were completed!  But, hooray ... now I can see 20/20 again after 55 years in glasses, and unfortunately, I can see way too many details ... like my dusty house!  YIKES!)

I may have missed the inital release, but I have made up for it now...  I used True North Scraps LIVE LAUGH LOVE to create this layout


Template  Jen C Designs PHOTO FUN
links to her stores in right side bar

The cluster that I made in the layout was a freebie on Projects by poki FB 
 on 1/18/2014  - just scroll down until you find the SUPER SATURDAY SALE post from last Saturday!  The link will remain active until 2/10/2014.

I also used part of my cluster (see above) when I created a layout this past week for the January Template challenge at Scraps-N-Pieces!  


Template - Adriana's Cafe JANUARY TEMPLATE CHALLENGE #2
(Be sure to sign in to the forum so you can see the challenge thread!)

There is still time to get in on this fun challenge!

I love AUTUMN - can you tell?

Jen C Designs adds new kits to her other stores

Jen C Designs has added her latest kits to her other stores this weekend.

You will now find

at Pickleberry Pop

Here is the layout that I did with DOCTOR'S ORDERS ... it features a photo of me on the LAST DAY I had to wear my cast, after I broke my wrist on the step I'm sitting on!!!  That was a miserable 8 weeks in that cast!  Ouch is right! Occasionally, especially in the winter, it reminds me vividly of the OUCH!

Kit - Jen C Designs DOCTOR'S ORDER
Template - Jen C Designs IN THE MIDDLE

Jen has also added her 

to Gotta Pixel this weekend.  

I did this sweet layout with my greats ... one niece, three nephews, who have my heart!

Kit - Jen C Designs LOVED UP
Template - Jen C Designs CLICKAHOLIC Vol 2

Friday, January 24, 2014

It's almost Saturday .. and time for SUPER SATURDAY SALE at SNP

Saturday just keeps coming so quickly each week ... here it is almost time for another SUPER SATURDAY SALE at Scraps-N-Pieces.  True North Scraps has added 3 products  to the sale for tomorrow 1/25/2014.

First up, the kit

on sale one day only 1/25/2014 for just $2!

Also included in the SUPER SATURDAY SALE is 

on sale for $1

and finally the bundle

on sale 1/25/2014 for $3!  Such a deal!

Mike and I had just returned from our trip to Yellowstone National Park in 2012 when I created the layout for this kit!  

Kit:  True North Scraps KEEP CALM AND SCRAP ON
Template:  Southern Serenity Designs SUMMER TO REMEMBER (retired)

A little birdie told me that you might find a freebie using this kit on a blog by

I hope that birdie was right!  

Be sure to visit True North Scraps store at Scraps-N-Pieces to grab this fabulous kit on sale 1/25/2014.

FRIDAY FREEBIE - 1/24/2014 with Jen C Designs NEW START NEW YEAR

Jen C Designs has a fabulous kit in the January Digi Files called


I hope you have been over to check out her feature at The Daily Digi  - it published on 1/21/2014 (and I wrote about it earlier this week)

I love this color palette, and Jen's fabulous collection of papers and elements in this kit ... it was easy to work with.  Here's my layout (again - it also published here on Tuesday 1/21/2014).

That's Generations 3 and 4 of my family (my sister's two children and four grandchildren!)  

The quote I found for this layout inspired me:  "Children are the hands by which we take hold of Heaven."  Henry Ward Beecher.  So, I decided to add it to a tag for my FRIDAY FREEBIE today.

Links for all January FREEBIES will expire on 2/10/2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

One more new release for today - from Digi Deborah Designs

So did you make resolutions this month? Most people make some kind of resolution about losing weight or getting fit, and then forget all about it in a few days! I've tried the last few years to improve my general wellness, although I consider "diet" a 4-letter word! LOL! Digi Deborah Designs has a sweet new kit called 

which might help you toward recording your resolution goals! Her kit is available exclusively at Scrap Take Out 

One of my fitness goals for a long time was to be able to hike to the top of Enchanted Rock - between Llano and Fredericksburg, in the Texas Hill Country.  It is considered a batholith ... the solid rock is much larger than it appears, since the majority of the rock is underground... but I can promise you, there's a lot of rock above ground too!  Check out this ROCK here 

So I made my first truly unprepared attempt at scaling this rock in November 2010.  I got about half way up and just couldn't go any farther.  There is a sign pointing the "trail" but that sign LIES!  There is no TRAIL!  Just one very large, very round rock!  I was determined to make it to the top ... which I was able to do for the first time in April 2011!  I also climbed to the top again ... faster by 35 minutes!!!  ... in November 2012 ... goal accomplished!  Here is my layout featuring Digi Deborah Designs' LEAN AND MEAN and a template from La Belle Vie Designs GIMME MORE (not currently in her store)  Both designers sell exclusively at Scrap Take Out 

Another new release for today - Alexis Design Studio FOREVER IN MY HEART

Alexis Design Studio has a fabulous new kit called

here just in time for your Valentine!

Once again she has outdone herself ... with beautifully textured papers, lush elements, glitter stamps, an alpha ... so much in this kit!  You can purchase the kit packs separately or, just buy the bundle and save money!  

My layout features a photo I took during the Portrait Session at my niece Julie's wedding to Joe in September 2002.  Such a sweet kiss!

That luck has brought them a wonderful life and family with 3 boys now!  Love them all!

Thursday is always a busy day ... it's NEW RELEASE day!

Is there a super hero in your household?  Check out this new kit from
Sweet Digi Scraps

... and there's a template pack too! 

When I saw this kit, I immediately thought back to our vacation last Spring ... we visited the Strong Museum in Rochester, NY which houses the National Museum of Play (toys, toys, toys ... every toy you can imagine is showcased there!)  On the day of our visit, the Museum was displaying some life size statues of famous Comic Strip Superheros!  Mike balked a little at having his picture taken (so what's new!!!)  but he finally submitted to the photo shoot!  I got a couple pix of his "Superman stance" and then took a photo of him flying over the city of Rochester.  (the skyline photo was actually huge on the wall ... sideways ... so the subject just stands normally, and it looks like  flying!  How fun is that?)

In the 18 (almost!) years we've been friends, he has proven himself to be the "hero" in my life many times!  And I even got a giggle out of him when he saw this layout!  

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ps scraps IN GOD'S GARDEN elements

The previous two weeks I have shared some wordart tags

and the papers

from my kit


This week I have the element pack to share.

You can collect this week's installment from 

Links for all 3 parts are still available
Links will expire on February 10, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Jen C Designs has a beautiful kit in this month's offering at The Digi Files for January 2014.  Her kit is called


and has a luscious color palette, with lots of variety in papers and elements!

Check out her feature at The Daily Digi 

I certainly enjoyed using it for my layout 

The photo shows my niece Julie with her 3 sons (Blake age 7, Chase age 2, and Grant 3 months) and my nephew Bryan with his daughter Gaby (age 3)

Be sure to come back on Friday, Jan 24, to collect a freebie with this kit!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Beautiful new freebie from Alexis Design Studio

Alexis added another beautiful flower cluster freebie made using

You can collect this freebie at her blog

While you are over at her blog, take a look around, and you will find her first flower cluster with WINTER DREAMS is also still available:

Are you FEELIN' GROOVY today?

Just close your eyes and let Over the Fence Designs' latest kit


take you back to 1969 (sorry, if you're not old enough to recognize 1969 when you get there!)

If was a tumultuous year of ups and downs, both personally for me as well as publicly for everyone.  Where were you on July 20, 1969?  (Do you know what happened on this day?)

PattyB Scraps and ADB Designs have successfully collaborated again as Over the Fence Designs to produce the first in a planned series of kits inspired by #1 hit songs!

You can find this collection at all of PattyB Scraps' stores

and soon at My Memories

I think my sweet Gaby must have been "feelin' groovy" here - check out those shades:

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Texas weather!

A friend once told me that Texas has two seasons of weather:  HOT and UNPREDICTABLE!  And Winter 2014 has proven it!  We had a cold snap that took our temps down to the lower teens! YIKES (that's cold here, although in comparison to temps I've seen around the country, that appears to be "nothing!") and then last week it was in the high 60's every afternoon (which of course, I much prefer!)

Clooney & Me Designs just released her latest kit called


and if it's related, it's in there!  She has some really cute elements ... like a duck in rain gear.

and I really enjoyed using her weather vane border, which I reduced in size (from 12" to 6" wide) and then doubled up to make a smaller border)

Both images are displayed as web-ready *.jpgs.  You will find them as full size *.png files in the kit!

I used STORMY WEATHER to scrap a rainbow photo from Estes Park, Colorado taken in September 2002! (It's amazing what I find in my archive ... and I remembered taking the photo and went looking for it to go with this kit!)  An internet search for quotes about rain, gave me this one from Dolly Parton: "If you want to see the RAINBOW, you gotta put up with the RAIN!"

Be sure to stop over at Clooney & Me Designs' stores at Heartfelt Perfections and Digi Style Designs and check out STORMY WEATHER, and all her other great kits too!