Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WM [Squared] Birthday Festivities and Blog Train - Template FREEBIES!

So today is Wendy of WM [Squared]'s Birthday (Happy Day, Wendy!!) and we are celebrating BIG because of it! Check out this fun ad to give you a tiny glimpse of the festivities:

I would definitely be checking out the Scrap Matters forum in the next few days - you never know what you might come accross! ;)

So on to the real reason why you might have stumbled accross my blog....BLOG TRAIN! WOOT WOOT!
You probably just left Kim's site ( )
And are ready for my first ever template freebie?!? Yes, I said first ever! I have never made a template before! It was kinda fun and I see myself doing it again in the future!

BUT, before you get the template, you have to bear with me and hear about my favorite birthday! For my 29th, my hubby and I took a child-free vacation, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We went on our second Carnival Cruise to get there, and we went a little crazy and had a little too much fun! ;) Here are just a few photos from that birthday trip:

And now for your is my Template Freebie! Click the link below the preview to download it!

Grab it HERE!!

The next stop on the train is Sarah -
And if you missed any of the other stops here is a complete listing:
1: Wendy:
2: Heather:
3.: Jennifer:
4. Heidi:
5. Tiff:
6. Liz:
7. Jenny:
8. Tanya:
9. Kate:
10. Heather:
11. Ami:
12. Erica:
13. Kendall:
14. Rach:
15. Whit:
16. Vicki:
17. Kim:
18. Niki: <----YOU ARE HERE
19. Sarah:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Scrap Matters - Friday

My two Creative Teams from Scrap Matters have been busy whopping it up lately!
Check out these 2 new releases from Amber of Stolen Moments...
First up is a Carved Template and Text Path pack, titled Bend In The Road:

My husband and I just celebrated our 12th year anniversary of being together, so I made this page for him using the pack as well as Amber's older kit, Yummy Scrummy Love:

Talk about busy! She also teamed up with Girl Boy Girl Designs to create this fabulous collab kit called Exit #3. If you have any travel plans this summer, you MUST have this kit!

I used this kit to document Alahna's first roadtrip to San Diego:

Wendy of WM [Squared] Designs has released a new template pack titled, Fabulously Negative V. 5:

I used one of her older kits, Viva Fiesta, along with these gorgeous templates, to scrap one of my 29th Birthday Memories:

Hope you are having a great week!!! I am thinking there are some good things going on in the next few maybe, just maybe, you might want to check back and see what I am talking about! ;)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Elemental Scraps New Releases

Happy Tuesday! Can you believe I am actually blogging something on time?? I know! Me neither! I had a little hospital scare yesterday, so I am officially taking it easy - feet up and all!

I am excited to show you what Val of geniaBeana Scraps released yesterday! The first one is a super bright summery kit called Sun Shiny Day:

And I have to say, I like how my LO came out! I think the Black and White photos with the bright papers and elements of the kit go really well together! Well, you decide for yourself!

Next up are both items for Elemental Scraps June Color Play. The first is from Captivated Visions and she calls it Pink Lemonade:

And my layout of my little summer girl, which I titled Slice of Summer:

Finally, is Val's take on the Elemental Scraps June Color Play called, Just Peachy:

And my layout:

I hope to continue with this "on-time" trend and will be back Friday with more new releases! Happy Scrapping!

Stolen Moments - Blog Wear and Contest

Amber of Stolen Moments has a brand new set of Blog Wear out this week at Scrap Matters:

And speaking of blog designs, how would you like to WIN a personal design of your very own??

All you need to do is snag this preview and post about Amber's service on your own blog - remember to link back to the product in the store - then head over to the Scrap Matters forum and leave her a link to your post. She'll come back June 10th and chose a random winner to receive their very own blog design!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

More New Releases!

Good morning fellow scrappers!! Hope this finds you all good and well! I only have 2 new releases to share this morning but a bunch of layouts I did for the Queen of Scrap contest as well!

On to the goodies first though! This first one is a gorgeous collab between Lyndsay Riches and Simply Scraps, found at Scrap Orchard, titled 2 Peas in a Pod:

I did a layout of me with my best friend of over 20 years, with this super cute kit:

WM [Squared] Designs has a new Word Art pack and a Paper Pack out today called Brothers & Sisters:

I thought these were perfect for a recent photo I took of Alahna kissing my "big ol' belly!"

The next 5 layouts are the last of my submissions to the Queen of Scrap contest over at Scrap Matters. I am sad to say that they aren't my best quality - I kinda lost my mojo at the end and was trying to reach my goal of 35 layouts in such a short time. But I will let you be the judge of that! Thanks for looking!! ;) ;)

As the time comes near for me to have this baby, I will be scrapping less and less. And most likely will be MIA for a good part of July and probably August. But don't forget about me! Because I will be back with lots of new baby pictures to scrap!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Friday!

Wanna see some new goodies?? Check out this amazing set of fabulousness!

First up is a template set by Wendy of WM [Squared] Designs. Elements Included V2 is found at Scrap Matters:

I did 2 layouts with these stunning templates, both using Wendy kits.!

The next two items are from Amber of Stolen Moments. She has this fun Alpha set titled SewNon Kraft Alpha:

And a new template set called Scraps by Number: Just Call Me Amanda:

I combined both new releases to create this fun kit of Alahna with her baby cousin, Jessiah:

Next up is a collab kit between geniaBeana Scraps, Sherri Tierney, and Meredith Cardall called Beach Cottage:

Here is my layout using this jam-packed Beachy kit:

Last, but most definitely not least, is a Grab Bag by Rachel of Captivated Visions, called Footprints In The Sand:

I used the Worn Papers, Alpha Set, and kit portions of the grab bag to create a layout that I am really happy with:

That's all for now! Happy Scrapping!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Blog Blog Bo Blog....

So I am waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind in my blogging (what's new and different, right??), so I am gonna really really really quickly show you my CT's kits and my LO's with them and then at the end some miscellaneous layouts I did for the Queen Of Scrap contest at Scrap Matters.

So first up is a new collab kit from Stolen Moments and Graham Like The Cracker of Scrap Matters called Carry My Heart:

And here is my layout using this gorgeous kit:

Next up is a new kit from Wendy of WM [Squared] Designs called Tropical Paradise:

And my layout using the fabulous beachy kit:

Next up is one of my newest favorite kits by Rachel of Captivated Visions. You can find it at Elemental Scraps, and its titled Serenity:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how my layout turned out. It's some of my favorite photos of Ryan and I dancing at my best friends wedding:

Next up is some new goodies from Val of geniaBeana Scraps - May's Artist's Palette at goDigital Scrapbooking, called Mango Berry:

My layout uses both the paper pack and the element pack, and is of my cutie-patootie when she was itty bitty!

The next item is a template pack that Wendy of WM [Squared] Designs released last week called Elements Included V.1:

I used one of Wendy's older kits titled Shamrocks, along with the template pack, to create this fun layout of Alahna this St. Patty's Day:

SuzyQ Scraps teamed up with AnnBV Designs this week to create this collab kit titled, Music In Your Heart:

I scrapped my little ham singing into her microphone with this kit:

Want to download a free kit?!?!? Then you don't want to miss this amazing FREE kit from SuzyQ Scraps called Heart to Heart. If you click on the kit preview it will take you to Persnickety Prints where you can download this kit and enter your layout into a contest to win fabulous prizes!

Here's a layout I made using this beautiful kit:

The final kit I want to share with you was released last week at Scrap Matters and is a collab between SuzyQ Scraps and Britt-ish Designs called Bon Appetit:

I love the rich colors and fun elements in this kit! Here is my girl making Mac and Cheese!

The next set of layouts I did were random ones I did for the Queen of Scrap Contest at Scrap Matters.

Now that I am all caught up....time for bed!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!