Monday, October 26, 2009

Blog Train - Word Art Freebie!!

As promised, I am back with another Blog Train! WOOT WOOT! (I just love saying that! hehe!) This one is for Amber's collab with Laura of Simply Scraps, A Little Spacey!

I know I already showed you my LO, but just in case you forgot what you can do with this super fun kit, here it is again!

I whipped up some fun word art's for you to coordinate with this great kit! Wanna see?? Well here it is, and you can download them with the link below!

Download Word Art HERE

Don't forget to stop by the rest of the Stolen Moments and simply scraps CT blogs and snag all of the goodies! (Keep in mind we are all on different timezones, so if any one's post isn't up yet, be sure to check back later.)

Stolen Moments: Amber --
Simply.Scraps: Laura --
Yolanda --
Bree --
Niki -- <----YOU ARE HERE! Aimee --
Lisa --
Jen --
Kim --
Lori --
Jewelle --
Amanda --
Keyr --
Kate: Stolen Moments CT Blog --

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Alannah {reloaded}

I'm baaaaack, and promise I am announcing this on the right day this time! hehe!
Lyndsay Riches over at Scrap Orchard is releasing a new kit today (I promise its today!) and is titled none-other than Alannah (Reloaded). I say none-other because I was joking with Lyndsay that it was named "after" my daughter, who's name is Alahna (spelled a little different!). This kit is absolutely stunning! The patterned papers were my favorite with all the beautiful and feminine elements! Here is the kit (which BTW is on sale today!):

My layout of my "Alahna!":

Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Friday! New releases today!

Happy Friday, fellow scrappers!

So I just realized that I posted a LO and kit that wasn't releasing until tomorrow! UGH! SOoooo my bad for not following and reading directions!! It threw me off cause new releases at Scrap Orchard are normally on Friday's! I'm so sorry Lyndsay if you're reading this....I took it off and will set it up for tomorrow. Soooooo....

I have one new release I want to share with you today and it is from Stolen Moments of Scrap Matters. Amber teamed up with Laura of Simply Scraps to create this fun space-themed kit, titled A Little Spacey.

I did a layout of Alahna with my journaling about her favorite CD in the whole world: Laurie Berkner's Rocketship Run. The song which the CD is named after is what I titled this LO, 5-4-3-2-1 blast off! Another Rocketship Run! I will forever remember this moment of her life thanks to this kit!

AND!!! I have more fabulous news to share!! I was accepted to be on WM[squared] of Scrap Matter's Creative Team! WOOT!! I am super excited to pick up another team at Scrap Matters and am happy that I get to spend more time at one of my favorite stores and forums! I can't wait to be a part of Wendy's team and share all her fabulous goodies with you!! Here's the announcement in case you want to check it out! ;)

So I will be back tomorrow with that new release I accidentally posted this AM, again, tomorrow! haha!! And a little birdy told me that there might be a blog train coming through my blog on you might want to stop by then for some fun freebies!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dylabel Designs Debut

I will have some new releases to show as always, tomorrow, but wanted to pop in tonight to announce a fellow CTM of mines debut at GoDigitalScrapbooking! Dylabel Designs is now up and running and she has some beautiful kits that are at a steal of a price! She was so kind to share some of her creations with us, and I was able to play with one of her kits titled Berry Pistachio:

I just loved the colors of this kit and though this picture was absolutely perfect for it:

I will be back in the morning with 2 new releases and then again on Monday with some free goodies! Good night!! xoxo

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Journal Challenge, LOTW, New Store Opening, New Collab Kit - WOW!

Hello fellow scrappers!! I hope this finds you all well. I am having some seriously bad allergies here in Nevada, with all these horrible winds we have been having!
Enough of that boring stuff has been a busy weekend in my little corner of the scrapping world! Can I brag for just a second? Well I did the layout below for a Journal Challenge on our CT blog for Stolen Moments (here) and guess what?? It won me Layout Of The Week (LOTW) at Scrap Matters!! That seriously made my month! I feel so honored to have achieved that title!! Here's the Layout, and don't forget to stop by the blog and play along in my Journal Challenge so you can win some free goodies to Amber's store!

The next bit of news I want to share is about another CT of mine, geniaBeana Scraps! She just opened up shop at Elemental Scraps and with that she is releasing a gorgeous new kit, titled Sweet Memories. I have to share with you how much fun this kit was to play with. You know how sometimes when you scrap you stare at the screen and it just never seems right? And then there are those kits that just flow so perfectly for you and you love how easily it goes together? Well this kit flowed perfectly for me! It is available at both Elemental Scraps and Go Digital Scrapbooking - and it is on sale too!!

And my layout using this kit, which I call "Remember." It is a picture of Ryan and Alahna on our recent trip to Hawaii.

My final bit of news for today is a new Collab Kit by the K2 Kreative Krew - Kari Quinto and Kris Myers of Plain Digital Wrapper. It is titled My Dad & Me, and will be available at PDW tomorrow (10/21/09). Here is the kit preview:

And to honor my husband as a father, here is a layout of him and Alahna (again!):

I will have some beautiful new kits to share on Friday, and another blog train is in the works. So check back in a few days for the news and goodies!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Templates and Templates Oh My!

Happy Friday!! Do you like Templates? How bout' blocking Templates?? Amber of Stolen Moments has released 8 new blocking Templates today at Scrap Matters! The first set I am going to show you is titled R.O.U.N.D.E.D.:

I did a LO with one of them using Stolen Moment's kit, Into The Night:

Here is a preview of the second group of templates, titled B.L.O.C.K.E.D.:

And for my layout I used one of the block templates as well as the kit, Everyday Elegance, and Phrases [Framed] - all found at Stolen Moments store at Scrap Matters.

And guess what? You can get all 8 templates in THIS bundle pack for a discounted price!

That's all for today! I hope you have a great weekend and I will show you even more new goodies next week!

*hugs* Niki

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Template Challenge and Spooktacular New Release!

Happy Wednesday, fellow scrappers! If you have made it over to my corner of the blogging world you must be bored (hehe!) so how bout you try your hand at the Template Challenge on our Stolen Moments CT Blog???!!! It is being hosted by Yolanda and is open to entries til November head on over to our blog NOW and pick it up!! Here's the Template you get for FREE:

And the layout I did using the template and Amber of Stolen Moments kit, Helping Hands:

Wanna see the Spooktacular new release now?? geniaBeana Scraps teamed up with Snowflake Beach Designs to create this bright and fun Halloween collab. Check it out at GDS, and for a limited time you can find it on sale!!! Here's the kit:

And my layout of Alahna's first Halloween....I titled this Baby's 1st Boo!

I will have some more goodies to share on Friday!!! Until then, xoxoxo, Niki

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Some new goodies to show!

I have a few more kits to share with you today! The first is another collab between Kimi's Kreations and GeniaBeana Scraps of Go Digital Scrapbooking. It's a follow-up to their previous collab, this one is titled Who's My Girl and is 30% off this week only! Click on the kit preview to take you straight to the store:

And my layout is titled, In My Daughter's Eyes because I love the way Alahna's eyes look in these photos and that song is just perfect for how I feel about my special little girl!!!

The next kit I am going to show you is from Kari Quinto of Plain Digital Wrapper. This kit was released last year, but as you can tell is timeless for all of those Halloween photos. (The store is temporarily down for maintenance, so I will link when it is back up and running!)

I thought this kit was perfect for my DD's first trick-or-treating aftermath pictures (she went candy crazy!! hehe!). The journaling reads: "These pictures were taken right after your first real experience trick-or-treating (I say real because it didn't count when you were a baby!). You were so candy crazed it was hilarious to watch! You kept going through all of it over and over, analyzing the stash! You would count each piece into the bucket and then dump it all out and start over again!"

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Friday New Releases....

Happy Friday!!! Remember that sneak peek I showed you a few days ago?? Wanna see the beautiful kit it goes to?? Amber of Stolen Moments totally outdid herself on this one!! I can honestly say its the most beautiful kit I have ever seen let alone got to play with! She titled it, Into The Night (did you go guess on our CT blog??), and it can be found at Scrap Matters.

And of course my layout to go with this gorgeousness. I have to brag for a moment....I'm not sure if I have ever mentioned on here that my husband, Ryan, is an artist. Well his opinion means the world to me, because, well, I am not! hehe! I always show him my layouts because this is my creative outlet, and as an artist he can truly appreciate that. Well he fell in love with my layout! He said I picked the perfect colors to go with those pictures because of the hues in her face....well you don't care about all of that, but it sure felt good coming from him!

The next new release today comes from Lyndsay Riches and is a Halloween themed kit titled, Something Wicked (fun name, eh!?). The colors in this kit are so bright and the elements are so fun! Lyndsay did a great job making this kit her own unique style! You can pick it up at Scrap Orchard and will be 20% off for today only!

And my layout is of Alahna's first pumpkin carving experience back in 2007. It's crazy to think this will be her 3rd year of carving pumpkins! *sigh* Where did my itty bitty baby go??

That's it for now. I have a few more layouts to complete this weekend, and I am taking a Photoshop Class through GDS that I have to do one more lesson in as well.

Have a great weekend!

Bake Your Birthday Cake!

Guess what? It's one of the designers of my CT's birthday and do you know what that means? It means a new kit and a great birthday sale! Desytka Designs created this fabulous, dreamlike, birthday kit to celebrate and you can find it at NDISB, Scrapbird, or Dreamland Digital Designs on sale til the 10th!

And here is my layout I did with the kit using pictures of Alahna opening up her 1st Birthday presents on the morning of her birthday!

Check back tomorrow for a few more new releases!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sneak Peek of Stolen Moments kit to be released on Friday!

This Friday, Amber of Stolen Moments, is releasing a new kit to her store over at Scrap Matters. This kit is stunning - both beautiful and elegant! Here's a little sneak peek for you:

Don't forget to check out Amber's store on Friday to catch this gorgeous kit! AND if you check out our CT blog and leave a comment on the post HERE, you could win this gorgeous kit for free!! Hurry on over and reply to the blog contest!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

An Announcement and Catchin' Up

It's been a while since I have last blogged! Before I go into my latest layouts, I have an announcement to make! Amber of Stolen Moments is closing up shop at Sunshine Studio Scraps. Which means a HUGE sale on all of her products over there!! Everything will be 20% off Oct. 5th-10th. She will also be retiring several products, and those will be marked down 40-50% off.
All coupons or other discounts will be disabled during this time. Here is an ad to her closing sale linked to the store!!! Hurry on over because you don't want to miss these deals!

Okay, now time to catch up on a few of my latest layouts (I have about 3 others I can't share yet until the kits are released later this week!). The first I did to support our CT blog for Stolen Moments. If you head over there you will see that we are running tons of different challenges for prizes, and I tried my hand at Lori's template challenge! Here is the kit I used, titled Holding Out:

And my layout using Lori's template:

The next kit I played with this week was by Kimi's Kreations of GDS. It is titled Doodlebug and was sooooo super fun and cute to play with!!! Don't let the colors fool you, it was extremely versatile and absolutely gorgeous!

And my layout using a picture of Alahna when she was just 4 months old! I titled it Cuddlebug instead of the kits title Doodlebug because we used to call her that when she was itty bitty!

And my last layout that I am going to show you (for now!) was just a kit I bought last week because I thought it matched Alahna's 1st Halloween costume perfectly. It was fun to actually buy a kit and scrap at my leisure! I had a down week last week with Creative Teams and needed my scrap fix! hehe!! Here's my little bunny rabbit:

Check back in the next few days, I have some fun new kits that are releasing towards the end of the week that I want to show you!