Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happy iNSD (Weekend!)!!

Happy iNSD!! Ready for all the goodies I have been working so hard with this week? I will try to make this short and sweet so you can go spend your money and participate in games and challenges!

Wendy of WM [Squared] Designs has been UBER busy this week and has not just one very full grab bag in the store, but 2!!!!
The first one has a summery beachy themed kit, a negative space template set, a gorgeous date stamp, a word art pack, and bonus alphas! Check out the preview:

Here's my layout using all of the products in the grab bag:

The second grab bag is a collab between WM [Squared] Designs and Haynay Designs with a wedding themed kit, a template set, a gorgeous set of date stamps, a word art pack, and 2 alphas! Check out the preview here:

And my layout with all the items included in the grab bag:

Check out this ad by Amber of Stolen Moments:

So hurry on over to her store and pick up this grab bag, which included a full kit, alpha bits, date blots, and a template pack so you can be entered for a chance to win!

Here is my layout with all the items included in Amber's grab bag:

Next up is a new kit by Val, aka genia Beana Scraps, called In Spring. You can pick it up at either Elemental Scraps or goDigital Scrapbooking.

Here is my layout using this beautiful kit:

Last, but certainly not least, is a kit by Captivated Visions called, Pure. You can find it at Elemental Scraps, Gotta Pixel or Rachel's new personal store!

My layout using this beautiful kit:

I hope you have a great weekend! Have fun scrapping - I know I will!!

The start of iNSD

I have one new release to kick off the iNSD festivities. Lyndsay Riches of Scrap Orchard created this fun new berry themed kit called Berry Delightful. It's on sale for just a $1 this weekend, so you MUST head over to the orchard and snag it up before its full price!

She also created this matching Alpha set for just a $1 this weekend too!

Here is my layout using both the kit and the Alpha. I don't have any berry photos, so I made a layout that didn't use the themey elements!

I have 5 more goodies to share tomorrow - so don't forget to check back to hear and see the newest news!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Gotta catch up before the iNSD festivities begin!

I have been so busy this week preparing for all the iNSD sales, goodies, and treats that I almost forgot to blog last weeks new releases! So I need to get these out there before they are lost in the business of the weekend!

Wendy of WM [Squared] Designs came out with a new set of Project 365 templates called Day by Day V.4:

So I gave up on my Project 365 about 6 weeks ago...I know, I know - bad bad Niki! I have been so super busy and so super pregnant....well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! So I didn't scrap Project 365 but tried to catch up on my Pregnancy Belly Progression shots instead with this fun multi-photo template set:

Next up is a collab kit between Stolen Moments and Melissa Bennett, found at Scrap Matters, called Sweet As Sugar:

I just love this super girly kit and had to scrap photos of my super girly-girl:

Next up is one of my newest favorite kits, another collab kit, between Lyndsay Riches and Wild Dandelion Designs of Scrap Orchard, called Mommy Deerest:

This is my favorite photo of Alahna and I, taken on my 30th birthday, and I am so in love with how my layout turned out. If I had to explain my favorite scrapping style this would be it!

The last item I want to share with you are these fabulous word bit strips by SuzyQ Scraps of Scrap Orchard called Lifelines #1. They are the absolute perfect addition to any layout!

I used them on a layout I did of Alahna's 3rd Birthday party:

I will be sitting down tomorrow and setting up my ultra long blog post for the iNSD weekend! I have 6 new items to share - from HUGE grab bags to beautiful kits galore! Check back Friday morning for the news!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A few days later....

and I am showing you last Friday's new releases!
Have you seen Amber of Stolen Moments newest collab kit with Britt-ish Designs? If not, you must head over to Scrap Matters and check out the theater themed kit, Opening Night:

I will definitely be using this kit again, but I just scratched the surface of whats included by scrapping my daughter being her cheesy ham self:

The next collab I want to show you is by Wendy of WM [Squared] Designs and Sarah Bennett, both of Scrap Matters. In celebration of Earth Day this week, here is a preview of their themed kit titled Go Green:

I don't have any Earth Day type of pictures to scrap, so I chose to use pictures of where our family considers this Heaven on Earth, Dinkey Creek, California!

The final kit I want to share with you is a super fab Earth Day collab between SuzyQ Scraps and Amanda Heimann titled, Going Green.

I just LOVE Suzy's doodled frogs in this kit, and it just screamed at me to scrap my daughter's Halloween costume from last year - yes, my daughter was a frog! I really love how this LO turned out!

Thanks for looking! I hope to be on time with my blog post on the MANY new releases this week!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday, again!

I'm baaack! That cake sure was yummy! Ready for this weeks goodies?? Here we go!
First up is a collab between Stolen Moments and Stacy's Backdoor Designs called Boys in My Backyard. Check this super fun boy kit:

It really is a perfect kit for any outdoor photos you may have to scrap. I re-scrapped some of my favorite photos of Alahna that I had originally scrapped back when I first started playing around in Photoshop and looking back hated what I had done with them. I am happy with how this one turned out!

Next up is a super girly Spring kit by Wendy of WM [Squared] Designs titled, Spring Is Here.

And another set of fabu Templates inspired by fellow CT members, Becca and Wendy, called Be Inspired - Becca & Wendy:

My layout uses both the Spring kit as well as the templates:

On Wendy's blog, Jen D is hosting a Blog Template Challenge that I was able to play with. Click on the Template preview below to take you to Wendy's blog where you can download the template and play along!

Here is my sample of what you can do with the template using Wendy's kit, Happy Easter:

The last kit I was able to play with this week I was slightly unsure about before downloading. The reason being is that it is first of all called Talkin' About Boys, and the second being that I don't have any boys (yet!)!! So I wasn't sure if I would be able to pull this amazing kit off....but I was able to use the gorgeous neutral colors in this kit to showcase my little girl. Here is the kit by Lyndsay Riches found exclusively at Scrap Orchard:

And my layout of my sweet girl:

Whew! I am so happy to say I am officially caught up on my blogging all these gorgeous kits and my layouts. I hope you all have a great weekend and following week and I will try my best to stay on top of keeping you in the scrapping loop!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Uh oh! Need to update my LO's and catch up!

Hello fellow scrappers! It's been a while! I have a lot of catching up to do! I will start by showing you last weeks kits that I was privileged to play with!

Unfortunately I had to end my guest gig with Rachel of Captivated Visions, because I have had some pregnancy complications which have made me have to slow down and rest more than I was. She is such a sweetheart though and I will be keeping in touch with my new-found digi-friend and talented designer! The last kit I was able to play with, is also my favorite, and is titled Very Cherry. Check it out at Elemental Scraps:

The layout I did with the kit won me Layout-Of-The-Day at Gotta Pixel!! I just love the colors and textures of this kit!! Check out my daughter and her cousin at just a few weeks old!

Next up is an April color-play kit by genia Beana Scraps, titled Spring Sunset. You can find the Elements, Paper Pack, as well as Card-Stock at Elemental Scraps:

I used the various parts of the Color-Play Pack to create this page of my sleepy little baby girl! It seems like so long ago!

I am super excited to share this next kit with you!! SuzyQ Scraps came up with the most fabulous idea EVER! Have you seen tons of wedding kits in the shops and always thought that there was nothing to match your wedding colors and pictures? Well now there is something JUST FOR YOU! She has created "Especially For You - Made To Order" which is a wedding kit that you order specifically for your pictures and colors! You buy the kit (follow the link by clicking on the kit picture), and email Suzy your color choices. Then she emails you back a custom kit of papers and elements! Easy-peasy and such a great idea!

I had a slower scrapping week last week so I was able to do 2 layouts with the custom kit she made just for me! I ordered neutral papers and then cream and red elements. Here is a taste of what I could do with this gorgeousness:

SuzyQ Scraps also had a different wedding kit in the Scrap Orchard store last week as well. Check out Especially For Melanie:

I did a wedding layout of none-other-than me with this beautifully elegant kit!

The final kit I want to share from last week is by Wendy of WM [Squared] Designs titled Vintage Spring. This beautiful kit is found at Scrap Matters:

I also used a new template pack from Wendy to create this layout of my Alahna!

I am going to go satisfy my pregnancy craving of chocolate cake right now and I will be back to update you with this weeks kits and layouts!