Monday, January 31, 2011

Just another Manic Monday!

It's Manic Monday over at ScrapMatters! And if you're like me, you love to see what they have on sale! Well, today Graham Like the Cracker has a fabulous kit for half off. It's called Love that Girl, and it's just gorgeous! Here's the preview. It's linked to the store.

And, here's the LO that I made using this kit.

This kit is so beautiful, and would work so well for all the Valentiney LOs you'll be making. Be sure to snag it today while it's half off!

New challenge over at Mousescrappers!

Donna (This Dixie Pixie) has started a new challenge over at Mousescrappers that sounds super fun! It's called a scraplift challenge. She supplies the layout to scraplift, instead of looking through a gallery. Then, you just use it as you wish and upload your scraplifted LO. It's kind of like the telephone challenge, but it's instantaneous, instead of waiting for a reveal.

She also has a sweet PP if you choose to participate. I think it looks like a lot of fun. So be sure to check it out. It will be under the challenge section. And it can be found here.

Happy scrapping!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Some new LOs from Graham Like the Cracker's kits

I have been getting behind in my challenges over at ScrapMatters. I usually have a lot of fun completing them, but life just got in the way lately.

So I thought I would try to catch up and at least get some of the template challenges done, and I'm so happy that I did. I absolutely love how these LOs came together.

Here's the first one I did using Graham Like the Cracker's Splendiferous Splender and a tuesday template from Mye de Leon:

I love the colors in this kit. They are to die for. Check it out. Image linked to Jen's store.

And here's the next one I did using a tuesday template from Tanya Riley and the Drift Away Collab from Graham Like the Cracker and By Becca.

I adore the colors in this one too! So perfect for my Old Key West pictures! Check out the sweet deal, it's packed full of goodness! Image linked to Jen's store again.

The challenges over at ScrapMatters are lots of fun, check them out if you haven't done them before!

New contest from Kellybell Designs!

Kelly has an exciting contest launching today! She wants you to name her NEW KIT!!!

Just make you way over to Kelly's blog and put in the comments your idea to NAME THIS KIT! Next Friday Kelly will announce the new name, and the poster that suggested it will win the kit for FREE!! Everyone else will be able to pick it up for 25% off next weekend.... so be sure you enter to win!! Don't forget to leave your email addy, so that Kelly can let you know if you win!!!

Kellybell is also taking a moment to shine a spotlight on one of her awesome CT members today!!

And HEY!!! Its ME!!!!

Q. How did you get into Digital Scrapbooking?
I had done paper scrapping for years since my 16 year old was about 2. I completely loved it, but I found myself falling behind as the kids got older and were more active in activities. So some friends did digital, and their pages were so beautiful and vibrant, that I had to try it. After I broke down and got PSE8 about 9 months ago, I was completely hooked.

Q. What brought you to Kellybell Designs?
I first learned of Kelly's creative skills from another forum I frequent (wdwmagic). She posted some of her great kits on there, and so I checked out her store. I soon had a huge wish list that I wanted. When she had a CT call, I was super excited to apply. I was thrilled to be a guest for a month, and I vowed that I would do anything possible to make her keep me on! I guess it must have worked, because I'm still here!

Q. What has been your best moment as a member of Kelly's Team?
Every moment on Kelly's Team is fabulous! The ladies here are super supportive, ready to help, and the creativity is phenomenal! And getting the first peek at Kelly's wonderful kits is the icing on the cake! So I guess I would have to say that the moment I got that email telling me I had gotten a spot on the team was my best moment!

Q. In addition to being a member of the team .. tell us a little about you.
I am a busy mother of 4- three dancers and one hockey player. I spend most of my life running them to their activities. And, of course, the only place that I'd rather be is in Disney World. I have been a lifelong lover of the World, and I love creating LOs from my favorite place using Kelly's great kits!

Q. What is by far your favorite kit here at Kellybell Designs?
Oh, my! I so can't choose a favorite! I'm so wishy-washy! I can find something to love about anyone and anything! There are so many things that I love about each and every one of Kelly's kits. So I decided to choose my favorite LO that I did, and choose that kit as my favorite, which would be Expedition Safari. Here is a freebie using that kit.

(click the image or HERE to download!)

Q. Will you share with us a few of you favorite pages you've made using Kelly's kits??
A. Sure!!

This one I used "Sign Here"

This next one I used Expedition Safari

And Finally, One using Walk The Plank!

Look at the cool button that Kelly made for me to show off being Member of the Month for January. I so love it! Now I just can't wait to see who will be spotlighted next month! I bet you can't wait either!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Awesome template from Wyld Web Designs

I made this LO a few weeks ago, and I had been meaning to post it. Wyld Web Designs has come out with this awesome year in review template that I thought would be perfect for remembering our Disney vacation. I had an absolute blast going through all my pictures to find the perfect ones that I wanted to use. And it took me WAY less time that it would have if I'd tried to put 100 pictures on a LO on my own. Here it is.

I absolutely love it!! I think it's a great ending page. Of course, it's going to take a long time to get to the point where I'm ready for an ending page! I used a few kits from Graham Like the Cracker for the backgrounds and the few elements I used. I used For Him for the alpha and brads and An Orchard Harvest for the papers.

Check out Char's fab template! You can change it up or just leave it as is like I did.

                                                       image is linked to the store

Happy scrapping!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Arrrgh, Matey's, Time to Walk the Plank with Kellybell Designs

Shiver me timbers, mateys! If it's pirate booty you come a seeking, you've arrived at the right spot. Kellybell Designs has the perfect kit for scrapping all your pirate adventures, it's called

Walk The Plank
This kit is filled with 15 papers in swashbuckling colors. There's 55 elements including 8 word strips, pirate ship, compass, cannon, skull and crossbones, jolly roger flag, and several flowers, ribbons and buttons. This kit makes it easy to scrap your pirate parties, meetings with Jack Sparrow and rides on Pirates of the Caribbean. Avast me hearties, take a closer look:

Kelly also created a matching set of 6 word art sayings which make awesome titles for your pages.

Steer your boats over to Kelly's store and grab these quick. This weekend only, the kit is available for a special sale price of 25% off.

Here's some pirate inspiration for you.

Kelly's Creative Team has lots of fun creating freebies for you. Make sure you stop by each blog to check out their layouts and grab their freebie designs. And don't forget to write a comment before you leave.

and our January Guest: Donna (Dixie Pixie) --

Thanks for stopping by today. Here's my pirate freebie for you. Enjoy!

click image to download

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ahoy, it's a Kellybell Sneak Peek!!!!

I know, it's hard not to give this one away, but you have to come back on Friday to check out the awesomeness of Kelly's new kit!! You will be amazed with all the loot!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Let's get Contemporary with some Modern Magic!!

We all know there’s magic in the air at Disney, but that magic turns MOD when you walk through the doors of one of the unmistakable Walt Disney World landmarks…the original Contemporary Resort !

The Contemporary is the inspiration behind the brand new kit from Kellybell Designs
“Modern Magic!”
It’s also her first collaboration with Kellybell Designs Creative Team leaders Melissa and Paula—and it is a winner!


From the posh, modern, almost retro feel of the Contemporary, and its newer luxurious Bay Lake Towers to the ultra sleek California Grill and the not-to-be missed Monorail rides…this kit will complement all of your favorite or yet-to-be captured Disney moments.

Modern Magic is full of 16 rich papers, and more than 45 amazing modern and architectural elements (check out the monorail and adorable furniture pieces!) and a full alpha with a brushed metal look and a little glamorous glow!

You can also purchase the matching word art that Kellybell promises will give you the perfect title for those magic memories!

And, for this weekend only—the kit is available at the
special sale price of 35% off
but don't is only this weekend!…

Kellybell’s CT was so excited to get to work creating some Modern Magic of their own…check out Kellybell’s blog for all the beautiful pages.

Here is the page I created using Modern Magic:

And as a thank you for stopping by, here is a freebie I made just for all of you:

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Here's a list of Kelly's whole creative team.... be sure to stop by and see what they have for you today!

Melissa --

Paula --

Linda --

Julie --

Lisa --

Roxana --

Jenn --

and our January Guest: Donna (Dixie Pixie) --

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sneak Peek for Kellybell Designs

You have GOT to come back on Friday for the full reveal! You're not going to want to miss this one! It is so fabulous! And Kelly's creative team has cooked up some fantastic freebies for you too! See you Friday!

Friday, January 7, 2011

It's time to remember the magic of Kiss the Girl!!

It's a brand new year so we have a brand new theme for remembering and re-releasing Kellybell's fabulous older kits! Just like with children's toys at Christmas, sometimes in our digital stashes things get buried and forgotten as we get something shiny and new. Or, maybe you are new to digi... and you didn't know this weeks amazing kit was even available! Either way, this week we are going to introduce.... or re-introduce.....


This kit and matching word art were inspired by everyone's favorite under sea princess! The kit is packed full of underwater, floral, and beach elements to scrap that seaside, beach, cruise, or poolside layouts. It has 15 papers, 57 fun elements and a full alpha!

The kit and word art are both on sale today until Midnite EST Sunday January 9th for HALF PRICE!! So be sure to stop over at Kelly's store and them up!
For a little inspiration, here is what I scrapped this week using Kiss the Girl!

To thank you for stopping by... I have a little freebie for you. Kelly's creative team always has a blast getting ready for these re-releases so be sure to visit the other CT members blogs, they're certain to have some awesome goodies for you too!

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Here's a list of Kelly's whole creative team.... be sure to stop by and see what they have for you today!

and our January Guest: Donna (Dixie Pixie)-