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Saturday, November 27, 2010

My First Year

Hello Scrapland!  I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving and a very productive Black Friday!  I know I did!  Yep, I was one of those crazies walking into Kohls at 3am!!  I love it!  And, now that I am pretty much done with my Christmas shopping, I can relax and get some scrapping done! 

Scraps of Ellay just put a very cute kit in store called My First Year, designed so that you can scrap all of your baby’s firsts with.  I’m loving it because it’s getting me to actually scrap those baby pictures I took of my little one.  Here’s what I’ve done so far:



Super cute huh?  Here’s the kit preview, click it to be taken to the store!

I hope you enjoyed what you saw!  Happy Scrapping! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

River Rose Winter

Hello Scrapland!  I want to say an early Happy Thanksgiving since I probably won’t be back until after!  River Rose has been busy this month and has put out 3 winter/Christmas kits in the past couple of weeks!  I’ve been having soooo much fun scrapping with them.  Let’s get started with the eye candy, shall we?

This first one is a collab she did with Amanda Carlson.  I absolutely love everything about this kit.  The colors, the theme, the cuteness!

Here’s what I did with First Frost:

Her second kit was a very cute and bright Christmas kit called Christmas Surprises:

Here’s the layout I did with Christmas Surprises, it was for the FPD Scraplift challenge:

And this last one she just released yesterday.  I LOVE this kit!  I love the colors and I absolutely love the theme! 

Here’s the layout I did with Cozy Winter, of my hubby and me cuddled up on the couch.

I hope you saw something you liked!  I know I did!  Now I’m off to scope out the Black Friday sales and plan my attack :)  (I know, I know, I’m crazy for going out at 3am to fight the mobs, but it’s just so much fun!  And it’s something I get to do with just my mom.  So, it’s well worth it!)  Oh, and I just picked up the perfect kit to scrap my shopping pictures with over at the Scrap Orchard Farmer’s Market sale.  No, I have no affiliations with Scrap Orchard, I just LOVE $1 sales!! :)  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Two Kits and a Contest!

Hello Scrapland!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Veteran’s Day!  I’d like to say thank you to all of my fellow servicemen and women past and present, for their wonderful time spent protecting our country, and a belated Happy Birthday to all of my fellow Marines!!! 

This week, River Rose has a whole bunch going on!  If you missed her kits in the Designer’s Contest over at DSA, she is putting (my favorite) one of her kits in store today.  AND, if you missed her Full kit newsletter Freebie, that will also be in store today for purchase!  Check out my layouts and the kit previews:


Here’s the Countryside Fall Kit that River Rose gave away in her newsletter:


And next week, River Rose will be releasing 2 wintery kits!!  One of them is a collab, and both of them are Fabulous!    

One of them is a kit with Amanda Carlson.  It’s just beautiful, and they are giving it away to TWO lucky winners!  All you have to do is click on the sneak peek to head over to the River Rose blog, leave a comment, then click on the link to head over to Amanda Carlson’s blog and leave a comment.  Then, you are entered!  Good luck everyone!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shutterfly Holiday Cards

Hello Scrapland!  I don’t know about you, but during my 5 minutes of downtime a day, I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to get my Christmas cards out.  Usually I would try to throw something together myself, but I can already tell that I’m just not going to have the time this year.  I’ll be lucky if I can get some nice holiday photos taken!  So, I’ve been looking into it and it looks like Shutterfly will be my go to place for cards this year.  They have hundreds of templates with something for everyone!

The layout I’m choosing to go with this year is simple and elegant and will give me room on the inside to write a nice note telling everyone what’s been going on this year in our household.  What a time saver!!  Check out the template I chose:

Like I said, there are HUNDREDS to choose from, so if you want to see more, just click HERE and choose the type of card you are looking for!

If you are too busy to even send out Christmas cards, maybe sending Happy New Year cards are more for you.  They have a HUGE selection of those as well!  Just click HERE to check out that selection!

Alice and I have also been known to put together photo calendars as Christmas gifts for family members.  We usually make a layout for each month and then upload them to Shutterfly for them to put together calendars for us.  Our family always loves getting those!  Some neat features that Shutterfly has are:
- You can put pictures of birthday people On the day of their birthday!
- You can type in special occasions right onto the calendar!
- They have lots of pre-made templates, so if you are having scrappers block, don’t fret, you have the drag and drop option!!

So, during your busy holiday preparations, don’t forget about your holiday cards!  Your family and friends will be looking forward to getting them, and photo cards are even more exciting!    Good luck everyone!

P.S. Bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly. sign up: http://bit.ly/sfly2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

November Boys

Hello Scrapland!  I hope everyone had a fabulous iDSD!  I didn’t do much on the computer because I had previous engagements, but I did take a ride on a couple of blog trains!  There sure was some great stuff out there this weekend.  I also took a trip to Archiver’s yesterday where they were doing a couple of free make-and-takes.  (I Love Free!)  It’s always fun to see the new techniques and products the paper scrappers are using nowadays. 

Anyway, I’m not here to babble about my traitorous trip to the paper scrapping world.  I’m here to tell you about the awesome kit River Rose released last Friday.  I always get excited when she makes boyish kits!  This time, she made a kit called “November Boys.”  I love the name, the colors, the concept, EVERYTHING!  Here’s the layout I made with it, titled “Keep Looking Up:”

Here’s the kit preview, click it to be taken to the store where everything is 40% off until the 17th!!!

That’s it for now, but this Friday, River Rose will be releasing her DSA Designer contest kits to her store, so keep a lookout for that!  I’ll be back with some eye candy in a few days.  :) 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November Playgroup

Hello Scrapland!  I hope everyone had a fun and scary Halloween!  I took my two little ones trick-or-treating, but they didn’t last very long.  It was a little chilly here.  I still had fun though (and am enjoying the candy). 

Well, now it’s November and coming up this weekend is Digital Scrapbooking Day!  Lots of places are planning LOTS of fun stuff to do all month in honor of DSD and River Rose is no exception.  Head on over to her blog HERE to check out what she has in store for you!  She also put out her November Playgroup yesterday and it’s fabulous!  It has a bunch of rich colors and elements and I love the variety in the colors.  Here’s what I did with it (using the template from FPD’s Template Challenge):

Check out all of the pieces of the Playgroup:


Fun stuff huh?  I hope you enjoyed the goodies today!  See you back here soon!