Sunday, January 31, 2010

February Blog Train: Hey, Mr. Groundhog!

ChooChoo! It's blog train time again! This months color palette is a soft, beginning-of-spring toned one with lots of great neutrals that can be used for almost anything! They are lots of great pieces to gather so make sure you ride the train all the way around! (Don't forget the designers live all over the world, so check back if someone's post isn't up yet.)

My contribution this month is a lowercase alpha. It's made of slightly crumpled paper and stitched on one side. It's also a nice neutral tan so I hope you can find a use for it on a variety of scrapbook pages!

Also, scroll down for additional freebies and my kit submissions for the STS Designer Darling contest!

And here are the links to the rest of the train.
Don't forget to leave your love along the way!

Becky aka SAHM Scrapper
Night Light Scrapper
Digi-Scrapz by Christi
Scraps N Pieces
¡nyi + a digit·lis scrapbooking
Nibbles Skribbles
Little Red Scraps
JIC Creations
Scrapalicious Cereal
Just For Fun
Saphira's Scrapdesign
Lots of PrettyThings
Let Me Scrapbook!
Rainamoon Scraps
Adriana's Cafe
Always Be Neighbors Designs
Scrappin' Serenity
The Scrappy Kat
Craft With Me
Shel Belle Scraps
Tonisha's Playground
Where The Heart Is
Altered Sea
Kerry's Scraps
This Little Missy <---You are HERE Seal Scraps
Samantha Scraps
Milly Dee Designs

Final Summer Love Freebie

Here is the last freebie for my "Summer Love" mini kit entry for the Designer Darling contest. But first, let me link you up one last time. :)
(Note: You will be prompted to sign-in/register with the forum to download or vote)
Voting ends at 3:35pm MST Sunday Jan. 31st.

Voting for Round 3 is now CLOSED.
Thanks for all the support!

Also, scroll down through the last few posts for additional freebies and add-ons to this kit and others!

And finally, today's freebie is a quick page for you to scrap. Here's what I made with the page:

And here's your freebie:


Thanks again for all your votes and comments. They really mean a lot to me!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Summer Love Doodle Kids Freebie

I am SO EXCITED for this next freebie! You may have noticed the cute little girl and boy doodle in my kit "Summer Love". Just as reminder....
NOTE: You will be prompted to sign-in/register to download or vote
(I'm the 5th down :) )

Voting for Round 3 is now CLOSED
But as I was saying... those cute little doodle kids? Well, I decided to be brave with this kit and hand-drew them myself. I like them so much that I decided to make you and additional pack of little lovers! Aren't they cute?!


Hope you like them! :) Also, if you have the opportunity, I would really appreciate your VOTE in the Stuff to Scrap forum. Voting opened late today and has been extended through Sunday afternoon. See the link above to be taken directly to voting. Thanks!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Summer Love Add-On Freebie

Here comes your FIRST freebie (yes, first! Keep checking back all weekend for more goodies!) for my weekly entry in the STS Designer Darling contest "Summer Love". Remember my kit? Here's another peek:

(NOTE: This is a direct link to all of the designers Round 3 kits and download links. You will be prompted to sign-in/register to gain access.)

As always, I would also appreciate your vote if you like the kit. Voting opens Friday (Jan. 29th) and closes at Midnight MST Jan. 30 over in the forum.

I had so much fun making this mini kit... I could have kept going....and going... hehe But I had to restrain myself. :) Today I have a free add-on for you. It has 5 solid papers (everything except orange because its already in the kit!) and 5 extra elements.


And don't forget about my other free kits from Round 1 & Round 2. They will remain free in the forum until the end of the competition. Scroll down to snag the previous goodies that go with them and catch the download links. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Round 3: Summer Love Kit

For this week's challenge we were given a picture to use as our inspiration for our mini kit. I LOVED the colors in this photo and decided to base my color palette around those. To me, the bold colors said "summertime", but even more it made me think of all those secret summer crushes I had as a child. Growing up I was certain that almost every family vacation we went on I was going to fall in love with some mysterious stranger. I suppose I watched too many girly movies. :) So this kit is for all those young lovers out there...

Summer Love
The perfect kit to scrap your summer adventures or sweet romances. This kit is so adaptable and can be the perfect non-traditional Valentine's kit or great for scrapping a day at the park.

Download "Summer Love" FREE here
(Note: This is a direct link to all of the designer kits for Round 3. You will be prompted to sign-in/register to gain access.)

Be sure to check back over the next few days for fun FREE add-ons and surprises!

Like this kit? Have a suggestion? Leave a comment! I'd love to hear it!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Girls Night Out FREE QP & Template

I hope you are all enjoying my new mini kit "Girls Night Out". This kit (and all others for the Designer Darling Competition) will remain free in the forum throughout the competition...4 more weeks! Please consider voting to keep me in the competition (and make you more fun freebies!).

Download the original kit here
**This link is now EXPIRED**
Voting for Round 2 is now closed.
VOTE in the Forum, HERE
(NOTE: You will be prompted to sign in/register to access the forum.)

For your next treat I have created a quick-page and template for you to use with this kit. Here is the layout I made:

The Quickpage is a 12x12, 300ppi PNG file with the photo areas to cut out. Simply slip your pictures in the appropriate place and add some journaling! Want to choose your own papers? The Template is a 12x12, 300 ppi PSD file. Each layer is labeled with clipping options for you use to complete your custom scrapbook page.


Purchase the template HERE

p.s. If you haven't grabbed it already, don't forget about the kit add-on in the post below!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Girls Night Out FREE Add-On

As promised I brought you a FREE add-on to my Girls Night Out Kit for the STS Designer Darling Competition. But first let me link you up.... :)

To download the FREE original kit, CLICK HERE
My kit and download links are about half way down the page.
(NOTE: You will be prompted to sign in/register to download)

Also, VOTING for Round 2 opens Friday morning. Please consider voting for me when the time comes. :)
**Voting Polls are now OPEN. Click HERE to vote for your two favorite designers!**

And finally your add-on freebie.... 5 extra papers and 7 more elements...

::CLICK HERE to download::

EDIT: Here is an alternate download link through MediaFire. It is the same add-on as the link above, just through a different file-hosting server. I will also be providing an alternate link in the forum for the main kit as well.

Also, please leave me a comment if you have any troubles downloading the kit. I have been hearing rumors of 4shared having problems and am looking into other file-hosting options. Thanks!
p.s. Feel free to leave comments if you like the kit too :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Round 2: Girls Night Out

Week 2 of the Designer Darling Competition is winding down over at Stuff to Scrap. For this weeks challenge we had to create a mini kit using this color palette:

Whew! Talk about a bright one! And if that wasn't challenging enough we were also unable to use any CU items. Exceptions were made for fonts, brushes, and custom shapes, but that was IT! It took me a while, but I finally came up with a workable theme and entered it for submission earlier this evening. So without further ado allow me to introduce...
Girls Night Out
A perfect little mini to scrap all those "girls only" moments. It's also great for scrapping pictures of those little ladies who just love to dress up and play grown-up. And best of all, it's absolutely FREE! So go on check it out!

Like last week's mini you will have to go to the Stuff to Scrap forum to get the download links for the kit. Registration is required, but it's free AND you get access to all 20+ mini kits from the other Designer-hopefuls as well. Watch for me "Carissa" about half way down. :)
**Link EXPIRED**
(NOTE: This is a direct link to all of the competition designers kits for Round 2. You will be prompted to sign in/register before gaining access.)

Oh, and I wanted to mention all of my kits, as well as the other designers' competition kits, will remain FREE for the duration of the competition. So head on over to Stuff to Scrap to get downloading!

AND don't forget to check back over the next week days. I'll have a kit Add-On and maybe another goodie for download. :)

Like what you see? Have a suggestion? I'd love to hear it! Leave me a comment!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Go-Lucky Grape FREE Add-On Part 2

Back again to give you Part 2 of the Add-On to my new mini kit Go-Lucky Grape. Remember this kit is part of a Designer Competition I'm participating in over at Stuff to Scrap.

If you would like to Download the original kit CLICK HERE.

If you would like to VOTE FOR ME, CLICK HERE.
(Just as a reminder.... you will be prompted to sign-in/register to download the kit or vote in the forum. Registration is free and will give you access to all the designer's freebies!)

I really appreciate any and all of the votes and comments. This has truly been a HUGE learning experience for me so far... and we're only one Week One! hehe Anyway, here is another peek at the Add-On to this kit.

Oh, and I'd love to hear any feedback you have on the kit and Add-On. This is all new ground for me and I can use all the feedback I can get! Thanks!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Go-Lucky Grape Freebie Add-On

Remember that cute mini kit I made for the Stuff to Scrap Designer Competition?

Want to get it for F-R-E-E?!?
(don't ya just love that word?)

Here's the deal. Head on over to the Stuff to Scrap Forum HERE and snag the original mini kit. (NOTE: You will be prompted to sign in/register to gain access to the forum. Do it. You don't want to miss all the freebies waiting for you on the other side!)

While you're there hang out, check out the other designer's free kits, and *VOTE*. Voting for Round One is open Friday morning (TODAY!) through Midnight MST Saturday night. Already downloaded the kit? I still would LOVE your support! You are able to vote for two designers this week. Click HERE to be taken directly to the voting thread. (Once again, you may need to sign in/register)

After you're done swing back here for Part 1 of my mini kit Add-On. Here's a quick preview of the complete Add-On you'll be getting.

Download Part 1 HERE

Part 2 of the Add-On will be available to download tomorrow. If you snag all three pieces you'll have once nice little kit to do some scrapping with! So what are you waiting for?! Get to voting and downloading! Yay!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Round One: Go-Lucky Grape

This week was Round One of the Designer Darling Competition over at Stuff to Scrap. Our challenge this week was to create a kit using this color palette.

And this is the kit I made:

The kit is *FREE* over in the Stuff to Scrap Forum. You'll need to register (if you haven't already) and look for the Designer Darling Challenge section. Then you'll gain access to all the wonderful FREEBIES created during the Competition, as well as the regular freebies and fun that is Stuff to Scrap.

CLICK HERE to be taken to the forum to download this kit. (NOTE:this is a direct link to all of the Designer's kits to download! You will be prompted to log in/register before gaining access.)

Voting opens Friday morning and will go through the end of Saturday. Be sure to vote in the forum and check back here during those days. I'll have a surprise Add-On to my kit here each day to remind you. :)

Thanks in advance for voting and please leave any comments or suggestions you have! I'd love all the feedback I can get!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Stuff to Scrap Designer Darling Competition

Stuff to Scrap is hosting a Designer Competition and I'm in it! The contest started today and each designer will be completing a mini-kit this week with an assigned color palette. There are TONS of talented designers participating so you definitely won't want to miss this! The deadline for posting kits and previews will be Midnight MST on Thursday the 18th. Check out the STS forum here for details on the contest and to watch all our progress. Also, be sure to stick around for lots of great freebies and voting!

Forum registration required.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

January Color Challenge Freebie

Stuff to Scrap has changed the way they do their color challenges over in the STS forum. Now instead of just incorporating suggested colors in a layout, you are given a color palette and can create anything. A mini kit, layout, quickpage, you name it! I just had to try creating another mini kit and LOVED the colors that were chosen this month!

Here is the mini I created:

Click *HERE* to download

And don't forget to check out the STS forum *HERE* all month where you can download coordinating mini kits or participate in the challenge. (You'll have to create a log in, but it's free and totally worth it!)