Monday, February 28, 2011

Bonjour! From Natalie's Place Designs

Natalie's Place Designs welcomes you to France today with her newest kit called 'Bonjour!'  This kit combines the drama and mystery of a Parisian cafe.  The rich paper colors blend nicely with all the wrought iron elements and the must-have Eiffel tower.  Plus Natalie included a wonderful black script alpha.  So take a closer look at this fabulous kit!

I had some fun experimenting with scalloping edges, rounded corners and masks.  I loved the blue and red colors in this kit.

Your freebie today is the France wordart.  Make sure you visit Lisa Campbell Designs and Cynthia.. Forever Young to check out their layouts and grab their freebies.  Enjoy and happy scrapping!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Here's Some Hollywood Glamour & Glitz From Kellybell Designs

Hooray, Hooray, Hooray For Hollywood!! Don't you get goosebumps when your hear the announcer say "And the Oscar goes to..."  Or walking through the entrance of Disney's Hollywood Studios and seeing the huge sorcerer's hat? That's the excitement you'll feel today with Kellybell's newest kit called


It's a high energy kit that's just perfect for scrapping your Oscar parties, talent shows, and adventures in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Kelly's elements include a fabulous assortment of film reels, clapboard, stage lighting, cameras, marquee, tickets and doodles. There's 15 papers in the classic blue, gold, red and black colors of Hollywood. Plus an awesome black alpha trimmed in gold.

She's also created a matching set of 8 word art sayings. You'll definitely find a great title for your layouts in this set.

Make sure you grab these kits while they are on sale for 25% off - this weekend only!!

For some creative inspiration, here's a layout I made with 'Hooray For Hollywood'.  It's at our favorite park, Hollywood Studios!!

Kelly's Creative Team will be offering 2 freebies with this kit. Head over to Julie's blog, The Long Way Home, to grab her gorgeous frame cluster. Then head to Jenn's blog, Scrapping With Jenn, and grab her fabulous paper stack. Enjoy!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Template Freebie Double Dose - #32 and #33!!

Where has this week gone?  My boys were off from school last Friday AND this Monday, so it sure seemed like a forever weekend!  We had the holiday and parent teacher conference day.  I got some templates ready for you but didn't get to posting them.  So you're getting a double dose today!!  So let's get straight to it!!

I love having a mix of a large photograph with a few smaller ones.  This page was from Universal Studios where the boys met the characters from Madagascar.

Here is template #32 for you!


Next is a template I've used a few times for the princess stories.  It worked well for adding lots of journaling about the princesses.  Andrew seemed to be fascinated with how at Cinderella's Royal Table breakfast when they announced to story of each princess and how they became a princess. 

And here's your second template today, template freebie #33.  Enjoy and happy scrapping!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Crash Test Dummies From Natalie's Place Designs

Test Track is one of my boy's favorite rides.  There's something crazy and fun about going super fast in a car and pretending that you're crashing into the wall.  They love it!!  Today, Natalie has an awesome kit that captures the fun and colors of Test Track called 'Crash Test Dummies'.  It's got lots of checkered and striped papers, road signs, wheels, skid marks, speedometers and flags.  Plus a fabulous black alpha to match.  You can check out all her kits and freebies at her blog HERE.

We usually ride Test Track right after the Soarin ride.  They take your picture on the ride, so that always makes a good scrapping photo.  Here are my Test Track layouts:

For your freebie today, I have the Test Track word art.  Great for titles!  Enjoy and happy scrapping!  Stop by Lisa Campbell Designs  and Cynthia.. Forever Young to check out their layouts and freebies too.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Kellybell Designs Vault Sale

Kellybell Designs is doing a little early Spring Cleaning!! Five amazing kits are going to be locked up in the vault as of February 25th, to make room for the amazing new releases that are coming up!!

Hollywood Vacation, Shop Til Ya Drop, On the River, Where Dreams Set Sail, and Sign Here will all be gone come February 25th. Be sure to head on over to Kellybell Designs and add these fabulous kits to your collection before they're gone forever!!!

In other news....Kelly is honoring LISA (aka Chef Minnie Mouse) as this month's CT Member of the Month!

Be sure to check out Kelly and Lisa's blogs to see her interview.... and snag the special freebie that Lisa made using one of her very favorite Kellybell Kits!!

For a little inspiration.... Here are some pages that I made using the kits that are being vaulted!!  I've had lots of fun with these kits, grab them before they go!!

Shop Til Ya Drop

Sign Here

On The River
Hollywood Vacation

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day and Template Freebie #31

Happy Valentine's Day!!  Hope you are enjoying a romantic, fun or chocolate filled day!  In all my years, I've never had chocolate covered strawberries.  So today at the grocery store, I bought a pack of 4 chocolate covered strawberries.  Two in white chocolate and two in dark chocolate.  The strawberries were huge.  After lunch, I opened them up and ate ALL of them!!  Oh my god, they were mouth watering.  What have I been missing??  Man, what a treat that was!!  Good thing I worked out this morning.

I have another template for you today.  The second template freebie I created was one from my Crystal Palace layout.  This was template freebie #2.

I ended up making a matching second page because I had more pictures from that character meal that I wanted to scrap.  Here is the matching layout.

And that is template freebie #31.  Enjoy and happy scrapping!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

On The Green From Natalie's Place Designs

Only on the golf course is it OK to wear plaids, stripes and crazy bold colors!!  Who started that, I wonder??  But it does make for a great scrapping kit!!  Today, Natalie's Place Designs has a fabulous mini-golf kit that gives you those plaids and stripes and pretty greens.  This kit has several golf balls, tees, flags, scorecards and putters, just the perfect accents for your golfing layouts.  Even a full alpha with little plaid flairs.  Head over to Natalie's blog HERE to grab this adorable kit and her fabulous freebies.

Our last day at Disney, we checked out the Winter Summerland mini-golf place.  It had one side decorated in a summer theme, the other side in winter.  We picked the winter side which had several snowmen, igloos and candy canes.  Matthew really gets into playing, trying hard each time to make a hole-in-one. 

Your freebie today is the mini-golf word art title.  Don't forget to visit Lisa Campbell Designs and Cynthia Forever Young to check out their layouts and grab their freebies too.  Enjoy and happy scrapping!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Once Upon A Time From Kellybell Designs

Every good fairy tale begins with
“Once upon a time”

And now every good layout of your prince or princess can begin with Once Upon A Time too. This kit is worthy of all your royal photos. And take note that this does cover both princesses and princes which will be a dream come true for those of you with boys.

There are 15 versatile papers that are sure to work in any situation, whether it’s a layout from your honeymoon or your handsome little boy wiping off a yucky kiss from a Disney princess, and everything in between. There are also 70 beautiful elements included. In addition there is an alpha of upper and lower case letters, numbers and some punctuation.

But it doesn’t stop there. Do you have something to say but aren’t quite sure what you’re looking for? Just like a fairy godmother, Kellybell has some fabulous coordinating word art befitting many situations that's available for purchase as well.

So whether you have photos of somebody’s ugly stepsister, Prince Charming or your true love’s kiss you will make beautiful layouts with Once Upon A Time. And for this weekend only, the kit and word art are on sale for 25% off. But hurry before the clock strikes Midnight on Sunday and that price goes far far away on Monday!

I loved that this kit had some blues as well as pinks in it.  Plus, this kit has a SWORD and SHIELD!!  With 2 boys, it's important to have weapons!!  Thankfully at Cinderella's Royal Table breakfast, my boys got a sword which seemed to make meeting several princesses much easier!!

The Creative Team has also waved their magic wands and made some freebies for you too. Make sure you visit their blogs to see what they have for you.

And here is my freebie for you today.  It's a lovely wordart title from Cinderella's Royal Table.  Hope you can make it there one day!!  Enjoy and happy scrapping!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Some Layouts and Template Freebie #30

My boys are huge Star Wars fans so we were excited to hear the announcement of the dates for Star Wars Weekends at Disney World this year.  We already have a trip planned for June 2-12th, hoping that those first 2 weekends in June would be hosts to Star Wars Weekends like it was in 2009.  Thankfully the dates for 2011 are May 20-22, May 27-29, June 3-5 and June 10-12.  So we are now officially attending!!!  Plus we plan to visit Universal Studios to check out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the first time.  So we've got an awesome plan shaping up!!

I worked on a few Mousescrapper challenges.  First was the new Scraplift Challenge using Brittish Designs 'Animal Kingdom' kit.  We met Rafiki at Animal Kingdom.

Monday night was the Speed Scrap where I scrapped our meeting with Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat at Universal Studios.  I used Kellybell Designs 'Expedition Safari' kit and my template #16 (yes, I do reuse my own templates!).

We've watched all the Toy Story movies and have enjoyed all the characters during our visits.  This trip we got a double dose of Jessie.  We saw her at Hollywood Studios, then again with Woody at Magic Kingdom.

I made the layout into a template for you.  Here is template freebie #30.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Blooming In Adversity By Kellybell Designs

Look at the beautiful new kit that Kellybell Designs created for you this week!!
Blooming in Adversity
A special congratulations to Mary Kate (Therapy97) for suggesting the winning kit name!! She will receive this stunning new kit for free!

Included in this kit are elements with a lovely Oriental touch; for scrapping Asian themed layouts. This fantastic kit is just in time to welcome spring! Perfect for those romantic, vacation, or Oriental pages. So fun and beautiful you will love working with this kit no matter what your project happens to be!
You will receive 15 background papers with gorgeous rich colors and lovely details. This kit also includes 54 elements - ranging from various delicate flowers, dragons, oriental lanterns and more!

Kelly has also created a matching set of 12 word art sayings with a wonderful Oriental flair which make easy and awesome titles for your pages.

Head over to Kelly's store and pick these up. This weekend only, the kit is available for a special sale price of 25% off.

The Japanese drummers at Epcot are called Taiko.  I thought this kit was perfect for scrapping their mystique and strength.

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. We all love to hear from you!

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

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Is It Snowing Yet?? Here's Template Freebie #29

Well, it's cold across the entire nation.  And it's cold here in Texas too.  The forecast says it will snow tonight, maybe 1-2 inches.  That amazing for us down south here in Austin, TX because we never get any snow.  The boys are all excited about the snow and the possibility that school will be cancelled!  We are just not used to snow in the city, so just the mention of snow in the forecast will close the schools the night before!!  Pretty funny!  Hope you are all warm and safe!!

I have another template for you today.  I was experimenting with scallop shapes for a while, now I'm working on wavy shapes.  This was the template inspiration layout:

Here is template #29.  Enjoy and happy scrapping!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dancing In The Street From Natalie's Place Designs

Get your sunglasses on because this kit is bright, bold with lots of energy!!  Today, Natalie's Place Designs announced 'Dancin' In The Street'.  It's fabulous for parades, birthdays,  and celebrations.  It makes you happy just looking at the kit preview!!  Plus she's included 4 alphas which are outlined in blue, red, yellow and green.  I just love how Natalie likes to experiment with bold colors!!  You can find all of her kits and super duper freebies at Natalie's Place Designs.

We finally got to watch the Magic Kindgom afternoon parade which starts at 3pm.  We typically start our day at rope drop at 9am or Early Magic Hours at 8am, so by mid afternoon, the boys are getting tired and we head back to the hotel for a swim or a nap.  I'm so glad we got to see the Dreams parade, it really was wonderful!!  Natalie's kit was perfect for scrapping a 2-page layout.

For your freebie, I'm giving you the parade title wordart.  Enjoy and happy scrapping!