Friday, August 30, 2013

Kellybell Designs 50% Off Sale And CT Blog Train

Hello again all you Kellybell Designs fans, it's Princess Aurora and Princess Belle.  If you remember us from last August, we are here to once again take over Kelly's store, try everything on, eat all her food and give everything away.  Well.... sorta maybe.

Every year at the end of August, Kelly and her family take a break, take a vacation and get mentally prepared for her girls to start back to school.  While she's not here, all the princesses are coming out and hosting a royally amazing sale.  You know you love Kellybell Designs and all her fabulous collections, so for a whole week the entire store will be 50% off (excluding bundles and gift certificates of course).  That's a castle sized sale so stock up on all your favorite kits, word arts, page starters, date stamps, paper stacks, paper packs, add-ons, alphas and embellishments.  

The 50% off sale starts on Friday August 30th and end at midnight EST on Sunday September 8th.  That's plenty of time to browse through the store, check out the CT layouts for inspiration and decide how to fill up your shopping cart.  All of these gorgeous collections can be found at

Another fun event for this princess party is a Creative Team Blog Train.  You know you love these too!!!  The theme is 'Girls Only Paper Stacks'.  Each CT gal has made a paper stack for a female Disney character.  That royally rocks!!

Here is the path for the blog train.  Make sure you stop at each CT gal's blog and pick up your paper stack.  In the end you'll have 17 papers.

On my blog I've got 2 freebie - one from me and one from Lynnette.  My female character was Tiana and Lynnette's was Jasmine..  Here are the  paperstack freebies below.  Have fun shopping the sale and collecting all these girls only paper stacks.  Enjoy!

Here is Lynnette's freebie:


And here is my freebie:

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Part Of Her World by Natalie's Place Designs

Natalie has a gorgeous new collection today that was inspired by Ariel and her under the sea theme.  It's filled with beautiful colors and sea shore elements.

The kit has 26 papers, 11 flowers, 4 leaf elements, 3 borders, 4 frames, 2 lace ribbons, 5 curly ribbons, 6 straight ribbons, a net ribbon, 1 ricrac, 3 flairs, 7 shell elements, 3 seahorse elements, 2 starfish elements, 7 fish elements, a school of fish, a dolphin, a crab, a trident, a fork, a stack of books, a golden castle, a word stamp, 4 acrylic elements, a banner, a bow, three bubble elements, 6 seaplant elements, a Neptune statue, a pipe with bubbles, 2 flourishes, a seagull, a mermaid tail, a splash, a gold splatter, a wave element, 4 spiral elements, a circle element, 7 miscellaneous elements, a mermaid and two alphas.

Natalie also has a set of premade word art titles, page starters and paper stacks.  All are so gorgeous!!  You can find everything at Natalie's Little Corner of the World.

I really loved the colors in this kit.  The brighter and more vibrant, the better!  I used this kit for some photos with Ariel, The Seas, and Ursula.  Several of the photos were courtesy of Mark Barbieri.

For your matching freebie, I made a word art title for Nemo and Friends.  Hope you like it!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 23, 2013

My What A Guy From Kellybell Designs

The Fantasyland expansion at Walt Disney World has brought a beloved character to life, the brave and mighty Gaston.  He's handsome, he's strong and.... he's arrogant and uncultured.  All that makes him a fun character for a meet and greet.  He's happy to show off his biceps or challenge you to an arm wrestling match.  Plus he's got his own statue and tavern inside Fantasyland.  All this newness means you'll be taking tons of pictures of the new area, new character and new dining spot.  Today, Kelly's collection is focused on that special guy, Gaston.

With so many princess kits in her store, it was fun for Kelly to focus on a very manly collection.  This kit has dark, rich colors in manly patterns and plaids.  For elements, you'll find a bicep arm, antlers, chandelier, beer glass, beer stein, tavern sign, tree, barrels, arrows, flowers, ropes, boot, belt, bow, tavern building, flairs, ribbons, hand mirror, Gaston silhouette, journal tags and much more.  The full alpha is a deep dark red with a black outline.  

Here's a pack of word art titles that are perfect for topping your photos from meeting Gaston or dining at Gaston's Tavern.

Don't forget the ever popular page starters and paper stacks.  Are you addicted to these yet?  They're really helpful for getting a jump start on your layouts.

This new collection, 'My What A Guy', is available at for 25% off this weekend only.  You'll find lots a fabulous Disney inspired kits in her store.

The colors in this collection are so masculine and rich.  You can use this kit to scrap any outdoorsy photos, walks through the woods, hunting trips as well as pictures with Gaston and dining at Gaston's Tavern.  Check out the Kellybell Designs blog or Facebook page to see all the CT layouts.  Here's a page that I scrapped.


A great new manly kit deserves some matching manly freebies to go with it.  Kelly's Creative Team has 3 freebies for you to gather.  So strap on your black boots and belt, grab your bow and arrows, and strut on over to the following blogs to pick up your manly prizes.  Have a great weekend!!

Linda -   YOU ARE HERE

And here is your cluster frame freebie!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Journey Under The Sea by Kellybell Designs

Under the sea, darling it's better, down where it's wetter.  
Ariel, the little mermaid, is so intriguing.  How can you not be drawn into a story about a mermaid turned into a human turned into a princess??  Ariel is sweet and youthful yet playful and feisty.  Her curiosity leads her on some wild adventures.  Wouldn't you like to be part of her world? 

This adorable new kit was inspired by Ariel and all her under water adventures.  The kit is packed with 15 papers in beautiful sea tones and filled with over 70 elements including adorable friends like Ariel, Ursula, Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle, plus a castle, shells, lantern, fork, seaweed, frames, scallops, pearl, sand dollar, water splats, bubbles, strings, fish, crown, anchor, flairs and much more.  The colors are amazing!

There's a matching set of 6 page starters with 4 frame clusters and 2 cluster strips.  And a set of 4 sweet paper stacks.  These are shopping cart must haves!

Using the stunning red alpha included in the kit, Kelly has created 5 word art titles.  These are fabulous for your layouts with Ariel and her new area in Fantasyland.

This new collection is 25% off this weekend only in Kelly's store at  Browse around and check out all the other princess collections too.

Kelly's Creative Team always finds fantastic ways to scrap with the new collection.  You can find all the CT layouts at Kelly's Store Gallery.  Here is a page I scrapped with 'Journey Under The Sea'.

You know the fun part always comes at the end.  You know, the part where you get to find 3 matching freebies made by Kelly's Creative Team.  You know you love them!  So here they are...  you'll find those Under The Sea trinkets and treasures at Kelly's Blog, Jenn's Blog and Roxana's Blog.  Can't wait to see what you can create with this new collection.  Have a magical weekend!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Dreaming Of Tomorrow From Kellybell Designs

Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom is such a cool place.  It's a great mixture of technology, fun and games, space age creatures and fast spinning rides.  The colors are shiny and vibrant, plus you're surrounded by spirals, gears, planets, rockets and technology inventions.  Kelly's newest collection was inspired by Tomorrowland with all of it's space aged imagination.  Introducing...

There are so many fun photo spots inside Tomorrowland.  You probably have taken pictures in front of Space Mountain, riding on the People Mover, shooting aliens on Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, getting dizzy on Astro Orbiter or eating lunch at Cosmic Ray's.  This kit is perfect for scrapping those photos as well as your trips to the science museum, planetarium, even star gazing.  Inside you'll find 15 papers in geometric patterns, stripes and blocks.  The elements include items like gears, arrows, flowers, star bursts, stars, flag, space ship, people mover, bottle caps, Space Mountain, Tomorrowland sign, ribbons, planets, piano keys, screws, space gun and much more.  There's also a shiny silver futuristic alpha.

Take a look at these 7 fun word art titles.

Kelly really has a knack for combining the ribbons, frames, flowers and fun embellishments into amazing page starters.  These are premade and clustered for you making it simple to get your layouts started.  Plus the paper stacks make a fabulous base of papers and corner clusters.  So easy to add your photos on top of these.

Kelly's newest collection is on sale this weekend for 25% off.  You can find everything at  Browse through all the amazing kits, page starters, word art, paper stacks and add-ons.

You can find lots of inspiration from the Creative Team using 'Dreaming Of Tomorrow' over at Kelly's Blog.  You'll find how versatile these kits are and all the amazing ways you can use them.  Here is a layout that I made.

Now how about some fun freebies with a futuristic flair to them!  Kelly's Creative Team always has some amazing goodies to share with you to match the new collection.  Here is where you will find those treasures today.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Jennifer -
JessicaK -
Julie -

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Kellybell Designs August Monthly Challenge

Oh my, it's the dog days of summer.  August is finally here.  Summer vacations are in full swing and all the kiddos are riding bikes or swimming in the pools.  Ahhhh, summer time!  Do you think you can get motivated enough for another monthly challenge?  Food is always a good motivator.  Kelly's newest blog challenge is all about snacking and eating.  It's called "I'm Hungry!"

Here's the participation prize you'll receive this month for playing along.  CT member Sharon has made a beautiful set of journal cards for you.  Everyone who submits a layout will receive a participation prize.  And the most outstanding layout will receive a gift certificate to Kelly's store.

Here are the rules and instructions to participation in the Monthly Blog Challenge:
  • Scrap a page about a Disney dining experience. This can be a character meal, signature dining, counter service meal, snacks, room service or anything with food.
  • While the instructions are written for Walt Disneyworld, please adapt them for any of the other Disney parks around the world.
  • You can use as many photos as you want and include as many elements and papers that you choose.  We want to see your creativity sparkle!
  • Layouts should be made with 100% Kellybell products or freebies (you are allowed to use a template from another designer).  You are welcome to submit more than 1 layout.
  • Post your layout into the Challenges Gallery at Kellybell Designs by midnight EST August 31st.  Participation prizes will be sent to the email address you have listed with Kelly's gallery.
The most outstanding layout will be announced the first week of September.  That's also when the participation prizes will be sent out.  Check your stash to see what Kellybell Designs kits you already own or take some time to browse through Kelly's store to see if you want to pick up a new collection to scrap with.

Here are a few of Kelly's kits that might be helpful for this challenge.

You can find lots of inspiration at Kelly's Blog to give you some ideas of what to scrap for this challenge.  Here is my page from Columbia Harbor House, it's a great place for lunch at Magic Kingdom.  Good luck with the challenge!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Weekend Warriors - An Amazing Star Wars Collection From Natalie

You know how much my boys and I love Star Wars.  And how excited I get every time a new Star Wars kit comes out.  Well, this one is going to blow your galactic socks right off.  Wow!  Natalie has been adding and adding and adding to the collection and it's just bursting with intergalactic energy!  It's so amazing, I just couldn't stop creating layouts with it.

Can you believe all the fabulous dolls included in this kit!!  They are so awesome!!
 There are 30 papers and 4 sets of amazing alphas. Inside you'll find 8 flowers, 11 frames, a bow, 4 leaves, 6 folded paper flowers, 8 stars, 16 ribbons, 2 ricrac, 5 rolled flowers, 5 strings, 2 tags, a baker's twine, a staple cluster, 2 stitches, 5 word tags, 2 word crawls, 2 planets, a rifle, 4 starships, 5 chevron elements, a border, a clip, a clip on a string, a dot splatter, a mud splatter, 6 lightsabers, 18 fun elements,  and 33 character dolls. 

You can find this entire collection at Natalie's Blog Store.

Natalie has 5 packs of word art titles for you to choose from.  They are so cool!  I love how she's got the dolls with the character names.

Next are 4 sets of paper stacks.  These can be tailored to each of the Star Wars characters.  Or mixed and matched.  I loved using these as the starting point for some of my layouts.

If you need some basic solid cardstocks to blend in with all the patterns and textures, Natalie has a set of solids in vibrant colors.

And some cool bushes to mix in.

I went crazy making layouts with this collection.  I really needed to finish up some of my Star Wars Weekend layouts and I've been dragging my butt in making them.  Well, this collection really gave me a super boost to create some pages.

First is our meeting with Darth Vader.  The boys are usually a little bit nervous meeting him because he's so tall and a bit scary.

There were some cool cut out photo areas.  This one had the storm troopers or clone troopers (not really sure which ones to call them).  The boys were a little bit short and had to stretch up tall to get their heads to show up!  Very funny.

The layout with Anakin and Mace Windu really shows off the fabulous paper textures in this kit.  I just loved all the browns and tans.

I used a paper stack to start this layout with Captain Rex.

It was fun meeting Jango Fett.  The boys really loved his guns.

I made a word art title from my Jango Fett layout for you.  I hope you like it.  Make sure you stop by Cynthia's Blog and Lisa's Blog too to check out their freebies.  Have a great weekend!