Friday, February 28, 2014

Bonzai, A New Japan Kit From Kellybell Designs

Get your passports ready because it's time to take another trip through the Epcot World Showcase.  Kelly has landed in Japan this week.  The Japanese pavilion is a beautiful place to relax and soak up the traditional scenery.  It's a mix of maple trees, bamboo trees, footbridges, koi ponds and tranquil garden settings.  So let's take a peek at what the new collection looks like.

Don't you just love it??  The unique country specific elements are really what makes or breaks a good kit.  And this new kit has the perfect blend of Japanese tailored elements and papers.  You'll find this kit is a great match for scrapping your photos from Pick A Pearl, Teppan Edo, Taiko drummers, Tokyo Dining and serene pagoda temples.  Inside this kit you'll find koi fish, banners, Japan flag, fans, flowers, flairs, paper lanterns, noodle bowl, rice bowl, chopsticks, pagoda temple, shell, shrine, gate, gate post, stitching, cat, ribbons, bonsai tree and much more.  There's 15 papers in soft pastel tones mixed with serene patterns.  The full alpha is a lovely mix of cream and red.  This collection allows you to mix soft colors and yet highlight boldness with the reds and blacks.

The premade page starters, paper stacks and word art titles really show off the great mix of colors in this collection.  I've come to rely on using 1-2 premade items in each layout.  It's just so easy to use them as a jump starter on your page.

The pack of 6 journal cards is a must have!  Even if you're not a pocket scrapper, theses can still be used for journaling or to add an accent to the page.

All of these new items will be be 25% off this weekend only.  You can find Bonzai and all of the Epcot World Showcase collections inside the Kellybell Designs Store

One of the best ways to visualize what you can do with a kit is to see some sample layouts.  It certainly helps to spark some creativity and get some good ideas of ways to scrap with this kit.  To see the Bonzai layouts from all of Kelly's CT members, head on over to Kelly's Blog.  

Here's a page that I made with the Bonzai collection.  It uses a paper stack and 2 word art titles.

I know you're looking forward to seeing some out of this world freebies that Kelly's CT members have made for you with the Bonzai collection.  Here's your path for today.  My freebie is a Japanese cluster frame.  Hope you like it!  Make sure to give the gals a hug and have a great weekend!

Linda -   YOU ARE HERE

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Heroes! From Natalie's Place Designs

I've always loved the colors of all the super heroes.  With a family full of boys, we've gone through our share of them.  Natalie's collection today focuses on the super heroes you find at Disney - The Incredibles.  The colors in this kit are so vibrant and fun.  Because it contains lots of classic colors, you can also use this kit to scrap Mickey and Minnie.

This kit is amazing.  It contains 20 papers, 9 flowers, 2 leaf elements, 3 frames, 6 burst elements, 10 ribbons, 2 ricrac, 2 borders, a stitched line, a button 5 word tags, 2 speech bubbles, a bead scatter, 2 arrows, a bomb, an explosion element, a lightning bolt, a cityscape silhouette, a cord, 2 strings, a staple, a piece of scotch tape, 2 brick overlays, a dot overlay, a flourish, an icicle border, a snowflake, a mask, 2 paint splatters, 6 stars, a spiral element, 2 halftone elements, two superhero elements and three alphas.

Here's 2 pages I made.  The Frozone one picks up all the blue and white elements inside the kit.  The Incredibles layout shows off the orange and black papers and elements.

For your freebie, I made a paper stack out of the Mr. Incredible layout.  It's got some bright colors on it, hope you like it!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Fun After Dark By Kellybell Designs

Happy Valentine's Day!  It's Friday February 14th, a day filled with love.  Grab all your special family and friends and give them a big squeeze.  Speaking of love.... don't you LOVE when it's Friday and there's a new collection released from Kellybell Designs??  Yeah baby!  Let's find out what's new this week.

If you're not covering your ears from all the thunderous fireworks booms, then you're saying lots of ooohs and aaaahs.  Either way, watching fireworks certainly provides lots of sensory overload.  Disney has so many night time fireworks, light shows and after dark activities that makes you want to stay up late and do them all.  Kelly's newest collection was inspired by all those night time festivities.  It's called....

This collection is soooo colorful!  There's 15 papers filled with glitter, stripes, dots and pretty patterns.  Inside you'll find over 50 elements including castle tag, castle outline, 6 fireworks bursts, rocket, fire cracker, flairs, journal tags, word art flairs, flowers, greenery, ribbons, buttons and much more.  There's also a full black alpha outlined in silver.

Take a look at these 6 word art titles.  They're perfect for all those fireworks displays and night time parades.

You might also like the journal cards.  Great for pocket scrappers or for your journaling.

And don't forget to pick up the matching page starters and paper stacks.

Love all the colors!!  You can find these at for 25% off this weekend only.  Make sure you go shopping soon to pick them up.

There are so many Disney fireworks displays, night time parades and fun light shows.  This collection is perfect for scrapping any of those events.  Here's a page that I made from the SpectroMagic parade.

Isn't that such a fabulous collection?  If you're ready to grab your 3 matching freebies, you'll need to know where to start your journey.  Today you'll find a beautiful freebie over at Jennifer's Blog, Kelly's Blog and Lisa's Blog.  Give the girls a hug along the way.  Hope you have a great Valentine's weekend.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Getaway To The UK From Kellybell Designs

We're globetrotting around the world again this week.  Now it's time to land our plane in the United Kingdom.  Kellybell Designs has a new country kit to add to her Epcot World Showcase collection.  This time the focus is on all things UK!!  Let's take a look at what's new.

This kit is so bright and fun.  It's perfect for scrapping your photos from the United Kingdom pavilion or trips to London.  There's so many unique elements including 2 double decker buses, lamp post, coat of arms, crowns, London tower, bobby hat, bowler hat, soccer ball, taxi cab, flairs, flowers, stitching, Rose & Crown sign, telephone booth, roses, queen stamp, shields, pocket watch, frames, umbrella, teacup, tea bag, guard, knight, banner, buttons and much more.  There's 15 papers in classic red and blues along with a multi-colored alpha.

For pre-made packs, you'll find a set of 6 word art titles, 5 page starters and 4 paper stacks.

All of these new items can be found at and will be 25% off this weekend only.  Make sure you browse through the store to check out all the other Epcot Showcase country kits.

The colors in this kit are so fun and happy.  There's so many ways to scrap with it.  Here's a page that I made using a paper stack, page starter and word art.

Make sure you block off your calendar this weekend because it's time for the annual Mousescrappers Speed Scrap Marathon.  It's happening all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday February 7-9.  There's so many fun events and prizes.  Kelly is hosting the first and last speed scrap.  Make sure you attend the chat and make a layout for her speed scrap.  These participation prizes are too cute to pass up!

We're finally at the bottom of the blog post.  Are you ready for the 3 coordinating CT freebies for the 'Gateway To The UK' collection.  You can grab them over at JessicaK's Blog, Linda's Blog (see below) and Sharon's Blog.  Have fun at the Mousescrapper's Speed Scrap Marathon!!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February Blog Challenge For Kellybell Designs

2014 is here and it's time to crank up the Blog Challenges at Kellybell Designs again.  Are you ready?  We're making a few tweaks this year making it more fun to participate and easier to win.  It's pretty simple, here's the 1-2-3s...

1.  Read the directions and create a layout
2.  Everyone who submits a layout receives a cool participation prize
3.  One random layout will be chosen to win a $6.50 gift certificate to Kelly's Store

Sound simple enough?  Easy peasy!

Now onto the good stuff... what's the participation prize.  You know you love all the freebies that Kelly's Creative Team members whip up for you.  This month's participation prize was made by CT member Lisa and Guest CT JulieP.

Just gorgeous, aren't they!!  They only way to get them is to create a Blog Challenge layout.  Can you guess the theme of this month's challenge??

Here are the rules and instructions to participation in the Monthly Blog Challenge:
  • Scrap a page showcasing your memories from Disney's Magic Kingdom. This can be about rides, characters, shows, dining or any other fun photos around the park.
  • 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 Feb 28th.  Participation prizes will be sent to the email address you have listed with Kelly's gallery so make sure you're registered and logged in before posting your layout.
The random winner will be announced the first week of March.  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 to use.

You can find lots of inspiration at Kelly's Blog to give you some ideas of what to scrap for this challenge.  Here's my page for the 'Magic Kingdom' challenge.