Friday, April 30, 2010

It's Grab Bag Time!

Wohooooooooo! The celebrations for iNSD have begun and the store at ScrapMatters is filled with amazing grab bags and new releases!
And there's a gorgeous free with purchase kit (it's yours if you spend at least $20) and a hybrid free with purchase (if you spend $30) and let me tell you, it's really worth it! The kit is stunning and the hybrid printables are so creative!

But let me tell you a bit more about the grab bags. The deals are amazing and the bags are packed full with new products. You don't want to miss them! Check out the store previews - some grab bags are fully revealed there, others are a surprise - but they're all worth it! They are for sale until May 6, when they will be unpacked and the items will be sold separately in the store - so make sure you grab them now while they're such a good deal!
This week is a crazy one for me (end of the semester) so I only had time to scrap with one grab bag - but I'll be sure to use more during this iNSD weekend! I started with Plum Dumpling Designs' bag.
Check out the store preview for the detailed images - the color scheme of this bag is so yummy!!!
Here's what I did with it:

Family Fun and Family Fun Template Set from the 2010 iNSD Grab Bag by Plum Dumpling Designs
Font: JH Kari font - Designs by Jeni Hopewell

Family Fun and The Longest Date from the 2010 iNSD Grab Bag by Plum Dumpling Designs
Font: Pea Lindsey Unicase

Have a great iNSD weekend! And make sure to stop by tomorrow for the blog train! :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

2 Fabulous New Kits!

Mari Koegelenberg is guesting at Miss Tiina's in May, but her store is already open and everything is on sale! And let me tell you... I am in love with both her new kits!

First she has this adorable, fun, bright kit:

and there's also a cool alpha:

and some great journaling cards to go with it:

Here's my page using it:

Go Fish kit, alpha and journaling cards by Mari Koegelenberg Creations
Font: JH Kari font - Designs by Jeni Hopewell

And that's not it! She has another new GORGEOUS kit:

complete with an alpha

and wordart

I just love this page that I did with it:

The Beach House kit, alpha and Word Bits, Date Brushes vol. 1 by Mari Koegelenberg Creations
Fonts: JH Kari font - Designs by Jeni Hopewell, Pea Olson

And there's more good news: everything is for sale 30% off right now until May 3rd! Make sure you check out Mari's guest store at Miss Tiina's!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ready for iNSD?

I seriously cannot wait for the weekend to arrive!! And not just because the semester (and my last class ever) is coming to an end: it's iNSD weekend!
 iNSD (interNational Scrapbooking Day) is May 1st, but the celebrations start on Friday at ScrapMatters. We have lots of fun games planned, a blog train, plus a huge sale! And lots of fabulous grab bags are hitting the store!
AND, the Queen of Scrap contest is starting on Saturday! I had such a blast competing last year (with a whopping 137 projects - LOs and hybrid - completed in one month) and earning the title of Princess of Scrap. I have to say that I'm quite glad I cannot compete this year, being in the CT, but I'll have fun playing along and cheering on the contestants.

Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday (4/30)
  • Sale begins (40% off regular items, 30% CU items – Fri-Sun)
  • SM Designers’ Grab Bags released
  • Mega Collab. Kit from SM Deisgns – FREE with any purchase of $20 or more.
  • In addition. you can get a coordinating Hybrid Printables pack FREE with any purchase of $30 or more.
  • Kick Off “Fireside Chat” (hosted by Britt) at 8:30 pm MOUNTAIN TIME (lots of prizes to be won!)
Saturday (5/1)

  • Blog Train begins 7:00 am Mountain Time
  • Forum Games begin
  • Queen of Scrap Kicks Off (more details to come!)
  • Daytime Speed Scrap hosted by Emilee – 11:30 am Mountain Time
  • Evening Speed Scrap hosted by Tanya – 7:00 PM Mountain Time 
Sunday (5/2)
  • last day of the big discount sale
  • “Sunrise Chat” (hosted by Chelle) 7:00 am Mountain Time
  • Forum Games continue 
Monday – Thursday (5/3 – 5/6)

  • 30% off regular items, 20% off CU items.
  • FWP continues 
It’s going to be a rip-roarin’ weekend! I can’t wait to see you all there!
I'll be posting more details as we get closer, but make sure you check out the iNSD board in our forum so you don’t miss a thing!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hybrid Cuteness

One of the April guests at ScrapMatters, Armina Designs, has this adorable pack in the store:

As soon as I saw it, it screamed "hybrid" to me! ;)
So I managed to squeeze in a couple of projects yesterday - I'm so glad I did, because they turned out super cute.
First, a set of bookmarks - I plan to give these to my parents. Lion for Mom and the zebra for Dad (his favorite team's symbol is the zebra).

Papers from Animal Kingdom by Britt-ish Designs
Cute Clips 5 by Armina Designs

They're double sided. Yep, I laminated them - my experience so far with bookmarks tells me that this is the best way to go. Mod Podge also works, but it stays sticky for a few weeks - not good for books that have shiny pages.
Then I also made a card (which was the first idea I had when I saw the product in the store):

Cute Clips 5 by Armina Designs
Stamp my ABCs by Britt-ish Designs
Font: Pea Olson

Most of my projects look better in real life than in picture, but this one especially! :-( I used crackle accents for the animals and mounted them on foam dots - they look really so cool, but you miss the dimension in the picture. Ah well...
I also completed the hybrid project for the May newsletter and I can't wait to show that off - won't be for a couple of weeks at least though. I haven't taken pictures yet and I'm dreading it because I know it'll be a pain to photograph. When DH saw it finished, he said he didn't expect it to be so cute: and this is the highest compliment, for me! ;) Sign up for the ScrapMatters newsletter if you haven't already. :)

Spring Basket and some LOs

I know (and I hate it): I haven't blogged in quite some time! I do have a few things to show, though. Most are pretty old, too! This project was featured in the March newsletter at ScrapMatters and I'd better post it before spring is over! ;)

What a Wonderful World by Connie Prince

Putting this together was quite a pain, but isn't it adorable? ;)
Then I have some random LOs to share. First off, these two (I'm slowly building my DC album) that I really love:

Everyday by Sahlin Studio Wet Paint Alpha by Chelle's Creations
Alphas: Metal Collection by Gwenipooh Designs
Font: JH Kari font - Designs by Jeni Hopewell
Photo action by My Four Hens Photography

Around the World by Britt-ish Designs and Sahlin Studio Painted Alpha by Sahlin Studio
Font: JH Kari font - Designs by Jeni Hopewell

And then there's this one (finished scrapping Easter pics from last year):

Photo action by My Four Hens Photography Font: Pea Olson

I hope to blog again soon with a few other things to share. ;)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Card Set

There's a fantastic collab in the store at ScrapMatters

and if you buy it now you will get this amazing set of printable cards and envelopes for free (only until April 22)!

I made one of the cards+envelope that make up the set, here it is:

Because I'm a Woman ScrapMatters April '10 collab
Cover it up: invitation by Krisi's Kreations

This kit is absolutely gorgeous!

Friday, April 9, 2010

New EZ Kit

Erica Zane has a new kit out today and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! I just love the color scheme and those cardboard elements! Fabulous!

Here's my page!

What Say by Erica Zane

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I was RAKed by Joyce Paul with her gorgeous collab Mumbay Lullaby with Polly & Rufus and I loved scrapping with it!

Mumbai Lullaby kit and add-on by Joyce Paul and Polly & Rufus
Fonts: Pea Olson, Blackmoor LET

And of course, while last Friday we had about 82 degrees, tomorrow the high temperature is expected to be 41. This is crazy!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter's Coming!

Easter weekend is here and I'm sure you'll all have many Easter pictures to scrap once it's over. I recently scrapped a page about last year using Sahlin Studio's gorgeous Easter/spring products:

Monstrosity Bonus Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
Fonts: JH Kari font - Designs by Jeni Hopewell and Pea Olson
Photo action by My Four Hens Photography

It was seriously too funny.. the surprise outside the egg?!? ;)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Amy is Retiring...

I have a very sad announcement to make...

Amy Sumrall is retiring from designing! :-( Her whole store is 50% off until Sunday and then all her designs will be retired. It's your last chance to stock up on some of Amy's incredible doodles and goodies.