New Collab – After The Rain! 40% off! Lots of Freebies!!

“After the rain the air is sweet, with glistening pools beneath my feet, raindrops dripping from the eaves, teardrops slipping off shining leaves.” ~ Valerie Dohren

We all know the saying: “April Showers Bring May Flowers” So we all expect to endure a little (or a lot!) of rain in April! Whether it’s those suprising rainbows after the storm, your children jumping & splashing in puddles, or you & your sweetheart dancing in the rain, After The Rain is a delightfully fresh, clean & fun kit to encourage you all to get a little wet and make some rain-washed memories!

Introducing: After The Rain by LouCee Creations & Kimberkatt Scraps
ON SALE: 40% off through Apr 15th!


As promised, here come the freebies!!

First, there is an Addon Freebie for the Featured Designer Challenge! Grab the freebie, post a layout and you could WIN the full kit! More details are in the forum challenge thread!

Next, I have a freebie right here on my blog:



I also have a freebie on my Facebook Page:

Lou has this freebie on her blog:

And this one is on her Facebook Page:


Layout Contest @ theStudio & a QP Contest w/ LightningBug Creations!

Hey guys! I have two awesome contests to tell you about today! No blabbering from me, lets just get to the details!! 😉

First, Carmen of LightningBug Creations is hosting a QuickPage Contest over at IvyScraps! Sign ups are happening now and will run through midnight June 7th! Everyone who signs up will be given Carmen’s gorgeous Secret Meadow kit to create Quickpage FREEBIES with! The winner of the contest will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to IvyScraps store! Woohooo! Take a peek at this beautiful kit we get to play with: You can find more info/details in the forum



Next up is the Capture the Moment Layout Contest over at theStudio!!


5 weeks of fun, fun, fun!  And the fun started TODAY!!  Week 1’s assignment is already posted, so head on over to the forum for all the details!  Each week there will be eliminations, everyone going on to the following week will be given a FREE Studio kit to scrap with!!  No official sign-ups, everyone who gets a layout submitted on time for week 1 will be eligible!  There will be One Grand Prize Winner of a super-secret, super-awesome Prize!!  The deadline for Week 1 is this Thursday,  June 2 at midnight!  Let the Scrapping begin!!


I also want to give a little reminder that TOMORROW is the last day to get your layouts submitted for the FEATURED DESIGNER CHALLENGE w/ SKRAPPER DIGITALS!  Come grab the FREE mini kit, scrap a layout and be automatically entered to WIN the entire Baby’s First Year Bundle!!  Get those layouts in for you chance!  🙂


And, while I’m here and pointing you all to some super duper FREEBIES – there is still two more days to jump in on the May11 Template Challenge over at theStudio – come grab my FREE template!!  Happy Memorial Day all!!

Featured Designer Challenge w/ a FREEBIE!

Happy Tuesday all!  Just popping by to remind you all that theStudio’s March 1-15 Featured Designer Challenge is happening NOW!!!  This round we get to learn a little more about the talent behind Deli Scraps by Min !!  She has a beautiful Sampler Freebie for you all to use this round!


Min, the talent behind Deli Scraps by Min, is our next FEATURED DESIGNER! Oh, what can I say about Min, I love Min & I love her designs! Her kits are so full of character, just like her! If you’re looking for something absolutely FUN to scrap with, Min’s kits are definitely for you! Her kits are oh-so-playful for that touch of whimsy to add to your pages! BUT! Min is also very versatile and she has some truly gorgeous, classic kits, too! Her beautiful Sampler Kit she is supplying for the challenge is just that! The full kit is not quite ready to be released just yet, but she has given us all a little taste test of the gorgeousness to come with her Sampler! And, one lucky person has a chance to WIN this stunning kit just for posting a layout!

Here’s a look at the Pansy Sampler Freebie she is offering for the challenge: all pieces in this sampler will be included in the full size kit to come

And, that’s not all! To help you get better acquainted with Min’s designs, she’s having a SALE!!

(just a note: all sales exclude collab kits)

For more detail about the challenge & to grab that gorgeous FREEBIE, just head to the FORUM HERE 🙂

Featured Designer Challenge w/ DarleneH Designs! FREEBIE!

Hi guys!  Just wanted to shoot in here to remind you all that TODAY is the LAST DAY to get yourself a beautiful mini kit called Calabria Addon by DarleneH Designs for the Feb 15-28 Featured Designer Challenge!!  Get those layouts submitted by midnight EST tonight, Feb 28 for your chance to WIN her Calabria Full Kit!!  And, don’t forget to stop on by her store and take advantage of her SALE: 20-50%, including the new Calabria kit!!


I even have a little FREEBIE for you all today!  One 12X12 Quickpage made with Darlene’s gorgeous addon freebie, supplied for the challenge!  Enjoy! :)

DOWNLOAD on theStudio Blog HERE

Challenge FREEBIES! Come & Get ’em!

Hi guys!  I have two challenge freebies for you today! Woopie!!! LOL!

First, is the Featured Designer Challenge for Feb 15-28 at theStudio – this round we are featuring Darlene Haughin Designs (YAY!) and she has a beautiful mini addon FREEBIE for you guys!  I’ve been CT’ing for Darlene for awhile now and I absolutely love her designs!   She has a classic/shabby/paper scrap kind of style that suits me perfectly!  Her kits are so easy to use, the pieces just seem to fall so naturally on your pages!  For this challenge she is offering up the Calabria Addon that coordinates with the brand new Calabria full kit available at theStudio.

And, a layout I made with this kit that I am in love with at the moment! :p

And, here is the perfectly coordinated Calabria Addon FREEBIE she is supplying for the challenge!  Head on over to theStudio’s forum and pick up this freebie!  BUT WAIT!  If you post a layout using ONLY this mini kit, you will be entered to WIN the full size kit!! Purty Cool, eh?! You can find more details in the forum 😉

Next up is my February 11 Template Challenge @ theStudio……. uh, a little late!  BUT, I’ve extended the deadline for this challenge until March 15th to compensate for my tardiness, I really am sorry about that!  So, here’s a look at the template.  You can head on over to theStudio’s forum and snag it up!  And, if you make a layout, why not post it, I’d love to see what you do with it!  What’s that?!  Why, yes, it does look similar to my layout above! huh, fancy that! 😛  theStudio is undergoing a Challenge Reward Makeover right now, so I’m unsure exactly what you get for posting, but I DO know it’s going to be something GOOOOODDDD!!!  So post that layout!  😀

You can get the DOWNLOAD in the forum HERE

Happy Scrapping all!  Enjoy! 🙂


*NEW* Featured Designer Challenge + TWO FREEBIES!

Hello!!  I’m super excited to tell you all about a brand new challenge we have at theStudio!!  I think you guys are really going to enjoy the new FEATURED DESIGNER CHALLENGE!  The aim of this challenge is to get you guys more acquainted with our Designers & their fantastic designs!  Every two weeks we will feature a new designer & her products.  Every two weeks you can score a FREE little goodie from the Featured Designer!  Create a layout with that goodie, post it in our Featured Designer Gallery and you’re automatically entered to WIN a kit from the Featured Designer!!  That’s it, that’s all… it’s that simple!



Manda, aka Nibbles Skribbles, is our very first FEATURED DESIGNER! Manda designs are oh so fun with their bright colors, doodled elements, and paper-scrap style! Her kits are very easy to work with and offer top quality designs! And, if you haven’t had a chance to scrap with her designs yet, you’re in luck!! She’s offering up an Add On to a brand new kit due to release at the end of this challenge called Everyday Memories! If that’s not enough, one lucky person will WIN her new kit just for posting a layout  in the Featured Designer Gallery!


Here’s a layout I did with the Everyday Memories full kit, an extra little sneak peek!  😉

But wait! That’s not all! Manda just happens to be celebrating her BIRTHDAY on the 30th, so she’s throwing a two week long par-tay!!

( get more details on her blog )

Here’s a look at the fabulous Everyday Memories Add On she is supplying for the challenge:

Swing on by the Forum Here to pick up this little treat, get that layout done & posted, and you’re automatically entered to WIN the Everyday Memories FULL KIT!!


I had a chance to play with this fun little Add On a bit early and I made up a Quick Page Freebie for you all!  You can download on theStudio Blog Here :)