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:


Second Chances QuickPage Freebie!

Hi all!  Quick post today, have to go get the kids in a bit.  I was playing with my Second Chances Mini Kit freebie {below} and made this quickpage freebie for you all today!  I hope you enjoy it!!  Happy Monday!  🙂



Apple Picking 70% off as DOTD!! Freebie!

Wow, it’s been awhile, I’m such a slacker! lol  I get so caught up with life I forget my name sometimes! :p

I wanted to pop in today to let everyone know that the  Collab Kit I worked on with DarleneH Designs, Apple Picking, is Deal of the Day at theStudio for the entire weekend!!  That means you can grab the kit+BONUS, the bundle or any of the individual products for 70% off!! Woohoo!  I love a bargain!!!

Apple Picking Kit + BONUS!

ON SALE for only $2.10 through 9/18

*Note: Scenic Papers, Alpha & Cardstock ARE included in this Bonus deal!*

Apple Picking Bundle

ON SALE for only $3.60 through 9/18!!

Apple Picking Coordinates

All ON SALE for 70% off!

Now, if you made it all the way down here, you get a treat!  One Quickpage freebie made with the Apple Picking Kit! Oh, but wait! If you received theStudio’s Newsletter today, then you got another treat made with this kit! 😉

Enjoy & Happy Saturday! 🙂


*NEW* Baked With Love Collab, Recipe Exchange & FREEBIES!

Hi all!  I have a bunch of treats for everyone today, woohoo!  So let’s just get to it, no babble from me today!  😉

First, I want to introduce a brand new collab kit at theStudio called Baked With Love that I worked on with three fabulous designers: Deli Scraps by Min, MoonDesigns & SKrapper Digitals.  I absolutely LOVED helping create this kit, it’s quickly become my favorite so far!  I’ve already started planning my recipe album I’m making for Great-Gram for Christmas, this kit is just perfect for all of those one-of-a-kind-to-her baking recipes she has!  She is the BEST baker I’ve yet to come across!  She’s been baking for so long now, she never, ever, uses measurements!  I am awed every time I watch her cook or bake, it’s like watching an artist creating a master piece!   Here I am, awkwardly stumbling through my recipe’s and kitchen, while she dances through her’s with the greatest of ease!  I hope to be as graceful a baker as she is when I get to be her age…. which is why I’m taking notes!!  LOL!

Introducing:  Baked With Love – theKit

ON SALE: 25% off through 8/8


There’s also lots of coordinates, including a Small Bundle and a Big Bundle, Kraft & Checked Papers, two sets of Photoshop Styles, Quickpages, Clusters & Pre-made Recipe Cards!


ON SALE: 25% off through 8/8


Now, on to those treats I was telling you about! 😉  First, you can grab a cluster frame freebie made with this kit over on theStudio blog:

Next, you can get a FREE recipe card, with and without the recipe, over on Min’s Blog:

And, last but certainly not least, you can grab TWO FREEBIES just by signing up for theStudio’s Christmas in July Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange, hosted by yours truly!!  The Exchange is in full swing and will run straight through July 31st, so there’s still time to participate!  Min generously offered up her Gingerbread Christmas Kit FREE to everyone who signs up to help create your recipe cards!  More details about the exchange are in the forum.  Take a look at this adorable kit:

So, not only do you get this kit FREE to work with, BUT!  You will also receive this mini addon I made which coordinates with the Baked With Love Collab just for participating!  I made this exclusively for the exchange, you can’t get it anywhere else!  So come on over and scrap some recipes with us and get a freebie or two!!  😀

Two New Kits from Kathy Winters + FREEBIES!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!  Not a lot of blabber from me today, I have some game shopping to contend with in just a bit!  My son is just itching to spend that kindergarten graduation $$$ he got!!  😀  Then, it’s the girl’s turn!  She was invited to a Princess Tea Party, so of course we have to go out and get a new Princess dress & tiara for her to wear to the party!  Of course!  I mean, how dare I think that she can wear one of the hundred she already has in her closet, those are OLD, Mom!!  Yeah….  she’s 5…….  kill me now!!!

I’m really here to tell you all about some absolutely FABULOUS kits I’ve had the pleasure of working with recently, kits you guys really NEED to check out, seriously!!  If you guys don’t know, I’m on Kathy Winters Designs CT and I love it!   Kathy’s designs are beautiful and so much fun to scrap with!  She has a real eye for color and knowing exactly what you need to make that layout shine!  Her kits are very versatile, crammed full of goodies, and the pieces just seem to fall in place so effortlessly!  The first kit I want to tell you about is actually a collab that Kathy did with another very talented designer, Ellie Lash.  Memories Made is one of those classic kits, you know?  That kit that you seem to just go to over and over again just because it’s so beautiful and perfect and you can’t quite seem to get enough of it!  Add in the Memories Made Word Bits & Stacked Papers and, well, I’ll be scrapping for years with this!!  All Kathy’s products are exclusive to GingerScraps.  Take a look:

Here are a couple of layouts I did using this kit – and keep reading for that FREEBIE!  😉

Okay, next up is Kathy’s newest kit, My Lemonade Stand!  This kit is A-DOR-A-BLE!!!  It seriously made me want to stage a lemonade stand with my kids just to have that perfect picture to scrap! lol  To be honest, I may just do that still!  😛  The patterned papers in this kit are to die for!!  I absolutely love stacking & layering different patterns together and Kathy’s kits are perfect for that!  Add in the completely adorable elements she’s included and this is a must have summer kit!!   This kit was just released yesterday, so you can snag it up while it’s still on it’s introductory 25% off!  Take a look:

And here’s a layout I whipped up with this kit, also using Kathy’s Template provided for the June Cookie Cutter Challenge over at GingerScraps

And now, I bet your wanting those freebies I was telling you all about! 😉  There’s a bunch of them, so get ready! First up is the exclusive Facebook Fan Freebie on Kathy Winters Designs Fanpage!  It’s a beautiful addon mini to the Memories Made Collab!  Just head on over to Kathy’s Page, “Like” her and snag this beautiful freebie!  And don’t forget to say thank you, it’s the polite thing to do! 😉

Next is another beautiful coordinating Addon to Memories Made, this time on Ellie’s blog.  Remember, mind your manners and say thank you! 🙂

Next is a gorgeous Quickpage on Kathy’s Blog:

and last but not least is my freebie, made with the Memories Made Collab!  Enjoy everyone & have a great weekend!!  😀


Secret Meadow FREEBIES!!!!

Hey guys!!  How’s your Saturday going?!  Mine looks a bit dreary & wet right now, I’m thinking it will probably be this way all day, unfortunately! 😦  Which is why I’m so happy to bring some pretty AWESOME Summer FREEBIES for you all!!  In my last post I told you all about Carmen’s (LightningBug Creations) Quickpage Contest over at IvyScraps.  Well, the contest has begun and there are a bunch of GORGEOUS quickpages pouring in FREE TO DOWNLOAD!!  We all got to work with a beautiful kit called Secret Meadow and our challenge was to make one Quickpage FREEBIE for everyone!  This is my kinda contest!  Free kit, Free Quickpages, what could be better?!!!  So, enough babbling, let’s get to the goods!!  All Quickpages shown below (except mine!) can be downloaded over in the IvyScraps Gallery – mine you can download right here! 😉

Here is my Quickpage made with the fabulous kit — >  you can DOWNLOAD HERE

And, all the FREE quickpages you can get in the gallery or in the forum:

Page made by JobaScraps

Page made by sweethussie

Page made by Anita_d

Page made by jimmyrose

Page made by Des

Page made by countryscrap

Page made by dew20053

Page made by Gloria

Page made by Bethlizard

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!!