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!!


theStudio March11 Template Challenge FREEBIE!

Hey! Just wanted to shoot in here and let you all know that I’m actually ON TIME this month with the Template Challenge @ theStudio!!  Wooohooo!  Head on over to theStudio Template Challenge Forum & grab yourself a FREE template!  Hope you like it! Happy Scrapping!  🙂

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! 🙂


theStudio Nov. Template Challenge FREEBIE & a FREE Quickpage!!

Hi guys!  Long time no post, eh?!  😛  Sorry about that, I’ve been busy, busy, busy!!  And, I forget about my blog sometimes… it feels neglected & lonely!! 😦   Hopefully, I’ll get my life back in order sometime soon {not holding my breath for that one!} and I’ll have more time {and brain power} to post here more often!  Holiday time always feels like a lovely, wonderful chaotic mess, doesn’t it?!  Anyway, on to the goodies!!!  🙂


First up, my November Template Challenge has been posted over at theStudio – swing on by and grab a FREE template!

And, tomorrow is DSD!!  Whoohooo!  Stop by theStudio Blog to get all the SALES info and snag a QuickPage FREEBIE, made with the November Mega Kit, Traditional Thanksgiving!  Notice the similarity?!  LOL!  Enjoy!!  🙂


August Template Challenge @ theStudio! FREEBIE!

Howdy Ho!  My August Template Challenge has been posted over at theStudio!  Head on over to grab yourself a FREE template and then post your finished layouts to earn those points towards FREE products in the store!!   Click on the image to go to the forum for download and instructions!   Hope to see you all there!  🙂

theStudio August Template Challenge FREEBIE

July Challenges @ theStudio = FREEBIES!!

Happy “Observed Holiday” Monday!!!  Today’s the last day of the long weekend, are you enjoying it?!  It’s a bazillion degrees here in MA today, but I’m NOT complaining!  I love the Summer!  Love the hot, hot, hot weather!  I crave it all Fall/Winter/Spring long and my Summer’s just go by tooooooo fast!!!  So, I will be enjoying the sunshine in a little bit, while the kids play in the pool to cool off!  🙂

I wanted to let you guys know that my challenges are posted over at theStudio!  And that means FREEBIES for you!!  Yay!  First, is the July Template Challenge.  Head over to the forum, download the FREE template and post your layout to earn those points towards products in the store!  Here’s a look at the template this month:


And, here’s the LO I made that was the inspiration for this template!  I did this using Spring’s Renewal by Kathy Winters Designs!  This is such a cute, cute kit, I absolutely loved working with it!  All of Kathy’s Designs are available at Enchanted Studio Scraps, Scrappity-Doo-Dah & GingerScraps!  Go check them out, she’s got some FABULOUS wordart available!

Next, is the July Decorate Your Wordart Challenge!  You get TWO freebies this month!  One in honor of USA’s 4th of July and one in honor of SUMMER!  Come on over, download the FREE wordart, choose one to decorate or use on a LO and post your finished creation to earn those points!  Everybody loves free products, right?!  😀  Here’s a look:


I hope you guys come over to play with me, I’d love to see you there!!  Enjoy the rest of your day!!  🙂

April Template Challenge & FREEBIES!!!!

Hi all!  I just realized I forgot to post about my Template Challenge this month!  I must be having WAAAAYYYYY too much fun over at Ginger Scraps playing in their Scrapping Survivor 2 contest!!!  More about that in a bit, let’s get to the FREEBIES first!  lol

The April Template Challenge has been posted over at theStudio!  Come snag yourself a FREE template, post a  layout using the template, and earn points towards FREE products from theStudio!!  Here’s a look at the template for this month:

Click image to go to download

I also wanted to let you know that I posted a QuickPage FREEBIE over on theStudio BLOG – go on over and check it out!  It was made with a New Charity kit: Hug-A-Hero! And this charity kit is especially exciting for me because I actually CONTRIBUTED A MINI KIT!!!  I know, can ya believe it?!  Here’s a look at the QP freebie:

Click to go to theStudio Blog for download

And here’s a look at the Hug-A-Hero kit:  100% of the donations go to Operation Hug-A-Hero to help with the “Daddy Dolls” they are giving to children of deployed Mommy’s or Daddy’s!!  It’s such a great charity, and I am just so happy to have been able to contribute!!

My contribution to the Hug-A-Hero Charity Kit

Okay, now back to Scrapping Survivor!!  I am proud to say that I have made it through to WEEK 4 of the contest!!  I am still shocked I made it this far, and this weeks challenge is just that…. a challenge!!!  Here’s a peek at the layouts that have gotten me to this point:  (click images for full credits)

Scrapping Survivor2 Week 1 Entry

Scrapping Survivor2 Week 2 Entry

What?! You recognize this?!  Why, yes… it IS the layout I used as inspiration for the template challenge this month!!  hehehe….

Scrapping Survivor2 Week 3 Entry

I’m working hard on Week 4’s layout, but it’s giving me some problems here!  We are required to use Camouflage print papers & Blend our photos into the background!  Eeeeekkkkk!  I’ve never blended a photo before!  I’ve always tried to make my pages look as close as possible to “paper scrapped” so blending was never even a thought to me!  I guess I better start learning some new tricks here if I want to win this thing!! hehehe…  wish me luck! I’m off to make a killer layout before Sunday!!!  Have a great day everyone!!