Sunday, January 30, 2011

Charity Collab

This kit is not just any ordinary kit; it is for an amazing cause and an amazing little guy that needs a family, a home, and someone to love and care for him. The Hartman family, are in the process of adopting the sweet boy below. They feel called to rescue this little boy "Brady" from a mental institution in Eastern Europe. Because he has Downs Syndrome, Brady was abandoned at birth, just like the majority of children with any sort of disabilities in Eastern Europe and other parts of the world. lt is standard procedure when these children turn between 4-6 years old (depending on region) that they are transferred from Orphanages to full blown Mental Institutions. This transfer is very traumatic, and many times these children suffer and sometimes die due to the conditions. Brady has already been transferred and The Hartmans are trying to get to him as quickly as possible. So I told this sweet family that I would ask the girls at "Stuff to Scrap" to Help!! The cost of this adoption is well between $20,000- $30,000 and so we just want to be able to contribute a little toward that huge amount. The amazing designers at "Stuff to Scrap" have put together an awesome collaboration that can be used to donate to this great cause. All proceeds from the sell of *Brady* goes directly to the Hartman's adoption fund.
Please consider helping in this amazing endeavor to BRING BRADY HOME!!
(Picture linked to their blog)
If you want you can read more at the Hartmans sponsor page

This blog has a post about Brady. She met Brady while adopting their son Aaron. It brought me to tears!!


This is a blog of another family we know that just adopted two children from Eastern Europe (They are so cute and its just amazing to see how much they are thriving with a little love) =D

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Voting at STS

The submissions are in and voting has begun - go vote for your favorite mini kits and between now and Tomorrow night!
Check out the submissions HERE
And then go vote for your 2 favs HERE

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fun stuff!!

The birthday Bash is still going on at Scrappy Cocoa's Blog and Nibbles Skribbles Blog - their kits for the day are some of my favs - Nibbles Skribbles has Goodnight Sleepyhead on sale and Steph has her awesome collab with yours truly - Sugar Sugar - on sale along with a cute freebie cluster. Plus on Scrappy Cocoa's blog today you can snag an awesome template set!! Here is a LO I did with one of them

The Template is from Scrappy Cocoa's Piece It! 7 and the kit used is an ADORABLE kit from Pixiemama Designs that you can snag at her store. And I'll have more stuff to show off from this kit later because I <3 it!!!

Nibbles Skribbles Blog
Scrappy Cocoa's Blog
Pixiemama's Store

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

$2.00 Tuesday

Heya everyone!! It's Tuesday and that means great deals!! Today only snag either of these adorable kits for only $2.00!! And these are two of my favorite kits! Hope ya like them too!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Winner Winner!!

YEY - the winner for this week's progressive scrap is Stephanie with this adorable layout! Thanks everyone for playing and stop by for a new one next week! Stephanie - email me for your coupon!

Fun stuff

Heehee - just a couple reminders - get your LO's in for the progressive scrap by tonight (lol - 8 pm MST - ish) for a chance to win a coupon to my store!
Be sure to check out Nibbles Skribbles and Scrappy Cocoa's blogs for freebies and AMAZING deals!

I did this fun layout for my little boy's birthday using Steph's kit Birthday Cutie. This kit is awesome for boys or girls.
Also - I think maybe I'm going to do the progressive scrap everyother week.... LOL - I"m running out of freebie ideas!! So if you have ideas or requests leave a note and let me know! Haha - if i can get it done today maybe I'll start another one anyway :)

Also the Designer Darling Competition has started at STS (and since I'm heading that up - that may mean that I will be a bit busy for the next bit!) But I am working on a couple projects right now. Be sure to check out the competition and cheer on your favorite competitor!

Speed Scrap!

Designs by Christi is hosting a Speed Scrap on Tuesday, Jan. 18th. Please come join us! 

 Here is the participation prize! See you there!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Progressive Scrap Day 7 - Final Day!

Final Day! Remember - you have until Monday Evening (lol - probably around 8 pm mst) to link up your layout. You can always link layouts after that - but that is when the prize will be chosen - so if you want to be in the running for a coupon to my store - Have it here by then. Scroll down to day 1 for full details :) Be sure to snag the freebie - since it won't be free next week. :)

STEP 7 - Put a title on - use at least 1 alpha (well - just something more fancy than a plain font) and add any finishing touches - then upload to your favorite gallery and put a link in the comments for this post.

Happy scrapping and I hope you like how your layout came out! My layout was done with Fairy's Garden by me!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Birthday Bash

Ok - today kicks off lots of fun stuff and freebies at both Scrappy Cocoa's Blog and Nibbles Skribbles Blog. There's a free mini kit on Scrappy Cocoa's blog - and free clusters on Nibbles Skribbles. Also today is actually Scrappy Cocoa's birthday - so stop by and say happy birthday. Also Nibbles Skribbles has a chance for you to win free stuff and both have highlighted kits today that are on mega sale!! Here is a LO made with Shred by Scrappy Cocoa - I LOVE this kit - it's all about skiing and snowboarding and snowy fun!

Progressive Scrap Day 6

So hopefully this is starting to come together for you - you are almost done!!

STEP 6 - Create a cluster - it should be touching the frame - but use whatever you like to make it look good. :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Progressive Scrap Day 5

Now for the pretty parts! Remember - if you are just joining us - click on the Progressive Scrap label at the end of this post to see all the instructions and directions and such! Today's is pretty simple. :)

STEP 5 - Choose a frame and place it over the photo - not covering the edges of the photo mask - but just highlighting the important part of the picture.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Progressive Scrap Day 4

Ok - now for some fun. :)

STEP 4 - Now copy the mask and make it smaller and clip your photo to the smaller mask. Center your photo mask on the color mask and place them anywhere on your layout together.

hopefully this makes sense... if you have questions, feel free to ask in the comments and I will modify this post with the answers. Also if you are just getting here - you can click on the 'progressive scrap' label at the bottom of this post to bring up all the instructions. Come have fun - get a great layout and earn a chance at a free kit!

If you can't use masks with your program - just make a shape of some sort (lol - get creative) and use the same instructions - just with the shape of your choice.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Progressive Scrap Day 3 and a Freebie!

Ok - now it's time to start having a bit of fun! Hopefully today's step will put you a bit outside your comfort zone! Tomorrow should push you a bit further. If you have questions - please ask them in the comments and I will modify this post with the answer. Also - if you snag my freebie - leave a note!

STEP 3 - Choose one mask (you may use the ones I have provided or any other) Leave it large - and recolor it to match your layout (you can do this easily in photoshop by going to your style options and choosing color and selecting your color - or you can create an empty layer - fill it with the color of your choice and clip it to the mask - or you may use a plain paper,which would be an additional paper, and clip it to the mask.)

Download HERE or HERE

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Progressive Scrap Day 2

LOL - ok so the last step didn't seem so challenging... well this one won't be either - but I promise they will get more interesting starting tomorrow.... :) Be sure to scroll down for the first step if you missed it, and be sure to check out the other awesome things that are going on!

STEP 2 - Choose one picture (yep just one!)

$2.00 Tuesday

Heya everyone! I've put some stuff in the $2.00 bin at STS for you. I've added my New Years kit for scrapping all those New Years pictures - and since there are 6 inches of snow outside my house right now - Snowy Night. :) Happy Shopping!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Nibble's Skribbles and Scrappy Cocoa Birthday Bash

Check out the fun stuff that two of my CT bosses are cooking up!! Don't miss the party!

Check out this Sneak Peek of something from Scrappy Cocoa

Progressive Scrap Day 1

I'm baaaack!!! LOL - ok my holiday break is over and it's time to get back to work/play :) I've got a new progressive scrap for you this week - This one may challenge you a bit, so I hope you've come ready to scrap! Rules are the same as always - but in case you are new, here they are again!
  • Create a LO following the steps that will be given here over the course of the next week.
  • Upload your layout to your favorite gallery
  • Leave a link to your layout in the comments for the final day.
  • Use one of my kits for an extra chance to win
  • Check back next week to see who won a coupon to my store! The coupons will be for $2.00 (and i promise to put some stuff in the $2.00 bin for ya!) Winner will be announced next Monday!
On to the fun!!

STEP 1 - Pick one paper - yes only 1 paper!! I told you this will be a bit different!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Win Free Stuff!

That's right, you can win ANY 3 STS Designer Mega Collabs!
Creative Busy Hands blog is 2 years old and they are doing some giveaways... and Stuff To Scrap is a sponsor of one of the giveaways.
Check out the blog HERE for more information on how you can win. Good luck!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Quote Challenge at DSO

A new month and a new year. And lots of new stuff going on! For starters, a new month means a new quote challenge at DSO! Here is the participation prize - click on the image to go to the forum and grab this fun freebie!

Challenge-a-Day winners!

Ok - I had 5 amazing ladies who submitted amazing LO's!! I am so excited by the participation! Especially in those busy weeks before Christmas! Well - holidays are almost over, and I've gotta get my lazy backside back in gear!! LOL - lots of stuff to do! However - I HIGHLY suggest going at checking out these ladies AMAZING LO's! So each of these 5 ladies has earned themselves a gift certificate to my store - so please email me at and I will send you your code!!

THANK YOU ladies - this was as much a Christmas present for me as the rewards will be for you! :)