Monday, May 25, 2009

STACEY'S Template Contest and more!

GOOD MORNING!! AND GASP! I'm on here 2 days in a row! LOL!! Stacey's Contest has begun!!! Here are the rules again:

1-Use this template-- you may alter it slightly
2- You must use at least 90% of Stacey's (kits) on your page
3- Load your LO to the Stacey's challenge album in the Scrap That Idea Gallery
4- Winner will be chosen by Stacey's CT and the winner will recieve a 20 dollar gift certificate to her store!!! AWESOME PRIZE HERE!!!
Email Stacey with any questions at stacey (at) scrapthatidea (dot) com
Here is the template! Be sure to leave a comment if you like it!! :)

Download Here! This is template 3 you can look in yesterdays post for number 2 and below that for number 1!

Here is the layout that I did before I created this template. I used Stacey's To The Beach kit!

Can't wait to see what everyone does with this contest template!!!!!!

Mel has a new freebie for you on her blog! It's called Miaaaow - all about cats of course! It's super fun! Here is my layout created with this FAB kit! Make sure you stop by her blog to snag the freebie parts of this kit as they come up! You can get the papers today!! I don't have any cats so Cheryl was kind enough to e-mail me pics of her Belle!

And if you love NATURE type kits then you'll love Vicki's new NATURAL BEAUTY! This is a freebie you can find on her blog! Here is the layout I created using this fun kit! You can get the papers today!

And did you know that Scrap that Idea has a group BLOG? It's just getting started so you can look in one place for info! There will also be weekly challenges, prizes, ideas, and more!! Check it out here!

Well that is all for today!! Hope you are having a great memorial day!!! My kiddos are playing, the sun is shining, and it's gonna be a glorious day!!! HAPPY SCRAPPIN'!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


So yes it's been a while again! I am trying to nail down a regular schedule for this blogging thing! ONE day I'll get it; it will click in this brain of mine and off we go! LOL!! BUT for now thanks for bearing with me and my sporadicness! (so not a word but oh well! LOL!)

Tomorrow STACEY is having a BLOG CONTEST!!! It's a good one too! Here is the scoop on that - it will be using my template #3! BUT WAIT - you are all saying - what happened to template #2!??!? WELL at the end of this blog post you will get it!! So you'll be getting 2 in two days!! HOW cool is that!!!?? Template 3 will be up tomorrow on Stacey's blog as well as here!

So here is the CONTEST info:

Sounds like fun!!! AND Stacey created that fab contest info using her new DANCING QUEEN kit! THIS kit had me singing the song in my head as I scrapped! LOVED this kit! Here is my layout using it, if you subscribe to the Scrap that Idea newsletter this was included in the most recent issue! If you don't subscribe you can do so here.

Stacey also has a freebie that you can snag from her blog called 2 by 2! Here is my layout using this fun kit:

MEL has been super busy lately! I've got 4 layouts to show you from her most recent kits! First up is her HELLO DARLING kit! I created this fun 2 pager showcasing my son cooking his own dinner! He loved the process from beginning to end!

Then there is NOTE THIS - a fun kit to highlight the musicians in your life! THis layout was created to highlight my husbands grandfather who is the most amazing trumpet player!

Next up is LOVELY. This kit was just perfect for my Hawaii vacation pics! THis is one of my favorite pics taken of Mike and I after the wedding! Love this man!

Last but not least is her HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU kit! The doodles in this kit are so much fun! This is once again my husbands grandfather who celebrated his birthday while we were on vacation!

Sara has a beautiful new kit called JUST PEACHY - it's gorgeous! I really enjoyed working with it so much that I created 2 layouts!

Here are 3 layouts created with kits from Vicki! One from her Colour me Happy kit (my love) , one from Over the Moon (get lost in a book), and one from Toy Box (little zookeeper)! I enjoyed creating with all three of these kits!!!!!

NOW for the FREEBIE!! I had 500 scrappers download my first template!!! WOW! I was just thrilled by that! It makes me happy to know that I created something of use to someone else!! AND thanks for the comments left! SO due to the awesome response here is template number 2! AND THIS is a FREEBIE within a FREEBIE! Included with this template is a grunge border I created. I've used it on a lot of my layouts!! THANKS for making my first template freebie a success!! AND if you have used my template please e-mail me at with a picture of your layout! I'll post it here!!!

Download HERE! And yes I did double check the link this time! LOL!

AND look for template number 3 tomorrow! Please leave a comment if you download! I love to hear your feedback! I love collagey type layouts and I'm sure a few of you do as well!! This template was based off the layout I created using the Scrap that Ideas MAY'S Scrap that Season COLLAB which you can still get at a great price!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


SOOOO sorry! Not sure why the link didn't work!!!


THANKS for your patience!! I totally thought it was working! LOL!! I guess I really should of checked it again huh?? LOL!!

Can't wait to see what you all do with it!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Another boy - SCRAPPY Goodness - and A FREEBIE!!

So in my family there are SIX girls and one boy - my poor father didn't get his boy until 6 years ago!!! I have 3 boys and one sister has 2 boys and one sister has 1 boy AND she just found out she is going to have ANOTHER BOY! So my parents will be the grandparents of SEVEN BOYS! WOW!!!! One of these days one of us will break the trend and have a GIRL but for now BOYS RULE in our family!! LOL! They now officially outnumber our original Six pack of girls!!! And when you add in all the brothers in law we are now the MINORITY in the family!! LOL!! Totally different but it is a BLAST! BOYS are so much fun!!!!

NOW onto the SCRAPPINESS!!!!!!

Okay so PAPER first!! LOL!! As you know I design for 3ScrappyBoys. I just love my paper kits!!!! And Heather has the best ones!! Here is a layout I did using February's kit! Yes it was a while ago but I have some scraps left! This kit was just perfect for a few wedding photos I printed out! I also used my CRICUT for this one! Gotta love it!! The large black scalloped paper was cut using the Mini-Monograms cartridge!

You can go here to see my online gallery!!

NOW there is LOTS to share in the digi world! Sara, Mel, Stacey, and Vicki have been SUPER busy at Scrap That Idea! So many great kits!!!! Here are some layouts I have created using their kits!! Some of these kits are in the store and some are freebies found on their blogs!!

First up is a kit called Suede from Mel! I always find the girly kits hard to work with but this one just came together so beautifully! I think this is one of my favorite layouts to date!

Next Mel put together a kit called Bath Time! Perfect for all your fun bath pictures!!! Now I don't have many of those so I went a different route and just did pics of my youngest out in the dirt!!

Sara is up next! She has put together a cute kit called Ladybug! It's adorable!! Granted I have no girls so I am getting really good at using girly stuff on boy pages!! LOL!! Hopefully my boys forgive me when they are older! HA! THis is my oldest being silly with Mr. Potato Head's mustache of all things!

Now onto Stacey! She has 3 fantastic kits out now!! First up is one called 2 Little Bots. It's adorable! You can get this FREE from her blog.

The next 2 kits are called Lil' Prince and Lil' Princess! You can buy these kits together or seperately. Here is a layout from me using each of these kits! I think you'll be able to tell which is which! LOL!

Last but not least is VICKI! She has a few new kits up as well!! The first is called Puppy Love! This kit is adorable!! I really enjoyed putting this layout together!

The next kit is one available on her blog! She has a collab with Nicole called Darling Buds of May! This kit is VERY colorful!! Worked great for some EASTER PICTURES!! AND - TADA - here is where my FREEBIE is! I loved this layout look so much I made a template of it!!! So after reading this REALLY long blog post - whew, it's like my longest ever - you deserve a treat!!!!

So here is my layout:

And here is the template!! You can download it HERE! I have a few templates in the works so let me know what you think of this one!! I'd love to know!

Now these gals have also put together TWO different COLLABS!!!! The first is Showers in Spring! Super fun kit from Mel, Stacey, and Vicki! Visit their blogs to pick up all the parts and pieces!! This was posted on their blogs last day of April so you should still be able to get it all!! I created a few layouts with this COLLAB:

And the next Collab is from Sara, Vicki, Mel, and Stacey!! This one is called Scrap that Season and is JAM PACKED- pick up this fabulous kit for only $4.00! Here is my layout using a part from each season!

I think that is enough fun for one BLOG POST!! This is what I get when I wait so long to post I guess!!!! THANK you for sticking with me!!!! I really am trying to be better at this blogging thing! I'll have more layouts and a few more templates to come in the following weeks!!!! FOR NOW - HAPPY SCRAPPIN'!!!!!