Thursday, September 30, 2010

CT Spotlight

Hi, today you all get a chance to learn more about Sherry, aka rainervu

Do you have spouse/children:
I am married to Aaron - we've been married 8 years, now. And we have one daughter - Isabella, who is 3-1/2. She was born 1/1/07.

What do you like to do in your spare time:
Well, these days, digi scrap. But, also read, watch movies, sew on quilts (pretending I actually can do it!), explore new places

When did you start digital scrapbooking:
about 3 months ago - in May '10. I was determined I was never going to. I like the dimension of paper scrapping, and thought why would I ever? Then, all of a sudden (thanks to watching a friend, one night), I crossed over. And I LOVE it! Way too much, I'm sure.

What would be your ultimate dream vacation: for a month in Italy, maybe? Or, in the US, just spending time in Napa and Alexander valleys in CA. I love that area!

What is your favorite food: anything Italian

What is your favorite TV show:
Used to be ER. Then 24. Now....I'm afraid to become too hooked. It'll just end. haha! I like Criminal Minds the best of anything we watch, right now.
Describe yourself in one word:
Just one?

Here are some layouts by Sherry
you can see more in her gallery

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Beautiful Pages this week

Today I get to highlight some beautiful pages in Mel's Gallery over at Gotta Pixel I picked out two pages by the wonderful and talented Creative Team. First up is mome_david:

She used Whimsy 

And Templistic Wacky Pack 1, which you get free when you buy Whimsy!

Then I kept looking through the amazing talent in the gallery over at Gotta Pixel and found this page by LauraMarie:
She used So Grunge 

If you like the fantastic pages you see here, won't you head over to the gallery and leave them some love?? Just click on the layout to be taken to the gallery.  

If you'd like to pick up the supplies they used, click on the picture of the kit and you'll go to the store. 

Plus have you seen all the great deals over at Gotta Pixel??

I think this one is probably the best deal, but head over and you be the judge...

Just click any of the pictures to go straight to the store and pick up these fantastic deals.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Challenge and a new kit!

Hi!  I hope everyone's been having a good week and a good start to Fall.  Where I live, the weather has been absolutely beautiful, the past couple of days.  Making it a little harder to scrap, as it's perfect outdoor weather.  But, I managed to do a couple of pages, regardless!  How about you?  Did you try any challenges?  I've done so many, the past few weeks, including, finally, the one our own Sarah suggested. 
This is her challenge, originally posted on August 17:
Scrap with a List Challenge

You will need:
3 or more papers
2 frames
1 swirl, ribbon or cluster
1 tag
1 photo

Stack your papers and rotate them around to make a messy pile.
Position one of your frames on top of the other, highlighting a portion of the photo.
Place your photo under the frames.
Tuck your tag under the side of the frame.
Place the stitching along one edge of the photo.
On the opposite side, place your ribbon,swirl or cluster.
Add shadows to your papers and elements.
Journal on your tag.
(by Sarah @ Pink Lime)

Here is my layout from that:
Has anyone else done the challenge?  If so, we'd love to see, so post in the comments.

Also, I wanted to let you know - Mel has a new kit, just in time for Halloween.  It's a collaboration with Danimoy Designs, and it's called Spooktacular. 

I did a couple of layouts from the kit:

You can get the kit from Gotta Pixel
SugarHill Co.
And, that leads me to another great announcement.  You can now get many of Mel's wonderful designs at  Check it out!

Okay - I think that's about all I have for this time.  I'll be back again in October.  But, keep reading the blog.  Our other CT members will have some great posts, and I'm guessing some really awesome freebies!!
In the meantime - have fun scrapping.  And remember - challenge yourself!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Rewind and a Freebie!

Hi, Laura again bringing you a freebie from SO GRUNGE. Have you seen this kit, the colors are awesome and it works for boys or girls. and I created this freebie just for you! Enjoy!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

CT Spotlight: Angela

Today you have the chance to learn a little bit about another wonderful member of the Creative Team. Here is a little bit about Angela-

Username: aevans96

Do you have spouse/children: I married my HS sweetheart almost 10 years ago. He's a wonderful husband/musician named Corey. I have one amazing son, named Isaiah and will turn 4 in October.

What do you like to do in your spare time: Digi scrap, photography and make digi invitations for friends and family.

When did you start digital scrapbooking: March of 2009

What would be your ultimate dream vacation: Since we are dreaming here, I would like to travel around the world. Definitely Hawaii, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Rome and Japan. I want to take the most amazing photos and experience all that each place has to offer. Not too much to ask right? 

What is your favorite food: Chicken and broccoli scampi/Alfredo 

What is your favorite TV show: I can't choose just one. We have a DVR and Love TV. It's great at 3 in the morning when you can't sleep. But some of my favs are House, Dexter, Burn Notice, Bones and Fringe.

Describe yourself in one word: MultiFacilitated 

Favorite Quote: " Success is being the person that GOD wants you to be. " 

Here's a little peek at her talent:

I can't wait to see what else she had up her sleeve! Check out her galleries for a peek.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wowzers in the gallery!

Hey, Olivia here with your layouts of the week! (: Here's two goregous layouts I found in the gallery today:

just being a girl by chigirl

Credits: Sassafrass by A+ Designs, Template by Roxy's Renderings

What Makes a Mom? by kerryt

Credits: End of Summer Blues by A+ Designs; Fonts: Pea Lacy Chunky, His Name is Honey

Congrats kerryt and chigirl! (:

Be sure to leave them some love in the Scrapbook Bytes Gallery! Have a wonderful week, Olivia

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

To Template or Not to Template...

How is scrapping going?  It's been a while since I've posted on the blog.  But, I've been having fun with different layouts and challenges.  I've discovered I'm really hooked on templates.  It made me wonder - how many digiscrappers out there rely on templates most of the time, and how many come up with their own original layouts?
Kristy recently posted this layout that is her own design, no template.  I thought it was beautiful, so had to share here:

The kit she used is "End of Summer Blues", which you can get at Gotta Pixel here.

I am very inspired to try doing more layouts without templates.  If you want to share any layouts you've done without templates, I'd love to see!  Leave a gallery link in the comment and I'll check it out!  And, if you are totally addicted to templates, remember Mel has many wonderful ones available in the stores at Gotta Pixel and Scrapbook-bytes.

Now - one last thing.  In my previous blog post, last month, I told you I was going to try the challenge that Sarah posted.  I haven't done it, yet.  But, that has made it to the top of my scrapbook priority list, and will show how it turned out when I post, again.
In the meantime, Happy Scrapping!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Gotta Have it!


Get this AWESOME deal at either store!

This is one deal you won't be able to resist!

Twenty-four, yes you saw that correct, 24 different packages for $10.

You will be scrapping endless pages with all these goodies.


1.Berry Pickin

2.Zesty Spice

3.Romance Me

4.Forever Loved

5.Gotta Go Back

6.Summer Lovin'

7.Summer Lovin' Worn Papers


9.Princess for A Day

10.Wonder of it All

11.My Girl

12.Pretty in Pink

13.Puppy Dog Tails

14.Retro Spring

15. It's A Girl Thing

16.Fresh Squeezed

17.Sweet and Juicy

18.End of Summer Blues

19.Purely Perfect

20.Elegance Eve

21.Everything Nice


23.Nothing But Sweet

24.Make A Wish
Don't forget to check out my A+ Designs blog. My Creative/Blog Team post almost daily and there always giving something away!

And this week your Freebie


Monday's Freebie =)

Hope everyone's week is off to a good start!!
I am Angela and and here with Monday's Freebie...
Today I made a QP using "So Grunge". I asked what you guys wanted for a freebie and someone said they liked quick pages so, this one is for you Melanie!DL here

And right now the elements and the papers are on sale for just $1 each. What a steal. Get them while the sale last. Just click on the preview to do a little shopping =)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

SHCO Blog Train

Hi & welcome to Sugar Shock – a blog train collab! SugarHillco’s very first blog train, Woohoo!!

This collab is just stinkin’ cute! 14 SHCO designers (including me!) have come together and totally rocked it out, we hope you enjoy it and please remember to leave us all some comment love!!

Here’s what you’ll be collecting as you catch the train and make your stops!!

Here is my part to download!

Click the train image below to download my portion of Sugar Shock!

Please keep in mind that we are on different time zones so our posts may not all be available at the same time. If you do not see the next designer's collab part on their blog, check back a little later to grab it up! If it is still not available after 24 hours please email hello {at} sugarhillco {dot} com. Thanks and enjoy and don't forget to leave some love!!

You should have arrived here from Sugary Fancy... now, on to the next stop – Lilleyscrap Designs

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Rewind and a Freebie!

You'll get dazzled with this kit from Mel's Full of Grace Kit available at both her stores in Scrapbook-bytes and Gotta Pixel:

Kit includes a total of 13 papers, 1 alpha sheet, and 40 elements including some sparkles, some fairies, flowers and all the beautiful things you can think of ;) And, while you're at it, you might also want to check these other products that matches the kit:

And if you want to save a bunch, and save 50% off the whole thing, or you simply love everything from this collection, you can simply get the whole bundle here:

The colors are just great in this kit. It can actually be great for fall pages too. I made a layout with this kit for my darling son :

And as always here is a little QP freebie for all of you :)

**Oops! Sorry! Link has expired**

I hope you'll love it. Have fun and happy scrapping!

Keep coming back for more tips, freebies, and new release updates.

Noemi D.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

CT Spotlight: ScrapGlass

Today you have the chance to learn a little bit about another wonderful member of the Creative Team. Here is a little bit about Kristy-

Username: Scrapglass

Blog Address: I don't keep it up anymore, so probably best to not post it.

Do you have spouse/children: Yes, Ryan is my hubby, we've been married for 16 years and we have an awesome little girl who is almost 5, Kate.

What do you like to do in your spare time: Read, watch TV, scrap. I'm a homebody at night. During the day, I'm a playgroup social butterfly. Kate and I are on the go!

When did you start digital scrapbooking: Fall of 2008, I was making books for the grandparents and decided this would be easier than paper and I fell in love and never went back.

What would be your ultimate dream vacation: 6 weeks in Europe!

What is your favorite food: Indian

What is your favorite TV show: All time, Gilmore Girls, current, probably Design Star or Project Runway for reality and Grey's Anatomy for fiction.

Describe yourself in one word: God-lover!

Check out her galleries for loads of inspiration!
Scrapbook Bytes
Gotta Pixel

Here's a little peek at her amazing talent:

There is so much more to see, take a stroll through her gallery and be inspired!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Layout of the Week: September Week 2

You'll be surprised by today's layout of the week from kovaxka. This lady is sure filled with a lot of artistry in her blood. Check her page, Drama Queen:

What a mesmerizing page, huh! :) I love how she blended and layered all the different stuff on her page. She arranged them in such an interesting way. She used Mel's newest kit: So Grunge Worn Papers and Element Packs available exclusively at Gotta Pixel:

Product previews are linked directly to the store.

Have fun! :)

Noemi D.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Little Tuesday Scraplift Tip

Last week, Angela featured a challenge at Scrapbook-bytes that used her layout as an inspiration for their first scraplift challenge of the month. To jog your memories a little bit, here is the layout she made using Mel's Dirt Don't Hurt Collab Kit with LauraMarie Scraps.

Have you had the chance to pick an idea from her layout yet? The large photo in her layout is placed simply perfectly. And have you noticed how she blended her son's name to it? Those are the best parts in her page that inspired me to do my layout below:

I used Mel's Zesty Spice Kit available at Scrapbook-bytes. I blended some swirls on the main photo just like how angela blended her son's name on the dirt :) Clever technique right? Just a few of the many ways you can recycle your stash in your pages.

Maybe you have been inspired by angela's layout too. Maybe you can share it with us here so we can leave you some love. We'd appreciate it a lot if you could share your layouts with us using Mel's kits. We'd love to see them and get inspired by them too.

So, that's it for now. We hope we gave you a little bit of inspiration to scrap today.

Have fun!

Noemi D.