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Pup Pals kit releases plus some great Grab Bag Deals and a Facebook template hop

I’m so excited DSD weekend is going to be a blast at SNP!  Be sure to check out all the fabulous events and scrapping challenges at the SNP forum HERE! The theme this year is Be{YOU}tiful! And it’s all about what makes you special! You can also learn more about many of the designers at SNP and we would love to learn more about you too!

We also have a fabulous Facebook hop where you can grab tons of cute templates from many of the designers at SNP, I have a fun new kit to tell you about today as well as a few grab bag deals you can choose from in my store at SNP.

My newest kit is called Pup Pals and it is full of fun dog inspired papers and elements.  Are you a dog lover?  Then this is the kit for you!  Whether you have fun pics of your dog at the dog park, or just beautiful photos of your dog hanging out and enjoying life, this kit will help you scrap beautiful photos of your furry friend. This kit is brimming with cute doggie chipboard shapes, fun dog inspired elements and papers as well as plenty of non themed pieces that would be great for fall layouts as well. This kit contains a full upper and lower case alpha, numbers, and common symbols, 17 patterned papers, and 5 solids, as well as 58 elements  photo BCMD_PP_preview.jpg  photo BCMD_PP_paperspreview.jpg  photo BCMD_PP_alphapreview.jpg

Be sure to check out the amazing pages made by my CT:

By Wendy:  photo Gunner_BCMDPupPals_PTDComingHomeTmplt.jpg

Wendy also has a cute freebie on her blog:  photo wt_bcmd_PP_cluster_prev_zps7f8b3814.jpg

By Kiana:  photo SNPOctPupPals02_zps0cbf6c95.jpg  photo SNPOctPupPals01_zps93440c0a.jpg

By Melissa:  photo 561947_10152001335106103_397610911_n.jpg

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By Janet:  photo BeautifulBella_zpsa7910837.jpg

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by Robin:
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by Me: Using temptations Vol. 16 Template by Wendy Tunison Designs  photo 2013-1rudyandduke.jpg using a template freebie by Meagan’s Creations  photo 2013-10dogparty.jpg

Also for DSD weekend I have some super build your own grab bag sales in my store:  photo 5for10.jpg  photo 10for15.jpg  photo 20for20.jpg

Finally, be sure to check out the Facebook DSD template hop featuring a great collection of templates by many of the designers at SNP.  You can find my template on my facebook page and also start navigating your way through the various designer facebook pages.  photo BCMD_BE_templatepreview.jpg

Voting for Round 5 of STS Designer Darling + Freebie

Well, this is the final round!  It’s been such a fun run and I hope everyone has enjoyed all the wonderful kits that all the designers in the challenge have been sharing these last few weeks.  I’ve really enjoyed seeing all the super cool ideas that everyone has come up with for their kits.

You can still grab my full kit “Luminous” from the STS forum by clicking on the preview below, then be sure to grab the freebie add on here at my blog below.  Also if you liked my kit, please vote for me 🙂  You can vote in the forum HERE.  And thanks again so much to all my supporters this round!  YAY!!!

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Here’s a layout I made using the kit and add on as well as a template by Wendy Tunison Designs Temptations vol. 16

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Designer Darling Round 4 voting at STS + freebie add on

Voting is up for round 4 of the Designer Darling Challenge at Stuff to Scrap.

If you missed my entry for round 4 you can still grab it from the forum HERE.  If you really like it, I would love it if you would vote for me!  I had so much fun with this round, and it was such a challenge as we could only use our own commercial use items.  We were given a sample package of CU items that we could pull from as well, but a majority of the kit had to be of our own making.

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And you can also grab this freebie from my blog today click preview to download: sorry link expired
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Designer Darling Round 4 Freebie

Round 4 of the Designer Darling challenge at STS was one of the most difficult so far, for two reasons.  First of all we could only use our own CU items, this means I had to scan all my own textures, paper patterns, and my own elements (by scanning or creating on Photoshop-using only the shapes and brushes included with Photoshop-no added styles, shapes, brushes, etc).  I have a pretty good stash of commercial use items that I’ve scanned and extracted already, but very few textures and paper patterns.

Also my computer crashed the day we got our assignments for this round and my husband had to completely rebuild the computer and re-install everything. This did, fortunately, make it easy to determine which brushes, styles, shapes, etc were those included with photoshop all my added ones were lost in the re-build!  I just had Tuesday and Monday night to work on this kit.  It’s one of the fastest kits I have made, but despite all the insanity surrounding making this kit, I’m super happy with how it turned out!

I was inspired by a commercial I saw during the Oscars (so it was fortuitous that my computer died and I was forced to watch TV for a change!)  Anyhow the commercial was of women wearing pretty dresses and sitting in trees – I have no idea what they were trying to sell, but I thought it was a very lovely visual image.  So I started thinking about tree bark texture and butterflies, and pretty things against the greens and browns of nature.  And I’m really happy with the result.  I’d like to add on to this kit with my CU stash and make it a full sized kit someday!

You can grab this mini kit from the STS challenge forum if you click on the preview.  Also be sure to stop back by my blog once voting starts to grab an add on freebie 🙂
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STS Designer Darling round 3 CU pieces

For this third round of the Designer Darling competition we all had to make 3 commercial use (CU) items.  I chose to include a cute little dolphin scatter, using some of Fiona’s cool beads, an awesome metal leaf, and an embroidered flower. I hope you love using these for any kits you are making if you are a designer, or feel free to use them to jazz up a layout 🙂

I’ll have a little freebie CU add on in the next few days, so be sure to stop back!

You can download this CU set from the STS forum by clicking on the image
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SNP blog train Morning Fresh

Sorry, I’m late with the blog train post. Totally forgot what day it was! Anyhow, here it is: sorry link expired

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Here’s the list of blogs where you can find tons of great minis 🙂
Designed by sltppr (Janet)
Lady Sherwood Designs
Karen Diamond Designs
Amy’s Designs
Shuckclod’s Stuff
Ponytails Designs
Arts & Ains Designs
Scrap Happens Embellish It
Adriana’s Cafe
Scraps N Pieces
Joyful Expressions
Just For Fun Designs
Prairie Song Scraps
True North Scraps
Lisa’s Scraps
Scraps by Missy
Wendy Tunison Designs
Keystone Scraps
Lorien´s Workshop
Yez Designs
Leaving a Legacy Designs
Ladybug Pics n Scraps
Scrappin’ Is My Thing
Stampgram’s Studio
Busy Crafting Mommy

Designer Darling Round 2 “Skate Girl” + Freebies

We’re on to round 2 of the Designer Darling Challenge at STS. This round we were all given a couple photos to use as inspiration. One of the photos showed the owner of STS who is on a roller derby team. I really wanted to go with the roller derby kit as I think this is such a cool sport. I loved the movie Whip It!  I tried to make my kit grungy and hard core.  Those derby girls are super tough!

I picked a grungy palate, and I really love the results.
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Here’s a photo I made using the mini kit and the add on o my daughter trying out roller blades for the first time!  Using a template by Shayne’s Girl

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And here on my blog you can grab this freebie add on 🙂

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STS Designer Darling “Spring Fling” plus freebie

I decided to participate in the Scraps N Pieces Designer Darling competition again this year.  I had such a great time last year and got to know so many great designers, so I’m excited to be a part of it again.

For this first week all the designers were given the same bright, springy color pallet.  We could each decide on our own themes as long as we used those colors and had the right amount of elements and papers.

My theme is Spring Fling.  I wanted to capture some of the feelings of a retro spring formal.  You can download my submission to the contest from the Scraps N Pieces forum.  I also have a freebie here on my blog and one on my Facebook page 🙂  So if you visit all three stops you’ll have a nice sized kit.  I had a hard time sticking to the required elements and papers!

click the preview to go to STS. You do have to be a member of the forum to access the threads.  Voting has begun for the competition!  If you liked my kit please vote for it HERE.  Don’t worry, you can pick a few favorite kits 🙂

If you want to be sure to be kept up to date on all my freebies during this competition be sure to follow my blog and Facebook page.  Also you can sign up for my newsletter, where in addition to assorted freebies and coupons, I will keep you guys up to date on all the fun happenings during the contest 🙂

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And this add on part you can get right here on my blog (click preview to download)  sorry download link expired.  Watch for this kit to be in my SNP store soon!

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And here is a freebie add on from my Facebook page:

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Here are a couple  sample pages I made with this kit (also using some of the freebie pieces).  The first one is of my daughter’s recent Girl Scout adventure at a sock hop.  Both of my girls had such a wonderful time dancing around to fun music and batting around giant balloons.

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This second layout is of my husband back when he was in his middle school marching band!  
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Merry and Bright Kit releases + Freebie

I have a beautiful new kit in the store at Scraps N Pieces today that I am so excited to share with you, and best of all it’s 40% off the introductory week!  I had so much fun making this kit and I absolutely love the layouts my CT made with this kit.  I began it as a Christmas kit but it morphed into more of a general winter kit, although there are a few Christmasy papers and elements in there still that you can use to scrap any photos from the holiday that you still have!

This kit is full of fun and bright elements and papers that will give your layout a really fun and festive appearance and bring some beautiful colors to this time of year.  This kit includes 18 papers, 6 glitter sheets, 6 solids, and 69 elements.  Also be sure to grab the alpha freebie at the bottom of this post 🙂



And check out the beautiful pages my creative team made:

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and Wendy also has this great cluster frame freebie she made on her blog:

by Robin:


By Dani:


By Leah:

by me:




and I also have a fun alpha freebie for you today that coordinates with Merry and Bright (click preview to download):

Winter Chirp SNP blog train freebie

I loved the colors for this month’s blog train at Scraps N Pieces, they were just perfect for chilly winter days, although this past weekend here in Ohio was nearly 60!  That’s really uncommon for this part of the world where we are right in the snow belt.  But it was a nice to have some springy weather for a few days. 🙂

Anyhow, here’s my portion of the blog train, there are some great kits this month so be sure to stop by the rest of the blogs too 🙂

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Prairie Song Scraps
Honeybees Creative Hive
Karen Diamond Designs
Queen Wild Scraps
Shuckclod’s Stuff
Mommy Made This
Studio Linda Renee
Busy Crafting Mommy Designs  Ladybug Pics n Scraps
Scraps N Pieces
Just For Fun Designs
Scrappin’ Is My Thing!
Fit 2 Be Scrapped
Stampgram’s Studio
A Fish Design
Wendy Tunison Designs
True North Scraps
Joyful Expressions