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Handy Daddy BAK at Stuff to Scrap

This month’s BAK at Stuff to Scrap celebrates all the things we love about the men in our lives.  For the first week, each package is just $1.99, buy 3 or more and save 50%.

One of the things I remember doing as a kid is helping my dad do repairs on our house and at many of the houses he worked on.  In the summers, when my mom was at work and I didn’t have camp, I would travel with my dad to the places he was fixing up for people.  I loved to help hand him tools and nails and brushes as he completed his jobs.  In fact this was how I got my first kitten!  One of the houses we frequently worked at had kittens and the woman who lived there let me pick one out!  I named her Rose and she was the best kitten ever!

These are the packs I’m offering for this week.  I included many different tool related objects and paint splatters are everywhere!  These minis will be perfect for scrapping the little helpers in your life, or the big Dad helpers too 🙂

A mini kit
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Check out these great layouts by my CT:

by Robin:
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By Jenn:
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By me-helping my dad paint our garage when I was 8 years old:
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Spring Fling kit releases + Freebies

I have a new kit in the store at Scraps N Pieces.  Many of you may recognize it as my first entry for the Designer Darling competition at STS.  I’ve added a few more elements to the kit, I really loved those instruments and wanted more!

This kit is a little bit dance, a little bit music, a little retro, and tons of spring!  You will be able to scrap beautiful school concert pages, school dances, or just some lovely pages for spring using this kit.  Lots of great possibilities with this one 🙂

Spring Fling will be 30% off for the first week, making it just $2.79
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Also be sure to check out the great pages and all the freebies my CT made with this kit:

By Robin:
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And she also has a freebie frame you can grab (link coming soon):
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By Dani:
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Dani also has a little cluster element you can grab at her blog:
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By Jenn:
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Jenn has a paper stack you can grab from her blog:
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By Wendy:
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You can also grab a pretty cluster frame from Wedny’s blog:
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By me:
My husband in his middle school marching band
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Fiona at a Girl Scout Sock Hop party
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Teddy (pet dog kit) by Shel Belle Scraps

This month’s BAK at Stuff to Scrap is all about pets.  I got to work with a new kit by Shel Belle Scraps called Teddy (named after her dog).  This kit is full of fun elements and papers all about dogs.  You can grab an alpha set (which includes 2 full alphas), elements, and papers during this month’s BAK.



I had fun making a couple layouts with this kit to show you!

The first one is of me when I was really young with our old dog Mike.
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The second layout is of my last dog, Puck, at his favorite place- the dog park.
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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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Friends Across the Miles by Shel Belle Scraps and B2N2 Scraps

Shel Belle and B2N2 Scraps have teamed up to bring you this beautiful collab called Friends Across the Miles.  I love the bright springy colors to this kit and the  fun and versatile elements.


Here are a couple pages I made with this kit.  The first one is one of those cool, old silhouettes of my mom when she was a little girl:
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And the second of is my mom and dad back in the 70s!
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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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