Beautiful kit used for this blog header is Hint of Spring (add on) by Let me Scrapbook. Check out her Blog here.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I am just going to get straight to the point. I have been without internet since Wed. and so I am late in getting up the blog train freebie.....I am soooo sorry. So not to make you wait any longer.

Twim Mom Scraps is having a Blog Birthday!!! To celebrate with her our wonderful CT has created a FUN CT Blog Train. You can pick all kinds of goodies from her new kit FAlling Blooms. Without further is the CT Blog Train Freebie cluster as Promised.


Friday, September 2, 2011

September Already???

I cannot believe that September is here already. where does the time go?  It sure does fly by if you are not paying attention. I have tons of things on my mind so I am just gonna get going.

TWIN MOM SCRAPS is having a Blog Birthday Celebration. Hurry and get over there and you can get some great deals. She is having a Progressive sale through the month. So right now everything is at least 50% off.  Next week it will be 40%, then 30%, get the idea. So buy now and you can get more bang for your buck.  AND she has a Download a Day going on. and it is gorgeous!!! PLUS later on this month you will find a Blog Train. Also check out her BLOG Challenges. This week it is a FONT Challenge - Now who doesnt LOVE a great new font!?

Marie H also has a fabulous sale going onthrough the month. Check out her stores at GingerScraps, the Studio, and her new store at Scrapping Fairytales

Stephanie of Snips & Snails Designs is also happy to be featured in the GingerScrapsStreet Magazine. She has an awesome kit for this.  It will be available for free for the month of September, and after that you will be able to pick it up in her stores. She also has a set of stacked papers, and cardstock already in her stores at the Studio and Divine Digital

Here are two LOs I created using this wonderful kit. 


Speaking of featured Designers - another one of my Designers is being featured this month. Matilda of Matilda Designs is also being spotlighted.  So check her out at ScrapInsider, you will meet a very lovely extremely talented artist.  And you can pick up some great deals too.

AND as if that is not enough....I have gotten myself into two more store competitions.....I dont do well in competition so we will see how that goes, but it will be fun. I think. 

The Studio is having a BIG BIRTHDAY BASH!!  And with that there is a Layout Artist Competition along with a bunch of other challenges. I am especially excited for the template exchange (as I have mentioned before I am addicted to templates) . I am struggling with the LO already, lol. I have one but I am not sure I LOVE it, so I will probably make one or two more, and then post the one I like the best (that is if I can find the time) 

A new month means a new Template Challenge. Once again I am hosting this challenge over at Sunflower Scraps Boutique.  I am super excited about this months template. I am very happy with the final result. I am a little sad that last month I only had two people post their pages. I cant help but doubt myself as a template creator. So if you do DL please at least let me know what you think even if it is just a small thanks.  I type kinda slow and that only took a couple of seconds. plus a few seconds to go through the submit comment it really does make me smile. 

NOW the template. I was inspired by the participation Bonus that the fabulous designer Whispy Dzines created for my challenge.  Its just....So... September (as I remember it in the Northern Hemisphere).  Check out the challenge and consider playing along this will get a great Bonus if you do.  I also was advised that a lot of people dont like shadows included (for a few different reasons). I always have liked the shadows, so I decided this month to offer BOTH. If you have an oppinion let me know what your preference is. This can help me as a creator. 

Enough babble and onto the goodie. 

here is the template. 

and you can find it HERE

What a great weekend. Carlos and I went on a long overdue mini vacation. It was quite an adventure, and a funny one at that. We went to a city about 3 hours (by bus) away. It was inland from the beach, and up a mountain. Well what they consider a mountain here. Growing up in the Rockys I consider it more of a great big hill. Before we left everyone told us how Cold the place is. To make sure we dress warm, as it is still winter here. I was so excited to get to use my sweater that I wore on the plane coming from SLC.  We got there about noon, and I had to take off the sweater and just use a tee shirt because after getting off the air conditioned bus the air was quite warm. We ate a fabulous lunch, then went on the tour of the city the hotel provided.
The main attraction of the city is a beautiful garden clock. Here is the image from the internet.

Looks so nice right?  Weeeellllll. What you see is not what you get. The land around it is not a nice park type setting, It is a little, island in the middle of the  road. and the clock is so much smaller than we expected. The greenery is not so lush right now. It definately needs some love. On a positive note. We had a great time just the two of us. The kids managed to not destroy anything. I was a little nervous though, because the house was much cleaner than it was when we left. Suspicious? Maybe.

 OK.  Enough of my rambling. Before I left I had a ton of new releases by some fantastic designers.

Marie H had three fabulous releases. One was a Template collection. 
Here is my LO using one of her Heroes Templates. 

Marie H also released a fun Back to School kit called Land of Learning. 

Marie  also released a colab with Psychozoe, and Harmony Star, called Faith In Every Footstep.  This kit is sooo beautiful. I created two LOs using this one. 

AND for my newest CT - Snips and Snails Designs, I got to play with her new colab with Digilicious Designs.  The kit is called Girls Night and it is an Amazing kit. 
Its jam packed with goodies, and was perfect for photos of my
aspiring model daughter - Ashley.

AND Finally for your FREEBIE!!! I used a fabulous coalb from Sunny Day Scraps & Sweet Tomato Designs, called Pet Shop. to create the following WordArt Frames. PU, S4O, S4H only please.

I hope you enjoy your Freebie and as always would love to hear a quick thanks.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

YAY I did it. I finally finished my second kit. I really loved the colors of the Color Challenge at the Studio this month. So soft, and yummy. I had a lot of fun with the challenge of getting special elements in this one. First as the papers came together, I realized that the little 'white Rabbit' that showed up about two weeks ago would look so pretty in this kit. So I put the kids on the lookout for the bunny to return. It didnt take too long.... the very next day she showed up. She posed for the camera. We have a ton of wild animals here, but rabbits are not native to the rain forest. We figure she was probably somebodys pet, and ran away. She loves to play with the kids. They chase and she hops away, but not at full speed. If she gets too far ahead she will stop and turn around & wait for them. then hop off again. When she has had enough she simply hops through the fence into the forest.

I used this as an inspiration and tried to blend realistic with non realistic items. I hope it looks okay?
Scroll down for the preview, and the Download link. Tak a moment on your way  and see what pages I have created for my wonderful designers this week.

 Wonderful new kit by Twin Mom Scraps called Seaside Whimsy. 

Marie H has a new kit and Template called Flutters My Eyes at You. 
This is a great kit for siblings and such welcoming a new baby.

And another fabulous page from the SSB store. 
The next two are from Honored Scraps the kit is called Cocoa Kisses
and is sooooo YUMMY!

AND Stephanie of Snips and Snails Designs is having an amazing sale She has not just one, but two bundles of 5 kits for $5. Each and every kit of hers is fantastic, and this is a deal that is too good to pass up. Ypu need to act quick though the sale is only on for a few more days.  Here are the previews of the bundles.

You can grab this deals at the Studio or at Divine Digital

And now here is what you are looking for the Preview and link to my second kit.
This is the Lo I made with this Little mini. 

Soft Citrus
Download with 4Shared

A little off topic rant. I am very frustrated with the wait time of 4 shared, but media fire will NOT let me upload this file. That is why at the moment I only have it available this way. Sorry for any inconvienience.

Enjoy your kit.
Take a sec and leave me a note so I know if you like my little give aways.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

So I really cant stand not having a Freebie on my blog. Thus the quick turn-around time between posts. I was making a LO with a Marie H template (Deco cut #4) and a beautiful kit (Whimsy) from Designs by Krista. The kit went so well with some photos I had of my little Angel, I knew I had to do a two page spread. So using the inspiration of Marie H I created the second page. And well.....I loved it so much I had to turn it into a template for you all too!

Here is the page I created with the Marie H Template.

Here is the page I created my template from.

and finally HERE is my gift to you, A FREE Template.

enjoy your gift & check back again. I am almost finished with my next color challenge. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ahhh Time to update again. I dont have any freebies this time though. I have just been so busy. And with the hubby home for the next two weeks I am not too sure how much time I will have. I have been busy working on my new color challenge [kit] and want it to be better than the last. I am hoping to have it ready for everyone very soon PLUS I have added two mor CT duties to my list. One for the Sunflower Scraps Boutique, and the other one is for Snips & Snails Designs. I am so excited about both.
I have a couple of LOs that I created for Snips & Snails but I cant post them till the beginning of next month when the kit releases. I will however say that this kit is fantastic. Watch for it to be released at the beginning od September.

I created LOs for SSB and have been really happy with them both. I used a kit by a designer that I have never worked with before, and her stuff is fantastic.

 The designer is Darkmoons Dream, and the kit I used is called Summer Candy. 

Rebecca of Twin Mom Scraps had another new winner out called Good Morning

And Sunny Day Scraps has teamed up with Sweet Tomato to create a FABULOUS kit called 

And Finally Matilda Designs has a brand new kit called 

Check back again soon and I will try to have a new gift for yall next time. I promise. 

Thanks for looking. 
See ya soon. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Really Quick Update

I am just stopping by to let everyone know that I may be a little less visible for a couple of weeks. My wonderful husband is going on vacation on the 15th. So I will probably be spending some more time with him. I did however want to share what I have been doing.
First things first, I have been trying to follow a blog train, and have discovered the wait time for 4 shared is rediculous! I feel bad that that is how I have been offering my freebies. So I am "moving" to media fire (at least for now). My older gifts are still on the old site, and if time & patience allows I may move them over, but for now I only have 2 offers at media fire. One is my Celebrate template I am offering from my last post.
The next is one I am thrilled to share.  I decided to try my hand at creating a little mini kit. Now keep in mind that this is my Very First attempt at creating anything. I used some online tutorials to create the textures, and found some great CU items to work with. I used the color palette from the Color Challenge at SSB.
I hope you all enjoy my first little mini.

So Soft

and here is my Celebrate Template

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hi all, I have been kept super busy lately, and with the internet being upgraded again & again we have had some spotty service. Hopefully it has been taken care of now, but I am not holding my breath. One of the hazards of living in a developing area right on the beach. lol.
I have had a great week though.  I found out on the Ginger Scrap site that one of my most favorite designers was having a CT call. I always keep 2 or 3 spots open for the just in case so and so has a call. Well on that list was Marie H. If you havent seen her stuff check it out. It is gorgeous! She is also a Template genius. She is the main reason I have become addicted to templates. Not using them, which I LOVE doing. But creating them also. Can anyone see where this is going? I hope so.
Well I am not Marie, but I think I have inproved in the template I make. I have learned how to save seperate PNG layers (it really is more work, but it is worth it, so everyone can use them) and I think the quality is much better than it was. BUT I will let YOU decide that.
What I have for you today is not one, but 2 new templates. One is the template challenge I am hosting over at SSB .

Here is the preview of the template.  I called this one Celebrate because I am trying to remind myself that birthdays (mine) are a time to celebrate. lol.

 Please feel free to play along with me too. I would LOVE to see what you create with this. 

Here is what I made with this one.  I really am happy [read with sarcasm] to turn 40. UGH!

and if this isnt incentive enough to get yo to come back, I have ANOTHER freebie tooj ust keep scrolling through some of my favorite LO's from the past few weeks. : D

I had so much fun with this LO. My sweet little Angel. When she saw this she asked whats inside the box, I told her it a treasure. What do you think you are hiding in the treasure chest - she replied seashells. Love little kids.

kit used is called Seaside treasures by Sunny Day Scraps.


The next 3 were made for the Christmas in July at the Studio. I got some great winter kits (even though I dont have winter anymore) I found some old photos of past winters to scrap. 
Kit used in the first two is an adorable kit by Let Me Scrapbook called Its Snow Cold

 This was the final outcome of the PS hosted by MIN of Delli Scraps. Love that lady.

 Now believe it or not but THIS was Crhristmas Eve 2009. I love Brasil !

The kit used for this one is called Beachtime from Designs by Krista

The next one is a kit from Twin Mom Scraps and it is soooo cute.
It is called Fairytale Forest, and it is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!

This one is a personal favorite. It was a scraplifft challenge at Ginger Scraps, and it is one of my most favorite people in the world (my grandbaby). The kit was super fun to use too its called Tea & Honey from Pretty in Green, and you can pick it up free if you register at GS you will find this and a whole lot of other good stuff in the Welcome Wagon. If you havent yet you should check it out. 

AND finally what you have been scrolling for My other freebie is another Template. This one just click on the image to go to the DL. I have included Tif, PSD, and seperate PNG layers

Here is what I made using this It is called Schools In by Twin Mom Scraps. 
You can also pick up the word art from my previous post.

I sure hope you will all enjoy my templates. 


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ahhhhh the end of summer break. Here in Brasil it isn't summer, but the kids have been on break for the past month. They go "Back to School" on the second of August. Mom is really happy to have a morning break from all the fighting. So how am I celebrating this event?  With a FREEBIE of course.
Rebecca of Twin Mom Scraps has an AMAZING new kit in her stores. It is called Schools In. Unlike a lot of back to school type kits this one is not overly bright. It worked super well with Bella's Kindy pics. Oh that seems like forever ago. 
Here is the page I made with this kit. 

Cute right? Well I think so. I had so much fun with this, that with the permission of Rebecca. I am offering this Word Art Freebie. 

Download HERE

Please take a moment to let me know what you think of my freebies. Just a quick comment would mean a lot to me. 

Happy Scrapping