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

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bad Bad Blogger

Ahhhh. I am a Bad, Bad, Blogger. I really need to figure out how to make myself do this every week. It has been over a month. The truth is that last month (September)  I was  super busy with yet another contest. This time it was the Studio's Birthday Bash. I entered the Layout Artist Competition,
and Guess what?

I came in second place! Whoo Hoo! I am still dancing around the house. I even added a mop to my happy dance this morning, as the house desprately needed some extra attention. So why am I so happy with second place? Well because I WON a spot on the CT for the Studio!  I feel pretty good about this. Last year I was cut just before the finals, so winning a spot this year feels really great.
Here are the pages I made for the 4 rounds of competition.

The first kit we used was Black Holes by Nibbles & Scribbles 
I used photos of my son Dallas to create this spacey page.
The second week was a bit different than what they had ever done before. It was a template challenge. As many of you know I love to create templates, but I love to use them too. The challenge for me on this was to keep the integrity of the template, but still make it my own. This is definately one of my most favorite pages I have made. The kit we were to use was any one or combination of kits from the round 1 or round 2 designer contest. I used Jillberts round 2 entry called Under the Harvest Moon. The template pack is a wonderful set of templates by Aimee Harrison called Opposites Attract
Here is my page using photos of my little Angelina
Week 3 we got to work with a kit that went together so well for me. As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what photos I had to use. My grandprincess Kaydence was a perfect fit for this gorgeous colab by Carin Grobe Designs, and Janet B. designs. The kit is called Indian summer. 
I had so much fun playing with this I made a bonus page too. 
Making it this far was so exciting to me, but when it was announced that I made it to the finals I was so happy. The kit we used in the final round was theStudio's September Mega kit called Old School. This was a bit of a challenge for me.  Once I found the right photos using one of my niece who is now in High School, and one an old class photo of my nephew, the pages came together so well.

So this is the story of how I became a CT member of theStudio! Also during the month they ran some extra challenges and one of them was a template exchange. We all know I cant resist a good template exchange. So here is my FREE template and some pages I made with it. 
My Pages 
Kit : Natures Beauty Add On by Scrappy Cocoa
Kit: Sweet Stuff by Snips & Snails Designs
And finally here is the FREEBIE TEMPLATE!
and the link to the 4Shared DL

Enjoy, and I hope I can get my act together and see ya again soon. 
Brenda (momto7)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Once again I have been keeping busy working with some beautiful kits. Snips & Snails Designs has had quite a few new kits since I last posted. There are some great ones too.  Here is what I have done with her newest kits, and the links to her Store at One Story Down.

No. I am not refusing to tell you the name, That is the name. lol And this is one of my most favorite kits ever.

And as an added bonus I have created another template from this lovely lavender page. 
Get it from my 4 Shared account HERE

Enjoy your new template. I would love to see what you all create with this feel free to link me up to your page(s). 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Christmas in July

A lotof stuff is going on around digiland. I have some amazing kits from my fabulous  designers to share with you today.
First Berry Sweet Scraps is having a Christmas in July sale from July 20 - 25.  
There is an amazing coupon to get a gorgeous MEGA kit for free. check out the BSS blog
and I just browsed a few of the Bloh Train Stops, and they are so worth looking at.

I have been digging through all my Winter/Christmas photos and have created a few pages.

There are so many adorable elements in North Pole by Sunny Day Scrps:
And my pages with this one.

And I love the colors and even more adorable elements in Sunny Day Scraps kit GingerSnaps
check out what I made with this kit.

A few months back I made a page with another kit by Sunny Day Scraps called Cozy Christmas. I think this is one of my favorite Christmas kits.
My page
And if you follow the blog train Sunny day Scraps has created an add on  to this kit. 

The blog train starts HERE you will need to scroll down a bit to se it though.

I sure hope everyone is enjoying their summer. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Hi all. I am back again. Finally. I had some computer problems last month, but now that is all fixed and I am back!.  I have a lot to show off, so I will do it over the next few days. Today I want to show what I did with the new kit from Snips & Snails Designs. Her latest release is called Wishes, and the color palette is stunning. This kit is only available at One Story Down.
I did two pages with this one the first I used a template by Megan Turnidge.
And the second page I created a template to give away
And HERE is the free template I made for you today. 

enjoy your newest gift.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I am so happy. I am racing in the Amazing Digi Scrapping Race. I have met a new friend that is racing with me. She is known through Digiland as Kimm23 and she is awesome. She has 5 kids (mostly grown - as she said). Between us that is 12! So our team name is Elements x 12. So challenges come out every Sunday and Wednesday.  Sunday,  was the first challenge, and I already finished my page! Woo Hoo!
The Challenge was to scrap a BAD photo. I used a photo that my husband took. I have no idea why. There is no explanation as to why that photo was on my camera. So I scrapped it.
Here is my first race page!
I used Snips & Snails kit called Blue Jean Spring , and the camera element was from an A5D designer colab called for the love of scrap.

Now this one was so fun, and I really like how it turned out I thought it would make a neat template, What do you think?  So I went ahead and created a template from this. I really like it and I hope you will too. Please tell me what you think.
Image linked


Monday, May 7, 2012

After the party

Whew, with iNSD weekend over, I am feeling pretty good about all my finds. I did spend some money, but what I got are kits that I have really wanted for a long time. So all in all I feel pretty good about my purchases. I do have a bit of that day after the big event let down going on though.  [big sigh]. Of course I am trying to fight off a bit of a cold too, so that doesnt help.
Here is what I have been up to getting ready for the big day, and my designers new releases over the weekend.
Charly of Sunny Day Scraps is so excited to announce that she has opened her store over at Me So Scrappy!

And with the opening of her new store she has a wonderful colab with Daybreak Scraps by Dawn exclusive to her Me So Scrappy Store . The kit is called Remembering You, and is just so beautiful. 
here are my pages with the kit.

She also has a new kit called Summer Day that I got to play around with. This one is so bright and fun. A great kit for all your summer photos. Available at Berry Sweet Scraps and at Me So Scrappy
my pages

I also made a couple of pages for the new release that Snips & Snails Designs released over the weekend. Her new kit is called Letters From Tuscany, and is just WOW! I had so much fun with this kit and put together what may be one of my most favorite two page spreads to date.  Letters From Tuscany is sold exclusively at One Story Down.
 My Pages

And I finally got to play in the Garden. That is the colab with Deli Scraps by Min, Skrapper Digitals, and Snickerdoodle Designs called Vintage Garden available at the Studio.
My Page is here

Thursday, May 3, 2012


First, I need to appologize for all the missing photos on my blog. I did some organizing of my photobucket, and need to go back and update all my new links. I will hopefully get this done soon.

Second, I am so excited about iNSD this weekend. How about you? Got any big plans? I am just going to hit my favorite stores. My most favorite designers blogs, and follow whatever leads come to me. I am not overly organized for this, but I am really looking forward to it. One of the places I will spend A LOT of time over the next few days is at Berry Sweet Scraps I am hosting a game there, and I hope you will all join me. I have an awesome participation prize for you all too. I have created 10 Bragbook pages using kits from Sunny Day Scraps, and if you play my game you can win up to all 10 pages!
And for those of you who visit me here, you get a sneak peak of all 10 pages. PLUS I have a suprise BONUS too! TWO additional FREE pages. I have lost my mind that is 12 free Bragbook pages! You can pick up the first one right here, and grab its matching page from Friday 5/4/12 - Sunday 5/6/12 at the BSS iNSD Events Forum (forum will be unlocked on Friday), and find my game titled "Can You Find It All?" !! It is that simple. (or you can just click the link here and go straight to my game. Make sure to check things out and see how you can win the rest of the pack too ;)

And as promised Here is your first FREEBIE! All the pages are for personal use, and were created by me Brenda - mom to 7 Designs - using kits from Sunny Day Scraps.
This page was created using Sunny Day Scraps Splashtastic Summer.

Here is your free sample page. (image Linked to 4Shared download)

Remember to check in with the Forum starting Friday (5/4) to pick up the matching page, and also play along with all the fun games. There are LOTS of chances to win neat stuff. 
Enjoy your goodies

Monday, April 23, 2012

I did it

I finally got the zip file to upload so I now have the .psd and the .png files for my template.
Wouldn't you know the one day that I had planned to go back to bed after I got the kids off to school, I decided to check the internet and see if it would work. It only took 8 min to upload (one time I tried it took 2 hours to get to 98%, then it just quit). Anyway it is finally done. Yay!
So if you are passing through for the freebie, scroll on down, and on your way look at all the new stuff the designers I CT for have out, and the other project I have done this week.
I also made a ton of siggies. My One Word Wednesday over at A Siggy Piggy on CafeMOM has been a huge hit. I will try to updaye my signature gallery, if my internet holds out long enough.

Charly of Sunny Day Scraps has a new kit called Spring Renewal. Available at Berry Sweet Scraps. HERE
Here are the pages I created with it.
FAbulous kit with so many fun little critters. 
Snips & Snails came out with a new kit as well. Hers is called Blue Jean Spring and it is so much fun to play with. It is available exclusively at One Story Down HERE
Here is the page I created with this one. 
And Min of DeliScraps by Min has a new colab with Snickerdoodle, and sKrapper Digitals, called Vintage Garden. I haven't had the chance to play in this garden yet, but it looks like it will be fun with loads of neat stuff. It is available at the Studio. HERE
And finally, I created a page all for fun! And for a template challenge at the Studio. The kit I used is called Flutter by Digilicious Designs (I just love her stuff). and the template was created by Scrappy Cocoa (she is awesome too). 
kit & template available at the Studio.

Ok, now for what you have been waiting for. again here is the template that took 19 days to upload. lol. 
Here is the link to the PSD.
and what I created with it.
using Welcome to Bunnyville fron DeliScraps by MIN get it HERE
this one using Cozy Christmas from Sunny Day Scraps.
available HERE

Thanks for looking and I hope everyone can now enjoy the template.