Thursday, December 24, 2009

New CT, Coupon and a Grand Opening!

So, I applied to be on the CT Team for Bre of BTA Designs and I was chosen!  She's mostly a template designer but does do some other things.  Here are a couple of the layouts I have made so far using her products:

Made with Jacabean Designs "Contempo Yellow"

Using Traci Reed's "His Playroom"

Using Stolen Moments "Cotton Candy Christmas"

As a Christmas gift to everyone Bre is giving out a coupon to her shop at Scrapable.

And if that wasn't enough she has announced a Grand Opening at Enchanted Studio Scraps.  This excited me because I am a Pixie (site CT) at ESS.

Did you see that?!  A $50 gift card is up for grabs if you make a purchase between 12/30 and 1/3!!

Well, that's it for now.  Hope you all have a wonderful holiday. 

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gift Wrapped and a freebie or two!

Jacabean Designs holiday kit is out today - Gift Wrapped!  The kit was created with a color palette chosen by all of Jackie's fans.  This kit is packed with 16 papers, 57 elements, and a lower & upper case alpha with numbers.

And, if that weren't exciting enough she also has a pack of holiday cards created with this kit.

Gift Wrapped Cards contains 6 quick cards, each in 2 sizes (8" x 4" and 7" x 5"), pus 9 titles, and 7 inside verses to make your cards in a snap. As part of Tidal Wave Weekend, you can get either of these at 25% off through Sunday.

Here are a couple layouts that I created with this kit:

And now on to the freebie portion of this post.  LOL!

I've made some gift tags using Gift Wrapped. 

You can download those here.

Also, Jackie has a free Christmas Card available on her blog.

Head on over to Jackie's blog to pick up this freebie.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Two New Pixie Layouts

I got a chance to work with Appletini (my favorite drink by Chris Greiser Designs.

This kit is are the two layouts that I created:

The first one is from this months December Scraplift Challenge over at Enchanted Studio Scraps.

The second one is a layout I created with pictures of our friend's.  They got a little silly with the camera at dinner one night.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Glitz & Glam and a freebie!

Hello everyone and Happy Black Friday!  Hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving.  Right now my family and I are tucked away in a beautiful cabin in the mountains enjoying a break from our regular world.  We do this every year and never get tired of it.

So, let's get down to business.  LOL!  Jackie aka Jacabean Designs has a brand new kit out at Scrapable.  Glitz and Glam is a beautiful kit.  I just love the vibrant blues, browns and oranges in this one.  Here is the layout that I created with it:

If you enjoy this kit, like I know you will, make sure you head on over to Scrapable and see what else she has in her shop.  You are sure to find other kits that you will just love.

And I've made a freebie for you all with this kit.  Here are a couple beautiful bookmarks that you can print at home and use them to enjoy with your favorite book.

Download Here

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pretty Pink Layout!

Thanks so much to Kayre (KajunKJ) for using my freebie to create this adorable layout.

Special thanks to all those that have left me comments either here on my blog or on 4shared.  I really appreciate the sweet comments.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Freebie Friday!!

It's here...Pretty Pink Christmas!  My newest dabble at designing turned out to be this really cute Christmas Mini.

Here's a page from Jacabean Designs (Jackie).  Thank you so much to her for making a page for me to show off!

Here are two pages that I did.

Please drop me a line and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sneak Peak!!

I wanted to give you all a sneak peak of the freebie that will be available for download here on Friday so make sure you come back then to check it out.  :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I just looked at my downloads for my part of the Everything Nice Blog Train and let me just say WOW!  I have 223 downloads for my part.  To me, that's amazing.

We had so much fun putting this together, so definitely look forward to more of these in the future.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Everything Nice Collab Blog Train!

The Jacabean Designs CT, along with Jackie herself, put together this awesome collab kit.  This was so much fun because most of us are new to this designing stuff.  It's perfect for scrapping those newborn pictures.  Along each stop you will pick up a part to this awesome kit.  There are also some quick pages and some clusters.  Here is a full preview of this kit:

Here's my portion of the kit:

And here is a list of all the stops:

Carrie (you are here)
Mandy (blogger layout)

Have fun and if you make any layouts with this kit, please link us to your gallery so that we can leave some love!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Another FREEBIE and a COUPON!!

Tired of purchasing those expensive store bought tags?  Well, have I got a treat for you!  Yesterday I had a little free time and put together a set of gift tags using Sarah Morgan's latest kit, Happy Holidays.  These tags can be printed out on cardstock or on sticker sheets and they are free!  Who doesn't love a good freebie?!

You can grab my freebie here.

Also, just for blog and newsletter readers, Sarah is offering a coupon for 40% off the Happy Holidays bundle found at Inspiration-Lane.  The bundle comes with the kit, solid papers, candy cane alpha and some printable Christmas cards.  That is a deal!  Enter code HHBundle_40%off at checkout.  This coupon code is good until December 1, 2009.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Phew..what a weekend

What a full weekend this was for digiscrappers.  DSD (well weekend) was a weekend full of sales, challenges and tons of fun.  I literally spent all day Saturday at the computer.  My hubby was a great sport about it though.  LOL! 

I thought I would share just a few layouts I did over the weekend.  All of these layouts were done for challenges over at Scrapable.

Song-Lyric Challenge (I Hope You Dance):

Theme Challenge (Pumpkins):

And a pumpkin recipe to go with that:

And a Midnight Speed Scrap:

Thanks for looking!

Scrapable Blog-It Challenge - Winter

Well, I live in an area of California where we really only see two seasons - Summer and Winter.  I really would rather have Fall or Spring but those, sadly, only last a couple of weeks it seems.  I do like the Winter.  I prefer our Winter weather over Summer...who likes 115 degree days?  Not me.  I love curling up by the fireplace and reading a good book or watching a movie with the hubby and kiddos.  I love the holidays that fall in the Winter months.  I look forward to our week long getaway during Thanksgiving...tucked away in a cabin in the mountains.  I look forward to spending time with family and friends for Christmas.  The Winter brings many good things and a lot of wonderful blessings.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's Been A While...and a freebie!

So, I'm sure you've all realized by now that I kinda suck at this whole blogging thang.  LMAO! 

Lots of things going on.  I'm still an Aloha Girl at Scrapable.  I'm and Enchanted Pixie at Enchanted Studio Scraps.  I've been a part of the Fairytale Academy over at Brownie Scraps....I'll have a kit to share with you all real soon.  :)  I still have my CT's that I'm on too.  All these things keep me super busy...but I love it.  :)

I created a little mini-kit to give to you all as part of the Color Challenge over at Enchanted.  This was our color palette:

This is what I've come up with:

Please let me know what you think.  Any and all comments are greatly appreciated.  Pick up your copy of the kit here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Enchanted Studio Scraps - October 09 Mega!!

Enchanted Studio Scraps just released their Mega Kit for October 09 - Sweet On You. This kit is so unbelievably adorable. Just take a look for yourselves...

This kit is jam packed with 45 papers, 2 alphas and over 75 elements!!  And for a limited time only (til Oct. 10th) you can pick this kit up for just $3.59.  That's a steal for a kit this large.  Head on over now and make sure you post your LO's to the gallery!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

You Are Beautiful Collab!

Jacabean Designs and Digi-Designs by Nicole have teamed up to bring you this beautiful collab called You Are Beautiful.  The colors in this kit are amazing.  Check it out:

Nicole's Part:

Jackie's Part:

The most exciting part of this is right now it's FREE!  Can't beat that.  Head on over to their blogs to pick up the parts to the kit.  Yesterday they gave out the papers and today they are giving out the embellishments.

Here's a little something I did with the kit:

And I have turned it into a QP for you!

Be sure to stop by and pick these parts up while they are freebie's because they will head to the stores soon.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pixie Hunt Catch Up

I just finished the last week of the hunt. It's been a fun ride and can't wait to hear if I have been chosen. Here are the last three layouts that I created for this challenge.

Week Two was a kit from Chaos Lounge called Forever Young.

Week Three was a kit from Dani Moy Designs called Dot Dot Dot.
And lastly, Week Four.  This weeks kit was from Eva Marina Designs called Roxy.  This was a fun kit to work with.
And....I also was chosen for Layout Of The Day yesterday with this LO!!  So exciting!!

Couple CT Announcements!!

OK...I know I haven't been a very good blogger. If it is any consolation, my personal blog never really made it anywhere either. LOL! I must get better at this part of my duties.

That being said, I have some pretty exciting news. I was invited to join the CT Teams of Totally Twisted Scraps and Colie's Corner. I'm so excited to join two wonderful groups and can't wait to get started!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Free 10-Week Photography Webinar Course!!

If you love photography but can't afford pricey classes, here is the course for you!

I only wish I didn't have to work during the day so that I can take part in this.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Next "Color Me" Batch is available!!

Jacabean Designs latest "Color Me" batch is available in her stores at Scrapable, Scrapbird and Digital Paper Hearts. The newest batch are the colors purple, green and orange. Here is a layout I did for the green collection:

If you like what you see, head on over to one of her stores to pick them up. Each kit is only $2.00.

For this layout, I also used a template by Digiland. This template comes from her Out of the Box Collection. Here is what the pack looks like:

You can pick those up at Digital Scrap Ink and they are on sale right now too!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Color Me Kits

Jacabean Designs has a new line of "Color Me" kits available in her stores at Scrapable, Digital Paper Hearts and Scrapbird. Each kit in the "Color Me" series contains a selection of scrapbooking basics in 4 different shades, for a total of 16 papers and 36 elements. With all the essentials, these kits are perfect for beginners. Not a beginner? Add coordinating extras to your favorite kits! Collect all 9 colors.

The first batch out was pink, blue and yellow. Here is my layout for her Color Me Pink kit.

If you like what you see, she also has some freebie tags on her blog that coordinate with the pink, blue and yellow kits that have been released.

Enchanted Studio Scraps

Enchanted Studio Scraps is having a Pixie Call (Site CT) and I've entered the challenge. The challenge is four weeks long and our task is to create a layout each week with the designated kit.

Week One kicked off on Monday. We are to create a layout using the kit Romance Me by A+ Designs.

This kit is absolutely gorgeous and I had so much fun creating a layout with it. Here is my layout of my sweet, little Cole as a newborn.

If you'd like to stop by and leave me some lovin, here is a link to my ESS gallery.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Scrapable LOTD!!

My King of the Forest page was chosen for Lei-out of the Day over at Scrapable! That's very exciting for me.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Digiland Designs Sale!!

Lost your scrapping mojo?? Need a template?? Digiland Designs is having their first sale at Digital Scrap Ink. Her products are 35% off until August 31st. Stop by and check them out!

Here is a layout I did using one of her Basic Fun Square templates:

This fun template comes in a 4-pack and is on sale now for $2.59!! Can't beat that people!

Kit Credit: Zoobilation by Jacabean Designs found at Scrapable.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

More Exciting News!!

So, my digiscrapping world has just gotten a bit bigger. Yesterday I was invited to join the CT Team of Digiland Designs. She's a new designer to the scrapping world specializing in template packs. Can't wait to use her stuff.

Also, I'm happy to announce that I am now part of the Creative Team for Jacabean Designs. You can find her stuff at Scrapable and Digital Paper Hearts.

I look forward to doing great things with their products!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Swim School - Week 7

This week was exciting for me! We learned how to use blending and the gradient tool. I've always seen this done on layouts and just think that it's a beautiful way to create a layout. Here is mine:

I scrapped a photo of my hubby and I that was taken at a 30th Birthday Party.

Credits: LoveUForever - Collab at SSD

Swim School - Week Six

The homework for this week was to create our own elements. I used the Cookie Cutter tool in Elements to do this. In my LO, I created the paw prints and the paper clip. It was very easy to do.

Credits: Doggone by Snowflake Beach Designs

Swim School - Week Five

The Law of Thirds. Something I've NEVER even heard of. Course, I'm pretty new to the digiscrapping world. It makes complete sense but was a bit of a mystery to me. We were given this template:

Basically the object of the rule is to use the dots/squares as your focal points of your layout. Put images either in the boxes or allign faces/images where the dots are. Here is my lei-out:

My daughter's faces are alligned where the two lower dots are.

Credits: BFF by Lauren Grier and Shawna Clingerman

Swim School - Week Four

The assignment for this week was to create custom Drop Shadows. Drop Shadows are something that took me a while to figure out. I use Photoshop Elements 5 to create my layouts and the preset shadows don't always look right to me. I had to learn how to create my own a different way.

Here is my Week 4 Lei-out:

Credits: BBQ & Bottle Rockets by Sarah Morgan Designs and Gabby Palmer Digitals