Thursday, April 30, 2009

BAM's Color Challenge Blog Train #2

We're done with our color challenge mini kits. Go grab them all and get ready to do some digiscrapping over the upcoming NSD Weekend.

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We've got a couple more newbie designers joining us this month. Be sure to leave them some love :)

BAM Color Challenge #2 Blog Train!
Kaelira's Digiscraps
geniaBeana Scraps <--- you are here!
Digital Designs by Me
Creatively Mom
Creativity Meets Girl
Scrap It Simply
Kimi's Kreations

Exciting News and Thursday's Template Freebie!

The Chanin and her Creative Team have formed a cool new team. We'll be offering lots of freebies, hosting challenges, and lots of other exciting stuff.

Go check out our new blog and come back, because we're putting together a pretty nifty little collab to share.

I've only got one LO to share today. It is a LO I did recently with WM[squared] Designs' Vintage Love Letters kit. I did it for the GTLO challenge over at ScrapMatters.

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And finally here is the template freebie to help you get started scrapping on National Scrapbook

You can grab it here.

Thanks for all the love left for the glitters. I've been busily working on more glitter styles, because it is true, you can't have too many. :) I plan on sharing more with you in the near future.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Finally updating again w/ free Glitter!!

Wow! I just looked and its been a weeks since I got in here and updated. Its been a VERY busy week, too. Sick kids, lots of scrapping, some designing, and other exciting things going on. First of all I've started working with Scraps by Jenn. I recently did a one kit CT for her and really enjoyed working with her designs. She has a new collab over at Inspiration Lane. I got to play with that yesterday evening.

And my LO. I sometimes have issues with using the sunburst papers, but this one worked out pretty well I think.

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Oh and I got to upgrade from Photoshop Elements 5 to CS4!!! That LO was my 2nd using the new software. It is taking a bit of getting used to. Keystrokes are different, etc, but so far I'm loving it.

This one is my first layout using the new software. It took me longer than they usually do, but like I said, some things are different and are taking some adjusting to.

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This one I did for a challenge at Digital Candy.

I used Tracie Stroud's Snips and Snails again. I LOVE that kit! If you want full credits click on the image.

This one was done for a Roadmap to Scrap challenge over at ScrapMatters.

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I did this one during our last BAM speed scrap. Hosted by Elly.

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This next one is one of my current favorites. I did it at the Speed Scrap over at GDS hosted by Chanin. Chanin did an AWESOME job hosting. I used Stolen Moment's Pure Perfection kit I got for free! Thanks Amber! I love it :)

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I did a cute LO using my Some Beach Add On, too.

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Today's freebie is the result of me FINALLY getting to upgrade from Photoshop Elements 5 to CS4. I have my made my first sets of Glitter Styles. I'm excited to share them with you guys as today's Freebie! Its one of the things I've been really wanting to do. These are from some of my first glitter sheets. I've gone back over them and they should be seamless. They are also my very first CU freebie. I love glitter. I hope ya'll do to. Leave some love it you grab them.

If you only need styles grab them here.
If you only need sheets grab them here.

Oh and before I forget, you should hop on over check out a new blog that I'm a part of. That's all I'm saying about that right now ;) Check back soon for more updates.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Some Beach Some Where Mini Kit Freebie!

Chanin asked her CT to do something a little different this month. Instead of making QP's we all got to do a little design work. There are a few mini's, some word art, QP's, and a template or 2 coming your way as freebies. :) In case you don't remember Snowflake Beach Design's Some Beach Some Where kit, here is the preview:

and here is my mini kit add on:

Links Expired I'd love to see your LO's using it,too.

Oh and before I go I wanted to thank Amber of Stolen Moments for the RAK! I won her new kit, Pure Perfection, over at Digital Candy today. Its GORGEOUS! I had to use it in the Speed Scrap over at ScrapMatters today.

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Thanks again Amber! It was super fun to work with and I'll most definately be using it again. I also picked up Wynkin, Blynkin, and Nod. I can't wait to use it.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring Blooms Kit, more Challenge LO's, and a Freebie

I joined WM[squared}] Designs CT just in time for the premier of her new kit Spring Blooms. It available at ScrapMatters and its just BEAUTIFUL.

I couldn't wait to play with it so late last night (i.e. EARLY this morning) I did a LO after the speed scrap at Digital Candy.

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I used another super cute kit from WM[squared]Designs during the speed scrap at Digital Candy last night. When I first saw the kit I KNEW I had photos that would be perfect with it. I had originally scrapped them in paper.

It was a great SS hosted by Christie of Christie Lemmon Designs. I love the steps she gave us. They worked for what I wanted to do with the LO. At least until the title came up. I was all set to use the little "Cat Nap" flair as my title, but she required us to use an alpha, so I had to figure out how to place the title. I got it figured out and wound up using the cat nap element from the kit anyway. I just love how it turned out.

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This next one is this week's BAM weekly challenge LO. We just had to scrap some funny photos.

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I did this one for the ScrapMatters Grand Theft LO challenge. I lifted this one

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And with this last LO I'm all caught up with posting my pages :) It was done during the afternoon Speed Scrap at ScrapMatters on Friday.

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I'm really lucky I finished in the time limit. Jake was sick and throwing up. It was before Kayleigh's nap, but during lunch. I had to help Jake, feed Kayleigh and myself lunch, get her ready for a nap, and still managed to finish. The kit was so perfect for the photos.

I got my first email with links to a LO using one of my templates today.

I love how she used the template. If you feel the urge click on the link and go leave her some love for her beautiful Easter LO.

And today's freebie template:

You can grab it here. Comments are appreciated. I'd love to see your LO's using my templates.

I've got another template set up for tomorrow. Check back then.

Friday, April 17, 2009

More LO's and another Template Freebie

I've got more recently scrapped digiscrap challenge LO's to share. Like I said before I've been busy.

BAM's Recipe to Scrap:

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The ScrapMatters Design Star contestants are hosting challenges this week and I've completed a couple of them. They have some cute alphas for participation gifts.

This one was Ro's Template Challenge:

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I LOVE the kit I used for that LO. Its Baby Jackson by Micky B Designs. I actually used it to scrap another page. It wasn't for a challenge, though, not that I can remember anyway.

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This one I did for Christie's Altered Candy Challenge over at Digital Candy. I used her Modern Neutrals Add-On as well as pieces from the full kit.

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This next LO was done at ScrapMatters during a speed scrap earlier this week. It turned out so great. It doesn't hurt that Tracie Stroud's Live Out Loud kit is so awesome to work with either. It was a Gallery Standout that night.

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I've got several more, but I think I'll stop with the Speed Scrap LO from BAM last night. I think mine was quite unexpected. We were instructed to use 3 different photos that go together. We were to cluster 2 together and then make the 3rd the focus of the LO.

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And I've made that LO into tonight's freebie template.

You can grab it here.
Comments are appreciated. More to come tomorrow. Hopefully.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I got another CT gig!

I just saw Wendy (WM[Squared]) post her announcement at ScrapMatters so I guess its officially OK to share the news! I applied to her CT call. She had a huge response and had a difficult time narrowing it down and finally decided on 9 new CT members. I'm one of them :D

I'm so excited to get started working on some LO's for her. If it weren't already close to 2 a.m. I'd have PSE open and have started a LO using one of her awesome kits.

Later today...

New KIt, Lots of LO's, and a freebie

Steel City Scraps premiered a BEAUTIFUL new kit this week. The colors are so soft and pretty. It truly is a Breath of Fresh Air. Its full of great elements and soft textured papers.

I have been doing challenges like crazy. Here are some of my LO's from this weeks adventures in digiscrap challenges.

BAM Speed Scrap

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Digital Candy Candy Mold:

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BAM Speed Scrap:

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ScrapMatters Speed Scrap:

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ScrapMatters Road Map to Scrap:

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ScrapMatters Saturday Special: using the cloning stamp

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I've got several more LO's but i'll save them for another post. Here is today's template freebie:

You can grab it here. Your comments are appreciated. Thanks for stopping by. I hope to have some more freebies to share soon. So be sure to check back.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Something Beachy This Way Comes

Snowflake Beach Designs has a new kit the shop over at GDS. Its called Some Beach Somewhere. It is beautiful. Its full of great colors and textures and lots of fun elements.

I had such a good time putting together these pages. I think I might have to do a few more.

And I finally have another template to share.

You can grab it here. I'd love to see some LO's using it. I appreciate all of your comments.

I've got big things on the horizon. When I have more info I'll share ;)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Digital Candy LOTD!

BAM had a speed scrap last night. Kristan hosted and gave some pretty good instructions. I THOUGHT I had finished and posted with about 15 minutes to spare. Then I looked and everyone else had 4 photos. I could swear I had read that we were to use an odd number of photos. So I quickly added the 4th photo that I had wanted on the LO, but didn't. Then re-uploaded the corrected LO.

I used Christie Lemmon Design's cute kit called Crayon Box.

I was shocked when I checked in over at Digital Candy and found the layout has been chosen as the Layout of the Day for April 3rd.

If you like the kit go use this AWESOME coupon and get it for half off! Its so cute and fun and perfect for all of those crafting photos you have of your little ones!

You can also get 50% off at Steel City Scraps' Shop at Digital Candy with this coupon:

I also have a freebie template to share today.

you can grab it here.
Your comments are always appreciate.