Monday, December 30, 2013

Sneak Peek and Opportunity to win the upcoming release from Little Rad Trio

I just have to share this new kit from Little Rad Trio that will be released on 1-1-2014 exclusively at GingerScraps.

Looks gorgeous, doesn't it??  I think you'll really love this one.   Little Rad Trio is hosting her giveaway opportunity to win this lovely kit.  Hop on over to her blog for all the details. All entries must be received no later than 9 PM CST on Dec. 31, 2013.   Why not do it now so you don't forget???  (Just click on the sneak peak image or here for Little Rad Trio's blog!)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My Memories Freebies 12/16 to 12/29

Thought I had better check in with you folks to let you know I'm still out here kicking!  It's been a busy couple of months what with NSD and now the holidays.   I did want to get you these links though!!

First up is this wonderful Christmas Cluster Frame from Aneczka W Designs.

Next, Grandpa's Workshop Extras2 from Touched By A Butterfly

Last up, Christmas Cards from  Marie H. Designs.

Make sure to grab these by 12/29!  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Free My Memories Software!!

I can't tell you how excited I am to be able to offer the My Memories Version 4 software for free!! Yes. I said FREE! For one week only, you can download a full version of this great software totally free!! How? Click on the image below.


You'll need to create an account with My Memories if you don't already have one.  Place the software into your cart.  Before you check out, enter my code into the PROMO CODE FIELD.  Feel free to copy and paste the code as it must be exactly as shown:


Please note that this offer is for the DOWNLOAD option only.  If you choose to get the physical discs, you will be required to pay the shipping costs.

It's no secret that Creative Memories has shut down its digital operations, which includes both the Memory Manager and Storybook Creator software support/sales/printing.  Those are for the PC side of scrapping.  I was let down far earlier  when CM totally dropped the ball for Mac users and left us high and dry.  My Memories was there to fill that gap for me.  And it will be here for you PC folks as well!!  And I am SO excited to be able to offer this coupon for you to get your copy of the software now! 

For those of you who may have missed my review of the software, you are more than welcome to click here and see my thoughts on Version 4.  (I began using the software on Version 3.)    Blog post Feb. 20, 2013: Using  My Memories: A Long Overdue Post

I have also started creating some templates for Connie Prince.   This was something I had done in the past for another designer and I offered to do some as part of Connie's Creative Team.   Here is a page from a recent template set that is available in Connie's My Memories  Store.

I have been trying to do my sets in both  11 x 8.5 Landscape and the 12 x 12 layout form.  It's lots of fun for me to create templates using both Connie's kits and the MyMemories Software.  The templates are so easy to use.  Just open them in MyMemories and drop in your photos. Bam! You're done!   

But wait! There's more! Not only can you create wonderful layouts, you can create photobooks (using templates or create one from scratch!), custom gifts, and there is always those printable projects.  I try to get them posted here when they are free. After a time, they go into the store and are always available for purchase.  

One other thing I would love to share with you about MyMemories.  That is the Design Club.   I have been a member of the Design Club for quite a awhile.  I now  receive a 15% Design Club discount on all purchases.  That will increase to 20% in January, 2014!  You start off with 5% discount and it increases over time.  How awesome is that???  As a member of the Design Club, I receive at least 8 products monthly, before they go into the store.  I say at least, because sometimes there are more.  

Another great thing is you are given the option to download either the MyMemories version or "Other" which can be used in any other scrapping program.  As you would expect, it is the jpg and png files.   But wait!  There's more.  You always have the option to re-download any of the purchases again, including the software. So this means your kits are always backed up, right there on MyMemories. They do not expire in hours, days, or weeks.  Mine have all been there since day 1.  And that's a long list these days!

So what are you waiting for?? Now that you can have the software totally free, there is no excuse not to give it a try!  Have a question? I'm glad to help you out.  There are so many free kits, clusters, or quick pages for you to start off with.  Try it! You'll like it!!   Oh! And tutorials! There are tutorial videos on You Tube to help you get going.     This offer expires on October 19, 2013.  Go on! You know you want to check it out.  Be sure to let me know how you like it!  

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Halloween Take Out Boxes!! Just in time for Halloween!

My Memories has the cutest little Halloween Treat Boxes for free right now!!   Three to choose from.

STM-Candied Take Out Box

STM-Candy Corn Take Out Box

STM_Pumpkin Take Out Box (My favorite!)

The STM projects can be used with or without the My Memories software but I am going to have a huge surprise for you coming soon!!  You must have an account with My Memories in order to download any products, including the freebies. Keep an eye out on my blog!!  

For those who need an assembly tutorial, there is a very detailed one available here:

These great treat boxes are available free through October 20th.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Yo Ho Yo Ho A Pirate's Life for me! Okay.. a pirate's life for Connie!

Connie LOVES pirates!!   That means that this week's layout challenge is to prepare a pirate layout using one of the approx 20 pirate fonts suggested on Connie's blog!  

Full details are at Connie Prince's blog.  ALL participants will receive a $1 coupon for Connie's store.  And... this is the best part!!  One lucky duck will be chosen randomly to receive a $10 coupon!  That's a good shopping trip there!  

Here's the layout I created as a sample.

I used several different kits for this layout.  I started off with Connie's Blend In Temps Vol 1 - template 1.  Then I selected from both My Happy Place and He's The Mouse from Connie Prince.  My treasure chest and skull and crossbones are from Jen C. Designs Pirate Party.  The red pirate hat is from Kelly Bell Designs, Return to Neverland.  I chose to use the Caribbean Font.  And voila!!  Oh - my photos are Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirate Tutorial at Disney World.  And the other two pirate statues were at the meeting place for the Pirate and Pals Fireworks adventure, also from Disney World.  

This week's blog over at Connie's is very pirate oriented!! You'll find information on some of the pirate things you can do at Disney.  It's not just princesses, you know!!  

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Talk Talk from Jen C. Designs

Talk Talk is available now at Gotta Pixel during the monthly Gotta Grab It sale!!  Click on the image above for the Gotta Grab It store page.  Links to the individual kits from Jen C. Design are shown below, just click on the pack title:

Jen also has a freebie on her Facebook Fan Page. And two freebies at her personal blog. Be sure to check those out!!

Here are two layouts I created using this versatile kit:


Monday, September 9, 2013

My Memories Craftables: Bracketbooks Freebies!

These Bracketbooks will be available free through Sept 22, 2013.  They are just perfect for brag books.
While the pre-made pages are intended to be used with the MyMemories software, it is not a requirement. There is a general download option for use with other programs (like Photoshop and Photoshop Elements).  All of the layers are there for you to re-build the pages. You do not receive the pre-built pages in the general option.  You must have an account with MyMemories in order to download these lovely bracketbooks. Click on the image and add to you cart!

STM1 Honeychurch Bracketbook

STM2 Shenanigans Bracketbook

STM3 Sorbet Bracketbook

Remember.. these are only available through Sept. 22, 2013!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Country Chic Wedding from Keep In Touch Designs

Keep In Touch Designs is no longer a guest at Scrapbook Bytes, but a permanent store! I couldn't be happier for Sophie.

Added to the Keep In Touch Designs store on September 1, 2013 is Country Chic Wedding, a lovely kit with yellows, grays and subtle purples.  There are also two additional add-ons: Glass Beads and Border Cluster. Images link to the Scrapbook Bytes Store.

The kit is wonderful to work with.  Here are a couple of layouts I created using Country Chic Wedding.
These kits are currently available at a savings of 50%

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tea Cup Mini Kit from Connie Prince for solving my hidden elements game!

For those who don't know, I write the Sunday blog posts for Connie Prince's blog.  This Sunday, we're scrapping The Mad Tea Party!!

Connie sent me the cutest ever mini kit that I could not only use, but give away to our readers!!  Here's the preview:

What I did this week was take a couple of the elements and I "hid" them in/on my photos in the included layout.  Your mission, in order to win, was to tell me where one or both of those elements are! 
My hubby found one right away.. but I had to actually tell him where the second one was "hidden"!

If you would like to receive this Mini Kit for the correct answers.. hop on over to Connie's Blog - and drop me an email to the address specified!!  Click on the mini-kit image or here to go to her blog! Correct answers must be received no later than September 1, 2013 at 7:55 AM Eastern Time.

Have to say.... I just love writing these blog posts for Connie!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Keep In Touch Designs - New Fan Freebie now available on Facebook Page!

Keep In Touch Designs has a new fan freebie available at Facebook Fan Page. Click on the above image or  here to access the page.  You must like the page in order to access the Fan Freebie.

This is an add-on mini kit to her recently released At The Bottom Of The Garden available at ScrapbookBytes.

Make sure you grab the freebie before a new one goes up!!   

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Weekly Challenge #198 at MouseScrappers is up and running now!

Connie Prince has graciously donated a Monster In The Making Mini Kit as a participation prize for those who participate in the Weekly Challenge #198 at MouseScrappers!!    I know I'm excited!!
Here is a preview of the kit you receive for participating:

Pretty awesome!!  Just so you know what you are getting yourself in to.... this challenge is a Recipe Challenge.  

Ingredients which ARE REQUIRED in your layout:
- Three (3) papers  (your choice if patterned or solid)
- Three (3) photos (any style - but it must be Disney related)
- Three (3) ribbons (your choice if it is ribbon, ric rac or bow)
- Two (2) frames (your choice if they are around the photos or not)
- Four (4) flowers
- One (1) Title
- Journaling (your choice on length of journaling - must be separate from title)
- Five (5) elements (your choice)

Bonus Toppings!  These are NOT required. You may use any of the bonus toppings or none at all.
- You MAY use up to ONE(1) more paper
- You MAY use up to ONE (1) additional photo
- You MAY use up to SIX (6) additional elements

Remember: The INGREDIENTS ARE REQUIRED to be in our layout! You MAY USE the bonus toppings, but please do not exceed the allotted number of options.

I'll show you my layout that I created using this recipe.

Evil Personified
Kit: My Story: August from Jen C. Designs
Font: Disney Print
Lady Tremaine and her two daughters, Anastasia and Drizella, are  the villainous antagonists in  Cinderella's fairy tale. Lady Tremaine is often considered the most hated Disney villain.  She is also vain and sarcastic to Disney visitors. 

Before I close, I would also like to remind you all that my Sunday post on Connie's blog did have a contest!   There is still time to get your layouts posted.  Entries are accepted until August 25, 2013 at 7:55 AM Eastern Time.  One lucky winner will receive a $5 coupon to Connie's store!  

At The Bottom Of The Garden from Keep In Touch Designs Released Aug 20th

Keep In Touch Designs has just released her new mega-bundle at ScrapbookBytes today, August 20th!
The new mega-bundle is called At The Bottom Of The Garden and it is just awesome if I do say so myself!!

Click on any of the above images to visit Keep In Touch Designs store at ScrapBook Bytes.  Here are a couple of layouts I created using this wonderful kit.  

Stay tuned! Sophie has indicated that she has a new fan freebie add-on for this gorgeous kit. I will add the links when I get them.  

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Free Jungle Cruise Word Art and Layout contest

Be sure to check out Connie Prince's Sunday Blog Post!   You can nab this free  Jungle Cruise Word Art:

The word art comes with both a shadowed and unshadowed version.  If you prepare a layout using this word art and upload back to Connie's site, you may just be the lucky winner of a $5 coupon to her store. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Forever After from Jen C. Designs Final Day for the Gotta Grab It Sale!

This is the last day for the Gotta Grab It over at Gotta Pixel for this lovely kit.  Each of the packs is $1.00 - a 67% savings!  You can pick and choose which packs you want for your collection.

Here is a layout I created using Forever After.  Had to be Disney!   I also used a template from Jen C. Designs in her Blends, Vol 5 - Template 2.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

MouseScrappers Template Challenge #181

Connie Prince has graciously donated another template for our MouseScrapper's Challenge #181. This challenge started 8-10-13 and runs through 8-23-13. Here is a preview of the template:

Using Connie's Pixie Dust (which was a Participation Prize in a Weekly Challenge awhile back), I created this layout of Tinkerbell and Periwinkle:

Hope to see you there!  

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Buffet from Connie Prince available at GingerScraps now!

Every now and then, one of the designers I CT for comes out with a kit that I simply have to include on my blog.  I fell in love with "Wild and Free" kit the moment I saw it!   The colors are gorgeous. Available NOW at the GingerScraps Buffet. The kit is on sale for $2 and the matching add on packs are $1 each through August 5th. Pick and choose the kits YOU want. Here are some layouts I created using the kit:

Cooper's Hawk
Butterflies are self propelled flowers

I Am Me
Here are previews of the Buffet Items from Designs by Connie Prince.  Each image is linked to the actual item at GingerScraps store.  Remember - these prices are only good through August 5th!
Wild & Free Kit  $2
Wild & Free 12 x 12 Temps $1
Wild & Free Cluster Pack $1
Wild & Free Flair Pack $1
Wild & Free Word Art $1
Wild & Free Border Clusters $1
Wild & Free Journal Card Templates $1
Wild & Free PreDecorated Papers $1
Wild & Free Extra Paper Pack $1
Wild & Free Alpha Add Ons (7 Alphas)  $1