Archive for January, 2010

This week’s challenge at Stuff to Scrap was to create a mini-kit using a picture of a quilt made by Deanna as inspiration. I looked at the pics she gave us and thought for a long time. Then, I made a list of all the things that came to mind when I examined the quilt. The list included ideas such as farms, outdoors, playgrounds, tea parties, birthdays, pets, dinosaurs, even boo-boos, lol. I wanted my kit to be original, and I know there really aren’t enough “boy” kits out there, so I decided to do a dinosaur kit!

I hand-drew the dinosaurs using my new Bamboo pen tablet and made my own frames using wood textures that I had photographed and glitter that I created. I really like this kit and plan to add to it and turn it into a full-size kit when this competition is done! Click the preview to get the download links from the Stuff to Scrap forum, then scroll down for a quick page freebie that I made using my kit. Be sure to stop by Stuff to Scrap on Friday and Saturday to vote for me! Thanks and I hope you are enjoying the freebies!

And here is the QP freebie. Click the preview to download from 4Shared.

Happy Scrapping!

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I made it to Week 3!

Yay! Stuff to Scrap just posted the list of designers moving on to Week 3 of the Designer Darling Competition! I made it! I am so excited and can’t wait to see what the challenge will be for this week! Many thanks to all of you who voted to help me continue on!

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Don’t forget to vote : )

Today is the last day you can vote for me in Week 2 of the Designer Darling contest at Stuff to Scrap! Don’t forget to vote for me, please!!!!

Here is a layout I made using my entry, You Rock!:

What do you think of my argyle paper??? I made it myself, lol. It’s available in 4 different size customizable templates, and on sale  for the rest of this month at Butterfly Blush Designs! Be sure to get it while it is 50% off!

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It’s Week 2 of the Designer Darling Contest at Stuff to Scrap and that means more freebies for you!!!

This week was quite a challenge. We had a really bright palette to work with and could only use the CU items provided by Deanna from Flower Scraps and things that we made ourselves. So, I spent Monday evening running around my house taking pictures of everything from my kitchen floor to my son’s bedroom curtains, looking for some fantastic textures for my papers. Check out the green plaid! It’s from a pair of shorts that got handed down to my son! Then, Tuesday, I scanned in a piece of aluminum foil to make the texture for my alpha and guitar. There is a wonderful tutorial on the Stuff to Scrap forum for making glitter! I love the way it turned out! I used the sponge filter to add some lighter “sparkle!” I am so glad I joined this competition! I am learning so much!

Anyway, click the preview to head over to Stuff to Scrap so you can snag my entry (look in the Week 2: Challenge Previews). Don’t forget to vote for me while you are there! Then, scroll down and pick up another freebie. It’s an add-on to my Week 1 Entry, “A Winter’s Day!”

I hope you like my entry! Aren’t those colors bright? Oh, and check out that flower! It was growing in my garden this past summer! I just love lilies! That is it’s natural color! Perfect for this color palette, don’t you think???

As promised, here is the add-on to my week 1 entry.  Click the preview to download from 4Shared. I don’t think I’ll have an add-on for Week 2. As fun as this kit was to make, I just don’t like the colors, lol. I’ll have to think of something else good for you!

Enjoy and Happy Scrapping!

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All the contestants in the Designer Darling Challenge at Stuff to Scrap are starting to put their free mini-kits up on the blog! I put mine there yesterday! Click the preview of my mini-kit, “A Winter’s Day,” to pick up my entry as well as that of the other contestants. Then, scroll down for a free template from me!

I made several of the elements myself! Some are scanned and extracted, like the snowflakes, others I hand-drew, like the mittens! I hope you enjoy the kit and are able to make good use of it!

Now, another freebie for you! I made a template of my layout from yesterday. At this time, it’s only in .psd format. Again, just click the preview of the template to download it from 4Shared.

I hope you enjoy all the great freebies! If you like my work, please vote for me in the Designer Darling folder at the Stuff to Scrap Gallery! And, please come back next week for my Week 2 assignment!

Enjoy and Happy Scrapping!

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Sneak peek!

Want a sneak peek at my first submission for the design contest at Stuff to Scrap? This is  a layout I made using the kit that I created for Week 1. Come back Friday to get the download links for the kit!

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Stuff To Scrap is hosting a designer challenge called “Designer Darlings!” The contest officially starts tomorrow and we just received our first challenge! We are to create mini-kits with this as our palette:


It’s due Thursday! Come back later this week to see what I do with it! I’m so excited! I can’t wait to get started!

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