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!


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!

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!

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!

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!

I am officially retiring StrawBeary Designs- and designing and selling only as Charm City Scraps.

I feel bittersweet about saying goodbye to StrawBeary. I don’t like it so much any more, but this was my gateway into the world of digi-scrapping.  So to celebrate what StrawBeary has meant to me, all of my products are 75% off for the rest of 2009!

Not only am I changing my name, but I am also doing some changing of stores. Unfortunately, the owner of Scrap It Sassy has decided to make some changes to her contract and policies that I don’t agree with, so I have decided to leave there. I gave my notice two weeks ago, and Thursday will be my last day there.

In it’s place, I have signed up with DigiScraps Drive-In! This awesome store has a fantabulous forum with great challenges, talented designers, and an incredible management!  Plus, my products are being quality checked to make sure you get the best possible designs!