Thursday, April 30, 2009

NDIDDS - Grammy's Angel Mini

Hello Friends!
Boy it seems like I've been posting like crazy lately! Nearly everyday this week I think! Wowza!

Today I wanted to tell you about another contest I've entered...yep, it's official, I'm a contest groupie - LOL!

This one is over at Designs in Digital and it's called NDIDDS (Next Designs in Digital Design Star).

Okay, so the point of this post is that this week we had a warm up challenge, and I made a mini kit just for grandmothers. Are you a grandmother? Do you have grandma photos to scrap? Then you need this mini... I will be making it into a full kit, and will have all kinds of terms for please leave me a note and tell me what term you want in this kit (ie. Nana, Grammy, Oma, Mimi etc.) Here's a preview of the mini:

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You can view all the kits in the NDIDDS gallery at Designs in Digital each week there are new downloads available.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

$300 in Prizes!

And, yours truly is hosting a Speed Scrap (my very first!) on Saturday evening! This will be part of the fun hoo-rah at Faith Sisters, and will earn you points towards tht $100 grand prize!

I hope you'll join's the skinny...

Saturday evening, 9-11 pm EST, 8-10 CST, 7-9 MST or 6-8 PST.

For the first hour, I will give directions for you to follow. One instruction every 10 minutes. Then, at the top of the second hour, you are on your own to complete your layout. Finally, you'll have a short bit of time to upload to a gallery specific to this challenge! It will be so much fun!

If you have never done a speed scrap before, you have to join me! We'll have a blast!

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Monday, April 27, 2009

"It's for the Birds" Blog Train freebie

Remember in that earlier post, when I said I had three blog trains coming up? Well, here is the first one...this is a Faith Sisters blog train. This is actually the May Collab, which will be in the store as a free with purchase option the whole month of May...BUT you can get it free by traveling the train to each blog and picking it up piece by fabulous piece!

Here's my part of the collab:

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I really enjoyed working with these colors, and I SO had fun with this great are gonna love it to! And, the wonderful thing about a blog train is that all the pieces work together and make one mega kit when you get them all! I hope you enjoy this one!

And since you've all been so good, I've got one more goody to show you:

Wow! Isn't that amazing! You certainly won't want to miss it...back to our regularly scheduled

Here is a list of the stations on this train (stand back - this is HUGE!):

4 Shades of Blue
Adriana Hollenbeck
Albums to Remember
Audra's Little Scraps
Camie Designs
Chelly Scraps
Claudi Designs
Cre8tvlyYrs by Gina
Dielle Designs
Designs By Angel
Digital Compilations by Cinda
Digital Designs by Lisa
Dragonfly Beach Designs
Eva Lindqvist Designs
Eyelets Scraps Designs
Glayce Cavalcante
Julie Marie Designs
Kreative Karma
Lifesong Kreations
MERCHi Makes It! <--- YOU ARE HERE
Meredith Cardall
Michelle Batton
Monique Drost
Sarah Morgan Designs
Scrap Quest
Simply Susan
Sweet Tomato Designs
TMA Designs
Willro & co

LAST STOP! Faith Sisters

Blessings, *Ü* Karen Why not visit my store front?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wish 4 It - go ahead, make a wish!

Wish 4 It is usually "Wish 4 It Wednesday" at Inspiration Lane. However, with National Scrapbooking Day right around the corner, IL is celebrating all week long! SO...Wish 4 It is everyday this week!

If you were paying attention to the ad above, you might have noticed that my day for Wish 4 It is Monday...yes! How cool is that? Come on over to my new store and make a wish! Which kit are you hoping to get your hands on FREE?

Post your wish in the IL forum, and maybe, just maybe the tooth fairy (oops! wrong story, I meant to say...) maybe, just maybe your fairy godmother...okay, okay! maybe just maybe I'll grant your wish! lol

First, though, you have to visit my new store! There are lots of goodies in there for you!


Saturday, April 25, 2009

By Gone Days - It's a new collab! & FREEBIE

Isn't it gorgeous? Trudie of Scrapbrat Designs and I worked on it together, and we had so much fun! It's for my debut at my NEW store. Yes! You heard it right, my NEW store - Inspiration Lane.

The soft wedgewood blue and antique rose colors are so wonderful for heritage layout as well as everyday scrapping! The unique elements are a great addition, and will really make your layout stand out! And just for reading this post all the way to the end, I have a freebie for you! Yessiree...a QP done with this kit...

***download here***

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

*NEW* Teen kit

I released a new kit earlier this week! It's perfect for your teens and tweens!

It's called WHATever!

And is available at FaithSisters!

The name for this kit is based on Philippians 4:8 "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things."

This fun kit, geared towards teens/tweens, includes word art of the above scripture verse, 29 cool "magnetic" word tiles of teen sayings that you can also use to "write" phrases such as "daughter of the King of kings" and "It's a God thing" as well as "you rock" and "princess".
Two photomasks are also included but not shown in the preview.

Frames, ribbons, buttons, brads, staples, glitter shapes and stitched shapes in colors every girl loves!

The Faith Sisters Creative Team has made some wonderful layouts with this kit...take a look at these:

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Friday, April 17, 2009

BUY 1 - get one free

Super-duper savings! This weekend only! It's part of Been There Scrapped That's Birthday Bash! Special sales all month long...but this weekend is FWP (free with purchase). Four of my kits have add-on any kit and get its add-on FREE!

You can choose from Ella-Boozle, an adorable springy kit with flowers, hearts and colors suitable for boys and girls with a cute wooden alpha...

- OR -

Grow Old with Me, a heritage kit in a somewhat masculine vein, tempered with a lovely floral and fantastic antique frame...

- OR -

Season of Singing, a kit with girl and boy colors, country checks, adorable spring birdies and fun flowers...

- OR -

Rustic Friends, the kit used for this blog...wonderful rustic elements, deep rich colors, plaids, stripes and primitive elements - one of my personal favorites!

Which one will you choose?

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Joy Comes in the Morning! - QP Freebie!

You know I did this kit for the design challenge at Faith Sisters, and everyone loved it. Now it's for sale at Faith Sisters, and I'm not sure I'll offer it elsewhere...but since it's there, I scrapped my dgd with it, and the pages came out so cute! She had a photo shoot at the studio, where they loved the photos so much they decided to submit her in their photo contest...wowza! I guess the photo is doing very well, and the photographer wants to keep it in her portfolio! She really is adorable...don't you think?

Here's the double page I did:

I turned the right side into a QP for you! I had so much fun making this kit, it's full of unique elements - I try to combine several things to make each element truly unique, not just in this kit, but in all my kits. JOY Comes in the Morning is a great kit to scrap Easter photos, baby photos, baby shower, spring, little girl, etc. Remember, it's only available at Faith Sisters! (And I'll tell you a little secret...I've lowered prices on all my kits AND put them on sale 35% off at Faith Sisters!)

Okay, my faithful've made it this far, here's the QP I promised you:
***download here***
(available for a short time only!)

Why? Why is it available for only a short time? Well, my friends, that is because I have not one, not two but THREE blog train freebies coming up in the next few weeks! Yep, three! Holy-canoli! I've been busy, and you are going to LOVE these free mini kits - coming soon!

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Takin' it Easy QP

Just like I promised, I'm back with a freebie for you! I'm really hoping you love my Takin' It Easy kit so much that you just can't wait to scrap some camping memories! Well, to keep you happy until you can get to the store...I made a Takin' It Easy quick page for you to downnload!

Here's the preview:

click the image ***or here*** to download the QP! Enjoy!

Don't forget, you can get Takin' It Easy at Been There Scrapped That or Faith Sisters - on sale now, at both shops!

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

*NEW* Kit - Takin' It Easy for RV-ers!

Yes, it's new. Yes, it's called Takin' It Easy. Yes, it's on sale now!

You are just gonna love this kit! Each summer we take out our RV, and toodle around to the different campgrounds. Last year we even went south to Colonial Williamsburg for a week...that was amazing!

While there are several camping kits out there, I had a hard time finding one that had anything to do with an RV. SO...I decided to make one! I love it, and I think you will's full of the typical camping gear, but has some RV elements in it as well...want to see the preview?

Here it is:

I named it Takin' it Easy, because that is what we do when we are on vacation...and taking the RV is literally camping done the easy way!

It's in my Been There Scrapped That Shoppe - and, hey! It's their birthday, so everything is 25% off in my shoppe...including Takin' It Easy.

I'm looking forward to seeing some of you lo's! Don't forget to leave me a comment...if I feature your lo on my blog, you get a special gift!

Speaking of gifts...stay tuned, I'll have a Takin' It Easy QP for you this weekend!

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Friday, April 3, 2009

NEW Store Grand Opening!

Remember the Faith Sisters design challenge I mentioned a couple weeks back? Well, I made it! I won a spot in their store! This is really just so amazing...I didn't think it would happen...but God is good! Remember the mini kit I did for the challenge? JOY Comes in the Morning it was called...SO I've expanded it to a full kit, and now it's in my Faith Sisters store...and it's on sale!

Here's a preview:

Did I mention it's on sale? Yep! 35% off ALL month long!

Come see me in my new store!