Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sweet Shoppe

I participated again this month in the ADSD Collaboration kit. It is called Sweet Shoppe, and though my contribution is small, the entire kit is huge.
So after you pick up mine, be sure to visit all of the other girls and pick up their lovely pieces as well.

The link to my portion is: http://www.4shared.com/file/65188306/10100fb2/_2__doodle_sugarshoppe_octadsd.html?dirPwdVerified=58977bba

Blog roll starts here:

A Zone for Digiscraps
Adventures in Scrapland
Andrea Whitt
Ann (mumsy)
Arvita Elam
Blind Sight Designs
Brooke & Joni of Ahhh Scrap!
Burkhart Scrapzone (Michaele)
Buzybee (Penny)
by God's design
Carolyn Ritter
City Scribe Scraps
Creative Digital Scraps by Chiara
Deanna at Flower Scraps
Deb aka The Scrappin Cop
Doodle's Designs
Erika {aka PinkuPixie}
jeanniebs designs
Jody of Munchkyn Scraps
Judith of Just Another Scrap
Kalo Designs
Kathy Goldstein Designs The Scrap Loft
Krystal of Scraps Sealed with a Kiss
Late Night Scraps
Linda's Dream Designs
Lynn of Heavenly Crafts
Mags at MagsGraphics
Manda at Disaster In Designs
Mandy at Scraps With Spunkitude
Mardesia at Crafter's Boutique
Melanie aka Sweetasmel
MJ at My Sweet Tater
Monica at Random Inspirations
Nadine at Scrappinmamma's Digitals
Scrappy Cats at Moving ON
Shabby Tagger
Shannon of ScrappyShannon
Shel at Shel Belle Scraps
Silver Fae (aka Karen J)
Stacey Crossley
Teri at TerisThingOMyJigs
Three Bright Lights Design

Thursday, September 25, 2008

We're Having a Birthday Party

Yes, you read that right. We are having a huge first birthday party to celebrate one year of Digital Scrap Garden.
Nearly everything in the store is on sale for 40 percent off and some of the designers, myself included, have chosen a featured kit that will be a whopping 75% off. (More about that in a moment)

First off, tonight, Thursday the 25th we will have a birthday bash kickoff chat in the DST chatroom at 9pm est. Friday the 26th and Satureday the 27th at 10pm est there will be Speedy Scraps chats in our very own chatroom. We have forum challenges planned and even a huge scavenger hunt all planned for our birthday week. Don't miss out.

My featured kit for the sale is my Flowers and Fairies:

Which is normally $5.50. At 75% off, it is on sale for $1.38 for one week only.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I also have a freebie for everyone today. This is a quickpage created with Flowers and Fairies. Hopefully this will give you a taste of my work.

Which you can get here: http://www.4shared.com/file/64423271/abfc6346/doodle_flowersandfairies_quickpagefreebie.html?dirPwdVerified=58977bba

Enjoy and be sure to join the fun with our Goofy Dorks at our little garden in cyberspace.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Scrapbook Pages with Hybrid Albums

Okay, you know all of those cool bracket and shape albums that you see in all of the stores? I love 'em it is so cool to be able to make shaped albums for gifts and the like. However, I've also discovered an awesome way of incorporating them into my layouts for the kids scrapbooks as well.
I've been having an absolute blast playing with Glenda Ketcham's Aunt Ella's Pool kit, bracket album and flip flop album that you can find at digitals.

In both of these layouts of the kids; first Kathryn's first swim and then Paul's first swim I incorporated the albums into my page. Not only did using the albums make the layouts easier, they also made for unique pages for each of the kids.

I have so much more that I'd like to share right now, but the kids are begging me for dinner.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Back Again

How is it that I always make a resolution to myself to be a better blogger and then I horribly fail?

I don't know. I mean I do know that life is extremely crazy around here right now between the impending move, Kathryn starting school, and my having to babysit my niece quite frequently as my brother and SIL wait for the arrival of their new baby. Sometimes I don't even have time to take a breath, let alone share my life with everyone and make gifts and for sale kits.

At any rate, I am the daily petals designer this month at Digital Scrap Garden. The kit that I'm giving away is called Bright and Vivid, and I really think it is my favorite kit to date.

Here are a couple previews:


The first three links are gone already, but since I'm feeling generous, if you leave me a comment here in my blog, with your email address, I'll send you a link to all three pieces via email.
Also, I've been wanting to talk about quickpage albums. Do you like them, do you hate them? If you like them what kind do you find yourself using the most? 12 x 12s, bragbooks, or one of the nifty hybrid albums? I want to make some albums with my kits but I really don't know which type is the best.