Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lots of Things Happening ...

I haven't been participating in alot of challenges at MouseScrappers for awhile. Just lots of things happening around here. I did get to finish a template challenge and here is my layout.

I used the new kit from Natalie's Place Designs called Bountiful Harvest. 

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mini Monday Kit from Keystone Scraps

Keystone Scraps has a sweet little mini kit today for MINI-MONDAY that was inspired by a certain sweet little piggy!!


This sweet mini kit with its fresh springtime color palette will quickly become a favorite in your scrapping stash!  It's perfect for character photos, girly pages, flowers and spring... the possibilities are endless!

You can pick it up today for only $1.99 exclusively at Keystone Scraps!

Take a look at this page I made... for a little inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We Had A Monsterously Great Time ...

All us girls at Keystone Scraps want to thank EVERYONE that participated and joined in the fun over at Mousescrappers over the weekend during our Mini-Monsterthon!! The pages were amazing... and the company was even better!!

It's too bad that everyone wasn't able to make it. But life does sometimes get in the way of scrapping. So if you missed part of the marathon.... or missed it all together.... you can still get the adorable kit that was given away over the weekend! All the parts to the kit is available individually as well... so if you got it all but say the papers... no problem! You can pick them up, and complete your kit!


Not That Scary- the Bundle is available for $5.99 in the Keystone Store!

You get the full kit with 7 (count em! 7!) alphas, the Word Arts, the Splotchy clusters, and the template set! Its a big, fun, and colorful addition to your scrapping stash! Here's a close up of the kit.... how many fun pages can you make of your little monsters with these ones??? The kit is just $3.99!!

Need a little inspiration??? Check out this page I made!

Do you want another little goodie??? Well.... head on over to Keystone Scraps Blog! You'll get to see a whole bunch of fabulous pages created by speed scrappers at the monster-thon using Keystone Kits! While you are there.... be sure to pick up the quick page that Paula made for you out of one of her speed scrap pages!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Just Finished My Speed Scrap ...

and that was a blast!!! I'll list my instructions and my layout for those who wonder just what a speed scrap is. These were the instructions ...
  1. Use an even number of photos ... and let's line them up in some fashion.
  2. For each patterned paper use two solid papers, yes, you have to use at least one pattern paper.
  3. As my layout journaling shows ... what goes around comes around so use some circles on your layout.
  4. Since I'm so happy to be hosting my first speed scrap ... use an alpha that is fun and makes YOU happy!
  5. I am not the best at journaling, but I love when someone challenges me to do so ... yea, you've got it! I'm going to challenge you to journal and just tell a bit about what is happening in your layout ... at least two sentences.
  6. Let's scare up some word art for this creative layout you are doing ... two WordArt elements or two word strips -or- both ... eek!
  7. We're going to tie this speed scrap up in a pretty package so use some ribbon or string on your layout.
Here is my layout for the Speed Scrap using "Not That Scary" from Keystone Scraps.

Don't Forget to Come Join Me ...

There is only one more speed scrap left today at MouseScrappers for the Keystone Scraps Mini Monster-thon! I will be hosting in the chat room starting a little before 5pm ET (4pm CT).

I was late in getting my layout done yesterday due to my computer ... er ... probably me according to Curt. Anyway, here is my layout ...

I used Magical Beginnings and Belle of the Ball by Kellybell Designs for this layout. 

I finished the speed scrap this morning hosted by Patty and used two of my favorite kits by Keystone Scraps ... Mouse Moments and Remember the Magic. Here is my layout ...

This has been so much fun and I certainly hope you stop by Keystone Scraps and see all the wonderful kits they have. These ladies are just so talented ... and sweet!!

Also, be sure to sign up for their newsletter here so you can see what new kits they have coming out and receive some special discounts and freebies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Keystone Scraps Mini Monster-thon Speed Scrap . . .

Round Two!! Had a lot of problems with my computer today for some reason ... certainly couldn't be the person operating the machine ... nah! Thanks Donna for hosting the morning speed scrap at MouseScrappers. Here is my layout ...

For some reason I really wanted to play around with extractions so my two pictures on the bottom are just that ... extractions! I am a huge fan of Halloween decorations at Disney. Maybe that is because I don't decorate at all for Halloween here.

I used the kit being offered as a participation prize for this speed scrap ... "Not That Scary" by Keystone Scraps and another of their kits called "Sweetest Spring".  If you miss one of the speed scraps you can always go to their store and pick up "Not That Scary" packaged as a bundle -or- you can purchase just the part of the kit you missed.

Friday, August 19, 2011

First Speed Scrap Layout for the Mini Monster-thon

Thanks April for hosting the first Speed Scrap ... it was so much fun in the chat room and the instructions were fantastic. Here is my layout ...

Ready for the 2nd Speed Scrap tomorrow!

Mini Monster-Thon Speed Scrap Reminder

Don't forget to come join Keystone Scraps and their CT tonight as we start our mini Monster-thon Speed Scrap at MouseScrappers. It's gonna be fun!!!

If you aren't sure just what a Speed Scrap is ... then look at my blog post below for a few short explainations ... then come join us!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Keystone Scraps Has Another Magical Release ...

We have for you an amazing kit to scrap those special moments at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or any other special memories you have!


This kit has a very different color palette and will give you endless options in creating those great vacation moments in your scrapbook pages. There are over 50 elements, 19 papers, a lowercase alpha, and if that wasn't enough there is a full date element set also included so you can add the date to those pages and "remember those magic" moments ... yes that was pun intended. :)

If you need a little inspiration on what can be done with this kit ........ check out what I made using it! For the layout below I used Cindy's Templates - Half Pack #12 by Cindy Schneider and Remember the Magic by the awesome Keystone Scraps. As you can see, you do not have to scrap just Disney ... although we did name our sweet puppy after a Disney character ... Daisy!

Be sure to check out the creative teams blogs and see all the wonderful little freebies you can snag to match this kit! You can get links to all the girls blogs at Keystone Scraps! Here's one for you from me!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Come Join Me as I Host My First Speed Scrap at MouseScrappers!!!

Keystone Scraps is hosting a Mini Monster-thon Speed Scrap this weekend at MouseScrappers and I am so excited about hosting my first Speed Scrap challenge! There will be 5 Speed Scrap challenges and when you finish all five you will have the complete "Not That Scary" kit with WordArt and Templates as your participation prizes from Keystone Scraps. There will also be some surprises given away during the chats for the Speed Scraps. Come join us!!

For those of you who aren't familiar with what a speed scrap is ... well, the Speed Scrap will consist of 7 instructions, i.e. use an even number of photos, use staples or brads on your layout ... instructions like that. The instructions are given at the top of the hour and then every 10 minutes during that hour.  The layout should be Disney related since we are on MouseScrappers and you can use any kit you want to ... just follow the instructions on the content. You are then given 4 hours to complete your layout and post it to the Speed Scrap gallery.

Now on top of all that fun you get a participation prize and just look above to see what goodies Keystone Scraps has created for you. Yes, I know, they are awesome! This kit they designed for the marathon is just so cute!

I will be hosting on Sunday, August 21st at 5pm ET/ 4pm CT/ 3pmMT/ 2pm PT, and 10pm GMT. Your participation prize for my speed scrap is ....

Isn't this just the cutest "Not That Scary" WordArt pack! Please come join us at MouseScrappers starting on Friday, August 19th and stay til the end on Sunday, August 21st to collect this adorable and fun kit from Keystone Scraps.

Plus, you can go to Keystone Scraps blog and sign up for their newsletter. You get advance notice of their new kits, discounts, and some extra goodies.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week ... oh, don't forget to stop back by on Wednesday for a magical new kit release from Keystone Scraps ... you will be so glad you did!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Magical Sneak Peek from Keystone Scraps

Come back on Wednesday to see this fun kit from Keystone Scraps.

Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Follow along on this Disney blog hop ... I just love seeing others Disney memories and favorites!

Focused on the Magic

We're Going Totally Tiki ... Keystone Scraps New Release

We are having a fabulous time over at Keystone Scraps!!  So we decided to get our party on... and celebrate with a little tiki magic!!  We came up with a really fun, summery, tropical kit to roll into August with!

Totally Tiki!

Bright tropical fruity colors, fun Polynesian elements, and a fabulous alpha make up a perfect kit to scrap all those tropical memories!  No matter if you are scrapping photos from a Hawaiian Luau... or a pool party in your own backyard..... or of course those adorable Disney Tiki Birds or Polynesian Resort, you will have lots of fabulous page possibilities with this kit!

Take a look at what I made!

Pick up this fun kit exclusively at the Keystone Scraps Store for just $3.99!

Do you subscribe to the Keystone Newsletter??  Newsletter Subscribers are getting a discount on this new release!!  Be sure to stop by the Keystone Blog and sign up today, so you don't miss the next discounted new release!

There are all sorts of fun freebies that have been created using this kit... and also extras that coordinate with it as well!!  Be sure to stop by the CT blogs and check them all out!

We are welcoming 2 new girls to the Keystone Family as well.....

Be sure to visit them and see what goodies they have on their blogs!

Here's a list where you can find goodies...

Here's a little goodie from me for you as well!

Have a magical day!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sneak Peek ... from Keystone Scraps ...

Aloha ... come back on Wednesday and see this colorful and fun kit from Keystone Scraps!

Friday, August 5, 2011

August Kit Challenge at MouseScrappers

The August Kit Challenge has the most adorable kit made by californiateri! I just finished my layout, but go over to MouseScrappers and look at this month's kit and join in the fun. 

These pictures are from Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom at Disney World. We had a character breakfast there last year and right when you walk in you see these incredible topiaries. Just magical!

I used Pooh's Pals (the August Kit), Cindy's Layered Templates - Set #98 by Cindy Schneider, and Jellies: Alpha 2 by Britt-ish Designs.

Thanks for dropping in to visit. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Template Challenge at MouseScrappers

Here is my latest layout for the Template Challenge at MouseScrappers. This was such a cute template ...

I used the new kit Rainy Day by Keystone Scraps. Thank you for dropping by!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Travel Mini Album

I just finished this travel mini album for my niece who just returned from Italy. This is a Laura Denison mini album called Split Paper Bag Mini Album. I just love the handles on this mini. You can look at Laura's other mini albums on her blog here

 As you can see there is plenty of room for journaling in this mini album.

I pulled out the tags that are in the pockets here.

This is just a close up of the flower attached to those pull out tags.


Again, lots of room for pictures! The above folds out to the four sections seen below.

This was so much fun to make. I have never been disappointed in any of the mini albums I've made that Laura designed. Be sure to check out her blog "Following the Paper Trail" here. You can get to her website where she sells her patterns and kits from her blog.

Mini Monday Kits from Keystone Scraps

We decided to try out something a little different!!!  On select Mondays... we will be adding a new Mini-kit to our store!  Most of the time, Mini Mondays will be the weeks in between our full kit releases. But well... you know us... there may be some change-ups to that plan from time to time as well!!

Our 1st Mini-Monday Kit, was a former prize at Mousescrappers... its really cute and perfect for scrapping that special donkey... or those less than 'perfect' days too!!

Rainy Day!

Its available in the store for just $1.99!  So if you missed out on this little gem before.... now you can add it to your stash!!

Take a look at this cute page I made!

Thanks for stopping by!