Saturday, 30 November 2013

New Christmas Collection & Holiday Cards

Well, it's that wonderful time of year again!  I hope all of you in the US had a great Thanksgiving and lots of fun shopping yesterday. I wish I could have been there.

I feel like I was skidding into home base with this one. I truly wanted it to be finished this week and even Angie over at Scrap Girls was helping me in between baking at her house. What a literal "Sweetie Pie" ;)   OK on to the new stuff.....

The inspiration for this kit started (as usual) with one photo. This time it came from this photo from Something... She has some gorgeous food ideas for the holidays. I could only dream of making something as gorgeous as this. My original ideas was to go more toward a baking theme, but before I knew it, I had more stuff than I could use, maybe I could work on that next.

A Christmas to Remember digital Scrapbook Collection is a traditional holiday collection, perfect for the scrapping those precious Christmas moments to remember year after year. Great for making holiday layouts, cards and crafts.

Included in the Collection:
Click Image Below to see up close in the store.
Lots of fun embellishments are included in this kit. The vintage reindeer are my favorite.
I think a little over 60 elements are in this part of the collection.

The papers have an overall creased themed effect. I love the idea of using brown paper for wrapping and such. It makes for a fun background for your scrapbooks and crafts.

There are actually 2 alpha sets in this collection, plus the word art. This part is only available with the collection.

I also had a set of 3 Printable 5x7 Christmas Photo Cards, ready to add your family photos. Here is what they look like finished & ready to be put in the mail or sent out as E Cards.

And finally set of 3 Wood Papers.(I started these first as I was really drawn to it in the inspiration photo.

I really had fun with these little gift boxes. I decided not to go crazy with bows so you could layer them, stamp them or journal on them & even add a bow if you like. I included a few little accents in the set to use at your discretion.  The simple ones like the brown paper packages could be used for anything, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings etc...

So with all of this I was able to bundle it into a Christmas to Remember Value Pack, which pretty much gets you one of the add-ons for free. 

Do you do an advent calendar? This one is of course digital, but it is a fun way to remember the little gifts you got that year and save it in your scrapbook.

Photo courtesy of  Rona Proudfoot
You'll see in a few of these layouts some fun lighting effects. This add a little bit of holiday sparkle to your layouts. I have 2 sets of overlays that help achieve this effect. ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lighting Effects and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lighting Effects 2 Biggie.

I great way to remember your holidays is to tell the stories of little things that happened. This layout is a story about Lilly flipping excited over one of the smallest things...Disney Band aids!

If you like this collection, you will probably like Cottage Christmas as well. It's one of my favorites.

Well, that is it for today my friends...have a fabulous weekend!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

New Dinner Party Collection + Freebie

 Just in time for the holidays!

Well you' d think after 7 years I could do a collection for Thanksgiving. ;)  I hope you like this one, it's "Thanksgivingesque" LOL I really just has a couple of holiday related word art and a turkey. The rest can be used any time of year for all of your dinner get togethers.

It has lots of fun goodies in it, also great for making cards and crafts.  I love the lit votive candles and I included 2 Photoshop Styles for them in the collection for adding them to light or dark backgrounds.  Here's peek at some of the embellishments.
There is also an extra paper pack for those of you who like blended layouts or art journaling.
And lastly a fun brush set. I originally made these all wire, but in doing the layouts samples, I found I liked some of them stamped, especially the words. It evolved into a brush set, that you can add metal styles to and make wire embellishments OR use them as digital stamps.
Here are some samples:

The following brushes also come in a dynamic version (meaning it scatters and changes size):
Fork, Knife, Spoon, Apple & Thankful.

You can get all 3 in a value pack and save a little money, that is always a good thing!

 Here are a few layout samples for inspiration:

Shows Brush Set: Wired as wire embellishments and stamps.

Pumpkin Bread Layout by Brandy Murry

You may also like these plates and herbs that would go great with this type of collection:

Click any image to be taken to the Boutique. For the layouts, you will find the ingredient lists for  these layouts.

Don't forget this fun Chalkboard Wine Glass Freebie! This was my can print & cut it out and use it to create great Menu/Placecards for your dining table. Tie a piece of rosemary and ribbons for a custom touch.
The wineglass is about 10 inches and blank ready for you to add your own ideas. (Click Image to be taken to download page) This would be great for weddings too.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Freebie, Giveaway and Candies Galore

Yes, it's Digital Scrapbooking Day, a day dedicated to all of us! Lots of goodies around the web today, here and at Scrap Girls as well. We are giving away TWO Wacon Tablets at Scrap Girls! Want to try to win one?  Here's what you need to do:

So how can you win this great prize?  We created lots of opportunities to enter our drawing here’s all the details:
  • Enter on our Forum/Gallery! Every layout you complete as part of our 9 layouts challenge will count as one entry into the drawing for the Wacom tablets.  To enter, just upload your finished layout into the digital scrapbooking day gallery (add link) by midnight ET on November 3rd.  You don’t have to complete all 9 layouts to enter, but every one you submit counts toward our giveaway.
  • Enter on our Blog/Facebook! We have created a fun contest that involves decorating the unofficial mascot of Scrap Girls – a little purple pig we like to call Piggy Pie.  Give Piggy Pie a makeover and upload your masterpiece.  Every pig counts toward one entry into our drawing.  You can find the details and Piggy Pie Freebie HERE.
  • Enter on our Google+ page! A quick way to enter is by stopping by our Google+ page and tell us “What your favorite thing about Digital Scrapbooking Day?”  Your comment(s) will count as an entry to our giveaway.
Good luck to everyone who enters and we can’t wait to see your layouts, Piggy Pies and comments!
Scrap Girls President

Now on to the goodies that were new this week:

A sweet digital scrapbooking embellishment candy set for celebration layouts of all occasions. Halloween, Birthdays, Parties & Showers or just because you have a sweet tooth.

This kit includes 20 different types of candies (or embellishments)  in multiple colors (all colors may not be shown) for a total of 77 pieces.

Click any image to be taken to the Boutique were you will find the ingredient list to both of these layouts.

Social Media Timeline Template FREEBIE!
(This is for Facebook and is web-sized at 72 DPI)

This freebie is only available for a few days, so grab it and run! Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!

(This Freebie has expired)

This is a sample of what the ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders 5 is like. 

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!