Friday, July 20, 2012

Life's Lemonade and a free gift

Its been a wonderful summer week. Just the right temp, and great for relaxing with a nice cool glass of lemonade. I made some at the beginning of the week and it inspired me to create. Its a rather large collection so lets get to it shall we?  (There is also 2 free gifts to go with this week's release, so be sure to scroll down and grab them up)

New this week is one of my new favorites
Chalked full of fun colors, citrus zest and sweet versatile elements. Just the perfect recipe for some great summer layouts.
 Also coordinating with the kit I have both a template pack and alpha pack this week.

 You can get all three on sale this weekend for 20% off....but you can get the entire bundle for 40% off at Scrap TakeOut for a limited time. 


Here is some sweet inspiration with this week's collection:
 By Me
 By Lisa
 By Nikki


I liked the idea of having page starters, so I figured I could do them with each new release :) This week you can download both a stacked paper and 4 wordart/title art pieces to help get you a jump start on your layouts. 

Also if you head on over to the facebook page- I have the add on for this week's collection available to download as well. Just click on the exclusive gift tab and you can download this: 

Much Love and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Aftermath and some inspiration


 I have truly enjoyed this week and the mojo that it has brought in with it. I have scrapped more this last week than I had all year! I think it's pretty safe to blame it on the weather, as it FINALLY cooled down and I am no longer sticking to everything I touch. 

Seriously, the heat wave that struck us after the storm was enough to make me want to move to Florida! I had the AC running the entire time but still couldn't keep it cool. PRETTY sure that had to do with the 5 stir crazy kids running  through my house.  Ah but when the thermometer finally went below 100 degrees the kids were happy to be able to go back out and play again, and so was mommy :)

As I previously posted I have been playing along with the Iron Scrapper over at Scrap Orchard. ( I mean they are giving away a camera...how could I not get in on the action! ) But this week's challenge really sparked the juices and I took a leap and did my first "Art Journal" layout:
 And pretty sure that sparked me to get back into my Life lesson's collection. So look for that soon :) 

So since I was on this whole roll with scrapping.....I decided to go ahead and scrap my aftermath layout of this recent storm that went through our area. I used this week's new release "The Aftermath"

You can pick up "The Aftermath" this weekend for 20% off. I made this one versatile enough for all natural disasters (blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods etc..) But also for all types of other "Disasters" Like the kids bedroom, tantrums, home mishaps- well you get it! 
 Here is some more awesome inspiration from the fabulously talented Sweeties:
                                     Created by Danna                             Created by Andrea

   Created by Nikki

I have also re-released the "Totally Grunge Alphas" this week as well at Scrap Takeout to go along with this week's release. 

I have the title work and the background that I created for my Aftermath Layout saved as some page starters for you :) Hopefully I can help pass along all the creativity vibes:



I also have some other ways that you can  grab up some free Sweet Digi Goodness right now :)

 I am  hosting this month's Wordart Challenge over at Scrap TakeOut and have this wordart template available for you to download:
And also this week's portion of the free collab that Me and Jen Yurko created for you over at Scrap TakeOut is now available. Each week a new download will be available and grab  part 3 here :)
And if you missed any of this month's free collab, no worries as it will be available at the end of the month all together in the STO shoppe. 

One more thing :) There is still time to get this month's
  Diner's Club  that  I am part of.  This month you can grab up SIX goodies for 6 bucks- This is what I have available inside the diner's club: 
After the end of the month, it will be available in my store for purchase. 

Much Love and Hugs <3

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Psst...

Just doing a little quick post here to give you a sneak peek of whats coming this weekend from me :) 

And also let you know there is still time to grab up this week's portion of the free collab that Me and Jen Yurko created for you over at Scrap TakeOut. Each week a new download will be available and grab  part 2 here :) 

I am still finishing up the 2,000 like giveaway gift- I love when I get into a groove and the juices get going :)

I have also been scrapping- Scrap Orchard's Iron Scrapper is in full swing and with the awesome prizes up for grabs... I couldn't NOT take part. 
Here are the two layouts I made during week one: 
Using SuzyQ Scraps Sweet Tooth Mini

 
 Using the Week 1 : Earth Grab Bag by the SO designers

And I also scrapped this one of Miss Ana using Fiddle-Dee-Dee designs Pennant Templates- LOVE those! And my kit Liberty


Also I have been watching all the sneak peeks popping up for the upcoming CHA show. If you are a paper scrapper you know what I am talking about :) And if not....its like the biggest fair EVER for crafters. Either way, if you want a chance to win some of the items coming out at this CHA- head over to the A Cherry On Top Blog or Facebook page to get yourself in on the action. Trust me, with all the goodies I have seen so far....you will definitely want in on this. 

Today looks to be an awesome day chalked full of designing and scrapping. I hope you all have an awesome Hump day!
Much Love and Hugs

Monday, July 2, 2012

Luck be a Lady

Or at least this lady. I have seen my fair share of thunderstorms and floods, blizzards and ice storms in this part of Ohio. Crazy weather is a normal for us it seems anymore- but I had not seen anything like what the past weekend brought. We had "micro-bursts" before, which is basically a tiny tornado with damaging winds- but this weekend was like an inland hurricane. 

We (my family and myself) were very very fortunate this weekend as we managed to dodge the storm by literal feet- and still kept our power. Many in our town were not, however, and suffered major damages to both homes and cars, and most are still without power facing this insane heat wave that is also going on. 

Our area has been declared in a "State of Emergency"  and here is why:




I just know that I am thanking the good lord that we managed a skip in this all. I hope that everyone out there is staying safe and cool in this crazy weather that is effecting all over. From hurricanes, derechos, fires, heat, whatever it may be. 

I do have MUCH Happier news to share however. This month me and Jen Yurko are providing an awesome collab over at Scrap TakeOut for FREE! Each week a new download will be available and the first part is already up :) 


Also I am hosting this month's Wordart Challenge over at Scrap TakeOut as well and have this for you to download: 



The Diner's Club is out for July and I am part of it :) This month you can grab up SIX goodies for 6 bucks- This is what I have inside the diner's club: 
After the end of the month, it will be available in my store to purchase.

And last but not least- I am working on an awesome new HUGE gift for the facebook page since we are just a few away from hitting 2,000! I will be posting a sneak peek soon, along with this weeks coming release sneak peeks as well :) 

I hope you all stay safe! 
Much Love and Hugs <3