Saturday, November 6, 2010

ScrapMatters Blog Train

Hello everyone and welcome to your next stop on the amazingly long ScrapMatters blog train! You should have arrived from Rachael's blog. I hope you've been enjoying the ride while picking up some fabulous freebies made with the awesome new SM collab kit "Many Thanks," which you can get for FREE with any $20 purchase now through Nov. 11.

We've been asked to share with you some of the things in our lives for which we are thankful. It's tough to narrow it down to just one thing, but I'd have to say I am most thankful for my amazing family. This year has been particularly tough, as both my dad and grandmother passed away within a few months of each other. And as hard as this year has been on my family and me, it has also made me appreciate them more and realize just how precious our time together is. Tomorrow isn't promised to any of us, so it's important that we make the most of each and every moment. Here's a shot of the fam and me, minus my hubby who is behind the camera. :)

We have definitely had to depend on one another in many ways in this last year and, as a result, have grown much closer. And, although they still drive me a wee bit crazy from time to time, I truly don't know what I'd do without them.

Alrighty, enough about me and on to the real reason for your visit--the freebie! Woot! Here's a look at the cute little frame cluster I made for ya. Just click on the link to download and enjoy!

*Download Expired*

Next, you'll be heading over to Lina's blog. Remember, if at any time, you get derailed while riding the blog train, you can always head over to the ScrapMatters blog for the full list of blog train participants. Have a great day, everyone!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Freebie Time!!

Hey guys!

Just wanted to give you a heads up about a super-cute freebie I made using the latest release, All Hallows Eve, by Chelle's Creations. Take a look!

Head on over to Chelle's blog to snag it!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ScrapMatters Chat-a-Thon

Hey everyone!

ScrapMatters is starting up a fun new activity with regularly scheduled weekly chats. We know how much you (and all of us) love to chat, so we decided we'd do it more often. Yay! This weekend, we are kicking things off with a special "chat-a-thon," and I'll be hosting on Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. EST.


I think this will be a lot of fun and hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quick Page Freebie

Hey everyone! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I made a cute Quick Page freebie for you using the awesome new Boo! kit by Lliella Designs. It's 20% today only, so be sure to check it out.

Here's a preview of the QP I made for ya. It's available on the Lliella Designs blog, so head on over there and snag it.

As always, Happy Scrapping!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Manic Monday and a SMG Call at ScrapMatters

Hey everyone and happy Monday morning! Today, Wendy of WM [squared] Designs has a fantastically fall/Halloween kit on sale in the shop! It's called Boo Bash, and it is seriously one of my favorite Halloween kits ever. Check it out:


Now, did I mention this kit is 50% for today only?! So, whattaya waitin' for? Go pick it up now! You know you want to. ;)

In other ScrapMatters news, there's a CT call going on right now for the ScrapMatters Girls. What are the ScrapMatters Girls, you might ask. ;) Well, they are the people in charge of leaving lots of love in the gallery and welcoming new members to the site. As a former SMG, I can tell you that it is a super-fun gig (You get free stuff as a member!) and that all the current SMGs are awesome. They are such a fun and energetic group, and I miss 'em tons!


If you're interested, make sure and apply by Sept. 10. Well, that's all for now. Hope everyone has a super week!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Another Gorgeous Kit and Some Brand New Templates!

So, as promised, I'm back to show you some of the goodness that was just released today from Sweet Shoppe Designs. Allie of Lliella Designs has decided to hold off on releasing her new kit until next month, but trust me. It's worth the wait!

Never fear though because the amazing Eva Kipler has teamed up with Susan of ScrapKitchen Designs to bring you this gorgeous new kit called Savannah Flea Market. Isn't it delicious? Check out those colors!


Now, it's no secret to those familiar with my scrapping style that I am a HUGE fan of patterned paper, and this kit more than delivers in that area! The only problem I had was choosing which of the fabulous papers I wanted to use on my page.


Be sure to check out Eva's blog for even more inspiration using this amazing new kit!

Speaking of goodies from Eva, here's a page I created using her release from last week, Anything You Can Do:


Take a look at this awesome, non-traditional girl kit:


AND, if you like the design of my LO, I have good news! It's super easy to create a similar page of your own using these rockin' new templates from my good buddy, Melissa, of YB Designs! Melissa is releasing her very first template pack TODAY, and you can find it on her blog. Check out Buds & Blooms Templates, based on some of Melissa's own ridiculously gorgeous LOs!


There's also a freebie for you on the blog, so don't miss it! On that note, I'm off to--what else?--SCRAP!! :) Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Release Friday and Some Big News!!!

Good morning, my fellow scrappers! It's Friday, and we all know what that means: new releases at ScrapMatters. Yeah!! So, without further delay, here's a look at some of the gorgeousness I was fortunate enough to play with this week. First up is this fabulous back-to-school kit by WM [squared] Designs. It's called School Days, and it's totally amazing. I just adore the color pallette.


Be sure to check out the bundle too for even more amazingness at a discounted price:


Here's a look at the page I scrapped with it:


Chelle's Creations is also releasing a fantastic back-to-school kit this week filled with my favorites: tons and tons of felt pieces. *Swoon* Check out Back 2 School:


And here's my LO:


There's also a set of coordinating word art, so be on the lookout for that as well!

And now for my big news. Drumroll please...ScrapMatters recently held a site CT call, and guess who was chosen for a spot. That's right, me! I'm so excited to work with all the super talented and fabulous designers. I can't even stand it right now!


Pretty cool, huh? So, hopefully you can look forward to seeing lots of new goodies on my blog for the next six months! Also, be sure to check back in with me tomorrow as I reveal two awesome new kits from Eva Kipler and Lliella of Sweet Shoppe Designs. You're gonna love 'em! In the meantime, Happy Scrapping!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wizarding Magic Blog Train

Hey everyone! Welcome to my blog! Hopefully, you've just arrived from Karen's blog. I hope you're enjoying your ride on our "Wizarding Magic" blog train. In case you haven't noticed...this new kit ROCKS!! It is so versatile and fun; you can use it for tons of different pics.


Here's a page I created with it. You can pick up the kit here at ScrapMatters.


So, without further delay, let's get down to business: your freebie!! I've created a super-cute cluster frame for you. Just click on the link to download and enjoy! Oh, and don't forget that when you snag any of the freebies along the blog train, take just a sec to leave a quick comment and let us know you were here. :)


Download HERE

Next, you'll be heading over to Breon's blog. If, at any time, you get a little lost along the way, you can find the full blog train list here on Heather's blog. Enjoy the ride!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Something exciting coming tomorrow!!

Hey there scrappers!

Just a quick note to let you know that something very exciting is coming to the ScrapMatters store tomorrow: a brand new collab from the ScrapMatters Design Team! Whoo-Hoo! I can only give you this one little hint, but trust me. It is HUGE, AWESOME, and MAGICAL! :)

Also, starting tomorrow night, I'll be participating in a blog train where you'll have the opportunity to snag some wonderful FREE goodies that coordinate with the new kit. Be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow. Happy Scrapping, everyone!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Who Wants a Freebie?!

Hey guys! Today, I have a cute little freebie for you over on the Designs by Sarah Bennett CT blog. It's a set of stacked papers using Sarah's awesome collab with Stacy's Backdoor Designs, Sweet Siblings. Check it out:

You can snag it here. And don't forget to become of a follower of the blog while you're there. The CT gives away a new freebie every Wednesday. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

ScrapMatters June Quick Page Exchange

Hey everyone! Just wanted to pop in for a quick moment to tell you about the June Quick Page Exchange Challenge that's taking place right now over at ScrapMatters. Check it out:

If you're not familiar with how the challenge works, here's the skinny. Purchase the featured kit at ScrapMatters, create a quick page and upload it to the challenge gallery, and in return, you get an entire album of all the quick pages made by everyone else during the challenge. So basically you create one page and get a whole album in return. Pretty sweet deal, right?

This month's featured kit is the amazing Tropical Paradise by the fabulous Wendy of WM [squared] Designs.

Isn't it awesome?! Just to give you an idea of all the goodness packed into this one kit, here's a LO I recently scrapped with it:

And remember, the kit is on sale for 30% off for the entire month of June. So, what are you waiting for?! Go pick up the kit today and get scrapping!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Birthday Blog Train

Hey everyone and welcome to your next stop aboard the WM [squared] Designs Birthday Blog Train. Choo-Choooooo!! Hopefully you made it over here from Erica’s blog, but you can always refer back to Wendy’s blog if you get a little derailed at any point. As you know, we are celebrating Wendy’s birthday by giving away lots of fabu templates all created by the boss lady herself, Wendy, and the WM [squared] CT. But…before we get to the goodies, we wanted to have a little fun and tell you all about our own most memorable birthday.

I’ll be honest. Sometimes I really miss being a kid! Everything was so much more simple and exciting back then, ya know? I guess it shouldn’t really come as a surprise then that my most memorable birthday was waaaay back in the day when I turned nine years old.

For my birthday that year, I achieved a certain rite of passage in every young girl’s life—my very first slumber party! Whoo-Hoo! I can remember just being overcome with excitement as I waited for all my little friends to arrive. And there were a ton of them! Looking back, I have no idea how I convinced my mom to let me have so many friends over at one time!

One of the best parts of that birthday was my awesome radio cake. That’s right; it was a cake in the shape of a radio with lavender and pink frosting. How awesome is that?! Now remember, this was back in the days before shows like Ace of Cakes and Food Network, so that little cake was a huuuge deal to my 9-year-old self! Now, believe me when I tell you I searched high and low for a photo of my supa-fly cake but had no luck. :( I guess all those pics are still at my mom’s. BUT…I didn’t want you to be totally disappointed, so here’s a shot of my very first birthday ever. Wasn’t I a cutie?!

Thanks for letting me share my birthday memory with you. That was fun! :) Now…onto what you came here for—the freebie! I created this fun little template for you. Hope ya enjoy, and please if you download any of the templates on today’s blog train, be sure and leave us a little comment. Everyone loves to be appreciated, right? ;) Don’t forget to grab this template right away because the links will only be active for one week!



Next, you’ll be heading to Rach’s blog for even more goodness. I hope you have a fantastic day. Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Custom Blog Design Service

Hey guys!

Just popping in to share with you this new service I just discovered. Amber of Stolen Moments Designs is offering custom blogwear design and installation! Click here to check out this amazing service at an even more amazing price.


I'm seriously considering having her re-design my blog, and I hope you'll look into it too! On another note, be sure to check back with me tomorrow for some fabulous goodies. :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Blog Train from Designs by Sarah Bennett

Hi everyone! Choooo-Choooo!! Welcome to the Designs by Sarah Bennett CT Template Blog Train! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. In case you didn't know, I'm Kendall ;) and hopefully just just arrived here from Amy M's blog. Here's a little peek at the template I have for you. It's based on my LO "Swing Your Cares Away."

Click HERE to download the PSD or TIFF files.
If you prefer the PNG files, you can download those HERE.

Now you'll be hopping over to Becky's blog to pick up the next completely awesome template. In case you get a little lost, here is a list of all the CT participants.

CT Blog
Kendall -------> You Are HERE!

And here's a peak at all the sweeeeet templates you can pick up for FREE just by visiting our blogs:

Sarah has some fabulous products in her shop at Scrap Matters, so don't forget to stop by there to check out all the awesomeness!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy your ride on the train!! :)

Friday, April 30, 2010

All Aboard the Blog Train!!

Choo-Chooooo!! All aboard the blog train to score some awesome freebies from Man in the Moon Designs! Hey everyone and Happy iNSD Eve! :) Hopefully you've just come from Melissa's blog, but if not, below is a handy "road map" in case you get a little lost. :)

Kendall <--- You are here

And, just because I know you can't get enough, here's another peek at Ro's super-cute Grab Bag. This kit is so much fun! I just know you're gonna love it.

See, didn't I tell you it was adorable? And did you check out that amazing price?! You get a full kit, template set, and a whole bunch of other goodies for only $3.50. That's just crazy!

Here's a link to check out the Grab Bag at SM. You can also see examples of pages made with the grab bag, including mine. :) Sooo...who wants FREE stuff??

I've created a set of cute cluster frames just for you:

Click here to download.

Hope you enjoy! You'll be visiting Cara's blog next, and I know she's got some cuteness in store for ya as well. Have a great day, eveyone, and Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's Almost Here!!

Hey guys! So I admit that I haven't been a great blogger during the month of April. This month started out very rocky for me, and I haven't really been able to get caught up completely. But anywhoo, I'm hoping May will be better, and I'll be able to get everything back on track! Speaking of May, unless you've been hiding under a rock somewhere, you've probably heard of a little thing called International Scrapbooking Day or iNSD. May 1 is the official iNSD, but several sites around the digi-community are kicking off the festivities even earlier. Woot! Believe it or not, this will be my first time participating in iNSD. I hadn't even started scrapping yet at this time last year. Wow, much has changed in one year's time!

So, if you're like me and experiencing the joy of iNSD for the very first time, you may be wondering what to expect. Here's the lowdown. There will be lots of games, chats, challenges, prizes, and best of all, SALES at pretty much every digital scrapbooking site known to man. This is a huuuuge deal, people, so get those Paypal accounts ready! :)

I have been scrapping like a madwoman this week trying to keep up with all my fab designers and the amazing goodies they're getting ready to debut in a few days. It is INSANE, I tell ya (but in a good way, of course)! Every designer I CT for will be releasing at least one new product this weekend. Many of them have a multitude of goodies for you, and you are NOT going to want to miss out! Here's a little sneaky peek from Jennifer Fox Designs to whet your appetite.

Isn't it delicious?! And that's just the beginning. You'll definitely want to check in with me over the weekend as I reveal all the wonderful-ness that I've been lucky enough to scrap with already! Oh, and speaking of lucky, I've got some news for you. Beginning in May, I'll be guesting for not one but TWO of my fave designers: WM [squared] and Connie Prince! I am sooo excited! Connie has been generous enough to grant me access a few days early so that I could begin playing with her fab goodies. Let me tell ya, Connie is a machine! I've literally lost count of how many grab bags she's releasing this weekend. I'm pretty much convinced she never sleeps! So anyway, in addition to my regular designers, soon you'll start seeing even more goodies showin' up here on the blog. Did I mention how excited I am?!

Okay, that's all for now. I hope you all are as stoked as I am for this weekend! :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New-ness and a Sneak Peek!

Hey guys! I've got some fab new releases to show you today, so let's get right to it, shall we? This first kit is a collab between Jennifer Fox Designs and Tracie Stroud Designs and is so awesome that I literally don't have the words to adequately describe it. Suffice it to say that this kit is one of my favorites of all time! Seriously the colors, the alpha...Did I mention the alpha?! Okay, let me stop babbling and let you see for yourself. Check out Bubblegum Beauty.

I honestly cannot say enough good things about this kit. If you've got girls, it is a MUST-HAVE! Trust me. Here's my LO. Did I mention how awesome this kit is? ;)

And the best part is it's on sale for today only at The Digichick, so get go get it like NOWWWW!

Now, let me switch gears for a moment. Amanda Heimann is a fantastical designer at Scrap Orchard who I've admired ever since I started scrapping. She recently held a CT call, and I was lucky enough to land a spot on her team! Woot! AND, as if that weren't enough, I got to play with her new release this week! It's a fabulous collab with SuzyQ Scraps called Going Green.

This kit is perfect for so many different types of photos: recycling, outdoor play, nature. It's amazing! Check out my very first page as a member of Amanda's team:

OMGosh, I just love it! And for more good news, Going Green is also on sale for a limited time only, so be sure to check it out!

Okay, one last thing before I go. This week I made my first-ever Sneak Peek using Haynay Designs' newest release which hits the ScrapMatters store tomorrow. Take a look.

Come back tomorrow for the full reveal! Designs by Sarah Bennett also has TWO fantastic new releases, and you don't wanna miss 'em! Happy Scrapping, everyone!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Birthday Sale and a Freebie!!

Hey guys! Today is a really special day for those of us on the Designs by Sarah Bennett CT...It's Sarah's birthday!! Whoo-Hoo! And, because Sarah loooves her customers so much, she's decided to put her entire store on sale for 28% off in honor of her 28th birthday! Isn't she great?!

Just click here to go to Sarah's store, and don't forget the sale ends on the 18th, so don't delay! :)
And, is that's not enough goodness for one day, members of Sarah's CT got together and decided to create a little freebie for ya. It's a set of 4" x 6" brag book templates, and you can snag 'em over on the CT blog. Consider it our gift to you!

Now...whatcha waitin' for? Go grab your freebie and GO SHOPPING!! Oh, and don't forget to check back with me on Friday when I reveal an awesome new collab from Sarah and another one of my fave designers. You're gonna swoon over it. (I just love that word)! In the meantime, Happy Scrapping!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Better Late Than Never

Well guys, if you're a regular reader on my blog, you know that I always post about the awesome new releases at ScrapMatters on Fridays. And you may have noticed that I've missed not one but TWO Fridays. But, I've had some pretty heavy family stuff going on, and I truly apologize. Barring any future personal disasters, I promise not to miss anymore. Sound good? Okay then. Let me catch you up on what's new this week.

First up is a super-versatile paper pack by Designs by Sarah Bennett called Krafty Paper Pack.

If you're like me and love kraft paper, you don't wanna miss out! Here's my LO also using the March SM collab Kids at Play.

Also new in the shop today is an adorable new kit by Man in the Moon Designs. It's Called Good Clean Fun, and I'm tellin' ya. Ro really outdid herself with this one. Check it out:

Adorable, right? See, I told ya! Here's my LO. I had sooo much fun with this kit!

Make sure you head over to Ro's blog to take a look at all the awesome pages created by her CT. While you're there, you probably want to snag the coordinating freebie, right? I thought so.

Lastly, I want to show you this fabulous new template set from Haynay Designs, The Basics: Template 1. This set contains four brand-new templates that are perfect for all sorts of different LO styles. Check 'em out:

There are lots of other examples on the Haynay Designs blog if you need some inspiration. To get you started, here's my LO also using Wild Princess.

Oh, in the midst of all the craziness of the last week or so, I almost forgot to mention a bit of good news. I'm now a member of the Plum Dumpling Designs CT. Whoo-Hoo!

Needless to say I love Mary's designs and am thrilled to work with her and the other members of the Dumpling Gang! Mary has teamed up with another fab designer to bring you a fantastic new kit which will be hitting the stores soon. If you subscribe to the SM newsletter, there's also a coordinating freebie add-on inside the latest issue, so don't miss it. Here are not one but TWO little sneaky peeks to hold you over until Friday. One is for the full kit to be released on the 16th, and one is for the newsletter freebie.

Sigh...Isn't it pretty! Come back Friday for the full reveal, and don't forget to check your SM newsletter if you're a subcriber. I hope everyone has a fantastic week. Happy Scrapping!