Thursday, April 30, 2009

Preschool Days Freebie Available for Download NOW!

Sorry for the wait, but my Preschool Days kit is now available for free download over at Just Digi Layouts.

*Freebie Expired.

STS Designer & CT Call

Guess what...I am the newest Stuff To Scrap designer!!! How exciting is that? Now that I am "official" I need to recruit my first Creative Team. I don't have a deadline for the call, but I need to fill the spots fast, as the STS store opens in less than 2 weeks, so apply ASAP. So here is my call...

BTW, I made my CT Call ad out of one of my new kits!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"Summer Days" QP Freebies

I put together a couple of quick pages for you using Gettin' Scrappy With Britt's portion of the Summer Days collab kit. Here are the layouts I made using the kit.

Download my QP's here.

If you haven't downloaded Summer Days yet, better hop on over to Gettin' Scrappy With Britt's right now and pick it up. You will also find a list of all the other creative team member's who have made quick pages.

Also head over to Digi-Designs by Nicole too, to get her kit and see what QP's her CT made!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Speed Scrap Layout

This is the layout I completed tonight as part of the Speed Scrap over at Stuff to Scrap. I love the Speed Scraps over there, they are always so much fun!

Page credits: Papers, tag, staples, ribbon from Summer Days collab kit by Gettin' Scrappy With Britt & Digi-Designs By Nicole. Bling circle by Tbugz.

Monday, April 27, 2009

New Blinkie!!!

Check out my awesome new blinkie!!! Please feel free to grab it and post it on your blog.

A special thanks to Simply Sarah for creating it for me and Mel Hains for letting me use her kit Raining Cats and Dogs to create it.

Summer Days

Gettin' Scrappy With Britt and Digi-Designs by Nicole have just came out with a new collab kit called Summer Days. The colors are just great for scrapping all those spring and summer pages. What's better is that they are offering the kit for free for a limited time, so head on over to their blogs to pick them up.

Here is a couple of layouts I put together using Britt's part of the kit.

National Scrapbook Day Party!

This is such a big party that it lasts for a full week! Stuff to Scrap is celebrating National Scrapbook Day with a huge party with lots of challenges and don't want to miss it! The times on the flyer are Mountain time.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

NDIDDS "Preschool Days" Freebie Kit

As a warm up challenge for the NDIDDS at Designs In Digital I have created this great little mini-kit. It is called Preschool Days and would be great for those little boys or those little girls out there...and if you don't have any or know any preschoolers, the papers and elements would be great for scrapping tons of other different photos. Below is a preview and download link. All you have to do is head on over to the Just Digi Layouts store (that is Designs In Digital's sister site).

*Freebie Expired.

Note: Sorry if you are here to download this kit. The NDIDDS judges decided not to let people download kits until the deadline date of each kit. So come back on the 29th and the link should work. Sorry!

Feel the Music "Rockstar!" QP Freebie

As a little warm-up to the Feel the Music blog train that is coming up on May 18th, I made this QP for you from my portion of the train. Click here to download my QP and please leave me some love. :-)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Speed Scrap Layout

This is the page I did today during a speed scrap at Stuff to Scrap. Thought I would share it with you.

Here were the directions for this speed scrap, so you know how I came up with my layout. Seven instructions in 1 hour. May sound like a lot of time to some people for a layout, but us digi-scrappers know different. Right? Ha.

1 - Pick 2 pictures that show off your best feature (or the best feature of your subject) So if you have a great smile, beautiful teeth, lovely eyes, cute toes, etc. that is what I am looking for. My pictures show off beautiful brown eyes.
2 – Pick out 1 patterned paper with at least 4 colors in it and 4 plain papers that coordinate
3 – Use pattern paper as a big square background with one of the plain papers behind it at the full 12 x 12 size. You can tilt or leave your pattern paper straight, put to an edge or center, whatever.
5– MAT OR FRAME YOUR PHOTOS WITH ONE OF THE PLAIN PAPERS AND ATTACH SOMEHOW (staple, button, paperclip, brad, eyelet, etc.)

Credits for my layout: Boy Meets Girl collab kit by Gettin' Scrappy With Britt & Scrappy Cocoa Font Crazy Girlz Brunette BTN

National Scrapbooking Day is Coming!

May 2 is National Scrapbook Day and Stuff to Scrap is having a huge celebration! There will be lots of fun stuff and challenges going on, more details are on the forum!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"Boy Meets Girl" QP Freebie

Here is my quick page freebie for you using Gettin' Scrappy With Britt's "Boy Meets Girl" portion of her collab kit with Scrappy Cocoa. Make sure to head over to their blogs and pick up the rest of the kits while they are still available for free!

Click on preview or here to download.

One, Two, Three...Blast Off!

Here's a layout I did as part of a challenge over at Designs in Digital. It was a "glitter" challenge.

Credits: Blue paper from Spink Dink Scrap Blast Off Blog Train kit.Wordart and the shape I used for the rocket from Miss Erin Scraps' part of the Blast Off Blog Train kit.Glitter Stars from IBLS PastimeSpring Glitter paper used for outline of rocket by Cheryl's Scraps

Speed Scrap coming up at Stuff to Scrap

There's another Speed Scrap coming up soon at Stuff to Scrap. Click on the flyer to go to the forum to find out more information.

Here is the participation prize you'll get. Hope to see you there.

Feel the Music Blog Train Coming

The next TlcCreations/Craftymumz Creations blog train is loading up. The theme for this one is "Feel the Music"...everything to do with music...Classical to Oldies to Rock and Roll. The Train Departs...May 18th. Make sure to check the Feel the Music Blog Train Blog, while waiting for the train to arrive, as there will be freebies posted there along the way. Click the train logo below to go to the Feel the Music Blog.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gettin' Scrappy With Britt "Boy Meets Girl"

Make sure to head on over to Gettin' Scrappy With Britt, as she has her embellishments up on her blog for free download today from her "Boy Meets Girl" collab kit with Scrappy Cocoa. Come back here Wednesday evening, as I will have a freebie for you too!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Take Me Out To The Ballgame Brag Book Freebie 2

Thank you to everyone who has visited my site to collect my part of the Baseball blog train and to return to get my brag book pages. Below you will find the link to the remaining brag book pages, not only do you get the remaining two pages, but two bonus pages without the word art so that you can customize them yourself! Hope you visit my site again for some terrific freebies.

***Sorry this freebie is expired.***

Boy Meets Girl ~ A Gettin' Scrappy With Britt & Scrappy Cocoa Collab

Good Morning Everyone-

Gettin' Scrappy With Britt & Scrappy Cocoa have just come out with this new freebie collab kit called Boy Meets Girl. Below is a page that I put together using the kit. The photo is of my son helping me water my strawberries outside last summer. The colors of the kit fit perfectly with it. Today both ladies are giving away the papers to the kits, so hurry on over to their blogs and pick them up while you can! Make sure to come back here in the next day or two, as I will be offering a quick page from the kit.


Gettin' Scrappy With Britt & Scrappy Cocoa

Speed Scrap Tonight at Stuff to Scrap

Here Ye! Here Ye! There is another super fun Speed Scrap at Stuff to Scrap tonight. You don't want to miss it! This one is being hosted by Gettin' Scrappy With Britt and below is the great participation prize she is giving to everyone who attends. Hope to see you there tonight!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Boys Summer Kit & Layouts

Jenasis Design has this great new kit out called Boys Summer. It is such a cool kit and I just lept at the opportunity to scrap with it. It is available for FREE right now on her blog, so you better hop on over there and snag it before it is gone.

Here are a couple of pages that I put together using this kit. The kit is so great, as the title itself says, for scrapping those photos of my little boy playing outside.

Take Me Out To The Ballgame Brag Book Freebie

I made a set of brag book pages using my Take Me Out To The Ballgame kit and I thought I would share them with all of you. You can get the first part of the set today and come back for the next set tomorrow. Here is the full preview:

***Sorry this freebie is expired.***

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Take Me Out to the Ballgame Blog Train

It's Here, It's Here! It's the Take Me Out to the Ballgame Blog Train. While here, please take time to check out my blog and you might just find a few other goodies. If you have an extra minute, please take the time to leave me some love in my comments, a newbie designer like me loves to hear positive feedback. :-) Well, here is what you are waiting for....

Download here.

Here are the other stops on the train in case you missed some of them. Create with TLC Craftymumz Crejations Madness or Genius Designs Scrap by Yanna Scrappin the Day Away Miggins Does Scrapsville Royanna Jaydens Mama Designs Foxy Lady Creations Humbug Graphics Galore Colleen's Creative Scraps Digital Scrapbooking Goddess Candy's Treasures Jada Collectibles Krystie's Kreations The Scrappy Kat (You Are Here)

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to come back in the next day or two (if you think you might forget, just become one of my blog followers), as there will be more new freebies and maybe even some bragbook or quickpages to go along with my Take Me Out To The Ballgame kit.

~Katina, a.k.a. The Scrappy Kat

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jumpin' Jellyfish! Pattern Paper Freebie Part 1 is part 2 of my Jumpin' Jellyfish! kit. I will have another set of patterned papers coming soon and then the elements, so keep your eye out for them.


Download Papers Here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Layouts & Alpha Sale

Starting tomorrow Green Elephant Designs is having a huge alpha sale, every alpha is half price. Here are some layouts I did with two of her new alphas, Cheetah & Giraffe.

Green Elephant Designs Store at Designs In Digital.

Layout Credits:
Thirteen Going On Thirty "Wild Thing Alpha - Cheetah" by Green Elephant Designs. Brown Paper from "Country School House Add On Paper Pack" by Green Elephant Designs. Pink & Happy Birthday Papers from "One, Two, Three. Divine Digital Turns 3" from Studio RA Designs. Glitter Stars by IBLS Pastime. Template by Starxlr8 Designs. Font CK Tween.
Hello Deer "Wild Thing Alpha - Giraffe" by Green Elephant Designs. Paper from "Country Schoolhouse" Add On Paper Pack by Green Elephant Designs. Template by Scooty's Designs. Font Cheddar Salad BTN
It's Wild! "Wild Thing Alpha - Cheetah" by Green Elephant Designs. Paper from "What's Your Element? Earth Papers" by Green Elephant Designs. Template by Andrea Gold. Font Cheddar Salad BTN.

Baseball Blog Train Coming

There is a Baseball Blog Train coming your way on the 18th. There will be 16 stops on the train and you will be able to pick up all kinds of free goodies to scrap those baseball photos you will be taking this spring and summer. Here is the link to the train blog, there are all kinds of freebies already posted there. Check out the train blog or my blog as the date gets closer for more details. Below is a preview of the freebie kit I will be giving away.

My Speed Scrap Layout

Okay, so I attended my first Speed Scrap last night over at Stuff to Scrap. It was such a blast. Here is the overview of how it "went down."

At the top of the hour we'll post an instruction. Then every 10 minutes after we'll post another step. At the end of the hour all 7 steps will have been made and you'll have 1 additional hour to complete your layout, upload to the gallery (link to the left next of the home button) and then post your link back in this thread with a link to your gallery.

Step 1: Take a picture of yourself right now, with your digital camera, don't pretty yourself up, don't look in the mirror to see what you look like, just snap it, and then upload it to your computer. You can take up to 3 pictures of yourself, no deleting them!

(if you don't have a working camera you may find 1 picture to scan, or one picture you already have on your computer to use. This is ONLY if your camera is not working.)

Step 2: Find 3 papers, 2 solid 1 patterened. Solid will be your main background paper. The other solid will be the mat for your picture(s), and the patterned paper can be used however you like.

Step 3: You may choose any 1 of those 3 pictures to use. Only 1! We are going to be quartering the photo to create a visual sensation of observing a scene through a window. Cut your main photo into quarters and mat with the other solid paper. Works best as a 6.5x6.5 sized picture. Center on your page.

Step 4: Take this time to catch up on the above 3 steps. I know you need too! lol.

Step 5: Add whatever embellishments you feel are needed to make your page looks it's best. Try to keep it simple though. We are telling a story with our quartered picture.

Step 6: Add drop shadows and make your page look pretty. Catch up on any of the above steps. Use a different direction on your drop shadow than what you normally would use.

Step 7: Give your page a 1 word title and then journal and date. However, your journaling needs to be about you speed scrapping. What do you think about yourself in your picture, all ready to do a speed scrap. What goes through your mind. Journal that!

And here is the page that I came up with. My first thought was OMG I am already in my pajamas, I mean it did start at 9:30 Eastern. I went ahead and took a goofy picture of me waving and it actually turned out to work pretty good with the rest of the directions. Anyway, I plan to attend the next one if I can, as it was a blast!


Credits for the page are It's My Life Papers by Scrap U and Circle Stitch by Scrappy Cocoa from her Hello Easter kit.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Another Speed Scrap Tonight

There is going to be another Speed Scrap tonight at Stuff To Scrap. Below is the information and the awesome participation prize.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Some of My Recent Layouts

Wanted to share some of my recent layouts with you.


Flower page done using Gettin' Scrappy With Britt's Maurice Kit.
Other 3 pages done using Green Elephant Designs Remember, My Love Mini-Kit.