Monday, December 24, 2012

Wiinter Chills by A Fish Design on sale at SNP

Have you seen the newest release Winter Chills by A Fish Design?  The colors are just dreamy.  The pastels of winter with a hint of sparkle make this kit great for lots of winter layouts. The kit is on sale for $3.00 until Jan. 5th at my Scraps N Pieces store.
Here is some wonderful eye candy for you made by her fabulous CT.
And a bunch of freebies from her wonderful CT.  You can get these at A Fish Design Blog.
These freebies you could find when you visit these CT members' blogs.


 Here is the freebie I have for you .... click the preview for direct download


Friday, December 21, 2012


Well if you are not (like me) but desperately want to try and get into the Christmas Spirit then take a gander at this adorable kit from
Mommy Made This called .... 


It is on sale in the Scraps N Pieces store right now for
40% OFF !!!!

This kit is perfect for all those layouts showing your massive light display or of the kiddos opening gifts on Christmas morning.  This bright and festive color palette is sure to turn any scrooge into a
Holly Jolly Christmas Caroling fool.  lol !!!!

This kit includes an uppercase alpha, 51 elements, 15 papers.  And if that wasn't enough as a special bonus you will find 6 cardstock papers and 6 glitter sheets to make this festive fun kit a must have for scrapping your holiday memories.

Here are a few layouts I did with this kit --- hopefully you will be inspired:

And also you definitely need to check out another kit released previously this month called

Also on sale 40% off !!!!!

This kit helps you convey the true meaning of the season ... and is perfect for photos of live nativities and maybe just a page showing your display under the tree.  I love this color palette.  It isn't traditional Christmas colors ... but there is subtle hints of red and green to give that special little accent to your holiday pages.  So be sure and pick this up to show a special Christmas play or chorus or band concert over the holidays.  

Here is what I did with this kit:

One a very holiday inspired page at a live nativity:

And one layout not so holiday inspired to show how versatile this kit can be.  I think this kit is perfect for just a general page about boys .... so I showcased my son Nic in this adorable layout:

I am sure these beautiful kits are sure to not only get you in the holiday spirit but also give you the push to scrap all your wonderful holiday memories with your families and loved ones.  I can't wait to scrap pictures from this Christmas Day ....... watching my kids open their gifts.  A joy for any parent.

Head on over to Scraps N Pieces to pick up these two kits for that great price !!!  Each kit preview is linked to the store for your convenience.  

Happy Holidays and Have a Very Merry Christmas !!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mouse-ical Templates get them now !!!!!

If you're anything like our family, Disney plays some sort of role in your life..whether it's Mickey Mouse toys, clothes, movies and shows, or even one or multiple trips to Disneyland and Disney World.  If you're a Disney-fanatic, you have to check out Memories by Digital Design's newest template pack...honoring "the mouse".  Grab Mouse-ical while it's one sale, 50% off through 12/27.  It contains 4 templates, in PSD, TIF, JPG, PNG, and SBC (sb/page) formats.  Image is linked to store.

Check out what I created with these:

Need more inspiration?  Her awesome CT made some UH-mazing layouts with these.  Thanks so much to Paula and Melissa for guest-CTing on this one!

Don't forget to head over to her Facebook and grab the Mouse-ical Templates add-on freebie through 12/31/2012.

Spirited by Wendy Tunison Designs

We share joy and laughter throughout the year, but no time is more spirited than when the holidays are here. From lights on our homes to presents under the tree, Christmas is merry and bright and ho ho happy!  Wendy Tunison Designs' new kit  Spirited was inspired by the gaiety and joyful spirit of the holidays. From ornaments that sparkle and elves in toy land, candy canes and Christmas wreaths and a scarf-wearing snowman, this collection is full of glitter and glitz, in bold colors and patterns that radiate merry Christmas. You'll find buttons and flowers, ribbons, word art and string, plus an alpha set for adding titles, names, dates, and sayings. For photos of toys and Christmas joys, lights and decor and so much more, capture the spirit of this special time of year with a layout that celebrates sharing and laughter and those you hold dear.

Inside you'll find 81 Unique Ellies, 1 Alpha and 42 Unique Papers to delight you!
If you purchase this kit between now and December 26, you'll receive the add on for free.  No need to add both, simply add the full kit to your cart and the add on will be included in the download!

How about these gorgeous SNP store collabs for December?
 Growing In Faith
 Huge SNP Collab!
The kit 7.99
Quick Pages 5.99
Bundle 10.99.

CU Grab Bag!
Strings and Stitches
ONLY $4.99
Stop back by Wendy's blog on Friday to pick up all of the freebies we made for you!  They're equally as gorgeous!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Party like there's no to-maya sale @ True North Scraps !!!!

Click the above image to be taken to the TNS store at Scraps N Pieces

70% OFF !!!!


exp.  12/22  11:59 p.m.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Vintage Wishes & Dreams -- FULL KIT !!!!

Well after a ton of blog issues …. a crazy real life schedule … a stomach flu …. I FINALLY am able to bring you the REST of


I am leaving the links up for the entire kit for one whole month. So on January 15th the kit links will be taken down and gone forever. That gives readers to my blog (and Facebook) plenty of time to download this full kit.

Also before I give the links out … please remember that the download links are from my dropbox account. If you get an error just keep in mind that the server might be busy and please come back and download the links at another time. The links will be up for a month so you have plenty of time. I will be posting a reminder here on my blog about a week or two before hand when I am getting ready to remove the links.

There will also be a special freebie that goes along with this kit that will be available on my Facebook page tomorrow and will be available also until January 15th. So be sure to pick this up as well.

This above freebie is for FACEBOOK SUBSCRIBERS ONLY !!!

I apologize in advance to those of you who have expressed interest in my freebies on my Facebook page previously. I even came back and added that I could be emailed for the freebies for those of you who didn't have Facebook. But none of the people who sent me comments ever took the time to email me back. So this freebie is exclusive only to those who visit my Facebook page.

I can't make everyone happy. I have also gotten some pretty nasty comments on my blog over the years from people who just aren't happy. Well I don't think it is with me personally I just think they aren't happy in real life. Again this is my blog and my business. What I post here … what I post on my Facebook page is up to me. (I have set up my blog to approve comments – so if you make a comment and a nasty one at that; you will either never see your comment posted, or I will still post it so others see who the real troublemakers are.)  And with that I will no longer dwell on the negative readers or comments that have come my way.

For those of you have been absolutely wonderful …. leaving such nice comments and have been anxious for the rest of this kit … these links are for you.

Re-posting the previous posted paper links below for new readers who might not have had the chance to download the papers before and aren't sure where to find the links in the previous blog post:

I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year. With many thanks to you … you all have made my season much brighter.

Winter Formal by Keystone Scraps !!!

 Here's an elegant holiday kit that was inspired by winter formal dances! Sparkly, elegant, some snow, and plenty of glitter will really dress up those pages for you! The lovely silver, orchid, and eggplant palette of this kit will meld seamlessly with those formal dance photos regardless of the colors in the dress! Containing an assortment of music, holiday, and winter papers and elements, you will have the perfect accompaniment for Christmas themed dances, Snow Balls, Holiday concerts, and family portraits. Included are 17 papers, a full upper and lowercase alpha, and 49 elements. This pretty kit is available at Scraps-N-Pieces for 30% off this week! It will also be available at My Memories for 30% off. 

Take a look at what I created with it!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Silent Night now available by Wendy Tunison Designs

Long ago on a silent night, hark! the angels did sing. There, in a wooden manager, the birth of a king. Set in the town of Bethlehem, Silent Night has all of the elements needed to capture the peace, joy, and meaning of the very first Christmas season. You'll find the three wise men and star of night, a donkey and a lamb, and the backdrop of Bethlehem. There are plenty of buttons, flowers, borders and frames, plus an alpha set to help you decorate your page. Scrap photos of your children's Sunday school performance, your favorite Christmas carol, even the newest addition to your nativity scene collection! You might even consider crafting your own Christmas cards, gift tags, and thank you notes. Celebrate the peace, love, and happiness of the Christmas season, and remember the reason, with a beautiful Silent Night layout.

 There are 120 Unique Ellies, 1 Alpha and 32 Unique Papers to delight you!  Silent Night is 30% off during it's introductory week!


Silent Night will be 30% off for the first week and if you purchase this kit between now and December 19, you'll receive the basics pack for free.  No need to add both, simply add this kit to your cart and the basics will be included in the download.
Be sure to stop by Wendy's blog Friday for the amazing freebies we've made just for you!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Blog issues and problems !!!

Just wanted to let you all know that I am having some blogger issues right now ... and as soon as those are resolved I will be not only catching up on my CT posts that I have had scheduled over the last few days (and have disappeared); but also the remainder of my kit "Wishes and Dreams" that I promised to put the links out for. 

Please bear with me.  I am hoping this is a temporary issue with my blog and not something that is going to force me to move my blog to another host.  As soon as I am sure the problems have been resolved, I will be posting ALL the links to "Wishes and Dreams" for your downloading pleasure.

I also will be taking the link down on my November Blog Train Papers and Elements on Friday December 14th ... so if you haven't downloaded it please do so by then.  After December 14th there will be no links able to be downloaded at my Facebook page nor will I accept any emails requesting them to be downloaded.  The links have been available since November 15th ... so after December 14th they will be gone.

I hope after the first of the year I have more exclusive (mini) kits and other goodies for you.  I enjoy the whole creative side of things ... and it is more of an escape from real life to create something.   There is no interest in making money out of this for me anymore. 

Thank you all who have downloaded my offerings here on my blog and on my Facebook page as well .... and thanks again for all your wonderful comments.  I am going to do everything in my power to have those links up for you to download the rest of "Wishes and Dreams" before Friday.

Thanks again . . . . . . .

Saturday, December 1, 2012

SNP BIts N Pieces ... True North Scraps

Wow!  Can you believe it's the first of December already?! Well it is and that means it is Bits N Pieces time!  For the first week of December, True North Scraps' new kit Chill Out is broken down into parts that are only $1 each!

This is not your normal winter kit.  Just look at those soft colours.  It makes me feel content and cozy no matter how frightful the weather may be outside.   And look at all those sweet elements!  In fact there are 44 unique elements in this kit.  

Carrying on the content and cozy wintry theme, there are 14 gorgeous papers to help your LOs show how you embrace winter.  Like all of TNS's papers, they look so real due to the attention she pays to the little details.

On top of that, you can get a coordinating alpha.  Samplers remind Dawna of sitting in front of the wood cook stove at her Grandma's while she taught her to cross stitch.  Another content and cozy memory.  This alpha is only uppercase letters, but includes the numbers 0-9 and the common punctuation.

This kit is perfect for all your LOs of the kids bundled up, building snowmen or catching snowflakes on their tongues.  But it isn't limiting if you don't live in a snowy climate.  One of the North Stars lives in Texas where there isn't much snow in the winter.  But they do get beautiful sunsets.  The colours in this kit worked fantastically for her LO.

Be sure and visit the True North Blog to see a slideshow of all the great layouts made by the team.  Here is what I made with this gorgeous kit:


Remember, each part of this kit is available for only $1 at Scraps N Pieces, but only until Dec 7. On December 8, Dawna will bundle it all up and add a pack of solid papers and a pack of word art that will also be available separately for you if you pick up the kit during BNP week.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

True North Scraps Sneak Peek !!!

This is releasing December 1 as TNS's contribution to Bits N Pieces where you can pick up the elements, papers or alpha for only $1 each until Dec 8.  After that TNS's part will be packaged up into one kit for purchase at the SNP store.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

2 releases at TNS and a Xmas tag blog train !!!

It's Thanksgiving (in the USA) and that means it's the beginning of the

Holly Days

This beautiful kit of rich colours is very festive and perfect for your holiday pages.  The 16 patterned papers evoke thoughts of steamy windows from Christmas baking, beautiful gift wrap, and the outdoors.  The 8 card stocks are so detailed that you would swear they were real paper.  I've included a full sparkly alpha that will add a touch of elegance to your scrapbook pages.  And of course, the 56 elements have been meticulously designed to attractively accent your holiday memories.

Holly Days is on sale November 22 for 30% off,  on Black Friday it will be  a whopping 50% off, and then goes back to 30% off from November 24 until November 30.

 Here is mine:

 Blog Hop

And on top of that, we made gift tags for you to collect and print out to use this season. 

Here is my tag:

And here are the links to the North Stars blogs

But WAIT!  There's more!

Have you been looking for an elegant black and white kit?  

TNS has a beautiful one being released on Black Friday.

5 Shades of Grey

5 shades of grey is destined to be a best seller, just like the book with a similar title. 
 However, this gorgeous monochromatic kit is much more suitable for scrapbook layouts!

There are 41 glittery, shiny and classic elements inside this kit.  The 14 patterned papers, 5 glitter papers and 5 solid papers are a perfect complement to the elements and they will make your LOs exude class.

As a bonus with purchase, the LBD (Li'l Black Dress) Alpha is included for free.

It is also available for sale separately.  It's sparkly and just like a li'l black dress, it is a must-have staple for every scrapper!

You can pick up 5 Shades of Grey on Black Friday for 50% off, then it goes to 30% off on November 24 until November 30th.

Here are my pages:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Just a little note !!!

I do understand that NOT everyone has Facebook.  Some days I wish I didn't have one .. lol !!  At least a personal one.  I swear that place is like High School ALL over again.  

BUT ... I have gotten some comments in regards to my SNP Blog train for this month ... from people who don't have Facebook and would like to have the free elements. I enjoy creating things, and by no means do I wish to not share my work with anyone who wants it.

To those of you who don't .... I can not access an email address via your comment on my blog so I can not send the elements portion out to you.  There is an email address listed on my blog here ... so please feel free to send me an email requesting that freebie elements portion if you are still interested.  

Please understand that *liking* Facebook pages to get exclusive freebies is a wonderful way for those of us in the Digi World that want to gain new interest in our work on a broader scope.  I will always try and do my best to accommodate anyone's request.  But I am hoping I am not shooting off my own foot now being inundated with emails requesting the elements portion of the blog train without liking my Facebook page.

So I ask if you DO have a Facebook page please follow the link to that page to download the elements.  Please don't ruin it for anyone else who might not have that access.  If you do NOT have Facebook ... again please email me to request that download.

I will do my best to get those links to you ASAP.



Saturday, November 17, 2012

A big THANK YOU freebie from me !!!!

Well I promised a freebie on my Honeybee's Creative Hive Facebook page for all of you that originally downloaded my elements portion of the SNP blog train ... BEFORE I realized that I had the wrong file uploaded in there.

So I have had a kit that I designed quite a long time ago and never released on my own.  So I decided that with the holiday's I would give it away as a thanks to all of you that have downloaded my freebies so far here on my blog (and now on my Facebook page)!!!

To give you a little sneaky peak at what you are going to get here is a layout I did with the kit that I am going to be giving away.

The kit is called:


Anyone who knows me ... knows I am a bit of a Disney addict (along with a scrapbooking addict).  So I created this kit as a tribute to the vintage look and not so much the traditional Disney-ish colors you might be thinking of.  I am a very big fan of the shabby chic look.  Which some may have realized with my papers I created for the November SNP Blog Train and the papers I am going to be giving away to you today !!!

Here is just a preview of some of the papers (not all shown in the preview):

There are 12 beautifully patterned papers available in this 2 part download.  So be sure to snag up both.

I will be giving away parts of the kit ... and by December 8th ... you will have yourself a full kit from me as a thanks for liking my Facebook page and visiting my creative hive.

*Note I will NOT be giving a download away next Saturday as I will be spending it with my family and recovering from Thanksgiving festivities.  (Who am I kidding ... I will be cleaning AGAIN)

On December 1st you will be gifted with the ELEMENTS portion of this kit ... and finally on December 8th I will be posting the Cardstock papers for download.  I did not make an alpha for this kit ... YET ... so who knows if there will be a "special" gift on the 15th.  You will have to check back here or on my Facebook page to see.

Please remember this kit is for personal use only ... and I enjoyed every moment of creating it with the help of some very wonderful, talented and generous commercial use artists.  If you use this kit I would greatly appreciate you giving credit to Honeybee's Creative Hive and the name of the kit in your descriptions.  

Each week a new portion is posted the previous weeks portion will go away for good. 

I will however offer this kit up for sale in one big bundle right before the holidays.  So if you miss out you can buy it up and not miss out on anything.

Without further ado ... here are your two download links.  Again be sure to download them both.  I put the 12 patterned papers into two seperate files:

If you are having difficulties downloading ... please keep in mind that dropbox might be overwhelmed so please try and come back and download.

Again ... thank you to everyone who downloaded my portion of not only the SNP Blog Train here but also the elements on my Facebook page.  I started out with only 6 likes on my page just last week ... today I am almost at 500 ... I am overwhelmed and humbled.

Many thanks ... happy downloading (and scrapping) !!!!