Saturday, June 30, 2012

Bugs and Bigger at Scrapbook Max

Spring brings out life in all of us; bugs included. Why not turn pests into playful with this whimsical, packed full of everything you need kit. The name says it all Bugs and Bigger. A kit so big it had to be split up into three.... and bugs that put a smile on your face playing peek-a-boo! This kit has a color to please all, and definitive layouts in the making just in browsing through the embies. Get carried away with three of the cutest critters yet, and Alphas to fit any theme, male or female. 

Part I  contains: 87 elements and 24 papers.

Part II  contains: 56 elements, 18 papers and 5 shapes.

Part III contains: 6 elements, 15 frames, 4 page corners, 1 alpha (letters and numbers) and 17 papers.

My layouts (again)!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Proud 2 Be An American and a Freebie

Proud 2 Be an American Bundle includes the following pieces:

P2BA Kit that has 20 papers (12x12), 53 elements, and a full alphabet.

P2BA Paper Pack that includes Cardstock, Glitter, and Glitter-Edged papers for a total of 12 papers!

P2BA Stars & Dots Papers includes 12 extra papers that are dots and stars to compliment any patriotic layout you are working on!

P2BA Extra Alphabets includes 7 full alphabet set that each one includes Uppercase, Lowercase, Symbols, and Numbers. With this set alone, you do not need to purchase another patriotic alphabet!!

P2BA Template Stackers includes four layered template in PSD, TIF, & PNG formats.

P2BA Word Art includes 8 layered words and patriotic phrases that comes in PSD, TIF, and PNG format so you can create your own pieces to match any patriotic color palette! Samples are included!!

This bundle is perfect for any patriotic layouts including Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Military photos, and firework pages!!
Of course you can purchase all the components separately too here at Scraps N Pieces.

My Layouts.

Here is a preview of the freebie

The link will be valid thru July 12, 2012

MediaFire download link

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bugs and Bigger are now at Kapiscrap Boutique

Spring marks the rebirth of nature, with an explosion of bright colors, but also the arrival of a multitude of small insects diverse and varied ... admittedly not always very pleasant ...
Bugs and Bigger is a spring kit, brightly colored, which offers you to scrap your photos with cute little insects such as ladybugs and bees ... You will also find butterflies and turtles.
The kit offers many possibilities for layouts, and in various styles. With Bugs and Bigger you will be able to scrap your photos of spring by bringing both fantasy and color. Kit contents and color palette make the kit also fits the summer pages.
Bugs and Bigger album also includes a fast 10 pages (QP) ready to print quality. You can pick this kit up along with all kapiscraps other wonderful kits here. There is a translation button in the upper left hand corner as this site is in french. Store link here.

the kit includes:
149 embies
15 frames
4 page corners
1 alpha
59 background papers
5 shapes
10 QP

My layouts.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Boys Summer and some Freebies

Winsor Digi Designs has another kit out called 'Boys Summer' and it is only 50 cents until the end of June. The kit contains 79 elements, 13 papers and 4 Quick Pages. Both the papers and quick pages are 12x12 and 300 dpi. Check out all the fantastic deals going on now until the end of June here.

My layouts.

QP# 1 - minus the bugs & word art

QP# 2 - has word art

All links will be valid until July 9, 2012.

DropBox link for QP# 1
DropBox link for QP# 2

Reminder: For my downloads please click on the picture when it opens in a new window to enlarge the graphic then right click to save to your computer.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Land of the Free at Stuff to Scrap

Land Of The Free includes 18 papers and 40 unique elements. It was created using beautiful patriotic colors perfect to scrap all your 4th of July, military or any other patriotic pictures. You can also use the kit for non patriotic pictures like I did. Check out this kit and all of Queen Bee Scraps work at STS.

My layouts.

Here is a neat trick that someone told me at a speed scrap. Use the written instructions as templates. I now keep the instructions from any speed scrap I do in a file then if I have a brain fart or I just really love a layout I have a 'pattern' for it. These two layouts were made with saved instructions. And yes, I love that one picture of my son that is why I used it twice.

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Girls Summer and Freebies

Winsor Digi Designs has out a new kit this week called 'Girls Summer'. This kit is on sale for the month of June for only 50 cents and can be found here. The kit contains 88 elements, 15 papers and 4 Quick Pages. Both the papers and the quick pages are 12 x 12 and 300 dpi.

My layouts.

QP# 1

QP# 2

These links are valid thru July 2, 2012.

DropBox link for QP# 1
DropBox link for QP# 2

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Spring Valley Trout Farm

My husband wanted to spend Father's Day fishing. Since he bought our son a fishing pole for his sixth birthday a few weeks ago this seemed like a good time to go. He selected a trout farm so there would be a better chance for Nick to catch a fish. In the end we didn't take Nick's new fishing pole as the farm had cane poles for use. Neither Nick nor I have ever gone fishing so this was an adventure that almost didn't happen. Not long after we left it started raining but since the farm is approximately  40 miles away we played it by ear. We stopped for brunch about 10 miles from the farm and it started to rain really bad. Monte was going to give up and go home then but Nick was so disappointed that we decided to continue on. Monte took the turn he thought we needed to be at and we ended up turning around to go back 1.2 miles from the farm so it took us an additional half hour to the farm when he finally decided to use the GPS on his cell phone. Thankfully that extra time caused the rain clouds to move. It cost us $5 each for Monte and Nick as they were fishing and $4 for me (non-fisher) to enter the farm.

We went to the children's pond first and Nick caught two rainbow trouts with help from Daddy. It was worth the trip just to see the look on Nick's face when he got those fish. From there we went to a catfish pond. Not sure how long we stayed there without a bite when I suggested we go to another pond. Within five minutes of moving Monte and Nick caught a catfish. Within another five minutes they caught a second catfish. I grabbed the net off the ground intending to hand it to Monte and I ended up netting the catfish for Nick. Monte didn't take a picture of it. I said we needed one as no one would believe that I got that close to a fish. From there we went to another trout pond. This time it took a little longer as it started to rain again but not to hard for Monte and Nick to catch the last fish of our trip. I again netted the fish and Monte took a picture this time.

We went to cash out and have the fish cleaned and de-boned. We had them filleted. I don't eat fish but I told Monte if he cooked them I would try it. Nick was getting very impatient as he couldn't wait to see them clobber the catfish over the head to kill them then clean them. They had a step outside the building in front of a window so people can watch while they do the cleaning. Nick stood watching the whole time our fish were being clubbed with a wooden mallet and de-boned. Now the boys have to freezer package the fish for eating another day as I had already taken something out of the freezer for tonight's dinner.

In the end it was a very enjoyable day and one I wouldn't have missed for the world. My boys had fun and I got to watch. We will do this again.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Canada Day at My Memories

Digi Cyber Scraps has out a new kit celebrating 'Canada Day.' This kit is can be used for more than just scrapping Canada. I originally agreed to work with the kit because I had taken some pictures in Canada over the years before 9/11 as we live about 30 minutes from the Ambassador bridge in Detroit. However, 15 years and several changes to the dynamics of my household has meant these 4x6 photos are currently missing so I decided to scrap my husband and son's recent family gathering at a dairy farm to celebrate (late) our son's sixth birthday and my husband's (early) sixty second birthday. I also had planned to make a free quick page but the software I use to convert my layouts isn't working right so that didn't happen. Not to worry I will still be posting freebies as I have some stuff waiting to be posted. Now back to the kit. This kit contains 79 monogram characters, 30 papers and 127 elements. You can find the kit at My Memories.

My layouts.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Paris New York Blog Train - Freebies

The first designer stop is Kapiscrap & Art

I made some QP/Stacked Paper freebies for you. The links are at the end.

Made with Kapiscrap & Art's mini - QP

Made with Queen Bee Scraps mini - QP

Made with Winsor Digi Designs mini - stacked paper

The links will be valid thru July 15, 2012

MediaFire download link for Kapiscrap & Art QP
MediaFire download link for Queen Bee Scraps QP
MediaFire download link for Winsor Digi Designs Stacked Paper