Even though it's April Fool's Day...


Hello Easter

Scrappy Cocoa and Digi Designs by Nicole have produced a very colorful and fun collab called Hello Easter. The kit totally reminds me of dying easter eggs. It's beautiful and has some adorable elements and papers. Head over to their blogs - Scrappy Cocoa and Digi Designs by Nicole - to pick up this freebie!



I used Julie Marie's kit Tranquility to create this very pretty LO featuring my sister, Tanya and her friend, Dave. I love the browns and blues of this kit. It's for sale now at Sunshine Studio Scraps.


Polka Dot Plum Retiring Sale

Polka Dot Plum is closing their stores at both Scrap Orchard and Sunshine Studio Scraps. Hurry over there and get their designs for a clearance price!!


Designer Call

Click the pic to be taken to SUN


The Soldier & The Soldier's Wife - 2 New Kits

Ginger of Gingerscraps has designed 2 amazing new kits - The Soldier and The Soldier's Wife. Right now, you can get both kits for $8.00!!! Or they are $5.00 each in the Gingerscraps store. You can click the previews above to be taken to the store.

Here are my layouts using the kits:

You can also head over to the Gingerscraps blog to see more of Ginger's CT LOs.

These kits are truly amazing and you won't be disappointed.


Fairy Tale Wedding

A group of lovely designers have collaborated to design a kit called Fairy Tale Wedding. I created a LO with Scrappy Cocoa's portion of this kit. I have to say, her pieces are amazing. The girls are doing a freebie Blog Train with this kit so head over to Scrappy Cocoa's blog to pick up her piece and check out the other designer links (including one from my CT gal, Christie!!)


Featured & a Freebie

Hello Scrappers! I am being featured at Gingerscraps today!

Go to the Gingerscraps Blog for more info & a freebie!!!


Speed Scrap @ Gingerscraps Tonight!!

Click here to head to the Gingerscraps Forum - Speed Scraps are available under Challenges


My CT Girls!

I am so happy to introduce my CT girls! This was my first CT call and I was blessed to have these ladies apply. They are all very talented and I can't wait for you to see their LOs! Click their pics to be taken to their blogs!

My name is Christie and I live in central Arkansas. I am a stay at home mommy to two beautifully amazing kids, Haylie, who is 2, and Hunter, who is 9 months old! I have been married to my best friend and wonderful husband, Michael, for a little over 3 years now. My family is my life and my passion, and usually the center of my scrapbooking! I tried to start paper scrapbooking after my daughter was born, but soon realized it was too hard to do with an infant in the house. I finally discovered the world of digital scrapbooking shortly after my son was born and has been hooked ever since! I'm excited to get to work with Misty's kits and to get to know the rest of the Gingerscraps family!!

I am a 38 year old SAHM who is addicted to digital scrapbooking. I have 2 wonderful little boys Aidan is 5 and Alex is 3. I have been married to my hubby for almost 16 years. My family is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Also I live in the beautiful state of Maine.

Hi, I'm Sharon. I've been digiscrapping for the past year but have been scrapbooking for over ten years. In my spare time, I enjoy all things related to Disney, shopping, traveling, beading and photography. My goal is to eventually visit all of the continents and I'm about a half way through.

And here's a little bit about me: I'm a 26 year old SAHM to 2 little boys, Ian is 2 and Aidan is 6 months. I have a real estate license and am a former Property Manager. My husband and I got married on the coast of Oregon (Newport) and are former Seattle-ites (I miss it!). We moved to the east side of Washington state to be closer to family. I met my husband Dan, in high school, although we had gone to school together since our elementary days. We didn't get together until 5 years after we graduated though! He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Portland with a degree in Computer Animation and Media Arts. He has been the best teacher in showing me the ins and outs of Photoshop. In high school, if someone had asked me what I'd be doing in 2009, I never would have guessed it would have anything to do with digital arts or being a SAHM! Funny how life takes you in different directions! I love what I am doing and still have so much to learn.



Cinzia Loosemore has a beautifully romantic kit called, Romanza. There are a variety of patterned papers and the right mix of elements. I used it to feature my lovely sister-in-law, Autemn.

You can check it out at Sunshine Studio Scraps and right now the bundle is only $9.00 (that's 40% off!)


Bamboo Fun!

I love you dear husband for your support and encouragement. You are so good to me.



Speed Scrap @ Gingerscraps - FRIDAY NIGHT

Just a quick reminder that I am hosting a late night speed scrap Friday night (3/20) @ Gingerscraps!

8:30pm PST
9:30pm MST
10:30pm CST
11:30pm EST

For your Participation Prize, you will receive a sampler of my newest kit, In the PINK Spotlight, available only at Gingerscraps on April 1st.

Come have fun!!! Click here to be directed to the Speed Scrap Forum


Spring is in the Air

The Gingerscraps designers have a really sweet collab kit for you this month - it's called Spring is in the Air - and it features designs from Ginger, Julie, Scrappy Cocoa, and Laura.

You can earn this kit for free by completing 4 of the March challenges in the Gingerscraps forum - Go do the Inspiration Challenge! (I host that one!). At the end of the month, it will be available for purchase in the Gingerscraps store.

Here's my LO, featuring Ian

Head over to Ginger's blog to see more great layouts with the Spring is in the Air Kit!


Speed Scrap 3/17

My husband Dan did his very first Speed Scrap tonight over at Gingerscraps (hostessed by Jodi). Given Jodi's challenging instructions, I think he did a really great job.

Here's Dan's LO


almost everything by Misty O'Brien

Black paper by Ellie Lash
Alpha letter from Spring is in the Air by the Gingerscraps Designers.


Bahama Baby

Sunshine Studio offers up a collab kit, once a month, designed by the Sunshine Studio Designers. Their March kit is called, Bahama Mama - Here's my take on the kit:

And here's the kit preview

You can pick it up now at Sunshine Studio Scraps - and then pop over to the gallery for some inspiration!




Speed Scrap - FRIDAY @ 4PM PST

Hello Scrappers! I am hosting a Speed Scrap @ Gingerscraps on Friday, March 13th at 4PM PST

You can click the above Speed Scrap notice to be taken to the Gingerscraps Forum. If you're not yet registered on the forum, go register now! That way you'll be all ready to go at Speed Scrap time! We love meeting new scrappers and even beginning scrappers can play, it's that easy and it's fun.

Just for participating, you'll receive this quick page for Ginger's newest kit, First Day of Spring

See you there!


In The Spotlight - The Elements

Here's the last piece of In the Spotlight. The elements are up for download. If you make a LO with my kit, I would really love to see it. I'll even feature it on my blog!

Pretty soon I will be looking for members to be a part of a CT for me! As part of my CT, you will also become part of the Gingerscraps family. If you're looking to become a CT member, visit my blog again within the next few days for the creative team info and application instructions.

Look for the re-release next month here at my blog and at Gingerscraps!


In The Spotlight - Alpha

The second piece to "In the Spotlight" is the Alpha - This is a black and white block alpha.

Tomorrow, come back for the elements!

Look for the re-release next month here at my blog and at Gingerscraps!



In the Spotlight

I've finished my second kit. I really enjoyed this one. My first inspiration was Ansel Adams (I love his photographs) with the second inspiration being my new favorite bottle of perfume, Spotlight (by Avon).

I wanted to do a black, white, silvery kit that could be used universally.

The kit contains:

19 papers (most patterned/textured)
1 overlay
1 alpha

51 elements to include:
2 buttons
5 glass buttons
4 clips
2 clothespins
1 eyelet
2 frames
2 mattes
4 ribbons
5 tags
8 pieces of word art
and the rest to include heart, leaf, wire, pipecleaner, string, stamp, and stitching embellishments

Tonight, I'm starting the freebies with the papers. Tomorrow, check back for the alpha, and Wednesday - the elements.

This kit will only be available as a freebie until Thursday night. I am very proud to say that I will be selling my kits at the Gingerscraps Store next month!

Take care & Happy Scrapping

Look for the re-release next month here at my blog and at Gingerscraps!


Quirky Crow

Me - (pre kids! lol)

Quirky Crow by Polka Dot Plum



What's this?

Where'd that come from?

These beautiful crazy pieces of kit are just falling all over my blog!

Stay tuned for a plumilicious collab release from Polka Dot Plum!

And if you're PLUM CRAZY then check out PDP's BRAND NEW BLOG!

If you need reading material, visit this blog post for a cool interview of moi, by the SassyPixie herself, Melanie (PS ~ It may be best viewed in Firefox)


A Blog Award

I received a blog award from Stephanie @ Scrappy Cocoa -
Thank you Steph! I so very much appreciate you!

I need to pass this award on to 3 people...(Ginger was already tagged by Steph!)

1. Tess @ Life is Beautiful
2. Heather @ Sporadic Scrapper
3. Jen @ Graham Like the Cracker

I love your blogs ladies!!!

And thanks, Steph, for the nod :)


A Splash of Spring - Add On Freebie

If you've been here the last few days, you've been picking up my first kit, A Splash of Spring. (Sorry about the alpha link trouble today!)

I've created a little Add On for the kit that includes:

3 papers (2 are textured)
1 butterfly overlay
1 ribbon
1 bunny border
1 butterfly cluster
1 "2009" alpha cluster with broach
1 "Love is in the Air" word art

Here's how you can get this add on for free:

Create a layout using A Splash of Spring. Post your layout in a gallery. Then come back to this and leave a comment with the link to your layout (as well as your email address so I can send you a link to the download).


If you're a new scrapper and don't yet have a gallery you download to, try the galleries at Gingerscraps, DST, or Scrap Matters.

Happy Scrapping!


A Splash of Spring - The Alpha

***UPDATE*** Link has been fixed! At my midnight posting, I neglected to check it. Sorry!!***

Here is the final installment in the kit. If you missed any downloads, hurry and go back and get them. After Monday the kit will no longer be a freebie...

But the good news is it will be available for purchase at Gingerscraps at a later date! And this evening you have a chance to earn yourself a free add-on - details to come in a post later today so check back!

The Felted Vellum Alpha includes number 0-9.

LINK EXPIRED - Look for the re-release next month!



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