Funky Playground Designs Grand Re-Opening!!


Autism Awareness

Want to get $10 to my store?

TACA is holding an Autism awareness event. I am part of the fundraising effort. Everyone who donates at least $5.00 through my page will receive a $10 GC to my store.

Bonus: Donate $100.00 and you'll have an all access to both of my stores for 3 months!!

Check out my fundraising page and see our autism story.


Layout of the Week 3/25!!

The winner of this week's LOTW is tomosia! I found this great layout over at Stuff to Scrap. Click the layout to go leave her some love! She used the kit "Let it Snow"-flake by Misty! I really love the paper blocks and the stitching!

Remember if you do any layouts with Misty's designs, post them in the galleries out in the scrap world and your layout might be chosen for Layout of the Week!!

Also, if you are not a fan of Misty O'Brien Designs on Facebook, become one now so you don't miss out on any of the fun and freebies!!

And don't forget Misty's Stuff to Scrap store is closing at the end of the month! All products (excluding glitter styles) are 50% off, so grab them now!!


A Few Reminders and Some News!

I will be going on vacation this coming weekend. The family and I are going west for a week to visit my sister and take the kids to do some fun things while it's Ian's spring break. We will be getting started a little early this week by heading around town to do some geocaching!

Anyway, a few reminders:

1) My CT call ends tomorrow night! If you've been wanting to join my already fabulous CT this is your chance! 

2) My store at STS is closing and most products are 50% off. Some items may even be retiring. Last day will be March 31st.

3) My store at Funky Playground Designs opens on April 1st! I have a brand new kit ready to go and it will only be available at FPD. 

If you're already a Facebook Fan, I sent out a freebie to you this evening. Facebook seems to have a little bit of a delay so the updates are showing up in your inbox just yet. This freebie is an add on to my new kit. Here's a preview of the add on.

Gingerscraps has a new magazine coming out, for which I am the editor :). Go to the Gingerscraps blog and sign up to receive the newsletter so you don't miss out on GS freebies and fun! (Scroll down towards the bottom on the right hand side to find the newsletter sign up box).

And of course, become a Facebook Fan!  I do random giveaways and freebies and it's one of the best ways to stay up to date on news. You can also follow me on Twitter :)


The Creative Divas

Hello Adriana here and I have another Diva for you to meet.
Here is our Dana!

Dana (or Scrappingirl around digiland :) )
Married to John for 8 1/2 years and mother Savannah who is 6 1/2 and Landon who is 4 1/2

How long have you been digi-scrapping?
About 1 year.

Are you a scrapper, designer or both?
Just a scrapper... really don't have a clue about the designing end!

How many hours a week (on average) do you spend scrapping?
Oh my goodness... way too many. I would say probably 10 or more!

Which programs do you use to make your layouts?
PhotoShop Elements 7.0

How would you describe your scrapping style?
I don't know that I have a real "style" I generally use more than one picture and I like to journal. I like my layouts to tell a story and document a memory!

Which scrap forum do you visit the most?
Stuff to Scrap and Gingerscraps

5 things you love:
1. My family 2. Playing softball 3. Reading 4. Traveling 5. Eating out!

5 things that bother you:
1. People who lie 2. Being late (in myself and others) 3. Whiny kids 4. Arrogance 5. Slow drivers!! :)

What is your Misty's favorite product?
I love Everyday Happenings! It is so versatile and works for just about any kind of layout!!

Here are some great pages made by Dana.

Multnomah Falls:Kit is Fort Wilderness by Misty Template by Scraps 'N Pieces

Bedtime Story: Kit is Everyday Happenings by Misty and Spinky Dink Scraps

Siblings and Friends: Kit is In the Emerald Spotlight by Misty

If you want to know a bit more about Dana and her work, go to her blog at

See you around!
Have a great scrapping day!


Friday Freebie!!

Yay!! We made it to Friday...Finally!! Today's Friday Freebie comes from Misty's Collab with Spinky Dink Scraps, "Everyday Happenings." Click the preview to go shopping at her store at Gingerscraps!

And here's your freebie! 3 Clustered frames made by me from the kit! :) Click the Preview to download!


LOTW 3/18!

Everyone should congratulate Kimmyscraps for her fabulous layout at Stuff to Scrap. Go leave her some serious love.

Here's the great layout:

She used Misty's collab kit with Spinky Dink Scraps, "Everyday Happenings"

You can pick it up at either STS or Gingerscraps!

Don't forget to become a fan of Misty's on Facebook!!!


Creative Team and Hybrid Team Call!

Hi everyone! I am having a CT call in honor of my new store opening (where is that new store? It's a secret for now!) I will be accepting applications until March 24th for layout artists and hybrid artists. Requirements are that you work with products from both of my stores and create 1 LO + 1 QP with each kit OR 1 hybrid project and then post to 3 galleries. You must also sign up to post once or twice a month on the CT blog. That's it! Pretty simple!

If interested send an email to mobriendesigns at gmail dot com and include your name, best gallery link, link to your blog, CTs you are on, and a little about yourself. Please also let me know if you are a hybrid artist too. 

Come join my lovely team of creative artists!
Call ends March 24th. Everyone who applies will receive a response by March 26th.


Another Freebie from Misty

and Missi!! Ok so today I learned to make styles! and so I made a glittery felt style to match Misty's (and Spinky Dink's) collab kit Everyday Happenings! I am so very excited!!!

So here are the styles:

(click image to download)

and the great kit they match:


Store Closing! 50% off most products!

Yes, I am closing my store at Stuff to Scrap. It's been a great run and the owner and designers are fantastic. I have other ventures on the horizon and needed to prioritize and downsize a bit. My time management is terrible! LOL (I will still be selling at Gingerscraps, I am not leaving the design world yet! : )
At Stuff to Scrap you can snag almost my entire store for 50% off. The only exclusions are my CU Mega Glitters and collab kits/accessories. 
This offer ends March 31st and after that, my store at Stuff to Scrap will be closed.

Go grab any kits you've been dying to get as some may be retired and never brought back!


A Friday Freebie...

Just a little late! It was my Granddaughters birthday and my life was crazy and I forgot to post! I will do better in the future!! So what is today's freebie??

A desktop calendar for you. this was made with Misty O'Brien's collab with Spinky Dink Designs and is called Everyday Happenings. I have included monthly calendars that I made so that your desktop calendar is usuable any month you want to use it!

Click image for freebie!


Layout of The Week 3/11!

The winner of this week's LOTW is hayleemj!!! I found this fantastic layout over at Stuff to Scrap!! Click on her layout to leave her some love on her layout! She used the kit "Fort Wilderness" by Misty O'Brien Designs. She did an amazing job!!! Remember if you do any layouts with Misty's designs, post them in the galleries out in the scrap world and your layout might be chosen for Layout of the Week!!

Also, if you are not a fan of Misty O'Brien Designs on Facebook, become one now so you don't miss out on any of the fun and freebies!!


Border Up! New Commercial Use Borders @ Gingerscraps & Scrapping Survivor

I have a brand new product in my store at Gingerscraps! It's even a CU product!

8 commercial use .png border templates. Each template is 12" in length and in 300dpi. Customize them for your kits and layouts by clipping solid or patterned papers and adding elements. Credit required.

And they are only $3.00! Click the preview, or click here to head over to my GingerScraps store

I gave these borders away to two lucky Facebook Fans this weekend. Not a Facebook Fan? Click the Facebook icon on the right hand side for a link to my page. :) When we get to 300 fans, I will be giving everyone a free kit. 

And don't forget to sign up for Scrapping Survivor! Deadline is in about a week. Click the preview below to go to the sign up forum.

Happy Scrapping! Have a great day!


Facebook Fan/Twitter Contest Reinstated

Hi everyone! I am feeling much better!! Thanks for the week off :) Let's get the twitter contest going again. 

I am going to change the requirements a little bit, make it a little easier. I would love to have more Facebook Fans and Twitter followers but I need your help to spread the news :)

Refer as many people as possible to the Facebook Fan Page. Use this link:
Have your referrals leave a post on the wall and say "I was referred by: Your Name". 
Prize for the most referrals: a 3 month pass to my store at Gingerscraps

I'm also giving out more prizes!

Follow me on twitter at @mobriendesigns
Then up to 5 times a day, tweet this message: Become a Fan of Misty O'Brien Designs on #FB! Post on the wall & you could win a $10 GC to her store! @mobriendesigns
(must tweet it exactly to for your tweet to count and only 5 tweets per day will be counted).
Whomever tweets the most over the contest period will get a 1 month pass to my store at Gingerscraps.

AND 3 new lucky fans AND their referrers will each get a $10 GC to my store! All they have to do is post on the wall and let me know who referred them to the Facebook Fan Page. If you are a new fan and weren't referred by anyone, that's ok too! Just leave a post letting me know you're a new fan.

Everytime the Facebook Fan page reaches 100 new fans (300, 400, etc) everyone gets a freebie from me!

And a little note, I am counting all the previous tweets and referrals from last week too.

Ok, ready set go!! 

Contest ends March 12th at 11:59 pm


Friday Freebie!!

Todays freebie comes from Misty's collab with Spinky Dink Scraps "Everyday Happenings!" Click the preview to go pick up the kit if you haven't already!!

And here's your freebie, two 4x6 bragbook pages! Just click the preview to download:


Congrats on LOTW 3/4!

Monica here to congratulate on having the layout of the week! I found her layout at Stuff to Scrap. However, since STS has changed, I can't seem to get a hold of her gallery. Here's her amazing layout:

She used Misty's collab kit Just Married (with Wyld Web Designs)

Also, don't forget to become a fan of Misty's on Facebook!


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