Monday, March 28, 2011 feature is a great blog that features Utah companies like mine!!!
 If you have not ever had a chance to visit their site you might want to. 

What will you find on Simply Utah:
• Simply Utah provides a directory for creative online businesses.  You will get lost for hours on end searching through all of the amazing companies within our directories.  We also have a growing blogroll that has numerous popular blogs from bloggers here in Utah.
• Each week we feature a few new companies and their product/service of choice.  We provide unique details about the featured company and they also offer a product/service at a discount for the day.
• Every Thursday a company within Simply Utah’s directory sponsors a giveaway.  This is a great way for companies to receive exposure throughout the week and for our viewers to learn more about these great Utah businesses.
• Each week we also feature one of our favorite blogs.  We love sharing great sites with those that follow Simply Utah.  There are amazing food, craft, and lifestyle blogs, and each week you will find a new blog that you can add to your “favorites list”.
•  We have an EVENTS calendar that will keep you up to date with the latest boutiques and craft shows around the state of Utah.  We feel that it’s important to share local boutiques and events with our viewers.  This helps to promote those businesses within our directory that are showcasing their products at these events.

Down This Road Designs is being featured today and if you visit their site you will find a coupon to my store at Brownie Scraps!!!  Stop on by and check out all the great companies that SimplyUT features today!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Layout Spotlight

I am so excited to share a layout from msbrad!!!  Michelle did an amazing job on her layout using my Design Star round 4 entry Blast Off!!! 
 I love her journaling, the photo, the blending of the elements to make a cosmic scene in the background, the different papers and basically the overall composition of this layout!!!  I thought it needed to be spotlighted.
 It is fabulous right?!!!  You can go and find her layout with credits and leave her a comment here.
If you would like to download Blast Off you can find it here.
If you have a layout you have created with one of my kits or templates I would love to see it!!!!  You can email me at downthisroaddesigns(at)q(dot)com.  You could even get a coupon to my store for sharing a layout and having it spotlighted on my blog.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Design Star Round 4

Well, today is the final round of the Design Star Contest!!!  I am really excited about this kit and think it turned out great!!
 You can go to ScrapMatters and download the kit HERE.

As part of the assignment this week we needed to scrap at least one layout from our round 2/3 entry and at least one layout from our round 4 entry.  Here are mine:

 I just could not narrow it down to 1 of each. LOL!!

 I appreciate all the support and super kind comments while in the contest!!!  It means so much to me that people enjoy and like my designs!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

I had posted about the MS Movement Collab and my fundraiser for the cause earlier today. Well, there is more!!
All this week, Jackie will be donating 100% of her proceeds to Mandy's BikeMS. Yep, 100%!!! I'm sure there is a kit in her store that catches your eye. There's a LOT of variety in there. Short on cash? There are some $2 minis too.

MS Movement Collab and Fundraiser

Today starts MS Awareness week. And I am SO EXCITED.

For the last few weeks, bunches of digital scrapbook designers have been working on a really amazing thing together –these incredible women got together and created something beautiful for Multiple Sclerosis.  A BIG Thanks to Mandy Hornbuckle for putting it all together!!

Almost 200 papers. More than 400 elements. And 3 alphas on top of that. I’m blown away.  Is is so big and so wonderful!!

(And! There are a set of about 50 quick pages/templates being uploaded and coming soon to be sold separately starting tomorrow!!)

And best of all? 100% of the sales of this go to Mandy Hornbuckles BikeMS ride, which is all MS Society.

You can buy this kit at

Here are the designers who contributed and and who I would therefore kiss if I met them. If they were into that kind of thing:
AKay Designs
Benthai Creations
Black Rose Digitals
Creations by Rachael
Designs by Angel
Down This Road Designs
Hornbuckle Designs
Jacabean Designs
Jen C Designs
JennCk Designs
Julie Marie Designs
JusMe Digital
Kimeric Kreations
Mama Llama Designs
Ocean Wide Designs
One of a Kind Design Studio
Polka Dot Chicks
Pretty in Green
Rhonda Sunflower Designs
Rumki Designs
Scrapping All The Way
Scrappy Cocoa
Shmooangel Designs
Starving Artist Designs
Sus Designs
Tracy King
Unforgettable Moments
Z Pink Boudoir Designs

Fabulous Right?!!!
Help by purchasing the collab and by spreading the word about this wonderful fundraiser.

That is not all folks!!!
I will be donating 100% of my sales from March 14-21 to the Mandy's BikeMS Ride also!!!  Be sure to check out my store and help this cause!!
You can find my store HERE.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Design Star Contest Round 3 Merriment

I have been so worked up over this contest!!  It is so hard to put myself out there!!  It is a good thing though.  
This round will be an elimination round and I am so nervous!!  There is a ton of talent in this contest!!  I am learning and pushing myself to be a better designer and I am so happy to have the opportunity!!  Of course, I would love to continue on in the contest!!  We will just have to see what the judges say.  Right?!!  Today I posted my Round 3 submission!  And I loved how it turned out!!  It matches the Round 2 papers so if you have not had a chance to grab those you can find them HERE.
Here are the elements pack.
 You can go to ScrapMatters HERE and download these elements for free!!
Here is the entire kit preview:
Do you love it!!!  Go leave me some comments at ScrapMatters or you can post a comment here.  I would love to hear what you think.  Thanks for all of your support!!!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Design Star Round 2

As I had mentioned before I made it to round 2 of the ScrapMatters Design Star Contest!!!  Can I get a Woot Woot?!!!  Our instructions for this round:  Create 8 papers with our own color selctions.  5 patterned and 3 solid.  So, I got to work and I will admit I struggled a little bit.  I was so nervous!!!  I finally decided on a theme and some colors and I love what I came up with.
 You will be able to download these papers by going to the ScrapMatters Gallery HERE.  You will also find the paper packs of the other Round 2 Designers as well.  They all did such an amazing job and I am in awe of the talent!!!  There are also some others who are playing along and they are doing a wonderful job too.  So lots of fun stuff to gather up there.
Just to let you know the elements to coordinate with these papers will be our next assignment so stay tuned for that next week.