Monday, August 29, 2011

Manic Monday!!

It is Manic Monday at ScrapMatters!!!  Today you can find My Sidewalk Art on sale today only for 50% off!!!!!  Be sure to take advantage of this promotion!!!  It is for TODAY only!!
My Sidewalk Art

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Look for Rainbows new in my ScrapMatters Shop

Hey Everyone!!  Happy Friday!!!

I have a few revamped kits in my ScrapMatters shop today!!  Look For Rainbows - boy and girl are baptism kits!!!  They are great for everyday scrapping too!!

Look For Rainbows - Boy

Look For Rainbows - Girl
I also have a set of text paths in my shop today!!
Along the Path Vol.1
These items are 20% off through the weekend!!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back to school and Sneak Peek

What a whirl wind the last few weeks have been for me and my family!!  Football for my son started about 4 weeks ago and we have been running around ever since.  It is fun, but also quite a big time commitment.  This is how I have been spending almost all of my evenings lately!!

And to top that School for my kids started Monday.  Busy, but a nice busy.  I love a schedule!!!  I am also back to work as I work as an Aide at the local elementary school.  Fun to be back to work with the kids!!!

I have 2 kits that I am adding to my ScrapMatters Shop on Friday.  Here is a sneak Peek!!
I am going to give one of each of these kits away!!  All you need to do is post a comment here on my blog telling me what back to school tradition you do with your kids!!!  I will be back Friday Night to post the winners!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Back To School

Ramona here, one of Angie's CT's and here to share with you some digital scrapping fun!

Anyone else in the middle of back to school fun?  I have six kids, but only four of them are headed back to school!   My oldest started high school today (which I am still in denial about!) and another child started Jr. High today.  My oldest daughter just started the fifth grade and my son Sam who is on the spectrum would be in first grade if he were in a traditional school.  He actually goes to an amazing private school where they are not divided by grades, but rather by their needs.  He went last year, as well, and it has been life changing for our little family!

Here is a layout that I scrapped about his last day of Kindergarten.  The picture shows him with the other 7 boys from his class, his teacher and several of the aides.  There are a couple of extra kids in the photo who belong to the aides and were there for the party!  I love every person in this photo!  His teacher was amazing.  His aides were amazing, especially Vama (whose lap he is sitting on) who was a favorite of all the kids!  And each of his classmates are amazing kids with unique challenges, but will warm your heart in an instant!

I scrapped the layout with Angie's part of the Mix a kit, School Days, and I just love it!  It can be found, exclusively at ScrapMatters!

For the coming school year, I volunteered to make homemade cards for all the teachers and aids.  It isn't a big school (only about 35 students total), but I wanted them to have a little more of a personal touch!  I want them to feel how  much all of us parents love them!

And because I love digital and think that digital makes everything in life easier!  I created these cards all on the computer and printed and cut!  It was so easy and the best thing about it, is that I can reprint as many as I need!  I can use them for my other kids' teachers, etc.  Digital cards are so fun and easy!

I made these cards at 4.25 x 5.5.  You'll want to double the width so you can fold it and have your background paper on the back as well.  When this card is printed, cut and folded, it will fit in any invitation size envelope.  You can use a template or just be creative on your own.  A good use of shadows will help the papers and elements look like they are more than digitally created!  I have made cards by printing the different pieces, cutting them and adding them, but I'll be honest-I kind of prefer this way!  Not only is it lots easier but they lay flat and look sharper. Either way is good though and much easier than starting from scratch with a piece of cardstock and stickers!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Who wants donut cake?

Hi All,

It's Megan posting today.  I'm one of Angie's CT, and we are going to be invading her blog every once in a while.  I will be sharing some recipes and highlight some of Angie's work.

Today's post really isn't a recipe, but it is a really fun idea!  I'm going to show you how I made a really simple centerpiece out of donuts, which can be used for just about anything.  Including a birthday cake.  Actually, I can't take the credit, because my then 2 year old suggested the idea.  He saw me stack some donuts on a plate, and thought it was a "donut cake".  This was in March, and ever since, he's said he wants a donut cake for his 3rd birthday.

First Step:  Order desired quantity of donuts.  You don't have to use them all for the "cake", I just ordered enough so all the guests at the party could have at least one.  I called ahead because my son had a special request (cake donuts with chocolate frosting and colored sprinkles), and I wanted to make sure there would be enough for the special occasion. My grandparents picked them up for me on their way to the party.  I pre-paid to make it even easier.

Second Step:  Stack donuts on plate or platter.  We used a pyramid shape.  You can use whatever shape or size you want depending on the purpose of the "cake".  Remember you don't have to use all of the donuts if you don't want.  They can be served separately.

Third Step: Decorate.  We used some big star sprinkles to add some fun.  We stuck the "3" candle on top, and placed 3 smaller candles around the "3" candle.  I kept it simple.

Fourth Step: Enjoy!  Poor Vaughn just couldn't wait to dig in.  He grabbed one from the stash and gobbled it up.  It was his birthday after all!

Here's the finished product:

Another fun way to top off a birthday party is to send personalized thank-you cards.  Angie's kit "Blast Off" worked perfectly for this one.  Now if I could just find time to send them...

Your Turn!  I'd love to hear about all the ways you make birthdays special and personalized.  It's so fun to see what ideas everyone else comes up with.  Comment Away!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Manic Monday!!

Today is Manic Monday at ScrapMatters!!  That is actually good new for you!!!  How is it good?  I have one of my kits listed as 50% off due to it being Manic Monday.  You can pick up Blast Off today for only $2.25!!!  *Manic Monday sales go into the shop early Monday morning and will "disappear" around midnight! HURRY! What are you waiting for!?! *

Blast Off

Friday, August 12, 2011

First Flight and Simple Metal Alpha New in my shop

I am back to give you the full reveal of my new kit.  This kit was inspired by Creative Team Member Natalee.  She had a memory of her sons first flight that she wanted to scrap and asked if I could create a kit around that them.  I also had a need for a first flight themed kit.  My daughter did a famous persons report last spring for school and chose Amelia Earhart to do the report on.  She even had to dress up as her famous person.  She looked adorable and did a fabulous job on her report.  I really wanted to scrap that for her and now I have the perfect kit to do just that.

Here is my layout that I created with the kit and I love how it turned out.

So on to the reveal.
First Flight

I also have this Simple Metal Alpha in my shop today.
I created this add on to the kit to give as a freebie.  I hope you enjoy it.
Check out the great layouts that my Creative Team created with these products.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sneak Peek and a giveaway **CLOSED**

I have a fun new kit that will be released on Friday!!  Bright colors and a really fun theme too.  Here is a little sneak peek.
I am also going to give one lucky poster a free copy of this kit.  All you have to do is post a comment here letting me know what theme kit you are looking for or needing in your scrapping stash.  I will be back Friday night to announce the winner who will be selected randomly.  So....let's hear it!!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

ScrapMatters Birthday Bash Blog Train

Happy Birthday to ScrapMatters!!!  To Celebrate we are having a blog train and offering you lots of freebies along the way made from Garden Party by the ScrapMatters Design Team.  Lots of yummy goodness.

Here is your freebie:

You can download it HERE.

Your next stop is:  Tanya:

Just in case you get derailed here is the ScrapMatters Blog with all the information.

There's a BONUS! While riding the ScrapMatters 4th Birthday Blog Train, take a moment to check your downloads for a BONUS photo puzzle piece. There are 10 pieces total and when you find all 10, you can complete the puzzle, upload it to your favorite photo hosting site and send a link via PM to Kat through the ScrapMatters forum. All completed photo puzzles must be received by August 8th.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

ScrapMatters is turning 4!!

There will be a big celebration as ScrapMatters comes upon it's 4th year!!!  Be sure to join in all the fun!!
There will be lots of Chats and Speed Scraps too.  One is hosted on Friday by little ole me.  So come join never know what I have up my sleeve. ;)

Monday, August 1, 2011

School Days

The August Mix-a-kit is at ScrapMatters!!!  I created a School Days Collection!!

This collection along with all the other ScrapMatters Design Team Mix-a-kit items will be on sale this week at 20% off.  You can find School Days HERE.

Here are some pages that my Creative Team made with this collection.