Sunday, January 30, 2011

Can you guess Kat's Creations new store?

Kat is closing her store at ESS but if you go over to DST and leave her a comment as to where you think she may be opening her new shop, you might win a gift certificate to the new store. You can get all of the information HERE.

Good luck!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winter Wonderland

I fell in love with the colors and the alpha in Winter Wonderland by Kathy Winters. The elements are so cute! This kit is great for your winter photos.
Here's a preview of the kit: (You can also purchase each item individually)
Here's my first layout with it:
I will have another layout done with it shortly. We ended up with a snow day and took advantage of it. Bella had a wonderful time playing in the snow for the first time!

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Release

Dani continues to amaze me each week. This week she released a HUGE kit, perfect for any of you who are doing 52 or 365 challenges. I will end up using this kit over and over and plan on finishing out last year now that I've gotten one layout done. I may even do one for everyone in the house :)
It's on sale for $8 which is a steal for everyone you get.
I'll stop talking and show you this phenomenal kit
Here's my layout with it. 
I also worked with jusme digital's kit, Wishful Happiness. I hadn't worked with her before and I always get nervous...Will I do the kit justice? Will I end up working well with someone I haven't worked with their kits before?
Here's your preview
This was for the alphabet challenge over at ESS. I had to choose a title that focused on the letter "A." 
And my layout that I did with it that I've truly fallen in love with...

Insane Moments still on sale!

Have you grabbed this kit yet? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors! You can get it at Gotta Pixel, Enchanted Studio Scraps and Scrapbook Bytes. 
Here's a preview for you:
Here's my page with it:
Have a great rest of the week! I'll be posting a freebie over at A+ Designs blog later so be sure to stop by!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Snow Much Fun

My4Princesses Designs released a super cute, super fun snow kit this Friday. I love the different colors than the standard snowy day kits. Plus it has the cutest penguins ever! It's 30% off for a short time so grab it soon!
Here's the preview. I love the black with the light blues with it. Makes for a very sharp layout!
Here are the two layouts I created with it. I tried an extraction for one of the first times and I think it turned out pretty good!
 This layout I used the font Pea Gabe for the font challenge over at ESS. They've completely redone their challenges and point system for the new year. Until I started at ESS, I never really tried challenges before but I'm loving them now! It gives me a chance to think outside my comfort zone, shows me new fonts I've never seen before and a great chance to grab some free mini kits each month while getting to know some really sweet people.
If you're interested in finding out more about the challenges at ESS, stop by their forum and check them out. There's bound to be something you can enjoy! Hope to see you there and be sure to let me know stopped by there because I like to give love to everyone's pages!

Friday, January 21, 2011

DSDI Daily Download and Layouts

Bonnie Blou has a gorgeous daily download for this month. You'll want to be sure to stop by the forum to grab all of the pieces. If you miss some days, you can purchase it as well.
Here's the preview
You can grab it in the store here or grab the daily downloads here
Here's the layout I created with it
I also worked with Happy Swamp Friends by Bean Bunny. It's a cute, bright kit.
Here's the preview linked to the store
My layout
I worked with Mom2Moo Designs Flutter By kit. I LOVE the colors. It matched perfectly with the picture I chose.

The Flavor of the Month, And So It Begins, is gorgeous. It reminds me of spring and with this cold, snowy weather, I'll take anything that screams warmer weather. It will be a great addition to your stash of kits if you're doing any of the yearly projects.

I love how my page turned out.
I hope you all have a great weekend. Miss Bella turns 2 on Sunday so we're busy getting ready for that. Keeping my fingers crossed that the Diego cake we're planning on making works out. Layouts and pictures will be soon to follow I'm sure!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A+ Designs Recent Releases

Mel has been very busy lately and has produced some of the best kits ever! She must be just as ready for spring as I am based on her kits. They have had such fun colors and I feel better creating when using them, even if I look outside and it's snowing. It's currently 30% off.
The Beautiful Life is exclusive to Gotta Pixel. I love the orange, brown and green together. It could easily be used for spring or would be great for fall too.
Here's my layout with it
Revitalize is a what I consider a "happy" kit, the colors make me feel happy. This kit can be used for a variety of layouts; boys, girls, love, summer. It's a must have! It's currently 40% off.
I really loved how my page turned out.
Awakening is a truly elegant kit and has the spring feel to it. Colors are beautiful and I love all of the flowers in the kit. This one is also 40% off.
I started out with one layout and then ended up with this one. It took me a while to get it all just right.
Finally, Mel released Fresh Start, part of the GAB for January. It has such fantastic pastels and unique elements. All parts of this kit are $1.00 each for a limited time. Go grab them up!
This ended up being one of my favorite layouts ever! 
If any of you ever get some of Mel's kits, let me know in a comment. I'd love to see what you've done with them and I like to leave love :)
Hope you had a great weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with a collab release from A+ and danimoy that will be great for your Valentine's layouts (plus I'll have a freebie over on Mel's blog.)

Monday, January 10, 2011

January Sales

All ads are linked to the stores

Rain Drops by danimoy designs

It's that time for Grab A Byte at SBB. This month was full of light pastels in blues, yellows, white and green. It was nice to work with spring type of kits especially when I look outside at all of the snow. Remember the pieces for the GAB are only $1.00 for a limited time.
Here's your preview of all of the goodies Dani made this month
Here's my layout with it. I realized I didn't have any playing in the rain or rainy day pictures so I went with the next best thing--summer! Now I know what I need to take pictures of :)
I spent the weekend over at MouseScrappers for their 2nd annual Speed Scrap weekend. Tons of fun! It was neat to get to talk to new people and get to know some I knew better. I got 14 layouts done of my Disney trip from November, which is awesome because it's kind of gone by the way side. I'll post those at some point. Right now, I've got to get caught up on some layouts.
Hope you all had a great weekend!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Layouts Galore!

Dani released some super cute Christmas kits this week, a boyish version and a girlish version. They are on sale so go grab them! She also has a mini kit that matches with the boy version but it can easily be used for any outdoor layouts. The elements are so adorable! I LOVE the colors. Enough rambling, I'll get to your previews so you can see for yourself :)
First is Snow King
My layout with it
The girl version is called Snow Queen
Here's your freebie kit that is linked to the store for you to grab
The next kit is by A+ Designs called The Beautiful Life. This could be used for spring/summer layouts. The colors are awesome. The elements are beautiful.You can get it for only $1.00!
I worked with an older release of Roseytoes Designs called I'm So Pretty. I chose it because of the bright, fun colors. I decided to do a layout with my son in it even though boys aren't usually considered pretty but the colors matched so well :)
My layouts

DSDI released a great Flavor of the Month kit for January. This would be great for anyone who's doing the P365 challenges or even the weekly ones. It also shouts spring time and with all of the snow around here, I enjoyed seeing the pastel pinks and greens.
My layout, which I really liked how it turned out!
I've got some more layouts I'm working on right now so I'll be posting them shortly. 
Finally, ESS has redone a lot of their challenges for the new year. You can have a lot of fun and work towards a gift certificate. Click the picture below to check out their challenges.