Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year and a New Blog Train

As part of the new year, I decided to join a few more blog trains. One is the Leigh Penrod Digitals and Friends blog train, and the other is a templates blog train that takes off on the first Saturday of the month.

I wish you all a happy, healthy new year filled with joy and laughter, and plenty of time to scrapbook!

Leigh Penrod & Friends January 2017 Blog Train, "So Cozy"

Download GOOGLE
Download DROPBOX

Your train stops:

Brenian Designs
Digicats (& Dogs)
Down Under Scraps
Dreamn4ever Designs
Ginger's Scraps-n-Pixels
Leigh Penrod Digitals
Made by Keuntje
Marie H Designs
Moore Blessings Digital Design
Promethean Concepts
ScrapbookCrazy Creations
The Cherry On Top

Designers only - Join this Train!

The January Pixel Scrapper Blog Train, "The Guys"

Download GOOGLE
Download DROPBOX

Make sure to stop by Pixel Scrapper and pick up the rest of the pieces! And be sure to leave some love for all the designers!

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Midnight Kiss from The Urban Fairy

It's almost time to ring in 2017! The Urban Fairy has the perfect new collection to record these memories. The Midnight Kiss is full of luscious blacks and golds- and fantastic artsy elements.

It is on sale now for 68% off at Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Some inspiration:

Like the template below? It will be available for FREE on January 7 as
part of a template blog train I belong to! Check back here in a week!

And THIS beautiful template is from Heartstrings Scrap Art's new template collection,
Bling It On, available soon from Digital Scrapbooking Studio!

Check back here on January 1st for not one, but TWO blog trains!

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Joy of Christmas by The Urban Fairy

I'm back with another fantastic release from The Urban Fairy. This collection, Joy of Christmas, is so full of lovely goodies, and very versatile. It is on sale now at 56% off, with the whole collection coming in at under $9!

Why do I love The Urban Fairy's products so much? In addition to the high-quality images, she has such a fantastic artsy flair and that shows up in her products. Her collections just speak to me on a level not always found with others. She embeds a sense of humor and a dose of real life in her art. It sometimes feels as if we are kindred spirits.

This collection can be found at The Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Some pages for inspiration:

See how versatile? I created a Chanukah page from a Christmas collection! Template by the ever-so-fabulous Heartstrings Scrap Art (Patchwork Pieces 2D). Her templates can also be found at The Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

You can find The Urban Fairy on Facebook HERE.
And while you're there, join her fan group- there are tons of layout ideas and freebies to be had HERE!

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays from my household to yours! I have a little free gift for you to celebrate this wonderful time of year. Thank you for stopping by my blog... and more exciting news to come in 2017!

Download from GOOGLE DRIVE.

Happy holidays, and happy scrapping!


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Football & Flowers

It is mighty cold out there! With the Bears playing at home, it is sure to be a frosty game!
Here is a flower to warm you up. Just right-click and select Save Image As.
Personal use only, please.
Stay warm, and happy scrapping!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Winter Memories by The Urban Fairy

The Urban Fairy has a fantastic new collection out today- Winter Memories! This collection is SO beautiful. All the CT went nuts over it! It is so refreshing to have a kit that is JUST winter, and not holiday-themed! So many of the pieces here are incredibly versatile.

You can get the entire Winter Memories kit right now for 65% off at The Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

And now for some inspiration from yours truly:

Photography copyright and courtesy of Sarah Anna Hansen

Template by Heartstrings Scrap Art- One-derful #10

Be sure to check back Sunday for another flower freebie, and be on the look-out for a new blog train on January 1!

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Football & Flowers

Brr! It seems Old Man Winter is here to stay- we've been hit with a massive amount of snow here in the midwest! Here's a flower to help you think of warmer weather- don't forget to scroll down through older posts to check out some other neat freebies I have waiting for you!
To save, right-click and select "Save Image." Personal use only, please!

Friday, December 9, 2016

December Pixel Scrapper Commercial Use Blog Train

I decided to participate in the Pixel Scrapper December Commercial Use Blog Train- I've been short on time, but thought about what I would want to use for commercial use if I had the chance... so I bring you three items that are perfect for winter. There is even a fourth goodie in the zip file. ;)

You can download from Google Drive HERE.

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Exciting News!

I am super excited to announce that I am now part of the creative team for The Urban Fairy! If you are unfamiliar with her work, you can check it out in the following places:


Official Urban Fairy Fan Group - a super cool place where everyone has lots of awesome ideas, layouts, and freebies!

Her store at Digital Scrapbooking Studio. While you are there, you can also check out the Gallery!

Her Blog: The Urban Fairy.

She has a few new releases this week, including Autumns Kiss, a really neat Paper Stash, and cool set of hand-drawn holiday trees in her Holiday Stash 3!

Autumns Kiss:

Paper Stash 1 (using elements from Bug On):

Holiday Stash 3:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The December Pixel Scrapper Blog Train

Pixel Scrapper's December Blog Train is leaving the station! The theme this month was "At the Table," which leaves a lot of room for interpretation. We celebrate Chanukah, so I thought it would be nice to have my part reflect that, as there are many Christmas kits, but not a whole lot of Chanukah things out there for you digital scrappers who may celebrate it! There are also some fun, arty elements, paints, and papers that aren't holiday-related.

Scroll down through my blog to pick up a bonus Quick Page!

Download from DROPBOX

Download from GOOGLE DRIVE

Don't forget to go to Pixel Scrapper to pick up the rest of the pieces and leave some love for the fantastic designers!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Football & Flowers

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving (or a nice weekend, if you are elsewhere in this great wide world)! I am off to my son's opening night for his show this evening.

I have another painted flower for you this week.
To save, right-click on image and select "Save Image." Personal use only. If you know others who would enjoy this, please send them here- the more, the merrier!

Happy scrapping!

PS- be sure to check back here on December 1 for the new Pixel Scrapper Blog Train for December!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Today I get to spend time with both my husband's family (for his mom's birthday), and with my family for Thanksgiving dinner. I am so grateful to have a wonderful support system on both sides, who cheer on my son at his shows, and assist in a lot of the "getting him to and from" places.

I am also thankful for you, my comrades in digital scrapbooking. As a token of appreciation, I created a quick page and a few winter flairs using Leigh Penrod Digital Designs paper and elements. 

If you are unfamiliar with Leigh's work, her blog is HERE. And you can purchase her scrapbooking kits at Digi Style Designs and Go Digital Scrapbooking.

The quick page below was creating using her kit "Chasing the Blues." Personal use only, please!

You can download it from Dropbox HERE.

The flairs were created using papers from "Chasing the Blues" and her "Winter Friends" elements. Personal use only, please! To download, right-click on the images and click "Save Image."

Enjoy your time with your family and friends, and, as always, happy scrapping!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

December Will Be Here Soon!

I can't believe December is right around the corner! I am very excited for the December Pixel Scrapper blog train, and I have a quick page using some of the elements in my kit for you as a "sneak peek!"

The file does not contain the picture or journaling. ;)

Happy scrapping!

Download from Dropbox HERE.

Football & Flowers

Sorry, folks! The time slipped away from me this week as my son was in final tech rehearsals for "A Christmas Carol" at Goodman Theatre. I managed to make a little time this afternoon to do another painted flower for you, though.

PU only. If you know of anyone who would enjoy this, please direct them here to my blog.

To save, right-click and select "Save Image." Happy scrapping!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Football & Flowers

It has been a crazy weekend here, and my son is going into Tech Week for his show that starts November 19, so it is bound to get even crazier! I attempted something new this week. Instead of  a flower picture, I painted a flower. Hope you like it!

PU only, please. If you know someone who would enjoy it, please send them here to this blog. To save, right-click and "Save Image."

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Football & Flowers

It's another brisk fall Sunday here in the midwest, and many of us here in Chicago had a great reason to celebrate this week, with the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series! The city had a huge parade and rally downtown, which made bringing my son to rehearsal nearly impossible on Friday- we made it downtown and fought the crowds to get to the theatre in time for a costume fitting, only to find out rehearsal was cancelled. :/

Anyhow, here is a pretty little yellow flower for you. PU only- please direct people here to the blog if you know someone who would like it, too!

To save, right click and select "Save Image." Enjoy, and happy scrapping!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The November Pixel Scrapper Blog Train

The November Pixel Scrapper blog train has left the station! This month's theme was "Enchanting Autumn." I deviated a bit from the traditional autumn stuff. I don't know why, but it made me think of garden statues and butterflies. All photography for the papers and elements is my own. I *finally* got a new laptop, a Surface Book, which is the coolest thing ever- it allows me to paint and draw on the screen within Photoshop, so I experimented a little with the butterflies in this kit.

Download from Google Drive
Download from Dropbox

Get the rest of the awesome submissions at Pixel Scrapper! Be sure to leave some love for the fantastic designers who put together these beautiful freebies!

I am SUPER excited for December's blog train! Wait until you see what's coming!

Enjoy, and happy scrapping!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Football & Flowers

The weather has just turned crisp here in the Midwest. Perfect for football or cozying up on the couch with a good book! Enjoy the flower, and be sure to check back on November 1 for my part of the Pixel Scrapper Blog Train for November, Enchanting Autumn!

*Personal use only, please! Direct people here if you think they would like this- thanks!

To save, right-click and select "Save Image."

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Football & Flowers

Another football weekend, but more importantly, GO CUBBIES!

Enjoy this week's flower! PU only, please. If you like these images, send your friends here to my blog!

Happy scrapping!

To save, right-click and select "Save Image."

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Football & Flowers

Another weekend of football, and another weekend of baseball, too, with my beloved Cubbies! I can't believe the month is halfway over already- I better get started on my Pixel Scrapper Blog Train entry for November this week.

To save, right-click on the image and select "Save Image." Personal use only. Happy scrapping!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Football & Flowers

There may be football on today, but I am bleeding Cubbie Blue and Red right now! My beloved Cubs are up 2 games in their division series. Since I extracted a white flower this week, I figured I would play around with things.

Right click on each image and then click "Save Image." If you enjoy these, please pass on the link to my blog, not the images themselves. For personal use only- thanks in advance!

PS- I kept these bigger, around 3 inches, so they will make great individual accents for your pages! (Or you can shrink 'em down and pile 'em on!!)

Enjoy your week! Happy scrapping!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Football & Flowers

Well, it was dreary out all day yesterday, which was perfect for staying in and celebrating DSD! I hope you had a chance to collect lots of goodies, including mine.

Football is on the TV in our house, and here is pretty rosebud for you.
Just right-click on the image to save! 
Enjoy your week, and happy scrapping!

Friday, September 30, 2016

DSD is here!

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day! With school back in session, I feel like my time is limited and I've seen SO many goodies all over that I want to gather up this weekend!

That being said, here is a little page-kit freebie for you with 4 papers and 10 elements, made with all of my own photography.

Good thing it is supposed to be rainy and gloomy all day, because I plan to stay behind my laptop gathering goodies all day! :)

Enjoy celebrating and scrapping!

October Pixel Scrapper Blog Train- School of Art

It's Pixel Scrapper Blog Train time! This month's theme was "School of Art," so I focused on theatre arts, and everything coordinates with last month's kit. If you are wondering what that stuff is that looks like red washi tape, it is called SPIKE tape and it is used to mark the stage for positioning of props, scenery, and people. I thought it would be neat to use it like washi. And I hope you like the papers with the floor lights- those, the marquee, the floors, and the Broadway sign are all my own photography.

Don't forget to stop by Pixel Scrappers here to grab the rest of the train and leave some love for all the fabulous designers we have there!

There are three parts- the papers, elements, and alphas.

You can download from Google Drive here:

You can download from Dropbox here:

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Digital Scrapbooking Day Is Coming!

In case you haven't heard, Digital Scrapbooking Day is coming on October 1! So there will be lots of freebies all over the place, including here. You'll get extra bang for your zero bucks- many blog trains release on the first of the month, too!

Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Football & Flowers

There actually is no football on in the house today- DH and the boy went to a toy soldier show and then are going to see "Magnificent Seven" later. Peace and quiet around here! Which means I am getting some time to work on a special surprise for you to celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day (which, if you didn't hear, was moved up to the first weekend in October, so it is next Saturday!).

It also will happen to collide with the new Pixel Scrapper blog train, so when you check back, there will be not one, but TWO free kits up here.

Enjoy your week!
To save, right click and then select "Save Image."