Friday, April 22, 2011

Kits for Sale - and a Freebie!

I know I haven't posted on here for awhile, but I recently took part in a designer contest.  You can see my posts on that here and here.  You can view any of my other scrapbooking related content on my Seeds of the Heart blog, here.  I am also doing a week in review challenge... which I have, unfortunately not been updating much of lately.  Oops.  So, I'll have to do a 'mega post' on that yet... probably on my Seeds of the Heart blog, since that is my main one, but I'll post a link to it here as well.  Perhaps I'll just give them all a label and go from there.  That might be beneficial. 

But I digress.

The reason I am here today is to promote my new store at Ivyscraps!  Yup!  I have a store.  I got 8th place in the contest, and as a result I was asked to sign on for a 6 month contract with IvyScraps.  I'm not sure what will happen after the six months is up, but for now I'm contributing to the monthly mega kits (just sent in my contribution for the May kit last week... it's a good-er), and trying to still keep doing some of the challenges as I attempt to continue 'catching up' in my scrapbooking.  Thus far, I have 6 kits in my store.  Here they are... and you may recognize the first 5, although they have been revamped and reworked before putting them in the store.  ;)

Daddy's Hands - Personal Use only ($1)
This kit is a bit bigger than the original from the contest... with 7 papers and 11 elements, it's a nice mini for scrapbooking those masculine pages... kids spending time with daddy or grandpa, working outside on vehicles or even day to day things.  It's a fun kit with a 'handsome' edge.

Doodlebugs - Personal Use only ($2)
Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate than with these fun little creepy crawlies?  These bugs won't bug you, though, as they are super cute... perfect for kids pages, spring photos, even baby pictures.  Add a bit of whimsy to your scrapbook with these colorful critters.  This kit has also been revamped from the contest, with 6 butterflies (2 types of each of 3 colors), more ribbons, an extra flower, bird, sun, and bee, as well as 7 papers (vs. the original 4).  I'm looking forward to putting up a coordinating kit later with many more papers and elements... I've been working on it lately, and I'm excited with how it's turning out.  :)

Lost in Time - Personal Use Only ($1.50)
Another revamped kit from the contest, this one has an extra 2 papers, ribbon, and button from before.  I also added a 'string' tie on to attach to the buttons as needed, to make it look tied on.  It can be used on it's own as well.  This kit is great for those heritage pages, and it has that country feel to it.  Personally, I love that large flower print paper... it took a long time to make, and I think it turned out great!

Birdie Blues - Personal Use Only ($1.50)
Yes, this one was also revamped from the contest.  I added 2 papers and a nest of eggs to the fun.  I love the spring feel to this kit, and it works great for Easter pages.  I also think it has a bit of a fresh feel to it, don't you?  And definitely a little bit 'country'!  I couldn't help but think that this will be perfect for scrapping my daughter playing in puddles on the farm.

Romance - Personal Use Only ($3)
My first full sized kit.  At least, that's what I'm calling it.  I'm not really sure what the line is between a mini, a full size, and a mega.  But with 14 papers and over 30 elements... full size it is.  The above pic is of the elements... there is one below of the papers.

This kit is glamorous, bold and romantic.  It's great for date nights, girls nights, or just for fun.

I really modified this kit from the original in the contest.  I made the floral paper and satin one into 3 different colors each.  I added another 2 plaids to the first, made 3 lacy papers, and put another heart paper in with the embossed one.  As for texture... they've all been revamped.  I added plenty of new elements as well, including frames, swirls, and a border.  There are more ribbon colors and fabric elements as well.

Summer Fair Fun - Personal Use Only (Free for April)
DigiDes hosts the color challenge over at ivyscraps, and this week's colors inspired her to do a rainbow kit... you can pick it up for free for participating in the color challenge when you click the link.  I thought the colors reminded me of summertime, and couldn't help but make this fun kit full of things you might find at the fair.  Mmm... it's making me hungry (I haven't had cotton candy in ages).  My personal fave is the train track frame.  I have so many ideas floating around my head for more papers and elements for this kit that I may have to make a 'sequel', ha ha.  Otherwise known as an add on.  This will no longer be for free as of May 1st, so get it while you can!

Well, there you go!  Six kits for sale!  Wow... I've been busy.  Now if only I was caught up on my scrapbooking instead of still working on June 2010...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ivyscraps Challenges

Each month at ivyscraps there are a number of scrapbooking challenges some of the designers and members host to help us broaden our skills. This month I wanted to enter all of the challenges. And I did! Here are the pics and their respective challenge.

Color Challenge (used DigiDesigns Stormy kit... freebie for the color challenge partakers)
Blessings Impromptu Challenge (used Gloria's Thanks a Bunch kit)

Newspaper Challenge (used Gloria's Grandma's parlor kit)

Scraplift Challenge (used TayrinaScrapDesigns Charmed Chic kit)

Ingredients Challenge (used TayrinaScrapDesigns Charmed Chic kit)

Recipe Challenge (used Gloria's Grandma's Parlor kit)

Changing Ivy Challenge (used DigiDesigns Silverbells kit)

Theme (used DSE's December collect a kit)

Heritage challenge... we were to scrap a tradition (used Angelic Mini by DigiDesigns)

Font Challenge (using 2 of 3 given fonts... stephanieee and Coctail Bubbly)

That's all for now! Why not head on over to and play in the challenges too?

Friday, January 21, 2011

December Ivyscraps Challenges

I managed to do a few challenges at IvyScraps in December... which I haven't yet posted here. So, here they are!

Scraplift Challenge

Recipe Challenge

I have the post for the color challenge up already, and I did the changing ivy challenge, which was a bookmark, but I don't feel like putting that one up right now. Don't ask... I just don't feel like it, haha.

I will post the January challenges later. ;) You can see what I've done so far, here.

I thought it was awesome, though, to find out that my scraplift challenge page and color challenge layouts were both nominated for layout of the week, both won seperate weeks, and both ended up being in the layout of the month nominations! And... guess what... I won layout of the month! With my color challenge layout, Winter Wonderland! So I get a $5 coupon for IvyScraps store and can buy anything I want with those $5! You'd be suprised what you can all get for that price!

Why not head over to IvyScraps and meet the awesome community there?
(Note, the digital paper and embelishments on these layouts are from the Ivyscraps store)