Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Best wishes to all for the New Year. I hope you have fun and stay safe tonight!!! This last year did not start too well for me but it sure ended well. One of the best things to happen this year was finding my digi-scrap family at Ivy Scraps. This site has truly become my scrapping home the last few months. I am so proud to be part of our fabulous design team! I have made the most wonderful friends and it feels like I've been hanging out there forever lol!!! Hosting the monthly color challenge has been more fun than I could ever have imagined. I LOVE that our forum is full of laughter and encouragement. And our gallery always has the most wonderful and creative layouts with more comments than I've ever seen in an on-line gallery.

I have decided that for 2011, I will stay designing exclusively at Ivy Scraps. It's very tempting......wanting to apply to other stores. But I've decided to put 100% of my time and effort into helping Ivy Scraps grow and keeping it the friendly digi-scrap home that it is. I haven't been this excited about what the New Year will bring for many years. Please stay tuned for many more Fabulous Freebies and New Products. I really hope to see you in the forums and gallery at Ivy Scraps!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Kit - Southwest Evening

This was a labor of love inspired by the colors and textures of the Southwest. It's mix of realistic, copper and hand painted elements along with textured and artistically blended and painted background papers make it a must have kit for all lovers of the southwest. It is also great for heritage and masculine pages. I hope you enjoy this companion to my Southwest Morning kit.
Includes 20 papers and 48 elements.
Southwest Evening Full Scrapkit available exclusively at Ivy Scraps. Click on link to visit my store.
Regularly priced at $5.00 but will be on sale for 50% off from January 1st through January 15th. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Wishes To All My Friends

Layout made using my Silver Bells Mini available exclusively at Ivy Scraps.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Freebie - Bookmark

Here is a pretty bookmark that I printed out for my oldest dgd. I printed both sides than had it laminated. I made this for the Dec2010 Changing Ivy Challenge at Ivy Scraps. Gloria has provided a template pack and there are already some gorgeous bookmarks to be had! Swing by the Challenge Forum and check it out :>

Click on the zip file icon to start the download.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Angelic Mini Kit

This mini was created for the December Color Challenge at theStudio. It is hosted by Monika Designs. I absolutely love the way my little angel came out. She took me hours to draw and paint so I really hope you enjoy my efforts!!!

Now available at my Ivy Scraps Store.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Santa's Stocking Freebie

For just posting in our gallery and forums you can get this stocking full of FUN Personal AND Commercial items....we'd love to have you at the forum and get to know you. Visit this thread at Ivy Scraps for more info.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Winter Sale at My Ivy Scraps Store

All my items are 25% off for the entire month of December at Ivy Scraps.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Holiday Season!!! Be Safe and Have Fun!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December 2010 Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps

The challenge is to use the some or all of the colors provided to either create a layout or a mini kit to share.
Here is this months palette:

And here is the FREE mini kit I have created for the participants:

And the lovely and crazy Carmen of Lightning Bug Creations has created this matching mini:

Hope you find a moment to join us HERE for this months color challenge. Thanks for looking and hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Stay warm and safe!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Fantabulous Opportunity

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Special Sale For Tomorrow 11/24/2010 Only ***

My store at Ivy Scraps will be 53% off for my birthday tomrrow!!!! WooooooHooooooo!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Couple Layouts To Share

We had a Heritage Scrap Chat last nite at Ivy Scraps. It was super great!!!! A full house and lots of information and links given. Not to mention a gorgeous heritage kit by Jan of Waite For The Moments Designs and Meegan of The Quilted Pixel as a participation gift. And if we post a page using this pretty gift.....we win Gloria's Justine kit!!!  

You have to make sure to check our FORUM often to not miss out on the next chat. I love the way this page turned out and couldn't wait to share it with my younger siblings via FB. And digi-land too!

The Mc Bride Family Story

And another page I just did for the Theme Challenge at Ivy Scraps hosted by logicgrandma. This months' theme was "Count Your Blessings". My layout shows only a few of my many blessings, but these are the ones I see everyday.

Grandma's Chair Is Full Of Love

This layout was created using my newest kit Ridiculously Cute which is on sale HERE exclusively at Ivy Scraps.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Silver Bells Mini Kit

I love this little mini kit I just finished up for the Color Challenge at theStudio hosted by Monika Designs. Wasn't too sure what to do with such a cool palette of colors. Hope you like what I came up with!!!

Now available at Ivy Scraps

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Kit - Ridiculously Cute On Sale 35% Off

I really needed a kit to scrap my new grandson's pics with and I have another one due in March. So, I picked up my rusty, dusty crochet hook and made up a bunch of little pieces to use in this kit. I used the colors of the baby yarn as inspiration for the color palette. I absolutely love the way it came out.....just as I had imagined (maybe even better lol!!!). I am becoming really comfortable with the pen tool in photoshop and had soooooo much fun making a lot of the elements with it. My favorite element has to be the diaper cake. One of my oldest daughter's friends made her one for her baby shower and I thought it was so cool! I did my best to replicate it and am pretty pleased with how it turned out :> Or wait, I reaaalllly love the baby powder and baby oil elements, Oh and the teething ring and rattle are pretty cool too!!! Guess you can tell I'm pretty jazzed about this kit and I hope you are too!!!

How Ridiculously Cute is this baby kit?!? I know of a few new or expecting Moms and Grandmoms who will have to have this kit! 
All items created at 300 ppi and saved in .png or .jpg formats. Some items resized for preview. Shadows for preview only except for slight shadows on clustered or layered elements/papers. All items quality checked by me for stray and missing pixels.

Kit Includes
20 assorted textured papers including solids and patterns.

45 elements - recolored items are counted as one element.
Long crochet piece
Scallop crochet border
Crochet bow
Yarn tied bow
Crochet bow corner
Crochet Flourish
3 Unique crochet flowers
Crochet flower in 6 colors
Crochet butterfly
Square crochet frame
Round crochet frame
Pink flower frame with heart
Blue square frame with star
White triple frame
4 tags
2 journal pieces
Baby Oil
Baby Powder
Teething ring
Candy Pacifier
Candy bow in 6 colors
Pink stroller with hearts
Blue stroller with stars
Diaper Cake
White diaper pin
Blue diaper pin with star
Pink diaper pin with heart
Girl onesie
Boy onesie
Baby Girl in 4 skin tones
Baby Boy in 4 skin tones
Upside down baby boy
Upside down baby girl
Stork brad in pink and blue
Baby face flower brad in pink and blue
Baby boy star
Baby girl heart

Price $5.00
On sale now thru the end of the month for 35% off exclusively at Ivy Scraps.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Progressive Scrap Starting TODAY

I am so thrilled to be hosting my very first Progressive Scrap for the Birthday Celebration at Ivy Scraps.
It starts today and runs for 7 days till Friday the 12th. Check out Day One instructions and download HERE

We are using our October 2010 Mega kit Masked Elegance and the winner will get a coupon for the whole mega!!!! So very cool!!!

You can join in at any time in the next few days but the sooner the better lol!!! We've been having such a blast celebrating our first birthday.......our forum and gallery are just rocking and rolling!!! Please come join us.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nov 2010 Color Challenge At Ivy Scraps

The color challenge is up and going at Ivy Scraps. Pop in and check it  and all the fun birthday festivities going on this month!!!! Hope to see you there.

Color Palette

And this Awesomely Cute (I almost didn't want to give it away LOL!!!) Cinnamon Sticks Mini is free for participating.

 You can find this month's Color Challenge HERE

AND the extra special super fantastic Birthday Forum is HERE 
Daily Downloads, Scavenger Hunt, Post The Most, Dress Your Avatar, Progressive Scrap, Bingo, Birthday Cards, Speedscrap and Heritage Chats!!!!!!!!!!! Whew!!! How's that for a month of FUN!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ivy Scraps Birthday Celebration

Ivy Scraps is celebrating our first birthday!! We have lots of fun events and gifts planned, as well as some wonderful sales. It is our birthday, but you will get all the gifts. Mark your calendars and plan to join us in our celebration!! Starting on November 1st join us in the forum in the special section marked "Special Birthday Events & Fun".
This is a peek at what you will find there..........

We are having a birthday and you get the presents!! You are going to love the wonderful things in the kits that make up this months download a day files! Use them for some of the challenges and earn extra rewards. Have fun everyone!

Join Carmen and Denise for a scavenger hunt.

Join Des for a challenge to see just who can post the most around Ivy Scraps.

Join Gloria for a challenge to dress up your avatar.

Join Des for a progressive scrap. Seven days of scrappin fun using the fabulous Masked Elegance Mega kit by the Ivy Scraps Design Team.

Join Carmen for a special game of Birthday Bingo!

Join Jan and Gloria for a birthday card challenge.

Join the Ivy Scraps team for a heritage chat.
And these are just the Special Events......there will still be all the usual fun challenges including my Color Challenge WoooooHooooooo! What a celebration! Prizes, Freebies, Challenges, Scrappin = FUN!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Raindrops On Roses Mini Kit

This mini was made for the Oct 2010 Color Challenge at DSS hosted by Monika Designs. It includes 6 papers and 12 elements. As soon as I saw the color palette I thought of roses. My grandparents used to play that old song while we traveled and that was the inspiration for the name Raindrops On Roses. Hope you enjoy!!!

Available at Ivy Scraps

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Freebies - 2 QP's & 2 Cluster Frames

Here are a couple freebies using my Everyday News Kit. Hope you can find use for them :>

Download HERE

And two cluster frames

Download HERE

Friday, October 8, 2010

Everyday News Full Scrapkit at Ivy Scraps

A perfect kit for those everyday "newsworthy" photos. Newspaper print
and a pretty blue accent color make this a very versatile kit.It has a
little bit of everything that scrappers need. The little newsboy and the
bird were sketched by my husband and were my inspiration for this kit.
Includes a tip for using decorated/colored clipping masks.
All items created at 300 ppi and saved in .png or .jpg formats.
Some items resized for preview. Shadows for preview only except
for slight shadows on clustered or layered elements/papers.
All items quality checked by me for stray and missing pixels.

20 papers including solids, newspaper and crossword patterns, a blue
floral pattern, lined notebook paper and various brushed and blended
42 elements including
6 Frames:
Newspaper Edges Frame
Floral Pattern Frame w/wrap
Double newspaper print frame
Crossword Pattern frame
Oval Metal Frame
Tear Frame
1 Flower cluster
2 Layered Flowers
2 Brads
1 Backwards Staple
1 Group of 3 Staples
1 Binder Clip w/ Flowers
2 Ribbons
1 Rubber Band Border
1 Round Rubber Band
3 Bows
2 Decorated Scraps
2 Journal Pieces
1 Torn Page
1 Folded Border
1 Round Tag w/ Staple
2 Plain Tags
2 Decorated Hanging Tags
Antique Mailbox
Newspaper Rolled in Ring
Newspaper Stack
2 Photo Clipping Masks
1 Ink Splat
Newspaper Curled Strip
Paper Hat

I actually pulled one of my first kits, News Flash, to re-do the papers and ended up re-doing almost all the elements as well. So I decided it's fresh new look needed a new name. I got so into the whole re-do, refresh and revamp thing......I re-did my blinkie, blog, logo and product packaging. Hope you like the new look!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Black Label Classics-Beautiful Moment

This is a beautiful kit and so easy to work with. I love when I open a kit and possibilites just pop in my head! There were soooo many pretty things to use, I know this will be a "go to" kit for many future pages!
BLC Beautiful Moment by SKrapper Digitals is available HERE

Mommy's Fingers

G Is For

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bingo AT Ivy Scraps

Come join us in the BINGO fun at Ivy Scraps HERE
Get your words pm'd to logicgrandma by 10/6/10

New Blog Design

Going for a new look! It's my birthday next month and I just am in the mood for a change. Trying for something clean, simple and fresh looking. Working on new product packaging and a new blinkie as well. Hope you enjoy the change! And really hope I don't change my mind 200 times in the next few days!?! LOL!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October 2010 Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps

Hope you'll come and join us in this months color challenge at Ivy Scraps HERE

Here is the palette

And here is the free mini for participating in the challenge

After the warm lucious fall colors last month, I was looking for a lighter, simpler palette. I was inspired by my little grandson Lucas. Last year when he was two, he insisted his Halloween be "Not Scary". I'm hoping the lighter colors and happy ghosts achieved that.
The challenge is to use only the colors in the palette for your layout or mini OR use the pale orange and green with whatever colors you desire. I love choices LOL!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Artistic Heritage Collection - Seaside

This is such a gorgeous kit! It is so wonderful for any type of beach photos. The papers are beautiful and artsy and so many fabulous elements to play with. Here are two layous done with this kit by SKrapper Digitals.
La Jolla Shores Picnic

Seal Beach Rocks
 This wonderfully beach kit is available at theStudio HERE

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Finally Fall Mini Kit

Here is my contribution to the color challenge at theStudio. Hosted by Monika Designs, it is one of my favoritest challenges. Wasn't sure I'd have time this month but I didn't want to mess up my streak. This makes 6 months in a row of participating in this challenge. It has been such fabulous practice and I love working with Monika's color palettes. I am so glad it is finally fall and starting to cool off a little here in the desert. So that was my inspiration for this mini page kit Finally Fall

Available at Ivy Scraps

****Coupon***** Fall Fun

A coupon good for 35% all my products from 9/16 thru 9/30 2010. Use the code FallFun during checkout at either of my stores. Ivy Scraps or Secret City Treasures

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Layout for my Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps

I knew I had the perfect pictures for my Falling Leaves Mini (free at the color challenge HERE).

Mom's Sweet Gessy Bug

And still going on at Ivy Scraps are the Countdown To Fall daily freebies!!!!
Check it out HERE
Already 11 fabulous downloads from Old Lady Designs, Wait For The Moment Designs, Designs by Gloria ValVerde, Kitten Scraps and Me-DigiDesDesigns. All you have to do is register in the forum and we're only 1/2 thru the Countdown YaY!!! These daily downloads are also available on the Ivy Scraps Blog. We sure would love to see some gorgeous new pages in our gallery made with these fun freebies :> 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Desert Sunrise Mega Kit ****Designed For Me*****

I am so very excited and honored that my dear sweet designer Sherah of SKrapper Digitals has designed a mega kit just for me! And it turned out better than I could ever have imagined. Sherah is such a fabulous designer and this kit definitely shows off her talent!! Check this out:

This mega kit was created especially for my CT member and friend, Des.

(DigiDes Designs) And I've got to say it was ALOT of fun to create! Being from the
the East Coast, I didn't personally have alot of experience with the West, so I relied alot
on my Des and Jo for inspiration and help to 'get it right' I think you'll agree that it's a great
kit to scrapbook your adventures to the Grand Canyon, Wild West, and all sorts of
heritage or masculine layouts! With 21 papers and 93 elements you'll be sure to find plenty in
this versatile kit to meet your scrapping needs!

And here's what Des has to say about this kit:
"Although I’ve lived in a lot of different places, the desert southwest will
always be home.I grew up here, got married here and have been back for about 4 years now.
I have to admit that I sometimes find it hard to scrap some of my photos with the
wonderful kits I have -most of those flowers just don’t grow here!!
So I was pretty excited to be able to share the beautiful colors and textures
of the southwest as inspiration for this awesome kit.
It is colorful, beautiful, and unique and I couldn’t be more thrilled!!! I can’t wait to see some
gorgeous heritage and vacation pages made with this kit. And of course the pages from fellow desert rats like me!

Desert Sunset Mega Available Here

And here are a couple layouts I just finished......I'm sure there will be more to come lol! I LOVE the kit!!!

Sunrise Rainbow

Lucas On The Rock

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 2010 Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps

This months color challenge is now up, check it out HERE

This is the palette
And here is the Free Mini for participating.

Sure hope you find a spare moment or two this month to come play!!!

Countdown To Fall **22 Days Of Freebies**

You really don't want to miss out on this!!!!!!!

There are 22 days in September before Fall officially begins here in the US. To Celebrate this change in the seasons Ivy Scraps Designers are bringing you a Daily Download. 22 days of freebies from our wonderful designers. Check it out HERE

You MUST register in the forum in order to download any of the daily downloads, Thank you.

Watch the challenges for information given by the hosts for an extra special part of the challenge. We will be asking you to use parts of the daily download in your challenge. This little addition will earn you an extra "leaf toward your shopping spree.

All the designers at Ivy Scraps would like to thank you for your Patronage.

DigiDesDesigns, DesignsByGloriaValVerde, Kitten Scraps, LightningBug Creations, Waite for the Moments Designs, OldLady Designs and our wonderful site owner Meegan, The Quilted Pixel.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Layouts With My New Kit SW Morning

Chief Falling Rock
This page was done for the All Out Of Shape Challenge at Ivy Scraps hosted by Jordan of Old Lady Designs. Make sure to check out the fun challenges at Ivy Scraps.

White Cloud

I had as much fun making these pages as I did making the kit LOL!!!! So much my style. These are done with SW Morning available now for 50% off at Ivy Scraps and Secret City Treasures till the end of August.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Layous with Eclectic by SKrapper Digitals/Trish F Designs

I had such fun today making these layouts with this fun and pretty kit. It's available now for just $1.99
HERE Such a good deal!!!!

Crazy Hair Day

Too Tiny For School

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Kit - SW Morning Only $2

Now available at Ivy Scraps and Secret City Treasures for 50% till the end of the month!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Layouts Done With The Fabulous Camping Collab

I have sooooo many camping pics to scrap LOL! So I was really excited to see this awesome Camping Collab by Skrapper Digitals, LightningBug Creations and Shelly Marie Scraps. This fun collab is available at theStudio HERE

Here are a couple layouts I made with the Camping Collab.

Bedtime For Lil Campers
These are my two youngest (for now lol!) grandkids. Lucas is two years younger than Aliyana but he is taller and bigger and they are sooooooo cute together. She's so tiny and dark and he is big and blonde. He adores her and calls her his "Ana". She loves it!!! They love that they get to sleep in the RV with Gma & Gpa while the rest are out in tents. Lucky little ones heehee!

Smores And More
These pics are from a trip to one of our favorite camping places in the Anza Borrego Desert. This is hard core dry camping where you can't see anyone around for miles and miles. We try to make it out every spring to see the gorgeous wildflowers. This was Lucas's first time eating S'mores. He had to have his cousins and Mom show him the ropes. We all had a great time. I LOVE camping!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mini Kit Lilac Lace

Here is my effort for this months Color Challenge at theStudio hosted by Monika of Monika Designs. Hope you can make some pretty pages with it. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Layout With I Love School Mini

Here is a page I did for the color challenge I'm hosting at Ivy Scraps. This is done with my I Love School mini which is a freebie (see post below)!!!!!

I Hope You Love School

August 2010 Color Challenge at IVY SCRAPS

I am very excited to be hosting my first ever challenge. So come check out this months Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps HERE

This is the free mini I'm offering for my first challenge:

Now Available at Ivy Scraps and Secret City Treasures

Sunday, August 1, 2010


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