Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Layout Of The Week at Ivy Scraps

I am so proud and happy that my layout won LOTW Week 4 September 2011 at Ivy Scraps. I knew I had to scrap this photo as soon as I saw it. I wanted to share it with my daughters but of course, I am totally unable to post just a normal pic......it has to be scrapped!!!! LOL!!! This is a copy of a photo of my husbands' maternal grandmother. My girls are lucky I didn't know her name when they were born. They would've surely been named Addie and Octavia. Just totally love those old fashioned names. The kit I used is the August 2011 Mega - My Fair Lady by the Ivy Scraps Collabs Team. The absolutely perfect kit for heritage pages.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ivy Scraps Facebook Fan Exclusive Freebie

Check out the gorgeous October Facebook Fan Exclusive Gift available HERE. It was created by Scraps by Donna W and is called Marigold. Thanks Donna!!!!!!!

Become a fan by "liking" our page, or if you are already a fan.......you will get a coupon code for 100% off this kit at the Ivy Scraps Store

Friday, September 30, 2011

October Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps

The October 2011 Color Challenge is up at Ivy Scraps. This is the color palette for this month:

Here is the mini kit gift I created for Registered Members of Ivy Scraps. It is called Harvest Moon:

You can find this month's Color Challenge in the forum HERE. You do have to be a Registered Member to access the board. Hope to see you all there!!!! Thanks!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Color Challenge QP by LilyBelle

I've been in a bit of a slump lately......and my new part time job is being more like a full time job?!? It is taking up way too much of my scrapping time LOL!!! The Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps has really been hopping this month. Many beautiful layouts and mini kits have been posted. And the wonderfully talented LilyBelle has made this beautiful Quick Page from my Summer Woods Mini. The mini  kits and the Quick Page are available to Ivy Scraps Members in the September Color Challenge thread HERE.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New FB Fan Exclusive Freebie

This month's gift is sponsored by Jessica's Sweet Nothings.

Find us on Facebook HERE
Click the "Exclusive" tab to get the coupon code.

September 2011 Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps

Bet you all didn't see this coming........LOL!!! I think moving to the Woods is having a very strong influence on my designs. Just like my designs had a very distinct Southwest flavor when I lived in the desert, I think my designs are going to take a distinct turn towards the Woods!! I can't help but be inspired by all the beauty of Mother Nature that is around me. These colors and the mini kit I made were just itching to be shared. Here are the colors I chose for this month's challenge.

Here is the mini I created as a gift for those who participate in the challenge.

You have to register at Ivy Scraps Forum and have your membership activated by an administrator to be able to view the forum threads and participate in the challenges. Members can find the Color Challenge HERE. Everyone can check out the Color Challenge Gallery HERE. Hope to see you there!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

For All Us Pet Lovers

I've been so crazy busy this month, but had to take a sec to share this very special layout by our dear Ivy Scraps Member ~ Bernie aka Bernadette1 in our forum. She wrote the poem and I'm just so very impressed I wanted to highlight her special talent!!!

Every once in a while I get in the mood to write a little verse, so I did this one back awhile ago, and thought that I would post it. I love animals and hate to see them abused and not taken care of.
Paper and elements--Treasured Memories by LilyBelle
My edging
Font--Baskerville Old Face, Ar Julian

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Helping Hands Charity Kit at Ivy Scraps

From spring through early summer of 2011, parts of the U.S. were
ravaged by unexpected and devastating weather. Fires, floods, tornados
and other disasters struck the country in the north, the south, the east
and the west. And Samaritan's Purse was there for communities in
Missouri, North Carolina and Alabama.

With your help, Ivy Scraps will be there with "Helping Hands" for
Samaritan's Purse! Fourteen designers, some established, some new, some
who sell, some who otherwise offer freebies only, contributed to this
colossal kit. Perhaps you'll recognize some of the design names:

Atria's Creations
December Daydreams
Designs by Gloria Val Verde
Designs by JMDT
Diane's Designs
DigiDes Designs
LightningBug Creations
LilyBelle design
Made from Scratch Mostly--LLG
Phoenyx Flower Creations
(The) Quilted Pixel
Scraps by DonnaW
Waite for the Moment Designs

In a palette that speaks of the best of spring and summer, the Ivy
Scraps Helping Hands Charity Kit, for Personal Use only, weighs in at
over 550 MB and contains 83 papers, 173 elements, 2 full alphas with
some special characters and punctuation. Digiscrappers, this is the kit
to have in your collection to scrap all those memories you've been
hanging onto.

100% of the proceeds from this collaboration will go to Samaritan's
Purse (www.samaritanspurse.org) in support of families and communities
nationwide, especially in hard-hit eastern NC, Tuscaloosa, AL and
Joplin, MO. Thank you so much for lending YOUR Helping Hands in this effort.

Click on image, Thanks!!!! 


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps

A little late but got it posted! Yay! I'm still catching up from our move to a different state and starting a new job. Whew!!!! I hate being behind LOL!!!
Here is this month color palette:

And here is the free gift for registered members who particpate in this month's Color Challenge:

Would love to see your layouts using the above gift or any kit that fits the color palette. Or you can create a mini kit to share in the Color Challenge Gallery at Ivy Scraps!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Quick Page Contest @ CSD

My dear friend and fellow designer at Ivy Scraps, Jessica's Sweet Nothings, has entered the Quick Page contest at Cool Scraps Digital this month. She has created the most gorgeous QP from the most beautiful kit "Happiness" by Pretty Ju Scrap Design. Isn't it awesome!!! If you agree, you need to go  HERE and leave her a comment. JSN makes the most beautiful clusters I've ever seen, we call her our dear Cluster Queen at Ivy Scraps. I would soooooo love to see her win this contest!!!!! So please, take just a sec and follow the link above to the CSD gallery and leave her some well deserved love, Thanks!

Uh Oh! Another one of my dear friends and fellow designers at Ivy Scraps has entered this contest too! So now, I'm pimping BOTH their pages!!! LOL!!!!!!! Here is another fabulous QP from Lightning Bug Creations. You can find it HERE.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cool Scraps Digital Blog Train July 15-Aug 15

Yay! I am sooooooo excited to be participating in this Blog Train. Lots of gorgeous goodies to be had!!!Here is my contribution - Summerlicious Mini Kit. In has 6 papers and 12 elements. Enjoy!!!

Sorry, this link expired 8-15-2011

Visit these amazing blogs and pick up all the matching
freebies, it is sure to make a gorgeous KIT. 
Don't forget to leave some love,
and hope you enjoy this train as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.



Amanda & Millie

Blue Cat





Connies Pages


Created by Jill



EMS Arts

Jean Ann


Brown Owl


Nydias Scraps

Paci Designs



Star Song


Friday, July 1, 2011

July 2011 Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps

I may have had waaaayyyyy too much fun with the colors I chose for this month's color challenge.
Check them out:

This is the mini kit I created as a Participation Gift for this month's challenge.

The challenge is to use the colors in the color palette to create a layout. The Partcicpation Gift may be used or any items in your scrapping stash. Ok to recolor items for your layout to match the color palette.

OR use the color palette provided to create a mini kit to share.
There is a PS .aco color swatch available for download in the challenge thread.
Hope to see you this month in the Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps HERE
You have to be a registered member to view the Color Challenge Forum.
You can find the Ivy Scraps Color Challenge Gallery HERE

Thursday, June 23, 2011

DigiDes Designs Sale at Ivy Scraps

Click on image to check out my store at Ivy Scraps, Thanks!!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Quick Page Contest Freebie

I entered a quick page contest at Cool Scraps Digital. FUN!!!!! We got to work this totally gorgeous kit Devout Memories by Kaklei Designs:

It is available for purchase HERE

This is the quick page I made for the contest. I hope you will comment HERE if you like it. Thanks!!

Download 8x8 Quick Page HERE
Download 12x12 Quick Page HERE

Sunday, June 12, 2011

**Freebie** Ivy Scraps Shapes Challenge

I used the FUN shape Gloria gave us this month to create a brushed paper, a flower brad and a frame. I used the colors from my Color Challenge this month so these will coordinate with my Special Day Mini and the other free mini kits shared in this month's Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps. You do have to be a registered member at Ivy Scraps to participate in the Color Challenge.

Download HERE

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ivy Scraps Dabbling Designers First Kits in Store

I am so excited and pleased at how well our Dabbling Designers are doing in the program. FUN!!!This is the first kit by Dabbler Mizfit Mania and it is available HERE for just $1.00

The second to pass QC and get put in the store is At The Beach created by Scraps by Donna W.
It is also available for just $1.00 HERE

It's so wonderful to see how they are growing their skills, expanding their creativity and how much fun they are having creating kits and learning about being a Digital Scrapbooking Products Designer. I was hoping to help them get their feet wet. Well, these two are wet up to their knees already and we still have weeks and weeks to go!!! LOL!!!!!! Yay Dabblers!!!!!!! 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Quick Page Contest Freebie

Carmen of Lightning Bug Creations is having a quick page contest at Ivy Scraps. We all used her kit Secret Meadow. It is available HERE.

This is the Quick Page I created with Secret Meadow. You can download it HERE

You can check out all the other Quick Pages created for the contest HERE

Charity Kit Sign Ups Open To All!!!

Ivy Scraps is hosting a charity kit for the 2011 US Tornado Victims.
Anyone may contribute to "Helping Hands" and all sales will be donated to Samaritan's Purse to be used for the families in the areas that have been hard hit with natural disasters.

If you want to join us, please post HERE. Previews should be posted here also.

Your contributions should be ready no later than June 30th. There is no required amount of papers/elements, etc.

Use this color palette:

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For non-Ivy-Scraps designers, if you'd like to add to the kit, pm Meegan or Jan a link to your kit from a sharing site, and we will make sure it gets added to the kit.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June 2011 Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps

I have been wanting to use the color Honeysuckle since the moment I saw it as Pantone's 2011 Color of the Year. June seems to be a great time for a color palette based on this color of pink. I really like how many directions this palette could've taken me. Of course it's very tropical, but it could also be elegant, vintage, shabby, whimsical or very girly. I hope you all are as inspired as I was by these gorgeous colors.

Here is this months color palette:

This is the gift you recieve for participating in the challenge: 

Hope to see you at Ivy Scraps June 2011 Color Challenge HERE