Monday, January 28, 2013

Speed Scrap today with Build a Memory at Stuff to Scrap!

Build a Memory is a hosting a speed scrap this morning.  Come on over to STS and join the fun!

The prize for finishing and posting on time is my her Template pack.

God bless and happy scrapping!

Manic Monday with Meagan's Creations

Morning everybody!  (Or good afternoon, evening, night - where ever you are!) Yep, it's another Monday which means that Meagan's got another fabulous kit for HALF OFF!
Today's little bit of awesomesauce is Meagan's Steampunk kit.  Full of funky bits & pieces, this kit is sure to be perfect just about anything you want to scrap!  You guessed it, the image is linked!
Ohh, and have you seen this thread over at ScrapMatters?  You have a chance to win Meagan's new release!!
Sweet, right?  Don't you just <3 it?  I know I do.  Ohhhh right, I did say there was a freebie, didn't I?
Here ya go.  :)  
Download here.  Please send all your friends here for their own copy.  Remember, the freebie is only available for 1 week.
How fun is this bragbook page?  And don't forget, Steampunk is available today only for 50% off!!  Thanks for spending some time with us today. God bless! 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Designer Darling Competition at Stuff to Scrap!

It’s that time of year again for the Designer Darling Competition! Are you an aspiring designer – do you want to challenge yourself and learn more about designing? Do you want to earn a spot on the Stuff to Scrap team? Click on the flyer below to find out more information and sign up before Monday, February 4th.

Happy scrapping and God bless! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

2013: Achieve

I'm a little late in the year, I guess, but I thought I'd share my 2013 word. Each year I (and many other people) choose a word that expresses the things that you want to do and improve on for the next year. 

I have a few goals this year, some of which have already taken a hit or two. I know, but it's hard to make those changes so quickly. Here are some of my goals:

1. P365 Photo challenge - I want to take a photo every day. At least one photo of each of my boys showing everything from the ordinary everyday things to the extraordinary things that they do that amaze me. I've already not done this, but I will try harder and get better.

2. P52 Layout challenge - I want to scrap at least one layout a week. And yes, I've also suffered there. 

3. Project Organization - Hahahahaha ... yeah, but I'm going to try. Not just my home, but my life. I'm going to try to be on time for things (or even early!). I want to have plans and peace about things that are going on. 

4. Blogging - I want to blog more, share more, and interact more. Eventually I'll have a plan in place, maybe a schedule, but who knows. I want to get my own domain this year where I'll have lots more space and things that I can do. I hope to then set up a family blog and keep this blog or at least post more about our lives. This is probably more long term than the others (well, except organization, but really, we're all just going to see about that one, right?), but it's still a quantifiable goal.

5. Project Faith - This may be one of the biggest ones. I want to be more open about my Christianity. I am a Christian, Southern Baptist actually. Not the crazy, funeral protesting, Baptists, but real down to earth, God loves you and we do, too, Southern Baptist. I actually lead (ugh, I can't believe they made me admit that I'm the "leader") a Young Adult Bible Study on Wednesday Nights. I'm horrible about preparing for class and often just wing it. I want to get way better at that, trying to keep up with the daily reading and prayer. I want to be a better leader, a better witness, and better mother, wife, and friend, and a better Christian all around. This may be the hardest, but I am going to try. 

To encompass all of that and more, but not making it so that a slip up here or there equals failure, I tried to choose my word very carefully and this is what I came up with: Achieve. I even scrapped it. 

Products used:
Get the Point? by Meagan's Creations
Flower Basics by Meagan's Creations
Essentials: Primary by Stolen Moments by Stolen Moments
Run.Laugh.Play {solids} by Stolen Moments by Stolen Moments
Run.Laugh.Play {patterns} by Stolen Moments
Run.Laugh.Play {filler cards) by Stolen Moments
Numerology by Stolen Moments
Document This: Essentials by Litabells 
Stitches by Traci Reed Designs
Glitters made by me, Manda Lane Scraps, for use on this layout.
Achieve - [uh-cheev]; Verb; to bring to a successful conclusion; reach a goal

Note: Achieve means "to bring to a successful conclusion" while accomplish means "to preform fully;" the completion of achievement is more comprehensive. 

I did think about accomplish a bit in the beginning until I saw that note in the definition of achieve. I think achieve is more what I want to do. I don't want to just slog through it and finish, I want to do it and be in every part of it, happy and feeling alive because I am doing it - whatever that might be this year. 

Do you have a word this year? Have you scrapped it? I actually cropped down just the "achieve" cluster and the background to my Facebook Timeline Cover to remind me each time I see that. I'd love to hear about yours or see it! Maybe we can get through this together this year, huh? 

Until next time! Happy scrapping and God bless! 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

We Are Memory Keepers: Our Buttons

Hey everyone! I hope your new year is shaping up to be a great one! To start things off I'm excited to share that I've teamed up with the awesome Adriana's Cafe in a year long collab of sorts. Different designers are all coming together to share the We Are Memory Keepers series. Each month Adriana and a different designer will each create a full sized kit (my month is later) and then I will make glitters and word art sets and the very talented Amanda of AKDesigns will create matching template sets.

For January the focus was Our Buttons, showcasing all the wonderful things you can do with buttons. Check out the beautiful kits that Scraps N Pieces and Adriana's Cafe created this month:

Available at Stuff to Scrap and Scraps N Pieces

Available at Scraps N Pieces

Here are the wonderful templates by AKDesigns:

Available at Scraps N Pieces

And last, but not least, here are my glitters and word art sets:

Available at Stuff to Scrap

Available at Stuff to Scrap

Thanks for reading and happy scrapping! God bless!

January at Stuff to Scrap

Hey everyone! Can you believe that it's January already? Wow, where did this past year go? Hopefully you were able to document many, many layouts last year and are all ready to start documenting this year's events. Make sure you check out January's new challenges and speed scrap schedule for great inspiration to get you scrapping in the new year.

Looking for some new goodies to help with all of that scrapping this year? The designers at Stuff to Scrap are ready to help you with that! In fact we're kicking off the new year with a End of the Year sale that lasts through January 3rd! Our whole store is 40% off, so make sure to head on over and get yourself some goodies.

Now to show you some of those goodies we've got for you, huh? First off, let's check out the January designer Mega Collab, Feel the Chill. This beautiful, softly colored mega kit is perfect for all those pictures building snowmen, having snowball fights, and making snow angels. It's also versatile enough for everyday pictures, too. Packed with 2 full alphas, 81 elements, 38 papers, 5 glitter sheets, and 2 12x12 templates, Feel The Chill is the perfect addition to your digital scrapbooking stash! Check out the previews (all linked to the store):



And check out the quick page set made by our fabulous designers. These 20 amazing quick pages will help you scrap those memories in a snap!

Looking for more goodies? Make sure to check out the beautiful Build-A-Kit pieces this month. Instead of a single theme this month, the designers went with monotone kits. Each designer picked their own colors and made a beautiful kit. With all the variety, there's something for everyone in this month's BAK selection! 

Don't forget about our monthly designer Commercial Use Grab Bag, I've Been Framed! Yep, you guessed it - this month the theme is frames. Not a designer? No problem! This is a great way to add some fabulous frames to your stash whether you are a designer or not. This set includes extracted frames, ready-to-use frames (some with shadows), layered frame templates, and more! 

And make sure to grab the November Mega Collab, Autumn Smiles and the matching Autumn Smiles Quick Pages, and the November Commercial Use Grab Bag, Text me, before they're gone next month! 


Also, make sure to check out the fantastic January Road Trip, Cocoa and Coffee. Designers and forum users alike have come together to make an amazing road trip for you to follow. Make sure to check the Stuff to Scrap blog for a full list of participants. 

Thanks for reading and we hope that you have a wonderful start to this new year! God bless!

MAK, Guest Spot, and more from Meagan's Creations

Happy New Year!!!  Happy January! Can you believe it's 2013? I sure can't! Meagan's Creations has a ton of new things to start your year off right! First off I want to tell you about the Mix A Kit at ScrapMatters.

Are you planning on doing calendars for 2013?  Do you need the whole calendar?  Meagan made these fabulous 8x10 calendar templates!  These calendars are 8x10 for the top and 8x10 for the bottom so they can be bound together.

(as always, the images are linked to the store)

She also made a set of 12 pngs about 4.75" by 3.5" of the 12 months for 2013. Great for making an all-in-one calendar or small printables. Easily recolor to your tastes!  Cute, right?

Sh3 also has a set of flowers in the January MAK color swatch that provides for all your year-round flower needs!  A varied assortment of rolled flowers, accordion flowers, paper flowers, silk flowers and lace yo-yo flowers, there's something for every taste in this pack!  Surely to become a go-to in your stash!

Lastly in the MAK products, there's a set of 7 different arrows in various colors of the January MAK swatch and then 1 pointer finger element.  Arrows are so fun for telling your stories!  Point to what's important in a photo or have fun making lists! A great pack for all your needs throughout the whole year!  Again, sure to become a go-to!

Remember, these wonderful MAK goodies are 25% off for 1 week only!!

I know at this point I usually share pages done by the amazingly talented team....buuut *drum roll please*
Meagan's Creations is guesting at Scrap Take Out for January!!!!!
You've got to check out the super versatile kit she has (and is planning to add to in order to build into a bundle!!) that's exclusive to Scrap Take Out!

 (again, all images are linked)

The sweet word art:


And a quickpage album:

And all on sale for 20% off until Sunday night!

Now for the simply amazing pages from the team.  I tell ya, these ladies are knocking me out with their awesome talent.  

First up we have the MAK pages.  These were made using multiple packs of Mix A Kit goodness from multiple designers


Now here's goodness made with Bliss, exclusively at Scrap Take Out



WHEW, that was a massive post!  But there's lots of fun stuff going on!  Thanks for spending some of your day with us!  See ya next time! God Bless!