Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!!! Isn't this a wonderful time of year? I have to apologize for not releasing my usual freebies but I am pretty sure most of you have been just a busy with all the holiday fun! Today I will wrap some presents and I have to share with you this awesomely yummy (and inexpensive) holiday gift idea. A good friend of mine shared this blog with me so I have to pass it along to you. :) It's for making super easy homemade caramel. Click here for How I Pinch A Penny.

We finally got the kids pictures with Santa yesterday. Success! They didn't cry! We didn't get a smile out of either of them, but Santa took a 2 hour lunch while we were waiting in line so the kids were beyond tired.

We are leaving in a couple days to visit family in California for the holidays and I'll be back on January 4th to start designing new freebies for your downloading pleasure. :)

Happy holidays! See you next year!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pretty Scrappy Blog Train: Apples & Aprons

Toot toot! We have gone blog train crazy! It's time for the Apples & Aprons blog train! This time we are exchanging recipe cards for you to use to make your own recipe book! Click the previews to see more.

Congratulations to our contest winner is Lisa Morales! You will receive this amazing collab kit free for our recipe contest!

The aroma of mom's homemade apple pie drifts out of the kitchen door and captures your senses. Those memories last a lifetime, and we have put together this amazing collaboration so you can scrap those memories. Maybe you got to help stir the filling, or roll the dough. Maybe you're passing those traditions on to your family. Everyone has memories that center around the kitchen and the delectable fare that loving hands created. Apples and Aprons was lovingly made, just for you. Come on in and take a bite.

Kit includes
99 Papers
1 Alpha (Upper Lower Numbers and Symbols)
168 Elements
and 12 Recipe Cards

Elements Include
8 Bows and Wraps (1 Recolored)
32 Fasteners (2 Recolored) (19 are silver coins with different name/pictures of food on them)
22 Food Elements
21 Frames (5 Recolored)
15 Journaling Elements
28 Kitchen Elements
14 Ribbons (5 Recolored)
4 Wort Art
1 Branch
2 Flowers
1 Apple Tree
1 Lunch Box
3 Swirls (1 Recolored)
2 Flair
2 Aprons
1 Basket
2 Corkboard (1 Recolored)
1 Set Brackets
1 Memory Board
2 Stickers
1 Post it Note
3 Misc Elements

Warning: This is a very large kit with large file sizes.
You can get this whole kit for only $10 for a limited time. Oh and get this... You get a free 22 page quick page album from our "Changing Seasons" collab with any $10 purchase so you'll get it FREE with this order!

Check out this awesome Recipe Book you can pick up for $7.

Fresh bread baking, pies fresh from the oven, a hearty casserole on the table and family gathered round to enjoy. Create a keepsake of recipes and memories to share with family and friends.

A total of 21 Pages and 8 Extras. Pages are in 12 x 12 Jpeg format (2 in PNG)

Front and Back Cover
From the Kitchen of Page with and without words
6 Sets (2 Pages in each set) of matching Recipe Pages
5 Single Recipe Pages
1 Background
7 Elements not included in the kit.

And as if this isn't enough, we also have this amazing set of 8 commercial use layout templates in both PSD and PNG format. You can pick these up for only $5!

Here is my part. I included one blank recipe card and one with my favorite recipe! Every Thanksgiving and Christmas I make "Pumpkin Rolls" for my family. They are delicious and I always have requests for them. Trust me, this is one you have to try! Here's a tip... when you take it out of the oven, make sure to spread the mixture and roll it up quickly before it cools or else it can crack. Use lots of powdered sugar to keep it from sticking and ensure it unrolls without getting stuck to the wax paper. This recipe yields 16 servings (although it's really 8 if you serve larger slices) Here is a picture of the finished product. Yummy-licious!

Click the preview to download.

Here are the rest of the stops... Make sure to visit each stop for more Pretty Scrappy goodness.

BB's Blue Button
Brittney Ferguson Designs
Creations by Rachael
Designs by Angel
Designs by Mel
Dorothy's Creations
Heartprints by Design
Inspired Mommie Designs
Just Passin Thru
Late Night Scraps
Pretty Scrappy
Scrappy Shannon
Share Joy
Share Your Moments
Teri's Thing-O-My-Jigs
SandraK Designs

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Times Gone By Blog Train

A bunch of talented designers got together to make this wonderfully vintage kit for you all called "Times Gone By." Follow each blog to collect each part.

But first, check out this deal from Creations by Rachael! You can get 3 full-size kits for only $3, limited time only! Her stuff rox, you will not be disappointed. :)

Click the preview...

Here is my part of the kit. I can't wait to collect the other pieces myself! This one turned out great!

Click the preview to download.

Visit the next stop at sas-uk to collect the next part.

Friday, December 12, 2008

"Live" Distressed Chipboard Alpha & (late) Black Friday sale

It's Pretty Scrappy Black Friday!!! We were in the middle of a big server switch on Black Friday but you didn't think we would let you miss out on the huge savings from Pretty Scrappy did you? Our designers have tons of items for you to stock up on this weekend at
unbelievable prices! Check out our "Black Friday" special $1, $2, $3 and $4 categories and save all weekend long!

Plus, if you spend $10 you will receive the brand new 20 page quick page album (12x12) made from this month's "Changing Seasons" mega-collab kit!
Woo-hoo! I finally made up something special for you all and I hope it was worth the wait. It's a distressed alphabet including lowercase a-z plus symbols. It comes in individual png files and full sheet. The wonderfully talented Bannerwoman yet again allowed me to test out her newest Chipboard Photoshop Styles so I just KNEW I was going to make up an alpha set for you all with them! Here is a preview of Bannerwoman's PS Chipboard styles.You can find these and more here, here and here.

Click the preview above to snag this alpha while it lasts... Don't forget to shop around though! As per many requests I have uploaded all of my "Live, Laugh, Love" items into the store including all of the past brag book pages! Get them all now for 30-60% off! (I also have the new grab bags for Live Laugh Love only $2 each! Woo-hoo!

Monday, December 8, 2008

New Photoshop Styles from Bannerwoman

So as some of you know I have been testing products for Megadoodle Inspired, who I just LOVE! Well she hooked up the MDI Test Team with Bannerwoman for testing her produts and OMG I love her styles! For those of you that enjoy commercial use products and Photoshop styles, you have to check these out. I was lucky enough to test: PS Styles - Felts 1, 2, 3, 4, Darks, Pastels, and PS Style - Icy Fiber, PS Styles - Papers 1 & 2, and PS Style- Cork. Here are a couple previews of the awesome products I helped test for her.

You can pick them up at the following stores:




Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Love: ABC Brag Book "J"

My poor poor neglected blog. Oh how I miss thee. I just moved the store to a new server and we are working out the bugs at the moment. If you made a purchase recently, fear not. I am manually sending out links in the morning. :) I am sorry for the trouble. The store will be better than ever once we work out the kinks. Thanks for being patient.

Click the preview to download :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pretty Scrappy Blog Train: Changing Seasons

It's that time again! Time for another fun filled freebie fest! Follow the Pretty Scrappy blog train to all 24 stops to collect this huge set of 4x6 brag book pages created with our new Changing Seasons designer mega-collab kit! Look for the collab in the store in the next few days. The store is being moved to a new server and should be back up soon! Click here to keep checking back for the re-opening and catch some huge $1, $2 and $3 deals to celebrate with us!

Here is my 4x6 brag book page freebie. Click the image to download.

Don't forget to visit the other stops on this train to collect all the pages!

Allison http://on-allisons-time.blogspot.com/
Baby Yaks http://babyyaks.blogspot.com/
Brittney Ferguson Designs http://brittneycreations.blogspot.com/
Claudia http://cantinhodacindy.blogspot.com/
Creations By Rachael http://creationsbyrachael.blogspot.com/
Creative Apples http://creativeapples.wordpress.com/
Designs By Angel http://scrappingwithangel.blogspot.com
Designs By Mel http://designsbymel.blogspot.com
Dorothy's Creations http://dorothyscreationss.blogspot.com/
HeartPrints by Design http://heartprintsbykc.blogspot.com/
Inspired Mommie Designs http://inspiredmommiedesigns.blogspot.com/
Jaydensmama Designs http://jaydensmamadesigns.blogspot.com/
Just Passin Thru http://justpassinthru.wordpress.com/
Kenna's Designs http://kennasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Lime Scrapped http://limescrapped.blogspot.com/
Lynn http://themathematiciansassistant.com/
Mariscrap http://mariscrap.over-blog.com
Pretty Scrappy http://prettyscrappy.blogspot.com/ *you are here
Sarah http://iamsimplysarah.blogspot.com/
Share Joy http://scrappysolano.blogspot.com/
Share Your Moments http://shareyourmoments.typepad.com/
Teri's Thingomyjigs http://www.teristhingomyjigs.blogspot.com
Scrappy Shannon http://scrappyshannon.blogspot.com
Jessica http://jessicadixon.blogspot.com/