Sunday, July 31, 2011

Oh, Baby! New Releases for 7/31!

Today I'm releasing two kits all about babies! I have a TON of baby photos to scrap still, and I really love having a variety of baby kits for all of the photos and milestones. I also love journaling about my babies' firsts, milestones, check-ups, etc, so I created little journaling strips to go along with the kits! And I went a little unconventional with the girl kits and used purple rather than pink...because quite often I find myself wanting something other than pink baby kits when I'm scrapping my daughter's baby photos. :-)

Anyway...enough of my babbling! :-) Check out these kits and the journal and word art packs. All available at my shops (images are linked). I also have a girls' bundle with the kit and additional packs, as well as a boys' bundle--a little savings if you want the whole shabang. :-)


And, one of my creative team girls, Brandi, has created a quick page freebie for you all! Please visit her blog and snag it! :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Templates: Love 'Em or Hate 'Em?

Just recently I've found a love for templates. I haven't been digiscrapping all that long, especially compared to seasoned scrappers, but from the beginning I had an aversion to using templates. I'm not exactly sure why. It may have been because I felt like the resulting layout wasn't truly mine or that I was somehow stinting my creativity by using templates--maybe both. In spite of my feelings, I've used them a few times, whether for CT assignments or template challenges in forums, but just recently I bought a pack and used a couple of templates simply out of time constraints. Since I've started designing, I really haven't had much scrap time--something that I definitely need to find balance for because I still really love scrapping.

So just yesterday I was using these templates I'd purchased, and I discovered something wonderful. It's something that lots of people say--that templates are simply meant as a guide to help you construct your layout, but that concept finally sank in for me as I started with the template and slowly worked it into my own layout. The foundation was there, but with my added touches, it truly became my layout. I've also realized that having really amazing templates (used templates from  the very talented Sara aka Zinnias and Swallowtails and Marie H Designs) did wonders for my attitude toward them! I was so pleasantly surprised.

Any template lovers out there? Who are your favorite template designers? Any template haters? On the fence? Tell me what you think! :-)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Release!

I have a fun new release for you today that's 30% off at Misses BeeHaven! This whimsical kit is summery and doodley and full of fun. There's also a corresponding add-on and word art pack. And of course, you can get them bundled and save!

And here are few layouts created with it :)
By Audrey
By Brandi-who has a lovely freebie QP of this kit for you on her BLOG.
By Sarah

Friday, July 8, 2011

Speed Scrap 7/09!

I'm hosting a speed scrap at Misses BeeHaven tomorrow (9 pm EST)! 7 Instructions, 60 minutes, fun chat and a participation prize! Everyone who completes the speed scrap will get a $3.00 off coupon for In The Small Things! Head to the MBH forum to play!

Blog Hop and more Freebies!

So one of my very favorite designers, Pretty in Green, is celebrating her one year anniversary of designing! There are so many fun things in the celebration, including a blog hop and the awesome (and FREE) mini kit she's offering on her blog.

Here's my portion of the hop. Feel free to snag it and then continue on to catch the awesome freebies the other creative team members made for you! :-)

A set of six 6"x4" brag book pages created with Pretty in Green's Pet Shop Goldfish:

And a cluster frame created with Pretty in Green's Chilly Delight:

And be sure to check out all of the other wonderful goodies! :)

  Pretty in Green
  You're Here->Sarah I <-You're Here

Sunday, July 3, 2011

New Release! Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day to those of you who celebrate it! I love the 4th of July. It's my favorite holiday after Christmas. My family (and quite often extended family) always spend the day together. We go to a fun parade that the kids, of course, love. My uncle is on the fire department and can usually get the kiddos on one of the firetrucks in the parade. We have a big barbeque and then sit on the hillside just below the mountains to watch fireworks. It's magical and romantic, fun, and truly instills a sense of patriotism and pride in who we are and where we came from.

I was thinking of all of those things while creating this kit and bundle, trying to capture the feelings that I get on this hallmark holiday, but I also think it will work really well for everyday and summer layouts, too. All of the products below are available at both my Misses BeeHaven and Design in Digital stores. So now I'm going to overload you with kit previews and CT layouts! :)

Have a safe and happy (and fun) holiday weekend!

With Love,





Friday, July 1, 2011

Hop on Board the BeeHaven Birthday Blog Train! Freebie Mini Kit and Alpha!

Have you heard? Misses BeeHaven turns 2 this month! In honor of this birthday, there will be many fun challenges and activities in the forum throughout the month with lots of opportunities to win LOTS of freebies, coupons and goodies!So head over to the forums and be sure to check it all out! :)

We're kicking the month off with a fun blog train! And if you use the kits that you find on this blog train in a layout and post them at the MBH forum under the blog train challenge, you'll win a fabulous mega kit! So snag all the goodies and create with them and get another freebie!

Enough talking... here's my part :)

Here are the list of stops for this train :-)
You're Here-->In The Small Things <--You're Here :-)

Bee Haven Blog Train Misses BeeHaven