Friday, February 25, 2011

Rubba Dub Scrub @ 9th & Bloom

I have a great new kit out this week at 9th & Bloom, and treat of all treats - it's a collab!  I crossed paths with the uber-talented Re Kneipp during my guest gig at SBG, and as fate would have it, we're guesting simultaneously at 9th & Bloom this month, so we thought it would be fun to do a kit together.. And here you have it..
My little boy LOVES taking baths, and I have oodles and oodles of pictures to scrap, but no kit to scrap them with.. and while I didn't have time to play with it yet, this is the first photo I plan on using...

... haven't decided on color or black/white yet - but I think either would be fab with those fun colors.. no?  
Each of us also did a little add-on for you, as well..

And of course a bundle for extra savings.. 

All new releases at 9&B are 20% off thru Saturday - bundle excluded - so grab them at a discount while you can!
Until next time - happy scrapping!  :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spotlighting Tanya

Well, it has been a bit since we had a CT spotlight, so how about I introduce you to February's guest CTM?

{aka tanya.72}

Hi! I am Tanya (tanya.72). I am 27 years old and live in Southern Utah. I have been married to DH for 8 years and we have one son who is 3 years old. We love to do anything outside! We love camping, snowmobiling, and ANYTHING to do with horses!  I am currently finishing up my degree in Dental Hygiene and will be taking my board exams in the next month. So, right now my life pretty much consists of school and scrapping when I get a chance. I have currently found a love for photography and when I am done with school plan to work on perfecting my skills a little more. 

  1. How long have you been scrapping? About 2.5 years  Have you ever paper scrapped? Yes! When I was 8 I asked for scrapping supplies for my birthday and scrapped until I had my first child. When did you make the switch to digi and why? Right after I had my first child. I knew I wanted to scrap his life but I just couldn't find the time and had a hard time keeping him out of all of the mess. 
  2. What do you feel is your strongest scrapping skill? I have no clue ha ha! Maybe my ability to use every element in a kit on one LO (then again...not sure if this is a skill or an obsession) Your weakest? Simplicity. I really love the look of the simplistic LOs but have a really hard time achieving that look. 
  3. What advice would you give someone just starting out digi-scrapping? Head to the forums! There is so much to learn when going digi and sometimes it can be frustrating but there are so many nice and friendly people in the digi community that are more than willing to help. 
  4. Describe your scrapping "system"... What program do you use?  CS4 Where do you start first - photos, papers, elements, journaling? I always start with papers.   Do you always have something in mind when you start, or do you let your creativity guide you? I usually always have an idea before I start.  How long does it take you to complete a layout? Usually about 1.5-2 hrs. I am kind of a slow scrapper. 
  5. On average, how much time do you spend scrapping each week? I would say between 3-5 hours. 
  6. Describe your perfect scrapping environment - coffee? soda?  music?  snacks? A lot of times I scrap when everyone else is asleep so I have my Itunes playing quietly and usually a glass of ice water. If I scrap during the day I am more likely to snack! 
  7. What's your favorite thing to do BESIDES scrapping? Spend time with my boys! 
  8. What is one thing you would love to do, just so you could scrap it? Walk on the beach holding hands with my boys. 
  9. Who inspires you in the scrapping community?  Any person or site in particular that you look to for inspiration? Oh gosh...there are so many! I would say designers are probably my biggest inspiration. If I see a kit that I just LOVE then I will find a picture to scrap with. There are also so many scrappers out there that I love to drool over their work. I would say the SM CT team is so inspirational. I love all of the different "styles" this team has! 
  10. If you could have Amber create a kit just for you, what colors, theme, etc would it be and why? A Cowboy kit! I have so many horse/rodeo pictures that I need to scrap and can't find the kind of kit I want to scrap all of my pictures. A lot of the cowboy kits have an "Old West"  feel to them and are usually red and navy so they all look a lot the same. I would like a kit with some brighter colors and some fun patterned prints. For example: cowhide paper, big buckles and spurs and leather strips etc... 
First Layout
This was my first digi LO ever! There is not much to say about it besides...I hope I have improved ha ha! ;)

Favorite Layouts
I don't know why but I really like how this LO turned out. It came together really quick and easy and I just love that pic of my little boy!

I also love this LO. This is a picture I took of my son on his first day of preschool. I just love his little feet. The colors are also very fun an boyish. 

Using Stolen Moments Products 
I love the kit Lakeside that is a Stolen Moments and WM [Squared] Collab. The bright colors really make this LO!

Most Recent Layout 
The most recent LO I completed was actually a LO about me. When I went back through all of the LOs I completed in 2010 I was only in a few. I just felt like I would make a LO about me so when my kids look back they at least know what I looked like.

Doesn't Tanya do fabulous work?!  She has actually been guesting for since January and have enjoyed having her working with us.  To see more of her stunning work check out her BLOG and her GALLERY

Thursday, February 17, 2011

ScrapMatters CT Call!

Act fast, it's only open for a day - and trust me - this is one team you NEED to be on!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

TWO New Products!

I'm continuing the momentum with my guest spot at 9th & Bloom..
This week I have two great products out..
A fun and whimsical alpha that gives you both clean lines AND artistic flair - now that ain't half bad! Recolors in a snap, or use the masks that are included to clip your favorite papers to for an alpha that coordinates perfectly with any kit! Includes upper and lower cases as well as numbers and the symbols ! & ? 

Contains 4 12x12 layouts based on pages by none other than . . . yours truly..  :D  Templates come in PSD, TIFF and PNG formats.  These are also available at ScrapMatters if you prefer to do your shopping there.

I'm also releasing the first set of Yours Truly templates to 9th & Bloom this week..

I'll leave you with some CT layouts for a little inspiration...
by Andrea using Fill in the Blank and Capture a Memory

  by Jordan using Fill in the Blank and Capture a Memory

  Don't forget, all new releases on 20% off thru Saturday..  Enjoy and happy scrapping!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Heartbreaker at 9th & Bloom

I'm so excited to finally be getting back into the design groove lately.. and what better way to "make a comeback" than to do a guest spot, right?  So, for the next month, you'll be able to find some of my designs exclusively at 9th & Bloom!  Exciting, no?  Here's your first peek... 
My CT member Jordan requested this kit a few months ago {thanks for the long lead time}, and I'm so glad she did!  It's a bit different than what I normally do, but what mom of boys doesn't need a Valentine's kit that's not all pink and hearts and mushy love stuff?. And besides that, there's quite a lot of non-themed elements, as well, making this a great go-to kit for pages of your little heartbreaker any time of year!  

 The kit is 20% off Friday-Saturday, so grab it quick.. But  Wonder of my heart, you don't need to worry about purchasing, as you're the winner of my sneak peek contest!  Email me to receive your prize!

That's it for me this week, but I'll be back same time next week with another fun release..
Until then, happy scrapping!  :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sneak Peek & Win!

Here's a peek at what I have coming out tomorrow.. and at a guest store, no less!  Leave a comment with where you think I'll be, and I'll draw one random winner tomorrow evening..