Sunday, December 25, 2011

End-of-Year Sales!

Howdy! Just a quick post to let y'all know about some sales that are starting today!!! 

This Little Missy has her entire store on sale at 40% off today through Dec. 31!!

Everything in Designs by Snowlady's store is $2.00 or less!!! You can find her goodies HERE .

And Scrappin' Serenity is having a similar sale, with everything (excluding bundles) on sale for $2.00 or less through tomorrow, Dec. 26! You can find her store HERE .

Happy Scrapping!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Speed Scrap Alert! *FREEBIE LINK*

Hi there everyone! I wanted to let you know that This Little Missy will be hosting a Speed Scrap at STS tomorrow (Wednesday 12/21). Here's the scoop (preview linked to the forum):

 And the participation prize is a super-cute mini, called Cozy Winter:

If you can't make the Speed Scrap, you can still pick up the mini in her STS store for $1.99 (preview is linked)!

Lastly, it's $2 Tuesday!!! You can find Scrappin' Serenity's $2 kits, a special sale *today only*, and a *FREEBIE* on her blog .

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Designs by Snowlady sale and *freebies*

Good morning, scrappers! Just a quick post to let you know that Designs by Snowlady is having a huge sale. Through December 25, all of her kits are only $2!! What a great deal!! Here's a quick preview of just some of the kits you can pick up:

And that's just a small sample of the over 75 products available in her store for only $2 each (each of the previews above is linked to the Designs by Snowlady store)!

Also, she is having a Facebook Frenzy!!!! Go like Designs by Snowlady on Facebook . She's giving away freebies, gift certificates to her store, even entire kits! It's definitely worth it, so go check her out!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Girl, from Scrappin' Serenity *FREEBIE*

This week I had the opportunity to work with Scrappin' Serenity's kit, The Girl (remember last week I worked with The Boy!). It's a great girlie kit with lots of purples and pinks as well as some yellow, blue and green. The colors work great together. It includes an uppercase alpha and numbers and 45 elements including butterflies, dolls, purses, and some bling! VERY girlie! Here's a preview:

Here are a couple of layouts I did with the kit:

Awww...aren't they cutie pies?!?! If you want to get this great girl kit, you can find it in Scrappin' Serenity's STS store . And don't forget, she is having Fantastic Friday's every Friday through January 2012, and you can get this or any of her other kits for only $2!!!

And just because, I made you a freebie cluster frame using The Girl! Click the preview to go to the mediafire download. Thanks for reading...happy scrapping!

$2 Tuesday!! *and a FREEBIE*

Happy Tuesday everyone! That means it's $2 Tuesday at STS!!!

Scrappin' Serenity has two kits to help you scrap the season's photos, her newest release Up on the Rooftop and Faith, Hope, Love. Their coordinating quickpage sets are on sale for only $1.25 each, so you'll want to grab those too. You can find all of her $2 Tuesday deals in her STS store . And, I created a set of two cluster freebies using Up on the Rooftop for you! Christie is hosting them on her blog .

And This Little Missy has her Rewind-Kit-of-the-Month, White Christmas, in the bin this week! You can find it in her STS store .

Sorry to keep it so short. There will be another post sometime today featuring a kit from Scrappin' Serenity so check back for some eye candy and maybe a freebie!!! :)

Monday, December 12, 2011


So I totally spaced on this. I'm not participating in the hop, but if you want to score some major freebies, The Studio just started a great blog can find the details, her part, a Facebook FREEBIE add-on (!), and the entire blog roll on Scrappy Cocoa's blog !!

New Releases and *FREEBIES GALORE*!!!

Busy day today. One of these days I'll actually remember to schedule blog posts instead of trying to do them on release day. hahaha Anyway...enough about my shortcomings...let's get to it (and I'll warn you now, this is gonna be a LONG one, but oh so worth it, as it is packed with freebies!!!)

Designs by Snowlady has a great new kit that's perfect for scrapping all of the baking that we do in the winter months! But overall, it's a very versatile kit. I give you Gingerbread and Peppermints:

It just screams "BAKING" to me! LOL And because she loves her customers, Misty has a FREE coordinating alpha in the STS store for you:

She has been a busy, busy lady!! In addition to Gingerbread and Peppermints, she just released a brand new template pack! Say hello to Template Pack 2:

I love the versatility and ease of templates. I never used them before and now I rarely scrap without them. You NEED templates! LOL Like I said, Misty has been busy and she loves her customers, SO, if you go like her on Facebook, she has yet ANOTHER freebie for you!!! It's a super-cute card set made with Gingerbread and Peppermints!

Go like her, already!!! LOL Oh yeah, you can get the kit and the template pack on sale for only $2 through Dec. 25, 2011!! The previews above are all linked to the store!

Here are a couple of layouts I did. The first one uses Gingerbread and Peppermints and a template from Template Pack 2. The next one also uses Gingerbread and Peppermints (see, there's that versatility I was telling you about...not a thing to do with baking!) and a template from Recipe Card Set 2.

And the Designs by Snowlady CT has put together a set of 5x7 brag book pages for you to collect! Here's the list:


If the freebie links aren't up yet, be sure to check back! You can also find the list on the Designs by Snowlady blog .

Here is my freebie for you (click the preview to go to the mediafire download):

OK, now we're going to move on to Scrappin' Serenity! Her newest release is called Up on the Rooftop! In addition to scrapping your holiday pics, it's also great for winter pics! You can find all of the details and some awesome eye candy from this great kit on Scrappin' Serenity's blog ...psssst....there's also a coordinating FREEBIE for you there!!! AND if you go "LIKE" her on Facebook, she's got a really cute coordinating FREEBIE for you there, as well (look in the "Exclusive" tab on the left...the preview below is linked to her Facebook page)!!!!

I have heard through the grapevine that there will be some more freebies with this kit, as well! So stay tuned! I also wanted to remind you that Christie is the Featured Designer at STS this week, so there's gonna be lots of fun stuff (flier linked to forum):

OK, wow....I think that actually wraps it up! LOL Thanks so much for reading all the way through. I hope you enjoy all the goodies that the designers and CTs have put together for you. Don't forget to leave them some love if you download their really does make their day!!! :) Until next time, happy scrapping!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Fantastic Friday, Featured Designer and a *FREEBIE*

Wow, today's blog title was almost an alliteration! LOL Just a quick post today to remind you about Scrappin' Serenity's Fantastic Friday's where she puts her kits on sale for $2.00 on Fridays through January!!! (flier is linked to her store)

And I also wanted to let you know that Scrappin' Serenity is next week's *Featured Designer* at Stuff to Scrap! Yay!!! That means there will be games, sales, all kinds of fun's the scoop (flier linked to forum):

Remember, it all kicks off Sunday night (12/11) at 10 EST/9 CST/8 MST/7 PST!

AND, lastly, but not leastly, she has a FREEBIE on her blog !!!!

Like I said, short and sweet today. New releases coming next week so be sure to check back for all the details!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Boy

Today I want to show you a kit from Scrappin' Serenity that I had the opportunity to work with recently. It's called "The Boy" (come back next week to see info on the companion kit, "The Girl"). It's obviously boy-themed, which works well in my family as I'm outnumbered 3-to-1. LOL Anyway, here's a preview:

I love the somewhat monochromatic color scheme with the bright pops of blue and green! The doodly elements and alpha all add to the fun feel of the kit. Here's a closer look at the papers:

I liked this kit so much, that I used it (with Scrappin' Serenity's permission) to create the new Reigning Chaos Creations logo:

I also did a couple of layouts with it:

You too can pick up this kit at Scrappin' Serenity's store (the main preview above is linked). And don't forget, if you stop by any Friday in December or January, everything in her store is only $2!!!!. There's also a quickpage set that goes with the kit:

Remember to click back here next week for some eye candy from "The Boy"'s companion kit, "The Girl"!

New Releases and *FREEBIES*

Whew! It's been a crazy few days here and I haven't been home much! So today I'm playing catch-up!

Let's start with a new release from Scrappy Cocoa! She just released the next set in her Templation template set, called Los Tres (if your Spanish is rusty, that means "The Threes"). Each template has space to feature 3 photos. And if you need to adjust, just rotate the template, or completely flip it! That's the beauty of templates...their flexibility!! They come in .psd, .tiff, and .png formats and as always, are CU-friendly! Here's a preview of the template set:

Here's a layout I did with one of the templates:

You can pick up the template set at The Studio , Gingerscraps , or NDISB .

I also want to let you know about a new release from Scrappin' Serenity!! You can find the details and eye candy here on her blog . You'll definitely want to check it out, because there is a great FREEBIE add-on there!! More freebies will be coming soon that coordinate with the kit as well! And don't forget the awesome deals that you can get at her store on Fridays for the next 2's the scoop:

Happy Scrapping!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monthly Meal Plan *non-scrap*

So I recently completed a meal plan for 30 days and I've had a lot of friends ask me about it. I figured the easiest way to get the info out was via my blog, so I hope my scrap friends will excuse this non-scrap-related posting. LOL is a copy of my meal plan:

As you can see, it's not gourmet, or 5-star, or anything like that. BUT it's mostly good-for-you-food that can be easily prepared. As for how I managed to get enough food for this plan for the 4 of us for under $300...that's a bit more difficult. I spent some time going through the weekly grocery ads, then spent several hours putting this plan together with the ads, my coupon stash and online comparing prices. I then put together a final list, broken down by store. It took the better part of Friday morning. We went to Tom Thumb, Kroger, Aldi, Target and Costco to get everything on the list. Costco and Target were the two trips with the largest total cost, but I got almost as much at Aldi as I did at Target for about half the price! Aldi is my new best friend!! LOL The grand total for everything was $279.66. I will have to get milk once or twice during the month and we already had some things in the freezer (a turkey, 2 pork butts and hot dogs, for example). But I should also have a good "base" left over for next month (I have tons of pasta, beans and rice).

That's pretty much it! Yes it takes some work to put together, yes I'll have to cook and clean up, but I figure we probably used to spend double (easily!) per month at the grocery store. Regarding going out to eat...we LOVE LOVE LOVE to eat out, but for the most part it's not very healthy (at least the places we go, LOL) and if I figure we spend ~$35 each time we eat out, that gets me a tick under 8 days of dinners for the same cost as groceries for 30 days of dinners! No brainer!

If anyone has any questions, please just let me know! I'll be more than happy to answer them if I can!

$2 Tuesday and a *FREEBIE*

I hope everyone survived Black Friday/Cyber Monday! If you missed out on any of the designers' sales, today is your chance to still find some great deals on some goodies!

Scrappin' Serenity has two super cute family-oriented kits in the bin this week, Newbie and This Wonderful Life. The coordinating quickpage packs are also on sale:

And she also has a cute freebie that coordinates with Newbie (click the preview to go to her blog)

This Little Missy still has Plum Perfect in the bin. Remember, this is a Rewind Kit and will only be available at the $2 price today and tomorrow, so grab it now!!!

That's it for today, but LOTS of new stuff coming this weekend, so be sure to come back by and check it all out!!!! Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

You won't want to miss these sales!!! *and a FREEBIE*

So I've been looking over some of the designers' sale fliers for Black Friday/Cyber Monday and WOW!!! There's gonna be some fabulous deals, so let's get right to it!

Since she has a 10 hour drive ahead of her, Scrappin' Serenity has started her sale today! So from the time you read this, all the way through Nov. 29, you can get 50% OFF her kits!!!

And because she loves her customers so much, she also has some coupons for you to use to make a great deal even better!

Be sure to follow the directions/rules and no pushing or shoving! LOL Oh, and I also heard that she has a FREEBIE for you on HER BLOG , so go grab it!

Designs by Snowlady is sticking with more traditional Black Friday/Cyber Monday dates, and is giving you 60% OFF her kits!!!

And This Little Missy is giving you 50% OFF Nov 25-Nov 28!!!

Be sure to check the fliers for the effective dates, as not all designers are using the same dates. Some are also having "Door Buster" and Facebook deals as well! Here is a link to the STS store so you can check out all the designer's goodies!!! Happy shopping!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

$2 Tuesday *and a freebie*

Good morning everyone. Gonna keep it short and sweet today!

Designs by Snowlady has her Recipe Card templates, Sets 1 and 2 in the bin:

This Little Missy has Plum Perfect again as it is the November Rewind Kit...note that this will be the last few days to get the kit for $2...a new kit goes on Rewind on December 1!

And Scrappin' Serenity has Sweet November and a turkey day kit for you!

There's also a great coordinating freebie on her BLOG .

That's all for today, but you'll definitely want to stop by tomorrow for the scoop on Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales!!!!