Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Erica's Lucky Dips

Here's a peek at the Exclusive Bonus Freebie.

These fun stamps are yours when you enter Week 3 of my Lucky Dips Challenge, Re-Phrase It - December 22 to December 28.

The Exclusive Bonus Challenge kit to use is Christmas Cheer.

These stamps will NOT be placed in the store because they are exclusive to this challenge only. 

They co-ordinate with this weeks Posting Bonus for Erica's Everyday Events.

Hope you can join me.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My sister's paintings...

I just had to share these precious paintings created by my very artistic sister Jill, who lives in France. She has just started to get back into painting and these are her first canvases for a number of years. I'm so proud of her and wanted to show them off here. A bit about the subject matter:

This is Jill's daughter-in-law Evi and Nicholas, her dear little grandson.

This is a painting of Katie, Jill's daughter and my dear niece, with her horse.

Thank you for looking.

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Products In Store Now

Look out for these new products that will be in the store this week.

New Kit Scarlet Ribbons - I just love that song and couldn't resist creating a Kit based on it.

The Step Outside Quick Click was given as a chat freebie awhile back but I forgot to put it in the store.

These Glitter and Gleam Corner Swirls where also a chat freebie but this set has 3 additional corner pieces.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Posts On Parade - December Featured Designer

I am Featured Designer for the month of December at Digital Scrapbook Place, I'd like to share with you some of the awesome layouts that are coming out of this challenge.

Please take a look at the Featured Designer Challenge for December and as always you'll find some of my lovely freebies (not in the shop yet) to be had if you decide to participate.

Thanks ladies for allowing me to publish these great layouts on my blog.

Leslie has the most diverse and stunning photos of her trip to Italy and this one just draws you in.

What a dreamy LO this is by Carolyn (AKA sammdc) and it certainly is AMAZING!

The photography in this beautiful LO by Dawn (AKA dawn-in-nz) is simply stunning as is the whole LO. 

What darling photos of this beautiful baby of Chellie's.

Such a gorgeous heritage page by Shannon (AKA Smatt644)

I love this layout by Katie (AKA Klamb1111), I love looking at all the little details.

This LO by Helene (AKA Victoria) just draws you in with the great background blending.

Erica's Everyday Events Challenge - December 6 to December 15

The kit to use for this week challenge is Very Berry Ice Kit. The challenge runs from Saturday December 6 until midnight Monday December 15. (This is an extended challenge)

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The challenge is really simple to follow, every week I’ll choose one of my kits to feature and if you create a layout with it and post to Erica’s Everyday Events gallery by midnight (DSP Time) on the nominated date, which is generally  a Friday, you’ll get a lovely free coordinating bonus just for posting – how easy is that!!  Posting Bonus preview – Aqua Ice Kit 

  

Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Product In Store - Very Berry Ice

Very Berry Ice Kit - Think berries and winter cream and this kit comes to mind. The backgrounds of pale creams with a touch of berry juice and lots and lots of shiny bling elements that add a bit of ice to this kit. You'll love the soft colours with elements that are sure to please so you have all the ingredients you need to create a wonderful layout.


Kit Includes:

    ~1 berry flakey background
    ~1 berry spotty background
    ~1 berry cream background
    ~1 berry stripey background
    ~1 flower
    ~1 bling border
    ~1 heart strings
    ~1 ribbon
    ~1 heart journal
    ~1 snowflake bling
    ~1 stitched frames
    ~1 single stitched frame

File Size: 18.7MB

New Product In Store - Notting Hill Kit

Notting Hill Kit - Have fun using this funky modern kit, with its clean reds, blues and white; use it over and over again for a variety of scrapping styles and themes. Perfect for boys or girls of all ages.
Kit Includes:

    ~1 ice weave background
    ~1 red lined background
    ~1 retro splat background
    ~1 squared off background
    ~1 journal note
    ~1 journal tags
    ~1 set girl/boy street sign
    ~1 photo clip
    ~1 ribbon
    ~1 splat border
    ~1 splat glitter
    ~1 window frame

File Size: 11.6MB

New Product in Store - Christmas Cheer Add On Pack

Christmas Cheer Add On Pack - More vintage papers with rich, deep textures, textures that resonate with a touch of nostalgia of Christmas's past. Big cream bow, angel tag and an aged silver border make this Add On to the Christmas Cheer Kit great for your Christmas theme or heritage layouts.
Kit Includes:

    ~1 santa's list background
    ~1 victorian wallpaper background
    ~1 victorian wallpaper 2 background,br> ~1 angel tag
    ~1 bow
    ~1 double frame
    ~1 snowflake trail
    ~1 silver border

File Size: 28.9MB

New Product In Store - Glitter Jingle Set 2

Cute set of 8 different Christmas glitter elements to add to your Christmas layouts and cards.

    ~8 x Christmas Glitter Jingles

File Size: 9.41

Chat Freebies in Store

Gingerbread Journals - Create a fun look to your layout with these Gingerbread Journal shapes! There's a Santa, little boy and girl and even a gingerbread shape for your cat and dog. Ideal for Christmas or any layout where you want to add a bit of whimsy.


~8 x gingerbread journal shapes


File Size: 10.5MB

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Posts on Parade - Erica's Everyday Events

The nominated kit for this week was Lake House, here are some of the beautiful layouts created using this kit.

Carolyn (AKA sammdc), has the most gorgeous daughters and you can be sure they are always scrapped to perfection. Like this stunning example here.

Don't you just want to hug little Ryan, he's such a cute little fella and so concerned for his brother riding this BIG horse. I love this layout by ManyFeathers.

Here MusicTeach shows us a great example of what you can do with photos of a speeding puppy that's not quite in frame. What a cute pooch he is too, this layout had me smiling as soon as I saw it.

What a great collection of photos Sheryl (AKA swatkins56) has taken with her cell phone no less, wish mine turned out like that! This is definitely a handy thing to have for those spur of the moment shots.

Sandy (AKA Sandygb) has some amazing nature photos and this one of the mountains near her retreat is no exception. Such beautiful Autumn tones that just draw you in to the serenity of the layout.

Thank you ladies for allowing me to publish your beautiful layouts on my blog.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Erica's Lucky Dips

Here's a peek at the Exclusive Bonus Freebie:

These floral overlays are yours when you enter week 4 of my Lucky Dips challenge (November 24 to November 30).

The Exclusive Bonus Challenge kit to use is Autumn Splendor if you don’t already have it you can purchase it by clicking the Autumn Splendor link.

These will NOT be in the store at any time because they're exclusive to this challenge only.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Chat Freebie - Friday November 28

Hope you can all join me for this fun chat and this lovely set of Gingerbread Journals is the freebie for this week and will be given to those who actively participate in the chat session. 

Where: DSP chat room
When: 8pm (EST) Next Chat Friday 28 November

Be sure to check out all the great layouts at Erica's Everyday Events EEE Gallery and you'll find the Current Challenge in the EEE Forum.

Current Challenge Lake House ends midnight Friday 28 November so there's still plenty of time to get those LO's in.

My Designer challenge is really simple to follow, every week I’ll choose one of my kits to feature and if you create a layout using the featured kit and post to Erica’s Everyday Events gallery by midnight (DSP Time), the next Friday after the chat session, you’ll get a lovely free bonus just for posting – how easy is that!!

Next challenge is Jingle All The Way and runs from November 29 to December 5.

Erica's Everyday Events Challenge - November 29 to December 5

The kit to use for this week challenge is Jingle All The Way  Kit. The challenge runs from Saturday November 29 until midnight Friday December 5.

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The crop is really simple to follow, every week I’ll choose one of my kits to feature and if you create a layout with it and post to Erica’s Everyday Events gallery by midnight (DSP Time) the next Friday following the chat session, you’ll get a lovely free coordinating bonus just for posting – how easy is that!!
Posting Bonus preview – So This Is Christmas

 

New products in store now - Jingle All The Way Kit

Do you believe in Santa Claus? Scrap with this fun and funky Jingle All The Way Kit and all the magic of Christmas will come to life. Soft and muted greens with a dash of bright red, blue and yellow with elements full of charm and whimsy. This kit is guaranteed to brighten up your winter and seasonal layouts or cards.
Kit Includes:

    ~1 frosty background
    ~1 full of stars background
    ~1 o christmas tree background
    ~1 starry night background
    ~1 funky bird
    ~1 curled ribbon
    ~1 doodles stamp frame
    ~1 north pole journal
    ~1 journal balls
    ~1 tree
    ~1 I believe WA
    ~1 star border

    File Size: 14.7MB

New products in store now - Clotted Cream

Clotted Cream is very unique to the West Country of England and is the ideal accompaniment to Devonshire Teas and can also be used as a replacement to butter. The rich creams and soft buttery yellows of the Clotted Cream Kit have a charm all their own add to this the soft blues of a Cornish sky in summer with elements that are sure to please and you have all the ingredients you need to create a wonderful layout.
Kit Includes:

    ~1 Cornish sky background
    ~1 cream damask background
    ~1 retro squares background
    ~1 stripped ticking background
    ~1 buttercup flower
    ~1 blue damask butterfly
    ~1 curly ribbon
    ~1 dandelion seeds
    ~1 loose stitching border
    ~1 panoramic frame
    ~1 tree
    ~1 triple tags

File Size: 29.1MB

New products in store now - Christmas Cheer Plopper

Christmas Cheer Plopper

Ploppers are especially useful when you are running short of time or have a temporary creative block. They are quick and easy to use and come together in a snap. The Christmas Cheer Plopper includes 2 space for photos, 1 journal tag and background area for your title or journaling, you can also add your own unique touches to make this layout truly yours.
This Plopper is based on the Christmas Cheer Kit, Christmas Cheer Add On Pack and Christmas In Julie Freebies and is only available in 12 x 12

    ~1 x plopper 12 x 12

File Size: 11.0MB

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Erica's Everyday Events Challenge - November 22 to November 28

The kit to use for this week challenge is Lake House Kit. The challenge runs from Saturday November 22 until midnight Friday November 28.

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The crop is really simple to follow, every week I’ll choose one of my kits to feature and if you create a layout with it and post to Erica’s Everyday Events gallery by midnight (DSP Time) the next Friday following the chat session, you’ll get a lovely free coordinating bonus just for posting – how easy is that!!
Posting Bonus preview – Notting Hill Kit

Posts on Parade - Erica's Everyday Events

The nominated kit for this week was Devonshire Teas, here are some of the beautiful layouts created using this kit.

What a stunning photo Carla has used, it really makes this layout stand out and it looks so cute just popped under the trellis. Such a beautiful child she is.

What an adorable little girl this is and the combined kits/elements has made this layout of gram2nic outstanding.

Here's a another super layout of a beautiful young lady by Sheryl (AKA swatkins56).

Thank you ladies for allowing me to publish these gorgeous layouts on my blog.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Product - Lake House Kit In Store Now

Lake House Kit

This light-hearted romantic kit is suitable for year round scrapping. The soft and shabby colours of light blues and apricots will fulfil all your scrapping needs. The unique and fun elements add to the versatility of this kit.
Kit Includes:

    ~1 branchlet background
    ~1 falling leaves background
    ~1 love letter background
    ~1 white circles background
    ~1 flower set
    ~1 heart set
    ~1 leaf mat
    ~1 mail box
    ~1 stamp frame
    ~1 stitched journals
    ~1 tree fall
    ~1 love WA

 

File Size: 18.6MB

Dirty Vanilla AOP - Posting Bonus Now In Store

Here I've added the colours of lime green and warm frothy chocolate to add to the charm of the Dirty Vanilla Kit. A bit more playful with the circle/bubble border and funky circle corner frame. More fun backgrounds and elements to add to your stash.
Kit Includes:

    ~1 circles and dots background
    ~1 swirling hearts background
    ~1 vanilla seeds background
    ~1 beaded trim
    ~1 circle border
    ~1 circles corner stamp
    ~1 jewelled pin
    ~1 tacking stitches

    File Size: 20.7MB

Monday, November 17, 2008

Posts On Parade - Erica's Lucky Dips

The challenge this week was to create a White Space layout, this was also an Exclusive Bonus Challenge and those layouts that used the nominated kit (Windermere) will receive a special exclusive bonus, never to be in the store. Scroll down to see this special Quick Click freebie.

webfrau (Julia) always has a great story to tell and this one is no exception, she also has a wealth of old photos which is a precious commodity to any scrap booker.  I love this photo and story, it shows Julia's true nature for getting into trouble (just kidding Julia) LOL.

I love this photo of Branden, Paula's (A.K.A. paulaoneil) great nephew, he has such a mischievous look and he sure liked that cake. This is a great example of a white space layout and so different, love the washing line effect and Paula always thinks outside the square with her layouts.

Jennifer  A.K.A. cj672005 has some lovely photos of her adorable little girls, don't you just love this layout, the WA and the heart tucked under the frame. A beautiful white space LO.

Sandygb has a wonderful style as this layout shows, I love this photo and the journaling is so lovely.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Erica's Everyday Events Challenge - November 15 to November 21

The kit to use for this week challenge is Devonshire Teas Kit. The challenge runs from Saturday November 15 until midnight Friday November 21.

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The crop is really simple to follow, every week I’ll choose one of my kits to feature and if you create a layout with it and post to Erica’s Everyday Events gallery by midnight (DSP Time) the next Friday following the chat session, you’ll get a lovely free coordinating bonus just for posting – how easy is that!!
Posting Bonus preview – Clotted Cream Kit

Posts On Parade - Erica's Everyday Events

The nominated kit this week was Badge Of Honor here are some of the wonderful layouts created using this kit.

Two great warriors from sandygb's family, both serving in WWII. I love the stars and stripes squares and the multiple poppies next to the sepia toned photo.

Here is a wonderful photo of Betsyfru's Father. This layout has such poignant journaling, please take a look.

This layout by MusicTeach is a great tribute to her Uncle Roger who was stationed in Alaska

Chellie used this kit to document the election and ultimate success of Barack Obama with her Anything Is Possible layout. What a momentous occasion that was and this layout is a fabulous reminder for future generations.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Chat Freebie - Friday November 14

Join us at this fun chat, we have an open discussion on just about anything so throw your hat in and join in the frivolity!! Discuss your favourite topics, whatever they are at Erica's Everyday Events (EEE) chat and this lovely Christmas Cheer Plopper will be given to those who actively participate in the chat session. 

Where: DSP chat room
When: 8pm (EST) Next Chat Friday 14 November

Be sure to check out all the great layouts at Erica's Everyday Events EEE Gallery and you'll find the Current Challenge in the EEE Forum.

Current Challenge Badge Of Honor ends midnight Friday 14 November so there's still plenty of time to get those LO's in.

My Designer challenge is really simple to follow, every week I’ll choose one of my kits to feature and if you create a layout using the featured kit and post to Erica’s Everyday Events gallery by midnight (DSP Time), the next Friday after the chat session, you’ll get a lovely free coordinating bonus Add On Pack just for posting – how easy is that!!

Next challenge is Devonshire Teas and runs from November 15 to November 21.