Friday, May 29, 2009

Challenge 4/5 for NDIDDS - My Story!

So we are in the final weeks of the NDIDDS challenge at! I'm so excited about this . . . the final two challenges require me to create first a set of 20+ papers and then the final challenge (due next Thursday and available on Friday) is to create a set of 40+ elements and a full alphabet to go with the papers.

I'm learning so much DAILY by performing these challenges . . . I'm also learning about my own creative process and (grin) it feels backwards to me to create the theme before the papers and elements.

For this final combined challenge, I picked the title My Story because I want this kit to be a medium to telling the story of us as individual women . . . so often we get so absorbed in creating layouts focusing on those we love that we leave out our own story. When my dad died several years ago, it made me realize how valuable and precious MY STORY would be to my children and family one day after I'm gone. I found myself hanging on to every story and photo I have of my father and so desperately wish for more. Since then, I've made a point of scrapping more pages that detail who I am and what I feel, believe and dream about. WAIT - I don't want to hear you say . . . but I don't like having my picture taken . . . do it anyway! Or scrap pages that don't include photos . . . it's allowed - I give you permission!! LOL

So, here are the 24 papers that make up the My Story Paper Pack and a big surprise to all the contestants - they are not free this week, but instead are offered at a very nominal $2.00! So grab them while you can and start telling YOUR STORY!!


And because the competition promised freebies each week . . . here is a FREE My Story Add-On!!


Friday, May 22, 2009

Paper Dreams FREE KIT - Challenge 3!

Woohoo . . . here is my entry for Challenge 3 of NDIDDS . . . titled Paper Dreams! It has a shabby chic/vintage feel to it . . . I pulled from my mixed media art days and used digital ink, paint and glitter on old papers. The kite and butterflies add a touch of whimsy to this versatile kit.

(Download Link Expired)

(Free registration at is required.)

It was so easy to scrap with this kit . . . I actually had to stop so that I could start on the next challenge! Here's some layouts that I made with it:

If you scrap with it . . . please comment or email me at with your critic or links . . . I'd love to see how others are using this!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Between Friends FREE Kit Now Available!

For the second week's challenge, we had to design a kit that encompassed the theme girlfriends . . . we were able to pick our own color palette, but had to include 10 papers, 18 elements and a full alphabet.

Well, I don't know about you, but my friends are LIVELY . . . so I picked a bright color scheme and incorporated the color coral, which happens to be one of my best friend Sabrina's favorite colors. (See the first layout!)

So without further ado . . . here is the kit and available for download (LINK EXPIRED)!
Normally I tend to scrap with subdued colors, so it was exciting for me to use such vivid, rich hues and be BOLD with my layouts. The kit is diverse enough that you can use it for more than just friendship layouts . . . I scrapped some memories of my grandmother, along with a photo of my son and his friends!

Leave a comment and let me know if you download it! If you make a layout with it - email me so I can post it here!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Reminder - Last day to download FREE KIT!

Hey friends . . . today is the last day to download my FREE Mother's Day kit at (LINK EXPIRED)! So hop on over there - download it and then scroll down and grab the free Add-On Kit as well!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

A Whimsical Mother's Day - FREEBIE Kit!

Woohoo - Another free kit!

I'm so proud of this one . . . this is my official entry for Week One of the NDIDDS Designer Challenge at Designs in Digital.


I scrapped several pages with this kit easily . . . you can see that it is versatile enough to do boy pages with it!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Reminder - Free MiniKit available until tonight!

Just wanted to remind everyone that this free "Warm Up Challenge" Mini-Kit titled Spring Wishes is only available for free download until tonight!! (EXPIRED) (free registration)!

After midnight, my new kit called A Whimsical Mother's Day will be available for FREE! I'll post tomorrow morning with links!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Another FREE Kit - Just in Time for Mother's Day!

Hi friends! I'm having a BLAST learning how to design scrapbook papers and elements. It's fair to say that I've been OBSESSED with this!

I have finished this week's challenge for NDIDDS over at Designs in Digital. It will be available for download on Friday. But in the process, I have some "extras" that amount to another kit - A Whimsical Mother's Day Add-On. It features some bling, some doodles, glitter and lots of pink!

I themed my challenge kit for Mother's Day - since it is so close (Don't forget it this Sunday!). So, here is the extra add-on portion available for download now . . . but PLEASE bookmark my blog or subscribe to the feed so you don't miss Friday's FANTASTIC Mother's Day themed kit!

And in honor of my own mom - I made a page from the Add-On Kit!