Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Color Challenge

I have not been with the best of health and have finally squeaked out a mini-kit for the color challenge at Ivy Scraps. Great colors in this month's challenge and many wonderful mini-kits have been created. Pick up mine and the others at the Ivy Scraps web site.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Ivy Scraps Closing

Ivy Scraps is closing the store. Stay tuned for more information about a new place (without a store). I am not sure what I will be doing. From now until the end of December, many of the designers including me, have reduced the price on many items. Visit the sale page.

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Many items in my store are on sale for Ivy's Birthday!!

Also catch the Daily Download - my turn the next 3 days!

Friday, November 06, 2015

Ivy's Birthday!

Happy Birthday Ivy Scraps!!!

We are having a big party that including daily download and big sales!
Come join us at Ivy Scraps!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Last Round

Time to vote and pick up the last round of contest freebies.
Grab this kit and others over at The Studio Gallery.

Please vote while you are there. Mine is 6th from the bottom.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Round 2

For this round, they had us try some Art Journaling. I have rarely used any kit so labeled, but it was fun putting together.

Hop over to the Studio to download.

I only got 4 votes, but many more nice comments and probably hundreds of downloads. This either means that I am not a good designer or don't have many friends. Either one does not bode well for this type of contest or for my career as a designer.

Voting starts later this week.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Time to vote

It is time to vote! The Studio Designer contest round 1 is closed and time for voting! See and download all the wonderful kits in the gallery. Then hop over to the forum to vote. (must be registered to vote). My name is near the bottom of the list(6 up).

If I get more than 20 votes, I will share this lovely Journaling Card I created for another challenge at The Studio Birthday Bash.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Contest Kit

September is time for the Designer Contest at Digital Scrapbooking Studio. For Week 1, we were to create a traditional mini-kit with word strips. Head over to The Studio's Gallery to pick up my mini-kit and others. I will be begging for votes soon.

As I have a direct link on the linked page, please leave a note in the gallery so that I can count the approximate number of downloads.

See the next post up for voting info!! Please vote.


Monday, September 07, 2015

Color Challenge Kit

We had some great colors for the Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps. My contribution is shown at right and is available in the forums along with many other mini-kits.
Join this challenge and many more.

Saturday, September 05, 2015


I'm trying out a program that makes me money by reviewing products ... Click Here  to sign yourself up.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

MiniPixels for Sept

Wonderful set of colors were chosen for this month's MiniPixels. I chose to go with a traditional fall set of elements and have included 2 wonderful photo papers. Grab this kit and many matching ones at Ivy Scraps this month!!
I will also be providing matching kits for free!! to those completing layouts for my Heritage and Layout Design challenges this month.

See you at Ivy Scraps!!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Back to School

Facebook has been hopping with back to school photos from the moms and back to school advice for the teachers. I have dug up a blast from the past - some lunch notes that you can print, add a note and slip in your child's lunch or back pack.
These are from a kit called Returning to Learning which I still do not have in the store ... I am going to have to create multiple parts.

Grab my part here. Since it is a direct link, I do not have a count of the number of times it is downloaded. Please leave a comment if you like this.

We all want to have our kids do well in school. I found a family home evening lesson on Be a Diligent Learner.

Find a list of all blog train participants here.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Facebook Freebie

I love my Destination: Unknown kit and have created these lovely 4x6 journaling cards to match. These five cards can be used for pocket scrapping, as part of a larger layout or as a base for brag book pages. Pick them up on the Ivy Scraps Facebook page.

Destination: Unknown is great more more than just your vacation and road trip photos. Check out these layouts in the gallery.

AND this blog was decorated using the Destination: Unknown kit.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Religious Freedom LDS Blog Train

One of the basic tenets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is religious tolerance as stated in the 11th Article of Faith written almost 200 years ago: We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.

So being an American and being a Mormon, makes me doubly grateful for the religious freedom I enjoy.

I put together this little kit on the spur of the moments and it contains some files from a color challenge last year as well as some new things. I would love to see what you do with this and the other kits from the train.  Pick up my part ad-free here (because it is a direct link - I don't get to see how many are downloaded and would love to hear your comments).

Find the rest of the train: LDS blog train

Monday, June 22, 2015

Blog Make Over Time

It is way past time to redo this blog. I am collecting some tutorials at Ivy Scraps if you want to join me. Give your blog a makeover - forum at Ivy Scraps

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

June MiniPixels at Ivy Scraps

The Mini-Pixels at Ivy Scraps this month all have a Wedding theme and they have all turned out so lovely. And it is a good topic as my family and friends have had several weddings and anniversaries in May.
My part is pictured here and can be found in the Ivy Scraps store and all of the matching sets here and each mini-kit is only $1. If you really want more for free (ok a little effort), head over to the challenge forums at Ivy Scraps and earn some more.

Monday, June 01, 2015

June is for Father's Day

Time again for the LDS Blog Train - This month's focus is Dads!
I have prepared a small card kit. The backs are 8"x 5" so that they will fit nicely on half a letter size piece of paper or they can be resized down to a smaller card.
My part contains 3 backs, 3 frames, 4 ribbons, a button and 2 word art.

Pick up my part ad-free.

Then head over to the LDS Blog Train for the list.

Since I have you here - I just put my DAD album back into the store. You can create a cute little album for a Father's Day present with either #1 DAD or heart my DAD. It is designed to print on letter sized paper and fold. You can print it as is and use your physical paper stash and photos to create the album or design it all digitally before you print. I would love to see your final projects.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Last month I was the focus of Gloria's generosity withe the kit named after me.  Once a month or bi-monthly she creates a kit in honor of one of our design, CT or membership family. We are not talking Mini kits here. We all know that Gloria is from Texas and they do everything BIG there! Her kits are no exception and into each one goes a lot of thought about the person she is shining the spotlight on that month. Gloria's heart is as big as the state of Texas and the design team at Ivy Scraps decided it was time to give some of that love right back to her.Thank you for being such an awesome friend and inspiration to us all! To the rest of you, follow the blog train and pick up the pieces of the kit Celebrate Each Day with Gloria!  Download my part.

Jan's Ivy Scraps
A-M Designs
Jemima's Digital Boutique
Joanne K. Scrapstuffs
LilyBelle Designs 
Marniejo's House of Scraps
TravlynWomyn's Journey

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

LDS Blog Train

Twice a year, the entire Mormon church watches the leadership give inspired messages. This April's Conference was full of talks that will keep me spiritual for the next six months. The messages are available here.

The LDS blog train has chosen general conference for a theme. I have been in a bit of a funk so I have packed what I had done at the beginning of the months to present to you all.

Download here

The entire list will be a the home page for the LDS blog train.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Spotlight Member

Such an honor -  I have been chosen for member spotlight at Ivy Scraps!! Look at this fun kit that was designed with me in mind!

Hurry and pick it up (must be a member of Ivy Scraps) in the forums here.

Also check out the new member kit: Picture Perfect. This is a gift to new members or long-time members can pick it up for $1 each mini-kit.

Friday, March 06, 2015

New Kit: Snow Much Fun

Just in time for all your snow day activities: Snow Much Fun. As we look forward to spring, let us scrap the winter photos with this adorable snow themed kit. This kit contains 8 unique papers, 5 frames (one is a snowglobe!), 4 ribbons to mix and match (one is a page-width cluster), 2 journaling tags, a clip, a charm and a tack.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Featured Product

Featured Product for March: Spring Masks - Use as photo masks or mats/journaling blocks. Each one just under 4"x 6".
On Sale $1.
Watch for photo opportunities as the world turns green.
And speaking of green - check out the other featured products.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Choo Choo - Love Train

Time for the LDS Blog Train again!! This month's theme is a song title "Love is Spoken Here" - it mixes well with Valentine's day. I worked with the teal and pink (yea - me with pink - I punched through it). I played a bit with filters and created a lovely flower like page quite by surprise ... sharing it with you today.


Pick up the rest of the train at LDS Blog Train.

Have a super day!!

Monday, February 09, 2015

Color Challenge

Wahoo! I love this little kit I created for the Color Challenge at Ivy Scraps. There was some pink in the swatch, but I decided not to go there. There may be other designers who will be creating pink flowers to go with this.
If you download this kit, please create a layout and link it to my gallery.
(must be signed up at Ivy Scraps)