Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Opening Day and a CU Freebie!

It's FINALLY HERE!!!! It's Opening Day at Adventurous Scraps! Come check out the fun at our new store and pick up some Opening Day Only freebies!

Check out this set of CU Overlay Freebies that are in my store. You get the overlays in both PNG and JPEG format AND the sample papers!!

You can pick them up in my store or click on the preview above.

Take a look around the store - it's all on sale!!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Around the World Blog Train 2008

Okay - so we've got a HUGE blog party for you this year - sit back and clear out some major hard drive space. Here is my contribution to the kit:

Part 1

Part 2
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Now hop on over to the main page and pick up the rest of these wonderful contributions:

Thanks and enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Big News & DSO December Color Challenge

First the BIG NEWS! I'm going to have my own store!! I'm so excited - the ladies at AdVENturous Scraps asked if I would like to join the design team and I said yes!

Now I haven't uploaded anything - but keep an eye open because stuff is coming.

I loved Kim B's selection of colors (she always picks the best colors) so much that I used them for my first kit. So my color challenge entry is a sampler of my first kit for sale: The Man Kit.

Here is the sampler - keep checking back for updates on when my store doors open!

You can pick it up here. ** Links Expired**

Thanks and enjoy!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My New Blinkie

Check out my new blinkie! It was made for me by the very talented Vanessa of Butterfly Hollow Designs (see her blinkie to the right). THANKS VANESSA!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!

Plus - I've got a big announcement that I will be making in a couple of days!

See you then!

Monday, December 1, 2008

ADSD Collaboration - Holidays at Home

Ok - here is my contribution. It's little and it's late.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

DSO November Color Challenge

Okay - so I had a lot of fun playing with Kim B's color selection over at DSO's Color Challenge. She always has such a great color palette! I didn't give this month's entry a title.

I'm not sure -but I might put together a Christmas/Holiday themed kit with these colors too. If I do, I'll definitely be posting it on my blog.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
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Thanks and enjoy!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My Scrap Shop Design-a-Kit

I've been out of town and I am just catching up on my challenges. The first one up is the Design-a-Kit (DAK) over at the My Scrap Shop Forums.

I decided to do a paper pack, the links are below:

Part 1

Part 2
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Enjoy and Thanks!

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Blog Makeover

Like my new look? It's a huge improvement over what I had previously (which was nothing)! Well, a big "Thank You"!! goes out to Allie Brown (see her blinkie to the left) for the blog background and header. She even has instructions on how to set everything up!

I selected one of her creations using a kit by Sherah at SKrapper Digitals. The kit is called "Thankful" and it seemed appropriate for this month. Plus I'm a sucker for anything autumn themed.

The font on the header is called Cardinal. I don't remember where I got it, but I know it came from one of the free font websites.

Let me know what you think of the new look! And don't forget to check out Allie's site - she's got a lot more options!


Saturday, November 1, 2008

ADSD Collaboration - After Dusk - Link Fixed

Okay, so with all the posting I did yesterday - I forgot to add the link for the brag book pages that I made using The Mathematician's Assistant's kit. I have added the link to the original post.

BUT - to save you the hassle of having to scroll back through all of those links and babble - here is the link.

Click on preview to download or click here - Link Expired.
Password: AfterDusk


Friday, October 31, 2008

ADSD Collaboration - After Dusk (Long post-lots of freebies!!)

Get ready to clear out some hard drive space - the ADSD designers have been at it again! This month's theme is After Dusk. Unfortunately, I don't do much after dusk that doesn't involve my 17 month old toddler. So I went for what I wish I could do after dusk, something romantic and serene.

To be honest, I was having a tough time with this theme - so I decided to make brag book pages for some of the other designers who were kind enough to offer up their kits early. After playing with those, I got inspired to make my own kit and brag book pages! LOL!

So get ready to download because not only do I have my kit and brag book pages, I have brag book pages for three other designers!! Not to mention all of the room you are going to need to download the contributions of all the other talented designers who participated!

Without further ado - the previews & links:

My first set of brag book pages was for the very talented and extremely helpful Deb over at The Scrappin Cop. Make sure you stop by her blog and pick up her awesome kit!

Click on the preview to download. - Link Expired
Password: AfterDusk

Next I picked up Deanna's beautiful kit, don't forget to stop by her site - Flower Scraps.

Click on the preview to download - Link Expired.
Password: AfterDusk

My last set was for Lynn over at The Mathematician's Assistant, she has a really wonderful kit - don't miss out on it!

Click on the preview to download - Link Expired
Password: AfterDusk

And now on to my kit. There are two previews for the kit, but three downloads. All of the links for the kit are all listed below the previews. The links for the brag book pages can also be obtained by clicking on the preview.

The Papers

The Elements

Willow Grace Designs: After Dusk Part 1

Willow Grace Designs: After Dusk Part 2

Willow Grace Designs: After Dusk Part 3

Willow Grace Designs: After Dusk Brag Book Pages

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Password: AfterDusk

The Brag Book Pages

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Password: AfterDusk

And it is finally time to send you on your way! Here is the list of the other talented designers who have contributed - please stop by their blogs, pick up their offerings and remember to leave some love - they have earned it!

abyscraps by Sheila

Adele of Blind Sight Designs

Anne at Creative Dreams

Arvita's at Elam's Flights Of Fancy


Brooke at Ahhh Scrap

by God's design

Carolyn at Digi Cyber Scraps


Chiara at Creative Digital Scraps

Cyndi, Wetfish Designs

Deanna at Flower Scraps

Deb AKA The ScrappinCop

Debbie at Digital Keepsakes

Diana at Sass n Scrap Designs

Erika {aka PinkuPixie}


HeatherStokes ~ HSDesigns

jeanniebs designs

Julia at BeaconScrap

Julie aka Bits 'N' Bobs

Kathy Goldstein at The Scrap Loft


Lady V dZine

Lei at Fairydustprincess-magicmaker

Lindas Dream Designs

Lois at ScrappinwithLadye

Lori at ScripityScrapDesigns

Lynn at Heavenly Crafts


Mags at MagsGraphics

Manda at Disaster In Designs

Marie at EmCee Scraps

melanie aka sweetasmel

Nicole at Digi-Designs by Nicole



Scraping with Jen


Shabby Tagger

Shel at Shel Belle Scraps

Stacy at Kalo Designs

Sticky Kisses Scraps

Teri At Teris-Thing-O-My-Jigs


Wendi at Willow Grace Designs - You Are Here

WillowRaven at Purple Dragonfly Creations

Thanks and Enjoy!!


Monday, October 27, 2008

Pretty Scrappy Color Challenge October

Well, I made a kit for the Pretty Scrappy Color Challenge - but I can't get to the forums to post it! Every time I click on the link to go to the forums, I get a quick glance at the front page and then it tells me that the "page cannot be displayed". Oh well! Here's the kit anyway.

Dark Fairytales: Part 1 & Part 2 (Link Expired)

Please let me know if the links don't work. I test them but sometimes they go down for no reason at all!

Thanks and enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

DSG October Color Challenge - 2nd Post

Okay - so I had two color challenges done, but I just hadn't gotten around to posting them. So I thought I'd hit you with both of them at once. This is the paper pack I did for Cate's Garden Rainbow challenge over at Digital Scrap Garden.

There are two previews, but all of the papers are in one download - you can get them here (Links Expired).


Color Line Design October Color Challenge

Here is my submission for the color challenge over at Color Line Design.

Not all elements are shown, you can get the kit here:

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Friday, October 17, 2008

My MSS Design-a-Kit (DAK) submission

Here is my My Scrap Shop Design-a-Kit (MSS DAK) submission - it's a feminine themed color scheme. There are three previews, but four downloads. Here is my kit: Purely Feminine.

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Thanks and enjoy!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

SAS Color Challenge for October

I don't know about you - but whenever I played the game Clue - it seemed like more often than not Miss Scarlet was the guilty one. Boo over at SAS gave the color challenge a theme as well as a color palette this month - Mystery. So, I decided to do a kit based on some of the things you might find in Miss Scarlet's parlor.

Hope you like it!

Miss Scarlet's Parlor Part 1 (Link Expired)

Miss Scarlet's Parlor Part 2 (Link Expired)


Monday, October 13, 2008

DSO October Color Challenge

Here is my rather large submission for the DSO Color Challenge, almost 300 MB of stuff (mostly papers). Once again, I couldn't decide what to leave out of the kit!

This kit contains the following:
50 papers
10 ripped papers
1 butterfly
5 doodles
5 frames
5 journal tags
1o masks (2 of each color - 1 with a drop shadow and 1 without)
5 photo tabs

Here are the previews (download links are below the previews):

The Papers

The Ripped Papers

The Elements

The Links (Links Expired)

Paper Pack 1
Paper Pack 2
Paper Pack 3
Paper Pack 4
Paper Pack 5
Paper Pack 6

All of the links have been tested - everything should be working.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

DAC October Color Challenge

A new month - a new set of color challenges. I decided to start with the color challenge over at Digital Arts Cafe.

I also decided to play - I used a brush from SKrapper Digitals' Designer Toolbox #1 to make multi-layered overlays. Let me know what you think. The second set is actually embossed and less busy than the first set. Both sets are in one download and you can get the file here. (Link Expired)


Monday, October 6, 2008

Fall Splendor Links Fixed & Add-On Freebie

Okay - so my Fall Splendor links went down - Again!! This time all of them went bad. I'm not exactly sure why, but I felt bad so I created a little Add-On for the Fall Splendor kit - as if it wasn't big enough (LOL)!

The Add-On includes the following:

6 photo mats

6 flowers

6 photo corner/tabs

1 doodle flower corner

Here are the links for my original Fall Splendor:

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And the links for the Add-On is broken into 3 parts:

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Hopefully the links won't go down again - I've moved them to a different 4shared account.
I tested all of the links and everything was working as of Monday, October 6, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fall Splendor Link Fixed

Okay - so my blog party didn't go off without a hitch - somehow the link for paper pack #3 went down.

I am happy to say that it is fixed (I tested them to make sure) and everything should be up and running normally! Sorry about the delay!

You can pick up Paper Pack #3 here (Link Expired), or click on the image of the paper pack.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Kick back! It's time for the Fall Splendor Blog Party Train!!

I hope your hard drives are cleared out because we have a HUGE blog party rolling into town!!!70!!! (yes, I said 70) designers have been collaborating since early July on a gorgeous freebie kit called Fall Splendor!!

These folks come from all different time zones, all over the world, so if their part isn't posted yet, please be patient and keep checking back!

Links will be available until Halloween so there is lots of time to download yourselves silly!! So... grab some coffee, tea, soda or whatever floats your boat and let's PARTY!!!! Please leave these amazing people some love for all their hard work! They sure do deserve it! And HUGE THANK YOU to Kristine at Wenchd Grafix for putting this all together!! :D

Once you're done grabbin all of my downloads, be sure to check out the other contributors at Blog Party Central (click on the icon above or go here).
The Elements (click on preview or go to list of links at the bottom):

The Tags (click on preview or go to list of links at the bottom):

The Papers (click on previews or go to list of links at the bottom):


Here are the links if you don't want to click on the previews:

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Moving through my Color Challenges

I will be posting more of my color challenge entries over the next few days. Today's submission is my entry over at the Scraphead Forum. Please note, the drop shadows are for the preview only.
The papers in this kit are special to me - I designed the pattern (the grungy part of the papers is courtesy of Pixel Fairy's CU overlay, but the pattern is something I created). Let me know what you think about the pattern on the papers - I love constructive criticism.
Now, what you have been waiting for - here is the link for the kit, Cool Autumn. Link Expired

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Digi by Design September Color Challenge

Yes - I did it again - another color challenge. This time it was at the Digi by Design.

You can pick up the kit, Muted Autumn, here. Link Expired

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pretty Scrappy Color Challenge September

Ahhh, another day, another color challenge. Pretty Scrappy has a nice color challenge this month, it was a refreshing break from all of the fall colors. Don't get me wrong, I love fall - it's my favorite season, but it was still a nice change.

As of right now there are no elements, maybe I'll add them later - I haven't decided yet.

You can download the files here:

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Monday, September 8, 2008

DAC September Color Challenge Freebie

Today I am posting my contribution to the Digital Arts Cafe Color Challenge for September. Phillsboo is hosting this month and has a really cute posting bonus - head over and take a look.

My kit, Autumn Bling, contains the following pieces:

4 sparkle papers

4 textured/grungish papers

4 sparkle frames

4 sparkle curls

4 sparkle swirls

The drop shadows are for the preview only. You can pick up the kit at the links below, make sure to pick up both parts!

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

SAS Color Challenge for September

I've been busy making my mini-kits for the color challenges. If you haven't checked out Boo's color challenge over at Stone Accent Studios, check it out. Boo has a beautiful palette and a great starter kit as usual. Plus the posting bonus is just a gorgeous. I decided to do a paper pack instead this time around, you can pick it up below:

Fallin' in Love with Autumn (both paper sets are in the one file)
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