Friday, November 30, 2012

North Pole City! New From October Dawn Designs!

Can you believe that tomorrow is already December 1st? This year is flying by! Are you ready for the holidays? Are your presents bought? Wrapped? What about your tree and other decorations? Are you doing a December Daily this year? October has a lot of Christmas fun planned for us throughout the entire month and today's new release just kicks off her gorgeous new holiday-themed kits! North Pole City was inspired by the Santa float during the parade at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party and perfectly captures the magic of Santa. It is perfect for scrapping all of your Santa memories, opening presents under the tree, Christmas shopping, December Daily, holiday cards and oh so much more. Included with this HUGE kit (the download is over 300MB) are 4 full alphas, more than 100 elements and 40 papers. With all of the variety, you can easily use North Pole City as your go-to Christmas kit!


And, October has a bunch of great add-ons to help you finish out your holiday pages!


And she made a total of 5 word art packs to use with all of your holiday pages, including some super fun international ones with the names of Santa and Merry Christmas in other languages!

And, she's even combined ALL of this new stuff into 2 different bundles. The first bundle is JUST the 5 word art packs and the second includes ALL 9 new releases!

All of these new releases are on sale for 25% off through Monday, December 3, 2012. Which takes their normal great prices down even more! So, hurry up and go buy yourself some Christmas presents.

I really enjoyed playing with North Pole City. Here's what I created with it.

I'm sorry I did not get a freebie done this week. We are in the midst of Nutcracker rehearsals and it has been a little hectic. It is such a wonderful show though and really puts me in the Christmas spirit!
I hope you have a great weekend, be sure to go out and make some great holiday memories! Photobucket

Tis The Season! New from Kellybell Designs!

As soon as one holiday finishes, it's time to welcome in the next holiday.  It's the last day of November and it's full steam ahead with all the Christmas and holiday planning.  It's time to trade in your visions of pumpkin pie for visions of sugar plums.  Kelly has a wonderful new collection for you today that's all about scrapping your Christmas planning, decorating and family celebrations.  There's no such thing as too many presents or too many Christmas scrapbooking kits.  Let me introduce you to...

This collection has a gorgeous cool toned color palette including some beautiful pink papers and elements.  The kit has 15 papers and more than 50 elements.  There's a full candy red alpha along with a candy cane, flowers, frame, ornaments, snowflakes, buttons, candies, Christmas trees, flairs, journal tags, ribbons, word tags, snow scatter and more.

Take a look at this word art pack of 5 titles.  So playful!

Kelly also has an alpha pack with 4 different colors in pink, green, yellow and blue.  You can be very crafty and create your own beautiful titles by mixing and matching these letters.

If you love adding solid papers to your layouts and stacking them up, here's a cardstock pack with 8 solid colors.

Of course you can't live without the magnificent page starters and paper stacks.  I've come to rely on these to give my pages a clustering boost and a quick start.

The Tis The Season collection is on sale this weekend only for 25% off.  Make sure you fill up your shopping cart with all the extras too.  You'll find everything at

Kelly's kits are so versatile.  Tis The Season can be used for scrapping your photos with Santa, decorating the tree, making holiday cookies and of course for all your adventures at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.  Here's a page that I scrapped.  I made it with the Paper Stacks and Page Starters- I just LOVE using those to throw together a beautiful page quickly!


Tis the season for handing out some holiday goodies too.  Have you been naughty or nice this year?  Just wondering!  Kelly's Creative Team has 3 freebies for you to collect today.  Here's the ladies that you need to visit with today.  Make sure you leave some holiday magic for them.

And me makes three!  

I made you a sweet little word art today, perfect if you visit Santa Claus in his Chalet at Downtown Disney like we do every year.  It's our tradition!  I hope you like it!


Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great weekend!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Some Christmas Cheer!


Coming Friday from Kellybell Designs!  Hurry on over to Kelly's Blog and enter for a chance to win!  

See you back here tomorrow for the reveal, my layout and a freebie!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like....

Oh, yeah!  October Dawn Designs has something very special coming out this Friday!  It is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!  Check out October's Blog for a chance to win!



Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Black Friday: Shop Til You Drop!

It has arrived:  Black Friday 2012!  Are you going to brave the insanity at the brick-and-mortar stores today or stay at home and relax and shop online?  Take a guess which one I prefer...

But not all of the bargains today are for TV's, Video Game Systems, and Toys.  Did you know some of the best prices ALL YEAR for Digital Scrapbooking Supplies are available today?  And the best part- no lines, no grouchy aggressive people, and no stores running out of the one item you want to buy!

You are going to be making a lot of terrific memories this holiday season and in 2013- NOW is the time to stock up and build your scrapbooking stash so you can record those great moments!


Be sure to stop by Kelly's Sale this weekend, you don't want to miss the Creative Team Freebie Pack, one of those super cool freebies is from me!


You also don't want to miss October's big Black Friday savings! But you have to hurry- it's only today!

Check out the totally terrific sales at my favorite stores today!  Have fun shopping, I know I will! 


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

October Dawn Designs Black Friday Sale!



Jen's Famous Buffalo Chicken Dip and Throwback Tuesday

Ok, ok, maybe it isn't that famous outside of my family and friends.  But it should be.  It's one of those things I can't go to any type of get together without bringing.  Don't settle for the processed stuff in a tub in your grocer's deli case, this tastes way better and is very easy to make.  Your guests will thank you (especially the football watching, beer drinking ones.  Hehe)

I bring you:  Jen's Famous Buffalo Chicken Dip


Since this might be hard to read, I included a downloadable version.  Instead of right clicking the above image, download it here instead, so you can actually read it when you try to make it!  ;)

Serve it hot with celery and bleu cheese and chips (I recommend Fritos Scoops).Goes perfect with Turkey, Lions, and Cowboys!

Sidenote:  I have to apologize that I do not know which digital scrapbooking kits I used to make this recipe card (and it may not print up at a reasonable size).  I made it many years ago before I began sharing my work online and did not save a list of credits. And before I knew Photoshop very well.

Speaking of old school digiscrapping, I have a layout to share with you today.  It's quite an old one, possibly my very first.  Like the recipe card above I did not save any credit information so unfortunately I have no clue what products I used to make it.  


From my family to yours, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 16, 2012

The Splash Patch: New From Kellybell Designs!

At Disney, you can combine the thrill of a steep fall with the excitement of a splashy ending all in one ride called Splash Mountain.  It's one of the 3 big 'mountain' rides and it's amazing.  After you get soaking wet, you get to enjoy the most fabulous scenery of the Song Of The South movie with the crazy Brer characters.  It's the perfect ride for a hot sunny day.  The PhotoPass cameras will snap your picture as you're coming down the big slide.  And you can get some great shots both inside and outside the ride area.  You'll need a kit for scrapping all these splashy photos. Lucky for you, Kelly's got a colorful and whimsical new collection for you today called...

Wow!  This kit is packed with an awesome collection of 68 elements.  The first thing that catches your eye is the 3 Brer characters.  Aren't they adorable?  You'll also find a log boat, frog, blue bird, wooden signs, flairs, water splashes, flowers, frames, ribbons, buttons, briar twigs, grasses, stitching, signs, musical notes and Brer Rabbit's house.  So gorgeous!  Plus there's 15 papers in beautiful patterns and colors along with a green full alpha.

Because this kit is so colorful, you might need some extra alpha letters when you are creating your titles and word art.  Kelly's got an Alpha Pack with 4 full alphas in green, yellow, tan and orange.

Check out this Page Starter set.  So cool!  There's 2 border clusters, 3 frame clusters and one ribbon cluster.  These are so beautifully arranged and it's so easy to whip up a quick layout with these page starters.

These paper stacks are sweet!  You can use them for scrapping your Splash Mountain photos or any pool fun photos.

Sometimes you need some extra solid papers when you doing a lot of paper stacking and layering on your layouts.  This set of 10 solid colored papers complements the kit nicely.  Make sure you add it to your shopping cart.

This entire collection is 25% off for the weekend so make sure you grab it quick while it's on sale.  You can find 'The Splash Patch' and all of Kelly's products at

While this kit was originally inspired for Splash Mountain photos, it's so versatile and can be used for all kinds of water fun pictures.  Here's a page that I created.


Would you like some matching freebies for this collection?  Kelly's Creative Team has some wonderful goodies for you today.  Here is where you will find 3 treasures:

Jamie -

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Sharon -

Make sure you pick up this collection this weekend!  Happy scrapping and have a great weekend!

A Colonial Thanksgiving, New From October Dawn Designs!

Can you believe that November is already halfway over? Time sure is flying by, and in the busyness of life it's so easy to get distracted and forget to be thankful for the "little" everyday blessings. What are you thankful for today?

New this week from October Dawn Designs is a versatile kit inspired by the Liberty Tree Tavern located in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Did you know that you can eat Thanksgiving dinner every day of the year there? But, don't worry, for those of you who don't celebrate Thanksgiving or have never eaten at the Liberty Tree Tavern, it can be used for so much more! With all of the Colonial Americana and Thanksgiving themed elements you can easily scrap any fall feast, your fallphotos, trips to Colonial American historic sites such as Monticello, and even photos of you eating your pumpkin or apple pies!

A Colonial Thanksgiving comes in at over 200MB and includes 2 full alphas (uppercase, lowercase, numbers and some punctuation), nearly 100 elements and 22 papers (7 solids, 15 patterned). The combination of fall colors along with the traditional Americana color scheme make for an warm and inviting feeling. We hope you'll love this new kit as much as we do!

Here's a page I made using A Colonial Thanksgiving.


And, I made this fun freebie for you. If you download please say hello. 


Download HERE.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sneak Peek from Kellybell Designs!


Caution!  You WILL get wet!  Hop on over to Kelly's Blog for a chance to win this great new kit!