Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Time to stock up! You can Buy 1 MEGA Bundle and get another MEGA Bundle for FREE now through the end of the month! Head on over to and pick your favorites! Do you like how I snuck in a sneak peek of the new kit I am working on? Stay tuned for a chance to WIN it when it's released!! You might want to like me on facebook or become a follower so you don't miss your chance!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Release! Timeless!

I have a beautiful new kit in my store this morning! This one snuck up on me out of the blue and I just HAD to make it! I just love the colors and had to mix those with some beautiful floral papers! I am not usually one for ornate and flowery but I had to do this and I just love how it turned out! It's full of beautiful rolled flowers, clusters of flowers, stunning roses, floral patterned papers, pearls, lace and more! It would be beautiful for vintage or heritage pages, or any spring or little girl pages! My creative team is working with it now and you should get to see some stunning pages soon, so be sure to check back! This kit contains 1 alpha (you can see the preview below the kit) 51 papers and 194 elements. I have the usual coordinating products to go with it, to help enhance your pages and make scrapping your photos even faster! You can find the kit and all the extras HERE in the store! And you still have 1 day left to enter to win this kit! Check out this POST to see how to enter. I released this one today so that you could still take advantage of the Buy 1 Get 1 Free MEGA Bundle sale, so if you want this MEGA bundle you can pick another one free! ALSO with any $10 purchase in the store you can choose either the Purple Petals Extra Alphas or the new Timeless KIT as your FREE with purchase! Woo lots going on don't miss anything! Oh and while you are here, would you take a minute to vote in the uppe right corner for me on if you are interested in a St. Patrick's Day kit...I am on the fence with doing one this year, but if a lot of you are looking for one I have a cute idea :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Blog Award!

A fan of my blog has awarded me with the Liebster Award! It's a fun award, and the first one I have ever gotten! Thank you so much Nancy from

Here is a little information
on the award:"Liebster" is German for "Dearest". The award is a "Share the
love arrangement", given to inspirational bloggers with less that 200 followers.
I have just crossed the 200 mark since receiving this award but definitely want to pass it along!

Here's the to do list for any
of the Liebster Blog Award recipients.1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award
presenter on your blog.2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the
award .3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.4. Present the Liebster
Blog Award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.5. Let them know they
have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.
I have a special admiration for new bloggers and
know how hard it is to get others to follow. So, I encourage and hope you all
will stop over at these blogs and follow them too. A moment of encouragement
means a lifetime of inspiration! We all need a little.
Here are my five choices with
less that 200 followers - please visit them and follow:

Thank you again Nancy for selecting me!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

New kit Giveaway!

I have a new kit coming out early this week! You may have seen a little sneak peek on the BOGO sale flyer :) It's called Timeless and it's absolutely beautiful! I thought I would give a few away for FREE and have a little fun giveaway! I will be giving away 1 MEGA Bundle, 1 BIG Bundle and 1 Kit to 3 lucky winners! Here's how to enter:

1 entry for being a blog follower
1 entry for liking me on facebook
1 entry for subscribing to the newsletter (go to and subscribe in the upper right hand corner under the free gift)
So you have 3 possible entries! Simply comment on this blog post for each thing and you are entered! You must comment 3 seperate times if you do all 3 things to get your 3 entries! You have until Wednesday to enter!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Love Monster Brag Book Freebie Day 10

Today is day 10...don't forget to download all the freebies after tonight they will be gone! Inspiration comes from Kelli today, again a new CT member! I'm loving all of the pages that the new members are making as well as my original team! I hope you are as inspired as much as I am!  The blocking is really fun on these layouts as well as the pictures of her little one!  Hopefully, not only will you all be inspired to scrap, but grab that camera more often!  Every picture is priceless...especially 5 or 10 years from now!  ENJOY~
Today's freebie is from the kit Love Monster. This kit is perfect for scrapping pictures of all those little MONSTERS in the family that we love, and perfect for all those Valentine's Day pictures you will be taking.  Why not try some cards while you are scrapping! You can find Love Monster in my store HERE
Here is today's freebie. Please remember it's for personal use only. DOWNLOAD

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Love Monster Brag Book Freebie Day 9

Today's inspiration comes from Kim another new member of my CT!  This first page is gorgeous especially if you like to work with white space and how fun is that second page?  We all have little photographers in our family, why not make them feel special too by scrapping their pictures!  Happy Scrappin'
Today's freebie is from the kit Love Monster. This kit is perfect for scrapping pictures of all those little MONSTERS in the family that we love, and perfect for all those Valentine's Day pictures you will be taking.  Why not try some cards while you are scrapping! You can find Love Monster in my store HERE
Here is today's freebie. Please remember it's for personal use only. DOWNLOAD

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Release! Purple Petals

I have a new kit to share with you today. This new kit is called Purple Petals and comes with 1 Alpha, 44 papers and 194 elements!! this is a great "non themed" kit that is full of beautiful flowers and textures as well as lots of pretty paisleys, birds, ribbons, gems and more! This is a great versatile and beautiful kit that is sure to be a go to kit in your stash! You can find Purple Petals and all the extras in the store HERE

Love Monster Brag Book Freebie Day 8

These pages were made by our new CT member as well, Lori!  What fun pages and great blocking!  As you all are inspired and start creating layouts with this kit, don't forget to share on my FB page.  I'd love to see what you are making!  Thanks for stopping by!
Today's freebie is from the kit Love Monster. This kit is perfect for scrapping pictures of all those little MONSTERS in the family that we love, and perfect for all those Valentine's Day pictures you will be taking.  Why not try some cards while you are scrapping! You can find Love Monster in my store HERE
Here is today's freebie. Please remember it's for personal use only. DOWNLOAD

Kerri's Birthday Bash Blog Train!

Welcome to this stop along Kerri's Birthday Bash Blog Train!! You should have arrived from the starting point: Kerri is one of the amazingly talented ladies on my CT!! And you probably also recognize her as the artist behind all the WordArt in the store! I hope you enjoy your stay! I have A LOT to share with you, and it's all from just 1 birthday party! Crazy! But I tend to go a bit overboard with birthday's and themes so when Kerri asked me to participate in her Birthday Blog Train I knew I had to share my sons 6th birthday party, and this was a good reason to get me in gear and get it all posted (since I still haven't shared my younger son's 2nd Dr. Suess themed party) So the theme for this awesome 6th birthday party was "Monster Scientist" and you can bet I used my cute scrap kit "Monster Scientist" to help make lots of the decorations and goodies!!! You can find that kit in my store HERE. So here we go with all the party details! It all starts with the invitation. We sent these cuties out, I simply designed them as 5 x 7 and had them printed out at my local photo finisher. I made some adorable matching return address labels and address labels so that the outside of the envelope was just as cute as what was to come on the inside! I even printed out cute stickers that said "caution" "radioactive" and "toxic" which we put on the outside of the envelopes, it was only after I stuck them in the mail that I thought maybe it wasn't a good idea to have a sticker that says toxic on a piece of mail!!! EEEK! LOL But no worries, everyone got their invite!
I created this poster as a 12 x 16 photo and just had it printed out at Sams...for just $2.95! How awesome is that, a custom poster that matched the birthday theme for just a few dollars! This sign welcomed everyone at the front door along with this:
Everyone had to scan their hand before they came in the house! A very cute touch, the kids all loved it! And now this sign is on my son's bedroom door, which he loves!
The kids then entered our foyer which was the scientist check in station. My son had a clipboard (totally customized to match the party with his name and everything, I don't think I got a picture of that...but I will!) And he helped check everyone in. When the kids arrived they told my dad their name and he fit them with their "scientist" hair! Most of the kids actually wore it, it was adorable! My mom then typed their name into the computer, where we had set up a website that speaks whatever you type when they came in the computer said to them "Doctor Zachary is confirmed, you may now enter the lab" They LOVED hearing the computer say their name!!
I had a bunch of different stations set up to do different experiments, we split the kids into groups of 3 and they rotated around to each different station. We finished off with the "invent a sundae bar" which I think was my most favorite to set up and look at! Check out that radioactive juice!! It's just lemonade that I colored green with food coloring, because believe it or not you can't get green juice mix or green juice anywhere around here! We put some dry ice in it right before it was time to eat for that extra special effect! We had tons of candies and sprinkles to choose from to create the ultimate sundae, and all this before lunch...were we cool or what?
Here are some of the other stations, at the top...slime, the kids loved making slime and islly putty! In the middle, my most favorite was the "Boo Bubbles" We had this cool jug that we filled wtih water and put dry ice in, and then using the smoke from the dry ice through the tube we were able to actually blow bubbles with the smoke, so the bubbles were smoke filled! And the kids could actually hold them!!! IT. WAS. AWESOME! And when they popped the smoke would fall otu and disappear! They could even throw them up in the air and catch them some times! Very very cool! And at the bottom was instant snow, the stuff was cool, it went from this small amount of white powder, add a bit of water and poof! a huge amount of snow!
We used our chocolate fountain and dyed some white chocolate green to make a nuclear slime fountain, it was yummy! I made a cute banner for the mantle that said happy birthday, sorry no close up pictures of that...and then a cute sign for the drinks too...I also made soda bottle wrappers and labels but forgot to take a picture of those!
Look at all the cute scientists! Here youc an see the check in station and my little scientist ready for his party...ah and there is the clipboard! It's my favorite thing I made so I will definitely have to take some better pictures and do a post just about that!
I also made scientist observation notebooks for each kid, these were very cool but probably my most involved project! There was a page for each station and experiment we did so they could take notes, lots of kids did take notes and really enjoyed the book!
Oh! Another one of my favorite things! I made each of the kids an official name tag! So the front said "doctor Zachary, group black (or whatever color group they were in) and then the date o the party made to look like some sort of official code! Then the back said Zachary's Monster Scientist 6th Birthday Party, all in a cute plasic badge holder! I even made some for all of the "professors" that helped me out that day!
And of course the goody bag was packed full of fun! Top down left to right: 1.The goody bags all lined up, I made 3 X 3 labels for all of them with the kids names and they said thanks for making my birthday so explosive. 2. the goody bag with all the goodies! 3. slime container, I found these adorable tiny containers at the $1 and then I made lables for them to identify what was in them! 4. Silly putty, again cute container and I made a label 5. radioactive rods, really just 5 glow sticks tied together :) 6. potion number 6, test tubes filled with candies and a fun label on them 7. those cool pellets you drop in water and a spongy creature emerges, I made a cute mini bag topper to give instructions for what to do with them. 8. jelly crystals, again $1 store container with a cute label 9. UV beads, they are white until exposed to UV light then they change color! Very cool!
Here you can see some of the decorations we put up! 1. The entryway was pretty much sections off. We hung plastic painters drop cloths and cut slits in them, then hung caution tape, and hung green balloons upside down from the ceiling to look like nuclear droplets! in the top right picture you can see our glow station, we made a PVC pipe fort a while back and it worked perfect for this part of the party! I put up a black light inside and covered it with tons of blankets, and then in the bottom middle and right photos you can see inside. We had neon pipe cleaners, neon straws, I made home made glow in the dark play doh in 4 colors, neon pom pons, highlighter markers and soem white paper (that was pretty cool) and then a bowl full of jelly crystals that were hydrated with tonic water...tonic water glows under a black light! (I learned lots of cool sciency stuff planning this party, we will be making glow in the dark jello in the near future!) In the middle left I just placced jars full of glow sticks around for decoration and labeled the jars "radioactive rods" and in the middle right you can see our "specimen" jars, I got some of those grow in water creatures...stuck them in the jar a few days before the party and by party time they were so huge they looked like gross science experiments in a jar!
Ah no party of mine is complete without a cool cake to go with it. Another hobby of mine is making fancy cakes! So this year we had the monster cake, it was actually one of my easier cakes i have made! It turned out so cute, I just loved it! And so did the birthday boy, who requested that he have an eye to eat too!
And of course we complete it all with the thank you's. I made these 4 x 6, and printed them from just .13 each! Here is the front
And then here is the back, I taped them together and had my little guy write who it was to and his name, so somewhat customized, he took part in part of the writing of them, but not too much!

And finally here is the last picture of him as a 5 year old :( He's growing way too fast! I am not quite sure how I will top this party, but I say that ater every party, and every party gets better and better. I know I won't always be able to do this for my kids, whether it be for reasons beyond my control, or that they just get older and want to do other things for their birthday. So while I can, i will keep throwing these birthday parties for them because I absolutely love to do it :) I hope you enjoyed looking through our Monster Scientist birthday party!

Your next stop on the blog train is: Celeste! Celeste is currently a guest on my CT for February and March, so be sure to check out her layouts using my kits, she is doing awesome!

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