Jun 17, 2011

WM2 Birthday Blog Train

If you haven't heard, yesterday was Wendy's birthday and we've been celebrating all week long! There's still time to play along with some of the games, so if you haven't checked them out yet head on over to the forums @ ScrapMatters and join in on the fun!

Now on to why you're really here. The Birthday Blog Train! You should have just come from Heidi's Blog. Wasn't her QP awesome?! And after you're finished here you're going to head on over to Cathy's Blog to pick up the fabulous little treat she's got ready for you.

I had fun creating this page about my hubby's birthday back in March. We big fans of Phineas and Ferb so that's what he asked for as decorations for his party. It was a lot of fun.

Anyway, I just pulled some of the elements off the page and made this awesome cluster for you to use on your pages. Just click the preview to download the freebie!

So off you go and have fun on our blog train - and if you haven't already, make sure you go grab Wendy's awesome new birthday kit!

May 13, 2011

My First Challenge!

So. I'm hosting my first challenge as a Hybrid CT member over at ScrapMatters and I was thinking maybe I'd share my card and get some of you to head over and check it out! It's the 5/12/11 It's in the Cards challenge and I've whipped up a pretty awesome template, if I do say so myself lol

See? Pretty fabulous isn't it? ; ) So head on over there and the challenge - and play along!

May 7, 2011

iNSD Blog Train

Hi there and happy (inter)National Scrapbook Day! We've got so much fun planned this weekend at ScrapMatters and I really hope you'll join us. Right now you should be chugging along our huge blog train of freebies to add to the amazing collab from the ScrapMatters designers. You should have just come from Fran's Blog. Should you ever loose your way just head to the ScrapMatters Blog to find you way back. Here's what I whipped up for you!

Just click the preview to get to the download. Then after you're done downloading head on over to Heather's Blog for your next stop. And don't forget to stop by ScrapMatters and check out all the fun this weekend!

May 6, 2011

iNSD Weekend at ScrapMatters

Happy (inter)National Scrapbook Day everyone! As I've mentioned before, there's a ton of fun happening at ScrapMatters this weekend. Speed scraps, chats, games, our awesome scrap-a-thon, tons of prizes and a huge sale! Sound like a lot? Well it is, but here's a handy (and gorgeous) schedule for you to follow and keep track of all the fun!

Hope to see you at ScrapMatters this weekend!

May 5, 2011

iNSD Speed Scrap at ScrapMatters

I'm so excited about tomorrow night. I'm going to be hosting my first speed scrap at ScrapMatters! If you ask me a good old fashioned speed scrap is the best way to celebrate iNSD! So make plans to join me tomorrow night in the ScrapMatters chat room!

Apr 25, 2011

4/23/11 Saturday Special

Simona (lightmistress) is hosting a fabulous Saturday Special over at ScrapMatters. It's all about photo collages! It totally inspired me to finally scrap some photos of Tori's bathtime tea party I did with her when she was little. I totally love my layout! You should definitely head over there and check out this awesome challenge!

*image linked for full credits*

Apr 6, 2011

April 5th Tuesday Template

Just wanted to pop in share this week's Tuesday Template Challenge over at ScrapMatters. The template is by the fabulous Yari of Jady Day Studios and it was really fun to work with! Here's what it looks like and what I did with the template:

*image linked to gallery with full credits*

Doesn't that template look awesome?! Just click the preview of the template to head over to the challenge and play along!

Stay scrappy,

Apr 4, 2011

Wanna Be A ScrapMatters Girl?!??

Well then here's your chance!

*Leave 10 meaningful comments a day in the gallery
*Monitor the gallery postings and report layouts that are violating forum rules
*Periodically conduct interviews for the Sunday Spotlight Blog
*Periodically choose Layouts and Projects of the week
*Select layout and project of the month
*Be active in the ScrapMatters Girls Forum
*The opportunity to post on the ScrapMatters Gallery Stand Out Blog (not required)

And (what you all want to know) Here are the rewards!
*One full kit from selected designers each month
*The opportunity to earn up to 30 dollars more in gift codes by leaving more
comments than required
*All site SM designer collab kits
*Monthly designer collabs after enabling
*The ScrapMatters Stack exchange kit
*The newsletter kit before it is available to the public

I was part of the team for over a year and let me tell you, it was the best! It's not only a fun job with great rewards, but also the best place to make the best friends. So get your apps in and if you have any questions for Amanda before sending in your app just head to the official thread in the forum by clicking HERE.

Stay scrappy,

Mar 27, 2011

Oh Yeah! I Have a Blog!

I know. It's been awhile. A long while. December was, well December. Plus I got put on bedrest for the rest of my pregnancy, so that added to the craziness. Then, finally, Jan. 10th I had little miss Bailey Ann! After many trips to the hospital and more blood work than even I wanted to deal with, we finally got told to get ready for the c-section. Things went pretty well. My BP jumped right after my spinal block, but then leveled out and Nick was brought in and we had a baby! Her official stats were 8lbs, 10oz and 19 1/2 in. long! My shortest baby and my heaviest LOL!

Anywho! As you can imagine getting life back on track took some time and I didn't fully get back into the swing of things, scrapping wise, until this month. But it was so wonderfully awesome because I got to be a guest on the ScrapMatters Hybrid team!! WooHoo!! I've had such an awesome month and I've totally scrapped my butt off. If you want to see some of that awesomeness, just use the link over there ---> and check out my gallery.

And it gets better. Oh yes. So much better. Cristina has asked me to stay on as a perm. member of the team! Can I get WooHoo!?! I accepted, of course, but at the same time I had to make the decision to step down from a couple of my other commitments. I've seriously worked my butt off this month with everything and I've felt like I haven't given my all. So at the end of the month I will officially no longer be creating for Plum Dumpling Designs and I will no longer be a ScrapMatters Girl. I'm going to miss both groups SO much, but I really felt it was time to move on. I'm definitely still creating for WM[squared] Designs and Band Geek Designs.

Speaking of Liz (Band Geek Designs) she just competed and won Design Star at ScrapMatters. What does that mean? She's an apprentice there and selling there now! I'm so happy for her and so excited about the future for her. Congrats Liz!!

I'm so glad to be back fully and really looking forward to the new ventures I'm making in my scrapbooking. And before I leave I have a little SM news. Starting tomorrow ScrapMatters is breaking out the spring cleaning supplies and having a huge sale!

All the designers are going to be having fabulous sales and you definitely don't want to miss out on them. Here's a look at what Wendy is going to be having available!

So don't forget to check out the shop this week and be a part of these awesome deals!

Stay scrappy,