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Friday, January 29, 2010

New Release Friday- Food For Fans and Blog Freebie

Hello! It is Friday and there is another new release from Chelle thie week. Apparently, Chelle knew that all the sports fans and well fans in general needed a kit so show off all the foods that we enjoy, so she came up with Food For Fans!

It is also available in a bundle with Play the Game which is perfect for scrapping all of Super Bowl pictures!

And check out some the awesome LOs from the CT:

By Jill:

By Jan:

By Kim:

By Liz:

By Chelle:

By Janine:

And here is a coordinating blog freebie:

Here is the link to the freebie: http://scrapmatters.com/shop/product.php?productid=3725&cat=1

And that is it, have a great weekend and see you next week!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

February Desktop Freebie

It is the last Tuesday of the month and if you have not figured it out already - the last Freebie of the month is a desktop calendar for the next month! Enjoy.

Uses these great products from Chelle's Creations:

Sweet Thing by Jeni Hopewell and Chelle's Creations (also uses newsletter freebie and blog freebie)
With Thankful Hearts from Chelle's Creations
"The Real Thing: Frames" from Chelle's Creations
Scrap Like Lori from Chelle's Creations


You can grab it HERE

Be sure to leave a little love... it is the month of love afterall!


Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday Memory Spark

Rachelle (yes there are two of us...the designer and the creative team member) here with my very first post. I do have to apologize for being late with this post…so I’m going to make it short. As the New Year approaches we all start thinking about how we are going to reevaluate our lives or what resolutions we can make. For me January has been those things but it has also been about spending time with my family. My grandmother’s birthday is at the end of January and for as along as I can remember we’ve always did something to celebrate with her. We may have met at someone’s house or we may have met up at a restaurant but we were all together to celebrate her birthday. There is not one family member who doesn’t think the world of my grandmother. I’m always amazed that all families aren’t like ours. As an adult I treasure the time I spend with my family, especially my grandmother. As the end of month nears I’m getting excited about the time I will be spending with my family. I can already hear all the noise from everyone talking really loud to the children running around. My challenge to you is to think of a person who you treasure. It could be your parent, grandparent, or a friend. Whoever it is take time to think about how they have affected your life.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Release Friday: Sunny Side Up and Word Bites

Hello! It’s Friday and that means New Releases!  Chelle has cooked up this wonderful breakfast themed kit called “Sunny Side Up”.  Wonderful kit with a retro kitschy feel to it.  Makes me think of Sunday Mornings. Stay tuned to the end of this post because there is a coordinating freebie.  Images are Linked.

And here is a cool wordart add on:

It is too cute for words and look at the fabulous LOs:

By Liz:

By Melissa:

By Jan:

By Rachelle:

By Fiona:

By Kim:


By Jill:

By Janine:

By Krisi:


And here is the coordinating freebie:

Image is Linked.

That is all.  Thanks for hanging in until the end.  Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next week!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sneak Peek Thursday: Rise and Shine

Hello!  Here am I to bring the sneak for this week.  This release is getting some great reception from everyone who has seen it and I am no exception.  Here is the sneak:


Cute huh?  I love the colors of this kit!  Come back tomorrow for the full reveal and the LOs from the CT.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday Freebie: Half Moon Bay QP

Hello!  Here is Liz and I have a Tuesday Freebie you.  It is a Quickpage using Chelle’s kit “Half Moon Bay”.  I love this kit.  Here is the LO it is based on:


And here is the linked preview to QP:

Half Moon Bay QP Preview

Okay, there you have it.  Have fun enjoy and come back on Thursday to see a sneak peek of Chelle’s new release.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Memory Spark Monday

So I completely spaced writing this post today, but I have this great book that Chelle once recommended to her CT called The journaler's handbook by Tracy White. So when I am stumped on what to write about I can open it up and find some great prompts.  WIth P365/P52 fresh in everyones mind I opened to the "everyday" section.  I am a frugalista (means I love being frugal and using coupons for EVERYTHING), so when I saw these prompts I knew that was what I wanted to talk about today!

*Where do you shop for groceries?

*How much money do you spend on groceries?

*Do you like to use coupons?

Think about when you were a child - do you remember these details? I remember some but how fun would it be to know more.

Coupons were something we were always using at the grocery store. As teenagers we ate what I would now think is a lot, and I wonder if my girls will be the same way, and wonder what the grocery budget was for my mom during my younger years. Did she keep a budget, or was my mom like me where we just spend the money and it all works out in the end. I know she was not as into couponing as I am and I don't remember multiple trips to the same store each week.  She worked during the day and often into the night just so we would have money for extra things so grocery trips were usually to FoodMaxx which had good prices all the time with a few bargain items as you walked in.  I remember seeing the totals around $100 every week or two - seemed like a lot then and really seems like a lot now.

What fun that was to look back at what we did as a child. But what about now?

Written to my youngest daughter (2) - who loves to go shopping with me.

A budget, well I am not very good at that, we are starting though. I save lots of money each month for the items we need - just not always at the exact time we need them. But as with everything sales go in cycles so I buy when it is on sale, save it and then have a pantry area in the house to go "shopping" at when I need it. A few of my favorite stores to grab the best deals are Walgreens, CVS, Safeway and WinCo.  Trips to the drug store with you seem easy, but the grocery store I almost prefer to go alone, unless it is to run in and grab three or four items. I use all kinds of coupons, from the Sunday paper, from the internet - printed out, from magazines, in the store on displays. I collect coupons. When you see them coming off the shelves at the store you yell "cupon", and then you want to hold it yourself - so I often grab two so when you drop yours I still have mine. Couponing is not only fun but an essential way of life for us - we needed a way to lower our spending and this helps so much. I hope you continue to enjoy saving and shopping with mommy.

And now my journaling is done for a page when I discuss our daily activities - which just happens to be the topic of a challenge Chelle is hosting over at ScrapMatters! Check it out here.


Friday, January 15, 2010

New Release Friday: Sweet Thing and a Freebie

Hello!  Chelle has teamed up with Jeni Hopewell over at Scrap Matters to come up with this fabulous kit “Sweet Thing”.  It is perfect for Valentine’s and any other sweet layouts you may want to scrap!

I love it!  And here is what the CT did with it:

By Bre:

By Fiona:

By Liz:

By Alli:

By Krisi:

By Kelli:

By Jill:

By Jan:

By Janine:

Gorgeous!  And Chelle has a great Freebie addon for the kit!  Check it Out:

Image is Linked

And that is it!  Thanks for hanging in during this long post and I will see you next week!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sneak Peak Thursday: The Sweet Life

Hello!  It is has been a long time since I have had a sneak peek for you guys.  It has been crazy.  Chelle has a collab coming out with a special someone over at SM on Friday.  Here is the sneak:


Adorable isn’t it?  And I would mention that if you love this sneak peek to sign up for SM’s newsletter as well.  That is all I have for you guys but come back to check out the new release and some wonderful layouts from the CT ladies.

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Releases- Borderlines: Winter

Hello!  Long time no see.  Things have been crazy for everyone around here including me and Chelle.  I think 2009 kick everyone around a little bit and we all just needed 2010 to get here.  Chelle has put together a great new product for this week:  Borderlines: Winter.  The perfect accent to any winter page! 


I love these! And check out what some of the CT whipped up!

From Janine:

By Liz:


Go check it out and I will be back on Monday with our Memory Spark Monday posting.  Until then guys!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Freebie Tuesday!

Hi everyone! It's Fiona here for another Tuesday Freebie!! Woo hoo! Today I have a QP for you:

It's based on this layout of mine:

I made it using Chelle's Day By Day: Starter Kit

and Chelle's Day By Day: January Mini Kit

These kits are perfect for Project 365 too! All images are linked. Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Memory Spark Monday

Welcome 2010! It's a new year with new beginnings. I always love this time of year (and September too for the same reasons). I feel like I have a fresh start ahead of me and I always feel like getting organized and ready to jump back into routine after the season full of parties and lots of "extra" happenings going on. January 4 is my Birthday, so that always make things feel "new" to me too...another milestone in life, very close to the new year. I haven't always made New Year's resolutions, but I am feeling particularly committed this year and so I have a smallish list of things to work on. I'll call them my resolutions. What are yours?
So, all this "newness" makes me feel like I can take on the world, or, OK, at least a project.
Last year, I tried to do P365 (where you take a picture a day and scrap them one week at a time)...notice "tried" is in italics, because I didn't finish:( But, I learned along the way where I went wrong and I am going to try again. I am feeling energized about this. I went back and looked at the few P365 LO's I did last year and it was fun to remember those days, exactly a year ago now. And I thought "how cool would that be to have the whole year of memories, big and small, chronicled like that?" So, my determination is renewed. I will complete P365 in 2010 and next year, I will have all of 2010 to look back on day by day.
Whether yo do P365 or not, go back and look at what you were scrapping, doing, writing, photographing a year ago...it's really neat to look at a year later and see what has changed and what is still the same.
To get myself ready for P365, I went back and took my week 3 photos from last year and did a "practice" LO using Chelle's new P365 kits...Day by Day: starter kit and Day by Day: January mini.

Isn't it bright and fun? I think I am ready!

Have a happy Monday everyone!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Day by Day- Project 365 Kits

Hello and Happy New Years to all. Chelle has some wonderful new products for you. It is Day by Day and it is to help out with Project 365 layouts. There is a starter kit with papers, date elements, and wordart as well as a January mini kit made specifically for the month. Take a look!

And here is the great LOs the CT has made with them:

By Jill:

By Jen:

By Fiona:

By Janine:

By Becca:

And there you go! Have a great weekend and don’t forget to sign up for the Journaling class if you haven’t done so already, it starts on the 4th. Take Care!