Thursday, January 30, 2014



Before I show you Frostbitten, I want to let you know that her Just Chill Sale ends tomorrow (Jan. 31)  If you purchase the Just Chill Kit, you will get the Just Chill Word Art for free!

Just Chill Sale - Til jan 31


I worked with Frostbitten a few weeks ago, but I need to show you this.  The winter here in Ontario has been snowy, blowing, and bitterly cold.  So when I seen frostbitten it was ideal for my winter photos so far.  I love her snowmen, and also the touches of sparkle.  It made me think of the freshly falling glistening snow.  Aside from the kit itself, there are also coordinating packs of journal cards and word art.

FrostbittenFrostbitten - BundleFrostbitten - JCFrostbitten - Wordart

Since we are headed for another weekend of freezing rain, I thought I would show you my double page spread of our last (major) ice storm.  I must say first that walking around trying to take these pictures was quite hazardous!  There was just nothing to hold onto.  I loved the colours of the kit (and the sparkle) and have also combine this kit with some of her Christmas kits! 

Jennifer_Leaving a Legacy Designs - Frostbitten - Icy

So while you are bundled up inside, think of working with Frostbitten.


It’s Winter Out


It’s Winter Out!  Okay I am not exactly stating the obvious.  It’s Winter Out is the next winter collaboration by Mommy Me Time Scrapper and The Scrappy Kat.  It is filled with all of the fun activities of winter.  Hockey, snowmen, sledding, warming by a fire, its all there.   You can find this collaboration as well as the quickpage pack on sale for 40% off for a limited time.  The previews below are linked to each store.

mmts_tsk_iwo_SNPpreview_fullIt's Winter Out - Quickpages

I have been busy scanning old photographs and I had happened to come across the following set of photos.  They are back when my father was a child.  They lived on a farm, on a road that rarely got ploughed. (think maybe three times the entire winter!)  The snow and snowdrifts were so high.  I am secretly, okay not so secretly hoping I do not see that much snow ever unless it is on a ski hill!

MMTS & TSK - Its Winter Out - 1959 pg1MMTS & TSK - Its Winter Out - 1959 pg2

Those hills were the inspiration for my freebie.  If you would like it, simply click on the preview below.

MMTS & TSK - Its Winter Out - Border Freebie Preview

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bell Lets Talk Day


Today, January 28th is Bell Let’s Talk Day.  Bell Let’s Talk is a multi year charitable program dedicated to mental health.  Since 2010 Bell has committed over $62 million to support a wide range of health organizations, large and small, from coast to coast.  I personally know of 5 organizations in my community that have benefited from this program.  Mental health comprised of many different conditions including by not limited to:  Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Addictions, Tic Disorders, even forms of Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease are classified as Mental Illnesses.  So many of these illnesses are suffered in silence and are suffered by everyone. 

Today, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives for every:

  • Tweet using the hashtag #BellLetsTalk
  • Facebook share of the Bell Let’s Talk image (This can be found on the Bell Canada facebook page HERE)
  • Text message sent (by a Bell customer)
  • Mobile and long distance call made (by a Bell customer)

You can do these as often as you would like, and each one will count.

This is a cause that is close to my heart.  I do not work for Bell, and truthfully I am not even a customer of theirs, but this isn’t about Bell as a company.   Today is about ending the stigma of Mental Health, and raising money to help research, educate and help those who need it.  If you are reading this, it means that you already have internet access, which means that helping does not have to cost you a cent.  All it takes is a couple of clicks of your mouse. 

In honour of today, I have created some journal cards with some quotes that I thought was appropriate for today.  If you would like them, you can download them by clicking on the preview below.  They are all 4x6 or 6x4 is size.  They will only be available for the rest of this week.


Thank you for any help, even if it is just passing the message along. 


Friday, January 24, 2014

P12 2014 - January


I am posting this post a little early.  The kits below this one will be available until about 4-5am EST Saturday, but I seen that her new release from last week is still currently free in her store, so I wanted to give you some time to pick it up for free if you want it and haven’t grabbed it yet.


Now on to Saturdays new release.  (As said above I am posting this a bit early, so if it is not in her store yet please check back after 6am EST)  I want to show you P12-2014 – January by Romajo.  This she she has started out with one colour palette for her entire 2014 series with.  (And don’t think for a second that there will be a shortage of colour!)  Today January’s Monthly kit is being released, as well as a pack of solid papers that include all of the colours.

P12-Romajo-Jan14-previewP12-Romajo-Basic14-preview-solids (1)

I have taken the advice from a friend, and I have started photographing Lego figures.  I must say it is quite a change from real people.  They stay where I put them (mostly), no complaining, and are available 24/7!  I ending up buying a yeti back in November and had set him aside since there wasn’t anything snowy outside yet.  Well come the end of December and through January he has been hard working.  I loved using this kit to scrap a favourite photo of mine.  He is buried in the snow that had arrived.  I also have some freebies for you.  I made the following journal card in both portrait and landscape to suit your needs.  You can download them by clicking on the preview below.

Romajo - P12 2014 January - Snow DayRomajo - P12 2014 January - January Freebie Preview(Template: Scrap by Numbers 1 by AK Designs, Font: Brock Script)

Have a wonderful night/morning,


Cherry Tree Lane


What a January!  I know I am behind a bit in sharing things with you, but it couldn’t be helped.  I am going to try to get you up to speed today and tomorrow though.  So much to see. 

Releasing today is the newest collaboration between Growing Pains Scrapped and Mommy Me Time Scrapper.  Cherry Tree Lane is based off of the Lady who is practically perfect in every way, Mary Poppins.  You can currently find all pieces of this collection on sale for 40% off.

GPS_MMTS_CherryTreeLane_PreviewFullCTL GlittersCTL QPs

I have always loved the scene in the movie where they jumped into the chalk drawings.  Where they rode the merry go round which eventually (with help from Mary Poppins) jumped from the merry go round and led to more adventures.  “Anything can happen if you let it.”  I used this quote to create a border freebie for you.  As I was making it I thought it would also make a cute journal card and have included it for you as well.  To download the freebie simply click on the preview below to start the download.  You will also want to head to the blogs of Mommy Me Time Scrapper (HERE) and Growing Pains Scrapped (HERE) if you are interested in some more freebies.

MMTS & GPS - CTL - Painted HorseMMTS & GPS - CTL - Freebies by Jenn Preview

That is it for this post.  I will be back later,


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Winter Cozy


Mommy Me Time Scrapper and The Scrappy Kat have joined forces to bring you kits filled with winter.  Yes I did say kit(s)!  The first one being released is Winter Cozy and is all about being warm in the cold weather.  Hats scarfs and mitts are a must, but there is also warm drinks, a fireplace and some adorable critters all dressed to stay warm.  You will notice that there are two previews below for the same kit.  It is the same kit whether you purchase it at Scraps N Pieces or Scrap Takeout.  The previews are linked to the store that is on the preview.


I had too many choices with this kit.  Has that ever happened to you?  Where you want to use so many elements and papers and you end up can’t choosing?  Well that happened to me.  I have kept everything to a minimum on this page, but it was hard.  I wanted the sweater feel of the paper to show through with the pops of red to bring attention to the photo, elements and title.  I have been big on creating journal cards.   Still having trouble using them, but I love how they add a little touch of elements, whimsy to your journaling.  Especially when pocket scrapbooking where things are often limited.  So I have created a journal card for you.  You can download it by clicking on the preview below.

MMTS & TSK - Winter Cozy - Warm & CozyMMTS & TSK - Winter Cozy - Journal Card Preview

You can find some more freebies if you check out both the blogs of Mommy Me Time Scrapper (HERE) and The Scrappy Kat (HERE)  My next post won’t be until later tonight, so be sure to check back then.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Playful Squirrels


I am shocked by the weather lately.  If you would have told me that I would be going from windchill and blizzard warnings to 10 degrees Celsius in a matter of 5 days, I would have said you were nuts.  That would never happen.  First off the last blizzard warning in our area was in 1978, and the time before that was in the 40s so that is unlikely.  And then warm up 50 degrees or more – not going to happen.  Well it did.  Its crazy.  I am liking the warm temperatures although the rain is causing some issues.  A bunch got trapped between a snow pile and my house so I have been dealing with water in the basement, and the roads are flooding, and now freezing.  So I am here inside where it is warm and safe.  What are you up to?

I want to show you today a new collection by Romajo. Playful Squirrels was inspired by Chip and Dale.  (and it is HUGE --- Oh and on sale for an amazing price.  Only $3.75 for the entire bundle!)And I have to admit it was nice not to think of winter!  Take a look at the kit and bundle:

PS-Romajo-previewPS - Bundle

And here is a close up view of the extra pieces included in the bundle:


I have been fighting off a sinus cold, so I didn’t get a chance to make a freebie for you, but here is my layout, and you can check out Jlynn’s blog HERE for a freebie.

Romajo - Playful Squirrels - Awesome

Have a wonderful Sunday,


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Do you like to blog and post things on facebook?

The Scrappy Kat, Mommy Me Time Scrapper, & Growing Pains Scrapped are looking for a Social Media Assistant to post about events and new releases on their designer blogs and Facebook pages. Compensation will be all our new releases with no layout requirement! What an easy way to get more free digital scrapbooking kits than you will know what to do with! 
If interested in applying or to find out more information, send an e-mail to


Friday, January 03, 2014

Fresh Start


Happy New Year! I have a fresh new kit for you today from Leaving a Legacy Designs to start off your new year.  Fresh Start is part of the January Bits N Pieces at Scraps N Pieces.  The colors this month were hard to resist.  This bright fun kit is perfect for any and all layouts especially those of new year goals and plans!  Check them out and remember each piece is only $1 the first week! The element pack contains 50 elements and the paper pack has 24 papers!


It was so fresh to see these colours.  I love Christmas and the Holidays, but I was getting a little tired of seeing all of the Christmas kits.  (Don’t get me wrong, there have been some beautiful kits released – I was just in overload)  January usually means resolutions being made, or goals being set.  Do you do either of those?  I have stopped making anything.  I mean why wait until the New Year to make changes.  As one of my layouts below explains, that after having such hi hopes for 2013, it was disappointing and frustrating to find out that it was actually turned for the worse.  So this year I am just going in the way I am now, and we shall see where this year takes me. 


Be sure to check out all the pieces of the Bits N Pieces this month! Each piece is only $1 each the first week! I hope you are having a great start to your new year. Leaving a Legacy Designs will back in full swing Monday, January 6!!


Thursday, January 02, 2014

January at SNP

**Here is a copy of all of the goodies that have started at Scraps N’ Pieces
Wow...what a year 2013 was, and now here we are in 2014!!  It's a new month and a new year, so Scraps N' Pieces has new goodies for you.
January Store Collab Kit - Frosted Windowpane
January Bits N' Pieces
Be sure to grab this the first week while they're on sale for just $1 a pack. ** I will be back tomorrow with some layouts!
January Store CU Grab Bag
New Challenges
With the new year, comes new challenges.  We've add an Inspired by Pinterest Challenge and brought back the Project 52/365 weekly challenge.  Be sure to check them out, play along and earn forum points.
Speed Scraps

That’s what they have so far.  I hope that you can join in on the fun, or even just the great deals!