Friday, December 12, 2008

A Christmas freebie and more styles!

I am SO loving all of this testing I get to do! Bannerwoman's new styles are just gorgeous!

You can find the styles at Digitals, or DigiScrap Warehouse.

I made a little freebie so that you can see the chipboard and glitter up close.

Download HERE. I've switched to File Savr for my hosting. You won't have all the ads and you can leave a comment without logging in first. Enjoy!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Falling Leaves and some new products!

I have had so much fun the last couple of days! I got the opportunity to test some of Bannerwoman's new styles - just beautiful! There are two paper styles, seven felt styles and a cork style set.

You can find the styles at Digitals, or DigiScrap Warehouse.

I created a freebie to show you a couple of the ways the styles can be used - the leaves are made from the felt styles and the leaf border, tag and papers use the paper styles. I layered colors over the top to get the plain colored papers. There is a full alpha with upper- and lower-case letter, numbers and symbols. The alpha, square frame and brads use a picture I took last year of one of our leaf piles. Mega-Doodle Inspired's Mega-Alpha Cutter #2 made it a snap to create an alpha!

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Just had to share...

I found out about this from an email and had to pass it on. I know I've enjoyed her templates and here is a chance to give back a little. The remainder of this post is copied from the email I got.

For Unto Us...
A Very Special Kit for this Very Special Season

100% of the Proceeds from the Sale of For Unto Us... will go to help PDW Designer Courtney Wilson's nephew Crew, and sister Megan with their medical expenses.

HERE is the link to purchase the kit.

A Note from Courtney:

We all go through rough patches in our lives. And as we go through these hardships, we lean on each other and our faith to comfort us. Tragedy has recently befallen one of our own. Megan, the master behind the templates of Racketty Scrappety was, until recently pregnant with her third and fourth children. Nearly three weeks ago, 28 weeks pregnant, her water broke and had an emergency c-section to deliver her babies. Both of which were born without heartbeats. While the doctors were able to resuscitate one of her sons, the other, Baby Dex, didn't make it.

There were a number of complications, none of which caused any of the others. As Megan learned after the fact, her water breaking was the best thing that could have happened and was what allowed Baby Crew to be born fast enough to save his life. Megan has been generous enough to allow us all to share this time with her. You can read more about this amazing Mother and Son duo at

Crew, is currently in the NICU and riding the "roller coaster" that accompanies this. We, here at Plain Digital Wrapper along with a few other great designers have joined together to make this beautiful kit dedicated to Crew.

Included in this kit are over 50 papers, over 150 elements, 5 alphas, $10 worth gift certificates from various designers, over 50 of the templates from Racketty Scrappety herself, and a free gift with purchase! All proceeds will go towards Crew's mounting medical costs. It is called "For Unto Us..." and embodies the true spirit of Christmas.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Mega-Doodle Products

You have to try these new products from Mega-Doodle Inspired! She has released layered patterns that make it easy to create multi-colored plaids and argyle prints. This kit comes with Layered PSD Files, .pat files, .psp and .pspimage files, Overlays AND PNG Files so that you can use them with just about ANY software! SO much fun to play with! Go check out her blog to see what some of the other testers have created. The pattern sets are available either separately or as a bundle.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I got two awards the other day! Thanks so much!!

I received this award from Jody of Munchkyn Scraps!

This award is called the "Proximidade Award" or the "Friendship Around The World Award". The award is meant to highlight blogs that are pleasing or special in some way and to extend the hand of friendship around the world.
The rules are that once you receive this award, you must pass it on to eight other blogs.

This one is from Lisa of Designs by Lisa Minor!

This is the Gold Star blog award. Here are the rules -
If you receive this award, you must pass it on to 3 other blogs.
If you have already received this award, you don’t need to pass it on.
You must post on the chosen winners blogs to let them know about the award.

I'm going to choose the blogs to pass this on to at a later date or this will never get posted! I do have some new products from MegaDoodle Inspired to tell you about and a freebie to give you, so I will be back soon, I hope!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Playful Alpha and a new Mega-Doodle Inspired product!

Mega-Doodle Inspired has a fun new action out to create transparent stickers! You have the option of flat, puffy or super-puffy - and the effect is adjustable so that you can tailor it to your element. There are actions for PS and PSE. You can see them HERE.

I had fun testing this one - I can tell I'm going to be using it a lot! For now, I've made a puffy sticker alpha to match the rest of the Playful collection. And yes, there are more pieces to this collection in the works. I've been quite busy settling into the homeschool routine, but it should start to even out now.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Playful Collection - Chalkboard

When I first got this last testing assignment from Mega-Doodle Inspired, I thought, "Oh, goody, football". Not that I couldn't test it anyway, but I have two young girls that are into princesses, not sports. Not even my husband is particularly into sports. Once I started playing with the brushes that she includes, I fell in love!!!!! There's a brush that makes it look like you are writing with chalk - especially on her chalkboard paper! Too much fun!

The Football Plays Assembly Kit and the Footbal Word Art & Brushes will be available exclusively at Commercial Create in a Huge Collaboration Grab Bag from 21 Sept - 05 Oct and then will be available separately in her stores after that.

So, to show you just how versatile this can be, my kit has absolutely nothing to do with football. I was inspired by some (old-2004!) pictures of my daughters playing with sidewalk chalk on the driveway and created papers and elements to match.

Included in this kit are two doodled chalk papers, seven "construction paper" solids, a doodled frame in three colors and word art in two colors. The color scheme is the same as the previous paper pack so these will coordinate.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

An oops!

I just noticed that I forgot to rename my papers in the last freebie. That's what happens when I try to do too many things at once! The link below has been updated with the new file. The papers are the same - they are just named correctly now!

Check back on Sunday for a new freebie - I had so much fun with this one!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Exciting News and a Freebie!

I'm an official product tester for Mega-Doodle Inspired! I've always loved her products and I'm especially thrilled because Brandy is one of the few that makes actions for PSE. Her latest product has just been released - Mega-Pattern Set 01. She has all the bases covered here - versions with pattern sets for PS, PSE and PSP and even a set of overlays if you can't use pattern sets. She also includes awesome tutorials for PS and PSE if you don't know how to work with pattern sets. You have to check these out!

I made a paper pack for you using some of the patterns in the set. As you can see, you can even layer the patterns to get more options. The color scheme is one I will be using frequently when I create paper and element sets, so you will eventually have a mega-kit!

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Cornucopia of Colors Add-On

I finally got a chance to finish up the word art I was working on to go with Cornucopia of Colors. I was almost done yesterday but then we had some severe thunderstorms and I didn't want to be on my computer.

If you haven't downloaded the papers and elements yet, just scroll down a bit. Don't forget to stop by all the blogs to get more parts to this beautiful kit!

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I do have another kit in the works for you, but it will be a few days since we started school last Thursday and we're still getting back into the routine. The first week is always the hardest!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Cornucopia of Color

It's that time again! The ADS Designers have put together yet another fabulous collab. The theme this month is Cornucopia of Color so you will have plenty to choose from for all of your fall pictures! The links will be up for at least 30 days, so there's no rush if 4shared isn't behaving today. Please be patient if the links aren't up right away as there are designers from all over the world in many different time zones.

Here's my part - there are separate downloads for the papers and elements. Once you're done, hop on over to the next blog for another piece! Be sure to check back later because I have some coordinating word art in the works. I had hoped to have it finished for today, but we had family visiting.

A closer look at the patterned papers...

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And here are the links to the rest of the pieces...

Amber LaBau
Andrea - MemoriesByScraps
Beth <--- you are here
Brooke & Joni
By God's Design
Carol R
Crazy Diamond
Kathy Goldstein
Lioness3 Legacies
Lori Imel
Lori J
Michelle Blagg
Nancy Schmidt
Scrappy Cat
Virginia Higgins

Monday, August 4, 2008

Zoo Spirit update

We have another piece to the Zoo Spirit Collab Kit - it can be found at Scrap Fiends.

UPDATE: This blog apparently hasn't been set up and I can't find the email to check it. Sorry!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Zoo Spirit

Climb on board the Zoo Spirit train to pick up all the pieces to our MEGA collab kit! I've seen many of the previews and you won't believe the variety this time! Almost 50 designers from the ADS Designers group have put together this treat for you. The links will be up for at least 30 days, so there's no rush if 4shared isn't behaving today. Please be patient if the links aren't up right away as there are designers from all over the world in many different time zones.

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Follow the Zoo Spirit train to these other fabulous freebies!

Amanda Truitt
A Zone for Digiscraps
Brooke & Joni
Burkhart Scrapzone (Michaele)
Buzybee Designs (Penny Lewis)
By God's Design
City Scribe Scraps
Crafter's Boutique (Mardesia)
Creations By Rachael
Creative Digital Scraps by Chiara
Creative Dreams
Designs by Crazy Diamond
Designs by Lisa Minor
Erika (PinkuPixie)
Gone Scrappin' Designs
Heartprints Digital Designs
Kalo Designs
Kelly's Sanity Saver
Kim's Scrappin'
Lady V dZine
LBCreations: Designs by Babette
Lei at fairydustprincess-magicmaker
Lighthouse Designs by Beth <----- You are here!
Lighthouse Scrapping and Harbor Designs
Lori Imel
Michelle Blagg Designs
Monica at Random Inspirations
Munchkin Scraps by Jody
Nadine: Scrappinmamma
Nancy Schmidt
Panda Bear Designs
Serina,s Designz
Scrappin with Doodle
Scrappin' with Ladye
Scrappin' with Jersey Girl
Scrappy Cats
Scraps by Shilo
ScripityScrap Designs
Share Joy
Stacey Crossley
Stellarific Creations
The Scrap Loft: Kathy Goldstein Designs
utski can scrap

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Backyard Playground

Today's the day the MEGA collab kit Backyard Playground is revealed! Over 40 designers from my ADS Designers group have put together this treat for you. The links will be up for at least 30 days, so there's no rush if 4shared isn't behaving today. Please be patient if the links aren't up right away as there are designers from all over the world in many different time zones.

Here's my part - there are separate downloads for the papers and elements. Once you're done, hop on over to the next blog for another piece!

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And here are the links to the rest of the pieces...

Aeryn at Munchkin Scraps

Becky at Life In The Texas Panhandle

Brooke at Ahhh Scrap!

Crystal at DigiScrapalicious

Crystal at The AMAZED Scrapper

Dawn at Bearlyscrapping Designs

Debbie at Beckmoore's Designs

Debi at Sweet Adaline Designs

Denise at Designs By Crazy Diamond

Donna at Mamadukez Creations

Erika at PinkuPixie's Bits -n- Pieces

Heather at H.S. Designs

Joni at Ahhh Scrap!

Joy at Share Joy

Karen at Lighthouse Scrapping

Kathy at Carolina Girl Scrap Creations

Kathy at the Scraploft

Kay at Grandma's Pixels

Kelly at KSH Scrapping

Kim at Kim's Scrappin'

Krisi at Krisi's Kreations

Lara at Lara's Digi World

Leaonna at Busy Scrappin

Lori at ScripityScrap

Melanie at By God's Design

Melanie at Scrapping Life As It Happens

Melanie at Sweet As Mel

Michaele at Burkhart Scrap Zone

Mollie at SwordaScrappin

Monica at Random Inspirations

Nadine at Scrappinmamma's Digitals

Nancy at Scrappy Cats Designs

Nikki at Just Passin Thru

Patty at SHA Scraps

Penny at Alliekat Creations

Rachael at Creations By Rachael

Shannon at One Scrap at a Time

Sheila at abyscraps by Sheila

Stella at Stellarific Creations

Sue at Scrap Stew Sue

jadensmama at Scrapping With Tammy

Utski at Utski Can Scrap

Thursday, June 12, 2008

CU Felt Texture Overlay

Here's a Commercial Use overlay for you to do with as you please. I wanted felt for a kit I'm working on and created this overlay from a scan. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My first post!

Hi! I've been digi-scrapping since September of last year and I'm completely hooked! I have two daughters that I homeschool so I really like being able to sneak in a few minutes here and there.

I will be offering digi-scrapping freebies from time to time, so please stop by later on! I have a couple of kits in the works.