Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Freebie!

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great holiday weekend! I have been without internet for a while because something was wrong with it and they couldn't get out here for over a week! I almost died from withdrawal! LOL.

Today, I want to show you my latest hybrid project. It's funny because when you say hybrid, some people cringe and squeak, thinking it will be a long drawn out affair. But actually anything that uses digital products that are printed out to create something tangible could be considered hybrid.So this is a really simple project!

A couple of years ago, I bought a wooden advent calendar at Target, and last year I just put little slips of paper in each door, with an activity to do together as a family. Well, this year I decided to get crafty and make envelopes and cards to put the activities on, and I'm hoping that we can just use it again and again.

I used this beautiful kit from Jen C Designs to design the cards and envelopes and she has kindly agreed that I can share them with you! Be sure and check out her blog for more fun freebies, including a free download a day!

Here are the printables. Click on the caption under the preview to download. (For some reason, it isn't downloading when you click on the preview.) Just download and print on 8.5x11 paper or cardstock. The cards are blank, so you can add your own activities, using your photo editing software, or you can print them blank and just write the activities on them! Fold the envelopes and voila! you have a cute advent calendar.

Blank Tags

You could easily make a paper calendar to put them in, or string mismatched socks on a pretty ribbon. I have put some links for some really cute ideas to use each day. Making wonderful Christmas memories doesn't have to cost alot... it's being together that counts! So have fun, and Merry Christmas!!!

The Crafty Crow
Tuesday_To Do
Oh Happy Day
Dandee Designs
Quiet Fish


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

DSDI Thanksgiving Blog Train!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with thankfulness! God has been so good to me and my family this year, and I definitely want to express my gratitude!

After all the festivities are done, traditionally in the US, many people gear up to go shopping for the biggest shopping day of the year! And I am no exception... Yes I might be crazy to get out there with all of the crowds, but its a tradition with my husband and I to go out and shop on Black Friday. I am really looking forward to time with my hubby, who works long hours and I don't get to hang out with him often enough.

Well, we have some goodies for you today, from all of the girls at DSDI... each of us have made a beautiful quick page with the stunning collab "Retail Therapy" from the designers at DSDI... which is absolutely fitting for this time of year! Whether you get out Friday with all of the crowds, or you stay home and shop online, or maybe you are already finished with your Christmas Shopping, these pages will make keeping the memories easy! This is mine:

Download Here

Make sure you visit everyone on the train to get the entire set! Check the list below to make sure you have gotten everything!

Digi Scraps Drive-In
Giggly Polkadots
Kerry's Scraps
Gail's Moment in Time
The Cute Gets Cuter
Jen C Designs
Daphadilly Art
Mad Genius Designs
Amy!Scraps   <-------You are here!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Great new kit from HGD by Laurie Ann

I am so excited! I applied to be on Laurie Ann's Creative Team, because I love her designs so much... and I was accepted!!! YAY! I am so excited to a part of this great team! This is my very first layout with her AMAZING designs!


Be sure and grab your copy today!

Swoon by Laurie Ann {complete kit}

That Much Stronger Charity Collab

That Much Stronger, originally uploaded by liv4god4evr.

Well, the kit is finally for sale! It turned out beautifully and you will not want to miss adding this to your stash!! So go right on over to Scrapable and get your copy today!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Well, it has been absolutely amazing to see the outpouring of support for the Doudy Family! We have gotten a MEGA Kit together to sell for the Doudy's! Here is a preview of this AWESOME Kit!!!!!


Be sure and check back in a few days, so you can get all of the info on where to get it!! I like to keep you guessing! =)


Monday, October 25, 2010

Doudy Family

Hey everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

It has come to my attention that one of the designers that I CT for is having trouble in her life. Her husband has been diagnosed with cancer recently and desperately needs to have surgery within the next few weeks, and this has come right after him losing his job! They have no insurance and have other hospital bills from previous medical situations. So they need our help desperately! If everyone who reads this would just donate 5 bucks, the surgery would be paid for in no time! You can donate by using the link below. Thanks so much for your help!

Click here to lend your support to: The Doudy Family and make a donation at !


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser at DSDI!

I am so excited about all of the great things happening at the Drive In this week!!! We are having a Scrap-a-thon, which is super exciting in and of itself. But add the great reason we are doing it, and that makes it AWESOME. We are scrapping for Breast Cancer Awareness! Almost everyone in America knows someone who has been affected by cancer, and breast cancer is one of the worst! So to help raise money for research to eradicate it, the designers at DSDI have teamed up and created a absolutely beautiful kit. Anyone who buys the kit will be eligible for great prizes, including the entire store of Jen C Designs or CW Picket! Go right on over to DSDI to find out more!

As part of the festivities, we are having a MASSIVE blog hop! Here is my part of the Brag Book Freebie made with the beautiful Cancer Research kit called "Courage."

Download here.

Make sure you visit everyone to collect all of the pieces of the Brag Book and some beautiful blogwear, too!

Amy Scraps  <----You are here!
Drive-By Freebie Forum

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Daily Download at DSDI

We are having all kinds of fun at the Drive In! For the next ten days, there will be a free daily download of a great Fall kit, by Daphadilly Art and CJoy2Day!  Go visit the DSDI Blog for the download links! But hurry because each part of the kit will only be available for 24 hours! 


Friday, October 1, 2010

I have been busy!!

There are so many great new releases today, and I have been a busy beaver, making layouts and preserving memories! And stick around till the end of this post and you might find a surprise waiting for you! And I am sure I will be back later this week with some pictures of the wedding that I am attending this weekend!

So here we go!

First we have a really cute kit from Paper Planes! I have just started working with Alyssa and she is a great designer! Check out all of her great designs at Elemental Scraps! This kit is a part of the Color Play Mix and Match Kit for October so be sure and get everything you want!

Next, we have a great new kit from Jen C Designs called Hope for Tomorrow! You can get it exclusively at My Life and Scraps this month! This is an absolutely beautiful kit... I had a wonderful time working with it! In fact, I made a quick page using this kit available at Jen's Blog!

And last but not least, I want to show you a great new collab kit called Autumn Daydream from Caged Bird Designs, Girl Boheme, and Dora's LemonLove Creations available at Scrapable today!

And I haven't forgotten that I promised you a freebie, so here it is! Get this Quickpage here!


Thursday, September 30, 2010

DSDI October Mystery Collab Blog Train!

 I posted a few days ago about how excited I am about being a part of the DSDI Paper Shakers, and here I am with the first layouts I have made with the great products from our talented designers! This is the October Flavor of the Month... which this month is being released as a mystery collab. It might be a mystery exactly what is in this package, but I can give you a little clue.... It is TOTALLY AWESOME! Go right over and get yours today!

October Mystery Collab!

My Layouts using this kit!

The Team at DSDI has gotten together a great little blog hop with QuickPages, Clusters, and other goodies to go along with this kit! Here is my contribution:

Make sure to visit everyone so that you get all the freebies!
                                  Amy!Scraps  <---- You are here!  
A Damsel with a Dulcimer
Kerry's Scraps

Buy the kit here:
DSDI Store

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I am now a DSDI Paper Shaker!

What is a Paper Shaker, you ask?? It is the name of the Creative Team at the Digi Scraps Drive In! I am SO! excited about being a part of the team at DSDI... I have been really enjoying the challenges there over the past month or so; and when I was asked to become part of the store Creative Team, of course I couldn't say no!!! I jumped at the chance! There are so many great designers who call DSDI home, including our own Jen C Designs!

So go right over and check out all the great products at the Drive In... You will love it there! Here are some of my faves in the store right now! If you get over there before Sept. 30... everything in the store is 40% off!


Monday, September 27, 2010

Sale at DSDI!

Check out this GREAT sale at the Drive-In! Forty, I repeat For-TY percent off of everything in the entire store! You cannot beat that with a stick, as my daddy used to say!! But run, don't walk over there and fill up your basket, because the sale is ending in just a few days!

Help me save 40%!!!!


Monday, September 20, 2010

Dans Un Jardin

I just got finished playing with a bright, beautiful, garden-y kit, and I had so much fun with it! It's called Dans Un Jardin which literally means "In the Garden," and that title fits this mini kit perfectly because it is bright and sunny just like the garden! It inspired this cute layout about my daughter.

Go grab your copy right now!!

Happy Scrapping!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Challenge Layouts!

Ok, peeps, I've said it before, and I'll probably say it again - I love challenges!! Here are a couple of the latest layouts I've made for challenges! This one was for the Build-A-Kit Challenge at Digital Scrapbook Mania! If you rack up 20 points, you get a five dollar coupon for the store at DSM!!! How great is that... you can never have too much FREE scrapbook stuff! =)


And here is a layout I created for the Party Tray Challenge at Digiscrapaganza... This was a really fun challenge!  You have to follow the "recipe" to create a layout... and I love how this one turned out!

A couple more of my favorite sites for challenges are here:

So go right out and check out the challenges out there.... and you might be surprised what you come up with! I would love to hear about your favorite challenges, and see your entries!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Hi everyone! Here I am again after a terrible computer week... My computer decided to quit working correctly and would only start in Safe Mode! AHHH! And I hadn't backed up my pictures and stuff since June so I was going to lose a LOT of pictures if I wasn't able to get it working. I seriously was about to have an anxiety attack!  But I was able to restore it back to a couple of days ago and it was ok and I have since backed it up!!! Just a little reminder to back up your computer often! So to celebrate the fact that my computer didn't die, I am going to give everyone a fall word art freebie! I used this word art on a calendar that I am making for my family, but it would work on lots of different fall layouts! It coordinated perfectly with Jen's Apple of My Eye Kit! 

Here is my layout using Apple of My Eye from Jen C Designs and the word art by yours truly!

Pick up the word art here!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Check out Kiki's new Kit!

Kiki has outdone herself with this kit! She has lots of sweet girly kit and this time she has definitely made a great boy kit! With gears and splatters, stars and screws and metal mesh, it fits perfectly for boys of any age! Be sure and go grab it soon!

Here is my layout using this great kit!