Friday, March 4, 2011

New blog!

Well, you guys, it has been a really busy couple of weeks. In addition to my regular CT duties, and home/mommy duties, I have been in the Designer Darling Contest, as you probably already know! Well, it was a hard six weeks, but I learned so much over the course of the contest! I went into the contest hoping to learn something  about designing, because I had only ever made one other kit ever! Well, I must have learned well, because... duh, duh, duuuuuh......


Wow oh wow! I couldn't believe it when I made it the the final round, and then all of the wonderful final entries! And I was one of five ladies who was offered a spot in the Design Team at Stuff to Scrap! I am so excited! And I'm working furiously to get a few extra kits made to have for the grand opening! No word yet on Grand Opening day, but I will let you know soon!

In other news, I decided that with a new store, it would be good to have a 3 Li'l Monsters blog, so here is the link.

3 Li'l Monsters Designs

Please update your bookmarks and be sure and follow me on the new blog, too!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Add-on Mini Freebie!

Well, it seems that when I get to designing, I have a hard time stopping! I just get on a roll, and inertia keeps me going! =) So you are the winners in this situation!

I have one more freebie for this week... an add-on to the beautiful Vintage Romance Mini-Kit. Make sure you grab both this freebie and the mini-kit that was posted a couple of days ago. I have several freebies on my blog, so grab them while you can! I will be removing the links to these kits at the end of this contest.

So without further ado, here is your Add-on!

Download here or here.
If you like my kit, please leave me a comment... I love hearing your comments! And if you would like to see me do a theme, or have any other fantastic ideas... I want to hear them!

Enjoy and happy scrapping!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Here's another freebie!

Well, I have a beautiful layout to show you today, made with my Round Two Designer Darling Mini-Kit! I was so surprised and impressed when another member of one of my CT's told me she had made a page with last week's add-on! She did such a great job, I just had to share it with you! Thanks, Mara for allowing me to share it here!

OK so I have another freebie just for you from this week's Designer Darling Contest. I made a QP from the kit! I like to try to scrap with any kit I make, just to make sure there are enough elements and to make sure they go together cohesively, so here is the result! =)

Enjoy and happy scrapping!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Week 3 Designer Darling Contest Freebie!

Well, it's week 3 at Stuff to Scrap! I have been having such a great time with this contest, and have learned so much! This week we had to get our inspiration from a photo that was given to us in our packet.

So as soon as I saw the photo, I thought of all the great times (and all the complaining we did) while canning peaches in my mom's kitchen. But after looking at the palette, it just kept saying romance to me. Our wedding was blue with a touch of peach, and the color palette reminded me of vintage roses. So I decided to go with a vintage romantic theme. Hope you enjoy it!

Download it at Stuff to Scrap.

And I also have a CU Freebie of the Victorian Shoe Pattern that I made for this kit. Just add your own papers, etc. and voila! you have a beautiful Victorian shoe for your next kit!

Download the CU Freebie here or here.

Enjoy and happy scrapping!


Monday, January 31, 2011

Quickpage Freebie, too!

Well, you guys, I should have been in bed hours ago, but I got to playing around with my new Sweet Tea and Cupcakes Kit and spent waaaaaaaay too much time! lol. But in the process I ended up with an adorable layout and I made it into a Quick Page for you to download, too!

Here is my layout....


And here is the Quick Page....

Download here.

Don't forget to go over to Stuff to Scrap and vote! And while you are there, go to the preview thread and download all of the great Week 2 Kits!

And now I'm going to bed! I'll see you in a few days with a Week 3 kit (hopefully)! Now go VOTE! =)


Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's Time to Vote!

Well, now is the time for the shameless begging! lol. It's time to vote for your faves in the Round Two of the Designer Darling Contest. There are so many great kits this week, it is hard to choose the two best, but I would appreciate it if you would go over to the forum here and vote... not necessarily for me... but it would be nice! =) Voting closes at 6:30 pm Monday. I am listed as:
3 Lil' Monsters - Sweet Tea and Cupcakes.

I have one more freebie for this week. I have created a coordinating alpha, to go along with the free mini-kit from earlier in the week.

Download here or here.

Enjoy and happy scrapping!


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sweet Tea And Cupcakes Cluster and Siggie Freebie!

Well, this is going to be short and sweet because with all of the excitement of designing this week I have neglected my other important tasks, like housework. Who needs a clean house anyway?

But I was playing around with the Sweet Tea and Cupcakes kit that is my submission to the Stuff to Scrap Designer Darling Contest for this week, and came up with this sweet cluster freebie. I made it smaller too for a signature for all of those great forums we hang out in!

So here you go....

Download here or here.

Enjoy and happy scrapping!


Friday, January 28, 2011

Sweet Tea and Cupcakes Mini-Kit Freebie!!!!

Well, here we are again! It has been a CRAZY week! This week's mission was to create a color palette from two colors, and then create a mini kit with no Commercial Use items. Most digital scrapbook papers are made by making a pattern and then adding an overlay to add some texture. Well, when I am designing, I tend to turn to these tools WAY too much! So this week was a real challenge!

I spent the first couple of days figuring out what I wanted my theme and color palette to be. And then I had to figure out how to make my designs look real without relying on CU items. So I went on a search in my house for things I could use for texture on my papers. I tried cloth, cardstock, blankets... you name it I probably tried it! Well, some of my experiments were complete flops, but I was able to make a few textured overlays! Yay! It was a difficult week, but I feel like I learned SO much about design... which is exactly why I am in this contest!

So anyway, you probably don't need to hear about all of my creative adventures, so on to what you really want to see!

The inspiration for this kit came from my love of all things Tea! I have a collection of teapots, and have a cup of hot tea more than occasionally. It is a tradition in our house to have a tea party for almost any special occasion, even when that occasion is just Tuesday! I hear "Mommy, can we have a tea party?" several days a week... and I thought it was fitting to make a kit to commemorate those special moments.

When I figured out what my theme was, I started thinking about what colors would work best for my theme and this is what I came up with:


So anyway, you probably don't need to hear about all of my creative adventures, so on to what you really want to see! So without further ado...

Sweet Tea and Cupcakes

Download at Stuff to Scrap.
And just for my bloggies.... I have this add-on to go with the mini:
Download at either of the following links:

Check back in a couple of days and I might have some new goodies for you!

Thanks for your support and happy scrapping!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

How Much More Quickpage Freebie

OK, my peeps.... It's voting time! It has been a great week at Stuff to Scrap and all of the entries are in! There are so many great mini-kits with lots of add-ons too!

If you didn't see my entry, here you go....


Download it at Stuff to Scrap.

Well, I really would appreciate a vote for my kit, but be sure and check out each of the amazing entries here.
I am listed on the poll as 3 Lil Monsters Designs - How Much More. And like I said I would love it if you would vote for me!

Well, enough about me.... and on to the freebie! I made a Quick page with my kit... I hope you like it! 


Download Here!

Enjoy and happy scrapping!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Designer Darling Contest

Well, it's been such a long time since I've updated my blog, you might have thought I fell off the face of the earth. Not so, but it's been a crazy busy month! The day after Christmas, my family and I left to go south, and did a whirlwind road trip starting in Williamsburg, VA and ending in Orlando, Florida that lasted over two weeks! I have over 1200 pictures to sort through and scrap! Looks like I have my work cut out for me! LOL.

Well, I have signed up for a designer contest, and I am a little nervous, but my goal for this contest is not necessarily to win, but my goal is to learn as much as I can about designing!

So we were given a color pallette and a few simple instructions and we had to choose a theme ourselves. So I actually started designing before I had a theme, and I really wanted to add some birds. And it seemed that whole time I was designing the verses in Luke 12 kept going through my head, about how much more important we are to God than the sparrows of the air and the flowers of the field. So hence the title of my kit! I hope that while you are scrapping with this kit, you remember how much God loves you!

So here is my first week's submission and a freebie just for you!

 Go to Stuff to Scrap to download this part! The download links are in the credits section of the gallery.

And while you're there, please leave me a comment if you like the mini-kit, and check out all of the other designers' submissions. There are so many great kits, and even more to come!

So now for the moment you've all been waiting for!! Dun, dun, DUH! The freebie add-on for this kit!!

Download here or here.
Enjoy! And please leave me a comment if you like the kit! Happy Scrapping!