Friday, February 27, 2009

McKenna's Charity Kit Is Ready To Go

Sweet little McKenna needs all of your help!  Come to our charity chat on Sunday night at 10pm EST for the launch of McKenna's kit "A Mother's Love."  

A Mother’s Love was created by the thoughtful and generous designers of Scrap Outside the Box to help the family of McKenna Elise Conrad. McKenna was born January 12, 2008 with a cleft lip and cleft palate, which occurs in one in every 500 births. Now one-year-old, McKenna has already undergone numerous procedures to repair her cleft lip, resulting in $5,000 in medical bills. She is scheduled to undergo palate surgery on March 6 and that amount will more than double. Sadly this is all after health insurance has been paid. Her family is in dire need of financial assistance and you can help.  McKenna is very near and dear to our hearts, because she is the niece of Scrap Outside the Box owner, Dani Fenning. It seems only natural that we reach out to her family in the best way that we can, by creating a sharing a fabulous charity kit and donating the proceeds to this needy family. A Mother’s Love is the perfect title for this warm, colorful collaboration full of flowers, butterflies and rainbows. What better way to show that you care while getting a beautiful kit in return.  All proceeds from the sales of A Mother’s Love will go directly towards the family's medical expenses. Your help and support are greatly appreciated.  To read more please go here:

Look at these fantastic previews!

Receive the quick pages free with purchase for a limited time!
I also have a quick page freebie for you today using my Vintage Nature Mini Kit which is now available in my store!
Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Look, Newsletter, and a Reminder

Check out my blog, isn't it bright and fun!!  I am ready for warm weather and so I dressed up my blog to tide me over.  I made it with my After The Rain kit!

I'm also starting a monthly newsletter filled with tips and inspiration and more.  Please sign up today.  It's over on the right above the about me section!

I also wanted to remind you all that game night is tomorrow!!  Join me in the chatroom for some fun and prizes!

Here's a template for you!!
Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

LOTD Starting At SOTB

Get your little patooties over to Scrap Outside The Box and start scrapping!!  On our store blog, layouts will be featured each day.  To be considered for LOTD (layout of the day), the layout must use at least 75% SOTB products.  So, go to my store and have fun shopping, scrap your layouts and get them uploaded to the gallery!  At the end of each week one layout will be chosen as the layout of the week and the winner will be featured in our newsletter (you can sign up here) and receive a $2 gift certificate to SOTB!

Have fun with that and here is another quick page freebie for you today!  Get the full kit, Tranquil Evening, while it's on sale!  Only until Friday!
Happy Scrappin'

Monday, February 23, 2009

Game Night

This Thursday night at 8pm EST in the SOTB chatroom, come and play some games with me!  You can win prizes and everyone gets a freebie just for showing up!!  It's going to be lots of fun, our chats always are!  So, mark your calendars today so you don't forget!

Here is my kit for the next round of the designer challenge I'm in.  It is free for 1 week and then it will be in the store!  Enjoy!

Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Just A Warning

I've recently heard about some nasty viruses being sent through 4shared and, of course, that's where my freebies are hosted.  Because of this, from this point on, my freebies will be hosted on mediafire or  So far, it seems that those sites are safe.  I don't want anyone's computer to come to harm, I've been through it.  Not fun at all!  Download previous freebies at your own risk.  Any from this point on will not be on 4shared!

Friday, February 20, 2009

New Kit In Store!

New kit, or I should say revamped kit, in the store now!!  Here's a matching quick page just for you!! Enjoy!

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Belated Valentine's Freebie

I just got Art Rage and it is soooooooooooo fun!!  If you haven't heard of it, it is a program that goes hand in hand with photoshop.  You can paint, color with crayons, use glitter, and more and it's only $25.  You can't beat that!  I love playing with the glitter and I don't have it all over the house this way, lol!  

Don't forget about my mystery shopper challenge, there are winners everyday!  All you have to do is place an order for $5 or more and you're entered!!  Go check out my store today!

I made you some glitter hearts to play with, have fun!
Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hope For McKenna

McKenna was born on January 12, 2008 a happy, healthy baby. Now one year old, you might not notice the small scar on her upper lip, but when she gives you one of her ear to ear grins, you'll discover the huge hole in the roof of her mouth. You see, McKenna was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate.

McKenna has already undergone a number of procedures, including wearing an uncomfortable contraption called a latham appliance in order to bring her upper palate close enough to sew together her lip.

But her trials do not end there. McKenna still has several surgeries to go through to repair the gap in the roof of her mouth and dental reconstruction and then years of speech therapy to help her speak normally.

McKenna's parents, already struggling with lost jobs, expensive health care and the burden of childcare, are facing mounting medical bills with no end in sight.

In her short life, McKenna has already experienced more discomfort and pain than most of us will in a lifetime, but that doesn't stop her from being the most smiley baby you'll ever meet.

So if you would like to help McKenna and her family, please purchase our "Hope for McKenna" charity kit. All proceeds will go directly to the family to help with medical bills. If you are not a digital scrapbooker, but would still like to help, you can click the donate button on
McKenna's website.

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Please Join Me!!

Join SOTB Owner Danielle Fenning for a Tricks of the Trade Crop. Learn a Photoshop technique live from the experts and earn a posting bonus for trying it out! Then make suggestions for next month's crop! After tonight, these will be scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month.

Will you join me for this fun crop?  I would love to "meet" some of my blog readers and SOTB is a very fun place to be!!  Come on over tonight at 10pm EST!  The girls are so much fun, you will love it!

And a heads up, starting in March, Tuesday nights at 8pm EST will be my speedy scrap crop!  Mark it on your calendars, I want you all to join me!

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Kits And A QP Freebie

How's everyone doing today?  Are you enjoying the blog train?  I hope so!  I just uploaded some new kits to my store, yay!  If you haven't heard about the Mystery Challenge I'm doing, listen up! You have the chance to win a free kit every single day!  If you purchase a full page kit or place a $5.00 order, your name is entered to win a free page kit!  Every day come back here to see the winning number, good luck!
My New Stuff! 

Happy Scrappin'

Mystery Number Winner For 2/15

Congrats, you won your choice of a free kit from my store!
Contact me for your coupon!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

DAC Blog Train

We are chasing the winter blues away with this fun blog train!  You will get all sorts of freebies with these bright, springy colors!  If you have never been here before, please bookmark and come back, there are a ton of freebies for you here!  I also just opened up my very first shop at Scrap Outside The Box!

You can find the list of all the blogs participating here!

My part is called You Are My Sunshine and was inspired by my boys!

Here is a layout I did with it!  Have fun!

Now available in my store!

Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Win A Kit Everyday

Would you like the chance to win a free kit everyday?
Go here, buy your favorite page kit, and wait for an email with your mystery number.
Come back to this blog the next day to see if your number is the winner!  
Good luck!

Congrats, you won your choice of a free kit from my store!
Contact me for your coupon!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Next Round!

Here is the next round of the designer contest for you!  Don't forget to check out yesterday's post for a coupon for 20% off my store!
Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Grand Opening Sale!!!

Here is a sneak peak at some of the kits in my store!!  Also, scroll down to get a coupon code for 20% off.  Only valid through February, so hurry!!

I also have a cute little quick page freebie for you!!  Enjoy!!
Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My New Store!

Ok, I had a quick mention of my store yesterday, but didn't have time to go in depth because I was at my sister-in-law's for the weekend!  A wonderful kid-free weekend!!!  But, now it's back to work and I have to tell you all about what's happening.  My store officially opened yesterday, it was very exciting!  Right now, I only have a few things for sale because I'm just starting.  More will be added pretty often, I'm working my little designer butt off, lol!  Here are some previews of the kits for sale right now:

This first one is called Inspire Me, you can find it by clicking here!
These two beautiful layouts were created with my Inspire Me kit by Vero The Sahm and you can find her blog by clicking here!

The other kit in the store right now is called Tranquil Evening.  You can find it by clicking here!

I put this layout together with this kit and a picture of my youngest.  Of course, this layout doesn't even scratch the surface of what is available in this kit, but it gives you an idea!  

I made a Quick Page for you out of my layout for your freebie today!  Enjoy and go check out my new store!!

Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, February 7, 2009

My Store Is Officially Open, YAY!

Go check it out, I have some fantastic stuff in there!! I'm so excited!

Click here to see my store!!

I'll have a much more in depth post tomorrow, but for now have fun browsing the few things I have in there!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Designer Challenge

This is the first week of a new challenge I am starting where I can win an awesome Wacom Tablet package deal!!!  I have wanted one for ages, so I'm hoping I can win one!  We had to make our own doodles for this round.  I made my doodles into glitter puzzles, the castle, the frog prince, and the wand.  Each round we receive points for the kits we make and then our points are added up at the end.  Lucky for you, you get the chance to receive each kit free before it goes into the store.  So, here is the first round.  Grab it before next Friday on my blog, and after that in my store!  Wish me luck!

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My First Blog Award!!

What a cool surprise today when I read my blog comments!  I got my very first blog award, so exciting, lol!!

I got this award from Tishia!

The "rules" of this award are that I must:-
1. Put the logo on your blog or post. (Right click on the logo above or at the bottom of the page and save to your own computer.)
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude!
3. Link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post with the person from whom you received your award.

Oh my goodness, trying to nominate is really hard!!   In no particular order, here they are:

1. Scrap Outside The Box - 

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Pretty New Desktop

Scrapping a layout for your desktop is so fun and it looks so nice!!  I just started doing it in December and now I'm addicted.  It's super easy and brightens up your whole workspace!  You should definitely try it out!  Here's mine, isn't it cute?

And I have a template for you today too.  Enjoy!

Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Blog Train Starts Today!

All aboard!!  

Welcome to my lovely blog readers!  To those of you who have never been here before, take a look around and bookmark me!  This place is full of freebies!

So, who wants a huge mega kit full of Valentine's stuff?  The blog train is leaving the station, come along for the ride.  You can grab my piece of the Forever Mine kit and then follow on to the next link all the way through the train.  If you get lost along the way hop on over to the blog train blog.  The entire list of participating blogs is on there, you can see who you missed!  Here are the previews of what you are going to get!

A tip: All of the designers are in different time zones, so their piece of the blog train may not be up yet.  Just come back to it later to get it!

Are you ready to get started?  Here is my piece, have fun on your trip!!

Your next stop is BrandiB!

Happy Scrappin'