Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Surprise

Hi Everyone! I was looking through all of Lyndsay's wonderful kits and came across Cuppy Cakes. Instantly I was wondering why I didn't have this adorable kit and had to fix that! Here's the page I designed with it.

Credits: Cuppy Cakes by Lyndsay Riches, Bikini Babe by My Four Hens
I also removed my pictures and made it into a QP for you! Download here.
Hope you enjoy it and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Customer Spotlight!

Hey there scrappers! Sarah here to bring this months customer spotlight! This month we are getting to know Ramona (the pest). I think her screen name is funny because, in my opinion, she is one of the least pesty and one of the nicest people around digiland! Let's get to the good stuff! (I must add that great minds think alike in that Ellie featured a project from Ramona in one of the latest blog posts and we didn't plan to be all matchy matchy!)

What is your username/name?
Ramona the pest

How long have you been scrapping?
I have been scrapping for about 16 years, but turned to digital scrapping about 4 years ago.

What is your favorite thing about digiscrapping?
I LOVE that my kids can't get into it! I also love that I can print a book, but still have a digital copy. When my son (now 12) was 3, he took his paper scrapped album outside and left it in the sprinklers. I was devastated and am still trying to recreate his book! With digital, I will never have to worry about that again.

Describe your ideal scrapping environment:
A quiet house, some chocolate to snack on and about 3 great kits to inspire me!

What is your favorite Lyndsay product?
I love Lyndsay's work! Picking a favorite kit is almost impossible. However, I ADORE her newest kit:
(note: the store is down at the time of this post but find this kit at Scrap Orchard in Lyndsay's Store)

I had to buy it immediately when I saw it in her newsletter! I can't wait to scrap with it!

Tell us a little about yourself:
I have 6 great kids who are the inspiration in all my layouts! I have been married for 15 1/2 years to my best friend and the love of my life! My favorite hobby (besides scrapping) is writing and although life is pretty busy now, someday I hope to finish at least one of the novels rattling around in my brain! I am also blessed with a son who has special needs. He has shaped me and tested me and taught me to love in a way I never thought possible. As a result, I find myself with a great love and passion for children who are born with extra challenges!

For fun, what are 3-5 things you can touch right now?
An empty Sobe lifewater bottle (my drink of choice), my camera (waiting to have Easter photos uploaded) and my 2 year old's new t-ball set (waiting to be put together)

Here are some of Ramona's inspiring projects:

Thank you for letting us get to know you better, Ramona! Remember to keep uploading those layouts and projects to Lyndsay's gallery at Scrap Orchard and you could be in the spotlight next!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

This Place Called Home Freebie!

The weather's beautiful here today so before I head outside to enjoy it, I wanted to pop by here very quickly to share this cute Quick Page freebie that I created using This Place Called Home!

Hope you enjoy it! Click HERE or on the image to download.

Have a great weekend!

Easy Peasey Hybrid!

Hey all, CTM Ellie here for today's post :)
I've been taking a look through Lyndsay's Gallery at Scrap Orchard and I came across a fab little project by Ramona the pest! Take a look at these...

Ramona has been very clever and created party invites from the Now Playing Hybrid Printables by Lyndsay & SuzyQ by adding the party details to the popcorn wrapper of the printables set! The idea of adapting an existing printable really appeals to me as my scrapping time is limited with two young kiddies. The image is linked to the gallery if you'd like to leave Ramona some love & below is a closer look at the printables that are in Lyndsay's store, again, the image is linked.

And you could even add to them using the kit!

So this shows that hybrid doesn't have to be so time consuming and involved, which may encourage you to give it a try :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

There's No Place Like Home and A FWP Offer!

Hi everyone,
Di here and what an awesome new release I have to share with you this week.

Home--there’s no place like it. Whether home is the place you grew up, your current residence, or wherever the people you love are, This Place Called Home will help you capture those precious memories and many more.

This Place Called Home - Fresh Fruit 20% off until April 27. Just $5.19 (reg $6.49)

Buy the kit, and this fantastic matching alpha will be automatically added to your cart. Regularly $2.99, but FREE WITH PURCHASE of the kit until April 28. Be quick.

Here's some inspiration from Lyndsay's creative team.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter.
Till next time,

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Behind The Page

Hello Scrappers! Kala here with your April edition of Behind The Page! I don't know about you, but here in Minnesota, it's been a ridiculously long winter. I'm ready for warmer days of grilling, the grass between my toes and some nice cool treats while I bask in the sun. So, since I am daydreaming of these things, I thought my Behind the Page feature should follow suit. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing Lyndsay's delicious A Cherry on Top kit, allow me to introduce you two!

And let's not forget the page that has me "ants"-y for a picnic (but, pardon my horrible pun)!

This is my daughter and her cousin enjoying ice cream cones after my hubby's delicious grilling for our Memorial Day cookout. I was watching them look at themselves in the reflection of the glass of our deck door. They were making funny faces, sticking out their tongues and giggling at the ice cream dripping down their chins like only 3-year-olds can do. So I opened the door and snapped them in this adorable shot together. I was even able to have little mini photo shoots with each of them separately. Because really, what is cuter than big blue eyes and button noses peaking out from over an ice cream cone?

So, there you have it! If you aren't already longing for some summer sweetness, I have a feeling this might put you over the edge. Enjoy my virtual ice cream treat with A Cherry On Top!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday Surprise

We've had so much to share with you lately that this week's Saturday Surprise has been pushed to Tuesday. I live near Washington, DC, and usually by April we’re well into spring here. This year’s weather has been so unusual that we’ve only just passed the period where each new day could find us in winter coats or short sleeves. But even if the weather isn’t reassuring me that summer is imminent, this week my neighborhood experienced another sign: our first visit from the ice cream truck. In honor of the occasion (and as a reminder that sooner or later it will be hot and sunny outside), I made you this summery photo cluster using one of Lyndsay’s older kits, Cool Summer. Both word art variations are in the zip.

Download here.

Cool Summer is here.

Psst…If you scroll waaaay back through the freebies category on the blog, you just might find a Cool Summer add-on to snag. Two freebies for the price of one! [Your choice of eye roll or head shake here.]

Happy scrapping!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Time for a Sneak Peek!

Thanks to everyone for your comments! I've picked a winner via and here are the results:
That's right - post #2 by Bobbi-Lynn is the winner! Bobbi-Lynn, email me at to claim your prize!


I have a new kit coming to you later this week...and I'm giving you a chance to win it! Just leave a comment here on the blog and I'll be back on Wednesday afternoon (April 20th) to pick a winner!

Please leave at least your first name, and check back on Wednesday to see if you're the winner! Sometimes I can't contact the winners because they haven't left an email or even a name! :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Little Help From My Friends...a Charity Collab for Lauren Grier!

A Special Fundraiser Collaboration

One of our friends in the community and talented designer Lauren Grier, fell severely ill and was hospitalized with life threatening blood clots last weekend. Lauren works incredibly hard as a designer and single mother and her sole income is the money she makes as a digital scrapbook designer. To help Lauren and her son Connor 48 designers have created A Little Help From My Friends which includes 85 papers, 185 elements, 4 alphabets, 2 fonts, 1 template, 1 photo action, and 1 paper stacker. It is an absolutely amazing collection of goodies and 100% of the profits from the sales will go to Lauren.

This kit will be discounted by 20% today ONLY!! And it will only be available for sale for the rest of April. You can pick it up from Sweet Shoppe or Digi Scrap Addicts.

A set of coordinating templates are also available from Digi Scrap Addicts:

And a pack of templates from the SSD Sugarbabes is also available from SSD:

You can also help by shopping at Lauren's Personal Store, Scrapfastic Designs.

Thanks for supporting Lauren! <3

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blast From the Past Wednesday !

Hi there everyone!! We are all here gearing up for our Spring Break and Easter holiday, and for me that means Spring Cleaning (BOOO HISS!). But it needs to get done, and someone has to do it! I am excited to tell you that this month's Blast From the Past kit called Spring Fling & Easter Things! It's totally adorable and perfect for all those Easter pictures!

Check out these gorgeous layouts made by Lynz herself, HoneyBees and her CT with this amazing kit!

By Lynz:

By Carrie:
By Britanee:
With Easter coming, you should 'hop' on the chance to snag this cutie! Lyndsay was kind enough to extend to you a coupon to grab Spring Flings & Easter Things until 4/30/11 at 40% off !!!

Coupon Code: LRApRBlaST
40% Off the Kit
Expires April 30, 2011

Have a great week everyone !!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Meet Lyndsay's CT Girls - Yolanda

Hi everyone,
Di here, and today I'm introducing you to Yolanda.

Yolanda has been on Lyndsay's Creative team since April 2010.

I asked Yo to share her favourite Lyndsay product with us.

And Yolanda's favourite layout using Lyndsay's products is this gorgeous layout using Mommy Deerest.

I asked Yolanda some more questions:
Where do you get/what gives you - your scrapping inspiration!
My children. You will almost always find one of them in my pages. They are why I do this.

Do you usually start with the picture or the paper?
I usually start with the kit/paper and then find a suitable picture for it.

Your favourite snack/drink while you scrap
Pepsi (or coffee, depending on the time of day) and something chocolatey!

Yolanda is an awesome scrapper. Why not head over to her gallery at Scrap Orchard, and take a look at more of her amazing work.

Thanks Yo for sharing with us.

Till next time,

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday Surprise!

Hey everyone! I've got a little stacked page freebie for you, created using Lynz's Lucky kit...

Here you go - hope you like it!

Download from 4shared here. Happy scrapping, everyone!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Huge Birthday Sale and lots happening at the Orchard!

Hi scrappers,
Di here. Lyndsay is away this weekend with the Orchard girls enjoying herself at Digiscrap*aplooza in Las Vegas. And while she's away....the mice will play...hehehe!

Have you heard....Scrap Orchard is having a birthday, and to celebrate, you get 35% off everything in store. That's right, you can get Lyndsay's amazing kits for a ridiculously low price. But you need to be quick, the sale is from March 31 - April 04 only.


And when you spend $10 in store during the birthday sale, you get this amazing collab for FREE!


The birthday celebrations begin in the Orchard on Friday night at 9.00pm EST with a kick-off chat! There just might be a whole lot of fun and freebies involved. To join the chat, go to the Scrap Orchard home page, and click 'Chat Room' on the top bar to login. It's sure to be a heap of fun!


So what will you be doing this weekend?
I hope you get to grab some great deals and enjoy some scrapping and laughter over at Scrap Orchard's 3rd Brthday celebrations.

Till next time,