Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hybrid Day: Magnet Fridge Games

Hi everyone. Rach here on this fine Wednesday to share with you my latest hybrid projects. Now, I have to admit, I am not the most natural hybrid artist. I am not that creative with physical objects ((sigh, but it's true)). And I mostly imitate what I see others do, and there is nothing wrong with that. But today I am super-proud because I came up with this little game all by my 'big girl' self!

I was browsing through Lyndsay's shop for some inspiration and found that quite a few of her kits have food products in them. I thought, why not make a Fridge Magnet game for my kids so they can sort ANYTIME foods (foods that they can eat everyday if they want to), and SOMETIME foods (foods that are not for everyday, but every once in a awhile).

I used quite a few of Lyndsay's kits to produce this game, but it was worth it and my kids already LOVE it! I used a bunch of products for this one!

Check it out!Here are the kits I used to make this adorable game! I used the Frames, papers and sweet treats from this gorgeous collab from Lyndsay Riches' and Ziggle Designs called Hey Sweetie.

I used the Veggies from this adorable kit from Lynds called Pizza Fresca!
I snagged some more candies and sugary foods from Sweet Halloween !
The Soda or 'Pop' as we Pittsburghers call it, and the popcorn came from Lyndsay and Suzy Q's Now Playing Collab.
Tons of fruits and the alpha came from this adorable collab from Lyndsay and Kristen Aagard called Fruity Cutie.

I really love how it turned out!! If you want to take the plunge into hybrid but you are nervous, a fridge game is an easy way to try it out! Until next time - soak up the sun and enjoy the day!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Surprise - Reach for the Sky

Hey everyone, Lisa here with another Saturday Surprise! :)

This week I've created a quick page for you with Lyndsay's amazing new kit 'Reach for the Sky'

and here is your quick page, hope you like it! :)

click HERE to download.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Behind the Page: June

Happy Summer Scrapbookers! It's time for another Behind the Page, with me, Kala! Today's edition brings me to one of my favorite layouts EVER (and I don't use that word lightly!) with one of the CUTEST colabs ever! Have you seen Hey Sweetie from Lyndsay and Kami (of Ziggle Designs)? If not, it is certainly high time that you do!

If that doesn't say SWEET to you, I don't know what will! This kit is PACKED with fun goodies for your summer pics, whether it's for backyard cool treats or if you're looking to scrap your favorite carnival yummy sweets! For me, it was a great inspiration to allow me to show and tell about a sweet memory of my daughter...

This was one of those kits that directed where the feel of the layout was going to go. With the help of a template from Nanie's Designs I was able to use lots of bits and pieces from the colab (as well as from the add ons) to chronicle my girl who's typically not very camera-loving into a sweet little take on how she loves to turn on the charm for a certain giant teddy bear. I am amazed sometimes at what a kit has to offer takes an ordinary moment into an extraordinary memory. I hope you can find inspiration in this, or any of Lyndsay's fabulous kits!

Enjoy scrapping those summer memories!


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Reach for the Sky!

Hi everyone,
Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Di here, and I just wanted to pop in and show you Lyndsay's new releases at the Orchard. With serene colors, inspirational word art, and fun doodled elements, Reach for the Sky will have your layouts and projects soaring to new heights!

Reach For The Sky - 20% off till Jun22 now $5.99 (reg: $7.99)

Here's some inspirational layouts from Lyndsay's team.





and one from me

Digital Stamps are all the rage at the moment, and Lyndsay brings 2 new sets that co-ordinate with two of her previous releases.

This Place Called Home - Digital Stamps

Tropicana - Digital Stamps

I hope you've found some goodness amongst this lot! Be sure to check out Lyndsay's store at Scrap Orchard, for these and many more awesome products.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday Surprise!! It's Freebie Time!!

So all this month Lyndsay has been the featured digital scrapbook designer in the Scrap Orchard newsletter! If you are subscribed to Scrap Orchard's newsletter you have been able to download a part of this awesome kit by Lyndz - Apple Jacks!

Now don't worry if you missed some parts as the kit will be added to Lyndsay's store next month. For your surprise this Saturday, I've made a couple of alphas for you that co-ordinate with Apple Jacks - I hope you like them!

You can download Part 1 here & Part 2 here (both hosted on

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Meet Sarah!

Hey everyone! Yo here, bringing you another CT spotlight. I get the pleasure of introducing you to Sarah, aka zachandavasmom.

Your Name? Sarah

How long have you been on Lyndsay's team? Since September 2010

Your favourite Lyndsay product?

Your favourite layout created using Lyndsay's stuffs?

Where do you get/what gives you - your scrapping inspiration? My kids, usually. A great picture usually screams at me to be scrapped and sometimes I love a kit so much that I just have to find a photo or take a photo that matches it!

Do you usually start with the picture or the paper? Usually the picture, but as I said, sometimes the kit just jumps out at me! I generally do elements first so that I can use them all then match the paper after. I know I am backwards!

Your favourite snack/drink while you scrap? I don't usually eat or drink, unless it is a glass of wine or maybe a beer.

Anything else you want to tell everybody????? I have a wonderful husband, two crazy kids (zach is 4.5 and ava is 3) and my terrier mix, Zave. I am so grateful that my husband helps so much or I would never have time to scrap on top of my two full time jobs (mom and speech pathologist at a special education preschool.)

Do me a favor and check out Sarah's gallery - you won't be disappointed!

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday Surprise-Brighter Days Ahead

Hi, everyone! I hope you're having a good weekend. It's hot and humid here, but we're off to a carnival. I'm looking forward to it, but I don't know how long we're going to want to stay in this heat. To hopefully brighten your day a little, here's a cluster frame made from Lyndsay's Brighter Days Ahead. I love the soft colors and versatility of this kit.

Brighter Days Ahead is available at Lyndsay's Scrap Orchard store by itself or in a bundle.

Now onto the freebie! Download here or by clicking on the preview.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Blast From the Past | Talkin' About Boys

Hey all! Bre here to showcase one of Lyndsay's older kits. This month we're taking a look at {Talkin' About the Boys}. I just love the browns and blues and greens in this kit, and all the grungy elements. It's perfect for scrapping any boy in your life (and maybe even your girls!) Take a look...

And here's some inspiration for you!

by Honey Bee - Britanee

by Lyndsay

by Rachel

by Honey Bee - CaroB71

Super cute, right? and if you don't have this kit yet, use the coupon below and take 40% off!
Coupon: LR-JunEBlaST
Expires: July 15, 2011
(NB: coupon is not valid with any other discounts or offers)

And if you've used this kit, link us up so we can leave you some love!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Saturday Surprise Freebie!

Hi everyone,
Di here! And yes...I know it's not Saturday. We're a little late this week, but nevertheless here with your Saturday Surprise.

I was looking back at some of Lyndsay's older kits, and came across Mommy Deerest which today is still one of my favourites.


I thought today I'd share a Quick Page I made with this gorgeous kit. Click HERE or on the image below to grab it.


Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a scrapping great week!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday CT Find!

Hi everyone!
Di here. And today I'm bringing you another of my finds around the wonderful world-wide web.

I love using sketches as a jumping off point for my layouts. One of my favourite sites for inspiration is Pencil Lines. I've been using Pencil Lines for a few years now, and they now have around 240 sketches available on their site. New sketches go up weekly, and there is always fantastic inspiration from the Pencil Lines design team. Another great feature is that their sketches are also converted to digital templates, which is a great time saving option for us digi scrappers.


Pencil Lines says: Pencil Lines is a blog all about using sketches to expand your artistic horizons, get you outside your box, and lift you out of scrappers block and to help you get more layouts done. It is about thinking outside your normal processes to create something wonderful.

So go take a look, you might just find a sketch that really inspires you to create something extra wonderful.

Till next time,