Friday, April 29, 2011

Penny Candy

Hello There Everyone! Crystal here to bring you a fun penny candy showcase! Today I wanted to showoff one of my all time favorite KCB kits! It's such a fun one to me because it has KCB's feminine touch yet it's still totally usable on little boy pages! And it's on sale so it's a steal you don't want to miss!!

And here are some pages for you to see Daydream Believer in action!

by Me (see a boy!)

by Terra

by Shannon

by Rochelle

by Rebecca

by Lizzy

by Kiki

by Kay

A Gorgeous card by Joana

by Jacinda

by Heather
They are all oh so pretty!! I love how unique and different they all are! It really is one of my most favorite kits and if you don't have it you definitely need it (go snag it here!) !! xoxo!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Kit Showcase: All About Her

Happy Tuesday, everyone! While it's pretty much the height of a scorching summer where I am, a whole lot of the world is experiencing spring. I wanted to highlight one of my favorite KCB kits that is packed with all kinds of sweet springy goodness--among others. Here's All About Her:

This kit was one of my very first KCB purchases! One, I'm such a sucker for these colors--pretty and fresh! Second, it's packed with all kinds of yumminess that makes it perfect for AAM pages. Third, the varying pattern papers here allow for ALL KINDS of layering combinations and whatnot. Seriously--just check out these pages from the CT:

From Yari:

From Shannon:

From Kiki:

 From Laura:

From Kjersti:

From Heather:

From Rebecca:

And here's my layout:

See what I mean about varying mixing and matching going on? LOL. There's just so much prettiness in this kit, and it lends itself to all kinds of different pages and styles. :) I hope you enjoyed this little showcase and if you DON'T have this kit yet--uuuum, hello. Go get it already! :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Gorgeousness is blooming!

Kristin has the most stunning spring-time kit in the shoppe today! You have to see it, just to see how beautiful it is. And take a look at what the CT did with it. I'm absolutely breathless when I look at these.

So get over to Kristin's store to get this on sale today.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Free BragBook!!!!

The creative Team has come together to create a 10 page 4x6 bragbook using Kristins fabulous kit~ A Whimsical Garden!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hybrid Showcase!

Hi everyone! Lex here with fresh hybridy picks from spelunking in Kristin's Gallery--the talent and skill of these hybrid artists just blow me away! :) And just in time for Easter, here're some projects showcasing her adorable Hippity Hop kit:

CTM Laura whipped up these hybrid eggies

Check out this sweet Cupcake Box by sigmakap95--this is just as awesome as the little giftie inside!

Rocking the Hybrid Wall Art is apphotos with this:

Aaaaaaand just to mix things up a little, how about this Family Design Tray by Neverendingjen? She used Baby Boy for this one and it seriously blows my mind :)

Hope you enjoyed these and can pass by these artists' galleries to leave a little love! :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Are you always On The Go?

Are you ready for a fun scoop from Kristin and Misty Cato? This sweet kit is called On The Go and it's jam-packed with so many goodies for your vacation, travel, transportation layouts.

Also released this week is a very special collaboration from nearly 50 designers in support of a pillar of the Sweet Shoppe - Lauren Grier...but just call her La.

It's called A Little Help from my Friends, and it's only available in April. So pick up both these kits today to get them on sale and start some special layouts with On The Go and this awesome new collab!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Renew" - Sweet Shoppe's Portfolio #13

I thought it would be fun to see what our creative team did with one of the portfolio challenges at the Sweet Shoppe. I chose #13 - One Little Word Challenge: Renew! Scrap a layout based on that word (use it as your title!), and this is what they came up with. They are all so different which is what I love about the portfolio challenges. I love seeing the different interpretations for each of them.

by Crystal, using Baby Girl
by Laura, using Baby Boy
and by myself, using Bookworm
We would love to see your layouts if you participate in this challenge... be sure to link us up so we can leave you some gallery love!

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's Not Just A Recycling Kit...

One of the things I love so much about Kristin's kits is how versatile even her themed kits are. She has so many non-themed elements and papers in them so you can use it again and again and again. I was going through Kristin's gallery today and wanted to show you, the readers, that Kristin's new release "Go Green" is so much more than just a recycling kit! The colors and all the fun outdoorsy elements make for some really beautiful layouts and hybrid projects. Check out the amazing creations I found in the gallery using "Go Green".

This layout by Sheri just blows me away, seriously STUNNING!
another gorgeous page by Kay
and an adorable layout by Rebecca
and a gorgeous altered coaster by Joana

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Go Green

Here it is!!! Go Green ~Such a versatile, BEAUTIFUL kit!!! Love the colours and it was so easy to scrap with!! Get it this weekend while its 20% off!!

Jacinda has created this BEAUTIFUL quick page for you all!

which you can download here!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sneaking a PEEK!!!!

Coming April 9th 2011.......

Spotlight on Lizzy!!

Hey everyone!! Crystal here with my first blog post here! I am super excited to be able to spotlight on Lizzy! I so hope you enjoy getting to know her and make sure you stop by her gallery and check out her amazing pages! I am sure you will be as inspired as I am!

How long have you been digi-scrapping? And how did you get into it?
I first looked at digi-scrapping back in 2008. I downloaded a trial of Photoshop (I can't even remember why), and as I was searching the web for PS tutorials, I came across lots of scrapping blogs, and quickly got hooked! I was pregnant at the time and soon fell away from it as I got close to my due date, and my son was over 6 months old before I had the time to go back to it again in January 2009...and I haven't stopped since!

What program you use? and what camera?
I use Photoshop CS5, and a plain old Sony point and shoot. It's nothing special, but I'm happy with it, mostly because I'm too lazy to learn how to use a DSLR!

Do you print out your layouts? Have you made any photobooks?
I have hundreds, probably thousands of layouts sitting on my EHD waiting to be printed. I have printed some pages, but mostly just to see what they looked like in print! I do plan on printing my pages in photobooks, but as I don't always scrap chronologically, I have yet to complete a book for printing (but I'm almost there on my 4.5yr old's first year book!!).

What are your favourite layouts and why?
Tough question! These would probably change if you asked me again tomorrow, but right now it's these:

I love this one because it's one of my favourite kits, and we rarely get the weather for beach trips here, so I loved these photos!

This was a page that was a long time coming because I never could decide how I wanted to do it, but I love how it turned out.

I just love how this one turned out, the kit was just perfect for my photos.
What are your favourite KCB products?
I tend to lean towards girly kits, so anything with pink! But I love these ones:

And my favourite beach kit ever:
What's your favourite type of picture to scrap?
I love everyday photos. 99% of what I scrap is my kids, and I try to capture little details, their personalities, quirks, etc (things that will probably change over time) so that we'll always remember them. I also love scrapping themed photos, because then I don't struggle with trying to match the photo to a kit!

What inspires you?
I'm always inspired by photos of my kids, especially if I manage to catch them smiling! I'm a template user, so it's always a template that inspires the start of my page, and it goes from there!

Do you have any digital scrapbooking tips and tricks you want to share?
Um...not really! I have learned though, to only scrap what I want and in a style that I'm comfortable with, and not in a way that I think I should or that others do. My favourite pages are the ones that I scrapped how I really wanted to.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hybrid Showcase

Hi everyone. I'm here to show off some of the amazing hybrid projects that have been made recently using Kristin's kits! Take a look!

Jackie made this cute everyday card using A Wonderful World:

Next up Heather made this gorgeous card (I swoon for pink) using Baby Girl:

Paula made this gorgeous wall art using Reach for the Sky, A Mother's Love, Bad Day Blues, and Sweet Escape:

And Colleen makes me want to go back to Paris with this hybrid page using J'Adore:

And last but not least, Joana made this beautiful shadow box using Sweet Escape:

So get your glue and scissors out and see what you can make this week using Kristin's lovely new goodies!