I have a new kit at Sugar Moon . . . it's a bit more elegant take on Christmas, and it's called Christmas by Candlelight.
It got all the rich browns and deep reds of chestnuts roasting on an open fire - and perfect for those holiday parties, family photos, and other engagements that call for a bit more elegance than Rudolph or Frosty.
It also comes with a complete alpha - so you have everything you need! Put on some Nat King Cole and make some fabulous layouts!
I'll be posting some sample layouts later - or if you make some feel free to post them in the DID gallery!
Santa's Digi Express is starting! Seriously - it's going to be so much fun - I hope you can stop by and at least participate in a few challenges! There are going to be TONS of things to make for the holidays - greeting cards, recipe exchange, brag book pages, wish lists, Christmas caroling challenges . . . and so many MORE! I am so excited!
There's also going to be sales sales sales going on during the Santa's Digi Express - each day a different designer has their shop on sale - so please stop by everyday and see what new things are going on!!! You don't want to miss out on the fun!
My sale is going to include all these goodies . . .
and even new releases . . . so please stop by and get yourself something pretty!
Here's one of the newest kits for sale at Sugar Moon Designs - it's ready to jump out of the box and make some great pages all about the mischievous monkeys in your life!
It's called "Five Little Monkeys" and yes, it was inspired by the song! "Five little monkeys jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped his head, mama called the doctor and the doctor said, 'NO MORE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED!' "
It's so full of fun things - you're going to love it! Here are a couple layouts done by a very talented Creative Team Member, Elaine - she's so creative as you can see:
This kit comes with 20 papers and OVER 40 elements and one alpha! Everything you need to create a big banana bunch of layouts!!!
- There are ten total monkeys - five plastic and five paper monkeys
- There's also plenty of flowers, jungle leaves, photo frames, banner, garland - all sorts of cute goodies!
- There is of course a bed for jumping!
- Plus a sun, moon, rainbow and trees to set the mood!
Here's a great sweet potoato recipe that you might like to try - especially since Thanksgiving is fast approaching! I got the recipe from Taste of Home and it is delicious!
3 cups thinly sliced tart apples (about 3
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 5
medium), peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup soft bread crumbs
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cider vinegar
Place apples in a large bowl; sprinkle with lemon juice. Add the sweet potatoes,
syrup, butter, salt and pepper; toss to coat.
Transfer to a 3-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at
400° for 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring once.
In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, oil, cinnamon, nutmeg and
vinegar; sprinkle over potato mixture. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until topping
is golden brown.
Wow - we had a great time as one of Snickers' Coolest Houses on the Block! They provided their new Peanut Butter Squared Candies to give away to trick or treaters AND lots of cool Halloween decorations - including a fog machine and strobe light! Needless to say - our yard attracted some attention! (we live in a small town - so of course any little thing stirs up lots of conversations!!!) If you want to try out some products follow this link!
Okay back to Halloween! David did a great job highlighting the sign that Snickers sent us.
It all starts out so innocently!
but slowly sun sets and shadows creep across the haunted landscape, and ghostly fog envelopes the horrible scene. Even the maniacal glow of the jack-o-lanterns in the window can't brighten things up . . .
Finally inky blackness settles in for the night! Beware of goblins and ghouls lurking about!
Poor Frankie - he just wouldn't listen!
This seemed like such a nice group to come calling . . . but we haven't seen them since . . .
Here's hoping you had a wonderful Halloween - and many thanks to Snickers for making ours so memorable!!! Everyone loved the new treats!
I have some new releases at Designs in Digital that I'm excited about! My latest one will be a wonderful holiday gift - sure you might think it's early - but they will be here sooner than you know!!!! This kit is a "Victorian Christmas" Themed Recipe Card Gift Set. You can create your own recipe cards and either fill them with your own special recipes, or give them as blanks. The kit also comes with a lovely printable matching gift box! This is a perfect gift for anyone from a coworker to your great-granddaughter! You buy the kit only once and you can also make and give it to countless friends and relatives! Now THAT'S how to stay within a budget!!! What a bargain huh? I suggest going to get yours as soon as possible so you can have all your shopping done early! YAY!!! More time to enjoy the holidays!
The kit comes with 10 4x6" paper designs, 10 recipe mats, a set of recipe tabs, 20 decorative embellishments and 1 print and fold gift box. Your nearest and dearest are going to love this thoughtful and handcrafted gift! All the items are mix and match so you can create your special gift however you like! No two sets need to even be the same!
If you're out looking for more gifts, don't overlook these other items. I have a set of 2011 calendar templates. All you have to do it put your photos into the templates and voila! Instant layout! These would make awesome gifts because you can quickly personalize them for several different family members - and it doesn't cost you extra! Pretty cool huh?
Another cool gift idea is Personalized Scrapbook Kits! You give me the colors and or theme, and I'll create a personalized kit for you! This would be great for weddings, graduations, proms . . . ANYTIME you just want a kit to suit your personal photos and can't find just the right thing! So head on over to Sugar Moon Designs to check out these new item - plus all the other awesome kits that are in the shop.