I'm excited to be participating in this year's American Digi Scrapping Race. This race is based on the "Great Race" reality show, but in this contest teams of digital artists work their way from digital scrapbook site to digital scrapbook site across the internet, completing challenges! There is a total of 2 challenges a week for 7 weeks. I'm nervous and excited at the same time. I'll try to post layouts and keep you up to date on my team's progress. I've teamed up with a great scrapper from Enchanted Studio Scraps named Bren. Our team is the "Pixie Partners" what else!
The race begins this Sunday! Maybe I'll see some of you there! Wish us luck!
Do you sometimes get in a rut with your scrapping? Or maybe you just feel like doing something different, could it be that you've never really digi scrapped at all?! Well here's something that you might like to try . . . it's called Creative Artworks and it's a challenge over at Enchanted Studio Scraps. This challenge was introduced to me by Circle of Life Studio - a designer at ESS. She has a wonderful post in the ESS forum that gives an in-depth explanation of Creative Artworks, which is similar to ATC, or Artist Trading Cards. These cards can be created using mixed media - paint, fabrics, macaroni noodles or even digital scrapbook kits.
Using this form of expression can really free up your creativity - and maybe have you looking at your scrapping layouts in a new way! The Creative Artworks challenge going on now involves creating ATCs or working on a digital journal - the ATCs usually follow a specific size, but the journal can be whatever size you have or want to create.
I whole heartedly recommend checking the challenge out! It's a lot of fun and there's no wrong way to do it. if you've never scrapped before this might be a great way to jump in and learn. Amanda at Circle of Life Studio is very helpful and encouraging, so there's no reason to feel intimidated by this! Please stop by and join in!!
Here are a couple layouts that I've done for the challenge - working on an art journal of Joy. If I can do this, so can you!!
Sugar Moon Designs has a new release out today and it's so sugary sweet you're just going to want to bite it's little head off! "What am I talking about?" you ask. Well take a look for yourself - it's My Easter Peeps!
Here's a little early Easter Treat for you . . .
Oh yes! Here's one more thing - a freebie quickpage for you made from the kit! I hope you enjoy it! Please make sure to stop by Sugar Moon Designs and load up this kit into your Easter Basket!! Click Image to Download!
Don't forget that you still have a couple of days to submit a layout to the Scrapping Artistry Layout Contest!! Winners are going to get some Gift Certificates from Missy's Bits and Sugar Moon Designs! Plus an opportunity to be on their Creative Team. We would love to see your work! Submitting a layout is SUPER EASY!
First - Create a fantastic layout using product from Missy's Bits, Sugar Moon Designs or their Collab Shop - Scrapping Artistry. (You can even use the free kits you downloaded from their Facebook Fan Pages!) If you'd like to get Mad Hatter's Tea Party, use this coupon code at checkout and pick it up for 40% off MHTP40off
Second - Upload your fantastic layout to the Enchanted Studio Gallery and post a link in this Forum Thread.
Last - Sit back and feel the love!!
Also, today is Wednesday and you know what that means! ONE DOLLAR FAIRY FINDS at Enchanted Studio Scraps!!! I love Wednesday!
Here's what's in the Fairy Finds from Sugar Moon and Missy's Bits:
It's been KRAZY busy around here! I think we've all got a touch of some spring fever! How about you? They say March is "in like a lion and out like a lamb" and so far it's been true! The weather is so unpredictable - it's warm and sunny one day, then cold and rainy or, dare I say, snowy the next! It's no wonder we've all got another round of coughing and scratchy throats! I'm eating Zicam like nobody's business and drinking Emergen-C trying to stay on top of it . . . fingers crossed!
In happier news . . .First, if you haven't already seen my most recent kit, I hope you take a look. It's called "Second Hand Rose" and it's inspired by soft and worn beautiful things that you could find in your Grandma's attic. Some lovely heirloom that's a bit shabby but still cherished. I think it will make you some gorgeous layouts!
It comes with 18 papers, 40 elements and 1 rusty old alpha! It's still on sale at Enchanted Studio Scraps - but that price won't last long so hurry and get it before it's gone!
Layout using Second Hand Rose by Sugar Moon Designs
Layout by Kara using Second Hand Rose by Sugar Moon Designs
Next we've got a layout contest going on for Scrapping Artistry at Enchanted Studio Scraps - we would love, love, love to have you participate and show us your best layout!! All you have to do is make an awesome layout using Sugar Moon Scraps, Missy's Bits, or Scrapping Artistry products and post it at the ESS gallery! You could win a gift certificate for those stores and a chance to be on the Scrapping Artistry Creative Team!
Last, but not least I have a little gift for you! YAY! I made a beautiful Spring Break Kit for you - and it's FREE - for all my facebook fans! All you need to do is head over to the Sugar Moon Designs Facebook page and "like" me . . . then click on the "exclusive" link on the left hand side of the page - it will take you to the download area where you'll click and get this beautiful kit FOR FREE!!! Just cuz I love ya'all so much that's why!