Sunday, September 30, 2012

Facebook FREEBIES!!!

 Please visit and like the following SNP designer Facebook pages to find all the great alphas, templates, word art, and mini kits in the Scraps N Pieces Anniversary Facebook hop:
Mommy Made This
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

SNP Anniversary ~X Marks the Spot~ BINGO!

Hi everyone! Our store anniversary begins on Monday! We are so excited to mark our first year. Tons of stuff is planned and it will be super fun. So mark your calendar to celebrate with us the whole month. We are starting out with a fun game of BINGO, so get your cards ready.

Here's a peek at some of the other events.  We are super excited about the FB blog hop, sales and so much more.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Super Saturday

Well the warm weather is winding down so we thought we’d throw in a couple kits to finish up those outdoor activities.  Each of these are available at SNP for $2.00.  Images are linked.
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Blending Technic Tutorial

So, a month ago I had a request for a tutorial on how to make your pictures look like this blended photo on the left (layout is by Lindsay and made with Summertime by Fit 2 Be Scrapped):

I think I finally have the school schedules of all 5 kids figured out, volunteer times arranged, designing under control, CT assignments caught up, and a few minutes before I get to go clean the church with my family, so I'm going to get it posted now before someone realizes they need me because I'm busy ;-)

Alright, let's get down to the fun stuff!  Blending photos is a great way to add a little pop to your page or to use a "less than stellar" photo- you know, blurry, bad coloring...  And it's so easy to do!  My instructions will be for PSE users, but I think you can probably adapt them for whatever program you're using.

Pick the picture you want to use and a plain paper to blend the picture on.  Above the layers bin on the right is a box that you can drop down.  It should currently say "normal".  Make sure your photo that you want to blend is selected and that it is directly on top of your paper.  Click on the box that says "normal" and click on overlay for a quick blend.  Try any of the other styles for different effects.

Now, you'll notice on Lindsay's LO that her picture isn't square, it's erased around the edges.  The best way I've found to do this is to click on your eraser tool with your blended picture selected.  Choose a brush that has soft, blurred edges (I like soft mechanical 500 pixels in the basic brushes selection) and erase the parts of the picture you don't want.  That's all there is to it!  Try turning your picture black and white or trying different colors of paper for your background- oh the possibilities!

Now, if all this makes sense, I'm happy!  If it's clear as mud, leave me a comment and I will answer it the best I can :0)  Have a fabulous weekend!!! Pin It

Our Life In A Year: September and Ready, Set, Swim

Are you ready for the next part of the collection "Our Life In a Year" templates by AKDesigns?

You can find Template Pack 20 at:
Scraps N Pieces and Scrapping Fairytales

Remember, they coordinate with Adriana's new kit, Our Life In a Year: September.  Here's a look at the kit so you can see how awesome it is.
Our Life In A Year - Project 365/52/12 September - Click Image to Close

Check out what I did with the kit and templates:

This second LO is with Amanda's templates and a new kit by B2N2 Scraps and Gettin' Scrappy with Britt, Ready, Set, Swim!

Ready, Set, Swim that is all about swimming whether it be swim lessons, playing in the pool, playing at a water park or at a splash pad.  This kit is so much fun!  Take a look.

Love it!  I hope you love it as much as I do!  You can find this kit at Becky's STS store or her MyMemories store.  There's a set of 19 QPs as well!  Wow, what a gigantic quick page pack!  All the products will be 30% off for one week.

Becky wanted specific items for this swim kit and she couldn't find any CU stuff out there.  So she made her own CU items-a swim belt, a float bar, a diving board and a kickboard.  She decided to package them up to make a swim CU pack.  

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Speed Scrap Friday!!!

A Fish Design is hosting a Speed Scrap at Scraps N Pieces Friday night Sept. 28 at 8pm EST.  Be there or be square is the hint.  You'll need three square photos.

There may be other surprises offered as well!!!
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SNP Anniversary!!!! Serious Sales and FREEBIES!!!

Can you believe it has already been a year? We can't, BUT, we are super excited to have you join us for our 1 year Scraps N Pieces anniversary. There will be prizes, events, sales, and oh so much fun. So join us all through the month of October for the PAR-TAY! We promise a GREAT time.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

For Every Woman Charity Collab

October is breast cancer month and the designers at Scraps N Pieces decided to create a charity collab dedicated to breast cancer. This kit is bursting! It includes 57 papers, 90 elements, 2 templates (psd, tif, png, & page), a set of gloss styles, and 2 full alphas. Even better? All of the proceeds are going to breast cancer research! We'll be donating to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
There are 13 contributing designers:
  • Adriana's Cafe
  • A Fish Design
  • Busy Crafting Mommy Designs
  • Fit 2 Be Scrapped
  • Just for Fun Designs
  • Karen Diamond Designs
  • Meagan's Creations
  • Memories by Digital Design
  • Queen Wild Scraps
  • Scraps by Andrea
  • Scraps N Pieces
  • True North Scraps
  • Wendy Tunison Designs
Check out all the pieces you'll get for just $9.99!
A BIG THANK YOU to all of the contributing designers!
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Raking Leaves by Scraps N Pieces

Well Fall is definitely in the air here where we live and the leaves are all starting to change colors.  I love this time of year.  Scraps N Pieces has created a kit to get you in the mood of Fall.  You will love it’s warm rich colors.  You can get this kit at Scraps-N-Pieces and My Memories for the first week for $3.00. 

Here is a look at the full kit.  Image is linked to SNP

Preview of the Papers.  Image is linked to My Memories.

Here is a look at what their CT did with the kit.

Meagan’s Creations has created another beautiful WA pack that coordinates with the kit.  You can grab it a SNP  for 1/2 off the first week also.  Here is a look at it.   Image is linked to SNP.

Here's my LO with this gorgeous kit:

And I have a freebie for you!!
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Super Saturday

Abby is probably my all time favorite kit that Scraps N Pieces has made so far.  I have used it for tons of layouts and still never tire of it.  You can get it or either of the QP packs for $2.00.  Also in honor of their upcoming retreat, coming up very soon, they have put Angel Eyes on sale.  This is the kit that they designed specifically for their last retreat.  You can get it or the QP pack also for $2.00 each.  Hope you have a fun Saturday.  Images are linked to their SNP store.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Forever Love

Forever Love is a timeless collaboration between B2N2 Scraps and Flutterbye Faery Designs (who is retired). You can use this kit to scrap all your cherished memories.  It is a very versatile kit.   I really love how this kit turned out and how different it is for me! Take a look:

Love this kit?  Love the coordinating packs?  Buy the bundle and save money!  It's like getting 1 of the coordinating packs for free!  Just $6.99 for the kit, the clusters and the paper stacks!

Here's what I did with it :0)
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Speed Scrap Thursday Evening!!!

Scraps N Pieces is hosting the speed scrap at Scraps N Pieces on Thursday.  You won't want to miss it!  The prize is your choice of kit from their store.  The catch is, you will need to follow instructions exactly, no substitutions.  Be on time because you only get the 2 hours!

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Speed Scrap Tuesday!!

Scrap Happens to Me is hosting a Speed Scrap over at Scraps-n-Pieces on Tuesday, September 18th at 9PM EST! As a participation prize, she will be giving away a $3 coupon toward her store...that's enough to pick up any of her template packs or put toward the purchase of any of her kits! Join her on Tuesday night!

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

You Play Like a Girl by Scraps N Pieces

How fun is this new kit?!!!  Instead of going with traditional school colors, Scraps N Pieces went the fun route with the bright colors you see in city league and co-ed teams for this kit.  There are still plenty of neutrals to go with your school though, or you can always do black and white photos and match anything to this fun and funky softball kit.  The kit is 1/2 off at Scraps N Pieces this week and is also available at My Memories.  If you purchase the first week at Scraps N Pieces, you will also get the downloads for an embossed paper pack FREE with your download links.  After the first week, it will be sold separately from the kit.

Check out these fabulous Softball layouts and some non-softball layouts as well.  Take a look and be inspired.

This is what I did with this fun kit:

Anyone want a freebie?

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SNP Blog Train- Roll With It!

I wasn't sure if I would find the time to participate this month, but I love the theme and the colors so I decided to squeeze it in- who needs sleep, right??  So, without further ado--- Here's what I made for Y'all!  Hope you like it!  Don't forget there are 2 download links :0)
Download 1
Download 2
Here's a preview of the whole train:

And here are the rest of the stops- don't forget to tell these ladies thanks for their hard work and creativity!
Joyful Expressions
Desert Digi Scrap
Shuckclod's Stuff
Tricia's Treasures
Busy Crafting Mommy  
Fit 2 Be Scrapped<---- You are here!!
Arts & Ains Designs
Keystone Scraps
Ladybug Pics n Scraps
Scrap A Million Memories
Net's Nick Nacks
Stampgram's Studio
Wendy Tunison Designs
Adriana's Cafe
Karen Diamond Designs
Lady Sherwood Designs
DoubleTrouble Scraps
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