Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Hi ladies -

I am going to be opening a store soon and they don't currently have a site CT, so I need a team! I have recently been participating in a few design contests - so you can see my kits here on my blog - just scroll down!

Take a peek and if you like - please send me
  • your name
  • a link to your best gallery
  • other teams you're on
  • a little about you
  • and why you'd like to be on my team.
  • I would also like you to attached your current favorite/best layout to your email.
  • I'm new and just starting out - so I need people who can "share" on FB, reply to ISO threads, etc to get my name out. I am also in need of a CT lead, so if you have experience - please say so.

You can send the email to me at scrap-a-doodle at hotmail dot com.

I can't wait to see your applications!

Please submit by October 1st.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Next Designer Contest - Round 4

Okay peeps - I made it to Round 4!! I am very excited! But, unfortunately this evening not feeling overly well, so it's going to be a short post.

Here's my contest entry - you can download it HERE **links expired**

Here's the freebie - an extra alphabet to coordinate with Optimistic! You can download the alphabet HERE **links expired**

Thanks for taking the time to stop by - I always appreciate it. Wish me luck! :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Next Designer Contest - Round 3

Okay - I made it to Round 3!!! One more round cut to go and I will be in line for the prize!! Challenge this week was 4 papers and 10 elements (No extras!). No commercial use products were allowed of ANY kind! So I made it nice and papery for you!!

Anyway - here's my entry:

You will need to go HERE to download it...and of course - a freebie for you:

To get the freebie - please download HERE **download links expired**

Thanks for stopping by!! Let me know what you think!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Next Designer Contest - Round 2

Well...I made it to Round 2!! Very excited, I must say! you will see, this is not my normal packaging - but that was part of the challenge. I really like how this kit came out - we were given a theme and title, both of which are SUMMER AFTERNOON. We had to use the packaging provided and they didn't leave us a spot to put the kit name and basically told us to be creative - so I was!

So - here's my entry:

And of course, I have a freebie for you:

You will need to go to the Studio gallery HERE **download links expired** to get the kit and you can click HERE **download links expired** for the entry.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your support!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Dream Big and a FREEBIE!!

Hi everybody!

As you will see below, I have been doing a bunch of design stuff, but I am still on some Creative Teams as well! One of my newest ones is DREAM BIG DESIGNS and let me tell you, Cheri's designs are AWESOME!!

First, let me show you the layouts I have done with her designs...this first one uses her SUCH A SMARTY PANTS kit, which can be found HERE:

This next one uses the Scrap Matters Mix A Kit items - DANDELION DREAMS. Here are the links for the PAPERS, ELEMENTS, GRAFFITI and ALPHA

And last but not least, here is your FREEBIE!! It uses her Bike & Trike kit, which was also a Mix A Kit at ScrapMatters. Here are the links for her pieces: PATTERNED PAPERS, ELEMENTS, GRAFFITI and SOLID GRUNGY PAPERS.

Click on the image for the download!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Next Designer Contest

Okay - I think I am hooked!! I am loving design contests - I think it's because it gives me a specific focus - takes out some of the thought process so certain decisions are made for me and I can just go and design!

I decided to try the Next Designer Contest over at theStudio! So, for the first challenge, we were given a palette to work with and the theme was Daybreak. I opted for that "get in the caffeine while sitting on the patio overlooking my garden type feel". After all - daybreak is when the sun comes up...everybody needs that coffee first!!

So, here's my contest entry - you need to go over to theStudio forum/gallery to pick it up. AND - there's a freebie add on below my contest entry!!! Click on the image and it will take you over to theStudio!

And here's the freebie....there's 5 additional papers, 4 elements and an alpha!! (the alpha includes uppers, lowers, numbers and some symbols)

To download the freebie, you can click the image or CLICK HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!! ENJOY!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Designer's Apprentice - Challenge #5

This is the last Designer's Apprentice challenge - I am actually sorry to say - I have enjoyed the contest immensely!! I would like to once again thank Sara of DSA for hosting the challenge - she was very organized and had this contest running smoothly!! And I would like to thank my mentor once again - who I believe has requested to remain anonymous, but was tremendous help! So if you read this - THANK YOU AGAIN!!

Onto the goodies!!

Here is this week's entry - we had to make 10 elements, only 5 could use CU and 4 had to be basic, and 6 layered. There were some other details, but that's the basic challenge. (there are over 20 elements here and 2 lowercase alphabets!)

You need to run over to DSA to get the elements. You can get it HERE or click the picture above. Either will send you over to DSA.

And here is your freebie:


Again, you can click HERE or on the picture to download it! I hope you enjoy it, because I had a lot of fun making it!