Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We have a winner!!

The winner of Sarah's new Tough Boy kit is........................... drum roll..........................


Christie Dawn! Congratulations!!!!

Email us at DesignsBySarahBennettCTblog AT gmail DOT com to claim your prize!!

Almost Forgot!

So, how busy are all of you? Crazy busy here!!! We've had a very hectic month of December, but one of the highlights has to be all the fun stuff Sarah has put out this month! She's had amazing goodies at both her home site of Funky Playground, and as a guest at ScrapMatters.

Anyway...this weekend is New Year's are you going to scrap your pictures? You can spend your money on a New Year's themed kit (and there are some great ones out there, I know), or you could pick up a great kit you could use for more layouts later on! Check out these kits of Sarah's, which might be perfect for scrapping your New Year adventures (or your evening in, like I will be having, lol).

Perfect for a night out (or in) with the girls, is Sarah's Crazy/Beautiful kit:

and Remember Me might just be perfect for a year in review page, or a reflective page summarizing your thoughts about this past year:
If you like the looks of these kits, and somehow DON'T have them yet, remember to hurry over to Funky Playground's Best of 2009 Sale (Sarah's individual store is here, and the whole FPD sale is here)-where these AND MORE of Sarah's products are on sale for incredibly low prices (seriously. $1.35 for these kits? It's a total steal!).

By the way...if you are waiting to find out the winner of the Tough Boy've got to wait a little bit longer. Li will be by a bit later to announce the lucky person who won that fab kit!

I hope you all have a Happy and Safe New Year, and I'll talk to you all again in 2010!

Becca (aka Becca372)

Monday, December 28, 2009

It's Monday, and hopefully we have all survived the craziness of the holidays. My family celebrated at our last (of eight) Christmas parties last night, so I am happy to start to get back into a normal routine. And for me, that means scrapping!

One thing I love to do when scrapping is to use a themed kit for a layout that has nothing to do with that theme whatsoever. It may be a birthday kit that I use for a baby layout, or a beach kit that I use for an Easter layout. It's fun to challenge myself to think outside the box, and I usually end up loving the results! Plus, it's a great way to stretch your bucks and use kits over and over again.

Here is an example using one of Sarah Bennett's newest kits, Merry and Bright. (Image is linked to store.)

Clearly, this is an AMAZING Christmas kit! But I love the colors in the kit and realized that it would be perfect for some photos of my girls doing a craft. So here's the layout I created that is totally NON-Christmasy:

Fun, right? The super cool alpha is called "Clearly Funky" and is available at Scrap Matters. (Image is linked to store.)

I challenge you to try to use some of Sarah's themed kits in a new way, too!

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, December 25, 2009


Just wanted to pop in and wish you Happy Holidays. We hope that you and your family are happy, healthy, and safe!!!

Did you get all that you wanted? Were you good and Santa brought you lots of fun gifts? Did you have fun at family get togethers and eat lots of yummy food? Do you have some cash in hand now from relatives and don't know where to spend it? Well Designs by Sarah Bennett has some delicious goodies for your digital scrapbooking needs. She has a unique style and such fun colors!!! You won't be disappointed. Check out her store here

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Want a chance to win a free kit???

Of course you do! :)

It's Li (Li14) here with a chance for you to win Sarah Bennett's newest kit, Tough Boy!


There are two easy ways to win:
*Leave a comment here on this blog post telling us what you love about Sarah Bennett's designs.
*Become a fan of Designs by Sarah Bennett on facebook and then come back here and leave a comment on this blog post letting me know that you became a fan.

Do both of these things for TWO chances to win! (Just make sure you leave two separate comments. A maximum of two comments per person, please!)

Because of the holiday, I'll give you a whole week to enter. The winner will be picked randomly and announced on Wednesday, December 30th! Good luck! :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Simple... Basic...

(read to the end because I'm going to tell you were to get a CUTE freebie!)

Did you all enjoy the Sarah Bennett CT daily download?  Wasn't it fun?!  If you thought that was fun, just try out Sarah's products.  They are all full of detail, and the versatility always amazes me.  Take a closer look at Sarah's stuff HERE at her Funky Playground Shop or HERE at her Scrap Matters Shop.

Today Sarah released some really cool products at FPD!  Check out the Simple Basic paper pack and the Simple Basic Alpha!  Every scrapper needs these neutrals in their stash because they will go with everything.  This new stuff will end up being your go-to products!

(image is linked to the shop)

(image is linked to the shop)

Take a look at the cute alpha below...

Yes!  You can pick that up FREE on Sarah's blog!

My household is getting exciting for Christmas, and counting down the days.  I hope whatever your upcoming holiday plans are that they are merry and full of fun!  Take advantage of all the picture opportunities so you will have lots to scrap!  :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Daily Download Day 15 - Alpha

Hello everyone! Sarah here bringing your last daily download freebie. Is everyone ready for the holidays? I still need to plan the menu for Christmas dinner and buy what I need, mail out Christmas cards and wrap presents! I'm exhausted just thinking about it.

I hope you've enjoyed all the goodies my creative team have shared with you. I'm am truly lucky to have such an amazing group of girls to work with!

I want to tell you a little bit about myself in case you are new to my designs. I started designing during the design contest at Funky Playground last April. I was lucky enough to be one of the contest winners and started selling there in June. You can find my shop HERE. I am a SAHM to my 2 year old boy and 1 year old girl and we live in Indiana. My children tend to be the biggest inspiration in my designs since I am creating to scrap for them, but I also enjoy putting pretty kits together. I feel as though I grow each time I create and one of the wonderful things about digital is that the possibilities are endless.

Here is my gift for you today. Image is linked.

I also have a new release, Tough Boy, today that you can find at ScrapMatters where I'm guesting for the month of December.

and if you go to my blog, you can pick up this coordinating freebie.

Happy holidays!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Daily Download 14-Merry and Bright QP

Hey there! It's Angela, a member of Sarah's CT, which I must say is awesome, right? I know you agree, because you've seen all these great freebies.

Well I have a Quick Page for today's Freebie made from Sarah's new Kit Merry and Bright.
available at Funky PlayGround Design.

It's such a great kit. Such fun colors and elements. It can definitely be used in so many ways. I know I've used it tons already.
Anyway, here's the QP

Aren't my girls cute- merry and bright totally suits them. :) I know you have Merry and Bright pictures you can put in here that will look great.

Download HERE

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Daily Download 13- Everyday Clusters

Happy Wednesday everyone, JenD here to bring you yet another daily freebie made from awesome products by our awesome designer!

If you haven't grabbed Sarah's Everyday Special kit it now. It is such a fun kit for those everyday moments that we all love to scrap.

Now for the part you have all come here for....the FREEBIE!

Download >>>HERE<<<

We would love to see anything you create with the freebies, so please come back and link us up to your LO and we will be sure to all leave much luv!

Also be sure to come back tomorrow....for ANOTHER GREAT FREEBIE!!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Daily Download 12 - Free Quick Page

Hi everyone, this is Jude with today's download.

I decided to create a quick page that you could use for your Christmas photographs - it'll give you more time to concentrate on celebrating.

I've used Sarah's Merry and Bright kit as I just love the colours in the bright, cheery and still festive kit.

So, without further ado, here is the page. The image is linked so click to download. I hope you enjoy it and that everyone has a lovely Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Daily Download Day 11

Hi everyone! Megan here bringing you Sarah's Daily Download. I hope you're all enjoying the freebies so far! Today I have a frame cluster to share with you using Old Time Christmas available at Scrap Matters.

Click here to download.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

More Praise for Sarah (DD 10)

I am so envious and proud of Sarah. I mean WOW!! Look at all she has accomplished in the short amount of time she's been designing. She's been working her tail off to create QUALITY products. One of the things I've noticed in digital scrapbooking, is that not every has a good eye for quality. I love everything that Sarah has made. They're truly versatile. And they're different. She's able to give each product something to make it unique. And it varies from really fancy to really fun. When I saw this kit:

I knew I wanted to use it. I love the colors and it's unique color scheme. But I couldn't for the life of me decide how I wanted to use it. I found a way to use it. And then I used it again and made this layout. I love how it turned out.I was going to turn it into a template. But really there isn't much to it because I used Sarah's Cut It Out (Volume 1) for all the little squares, and really that would have been the most time consuming part. So instead of turning it into a template to give away, I decided to make some wordart for you.

download here

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Daily Download Day 9!

Are you enjoying all the fun freebies we have for you? I hope so! Erin here with a Quick Page freebie for ya'll! :) I used Sarah's kit Old Time Christmas (isn't that a fabulous kit?!).

Click here to download.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Daily Download 8: Free Template!

Hello, hello!  Welcome to day 8 of the "Designs by Sarah Bennett CT Blog" Daily Download!  We have a free template for you today.  It has Four different background layers so you can add your own papers and don't have to worry about re-sizing or anything.  Who doesn't love a template!  Free is my favorite price too!

Click on the above image to link up to 4shared for the download. 

Thanks so much for participating in our blog daily download.  I hope you are getting some great freebies for your scrapbook stash.  Please come back and visit us!
Take care and happy scrapping to you!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Daily Download 7

Greetings All! Megg here with today's installment of the CT daily download. Are all these freebies awesome?!?

Everything is looking fabulous so far with all the other downloads you've gotten, but I thought I would contribute another quick page to the mix. It has been so great being on Sarah's CT. It really is a ton of fun and she always has great quality product. So in honor of that I thought I would make a friendship page!

I used Sarah's new kit Old Time Christmas that is available at Scrap Matters this month. Click on the preview to reach her store.

Here is the page that I did using Old Time Christmas. I have lots more Christmas pictures to use with it, so there will defininately be more to show in the future. I just loved how classic and elegant this kit was.

Here is the preview for the QP download. Just click on the image below and it will direct you to where you can download! Enjoy! Hope everyone has a great Thursday!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Daily Download 6

Hello, hello!
Do you like templates?  Do you like freebies?

I hope you are enjoying these amazing free, free, free goodies from the talented CT of Sarah Bennett!
Today we have a yummy FREE candy cane template for you!

Those little candy canes are layered so you can add your own papers to them.
The image is linked, so click on it to download.
Have fun with these freebies, and happy scrapping!
Enjoy your day!  Enjoy your freebie!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Daily Download 5

Hi, newly loyal Designs by Sarah Bennett blog readers! I'm Becca, aka Becca372, and I'm one of Sarah's biggest fans, as well as one of her original CT members. Sarah is so super busy this month, creating both for her "regular" store, at Funky Playground Designs, and as an amazing guest designer at ScrapMatters. She put out the incredible Old Time Christmas kit at ScrapMatters on Friday, and yesterday, at Funky Playground, she released the gorgeous, funky, new kit Merry and Bright! How lucky are all of you? Two incredibly cool, incredibly different Christmas kits within 3 days?

The other girls have shown you how awesome Old Time Christmas is, but here's a look at Merry and Bright:

And my freebie for you today uses the Merry and Bright kit, and the add-on (free on Sarah's blog)...It's a simple little frame cluster, and what I love about it, is that you could totally use this in a non-Christmasy, non-wintery layout too! Hope you like it...I've included two versions, preshadowed at -44 and at 120, for all you scrappers out there! Pick it up here!

(so sorry the preview is a bit fuzzy...I saved the dang thing too small, and it's 1 a.m., and I just can't adjust it any more...I promise, the freebie itself is perfectly clear...). I hope you enjoy it, and come back tomorrow for another Designs by Sarah Bennett CT Blog Freebie! to bed, so I can get up in 5.5 hours! Have a great day, everyone!

Daily Download 4

Happy Monday everyone! I'm Annisa and I'm so excited to bring you the fourth daily download for Sarah Bennett's CT blog kickoff! Sarah's designs are so amazing and it's such a pleasure to create with them.

So here's my treat for you today. I made a template of a layout I made with Sarah's gorgeous new kit, Old Time Christmas.

This kit is full of original elements that make scrapping Christmas photos so much fun. Grab it now at Scrap Matters!

This is the layout I made with the kit:

And here is the freebie template based on my layout:

(click image to download)
Enjoy the template and all of the wonderful daily downloads coming your way during this fun blog kickoff!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Daily Download 3

Stacy here with another freebie. Isn't this fun!!! Sarah has a fabulous new kit out for Christmas. I love the colors and the old time feel to it. Not only that but it is exclusively found at ScrapMatters because Sarah is a guest there this month.
I created a freebie with this gorgeous kit for you today!! download here
Remember to keep checking back there will be two weeks worth of freebies as we kick off Sarah Bennett's CT blog.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Daily Download 2

Hi everyone! Li here with day #2 of the CT daily download. I've used Sarah's newest kit, Old Time Christmas, to make a free quick page for you... and I've also included a coordinating template! (PSD file and PNGs included.)

{Click image to download freebie.}

If you haven't seen Old Time Christmas yet, you'll want to go check it out! It's a gorgeous kit!!


Sarah Bennett CT Blog Daily Download Day 1

We are so excited to be launching our CT blog.  The ladies on Sarah's CT have 15 days of freebies to give away!  Come back each day to see what kind of goodies Sarah's girls have for you.  I'm Amy and I get to post the first FREE download.

The freebie I have for you today was inspired by one of Sarah's kits called Memories Of You.  I love the colors in that kit so much.

Here is today's freebie

You can download it right here

Here is the kit today's freebie was inspired by:

Isn't that just a beautiful kit!  Sarah has many gorgeous kits in her store too.  
Click here to head to Sarah's FPD shop to get more details on Memories of You!

We have all been pretty excited that Sarah is a guest designer at Scrap Matters this month.  Not only will she have products going into her Funky Playground Designs store she will also have different items in the Scrap Matters store!  Get ready for some awesome stuff from Sarah Bennett this month!

Come back tomorrow for another download from a different Sarah Bennett CT member.  Thank you for stopping by today.  We'd love to have you say hello in the comments section!