Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Sarah Bennett Train departing for the last time

Our wonderful designer Sarah Bennett has decided to hang up her "designing hat" and is retiring.  We wanted to say goodbye to Designs By Sarah Bennett in style!  We are conducting a Template Blog Train so all her loyal fans and customers can take one last ride with us!  Some of Sarah's CT has put together some beautiful templates for you.  Just follow the train and you will have some gorgeous page layouts ready for all of Sarah's sale goodies!

Sarah's beautiful store (except for SM collabs) is 50% off!  That is an incredible deal for such high quality products that will soon no longer be available.

So enjoy these FREE templates and then go grab some cute scrap products for a steal in Sarah's shop and you are set for some serious scrapping! 

Your first stop on this blog train is Katie, and here is the entire itinerary in case you get a little lost along the way
CT Blog  <---you are here
and then off to Sarah's shop to buy some super cute things at super low prices  :)

Here is a little peek of the things you will find in Sarah's shop.  Most kits will be just $2.50, and there are some things even less than that.  Your total will show up in your shopping cart.  Enjoy the Template Blog Train, and have fun shopping!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Spotlighting “My Buddy”

Hi everybody, this is Kim, and for my post today I thought carefully about which of Sarah’s kits I wanted to talk about. There are truly several of her kits that have become go-to parts of my stash because of the beautiful colors and versatile elements Sarah creates, but definitely the one I have used the most is the adorable “My Buddy” kit.


This is the kit of Sarah’s that I have come back to the most often, not only for layouts made from solely this kit, but also when I am looking around for just the right elements. I love the fresh clean colors in the kit, and the metal elements, especially the frames. I have a little boy, so many of the elements are perfect for scrapping his adventures, but so many other pages have shown up in the gallery using this kit that are NOT about little boys. I have to say, though, that by FAR my most favorite part of this kit is the alpha. Anyone cruising through my gallery would surely notice that I turn to it again and again. Just to show you all the things you can do with this kit, I decided to share some pages here that I have made with it, and then some pages from some other scrappers as well.

Just take a look…

Pages from me using My Buddy

aaron's first grab 14 weeks copy smaller web size must...reach.. copy smaller web size

my sister's son copy smaller web size hey you copy smaller web size

waiting for Pinty copy web size silly circle sandwiches copy smaller web size

HA…that’s a lot. I clearly love this kit.

Here are some more from the gallery. AMAZING!!

AK_cheetah_small sm5apr

Kit - My Buddy by Sarah Bennett
Template - Swerve by Berry Sweet Designs
Font - MTF Becki curiousboy

Devin-WEB cute-and-funny

10fathersdayjaketysyouvegot Best-Buds12

Okay, now THAT is some inspirational variety! Don’t you love the colors and the circles? Imagine all the ways you could use that alpha! Please head over to Sarah’s store and grab My Buddy. It is perfect for so many of your memories!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday = Fun Day Freebie!!!!

Hello ladies, and welcome to Fun Day Freebie Wednesday! I (jendavey) have created a super fun freebie for you....

Inspired by Sarah's adorable Clearly Funky Alpha

I have created two cute Titleworks that you can use on any layout you desire!

Can't wait to see how you use these! and I hope you enjoy your Wednesday!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Inspiration Monday

Hi guys! Megg here with todays thought of inspiration. I don't know about where you live, but here the last few weeks in Tennessee it's been hot. Sweltering, humid, just down right miserable. So my thought for today on something to scrap, is to think of something that you have overcome, and scrap about it. It could be anything from how we beat the heat, to helping teach a child their ABC's. It's only a journey if you remember where you've come from. That's how you learn. So scrap overcoming something. Here's my page, "Leaps and Bounds" of how my little girl overcame her fear of jumping on the trampoline. It was monumental, let me tell ya.


I used one of my favorite all time Sarah Bennett Kits, Remember Me, and if you click on my page, you can find a link to her store. Post a link to your pages in the comments. Happy Scrapping folks!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Blast from the Past - Wild Oats

This is such a darling kit, but one that tends to get missed since it is a collaboration with Chelle's Creations and is in Chelle's store. You can find it here. I wanted to share just a few of the layouts in the ScrapMatters gallery featuring this kit.
I will start us off with one of my own. I made this card to send to Operation Write Home. Right now they have challenged cardmakers to make cards for the soldiers to send home to their children. I instantly thought of this kit, and this is what I came up with.Then there is this one by Aussiegirl.This one by .megan.These invites, favors and thank you cards by BrandiRD for a themed partyThis one by Wimpychompers
And last but not least, this one by ErinMcD.I hope that this has given you a few ideas, be sure to look for it here!