Sunday, January 31, 2010

Better Late Than Never!

Oh, my goodness! I am such a slacker, I was supposed to be here on Friday to give you the scoop on Sarah goodness...and I totally flaked! Ever had one of those weeks where everything went not-quite-right? That's been mine! Oh, well...moving on...

The other reason I cannot believe I didn't post is because Sarah has an amazing new kit out this week! It's a collab with a couple of her wonderful CT girls, Jude and Stacy, who also happen to be wonderful designers in their own right (Lil' Digi Bits by Jude and Stacy's Back Door Designs). And oh, my goodness, this kit is too cute! Storytime is a fantastic kit, and I am already trying to plan out ways to use it in March, for Reading Month!

Want to see it? Here it is (image is linked)!

AND Sarah is giving away an awesome bonus alpha on her own blog (and there are links to freebie add-ons at Jude and Stacy's blogs there too!)!!!! Go pick them all up now!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gallery Standouts!

I love looking through the galleries and seeing the wonderful layouts people make with Sarah's kits. It's amazing how different all the layouts are and how many ways her kits can be used! They truly are SO very versatile!

Here are two layouts that really got my attention. The first one is called "Boys & Toys = Joy" by TrishB. I love the photo, the white space, and especially how the elements were placed around the adorable boy and his toy. Awesome! (Image is linkied to the layout so you can leave TrishB some love.)

TrishB used the fabulous kit called "Everyday Special":

The second layout that stood out to me is called "Dad" by kimbytx. I just adore the series of photos and how the elements are clustered. Perfection! (Again, the image is linked to kimbytx's gallery.)

Kimbytx used Sarah's gorgeous kit called "Love You Always":

We LOVE to see the fantastic layouts that you use with Sarah's kits, so don't be shy! Post them in the galleries! You never know . . . maybe you'll see one of your layouts spotlighted here, too!
Happy Scrapping,

Friday, January 22, 2010

Love is in the air! (Freebie!)

Have you been enjoying Sarah's new Love You Always kit? I know we've already had a few posts about it, but it's just so gorgeous, we can't get enough! I put together a coordinating frame cluster freebie for you to snag. The elements in this kit are prefect for layering and clustering!

{Click preview to download.}

Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Some Beautiful Love (a freebie too)

You just have to see the amazing things that can be done with Sarah Bennett's newest kit!
 Love you Always    Be prepared to be astounded   Smiley

It is such a gorgeous kit, and look at all these beautiful pages by Sarah's CT

By Katie

By Megan

By Jude

By Megg

By Li

By Stacy

By Annisa

By Kat

By Jen

By Erin

Isn't it amazing what you can do with this kit!?
If you haven't had the chance to pick up this kit yet you can find it >>>here<<< in Sarah's Scrap Matters store.

To those who posted in last weeks give-a-way that Kat hosted, if you haven't done so yet, then don't forget to email us for your prize!
Congrats to the three recipients of the fifty percent off prize!
And the recipient of the Love You Always kit for FREE is: Christina  (comment Post number 2)
email the address provided by Kat or the CT Blog email address DesignsBySarahBennettCTblog at gmail dot com

 Now on to a freebie for all of you.
I thought Annisa's layout "Love Notes" was so darling that I had to turn it into a template.  If you'd like this darling template it is yours!
 Here is her CUTE layout...


and here is the free template I made based on her layout.

If you'd like this freebie click here or on the little image below


If you grab the template, don't forget to leave a comment.  We LOVE hearing from you!!

 I hope you all are having a great day, and get some scrapping done!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

You're A Winner!

We have a winner!  The person with comment #2 has won a FREE copy of this great new kit by Sarah Bennett.

But guess WHAT, if you made a comment, you get this kit at 50% off!!  Sarah is giving out 3 more coupons letting you buy this great new kit at HALF the price.  We'll need your email address, so if you don't have it attached to your user name, then send me an email at and I'll get your coupon to you!  You can buy this great new kit over at Sarah's Scrap Matters store!  Thanks for leaving us your guesses!  Great job!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sneak Peek just for you!

We've got a little treat for you!  Have you heard the news?  Sarah Bennett is now a permanent member of the Scrap Matters Design Team and she has a new release for you!  Can you guess the theme of the kit?  If you can, post it in a comment and we'll randomly choose a winner to receive a coupon towards your purchase!

This great kit will release on FRIDAY, January 15th at Scrap Matters.  Be sure you stop by and pick your copy.  Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, January 11, 2010


I don't know about you, but sometimes the alpha can make or break a layout. Most times I prefer to use the alpha that came with the kit. (Sometimes I'm absolutely lost if a kit DOESN'T come with an alpha). Sarah has done these *extra* alphas that are perfect for a plethora of different layouts and most go with just about everything and help convey the perfect mood: fun, elegance, simple, fancy...

You'd be hardpressed to NOT find the perfect alpha in this collection. And I'm sure there will be more great alphas coming our way.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Do you Cross-Kit Scrap?

Ya know - take elements from different kits when creating a page? It's a great way to re-use kits in your stash :) I created the following page using all sorts of goodies from Sarah Bennett Designs.

The main kit I used was Backyard Friends (this kit is so fun!). I also found elements to use from Wild Oats, Remember Me and Cut It Out Vol. 2.

So have you done any cross-kit scrapping with Sarah's kits? If you have, leave a comment with a link to your layout! We'd love to see :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Tough Boy Spot Light

Happy New Year fellow scrappers! Megg here checking in and hoping that everyone had a safe and happy holiday! It's so exciting to think that another year has begun again. I think it's pretty safe to say that the holidays are now officially over...phew. They always bring with them such a magic and special feeling, but at our house it always kicks up the chaos meter. All the rushing, shopping, caroling, baking, partying, and being with friends and family. It makes me exhausted all over again just thinking about it.

The beginning of the year is always a time to think of things that we want to do better, and make resolutions to do those things. In thinking of resolutions I could make, one of them is to stay on track with my scrapping. Sounds really tough, right? Well, the next few months in particular are going to be pretty nuts for my family as we finish grad school, move out of state, and try to start paying off some of those student loans. Toss two kiddos in the mix, and we've got some pretty busy times ahead. But scrapping is something I can't let go of. The last few weeks we've been traveling a lot with the holidays, and so I haven't been able to scrap. I felt that void inside of myself like a gaping hole. So one of my resolutions is to stay on top of it. Even when life gets nuts, and I have a tendancy to put my self on the back burner, I'm gonna try not to.

In honor of all that crazyness now being over, I thought it would be good to spotlight some pages that were done by individuals that actually took the time to scrap this past holiday season. They were so cute and used Sarah's latest kit "Tough Boy". You can click on the preview below to get linked to her store.

This first layout was "rowdy boy" by Linz. You can click on the image below to get her credits.
I just loved how she used to cute elements to highlight those funny faces.
This second layout was "Zurg vs. Scott" done by ktanker, and you can click on the image for credits as well.
What I liked most about her page was how cool and witty her title work was. It just makes the pictures all that more interesting. Great use of stitching as well.
Thanks so much ladies! You did an amazing job! It's looking at layouts like these that gets me excited about scrapping this year. Now all I have to do is get home and unpack...Uggg

Happy New Year and Happy Scrapping!