Saturday, May 29, 2010

Kit Combining

It's Saturday - the beginning of what is hopefully a long holiday weekend for most of us! Perhaps we can use some of our extra free time to not only create wonderful memories with our family and friends, but to scrap them.

I was looking through Sarah's store earlier today and was struck by how well many of her kits go together. They are all very distinct and original, but at the same time the individual pieces of the kits work when mixed and matched on layouts. Let me show you what I mean.

Here are two of my all-time favorite kits (not just from Sarah, but from my entire scrap stash!):

They clearly both have very distinct color palettes and themes, but when you mix them together you can create awesome stuff! Here's a layout I made with the tw kits:

I love how it turned out! I also added Sarah's awesome alpha to complete the page:

I can hardly wait to mix these two kits - the colors blend perfectly!

Go check out Sarah's store and see which kits you want to combine to creat perfect layouts every time! There are so many kits to mix and match . . . the possibilities are endless! Enjoy your weekend, and make it scrappy! :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

New Release-Sweet Siblings

Britanee here with my FIRST EVER blog post for Sarah! Yesterday, Kim posted a great sneak peek with Sarah's new release and i'm here to show you the full kit!
Sarah teamed up with Stacy's Backdoor Designs to create "Sweet Siblings"

It's the cutest kit! Perfect for all those sibling pictures or pictures of everyday family comings & goings. Here's a dose of inspiration from the CT.
Me (Britanee)




Head on over to Sarah's store at Scrap Matters & pick it up today!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sneak Peak!

Hi everybody, this is Kim with a SNEAK PEAK!! I have always wanted to make one of these! :)

Tomorrow, Sarah has an adorable collab kit come out that she worked on with Stacy from Stacy’s Backdoor Designs. Wait until you see this cuteness!!

sweet siblings sneak peek copy

I bet you see something in there you have to have!! Come check it out on Friday!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Favorite Kits

Jamie here with a flashback to one of my favorite kits from Sarah. MEMORIES OF YOU

  Every time I go to make a classy, beautiful page, this kit is the first thing to pop into my mind.   I just love the elegant nature and subtle colors (and for someone who LOVES bright colors, that is saying alot! )

My  layout I am going to share with you is a topic that I am not usually very comfortable with  . . . ME!   I actually love this page because it represents such a difficult change in my life.  (Plus, when I get further along in my pregnancy, I am going to use it to announce to my IRL friends!  SHH!  Don't tell!)

Journaling reads: When the bulged disc in my back continued to progressively get worse, I had to give up alot of who I am as an athlete & competitor to find new hobbies & interests. I was sad to part with who I was, but I am excited to find that I enjoy many new things now. 
-Wife of an MBA
-CT member
-Mother of two

When was the last time you made a page just about you?   Give it a try!   Make a page only about you!    What  style illustrates 'you'?  Are you the "Spunky Monkey" or the "Remember me"  or the "Sister Sue" type?   Sarah is bound to have a kit to fit your style.  Check out her store here. 

To give you even more incentive,  AMY from our CT is hosting an awesome challenge at Scrapmatters!  She is challenging us to  make a page about what we are passionate about.  By participating, you will receive great coupons to use at Sarah's store!  

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My Buddy Freebie

Hi everyone, Janine here again to offer up a quickpage using the amazing new kit from Designs by Sarah Bennett My Buddy.  If you haven't seen this kit it is so much fun and very versatile, here is a preview of the kit itself again:

I had a lot of fun creating with this kit and I made a quickpage out of one of my layouts for you here is a preview of what you will be getting, the image is linked to 4shared please leave a comment if you download I love to read them!

 I hope you have a fantastic weekend and week to come, stay tuned for more amazing things coming soon from Designs by Sarah Bennett!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fan Spotlight

Hey everyone!

Kendall here to talk about something very important: all you Designs by Sarah Bennett fans! You all are so important to Sarah and to us CT members, and we absolutely love seeing your creations using Sarah's products. It's been a while since we've done a fan spotlight, so I decided to cruise the gallery in search of some awesome pages featuring Sarah's stuff. Let me tell you, it wasn't hard to find tons of amazing LOs!

I love this sweet heritage page from nicolletteknight using the Sunday Afternoon collab with Trixie Scraps Designs.

Check out the awesome design on this page from lightmistress using Memories of You.

Take a look at this precious LO by Robandkris featuring Spunky Monkey.

I just adore all the blocking on this page by stanworth using the Go Green collab with WM [squared] Designs.

And finally, check out the fantastic design and adorable photo on this LO by KSCroppyChick featuring LYLAS.

Aren't these great?! For more awesome inspiration, check out the Designs by Sarah Bennett gallery at ScrapMatters, and while you're there, be sure to leave these ladies some love! And don't forget to post YOUR pages using Sarah's products. Who knows? Maybe we'll be featuring your page on the next "Fan Spotlight."

Have a fantastic week, everyone, and Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Product at Scrap Matters!!!

I am SO excited to tell you about the newest kit that Sarah has over at Scrap Matters! WOW! It's incredible!!! You don't want to miss out on this one! What I love about it is how versatile it is ... it can be used for SO many different kinds of pages AND the color scheme is so beautiful! And so .... introducing MY BUDDY!!!

Here are the elements and papers so you can get a good look at what is included ... I'm telling you ... RUN to Sarah's shop over at Scrap Matters to grab this one up. Do you see that alpha??? It's one of my new favorite alphas ... it really does ROCK!

And here are some of the incredible layouts created by Sarah's very talented CT to show you just how incredible this kit is!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Welcome to the Template Blog Train!

Hi! Welcome to the Designs by Sarah Bennett CT Template Blog Train! I'm glad you are here and have decided to join us!  If you aren't all that familiar with Sarah Bennett than you should probably remedy that!  She is an amazing designer, and a very sweet person.  Go check out her shop at Scrap Matters and prepare to be impressed!

If you make it through this entire Blog Train you will have some amazing templates!  Here is a preview of what is in store for you!

I'm so excited!  That is such a great assortment of templates in some different types of scrap styles.  Can you believe that it is all FREE?!!  How cool is that?!!  If you happen across a blog along the train that doesn't have their template posted yet, please check back.  We are on different time zones so we may not have everything up at the same time.

Remember these ladies worked very hard on these templates when they could have been scrapping!  Most if not all of them are playing along in the Queen of Scrap contest at Scrap Matters.  Instead of making another layout they were making you a template, so be sure to say thank you in the comments when you come across their blog!  They sure would appreciate it.  They don't profit in any way from doing this so it sure would make their day to hear from you if you download their templates along the way.

Without further ado here is your first free template!
The PSD and PNG files are included in the same download.
Click >>>HERE<<< to download

Next you will be going to Trish's blog HERE is a link to her blog for another fabulous template.  If you get a little turned around on your journey here is a list of all the participants and their blogs...

CT Blog   <-------You are here

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Are you ready for tomorrow's Template Blog Train?

That is right!  Tomorrow we will 12 FREE templates for you via a blog train!
You can hop on board right here starting tomorrow!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!! And a Freebie...

Megg here with a special Mother's Day Freebie for ya. This is probably one of my new favorite kits, and as I was working on a page with it this week, I thought I would make a little sumpin' sumpin' to give out for Mother's Day. Every mother deserves a break, right? Well, scrappers do too, especially after last weekend with all the sales, speed scraps, and such. Enjoy folks!
You can click on the preview to get to the store.

Just click on the layout above to get to the frame freebie download link. Happy Scrappin'!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Build A Bloom Freebie!

It's a quiet week so I thought I'd give ya'll something to enjoy.  Well I hope you enjoy it... ha ha... I'm Kat, a CT member for Sarah and I decided to give you a group of blooms.  Four of them to be exact.  This Build A Bloom mini was offered in Sarah's iNSD Grab Bag but now  you can grab it up on your own... it's has LOADS of possibilities!
Click the image to download the freebie!
Hugs!  Kat

Friday, May 7, 2010

Shout Out to the Fans...

Today, I thought we could look through pages from people who love and use Sarah's products...(these were all from the SM gallery)

by Kara using Sister Sue

by iisuzieii using Storytime (Collab with Lil Bits by Jude and Stacy's Backdoor Designs)

by Cyndi146 using Storytime

by Roxygerlie using Spunky Monkey

by MelodyScraps using Memories of You

by MelodyScraps using Storytime

by digiscrappingbetty using Memories of You

by Syapotter using Memories of You

by Jencushing using Sunday Afternoon (collab with Trixie Scraps)

by dbrpc using Sunday Afternoon

by dznyscrapper using Sunday Afternoon

by robbandkris using Go Green (Collab with WM2)

by robbandkris using Spunky Monkey

Thanks for choosing Sarah, and I hope everyone enjoyed their walk through layouts using Sarah products.