Friday, June 26, 2015

In The Pocket Dining and a Freebie From Me!

Hungry?  Why not try a Disney character meal where you can get something to eat, plus meet some amazing Disney characters.  It's a great way to interact one on one with your favorite Disney friends.  There are so many dining possibilities at a Disney park or hotel.  And fans love to take foodie photos!  Today's new collection from Kellybell Designs focuses on Dining.


Amazing!  You're going to love this new Dining collection.  You know you've got tons of breakfast, lunch and dinner photos to scrap!  The In The Pocket Dining Pack and Extras Pack is so bright and fun.  It's fabulous for a meal at Chef Mickey's, eating a mickey ice cream bar or any snack/dining photos.


Kelly has a beautiful paper pack filled with solid, striped, polka dot and chevron papers.  All in the classic colors of yellow, black, white and red.


Here's a classic Disney color pack of alphas.  Perfect for scrapping titles for the Fab 5 characters or any Disney layout.


Check out these fun new pocket style templates.  Lots of spots for photos, journal cards, tags and decorations.  All of Kelly's template come in PSD, TIFF, PAGE and PNG formats.


You can find today's new releases at the Kellybell Designs Store.  This weekend only, the new release packs are priced at 20% off.



Want to see how the Creative Team scrapped with this new collection?  Maybe you need some examples of how to scrap with these templates or more layouts to view of pocket style scrapping.  Head on over to Kelly's Blog or Kelly's Facebook Page to see lots of layout inspiration.  

Ready for some freebies now?  Kelly's CT gals have made 3 coordinating freebies for you.  Here's where you'll find them - over at Jessica's Blog and Roxana's Blog.  Make sure you say hello and thank you to these ladies.  Have a great weekend!  Can't wait to see how you can scrap with this new collection.  Here's my freebie word art.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Mousescrappers Design Challenge #21 and A Blog Hop

I finally got some free time and participated in the latest Mousescrappers Design Challenge.  I missed a few with life being kinda busy, but I'm glad to whip up something this month.  This was a color challenge so we had a pallatte of 6 colors to work with. It reminded me of Carsland so that's the theme I went with.  You can find all the Design Challenges HERE.


Here is the mini kit I made.  You can purchase the Design Challenge packs at the Mousescrappers Store.


The participants have a blog hop for you too.  I've got a bunch of papers for you today.  Here is the blog train for you to pick up the freebies from the other gals.

MJAJmom: http://www.mjajdesigns.blogspot.com/    YOU ARE HERE


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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Cool Hawaiian Collection From Natalie Called At The Hukilau

Natalie has a tropical kit out today that's just fabulous for any Hawaii vacation, luau or Polynesian adventures.  I just love it!  We have lots of photos from our Hawaii trips that I can use this for.


This fabulous kit contains 28 papers, 12 ribbons, 4 ricrac, 11 flowers, 5 chipboard flowers, 6 leaves, a palm tree, 5 buttons, 6 frames, a string, stitches, 4 word tags, a word stamps, 5 lanterns, 2 paper scatters, 2 sand scatters, 3 shells, a starfish, 5 surfboards, a wave element, a bamboo element, a bird, 3 borders, a pineapple, a pineapple drink, a coconut, a coconut drink, 2 hula dancers, a fire dancer, 2 tiki statues, 2 tiki torches, a bow, 2 flourishes, 3 flip flops and 2 alphas.


Natalie also made several packs of word art, page starters and paper stacks.  They truly are amazing!



This collection was perfect for scrapping our luau pictures from Maui last Spring Break.  I've been scrapping most of my photos in the pocket style format lately.  I like the simplicity and also the uniformity across pages.  




I've got some word strips for my freebie today.  You can also find a freebie over at Cynthia's Blog and Lisa's Blog.  Have a great week!  Aloha!


Friday, June 5, 2015

I Wanna Be Like You From Kellybell Designs and a Freebie From Me!

Get your toes a tapping and sing it out loud with the King of the Apes, King Louie - "Now I'm the king of swingers, whoa, the jungle VIP".  Can you picture that big orange orangutan  singing out - "I wanna walk like you, talk like you!"  Disney characters are so much fun.  King Louie is a blast to meet at Animal Kingdom.  He's usually pretty animated and funny.  Take a look at Kelly's newest collection today that's inspired by that big hairy ape!


Inside this kit you'll find lots of jungle fun elements like a snake in a tree, palm tree, bananas, story book, panther, King Louie doll, monkeys, ferns, flowers, ribbons, buttons, flairs, banners, word tags and more along with 18 papers in fun patterns and animal prints and a full light brown alpha.

There's a coordinating set of page starters including 2 cluster frames and 3 word art titles.


You can find this new release at the Kellybell Designs Store priced at 25% off this weekend only.  Visit the store and see all the amazing collections from Kelly.


Kelly's Creative Team ladies have 3 wonderful freebies for you today.  You can find them at Jessica's Blog and Roxana's Blog and also one from me. Hope you like the paper stack! Have a great weekend and happy scrapping!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Book Review - Living With Intent

I stumbled upon a site that allows you to read books for free and review them.  I thought I'd try something different and give it a shot.  However, it takes me way to long to read through a book (despite it being a quick and easy book) so this will be my first and last book review.  If your an avid reader, you might want to check out Blogging For Books.

Living With Intent by Mallika Chopra


Here is the review that I wrote:

As a mom of 2 boys amidst a busy life style doing errands, carpooling and other mom chores, I often wonder where I'm going and who have I become.  This book strikes a chord for busy mom bopping from one to-do to the next trying to maintain their sanity and rediscover their purpose and self worth.  I found Living With Intent to be a quick read.  It's filled with several stories and thought provoking homework and action items at the end of the chapters.

Being go-go-go all the time, I don't take any time for me and I don't live in the present and smell the roses along the way,   This book offers motivation and provides steps to take action with both simple and complex events in your life.  I try to use her words "Who Am I?" "What Do I Want?" and "How Can I Serve?" to slow my racing thoughts down and help me focus and get centered.  As I read the book, I'd often be nodding my head thinking "Yes, I feel that way too".  This book helped me realize that I'm not perfect and don't need to be, that I can slow down and figure out what important for me and for my family, and that I can be prepared with new ways of thinking purposefully.  
I received this book from "Blogging For Books" for this review.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Colorful New Parade Collection From Kellybell Designs and a Freebie From Me!

Don't you just love a parade?  Isn't it fun to stake out the perfect viewing spot, watch the amazing floats go by, snack on some popcorn and wave at all the characters?  Disney parks are host to several fabulous parades.  You can see lots of princesses, have fun at a dance party or celebrate the holidays in Disney style.  Kelly's got a new collection for all those hundreds of photos you'll take of the parade.  It's an amazing, bright and lively collection called....


Inside this kit you'll find a colorful set of 15 papers along with elements like a hot air balloon, flairs, banners, camera, mouse ear balloons, hearts, crown, cloud, musical notes, Maleficent dragon, flowers, ribbons, stars, sprays, buttons and more.  


These page starters are such a burst of colors.  All expertly clustered and ready to place on your layouts.  There's also a pack of 6 cool journal cards.


How about a pack of 51 journal tags?  These are perfect for adding a little accent under a photo or next to a cluster.


Take a look at these gorgeous word art titles.  


Need more pocket style templates?  Kelly's got a new set in the Collage Crazy collection.  These templates offer lots of places to pop in a photo or journal card.  All of Kelly's templates are versatile and are available with PSD, TIFF, PAGE and PNG formats.


You can find this wonderful collection inside the Kellybell Designs Store.  The packs will be priced at 25% off this weekend only so hurry and grab them now!  



You're gonna love scrapping with this new collection.  The colors just reach out and grab you!  You can view all the CT layouts at Kelly's Blog or Kelly's Facebook Page


The end of the parade is always a bummer.  But the end of this blog post is a fun thing!  It's where you'll find 3 matching freebies for this parade collection.  Here's where you'll need to go to find them.  Give the gals a hug along the way and have a wonderful weekend!

Linda's Blog - http://www.mjajdesigns.blogspot.com/   YOU ARE HERE



Saturday, May 2, 2015

Kellybell NSD Events, Free Kit and CT Blog Train

It's here again - National Scrapbooking Day!  A day we celebrate scrappers around the world all focused on the having fun scrapping their family memories.  To kick things off, Kelly is having a store wide sale this weekend featuring 25% off all kits and 35% off everything else (excluding bundles and gift certificates).  Now's the perfect time to check your scrapping stash and stock up on those favorite kits and accessories you've been wishing for.


Just like in years past, Kelly is offering a free kit that you can grab.  Yes, it's a FREE kit!!  But you gotta grab it from the Kellybell Designs store on Saturday May 2nd.  Once Sunday rolls around, it's not free anymore!  That's worth carving out some time on Saturday, don't you think?


The free kit is called Strikes & Spares.  It's absolutely adorable!  Inside you'll find 10 papers along with bowling shoes, score card, bowling bag, bowling shirt, bowling lane, starburst, signs, flairs, bowling pins, trophy, strike X, flowers, balls, ribbons and more.


Kelly also has a coordinating set of page starters including 2 cluster frames and 3 word art titles.  Head on over to the Kellybell Designs Store to pick up your free kit or to purchase the page starter pack.  Load up your shopping cart while the whole store is on sale.


Kelly's Creative Team is hosting a blog train this weekend with the theme of Downtown Disney journal cards.  This theme matches perfectly with the new collection inspired by the Splitsville bowling center in Dowtown Disney.  There are 13 journal cards in all.  Collect them this weekend only.  After Monday, the download links will be taken down.  The journal cards will then be available inside Kelly's store.

Here is your blog train path:

Kelly (also hosting Ana's freebie) - http://kellybelldesigns.com/blog/
Linda (also hosting Lynnette's freebie) - http://www.mjajdesigns.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE

Enjoy all the festivities during National Scrapbooking day.  Take your time and browse through Kelly's store to pick up some items during the sale.  Have a great day and happy scrapping!

Here is Lynnette's freebie.

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And here is my freebie:

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