Monday, January 31, 2011

Help Bring Brady Home

This kit is not just any ordinary kit; it is for an amazing cause and an amazing little guy that needs a family, a home, and someone to love and care for him. The Hartman family, are in the process of adopting the sweet boy below. They feel called to rescue this little boy "Brady" from a mental institution in Eastern Europe. Because he has Downs Syndrome, Brady was abandoned at birth, just like the majority of children with any sort of disabilities in Eastern Europe and other parts of the world. lt is standard procedure when these children turn between 4-6 years old (depending on region) that they are transferred from Orphanages to full blown Mental Institutions. This transfer is very traumatic, and many times these children suffer and sometimes die due to the conditions. Brady has already been transferred and The Hartmans are trying to get to him as quickly as possible. So I told this sweet family that I would ask the girls at "Stuff to Scrap" to Help!! The cost of this adoption is well between $20,000- $30,000 and so we just want to be able to contribute a little toward that huge amount. The amazing designers at "Stuff to Scrap" have put together an awesome collaboration that can be used to donate to this great cause. All proceeds from the sell of *Brady* goes directly to the Hartman's adoption fund.
Please consider helping in this amazing endeavor to BRING BRADY HOME!!
(Picture linked to their blog)
If you want you can read more at the Hartmans sponsor page
This blog has a post about Brady. She met Brady while adopting their son Aaron. It brought me to tears!!
This is a blog of another family we know that just adopted two children from Eastern Europe (They are so cute and its just amazing to see how much they are thriving with a little love) =D

Sunday, January 30, 2011

STS Challenges

There are going to be some changes taking place at the Stuff To Scrap forum starting in February. Take a look at the flier (linked to the forum) and check out what is going on.

Friday, January 28, 2011


This post is copied from Tammy's Blog with information about sweet Kiya.

In Memory of Kiya

This kit was made in memory of my husband’s late daughter, Kiya Renee. Today is the 5 year anniversary since she passed away. Each time my husband sees a butterfly, he thinks of Kiya; we say she is flying with the butterflies. She lived for 5 ½ years with cerebral palsy, battling surgeries and many illnesses. Through it all, she always had the most amazing smile & laugh. There’s something beautiful about those moments in your child’s life that may seem insignificant to others – my husband can remember all those moments with Kiya. The next time you see a butterfly, remember all those parents who have lost a child and remember to hug your child every night.

For ONE DAY ONLY, the wonderfully sweet designers (Amy & Dana) behind AmyDane Designs, are offering Something Beautiful FREE. Instead of spending $3.99 on the kit, if you could, please donate that to United Cerebral Palsy at

Here are a couple layouts that I did using the kit and the add-on (which is free until the end of Jan)

Also there is a Speed Scrap tomorrow hosted by Rainamoon Scraps. Check out the flier and the cute participation prize. Click HERE to be taken to the forum to let us know you'll be there.

And here is the super cute participation prize

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ready To Harvest FREEBIE

Remember this awesome kit called Ready To Harvest? I have a little freebie for you using this kit. It's still on sale for $2.50 and if you use the coupon code SNPmapsRTH you can get the states and countries for just $1. There is also an add on that is free for a limited time. Here is what the kit looks like again.

Click HERE to be taken to Scraps n' Pieces blog to see some more great layouts using this kit and to grab some more freebies.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ready To Harvest

Scraps n' Pieces has this awesome missionary kit out today called Ready To Harvest. My husband served an LDS mission in the Knoxville, TN mission about 14 years ago and has 2 books full of pictures. So I made him break them out so I could start scrapping them. Okay so the kit is on sale this week for $2.50 and you can get the states and countries for only $1 when you purchase them with the kit and use the coupon code SNPmapsRTH. There is also an add-on that is free for a limited time. So here are all the previews (linked to the store) and then a couple layouts that I did.

 Freebie Add-On

Come back on Thursday for a little freebie from me.

Monday, January 24, 2011

$2 Tuesday at Stuff To Scrap

Okay here is what's in the $2 bin at Stuff To Scrap today. Since blue and gold banquets are coming up, Scraps n' Pieces have their scouting kits Do a Good Turn Daily and On My Honor along with the quickpage packs. All images are linked so head on over and do some shopping.

And AmyDane Designs has their Graffiti Kit and the quickpages and cluster pack. Here is a look.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

$2 Tuesday at Stuff To Scrap

It's Tuesday again and that means some great deals at Stuff To Scrap. Images are linked to the store. AmyDane Designs has their Graffiti kit.

Scraps n' Pieces has a couple of new quickpage packs in the store and also on sale for $2 today. New York New York and Super Chef along with the full sized kits are in the run and grab them!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Snow Princess and a FREEBIE

Rainamoon Scraps has this awesome new kit out called Snow Princess. I just love the colors and well the whole kit. Here is a preview (linked to the store) and then a couple of layouts that I did using it.

 I made this last layout into a will only be available for a week.

Download Expired

Click HERE to be taken to Rainamoon Scraps blog to see some more great layouts and grab a couple of freebies.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

$2 Tuesday at Stuff To Scrap

This week there are some great kits in the $2 bin at Stuff To Scrap. Check out the previews (linked to the store) and then head over and do some shopping.

 Scraps n' Pieces has their Just Dance and Slam Dunk Kits for $2 today only
And AmyDane Designs has Snappy and the new Quickpage set

Friday, January 7, 2011

We've Got Spirit Freebie and a Speed Scrap

Remember this awesome kit that I showed you the other day? We've Got Spirit by Scraps n''s still on sale for $2.50 and you can get the glitter papers for free using the coupon code a couple posts down. Here is the preview again.

 And I made one of my layouts in a quickpage for you

If you head over to Scraps n' Pieces  blog you can grab some more freebies from this fun kit.

There will also be a Speed Scrap at Stuff To Scrap on Saturday. Here is the info. Click on the flyer to let us know you'll be there.

And here is the participation prize you will receive for playing along

Want a Chance to Win?

That's right, you can win ANY 3 STS Designer Mega Collabs!

Creative Busy Hands blog is 2 years old and they are doing some giveaways... and Stuff To Scrap is a sponsor of one of the giveaways.

Check out the blog HERE for more information on how you can win. Good luck!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

We've Got Spirit

Scraps n' Pieces has a new kit out today called We've Got Spirit. I LOVED working with this kit. It has some fun papers and glitter papers, but the elements are so detailed and awesome! I didn't have many dance, drill, or cheer pictures to scrap but it works great for 4th of July pictures too. This kit is on sale this week for $2.50 and you can get the glitter pack for free when you use the coupon code SNPspiritFREE. Take a look at the preview and then my layouts.

I'll be back Friday with a freebie made using this kit.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

$2 Tuesday at Stuff To Scrap

Here is a look at a couple of things that are in the $2 bin today at Stuff to Scrap. AmyDane Designs has their calendar pack in the bin. This is a fast and easy way to make yourself a calendar for 2011. Scraps n' Pieces has their New York New York kit, Country Christmas, and the Quickpage pack for Country Christmas. Here are all the previews (linked to the store). Hope you have a great Tuesday!