Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chelle´s new store at Scrap Orchard!!

Chelle has moved to Scrap Orchard, and her store is opening today! And she has a completely new blog you will want to bookmark so you don't miss the new releases and freebies!!

Her first release as a Scrap Orchard girl is Vroom!, an amazing kit, perfect for all your speed, race or cars adventures pics! There is a coordinating garage AO, that you save if you get it in a bundle, and a coordinating set of WAs. Take a look, I'm sure you're gonna love this kit!

Here are the pages, a 2 pager, I made with this amazing kit!

Chelle is also releasing some really cool CU Spritzers brushes and pngs, I used them in both of my pages and loved them!

And as always Chelle has a freebie for you on her new blog!!! 

Chelle has also added to the new store some of her other known products, so if you missed the coordinating freebies for these, again ... go to her new blog!!! Take a look at some items, there are a lot more in the new store including CU stuff!!

And here for your inspiration some pages I scrapped with these kits too!

OK I know it has been a LOOOOONG post, but wait there is more:

Join us to celebrate Chelle´s birthday this month, this is a DD kit you won't wanna miss!!! So be sure to bookmark Chelle´s new blog so you don't miss any of the daily downloads!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Last day to get Chelle´s products on sale!!

Remember today is your last opportunity. Retiring items are with 50% off, and all the other items are with 20% off.  So go to Chelle´s store and grab what´s still on your wish list!!! PU and CU product included!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Crossing the Finish Line by Kellybell Designs

Kachow! He's back!!! Our favorite little race car is back to star in another fabulous Disney movie, Cars 2, just released today! Lightning McQueen and Mater head overseas to compete in the first ever World Grand Prix to determine the fastest car in the world. To celebrate the movie release, Kellybell has a racy new kit called ....


Not only is this kit perfect for scrapping your meeting with McQueen and Mater, but also for scrapping TomorrowLand Speedway, Test Track, driving tests, road trips and all the fun of getting to your final destination. There's 15 papers including some sporty checks and patterns. Kelly's included an awesome alpha in black checks outlined in red. She's also created some very fun elements including a speedometer, traffic light, tire, tread marks, keys, winding roads, checkered flag, trophy and a whole lot more.

Here is a set of 7 coordinating word art titles. Isn't that alpha just amazing??!! The kit and word art are on sale this weekend only for 25% off. Make sure you stop by Kellybell's Store to buy them on sale!

With so much versatility in this this kit, there's just too many possibilities for scrapping. This is what I made...

Now that you've seen the kit and some layouts, let's talk about some freebies! Kelly's Creative Team has done a super duper job making a few goodies for you with 'Crossing The Finish Line'. Steer your race car over to these blogs and find the treasures they have for you.

Yankee Doodle Collab and Front and Center Templates by Band Geek Designs

Today Liz is releasing a fantastic collab she created with Wendy from WM(squared) called Yankee Doodle. Perfect for your 4th of July or you American Adventure pics, and I must admit I  LOVE the touches of pink in it! The elements and papers are gorgeous, the WA bits perfect for every special memory, and the kit comes with 2 alphas in different colors but if you get the bundle, you´ll get a bonus pack of three more alphas!

Here´s the page I made with this amazing collab:

And as it was not enough, Liz is releasing another fantastic set of templates:

Heard the News?...Chelle is moving!!!

And she has everything on sale at her ScrapMatters store, so this is your opportunity to get your wish list, as some of these kits will be gone for good!

(Image linked to Chelle´s Store)

For inspiration, here are some pages I scrapped using some of Chelle´s products:

Using  Choo Choo!

For full credits you can go to my ScrapMatters Gallery here.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Remember the Magic with Polynesian Paradise by Kellybell Designs

If you listen carefully you can hear the drums beating and the waves crashing on the beach, you might even smell the pina collada's as we take you back to Polynesia. Polynesian Paradise is out of the vault for a limited time only. It will be 50% off thru Sunday and then back into the vault it goes!!! And for those of you who may already own this kit, there is a brand new Add-On to compliment. The Add-On will be 25% off thru Sunday as well. So put your hula skirt on and dance over to Kellybell Designs and snatch them up!!!!





Check out the pages I made with both kits! The first one using just Polynesian Paradise, the original kit; and the second one using mostly Polynesian Paradise AO.

Now for the keep the 50% off celebration going... Beachy Keen and Sail Away With Me are also gonna be 50% off thru Sunday as well!





And if that wasn't enough we are also celebrating this month's Member Of The Month!

Name: Donna Sonmor
Here is a link to her site:

Q. How did you get into Digital Scrapbooking?
I've always been a very artistic, creative person. My daughter married an American boy (long story but it's the best love story you'll ever hear) on such short notice in December 2009 that none of his family were able to get passports to attend, and only my husband, our son & myself were there for her side of the family. There were very few photos. I decided that the best Christmas gift for his family and our family would be a scrapbook of the pictures that we did have. I knew that I would never be able to make 12 traditional scrapbooks so I looked into making a photo book. I started in March 2010 with a free version of Digital Scrapbook Artist 2, found some tutorials online and taught myself the basics, and the book was ready to print in late September. I've since upgraded from DSA2 and now I mostly use PSE9 but I also have PSCS5 which I'm teaching myself to use. The photo book turned out very nice and everybody who has seen it loves it, although when I look at it now I cringe! My style has definitely changed and my skills have improved a lot in the year since then!

Q. What brought you to Kellybell Designs?
I had a lot of Disney photos to scrap and I stumbled onto the MouseScrappers website somehow. I started seeing some amazing LOs and took note of the designers being credited. Kelly was one designer whose kits I loved, and I developed a large collection of them pretty quickly. I remember feeling very jealous of the talented CT members she had because I thought they were so lucky to be able to play with her kits!

Q. What has been your best moment as a member of Kelly's Team?
Oh gosh, how can I choose?! I'm serious - I've only been here 6 months but there have been so many best moments! How about the day that I was invited to join Kelly's team as a Guest CT? It might have been how quickly I was welcomed to the team by everybody. Then there was the day that I was invited to stay with the team permanently. Maybe it was the day that I quit feeling shy and inadequate, and started feeling confident that I belonged here. Or how about the day that I realized that all of us girls are not just a team of strangers -- we're friends and we all truly care about each other. I think that the last one is the one I'll go with! I love this team! We have the best team, we each have our strengths that we bring to the scrapping part of the team; but most of all every one of the girls is awesome, and we've got each others' backs.

Q. In addition to being a member of the team .. tell us a little about you.
I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 26 years, but we've been together for 30 years. We have two wonderful "adults" now (can't call them kids anymore!) - our son is 23, and our daughter is 21 and married to a man I adore and consider to be my own son. I live in the middle of Canada, in Winnipeg, where we have to deal with short hot summers and long cold winters. I was in an accident 3 years ago that forced me to retire but I used to manage a small florist shop before that. I have always had an artistic streak in me, but until I discovered digi scrapping I didn't know how to let that artist out. I love to travel and have been to 6 Canadian provinces, 42 American states, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. We love to road trip through the USA and we've just discovered that we also love to cruise. This fall we plan to combine our two loves by taking a 12000 km road trip and a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas. By the end of this year, we'll have visited 49 states, with only Alaska left to visit -- which we'll do next summer, and we'll have added the Bahamas to the list of countries we've visited. Oh and we're having a mid-life crisis... we just bought a Honda Goldwing motorcycle - can't wait for our first road trip on it!

Q. What is by far your favorite kit here at Kellybell Designs?
Boy you really like to ask the hard questions! That's kind of like asking which one of your kids is your favourite. I get really excited when I see Kelly introduce the princess-y kits, but I think I love her absolutely stunning Blooming in Adversity kit the most.

Q. What are your favorite layouts?
I think that these are probably my favorite LO's so far, both made with Blooming in Adversity. I love how drastically different that one kit can look:



Head over to Donna's blog because she has a freebie for you!
And don't forget your manners and give her some love!