Friday, July 24, 2015


Aloha friends!  Kelly's got a tropical new collection for you today that's certain to get you doing a hula dance.  This collection is perfect for scrapping your photos from the Polynesian Resort, dinner at the Spirit of Aloha or breakfast at Ohana's.  There's lots of fun tropical luau elements so it has many uses.  Take a closer look.

Inside you'll find 15 patterned and solid papers along with 16 sign titles, a hula dancer, volcano, long house, lanterns, ohana sign, tiki torches, turtle, sun umbrella, ukulele, beach chairs, flowers, frames, pineapple, resort sign, umbrella drinks, tiki god statues, 7 word bits, sunglasses, string, stitching and more.  There's also a tan full alpha.

Kelly made some expertly clustered page starters and word art titles too.  These are gorgeous!

This fabulous new collection can be found at the Kellybell Designs Store priced at 25% off this weekend only.  There are so many other collections to browse through inside the store, so take your time and look around while you're there.

If you need some scrapping inspiration, you can check out all the CT layouts over at Kelly's Blog or Kelly's Facebook page. This is my layout made with the new Aloha Polynesia collection.

Kelly's Creative Team gals have 3 matching freebies for you.  Here's the path you will take to find them.  Give the girls a hugs along the way please.  Aloha and have a great weekend!

Charlene's Blog -

Jennifer's Blog -

Julie's Blog -

Friday, July 17, 2015


Michelle had a very busy birthday month in June traveling the globe, so her birthday sale has turned into a July unbirthday sale beginning July 17, 2015.  Everything in the shop will be 40% off until July 19th!

We will kick things off with a Mickey Brag Book Blog Hop!  Michelle’s awesome team has created the perfect pages to help you put together a sweet highlight, birthday, or special occasion book in a jiffy!

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

Michelle is revealing another 100 Acre Woods friend this week!  As Piglet says “It's so much more friendly with two.”  This fabulous kit of 100 plus elements and papers will certainly fulfill your need for those Piglet meet and greets, breakfast at the Crystal Palace, or parade pictures.  You will be able to use this versatile kit to capture the memories of many other events in your life as well, especially if you love pink!  There are flowers, balloons, hearts, butterflies, ladybugs, kites, buttons, bows, ribbons, brads, frames, flairs, and wonderful word bits.  The pattern and solid papers are fantastic and there are 3 different alphas included as well.  Be sure to check out the coordinating pieces too!

Blog Hop Ahead!! The girls created several 5 by 7 Brag Book pages that will make a great little album! They were all created as pngs with no extra shadows! Make sure you collect all 12 along with a cover!

Be patient, links should be valid by 8am Friday morning. 
Be sure to thank them for their generosity and wonderful work!

Here is the complete list in case you get lost...
Annette - A Scrap of Life                             
Brandy - Digital Designs by Branan              
Lyn - Scrapping Memories Forever                       
Lisa - Chubby Chihuahua Designs              
Debbie - Scrap Out Loud                              


Last week, Kelly introduced 6 new princess mini-kits in the Nice To Meet You new series. Today, she's got 7 more princess kits. You just can't leave out any of the princesses - they all want their own special kit! Today's new releases includes a mini-kit for Anna, Elsa, Merida, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Snow White and Tiana. They are all just spectacular! Inside you'll find 6 papers, 1-2 princess dolls, frames, ribbons, flowers, pixie dust, an authentic signature and a few other unique elements. Take a look at all these fun princess packs.

You can find all of these princess mini-packs inside the Kellybell Designs Store. They are priced at 25% off this weekend only. So go ahead and add a few of them to your shopping cart now.

If you need some scrapping inspiration, you can check out all the CT layouts over at Kelly's Blog or Kelly's Facebook page. Here's one that I made.

Last week, the CT made some awesome matching princess freebies. You're going to love the princess freebies this week too! You'll find them at Jessica's Blog, Linda's Blog and Roxana's Blog. These new Nice To Meet You mini-kits are fabulous. I know you'll love creating princess layouts with them. Hope you have a great weekend and happy princess scrapping!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Nice to Meet You Mini Princess kits by Kellybell releases today along with some adorable FREEBIES!

It's absolutely amazing to meet a Disney princess inside one of the Disney parks. Their dresses are stunning, their hair is so pretty, their makeup is amazing. And they get to talk and interact with you. How cool is that? You just can't have too many princess kits to scrap with. You've probably got tons of photos with the princesses and are always looking for new ways to scrap a page with them.

This week, Kelly is introducing a new series of mini-kits called Nice To Meet You. These mini kits have 6 papers, a character signature, several word strip quotes along with some frames, ribbons, flowers and unique elements for that character. Plus you'll get 1-2 princess dolls. These are so fun and so easy to make a princess page with. There's a unique pack for Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Mulan and Pocahontas. You'll be seeing more characters coming out in the future with these new Nice To Meet You mini-kits.

Sweet! Aren't they just adorable! You can find all of these mini-packs inside the Kellybell Designs Store. Priced at 25% off this weekend only, they are a sweetheart deal!

So many princess packs, which ones will you choose? You can view all the CT layouts over at Kelly's Blog or Kelly's Facebook page. Here's one that I made.

Kelly's CT gals have some neat matching freebies for you. There's some journal cards and a paper stack. Here's the gals that you'll need to visit to pick up these gifts. Have a wonderful weekend and happy scrapping!

Monday, July 6, 2015

How MouseScrappers Changed and Saved my Digital Scrapbooking Life!

I have always loved Disney.  In 1998, my husband and I took my son for his first trip when he was 4 years old.  Well now he is 21 and we still go just about every year.  It is our special place together (along with millions of others – hee hee) and to this day every trip is joyful and full of family traditions and memories. 

In 2000, I discovered the art of scrapbooking.  I had always taken lots of pictures and put them into albums.  A friend took me to a Creative Memories home show and I was hooked immediately.  I love arts and crafts, but never felt I had any real ability in that arena.  My sister was an art major and I thought she got all of the family talents!  Scrapbooking was the perfect way for me to feel artistic.  My sister and I worked on a book for my mom and dad's 40th wedding anniversary and we both loved it so much we both became Creative Memories (CM) consultants.  When CM introduced digital scrapbooking, I was a bit skeptical, after all, the joy I found in scrapping was the art part.  How would I fulfill those needs on a computer?  Well, after some tentative tries, I realized that my creativity actually grew with all of the options in sizing, coloring and effects.  Not to mention the fact that a digital book takes up far less space than the 50+ monster traditional style books stacked on shelves around my house!

Skip forward to summer 2013.  CM consultants received the news that the company will be shutting down operations including the digital scrapbook software and support.  I was devastated.  I didn't know anything else.  I began to search for ways to continue with my hobby (passion, really) without CM.  During this time is when I discovered MouseScrappers (MS).  I was floored.  Previous to this time, I didn't really even know there was so much digital content out there, and most importantly, Disney related content!  (Cue angelic music and bright shining lights.) 

And so began a new journey for me in digital scrapbooking.  So many wonderful things have happened:

1- I have learned so many new techniques and creative things to do on my pages.  I had never made a cluster or used paint or layering before.  I used to strictly fill in a template, put a few stickers on and journal the page.  I feel even more creative than ever thanks to the MS community.

2- I've made new friends.  The MS community is so generous and helpful and fun!  I never really thought about being able to build relationships and connections through a website before joining MS.

3- The connections I've made have allowed me to spread my wings and venture to apply for some creative teams, and guess what? They accepted me. This just expanded my friendships and love for the craft!  I've even started a blog!  If you knew how hilarious that would have sounded to me a couple of years ago....

4- MS has introduced me to some amazing designers.  Not just because their work is so great (it is), but because these women are so supportive and generous to sponsor this website and its many fun challenges and events.

5 - I am getting pages done!!!  By completing weekly challenges, speeds scraps and participating in Project 2015, I am completing 3-5 pages on a weekly basis!  That is the icing on the cake!

I want to thank Carol for inviting me to post a guest blog on MouseScrappers and for all of the wonderful work she and her team put into keeping the site running!  I hope that my story will inspire others out there to get involved with this community.  I promise you won't be sorry!  If this old dog can learn so many new tricks, I know you can!  Just for fun – here’s a before and after to show you how my style has grown. 

c. 2008 – Creative Memories predesigned page, Jewel Power Palette (no embellishments, no frames, pretty plain, huh?)

July 2015 – Kellybell That Covers It template vol. 2 #2, Go for Launch, Reflections of China, White and Silver alpha; Journal card from Bella Gypsy Snap Happy May; turkey leg from Scrappy Bee picnic blog train.

Checkout MouseScrappers - You will not be sorry!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Mousescrappers Challenge July 4-17!

The current template challenge at Mousescrappers is being hosted by Melidy Designs.  Go over and check it out.  This template is adorable.  I will be back to post my page later - can't wait to see yours!


Hello summer! The kids are out of school, the weather is warm and everyone is relaxed and lazy or perhaps frantic and crazy! Summer is a great time to catch up on your scrapping and to think about what you'll be making for the next Kellybell Designs blog challenge. This month's theme is Minnie Mouse. It's time to focus your layout on that sweet lovable lady mouse.

Ready to see what you're playing for this month? CT member Roxana has a set of Minnie journal cards for you. They are just adorable! It's Minnie in several different setting - how cute! The only way you can get them is to create a layout for the monthly challenge. Make sure you play this month. This month's an easy one, who doesn't have lots of photos of Minnie!

Here are the rules and instructions to participation in the Monthly Blog Challenge:
  • Scrap a layout with Minnie Mouse. This can be photos of Minnie in meet and greets, parade, costumes, Minnie ears, or anything else with Minnie Mouse on it. Use as many photos as you'd like.
  • Use as many elements and papers as you want. Decorate a lot or a little, it's up to you.
  • Layouts should be made with 100% Kellybell products or freebies (you are allowed to use a template from another designer). You are welcome to submit more than 1 layout.
  • Post your layout into the Challenges Gallery at Kellybell Designs by midnight EST July 31st. Participation prizes will be sent to the email address you have listed with Kelly's gallery so make sure you're registered and logged in with your User ID before posting your layout.
  • A random winner will be selected to win a $6.50 gift certificate to Kelly's store.
  • The winner will be announced the first week of August. That's also when the participation prizes will be emailed out.

Make sure you check out all the collections inside the Kellybell Designs Store. If you need some inspiration and scrapping ideas, you can head on over to Kelly's Blog to see all the Creative Team layouts for this challenge. Here is my page.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


This week Melissa has a new template pack hitting the store, perfect for those of you that love journal cards but feel restricted by pocket scrapping... Carded: Volume 1is the perfect template pack to get you out of that creative 'block' and is great a way to get your layouts built - quick. The templates come in PSD, PNG, Page and TIFF formats making your pages come together seamlessly no matter what programme you use!

Carded: Volume 1 Carded Volume 1 Templates - Melidy Designs

Here are the pages I made using the new templates:

If you want to try out this template style, Melissa is hosting the template challenge tomorrow, over at Mousescrappers. Join in the fun... pick up a free template and scrap a layout!
Have a magical weekend!