Friday, January 30, 2009

February paper freebie!

Wow, January is almost over! If you haven't downloaded the January paper, scroll down to fine it before you leave my blog. Here is a little gift to welcome in the new month. I love February because it is the month of MY birthday, my twins birthday, and my hubby's birthday. I'll be a whopping 30 years old in just a couple days... wow again.

Click here or on the preview to go to the download: Sorry, the link has expired. You can still purchase them from my store!
Quick reminder: you can get $3 off my Love Bug kit by using the coupon code: LUVBUG at checkout, good until Feb 14th!

Monday, January 26, 2009

The photo session that almost didn't happen

On Saturday afternoon, we had scheduled a professional family photo session. My husband and I had bathed the kids, they'd had fresh haircuts, and we got them into some decent (i.e. clean) clothes for photographs. As we finished getting the boys dressed, we started calculating how much we were going to end up spending on these posed, formal portraits. Martin decided we should just skip out and have our own photo session, and we went with it. Let me just say, we got some PRICELESS poses for FREE! :)

Here are just a few of my favorites!

(Credits: Music paper, brown background paper, and staples by Michelle Underwood. Commercial Use cardboard pieces by Karen Wallace.)

Have you been over to Pretty Scrappy lately? They are having a Quick Page Team Challenge. If you join the challenge, you will recieve 4 mini kits, coupons/gift certificates, AND a chance to join the Pretty Scrappy Quick Page Team or Creative Team (which is really cool because you will get TONS of free digiscrap items every month).

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I found time to scrap!

The unfortunate thing about designing is that I spend so much of my computer time creating backgrounds and elements and doing administrative things that I don't take the time to scrap my own photos! Well, when I saw Pretty Scrappy's newest kit "In the Neighborhood", I was inspired! I HAD TO HAVE IT! :) Wow. I love this kit!!! :D
The textures on the papers are great, the elements are cute and unique, and the kit is HUGE!
My oldest son who is 4 really loved this layout. He carried the printed page around all day, talking about the green house, what it was like being closed up in the box, and sneezing on the photo...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

More Love Bug Layouts!

Guess who got nominated for layout of the week at Pretty Scrappy? CONGRATS DONNA! :) Go vote for her layout!And some more sweet layouts done with the Love Bug kit...

~D~ put together a little freebie Quick Page from the kit to share with you. Here's a sample below. If you like it, go get it here.
Don't forget to use the $3 off coupon when you pick up the Love Bug kit! The code is LUVBUG, and it is good until Feb 14th!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Love Bug Kit - Just in time for Valentine's Day! And a Freebie!

I have a new kit at Pretty Scrappy. Here is "Love Bug". If you buy it between now and Feb 14th, use this coupon: LUVBUG to get $3.00 off!

I asked for some volunteers to make layouts with the kit and here are some of the ones I've gotten back. I think they've done a great job and I love their layouts!!!


Make sure you check out her blog, she will be giving away Quick Pages made from this kit! :)
Wow! They did that kit proud! :) Thanks ladies!!!

Here are some closer previews of the kit:
Don't forget the coupon at the beginning of the post! :)

Here's a little freebie that coordinates with "Love Bug". Click here or the image to download it!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Rough and Tumble Blog Train

Do you have boys? Me too. And I know how tough it is to find a decent boy scrap kit. You want something that is cute, but not frilly. Boyish, but not bland. Guess what? Here's the newest collab kit from the Pretty Scrappy Design Team: "Rough and Tumble".

I contributed to this kit, I think it turned out GREAT! I love designing boy themed elements and papers! It helps to have boys of my own, because I think of what I would want to scrap with and go from there...

I know you are probably here to grab your freebie, so without further hold-up, here you go. Click on the picture to go to the link, and then continue on down the blog train! Thanks!

Pretty Scrappy Blog Train:
Designs By Angel and Elizabeth
Share Joy (you are here)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Years Resolutions... or not.

First off, THANKS to those of you who volunteered to do some layouts with my new kit. I get you the links this week-end! :) Can't wait to see your work!

Last night, I was in the bathroom getting ready for bed and I decided to weigh myself. My husband was in the bathroom too and peeked over my shoulder, I guess to see how I was doing with my weight loss. I stepped on the digital scale and it did the 1 second red light flashing in a circle while it was calculating my weight and then it said "EE". No joke. I stepped on my scale and it said "EE" to me. My husband immediately busted out laughing hysterically which made me laugh too, but also made me want to smack him. Guess I have some more exercising to do... or should I just buy a new scale?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Looking for a few people to make some layouts!

I'm working on a Valentine's kit that I will be releasing in a few weeks. I'd love to give it out to a few people who would like to do a layout that I will publish here on my blog when it goes into the store! Yup, that means you'd get a free kit, brand new, before it's even in the store! Any takers? Contact me at joy(at)sharejoymemories(dot)com.

Blog Credits

Special thanks to Michelle Underwood and Atomic Cupcake.