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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Love These Girls!

Hi everyone, I have some exciting news for you today! Carolyn of "Scrap N Tag" is opening her own shop! And if that's not exciting enough for you then let me tell you some more great news! Netta of "Creative Victorian Designs" has decided to join her! Now we can get all of the beautiful kits from both of these awesome designers in one place!

The Scrap N Tag Shop won't have it's Grand Opening until Feb. 1st , but you can take a sneak peek here. The store will have all kinds of cool deals like a "Kit Of The Month." Every month Carolyn will select a kit from the store and offer it to us for only $4.00!! The month of Feb. will be featuring Netta's gorgeous new kit "Victorian Shimmer!" Take a look...

Absolutely gorgeous! Another cool deal is her "Special Of The Week!"once again, Carolyn selects a kit and offers it to us for one week for the low price of just $2.00!! The week of Feb. 1st-9th will be featuring Carolyn's stunning new kit "Girly Girl!" Here it is....

So soft and pretty! And to celebrate Scrap N Tags Grand opening, Carolyn is having a HUGE sale for the first week! For the first 3 days, the entire store is 50% off! (excluding Kit of the month and special of the week) and then it goes down to 25% off for the remainder of the week ...and like any great shop, Carolyn will also be giving away some awesome freebies too!! Take a look at these...


Pretty cool huh?!! Okay guys.....be sure to check it out!! You'll be glad you did!! Oh and one other thing....Netta of "Creative Victorian Designs" is having a CT call! Now is your chance to get all of her store kits free! ..... Her designs are awesome! For more details, visit her at her blog here.

I'm sorry I haven't been able to make you any Brag Book pages recently. I have been super busy. I promise I'll have some for you soon! Til then....God Bless!!


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Before I fly up.....

Hi everyone,
I have been sooooo busy and probably will be for the next few weeks so I'm going to just jump right into it today. I want to tell you all about the other designer I CT for. That would be the very talented Netta of Creative Victorian Designs!! She has so many awesome kits and they're all free! Yep, free!! Netta is actually the reason I started making QPs. I saw her designs and just HAD to have them...all!! You can see all of the pages I've done for her in the slide-show to the left. As luck would have it, Netta has just launched the first part of her new kit "Inherit Blessings" and it is spectacular!! Here's a look at the entire kit.


And more...(This kit is huge!)


Is that not gorgeous?!! You really must visit her blog to see this kit and all the others in more detail! Netta also offers beautiful add-ons to all of her kits! To get them, all you have to do is send her a layout or quick page using her kit and she'll send you the add-on. Yep...that's it!! Here's a look at the "Inherit Blessings" add-on

Simply amazing! All of Nettas kits have an elegant quality to them that is beyond compare! I will be featuring more of her stunning kits here on my blog in future posts! So ladies, head on over here to Creative Victorian Designs to pick up the first installment of her new kit and snag the others while you're there!! I promise, you'll be glad you did! You can also go here to Victorian Quick Page Parlor to get the QPs that I and several other of her talented CT members have made using all of her wonderful kits! Remember to leave some love!!
Okay everyone, time for me to "fly up." (That means go to sleep :) I'll be back soon! Til then, God Bless You!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sock Sniffin' Just Ain't Right!

Hello again Everyone!
It's a conspiracy I tell ya! All of my major appliances have been methodically going on strike! Most recent being my clothes dryer :( Taking the clothes belonging to a family of seven to the Laundromat does not sound appealing! Last night, As I sat here staring at the ever growing mound of clothes piling up in my bedroom, I remembered something....

Years ago when my husband and I were first married, I was picking up the living room when I saw a pair of his socks laying on the floor next to the couch. I asked my husband if they were dirty or clean. He then proceeded to lean over, pick them up and sniff...yes SNIFF them! Then he looked at me and casually replied, "They're medium." LMBO! Sorry ladies....he's all mine!

Okay then.....Today I'm going to tell you about another one of the awesome ladies I CT for. That would be Carolyn of Scrap-N-Tag! Her kits are amazing! No really, they are! And not just her kits either. Carolyn also has many CU items that are just as great! Right now she's having a sale at Do it Digi and some of her products are as low as $1.00 each! Look at these....

You can get her "A Country Christmas" Collection, including the Brag Book Album for just $3.00!! But hurry, in 2 weeks they're gone forever!

Now I want to show you some of Carolyns new items. Here's her grungy styled "Walking After Midnight" kit.

And she also has a matching Blog Pack! These are perfect for those of us that want a beautiful blog header without all the work! LOL. Carolyn has done it for us! See.....

Pretty cool huh!! I also just HAD to show you this one!! This is her "A Doodly-Do" kit! If you like doodles, This is the kit for you! Check it out.....

I love it! She is also offering a matching Blog Pack for free if you sign up as a member for the the DID forum!

You can purchase these and all of Carolyns other beautiful kits here.
She's got tons of other stuff and as always, freebies too, here on her blog. Go check it out! It's worth it!

Okay, time for me to go to bed :) I'll be back soon!
Take care and God Bless!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

"Suck a Treat!" .......Whaaaat?!

Ya gotta love typos! Hello everyone! Let me start by saying I am a proud member of the typo club. The Lord has seen fit to bless me with "hot dog fingers" and I have been accused, on more than one occasion, of typing with my toes. LOL. With that being said, I was reading through some of the awesome comments left for me at 4shared regarding some of my other qps when I came across this one by iceprincess_FL: "Stunning! Suck a treat! Thank you very much!"
LMBO! I have no idea why I find that so funny but I laughed for about 30 minutes after reading it! I told my daughter about it and now she just looks at me from across the room and lips "suck a treat" and I'm rolling all over again! I love it!
Anyway, Thank you iceprincess_FL for all of the beautiful comments you've left for me!! I really do enjoy them! I'm thrilled you like my work!
Okay, today I want to tell you about one of the designers that I am a proud CT member for. Let's start with Boo from BooLand Designs. She has many beautiful kits and has just released the first part of her "Birthstone Collection Mega Kits." These are so cool! Here is a preview.

You can purchase these kits at Do it Digi. Right now Boo is having a special offer on her Birthstone kits! Buy two complete kits and get the third absolutely free!

She has also been kind enough to offer free samples of all three kits! Check these out!

You can snag her Garnet, Amethyst and AquaMarine samplers on her blog here.

She has also just released her beautiful and richly colored "Mocha Valentine" kit!!
And yes, she has made us a free sampler for this one too!! Thank you Boo!! Suck a treat! LMBO! Here's the previews.

Didn't I tell ya!? Awesome stuff!
You can purchase the kit here and once again, head on over to her blog for the free sampler!

While your there, Make sure you check out her other kits! You'll be glad you did!! And don't forget to leave her some love!!

Well, thats all for now! I'll be back soon with more QPs for ya so don't forget to check back (K)
God Bless Ya!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Opening Day and a Long Post

Hello Everyone!
I finally caved. After several requests I have decided to open my own blog! I'm new at this and learning as I go so if some things here don't work right or are just plain broken, don't worry...It's just me trying to get the bugs out. Okay....and we're off....

I want to begin with an explanation for my blog title. I create Quick Pages from the beautiful scrap booking kits of other designers. When I see a kit I like, I create the pages and send them to the designer. They then decide if they want to share them with everyone. So....because the kits are not my own I came up with Jacked Ur Scraps!! Tasteless play on words? You betcha!! I also CT for a few wonderful designers but we'll get more into that in other posts.

I will be periodically featuring designers/kits here that have wowed or inspired me in some way. For my first post I would like to spotlight the work of Denise of LovinLifeGurl! I read her entire blog and loved the feeling of warmth and the uniqueness of her designs! She has just two kits right now but I'm told she will be making more in the future! Here is a preview of one of her free kits "Adinkra:Faith Hope Love."

I made a couple of Brag Book QPs using this kit and Denise has allowed me to share them with you! The link is further down the post. I have asked Denise a few questions and she was kind enough to send me a reply.

1.How long have you been designing digital kits?

I designed my first kit (I've only done 2, LOL) in November 2007 when i took part in my first Digital Scrap booking dot org (DSO) Color Challenge.

2.What was it that got you started in digital scrap booking?

I was a member of a group on MSN called The ClipArt Palace. This was a Taggers space and each week we made tags for each other and for general use. One day, one of the members posted some elements from a scrap booking kit. I went looking for more elements for tag making (and discovered that some of us in digital scrap booking do not like to have our elements in tags),and discovered this wonderful world of digital scrap booking. DIGITAL! NO MORE MESSES (i quilt, make soap, keep Sunday school supplies, am a Martha Stewart FREAK so have about 5 years of her Living magazine, cook so have about 3 years of can't throw it away Gourmet and Bon Appetit, which i do use thank you very much) what was I saying, OH YEAH! next question, LOL.

3.Do you paper scrap as well?

NOPE, see above!

4.Do you plan to continue designing, if yes, do you already have an idea for the theme of your next kit?

I do plan to keep designing freebies. I intend to keep using the DSO color challenge as the base of each kit, but I'm never certain of the theme until well into trials and errors of what things look like. Then things seem to fly out of my mind and onto the PS canvas. For this next kit, the "Freedom Quilt" keeps coming to mind, but there's also a "games" theme pokin' at me, LOL.

5.Do you have a favorite digi kit designer?

Nope: Way to many, but i name here my top 4: Kim Broedelet and Kim Bartlett, both of DSO; Nicole Kaltenecker of NBK Proudly Presents; and Mabelle Santiago of MyDigiStyle dot com.

6.What was your inspiration for this kit?

Well, I'm gonna quote my blog on this one: "This kit was inspired by the December Color Challenge at Digital-Scrapbooking dot org. Every time my African friends travel "home" and back, they bring back a little bit of home, which i often use in quilting project gifts for them. I had just pulled out my adinkra stamps, wondering what i could do with them this year, and the colors and the stamps and my brain made a connection. Didn't hurt that i had also just picked up Kim Broedelet's African Sunsets and J Kuoha's Ivory Coast (which I'm told is where my family originated): African, colors, adinkra, et voila! Not to mention that we are in this season, that, for some of us, is deeply rooted in faith hope and, yes, the greatest of these, love."

7.Was there a lot of research involved?

More than i originally intended.I was just gonna stamp away with the adinkra stamps, which a friend had given me several years ago, but when i looked at the booklet to find out what they meant, the definitions seemed inadequate to me, superficial in some ways. So i went on a hunt. And found a gold mine. This kit does not BEGIN to mine the Adinkra lode. I may come back to it another month!

8.If you had to sum up the "feel" of this kit in one word, what would it be?


Thank you so much Denise for sharing your talent with us all! I look forward to your upcoming designs! God Bless Ya Hun! To find out more about Denise and to download her wonderful kits, visit her at LovinLifeGurl! And don't forget to leave her some love!

You can get her Adinkra Brag Book Quick Pages Here.

That's all for now. I will be adding all of the links to my other Brag Book pages and their designers soon so check back often (K)

Bye for now......God Bless,