Hot Air Balloon Ride Add-on


This challenge I tried to create a few more elements rather than relying on CU products only. My felt hot air balloon just wasn’t quite ready at deadline time, so I took a few more days to fix the QC issues. I also added a few extras for you too! You can pick up the Mini kit at the GDS Gallery.

Hot Air Balloon Ride Add-on

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy your Hot Air Balloon Ride!
Thank you! Kim


Bucket List…Hot Air Balloon Ride?

So what is on your bucket list? That was our challenge for Round 2 of the Go Digital Scrapbooking Designer Contest with this photo as our palette selector.

Round 2 Palette

At first, I considered using the theme painting. The bright, vibrant colors would work well with that theme…and I would like to paint. As I began to think about it, I realized I didn’t really have a bucket list, per se. So I thought I would go out on the web and see what other people had on their bucket list. Some people have very strange things on their lists! But I guess they are their lists and not mine. I came across a Hot Air Balloon Ride… I looked at the palette picture and realized this would be the perfect theme for this kit.

That being said, I realize that a hot air balloon ride is not high on my list of things to do before I kick the bucket, but it would be a great experience to have. And just think of all the great photos I could take! Now I have a mini kit to scrap those moments…just in case I ever do get my hot air balloon ride. Here is my mini kit!

Bucket List: Hot Air Balloon Ride
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Bucket List: Hot Air Balloon Ride is available through a link in the GDS Gallery for the next two weeks. I created a few of the elements and learned new techniques to recolor/revamp a few others. I am very happy with the way this kit turned out! I am working on a few more pieces to this that I will have ready by Friday (I hope)! Bookmark my blog so you can come back and pick up the other piece to this kit.

Thanks for stopping!

Thank you! Kim

Thank you … and new layouts

Thank you for the positive response to my GDS Designer Contest Round 1 Entry. I have maxed out my bandwidth allowance at, so I have updated my links. Please let me know if you are having any problems with the download.

I have managed to scrap a few layouts this week.

All Boy Layout
Letter to Heaven Layout
Lakeside Fun Layout
Too Stinking Cute Layout

Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you! Kim

A Peek of Paisley…a mini kit freebie!

After years of considering it, I have decided to try designing some of my own digital scrapbooking kits through a Designer contest over at Go Digital Scrapbooking. I have no idea if this will work for me right now, but decided I would never know if I didn’t at least try. For our first assignment, we were given this palette.

Round 1 Palette

I love the brown teamed up with the green and blue. The orange gave a little energy to the palette. Once I laid the blue background down to start the first paper, I just knew that I would end up using the paisley shape somewhere in my kit. Adding the paisley overlay in brown set the tone for my entire mini kit. I chose to add some grunge or glitter to the edges of my papers to add a little dimension to my papers. I have worked for Aimee Harrison Design Studios & Snips and Snails Designs for so long that it is very difficult for me to use papers that have very little texture and/or depth. I kept their beautiful patterned papers and elements in mind while designing this mini kit.

You can download this mini kit for 2 weeks only at the GDS gallery!
A Peek of Paisley
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Peek of Paisley Layouts


I had so much fun making the mini kit for the Go Digital Scrapbooking Designer Contest, I decided to make a few “extras”! Grab this little sampler that coordinates with “A Peek of Paisley” currently available only through the GDS Gallery.

NAME Freebie

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy your Peek of Paisley!
Thank you! Kim

Simple Scrapper Challenge

This month Simple Scrapper monthly challenge is to use a map, paper or scanned, or a map -themed paper in a new layout.

I can’t seem to find my first layout, so here is one I did this past weekend for our trip to Disney this summer.


Credits:  Pretty in Green “Template Mix 1” template: Snips and Snails Designs “Wish You Were Here” kit; Jennifer Labre “Magical Moments” kit; Designs by Connie Prince “Main Street Magic” kit; Additional photos from Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa website; Disney World Post Card images from misc. websites; State of Florida map from; Font:  Just Realize

The random draw winner will win a $15 print credit from Persnickety Prints, my personal favorite printer!

Another Friday…and a Freebie!

Wow…this summer we have been so busy it seems like the weeks have just flown by.  The designers have been busy this week collaborating with other designers to create two fabulous kits.

Stephanne from Snips and Snails Designs teamed up with Little Butterfly Wings and The Edits to create “Retroscopic”.  This vibrant, fun kit is perfect for all your summer photos with a bit of groovy retro feel to it.  Is is available exclusively at One Story Down at 20% off through this weekend.

RetroscopicYou can pick up a freebie to coordinate with “Retroscopic” on the Snips and Snails Designs blog.

Aimee from Aimee Harrison Design Studios has also released a new collab this week with Nibbles Skribbles!  “Soiree” is a beautiful kit full of jewel toned papers and elements.  I just love everything about it.  You can pick up “Soiree” at the AHDS Digital Scrapbooking Studio store at 40% off through the end of the month.

I have created these cute little journal cards for you to coordinate with the “Soiree” collection for the Lunch Box Notes Challenge over at theStudio.   Hope you like them!

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Thanks for stopping!  Have a great weekend!  Happy Scrapping!

Wow…5 months between posts!

Oops!  Guess I have let this blog go a little long between posts!  Sorry about that!

Today, Snips and Snails Designs is releasing “Super Kid” in the Block Party over at One Story Down!  You can pick up the elements, papers, Super Kid Boy Add-on, Super Kid Girl Add-on, Journal Cards, Cardstock and an additional Add-on all on sale for 20% off this weekend only!  Mix and Match to make your own kit!

Super Kid kit by Snips and Snails Designs

There a lots of freebies offered to coordinate with this kit!  Subscribe to the SNS newsletter, stop by the SNS blog, Advertising Assistant Andi’s blog, and grab mine here.

Download Super Kid Brag Book Freebie

In addition, Snips and Snails Designs is having a Christmas in July Sale!

SNS Christmas in July Sale 50% Off

Have a great weekend!