February 18, 2010

SD4U March Kit Peeks (and a Heads-Up)!

It's time for me to show you some peeks at the three kits that will be available for March from Scrapbook Deals 4 U!

Kit #1: Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket

Kit #2: Hippity Hoppity by We R Memory Keepers

Kit #3: Estate Sale by Bella Blvd

These are just peeks... there will be more items included like ribbons, alphabets, and such!

If you're curious what the next several months of kits will consist of, take a look at this post on the SD4U forums! Martha posted tons of photos of many of the new products that she ordered from the latest CHA!

Scrapbook Deals 4 U is a no-commitment club. It's a month-to-month membership with no minimum number of kit purchases required. If you need to skip a month, you will simply need to let Martha know by the 25th of the preceding month. Your membership remains in effect until you cancel it.

One of the things that I find really fantastic about this kit club is that there are three different kits to choose from! Every month, club members have the option to purchase one, two, or all three kits after they've had a chance to view photos of the kit contents! How cool is that?!

Oh! Oh! I have a little heads up for you, too! Next month is SD4U's three-year anniversary and we will of course be celebrating! Get ready for another fun-filled online crop in March! There will be lots of challenges, games, and prizes! Details to come...

February 15, 2010

Crop Layout, Baby News, and a Sketch Layout

So this weekend was the Roses are Red online crop at Scrapbook Deals 4 U. Dan and I had a lot going on this weekend and I also found myself in need of a lot of sleep so I didn't get as much scrapping done as I would have liked, but I did manage to complete a few of the challenges. In a previous post I shared my layouts for the two challenges that I hosted for the crop.

Another one of the crop challenges was a Scraplift Love challenge, and for that I was assigned to scraplift Nicole, so I chose one of her many fabulous layouts to lift and this is what I came up with:

This was the first layout that I've made about just myself by the way :)

Speaking of becoming a mom, we had another great doctor appointment today. The ultrasound showed that everything continues to look good! We got another glimpse at her face and wow does she appear to have some very cute chubby cheeks! Another ultrasound is scheduled for next week, and then unless she decides to make an appearance on her own, we'll be induced the following week. We are soooo excited!

Back to scrappy stuff, Sketch Challenge #51 at SD4U is up! I'm hosting this challenge and this time around we're using a PageMaps sketch. Here's my take on the sketch:

That's my sweet niece, Amber. Her mommy took those photos of her and when I saw them I just knew they needed to be scrapped!

I'd love to see you all participate in this one!

February 12, 2010

SD4U "Roses are Red" Crop Layouts

Now that the Roses are Red online crop at Scrapbook Deals 4 U is in progress, I can share the layouts that I made for the two challenges that I'm hosting!

One of my challenges is called "Who Do You Love?". The task is to create a layout about anyone that you love. The Valentine's-related twists are that shades of reds and/or pinks should be prominent colors on the layout, and that the journaling should include at least one reason why you love the subject of your layout.

I chose to create a layout of my niece, Amber, using a sketch by Anam Stubbington:

I'd love to see you participate in this challenge! Here's the link to it: "Who Do You Love?" challenge.

My second crop challenge is called "Roses and Diamonds". Since I can't help thinking about roses and diamonds when I think of Valentine's Day (hey, I wonder if Dan will take a hint! LOL), I thought it would be fun to hold a challenge to create a layout using fancy flowers and sparkly bling.

For my sample I created this layout of my niece Isabella (photos were taken by her mommy) using a sketch by Liz Qualman:

Here's the link to this challenge: "Roses and Diamonds" challenge. Head on over and join in the fun!

As I've mentioned before there are several prizes to be won this weekend throughout the Roses are Red crop, including a 3-Month Guest Designer term for the grand prize! So, whatcha waitin' for?!

Full Term Today!

It's really unbelievable to me that this pregnancy that we never thought would happen for us has progressed to full term!

Despite having quite a scare Sunday night through Monday morning due to a severe case of acid reflux and violent vomiting which nearly landed me in the ER, at my appointment later this week our doctor said our little one continues to appear happy and healthy and is measuring right on track :)

But since this is a high-risk pregnancy, our doctor still wants to induce just as a precaution just a few days before our due date at 39 weeks 3 days... that's only 17 days from now! I cannot believe that!!! My mom and my sister will be flying out here to join us for this which I think is absolutely awesome of them!

I want to sincerely thank all of you who have supported us throughout our infertility struggles and during this pregnancy... I truly believe your support has a whole lot to do with why we've made it this far!

I'll be back later today to share some scrappy projects that I've completed for this weekend's Roses are Red online crop at Scrapbook Deals 4 U!

February 9, 2010

SD4U Roses are Red Crop

The Scrapbook Deals 4 U Roses are Red online crop is about to get underway!

The official crop dates are Friday February 12 - Sunday February 14, but there are already some pre-crop activities going on, so what are you waiting for? Head on over and jump right in!

Here is a list of the challenges that SD4U will be having for the crop:

1. "Valentine's Date Night"
2. "Show Me the Love!"
3. "Kids Card Class"
4. "Unexpected Surprise"
5. "Scrap~lift Love"
6. "Be My Valentine"
7. "Who do You Love?"
8. "Roses and Diamonds"
9. "Shower Me with Love"
10. "Sending You a Letter"
11. "Blooming Beauties"
12. "Love Songs"

Head over to the SD4U Forums today and you'll find a sign-in thread, pre-crop tasks for chances to win a pre-crop RAK, and a whole section of the actual crop challenges! Most of the crop challenges will be posted on Thursday, but a few of them do require early sign-ups, so they're already posted!

You might want to get over there and get signed up now so that you won't miss out!

There are fantastic prizes up for grabs!
Each challenge will have randomly chosen RAK winners!

Then, there will be three big winners, as follows...

Third place prize: a grab bag of scrappy goodness!

Second place prize: a free previous SD4U monthly kit!

The GRAND PRIZE: a Guest Designer Spot for 3 months!!!

I really hope to see you there!

February 1, 2010

SD4U February DT Reveal!

Woohoo it's finally DT reveal day at Scrapbook Deals 4 U!

I was so lucky to have the opportunity to design with this fantastic "All You Need is Love" kit featuring Bo Bunny!

I was able to create 6 layouts with this fabulous kit! Here they are...

I had so much fun with this kit!!!

Be sure to check out the other designers' work in the Kit Chat section of the SD4U forums!

I'm hosting another sketch challenge there too, and I'd love to see you all participate! There are prizes up for grabs!

Thanks for stopping by :)