My layouts and some cool Products

>> July 27, 2009

I got to play with 2 designers products last week. And you know who they are. Happy Monday everyone…hope you have a wonderful week !!

For the first layout i used ‘Sweetie Pie’ kit by Stacey Towers. Its got a beautiful blend of colors, very modern ,and very contemporary. You’ll love this kit. And for this layout i used a picture of us window shopping in our downtown sidewalk. And i really love how this page turned out. Thanks for the beautiful kit Stacey.


This is the preview of the kit.


And for this second layout(s) i used ‘Kickin it’ kit by Nicole. Its a western themed kit by Digi-Designs by Nicole.And i made 2 layouts using it.



And here is what the entire kit looks like. Also Nicole has some quick pages too. And you can get the kit and the QP at a discounted price.

Take care.


My Layouts and a FREEBIE…

>> July 23, 2009

I’ve been thinking,  I've hardly posted anything other than designer’s products and layouts using them, on my blog. Its not that i don't have anything else to say, its just that it never occurred to me. !! I know how silly that sounds… and I'm seriously thinking about changing that. And thinking on that note, let me share one or two layouts i was working on (not the CT ones…). So here is what i’ve been doing in the past weeks…. And I'd really appreciate all your comments on them.

For the first one, i used the "Page in a Pinch 24" template from Red Leaf DigiScrapping's . And it was the perfect one to scrap these pictures. These pictures were taken over a period of days(10 to be exact)  during the ‘Brahma Utsavam’ Celebration in our temple in South India. Learn more about this festival here.


(Detailed Credits)

Layout Journaling :

Popular stories trace the origin of 'Brahma Utsavam' celebration, to Brahma, the creator God, who first conducted this festival to Sri Balaji at Tirupati. Brahma worshiped Sri Balaji on the banks of the holy Pushkarini in Tirupati as a way to give thanks  Hence, this utsavam bears his name, as "Brahma's Utsavam." The BrahmaUtsavam is performed over a nine-day period. During the nine days of the festival, the religious activities include daily 'homas' and processions for the utsava murti on different 'vahanas', which are the chariots, that can be  seen in the Temple. Every evening, the utsava ‘vigrahas’ are decorated with different 'alankarams'.  And the concluding day is the 'Janma Nakshatra' (birth star) of Sri Balaji, which is celebrated in a very grand way.

And my second layout is inspired from Simply Yin’s  ‘Simple Days’ layout.

balloon_rally_web (Detailed Credits )

[ You must know, that i don't use templates that often, most of the time i just use them as inspirational sketches or starting points for my layouts. And though they might look alike, technically, i’ve not used the actual template blocks. So, unless i mention that ‘templates are by so-so’ , i’ve not used the actual template blocks. In that case i just say ‘Inspired from so and so’s design. ]

And Yin’s designs are amazing starting points. And if you haven’t heard of Yin, then you really must be missing on something. She is this amazing scrapper who specializes on 2 page layouts. She posts them on her blog and also sells those templates too. She’s got some very unique and interesting designs for 2 pagers. And I'm a big time fan. Why dont you drop by her blog and see for yourself.

Oh well, that's all for now.Hope i’ve inspired some of you out there to give templates and 2 pagers a chance. And from now on, I'll post such layouts and their stories, and in return, I’d love to hear from you. So drop a comment or two.

And for patiently going through this post and all my other nonsenses, here is a FREEBIE for you. Its a Quickpage using Digi-Designs by Nicole’s ‘Take a Dip’ kit. And you can still get this kit for FREE, this week only,so hurry !! 

See you all later. bye




Designer’s Products and my Layouts

>> July 20, 2009

Oh well, another week… how fast the days seem to be vanishing. I don't remember most of last week. It was spent in hospitals and clinics. Nothing serious though, just general check ups and shots for Abhi, and follow up visits. And i hardly seem to had any time to get my layouts done. My ‘yet to be done’ folder seems to be increasing day by day. And here are the ones i did complete.

For this one, i used a kit by Stacey of Stacey’s Scraps. Its called ‘Summer Lovin’. Such a pretty kit. i loved it sooo much and planning on using it for another layout too. These pictures were taken on July4th. We were just hanging out in a nearby park till it was time for the fireworks.


Here is the preview of this wonderful kit from Stacey.

Also Stacey’s got a brand new FREEBIE going on at her blog. Its a mini kit called ‘Hawaiian Luau’. Oh yes..its perfect for all those tropical vacation pictures. I still don't have a layout for this one. But here is the preview of the kit.

I also wanted to share another layout i made. For this one i used a kit called ‘Take a Dip’ by Nicole of Digi-Designs by Nicole. Its a fun, pool and beach themed kit.We took these pictures at our apartment pool. This is officially Abhi’s first experience at the pool. Though he loves the water, he was kind of overwhelmed with such a large body of water. Though he was nervous at first, we slowly got him to dip his feet (well…for now !!)


Guys….the best part of this kit is…its  FREEeeee…. Yes guys, free. And wait… that's not all, this is a collaboration with Manda of ‘Nibbles Skribbles’. (She makes superb templates too…so be sure to check them out while you’re there ) So if you visit her blog, you’ll get the mini-kit she made too. Imagine the whole package you’ll have !!! Cool huh ? Wait…there’s more… do you like my layout(above) ?? If yes, then drop by later this week for a Quick page i made using this layout. And of course, its FREE too !! Now….tell me… how amazing is all of this ???

You want some SALES news ?? !!… Digi-Designs of Nicole is celebrating ‘1 year Blogoversary’. And Nicole is having a huge sale to celebrate it. Here is the flyer for more info. Drop by her blog too and tell her how much we love all of her designs (remember, most of them were for FREE..)

take care…


Speed Scraps @ STS

>> July 17, 2009

I know its been a long time since i posted about the SS. And there is one today. Here is the flyer for more info. Remember you have to be registered at the STS Forum in order to participate.

and here is the PP you’ll get just for participating.

Also, today is FRIDAY,.. that means I'm supposed to have a FREEBIE for you. But…….. yes BUT…don't !! I’ve been busy with lots of things lately and i just couldn't manage one for you this week. But there will one next week. So….

Oh well..see ya all later.


Cherished layout

>> July 15, 2009

Nicole has a beauuutiful new kit in her stores this week. Its called ‘Cherish’. Here are the layouts i made using this super kit.



Isn’t this kit versatile ??!!… its lovely. You can get this kit at her store here or you can see more inspirations at her blog here. Also there are quickpages too… And the best part is , until July 18th.,you can get both the kit and the quick pages, for just $5.00. Cool huh ? Rush now… and here are the things you’ll be buying.

See ya..


Summer Berries.. anyone ?? ..or maybe Cherry Chocolate ??

>> July 13, 2009

Stacey has a brand new kit in her store this week. Its called ‘Summer Berries’. A blend of subtle peaches and pinks. So, so adorable Stacey !! Here’s a layout i made using this kit.


And here is the preview of the kit. You can get this kit here or you can also chose to visit her blog to get more inspirations.

Also, she released ‘Cherry Chocolate’ last week. I forgot to post about that. Here is my layout using it.


And here is the preview of this kit. You can get this kit at her store as well. If you need more info or details on how you can save in her store, do drop by her blog

See you all later. bye


Friday Freebie – a Quick Page

>> July 10, 2009

I completely forgot to post this freebie !! Here is the QP i made using ‘Those Summer Nights’ kit. Remember this kit ?… it was my part of the July blog train at STS forum.  You can still download my part. Check the categories sections on the right.

So here you go….the QP i made. Hope you like it.



My guest CT Chrissy, also has a QP for you on her blog. This is her preview. Click here to go to her blog. And don't forget to leave some love.



Products for the week , a FREEBIE and a SALE..

>> July 6, 2009

Hello everyone, how was your long weekend ? Hope you all had fun.  Are you all ready for the week’s freebies and specials ?

First , Stacey has a new FREEBIE for you all. Its called ‘Tutti Frutti’. Its got bright , funky and ‘summer’ colors. I don't have a layout yet, for this one, but hopefully will make one today. But here is the preview of the kit.

And remember this kit is FREE and you can get them at Stacey’s Blog. Also there are lots of inspirations from her others CTs there, So check them out too.

Secondly, Nicole has new kit in her stores today. Its called ‘Playtime’. Its such a fun and bright kit, and wonderful to scrap little boys pictures. I have couple of layouts using this kit.


And for the first time i tried  a 8.5x11 page. I used a template by Elisha Snow of ‘Write.Click.Scrapbook’


Here is the preview of ‘Playtime’

You can get ‘Playtime’  at her store here or you can also visit her blog for other inspiring layouts using this kit. Also, for this week only, if you buy ‘Playtime’ you can get the Quick pages (preview below) FREE using a coupon code..want to know more about  this sale ?…. click here.

Also, the Stuff to Scrap stores is having a HUGE store wide ‘After 4th of July’ SALE. Check out this flyer for more info.


See you all later..


Lots of Goodies from the Designers

>> July 2, 2009

Yayyy…its a loooong weekend !!! We absolutely have no plans yet..but still, the idea of not having to take care of a toddler all alone …for 3 days … makes me feel ecstatic !! lol

I’m not sure how much of scrapping i can manage during this weekend.But i just don't want to worry too much about that. And i still have news for you all regarding the scrapping world and from my designers.

First of all Scrap that Idea designers, have come with the July Collab kit. Its called ‘Get Happy’. Its a wonderful and colorful kit with beautiful and gorgeous elements. Its also very versatile and you can make many pages from it. I still have soo many ideas for that kit. But first, here is a layout i made using it.


And here is the kit preview.  You can buy the kit at Scrap that Idea Stores or you can also visit Stacey’s blog for more inspirations and more previews.

Also , the Scrap That Idea Store is having a HUGE store wide sale. Using the below coupon code you can get 50% discount on any products in the store on Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th July only (48 hours on GMT-7 time zone). Here is the flyer for more info or visit Vicki’s blog for details.

Now, for the second designer.. Nicole. She has a couple products this week. And they are at  amazing prices too. They are all for sale at Stuff  To Scrap Store. Firstly, here is a mini-kit from her. Its called ‘Red White and Blue’. And the best part is you can get it for FREE if you purchase any of her kits…. want to know more ?!!…. visit Nicole’s Blog for details.

Also, the designers at Stuff To Scraps have a collab for you all. Its a HUGE, HUGE kit called ‘Leave an Impression’. Its got 98 papers, 195 embellishments, 3 brag book templates, and a full alpha. And the colors….WOW. Here are the previews of this HUGE kit. You can grab this kit at the Stuff to Scrap store


Also don't forget about the STS Blog train that's going on. Get all the parts of this amazing train soon. For my part, scroll below and check the previous post.

Happy Happy Weekend everyone… have fun and be safe !! see you all later.


STS July Blog Train – Those Summer Nights - FREEBIE

>> July 1, 2009

Hi there… hope you all had a wonderful and eventful June and lets welcome Summer and July with a HUGE blog train !! The response to the previous train was soo amazing that this time, we have even more participants and the end product you’ll all get, is really HUGE !! Here is the preview of my part of the train. This time the train is called  ‘ Those Summer Nights’. I made a mini-kit this time. Hope you all have fun with it.



And here is a LO  Chrissy  made using this kit. As you all know, she is my guest CT .  And isn't she amazing !! Thanks girl ! Drop by her blog to get to know her more.


And here are your next stops of the train… have fun downloading them all and don't forget to leave some love all the way…it makes a HUGE difference !!

A Whittle Whimsy
Always Be Neighbors Designs
Becky Young Designs
Desertgirl designs
Digi-designs by Nicole
Dream Big Designs
Dreams Inspired      <----- You are HERE 


Nicole’s Lazy Days of Summer

Nicole of digi-designs of Nicole has released her new store kit this week. Its called ‘Lazy Days of Summer’. Its a combination of rich tones and beautiful elements. Just take a look at the layouts i made using the kit. (I really love the butterflies in this kit !! ) .



And here is the kit preview.You can get this kit at her STS store  or you can visit her blog for more inspiration and more details on this kit …

psst.. there is a freebie for you all in her blog for a limited time hurry !!!


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