Friday, December 12, 2008

12*12 Digi Low Down with Christy

Dropping by to say that Anne of Alamo is the winner of a ten dollar giftcard to Jana M's TDC store! Congrats and look out for a PM from me at DST!

Hello Praisers!! Happy Friday!! Christy here with the digi scoop for the weekend. I've been trying to pay attention to any sales going on this weekend or this month for that matter and I came across one at Michelle Godin is having a retirement sale -- her stuff is up to 70% off!!

But don't stop there, just browsing the blog at and quite a few of the Studio Girls are having a sale!! Check it out:

Have you been participating in the December Cookie Exchange at Sweet Shoppe Designs? If not, they are giving away a daily template, but you have to check in each day to get the new one as the day before won't be available -- it's only up for 24 hours for each template. You can also purchase all 31 Cookies from the shoppe -- here for only $10 -- all proceeds go to Toys for Tots, but this is only available till December 15th.

Oscraps has a fun challenge going on too. They are doing a recipe swap and providing fun 4x6 templates in the process. Check it out:

If anyone knows of any other challenges this weekend, feel free to post a comment and leave us the details. Lori will be by later today to announce the winner of the gift card from JanaM.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thursday's Featured Layouts

Good morning and happy Thursday everyone. I am happy that the week is almost over - even though I got to have an extra day off on Tuesday due to a nasty snowstorm dumping over 12 inches of snow on us. The kids were happy for a snow day, and coincidentally, the snowstorm's name was Carter - same as my son. He thought it was cool and I thought it appropriate since I swear a storm rips through our house all the time leaving a mess of toys behind!

On to today's featured layouts...

First off is a layout from Mr. Linky by amymom24:
I love, love, love the paper blocking on this page and how well they look with the neutral background. And who could miss that adorable photo?? Fabulous!! Quick - head over to DST and leave some well deserved love for this wonderful layout!!

Next is a layout that stood out to me at DST by snaggletooth75:
I love all the layering that she has going on in this layout. The colors are fabulous as they stand out so well against the dark background. Wonderful!!! While you are over at DST - don't forget to leave some lovin' for this layout as well.
And don't forget to link us up to one of your layouts or a layout that you feel deserves some genuine lovin' in good ole' Mr. Linky at the top of the page. You never know - you may find your layout featured here or you might be the lucky recipient of a gift card!!! Either way - you will receive some well deserved love for all the hard work that you put into the layout.
Okay, I will stop chattin' and let you go so that you can leave you love. Have a great day everyone!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday's Featured Layouts with ValeriGail 12/10/08

Hi everyone! Valeri here with ya today! I hope everyone is doing well this week. Its already the second week of December!! Wish the days would slow down so that I could get more done! At least I finally have all the Christmas decorations up and not sitting in my front room in a box! LOL

Today is JanaM, our spotlight designer's, wedding day!!! To Celebrate, there is a thread over at DST giving away another gift certificate to her store... stop by and check it out!
Another RAK From JanaM Designs
And be sure to keep a close eye for more promos from her Creative team Members!! (I'm pretty sure I noticed at least 4 threads in the Happy place at DST!)

.. so on to the Layouts for today...

First up is ...

I saw this while looking through Mr linky and fell in love. First off, I have a fondness for Rainbows. I believe in the message of the promise... and was excited to see it on this page. It was a nice reminder, its been along time since I've read the words. The picture is breathtaking in its simplicity. And I really LOVE the heart flowers and the picket fence! Too darn cute! When I read that this was scrapped using a template, I had to go take a look cause I didn't believe it! I find Templates difficult to use and am always amazed when I see a page like this that used a Template, yet has its own shape, story, and feel when done. Please everyone, stop by Amymom24's page and leave her some love for this great Layout!


Next up is .......

So Rich
By Disneyaddict

I found this searching through the Gallery, and it just jumped right out at me. Maybe because its really cold here right now (AS I type this, its 33 degrees outside and the wind has been blowing all day! That's cold in Texas!), and I could so use a really really delicious steaming cup of hot chocolate! (and why not from Paris? LOL) Anyway, I just really love how this is scrapped. I love that its a page about something other than another person. It seems more personal, as if its something the scrapper just loved so much she had to run home and scrap a page about that Delicious cup of Chocolate! Great Button use here too, and Love that steaming cup sitting right next to the picture emphasizing just how wonderful it is... and making my mouth water! LOL This is just all around a great page!! Please everyone, Stop by disneyaddict's page and leave her some genuine love for this great layout!


Well, that's it for me today! Remember to link up as many pages as you like into Mr linky! Every link earns you a chance to win a 10 dollar gift card to Jana's TDC store!!! Plus, Don't forget the sweet code Jana has here for you.

I look forward to seeing all of your Lovely layouts this week! Until next week....

Live, Love, Laugh...... and Scrap often!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

12*9 Tuesdays with Christy

Hello Praisers -- I hope your Tuesday is going well. It's been dreary and rainy today in Kentucky -- oh well beats snow -- LOL!

I was browsing Mr. Linky and found some really great pages. You ladies truly do some amazing work.

First up is Baby Forever? by amymom24

This next one is a great one since we're mostly seeing winter and Christmas pages -- this one grabbed my attention. I think because I can relate to it -- oh those freckles!!

Be sure to leave them some love and don't forget to leave a link in Mr. Linky for a chance at a RAK from Jana M!! Have a great Tuesday and I'll see you on Friday this week. :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday 12*8

Hi Praisers,

Lori again.Please look to yesterdays post to learn more about this weeks sponser Jana M.

You can find her products at both The DigiChick and ZigZag Scraps. But before you browse remember Jana is offering a 40% discount at her TDC store for Genuine Praise Blog Readers. And even better leave a layout link in Mr Linky, admire a couple of layouts you find there and you will qualify for a drawing that could win you 10 bucks to Jana's TDC store. Easy right?!

Ok, so lets see some layouts!
First up!

This layout is so pretty! I really like the way she used the wordart antd the white flowers. The photo is so playful and fun too. So please leave some love for this layout!

Next up! Chosen randomly from the DST gallery!

This layout really stood out for me in the gallery. What beautiful blending and fantastic mood the design creates.

Ok, see you late alligators.
Make it a great day!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Spotlight Sunday (Jana M)

Happy Sunday Everybody!

I am happy to bring you Jana M as our featured designer this week. Isn't that exciting? First, order of business lets all congratulate Jana because this Wednesday, December 10, Ms. M will say her vows and become Mrs. M. So in celebration of her wedding we will spotlight her products at both her stores for the entire week.* Look out because this week she will be celebrating all over the digital community and has instructed her creative team to have a party.

For our spotlight today I will feature her products, stores and a few layouts and tomorrow I will give a little background info on Jana. I did find out she lives in Germany so messaging one another has to work around our time differences so I will receive her bio sometime soon.
You can find Jana M products at The DigiChick and at ZigZag Scraps. Both of her stores have beautiful kits which feature many realistic and well-crafted elements. I am wishing I was eligible for her RAK here this week. Well, get to that in a bit. So lets see some scrap goodies RIGHT!! By Heather B By Jana M By Doti40 By Joshi_82 Kits are Clickable.

Those are some beautiful kits and Jana's Ct really makes nice pages to compliment them. I just love the Christmas one. Guess what? Jana tucked a little treat in her previews folder for our blog readers. I was so touched. I love feeling supported by the designers in or community. So here it is. But before you run off shopping remember that every link you add to Mr Linky will gain you a chance to win a 10 dollar gift card to Jana's TDC store. So come on and have some fun with us this week. Link up your Layouts or Layouts in need of some praises. Then leave a few heartfelt praises for other layouts in Mr Linky. Lets have fun. Its easy and the feel good factor is high. I love reading the thoughtful comments we have been generating here.
Ok Talk To You Later Praisers!
*if participation is low this week we may extend a week again.