Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New release from Keystone Scraps... AND new name for me!

Yes, you read that right.  I am changing my name and, with that, my blog as well.  Please visit my new blog under my new name J.D.zYnes.  I'll share with you a gorgeous new collaboration between Keystone Scraps and Wendy Tunison, a sweet template freebie I made, and some BIG news!

Thank you for spending time with me here over the last year, and I'll see you on my new page at .  Remember, keep scrapping life one dream at a time!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Twice the Fun!

It's hard to believe that March is almost over.  Spring has certainly sprung here.  In fact, we might be skipping right over to summer!

To get in the springtime spirit... Keystone Scraps is releasing not just one, but two kits today.  While they are both spring and Easter themed, they are so very different from each other that you are bound to want to add one of them to your stash, if not both!

Elegant Easter

This kit was created with a soft, elegant, beautiful holiday image in mind!  However, there are so many gorgeous general elements, papers, and colors that you will be scrapping with it long after the Easter season is over!  Beautiful mauves, greens, and golds will create a beautiful accompaniment for wedding, prom, Baptism, 1st Holy Communion, Dedication, and feminine layouts all year long!

This kit includes 52 unique elements, 17 unique papers, and a beautiful gold alpha!

It is available thru March 30th at 30% off!  So don't delay!

The second kit available today is:

Dip, Splatter, & Roll

This fun and whimsical Easter kit was created for the final round of the Designer Darling contest at Stuff to Scrap!  It was free for a limited time, but if you missed picking it up there, now you can get it in the store!  A bright and playful color palette, combined with adorable characters, will make this kit a sure favorite!  There are plenty of general and art-themed elements included as well, so don't think that it is just for Easter scrapping.  You will love creating fun pages of the kids making messes, doing arts and crafts, and just hamming it up for the camera with this kit!

This fun kit includes 22 papers, 56 elements, and a full alpha!

It is also available thru March 30th at 30% off, so add it to your stash today!

Here are the layouts I created using these two kits.

With Elegant Easter:

With Dip, Splatter, & Roll

To thank you for visiting my blog, I am offering you this paper stack freebie that I created to coordinate with Elegant Easter.  Click the image to download.

Have a terrific day and keep scrapping life, one dream at a time!

Monday, March 12, 2012

How Do You Choose...

what to scrap?  Are you a chronological scrapper, an event scrapper, a moment scrapper, or some combination of those?  When I started I really wanted to be a chronological scrapper.  It somehow fit my idea of order.  The only problem with that, as I discovered, is that it is not humanly possible to start at the beginning and "catch up."  I'm always taking new photos so I'm always behind.  So then I started scrapping events.  But I realized that I was missing out on some of the truly wonderful moments in my life and my son's life.  So now, I guess I'm a combination scrapper in that I scrap whatever it is I feel like scrapping at the moment.  Sometimes, I just look through my iPhoto library and see if any photos speak to me.  Sometimes, I see a great kit and it inspires me to think about that photo I know I have that would be perfect for the kit.  That's what happened on Saturday, which is new release day over at Sweet Shoppe Designs.  I saw this wonderful kit by Shawna Clingerman:

When I saw this kit, I immediately thought of the pics I took of my son on the first day of school this year.  I still hadn't scrapped them, but this made me want to.  Here's the layout I made:

I came up with the composition one day when I was out.  I was bored and without my laptop when I started imagining scrapbook layouts.  I grabbed a pencil and some paper and started sketching.  I made a template from one of those sketches and used it for this layout.  I am offering it to you as a freebie just for visiting.  If you use the template and post your layout anywhere, I'd love it if you'd leave me a link in the comments so that I can see the layout and leave you some love.

Please click image to download:

Have a great day and keep scrapping life, one dream at a time!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Weathering the Storm

Into every life a little rain must fall.  Unfortunately, sometimes that rain feels more like a storm!  To help us document those struggles and face them on our own terms, Keystone Scraps has created this stunning kit.

Weathering the Storm

This is a gorgeous monochromatic kit inspired the by stormy purple gray of a thunderstorm sky.  This elegant and classic kit contains 17 stunning papers, 55 unique elements, and a wonderful script style alpha.  This kit is perfect for all manner of projects.  Create lovely wedding, heritage, portrait, faith-booking, journal pages, and so much more.  You will be sure to love the beautiful variety of elements and the 10 quote blocks that are perfect for reflecting on those challenging moments of life.

Take a moment and look at the page I created for a little inspiration.

Did you notice the unique date element in my layout?  I created it because I wanted a date element to go with my title about things going up.  The vintage look of this kit inspired me to create a date element reminiscent of the floor indicator on old victorian era elevators.  I have created a whole element template and am offering it to you as a freebie.  Simply click the image to download.  Enjoy!

Have a great day and keep scrapping life, one dream at a time!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Once Upon a Fairytale

Whether you are scrapping pics of your little prince or your little princess, Keystone Scraps has a great new kit that is just perfect. Presenting Once Upon a Fairytale, available at Scraps-N-Pieces.

It's an incredibly versatile kit with gorgeous papers, unique embellishments, and one of the best alpha I have ever seen. I love this alpha and know I will be using it over and over again on so many layouts.  Here's the layout that I created with this kit.

Be sure to pick up this gorgeous new kit... you'll be glad you did!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Losing It with Keystone Scraps!

It's that time again, when we all make those resolutions that we promise ourselves we're going to keep. . . no excuses. To help you scrap those inspirational pages, and to track your progress to a happier and healthier you, Keystone Scraps presents:


The bright palette of this kit is sure to make any layout you create stand out from the crowd. Have you gone on a great bike ride just for fun? This kit will help you preserve that memory. Or do you just love to show off your beautiful family? This is a great kit to scrap pages of your children with its pops of color, so you are not limited to just fitness and exercise.

When you purchase this kit, you will receive a bold alpha sure to stand out. The alpha includes upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. There are 40 elements and 18 papers giving you plenty of variety and versatility.

As a bonus there is another alpha that goes along with this kit. It is called “The Little Black Dress” alpha. It will be available FREE to download for 24 hours ONLY … after that, it will be available for purchase in the Keystone Scraps store at Scraps N Pieces.

If you need a little inspiration, take a look at what I created:

I hope this kit not only inspires your goals … but your pages as well!!

Have a great day, and keep scrapping life one dream at a time!