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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Final Day for Warmest Wishes $3 kit and Mini Freebie

Happy New Year's Eve!  Today is the last day of 2016 and it is also the last day to snag Winter Wishes for just $3! You can pick it up in the store right here.  And while you are there, be sure to get the coordinating mini freebie since today is the last day to grab it as well. 

But don't worry, there are more freebies to come.  In fact, I have one ready to share with you tomorrow!

See you in 2017!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Tomorrow's the Last Day for the Home Sweet Home Christmas Cookie Freebie & Sale

With a fun vintage flair, "Home Sweet Home" has everything you need to create beautiful baking-themed projects and layouts that capture the magic that happens in the kitchen while baking with family...


 And tomorrow's the last day to grab it for just $3!  So swing on by my store and snag "Home Sweet Home" while it's on sale.  

I have been having a ton of fun scrapping with this kit as one of my girls loves to slay in the kitchen.  Here's a layout I made from when she was little using pieces from both the full-sized kit and the freebie...


Which reminds me...while you are out cruising the Internet, be sure to stop by the Scraps N Pieces store blog here and pick up this coordinating freebie Christmas Cookie add-on mini as tomorrow is the last day it will be available as well...







Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Last Call for the Merry & Bright Freebie Mini

I love the elements in this Merry & Bright freebie:


I used both the scatter and title from the freebie along with pieces from the full-sized kit on this layout of my daughter at her Girl Scout Christmas party:


If you haven't already done so, swing by and pick up the kit and freebie this week as the kit will go up to full price and the freebie will be taken down on January 1st.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

20 Fun & Fresh Baking Themed Scrapbooking Page Titles

This week I worked on cooking up some catchy baking-themed taglines that are perfect for layouts scrapped with "Home Sweet Home".    Inspired by pop-culture these titles will add a sprinkle of fun and whimsy to your scrapbooking pages....


Do you like the fonts used in this post?  Check out my post here.  It will tell you where to find each of these fonts for free.  

Sunday, December 18, 2016

20 Free & Fabulous Retro Fonts

With a fun vintage flair, "Home Sweet Home", my recently released baking-themed kit, pairs perfectly with retro-inspired fonts.  But with so many classic fonts to choose from, it's hard to know where to start.  So to help out, I have narrowed the list down to 20 of my favorites.  And here's the best part, they are all totally free! The links to download each font are listed below. Have fun!


Thursday, December 15, 2016

December It's Elemental and Scraps N Pieces Blog Train Freebie

Happy Holidays!  I can't believe Christmas is 10 days away!  We have been busy doing all sorts of holiday activities; and that means I have a ton of photos to scrap.  So for this month's It's Elemental template pack, I have gone with a block-style that offers plenty of room of photos.  And, I have included word art of every template:


This template pack will be on sale for just $2.00 through the end of December.  And I also have a coordinating freebie for you!  You can pick up this template as part of the December Scraps N Pieces blog train:


CLICK HERE to download the freebie.
And CLICK HERE to grab the full template set for just $2.00.

Once you've done that, be sure to stop by all of the rest of the stops on the blog train...


Dreamn4ever Designs
Just For Fun Designs
Day Dreams 'n Designs
JMC Designs
Joyful Expressions (you are here)
A Beautiful Mess!
Triple J Designs
Shuckclod's Stuff
ScrapbookcrazyCreationsbyRobyn
Pixie Glitter Designs
Janet's Digital Joys

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

20 Fun & Festive Christmas Scrapbooking Page Titles

I'm a self-confessed word nerd.  I love puns, catchy sayings, and word play.  So for me, a page title can make or break a page.

When choosing a title, I try to come up with a play on words that connects the photos to the story behind them.  Because I like to add a touch of whimsy to my pages, I often choose titles that have a reference to pop culture.  I especially like borrowing memorable lines from songs or movies.

Are you stuck on coming up with a title for your Christmas pages?  Here are 20 fun and festive titles...


Do you like the fonts used in this post?  Check out my post here.  It will tell you where to find each of these fonts for free.  The only fonts not listed there are two from Agga Swist'blnk which you can find here.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Home Sweet Home Sale & Christmas Freebie

Did you miss the $1 sale on my baking-themed "Home Sweet Home" collection?  Then you will love the latest sale I have baked up.  I have bundled all of the bits n pieces together and am now offering "Home Sweet Home" as a full-sized kit.  And best of all--it's on sale for just $3 through the end of December!


With a fun vintage flair, "Home Sweet Home" has everything you need to create beautiful baking-themed projects and layouts that capture the magic that happens in the kitchen while baking with family.  

Included in the kit are 60 elements: 


The paper pack includes 24 papers::



In addition to the paper pack, I have also included 24 cardstocks:



And don't forget the wood veneer alpha...it includes uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation and 4 bonus shapes:


Head on over to my store before December 31st so that you can grab "Home Sweet Home" while it is on sale for just $3.  

And here's a Christmas surprise for you...

"Home Sweet Home" was designed for you to use throughout the year. But I wanted to give you something special to make those holiday baking projects and layouts pop. So I came up with this freebie Christmas Cookie add-on mini:


You can pick it up as part of the SNP Christmas Countdown on the Scraps N Pieces store blog here through the end of December. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Merry & Bright Christmas Kit Release and Freebie Mini

Have you been following the Christmas Countdown over on the Scraps N Pieces blog?  Today is day number 7 and it's my turn to host!

For my contribution, I have a freebie mini that coordinates with my brand new Christmas kit "Merry & Bright":



"Merry & Bright" was so much fun to make!  It is full of bright colors and retro-inspired elements and has accents of glitter and gold foil. I think I got a little carried away as I ended up with 125 unique elements; 24 cardstocks; 24 papers; a gold foil alpha with uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation and a mini freebie...


Included in the element mega-pack are:

  • 1 banner
  • 1 bead scatter
  • 3 bows
  • 2 brads
  • 1 ivy branch
  • 6 buttons
  • 3 charms
  • 1 candy cane sticker
  • 1 Christmas tree sticker
  • 1 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sticker
  • 2 ornament stickers
  • 1 nutcracker sticker
  • 1 angel sticker
  • 1 holly sticker
  • 1 bell sticker
  • 1 Santa Claus sticker
  • 1 gingerbread man sticker
  • 1 stocking sticker
  • 1 strand of Christmas lights sticker
  • 1 wreath sticker
  • 5 felt ornaments
  • 2 flair buttons
  • 3 journal cards
  • 7 flowers
  • 2 leaves
  • 2 glitter stems
  • 3 frames
  • 3 paint splats
  • 3 paint spritzes
  • 3 stamps
  • 1 staple
  • 1 scatter of star confetti
  • 4 sets of stitching
  • 4 tags
  • 2 pieces of tape
  • 13 trims (ribbons, strings, ric rac)

I also played a lot with word art with this kit.  I ended up making 3 titles, 13 wordstrips, and 12 worded tags...


One of my favorite pieces of this collection is the paper pack.  It includes 24 papers some of which are printed with gold foil...


I loved the foil so much that I ended up using it for the alpha...


And, because no kit would be complete with out them, I also threw together a 24-count pack of solid and patterned cardstocks:



I thought I was done there.  But I still had a few more pieces I wanted to add.  So I created this freebie mini for you:


You can download the freebie mini on the Scraps N Pieces blog through December 31st. 

 And you can pick up the coordinating full-sized "Merry & Bright" kit here for just $3.00 through the end of December. 

 I hope you have fun scrapping with "Merry & Bright"!   I'm looking forward to seeing the layouts you make decking the halls of the Scraps N Pieces gallery.

Merry Christmas and I'll see you again real soon!  (hint, hint.)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

20 Free & Fabulous Brush Fonts

My latest Christmas kit, Warmest Wishes, is filled with handmade and watercolored elements that are complemented by word art that looks like it has been delicately hand-painted with a brush.  To help you carry that style into your journaling I wanted to share some of my favorite brush fonts with you.  And here's the best part, although you do have to share your email address to download some of them, they are all absolutely free!  The links to download each font are listed below.  Enjoy!


baby foxbesom / bromello / brusher / earl gray tea / hensa / king basil / nightingalenorthern lights duo (includes caps and script) / pennellino / refuge / selima / sensa sans / sophia / sprightly two / sundaywaterlily / westfalia

Friday, December 2, 2016

Warmest Wishes Holiday Release & Freebie Mini Kit

A cold breeze is blowing down from the North Pole which means it's time to start scrapping those Christmas or winter memories with Warmest Wishes from Joyful Expressions...


Filled with handcrafted trimmings, Warmest Wishes contains 86 unique elements including watercolored stickers, crocheted snowflakes, embroidered winter embellishments, and sweater-knit hearts...


The paper pack includes 24 papers...


There is also a pack of 9 solid cardstocks...



And finally, there is a watercolored alpha with uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols...


And to get you started on your holiday scrapping, I have a Warmest Wishes mini kit freebie that is available for the December 2016 Use-It-All challenge in the Scraps-N-Pieces forums:


Here's a layout I made using just the mini:


And here is a page using the whole kit:

The freebie will be available this month only.  So be sure to grab it from my store here.  And while you are there, you can pick up the full kit while it is on sale for just $3!



Thursday, December 1, 2016

$1 Sale on the Home Sweet Home Baking Themed BNP Collection

Mmmmm....I love the smell of fresh baked goodies coming out of the oven!  And with Christmas right around the corner, we will be doing a ton of baking (and taking pictures of said baking.)  Which is why I am so excited about my latest BNP collection, Home Sweet Home:


You can capture the magic that happens in the kitchen while baking with family when you get creative with the darling Home Sweet Home collection from Joyful Expressions. With a fun vintage flair, Home Sweet Home has everything you need to create beautiful baking-themed projects and layouts.



This "Home Sweet Home" collection 60-count element pack includes:

  • 1 set of measuring spoons
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 apron sticker
  • 1 mixing bowl and spoon sticker
  • 1 stack of bowls sticker
  • 1 cannister sticker
  • 1 pair of cherries sticker
  • 1 mug sticker
  • 1 floral sticker
  • 1 pie sticker
  • 1 rolling pin sticker
  • 1 spatula sticker
  • 1 sugar cannister sticker
  • 1 kitchen timer sticker
  • 1 whisk sticker
  • 1 tea kettle sticker
  • 1 cake and cake stand sticker
  • 1 stand mixer sticker
  • 1 oven mitt sticker
  • 1 measuring cup sticker
  • 1 resin dough gingerbread man
  • 1 resin bow
  • 1 vintage milk cap
  • 1 gingham heart
  • 1 floral border
  • 2 bows
  • 2 brads
  • 4 buttons
  • 5 flowers
  • 1 frame
  • 1 branch of berries
  • 1 leaf
  • 3 paint splatters
  • 2 sets of stitching
  • 2 tags
  • 1 book plate
  • 1 piece of tape
  • 5 trims
  • 2 titles
  • 3 word bits


The coordinating paper pack includes 24 papers with polka-dot, striped, geometric, heart, floral, plaid, toile, chevron, and baking-themed patterned papers:



In addition to the paper pack, I also have a cardstock pack.  It contains a pack of 24 basic cardstocks including 6 solid cardstocks, 6 polka dotted cardstocks, 6 quatrefoil cardstocks and 6 gingham printed cardstocks:



One of my favorite pieces of this collection is the wood veneer alpha pack that includes uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation and 4 bonus shapes:


On sale for just $1 through December 7th, the Home Sweet Home collection is available in my store here.  

Psst...and stay tuned.  They just might be a special coordinating Christmas freebie headed your way soon.  
 
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