Friday, November 29, 2013

Enjoy Your Stay! New From Kellybell Designs

The holiday season is here and in full swing! Hope you and your family enjoyed a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving. Things move so fast this time of year! Just when you're done eating all that turkey and pie, then it's time to focus on shopping and scoring Black Friday deals. Next thing you know, it will be Christmas! Yikes!

Today, Kellybell Designs has a new collection focusing on that spooky and terrifying ride called Tower Of Terror. It really scares the pants off you! This new collection is filled with deep rich colors and lots of darling embellishments.

This fabulous new kit has 15 papers with amazing textures and patterns. For elements, you'll find gears, elevator doors, fence, flourish, key chain, lantern, clock, bellhop hat, lock, flowers, arrows, flairs, spider webs, lightning bolts, frames, palm tree, Fast Pass, swirls, Hollywood Tower lobby signs and much more.

Take a look at these gorgeous page starters, word art and paper stacks. The pre-mades make scrapping so easy!

Kelly also made a set of matching wallpapers. These colors are delicious! This new collection will be on sale this weekend only for 25% off.

To celebrate all the fun sales on Black Friday, Kelly is putting her store for sale at 60% off. Yup, you read that right - 60%. That's a HUGE discount. Go fill up your shopping cart at and grab as much as you can. This sale only lasts for one day and that's on Black Friday.

Now let's take a look at some eye candy inspiration with 'Drop Zone.

The colors and elements in this kit are not only fabulous for scrapping Tower of Terror photos, but can also be used for Halloween, Haunted Mansion and other spooky events. 
In October of this year, my husband and I ran our first runDisney race: the Tower of Terror 10 Miler! I had gotten a terrible sinus infection literally days before the race, but I was determined to start and finish! It was the proudest moment ever in my life! Can't wait for the next one. So here's my tribute to my first 10 Miler race: 

Make sure you hop around Kelly's Creative Team's blogs to pick up three wonderful freebies made with 'Drop Zone'. You can find them at Jenn's Blog, Julie's Blog and Roxana's Blog. Have fun shopping the Black Friday sale! Many wishes to you and your family during the holidays.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Checking In? Coming Friday...

Happy Thanksgiving! 
One thing that I am thankful for is to be able to work for a digital scrapbook designer, Kelly, and work with a great group of ladies online. They have become a part of my life...and I am grateful to have gotten to know them. 

And...Kelly has some goodies for you on Friday...
Also in the spirit of after Thanksgiving sales, Kellybell Designs has one you won't want to miss.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wonderful New Add Ons from Kellybell Designs!

Kelly has a smattering of new items for you today Lots of new things being added to the store like Quick Pages, a new alpha and matching word art, pixie dust and the Fab 5 accessories. So let's take a look at all the goodies.

First is a new alpha called Mouseka Black. It's a beautiful silver and black glitter with a red outline. It will add lots of sparkle to your titles.

Here's that new alpha made into 4 word art titles. These are perfect for cover pages!

Next is Pixie Dust Volume 7. This was offered as a participation prize in the Mousescrappers DSD events just recently. So if you didn't get a chance to play, you can pick up this pixie dust pack in the store.

And now for some super fun new Quick Pages. Kelly's got a bunch of them! She's adding 50 new quick pages to the store which are simply amazing. Here's just a sample of what's offered. There's princess pages, character pages and pages for scrapping each of the Disney Parks.

And lastly, all the Fab 5 Accessories are now in the store. These were offered in the 2013 DSD CT Blog Train. So if you were away that weekend and didn't grab them, you can now purchase them in the store.

Wow, so many fun new items in Kelly's store. For some inspiration on scrapping with the new Mouseka Black alpha and Pixie Dust Vol7, here's a layout I made.

Have fun shopping and browsing in Kelly's store this weekend. All the new items are priced at 25% off so grab them while they're on sale. You'll find everything at

If you head over to the Kellybell Designs Facebook page, you'll find this new freebie.

Have a wonderful magical weekend!

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Whole New World! New from Kellybell Designs!

It's time to get all worldly again now that the DSD festivities are over. Kelly's traveling around the world and this week she's landed in Morocco. A place filled with exotic and textured treasures. The Moroccan pavilion is a beautifully decorated area filled with terra cotta, textiles and tapestries. It's so lavish and exotic. Take a look at the new collection this week called...

Wow, what a dreamy color palette inside this collection! The 15 papers have gorgeous patterns, damask and prints. You'll find a fez, Moroccan building, arch, camels, flairs, hanging lantern, flowers, feathers, ferns, frames, palm tree, country flag, flourish, genie lamp, carvings, pottery, coins and much more. The orange full alpha is very exotic and swirly.

There's a pretty set of 5 word art titles to complete your layouts.

The paper stacks and page starters are beautifully tailored and clustered together.

This collection can be found at and will be 25% off this weekend only. Make sure you grab it now while there's a discount.

The colors in this kit are very versatile and you can use them to scrap your photos with Jasmine and Aladdin as well as scenery photos around the Moroccan Pavilion. There are so many ways to scrap with it. I loved meeting Aladdin and Abu during the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. It was the first time ever meeting them. When I first saw them, I saw Jasmine and Genie with them and thought I hit the jackpot...No such luck! Jasmine and Genie were leaving. Oh well! Still got a great shot! Here's a page that I made.

With each new release, Kelly's Creative Team offers 3 matching freebies. These are always amazing! 
Here is one from me. I just love making word art for you. Hope you like it! 

You'll find 2 more here: Jennifer's Blog and Kelly's Blog. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Another Trip through World Shoawcare..Coming Friday!

Can you guess where we are headed this week? Head over to Kelly's blog for your chance to win!
See ya on Friday!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Day 4 of Thanks!

What a busy Monday!
As I get ready to go to turn in for the evening, I am catching up on Facebook and reading all the posts from friends about what they are thankful for. 
Today I am thankful for my teachers....old and new. I am thankful for being able to read what my friends are thankful for and understanding what they mean. As a teacher, I listen to what students say and wonder if they really understand the power of the wealth of knowledge we are giving them. Sometimes I wonder if they truly understand how important what we teach them is. I guess I probably was the same way at their age...but at the same time, I also see how many children aren't allowed to be children anymore...
How do you think children today think? Do you think they are thankful for the teachers they have and what they have to teach them? 
Til tomorrow....

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Day 3...What I am Thankful for on This Sunday!

Today I am thankful for the ability to get up and run! I don't always feel great about this...but I know that by getting up on Sunday and doing what I know is right for me makes me feel thankful for this ability. I know there are so many who are not for whatever reason able to do this...And it was such a beautiful morning.
We ran the Mount Vernon Trail and we tried a different starting point. Man, was it hilly!! I know I will be feeling it tomorrow. I actually run next to Craig the entire way...This is the first time we have ever done that. I always feel that I hold him back...but since he isn't training for a marathon right now, he felt he could take it slow with me. I complained the entire way...I know I was annoying him. But at the end of it all...I ended up doing 8 miles instead of the 7 I was scheduled to do. AND...I ended up shaving 5 minutes off my previous 8 mile run in August.
Even though, I constantly complain about how long this journey is taking, I know that I am getting stronger...and faster...and slimmer.
Running is helping me to meet my goals...and I love the fact that I able to get up every Sunday morning and hit the trail. Thank God that He has blessed with me with this ability for now...

Here I am...not looking my best after 8 miles...but still smiling.
Happy Fall Back Day! I just wished it didn't get so dark so early! 
What are you thankful today?

November Blog Challenge at Kellybell Designs

The end of the year is fast approaching. With all the holiday festivities coming up, things can get pretty crazy! This November Blog Challenge will be the last one for the year. Kelly is skipping December since it's such a busy month. With this challenge you get to be creative and select your own theme. Kelly's calling it a 'Surprise Me' challenge.

As a special treat, you'll be receiving 2 participation prizes for playing along. CT member Lisa and Jennifer have amazing treats for you. Everyone who submits a layout will receive these 2 participation prizes. And the most outstanding layout will receive a gift certificate to Kelly's store.

Here are the rules and instructions to participation in the Monthly Blog Challenge:
  • Scrap a page where you select the theme from a Disney park or cruise. Surprise Kelly with your creativity in how you use her products. Make sure this is a new layout and not one you've already created.
  • You can use as many photos as you want and include as many elements and papers that you choose. We want to see your creativity sparkle!
  • Layouts should be made with 100% Kellybell products or freebies (you are allowed to use a template from another designer). You are welcome to submit more than 1 layout.
  • Post your layout into the Challenges Gallery at Kellybell Designs by midnight EST Nov 30th. Participation prizes will be sent to the email address you have listed with Kelly's gallery.
The most outstanding layout will be announced the first week of December. That's also when the participation prizes will be sent out.

Check your stash to see what Kellybell Designs kits you already own or take some time to browse through Kelly's store to see if you want to pick up a new collection to scrap with. Here are a few of Kelly's kits to use.

These are great for scrapping Fab Five character photos.

You might like these for your princess layouts.

Here's a few for Pooh and his Hundred Acre Friends.

Or maybe you might scrap something in Epcot's World Showcase.

You can find lots of inspiration at Kelly's Blog to give you some ideas of what to scrap for this challenge. Here's my page for the 'Surprise Me' challenge.

Happy Scrappin'!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

30 Days...Day Two

Today, I am thankful for my sense of humor.
I have to say that sometimes, it is this sense of humor really gets me through the day. And I love the fact that I have someone in my life who understands that humor and sometimes gets annoyed at it too.. LOL! Anyone who knows me knows that I always have something to laugh about and I always try to smile. Without my sense of humor, I would probably lead a pretty boring life...just mt opinion!

While at Disney World in October, Craig bought this little Florida State helmet at Team Mickey in DTD. When we came back to the resort, i came out of the bathroom while taking another round of cold meds before my 10 miler and found Sock Monkey with the helmet on. No matter how bad I was feeling at the time, this made me laugh out loud! So when I came downstairs this morning to find this, it reminded me of this story and how my sense of humor started the whole Sock Monkey saga!

So...what are you thankful for today? I would love to hear about it! 

It's November...I am Thankful!'s November after I felt that October took FOREVER to get through...
As I was scanning through Facebook tonight, I came across a post that read Day 1 and then gave a quick post of what she was thankful for. This made me stop and think....what am I thankful for. So I did a quick Google search and found this... Instagram November Challenge #30thankfuldays The blog is Click It Up a Notch. I have never read this blog and when I read that the author is an Air Force wife and photographer, I got a little giddy!

Well...I am up for the challenge. This is something that I always wanted to try...and I figured when is a better time than now. Because it is an Instagram challenge, I will posting a pic on Instagram but I will write here a more detailed why.

So here it goes...

Day 1:
I am starting my Month of Thanks with being thankful for social media like, Facebook and Instagram. I love the fact that I am able to connect with people all over the place who have the same interest as me. I love that I can stay connected with friends and family across the miles! I love that I can share my triumphs...I can vent...I can just be me! I really think that without social media, I would have a really hard time keeping in touch with everyone on a regular basis. Where would we be without the internet? Don't worry though...I will still be sending out handwritten Christmas cards again this year.... :)

What are you thankful for today? Will you take the challenge? I would love to hear about your 30 days of thanks!

Friday, November 1, 2013

It's HERE!!! Digital Scrapbook Day 2013!!

Wow! What an exciting weekend this will be! Digital Scrapbook Day is always the first Saturday in November and it's a jam packed weekend of sales, games, blog trains, freebies and scrapping fun. Kelly has so many things going on that you don't want to miss out on. Especially the new freebie kit on Saturday. Check out all the festivities.

Kelly's collection honors the newest and youngest princess named Sophia The First. She's just adorable and she's filled with an adventurous spirit. The 'Princess Overnight' kit will be free on Saturday only so don't miss out on this one day event.

The kit is so sweet and it's filled with 15 papers along with a castle, crest, Sophia doll, Minimus horse, frames, flairs, Enchancia sash, amulet, banners, scatters, hearts, flowers, crown, shoe, full glittery alpha and much more.

Only the kit is free on Saturday. You can find these matching accessories in the Kellybell Designs Store. There's a gorgeous word art pack, page starters and paper stacks.

While this collection was inspired by Sophia The First, the colors and elements can also be used to scrap all the other Disney Princesses. Here's a page that I scrapped.

Kelly's Creative Team has 3 adorable freebies for you that perfectly complement this collection. You can find them at JessicaP's Blog, Lisa's Blog and Sharon's Blog.

Kelly's got a few more DSD events happening this weekend too. Over at Mousescrappers, Kelly will be hosting a speed scrap on Saturday evening at 8pm EST. Check out the cute pixie dust participation prize.

Plus there will be a forum game inside Mousescrappers for a chance to win a free kit of your choice.

Boy, this blog post is packed with all kinds of goodies! And it's not over yet. Kelly's Creative Team has a super duper Blog Train for you. The theme is Fab Five Accessories. You'll find an amazing set of word arts, cluster frames, cluster strips, borders, and journal cards for your 5 favorite Disney characters including Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto. You know you're gonna love this!! Here's the path you need to follow to pick up all your Fab Five accessories. But don't delay, these links will only be available for this weekend only. Links will be removed on Monday morning and then these items will be placed in Kelly's Store. Have fun collecting all your freebies, shopping the sales, speed scrapping and gaming.

------> JessicaK -YOU ARE HERE!! <------
JessicaP -
Julie -
KellyB (guest) -
Lisa -
Roxana -
Sharon -

Pluto is Mickey's Bestest Friend in the whole wide world, and I wanted to showcase that fact with this special word art for you! Hope you all like and are able to use it in your Pluto scrapping LOs.
Link has expired! Please check Kellybell Designs' store soon to be able to purchase!

If you lose your way, all the other CT members' blog addresses are listed above!
What an amazing weekend! Have fun!