Friday, January 31, 2014

New Add Ons from Kellybell Designs

This week, Kelly has so many amazing goodies to share with you. It's a long post so grab some coffee or a drink and get comfortable. There's lots of journal cards, alphas and cover story word art to see.

First up, journal cards. If you like the pocket style scrapping, you're going to love these cards. There's a set for each park at Walt Disney World. Each pack contains 6 journal cards, one pack for Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom. There's some decorative cards as well as cards with lines to journal your trip notes.

Next up are 2 packs of word art titles that are perfect for the covers of your photo albums or for your introductory title page.

And lastly, here are the 2 alphas that were used to create those Cover Story word art titles. These are classic Disney alphas that you can use over and over again.

You can find all of Kelly's kits, alphas, word art, page starters and paper stacks at These new items will be 25% off this weekend only so make sure you do your shopping now.

There's so many neat ways to scrap with these journal cards, word art titles and alphas. Here's a page that I made.

For your 3 freebies today, Kelly's Creative Team has some cool word art titles made with the 2 new alphas. You can find these freebies at Jenn's Blog, Julie's Blog and Roxana's Blog. Hope you enjoy your gifts. Have a great weekend and have fun scrapping!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tinkerbell Half Marathon 2014: Part 1 - Arrival

I have decided that I will do race trip reports for each race that I participate in, and to kick off 2014, I will start with my first race of the year...
Now, I need to preface this by saying that my last half marathon was in October (Gettysburg Blue Gray Half in Gettysburg, PA..really hilly, but would probably run it again to save face... hopefully I will remember to get a race report for that one.. ) and my last real training run was 6.5 miles the weekend after New Year's. Needless to say, I didn't train much for this but I kept up with my gym attendance so I suppose that counts, right?

I also have to remind the world that I had not originally planned on running this runDisney race. After Craig completed his 3rd Marine Corps Marathon, I decided that I need to run this race. I had read an email or seen it on the rD site that said that Tinkerbell Half had registrations available through travel providers and charity groups. There were 2 charities that I was highly fond didn't have any registrations available and the other did. At that point, I decided to run for TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. This was such a great choice. It is a smaller organization that serves survivors worldwide and I loved the fact that the ladies that run the Run and Remember Teams are so helpful and personable. I will definitely be representing TAPS again... And if you need a charity group to support that supports are heroes and their family, this IS the charity!!

Well...after working all day, we headed to the airport on Thursday afternoon and made the 5 hour flight to California.

I am still not sure how I sat still the entire flight. Guess I was too tired and I didn't want to bother the 2 people sitting next to me. My husband on the other hand was a bit squirmy until I got Friday Night Lights playing on his computer. :) I do have to say that the flight was great...we had great flight attendants. The LAX stop was a short one for them and then they were heading to Las Vegas, so I would be in a good mood too if my last stop was Vegas. :) There was one small downside...there were 2 girls who just met on the flight and they literally talked for the ENTIRE flight. OMG! I didn't know strangers could talk so much! LOL! Thank goodness, I had my new Beats headphones that Craig gave me for Christmas. I watched Mary Poppins on my iPad and I was in Disney heaven!

Upon arriving to LAX...oh how I missed my Magical Express!! We had to go outside of baggage claim to find the Super Shuttle kisok and it honestly wasn't bad a ride at all! Everyone in our van was running the half that weekend, so there was a lot of chit-chatting about the upcoming races. Craig, of course, was hungry... I told you that you shouldn't have eaten your whole sandwich at the airport. (Side note...we found out later that weekend that the Subway across the street was open 24 hours... who know?!?!?!) We got to our room at the Desert Palms Hotel and Suites... which BTW is highly recommended. 10 minute walk to front gate, free WiFi and free hot breakfast every morning!!! So, it was technically 11:30 PM by the time we got into our room so we were pooped out. Falling asleep that evening was not a problem at all! Big day tomorrow....

Friday, January 24, 2014

DIning in the Dark...New from Kellybell Designs!

Burgers and milkshakes. Two of the basic food groups when you are on a Disney vacation! If you want a fun lunch or dinner with a little old time atmosphere, then head on over to Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Disney's Hollywood Studios. You can watch some crazy black and white movies and silly cartoons while you eat your meal inside a drive in car shaped booth. It's such a fun place, have you been there?

Kelly's collection this week is inspired by all that sci-fi silliness and drive-in fun. It's a fabulous collection that's so versatile. It's called....

This kit works well for any sci-fi theme. You might find yourself scrapping a page for Astro Orbiter, Mission Space, Buzz Lightyear, Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe as well as the famous Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater. Inside this kit you'll find an assortment of out of this world elements including 2 drive-in cards, hamburger, milkshake, french fries, hot dog, popcorn, space ship, alien, menu, flowers, restaurant neon signs, galaxy swirls, soda bottle, mustard and ketchup bottles, license plates, star fields, frames, ribbons, star rings and much more. There's 15 papers in spacey galactic patterns and colors. Plus there's a funky yellow alpha outlined in red and black.

You might also like the coordinating word art titles as well as the premade page starters and paper stacks. There's 2 cluster borders and 3 cluster frames in the page starters.

Each pack in this collection is priced at 25% off for this weekend only. You can find these and all of Kelly's designs at Head on over to her store to pick them up. Now let's take a look at some creative inspiration

This collection is so versatile for any kind of sci-fi themed layout. It was on my Disney Bucket List to eat at the Sci Fi Drive I made reservations for our 10 year anniversary trip. We were a bit apprehensive at first...dining in the dark. The service seemed to take forever and we were hungry. But at the end of it all, we enjoyed the food and the old school B movies. I can't believe pretty used to watch those... So silly!! At the end our server took this most awesome pic...which turned out to be my favorite picture of the entire trip! What a special memory! Check out the page that I made:

I also made an "out of this world" frame freebie for you...
Download HERE

Kelly and Jennifer also have amazing freebies to share with you today. These freebies are so adorable, you're going to love them! You can find them at the blogs below. Have a great weekend!

Jennifer -

Kelly -

Friday, January 17, 2014

King of the WIld Frontier...New from Kellybell Designs.

Yeehaw and howdy pardner! It's time to mosey on down to the corral and check out what's new in the barn today. Kelly's got a wild, wild treat for you today! It's a fun new collection inspired by Disney's Frontierland. It's filled with lots of western and locomotive goodies! Take a look at this week's new release called....

This kit is amazing! It's perfect for scrapping photos from Frontierland, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, character meetings with Frontier Donald or Woody and Jessie, the Shooting Arcade, Tom Sawyer island and lots of other western themes.

The kit contains 15 papers in beautiful patterns, wood and plaids. Inside you'll find barrels, wagon wheel, locomotive engine, lanterns, horseshoe, covered wagon, flowers, stitching, mountain, trees, chicken wire, jug, coonskin cap, wanted poster, saddle, train tracks, boot, sheriff's badge, frames, butter churn, camp fire, cowboy hats, stove, snake, water pump, train whistle and so much more. You'll also get a matching full brown alpha.

The pre-made packs include 5 different page starters featuring 2 cluster strips and 3 frame clusters. There's also a set of 5 word art titles and 4 paper stacks. These are gorgeous and expertly clustered making them so easy to whip up a quick layout.

This new collection 'The Wild Frontier' can be found at and will be sold for 25% off this weekend only. Make sure you browse through the store, there are lots of great Disney collections to be found!

It's amazing how versatile this kit is. Here's a page that I made...Highlights from our 10th Anniversary trip:

Kelly's Creative Team has 3 fabulous freebies for you that coordinate with 'The Wild Frontier' collection. Make sure you stop by all 3 gals and give them a hug too.
Happy scrapping and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Coming Friday...

The wildest ride in the West...Just wait until Friday.
Don't forget... enter for a chance to win at Kellybell

Friday, January 10, 2014

Reflections of China...New from Kellybell Designs

Happy New Year! Hope you enjoyed a warm and wonderful holiday with your family. It's January now and time to get back to work and back to school. It's a new year for Kellybell Designs and Kelly's got lots of new and fun things planned for you this year.

The first collection of the new year focuses on another Epcot country - China. Located between the Germany and Norway pavilions, the China pavilion offers tranquil gardens and ponds along with intriguing architecture and temples. Today's release captures all that beauty and tranquility and is called....

'Reflections of China' is filled with a colorful assortment of elements including a Mulan doll, dragons, temples, flowers, panda bear, lanterns, chop sticks, fortune cookie, bamboo stalks, white crane, flairs, fans, umbrellas, stitching, gong, passport stamp, banners and much more. You'll also get 16 beautifully patterned papers along with a black alpha outlined in red. You'll love it!

Check out the coordinating page starters, paper stacks and word art titles. These are all expertly clustered and simply amazing!

This new collection can be found at and will be priced at 25% off for this weekend only. Head over to the store and browse all the Epcot country collections.

You'll just love scrapping with this new kit and all the matching accessories. During our anniversary trip in August, we didn't have dinner plans one evening. We were relaxing in our room trying to decide what to eat...we pulled open the MDE app and looked to see what was available. We deicded to try Nine Dragons in the China Pavilion at EPCOT. OMG! It is was so good that we returned for a late dinner in October. Here's a page that I made to pay tribute to Nine Dragons!

Kelly's Creative Team has a set of coordinating freebie's for you. You'll find them at Jenn's Blog, Julie's Blog and Roxana's Blog. Leave the girls a hug and some love along the way. Have a great week and welcome to the new year!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Enter for a Chance to Win!

In exactly, 8 days I will be boarding a plane for a trip literally across the country to sunny City of Angels to run in my first half marathon of 2014.
I am so excited to be running the Tinkerbell Half Marathon and even more delighted to be running in honor of a memorable Air Force couple who passed away last April through the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

Because I am about a week away, I am asking all friends and family to consider donating to the TAPS charity. I am so close to reaching my goal, and it would be wonderful to exceed it beyond my imagination.Click on the logo for direct link to my personal TAPS donation site:

Every person who donates between now and Friday evening will be entered into a drawing for either a $25 Pampered Chef gift certificate from my lovely friend, Shann F. (her Pampered Chef website: Shann's Show) OR a $25 gift certificate for Origami Owl from the fabulous friend, Corrie H. (her website is: Origami Owl) .

Once you have placed your donation, please come back here and comment on this blog post to be entered in the drawing. I will do the drawing through Random Number Generator Saturday morning and contract the winners shortly after posting!
Every donation matter how big or small. I truly appreciate your help!

Thanks for everything and wish me luck! 

Happy New Year...Happy New Kit from Kellybell Designs

Happy New Year Readers!! Hope your holidays 2013 went well and were joyous and time well spent!
After a few weeks off, Kelly has put together a fantastic new kit coming this Friday. 
Can you guess what it is?
 Don't forget to head over to the Kellybell blog to enter for a chance to win it. 
Until Friday...have a warm week!