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Friday, September 18, 2009

Ready to Sell Your Digi Designs?

All You Can Scrap would like to add your designs to the store. Create digikits and quickpages for sale in your very own storefront at All You Can Scrap and make money doing what you love.

  1. You will need to post and comment in the forum and gallery on a regular basis.
  2. Actively get the word out about the site, and your store, by posting on your blog and other forums and blogs that will let you - digifree, digishoptalk, and others. You will also be required place AYCS ads on your blog.
  3. There is a designers gift area where you may post samples and freebies.
  4. You have total control over the content in your shop.
  5. You must be willing to participate in collabs and blogtrains, and attend/host the chats whenever possible.
  6. Designers must participate in storewide sales, however you may offer a sale on your kits whenever you choose.

** Also see restrictions here **
For more information, email happyscrapping@allyoucanscrap.com or designsbymel@allyoucanscrap.com. (And don't forget to tell them TraceyJ sent you. ;-)

I look forward to seeing your work!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ever Wanted to be a DigiKit Designer?

Well here's your chance. AllYouCanScrap.com is looking for the best digi designers around. It could be you. Check out their designer call below.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Blog Candy at True's Gift's From the Heart

This is a fantastic giveaway, so go check it out. And bonus, she does some really great work, so take the time to gaze at some eye candy as well.

What are you waiting for? Run, don't walk!

True's Gift's From the Heart: My 3 new DT Spots Celebration Blog Candy!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Daily Download - AYCS

Here is this month's Daily Download from All You Can Scrap. Collect a different element every day and share the layouts you create in the gallery.

Happy creating!

Friday, May 15, 2009

I'm Walking for Cystic Fibrosis

Yeah, so I know I'm using their blurb, but frankly, they say it a lot better than I can. So read on and get informed...

GREAT STRIDES is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest and most successful national fund-raising event. This year, I'm walking in the GREAT STRIDES Walk in Weston, FL. Please help me meet my fund-raising goal by sponsoring me. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively, as nearly 90 cents of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education.

Making a donation is easy and secure! Just click the "Click to Donate" link on this page to go to make a donation that will be credited to my team. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated!

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a devastating genetic disease that affects tens of thousands of children and young adults in the United States. Research and care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making a huge difference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. However, we continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. That's why your help is needed now more than ever to ensure that a cure is found sooner - rather than later. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit www.cff.org.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with CF! Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation and GREAT STRIDES!

Click Here to donate.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Spring Blog Train

This is my first ever blog train and I'm so excited. The designers at All You Can Scrap have created some beautiful kits, and I am honored to present a few quickpages for your pleasure. Make sure to come back for more. Enjoy!
From Blogger Pictures

This is the last stop on the train. All blogs are listed below so you can get back to any that you may have missed. Have fun!
Designs By Mel
Helron Designs
All You Can Scrap Blog
Candys Treasures
Foxylady Creations
May-fair Creatives

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Time for a Speed Scrap!

Time for all you digi lovers to get your scrap on. Join us this weekend for some play time and complete a layout or two. There are two days to join in the fun - Saturday and Sunday. So make some time for one, or both, and let the good times roll!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Blogoversary at Stardust, Gems & Ribbons

Wanna satisfy that sweet tooth?
Head over to Carole's blog and enter for a chance to win some serious blog candy. (See photo on right) Embellies, ribbon, a paper pad, and even a few stamps! You have until April 14, so what are you waiting for? Get going!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Word for Me

I was over at scrapbook.com today checking out the posts and I came across this challenge to blog more. Now you all know I'm trying to do this a little more than I have in the past, so I thought I'd give it a shot. The first challenge was to complete this questionnaire which generates a word that describes you. Filled it out and got this response:

Your Word is "Fearless"

You see life as your one chance to experience everything, and you just go for it!

You believe the biggest risk is being afraid and missing out on something amazing.

Sometimes your fearlessness means you're daring. You enjoy risky activities.

And sometimes your fearlessness means you're courageous. You're brave enough to do the right thing, even when it's scary.

Interesting to say the least. Me? Fearless? Not in a million years. Now I know what you're thinking. The girl with the biggest mouth this side of the planet isn't fearless? True, I like to encourage people to step outside themselves and try a little something different. Me? Not so much. And now you know my dirty little secret; I'm an instigator! Surprised? Probably not.
I'm thinking I need to channel my younger self who always used to say, "I'll anything once, so long as it doesn't cause harm to myself or others". Where did that girl go? Time to find her & bring her home.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How much do you love freebies?

Do you really love them?

Then head over to the GCD Studios blog today, March 31, 2009 for some fun games and even more fun prizes. See you there!

Seriously, GCD Studios has some of the most beautiful papers around. It really is affordable luxury at its best.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Green Day!

So I don't really know much about St. Patrick's Day. But my boss is Irish, so I figured I'd head over to wikipedia and learn a little something. It turns out this holiday is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick, one of the patron saints of Ireland. The holiday is celebrated annually in Ireland and around the world by those of Irish descent. So I've put on a little something green today in honour of those fighting Irish everywhere. Go out and have some fun today!

Are you in the mood for Spring?
More importantly, in the mood for free embellishments?
Head on over to Lisa's blog for a chance to win this great kit.

Lisa's on the Design Team of one of my favourite sites - 52 Sketches, 52 Weeks - which has some of the most amazing, fun page layout sketches on the web. So take a little time to leave her some love.

And remember to think of me when you raise that glass of green beer today.

Monday, March 16, 2009

March Daily Downloads

Digikit - In Love by Helron Designs

Treat yourself to a little something. Check out the daily downloads for March at All You Can Scrap. New papers or embellishments each and every day.

Friday, March 6, 2009

March Madness at All You Can Scrap!

During the month of March, everything is on sale at All You Can Scrap. That's right. The whole store is on sale. Now is the time to find some great deals and increase your digi stash. And here's a bonus: use your kit in a Forum Challenge, and get a gift voucher to use in the store. That's 2 kits for the price of one. Talk about building your stash. It's time to go shopping!

The designer spotlight this month focuses on Designs by Mel. She's got some fantastic kits that will help you preserve your memories in style. All the goodies she has created are 50% off this month. Head over to her store and get inspired to scrap!

Friday, January 30, 2009

My first month as a Creative Team member

I've been on the Creative Team at All You Can Scrap for almost a whole month, so I thought I'd share a few of the layouts I've done so far.

The first was done for the Music Quotes Challenge using the Roses and Hearts kit by Helron Designs. You can find it in the shop.
This a photo of my beautiful niece holding her new baby brother. He's only about a week or two old here, so he was still at the point of being new and exciting for her. She's pretty happy about it. Music quote: You have stolen my heart by Dashboard Confessional from the song Stolen.

The next was done for the Numbers Challenge. Again I used the Roses and Hearts kit from Helron Designs at All You Can Scrap. The challenge was 1 bow, 2 photos, 3 papers, 4 buttons or brads.
Photos are from a 2007 New Year's Eve Parade in Jacksonville. The Jamaica girls joined the Florida queens on a parade float. We met tons of great people from all over the state. It was extremely cold, but also a lot of fun, particularly when the younger girls got to meet Ronald McDonald. They were so excited.

For the January '09 Color Challenge, I used the colour pallette to create this layout. I'm a purple girl and my cousin likes pink, so I thought a photo of us together would be perfect with the colours chosen this month.I used a template created by Gloria Val Verde that I got from the Manic Monday freebies on Moo Two Designs. For the papers, I used an overlay by Cindi Rios Lobo.

So for the Baby Faces Challenge, I had to scrap a surprised little one. I chose this photo of my girlfriend's son on his first visit to the office. After weeks of hanging with mom, dad, and big brother, he was surrounded by all these ladies excited to meet him for the first time. It must have been pretty overwhelming, but he took it all in stride. For this layout I used the Dino kit by Helron Designs, perfect for a little boy. The digikit is available in the shop.

This last layout is for the monthly Theme Challenge, which was flowers and pearls. Isn't my niece just adorable? I thought this photo would be perfect for the theme, and boy was I right. She is just the prettiest flower in the garden.

So that's it for now. You'll be hearing more from me in the months to come. Hope you can join me on this crazy ride into the world of digital scrapbooking.

Friday, January 23, 2009

So I Watched History Unfold...

...and I can say I was there when.

I was there when everyone was talking about the race, the ca
mpaigns, and their candidates. When we were debating who should win and why. When support for the policies of one or the other changed almost daily.

I was there when the ballots were being cast. When the polls were open for early voting and there was nowhere to park at the library. When my friends and family sat around discussing the merits of absentee voting versus standing in line for hours.

I was there when the polls closed, and the counting began in earnest. When my classmates and I were on pins and needles waiting for our test to be over, so we could check our computers and phones to find out who was in the lead. When we all realised that the cafeteria was open late and hosting an election party, so we could all keep abreast of the latest development. When my mom got that call from me screaming "Barack Obama just won the election". When she rubbed the sleep out of her eyes (different time zone) and finally understood what I was saying.

I was there when the most moving concession speech ever spoken was delivered by the always classy John McCain. When an amazing orator gave his acceptance by looking to the future and not condemning the actions of current and past administrations. When two strong, courageous men brought tears to my eyes with the words they spoke.

I was there when the forty-fourth President of the United States of America took his oath and was sworn in to the highest office in the land. When a group of workers crowded around a tiny computer screen to view and hear him speak during his inauguration. When 2 million strong braved the bracing winter winds to witness history in the making.

Photo credit: Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo, U.S. Air Force
Scrapkit credit: Scrap n' Art Freebie Friday digikit created by Louise Williams of Digital Fingers
Quote from inaugural speech delivered by President Obama on January 20, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


The past few days have been very busy for me.

I've been selected to be part of the Creative Team at allyoucanscrap.com, which is quite an honour. As I've only been scrapping for a short time, I hope I can do justice to their wonderful products. Here is my first layout which was done for the monthly challenge. It features my beautiful niece, Ayanna. I thought her very fitting for the theme - Flowers and Pearls.

Over the weekend, a few girls and I headed to the World's Universal Beauty pageant in San Marcos, Texas, where we represented our beautiful island nation of Jamaica. We had a blast in all areas of the competition, particularly during the Western themed party where we led the dancing all night long (or at least till 9:30 since the little ones needed their beauty sleep). The girls did well and I was proud of them all. Photos will follow over the next few days.

Go Jamaica!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year to All!

Wishing you all a wonderful 2009.

It is my prayer that everyone has a good and prosperous year. May you and your families have continued good health. Good luck to you all.