Friday, September 21, 2012

beyond infinity

HI GUYS!! I have a SURPRISE for you today. It's a brand new kit!!!!

"Beyond Infinity"


I felt it was high time my older "Space Ranger" kit got a complete overhaul!! The original kit is still available. But I had so many new Buzz pics I needed to scrap, I wanted an all-new kit too! And I even have a fun add-on freebie at the end of this post for you.

Here's the page I scrapped:



And check out what the Britt Girls created:

by becca


by kelsy


by cami


by kim


by chelle


by mary


by fonnetta


by sara


by jan


by wendy


by justine


by kat


by melissa

Hope you guys like "Beyond Infinity". I have to say, I am kind of in love with it! :)

Here's the add-on freebie I promised:


[DOWNLOAD HERE]


Have an excellent day, and a magical weekend!! TTFN.

Friday, September 14, 2012

new templates and a new alpha

Hi everybody. I've got some fun new products in the shop today!

I have had lots of requests for some new Fill 'Er Up templates. I love these types of layouts, so of course I was all for some new ones!! Plus, there's a great new alpha today too.

"Fill 'Er Up Templates 3"



"Terrific Taupe Alpha"


As one of my Britt Girls said, this is a perfect "stash" alpha - versatile, and great for so many different layouts!

Here's the page I scrapped with it.


And from the Britt Girls:

by jan


by fonnetta


by justine


by courtney


by kelsy


by mary


by becca


by wendy


by sara


by cami

One last thing before I sign off - it's the Show Off Slideshow!



Thanks to everyone who showed off! (find out more about how to submit layouts for Show Offs here)

All of the Show Offs this week are getting my new "Terrific Taupe Alpha" as their gift!


Hope you all like the new goodies!! Have a fun weekend with a little time for some scrapping!

Monday, September 10, 2012

let's talk books

Ok, so since I've been posting what I'm reading on Instagram, I've gotten a lot of questions and requests for book suggestions. While I did answer this question on Formspring, I thought I'd post this layout I did for a Digi Dare a few months ago and talk a little more in depth about some good reads.

I'll just give my honest, humble opinions about these books. I won't go into synopsis or anything like that. I personally like to know very little about the storyline when I dive into a book (just the general premise). If you're looking for synopsis, that's easy to find on Amazon or Good Reads.


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It was nearly impossible to choose jsut a few favorites for a layout, so I just went with the first books that popped into my head when I thoght of "Book Club books I've loved".

These are in no particular order:



"The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant (read in April 2006)

General Premise: The story of Dinah, daughter of Jacob and sister of Joseph, as well as Leah and Rachel of the Bible told in first-person narative in a way that will have you seeing these biblical characters like you never even imagined.

My Layout Reads: We read this so long ago! But I still think about it from time to time. Probably one of my favorite books ever.



"The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein (read in Jun 2010)

General Premise: A story of love, loss, overcoming heartbreak, family, all from the perspective of . . . wait for it. . . a dog! Yes, the dog tells the story and its totally AMAZING!

My Layout Reads: I think almost anyone in our book club would name this book in their Greatest Hits. It’s so unique and moving. One of those books you just can’t ever forget.

Additional Notes: I'm not even really a dog lover, and it is one of my favorite books. EVERYONE should read this book. I highly recommend it. So good!



"Stargirl" by Jerry Spinelli (read in March 2010)

General Premise: Boy meets a girl who is not afraid to be herself. It's all about what this girl teaches this boy about acceptance, confidence, and love. (<-- that does NOT do this story justice, I just can't think of a better way to explain the general premise!) Layout Reads: Life changing. Truly. I need to reread Stargirl like once a year, just to strengthen my resolve to be an indivdual, and find happiness and stop worrying so much about what other people think. It’s a MUST-READ in my opinion. Additional Notes: Make your teenagers read this book. It's a book for young readers and it's amazing. I'm sure most avid readers have read it already, but just talking about it makes me want to go read it again.




"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot (read in January 2012)

General Premise: A poor southern black woman "donates" a sample of her DNA cells in 1951 (which, amazingly, can somehow live forever) and changes the future of medicine forever in an unbelievably powerful way. The woman and her family aren't even aware of it, until much later and the search for the full story of the HeLa cells is such an amazing adventure!

Layout Reads: My mom said it best when she said “this book is the reason we have book club.” It is something totally differet and it was an incredible experience to read!

Additional Notes: My aunt chose this book and she heard about it on NPR. It was truly gripping. I loved every page. I recommend it to all my bookie friends. It's all based on true events and I guarantee you've never read anything like it.



"Austenland" by Shannon Hale (read in January 2010)

General Premise: New Yorker Jane is obsessed. Obsessed with Colin Firth Mr. Darcy in stretchy pants (who isnt'!?). Ok - its more than that. Jane gets to live her fantasy in a place where Austen's novels are made real for those lucky enough to be guests.

Layout Reads: Fluffy? Sure. But it was so much fun, I read it twice.

Additional Notes: This is one of my favorite "romantic" books. It's totally fun, happy, clean, and well written. I love the premise. It will TOTALLY leave you dying to go to Austenland yourself. Since I made this layout, I also read "Midnight in Austenland" which is a fabulous sequel. Every bit as fun and awesome. I highly recommend BOTH these books to anyone who wants a good clean romantic "escape" book.



Well, I hope I've given some suggestions that spark your interest. Now, I'd love to hear YOUR suggestions! What's the best book you've read in the past year?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Are We There Yet?

Hi there! And happy Friday everyone. I have something new (and pretty HUGE) in my shop today. Last month this kit was included in "The Digi Files". So if you already got the Digi Files last month, you snagged this ginormous kit at screamin' deal!! But for those who aren't Digi File subscribers, you can get it at brittishdesigns.com now!!

"Are We There Yet?"


This kit includes 12 patterned papers, 10 solids, a full alpha and over 80 embellishments!! It's seriously huge. I think you're gonna love it!!

Here's a view of just the papers:



Some inspiration from the Britt Girls:

by chelle


by wendy


by cami


by kelsy


by justine


by fonnetta

I'm proud of how this kit turned out!! I hope you guys enjoy it too. :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

recently scrapped

I haven't posted my recent layouts in a while. Whoa!!! A LONNNNG while. I just went back to see when the last time I spammed you with my layouts and I think it was like 4 months ago. Can that be true? I guess I just kept putting it off not realizing how much time had passed. Well, I won't post ALL of the layouts I've done in the past 4 months, but let's share some - shall we? (click on all layouts to enlarge)


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Ok - I think that's more than enough pages for today. Thanks for wading through my layout spam. (Ummm did you notice only 2 out of the 15 pages I just posted were Disney! What?! TWO?!! Haha. So unlike me!)

I think I'm going to make my goal of 100 Layouts scrapped this year. I'm already at 78 and there's still 4 more months left to scrap in 2012! *HAPPY DANCE!*

OK, I think I'll dance on outta here. Ta ta for now.

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