Thursday, December 19, 2013

Getting to know my CT spotlight and a New Release.

I have been a terrible blogger lately...I apologize! Forgive me please. So today I bring you another spotlight and a new release! And please forgive my imageless posts. Blogger will not let me post images lately, if anyone knows why and could help me out leave me a comment!

Introducing Donna!

Donna Bryer Penn 1. Where do you live/where are you from? I'm Donna (djp332 in the forums)

 and I've lived in Pittsburgh, PA my whole life.

2. Tell us about your family -I'm married to John for 31 years and we have 2 grown daughters, 

Krissy and Becky.

3. What do you get excited about? I love vacations.Hobbies? Scrapbooking, of course, and 

photography, but I also make quilts and love to do crafts.

4. Give us some, color, place, vacations...etc feel free to elaborate! My favorite 

vacation was 2 weeks in Alaska 2.5 years ago. We still can't stop talking about it. My favorite 

beach is Siesta Key, FL - my oldest daughter will be getting married there in April. Favorite food is 

crab cakes. Favorite color is green.

5. What is your job? My job right now is scrapbooking. lol Before that, I worked as a secretary in \

hospital and a doctor's office and was also a school crossing guard.

6. Tell us something crazy about you that few people would guess. I love roller coasters.

7. What are you afraid of or grossed out by? My biggest fear is dying. Not the actual being dead 

part, but the way it would happen. 

8. Who is your hero? I think my parents would be my heroes. They worked hard and while we 

were never rich, we never went without (at least I don't remember if we did) Even with 6 kids, we 

had camping vacations, nice Christmas gifts and 2 new pairs of shoes when school started.

9. Tell us about a typical day in the life of you. My typical day starts with a work out at the gym, 

usually in the pool. I love swimming and water aerobics classes. Then a group of us go to Panera's 

for coffee. Then I come home and scrap all day! lol What a life, huh?

10. When and why did you start scrapping? I started seriously scrapping in 2005 when a surgical 

accident left me unable to work outside of the home. I had to do something. My physical 

therapist's wife invited me on a weekend crop and I was hooked.

11. What is your fav thing to scrap about? I scrap everything - from the usual holidays, vacations, 

and birthdays, to the everyday things - even my husband's surgery isn't off limits.

As for the New Release, I have something that some of you have been waiting for! Remember my 

Alphabetty Set, well set two is in stores tomorrow. This series is perfect for an ABC album, 

P365/P52 pages or just and everyday fun Layout! Head on over to my store at Scraps N Pieces 

and snag Alphabetty Templates Set 2 while it's on sale for $2 this week Dec 20-27! And don't 

forget to grab Alphabetty Templates Set 1  while you are there if you don't already have it! 

Merry Christmas and Happy Scrappin! For eye candy from my CT go check out my album on 


Em J 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

My blogger has been malfunctioning for about a month. I apologize for the lack of updates. Make sure you check back for the latest!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Introducing My Team

I mentioned on facebook a week or two ago to watch for spotlights on my awesome CT members. Well here they come. I am starting with the ones that have been with me the longest. They started with me when I was giving freebies away on the blog! They came from Meagan's Creation's awesome team. Meagan is the one who encouraged this adventure to begin with! I'm so happy to have such awesome digiworld friends and such a great team. So without further ado, my first CT member....LAUREN

(isn't she gorgeous!)

1. Where do you live/where are you from? 
I am a born and raised Texan!! 

2. Tell us about your family
I have been married to my husband for almost 6 years. We have 4 beautiful daughters (3 are his from a previous relationship and then we have 1 daughter together.) Paige is 11, totally pre-teen and moody!!! Emma and Tori are twins. They are 9 years old and love to fight about nothing! Addison is the baby! She is 3 years old...terrible 3's! She is refusing to take a nap, but she passes out on the couch around 2 or 3! haha And she LOVES to pester her older sisters, she's really good at that!

3. What do you get excited about? Hobbies?
I love to listen and dance around to music! I LOVE to read! In the past 2 weeks, I've read AT LEAST seven books...yup SEVEN!!!! I have to put my book away or I'll never get any sleep! And, of course, I love to scrap!

4. Give us some, color, place, vacations...etc feel free to elaborate!
My favorite color is pink! My favorite food is anything my MeeMaw makes! My favorite TV Shows are Revenge, Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Once Upon A Time, Grey's Anatomy, I could go on and on and on and on! I am a TV junkie! My favorite place to be is the lake! We are looking at boats so that we can enjoy the lake more often! 

5. What is your job?

I am an AP Associate for an Oil & Gas Company in Houston, Texas.

6. Tell us something crazy about you that few people would guess.
I can't really think of anything that is crazy about me. I love to watch football, if it's the Texans! And this is kinda a crazy fact, I guess, my papa and my dad are 25 years apart (they were both born in August), my dad and I are 25 years apart and Addison and I 25 years apart (we were both in July). My dad, Addison and I are all "first born" children, though Addison has 3 older sisters, she is my first child.

7. What are you afraid of or grossed out by? 

I'm not really afraid of anything but I get grossed out by the sound/smell of vomit. 

8. Who is your hero?

My MeeMaw is my hero. She is one of the strongest women I know! She has had, and beaten, breast cancer TWICE! She has been married to my Papa for over 50 years!! She is always there for me when I just need someone to lend an ear and she doesn't judge! 

9. Tell us about a typical day in the life of you. 
I work outside of the home so, I get up around 5am every morning. I get myself ready and then I wake up Addison and get her ready for daycare. I wake up my hubs before we leave. I drop her off at daycare around 6:30 and then head in to work. I have to be there at 7:30. I work til 4:30 and my husband pick up Addison from daycare on his way home from work. I get home around 5:30 and start dinner. After dinner, it's bathtime for Addison. We watch some Netfilx, read some books and then bedtime for Addison at 8. I take a shower and then watch TV with hubs and scrapbook at the same time.  Tuesdays are dance night for Addison, so we don't get home til about 7:30 and it kinda throws off our schedule! 

10. When and why did you start scrapping?
I started scrapping in high school. My mom was a Creative Memories Consultant and I started decorating my binders with pictures of my friends. My mom made my high school scrapbooks and after high school I started doing my own. 

11. What is your fav thing to scrap about?

My favorite thing to scrap about are my kids. It's pretty much all I scrap!

Here is my favorite layout from Lauren: 

Friday, November 15, 2013


Here is my latest Template Set. It will be on sale this week only for $2. After the 22nd the price will return to $3.99. So make sure to take advantage of my New Realease Pricing! 
(click image to go to store)

Here's some eye candy from my awesome girls!








Thursday, November 14, 2013

Choo! Choo! All Aboard!! The Scraps-N-Pieces Blog Train is ready to leave the station. This month the train is called "Giving Thanks". My CT Member, Bekki, used several parts of the Blog Train and one of my Alphabetty Templates to create a quick page freebie. The contributions this month are remarkable -- you'll want to collect them all.  

Here is Bekki's contribution. Click on the preview below to download.  
  Now on to the other wonderful stations on the train's journey! Have fun!

Kiana Fitzpatrick Designs
Janece Suarez Designs
Shuckclod's Stuff
Karen Diamond Designs
JMC Designs
Inspired By You Designs
Arizona Girl AK Designs
Growing Pains Scrapped
Jiovanna's Creations
Honeybees Creative Hive
Nana's Digi-Blog
Shel Belle Scraps
Ann's Scrapbook Heaven
Lady Sherwood Designs
Desert Digi-Scrap
Psephi's Creative Corner
Cajun Diva Scraps annusplace
Janet's Digital Joys

A little bonus from me....if you head to my FACEBOOK PAGE and like my page you will get a fan Freebie! Also go snag my Alphabetty Template Set in my STORE at Scraps N Pieces for only $3.99. This is the first set in my alphabet series, so watch for more to come!

Scrap For John and Lahni

If any of you were following the story about (QueenWild) Lahni's husband John when he was electrocuted on the job last month you will already know this story.  For those of you that haven't heard here is the story.

On Wednesday October 23rd, John was working in Banff. He was up in the bucket, working with streat lights and received an electric shock. He was taken to the hospital via STARS air ambulance. He was put into a medically induced coma for 24 hours as he had been without oxygen for 5-15 minutes and the hypothermic state was to help minimize the possible brain damage.  He is expected to make a full recovery and is out of the hospital and back home with his family at this time.

We came together as designers here and from some other stores to show our support for Lahni and John by making this kit to help raise some money for their lodging and food while John was in the hospital and to help with donations to STARS - the air ambulance that most probably saved John's life.

Join with us to purchase this beautiful kit "Stand By Me" to help raise funds for the family and STARS.

Kit includes:
  • alpha (uppercase and lowercase, numbers and symbols in sheets and individual PNGs)
  • 8 glitter sheets
  • glitter styles
  • 153 papers
  • 13 frames
  • 12 tags
  • 5 butterflies
  • 8 hearts
  • 2 feathers
  • key
  • bird
  • star
  • owls
  • bear
  • birds on branch
  • 42 flowers
  • 21 leaves
  • 19 ribbons
  • 3 bows
  • 7 strings
  • lace
  • 3 ricrac
  • trim
  • 5 stitching
  • 15 buttons
  • anchor
  • 3 clips
  • brad
  • 4 staples
  • charm
  • 2 banners
  • 3 borders
  • stitched border
  • 2 smears
  • 4 swirls
  • 2 scatters
  • 13 word art
  • 3 templates (PSD, TIF, PNG, Page formats)
This kit will only be available thru the end of December.  Kit will also be sold at Scrap Take Out

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sneak Peak!

Something new is coming! Can you wait!!! You should see this fun stuff at SNP on November 15th! Come see what else I have in the store 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


OK OK so I couldn't decide on just one so two lovely ladies won my Grand Opening Template Challenge. And the winners are....dilly doodles and scrappin mama! Thanks to all who participated and supported my Grand Opening. This template is still in my store and on sale for $1 so if you didn't snag it for the challenge make sure to go grab it now. It will be available until the end of the month. Thanks everyone.

Head on over to my gallery at SNP and leave these ladies some love. Their names are linked above.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Last Chance to join my Grand Opening Challenge at Scraps N Pieces! Hurry on over grab my freebie temp and scrap away. (Make sure to check out the rest of my new store while you are there) You'll need to post your LO in the forum and upload to the gallery by tonight at 9pm mountain time. I will announce the winners tomorrow and PM the winner their $10 coupon.

Here are some beauties from my CT: 
New CT Member Bekki

And from me

Saturday, October 5, 2013


Hiatus over! Come celebrate my store opening by joining my Grand Opening Challenge. You get a freebie and the possibility of prizes! There could be more than one winner if I have lots of participation. Thanks for being patient with me this month! Let the fun begin. Don't forget to check out the rest of my store while you're there. (ad below is linked to challenge)

Sunday, September 1, 2013


I will be taking a break from the freebies this month as I prepare to open my store. I won't be announcing where the opening will be until I get closer to the big day! Thanks for all the support.

Friday, August 23, 2013


Alphabetty Template 3

I am loving what everyone is doing with this template set. One of my CT members mentioned that she plans on making and alphabet album with these! So fun. Thanks for all the love and comments, and thanks to my CT for the wonderful eye candy. I'm working my tush off to get into a store or two soon, so hopefully I'll be official before too long! Hope you are all enjoying while the gettin is good!







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