Friday, June 28, 2013

New PATRIOTIC Collab at Scraps-N-Pieces

True North Scraps worked on this collab with 3 other designers who all call Canada home,  Marie H Designs, Mommy Made This, and Queen Wild Scraps.

July 1st is Canada's birthday and we want to celebrate it!  We love Canada and we love our kit,

True Patriot Love!

This is a gigantic collaboration that was contributed to by the four Canadian designers at Scraps N Pieces:  Marie H Designs, Mommy Made This, Queen Wild Scraps, and True North Scraps.  This is probably one of the best collabs I have ever seen in my life!

Wait?  Are you saying you aren't Canadian, so why should you be interested?  Be interested my friend.  You still need this kit!  We used colours appropriate for other nationalities to show their pride as well.  We have even included some stars to match the American flag.  And what about that vacation you took to Canada last summer?  Or your trip to Epcot's Canada Pavilion in Walt Disney World?  We have you covered!

When you see what our Creative Teams have done with this kit, most of whom are not Canadian, you will agree that no matter what your nationality is ... you need this kit!

What's included that is so amazing, you are wondering?  WELL!

90 absolutely fabulous elements
36 beautiful patterned papers
7 very rich cardstocks
7 glitter papers
2, yes 2! full unique alphas
a full 4 pack of templates in .png, .psd, .tiff, .page and .pack formats
6 great journaling cards
a fantastic map of Canada and all the provinces and territories
patriotic word arts
beautiful clusters

Whew!  Told ya it was big!

Despite it's enormous size, we have kept it very affordable.  Can you believe you get all that for only $9.99?!! On top of that already amazingly low price, we have discounted it further for its first week in stores, by an additional 30%!  Where are you going to find a bargain like this again?  

I would like to show off the LOs I made using True Patriot Love:  Just can't wait for the annual 4th of July Celebration in downtown Belton!

Monday, June 17, 2013

I'm on a new Creative Team - Patty B Scraps (there's a freebie at the end!)

I've known Patty B for quite a while now ... over a year, and just joined her Creative Team this past Saturday!  I'm loving her kits ... I think we are a perfect fit!  She loves realistic flowers and botanicals as much as I do!!!  I had done some layouts for her kit STEAMPUNK DAY DREAM as a part of my CT work at Heartfelt Perfections and it definitely "sold me" on her kits!  They are fabulous ... and so full of fun papers and elements to work with!

Here are the layouts that I did with STEAMPUNK DAY DREAMS (This layout also features Southern Serenity Designs FEARLESS Part 1 template)

This layout also features template from Southern Serenity Designs PAPARAZZI (previously known as Digital Designs by Amber Morrison) 

Wow!  I was impressed ... but I had to wait until after our vacation to apply to Patty B for a position on her Creative Team!  And she was as happy to have me as I am to be there!  I think our styles blend well, and look forward to many more projects using Patty B Scraps kits!  

She recently released her June edition of an ongoing project:  PROJECT HERITAGE JUNE

I had a SPECIAL photo in mind for this project, and had to wait until today to borrow it from my mom, so while I was waiting to finish the layout, I decided to turn the cluster frame in my layout into a FREEBIE to share here on my blog.  My layout is finished now.  The layout features a template from Jen C Designs JUNE TEMPLATE GRAB BAG - BLENDABLES 

The minister in the photo at the top left is my beloved Grandfather, Chalmer Lewis Mollenkopf, who was born and raised in Northern Ohio, and attended Capital University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.  I had heard about both places from many years, but had never been to Columbus before (well maybe as a YOUNG child, but I didn't remember it).  So I routed us through Columbus on our road trip to Rochester, New York in May, and we were able to go see the campus of Capital Univ and Trinity Seminary early in the morning on May 27!  The photo blended into the background was taken that day!  Not sure of the age of the building, but the sign says the Seminary was established in 1830, and Capital University was established in 1850!  Both campuses were deserted (it was early in the morning on Memorial Day) and I was able to walk around and snap a few photos!  What a great pleasure it was to finally see those places I had heard so much about all my life! The photo of my grandfather was taken in the pulpit at First Lutheran Church in Floresville, Texas, his last congregation.  He celebrated the 4oth anniversary of his ordination there in the summer of 1960, and passed away in November of that year! (which was a great loss to all of us!) 

Now on to the FREEBIE I promised - a frame cluster similar to the one on my grandfather's photo!

You can download your the FREEIBE


Please abide by the TOU for both Patty B Scraps and PS SCRAPS (both are included in the Zip file).  If you use the frame, please credit both Patty B Scraps and PS Scraps. Enjoy!

You can find Patty B Scraps beautiful work at these stores


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

True North Scraps does not have a new release for you this week but I love to show you the gorgeous layouts the North Stars have been working on recently.

First on the Clip Show is 5 Shades of Gray, Add On and Li'l Black Dress Alpha. There are 41 glittery, shiny and classic elements inside this kit. The 14 patterned papers, 5 glitter papers and 5 solid papers are a perfect complement to the elements and they will make your LOs exude class. As a bonus with purchase, I've included the LBD (Li'l Black Dress) alpha for free, a $2.99 value. You can also pickup the elegant mini 5 Shades of Gray Add On.

Here are a couple of layouts from North Star Robin.

Next up is Whisper, Whisper Reverse Papers Add on, Card stock and Alpha. Soft and delicate. Vintage. Those are words Dawna used to describe this kit. If you like the romantic look, have some photos of the kids dressed up in their Easter finest, or know a sweet newborn baby, you need this kit. Outdoor wedding season is coming up. This kit would be perfect for something like that! 

Here's a few from North Star Tina.

The next kit is Fresh As A Daisy. Don't the beautiful greens of this kit remind you of the first little sprouts poking through the dirt, the trees leafing out, grass coming back to life, and just an overall freshness. This kit has 42 elements including plenty of daisies and there are even an adorable little girl and boy gnome to watch over your LOs. With gorgeous papers are so fresh and outdoorsy. You will have trouble deciding which ones you want to use first.

North Star poki create a few layouts for us too!

True North Scraps and Keystone Scraps got together to create this beautiful Retro Road Trip kit. With fun retro colors and just the right textures, this kit will be perfect for helping you create so many layouts about your day trips, weekend getaways and cross country travels. Scrap the whole journey with 70 elements, 38 papers (includes cardstocks!), and a full alpha!

Here's a layout by North Star Debbie using Retro Road trip.

Plus I found a few by North Star Karrie. 

Here's a kit that had just recently be released called Blossoms of My Heart. This is a lovely feminine kit. Did you take your mother out for Mother's Day? This kit will be perfect for scrapping those photos with. With 40 gorgeous elements in such pretty shades of pinks and purples, with a hint of green and yellow thrown in for good measure. It's heavy on flowers, but that's what makes it such a great feminine kit. It comes with 16 papers include 4 glitter sheets! As well, I have a cute alpha in this kit. If you love papers Dawna has created an extra pack of papers you can also get, called Blossoms Of My Heart Swiss Dot Papers.

Here's one from North Star Kandi.

Plus I also found a few from North Star Jennifer.

The last kit to talk about is Smooth Sailing. This huge nautical kit is the perfect colours for scrapping a Disney Cruise Line vacation, but you will find that it works well for so many summer or vacation photos. There's a sandy beach, relaxation and play elements too, so even if you have never sailed on an ocean cruise, but you have been to the shore, this kit is for you! Inside you will find 22 beautifully textured papers and 47 highly detailed elements. Also included is a cute alpha with just a hint of glitter that will remind you of the sunlight glinting off the water. It has a full upper and lower case alpha, the numbers 0-9 and some punctuation.

Here's North Star Lynn's layout using Smooth Sailing.

I hope you enjoyed the North Stars Clip Show of our favorite True North Scraps kits. Be sure to check back very soon for Dawna's next release. Have a great week!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

True North Scraps has packaged up Impossible To Live Without Bits N Pieces into one fabulous kit for you. This adorable kit is about how BFFs understand that it's impossible to live without each other. This cute kit features two adorable BFFs and 33 other elements that show how much they love each other. Also included in the kit is an alpha of 26 letters and 10 numbers, as well as 15 papers. You can pick Impossible To Live Without up at True North's Scraps Scraps N Pieces store.

Here's a closer look at what's inside Impossible To Live Without kit. 




You can also pick up these great Glitter Paper add on.

Take a look at what the North Stars put together. They are so talented!!










Have a great weekend!