Monday, May 31, 2010

Stuff to Scrap Blog Train - Summer Romance

I can't believe it's the beginning of another Stuff to Scrap Blog Train! I'm so excited about this month's palette choice - it's stunning!

Here's my preview:

You can pick up my part right here

If there are some links without pieces yet, it's because we're all in different time zones - so just try back again later!

Manda's Scrappin' Creations
JeNaSis DeSiGn
Let Me Scrapbook!
Bonnie Allen Designs
Digi-designs by Nicole
Becky aka SAHM Scrapper
Jen C Designs <- YOU ARE HERE
Scraps N Pieces - Lori <- YOUR NEXT STOP IS HERE
Jensen Motley Crew Designs
Scrappin Serenity
Luna Rosa's Scraps
Always Be Neighbors Designs
The Scrapping Sisters
A Fish Design
Designs by Christi
Dewdrop Scraps
Sheri's Scraps
Eva Marina Scraps
Saphira's Scrapdesign
Melissa's Scraps & More
Scrapalicious Cereal
B2N2 Scraps
Adriana's Cafe
Ányi + a digitális scrapbooking
Becky Young Designs
Scrappin' Memories To Last
The Scrappy Kat
Grandma's Templates
Just For Fun
J4 Scraps
Milly Dee
Shel Belle Scraps
Helena's creative maven
Mommy Me Time Scrapper
Craft With Me
Samantha Scraps
Tricia's Treasures
Circle Of Life Scraps
Pretty Pixel Designs

Challenges I'm Hosting

Digi Scrapbook Mania
1. Leaving a Legacy Challenge
2. Added Inspiration Challenge
Moo Two Designs
1. Paint the Barn Challenge

1. Win my store

New Coupon Code for the month of June

You can use this coupon code for $2 off a minimum spend of $4 on anything in my store!


Check out my challenges for more ways to get some amazing deals!

Kreative Kreations Blog Train

Kreative Kreations has just started their first ever blog train! If any designers don't have their part posted yet - check again later - as we're all in different time zones!

Kreative Kreations Blog
Jen C Designs
Pink's Poetic Scraps
Foxy Lady Creations
Tezza Tagger Scraps
Brenian Designs
Black Widow Creations
Hildur's Creations
Bunchie's Bin
Julie's Creations
Alba Eire Creations
Scrappin Wright
Country Hollow Creations

Here's my preview:

And you can snag it HERE

Happy Memorial Day and $2 off coupon!


Get $2 off a minimum spend of $5 at my personal store (coupon expires after tomorrow!)

Just use this code when you check out


at my store

Brand New Beach Fun Mega Kit

This kit is perfect for all your vacation and holiday scrapbooking needs! It's incredibly versatile and absolutely HUGE!

This kit includes:

* 10 cardboard papers
* 30 patterned papers
* 1 beach ball
* 5 beads
* 2 birds
* 3 bookplates
* 1 border
* 5 bows
* 2 brads
* 4 sandbuckets
* 1 butterfly
* 3 buttons
* 1 pair of flip flips
* 1 dragonfly
* 16 flowers
* 9 frames
* 4 gems
* 1 ice cream cone
* 1 kit
* 1 lady bug
* 2 leaves
* 1 net
* 1 notebook
* 1 photocorner
* 5 ribbons
* 2 scatters
* 3 shells
* 1 shoelace
* 4 starfish
* 1 stitching
* 6 strings
* 1 sun
* 5 tags
* 2 pieces of tape
* 1 wagon with sand toys
* 1 strip of waves
* 1 plastic style alpha
* 1 clay alpha
* 1 sandy style alpha
* 43 "sandstone" word arts

This kit is S4H, S4O okay!

Check out all you get in this kit:

And look at the amazing layouts my CT has created with it! (Talk about a multi-use kit! It's good for more than just going to the beach!)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Freebie, Massive Sale + More!

I've got a couple things:

1. I'm having a massive sale at all my stores this weekend - pick any blinkie (or click the links in my menu bar) and you'll find that all my products are 30-50% off!

2. Don't forget my blog contest - I've had two entries so far - and would love a few more - click here for more information.

3. Don't forget to use your free kit coupons - they expire on May 31st! (and everything there is 50% off too!)

4. Digi Scrapbook Mania is having a Summer Getaway - there are already over $400 in CU + PU prizes!! Click here for more information

5. I'm having a new kit release on Monday - don't miss out on a HUGE coupon!

And last but not last, here's your freebie for this week. It's my first ever Desktop Calendar - download includes instructions:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Grand Opening Sale!

... is at 3Scrapateers!

Drop on by my new store - there are two great bundles available there as well as massive discounts!

My grand opening officially starts tomorrow, but I've already dropped my prices! So stop on by! You won't be disappointed!

Use those coupons!

If you received a coupon in my huge giveaway last week - be sure to use them right away! They expire on May 31, 2010!!!

Click here to use them!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Update and a few reminders!

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all doing well! We're having some gorgeous weather right now - though I would love a little bit of a breeze!

I have a couple things to remind you about:

1. You still have a chance to enter my blog contest to win a $10 GC to whichever of my stores you like :) Click here for more information!

2. I'm having 50% off sales right now - and they end next Monday - so don't miss your chance to grab some great deals! Just click here or here to see my stuff!

3. I'm opening up at a new store this weekend! There will be exclusives offers there (think bundles!!) for my grand opening! But I'm not telling you where yet!

4. If you haven't signed up for my newsletter yet - be sure to do so - there's a freebie coming in this week's newsletter!)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer Getaway Info!

For non-designers:

For designers:

For more information click here. You do not want to miss this! :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

1st ever blog contest!

First of all THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up to follow my blog - or twitter, etc last week! I really appreciate the response!

So ... now it begins ... my first ever challenge!

It's simple!

All you have to do is create a layout using a kit of mine - leave a link to it in the comments section below (so I can go leave great comments!) and that's it! Then on Sunday, will choose a lucky winner to win a $10 gift card! You can post you layout at any open gallery (DST, DigiScrapbookMania, DSA, etc) - or at my Facebook Fan Page or your own blog - anywhere counts - just be sure to link it here!

This contest is open to everyone - I know some of you are new to digi scrapping - what better way to start it off by entering an entirely open contest!

DEADLINE for entering is next Sunday, May 30th!

Massive Sale at DigiScrapbookMania

It's Victoria Day in Canada today and Memorial Day in the US next Monday ... to celebrate both, I'm having a sale from May 24 to May 31 at my DigiScrapbookMania store

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Secret $1 sale

Some of you who signed up for a free kit know about it - but I'm having a super secret sale right now ... it ends tonight. So click here to see everything!

If you don't see this til Monday - don't worry - I'm having an amazing sale at DigiScrapbookMania this week! It starts tomorrow!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Do you want to win this kit for free?

Do you want to win my new Beach Fun kit for free? It's being released next Monday, May 31st - but you can win it now by entering to win in the following places:

1. Leave a comment here
2. Leave a comment at DST
3. Leave a comment on my Facebook Fan Page

Every comment gets you an entry to win this mega kit!

Here are the kit previews:

Good luck to everyone! And remember there are three places to post to win!

Friday, May 21, 2010

What an amazing response!

Hi everyone!

Thank you for the amazing response so far! I'm so excited by the "turn out"!!

Please feel free to let your friends know about this giveaway - after all - it's not a competition - EVERYONE gets a kit!

Just send people this link here:

And remember - there's a competition next week for everyone who participates in the special challenge - you'll need one of my kits to participate - so get your free one today!

Also - don't forget to go to my store to redeem your coupon! The coupons expire at the end of May - I wouldn't want you to miss out! (and you can check out the other special offers I have going on!)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Getting Started with Digi Scrapbooking

I've had a number of people who love to paper scrapbook ask me the best way to get started with digital scrapbooking.

I'm not going to reinvent the wheel when it comes to tutorials - rather, I'd like to point you in the direction of some great resources!

First of all, you need some software.

Options include Adobe Photoshop Elements (trial version available), Corel Programs (trials are linked), GIMP, and Paint. There are others out there. But you'll want to stay away from some specifically scrapbooking programs - often they won't let you use your own elements - no sense being limited when it comes to digi-scrapping!

Most of the programs listed above include versions for Macs - just take a look - your best bet for getting started is to download a trial - see if you like it. And try another one - until you find something that works best for you and your budget.

Then you need a kit. I've got a free mini in my personal store, and one in my Moo Two store (changes monthly). RAKScraps also offer a monthly mega kit for free. Why am I suggesting these free options? Because I know that once you're hooked - you'll come back to me! :)

Then you need to get started.

Here are some great "getting started" tutorials.

Create a Digital Scrapbooking Layout
Using GIMP for Digital Scrapbooking
Using PS Elements for Digital Scrapbooking
Using other programs for Digital Scrapbooking
Misty Cato Tutorials - PSE and PS

Trust me, the only way you can learn to digi scrap is to just get started and play with the elements! Your ability and style will change and develop quickly. I just completed a scrap lifting challenge (where you take an old layout and make it new). I was shocked how much I've changed in two months! Check it out:

In the meantime, play! And you can sign up to get a free kit from me (before May 23, 2010).

Amazing Freebie - Offer is now over!

The ad reads:

Do you want a free kit?

You have 2 ways to get one.

Follow me on my blog or on twitter

then email me ( with which kit you want!

It's that easy!

This giveaway ends Sunday, May 23rd

So to clarify:

You can choose between my:
1. Coffee Time Kit

2. Great Expectations: Boy Kit

3. Great Expectations: Girl Kit

4. Strawberry Delight Kit

Send me an email after you start to follow me and you'll get a free kit!

If you don't have twitter or a blog, sign up for my newsletter.

After you email me, I'll send you a coupon for the kit!

P.S. I'll be posting tutorials on how to get started later today - so if you're new to digi-scrapping - still sign up - and I'll let you know how to do it!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Two new template sets in store

These two new template sets are in my DigiScrapbook Mania store for just $2 each - they're on sale for just $2 each and the first 5 people to use this coupon code will get $1 off!


Here's a preview (the images are linked to my store):

Monday, May 17, 2010

Free mini kit! And a 50% off sale!

Please note - this mini kit is no longer free - follow me so you never miss any more freebies!

I'm hosting the "Paint the Barn Challenge" over at Moo Two again this month!

There are two options - either create a mini kit around this palette:

Or create a layout with this kit:

Either way, all you have to do is complete the challenge and you'll get a sweet participation bonus + a $2 coupon!

You can pick up the kit for free in my store - and check out my products there too - everything's 50% off!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I'm on HD Creations CT!

I'm on Heather's CT! She's a new - and very talented designer who can be found exclusively at Stuff to Scrap!

I've been working with her "Wishful Moments" kit - it's a vacation theme, but I've pushed it to other themes .. it's a very versatile kit with a unique color scheme!

Here's the kit:

And here are my layouts (please feel free ot leave some love in the LO gallery!)

Friday, May 14, 2010

50% off Sale

For the rest of the month, everything in my Moo Two store is 50% off!

Check out my store right here

New Layout from my Great Expectations Kit

I've been doing a lot of scrapping lately - which I've loved!

Tonight I joined in at the Speed Scrap at DSM and used my Great Expectations: Girl kit to create one for Luke (thought I'd stretch it a bit!)

Here's the layout:

And if you're interested - you can pick it up for 50% (just $2.50!) at my MooTwo Store

Want to get a free mega kit?

Then sign up at RAKScraps!

I'm a guest designer for the month of May and there is a HUGE Mega kit coming your way (it will be released in the next few days!)

Here's the preview of my part:

If you're not a member already just click here and put "jencdesigns" in the "Referrer" box (I get points if you do that!)

And it's definitely worth joining because I'll be the the Spotlight Designer at RAKScraps for the month of June! (think freebies, coupons, freebies and more!)

Oops! OKC for "Beach Fun"

Hi all! I'm the Designer Highlight Sponsor next month at RAKScraps and put together a kit I'll be offering as of June 1st.

I'm looking for 3-4 creative types to help me with creating some LOs and/or QPs.

Requirements are:
- 2 LOs or 1 LO + 1 QP
- post it to 3 galleries (DST and 2 of your choice)
- enable me when the kit launches

If you are interested please email me at with "OKC" in the Subject Line and include a link to your favorite gallery. DEADLINE IS THIS SUNDAY, MAY 16TH

(P.S. I'm also having a CT call so if you like my style, there are more long-term positions open!)