Monday, November 29, 2010

Woot! Woot!

I logged on tonight to show you this layout that I just designed for Week 1 of the Scrapbook Challenges Next Top Scrapper contest...and found out that founder Pamela Young had already chosen it as Pick of the Week!  Can I get a Woot Woot?!?

This Girl digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Kit: Nature Inspired by Connie Prince; Alpha: Pixel Pack 2 by Two Little Pixels; Brush: Stitch by Boyingopaw; Font: Century Gothic

I'm pretty jazzed about it, especially because the challenge was to create an "All About Me" page, without the benefit of template or sketch...and there couldn't possibly be a WORSE way for me to start the competition!  I really despise scrapping myself.  This was a much needed creative push, and the kudos are a tremendous confidence-boost!  Thanks, Pamela!

You can click on the picture for a bigger version if you really want to read all about this girl...

Friday, November 19, 2010

SAS Designs Kit Release(s): "Snowy Fun" and "Penguin Walk"

I don't know where Sarah finds the time, but she's managed to design two new kits that release today! First is a wonderful collab with Heavenly Designs called "Snowy Fun."  Combining blues and brown with the traditional red, green and white makes this a surprisingly versatile winter collection to own.  Embellishments range from hand-painted to glittery to photo-realistic, giving you a breadth of design possiblitities!  Look how different from each other are the pages I made with the kit:

Little Star digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Kit: Snowy Fun Collab by Heavenly Scraps and SAS Designs; Template: Double Up by SAS Designs; Fonts: Baby Boston, Carbon Type

On Santa's Lap digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Kit: Snowy Fun Collab by Heavenly Scraps and SAS Designs; Template: Construction Zone by Simply Scrappy; Fonts: Eight Fifteen, Century Gothic

While you're picking up "Snowy Fun", go ahead and pop this little cutie in your shopping cart!  "Penguin Walk" coordinates wonderfully with the collab, adding another snowman and Percy the Penguin (with his igloo) to the cast of characters.  The papers in this kit are beautiful and there are two edge borders, including a gorgeous silvery snowflake border I used in the page below.  You'll like the colors here, too, that shade more toward teal than the standard powder blues of winter kits.

Who Needs Snow digial scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Kit: Penguin Walk by SAS Designs; Template: QuickStarts 2 by Christy VanderWall; Fonts: MS Want to Try a Bon, Century Gothic

Friday, November 12, 2010

Back Again...With Updates and Freebies!

Hello.  It's been a criminally long time since I've posted, but I'm happy to be back now with a greater measure of sleep, sanity and creative mojo!  Thanks for puttin' up with my absence!  Let me hit the highlights of the last few weeks...and then, on to the freebie! 

First, the October/Novemeber double issue of Scrapbook News and Review is available now, and you really shouldn't miss this one.  It's huge!  I have a fab article (if I do say so myself) in it about Seasonal Photo Opportunities, as well as about 18 other layouts and projects!  Get this...I'm starting to dabble a bit in digital inchies and ATC!  Crazy talk, I know, but it's a fun change of pace.  Here are a couple sneak peeks of what you'll see in the issue:

EPIC digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Blue and Orange Papers, Mask: Crazy Kit by SAS Designs; Grid Paper: Sea Wonders Kit by Isabel Mendez; Brush: Arrows by Lucaliverti; Brush: Dynamic Stitching Brushes by Amanda Sok; Sketch: Katherine Hansen; Font: Joyful Juliana

First Day of K digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Layered Paper: Freebie to You Are Collection by Angie Briggs; Notebook Paper: Naturalists Journal Collection by Angela Blanchard; Flowers: Freebie to Skippity Doo Dah Collection by Cherie Edwards; Butterfly: Freebie to Batik Collection by Valerie Randall; Tape: Jen's Designs; Template: October Template by Julie Enriquez for SNR; Fonts: Socially Awkward, You Are Loved

Thinking of You digital inchies by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Embellishments: Organic by Audacious Designs; Masking Tape: Jen's Designs; Stamp, Scribble: Blotches, Beads & Things by Chrissy W; Brush: Lined Paper by HecticHD; Font: Larger Mime

Knock digital ATC by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Paper: Following Love by SAS Designs; Overlay: Grunge Edge Overlays by The Scrappin Cop; Brushes:  Religious Brushes by Concentric Studios, Paris by Dakinigrl; Type Path: Valerie Randall; Font: Blackadder

Sweet, huh?  It gets even better, because I have a layout on the SNR Homepage right now, too!  And, to top it all off, the publication of the Holiday Sampler is quickly approaching on November 28.

Sarah at SAS Designs has been a busy lady, too, releasing a bunch of new kits, grab bags for October and November, and an exclusive kit for her spotlight month at Two Little Pixels.  Again, here are just a few examples of the great stuff she's been doing!  The credits are linked, so feel free to click through to her stores and pick up your own copies!

Shutterfly digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Kit: Morning Dew (November PU Grab Bag) by SAS Designs; Camera, Kraft Paper: Snap Happy by SAS Designs; Photo Corners, Butterfly Trail:Doodle Doo by SAS Designs; Font: Auburn

Happily Blissfully digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Kit: Burning Flame (November PU Grab Bag) by SAS Designs; String, Leaves and Butterfly: Beautiful Day by SAS Designs; Word Art: The Bliss Collection by Meredith Fenwick; Brush: Fancy Edges by Mels Brushes; Script: Scatter Things by Christy VanderWall; Sketch: PageMaps by Becky Fleck; Font: Trajan Pro

Birthday Train digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Kit: Hip Hip Hooray (November PU Grab Bag) by SAS Designs; Stitching: Making the Days Count Freebie by SAS Designs; Sketch: Pamela Young; Font: Fontmoochers

Cartoons with Chino digital scrapbooking layout by Chanell Rigterink Credits Digital Kit: Making the Days Count by SAS Designs; Font: Smiley Monster

And, finally...this week's SAS Designs release is "Cupcake Sweetie," a bright brithday-themed kit.  To celebrate it (and my triumphant return to blogging,) I've made a frame cluster freebie for you!  You get both the red-candle and blue-candle versions in the download.  Enjoy!