Wednesday, February 29, 2012

STS March Road Trip

The first of the month always means it's time to take a new road trip. The STS Road Trip this month is called Hint of Spring.  I love the colors that were chosen.  I created a mini kit that you can download below.  Be sure to stop by all the other sites and pick up their pieces as well.  Be sure to leave some love while you are at it.  Enjoy the trip!!

Here is a preview of all the parts that you can get along the way.

Here is my mini.  You can download it by clicking the preview or the link below it.

Here are the rest of your stops :)
                                                    Karen Diamond Designs, formerly known as "scrapN2Nspire"
                          Just For Fun Designs <-- You are here

Designer Darling Contest Finalist

I'm excited to say that I have made it to the final round in the Designing Darling Contest at STS.  This round we have to make a full size kit.  Right now I am tossing around a few ideas.  If you have any suggestions for a kit, please post them here.  I would love to hear what you would like to see!  Thanks for all you help and support. :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Another NICU Blues freebie and THANKS!!!

Wow, I just want to say many thanks to everyone who downloaded, commented, or voted for my NICU Blues kit that I submitted for Round 4 of the Designer Darling Contest at Stuff to Scrap.  Also thank you to all my new fans on my facebook fan page.  It really makes my heart smile.  As a thank you, I would like to give you another freebie add-on for the kit.  It is a pink alpha.

If you haven't voted and would like to, you can do so by going to the Stuff to Scrap Designer Darlings Forum.

You can download this matching alpha by clicking here.  Hope you enjoy!!

$2 Tuesday at STS

It's Tuesday again, and that means $2 Tuesday at Stuff to Scrap.  This week The Scrappy Kat has put in Reel 'Em In Kit and the coordinating quickpage.  Check out the flier below for my info.  Fliers are linked to the store at Stuff to Scrap.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Speed Scrap at STS

Cutie Fruity is hosting a speed scrap today at Stuff to Scrap.  Check out the flier for more info.  The prize will be a set of quickpages from her kit Let Your Light Shine.

Shel Belle Scraps News

Shel Belle Scraps is having a Leap Year Sale on Wednesday, February 29th only.  Everything in her store will be 29% off.  Be sure to check out her store and pick up some great deals!  Flier is also linked to her store.

Shel Belle is also starting a newsletter beginning March 1st.  Be sure to stop by her blog and sign up.    There is a sign-up form on the right hand side of her page.  SIGN UP HERE

Sunday, February 26, 2012

NICU Blues freebies

If you didn't have the chance to head over and pick up my NICU Blues kit at the STS Designer Darlings forum, you should.  This is an adorable kit to scrap all those memories of the NICU.  There is also other elements that make it usable even if you were lucky enough not to have to ever spend time in the NICU. This kit is boyish with its blues and browns.  But, don't worry if you are looking for a more girly version, because my add-on is what you need.  This kit contains similar elements and papers in pink, as well as some new papers and elements.  Check out the previews below to find the download links.  Also, if you like what I have created, please take a moment and head over to the STS Designer Darlings forum and vote for me, Just For Fun Designs.  I also have one more freebie for you.  I created a blue alpha that matches the NICU Blues kit.  If you would like the alpha, just head over to my facebook fan page and click LIKE.  The freebie can be found in the FAN FREEBIE tab to the left.  So if you made it through all that, here are the previews.


Download links are no longer available

You can download this mini kit add-on here from media fire.
There are two parts so be sure to get both.

This alpha can be downloaded from my facebook fan page.  Just click LIKE and then the tab on the left that says FAN FREEBIE.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sneak Peek of NICU Blues add-on

Here is a sneak peek of my add-on for the NICU Blues kit.  As you can see, there is some pink in this kit for those that have little girls :)

Designer Darling Contest Round 4

Here is my submission for Round 4 of the Designer Darling Contest. I decided to do a NICU theme.  I went with a blue and brown color scheme.  I am really happy with how it all turned out.  Here is a look at what I created. 

Keep an eye out for an add-on coming late Sunday/early Monday :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Speed Scrap at STS

Do you have plans this Friday night? If you're looking for something to do, come hang out with Shel of Shel Belle Scraps in the chat room and forum at Stuff to Scrap. She'll be hosting a speed scrap and you'll be creating one fantastic layout. Check out the flyer below for more details (image linked).

For participating, you'll get this versatile silver alpha.

Monday, February 20, 2012

$2 Tuesday at STS

It's $2 Tuesday over at Stuff To Scrap, better hurry on over and grab some awesome kits for only $2.  Below are items from The Scrappy Kat store that are in the bin today.

This exotic kit is inspired by the colors and styles of an Asian temple. Asian Temple contains 12 papers and 31 elements, all created at 300ppi.

Zoom, zoom, vroom, comes that adorable little fuzzy critter! Zoom Zoom Pets is inspired by all those little furry pets, real or battery powered. Included in this huge kit are 60 elements (including hamsters, gerbils, mice/rats, & guinea pigs); 20 papers, & 2 full alpha sets.

These quick pages are perfect for scrapping photos of your hamster, gerbil, mouse, rat, guinea pig, and many other furry little pets...both real and battery operated. Simply pop in some photos behind and add a title to the front and you are done!

Also Shel Belle Scraps is putting her Be Mine kit and coordinating templates in the $2 bin.

Designer Darling Contest Round 3

I am excited to say that I made it on to Round 3 of the Designer Darling Contest at STS.  This round we were asked to extract 3 items from photos we took or scanned in ourselves.  I have to admit that this was the most difficult round for me so far.  I created some commercial use basics for my submission.  You can find the download link here in the STS Designer Darling Forum.  While you are there, please take a second and and go here to vote for my submission.  Thanks so much!!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chevron Love Templates

Mommy Made This has put a great set of templates out called Chevron Love Templates.  They are totally different than most templates I have seen recently.  Be sure to check them out in her store.  Preview is linked.

Here are some layouts I created with these templates.  The first is using Simple Holiday by Mommy Made This and the second is using Sugar Cookie by Mommy Made This.

SNP February Blog Train

Here is my portion of the SNP February Blog Train.  I created this kit a little while ago, before I started doing the designing contest and before all I have learned from it.  I have changed up my previews some and my newer kits will have that new preview from now on.  Click on the preview of the mini kit to download from mediafire.

Here are the rest of the stops and ENJOY!!
                             Just For Fun Designs <--- You are here

Monday, February 13, 2012

Designer Darling Contest Round 2 VOTING

Hello!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  It is that time again to vote for you favorites in the Designer Darling Contest at STS.  I would truly appreciate if you downloaded and liked my kit that you would vote for my kit.  It is Just For Fun Designs - Gamble On Love.  Just click here to be taken to the forum to vote.


  Here is a preview of my kit which you can pick up here,

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Designer Darling Contest Round 2

It is now Round 2 of the Designer Darling Contest.  This round's challenge was to create a kit with a monochromatic palette.  It took me quite a while to decide on a color, and then even longer to figure out a theme.  But in the end, I am very pleased with what I came up with.  It is a Valentines/Love kit with a twist.  It is called Gamble on Love and it contains 7 papers and 13 elements. You can download it from the Designer Darling Round 2 thread in the STS forum by clicking here.  My post is closer to the bottom, so you will have to scroll down to find it.

If you like my kit, PLEASE be sure to go back and vote for it at STS once voting starts.  I will post a link on my blog to help remind you :)  THANK YOU!!

I've also created an add-on to go with this kit.  I just had so much fun creating that I couldn't stop.  Here is the preview of the add-on.  It contains 3 papers and 10 elements.  

Here is a layout I created.

Be Mine

Shel Belle Scraps has a great new kit and set of templates out.  It is called Be Mine.  It is perfect for Valentine's photos, but can also be used for so much more.  I love the pretty and soft colors.  Previews are linked to her store so be sure to stop by and check them out!!

Here are my pages.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Sweetheart

By Christin has a great new Valentine's kit out called My Sweetheart.  It has so many cute elements, including glittery hearts and an adorable little boy and girl.  I love the soft colors of this kit.  Be sure to head over to her store and grab it!  Preview is linked.

Here are some pages I created with this kit.

I also created a frame cluster freebie for you.  Download links are below preview.  Enjoy!
Download at 4shared or Mediafire

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Speed Scrap at STS

Make sure and mark Tuesday, February 7th on your calendars, as there is a speed scrap being hosted by The Scrappy Kat over at Stuff To Scrap.  Hope to see you there!

 Here is the participation prize you will receive for creating a layout.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Designer Darling Contest

I am doing the Designer Darling Contest at STS this year.  We have started Round 1.  We were given a palette and had to make a mini kit from it.  Here is a preview of what I came up with.  You can head over to the Stuff to Scrap Designer Darling Round 1 Forums and pick up this kit, along with many other great kits. 

download links can be found here

Thursday, February 2, 2012

What's Going On At STS

There are lots of things going on at STS.  Here is some info about them.

First up is the STS retreat.  Click the flier to be taken to the forum where you can get info and let others know if you are attending.

Next is the February Mega Collab called P.S. I Love You.  This is a beautiful kit and there is also a set of quickpages you can pick up.  Click the preview to be taken to the store to grab these great kits.

Third is the February BAK.  There are many great pieces you can pick up that will work well altogether.  Click on the preview to head to the store to check out what all is there.

I had a chance to work with a few of these pieces.  I will make a post later to show what I created.

Finally is the Commercial Use Grab Bag that you can pick up at STS.  Click preview to go to the store.

Retirement Sale with The Scrappy Kat

The Scrappy Kat is having a retirement sale.  Be sure to check out her store and pick up these great kits at 75% off for the month of February.  Click on fliers to head to her store.

Here is a list of the kits that will be gone at the end of the month.
Lil' Ghosts & Goblins
Lil' Ghosts & Goblins Sparkle Paper
Pilgrimage Home
Me & My Kitty
Me & My Kitty QPs
I'm Fallin' For Fall
I'm Fallin' For Fall Add-on
Santa's On His Way
Who Built The Ark?
Boy's Club
Holly Jolly Christmas
Retro Christmas
Dude! Quick Pages
Hoppy Easter
Road Work
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Happy Birthday To Me!
Undersea Birthday
Boho Chic
Trim The Tree
One Snowy Night
November BAK: Family Memories Element Pack
November BAK: Family Memories Paper Pack
I'm Thankful For...
Totally Flakey
Real Genius
Quick Page Sampler Pack
Feb BAK: Adore Element Pack
Feb BAK: Adore Paper Pack
Feb BAK: Adore Torn Paper Pack
March BAK: Hello Spring Torn Papers
March BAK: Hello Spring Paper Pack
March BAK: Hello Spring Elements

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Featured Kit of By Christin

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This month's featured kit is Little Monsters. Come and join us for some great actives featuring the kit "Little Monsters". We will showcase themed and non-themed layouts using this kit. By Christin's creative team will create some freebies using the kit "Little Monsters" for you all to grab! We will also showcase some layouts from the By Christin's gallery at SNP. So if you have a kit from By Christin and you created a layout you may summit your layout!
The whole month of February Little Monsters kit will be 40% OFF. Also the whole month of February Little Monsters Add-On and Word Art pack will be 30% OFF.

Feb. 6
Themed Layouts

Feb. 13
Non-themed Layouts

Feb. 20

Feb. 24
Gallery Standouts