Friday, June 19, 2009


I am finally getting myself adjusted to the new "non-stop" schedule that this summer has brought with it. It has been really great to take a bit of time off, but it didn't take long before this computer started calling my name. hahaha. I'm feeling more and more inspired and I'm attempting to pace myself throughout the day so that I have some energy left after the kids are in bed for playing with photos, designing, and of course, scrapping!
So, I've taken advantage of the little pockets of time I've had and crammed this all into one big release. hahaha. So grab a cup of coffee and get comfy... we have a lot to cover! :)

Digi Dares Sponsorship Spotlight
I have had the honor of being invited to be a Sponsor at Digi Dares for the month of June!

This is such a priviledge for me! They have some of the most fun and inspiring challenges every week, as well as one of the most talented Creative Teams (the Darers) out there! For this week's dare, TaylorMade Designs is in the spotlight! Everyone who participates in this week's dare will receive a 30% off coupon to my shop!! Each participant will also be entered into a drawing to receive the grand prize of a $10 coupon to each of this month's sponsors!
The dare that Sandra has come up for this week is fabulous and it is my kind of challenge! You definitely don't want to miss it!! I can't WAIT to sit and scrap this one *and* to see what you all create!! I hope to see you there!!

Featured Designer in the Flourish Newsletter
I have also had the priveledge of being the featured designer in this month's issue of Flourish at!!

This website *and* their monthly publication of Flourish is absolutely amazing! This month's issue is [as always] packed FULL of creativity and inspiration. And... in honor of being the featured designer this month, I have created this kit that is yours FREE just for subscribing to Flourish! But you have to hurry! This kit is only free through the end of June! Then it goes on sale in my shop at regular price!!

Here is some inspiration using the kit from my creative team...

>>> Take Me to Subscribe to Flourish for FREE! <<<

>>> THEN... Take Me to Download Revive for FREE! <<<

And don't forget to stop by the galleries at and Oscraps to post your layout using the kit!! I'd LOVE to see what you create with it!


I've started a new series of templates. I'm calling them the Taylored Pages... they will simply be layered templates of the personal scrapbook layouts I create. I have actually had these two packaged up and ready to go for about 3 weeks now, but literally could not seem to find the time to sit down and put them in the shop! hahahha. But they're there now, so head on over to Oscraps and grab yours! :)

Taylored Pages No. 1

Taylored Pages No. 2

I also have a new kit for you!!! Well, it's not "new", but it's new to my shop at Oscraps. It was originally designed for a feature I did for Bella Scraps Magazine back in April. When that expired, I moved it to Catscrap for my Guest Spot there in May. And now, finally... I've brought it home to the O and it will remain exclusive there from now on. :)


And here's some inspiration from me and my creative team...


I also have several freebies for you!! These were previously only available at for my Guest Spot over there in May. But they are now in my shop at Oscraps... and guess what... they're STILL FREE!! :) Just thought I'd give you a few "happies" since I've been MIA lately! :) I hope you enjoy them!


Creative Outlet No. 1

Creative Outlet No. 2


The Daily Digi

I have been invited to be a Sponsor at The Daily Digi for the month of July. So be sure to keep your eyes on my blog (and their site) for all the details... *including* a new TaylorMade freebie! :)

A TaylorMade Tutorial

I am putting the finishing touches on a new tutorial! I know!!! hahahaha. I haven't done one in forever and I'm SO excited to share some new techniques with you! I will post it here on my blog as *soon* as I get it all finished up! :)

Extreme Heat Wave...

Also coming up is a HUGE heat wave here in Memphis. hahaha. Well... actually, it's already here. It was 93 degrees farenheit here today with a heat index of 102... and not a cloud in the sky to offer even a moments break from the sun. hahahaha. And it doesn't look like the heat is going anywhere anytime soon. So, of course this means more swimming and non-stop summer activities with the kids. And *that* in turn means random, sporatic, and of course limited computer time. But I promise I'm here!! So if you need me and I don't respond right away, just know that I'm not slacking. hahahaha. Serioulsy, thank you all SO much for your encouraging words and understanding. OH! and great news!!! Alyssa is now officially potty-trained!!!! YAAAYYY. It took about 6 or 8 LONG days, but we finally got through it. I am a MUCH happier mom these days! :) Thanks to everyone for your wonderful ideas and positive words... they helped me get through that week WAY more than you know. :)

I hope everyone is having a great summer (or a great winter for my friends down under... hehe). I'll see y'all soon! :)



Sylvia said...

Thanks so much for these awesome gifts!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the beautiful freebies. They are awesome, as always. And it's great to see (new) work again in the store; that always makes my day. :D
Enjoy the summer; hope you can find some cool spots...


Babushka Mama said...

Welcome Back.Missed you!!!
Thanks for freebies. Need to scrap scrap scrap....


Anonymous said...

WOW! This was a TON of stuff - wonderful stuff that is! :) Thank you so much for the freebies and the introduction to The Flourish Newsletter. Love it all!

Michelle said...

Welcome back. And thank you SOOOO much. Love the freebies.

Denise Olson said...

Congrats on all your features!!! WOW!!! Terrific designs as always!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!! and thanks for sharing all these new resources!!!

Gina said...

Wow, great stuff going on!! The freebies are amazing, thank you. I think they are just what I need to jump-start my creativity again. :)

Marleen said...

Hi Amanda,

I'am a big fan of your beautiful designs, they are so great! I've been looking throughout where I can buy your great kit Revive. Please can you tell me where?

I love all the great pages here on your blog, really amazing!

With warm greetings from the Netherlands,

Erin said...

Marleen, It is kind of confusing. Just follow Amanda's link to the Flourish page ( and open the PDF to flourish. Go to page 27 where you can find the download links to her kit.

Jane said...

Your kits are so amazing!! Thanks for the freebie in the "flourish" newsletter and for the "Composure" kit here on your blog!! Both of them are simply amazing!!

Gabi said...

Love it, love it, love it.
Thanks so much.

Jill said...

Thanks so much for all the awesomeness!!

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Angela Maggard said...

You are on fire, Amanda!!! I'm so happy for you!! :) I hope you're having a great summer!!!

sandymom said...

Thank you again so much Amanda. It seems like your inspiration and motivation is endless and I really love thqt you share it with us. It has been a while since I have visited your site and I have a lot to catch up on. I can't wait to create beautiful memories of my new (#3) boy with your ideas and designs and tutorials. Have a great summer and I look forward to your next installment.

Anonymous said...

Finally had some time to scrap, and used your beautiful template 'Taylored Pages No. 1'. I'm soooooo bad with circles on LOs; I don't know why exactly, but I just can't seem to get it done right. So this template was just what I needed. Thank you so much!

~ Esk

stamprgrl said...


I just wanted to share my LO with you, it is using some of the elements on your template.

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-- dalis

Règ... said...

Thanks a lot ♥♥♥

Béa said...

Thanks !!!!!! Lovely freebie !!!!