Keystone Scraps Monthly Challenge for February

Hello February!  WOW, can you believe today is February 1st already.  January seem to fly by. With a new month brings some new adventures with Keystone Scraps.  If you do not know,  Keystone Scraps is now exclusive to gottaPixel.com.   This means Paula has more time to design instead of rushing to meet to many deadlines.  As a CT member, I have seen the release schedule for February and let me tell you! Paula has been busy and you are going to love what is to come this month!  I do not want to spoil to much so enough said on that.

This month is also the start of our Monthly Blog Challenge.  Boy, I get to bring you all kinds of good news today!  With the blog’s challenge you will recieve some type of template, mini or freebie to create a layout using KeyStone Scraps products.  You have until the end of the month to complete the layout.   Please Make sure you read the offical rules below.

Here’s the rules:

1. The products used must be in Keystone Scraps gottaPixel store.

2. Post the layout in Keystone Scraps gottaPixel designer gallery. Then come back here           and leave a link to the layout in the comments.

3. All entries must be submitted by February 27 at Midnight EST to be edgable for the coupon.

4. At the end of the month Paula and the CT team will vote on their favorite layout and the creator of said layout will win a coupon to Keystone Scraps gottaPixel store!  The winner will be announced on the first of March.

So lets begin this Challenge!  This month Paula is giving you the perfect template for the February’s Blog Challenge.  Just click on the image to grab the template.

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I can not wait to see what you all come up with.  I will be back to add my layout I created  with the template. Remember, make sure you get your link to your layout posted in the comments by February 27 at Midnight EST.  Let your creativity flow and have fun.  Stop back on Tuesday, I will have some more good news for you!  Thanks for stopping by today, CT Dawn. (55)

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Getting to Know the CT Series, Meet Lyn

Welcome to our Meet the Creative Team Series.  CT Dawn here bringing you our second post of the series, today we are going to get to know:

Lyn  (aka, tiggernjen in the digi community)

Lyn is another CT member who has been working with Keystone Scrap for some time now.  She joined the CT in August of 2011.  Lyn is the CT Manager (she is the one who cracks the  whip on the rest of us girls…lol). She also writes all the new release blog posts. I asked Lyn to share with us one fact about herself and here is what she had to share:
 ”I’m sure by now, everyone knows that I am a huge Disney fan. We have taken annual trips to WDW since our son was a year old. We are DVC members and beside vacationing at WDW we love to cruise on the Disney Cruise Line.”
Thanks for sharing with us, Lyn.   Lyn also told me her favorite kit of Keystone Scraps is Pretty as a Peacock.  A beautiful peacock and Victorian was Paula’s  inspiration for this kit,  Vintage jewelry and the natural peacock feathers are a few of Lyn’s favorite elements in this kit, and the colors in the kit just all blend with each other so well. As you can see from Lyn’s gorgeous layout below.  Lyn has also created a beautiful cluster frame as a freebie for you. You will find the freebie below Lyn’s layout.
 Wanna see more of Lyn’s beautiful layouts and even get to know more about Lyn?  Stop by her blog,  Scrapping Memories Forever.  Now to get Lyn’s freebie cluster frame just click on the preview image.
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You can also find Pretty As A Peacock at Keystone Scraps gottaPixel store.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Our next post in the Meet the CT series is in Feb.  You will be getting to know Beth.  Also make sure you stop back here on February 1st, we will be starting up a monthly blog challenge.  Your not going to want to pass up on this challenge, not only will you be getting some form of a freebie to work with, but you will also have a chance to win a coupon to the Keystone Scraps gottaPixel store.  Have a Wonderful Weekend!! (191)

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Tuesday’s Savings and Inspiring at Keystone Scraps

Happy Tuesday! CT Dawn here to give you the scoop on the last $2 Tuesday and Keystone Scraps Gallery Stand Out for January.  Can you believe we are already in the last week of January, this month had flown by. Not that I am complaining,  that just means we are one month closer to Summer.  But since we are still in Winter and doing winter activities, Keystone Scraps has added her page kit, Winter Formal to the gottaPixel $2 Tuesday sale.

Winter Formal is the perfect kit for any of the formal event that you or even your children attend.  The lovely silver, orchid, and eggplant palette of this kit will meld seamlessly with those formal dance photos regardless of the colors in the dress! Containing an assortment of music, holiday, and winter papers and elements, you will have the perfect accompaniment for Christmas themed dances, Snow Balls, Holiday concerts, and family portraits.

The $2 Tuesday sale ends tonight January 27th at midnight

Now that I have got the Savings chat over lets move on to the Inspiring part of the post today.  CT Praiser, Tina was leaving some inspiring words on the layouts in the Keystone Scraps Gallery over at gottaPixel and stumble upon this gorgeous layout from Kathleennscraps, titled Everyday.  The masked picture and the helicopter with the paper on the tail looking like movement in the clouds,  and the awesome photo cluster on top of the masked photo is what Tina fell in love with. Kathleennscraps use World Traveler,  Hawaii  to create this stunning layout.  You all can leave some love for Kathleennscraps by clicking on the linked image.


A big Congrats to Kathleennscraps on becoming our Gallery Stand Out!  Please email Paula here with GSO 1/27/15 in the subject line to receive your coupon.  Just a small thank you from Keystone Scraps for using her designs.

Well I think I kept you busy enough for today,  keep posting those layouts in the Keystone Scraps gallery over at gottaPixel for your chance to be picked as the next GSO!  Have a wonderful week, and make sure you stop by on Thursday for the next post in the Meet The CT series.  This week we are meeting Lyn and a little birdie told me she was busy creating a freebie from her favorite kit of Keystone Scraps. (44)

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Day 2 Day: January. The 1st in a Brand New Series!

I have exciting new series for all you pocket scrappers… and anyone that loves a coordinated yearbook!!. Day 2 Day is a brand new series with a new page kit for each month, along with some themed Mini Packs.  Everything will be in a cohesive color palette… so the carrot on your snowman’s nose will be the same color orange as the pumpkins in October!!  I know I love having everything perfectly coordinated and photo albums are no exception!  

The first in the series is Day 2 Day: January. This new pocket style collection is for scrapping New Year and winter photos. These are just perfect for dropping into a pocket page or to embellish your traditional scrap layouts. Take a look!

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You’ll see there are some colors that are not in Day 2 Day January in the coordinating cardstock pack.  That’s because its a single large color palette that will stretch through the entire series!  So think of this as a preview of all the other pretty colors to come!

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You can get the Cardstock FREE when you pick up the January Bundle!

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Are you running short on time?? Need to get caught up with your P52/P365 project??  Then what about these fun Quickpages!!

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Take a look at the great LOs the creative team made this week!

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To thank you for stopping by, I have a lovely little cluster that Karrie made to share!!

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click on the image or HERE to download!

 

Have a great day!!

Paula

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Throwback Thursday: My Baby’s got the Blues

Hello and welcome to Throwback Thursday!  This weeks featured kit is My Baby’s Got The Blues.  This Kit is full of denim and lace. A little girly, a little country, a whole lotta gorgeous! Wood tones, denims, blues, and a touch of lace will delight you as you create gorgeous pages with this kit!  You can find the kit in the Ginerscraps and gottaPixel shops.

   

My Baby’s Got The Blues is a favorite amoung the CT Team.  CT Melissa has made this beautiful set of project life journal cards using the paper and elements in My Baby’s Got The Blues . She is sharing them with you all to say Thank you for stopping by and using Keystone Scraps Products.  Have a Wonderful Weekend!!!!!

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$2 Tuesday at gottaPixel

Hello fellow scrappers, it’s Tuesday and in this weeks $2 Tuesday over at gottaPixel Keystone Scraps has Rosemary Parsley and Thyme in the sale.  Rosemary Parsley and Thyme is a fun collection of herbs and elements that are perfect for garden, cooking  and everyday pages!   It is on sale for $2 today only so go grab this deal before midnight!

Check out some the beautiful layout the CT team created using Rosemary Parsley and Thyme.

     

I also wanted to let you know that Keystone Scraps is closing down her Gingerscraps shop at the end of January.  So Paula has more time to make more beautiful kits this year by concentrating on one fabulous shop… Gotta Pixel!  Not everything that is in the Ginger shop will be coming along so she has a BUNCH of items that will be retiring forever at the end of the month.  To check out the sale just click on the sale flyer.  Have a wonderful week and stop back on Thursday for our Throwback Thursday kit pick and a little something for you to grab for stopping by.

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Getting to Know Keystone Scraps CT team, their Favorite Kits, and a Freebie for you!

Welcome to our Meet the Creative Team Series.  With the new year, the CT saw a few new faces come aboard the already talented group of ladies that is on the Keystone Scraps creative team.   We wanted you to get to know a little  of the creative mind behind the scenes.  So lets start with one of the team members who has been around since Keystone Scraps Began.  It is time to get to know:

Melissa  aka Honeybee

How long you have been working with Keystone Scraps and what is your position on the creative team?

I have been with Keystone Scraps since it’s conception.  Originally Paula and I started Keystone Scraps together.  I left to pursue other interests after one year and Paula took it from there.  And wow how she has taken Keystone to a whole other level.  Currently I am the (I guess official) VicePres (Paula’s sidekick and my sister from another mister) and also Ad/Marketing Manager.  I am happy to still be apart of Keystone Scraps in some way and and so happy for Paula’s success.  What she has done for this little idea we had …. is just amazing.

Tell us one thing about you! it can be scrapped related or not, it could be something funny, or anything you just want people to know.

I am also a Web Designer/Graphic Designer for a Neon Clock Company and have freelanced as a Graphic Designer for the last ten years doing everything from web design, logo design and book and publication design and printing. Previously I worked in the Health Care field for 12 years as a Phlebotomist.

What is your favorite kit that you have worked with from Keystone Scraps? 

Key to Happiness.

Melissa has used Key to Happiness for many of her layouts.  This is her must have and go to kit.  Out of the all the layouts she has created with Key To Happiness, this is the one layout she loves the most

Want some more inspiration from Key To Happiness?  Check out the Key to Happiness Pinterest Board.  But before you run off to look, Melissa was happy for the chance to play with Key To Happiness again and she put together this amazing freebie for you!  Just click on the image to download it. You can find Key To Happiness in Keystone Scraps Gingerscraps store.

We hope you enjoy the Facebook Timeline Cover Melissa created for you, and make sure you stop back by on Jan 30th to meet CT member Lyn and see what she has for you!  Have a Wonderful Weekend! (337)

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$2 Tuesday at gottaPixel and Keystone Scraps Gallery Stand Out!

Hello  it’s $2.00 Tuesday over at gottaPixel.  Keystone Scraps, Slice of Life in the sale.  Slice of Life is a colorful collection of fun and juicy elements sure to add the perfect amount of sweetness to your pages! The sale is for Tuesday January 13, 2015 only.

Just look at what CT Lyn created using Slice of Life.

Now on to our Gallery Stand out……

There sure are a bunch of talented ladies at gottaPixel.   I love looking in the gallery for some inspiration when I am stuck in a scrapping rut.  Our CT Praiser, Amy was leaving some love in Keystone Scraps gallery, and found this beauty of a layout!   Peterhof, Russia from LindaHolden.  The big blended photo and the clustering of elements around the other 2 smaller photos is what caught Amy’s eye.

Linda used Keystone Scraps, World Traveler Quickpages.  Congratulation Linda on creating such a stunning layout and thank you for sharing it with us!    Keep posting your layouts  in the Keystone Scraps Gallery at gottaPixel for your chance to become a Gallery Stand Out and win a coupon to the Keystone Scraps Store. (97)

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Forever: NEW January Gotta Grab It Collection!

A gorgeous collection of unique elements and vintage papers that are sure to add some pizzazz to your scrap pages!
Perfect for those romantic, vintage, or heritage pages…. these soft colors with a splash of contrasting black will really add some dimension to the project!

You can grab all 5 packs for only $1 each ONLY at Gotta Pixel thru January 16th.  Mix and Match… or pick up the complete collection!

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Take a look at the gorgeous pages created by the CT with this collection!!  Be sure to scroll to the bottom to grab your freebie too!!!

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And here’s a fabulous freebie cluster frame created for you by Karrie!

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Click on the image or HERE for the direct download

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

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Life is Good, A Collab from Keytone Scraps & Seatrout Scraps Releases at gottaPixel & a Freebie

January is collaboration month at Gotta Pixel! Rachael of Seatrout Scraps  and Paula of Keystone Scraps have teamed up to make a fun everyday sort of kit! Life is Good! This collaboration also has templates to help you get your pages started. You can pick up this new collab as a bundle with page kit and templates and it is also sold separately.
The kit includes:-15 patterned papers, 5 solid papers, Alpha in 3 colors – uppercase, numbers and some punctuation, 64 elements.  The template Pack of 4 includes:templates in psd, tiff, png and page file formats. 
 
Life is Good from Keystone Scraps & Seatrout Scraps
 The collab will be on sale at Gotta Pixel for 30% through January 15th!
A special thank you to Melissa for letting me use her timeline that she made using Life Is Good for our CT Inspiration header…
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Karrie

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 Linda

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Sheri

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Have you signed up for Keystone Scraps Newsletter?  IF not, your going to miss this exclusive freebie created by CT Karrie.  You still have time to sign up, here!  We would also like to Congratulate Brenda Powers, you are our Life is Good, Sneak Peek Winner, Please email Paula at Keystonescraps@yahoo.com with LIfe is Good, Sneak Peek Winner in the subject line.  We look forward to seeing a layout posted in the Keystone Scraps gallery, with some of the activities that your grandchildren keep you busy with.  
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Thanks for stopping by!!

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