Saturday, July 17, 2010

This blog has MOVED!

I finally got this blog moved over to my personal website. It's going to take me several months to get all the old posts linked up, but I have made a good start. I am going to try to do different categories for different kinds of posts. You can select what you are interested in! Check it out!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Check the NEW Website!

I have a new post up about interNational Scrapbook Day on my new site!
Please check it out over there.

iNSD post

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Announcement! New Website!

Okay! I finally figured it out! Well, kind of! The design portion of my website is open and functioning for the most part. The next post/previous posts buttons don't work for some reason, but I am working on that. You can access all of the information contained here on this blog ON my website as well. So, without further ado...

Check it out! Bookmark it! Read it often!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Metallic Prints Contest @ Scrapping Simply

Hi. My name is Meredith and I am addicted to metallic photo paper. Whew! I feel much better now that I have that out of the way.

About a month ago, Rex from Scrapping Simply emailed me and sent me a template he created. He asked me if I would use the template and let him use it as a sample. Absolutely! It took all of five minutes for me to finish and upload the project. I completely forgot about the image I sent him. Yesterday, I received a package in the mail from Scrapping Simply. I knew that I hadn't ordered any prints and the size was all wrong for prints anyway. I was pretty excited! I opened up the box and I found this...

It's a photo box with the print created on metallic photo paper! It is absolutely gorgeous! I took this photo with the flash turned on so you can see the brilliance of this photo paper. None of the photos I took do it justice. You have to experience metallic photo paper in order to really understand its beauty.

Scrapping Simply is currently having a Metallic Paper Contest! It's a great reason to try it!
Check out their Facebook Event Page for more details. Black & White photos and large blocks of colors do amazingly well with metallic paper! I think I need to get in on this contest!

All photographs in this post were taken by Jenna Nelson of Jenna Nelson Photography, an amazingly talented photographer in Utah County. LOVE her work!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Designer of the Month at Persnickety Prints!

I am the designer of the month at Persnickety Prints! This month we are working together to host a challenge to get your computer and your scrapbook pages organized!

Check out the April Challenge page over at Persnickety Prints for more information on the challenge AND to get fun free QuickPages. There are LOTS of prizes to be given away and LOTS of ways to win!

Attend the Spring Cleaning Event on FB, too!

Your pictures and fotos in a slideshow on MySpace, eBay, Facebook or your website!view all pictures of this slideshow

Persnickety Prints!

Some of the prizes... $50 in gift certificates to my store, $25 gift certificates to Persnickety Prints, random kits and prizes from me! Let's get this party started!

(Thanks, Chari, for designing the spring cleaning graphics using my Sweet Spring Kit)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

NEW Kit - Little Bunny Foo Foo

We are doing Monday Mini Kits at Elemental Scraps this week! Our special new releases should all be in miniature format. You'll find mini kits (designed at 12x12, 300ppi unless otherwise marked), miniature alphas, and tiny embellishments. Why miniature? Because sometimes tiny things are just cuter! :)
I figured I would share the miniature cuteness at my other stores, too, so be sure to stop by one of my stores to grab this cute little kit!

Elemental Scraps

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Happy Scrappy Rainbow Desktop Freebie

Happy Sunday! It's Melissa and I'm ready for spring! Meredith's kit Happy Scrappy Rainbow is perfect for getting you in the spring mood. I made a desktop for ya'll in three sizes (1600x1200, 1280x1024 and 1024x768). All three sizes are available in the download. You can pick up the kit now at 3Scrapateers. It will be available at Elemental Scraps and Faith Sisters in April. You can grab the desktop here.

Friday, March 26, 2010


The designers at FaithSisters have teamed up to create a fabulous kit for you. This kit is to celebrate National Craft Month! We have a great color palette that both soothes and invigorates and we have a REALLY special treat for you at the END of the blog train! Be sure to stop by the FaithSisters blog!

Be sure to stop at these other great sites for more pieces to this amazing kit!
Audra's Little Scraps -
Busy Mama Designs:
Designs by Angel -
Digital Compilations by Cinda ~
Eyelets Scraps Designs:
Kreative Karma :
(You're Here!) Meredith Cardall:
Robin Willson:
Scrap Quest -
Scrap Warrior:
Susan Godfrey -
TMA Designs -

LAST STOP - Faith Sisters:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Guilty Moms Club

If you are still on the lookout for a GREAT digital scrapbook software of know someone who IS looking for a great software but is intimidated by Photoshop or PS Elements, this post is for you...

Are your photos sitting in boxes?
Are they stacked in piles in drawers?
Worse... are they in your attic or basement slowly getting warped and ruined by the lack of temperature control?
Or, are you like certain other people I know who have five years worth of photos still on their memory cards (you know who you are!)

If you answered yes to any of those questions (or ALL of them) you can take a deep breath and RELAX. You can do this. You can get rid of the guilt. Take a deep breath and head over to My Memories Suite, the #1 rated Digital Scrapbooking software.

My Memories Suite is really easy and fun to use. There are tons of really cute products to help get you started.

And even better... you can take 10% off the already-reasonable purchase price.
PROMO CODE: GMC10off - good until 4/30/10

Check out MMS on Facebook (at Polaroid My Memories Suite) or follow MMS on Twitter (Tweets4Suites) for more great deals and promos.

(Yes, I am an affiliate for My Memories Suite and do receive a VERY SMALL compensation for sales generated from my website. I am also a designer for My Memories Suite. But I really do like the product and think that it is a great way to get started and it's very reasonably priced!)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

*New Kit* No Greater Love

Hi Everyone! I am squeaking in here with a new release for today! Whew! I didn't think I would make it! This bright kit is just perfect for your Easter photos as well as your spring photos! I love the flowers and the cute rabbits! I hope you love them as well!

This kit is 25% off this week!
Elemental Scraps

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Products & $1 Sale at ES & Freebie at 3Scrapateers

It's $1 Day at Elemental Scraps on 3/15!
You can grab the following paper packs for just $1 this week! These are the last paper packs in this series! Make It Purple @ ES
Make It Purple @ FSMake It Red @ Elemental Scraps
Make It Red @ FaithSisters
Make It Neutral @ Elemental Scraps
Make It Neutral @ FaithSisters


Also, be sure to check out this post at 3Scrapateers to download this gift box FREE!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Kit - Gracie Joy (AND a FWP)

This week I have something a little bit different for you! This kit is something I have always wanted to create, something decidedly feminine and perfect for layouts from newborn babies to heritage layouts. I hope you like it as much as I do. It's marked down 25% for the week!

Available at:
Elemental Scraps

When you purchase this kit this week, you'll also get this FREE
(Simply add the Gracie Joy kit to your cart and your gift will automatically show up in your downloads)Or you can purchase it separately here:
@ Elemental Scraps
@ FaithSisters
@ 3Scrapateers

Friday, March 5, 2010

Attention FeedBlitz Subscribers

I hate to do this to you all again, but I am cancelling my FeedBlitz subscription. I just don't use the features enough to justify the monthly expense. I can get the same options with the free Feedburner service. So, I will be cancelling the FeedBlitz service tonight. If you wish to continue receiving emails, you can sign up for the Feedburner Email Subscription on the right side of the blog. You will get an email anytime something is posted on this blog. You should receive a new product announcement weekly as well as a couple of freebie/special deal emails per month. You won't receive posts about my personal life or my family or my personal scrapbooking pages. That's all on my personal blog! :)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Kits: Lucky In Love AND Funky Junky

I love St Patrick's Day! My 3rd great-grandfather was Irish and I proudly claim my partial Irish heritage. A bit different than most St Patricks Day kit, this kit is to celebrate those you are lucky enough to love!
Available @ Elemental Scraps
Available @ FaithSisters
Available @ 3Scrapateers

Be sure to check out Scrapping Simply's Freebie page soon for a coordinating free sampler.


This week is Color Play Week at Elemental Scraps! That means that there are oodles and oodles of color-coordinating products to mix and match to pull together a HUGE kit that works for YOU! Be sure to stop by the store and take a peek! All Color Play items are $1 for the first week.
Funky Junky Flowers Elements at Elemental Scraps

Funky Junky Flowers Paper Pack at Elemental Scraps

Sunday, February 21, 2010

2 NEW Kits 25% OFF & More Products at 3Scrapateers

I have two brand new kits for you this week! They are very different in style and color swatches, but I love them both!

First up, a soft and sweet spring kit. Sweet Spring is just perfect for layouts of your sweet little girlies!
Available at:
Elemental Scraps

And if you like this kit, be sure to check out the RAKScraps March2010 Newsletter... there will be a free coordinating sample!

This week is also Collab Week at Elemental Scraps. I was lucky enough to work with Lucky Smith! We teamed up to create this beautiful home kit. The colors and fabric textures are reminiscent of your favorite fabrics, linens and wallpapers. This kit is perfect for scrapping all your home, family & friend photos. This kit will be 25% off for a limited time!

Available exclusively at Elemental Scraps

I have several new kits in the works so be sure to check back every Sunday afternoon for new products, special deals & even some coupon codes!

I also went ahead and added 2 more previously released products to the store at 3Scrapateers! Grab these kits for 25% off this week only!
Linen Shoppe at 3Scrapateers
Apple Basket at 3Scrapateers

Monday, February 15, 2010

4 New Products on SALE at 3Scrapateers

I just added four more products to my 3Scrapateers store. These products have been previously released at both FaithSisters & Elemental Scraps. BUT, you can grab them THIS WEEK at 3Scrapateers ON SALE!
@ 3Scrapateers

$1 Sale at Elemental Scraps

I have three brand new paper packs for you this week! These paper packs coordinate with the Make It Blue and Make It Pink Paper Packs... keep your eyes open for more colors and even an element pack soon! Also, I have my Party Shoes CD Calendar marked down to $1 for one day only! Be sure to grab it while it's on sale!
@ Elemental Scraps
@ FaithSisters

Sunday, February 7, 2010

*New Kit* Sweet Sunshine... for Patricia

After all the snow and yucky weather, I am really looking forward to spring and sweet sunshine! This kit was inspired by my dear friend, Patricia, whose smile can warm up a room.

On sale 25% off this week (thru 2/14)
@ Elemental Scraps
@ FaithSisters
@ 3Scrapateers
@ Elemental Scraps
@ FaithSisters
@ 3Scrapateers

This week (02/08) is Free With Purchase Week at Elemental Scraps. If you pick up the kit before 2/15, you can get the templates FREE (only at ES). Don't add the templates to your cart, they will appear in your kit download links!

BlogTrain: CHD Kit

Did you know that it is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week? Well, it is! And in order to bring about awareness of this disease & to celebrate the families who live with CHD, a group of digital scrapbook designers are creating mini kits to share with others.

My husband's cousin was born with CHD. He has an amazingly miraculous story and I could never do it justice. Be sure to stop by his blog if you want to read a story that proves that miracles do happen.

And finally, your free gift!

Download here on mediafire

Be sure to stop by the other blogs to pick up the other pieces of this fabulous collaborative kit!
Toucan Scraps
Ann Ominous (available 2/11)
Winks Art
Shelly Chua
Calli Scrap

Sunday, January 31, 2010

*New* the Big Game kit on SALE & Elemental Scraps Color Play items

Are you ready for the BIG football game next weekend? Pick up this kit and you'll be ready to scrap your invites to your big party or the photos from your big celebration party!

This will be marked down 25% thru the Super Bowl
@ Elemental Scraps
@ FaithSisters

Also, be sure to check out my new February Color Play items at Elemental Scraps. These paper packs and cute little hybrid project coordinate with the other February Color Play items at Elemental Scraps beginning February 1.

Be sure to pick up some items to mix and match!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

*WIN* it Starts With Heart

Would you like to win a copy of this kit? Hurry over to this thread at FaithSisters, post your name & I will choose a winner soon!

**The kit marked down 25% at Elemental Scraps & FaithSisters thru this weekend**
For an additional 25% off at FaithSisters, use this coupon
code: mpc-25heart_31
expires: 02/01/2010
(It's 25% off your entire order of MY products!)
Isn't this layout adorable?!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It Starts With Heart Quick Page Freebie!

I totally meant to have this posted for ya'll on Sunday but the wifi at the hospital wouldn't let me get on to 4shared! I used Meredith's latest kit It Starts With Heart for this QP. You can grab the kit at Elemental Scraps or Faith Sisters. You can grab the QP here.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Kit - it Starts With Heart

This kit has been lurking in the back of my mind for quite some time. It is just now coming to life and I am quite pleased with the results. I hope you are as well!

The kit is marked down 25% thru Monday 01.25.2010

As always, this kit is S4H/S4O friendly
Purchase Includes:
6 - solid papers
8 - patterned papers
1 - lowercase alpha
1 - bead spill
1 - doodled bracket (one paper, one acrylic)
4 - unsewn buttons
1 - envelope with text
1 - flourish (green & pink)
7 - flowers
1 - frame (pink & blue)
1 - heart confetti
1 - journal block
1 - foliage set (green, blue)
1 - small leaf
1 - photo corner
1 - doodled postage mark (doodled, acrylic)
1 - long ribbon
1 - short ribbon (black, green, pink)
1 - twisted ribbon
1 - rickrack
1 - staple
1 - circle stitch (green, pink)
1 - scallop stitches (orange, blue)
1 - straight stitch (red)
1 - journal tab with heart (blue, orange, pink, red)
2 - wordarts (love, starts with heart)

Have a spectacular week!

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Kit - Build a Snowman

Hi! It's me again with a brand-new fun kit this week. We've had a ton of snow over the last week here in Utah. My kids made their first snowman of the year the other day and it inspired this kit! All artwork is hand-drawn & created by me. The stitches in this kit were created, scanned & extracted by me. I think they are supposed to be flowers, but they remind me of snowflakes! This week only... when you buy this kit, you get the word-art free. The kit is on sale for 25% off as well.

Take an additional 10% off your total order this week!
coupon code:
Expires: 01/16/2010

Elemental Scraps
(Wordart is included with your kit purchase & download at both stores)

Check out this adorable page by CT member, Michelle (mhreen08)
Thanks for stopping by my blog & checking out my newest kit!
Have a great week! I have some really cute paper packs for you next week!