2013 iNSD CT Blog Hop!

Welcome! And happy iNSD!

So here are some of my faves from the shop –


Claire by Karen Funk | This was one of the very first kits I ever bought and I still love it so much. The papers are all slightly textured and the kit comes with some lace pieces that I absolutely love.


This Year by Scotty Girl Design |  The colors in this kit are so much fun and so very versatile.


Summer Girl by Gennifer Bursett and Celeste Knight | I love the pretty floral and butterfly papers! And the colors are so soft and gorgeous.


Cut.It.Out. by Robyn Meierotto | This kit blew my mind when I first saw it. The masks give your papers a hand-cut look that you can’t always get in digi scrapping. It’s definitely a must-have in my stash.


The whole Pixels and Company shop is 35% off PLUS some of the designers are offering additional savings on their individual shops. The sale runs through May 5.

Want this pack of journaling cards for free?


Collect all the letters along this blog hop and enter it into the coupon code box when you check out.

My letter is:


Now head on over to Rachel’s blog!

And just in case you’re lost:

Pixels and Company Blog

 Sarah Hemmert 
Katherine Hansen
Mandi Buchanan
Kate Christensen <<< that’s me!
Rachel Alles
Anna Drozd
Jan Fortier
Carey Bridges
Emilie Stevenson
Ronnie Crowley
Amy Kingsford
Jennifer Hignite
Celeste Smith
Melanie Ritchie
Aria Andrus
Jennifer Evangelista
Linda Roos
Christy Carlson
Barbara Unzen
Mary Rogers
Arielle Gordon
Jeryn Carlisi
Indah Permata Sari
Melanie Call
Jen Papadimitriou
Erin Taylor
Kelly Mobley
Kim Hammond
Wendy Bretz


Hybrid: Valentine Treat Boxes


My kiddos did this for friends last year and it was a big hit. I bought the Standing Pillow Box template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs over at The Digichick. I think it’s typically used with the Silhouette cutter, but she’s included png and pdf files as well so it can be used by everyone. I don’t have a cutter like that so I just used the pngs.

This year, I used Robyn Meierotto’s brand new kit called Hugs & Kisses. Here’s a LINK to the full kit – patterned papers and elements. The cardstock is sold separately. CUTE! And so perfect for hybrid projects.




Last year, I wasn’t at all familiar with the template so I just clipped one paper to the whole thing, printed, assembled, and then tried to figure out how to do the tag on the front. This year, I mixed it up with different papers on the sides and front/back. I also created the tags digitally right on the template and then pulled them onto a separate page to print.

I think this one is my favorite! The front and back are blue. The top, bottom, and sides are the hexagon pattern. I love how the front turned out!


I used the hexagon clipping mask from one of Robyn’s Cut.It.Out. kits. I gave each hexagon a white mat and then used the blue straight stitch from the Hugs & Kisses elements to go around each shape. I added the little cut-out heart to the bottom hexagon, but I thought the box would look cute with a little splatter. I pulled the four hexagon shapes onto a separate page to print. I printed out the box with the splatter already on it. I cut out the hexagon shapes and added them using some pop dots.

Last year, we filled them with some salt water taffy. I think each box held 7 or 8 pieces. It was perfect.

Pixels & Company

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been asked to be on the Creative Team at a new digital scrapbooking store called Pixels & Company! I’m just thrilled to be able to work with products from such amazing designers. And to be able to work alongside some of the most creative ladies in the business? Heck yeah!

Sign up for the P&Co. newsletter so you don’t miss out on anything! And when you sign up, you’ll get access to this beautiful collaboration, In Good Company.

In Good Company Preview


There will be dollar kits released all month long – all leading up to the Grand Opening in February!