Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Iced Love by Romajo

Romajo has a new release

 It's a huge kit with to much to even mention.
Head over to her store to pick up this great winter kit.

Here is the layout that I made using Iced Love

But before you leave, here is a Freebie Frame I created 

Download Here


Friday, December 21, 2012

Silent Night Wordart Freebie

A little bit late, but I just didn't feel right releasing a new kit without giving you a freebie to go along with it.  Enjoy.

Download Here

Silent Night

I know you are used to me posting more often than I have this month, and for that I apologize.  This December was the first time since my mother passed away on New Year's Day 2009 that I was actually excited about Christmas.  I was even ready to decorate, minus the tree (Can you see why?)

Sadly on December 6th, my Granma - Laurietta Iannarone- passed away.  She was an amazing woman that taught me so much about the true meaning of love.  While not my grandmother by blood, she never treated me any different.  She loved me like her own when she didn't have to.  I will forever be grateful for all she showed me and taught me just by being her. 

Needless to say, designing took a back seat for a couple of weeks while we traveled North for the funeral services.  When I got back home I had a kit that I had started waiting for me.  I knew I didn't have time to make a full kit the way I wanted to.  But I just LOVE the color palette.  So I packaged it up and Silent Night was created.  

19 papers and 23 elements
When thinking what to scrap with the kit, only one person came to mind......Granma

Kit- Silent Night - Template by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs

Here's some more inspiration by my CT and the Scrapable CT-Thanks Ladies!!!!


Jenn M.


I haven't had the creative flare or time to create any freebies.  But be sure to check back soon, I'll try to have something for.  Until then, may you all be blessed during this Christmas season.  May the most precious gift, our Lord Jesus Christ, find his way into your hearts and lives.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Northern Lights Blog Train

Time for another Scraps N Pieces Blog Train

This month we worked with an amazing color scheme and theme
Northern Lights

Here is my part of the train
Download Here
Be sure to stop by every blog for some more great freebies...

Arts & Ains Designs (You are here)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wow and thanks.......

This past week I had the pleasure of hosting the Weekly Challenge at Mousescrappers.com. It was so much fun to go and check the forum to see if someone else decided to play along.

I was pleasantly surprise when I saw this Layout created by cassidyk a.k.a Kathryn

Template: Cindy Schneider Half Pack 60
Alpha: Lacubrious alpha by Libby Weifenbach Designs
Scatter: Mickey Scatters Silver by A Grieving Mommy Designs
Mickey Heads: Glitter Mickeys by Kat Designs
Everything else: Worth a Thousand Words by Arts and Ains Designs
 She had used my newest release, Worth a Thousand Words, to create her layout.  I think most designers are like me, and just love to see what people do with our designs.  It was a double pleasure to have someone not only take part in the challange, but to use my designs as well.  Thanks Kathryn
If you have some time, head over to the Weekly Challenge Gallery or forum thread and check out all the great layouts everyone made.  It never ceases to amaze me, the wonderful talent that you can find there.  

Both my blog and Arts & Ains Designs on Facebook have coordinating freebies for you to grab.  Be sure you do before they're gone.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Worth a Thousand Words

A picture is

Visit my store at Scrapable to purchase

This week I am honored to be hosting Weekly Challenge #162 at Mousescrappers.com.  The challenge is all about letting your picture speak for itself.  Everyone who follows the rules is given a participation prize.  I created this mini kit.

(You can still get this kit. The challenge runs through 12/4.  So come on over and take part and get this mini kit for FREE)

Here is the layout that I made for the challenge
Kit Mouscrappers DC02 Challenge   Template by Dolores Schaeffer
I really liked the way the color palette and the way everything just came together.  So I created the full kit.  Here is some inspiration from my CT and the Scrapable CT.  Oh and one for me too!!!! 

Kelly (That's me)  Karen Diamond Speed Scrap


Jenn M.





Such amazing talent these ladies have.  THANK YOU!!!!

And now for the Freebies......

My first freebie is a quick page to help you create a great layout 

Free at Arts & Ains Designs Shop

You can get your next freebie on my
Link expired.  Now for sale 

My CT also created some freebies for you.
You can pick them up on their blogs

Download at Jenn's Blog

Download at Annet's Blog
Thanks for stopping by.  I always love to hear your comments, so be sure to leave me one below.  And if you create a layout using my designs, please let me know where I can see them. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mousescrappers Weekly Challenge 162

I am so happy to be hosting this week's
Weekly Challenge

It's a great challenge with an even better Participation Prize.
Complete all the steps listed and this is the great mini kit you'll receive:

Here is a layout that I made following the rules of the challenge

Kit-Mousescrappers Designer Collab #02 ~ Template-Dolores Schaeffer

If you like what you see in the mini kit, 
then be sure to stop by my store at Scrapable
 on Friday November 30th. 
 That's when the full kit - Worth a Thousand Words will be released.
(I liked the mini kit for the challenge so much, I couldn't stop)
And be sure to stop back here and Arts & Ains on Facebook
 to pick up some freebies that my CT and I have created for you.  

Sure hope to see you at Mousescrappers!!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

News and a couple of Freebies too

Hoping that everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving.  My children and I had a wonderful holiday and spent the day recuperating.  NO Black Friday shopping for us. (But you might want to sign up for my newsletter if you haven't yet.  Cyber Monday is coming and there will be a special coupon exclusive for my subscribers).  And how did I rest up, well I worked on my upcoming release.....Worth a Thousand Words.

This week (November 28th-Dececember 4th) I am hosting the Weekly Challenge at Mousescrappers.com.  I'm so excited.  The forums at Mousescrappers are my favorite place to be.  I mean scrapbooking and Disney together....Who could ask for more?  I hope you'll stop by and join me.  I created a great mini kit for your participation prize and what I hope is a fun challenge to help you step outside your normal design box.  I hope to see you there.  And make sure to stop by on Friday.  I'll have some great Freebies to go along with the release of Worth a Thousand Words. 

But don't leave yet....Romajo has released two great kits that any Disney fan would love to have.  


These kits were so much fun to work with.  Here is the layout I made using My Favorite Princess
Adapted template by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs

You'll definately want to add this to your inventory.
Right now is an amazing time to do it. 
 Romajo is having a Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

So go over and visit her shop. 
But before you go, I created not one, but two Freebies.

A Facebook Timeline cover to show off your favorite princess
Download Here

And a frame just right for letting us see your very own Prince Charming
Download Here

Friday, November 16, 2012

Time for a Gran Fiesta

It's time for a GRAN FIESTA

Are you ready to scrap your Mexican Fiesta memories?  Well Gran Fiesta is the perfect kit. A little bit of everything.  And all with a Mexican flare.

Available at my store
27 papers and 53 elements

But don't let the fun stop there.
It wouldn't be a party if  you didn't leave with some "favors".
(Otherwise know in the digi world as FREEBIES!!!!)

Your first freebie can be found at the Arts & Ains Facebook page

Just "like" the page and click on Fan Freebie

 Then head on over to the Scrapable Facebook page.
"Like" their page and you can download this Fan Freebie mini kit

On Monday I'll be sending out a new newsletter.
Inside you'll find this great Newsletter exclusive.

But it's only available if you are signed up by Monday morning.
So be sure to sign up HERE

 I have one more freebie and you can download it right here.
I made a small collection of frames and tags.

Download Here

But don't go yet, my CT team have created some awesome freebies for you.

Ct Annet created
Head to Annet's blog to download
CT Jenn M created

You can get it on her blog

and CT Marieke

Head over to her BLOG to grab the freebie
For some layout inspiration checkout what my great CT has created



Jenn M.

and here is one that I made
This is the picture that inspired the kit
All that fun and freebies......I think it's time for a siesta.