Friday, December 31, 2010

Blog Train Blog - Grab your Freebies!

It's Blog Train Time!

You've just arrived from Gab's Art

You can pick up my part HERE.

You're next stop is Over the Moon Designs

If you get lost along the way, you can find the list of designers HERE.

Don't forget to join my Facebook group and leave some love if you like what you download here!

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Kit and Year End Sale - 50% off!

Have you seen my newest kit, Bait and Tackle?  It's a perfect boys kit with a fishing and outdoors theme.  Fun and bright, and it's on sale for 30% off until the end of December.

I'm also having a Happy New Year's Sale.  Save 50% off your entire order, now through January 2, 2011.

Use coupon code "bblou-itsallnew" when checking out of my store at Digi Scraps Drive In to receive your savings.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Daily Download at DSDI begins today.

Don't miss out on getting this adorable kit!

You can get today's download HERE.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Speed Scrap tonight at the Digi Scraps Drive In!

You won't want to miss this one, there's an adorable participation prize involved.

Check it out HERE

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Kit - Passion by Bonnie Blou Designs

I'm so excited about my new kit Passion, that is now available at Digi-Scraps Drive-In.  Are you a purple lover? This bright kit is perfect for those passionate about purple and pink and the other fun, bright colors that go along with it.

This new kit is available for 30% off from now until November 22, so don't miss out!  You can find it HERE.

Enjoy and Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Digi Scraps Drive-In Charity Scrapathon Blog Train!

October is Breast Cancer awareness month, and you've probably noticed pink everywhere - businesses from office supplies to donut shoppes have been creating products specially designed to raise awareness and funds to this important cause. And the ladies at Digi Scraps Drive-In have stepped up to the plate. Not only have they created a beautiful charity collab kit, but they built an entire weekend event around it.

The Charity Scrapathon runs from October 21 - 24. Anyone can scrap along, but to be eligible for the prizes, you need to have purchased the charity collab kit.

And WOW these prizes! You can earn coupons, a site collab, and a chance to win Jen C Designs or C.W. Picket and Company's entire store!

When you purchase this kit, your $6 goes entirely to Breast Cancer research (after Paypal fees), gets you stunning collab kit (and it's not just pink) And a chance to win coupons, another kit, and perhaps an entire store (now that's a deal!)

Feast your eyes on the beautiful kit:

You can pick it up at Digi Scraps Drive-In, and remember all proceeds (after Paypal fees) are going to breast cancer research.

Of course we had to get the word out about this event as much as possible, and so we decided to launch the event with a Blog Train. Travel this train and you will collect beautiful brag book pages and even a set of blogwear. The train starts on the DSDI Blog and ends in the DSDI forums. Some of our team members live in other timezones, so be patient if all the contributions aren't posted yet - they will be.

Here is my contribution:

You can download HERE

And here is the list of participating blogs:
Digi Scraps Drive-in
Nibbles Skribbles
C.W. Picket and Company
Kerry’s Scraps
Amy Scraps
Gail’s Moments In Time
Mad Genius Designs
The Cute Gets Cuter
Daphadilly Art
Bonnie Blue Designs
A Damsel With A Dulcimer
Tricia's Treasures
Giggly Polkadots
Jen C Designs
Melly Scraps
Drive-By Freebie Forum

Have fun riding the train!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Little Blog Remodeling

I've been doing a little remodeling over here at the Bonnie Blou Designs blog using my soon to be released "You're My Inspiration" kit.  Hope you'll stop by and tell me what you think!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Scraps With A Mouse Grand Opening is Almost Here!



WACOM has generously agreed to be the sponsor of our BIG CHEESE SCRAP OFF!!!

So to thank them for their generosity, all that enter this contest will be required to blog about the contest.

We will also have special banners for you to sport in order to qualify for this contest!!!

The Big Cheese Scrap Off

We are now taking sign ups for this contest!

Please sign up in our Contest forum with your first name, your user name and blog address.

This contest begins on Friday, October 15, and ends on Saturday, October 30

with the Grand prize winner and Top 5 winners announced on Sunday, October 31.

So, why the name “Big Cheese”??

“The Big Cheese” is listed in John Camden Hotten's The Slang Dictionary, 1863 as:

"Anything good, first-rate in quality, genuine, and pleasant "

These are all attributes of a great scrapper!

We at Scraps With A Mouse strive for quality designs and creations, while not taking

ourselves so seriously that we miss the opportunity to be genuine

and maintain a pleasant environment here at the site!

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's time to Vote - Please take 2 seconds to vote for me!

Many of you have been following me in the Designer Apprentice Contest and we are just about at the end.  I would love your continued support through a vote here.

Here are some of the kits I created while in the contest and they are still all available free for a limited time in the Digiscrap Addicts Gallery under the Designer Apprentice Contest.  I'm located under the New Designer Challenges.

Thank you to each and every one of you who has supported me and encouraged me with your
wonderful comments during this contest.  And a thank you for taking the time to vote too!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Free Kit and Final Challenge at Digiscraps Addicts

Here we are at the final challenge in the Designer Apprentice Contest at Digiscraps Addicts.  I feel so blessed to have made it this far in this contest and am pretty excited about my final entry.  I hope you will hop on over and download my latest kid, "You're My Inspiration".  Public voting will be held for this round, so I'll be back shortly to give you information about how you can vote for me too.

Please stop by and get my free kit, it is available for a limited time only.

If you download, I'd love for you to leave a comment about
what you like best about this kit.

Thanks so much!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Feeling Like Fall - New Kit and On Sale

I have a new kit in the store at Scraps with a Mouse, called "Feeling Like Fall".  For a limited time this new kit is on sale for 50% off.  Feeling Like Fall is perfect for all those colorful autumn layouts with the leaves in so many vibrant colors.  Fall is a time for family, a time for celebration and a time for enjoying the cool, brisk weather outdoors.  I hope this kit will help you display some of those amazing captured memories.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

DigiScraps Drive-In is having a huge sale.

The Entire Store is on Sale, so stop on over at the Digi Scraps Drive In and check it out.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wanna Win a Wacom? - Layout Contest at Scraps with a Mouse

WACOM has generously agreed to be the sponsor of SCRAPS WITH A MOUSE'S


Register NOW in our forum HERE!

More information and Contest Guidelines may be also found in the forum.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Freebies from the Designer Apprentice Contest

This week was quite a challenge!  Designers were asked to create a kit that reflects your hometown.  After days of anguish, trying to decide which direction to take, I finally settled on the one event that showcases Plano and the community that lives here.  Of course, it sure helped that last weekend happened to be the Plano Balloon Festival, the one event I am talking about.  So this kit was inspired by the Plano Balloon Festival and the sense of family, fun and community that it creates for us every year.  I know my  local scrapbooker friends will be thrilled with this kit!  I hope you enjoy!

You can find the links for downloading

If you download, please leave a comment on what you liked best about this kit

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More Designer Apprentice Freebies

Challenge 3 is now complete in the Designer Apprentice contest and we are giving away all the mini kits created for this challenge.  Please stop by DigiScrap Addicts Gallery to download the freebies and leave some love when you do.

Here are my 2 submissions for this week.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Voting at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio

Don't forget to drop on by at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio to vote on the Next Designer Contest.  This weeks challenge involved creating a preview for a charity kit to be sold in the store.  Each designer chose a charity to receive the proceeds from the sale of this kit, if their preview wins this round.

Here's a peek at the entries.  I can't tell you which one is mine(the whole contest is anonymous) but I hope you'll stop by to browse the gallery and vote. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Time to Vote at Moo Two Designs and Pick up the Freebies

Lots of Freebies available in the Gallery for the Design Contest.  Check them out and then please vote for your two favorite mini kits HERE

Monday, September 13, 2010

Designer Apprentice Freebies

The Designer Apprentice contest is still going on over at Digiscrap Addicts and the contestants have finished the second challenge.  Hop over there to download all the amazing free mini kits that were created for this challenge.  Here's a peek and my entry:

Baking with Love
Available to download in the Gallery
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Another Contest and more freebies

I just finished my entry for Week 1 of the Designer Aprrentice Contest over at Digiscrap Addicts.  Voting starts tomorrow and I could really use your support.  I'll post the voting information when it comes out, so please help me to continue on another week in this contest by voting for my mini kit!  Here's a preview of my kit, so hop on over the Digiscrap Addicts Gallery and download mine and all the other beautful free kits.  You do have to register at the forum, but it's free and easy.

It's titled The Sweetness of Summer

Thank you for visiting - this freebie is no longer available.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

It's Almost Time - Voting on the first Challenge at The Studio starts tomorrow!

The 90+ contestants have been very busy creating their first mini kits for Challenge #1.  Voting will start tomorrow after the submission deadline.  Come on out, register in the forum, snag some of these free mini kits and vote on the best design for the theme "Summer Harvest."  Here's a glimpse at some of the fabulous mini kits.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Kit - Frog Princess

I have a new kit in the store at Scraps with a Mouse, called Frog Princess

I hope you'll stop by and check it out!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's Blog Train Time - Two Heading into this Station!

First off, we have the Digi Scraps Drive In Progressive Blog Hop Challenge to kick of the month long Birthday Bash at the Drive In.

Here is how it works:
1.  follow our Progressive Blog Hop, picking up each mini along the way.
2.  Create a layout using at least one piece from each mini (more if you wish)
3.  Upload your LO to our Birthday Bash gallery, and link it back to the Progressive Blog Hop Challenge thread.

When you complete this challenge, you will receive a loot bag that coordinates with the blog hop minis.

 But don't stop there! DSDI will be hosting challenges and events all month long. You can pick up several more loot bags, and have a huge celebration themed mega kit when the month is done. DSDI will be posting new challenges all month, so keep your eyes on the Birthday Bash forum.
Here's my little part

The Birthday Bash Blog Hop has ended.  Thank you for visiting!

Don't forget to stop by the rest of these sites and pick up the Goodies... 
Digi Scraps Drive In
Mad Genius Designs
Red Genius Enterprises
Jen C Designs
Melly Scraps
Gail's Moments In Time
Kerry Scraps
Graphics Illusions
Charlize Creations

And now the second train chugging through this station is the Stuff to Scrap September Blog Train - Ahoy Matey!  This month it's a pirate theme so be sure to snatch up all the goodies to make your own adorable pirate layout.

Here's my giveaway for the Ahoy Matey blog train

This train has left the station.
Thank you for riding along and join us again next month.
These will only be available until Sept 15th.

And here are the rest of your stops along this route:
Let Me Scrapbook!
Amy Owens Photography and Design
Luna Rosa's Scraps
Becky (SAHM)
Shel Belle Scraps
Mommy Me Time Scrapper
Sheri's Scraps
Scraps by Andrea
Milly Dee Designs
Tricia's Treasures
A Fish Design
Scrappin' Serenity
Scraps N Pieces - Lori
Cami Jo Scraps
Craft With Me
Manda's Scrappin' Creations
AmyDane Designs
Adriana's Cafe
Little Penguins Designs
B2N2 Scraps
The Scrappy Kat


Monday, August 30, 2010

Some Super Scrappin Challenges

September is almost here and that means the start of some new scrapbooking challenges.  If you've never participated in a challenge, you don't know what fun you are missing!  Stop on over at Scraps with a Mouse and join in on the fun.  I'll be hosting the color challenge, so I hope to see you there!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday's Freebie - lots of gorgeous papers

The freebie I'm offering today is just a little different.  I've entered a designer's contest over at Moo Two Designs and in preparation for the beginning of the contest, starting September 13th, the designers are all warming up with some fun challenges.  The first warm up challenge included a set of gorgeous papers and the second warm up challenge is underway.  Here's the great news for you!  All of those gorgeous papers we created are free for you to download!  So please, stop on by, pick up the papers you want, leave some love and I'll keep you posted as to when the next warm up challenge is complete and ready to be downloaded.

Thank you for visiting - these freebies are no longer available.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Bliss Mini Kit Freebie

Here's another fun mini for you!

Thank you for visiting - this freebie is no longer available.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day 4 of the DSDI Daily Download Freebie

Did you remember to stop by the Digi Scraps Drive In to pick up Day 4 of the daily download?  By the end of the giveaway you will have an amazing kit by Jen C. Designs.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

About a Girl by Charm City Scraps

Here's a sweet layout I did using a kit called About a Girl by Charm City Scraps. This layout was for the Can You Dig It challenge at the Digi Scraps Drive In.

Here's what the whole kit looks like.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Simply Summer Mini Kit

Here we are at Friday again and I have another little mini kit for you!  This one was completed for a color challenge at the Digital Design Den.

Thank you for visiting - this freebie is no longer available.

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

DSDI Daily Download - Get your freebies all month

It's time for the Daily Download at the Digi Scraps Drive In.  Take a look at the beautiful kit you'll receive if you download all the pieces each day.

You can pick up the first part Here
but don't delay, each part is only available for a day!

And here's a little bonus for checking in at the Drive In

This little alpha is free if you simply
create an account and stop in to say hello.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Quick Page Freebie

Haven't had time to play with my free mini kit from last week, no problem!  Here's a free quick page to get you started.  Simply add your photo of choice and you have an instant layout!  How easy is that?

You can download this quick page HERE

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Among the Stars by Mom2Moo Designs

I just finished a couple layouts using a kit called Among the Stars by Mom2Moo Designs.  Love the bright, vibrant colors in this kit!

You can buy this cute kit at Digital Scrap Ink

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Friday's Freebie ( a little early)

Here's a cute little mini kit I created for the August Color Challenge at the Digi Scraps Drive In.

This kit is available to download HERE

The kit contains 6 papers, 1 frame,
1 butterfly, 1 butterfly trail, two flowers,
two buttons and one curly stem

Happy Scrapping!

Scrapbook School Starts Tonight!

Scrapbook School at the Digi Scraps Drive In starts tonight!  Don't worry if you miss the first lesson, you can make it up.  School starts tonight with a Photoshop Q and A period with Melly here.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Lots of Freebies!

There's an amazing contest going on over at Brownie Scraps called Designer Survivor 2010.  A group of very talented designers are all competing in this contest, collaborating some great kits together.  The best part of all, they are giving away their kits for free!  Stop by the Gallery to vote for your favorite and to pick up some great kits.  Remember, this is a contest, so don't forget to vote!

This logo is the product of the first challenge given to the designer teams.
The winning team was the brown team for the first challenge.

Hurry!  These free kits are only available until tomorrow, 8/7/2010

Friday Freebie - Come and Get It!

Finally, my first official full size digital scrapbooking kit.  I'm so excited to share this with you as this is a huge accomplishment for me.  Enjoy and let me see what you can create with this!

Downloads are here

Thursday, August 5, 2010

More Inspiration

Here's another little piece of inspiration using my Freebie Mini Kit "Dreamy"

This layout was created by Steph!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Scrapbook School

Digi Scraps Drive In is hosting a Scrapbook School.  It's an oppportunity to go through a series of tutorials. Each tutorial will end with a challenge, and every challenge you complete with the Scrap To School kit will get you more chances to win prizes!  They'll be using this adorable kit

This Scrap to School kit contains 1 lower case alpha with numbers and symbols
50 elements ( 10 of which are recolours) and 26 papers

Looks like a great opportunity to dive into digital scrapbooking with a lot of help!  Won't you join me?

Freebie Kit Inspiration

Here's a layout using my Freebie Mini Kit "Dreamy".  Be inspired!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Freebie Alert!

Here's a mini kit I recently created for a color challenge at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio

This kit includes 6 papers, 2 bows, one button, three flowers and stitching.

Would love to see your completed layouts using this mini kit, so feel free to
post them on my facebook page. 

You can get your mini kit HERE