Monna Lainson Designs

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Collab with Snowsmoon and DST Blog Train!

It's here! Dawn of Snowsmoon's Designs and I have a NEW collab available at! It's called Burst Of Spring, and it truly IS bursting with beautiful elements and papers to scrap all your springtime layouts! To celebrate our first adventure together, Burst of Spring is ON SALE for $2.00 until April 15th!
You can find it HERE I loved working with Dawn - WOW - what a TALENTED lady! heh heh, that gal has it all together, I tell ya! AND be sure to visit Snowsmoon's store at where she will be filling her store with ALL NEW, very exciting kits! YOU GO, girl!

Also, our FAB CT, Darlene aka Scrapee has not one, but TWO layouts in the running for Layout of the Month at One Single Seed. Please, while you are checking out Burst of Spring, stop by this thread and vote for your favorite. p.s. I like Layout #2 :)

More exciting news! The Blog Train at DST starts today! Here is my contribution, and I hope you enjoy it! This one is HUGE, ladies and gents! At last count, over 90 designers have contributed this time, with hundreds of papers and elements. The train leaves the station at 12:00 PST, and since there are contributors from all over the WORLD, please allow 24 hours for all links to be active. You can read all about it here:

Download my portion HERE

And then hop on over to the NEXT stop on the Blog Train to:

Once again, please allow a little time for everyone to get their links active. And please, while downloading each portion, take a few seconds to say THANK YOU to the designers who contributed and are sharing their lovelies with the digiscrapping world!

That's all for me today - I'll be back with some layouts to share using Burst of Spring, and maybe some freebies to kick start your spring scrapping! Have a great day!

Monday, March 30, 2009

What a week coming up!!

As my good friend Dawn of Snowsmoon's Designs said, Ladies - clear out your hard drives! Wow..this is going to be ONE exciting week! First of all, Dawn and I will be debuting our very first collab on April 1st at! I can tell you this, my friends, if you LOVE purple and peach and pink, you'll adore THIS one. Want a sneak peak?

Heh heh..that's not very fair is it? Well, just be sure to come back on April 1st for a full preview and lots more details PLUS the launch of the DST Blog Train! Oh my - this one is GORGEOUS! For those of you who have never been on a blog train, it works like this: A post at DST will list all the designers who are participating, with links to their blogs. You start at the first one and download the FABULOUS piece of the kit offered by that designer. There will be a link in that post to the NEXT designer's blog on the list. On and on you go, until you have all the pieces of a most wonderful kit! Linda at Bon Scrapatit Designs, Dawn at Snowsmoon's Designs, Sassy and I are all participating in the blog train this time, so be sure to visit our blogs for more updates! Have fun, and don't forget to leave some lovin' for the ones who have worked so hard on this beauty. Your comments keep us going, ya know :)

If you haven't visited Snowsmoon's Designs and Bon Scrapatit Designs, you are TRULY missing out on some STINKIN' CUTE freebie kits!! Linda and Dawn participated in KimB's color challenge, and YOU reap the benefits! But PLEASE HURRY! Dawn's portion will be up until April 1st, when it goes into her store. Grab it NOW!! This really is a case of "you snooze, you lose!" ROFL!

And speaking on Snowsmoon's Designs, there are only a couple of days left on her clearance sale at OSS! I cannot believe she is offering all her kits for $2.00! Wow, ladies..there are some beauties there at bargain basement prices. Be sure to check out her "Bugs" kit especially. Our super CT, Scrappee, won Layout of the Day using this kit, and it is sooooooo cute! Check 'em out HERE. Dawn is retiring all those kits April 1st when she launches ALL NEW items! I've seen some previews, and they are WONDERFUL! Exciting stuff, I tell ya!

Whew - What a week this will be for digiscrappers! Keep checking back for more updates as things are happening FAST! Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you soon!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Quick Page Freebie with Shimmerin' Shamrocks!

I had the extreme pleasure of getting to work with my good friend Linda Walton's beautiful Shimmerin' Shamrocks kit this past week! I finally got to scrap a photo of my own celtic beauty, my darling daughter Shauna. Linda's kit was PERFECT for the look I wanted, and we decided to share the quick page with you!

Linda has launched Shimmerin' Shamrocks at, and you can find it HERE

I think you'll love Shimmerin' Shamrocks for all sorts of layouts, not just for St. Patrick's Day! Please enjoy this little gift, and I'll be back in a day or so with another Quick Page freebie done with a kit by another good friend, Dawn of Snowsmoon's Designs! See you then!


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Layout Share - Scrappee's Grammy & Me

My good friend Darlene aka Scrappee has been at it again! Her second layout using my kit Family Traditions has been chosen Layout of the Day at AND is in the running for Layout of The Week! The MOST PRECIOUS photo of herself and her grammy, as well as Darlene's impeccable layering, have made this a layout to remember. This is heritage scrapping at its best! I hope you'll drop by the forum over there and vote for YOUR favorite layout because there are some FABULOUS ones in the running this week. Of course, Darlene and I would dearly LOVE to have your vote! wink wink :)

Click on Darlene's beautiful layout to go VOTE!

Family Traditions is still on sale 50% off at where the Grand Opening is still in progress. It's been a fun, crazy week over there, and you still have time to get in on the fun! See you there!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Grand Opening at One Single Seed!

It's FINALLY here! Treasures to Scrap is now officially One Single Seed! And there is a week-long celebration going on! Everything in the store is AT LEAST 25%, with many things 50% off and more, including some VERY nice freebies! Click on the pic to be taken to the Forum where you can read all about the fun week ahead. I hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

What an EXCITING week! a SALE and a FREEBIE!

This has been such a fun week for me! First of all, my good friend Darlene aka Scrapee, made a most BEAUTIFUL layout using my new kit, Family Traditions. She posted it at One Single Seed, and within hours it was chosen Layout of the Day! Wooo hooo! WAY TO GO, DARLENE!! AND her layout is in the running for Layout of the Week! The competition is VERY stiff as there are some FABULOUS layouts this week. Please, if you can - stop by One Single Seed and vote for Darlene's layout HERE.

This is Darlene's layout, and I am sure you will agree with me that it is FABULOUS!

And then, another very good friend, Dawn of Snowsmoon Designs made THIS awesome layout using Family Traditions! AND to make it even better, she is offering the Quick Page of this layout, minus the photo and text, as a FREEBIE on her blog! Dawn, THANK YOU!!! It's simply amazing, we so appreciate your generosity! Hurry over to Dawn's blog HERE and pick up this FAB FREEBIE!

I am so humbled that these extremely talented ladies chose Family Traditions to scrap their photos, and I am celebrating with a SALE! Family Traditions is available at One Single Seed 50% off! You can find it HERE

One Single Seed is a fast growing, new scrapbooking site! If you haven't visited lately, you will be thrilled with the new look and all the EXCITING things going on over there starting March 9th during the GRAND OPENING! Not only do they offer digi kits, but absolutely adorable paper kits as well. Check out the gallery to see layouts using these kits - you'll be amazed. AND..there are many genuinely NICE people there. :)

Have a great weekend, everyone!