Smarty Pants

Hey everyone! It’s been quite a busy few weeks here with the lead up to school starting, school actually starting, and dealing with that slight slump that happens about a week later when getting up to go to school is neither new or exciting. I have to say, it’s been pretty interesting with both of the boys heading off to school this year. I haven’t quite gotten used to the quiet yet and I still have that big “yay they’re coming home!” smile in the pick up line. You know the one, right? Anyone taking bets on how long that lasts? Lol!

So, to capture all those great moments this year, I created Smarty Pants. It’s a huge collection filled with fun elements in bright, fun colors to scrap those memories with the same sort of happy feel that those first day smiles brought on. Smarty Pants is on sale for 30% off for one week, so check out these previews and grab them before the sale ends!


And here are the extra goodies (and a look at the papers and alphas)


Or, check out the bundle pack to save even more!



And be on the lookout for my newsletter! It will have this cute word art freebie. And don’t worry, if you aren’t subscribed yet, when you subscribe, you’ll get them, too. 🙂



And congratulations to Sara Tomlinson who said “The thing I love most about back to school time is shopping for school supplies! ybkids always groan about having to think about school….but, to me, the best things are sharp, unused crayons in a box and a brand new package of markers or pens!!!” Be on the lookout for an email from me to get this collection for free!


Happy scrapping and God bless! – Amanda


Summer Fun July BnP Release

Summer is here! And with Summer comes many exciting adventures. One of my favorite from childhood was camping with my family. I loved it! So, I created Summer Fun, a fun, colorful camping themed kit to coordinate with the Scraps N Pieces July Bits N Pieces Collections. Each piece is only $1 now through July 7th!

Check out these previews (each linked to the store):


Thank you for everyone who commented telling me about your fun camping memories. I really enjoyed reading them and thinking about my own memories and those that my children are making. I used and the winner is

Karen who said, “I love the colors of your new kit. I see that you have a little trailer in the sneak peek. That was my favorite part of camping as a child. We had 4 kids and 2 adults packed into a little pop up trailer…was a cozy family! I loved all the new friends we made at the campground, all those warm summer days swimming, evenings catching fireflies, roasting mallows and drinking cocoa!”

Congratulations Karen! I’ll be sending you an email to claim your prize in a little while.

And don’t forget about my Creative Team call! (More info in the Creative Team Call blog post.)


Happy Scrapping and God bless! – Amanda


Busy Body Templates Vol 2 Now on Sale

Wow, you guys really loved Busy Body Templates and inspired me to create Busy Body Templates Vol 2. I had a great time creating this set and love how it turned out. I hope you do, too!


Make sure to check them out while they’re on sale for just $2.00 (sale ends June 18th, 2015).

I really enjoyed reading all the summer comments on my blog yesterday. One of my favorite activities is taking the kids to the park or waterpark. We start off the summer with one of the boys’ birthday and end with the other ones birthday.

Congratulations to the winner (choosen by! And the winner is …

Stacey who said “I live in Las Vegas, I hate summer! my favorite thing to do is stay inside and avoid the sun! good time to craft and scrap to hot to do anything else! love your templates! thanks so much for the chance!”

I’ll be sending you an email shortly, Stacey! 🙂

Until next time, happy scrapping and God bless! – Amanda

Journalers Vol 2

Hey everyone! I’m super excited about this week’s release. Journalers Vol 1 was such a success that I created Journalers Vol 2. I really hope that you enjoy this collection. Grab it now at just $2! That’s half off the regular price!


I enjoyed reading all of your responses. I haven’t really gotten into Project Life, but I really admire the layout artists who can make these layouts work. Maybe one day I’ll have to give it another try.

I used to choose and winner and the winner is …
who said “These look awesome! I would love to win! Doing my first P52 this year!” Be on the lookout for an email from me! I really hope that these help you out with your first year doing P52! 🙂

And remember, today is the last day to get So Happy Together and all the coordinating pieces (including the bundle!) on sale, it’s 40% off, but it’s only one sale through today!


Until next time, happy scrapping and God bless! – Amanda

Sneak Peek to Win!

Hello all! I meant to have this out earlier (last week in fact!), but “my computer is super slow” turned into my hubby saying “let me tune it up really quickly” which turned into him saying “if it was me, I’d just wipe it and start over.” A corrupted system file and one broken net 4.5 file later and I have a squeaky clean computer, but at least I have an awesome hubby who can take care of that stuff for me, huh?

Anyways, on to the goods, right? If you’ve seen my Journalers Vol. 1 templates in the store you’ve probably noticed that volume 1 looked pretty lonely. No to fear, though, this week’s new release is the second volume in that collection. Perfect for Project Life type projects as well as more traditional scrapbooking.

These will release this Thursday, so leave me a comment here telling me if you do project life type layouts or not and I’ll come back and randomly select a winner to get them for free!

Good luck everyone! Happy scrapping and God bless!

So Happy Together

It’s here! New Release Day! Taking a month off with my daughter (don’t worry, she’s about to make her digiscrap debut!!) has made me really excited for sharing this new collection with you. I’ve missed you all! So, without further adieu, I present So Happy Together!

Each preview is linked to the store.

The kit:


The papers and alpha:




Journal Cards:





And for extra savings, check out the bundle to get all the pieces at a great discount!


And for the much awaited digiscrap debut of Addison:


And some great CT inspiration!



Wow, I loved reading all the things that make you all happy! Thanks for playing along with the Sneak Peek to Win!

And … drumroll please … the winner is …

Comment #20
Dawn who said “Playing with my dogs and the joy in their faces. It never fails to bring a smile to my face!”
I’ll be emailing you later with your coupon!

Make sure to check out So Happy Together this week while it’s 30% off!

Until next time, happy scrapping and God bless!

New Collection – Cheer by Manda Lane Scraps

Good chilly morning to you from my little home. I’m telling you, winter is not my favorite, but I *love* Christmas. For us it’s all about faith and family. (If you’re interested in my faith, check this page.) We love to keep things Christ centered, but we also love the fun, family, and of course, gifts. Watching the kids get all excited about opening them up is so much fun. Which is why it may come as a surprise, but I didn’t have any Christmas themed kits in my store. But don’t worry! I’ve fixed that.

I hope you checked out this month’s blog train. (If not, you can find my part here.) I loved the colors so much that I was inspired to make my newest collection – Cheer. Cheer is a fun Christmas collection made with soft colors. Enjoy the whimsy of the fun doodled characters alongside more modern touches of burlap and kraft. This collection is perfect for scrapping those Christmas memories!


Check out all the fun pieces:

KitFlairsJournal CardsOmbre Papers

GlittersGlitter Embossed Papers – Bundle

So, from my family to yours, I pray for a fun, special, wonderful Christmas season for you all!

Happy Scrapping and God Bless! – Amanda

Falling with You

Hey everyone! I’m so excited for October. Lots of great things (if you can ignore the allergies / sinuses) come this time of the year – leaves changing colors, fall smells, cooler weather, apple cider, and lots of other things. To celebrate, I joined in on the October Bits N Pieces at Scraps N Pieces. The color palette was just beautiful and so I knew I had to get on board.

My collection is called Falling with You. A fun combination of cute love and beautiful fall. Check out the previews and remember that all Bits N Pieces parts are only $1 each for the first week! Woot!


And here’s a little inspiration for you! Didn’t my Creative Team totally rock this set?!


Until next time, happy scrapping and God bless! – Amanda

Cherry on Top Templates

I’m so excited to share these new templates with you. I took some of my very favorite layouts and converted them to templates to share with you!

This classic style of templates features layout with prominent focal points with just a hint of fun on the top to balance everything out – like a cherry on the top of a sundae. You’ll be scrapping in next to no time with these fun templates based off of some of my most favorite layouts in this style. 

Included are the tiff files as well as psd and page files and png layers for use in many programs. 

These templates are for personal use, commercial use, and are ct friendly. 

And congratulations to DebD! You’ve won these! I’ll be emailing you with a coupon in a little while! 🙂

Check them out: (linked to the store)


And here’s a little inspiration for you:


Until next time, happy scrapping and God bless! – Amanda

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Manda Lane Scraps is now at Scrap TakeOut


Well, I guess I’m a little behind with blogging, but I guess it’s time to announce that I’m now a designer at Scrap TakeOut! (Wondering what in the  world happened to me being at Stuff to Scrap? Check out this post.) And make sure to read through the whole post to get to the freebie!


I’ve started adding a few favorites to the store and will be adding more over the next few weeks along with some brand new collections. Here are the ones I’ve added so far (see the related products under each one in the store to see the additional pieces or template sizes or just browse my store to see if anything strikes your fancy!):

Autumn Blessings


Autumn Blessings is a kit perfect for grabbing a warm drink, and muffin, maybe a blanket and those fun Autumn memories to settle down and scrap. Filled with beautiful colors and fun Fall elements, this kit is a must have for any fall stash!

Third is the Word Templates


The rule of thirds is a wonderful way to scrap. It brings a whole new dynamic and perspective to your layouts while showcasing your special moments in the perfect light.

My Third is the Word template set will have you scrapping with the rule of thirds in no time! This set includes 6 templates that employ the rule of thirds. Each template is offered in psd and tiff formats with the png layers included for other programs.

These templates are for personal use, commercial use, and are ct friendly.

I’ve also got a few new releases in the store, too. Check these out:

Our Flairs 


Our flairs is a fun filled kit perfect for scrapping about your everyday adventures. This super fun kit is part of the We Are Memory Keepers 2013 collection started by Adriana’s Cafe.


There are 7 12×12 jpeg glitter sheets and 1 .asl style included. My styles are always made from the glitter sheets, not the other way around, for the best results whether you use the sheets or the styles in your designs.


Get these bonus acrylic styles with the glitters!


Grab both the glitters and the kit in this fantastic money saving bundle!

Check out what my awesome CT and I did with this kit!


Layout by Christie Dawn

Layout by Robin

Layout by Robin


Layout by me, Manda Lane

Bats in my Belfry, Scrap TakeOut October BYOC


Boo! Got a little spookiness to scrap? Well, check out Bats in my Belfry. A little bit of cute and a little bit of spooky come together for the perfect halloween themed kit with these super cute elements!


Pick up the Bats in my Belfry Papers today to add to your stash!


These alphas are free when you purchase the Bats in my Belfry Papers and Elements all month long!


These glitters will add the perfect bit of sparkle.

As always, my glitters are made in full 12×12 sheets and then the styles are created from them, not the other way around, for the very best results whether you use the styles or the glitter sheets.

Plus, get the bonus Acrylic styles, too!


Boo! Got a little spookiness to scrap? Well, check out Bats in my Belfry. A little bit of cute and a little bit of spooky come together for the perfect halloween themed kit.

These templates are in PSD and TIFF formats and include layer pngs to use in other programs.


Grab all the spooky cute pieces of this collection in one money saving bundle!

Check out what my team did with this fun collection:


Layout by Christie Dawn


Layout by Robin

And make sure you stop by my Facebook page to check out this quick page freebie that I made for you all! (And while you’re there, check out the sign up for my new newsletter, too!)


Facebook Quick Page Freebie made using the Bats in my Belfry collection

Phew! That was a ton! Glad you made it to the end. 🙂 Happy scrapping and God bless!