Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Adventure, New Kit, and a New Freebie!

First, some sad news: Sunshine Studio Scraps will be down for the first few weeks of August for server upgrades. This is a good thing, because it will be so much faster when it returns, but also a little sad, because I will have nowhere to "hang out" during that time, and nowhere to release my newest products...


I am SO completely excited to tell you this great news! I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for the month of August at Scrap Matters! I've been traveling this long and complicated road to get here since December, and now I'm just thrilled to have finally made it! The timing just couldn't have been better... So, what does that mean for you? Well, first of all, a NEW KIT! Check it out...
Summer Sailor - NEW & EXCLUSIVE to Scrap Matters

I started this kit about 2 months ago, but then got into a bit of a slump and just couldn't finish it. Apparently this guest spot was just the push I needed, because once I put my mind to it, it came together in a flash. Take a look at what my fabulous CT has done with it:

Jewelle {jubeejewels}

Lori {loribear}

Lori N {loaner}

The ladies at Scrap Matters played around with it, too.. Here's what they came up with...


In addition to my Scrap Matters Exclusive products, I will also be re-releasing some of my older items to the store each week. Here's what I have for you this week:

By popular demand, I am pulling this favorite out of the retirement vault. If you missed it while it was at Digital Candy, grab it now! Once the month is over, it's gone for good..


This is a great opportunity to snag up some of the items you've been wanting but haven't yet, because...
What's a great event like this without a sale??


So I hope you stop by to check out my new digs... And of course, I have a freebie sampler for you that coordinates with Summer Sailor. Enjoy, and I'll see you next week!

password: sailaway

Newsletter Freebie

Are you looking for a versatile alpha that can be your go-to-in-a-pinch choice? Then take a peek over at my left side bar and sign up for my newsletter. You'll receive this little alpha pack as a freebie just for signing up! Enjoy!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Hodge Podge

Hello again! I hope you've all had a great week! We've been pretty low-key around here, but sometimes it's nice to take things easy.. :) Today I have a new alpha set to show you.. It's super fun and super versatile.. I think you'll really like it..

I dug out my old paper scrapping stuff, and stamped the day away. Included are alpha sets in 3 beautiful colors that are a snap to recolor if you so desire. There are 3 sets of all the vowels, and most consonants, as well as 2 versions of numbers 0-9 and a few symbols. It's just a mish-mash of fonts that will add a little bit of character to your pages. And, lucky for you, they are 20% off today and tomorrow only! :D

I didn't give my girls as much time to play with these as normal, so you only get two inspiration layouts, but I think the do a great job of showing off the stamps.. :)

In other news.. I've released a few smaller products to the store this month for various participation prizes, and so forth.. Here's a look at them in case you haven't had a chance to see them yet..

These little phrase frames are just perfect for adding a personal touch to your layouts. Layer them directly onto your photo for a custom look, or use them as a border for your page.. The possibilities are endless! Here are some samples from my CT:

I also made up this funky little mini.. There are 8 papers and 16 elements that can be used for SO many types of layouts! Just check out all the pages the ladies over at SUN have done!

And last but not least, a few more CT layouts with Play All Day.. Aren't these gals great?!?

Kate - she also used my Oh So Negative template pack..

And guess what?!? You have a chance to WIN Play All Day, too! All you need to do is blog about the kit, including a preview that links to the store, then post in THIS thread at SUN with your blog address, and you'll be entered! The deadline is July 28th, at which point one of the Wonder Girls will chose a random winner.. Easy a pie, right? So get to it!! :D

Well.. Thanks for bearing with me.. I hope you enjoyed all the eye candy.. I'm off to do some dishes and other *fun* things.. {can you sense the sarcasm?} But I'll be back next weekend with a SUPER cute new kit for you - and a few surprises as well! ;)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

CT Call

No, no, no.. Not me.. although I know you're all beating down the doors to sign up.. rofl - j/k! ;) BUT.. it is my super-talented CT member, Jen, who's having the call. She designs under the name Graham Like the Cracker, and does some really cute stuff.. Check it out HERE, then head on over to her blog and say hello.. Oh yeah! And don't forget to apply, you'll be glad you did.. :D

Friday, July 17, 2009

Play All Day with a Blog Train!!

Ok - as exciting as this post is for me, it's going to be short and sweet since I've been sick sick sick since Monday night - yuck! Anyway - I have arrived. I have officially been designing for a whole year now, and I think that's just SO exciting!! To celebrate, I'm having a sale at my store at SUN.. {Your discount will be shown at checkout.} Secondly - which I'm VERY excited about - I have a new kit out! It's a collab with Scraps by Jenn, called Play All Day. It is such a fun {and HUGE} kit with fabulous colors I'm sure you could use for almost any layout showcasing your little ones.. Check it out for yourself! {There are 32 papers, 69 elements and 2 full alphas.}
And here are some great inspiration layouts from my CT.. They do such a great job and showing the versatility of a kit.. I'm so lucky to have such an awesome team!! :D

And as one final celebration, some of mine and Jenn's CT members have teamed up to bring you a screamin' blog train! You'll find QPs, brag books, and even a few custom-designed add-ons here and there.. So, grab your first piece from me - courtesy of my too-sweet CTM, Kate - then hop on board to snag the rest of the goodies they've cooked up for you.. Enjoy!! :D

password: play

The rest of the train:
Amber - {you are HERE}
Jewelle -
Kathy -
Lori N -
Lori W -
Nicole -
Jenn -
Diana -
Jewel -
Laura -

{As always, please be patient and courteous regarding time zones.
If something isn't quite up yet, check back in a few hours.}

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Anniversary Sale and a NEW Kit!

Hey everyone.. I can't believe it, but I've been designing for a year now.. I've had so much fun and learned SO much! I'm having a little bit of a sale this weekend to celebrate..

I will also be releasing a new kit on Friday - a collab with Scraps by Jenn, the same team-up that brought you Wynken, Blynken & Nod. AND... my CT is putting together some extra goodies for you blog train style, so be sure to check back in on Friday to see all the fun things we've got going on. :D

**I know I promised a freebie kit, but between real life being crazy, and a few exciting opportunities that have taken all my freebie designing time, I won't have one done in time for you.. BUT.. I will soon.. promise.. :D**

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Christmas in July!

Please forgive me while I take this moment to do a little bit of gift-revealing for my CT. I put everyone's names into a hat and then assigned people a secret friend. They could make a layout, a quick page, a mini kit, purchase a gift certificate - whatever they wanted.. Just a little something to break up the monotony of having the kids home all day during the summer break.. And, because it's fun to do something nice for someone every once in a while.. So.. ladies.. Here you go :D