Sunday, November 29, 2009

Coupon Blog Hop!

Well.. as if all the fantastic savings at Scrap Matters over the weekend for Black Friday weren't enough, a few of the designers are joining together to give you EVEN MORE savings! Hop on the coupon train and collect a whole series of codes to give you EXTRA DISCOUNTS valid TODAY only!

You should have just come from Heather's blog - Haynay Designs - and next you'll travel on to Wendy - aka WM[squared] Designs. But before you do, snag this coupon and fill your cart - or sleigh..

And don't forget to mark your calendars.. My CT is hosting a daily download on their blog starting December 1st. You won't want to miss it!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

One More Sleep

Happy Black Friday!! To my U.S. friends, I hope your Thanksgiving celebrations were filled with family, friends and food, with lots of opportunities to remember the many things you have to be grateful for.. And if Thanksgiving isn't a holiday you celebrate wherever you are, please take a moment to consider all of the many blessings in your life - you'll be glad you did.. :D

Now.. on to my latest and greatest.. I have collab'd for my kit this week with a dear friend of mine who used to work with me as a member of my Creative Team.. She has moved on to designing now, and asked if I'd do a kit with her.. How could I say no? You may have already guessed, but it's Jen - aka Graham Like the Cracker - and we are SO excited to show you what we've got... So let's get to it! ;)
One More Sleep by Stolen Moments & Graham Like the Cracker
This eclectic mix of classic-meets-contemporary comes with a whopping 21 papers, 50 elements and a full alpha! From Santa, to snowmen, to angels and doves, this kit has everything you need to preserve all those precious holiday moments.. And if that wasn't enough, we also have some coordinating accent labels...
Included are 25 labels to add just the perfect touch to any holiday or winter page.. They also come in stamp form with a transparent background, to allow more creative flexibility.. But guess what?!? You can get the kit, the labels and Jen's glitter styles and SAVE when you buy the bundle...

Now check out these awesome pages from my ever-so-dedicated Creative Team..
They totally rock! :D

When I posted the sneak peek on Wednesday, I had a little contest for one of you to win.. It was so fun to hear all the crazy/funny experiences you all have had while searching out a great bargain, and the lucky winner is.. Angela Eischens. Email me at the address in my left sidebar to receive your coupon.

Now, if you think this kit is for you, there's no better time than the present to snatch it up! Scrap Matters is having a HUGE sale this weekend, with discounts as high as 45% on Friday, down to 25% off on Monday. There is also an AWESOME 41-piece template pack that you'll receive FREE with any purchase of $20 or more - trust me, you don't want to miss out on that!
Any bundles in my store are excluded from the extra discount, but perhaps some of these products will spark an interest - or maybe they've been waiting anxiously in your wish list for you to snatch them up.. Well, now's the time!

That's it for me, but here are just a few reminders - Stolen Moments is now on Facebook, so go become a fan to participate in contests and receive exclusive coupons & freebies! AND if you haven't checked out my CT blog lately, you really should.. The girls host challenges at least once a week for you to win GC's to my store, and they even hand out a freebie now and then as well!

Don't forget to stop by on Monday for the Coupon Blog Hop hosted by several of the Scrap Matters designers to help you get a few extra discounts on top of the already great sale prices.. Until then...
Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sneak Peek & Chance To WIN!!

Hey everyone!! I was a bit late getting my newest kit to my CT **blush* * so they're hard at work making all sorts of beautiful things for you to look at... Sooo... I thought I'd pop on and give you the sneak peek here, rather than make them do it on their blog.. So... you wanna' see?...

Totally fun, right? This is a collab with someone I've never collab'd with before, but I've definitely worked with her before.. ;) I think you'll really love it! And one of you is just lucky enough to win it! To be entered, leave a comment here by 8pm EST on Thursday telling me the craziest thing you've ever done to get something on sale.. I'll randomly pick a winner and announce him/her when I reveal the kit on Friday..

And speaking of sales and Friday.. Don't forget about the AWESOME Black Friday sale going on at Scrap Matters this Fri-Mon..

These are rare discounts you definitely don't want to miss out on! AND you'll get a killer pack of 40+ templates FREE with any purchase of $20.00 or more - trust me - it's an absolute must-have! PLUS in celebration of Cyber Monday, a bunch of the SM designers are having a coupon-blog-hop for you to stock up on all kinds of extra discounts to layer on top of the already reduced prices.. How fun is that?!? *Just a tip, to help speed things up for you and "avoid the rush" get everything loaded into your wish lists now, so it's all ready to just add to your cart and go.*

See you on Friday, and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win! :D

Friday, November 20, 2009

*NEW* Kit & Templates!!

Some of my favorite memories from when DH and I were "courting" were of us fixing up a nice & steaming mug of hot chocolate and going for walks during those soft and peaceful snowfalls you get late at night. Sometimes, we'd even splurge and buy hot chocolate from the cafe in the campus library *gasp*! Of course the best part was stirring it with a candy cane from the first batch we saw hit the stores - that was the true sign that winter was upon us.. These fond memories were the inspiration behind my newest kit, Chocolate Frosted Snowflakes..

With 12 papers, 37 elements and a full alpha, this kit is sure to have something for everyone looking to scrap those pics of little ones playing in the snow or beautiful, glistening white landscapes...

Now - do you ever just look at a layout and think, "Wow - where do I start?" You know those people - the ones who have a knack for putting more on a page than you ever thought humanly possible, and still make it look good? That's how I feel every time I look at one of Lori's {loribear's} layouts.. Sooo... I thought I'd take on the challenge and make a set of templates so those of us {ME} who can't quite pull it off can get a head start.. And let me tell you - I had no idea how truly intricate and detailed her pages were until now.. I definitely have a new-found appreciation for her talent! Check it out...

Both of these new products will be 20% off Friday and Saturday only, and if you didn't get enough eye candy from the previews, check out what my CT and some of the Scrap Matters CT have done with them...

Just a few reminders - Stolen Moments is now on Facebook, so go become a fan to participate in contests and receive exclusive coupons & freebies! AND if you haven't checked out my CT blog lately, you really should.. The girls host challenges at least once a week for you to win GC's to my store, and they even hand out a freebie now and then as well!

That's it for me this week, but stay tuned for next week, when I'll have a beautiful new collab for you with someone I've never partnered with before - you're going to LOVE it!!
Happy scrapping!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Grab Bag Reveal & 3 NEW Products!!

Can you believe another week has come and gone?!? And of course my team and I have been so super busy putting together some great NEW products for you.. But before we get to that, I wanted to "officially" reveal the contents of my DSD Grab Bag...

First.. there was a FULL KIT in there!
With some great help & suggestions from my Creative Team, I put together Tenderly.
I am also making the alpha available separately...
And of course you can't go wrong with templates!
Inspired by some of my very own layouts, this pack is perfect for helping you showcase a single photo.
And finally a couple of stash-builders to help you add just the perfect little details to complete your page..

What a steal for a grab bag, right? Well.. if you missed out on snagging it this past week, all of the items are now in my shop individually so you can pick and choose what you like.. BUT if you did pick it up {thank you}, and are itching for even MORE Stolen Moments goodies, you're in luck! Check out what NEW products I'm releasing this week.. {These will all be 20% off Friday & Saturday only.}

A brand new set of templates - inspired by my ever-so-talented CT member, Yolanda.

I have always loved Yolanda's signature style of eye-catching photo editing and creative composition. While these templates won't help your photo editing skills, they will definitely give you a leg-up as far as the overall design of your pages..
Cut It Out: Family

A unique and creative way to add a little something special to your page, these clipping masks can be used in so many ways! Clip a paper to them to make the perfect mat, or stick a photo on top for a totally custom look. Included are 20 family-oriented phrases, each in 4 different shapes - circle, square, portrait & landscape.

You can never have enough creative ways to date your pages, so this is a staple you will find yourself going back to again and again! Included in this pack are year/month circles for 2000-2015 and number stamps 0-31. They recolor in snap to create the perfect addition to ANY page!

I'm going to leave you with some awesome inspiration layouts from my CT using these products, but be sure to check back next week, as I have even more yummy goodness coming your way!

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


{Scrap Matters blog train is two posts down, but be sure to check out the awesome news in this post.}

One quick note... due to the high traffic volume that caused so many problems with the site, the 35% off sale at Scrap Matters has been extended through Monday evening.. Yay! So.. if there's something you've just been dying to get, now's the time! Perhaps one of these...?

Now.. in all of the excitement, some of you may have noticed there's a bit of a contest going on at Scrap Matters.. A few of the designers are having a friendly little competition to see who can recruit the most Facebook Fans.. Well, I'm in second place right now - about a mile behind the leader - so I'm going to up the ante a bit.. As a quick reminder, here's what you already get for becoming a fan by 9pm EST Monday...
  • super-cute FREEBIE alpha {shown below}
  • 25% off coupon good till the end of the year
  • TWO $10 GCs will be given out
  • exclusive coupons, contests, & freebies throughout the year

Now.. just to take things up a notch.. If I win, one lucky person will receive an ALL-ACCESS PASS TO MY ENTIRE STORE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR!!! Seriously! You can't lose! So run on over to my FB page quick, become a fan, then tell your friends! If they write on my wall telling me you referred them, you name will be entered into all the drawings twice - for each friend! We need at least 200 more fans in the next 22 hours.. Do you think we can do it???

Thanks for your help and support.. Have fun playing with all the fun new goodies you gathered over the weekend, and I'll see you on Friday with some great new releases.. :D

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Scap Matters Sale EXTENDED!!!

{Looking for the blog train? Check one post down.}

Wow! What a busy, busy day this was! It was so busy, in fact, that the server at Scrap Matters had a hard time keeping up.. {as was the case at a lot of stores, I think}.. And in honor of those of you trying your best to get in on the 35% off PU/25% off CU sale, we are extending it until Sunday the 8th at 9pm EST. That's 18 extra hours of extra savings.. After which it will be 25% off PU/15% off CU - still a great deal! Thank you so much for your patience with all of this - it's very exciting to see everyone so pumped to spend their day with us.. Those of you waiting for your PayPal to go through, I know the admin team is hard at work getting those pushed so you can get your downloads and start playing.. Thanks again, and happy DSD!! :D

Scrap Matters Blog Train.. WAHOOOO!!

Alright folks.. I hope you're enjoying DSD weekend as much as I am! Wow! So much FUN everywhere! Have you stopped in to see all the great things going on at Scrap Matters? If not, you should! Here's a quick reminder about the sale we have going on - you can click the image to be taken to our DSD forum, too..

And check out this awesome collab! It was put together by the SM Design Team, and it is just FABULOUS! Perfect for capturing those "everyday" moments in your life.. And the best part? It's FREE with a $15 purchase anytime between now and Monday! Wahoo!!

And.. just because we love you so much, OVER 40 people from the SM Staff have come together to make one KILLER of a blog train! {The catch - all the links will be taken down on Thursday the 12th, so be sure to grab it by then.. Afterward, the contents of the entire blog train will be available for purchase in the Scrap Matters shop.} You should have just come from The Geeky Diva's blog, and now here's my portion....

This freebie has expired, but the entire blog train will soon be available for purchase in the Scrap Matters shop! Thanks for looking.. :)

{We interrupt this broadcast to announce that Stolen Moments is now on Facebook. Go become a fan by 8pm EST Monday to receive a 25% off coupon good until the end of the year, and be entered to win one of TWO $10 gift certificates. Your name will be entered twice for each friend that writes on my wall telling me you referred them. I'm currently at 100 fans.. If I get to 125, there might even be a freebie involved! Go HERE to become a fan... We now return to your regularly scheduled program.}

Now head on over to Stefanie's blog to snag her piece. If you've missed a stop along the way or get lost, feel free to check in with the Scrap Matters blog, as it will have the whole blog roll listed for you. And please, be patient as we are in different time zones if something isn't up yet.. and as always - mind your manners and say thank you as you ride.. Enjoy!! :D

Friday, November 6, 2009

More More MORE!!!

Wow! I tell ya - crazy crazy crazy everywhere! So many sales and parties and chats... Seriously - where to begin?!? How about the friendliest place on the web.. Scrap Matters, of course! Check out what we have going on.... Sales, contests, games, prizes, blog trains, and SO MUCH MORE!!!

{click the image to be taken to the forums to start joining in the fun}

And just a quick heads-up.. Anyone who makes a single purchase of $15 or more over DSD Weekend will receive this AWESOME collab for FREE!!
And what's more, starting Saturday, over 40 people have put together one
AMAZING blog train FULL of goodies that coordinate perfectly with the kit..
Don't forget to come back here and check it out!

In other exciting news...

How fun is that?!?! Become a fan and get all the updates you want - right at your fingertips.. Streaming blog feeds - mine and the CT blog - sneak peeks, exclusive coupons, you name it! So go! Sign up! If I get more than 50 fans, I might even up the prize level.. Heck, if I get more than 100 I may even up it some more... you never know.. So be sure to tell your friends, too! :D

And of course... it wouldn't be DSD without a grab bag, right?
This is my very first one, and I'm so excited to show you how it turned out... Take a look...

Now.. I'm not going to show you what's in there, but I'll give you some clues..
Look at all the pretties my CT made using the bag...

Still not enough of a clue for you? Well... Then head on over to the shop, and take a peek at the detailed images.. You'll find all you need to know right there... The bag will only be available thru Nov.11th, at which point it will be split up and the contents loaded into my shop individually.. Be sure not to miss out on this GREAT opportunity!

And can you believe it?!? There's MORE!!! My CT has a contest going on over at their blog right now, too.. Anyone who purchases my DSD Grab Bag this weekend just needs to leave a comment with their order number, and you'll be entered to win a $5 GC to my store.. Just think - if you won that and the Facebook contest, that's $15 in Stolen Moments goodies - FREE! {Maybe more, depending on how many FB fans I get.} ;)
Check out the CT blog for more details.

Well kiddos - I'm sure you have lots of celebrating, shopping and blog-hopping to do, so I'll let you get to it..
Have a happy and safe weekend, and Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sneak Peek

Head over to my CT blog for a look at what I have coming out tomorrow.. There's even a chance to win!! :D