Friday, November 23, 2012

Huge Black Friday Savings & 2 New Products!

Wow - Friday is finally here and I'm so excited!  I haven't had to work since Tuesday this week, so my schedule has been all kinds of off.  I've been so excited for the Black Friday sale at ScrapMatters and my new releases that it's just seemed to drag on and on.  Thankfully, though, I've been able to spend some wonderful time with my family, get caught up on a few projects - you know, cleaning the house and such, lol - and just generally relax.  I had a great Thanksgiving - complete with two dinners! - and among those things I'm most thankful for, the opportunity I have to learn and grow each day, have a creative outlet that is supported by such amazing, genuine, talented and generous people as you definitely ranks near the top.  Thank you so much for your continued support and cheerleading - for letting me try and eek out a wee bit of a living doing something I love and having enough faith in me to use my products to record your precious memories.  I am so blessed!


This week I have two AMAZING new products for you.. First, a template collab grab bag with some of the top template designers in the industry - I'm kind of in awe of them, really.. ;)

This is only available thru Monday for the small price of $5 - that's 70% off the regular value!


Next is a gorgeous new collaboration with Nicole of Sugarplum Paperie.  I was so honored when she contacted me to collab, and I'm kind of in love with what we came up with..

With a warm and cheery palette and a variety of elements, this kit is perfect for capturing those moments spent with loved ones, both on the road and once you get there!


ScrapMatters is also having a pretty awesome sale this weekend - check it out..

Just a hint.. keep an eye on the shop Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 6pm to get some killer deals from yours truly.. ;)

And with that,  I'm off.  Have a happy and safe weekend - whatever you're doing - and as always, happy scrapping!  :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Black Friday Sneak Peek

What kind of a Black Friday would it be without a new release from Amber?  She has a couple of fun new releases coming out this week.  One of these releases is a collab with a new-to-Amber partner.  Be sure and pop over to THIS POST at ScrapMatters for a chance to win this lovely collab!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Celebrate DSD with Me!

Woohoo!!!  DSD is here, and I'm not sure I've survived all the prep-work between my stuff and SM stuff, lol.  I finished uploading my last kit literally 10 minutes before it went live last night, but I think you'll really like what I've got for you.. Check it out..

Previously released as my featured designer FWP kit, Jane is now available for purchase.  Check out these GORGEOUS CT pages:

by Debby

by Andrea

by Tanya

by Cheryl

by Niki

Next up is a super FUN collab I did with Sandra of Studio 68.  We've been wanting to do this for a while now, and finally managed to squeeze it in..

And finally a bit of a non-traditional take on a Christmas kit.. I have a dear friend who has some tender memories of Christmas-time and the color purple is very special to her, so I wanted to combine the two.. This is my small tribute to her.  <3 br="br">

As I said, these last kits were super late getting out to my team, so I don't have any pages to show just yet.. I'll be adding them to my FB page as they come in, though, so stop by and check them out there.. I'll also be participating in a FB/Blog hop that kicks off tomorrow morning, and will be posting some specials, coupons and other fun things throughout the weekend.  Oh - and I have a little contest going on at SM to win a $10 coupon to my store..

Speaking of sales, though, everything at SM is 40% off thru Sunday - such a screaming good deal, right?

And if that's not good enough.. I have a special EXTRA savings for my fans and subscribers..

And finally.. Go all out and show your scrapping pride with a sweet T!

Phew!  If you made it this far, you deserve a cookie (or 7)!

Have a great weekend, and Happy Scrapping!  :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Smell My Feet!!

Happy Halloween!  A few of the other SM designers and I thought it would be fun to let you go trick-or-treating the digital way today.. :)  Before I give you your treat, check out this lovely sneak peek of ONE of the releases I'll have for you on Friday.. You're going to love it!!  :)

And now your giftie.. A little coordinating freebie.. Enjoy!  And don't forget to say "thank you" as you visit the other stops in the "neighborhood."  :D

----->> Stolen Moments <<----->

Friday, October 19, 2012

Topping it Off..

As a designer, you spend countless hours, selecting, tweaking, photographing, scanning, extracting - getting up close and personal with your kits.  And I'm not going to lie - while I may absolutely LOVE the finished product, and may or may not leave the preview open on my computer to greet me the next day - once I've completed a kit, I kind of never want to see it again.. I need a break.  We need some time apart.  It's not you, it's me.  Maybe that makes me a bad designer, maybe that means.. well, I don't know what it means.  The point is, I rarely scrap with my own kits.  This past week, though, I spent some time with my long lost loves and REALLY enjoyed it!  Just what the doctor ordered for me, and now you can reap the benefits, too!  Introducing... To Top it Off - calendar toppers for the time-conscious gift-giver.

No matter how much we're in denial, no matter how crisp and apple-cider-y the air is, no matter that my lawn has mountains of leaves to be jumped in, the holiday gift-giving season is quickly approaching, and a long-standing favorite for grandparents and other family members is calendars!  These 12 toppers will make creating the perfect gift a breeze, without having to spend weeks and weeks planning and preparing.  Just plop your favorite photos in, save and you're set!  As always, these are 20% off thru Sunday, and you can get a kit from me for FREE when you spend $10 or more at ScrapMatters.

Have a great weekend, and Happy Scrapping!  :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

50% off and FREE Stuff!

One of my favorite new promotions at ScrapMatters is the Featured Designer.. Every two weeks, a new designer is in the spotlight and with that comes a FREE kit when you spend $10 in the store, a chat, blog post, newsletter feature, well.. you get the idea.. ;)  Well, now it's my turn, and I couldn't be more excited!  :)  First up, though, I have one of my favorite kits on sale as part of the Manic Monday sale.. Today ONLY you can grab First of May for 50% off!

Then a free kit.. Whenever you spend $10 in a single order between now and the end of the month, you'll get this beauty for FREE!

And I just have to show you this gorgrous layout just submitted from SM CT, Carol.. (I also have some absolute beauties from my own CT, but will save those for when I officially release the kit.)

And finally.. A chat!

I'd love to spend some time with you tonight!  We'll be having lots of fun, and there will be many prizes to be had.. You don't want to miss it!  :D

Have a great week, and Happy Scrapping!  :)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Something NEW for YOU!

Well my goodness!  It never ceases to amaze me how fast time flies.. and especially these days!  Wasn't I just basking in the warm summer sun while my little one frolicked in the sprinklers?  But here we are at fall - the first frost hit last night - and although this is my favorite season, I'm sad to see the days getting shorter and the nights getting colder.  Ah well, I guess that's why we scrap and take thousands of photos every year (or month, lol) so we have at least some small way to remember these fleeting moments.. *sigh*

Anyhow - I've really got no segue here - I've managed to get buried in life and work (and my other work) and failed to send a newsletter earlier this week when I released my October MAK items.  I was totally in love with this swatch, though, and really like how everything turned out..

I had so much fun with this alpha, I decided to do a more neutral version as well, and when you purchase both, you get 25% off - pretty sweet, right?  ;)

Now - in case you missed the news, ScrapMatters welcomed 4 new designers earlier this week - yay! - and as part of the celebration there was a 30% off sale.. I, of course, totally failed at newslettering before now, and I feel badly that you may have missed out on the sale, so here's a coupon to get 30% off any of my Oct MAK items.
Code: thirty4uafter
Expires: Oct. 7

Have a great weekend, and Happy Scrapping!  :)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Breaking Free...

Today I've got two gorgeous products for you with the option to save when you bundle.. First up, a mini kit I dreamed up while having a dance party with my boys (big and little)...

Not everyone experiences sunshine and roses all day every day.  Blackbird, while initially inspired by the song, embraces the hard times, the rough times, the times we lose hope.  It's okay to be sad, and it's definitely okay to scrap it!  Then maybe at the end of the day you'll see a shining ray of light and the strength to keep going..

Next, the kit from my Mixed Matters Grab Bag last month..

Inspired by the Maya Angelou poem, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," this kit embraces the idea of escaping your own limitations - whether self-imposed or otherwise - and soaring on the wings of freedom.

And of course, if you just HAVE to have both... A bundle that will save you 30% over purchasing them separately..

Now, what's a Stolen Moments post without some seriously gorgeous eye candy?  These are just a few pages from my CT, but there are a lot more in the store - be sure to have a look - I'm totally crushing on all of them!! 







Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Soaring in with a Sneak Peek

Swooping in this week with a bit of a different sneak peek for you.  Amber has created a kit that has a very rich and luxurious feel to it this week.  For a chance to win this head over to THIS THREAD at ScrapMatters!  Oh and check out these colors....gorgeous aren't they?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Templates, Anyone?

Here we are again.. another week, another new release.. I can't even begin to tell you how great it feels to be designing again - yay!  I know time is tight for me - and I'm sure I'm not the only one, lol - and one of the best ways to speed up your memory-keeping is by using templates.  I've compiled four of my own layouts and made them into templates just for you!

You know, as I was scanning through my gallery trying to find these images, not only was I reminded of the memories these pages each document, I was also vividly reminded of the circumstances in which I created them.. Being so proud of the first one because it came out better than I ever imagined.. The 4th of July page that I created as part of the speed scrap at the first Digi Night Out.. Tying the one of me and my new baby into my blog post marking ScrapMatters' 5th birthday, and all of the memories that came with that, both personally and professionally.. And the last one (which I never was able to find in my own gallery) was scrapped as part of a paper scrapping weekend while we were still living in Missouri, and one of my new digi friends and I were the only rogue scrappers going at it on our laptops and having such a good time!  I hope you are able to live, document and cherish your memories in a way that makes you proud of your loved ones and your art, and if me and my designs take even a small part in that journey, I am humbled more than words can say... All I can really say, is THANK YOU.

Have a great weekend, and Happy Scrapping!  :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sneak Peek of the Week

Ready to scrap just like Amber?!   I know I am!  This week Amber is releasing a new product to help you along with that.  Check out the peek below to see what I mean.  Then skip on over to THIS POST at ScrapMatters for a chance to win this great product!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Beautiful New Collab!

So here's the scoop.. Ever since I started out in digi as a freebie hunter over 4 years ago, I've aways kind of idolized KimB.  Her blog posts are such a hoot to read, and her designs are beyond beautiful!  When she guested at SM last summer I was on Cloud 9 - could not even believe we were occupying the same digital space.. Fast forward a year-and-change, and here we are releasing a kit together - and I thought I was on Cloud 9 before!  ;)

Seaside was born out of the request from one of my CT members for a kit to scrap the pics of her family's recent trip to the Oregon coast.  With so many fun and eclectic elements and a color palette I just want to cuddle with, it's perfect for any photos from the beach and more!  Check out these awesome CT pages to see what I mean..

by Debby

by Yolanda

by Niki

by Marlen

Find many more in the store, and as always, it's 20% off through Sunday!  Oh - and if you're a fan on FB there's a special freebie just for you.. ;)

Did you hear the news?!?!  ScrapMatters is having a DT call!  Click to find out more!


.. and one last reminder for all my Utah peeps to come hang out with me next weekend...


Have a great weekend, and Happy Scrapping!  :)