Thursday, June 26, 2014

I have some sad news to report. Last week one of my CT members (Cath) died suddenly of a heart attack. One could easily recognize Cath's amazing page layouts and I was always impressed when she would whip together one of her very best pages within 15-20 minutes. Cath was a purely sweet soul as well.  We loved her and will miss her very much. I would say any designer lucky enough to have worked with her really did have a dream team member. 

Please look at some of my favorite "purely Cath" layouts. Her Gallery is here.





"My Favorite"

Cath had been anxiously awaiting the completion of this collab between myself and Vicki of Dana's Footprint Digital Designs. She had insisted we get together since Cath was on both creative teams and thought our styles would blend well together. 






Creative Team Layouts

Cat

Claire

Lisa

Sharon

Kirstie



Conny

Susan

Gloria

This kit is dedicated to Cath. Vicki and I will donate all the proceeds of this collab to her family. It will be available until Aug 31 and is 20% off this weekend only.







Thursday, June 5, 2014

Collab, Coupon, Freebies galore!

I am so excited to tell you...we are adding all kinds of really interesting and different challenges over at Mscraps, we added a lot of peeps to the team and we are making M the place to be.

We have some new designers joining us and right away I knew I wanted to do a collab with one of them - Grace of Hat of Bunny and I put this beauty together. Our teams did an amazing job with it, don't you think? Click image to head over to the store.  You might even want to check out this challenge, this kit might just be perfect for it!





Check out these gorgeous layouts from the team, and the freebies to follow!











Grab this freebie right here, then check out my Facebook and Newsletter for the other coordinating pieces!


These freebies are available here:

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That's not all!!!  

COUPON ALERT!!! 
Coupon good for my entire PU Store!
I had a birthday this past Saturday and I wanted to tease everyone with a contest to guess my age. It was fun, because I'm told that I do not look my age. There were some silly guesses as well, but in the end the reveal is that I am 54. I feel 35 in my mind and I act 12 some days. To thank my customers and those who played, I am offering a coupon for 27% off personal use items (except collabs). Buy as much as you want, and as often as you need the code. It's like my whole store is on sale---until June 15th!






Thursday, May 15, 2014

CU/PU Vintage Sheet Music Galore!

I knew that when I got started, I wouldn't be able to stop. 

A while back I scored an amazing deal - a box-full of antique piano sheet music. I dragged it off the shelf and got completely lost while looking through them. The oldest date I found was 1898. It was easy to step back and imagine living in that era.
Just a few names you may have heard of... Al Jolson, Marie Cahill, Gene Autry, and the Marx Brothers to start. Speaking of the Marx Brothers...can you spot Groucho? These sheets are useful for making stamps to create amazing papers or can be used as is in your Personal Use kits. Take a closer look at some of the vocabulary and styles of the day. Save more when you buy the whole bundle!
These will be 20% off through Sunday...and when you buy them bundled, you'll get the best savings.
Have a great trip down memory lane just like I did!





Til next time!


Friday, May 2, 2014

2 amazing blog trains and a gorgeous new kit!



Happy inter-National Scrapbooking Day!  There is a lot going on this weekend - a sale, a fantastic new kit, challenges and not one but TWO blog trains!  

First up - the kit!  Burst of Spring can't help but bring some cheer back! Perfect for sunny day, renewal and just plain ol' feeling good pages.  The bright colors and earthy elements are sure to put a smile on your face.





There's also a free glitter style pack with purchase for you to add some sparkle to your pages!




The CT has done an incredible job showcasing this kit, just check out this great inspiration:


Layout by Cath

Layout by Conny

Layout by Lisa 

Layout by Trina

Layout by Lisa

Layout by Sharon

Layout by Catherine

Layout by Gloria


MScraps is also having a huge sale - my store is 40% off, so if there are any previous releases you've been wanting to snag, NOW is the time to do so!   There's also a FWP for purchases over $10 or $20 store-wide - so check it out!





Add to this, there are a whole bunch of challenges on May 3rd to celebrate Scrapbooking Day.  I'm hosting the 'Every Little Bit' challenge, watch for it at 19:00 (GMT). I give you a free mini kit to play with, so be sure to come by and play on Saturday!  There will be prizes, of course!

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Blog Hop #1 - Something Kinda Wonderful





Click the image below to take you to my portion of this Blog Hop - Then click on the tab called Fan Freebie. Just be sure to "like" my fb page.  I hope you like it!  When you use it please leave a comment with your page so I can see it!




You should have come here from Joyful Heart Designs
Next Stop: Lisete Scrap.  
If you're totally lost, go to the first stop - MScraps Forum.

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Blog Hop #2 - Commercial Use 
The sale is also happening on our commercial use side of the store. You'll save 40% off my CU products. A bunch of us made a 2nd bloghop just for you. 




Here is my portion of the CU blog hop - click the preview to download.





You should have arrived from Heather T
and the next stop is Marta Designs

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Whew - I think that's it!  Thanks for making it to the end - hope to see you in the forum, celebrating one of our favorite holidays!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Stormy Sunshine and a couple of freebies

Get ready for some really pretty stuff! I was struggling for a name for these newest sets of packs and asked my team for ideas. My CTM Sharon captured the words to describe the colors and feel of this kit perfectly, by saying it reminded her of the sky after a rain but just before the rainbow. I have to agree. Thanks, Sharon!

There are a few extra packs this time...Besides the papers and elements, I made a cluster pack (I love em all!!!) and a fun alpha to match...actually that alpha will pretty much work with ANY kit, so check it out too. Now the good part...these packs are each either $1 or $2..but only for the first week of release...After that, the whole set combined would cost $11.50.





Amazing Layouts by the team!

by Cath


by Yvonne (Mijo)


by Sharon


by Cat


by Lisa


by Conny


by Jetje



both by Linda (hondachicc)


I saw this image on a facebook post and the funny thing is, the guy in the photo was not the first thing that caught my attention...LOL! It was the background on the wall! I made you a paper inspired by it and I am giving it away. Every time you use this overlay, think of Tyler.


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....and

While you are there on my facebook page, click to sign up for my newsletter if you haven't already. I am giving away this quickpage.

And here is a reminder that Chateau Rose is part of April's Spotlight Sale. Save 25% through the end of the month. Last time for this pricing in a while!
Until next time,