Thursday, September 30, 2010
Hey guys…SP here again :o) This time…with a bunch of brand new products…and a SALE…YAY! Everything in the Shoppe is 25% off (excludes gift cards and professional use products) until October 4th at midnight EST!
I’m going to TRY (if you know me…you know it won’t be easy, lol) to keep this short and sweet…you can always check out the NEWSLETTER for even more info…and of course, visit the product pages (all linked below) for previews, descriptions, etc. :o)
I love that we get to have so much fun with our Halloween kits…though I will say it is getting more and more difficult to keep each one unique, lol! There are only so many colors and characters that are traditional enough to work with most of our halloween pictures…but we will keep it up year after year because it is a blast! You guys know that I prefer cute and whimsical halloween stuff over scary and creepy things…and so I LOVE Goose Bumps :o) It combines the traditional black, orange and purple with green and turquoise…and lots of grays! It’s cute…it’s fun…it’s practical and versatile – so I hope you enjoy scrapping with it! Here are some layouts from me and the girls…
Once in a Blue Moon…though now i’m wondering why I didn’t just name it BLUE MOON? lol! This is a beautiful paper collection…with a bonus, clustered frame! I absolutely love the ‘cool’ and ‘calm’ feel of the papers and how well they go with just about anything! You can easily mix and match them with other kits and products! On my layouts – I loved combining the HopScotch kit with Once in a Blue Moon! I know some of the girls also combined it with the Barefoot collection and others! Recoloring is a pretty simple thing to do…especially when the colors are already in the same ‘color family’. Just a tweak here and there and you are good-to-go! You can see some of our layouts here…and of course – larger versions with more info in the Gallery (just click the image below to go to the Shabby Artist Gallery)…
Finally…I am so happy to introduce this new collection of products :o) So many of you have asked for RECIPE CARD TEMPLATES…and they are here! our resident CHEF (kylie) designed these adorable 4×6 templates and i am head-over-heels for them :o) they are going to make gift-giving this Christmas so much more fun and simple! I love to give baked goodies in addition to the ‘regular’ gifts and I think it is such a nice touch to add the recipe to the gift! of course, these templates would be perfect for quick cards and brag book albums, too…the possibilites are endless! kylie and I put some of our fave recipes to use and created a bunch of example cards for you! I totally enjoyed printing all of these and love having them out on my counter! here are just a few images…you can see more in the previews on the product pages :o)
and last…but NOT least…sweet Denise created several hybrid cards with the new products! she took pics so we could share with all of you :o) check out her gallery for larger images and more info!
Whew! I think that’s it for today, lol :o) I hope you all have a beautiful day (or night) and find some time to scrap! Denise will be back tomorrow with a hybrid project…be sure to check it out :o)
Shoppe News, Uncategorized
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
hey guys :o) SP here! and, it’s FREE DESKTOP time! i had a lot of fun putting together this october desktop…it has a halloween ‘feel’…without having a halloween theme! i know alot of you guys really get into halloween – and others, not so much (i’m kinda in the middle, lol)! so, i worked with our new kit (COMING SOON…like tomorrow, lol) and left out the true halloween elements and papers :o) i hope you guys enjoy it…
CLICK HERE to download the 1024×768 version
CLICK HERE to download the 1280×800 version
so be on the lookout sometime tomorrow for a bunch of new products <and perhaps a site-wide SALE?> :o) it is NOT quite calendar release time yet (lol)…though i promise we are working ’round the clock on them and will release them as soon as they are ready to go! this year’s calendars are definitely my favorite yet…i think (hope) you will find them ‘worth the wait’, lol! nicole has really outdone herself…yet again!
have a WONDERFUL day (or nite)…i better get back to work, he he :o) i’ll see ya back here tomorrow!
Free Desktops, Uncategorized
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Hello everyone! It’s Kylie and I’m here with this week’s completely wonderful Product Spotlight.
It’s the BELLA Collection!
The kit is on sale in the Shabby Shoppe this week for only $5.50 (that is a 31% saving!)
At first look it’s obvious – one of the prettiest girl kits ever! :o) This oh-so-cute kit is just bursting at the seams with shabby loveliness. I love all the papers. There is a selection of 14 (yes, that’s right I said fourteen) papers that you can mix and match to your hearts desire – floral, polka-dot, plaid, toile, stripes, the all important neutrals! Some are classic, some ornate, some whimsical and others are just plain fun! But all are cheerful and full of sunshine! And same goes for all the beautiful little embellishments. I’m having a real battle with deciding my favorite piece – I think the little paper birdies come out on top! But then again, I do have a soft spot for the delicate garden borders and the gingham bows. Pretty!! :o)
Here is the layout I created with some of my favorites.
Now, let’s take a second look at this kit and see its versatility! Like all Shabby Princess kits there is always potential to scrap a page for anyone and anything. So let’s scrap a boy layout with this super girlie kit. No problem!! ;o)
See – girl free zone! Everything on the page is from the Bella Collection, except I just had to add some sweet little car and plane digital stickers from the Hodge Podge collection “Things That Go”. They went with my title and are way too CUTE not to use! (Plus the fact that I can very rarely use just the one kit for a layout.) But really, I could have left them off the page and still achieved my ‘bella’ (or rather, bello) boy look. BONUS time: along with the Bella Collection being discounted this week, Things That Go is also on SALE this week! YAY! You can pick up these cute little digi stickers for just $1.68!
Here’s a preview of the beautiful ‘Bella’ creations that will soon be popping up in the Gallery from our very own Shabby Artists.
Have a HAPPY TUESDAY and see you all back here tomorrow for some Shoppe tips and tricks! :o)
Product Spotlight, Uncategorized
Monday, September 27, 2010
Happy Monday, everyone! This is an extra special Monday, as we’re moving our LAYOUT OF THE WEEK posts from Saturdays to Mondays, and I am honored to select this week’s layout. No matter which day we host LOTW… it’s always a tough decision! But as soon as I saw this one, I just fell in (ladybug) love, as it has all of my favorites! The color red, ladybugs, and a darling little princess. How utterly adorable is she sleeping peacefully on her sister’s pillow? The journaling tells the whole sweet story. Congrats to acmckelvey and her ladybug love:
For me, it’s just the perfect amount of everything: a precious photo, great color scheme & balance, wonderful titlework, awesome little details & descriptive journaling. Come to think of it, this talented lady has had a streak this week (Hey! I’m a poet & didn’t know it!!)… Check out her gallery & see what she’s been up to lately. Congrats again, acmckelvey… enjoy your gift card to the Shabby Shoppe!
And a big thanks to everyone again for all the amazing layouts, keep fillin’ up the gallery, ya’ll! Can’t wait to see what I fall in love with next! Check back in with us tomorrow for Kylie’s Product Spotlight… until next time, Happy Scrappin’!
Layout of the Week, Uncategorized
Saturday, September 25, 2010
hey guys…SP here :o) i hope you all had a great week…and that your weekend is already off to a wonderful start!
i wanted to let you all know that we are working on some updates to the BLOG here at the Shoppe…and that includes schedule changes! we are going to work on five posts per week (instead of six) and take the weekends ‘off’ :o) so, that means that the LAYOUT OF THE WEEK posts will be moving to Mondays (what a great way to start the week, huh?)…AND…we will be adding some fun new ideas and content next month as well! i hope that you’ll find the blog even more organized and fun and helpful after we implement all of these changes and updates – i know that i’m looking forward to it!
beyond that…i’m still super duper busy with calendars (and lots of other fun products as well) and can’t wait to share them with all of you! in the meantime though…expect to see some new ‘stuff’ late next week :o)
have a beautiful and blessed weekend…and we’ll see you back here on Monday!
Layout of the Week, Shoppe News, Uncategorized