Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Hello Shabby Shoppers! It’s Beckie bringing you this week’s product spotlight! I selected a gorgeous classic collection for today’s showcase…flea market Chic!
I love so many things about this collection! The wonderfully comfortable colors, the worn edged chipboard alphabet, the border and frame stamps – and my absolute FAVE thing about the whole kit is that sweet tiny floral paper! But as always, my fellow shabby artists always impress me and give me so many new ideas. So I hope you see something here that inspires you to pick up this classic collection while it’s ON SALE this week for only $4.50!
Wow, didn’t SP, Kylie, and Anna just rock their layouts!? They’re all so beautiful – yet surprisingly so different! I want to scrap lift them all! For a closer look at each page simply click HERE for the Shabby Artist Gallery.
And finally, my layout. This kit was PERFECT for scrapping about my recent visit with my closest girlfriend from college. We don’t have the opportunity to visit as often as we’d like, so we spent hours just chatting and catching up. And tripping down memory lane, of course! We realized we’ve officially known each other half our lives! Gah! 18 years (yes, we’re both 36!).
Be sure to come back TOMORROW - you won’t want to miss the final Birthday Bash post by SP (and maybe a SALE at the Shoppe? :)! thanks so much for stopping by :)
Product Spotlight, Uncategorized
Monday, May 30, 2011
Hi everyone, Rachel here with my very first blog post ever!!! So bear with me if I am not as great at this as all the other amazing girls :) I had so much fun poring over all the wonderful layouts in the gallery this week. So many amazing scrappers sharing their memories with us, I love it! It finally came down to this beautiful layout for this week’s LAYOUT OF THE WEEK winner!
Playzone by mama2emlj This layout is so cute, it draws you in and keeps you looking at all the little details. Not to mention the cutie pie pics! I love how her papers and colors coordinate with the colors in her photos so well, the placement of her elements and that sideways title! Perfection :)
Congratulations, Mama2emlj! Watch your e-mail for your $10 Shabby Shoppe gift card - and happy shopping :)
Keep posting those layouts, and maybe next week - yours will be featured on the Shoppe’s blog! Be sure to join us tomorrow as Beckie spotlights one of SP’s first kits :)
Layout of the Week, Uncategorized
Friday, May 27, 2011
hey guys :o) SP here again today with our new, free desktop for JUNE! June! Did I really just ‘say’ June?! lol…it is RIGHT around the CORNER…and with the change of the month, comes feelings of summer and picnics and outdoor fun! And, for me, I say ‘BRING ON THE BRIGHTS’ lol! I tend to visualize the seasons by COLOR (anyone else do that?)! So, when I think of Fall/Autumn – I ‘see’ burnt oranges, golden yellows, browns, spice reds! Winter – I immediately get images of cool blues, greys, and muted purples (you can throw in an icy pink, too lol)! Spring…it’s all about the pinks, aquas, greens, corals, etc.! And then…SUMMER! I see picnic, beach and lemonade colors, lol! BRIGHT reds, yellows, oranges, greens, blues – you name it! That is where the inspiration came from for the JUNE DESKTOP :o) These colors just make me happy and ready for the heat! It has a bit of a ‘country picnic’ feel to it, what with the plaids and ditsy florals! But, the addition of the polka dots gives it a little whimsy…while the damasks add a little elegance! However you ‘SEE’ it…I just hope you ENJOY it :o) I loved designing it for you…so have fun adding your photos and/or extra touches (plenty of space left on this one to add a poem, journaling, to-do-list, notes, etc.)!
CLICK HERE to download the 1024×768 version
CLICK HERE to download the 1280×800 version
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by the blog today! We’ll see you back here on Monday with a new LOTW! Until then – have a WONDERFUL weekend! xoxo — SP
and, P.S. as always…kit/product names AND font credits are always listed in the TOU file included with your free download :o)
Free Desktops, Uncategorized
Thursday, May 26, 2011
hi guys, SP here :o) And, I’m very happy to be sharing the MAY templates with you for project SCRAP 2011! Seriously…still in shock that we are almost finished with MAY! It’s been a good month here, albeit BUSY as EVER! We tend to have lots of parties and celebrations during May…so it feels very non-stop, lol! That feeling generally carries on into June and July as well, lol! So, I guess I will just start looking forward to August for a little ‘rest’? LOL! Hopefully not…but it sure seems that way sometimes (yep, I know you girls know just what I’m talking about)! BUT…that doesn’t mean that we can’t find time to SCRAP, too? right?! I tell ya…this project SCRAP is helping me soooooo much! I have truly NEVER been so up-to-date on my photos/events in my LIFE, lol! So, I am LOVING it and hope you are, too :o) I also find that the project is helping to motivate me to take more pics! I keep reminding myself that I do not want to go to work on my templates…and not have enough photos, lolol! Quite the opposite has been true for me so far…I spend a LOT of time trying to narrow down my pics to my fave eight or nine :o) If you have the same problem, remember that you can always add extra pages to your 2011 album! I’m a little worried about just how HUGE mine will end up being…what with all of the ‘extra’ pages and photos, lolol! hmmmm…that’s a GOOD problem to have though :o)
Alright…how about I share those May templates with you now? :o) How do you like my ‘Colors of the Carribean’ color palette? Wishing I was there right now (and that’s literally where the inspiration came from…my daydreams, lol)! LOVE these and hope you do, too!
Project SCRAP ~ bundle ONE is now available for purchase at the Shabby Shoppe…CLICKING HERE will take you straight there!
PLEASE NOTE: if you participated in project SCRAP 2011 right here at the Shabby Shoppe’s BLOG…you do not need to purchase this product. Be sure to check your hard drive before purchasing :o)
You can click on the image above…or, CLICK HERE to download the MAY templates! I’m excited to scrap my May pics with these layout templates…they are so PERFECT (thanks again so much to Kylie for all of her help and work on these)! I think you will really enjoy working on May :o)
Of course, if you are not familiar with our scrap project (if you ARE familiar with it, skip this paragraph, as always lol)…THIS POST is a great place to learn more! Also, if you click on the PROJECT SCRAP 2011 category (on the right side of the blog)…you can ALWAYS easily find ALL posts related to the subject! It’s your go-to place if you want to keep up with everything! But, as a little and quick reminder…here is the project in a nutshell:::
Please, please, please be sure to post your finished May pages (well, all of them, lol) in the project scrap GALLERY! We always look forward to seeing how you work with our project SCRAP templates :o) I’ll be doing a May check-in before long…and will, of course, be sure to include some May inspiration with these newest templates! Until then, have fun scrapping (and photographing)!
I’ll see you back here tomorrow with JUNE’s FREE DESKTOP :o) If you missed yesterday’s post…be sure to scroll down for the free Birthday Bash goodie :o) Have a happy and fun day/night! xoxo –SP
Free (not desktops), project Scrap 2011, Uncategorized
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Hey guys…SP here :o) So, if you have been following the blog…you probably know that we (the blog) recently had our FIRST birthday! The Shoppe’s birthday is in May as well (though the Shabby Shoppe is turning SIX lol)! Anyhoo – we kicked off our BIRTHDAY BASH last week with a gorgeous and free bit of word whimsy :o) As I mentioned then…we will be sharing more fun and free goodies with you over the next couple of weeks…and today I am super happy to bring you installment two of our birthday bash ‘gifts’ :o) Remember…we will be sharing special little gifts to help you create the perfect BIRTHDAY layout when all is said and done!
So, you already have the super fun word whimsy…now – you get the new (and free) PAPER PACK! I put together five new papers to coordinate with the AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER collection (currently on SALE until the end of the month)…and you can either use them now – or wait until the end of the month (maybe a little into June as well) when we have shared the rest of the goodies! I really wanted to give you something that would extend the life of the An Affair to Remember kit! As I’ve said many times…even though it is a ‘birthday/celebration’ kit…I use it ALL THE TIME in my everyday layouts! I find it to be soooooo versatile and practical! But, since it does have plenty of birthday-themed items in it already…I thought it would be fun to share some papers that give you lots of options for non-celebration layouts, too! So, I truly hope you enjoy these papers! Here’s another look at the collection of five papers…
CLICK HERE to download…or simply click on one of the preview images above!
Again…ENJOY, and check back next Wednesday for our next BIRTHDAY BASH share :o)
Have a super happy day/night! Be sure to stop back by tomorrow as I share the MAY templates for project SCRAP :o) XOXO — sp
Birthday Bash, Free (not desktops), Uncategorized