Thursday, January 31, 2013
Hi everyone! Kylie here…and I’m so happy (and excited!) to announce our Easy-As-Pie Template Challenge THIRTY winner today!!
First let me take a little time to THANK all those that participated. Thanks, thanks, thanks! And it must be said – ALL the gorgeous gals who scrapped challenge no. 30…absolutely ROCKED IT! It was so fun to see all the different versions too…tinkering is always the FUN bit!! There were pages with a special little photo and lots of story-telling, a large photo with just a few precious words…pages flipped, extra pics…and everything inbetween! Versatility plus!! ;o) Thanks so much for uploading your beautifully scrapped pages to our inspiration gallery…we loved each and every entry!
Now for our random winner…and this time, the lucky number was 23! That means that Sheri B‘s amazing layout A Name of Honor was chosen. (Picked with the help of random.org…ahhh ‘Miss Random’ you are a lifesaver…I could never have picked a favourite from all those wonderful entries without help.) Sheri B’s page is a memory-keeping treasure, not to mention wonderful scrapping with the perfect choice of papers and elements for these old family photos. And how cool to convert the template to the 8.5×11 size! Perfect!!
Congratulations Sheri!! You will be receiving a $25 gift card to the Shabby Shoppe in your email box (be sure to check spam folders) this morning…have fun shoppe-ing and thanks for joining in the template challenge fun!
This was our last monthly Easy-As-Pie Template Challenge on the BLOG…but, that’s not to say we won’t have more in the future! They are far too much fun not to, hey!! They just won’t be popping up every single month like they have been the last few years. So with that, I just want to thank everyone who has played along over the years!! It’s been our absolute pleasure to bring them to you!! So many templates, so many beautiful and unique pages scrapped!! Just remember to keep an eye out for the next one…SP is sure to give everyone plenty of notice :o)
Thanks for stopping by today! We’ll return tomorrow for a short and sweet “bye for now” post.
Template Challenges, Uncategorized
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Hi everyone! It’s Kylie here…and I’ve dropped by to let everyone know that we have revised our current Easy-As-Pie Template Challenge 30 due date, in light of SP’s recent news.
The NEW DEADLINE for this challenge is SUNDAY, 27 JANUARY…that’s one week away!! We will now announce the template challenge winner on January 31st. For more information about the challenge guidelines and to get a look at some gorgeously-scrapped INSPIRATION from our Shabby Artists please visit the original post – HERE!
We’ve had some AMAZING entries uploaded to the Shoppe BLOG Challenges gallery so far! – Thanks heaps ladies! And, for those thinking about participating, we truly hope you DO join us for our last template challenge, well, last one for awhile. An EASY-AS-PIE template is always a great way to get that special page scrapped…and have a whole lotta’ fun along the way…plus everyone has a chance to win!! (Just make sure you stop by the ORIGINAL POST and add your comment/link to complete your entry!)
Thanks all! We’ll be back tomorrow…until then, enjoy your weekend and HAPPY SCRAPPING! :o)
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Monday, January 14, 2013
Hello one and ALL!!! :o) Kylie here…and although it’s a lil’ tough to follow SP’s big announcement yesterday, it’s SOOOooo LOVELY to be back with you after our little blog vacation. And it’s even lovelier to announce not one but FOUR Layout of the Week winners from our inspiration gallery! YES that’s right - one for each week that we were on our break, as well as today’s LOTW. I think everyone has waited long enough (and ever-so patiently!)…so I won’t keep you in suspense any longer! LOL!
First up – kris_t with Snow Much Fun!
Soooo much FUN, yes indeedy!! How cool is this page?! Love the movement created by the awesome design and all those big snowflakes…and of course, the action-packed and super-cute photos. The perfect shade of icy aqua and the pops of bright red are fantastic. And the clever title work really rounds off the FUN!! Another amazing page from kris_t!!
Next up – Sahndra with her layout Val
In contrast to kris_t‘s brilliantly-busy multi photo-multi layered page, Sahndra has inspired us with a strikingly ‘simple’ design. What an impact this very special page makes! I’m loving the richly-embossed neutral paper with the bright nutcracker patterns clipped over a mass of hexagons and gorgeously outlined in white. Delicate stamping and a few well-placed elements enhance the page perfectly. And best of all…the sweet, sweet photo that just draws you in and makes your heart smile!
Here is – kirplnk and her Interview with Levi
Interview layouts are always FUN! And this one is an absolute winner!! Using a combination of different handwriting fonts, alphas and elements for each question, as well as the sweet little bookplates for every precious answer, shows awesome creativity and it’s a joy to read through – a feast for the eyes really!!! I love the balance of this page and how it’s divided into three so perfectly. LOVE the title – again the different fonts work perfectly together! LOVE the cute photo – so cheeky!
And to finish off (ever-so sweetly!) - pqtn with Hello Winter
Oh my!! How wonderful is this page?!! The dusty & rosy pinks with the natural papers and elements showcase this cutie-patootie photograph brilliantly! Loving that shimmering background paper – just perfect for any winter page! The pretty ribbons, bows and snowflakes add a delicate girly touch and the swirlie stitching ties the layout together with extra sweetness. Beautiful work!
A huge and heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to all FOUR ‘winners’ – enjoy your $10 gift cards to the Shabby Shoppe! Your emails are on their way – just be sure to check SPAM folders if you don’t see it :o) Enjoy your Shoppe-ing ladies!
And, as always – THANKS SO MUCH to each and every one of you that posted a layout in the gallery over the holiday break :o) Thank you for sharing your creations with us…we enjoy and appreciate every single AMAZING upload!
Thanks for joining me today! Casharina will be here tomorrow with a WONDER-ful product spotlight you’re gonna seriously luv!
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Happy NEW Year! :o) Kylie here…dropping in (super-quickly…and just in the nick of time too!!) to share our brand new January 2013 desktop calendars! I had lots of fun designing, not just one, but TWO calendar options for you all this time round. One is all snuggly and wintery (for all our northern hemisphere friends) and the other is all bright and breezy (for all our southern hemisphere friends)…basically I couldn’t decide on a theme so I did both!! ;o) Double the fun really - plus I’m sweltering in the summer heat down here in Australia and the cute Winter Wonderland snowman would have melted right off my screen! LOL! :o)
CLICK HERE to download the 1920 x 1080 versions
CLICK HERE to download the 1280 x 800 versions
Your download includes both winter and summer versions. Also, the ‘Happy New Year’ and other text in the photo spots are just on my blog post examples – yours will be blank and ready to fill with your gorgeous photographs.
If you are interested in our free desktops, but have no idea how to insert your own photos – please visit our TUTORIALS page and refer to the USING THE PIECE-A-CAKE .PNG FILES TO CREATE AN ALBUM titles :o) We offer this tutorial in both screen shot and video format, for both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. And, while the tutorial is not specifically for the desktops – the concepts are very much the same…and should help out a lot!
BTW, we are currently on our BLOG VACATION and will be back on January 14th! (for more details see the below post!) Thanks for stopping by the Shabby Shoppe blog and we will see you again VERY SOON – can’t wait! Happy Scrapping! :o)
Free Desktops, Uncategorized
Monday, December 24, 2012
Hi all! It’s Kylie here! :o) The Shabby Shoppe team are taking a little time off to spend with family and friends throughout this holiday season…and we are ‘sending’ the BLOG on a well earned mini-break. We will be back on JANUARY 14th…yes, back and bloggin’ before you know it!! We’ll be returning with all your favourites, starting with a mega LOTW post…so don’t stop uploading your gorgeous layouts to the gallery. Don’t forget, we’ll be wrapping up our PROJECT SCRAP 2012 - so make sure you pick up the December templates we shared recently (or any of the other months, for that matter) so that you can scrap through the holidays. The Easy-As-Pie Template Challenge #30 – btw, a perfect end-of-year design! – is on right now too…so don’t miss that one!!
And of course, I’ll be back to fit in the FREE JANUARY DESKTOP somewhere before the end of the month rolls around! Hope you’ll stop by for your free download :o)
MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS :o) We all wish you the best and most wonderful ‘end of year’ and joyous & safe start to 2013! THANKS so much for your support in 2012 and for being a very special part of the Shabby Shoppe community! Hugs & Kisses to all! :o)
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