Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hey Guys :o) SP here today with a QUICK-ish post to let ya know about all of our ‘new stuff’! Before I go on though…if you aren’t on our newsletter list – you will definitely want to check it out HERE, as it is FULL of inspiration, information, photos and more :o) But, keep in mind that it is about 10megs…so it will take a little while to load! The link I just shared is to VIEW the newsletter online – if you would rather download the zip file of the pdf – CLICK HERE :o)
So, first and foremost…super excited to say that we just started our second site-wide SALE of the year :o) We only offer these twice a year (once around the Shoppe’s birthday which is May-ish, lol…and once toward the end of the year/holiday season)…and here we are!
Next…I just had to tell you that we just added a bunch of BRAND NEW PRODUCTS to the shoppe! We have been so super busy here and hope you like all of the goodies :o) The Shabby Artists have really rocked the inspiration – which you can see in the NEWSLETTER and in the product pages (and of course, the gallery)!
And, finally (and perhaps, best of all, lol) – we have a FREE GIFT with all $10 purchases :o) Our Fa La La brag book is beyond adorable…and right now – only available as a free with purchase item (you will be able to purchase it individually after November 21st, for $4.95).
I think that will do it for me today :o) I do so sincerely hope you guys enjoy all of our new products, the sale, the gift with $10 purchase…and the newsletter! We are now looking forward to some time off during the holiday season…to spend with family and friends! So, while this will be our FINAL new product release of 2012…we are so excited to get right back to it in January, 2013…already so many kit and product ideas rolling around in my tired head, LOL! Thanks EVERYONE…XOXO — SP :o)
Shoppe News, Uncategorized
Thursday, October 11, 2012
hi there :o) SP here today…for the SEPTEMBER project SCRAP 2012 check-in! Can you guys feel the start of the ‘holiday’ season yet? Dear me – I know it’s been that way in the retail world for a while now, lol…but schedule-wise, school-wise and everything else…it’s HERE, lol! That means that life is going to get crazy in the next couple of months…but thanks to our little project SCRAP 2012…we’ll can still fit in our scrapping and stay caught-up! Not to mention – we will most likely have LOTS of pics to scrap with, lol…so that’s a good thing :o) Wow, just think about it…if you’ve completed your September pages…then you only have THREE months left (and a cover)! It has certainly been flying by…and I know I’m so excited to have another album at the end of this year! It’s like a
huge small miracle for me, lol! Before project SCRAP, my albums were all over the place and certainly NEVER up-to-date! So, this has been a huge blessing to me…and because of the blog and the group feel of the project – I have great motivation to keep up :o) I really appreciate that (and need that extra push)! Anyhoo – I’m rambling, lol…but just happy to have my album…and such a great group of scrappers to share with :o)
Back to the topic at hand, lol! Let’s check in on the SEPTEMBER templates and some of the amazing layouts from the project SCRAP 2012 inspiration gallery! If you missed the September templates – no worries, you can still download them HERE! We’ll begin with my pages…I’ll be honest…I took like NO pictures in September…I mean NONE, lol! The only reason I have the pics below is because we ‘babysat’ my parents’ puppy dog…and I had to send them pictures daily so they knew he was having a great time, lolol! That’s why my pages are a wee bit ‘dog heavy’ ROFL! Well, I also included kit previews as in all honesty…the new product release last month really dominated my time (well, for the past few months actually, lol) along with school! I’ll use myself as an example…so you can see that you do not always have to have all the pics…and you can substitute other things into your layouts – be creative and make project SCRAP work for YOU and your photos! There truly is no right or wrong here (thank Goodness – ’cause I know I don’t need the added pressure, lolol)!
Let’s just say that when I first saw Amber’s main page in the gallery – I nearly melted, lol! Little Mallie is toooooo precious for words…and there is just something about that photo?! The angle…the smiling eyes…the hair – just pure sweetness! And…the other pics – the family portrait…the ‘ghost’ pics…awesome! of course, the scrapping rocks, too – lol! Thanks so much for sharing, Amber :o)
Same thing with Kim’s pages! That main photo with the dolls…the PERFECT little girl birthday photo, lol! And all the rest of the silly and sweet pics make me smile! Also – really impressed with how she combined Penelope and Memory Lane…clever, and the result is gorgeous :o)
Now, if there was ever any doubt (there wasn’t) that I hope to visit Kylie one day…well, that main photo fixed that, lolol! BEAUTIFUL! And all of the birthday treat/party pics…total Kylie perfection! Had to smile when I saw she had some puppy dog pics, too lolol! GREAT PHOTOS and there is just a glow to the pages :o)
Finally…sweet Rosy’s pages :o) You guys know how much I always love Rosy’s photography skills…and that main photo illustrates it perfectly for me! No faces…just a ‘feel’ from the photo…LOOOOVE! Really enjoy the way she tells the story with the photos! BRILLIANT…thanks, Rosy :o)
I wish I could fit ALL of the GORGEOUS September pages in here…but it would have made for one LONG blog post, lolol! So, please don’t forget that there are always MORE layouts to enjoy in the project SCRAP 2012 gallery – take a peek as no doubt they will help you to get started on your own pages!
Also, here is a quick little peek at October’s templates! Kylie will be sharing them with you next Thursday :o)
I believe that’s it for today :o) We’ll see you guys back here on Monday for LOTW! Until then – have a wonderfully blessed weekend :o) XOXO — SP
P.S. Just a reminder that TODAY is the DEADLINE for our Shabby Artist TEAM CALL :o) We are super excited to welcome our new team members soon…and would love for you to apply (thought time is running SHORT now, lol)!
project Scrap 2012, Uncategorized
Thursday, September 13, 2012
hey guys :o) SP here today…for the AUGUST project SCRAP 2012 check-in! For most of us, August is a transition month – whether you are transitioning from summer break to the start of school…or one season to another – it’s just one of those BUSY months! Because, it seems like no matter what the transition is…it ALWAYS involves a lot of extra time and work, lol! Hmmmm, or perhaps it’s just me? Goodness I hope not! Like many of you…our August was spent enjoying the last bit of ‘free time’ before school started…ya know – trying to squeeze out every possible bit of fun, lol! My boys did some traveling while I stayed home and worked (great mommy time…though time away from my boys is never easy for me…no matter how old they get, lol)…and then, of course – we had lots of wonderful family time together as well! And, since I’m still doing lots and lots of work (more on that soon, smiles)…I’ll stop rambling and get to the point of the post here, lol!
So, for our check-in today, we’ll be peeking at the AUGUST templates and some of the amazing layouts from the project SCRAP 2012 inspiration gallery! If you missed the August templates – no worries, you can still download them HERE! We’ll start with my pages…which are kinda ‘all-over-the-place’ lol! Such a mish-mash of photos and colors…but I think I am finally happy with the end result (though it seemed a long road getting to that point, he he)! It’s funny…I am DEATHLY afraid of frogs…I mean like you wouldn’t believe…so taking the pic of the frog was so hard for me (thank Goodness for zoom lenses)…but nowhere near as difficult as having it in front of me in photoshop as I worked on these layouts for so long, LOLOL! Seriously…
Now, how about Kylie’s HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY pages? I swear, the girls look soooooo grown-up here…and so gorgeous! Looks like some fun auntie/niece time…and adorable layouts to boot :o)
Loving Kim’s layouts (nothing new there, lol)! I enjoyed reading her description about the color palette as I felt the same way with mine this month…and as per usual – we seemed to be on the same ‘page’ with some of our paper/embellishment choices, lol! So fun :o)
Sweet Amber rocked the August templates, too! Everything is perfect here…but especially the choice of the golden damask paper – it just highlights all of the photos beautifully! Always look forward to Amber’s gallery!
Finally, we have Rosy’s layouts…totally enjoying the dark blue/yellow color palette, and the subtle changes and additions she made (they really work so well!)
So, I think that will do it for inspiration today! Of course, there are MORE layouts to enjoy in the project SCRAP 2012 gallery – so be sure to take a peek…I have no doubt that you will find yourself INSPIRED :o)
Before I go…here is a quick little peek at September’s templates – so pretty! Kylie will be sharing them with you next Thursday :o)
I hope you all have a wonderful day/night…and that you are having a great time scrapping 2012 with us! DON‘T FORGET that this SATURDAY we are having another FAST & FABULOUS speed scrap here at the BLOG :o) We TRULY hope you’ll join us (everyone is invited!) – it’s going to be SO MUCH FUN! See ya there…until then - XOXO — SP :o)
project Scrap 2012, Uncategorized
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Hello :o) SP here with you guys today…for the JULY edition of the project SCRAP 2012 check-ins! Guess what?! If you have scrapped your July pages – you are OVER HALFWAY through with scrapping 2012!!!! WOW, doesn’t that feel GREAT?! All that we have left is August through December…and then the cover pages! So…KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK and before you know it…you’ll have another year up-to-date, without that icky feeling of always being behind! And, as I always say – it is NEVER too late to start now! As long as you have been taking photos – you can easily go and download all of our 2012 templates…and be up-to-speed in NO TIME :o) I promise – you’ll be SOOOOOO happy that you did :o)
So, for today – we’ll be highlighting the JULY templates and some of the gorgeous layouts from the project SCRAP 2012 inspiration gallery (which you must check out)! If you missed the July templates – no worries, you can still download them HERE! For us…July was off-the-charts busy…but filled with all kinds of fun and travel, too :) Of course…there was the 4th of July holiday…hot days…Vacation Bible School and SO much more! I opted to modify my pages just a teensy bit…not much really! I just added photos in a couple of the paper blocks, as well as the multi-photo page journaling. I was able to fit lots of text on my ‘main’ page, so it worked out great! As I’ve probably said too many times (lol)…that’s my fave part of layered templates…you can totally customize them and make them your own (as you will see with many of the examples below)! So, we’ll start with my pages…Goodness…this will be another month where I need to add extra pages as we did so much, and took lots of photos, too (YAY)! Here goes…
Now, let’s move on to the amazingly sweet and talented Amber! Her pages are gorgeous…and most of all, so personal and heartfelt and special! Truly love EVERY single thing about them! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Amber!
I think it’s so funny – somehow Kim and I scrap with like minds or something, lol! We often have common papers or items on our pages…and this month is no exception! We both worked with the same dot paper from the Barefoot collection…love it! I also had that green polka dot paper as my background for some time, too – then ultimately, switched it out! Anyhoo, lol…LOVE these as per usual! Especially that big and HAPPY pic of little Samuel (who is growing up sooooo fast)!
I really like what Rosy did with the templates…she re-worked them a bit and the result is perfect! The color combo here is fantastic (love orange and blue/turquoise together)…as well as the mix of patterns to highlight all of the adorable pics!
Now, JoyontheJourney’s pages totally jumped out of the gallery to me! Her mix of bright, happy colors…and the added embellishments – AWESOME! Of course, all of the cute pics certainly hold their own against the beautiful design :o) LOVELY job…thank you for sharing!
I always gravitate to Lu’s pages in the gallery…even before I know they are hers, lol! Her layouts are always so full of life and family and love…not to mention, fantabulous design details! I love the contrast of the simple main page…and the ‘busy’ and ‘full’ multi page! They balance each other very well and leave you wanting to turn the page to see more :o) Thanks for inspiring us…again!
Next, we have these super duper GORGEOUS pages from pqtn! I love the entire ‘feel’ of the layouts…and all of the little details…from the adorable banner, to the circle photo (great idea), large title and more! I find myself looking at these over and over again, to see what I might have missed the first time, lol! Just perfect – THANK YOU for sharing!
And, oh how Kylie’s pages make me SMILE and long for winter, lol! I love seeing her family pages…especially the rare treat of mum and dad…and the girls are precious as always! These layouts are full of winter fun and special time spent together – these really are treasures :o)
So, I think that will do it for inspiration today! Of course, there are MORE layouts to enjoy in the project SCRAP 2012 gallery – so be sure to take a peek…I promise that you will find yourself INSPIRED :o)
Before I go…here is a quick little peek at August’s templates – love ‘em! Kylie will be sharing them with you next Thursday :o)
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day/night…and that you enjoy scrapping 2012 along with us! Be sure to stop back by tomorrow as we share info about our next FAST & FABULOUS speed scrap (yay!)! Until next time…XOXO — SP :o)
project Scrap 2012, Uncategorized
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Hello project SCRAPPERS :o) SP here with you today…for our JUNE project SCRAP check-in! I’ll keep this one short and sweet…since this is really all about the inspiration :o) HOWEVER, since we are now technically in the second half of the year…it’s a great time to see if we are all up-to-date on our pages? How about a little ROLL-CALL? If you are still with us – leave a comment and let us know how you are doing with this years’ project SCRAP so far? Enjoying it? If you’re behind – never fear…we are not so far in that we can’t get back up-to-speed :o) Just don’t wait too long or you might find it too overwhelming to catch back up! Can’t wait to hear how everyone is doing so far!
In the event you missed the JUNE project SCRAP 2012 pages - you can download them HERE :o)
So…June was yet another busy month for us…full of family time, celebrations and travel! Of course…Father’s Day was a big part of the month – so fun :o) I also got to spend some quality time with my precious little niece (a total highlight)…and lots more! Here are my pages (I did a little bit of tweaking to the temlate to suit my photos, etc.)…
Now, for more inspiration - let’s start with lil_goldie’s CUTE pages! Love the color palette here…and the focus on dad :o) And the title is super fun, too!
Next we have Kim’s layouts! Totally love all of the fun little embellishments and details…AND, can I just say that it looks like a full and fun month (as her perfect title indicates – ‘the great summer adventure’)! FANTASTIC!
Rosys’ pictures always capture my attention, and this month is no exception! The strawberry pic immediately grabbed me, and just screamed SUMMER! Love how she added extra pics…and all of the titles on the photos! AWESOME!
Now, I had to smile when I came across jessg26′s pages…as she and I had some similarities in our layouts! I just thought it funny how we both used the same gingham bows…the star on a string…yellow backgrounds…and even recolored the same little birdie element, lol! LOVE IT! And, I have to say that the main photo is breathtaking and total perfection :o) What a perfect daddy’s day pic – one I’m sure they will always treasure!
And we wrap up our inspiration with Amber’s gorgeous and happy pages! That beach picture is just calling my name, lol! Fabulous summer layouts and colors, with lots of CUTE pics – LOVE IT ALL :o)
And, as I have done the past couple of months, I wanted to share a little ‘sneak peek’ of the JULY project SCRAP pages to come :o) Aren’t they adorable? Kylie will be sharing them with you next Thurdsay…
That completes our mid-year/June check-in…again – don’t forget to leave a comment so we know how your year of scrapping is coming along! And, as always – we would LOVE to see YOUR pages in our project SCRAP 2012 gallery :o)
Thanks so much for stopping by today…and for scrapping 2012 along with us :o) You won’t want to miss the BLOG tomorrow as Kim shares some FANTABULOUS hybrid inspiration (I peeked and it’s awesome, he he)! ENJOY your day/night and have lots of fun scrapping! XOXO — SP
project Scrap 2012, Uncategorized