Monday, December 2, 2013

New Store, Sale and a Grab Bag

I was looking back through my gallery the other day at ScrapMatters before it closes and I started getting nostalgic. For the last five years that has been my main gallery, so all of my layouts are posted there. It was fun to look at how much I have grown as a scrapper since I first started. I started there when my youngest was a baby, so there are pages of her first few days all the way up to just a few months ago. It was neat to see how much she has grown. There were also a few pages there made me cringe when looking at them because they are not how I scrap now. It was like looking back at my paper scrapbooks and seeing all the pictures I cut with decorative scissors or into shapes. Thankfully, unlike the paper pages, the digital ones can be changed if I ever get to that point. Have you ever looked back through your gallery at all the pages you have created?

My store at Gotta Pixel is now officially open! To help celebrate my new store and Cyber Monday I have a new grab bag to show you today. This grab bag will only be available through December 5, so pick it up now before it gets broken apart. It includes 3 never before seen products at an awesome discount. It's an $11.97 value for only $4.50! That's over 60% off. You can see what is all included in the detailed pictures on the product page. Not only can you grab this there, but I have started uploading some of my other products at Gotta Pixel and they are 30% through Dec. 5.

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Here is a page I created using this grab bag. Every Christmas Eve we give the kids new pajamas to wear to bed that night so they have them on for Christmas morning when we open gifts.

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Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Store Moving

I'm sure most of you have heard already that ScrapMatters is closing it's doors on December 2. :( My heart has been very heavy with this news since I first heard it. ScrapMatters has been my digi home for the last 5 years and I have made many friends there and had lots of fun getting to know everyone. With ScrapMatters closing, that means that I am moving to a new store. I'm happy to announce that I will be going the great ladies at Gotta Pixel on December 1.

Make sure to check out my store before it closes on November 30 as there are a few items that are being retired and not coming with me to Gotta Pixel. You can grab them for only $1 & $2.

I want to thank everyone for your support the last two years while I have been at ScrapMatters and hope to see you at Gotta Pixel.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

DSD Weekend & grab bag

Happy DSD everyone! Hope everyone is having a great time so far. Check out the awesome sale that ScrapMatters is having this weekend! Save 40% off everything, excluding grab bags and bundles, in my store through Sunday!

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I have this sweet grab bag available in the store. Grab it through Thursday for only $4.49! That's a whopping 70% off! It contains 4 full size products, which are revealed in the detail images in the store. The entire time I was working on this grab bag I had the song from Wreck-It Ralph going through my head. It could be because my youngest has decided that is her "favorite" movie right now so it has been playing a lot around here. It's just one of those songs though that also just seems to get stuck in your head.

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The feature kit for November is Family Ties. Get it through November 30 for 25% off.

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Don't forget to check out the Family Ties Family Tree Bundle that goes along with this kit, also. Use 10offFAMILY to get 10% off this bundle through November 30.

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Here are some layouts my CT created using this kit.

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Make sure to keep an eye on the ScrapMatters Facebook page, also for a couple coupons from me this weekend.

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Indian Summer and a little catch-up

Yep, I'm still around. :)Things got pretty crazy around here the last few months. Last time I wrote on here my kids were getting ready for our county fair and I'm happy to report they did an awesome job. I'm so proud of those two! They both show rabbits and since our county fair is so small they have to compete against each other. One of Hunter's rabbits did better than Michaella's (he got 5th place overall!)and instead of her being upset about him beating her, she turned to him and shook his hand after they got their placings. They may have the usual sibling rivalries and quarrel a bit, but they still have respect for each other and can be happy for one another when one does better than the other. Hunter also came a way with a reserve grand champion for Junior Showmanship. They both did great in their other projects they presented, too.

Shortly after fair my hours at work started to get crazy and all over the place. I had been doing pretty much the same schedule since I had gone back to work after my accident until the beginning of May and was looking forward to getting back into a steady routine once the college and high school girls went back to school in August. Unfortunately that is not what happen. The room that I was in had enough extra staff that they started shifting my times all over the place and that really started messing with my ability to keep anything straight at home or be able to set anything up other than work. The lack of a regular schedule and being scheduled hours later than I was able to work made me decide it was time for a change even though I really liked where I was working. I was also really missing being in the classroom, so I applied for a lead teacher position for Head Start and got it. I have really enjoyed being able to teach again and I have a really great class. It's finally starting to feel like we have some what of a routine again at home and it feels great!

Now on to the goodies I have to show you. This week I am releasing my part of the October Mixed Matters grab bag to my store. When we picked the colors for the grab bag, I was really excited to see that they would match the colors that my family had picked to wear for our large family picture that we didn't get to take at my sister's wedding last summer. Unfortunately the family pictures still didn't happen because of weather the day we had them scheduled, but I did get the kit created to scrap them when they finally do get taken.

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Click on the kit image to find it in the store.

I absolutely love what my CT created with this kit.

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This week I also compiled what I did for the January and February Make-a-Kit promotions in the store into full kits. So if you missed grabbing them when they were all separate you can now grab everything all together.

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Click on the kit image to find it in the store.

Here is a layout from Melinda to show you this kit in action.

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Click on the kit image to find it in the store.

Here is a layout from Dawn to show you this kit in action.

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While I was away I also released another fun kit, which was also part of the July Mixed Matters grab bag. Surf Adventures was inspired by one of my youngest daughter's favorite outfits this summer. It's so bright and cheerful!

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Click on the kit image to find it in the store.

Here is my little one wearing the outfit that inspired the kit.

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That is all for this week. See you next week for Digital Scrapbook Day!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

July Manic Monday

This month you can grab Zoo Crew and Full of Character for 50% off for the next 24 hours!

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Beaches & Cream

Hope everyone has had an awesome week. I've got another fun kit to show you this week! This past week my kids have been away and I thought I'd be able to get so much done around here and be able to spend some time alone with Paul. I feel like I still accomplished nothing and even though Paul got done with work early a couple days we still didn't get to see much of each other. Oh well, it's been a nice (and much needed) little break again. The girls spent the week at Paul's parents so Michaella could work with her calf that she is taking to fair in two weeks. Hopefully she has gotten it to cooperate a lot more than it has been and hasn't been drug around by the calf the entire week. Apparently her cell phone is dead and she doesn't have her charger either, since she hasn't texted to see how the baby bunny that we have been trying to nurse back to health has been doing. Not looking forward to telling her when she gets home today that he didn't make it. :(  Hunter is with one of his friends at church camp. I brought the boys on Monday and boy did those two talk my ear off the entire way down there. lol. They all come home today, so the house is about get get a lot noisier again. lol. They also get to help me make sure the house is clean for when our 4-H club comes over on Sunday for our club tour. I'm sure they will be very impressed. ;)

Tomorrow we get to go pick up our new camper. So excited to finally get it home. We bought it two weeks ago, but haven't been able to bring it home since the service department has to go through it with us and it's first available time we had that they were open. We decided after spending the entire weekend stuck in our camper because of the bugs that our current one is getting a bit too small for us. We have been looking at new campers about as soon as we bought our current one since we knew we would eventually get a different one. The timing was perfect! We finally found one that marked off all our must-haves and a couple more and the best part...we can pull it with the vehicle we already have! All the other one we have looked at we would have had to upgrade our tow vehicle first before getting a new camper.

ScrapMatters is having a sale on all our in-store collabs this weekend. The more you buy, the more you save!

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I had the pleasure to work with Tanya of Crossbone Cuts Design for this week's new release, and boy to I have a HUGE kit to show you! :) This kit is absolutely LOADED with goodies that are perfect for scrapping anything cool, yummy treats to a day at the beach and everything in between. This kit is part of the sale so you can pick it up for 25% off though Sunday!

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Check out these fun pages that my CT made using this collection.

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I had so many papers I wanted to include in this kit that I have this freebie paper pack for you of those that got left out. You can also head over the Tanya's blog and grab her freebie. Click on the image to go to the freebie in the store. PLEASE DO NOT ADD IT TO YOUR CART. The link to download the freebie is right below the product description.

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Until next time...Happy Scrapping! :)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Color Your World

Hope every that celebrates Independence Day had a fun and safe time this week! My family and I went to my parents last night to celebrate with them since my dad can't leave the house for another week and a half because of his neck surgery. My grandma and one of my aunts also showed up there so we had a nice little visit. My kids put on a little firework show with their smoke bombs, sparklers and sparkling fountains. When we got home we were just in time to catch some of the neighbors large aerial fireworks. Kailee was so excited every time one of them exploded in the sky.

Thank you everyone for your comments on this collection. The lucky winner of this week's new collection is schnoodlemom! Congratulations! :) Please contact me with your email address so I can send you the coupon to pick this up.

This week I have a fun new release to show you called Color Your World. The colors of this kit have turned out to make it very versatile. I was so excited to see what each of the CT members was able to scrap with this collection! Don't forget to that all new releases are 20% off through Sunday. You can get each piece of the collection individually or if you have to have it all grab the bundle for extra savings. Make sure to check out my Facebook fan page for another set of awesome stacked papers using this collection from one of my CT members.

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Check out all the different things my CT and the ScrapMatters' CT were able to scrap using this collection.

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Can't wait to see what YOU create using this colorful collection! :)

Until next time...Happy Scrapping! 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Featured Kit, Peek & Win and a Freebie

I have a lot to show you today! Since it is the start of a new month that means it's time for a new featured kit. July's featured kit is A Sparkling Good Year. You can grab it for 25% off through July 31! Make sure to read all the way to the end of the post because one of my awesome CT members made some stacked papers and a cluster for you using this kit. :) They will only be available though through the end of the month, so hurry up and grab them now.

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Check out the fun new pages my CT scrapped using this festive kit.

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I know it's been a little while again since I've had anything new to show you, but wait until you see my new collection coming out on Friday! I'm so excited to show it to you. Here is a little sneak peek at the kit for you. Leave a reply to this post by 4 PM Central time on Thursday for a chance to win the entire bundle! Also make sure you are signed up for my newsletter by Thursday night because I have a coordinating freebie that will be in this week's newsletter!

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You can grab this freebie from the ScrapMatters' store. Just click on the image and then scroll down under the product description area and there will be a link to download it. No need to even put it in your cart! :) Enjoy!

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Until Friday...Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Manic Monday

Hope everyone's summer is going good so far. Mine is going incredibly too fast as usual. My kids are already down to just 2 more months before it's back to school. Needless say they did not like the sound of that when I told them this weekend. ;)

It's Manic Monday again at ScrapMatters and for today only you can get three of my kits for 50% off! First up is my Life's a Picnic mini from my A Year in Pictures series. This kit would be perfect for any of the summer get-togethers you have already had or maybe having yet this summer.

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Here are a couple new pages my CT did with this summery kit.

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Next up is my Pretty as a Peacock kit. The elegant color palette of this kit is perfect for so many different topics as you will see by the inspiration pages my CT have made for you. It's great for anything from zoo pictures to babies to weddings and even Disney. :)

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And last but certainly not least is my A Little Bit of China that is again great for scrapping such a wide variety of pictures.

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Here are some great inspiration pages from my CT and the SM CT.

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While you are there checking out the Manic Monday goodies, don't forget to grab Boy Oh Boy. It's 25% off through June 30th.

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Until next time...Happy Scrapping!