Sunday, August 31, 2008

It's September!!! Wow! How did that happen so fast! I've been so busy trying to get ready for all the excitement to come this month that September 1st just snuck up on me!

Sweet MelindaH came through for us again with a really beautiful calendar! If you download, please leave a comment here or on 4shared to say thanks for her work!

I thought I'd do the calendars a little bit differently this month. I'm also offering a version without a calendar for those who don't want to switch desktop backgrounds every month or for those with Macs who need the blank space on the opposite side. Let me know if you'd like me to continue to offer this way (split downloads and blank versions) or if you just want one zip with only a calendar in both sizes.

Click here to download the 1024x768 version

Click here to download the 1680x1050 widescreen version

A Few of My Favorite Things Page Kit -- my new favorite kit and the one I've been giving you peeks of! It's on sale now at Gotta Pixel because I'm in the Designer Spotlight!
That's right! Because I'm in the Designer Spotlight, my entire Gotta Pixel store is 25% off all month long!!!! Be sure you visit Gotta Pixel every single day this month to download every piece of this great collaborative kit I made with Cherie Shields! Or become a Gotta Pixel subscriber and download every piece whenever you choose!
As if all that wasn't enough--I had one more new release last night! This lovely Sweet Daisies Scallopped Album was put together for me by the talented Christie of Digital Daisy Designs!

Well that's all for tonight! Be sure to visit me again throughout the month--I've got some more special goodies to share!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

We have a winner! Congratulations to LEIdee Q! I hope you all had fun playing along!

Super short post tonight--I have been staying up way too late at night designing and not getting nearly enough sleep, but I hope you all think it's worthwhile when you see what I have for you! Here's another sneak peek. :)

BINGO words for Thursday, August 21st
  • pick
  • Apple Fries
Be sure and hop on over to Kathryn’s and Lynne’s blogs for their words today too!

I really, really think someone will call BINGO today! So check and double check your lists today!

Super-short post today because I'm busily trying to finish up some special fun goodies for September! And, it's my oldest daughter's first day of preschool today! Yesterday we were busy with the orientation and you better believe I'll have my camera ready to take her very first going to school picture!

So--let me know where you stand on the BINGO words and snag my Calico Cutie quickpage from the Digitals newsletter and let me see what you've done with it!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

BINGO words for Wednesday, August 20th
  • tree
  • harvest
Be sure and hop on over to Kathryn’s and Lynne’s blogs for their words today too! Is today the day that someone calls BINGO?

It's the 20th so that means it's time for a new Digitals newsletter! Download it here and you'll find lots of goodies inside! Inspiring layouts, sales notices, and FREEBIES!



This layout and quickpage were made with Calico Cutie! My fun Notepaper Alpha coordinates perfectly with it, and they are both 30% off at Digitals now through September 4th.


Let me know now many more BINGO words you have left! And if you haven't yet, hurry and pick up the Delicious kits!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

BINGO words for Tuesday, August 19th
  • core
  • apple fritters
Be sure and hop on over to Kathryn’s and Lynne’s blogs for their words today too!

Someone's bound to be calling BINGO soon, and once that happens all our Delicious kits will go back to regular price! So hurry and pick up all 3 now at this very special price!

Delicious! by Lynne Simmons ~ 50% off! ~ at Gotta Pixel and Digitals

Delicious! by Kathryn Estry ~ 50% off! ~ at Gotta Pixel and Digitals

Delicious! by Sarah Meyer ~ 50% off! ~ at Gotta Pixel and Digitals

Monday, August 18, 2008

BINGO words for Monday, August 18th
  • yellow
  • wood
Be sure and hop on over to Kathryn’s and Lynne’s blogs for their words today too! Any day now someone is going to be a winner! How many more words do you need before you can call BINGO?

The 18th means that it's time for another round of the Gotta Be Quick challenge at Gotta Pixel! This month I made the challenge prop (FREE) to coordinate with Grandma's Apron!

Find Grandma's Apron Page Kit at Gotta Pixel and Digitals!

Grandma's Apron Cookbook Quick Kit is also at both Gotta Pixel and Digitals.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

BINGO words for Sunday, August 17th
  • nutritious
  • mayapple
Be sure and hop on over to Kathryn’s and Lynne’s blogs for their words today too!

Don't forget about my big sales at both Gotta Pixel and Digitals!!! 30% and 29% off, respectively! Sunday is the last day of the back to school sale at Gotta Pixel!!!

Here's your second sneak peek at my new kit! What do you think? I'm still working on a few more pieces for it, so if there's an element or paper you'd love to see, let me know and it just might show up in this kit!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

BINGO words for Saturday, August 16th
  • sweet
  • Gala
Be sure and hop on over to Kathryn’s and Lynne’s blogs for their words today too!

I promised you a sneak peek---here it is! I'm so excited about this kit! I'm working on a few more pieces for it and I really want to get an add-on and some quickpage/brag book/hybrid pieces done too, so you'll have to wait a bit longer to see the full thing. :) I'll give you another peek tomorrow too!

Don't forget about my big sales at both Gotta Pixel and Digitals!!! 30% and 29% off, respectively! Now is the time to go shopping!

Friday, August 15, 2008

BINGO words for Friday, August 15th
  • Johnny Appleseed
  • peeling
Be sure and hop on over to Kathryn’s and Lynne’s blogs for their words today too!

Today through the end of Sunday, August 17th, my whole Gotta Pixel store is 30% off!


And my entire Digitals store is still 29% off! So save where ever you shop! :)

I have been busily creating! I'm really excited about this new kit and I hope to give you a little sneak peek really soon!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

BINGO words for Thursday, August 14th
  • pineapple
  • doctor (as in "An apple a day keeps the doctor away!")
Be sure and hop on over to Kathryn’s and Lynne’s blogs for their words today too! Please do leave a little comment and let me know how many words you have so far!

Just a short post today--I'm headed to meet up with the ladies of Calico's Designs and Digital Daisy Designs! I know it's going to be a fun morning!

I'm the guest poster at Monique's Scrapping Blog today! Head over and take a peek! You'll see one of my favorite recipes scrapped with one of my Grandma's Apron Cookbook Quick Kit pages (29% off at Digitals right now)!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

BINGO words for Wednesday, August 13th
  • picnic
  • applecart
Be sure and hop on over to Kathryn’s and Lynne’s blogs for their words today too!

So tell me, how many words have you each gotten so far? Who is going to win??? The absolute soonest someone can win is Sunday, August 17th (if I'm thinking right).

I did a little bit of shopping yesterday, and for a change it wasn't for scrapping goodies! I decided I just had to have these adorable fruit pincushion patterns by Heather Bailey. (There's even an apple pattern in there!) And as a bonus she's sending along some really cute flower patterns too!
Remember, the big Olympic-sized sale is still going on at Digitals! At least 29% off everything! Click here to visit my Digitals store!

And for one last random topic today, do any of you have brilliant potty-training techniques for a 2-1/2 year old girl that you would so kindly share with me? Pretty please?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

BINGO words for Tuesday, August 12th
  • orchard
  • Pipen
Be sure and hop on over to Kathryn’s and Lynne’s blogs for their words today too!

Also note, I goofed when I originally posted yesterday's words. They are:
  • delicious
  • apples (with an S)
And for your enjoyment today, a layout by Kathryn made with a photo of my own little sweetie! This picture is over a year old and it's so fun to look back at how much she has grown!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

It's time for Bloggy BINGO!!! Your words from me for today are:

delicious
apples

Be sure and hop on over to Kathryn’s and Lynne’s blogs for their words today too! We may not all post at the exact same time every day, but all of us should have the words of the day up by 9am ET.

Also, remember my Delicious kit for 50% off! until someone gets BINGO! Lynne and Kathryn's are 1/2 off too! (Gotta Pixel and Digitals)

Don't forget to check Kathryn’s and Lynne’s blogs today and to check back with all of us tomorrow!

Lynne’s Digi Digs

Kathryn’s Digital Designs

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Have some free time and just want to play? Take a peek at this website: http://thisissand.com/ and learn more about it here: http://thisissand.wordpress.com/ I spent way too much time this evening playing, but really like my creation! Here's what I made, you can also visit it in the This Is Sand Gallery.


My friends have some freebies that you may not know about! Christie of Digital Daisy Designs has 2 fun frames up for free that coordinate with her new kit, The Men In Our Lives. And over at Calico Designs, don't miss the new S'Mores kit and free S'Mores frames!
You have just a few hours left to sign up for Bloggy Bingo!!! You don't want to miss the exclusive BINGO participation mini kit or the chance at a $30 shopping spree now, do you? I didn't think so!!! :) See all the details in THIS POST and be sure you email Kathryn with your word choices right away! We'll start calling words on Monday!

I released 2 more templates the other day for the Basic Grey Luggage Tag and the Key Plate albums! They are available at both Gotta Pixel and Digitals, but remember, my entire Digitals store is at least 29% right now!

I really want to design some more album pages and assemble some more albums for myself soon! There just needs to be more hours in the day! I do have several new kits in the works right now though. One (at least) should be ready to show you in the coming week!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

So much going on! The Summer Olympics start today (a great day for number lovers!) and that signals the start of the big Olympic sale at Digitals! In honor of the 29th Olympiad, everything in my Digitals Store is at least 29% off!

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I've been tagged by Kathryn Estry AND Sharon of Nina's Notions AND Maddy Fernandez! They all sent me this "brilliant blog" award! So kind of you all!

The rules are :

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.

The Blogs I am giving this award are:

1. Michelle Pieters
2. Jen Maceyunas
3. Paula Yagisawa
4. Kimberly Cameron
5. Juliana Gordon
6. Christine of Calico's Digital Designs
7. Christie of Digital Daisy Designs

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Now don't forget! Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Bloggy Bingo!!! You don't want to miss the exclusive BINGO participation mini kit or the chance at a $30 shopping spree now, do you? I didn't think so!!! See all the details in THIS POST.

I wanted to share with you all just a couple of the beautiful layouts my dear creative team made with my Delicious kit!

Remember to sign up for Bloggy Bingo! The deadline to sign up by emailing Kathryn all the words you want to pick is just a few days away! You don't want to miss the exclusive BINGO participation mini kit or the chance at a $30 shopping spree now, do you? I didn't think so!!! See all the details in THIS POST.

Also, remember my Delicious kit for 50% off! until someone gets BINGO! Lynne and Kathryn's are 1/2 off too! (Gotta Pixel and Digitals)

Sunday, August 03, 2008

So I know I've been mainly talking about digital scrapping lately, but some of my other loves are fabrics and quilting. I happened on something today that I though you would all enjoy! Take a peek at Lila Tueller's blog--she's got a new fabric line coming out and is giving away a couple of fun one-of-a-kind bags to some of her commentors! Click here to enter!
Have you signed up for Blog Bingo yet? If not, be sure to read all the delicious details in THIS POST and email Kathryn with your words! Look at the cute mini kit you'll receive just for signing up!!!
And don't forget, Kathryn's, Lynne's and my Delicious page kits are all 50% off until someone calls BINGO!!!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

August 1st had so much going on, I didn't get a chance to tell you about all these fun August events and specials!

Stacy Carlson made this super cute pirate kit, Sammy and Josh's Pirate Adventure, and she's giving it away FREE to all Gotta Pixel Subscribers! Find out the details HERE.


And more scrapping fun, there is going to be a Scrapping Luau at Gotta Pixel! Sign up in THIS THREAD by August 9th and pick the menu items you'd like! You can even use a fun mini kit Stacy made for your menu layout! Then on the 10th you'll learn what elements your menu items correspond with, and you'll create a special layout with those things. To wrap up the luau, all who participate will recieve a fun kit just for participating, and all will be entered into a drawing! Grand prize is $50 in the Gotta Pixel store (5 x $10 to my and 4 other designers' stores), 1st prize is $40 and 2nd prize is $30!!! You can't lose!


This month at Digitals I'm hosting the Designer's Element Challenge! Sign up to participate and I'll send you a link to download this special mini kit! It coordinates with my Sweet Daisies Page Kit which is 50% off at Digitals for the entire month of August!

And I almost forgot--new month=new mega kit at Gotta Pixel! This month's theme was Pool Party, and here's what I contributed to it. You can buy the mega kit or get it free just by purchasing anything from Kathryn Estry or Paula Yagisawa's store this month!
Ohh--one more thing! You can help build your dream kit at Gotta Pixel! Several other designers are collaborating and asking for your input all along the way! See what's happening RIGHT HERE.

And don't you forget to sign up to play Blog Bingo ~ Apple Style! See the details in my post from yesterday. :) And if your desktop still has a July calendar (like mine! *blush*) hurry and grab the sweet calendar by MelindaH--just under the bingo post. :)

Friday, August 01, 2008

3 Designers ~ 3 Delicious Prizes ~ 3 Blogs ~ Bushels of Fun!

Kathryn Estry, Lynne Simmons, and I are joining forces to bring you our first round of Blog Bingo ~ Apple Style!

We have the cutest coordinating apple kits in the store, and beginning today up until someone hollers, “Bingo!” all three Delicious! sets will be 50% off! Make sure to browse our stores while you’re there and see what other goodies we have for you.

Delicious! by Lynne Simmons ~ 50% off! ~ at Gotta Pixel and Digitals

Delicious! by Kathryn Estry ~ 50% off! ~ at Gotta Pixel and Digitals

Delicious! by Sarah Meyer ~ 50% off! ~ at Gotta Pixel and Digitals

Delicious Prizes!

The first person to shout "Bingo" (email me) will win a $10 gift certificate to all three of our Gotta Pixel stores! Yay! $30 in kits for the first to Bingo!!!


Everyone who plays will get a Delicious mini kit created by all three designers just for playing! I'll be showing you that really soon ~ as soon as we finish it! lol

As a sign in Kathryn's classroom says... IFYOUHADFUNYOUWON!

To play:

Choose 25 of the following and email your list to Kathryn ~ kestry at comcast.net. Please put Bingo in the subject line and include the name you use when posting comments on blogs. Your list is due to Kathryn no later than Saturday, August 9. You’ll get a confirmation email within a day that your list has been received.

Kathryn, Lynne, and I will begin posting words at random on our blogs on Monday, August 11. You’ll need to blog hop to all 3 each day to get all the words.

Scraps of Fun by Sarah ~ You're here :)

Lynne’s Digi Digs

Kathryn’s Digital Designs

***Feel free to comment on our blogs to let everyone know how well you’re doing. :) Just for you to know, we’ve already chosen the words we’ll be calling out and the order in which we’ll post them, so this will be fair for all.

To win:

If you see all 25 of your words called out, hurry to email Kathryn with BINGO!!! as your subject! When a winner’s list is checked, we’ll announce the winner and this round of Blog Bingo will be over.

You’ll all receive your participation prize link by email and the winner will get the Grand Prize!

Good luck, and email those lists come in! Remember Kathryn must receive your list at kestry@comcast.net by August 9. No lists received after midnight ET August 9 will be accepted.

Here is our list:

apple butter
apple cider
apple cobbler
apple dumplings
apple fries
apple fritters
apple juice
apple pie
applecart
applejacks
apples
applesauce
baked apples
blossoms
bobbing
branch
bushel
candied apples
caramel apples
cinnamon
core
crate
crispy
crunchy
delicious
doctor
fall
Fiesta
forbidden fruit
fried apples
fruit
Gala
Golden Delicious
Granny Smith
green
grove
harvest
healthy
home grown
Johnathan
Johnny Appleseed
juicy
leaf
mayapple
McIntosh
nutritious
orchard
peeling
pick
picnic
pie
pineapple
Pipen
red
Red Delicious
ripe
Rome Beauty
rotten
seeds
skin
slices
snack
stem
sweet
tart
teacher gift
toffee
tree
variety
vitamin C
Washington
Winesap
wood
worms
yellow