Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I Got an Award ~ and This Week's Freebie

Well, well, well... I must say a big "thank you" to my friend Kimberly of Kimberkatt Scraps, who is on my Creative Team and is also our Scrapbird and Stone Accents Studio advertising guru extraordinaire! I woke up this morning and was totally surprised - Kimberly nominated me for this blog award:

What a lovely surprise! Thanks so much, Kimberly. You know I love ya! :) Now I get to pass this on to seven people I think are deserving. Here are the rules:

1. Put the award on your blog.

2. Include a link to the person who gave you the award.

3. Nominate 7 or more blogs.

4. Leave a message on their blog letting them know they have an award on your blog.

Here are my nominees:

1. Sherah of Skrapper Digitals. I love Sherah because she's a down-home country girl, a great mom, and a wonderful designer. Make sure to check out her stuff!

2. Jill of Jill DZines. I first met Jill a few years ago and was on her CT for quite a while before I started designing. Jill is a fantastic designer and I know you'll love her products.

3. Toiny of Piggyscraps Designs. Toiny is the (relatively new) owner of Stone Accents Studio and she is a wonderful person who really cares about her designers. Toiny is in the midst of a huge move so she may be too busy to actually reply to this thread, but you should check out her stuff anyhow - she has some great goodies out there.

4. Charlie of Charlie's Digiscraps. This woman has some beautiful kits available, so hurry on over to her blog to read more!

5. Kristine of Designs by Kristine. What can I say about Kristine? She's a bundle of fun and wit and has some gorgeous products in her store. Oh - don't miss her recipe for Luscious Lemon Bars currently on her blog!

6. Bunny Cates of Digi-Scrap Obsession. Bunny is hilarious, always great for laughs and is also extremely crafty. You will definitely want to read her blog updates.

7. Mistybelle Designs. I love this woman for her seemingly endless energy and her positive attitude. She's an amazing part of the SAS team. She also gives out a LOT of freebies on her blog.

Congrats on the award, ladies - have fun with it. :)

I want to let you know about a couple of mini-kits now in my store. Both of these have a Bonus Quick Page thrown in, which you can see in my sample layout below. These kits are on sale for only 1.70 (including the free Quick Page) for about one more week.

The first one is Mother's Day:

The second new mini is called Baby of Mine:

This week's freebie coordinates with my Everyday Moments kit, currently on sale for 25% off. You can get the entire kit, including a full alpha, for only $3.75!
Here is a sample layout made by Jan of the SAS CT:
This pretty page is by Kimberly:

Great layouts, don't you think? Okay, here's your freebie. Click on the preview to download and please don't share this download link. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What a Feeling Freebie, New Challenges, and a New Designer Program

SAS is running a New Designer Program. If you're interested in designing scrapbooking products, this is a great way to get your feet wet and get a taste of what is involved. You can read about the program HERE in the SAS forum.

Check out this month's new challenges at Scrapbird and Stone Accents Studio. The Quote Challenge at SB will provide inspiration with some summertime quotations, and here is the posting bonus:

Also, the Clutter It Challenge is up-and-running. The posting bonus is a cute mini-kit called Summer Vacation:

This week's freebie coordinates with What a Feeling, a bright, fun kit for summer layouts. Right now this kit is 50% off and you can get the whole thing - 18 papers and 40 elements - for only $2.75!

Here are some sample layouts made with this kit:

By Livia:

By me:

Here is your freebie for this week, a sampler of What a Feeling. Just click on the preview to download and please remember, no sharing the link ~ send your friends here to download. Have fun!