Sunday, December 27, 2009

End Of Year Sale!! Woot!

YAY I just got an email today that the entire Stuff To Scrap store is on sale (except retiring items which are already $1).

So - your first stop is my store (of course LOL) and don't forget my design team Red Genius Enterprises and my partner in crime Little Red Scraps. If you haven't blown your budget, check out the rest of the Stuff To Scrap store. (Yes, I know I am a brat LOL)


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Celebration - Day 5 and Merry Christmas!!

Wow - Christmas Eve! My boys are on fire with excitement and I am on fire with so much left to DO lol. I haven't even started wrapping. Its going to be a late night! I hope you are all enjoying your holiday celebrations - whichever holiday you celebrate, wherever you live.

Today is the last day of Celebration. I am glad you guys loved this kit - I am super happy with how it came out. Today we have lots of goodies for you - so I'll get right to it.

First, here is a 12 by 12 QP I made for you:

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Next, here is a QP and a set of 4 BB pages made by Shel Belle's CT member, Sandra.

You can get the QP here.

You can get the BBs here.

Now - head over to Janie's blog to snag this quick page:

I believe that Lorry has also done a QP from the layout she made that I showed you the other day - so head to her blog to get it.

Check out Shel Belles blog, she will link you up to some of her CT member's freebies.

As far as I know that's all of them, but I may have missed some. Check out my CY members blogs linked on the right just to see what treats may be there.

Thanks again for coming by - Merry Christmas - and I'll chat with you all again soon!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Celebration - Day 4

Well today I feel totally invigorated and inspired and I am so thankful you all took the time to leave me such wonderful comments.

Today we haven't he alpha for the Celebration kit. I'll show you the kit preview again but you can't see the alpha very well so you'll have to just download and see what you think:)

Here are a couple more CT Layouts I have to share:

From Lorry:

From Jodi:

Don't those ROCK? I have a couple more that Shel Belle's CT member Sandra did -and she made hers into QPs so com eback tomorrow to snag them for free:)

Here is the link to snag the alpha from 4sahred:

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And don't forget to go see Shel Belle for her alpha too. Don't forget to thank her for her awesome kit!

Tomorrow will be a QP and various CT freebies - see you then!


You guys ROCK - thank you!!

WOW everyone! What an amazing flood off comments to wake up to! Thank you all so very much! They have totally overshadowed that grumpy-guss moment and I am just wearing a HUGE smile. Thank you sooo much!

About my comment to people who don't always say thank you - I know that sometimes you are in a hurry, and I know that it can be confusing. I didn't mean to make anyone feel bad for not saying thank you all the time - I know that would be impossible. I love that so many of you take the time to say thank you when you do. I love giving away my freebies, I love seeing my blog followers numbers go up and my dwonload numbers go up. That tells me people like what I do - which encourages me to keep doing it:) So it's not just the comments that help, please don't feel bad if you can't/haven't commented. Thank you for coming to my blog, following me, linking me in your blog roll, and just coming by regularly to see what I've got - all of it!

I'll be back this evening with the alpha (which I think you will LOVE by the way!) but wanted to let you guys know that I am absolutely gob-smacked by the wonderful comments, thank you all SO much for taking the time it totally and completely made my day!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Sad Note and Celebration Day 3

Hi everyone - I'm feeling glum right now because someone left me a horrible comment on my blog. It was about the Stuff To Scrap blog train. Here is what the commenter (who hid behind 'anonymous') wrote:

Christmas is on Dec 25 - why would you enter a blog train and take it out early??? What a shame! I have purchased many items from different bloggers as I collected the pieces - I will NEVER buy from someone like you

The Stuff To Scrap blog train has always been officially running from the 1st until the 15th. Some people leave their links up, but the train is over on the 15th. My links came down around the 20th - which is not actually pulling the freebie down early, it is leaving it up longer than necessary. This was never a Christmas train, it was just our monthly blog train that had a Christmas theme this month.

I do at least one free FULL kit per month on my blog and usually I also do the Stuff To Scrap blog train which is a mini kit. Many designers no longer give free kits once they start selling in a store, because they feel it hurts their sales. The chatter in designer forums is to give 'samplers' from kits. However, I am a scrapper too, and it wasn't that long ago that I was looking for freebies too. I found samplers to be really hard to use because ... well ... there isn't enough stuff! So I decided one free kit - a good kit too, not just something I pump out as fast as I can because its free - each month would be how I would still give to people who can't afford to buy, give a useful kit, and still have kits that go straight to the store for sales.

I recently was participating in a designer discussion about freebies, where several designers gave up on regular freebies because people would get upset if they weren't posted long enough, or if they were late posting them, or other things that freebie hunters found 'unfair' about the posting. If I was getting regular rude comments like today's I think I would give up on freebies too.

I am happy to say that most of you are great! Some post nice thank you's and I feel very appreciated by you. Many of you just download and go (you know who you are!) and I would like to encourage you to comment - not just for me, but for all the designers who are giving you freebies...if you haven't tried your hand at designing, maybe give it a go so you can see how many hours of work it takes to make a kit. Then you'll understand why its a drag to see several hundred people have taken your freebie and only 10% or so say thank you. However, even a download without comment is better than the attitude of entitlement shown by anonymous today. It completely took the wind out of my sails, and I am not really feeling enthusiastic about anything.

Here is today's download link. It is to the elements of the kit. I'll post more CT layouts tomorrow when I'm feeling better.

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Don't forget to swing by Shel Belles blog too, for her elements.


Monday, December 21, 2009

Celebration - Day 2

I'm so glad you are loving this kit as much as I do:) Thanks for all your comments it really warms my heart :)

I have a couple of CT layouts to show you today.

From Janie:

From Jodi:

Aren't they pretty? I love how the two kits work together so well. And I love my CT - thanks ladies!

Today you get the second papers link:

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Don't forget to go to Shel Belle's blog to get her second set of papers too!

Thanks again - see you tomorrow for a couple more CT layouts and the elements!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Celebration - Day 1

It's here! My new freebie kit in collaboration with Shel Belle! I'm so excited.

Here is the full kit reveal:

Isn't that awesome? I have been wanting to do a black and white kit for some time, and the idea of New Years and the bling made it seem like a perfect time. I don't have any LOs to show you yet, as everyone is super busy at this time of year, so just imagine all that black and white and shiny goodness with your upcoming New Years photos, or other celebrations:)

So, there aren't as many solids as patterns, so instead of doing one solid day and one patterned day, I just split the papers into two groups of six - you get one group today, and one tomorrow.

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And then go check out Shel Belles blog to get her goodies!

Come on back tomorrow for more papers.


Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Download links and snot

Ohhhh Emmm Gee - I have tears pouring down my face! I always have been bad for typos, and I rely heavily on my spell checker - but when I make a typo that is still a word, my spell checker doesn't flag it ... which is why I had no IDEA my snow layout said ' we don't have snot yet this year'. Thankfully we never get snot falling from the sky!! Thanks J9 for pointing that out to me - my husband and I had a great laugh.

There's been a couple of comments about people missing download links - I am very sorry for that! I have left each of them up for a bit extra, not held strictly to the 24 hours, because I know sometimes it can be herd to get back in on time. I'm sorry if you missed the links. Normally I don't reactivate links once they've expired. But, it's Christmas and I don't feel like being scroogy, so here's a deal - come back Friday, and I'll reactivate all the links for Friday only

In the meantime - you can still sang the elements, the alpha - and be sure to check out the Red Genius Enterprises blog for the daily download!