Wednesday, 27 February 2013

A big announcement and a freebie!

It seems this won't be a surprise to many people judging from the comments left in the TNS blog contest this week.   Everybody who thought that TNS was opening a new store was right!

I am very happy to announce that in addition to Scraps N Pieces, you can now buy TNS products at Heritage Scrap.

I think this calls for a celebration, don't you?

Between designing and getting ready to open the new store, I have been very busy the last 2 weeks!  But not too busy to make a couple new releases.  I'll tell you about one now, and I'll tell you about the other one in a couple days.

Stormy is releasing at Heritage Scrap on February 28.  It is a beautiful kit that you can scrap those amazing storm cloud formation photos that we all take.  Do you have some photos of the kids splashing in puddles after the rain?  This kit is so versatile, it will even work for sad LOs.  

There are 30 elements and 12 papers in the very dramatic colour palette that I chose to use.  I think it's so pretty, don't you?  It will be in the store for $5.00, but with that grand opening sale, it will only cost $3.00!

I wasn't the only busy one at True North Scraps.  The North Stars have been working on some amazing LOs to show you:

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This is the one I made:

We have some goodies for you too!  Here's something from me:

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I'm not the only one who made a freebie! Stop at Kandi's blog and Kirsty's blog and pick up their gift for you!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Winner announcement

It's time to announce the winner of this last week's blog contest. And the lucky person who will be guesting on my CT for a month is..... 



Congratulations!  Shoot me an email at truenorthscraps at gmail dot com and we'll get things arranged for you to get started.  

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Template Pack Release from TNS and a chance to be a Guest North Star!

Are you a template fan?   There are so many ways to use a template and make it your own, and that's what I had in mind with this set.  You can follow them exactly or dress them up or down, flip, flop, rotate, whatever you fancy.  That has a little to do with the name of this template pack

Whichever Way the Wind Blows

I used them when I made a double page LO for ScaryTales 2: Laissez les bon temps rouler

My North Stars were busy trying out the templates

Don't all these LOs look great?  You can visit their blogs for a closer look at their work.

The templates are CT friendly, and come in PSD, TIF, and PNG formats.  From February 21 - 24, they will be on sale for 30% off, then they will go to their normal price of $3.50.  Grab 'em this weekend while they are really cheap!

I have a question to ask and one of the people who answers it will be chosen randomly to win a one month guest CT term (March 1 - 31) as a North Star!

My question is:  What do you think is my really HUGE news is?   I can't wait to spill the beans, and it's not long before I will, but in the meantime I thought it'd be fun to see what people think.  I can't really give you a clue without completely giving it away, and since it doesn't matter if your answer is right or not for you to win, I thought I'd just leave it wide open and see what people come up with!  Just leave a comment and a way for me to contact you (remember Anonymous can not win) and I'll randomly select a winner Tuesday February 26 at 7 am Central time.  I have a little sneak peek of one of the kits being released in March to encourage you to enter this contest:

Sunday, 17 February 2013

In the U.S., Presidents' Day is celebrated to honor the birth of two of their greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  What a better way to celebrate than preserving our own history through scrapbooking.  Scraps N' Pieces is having a one day Presidents' Day sale - the whole store is 30% off.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

It's time for a sneak peek and another contest!


I've got a kit releasing Feb 11 that will get the good times rolling

I'm starting the party a few days early -- leave a comment with a guess about what you think this kit is and I will randomly select one person to win it!  Contest closes and the winner will be chosen on February 10 at 5 pm Central

Remember, I need some way to contact you if you win -- I can't award a prize to "Anonymous".


Are you a TNS newsletter subscriber?  I hope so!  The last couple newsletters have had some terrific freebies in them, as well as plenty of news.  There's a button to subscribe on the sidebar of my blog.  Don't miss out - the next newsletter is coming out in a couple days and there's another fantastic freebie in it for newsletter subscribers only.  I'll give you a hint:  it coordinates with my new release that day!

Friday, 1 February 2013

New release for TNS and freebies!

Things are heating up at True North Scraps! This is the time of year when Wander Lust hits and people tired of the winter yuckies head south for a week or two of relief from the weather. That's what I had in mind when I designed

Escape to the Caribbean

This beautiful tropical kit is the perfect answer to any vacations to warm sunny destinations that you may have visited recently. The bright and cheery Caribbean colours can't help but get you into a good mood when you see them!

There are 60 gorgeous mostly hand-drawn and shaded elements depicting everything from the sea life to party life of the islands and lots of things in between.

The paper making machine wouldn't turn off for me and I ended up with 24 papers that will make perfect backdrops and accents to your photos.

There is also a very pale blue alpha with upper and lower case letters, numbers 0-9, and common punctuation.

I could have stopped there.  But I was really getting into this theme.  If you can't go to the tropics, you bring the tropics to you, right?  So I kept designing and came up with 16 stunning card stocks.

These are available individually or in a very budget-conscious bundle with the Escape to the Caribbean kit.

Also available individually or in the bundle is a pack of 6 journal cards.
These cards were a freebie to my newsletter subscribers last week, so make sure that you don't purchase them again if you downloaded them from my newsletter.

And of course, the bundle:

Escape to the Caribbean and all the extra Escape bits are all 30% off until February 10th.

Whew! You'd think that was enough, but no there's more! The North Stars and I have come up with a few little treats for you:

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Now that you have a freebie from me, check out my North Stars' blogs for their treats for you:


Stay warm!

February SNP Designer Collab

This month we have a cool boy theme kit for our Designer Collab.  You will love the colors, and all the fun unique elements.  It is called Prince Charming.

Bit and Pieces also turned out adorable, I love all the different takes on one theme.  This month the theme was Chinese New Year~year of the snake.  Remember each piece is only 1.00 the first week so you can mix and match what pieces you would like.  

This month we are doing something new with the Bits N Pieces kit, there will be a challenge of the week (the first one of the month) dedicated to using this kit.  

Our CU Grab bag this month is FULL of date pieces  "It's a Date" is a must for all your designing needs.  

Scraps N Pieces is also doing another Face Book hop, you will hop from designer to designer and collect pieces to a HUGE HUGE kit.