Friday, 26 April 2013

Super Saturday at SNP; plus a freebie!

True North Scraps have a couple of kits that are going into Scraps N Pieces Super Saturday Sales.

The first one is Small World for $3.00. Small World is anything but small! Sure the elements are themed about small items like ladybugs, garden gnomes, and cute little mice, but there are almost 50 of them! The 15 papers are so carefully detailed that you will think they are real! You also get a full alpha of upper, lower and numbers!

Next is Whisper for $3.00, such a great price for this kit. Soft and delicate. Vintage. Those are words I'd use to describe this kit. If you like the romantic look, have some photos of the kids dressed up in their Easter finest, or know a sweet newborn baby, you need this kit. Outdoor wedding season is coming up. This kit would be perfect for something like that! This kit is amazingly versatile and makes for some stunning pages. The 49 beautiful elements will accommodate many situations that you will want to scrap about and 16 papers!

Plus Whisper Alpha is on sale for $1.00 today. This alpha has a delicate, rustic, elegant look. It's all upper case letters to make your LO titles stand out. Perfectly coordinated with Whisper kit but I'm sure you be able to use it with most kits, so versatile.

Here are a few layouts created by the True North Stars with these kits.








Because you made it to the end we have a Cluster freebie created with Whisper just for you, you can get the direct download here. But it's only available for 1 week.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, 20 April 2013

True North Scraps has a new release

The snow is finally starting to melt around here and lately my thoughts have been about our motorcycle that has been parked in the garage all winter.   We have a beautiful oldie - a 1988 Honda Goldwing.  It's a cruiser and basically it is like riding a moving easy chair.  It's so comfortable!  And it's exhilarating to feel the wind on your face and smell the scent of the freshly worked earth as you ride past newly seeded fields.   It's time to take the dust cover off, gas it up and hit the road!  Well... not literally.  We intend to keep the "rubber side down" and enjoy our rides.  Remember to look twice -- you could save a life!  Motorcycles are hard to see and we hate to hear about any crashes involving motorcycles because you know it's not usually going to end up well for the biker(s).

Okay, public service announcement over.  ;)  (But really -- look twice for a motorcycle that may be hard to see!! Thank you.  I really don't want a case of road rash, or worse...)  I had to make this kit because I'm positive I'm not the only bike enthusiast that scraps!

Lookin For Adventure

This kit has 35 elements and 20 papers, all ready for your photographs of your exciting adventures, whether they are on a motorcycle, a scooter, and even (as you will see from the LOs made by the North Stars) child-sized vehicle adventures too!

Also included is a very bright alpha of upper and lower case letters, numbers and many symbols - including the very hard to find tilde (~), £, and € symbols!

Here's a look at the amazing and creative LOs my team made:

I made one too

This kit is selling at SNP and HS for only $5.00, but I'm putting it on sale for 30% off for the week of April 20 - 28.   It will be available at my store at My Memories at a later date. 

The North Stars enjoyed working with this kit and some of them went the extra mile and made some wonderful freebies for you!  Check out these North Stars' blogs and grab 'em!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

The difference between a designer who cares (me) and one who doesn't...

Everybody should read this!

This is a pet peeve of mine.   I buy CU products to save some time, not for a make-more-work project for me.  I'm not naming names (so don't email me for the name of this "designer"), but look at this -- I have it at only 200% and look at all the work I am going to have to do before I can use it.  This is only about 10% of the element.   If she zoomed to 200% before she put this in her store, her QC stinks.  If she didn't zoom it to 200% before she put it in her store, her QC stinks.  Does she know about QC? There's no way that she should have sold this product like this.  Her store shouldn't have allowed her to add this product either.  It's obvious that neither of them have QC standards.

That is why you have to be so careful when you buy your scrapping supplies, whether they are PU or CU.  There are designers who are extremely picky about what gets put in their store (like ME!).  I always keep it in the back of my mind when I am making any product that if you buy it, you plan to use it to preserve a memory that is precious to you.  I will not mess up your photo book by having sloppy elements or blurry papers.  I take that VERY seriously and if you EVER find something in one of my kits that you are not happy with, please contact me and I WILL make it right for you.  Some designers are not so discerning and could care less, just give 'em your money and they are happy.

Ok, I better run.  I have some eraser work to do now...

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Speed Scrap at SNP April 16

Please join Joyful Expressions for the first JE speed scrap at Scraps N Pieces:

The speed scrap will begin at 7PM CST in the Speed Scraps Thread in the Scraps N Pieces forum .  Directions and advice will also be available in the chat room   If you complete your layout in the allotted time, you will receive the participation prize.  It is the next scrapbooking mini kit in the Joyful Expressions' Fresh Colors series, Tender Shoots:

Love the kit but can't make the speed scrap?  You can grab the Tender Shoots mini kit in the Joyful Expressions' store for just $1.99!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Blog Train Time at Scraps N Pieces

Before I get to the blog train, I want to tell you about my new store!  I have recently joined My Memories.  I'm still building up my inventory there, but my store is open now and I'm having an introductory sale of 30% off everything in my My Memories store until the end of the month.  Take advantage of that for some great savings on some of my most popular kits and keep checking back frequently because I'm adding more kits every few days.

Now, on to your regularly scheduled blog train....

This month's blog train theme and colours are fabulous!  Here is my part:

Click image to download

If you collect all the parts, this is what you will end up with

And just to make sure you stay on track, I've got the list for you to follow

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Thursday, 11 April 2013

New Release from TNS!

Do You Believe in Fairies?

This pixie dusted kit is a rework of a kit I released about a year ago in my first store.   Why did I redo this kit?  Well, it's a favourite kit of mine and I wanted to release it in my current stores, but I've learned so much about designing in the past year that I wanted up update it to my current higher standards first. I changed elements I wasn't happy with, took some elements out that I couldn't upgrade, and added some new elements to this kit.

It's also a lot bigger than last year.  I combined the old kit with the add-on I had made, and turned it into a mega kit with over 70 elements and 34 papers.  Not shown in the preview above, is a full sparkly green  alpha that is also now included in the kit!

Do You Believe in Fairies is available at Scraps N Pieces and Heritage Scrap.  It's on sale for 30% off until April 18th.

My creative team loves this kit!  Look at the fantastic LOs they made with it:

They didn't stop there!  They have some freebies for you!  Hop on over to the blogs of these North Stars to collect your gifts:

I believe in fairies.  Do you?

Friday, 5 April 2013

Super Saturday Sales at SNP

Today True North Scraps has two kits is today's super Saturday sales at Scraps N Pieces. 

Small World is on sale for $3.00. Small World is anything but small! Sure the elements are themed about small items like ladybugs, garden gnomes, and cute little mice, but there are almost 50 of them! The 15 papers are so carefully detailed that you will think they are real! You also get a full alpha of upper, lower and numbers!

Plus Small World Add On is for $1.00. The Small World Add On is the perfect companion to Small World. There are an extra 20 elements and 8 more papers!

Check out these great layouts the North Stars did. Gorgeous...right?





Plus we have a word art cluster that would go great with any layouts created with the Small World and Small World Add On. You can pick up your freebie here (direct download)

Remember this freebie is only available for 1 week. Have a great weekend!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Three Releases from True North Scraps

What a busy busy day today is!  Besides being Easter Monday, and April Fool's Day, it is also release day for True North Scraps.  And what a day of releases it is.  No foolin'!

First of all, I'm doing a little switcheroo.  I put Stormy in my store at Scraps N Pieces this month, and Fresh as a Daisy is finally available at my Heritage Scrap store, making them both available in both my stores now.

Both of these kits are $5.00, but for this week only, they are 30% off!  And just to make things fair, they are on sale at both of my stores!

There's also another kit releasing today:

Softly Comes Spring

This kit was inspired by the colour palette.  I just fell in love with the colours and let them take me where they wanted.  The result is a non-traditionally coloured spring kit that will amaze you with its versatility.

There are 40 elements and 15 papers as well as a full alpha of uppercase, lowercase and numbers.

I have to show you the beautiful LOs that my team made with Softly Comes Spring

My team also wants to share some freebies with you.  Make sure you visit the blogs of my wonderful North Stars

And speaking of North Stars...  I'd love to introduce you to my newest Stars
Karrie and Tina.

I'm still looking to fill one, or maybe 2 more CT spots, and I am still looking for a Promo person.

Get those applications in!  I think that you will have fun being a minion -- the others do.  :D  There aren't many places that will let you come to work in your jammies!
I'm so glad it is spring, how about you?  This Month Scraps N Pieces has put together a very fun designer colab called "When were Helping"  This is a fun cleaning theme kit with lots of fun unique elements, and some added chore charts.  You will fall in LOVE with this kit!

Remember this kit is on sale for 7.99, Quick pages 5.99 or bundle and save for 10.99

The designers have also put together a AWESOME CU grab bag full of BUTTONS

and on to our Bit N Pieces kit.  These month them was Travel.  With a great pallet and Fun theme the designes have created lots of kits to pick and choose from.  Don't forget the first week of the Challenge of the week is all about this kit.