Monday, 30 September 2013

The leaves are starting to change in parts of the States, and the air is getting cooler.  It's October!  Fall is finally here!!  Let's check out what the designers at Scraps N' Pieces have been busy doing...

October Scraps N' Pieces Store Collab Kit - Every Day Heroes
Firefighters.  Police Officers.  Emergency Responders.  Every day, heroes are busy protecting our homes, streets, and lives.  We honor them this month with this bright and wonderful kit.
Grab the kit for just $7.99, the quick pages for $5.99, or go big with the bundle for $10.99.

October CU Grab Bag - Rickety Rack
For those designers that want something unique to add to their stash,, this is a fun pack of ric rac that is a little different from your everyday pieces of straight ric rac.  Grab it the first week while it is 35% off.

Bits N' Pieces
This month's Bits N Pieces theme is all about photography, scrapbooking, and capturing those precious memories!  The warm browns, blacks, and soft light blue is perfect for ANY layout.  Check out these amazing pieces the designers have for you.   
 Remember all pieces are just $1 the first week of the month!  After the first week, the designers may combine their products into a full-size kit and all will be at regular price, so don't wait.  Also, the first weekly challenge each month is dedicated to the month's Bits N' Pieces products.  Use them in a layout, post it and link to gallery, and earn some points.  It's a win win!!

Be sure to add the following speed scraps to your calendar, and join us in the forum and chat for a lot of fun.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Only 4 more days left!!

The end of September is coming up fast!  And that doesn't only mean that Thanksgiving (in Canada) and Halloween are right around the corner, it also means that there are only 4 more days left to pick up some wonderful kits at an amazingly low price that are being retired from my Scraps N Pieces store.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Random-ness today

Did You Get These Yet?

Get ready! I've been working on some really cute kits lately. Have you had a chance to purchase these popular kits yet?  All these kits are available at Scraps N PiecesMy Memories and Heritage Scrap.

And Releasing Soon.....  


Have you been following the issues Scraps N Pieces (and apparently GingerScraps too, I heard) have been having with hackers? I tell ya, it was a nightmare just sitting there as a designer, I can't even imagine what it was like to be the owner of those sites. I certainly don't envy them!

For SNP, it was not a malicious attack in that there was no real loss of data, other than a couple hours during the time the host was recovering and upgrading the site. HOWEVER, for members of SNP, it was malicious in that the hackers were looking for weak passwords. What they do is they grab the database of emails and passwords. Once they have that, they know that a lot of people use the same password for multiple sites. So they start trying to hack sites that use same the email and password that the members use at SNP. I know of 4 SNP members who had their Twitter accounts hacked immediately following the hack at SNP. Coincidence? Possibly, but I highly suspect it was related.

I have changed all my passwords (and wow what a headache that is!) and have gone so far as to have computer generated passwords on some of the more important sites like banking and such. I strongly suggest everybody does the same thing. If you are concerned about remembering all those passwords, there are reputable websites set up to keep track of them for you. The one I recommend is LastPass because A) it was recommended to me by my son who keeps up with internet security issues; B) it works; and C) it's FREEEEEEEEEE. It is also very highly encrypted and I feel that it's safe.

 Season of Change: 

It's Autumn! Can you believe that it's almost October?! The leaves are falling and changing colours; the weather is cool in the morning and evening yet warm in the daytime; the hours of daylight are getting shorter; the geese are flocking; and... there are no mosquitoes left! (yippee!)

But not only is this the season of change for the Earth, it is also a season of change for myself. I decided it was time to completely redo myself. So now, I have the shortest hair I've ever had and it's also darker than it's ever been. And I LOVE it! I've been losing weight -- 20 down, 20 to go. I have little positive quotes posted all over my office and have noticed a huge difference in my attitude.

Finally, TNS is holding a rare CT Call:

I am looking for some talented people to join my Creative Team

1. 4 LOs a month, Freebies will occasionally be required.  Commenting in TNS galleries is also required
2. LOs must be posted in a minimum of 4 galleries, including the galleries and social media of stores I sell at
3.  Participation in Scraps N Pieces forum, using TNS products
4. Blog using provided blog code, also posting in prominent social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter
5.  Responsible, self-motivated people who enjoy scrapping and want to keep it fun.

Email truenorthscraps @ gmail dot come with a short bio, CT experience (experience is not necessary however), other scrapping responsibilities, a link to your best gallery and a link to your blog and Facebook page.

1. Write blog posts for new releases, sales and a few pertinent announcements
2. Write a newsletter using MailChimp to be sent out twice a month
3. LOs are not required
4. You will be given access to all TNS new releases for your personal use

Email truenorthscraps @ gmail dot come with a short bio to apply

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Tammy is having a Speed Scrap on Saturday

Wake up bright and early, grab some coffee, and join Tammy (Memories by Digital Design) in the SNP forum or chat room for a fun speed scrap on Saturday morning!

Check out your fun participation prize...
Hope to see you there!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Superstitious Feeling Release

Are you superstitious? It's Friday the 13th today and True North Scraps has the perfect kit releasing!

ScaryTales Volume 3: Superstitious Feeling

This is a mega kit!  There are nearly 70 elements and 24 papers, plus a full alpha.  And just in case that isn't enough for you...  there are a pack of 7 journal cards and a pack of 5 word arts available too!  And guess what?  This is your lucky week because it's on sale for 30% off until September 20.

If you are looking for a bargain and want everything, you can buy the bundle and you basically get the word arts for free!  Remember, if you use word art in a SNP challenge, you get bonus points.  And just like the kit -- the bundle, the word art and the journal cards are all 30% off until September 20.

Need more savings? Well, some of the North Stars have freebies made for you using Superstitious Feeling:

Oh!  One more thing!  I'm looking for more help!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Grease is the Word!

Woohoo!  A "boy" kit!!  I know they are not easy to find in digi-world.  So you should get excited over this one:

The word cute doesn't do this kit justice!  I love the happy mechanics and check out that tow truck.

There are a total of 34 elements and 20 papers, plus an uppercase and lowercase alpha that includes punctuation.  For the month of September it is exclusively available at Scraps N Pieces.

Of course the North Stars have made some fantastic LOs using this kit:

And I have a freebie for you!

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