Friday, August 31, 2012

Templates Builders

Check out the newest by Karen Diamond Designs!! These are fabulous!! They are Template Builders, Vol 1 and Vol 2. It will make designing templates so much easier!  They are must haves for me!
Template Builders v1 Preview Template Builders v2
They are on sale for only $2.00 through the 13th of September!! Grab them while you can!

True North Scraps News

There is so much happening at True North Scraps, so grab a cup of coffee or whatever your beverage of choice is and settle in for a bit while you read this! First of all, today is the last day that the TNS MouseScrappers store is open. This is your last chance to pick up several kits that are MouseScrappers exclusives!

Some of these kits will be retired after TNS closes her MS store, others will be revamped at a much later date and won't be available for quite some time. Right now the entire True North Scraps MouseScrappers store is on sale for 50% off until it closes. Don't miss your chance to get these exclusive kits at a great price before they are gone forever.
Next news is the new TNS release! Dawna has made a bright and cheery paper pack and an adorable alphabet that is perfect for LOs about young children. Look for it exclusively at her Scraps N Pieces store in the Bits N Pieces promotion for only $1 each for the first week of September!
Dawna put together a short slideshow of some of the LOs the talented North Stars made using just the papers and the alphabet blocks:
Tomorrow is the first of September which means it is Super Saturday at Scraps N Pieces! Don't miss the big savings! True North Scraps has 3 products in the sale: Pick up one of Dawna's clever Dated and Stapled packs. Both are only $1 on September 1st!

Also available for a ridiculously low price tomorrow is the very popular Move It Move It, on sale for $2 only on Super Saturday.

Scrap It to Win It is just around the corner! Have you signed up yet? You must be signed up by Sept 1 or you can't play, and let me tell you, the prizes are amazing so you definitely want to play! True North Scraps is one of several SNP designers donating prizes to this contest.
And finally, Dawna's two weeks as the featured designer at Scraps and Pieces has drawn to a close. Today is your last day to get all your tasks wrapped up. Tomorrow Dawna will be adding up all the points and choosing the winner of the lottery and will get those prizes out as soon as humanly possible. A recap of the tasks/games:

 Lottery: Buy anything in my store between midnight CST Aug 16 and midnight CST Sept 1, and you will get one entry into the draw for a $10 coupon to my store. The draw will take place from all the entries on Sept 1.

 Earn Freebies:
1) Template challenge (free template available here) = 1 point, plus 1 more point if your LO is at least 75% TNS
2) Wear my blinkie = 2 points
3) Follow me: Pinterest = 1 point, Facebook = 1 point, Blog = 1 point
4) Sign up for my newsletter = 2 points
5) Purchase something from my store = 3 points (plus the above-mentioned entry into the lottery)
6) Tell me your top 3 favourite kits in my store = 3 points

1 - 4 points earns a coupon to my store for $2.49
5 - 10 points earns your choice of one kit in my store
11 - 15 points earns a $10 coupon to my store PLUS a bonus entry into the Lottery

Surprises: You just never know.... oh what the heck! I'll let the cat out of the bag! Several people have opened their private message inboxes at Scraps N Pieces to find a surprise -- One of the North Stars randomly sent a coupon to some of the people that have posted LOs in the TNS gallery. A couple more lucky people who have uploaded LOs to the TNS gallery, are still going to find a surprise RAK in their inboxes, so make sure you have uploaded there!

One last surprise - if you have been playing along with the Featured Designer games, hopefully one of the tasks you completed was to sign up for the True North Scraps Newsletter. If you were signed up before 4 pm Eastern yesterday, you will find a newsletter exclusive freebie in yesterday's newsletter! I hope you didn't miss out!

 Whew. My fingers are tired from typing all that out! However, I want to mention a couple more things. "Like" True North Scraps on Facebook and then keep your eyes open for a new exclusive FB freebie, available soon! And finally, there is a big announcement to make soon so make sure you are subscribed to my blog or the newsletter so you don't miss it!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Picture Perfect by AmyDane Designs

Have you seen this beautiful kit by AmyDane Designs?  It's called Picture Perfect.  I love it!  The colors, the elements, the word art, everything about it is perfect!  Take a look at it and see what you think.

Here are a couple of layouts I did with this kit.  

I even have a page starter freebie for you.  You can grab it at the Scraps-N-Pieces blog.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

$2.00 Tuesday

It's Tuesday and that means great deals at Stuff to Scrap!
Me-N-You is a soft everyday kit that is perfect for any and all photos. The blues, yellows, whites and browns make this a very versatile kit. It is perfect for wedding photos, date night, girl's night out or just family time photos. You get 11 patterened papers, 6 solid papers, an acrylic alpha (upper, lower, numbers and some symbols) and 27 elements.

Lil Peanut: Do you have a cute little person in your life or are you small or do you like peanuts...this mini is full of fun variety that is perfect for any and all layouts. This mini kit has 11 papers and 24 elements. There is also a set of quickpages available.

Back to School Sale!

Are you ready for a sale?? I know I am! Make sure to head over to Scraps N Pieces this weekend for their awesome Back To School sale!

Don't forget that the TNS newsletter will be coming out Wednesday and you don't want to miss it! There's plenty of news in it! Subscribe to the True North Scraps newsletter here

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sketchapalooza 8 - Seeing Double

This is my favorite online class.  I get so many layouts done during this class, and the templates are there to use whenever I want to.  Check it out.  We start September 1st.
Sketchapalooza 8 is ready to roll! By popular request - this all new sketch class will feature double page sketches! During this month long course you will be provided with tons of brand new original sketches along with both paper and digital examples of finished pages from our talented designers and digital templates will be provided (both PS and SBC!)  This fast paced, exciting class is suitable for any level of scrapper and caters to both traditional and digital artists alike. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to get a lots of pages done and have a ball doing it!

Here is what you can expect during this class:

  • A full five weeks of class running from September 1st to October 6th
  • Detailed sketches made exclusively for you by our designers
  • 12 Double pages sketches plus several bonus single page sketches
  • At least 26 total page sketches!
  • Digital templates provided for each sketch in PS/PSE and SBC!
  • Fabulous creative examples for each sketch in both paper and digital by our talented designers
  • A private class forum with lots of support and friendly conversation
  • A gallery filled with layout examples (in the last class over 450 pages were posted!)
  • Self-paced class - do as much or as little as you like
  • A PDF file including all the sketches from the class for you to keep for future reference (plus digital scrappers can use the templates over and over again)
  • Prizes - who doesn't love a chance to win?
  • Plus a few surprises :)
The cost for this month long class is only $25.00.                

Ready to sign up? Just click the here.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Chalk Talk by Leaving a Legacy Designs

The summer time fun is coming to an end and kids are either already back in school or getting ready to head to school. *Have you been busy getting those school supplies ready and backpacks packed for that first day. *While you are shopping be sure to pick up an amazing kit, memory book and quickpages to scrap those school memories. *Leaving a Legacy Designs' newest kit, Chalk Talk is perfect for those back to school memories! *Chalk Talk is a huge kit with*25 patterned papers, 10 solid papers, 20 word bits, 2 alphas and 83 elements! *There is also coordinating word art, quickpages and memory book! *The kit, word art, quickpages and memory book are on sale 30% off until September 1 or you can grab a bundle which is 40% off always! *There are several bundles to choose from so be sure to check them all out here.

A closer look at the patterned papers
Solid papers included in the kit
The Word Art

The quickpages

The Memory Book: A great way to capture your child's thoughts, favorites, friends and more during the school year. *There is a homeschool version as well! *Colors included for boy or girly pages!

Here are a couple of layouts I did using this kit.  

I even have a freebie for you.  Hope you like it.  Click on preview to download.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Under Construction by Karen Diamond Designs

Did you see the reveal of this kit that I posted earlier?  I love it!  It is perfect for some of the pictures I have so of course I was excited!  Anyway, here is the preview, it's linked to her store and it is on sale for the first week for 60% off!  You can't beat that!

Here are my layouts using this kit.  I told you it was perfect for them!

Summertime by Fit 2 Be Scrapped

Summertime may almost be over, but now is the perfect time to scrap all those pictures you took this summer!  Well Fit 2 Be Scrapped has the perfect kit for you, Summertime.  So if you love the days of Summer, warm weather and lots of sun, then that means plenty of time spent outdoors and lots of photo opportunities! Then this is the kit you need!  Check out the preview, it's linked to the store.

Check out these layout that I did using this kit.  I really love the way they turned out.  I used one of the templates from the Dear Friend Template Pack at Scraps N Pieces.

 I even made a freebie for you.  In fact, I got so carried away playing with this kit, that I made two frame clusters for you.  Check out the preview.  If you click on it, it will take you to the SNP blog and you can download it from there.

Reveal - Under Construction by Karen Diamond Designs

Today is Thursday..... and it's here!! I am so excited to be able to reveal to you Under Construction! Under Construction Flash Preview

Look at that alphabet, isn't it cute? It's dirt!!

You can grab this kit at 40% OFF this week only!! Click on the image above to be taken to the product at Scraps-N-Pieces.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Stuff to Scrap $2.00 Tuesday

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Grouchy is a morning/breakfast kit with a twist. My grouchy friend will go great with those fun morning snap shots you got of those kiddos going back to school or how about those sweet photos of your little ones sleeping? Grouchy is a huge kit full of morning and evening elements for any and all pages! You get 22 patterned papers, 5 solid papers and 2 embossed papers. There are 2 alphas: Bedhead is a full alpha with upper and lower case, numbers and some symbols. Coffee is a mixed case alpha with numbers. There are also 60+ elements included in the kit!
Also be sure to check out the quickpages and templates!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sneak Peek - Under Construction

A Sneak Peek of Under Construction. This kit includes 20 background papers, 37 elements, and a full alphabet (lowercase, uppercase, symbols, and numbers). As a bonus when buying this kit, you will get a Cardstock Paper Pack and Plaid Paper Pack! There is also a Word Art Pack and Layer Styles Bundle (Glitter, Acrylic, Glitter Gel, Plastic, and Glossy) that are Add Ons.

Under Construction will be revealed on Thursday, August 22. I can't wait!! YOU are going to love it!! I have heard nothing but wonderful things from this kit!!

Under Construction Kit Sneak Peek

Want a chance to *WIN* Under Construction kit? Leave a comment over at Karen Diamond Designs and she'll pick a winner, randomly, on Thursday, August 23 at 12CST.

Want more chances to win?

True North Scraps is having a 50% off sale!

True North Scraps is having a huge sale! Absolutely everything in her stores are 50% off!! First of all, at the Scraps N Pieces shop, she is the Featured Designer and she is celebrating by giving you some big savings! She has lots of things going on there, so check it out!
Switching gears, she have decided to close her shop at MouseScrappers on September 1. Everything in that store is also 50% off. You will find some kits there that are available exclusively at MouseScrappers so hurry in and snap them up before they are gone!
Don't worry -- she's not leaving designing! Her store is remaining open at Scraps N Pieces. After September 1, her designs will only be available at Scraps N Pieces. Remember to sign up for her newsletter to keep up with all that is happening at True North Scraps! There's big news coming soon!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dear Friend - Template Pack

We have a dear friend and fellow designer that has been diagnosed with leukemia. She has missed a lot of work and so designers from Scraps N Pieces and Stuff to Scrap have come together to put together a fund raising kit to benefit our Dear Friend. She is a great designer and a good friend to all of us. She is having to take a break right now from work and from designing to take care of herself and we hope the funds raised from this template pack will help benefit her in some small way and show our appreciation to her for all she has done to help and support us.
This template pack contains 40 – 12×12 templates and 4 – 8.5 x 11 templates in PSD, TIF, PNG, and PAGE formats. You will get tons of use from them and be able to use them over and over again. Be sure to tell your friends to come pick up this great deal on some awesome templates and help out our friend in the meantime. Template pack is $15 regularly, but on sale for $11.99 right now. That makes it less than 30cents per template!

Here are a couple of super cute layouts made with a couple of these templates