Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wild Card Wednesday!!

Today we are going to kick off the start to Wild Card Wednesdays!!! 
The topic: Digi Scrap 101
(Covering the basics of digital scrapping and some of the most important tools to create simple paper style layouts) Today we will be covering some of your basic tools in your scrapping program. And basic uses and how tos to create fabulous pages. We will also be dicussing what tools make what things happen for digital layouts that you would usually do with paper layouts. There will be covering of some more advanced techiniques- but not completely in depth, just a basic rundown to get you going forward with your creativity. 

Wild Card Wednesdays is a weekly chat that I will be hosting
at www.acherryontop.com. in the chat room
Each week a new chat topic will be discussed and challenge issued covering the topic. The chats will be offered at 2 times to accomodate time zones and the subject will be the same during BOTH, so it will only be necessary to attend one chat time. Those that attend will recieve ACOT points to use on future purchases, and those that complete the challenge will receive a gift from yours trully.

NOW- It has been expressed that both chats times available are not necessarily going to work for some people wishing to partake- FOR this there will be a recap thread in the forum about the topics discussed as well as a Saturday "Nooner" recap chat. This weeks "Nooner" will be Saturday May 28th in the ACOT Chat room at 12 pm EST (noon)  This will be for anyone to attend and either refresh or catch up on the topics at hand- And a question/answer based part to ask any new questions you might have developed during the few days after the Wednesday chat. 

The chat recap will also be posted in the forum for those to go back and look over the things dicussed OR for those that can not make it but would like to freshen up their skills to look over.

And don't forget- today is the last day to apply for the Creative Sweeties team:



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Calling all scrappers that are laid back, easy going and love to have fun! If you want the chance to work with ALL Sweet Digi Scraps products- then this is for you!

Requirements are simple: Use what you like, but do use what you take
4 layouts per month, upload to the Zig Zag Scrap gallery and 2 others of your choosing
Help weigh in on questions, designs etc that I might ask from time to time
But most importantly, above all- Have fun.

To apply email the following to sweetdigiscraps AT yahoo DOT com
with subject line Im A Sweetie (this is so I can easily filter spam as well)
* Name and short bio
*a layout using one of my products (Either past or present- free or in the store)
There are currently 2 free mini kits on my facebook fanpage
HERE
*Link to your most recent/updated gallery
*Answer why you feel you should be a "Creative Sweetie"

Call ends May 25th 2011
All emails will be replied to within 24 hours, if you have not heard a reply back, please resubmit as spam filters may have blocked your email.
announcement of new Sweeties will be made June 1st 2011


Hope to see you all later on in the ACOT chat room!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

No end...BEGINNINGS!!!!

Alright so today is the beginning of the end.....Hmmmmm If so then I couldn't be happier ;) I won't get into all of that- as I am sure your facebook news feeds and twitter feeds have been filling you up enough about the "End" being here. Me personally- this weekend I am celebrating, scrapping and spending time with my wonderful families (both IRL and digi) No, not for rapture reasons ;) LMAO- BUT because I am bringing all that exciting news I have been bubbling about for the past week :) 

June kicks off the 4th year anniversary of Sweet Digi Scraps!! I can't believe it has been that long...as it seems my addiction for scrapping and designing is fresher than ever :) BUT it has been...*sigh* 
But I figured we might as well celebrate it up right :) First, starting Next week : May 25th, we are going to kick off the start to Wild Card Wednesdays!!! 
The topic: Digi Scrap 101
(Covering the basics of digital scrapping and some of the most important tools to create simple paper style layouts)
This will be a weekly chat that I will be hosting at www.acherryontop.com. in the chat room
Each week a new chat topic will be discussed and challenge issued covering the topic. The chats will be offered at 2 times to accomodate time zones and the subject will be the same during BOTH, so it will only be necessary to attend one chat time. Those that attend will recieve ACOT points to use on future purchases, and those that complete the challenge will receive a gift from yours trully. NOW- It has been expressed that both chats times available are not necessarily going to work for some people wishing to partake- FOR this there will be a recap thread in the forum about the topics discussed as well as a Saturday "Nooner" recap chat. This will be for anyone to attend and either refresh or catch up on the topics at hand- And a question/answer based part to ask any new questions you might have developed during the few days after the Wednesday chat. 
 I will post more about the topic we will be covering tomorrow, as well as give you a glimpse at what the challenge will be- as well as gift :)

Now- Even more news...o yes this weekend is bringing tons of news to kick off next month:)
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I am so very excited to announce my grand opening at Zig Zag Scrap!!
I have already loaded the store up with over 60 products that are on sale for 20% off!!
But you have a chance to win you favorite product!!
Just go check out the stores new release section- where you will find all the Sweet Digi Scraps goodies this weekend,
And then post to THIS thread which one is your favorite- thats it!.
On May 22nd 2011 at 11:59 pm EST I will do a random drawing and one lucky scrapper will win it!!
 
And don't forget, if you have ever wanted to scrap with  ALL my products for free- Then  you should check out my current Sweeties Call. 
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Calling all scrappers that are laid back, easy going and love to have fun! If you want the chance to work with ALL Sweet Digi Scraps products- then this is for you!

Requirements are simple: Use what you like, but do use what you take
4 layouts per month, upload to the Zig Zag Scrap gallery and 2 others of your choosing
Help weigh in on questions, designs etc that I might ask from time to time
But most importantly, above all- Have fun.

To apply email the following to sweetdigiscraps AT yahoo DOT com
with subject line Im A Sweetie (this is so I can easily filter spam as well)
* Name and short bio
*a layout using one of my products (Either past or present- free or in the store)
There are currently 2 free mini kits on my facebook fanpage
HERE
*Link to your most recent/updated gallery
*Answer why you feel you should be a "Creative Sweetie"

Call ends May 25th 2011
All emails will be replied to within 24 hours, if you have not heard a reply back, please resubmit as spam filters may have blocked your email.
announcement of new Sweeties will be made June 1st 2011

I hope you all have a fabulous Saturday- Live it up as if it is your last :) (Pun to the world news LOL)
Much love and hugs :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hitting that milestone....And Calling ALL sweeties!

The rain just hasn't stopped....Although looking at the weather forecast, I found a bit of light ;) At least the midwest amazingly enough right down the Mississippi River stretch) is getting a little break- Someone is looking out :) But that means a break will be coming here soon too. 

I was out yesterday afternoon, and it had been what I thought drizzling all day long- but it wasn't until actually being out in it that I realized it was just a steady rain that would easily soak you to the core in out in it for 5 minutes or so LOL. I had rain dripping off my forehead by the time I was done. 

Summer is just around the corner- that is evident more so than ever now. Kindergarten graduation is less than a week away- so this week has been chalked full of the "end of the year" activities. I am getting that lump in my throat already- My baby's growing so very fast! I need to stock the camera bag up with tissues as I fear I will be a big soppy mommy come commencement day LOL. 

In the same breath however I am a tiny bit excited to have the house full of laughter, screaming, even the occasional fighting. Roxy is my ring leader in the house- and during school hours it has been rather quiet around here. Don't get me wrong- I love some peace and quiet as much as the next person. But for some reason, I work and operate better with noise. I even have to have the radio or tv going to fall asleep. 
So here is to a busy, noise filled summer! LOL

I mentioned yesterday that there was going to be a call....and call time it is!!



Calling all scrappers that are laid back, easy going and love to have fun! If you want the chance to work with ALL Sweet Digi Scraps products- then this is for you!

Requirements are simple: Use what you like, but do use what you take
4 layouts per month, upload to one store gallery of mine and 2 others of your choosing
Help weigh in on questions, designs etc that I might ask from time to time
But most importantly, above all- Have fun. 

To apply email the following to sweetdigiscraps AT yahoo DOT com
with subject line Im A Sweetie (this is so I can easily filter spam as well)
* Name and short bio *a layout using one of my products (Either past or present- free or in the store) 
*Link to your most recent/updated gallery  *Answer why you feel you should be a "Creative Sweetie"

 Call ends May 25th 2011
All emails will be replied to within 24 hours, if you have not heard a reply back, please resubmit as spam filters may have blocked your email.
announcement of new Sweeties will be made June 1st 2011

Good luck scrappers! I can't wait to get the new team rolling!

Also we hit the milestone on facebook!
For hitting the 500 mark, I figured it was time to celebrate US! Exclusive gift for all my facebooks friends and followers. Click the preview below to be taken to the Sweet Digi Scraps fan page to snag it up!


I hope you all enjoy, and have a fabulous Hump day :)  And there is still exciting news coming for SDS! I can't wait to share with you all!
With Much Love

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What a weekend

Monday is like my Sunday (and verses Saturday much like my Friday) I kind of like having it that way, as that is the normal for my area. Most of the mom and pops kind of places are closed on Sundays and Mondays- so its like family rest and relaxation time. And that we did :) I finally got my flower beds dug up and some of the flowers planted (Only some of them since I was pretty much dodging rain drops all weekend) The girls helped with the digging- and was more than happy to keep going until Stevie found a worm...then another..then another. They made it very apparent that they are more of the girly girl variety and not so much into the whole earthy thing. SIGH....Maybe that will turn around soon (at least I figure it will by the time its really nice and warm out and they can go make mud pies and dirt castles LMAO)

I also managed to get a good bit of ground work done for SDS, which I think is turning out to be awesome! My schedule for chats for the entire summer has been mapped out, challenges figured out AND I have been working underwraps on a new exciting announcement :) Another milestone was hit on the Sweet Digi Scraps fan page- and there is a new exclusive gift available for download...and by the looks of it, another will be posted tomorrow :) YAY! So if you haven't already- head over to the fan page and click on the exclusive gift tab to grab up the new giftie.
I also have a new kit that entered the stores today that I am rather fond of. In memory of my mother, as something that I can never forget is her hands. She had hands that were so soft and gentle to the touch, and always seemed to make everything alright. But yet on close examination you could tell they were the hands of a hard worker, that gave everything her all. In any regard, since Mother's day has just recently passed by, I have had her stuck prominent in my thoughts as of late...so out came this kit: 

I will be back very soon with some new announcements AND get ready for the SDS Sweetie call. I have not had one in a little over a year, and it's just the right time. So be on the lookout on how to apply to be one of the Creative Sweeties!

With Much love and hugs,

Thursday, May 12, 2011

What a week!! Winning and a gift too!!

Okay, this has been a week for the record books LOL. Firstly, NSD was AWESOME!! I had so much fun over at the ACOT crop, and enjoyed tons of laughs and scrapping with some fabulous ladies. So yep- that meant I ACTUALLY scrapped!!! Here are the two layouts I did during my speed scraps using two of my brand new kits :

So the week couldn't be all happy smiles and giggles ya know- We (as in the whole family) have had car problems that have left us down 2 vehicles :( Gotta love it, but HEY when life throws ya lemons....it makes for an awesome summer treat LOL. Which is another thing- after a week it seems of straight gloom and rain, today was hot and sunny! Up to 84 here today and looks to be that way for the next couple days. The air conditioner got its first use of the season (with 5 kiddos running around in this house on top of me cooking and it being 80+ out, it was necessary! LOL) 

But even better news for my evening- I entered a giveaway during NSD weekend through the amazingly talented Sarah's (My Four Hens Photography) blog. It was a chance to win a $40 gift card to Janum's etsy store! If you haven't heard of either- they are DEFINITELY worth checking out. But guess what... I WON!! So this momma is going to snag up some awesomeness to do a future photo shoot with the peanut. (Since I have sooo many pics of me and the girls together and matching- I am taking the opportunity to treat us) So be on the lookout for those pictures to be coming in the future. 

And that wonderful news has put me in the sweet giving mood too :) So here is a sweet mini kit that I had available this weekend during the NSD crop - and I want to share with you all! 

~*~Click preview to download~*~
Link will be available for 48 hours
until 1 am EST May 14th

Also if you check out my facebook fanpage, you can also snag up this free mini kit too!!! *And as soon as we hit 400 fans, there will be ANOTHER gift :) YAY!! Just click the preview below to be taken to my FB page to snag up this mini kit for free.

And don't forget that today is the LAST DAY to save on Sweet Digi Scraps product. Everything is currently 40% off including all my new releases! *Making everything $1-5 bucks*

I will be back soon with some awesome news and a sneak peek of all the new goodies lined up for the shoppe! Also soon coming is my full chat and challenge schedule for this next coming months. I will be bringing Wild Card Wednesdays to ACOT- Each week will spotlight a particular technique or style to scrapping and hopefully challenge us all to step outside of the box and explore all the amazing things digi scrapping has to offer!  Much love and hugs!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

NSD Sale!

Hello Everyone! I have loads to share, update and well- just plain say :) But its NSD- so lets get this party started shall we?

I still have some last minute work to do- so I am trying to hurry that all up ;) But I wanted to let you all know about the sale that is under way, as well as let you in on the 7 (yep SEVEN) brand new products that have just been added to the shoppes! 

To Celebrate (inter)National Scrapbooking Day, ALL Sweet Digi Scraps products will be 50% off. The special sale ends May 8th at 11:59pm EST.
But don't worry if you missed the iNSD sale, there will be a second chance to snag up your wishlist items at a 40% off discount from May 9th - 12th EST.

Including the following Brand New Releases!

 


I will be back a little later in the day tomorrow to let you in on some OTHER new products, a little gift from me to you, and let you know where to get in on the Sweet Action with me tomorrow evening for some scrapping and chatting fun! Also, if you haven't already- Hop over and like my facebook fanpage- Tomorrow I will be giving away an exclusive gift JUST for my facebook friends.