speed scrap with me

Hey there. First off, I just want to apologize for the site issues going on at ScrapMatters. I know there's been problems accessing the store, adding items to your cart, getting blank white pages. But it IS possible to check out, just be patient and keep trying. Our server host and tech person are working on getting it fixed. It's SO FRUSTRATING not to be able to do anything to make it better. I'm REALLY SORRY guys. Hopefully it will get better.

And - I just wanted to tell you guys to mark your calendars and join me for a Cyber Monday Speed Scrap on Monday (11/30) afternoon. I'm so excited! I get to host a Speed Scrap! It's been a while.

We'll be starting at 11:00 Mountain Time. And everyone who participates is getting this prize:

Hope to see lots of you there!! It's such a fun way to start out the week.

Friday. Black.

It's 1:00 am and that means our sale at SM has officially begun.

*yaY! HoOraY!!!*

It's so rad you guys. You can score the COOLEST Mega Template Pack with a $20 dollar purchase. It has 41 templates in it!!!

Plus everything is 45% off (today -Friday- only)! I honestly can't remember us EVER having a sale this big. It's possibly the biggest SM discount EVER. But don't fret, if you miss shopping on Friday, our sales are still amazing ALL WEEKEND.

I put my this mini-kit in my shop today . . .

"Color Wonder"

Some of you will recognize it as the Speed Scrap prize from earlier this week. But its in the shop available for sale now!! Here's the page I did with it:

and a few more from the team:

It's a totally fun and happy mini-kit!! I really loved scrapping with it, and I know you will too.

Ok - time to enjoy this week's Show Offs . . .

Thanks so much for sending in your LOs this week!! Even with the holiday, I had SO many Show Offs! I loved seeing each one. The Show Offs this week are getting a choice of prize! I don't do "choice of prize" weeks all that often, so this is a special Black Friday treat. Watch your email inboxes show offs and then respond to my email to pick your prize . . .

If you'd like to show off and get prizes, all you have to do is send me your layouts using Britt-ish Designs products. Read the end of this post for all the details.

And that's everything for my Black Friday sale kick off post!! Hope you guys all have a fun time shopping the sales! While the crazies are out getting $5 flannel pants at Wal-Mart, I'll be tucked in my warm bed. teeheeeehee


let the deals begin!

Well, the parade is over. The turkey's been carved and devoured. Now what?

It's time to SHOP!

ScrapMatters' Black Friday sale is just hours from opening its doors, but some shops are already in full swing.

Many of you know Megan Turnidge's designs. I'm on her CT and seriously there is the BEST deal going on right now over where she sells. Farmer's Market at ScrapOrchard. All items at the Farmer's Market are just $1 (through Sunday 11/29)!! And Megan's got some ADORABLE products marked down to just $1, including a pack of brand new templates. And yes, they are only $1!! You just can't pass up a deal like that.

Here's the page I scrapped with Megan's new templates:

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We had such a fun Thanksgiving today! I hope all of you did as well. It's such a great day to spend with family. Eating good food. Laughing, enjoying each other's company. We really enjoyed the day. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!!

See you in just a couple hours for the big Black Friday kick off at ScrapMatters!!!

you still have time

Just a quick reminder that you have until midnight tonight to participate in my MouseScrapper's Challenge and get this fun mini-kit as your prize!!

I've been FLOORED by the number of layouts that have been submitted! It's so exciting. And I hope to see lots more before midnight tonight!!

Guess where I get to go in an hour! The DENTIST!! Can you believe its been 6 months since my initial cleaning where I found out I'd have to get a root canal and all that work done? Time flies. Today's my cleaning and check up. Cross your fingers I get a clean bill of teeth health today.

And last but not least. Start getting excited for this weekend. ScrapMatters is having a very awesome Black Friday Sale!!!

I'm totally an online Black Friday shopper. No early morning crazy shopping for me. Thanks, I'll pass! But online deals do get me excited!!!!

Alrighty - that's it from me today.

biggest manic monday deal yet!

Today's Manic Monday sale item is the biggest and best deal I've had yet! GG Digital Designs and I have put our "High School Never Ends" kit on sale for 50% off!!!

"High School Never Ends"

This mega kit its only 3.50 today!!! Be sure to grab it!

Check out this adorable LO that Natasha scrapped with it:

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And probably my all-time favorite page scrapped with this kit - a page by one of my former Britt Girls, Kelsy (miss you!!!).

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Have fun shopping the Manic Monday sale this week. And have a wonderful Monday!!

Crazy Eights

Saw this on my friends blog and thought it sounded like fun.

Crazy Eights: 8 questions, 8 answers, 8 tags

8 TV shows I love:
So You Think You Can Dance
How I Met Your Mother
Big Bang Theory
Project Runway
Vampire Diaries
Ghost Adventures
Amazing Race

8 movies I love:
You've Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle
Across the Universe
Star Trek (the new one)
Casino Royale
Father of the Bride (1 and 2)
Star Wars (all of em!)
500 Days of Summer

8 restaurants I love:
Johnny Carinos
Cafe Rio
Olive Garden
Happy Sumo
Le Cellier at Epcot
In and Out Burger

8 things that happened yesterday:
got to sleep in
snuggled on the couch in lazy Saturday morning fashion with Josh
read blogs & found some cool new blogs to read
made tuna fish sandwiches for lunch
date night - out to dinner at Goodwood
went to Costco
watched our new Up blu-ray

8 things i look forward to:
watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade
Thanksgiving DINNER
going back to Disneyland
my birthday!
Going to see Princess in the Frog
The time when Josh comes home from work
getting paid

8 things i love about winter:
wearing warm comfy clothes
the beauty of snow covered trees & mountains
my birthday!
decorating my house for Christmas
when my mom lights a fire at their house
Christmas music
when snow falls quietly and softly and its like a movie!

8 Things on my wish list:
To be a homeowner
A Wii
New clothes
cool, cute, funky headbands
A free vacation hehehe
Dr. Pepper (i'm trying to give it up - I miss it)
some nice new bed sheets
my landlord would rip down our ugly paneling and popcorn ceiling

8 friends I tag:
and whoever else feels like it!

(When you do your own Crazy Eights post, don't forget to leave them a comment that they've been tagged)

Can you feel Christmas 'round the corner?

Hey everyone! It's Friday and its finally time to release my new kit . . .

"Happiest Season of All"

I just decided to jump right in and do a Christmas kit to kick off the season. Hope you guys like it!! I really love how it turned out. And I do have a little add-on freebie for you at the end of the post. So keep reading!! Here's the page I scrapped with it:

I'm also releasing this new alpha today as well . . .

"Die Cut Vellum Alpha"

Here's what the Britt Girls scrapped with the new products:

Thanks girls! You really knocked it out of the park this week. As usual!

Alright - time for Show Offs. There are so many great ones this week! Enjoy . . .

This week, all my Show Offs are getting my new "Die Cut Vellum Alpha" as their gift this week. I'll be sending out that email later this morning.

If you'd like to be a Show Off and get a weekly gift, read all about it at the end of this post.

Alrighty - here is that add-on freebie I promised. Download here!

Hope you guys have a wonderful Friday! I'm hosting my Book Club at my house tonight. I've got a lot of things to do to get ready. Cleaning, cooking, etc. I'll make sure to blog about our book and give a review this weekend!! Anyway - gotta run!


wait 'til you see it!

Tomorrow I am releasing a new kit! Just WAIT 'TIL YOU SEE IT! I'm very excited to reveal it. But until then, I'll leave you with this sneak peek!

See you tomorrow!!

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Today is Mickey Mouse's 81st Birthday!!

And to celebrate, I'm hosting a very special challenge at MouseScrappers.com. And EVERYONE who participates is getting this fun Disney-inspired Christmas mini-kit!!

Doing the challenge is the ONLY way you'll be able to snag this fun kit! So, come join in the fun at MouseScrappers!!

Here's the LO I did for my challenge!

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I LOVE this LO!! It's totally a scraplift, so I can't take credit for the cute composition, but I LOVE IT!! It's one of my most favorite LOs I've done in a long time!!

Well, hope to see you over at MouseScrappers!! Hope everyone likes the prize.


Grosgrain Giveaway!

The Brass Hussy GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

I'm entering myself in this amazing giveaway on a blog I'm in love with!! I learn so much from this blog. Anyway - she's doing a giveaway (as she does so often) and its for JEWELRY! One of my favorite things. So I had to enter. And this is how I enter - blogging a link to the post!

Cross your fingers! It's totally a long shot, but I hope I win!

Manic Monday is back

I took a break last week from Manic Monday since DSD was so crazy!! But this week its back and I have another product marked down as low as it goes!


"Her Royal Highness Brag Book"

Perfect for putting together a special Christmas gift!

Happy shopping!

Inspired by . . .

Good morning! Happy Friday the 13th. Some people think Friday the 13th is an unlucky day, but my first date with Josh was on Friday the 13th, so for me it's a LUCKY day! But anyway, it's Friday. And that means it's time to release a new product! So, let me show you what I'm releasing today.

"Inspired by Kim Templates"

One of my wonderful Britt Girls, Kim (kimbytx), allowed me to take four of her creations and turn them into templates so we can all scrap like Kim!

I had so much fun making these templates! And I was very excited to try one out. Here's my page . . .

And here are the LOs from the Britt Girls . . .

Awesome, huh? We all harnessed our inner "Kims" and had so much fun scrapping with these templates. Thanks so much, Kim, for being my inspiration this week!

Ok - time for Show Offs. . .

Thanks to everyone who sent in their LOs this week! You're all getting my new "Inspired by Kim Templates". Watch those inboxes.

If you want to know more about how to Show Offs, read the end of this post.

And that's it from me today! Have a wonderful Friday!! There's a Speed Scrap at 7:30 tonight, hosted by one of my Britt Girls, Melissa, Yzerbear19. I'm not sure if I'll be able to be there, depends on how our night pans out! So, I may or may not see you there! But the prize is great so everyone should go!!

See ya later!

Grab Bag Reveal

My DSD Grab Bag has officially been retired and here's what was inside. All items are now in the shop individually.

"Breezy Holiday"

"Take a Sweater Alpha"

"See Right Through You"

"Storytelling Templates"

These templates were based on some of my My Story Matters challenge LOs. Plenty of room to write down and record the WHOLE story!

And one last item . . .


So if you didn't get the grab bag, but you see something you like, its all in the store now!