Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trick or Treat!! Happy Halloween!!

Just knock (click) on my door... say the "magic words" and open up your "candy" bag... then follow the link below to do it all over again!! PLEASE no pushing or shoving ladies!! he he he! There's plenty of candy for everyone and it will be here forever and ever, so if 4Shared is busy, just keep on trying!

Now head on over to the FABULOUS Amy Sumrall's Blog to get your next treat (or trick! he he he!) If Amy doesn't have her freebie up then be patient ladies, there are almost 30 of us and it takes A LOT to get us all on the same page! LMBO!

Did I mention that I had a new kit? It's in the store now, so head on over to check it out! (it's named after my DD! :)

Inspiration Challenge FreeBee and Digital Scrapbook Day B-I-N-G-O!

So National Digital Scrapbook Day is coming up this weekend and we are having soooooo much fun over at the Orchard!! You simply HAVE to join us! Check it out!!

AND part of the festivities includes a DIY Bingo that could win you a $200.00 Gift Certificate to the entire Scrap Orchard Store!!

If you want more info, or to download your card, simply visit our DSD Forum!!

And now... drum roll please... my second Inspiration Challenge! Simply download the freebee (click on the image) create your layout and post it in the Inspiration Challenge Gallery and Forum to earn your points!! Come on ladies! Inspire me!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

WordArt Wednesday!


Today, just days before HALLOWEEN... it SNOWED in New Jersey!!! Great big, HUGE, fluffy white snowflakes!! I was soooo excited until I remembered that Ethan had never seen it snow before and I had DESPERATELY wanted to see and photograph his first snowfall! (darn that mandatory education! LOL) So I did the second best thing which was to take out my little Jack Russell Terrier Kea (also from Hawaii, also never experienced snow... he he he!)

Kea loves jumping up to catch bubbles that the kids blow for him so I thought that he'd LOVE the snow... yea... not so much.. apparently he's as used to Hawaiian weather as we all are and he loved the snow for all of about 24 seconds! Right up until the snowflakes started piling up on his little snout and his feet started freezing! LOL I'm going to have to get that boy a winter coat or paper train him it appears!

Oh! Did all my shivering (the power is out and there is NO heat!) addle my brain enough to forget to mention that it's WordArt Wednesday!! (sigh... we didn't have this problem in Hawaii!!!! - Earthquakes and volcanoes yes... snow and no heat NO!! he he he!)

Here's another "Elegant WordArt by Bethany" Original!

Enjoy! (click on the image to find the download link!)

Friday, October 24, 2008

SUPER MEGA Orchard Girl/Sunshine Girl Halloween Collab! Don't miss it!

Hmmmm... You're NOT too old to Trick-or-Treat! But THIS way is MUCH better, you gain less weight, the weather is always good, and you sooo do not have to go looking for a costume!!! ('cause seriously... I'm way too old for "sex kitten" and way not ready for "ugly witch" LMBO!)

So join the Orchard Girls and the Sunshine Girls on Halloween for a trick or treat surprise! Simply visit my blog and knock on my door... then follow the link to your next trick or treat stop!

See you there!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Free Alpha, New Collab, Free Brag Book and SOOOO much more!


Irene Alexeeva is one of my favorite designers AND favorite people in the world, and it was such an honor to work with her recently on a collaboration kit! Irene's style of "Altered Art" was a stretch for me, but I ended up having so much fun with it! Here is our new kit, "Fairy Special" it's 20% off this week, AND if you buy it this week, you'll get the FABULOUS Brag Book (created by Fairytale Studios just for us!) for FREE!

I also have a new Commercial Use Paper Pack Overlay set available!

Click on the images for a closer look!

The overlays:

The Kit!

The FREE Brag Book!

And as a thank you, I've made an alpha for everyone that coordinates with the kit, but can be used anywhere!

Click on the image to download! :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

WordArt Wednesday!

Here's Bethany's latest and greatest!! Don't forget! Post your layouts in the WAW Forum and Gallery and get 2 points toward your Scrap Orchard Monthly Challenge Coupon!

Click on the image to take you to our Scrap Orchard FreeBee Gallery to download!


Thursday, October 16, 2008

PLAID PLAID PLAID.... I love Plaid!!!

So in honor of the release of my LONG ANTICIPATED Paper Pack Overlays: Plaid set (and by long anticipated, I mean that I have LONG anticipated finishing it... it took me FOREVER!!! LOL) I have a freebie for you!!

I made these papers to create the preview for my new commercial use plaid template shown here:

And the papers turned out WAY too cute so I thought I'd share them with you in this little mini kit!

If you'd like to make your own plaid papers for personal or professional use, check them out in my store HERE

If you're just here for the freebie then it's HERE!! LOL (or you can just click on the image!)

Have a great day ladies!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Template Tuesday!

LMBO... soooo Miss Sine of "Designs by Sine" fame... and I got our signals crossed this month and we were a bit off on her template challenge...

Nevertheless, I wanted to bring it to your attention.... um.. 'cause Sine's Templates RULE, and frankly... better late then never right!??? LOL!

So here it is, her gorgeous new FREE'BEE Template! Click on the image to download (and don't forget to leave her some love... AND post your layouts in the Template Challenge Forum!)


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Scrap Orchard's Fall Festival! Free Stuff and a Coupon!

Ok... so each day, you visit Scrap Orchard's FreeBee gallery (must be registered in our forum first!) download that day's freebee AND you'll get a character of a coupon code good for 30% off your purchase at the store!

Today's FreeBee was from Irene Alexeeva! And it's GORGEOUS!! Click HERE or on the image to take you to the mini kit!! (warning... act quickly and check back daily... these freebees are only going to be around for one day each!!

Enjoy! :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Woo hoo! Down 6.6 lbs and I found a Wii Fit!

Just thought I'd pop in and let you all know that the hunger was worth it! LOL! I lost 6.6 lbs. on my very first weigh in at WW yesterday!

AND!!! On top of it... my BFF found us both Wii Fits at her local Game Stop! (now if I can just get my kids off it..he he he!)

Just thought I'd share the good news :)


P.S. I tried the new 1 point Progresso Soups... they're FABULOUS!!! (although, the can that I had was actually 3 points for the whole thing... but still... definitely tasty!)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Stuff, New Freebee!!

Yes... I'm LESS hungry (thanks for asking...LMBO!) and getting used to staying within my points.. thanks for the emails and comments of support, you guys are wonderful!!!

Now, as for digi scrapping! LOL!

I realized as I was trying to come up with a freebee for you guys this week that most (if not all) of my freebees are for personal use scrappers and at least half of my products and customers are for my commercial use (mainly my overlays...LOL) items and I've been leaving you guys out the WHOLE time! I'm SOOOO sorry! So this week's freebee is a CU overlay!

But first... let me show you my new stuff this week ok??

I have a new Paper Pack Overlay set (everything you need to make tons and tons of solid and patterned papers for yourself or for kits to sell!) Just click on the image to see it in my store!

And some new layer styles!

And last, but NOT least (it IS after all why you're here right?? LOL!

My Freebee!! Click on it to download!!

And I promise to mix in some Commercial Use/Personal Use stuff more often ladies!!



Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Challenges... WordArt and Kami's Bring It... and... I'M HUNGRY!!

One of my favorite things about the Orchard is the challenges! And we have them ALL throughout the month... I want to share two with you today - Bethany's WordArt Wednesday and Kami's Bring it!

You should ALL know about WordArt Wednesday... it's too easy! Download Bethany's FABULOUS free WordArt, USE IT... then post in her WAW Gallery and or Forum!

Here is this week's Freebie! Just click on it to take you to the FREEBEE Gallery at Scrap Orchard to download! (be sure that you're registered and logged in to our forum/gallery in order to see all the fabulous freebees!)

Kami's Bring It challenge may not have a "freebee" attached to it, but it is the COOLEST challenge! Each month she poses a question or a situation and asks YOU as a scrapper to think about that question, then scrap it. It is such a nice way to reflect on life AND create some wonderfully unique and inspirational layouts! Check out THIS month's challenge by clicking HERE

And... lastly... I'm SOOOOO Stinking HUNGRY!! My first week back on Weight Watchers (which I DO love btw... but I'm really struggling this time with Hunger! I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE for you guys to leave me some comments with your favorite low point/low calorie GOOD and FILLING snacks!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Um... yeah... I need to lose a few pounds! :cough: or more...

Do you want to shed a few pounds as well? We have a new forum at the Orchard ("Trimming the Orchard" to be exact) and I (along with my dear friend Cari) are joining Weight Watchers tomorrow (NOT my first time using the points... sigh....) but I'm giving it the good ol' college try ONE MORE TIME! So I'll be posting in the new forum and I'd love to see some of you guys join me there and keep me company!

I'm trying to figure out some way that I can make an incentive program for those of you who do... (like so many pounds lost gets a free kit or something... what do you think?) At any rate... here's the link to the forum...

(NO before pics or starting weight confessions required! LMBO!!)

I also have two new products out this week if you guys are interested: Some Commercial Use Stained Overlays: (click on the images to check them out!)

And my new FREE kit! Just spend $10.00 in my store and if you place this kit in your cart, the price will be taken off when you check out!! My gift to you as my valued customers!! :) of course, if you simply want to BUY the kit, you can do that as well... but who wants to buy something they can get for free! LOL!!