Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays!

How is your holiday prep coming along? I'm almost done - just a few more gifts to wrap and a couple of CD calendars to put together. I'm so very excited to see my kids excitement about Christmas. We have already planned what we will be making for our "happy bithday to Jesus" birthday cake and the girls are very excited about that. Of course they are super excited about Santa coming and bringing gifts for them.

They threw Santa a curve ball this year though. We had talked about what they would like Santa to bring them, and when they went to see Santa - they asked for totally different things! So I'm certain that Santa and his elves had to put in some overtime to make sure the girls got some of the things they asked for - YIKES!!! Poor Santa - I'm sure that he thought he had everything ready early this year, lol!

Even with the busy holiday preparations I had a little bit of time to make up a Christmas kit for my loyal customers! I hope that you like it! You can grab it in my shop at I'm also having a sale from now until the end of the year. Just use this code: happy_thanks_09 to get 25% off of all of my products. You can use it as many times as you would like between now and 12/31/09.

I hope that everyone has safe and happy holidays! Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Manic Monday - 50% off CU

It's Manic Monday again and I have another CU item for you!
I'm busy finishing teacher gifts & wrapping presents - but please stop back on Thursday for a special treat from me...
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Manic Monday - 50% off CU

Grab it quick - 50% off this set of my CU worn overlays for today only!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Manic Monday Sale - 50% off!

Just wanted to pop in and let you know about today's Manic Monday sale! For today only - this kit is 50% off!

Winter Shimmer by Happy Scrap Girl Designs & Haynay Designs

Friday, December 4, 2009

Curvaceous Templates and Text Paths & Freebie!

I don't know about all of you, but December completely snuck up on me! I'm feeling more than a bit disorganized lately- trying to get the holiday preparations in order. I've got a good start on my shopping and a budget laid out - so I can't figure out exactly why I'm feeling this way. I DO still need to work on my Christmas Cards & get the girls picture taken for Christmas - so maybe that is why. I think I need a list - I'm totally a list person, lol.

I have been designing like crazy lately. I've got some new products in my shop again today! My CT did such a great job showing them off! Since this post is SUPER long, I'll only put a few here and you can see the rest in the shop....

Curvaceous Templates and Text Paths by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

I'm in love with these new text paths - and I've got a set in the works already for paths that go vertically as well. And I've got a new free sample for you in my shop and here on my blog... at the end of this post :-)

I also put my grab bag in the shop on Thursday as individual products....

Happy Go Lucky by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Jan also used Curvaceous on this LO.

Happy Go Lucky Alpha by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Metal Head Alpha by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Photo Edgers by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Stacy turned the Photo Edgers white for this LO - I think they look AWESOME!

Everyday Flair by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

And my friend Christine made up some new QP's for the shop with it....

Happy Go Lucky Quick Pages by Happy Scrap Girl Designs & Pressed Petals Designs

Now remember that freebie I mentioned?

Curvaceous Sample Template and Text Paths by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday Sale!

Cyber Monday!

Did you know that ScrapMatters is still celebrating from this weekend? After all the exitement of Black Friday Shopping - now we are celebrating Cyber Monday! That's right - it's the day that you get to shop in your jammies without ever leaving your home ;P

And, on top of this great sale, I have a coupon for you to save even more! Use these codes to save an additional 20% off of any of my Digital Kits OR an additional 15% off all of my CU products.

I'm not the only one that has an extra sweet discount for you! Be sure to stop by each of the other designers blogs to snag some great deals!
Kim is our next stop on the coupon hop.

and if you get lost along the way there is a complete list on the SM team blog.

Here is another freebie for you - are you sick of these flairs yet, lol?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday. Sale! Sale!

Happy Black Friday everyone!

For those of you that don't know what Black Friday is - here in the US, it is the Friday after our Thanksgiving where retailers have HUGE sales to kick off the Christmas shopping season. They claim that it is when their stores profits go from red (loss) to black - and they make a profit. It is an absolutely insane day of shopping, we usually start at 3:00 am and come home with a car full of gifts. I LOVE Black Friday! If you want to read about one of my FUNNY Black Friday moments - check out this post from 2 years ago.

I am SUPER excited to tell you that SM is celebrating Black Friday in a BIG way! The sales are going to be even bigger than on DSD! Don't worry though, you won't have to get up super early, and fight the crowds - no eldery women swinging their handbags at ya!

AND I have a BRAND new Grab Bag for DSD. It's only available for a limited time, so grab it quick!!!

Black Friday '09 Grab Bag by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

If you want to see what is in my Grab Bag, join my FAN PAGE on FACEBOOK! Not only will you find out what's in the bag, but you'll be the first to know about sales and new products AND my FANS get exclusive freebies & coupons!

And since I fully intend to shop myself out today, I've made you this little freebie - click the pic to download...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Wish it to WIN It" contest & HUGE Black Friday Sale coming!

"Wish it to Win it"

I am SUPER excited to tell you that SM is celebrating Black Friday in a BIG way! The sales are going to be even bigger than on DSD! Don't worry though, you won't have to get up super early, and fight the crowds - no eldery women swinging their handbags at ya!

Beat the crowds and make your shopping easy by using the "Wishlist" feature in the ScrapMatters shop. It will save all the things you think you might want, and on Friday you can just open your Wishlist and add the items directly to your shopping cart!

Just for fun - on Thursday night I'm going to pick ONE VERY LUCKY FAN to win EVERYTHING on their WISHLIST from my SHOP!!! Plus you will be the first to win my BRAND NEW Grab bag - it won't be released until Friday!

So go fill up your Wishlist and then post on my FACEBOOK Fan Page that you are "WISHING TO WIN IT!"

ONLY entries on my FAN page will be considered, one entry per person. "Wishing to Win it" is ONLY valid for Happy Scrap Girl Designs products available at

And here is a little Wish for you! Click the image for the freebie download link...

Friday, November 20, 2009

In need of some Template Action?

I am SO excited about my product release today! I have two brand new tools that will be HUGE timesavers (not to mention boredom-busters) for designers & template makers!

Before I show you this first product - I just wanted to share a few things that my product testers said about it:

* "I love this Happy, its going to be an invaluable tool!!"

* Okay Happy, this is one freakin' AWESOME action. My gosh, this is wonderful. What took me almost an hour the other night was done in a matter of seconds! Now I can make more templates...yipee!

* worked like a charm. Seriously what a great product!!!

* This is FANTASTIC! Templates will be SO much easier. I used to make them then barely do anything with them because I hated the process of saving .png files and I didn't want to list without the files... NOW I'm going to have tons of them up in my store :D

Those are pretty good reviews - don't you think? Are you ready to see what it is?

PNG Layer Saver Action by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Template designers now have a quick and easy way to save their layered psd templates as individual png files! You can save up to 60 layers quickly!

This action will take a layered psd template and create a 600x600 pixel preview of your template. It will then save EACH layer of your template as an individual png file. Each png will be named numerically starting at "_01".

There are 4 actions included in this set. Included actions allow you to choose from 15, 30, 45 or 60 layers. Don't worry if your template doesn't have exactly that number of layers. Just choose the action with the closest number of layers (without going under). The action will simply continue to run the number of layers assigned to it - you can easily delete the extra layers from the saved folder.

Another great time saving feature? The action will remove any drop shadow styles from each layer before saving it - so you don't have to!

This action has been tested in Photoshop 7, PSCS1.0-4.0 and PSE 4.0 - 8.0. This is NOT Mac compatible.

It's a great way to offer more options for your products and increase your customer base - include those that need pngs for their software!

I also have another new action in my shop today - PNG Trimmer Action

This is a must have tool for any designer! This PNG Trimmer action will trim off the wasted space around your png elements & alphas - making your files smaller and zips quicker for your customers to download!

The PNG trimmer will take your open png and with the click of a button, it will add a small stroke around your element. Next it will trim away the excess space around your element and then remove the stroke style. Photoshop users can even use the Batch process and this action to trim all the pngs in their kit at once!

As a bonus, I've included an action that will add a stroke style to your png. You can use this to find stray pixels - just erase them (with the stroke on) and then remove the stroke. I know that some software programs do include this feature, but earlier versions of PSE do not offer a removable stroke layer style.

Ok now that you've heard me ramble - I thought you deserve a treat! I made a template for you - and I used my new action to create the png files :-)

Click the image for the link - the password is happy

Some of my WONDERFUL CT members made some free templates for you today - and included png layers (using my new action!). Thanks Ladies! Be sure to stop by their blogs to grab them!

Stacy's Template
Katie's Template

Fran's Template

Hope you have a great day!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Manic Monday Sale plus NEW products!

Did you know that ScrapMatters has a Manic Monday sale every week? It's a fun little sale where older (but still AWESOME) products go on sale for either $2 or 50% off. Isn't that fun?

Here is my kit for the "Just another Manic Monday" sale (eveyone loved the Bangles right, lol?)...

Grab it quick though - it's only on sale until Midnight (PST) on Monday!

I also put some new goodies in the shop on Friday - they are from my grab bag last week...

Happy Patterns Layered Overlays ~Vol. 2 by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Worn Out Overlays ~ Set 4 by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Ok I've got to run DD to preschool :-) Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Last chance to grab this bag!

Today is your last chance to grab this bag for a bargain! Tomorrow all the products go into the shop at regular price!

Looking to find out what is inside my grab bag for DSD? Well I'm going to give you that chance! Check out my Facebook fan page to see the details.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Facebook Fun!

Did you hear? I've been giving away codes on my Facebook Fan Page for my shop! Stop by and sign up as a fan to be the first to hear about givaways, freebies, sales & everything else!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

DSD Grab Bag Reveal!

Looking to find out what is inside my grab bag for DSD? Well I'm going to give you that chance! Check out my Facebook fan page to see the details - while you are there be sure to add yourself as a Fan & be entered into a drawing for a $15 GC to my shop!

Friday, November 6, 2009

DSD Celebration & a CU Grab bag!!!

I cannot believe that it is DSD weeked already! Where the heck did October go, LOL? I hope you are ready for this weekend, because all of digiland is celebrating BIG time! ScrapMatters is joining in the fun and we have BIG things planned! Check out this...

Fun right? That also means that ALL of my products are on sale! All my personal use/ S4H/S4O products are 35% off until Saturday (25% off Sunday & Monday) and all of my Commercial Use (CU) Products are 25% off until Saturday (15% off Sunday and Monday). So get over there and grab them at a bargain!

My good friend Denise and I put together an AMAZING CU Grab Bag for the celebration. I cannot believe how much goodness we have packed in to it!

DSD CU Collab Grab Bag by Denise Beatty Originals and Happy Scrap Girl Designs

I also put together 2 paper packs using one of the new products in my bag...

Grungy Boys Worn Paper Pack by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Grungy Girls Paper Pack by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Hope everyone has lots of fun celebrating this weekend!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pixie Pals - NEW from Happy Scrap Girl Designs!

I have a sick little girl home today, so I'll have to make this super quick...

I've got a brand new product in the shop today - check out this new alpha...

Pixie Pals Alpha by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Monday, October 26, 2009

Manic Monday! (50% off CU!)

It's Manic Monday time again and this week, I've put my Worn Out Frames (Set 1) on sale for 50% off! 50% off CU - can you believe it? Of course you can use them for your own LO's as well.

Be sure to grab them quick, because the sale only lasts for TODAY!

My family went on our annual camping trip this weekend. I was a little nervous that it would be too cold, but it turned out just fine. We stayed in cabins and had a fireplace to keep us warm. I think the fall is the absolute best time to go, the fall foliage is amazing. The girls were just in awe of the gorge, the river & the colors of the trees. We all had a wonderful time. Here's some pics...

Have a great day, and be sure to check back on Friday!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Curvy Chrome!

I've got a brand new product in the shop today - check out this new alpha...

Curvy Chrome Alpha

I can never have enough great alphas in my stash for titles & monograms - here are few more of my recent alphas...

A Most Magical Alpha by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Here's a closer look...

Little Pixie Alpha by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Want to see it closer?

If you are a Facebook user, be sure to check out the Happy Scrap Girl Designs Fan Page - add yourself as a fan to my page and you just may win a $15 GC to my shop!