Saturday, December 8, 2012

50% off sale–24 hours only! PLUS new FREEBIES!

Are you surprised to see me writing to you today?  Well I have some very special news for you!  Today I am Scrap Orchard’s Advent Designer and I’m have a ONCE A YEAR 50% off sale – but just for 24 hours!

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Please note: All sales, specials and promotions are based on Eastern Time Zone. Coupons, Plum Perks and sales cannot be combined.

I even have a new product in the store that will be 50% off today! 

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add to cart button for just $2.50 (12/9/12 only)

If you’ve been following SO’s advent event this month, you know that you can get a part of a HUGE free kit each day.  Subscribe to SO’s newsletter to have it delivered each day!  You can grab my portion of it here as well : ) 

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*Each freebie will only be available for 24 hours. If you experience any problems downloading my freebie, please contact me directly at happyscrapgirl AT live.com .*

I am also offering a new freebie when you sign up for my newsletter.  Don’t worry, if you already subscribe, you’ll find the link in your in box! 

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Thank you all so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Advent Countdown to Christmas–Free Printable & Digital Stamps!

Every year my family does an advent count down of some sort.  We’ve done toys, candy, and activities for each day of our count down.  Every year, I manage to mess it up somehow, lol.  We miss a day or somehow do two in one day and then I end up counting the days (several times) on our calendar.  I’m sure I’m not the one one – we all get busy and run out of time. 
This year we are doing a book advent.  We have a Christmas themed story for each day of our advent.  And I’m determined to stay on track with our days!  So I decided to make up some little tags to attach to each wrapped book that includes not only the number of days left until Christmas, but also the DATE for that day.  Now I won’t have to refer back to the calendar to make sure we are on schedule! 

And since I made them in Photoshop, I thought it might be fun to share them with you!
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There are letter sized PDF and PNG files in red, black and green. AND individual PNG files so you can use them in your Digital Scrapbook pages too!
You can print them off and simply cross of the days to countdown with your family. Or you can print them off and punch them out to use as tags.  They are sized to work perfectly with a 1.5 inch circle punch. 
I haven’t decided yet if I am going to  punch them out, punch a hole in the top and connect them with a key ring, or if I’m going to make them little tags to attach to each book for the advent.
I hope you enjoy the freebie and have a wonderful holiday season!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

$1 Farmers Market Sale - 5 BRAND new items & a FREEBIE!



Here in the US we are busy getting ready for Thanksgiving. It also has me thinking about Christmas Shopping. I know, don't rush past the November holidays! BUT the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday here - and it is one of the biggest shopping sales days all year long! I've been one of those crazy shoppers spending all night in a parking lot just to get a great deal on a hot holiday toy or a new computer! It's the thrill of the bargain that gets people so excited to plan out their lists and their route.

Are you a Black Friday Shopper? Do you have a fun story?

Speaking of Black Friday, Scrap Orchard celebrates it with our own little twist! It's time for Farmer's Market!!!! Every designer will have up to 20 products on sale for $1 each. Great deal right? There is a little catch... once an item is in the FM sale, it can NEVER go in the sale again. So this is the best deal ever offered - ever!!

I have 5 NEW products for Farmer's Market today and I am SUPER excited to show them to you!! I even have a great freebie too!! Ready?



Happiest Memories is a kit inspired by some of my families happiest memories of a special vacation. It designed to be used for your happiest memories of a favorite vacation but it can be used with so many other pages!

These yummy coordinating Happiest Memories Extra Papers
   
    
 My CT and the SO Honeybees have put together some great pages with this kit! Check out the extra images in the shop to be inspired!!

I have 2 new CU goods too! And yes, they are just $1 each as well!!


    

You can see all of my products in the Farmer's Market section here. Just sort by Happy Scrap Girl to see all of the other $1 goodies I have to offer!!



Thanks so much for sticking around. I have a great freebie for you today! My good friend & CTM, Shari, made some BEAUTIFUL clusters for you! Just click on the image for the download. (THANK YOU Shari!!!)



Have a GREAT weekend!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Are your photos having all the fun?

Why should your photos have all the fun? Text Path Blenders allow you to easily blend your journaling right into your Digital Scrapbook layout! All you need to do is select the text and type your own words!!

Text Path Blenders 5 will help you blend your text into your digital scrapbook page using a non-destructive method. Parts of the text will appear to be faded or erased on your layout, but you can still go back and change the type whenever you would like.

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I’ve unpacked my DSD Grab Bag, and all of the pieces are available individually. 

Did you know it’s been 2 whole years since there has been a new set of 12 x12 Worn Out Overlays? Think that they don’t fit with your design style?  Check out this tutorial to get some ideas how to change up their look.  (p.s. – there is a freebie along with the tut – if you missed it when it was first posted!)

 Tutorial: Getting More from your Worn Out Overlays

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Here is the rest of the grab bag. Everything is on sale for 20% off in the market right now!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Digital Scrapbook Day–sale, party & freebies!!

Hello everyone! Can you believe it’s Digital Scrapbook weekend already???  We’ll we are starting the weekend a little early at Scrap Orchard, lol!  We are ready to party with a HUGE sale, Grab Bags, a Block Party, Games & Challenges! 

We’ve never had a sale like this at the Orchard before.  And the best part is, if you buy more, you’ll save more!  Up to 40% off!!

Are you ready for the new goods?? 

I have a new Grab Bag out today!  I kinda love it. OK, more than kinda…

It’s 5 full size products in one HUGE grab bag for one tiny price! I know it’s labeled CU, but it can easily be used by scrappers too!  Grab it quick though – it’s only available until Nov. 7th!

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I also have some new flowers in my store today.  These fabric flowers have stitched button centers (one has a button with no holes) and will look great in YOUR next kit!!

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And I have a new set of accordion flowers…

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I was hoping to finish a 3rd set to make up another Grab Bag for you, but the need for sleep won and I have made them into a bundle for you instead! It’s only available until Nov. 7th -  so grab it quick!!

(psst.. the bundle price is cheaper than the Fabric Flowers price – you can grab both sets for just $3.15)

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DSD Flower Bundle

Freebie Time!

The Scrap Orchard Facebook Block Party has officially begun!!! Travel through our neighborhood of fan pages and pick up a freebie at each stop!! Just click on the SO DSD Block Party Tab in our Timeline!

 

Last but not least, the winner of the CU Grab Bag give away is #26… winner

congratulations Jennifer!!  Check your inbox for your coupon code for the grab bag!

Have a great DSD weekend everyone – happy shopping & scrapping!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

DSD Grab Bag Sneak Peek & Giveaway!

So, I have a little something new coming out this week for DSD…  I kinda love it. More than kinda.

Actually, it’s not really little… it’s 5 full size products in one HUGE grab bag for one tiny price! What do you think… does my peek give away too much?

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Would you like to win it?  Keep reading to find out how!

Oh, I should tell you SO is having a big, I mean HUGE sale!  And the more you buy, the more you save!  Right now is a great time to start filling up your wish list!!

And Scrap Orchard is having a DSD block party.  It’s going to be FUN!

Now about that giveaway!  I’m giving away a grab bag and it’s easy for you to enter!  You get one entry for telling me - what made you happy today?  You can earn extra entries too!  To make it official and be entered to win, please use the Rafflecopter entry form.

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Good luck!! As long as our power is not knocked out by the storm, I’ll be back with a winner on Thursday morning!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tutorial | Learn how to zip your files so they unzip into a single folder!

Hello everyone! 

Today I’ve put together a video tutorial to teach you the best way to zip up your files.  This is a great tut for designers, especially with DSD coming up!  Zipping your files this way will save your customers lots of time organizing their files and will only take a few extra minutes on your part. 

This is the first time I’ve made a video tut so please excuse the newbie-ness of it, lol!  Even if you already know how to do this, you might learn a trick or two and you get to hear what I really sound like (LUCKY you, lol!!). Don’t mind my goofy western NY accent or my tummy growling, lol! 

Quick tip.. if you click that YouTube Button, you can select to view this larger on YouTube : )

Enjoy!

 

Learn how to zip your files so that they unzip into a single folder!

Can I ask you a question?

The last two weeks in my house have been crazy.  My youngest daughter fell out of a tree and broke her arm.  And she split her lip and needed a whole bunch of stitches.  A few days later I had a little surgery to remove a birthmark.  My oldest daughter needed to have some allergy testing.  So we have spent way too much time at hospitals and doctor offices recently, lol!  Everyone is doing just fine and in the end what I think most about is that I’m so glad that kids are still climbing trees! 

Now that we’ve got all that behind us, I’m working hard to whip up some amazing DSD goodies for you!!  I’ve got one grab bag just about completed, but I have an important question for you! 

Hypothetically, if someone were to make a second DSD grab bag (heehee), would you want it to be flowers or brushes (pngs included)?  You can swing by my Facebook Page to weigh in!!

Today I do have a pretty little something new in my shop!  These Pressed Petals will add a bit of charm and nostalgia to your kits and pages. Use them as flower and leaf pieces in your designs, or add them to tags and journal cards as realistic designs embellishments.  Try blending them into a background or applying filters to create stamped or watercolor images.

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Pressed Petals

I also want to show you a new collab from Scrap Orchard that I got to participate in.  It’s for the November Mega and it is absolutely beautiful! It’s a HUGE bundle and it’s just $5 for everything!! 

November 2012 Mega: Roots & Leaves by Scrap Orchard Designers

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Are you ready for DSD?? CU Grab & Go Sale!!

Can you believe that DSD is almost here?  I’m looking forward to this event this year.  But like every year, I’m wondering how I’m going to wrap up all of my projects in time for the big sale.  I’ll bet some of you are too! 

A great way to speed up your design process and check off those to-do items is with a few CU items.  That’s why Scrap Orchard is having a Pre-DSD CU Grab & Go Sale! 

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Save 25% off my entire CU shop – and don’t forget, MANY of my CU products are great for personal use too!

The Grunge Brush 3 set that was on my Facebook FAN page is now available at Scrap Orchard. 

Here is just a few of the many items that are on sale this weekend!

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CU Designer Mix - Iron Scrapper Tape Happy

Baker's Twine Paper Pretties 8

Happy Patterns 11 Simply Shabby Overlays 3

Vintage Frames 3 Worn Out Overlays 4

Fabric Flowers 6 Bead Happy 2

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Leafy Things

Greenery, leaves and other types of foliage should be on every designers list of what to include in a kit! Scrappers love to use them in clusters, to ground their pages and as a base or starting point. Designers know that extracting branches is a time consuming process! This CU set of Leafy Things is perfect to round out that kit your are working on. They are perfect for scrappers to mix in with kits that don't include them! Try recoloring to coordinate with your designs. Cut off just a leaf or smaller part of the branch to get even more design mileage out of it!

If you are working with flowers or fall pages, it’s always great to have a leaf or two in the mix!  Here is a set of 7 carefully extracted leaves to refresh your digi-tool box.

Check out this new bundle that includes branches and leaves! Get both sets for just $6.72 this week only!!


By the way, this weekend is your last chance to pick up a free grunge brush set on Happy Scrap Girl Designs Fan Page – don’t miss it!  Next week it will go in my shop at Scrap Orchard!

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Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

New | Texture Files | Happy Patterns Bundle

Are you a designer who loves to create but don't have the time to whip up new patterns?  Here are 24 Commercial Use layered pattern overlays for use in your Digital Scrapbook kits and pages. They can be mixed an matched for even more paper styles and will help you finish up that kit in record time!


Grab some cardboard overlays to add some fun new textures to your Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Pages! Use them as whole for interesting papers or cut them up for unique elements!

I know this is a super quick, fly-by post today. My to-do list is taller than I am, I’m getting ready for my kiddos to have a 4 day weekend and I am unbelievably sneezey today for some strange reason, lol!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!