Saturday, June 29, 2013

Iron Scrapper Week 1 & a Giveaway!



Hey everyone!! Iron Scrapper starts this week at Scrap Orchard. To kick it off, we are giving away ONE copy of our newest collab:

Below you will see a giveaway raffle. There are several options for you to get entries. If you click on the +1 next to each item, you’ll find links and details for each option.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you've never joined in the fun for Iron Scrapper, or don't know what it is, you can read all about it: **CLICK HERE**.

The winner will be announced at the crop on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at 10 pm EST!

Good luck!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Retirement Sale & a Freebie!

Hi everyone!


Summer is in full swing and the Orchard is about to kick it up a notch!  Here's all the things going on in this newsletter!  
1.) Last Chance Sale info
2.) New goods to the market - plus newsletter subscribers save 30%
3.) In the Orchard - July Mega - Iron Scrapper Prize Announcements
4.) Freebie Time!!


Last Chance Retiring Products Sale:
It's time for Scrap Orchard's annual retirement sale.  I have a bunch of great products on sale for 50% off through 6.30.13.  After that they are gone for good - so grab them quick!  You can find them here (or here).

Grab them quick!!
New to the Market:

There are new Paper Pretties in the Market this week!  I love the dimension that rolled paper flowers add to kits and pages!

The chevron trend seems to be here to stay!  They make great basics to add to any kit and compliment the more themey papers you may be planning to add.  Grab this layered set of chevrons to give you some more chevron pattern options - they are on sale now for 20% off!  (Newsletter Subscribers - keep reading for a coupon code to save you even more!)

They are bundled together for a discount!

As always I have a coupon for my loyal newsletter subscribers to save on this weeks Fresh Fruit.  Please note that codes no longer stack in the Market.  This code will give you a 30% discount on the full retail price of each product. (Please note, if you use this coupon code it will disable any other sales, including the retirement sale prices.  You will need to checkout twice  - once with the sale products and once with products using the discount coupon.)


Orchard News:
SO is releasing our July 2013 Mega Bundle today!!  I've got to tell you - this may be my favorite Mega ever and it was super fun to help create!!  Here's a little look... you can see the full Mega in the Market.

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Iron Scrapper is starting on Monday July 1st!  Stop by the forum for more info!

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Freebie Time:
You are all the BEST fans a gal could have!  I have a new little thank you freebie over on my FB fan page.  Click the image to go to FB & look for the "Freebie" Tab to grab the download!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Michele

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Be the Boss of Yourself

Hi everyone!
It is officially summer vacation here!  I'm so excited for the relaxed schedules and all the adventures we have planned!  We have a family trip planned with my sisters and parents that we are all very excited about and we just booked a surprise weekend with our kids at Niagara Falls.  Have you ever surprised your children with a vacation?  I hope I can keep the secret!   
1.) New goods to the market - plus newsletter subscribers save an extra 10%
2.) Tips and Tricks: Be the Boss of Yourself
3.) Orchard is still under construction


New to the Market:

Vintage Frames are always so interesting to look at.  I'm always so curious about the people in the pictures, where did they live, what were they thinking about, what did they do for a living, were they happy?  I love looking at the wear and markings on the frames and sometimes they have some really interesting designs and patterns embossed on them.


Today I have a new set of Vintage Frames in the Market.  They are a fun way to make something old new again and they definitely add interest to a scrapped photo!


Newsletter subscribers save an extra 10% off the sale price on either Vintage Frames 5 or the Vintage Frames Bundle. 
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I bundled up the first 4 sets of Vintage Frames for you too.  They are bundle priced at 20% off retail and also on sale.  Get it here now!


Tips & Tricks:

I have to be honest with you.  I have been partly dreading the girls being off for the summer.  I'm very excited to spend extra time with them and looking forward to all the adventures we have planned.  But as a self-employed mama, I have been struggling with how I will balance all those great activities with my design time, house-keeping and a healthy lifestyle.  It's had me more than a bit stressed.  Yesterday I read this great article that has me feeling more confident about making it all work.  I know many of you are WAHMs or SAHMs with littles on summer break.  Check out this article for some great ideas on how to manage your time.  I'm planning to implement a few of these ASAP so that I can have a happier, more productive summer. 
Self-Discipline: Be the Boss of Yourself

 


Orchard News!
If you've been by the Market recently, you may have seen things look a little different.  There is a little construction going on right now, but things will be better than ever when it's all finished.  Please excuse our mess.

Please excuse our mess.


Have a great weekend everyone!
Michele

Thursday, June 13, 2013

How to Mirror an Object Perfectly Every Time (AI Tutorial)

New to the Market:
Shabby overlays are my favorite way to add variation and interest to my papers.  Great for solids or patterns - they are best when you layer them up!  Rotate layers to get a consistent feel for your paper pack with out being obviously the same texture (we've all seen that right?).
Newsletter subscribers always save an extra 10% new releases.  You should join too!hsg_shabby7_prev
.. there is a bundle too :)


Tips & Tricks:
Today I have a little video tutorial for you!  Have you ever tried creating shapes in Illustrator?  Take drawing a heart for example.  You can easily get one side to look perfect, but sometimes when you start to draw the second half it can get a little wonky.  Here's a tutorial on How to Mirror an Object Perfectly Every Time.


Orchard News!
If you've been by the Market this week, you may have seen things look a little different.  There is a little construction going on right now, but things will be better than ever when it's all finished.  One great change is that our advanced search feature is working with amazing results, making it easier than ever to find the perfect thing you are looking for. 
Please excuse our mess.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!