So, I've been having problems with getting my blog posts to automatically publish to my Facebook page. This post is a test to see if it has been fixed. Nothing special, just a short post to check it out.
I hope everyone is having a bright and sunny Mother's Day. The weather has finally been warm, but today its overcast - still fairly warm, but no sun. Unfortunately, I won't be able to spend my day with my mother because she lives in another province, but we talk on the phone and use skype all the time, so it's almost like being there.
Well, one of the things I had wanted to do for the kick off of the new site (which is moving at a snail's pace) was to have a contest for the My Memories software. That isn't working out so much and I won't be doing that. I'm going to come up with something else that, hopefully, will be just as appealing to everyone. I just hadn't expected to be launching a new store and blog, AND then have a full time day job land in my lap. Its all kind of overwhelming, but I'm sure you all understand that life hits you smack in the face sometimes and your best laid plans all fall apart. I think my biggest concern right now is how long its taking me to get the new site configured. Its not hard... I just don't have the energy (or mental stamina after having to learn all the stuff at my new job) to concentrate long enough to learn what I need to do to get anywhere with it. So, I have to apologize to you all for making some promises that didn't come to light. I'll have an extra day next weekend to work on it because of the long weekend, so hopefully, I'll make some headway.
The Pixel Scrapper June blog train will be starting up June 1st. The theme for this one is "Pond Life". The colour scheme is really pretty (here's a preview):
The colour palette is very different from colours I usually work with, so I'm looking forward to playing with these colours.
Well, that's all I have for today. Hubby is getting ready to go to work, so I'm going to have a coffee wtih him before he heads out. I'll talk to you later...
Happy iNSD & happy weekend! I hope you all are having fun celebrating International/National Scrapbooking Day. There are lots of things going on around the internet to celebrate and get your creativity flowing. I plan on checking out some of the festivites, but for the most part I'm going to take it easy today.
Some of you are subscribed to my newsletter and hopefully you've had a chance to read it. I also hope you like the freebies I offered in this month's edition. For those of you not subscribed, first of all WHY NOT? :) and second, you should check out my Facebook page. I have a cute quick page you can download there.
In honour of iNSD I have marked down selected product by 50%! You can find them scattered around the store, so be sure to check those out. You can pick up some really cute things for dirt cheap.
I treated myself and slept in this morning, so I'm still just lazing around having my coffee. It looks like its going to be a beautiful spring day, so I want to get some of my plants I started from seed into larger pots today. I've been trying for the last few years to grow tomatoes - without much luck. All I want is to be able to get a couple nice plants so I can make enough salsa to last us through to next summer - about 2 dozen jars. My husband loves Mexican food and if we could make our own salsa instead of buying it all the time, I know he would just love it. He made the most delicious chillies rellenos last night. My husband is an excellent cook and is always trying new dishes. Good for me since I don't have to do a lot of cooking, but bad bad bad for my waistline. :) Oh well. Its a good thing he doesn't mind me being plump. :)
Before I go, I just wanted to show you the new products in the store. I know that some days I need a little help to kick start my mojo in gear and at those times I use templates to get me over the hump. So, I wanted to provide that help to you with these two new templates. I also added a little embellishment pack just for the fun of it. :)
I wish you all a great weekend and we'll see you soon!
Talk to you later...
Well, work is going good. I'm finally getting the feel for a few things and the people here are really nice. As well as things are moving along with my new job is the exact opposite of how things are moving with the new website. I just don't have the energy at night to spend programming and uploading files, so I've been negligent in getting things ready for it. I'm starting to have a bit more energy and my body is adjusting to the new schedule, so I'm pretty confident it will be ready for June 1st.
Another unfortunate side effect of not being able to juggle the new site and my job, is that I completely forgot about INSD being the first weekend in May. I will definitely be working on something this week for you all for that one.
To finish off here, just a quick reminder that today is the last day to download my portion of the Pixel Scrapper April blog train. I hope you all get a chance to pick up the other pieces of the kit. I think they are all just fabulous!
Also, I don't have a preview made up yet, but I have a nice little kit for my newsletter subscribers, so make sure you sign up before midnight tonight. I'll be sending it out 1 day late this month.
Well, that's all for now.
Talk to you later...
Soooo.... How have you been? I started a new job a couple weeks ago so I haven't had the energy to do much of anything else unfortunately. The new website is going a lot slower than I had anticipated, which means that it I won't have it ready for May 1st. I really wanted to have it done by then. I also haven't had a chance to put up all the information for the contest I want to run for the Making Memories software draw. I will be working on these things this weekend and, with any luck, will at least get the information for the contest posted.
The Bits N Bobs Devils and Demons blog train is officially closed as well as the Stuff to Scrap April Showers blog train. The links for those mini kits have now been disabled. If you missed them, keep an eye out in the shop as they will be going up there at a special low price. The Pixel Scrapper blog train - Birds and the Bees - is still going strong, so you can still download my portion of the train here.
That's all I have for now. I got the morning off, so I'm going to go have my coffee and finish getting ready to go to work this afternoon. You all have a great weekend!
I had a comment from on person that she had some confusion trying to download one of the files from 2Shared. Understandably, if you're not familiar with the site since they have all these big download buttons. Here is picture of where you click to download the files. Hopefully this will help you all out and you won't end up downloading something you don't want.
Hopefully, that clears it up for you all.
Ok, scroll down to continue downloading and have fun!
Good morning everyone! If you are here for any one of the blog trains I'm participating in you can find them here, but I would suggest you read this post too! :)
PixelScrapper Birds & Bees Blog Train
Stuff to Scrap April Showers Blog Train
Bits N Bobs Angels & Demons Blog Train
Well, the first official newsletter for Cat Scrap Fever has now been sent out. I hope you signed up in time to get the add-on kit that was offered in the newsletter. I think it was so cute. In case you missed it (and just to rub it in - Just Kidding!) here's what the newsletter freebie was:
If you don't want to miss anymore newsletter freebies, or any of the other great offers, sign up for our newsletter. You can sign up on this page.
One of the great offers in this month's newsletter is the chance to earn free stuff from the shop. As a newsletter subscriber, you will receive a coupon for $1 for each person you refer to sign up for our newsletter. You can earn up to maximum of $5 in each month. At the end of the month, I will count up the number of referrals, and email you a coupon to spend on anything you like in the shop. You must be a current newsletter subscriber, and the new subscriber must put your email address in the referral field in order for it to be counted toward your total. And of course, the new subscriber must be brand new to the newsletter and not have unsubscribed within the last 6 months.
New items going into the shop tomorrow. All these new products co-ordinate with the little newsletter freebie. This new kit is big. I really like this one. Here's the previews:
That's all of it! What do you think. I can't wait to make a couple layouts with this kit. And to get you started (if you missed out on the newsletter add on kit), I have a little treat for you. I have a pretty little quick page for you on my Facebook Page. Here's what that looks like:
Well, that's all for today. My fingers are numb from all this typing. :) 4 posts in one day - holy moly!! I have never made 4 blog posts in one day before - EVER! So be sure to check out my other posts. I have some blog train goodies for you. Make sure you check out the other participants blogs as well. There's some really cute stuff up for the taking.
Talk to you later...
Hello again! This is my installment for the Bits n Bobs blog train for April. I know you will find some really great kits along the way. This is a small blog train, but the designers really out did themselves on their portions. Leave some love for them as you go along. I know they (and myself) would really appreciate hearing from you.
The theme is Angels and Demons. I'm not much on that kind of imagery, so I decided to go in a little bit different direction, but still within the "opposites" theme. Here is my contribution for the BNB blog train. I hope you like it:
If you have dial-up or a slow internet connection, you can download the parts of the kit here: Cat Scrap Fever Girly & Grunge Mini Kit (sorry, link expired) If you have a fast internet connection you can download bigger files here:
CSF Girly&Grunge CardstockCSF (sorry, link expired)
Girly&Grunge Patterned Papers (sorry, link expired) CSF Girly&Grunge Embellishments (sorry, link expired)
Since this is such a small train, we don't have a specific order for you to visit all the contributors, but I do have the list of participants. Check out the other portions of the blog train here:
I hope you'll take a quick look around and check out my other posts. I have a couple more freebies available from a couple other blog trains I'm participating in as well as an exclusive Facebook Fan freebie.
I'm glad you stopped in. Come back and visit again. :)
Talk to you later...
Hey blog hoppers. Welcome to my blog and the Stuff to Scrap blog train. I hope you'll take a quick peek around before you hop over to the next station. Here is my portion of the blog train. I hope you like it:
If you're on dial-up or have a slow internet connection, you can pick up the kit pieces here: CSF April Showers Kit (sorry, link expired)
If you have a fast internet connection, you can download the whole kit at once here:
CSF Stuff to Scrap April Showers Kit (sorry, link expired)
You should have arrived here from The Scrappy Kat. Your next stop is Monkey Toes Too.
If you get lost along the way, here is the list of all the blogs along the way.
Have fun along the way! Remember to leave a little love for all the designers.
Check out my other posts. I have a couple more blog trains I'm contributing to, so you could get a couple extra feebies. :)
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you stop by again.
Hello fellow blog train hoppers! I presume you are here for the Pixel Scrappers blog train? hmm? Well, you are in the right place! :) The theme for this month's blog train is the Birds and the Bees. The colour scheme is so pretty. I'm sure you have found some wonderful pieces along your journey on this blog train. Here is my portion of the train:
If you have a slow internet connection, you can pick up the kit pieces here: CSF Pixel Scrapper Birds & The Bees Kit
If you have a fast internet connection, you can download larger kit files here:
CSF PixelScrapper Birds&Bees Cardstock
CSF Pixel Scrapper Birds&Bees Patterned Papers
CSF Pixel Scrapper Birds&Bees Embellishments
You can find the list of the rest of the participants at the Pixel Scrapper forum here. Make sure you leave a comment for the designers. I know quite a few of them are new to designing and really would love to hear what you think and especially need your encouragement. They're doing a great job.
Be sure to check out my other posts today. I have a few more freebies. I also have some a new kit in the store, so you should check it out.
Well, that's all for this post. Have fun on all the blog trains today. :)