Thursday, July 31, 2008

More Sugarplum News!!!

Oh my gosh - I've got BIG, BIG, BIG news from Nicole of Sugarplum Paperie! Guess who is this month's talented guest designer at The Digi Chick? You guessed it! My pal Nicole! So, I just had to come back today and tell you about all the wonderful news to make sure you didn't miss out!

First off, Nicole has added some of her most popular and most loved kits to her brand new home in the Digi Chick store - and everything is 20% off, today only! (Click on any of the following previews to go directly to Nicole's shop - but read on for more news, first!)

Next juicy tidbit!! Nicole has designed a BRAND NEW collection - which is actually just the first part of a four-part collection, that is up for sale EXCLUSIVELY at TDC and its called "Grapefruit Twist." Here's a preview of this gorgeous kit, followed by a layout I created using the kit:

Click on the layout for credits

Even more good news!! Nicole also designed her first EVER grab bag, which is also up for sale EXCLUSIVELY at TDC. All of the items in the bag are BRAND NEW designs - its full of a rainbow of sweet little goodies including lots of versatile papers, two alphas, a set of numbers (plus special characters, too!) and elements galore (about 60 of them!). TONS AND TONS of goodness in there and its just $3! Here's a preview of it, followed by a layout I created using the fabulous goodies found in the bag:

Click on the layout for credits

And the final bit of news... for today, anyway! Nicole is hosting her very first chat tomorrow night! There will be giveaways, coupons, lots of talking and good times! Will please you join us?! I’d love to see you there! It’s this Friday, August 1st @ 10:00 p.m. EST:

OK, that's it for all the news I had to share with you today - thanks for supporting my gal pal and making her guest designer spot totally FABULOUS this month! And see you tomorrow for the Party Hat blog hop!

Sugarplum's One Year Anniversary

Hey there, hi there, ho there! OK, first I'll apologize I didn't get a chance to get in here earlier this week to let you all know about this.... but, I'm here now and there's still time to take advantage, so no worries!

Nicole officially started the Sugarplum Paperie shop just a year ago this week and to celebrate, she is having a week-long blog party! For the past few days, she's been giving away pieces of a brand new freebie kit called "The Party Hat." Check out the preview below!
Here's the best part - come back HERE to my blog tomorrow (or go to Nicole's) and you'll be treated to a list of linkies for the blogs of all the gals on Nicole's Creative Team - we've all used the Party Hat kit, and various other bits and pieces of things in Nicole's shop, to create some AWESOME freebies for you - and you'll be able to blog-hop and pick 'em all up tomorrow! WOOT!!

So, for today, click on the preview below and go collect your party hat kit from Nicole... then, tomorrow, come back here for my freebie gift and to start blog hopping for the rest... and here's a teaser - I've made a Bracket Album for ya!! If you want it, you gotta come back tomorrow! :)
Enjoy your PARTY HAT and see you tomorrow! Y Tracy

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My first ever digi paper collection!

So, I have some news.... the designing bug has bit me.... just a bit!! I'm still learning and very new at it... but, I've started playing around with making some papers and I must admit, I am having quite a bit of fun with it! I'd be remiss if I didn't say thank you to Miss Ellie for helping me out with some constructive criticism, advice, and mentoring - thank you so much, Ells! You're a great friend :)

Between the designing play I'm doing, and the templates, QPs and brag books I've done in the past, I decided it might be time to come up with a name. So, I'm going to be known as "Trixie Scraps Designs." Trixie is a nickname both my hubby and my father-in-law are fond of calling me... so, I thought it would be cute to go with that! I may change the name on the blog, eventually... but, for right now, things are going to stay as they are.

So, I must say.... please be kind and remember, this is my first ever paper collection.... and I've decided to make it a freebie, in exchange for what I hope will be some kindly worded constructive criticism! If you decide to take it, please do leave me a comment and let me know what you think! I haven't included a TOU with the download, but the standard rules apply. You can use these papers for your own personal layouts, but please do not resell or claim as your own. And please do not share the link to the file on any other blog or website - please send anyone who might want the collection here to download it from me directly.

OK, enough of that mumbo-jumbo :) I give you my first freebie paper pack - "Sunset Sky." I truly hope you like it and will be able to use it! Please don't forget to leave me a comment or two to let me know what you think.... and hey, if you use the collection to make a page, I would absolutely LOVE to see it!!! Please resize your pages to 500 x 500 and email them to me at tracyk527 at gmail dot com. OK, click on the preview to download the collection and thanks for stopping by to visit me! Y Tracy

Thank you to those of you who downloaded and left me love!
If you missed the download, you can still purchase this collection for $2 by sending a paypal payment to tracyk527 (at) gmail (dot) com and I will email you the download link!

**Thanks also goes out to Theres Kubitz, who provided some of the textures and patterns used in the creation of this paper pack.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Been a month.... again!

I honestly don't know how I let so much time get away from me... my poor neglected little blog.... well, I'm here today, so YEAH!

I have lots of super fun news, but I'm only gonna share one piece today (hoping to force myself to come back and be more faithful in posting later this week and next). So, guess who I have the distinct honor of creating for, now? SUGARPLUM PAPERIE!! And yeah, I am completely OVER the moon about it. Nicole has a great style and "I love her long time!" I'm so geeked that I get to play with her beautiful designs now, whenever I want to.

Nicole has lots of stuff in the works now, so to make room for all the new, some of the old must go. She has put some retiring kits on sale in the store, through the end of the month. Check out the scrappy goodness you can get at 50% off!! (Click the preview to be taken directly to Sugarplum Paperie store).

And, I have to take this opportunity to share one of my new favorite layouts. I created this one last week using Sugarplum's "Paper Garden" kit. Full credits can be found in my DST gallery here. So, can you see why I'm so excited to be working with Nicole's kits? YEAH!!!!

In other news, I want to spruce this place up..... anyone have any ideas? I've been wanting to do a blog header for like FOREVER, but every time I sit down to do one, I can't make up my mind how it should look. But, I'm open to suggestions! Tell me what you think I should do to make this place more interesting.... I'll draw one person's name from amongst the comments and send you a RAK!
OK, that's all from me for today - be sure to hop on over and check out the sale at Sugarplum Paperie - once those kits are gone, they're gone forever!