Friday, August 31, 2012

LOTS of news @ True North Scraps !!!

There is so much happening at True North Scraps, so grab a cup of coffee or whatever your beverage of choice is and settle in for a bit while you read this! First of all, today is the last day that the TNS MouseScrappers store is open. This is your last chance to pick up several kits that are MouseScrappers exclusives!

Some of these kits will be retired after TNS closes her MS store, others will be revamped at a much later date and won't be available for quite some time. Right now the entire True North Scraps MouseScrappers store is on sale for 50% off until it closes. Don't miss your chance to get these exclusive kits at a great price before they are gone forever.
Next news is the new TNS release! Dawna has made a bright and cheery paper pack and an adorable alphabet that is perfect for LOs about young children. Look for it exclusively at her Scraps N Pieces store in the Bits N Pieces promotion for only $1 each for the first week of September!
Dawna put together a short slideshow of some of the LOs the talented North Stars made using just the papers and the alphabet blocks:
Tomorrow is the first of September which means it is Super Saturday at Scraps N Pieces! Don't miss the big savings! True North Scraps has 3 products in the sale: Pick up one of Dawna's clever Dated and Stapled packs. Both are only $1 on September 1st!

Also available for a ridiculously low price tomorrow is the very popular Move It Move It, on sale for $2 only on Super Saturday.

Scrap It to Win It is just around the corner! Have you signed up yet? You must be signed up by Sept 1 or you can't play, and let me tell you, the prizes are amazing so you definitely want to play! True North Scraps is one of several SNP designers donating prizes to this contest.
And finally, Dawna's two weeks as the featured designer at Scraps and Pieces has drawn to a close. Today is your last day to get all your tasks wrapped up. Tomorrow Dawna will be adding up all the points and choosing the winner of the lottery and will get those prizes out as soon as humanly possible. A recap of the tasks/games:

 Lottery: Buy anything in my store between midnight CST Aug 16 and midnight CST Sept 1, and you will get one entry into the draw for a $10 coupon to my store. The draw will take place from all the entries on Sept 1.

 Earn Freebies:
1) Template challenge (free template available here) = 1 point, plus 1 more point if your LO is at least 75% TNS
2) Wear my blinkie = 2 points
3) Follow me: Pinterest = 1 point, Facebook = 1 point, Blog = 1 point
5) Purchase something from my store = 3 points (plus the above-mentioned entry into the lottery)
6) Tell me your top 3 favourite kits in my store = 3 points

1 - 4 points earns a coupon to my store for $2.49
5 - 10 points earns your choice of one kit in my store
11 - 15 points earns a $10 coupon to my store PLUS a bonus entry into the Lottery

Surprises: You just never know.... oh what the heck! I'll let the cat out of the bag! Several people have opened their private message inboxes at Scraps N Pieces to find a surprise -- One of the North Stars randomly sent a coupon to some of the people that have posted LOs in the TNS gallery. A couple more lucky people who have uploaded LOs to the TNS gallery, are still going to find a surprise RAK in their inboxes, so make sure you have uploaded there!

One last surprise - if you have been playing along with the Featured Designer games, hopefully one of the tasks you completed was to sign up for the True North Scraps Newsletter. If you were signed up before 4 pm Eastern yesterday, you will find a newsletter exclusive freebie in yesterday's newsletter! I hope you didn't miss out!

 Whew. My fingers are tired from typing all that out! However, I want to mention a couple more things. "Like" True North Scraps on Facebook and then keep your eyes open for a new exclusive FB freebie, available soon! And finally, there is a big announcement to make soon so make sure you are subscribed to my blog or the newsletter so you don't miss it!

Glitter Bug Designs is releasing School Days !!!

Well it is that time again when the big yellow bus comes to take the kids away.  For some parents the most wonderful time of the year.  Summer vacation is over and now it is time to scrap those pages of our children's first days of the new school year.  So without further ado .... Glitter Bug Designs presents:


This kit is great for all sorts of projects besides scrapbooking.  It is great for printing out and creating hybrid projects to give as teacher gifts or school related items such as bookmarks, classroom name tags, anything any student or teacher could possibly need.

This kit is packed with 10 cardstocks, 13 patterned papers and over 85 elements.

AND if that wasn't enough to make you rush on into the store and pick it up ... how does
40% off the regular price sound?

This offer won't last long .... and will only last thru Sunday.  So be sure and not hesitate and head on over to Scraps N Pieces or Berry Sweet Scraps and pick up this fabulous kit to create pages to help preserve those treasured back to school memories today.

If you need a little more inspiration as to what to do with this kit --- take a look at a slideshow of what the talented creative team at Glitter Bug Designs has done with it!

And as a special thank you -- head on over to pick up some freebies from the following blogs!!



Be sure and leave them a big thanks for their adorable freebies.  

We hope to see your layouts with School Days in the galleries over at Scraps N Pieces and Berry Sweet Scraps very soon.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back 2 School Sale at SNP !!!!!

Are you ready for a sale?? I know I am! Make sure to head over to Scraps N Pieces this weekend for our awesome Back To School sale! 

Don't forget that the TNS newsletter will be coming out Wednesday and they don't want to miss it! There's plenty of news in it! Subscribe to the True North Scraps newsletter here

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Come join the BEACH PARTY at Glitter Bug Designs

As summer is coming to an end I am sure we all have summer pics that we need to scrap. Beach Party is perfect for that! This kit contains some really fun elements as well a few beach loving kid elements!!
Beach Party will be on sale for only $2.99 until Sunday at midnight!
This kit includes 51 unique elements and a few re-colored elements.
Upper and Lower Alpha wirth Numbers and puncuations
5 Cardstock Papers, 21 Patterned papers, even 24 assorted boy and girl dolls (blonde, brown, black hair) also with a tan!
Take a look at what me fabulous CT has created using this kit




and last but certainly not least Melissa

Be sure to head over to Donna's Blog to pick a freebie!

Monday, August 20, 2012

True North Scraps News !!!

True North Scraps is having a huge sale! Absolutely everything in both stores is 50% off!! First of all, at the Scraps N Pieces shop, TNS is the Featured Designer and is celebrating by giving you some big savings! There are got lots of things going on, so check it out!
Switching gears, TNS has decided to close up shop at MouseScrappers on September 1. Everything in that store is also 50% off. You will find some kits there that are available exclusively at MouseScrappers so hurry in and snap them up before they are gone!
Don't worry -- True North Scraps is  not leaving designing! The True North Scraps store is remaining open at Scraps N Pieces. After September 1, TNS designs will only be available at Scraps N Pieces. Remember to sign up for my newsletter to keep up with all that is happening at True North Scraps! There's big news coming soon!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

VOTE FOR ME !!!!!!

I am THRILLED to be nominated for a GSO (gallery stand out) from a template I did with the fabulous work by Scrapping with Liz ..... Go to her blog HERE to vote for me !!!!  

Here is the layout I did that was nominated !!!

I created this layout with pictures from our recent vacation to Florida.  My son DESPERATELY wanted to go to LegoLand ... so we braved the rain and went.  We had a great time ... and I think I took probably close to 500 pictures tjat day alone.  LOL !!!

Again head on over and vote for me !!!!  If I win ... who knows what FreeBEE surprises I may have in store for my blog followers !!!!

*Contest/voting ends Sunday August 19th !!*

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hop aboard the "Fun & Silly" blog train @ SNP !!!

This months blog train travels to the
you are gonna love what we have for you:

Take a peek here at what everyone has for you along the way:

Pretty awesome huh?  Make sure you say thanks to all the members of the blog train that submitted something ... we all appreciate kind comments and a thank you.

Here is my portion for you to download:

**Download Link Expired** 

You have arrived here from:

Your next stop is:

If you get lost along the way here are links to all the stops in this train!!

Thanks so much for stopping by !!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

True North Scraps news !!!!!

True North Scraps is Scraps N Pieces Featured Designer from August 16 to the 31st!  You don't want to miss this - there is going to be a template challenge, everybody who buys something from TNS between Aug 16 and Aug 31 is entered for a chance to win $10, you can earn freebies just for doing very simple tasks, and there may be some surprises too! 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Do you hear that …. the faint sound of a train whistle in the background? The rumble of the cars coming down the track? Chug on over to see what True North Scraps and Keystone Scraps have teamed up to bring to you this week.

This collaboration is a must have to showcase pages of that magical train ride or even one of those clunky ones in the shopping mall. The rich color palette catches your eye and the array of elements will find you wanting to create beautiful clusters or tons of layout pages. Either way it's a win-win right?
Dawna has packed in 47 elements and 17 papers as well as an adorable train alpha into her portion of the kit. Paula has over 70 elements and 28 papers and two alphas. You will find one alpha offered to download for free at her site this week, after that it will only be available as part of the kit purchase. Between the 2 kits, you get way over 100 elements and 45 papers... that is quite a kit! Oh yeah, and don't forget those three alphas to complete this classic styled collaboration. Who wouldn't want to hop on that train?
Both of these kits are on sale but only for a limited time. True North Scraps has this kit on sale at Scraps N Pieces at 30% off this weekend. The portion from Keystone Scraps is available at both Scraps N Pieces and Stuff To Scrap at 30% off but for the weekend ONLY as well! Be sure to not delay and pick up these beautiful kits before the sale price pulls out of the station.
And if just by seeing the kit you aren't already inspired by what you can create … take a look at what I have done with it.

Also the girls have made some freebies for you to enjoy … be sure to visit the following blogs to pick up their generous offers. 

I have one for you as well .... enjoy:

**click image above for direct download**
I leave you with one last thing … a poem called:

“Pleasant Travels Through Life” … author unknown
Life is but a journey on a train, With a pair of travelers at each windowpane. I may sit beside you the whole journey through, Or I may be seated elsewhere, never knowing you. But if fate should mark me to sit at your side, Let's be pleasant travelers, it's so short a ride.

Thursday, August 9, 2012