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Monday, June 23, 2008

News from Scraphead

I've got my first commercial use grab bags at Scraphead!


The background color gives a little hint as to what sorts of things might be inside.
5 brand new commercial use products for just $4.00!


Here again I was trying to give you a little hint with the background. However, this isn't necessarily just for the guys. There are 6 new commercial use products inside. Only $4.00.
Oops! I just learned that these were only up 'til Sunday night. Sorry - it's my first time.

Also wanted to share with you a couple cute kits by JadensMama. This one, Neopolitan Coconut is the featured kit of the month.

You can find it here:
http://scraphead.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=&products_id=64

And here's a fun mini kit, Boys And Their Toys:

Find it here:
http://scraphead.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=&products_id=254
Both are on sale right now at prices you just can't beat, so check it out.

4 Things You Should Know About Scrapping Whispers


Are you tired of reading your emails on Monday of all the sales you missed because you were out enjoying time with your family or taking a holiday or even working?
At Scrapping Whispers our sales aren't limited to the weekends!
http://scrappingwhispers.com/store


Join our News Group and you will receive big benefits.
When you join the group, you will receive a $2 coupon for our store.
Then, each month, you will receive a portion of our monthly mega kit.
And... special gifts and offers from our design team.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SW-news/
We offer you good prices and quality products everyday!



Our first hunt is on!
Come hunt with us and win "A Natural Touch" Kit by Cida Merola.
All you need to do is follow whisper!
http://scrappingwhispers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=204


Save the planet, love yourself! This is the most amazing mega kit that you will ever see, huge, complete, fabulous, colorful!

32 designers worked hard in this amazing project! More than 130 papers of 12x12 inches-300ppi-JPG format. Uncountable elements (more than 260) in PNG format-300ppi.

Lots of frames, tags, flowers, overlays, bugs, butterflies, ribbons, bows, beads, and so many unique hand drawing pieces! You don't want to miss this work of art, grab it now, And make your life brighter and unforgettable!

Designers Contributors
Adeyo, Adriana Texeira, Cida Merola, Creationz by Jo, Celina Sandoval, Chris Enoy, D'Ambrosio Arts, Debora Pas, Demiurgia Designs, DigiCreabidule, Echo Scraps, Elyane Araujo, Erica Mathia, DigiScrap by Niona, Ellen Raquel Designs, Janine Oliveira, JIC Creations, Karla Marano, Kakleidesigns, KDesigns, Keka, LBScraps, Lezinha, Magazine Scraps, Michelle Boroni, Oneide Volkmer, Pat Stilo Scrap, Rozeli Scraps, Sabry Card, Scrap Carli Designs, Socorro Oliveira and ValGouveia.

Special June Price: $10

Or if you have $15 or €10 in your cart, you can put this in too and you get it for FREE!! Yes!!

You only need use our discount coupon code:
SW-Mega0608

http://scrappingwhispers.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=&products_id=2212

Under construction!

My house, that is. For the past couple of weeks (and again this coming weekend) we've been doing some renovating. Which really means that my dear BIL, Mark, who is a contractor by trade and wizard of all sorts of other things, has been here working on our house.

Around this time last summer, we took the furnace out of the hallway, opened up that space into the master bath and gutted the old 1950's bathroom with it's terrible battleship gray tub and sink and nasty tile in green with black trim accented by mildew stains taht would never disappear no matter what we tried. We also closed up the small window right there in the tub/shower area because it was impossible to keep free of mold and mildew. Mark put in a new heatpack thingy that sits outside and heats and cools beautifully. He and my husband put in an entirely new master bathroom with safety rails for those times I'm in a lot of pain and weak. We gained enough space to put in a full vanity with a shell shaped blue sink. When all the construction was done, we called in a young guy who lives down the street from my father to do the wallpapering. The whole thing turned out beautifully.

However, in all this doing, we had to tear out and repair some of the wall in the hallway and have been looking at patched areas of sheet rock ever since. Sure, we could have painted it but hubby decided he wanted to remove the door to the dining room and put an arch in. Said no point doing the painting 'til that was done. Now Mark works as a supervisor for a large construction company here so is busy during the week. Then he got to doing some work for our friend who was widowed in Novemeber. She needed a lot of things done at her house that had been put off while her husband was so ill. Finally, there came a break in her work, so Mark was ours.

The door came off the dining room and he convinced my husband that it would look better cased than trying to do a small arch there. So he fixed that up and finished up the hallway. Next he put up crown moulding in the dining room. I struggled to find the energy to move things that had been stored in the dining room into the back room which should soon become a guestroom/sewing room. Unfortunately, since I've been so sick this past winter, all sorts of things had accumulated back there so I had to straighten out that junk first. Then we had to shop for paints and flooring.

This past weekend while I fought a sinus infection and headaches, the guys (with a little help from one of my neices) moved anything remaining in the dining room to the center and started painting. Hubby wanted to use two grays in the room - a light fray at the bottom under the high "chair" rail and a darker gray at the top. I fussed that the dark top would feel like it was pressing down on you and insisted teh lighter gray go near the ceiling. The painting is over except some touch up work. There's lots of paint in the old wooden floor (my neice was new to this) but it won't matter. This weekend, they will put two jacks under the house to better support the wall where the side-by-side refridgerator/freezer is (this house was built in the 50's )then lay the new Pergo type flooring which is a color called gunstock oak. A sort of medium shade. While they do, my friend, Brenda, and I are going furniture shopping. She needs a table and I need furniture for the dining room. It's such a small room though - only 10.5' x 10.5' Wish me luck!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just released: Art Nouveau Afternoon

Art Nouveau Afternoon was inspired by a vintage postcard (copy included). There are 12 papers in soft shades of cream, yellow, green, peach, and brown. Elements include 4 frames, 2 tags, 1 fancy tag holder (cut insert from paper of your choice), 2 bow/ribbon wraps, 2 patterned ribbons, 3 vintage buttons to use as brads or decos, vintage amber brooch, golden corner, golden sun deco, and golden page header. Suitable for vintage or modern layouts, the overall impression is one of warmth.

Because it is difficult to show all elements and papers well in one preview, I recommend you look at the paper pack and element packs for more detailed previews.





You can find the kit at these locations:
http://scraphead.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=&products_id=466
http://scrappingwhispers.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=&products_id=2234
and soon at ScrappersZone

A Mother's Love

I didn't finish this in time for Mother's Day as planned but am going ahead and releasing it now. A mini kit, it has 6 papers, and 7 elements all of which can be seen in preview.

Scrapping Whispers - June Mega Kit


Save the planet, love yourself! This is the most amazing mega kit that you will ever see, huge, complete, fabulous, colorful!

32 designers worked hard on this amazing project! More than 130 papers of 12x12 inches-300ppi-JPG format. Uncountable elements (more than 260) in PNG format-300ppi.

Lots of frames, tags, flowers, overlays, bugs, butterflies, ribbons, bows, beads, and so many unique hand drawing pieces! You don't want to miss this work of art; grab it now, and make your life brighter and unforgettable!

Designers Contributors
Adeyo, Adriana Texeira, Cida Merola, Creationz by Jo, Celina Sandoval, Chris Enoy, D'Ambrosio Arts, Debora Pas, Demiurgia Designs, DigiCreabidule, Echo Scraps, Elyane Araujo, Erica Mathia, DigiScrap by Niona, Ellen Raquel Designs, Janine Oliveira, JIC Creations, Karla Marano, Kakleidesigns, KDesigns, Keka, LBScraps, Lezinha, Magazine Scraps, Michelle Boroni, Oneide Volkmer, Pat Stilo Scrap, Rozeli Scraps, Sabry Card, Scrap Carli Designs, Socorro Oliveira and ValGouveia.

Special June Price: $10


Or if you have $15 or €10 in your cart, you can put this in too and you get it for FREE!! Yes!!

You only need use our discount coupon code:
SW-Mega0608

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Have to show you this

I bought a kit the other day from Pam Lefors, whose work I admire. It's called Cilia's Hope Chest. I just couldn't resist it and even though I've much catching up to do after my recent fibro flare-up, I had to play with it. Have only created two pages so far but am very pleased with those and want to share them with you. Then today I saw a message from Pam saying that she's going to create an add-on to this fantastic kit; I'm tickled about that as I've got lots of plans for it.

First, let you show you Pam's preview & give you the link where you can purchase it if you love it as much as I do. Preview is below, link is:
http://pamleforsdesigns.com/Shoppe/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=521


Here's the first page I made with Cilia's Hope Chest. I used one of Renae Nick's wonderful templates, adapting it to a 12" x 12" size and removing some elements to add things from the kit. (Forgive me, Renae for not remembering the template number.) The photo is of my maternal grandmother and is the only one I have of Nanny when she was well that isn't casual. For most of my memory, she was bed-ridden with asthma, emphysema, and cancer.



When I saw this delicate lace paper in blue, I knew it was perfect for the front page of the photos taken at my parents' 50th anniversary party. Sadly, we elected not to have a professional photographer because a friend had done such an excellent job with
photos he'd taken at our wedding; many were better than those of a professional photographer who was there too. The photo below is one of the better ones.