Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Another Challenge

Well, my first week trying out a challenge did not work to well. It seems that many were willing to download the template, but none quite completed the actual challenge, execpt a few of my wonderful CT Members. Thanks ladies. So that means no one won the challenge for last week, but I'm still going to give away the free download. Congrats to Liesl Larson. Thank you for you link to your layout using my Young Private kit. Brought back memories of going off to see my brother. You'll have your link in your email soon.

Okay, so we're going to try this Challenge thing again. Geri, one of my CT Members, has offered to host the challenge this week. This week it will be a quote challenge and Geri is hosting the challenge on her blog. You can find it here. The winner of this challenge will also win a free download of my Go Fly A Kite kit. I do not have another kit released at this time. There are some changes up ahead for ScrapMatters. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but soon you will all be in the know. You'll see some new things from me then.

Today I am also offering another freebie for you. The same rules apply. You leave me a comment on my blog, not my 4 shared account, and in two days I will pick a lucky person to get a free download of my kit. Simple as that. Don't forget to leave me your email address or at least check back to see who won. Here is your freebie.


In a way, this freebie is also a preview of a couple of kits that I have on the way. I hope you like it.

Now, let's take a look at some of the layouts completed by my CT using my Go Fly A Kite kit.

Tater (she used my template for last week's challenge)






That's all for today, but don't worry. I'll have some more for you later. I didn't want to put too many on one day. You can always check these out at the CT Gallery.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Getting Frustrated

I can't believe all the problems I am having with my 4shared account. I still can't get the direct download to work right. Fortunately the link is working and you shouldn't have any problems downloading the entire Young Private kit, but you will have to wait at least 30 seconds before you download begins. I do know know why it's doing that. It just started. It's so frustrating. You pay so that everyone won't have to go through that hassle and it quits on you like that. I've emailed 4shared and they told me that my account looks fine and to double check that the direct download in enabled, which it is and has been since I bought the premium downloads. I've even disabled it and logged out and logged back in and enabled it again, but still I can't get a direct download. I'm still going to work on it and maybe it will finally fix itself. I hate that you all are having to go through this slow download process.
Okay, now to happier news. The winners of my Go Fly A Kite Kit are Shirley and Lara. I'm sending you both an email with the download link. Also everyone don't forget, there's still another chance to win this free download. Just participate in my Template Challenge this week.
Well, that's all for today. I'm back to trying to work out my 4shared problem. Hopefully I can get it cleared up soon.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sorry, Wrong Download Link

Oops, everyone! I made a mistake. Barb brought it to my attention that my Download 1 for Young Private Kit was not working working correctly. I looked at it and she was right. Something had happened and half the download was gone. So If you downloaded your file before today you may want to get it again. I'll leave this link up for a while so it won't cause too much trouble. The corrected link is up and ready to go, just go back to the previous entry.
Okay, I don't know what's going on with it, but I checked it before and it was working. I've corrected the link again and I did check it and it was working. You should get a direct download. Once again keep my informed if that doesn't work.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

First Blog Challenge

Time for something new! My creative team and I thought that it would be fun to start offering a weekly challenge so you all could get a chance to win a free download of my latest kit. I had a new release today, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to have our very first challenge. Since this challenge has begun on a Wednesday it will end Tuesday night of next week and then another challenge will be offered next Wednesday. Me and the ladies of my creative team will take turns hosting these great challenges for you. I will begin it all with a template challenge. Easy, I know.


Sorry, this template is no longer available.

This is the template for this week's challenge. Basically you follow the template as much as possible, but be creative with it. You can flip it and add all the embellishments you want. Also, for this layout I need for you to document a moment in which you felt proud, either for yourself or someone else. Not to hard, is it? Also, once you completed a layout you need to leave a comment at the bottom of this blog entry with a link so that we can all look at it. The link should be to your own personal gallery in flickr or photobucket, etc, or it can be a link at the ScrapMatters Gallery or Digi Shop Talk.

Here is what I came up with. My brother went through basic training last year during his summer break. Came out an army man.


Last year I also release my most popular freebie to date. It was called In the Army Now. It was in honor of my brother's basic training. This year he went off to AIT so that's another graduation ceremony that I have to go to. Well, in this year I have grown as a designer and decided to update the freebie. I offer this kit to you. It is called Young Private. There are much more elements in the actual kit than pictured in the preview.


Download 1 ***Corrected Link***

Download 2

For those of you who downloaded my last freebie, you already know this. But for you guys who did not participate last week, here is a review. If you download any of my freebies and leave me a comment here on this blog, you will be entered into a drawing to win a free download of my latest kit to be released. Also, it would be helpful if you left an email link, or at least remembered to check back in two days to see who wins the download. Since there are actually two separate downloads to this freebie, I will randomly pick two lucky winners to my latest kit, Go Fly A Kite. Here's a look.


Goodness, I have a lot of things going on today. So let's review. Template challenge, leave a link to your layout in my comments section. One lucky winner could win a free download to my latest kit. Download Freebie. Leave a comment. Two more will win a free download. So for today's activities, three people have a chance to win a free download of Go Fly A Kite. Not too confusing I hope. For the challenge participants you have until Tuesday, July 29 to leave a link. For Freebie Getters you have until Friday, July 25th to leave a comment.

We'll that's all for today. Everyone enjoy!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Love My Jeans is Yours

Congrats to sunjer and lissete for winning the free download to my Love My Jeans kit. Lissete, I've emailed you the link and sunjer, I didn't have an email for you so if you could just email me and I'll send the link to you as well. I hope you ladies enjoy it.

Sorry all, but that's all I have for today. Such a busy weekend. I'll be back soon though, and I'll have some more surprises for you all.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Don't Forget

Today I will be offering Part 2 of my Creative Team's QP freebie. Don't forget for the next two days you leave me a comment in the comments section and you could win a free download of my Love My Jeans kit.


Sorry, this freebie is no longer available.

Here is a look at a few more of those great layouts made by my Creative Team.







I actually still have one more quick page to go. I think I may be offering it tomorrow. If not, I'll offer it on the weekend. I've got so much planned for the next couple of weeks so don't forget to check back. I have a huge freebie planned as well. I've mentioned it before, but it's finally coming. You'll love it. As usual, Have Fun and Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Okay, so now my worries at work are over and I'm back to being normal. Yay! So I can focus more on my designs. So since today is my first official day back my wonderful CT has decided to offer a freebie. This freebie is using my latest kit, Love My Jeans.



Sorry, this freebie is no longer available.

As usual, you click on the image for the download. Let me show you how great these QPs are with these layouts.





Right now, Love My Jeans is my favorite kit that I have completed. I loved working with the denim theme. You may see some more of these themed kits from me. Enjoy the freebie and I'll be back with more for you tomorrow.

Oh, yeah. I forgot to mention. Starting today, for those of you who leave me a comment here on this blog for this date, out of that group in two days time I will choose a lucky person to get the entire Love My Jeans Kit for free. From now on, whenever I offer a freebie, if you leave me a comment you will be placed in a drawing to win a free download to my new release kit. So in review. On freebie days, you leave me a comment on my blog and you could win a free download of my latest new release! What Fun!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

SALE at ScrapMatters

Just wanted to let you guys know that there's a sale going on for the holiday. 25% off!!! I also have some new releases coming up, but most likely I'm going to be out of touch starting this afternoon. Family came down for a surprise visit, so we're all going to get together. So I'm going to go ahead a post the previews for my new releases. I'll do another post when I come back from my weekend trip along with some layouts my Creative Team has done.



Everyone, Have a Wonderful 4th of July!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Side Tracked

Sorry, all, I got a little sidetracked for a few days. It's been great though. It was alike all this inspiration just came out of nowhere, and all I could do was focus on it. I spent these last few days working on new kits. I had planned on taking a break from kits and work on some alpha sets to continue on in my name series, but I haven't been able to yet. Right now I just put two new kits into the store harddrive, so they should be out in a few days. And still on my computer are four other kits that are just about finished. Isn't that crazy? I'm not going to release them all at the same time, but this will allow be to take a break later should I need one.

Recently I retired some of my kits and I have had some requests for some of them. Unfortunately I had a big computer problem and most of these kits are now gone for good. So if you were interested in any of my retired kits or freebies, I'm sorry. There's no way for me to bring them back. But luckily I've decided to revamp some of these kits. Staring with my In the Army Now Freebie. My brother is going through his AIT so it will come in handy soon. I've had a request for some military things as well. The kit is almost finished and should be in the store sometime in the month of July. Next I think I'll probably work on my Casual Friday kit.

We're also going to be doing more things on my blog. My CT had some suggestions and I think we're going to go through with most of them. I'll start to have some challenges soon where you can actually win some of my kits. I think that's all I'm going to tell you now. But I think you'll enjoy the fun things we have planned.

Now, to some layouts.

Friend of Mine

Gabrielle (nov05mama)







Don't forget to check out the CT Gallery linked to the right to see all the CT layouts.