Welcome to my blog! If you found my site by following a link then you're probably a scrapper or paper crafter, so hopefully you'll find something that interests you here! I've been paper scrapping for almost 6 years and digi scrapping since the beginning of 2007. I started designing digi scrap kits in April 2007 and opened my online store shortly after that. I am totally hooked on digi scrapping!!!
My other main hobby is card making, which has taken a back seat to scrapping lately!
On this site you'll find news of my latest creations, new layouts by myself and my Creative Team, general chat and - of course - lots of Freebies!
Please feel free to grab some freebies, browse my store and don't forget to leave a comment! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 6, 2008

CU Freebie and Some News!

Hi All!

First of all, I hope you like the new look of the blog. I've still got a little tweaking to do here and there, but overall I'm quite liking it! It's the first time I've tried making a blog background and I enjoyed using my "This Old House" kit on it. I've also made a new blinkie...so please feel free to grab it and link to me.

I also added a "Follow This Blog" box yesterday, so I hope you'll click on the box to be notified of new posts (and freebies!).......and have you noticed the Shout Box? This makes it even quicker and easier to leave me a message or comment when you visit the blog......so please take a few seconds to say "hi" while you're here!

I still have a few blinkies and links to post, but that will have to wait until tomorrow...I'm off to bed as soon as I've finished here.

I haven't posted since last week, so I wanted to bring you up to date with the designer contest results over at SAS. Well, I didn't get into the top three - not surpisingly! I was very pleased to have made it to the finals though and will definitely try another contest when I find one! The three winners made some gorgeous kits and deserved to be placed at the top...however there were also many other beautiful designs entered, so congrats to everyone who entered!! Good luck to the winners with their new SAS stores! I also wanted to thank everyone who supported me with their encouraging coments and votes - they were much appreciated!

My big news is that I am now selling at another store! Today I joined the designers over at Sugar Mama Scraps!! I haven't had a chance to upload much yet, but as well as some of my older kits and wordarts you'll find that the kits which were made for the SAS contest will be repackaged and in the store. Of course I'll still be selling at Crafty Scraps too. I have decided to close the ecrater store though. It served it purpose for a while, but the lack of digital downloading is a real pain to deal with....both for me and the customers. I'm planning a special sale there...more about that tomorrow.

I've recently been nominated for a couple of awards, but being so busy with the design contest I just haven't had a chance to acknowledge them...or to pass them on. So, tonight I have to thank several people for nominating me over the past few weeks.....

This award came to me from three sources....Lesley (aka Tailz-the-kat) so a big "thanks mate" to her ! You can check out Lesley's blog here...she has some wonderful designs and loads of freebies.....and a wicked sense of humour!

I was also nominated for the award by Karrie (kezcreates) whose blog is here. She also has some beautiful designs, freebies and links to TONS of great scrapping blogs!

Lorelei of Fab D'zines Freebies also sent me this award. She has some really cute freebie kits on her blog...check it out today! Thanks Lorelei!!

The idea is that when you accept this award you then pass it on to 7 other people who deserve it, post links to their blog and let them know that you've nominated them!.....so I would like to nominate the following.....


My second award was a huge surprise and given to me by two people...Donna over at Designs by Donna . Please check out her blog for some very pretty freebies and to read about, and pray for, her little grandaughter Kaitlin, who is going through a difficult situation at the moment. Thanks for the award Donna!!!

This one also came from Jay at Scrappers Adventures . Her blog is always so interesting to read...all about her family, homelife and of course scrapping!

I'd like to pass this award on to Carol at CJ's Angelscrapper who is such a lovely and generous lady. Carol set up a website where all the designers were just starting out and she gave her time and efforts freely to help us all gain exposure to our blogs and stores. Thank you Carol!!!!!

Finally...your freebie tonight is CU friendly...use it however you like (but please read the TOU enclosed!). It's a "Lucky Bag" of basic element templates...a button, some hearts, a frame, etc. The great thing about templates of course, is that you can use them to "cut out" the shapes with the background paper of your choice to coordinate with your layouts/kits. So, have fun with them and you can grab them here.

That's it for tonight.....I'll be back tomorrow with news of my BIG SALE at ecrater!!! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 06 Oct [LA 10:00pm] - 07 Oct [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 03:00pm] ).

  2. Thanks for the award Sooze, love it!! Hugs
    Tracy (Ambowife)

  3. Thanks for the award Sooze, sorry it took so long, been busy and will put it up shortly.... LOVE your background, looks great :)

  4. Thanks Sooze, you made me curious for whats inside the bag, i will have a peek ;)

  5. OOoh just downloading now...you know what they say about Kats and curiosity lol...can't wait to see what's inside..thanks :)

  6. Thank you very much for the lovely freebie.


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