Happy iNSD 2015! Sales, Freebies and Fun!

It’s that time of year again! It’s {inter}National Scrapbooking Day, which means HUGE sales, tons of new products and even a Digiscrap Parade Freebie!

First up, I have several brand new items at HUGE discounts. For example, pick up the pieces of my Together Collection for only $1.00 each right now! These pieces are part of the May 2015 Special Edition, which means you can mix and match with items from other designers at The Digital Press to create your own unique collaboration kit.


I had fun putting together this set of cut files for your pocket scrapbooking or digital scrapbooking needs! Each number is 3×3″ and numbers 1-31 are included. You can grab the cut files in either SVG or DXF format, or you can pick up the PNG files which come in solid black and a pretty kraft paper! Grab it for 40% off!



Are you ready to put your garden in? Then scrap that action with my Spring Garden collection!

Only $4.00 from May 1-4.





Thanks for participating in the May 2015 DigiScrap Parade! This mini kit is now available in my store.

If you’re following the Parade route from start to finish, you should have arrived here from Vero Scrap and your next stop will be ninigoesdigi. If you get lost along the way, simply head back to the main DigiScrap Parade site to view the master list and get back on track.


 I also wanted to bring your attention to this awesome collaboration kit by the designers at The Digital Press! Isn’t it amazing?



And, FINALLY, if you are looking for a place to play this weekend, please do stop by the forums at The Digital Press! We have lots of awesome challenges, amazing prizes, fun inspiration and more!



Have a blast this {i}NSD!

February 2015 Digiscrap Parade and Pennysaver Announcement!


Hello everybody and welcome to another awesome Digiscrap Parade!!

This quarter, there are 36 stops on the parade route with some pretty amazing freebies being offered up for your scrapping pleasure.

Here’s a look at my part of the February 2015 DigiScrap Parade…


This mini kit is no longer available for free, however you can purchase it at a very low price in my shop!

Meanwhile, don’t miss out on the exciting Pennysaver event we’re running at The Digital Press throughout the entire month of February 2015! You won’t want to miss this…
To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the amazing $1.00 products I will be releasing during the month of February, you can sign-up for The Digital Press newsletter HERE!

If you like what you see here, please check out my shop at The Digital Press!

If you’re following the Parade from start to finish, you likely arrived here today from Vero’s site and your next stop will be Akizo’s site. If you get lost along the way, simply head back to the main DigiScrap Parade web site and view the master list to get yourself back on track!

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Welcome to the Digiscrap Parade!

This is another great opportunity to be introduced to new-to-you designers from some of the top digital scrapbooking shops in the industry. You are sure to discover designs that click with your personality, and our hope is that you will then check out that designer’s shop and see what else she has to offer!

If you’re following the Parade route from start to finish, you should have arrived here from Paula Kesserling Designs and your next stop will be Digital Scrapbook Ingredients. If you get lost along the way, simply head back to the main DigiScrap Parade site to view the master list and get back on track. 

Here is my contribution! Click on the image to download, or click here!

Please note: This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can pick it up in my digital shop for a very low price! Just click the image to be directed to my shop!



If you like what you see, won’t you please visit my shop at The Digital Press, subscribe to my newsletter to stay in touch, and become a fan on my Facebook page? That would be so awesome!

Digiscrap Parade is Back!


Welcome to the Digiscrap Parade!  I’m excited to be participating again, and to show you one of my unique offerings.  If you check out my store at The Digital Press, you will notice that along with papercraft template and digital kits, I also create cut files for digital die cut machines like the Silhouette Cameo. These 3×4 cards are perfect for pocket scrappers, cardmakers, digital scrappers and crafters!  They come in PNG format for digital scrappers, and I have also included cut files in DXF and SVG format.

Silhouette users, you don’t NEED the Designer Edition software to use my files!  Simply open the DXF files in your Silhouette Studio software and save them to your library.  To to File>Open, then open the DXF file.  You will have to group them and resize them down to 3″x4″.  OR, if you do have the Designer Edition, simply open the SVG files!  Perfect!


(This item is no longer available.)

If you like what you see and think others might as well, please Pin our images on Pinterest and share our parade on Facebook and Twitter! 

While I have you here, I wanted to be sure to point out that I have bundled my Forever Friends kit, and it is on sale this weekend!  Go grab it at a discounted price!


Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to like my Facebook Page and subscribe to my Newsletter to grab another freebie!

The DSD Digiscrap Parade!

The Digiscrap Parade is LIVE, people!  If you follow along on Facebook, then you’ve probably been looking forward to this day all month long!

What is the Digiscrap Parade?  Only the BEST designers in the Digiscrap industry sharing a color palette and creating coordinating products which combine into the biggest and highest quality collaboration kit you’ve ever seen!  Whew!

Start on the official Digiscrap Parade Blog and begin your epic adventure through the interwebs.  If you get lost, refer back to that blog post.  Some designers are posting on their blogs and some are posting on their Facebook pages.  SOME are posting on both, so that non-Facebook users can grab their goodies, too!  Many designers are encouraging you to sign up for their newsletters (me! me!) for additional promotions!  For example, MY newsletter subscribers can pick up my brand new Hanging Favor Template Set and Cutting Files for only $1.00!

Here’s my portion, which includes 3 patterned papers, 5 solid papers, 3 elements and a printable project.  If you don’t have Facebook and want to grab my portion, just click here on these linked up words and your download will begin!  Otherwise, click on the image below and you’ll go straight to my Facebook Page where you can continue along on the parade!



And, this is the new Hanging Favor Template Set and Cutting Files:





Want to grab it for only $1? Subscribe to my Newsletter today!

Have an awesome weekend, and have fun along the parade route!

{inter}National Scrapbooking Day 2013! Huge FREEBIE and a Sale!

This freebie is no longer available, but you can purchase it in my store at Pixels and Company!

It’s {i}NSD, and I’m giving it all away!

Free Papercraft Template + 40% off everything!

First, the FREEBIE: I’m excited to be part of the May 2013 Digiscrap Parade! I’ve joined many amazing digital designers from all of the top digiscrap stores to bring you a gorgeous color-coordinated “collaboration”. You can download each piece for FREE by visiting our Facebook Pages and blog posts!




That’s right! My portion of the parade includes a FULL sized template with cutting files, four digital papers, one border strip, one journaling card, and a printable papercraft template! Head over to my Facebook Page to pick it up and keep on hopping to pick up the rest of the pieces of this amazing collaboration.

Have a wonderful time shopping the sales and creating with your awesome new papercraft templates and cutting files!

Happy {inter}National Scrapbooking Day!

Crunchy Mamas Giveaway!!


I’m super excited to introduce you to two wonderful Crunchy Mamas.  

Katie (on the right) is a mama of two, and Ashley (with the fierce hands) is a mama of four (having just added to her family a couple of weeks ago!).  Katie and Ashley are sisters-in-law, and in a round about way are related to ME!!  Well, actually, Ashley and her brother are kinda-sorta-German-Mennonite related to my husband (by way of a small town in Minnesota which is the nexus of the universe).  I’m married to my husband.  Therefore, they are practically my cousins!!!!

That’s my story, anyway.  I’m totally claiming them.

These crazy ladies live in my small town and have worked together to form an awesome business which I LOVE.  They create all-natural, organic, safe skincare products which work extremely well and smell wonderful.  I’m seriously passionate about their products, so when they asked me if I would like to host a giveaway, I said, “Of course!!”  I can’t wait!!!

Here are just a few of their awesome products.  They keep adding more, and I can hardly keep up!


(My photographer friend Alysun took this pic.  She rocks.)

CM-Giveaway-PicI’ve tried several of the lip balms.  I LOVE the honey lemon and the mint.  I REALLY want to try the grapefruit and sweet orange.  Oh, yum.  My kids and husband are ALL OVER these lip balms.  Everyone loves them, and my 9 year old no longer fights me when he sees me coming at him wielding a Crunchy Mamas lip balm.  Seriously.  I have about 6 of the lips balms tucked in my purse, on my nightstand, in my desk and perched in random spots in my house.  They are awesome.  No joke.

The Vapor Rub is a winter cold must-have!!  I no longer rub chemical laden Vicks on my little boys.  They get all-natural cough relief these days.  I love that the Vapor Rub comes in a stick, so I can easily apply it to chests, under noses and on little feet.  Actually, I rubbed it onto Mitch’s huge feet once, too!  It provides wonderful, soothing relief!  I even use it on my temples to ease minor headaches!

My whole family loves the hand sanitizer!  I have the lavender-lemon in my purse (so fresh!), and I bought the grapefruit for my son’s teacher, although I was tempted to keep it for myself.  I love these scents!  The light, spray-on formula is super easy to use, and I love that they don’t leave my hands feeling sticky or dried out.  Most importantly, they are made with all-natural ingredients that are safe to use on our skin while killer on harmful bacteria.  My boys and my husband have mentioned many times that they love Crunchy Mamas hand sanitizer.  Probably because I spray them often!  😉

I love the convenience of the Scab Stick!  It has replaced Neosporin in our house, and I use it on minor scrapes, cuts and burns.  I posted on Facebook about my ugly blister after a long run, and Katie piped in with the comment, “Scab Stick!”  I used it right away, and my blister healed up quite nicely!  Again, the fact that it comes in stick form makes it SO much more manageable than sticky goo!!

I have saved my FAVORITE product for last:  Smelly Face Serum.  I adore Smelly Face.  I am a total Smelly Face addict.  My face smells on a regular basis.  It all started when I learned that oil cuts oil, therefore I should use oil as my all-natural skin moisturizer like they used to do in the olden days. I actually did a lot of research on this.  Go research it yourself and you may be convinced to try oil on your face, too! I tried several different oils, and they all left my skin a little bit dry and tight.  Ironic, no?  However, when the Crunchy Mamas released their Smelly Face Serum, I remembered an old blog post that Ashley wrote about her green tinted, carrot stinky face oil that left her looking beautiful (maybe a year before Crunchy Mamas was born), and I was anxious to try it.  If it worked for Ashley, I figured it might work for me!  I tried it and was hooked!

cmsmellyI think Smelly Face Serum smells like celery or carrots.  I put it on right out of the shower (just a little squirt), and by the time I’m done brushing my teeth, the oils have penetrated my skin and the smell has gone away.  After a couple of weeks of using it every morning, I looked closely at my skin and noticed that my old acne scars were gone!  Crazy!  My skin feels smoother and younger, and much more evenly colored.  I’m completely convinced.

I do exfoliate my face in the shower at least once a week to slough off old skin cells, and use a mineral powder foundation which is SPF 15, to protect my skin from the sun.  I know some of you were wondering how I protect my skin from the sun after using oil!  By the way, did you know that Coconut Oil (one of the main ingredients in Smelly Face) is naturally SPF 4?  Kinda cool!

Katie and Ashley have graciously allowed me to give some of this stuff away!!  How awesome is that?!  They picked out a few of my favorite products (ones I use on a regular basis and LOVE), including Smelly Face, the Lavender-Lemon hand sanitizer spray, the Honey-Lemon lip balm, and the all-natural Vapor Rub stick!  The giveaway is open to US residents, only.

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The Crunchy Mamas have a Facebook Page.  They have a blog.  They have an online store with flat-rate shipping!  Wahoo!

It’s time to enter the giveaway!!  It’s my first Rafflecopter giveaway, so bear with me if there are issues!  😉  (Crossing fingers!)

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12 Days Blog Hop: Free Printable Gift Card Envelope

Thanks so much for coming back for MORE awesome 12 Days of Christmas inspiration, freebies and more!

First, let’s catch up on everything that has happened so far!  Be sure to click over to check out these awesome posts!

And today, I have a FREE Mini Gift Card Envelope Printable!  Just click the image to download it to your desktop, then print it out on 8.5×11 paper on your regular printer.

I used the Fan Freebie mini kit by Laura which you can pick up for a VERY limited time on her Wishing Well Creations Facebook page!

Looking for another great Freebie gift card holder, check out the Fan Freebie over at the Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs Facebook Page!

Go grab it for a limited time!

Don’t forget to keep coming back for more 12 Days of Christmas blog hop inspiration!