Category Archives: digiscrap blogs

ScrapMatters DSD 35% Off Sale Extended…

I am so humbled by the terrific response we have gotten to our DSD {digital scrapbook day} sale.  We have gotten such a terrific response that our new, dedicated, huge server has been overwhelmed. Thanks so much for visiting ScrapMatters on digital scrapbook day.  Some of you may have had difficulty getting your order in before the midnight deadline tonight before the 35%  off PU/25% off CU sale ends so we decided to help you out.

This sale has been extended until 6 pm pacific time on Sunday, November 8th–that’s an extra 18 hours.  We know that the site is moving slow and there have been some glitches along the way.  Thanks for your patience.  Please don’t wait until tomorrow at 5:50 to check out though–pretty please!!!

For those of you waiting for your paypal payments to clear, I am doing my best to get these cleared up quickly and to get your downloads to you.  Again your patience in this matter is appreciated.

Don’t forget to hop on our fantastic blog train, see the post below for more details.  Lots of great quick pages and freebies.

Freebie Frame from Fall Frolic Digital Scrap Kit

Digiscrap Frame made by Shari using Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs

Digiscrap Frame made by Shari using Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs

Here’s another digital frame for you from Shari.  Here is the frame on a digital scrapbook layout Shari made:

A Sister Just Like You digiscrap layout by Shari using Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs

A Sister Just Like You digiscrap layout by Shari using Fall Frolic by Andilynn Designs

Scrapbooking and Walking to Save Lives…

Brynn, one of our community members at SM is walking in her local March for Babies.  She and her family have been asked to be the March of Dimes’ Ambassador Family in their community.   In order to raise awareness for their walk and all of the good that the March of Dimes is doing to prevent premature births and help infants who are born prematurely reach their potential we at SM decided to let Brynn post her cause in our forum.  I also was so impressed with Brynn and her family that I wanted to post her struggles and insights on my blog.

As a NICU nurse I have seen so many different babies come into this world with less than optimal circumstances.  Most of the parents valiantly rise to the occasion and show tremendous courage and strength just like Brynn and her husband.  So even though I have not met Brynn personally, I have met many others like her and my hat goes off to them all.

If you get a chance you might want to go look through Brynn’s gallery at SM.  She’s participating in the Queen of Scrap competition too!

If you would like to help donate to this cause please click the links and give generously.  Here is the link she posted on her layout below:

Here is Brynn’s post from the ScrapMatters’ Forum:

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My husband and I have been asked to be the Ambassador Family for the March of Dimes in our community and are going to be participating in a walk, March For Babies, in one week. We’ve been having a hard time spreading the word about the fundraising and sponsorship. I don’t know why I didn’t think of SM sooner! Thank you so much Andrea for helping us out! It means a lot.

My husband and I feel very strongly about this opportunity, and great organization because of our experiences we’ve had and still have with our premature twins the past year and a half. (They were born at 23 weeks, 4 months early). If you are interested in a little background history you can go to this website: Team Tuft Twins

At this site you can also donate to the March of Dimes if you are able to (the deadline is this Saturday). And even if you can’t donate, please take a look anyway. We are happy to be able to share our story with everyone and give a little insight into what it’s like to have an extremely premature infant. And to hopefully be able to give hope and support to those that need it. Also, if you could please pass this info on to others you may know as well. We could use all the help and support we can get!!!

The March of Dimes Mission is to ” improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies’ lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birthweight.”

Our family will also be featured in our local newspaper tomorrow (Sun, April 10th) so I’ll update this post with a link to the article when it comes out too.

Here’s the article from the newspaper

My Idea of Paradise–SM Blog Train Starts Here…

Welcome to paradise–at least my version of it! This is the first stop on the ScrapMatters blog train. Thanks for stopping by…

My Portuguese-Hawaiian great-grandma was born in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii and I have grown up hearing stories from my family of how great Hawaii is.  Since we lived in Seattle, WA, USA far away from Hawaii, no one ever took me there.  But my mom, grandma and great-grandma would go visit whenever they could, after scrimping and saving for months, sometimes even years it seemed.  But because I had never been there before I just didn’t understand the magic.

Well in 2000 I went to Maui and found out about the magic first hand.  Brad and I loved it, we had the best trip.  And no I haven’t scrapbooked the pictures yet!  That was before digital cameras and I still have to scan in each one. Some of my favorite memories of that trip to Maui were the Road to Hana dotted with waterfalls, caves and black sand beaches, eating dinner with a group of good friends at Mama’s Fish House, taking a helicopter ride around the island and snorkeling at Molokini. It was so beautiful, warm and relaxing and I have often wanted to return, but the opportunity hasn’t presented itself amidst paying college tuition, home repairs and the like.

But now I am so excited, Brad and I get to go to Oahu next month with my brother and his wife.  Just thinking about the trip makes me smile…

Here is a little quick page I made to share with you. It is using the SM Design Team’s wonderful mega-collab Hawaiian Happy Hour.  It’s free with a $15 purchase from ScrapMatters.

Hawaiian Happy Hour by the SM Design Team

Hawaiian Happy Hour by the SM Design Team

Hawaii Sunset Quick Page

Hawaii Sunset Quick Page

I filled mine with a beautiful picture of a Hawaiian sunset I found on Flickr, but after next month–it will be filled with one of my photos.  You can download the 5×7 quick page on 4shared  here.

Hawaiian Happy Hour Quick Page

Hawaiian Happy Hour Quick Page

Thanks again for dropping by and I wish you many happy hours finding and scrapping your paradise.  I would love it if you left me a comment sharing your idea of paradise with me before you move on!  The next stop on the blog train is at Brittney’s blog:

January Quick Page Exchange and FREEBIES!!!

The kit for the ScrapMatters’ January Quick Page Exchange this month is Private TMR by Teresa P. I love this kit–it has such great textured papers, unique elements and two terrific alphas. I have all kinds of heritage, military and hunting/fishing type photos to scrap with it. It is on sale through January 31st for 30% off. You get 15 papers, 27 elements and 2 individual file alphas for only $3.85.

Private TMR from Scrapped Treasures by Teresa P

If you buy Private TMR you also get this free mini-kit that you can use in your quick pages for the exchange. It is included in Teresa’s kit.
This & That Freebie Addon kit from Andilynn Designs

The quick page exchange ends on Saturday, Feb 2nd. So please have fun creating some great pages for the exchange. Everyone who submits a quick page will receive all of the submitted quick pages for FREE. These would make great heritage albums and this kit is also perfect for scrapping LOs of the men and boys in your life. If you’ve never done a quick page before, Shari has written a great little tutorial in the ScrapMatters’ forum here.

Once you get your completed quick page completed and posted to the gallery you will receive this free add-on kit from Teresa P. as a thank you.

Private TMR Add On from Scrapped Treasures by Teresa P

So put your layout design skills to use and come up with a great quick page to share!

Now if you’ve made it to the end of this post you deserve some no-strings attached FREEBIES! So have fun with these brads and tags–you can also use these for the quick page exchange if you want! Grab these freebies at the ScrapMatters’ shop here.

Brads & Tags

Happy New Year Everyone!

Hello Everyone–

Happy 2008! DH & I had a great time at our friends NYE party last night. We ate, talked, set off fireworks and played a fun game called Speak It Not. This is the first New Years Eve that I haven’t had to work until midnight for the last three years so it was a great night! I only had to work at the hospital until about 9 pm!

ATTENTION ONE AND ALL!!! The ScrapMatters Team Blog is about to kick into gear. Start planning a visit every day to catch our freebies, tutorials, challenges, games, photography tips, and much, much more. The whole team at SM is working hard to make this blog a fun place to visit each day!

This coming year…

Kristie’s 1st Template Challenge–Template Freebie

Kristie, a friend and CT member is doing her very first template challenge for ScrapMatters. I am so excited to use this template–she is just so talented. You can get this FREE template and have a chance to win a $5 gift code to the ScrapMatters’ store! For more info check out the ScrapMatters Team Blog and/or the ScrapMatters’ Forums.