Monday, June 30, 2008

{the daily scrapper}

Have you discovered "The Daily Scrapper" yet? Alice Koh has started this FUN little online publication and guess who is featured THREE TIMES in this issue?!! Yes, yours truly.

My "Best Friends" LO is a Featured Layout. Check it out here (on the right-hand side). Fun huh??? AND I also get to give out a freebie (but mine doesn't come up in rotation until next week. But you can see a preview of it here (again on the right-hand side).

And thirdly, I got to have a little AD in the photo book section, showin' off my templates and QPs which are perfect for creating photo books. Fun stuff, huh?

Regardless of my little cameos, this issue is fun! I've just been reading through it this morning and its so cool. Alice has really done an amazing job and I'm so happy I got to be a tiny part of it.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

{bloggity blog}

Hello.  It's Sunday, and I am right on track with another 52 blessings page.


I used my new "A Kid Again" alpha. I'm lovin' it!!

I also have a couple blog prompts from SSD.

First thing - they had a little quiz to take about what your fridge says about you. It's half true, half totally wrong.

  • You aren't greedy, but you don't really deprive yourself either. You strike a good balance with the stuff you buy.
  • You are not careful with your money. In fact, you rarely think about how much you are spending. WRONG
  • You are not adventurous at all. You don't like to be outside your comfort zone.
  • You try to be responsible, but you don't always succeed. Your heart is in the right place though.
  • You are likely single - and spending many nights alone at home. WRONG
This quiz was pretty lame, but hey - if you wanna take it - here is the link.

The other blog prompt they had was to talk about your favorite summer activities. I think my favorite thing in the summer is going to baseball games.

Josh and I LOVE baseball. We don't have any major league teams to go see here in Utah but we support our minor leaguers. Last week we went to the Owlz season opener! I love watching baseball.  Live is best but on TV isn't bad either. Summer means baseball and I LOVE baseball!!!

Well, have a nice Sunday everybody!!

Friday, June 27, 2008


It's a happy day. The funk has lifted and I'm back to my old self, thanks in large part to my wonderful web-friends and their never-ending support!!!

Here's what I've got out new today!!

"Happiest Dots On Earth"

Fresh, bright, funky and perfect for TONS of scrapping (Disney or otherwise)! I was inspired by Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. My niece LOVES it and I love the bright fun colors.

"A Kid Again" Alpha

Definitely my most playful alpha to-date. Black goes with everything and this alpha will coordinate with SOOOO MANY of my kits!

And lastly . . .

"Happiest Phrases"

I realized that my little peek yesterday probably made it seem like a kit!  But surprise!! It's not! haha

Ashley scrapped the CUTEST LO with the new paper pack!! See . . .

Zakirah scrapped this adorable play using just "A Kid Again" alpha.

And here's what I scrapped with all the new schtuff.


Well, its time for some showin' off!!! And not by me!

You Show Offs ROCKED it this week!! A new record number of LOs! WOWZERS!! Loved it. And you'll all be getting my new "A Kid Again" alpha. Enjoy!!!!

If you want to show off next week just email me a LO you created over the coming week (email's under my pic on the top right) using any Britt-ish products. :) Make your subject line "Show Off" and send a saved for web 600x600(ish) LO!! Can't wait to see who shows off next week!

That's it from me. Have a happy happy Friday!! Thanks again for all your support. I hope you like the new goodies and maybe even pick up 1 or 2! I can't tell you how much I appreciate my customers!! I get a little teary just thinking about it.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

{busy day}

Lame post title I know. But my brain is pretty much fried. It's been a busy day, as Thursdays always are. Getting everything ready for New Product Friday. Wanna peak at what's out tomorrow??? It's less than 12 hours away - can't you wait? Oh well, ok.

This afternoon was also our first ever daytime speed scrap at SM. It was a blast! So glad we were able to swing one in the daytime for our Euro-friends and those who can't make the night time ones. Here's what I ended up with!! I was pretty pleased.


Josh fell asleep on the couch but I'm going to have to wake him up so we can find out what happened on SYTYCD tonight!! I haven't watched it yet, but I have a feeling Comfort and Chris are outta here. But, what do I know?

My FAVORITE dance last night was Mark and Chelsie's hip hop routine (thanks to emeraldisle for letting me borrow the cool pic you made - hope thats ok!!).  It was incredible! I really liked that song before but now I REALLY like it!!  I love Napolean & Tabatha's dances. They are the BEST. So glad they are on the show.

I went for a nice little photo-walk around my neighborhood this evening. You can see what I snapped over on my photo blog. I had to get out of the house for a few minutes and I'm glad I did. It wasn't long but it was really nice.

That's it for now. Gotta get my post for tomorrow ready to go and then wake up my husband! haha

See you tomorrow morning!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

{I Survived a Japanese Game Show}

Have you seen this? Have you heard about this? Josh & I watched the premiere of "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" last night and its a new favorite!! It's not what I expected - its BETTER!! Its on Tuesdays right after "Wipeout" (another funny show we laughed hard at). You gotta watch it!!  Aiiiiyyyy MAJIDE!!!

Some fun news: Tangie Baxter Designs opened their brand new ATC Emporium today. Don't know what an ATC is? Go over and check it out! I created my first ever ATC's with a BUNCH of her new goodies and I think I'm addicted. It's so much fun!

Here are the ATCs I made!

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Fun, right?! I think a little mini-book of these full of quotes and little things I love would be so much fun! That's what I'm working toward, enough ATCs for a little book.

Speed scrappin' last night was a blast as usual! Here's what I ended up with!! I was really happy how with how it turned out.

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Isn't my niece adorable!?  I love the speed scraps. It's like getting together with a bunch of friends for an hour or two. I'm so excited for the daytime speed scrap tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

{speed scrappin' tonight!}

Tonight is another speed scrap at SM! I'm so excited! :) Andrea is hosting TWO speed scraps this week and I'm totally doing both!! The first - like I said - is tonight. It's at 8:00 Mountain Time. The other is on Thursday at 11:00 am Mountain Time. It is our first daytime speed scrap! I'm excited to see how it goes! BOTH speed scraps have awesome prizes, and there's a bonus if you attend both of them. Check it all out HERE.

Anyway - that's where I'll be tonight!

And just cuz I hate a blog post without a photo - here's a cute photo of me and my niece. I miss her. I can't wait for summer to be over & they all move back home.

Monday, June 23, 2008

{I met Mel and Daysh!!}

Being the lucky duck that I am, I got to go and have lunch with and meet Melanie (sassypixie) and Dacia! Both girls are ScrapMatters Creative Team stars and I was so excited to finally meet them IRL.

Do you like our blurry picture? Beggars can't be choosers so I can't complain. We remembered to take a picture at the last minute and a random dude in the parking lot took it for us. So I guess its better than nothing! haha

Anyway - thanks so much girls for meeting me!! Lunch (all TWO HOURS of it) was awesome and I think we could have sat and chatted for another two.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sunday Blessings

Catching up from last week! So here are two in a row.



Sorry to be short but I'm so tired and I still have to catch up on comment in the SM gallery and post a picture to my photo blog! :) See ya tomorrow.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

{new 2-pager LO and some fun challenges}

Alrighty - I scrapped a LO with my new template pack, "2-Pagers: Set 3".

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I'll scrap one with the other 2-pager in the pack soon.

Ok - let me inform you about two fun challenges you need to check out and enter!! First - the new Challenge at Tangie Baxter Designs CT blog, "The Loft". The challenge is to scrap a HUGE photo!! :) Here was my attempt.


And a brand new "Saturday Special" started today at SM. It's all about scrapping your sign. I'm not that into signs but it was fun to read about the ways I'm like a Sagittarius, and the ways that I'm SO NOT!!


So there are two fun challenges that I'm highly recommending! :)

I scrapped this LO last week and realized I never posted it on my blog.


I also scrapped a LO this morning of my adorable nephew. I love this picture that I got to take of him.


My CT has scrapped some AMAZINGLY cute pages lately with my stuff and I just HAVE to show you guys!!

This first one is from my SIL Marci using "Leave the World Behind". I LOVE THIS PHOTO! It's my little niece and my little brother Cameron! Couldn't be cuter!!

Danica (the 2-Pager Queen) has been scrappin' up a storm lately. This one she ROCKED "I'm a Dreamer".

And then she scrapped this amazing one with my template challenge template and "Sprite".

Stacy H. from the SM CT scrapped this amazingly cute LO with "Just Married". Isn't she the cutest little bride??

And finally, Ashley scrapped this STUNNER with "Just Married". I LOVE how she kept everything black and white!

Thanks girls for scrapping with my stuff! I LOVE them all!!

Well, I guess that's more than enough LOs for one day!

See ya!

Friday, June 20, 2008

{its a new day}

My post last night was so therapeutic. And the outpouring of love that came from comments and numerous personal emails was incredibly uplifting. How can a girl stay sad with so many friends out there?!! I can't possibly respond to each and every comment and email but, know that I love you all and can't thank you enough for your kind words. It really has helped and I'm feeling better even now. Thank you so much!! MWAH!

And just so you know, I've already started the action (filing DCMA notices) with all the necessary people and authorities to get the illegal links (the ones that I've been informed of at least) shut down. Here's hoping it works!  Unfortunately, its much easier to be a pirate than to stop one!  

So - due to my funk, all I have out today is a fun little 2-Pager template pack!

"2-Pagers: Set 3"

And I swear this is the last time I'll play my funk card, but I haven't even made layouts to show you how cute these templates can be. But its on my agenda for this afternoon so hopefully I can post example layouts tomorrow.

And you KNOW all my show offs are getting this template pack as their gift today!!!

Let's enjoy a slideshow!

Show Offs ROCK!! Getting them is such fun! BUT - I'm going to make a little change to the Show Off rules starting today.

From now on, in order to send in a show off it needs to be something you scrapped THIS WEEK.  It will of course be on the honor system! I mean, how can I really know when you scrapped it! But I the point of the Show Offs is to see what you scrapped this week using Britt-ish Designs. Make sense?

Remember to email them with the subject line "Show Off" and send them about 600x600 in size.

Well, hope you like the templates. Sorry its not more exciting. Have fun today and this weekend! I'm having a date night tonight and J is planning everything. I don't have to worry 'bout a thing. I LOVE IT!!!! He's the best.

See ya!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

{slapped in the face}

I guess I knew it would happen eventually. But it still SUCKS! ROYALLY!! I've been pirated. Someone has started illegally sharing my "Dreams Do Come True" kit illegally in yahoo groups and its been stolen all over the web. I just don't understand what makes people think you don't have to pay for stuff that someone else has worked so hard on. And it especially hurts that it was "Dreams Do Come True"! My happiest and most magical kit!!! I really poured myself into that kit and knowing that people are STEALING it REALLY really hurts.

I feel like I am SO generous with freebies, gifts, prizes, etc. that to be stolen from is just such a slap in the face.

So - let's be REALLY clear people.

  • If you download a kit that is not a freebie DIRECTLY from a designer or a store, you are STEALING. 
  • If you belong to a yahoo group - or similar group - that shares download links to digital scrap products, your group is in direct violation of the designers copyrights and you are STEALING.
  • If you buy a kit and share (or allow them to download) it with your sister, your best friend, your mom, ANYONE, you are STEALING!! 
Piracy is a serious issue in the digital scrapbooking industry and its on the rise!! It SUCKS. Designers work HARD at what they do and its incredible that someone would feel entitled enough to not pay the measly 5 bucks for a designers hard work.   You wouldn't walk into your local scrapbook store and just take stuff off the shelf and walk out the door, would you??  

I also have to make a public apology to someone who recently I had a misunderstanding with. I've emailed you and explained what happened and it really has shaken me up that you (and possibly others) are out there thinking badly of me. I hope you received my email, even though you have not responded. If you knew me, you would believe my sincere apology and know that it was all just a big mistake.

I'm really trying not to take all of this personally but its not easy.  I'm hurt.  I admit it. It's all sent me into quite a funk lately. A dark icky place that I'd rather not be. Sorry if this is too personal, but its the truth. I am really trying to keep my chin up and "just keep swiming" but my arms are getting tired!

However, I really find comfort in thinking about how many wonderful and supporting women I've had the pleasure to come in contact with over the months since I started designing. It cracks me up that my blog is coming up on 100,00 hits!!!  Who is reading MY blog I think to myself!!?

So, to those of you who support me and allow me to do this full time, I love you. Thank you. I beg you to help me be an example of honesty and integrity and NEVER be a pirate!! If your friends do it, stand up to them and explain why its wrong. Let's be an honest band of sisters!!

Ok - off the soap box. Let's try and lighten the mood shall we?? (Just smile until you mean it, right?)

My girl, Erica Zane, has revamped one of my FAVE kits of hers, "Touch of Cherry". It's not up at the Snap & Scrap shop yet, but she expects it to be up any time. Here's what I scrapped with it!


I'm hosting a challenge at the DIS (a little Disney Digi-Scrappers group that I LOVE - email me if you want to know more about it!) this week. I decided to do a challenge where you had to use only colors found in Aladdin's costume!

HAHA Pretty fun, huh? I'm thinking of hosting some Disney-inspired challenges right here on my blog! Comment if you have any thoughts about that. You wouldn't have to SCRAP Disney necessarily. Cuz I know you all aren't as Disney-crazy as I am!!

Anyway - here is my entry for my own challenge!


And one more. I scrapped this for LAST week's challenge at the DIS. It was fun to scrap with so much of my VERY favorite color.


I didn't get to go to the speed scrap last night and I'm so bummed. I went to dinner and a play with my mom and her friend and her friends daughters. It was a fun girl's night!! But I missed my weekly speed scrap! That's for sure!!

Can I ramble a little about SYTYCD?? It is the BEST show EVER!!! It's tivoing right now so J & I can sit down and watch it commercial free. I love it. I can't WAIT to see the group number tonight and see who makes the cut. Last night I think my favorite dance was a toss up between the Argentine Tango with Chelsea and Mark (love Mark!) and the contemporary number that Courtney and Gev did. I did NOT love the Broadway number that Katie and Joshua did (although I do love Joshua). The judges FLIPPED OUT over it and Josh and I were sitting there going "huh?! did we miss something?!". I guess it was one of those that was more exciting in person. I also thought Suzy & Marquis were sort of a flop. I think they might both be going home. We'll see!!!

Well guys - thanks again for those of you who support me!! I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate it!! Help but an end to piracy! In any way you can!!!!!

See you tomorrow morning for my regular Friday post!!

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