Friday, July 31, 2009

I'm Alive!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week!!  It's been an insanely busy week.  Between making my CT call choices, working on an upcoming collab, getting today's new product ready, and preparing to leave for Bear Lake tomorrow, I have definitely not had a spare minute to blog!!!

BUT - before I get to my new product. I have an announcement that I think many of you have been waiting for!! I had ninety applications come in for my Britt Girls call. This week has seriously been a roller coaster. Fun to look through so many inspiring and amazing galleries and read such great applications, but awful having to turn away so many of you!  The good thing I got out of it all was a fabulous new team. So - without further ado - the new Britt Girls . . .





And also welcome my August Guest Britt Girl - Nancy (kathleena)


I'm so excited to have you all on my team!! It's going to be a good time!!! I can't wait for you girls to all get started tomorrow!

Alrighty - on to the new product for today!!

"Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust v.2"



I thought it was time for an all new (slightly bolder) set of Fairy Dust trails!!  If you don't have the delicate originals, you can get 'em here.  Check out what my Britt Girls created with it volume 2!


Aren't they fun?!  They just add that extra little touch of magic that every page needs!

Ok - time for Show Offs!!

 

Each of the Show Offs are getting my new "Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust v.2" as their gift this week. Watch your emails for that! If you haven't started Showing Off yet, what are you waiting for?? Read more about it at the end of this post!  I will be back from Bear Lake on Thursday, & I will be doing Show Offs next week, so feel free to send those in!

And that's it from me this morning. I've got a million things to do before we leave tomorrow morning, so I gotta run!


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Disney World Planning Update

I know that many of you who wrote in to give me tips about Disney World will be patting me on the back for our choice to put this in our Disney World Schedule!! I'm VERY excited to tell you guys that . . .

YEP! We bought tickets to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for Friday, Oct. 2. At first we weren't interested in going because when we read the description on Disney's website, it sounded an awful lot like Mickey's Halloween Treat at California Adventure that we went to back in 2007. Don't get me wrong - Mickey's Halloween Treat (its since been renamed to Mickey's Trick or Treat Party) was a blast! But it was because we were with my little nephews. It was very fun, but not something we'd want to do again without kids. There weren't fireworks and the parade wasn't really a parade. It was just 1 float and some dancers. Fun for the kids, but nothing really incredible. We are already spending enough on this trip, we didn't want to spend an extra hundred bones.

But - after getting many, many emails from you guys suggesting (some demanding) that we go to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (or MNSSHP) as the Disney pros call it), and telling us all the cool stuff that goes on there, we decided it just sounded like too much fun to pass up! We are BIG Halloween fans, so I know we're going to love it!! Now we just have to come up with some easy costumes that we can pack and be comfortable in all night. I'm SO EXCITED!!!

As we make plans like this I get more and more and MORE excited for our trip!! I seriously can't wait. Only 65 more days! It's going by so quickly!!! Thank goodness.

Don't forget to turn your CT Applications in before midnight tonight. I won't be accepting any after that. :)

Hope you guys had a great Sunday!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Pioneer Day!

Today is a big State holiday here in Utah. So happy 24th of July - aka Pioneer Day! I think Josh and I are going to take it REALY nice and easy and have a yummy dinner somewhere and just chill.

But that's not what you're here to read about today, is it? I have a new template pack to release today!!

"2-Pagers: Set 4"



I love to scrap 2-pagers. I need to do more of them! And templates always help!! I based these two fun 2-pagers off some of my own!



And here's what the Britt Girls created with them! Notice how a couple of the girls even showed how, when divided, they make excellent single page layouts too.



Ok - time for show offs.

All of my show offs are getting my new 2-Pagers: Set 4 template pack as their gift this week. Thanks so much for sending in those fabulous LOs. If you'd like to Show Off and get free goodies, read more about it at the end of this post.

And I think that's about it. Short and sweet today.  Have a fun Friday!! I'll see ya later.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's Finally Time!

It's time. Time for a CT call!!!



I've been working my Britt Girls hard for a whole year now!! And that means its time to have a call and grab myself a few new Creative Team members! Here's what I'm looking for: scrapping talent, good realistic shadowing and depth, creativity, willingness to commit and work hard on my CT, and a happy and positive attitude.

I take my CT seriously. I figure if I'm going to pay you with free access to my store, then I should be able to expect you to consider your position as a Britt Girl to be a job. You work --> I pay. :) Don't get me wrong, we have a lot of fun too!

If you want to apply - do like the ad says. Email me a link to your most complete gallery, a short bio, and a list of other CTs you belong to BEFORE 7/27/09. I won't accept any applications that come in on or after the 27th.

That's it for today!! See ya 'round.



P.S. If you have any free time this afternoon - there's a Speed Scrap at 1:30 Mountain Time over at ScrapMatters. I'll be there!!

P.P.S. LOOK AT MY Disney World Trip counter!! We're in the 60s now! WOOO HOOOO!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What is with this day?!

So - its not even 11:00 and already this day is a stress-fest. So much going on with design work at SM. I think being a designer is a lot more work than people imagine. It's not just the fun stuff - creating cute stuff and scrapping. It's all the behind the scenes stuff that really gets me feeling run-down.

But I don't want to focus on the negative. It just makes me feel worse. So - let me focus on something positive. I'll share some of the pages I scrapped last week. This first one is for the new "My Story Matters" challenge I started this yesterday.


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I REALLY love the My Story Matters challenges. Creating this personal history is so fun. I can just imagine my future children holding it on their laps and reading about me and learning about my life. PLUS its fun to be nostalgic and reminisce. BUT almost NO ONE does them. I get about 6 or 7 entries for each challenge at that's it (and that's counting the SM Team members who do them)! I can almost guarantee you that they are the least popular challenge at SM. Which makes me worry that they'll get canceled some day. I strongly urge you guys to jump in and start scrapping these challenges. They are just so much fun!! They definitely aren't getting the following they deserve! HAHA

This next page I scrapped with a fabulous new collab. kit by Tangie Baxter and DeCrow Designs called "Medieval Faire". It's so fun!!! Makes me wish I could go to a Renaissance Faire or something!


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Another page using a brand new kit by Mira Designs called "Under the Sea". Mira Designs just moved to Shabby Pickle Designs! And this is her debut kit over there.



Here's the page I scrapped with it:


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And, Minna is offering a free add-on and QP on her blog - so go pick that up too!

This is the page I did at the Speed Scrap last week. My family went to support my cousin who was in town last week touring with his band. It was the craziest, hardest, screamiest 'music' I've ever heard. But he was living his dream and we were there to support him and that's all that matters.


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Wow - I just realized I scrapped a LOT of stuff last week. Mostly for CTs. Ok - let's soldier on.


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And last but not least - getting a little artsy with a "fat book" page.


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Ok - looking through my LOs has made me feel a little better. Sorry if I bored you guys, but it was good therapy for me.

I'll see you guys tomorrow. Be sure to check my blog tomorrow - a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT will be posted.

See ya!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Magical Autographs Album

I'm just smackin' myself upside the head right now!! I totally forgot to tell you guys about this AMAZING hybrid autograph book that Kimberly (GeekyDiva Designs) created with my Disney-inspired kits. When she approached me about the idea, I was ALL IN. I've seen her awesome work and I knew an adorable autograph book was just what every family heading to Disney needed!!  And its in the store just waiting for you . . . 

"Magical Autographs"



This set of pre-designed tags comes with 32 printable tags and 21 coordinating clustered frames. So - assemble your tag album (using the Luggage Tag Album by Kaiser Kraft - now available for purchase at ScrapMatters!!). Then while at the parks, have the characters you meet sign on their matching tag and snap a pic of you and your new friend. Then when you get home, add the adorable frames to your pics and stick 'em to the tags! 

I seriously can't imagine how cool it would be to have an amazing keepsake of my own like this from when I was little! I am soooo going to do this when I have kids someday. AND since its all designed and ready to go, its not going to take you a month to create this awesome project! It's a SNAP!

Well, hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!! Yesterday we went to a parade in my hometown to cheer on my little bro who was marching with the marching band. We cheered so loud and he totally heard us, even though he didn't break form and smile or laugh. He did GREAT!!



You'll notice that they were not playing when they passed in front of us. Of course!! Oh, well. We heard them in the last two parades we were at. But my mom was DETERMINED to hear them play. She looked at me and said, "Well. I'm just going to have to chase them". And off she went. Chasing after the band, down the parade route.



She's a nut.  I love it.  AND one of my BFFs' little boy won a baby contest, so she was in the parade too, riding on the back of a flatbed truck!! YAY FOR YOU SHAN AND ETHAN!



He's stinkin' cute, huh?! It's no wonder he won!  

After the parade Josh had TWO soccer games in the scorching heat. I think it almost reached 100 degrees here!!! Then we had a YUMMY dinner at one of our favorite spots - Happy Sumo. Mmmm. All in all, it was a fun Saturday.

Today we are headed to church to teach our new Sunday School class. Two weeks ago we were released from our jobs teaching the little tots in nursery and got put into teaching the 13 and 14 year olds in Sunday School. Talk about a big change!! These kids actually LISTEN to us and learn and have actual comments to make on the lesson. HAHA! We were pretty nervous and scared, but once we met the kids and made it through our first lesson we went from nervous to excited. It's a lot of fun. AND one of the moms stopped us in the hall on our way out the door afterwards and said her daughter told her that she "has the coolest new Sunday School Teachers". YESSSSSSSS. SEE!! I told you guys I was cool. HAH!! Sooooo good to hear that we won at least one of them over.

Have a happy day!! See ya later.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Today is INCREDIBLE!

Today is the day I get to release my new collab. kit I got to do with the wonderful GG Digital Designs!! This kit is one I've been thinking about and planning on doing for a long time. It's so fun to actually see it come to life. So - here is . . .

"Incredi-Boy"



Obviously based on everyone's favorite family of superheroes, Incredi-Boy is just such a fun, dynamic kit!! Make sure you read all the way through the end of this post because both GG Digital Designs and I have freebie add-ons for you!!

Here's what I scrapped with it:



I can't wait to scrap the other Incredibles pics I have from my other trips too.   And here are some amazing creations from the Britt Girls. . .



So awesome. This kit is just perfect for so many different events and occasions! Totally fun.

Speaking of fun - today starts a fun little event over at ScrapMatters!! We're celebrating "Christmas in July"



So - all of my Christmas, winter and holiday products will all be 25% off! I don't know about you guys, but I ALWAYS have more Christmas memories to scrap, so why not stock up while the prices are CHEAP!

 
 
 

And to help celebrate this sale, I also have an all-new alpha coming out today:

"Teeny Tiny Christmas Alpha"



A fun little crumply paper alpha that comes with a full set in both red and green. So - really its two alphas in one. You can see how it can be used for non-Christmas LOs as well in Paige's "Birthday Buddy" LO above. And yes, this alpha will be 25% off too!

Ok - time for SHOW OFFS!!!


Thanks so much for all the Show Offs that came in this week. You'll all be getting my new "Teeny Tiny Christmas Alpha" as your gift!! MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAHA If you'd like to know more about being a Show Off and start getting weekly gifts too, just read the end of this post.

OK - its finally time for that little freebie add-on I promised you!! Here is mine:



Download it here. And then go over to GG Digital Designs' blog to snag hers as well!!

Have an 'incredible' weekend!!!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I'm Finally Cool

Yep - I'm finally cool you guys. Especially in the eyes of my hubby. And all it took was $200 bucks.



Yes, we got iPhones. Josh's awesome grandparents sent us some birthday money and we knew just what we wanted to buy! I'm the proud new nervous owner of a shiny white 16GB iPhone 3GS. I am still bumbling around on it, and constantly praying not to drop it, but mostly I feel cool. Sort of. It can do lots of neat-o stuff. So that's fun. I'm sure I'll be a pro at it soon enough.

Hey guess what!! I have a sneak peek for you guys of what I have coming out tomorrow!!



It's another collaboration kit!! I won't tell you with who just yet! But again - if you read her blog today you'll be able to put 2 and 2 together. It's an AWESOME kit and I know you guys will really like it! Get excited for tomorrow!

Don't forget about the Speed Scrap tonight! 7pm (MST). See you there.

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