Monday, November 29, 2010

'Holiday Magic' Challenge Winner!

WOW! Thanks so much to everyone who entered my Black Friday 'Holiday Magic' Challenge! The response was overwhelming!!!

I used to select my lucky winner who will receive my next 4 weeks of new releases absolutely free! And that lucky winner is . . .

Hpgirl and her LO "Diana's Christmas Monkey"!!

CONGRATS Hpgirl!! Your LO is adorable! Such a fun story and I LOVE the mix of Britt-ish Designs products with the other designers' Christmas kits! SO CUTE!! Please send me an email so I know what email to send your prizes too!

Did you have fun scrapping this challenge?! Well, I have good news! I'm hosting another challenge that starts on Wednesday over at MouseScrappers. I have a great participation prize for everyone who enters. I'll post about it on my blog on Wednesday. Get excited!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

one more day at 40% off!

Hey there! Just popping in with a quick reminder that today is the last day of my Black Friday 40% off sale.

My entire shop (minus grab bags & bundles) is 40% off! (sale ends at midnight MST tonight)

So go grab a few more Black Friday bargains while you can!!!

My Black Friday Grab Bag will remain in the store until midnight on Thursday. Then its getting divided up and released into the store separately. So you still have the rest of the week to snag the grab bag.

Has everyone had a nice Thanksgiving weekend? Besides doing ONE crazy midnight sale at the mall, and running the Britt-ish Designs Black Friday FUN, I've pretty much been sick in bed with a nasty cold. HOWEVER - I did pull myself out of bed for a VERY special Christmas project I've been working on with my mom and my aunt!! It's almost done, and I cannot WAIT to show you guys!

Have you entered the Black Friday 'Holiday Magic' Challenge yet? If not, get those entries in before midnight tonight!!! I'll announce the winner first thing Monday morning.

Have a great day! Enjoy those last few hours of the weekend.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday 'Holiday Magic' Challenge (time's up!)

The challenge deadline has come & gone!! The winner has been announced. Thanks to everyone who entered!!

For me, Thanksgiving is what officially kicks off the Holiday Season! So, I thought for today's special Black Friday challenge we should scrap a Holiday memory. Now, this doesn't need to be a Winter Holiday. ANY Holiday, from Christmas to Easter. From New Year's to the 4th of July! ANY HOLIDAY at all.

If you're anything like me, you have a TON of photos from those Holiday get-togethers! So make sure you scrap AT LEAST 5 photos on your page!!! You can scrap more if you want (You are allowed to repeat the same photo to get up to 5).

And since this is the Black Friday challenge, I want to see something Black on your page BESIDES the fonts and lettering. Black alphas will work, black elements, black on the papers. Just include some black!

And you need to use at least ONE Britt-ish Designs item on your page. Even if its a tiny staple. Anything from freebies, to templates will do!

Post your Holiday Magic LO in the Britt-ish Designs "Challenges Gallery" with proper credits.

Leave love for some of your fellow challenge participants.

And comment back here in this blog post with a link to your LO.
****VERY IMPORTANT - the link to your LO IS NOT the URL at the top of the page when viewing your LO. It's found BELOW your LO in the "file information". It needs to end with "pid=a number". If it ends with "lastup" or "display_media" that's NOT the right link!!!!!****

So to re-cap, here's what you have to do to enter this Holiday Magic Challenge:

1) Scrap ANY Holiday
2) Scrap AT LEAST 5 photos
3) Include something black
4) Use at least one Britt-ish Designs item
5) Post your LO in the Britt-ish Designs "Challenges Gallery" with proper credits
6) Leave some comments for your fellow challenge participants
7) Comment in this post with the link to your challenge LO (ending in "pid=a number")

(One entry per person!)

This challenge ENDS Sunday night at midnight MST!!! All entries must be in before midnight Sunday night (11/28) Mountain Time!

On Monday I'll do a random drawing and that lucky winner will win . . . .

drumroll please . . . .


Over the next 4 week, anything new I release the winner of this challenge will be getting for FREE!

Make sure you get those entries in on time! Any questions feel free to comment and I'll comment back with the answers. (Don't stress about the rules. I'm not doing to disqualify you over a technicality!! Just do your best!)

Have a HAPPY HAPPY Black Friday Weekend! I can't wait to see your Holiday Magic Challenge LOs start to fill up the gallery!

black friday grab bag!

Hey there! The clock has struck midnight at that means its time to kick of the Britt-ish Designs Black Friday event!

My entire shop (excluding the grab bag) is 40% off Friday, Saturday & Sunday so have fun shopping!!!!

And don't forget to grab the grab bag . . .

"black friday 2010 grab bag"

This grab bag is HUGE! SIX all-new products, 83 MB total, valued at over $13!! All yours for just $3! The grab bag will disappear after this week (available 11/26/10-12/2/10 only) so get it while you can!

Here's what my fabulous Britt Girls created with the grab bag goodies, to give you even more of a sneak peek at what's inside!!!

Fun stuff, huh?!

Ok . . . here are this week's Show Offs! Thanks to everyone who sent them in this week!!! You'll all be getting a special "Show Off Exclusive" gift from me!

If you'd like to Show Off, read all about how to get started at this post.

And with that, I'm off for the night!! But I'll see you BRIGHT AND EARLY for door-busters and other fun and craziness!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

black friday event

Hi there everyone! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday today with your friends and family.

After the turkey, the naps, and the football are over make sure you stop by Britt-ish Designs on Black Friday!

With the deepest discounts offered all year, Black Friday is guaranteed to be a blast at Britt-ish Designs!

Tomorrow morning, I'll start giving out some special codes (with a limited number of uses) on my Facebook and Twitter pages. Make sure you act fast to be one of the lucky ones who gets to use the codes!! Several codes will go out throughout the morning.

Shh. . . here's a hint: If I were you, I'd be online & ready for the "code action" to begin sometime around 7:00 am MST.

I'll also have an AWESOME new grab bag in the shop!!! At only $3.00, it's a steal!

Not to mention my entire shop is going to be 40% off (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only).

A fun new blog challenge (with a BIG prize) will also premiere tomorrow!

There's so much going on! Lots of prizes, discounts and scrapping fun. I can't wait!!!

See you at midnight for the big kick-off!!

Now, I gotta get back to watching the Macy's Thankgiving Day parade. It's one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving!!!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

let there be light!

Thanks so much to everyone who has already responded to my plea for a Green Bean Casserole recipe! Lots of you had great tips! I think the verdict is (drumroll please). . .

I'll just go with the recipe on the French's Fried Onion can. SO MANY of you said that's what you use and it sounds yummy and easy to me! There were a few fancier recipes suggested that sounded good, but I think I'll keep it simple for my first go-round! Thanks to you all!!

Progress on our home renovations is really coming along! Today we had the contractor who did our dry wall work come back and install new recessed lights!! We've never had overhead lights in our living room, we only had lamps. So today was a BIG DAY for us!

The lights look wonderful! Josh and I said to each other that this room has never been so bright at night. And my smart husband had the idea of putting the front two lights and the back two lights on different switches with dimmers for watching TV and other times we want a custom light setting. So, not only do we have awesome new lights we have the option of creating whatever mood lighting strikes our fancy!

We could have tried putting in the lights ourselves, but after a lot of thought, and going over our money situation (there's never enough money around the holidays!) we just went ahead and had a professional do them. We didn't have any switches already installed for overhead lights, so we had to wire two three-way switches (since we have a switch by the door and a switch near the hall). Between Josh and my dad they probably could have figured out how to do that, but knowing it was being done exactly right and having it done in just a few hours was worth it! It probably seems silly to be so excited about lights, but its soooo nice! And it really updates the look of our room!

Hey! Did you realize Tangled opens tomorrow?! I'm super excited.

I don't think I'll fight the holiday crowds to see it right away, but I am very excited to see it! I hope its good. If not, I'll be very disappointed.

My mom and I made a special effort to make sure and meet Rapunzel and Flynn Rider at the Magic Kingdom last month. They were adorable and so much fun to meet!

I'll be sure to post a review after we see it. I swear all we do is work on the house these days, but I'm sure we can sneak away for a movie night sometimes in the next couple weeks!

I can't believe Thanksgiving is this week! Time is just flying by. I've got some fun Black Friday fun planned for Britt-ish Designs, so make sure you pay me a visit (more details are coming).

Monday, November 22, 2010

recipe help!

Hey blog readers. Does anyone out there have a tried-and-true Green Bean Casserole recipe they'd be willing to share with me?? I just got my assignment for Thanksgiving dinner. We're going my aunt and uncle's house and I'm bringing Green Bean Casserole.

(thanks to Flickr for the photo)

It's not something we normally have at Thanksgiving in my family, I don't have a family recipe to use. I've had other people's Green Bean Casserole and so I know I like it, and I'm excited to make it for the first time!

Obviously, I could just Google a recipe, but I'd rather have it come from someone who can say "this is my yummy recipe". That way I know I'm getting a good one!!

I like canned beans and condensed soup! I'm not looking to make this harder than it needs to be! The easier the better!!

Thanks in advance for your help!

What are you guys making for Thanksgiving this year? Anything new? The old family favorites? I love recipes, so let's talk FOOD!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

wire flowers

Hi there!! Sorry for the lack of posts this week. We've been undertaking big renovations here at the Leavitt House. I had no computer or internet for two days at the beginning of the week, and even now I'm set up in a very temporary location. But we're making excellent progress! Picking paint colors is TOUGH but we're getting close. And I REALLY hope everything will be painted and put back together by Thanksgiving. I think the nursery might even be painted and finished this weekend. We'll see how much we can get done!!

ANYWAY - I'll post more about our decorating, remodeling, etc. later! Right now we've got to get on to new products!!

New out today:

"Wire Flowers"

Here's what I scrapped with them:

And here's what the Britt Girls created:

Aren't these little flowers fun?! They go with EVERYTHING!

Ok . . . its that time again. Time to enjoy this week's Show Off Slideshow.

Thanks for sending in your work this week Show Offs. You'll all get my new "Wire Flowers" as your gift this week.

If you'd like to be in the weekly slideshow and get prizes too, read all about how to Show Off HERE.

And thats it for today!! I have to go finish my book club book! Book club is tonight and I'm not even close to finished. These home renovations has soaked up all my time these days! We're reading "Hector and the Search for Happiness" this month. Has anyone out there read it?

See you all later! Have an excellent weekend, everyone!

Friday, November 12, 2010

just around the riverbend

Hi there! First of all, thank you soooo much for all your recommendations for decorating and home improvement blogs!! I'm having a BLAST looking through them all and I'm getting TONS of ideas for my nest! Keep those links and ideas coming!

Ok - without further ado . . . it's time to release my new kit!! And I can't wait to show you!


Obviously inspired by everyone's favorite Indian Princess, but its so much more! Perfect for camping, nature walks, and all those other "woodsy" or "earthy" memory.

(Be sure to snag the add-on freebie at the end of the post!)

Here's what I scrapped with it (photos of my family at California Adventure in front of Grizzly Peak).

And check out what the Britt Girls created!

They totally rocked "Riverbend", and showcased it's versatility too!

Ok . . . time to enjoy this week's Show Off Slideshow.

Thanks to everyone who sent in their Show Offs this week. You'll all be getting a special gift code to my shop good for a paper pack of your choice! So watch for that coupon in your email inboxes.

Wondering what the heck is a Show Off? Or how do I get free goods? Well, just read about Showing Off right here.

OK - here's that promised add-on freebie I mentioned earlier.


Enjoy! And maybe say a quick hello if you download.

That concludes our regularly scheduled Friday new release post. Hope you are lovin' Riverbend as much as my team and I do! Happy scrapping (and shopping).

Thursday, November 11, 2010

new kit tomorrow!!

Hi! Just popping in to give you all a sneak peek at the kit I have coming out tomorrow! I think you're going to love it!

I can't wait to show you the whole thing! See ya tomorrow!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

in the market for a desk?

I just listed this online to sell, but I figured I might as well give any local blog-readers a chance to buy it too!

We're selling this big cool wood desk that we just don't have a place for. (it's hard to get rid of real-life grown-up furniture you actually like but don't have any use for). Remember this old layout?? It's me in our old house with the desk we're selling! Or what about this one? It's this desk in our current house before I got my new white Ikea desk.

ANYWAY - here's the details:

For sale: good-looking wood desk. Measures 30" tall, 57.5" long, and 30" deep. In pretty good condition. Normal wear & tear on the edges, but no major problems. The right-side drawer is actually a keyboard pull-out. Selling to someone local who can come pick it up only!

Asking $65 (firm).

Email me (designerbrittney at gmail dot com) if you're interested!!


So . . .

We're currently in the midst of ripping our house apart. While I was at Disney World, Josh was a busy guy!  The ugly paneling has FINALLY come down, and the sparkly ceilings have been scraped off!!  YAY!  But now we've got the task of sanding and scraping the old glue off the walls and using plaster to make the walls smooth. Oh joy.

But here's where I'm stumped: I have NO IDEAS for how to decorate the living room. I've got plenty of ideas for the baby's room. But nothing for our front room. Our living room and dining room are one open space. Oh and my "office" area is in this room too. We REALLY want to rip up the carpet and put in wood floors (laminate is fine with us). But we're not sure we have the money to do that yet. So for now the carpet stays I guess.

Do you have any favorite sites, or blogs that have great decorating and/or organizational ideas? I really would like to start envisioning what it could look like and picking a paint color.  From the ideas I've looked at so far, I'm leaning toward white walls.  Is that too boring??

We don't want to buy new furniture so whatever we do needs to work with our current dark brown leather sofa, white desk and white wooden IKEA entertainment center thingy.  We will be in the market, eventually, for a new dining room table and chairs.

Any ideas, links, etc would be greatly appreciated!

Monday, November 8, 2010

last day to save!

Today's the last day of my 30% DSD sale!

Make sure you stop by my store and pick up some goodies!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

DSD Blog Train!

Hi there!! Welcome to Britt-ish Designs, your next stop on the DigiScrapAddicts "So Thankful" blog train! There are over 40 fabulous gifts along this train! So make sure you hit every stop!!

If you've missed a stop or get to a dead end, just stop by DSA to get the full blog train list.

The stop before mine was Shawna Clingerman's blog! So if you've come from Shawna's blog - you're on the right track! teehee

Here's my gift for you:


(This download link will be valid through Friday, Nov. 12)

Also, DSA is sponsoring a contest where you enter a layout using only items you download from the blog train! You can find all the details HERE. The winners will get copies of DSA's "The Fix" and various other prizes too (including a GC from me)! Be sure to enter!!

Your next stop on the blog train is Jen Yurko's blog! Happy blog hopping!

And have a VERY HAPPY Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Don't forget to shop my sale!!! Everything at Britt-ish Designs 30% off this weekend only!

Friday, November 5, 2010

dsd kick-off!

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day (weekend) EVERYONE!!

There's lots of fun things kicking off today. For one, my 30% off sale. The entire shop will be on sale through Monday (11/8/10).

And Jenny, one of my Britt Girls, is hosting a fun Scavenger Hunt Challenge over at DSA! Make sure to enter to win one of two $7.00 Gift Certificates from Britt-ish Designs.

I have a new template pack out today:

"Stacked Templates 4"

Here's what I scrapped with one of the new templates:

And here's what the Britt Girls created:

Alrighty - time for some Show Offs. On TIME this week! HA.

Thanks to everyone who sent in their work this week. You'll all be getting my new "Stacked Templates 4" as your gift this week.

If you'd like to be in the weekly slideshow and get prizes too, read all about how to Show Off HERE.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow morning for my blog train post!

I hope everyone has a great DSD weekend. I can't wait to see what bargains you snag and the layouts you create!!

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