Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Blog Train - FREEBIE - by the Half-Baked Girls

Remember the challenges I was doing over at Brownie Scraps? Well, that's all done, but we all became such good friends, we didn't want to see it end. We decided to have our own blog train instead! How fun is this going to be???

Okay, and remember it's also to help celebrate my Grand Opening over at Been There Scrapped That...right? So don't forget to drop in and snag one of my kits at a special price! I so excited to start seeing your layouts with my designs!

Well, you remember the preview I put up Monday night? Yes, well, I said our theme was a summer one...Ice Cream Shoppe. I certainly think you'll enjoy all the wonderful offerings we have for you!

Only one more thing to remember...the blog train doesn't officially start until tomorrow - Arpil 1st...so not all the links below the preview will have the blog train freebie yet...it starts tomorrow - April 1st...I'm just putting this out there a bit early.

Here's my portion at this stop on the train:

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(update 4/9/09 - The kits from the blog train will be combined into one huge MEGA collab kit, and sold to raise money for a charitable cause. The details are still being worked out...but stay tuned, more info will follow soon!)

In case you missed a stop along the way, or you got on somewhere in the middle...here's a list of the stations:

Scrapper Girl Designs
Jaya-Prem's Hangout
MERCHi makes it! <-------- YOU ARE HERE!
Groovy Granny's Place
Sava Scraps
Mad Genius Designs
Flutterbye Faery
Brownie Scraps
Inspired by Dominic Designs
Mommy Time Plus
Girlfriend Designz
Elise's Pieces
Jewel Scraps
Get Designs
Mrs. JayBob

Why not visit my store front?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Birthday Bash & Blog Train

Wow! BIG birthday sal-e-bration going on at Been There Scrapped That! Starts Wednesday, don't miss it! And in honor of the big celebration, and my Grand Opening there...I'm doing a blog train...we picked a yummy color palette, and summer theme...can you guess it? Ice Cream Shoppe! The samplers all look fantastic, and if you visit each stop on the train you will have one fantastic mega kit!

Here's a preview of my freebie:

I know...I'm teasing you...but it's not available until the train starts...only one more day!

Why not visit my store front?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Grand Opening SALE!!!

Happy Saturday morning to you!
I'm all moved into my new store, and I'm having a grand opening sale! Yipee! Been There Scrapped That is celebrating a birthday, and will be having sales, specials, giveaways, etc the entire month of April.

For the very first week, I have put my entire store on sale 29% off or more! And as a bonus, when you buy a kit that also has an add-on...the add-on is FREE! How cool is that?

I'll be celebrating right along with Been There Scrapped That, so be sure to drop in here often for more details!

I just realized I had the wrong date on my giveaway in the previous post...I meant to say Saturday the 28th...so YOU have all day today to leave me a comment and enter for a chance to will the spectacular collab kit by Sweet Tomato Designs and myself!

I'm so happy you stopped by...I'm planning some wonderful giveaways in the near future...stay tuned!

Why not visit my store front?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

What a week! (Giveaway to celebrate!)

Oh my! I feel like a challenge groupie! I've been involved in so many lately. This was the last week for the Brownie Scraps CT challenge. I expect to hear something tomorrow. Last week we finished the the Brownie Scraps Guest Designer challenge, and decisions regarding that should be announced anytime...all of us are on pins and needles waiting, I think!
I'm half way through the Inspiration Lane Desire 2 Inspire contest. Each week there are eliminations. The deadline for week 3 was last night, and tomorrow she'll announce who is moving on to week 4. More waiting, more nail biting! lol
Then there is the Faith Sister designer call. Have I mentioned that one? Maybe not...It's for a spot as one of their designers. I was to supply a mini kit, the deadline is tonight. Judging and voting begins tomorrow and goes all week.
Here is my mini kit:

You can view and vote on it here. Remember, though, voting starts tomorrow. I think you probably have to register to be able to vote. And if you've read this far...thank you...and you can have the mini kit free by going to Faith Sisters and downloading it at the link just above. My plan is to package it up with the week 3 Inspiration Lane element pack challenge for a full kit...so if you don't want a mini, you won't have to wait long for a big one.

Lastly, I have WONDERFUL news! I applied to sell at Been There Scrapped That, and was accepted! Yay, me! My new friend Cara of Sweet Tomato Cafe will be there with me, and we are both so thrilled to have been accepted together! Yay, us!

I think, to help us celebrate, we'll have to give something away! YES, that's it! Leave me a comment, and you'll be entered into a random drawing to win the collab kit Cara and I did together called "At the Seaside". I posted a preview of it in an earlier post, but in case you missed it...here it is again.

Remember, all you have to do to win this is leave me a comment! LOL can't wait to hear what you think! (oh...and other news...watch for a blogtrain coming through this station soon!) Ummm...fine print, drawing will be held on Friday, March 28...and announced then...be sure to leave contact information, so I can send you your free kit!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I've had a Face Lift!

Well...not me literally, but as you can see...I did here. I used my Rustic Friends kit to update my blog. Yep, changed my name, too! As much as I liked the term Button Babies, it would have made it hard for folks to find me...so Button Babies will continue to be the name of the little stick people I make...but my design name and hence my blog name have changed.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

How Cool is This? - ME in the spotlight!

I know, I know...quiet for a week and then I have a TON to say! lol

I've been spotlighted! Yes, over at ScrapMatters, they do a Sunday Spotlight each week. Well, Christine/InHisGrip decided to spotlight ME! How very flattering!

If you care to read the interview... here is the ScrapMatters blog...I'm just a bit down the page.


New Collab Kit - At the Seaside

The Brownie Scraps challenges are wrapping up, and I'm sad to see it end...so, I've join in another set of challenges (yep, I'm contest crazy! lol) This one is over at Inspiration Lane. Some of my Brownie Gals are there...does that make us contest groupies?!

I was late joining in at Inspiration Lane, but I did manage to get a kit together for week 1. Week 2's challenge was a collab. I was paired up with Sweet Tomato Designs. Cara and I worked hard to bring you this lovey kit:

It's full of warm, summer, beachy feeling elements! I loved working on the kit, and I loved working with and getting to know Cara. It's the first collab I have ever done, and it really was so much fun! It was wonderful to have someone to bounce ideas off, and get good honest feedback from! Cara and I are very pleased with how our kit came together. One test of how well a kit is made, is whether or not the designer is excited to scrap with it...well, I was SO excited, I couldn't wait until we were even done putting it all together!!!

Here are some lo's I did with this kit...first the full 2 page spread:

the left side:

the right:

I just love how they came out, I love the kit...I'm sure you will too!


Very Victorian

Oh! If you like victorian, girlie, pink things...you will love, love, love my new kit!
It is just stunning, and I loved creating it and creating lo's with it!

Here is the preview:

Don't you just love it? It's a huge kit...the preview doesn't show it all. It's perfect for baby shower lo's, wedding or wedding shower lo's, little girl lo's, heritage or genealogy lo's! It's really quite versatile!

Not shown in the preview, but included in the kit, is a single oval gold frame, a pink heart shaped doily and wide width wedding lace! Full of special details, such as the tatting edged hanky, the vellum journaling paper, cabbage roses and the linen textured papers - this kit is sure to please!

For purchase here!

I can't wait to see a lo you create with this kit!


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Hello Everybody!
I'm SO excited...I have to share my news!!

As you know, about a month or so ago I started playing around designing my own kits...and two weeks ago I had an online store accept my work! *big grin*

So, I want to invite you all to be the first to see my new store front.

I couldn't help but share my news, and I hope you are just as excited as I am! Yipee!

All the kits you might have missed...they are all there! Go grab them! (And if you buy one then come back here leave a comment with a link to a lo you have created with the kit you purchased, I'll send you an email for 50% OFF a second purchase - that's right, not just one kit - but you're entire purchase! (I just have to clarify - this pertains to my product only) Woo-hoo!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tweetie-Pie Layout with my NEW kit!

I found the perfect photos for this kit! My adorable gd was wearing this pretty green jumper, and I just had to scrap it...here's my "Tweetie-Pie"

I hope that gives you a bit of inspiration! I'd love to see your lo's with this or any of my kits...just drop me a line!


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It's the Season of Singing - FREE kit

Yes, I've been at it again...I've got another wonderful kit for you this week...It's full of spring colors, flowers and cute little birds...but it isn't pink or yellow! Nope...this kit is so versatile...it can be used for boys or girls...take a peek:

What do you think? Isn't is so spring like? If you like it...grab it here! There is an add-on kit for purchase there as well!

Looking for one of my other kits? Well, they aren't free anymore, sorry. However, you will be able to get them soon...That's right, I'm opening at a store this week! Watch for more information regarding that very cool opportunity! And thank you all for your encouragement and support!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

More BIG news!

This is so exciting! I've been asked to be a CT member on Inspired Mommie Design's team! Yay!!! I love her kits, and the first one I've worked with is called "The Angel's Garden". It has such lovely colors! I had these photos of dh and ds playing guitar together, and the colors in the kit were perfect...so -yep, you guessed it - I scrapped it! lol

This is the kit:

available here - psst! it's on sale right now!

Here they are:

The right:

The full spread: