Saturday, December 8

Happy (Freebie) Template Saturday :)

Happy Saturday everyone! Just wanted to hop on real quick and say THANKS to all of you who have snagged up my Grab Bag and new Rustic Winter (see next post down for previews...) You guys are the best! I also thought I'd post another "teaser" of a LO that my CT member (Katie) scrapped up only using iemts in the grab bag -- (she just found out that she'll be having a little baby girl!!! Congrats Katie!) and here are a few more CT Lo's using Rustic Winter (top one by Brittney & bottom by HeatherB) -- ENJOY!!! and now for the freebie (hooray!)... just a quickie one made to look super swass using the designfruit brushes :) You can Download it here ... oh, I also wanted to post our Christmas cards but I'll do that soon :) Have a great weekend and hopefully you're not fighting the crowds too much on your Christmas shopping!

Thursday, December 6

New Releases and a Freebie Template

Guess what?! no, we didn't find out that we're having a girl - LOL... but... I did get 4 brand new products created and packaged nicely up for a December Grab Bag!Just as a little teaser - I added the product type of each item on the little tags in front of each bag (so look closely at the preview!) and then I went a step beyond that and actually scrapped this LO using ONLY items found in the grab bag. It's only available for the next week so be sure to snag it for the $2 if you want it (and come on.. who wouldn't want it, right - heheheheh - oh, and you can think of it as an early holiday gift to yourself that won't break the bank! LOL))ok.. next in the area of New Releases - I also have a brand new kit out - Rustic Winter - I guess nothing is better than a pic so here it is... AND here are some LO's that my awesome CT has scrapped up using it (I'll be adding new LO's each day so be sure to check back daily :) and just to add the cherry on top of this - it's on $ale for 40% off right now :)One final note (and then it's on to the freebie....) All of my Templates are also on Sale for 40% off for the next week... ok... NOW it's time for the freebie! (I know.. I can hear all of the cheers roaring away right now :)... you can Download it here.

Saturday, December 1

Back to Reality (& a Template Freebie)

well, it's back to reality for me... my dh went back to work on Thursday after his 60 days of leave from the military. I'm telling ya - those 2 months FLEW by! I really enjoyed having him here and being able to do all of the daily errands/grocery shopping without any kids! I will say that the house somewhat suffered. I suppose I felt like we were both on vacation - as I've had lots of catch up to do on the housework - YIKES! Speaking of which - I spent Friday afternoon on a date with 17 boys shirts that desperately needed ironing - so I brought them all down and watched some good shows on the Food network (and some BBC show about how clean is your home -- made me realize mine wasn't all that bad - LOL).... Just because I was so proud of my efforts I took this picture - impressed, aren't ya - heeheheheh

On another note... I just REALLY, REALLY REALLY want to thank all of you guys - my supporters! When I decided to put my store on sale for $29.95 for those 48 hours, I had a goal in mind of how many I *wanted* to sell (and would have felt like it was a success...) and I have to say that my goal was MORE THAN DOUBLED!!! I know that there were hundreds of awesome sales you guys could have taken advantage of and so to have you spend your hard earned $$ at mine - really meant a lot and was sooooo appreciated! (in fact, at the Thanksgiving dinner as we went around the table to say what we were thankful for - my dh mentioned my business doing so well - made me feel good!) so thank you guys! Just FYI ('cause you know I like to tell my peeps where I spend the $$ I make...) We got a trampoline for the boys for Christmas (the one we've had for the past 6 years finally died this past summer - so this will be a great surprise for them :) and we bought Sod for the whole backyard (yah! say goodbye to the MUD!) and of course used the rest to help out with some more Christmas gifts :) Again, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! You guys are the best! and on on that note.. here's another template for you! I really hope you like it - You can Download it here Also - here's the preview of this months Mega Kit at Elemental Scraps - isn't it gorgeous!!! Also the designers have put together a mega Grab Bag and it's FREE with any $10 order - PLUS there's a storewide sale up to 50% off the entire store :) Check it out if you've got some time/money to burn - :) Have a great Sunday guys!

Wednesday, November 21

Thanksgiving Freebie & Doorbuster Deal!

woohooo! I'm really excited for the Thanksgiving meal -- I've been watching the Food Networkk lately and I've got a couple of new recipes I'm going to try -- along with a new Weight Watchers Spiced Pumpkin Cheescake Bars recipe (3 pts)... how about you? Any new recipes you're going to venture out and attempt? Pass along any links to some yummy recipes -- I always appreciate a new taste!
ok... every year I fight the crowds on Black Friday to get that super duper cheap gift that someone on my list *needs* - LOL... will definitely be checking out the ads to see if there's anything we need this year! It's much more fun when I go with my mom and sister but since they are way off in Nebraska - It won't be as much fun going solo :( Anywhooooo... I always get excited with stores start their Black Friday deals early so then I feel like I'm getting away witih something - kwim? So this year, I thought I'd start my Doorbuster Deal early and let it go through Friday ... what is it you ask? Well.. only for the next 48 hours you can Buy My Store for just $29.95! There are 70+ products currently in the store (and I know that there are several of you who can claim that they already own my whole store - I love you guys!!!). I initailly started it out for $50 but then thought... nah! my peeps and supporters are the best and they deserve the best! so as my personal gift to you - I have decided on the ridiculous price of $29.95.... I also wanted to reveal my grab bag to you guys - I hope those of you that hopped on this deal were pleased when you unzipped it :) For those of you that missed out... these are now in my New Release section of my personal store and they are currently 40% off...

(just FYI these flowers are all hand drawn AND hand painted :)

and here's another template for you guys to enjoy this holiday season! I made this a while back after being inspired by an incredible LO at DST - but for the life of me I can't remember whose LO it was - and I would have liked to have given credit to them... so if you recognize this template - give me a shout out so I can give some proper credit :) In the meantime.. you can Download here

Tuesday, November 13

SURPRISE! and a freebie :)

Heidy Ho there neighbor -- ok.. I've been watching a little too muck Nick at nite while I fall asleep lately! but nonetheless... I do want to welcome you to today's post :)
ok... all of the fun happenings are still going on through the rest of this week over at Elemental Scraps - which includes Instant Win & Collect and Win coupons with pretty much every single product purchased ... you can read here for the full rules (or read my previous entry that explains things a tad more...)

Anyway - I had to giggle at a comment amyu left a few weeks ago... she wrote: "Thanks for the template Shandy! I thought maybe you were posting to tell us how with DH being home non-stop for the past month that the next little Vogt boy was on the way ;)" ... well people... WE HAVE A WINNER!!!! Yes.. we will be adding one final Vogt "addition" to the family in early May (I'm just about 15 weeks along) and thought I'd take this time to tell all of my digi friends!! That's also been a big reason why not too much has been happening for me on the business side of things - I have been so incredibly tired! But I seem to have been getting my energy back so hopefully you'll see a steady stream of new goodies over the next little bit....

ok.. with that happy news out in the open... I've got another little freebie -- and *gasp* it's NOT a template! LOL.... just a little paper pack with a fun sticker... enjoy! You can Download it here.
ummm.. let's see... just one final note -- I wanted to thank ALL of you guys who have been supporting me with your purchases and leaving me fun comments :) I'm glad so many of you have taken advantage of my latest Grab Bag and I hope that you were happy when you unzipped it! It'll only be available for the rest of the week during the birthday promotion so be sure to snag it now if you're tempted - LOL

ok... gotta go clean the house - i was only *supposed* to be on the computer for 30 min but it's been well over an hour and half so I've got LOTS to do before the boys get home from school -- toodles for now peeps!

Saturday, November 10

Birthday Bash and a freebie!

Hey everyone! I had to hop on and tell you all about the happenings over at Elemental Scraps that will be going on for the next few days.... so here's the lowdown... the skinny... the 411 if you will:
Today (Saturday) Elemental Scraps officially turns 2 years old! We wanted to mix things up and make things interesting over there so....
EVERY SINGLE item in the store has an additional download attached to it - either an INSTANT WIN COUPON or a COLLECT & WIN CARD (think of the monopoly game pieces you collect -- if you collect the letters to spell "ES IS 2" then you win THE WHOLE ES STORE! The Instant win coupons can be literally anything from any of the designers - % off, $ off, free products, etc...
Really, everyone wins - I think it's pretty cool!
oh, and just so you guys don't think I've been on the slacking end of designing... I have a brand new Grab Bag available with 3 new products! (yes.. if you look closely at the preview here I used the actual product previews in the ad! and yes - that IS a new template pack you see there peeking out towards the bottom! - hey, I like to give little hints to my blog readers :)and just one final note... how would you like to snatch up another free template from me.. well then, it's your lucky day.. this one will available for a limited time only so hurry and Download now

Saturday, November 3

update and template for my peeps!

Prologue: (thought that would be fun to write in my blog) but thought I'd give a brief synopsis of where I've been ALL MONTH! I seriously cannot believe it has literally been a whole month since my last post! I hope my peeps haven't forgotten about me - cough, cough....
As you know, my dh has been home on leave from the military and we have literally just spent each day together :) also, one of my boys had reconstructive ear surgery (and the recovery for that was a couple of weeks) and my little baby got quite sick for about 2 weeks - so having dh home was actually REALLY nice! We had a great halloween (with everyone well and healthy!) and of course have been feasting on too much candy since - LOL....


Anywho.... I hope you are all celebrating DSD in a BIG, FUN WAY!!! and just in case you're needing a little incentive of where to *do* some of that celebrating... Elemental Scraps is having an incredible sale! We decided as a team over there to do something a big more fun - so we're having a $1, $2, $3 sale - and it's just what it says -- EVERYTHING in the entire shoppe is priced at 1, 2 or 3 bucks! Some of my products are over 70% off! So if you've been eyeing some of my goodies and have been waiting for a steal of deal - it's on baby!

Also.. here's a little template for all of you guys - especially for those of you who faithfully check in frequently (and haven't had much new to read this month.....) I might be sporadic over the next little bit (dh is home for another month - hooray!!!!) but I've got the itch to start creating... so I'm hoping to get some of that energy out! Until then... you can DOWNLOAD this template to play with :) again.. happy DSD and happy shopping!

Tuesday, October 2

New products and Freebie Template

ok.. where in the world did September go???? I'm so shocked that it's OCT already! yikes! My dh was gone the entire month and got back on Wednesday. Now it's playtime!! He has 60 days of paid vacation that we've had saved up (and it's not trasferring to his new job at the first of the year) so he's home with us unitl December! I can hardly beleive it! He's gone so much that this is going to be so wonderful. So I can see the designing going one of 2 ways -- (1) me designing LOTS of new goods while he has quality time with the boys or (2) me just wanting to spend the days with him and not much designing getting done.... we'll see what the month brings! But for now... I DO have some new products to share with you guys. But before I get to it - I wanted to send a big ol' shout out to IkeaGoddess! I stopped by her blog earlier today and was floored to see that she used a TON of my templates to do a scrapping project! I was so honored that she chose mine (as I know she MUST have a large stash of awesome templates to choose from!)

ok... I'm pretty tired to I'm just going to post the previews of my new goods so I can get to bed! Also both stores Elemental Scraps and my personal store are on sale - so head over there to pick up these new products at 50% off.

This Ledger-a-bles paper pack is actually part of the Mega Grab Bag at ES (if you spend $10 in the store then you get it for free - and it has like $40 of goods in it from several of the designers!) but dont' worry - it'll be available on it's own next week after the grab bag promotion is over...
and here are 2 other packs that celebrate our love of office supplies in the paper department!
and from the suggestion of a couple of my CT members -- here's a new template pack focusing on LO's with LOTS of journaling!
and here's an additional template that didn't make it into the pack that I thought I'd share with all of you gals! The fun flourishes on these templates are from the talented Cindy Irvine :) Enjoy it! Download here

Thursday, September 20

Props to the Swass Posse

I know I've been a bit MIA -- thanks for the notes/emails checking up on me :) Sadly, a nasty flu bug has been running through each of my boys this week... thankfully it's only a 24 hour bug but each one has been sick each day this week! so it has made for a LONG week :( -- especially since my dh is out of town... oh, also - my little guy turned 1 on Saturday!! Here's the LO I did of the big day!

Before I sign off I was thinking how my CT - aka: the Swass Posse - is soooooo awesome but I never give them credit here on my blog! So... enjoy the little eye candy from the girls! If you'd like to see the full credits or see their other fabulous work -- just click on their names to be taken to their gallery at DST -- :)
From Lisa

From Claire

From Corinna

From Brynn

From Heather

From :)M

From Vicky

From Kara

From Katie

From Christy

From Lynn

From Sue

That's it for now! Enjoy your Thursday and stay healthy!

Tuesday, September 11

Grab Bag Revealed and Freebie Overlay

Thanks for all of your sweet comments about my house pics! They really made me smile :)
So today I decided to reveal my grab bag! It should have been called the TEXTURE Grab Bag! LOL -- It's available (for a tad bit more) at both my shops for the next few days or so. It includes 7th Lane Textured Paper pack... Give 'em Feelings Texture Overlays and a new set of my photoFX in a variety of sizes (12x12, 8x8, 8x10 and 4x6). Also if you were lucky enough to receive the ES Mega Grab Bag -- you would have received these new Photo Tabs from me -- If not.. and you think they're just too cute to pass up on - they are also up for sale ($1.99) at both stores. Alright... so I actually scrapped for the first time in like a month this past week! SHOCKER I know!! Scrapgal (my "normal" hangout) was having a Page-a-Day challenge and I figured that's just what I needed to get a jump start! here are 4 that I really liked the end result of. For full credits on all of them ---> Click here and thought I'd throw out something other than a template today - gasp! It's this 12x12 overlay in png format (preview is just shown on a white piece of paper - not included ;)

Download Here