Sweet Shoppe Designs

Sweet Shoppe Saturday 1/24

Hey, Hey Sweet Shoppers! Your favorite day of the week is here, and I have lots of gorgeous goodies to share with you tonight along with some quick updates that will get you ready for the sweetest celebration in town! Before we get to that though, here’s your first look at this week’s sweet new stuff

As usual, all of our new releases are 20% off through Sunday at 6am, and don’t forget there are just a few days left to grab Christine’s gorgeous featured designer kit, Stand By You, FREE when you spend $10 in the shoppe! You can also get to know Christine a little better in her featured designer 4 in ’15 post which went up earlier this afternoon, so head over to our blog to check that out now…

Speaking of our blog, if you haven’t seen it already, you’ll want to keep your eyes open on Wednesdays for our brand new In The Works Wednesday posts where I’ve been giving our readers some super early sneak peeks of our newest releases and other fun projects that our team is cookin’ up behind the scenes! Of special interest are some fun peeks at some goodies we have in the works for our 9th anniversary which is just around the corner…

The sweet celebration kicks off next weekend, and I think this may be our biggest party ever! We have tons of special events and promotions planned for the entire month of February, and your inbox is the best place to hear about every detail, so stay tuned so you don’t miss a moment of the fun! In the meantime, I’m out for the week, but keep making memories and scrap MORE!

4 in ’15 – Christine Mortimer

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Another Featured Designer Friday is here Sweet Shoppers, and this week we’re bringing you part two of Christine’s 4 in ’15 spotlight which is going to give you a peek at some of her favorite kits, a look at some gardens she dreams of having and MORE! I have been loving the chance to get to know our designers a little better through words and pictures, and I hope you have been enjoying it, too! Don’t forget between now and next Thursday, January 29th, you’ll get Stand By You, Christine’s scrumptious full-sized featured designer kit, FREE when you spend $10 in the shoppe!

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Taking selfies is really not my thing – I love looking at other peoples’ but feel weird doing it myself! All these were taken in 2014.

Top left: My new hair-do & first ever pair of glasses

Top right: Chilling out on the beach while hubby & the boys were fishing

Bottom left: Out for a ride along the bike track

Bottom right: Just mucking around one day with different effects from the sun

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I really love gardening, something I inherited from my parents. As yet, I haven’t had the opportunity to do anything amazing, but I dream about it all the time! A small veggie patch and some pots is all circumstances have allowed for to date, but one day my garden will have features like these…

Top left: A massive market garden, with everything we need to provide for ourselves (including chooks), and some left over to sell at the markets.

Top right: A huge outdoor kitchen incorporated into the garden. A big pizza oven is a must, and enough room for all our family and friends to socialise, cook and eat in comfort.

Bottom left: A ‘chill out’ zone with a water feature. Somewhere to read a book, snooze, be inspired or just meditate.

Bottom right: A large tree with winding stairs up to a secret tree house, for kids and adults alike.

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I’m in love with my camera (Canon EOS 7D), but really don’t use it often enough at the moment. The iPhone is far too convenient! But one day, I’m going to take a course and really learn how to use it to it’s full potential…

Top left: Jim and Henry. A zoomed in version of this won first prize at a local country show.

Top right: Henry playing in the rain and mud. That’s a piece of white chocolate in his hand – he ate it, mud & all!!

Bottom left: I love this photo of Joey – he has such intense, stormy eyes.

Bottom right: Whilst not brilliant in quality, this unedited photo of a massive thunder storm that was about to hit, invokes feelings of dread and excitement in me every time I look at it. The sky just looked ‘unreal’ and was billowing and rolling. When it unleashed, it was violent and incredibly intense!

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I love scrapping, but of course don’t do it often enough. One of my New Year resolutions is to make more time to record my family’s memories.

Top left: Henry in the pool – he goes a gorgeous shade of bronze in the summer.

Top right: A trip to Taronga Zoo in Sydney. We had the most amazing day and I took heaps of fantastic animal photos!

Bottom left: Joey & Henry walking along the beach at Noosa.

Bottom right: Snorkelling on the reef during a trip to Fiji. I love the colours in this one. It was created using Bula!, which is still available in my shop.

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Don’t forget to check back in with us next Friday and every Friday after that as we put the rest of our incredible designers into the spotlight. Each of them have such quirky personalities that I’m positive each week will bring new surprises and special treats that we can’t wait to share with you!

In The Works Wednesday 1/21

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Sweet Shoppers, another new release weekend is just around the corner, and I’m pretty excited to share some super early peeks at what we have going on behind the scenes this week in our In The Works Wednesday post! I absolutely adore what I’ve seen from our designers and babes so far for Sweet Shoppe Saturday 1/24, and I know you’re going to be excited too, so let’s see what I can tantalize you with today!

First up, a bit of a riddle… what do these 4 images have in common?

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I think it may be safe to hint that they may have something to do with our 9th anniversary plans, but I don’t think you guys will be able to guess the specifics. You definitely want to keep your eyes peeled in February for the scoop on these gorgeous bit of inspiration, and speaking of our 9th anniversary, He Said, She Said is coming right along and I adore these elements that were contributed to the collab by one of our designers! Any guesses on who created these darling bits and bobs?

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Aren’t they absolutely adorable? I seriously can’t wait to kick off our 9th anniversary celebration! That said, there’s quite a bit of sweetness in store for this shoppe this weekend, so before I get too far ahead of myself, here’s a quick sneak peek at a handful of the scrumptious goodies coming this weekend to SSD…

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The peeks above include yummy treats from Misty, Megan, Libby & Erica, Traci and Ana, can you guess who created what? I seriously adore these kits and can’t wait for you guys to see them in their entirety!

Speaking of another fun peek, I thought it would be neat to give you a look at one of Cindy’s upcoming templates by showing off 3 darling layouts created by our talented Babes! I think this template is going to be a must-have addition to your collection if you’re a template fanatic, so take a peek at these beautiful layouts from Jacinda, Rebecca & Nikki too!

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On that note, I’m going to wrap this post up for today, but our Babes are just getting started creating with this week’s newest treats, so you’re sure to see more gorgeous creations posted tomorrow and Friday on Facebook and in our weekly Sneak Peek thread in the forums so keep your peepers peeled!!

 

 

 

Sweet Shoppe Saturday 1/17

Hey Hey Sweet Shoppers! Your favorite day of the week is here, and our amazing designers are in full swing this week with heaps of scrumptious new goodies for you to enjoy hitting the shoppe tonight! I don’t know if you’re more eager to see them, or if I am more eager to show them off, but either way, here’s your first look at this week’s sweet new stuff

Aren’t this week’s new releases awesome?! I am seriously so in love with tonight’s new goodies, and it probably has something to do with the fact that there is so much pink, which I am seriously a sucker for! There’s something for everyone though, so head to the shoppe now because everything is 20% off now through Sunday at 6am! Even sweeter, earlier this morning a brand new featured designer went into the spotlight, and Christine’s kit is one I know you’re going to want to be sure to have in your collection! Stand By You is FREE when you spend $10 in the shoppe between now and 1/29, so don’t miss it…

Finally, we’re just over the half-way mark this month, and we’re already seeing some full bingo cards for our brand new challenge system! Be sure you stop by the forums today for your chance to win a free kit from one of this month’s featured designers just for playing along! Everyone who completes even a single bingo line is entered to win, and you’ll also earn discounts of 20, 30 or even 40% off to use during Sweet Rewards week next month too…

On that note, I’m off to pour over the applications I’ve received for our spankin’ new instagram coordinator so I can make my choice and let the lucky lady know the news soon! It has been so fun to read the ideas you guys have to get SSD deeper into the IG game, so HUGE thank you to each of you who applied!!

I’ll be back here in your inbox with lots more sweet stuff next weekend, until then, keep making memories and scrap MORE!

Featured Designer FWP – Christine Mortimer

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Sweet Shoppers, Featured Designer Friday is here, and that means it’s time to put another of our amazing designers into the spotlight! Don’t forget, each member of our design team will be in the spotlight for two weeks before a brand new designer rotates into the mix every other Friday, so check back often to see what’s new…

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This week, Christine Mortimer aka Digilicious Design is in the spotlight, and the kit she’s created for our Featured Designer Free with Purchase offer is absolutely scrumptious! I have been a huge fan of Christine’s work from the moment she applied to join our team last summer and I couldn’t be happier to have her designs here at SSD! Whether she’s creating whimsical and adorable kits for your little ones or more sophisticated goodies for the older set, her product line offers something for everyone! Stand By You is a little more grown up, but packed with goodies that we know you are going to love and best of all, it’s yours free when you spend $10 in the shoppe between now and January 29th, 2015. Head to the shoppe now to add this gorgeous kit to your collection and check out this week’s eye candy from our inspiring Babes…

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Check in next Friday to get to know Christine a little better in her 4 in 2015 post! We’re nearly all the way through our entire team of designer’s image heavy posts of fun facts, so keep your eyes open for our new Featured Designer spotlights soon!

 

In The Works Wednesday 1/14

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Hey, hey Sweet Shoppers! Robin here with a brand new weekly post that will give you some quick insight into what our fabulous Designers and Babes have cookin’ behind the scenes here at SSD! I know you guys love getting a taste of what we have in the works, so we hope you’ll enjoy taking a peek at what’s coming down the pipeline this week.

To kick things off, I’m super excited to share that plans for our 9th birthday celebration in February are well on their way and our amazing designers have the inspiration pieces they’ll be working with for our first storewide collab of 2015! I know you’re dying to know what they have in store for this special event, and while we’ll probably torture you for a few more weeks before releasing the details of this special celebration, here’s your first sneak peek at a couple of the bits and pieces our designers are using for He Said, She Said which will be coming your way in February…

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I can’t believe that SSD has been going strong for 9 years already, but it’s thanks to our amazing Designers and Babes who churn out scrumptious products and layouts week after week. There are already oodles of yummy things being devoured behind the scenes for this week’s newest releases, but here are just a couple of peeks from Libby, Misty, Zoe, Yari & Heather. Can you guess who’s made what?

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These gorgeous peeks are just a couple of the yummy treats that will be hitting the shoppe later this week, but I also wanted to share some amazing layouts that the Babes have cooked up featuring our newest goodies too!

This layout from SugarBabe Sara featuring an adorable new release from one of our designers is absolute perfection. Can you guess who the designer is?

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How freakin’ cute is that page, seriously?

Another fabulous layout created this week is from SugarBabe Niki featuring the unmistakable original designs of none other than our sweet Ru of Studio Basic!

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I think we have a lot of Disney fanatics here at SSD, including myself, so I am loving this week’s tribute to the mouse by Melissa, and it’s shown off perfectly with that adorable photo of SugarBabe Erin‘s boys. She created this layout for this month’s Bingo Challenges so look for a little insight on her thinking in next week’s Bingo with the Babes thread in our forums!

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I also can’t help but to show off this showstopper from SugarBabe Lydia too! How cute is her daughter? The colors of her photos match the kit perfectly and I am seriously in love! I’m pretty sure you know the mastermind behind this new release, but give me your best guess on the designer responsible for this gorgeous kit…

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Finally, a brand new featured designer will be in the spotlight on Friday, and the kit that she’s created for you guys is seriously STUNNING! Check out this amazing layout from SugarBabe Zakirah using Stand By You the yummy new kit from Digilicious Design that will be FREE with your $10 purchase starting this Friday, January 16th…

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So that’s it for me this week, but trust me you’ll want to keep your eyes on our Facebook page for more sneak peeks throughout the rest of the week because this is just the beginning of the sweet stuff we have in store for you soon!

Sweet Shoppe Saturday 1/10

Hey, hey Sweet Shoppers! Your favorite day of the week is here, and now that the holidays are well behind us, our fabulous designers are getting back into their regular routines and have created oodles of absolutely scrumptious new goodies for you to devour this week! I absolutely adore this week’s new releases and know you will too, so let’s get right to it with your first look at this week’s sweet new stuff

Don’t forget, if you haven’t already grabbed our current featured designer kit from Sugary Fancy, it’s a great one to have in your collection! In With The New is simply beautiful, perfect for the New Year and best of all, it’s FREE when you spend $10 in the shoppe between now and next Thursday the 15th! You can get to know Ana, the gorgeous Brazilian behind the Sugary Fancy brand, a little better in this week’s 4 in ’15 spotlight too…

If you aren’t already playing along, we want to invite you to stop by the forums and check out our brand new challenge format for 2015, Sweet Shoppe Challenge Bingo! We’ve gotten an amazing response from our community about this fun and easy going format, so come by and play along to earn up to 40% off in the shoppe each and every month…

Our weekly Bingo with the Babes thread if chock full of inspiring pages from our Babes and our talented community, so if you’re looking for ideas on how to get started with our challenges be sure to take a peek at it! A new thread will roll out each week, so keep your eyes open on Mondays for this sweet source of challenge inspiration!

Finally, are you passionate about Instagram and SSD? Then I want to hear from you! Bringing Vanessa onboard to coordinate our Facebook page last year was one of the best decisions ever, and we’d love to bring on a scrapper who is equally passionate about our brand and designers to head up our daily Instagram posts too! If you have ideas on how SSD can increase our profile on IG and inspire the community with our posts, please send your interest via email to admin@sweetshoppedesigns.com no later than January 16th, 2015! Applicants should be self-motivated, have good writing skills, be creative thinkers and have a passion for SSD! In exchange for your hard work, you’ll enjoy 100% discount in the shoppe, and will have access to our team behind the scenes too! Please include links to your social media pages and any other information you think would help us in making this decision in your inquiry! I can’t wait to hear from you, and look forward to working with one lucky person more closely in the coming year.

On that note, I’m off for the week, but I’ll be here in your inbox next weekend with lots more sweet new stuff! Until then, keep making memories and scrap MORE!

4 in ’15 – Ana Nogueira

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Another Featured Designer Friday is here Sweet Shoppers, and this week we’re bringing you part two of Ana Nogueira’s lively 4 in ’15 spotlight which is going to give you a peek at some of her favorite kits, a look at some places she’s visited recently, some snapshots of her adorable furbabies and MORE! I have been loving the chance to get to know our designers a little better through words and pictures, and I hope you have been enjoying it, too! Don’t forget between now and next Thursday, January 15th, you’ll get In With The New, Ana’s gorgeous full-sized featured designer kit that’s perfect for the New Year, FREE when you spend $10 in the shoppe!

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This is me and the love of my life! He is my truly support in life, my best friend and I enjoy every moment we’re together! <3

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These are some of my latest and favorite pages made with my own kits! I don’t scrap as much as I wanted PLUS I don’t really love my pages unless I use nice templates they just got a messy thing! But I really enjoy scrapping and I believe it’s a wonderful therapy!

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These are four of my current favorite singers! I love listening to music specially when I’m designing! One Republic is kind of new to me and I enjoy their songs because they’re always have nice arrangements! Coldplay, John Mayer and Alicia Keys are always in my playlists too so I chose them but I have a long list of favorites! LOL

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I like these kits specially because of their colors and themes! In with the new that is the kit I made for my feature! Say Cheese that I love because it has lots of doodled and cute cameras! Bake my Day is cute! I love that it was made with some unusual color combo and this is always a challenge for me and in the and I totally like it! Hello Book is another one that I love the colors and theme! I love books!

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These are some of the places that are close to me and that I went to recently! The farm where my mother-in-law lives (and hubby’s grandma/grandpa) and where we always go when hubby is on vacation and where my 3 dogs can play and run freely! São Francisco river that is a very well known and important river for us here in the São Francisco Valley and many other States in Brazil! The other 2 places are two cities that are near like 3/6 hours from here and have an awesome view!

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These are my cute-furry-babies!! I just can’t look at them and don’t laugh especially when they are on their bed like this! LOL! They are our joy! They are a dad, mom and daughter little family! I love these 3 lil creatures!

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Don’t forget to check back in with us next Friday and every Friday after that as we put the rest of our incredible designers into the spotlight. Each of them have such quirky personalities that I’m positive each week will bring new surprises and special treats that we can’t wait to share with you!

Sweet Shoppe Saturday 1/3

Happy New Year Sweet Shoppers! 2015 is here, and I know it’s going to be a great year here at Sweet Shoppe Designs! I have tons of stuff to tell you about this week, so let’s get right to it with your first look at this week’s sweet new stuff

All of this week’s new releases are scrumptious, and in addition to them being 20% through Sunday at 6am, we also have a brand new designer in the spotlight as our Featured Designer, and the kit she’s created just for you is beautiful and absolutely FREE when you spend $10 in the shoppe between now and January 15th! Ana of Sugary Fancy outdid herself with this one, so head to the shoppe now to add this one to your collection…

If you were busy partying the other night, you won’t want to miss stopping by our community forums to take part in our brand new challenge system! We’re playing Sweet Shoppe Challenge Bingo all year long, and so far the response to this fun and easy going system has been fantastic! Check out the details on how you can earn 20, 30 or even 40% off in the shoppe each and every month, and come get your scrap on with our fabulous community…

Finally, I wanted to give you guys a quick reminder to tune in to Creative Live next week to see our very own Traci Reed teaching some of her tried and true tricks of the trade in her advanced digital scrapbooking classes. Traci has so much knowledge to share with you guys and there may be a sweet surprise for her viewers too, so don’t miss this special event…

RSVP for the FREE live classes (Shadowing, Layering & Layout Design) which will be happening on January 8th-10th from 9am-4pm Pacific Time daily or sign-up to watch the classes on your own time if you think you might miss them!

On that note, I’m off for the week, but I’ll be here in your inbox next weekend with lots more sweet new stuff. Until then, keep making memories and scrap MORE!

Featured Designer FWP – Ana Nogueira

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Sweet Shoppers, Featured Designer Friday is here, and that means it’s time to put another of our amazing designers into the spotlight! Don’t forget, each member of our design team will be in the spotlight for two weeks before a brand new designer rotates into the mix every other Friday, so check back often to see what’s new…

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This week, Ana Nogueira better known as Sugary Fancy around here is in the spotlight, and the kit she’s created for our Featured Designer Free with Purchase offer is sheer perfection! I just adore Ana’s whimsical, hand-drawn artwork and love that each project she creates is a one of a kind treasure! Ana’s work is rich and full of texture as you can see in the gorgeous samples from our talented Babes this week! In with the New is the perfect way to ring in the New Year and best of all, it’s yours free when you spend $10 in the shoppe between now and January 15th, 2015. Head to the shoppe now to add this gorgeous kit to your collection…

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Check in next Friday to get to know Ana a little better in her 4 in 2015 post! We absolutely love this year’s image heavy post that will give you some insight into some of her favorite things, so don’t miss it!