Sweet Shoppe Designs

Sweet Shoppe Saturday 10/25

Hey, hey Sweet Shoppers! Your favorite time of the week is here, and I am soooo excited because tonight we’re kicking off a promotion that we haven’t done in a couple of years! The 2014 Sweet Shoppe Mystery Bag is here, and the designers went all out for this one with yummy new treats to pick up in the store and fabulous goodies that are yours FREE when you buy your favorite sweet stuff over the next week! I know you’re eager to find out the details, so read on for your first look at this week’s sweet new stuff and to get a little peek at what’s inside this year’s mystery bag…

While this week’s newest releases are absolutely fabulous and 20% off through Sunday at 6am, the sweetest part of shopping this week, is all of the FREE stuff you’ll get when you do! Not only do we have our ridiculously awesome Mystery Bag promotion going on, but earlier this morning, we put the spotlight on the sugary sweet Misty Cato, and she has a delightful new featured designer kit that’s yours free when you spend $10 in the shoppe between now and November 6th…

Growth Spurt is seriously adorable, and I know you will love the layouts you create with this whimsical kit, but let’s be honest, you really want to know the scoop on our 2014 Mystery Bag, don’t you? Wellll…. between now and next Friday, October 31st when next week’s new releases go live at 6pm EST, you’ll get our fabulous grab bag of goodies FREE when you spend $15 in the shoppe…

While I can’t tell you exactly what’s in the bag because that would spoil the fun, I can tell you that this is one of our most fabulous collaborative projects ever! Each designer has created a gorgeous pack of sweet treats just for this special promotion, and the colors and themes are perfect for ANY occasion. Even if you aren’t into Halloween, we know you’ll love this year’s mystery bag. Our Babes went crazy when they saw what was included, and the layouts they created with just some of the goodies inside are absolutely gorgeous…


Layout by Holly Murphy


Layout by Yari Mower


Layout by Trish Harden

To see more sample layouts and get a peek of at least one of the treats inside this fabulous goody bag, visit the product information page in the shoppe now and start filling up your cart so you don’t miss out on this fabulous special offer!

On that note, I’m off for the week, but I’ll be here in your inbox next weekend to kick off our special Digital Scrapbook Day celebration! We’ll have an awesome storewide sale, speed scraps on Facebook for free stuff and more, so stay tuned for all of the details. Until then, keep making memories and scrap MORE!

Featured Designer FWP – Misty Cato

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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, the one and only Misty Cato is in the spotlight, and I know you’re going to love what she’s created for our newest Featured Designer freebie! Misty products always seem to come from the heart, and the memories she’s created with her two beautiful children are generally part of her design process which is so cool! Her whimsical, fresh style is always a treat, and I adore looking through her shoppe because there’s usually the perfect product just waiting for whatever photo I may need to scrap! Growth Spurt is soooooo cute and best of all, it’s yours free when you spend $10 in the shoppe between now and November 6th, so head to the shoppe now so you don’t miss it and take a peek at this week’s gorgeous selection of featured designer eye candy from our amazing Babes too…

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Check in next Friday to get to know Misty a little better in her 4 in 2014 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! You’ll also want to play along in our challenges too because for our Think Outside The Box challenges on October 26th and November 2nd, you’ll have a chance to win a free kit of your choice from her shoppe too!

One Word Wednesday: Boy

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Our goal at Sweet Shoppe Designs has always been to bring you the best products in the community and showcase them in a beautiful way. Throughout the coming year, we’ve decided to put the spotlight on our products in a fun new way, one word at a time. It’s a interesting way to break things down and look and themes and concepts tackled by our talented designers in the products they create! We sincerely hope you enjoy looking at these fun idea boards week after week, and should you have any ideas for a word you’d like to see showcased in the future, leave a comment below! If we choose to use your word, we’ll give you a free kit of your choice from the shoppe!

This week’s word is boy and we love the products we were able to dig up for you today. If you see anything you like click the image to be taken straight to the shoppe for a closer look!

See Jack Play by Erica ZaneLife Stories: This Boy by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Zoe PearnPop a Wheelie: Boy by Traci Reed and Jady Day StudioMy Guy by Shawna Clingerman and Zoe PearnHeart This Boy by Studio BasicLil' Dude by Megan TurnidgeTechnophile by Traci Reed and Lliella DesignsWeird Boy by Libby PritchettMr. Wise Guy by Shawna Clingerman and Jenn BarretteYou’re So Rad by Megan TurnidgeJack of All Trades by Erica Zane and Libby PritchettYep-a-Doodle Boy by Brook Magee and Darcy BaldwinOh Boy! By Juliana KneippRide’em Cowby by Digilicious DesignsSnips & Snails by Melissa Bennett and Amber ShawThis Boy by Amber ShawMr. Little Man by Sugary FancyPartners in Crime by Studio Flergs and Studio Basic1ww-footer-2014

Tuck It In Tuesday – October 21

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Sweet Shoppers, it’s that time of the week again—time for another weekly round up of the best pocket scrapping layouts around! Once again, we’ve found some incredible pages over the last week to inspire you, so whether you pocket scrap digitally or hybrid style, we hope you enjoy this week’s showcase.
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Check in with us next Tuesday as we bring more sweet pocket page inspiration straight from the Sweet Shoppe Designs gallery!

Memory Lane Monday – Juliana Kneipp

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A brand new week is here Sweet Shoppers, and that means it’s time for another trip down memory lane! Each week in 2014, we’re putting some of our designer’s oldest products into the spotlight and sharing some amazing inspiration to show off just what can be done with these awesome goodies!

We’ve made it all the way through the alphabet, which means this week we’re putting another awesome product from Juliana Kneipp into the spotlight again! Ju’s style is gorgeous on her own, but when she teams up with Rubia of Studio Basic magic happens!  This week’s trip down memory lane is a whimsical showcase of layouts featuring Ju & Ru’s collab Hello Fall, and even though they created it a couple of years ago, it has certainly stood the test of time. If you don’t already have this beautiful kit in your collection, be sure to stop by the shoppe to snag this week’s sweet treat because it’ll be 40% off all week long in our Bargain Bites section! Before you go, take a look at the amazing layouts, new and old, that I was able to dig up for your enjoyment this week…

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Tune in next week to see who is in the spotlight next and feel free to leave a comment with a link to your layout if you decide to pick up and scrap with Juliana’s Hello Fall this week sometime!

Spotlight Sunday- Juli (SugarBabe Edition)

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This week we are spotlighting Juli!

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Hi Sweet Shoppe Fans, my name is Juli Fish.   I’ve been hanging out here at the Sweet Shoppe for over seven years now.  I live in Tampa, Florida with my husband Jason and our daughters Katie (15) and Hannah (12).  I  have been a crafty person all my life.  I loved papercrafting of all kinds, but then I had my second child and there was no way to keep her out of what I was working on, plus the local scrapbook store was filled with a little clique of people and I just didn’t fit in.  So I decided to learn how to digital scrapbook when Hannah was two and here we are today – 10 years later!   I scrapbook to record our family memories, but it also gives me time to be creative and when you are a working mom having time to yourself to do something you love is very important!

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My layout style varies according to my mood and whose products I’m working with.  I love pages filled with color and a little bit of paint somewhere makes my heart very happy.  I often start my page in one direction and it turns out completely different.  I’m one of those people that scrap slow and it can take me a couple nights to finish a layout.  I have a love for patterned paper and I often find myself trying to get it all on one page and then having to restart because what I have looks crazy.  When I scrap at  night I work with the TV on and my husband sits on the couch behind me.  I remember what shows I was watching when was making certain pages.

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Picking my favorite Sweet Shoppe products was so hard. Each week the Designers release incredible kits and just want to use them all!!!  Here are a few kits that I either use again and again or are kits that bring back sweet memories for me.

1. Traci Reed’s 365 Unscripted Stitched Grids – I do my own version of Project Life to make vacation, high school and week to week albums for my family.  Traci’s templates are almost always the foundation for my pages.  I love these!!!
2.  Zoe Pearn’s  School Days – My daughters both went to an elementary school where they wore a uniform and teal was one of the shirt colors. This kit was always perfect for their school activities and I look back on the pages I’ve made with this kit so fondly!
3.  Addicted To Lists by Studio Basic – First of all I love Studio Basic’s style and I love all her kits, but this one really spoke to me. I’m a huge list maker and just love all the little stickers and the patterned paper in this kit!
4.  Shawna Clingerman’s Painted Rainbow Alphabet – I’m a sucker for stamped alphas and these are just fabulous. So easy to add to any page and I love that they come in so many colors!

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I love to travel!  I can’t wait for my kids to go off to college and for my husband and I to quit our jobs so we can travel the world!  Seriously.  This year my husband and I finally got to take our dream trip to Europe and it was like a second honeymoon for us.  We visited Rome, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Cannes, Palma, Barcelona, Naples and Prauge.  It was an amazing trip.   We have also traveled to Alaska via cruise ship three times.  Twice with the kids and once just the two of us.  This pic from Juneau was from our Summer vacation 2013 and the girls loved Juneau and have asked to go back again.   We are fortunate living in Florida to be near so many cruise ports!  With kids who like to hang out with other kids crusing as a family makes for a vacation everyone can enjoy.  In the bottom left picture we were in St. Thomas, which was so beautiful and another place we’d all like to go back to today.  Finally in the bottom right picture, my husband and I are in front of the Olympic rings in Whistler, BC.  We have been fortunate to travel to a few different cities where the Olympics have been held and we always try to find the rings and take a pic in front of them.

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My favorite products….
1. Mary Kay Concealer in a little black tube.  I was doubtful at first, however, I have to hide this little tube from Katie (15) because this stuff works great!  I often have craters under my eyes and this is the only concealer I’ve used that has actually spackled in the craters and made me feel like I might not look so sleep deprived.
2.  Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice K-Cups.  A little bit of fall in my coffee cup with out all the sugar and calories from Starbucks.  Yum!
3. Caress Evenly Gorgeous body wash.  I use it as bubble bath in the tub when I soak after a long day of being a mom to a teen and a tween and a “you never do it right” boss.  Yes, there is more expensive stuff out there, but this is my favorite scent and the fact I can pick it up at Target when I run out (for less than $4) makes it  a must have.
4.  Bath & Body Works Fireside Marshmallow candles – it’s on my Christmas wish list every year and I am known to hide it from my family so it doesn’t get  used too fast.  Love the sweet scent and it just reminds me of Christmas magic (which we need a little bit of all year in my opinion).

 

 

Sweet Shoppe Saturday 10/18

Hey, hey Sweet Shoppers! Your favorite time of the week is here, and as usual, I have a slew of scrumptious new products and gorgeous layouts to show off to you guys tonight! Our Designers and Babes have outdone themselves with this week’s beautiful new releases, and I know you’re going to fall in love with something tonight…

As usual, all of this week’s newest releases will be 20% off through Sunday at 6am EST, and if you haven’t already snagged them, when you spend $10 in the shoppe, you’ll get a fantastic template pack from our current Featured Designer, Cindy Schneider, FREE too! Visit our blog now to get to know Cindy a little better in her fun 4 in ’14 feature, and take a peek at a couple of other things you won’t want to miss around the site this week too…

I love when new treats are added to our Bargain Bites section, and right now you can find oodles of products that are perfect for the memories you’re making this time of year at prices starting as low as $2.20 which is such a steal! If you’re a Bargain Hunter, you also won’t want to miss joining in on our Think Outside the Box challenges too! When you complete just 4 layouts a month, you automatically earn discounts of 20, 30 or even 40% off in the shoppe each and every month which is sweet!

Finally, speaking of prices that are too good to pass up, the delightfully talented Loni Young has decided to hang up her designing hat to spend more time doing what she loves, so for one weekend only, you can snag all of her unique and whimsical templates for a whopping 50% off before they’re retired into the Sweet Shoppe vault for good…

While Loni may be retiring from designing, she is part of our family through and through and will be returning to her role as one of our talented Babes so she can continue to inspire our community through her stylish pages and unique take on scrapping!

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 ’14 – Cindy Schneider

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Another Featured Designer Friday is here Sweet Shoppers, and this week we’re bringing you part two of Cindy Schneider’s playful 4 in ’14 spotlight which is going to give you some insight into her favorite layouts, a few of her favorite sweet treats 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, October 23rd, you’ll get Set 181, Cindy’s fabulous full-sized featured designer template pack, FREE when you spend $10 in the shoppe!

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I hate taking selfies, so I cheated and took some photos with my kids, hubby and dog.  I don’t even think I could find 4 selfies if I looked!   My husband Brad and I have been married for 14 years, my daughter Ashley is almost 12, my son Curtis just turned 9, and my Jack Russell dog Lexi is 3 years old.

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With Halloween coming up, I thought I would share some of my favorite sweet treats with you.  I have quite the sweet tooth, so it makes it hard to resist all that Halloween candy that comes into the house, I love both candy and chocolate, but I narrowed it down here to just chocolate treats.  The first is Mars Bar, I love caramel mixed with chocolate, and this has been one of my favorites since I was little kid.  The second is made by a chocolate company here in Canada called Purdy’s Chocolates.  It’s called an Orange Meltie (I love Terry’s Orange chocolate too, but these are even better).  The third is Coffee Crisp, I love the subtle coffee taste, and the crispiness…..I guess that’s my it is the perfect name!  My daughter just started liking these, but when they used to come home from trick or treating, all the Coffee Crisps got passed along to me because no one in the house would eat them!  The fourth and final one is Reese’s Pieces……no one in my family likes peanut butter so I rarely have these, but when I get the chance I take it up!

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I am a totally TV junkie, I could have chosen way more, but these are a few of my favorite shows.  Modern Family is one of my favorite comedies to watch, it makes me laugh out loud everytime I see it.  We used to watch American Idol, but got tired of it and switched to The Voice.  I love the new season with Gwen and Pharrell as judges.   We have binge watched all 3 seasons of Homeland, but it is a complete bummer that we just finished Season 3 and have to wait a whole year to watch Season 4 (we don’t subscribe to the channel).  And finally, I love Dancing with the Stars, I have watched since Season 1 and always enjoy it!

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Christmas Photoshoot – This is quite an old layout, but everytime I look at it, it makes me laugh.  I was trying to get some photos for a Christmas card, but the kids refused to put whipped cream on their faces.  As they were pretending to take a sip of hot chocolate (which were mugs filled to the top with whipped cream) I nudged it into their faces.  They were both in complete shock, but my daughter started laughing.  My son had the complete opposite reaction and got really angry, his facial expressions were priceless.  He gave me a little kick and stormed off, full of drama.  It was hilarious…… but it took him a while to forgive me though!

2nd Visit with Lexi – Getting a dog was such a special time for my kids.  This was our second visit with her, and the last visit we would have before bringing here home.  The kids could not believe how tiny she was and they absolutely loved how she just cuddled up in their laps.  It definitely made it hard to leave without her that day, they did not want to wait to bring her home!

Photo Fun – Anyone who looks at my gallery can see I love layouts with a lot of color and lots of photos, this layout has both.  I absolutely love the bright colors and the memories of my daughter having fun with her cousins on summer vacation a few years ago.

Getting Goofy – This is another older layout, but it also makes me smile.  For some reason things haven’t changed when I try to do a photo shoot of the kids with their dad.  In fact, I think I have a series of the exact same type of photos of the three of them from a few months ago.  I wonder why people complain that photo shoots always take so long?!?!

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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!

One Word Wednesday: Stamp

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Our goal at Sweet Shoppe Designs has always been to bring you the best products in the community and showcase them in a beautiful way. Throughout the coming year, we’ve decided to put the spotlight on our products in a fun new way, one word at a time. It’s a interesting way to break things down and look and themes and concepts tackled by our talented designers in the products they create! We sincerely hope you enjoy looking at these fun idea boards week after week, and should you have any ideas for a word you’d like to see showcased in the future, leave a comment below! If we choose to use your word, we’ll give you a free kit of your choice from the shoppe!

This week’s word is Stamp, and we love the products we were able to dig up for you today. If you see anything you like click the image to be taken straight to the shoppe for a closer look!

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Tuck It In Tuesday – October 13

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Sweet Shoppers, it’s that time of the week again—time for another weekly round up of the best pocket scrapping layouts around! Once again, we’ve found some incredible pages over the last week to inspire you, so whether you pocket scrap digitally or hybrid style, we hope you enjoy this week’s showcase.

 

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Check in with us next Tuesday as we bring more sweet pocket page inspiration straight from the Sweet Shoppe Designs gallery!