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Sweet Shoppe Saturday 8/23

Hey, hey Sweet Shoppers! Your favorite day of the week is here, and if you guys can believe it, this is pretty much the last weekend of summer, which is just crazy! We’re heading full on into fall here at Sweet Shoppe Designs with loads of new releases perfect for the upcoming season. There are just 9 challenges to go in our big Summer Shadowbox event too, so if you’re playing along with that, hang in there because the finish line is in sight! I have lots to share with you tonight, so let’s get started with your first look at this week’s sweet new stuff

I absolutely adore this week’s new releases as I think there is something for everyone! Want whimsical and colorful back to school kits? Check! Soft and girly kits full of flowers? Check! How ’bout rough and tumble kits for your little man? Yep, we’ve got that hitting the shoppe tonight too. Best of all, as usual, all of our new releases are 20% off through Sunday at 6am! If you’re looking for a bit of a steeper discount, don’t forget you can always get involved in our weekly challenges to earn a discount in the shoppe each and every month too, but that’s just the icing on the cake of the things we have going on around the site every week! Take a peek at some of this week’s highlights…

We love September through December around here, so you can plan on lots more sweet stuff coming your way over the next few months, and the best way to hear about it before anyone else is right here in your inbox. So keep an eye out for our weekly mails and you’ll be in the know on everything going on at the sweetest spot in town!

Like always, I’ll be back next weekend with lots more sweet new stuff. Until then, keep making memories and scrap MORE!

4 in ’14 – Megan Turnidge

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Another Featured Designer Friday is here Sweet Shoppers, and this week we’re bringing you part two of Megan Turnidge’s fun 4 in ’14 spotlight which is going to give you some insight into her favorite layouts, recipes and MORE! I have been loving the chance to get to know our designers a little better words and pictures, and I hope you have been enjoying it too! Don’t forget between now and next Thursday, August 28th, you’ll get It’s A Wonderful Life,  Megan’s gorgeous and feminine featured designer kit that’s perfect for showcasing your favorite memories, FREE when you spend $10 in the shoppe!

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I’m not the type that takes selfies very often, but I do try to get a photo of myself about once a month. I wish I would get in front of the camera WITH my kids and hubby more!

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I love food. Way too much. I also love baking and cooking. It’s a dangerous (yet delicious) hobby. I use Pinterest pretty heavily for discovering new recipes and I try several new recipes every month. Here are a couple that have become family faves:

1. These buttery dinner rolls taste like heaven. Delicious, fatty, buttery, carby heaven. They are actually pretty easy to make (no kneading required) and come out so impressive. I made these for the first time for a test run for Thanksgiving back in October of last year and it led me to try a lot of other breads. In fact, I don’t buy any bread from the store anymore. I bake it all at home.

2. Perfect M&M Cookies – They really are perfect. This dough is so addicting! This was the first time I ever used dry vanilla pudding mix in a cookie recipe and I’m a convert! The vanilla pudding mix keeps them soft, adds to the flavor, and they taste fresh for DAYS longer than traditional recipes. I’m a total sucker for M&Ms in my cookies too. Om nom.

3. Shrimp Scampi – I tried this recipe for the first time last month and it was immediately added to my recipe binder! Who knew a fancy dish like shrimp scampi could be SO EASY?! Seriously, 15 minutes is all you need for this dish.

4. Perfect Pizza Crust – I love Annie’s Eats. She never lets me down! Her recipe for pizza crust dough is perfect and she shares all her tips for getting perfect pizza in her post (yes, you NEED a stone). We make pizza almost every Friday. This was a Philly Cheesesteak pizza I put together and it’s my fave.

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Sigh. I haven’t scrapped in years! It makes me so sad! Though these are a few years old, I still love them! I need to make the time to scrap so I can document all those special moments.

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I’m not the type of girl who gets all made up very often, but when I do, I love to have some high quality tools in my bag! Most of my makeup is drugstore, but I’ve learned over the years that some items are worth splurging on. Here are some of my favorite beauty items:

1. Urban Decay Naked 2 – this was my first high-end purchase of eyeshadows and I’m so glad I decided to splurge! Their Naked palettes have a good range of basic shades for making many different looks. This eyeshadow is so silky and lovely!

2. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – I canNOT live without this eye liner! I like to do a winged eye liner and this felt tip pen makes it super easy. It goes on smooth and super black and it really does last all day. I tried 5 or 6 cheaper eye pens similar to this one before I broke down and tried the Stila eye liner. All my others would feather and bleed or would rub off in my crease during the day or just weren’t dark enough. This stuff is totally worth it.

3. Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil – I like to use this along my lower lashes. It lasts all day, but it’s smudgeable for about 30 seconds. I take a smudge brush and smudge it out along my lower lashes for a perfect complement to my bold upper liner.

4. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – This is a must every time I apply eye makeup. It helps your eyeshadow go on more vibrant and helps it stay on your lids all day long. Plus, it lasts forever. A little bit about the size of a grain of long grain rice is all I need.

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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: School

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 an interesting way to break things down and look at 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 School, and we love the products we were able to dig up for you today – everything from back-to-school kits, templates, school subjects, flashcards to graduations! 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 – August 19

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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 – Penny Springmann

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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 Penny Springmann into the spotlight again. I am a HUGE fan of digital scrapbook tools that can be used on any page, any time, products that should be part of your scrapper’s toolbox! Penny’s All Worn Out Photograph & Paper Overlays are just that, and I think you’ll really love seeing the layouts from all the way back in 2009 that I’ve dug up to show off just how versatile and fun these overlays are. Best of all our Memory Lane Monday products are always 40% off in our Bargain Bites section for the week they are showcased too, so don’t miss heading to the shoppe to snag this week’s sweet treat…

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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 Penny’s All Worn Out overlays this week sometime!

Spotlight Sunday- Kim (Community Member Edition)

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This week we’re Spotlighting Kim!

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Hello Sweet Shoppe friends!  I’m not sure how I found myself being spotlighted on the blog, but it’s a treat to be here with you today.  This is a great place to get inspired by so many of you… your talent is amazing!  I’m a wife to the guy I met in college accounting class and a stay-at-home mom to three awesome kiddos.  I’m terrible at getting myself in front of the camera, not necessarily because I don’t want my photo taken, but because I’m always the one taking them.  I did find some recent photos for you though and you get to see the people who fill my days as well.

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One of the products I love in the Shoppe is Traci’s Young & Wild & Free kit.  I had just become a member of her CT and she allowed us to brainstorm ideas with her that week that turned into this kit.  When Brook started designing at the Shoppe, I instantly fell in love with her products, especially her templates.  This set of templates is one that I’ve used over and over, adjusting to my layout each time.  What can I say about the Pieces of Eight kit?  I have two boys that love pirates.  I have a lot of pirate pics to scrap and I even printed one of the coordinating cards to use as the “sails” on a pirate birthday cake.  And my favorite list wouldn’t be complete without one of Zoe and Brook’s newest kits.  It is a perfect theme for a lot of photos I’m scrapping these days.

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We are recent transplants to Florida and have spent the last year being spoiled by many great vacation spots.  The most special of these has been getting to take our kids to Disney.  I have memories of going with my family to Disney growing up, but we had never been able to take our kids until this past year.  Our Disney trips have helped us have fun together as a family while we were getting used to being away from home.  Of course we’ve had visitors who wanted to go with us too, including my parents in the top left photo.  The top right photo is Snow White talking to my 2-year-old during the Electrical Parade.  She gave him a kiss on the forehead, and he’s been talking about it ever since!  My oldest is a huge Star Wars fan, and we took him to Star Wars weekend.  Picture time with Luke and Leia on the bottom left… I think I might have been even more excited than they were!  And many of you will understand how big the last photo was to my daughter, who loves Frozen.  She waited ever so patiently for her turn to see Elsa.

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Some people say you can have too much of a good thing, but there are a few things I don’t think I could ever grow tired of.  Chocolate.  A lot of women say they love chocolate, but it is truly my favorite food indulgence.  Don’t give me a dessert if it doesn’t have chocolate in it!  Warm sunny weather.  I’ve always lived where it gets hot in the summer and not too cold in the winter.  I’ve grown to love the sun and the heat and actually love it.  Music.  I grew up with lots of it playing in my home and I’ve always been a singer.  My husband and I love all kinds of music.  And speaking of my husband… of course my favorite thing I couldn’t live without is my family.  They love me no matter what and are the reason I started scrapping in the first place.

 

Sweet Shoppe Saturday 8/16

Hey Hey Sweet Shoppers! Your favorite day of the week is here, and tonight I have lots of yummy new treats to share with you including a slew of fabulous Back To School kits that will make scrapping your first day of school memories a breeze! I know you’re eager to see what’s new, so let’s get right to it with your first look at this week’s sweet new stuff

As usual our new releases are 20% off from now through Sunday at 6am EST, so you’ll have plenty of time to peruse the shoppe and find your favorites. Even sweeter, earlier this morning we put a brand new featured designer into the spotlight and it’s the first of our newest additions that you’ll have the chance to get to know a little better over the next two weeks. The fabulous Megan Turnidge has created an absolutely gorgeous featured designer kit and it’s yours free when you spend $10 in the shoppe between now and August 28th…

I just adore Megan’s soft feminine style and I know you’re going to become a huge fan if you aren’t already once you have her yummy stuff in your hands. Don’t forget if you’re playing along with our Summer Shadowbox event all of this week’s new releases will earn you bonus points between now and August 22nd when you use our new releases to scrap your challenge pages!

Speaking of our Summer Shadowbox event, if you aren’t already playing along, what are you waiting for? Scrap one layout for each challenge in our amazing and inspiring shadowbox by September 2nd and we’ll send a 50% coupon to everyone who completes our 31 day scrap-a-thon! It’s a HUGE task, but more than 100 scrappers are already making their mark on this event and we’re up to almost 1500 new layouts in the Sweet Shoppe gallery for this event alone. Join in on the fun now!

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 – Megan Turnidge

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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, we’re putting one of our newest designers into the spotlight and I know you’re going to fall in love with her gorgeous style if you aren’t already smitten! I feel like I’ve known Megan Turnidge forever because before she was one of our talented designers, she was an amazing scrapper and Sweet Shoppe regular. I feel like Megan (that’s mee-gan for those of you who don’t already know) has come home and I am so thrilled to have her as part of our team. Megan’s style ranges from soft and feminine to bold and playful, and you’ll get a taste of what she has to offer when you shoppe with us over the next two weeks because It’s a Wonderful Life is yours free when you spend $10 in the shoppe between now and August 28th! Head there now so you don’t miss it, and take a peek at this week’s amazing selection of eye candy from our talented Babes too…

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Check in next Friday to get to know Megan 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 August 17th & 24th, you’ll have a chance to win a free kit of your choice from her shoppe too!

Tuck It In Tuesday – August 12

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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.joelsgirltuckit-layout-header-juliebillingsley

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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 – Studio Basic

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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 fabulous kit from Studio Basic into the spotlight again. I am a HUGE fan of Ru’s ability to put together a gigantic and eclectic assortment of items into a kit that’s fabulous and fun and Walking on Sunshine is just that! I absolutely love it! The layouts I was able to dig up for this week’s showcase are so bright and colorful and I know you will love them. Best of all our Memory Lane Monday kits are always 40% off in our Bargain Bites section for the week they are showcased too, so don’t miss heading to the shoppe to snag this week’s sweet treat…

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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 Ru’s Walking on Sunshine this week sometime!