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In the Works Wednesday 3/11

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There is a whole lotta amazingness coming to the Sweet Shoppe this weekend! New releases, a new featured designer kit AND a new store collab!

Let me show you just a tiny bit about what’s coming up:

 

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flergs_sheri

 

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ru from Simone

 

Marnel

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misty_sara

 

fd-babe-jenn

flergs-jenn

 

szcos911

brook_szcos911

 

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ru_heddy

 

rebecca k

brook_amber_rebecca

 

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christine_simone

 

And now a peek at a few layouts using the upcoming featured designer kit:

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Lucky-Me_julifish

 

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LuckyMe_Tronesia

 

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LuckyMe_carrie

 

And not on to the new store collab. This isn’t just any collab it’s a collab for a purpose. And it’s a purpose near and dear to all of our hearts, our very own Sweet Shoppe home. Let me tell you what I mean…

How are you guys liking the recent upgrades to the shoppe?! We think things are so much more convenient and beautiful to browse and the feedback from you guys has been overwhelmingly positive so far! As much as we love them, the overhaul of the shoppe was totally unexpected and incredibly costly, so our amazing team of designers generously teamed up to create the ultimate grab bag that’s a tribute to our amazing home to raise funds to offset the upgrade costs! This special edition collection will be available for a limited time only and will never be sold separately, so if you’ve enjoyed the changes to our store or just want to show your support for Sweet Shoppe Designs, look for and pick up Home Is Where The Art Is this weekend! Each and every kit sold is truly appreciated, so we hope you’ll keep your eyes open for this humongous collection later this week!

First, let me show you the mood board that the designers used to create this hunk of gorgeous!

Home is mood board

 

Bright and beautiful, right? Each one of the designers contributed something from their own creative hearts to build it. You are NOT going to want to miss this!

 

Home is where the art is

 

Here are a few layouts from the SugarBabes and one of our designers showing it off!

 

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Home is_Jacinda

 

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Home is_Judie

 

Melissa bennett

Home Is_melissabennett

 

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Home Is_tracyfish

 

 

I’ve given you just a little taste of what’s to come so we’ll see you back here on Friday night to see all of this and MORE!

Tuck It In Tuesday 3/10

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I’m back again with more pocket layouts from the Sweet Shoppe gallery this past week. I love how we are using the pocket style for non Project/Pocket Life layouts as well. There are just TOO many fun pocket cards in the Shoppe to NOT find a way to use them!

 

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3PointShot_intensemagic

 

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Crazy Hat Day by julifish

 

Hpgirl

Sister-Dream-Team_byHpgirl

 

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Happy_profiler_mar

 

suladesign

WintryAfternoon_suladesign

 

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Week-9-Page-2_Jjriward

 

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Quirky-kristalund

 

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caliten_relax

 

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ThisKidsGotGame_LRaeWoo

 

I’ll see you back here next Tuesday with more pocket layout inspiration!

Thursday Treats – Bingo Edition 3/05

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Well, did you enjoy the month long birthday celebration? The Sundae Bar? The Flashback Finale? Of course, you did! We ALL love the opportunity to receive gifts, get amazing deals AND to find products that all go together effortlessly. I know you all join me in saying a HUGE thank you to the admin, designers and the SugarBabes at Sweet Shoppe for all the hard work they put into making the last month so very special.

 

So, it’s a brand new month and there is a brand spankin’ new Bingo Card with your name on it! Are you playing along with each month’s Bingo with the Babes? If you aren’t sure what I mean, please check out the FAQ post in the forum. I wanted to showcase some of the gorgeous layouts in the gallery created for some of the recent challenges:

 

Fioontje

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kelley

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Daphne0890

SeaLove_Daphne0890

 

annet83

MontSaintMichel_annet83

 

michelepixels

Beauty_Is_michelepixels

 

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msbamf2you-celebration

 

fruitysuet

wish_I_could_remember_fruitysuet

 

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HeSaidSheSaid_eve11ne

 

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HeresTheStory_max-1219

 

suladesign

20-questions_suladesign

 

We hope you’ve been playing along with our Bingo Challenges this year but if you haven’t then here is the thread to give you the “low down” on how it all works.

This is March’s Bingo Card so you can see what the layout challenges are like.

 

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If you have any questions about Bingo, please ask in the forum. We would love to help you get started!

In The Works – 3/04

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I know everyone is excited to see what new goodies you’ll be able to see in the Shoppe this weekend so I’m NOT going to keep you waiting another second!

 

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Now let’s see what the SugarBabes have been up to!

 

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Erica_Trish

 

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Amber_Sheri

 

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Flergs_Keely

 

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Melissa_Juli

 

fd-babe-simone

Ru_Simone

 

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Ana_bySara

 

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Erica_byHeddy

 

fd-babe-carrie

Flergs_byCarrie

 

fd-babe-holly

hollyxann_Amber

 

fd-babe-jenn

Melissa_Jenn

 

Marnel

Meg_Marnel

 

fd-babe-carrie

Misty_Ana_Carrie

 

fd-babe-judie

Flergs_Judie

 

fd-babe-niki

Brook_Ana_Niki

 

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Erica_Brook_Jacinday

 

fd-babe-tracy

Traci_Aly

 

fd-babe-jacq

Flergs_Jacq

 

fd-babe-loni

Melissa_Loni

 

fd-babe-judie

Misty_Ana_Judie

 

fd-babe-simone

Amber-ttt

 

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Brook_Zakirah

 

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Traci_Aly

 

 

After seeing all THIS, I know you’re just waiting for the weekend! So what are you planning to pop into your cart?

Tuck It In Tuesday 3/03

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I’m back again with more inspiration from our pocket scrapping sisters here at Sweet Shoppe! Let’s have a look at the beauties I found in the gallery over the past week, shall we:

 

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week7_left_ChristineF

 

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Week 4R_Trish

 

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heidi-nov-jovi_girl

 

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Week6B-cmkb396

 

mlm-zoe-rebecca

2013_Wk-17-apr21-Mamabee

 

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dreamer_jumbbumble

 

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adore-this_kristalund

 

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josh_jenevang

 

szcos911

Wk6-RIGHT_sczos911

 

I hope you’re enjoying the pocket inspiration each week as much as I am gathering it all up for you!

I’ll see you right back here next Tuesday with more pocket pretties!

Sunday Spotlight – Books!

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Do you have a love for reading? I grew up with a mother as a librarian so my passion for reading & books began at a very young age. Tomorrow is Theodor Geisel’s, also known as Dr. Seuss, birthday. He’d be 101! To help celebrate, I thought it’d be fun to shine the Sunday Spotlight on books and reading!  Scrap about your love of books (or maybe your dislike) with the following kits. Check out the layouts for further inspiration too…

Novel Destination by Studio Flergs, Melissa Bennett & Studio Basic DesignsNovel Destination

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Story Hour by Misty Cato

story hour

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Bibliophile by Kristin Cronin-Barrow

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I Like Big Books by Traci Reed & Studio Flergs

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See Spot Run by Erica Zane & Melissa Bennettsee spot run

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Have you scrapped about your favorite book or your love of reading? Post it in the comments below!

Thursday Treats – Tips for New Scrappers 2/26

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I’ve been digi scrapping for almost eight years and I learn something new from just about every tutorial that I read. I’m sure I’m not alone in spending time in digital galleries, on Facebook and Pinterest looking at layouts for inspiration. Recently, I’ve been seeing quite a few queries from scrappers new to digital scrapping in the galleries. I thought it would be fun to ask the SugarBabes for tips they might offer to new digital scrappers.

 

From Jennifer – Don’t be afraid to try templates while figuring out your style. Learn how to properly use a template first, though. There are plenty of tutorials available online to help with this. My first template layout was a DISASTER because I didn’t know how to use them!

{here is a tutorial on the subject from the Sweet Shoppe’s tutorial section}

 

From Judie – Find a good shadowing tutorial. It is the single most important factor in making your pages realistic. Or better yet, find some good shadow styles to get you started.

{these drop shadow styles from Jenn Barrette are in the Shoppe}

 

Get Real Drop Shadow Styles

 

 

From Trish – Ask for help. No… really. Find a community and ask for help.

 

From Rebecca – I agree with Jennifer on using templates but first learning HOW to use them, my very first layout was doing a template challenge. I got so frustrated that I almost gave up on digi… Also, don’t stretch out elements sideways (keep them in proportion).

{here is a tutorial I found on the resizing topic in Sweet Shoppe’s tutorial section}

 

From Britanee – Be patient, but open up your program every day. Do a little something every day (so the techniques stay with you). And don’t be afraid to ask for help.

 

From Jenn – I ditto ditto the shadowing.

 

From Lynnette – My advice would be spending some time learning your program first so that you aren’t trying to learn to use Photoshop AND how to scrapbook at the same time. I did a Photoshop class through Lynda.com and it worked for me.

{there are also beginner scrapbook classes at JessicaSprague.com and at Scrapaneers.com}

 

From Jacinda – Go through the galleries and see what layouts attract your eye. Try to define what it is that you like. Is it the composition, the shadowing, the way they use colour, the titlework, etc.? Are you attracted to a particular style of scrapbooking? Scraplift some of the layouts that you love to get you started. Try to imitate the shadows, the visual triangle or whatever it was that attracted you in the first place. It doesn’t have to be a direct copy – put your own spin on it (and always give credit to the person whose layout you are lifting) – but this is a good way to get started until you find your own groove and style.

 

My own “two cents” – Don’t feel that it’s necessary to start with full Photoshop at the very beginning unless you have a reason or are comfortable with it from work or other hobbies because Photoshop Elements is perfect for most scrappers for a long while.  Also, don’t be afraid to participate in challenges and share your work in online galleries because the positive reinforcement that you get from it feels amazing!

I highly encourage you to take a look in the Tutorials Section at Sweet Shoppe, it is a wealth of information for both new and experienced scrappers!

 

 

In The Works Wednesday 2/25

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Once again, behind the scenes at Sweet Shoppe there is gorgeousness and creativity everywhere! And lucky you, it’s all headed your way on Friday.

 

Just in case you haven’t seen the post in the Forum or on Facebook from Robin, know that the Shoppe has been upgraded behind the scenes and is just now up and running! I know we are all chomping at the bit to see all the amazing features that Robin was hinting about.

 

Well, let’s get to all that gorgeousness I’m telling you about:

 

First some of our new releases for the week and a few layouts from the SugarBabes to show them off. If you look carefully you just might see a little peek from the next #believeinmagic installment from Amber and Flergs.

 

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Zoe_by Niki

 

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By Misfitinmn

 

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Glass Slipper by Jenn

 

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TPS_Britanee

 

fd-babe-loni

Ru_from Loni

 

fd-babe-sheri

Magic_Sheri

 

fd-babe-lydia

Zoe_Lydia

 

lizzy257

Traci_Lizzy257

 

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TPS_aly

 

fd-babe-keely

Puppy-Love-_Keely

 

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022315hellomagic_Erin

 

fd-babe-vanessa

februaryrecap_TPS_by Vanessa

 

fd-babe-tracy

SSD-houserules_Tracyfish

 

szcos911

TPS_sczos911

 

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2m2gzg6_mamabee

 

 

It’s also time for another Featured Designer Friday. This time, the spotlight is shining right onto Studio Flergs! She has a stunning new Featured Designer freebie that will be available in the store starting Friday, February 27th. Featured Designer freebies are free with a $10 purchase in the Shoppe.

Here are a few layouts to show you what’s headed your way:

 

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Flergs by Carrie

 

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Flergs by Jacq_purple_colourz

 

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Feature _Jacinda

 

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Flergs Feature by Jenn

 

 

Don’t forget we’re sending our 9th Anniversary Celebration off in style with our annual flashback finale event. So if you’ve missed any of our amazing team collabs this year, this will be your last change to add them to your collection before they’re retired into the Sweet Shoppe vault for good!

 

I’ll see you tomorrow for more Thursday Treats!

 

Sunday Standouts – Happy Birthday

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We’ve been celebrating the Sweet Shoppe’s birthday all month long! Let’s celebrate you too! Stacia posted some great birthday products a few days ago & now I want to show off some of your great scrapbook pages. I wandered through the gallery and these all caught my eye.nietis

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misskim-HappyBirthday

missmarcymissmarcy-HappyBirthday

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jakNot-so-happy-birthday

Valgalvalgal-happybirthday

I love seeing all the different styles with these pages. We’re all recording birthday memories…even if some of them aren’t so great. They’re captured and recorded! Some layouts have lots and lots of layers & clusters while others are on the minimalistic side. I love them all!

Keep posting your layouts in the Sweet Shoppe Designs gallery for a chance to be featured!!

It’s Time for a CT Call!!!

Hey Sweet Shoppers, I am so excited to be the featured designer right now!! This time around we can do something different for our time as featured designer. I debated what would be fun and I realized it has been a few years since I have had a CT call. So with that I am looking to add some talented scrappers to my team and will be taking applications through February 28th. All of the details are in my ad below. Also I will be cruising through the gallery for pages done with my featured designer kit, I Am and will be picking one random winner for a free kit of your choice in my store.  So get those pages posted before March 1st and be on the look out in the forum for the winner and the announcement of my new creative team members. Can’t wait to see those applications!!

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