Black Friday Sales

Good morning!  I hope all of my American friends had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday!  My husband went out with some friends last night to a whisky tasting class at our friend’s liquor store, and little Sarah decided to put herself to bed at 6:30 pm!  I essentially had the house to myself with peace and quiet.  Now that’s something to be thankful for!

Are you all taking advantage of the Black Friday sales today?  Both of my stores are 50% right now!

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Temptations 39 by Wendy Tunison Designs and a little Freebie

Wendy from Wendy Tunison Designs has been missing her mojo lately and has been crazy busy with some projects around her house but she had a request to create some templates to work with Turn It Up.  So she did!  Temptations 39 is so much fun!  Perfect for rockin’ out and scrapping all of those concert pics or air guitar moments!  It’s 30% off this week!

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In addition to that, Turn It Up is 50% off this week!  Whoot!

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Take a look at all of these awesome layouts our creative team made with them both!

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I’ve also created this fun little freebie for you with Turn It Up

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Be sure to check out the Super Saturday Sale at SNP this week too!  She’s got 3 HUGE kits in the sale that are perfect for scrapping all your memories this time of year!

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Have a great week!

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Everyday Moments GingerScraps Buffet

Good morning!  I’d like to show you my contribution to the GingerScraps Buffet, which I called Everyday Moments.  I loved the rich colours of the palette this month and felt inspired to created something that could be used to create pages about all sorts of things… but most importantly that show off the wonderful little things in life that make our days so special!

In the immortal words of the great John Lennon, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”  That it’s… that’s the thing to remember each day.  While it’s easy to look back and remember all the “big” moments we experience, life really is found in all the little things that happen day in and day out…  smiles and tears, funny little things you always say, snuggles at bedtime, and even the boring stuff like chores.  So don’t forget to sit back once in a while and appreciate all those little wonderful moments that make up our lives.

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You can pick up the individual Buffet parts if you’re only wanting one or the other, but you can also get the full kit, which comes with a bonus alpha as well.  The price is the same as buying the separate parts, but you do get that little bonus in there.  And it’s still 50% off right now too!

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Ok, confession time… I actually forgot to activate the full kit in the store until this morning, so if you’ve already bought both Buffet parts, just drop me an email with your invoice number at ponytailsdesigns@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to send you the alpha as well.

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Hexed Vol. 2 is also now available in my  GS store.  Grab it while it’s still 50% off!

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I hope you enjoy the rest of your DSD weekend… remember that fun at GS will continue until the 6th, so there’s still time to play along in the games!  And now I’m off to play…

Family Ties, Witch’s Brew, and a Bingo Chat

Having fun with your DSD weekend?  I’ve been shopping and playing games, and generally ignoring everything else around the house!  :)

I’ve got a few new releases to show off to you, starting with this month’s Bits ‘N Pieces, which I called Family Ties.  For good or for bad, you can never quite escape the hold your family has on you.  Who else knows you so well?  All your stories, all your personality quirks… the good and the bad!  Sometimes who you call family is not related to you by blood at all!  Family really is all about who you love and who loves you back… the people who will tell it to you straight and be there for you no matter what!   There’s still time to pick them up while they’re half price too!

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Witch’s Brew is also now available at my SNP Shop, just in time to scrap all your ghosts and goblins, and little Elsas too.  It’s available there as a full kit and extras, or as a complete bundle.  Grab it while it’s still half off!

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If you have some time on your hands this morning, why not join me for a Bingo chat in the SNP chat room.  You can pick up your bingo card HERE in the forum, get it decorated and post it back there before the chat starts.  You could win some store coupons and have a blast doing it!  Chat time is 11am MT (10am PT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET).  I hope you’ll come and play along!

Enjoy the rest of your DSD weekend!

It’s DSD Weekend… New Goodies, 2 Hops, and a Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to you!  Are you ready for all sorts of fun?  We carved our pumpkins last night and Sarah’s costume is ready…  Elsa, from Frozen, of course!  Right now it’s pouring rain here, so I’m really hoping that’ll improve later tonight!

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Before I get to the goodies, I thought I’d mention that both GingerScraps and Scraps N Pieces are having all sorts of fun and games this weekend.  First BOTH stores are 50% off all weekend!

GingerScraps is doing a fun Family Game Night theme and you can get an awesome collab as a FWP in the store (Not to mention a FB hop!)

 

Scraps N Pieces has a Grateful For You theme going on, and I’ll be hosting a Bingo game and chat in the SNP chatroom on Sunday at 11 am MT.  Make sure you head over to the forum to grab your Bingo card and get it all decorated ahead of time.  I hope you’ll be able to join me!  (There’s another FB hop too!)

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I’ve got a couple of new treats for you today.  I’ve been dabbling in pocket-style scrapping and thought I’d make a couple of template set.  Of course, they’re still pretty clustery too… I can never get away from some good clustering!

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Many of the above layouts feature my new Buffet and Bits N Pieces kits which will release tomorrow.  Be sure to check back to see all of those goodies!

Now just one last thing… Facebook Hops!  I’ve got two for you.  Just head on over to my Facebook page to grab both.  You’ll want to go through all of the stops while you’re there, because both hops are pretty fantastic!

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Have an awesome DSD weekend and enjoy all the fun and games around Digiland!

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Wandering and a Little Freebie

Sometimes you need a change of scenery to gain a new perspective on a situation.  Or sometimes you just need a change of mind or heart.  We all have our moments of searching or yearning for something new, better, or different.  “Wandering” helps you express some of those thoughts and feelings in a fun and original way.  Think of it like a journey of self-discovery!  Or maybe you don’t need to dig deep and you just want to create a page about a hiking trip or nature trail…  Wandering works just fine for that too!  With fun themed elements, along with wordy bits that help express your thoughts, you’ll have a variety of ways to scrap your pages.  You’re only limited by your imagination!  Wandering is 30% off this week!

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I also have a little freebie for you.  I made up some coordinating dotted papers, which you can download below.  Enjoy!

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Have a great weekend!

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Speak Up! New CU Word Art Templates

I was working on some word art the other day to add into a new kit I’m working on, and as  I was saving them as templates so I could re-use them later I realized that if I wanted them, maybe others would too!

Don’t you just hate it when you’re scrapping with a kit and there isn’t any word art to go with it?  Fix that problem by creating some of your own!  These templates will help you whip up some perfectly coordinated word art in no time at all.  Scrappers can use papers and elements from the kit they’re working with.  Designers can create some of their own word art to put in their kits.  Easy peasy!  Speak Up word art templates are available in Circles or Flags or available as a Bundle for your convenience.  As always, new releases are 30% for the first week!

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A few of my team members whipped up some fun word art with these templates and some of my kits.  Click on the previews below to be directed to their blogs for the downloads.  (Please be patient if they’re not all posted yet!)

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Have a great weekend!

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A Bit of Personal Scrapping Time

Hi there, I’m just popping in today to show off a fun page I just made.  The other day I was browsing through my Feedly blog feed and one of my scrapping friends wrote a post about a new kit she used.  The kit is called “The Doc Is In” and it was created by Colleen of Mommy Made This.  Now, if you have young children you’ll most likely know just by the title what the kit is about!

My youngest daughter, Sarah, who is 3 1/2, is in love with Doc McStuffins.  She recently received the “Check Up” medical bag and Lambie as a gift, and we’ve had to endure endless check-ups ever since!  Nobody is immune, including the dogs!  I definitely needed to pick up this kit to scrap my pictures of Doc McSarah.

Take a look at this fun kit as well as some coordinating extras…

 

Isn’t that just the cutest kit ever?  I fell in love with it!  Check out my first page (I have many more pics like these to scrap, so I know there will be more!  (The template is from a set that I’m currently working on for DSD.  Consider this your sneak peek!)

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I made the titles myself, and in the interest of full disclosure those little Lambie, Nurse Hallie, and Stuffy characters aren’t included in the full kit due to copyright concerns (Colleen made them for her own use and was kind enough to send them to me.)  However, as you’ll see from the preview above, there are still some awesome toys included!   Colleen has also given me a coupon to share with my readers that gives you 20% off the kit and the extras too!  Wasn’t that sweet?

Here’s your code for The Doc Is In, good until Oct. 21st:     MMT_TDII_Ponytail

I also have a little freebie for you.  Click HERE or on the image below to download this fun little word art!

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Enjoy!

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October Bits ‘N Pieces from Wendy Tunison Designs

Wendy Tunison Designs has cooked up a whole batch of goodies for you for the BNP sale at SNP this week!  For the first 7 days of October, you can pick up each of these pieces for just $1.00 each!

Wendy has always been a HUGE fan of creating her own planners and customizing other planners to her needs.  She’s created a fun little Artsy Planner kit for you that includes templates in 12×12, 8.5×11 and 5.5×8.5 so you can easily print your planners or simply keep them on your computer for easy reference and documenting.  She’s created the templates in gray scale so you can easily clip any paper to the pieces and play with the blend mode to truly customize your planner to your tastes and style!  Wendy also included some fun pieces to enhance your planner in this pack that I’m sure you’ll love and find that you can include in your scrapping as well!

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Wendy has also created a couple of fun packs of Calendar Pebbles that will be great for customizing your calendar or planner or even placing on your layouts!  These fun pieces can be used as is or you can layer a color overlay on them to create a fun custom colored piece!

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In addition to those fun pebbles, Wendy created some date stamps to add to your layouts and planner that she thought would be fun and versatile enough to fit most any occasion or need.  This first set would be so much fun to use directly on a photo or on a journal card!  There are so many possibilities.  Simply clip any paper to them or use your favorite styles to fancy them up!

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The second set is a little more layerable.  Simply clip your desired paper to each of the pieces or add a style and layer these onto your layout or into your planner!  So super easy and so customizable!

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Wendy’s also created some fun washi tape because we all know how much fun that is to add to our projects!

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What’s even more fun that washi tape?  Washi tape with words on it or attached to it!  These fun strips of talking tape will make it so much fun to add a title or thought to your layout!

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Of course, if stitches are more your style than tape for fastening things down and adding a little interest, you’ll want to pick up this fabulous stitchery set!  Wendy created each of these stitches herself and you’ll not find them anywhere else.  Full of fun autumn themed pieces and some versatile words and shapes as well, this set is so much fun to use!   She’s included some buttons and scatters as well because they simply make her happy!

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Wendy has created some thought provoking journal card sets as well this month that would be so much fun to add to most any page or if you’re really brave, print them out and add them to your planners!

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While she was on the subject of page prompts, she thought she’d create some fun little word tabs too.  Well, she just couldn’t stop and ended up with a HUGE assortment of fun words to add to your layouts.  Sized at 3 inches, these would work wonderfully as a cute title piece or you could size them down a bit and spell out some fun words with them!  Wendy tried to sort them out a little by category in case you’re looking for something specific.

D Is For Dates is just that…all about the dates you might need to document or celebrate in your life!  Included are the months of the year, days of the week, numbers, and several other fun words to use when documenting specific days!

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E is for Exploration is for those of you that are looking to do a little self exploration.  Perfect for conquering all of those tough subjects and an art journaler’s dream set, you’ll find this one will make you dig a little deeper!

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H is for How is chock full of descriptive words.  These would be all of those silly adjectives we all love to use!  Use them as stand alone titles or group them together for some silly fun!

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I don’t know about you but my kids and I definitely can have some mood swings!  M is for Moody covers a wide range of moods from happy to wild and everything in between from mad to delightful!

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Looking for something to describe the people in your life?  P Is For People has all the words you’ll need to describe everyone from your mother to your tween!

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R Is For Random is just that…a whole lot of random words that could fit into perfectly any project you’re working on!

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Do you ever need a title or word bit that covers the way you’re feeling?  S Is For State Of Mind is the perfect choice for you!

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W Is For Whatever is full of all the things Wendy wanted to add that didn’t quite fit into any of the other categories.  It’s a modge podge of fun words that cover a myriad of things!  If you can’t find it anywhere else, it’s probably right here in this set!

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Of course, you may want to have some papers to play with all of this!  Wendy has created two fabulous paper packs that are mostly black and white with just a hint of yellow and grey here and there.  These sets are versatile enough to work with most anything else and so much fun for adding just that bold pop of pattern to your project!

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And finally, Wendy has created an awesome ellie pack full of clusterable pieces!  You know how much she loves to cluster and this pack has all of those pieces that make clustering so much fun!  There are plenty of flowers, leaves, and swirly things!

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Now that you’ve seen all of the fun things Wendy’s created, wouldn’t you love to see the gorgeous and clever creations our creative team has made?

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I just love all those beautiful grays and yellows, don’t you?  Here’s a better look at my two pages… Both were also made with my Hexed Vol. 2 templates.

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Have a fabulous day!

Witch’s Brew and Freebies Too!

“When witches go riding,

And black cats are seen,

The moon laughs and whispers,

‘Tis near Halloween.”

- Author Unknown

Are your little witches ready to brew up some fun this Halloween? Decorate your pages with these bright colors, super cute witches and all their friends! Something so cute can’t be wicked… or can it?

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I happened to come across this funny little cartoon as I was looking for the little poem above.  It cracked me up, so I thought I’d share it here with you.  I have a friend who calls herself a Witch, albeit somewhat jokingly, and actively practices Wicca.  She’s one of the nicest people I know… a real Earth Mother, who grows her own veggies and tries to live very naturally.

Now, on to the goodies!  For the GS Buffet this month, the colors just screamed Halloween to me, and since it’s that time of year I thought I’d create some fun little witches and critters to adorn your pages.  So here’s my own little Witch’s Brew for you… and don’t forget that they’re all 50% off the first week!

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The bundle will be available later on, but for this first week it’s a way better deal to grab the individual parts are 50% off.

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And now a couple of freebies for you.  The first you can grab on my FACEBOOK page…

It’s a set of date stick blanks that match Witch’s Brew.  (There’s a dated one in the element pack.)

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And next I have this fun little bonus journal card for you right here!

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Enjoy, and have a “wickedly” wonderful week!

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