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October 31, 2013

DSD Sale, Freebies & More!

I'm here today with a lot of information but I want to make sure you don't miss any exciting Digital Scrapbook Day stuff...so bear with me!

First things first, there is a BIG sale going on at Scrap Orchard and all of my products (including 5 new releases) are included in the sale!


Here are the 5 new products (plus one set of Recyclables) that have just been released in my store. I think there is something for everyone!







Make sure you tag along on the Oh Snap Facebook Train. The Scrap Orchard designers have put together a fabulous FREE kit...just hop on through everyone's facebook page and grab their freebie.


If you hop on over to mine this is what you'll get:


Don't forget the Scrap Orchard Forum Event. I know for a fact that if you check out the 8am challenge you can snag up another freebie from me. If you participate in that challenge you'll get another free template!


Last but not least, here's a free template just to get you started this weekend! Click on the picture to download.
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Hope you all have fun this weekend!
-Liz

P.S. The winner from Monday's giveaway was Bernadette G. She won all of the new products listed above! Come back Monday for another Sneak Peek & Giveaway!




October 30, 2013

My Latest Pages

Here are my latest pages. I've scrapped a lot of doubles this month as well as  a few "art journal" type pages.

Bold Double Templates
In the Forest by Scrap Orchard Designers
I'm trying to finish up my 2012 album. I was on a roll with these double pagers, but I still have a way to go to finish up my 2012 album.

Bold Double Templates
A Day Out by the Scrap Orchard Designers

Bold Double Templates
Kit by Bella Gypsy Designs
These two pages (the above and below) make me so happy! Actually, most of my pages make me happy but there was just so much joy those first few days we were all together.

Bold Double Templates
Delightful by Designs by Megan Turndige
 And a special 1 year later page. This one also makes me very happy.

Double Monthly Challenge Templates 10
Hard Candy Alpha and Happy Travels by Tickled Pink Studio
Celebrate Everything by Bella Gypsy Designs
I did a little something different with this page. Sometimes I like to change up my clean, simple way of scrapping and do a little something fun with my photos. I just knew I needed to scrap this photo I took of my daughter's drawing a little bit differently than my normal way. I love how it turned out.

Make It Snappy October Templates (available in my store soon!)
I Heart Dad by Big Dream Designs
 
More 2012 photos. I love that I was able to include so many photos on one page. It really encompasses our weekend away.

October Template on the Scrap Orchard Blog
Spunky Chick by Laura Banasiak Designs
 Then a sweet family photo page. These pictures were taken in 2012....still have to fix that date!
October Template Challenge in my SwL Group
All Organic by Sugary Fancy Designs
We had a lot of special moment sin our household the last few months. Whenever I have journaling that tells a story or conveys more of my emotions I like to put it on more of an "art journal" type page.

Artsy Journal Templates 3
Mr. Little Man by Sugary Fancy Designs

Artsy Journal Templates 3
Be True by Tracie Stroud Designs

Artsy Journal Templates 3
Sorrow by Tracie Stroud Designs
So, there are the latest pages I've scrapped. How are you doing with your scrapping this year?
-Liz

October 28, 2013

Win 5 NEW Products! DSD is Coming!


Digital Scrapbook Day is coming up. Are you excited? I sure am. I have 5 new products releasing in the store with an awesome sale and lots of freebies! Enter the giveaway below and you could win all of my new products.

The more you spend the more you save!

And don't forget the awesome Forum Event over at Scrap Orchard.
They'll be one FREE template from me over there with a chance to win another one!

Make sure you don't miss SO's facebook train...it's going to be amazing!


Come back to the blog on Thursday because I'm kicking off DSD by starting you all off with a free template! I'll also announce the winner of my new releases.
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October 25, 2013

Keepin' It Real Double Templates 2

Keepin' It Real Double Templates 2 is a set of multi-photo digital scrapbook templates with simple blocked clipping masks and just a bit of decoration. They make for beautiful pages that come together easily. The fist set of this style was very popular, and some of us on the creative team were asking for more. Liz obliged us. If doubles aren't your style, all of these designs work fine as single pages (and the singles are included in the download so you don't have to split them apart yourself). Keepin' It Real Double Templates 2 are 20% off through October 31, 2013.



October 24, 2013

Week 42: A Confession

Weekly Project Templates 11
Capture Life: October by Tracie Stroud
Hard Candy Alpha by Tickled Pink Studio

A few things about week 42 - I forgot to upload 4 of my instagram photos. There they were just sitting on my phone, guess I got sidetracked by four little cuties. Also, I'm glad I carry my phone everywhere. I'm sure I said to my husband (at least a dozen times this week), Awww man, I forgot my camera! Every picture I took this week was with my phone. I didn't pick up my DSLR once. Oh well....I did manage to get 7 photos from every day of the week. That's all that matters, right?

This week included my 2 youngest playing together a lot (as their older sisters were busy...with older sister stuff), my 6 year old making huge leaps in her reading skills (yay!), some snuggles (always snuggles), a beautiful moon, a 5k with my two older girls to benefit our local Pregnancy Care Center, some cows taking a bath in the river and lastly, my 2 youngest, once again, showing me that they are best buds when their two older sisters aren't there to interfere. What are they going to do when Matthew comes along? Memorable times...and I have it all down on a scrapbook page to help me remember it all.

-Liz

P.S. The winner from Monday's giveaway is Patty Rm. She won my new Keepin' It Real Double Templates 2. Be sure to check them out in the store. They are 20% off for the next week.

October 23, 2013

SwL Re-Cap - Don't Miss Anything!

Since you’re reading this post, I know you’re a fan, but are you connected and taking advantage of all of my contests, giveaways and freebies?  With so many different ways to access my products I decided to give you a recap of everything going on at Scrapping with Liz...just to make sure you don’t miss any of the fun!

NEWSLETTER:
Firstly, you need to make sure you are signed up for is my newsletter. My weekly newsletter highlights all that I have going on...new products, sales, freebies, challenges, blog posts, etc... Plus I usually have an exclusive coupon in there for my newsletter subscribers! It's an easy way to keep up with me...just open up your email and there you go.

FACEBOOK:
This is a great place to check in on a daily basis. Facebook posts include things like what's going on in the digital scrapbook world, sales, freebies, links to challenges and more. Every couple of months, you'll find a new fan FREEBIE template (don't miss the one that is there now!) Stop by to catch up on the latest chatter or respond to pole questions. The only bad thing about Facebook is that it doesn't always show up in your feed so you could possibly miss something, that's why it's a good idea to be plugged in through my newsletter.

SWL FACEBOOK GROUP:
I've just recently started an SwL facebook group. This group is for anyone who is an SwL (Scrapping with Liz) template fan. I love when members share their pages made with SwL Templates. There's even a monthly challenge where you can earn $$$ to my store! It's a great place to ask questions, get advice and inspiration.

MIS TEMPLATE CHALLENGE:
On the first Saturday of every month join my Make-It-Snappy Template Challenge. Tracy (one of my wonderful Creative Team Members) hosts it for me each month in the Scrap Orchard forum. If you've never been to an MIS they are a lot of fun. Similar to a speed scrap, Tracy gives you a set of instructions which you follow to scrap a page using one of my templates. Simple and fun!. If you complete the challenge you'll get a FREE exclusive template from me! Plus one person will win $5 to my store!

*There will not be a MIS in November due to Digital Scrapbook Day on November 2nd. There will be a LOT of other fun activities planned. You won't want to miss it. I'll be keep you updated on Facebook and in the newsletter.

BLOG HAPPENINGS:

WEEKLY SNEAK PEEK AND GIVEAWAY:
If you've been a blog reader for a while you probably know that I have a sneak peek and giveaway on my blog almost every Monday. You'll get a sneak peek of what's coming up in my store and a chance to win it!

TEMPLATE REVISITED CHALLENGE:
On the first Tuesday of every month I have a Template Revisited Challenge right here on my blog. I take one of my really old templates and revamp it. Your challenge is to scrap a page with the FREE template and share it with us. One random winner gets $5 to my store, but everyone who participates gets a little something for playing along!

GALLERY STAND OUT:
On the 2nd Tuesday of the month you'll find a Gallery Stand Out post. My team picks out some fabulous layouts from the Scrap Orchard gallery and we highlight them here on the blog. Vote for your favorite, then come back on the last Tuesday of the month to see who won. Nominees, winners and voters all win something!

SO BLOG TEMPLATE:
Last, but not least, on the 3rd Tuesday of every month you can snag another FREE template from me on the Scrap Orchard Blog!

Throughout the week you'll find other blog posts. I typically write about things like my weekly Instagram pages, new products, adoption updates, tutorials and tips, etc...

Shwew! I hope I didn't forget anything...and I'm hoping you haven't been missing anything.
-Liz




October 21, 2013

Sneak Peek, Giveaway & More!

I have a couple of "sneak peeks" to give you today. The first one is my new template pack that will be releasing later this week. You are going to love this set if you like scrapping pages with lots of photos! Enter the giveaway below. I'll be announcing the winner Thursday on my blog.



The second sneak peek is just a little taste of what Scrap Orchard has up their sleeve for Digital Scrapook Day (November 2nd). You are not going to want to miss it. Just from me you'll have a chance to get 4 free templates! So make sure you mark your calendars.


-Liz


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October 19, 2013

Art Journal Page: Why We Chose International

Artsy Journal Templates 3
Sorrow by Tracie Stroud Designs
Since starting our adoption journey, I’ve been asked several times why we chose international adoption over domestic adoption. Sometimes it's friends asking this question (in earnest) and sometimes it's skeptics. I can get very....hmmm, passionate about this question. I want to say, "A child is a child no matter where they are!"

I decided to make a digital Art Journal page about how we chose international adoption. I always like to Art Journal about things I'm passionate about. It helps me to get my emotions down on paper. I'm not much of a writer so I think that the creative process of making the Art Journal page really adds to the emotions I'm trying convey in my writing.

Here is the journaling from my page:

How We Chose International Adoption:

When we started our adoption journey we researched….we researched a lot, but mostly focused on domestic adoption. We even signed up to go to a Domestic Adoption Seminar. Through our research we found that there are actually more people waiting to adopt domestically then internationally. There are also more restrictions put on families who already have bio-children. Regardless, we were still going to go to the seminar. The seminar was about 3 hours away. We made arrangements for a babysitter and even reserved a hotel room….we might as well make a nice getaway out of it! The week before the seminar we found out that something fell through with the domestic part of the seminar, and they were going to have an international agency there instead. We already had the babysitter and the hotel, why not!? Well, of course, after going we became very open to international adoption. Honestly, we just wanted to give an orphaned child a home and a family. Through this turn of events (which we believe was totally God ordained) we started our journey to adopt from China.

I love my husband’s saying when we discuss this question, “Where do your borders lie?” Personally, my love for orphaned children does not stop at the United States border but extends to all corners of the world.

That is our story. I'm sure everyone's stories are different. 

Here are some statistics we found during our research. It is heartbreaking.


-There are over 400,000 children in the United States living without families in temporary foster homes. 115,000 of these children are eligible for adoption.

-Around the world there are 153 million orphans. 17,900,000 of those orphans have lost BOTH of their parents and are living in orphanages or on the streets.


No matter how you look at it all of these children need a home...no matter where they are.
There is definitely much more I could say on the matter but I'll stop there.

-Liz

P.S. If you want to read a little bit more about domestic vs. international adoption I think this blog post is very informative. 

October 18, 2013

Artsy Journal Templates 3

Artsy Journal Templates 3 have hit the Market. These are digital scrapbook templates in a free from and playful style that has plenty of space reserved for your storytelling. You will find lots of angled layers and doodles and stamps. You can also use these without the journaling - see some of the team examples below. Artsy Journal Templates 3 are 20% Off through October 24, 2013.



Thanks for stopping by!

October 17, 2013

Week 41

Weekly Project Templates 11
Capture Life: October by Tracie Stroud
Hard Candy Alpha by Tickled Pink Studio
I'm loving the color of fall on my Week 41 Page. We are just getting into fall like weather here in North Carolina although non of my pictures really show it.

This week included a pic of Emmie and her friend showing off a tote bag they made in sewing class, a note to Ashlyn from Kyla, snuggle time, make-up time, wake-up call time, playground time and game time. I'm hoping next week will include more fall activities....maybe we'll go pumpkin picking. That will go great with the colors of this Capture Life kit.

-Liz

P.S. Timberlyn was the winner from Monday's Blog Post. She won my new Artsy Journal Templates 3. Congratulations!

October 16, 2013

Journal Card Inspiration

There has been a new trend in the digital scrapbook (and traditional scrapbook) world the last year or so. Have you heard of pocket scrapping, journal cards, or Project Life? I love journal cards but I don't use them in the traditional Project Life way. I thought I would show you some different ways to use all of those fabulous journal cards you see out there. 

Let's get started. All pages are linked for full credits.

On this page I used a journal card in place of a photo.


There was a spot here for a paper and some journaling. I just added a cute journal card.


 I just slipped some journal cards under the frame here. It added a great title and a place for some journaling.


 I used an InstaLife Card on this page. The square one worked perfectly in the photo spot.

I added a journal card here where the journaling was placed on the template.

 This template had the perfect spot for some journal cards! I used lots of them.

My Creative Team also likes to use them. Here are some of the pages they made using Journal Cards. Can you spot them all?

by Tiffany

by Tiffany

By Jenn

By Tracy

By Tracy

By Tracy

By Christine

By Donna

By Donna
Take those Journal Cards and add them to photo spots, journaling spots, or a paper spot on a template. There are lots of different things you can do with these cards.

-Liz

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