Monday, September 1, 2014

September at Scraps N Pieces

By all these lovely tokens September days are here,
With summer's best of weather,
And autumn's best of cheer.
~ Helen Hunt Jackson

For most of us here in the States and Canada, September usually marks the beginning of cooler weather, the return of school, and making memories with falling leaves, apple cider, and football. Wherever you live, we hope you share those memories with us at Scraps N Pieces.

S is for School is our newest store collab, and the designers have outdone themselves...again! The awesome colors, elements, tags, and fun papers will make your school scrapbooks complete. Don't forget if you create a layout using the collab kit, post it to the Collab challenge and earn some forum points. Grab the kit, just the quickpages, or the bundle of both!
The first of the month means a new set of awesome Bits N Pieces products, and we promise our designers do not disappoint this month. This month's theme is all about learning and knowledge, and the variety in the products is just amazing. Don't forget if you create a layout using any of the September BnP products, post it to the September BnP challenge and earn some forum points! Grab each of these for just $1 during the first week of release (after that they go back to full price). The image is linked to the BnP category in the store.
All you current and future designers definitely need to grab the new September CU grab bag, especially for any fun school-themed kits.  Grab Graph It at 30% off!
Hopefully after the school routines are set and between all the activities of September, you can find a few hours to hang out at a Speed Scrap.  Check out the schedule below.  Be sure to check the forum for the place - could be in the forum chatroom or on our store Facebook page.


School Days

Can you believe it's already September? It seems like just yesterday it was the beginning of summer, now summer is unofficially coming to a close.

I'm really excited about my newest products. They're part of the the September Bits N Pieces collection at Scraps N Pieces. This month's theme is learning and knowledge and I immediately knew what I wanted to do: a school-themed line of products that would work for education at any age.

First up: the paper pack. This pack includes 24 papers (17 patterned, seven solid). There's a nice mix of school-themed patterns (cork, map, composition notebook, ruler, numbers, alpha, handwriting practice and grid) as well as general papers (retro circles, houndstooth, geometric patterns, argyle, dots and chevrons).
I also created a separate cardstock pack this month. The pack includes seven cardstocks each with a different texture.
The element pack includes 50 unique elements. The element pack includes both school-themed elements (atom, bookplate, bookstack, chalk, chalkboard, clock, crayon, eraser, flashcard, glue stick, highlighter, light bulb, owl, pen, pencil, pie chart, pushpin, ruler, scissors and sharpener) as well as general elements (bows, ribbons, buttons, frames, tags & journal spots, string, tape, flowers, leaves, ricrac and more.
Finally, there is a coordinating alpha pack. It's actually three alphas in one. There's a cork alpha, a grid paper alpha and a silver outline alpha, as seen in the example below.
This allows you to mix and the alphas to create whatever style you'd like.

From now through Sunday, September 7, you can pick up each pack for just $1. That's right--just $1 for each of the four packs. Don't miss it!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fun Font Friday and more


Ready for the weekend? I, for one, am really, really glad it's a three-day weekend. (Well, it is here in the States.) I spent most of one day last weekend at the Great Minnesota Get-Together (a.k.a. the Minnesota State Fair). It was fun and I got what I wanted while I was there (Big Fat Bacon) which is a quarter pound of seasoned, maple-glazed bacon on a stick. It. Is. Delicious.

OK. Enough about bacon.

Tomorrow is Saturday and that means Super Saturday Sales at Scraps N' Pieces. I've put the Me, Myself & I kit and card pack on sale. You can pick up the kit for just $2.
The coordinating card pack is just $1.
Let's get to this week's fun font, shall we?

This week's fun font is Ventography. It's a brush script font that has a retro feel to it. One of the things I like about it is that it's readable. (I'm all about readability.) The download includes uppercase, lowercase and punctuation. No numbers included with this one unless you purchase the full font. Sorry.
You can download the font here.

There is also a storewide sale this weekend at Scraps N Pieces. The store will be 50% off Friday-Monday. It's a great time to pick up those items you've had on your wish list.
Have a great weekend and happy scrapping!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sneak peek: School Days


Want a sneak peek at the newest collection, School Days, headed your way on Monday? Here's a look at the goodies before they're officially released.
Stop by Monday for the full reveal and some creative inspiration.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fun Font Friday


Ready for the weekend? I am so ready! I'm kicking it off in style at a social media breakfast this morning. Tomorrow, I've got plans with friends. And Sunday I get to go to one of my favorite events of the year: The Minnesota State Fair. I. Can't. Wait.

This week's fun font is Langdon. It's a single case font but the way it was created, the "lowercase" letters include a shadow (as seen in Fun and Friday below). It's a clean, easily readable font that's a great choice when you need something to stand out.
You can download the font here.

Have a great weekend and happy scrapping!