Monday, July 28, 2008

M.I.A. sale at Pretty Scrappy

Hi everyone! I am making some huge improvements to Pretty Scrappy and adding several team members, and with all the work that I am going to be doing I will not have time to design anything new for the time being. This process shouldn't take longer than a week, but I promise when I return I will make sure you all get a HUGE freebie for your patience!

In the meantime... I am having a M.I.A. sale for 25% off all of my items at Pretty Scrappy for the duration of my blog absence! Click here for my stuff

Here are a couple previews of my top 5 hottest sellers:

Live: Elements Mega-Pack Weeks 1-6 by Pretty Scrappy **S4H ok!**
Sale: $7.49
Save: 25% off
If you have been keeping up with my blog, I have been giving away different parts to this kit and also the "Laugh" and "Love Super Mega-Kits almost every day. This set includes every item from the "Live" collection for the first six weeks. Also included as a bonus is a 12x12 quick-page only available in this set! Here is a list of the items included... ABC bragbook pages A-E, Button Flowers Sets 1 & 2, Flowers Set 1, Origami Frames Set, Ribbon Rings Set, Sequined Flower Pack, and Quick Page 1. In total there are 5 brag-book pages, 3 frames, 1 quick-page, and 35 elements Make sure and bookmark my blog to keep up with all the freebie fun!

Laugh: 123 Brag Book by Pretty Scrappy **S4H ok!**
Sale: $3.74
Save: 25% off
12 brag-book pages sized 4x6. There are so many uses for these pages including: Baby's first year... month by month, Through the years... age 1-12, Top 12 favorites, January through December... Year at a glance. Scroll down to see each page. Enjoy! S4H and S4O ok!!!

Love: Patterned Papers by Pretty Scrappy **S4H OK!**
Sale: $2.24
Save: 25% off
Coordinates with the "Love" ABC kit

Bright & Shiny Mega Kit by Pretty Scrappy **S4H ok!**
Sale: $4.49
Save: 25% off
This huge mega-kit comes with over 100mb of cheerfully bright papers and elements!15 papers including 5 solid, 5 textured and 5 patterned. 3 frames, 5 fabric buttons, 5 shiny plastic buttons, 5 ribbons, 7 colored chrome brads, 5 colored chrome hearts, 5 metallic hearts, 1 wavy brad border, 1 bright and wavy page border, 1 hanging hearts embellie, 1 "bling" alpha, 5 button adorned shiny bows, and a cute pinwheel made with buttons and bows. All papers and quickpages are created in 12x12 format at 300 dpi for absolute highest quality.

Customizable Text Overlays by Pretty Scrappy **CU ok!**
Sale: $2.99
Save: 25% off
3 overlays in PSD format for typing whatever you would like. Also great for the Live, Laugh & Love Mega-Kits to create ABC layouts. Just change the "A" to a "B," etc. and simply layer over your favorite paper to create awesome ABC papers. Commercial Use ok! No credit required!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

"Love" BOW-nanza! Vol. 1

I have a funny story to share with you about my little girls. So my husband was on the phone with a client and I was busy on the computer when my 9 month old was sitting on the floor facing him. She is pretty noisy and I was trying to get her to come closer to me and she wasn't paying any mind to my calling her. So I told my 2 year old that was playing with her "Get your sister's attention." She stands up and starts looking all around the baby and looks up with her hands in the air and asks "Where attention go?" ha ha ha ha ha! She was looking for "attention" to get like I asked! he he he, It was sooo cute.

Here is your freebie!

Friday, July 25, 2008

"Laugh" BOW-nanza! Vol. 1

So the grand total was 31 comments on yesterday's post. What is the big secret? The number of comments you all made is the percentage off that I am giving you all for 24 hours only! SO thanks to my awesome fans, EVERYTHING in my shop is 31% off for the next 24 hours!!! Woo-hoo! Thank you all soooooo much for the comments! What a great feeling!

Here is your freebie of the day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"Live" BOW-nanza! Vol. 1

I am so excited for several reasons! Julie P. made a Pretty Scrappy stalker blinkie and it completely pulled me out of the designer blues! :) It's people like you that keep these freebies coming!

PLUS!!! A few days ago I received this super-cool blog award from Julie P. (thanks stalker! lol) and Ginger of Ginger Scraps

The rules of the award are:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.

Here are my nominations:

Angie's Asylum

Suzee Q's Stuff

Ikea Goddess

Just Passin' Thru

Scrap Stew Sue

Strictly Reveal

Racketty Scrappety

Shriner's kids need your help!!! I feel very proud for the Pretty Scrappy design team to be involved in the design of this awesome kit. All proceeds from the sale of this kit will be donated to Shriner's children's hospital in Chicago. There are 385 elements and over 120 papers. You can pick up a little freebie word art here.

My daughter was VERY well cared for at the Shriner's Burn Center for children and there are no words to describe the personalized care she received. They are amazing and run 100% off of donations. My daughter looked forward to going to her appointments so she could talk to the teddy bear that the doctor would use to talk to her!

And last but not least, Part 1 of the huge 2-part BOW-nanza!!! Click the preview to pick it up free!!!

Post a comment here if you are a fan of Pretty Scrappy! I have something really special in store for you all! The goal is 100 posts! You'll find out why tomorrow. he he he

Post a comment here if you are a fan of Pretty Scrappy! I have something really special in store for you all! The goal is 100 posts! You'll find out why tomorrow. he he he

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I bet the loyal Pretty Scrappy fans out there have been wondering where I've been. I don't even know where to start, lol. In a nutshell... We went to the circus, I have been having dizzy spells from the vertigo, a couple low blood sugar attacks, my husband's grandmother came to visit us in TX from Cali, countless dr. visits, my mother-in law had a birthday, and so did my brother-in-law, my husband and I have been working out our own personal issues that just came to a head yesterday, and I have been getting collab kits ready from the Pretty Scrappy design team. Whew!

My 2 year old had soooo much fun at the circus, and has been talking non-stop about it! All I have heard in the last 24 hours is: (and I quote) "Mama, Tiger dancing! Mama, Pucky Bog (puppy dog) jump reeeeeel high! Mama, pucky bog slide, wheeee! On tummy! he he he! And and, El-phant! And, and, and, and, and, mama, mama, mama, mama, Chloe like it!" lol!!!

I will be making up some freebies for you tonight, so look for them soon!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Download Issues

For anyone that had issues downloading yesterday...

Apparently the server was being overloaded from having so many customers in the store at one time. I have put in my request to upgrade to a larger server and this process will be complete within the next 24-48 hours. In the meantime... Downloads work, and you can get in and get your freebies! If it gives you an error message then try again later. Thanks for being patient with this and I will ensure you all get your freebies. If you run out of download attempts, feel free to "re-order."

Thanks for all the nice comments and emails! This vertigo thing is crazy, but at least it's a mild case. You all are too sweet!

Well we are off to see the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus today. It should be fun, especially because my 2 year old is so into animals right now.]]

I will be posting more freebies tonight.

Love: ABC brag book: F

Here is part two of the freebies today...

"Laugh" ABC brag book: F

I am so sorry I missed yesterday's freebie, so I am posting both the "Laugh" and "Love" bragbook pages today. I just found out I have positional vertigo, so I have been in and out of the doctors office today and yesterday. Has anyone ever had any experiences with this? The medication has me super drowsy and I need to get some sleep, so without further ado... Here's your freebie. The "Love" page will follow on a separate post.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Live: ABC bragbook "F"

Wow, thanks for all the replies to the photo editing position. My husband is going through all of your finished photos and let me tell you, there are a lot! Thanks a bunch! I'm trying to finish designing a huge wedding album right now, so I'll make this snappy! Here is your freebie...

Monday, July 14, 2008

Love: Eyelet Ribbons

I hate to post and run but I am designing a wedding album that a customer put a rush on for my husband's photography business. OH! That reminds me...

We are looking for someone that would like to do photo editing. He has 2 editors now, but he would like to replace one of them for someone who has more time to devote to it. He is staying pretty busy and shoots about 1 wedding and 2-3 photo sessions per week and is backed up a couple weeks in photos. Here is what the job would entail...

Must have a way to edit RAW photos (CR2) from a Canon 40D (Photoshop Lightroom preferred)

Sort through the photos and delete the bad ones using your own judgment.

Perform basic edits (exposure, white balance, noise reduction, etc)

Return the photos back via FTP (will train) with quick turnaround.

Pay is .20 per photo (paypal preferred but not mandatory)

Email me if you are interested and I will send you a link to download a few pictures for you to edit and send back to me. I'm happy to answer any questions as well. Here is my email:

Here is your freebie!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Gift Certificate for Kiere's Creations

Kiere's Creations has a great coupon that she would like to share with you all:

Laugh: Folded Ric-Rac

The forum is back up and running after 2 days of working on it, yay!!! I still don't know how it got messed up, but all that matters is that it is open. Come in and say hello!

Here is the latest freebie from "Laugh"

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Meet our 2 new designers!

The server has been having issues for the past couple of days, so I will get back to posting freebies for you all as soon as it is fixed. The shop is working fine, it's the gallery and forum having issues. So feel free to shop around and download all the current freebies here.

I want to introduce our 2 new designers here at Pretty Scrappy...

Creations by Rachael and by God's design!

Check out their stuff! They both are super-talented and Rachael's stuff is 30% off this weekend only for her grand opening!

Backyard Summer by Creations By Rachael -S4H

Sale: $2.63
Save: 30% off

This kit is great for Summer layouts, but is versatile enough for any you want to do with it. Includes 11 Solid Papers, 11 Patterned Papers, 8 Bows, 8 Brads, 1 Butterfly, 1 Cloud, 1 Grass Element, 5 Ice Cream Cones, 2 Tags, 1 Kite, 1 Wave Element, 6 Flowers, 5 Frames, 2 Mats, 2 Journaling Tags, 10 Ribbons, 1 Folded Ribbon and 2 Upper Case Alphas. For a total of 22 Papers, 2 Alphas and 54 Elements.

Sandy Daze by Creations by Rachael -S4H

Sale: $3.50
Save: 30% off

Great kit for those beach layouts. This is a large kit with over 30 papers, 2 Alphas and 70+ Elements. 6 Boys Swimsuits, 6 Womens Swimsuits, 6 Girls Swimsuits, 14 Flowers, 2 Palm Trees, 2 Flip Flops, 3 Sand Pails, 2 Sand Castles, 2 Pair of Sunglasses, 1 Beach Ball, 1 Shovel, 1 Sun, 2 Bottles of Lotion, 2 Umbrellas, 1 Dolphin, 1 Whale, 1 Chair in 4 Colors, 7 Shells, 7 Surfboards, 1 Red Alpha w/ Full Uppercase Number and Symbols, 1 Green Alpha w/ Full Uppercase Number and Symbols.

Designer Resource Grab Bag #3 by God's design CU

Designer Resource Grab Bag #3 by God's design! This grab bag contains several designer resource products created with the style you've come to expect from by God's design! This grab bag contains all new product never offered before by God's design and includes the brand new Shake'R Number 2 in her already most popular and versatile Shake'R Series of her Designer Resource products! There are no program-specific products in this grab bag which makes this available for use across various design platforms / software!

Designer Resource Shake'R Series #1: Shake'R Tail Feather CU

Introducing the new designer resource product line brought to you by God's design: The Shake'R Series! Each Shake'R will be the pieces and parts in .png format that can be utilized to "built" a particular character, object, animal, and so forth! If you can't draw but would like to make the cute characters that are so popular in the kits you see around, look no further. This is your resource! Inspired by a designer who "can't draw a stick figure to save her life," (that would be Melanie herself!) by God's design came up with a creative way to make specific character elements for her designs and now shares that secret with you in the form of her new Shake'R Series. Shake'R's can be utilized to give you a starting point to build your own character however you like! You can use the pieces you like; substitute other product you have on hand; or create new pieces to make this your own. Shake'R Tail Feather: This is the first product offered in her series, and within 24 hours of hitting the stores, it became her best selling designer resource product! This product is so versatile. You can double or triple the feathers to give a fuller tail or head feather piece. You can switch out or add in other elements in your own collection. In her example, Melanie used a gem for the eye and doubled the feathers. You can also substitute ribbons for the legs or other elements for wings, beak, etc. Switch out swirls or flourishes for the tail feathers all together! All you have to do is use your imagination! Shake'R Tail Feather is destined to become an immediate favorite in your own design and digital scrapbooking resources. The ease of use and versatility of this product also makes this a perfect tool not only for designers, but for the regular digital scrapbooker for her layouts as well! The simple designer resource Terms of Use by God's design will keep you coming back again and again for her designer resource products!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Live: Clustered Paper Edge

Has it been 6 weeks already? I have compiled the last 6 weeks of freebies into one huge pack and for a limited time it is on sale for 50% off! Even if you only missed a couple freebies this would be a steal! I have also included in this set, the Live quick-page that was given away only to those of you that linked me on your blogs. Hurry! Pick this whole set up for only $5 for a very limited time!

Now on with the freebie!!!

Click the preview

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cool Freebie!

Thanks Krysten for showing me this cool freebie! This would go great with the Live Laugh and Love kits! Click the preview to get it from Brittany at Ahhh Scrap!

Pretty Snappy by Pretty Scrappy

I'll be posting a new freebie for you all later tonight, but for now I finally decided to put together something new. It is called Pretty Snappy, lol. Read on to see how you can get 5 customized snaps FREE for a (very) limited time!

This versatile set includes 175 snaps with assorted phrases.

***SPECIAL*** For a limited time only. For each purchase I will customize up to 5 snaps with whatever you want them to say! When you checkout, list your 5 choices in the comments section and I will send them to you within 24 hours (sometimes within minutes, I live at my computer, lol)

***BONUS*** I will include 30 popular names for FREE! That's 215 total snaps! Here is the list of names included: Abigail, Aiden, Andrew, Anthony, Ava, Casey, Chloe, Christopher, Daniel, Elizabeth, Emily, Emma, Ethan, Hannah, Isabella, Jacob, Jayden, cJennifer, Joshua, Madison, Matthew, Michael, Michelle, Noah, Olivia, Sophia, Steve, William, Zane, Zoe

This set is all-inclusive! Here's an idea of some of the phrases you will find in this set. All the signs of the zodiac, Each month of the year, years 2005-2011, 1-12 months old, 1-12 years old, letters of the alphabet, and tons of miscellaneous phrases!

Here are a few to give you an idea: My Little Man, My Little Girl, This is my Life, Little Princess, Little Big Boy, All About Me, Gotta Love Me, Live Laugh Love, One Day Old, One Week Old, Life's A Beach, Sisters For Life, I am so Loved, 90% Angel, 10% Devil, Splish Splash, Taking a Bath, Friends Forever, Apple of my Eye, Butterfly Kisses, Little Cutie Pie, FAMILY, FRIENDS, MEMORIES, sweet dreams, sleepy head, my little one, it's play time, whatcha lookin' at, i'm a BIG girl, i'm a BIG boy, sweet as candy, starlight, starbright, i'm a big kid now, party time, celebrate... Just to name a few!!!

Only 2.99
Click here

Monday, July 7, 2008

100th post celebration!

Woo-hoo! It's post 100 here at the Pretty Scrappy blog! To celebrate, I am giving each of my loyal readers a $1 coupon for anything in my shop. This excludes other designers. so click here and enter coupon code 100 at checkout for your gift of 100 pennies for 100 posts!

Here's the newest addition to the shop

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Pretty Scrappy's very first newsletter!

Sorry I can't give you all your freebie today. I was up all night (it's 4am) creating the very first Pretty Scrappy newsletter. Here is a preview of the "subscriber only" freebie included in the newsletter. If you missed it and didn't subscribe in time for this one, you can find the heart frames below in the shop for only .50 (today only) After that it will be .99. Click the preview.

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Here is a link to see the current newsletter. Freebie links are available only to subscribers.

And just a reminder today is the very last day of our storewide sale. Make sure you stock up now. It will be quite some time before we have another sale this big!!!

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Friday, July 4, 2008

"Laugh" ABC brag book: E

This post is coming at you a little early as we are getting ready to take the kids to go see the fireworks. I hope you all have a great 4th of July!

Click here to download

Thursday, July 3, 2008

"Live" ABC bragbook: E

Wow, has anyone ever had a CAT scan done? Let me tell you... That was definitely an experience. I have been having horrible back pains and the x-rays weren't showing anything, so they sent me for a CT scan. They had me on a IV and injected my with an Iodine "contrast medium" and I laid down on the bed inside this huge donut. When the machine started, all of a sudden I could feel this intensely warm heat originating from my heart and spreading through my body. Now this was a totally weird sensation as it was warm in the core of my body, not the surface at all. I was the only one in the room due to the radiation, so I started to freak out! I said "Hello??? What's going on? Something's not right!!!" So they came on the intercom and asked if I was feeling warm, and they told me it was normal. Come on! You could have warned me! lol Anyway, after I knew that feeling was normal the rest was a breeze. Well enough about me... On with the freebies!

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"Love" Elements: Part 8

Thanks for all the nice comments you left. I'm not going to let it get to me... I am however going to put all my freebies in the store from now on. I know this is a little more work on your part, but at least I know my stuff is more secure. I hope you all understand. I am happy to finally make some tags to go with this kit though! Here you go, have fun!!! I can't wait to see some layouts! Click the preview to take you there!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I've been pirated!

Hi guys. I'm so sorry but I won't be posting a freebie tonight. Apparently someone has taken my work, put their name on my previews and called them theirs. Ugh! Sooooo I'll be dealing with this for the rest of the night. Sorry!!!

"Laugh" Elements: Part 6

I'm really excited to share with you all these ribbon wraps. I could put wraps on every picture on every layout I do and be happy! lol The photo is of my little Chloe when she was about 18 months old. (she's 2 now) Her newest thing is referring to herself in 3rd person. It is so cute. I ask her "How does that taste?" She replies with "Chloe like it!" lol!!! If only she knew just how cute she was!

Well here is your freebie!

Click here to download