Thursday, October 15, 2009

A little help from my friends...

I need some help and it will only take 2 seconds of your time. Please click the banner below to visit this band's website to help my sister win a contest and I will be totally grateful! :) All it takes is to click and I promise it's not spam. Thanks in advance!!!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Take it all for $10 plus 2 freebies!

Yep... for my last 2 days only, you can snag everything in my store for only $10! I am taking a break from designing to go to school so take what you want for a buck each or everything for only 10 bucks. All my products are S4H ok, web use ok, and a few CU ok. This deal ends tomorrow and most of these items will never be released again! Click below to get it now.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Accordion Album + Dollar Day!

Jas of jscrapbug created this amazing Accordion Album using my Splish Splash kit and was kind enough to let me sell it to help raise money for school supplies and books! What a sweetheart! Check out her store and blog. Oh, and guess what??? It's on sale for only $1.00 as is everything else in my store for my retirement sale! Click the preview to go to my store.

It's Dollar Day at Pretty Scrappy... today only, tons of items are marked down to $1.00. Click the preview to see what I have on sale.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Yes, it's official. I am leaving the design world. But not forever... I will be back after I finish school, most likely in January.

The past 2 years has been quite a journey and I am going to miss it while I am gone, but most of all I am going to miss all of you! You know who you are... you are the ones that stuck by and kept coming back throughout 2 deaths in my family, and Hurricane Ike turning our lives upside down for several months in 2008. I haven't told you enough how much I appreciated all the comments and support you have given me. THANK YOU!!!

Next month I will be going back to school to finish off the degree I started on years ago. If all goes well I will be back on the saddle again in January! he he. I am going for Elementary School teaching and hope to start teaching once my little ones go to school. OH! Would you believe my 3 year old is going to pre school next month too? Eeeek! I am a nervous wreck. LOL I have been at home with her since the day she was born and she has never gone to day care so this will be quite a transition for her. She is super excited, although I don't think she really grasps the whole concept quite yet. At least with me going to school at the same time it will help me keep my mind from wondering what she is doing every second of the day. he he

Ok, back on topic... Everything in my whole store is only $1.00 and I have a new alpha out as well. Check it out!

Goodbye for now... I am continuing my hybrid CT work at Digiscrap Addicts and Scrap Matters so I am sure I will see a lot of you around the forums. :-)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Pssst... BIG announcement!

Hi all! I have a big announcement to make and I posted it on my new blog. This will probably be one of my last posts here so if you want to, subscribe to my new blog's rss feed or you can also sign up for my newsletter on the sidebar on my new blog. Click here to find out the big news!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Crossing my hybrid fingers!

I worked up the nerve to apply for the Scrap Matters hybrid CT. Wish me luck! I just uploaded a few of my hybrid projects to their gallery. Wanna see? Feel free to leave me some love if you'd like. ;) he he

Hybrid Curved Flap Card
Hybrid Mini-Backpack

Hybrid Pillowbox

So I don't know when I will hear back but I am crossing my fingers and toes. I want this so bad!

Did I tell you all I was invited to join the hybrid team at Digiscrap Addicts? Woot Woot! In this month's "Enabler" coming next week you will get a tutorial on how I made the curved flap card in the first link above. Fun fun! It is my new addiction! I am TOTALLY honored to be a part of such an awesome site!

On that note, here is the template that I created for the project. It is available at Pretty Scrappy.

Pick it up here for only 2 bucks for a limited time.

Friday, June 5, 2009

As promised... Splish Splash freebie

Yesterday I gave you a peek at my new kit Splish Splash. Today I want to show you what amazing layouts were created with it by such an amazing bunch of scrappers! I do not have a CT yet, but since I am getting more active design-wise I just may be holding a CT call soon so keep your eyes peeled for the ad soon! :) Several scrappers even made some quick pages up and this week only, if you buy the kit you will get the quick pages for free! I even have a 2 page set of 8x8 quick pages for you as well, also created by the same bunch of talented gals I found over at Digishop Talk.

If you would like to leave some luv for any of these ladies you can find their layouts here.

Buy my new kit Splish Splash and get the Quick Pages free. This promo ends June 14th at midnight (CST) Add both items to your cart and the discount will appear at checkout.

In case you missed it yesterday, here is the kit and the quickpages up close...

And last but certainly not least, here is your freebie! Click the preview to take you to the download page. No need to check out, simply click the download link in the store. Thank you to everyone that submitted layouts for me to include. Happy scrapping!

P.S. Head on over to my new blog and sign up for my all NEW newsletter on the right side. You will automatically be sent a special members only coupon! Click here

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

NEW "Splish Splash" bath kit

Has it seriously been a month since I last posted on my poor blog? Wow! Time flies when you are having fun! I have some updates for you! First though I have to ask... did anyone watch the Ellen show yesterday? Did you see "Scrambles" the cat on her home videos segment? OMG that cat had me rolling. How cute! I just love that show! I love how she was asking Portia how was married life. She is such a goofball. he he

1) I have a new kit finally! he he he It is called "Splish Splash" and here is a preview. I even made you a coupon code to get it 25% off this week only! Enter coupon code: CK_blog_SS at checkout! (actually the coupon is good for your entire order but shh... he he he)

2) My new blog is up! Check it out and bookmark it because I will be posting there soon.

3) I have a new store (or 2) he he he! I will be opening up at Gotta Pixel in a couple of weeks. Yay! I will update you all as soon as I open! Oh and did you hear?? Polka Dot Plum has a new store coming soon and guess what??? I am on the design team! Double yay! I am super excited and can't wait to get settled in!

4) Pretty Scrappy has several new designers and you just have to check them out! One of my faves is my bud Jscrapbug with whom I have worked with in the past. She is AWESOME and you have to check out some of her kits. Here are a couple faves.

Aren't those amazing? I just love her stuff! I am so glad she has joined the design world. :) I will be back in a few days with a freebie for you all. Stay tuned.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pretty Scrappy Designer Call

Pretty Scrappy is looking for some fresh faces to join the design team so I wanted to pass the info to anyone out there interested in working with us!

We are looking for experienced, motivated designers to join our team.

Designer Perks
Friendly Team
Helpful Owners
No Set-up Fees
Your own CT forum
Extra FTP account for direct downloads of blog freebies
Great advertising
Quality checks on all your products
CT and QP Team at your disposal
Full Control of your products
We have a sliding scale commission.
$1-40 70%
$41-99 75%
$100+ 80%

Participate in one collab every 3 months
2 Products a month (this does not have to be full kits)

What we need
Link to your blog and any stores that you sell in.
A few previews of your best kits.
A little about you
Please apply to

If you are preselected you will be asked to submit a mini to our admin and quality control team

Friday, May 1, 2009


Happy (Inter) National Scrapbook Day!!! There is so much fun going on this weekend, I don't even know where to start. I first want to let you know that I am matching all orders all weekend long. For example, if you spend $5 in my store I will give you a $5 coupon! All coupons will be emailed on Monday. Oh, and this is on top of the huge sales going on as well and is at both Pretty Scrappy and Digital Candy!

Check out the fun things going on at Pretty Scrappy:

Everything at Pretty Scrappy is 50% off today and 35-60% off Saturday and Sunday!

All Weekend Events:
Treasure Hunt with Julie
Lyric Challenge with Wendy
Recipe Challenge with Nikki
Mother's Day CU Challenge with Angel
Look for RAKS in our Little Birdie Told Me forum

Fri May 1
Trivia Chat With Casey at 9PM CST (7PM PST, 8PM MTN, 10PM EST)

Sat May 2
Speed Scrap With Martha at 10AM CST (8AM PST, 9AM MTN, 11 AM EST)
Bingo With Pam in Chatroom at 1 PM CST (11AM PST, 12PM MTN, 2PM EST)
Bingo with Rachael at 9 CST (7PM PST, 8PM MTN, 10PM EST)
Speed Scrap with Jewel at 7 PM CST (5PM PST, 6PM MTN, 8PM EST)

Sun May 3
Scavenger Hunt with Kelly at 3PM CST (1PM PST, 2PM MTN, 4PM EST)
Speed Scrap With Wendy at 6 PM CST (4PM PST, 5PM MTN, 7PM EST)

Month of May Challenges

Color Challenge
Create a Card Challenge
Doodle Challenge
Garden Sampler Challenge
Let's Get Creative CU Challenge
Let's Go Hybrid Challenge
Plan Your Garden LO Challenge
Scavenger Hunt
Shaken & Stirred Challenge
Speed Scrap - view our calendar for dates and times throughout the month
Template Challenge

Now check out all the Digital Candy NSD fun:

Everything at Digital Candy is 30% off this weekend!

Click here to shop Digital Candy

Click here to shop Pretty Scrappy

Take advantage of the sales and remember you will get a matching coupon for your entire order from my stores on any items from me in addition to the insanely awsesome sales! Have a great weekend!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mom's Word Art & Freebie

Seeing as Easter has come and gone in the blink of an eye, it is now time to prepare for Mother's Day. Mother's Day this year is May 10th... that's in just a few weeks! Can you believe it?? I have a tendency to procrastinate so I'd love it if you all would leave me a comment with your gift ideas. What was your favorite gift you've either given or received for Mom's Day? What's up for grabs? I'll pick my favorite idea and the lucky poster will receive a $5 gift certificate to my store! Let's hear those ideas, ladies!

I just released a new "Mom's Word Art pack and you can find it at Digital Candy and Pretty Scrappy.

Here is a little freebie word art for you that coordinates with my Mom's Word Art pack. Click here or the image below to download. I love reading your comments, so feel free to comment here when you download.

My new blog makeover is nearly complete and I will be switching it over soon! Stay tuned!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

ABC Album and Live, Laugh Love bundled!

37 pages in total, all sized 12x12 and 300dpi for highest quality. This album was designed by Jscrapbug, one of my fabulous CT members with my "In the Neighborhood" kit. When she showed me the finished product I couldn't wait to play with it. Words simply cannot describe how awesome this book is! I had a book printed through Heritage Makers and if you would like to preview this album with photos see my sample book below. When the book came in I almost cried because it is SO perfect! It comes with a blank filler page which I used for the title page and the back page and it also includes the covers and spines in all four colors! How is that for customization!? In a matter of only two hours I was able to go from adding photos to ordering the book! If you are looking for a quick but awesome gift idea or if you have always wanted to do an ABC album but just didn't have the time... This is the book for you!

Well, the time has come to bundle Live, Laugh and Love into the super huge mega-kits they were intended. The just hit the store today and I am going to be releasing them for a very limited time. At the end of the month I am taking them down for good. These kits are HUGE! I have bundled them and priced them for quick sale. :) For 5 bucks a pop you can get your hands on the entire collection! Click here or click the previews below to check 'em out!

Here is your freebie! It is a set of two 12x12 wall art made by Adele of Blind Sight Designs using my "In the Neighborhood" kit. Click the preview below to download now.

Come back tomorrow, I will have my new mother's day word art and a freebie for you! Also, my blog addy is changing here in the next couple of days, so be on the lookout for my post with the new blog address. :) Take care!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hybrid Fun!

I hope everyone had a safe and fun filled Easter! We had a blast! The girls are finally getting old enough to learn about Easter and what it's really about. Ok, so Chloe is but Zoe had fun rolling on the ground as I read their Easter book LOL. For those that don't know, my girls are age 17 months and almost 3. Surprisingly enough, my little one actually collected more eggs than my 3 year old. LOL As soon as she figured out there was candy inside, she was on a mission to collect as many as she could! It was priceless! I linked it to my gallery if you'd like to leave me some luv. :)

I have to show you what I made for the girls... Jen Balding of Scraps by Jenn allowed me to use some of her scrap goodies and I couldn't wait to play! I used her "Weekender" kit, "That's so dated" date flair, and her "Mini backpack" hybrid template for this awesome hybrid project. I made one for my 2 girls and also my niece. They are all so close in age so they looked a-freakin-dorable all toddling around with the little backpacks on!

Oh and get this... I made layout of the day over at Divine Digital! Woot!

It felt good to get some scrapping and play time in, but it's back to work and time to start designing some new goodies! Hope you all had a super Easter holiday!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Retiring, great news and free template

Ok, I cannot wait to spill the beans.... I am now designing for Digital Candy! I know, how cool is that?? And to top it off, this weekend is $1 sweet sensations where tons of items are only $1 including a couple of mine! Click here to see my brand new store and click here to take a peek at the $1 deals!

Here are my $1 items over at Digital Candy right now. Click the previews below.

I also have a few more surprises up my sleeve to be revealing in the coming weeks. To start, I have changed my design name from Pretty Scrappy to my real name Casey Krause. It gets a little confusing at times when my design name is the same as the store I sell at, LOL. I also have a new fan blinkie. Here it is... Snag it, wear it and if you link it to one of my stores, come back and post a link for me to see and I will send you a special something to show my gratitude!

Link to Pretty Scrappy:
Link to Digital Candy:

I am doing a little spring cleaning in my store at Pretty Scrappy to make things a little neater and more organized. This weekend I will be bundling up Live, Laugh, and Love and actually retiring these kits for good so if you are missing any pieces make sure to snag them. After the weekend I will have them bundled as 3 individual sets for a (very) limited time! I have 3 kits I am working on now in addition to some new CU items, and even word art! To make room I have decided to retire a few of my older things... You can get them for only $1 each this weekend only! Sunday at midnight these babies will be locked away in the vault for good. :) Click the previews to grab em for only $1.

And of course I have something to share with you all! Here is a little template freebie I drummed up... It is commercial use ok as well. Click the preview to download.

Happy Easter everyone!!!!