Thursday, February 11, 2016

Don't Forget to Love Yourself - New Kit!

Hello digi friends! This month I have a new kit for you called Love Yourself! We spend the holidays trying not to pig out on the delicious holiday treats, then feeling guilty because - face it, we look forward to those special treats all year long! Then we spend January making resolutions and goals to change our bodies, lose weight, eat better etc... I created this kit as a reminder to love yourself in the process. Love yourself as the beautiful person you are - right now.
Love Yourself by Simple Girl Scraps
available EXCLUSIVELY at GINGERSCRAPS
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I was even inspired to scrap!
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I love the layouts my amazing CT has created this month! Check them out! 
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hug Them Tight Collaboration Kit

Hello! I'm sorry it's been such a long time since I've blogged. December/January has been a truly crazy time for myself and family. We lost my dad just before Christmas - he had been unhealthy and hurting for a long time, but I don't think that made our loss any easier. January was to be my Designer Spotlight month at GingerScraps, but with everything going on I didn't have the mojo/drive to be creative. I owe a HUGE thank you and lots of love to my beautiful designer friends who created a gorgeous kit for me in memory of my dad called Hug Them Tight. It's a gorgeous kit to scrap all those precious family moments. I am so thankful for my friends and family who love me.

Hug Them Tight 
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Trixie Scraps Designs, Blue Heart Designs, Key Lime Digi Designs,
Dear Friends Designs and Whimpychomper
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I've finally been able to scrap with this beautiful kit. Not because I've been too busy, but because this is hard for me. I don't have many photos of my dad - he hated the camera, flashes hurt his eyes - but the year I came home from living overseas I made sure to capture a few images of my dad. My dad loved our family pug, she was his little buddy.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

What's Your Reason for the Season?

Good morning! This first week of December has already been super busy for me! I released a brand new kit called Simple Christmas - check out the kit and FREEBIE below! But here's a little more of what I've been up to this week!
I sang in our church Christmas Concert with the choir. It's a big annual community event, and my parents came. Whether you're 6 years old in your first concert for school or a 31 year old - it's still great when you're parents come to see the performance! Here's a little group selfie with some of the ladies - and we're all wearing our Younique! It's been great to reconnect with these ladies since moving back to the east coast!
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Sunday Morning was beautiful with The LaPointes leading worship and the simple decorations. The choir sang again and even though the weather was spring-like, the feeling was truly Christmas.
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Setting up the tree on Sunday evening my family started setting up the tree with the lights. We'll do the ornaments another day. The puggy was waiting for someone to pay attention to her and take her for a walk! lol I gave in, who can ignore that face!
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I really enjoyed working with this color palette! I love mint and pinks for Christmas! I really like how this turned out - it's traditional with a vintage twist. I love gold and glitter for holidays - everything is just better with some sparkle!
My Creative Team really had fun with this kit!
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What are some things you enjoy doing this holiday season? I made this Facebook cover this morning for my personal profile, and I thought I'd share it in case someone else would enjoy it too!
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

How I Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Good morning everyone and Happy international Digital Scrapbooking Day weekend! As a digital scrapbooking designer - which is what I'm doing "full time" right now, I've been super busy getting new products ready - I must say, my new kit is one of my favorites so far! and preparing for the live chat and scrap events I'll be hosting at my store GingerScraps.net! Live events are my favorite - because I get to interact with my fans and customers.
Yesterday, I posted some "live" behind-the-scenes photos on my Facebook Fan Page - Simple Girl Scraps, and I thought it'd be fun to give you my "advice" for having a great DSD!  

Be Prepared:
I've got a "office' set up in the basement (that way when I blast my playlists - no one has to listen to me sing!) Ooops! That's a sneak peek of the FREE KIT I'll be giving away to those who complete my Triple Threat Scrap Event this weekend! So this is what my desk currently looks like - scrapbook paper inspirational quotes from Mambi with washi tape. I'm a little obsessed with washi tape, but more on that later! and I can totally see how dirty my screen is! Better clean that!
My Must Haves: 
*Water - mine is in my awesome Tupperware Eco Water Bottle!
*Caffeine - I've been working constantly for weeks prepping for DSD! I need all the help I can get!
*Music - Lately I've been using Songza online to stream some fun playlists. Get Pumped: Pop Anthems is my current favorite!
*Snacks - I usually go for a light popcorn (no butter on my keyboard!) or M&Ms!
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 Don't Forget About Real Life:
During the Live Chat last night - it was 11pm-midnight my time - a true Night Owls Chat, I was snacking on popcorn, then all of a sudden realized I had finished the whole darn bowl! This is because I had completely forgotten to eat a REAL dinner and was starving! DSD activities are really fun, and you're going to want to scrap and chat and shop and do EVERYTHING...but don't forget about the real life stuff this weekend - spend time with the family, get up and stretch, go for a walk, MAKE DINNER!

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Try Something New:
I was SO pleased to hear that several of the girls who joined my live event in the GingerScraps Chatroom had never done a Speed Scraps or Slow Scrap before! We had so much fun together! So whether you're entering a contest, or trying a designer challenge or joining a chat or speed scrap - have fun with it! DSD is to celebrate our hobby and craft! Check out the GingerScraps forum if you need some ideas! Join me TONIGHT for another chat and slow scrap! 
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Enjoy the Discounts!
This week, my store is on sale for 50% OFF! Lots of designers and stores have sales and special discounts for Digital Scrapbooking Day! It's time to get those kits that are on your wishlist! I've got TWO new products for this week for you! and I'm seriously in love with both of them! 
Be Positive by Simple Girl Scraps
available EXCLUSIVELY at GingerScraps
50% OFF!
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Digi Girl Grab Bag by Simple Girl Scraps
available EXCLUSIVELY at GingerScraps
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Play With Your Stash:
Don't forget to scrap this weekend! It's all about digital scrapbooking this weekend - so play with your new goodies or dig into your digi-stash - we all have one! Here's what my Creative Team has done with Be Positive! I'm excited to see that several of the girls have already done more than 1 layout it! They love it!
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Last Words:
So to wrap up my Digital Scrapbooking Day post - enjoy the weekend! If you want to scrap - scrap. If you want to shop - shop. If you want to join in on the activities - do that! Make this weekend all about why you love to scrapbook and just enjoy it! Don't forget to say HI to me and the team! I love hearing from my fans and customers!  

Lots of Love! 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

12 Printable Scriptures for Women

Happy Sunday everyone! I made the move back east last month - and it's been a crazy month. I'm still looking for a full time job here (which is tough in a small community with an even tougher economy of course) but the extra family time with my sister and parents is worth it. In the meantime, I'm enjoying my direct sales businesses (Did You Know? I'm a Tupperware Lady and a Younique Gal? - and I love it!) and I'm especially excited to have the extra creative time. I officially opened my Simple Girl Scraps shop today at GingerScraps. Head on over to check it out! 
Basically, I feel very blessed to be doing what I'm doing right now. As women, especially as we have more on our plates with family, activities, trying to stay fit, eat healthy, run businesses etc... we get busy and often forget who we are and what it means to be an amazing woman! We've got it going on ladies!! 
I chose some of my favorite Scriptures - especially ones that apply to us busy women and a font I love called Stardust from Creative Market and a few watercolor brushes and made these twelve printables to share. I thought they'd be great if you print your own calendars for planers. They're all 8.5x11 and will print on a standard printer. I chose lighter backgrounds so they won't kill your printer ink! They're in individual JPG format for easy printing.  

Ladies & Gents...IF you choose to post these on your Facebook or Instagram etc, I'd really appreciate the shout out for credit!
Feel free to stalk me! I'd love to know who you are!  
NEWSLETTER | BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST 
 
{Psst! You should PIN this!}
Water Color Scripture Printables
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I shared the download with one of my Creative Team - Brandi, and she chose her favorite to print and frame today! Instant art! Isn't it super cute! Add a link in the comments with your projects! I'd love to see them!

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We're OPEN for Business!

Hey everyone! I'm happy to announce my shop at GingerScraps is officially OPEN! It's been a crazy busy month moving back across the country to the east coast, setting up the shop, designing NEW goodies (including TONS of collab projects with some awesome designers coming up for the next few months! Yay!)  Here's just a quick post to share with you what's on sale and what's new! Check it out! I've got the shop loaded with some of my favorites and it's all on sale!

30% OFF Grand Opening Sale
November 1st-5th
Exclusively at GINGERSCRAPS
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I love autumn - it's a season I tend to spend a lot of time outdoors in. I love the leaves, or taking the pug for a walk - and it's great for photos! The inspiration for this kit came from the improv photoshoot I did for my sister and her boyfriend on Canadian Thanksgiving! Aren't they adorable? I hope you enjoy my November Buffet Kit: Fall in Love by Simple Girl Scraps. It's available for 50% off from November 1st-5th!

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Fall in Love by Simple Girl Scraps
available at GINGERSCRAPS
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 Here's what my AMAZING Creative Team did with it:

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Happy Fall Y'all!

Hey everyone! Long time, no see! Life has brought me on yet another adventure - I'm back on the east coast of Canada and couldn't be happier! For those who have been following me for a while (it's been 5 whole years since I started designing, although it's been a rocky few years for me!) I started out designing while I was living in Tokyo, Japan! Then I moved to Texas, and THEN my last adventure was in the northern part of Alberta, Canada - boy, was that cold!
I made the transition back to Nova Scotia, where I'm originally from, last month. The best news is - I am re-opening my digital scrapbooking designs shop very SOON! I can't tell you where yet because it's a secret! It feels so good to be back designing and feeling that creative mojo flowing! When it's part of your being, it's hard to be without that feeling. 

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This is a long weekend in Canada for Thanksgiving. Most families probably celebrated on Sunday, but my family is waiting for Monday so my sister, who was on shift as a nurse all weekend, can join us. So tonight, while mom was prepping her infamous stuffing (which I absolutely love!), I sat at the kitchen table with my watercolors and played around a bit. She doesn't let anyone help with the turkey or stuffing, in case they mess up! So I painted, with a grateful heart - and a hungry tummy!

I don't promise that these are perfect - but I thought they were kinda cute - and maybe you can use them for a project! Maybe play around with the transparency a bit to get an effect you like, or change the color of them! I'd love to see any projects you create with my products and freebies! Feel free to link in the comments or even email me: simplegirlscraps @ live.com

 Water Color Thanksgiving Freebie
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