Thursday, August 28, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

End of summer already?

Well is it really the last week of August...sigh. Didn't you find the summer was much shorter this year? I have enjoyed a beautiful summer even though it was short. DH and I dable in antiques so we decided to take a short trip to Le Claire, Iowa; home of Antique Archeaolgy from the History Channel. Although it would have been nice to meet Mike and Frank we still really enjoyed visiting the shop and snapping a few pictures. Just to see the shop and the collectibles we watched being found on the show was exciting. We also took in a British auto show which was really nice...met a lovely fellow sporting a British hat and shirt there who posed for a photo with his lovely 1955 Triumph. We took a tour of the Mississippi River Distilling Company and were very impressed with their small town atmosphere and the fact that they bottle all their products using products from local farmeres. We couldn't resist coming back later in the evening to enjoy a tasting of their products prepared by local chef's. The Peach liqour was so devine I jsut had to purchase a bottle. We also visited the docks of the Mississippi river in nearby Davenport where we tried our luck at the Rythum City casino then took a long stroll along the boardwalk while we listened to jazz music from a nearby festival. The weather was warm, the flowers lovely and the trees were blowing in the soft breeze...what a relazing evening. We traveled a few miles out of our way to visit the small town of Winterset, Iowa where I was lucky enough to snap a few photographs of the covered bridges used in the 1982 movie, "The Bridges of Madison County"...you remember that wonderful romantic movie starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep! We stopped in the little shop by the Roseman bridge and met a few people from across the country and chatted with the hospitable owner...lovely time. And waht a surprise to find out that this small town of a whole 10 blocks is the birthplace of none other than John Wayne. In our travels we stopped at many an antique shop where we purchased a 1960's tricycle, garden pedestal and an lovely old window pane. Ahhh...a project or two for the winter months are awaiting. Well I hope the warm summer days have not yet come to an end, thanks for stopping by.
100% SNP, Family Fun by Scrap N Pieces Font: Texton Pro(the, of and journaling) Arizona (Bridges) Capture It (Madison County) Movie photos - Internet

Thursday, August 14, 2014


You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! 

With A Cherry On Top by Magical Scraps Galore celebrates one of my favorite treats, whether on a stick, on a cone or in a dish … Ice Cream! This collection is perfect to document your trips to the ice cream parlor, those messy pictures of your kids with ice cream all over their faces, your favorite treat at your favorite theme park … this kit is a yummy addition to your scrapbooking stash and will give you the perfect excuse for a delicious photo shoot!  

This collection includes 25 textured papers (8 solids, 17 unique patterns), one full alpha (including uppercase, lowercase, numbers and punctuation, saved as individual .png files), and 79 unique elements.










         





Check out the fun layouts created by the MSG Creative Team:







Magical Scraps Galore newsletter subscribers will receive this cute desktop wallpaper that Marina created with "With A Cherry On Top", which is divided into three sections so you can arrange your desktop icons by dragging them into the respective boxes. Take a look at how organized Marina's desktop looks now! And Ron, her kitty, approves. :)



This is just one of the many rewards subscribers receive in return for letting Magical Scraps Galore visit their inboxes every other week. So you may want to sign up here to enjoy this extra dose of fan appreciation! Marina will be including this freebie in my upcoming newsletters, so nobody misses out.




And CT Karrie has an awesome cluster freebie on her blog too! Click on the preview below to visit her for downloading:




And that's all for now! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!




Wednesday, August 6, 2014

This is just a little note to let you know that we have a new Sailing Away freebie for you, and to remind you that you still have a couple of days to get the Sailing Away collection by Magical Scraps Galore at 30% off before it goes full price!



           


And now on to your free gift!

Take a look at the awesome cluster freebie that CT member Karrie created just for you!




Click on the preview above to visit Karrie's blog for downloading.

And while you're here, take a peek at Magical Scraps Galore's new kit ... a yummy creamy collection releasing August 15th!




And that's all for now! 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!




Friday, August 1, 2014

Hello August...Goodbye July!
Check out the great new products available this month...
SNP Collab - Surf City
You are going to LOVE the color combinations here and the amazing elements of Surf City. You can earn points in the Collab forum challenge, so snatch this one up for some cool layouts...dude.
http://www.scraps-n-pieces.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89&products_id=6056
http://www.scraps-n-pieces.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89&products_id=6056
 http://www.scraps-n-pieces.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89&products_id=6057
August Bits N Pieces
The designers went all over the place with this color palette.  No specific theme, so the final products ended up being so super cool.  Remember these are just $1 the first week of release and you can use these to earn forum points in the Bits N Pieces challenge.
http://www.scraps-n-pieces.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=119
August CU Grab Bag - Border It
Need a good sized stash of Commercial Use (CU) borders?  Pick up Border It at 35% off for one week only.
http://www.scraps-n-pieces.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89&products_id=6069
August Speed Scraps
Have some free time this month?  Be sure to set your reminders and join us for a speed scrap this month.
http://www.scraps-n-pieces.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?23-Speed-Scraps
Scraps N Pieces Retreat
Going to be the in Salt Lake City area mid-October?  You should join us for the SNP Retreat.  Deadline to register is September 30, 2014.
http://www.scraps-n-pieces.com/forum/showthread.php?8068-Scraps-N-Pieces-Fall-Retreat-2014-Salt-Lake-City-Utah-Official-Information
Marina of Magical Scraps Galore has a new release for you!

Sailing Away is a nautical collection perfect for documenting your sailing and yachting adventures, whether it’s a special vacation cruising the high seas, your weekend sailing pictures, or even a special meet and greet with Donald Duck or Duffy the Disney Bear.  

Inside you’ll find a plethora of themed elements, like a rusty anchor, a paper cruise, a sailboat, a lighthouse, as well as over 70 elements including several sailor’s knots Marina proudly made herself on her skipper training course, a porthole that serves as a frame or accent, nautical flags on a rope, captain and sailor hats, a life saver, a ship’s wheel, to name just a few, along with 24 papers and a full coordinating alpha. 

This collection is available at Scraps N Pieces and Scrap Nerds, and is 30% off through August 7th.






  



Some inspiration by the Magical Scraps Galore Creative Team:







Wendy has created this awesome cluster freebie for you. Click on the preview to visit her blog for downloading:




Thank you for looking and have a great day!






- with Wendy Phillips Tunison and 7 others.