New Template, 40% off Coupon Code, & OBW…

I usually don’t go into my personal life on my blog, but I thought I’d share my “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day” with you. :)  And just for fun, if you leave me a comment on my blog with your “THNGVBD” story with me, I’ll do a drawing for a $25 gift certificate.  Fun, huh?!?  We can all laugh at each other’s stories together & know that we’re not alone & that days like this always pass.

So here’s my story… basically started the moment I picked up my kids from school.  I drove up & could see my kindergartner, McKay, crying.  He was upset because he had lost his gloves & hat.  I reassured him that all would be okay & they’d probably turn up in lost & found, but it took him a while to stop crying about it.  Then I stopped by the bank to cash some checks & as I was leaving I realized they had shorted me $20.  So we had to wait while they sorted it all out.  I then took all three kids (7, 5, & almost 3) to the mall to get some winter clothes.  I had to go by myself because my husband is out of town every week & it had started snowing that day.  I braced myself & walked into the mall.  Things were going good until Maci (7) found an unopened sucker & decided to claim it.  Before I knew it all 3 kids were fighting over who got to hold this unidentified sucker.  I said they shouldn’t even be eating candy they found, but before I could take it away, Maci took a final bite & finished it off.  My almost-3-year-old, Chloe, starting wailing because she wanted the sucker.  I quickly paid for my items & exited the store.  Unfortunately I still had to go to Target to find coats.  While I was trying a coat on Maci, I looked up to see Chloe taking off down the aisle with her pants around her ankles.  I grabbed her & (besides being extremely embarrassed) realized she had a really dirty diaper.  So we headed off towards the bathroom where I used up every last baby wipe I had.  When we finally made it to the check-out counter, my debit card was declined. I tried 2 more times, same thing.  I tried my credit card, same thing.  Luckily I’d just gotten cash from the bank for our upcoming trip, so I used that instead.  We headed out into the freezing cold night, thankful the shopping trip was over.  Chloe took one step into the car & threw up all over everything!  All I could think to myself was, “Seriously?!  We just walked through the parking lot & you waited until you stepped into the car?!”  Of course I knew it wasn’t her fault, but it was just my luck.  Then I remembered I had no more wipes.  So I took all 3 kids back into Target, back into the bathroom, where I cleaned up Chloe & grabbed a ton of paper towels.  We then went back outside into the cold wind (I live in Wyoming) & cleaned out the back seat of the car.  On the way home I called my husband & told him our cards had been declined & asked if he knew why.  He looked into it & found that someone had spent $430 at a boutique shop in New York, so our bank had put a hold on any further purchases.  We got home, walked in the door, & Chloe started throwing up again.  Just before bed, I checked my email & saw that an online company had canceled an order I’d just put in the day before because the card had been declined.  It was something I’d ordered for my husband’s birthday & I was so proud of myself for getting it done ahead of time…go figure.  And that was the end to my “horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day”. :) In honor of all of our “THNGVB” days, I’m giving everyone a 40% off COUPON CODE to my entire digital store! :)  You have until the end of October to use it.  Just go HERE & enter the promo code 40CW1025 when you check out.  I can’t wait to hear your stories!!

Template Tuesday…

And here’s a few cute samples to go along with it…

This adorable layout is by Cathy Pascual….love those pictures!
Color Me Happy Paper Pack #1
Color Me Happy Paper Pack #2
Color Me Happy Artisan Labels
Sweet Summertime Elements
Kitschy Digitals
Vintage Cameras Kit

I love the colors that Jen McCabe used & how she altered the template!
November 2009 Paper Collection – blue paper 
November Collection “Eye Candy” Elements Pack – Neutral paper 
Me & My Brother {Outdoors} Element Pack – sailboat 
Crystal’s {Playful} Font – title 

Jennifer Hignite created this super cute Halloween layout (my little boy’s going to be Mario too!).
October ’09 {Spooky} Paper Collection
October ’09 Spooky {Eye Candy} Elements.

Renee Dezember documented building their house start to finish!  So cool!
Office Supplies Element Pack
The June 2009 Paper Collection
The Neutrals Paper Pack {June}
Faded Polkadots Paper Pack
Au Natural Elements
Crystal’s {Playful} Font

Shirlee Keddington transformed this template into a 2-page spread!  Love it!
November Collection “Journaling Snippetts”

One Buck Wednesday…

Here’s what’s up for $1 TODAY only!  Click HERE to buy them.

You get three 12×12 papers with this kit (2 woodgrain & 1 crumpled paper).

People who’ve bought these snippets, say they use them over & over again!

Here’s the other kits in the November Collection (don’t forget to grab the 40% off coupon code at the beginning of this newsletter to pick up the entire collection)…

And here’s some cards/layouts/projects using this collection…











New Templates, A Freebie & A Contest…

Hello!  I’ve been a little busy lately working on a new paper line (more details coming soon), but I wanted to update you on my newest templates.

Template #3 is available for $2.99 HERE.  The fonts used in this template are Killed DJ & Becky Higgin’s CK Jot.

Mindy Pitcher used my Rainbow Sherbet Collection… 

Emily Cheney used my November Collection..

Iara Gomes-Baer used my August Collection

Reeta Treat used my Sweet Vintage Charm Collection

Jen McCabe used my October Sweet Collection, November Collection, & Sweet Vintage Charm Collection

Chris Hertel used my Room Collection

Jennifer Hignite used the Me & My Brother Collection & my Playful Font

MaryRuth Francks used my September Collection & Happy Owls

Marnie Flores used the colors already in the template…

In this layout Marnie changed the colors to match her son’s team colors…

Rebecca Cooper used a paper from my August Collection

Renee Dezember used my Me & My Brother Collection & Playful Font

Want another chance to win a $100 Gift Card?!?  Download the template, make a page using 100% of my kits, upload it to an online gallery, & then post the link to your layout on this blog post.  Leave a separate comment for every gallery you post your layout on for extra chances to win!  This contest will run through Friday, Oct. 29th.  Good luck! :)

Click on the preview below to download the template…

*The fonts used in the template are Lobster & Another Typewriter. You can download them for free! :)

Here’s what it looks like when used as a Quick Page…

This template has quite a few variations to it.  There are lots of hidden layers that you can use to change up the look.

Here’s two different examples to show what else you can do with it…

This layout uses my October Collection & the wood paper is from Cosmo Cricket

This layout uses the Me & My Brother Collection.  All of the circle punches you see, as well as the stitched stars, are a part of the template.  The layers are just hidden…

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