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Thursday, April 30, 2009

2 Freebies, A big Announcement, and a new KIT!

So sorry, but this link has expired, please look for this in my stores.

So sorry, this link has expired, but look for an expanded version coming to you soon at one of my stores.

Good evening my favorite cyber scrappers! I'm so excited about my first National Scrapbook Day as a designer, I hope we all score some great deals this weekend. And I'm here to start you off with not one, but TWO freebies today. I made a fun, modern template this week. As you know, I'm a paper addict and this one let me showcase all kinds of different ones from my newest kit, Bouquet. The 2nd is a freebie mini kit that I made for my newest competition at Designs in Digital. I'm also so proud to announce my new Creative Team. I had an amazing amount of applicants and the competition was fierce, and I'm proud to have these ladies on my team. I'll be showcasing their work very soon, and I hope you love it as much as I do. I hope this weekend finds you relaxed and enjoying the little things in life.

Click here or here to purchase this enchanting kit.

For a limited time only, this add-on comes free with purchase at Faith Sisters, and free with a any $5 purchase at Been There Scrapped That (along with other designers freebies!).

Monday, April 27, 2009

My First Blog Train

The designers at Faith Sisters have put together an enormous blog train entitled For The Birds, full of vibrant colors and some really adorable birds. Come join the fun and grab this HUGE bundle of kits.

Get it while you can because it will only be up for a limited time, then they will all be turned into a collaboration kit that you can get for free with purchase at Faith Sisters!

Here is my little contribution....

Sorry, but the link has expired. Head over to Faith Sisters and you can get the kit for free with a minimum purchase!

Kreative Karma - http://thekreativekarma.blogspot.com/
4 Shades of Blue: http://4shadesofbluedesigns.blogspot.com/
Adriana Hollenbeck: http://adriscreations.blogspot.com/
AEDesigns: www.aedigitaldesigns.com
Albums to Remember: http://albumstoremember.blogspot.com
AnaFlor: http://anaflordesign.blogspot.com
Audra's Little Scraps: http://audraslittlescraps.blogspot.com
Camie Designs: http://camiedesigns.blogspot.com
Chelly Scraps: http://chelsant.blogspot.com/
Claudi Designs: http://www.scrapnfun.de/
Cre8tvlyYrs by Gina: http://www.cre8tvlyyrs.blogspot.com/
Dielle Designs: http://diellesdarlings.blogspot.com/
Digiscrapalicious: http://digiscrapalicious.blogspot.com/
Designs By Angel : http://scrappingwithangel.blogspot.com
Digital Compilations by Cinda: http://blog.digitalcompilations.com/
Digital Designs by Lisa: http:/digitaldesignsbylisa.blogspot.com/
Dragonfly Beach Designs: http://alumnaanimi.blogspot.com/
Eva Lindqvist Designs: http://everything-eva.blogspot.com/
Eyelets Scraps Designs: http://eyeletsscrapsdesigns.blogspot.com
Glayce Cavalcante: http://glaycecavalcante.blogspot.com
Julie Marie Designs: http://juliemariedesigns.com/blog
JZDesigns: http://jbzwick.blogspot.com
Kreative Karma : http://thekreativekarma.blogspot.com
Lifesong Kreations: http://lifesongkreations.com
Merchi Makes It: http://www.merchimakesit.blogspot.com
Meredith Cardall: http://meredithcardall.blogspot.com
Michelle Batton: http://www.blog.mellowbutterfly.com/
Monique Drost: http://moniquedrost.blogspot.com/
Robin: http://robin-giftsyoucanfeelgoodabout.blogspot.com/
Sarah Morgan Designs: http://sarahmorgandesigns.blogspot.com/
Scrap Quest: http://www.scrapquest.com/
ScrapWarrior: http://www.scrapwarrior.com/blog/
Simply Susan : http://www.simplysusangodfrey.blogspot.com

Sweet Tomato Designs: YOU ARE HERE

TMA Designs: http://themathematiciansassistant.com
Willro&co: http://willrownco.blogspot.com/

LAST STOP! http://www.faithsisters.com


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Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Freebie, a CT call & a makeover

So sorry, but this link has expired, look for it on sale here.

Hey everyone, how are you today? We went on a spur-of-the-moment picnic with DS's best little buddy today to the park. It was, to me, the reason that we sacrifice so that I can stay home with my kids. It was a beautiful day, the kids were running around being toddlers and I was able to make all that happen and be there to enjoy it. I am so blessed to be able to just be a mommy right now, and I know that won't always be the case, so I think that makes me more appreciative of the time I have with them now. And appreciative of the time it gives me to create your newest freebie during their naptime! Another fun template for you, and this one comes with some instructions on how to use the clipping masks that come with this template. Please feel free to contact me if you have any trouble. I also got our Spring Break weekly layout down with it already, too.

I am also putting out my first Creative Team (CT) call, and I'd love for you to consider applying. I'm looking for a few good scrappers who want to to play with my kits and help get the Sweet Tomato word out there into Scrapland. For those who don't know, being on a creative team allows you free access to my collection to use in your personal layouts. In return, you post them in galleries, showing off my designs and your layout and put in links to buy those products in the description if the gallery allows that. I encourage any scrappers, new or experienced, to come give it a try as I am one totally laid-back momma designer who really wants to create a team/family atmosphere with some other cool scrappers. Click on the picture to get a larger view.

And finally, I'd love your opinion of my new Blog makeover. I'm still working on a few details like sidebar titles and changing the fonts for my post titles, but I finally got the feel I was looking for in my logo, a kind of New Orleans cafe on a lazy humid afternoon...preferably sipping a cup of iced tea and eating a decadent dessert.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Free with Purchase weekend

Happy awesome weekend to you all! I wanted to let you all in on a GREAT sale going on this weekend at Been There Scrapped That. Many of the designers have a Free with purchase deal going on, and you should go check out some of the amazing deals. Here is my deal:

Be on the lookout tonight for my newest 365 layout with a sneak peek of my newest kit, Bouquet.

Sunny with a chance of Springtime

Today is amazing, 70 degrees, sunshine, and plenty of playtime outside (or at least I will be when I get done with this post). I wanted to get my weekly layout done, and decided to focus on Easter because there were too many adorable pictures to choose from. Every year the aunts throw a fun Easter party and buy these colored baby chicks and ducks, and this year my kids were all about them. I swear I can see the panic in that green duck's eyes as my daughter not-so-gingerly picked him up. You can see a glimpse of my fun new kit that comes out next week, called Bouquet. I have the WordArt add-on already available at my stores! I hope you are having an incredible day.

Click here to purchase. It's only $1.49 this weekend!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Freebie with a thick coating of pollen!

So sorry, but this link has expired. Look for this template for sale here.

Ok, really, why does Spring have to come with pollen? This southwest gal just can't seem to get used to it. At least it comes with my favorite flower in the whole world, tulips. I can't get enough of them (must be my Dutch roots) and even had purple tulips in my wedding bouquet (which was seriously the worst idea: purple tulips + August + Las Vegas heat = Very Wilted Bouquet). We spent the day looking at houses, now that I'm over my sadness at losing the other one. Not sure if we'll buy anything right now, but it sure was fun to look. My allergies are off the charts, and that makes it hard to stay up and create all kinds of new goodies. But, I did manage to bring you another fun freebie template this week. I had fun working with my new CS4 and making text paths. I haven't had a chance to make mine yet, but I'll share it this weekend. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Have I got a deal for you...

loyal readers! You can grab my Rocket Boy and NEW Springtime Zen for only $1 over at Dollar Days at Been There Scrapped That. There are some awesome deals over there this weekend, so go check them out now as they will go away Sunday night.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring has Sprung....Freebie & More

So sorry, but this link has expired. Look for this template for sale here.

Happy Spring, friends! I'm so happy that I don't have to bundle the kids just to go walk down the street anymore. It's been an unusually long winter here at the beach, and we're happy to see the backside of it even if it means allergy season. I've been busy preparing some new product for everyone, and wanted to share it with you. I've also included this week's template, with my own layout featuring my newest kit, Springtime Zen. It was inspired by the contest at ScrapMatters and aren't they sorry they didn't pick me up. :) I'm also starting my elements line, with my first photo mask set. I just love using photo masks to add that special touch to my focal photos! If you don't know how to use them, shoot me an email and I'll show you how easy it is! I hope you are all enjoying the new season, and check back this weekend as I have a special announcement coming. Cheers.

Click here to buy.

Click here to buy.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Another Big Announcement & Weekly Freebie Template

So sorry, but this link has expired. Look for this template for sale here.

Good afternoon, scrapland! I promised some more exciting news and here it is...I've been asked to design at another store, Faith Sisters! Woot Woot! While I didn't get a ton of "votes", I had some major downloading of my mini-kit, Bouquet, that I showed everyone earlier and the owner really loved it. My store opened yesterday, and I could not be any more excited, they are a great bunch of scrappers over there. In honor of my good fortune, I'm having a sale at both stores, so please go check them out. Lots of goodies are on the way, too. Today, I have this week's freebie, as well as my version of it using my latest kit, Rocket Boy. Enjoy, and please leave a little love, you know it totally makes my day (or more accurately, late night, when I sit working on all this cool stuff for you). lol.