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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Blog Adventure

Hello my friends!

Sweet Tomato's embarking on a new blog adventure. We're packing up and moving over to my own domain in wordpress (www.sweettomatodesigns.com) to create a more user-friendly and engaging site just for you. I'm planning more tutorials, more inspiration, and more goodies all wrapped up in a pretty new package. While I did create the graphics for this site, I am grateful for Jaimee of Just Jaimee Designs for installing all of this for me. I highly recommend her for any of your own installations. I'll keep my blogger blog up for awhile and if you are reading this through feedburner, it will automatically update you to the new blog as I do in a change the settings later today. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Monkeying Around with a Freebie

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Hey you scrapping monkeys! Ready for a little monkey-loving freebies to scrap with? Then jump aboard this funny blog train. Here's the full post of participants at the Blog Train Blog.

You came from BeeHaven Designz
You are HERE Sweet Tomato Designs
Now go to MagsGraphics

Friday, May 20, 2011

Making Changes = Big Weekend Sale

Polka Dot Plum store
Scrappity-Doo-Dah store

Hello Scrappy Peeps! I'm here to tell you about my BIG, slightly heartbreaking news. I have found that I do not have the time or energy to run 3 stores, so I've decided to go exclusive over at Funky Playground Designs. And while I'm sad to leave 2 wonderful stores like Polka Dot Plum & Scrappity-Doo-Dah, it's just the right thing to do for Sweet Tomato. So, take advantage of my closing and grab some of your favorites for 50% off this weekend only. Good now through Sunday night when my stores will close. I rarely do this deep of a discount, so take swing on by. I'm also retiring many of my products over at PDP that won't be returning. FYI - the discount will show up in your cart!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Merry iNSD weekend! Sales, Freebies, CT call & More

Are you ready for this monster post??? I've got loads to share with you this iNSD weekend. Let's start with my new Funky Playground GrabBag: 6 FULL kits by 6 AMAZING designers for only $6 this weekend ONLY. Here's my fun contribution: l'artiste

And do I have some SALES for you that start now and go through the weekend!

Funky Playground Designs - 40% off the whole store
Polka Dot Plum - 40% off the whole store (excludes CU)
Scrappity-Doo-Dah - My store is 40% off (other designers have different sales)

Are interested in getting some of my stuff for FREE? Then apply to my CT Promo Team call that runs from today through next Friday the 13th. We are a fun, close-knit team looking to add a few more members to help spread the Sweet Tomato word around. Come join us today!

Requirements: 10 comments in my gallery a week, 5 posts in iso/enable me threads a month, be active in our forum. The more you do the more product you can earn! Email me at sweettomatoscrapper@cox.net today!

Ready to know about some SWEET freebies this weekend? WELL....I've got a few things going on. First, the designers at Funky Playground are doing a Facebook Freebie train. Click HERE to get the full list of particpants. Here's my little part, just click on the button and like me to unlock it. If you already "like" me, then just go ahead and grab it!

AND, over at Polka Dot Plum we made some fun, coordinating freebies for you available this weekend only.

And stay tuned for some exciting changes coming up for Sweet Tomato!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thirsty? Try some Raspberry Limeade...

Are you ready for some fun this weekend for National Scrapbook Day? My stores are busting with fun activities and some fantastic sales. I've got a rockin' grab bag coming out with one of my best kits ever with lots of my fun doodles and sales galore and a few freebies for my favorite fan - YOU! So stay tuned. Let's start with my latest kit that's releasing today at all my stores, Raspberry Limeade, inspired by my mom's new bedroom decor. I loved the neutral black, white & grey with the pops of springy color. I think you will too!

Polka Dot Plum
Funky Playground Designs

Here's what my CT did with it!

And here's a sneaky to my grab bag kit at Funky Playground that will be available Friday!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Front Page News!

Funky Playground's April playgroup are kits based on nominated Best Picture films and there are some AMAZING ones to choose from. I chose a little known 30's picture called Front Page because it immediately made me think of our favorite hobby. We're all just photographers at heart, aren't we? We take pictures of people we love, places we visit, and events we always want to remember. We're always on a quest to make beautiful photos and then to create amazing layouts to highlight them. This kit is made for ALL of us, with a sophisticated color palette with a modern, quirky twist on our favorite hobby, photography. This kit is made for ALL of us, with a sophisticated color palette with a modern, quirky twist on our favorite hobby, photography. 50% off through Monday the 18th ONLY!

Front Page

Looky at what my creative ladies did with it:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New! Twofers Templates

Need some layout inspiration? Looking for 1 and 2 page layouts? Then my latest Twofers template set is perfect for you. Full of extras like hand-drawn flowers, borders, shaped text boxes and speciality mats, they are sure to get a ton of use. Included in this kit are 4 12x12 layered PSD templates saved at 300 dpi. Also included are the individual pngs of each element saved in place for use in other programs. This is S4H/S4O friendly.

You can grab it at Polka Dot Plum, Funky Playground Designs or Scrappity-Doo-Dah!

Here's what I did with one of the templates this week:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Come SMILE with me!

Our Funky Playground Color collab has been broken up and here's my happy little mini-kit made just for you. It comes with 2 FREE quickpages and is available at Funky Playground, Polka Dot Plum and Scrappity-Doo-Dah today!

Looky what my CT and I did with it:

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's Freebie!

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No, seriously, there IS a freebie today for you, lots of them in fact! Come join our crusade against the PIRATES out there that steal our hard work and share them for FREE on their illegal sharing sites. Designers spend a lot of time and energy on bringing beautiful kits to our loyal customers and make money to make ends meet. Please join us today with this special Pirates Not Allowed blog train. Hope you enjoy my little part, I had a lot of fun in illustrator on this one. Thank you to all my loyal customers and fans! Click HERE to get to the Blog Train Blog.

You came from RebeccaPSP
You are at Sweet Tomato Designs
Now go to Shel Belle Scraps

And if you guys like Sweet Tomato, head on over to my Facebook Fan page and like me. Then click on the Exclusive tab and get a spring freebie. There's a linky over on my sidebar for easy access!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Renewal Freebie

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My designer friends at Polka Dot Plum wanted to kick off spring with a little blog train just for you. I view spring with equal parts excitement and dread. Obviously I'm excited about warm weather, getting the kids OUTSIDE and the longer days. Dread because my allergies go beserk with all the tree pollen. Who knew something so beautiful could be so wicked? Anyway, I hope you enjoy this little gift from me to you. This is the 2nd of three VERY BIG freebies I have coming this week. Who says I don't spoil my loyal fans?

Farynar's Wings
Sweet Tomato Designs YOU ARE HERE
Laughing Sun Designs
Designs by Sweet Mesquite
Sugar Pie Scraps
Jumbbumble Designs
Rhonda Sunflower Designs
Tree City Studio
Kat's Creations
Pixie Keepsakes
Lilly Lane Market
Polka Dot Plum Designs

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SDD Blog Swoop Freebie!

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Just LOOK at the delicious kit I've got for you guys, which coordinates with Crystal's Creations. The Humpty Dumpty theme was super fun to work with, and I can't wait to see what you can do with it. My favorite part was the cracked egg, I mean how cute is he with the hole in his head? I feel like most of the time, don't you? This is just the first in a series of seriouly awesome freebies this week. So keep checking back! I love my scrapping peeps.

Introduction on SDD's blog
Humpty Dumpty: Crystal's Creations
Humpty Dumpty: Cara /Sweet Tomato Designs - YOU ARE HERE
The Three Little Bears: Mandy King
The Three Little Bears: Jaya/Jaya Prems Hangout
Cinderella: Alla
Cinderella: Mila
Cinderella: Fanfan
Thumblina: Lisette
Thumblina: Alegna/Angela
The Ugly Duckling: Tish/Pixie Mama
The Ugly Duckling: Tiffany/Inspired by Dominic Designs
Froggy Princess: Marie
Froggy Princess: Belinda/Dylabel
Little Mermaid: Gabs
Little Mermaid: Brandi Sutherlin
Mary Poppins: Heather/Danospookie
Mary Poppins: Tam/Digioverdose
Mary Poppins: Bekah E

Scrappity-doo-dah Moderators:
Elaine Therese
(2) Claudio

Scrappity-doo-dah Site Creative Team:
LaurenB~ and Kathryn can host
Missy /jrmminga
Blondy and Toni Crystal's CT blog
Monica/ 2GirlsandaDog

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Recommended Reads & A Great Deal

Ok, so I'm going to let you in on a little secret about me. I love anything English, anything mystery, and anything period...in my movies, my books, my DVR. Seriously, if I could travel back in time, I'd be Jane Austen for a day. So imagine my happiness when I found ALL THREE things in not one series of books, but 2! If you are like me then check out the series by Charles Finch and one by Tasha Alexander. They will not disappoint. I've now finished all the current books and am stalking their websites waiting for the next release. Aaaah, the torture.

To help keep me occupied while mourning the completion of that last book, I made this classy 2 page template for you. It's made specifically for Polka Dot Plum's Saturday Singles and will be available for ONE DAY ONLY today for $1. Tomrrow it will go back on my external hard drive and won't be back until I release it as a full set at full price.

And if anyone else knows another series of period English mysteries....please leave me a comment. I'm always on the lookout for new reads.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Have I got a GrabBag DEAL for you!

Check it out HERE.

I've been loving the innovative collaboration between designers over at the Funky Playground and jumped at the chance to work with 5 amazing designers to bring you a FUNKY color grabbag for an amazing price. Sherry Tierney, Studio Demo, Project B, Amanda Carlson & River Rose! In a nutshell, 6 awesome designers made 6 awesome minis and 6 add-ons using the same color swatch. It's on sale at Funky Playground for ONLY $6 for one week only!. DON'T MISS OUT.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Relax, Sale & Freebie all in one!

Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to meeeee! That's right I'm turning the big 3-9 today and I'm so excited. I've always been a little geeky about my birthday, and I feel everyone should have at least one day that's all about them! So swing by any of my stores TODAY ONLY and get 39% off your whole purchase. I won't have another sale like this for awhile! I've got a few things cooking up just for you, so I can spread the love around a bit.

Funky Playground Designs
Polka Dot Plum

Here is my new release, Relax, that's being highlighted over at Log Your Memory this month. I found the colors on the Pantone chart for hot fall 2011 colors and they just spoke to me. It's a versatile, classy kit perfect for any number of layouts. It comes with a Free With Purchase Mini-Kit, as well! It's 39% off at all my stores today, too!

I've also just revamped my Facebook Fan page, including a FREE spring kit if you "like me"!!!!You know you want a freebie!!!! Just follow the directions when you click on the VIP tab on the left side.

And, did you see that Fab-u-lous CT call going over at Funky Playground? I've only just started there and can see they are a professional, fun-loving team!