Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Treasured Past Grab Bag Freebie!

Hi everybody,

Sorry this post is a little late, I had a scary day today, I had a little accident and thought maybe the baby was harmed so after calling the doctor she told me to head to the ER, after spending almost all evening there we were discharged and told to take it really easy for a few weeks and not lift anything over 5 pounds ( although one nurse said 20 pounds so I'm kinda lost there) So now at least we know how far along we are, 7 and a half weeks! :-) anyway, I will stop yammering and give ya the freebie already .. LOL!! :-)
Here is the LINK
(it will expire in 3 days)

Here is the Link the the coordinating mega kit A Treasured Past

Today's CT Spotlight is on Debbie!

Here are a few of her beautiful layouts!
Thank you Debbie! :-)


This layout was made with the Pocket Full of Posies Mega Kit Collab by Pillowgirl and I:

This layout was made with my Waynesboro Mega Kit:

FOR MORE FANTASTIC FREEBIES..... CHECK OUT THE SAS NEWSLETTER HERE!!

Have a great day!

God Bless!
Sherah

Saturday, April 26, 2008

About My Anti-Piracy Ad....

I've had a few comments recently and some e-mails even about my Anti-Piracy ad that I include in my zips and on my blog... I just wanted to take a minute to tell you a little about it. :-)

Yes, that is my daughter, Joanna she just turned 15 months on the 20th and I plan to update the picture frequently as she grows :-) Thanks so much for all the kind comments on how cute she is :-) I am currently pregnant so when this little one is born my daughter may have another buddy in the picture! :-)

Recently, alot of designers have been discovering pirated kits of theirs being given away by people and this always makes me sad.. I mean.. even though I TOTALLY disagree with video and music piracy I can ALMOST see why people feel justified in doing this..
they must reason away the guilt with something like... "Oh those music and movie studios make millions.. whats a few bucks?"

But where I fail to see any reasoning is piracy of our digital kits.

I think there is alot of misunderstanding when it comes to how much we make at this, so I wanted to see if sharing my own story could help people understand a little:

I feel that I sell pretty well and when averaged over time since last September when I signed on with Stone Accents Studio. I make far less than minimum wage at this. (hubby says 'It's almost slave wages!")
I went months when I first started April-August 2007 only making 20 dollars in that 4 month period!
(my husband says I am the definition of a 'starving artist' and in some ways he sees it 'artistic slavery' LOL mainly because I obsess over it, I LOVE my job, I LOVE art, and never in a million years thought I'd ever make even pocket-change doing it! And I'm sure alot of designers feel the same way.
There are alot of designers out there who design Full Time for various reasons, be it severe health issues, or stay at home moms who design whenever they can, trying their best to contribute to their income in whatever way possible.

For me, this job is my only option, its either work from home or don't work. I never went to college and because of this, I've never been able to get a job above minimum wage, and every job I've had will only hire you for the minimum hours allowed to not allow benefits of any kind. In my area, and I am sure alot of others, the cost of daycare would almost take every cent of a paycheck I would bring home, so again, this is my only option. I just wanted you to know that alot of us in the digital designer field are struggling to make ends meet and worrying about the bills just like anyone else.

To me.. stealing from someone in our profession is just about as low as stealing from the pocket of your grocery store checkout gal. I mean really, who would do that? If you knew you wouldn't be caught? I sure hope no one would.

Digital Scrapbooking by its very nature is a penny-saving hobby. Once you have a kit, you've got it forever and can re-use it forever. Thats one of the things that really appealed to me about it.. the frugality of it.

Just try going to your local Scrapbooking store and purchasing the same amount of papers and elements for the fantastic and low prices we provide, It would be rare if you found a deal that good, ya know? Anyway, I just wanted you all to know why I include the Anti-Piracy Ad in all my zips and I hope you will join me in saving yet another endangered species:
the Starving Artists :-)

((hugs))
Sherah

Friday, April 25, 2008

Faded Memories Little Bits Freebies!

Hello! :-) I had some leftover freebie items that my fabulous CT created for my Spring Fling and I just thought you might like to collect those too so I'll be giving those out during the rest of the month, so check back often, ok? :-) Here is the first Little Bit!

Here is the download link to these:
These Little Bits were made from my :




These two great layouts were made by my CT member Trish F

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

**sniff sniff** I've always wanted an award!! **sniff sniff** LOL


How cool is this?! I've recieved this fantastic Arteypico Award from Both:

Tragedy Anne at http://tragedyscrapinannes.blogspot.com/ and

Boo at http://boolanddesigns.blogspot.com/

LOL! NIFTAYYY!!

Now, the rules state that I have to nominate 5 deserving buds for this wonderful little trophy and that has been no easy task, let me tell you. If you were nominated, here are the rules for you to pass it on.

For those of you receiving the Award, here are the rules:

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award. http://arteypico.blogspot.com/

Make sure you visit the link above. There are crafts of all kinds shown; you are bound to come away inspired!

5) Show these rules.

Here are my five favorites:

1. Pillowgirl Scraps http://pillowgirlscraps.blogspot.com/
2. TrishF http://digitalscrapbooking.marketingmainstay.com/
3. Darlene's Designs http://darlenedesigns.blogspot.com/
4. Sir Scrap-A-Lot http://sirscrapalot.blogspot.com/
5.Movefearlessly Designs http://www.movefearlessly.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Check out these Alphas!!

Hi Everyone!
I don't have a freebie for you today, but all the other ones are still active, so if you haven't gotten them all, scroll down, there are tons still available! :-) I just wanted to tell you that
you have just GOT to see the new alpha sets that Pillowgirl is working on!! I think they are just gorgeous!
Here's a sneek peek!
Coming Tomorrow at www.myscrapshop.com


Today's CT Spotlight is on Jan Merkley
Here are two of her layouts using my Beautiful Moment Mega Kit and Beautiful Moment Add On


Friday, April 18, 2008

More Pocket Full of Posies Freebies!

So far Pillowgirl and I have put together a bunch of goodies that coordinate with our Pocket Full of Posies Mega Kit on both BOTH our blogs! Today's offering is a layered page template!
Hope you enjoy it!
don't forget! pillow also has a freebie for you too! Here is the link to PILLOWGIRLS BLOG



A Pocket Full of Posies Mega Collab

$7.00
Sale: $5.25
Save: 25% off

This collaborative kit from Pillowgirl and SKrapper Digitals is huge, with over 270 MB of papers and elements. It is a wonderful Spring themed kit with lots of flowers to celebrate. You will be able to do several layouts with this kit as it includes

48 papers

and the following elements:

  • 18 flowers
  • 23 ribbons
  • 10 patches
  • 27 tags
  • 4 gems
  • 5 buttons
  • 15 beaded elements
  • 9 frames
  • 4 journals
  • 13 bows
  • 3 stitched up pockets
  • 1 stitched circle
  • and more...

You will love scrapping your spring layouts with this kit for sure.



Here is a layered Template that coordinates with the kit made by me! ENJOY!
this template is in jpg and psd formats
CLICK HERE FOR THAT LINK!




AND....


We also have another in-store sampler for you HERE






Both these layouts were made by Debbie using an in-store sampler!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pocket Full of Posies Bragbook Freebies!

Today both Pillowgirl and I are giving out a few more freebies that coordinate with our Pocket Full of Posies mega collab!
there are goodies for you on BOTH our blogs!
here is the link to PILLOWGIRLS BLOG



A Pocket Full of Posies Mega Collab

$7.00
Sale: $5.25
Save: 25% off

This collaborative kit from Pillowgirl and SKrapper Digitals is huge, with over 270 MB of papers and elements. It is a wonderful Spring themed kit with lots of flowers to celebrate. You will be able to do several layouts with this kit as it includes

48 papers

and the following elements:

  • 18 flowers
  • 23 ribbons
  • 10 patches
  • 27 tags
  • 4 gems
  • 5 buttons
  • 15 beaded elements
  • 9 frames
  • 4 journals
  • 13 bows
  • 3 stitched up pockets
  • 1 stitched circle
  • and more...

You will love scrapping your spring layouts with this kit for sure.

The FREEBIES!!

Today both Pillow and I are giving away one bragbook page each on our blogs so stop by both to grab them both!

CLICK HERE FOR THAT LINK!


PILLOWGIRLS BLOG


ALSO, there's a lot going on at MSS. Designers having sales,
2 collabs, and new challenges. Read the newsletter to learn more.
For another FANTASTIC COLLAB KIT check out MCA Designs and Sir Scrapalot's Collab kit named CONRAD

Movefearlessly Designs
still has a great coupon deal going on so be sure to check her store out too!


Tagged!
Have I mentioned that i am officially the SLOWEST tag player ever?? LOL!! I've been tagged by two people already and have been so busy I am just now getting time to 'tag back' LOL!
ok.. here goes!

1. Movefearlessly Designs- http://www.movefearlessly.blogspot.com/

and I hope i rememberd this right.. Scrappin Dove Designs - http://scrappindovedesigns.blogspot.com/

Link to the person that tagged you and leave a comment.

  1. Post the rules on your blog.
  2. Share 7 Random facts about yourself on your blog.
  3. Tag 7 random people at the bottom of your post, linking to their blog. Let each person know by leaving a comment on their blog.

3. SEVEN RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME

  • I am the 7th child in a family of 9 kids
  • I graduated high school as a Home School student.
  • My first name, Sherah is from the Bible-- 1 Chronicles 7:24
    (And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the nether, and the upper, and Uzzensherah.) -- I always thought this was pretty cool!
  • I have social anxiety disorder. (suprising though, with the large family, huh?)
  • When I'm not designing, I am working on a farm on the weekends, baling hay or cutting brush or helping build a cabin for my in-laws.
  • If all the names in my family (even the ones that passed away) are said in chronological order, they rhyme.. (Jason, Joanna, Jonathan, Susanna, Joseph, Sarah, Joshua, Sherah, Saron, Joel and Jeremy)
  • I am a P.K (preacher's kid)

4. OK, now for the hard part. I'll be back - I gotta go find seven folks to tag.

ok, i think i did that right! :-)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Pocket Full of Posies Freebies!

Hi Everybody! :-)

The pregnancy is going good so far, still haven't been to the doctor yet though so we still don't have any idea exactly how far along we are yet.. lol.. I have to admit I've been a little scared about going through the whole ordeal again, the expense and 37 hours of labor last time is just plain freaking me out thinking of doing all that again! LOL. Everyone keeps telling me the second child is easier, and i am certainly hoping they are right! I've had a harder time with this one in alot of ways already, sick alot more and man.. the food aversions! its been terrible! finding things i can actually stomach the thought of eating has been realllly rough! I can't tell you how many times I've made something for myself to eat, only to end up giving it to my husband! LOL
Anybody have any ideas to help that?

COLLAB NEWS!
Pillowgirl and I have been working on this mega collab kit for a while now and its FINALLY DONE!! YAYYY!!! We both thought you might like to have a little more freebie sampler fun so we put together a few goodies for you on BOTH our blogs!
here is the link to PILLOWGIRLS BLOG



A Pocket Full of Posies Mega Collab

$7.00
Sale: $5.25
Save: 25% off

This collaborative kit from Pillowgirl and SKrapper Digitals is huge, with over 270 MB of papers and elements. It is a wonderful Spring themed kit with lots of flowers to celebrate. You will be able to do several layouts with this kit as it includes

48 papers

and the following elements:

  • 18 flowers
  • 23 ribbons
  • 10 patches
  • 27 tags
  • 4 gems
  • 5 buttons
  • 15 beaded elements
  • 9 frames
  • 4 journals
  • 13 bows
  • 3 stitched up pockets
  • 1 stitched circle
  • and more...

You will love scrapping your spring layouts with this kit for sure.


NOW THE FREEBIES!!!
this in store sampler available in the store here

and these GREAT stitches MADE BY PILLOWGIRL!! CLICK HERE FOR THAT LINK!



Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Jean Ann Mega Kit Samplers!

Well, The Spring Fling is over, But the freebies aren't!
I just finished up my Jean Ann Mega Kit and
wanted to share the samplers with you !
then come and visit me every 5 days or so and I
should have more stuff for you

THERE ARE THREE FREEBIES IN THIS POST!!


all the links open in a new window so you can grab them all
without leaving my blog :-) ENJOY!

Today's Freebies are a sampler mini kit and
a gift bag full of goodies using my
JEAN ANN MEGA KIT
on sale from the 15th -2oth for $5.95






NOW THE SAMPLERS!!
(all samplers contain brand new add-on items that coordinate with the kit.)
LOOKING FOR THE LINK?? CLICK ON THE WORD HERE, below
you will have to 'hunt' through my stores to find the samplers..
don't give up though! they are all there!!




I have this sampler set hidden in my store HERE
"?digifree"




and this sampler set hidden in my store HERE."?digifree"
They coordinate so make sure to grab them both!

Here are some BEAUTIFUL layouts made by JEAN ANN using her personalized kit!!






Today's CT spotlight is on Nighty and here are some layouts she made using my Daydream Mega Kit



Have a GREAT DAY!
Sherah


Monday, April 14, 2008

Spring Fling Day 14!!

THERE ARE THREE FREEBIES IN THIS POST!!
I only have a SINGLE ITEM freebie up on 4shared, FOR TONS MORE of my freebie sampler packs scroll down for the in-store links. There are 2 for every day of the Spring Fling! The reason I posted only a small freebie to 4shared was so that I could make sure that all the Digifree subscribers would be able to get all of these freebies too, this is just too much fun to miss!... and i really do miss reading your comments, so I wanted to leave a way for you to do that too :-)
all the links open in a new window so you can grab them all
without leaving my blog :-) ENJOY!

(the 4shared treats will be
changed daily with each new blog post, the link name will remain the same but the enclosed file will be different every day!)
Today's Freebies are a sampler mini kit and
a gift bag full of goodies using my
ZOO MEGA KIT
now at a special Spring Fling price of $5.oo !!
on sale from now until the 15th!
click here for the link to that product


NOW THE SAMPLERS!!
(all samplers contain brand new add-on items that coordinate with the kit.)
LOOKING FOR THE LINK?? CLICK ON THE WORD HERE, below
you will have to 'hunt' through my stores to find the samplers..
don't give up though! they are all there!!



I have this sampler set hidden in my store HERE
"?digifree"




and this sampler set hidden in my store HERE."?digifree"
They coordinate so make sure to grab them both!

and here are some fantastic layouts made with that kit:
The following three layouts were made by Tragedy Anne


The following 2 layouts were made by Nighty

these adorable leopard images are from Julie Cohen's Animals of the Zoo collection

additional elements were made by Jasjul (Julie Cohen Animals of the Zoo Collection)
The following layouts were made by Debbie
additional elements--pillowgirls gold digger alpha


additional element-- De De Smith Giraffe (from Zoo Animals)




Have a GREAT DAY!
Sherah


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