Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Retirement Sale

Hi there everyone...I've decided to take a break from designing for awhile so I can spend more time with my family. EVERYTHING IN MY STORE IS 50% OFF UNTIL SEPTEMBER 5TH!!!

I still plan on keeping my blog active and updating it with some of my own layouts that I've created as well as some hybrid projects...and other random stuff...so stay tuned...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm Still Here

OMG...I know...I know...I've seriously been neglecting my blog...but with good reason. I had lots of family stuff going on this month...FUN family stuff! But today I'm popping in to let you know that ScrapMatters is turning 3!!! There is a BIG CELEBRATION planned to0...check it out...

As you can see there is lots going on...and even a SALE...which is always a good reason to stop by!!! Have a good one!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Christmas In July Sale at ScrapMatters

Hi everyone,

Tater's busy doing family stuff, so I'm hijacking her blog again to let ya'll know about a wonderful sale going on at ScrapMatters. It's a Christmas in July sale, so everything winter and Christmas related is 30% off.

Make sure you check out these great kits that are on sale.

Today's a Snow Day

Up'Til Midnight

Greatest Time of Year

Hurry, you won't want to miss this great sale.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Yankee Doodle Doo - July 2010 Desktop Freebies

Hello everyone,

Tatertot, Kayla here. I've hijacked Tater's blog again to give you all a little treat!

Since, July is almost here I figured ya'll could use a new desktop to dress up your 'puter, so I whipped up some desktops with our FAB newly released collab - Yankee Doodle Doo.

bundle link, kit link, wordart link

And here's your desktop freebie:

Download freebie here

If you like what you see, make sure to stop by the SM store and grab a copy of this kit for yourself. It's a very versatile kit - great for holiday photos, boy layouts, and all those everyday memories too.

Enjoy! and keepscrappin'

Friday, June 25, 2010

New Release Friday

Well Happy Friday Everyone! I'm so glad it's here too...cause that means I get to show off my brand new collab kit with Kayla of KeepScrappin Designs! Yep were at it again...and we've created one FAB kit for you to scrap all of your 4th of July Festivities....

And for a limited time if you purchase "Yankee Doodle Doo" you get this Bonus Alpha absolutely free!!!

There's even a coordinating WordArt Pack...

And if you just LOVE it all well we've bundled it all up to help you save even more...

Need some inspiration? Well check out all of the wonderful LO's that my TaterTots have created...
LO by Nikki

LO's by Kayla

LO by Sophie

LO by Janine

LO by Tina

LO by LaShawn

LO by Chel

Thanks for letting me show it off to you!! I hope everyone has a FAB weekend!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Win It B4U Can Buy It!

That's right!! Kayla of Keepscrappin Designs and I have teamed up once again to bring you a NEW collab kit which hits the ScrapMatters store on Friday! We are sooo EXCITED about it that we've decided to give you a chance to "Win It B4U Can Buy It"! Want a little peek...check it out...

So if you want to win it...click here for more information!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Release Friday!

Today is Friday and that means "New Release"!!! Hitting the store at ScrapMatters today is my new template pack....

Want to add curves to your layouts? Well the Curvaceous Template Pack makes it so easy for you to get the curvy look on your layouts without the fuss!! Just pop in your papers, photos and add a few elements and your done!!

Check out what my TATER TOTS have done with it...

LO by Janine

LO by Chel

LO by LaShawn

LO by Tina

LO by Kayla

LO by Kayla

LO by Lisa

LO by Melanie

You can find the Curvaceous Template Pack here in my store at ScrapMatters.

Well I do need to keep it short today...I've got a few things to finish up and then I'm taking my mom to lunch. I didn't get to take her out for Mother's day because we both had so much going on...so we made plans for today.

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sneak Peek Thursday

Where did the time go...I totally forgot about Sneak Peek Thursday...it's almost after 9:00 here and I can't believe I'm just now posting this...oh well...real quick...here's a little peek at what I have hitting the ScrapMatters store tomorrow...

Stop by my blog tomorrow and I'll show you the reveal...I promise I won't forget. LOL!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


What??? A blog post on a Wednesday...I know I can hardly believe it myself!! I was sitting here loading some photos that I had recently taking of my son onto my computer and I thought to myself how it's been so long since I've posted some of my own photos. I absolutely LOVE designing...but somehow my blog has turned into me just making my weekly "New Products" post. So with that said...I'm going to make a point to make more random blog posts...I want to get back to sharing some of my photos with you, posting my own layouts, sharing hybrid projects that I've created...and some tips and tricks that I've learned along the way...in addition to what new products that I have hitting my store.

So today I wanna share with you some photos that I took of my son the other day while he was riding his 4-wheeler in the backyard...

This is one of his favorite things to do when he gets home from school! We have such a huge backyard...so it actually works out really well for him...he rides for a bit...stops...then goes and explores the dirt and bugs...then hops right back on and drives to another destination in our backyard. Ahhhh....to be a kid again!

Well thanks for letting me share this with you today!! Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

All Aboard the SM iNSD Blog Train!!

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!!! Hello there!! And welcome to your next stop on the ScrapMatters [inter]National Scrapbooking Day blog train. You have probably just come from Kim's Blog. That's the stop before this one. And now you've arrived in the Midwest at Designs by Tater...I'm Tater!!!

Our NSD mega-collab at SM this weekend is called "Moments that Matter" and the whole theme of our celebration is all about those moments in our lives that really matter. At each stop you'll find a story about a Moment that Matters along with a freebie!! There are TONS of stops on this blog train, so you can pick up a LOT of goodies!!

Ok...so you wanna hear my "Moment that Matters"?....Well here we go...it's kinda personal...but still a moment that I would love to share with you...

My Moment that Matters is the day that I found out about my adoption story...yes...that's right I'm adopted!!! At the age of 4 weeks I was adopted by a wonderful family who LOVED children. They loved children SOOOO much that they adopted a total of six and then had one of their own.

I grew up knowing that I was adopted but that was all that I knew. It wasn't until I had a child of my own that I started wondering more and more about my story. I couldn't help wanting to know what my birth parents looked like....if I had any other siblings....medical history...etc. All of a sudden I found myself wanting to know it all!!!

After a little research I located the agency that handled my adoption and then set up an appointment to meet with a caseworker to discuss it. The morning of the appointment...I was so excited!!! My husband drove me to the agency and when we arrived I was greeted by a very friendly lady...my caseworker. We went to her office and sat down...and she handed me a document that was several pages long! It was titled ....My Adoption Story!!!

I couldn't believe that I was about to read everything that I wanted to know...well mostly everything!!! I sat there for a minute taking a deep breath...thinking to myself...am I ready for this? After answering myself....I started reading. My husband and my caseworker sat there while I read. When it came to the part that described my birth mother...tears started running down my cheeks. The words that were used to describe her...are the SAME words that people have used to describe me!!! I couldn't beleive it...she was just like me!!

This moment mattered so much to me because now all of a sudden I feel as though my birth parents are actually real people now...and even though I may never get the chance to meet them...I feel so much better knowing what they were like and the circumstances behind my adoption.

Thanks for letting me share that with you...and now let me give you your freebie...It's a 12x12 QP freebie made with the ScrapMatters Collab Kit "Moments that Matter."

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Link will be active until midnight Thursday night 5/6. Then all these blog train goodies are getting gathered up and put into the store!


Ok...now you're off to the next stop on the blog train . . .which is Becca's Blog! Enjoy!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

iNSD Celebrationm new release and freebie!

Well, the iNSD Celebrations is finally here...and the designers at SM have been super busy!!! We have lots and lots planned...so let's get right to it...

I'm releasing a brand new kit today at ScrapMatters...just in time for iNSD. This kit along with everything else in my store is 40% starting today through this weekend. This kit...well let me just say that's it's all about the boys this time!!! Take a look...

I LOVE the "punk" feel to this kit!!! It's filled with tons of "boyish" elements for you to reach for again and again. Trust me...you'll get many uses out of this one. And in honor of the iNDS celebration it is 40% off through this weekend only!!! You can find it here in my store at ScrapMatters.

Let's see what my Tater Tots and the ScrapMatters CT did with it...

LO by Lisa

LO by La'Shawn

LO by Becca

LO by Adrienne

LO by Chel

LO by Kayla

LO by Tina

Love...love...love what these girls did with this kit!!!

Ok...so let's see....Oh yeah...on Saturday I will be hosting a couple of rounds of BINGO at ScrapMatters!! So please stop by and play along with me. I will be hosting one round at 10:00 am central time and another round at 10:00 pm central time. For more information on BINGO and how you can play along...click here.

And if you want more infomation about what's going on at ScrapMatters for iNSD check out the following ads...

My Tater Tots wanted to take part in the iNSD celebrations so they all got together and created one FABULOUS freebie for you today...take a look...

(Download Here)

Can you believe...they created a total of 9 templates to giveaway to you absolutely free!!! It's for a limited time only though so grab'em now!!!

Well...that's all for now...I'm off to go find some iNSD Sales myself!!! Have a great iNSD day!!!