Sunday, May 1, 2016

It's All About East Coast Life!

This year is going by crazy fast! I can't believe it's May 1st already and time to release the Buffet kits! I was born and raised on the east coast of Canada - I'm what you call a Maritime Girl! I love being near the ocean, the coast, waterfront etc... I've lived all over, but this is where I'm home. I was fortunate enough to move back to Nova Scotia in September 2015 - and for now, this is where I'm staying!
I loved working with this month's palette, although when I first looked at it, I thought it would be a challenge! I decided to go with an east coast theme and lean it towards a vintage feel. I love the way it turned out! Now...to find time to scrap!

You can pick up East Coast Life kit, Woodsy Papers (with cardstock) and Journal Cards at 50% through May 5th, 2016 as part of the mix n' match Buffet at GingerScraps!

East Coast Life by Simple Girl Scraps
available exclusively at GINGERSCRAPS
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East Coast Life Woodsy Papers by Simple Girl Scraps
available exclusively at GINGERSCRAPS
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East Coast Life Journal Cards by Simple Girl Scraps
available exclusively at GINGERSCRAPS
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I am in love with this kit - and especially what my amazing Creative Team has done with it! The girls are from all over and each of them were able to use the kit in their own way!

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Do You Have What It Takes? CT Call 2016

Is it spring yet? I can't wait for the chilly wind to be replaced with more sunny days. I love getting outside to the waterfront or just walking around town more. I live in such a cute little town and it makes me feel happy to get out and about. I usually get stopped by someone I know to chat, and that's just nice! But that seems to happen to me where ever I go, even in the middle of Tokyo, I could run into someone I knew!
Today, I'm having a little mini creative retreat in the library. Yes, I have a whole office set up at my apartment, but I thought a little change of scenery would helpful get some creative juices flowing and help productivity! So I grabbed my essentials (laptop, Ban.do planner, notebook, Tupperware water bottle, and chai tea) and have been hiding out in the reference room for the last 3 hours!

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BTW, here's a peek at the way my home office usually looks - minus Mr. Big Cat who is usually sprawled across whatever desk space he can find! Did you know, I'm also a Tupperware Consultant and Younique Presenter? I run my blogs and businesses from home and work part time in retail! I'm in the progress of starting a BRAND NEW blog, if any of you would like a bit more of sneak peek into my life: http://www.simplegirldesignsherownadventure.blogspot.ca/ If you'd like to just stick with the digi, no problem! You're in the right place!

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Now, back to today's productivity! I'm working on a bunch of stuff for {inter}National Scrapbooking Day week which is May 6th-12th in case anyone is wondering! and.... *drumroll please*.... a Creative Team call! Have you ever wanted to work with me? I'm looking for the right people for my team - whether you're a layout artist, social media guru, blogger OR you'd like to work in any of those areas and learn the biz! I'm into coaching! If you're the right person for the job - we'll make it happen!
I'm very close to my team, most of them have been with me for YEARS... I've known some of these awesome ladies even before I started scrapbooking digitally... yes. Back when I was a paper gal! So, if you're interested in applying - shoot me an email with the important info! 

CT Call 2016
To Apply:
email Theresa: [simplegirlscraps AT live DOT come]
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Don't Forget to Love Yourself - New Kit!

Hello digi friends! This month I have a new kit for you called Love Yourself! We spend the holidays trying not to pig out on the delicious holiday treats, then feeling guilty because - face it, we look forward to those special treats all year long! Then we spend January making resolutions and goals to change our bodies, lose weight, eat better etc... I created this kit as a reminder to love yourself in the process. Love yourself as the beautiful person you are - right now.
Love Yourself by Simple Girl Scraps
available EXCLUSIVELY at GINGERSCRAPS
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I was even inspired to scrap!
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I love the layouts my amazing CT has created this month! Check them out! 
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hug Them Tight Collaboration Kit

Hello! I'm sorry it's been such a long time since I've blogged. December/January has been a truly crazy time for myself and family. We lost my dad just before Christmas - he had been unhealthy and hurting for a long time, but I don't think that made our loss any easier. January was to be my Designer Spotlight month at GingerScraps, but with everything going on I didn't have the mojo/drive to be creative. I owe a HUGE thank you and lots of love to my beautiful designer friends who created a gorgeous kit for me in memory of my dad called Hug Them Tight. It's a gorgeous kit to scrap all those precious family moments. I am so thankful for my friends and family who love me.

Hug Them Tight 
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Trixie Scraps Designs, Blue Heart Designs, Key Lime Digi Designs,
Dear Friends Designs and Whimpychomper
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I've finally been able to scrap with this beautiful kit. Not because I've been too busy, but because this is hard for me. I don't have many photos of my dad - he hated the camera, flashes hurt his eyes - but the year I came home from living overseas I made sure to capture a few images of my dad. My dad loved our family pug, she was his little buddy.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

What's Your Reason for the Season?

Good morning! This first week of December has already been super busy for me! I released a brand new kit called Simple Christmas - check out the kit and FREEBIE below! But here's a little more of what I've been up to this week!
I sang in our church Christmas Concert with the choir. It's a big annual community event, and my parents came. Whether you're 6 years old in your first concert for school or a 31 year old - it's still great when you're parents come to see the performance! Here's a little group selfie with some of the ladies - and we're all wearing our Younique! It's been great to reconnect with these ladies since moving back to the east coast!
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Sunday Morning was beautiful with The LaPointes leading worship and the simple decorations. The choir sang again and even though the weather was spring-like, the feeling was truly Christmas.
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Setting up the tree on Sunday evening my family started setting up the tree with the lights. We'll do the ornaments another day. The puggy was waiting for someone to pay attention to her and take her for a walk! lol I gave in, who can ignore that face!
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I really enjoyed working with this color palette! I love mint and pinks for Christmas! I really like how this turned out - it's traditional with a vintage twist. I love gold and glitter for holidays - everything is just better with some sparkle!
My Creative Team really had fun with this kit!
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What are some things you enjoy doing this holiday season? I made this Facebook cover this morning for my personal profile, and I thought I'd share it in case someone else would enjoy it too!
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

How I Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Good morning everyone and Happy international Digital Scrapbooking Day weekend! As a digital scrapbooking designer - which is what I'm doing "full time" right now, I've been super busy getting new products ready - I must say, my new kit is one of my favorites so far! and preparing for the live chat and scrap events I'll be hosting at my store GingerScraps.net! Live events are my favorite - because I get to interact with my fans and customers.
Yesterday, I posted some "live" behind-the-scenes photos on my Facebook Fan Page - Simple Girl Scraps, and I thought it'd be fun to give you my "advice" for having a great DSD!  

Be Prepared:
I've got a "office' set up in the basement (that way when I blast my playlists - no one has to listen to me sing!) Ooops! That's a sneak peek of the FREE KIT I'll be giving away to those who complete my Triple Threat Scrap Event this weekend! So this is what my desk currently looks like - scrapbook paper inspirational quotes from Mambi with washi tape. I'm a little obsessed with washi tape, but more on that later! and I can totally see how dirty my screen is! Better clean that!
My Must Haves: 
*Water - mine is in my awesome Tupperware Eco Water Bottle!
*Caffeine - I've been working constantly for weeks prepping for DSD! I need all the help I can get!
*Music - Lately I've been using Songza online to stream some fun playlists. Get Pumped: Pop Anthems is my current favorite!
*Snacks - I usually go for a light popcorn (no butter on my keyboard!) or M&Ms!
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 Don't Forget About Real Life:
During the Live Chat last night - it was 11pm-midnight my time - a true Night Owls Chat, I was snacking on popcorn, then all of a sudden realized I had finished the whole darn bowl! This is because I had completely forgotten to eat a REAL dinner and was starving! DSD activities are really fun, and you're going to want to scrap and chat and shop and do EVERYTHING...but don't forget about the real life stuff this weekend - spend time with the family, get up and stretch, go for a walk, MAKE DINNER!

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Try Something New:
I was SO pleased to hear that several of the girls who joined my live event in the GingerScraps Chatroom had never done a Speed Scraps or Slow Scrap before! We had so much fun together! So whether you're entering a contest, or trying a designer challenge or joining a chat or speed scrap - have fun with it! DSD is to celebrate our hobby and craft! Check out the GingerScraps forum if you need some ideas! Join me TONIGHT for another chat and slow scrap! 
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Enjoy the Discounts!
This week, my store is on sale for 50% OFF! Lots of designers and stores have sales and special discounts for Digital Scrapbooking Day! It's time to get those kits that are on your wishlist! I've got TWO new products for this week for you! and I'm seriously in love with both of them! 
Be Positive by Simple Girl Scraps
available EXCLUSIVELY at GingerScraps
50% OFF!
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Digi Girl Grab Bag by Simple Girl Scraps
available EXCLUSIVELY at GingerScraps
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Play With Your Stash:
Don't forget to scrap this weekend! It's all about digital scrapbooking this weekend - so play with your new goodies or dig into your digi-stash - we all have one! Here's what my Creative Team has done with Be Positive! I'm excited to see that several of the girls have already done more than 1 layout it! They love it!
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Last Words:
So to wrap up my Digital Scrapbooking Day post - enjoy the weekend! If you want to scrap - scrap. If you want to shop - shop. If you want to join in on the activities - do that! Make this weekend all about why you love to scrapbook and just enjoy it! Don't forget to say HI to me and the team! I love hearing from my fans and customers!  

Lots of Love! 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

12 Printable Scriptures for Women

Happy Sunday everyone! I made the move back east last month - and it's been a crazy month. I'm still looking for a full time job here (which is tough in a small community with an even tougher economy of course) but the extra family time with my sister and parents is worth it. In the meantime, I'm enjoying my direct sales businesses (Did You Know? I'm a Tupperware Lady and a Younique Gal? - and I love it!) and I'm especially excited to have the extra creative time. I officially opened my Simple Girl Scraps shop today at GingerScraps. Head on over to check it out! 
Basically, I feel very blessed to be doing what I'm doing right now. As women, especially as we have more on our plates with family, activities, trying to stay fit, eat healthy, run businesses etc... we get busy and often forget who we are and what it means to be an amazing woman! We've got it going on ladies!! 
I chose some of my favorite Scriptures - especially ones that apply to us busy women and a font I love called Stardust from Creative Market and a few watercolor brushes and made these twelve printables to share. I thought they'd be great if you print your own calendars for planers. They're all 8.5x11 and will print on a standard printer. I chose lighter backgrounds so they won't kill your printer ink! They're in individual JPG format for easy printing.  

Ladies & Gents...IF you choose to post these on your Facebook or Instagram etc, I'd really appreciate the shout out for credit!
Feel free to stalk me! I'd love to know who you are!  
NEWSLETTER | BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST 
 
{Psst! You should PIN this!}
Water Color Scripture Printables
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I shared the download with one of my Creative Team - Brandi, and she chose her favorite to print and frame today! Instant art! Isn't it super cute! Add a link in the comments with your projects! I'd love to see them!

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We're OPEN for Business!

Hey everyone! I'm happy to announce my shop at GingerScraps is officially OPEN! It's been a crazy busy month moving back across the country to the east coast, setting up the shop, designing NEW goodies (including TONS of collab projects with some awesome designers coming up for the next few months! Yay!)  Here's just a quick post to share with you what's on sale and what's new! Check it out! I've got the shop loaded with some of my favorites and it's all on sale!

30% OFF Grand Opening Sale
November 1st-5th
Exclusively at GINGERSCRAPS
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I love autumn - it's a season I tend to spend a lot of time outdoors in. I love the leaves, or taking the pug for a walk - and it's great for photos! The inspiration for this kit came from the improv photoshoot I did for my sister and her boyfriend on Canadian Thanksgiving! Aren't they adorable? I hope you enjoy my November Buffet Kit: Fall in Love by Simple Girl Scraps. It's available for 50% off from November 1st-5th!

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Fall in Love by Simple Girl Scraps
available at GINGERSCRAPS
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 Here's what my AMAZING Creative Team did with it:

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