Friday, 31 August 2012

So Much News!!

First of all, today is the last day that my MouseScrappers store is open. This is your last chance to pick up several of my kits that are MouseScrappers exclusives!

Some of these kits will be retired after my MS store closes, others will be revamped at a much later date and won't be available for quite some time. Right now my entire MouseScrappers store is on sale for 50% off until it closes. Don't miss your chance to get these exclusive kits at a great price before they are gone forever.
Next news is my new release! I've made a paper pack and an adorable alphabet that is perfect for LOs about your young children. Look for it exclusively at my Scraps N Pieces store in the Bits N Pieces promotion for only $1 each for the first week of September!
I put together a short slideshow of some of the LOs my North Stars made using the papers and the alphabet blocks, and a couple are using the FB exclusive elements mini pack:
Tomorrow is the first of September which means it is Super Saturday at Scraps N Pieces! Don't miss the big savings! I've put 3 products in the sale: Pick up one of my clever Dated and Stapled packs. Both are only $1 on September 1st!

Also available for a ridiculously low price tomorrow is my very popular Move It Move It, only $2 for Super Saturday.

Scrap It to Win It is just around the corner! Have you signed up yet? You must be signed up by Sept 1 or you can't play, and let me tell you, the prizes are amazing so you definitely want to play! True North Scraps is one of several SNP designers donating prizes to this contest.
And finally, my two weeks as the featured designer at Scraps and Pieces has drawn to a close. Today is your last day to get all your tasks wrapped up. Tomorrow I will be adding up all the points and choosing the winner of the lottery. I'll get those prizes out as soon as humanly possible. A recap of the tasks/games:

 Lottery: Buy anything in my store between midnight CST Aug 16 and midnight CST Sept 1, and you will get one entry into the draw for a $10 coupon to my store. The draw will take place from all the entries on Sept 1.

 Earn Freebies:
1) Template challenge (free template available here) = 1 point, plus 1 more point if your LO is at least 75% TNS
2) Wear my blinkie = 2 points
3) Follow me: Pinterest = 1 point, Facebook = 1 point, Blog = 1 point
4) Sign up for my newsletter = 2 points
5) Purchase something from my store = 3 points (plus the above-mentioned entry into the lottery)
6) Tell me your top 3 favourite kits in my store = 3 points

1 - 4 points earns a coupon to my store for $2.49
5 - 10 points earns your choice of one kit in my store
11 - 15 points earns a $10 coupon to my store PLUS a bonus entry into the Lottery

Surprises: You just never know.... well, wait! I'll let the cat out of the bag! Several people have opened their private message inboxes at Scraps N Pieces to find a surprise -- I had one of my wonderful North Stars send a coupon to some people that have posted LOs in my TNS gallery. I still plan to RAK a couple more lucky people who have uploaded LOs to my gallery, so make sure you have uploaded yours!

One last surprise - if you have been playing along with the Featured Designer games, hopefully one of the tasks you completed was to sign up for the True North Scraps Newsletter. If you were signed up before 4 pm Eastern yesterday, you will find a newsletter exclusive freebie in yesterday's newsletter! I hope you didn't miss out!

 Whew. My fingers are tired from typing all that out! However, I want to mention a couple more things. "Like" True North Scraps on Facebook and then keep your eyes open for a new exclusive FB freebie, available soon! And finally, I have a big announcement to make soon so make sure you are subscribed to my blog or newsletter so you don't miss it!

New Release by Keystone Scraps

Have I got some fabulousness for you today!! Paula of Keystone Scraps has released 2 much anticipated new destination add-ons to her World Traveler Collection and another wonderful addition that will really make your pages your own!! Since this is meant as an add-on to the original full kit... there are mostly themed elements, although Paula did add a few basics as well. Be sure to pick up her original World Traveler Kit so you have all the basics and general travel elements that you can ever need!
First off- We capture the waning days of summer with a fantastic beach destination!
World Traveler: Beach Escape
This is a wonderful addition to the original kit!! Perfect for those beach holidays, cruises, and tropical destinations! There are 12 lovely papers that incorporate beautiful ocean scenes, palms, shell patterns and more! An additional 28 unique elements and 16 word tags round out this collection!
Next stop... Oh La La!! Paris!
World Traveler: Paris
Inspired by all the everyday details of a Parisian holiday... you will certainly find the perfect little details for your Paris pages in this add-on! There are 12 lovely papers that incorporate some of the major landmarks, including the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe and more! A generous 38 unique vintage elements including macaroons, a metro overhead sign, gargoyle, scarf, and of course perfume labels and a shopping bag! As if that wasn't already enough... there are 35 word tags too!! There's a tag for many of the top museums, cathedrals, and neighborhoods that are on the must see list!!
Finally.... by request...
World Traveler: Custom Tags
Due to popular request...Paula is now offering to create custom word tags for your World Traveler collection!!! There are so many different destinations and reasons/occasions to travel it is impossible to make them all. Purchase this add-on and get exactly what you want for your pages! The tags will be just like to other tags found in the World Traveler collection. With this purchase, you will recieve 10 tags made JUST for YOU!! Need one that says Virginia Beach? done! Tania and Jim? done! Anywhere USA? yep that can be done too!!
All 3 of these (and the ENTIRE WORLD TRAVELER COLLECTION) are available for 30% off for the whole month of September!! Now that's a deal!!
Take a look at some pages I made...

Have a great day!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Sale, and Don't Forget!

Are you ready for a sale?? I know I am! Make sure to head over to Scraps N Pieces this weekend for our awesome Back To School sale! Don't forget that the TNS newsletter will be coming out Wednesday and they don't want to miss it! There's plenty of news in it! Subscribe to the True North Scraps newsletter here

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Last chance sale and new releases.

Theres just 1 week left before I close my shop at MouseScrappers on September 1.
Everything in that store is also 50% off.
You will find some kits there that are available exclusively at MouseScrappers so hurry in and snap them up before they are gone!
After that I will be selling exclusivly at  Scraps N Pieces.
I have 2 fantastic new products in store
Are you looking for the perfect way to add a subtle date to your LO? 
Then here is a great solution. I have imprinted dates on staples so all you have to do is use them to fasten down an element and there you have it -- no awkwardly placed tags, no elements that look kind of silly with the rest of the page, no trying to work a date into your journaling.
  Just a small, inobtrusive element that you would have used anyway,
only this time it's pulling double-duty.



Both sets are on sale for 50% off right now making them just $1.50 at both SNP and MS.

Monday, 20 August 2012

TNS Sale, and Remember to Sign Up for my Newsletter!

I am having a huge sale! Absolutely everything in my stores is 50% off!! First of all, at my Scraps N Pieces shop, I am the Featured Designer and I'm celebrating by giving you some big savings! I've got lots of things going on there, so check it out!
Switching gears, I have decided to close my shop at MouseScrappers on September 1. Everything in that store is also 50% off. You will find some kits there that are available exclusively at MouseScrappers so hurry in and snap them up before they are gone!
Don't worry -- I'm not leaving designing! My store is remaining open at Scraps N Pieces. After September 1, my designs will only be available at Scraps N Pieces. Remember to sign up for my newsletter to keep up with all that is happening at True North Scraps! There's big news coming soon!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Do you hang around the Scraps N' Pieces forum a lot?  Like meeting new people, welcoming them to our little family, and making them feel at home with lots of compliments and praise?  Do you like to keep things neat and organized, as well as follow rules?  Here's an easier you like free kits ?

If so, apply to be a Forum Hostess.

Scraps N' Pieces is have a Forum Hostess Call.
Requirements include:
Welcome New Members
Promote the SNP Forum
Be Active in the Forum
Comment on Gallery Layouts
Nominate Gallery Stand Outs
Monitor for Incorrect Posts, Siggies, & Outside Links
Remove Old Posts in Various Threads
Watch for Spammers
*Meet all the assignments during your assigned week, and earn a coupon for $5.99 once every 1 to 2 months.

There are 4 POSITIONS OPEN. If you're interested, I will need a brief bio and a list of other CT/store commitments.  Email Tammy (Memories by Digital Design) at Call open until positions filled.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Fund Raising Collab

We have a dear friend and fellow designer that has been diagnosed with leukemia. She has missed a lot of work and so designers from Scraps N Pieces and Stuff to Scrap have come together to put together a fund raising kit to benefit our Dear Friend. She is a great designer and a good friend to all of us. She is having to take a break right now from work and from designing to take care of herself and we hope the funds raised from this template pack will help benefit her in some small way and show our appreciation to her for all she has done to help and support us.

This template pack contains 40 - 12x12 templates and 4 - 8.5 x 11 templates in PSD, TIF, PNG, and PAGE formats. You will get tons of use from them and be able to use them over and over again. Be sure to tell your friends to come pick up this great deal on some awesome templates and help out our friend in the meantime. Template pack is $15 regularly, but on sale for $11.99 right now. That makes it less than 30cents per template!
Here are a couple of super cute layouts made with a couple of these templates

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

SNP August Blog Train and Featured Designer

Can you believe it's the middle of August already? That means it's blog train time! But first I want to tell you about something I am very excited about! I am Scraps N Pieces Featured Designer from August 16 to the 31st! You don't want to miss this - there is going to be a template challenge, everybody who buys something from TNS between Aug 16 and Aug 31 is entered for a chance to win $10, you can earn freebies just for doing very simple tasks, and there may be some surprises too!

And now for the blog train!

Scraps N' Pieces Store Blog
True North Scraps <--You are here
Stampgram's Studio
Amy's Scrappin' Memories
AmyDane Designs
Scraps N Pieces
Net's Nick Nacks
Joyful Expressions
KB Custom Creations
Karen Diamond Designs
Tricia's Treasures
Honeybee's Creative Hive
Memories by Digital Design
Lady Sherwood Designs
Ladybug Pics n Scraps
Just For Fun Designs
Flower Pot Designs
Keystone Scraps
Fit 2 Be Scrapped
Mommy Made This

Here is my part:

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Friday, 10 August 2012

I have so much news!!

First of all, last week's Bits N Pieces is being released at MouseScrappers this week.  I've packed it up so it's no longer in bits and pieces. 

Don't forget the coordinating products:

Of course, there's a bundle too:

And as usual, everything is on sale this weekend, so don't wait too long to pick them up! Need inspiration? Look what the MS CT made with it this week:
I have also packed up the papers and elements at Scraps N Pieces too. Next....

Do you hear that …. the faint sound of a train whistle in the background? The rumble of the cars coming down the track? Chug on over to see what True North Scraps and Keystone Scraps have teamed up to bring to you this week.
This collaboration is a must have to showcase pages of that magical train ride or even one of those clunky ones in the shopping mall. The rich color palette catches your eye and the array of elements will find you wanting to create beautiful clusters or tons of layout pages. Either way it's a win-win right?
Dawna has packed in 47 elements and 17 papers as well as an adorable train alpha into her portion of the kit. Paula has over 70 elements and 28 papers and two alphas. You will find one alpha offered to download for free at her site this week, after that it will only be available as part of the kit purchase. Between the 2 kits, you get way over 100 elements and 45 papers... that is quite a kit! Oh yeah, and don't forget those three alphas to complete this classic styled collaboration. Who wouldn't want to hop on that train?

Both of these kits are on sale but only for a limited time. True North Scraps has this kit on sale at Scraps N Pieces at 30% off this weekend. The portion from Keystone Scraps is available at both Scraps N Pieces and Stuff To Scrap at 30% off but for the weekend ONLY as well! Be sure to not delay and pick up these beautiful kits before the sale price pulls out of the station.
And if just by seeing the kit you aren't already inspired by what you can create … take a look at what the teams at both True North and Keystone have done with it.
Also the teams have made some freebies for you to enjoy … be sure to visit the following blogs to pick up their generous offers.
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I leave you with one last thing … a poem called “Pleasant Travels Through Life” … author unknown
Life is but a journey on a train, With a pair of travelers at each windowpane. I may sit beside you the whole journey through, Or I may be seated elsewhere, never knowing you. But if fate should mark me to sit at your side, Let's be pleasant travelers, it's so short a ride.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Speed Scrap Aug 8th

Hey everyone!  Join Wendy Tunison Designs tomorrow night for an hour of chatting and digi scrap fun!  You'll have an hour after the last instruction to post your layouts!  It's going to be fast paced fun! The prize will be an add on to her last release, Two Hearts!  Whoot!



Look how pretty it is!! I hope you don't miss this!

See you there!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Sensational Templates from Keystone Scraps

Releasing today, Keystone Scraps has a brand new set of fun and easy Sensational Templates!

Sensational Scraps Vol 2

These 4 fun templates will really get your creative juices flowing! Flip, switch up, add or remove layers and make your page your own! Available as PSD, TIFF, PNG, and PAGE files, they are compatible with any scrapping program! Sensational Scraps Vol2 has been released as part of Scraps-N-Pieces Bits&Pieces promotion so through August 7th, they will only be available at SNP... but for the bottom basement price of just $1!! After August 8th, they will be appearing at STS as well, for the regular price of $3.49. So don't delay! Pick them up TODAY!

Take a look at what I created with these templates!

I used Template 3 and Sweet Summertime by Keystone Scraps

Have a great day!

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