Thursday, November 27, 2008

Black Friday Celebration!!!

I love Black Friday!!! Here in the States, all the stores have amazing sales and crazy shoppers like me get up at the crack of dawn to get the best deals! Last year, I actually spent the night before at Circuit City to get a great deal on a new PC!

So to celebrate this year, I'm having a sale! All my personal use, S4h/S4O products are on sale for 40% off - as part of a storewide sale at ScrapMatters.com - starting on FRIDAY. But, since CU/ Professional Use items are excluded from the sale, I decided to let you make your own sale!
This one starts right now!


I've got 2 brand new Professional Use products in my shop this week



and these Worn Out overlays are not new, but have been a good seller and are also included in the sale:


But grab them quick, my Professional Use products don't go on sale often!

I did mention that SM is having a sale didn't I??? We are actually having a HUGE celebration starting on Friday!
and the daily download is back, and it's HUGE!!!



Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US friends!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Personal Use TOU - S4O/S4H Friendly!


This TOU was last updated on 5/28/09. I understand the TOU's are not retro-active, and the version that came with your product puchase is the legal version.
Happy Scrap Girl Terms Of Use for Personal Use Products:

Personal Use, Scrap for Others (S40) and Scrap for Hire (S4H) ONLY!


My products (both freebies & paid kits) are for personal use only and are not to be re-distributed in any way, used for commercial purposes (i.e., cannot be used for your own financial gain- with the exception of S4O & S4H – see below), or claimed as your own. Please give proper credit to Happy Scrap Girl Designs (ex. “X” Kit by Happy Scrap Girl Designs available at ScrapMatters.com”).

You may:

1.) use Happy Scrap Girl Products in your personal scrapbooking layouts (printed and/or digital).

2.) create back-up copies for personal use only.

3.) alter Happy Scrap Girl products by changing the size, color, adding to or deleting sections. Please credit the original design to Happy Scrap Girl Designs.

4.) use Happy Scrap Girl Products in your layouts that are submitted to on-line galleries or personal blogs, as well as to scrapbooking and/or related magazines and web sites for publication as long as credit is given to Happy Scrap Girl Designs.

5.) Use Happy Scrap Girl Products in your small S4O or S4H business – provided the following terms are met.

· You may create page layouts, cards or similar products for paying customers provided
that the product is delivered to the client in a flattened jpg format or is printed out.
· Quick Pages, other PNG and layered formats are NOT allowed!


You may NOT:

1.) use Happy Scrap Girl products for resale.

2.) share, loan, copy, rent, sell or distribute Happy Scrap Girl products (in whole or part) to anyone at anytime (this includes relatives, friends or other household members).

3.) give all or any part of this kit away in any format as a freebie – even if altered.

4.) claim Happy Scrap Girl products as your own. You may not alter these products and call them your own. You may not take any part of these products and add it to your product and claim the resulting product as your own.

5.) use this product in any large scale business (including paper scrapbooking lines)– if this is something you are interested in please contact me for additional licensing information at happyscrapgirl@live.com

6.) use Happy Scrap Girl products in a fashion that is obscene, pornographic, or illegal in nature.

7.) use my Quick Pages, Brag Books or any other premade pages or Blogwear in your S4H/S4O services.


My graphics, whether free or not, are protected by international copyright law.

http://www.fbi.gov/ipr/ - Warning: The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to 5 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000."

Friday, November 14, 2008

New Brag Book & a Freebie!

Look what's new in my shop!
This sweet 4 x 6 brag book was created by Christy & Stacy - 2 of the very talented members of my CT. They used "Kelly's Apple Farm" to create these gorgeous pages that would be perfect for creating a beautiful and quick album for yourself, or to give as a gift.

The album contains TEN 4 x 6 pages in png format (with transparent openings). One of the pages is included with and without word art. Just open the page, slide your picture behind it and add a bit of quick journaling and you've created a lasting memory.

Thank you Christy & Stacy!

Be sure to check out the full kit "Kelly's Apple Farm" :

Christy also made this amazing QP freebie for you! There are 2 versions - one with and one without the word art.



Download here . The password is happy

Be sure to leave some thanks for Christy if you download!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Kelly's Apple Farm & a Freebie

Just popping in real quick to tell you about a few things. First, ScrapMatters is having a 30% off sale all weekend long to celebrate DSD!





Here are some new products that are in my shop that you can get for 30% off today (Nov 2 until 12:00 midnight PST)



Kelly's Apple Farm:







Here's some LO examples from my CT:



Krista:




This one is mine :-)





Here's one from Christy:




Also new and on Sale is "Color Me Happy Worn Out Paper Pack"


And, I promised you a freebie! I turned my LO into a desktop for my pc and thought I'd share it with all of you!



{sorry - link removed}

password is happy

Enjoy!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Worn Overlays & FREEBIE sampler for Personal & CU!

It seems that the latest trend in digital scrapbooking is to give your papers a worn out look. Add some folds, rips and worn edges and it brings new life to old papers or a trendy new look to a brand new kit. These overlays are a quick and easy way to help you do just that!



There are 6 torn, folded, wrinkled and worn overlays in this set. Each overlay is approximately 12 x 12 inches and is a transparent, grayscale file. Just add your paper and maybe change the blending mode on the overlay to get just the right look that you want. Each overlay is 300 dpi.

You can choose to download the files in png format, or as layered tiff files. The tiff files make it even easier to get that worn look because I've provided a template layer that you can just clip your paper to - it saves you a few extra steps. The zip files are clearly labeled - 3 are for tiff files and 2 are for pngs. The tiffs are fairly large.

I've included a step by step instruction sheet for using both the pngs & the tiff files.

You may use this product in your personal layouts, or in your digital scrapbook designs. You can read my commercial use TOU here - credit is appreciated, but not required.

I also have a free sampler frame so you can try one out and see just how easy they are to use!
You can use this in your personal LO's as well as your digital scrapbook design projects.


You can find Worn Out Overlays here at ScrapMatters.com . And you can download the free sampler frame here.

If you are looking for more CU resources, be sure to check out my shop! I added these fabric overlays last week:


Thanks for looking!

EDIT::: Just wanted to let you know that the shop appears to be having some issues right now. Please keep trying back if you can't get in.

IMPORTANT!!! The shop will be going down on Sunday night at midnight 12PST. It will be back up sometime on Tuesday. IF it is up before then, I'll let you know. They are having a scheduled upgrade so that we have fewer errors on the site :-) SO - just bookmark me so you can go back and get your goodies later, LOL :-P

Thanks for your patience and all of your support,

HSG

Monday, September 29, 2008

New Products in the Shop!!

My grab bag sale is over, but my bag has now been revealed. Take a look at all the new goodies I had packed into it (images are clickable):








So now, the bad news is you can no longer get my grab bag, but the GOOD news is that all items are now on sale in the shop for 30% off! Just click the images above for the links to the shop!

Thanks for looking, and happy shopping!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy Birthday! (AND A FREEBIE!!!)

Welcome to blog train stop #39...

I can hardly believe it, but ScrapMatters is celebrating it's 1st birthday! We've got some big events planned! It's party time!

We are having a HUGE STOREWIDE SALE - a free MEGA collab kit (w/$10 purchase) - a Daily Download - GRAB BAGS....

Oh wait grab bags.... I've got a brand new one in the shop right now and I am so excited!! I can't believe how much stuff I've crammed into this bag. There are 5 brand new products - available for 3 days only (9/26 - 9/28) for just $3.00!!!


Now, I can't tell you what's in the bag, but I can show you some of the things my CT & the SM CT did with them... well some of them - I didn't even give them all to them just yet!

First up is from Katie - she used the grab bag goodies & Baggin' It Alpha (you can get the alpha free here...)



Stacy - used the Grab Bag, Inky Brushes, Little Word Paper Tags, Flowers are from Taylor, and the Leaves are from Wrapped in Autumn by Designs by Tater

Christy's Grab Bag LO also uses a clip & flowers from Wild...
Kim used the Grab Bag, the clips, strings & flower are from Fairchild and the frames are from Just Frame Crazy both by Britt-ish Designs...



Denise used the Grab Bag, and some recolored flowers from Wild...


Sharon's LO has more grab bag goodness in it plus some elements (tree, ribbon, flowers) from Hoo's Ready for Fall by Simply Sweet Designs


Mary used some leaves & buttons from Wild to mix up with this grab bag...


And Christine used Little Word Paper Tags, Flowers are from Taylor...


Stefanie made this LO using the grab bag - papers & elements from Fall Splendor by Haynay and Date strip by Britt

My gosh - we designers at SM are so lucky to have such an amazing CT!! Thank you ladies these LO's ROCK!!

Now, does anyone have any ideas as to what some things might be in that grab bag, LOL!

OK now - I did mention a freebie a bit ago... thanks for hanging with me :-) ... Part of our SM celebration is a Birthday Blog Train. We've got a huge Birthday Mega Kit that we are giving away with every $10 purchase in our shop. And, the whole team - admin, designers & CT have made up some fun Brag Book pages for you! In-case you came right to my blog, here's the link to the stop before mine on the train. Please remember that we are from all over the world, and a few stops may be posted a bit later than others. ..

Now, before I give you my brag book page (my goodness this is a LONG post!) I've got to tell you about one of my families birthday traditions. Honestly, my families traditions are nothing out of the ordinary. My whole family gets together, both of my sisters & their SO's, my parents , DH, me & our 2 DD's. The birthday girl (or boy) gets to choose what they want for dinner. When we were growing up, we always picked to have mom make our favorite dishes, I usually picked pasta with homemade sauce. But, as we've gotten older, we usually pick our favorite restaurant.

For DD1's last B-day, she chose "the boodie" restaurant. It took us a while to figure out that that meant the chinese restaurant with the big Budha statue! Now, the DH's & SO's in our family have figured out that if they choose to have their meals made at home, they can usually get some more lavish dishes (aren't they clever...) . For my DH's last B-day, he convinced my mom to make mac & cheese (the good kind - not from a box..) crab legs and her famous ribs. This of course required her to take a day off from work so that the ribs could slow cook all day long - isn't he a spoiled boy!!! I don't think she'd have done that for any of her own kids!

After dinner, we have cake & open presents - we usually try to make it a pretty laid back day.

OK - now that I've really gone on and on... here's your freebie - Enjoy!
Train stop #39
{Sorry - Link Removed}
Now, since I'm the last stop on this blog train, I'll send you back to main station - just incase you missed any! First stop:
1. www.scrapmatters.com/wordpress (team blog)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Who Doesn't LOVE a SALE???

I know I do!! I've put my whole shop on sale today and tomorrow (Sept 1 & 2) for 25% off!!! Happy Labor Day!

It includes my brand new Personal & CU product:


The 25% off discount will show up in your cart during the checkout process.
HSG

Friday, August 29, 2008

HSG Professional Use CU TOU



Happy Scrap Girl Professional Use (CU) Product Terms Of Use:


Happy Scrap Girl Commercial Use Product Terms Of Use:

I’m so glad that you have chosen my Commercial Use (CU) Product.  If you use this product, I’d love to see what you have done with it.  Credit is never required, but I would not complain if you wanted to tell anyone and everyone that Happy Scrap Girl Design products ROCK!!

You can email me the link (or ask me questions) at happyscrapgirl AT live DOT com


You may:

1.)   use Happy Scrap Girl Products in your personal scrapbooking layouts (printed and/or digital), your digital scrap design products and small (home-based) business “Scrap-for Hire” projects, provided finished products are provided in a flattened png, jpg or pdf format.

2.)   use them to create digital scrapbook products, printable products, invitations, ads, websites, storyboards, photo textures, photo overlays, business cards, stationary, home décor items, and custom and pre-made logos as long as the original CU product is altered in some way and cannot be easily extracted. Finished products are provided in a flattened png, jpg or pdf format.

3.)   use them to create gifts for family and friends or for sale in your own small business. Physical products such as t-shirts, stationary and coffee mugs are allowed.

4.)   use these items to create digital items for sale, and/or freebies to make available to the public, as long as they are in a flattened png, jpg or pdf format.  This includes collaborations with other designers.

5.)   make one copy of this product for your own personal back up.



You may NOT:


1.)    CU for CU is not permitted. You may not use these items to make any other commercial use/ designer resource product for digital scrapbooking – however, you may use them to create kits that are S4O/S4H friendly.

2.)    share, loan, copy, rent, sell or distribute Happy Scrap Girl products (in whole or part) to anyone at any time  (this includes relatives, friends or other household members) in their original format.  They must be altered in some way (recoloring is fine).

3.)    you may not "transfer" this item to someone else if you do not plan on using it again. You may not "trade" or give away this item to anyone else for their use. Once you purchase it, it is for YOU only.

4.)    use this product in the creation or implementation of any new software.  For example, you may not use it in any sort of app that you design.  If this is something you are interested in (or your intended use is not listed in these terms), please contact me directly with the details of the project and an additional extended license may be available for an additional fee.  I can be contacted at happyscrapgirl AT live.com          

5.)    You may not deconstruct my actions and use them as ANY part of a new action. Likewise, you may not add to my action and offer it as your own product.

6.)    use Happy Scrap Girl products in a fashion that is obscene, pornographic, or illegal in nature.



If you are unsure if your intended use is in agreement with these terms, please EMAIL me and do not assume that it is ok.


PLEASE CONTACT ME (happyscrapgirl AT live DOT com) to inquire about additional licensing for:
            Large scale projects (greater than 500)  - digital scrapbooking excluded
            Paper Scrapbooking industry projects
            Projects that will create a new software program, app or similar
            Any additional project not covered in these terms of use


My graphics, whether free or not, are protected by international copyright law. 





Happy Scrap Girl CU for CU (CU4CU) Product Terms Of Use:


I’m so glad that you have chosen my CU for CU (CU4CU) Product.  If you use this product, I’d love to see what you have done with it.  You can email me the link (or ask me questions) at happyscrapgirl AT live DOT com

You may:

1.)    use them to create CU / designer resources (including overlays, textures, styles, word art, masks, and template shapes) provided that the original product has been altered in some way. An example would be merging 2 brush shapes together to make a template mask.  Brushes must be merged with something else; all other CU4CU items may be simply recolored.

2.)    use them to create digital scrapbook products, printable products, invitations, ads, websites, storyboards, photo textures, photo overlays, business cards, stationary, home décor items, and custom and pre-made logos as long as the original CU4CU product is altered in some way and cannot be easily extracted.

3.)    use them to create gifts for family and friends or for sale in your own small business

4.)    credit does not need to be given to me in your TOU file, but it is appreciated.

5.)    make one copy of this product for your own personal back up.

You may NOT:

1.)     share, loan, copy, rent, sell or distribute Happy Scrap Girl Design products (in whole or part) to anyone at any time  (this includes relatives, friends or other household members) in their original format.  They must be altered in some way (recoloring is fine for most products – brushes must be combined or merged with something else to create a new shape) and should be viewed as a tool to create something new.

2.)     you may not "transfer" this item to someone else if you do not plan on using it again. You may not "trade" or give away this item to anyone else for their use. Once you purchase it, it is for YOU only.

3.)     claim any part of this design as your own, the copyright remains with Happy Scrap Girl Designs

4.)     turn this design or the rights to it over to any other company for any reason

5.)     use Happy Scrap Girl products in a fashion that is obscene, pornographic, or illegal in nature.

6.)     Use this product in the creation or implementation of any new software.  For example, you may not use it in any sort of app that you design.  If this is something you are interested in (or your intended use is not listed in these terms), please contact me directly with the details of the project and an additional extended license may be available for an additional fee.  I can be contacted at happyscrapgirl AT live.com 

If you are unsure if your project fits these terms, please ask me directly (happyscrapgirl AT live. com – include project details in your request. Additional licenses may be granted for an additional fee. 

* My graphics, whether free or not, are protected by international copyright law. 

Friday, August 8, 2008

Something BIG is happening!

Something big is happening at ScrapMatters.com! We've grown so quickly that we needed to upgrade our little shop! Andrea has added an all new shopping cart system, forum & gallery! Along with those changes comes a brand new look!

Stop over and check it out - we've got lots of games, challenges a huge sale and prizes planned. And the design team put together this AMAZING MEGA kit called "Friday Flea Market". Check out the previews:




Here's a LO I did with it:



You can get Friday Flea Market FREE with a $15 purchase in our shop. And almost everything is on sale!!! So your shopping power will go a lot further this weekend!
Check out the schedule of events:
SCHEDULE for GRAND REOPENING CELEBRATION: Friday, Aug 8th:
- Speed Scrap with Erica 10pm Eastern, 8pm Mountain, 7pm Pacific]
- ScrapOlympics with Britt - Blog Train (for freebies) will begin
- I Spy Treasure Hunt Game with Tater will begin and run all week long
Saturday, Aug 9th:
- Chat with the Scraps Matter Gang 1pm Central, 12 noon Mountain, 11 am Pacific
- ScrapOlympics with Britt continues
- Saturday Special Challenge with Dacia
- Extreme Layout Makeover Challenge with DeniseSunday, Aug 10th:
- Speed Scrap with Kateypie 4pm Mountain, 3pm Pacific, 11 am Monday in NZ
- Recipe Challenge with Denise
Monday, Aug 11th:
- Speed Scrap with Katie at 11am Mountain, 10 am Pacific, 1pm Eastern
Tuesday, Aug 12th:
- Speed Scrap with Andrea at 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern
Wednesday, Aug. 13th:
- Words for Wednesday Challenge with Lina
Thursday, Aug. 14th:
- Speed Scrap with Bree at 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern
- Hybrid Quickpage Project Giveaway and Challenge with Heather Lee
Plus there's sure to be more!! Chats, prizes, . . . . Hope to see you at the big celebration!!
Did I mention givaways earlier??? Well, we are having our own blog train today. The SM design team & creative team put together an amazing brag book (5x7 - so it can easily be resized smaller) for you!
Here's mine:
{sorry - link removed}

The next stop to grab another freebie is:
8. http://taterscraps.blogspot.com/
If you came here first, and need to get to the first half of the blog train, you can start here:
I hope you enjoy your freebie - be sure to stop over the new site and say hi!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Freebies!

So if you read my Freebies blog, then you know that I entered the FPD Teacher Pet Program. This week, we were challenged to make a "Trendy" Mini kit. So here's my attempt at being trendy:










You can get "Flirt" here at FPD - you'll need to register for their newsletter to get the password.

I've also made a little desktop for my pc for august - doesn't my DD look cute, this pic & her dress were the inspiration for this kit!

I figured since I was making one for me, I'd share it with you :-) Here's the link:

{sorry - Link removed}

Enjoy! And, if you download either of the freebies, please leave me a little comment, pretty please :-)




Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Announcing...

Some new product releases...

Presenting.... "Wild":

"Wild" is the perfect kit for animal lovers big and small. Use it to scrap pages from your trips to the zoo, a safari or maybe just your own little wild ones! This huge kit comes with 15 papers, a full alpha & tons of gorgeous elements!
You can find "Wild" at ScrapMatters.com. Click here to check out all the details!
"Wild Quick Pages"


This 12x12 album contains EIGHT (8) beautiful quick pages made from my "Wild Kit". Use the pages to quickly document your trips to the zoo, a safari or maybe just your own little wild ones!

Each page is 12x12 at 300 dpi. Just slide your photos behind each quick page to complete an album in no time! Special Thanks to Christy, Lina, Shari, Jeni and Denise for their incredible talents as layout artists!


You can find "Wild" Quick Pages at ScrapMatters.com. Click here to check out all the details!


Announcing my brand new CT....


These talented ladies have joined me to help show off some of my designs - and they are off to an amazing start!! Just check out some of the pages they've done so far:


Christy (aka: TheWerners) made an amazing 4 LO's with "Wild"! You can find Christy's gallery here.








Sandy (aka: inspirecj) has also been scrapping up some beautiful LO's. You can find her full gallery here. She made this one into a QP that she'll be giving away on her blog soon...

Here's one she did with my "Taylor" kit and "Shape It Up" Text Paths:


And finally Fran (aka: Fran98765). You can find her full gallery here. She scrapped this first one using "Refresh" a collab from me, Andilynn designs, and SHARIng Creations...



This second LO is from my "Inspire Me" kit....


These ladies are all so talented, and I am so excited to work with all of them!

Also, by request, I am releasing a CU / S4H license for my "Shape It Up" Text Paths & shapes.

Do you LOVE my "Shape It Up" text paths & shapes? Do you want to use them for your digiscrap business? Well, now by request, I am offering a commercial use license so that you can do just that! Check out all the details here, including complete terms of use (TOU).



Thanks for sticking with me! Here's your freebie...

Link: http://www.4shared.com/file/54450421/fc1c9fac/hsg_wld_dt.html PW is happy