The holidays are quickly approaching, are you ready?? Be sure to check back next week to learn more about our December event “Santa’s Sleigh” (previously Santa’s Stocking) for deals on a fun grab bag, freebies, challenges, prizes and more!! This is our biggest yearly event!!
Boy it’s cold outside! At least that is how it is in much of the U.S. this weekend, after I first real cold snap of the winter. We hope everyone is staying toasty and warm inside and can snuggle up with your laptop or computer to get some scrapbooking done. This week we have a lot of great new releases to help you get those scrapping layouts done and in time to make the perfect Christmas gift for a friend of family. Take a look at all the goodies:
and a little teaser of our yearly holiday tradition taking flight soon at WLS:
This month we turn our spotlight on Meg Scott as the WLS Featured Designer. Megs kits are full of lovely elements and great colors. If you haven’t checked out her designs this would be a great month to try out a kit or two.
Let’s look at her Featured Kit first. This kit is a special one that is wonderful for vintage layouts and more.
A little birdie told me that there are going to be some freebies in the Newsletter and either on Meg’s Facebook page or on the WLS Facebook page, and that these freebies will coordinate with this kit.
Let’s get to know Meg a little bit better!
1. Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from, where do you live, do you have another career? Any other exciting info or dark secrets you’d like to share?
I was born in New Hampshire but raised in many states across the US. I consider Sicklerville, New Jersey my home since it is where my grandparents lived and was the only stable home I knew. I currently live in Tucson, AZ. Do I have any dark secrets…well, there was this one time, at band camp… when this masked man came out of the water.. oh wait that was just a movie. Hmmm… I am a total nerd. I love gaming (D&D, online like WoW, Rift, SWTOR, WildStar… I am also a huge ‘B’ movie fan… love stupid, horror films. I am a published poet and yes, those are very dark – you can thank Stephen King for my imagination.
2. What is your background in designing? How did you start?
It was August 2001 and I was just about to pop out my youngest daughter when my MIL introduced me to Paint Shop Pro and Animation shop. She invited me to a lot of yahoo groups for making signature tags – people gave tutorials and tips and I was hooked. I joined G.U.I.L.D. and started following a lot of artists (huge comic book nut here) and learned about DeviantArt a year or two later. I started learning about photo manipulations and even started trying my hand at it. In 2005, I was introduced to scrapbooking by a co-workers wife and for the life of me I could not make a 12×12 page. I took a class on making mini 4×6 albums and was hooked. I started a business in 2007 creating custom books for people. In 2009, I went to the Art Institute with a friend of mine who wanted to design games, it was there that I saw a mini album on display. A year later I enrolled in their graphic design program because I wanted to design my own paper line. That year I also discovered digiscrapping and was again hooked (not sure if you a common thread here). I loved the challenges and I could finally create a 12×12 layout. I started designing because of some of the challenges and had a blast. I am so thankful for those challenges because they pushed me to learn so much – extractions, QC, and to find myself in my style.
3. What is your newest (or featured) kit – tell us about it:
My featured kit is called ‘My Scot, my Love’ and it’s idea came from my hubby who is really into his Scottish Heritage. Last year on November 1st we had our Scottish/Scrapbook wedding and this year I wanted to celebrate that with a kit. I used colors from the different tartans in his family line and also wanted to focus on the Scottish Flower. I thought about adding the Scottish animal but thought that a Unicorn would not fit well.
This kit challenged me in many ways as I stepped outside my comfort zone/box in creating these plaids and tartans. I new that I wanted to represent a Scottish wedding in some of the elements but try to keep it masculine and pretty all at the same time. My hubby just loves it and I feel like I did something fun.
4. What is your favorite thing to do besides scrapbooking or designing?
Gamer – I actually have WildStar right now doing a patch behind Chrome so I could play later. But I am also a board gamer as well and we just bought the new Clue which will be cracked open in a week for family fun! I am also into a few TV shows (Haven, Supernatural, Ghost Hunters…) and have a Ghost Hunters marathon planned for later today. And I have some classes that I am taking to learn more about photo restoration since I love doing family research.
5. Tell us what your perfect birthday would be like!
That is a tough one… I am a home body but want to travel, so how about a quick trip to Tombstone for lunch and a show. Or maybe going to the observatory after dinner.. or if we had the money, a vacation to Ireland/Scotland.
6. Got any hints for us on what we’ll see from you in the future?
Think of seasons…think of crafts you can print and make yourself and think of item placement.. does that work for hints?
7. How much will your store be on sale for during your featured month?
My store will be 40% off this month with my featured kit 50% off.
Thanks for the interview Meg!!!
Here are a few more lovely layouts using some of Meg’s kits so you can get an idea of her style. I hope you find something you like and check out her store!
I hope to see all of you taking part in this month’s challenges in the forum. Hey, I even updated my siggy this month! There’s a challenge for that too. So why don’t you try out a new look (maybe even use one of Meg’s kits) and join in the fun? See ya on the flip side!
Wow after such a busy week last week we don’t have as many new releases for you, but what we do have are great! Check out the new releases template packs from Brenian Designs this week.
and don’t forget to pick up our new monthly XOXO Collab to use with those new templates. It’s onsale for today only!!
and when you spend $5 or $10 you will earn these free Gifts With Purchase this week:
November Facebook Freebie!
Don’t miss our NEW November Facebook Freebie that coordinates with our Monthly Collab!!
This month’s XOXO Collab is a colorful and beautiful kit that will bring a smile to your face as you scrap many memories of your family.
It’s 35% off through November 7th!
28 gorgeous papers, 47 cheerful elements, 2 complete alphas -one turquoise and one grey and pink, 2 templates to get you started and a coordinating set of glitters are included in the collab.
This kit will be a favorite to use throughout the year to come!
The WLS Creative Team got busy with this kit and here are some lovely layouts from them.
Can you think of some layouts already with this kit? I think you’ll be surprised at what you can come up with. If you get a layout completed this month with this kit be sure to put it in the November XOXO Challenge thread to earn points toward a store gift certificate!
I heard through the grapevine that there were some freebies being shared soon made with the collab. I would make sure that I was signed up for the WLS Store Newsletter for the best information!
I hope you all check out this collab and enjoy scrapping your memories with it soon.
Have a magnificent Monday!
Where to begin?! There is so much going on we don’t want you to miss a single thing! Today is the last day of our Witching Week Photo Challenge – there’s still time to participate today and there is a new prize for every day of the event!
We also have a bunch of great NEW RELEASES for you today – some incredible SALES! A few amazing previews of upcoming events and sales for the INSD that begins tomorrow, and then oh hey! A blog hop of beautiful and haunting freebies! Have a wonderful weekend and don’t miss anything at With Love Studio!
From Fran B
From Brennian Designs
From Midnight Owl
From Sugar Moon Designs
ALL STORES WILL BE ON SALE 40% OR MORE DURING INSD WEEKEND!
COMING NOVEMBER 1ST!
Please join us this weekend during INSD – we will be having fun – great sales and maybe some surprises! Have a great weekend and now . . . on to the Trick or Treat A Grimm Tale Blog Hop!
Click the Image to be taken magically to the first stop!
Are you ready to venture into the spooky woods? Got your basket of goodies ready to take? Maybe you should take your breadcrumbs to leave a trail . . . or better yet, a magical sword or book of spells! Well, let’s get started! Don’t be frightened by anything you see along the way – it’s all good fun, and by midnight on November 2 it will all turn back into a harmless pumpkin!
Some designers have goodies on their blogs only, and some have extra goodies on their Facebook pages, or newsletters. Here you will find the complete list of everywhere you need to go to get all the pieces of this Fairy Tale Kit . . . with just a hint of darkness! Have fun . . . and try not to get lost . . .
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A Very Grimm Tale Blog Hop List -Please note some designers have two parts for you, visit both links!
Tomorrow we have a lot of great new releases coming to With Love Studio and Saturday we’ll have even more with the start of November. Anyway here is what is coming Friday from FranB. Designs, we’ll have more designers contributing to our New Releases too, so be surprised!!
Today starts our Witching Week at With Love Studio. This is our second year to hold this event and last year was a big hit with our photo-a-day prompts and prizes that go along with those. So be sure to check out those Witching Week Photo prompts and all the fun going on here during Witching Week in our forums.
Now on to this week’s new releases:
We are on the eve of Witching Week here at With Love Studio. Are you ready for it? Join us for a week of savings, prizes, blog hop, and photo a day contests. You will sure to have a spooky good time!
Along with our Witching Week we have some great new releases coming your way. Here is just one of those from FranB. Designs:
And check back next week on Halloween when our Blog Hop starts here: