Tuesday, 31 May 2011

CT Interview - Emma

Hi everyone.
As promised I am back today with the first of my CT interviews. I have such an amazing team that I want to showcase them all so I decided to start off with one of my CT leads, Emma (aka Hobbes130). 

I've known Emma for quite a while now and we even got to meet up at Disneyworld last October. Her scrapping has gone from strength to strength and she has been rocking my templates !! 

Here's what she had to say about herself !

How did you get started and how long have you been digiscrapping? 
I am self taught on photoshop and I’ve been using it since for around 8 years but I only found digi-scrapping during the christmas of 2009.  I decided to give it a try and I haven't looked back since.

What advice would you give someone just starting out digiscrapping?
Know your program and what it can do, so spend time reading tutorials, join in with the community and take part in challenges as this all helps to learn techniques and tips.. Being self-taught I had figured out ways to do certain tasks only to find out later that there is a really simple and quick way to achieve the same result.

On average, how much time do you spend scrapping each week? 
Don’t ask!! Far too much; with me not currently being at work it isn't unusual for me to be on the computer for a minimum of 5 hours and sometimes its much more. My hubby says its double that lol! Perhaps I need to join a 12 step program to get me off my addiction!

What are your scrapping strengths/weaknesses ?
I really lack the confidence to scrap without a template and I cannot get started very easily without one so being on Andrea’s CT is scrapping heaven for me. I also really struggle with my journaling and wish I could think of more to say about my photos for future generations.  As for my strengths I rock a multi photo layout and I believe I am good at clustering.  I have started to focus on my shadowing skills and this area is improving as a result.

Who or what inspires you in the scrapping community? Any person or site in particular that you look to for inspiration?
Well Andrea of course, her creativity never cease to amaze. I used to scraplift so many of her pages so I am very grateful to her for starting template designing as it has made that a lot easier for me!! As a self confessed disney-aholic I also spend a lot of time over at MouseScrappers and I get a lot of inspiration for my holiday layouts there. I often spend time browsing through the galleries at various scrapping sites and add layouts that use kits or compositions that I love to my favorites.

If you could have Andrea create a template pack just for you, what would it be and why?
I loved Andrea’s All In a Week Template Pack so more like these would be fantastic.
  I also want to scrap my pregnancy journal so photoless story telling templates would be perfect for me too.

What is your favorite LO you have ever done for Little Green Frog Designs?
I love them all and it really is difficult to chose just one favourite but I guess I am most proud of this one one photo layouts are not my strength and I just love how this one turned out.
What wish have you not yet fulfilled?
To be slim I have an endless battle with my weight and one day I will be the size I dream I just need to keep persevering to get there.  I also have an endless house and DIY wish list that we are slowly working our way through.

If you could spend a day with anyone (dead or alive, famous or not), who would it be and why ?
My great grandparents I am extremely interested in history and to just have the opportunity to sit down with them and find out about their lives, ask them to tell me about the photos that I have and to tell me their stories would be amazing.

If you were invisible for a day - what is the first thing you would do ?
Jump on a flight to Florida and go round the parks at Disney for the day. I would defineitly sneak into some of the behind the scenes areas too and visit the Castle Suite in Cinderella’s castle.

Describe yourself in 4 words :
Friendly, loyal, emotional, funny

What bad habits do you have ?
I am indecisive and I hate making decisions. I let things get to me too much and find it really hard to shake a black mood when I am in one.  I also snack too much, chocolate is my downfall and I bite my finger nails eww!

Go check out her gallery HERE for even more gorgeous pages ! 

I'll be back next week to let you know all about Kim !

Monday, 30 May 2011

WIN my upcoming collab - releasing this Friday 6/3 !!!

Hi all.
I am so excited about this collab as I got to team up with a good friend of mine, Melissa of Cluster Queen Creations. Here is a little sneak peek of what's coming to our stores on Friday 6/3 :

To be in with a chance of winning this huge grab bag, simply leave me a comment on the blog (don't forget to leave me your email address so I can contact you should you win). 
For an extra chance to win - head on over to Melissa's blog at Cluster Queen Creations.
I'll be back on Friday to announce the lucky winner !! 

Friday, 27 May 2011

5/27 New Releases

Morning everyone ! 

Thanks to those of you who left me your comments on last Friday's blog post - I will make note of your requests. Congrats to Nicole P who has won a coupon to my store - check your email !

I have two new template packs to show you today releasing at both my stores at Funky Playground and GingerScraps.

First up is another Mish Mash set : 
Mish Mash Vol.2

and some fabulous CT inspiration for you :



And following a request from a member of my CT - here is my first double pager set. If you're not a fan of two pagers - both these templates also come as single page templates - meaning you get 6 templates for the price of 4 !!
Seeing Double
and some CT gorgeousness :


I love to see the pages created using my templates - a couple of my CT girls are going to be on the lookout for them and you never know - you may find yourself spotlighted here on my blog !! 
I will also be back during the week with the first of my CT interviews - I'd love for you to get to know the fantastic CT ladies I have the pleasure of working with.
And if you are not a newsletter subscriber, then you missed out this week. I included a little freebie for all readers today. Make sure you're signed up to my newsletter and on my facebook page - you never know when I may leave you a little something !!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

New Store and a sale !!

Just popping in to tell you that I have opened my second store over at GingerScraps. And for today and tomorrow, my whole store is 25% off !! So hurry and grab a bargain now because they go back to full price on Friday. 

I'll be back Friday with my new releases and the winner from my blog post last week (there is still time to enter this - see last Friday's post for details!)

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Happy Birthday MouseScrappers!

If you are a Disney fan and haven't already heard of MouseScrappers - then where have you been ?? It's a total hive of inspiration for creating those Disney pages or finishing off that latest Disney trip album. Not to mention, everyone at the site is super friendly and there are plenty of challenges to keep you busy.

MouseScrappers has been celebrating it's 2nd birthday. It's been a month of chats, learning, speed scrapping, scavenger hunts, hide and go seek, cake smashing, hopscotch, cake baking, simon says, all things disney, prizes, and hopefully lots of fun and friendship too. To cap off the Birthday celebration, MouseScrappers has put together a blog hop full of goodies in classic fab 5 colors.

In celebration of this fun event and our wonderful Disney Scrapping home, here is a little template from me to you (click on the image to download):

You probably just hopped over from Natalie's Place Designs . Next you will hop over to Tanya at Crossbone Cuts and if you are so tired from all of this partying that you lose your way you can always check out the MouseScrappers 2nd Anniversary Activity forum here to get the complete list.

People from all over the world have contributed to this blog hop so if you don't see their giftie right away, pop back later to pick it up.

Friday, 20 May 2011

5/20 New Releases and some news....

Hi All
I'm back and feeling much better. I want to say a BIG thank you to one of my CT girls, Emma who kept everything ticking along for me last week along with Kim.
This week I have another two packs releasing over at Funky Playground Designs.
Caught In The Middle

And here is some awesome CT inspiration for you :

Just Four You

I am also opening a new store on May 25th so look out for more news on that over the coming week. I'll also be taking part in the MouseScrappers 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop on May 22nd so make sure you pop back for your freebie and to follow the rest of the train.

I am always interested in hearing what people like when buying templates so I would love to hear what your favourite kind of templates are. You never know - I may just work with your request !! So leave me your thoughts and there will be a coupon to my store for one random person. (Please make sure you leave me your email address) I'll be back next Friday to announce the winner !!

Friday, 13 May 2011

So did you all survive iNSD?

Hi everyone its Emma here (Hobbes130) I'm posting on Andrea's behalf because she got taken into hospital on Sunday to have her appendix removed. I hope you'll all join me in wishing her a very speedy recovery.  
So how was iNSD for you? Is your wallet hurting and your hard drive bulging?  I snagged myself some amazing bargains and I really hope you did too.

Customers spending $4 or more in the Little Green Frog Designs Store this weekend were entered into an iNSD prize draw.

These are the lucky winners check your emails for your gift cards!
Cindy Stanley
who wins a template pack every week for a month
Janine Pedro
Antoinette Conradie
Ashly Peterson
who win a template pack each.

Well with all that spending this weekend you're going to want some inspirational templates to scrap that new stash with right! Well you're not going to be disappointed Andrea has two fantastic template packs releasing this week that you are just going to love.  I know that everyone on the CT has loved using them and they have created some stunning layouts.
Mish Mash Vol. 1
Mental Block
I hope all these gorgeous CT pages have inspired you to get scrapping!

Have a great Weekend!