Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Meet my extended CT! :)
First I want to thank you everyone who sent their applications - i so appreciate your interest in my designs and really happy I have such an amazing group of followers - I LOVE YOU ALL!!!
I was just too impressed with the amazing talent in the applications I got so I recuited 5 girls instead of 2 to join my lovely CT at the Orchard! :)
Now PROUDLY announcing my new girlies who are supertalented, supersweet and supercreative!!!
Fran aka frani_54
Gabs aka evitangel
KimberlyRae aka KimberlyRae
Lilja aka liljatr
Denise aka deniseb30
I'm one lucky gal to have you on board!!!!!
Hugs and wishing you a Happy New Year!
P. S. GrandpaFrost comes to visit Arina today since we're celebrating the New Year in Russia - my Dad is going to play the role for sure!!! - I'll be taking lots of pics and then share them with you together with the ones of the chocolate house and the tree :)
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Celebrate with me!!!!
Tomorrow is the day DH and me are waiting for every year.
It's the day we met first 4 years ago.
It's the day we got married 3 years ago.
It's our 3rd wedding anniversary tomorrow!!!
I'm having a sale again!!!!!!
For those who were too busy before Christmas to be in time for my one-day-sale!
And for anybody else! :)
And as usual - don't forget about the Fresh Fruit at the fabulous Scrap Orchard store!!
This week I've got a new kit for you which is $5 only - but wait it's Fresh Fruit, right? So it's 20% off!!!!! Plus my 30% sale... So you're grabbing it just for half the price tomorrow! LOL
Hope you're having a great holiday weekend -
wishing you all the best and God bless!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Big news :)
First of all I wanted to thank you all who shopped in my store yesterday!
You really gave this sale some Christmas feel for me! LOL
Hope you like the freebie I offered - in case you didn't snag it - it's now available in storeat a decent price.
Second... I PROMISE with my hand on my heart (LOL!) that today I'll take pictures of our chocolate house and tree (the house has a bitten roof btw - guess the lil spy who did it LOL) and show them to you asap! :)
And third... with all that Christmas rush and my job and shopping I absolutely forgot to tell you that I became an auntie on Friday :)
SIL gave birth to a lovely baby boy 8.6 pounds, 1.74 ft tall LOL
His name is Konstantin and he's roaring like a tiny lion :)
I'm gonna make his godmother soon btw!
Then the fourth... but not the last thing to know :)
I have two CT spots available :)
And I need two EXTREMELY TALENTED SUPER SCRAPPERS to join my sweet girlies at the Orchard!
All of my CT rules are very relaxed and not stressful at all.
I'll recruit you for forever if you like LOL - but not less than 6 months. You are free to go after that if you want to.
I let you download whatever you want - no limitations for you to be creative.
I need at least 4 layouts a month from you featuring 4 different products, posting them at SO, DST and two other galleries you like.
I appreciate enabling - but no stress really.
What I ask in return is the love for my designs and your super creativity :)
If you are interested please send me a not to irenealexeeva @ gmail.com with a not why you'd love to be on my CT and a link to your gallery.
DEADLINE: December, 31.
Important - sorry I WILL NOT be sening rejection letters guys since I'm pretty busy and besides hate doing this cuz I hate hurting people. So just after the deadline I'll introduce the new girls to the world of digi on my blog :)
Okay, off to have some tea before DD and I go for a walk and shopping shopping... we've got SNOW today!! :)
Hugs and smootches,
Monday, December 22, 2008
Partridge in the pear tree!!!!
And by the way... I have a freebie for you too!!!
Look for this set of Christmas cards priced $0.00 in my store tomorrow!
Hugs to you guys - have a happy Christmas season!!!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Hint, hint! :)
Monday, December 15, 2008
Just a little sneak peek :)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Fa la la la la la la la la!!!!
Sorry for the short post guys - running away cause that melted chocolate can't wait!! LOL
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
LInk changed + a new freebie!!
Hugs & have a great day!!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Advent Calendar Freebie - couldn't resist!!!
If you like it - just leave me a lil luv in the comments :)
This year has been rather hard on me - more like a zebra LOL - but I never feel sorry for what's behind. And I'm thankful to God for every chance he gave me - no matter what it is, life, love or job.
Luv ya all,
Update + new stuff
And.... I have a little RAK at DST! :) I have a brand new Christmas kit that will be released next Friday :
And I'm ready to give away three coupons to 3 random winners! Yay!!! Make sure you pop in and post a little comment here: http://www.digishoptalk.com/boards/showthread.php?t=162617 to have a chance to win this kit before it hits the store!!!
Monday, December 1, 2008
All about Christmas...
It is fabulous!!
All Christmassy and festive... I got so inspired reading it today!
I also contributed a little article there - you might want to read it too.
Now re-reading what I've written some time ago I'm sending my longest prayers to God. Because my Dad has to go through a complicated surgery tomorrow.
We're all hoping for the great miracle of Christmas to help him and us all during these hard times.
Because we all love him to every single beat of our hearts and yes - I WANT him to play Santa for DD.
No one can do it better.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Can you imagine that???
I've got a new bunch of stuff in store and it's in the Farmer's Market specials area - that means all of these are only $1 each!!!
Hurry up and grab the goodies at this fab price while they are still there! :)
And a bunch of my oldies too! Hint - check out ALL the bracket albums I've sent to the Farmer's market today - they are priced $1 too!!!!
Enjoy your shopping!!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Vienna is all set up for Christmas... So beautiful and inspiring! It was hard for me not to think of designing and just have fun LOL
Christmas market near the Rathaus
A huuuge gingerbread house!
Okay!!! Hope you enjoyed the pics - though it's just a tiny part of them... We've bought a lot of Christmas presents for DD, including the carousel toy, the little manger arrangement and a spinning antique wooden Christmas tree with a music box, and - tada! - a great scarlet dress and matching shoes to wear for Christmas! :) I promise I'll show these later - hopefully I will find time to SCRAP them! LMBO!
I still have more news! :)
First - I've made up my mind to change the way I do my kits - I previously included the elements with tye drop shadow included. From now on I started making stuff and including BOTH versions into the zips - the preshadowed and the shadow free. Hope it will make it more comfortable for every one of you. Sure there still will be kits for sale which were made in a former way cuz I like them and can't throw them away - but my newest Christmas one is ready to go soon and it's done both with and without shadows.
Besides I've prepared a little cute gift for you - it's doodled and funny and just in time for Christmas - will be nice to use on layouts or avatars... It's a pack of Christmas stockings, amongst which you'll surely find the one that fits you best :) Created at 300 ppi and shadow free.
Now... off to get ready for the Black Friday - hint, hint hehe!!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Off to Vienna...
Yup, DH and I are driving to the airport in a couple of hours...
He has a business trip to Vienna and he's taking me along so that I could... SHOP!!!!!!!
Besides we'll be having two excursions during the weekend - the Schohnbrunn Castle, the Saint Stephan's Cathedral and the Vienna Forest!
Besides I have been restraining myself from spending a single dollar for quite a time to have a shopping feast there ROFL
Luckily (I will be missing my DD greatly!) and unluckily (not enough, not fair!!!) we'll stay there until Tuesday night and will be home on Wednesday morning.
Okay now :)
But I couldn't leave without giving you some nice treats!
My new stuff in the store - prcied at 20%off as usual.
My newest Christmas kit:
Then - a hybrid printables set - my first one!!! - that you might love for your Christmas gifts packaging and favors - I used the stuff we did together out of it for the preview :) It was a bit strange to have scissors and glue around us since I never paper scrapped!
And second - I've got a little freebie for you :)This time it's a paper pack (designed at 200 ppi) that was one of the chat gifts at my former place - hopefully you''ll find them useful (a little tip - I made use of my old papers resaving them at 300 ppi andsince they got smaller using them as mats on my layouts :))
Have a fun weekend guys - sending you big hugs!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Toot! I got published!
If you're a subscriber to this absolutely awesome edition you can get your copy and read a little interview with me plus see some great layouts from my CT girlies!!!!
By the way, to celebrate the occasion I'd love to offer you my blog readers a 20% OFF discount coupon to my store!!! It is good throughout the month!
Your coupon code is: ArtisanReaders
Big hugs to you,
Thursday, November 6, 2008
New relelases and a freebie!!!
And I'm also releasing a new kit today!! It's called Happy Circus, it's very vintage an altered and was inspired right after we took DD to the circus for the first time! :)
THis week only - get this large 12 page album FREE with the purchase of the kit!!
And.... the last but no the least! :) I've been playing with my new stuff today (I used three kits in this LO and they are coming to the store soon) and made a layout featuring my sweetie, so wanted to share it with you:Then I thought... man, I'm selfish! And I saved my LO as a quick page to share it with all of you fo free :)
Have a great weekend guys!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Another freebee from me! :) And a challenge :)
Have a great week - kisses & hugs!
Friday, October 31, 2008
And the winner is...
I just loved Lori's hilarious idea of a Green Giant and a Pea costumes! LOL
Hey hon - please send an email to irenealexeeva(at)gmail.com to claim your prize and I'll send you the coupon to my store!
Thanks everyone for participation - loved reading through your comments and enjoyed them greatly!!! I loved the game so most likely will be hosting it once in a while! :)
No worries about the collab - the links will stay a while so you still will be aible to download it if you couldn't do it earlier! :)
Hugs and enjoy your weekend!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Yay - it's here!! the fabulous and fun blog train between the Orchard girls and the Sunshine Studio girls! Make sure you check the complete list of the doors in the Scrap Orchard forums!
We've teamed up to create a gorgeous collab for you - go hunting for the parts of it on our blogs!
Just before you snag my goodie and head to the next one - here's a little fun contest for you! :)
Leave a little love comment here and tell me what your costume is! LOL the winner will get a $6 coupon to my store! :)
Now... come knock on my door! LOL
Have fun guys - and make sure your next stop is Madame Wing!
New kit, new font, new teaser!!!
What I've promised...
A teaser!!! Watch for my blog carefully for updates! LOL
See ya soon! :)
Hugs & get ready for the parrrr-tay!!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Make it Snappy - Pet Edition!!!
And... as a conclusion - you guys should definitely check the new Make It Snappy challenge - the exclusive pet edition! :) Check it out here:
See ya & hugs!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
New Old Kit! :)
I was sooo busy these days that I forgot to put one new kit of mine into the Scrap Orchard weekly newsletter LOL! So I've just released it and it's 20% off this week!
Some of you remember this kit - some of you were also asking for it - I've extended it and added a castle and some fun elements :) Enjoy!
But this is not all!!! I have a little freebie for you and I will be posting this tomorrow - so keep yor eyes open! :)
Hugs to all of ya!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Awesome Offers at Scrap Orchard!
And finally... my fabulous altered art collaboration with amazing Shauna of Pineapple Plantation Designs called Fairy Special - and yes, it's a Fairy Special kit with which you get a Fairy Special order this week only - another coordinating brag book for free with purchase!!!