New release: Plan Ahead October 2017 calendar templates

Happy Friday and TGIF!

For my readers in the path of Hurricane Matthew–STAY SAFE! I can’t even begin to imagine what you must be dealing with right now.

How’s your week been? Hopefully it was good. I’ve had a pretty good week: The Vikings won Monday night and the WNBA championship series starts Sunday. Go Lynx! I got a lot done (planning out some big design projects for 2017, work on November’s BNP products, de-cluttering around the house, and more) this week and I’m definitely looking forward to the weekend.

I have a new release for you this week–the latest installment in my Plan Ahead: 2017 calendar templates series. The October 2017 set includes room for up to five pictures. It includes three sizes (11×8.5, 12×12, and 12×18) and three file formats (TIFF, PSD, and PNG). You can use them to create quick pages for sale or for creative team duties. They’re available now and are 40% off through Wednesday, October 12.


Have a fantastic weekend!

New release: Pumpkin Spice BNP

Happy October!

Are you enjoying DSD weekend? Taking advantage of all the great sales? I’ve been browsing stores and have loaded up my wishlists. I’ve got a lot going on this weekend on the personal front, but I’m hopeful I can squeeze in some time to shop and scrap.

Today is the first of the month and that means new Bits N Pieces products. This month’s palette featured beautiful, deep, rich colors that reminded me of autumn and the most ubiquitous of fall flavors, pumpkin spice. I didn’t want to give you gourd overload, so I kept the pumpkins to a reasonable level and packed these products with beautiful patterns, cozy knits, and fun elements. You can grab all three packs for $1 each through October 7–no coupon code needed.

The paper pack includes 24 patterned papers, including florals, leaves, pumpkins, dots, gingham, plaids, cork, stripes, houndstooth, damask, and more.shel_ps_paperpreview

Many of you have told me you love having multiple texture options for solid colored papers. This month, I’ve created a solid-colored paper pack that includes lightly textured solids, heavily textured cardstock, and cozy sweater knit papers.shel_ps_cardstockpreview

Finally, there’s an element pack, chock-full of goodness. It includes 60 unique themed and general elements.shel_ps_elementpreview

Head on over to the store now to take advantage of this great deal!

Happy DSD weekend!


Yes, I know it’s only Wednesday but the weekend–DSD weekend, specifically–starts early around here! And no, you’re not losing your mind. DSD weekend is earlier than in previous years. A large number of store owners discussed the idea and decided to move it up a month, at least for this year.

Lots to tell you about this weekend.

First up, I hope you can join us over the forums at SNP. We’re doing a whole bevy of fun activities and for each portion you complete, you win part of our DSD kit, Kind Hearts.


In addition to the activities, we’re also having a storewide sale through Monday, October 3. Save 50% off your purchase today through Saturday. On Sunday and Monday, you can save 40% on your purchase. We’re also having special flash sales on Friday and Saturday. Stay tuned to my Twitter and Facebook pages for announcements about my flash sales. The savings will be HUGE but will be for a very limited time only!

As part of DSD weekend, I’ve also brought back the popular BYO grab bag offers. You can get five kits for $5 or five bundles for $20.shel_dsd2016_byogb


Besties is a request from a loyal customer. She was in need of friendship-themed kit that could work for friends of all ages and genders and I created this fun, vibrant kit just for her. It includes 26 papers (15 patterned, 11 solid), 46 unique elements, and one full alpha (uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and punctuation) in five colors.


In celebration of the weekend, I’ve also created three special add-ons. The freebies can be picked up here, in my newsletter, and on my Facebook page. The newsletter went out this morning but don’t worry if you missed today’s issue. Every two-three days I’ll send the latest subscribers a copy of it so you can get the freebie.

One of the freebies you can get is this paint pack. It includes two paint pieces that coordinate with the kit. Both are shown to scale against a 12×12 background. Click on the image below for your direct download.  Don’t delay though–the freebies will only be available through October 12.shel_besties_paintpreview

Be sure to keep your eyes on this space and on my other social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook) for special announcements throughout the weekend. I’ll also be releasing a beautiful new set of autumn-themed products on Saturday and you’ll definitely want to grab those!

Have fun scrapping and shopping!