New releases, a BIG sale, and a freebie!

I’ve got all sorts of fun new stuff for you today including a new kit, new template set, a sale, AND a freebie!

The first thing to share with you is a new kit, Gather Together. I can imagine what you might be thinking: Um, Shel? Thanksgiving was two weeks ago and it’s now winter. Yeah, I know. I started this kit in mid-October. Then life happened. I got sick, a family member was diagnosed with cancer, my godson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and a whole litany of other things occurred that made it impossible to finish it before Thanksgiving. I didn’t want it to sit on my hard drive until next year, so I finished it up earlier this week and decided to release it now. You have pictures from fall and Thanksgiving you can use it for, right?

The kit includes 33 papers (24 patterned, 9 solid), 65 unique elements, and one full alpha (uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and punctuation).

I also created a smaller coordinating card pack to go with it. It includes eight 3×4 cards in both vertical (shown) and horizontal orientations.

Want it all? Grab the bundle.

I’ve also released a new set of templates to help you work on your 2017 calendar. The Plan Ahead: December 2017 calendar templates are available now.

Because it’s the holiday season and creating calendars for loved ones is a popular gift, ALL of my 2017 calendar templates are 50% off through the end of the month. I’ve also bundled all 12 sets of templates into one massive, money-saving product for you.

And, today only, I’m having a special one-day sale in my store. EVERYTHING is 50% off–including bundles! The sale only runs through 11:59pm Central Time tonight, so don’t wait!

Finally, a freebie for you. As part of the Countdown to Christmas happening on the SNP store blog, I’m offering this special one-page year in review template. You can grab it here or by clicking on the image below.

See something you need? Head on over to the store now to get in on these great deals!

New release: Bookworm BNP


Long time, no talk. Sorry about that. I’ve been c-r-a-z-y busy the past few weeks. It’s a good busy (mostly).

One of the things I was busy working on was this month’s BNP products, Bookworm. If you love books, or know someone who loves books, you need to check these out. The full collection includes five products. Be sure you read to the end of this post for information on a Bookworm-related freebie!








Inspired? Stop by the store any time between now through November 7 and grab any pack for $1 each.

I’ve also got a small freebie for you that coordinates with the products. This genres pack includes 18 different word strips. Want it? Click on the image below for your direct download!shel_bookworm_genrespreview


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!

Spring Sunshine (and freebies!)

Have you heard of the Pick Up the Pieces (PUTP) program at the Scraps N Pieces store? Each month, one or two designers create a kit. They also create add-ons which they give away on the blog. Each day, you stop by the store blog and pick up that day’s pieces of the add-ons. By the end of the month, you have the full collection of add-ons for the coordinating kit. Don’t want to stop by each day? The add-ons are available for sale in store too.

This month, Ania (Sunshine Inspired Designs) and I created spring kits. During the first half of the month, she gave away add-ons to her kit, Spring Rain. I began giving away freebies yesterday and will continue through the end of the month.

Spring Sunshine, is a huge–40 papers (29 patterned, 11 solid), 81 unique elements, and one alpha in 10 colors. With a great mix of pastel and bold colors, you’re sure to find yourself using this one over and over again to record your favorite spring memories. The kit is available now and is 50% off through the end of the month.


For my portion of PUTP, I created three add-ons: a card pack, a paint pack, and a template pack. Beginning yesterday, and running through the end of the month, you can grab these add-ons FREE by stopping by the SNP store blog each day. Don’t want to stop by each day? All three add-ons are available in store now and, like the kit, are 50% off through the end of the month.

The card pack includes 12 3×4 cards in both horizontal and vertical orientations.


The paint pack includes six paint in .png format. They’re shown to scale against a 12×12 background.


Finally, the template pack includes four 12×12 templates in four formats (TIFF, PSD, PNG, and PAGE).


The links for freebies are only up for 24 hours,so be sure you bookmark the SNP blog and stop by each day to grab the day’s add-on. (Yesterday’s freebie is still available. Don’t wait as it’ll be removed Wednesday morning.)




It’s NSD weekend!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Bear with me. I’ve got a lot to share with you but I promise it’s worth it–there are freebies!

We’re kicking off the festivities today at Scraps N Pieces with NSD challenges, speed scraps, games, and freebies. Here’s a look at what we’ve got planned for you this weekend.


As part of this weekend, many of the designers are taking part in a Four Seasons Hop. Designers chose a season and designed a kit or mini kit to put in their store as well as add-ons to give away as freebies on their blogs, Facebook pages or groups, newsletters, and more. Each season has its own palette, so you’ll get a great variety of colors too.


I chose Fall and created a mini kit for you. It includes 17 papers and 18 elements. It’s available now in store and is 50% off through Saturday and will be 40% off Sunday and Monday.

I also designed three add-ons to go with the kit: an alpha pack, a card pack, and a paint pack. You can grab the alpha pack here on my blog.


The card pack will be available in my newsletter (going out tonight).


Want the paint? It’s available now on my Facebook page. It can be found by clicking on the Freebie tab on the left-hand side of the page.


I will have lots more news and products to share with you during the weekend. Be sure to stop by for special flash sales, new products releases, and more!