July Thrifty Gypsy–May Cause Happiness

a{text-decoration:none} It’s Thrifty Gypsy time again! Here is July’s pick–May Cause Happiness. I’m such a sucker for bright colors on a dark background. It’s so fun and vibrant! But don’t pay full price…use this opportunity to pick up May Cause Happiness for half off during July only!

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If you already have May Cause Happiness, or if you pick it up now…send us a layout you create to contact@bellagypsydesigns.com. All entries will be entered to win a $5 Bella Gypsy gift card. Check back here August 1st to find out who won July’s contest and find out what’s on sale for August!

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.main-container{width: 560px; margin: 0 auto;padding-top: 1px;padding-bottom: 1px} We have some coordinating products that we’ve marked half off as well for your convenience. Use the coupon code to grab the kit half off, the additional products are marked half off already 🙂

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.popular-searches{padding: 50px 0} Random.org chose the following layout from all of our submissions for June. We had so many beautiful pages and this one was the winner ! 🙂

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.popular-searches ul.last, .related-searches ul.last{ border-bottom:0} Congratulations Hélène!

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Unique Chic

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If you don’t need the whole collection or smaller bundle, you can always purchase individual pieces.  Let’s take a closer look at those.

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.website{margin: 15px 0 5px;text-align: center} I also made a frame cluster for you.  Click HERE or on the preview for your download link.

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montserrat-bold I hope you have a fantastic weekend!  See you next week!

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Unique Chic Sneak Peek

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Anyhoo….this week Lena a Tabatha have created this wonderful collection for us that will be such a colorful and fun way to highlight what is special and wonderful about those unique people in our lives.  Here’s a little sneak for you:419060_10151713961271318_581675914_n

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.custom-msg a{color: #fff} And if you’d like a chance to *WIN*  Lena and Tabatha’s kit before it’s for sale  just leave us a comment on this post. Wednesday night at around 9 pm PST we’ll choose  Exhortationplace.com ONE winner using random.org and email the lucky person links to download the kit before it’s available for sale!

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American Made

div#optOutLink{ padding-top: 30px} Can you believe it is nearing the end of June and summer is officially here?  I hope now that summer is here, that means the warmer weather is here to stay!  I could definitely use some flip flop weather!  One of my favorite parts of summer, besides sand between my toes and hanging out at the beach, is 4th of July!  I love celebrating the 4th with family and friends and love watching the fireworks on the lake!  It is definitely an all time favorite holiday for me.

.no-results{text-align: center; padding: 10px 10px 0; color: #ffffff;font-size: 15px } Bella Gypsy has a brand new kit this week called American Made.  This amazing collection is full of everything you need to document your 4th of July activities and those American Made Cuties!

Here is the collection.

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ul.privacy li {font-size: 12px; color: #535353; padding: 5px 5px} If you don’t need the whole collection but still would like the kit and some coordinating pieces, check out the bundle!

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.privacy a{color:#333333;text-align: center;font-size: 11px} Bella Gypsy also teamed up with Amber Shaw this week for an awesome BOY kit!  Check out Wild Boys!

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I hope you have a great weekend!  See you next week!

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American Made Sneak Peek!

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.popular-searches{padding:20px 0 0;width: 90%;margin: 0 auto} Oh my goodness, Bella Gypsy fans.  I am so excited about this next kit and I’m sure you will be too!  I have a Fourth of July baby so I’m a sucker for anything red, white and blue anyway, but this kit…oh. mai. gah!  So fun.  I’m pretty sure I hear fireworks going off in the background as I type this. But don’t take my word for it, here’s a sneak peek for you.  And if you want to win it before you can buy it you can!

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Who is ready for some CHORES?

I decided to do a punch card. I used my colleague li {list-style:none} Kristin Aagard’s  .clear {clear:both; overflow:hidden; line-height:0; font-size:0; height:0} digital scrapbook kit, A Perfect Mess.


I designed some 3.5″x2″ punch cards, using 8 bubbles for the punch spots.


Once I flattened my cards in .jpgs, I placed one on an 8.5″x11″ canvas and duplicated it so that there were 10 cards on my sheet. I had them printed on heavy cardstock at my local Office Depot.

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I knew though, that I had to set some guidelines on what the kids would need to do in order to have their card punched. I listed some examples…though clearly there are a ton more things that will crop up that they can earn card punches for!


These are things that my 5, 6 and 12 year old are capable of doing. Will they wash the baseboards often? I doubt it. Will they earn a card punch every day for bed making? Probably! So I know it will be a lot of repetition, but that’s totally okay 🙂

Then it was time to set guidelines and unveil the system to the kids.

1. It’s your job to keep up with your card. If you misplace yours, I’ll give you another one but you’ll be starting from scratch.

2. You may redeem 3 cards per week.

    Can you believe that it is almost the second week of June?  The official summer season is here now…even though the weather may not be showing it for some.  With school out for the summer, I am sure you will have those cameras out and ready to capture all those fun, summer activities.  Bella Gypsy is ready for summer too and they have a new kit this week that will help you scrap all the summer fun!

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  • Check out the Hello Summer Collection

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  • Accident Lawyers
  • Don’t need all these pieces?  There is also a smaller bundle available here.

  • Designer Apparel
  • Let’s take a closer look at each of the pieces that make up the collection.

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As you can see, this collection is packed with lots of goodies!  I also made a coordinating cluster for you, which you can pick up HERE.