July Thrifty Gypsy–May Cause Happiness

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!

Here are some pages created with May Cause Happiness:

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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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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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Congratulations Hélène!

We had fun featuring some of the entries this month on our Facebook fan page. Enter in July and you could be the one featured! 🙂

Unique Chic

Do you have something that makes you unique?  Do you have a love-hate relationship with freckles, glasses, braces, scars or some other im{perfect}ion that makes you, you?  It’s OK to be different.. there is no one quite like you!  That’s the theme of this week’s release…Unique Chic.  It embraces all those imperfections that we have!

Here is the big collection that is available at Scrap Orchard.bg-uniquechicCOLLECTION

or here is the bundle

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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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Here is the perfect little Add-On

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I also made a frame cluster for you.  Click HERE or on the preview for your download link.

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

Happy Scrapping!

Kim

 

 

 

Unique Chic Sneak Peek

***Contest Closed***

Congrats to our winner, Michelle!  Thanks to everyone for their comments.  We really love to hear what you have to say and appreciate you.  Thank you. I will send out an email to Miss Michelle so she can collect her goodies.

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Okay, so I can’t be the only one that’s intrigued by the four rhyming words that at first glance wouldn’t look like they would rhyme, right?  I probably am, but it’s seriously making me smile.

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

 

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 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

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.

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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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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Like always, there is a coordinating mini kit available as well!bg-americanmadeAO

Here is a coordinating word art piece.  Click HERE or on the image to download.americanmade

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!

Happy Scrapping!

Kim

American Made Sneak Peek!

****Contest Closed****

Congrats to our random.org winner…RACHEL!  She’ll be receiving an email today to let her know how to collect her prize.  Hopefully she’ll dazzle us all by posting her layouts of her Military family!  Thank you everyone for your comments.  See you at next week’s peek!

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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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For 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 ONE winner using random.org and email the lucky person links to download the kit before it’s available for sale!

Note: We have a SPAM filter on our site and we manually approve comments. If you don’t see your comment right away, DON’T WORRY…it’ll be there shortly!

Balancing Act

I don’t know about you, but sometimes it is so hard to balance everything in life…sometimes I think I need a time out, just so I can relax for a bit.  Sometimes I wonder how I am going to find the time to get everything done that needs to be done…Bella Gypsy has a kit this week that is all about balancing your life!

Here’s the whole collection that hit the Scrap Orchard store today!

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Don’t need the whole collection but still want some of the coordinating pieces.  Here’s the bundle.

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Here’s a closer look at each piece of the collection

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Here is a coordinating mini-kit

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And now for your freebie!  You can download the frame cluster by clicking on the preview or by clicking HERE.

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There was one more new release this week.  Bella Gypsy teamed up with Meghan Mullens from Wild Dandelion Designs, to bring you Remember the Compliments.

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I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  See you next week with some more awesome goodies!

Happy Scrapping!

Kim

 

Balancing Act Sneak Peek

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Thanks to everyone for the kind comments!  Our random winner was Miss Christal!  I’ll be sending her out an email for her to grab some of the new Balancing Act goodies.  See you next week!

Hello, Bella Gypsy fans!  Wow, wait until you see this next kit from Lena and Tabatha!  As Summer is switching into high gear around here it’s a fantastic reminder that life is all about a balancing act.  Sure you want to do for your family, but you have to remember to take some time for a VERY important person…YOU!  Here’s a sneak peek of the kit.

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And how about a chance to win it before you can buy it? For a chance to *WIN* Lena and Tabatha’s kit before it’s for sale then just leave us a comment on this post. Wednesday night at around 9 pm PST we’ll choose 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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Who is ready for some CHORES?

I can hear the groans already 😉

Taking a break from your regularly scheduled Bella Gypsy programming to share something personal with you. I worked on a project for my family today and as soon as I was done, I knew I had to share it with our fans even though it’s not BG related!

My kids are 5, 6, and 12. They are middle-of-the-road when it comes to chores. They don’t love them but they don’t sass me too much about them either. Usually. But the magnet system we’ve been using isn’t working as well for us so we’re tucking it away for now. We may revisit it someday again.

I came up with this solution to solve 3 issues.

1. The chores have to get done and I want to raise kids who will do their part. But it’s hard to make it FUN!

2. My kids don’t like to save money. If they have a dollar in their pocket, they have a dollar to spend. I frequent the dollar store for paper towels and toothpaste, etc every week…so they are constantly tempted to spend any money they get!

3. My kids frequently ask for bigger toys and I’m not willing to indulge most of the time unless it’s Christmas or a birthday. They want the opportunity to earn the money to purchase those things.

I decided to do a punch card. I used my colleague Kristin Aagard’s digital scrapbook kit, A Perfect Mess.

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

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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!

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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.

3. A full punched card is worth $1 if you want to spend it immediately. If you put it in your piggy bank and save for a goal, it’s worth $1.50.

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My goal is for this to help teach my kids more responsibility, the value of earning their own toys, and saving for them. They also get pretty bored during the summers and this gives them something to work towards besides just watching cartoons and going to the pool. When I showed them the chart, handed them their cards, and pinned a stack of ones to my bulletin board, they squealed and immediately began talking about what they were going to save for. I’ll keep you posted as to how it goes! Do you think you might like to try a system like this with your kiddos?

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!

Check out the Hello Summer Collection

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

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.

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

Happy Scrapping!

Kim

Hello Summer Sneak Peek

****CONTEST CLOSED****

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments and for entering our contest.  Our winner via Random.org is Emily!  I’ll shoot a message out to her and she can collect on her new goodies.

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A happy first week of June to you all!  I cannot believe we’re 6 months into the year already.  Crazy!  How does a quick peek at the new release sound?  Say hello to “Hello Summer”.

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If you’d like a chance to *WIN* Lena and Tabatha’s kit before it’s for sale then just leave us a comment on this post. Wednesday night at around 9 pm PST we’ll choose ONE winner using random.org and email the lucky person links to download the kit before it’s available for sale!

Note: We have a SPAM filter on our site and we manually approve comments. If you don’t see your comment right away, DON’T WORRY…it’ll be there shortly!