April 30, 2012
April 29, 2012
Anywho, today I have a LO to share with you that our Delightful Designer, Debbie, has created using our April scrapbook kit. :-)
Fabulous LO!! CAS with just the right amount of detail. For more details about this LO please visit Debbie's blog.
Our new sketch challenge starts in 2 days. And we have a new addition to our monthly challenge so be sure to stop by on May 1.
April 28, 2012
Good Morning my friends!! Where has the time gone, I cannot believe April is coming to an end. I am just not ready. LOL!! I have so much to do and so little time. The anticipation of moving this summer is finally coming true. Tony and I have talked about this move for probably 2 years, since we started school. I have been planning our travels and hotels stays across the country since well before I should have - searched schools, did my research on cities to live and schools far before I probably should have. But now, now it is all becoming reality and I don't feel anywhere near as prepared as I should be. LOL!! We have lived in our house for 3 years, I know for many of you that doesn't seem very long but for my family it feels like forever. We are friendly with our neighbors and know people when we go shopping, and to move from that now feels really scary. I am nervous we don't have jobs, we don't know where we are going to live and mainly because there is nothing we can do about that 3 months away. We can't even show interest in a rental until about 2-3 weeks before moving and move jobs won't even give us the time of day since we don't reside in AZ. Oh, anyway I am thinking positive thoughts that all this will work out. :-)
So today I have some project to share with you from our April Guest Designer, Charlotte, using our April scrapbook kit. Charlotte totally rocked this months kit. Take a look at these LO's.
This LO is fabulous. Those alphas are included in the kit and I like how she used the black behind it to make those pop too. :-)
Thank you so much Charlotte for guest designing with us this month.
Alright, I hope everyone has a delightful weekend. I will be back tomorrow with another LO using our April scrapbook kit.
April 27, 2012
Well today I have a LO to share with you that our Delightful Designer, Kelly, created using our April scrapbook kit. Unfortunately this is the last post sharing Kelly's work. She is extremely talented and will be missed on our team. Both Kelly and Julie's DT term ends this month and they will BOTH be missed. BUT we all know where to find them - I hope you have taken a moment to stop by and follow their blogs. Two super sweet, super talented ladies that have a lot of inspiration to offer on their blogs. June will join us for one last month in June. She had to take April and May off because she was moving in to her new absolutely beautiful home. I was fortunate enough to see it in person and I couldn't be happier for her.
Kelly has totally rocked each and every kit she received over the last 6 months and today's project is no exception. I love all the detail she adds to her LO's. Distressed edges, layering, inking.....just delightful.
I LOVE it, that photo it super sweet!! For more inspiration and details about this LO, please visit Kelly's blog.
That's it for today. I will be back tomorrow with another Spotlight Saturday post featuring our April guest designer, Charlotte.
April 26, 2012
So our May kits are now sold out. I hope you had a chance to purchase one for yourself. We will have month of inspiration starting May 1, our new DT will be joining us and I am super excited to get started. We truly have had the best team members over the last year and a half. Super talented and super sweet and I am happy to call all of them my friends. :-)
Today I have a LO to share with you that our Delightful Designer, Julie created using our April scrapbook kit.
April 25, 2012
Alright, let's get this party started. :-) Oh and I will also announce the winner of the April scrapbook kit giveaway.
April 24, 2012
Nicki also got the best birthday present ever, except being able to spend it with her loving, wonderful family (lol), she found out in 3 weeks she will get her braces off. She couldn't have been happier. And momma couldn't be happier that once a month I don't have to drive 2 hours for a 5 minute ortho appt. LOL!!
So I have the winner to announce for our April sketch challenge. :-)
The winner is entry #8.......Yvonne from Do More With Less......
YAY, Yvonne. Congratulations!! Please contact me so I can get your package in the mail. :-)
That's all for today. I have some graduation invites to make today for my friend at school. We are both graduating but I won't be attending graduation. I have a lot to take care of over the next couple months and any free time I have I need to be productive. LOL!!
Be sure to stop by tomorrow for our May card and scrapbook kit reveal. I have had several new subscribers in the last week or so and so our May kits are selling fast - almost sold out. If you are interested in a kit, please email me right away before they sell out.
April 23, 2012
15 years ago today at 5:21pm my life would forever change. 15 years ago today my daughter was born. FIFTEEN!!!!!! Within a year she will be taking driver's ed classes, within a year she will be working, dating, becoming a little more independent. HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY LORENA NICOLE (Nicki)!!!
Today I have a super sweet LO to share with you that our Delightful Designer, Julie created using our April scrapbook kit.
AND to celebrate my daughter's birthday I thought we would have another giveaway. I was able to come up with another April kit. SO just leave me a comment and you will get a chance to win our April scrapbook kit. :-)
The giveaway will end on tomorrow night and I will announce the winner on Wednesday with our monthly kit reveal. :-)
I hope everyone has an extra special day!!! :-)
April 21, 2012
Charlotte from Scrapsational......happenings in my world. She was our sketch challenge winner last month. I think her work is absolutely delightful. I am super excited to have 2 LO's to share with you today. :-)
Charlotte's blog for more details and a ton of inspiration.
Only 2 more days to play along with our April sketch challenge. May's kit is going to be superb so you will want your chance to win it. :-) Upload your project by April 23rd for your chance to win. :-)
April 20, 2012
I am excited for the week to be over, I am excited for this semester to be mostly over and I am also excited because tomorrow I am volunteering with a friend at Habitat for Humanity. Tony and I have always talked about wanting to do it so when my friend said she was going this weekend I totally jumped on it. I felt bad Tony and I weren't able to volunteer together but now that I know how to sign up to help we will be doing it again before we move. I also got my daughter interested in going with me one time. :-)
So anywho, today I DO have a project to share with you that our Delightful Designer, Kelly, created using our April scrapbook kit.
I love all the detail on this LO and those adorable photos. For more details about this LO please visit Kelly's blog. :-)
Don't forget to play along with this month's sketch challenge. Link up your project (in the sidebar) by April 23rd for your chance to win our May scrapbook kit. :-)
Well I am off to do, probably not a whole lot, for the rest of the day. I have a busy weekend ahead after having a busy week, I am going to enjoy my one day with nothing to do, well maybe pack and some cleaning but at least I am at home. :-)
April 17, 2012
First is kind of a disclosure. Artful Delight is able to offer amazing kits at amazing prices because all the money is put towards product. What I mean is I try not to use fancy packaging or anything like that. I try to keep any extra costs to a minimum so I can pack as much as I can in to the kits. Our kits are shipped in Priority Mail boxes unless I am shipping international.
Next, all product included in the kits are "while supplies last." If for some reason I run out of a certain product I will replace it with something of equal value. It might be extra of something already included in the kit or something else I found matched the kit. This doesn't happen often but it has happened. The kits will always be valued the same.
Third, CARD KIT prices will increase a little bit starting in May. Any current subscribers will not be affected by this price increase for the remainder of their subscription. Our card kits and scrapbook kits will be priced the same. For the past couple months the card kits retail value is the same as the scrapbook kits so I thought they should be priced the same way. This will allow me to offer a single monthly purchase price and a 3 month and 6 month subscription price. The prices are as follows:
3 month subscription $30.50
6 month subscription $27.50
Finally, with my upcoming move, I will only be ordering a very few extra kits above the kits for subscribers. I may only have one or two extra and depending on how many subscribers I have during a month I may not have any extra kits to be purchased as a single purchase. There are several reasons for this. One is whatever is not sold has to be packed and I am so restricted to how many boxes I can have, I don't want there to be a ton of boxes of "inventory." Also I will traveling for about a week and won't have access to my craft stuff. I won't be able ship anything out anyway.
So with that said here are the benefits of subscribing.
- You are guaranteed a kit every month during your subscription period
- You will receive a discount price based on how many months you subscribe
- PLUS there is no obligation - there are NO automatic deductions from your account - you will be sent a monthly invoice on the 25th of the month (the day of the kit reveal here on our blog) and if you want to skip that month or something you can just send me an email
- You can ultimately cancel at any time - I would just ask that you give me as much notice as you can that you need to cancel but there is no penalty
I know "subscribing" sounds like a big commitment but really it isn't. There is absolutely no obligation. You may ask, "what is the point of subscribing then" - well it is mainly to give me an idea of how many kits I should order. Being a small company I just can't afford to order a ton of kits and be left with overstock for any extended periods of time. But at the same time I want to make sure everyone that may want a kit gets one.
So if you would like to subscribe, please send me an email - at this time your subscription would start with the May kit and you will not be billed anything until April 25th (edited to correct date).
Also, within the next couple days I will have a ton of Paper Smooches stamp sets for sale. They will be priced about 33% off retail.
Congratulations!!! Please send me an email within 72 hours to claim your prize/provide snail mail. :-)
Hope everyone has a wonderful day.
April 16, 2012
Ya know what I am also excited about? Next month's kit....It is going to be awesome.
And ya know what else I am excited about? Being able to share with you today's super awesome LO that our Delightful Designer, Julie, created using our April scrapbook kit.
Thanks so much for stopping by, don't forget to play along with this month's sketch challenge and also to enter my giveaway that ends tonight. Link up your project for the sketch challenge in the sidebar by April 23rd for your chance to win our May monthly kit. :-)
April 14, 2012
But since I am in full pack mode now, I need to organize, consolidate, and reduce my craft stuff. I have a ton of "extra" stuff from past kits. I also found a box or two filled with partially used 6x6 pads, collection packs and other goodies.
So let's get rid of some of this stuff. I have another random box of goodies to get rid of.
Ya know I was completing my daughter's registration paper work for school and it asked me to list ALL her previous schools she attended. WOW what a task. I never realized how many times we have moved over the years until I had to write it down. She is in 9th grade and just going back to about 4th or 5th grade I think I had 6 schools listed for her and I know there is at least 3-4 more schools going back to kindergarten. I am so ready to settle down. LOL!!
So with that said, leave me a comment and let me know how many times you have moved over the years - go back say 15 years and see if you can count how many times you moved. LOL!! It is not required to answer this question to be entered for the giveaway, just trying to make this fun. You can just leave me a comment and say "hi" too. :-)
Well I am off to get ready for work, then a little shopping at Costco, home to play with my kids and a yummy homemade pizza dinner and some family time. :-) I am expecting it to be a good day. :-)
If you get a chance, play along with this month's sketch challenge. Upload your project in the sidebar for your chance to win our May scrapbook kit. You have until April 23rd to enter. :-)
Oh and the giveaway will end Monday night at midnight EST.
April 13, 2012
Anywho, today I have a super cute LO to share with you that our Delightful Designer, Kelly created using our April monthly kit.
That's all for today.
April 11, 2012
Well there was a miscommunication for this week's Sketch Inspiration challenge. I do not believe to be sponsoring this week, I think it will be in two weeks. I will post the info here when I know for sure. The sketch this week is awesome so you should still play along, there is a great prize to be won.
Our Delightful Designer, Debbie, created this beauty.
And here is the sketch in case you want to play along this week. :-)
Well that's all for today. Hope you all have a wonderful day!! I will be finishing up some homework and then working on a Mother's Day card that someone asked me to make for them. She said her mother loves gnomes and she loved my "Thankful for my Gnomies" card I made using our September monthly kit. So I am going to make a more Mother's Day-ish card. :-) I will share it with all of you when I am done. :-)
April 9, 2012
Anywho, this week we are sponsoring over at Sketch Inspiration. If you play along you will have a chance to win our SOLD OUT April scrapbook kit. My DT was able to play along with the sketch too.
Here is the sketch:
April 7, 2012
Alright well let's introduce the new team......
My name is Erin and I'm a card making junkie. I love
that I have found a whole wonderful
community of like minded people! I live in Northern California
with my husband and 2 little
boys and run a small motel called the Outside Inn.
Missy from Little Nugget Creations
Marcia from One Scrap at a Time
Hi, I am Marcia Dehn-Nix and I am so excited to be a part of the Artful Delight design team! I am married to the most wonderful guy (28 years!) and we live in Minnesota. We have three kids; Naomi (22), Colette (20), and Trenton (17). The oldest 2 are away at college and my son will be joining them next Fall. I have been scrapbooking for over 10 years. My scrapbooking evolved out of a love for photography. In fact, I used to be a wedding photographer! I did all the portrait sittings of my own kids at home. This made for some fun times when I hauled in sand or fake snow! I also love to make cards, and knit, and sew. I do have a 9-5 job working as a senior software engineer creating software for electrical utilities. The senior just means I am old. I celebrated 25 years with the company last summer. My creative side helps to balance the technical geeky side of me.
They will start sharing their projects with us in May. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I am headed to the park with my family. :-)
April 6, 2012
BUT, today I have a super cute LO to share with you that our Delightful Designer, Kelly created using our April scrapbook kit. Now all the kits have sold out but I still hope we can provide you with a ton of inspiration this month.
Don't forget the sketch challenge is posted and you have until April 23rd to submit you project for your chance to win our May scrapbook kit. Upload your project in the sidebar.
All previous kits have sold out EXCEPT our February kit. It has been discounted so you will get a super deal for a super kit. Check it out.