I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE spring :)    There is just a cheer in the air...not to mention the smell of flowers...more sunshine...warmer temps and BRIGHT colors!  What's not to love?!  LOL!  So...with this release of new products...I hope that you will see just how much I love this time of year...and how it inspires me to design!  We have two new kits, two new piece-a-cake albums, two new embellishment sets and MORE!  I think you'll find everything to be fun, cheerful, whimsical, full of color and easy to scrap with!  So...grab a cup of coffee...or tea...or whatever (LOL) and take a peek at our newsletter!  Don't miss the product previews...promotions...and especially don't forget to CLICK ON THE LAYOUTS for MORE inspiration from our amazingly talented Shabby Artist Team (I just couldn't fit ALL of the graphics on this ONE page/newsletter - LOL)!  THANKS SO MUCH AND HAPPY SPRING!

to become eligible...all you have to do is place an order of $20 or more in one single order between now and April 6th, 2007 and you will automatically be entered into the prize drawing! prize winners will be announced on April 10th! there are NINE prizes in total...so that is nine chances to WIN :)

who wouldn’t LOVE one of these AWESOME Donna Downey camera bags? GORGEOUS! best of all...the grand prize winner will be able to choose from available fabrics and have their name/initials monogrammed! be sure to see donna’s site for more info on these wonderful and functional bags! Please note that they are generally on a 12 week schedule from the time you place your order...but...some things are worth the wait, right? LOL! GOOD LUCK!

please note that to be eligible for the prize drawing - you must spend $20 or more in ONE single order at the Shabby Shoppe between Wednesday, March 21st and Friday, April 6th, 2007. BUT...if you spend $60 or more in ONE SINGLE ORDER...your name will be entered into the drawing THREE times!  so...for EVERY $20 you spend in a SINGLE ORDER...your name will be entered!  and YES...we decided to make the dates retro-active by one day so that those customers who placed a $20 or more order on Wednesday did not get left out :)  please understand that we cannot apply these promotions to other previous orders...NOR can we add up multiple orders to make up the $20 minimum. once you have completed an order with a total of $20 or more...you will automatically be entered into the prize drawing. international customers ARE eligible. the winner of the donna downey camera bag will be able to choose fabrics and monogramming and will do so with donna downey directly. orders placed at donnadowney.com generally take at least 12 weeks to process...so please understand this before entering :) the $50 PayPal cash prize is for PayPal members only. if you do NOT have a PayPal account and do not wish to create one...you will receive a $50 gift card to the Shabby Shoppe as a substitute. shabby shoppe gift cards are valid for one year. prize winners will be announced in the shabby shoppe forums on April 10, 2007. winners will be informed via email. any winners not responding to our email within one week will forfeit their prize, but rest assured that we will make every attempt to contact winners (check the site and spam folders please).  GOOD LUCK and thanks for participating!

WHERE do I begin?  This collection was soooooooooooooooooo much fun to create!  When I look at this - I just see SPRING, SWEET, JOY, HAPPY, BRIGHT and all sorts of other CHEERFUL words - LOL!  It is a huge kit (an XXL collection - LOL)...full of wonderfully textured and lightly shabbied papers!  There are TONS of embellishments to help you create page after page!  Ribbons, bows, trimmings, flowers, buttons, frames, tags, scallops and MORE!  Seriously - there is just so much here - LOL!  I love the little floral borders and the swirlie frames, too!  Oh...and the polka-dot vellum alpha is another fun piece of this kit! The colors are poppy red, buttercup yellow, peony pink, green, white and a couple of shades of salmon :)  SOOOOO SPRINGY and FRESH!  I do hope you enjoy using this collection...HAPPY SCRAPPING!

SMARSHMALLOWS?  LOL...yes that is the name :)  The Silly Boy line of kits are all about our little guy and some of the fun things he says and does!  And...well - that's how he says marshmallows and I just think it is adorable...and it fit perfectly with this new kit!  The kit has classic colors that are perfect for spring and/or summer pages!  There is lots of texture and a shabby, sanded look!  Along with the classic papers and embellies, are some whimsical, edgy and unique items as well :)  So have fun putting this kit to use and I hope to see some of your pages!!!!

Honestly - I just had SOOOOOOO much FUN working on these 'digi sticker' collections!  I felt like a kid again...using crayons and just 'coloring' for hours - LOL!  These 'stickers' are all hand-colored using a WONDERFUL 'crayons'!!!!  The texture and 'feel' is soooo cool...they definitely resemble a child's artwork when it comes to the crayon lines, etc.!  They are all full of COLOR and should work on pages from spring to winter :)  Each image has a white, 'sticker' outline with no drop shadows :)  We have the PRETTY POSIES collection which is full of flowers, leaves and even a couple of swirlies!  And...the THINGS THAT GO collection which features all sorts of transportation!!!

Can I just tell you that these are THE MOST FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!  Seriously - Nicole designed all of these wonderful 'treat' bag toppers and candy tents and they ROCK!  If you have to get together Spring or Easter treats for school, church, family or whatever...these will come in so handy :)  They are SUPER simple to use and print...and instructions are included for both the treat bag toppers and the candy tents!  I could really go on and on about these adorable little creations - LOL...but I won't :)  Hopefully you will try them for yourself and see how simple AND pretty they will make your goodie bag sharing - LOL!

I know I sound like such a goof when I talk about the work that Nicole does with these albums...but they TRULY impress me every single time!  Her attention to detail is phenomenal...and her ability to mix and match...and make everything look PERFECT amazes me :)  So, I can't NOT say it - LOL!  This new BLOSSOM piece-a-cake album is NO exception!  Every single page is a work of art with tons of details, embellies and special touches!  I love all of the buttons, flowers, ribbons and tags!  I can see this album being used for SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many things...hmmmm - maybe Mother's Day?  She primarily used the Winter Chic collection in this album...BUT don't let that fool you!  This album just screams SPRING with the pastels and flowers - so fresh and sweet!  Hope you love this one as much as I do :)  BEST OF ALL...this album is on sale for only $5.95 through Sunday, March 25, 2007!  After that time...it will return to it's regular price of $8.95!

And, speaking of ROCKING piece-a-cake albums...how about the new CUDDLE piece-a-cake album that Christine created?  Just love the fun, funky, whimsical and edgy style here!  Can't wait to use it myself :)  The Cuddlebug kit is one of my faves and Christine really turned it into a functional and stylish album that will be perfect for so many photos!  HAVE FUN!  Don't forget...this album is on sale for only $5.95 through Sunday, March 25, 2007!  After that time...it will return to it's regular price of $8.95!

Please help us to welcome the very talented, beautiful and sweet Susan Toon!  She is our guest artist for the month!  You can check out her gallery by clicking on her gorgeous photo!

Thanks for joining us, Susan :)