Hi guys :o)  HAPPY SPRING!!!!!  I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather (well, at least for those of you who are experiencing the spring season right now, lol)...and looking forward to a great summer!  I LOOOOOVE the warm/hot weather and am so happy it is finally starting to arrive :o)  I am NO good with cold temps, lol...so this is a very WELCOME season for me!  And, not just because of the weather...but also because of all the color that we see everywhere - in gardens, in fashion and home decor...and yes - in scrapbooking :o)  Springtime totally calls for happy and bright and cheery scrapping kits, lol!

And...I will not be one to let springtime down, he he :o) Sooooo - I am super duper happy to say that I have a brand NEW kit for you guys today - YAY :o)  As with most of my kits (lol) - this one has been a long time in the making, and I'm thrilled to see it in its entirety (finally)!  the HEARTFELT collection is a happy, cheery, lovey-dovey kit...overflowing (it really is HUGE) with all kinds of scrapping goodness!  Sadly - I've been too busy with the release and all of the new products to SCRAP (well, except for my 'practice scrapping' layout that I always create when working on a kit...hey - the kit HAS to work - if it isn't scrappble...it's not going to reflect very well on me, lol) with Heartfelt...BUT, I have to say that the girls have been scrapping away with it - and I have been in AWE of their layouts...truly!  I even created an entirely new webpage just for their layouts, as I didn't have room for all of them in the product preview images, lol!  I couldn't stand the thought of choosing...so I decided to spotlight ALL of them, he he!  Hey - they deserve it and I just LOVE looking at the lovely layouts!  I can't wait to find a few minutes to scrap with the kit though...and plan on doing just that for this Friday's FAST & FABULOUS speed scrap at the blog!  WooHoo :o)

And, while I am definitely excited about the new kit...I am just as thrilled with our other NEW PRODUCTS!  We have two new sets of RECIPE CARD TEMPLATES...a new collection of 12x12 TEMPLATES...and, our HUGE project SCRAP bundle ONE - that's a lot of 'stuff', lol!  Kylie has been super busy working on templates...and the girls have rocked them, too!  So...scroll on down and take a peek :o)  We hope you LOVE everything we are bringing you today!  OH...also wanted to let you know that these FIVE new PRODUCTS are all on SALE for a limited time (sale pricing goes away at midnight EST on 01 April)!  And, be sure to check back at the Shoppe a little closer to the Easter holiday...as we will have a little sale on some of our Easter/holiday products (follow the BLOG so you don't miss it) :o)

Just a quick note...as always - for MORE layouts and inspiration - be sure to check out the SHABBY ARTIST GALLERY - it's overflowing with scrapping beauty!

I said it was HUGE, didn't I?  LOL!  Truly - could not even get it all on the preview image...even though you can see that I tried, he he!   It is full of gorgeous papers (22 to be exact)...graphic stitched canvas labels (LOTS of these and ALL sooooo sweet)...frames, flowers, buttons galore, stitching and SO MUCH MORE!  I really worked hard to make this kit SUPER versatile...and as a result, feel like it is almost several kits in one!  It can go TOTALLY girlie...perfectly BOY...everyday, Spring, Easter, Summer, Valentine's, birthdays - it really works for EVERYTHING :o)  I love it when that happens...as I never want to offer you a kit that can only work once, know what I mean - where is the value in that?? lol!  You can mix and match this kit with just about anything...and I think it will always look unique :o)  I could go on and on, lol...I LOOOOOOOVE this collection - but I'll let you decide if it works for YOU :o)  Be sure to peek at the layouts below to get a better idea of what the HEARTFELT collection is all about...and, of course - visit the product page for an itemized list and more previews!  Most importantly though - be sure to view this INSPIRATION WEBPAGE - full of Heartfelt LAYOUTS from the girls (I could not fit them all here in the newsletter - and you don't want to miss them...pure eye candy)!  I REALLY, REALLY think you will fall in LOVE with this kit :o)

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Now, we move on to the STUNNING Rise and Shine templates that Kylie put together!  I absolutely LOVE these and can't wait to scrap with them!  Isn't there just something HAPPY about them?  When I was working on the color palette and all that fun stuff...I knew the name had to be Rise and Shine, lol - don't ask...it's just how I am!  I LOVE when things just work out...because I think it all flows wonderfully - the name, the colors and the designs...perfect harmony :o)  And...that's exactly how you'll feel about your layouts when working with these templates!  You just can't go wrong :o)  If you enjoy working with templates - these are a must have!  Here's some inspiration - but be sure to visit the product page for more info and examples!

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Are you a foodie?  If you're like me - you LOOOOOOVE recipes and having pretty little cards printed up for the most special dishes! And personally, I tend to bake a lot for functions and events, and have learned to come with recipe cards in hand...as most times, I am asked to share the recipe!  I can't tell you how much everyone loves receiving these little pretties :o)  That's why I'm soooooo thrilled that our resident chef (Kylie)...worked on these!  She is professionally trained in the culinary arts...and it is a 'thing of beauty' when she combines her love of food AND scrapping :o)  So, today we have TWO new recipe card template sets...BAKED WITH LOVE and FARM FRESH!  Each collection is unique...and both equally special and practical and GORGEOUS!  The templates are layered and sized at 6 inches by 4 inches at 300dpi!  They are ready for your papers, elements, photos (optional) and recipes!  Take a look at some of the yummy inspiration and examples below (and more on the product pages)!

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And, lastly - our huge project SCRAP bundle (ONE) is now available in the Shoppe :o)  Many of you will recognize these templates from the BLOG's project SCRAP 2011!  If you participated and downloaded all of the templates - you do NOT need to purchase this BUNDLE!  However, if you missed out...this is an AMAZING VALUE and a GREAT time to pick up an awesome collection of layered templates!  This BUNDLE includes THIRTY unique layouts!  They are grouped by month...one two-page spread per month...and THREE two-page album COVER options :o)  All of the templates are sized at 12x12 (300 dpi) and are ready for your papers, elements, photos and journaling!  This bundle offers an incredible opportunity to get a year (or event, vacation, birthday, etc.) scrapped QUICKLY and BEAUTIFULLY!  What more could you ask?!  Oh...maybe a GREAT price?!  lol!  Because these templates were previously part of a blog project...we are offering the BUNDLE at a reduced rate :o)  So pick them up...get scrapping...and ENJOY! (oh - be sure to click the links below for LOTS of preview and inspiration images...I mean LOTS, lol)!

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Hi everyone - Kylie here for a minute! :o) How EXCITING is this!...a gorgeous, gorgeous new kit for us all to play with!! YAY! HEARTFELT is an absolute dream to scrap with - I LOVE IT...oh and I just know you will too, seriously, how could you not! SP has exceeded all my expectations with this sweetheart of a kit! :o) And, have FUN with all the new templates and recipe cards...the names alone are sure to put a smile on your face!

So what's going on with the SHABBY SHOPPE BLOG? LOTS! LOTS! LOTS!

We've just rolled out Project SCRAP 2012 - and only three template sets in...soooo, if you're not already scrapping along with us, we'd love for you to join in, too (the more the merrier, I say!)...it's not too late, ya know!

Stop by the blog and check out the latest EASY-AS-PIE TEMPLATE CHALLENGE and if you're FREE on FRIDAY, MARCH 30 at 9PM EST...and are up for scrapping a page FAST & FABULOUS style, then we'd love to see you at our blog speed scrap (more info below)...it's the best fun around, and there's prizes to boot!

Our gorgeous Shabby Artists have planned lots of awesome posts over the coming weeks that are sure to inspire, entertain, and delight! A fun mix of product spotlights, tips & tricks, photography, cool hybrid projects, yummy recipes, and everything in-between!

I'd also like to take this opportunity to mention that the Blog will be taking a short break from posting at the end of April...our
'SPRING BREAK', you could say! Still, bunches to keep us all busy while on hiatus, and I'm sure the time will whizz by super-fast...you'll hardly have a chance to miss us! And when we return (week beginning May 7), it will be time to celebrate the Blog's 2nd birthday - how exciting is that?!!

Once again, thanks sooooo very much for visiting the blog time and again - we truly appreciate it! Hope you love spending time there as much as we do! :o)  :::Kylie:::

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Again, be sure to 'pencil in' our upcoming FAST & FABULOUS Speed scrap!! We would love to 'scrap' with you on FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH (9pm EST)!  Our speed scraps are really a super-quick, fun AND easy way to get that special page scrapped! You can find more information on this - RIGHT HERE!  This will be our THIRD fast & fabulous speed scrap at the blog - and we certainly plan on MORE :o)  As always, we will continue to do our very best to try and accommodate as many time zones as possible as we move forward)!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SCRAPPING WITH YOU!!

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Well, I think that's it for today :o)  As always, my sincere thanks to you all...not only for taking the time to read the newsletter (hope you enjoyed it)...but for being a part of the Shoppe family :o)  Have lots and lots of FUN scrapping with these new goodies!  Have a WONDERFUL and BLESSED day/night!

~*~XOXO~*~