Thursday, May 31, 2007

Introducing Carrie, Scrapper Supreme!

Carrie Hafer

I would like to take this opportunity to begin introducing you to my new Guest Creative Team. I have a wonderful bunch of ladies working with me, and from time to time, I want to introduce them to you and show off some of their fabulous work!

First up, is Carrie. Here's a little and question and answer time I had with Carrie to help use get to know her better.

da - So, Carrie, what is your favorite element to scrap with?
ch - I love cardboard, and ribbons, wrap around and folded ribbons.
da - How long have you been digi scrapping?
ch - Two and a half years
da - What do you eat for breakfast?
ch - coffee :)
da - What time of day do you usually scrap?
ch - Early in the morning and late at night
da - Who is your favorite designer right now?
ch - I don't really have a favorite. I've been window shopping at Nitwit Creations, lately though. And Kaye Miller is fabulous.
da - How old are you?
ch - 31
da - How many peeps in your family?
ch - Two little ones
da - Do you usually print out your layouts?
ch - Nope. I'm saving them up till I'm rich. Although I did just win a Shutterfly photo book from PDW, and I've had a blast putting that together. I can't wait till it comes!
da - What is the one scrap item you cannot resist?
ch - Ribbons, folded, crumpled, wrapped around, etc.
da - Do you wear shoes when you scrap?
ch - Never
da - Show us your favorite layout, and tell us why it means so much to you.
ch - I had these wonderful pictures of my daughter peeking out at me from inside the lilac bush . . . and I knew I wanted to do something with a journal . I was very very pleased with how it turned out. I can still pull it up when I need to look at something and think . . . I guess I can create something beautiful, LOL.

Aren't those just beautiful! Carrie is a very talented scrapper, and I'm so blessed to have her on my team. I hope you will look for her work in the galleries, and you can find even more of her treasures here at her DST gallery.

And now for some more eye candy, here are some of my favorite LO's of Carries that feature some of my products. (sorry for the shameless plug, but it is my blog!)

And, I'm especially proud to share this fantastic double page layout by Carrie. It uses two of my Real Simple Templates from Volume II. This LO was selected as Layout of the Week at Go here to leave her some congrats.

So the next time you see a LO in the galleries by cdanielshafer, you'll know that it's the fabulous Carrie Hafer! Be sure and leave her some lovin'! Carrie, I'm so blessed to have your creative talent on my team. Thanks for doing such a fantastic job!

Thanks for reading,


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My 39 & Holding Birthday Blowout!!

Just wanted to let you all know for the entire month of June, I'll be celebrating my 39th birthday (June 30) with a 39% off sale of everything in both of my stores!!

(I'm so excited, this ad is going to be in the DigiShopTalk montly newsletter coming out any day now!! )

Whether you prefer to shop at or, all my products are 39% off! Just use this coupon code: 39OFF at both stores to receive the discount!!
I'll be adding some new products through the month, but don't forget there are lots of my products out now that you don't have yet . . . so get over to my stores and shop till you drop!!
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, spend all your money at my stores, happy birthday to me!! LOL

Friday, May 25, 2007

A Big 40% Off Sale to Celebrate Memorial Day!

Memorial Day Weekend sale, kind of spur of the moment, but totally fabulous! Save a whopping 40% off my entire product line at both of my stores: (no coupon necessary/discount taken at checkout)



Here are some of the great deals . . .

The Real Simple Template Collections $1.80 per Volume
The Real Simple Template Whole Kit & Caboodle $5.40 for the whole collection!
The Real Simple COMMERCIAL Whole Kit & Caboodle$10.80 for the whole collection!!
The Insomnia Collection Paper Packs $1.80 each
The Paris in April Collections!!
Fanciful Frames 1 & 2 $1.80 each
The Original Scrap-a-Patch Patches $3.60
Spring Sorbet: The Whole Kit & Caboodle $4.80
Sweet Nothings Kit $2.70
Cowgirls Rock Kit $4.05

And more . . . come check it out and stock up at this great price from Friday through Monday!!da

FREEBIE and More New Templates, Commercial Set Too!

So much to tell you today. I hope I can remember it all.

First of all, I have two more sets of my new templates, the Real Simple Template Collection: Volumes III and IV are now available at HODS and OAKS.

Volume III

Sample Layouts

Volume IV

Sample Layouts (COMING SOON)

And now, you can purchase the entire Collection for only $9 and save $3 when you do!

And for you designers and photographers out there, I also have a Commercial Use Version available just for you. Purchase the whole set for $18 and get the Commercial license with them.

And now for the freebie . . . here is a sweet little Quick Page I put together for you using one of my new templates, and my Petit Four kit.
Click HERE to download it, and please remember to leave me some digi LOVE!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

NEW: The Real Simple Template Collections

I'm so excited to announce my newest collection, The Real Simple Template Collection. These fun, and simple templates were inspired by the pages of my favorite magazine, Real Simple. Based on the graphic designs you see in magazines, these templates will give your pages a nice clean appearance, and they can be dressed up or down as much as you want. With both sets you get 4 different templates, in layered PSD format, JPG and PNG formats.

There are two Volumes available today:

Volume I Contains 4 templates, specifically suited to large photos. (previews are linked to go directly to My OAKS store) (Click Here is you prefer to shop at my HODS store.)

Sample Layouts . . .

Volume II This is a set of 4 templates, specifically suited to multiple images on one layout. Two of these pages fit perfectly together as a 2 page spread, or can stand alone beautifuly as well.

Sample Layouts . . .

Aren't those fun? Pick them up today at or for only $3 a set! Look for more sets coming soon!Thanks for looking,


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Where's the Love?

I have to say, I'm just a little disappointed. I've noticed that my Insomnia alpha has been dowloaded over 75 times in two days . . . and yet, only 2 people have taken time to leave a comment. That's not right, folks.

It takes a alot of my time (and other designers as well) to come up with fun designs to give you as gifts, to help you enjoy digi scrapping. But it only takes a couple seconds to leave a comment for that designer to show your appreciation. Makes me sad.

Ok, that's my sermon for the day. Anyway, I've got another addition to the Insomnia Collection, this is Volume 3 of the paper packs.

(Preview is clickable, so you can click on it and go straight to the store.) This set has those insanely fun color combinations, and features some great textures, with a slight damask design in it.

Special thanks to Atomic Cupcake and the ScrapGirls for their fantastic products that make my job so much fun!

While you're over at HODS, check out Sara Ellis' new Snazzy Snoodles. She got a new Wacom tablet for her birthday yesterday, and she's already got some fun new items up for sale. Here's a preview . . .

Thanks for looking, and remember . . . it only takes a couple of seconds to give back some love for all the freebies you gather!


Friday, May 18, 2007

New Schtuff and a FREEBIE!!

Hey gang!! Oh my, has it actually been a whole month since I've blogged?? Say it isn't so!!

Well, since it's been so long, I better make this a good one, huh? How about three new paper packs and a FREEBIE!!! Will that make it all up to you?

First, I'd like to introduce the new and lovely, Petit Four Paper Pack. This pack contains 13 undeniably shabby and beautiful papers, in lovely shades of pink on pink, with green accents. It's a girlie girl's dream!!

Look for elements and other goodies coming soon to coordinate with this lovely set! You can purchase these papers at either or

Now, this is what happens when I have insomnia . . . the Insomnia Collection is born! Introducing Volumes 1 and 2 Paper Packs.

Each set contains 12 of the most insanely fun papers you've ever seen!! They are bright, vivid and unique!! Pick them up now at only! They are only $3 a set!

And now on to the freebie!! I have put together the Insomnia Collection ABCs & 123s Set just for you, to coordinate with those insane papers!! Here is the preview.

Click here to snag the freebie, and please be sure and leave me some digi love when you download the freebie!!

As always, thanks for looking, and happy scrapping!