I've come to reconsider where I stand on the whole copyright issue, in regards to work that appears on my blog. If you happen to see art that I've created on this blog and it inspires you, by all means go ahead and appropriate it. If you want to modify it, scraplift it, use only parts of it or copy it outright, you have my permission to do so here. If you want to give me credit, fine. If you don't, that's okay too. I've been inspired by countless other people in all walks of life and I believe that generosity of spirit is much greater than any personal pride or glory I could achieve from claiming to be the first or the best to do anything. The sole exception to this would be photos of my family, to protect their privacy.
The vintage images that appear in this blog are digitally altered and colored by scrapologie. Feel free to use them for your personal use, however you like!
Before I post the November kit, some important announcements to share!
First, a few announcements:
1) Kits and supplements are in the store now, or will be momentarily. With the exception of those customers who have made arrangements for me to autocharge their credit cards, ALL SUBSCRIBERS should endeavor to purchase their kits from the store this month. Please do not wait for a paypal invoice from us. Simply click on SHOPPING, then KITS, then CURRENT KITS. We will also be putting all the supplements and kits showing as featured products on the front page of the store, so you should be able to see them easily.
2) Members who have not paid for their kits or told me of their intent to skip by December 4th will be invoiced on paypal, but again, please make every effort to purchase your kit through the store rather than waiting on me for an invoice.
3) Next week we will also provide you with more information about the automated payment and subscription management system we will be using starting January. You will receive information with regard to that the mid-part of next week, including instructions as well as FAQs. We'd really like everyone set up on the new system by December 15th, so please make an effort to take care of that once you receive the email - it shouldn't take long and so far our testing of the system has been error-free, (yay!)
4) With regard to the STORE, there is a button in the store for combining shipping on multiple orders. This option should ONLY be selected if you have already paid for shipping on your initial purchase - if you've only made one purchase, do not choose this option as it will zero out your shipping and we'll have to invoice you separately for it. This will hold up shipment of your kit.
5) And a quick reminder -- that anyone may purchase supplements, you don't have to be a scrapologie subscriber to purchase a supplement!
Thanks everyone, and without futher ado, may we present... scrapologie's December kit, Days of Light.
These are the days… These are the days, you’ll remember Never before and never since, I promise Will the whole world be warm as this And as you feel it, You’ll know it’s true That you are blessed and lucky It’s true that you Are touched by something That will grow and bloom in you
These are days you’ll remember When May is rushing over you With desire to be part of the miracles You see in every hour You’ll know it’s true That you are blessed and lucky It’s true that you are touched By something that will grow and bloom in you
These are days These are the days you might fill With laughter until you break These days you might feel A shaft of light Make its way across your face And when you do You’ll know how it was meant to be See the signs and know their meaning, it’s true, You’ll know how it was meant to be Hear the signs and know they’re speaking To you, to you… -10,000 Maniacs, These Are Days
In the midst of winter, I learned that there was within me, an invincible summer. -Albert Camus
The last days of Autumn are waning and winter is nearly upon us in the Midwest. Thoughts turn to holidays and celebrations, but I find that as much as I love the holidays, I always dread the approach of a Midwest winter with its short days, bitter cold and grey, clouded skies. This month’s kit is a celebration of life, a celebration of days, not just the sunny, light-infused days of spring and summer, or the gold ripened days of fall, but also the glittering white days of winter when the earth sleeps and Mother Nature blankets us generously with snow and ice. Winter is a time to slow down, a time for introspection, for dreaming about spring gardens and warm summer nights, while knowing that the pulse of life beats under white snowdrifts and runs in the veins of frosted branches. Winter is also a time for recognizing that every day of life is a gift and a miracle. Every day that we awake to greet the world is one ripe with potential and opportunity and a chance to live. And that makes us blessed and lucky, indeed.
After the merriment and mirth of the holidays have passed, winter casts its quiet spell upon us. I lose myself in a drift of clean sheets, a-bed with a book and hot cider steeped with cinnamon, dreaming and planning and penning wishes upon paper. Winter is a time to look inward, a time to review the year that has passed and to look with fresh eyes to the future. What joys and sorrows did the year hold for you? What did you get to do that you always wanted to, and what is still on your list? What goals and dreams were realized? What challenges were met? Did you make a new friend? Did you say goodbye to someone you love? Did you rejoice over something or share a laugh with a friend? Did you cry and share a sorrow? Did you take time for yourself? Did you learn something? Did you teach something? Did you take a step that you were afraid to take? Did you make a mistake and forgive yourself for it? Did you try something, and keep at it, even though you thought you had failed? Did you care for someone or something? Did you give of your time and yourself and your love? Did you LIVE? And by embracing all that life holds for you, whether it was sorrowful or joyful, did you realize that every day is a day of light, even when things seem their darkest?
That is the message of scrapologie’s December kit, Days of Light. It’s a reminder that no matter where you are, or what the weather is outside your door, every single day is a gift, a day of light. And the recognition of that is a step to real happiness.
Scrapologie’s December kit, Days of Light, is filled with wonderful things to help you record the celebration that is life, to record the defining moments of the year that has passed and to plan and dream for light-filled days in the year to come. The kit features the clean and refreshingly modern design of the “Play” line of papers from American Crafts, paired with complementing patterns from KI Memories (my favorite is the monthly calendar of days!) The color palette is joyous and colorful, and a reminder that our days are filled with color, light and beauty. We’ve included six sheets of perfectly coordinating Bazzill Cardstock in Green Tea, Lily White, Squash, Splash, Yam and Java. And we have some special embellishments for you this month! My favorite is the darling little letterpressed journaling cards that we were able to get – each one decorated with a miniature bouquet of asterisks pressed onto French Kraft paper. Use them for a loving note tucked into a lunchbox, sweet nothings to your “sweet babboo”, or use them on a card or layout! For sheer fun and frivolity, nothing beats the swimming pool colored paper frills from Doodlebug – a reminder that days of light should be filled with gaiety and laughter. We’ve also included new thickers letter stickers from American Crafts in Olive Green, Days of the Week Journaling Spots from Heidi Swapp to record the ordinary and extraordinary events in your days past or ahead, Color Coded Adhesive Tabs from Knock Knock, itty bitty letter stickers in black and white from EK Success’ Bookworks Line, and a smidgen of felt flowers from American Crafts – the felt to symbolize warmth and flowers to symbolize happiness. Plus each kit contains one 12” x 12” sheet of Fancy Pants Bigger Board Chipboard Shapes (designs will vary) from kit to kit.
The supplements are also full of colorful goodies to help you through the winter months, and we’ve named them to inspire -- Laughter, Cheer, Joy, Warmth and Delight. You’ll love papercrafting with them and completing the special projects they contain – the calendar based projects would make lovely Christmas gifts – though you may just be tempted to keep them when you’re done!
The design team gallery is full of lovelies this month (even with three designers on a leave of absence, there’s still PLENTY of eye candy!) Make sure to scroll down and view all the DT projects!
Finally, we want to thank you, all of our wonderful customers! From our family at scrapologie, to yours, we wish you and yours a very happy and blessed holiday season, wherever you are in the world, may every day of the year ahead be a day of light for you.