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Want to win a month of free scripts and templates?

 
Want to win a collection of Bello Scarto Kits?

You can have a chance to win these just by signing up to the newsletter
here at Heartbeatz Creationz when you shop with us!!

Many of you already know of the disaster a few days ago and the whole store crashed,
taking everything with it, all our subscribers list went with it too!
join us between now and the end of September and all who sign up will go into a draw!
we will choose 1 person out of the hat to win both these prizes!
now if that isnt an incentive to shop with us then what is?
the fact we have some fantastic sales on right now to help us get on our feet
after the crash is another incentive...
and a special treat of our fantastic Pumpkins & Candy Collab is free with a $10 purchase!

So what are you waiting for?
Come and shop today and remember sign up to the newsletter..
you got to be in it to win it!!
Winner announced 1 October

An Update from Toucan Scraps

Read update from Toucan Scraps Here in re: to Toucan Scraps Store

New items in from our Featured Designer Scrappin With Lil Ole Me!

csm-Fish Bones Templates (lg. tagger size)

csm-Fish Bones Templates (lg. tagger size)

So I had this fish fry...and had lots & lots of left over fish...so i've decided to share it with you! There are 3 templates, and 2 .png fish...
$2.00
Sale: $1.10
Save: 45% off


... more info
Max: 1
csm-Bad Witch Taggers Kit

csm-Bad Witch Taggers Kit

Ohh no...the Bad Witch, evil sister of the Good Witch,  is on her broom and looking for a place to haunt and cast her...
$3.00
Sale: $1.65
Save: 45% off


... more info
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csm-Wood Frames (lg tagger size)

csm-Wood Frames (lg tagger size)

5 rustic looking wood frames...made with wood textures. Perfect to make clusters with! All frames made and saved at 300 dpi. They are lg. tagger...
$2.00
Sale: $1.10
Save: 45% off


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csm-Haunted Paper Pak (ts)

csm-Haunted Paper Pak (ts)

10 haunting papers for your Halloween, goth, or vampire scrap layouts, and/or tags. These papers are unique with a touch of a soft hue in them. They...
$3.00
Sale: $1.65
Save: 45% off


... more info
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csm-Spookins Templates (lg tagger size)

csm-Spookins Templates (lg tagger size)

These two adorable "Spookins" will rock your Halloween layouts and/or tags!  Both templates were made and saved at 300 dpi, and are...
$3.00
Sale: $1.65
Save: 45% off


... more info
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csm-Witch's Shoes Template (lg tagger size)

csm-Witch's Shoes Template (lg tagger size)

Even a witch loves new shoes! Design your own pair by adding your favorite textures, bevels to the template. This template was made and saved at 300...
$2.00
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Have You seen the newest work by our featured Artist SkyScraps??

Amy Lee

Amy Lee

Amy Lee by SkyScraps psd layered  - zip file Please use exact SATC#

$1.85
Sale: $1.50
Save: 19% off
 
Devilicious

Devilicious

Devilicious by SkyScraps psd layered  - zip file Please use exact SATC#

$1.85
Sale: $1.50
Save: 19% off
 
Karma tagge kits

Karma tagge kits

Karma Tagger kit by skyScraps 63 elements and 8 papers png and jpg format - zip file

$3.00

Freebies from our Featured Store!

Check out a couple of freebies here by our Featured Store Heartbeatz Creationz

Happy Snagging :)

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Check out this coupon by our featured Artist SkyScraps!

spend just $5.00 on any of maries Kits and tubes and get 20% off on checkout!

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Another gift for you today!
This is a Twilight  kit Pillar of Choking Purple
by one of our Sponsors Heartbeatz Creationz
you can get it Here

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you can redeem this coupon for the whole of the issue!
Check out Rene's items here


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Featured Artist - Sky Scraps




Hello! Thank you so much for being our featured artist! Your work is amazing!

First can I ask you to introduce yourself and give us a little idea of what you do?
Well, i'm Marie Aka SkyScraps, i'm french and live in extreme south of France (the French LA lol), i'm a student in webdesign, i've just enrolled to New York Institue of Photography, I love art in all is aspect, painting, digital art, 3D,photography etc... I'm a very busy girl, and love learning new things daily :)
I 'm also SATC's store owner since 1 year and half and even if being a store owner is not a part of joy, i'm really happy to see how SATC is now so popular, and and i'm very grateful to everyone! my designers, my artists and my customers! without them i will gave up since a long time...

What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
I've done tons of jobs... :) waistress, barmaid, dancer, salerepresentative, and worked for the bigger company as La Redoute, and 3 suisses, and now i'm webdesigner/illustrator in freelance and student.

What art do you most identify with?
Digital painting

How do you work? ( silence, music, away in a room etc...)
i work with music most of the time

Does music inspire, who are your favourites?
absolutely yes! by far: Moby

What's your favourite art work you have done and why?
oh i'm very critic about my artwork so i never look at my older work cuz i'm never happy with them, just look my new one: so i will say my new tube: Burlesque lol

How have your designs changed over time
Well it's change each time i create something new as i improve myself each time i do a new piece or a new kit

What couldn't you do without? ( work props, software etc..) 
with Photoshop, i only work with photoshop CS5

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
Being patient

Have you a piece of advice or inspiration for us?
Never give up, what doesn't kill us, make us stronger!

Thank you so much for talking to us Marie it has been an absolute pleasure,



My favs tubes by Me


My Fav kits
PussyCat Doll Candylicious Tagger kit
PussyCat Doll Candylicious Tagger kit


my blinkie
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SATC:

Featured Store - Heartbeatz Creationz


Heartbeatz Creationz 
first a tagger, then designer, then store owner
January 2009 saw the opening of Heartbeatz Creationz - Scraps Online
And over 2 years later we are heading to our 3rd birthday!
The store has gone from strength to strength, even though we may not be as big as some of the other digital scrap stores out there, we still offer a wealth of talent in the fabulous team of designers we have!
the store would not be what it is today without the designers, some of whom have been with us since day 1!
With their awesome designs and creations, we offer a wide range of products for all scrappers alike, be them digital, hybrid or *real life* scrappers, there is something for everyone!
The designers and friends are all based in a forum too, so come along and meet us all and chat, play games, see upcoming products firsthand and collect up some freebies too!
Find us here at The Butterfly Lounge
Every Monday sees many of our talented team offer their goodies for 99c or less in our Manik Monday sales, we like to be sure we can offer bargains to pockets less padded than others :) some even offer freebies for the one day each week too, so be sure to pop by each week and see if anything catches your eye!

The Month of september and October sees our halloween Collab go up in the store, 
and it will be free with purchase!
You won't want to miss out on the fantastic kits in this collection!
be sure to check out the Free Gifts here at Scrappin Nation for some goodies from the designers!

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Featured Designer - Scrappin With Lil Ole Me

Featured Designer ~ Scrappin With Lil Ole Me


Meet our featured Designer  Scrappin with lil ole me
 
Tell us a bit about yourself,
 I am a retired wife and mom, soon to be 65 yrs old...get my medicare...whoohooo!! My hubby, of 44 years, and I moved to South Florida from Michigan in 2008. Both of us just love it here. We are natural born beach bums. We have 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 1 fur baby YorkiePoo named Bo. Other than digi scrapping, my hobbies are reading, swimming, and I use to clog..but my knees gave out..lol.
 
What jobs have you done other than being an digital designer?

 I am a retired nurse, I use to work in our hospital's out patient physical therapy department.
 
How long have you been digital designing and how did you get started?
 I've been digi designing for 5 years now. Here's a funny story on how I got started..lol. I had made my first Halloween scrap kit, and put it on my blog as a freebie...well I had over 900 downloads on it. My hubby saw that and said, "well just think if you would have sold that kit for $1.00"!! So that's how I got started. I've made so many new and dear friends over these past years. Digi designing is my passion and I love it! 


What graphics program do you use
My graphics program of choice is Pain Shop Pro XI and I've used psp since version 6 and that's been ages ago..lol. I have the new version, but it's like the you can't teach an old dog new tricks thing,..I don't like it as well. I also use Photoshop CS3, but only for Actions, brushes and pre-set shapes.  


What is your favourite thing to create i.e. Templates, kits etc and why?
 My very favorite thing to make are papers and overlays. My son is a photographer and I love using his photo's in my papers. And I don't have to worry about copyrights...lol. My second favorite thing to make are templates. Usually if I see something cute that I like, I can make it into a template. I use to hate working with vectors, but now that I know how to manipulate them...I love it!

What inspires your creations
My mother inspires my work. She was an avid crafter and artist. I always envied her work, mainly because I couldn't draw a straight line!! But as I learned in PSP...you don't have to know how to draw!! So now I realize that yes, I do have my mother's genes for art!
How do you work? ( silence, music, away in a room etc...)
 I work in my so called "office" or computer room. I don't like to work to music as it distracts me, and I'll start singing and forget what I'm doing! When your 65, your memory is kaput!

How long does it take you to complete a design
It takes me forever, it seems, to make anything..lol. I'm such a perfectionest, that I'll make it over and over until it's just the way I want it. For a kit, it takes me about a week...because I just keep adding and adding to it..lol.

Now then, where can we go to find your fabulous designs?  
You can find my designs at Heartbeatz Creationz (I think I've been there almost from the beginning with Jay ), and just recently  I joined Inspirations of Scrap Friends. 
A sample of some of what i do :)






Featured Tutorials - Toucan Scraps



Hello my name is Angela Coles.
I live in England with the most wonderful husband in the world and our 3 active children.
We are on a gluten free diet. My eldest daughter and my son have type 1 diabetes, my son also has Aspergers. Digital scrapbooking, hybrid crafting (that's mixing digital and traditional together) and card making have become my number one hobbies.
One day, when I get the space again, I'll dig my oil paints and textiles stuff out of storage.
I enjoy designing for scrapbookers and paper crafters. My design name is Toucan Scraps.
The toucan is in honour of my husband - it's his favourite bird.
I love to teach and host a tutorials blog called Toucan Scraps Tutorials and also teach at Chrisitian Paper Crafts. My designs for digital scrapbooking, paper crafting and anything inbetween are currently exclusively available at Stitchy Bear Stamps although I hope to expand elsewhere later in the year.

Blessings to you
from Angela

Check Out Angela's Featured Tutorials!
Enjoy!


Digital Airbrushing in DSA

Digital Colouring

Hybrid Card

Recolouring a Digital Silhouette in DSA

Digital Scrapbooking Layout

Hybrid Crafting - Pocket Blessings

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