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Wow.. this year is flying by and only 6 more weeks until the new year!!!... can you believe it? December is coming up quickly and with it the hustle and bustle of celebrating the Holidays.. and I can't wait!  It's a time for family, friends and celebrating life!  I am really excited about what we have in store for December.. I always love our project kits.. but I think my favorites projects are when we do Christmas themed ornament kits! I love handmade ornaments and this year our project kit includes product to create 3 of them! You are going to love what we have in store for our main kit and our mini kit as well! Lots of brand new goodies from some newly released product lines.. from a lot of my favorite manufacturers.. I can't wait for you to see the full reveal on the 1st!

In this newsletter you will be able to see sneak peeks of what's in store for December as well as some wonderful inspiration from our Scarlet Lime Customers! Plus a worthy cause... for the Holiday season.... a food drive that will help benefit everyone across the world.. put together by a fellow kit club owner.. lots of fun prizes and goodies to be given away.. and your chance to give back as well.. Plus a giveaway of our own! So read on for all the fun details!

I wanted to leave you with some of my favorite photos from South Africa.. what an AMAZING experience it was.. I can't even begin to explain it. To be able to share it with not only my husband.. but one of my closest friends, Melody Ross (and her husband).. was truly a spiritual experience. The ScrapPink event was a huge success and a lot of money was raised for Breast Cancer in South Africa. I met a lot of wonderful people at that event and had fun teaching some new techniques there as well. It was fun for me to get to know so many of those wonderful people!  We also had the pleasure of staying with Retha and Zander while we were in South Africa. Retha owns a scrapbooking store in South Africa as well as has her own TV show.. sponsored by Cannon, that is all about telling your story. She took care of the four of us while we were in South Africa and we had such a wonderful time getting to know them and their family. They took us up north to Kruger Park where we got to go on a Safari and see some of the most wonderful sights I have ever encountered! We not only saw the BIG 5 (as they say it- Rhino, Lion, Elephant, Leopard, and Buffalo) but also got to see a cheetah and wild dogs which I guess are extremely rare!  Plus my favorites, which were the Giraffes and the Zebra's... All by 1:00 pm!  I was able to capture most of our trip on film and video.. and even looking back now at the pictures I took.. I get all teareyed thinking of the experience we had! I was amazed at how green and lush our surrounding where. So beautiful with the rolling hills and mountains of green grass, and trees.. so different than what I expected of South Africa.  We also spent our last day in South Africa, visiting a "baby" house.. an orphanage in South Africa. They had 13 babies, and we got to spend an afternoon with them, holding them and playing with them. Our husbands came along too.. what a wonderful experience that was. We ended our trip with a private crop and class at Retha's store the night before we left.. which was just the perfect ending to our trip.. It was fun to get to know some of the girls there a little bit better. I have to say, this trip was truly one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I already miss it.. though I can't seem to get rid of this jet lag! LOL.. but looking back at these photos.. makes it all worth it! 

Thanks for letting me share just a little bit with you! .


Have a wonderful week!








Making A Difference Food Drive

I love it when the International Scrapbook Community comes together to "make a difference" for the communities we live in. This year Tricia at Cocoa Daisy (a fellow kit club owner), came up with a great idea on how scrapbookers can do our part during this Holiday Season. She is holding an internet food drive to help your local charities charities gather food for the holidays and asked me if I would help! She is asking scrapbookers to do their part to help their local food banks by bringing in whatever they can spare, and in turn, to help drive this charitable giving, will hold a fabulous  drawing full of amazing prizes!!  If you would like to get involved, here's what you need to do:

  • Gather up your donation and go to wherever you are donating it a drop box at a school, a food bank, your church, etc.

  • Then, take a photo of you and your donation.

  • Upload it to the Cocoa Daisy Gallery and include a caption with your email and the number of items you donated.

  • For every 5 items you donate, your name will be entered into the drawing.

  • If you would rather not or are unable to physically bring food to a shelter you can make donations through our store, in $5 increments, and those donations will be distributed to food banks around the country.  For every $5 donated, your name will be entered into the drawing once.

  • On December 20th we will close the food drive and draw winners for all the super prizes from our very generous sponsors.

Tricia came to me and asked if I would help spread the word about this and we have also come on as a sponsor of some of the fabulous prizes she is giving away! They also have prizes from Karen Russell, Tinkering Ink, American Crafts, Collage Press, 7Gypsies, Chatterbox, Paper and Cup Designs, Luxe Designs, Creative Imaginations, Clear Scraps, Glitz, Me and My Big Ideas, Lisa Pace, Teresa Collins Designs, Petersen-Arne, CD Muckosky, Maya Road, Pink Paislee, Simple Scrapbooks, Sassafras Lass, Hambly, Christine Drumheller, Daisy Divas and Cocoa Daisy!

To find out more, you can also check out the Cocoa Daisy Blog.. remember.. to upload your picture to the Cocoa Daisy Gallery (not the Scarlet Lime Gallery) to be entered to win!










Leslie, one of our Scarlet Lime customers, sent me this layout she did using our September Anniversary kit! What an awesome picture of her family and the way she layered the papers and embellishments just make the picture pop! Thanks for sharing it girl! You can check out her blog at www.leslieashe.blogspot.com























I just had to share some of the photos that Angela Lauchengco sent me of her Birthday bash in late September! She lives in the Philippines and decided to throw a Crop Party for her birthday! She invited 15 of her closes friends and purchased kits for each gal, and they all enjoyed scrapbooking for the entire night! What a great idea for a birthday! Thanks for sharing girl!













Wow.. December is here and that means 2008 is almost over! Yikes! I still can't believe it! Well we decided to celebrate BIG with one of my favorite kits ever! I love the combination of turquoise, red and black.. and when I saw the new lines from Chatterbox, SEI, Making Memories and Jenni Bowlin, I just new I wanted to do it for December! This kit is FULL of brand new stuff.. just barley shipping now... AND embellishments you are going to LOVE! Plus the stamp.. can I just say.. this is by far my most favorite stamp ever?  My SIL, Jayla designed this stamp.. and when she sent it to me, I about died! I couldn't wait to get it made, so I could play with it!  It compliments the kit so perfectly! This kit has lots of unique goodies and includes brand new products from a lot of companies..

If you are interested in becoming a subscriber... we have a few open spots left.. e-mail me at christytomlinson@gmail.com for more info on how to get signed up!  We will also have one time purchases available on the 1st of December.. so watch for that!

Our project kit for December is totally centered around Christmas! This kit is FULL of embellishments that will make  your heart go pitter patter! This kit can either be used to document all of your wonderful holiday photos.. but it also includes instructions and products to create 3 adorable ornaments that can be used for your tree, or as gifts!!  This kit is full of so many this and that items.. vintage holiday finds that you wont see anywhere else!  And the simple "we still believe" stamp.. is perfect for card giving as well! Brand new products from a lot of my favorite manufacturers including Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras Lass, Making Memories, Karen Russell Narratives, Pink Paislee, and MORE! .. make this project kit one of my favorite projects EVER! 




Since our Main kit isn't themed around the holidays.. and our Project kit is themed more towards Christmas, I thought it would be fun to center our mini kit around Winter and snowflake fun! This kit includes brand new papers from the Sassafras Lass line, My Minds Eye, We are Memory Keepers, Creative Imaginations and more! Plus fun embellishments to help document those winter wonderlands! I also LOVE the stamp Jayla did for this kit.. so fun and versatile for a lot of things! (including cards!)







For our giveaway this week, I am going to be giving away a new 3 Month subscription to Scarlet Lime! Plus 2 Goodie bags with some of my favorite holiday products from Making Memories, Teresa Collins, and more!

 All you have to do is post on today's blog post to get entered to win and we will announce the winners on our blog next Monday, the 24th..

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