Friday, January 29, 2010

EEE Chat Reminder – January 29

Come and discuss your favourite topics, whatever they are at Erica's Everyday Events (EEE) chat and this set of Watercolour Hearts Journal Strips will be given to those who actively participate in the chat session. But don't worry, if you can't make the chat this will be in the store soon. Psst!! these will also be part of a value collection coming soon

My Designer challenge is really simple to follow, every week I’ll choose one of my kits to feature and if you create a layout using the featured kit and post to Erica’s Everyday Events gallery by midnight on the due date (DSP Time), you’ll get a lovely free bonus just for posting – how easy is that!!

Current Challenge kit is Beautiful Baroque and runs from January 25 to January 31

Where: DSP chat room
When: 8pm (EST) Next Chat Friday January 29
Be sure to check out all the great layouts at Erica's Everyday Events EEE Gallery
You'll find the Current Challenge information in the EEE Forum.

Chat Freebie – Watercolour Journal Strips

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sending Hope to Haiti…

In support of the effort in helping the victims of the earthquake in Haiti the designers at DSP have designed this extra special Value Collection.

Even larger than an Extra Large Value Collection- this is a great value for a great cause! This exclusive and limited time only collection was created as a charity kit to benefit the nation of Haiti following the devastation of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake. All the proceeds from this lovely kit will go to World Vision, a highly respected and and globally recognized charity. When you purchase this, not only will you get 17 backgrounds, 32 beautiful elements, and 1 unique font, you will be donating to a very worthy cause.

Available for 3 weeks only, through Feb. 14, 2010.

Monday, January 25, 2010

EEE Challenge – January Schedule Update

Date: - Nominated Kit:- Posting Bonus:
January 4 to January 10 – Misty Blue Mountains – Misty Blue Mountains 2 Kit
January 11 to January 17 – Meadow Fresh – Meadow Dawn
January 18 to January 24 – Bamboo Garden – Bamboo Garden AOP
January 25 to January 31 – Beautiful Baroque – Beautiful Baroque 2

EEE Challenge – January 25 to January 31

The kit to use for this weeks challenge is Beautiful Baroque

This was a Posting Bonus for the Lucky Dips challenge so some of you make already have this as a freebie.

The challenge runs from Monday January 25 to midnight Sunday January 31.
EEE Gallery
EEE Forum

Posting Bonus preview – Beautiful Baroque 2
**Note** This bonus will also be in the store

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Kit in Store

Bamboo Garden – this weeks EEE Challenge.

Update on Ian…

Thank you all for your well wishes for Ian, just an update on what's happening for him, he's had the CAT scan and it has given the specialist a clearer picture and now Ian is tentatively booked in for the 4th Feb for another angioplasty through the arm this time, apparently his specialist is off hiking around the South Island and won't be back sooner, how dare he take a holiday So fingers crossed that it works this time. Thanks again I really love you guys and your support

Monday, January 18, 2010

EEE Challenge - January Schedule Update

Date: - Nominated Kit: - Posting Bonus:
January 4 to January 10 – Misty Blue Mountains – Misty Blue Mountains 2 Kit
January 11 to January 17 – Meadow Fresh – Meadow Dawn
January 18 to January 24 – Bamboo Garden – Bamboo Garden AOP
January 25 to January 31 – New Kit – New Kit

EEE Challenge – January 18 to January 24

The kit to use for this weeks challenge is Bamboo Garden
The challenge runs from Monday January 18 to midnight Sunday January 24.
EEE Gallery
EEE Forum
Posting Bonus preview – Bamboo Garden Add On Pack

Friday, January 15, 2010

Photos Of Sydney Trip

Some photo’s of Emma’s 21st…will post more of our Sydney trip soon.

EEE Chat Reminder

Where: DSP chat room
When: 8pm (EST) Next Chat Friday January 15

Come and discuss your favourite topics, whatever they are at Erica's Everyday Events (EEE) chat and this Two Dream Quick Click will be given to those who actively participate in the chat session.  But don't worry, if you can't make the chat this will be in the store soon.
My Designer challenge is really simple to follow, every week I’ll choose one of my kits to feature and if you create a layout using the featured kit and post to Erica’s Everyday Events gallery by midnight on the due date (DSP Time), you’ll get a lovely free bonus just for posting – how easy is that!!
Current Challenge kit is Meadow Fresh and runs from January 11 to January 17
Be sure to check out all the great layouts at Erica's Everyday EventsEEE Gallery
You'll find the Current Challenge information in the EEE Forum.

Posting Bonus – Two Dream Quick Click:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I’m Back…

… after a very long day yesterday we’re finally home. The cats were pleased to see us after we picked them up from the cattery and are now re-acquainting themselves with all their old haunts :)

I will get and answer any PM’s and make comments on LO’s at DSP as soon as the servers are back in operation. Meanwhile, I’m back designing full speed. Will talk again soon and hopefully upload photos and/or LO’s of our trip.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Having fun in Sydney…

We are having a fabulous time in Sydney, the weather is in the high 30's which is way too hot for me but I'm glad they had fine weather for the 21st as it had been raining for a few days prior. I will post some photos from the party when I get back to Auckland. We leave for Sydney central today and I'm so looking forward to visiting the Chinese Garden of Friendship and the Rocks and Botanical Gardens (hopefully if Ian is fit enough to walk that far). Talk to you all soon.
Erica

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Away for a few days…

As from Friday I will be away in Sydney at a 21st until next Wednesday (13th), I'm hoping I will have internet access at least for some of the time so will pop in when I can. I will also send out the posting bonus for the current EEE Challenge if I can on Monday, again depending on internet access but if I can't, these will be sent out immediately on my return.

I have updated the challenge schedule and you will see the next challenge starts on 11th and uses the Meadow Fresh kit, both this and the posting bonus (Meadow Dawn) are currently being uploaded to the store so remember not to buy the bonus if you want to get for free!

January EEE Schedule

Here is January Challenge Schedule:
This information is also on my **BLOG** so sign up for regular updates so you don't miss any changes.
Date: - Nominated Kit:- Posting Bonus:
January 4 to January 10 – Misty Blue Mountains – Misty Blue Mountains 2 Kit
January 11 to January 17 – Meadow Fresh – Meadow Dawn
January 18 to January 24 – New Kit – New Kit
January 25 to January 31 – New Kit – New Kit

EEE Challenge – January 11 to January 17

The kit to use for this weeks challenge is Meadow Fresh
The challenge runs from Monday January 11 to midnight Sunday January 17.
EEE Gallery
EEE Forum
Posting Bonus preview – Meadow Dawn
**Note** This bonus will also be in the store

EEE Challenge – January 4 to January 10

The kit to use for this weeks challenge is Misty Blue Mountains
The challenge runs from Monday January 4 to midnight Sunday January 10.
EEE Gallery
EEE Forum
Posting Bonus preview – Misty Blue Mountains 2
**Note** This bonus will also be in the store

Monday, January 4, 2010

Missed ‘em Monday

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Monday Savings on products from January Pasts (Missed 'Em Monday Sale)!


Enjoy 20%-40% off Select Products
Monday, January 4th *Ends Midnight EST
Missed 'Em First time around?
Here's your chance to grab some old but still great DSP products from past years by at great discount prices.
Grab products released in the past.
Discount varies according to the release date of the product.
Each month there will be a Missed 'Em Monday Sale where you can delve into history and grab some great bargains.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

CHALLENGE SCHEDULE - January

Erica’s Everyday Events (EEE) will now go back to 4 challenges a month. Each weekly challenge will start on a Monday and finish the following Sunday. The first challenge of 2010 starts on Monday the 4th January and runs until midnight Sunday the 10th.

Here is January Challenge Schedule:
This information is also on my **BLOG** so sign up for regular updates so you don't miss any changes.

Date: - Nominated Kit: - Posting Bonus:
January 4 to January 10 – Misty Blue Mountains – Misty Blue Mountains 2 Kit

January 11 to January 17 – New Kit – New Kit

January 18 to January 24 – New Kit – New Kit

January 25 to January 31 – New Kit – New Kit

As time constraints can be pretty tight sometimes I may be working on some of the kits that will be used during the month I may not always have a name for a new kit or posting bonus or I have the names but the product hasn't been uploaded to the store yet. I will post missing names and links as soon they hit the store so you can plan your shopping sprees clip_image001 and know which to buy and which you'll get as a freebie. Well that's the plan anyway clip_image002

Posting Bonuses
- You will notice that some of the Posting Bonuses may not be in the store yet so be on the look out for them and remember not to purchase them if you want to do this challenge and get them for free.

Value Collections -I will also be compiling some of my current kits in to Value Collections and if these are already in the store you can use them if one of the items is the nominated kit for a challenge. If the nominated kit is part of a Value Collection you will get a new kit as a posting bonus, which may be part of a Value Collection later.

I may also use some of the past Posting Bonuses, whether EEE or Lucky Dips, this will be a bonus for those of you that have received these for past challenges as you will already have the nominated kit and get a new freebie as well  My reasoning for this is twofold, 1) a small gift from me in the form of a little relief from our tight economy and 2) The posting bonuses don't always get used to the extent that the original nominated kit does and I would really love to see them in your creations

The previous months What Now Kit will always be an EEE nominated kit.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Chat Reminder January 1

Chat reminder Friday January 1 at 8pm DSP/EST time in the chat room.
Chat Freebie - Magical Blue Winter Plopper

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I’m ringing in a few changes to my challenges for 2010.

Erica’s Everyday Events (EEE) will now go back to 4 challenges a month. Each weekly challenge will start on a Monday and finish the following Sunday. The first challenge of 2010 starts on Monday the 4th January and runs until midnight on Sunday the 10th.

Lucky Dips format will change and will only be one challenge lasting the whole month. I am still working through the details and as January is a very busy month for me in my personal life (see below), I will be deferring the start of Lucky Dips until February.

What Now format will stay the same but the same applies for my busy schedule in January and so will also start back in February.

I’m sorry about the deferred challenges but I have a number of personal challenges this January. My DH Ian had to have an angioplasty in late December but unfortunately it didn’t work and now he has to go back into hospital mid to late January for more tests and a CAT scan and hopefully the doctors will be able to apply the stents through his wrists this time. He hasn’t been well for the past year after his minor stroke and finding more obstructions only adds to the stress; he has already had 2 heart by-pass operations over the last few years. I will also be away for a week from the 8th in Sydney attending 21st celebrations and will have limited Internet access, if any. So thank you for your understanding and I hope you can please bear with me, I intend to be back up to full speed by February.

Happy New Year

Being 6.30 in the morning the 1st January 2010 is well and truly here, I didn’t see it in except that I was reading in bed :) and heard all the fireworks and people cheering in the neighbourhood as the clock struck 12.  I hope those of you that have already celebrated in the southern hemisphere had a wonderful time and to those in the northern who will soon catch up with us, hope yours is great.

My warmest wishes to you all for a very happy and prosperous 2010 and new decade.