Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Closing of Scrap Orchard

It’s the end of an era. After providing a phenomenal place for scrappers to hang out and purchase quality (and might I add, reasonably priced) supplies for seven years, Scrap Orchard is closing its doors on Thursday, Dec 31 at 11pm Eastern time.

Over the years SO was at the forefront of “premiere” scrapbook shopping. I was an big fan of the store and more so the owners. I was horribly intimidated to start selling at this fantastic store that I had lurked in the forums for years. Kami had asked to join the team years ago, but I declined, so intimated by the talent already at SO.

I enjoyed shopping the huge sales in the Farmer’s Market, never sticking to my resolution to just spend a couple bucks. (But didn’t we all?) And then there were the fantastic events like Scrapper Bowl, Iron Scrapper (my personal fav) and Game On. And there were even live events like DigiScrapapalooza. I, unfortunately, didn’t have the nerve to attend these. But I sure wanted to.

Earlier this year I decided I was pulling myself too many ways. I pulled back from trying to design everything and narrowed my focus back to just hybrid products. I contacted Kami and she welcomed me with open arms. It was fantastic to be in that talent pool. And those enormously talented ladies were welcoming also.

I even got to meet a few of them last September. It was fantastic. If you want to talk about super nice people, it would have to include these people!!

It makes me so sad to say Scrap Orchard is closing. It makes me mad at myself that I didn’t ask Kami to join this group of wonderful individuals sooner. (No, really, these ladies are that fantastic, they are everything I wish I could be when I grow up, someday.)

I could go on and on about these ladies and this store but I won’t.  I’ve said more here than I’ve ever said here before that wasn’t related to a product. :)

On that note, I want to tell you all I will be opening a guest shop at The Digital Press starting January 2016. Will it be my shop’s permanent home? I don’t know, we’ll see how it goes. I did also want to mention I’m going to make some changes to how my products are sold. I’m pretty sure I can sell the cutting files alone, rather than with the templates, especially helpful for paper scrappers. And I have new products I can’t wait for you all to see.

I hope you will come over and check it all out starting Friday.
That’s all I have for now. I need to get back to work repackaging and packing up new products.

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Thank you all so much for your support! Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

12 Days of Winter Freebies

Scrap Orchard’s Twelve Days of Christmas are upon us again. I hope you’ve been checking out everyone’s freebies and specials this month.
Today it’s all about the hybrid! WendyBird Designs and I are the featured designers today.

I’ve made up lots of freebies for you all. Each includes a version in all three pocket scrap sizes: 3x4”, 4x6” and InstaLife journal card. Which also makes them great for card making and paper crafts.
You’ll find the freebie below, but first let me show you what and where to get the rest of the goodies.

TODAY (Dec 14th) IS THE ONLY DAY YOU CAN GET THESE AS FREEBIES. ( I can’t stress this enough.)
Later this month these will be in my store.

You can find this one on my Facebook page
And speaking of Facebook, I’ve created a Facebook Group as a place to find exclusive freebies, early access to new releases in the store and coupons!! I will post my first freebie on Dec 16, to give everyone time to get into the group, you know how that “fun” approval process works.
This one is in the Scrap Orchard Forum.  

WendyBird Designs is my 12 Days partner make sure you check out her sale and freebies too!!

Here’s a sneak peek of all the goodies you can get from Wendy, today only.

And finally, here is the freebie, as promised available only from my blog.
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Thank you for stopping by and Happy Hybriding to all!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Farmer’s Market = $1 sale at SO

Have you been to the Farmer’s Market sale at Scrap Orchard yet?

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Everything is $1, each!!

I’ve loaded up my store, there are new products and older things in there too!


Please stop by and see it all before it ends Midnight eastern time on Monday, Nov 30.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Release – Mini Book Box

Hello All!! I have a new release coming out today that I’m super excited about.

I created this Mini Book Box for the DSD FWP Add on “I Like Big Books” Collab. Now that DSD is over it’s available as a stand alone purchase. (Although the whole kit was super cute!)

I especially love this one because it’s the perfect size for a gift card and maybe a couple sweets.

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I made these with scrapbook cardstock papers.
Left: Constellation by Studio Calico
Right: Disney’s Frozen page kit by ek success

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And this one with a kit from Nit Wit Collections, “Festive Floral”.


Download includes layered files in PSD and TIFF. Additional PNG and PDF formats included too. Can be cut directly onto cardstock (by hand) or with a cutting machine. Cutting files in SVG and DXF format for use with digital cutting machines.

This template was previously available as part of "I Like Big Books" Collab Add-on FWP from Scrap Orchard during DSD 2015. Please check your stash before purchasing.

And as always for the first week, this is available at 20% off!!

Before I forget the Hybrid Challenge is happening right now at Scrap Orchard. You can pick up this template, for free, and join us!


Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Hybriding!!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Halloween New Releases

I love this time of year! The decorations and scrap supplies are so fun, and here are a few things you’ll hopefully add to that list.

First up, some more in my Pocket Cuts line.SPC_PCH-3x4-copy

HoneyBee Tonya made a fantastic card with them.tanya pch3And Honey Bee Cindi included them in her digital layout.
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And there is also an Insta Life version.SPC_PCH_insta

And Tonya knocked it out of the park with more projects.
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And finally my favorite… the Witch’s Hat.
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And now’s the time to be honest. You won’t find these in this week’s Fresh Fruit, because I forgot to advertise them, but I have marked them down to Fresh Fruit prices. So you can get these all for –20% for the next week.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Release Thursday!!

Hello Everyone!! Just a quick note to let you know that I have
“new” releases going in my shop today.


These super fun photobooth props are essential for get togethers.

Here are a few I made up for use at a friend’s wedding reception.sample
(previously part of the Red Nose Charity Collab, please check your files before purchasing.)

Also I’m re-releasing my Monster puppet. This was available as a hybrid challenge in the SO forum not to long ago and if you missed it here’s your chance.


Here’s what my CT ladies and the SO Hybrid Bees did with it:


I knew he was a cutie, but I was absolutely thrilled when I saw that the CT ladies included their kiddos in the process!!


Don’t forget Fresh Fruit is always 20% off the first week!!

Oh almost forgot, next week’s release will get your Halloween hybrids off to witching good start!! ;)

Thank you so much and Happy Hybriding everyone!!

Friday, June 26, 2015

New Releases and FWP Offers abound!!

Hello Everyone!! I hope your summer is treating you well.  School hasn’t been out long and Mother Nature has decided to smile on Minnesota so all is right in the world here.

Speaking of great things, did you see that the rules and information has been posted for Scrap Orchard’s Iron Scrapper?!?!

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I can’t wait till y’all see what the designers have created for this super fun event and the prizes, oh my goodness, you won’t believe it!!

Speaking of creations, I’ve refreshed some previous releases and rearranged them and created some new things to fit with them and as an added bonus you can get these all with an extra goodie at check out!!

Here we go….

SPC_CFOMSWhen you purchase Card Fronts: Oh My Stars you’ll get Pocket Cuts: Oh My Stars FREE!! No coupon needed it magically goes in your cart. The Instalife size are great for square card fronts too!
Is 3x4 your preferred format? I’ve got those too!SPC_PCSS_3x4 When you purchase Pocket Cuts: Stars and Stripes 3x4 you’ll get Pocket Cuts: Oh My Stars 3x4 FREE!!
How about 4x6? Here they are.SPC_PCSS_4x6
And finally when you purchase Pocket Cuts: Stars and Stripes 4x6 you’ll get Pocket Cuts: Oh My Stars 4x6 FREE!!

The Free With Purchase (FWP) is available this week only! Promotion ends July 2, 2015. 

Oh, did I mention that everything is 20%!!!!

Here are few things I’ve created with these cutting files.


Can’t wait to see what you make! Thanks for stopping by, till next time, Happy Hybriding!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

CT Call

Hello everyone! It’s time, I can’t put it off any longer…. I’m having a Creative Team Call!!!


Who am I looking for:
Scrappers of ALL kinds!!!
- paper
- digital
- pocket
- art journaler
- planner
- hybrid
- YOU!!

What I need you to do:
- to use my products in your everyday layouts, pages, art journals, pockets,  cards or wherever.
- test out new products no one else has!
- work with new releases, 2-3 per month.
- post your layouts/project photos
    - in your favorite gallery(s),
    - the scrap orchard gallery
    - on social media, such as instagram, fb groups, my fb page.

What you get:
- access to my store at Scrap Orchard
- your memory keeping done your way

What I get:
- photos of your projects or digital layouts (saved for web) to promote my products.

How to apply:
send me an email to: sandypiecreations at 
CT call - in the subject with this info,
- your name
- best gallery
- current teams
- preferred scrap style
- a little about you, what should I know about you?

A few notes:
- I'm looking for scrappers, all kinds of scrappers!!!
- To work with new releases, 2-3 per month. New releases normally will be posted with about a week’s notice to prepare and photograph your layout/project. 
- Preference given to peeps that know how to use their digital cutting machine.  Projects will be supplied with cut files in SVG, DXF and PNG formats.
- Digi scrappers that can work my products (ie: pocket scrap cards) into their layouts are very welcome to apply.
- Never been on a creative team like this before? That’s ok!! I’ve never managed a creative team either so we’ll work together! ;)

- Not a Scrap Orchard customer? Hmmm, well, as much as I’d like you be one, I can understand, sorta. To post in the SO gallery digital products must contain 75% SO products, my templates only count as 25%. I only do hybrid templates, I do no create digital papers/kits.  But that said, I still need to get the word out on my products, so I will absolutely consider applications from outside the SO Community.

Need to double check my style fits yours? Here’s my store link.

Send those emails in now, call ends June 25, 2015. I will notify all applicants by July 1, with my decisions.

Thank you all so much and I can’t wait to get to read your emails!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

iNSD 2015 Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!!
Welcome to my first blog hop as an Orchard Girl!!SO-Announcement
I know I’m probably new to a lot of you, thank you for stopping by!! I hope you’ll consider signing up for my newsletter.

The freebie is at the end of this post, please give me a moment to remind you of all the super fun stuff going on in the Scrap Orchard forum for iNSD.  
Time for Farmer’s Market!!!  Here’s little peek of what I have in the store for just $1, this weekend only!!
The Farmer’s Market runs April 30 – May 3rd, 2015.
That’s for looking….. here’s the freebie, as promised! Remember the downloads are only available through May 3rd, 2015.
Below it is the list of participating designers, just in case you get lost.
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1. WendyBird Designs
2. Laura Banasiak Digital Designs

3. Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
4. Hat of Bunny
5. SandyPie Creations >>>you are here!!<<<
6. Etc by Danyale
7. Chelle's Creations
8. Kristin Aagard Designs
9. Down This Road Designs
10. La Belle Vie Designs
11. Createwings Designs
12. Red Ivy Design

Thank you for stopping by!! Have a great iNSD weekend!!

Store Closing Sale at GingerScraps

Hey Everyone!! I wanted to give y’all one last chance to pick up if there was anything you wanted to pick up from my store at GingerScraps.

Retiring products are 60% off!!


I have a lot to be thankful for. Being a part of GingerScraps is one of them. I've had a place to work, fine tune what I really love to do, and meet some wonderful people.

Part of that change is moving away from GingerScraps to somewhere new. And during that move the kits and most of the Buffet pieces I've made are not coming with. So I'm retiring them at fantastic savings just for you all!!

The sale ends when my store closes on April 30th.

Thank you to everyone that came out to GingerScraps to support me. I will be back soon with a new store announcement and iNSD information.