Friday, January 25, 2008

Mega Bloks Castle

Thanks for asking about the castle unit my DS has...it's a Mega Play Adventure Castle by Mega Bloks. Unfortunately Mega Bloks has discontinued this at this point (I picked up a floor display on clearance 2 years ago, then Grammy got a set from ebay). Since then I have seen them at Value City (a discount/outlet store in the midwest) and now they're cropping up in lots of kids resellers. (I guess the original users from 3-4 years ago are outgrowing them now!) There is also a girlie version - one with the princess castle kind of stuff and one that is a cottage house. I have seen them on craigslist too...

Thursday, January 24, 2008

My "Ad Inspiration" layout

I just wanted to share my layout inspired by the "Ad inspiration Challenge". So if you haven't made yours yet...well you only have another day and a half...the challenge ends tomorrow night at midnight. I'd love to see your work in the Paperthreads Gallery!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Scrapbook Challenge - Ad inspiration

So to help celebrate your day, Customer Appreciation Day, at Paperthreads, I wanted to host a challenge. I've got a link to a video advertisement below...my challenge is to watch the video and create a layout inspired by the ad. LOL! I know...pretty vague...well it's supposed to be. Your creation can be inspired by the colors, the music, the imagery, the theme, well...by anything about it really. The clip is from an advertising campaign by Bruno Aveillan. He's a director, originally trained as a painter, and his advertisements brought the mundane to life in a beautiful story. His spots are usually fairly effects-intensive. So enough already, here's the clip...

Having problems with the embedded ad? You can go to it HERE:

So, the challenge is...
1. Create a layout inspired by this video and post a pic of it in the gallery (Forum Games and Activities>Scrapbook - Ad Inspirations) and then post a link to it in THIS SECTION of the forum.
2. Use any file, from any designer, somewhere in the layout.
3. Please list the name of the file used, the Designer's name, and just a sentence or two about how the ad inspired your creation.
4. Everyone who completes the challenge is a winner! Everyone who posts a layout inspired by the ad will receive a free file from me.

But you better be fleet of foot too...because my challenge starts at 12:01 on January 21 and ends at Midnight Friday the 25th(Eastern Time Zone).

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Thanks to you! (Our customers!)

Jen Adkins Designs

Oh! I can hardly wait! Monday is almost here...It's going to be a fantabulous (I'm sure that's a word, right?) day at Paperthreads. There will be challenges at the forum and on some of the blogs, and EVERY single downloadable file is on SALE in the store! Yup, you heard it right, every single file from every designer is on SALE! But all the great deals are for tomorrow only! (That's 12:01 Eastern Standard Time to Midnight EST for those of you flung around the globe!)

We'd like to say THANKS to you, the customers, who have made the Paperthreads store and forum such a great place to be.

All of my files will be on sale for 33% off...so click on the "Thank you" mouse above or HERE to go to my section in the store and don't forget to make a list of all the files you might want in the future too! (Don't tell my DH, that's how I shop when there's a big sale..."But I might need that size, color, etc...someday!")

Friday, January 18, 2008

New file at Paperthreads

Just wanted to give you a peek at the newest file I uploaded to Paperthreads...it's a really cute heart just perfect for your Valentine's layouts. Use it all together or use the paisleys separately to accent many other pages. Check it out! And don't miss out on the party at Paperthreads on the 21st!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Something's going on at Paperthreads!

Click Me!

Just a little teaser to let you know that there's something going on at Paperthreads on January 21st! So be on the lookout...

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Getting bigger!

Just wanted to share a pic of my DD (who's not so little anymore!) You can see that she just got to where she can (just) reach the light switch standing on her tippy toes. And yes, I know, it's winter, and she's not wearing pants...it's because she strips them off almost as quickly as you can put them on her!

So you were looking for the blog party? Well it's not here...it's at _____'s blog...you know, the one who LOVES to read, especially Janet Evanovich.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

I'm having a New Year's (Blog) Party!

My files!


Welcome to 2008 and to the Paperthreads Blog Party! I'm so glad to have you stop by...So what's your New Year's Resolution? If it's like many of us it's to get organized, simplify, and get caught up! My present to you today can certainly help you get caught up and simplify a task many dread (making and sending Christmas cards! LOL!)

I am offering you my Christmas Snowflake Pop-Out Card Collection at 50% off the regular price! That's right, for today only (this special coupon is good for the next 24 hours...it ends at 1159 pm EST), you can get this beautiful collection of pop-out cards for only $6.50. Get a head start on next year's Christmas cards! You'll be done with them in no time and have the most beautiful ones on the mantel.

Snowflake Pop-Out Cards!

Here's how it works...To use this coupon add the product to your cart...

While you're there don't forget to check out the rest of my files. Then during the checkout, enter the following coupon code, and your total will be adjusted accordingly!

Coupon Code


Enjoy the New Year!