1. Words of Wisdom Wednesday

    July 30, 2014 by Boo

    10527403_753631408015829_8816753667435295481_n Welcome to WOW Wednesday (Words of Wisdom) where the Blossoms and I will share our favourite Quote of the Week and a look at our Pinterest Quote Board (regularly added to) for you to enjoy. We hope the Quotes we find for you will be the Inspiration to your next great layout.

    Follow BooLand Designs’s board Great Quotes on Pinterest.

    BooLand News

    We’ve no OSB this week folks. I’m winding down in preparation for my Summer Vacation but a little heads up for you all. We have a fabulous Special Deal in the works starting Friday 1st August so keep your eyes peeled for further news of that.

    We’ll also be posting on Friday news of our Blog Plans for the future so do check in then for more info on the great things we have planned for your enjoyment on my return from ‘BooLand’.

    If you’re not already subscribed to our Boo’s News FREE weekly Newsletter please do consider subscribing now. Here’s what you can expect from our newly revised Boo’s News happening once I get back from my vacation.

    The Weekly Regular FREE Newsletter – Only available to our NL Subscribers – Goes out on Saturdays (usually)

    • New Collection
    • Weekly Round up Links to Blog News
    • Occasional Tip/Tut Exclusive
    • Occasional Coupons in addition to the New Release Discount
    • NL Exclusive Goodie

    In Addition

    • Quick Shout Out for Special Events News i.e. DOTD, Special Flash Sales or Blog Hops etc – This is sent out ONLY when we have immediate great news to share with you.

    Sign Up HERE

    Here’s a little look at what our Subscribers have got in previous NLs

    Follow BooLand Designs’s board Boo’s News Exclusive Goodies on Pinterest.

    We’ll be posting (if things work right for us lol) through the next couple of weeks while I’m away so there will be plenty of great things going on. If you have questions etc don’t forget you can message Rae Lynn over on the BooLand FB page.

    Meanwhile, have a wonderful WOW Wednesday. Enjoy checking out our Quotes over on Pinterest and remember to check back Friday for an update on whats coming and that fabulous Special Deal we have planned for you.

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

  2. What the Font Tuesday

    July 29, 2014 by Boo

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    Hey Folks,

    How goes it this fine Tuesday? Are you ready for another font-filled fun time? I have for your creative pleasure a new set of 10 delicious FREE for Personal Use Fonts perfect for Titles, Journalling and Word Art so here goes…..

    Just click the images to go to the font

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    Enjoy trying out these cool fonts with your layouts and don’t be shy, share a link to your gallery with us so we can see how gorgeous your word art is.

    Don’t forget Smile is still available at the huge discount price HERE

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    We’ll be back soon with more goodies and fun

    Until then, take care

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

  3. DOTD Christmas Fayre and Freebies

    July 28, 2014 by Boo

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    Hey Folks,

    Just wanted to pop in and let you know we are finishing up with our Christmas In July Festivities with Christmas Fayre being DOTD. You can find it HERE

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    and to add to the fun BooLand is resetting the Christmas Fayre Goodies for a limited time only so if you missed them first time round, you can grab them now. Just click the image for download

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    Over on Facebook and Twitter

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    Enjoy

    We’ll see you all soon with our Special Deal Announcement so until then, take care

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms 

    xx

  4. Pose for Thought

    July 26, 2014 by Boo

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    Since the advent of smart phone cameras we’ve been taking more photos then ever before and even the most geek shy of us are learning how to take great images and upload to such places as Instagram and Facebook etc.

    I love taking pictures and having the convenience of a built in quality camera on my phone makes it so much easier to take those impromptu snapshots we might otherwise miss.

    However, I’m the first to admit I still don’t get to play a part in those photos as I’m usually the one taking the images. That is until I discovered there are apps for creating time delays meaning we’ve got time to set up the shot and get in on the picture. How cool is that?

    So now you can easily ‘Pause’ to “Pose’ for Thought (did ya like that little play on words hehe) and snap away to your hearts content. Just be sure to forward your creations to your FB account or Instagram so the world can see what an amazingly talented photographer you’ve become.

    Wanna know how to load and set that app? Here’s a quick tutorial for you.

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    Now that you’ve got that app and have figured out how to get into all those snapshots with your fav peeps you’ll need a kit worthy of showing off your new pics and I have just the one for you.

    Available now at the Studio and on special NR discount I’m thrilled to share my latest creation with you. Check it out HERE

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    Studio News

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    There is still time to join in our Christmas in July 2014! forum challenges.  We’d love to have you.  We’d love to help you get ready for Christmas while things are quiet (are they every truly quiet?).

    Latest Blog Post:Smile by BooLand Designs

    Store Sale: Christmas in July SALE

    Hot Topics in our Forum: Have you noticed a new designer in the store?

    New Products: Personal Use and Commercial Use

    Pinterest:  CT Inspiration

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    Sales: 50% Off Christmas in July40% Off Ooh La La!Goodies

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    and Exclusive at the Studio

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    I will be away for the next couple of weeks visiting BooLand (yes, it’s a REAL place) but I plan on popping in to see how you’re all doing and send you some goodie links I find around the web. Meanwhile Rae will be keeping things running smoothly for you all and we have a surprise sale set for you. Can’t say more then that right now but I think you’ll like it ;)

    * While I’m away you can contact Rae via our Facebook Fan Page*

    Coming Soon

    Blog ‘Comment to Win’ Prizes

    New Regular Feature

    When I get back we’ll be getting the Blog ready for more fun and regular posts where you’ll have the chance to win great prizes just for leaving your comments so please do comment. We love to read them. We’ll tell you more about this new feature soon so please check back often for updates.

    See ya soon folks

    Take care and have a fab Summer Blast.

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

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  5. Are you a Collector?

    July 24, 2014 by Boo

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    Yes. It’s true. There are people out there who would use the horrible ‘H’ word when describing us ‘Collectors’. You know the one I mean don’t you? Hoarder. There, I’ve said it and now I’m going to have to wash my mouth with soap for at least ten minutes.

    Ok, ok. I know you and I are not nearly as bad as our sweet princess above but I’m willing to bet my next ‘Collection’ that we do enjoy ‘collecting’ things we love. Am I right?

    I can remember, just barely as it was a very long time ago, when I was a child, my Mothers collections of Teaspoons, Bone China Miniature Cups and other such things. My dad would build little shelves for her to display them on and every Mothers day my dad would take us four little girls into town to buy Mother another little item for her ever increasing collection.

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    My dads collection was a little easier to store, well. until he got really serious and then his Stamp Collection grew into mountains of Stamp Albums.

    I don’t know if its something in the genes or just learned behaviour because I carried on the family tradition of collecting, first with crystal things, then with fairies. Later I collected books, post cards of Sunsets and Sunrises and gem stones but my all time favourite item to collect was Tea from old tea caddies to dainty tea cups and saucers. Well, I say I collected them, lets just say I dreamed of collecting them but with storage at a premium in our little house, such things where confined to a box in the attic never to see the light of day.

    I think Tea was my favourite because of the wonderful memories Tea evoked in me. Tea was a luxury for us as children with a daily allowance of one very petite cup at breakfast. The rest of the time my Mother would say ‘You can drink all the Corporation Pop you want, it’s free’ (yes, water was indeed free in those days).

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    It was a different story at my Grandmothers house though. Some of my most treasured memories are of us sitting in the beautiful back garden sipping delicious tea from huge china cups that we would cradle in our little hands as though the very cup itself was a great treasure. Hot buttered crumpets and home baked Victoria Sponge Cake was plentiful and, it seemed to me looking back, the sun was always shining. Back then, I remember thinking my very glamorous Grandmother and Granddad must have been gazillionaires because they had afternoon tea, took world cruises where they ate dinner with the Captain and they had the best Tea Set Collection I’d ever seen.

    Of course, they weren’t gazillionaires. Not even close to well off. They just believed in working to live and enjoyed the fruits of their labour and loved creating happy memories with us, their grandchildren.

    But boy oh boy, did it ever add fuel to that burning desire in me to have the finest Tea Collection in the land LOL.

    Trouble was, not only could I not afford such indulgences. I actually had absolutely nowhere to display them so what was the point?

    That was until PINTEREST came along. O.M.G………….. Heaven in a virtual box ladies. I kid you not.

    If you, like me, are close to breaking point because you simply HAVE to collect. You NEED that precious little dinky toy, retro radio, kitchen appliance, cherished teddy or even pretty little tea cup but you know you can’t afford it or don’t have the room, fear not. I’m here to show you how you can now have it all, in glorious technicolor and all for FREE. Yes folks, totally, absolutely FREE

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    I was able to find the very Tea Set my Grandmother had thanks to Pinterest

    If you don’t already have a Pinterest account, be sure to go sign up for one. The best thing about Pinterest is you don’t have to share your finds with the world. You can keep your boards totally SECRET so you can collect anything you like in the privacy of your own Pin Board and enjoy it till the cows come home.

    You might wonder what all this has to do with Scrapbooking and Memory Keeping but I promise you, Pinterest is a fantastic way to preserve family memories, create stunning photo boards and keep all your own layouts not to mention the huge array of inspiration there is out there. You only have to see my boards to see that.

    Wanna see my Tea Collection? Go on, you know you do…… ;)

    Follow BooLand Designs’s board All things TEA on Pinterest.

    Watch out for my Next Pinterest Collection. Think Chocolate and Lilyput Lane ;)

    If you want to see the whole shabang just pop on over to my Tea Pinterest Board and check it out and now that you can see how easy it would be for you to have your very own Hoard…. er…. sorry….. Collection why not set up your board now and start pinning. A word of warning though. It is SUPER addictive so watch your time lol

    Tell us what you would collect on your

    Pinterest Board for a chance to win.

    I’d love to know what collections you guys would start. Leave your comments for collection ideas and our Blossoms may RAK you one of our own BooLand Collections.

    *Edited* We’ve just added a cool new Page to our Blog where we Feature our favourite Pin Boards. Check it out here and be sure to send us your links to your own Boards so we can Feature YOU. BTW, it doesn’t need to be about Scrapping. It can be anything you love to collect.

    Some of my BooLand Boards

    Booland Collections    BooLand OSB and OPW   

    BooLand Commercial   BooLand PhotoBooks

    Boo’s 2014 Layouts   Blossoms Masterpieces

    and lots more

    Hope you enjoyed this post and take time to discover a world of fun collecting to your hearts desire, and all without the cost and storage usually involved with this sort of pass-time.

    Until next time

    Take care

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

  6. DOTD Signature Papers and New OSB

    July 23, 2014 by Boo

    e1Looks like someone is having a ball over in Portugal!

    So last night at some crazy hour Elly FB messaged me with these lovely images of yet another Street Festival she attended with her Grandparents in Portugal. I have a feeling she’d have been awake all night after that little lot LOL

    e2And while Elly is busy having fun Jay is busy winding down his school year today ready to start the summer holidays and I am running around trying to get a million and one jobs done before we had off on our own summer adventure.

    So how’s your summer time shaping up?

    Here are my latest goodies for you

    DOTD at the Studio

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     New OSB 20

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    Did you miss yesterdays Blog Post?

    Check it out here and have fun collecting so great new fonts for your stash

    And why not check out our Pages for some great info, news, and good finds. You’ll find the Pages in the side bar of the Blog.

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    Thanks for stopping by. We’ll be back soon with another great Collection

    Until then, take care and enjoy your Summer

    p.s. Last day for the Spring BMS Sale. It ends TODAY

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    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

  7. What the Font Tuesday

    July 22, 2014 by Boo

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    Hey Folks,

    How are you all today? If you’re anything like me you’ll enjoy a little down time from the daily grind. One of my favourite things to do is to find my favourite quotes and try out my latest Font finds so today I thought I’d share my latest top ten font finds with you.

    Have fun collecting them and playing with your quotes, titles and journaling ready for your next layout. These are FREE for Personal Use

    Click on the font to go to the font site for download

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    nitya

    bonnie

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    Blossom Inspiration

    As Promised, here are our fabulous Blossoms Layouts using Someday Soon.

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    and from me

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    Don’t forget to grab you Someday Soon Goodies HERE

    Someday Soon is still available

    on Discount HERE

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    Last few hours for your Spring BMS Sale HERE

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    Thats all for today folks. Hope you all enjoy the fonts today. If so, please leave a comment for us and we’ll do it again.

    We’ll be back tomorrow with a brand new gorgeous OSB for you

    Until then, take care and have fun

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

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  8. What’s on your Summer ‘To Do’ List?

    July 19, 2014 by Boo

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    1. Get out walking more. (I need to explore this new place we now call home).

    2. Have a staycation in the UK (While Elly soaks up the sun in Portugal I am leaning towards our tried and tested Wales option as my holiday destination of choice this year).

    3. Get our back garden ready for some outdoor entertaining (It’s Jays 50th year and we plan on a party at home to celebrate. I’ll be checking my pinterest boards for some party inspiration).

    4. Get our ‘Den’ Fit Friendly and organised. (It’s a great space for setting up a mini home gym and chill pad).

    5. Embrace meditation (I love the look of this app).

    6. Loose some weight. (I’ve gained far too much sitting at my desk. It’s time to get up and dance some lb’s off. Have you seen what Veronica Spriggs did???).

    7. Find the perfect outfit for Jay’s party, get it one dress size smaller and aim to get in it by the party.

    8. Figure out a summer tradition (along the lines of this post)now that my Southport Flower Show days are all but over.

    9. Make a pinterest board with all of my favourite Chefs recipes  (I started this one already here).

    10. Keep up with my New Year Goal of at least 1 layout per new kit. (you can see my work so far here).

    Phew, thats a lot to keep up with but I think totally doable. How about you guys? Do you have your Summer ‘To-Do’ List all ready to go? Let me know what you’re doing in the comments and If I totally love your suggestion, I might just RAK you my latest Page Kit. Hows that for some incentive ladies ;)

    Talking of new kits. Here’s my latest addition to store for you. Hope you like.

    Someday Soon

    Available HERE

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    ‘Songs for me are like a message in a bottle. You send them out to the world, and maybe the person who you feel that way about will hear about it someday.’

    ― Taylor Swift

    You’ll find everything and more for all your scrapping projects in Someday Soon and, as always, I’ve added lots of little extras for you.

    The Complete Works Contains

    1 Element Pack -134 Unique Elements – Not all shown in preview

    1 Paper Pack -  20 12″x12″ papers

    1 Pack of 10 Journal Cards

    1 Alpha Sets Pack – Contains 3 Complete Alphas including Upper& Lower Case, Numbers and some  extras

    1 Pack of 10 Shabby Solids Papers

    1 Pack of 5 Clusters

    1 Pack of 4 Stacked Pages 12”x12”

    1 Pack of 4 Quick Pages 12”x12”

    1 Pack of 4 Page Borders

    1 Pack of 10 finished Tags

    1 Pack of 5 Photo Clusters

    1 Pack 10 Frames

    1 Pack 17 Swirls

    1 Pack6 Rosettes

    1 Pack of 10 Pattern Papers

    1 Pack 10 Torn Paper Pieces

    1 Pack of 12 12”x12” Signature Papers

    1 Pack of 5 Worn Papers

    Don’t forget

    My Spring Store Sale ends in hours

    Check it out HERE

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    Studio News

    We’re celebrating Christmas in July! It’s time to take a break from the hot or cold weather and spend a few minutes thinking about preparing yourself for the holiday season! Check out our challenges, shop our 30% off storewide sale (this weekend only) or pick up any of our amazing Christmas kits for 50% off! 

    Latest Blog Post: The Marquee Tools in Photoshop, Part 1
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    Goodies

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    We’ll be back with some Blossom Inspiration and more fun and goodies next week. Until then, have a super weekend and take good care

    Don’t forget to leave your Summer List ideas in the comments for a chance to win my latest Page Kit

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

    P.S. I didn’t get chance to post last weeks goodies so I’ll post them through next week. Keep an eye open for them coming through. ;)

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  9. How do you say Yorkshire in French?

    July 5, 2014 by Boo

    Tour  de Yorkshire of course hehe

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    Honestly folks, we’ve been so spoiled with all this amazing sport at the moment. What with the World Cup, Wimbledon and now the Tour de France kicking off on Yorkshire soil it’s almost more than a girl can handle. I mean…., what am I supposed to do while him indoors watches all this sport???

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    Did someone say SCRAP???? What a GREAT idea!

    Kicking off with the final in my BMS Sales

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    Gaining a Yellow Jersey with my OSB 17

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    and taking home the Wimbledon Trophy

    with this ACE of a Collection

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    Now that’s how we girls deal with Sport…. right Ladies ;)

    Of course, I can’t pretend I don’t love a little sport, you guys know I do but I’m not kidding when I say Diamond League Athletics has just finished and now its the WC final. Honestly, please do NOT say you guys don’t watch much sport lol….. and yes Jay, this is aimed at you dearest :)

    Grab some Goodies HERE

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    Please feel free to leave a comment for us. Happy comments encourage us to continue providing lots of cool goodies ;)

    We’ll be back with some more gorgeous goodies and Blossom Inspiration through the week.

    Until then, take care and for all our USA friends

    Happy 4th July Weekend

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    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

  10. Tea Zones and Flash Sales

    June 28, 2014 by Boo

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    It’s been hard and yes, there have been tears, tantrums and serious diva moments but it had to be done. There was no getting away from the fact that my tea addiction was getting the better of me. I have had to face up to the harsh truth that drinking so many cup’s a day was really having a detrimental effect on my overall health so I’ve made the very difficult and, if I do say so myself, brave decision to cut back to just 1 cup a day. Wish me luck folks. The journey is proving harder then I expected, if only because the cup is so darned heavy to lift……. ;)

    Do you have an addiction like this? Let us know how you cope in the comments below. We’d love to hear your stories. You can see how far my addiction goes HERE

    Caption Contest Winner

    is Abby with this comment

    “… you think YOU have problems! I have an ice cream headache like you wouldn’t believe – right HERE over my eyebrow!!!

    Comment by Abby — June 14, 2014 @ 8:27 pm

    Congratulations Abby. We loved your funny caption. Please email me at booboo6204 at hotmail dot co dot uk and let us know which OSB you would like.

    Many thanks to everyone who took part. We loved each and every caption and yes, they really did have us rolling on the floor with laughter. You guys ROCK.

    New Collection

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    Now available in my Studio Store HERE

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    Don’t forget to grab your Studio Goodie from the Store HERE

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    Some Blossom Inspiration

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    $1 Flash Sales

    Another round of FLASH SALES is here. We decided to give everyone worldwide a chance at each fabulous deal, so this time each Flash Sale will be run for 12 hours. Shop both theStudio PERSONAL USE and COMMERCIAL USE  stores for the best savings for you!

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    This awesome Studio Collab is FREE via our Studio Store.

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    Here’s what Toiny has to say about it.

    “This gorgeous kit was a true labor of love. A call to arms for some of my Designers to create a special, wonderful, amazing freebie to thank all our loyal customers, scrappers & friends as we  moved to a faster server and upgraded our store.

    This kit is now free in our store for anyone & everyone who missed getting a piece in our newsletters. You can always sign-up HERE if you aren’t getting my fabulous missives filled with goodies, babbles & always, always a freebie.”

    A big thank you to:

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    Your Goodies for this week

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    Thats all from us this week folks. We’ll be back next week with more new goodies for you. Until then stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

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