1. Tip Tuesday – Did you know?

    September 2, 2014 by Boo

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    You can make your own Modelling/Texture Paste at a fraction of the cost of shop bought products?

    Hey folks,

    If, like me, you are loving this (not so) new craze of Art Journalling and Crafting you’ll know it can get pretty expensive. I found an awesome recipe for making your own at a fraction of the cost.

    Homemade Modeling/Texture Paste

    One of my ‘Goals’ this year is to try and have a go at doing some real world art journalling and since I’m on a pretty tight budget this will be a real blessing.  You can find some other homemade craft recipes on my Art Journal Pinterest Board.

    Meanwhile, check out just one of the gorgeous Mixed Media Canvases using the texture paste. I just love it. How about you?

    That’s all for today folks. Hope you’re feeling as Inspired as me to have a go at something like this. Be sure to share your creations with us and don’t forget to leave your comments for a chance to win a BooLand product.

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

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  2. Last day Labor Sale and Monday Made It

    September 1, 2014 by Boo

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    Happy Labor Day Folks,

    I hope you are all enjoying your day and the weather is good for you wherever you may be. It’s a normal work day for us over in the UK and typically, the day is grey but I’m not complaining. Not only do I get to spend the day enjoying a little scrap shopping  with our awesome Labor Day Progressive Sale but I was treated to the best darn pancake I ever tasted for breakfast, expertly prepared by none other then my own sweet girl, Elly. It really did taste as delicious as it looks.

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    Be sure to check out my PU store HERE and my CU store HERE to get your Labor Day savings of 50% OFF


    Monday Made It with the Blossoms

    As we had no new collection last week with our fab Labor Day Special Event Sales I thought I’d share a few of my fav Blossom Works of Art.

    Roses and Old Lace

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    Coast Life

    by Shaz515

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    Someday Soon

    by mama4bears

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    Youthful Dreams

    by Tonisha

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    Smile

    by Ariadne

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    Blessings Bestowed

    by RaeLynn

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    Wow, are those Blossoms talented or what??? Fantastic Inspirations Ladies. I’ll be sharing some more Blossom Inspirations through the week too. I’d show them ALL off here if I could but there isn’t the room so if you can’t wait and would like to get your Blossom Inspiration fix now feel free to check out our Gallery


    That’s all today folks. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled over on Facebook for Rae’s surprise goodies and we’ll be back soon with more great Blog stuffs and a goodie or two of our own…… just don’t tell Rae hehe…

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

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  3. Wrap It Up Sunday and What the Font

    August 31, 2014 by Boo

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    Check it out HERE

    Yay. Our Labor Day sale continues with our fantastic BIG BMS Special so if you missed any of these during your vacation nows the time to go grab them as it will not be available again.

    Your BMS questions answered

    • We did indeed have a bit of a glitch in the works yesterday but thats all been fixed, codes are good to go and all purchasers yesterday should have had an email with the refreshed codes and data etc. Our apologies for the mix up but we know you guys understand, these things can happen on busy days. We appreciate your support.
    • You asked how long after purchase do you have to download your goodies. We’ve set it up so you get a good couple of weeks to grab it all. We appreciate there’s a lot there and you’ll need time to grab it.
    • You asked about the Photobook BMS. Sorry folks. We twisted Toinys arms hard enough to get this BIG sale going but she forgot to add the PBs in there and its just too late now to set that up. 

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    Our Progressive Sale continues today with a super 40% discount. Check out my PU store HERE to see whats available. Don’t forget this includes my CU store HERE 


    What the Font Friday Sunday

    As promised, here are our fav font picks for this week along with links to the download. Don’t forget that while these are free, they are only free for personal use. That means you can use these to create your journalling/titles and word art on your pages for your own personal use. Please do remember to check out their individual TOU available via the site or in the zip pack you get.

    On with our top picks then…..

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    ( 1.CF Old Photograph Credit by CloutierFontes / 2. Bickham Script Pro Free Font by YourSource / 3. UglyQua by dafont / 4. Nexa Bold by fontfabric / 5. Dooodleista by dafont / 6. Halo Handletter by dafont / 7.Antipasto by dafont / 8. Top Modern by dafont )


    Wrap It Up Sunday

    On the Blog this week

    • Made It Monday - Inspiration with the Blossoms – A look at our Blossoms Gallery with Roses and Old Lace
    • Tip Tuesday – Hybrid Rose – Learn how to make a fabulous Paper Rose
    • WoW Wednesday – Our Words of Wisdom for the week and a bonus Goodie
    • Thank You Thursday - Our winners announced for this week
    • Show It Saturday - Labor Day Surprise – Our BMS Special Event and Cafe In Paris Goodies

     Face Book Treats Next Week

    Blossoms Manager Rae has some surprises in store for you next week on Face Book and Twitter so be sure to check in there regular because what she’s giving away will only be available for that day.

    And don’t let on but I’ve had a sneaky peek at her little stash of goodies and will be matching them over on the Blog. You can’t get better then that now can you folks?


     ‘That’s a Wrap’ for today folks

    Enjoy your Labor Day fun and don’t forget to leave your comments through the week on the Blog for a chance to win a BooLand Product

    We’ll be back soon with more fun and frolics

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

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  4. Happy Labor Day Surprise

    August 30, 2014 by Boo

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    Hey Folks,

    Can you believe I totally forgot to post our Fav Fonts yesterday? Is that a sign of getting old or just excitement about this weekends BIG surprise??? Don’t worry though,

    We’ll post them in Tomorrows Wrap It Sunday for you so you won’t have to miss out on them. Meanwhile, I have a BIG surprise for you this Labor Day Weekend. Can you guess what it is yet??  Oh, I guess that BIG Ad below kinda gives it away huh? LOL

    We have been inundated with requests to reactivate our BMS sales for those of you who missed them due to your vacations. Normally we wouldn’t be able to do this but our lovely Studio Mom, Toiny must be feeling the Labor Day Lurve because she’s only gone and let us reactivate ALL the BMS stores for this weekend ONLY. WoHoooooooT

    Go Grab yourselves a large slice of Booland – Just click the image to go to the Sale

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    We will release our New Collection NEXT WEEK so you can take full advantage of this One Time Special Deal


    Studio News

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    by Toiny via the Studio Blog

    Happy Long Weekend!

    The timing couldn’t be better.  I still need to decompress from my vacation… and our house has a couple Honey Do chores for us as well.  I think, maybe, the weather is cooperating and we’ll get to grill too.  I’m ready!

    Have I mentioned “grillfackeln“? This is bacon-on-a-stick. But so much better than bacon-on-a-stick. We barbeque this every summer, many times every summer, until grill season is official over & there are no more grillfackeln in the stores.  It is almost the end of grillfackeln season.  I think I’m due for a double helping.

    The store is counting down to Monday.  Starting today, Friday, both Personal Use and Commercial Use are on sale!  We are moving up! It’s 30% Off storewide today.  But check back as savings continue to go up! Monday will be our biggest day, but there are deals to be had every day especially our Daily Deals!

    What are your plans this weekend?  Do you have a Honey Do of your own?  BBQ?  Travel plans? Share in the comments!

    Monday is not only Labor Day, and our BIG Sale Day, it is also the kick-off for ourBirthday Bash 2014! Look for crowd favorites the Next Designer Contest, Layout Artist Contest, Digi Detective & more to find their way to our forum once more.

    Latest Blog Post: Round Robin II: Family Dinner
    Hot Topics in our Forum: Thank you for the CU FB hop
    New Products: Personal Use and Commercial Use
    Pinterest:  CT Inspiration
    ChallengesJust Art Challenge – August 2014
    Sales: 75% off Retiring Products Personal Use & Commercial Use

    BooLand Progressive Sale

    Don’t want the Special BMS Deal? Still need a BooLand Fix? Check out my Store HERE for great deals with our Special Labor Day Progressive Sale. Everyones a Winner this weekend.


    Still available

    Roses and Old Lace Collection

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    Free via the Studio

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    Goodies

    As we are not releasing anything new this week we have no coordinating Goodies for you but when has that ever stopped us from sharing the lurve?  We dug deep and found some of our favourite collections and discovered that one of them never released their goodies so just for you, because it’s a special day and because we love to spoil you, here are the never before released goodies from Cafe In Paris

    On the Blog

    Just click the images for download

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    Facebook or Twitter

    (This will be uploaded later due to time zone differences so please check back)

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    Available in Store HERE

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    RRP  $30.50 

    Sale Price  $11.99
    Save: 61% off

    Also available individually


    Don’t Forget Next Week for our New Collection

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    That’s all for today folks

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    Take care and we’ll be back for our Sunday Wrap with What the Font

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

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  5. Thank You Thursday – Are YOU a Winner?

    August 28, 2014 by Boo

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    Thank You Thursday Winners

    We appreciate you much more then you know and often much more then we can show. Yes, we love to share our goodies with you but sometimes we like to go a step further and really show you how much we care about our loyal BooLand fans. Thank You Thursday is our way of sharing the lurve a little and saying a big fat Thank You to you but we need to know who YOU are so leave your comments for us on our Blog Posts through the week and YOU might be one of our lucky TYT Winners

    Here are this weeks winners. Congratulations Ladies and Thank YOU for visiting us. A Huge Thank You to everyone who took the time to leave us comments. We loved reading each and every one.

    • Page Kit Winner – Grace  with this comment -

      Thank you for a wonderful week of posts. Thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. Awfully jealous of your vacay in Wales but hoping you’re enjoying yourself. Looking forward to next week.

    • OSB Winner -Tammy Morgan with this comment -

      Portmeirion looks wonderful. I was fortunate enough to make a brief stop in Wales when I was 15, and have wanted to go back ever since. It is a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing your experiences!

    • OSB Winner -JulesW with this comment -

      Thanks for another project! I’m off to the $1 store to get sone crepe paper….

    Come and get it…..

    Well done Ladies. Chose your prize and email me with the store link at booboo6204@hotmail.co.uk and I’ll get your prize out to you asap.

    *Please remember this is time sensitive. You have until Sunday 31st August to get your emails to me. I will not be able to accept emails after this date

    Comment to Win …. Thursday Thank You

    Be sure to leave your comments through the week on our Blog Posts to be entered in with a chance to win a BooLand Prize. Each week we’re giving away 1 Complete Page Kit of your choice and two OSBs or OPWs of your choice so keep those comments coming. Yes, you can comment more then once ;)


     

    DOTD at the Studio Today Only

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    $30.50  $11.99
    Sale: $9.15
    Save: 70% off

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    Sale: $1.95
    Save: 70% off

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    Sale: $0.00
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    That’s all for today folks

    We’ll be back with our Fav Fonts Tomorrow
    Until then, take care and don’t forget to leave your comments
    Hugs
    Boo and the Blossoms
    xx
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  6. WOW Wednesday and a Goodie

    August 27, 2014 by Boo

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    There is no doubt about it. I must be one of the worlds greatest procrastinators always leaving til tomorrow what could be done today. Much of this is born out of a fear of failure that I’m sure some of you will understand. Being the eldest of my siblings it was always my responsibility to ensure their safety when out playing and I found this stressful at the best of times, not least because my sisters were all crazy tear-aways with no fear at all LOL.

    As I’ve got older that stress and fear spilled over into every day life preventing me from doing many things I dreamed of and I did indeed find myself ‘waiting’ for others to bring the flowers to me as a result of that fear.

    Now I’m 50+ with grand children and my own business I’ve come to realise that fear can’t be allowed to stop you from trying and failure is only failure if you don’t give it a go.

    I think this quote is perfect for reminding us to make our own joy in life rather then wait on others to bring it to us. Things may not go as planned but I’ve often found they’ve turned out the better for it.

    I hope this quote inspires you. Feel free to use the quote in your own layouts and be sure to share your creations with us. We love to see what you’ve made.


    As Promised

    A little extra Goodie from me

    Click the image to grab it

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    You can find Roses and Old Lace at the Studio HERE

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    Don’t forget to leave your comments on the BLOG each day for a chance to WIN a BooLand Prize

    Thats all for today

    See ya soon

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

  7. Tip Tuesday – Hybrid Rose

    August 26, 2014 by Boo

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    Hey Folks,

    It’s Tip Tuesday and since this weeks gorgeous new collection is all Roses (and some lace lol) I thought it would be cool to share a tutorial for making a sweet little paper rose.

    Sometimes it’s nice to print off our digital layouts and occasionally, I find, it’s nice to add a little hybrid embellishment just to add some extra umphhhhh. These crepe paper roses are perfect for that.

    Have fun creating and don’t forget to share your handywork with us. We LOVE to see your creations.

    How to make a Crepe Paper Rose

    See this tutorial on my Boo’s Hybrid Pinterest Board

    Originally posted on the Martha Stewart Blog

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    We’ll be back tomorrow for more great Blog stuff and possible…… a little goodie ;)

    See ya then

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

     

  8. Made It Monday – Blossoms Inspirations

    August 25, 2014 by Boo

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    Hi Folks,

    There’s something very beautiful about roses don’t you agree? My Grandfather adored his roses and grew huge big Tea Roses in his garden. I still remember the scent waft over me on a lazy summer afternoon when walking through the garden. I immediately felt relaxed and at peace with the world in that lovely rose filled place.

    Creating Roses and Old Lace was as much a tribute to both my Grandparents as it was simply my own love of this gorgeous flower and I’m thrilled now to share with you our Blossoms fabulous take on this new collection.

    Blossoms Inspiration

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    and from me

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    Roses and Old Lace can be found HERE

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    and much more

    Don’t forget to grab your Roses and Old Lace Goodies from THIS POST


    We’ll be back tomorrow with our Tip Tuesday

    Until then, take care and remember to stop and smell the flowers

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

  9. Sunday Wrap

    August 24, 2014 by Boo

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    Hey Folks,

    Here’s our Sunday Wrap for you. Not a full Blog week but then I’m still trying to get my head around being home from vacation, you know how that is, right? LOL


    Don’t forget to check out the new collection

    Roses and Old Lace

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    Sneaky Peek

    Coming Next weekend

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    That’s all for today folks.

    We’ll be back tomorrow with our fabulous Blossoms Inspirations

    Until then, take care

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx

  10. New Collection and Goodies

    August 23, 2014 by Boo

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    Hey all,

    How are you all doing this weekend? Are you busy getting ready for the new school term? Are you still enjoying some vacation time or perhaps you are counting the hours to the latest New Collection from yours truly? Whatever it is I hope it’s filling your day with joy and sunshine and happy moments to help you make those precious memories.

    Elly and I, fresh back from our summer vacation, are off to Southport for the weekend to enjoy some family time and I can’t wait to catch up with everyone. With any luck, it will be a great opportunity to add some new photos to my stash for future layouts. Here’s hoping I have some willing models LOL.


    New Collection

    Roses and Old Lace

    now available at the Studio

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    Available HERE

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    A little Inspiration from me

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    OSB Store Sale EXTENDED

    While the Boss is away we are taking advantage of the fact she forgot to turn off this awesome sale but shhhhhhh, don’t tell a soul or she might get wise and remember ;)

    The main preview has the old date of expiry but ignore that, it’s good for another week or so

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    Grab it HERE


    Goodies for All

    On the BLOG

    Just click the images for download

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    Over on Facebook and Twitter

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    Studio Exclusive Goodie

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    That’s all from us today folks.

    Have a super weekend, take care, and we’ll see you back here next week with more great stuff and maybe even another little goodie for you ;)

    Until then

    Hugs

    Boo and the Blossoms

    xx