Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spotlight CT, A New Contest, Coupons, & Even A Freebie!!

Happy Sunday everyone, Connie here with today's blog post!  I have a lot of fun things
to share with you today beginning with a new feature that will highlight my awesome
Creative Team members.  Also, there is a new contest beginning today, new coupons for
March, and even a freebie from me!  So, let's get started with all of this fun news!

Creative Team Member Spotlight

Most of my loyal blog followers will be very familiar with this week's CT member
in the spotlight, Shari!  Shari has been an amazing addition to my team from the very

She is a great friend that I love dearly, a powerhouse of ideas and energy, an
amazing designer, and one of the most genuine people that I have ever had
the pleasure to know. 

Shari took a moment to do a little interview with me and here is what she has to say!

1.  Name: Shari Sekel

2.  Location: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada (very close to Niagara Falls)

3.  Tell us a bit about your family / and or home life: Married to my perfect match, Josh, for five years.  Smart, gorgeous daughter, Sophie, who is almost four.

4.  Tell us about your job:  Not many people can say that they have their dream job but I do.  I am the Director of Graduate Programs for the Faculty of Business at Brock University.  In a nutshell, I am responsible for the administration of seven masters and pre-masters programs, about 400 current students, thousands of prospective students and lots of program alumni.  I’m fortunate to supervise the five most amazing staff in all of higher education!  Though we are crazy busy all year long, we have a lot of fun and plenty of laughs through it all.

 5.  If you had an entire day to yourself and you could do anything you want, what  would you do? I’m not sure that I even want to imagine this because it almost certainly will never happen!  I would love to scrap all day – make layouts, freebies and more.  I will never have enough time to scratch my digi-scrapping itch!

6.  How long have you been scrapping?  When do you scrap?  Who / what is your favorite scrapping subject?  I have been digi-scrapping since Spring 2009.  I wanted to make a slide show for my grandparents’ 60th wedding anniversary and it all went crazy from there!  I scrap just at night after my daughter goes to sleep.  Fortunately, my hubby is an IT superstar (manages the IT for our Faculty at the University) and has our house set up so I can access my digi files from every floor!

 7.  Top five favorite products that you just can't live without: Templates, Connie’s kits, templates, Connie’s kits and my alpha maker!

8.  If a genie popped out of a bottle to grant you one super power, what would it be? Super speed so I can get more done in 24 hours!

 9.  Tell us something out of the ordinary about you.  I have a fear of bananas!  An actual fear.  I think my sister used to chase me with them when we were little. LOL!

10.  In five years I will_______.  Be going back to Disneyworld for my 10th anniversary and reveling in my daughter’s first trip there!

Here are some of my personal favorite layouts from Shari's gallery!


Thank you for sharing a little of yourself with us Shari!
We love you!

A Little Challenge & Contest All Rolled Into One!

This month I am beginning a new challenge here on the blog!

What is the challenge?
This week, I challenge you to create a layout that contains ALL of the following items:
-1 large photo (1900 pixels or larger / 6" or larger)
-2 smaller photos
-At least 4 patterned papers

Unless I've given you a number for the item you can add as many or
few of those as you'd like.

To qualify the layout must be using products from me (Connie Prince).

How do I play? 
That part is easy, simply post your layout and then come back to this thread and
 leave a link to your layout!

Be sure to include your name and a contact email with your post.

You can enter up to 3 layouts and your name will be entered for each.

What next?
Connie will gather all the entries and randomly choose a winner
which will be posted in next Sunday's blog post! 

Deadline For Entries:
All entries must be posted by 5 pm EST on March 10, 2012

What are the prizes!?
There will be three winners drawn randomly using an online random name generator!
1st Prize - $20 worth of products from Connie Prince
2nd Prize - $10 worth of products from Connie Prince
3rd Prize - $5 worth of products from Connie Prince

Get Lucky With These Coupons For March

Save $2 offorders of $7 or more with code: TY-2off7Mar
Save $4 off orders of $14 or more with code: TY-4off14Mar
Save $6 off orders of$21 or more with code: TY-6off21Mar
Save $8 off orders of$28 or more with code: TY-8off28Mar
Save $10 off orders of$35 or more with code: TY-10off35Mar

Not valid on collabs(kits/templatescreated with another designer).
Coupons expire 3/31/2012, Valid for up to 5 uses / customer.
Can be used at Ginger Scraps, Gotta Pixel, or Scrapbook-Bytes

A Little Gift For You!


Have a great Sunday & week ahead!
Connie Prince


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Mar. 04, 2012. Thanks again.

Amy said...

Question - do kits like the current freebie from Gotta Pixel count or do we have to use only paid products from your store?

Priscilla said...

Thanks so much!!

debbie said...

thank you for sharing with me

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the great frame cluster!

Rachel Williamson DeVaughn said...
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Rachel Williamson DeVaughn said...

Heres my direct link to my layout i posted on your facebook page! (hopefully!)
Rachel DeVaughn

lwlittlebit said...

Thanks so much for sharing!

lovetocraftbetty said...

I really enjoyed reading this interview!
Thank you very much for sharing this lovely cluster frame.

Karen said...

I used Little Mister Wonderful for my first layout (will probably do all 3!) It's in your gallery at Gotta Pixel.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Thank you Connie. This is a happy kit--great for a celebration.

Karen said...

Here's another one, using That's My Boy (retired now).

Connie said...

Amy, you can use a freebie or even things by me that are retired already :) Thanks so much!

Connie said...

So glad to see some of you playing along already :) You guys are awesome!

stitchhappy said...
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stitchhappy said...

Okay, I'm going to try this one more time. My submission can be found here:!/photo.php?fbid=3462504724275&set=o.140359372717593&type=1&theater

My email is

I used the kit The Sweetest Thing and this is my grand nephew Camden James. There, I think I got it all right this time... thanks

dshepard said...

A fun's mine:

Danna Shepard

Karen said...

Here's my 3rd (and it got my bowling pages finished!)

(also did posts 10 & 12: You Make Everything Special & Here Comes Trouble layouts. didn't have email added)

marsie55 said...

Thanks for the great cluster! Great to get to know a little about Shari .. she is amazing!!

Joyce said...

Thanks for the cluster!

Happy Now said...

Shari ROCKS! Great feature!

Finished my challenge layout, too... Posted at Gotta Pixel and Scrapbook Bytes. Thanks!

Marcia said...

I posted my LO in your gallery @ GottaPixel.

Berniek said...

What an amazing post today! A challenge, a chance to win, coupons, a freebie AND an interview. Thanks so much for all of it, I will surely need to scrap a layout to enter the contest. :)

Connie said...

Thanks so much everyone :) I really appreciate your comments & keep those layouts coming! Drawing is Saturday evening, so there is plenty of time!! xo Connie

chris said...

Oh Connie! Thanks for the contest. I just love all your designs. Here is one I did using Friendly Monsters. I just love these pics of me and my baby niece. I uploaded it over at Gingerscraps. Here is the link.
My email is
Thanks so much!!
Chris/ altimasport

Donna Penn said...

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Valerie said...

I used scouting is for boys/girls and project 2012 feb in this layout.

Kyrsten said...


Anonymous said...

Layout posted at Gingerscraps

Thanks for the chance to win.

Debbie Neace (

Jenny said...

Mine is at Ginger.
Thanks so much for the wonderful opportunity to win such a great prize. Now I have even more reason to blog stalk you, friendly of course :)
Jenny T

Jenny said...

I made another, hopefully can get one more in.
Jenny T.

Debbie N. said...

So glad I got another one done.

Posted at Gingerscraps

Debbie N (

mmikes said...

Thanks for the cluster and a great contest

Here is my layout

Amy said...

Here is my LO using Memory Keeper and a button from Just Keep Smiling. Posted at Gingerscraps:

Thanks for the great challenge!

Debbie N. said...

Well I decided to combine your speed/slow scrap instructions into this challenge also.

Layout is Gotta Pixel ---

Debbie (

gran2boys said...

I almost forgot to post! My LO is in the GP gallery:
I hope that for a "tag" the sign with smile is OK.

Connie said...

thank you all so much for playing along this week :) I have LOVED your feedback and getting to see your pages!! Off to randomize for some winners now! xo Connie

Granny Enchanted said...

I highlighted your freebie on my blog today. Thank you.