Saturday, November 7, 2015

Happy DSD (Digital Scrapbooking Day) - How to Grab Everything in My Store for FREE!

Today is Digital Scrapbooking Day. All of the stores and designers are having sales, freebies, challenges, and more.

I decided to do something a little different, that lasts for the rest of the month. You see, 16 November is my birthday, and towards the end of the month we have Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Digital Monday. I'm a one-person operation, so it's difficult for me to handle multiple promotions in a single here's what I decided to do:

Starting today, and for the rest of November you can submit a layout using any of my digital creations (freebies and/or paid products) and get $1 off anything in my store (applies only to products created by me - promoted products from Etsy not included).

There is NO LIMIT to how many layouts you can submit, and you can combine your points to get whole bundles for free! In other words, you could literally grab everything I've created so far, for free, if you have the time to make layouts.

Your layouts must be based mainly on my creations, but you CAN use elements from other designers, if you need more embellishments. Please see below for full details and all of the rules and instructions on how to submit your layouts.

By the way, I'm also having a special drawing on 1 December. The winner will receive a special code that allows unlimited free downloads of anything in my store (products from Etsy not included) and this code will be good through the end of January 2016.

That means it even includes future creations that I'll upload before the end of January! (Lots of pretty things coming in December...just think about it!) Each layout you submit before 1 December will give you one chance in the drawing.

I'll be sharing some quick tips in a day or two, so even if you've never done a digital scrapbook layout before, I think you'll be able to come up with something for this challenge. I've found a free online program that just about anyone should be able to use, to make easy layouts. I'll be telling you about that soon...possibly later today...or at least within the next few days. This way even folks without Photoshop or other software will be able to participate.

OK, so be sure to read these rules, and send me an email (address below) if you have any questions.

Digital Scrapbooking Day - Layout Rules
  1. Your layout must be based on my creations. It can include elements from other designers if you need extra embellishments, but the layout should be clearly based on my designs.
  2. You can combine multiple kits/themes that I've created. For example, some of the items from Bohemian Breeze might coordinate well with items from my Autumn 2015 Collection. (Please list which products you used, when you submit your layouts.)
  3. You can accumulate "points". For example, if you want to get the Spring 2015 Bundle for free, you'll need to submit 4 layouts (it costs $4). There is no limit, and you have until midnight Pacific Time on November 30th to submit your layouts. So if you want to do 4 layouts using my freebies and grab the Spring Bundle, then use the Spring Bundle to create more layouts so you can get another bundle for free...please do! (This is just one example - use your own imagination and creativity - I suggest you go for the bundles first, because that way you get more things for free.)
  4. Maybe you just started following me, and you don't have many of my freebies in order to make layouts. Well, ALL of my freebies that I have made so far are still available. Just browse back through all of the older posts on this blog, and you will find lots of freebies. You can still download everything that I have made, as far back as March 2015. Please send me an email if you have any problems with downloading.
  5. You agree to allow me to post your layouts on my websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other web venues and galleries. I want to credit you for your lovely work, so please tell me what name you want me to use (for example "by Jane Doe"? or just "by Jane D." - whichever you prefer). If you want me to link to your website, blog or gallery post, please let me know that, too.
  6. Please submit JPG files only, in the highest quality you can manage. The finished size of your layout should be AT LEAST 600x600 pixels (if you use the Pixel Scrapper gallery, the largest size they will show after you upload is a bit less than 600x660, but that's OK). If your layout is not square, that's OK too - 8.5x11 inches is fine (or A4 international paper size). When you submit it, just make sure that the shortest side of the finished JPG is at least 600 pixels.
  7. Post your layout to your blog or website and send me the link. You can also send it to my by email, if your mail program will allow sending large file sizes. (I believe Gmail allows up to 25MB, for attachments.)
  8. If you don't have a blog or website and you can't email me the file, here are some ideas for where you can post your layouts (and then send me the link):
  •   Pixel Scrapper gallery (if you have one)
  •   Google Drive
  •   Dropbox
  •   Photobucket
  •   Flickr
  •   Tumblr
When you submit your layout(s), be sure to send me an email saying which product(s) you want discounted or free, and I will send you the offer code so you can get them. If you're accumulating your points, send me an email when you're done so that I know where you want your discount applied (which products).

Any questions? Something not clear? Need help with anything? Please send me an email:

I hope you'll have time to do all of the layouts you need in order to grab any of my products that are on your wish list. Good luck in the drawing, and Happy Scrapping!

Marcy Coate

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