Can it be July already??

It is! Finally! This is my favorite month during the summer. Why? Because around here, the official first day of summer happens the day after the 4th of July. It's just the way it goes with our Pacific Northwest climate. I also love this time of month because it's Summer CHA and I'll be heading to Chicago for some much needed time with "my people". Not to mention, going goo goo eyed over all the new goodies coming for the Fall and Winter!
I'll be going, representing Scrapbooking from the Inside Out, video camera in hand and checking out some of the new collections and such. It will be fun! And I've convinced Stacey to hop on the "El" with me to head downtown for some fun times. Yeah!

Alright... well it's the first of the month and you know what that means!  NEW issue of ScrapStreet and a NEW kit at SFTIO! Woot!  ScrapStreet, this month, is full of great articles with some gorgeous art work. My goodness. I saw so many layouts that I wanted to pull techniques from for my future projects. So many talented scrapbookers and paper crafters out there and they just happen to be gracing our magazine. You'll also want to check out the current calls for our next issue which will be in OCTOBER. Yep. Just a reminder that we have gone Quarterly. I don't know if I'll be able to wait that long until the next issue though.


Alright. Ya ready to see the new Independence kit from SFTIO? It's a beaut.


Our July kit isn't about the red, white and blue...it's about YOU!

Featuring fashion-inspired images, birds on a wire and kites, you'll be driven to explore your courage and strength to be the AUTHENTIC you.

Paper from American Crafts, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, and Webster's Pages fit together beautifully with lush trim, beautiful texture and Hambly Washi Tape as a bonus with your new six month subscription or six month renewal.

Strut your stuff with our INDEPENDENCE kit! Available July 1 at the original destination to Explore Your Inner World.

I'll begin sharing my layouts AFTER the long weekend. Can't wait. :)

And just a reminder (because I'm sure it got lost in my past posts): I have finally finished my FIRST digital kit for Profound Brunette Designs. Yay! Would you like to see it before it hits the shop? Are you a digital or hybrid designer?? I'm looking for a couple of gals to play with my kits. If you are wondering about the style they are clean, graphic, simple and filled with some whimsy. Just like my scrapbooking style. I'll give you a clue about the first one. Think school, primary colors and doodle paper graphics. Sound fun? 
If this interests you, send me an email to profoundbrunette [at] gmail [dot] com with a little about yourself and a link to your blog and gallery. No need to send photos of projects. I can just see them on your blog and gallery. :) 
This is going to be more of a "Guest Designer" gig until I figure out if I'll have a permanent Design Team. Just getting started but YOU will benefit from getting some free digital goodies and seeing the kit before everyone else. "Applications" will be accepted through JULY 8th and I'll email those who make "the team" by the 9th. I'm that fast. :) 
I would love to have you come join my Facebook Fan page too. All sneaks and "guest designer" samples will be put up there as well as special offers for Facebook fans! Woot! 

hugs to ya,
Melissa