Saturday, August 8, 2009

A Perfect Picnic Blog Train!

I am so excited to be a part of the Scrap Matters 2nd Birthday bash blog train featuring the awesome collab kit 'A Perfect Picnic' by the SM Design Team!  Isn't it sooo cute?  The best part?  It's FREE with a $15 purchase at Scrap Matters this weekend!

Have you heard about everything going on at SM this weekend?  Games (including Bingo and a comment contest), a Chat with prizes, SEVEN Speed Scraps (all with participation prizes), a big  SALE, and a HUGE blog train (see below).  There is a ton of fun to be had, come on over and join in!  Head over to these forums for all the details!

All of us hosting a train car are sharing our favorite summer picnic memories in honor of the party....I am fortunate to have good friends that we share a lot of time and fond memories with.  It's hard to pick just one...but a favorite is definitely our annual 4th of July trip to see fireworks, always with a stop for fried chicken!  We get together early in the day, have lunch, the kids all play.  We always have a cake or cupcakes to celebrate America's birthday and we always sing Happy Birthday.  Then, we load up the car(s) and head off to get our chicken and stake our claim on a good fireworks viewing spot.  We get to watch them over the water at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in is really beautiful!  We all hang out and eat, the kids play some more, we bring light sticks for the kids and at 9PM, we all huddle up and watch the sky light up!  I really really look forward to this day every year.  Partially because I get to spend it with great friends and partially because I am very patriotic and so this day means a lot to me.  I hope you have equally as awesome memories with your family and friends, either on July 4th or whatever other days you have picnics together.

And now for the blog train...are you enjoying the ride so far?  Boy, do we have some FANTASTIC goodies for you!  So CHOO-CHOO!!  Hop on and go grab your loot, then, head to SM to join in on all the events and browse the awesome shop full of great products to buy ON SALE!!  Fill up your cart and don't forget about the FREE collab kit with a $15 easy to spend there...the shop is amazing!  Happy Birthday SM!!

So, if you are following the train from the beginning, you should have come from Heather's blog (Haynay Designs).

And here's my goodies for you, a three-pack of wordart that coordinates with the collab 'A Perfect Picnic' -- FREE with a $15 purchase this weekend!

Next, head to my fellow CTM Kim's blog and see what she has for you!

And if you get lost, just go to the Scrap Matters Blog to get back on track.

Thanks for celebrating with us!


  1. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Alpha(s),Font(s), Word Art(s) post on Aug. 08, 2009. Thanks again.

  2. Such cute word art, Jen! Thanks!

  3. So cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  4. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 08 Aug [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 09 Aug [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

  5. These are great! Thanx a bunch!!

  6. Thank you SO MUCH for your ADORABLE contribution!!

  7. Hello, I do not agree with the previous commentator - not so simple