Saturday, April 19, 2014

Party Time: Official Store Opening!

Some may be wondering what is going on...after all, my two shops have been up and running. So why am I having a grand opening? It is simple; I kind of tip toed into (GDS) without any fanfare or celebration. And having a big deal weekend actually benefits you because everything is on sale and there are a lot of freebies. No more beating around the bush...


New Release

This week's new release at GDS, From the Top, was a bit of a surprise. I had not planned on making any new kits this week, but I started making tons of paper strips on my screen. Next thing you know, I had two templates and ideas for several more. I love the multiple paper strip stacks because these templates allow you to pile the paper on in a constructive way. I personally like a little bit of a heavier shadow because of the visual depth, but some of my creative team members made their shadows lighter and the layout still looked fantastic. Have fun with these and let your imagination run wild. You can substitute the strips for so many other items: Embellishments, photos, letters, words, etc.

Here are the gorgeous layouts from the creative team:

30% Off Store Wide

All LissyKay kits at both GingerScraps and GoDigitalScrapbooking are 30% between April 18th to April 30th. It is a great time to stock up, grab items from your wish list or jump right in to try LissyKay templates for the first time. Previously released kits now at GDS are:

And at GingerScraps, the previously released To the Moon is now available: This template kit was originally designed in conjunction with LyllahRaven Designs' To the Moon digital scrapbook kit. The Lyllah kit is perfect for capturing moments of your little aspiring astronaut. It also works with anything or anyone you think is out of this world. I also learned from my creative team that these templates work splendidly with birthday layouts. (You will see what I mean when you get to the layouts my gals created.)

$1.25 Friday at GDS

Every Friday, GDS designers choose kits from their shop to be sold for only $1.25 for one day only. There are two LissyKay template kits in the Friday special. However, to continue the grand opening celebration Corner to Corner and White Noise will be $1.25 all weekend. Grab them while they are at this outrageous price.

Grand Opening Freebies

In honor of the grand opening at GDS there are four possible freebies for you to pick up. First, head over to GDS to pick up the Daily Download. It is only available for one day:

The second freebie is available on the LissyKay Facebook page. If you "like" the page, you are able to access the "Fan Gift" tab. Just a quick note: You will not be asked for any personal information to download the template.

Newsletter subscribers will receive this template. If you are not a subscriber, sign up here and those who do register between now and Thursday, April 24, 2014, will receive this template via an email from me. I will check each night all the new subscribers and then send the newbies the download link.

Finally, the fourth freebie and it is available right here. Simply click on the image to download automatically.
you can also download here.

If you collect all four templates, you will have the complete All Squared kit.

Layout Contest

On Monday, a new contest will be posted and the winner will receive a month worth of free kits and a guest position on the LissyKay creative team. Check back Monday for contest details.

I hope you enjoy all the new templates, including the freebies. I had a lot of fun making the kits for this week. And please have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Sparkle & Shine!


  1. Thanks so much. Looks like fun.

  2. Thank you for the awesome templates!
    And congrats on your new opening!

  3. Congratulations! And, thank you so much for the beautiful templates! :)

  4. Great templates, thanks! I'm bummed about missing your contest but I'll be going away on a holiday first thing Monday morning... Have fun though!

  5. Thank you for the beautiful set of templates ... Congratulations on your openings at 2 stores!! && Happy Easter!

  6. Love the new templates! Thank you!!

  7. I think the blog one is my favorite of these four freebies. Thank you for sharing your creations.

  8. Melissa, I love your From the Top templates and the All Squared templates. Thank you for the gifts and good luck in your stores.

  9. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your creativity and your generosity :)

  10. Wow, thank you so much for all the freebies! I love your templates!!