Getting to Know the Creative Team – Beatka Chamberland

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  • What was the last photo you took on your phone? And why?
  • Just yesterday took a new pic to use for my FB profile pic.
  • Have you ever pulled over by the police? And what for?
  • Yes, speeding.
  • What have you always wanted? And did you get it?
  • Loving husband, a family and a nice new house. Yes, I got it all.
  • What’s the strangest prank call you have ever made? And how long ago was this done?
  • Yeas ago, I tied my stepdads big toes together while he was sleeping, then went to the kitchen and dropped a pot on a tile floor… you can imagine what happened next.. 
  • What is your strongest strengths and weakness?
  • I’m very organized and always plan ahead, on the upside, I don’t deal well with sudden changes of plans..
  • If you could personally witness  one thing, what would that be?
  • What keys on your computer keyboard don’t use you?
  • lol… is this a trick question?  They don’t use me… 
  • I don’t use the function keys or home key
  • What cheers you up?
  • Sitcoms and shopping
  • What was the first thing you really thought about after you woke up today?
  • What is the longest you have gone without sleep? And why?
  • 26 hours, long hotshot (delivery job)
  • Who is your hero and why are they your hero?
  • Give your best Knock knock Joke!!
  • Knock, knock.
    Who’s there?
    Luke who?
    Luke through the the peep hole and find out.
  • If you were lucky enough to retire tomorrow, what would you be doing  in a week’s time?
  • Cruising to the bahamas
  • If you had to be trapped In a TV show for a month, what show would it be and why?
  • Want to be a doctor on Grey’s Anatomy. 
  • If you could make the sky any color what would it be?
  • I would keep it blue, it’s my favourite color
  • “Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are.
  • 1, not weird enough
  • How many hours in a day are you on your computer for fun?
  • 3, after that it feels like work
  • If you were a dog what would you want your name to be?
  • Princess
  • Do you think some people are mind readers?
  • No, they just know you well enough to guess what you’re thinking
  • Hoarder or have little belongings?
  • Definitely a hoarder but going through purging stage right now
  • If you could ask Laura Burger any question right this minute what would it be
  • Is designing as profitable as you thought it would be? You know that is a great question. When I started it was a complete fluke, it was really to get feedback verses starting a business. And I will say that having done this for over 8 years it has taken twists and turns. There has been times I have wondered why I design when I wasn’t making as much money for all the time spent doing each and every product.  Right now I think designing is more profitable than I thought it would be, but it is a business you have to work and work and work some more. It is like any business it order to grow you change to make changes and nothing comes as easy as some might think.
  • One of  my favorite layouts that Beatka has done
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  • She used A Midnight Kiss! Which of course you can find in my Pickleberrypop shop.



Getting to Know the Creative Team – Cindy Ball – Plus Shop Discount- Save 40%

One of my favorite layouts that Cindy has done recently!


She used my Eclectic_border5 among other products to make this beautiful layout.

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1.    What was the last photo you took on your phone? And why? A selfie of my hubby and me at the movies on Christmas Day. We went to see “Into the Woods” with the kids.
2.    Have you ever pulled over by the police? And what for? Ugh, yes…last time was for speeding on the thruway by a NYS Trooper on Veterans Day. 74 mph in a 55 zone…lucky for me my son’s hockey coach for the last 2 years is a Trooper and got it reduced to a parking ticket with no traffic school.
3.    What have you always wanted? And did you get it? A Disney Cruise Vacation, and no…not yet :-)
4.    What’s the strangest prank call you have ever made? And how long ago was this done? I have no idea…I guess when we were in grade school I can vaguely remember it happening. I was never on the making end…I would just listen…I’m an awful actress.
5.    What is your strongest strengths and weakness? Strengths would be my attention to detail…it’s almost a prison. And weakness…I care too much about what others think of me and my actions.
6.    If you could personally witness  one thing, what would that be? Interesting question…maybe personally seeing dinosaurs roam the Earth…in a safe place of course!
7.    What keys on your computer keyboard don’t use you? The shortcuts in the top row.
8.    What cheers you up? Ice cream!
9.    What was the first thing you really thought about after you woke up today? What time I had to take my daughter to work.
10.    What is the longest you have gone without sleep? And why? Just recently while being sick, I went almost 3 days with out good sleep since I was coughing so much.
11.    Who is your hero and why are they your hero? My Mom and Dad…simply by the way they raised us.
12.    Give your best Knock knock Joke!! Knock, knock…who’s there?…Dwaine…Dwaine who?…Dwaine the bathtub, I’m drowning!
13.    If you were lucky enough to retire tomorrow, what would you be doing  in a week’s time? Probably looking for courses in photography or jewelry making…two things I’d love to do, but haven’t’ had the time.
14.    If you had to be trapped In a TV show for a month, what show would it be and why? Downtown Abbey…I would love to see what it was like in that time period.
15.    If you could make the sky any color what would it be? Rainbow :)
16.    “Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are. About a 5…I do have my quirks.
17.    How many hours in a day are you on your computer for fun? Usually about an hour in the evening…sometimes more.
18.    If you were a dog what would you want your name to be? Lucky
19.    Do you think some people are mind readers? I think some people have a better intuition than others.
20.    Hoarder or have little belongings? Hoarder…I definitely hang on to too much stuff.
21.    If you could ask Laura Burger any question right this minute what would it be. How’s Lucy loving her new digs? Well so far I think she is enjoying them more than when she hated them. This was a hard decision to lock her up, but it was the best for her to stay alive.


How To Keep Creative!!

I get asked often how to I keep my creativity going. Well, I will admit there are times it just leaves and I have no idea why. But when this happens there are a few things that will help you get back into the groove, whether you are a designer or a scrapbooker.

Get out in the sun, yes, even you in the snow area’s have sunshine, it might be as warm as you might like, but will help.

Buy a magazine you would not normally buy and examine each page. Find a font that inspires you, look at the colors used on the pages. It can be as easy as this to spark an idea within you.

Feel like you do not have time to read that book, then listen to the book. Feel the vibe the author is giving off. Drift into another world and let go.

You’re feeling like nothing seems right and always the same, grab a recipe off your favorite site. Do something new, something you would never think you would make or for that matter ever like.

Sit outside or from your favorite window and watch the clouds drift into new shapes and swirls.

Get off your butt and just walk, too cold outside walk inside. Grab new music and get some exercising done. Get your blood moving.

Back to the subject of music, listen to something new, something old. Let yourself feel the artist singing and write down notes of what you are thinking.

Grab that phone and make a call to your BFF and talk it out. You would be surprised to get everything off your shoulders, helping one another can make you feel rejuvenated. Kind of like a fresh start.

I started a notebook this year with little notes and ideas to keep me going. I rip pages from things, I take photos when window shopping and reference the photo in this notebook. When I feel I have hit a brick wall creatively if the above items don’t help then I have my handy dandy Creative Notebook to help me along the way.

How do you keep creative? Let me know here and on facebook, would love to hear what you all do to keep creative.


No Ordinary Day – Save 20% -New at Pickleberrypop & Coupon

Is really ever an ordinary day in any of of lives? For me there is always something different happening, especially when it in not planned out. Fun colors to go with your story telling about what happened on your no ordinary day. This will get you scrapbooking. You can find this at my Pickleberrypop shop on sale with a savings of 20% – Save an additional 10% with this coupon good through the 13th – Extra10%




Here a couple of the creative teams layouts. Love the different look of each one of them.

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Hoping you all have an amazing rest of the week. I am hoping to maybe spend some time with my Grandson and relax a bit if possible.




Sneak Peek – Chance to Win Product

Well with the New Year comes some more fun activities and that will include few more sneak peeks through the blog and my newsletter! So make sure if you haven’t signed up for the newsletter you sign up right here from the blog – just go to the newsletter tab!

So with that this sneak will be going into the shop on the 8th. So from today through the 6th. Leave a message on the blog make sure I have your email and I will pick one lucky winner on the 7th to get this collection! Too easy huh!!



Getting to Know The Creative Team – Debbie Wright

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  1. What was the last photo you took on your phone? And why? I took a photo of the Christmas tree at the Christkindlmarket in downtown Chicago. Hubby and I went for the day, and I really liked that huge tree in the middle of the Plaza.
  2. Have you ever pulled over by the police? And what for? Yep – speeding.
  3. What have you always wanted? And did you get it? My own house with a big kitchen. Yes.
  4. What’s the strangest prank call you have ever made? And how long ago was this done? I don’t know if it was strange, but a friend and I called some guy we knew and pretended to be someone else. It was kind of silly looking back, but so were we back then. She and I were in our 20’s I guess.
  5. What is your strongest strengths and weakness? They both are the same. It’s being able to deal with my health issues, and then getting saddened by them too. Some days you just want to give up and call it quits, but then you pick yourself back up and keep going!
  6. If you could personally witness  one thing, what would that be? Seeing my children happy and content as adults.
  7. What keys on your computer keyboard don’t use you? I have a Microsoft keyboard, and it has a Start key with the MS logo on it. I don’t ever use that.
  8. What cheers you up? A day off with nothing to do and a good cup of coffee.
  9. What was the first thing you really thought about after you woke up today? What time is it, and why are you waking me up. (said to my younger son)
  10. What is the longest you have gone without sleep? And why? Probably close to 23 hours. I don’t remember why now, but I know I’ve done it several times in the past.
  11. Who is your hero and why are they your hero? My daddy. For living though WWII and Korea and serving even though he had family at home.
  12. Give your best Knock knock Joke!! Knock Knock, Who’s there? Alex. Alex who? Just let me in, Alex-splain later!
  13. If you were lucky enough to retire tomorrow, what would you be doing  in a week’s time? Looking at houses closer to my brother in Florida because I’ve had enough of winters!
  14. If you had to be trapped In a TV show for a month, what show would it be and why? Cake Boss. I’d love to learn to bake like Buddy!
  15. If you could make the sky any color what would it be? A more greenish blue than it is. It’s my favorite!
  16. “Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are. 11 1/2
  17. How many hours in a day are you on your computer for fun? If I’m lucky 3, otherwise maybe 1/2 on normal days.
  18. If you were a dog what would you want your name to be? Lassie
  19. Do you think some people are mind readers? Ha, seems like it, but no.
  20. Hoarder or have little belongings? Hoarder.
  21. If you could ask Laura Burger any question right this minute what would it be. Why are you doing this to me? lol Its out of love I promise you!
    Here is a layout that I adore that Debbie did using My Project December. I love all the photos and it tells a story.

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Are you Setting up your Daily Planner?

With the New Year approaching I have already started my planning and activities to keep things on schedule and not miss important dates. I do this in too ways, for business I use my Gmail calendar that works wonders by sending me daily reminders of what needs to get done.

But for fun and designing I use a Arc System as I can move things around if needed and it holds a lot of information. And better yet it is durable and this year I really only had to buy some more calendar pages and daily pages. The rest I have printed out and punched myself so I would have what I like and need.

This is the one I use – since I wanted pretty! I got mine at Staples last year.

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There are dividers, holder and even a punch to print out and make your own pages to meet your own needs. Here is a list of printable’s  that are free. If your into customizing your book. I also have added the larger arc system disc’s so this book can get lots of pages added to it.

I use the day in review pages – so I can mark what needs to get done, also write things that happened, so when I am scrapbooking I have some dates and notes.  When my book gets a little to big I have a folder that I can easily take out my pages and save so I have this information.

The tabs that I use are:

daily for each day of the year

I have a calendar of birthdays as another which I gather from the previous years pages I used.

This year I have added a meal planner (which I hope will help with time management and less in groceries)

I have a tab of recipes I have printed out that I will use the ones that I like will stay in the book, ones we don’t like will leave.

The other tab I have is a monthly planner and I use this for places I visit that have special sales on certain days that I do not want to miss. Or doctor appointments etc that the family has. I usually look at this page each Sunday and make notes  to make sure everyone makes it too where they belong at a certain time.

Another tab that I use for design ideas that I write down, quotes etc. These will come in handy when designing and scrapbooking.

I have another one other and yes I know this can be a no-no but all my login’s and passwords, it is on a tab that is not marked.

In addition, to all this I use the flags they sell to mark certain things and I have a handful of colorful pens so I can doodle and play in the book. Plus the pens seem to make me happy.

So tell me what kind of system do you use and why?


Last Pickle Barrel of 2014 – 6 Products $1.00 And FWP

Well, this is the last Pickle Barrel for 2014 and my last post before Christmas is here. I hope you all have a joyous holiday season and that you were good so Santa might spoil you. Take lots of photos and take lots of notes so that you can capture the memories that we all soon forget and don’t get written down.

Now on to the Pickle Barrel product for this month – A Midnight Kiss – Yeap, you got it a a New Year’s themed product, but as you will see from some of the Creative members this is so much more than A New Years kit – one CT said it was magical and I would have to agree with her.

If you buy the 6-pack you get a FWP of some additional non traditional New Years elements. Otherwise, you can purchase the other 6 in my Pickleberrypop shop for a $1.00 each. Make sure you grab them during the sale that ends Monday at Midnight EST. Because after that they are going to be bundled and won’t be anywhere the price they are now.


Here are the singles






Here are a couple layouts done by the creative team members. You can see more in the detailed images in the shop.

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Once more enjoy your holidays.



My Project December in Shop – Save 30%

Hope you all are getting ready for the holidays – they are not far off. I am hoping to get the house done this weekend with any luck! And My Project December is the final pocket scrapbook project for the year and more than likely I will use other designers next year. I feel great that I made it the entire year and enjoyed myself designing these.

So for a limited time you can find these in my Pickleberrypop Shop and on sale with a savings of 30%.




Here is a layout I did using the product – I hate the owie but I love the layout.


And here are a few layouts by the creative team.

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Happy Holiday to everyone!



New at Pickleberrypop Shop – Save 30%

New to my shop this week is Christmas Trimmings – I have it was a scrap kit, solids and clusters! A huge set to easily  decorate your pages. Check out the layouts in the shop – detailed images. They are stunning.


Well I am going to keep this short and sweet, as I seem to have gotten sick really good this time! And need to get back to bed! Enjoy your weekend, you will find me in bed- not where I would like to be.





November Pickle Barrel Has Arrived!! Each $1.00 Through Monday

I always love this time of the month, goodies and on sale! Yes, we are talking about Pickle Barrel time. I have done only 3 products this month due to some health issues. But I can say those have been treated and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
So I have made another of My Memory Masks Set 8 – A set of Eclectic Borders and a new set of Funky Masked Frame sets. The funky frames are layered so that you can change them up – tuck items in between and make them your own.
You can only find them at my Pickleberrypop shop. And through Monday they are on sale for $1.00 for each set.




The creative team used various products in my shop to do there layouts, hoping this will inspire you to take already purchased product and use in a new and different ways.

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Here is wishing you all a fantastic weekend and enjoying what surrounds you.



All New in My Panstoria Shop

New releases in my Panstoria shop. If you are an Artisan user - please check out my other blog.

This release has some fun and fantastic products in kit and bundle format. You all realize that Christmas just days away. It also means that you will be taking lots of photographs during the holidays. For our family it starts the day after Thanksgiving and continues through Christmas Day and on some years even after Christmas. So I think I will be prepared with these products.

And if your family is anything like ours, you are spending a bit more time in the kitchen making items that are always around your house for the holidays. The Recipe Madness product is perfect for showcasing those special recipes and your making up these delicious treats.

And lastly, Trust you Wings neutral colors with soft elements and if you like roses, it is a must have. Inspirational word art, perfect little labels and clusters to add to your pages.

I hope each and everyone has a wonderful week.



My Project November is in the Shop! And On Sale for Limited Time

Well finally before the month was over I got My Project November is in my Pickleberrypop shop and on sale for a limited time, so grab while you can save 20% on separates and 30% off the bundle. I love this months colors and keeping with the same textures as the previous months projects.





And here are a few of the layouts my talented ladies created using the product.

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Enjoy your Sunday and happy scrappin!



iDSD is Happening and YOU Won’t Want to Miss This One!

Yes it is that special time of year that is dedicated to digital scrapbooking and even more it is gear towards our customer with savings and some fun.

This year we have a ton of specials going on. You can find my shop on sale 40% off thru November 3rd.

Use this special coupon code iDSDsaveextra10 to save an extra 10% on any order over $20.00.

I have added two new $2 treats into the store. You can my shop here.

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All kinds of other goodies to be found at the shop too. So don’t miss out on these either


Hope you all have a wonderful Halloween and enjoy your weekend. I plan on spending the evening tomorrow with family and church members at the Harvest Festival. And  the rest of the weekend shopping and scrapbooking.




Fright Night 2 is Now in the Shop and On Sale!!!

Fright Night 2 is in the shop and coordinates with last year’s Fright Night. Halloween is such a special time for both the young and the more mature:) You get to dress up in clothes that you would never be caught dead in otherwise and stroll the streets or you get to be your favorite character. Either way it is always a great night to have some fun along with way too much sweets.

You will find Fright Night 2 in my Pickleberrypop shop and it is on sale for limited time with a savings of 30%. You can use a code for Fright Night (the original) to also save 30%. Use the code FrightNight and make sure you have Fright Night in your basket!  Code good through the 28th.




And for some added inspiration here are some adorable layouts the ladies did using the new product.

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While you are cruising the site check out the Treats


Hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy all the small things that really matter in life.



It’s Pickle Barrel Time – Autumn – $1.00 Each – Save with 6 Pack

It’s Pickle Barrel time one of my most favorite times of the year! You will only find this at my Pickleberrypop shop.

You say autumn, I say fall, and either way it is a delightful time of year. The colors that changes color hues, over night from one color to another. The snap–crackle-pop, as you walk on the dried up leaves on the ground to the wonderful cooler weather.

I think you are going to love this months product and all are marked at $1.00 through Monday or get the FWP on the 6-pack. These will be repackaged after the sale. Don’t miss this exciting sale.



You FWP on the 6 pack is a set of fun word arts


Need some inspiration, take a look at some of the amazing layouts that the creative team did! Check out the product in he shop and there are a ton more that will inspire you.

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Taking a small trip to go visit Mom on Monday, looking forward to spending time with her one on one. And the balance of this weekend I will back to our little project we are building a shelter for Lucy. Well still need to finish part of the roof, add the sides and some chicken wire and with any luck when we get some snow she will go to this area. We have been feeding her here and she so far is sticking close to her new home.


Have a wonderful week. Laura


Yeap!! My Project October is in the Shop! On Sale Now

I finally got My project October up! My favorite time of year with the colors of the leaves changes, the weather that is getting cooler. There is no better time of year as far as I am concerned. There is a little bit of everything in this months project. Come check it out at my Pickleberrypop shop. The bundle is 30% for a limited time and the separates are at 20%.





And here are a few of the layout done by the Creative Team!

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I hope you all have a great weekend, I am lucky that I got a present  a trip on the train to the Grand Canyon so that is my exciting Saturday adventures.




Don’t Miss This Newsletter- FWP -Freebie and More

I will start off with a few little changes you might start seeing, one will be a weekly lottery for a newsletter subscriber! So make sure you are signed up. It could be a free kit, a coupon or anything else I come up with. It will run through Monday following the newsletter release! You will have to email me at before midnight Arizona time on Monday.  Next is a BIG thank you to my wonderful customers that make me feel delighted and thankful every single day!

Now on to the new products! Karma. Destiny. Energy. How we act and what we do, say and treat others comes back to us, tenfold. We are what we think, we are what we say and we are a product of how we act and react. The Golden Rule is a running theme in all belief systems and we know there is truth to “what goes around comes around”.  This kit is ideal for journaling your thoughts about what you do to help make the world a better place for you, me and everyone else. It’s got all of the pieces you need to scrap a special photo, a particular day or thoughts you’d like to focus on and remember. We are all intricately connected to one another.  Wishing you peace and good karma.  You can find this at my Pickleberrypop shop and the bundle is 30% off for a limited time. This bundle has a set of free clusters that will not be going into the shop alone. So right there is a 3.99 savings.


Next if you prefer kits or singles again these are on sale at Pickleberrypop 

And on sale 20% off for a limited time.




Here are some amazing layouts done my Creative Team.


The lottery for this week is the following people


Make sure you email me at before midnight Monday, Arizona time.

The freebie is given in my newsletter – sign up before the end of Monday and a link will be sent so you too can have the freebie.

Hope you all are enjoying the joys Fall brings. I plan on enjoy some outdoor time with the cooler weather and my trees are starting to turn so there will be some photos being taken I am sure.



Friends Across The Miles – New in the Shop – Collab with Little Feet Designs and On Sale!

I was so excited to finally meet back up on social media with Janet Carr – Little feet Designs. We talked for hours it seemed and caught up on all the years we had disappeared from each others lives.  This is all about Friends Across the Miles. You can this in my Pickleberrypop shop and on sale for a limited time.

Preserve the great times and memories you have had with your BFF, your girl friends or your sister(s) with this gorgeous collab kit by Little Feet Designs and myself. Filled with adorable papers, embellishments and fun expressions for you to scrap your photos about friendship! Perfect for heritage pictures too!


And there are some Add On’s you won’t want to miss.

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This was such a fun product to create with Janet and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Here are some layouts from the amazing Creative Team


Fall is here and time to get back into the swing of things, more time out in the great weather, more snuggles on the couch watching a good show or movie. I am excited for the new season to be here, not if we would cool down a little I would be happier.



Yes!!! It is Pickle Barrel Time – Each Product $1.00 Or 6-Pack Get 1 Free

Yes it is Pickle Barrel time, from Friday through Monday you can pick up all the products for $1.00 each or get the 6 pack that you get a FWP and only at my Pickleberrypop Shop.  This months theme and also My Project Monthly is school related. For me September represents the time the little ones and even bigger ones are off to school to gain my knowledge.

So with that here are the product you will have the opportunity to get before they are bundled up to be placed back into the shop. First off is the 6-pack








Here are some layouts done by my amazing Creative Team

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Hope each and everyone of you have an amazing weekend summer is almost over and Fall will be approaching before we all know it.