Monday, August 31, 2009

First Days of School

It's been a few days since I posted, but I've been SUPER busy! My little sister came in last Monday to take care of my kids while I traveled to Phoenix to participate in Creative Escapes! And, OMGoodness was it fantastic...but more on that at another time.
H started 3rd grade last Wednesday!! I just can't believe he's in the 3rd grade! And, as always, I had to take some pictures of him...but can I tell you something disturbing? I swear I was the only mom at his school with a camera! What the heck! But, I didn't let it stop me, I still took pictures!

And here he is with our traditional picture of him leaving the house with his backpack on...

and then at his desk:

Today was M's first day of PreK! She's attending a super school and is every excited about it! So, I also took her picture leaving the house.

Here is one with her teacher!

Let me tell you, I came home and totally took a nap. I'd love another one now, but need to make sure H's homework gets done, the kids practice their instruments, and get a kit finished that I have coming out on Friday! So long...I'll be back with some fun stuff!!!

Oh, and I forgot, today is Manic Monday, don't forget! I have my Fall Splendor collection on for HALF off! What a deal!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

And the Winner is...

I used to do the random drawing. And, our winner is...Melissa!

I will be getting the coupon to you asap! Thank you to all of you who played! I hope you all have an awesome week!!!

And, I'd also like to wish my fabulous sister, Robyn and her hubby Jay "Happy Anniversary!" They are celebrating their 6th anniversary today! Oh, and my Mom and Dad...who are celebrating 41 years of marriage TOMORROW! That's just amazing...what a wonderful example of marriage I have had from my parents! I love you all!

A Couple of Layouts

So, here are a couple of layouts that I haven't posted yet.

Yesterday's Speed Scrap:

Then the one I hosted last week:

Don't forget the Name that Kit game...a chance to win my store. You have a little over 5 hours left to get your entries in! I'll announce the winner later tonight!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Give Away Mania has hit Haynay Designs!

I told you it was Give Away Mania time! The Hunnies all have various RAKS (random acts of kindness) going on, and now it's my turn to get in the game! And, I MEAN game! I have a little thing called the "Name that Kit" game, and here is how it goes:

1. look at the image below.
2. go to my store...find the product/kit that is represented in each square.
3. Email me your list 1.-16. with the corresponding product name. (my email is hhaynay at Subject name "Name that Kit."
4. Your email MUST be to me by Sunday , Aug. 23 at 5:00 pm Mountain time.
5. I will randomly pick a winner among all the correct emails and post here tomorrow night!

Oh, do you want to know what you're playing for? A GC to my ENTIRE store! Yes, you read it right, you could win everything in my store!!!! WOO Hoo!

Okay, here is the image/game board. Here is the link to my store! Good Luck! oh, and HAVE FUN!?!?!?

(And, I'd love for everyone to join me for the Speed Scrap this afternoon at 4 pm Easter, 3 pm Central, 2 pm Mountain, and 1 pm Pacific. It will be TONS of fun! )

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sale-abration, 5 products, and a freebie!!!!

GOOD Morning! So sorry I'm so incredibly late today! My kids actually let me sleep in! And, it's not even my birthday! Okay, that's a lie...It IS my Scrapmatters birthday! Woo Hoo! I've been looking forward to this day all week! We have so much planned! But, first thing's first! I am having a Sale-abration! (don't forget the giveaways the Hunnies are doing)

This will last through Monday! (Keep reading! I'm doing my best to take a few shortcuts so the post isn't four pages long! LOL There IS a freebie today!)

A couple of weeks ago, I created a PP that I got awesome feedback on and decided to make it a full blown kit: "Pebbles and Butterflies"!!

Now, first of all...this is a sister kit to "A Stone's Throw." That means, that their colors are the same! If you have both of these, think of the possibilities! So, I'm selling them as a combo now!

Now, for the Hunnies (and a few of SM CT's) LOs...slide show form! These are just absolutely beautiful!

I also have "Together Forever"photo cluster template package coming out! These come in both psd (not pdf like the package says! LOL) and png! Just clip your photo to the layer to create an awesome photo collage!

And, I also have a few other things that I've really been busting my tail on! My new "Angel Baby Boy: First Year Album" and "Angel Baby Girl: First Year Album!" These are complete albums for your baby's first year, all you need to do is plug in your pictures!

And, finally, the Rub-ons I made last week!

Oh my goodness, that is a lot...I'm been working hard this week! Don't forget to take advantage of the sale and grab your favorites!

And, here are the show offs for today!

They will receiving the "Together Forever" Photo Clusters!

Sadly, next week, I am going to be out of town of Friday! But, you can still send your's in, and I'll be doing my next "Show Offs" on Friday, Sept. 4!

Now, for what you've all been waiting for...your FREEBIE!!!! Click image to download!

Go straight to my store to take advantage of the sale! And, tune in tomorrow HERE on my blog to have a change to win a HUGE prize!!! See you then (and hopefully at my Speed Scrap!) Oh, and don't forget to keep your eyes open for the Haynay Hunnies' Give Away Mania posts! (Their blogs are ** under my favorites! They will post their and/or at SM, DST, or DSA!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Speed Scrap on Saturday

So, if you read yesterday's post about the celebration, you know that I'm hosting a special Speed Scrap at SM on Saturday! Well, I've finished the PP for it...thought I'd give you a peak!

Hope to see you there at 2 pm Mountain on Saturday! Don't forget to be on the lookout for some fun stuff happening this weekend! i know that Kasie has already posted something fun at SM and DSA! Too fun!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I bet you didn't know that I am coming up on being a designer at SM for one year!?!?! Woo Hoo! How exciting! The Hunnies and I have been working all week to figure out some awesome things to do while celebrating this birthday! Let me just say, we are doing OOOOBBBBEEERR give aways! Keep your eyes peeled here, on their blogs, at SM, at DST, and DSA for threads!!! I'm just so excited! (Oh, and did I mention a sale on my products?)

I hope you can make it to the Speed Scrap with a special PP (which is still on my to do list b/c I have been designing like crazy to release 5 new products...yes you heard me...5 new products this Friday!) Stay tuned...and you can begin the look out today. I do believe Kasie might be posting something very soon!

A Speed Scrap Announcement!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Composition Notebook gone Hybrid!

As you know, it's back to school time! Some of your kids have already started, and some are yet to start! (We go back next Wednesday.) In preparation for school, we went supply shopping. This is my favorite time to shop b/c the deals are awesome! When else can you get Crayola Crayons -a 24 pack- for a quarter! Hello! Thank you Target! Anyway, I came across these Composition Notebooks for $0.50 a piece, so of course, I picked a few up. When H saw them, he asked if he could decorate the outside of one. YES! Let me help! Here is our final product:

As it was printing, I decided that I could write a quick and easy tutorial for you guys. You could do these for school, for a first day of school teacher's gift, or just to have fun.

1. We got on the computer and designed the front and back covers. (Create the covers at 7" x 9 3/4"--thank you Kari!) He picked everything out, we changed the design several times! At first he wanted no picture, then he wanted one, etc. He couldn't decide between a sports theme or not,etc. We finally settled on using this pic of one of his best friends from Arkansas--using "A Stone's Throw" And "Home Run Derby." Here is what it looked like in Photoshop.

2. After printing, cut down the covers with a paper cutter.

3. my supplies: (not sure why, but Blogger keeps rotating the picture and I can't fix it.)

4. Attach the front cover with adhesive. I also used glue dots to secure it more.

5. Use a bone folder to smooth out the wrinkles.

6. Use a craft knife to cut the extra paper.

7. File the edges...make sure you file down toward the notebook and not up toward the paper or the paper will lift.

8. Ink the edges to give a finished look.

9. Here you go!

10. And, the happy recipient! (also the photographer for the tutorial!)

Hope you all have a great "Back to School" experience! Enjoy and have fun!

Monday, August 17, 2009

My COOL new Banner

I love it! Denise made it using my part of "Thoroughly Amused"!!! You too can get a banner or blinkie made by Denise...go to her store "Denise Beatty Originals" at Scrapmatters! Plus, she has lots of cool other things like templates that are AWESOME (I use them alot!)

My first round of Show Offs!

It's Monday here in SF and today that means "SHOW OFFS!" I'm so excited to be doing this now and have enjoyed you guys sending me your LOs using my stuff! So fun!!! And, without further they are!

These ladies are going to receive my new Basic Elements RubOns! They will be officially released Friday, so you get them a little early!

And, I've been thinking about this a little more. Monday seemed like a great idea, but the timing with new releases isn't great. So, I think I am going to switch my Show Off Day to Friday! So, everyone has until Friday to send me some more showoffs!!! Too fun! I can't wait to see what you have. Just send me your web-ready pages to hhaynay at gmail dot com with the subject of Show Off! And, you too will be in a slide show and receive a little goodie from me!

And, today is also Manic Monday at SM! You can get one of my favorite kits: "Mint Chocolate Chip" for 50% off today only!

Have a great week!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Announcements today:

First things first. I totally forgot to blog this earlier, but you still have time! SM is having a CT call! SM is the friendliest site ever with super talented designers and scrappers!

And, tomorrow I'm hosting a SS! You know I love to host these things....I guess I better get going on the instructions and my LO! ;)
Here is the PP I created for it. All you have to do is participate and you get this for free!

Hope I see you all there! Have a great day...I know I will! I'm having a mommy day! a day all to myself!