Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I have a freebie for you beautiful ladies! If you like my new kit, Mother's Photo Album, and want to try it out for free, come on over and pick up my free quick page at the Heritage Scrap Shop. For even more variety, join in on my Designer Challenge and win the Companion Kit free, as well. These kits come with several vintage frames that are all slightly lifted off the page to give your layouts a look of realism. People will be trying to pick up your photos! ;)

Thanks for using my products!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Come join my Challenge and WIN A FREE KIT!

Here is the Mother's Photo Album Companion Kit that you can win free in my Mother's Photo Album Challenge! You will find all the details in the Designer's Challenge Forum at Heritage Scrap.

Simply buy my Mother's Photo Album Kit (see below) and make a layout with it. Upload it to my gallery and you will get this kit FREE!!

We have started the Life Book Challenge, but it's not to late to join in. You will find details of that challenge here.

Looking forward to seeing you around the Forums at Heritage Scrap! (And keep watching. I'll be putting up a Freebie soon!)

Friday, February 20, 2009

A "Real" Kit

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Hi Lovely Ladies!

I had never made a whole kit before - just word art, alphas and elements. So I've been doing lots of tutorials and learning how to do neat things with my new software and I am the kind of person that has to just TRY something to prove to myself whether I can do it or not. So, as the Little Engine said, "I think I can. I think I can." :)

Here is the result of my first try. As soon as it hits the store, I'll come back here and post the link for you. Watch the Forum at Heritage Scrap because very soon, I'll be hosting my first designer challenge. Buy this kit from the store, use it to make a layout, post it in my gallery, and you will get the add on pack for free! Ooh, this is SO exciting!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Come see us on Facebook

Heritage Scrap is proud to announce our new Facebook Group. If you're on Facebook, please come join us, write on our wall or join in a discussion. We'll keep you informed of challenges and sales and anything else you need to know about us through Facebook Messages. Can't wait to meet you face to face(book). ;)

Come be Challenged!

We, at Heritage Scrap are beginning two new challenges today.

The first one, the Life Book Challenge, is my baby. ;) I am hosting a "scrap together" challenge for those of you who are interested in making a Life Book for someone in your life (or even yourself). It starts with the person's birth and goes chronologically through their life. This week we are gathering information and making the cover of our books. One person who uploads a layout to the gallery each week will be chosen to win a $5.00 gift certificate for the Shop, so why not come on over and join us? Life Books make great gifts for birthdays, Christmas, etc. Consider making one for a parent, grandparent, sibling or child!

The other challenge that's starting is the Family Recipe Layout Challenge - February 14th through 27th. This challenge is to highlight a favorite family recipe or food tradition in your family tree. Please scrap a single layout - can be a single or double page layout, with journaling. All entries will be put into a drawing for a store gift certificate.

Prize will be awarded on Sunday, February 28th and selected layout posted in our weekly newsletter.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's SALE Time!

Our Valentine Sale is going on this weekend at Heritage Scrap. All my sets are on sale at 30% off. I've just added three new items, so come on over and grab them for $1.58. You can get almost 3 sets for the price of a cuppa joe at that famous coffee place! ;) So give yourself a little love and buy yourself some word art! (Pick up that freebie while you are there!)

Check out our challenges, too. The Life Book Challenge is set to start this weekend! Check the forum for details. And HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Come and Grab a Freebie!

I have just finished a 12X12 word art overlay for all your layouts showing your everlasting love. Click right over to the store and pick it up for FREE!! Enjoy!

Monday, February 9, 2009


Welcome to my new Victorian Rose Designs blog! Let me begin by telling you about how I came to be Victorian Rose Designs.

For many years, I was a graphic designer, working primarily for two major banks in Pittsburgh (along with several other smaller clients). Eventually, I traded my paper and ink in for thread and focused my attention on custom embroidery designs (dba Victorian Rose Embroidery). I finally put Victorian Rose to bed when we moved to our farm a few years ago and I put all my time and effort into remodeling our farmhouse (from retro 70s to Victorian cottage), and enjoying my family and our new farm.

Two years ago, my husband (and my computer geek ;) bought me Digital Scrapbook software for Christmas. As I got more and more into digi scrapping, I spent my evenings and free time preserving memories for our children. I am a very serious genealogist and have been blessed with many pictures of several branches and generations of my family. I joined my love for genealogy research with my love for digital scrapping and got to work on my Heritage Albums. For two years, I honed my skills at Digital Scrapbook Place and garnered some honors and recognition for my work.

Then, one day I was looking something up on the internet, and stumbled across a site called Heritage Scrap. As soon as I saw it, I knew I was home! Heritage Scrap combines the Victorian decor, the Heritage scrapbooking and the genealogy research that I enjoy, all in one place! The kits in the store were just gorgeous! I was SO in love! :)

I started posting in the forums and posted a link to my heritage album. There was an opening on the Creative Team, and based on the heritage album I had been building for two years at DSP, I was asked to come on board the team.

A few days later, I dusted off my old graphic designer hat and answered a design call, applying to be a designer at Heritage Scrap, doing primarily word art and text elements. Kate enthusiastically welcomed me aboard, and here I am. One thing that really caught my eye at Heritage Scrap was Kate's introduction in the store. In it, she says,

"The art of heritage scrapbooking is based in the warmth of traditions, the comfort of family and the desire to build a lasting and meaningful connection between our past and our futures. You are the storytellers - the keepers of the gate to your own family's rich and fascinating history, and a priceless legacy that is now yours to build upon and share with the generations to come."

I look forward to creating designs that will help others preserve those priceless heirlooms for future generations! The Victorian Rose is no longer dormant. May she bloom with vigor as we move forward!