Friday, August 1, 2008

It's Opening Day!!!

Well, it has finally arrived. Please go on over to the store and take a look at everything we have for you. Truly one of the finest collections of heritage scrap digital art you will find anywhere.

Everyone associated with this endeavor has worked so incredibly hard. I am putting together a thank you list to post on the site. It is truly a village when setting up a site.

So, without further delay, Ladies & Gents - here is she is: Heritage Scrap

Friday, July 25, 2008

One week to go!!!!

It's one week to go. I have so many ideas in my head that still haven't seen the light of day - I know that it will all get done, but geez I would like about 12 more hours in a day right now. Darn the need for sleep!

Tonight I took a good long swim - it really helped clear out the cobwebs and rejuvenated my creative muse. I had forgotten how cleansing a good swim can be. The water silences the machine around you and for a few stolen moments its just your mind, your body and the crystal clear blue pressing against you.

I want to thank Kitty Chen for the amazing job she has done on the blinkie artwork for the shop. She is incredibly gifted, fast and well, brings the imagination to life!! Here is what she did for a small ad for Heritage Scrap:

And then, here is an example of one of the designer blinkies:

Aren't they just so fun? Matches the site perfectly!! A very big shout out to Alessandra Designs, one of our new Heritage Scrap Designers, who very kindly contributed art from her kit, Seasons of Autumn for the creation of the designer blinkie! The background and finial at the top are right from the shoppe itself - can't wait for you all to see it :)

Well, its late. I best get back to loading product.

See you soon!


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Amazing Days!

As I prepared to announce the design team for Heritage Scrap yesterday, my insides were all filled with butterflies. This is one of the most exciting times in my life - and to have these amazing designers on board is still a bit astounding.

I am so honored to have these artists share their work with this shoppe. There is so much beauty and individuality in their approach.

We all look forward to seeing you at the store opening on August 1st. I will post a discount code here on the blog on opening day - so check back!!

See you soon!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Setting Sail!


Well, I am taking the advice of my favorite quote by Mark Twain, "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER."

I have been a genealogist and family researcher for over 10 years. I came to digital scrapbooking with a desire to merge my passions for history, art and research. After several years of learning the business and growing as an artist and designer, I am very pleased to announce that on August 1st my new store, Heritage Scrap, will open for business.

My focus now and for the next couple of weeks is assembling a phenomenal, inspiring and creatively driven design team. I know you are out there - and it doesn't matter to me whether or not you are currently selling in a store or if you are a familiar name or not. Heck, to most reading this I am probably an unknown as well! What matters most is that you have true talent, enthusiasm and a strong work ethic.

You will find my commission fair, my leadership focused, professional and team centered, and the experience rewarding. I look forward to receiving your submissions and learning more about you.

To apply, please email me 2 preview images as stated in the ad above to

All the Best!
Kate McClellan

Sunday, May 11, 2008


This kit is pure French market, shabby chic delight all wrapped up in black, pink and white! Gorgeous papers, a cute alpha pack and fun accent & embellishments come together in a playful, old fashioned hatbox inspired kit - and this kit coordinates perfectly with my Tea in Paris papers and embellishments!!/

Hatbox contains the following:

8 papers
3 layered pattern frames
3 square glass buttons
2 paper clips
3 cutout borders
1 round glass page baubles
1 decorative Paris page bauble
1 blank page bauble
2 silk ribbons – striped
1 polka dot paper tag
1 glass oval tag
1 polka dot paper key
1 set polka dot brackets
2 silk flowers
1 upper case alpha set with numbers 0-9

Perfect for a wide variety of scrapbooking layouts, card making and paper crafts. Created at 300dpi for high resolution print. Drop shadows are for display only.

Available with both personal use and S4O/S4H licenses.


Versaille - Glass Alpha Sets

Being a romantic Francophile at heart, I absolutely adore anything to do with the gilded age of Paris. There is nothing more gilded that the Grand Dame of all palaces, Versailles – and she is the inspiration for my two new alphas, Gilded Rose and Gilded Bleu.

The Gilded Bleu set is inspired by skies painted on the ceilings within Versailles and the exquisite pale pink set, Gilded Rose, found its inspiration from paintings and fabrics in Marie Antoinette's bedroom. Each set lays beneath clear crystal glass and is encased in sparkling gold and highlights a shimmering gold letter. They include a full set of uppercase letters.

Use them to accent your next romantic page, card or paper craft. They also coordinate with several of my paper packs and kits - Blue, Pink, Tea in Paris and Hatbox. Check them out!!


Heritage Scrap Designs by Kate McClellan

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