Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Friday! CU Grab bag new kit and a Bundle pack :)

Hello to all :) I am a bit late this week posting my new releases and I have a lot to share and lots to do so I am going to cut the chatter and get right down to sharing the goodies :) Have you seen what newsletter subscribers are getting this month? Are you interested in knowing first about special sales, new products and promotions and, of course, freebies? Have a look at what I'm handing out this month:

Go ahead and click the newsletter tab above and start receiving news from River~Rose in your inbox!

::Now for this weeks new releases::
I have added a CU Grab Bag with $13.00 worth of product for only $5! Grab it while you can! Here's a peek but if you can't stand the surprise you can look at the extra previews in store:

CU Grab Bag 1
CU Grab Bag 1 by River~Rose

Here is something fresh and new, a brighter side while the weather is still cold and dreary where I live:

Awakening by river~rose

Remember when I was featured at 5 Star Digital Scrapbooking? Here sit he kit that was offered with some fantastic new additions all in one bundle in case you missed it!

Cranberry Sparkle Bundle
Cranberry Sparkle by river~rose
Here is some awesome inspiration from the River~Rose Creative Artists:
Using Awakening
Using the Cranberry Sparkle Bundle
Be sure to click and go leave them some love ♥ 
That's all I have for you today but please come back and link me up to any creations you make using my product and I may just have a little something for you ;) 
Have a wonderful weekend and lots of loving for Valentines day!
By the way, if you come here and things are a little wonky from time to time please check back as I am still in the middle of changing things around here :)
Happy scrapping!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Facebook Updates, Please Read

 This message was shared by K-Joi Studios and I wanted to pass it along so everyone could be informed. I hope you find it helpful;

Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your newsfeed from the same people lately? Have yo...u also noticed that when you post things like status messages, photos and links, the same circle of people are commenting and everyone else seems to be ignoring you?
Don't worry, everyone still loves you and nobody has intentionally blocked you. The problem is that a large chunk of your friend/fan list can't see anything you post and here's why:
The "New Facebook" has a newsfeed setting that by default is automatically set to show ONLY posts from people who you've recently interacted with or interacted the most with (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the new profile). So in other words, for both business and personal pages, unless your friends/fans commented on one of your posts within those few weeks or vice versa - you are now invisible to them and they are invisible to you!!
HERE'S THE FIX: Scroll down to the bottom of the newsfeed on the homepage and click on "Edit Options", click on "Show Posts From" and change the setting to "All Of Your Friends and Pages" Note: This is the fix for personal pages but I am unsure of whether or not the business pages are set up the same way.
Simply posting an update about it won't do any good because lots of your friends/fans already can't see your posts by default. You'll either have to send out a message to everyone on your list (which I'm not even sure business pages can do and is a rather tedious method) or post an event explaining the situation like this one and invite your entire fan base and/or friend list. You can also tweet about it hoping that most of your fellow facebookers are also on twitter.

I've alerted some of the big facebook security sites that I know of and they are working on finding an easier solution for companies to let their customers know about the situation.

Shame on facebook for altering the default setting and not telling people and business pages about it! Just think about how many companies posted Christmas sales and discounts without having any idea that their customers couldn't see the updates


Friday, February 4, 2011

The wind of change blowing through the river. Or at least it is blowing through the River~Rose blog. Over the next several days/weeks you will start to notice some exciting changes around here! Not in design, it will look the same but Katie (my CT Lead) and I have put our heads together and have come up with some great ideas all with the intentions of bringing you newsworthy information, exciting challenges, helpful links that are sure to add to your abilities as scrappers, crafters and designers alike! Plus, so much more! So please excuse any dust while we work toward bringing you the content you deserve. On that note, have you joined us on Facebook yet? Yep! River~Rose now has a fanpage and I'm so excited about it. I am still in the process of setting things up there also but you can join me as I am already posting some "need to know" things and asking for your feedback. Come on, give yourself a voice and a chance to know first what is happening with River~Rose Designs on Facebook now!
Lastly, I wanted to show you this weeks releases. Are you in the mood for love? Maybe you need a boost and some inspiration or maybe you need some new supplies to get your Valentine's creative juices flowing? Whatever the reason, I hope you'll love this weeks new releases which are 25% off through Sunday February 6th:

Feel all the love with this kit created with Valentines day and everyday love in mind. WIth this download you will receive the following:
  • 15 papers, jpg, 300dpi
  • 50 elements, png. 300dpi
Young Love by River~Rose
Remember your first love? Id your child experiencing this him or her self? Maybe you have some other things in mind for an all purpose kit such as this. Either way you will fall in love with the unique colors, papers and elements included with this kit. Your download will include the following:
  • 12 papers, jpg, 300dpi
  • 41 elements, png, 300dpi
Be sure to check out the River~Rose Gallery at FPD for an ultimate source for inspiration and help getting started with your lovely Valentine or any day creations!

::Here are some other happenings at FPD you will be glad to know::
Available February 3rd is this months Funky Playground Designs designer collab with a very special offer! It will also be on sale 50% off From February 3-9

Find out more about the Funky Club at FPD by clicking on the image below:
Funky Club - Volume 2 - Subscription

Are you signed up for my newsletter yet? Here is what subscribers only are getting, available for the entire month of February:
Wow, what a long post! I'm glad you even made it this far, lol I hope to see you on join me on Facebook and come check out all the exciting things happening in the FPD forum too! Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thank you to you! Winners announced too :)

Hello everyone. I first wanted to thank those who stopped by my Facebook page, e-mailed me, posted here and by any other means stopped by to say happy birthday! Thank you also to those who simply stop by to see what's new and follow me to see what I have out next. It's because of you that I keep doing what I am doing ♥ 

Ok, enough of the warm fuzzies :P I am going to try and keep this short and sweet today. Remember how I said there would be something exciting? Here it is...a birthday sale! But hurry, it will only last a few days.

My new kit "Nineteen Seventy Six" will be only $2
PLUS everything else in my store over $2 will be 40% off for FOUR DAYS ONLY!
Sale is good January 27th through January 31st
NOTE: You will only see sale prices in your cart.

Here is the brand new kit I made in honor of my birthday:

Here is a fresh and new concept for a birthday kit. With unique color combination and elements, your pages will truly stand out! This kit is also great as other non-theme related layouts and projects. Included with your download you will receive the following:
  • 12, 12x12 background papers, 300dpi jpg format
  • 2 alpha sheets, lowercase letters only
  • numbers 0-9, individual and hand written files
  • 40 elements
You can see more about this kit in store HERE
And now for the winner of this kit. Congratulations to 

 Please contact me at 
Thank you to everyone for playing along. Please be sure to stop by Monday for the next sneak peek giveaway! I wish you all a wonderful weekend and that you get LOTS of scrapping time :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner and new kit reveal this morning as promised. I will be doing this in the morning on Friday instead (CST). Until then, here is a link to my newsletter which may contain some VERY interesting information for that you will love ♥ Thank you for your patience and understanding and I hope you'll have a look at the newsletter and come back to see the updated blog in the morning. Have a wonderful evening!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sneak Peek Giveaway and Milk Money Monday!

Happy Monday to you all :) Did you have a good weekend? I had a productive week last week and finished up over the weekend. What have I been up to? A complete re-organization of my paper scrapbook and crafting supplies! After that, I needed to paint the wall an extra special color to get the creative juices flowing when I sit to play. That is what I did over the weekend along with other household duties. Here was my inspiration for the decorating of the room I'm speaking of I went with more of a turquoise color instead of blue as to not have a nautical feel to it. But I LOVE the red color pop next to it! It doesn't take away just because I used a shade with green. I will try and post photo's when i get done putting things back together today :) Now, how about some digi talk? Of course, it's Monday and what better way to start the week than with rewarding yourself for your accomplishments or just to grabbing a good dea than with Milk Monday Monday?! Here are the items I have up for 50% off today only:

Every Single Day by river~Rose
Regularly: $3.75 Price: $1.88
save 50%

Love Note by river~rose
Regularly: $3.25 Price: $1.63
save 50%

Designer Mix Vol. 1
Regularly: $3.25 Price: $1.63
save 50%
Design Start Vol. 1 Bundled by river~rose
Regularly: $3.65 Price: $1.83
save 50%
Oh, I have something special coming this week and you will NOT want to miss this! First, I want to play another sneak peek game. Comment on this post and tell me your favorite birthday story and I'll come back with a random winner (via and the BIG announcement on January 27th! Here is the image of what you could win. I can't wait to read your stories :)
Have a wonderful week and I hope to see you all back here Thursday, January 27th.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Free Your Mind! Winner Announced and more :)

Happy Thursday to you all! I'll keep today's post as short but still sweet as I can. I'm feeling a bit under the weather so I'll get right down to it.
Here's what I have for you this week, 30% off through Sunday
Free Your Mind by River~Rose
  • 12, 12x12 jpg papers, 300dpi
  • 52 elements, png files, 300dpi
Here is some beautiful inspiration form the River~Rose Creative Artists:
From Glynis

From Tamara and Lynn

From Kate and Katie

From ViolaMoni
i need my space smy freedom swrite about it s

This kit is 30% off through Sunday

I'm excited to share with you, in case you haven't seen, that I have released my first addition to the Funky Club Volume 2. My kit is the 3rd so far and there are more coming each week. Here is mine:
Funky Club - Volume 2 - Week 3

Find out more about the Funky Club at FPD by clicking on the image below:

Funky Club - Volume 2 - Subscription

Finally, here is this weeks winner:

Congrats! Please contact me at

Thanks for reading! I'll be back next week with some extra special news for you! Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead!