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More Christmas-y Freebies :)

Not much time for posting tonight – but I did want to send another freebie your way! These templates coordinate with Christmas Heart, and even have a few real elements in there too :)! I loved these quick pages I made for Doris Castle (with her GORGEOUS kit, Snow Drift) so much that I decided to make a template set from them, to put in the store – but I ran out of time, so here are the two I did finish. Enjoy!

Christmas-y Templates

*Click Here to Download*

Freebies, Giveaways and Sales, Oh My!

Merry Christmas!!!!!! I have lots of news today, so let me just get started :)! First, I wanted to let you know I put a new option in my store for buying all of my Christmas Heart goodies. You can now save $5 on your purchase if you get the bundle, which includes the paper pack, elements, printable projects and the quick pages :).

 

Update: This kit is now a freebie! *Click Here to Download*

Giveaways!

Next, I wanted to let you in on a few giveaways going on right now – you have a chance to win one of the Christmas Heart Printables sets right here at DST’s 12 Days of Christmas, and there is also a gift card up for grabs at Emily Giovanni’s Blog-a-versary celebration – plus a bunch of other awesome prizes!

Sales!

Sunshine Studio Scraps has a really cool sale every week called Sunny Sunday. Everything in the Sunny Sunday category is $2 or less :)! So I decided to join in the fun this week – all of my templates are only $2 this Sunday only 12/7/2008!!!

Real Flower Templates

Real Flower Templates

Layered Shape Templates

Layered Shape Templates

Autumn Shapes

Autumn Shape Templates

My Favorite Things Templates

All My Favorite Things Templates

Did you think I forgot the freebies? LOL – of course not :)! Here’s one I made using elements from my Christmas Heart kit :). I have some more freebies in store for you too – but I will save them for a future post. If you grab this freebie, please spread the Christmas cheer by leaving a Christmas-y comment on this post :)!!!

Christmas-y Cluster Freebie

*Click Here to Download Freebie!*

Christmas Heart Hybrid Inspiration

Oh boy, I’m SO EXCITED! I have teamed up with the super talented hybrid genius, Kelleigh Ratzlaff to offer you these new printable projects :)! Kelleigh has a whole store over at The Digi Chick filled with fab hybrid templates, and I am thrilled that she has agreed to use her craft creating skills to make these fun projects with my designs.

Aren’t they beautiful? I think they would be PERFECT for filling with candy :). Maybe for a teacher gift, or to give to your favorite neighbor :)? Can’t wait to make one!

UPDATE: These are now available as freebies :)! *Click Here*

Christmas Heart Printables

I also put together a quick page set using Christmas Heart, which is now in the store:

Christmas Heart Quick Pages

Here’s a close-up view , so you can see the details:Christmas Heart Quick Pages Details

Besides Kelleigh’s awesome boxes, I have also been wanting to share some other hybrid projects created by my Christmas Heart “One-Kit-CT”. I never asked them to make something hybrid, so imagine my surprise and delight when I saw these :)!!!!

Brooke made a really sweet card – love the quote on this one :)!

Brooke - In Oregon

Brooke - In Oregon

And Wendy made a whole bracket album – isn’t it fantastic?? I really enjoyed looking at all of her wonderful family photos :)!

Wendy

Wendy

Have you made any Christmas-y hybrid projects? I love to see them, so please share!

Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Hybrid Christmas Star Ornament  Merry Christmas :)! You will be hearing that a lot from me this month, because this is one of the happiest times of year for me, and I like to really enjoy it and spread the joy as much as I can :)! I noticed that the Christmas Edition of The Daily Scrapper is up – check it out, you don’t want to miss this one!! As you may know, The Daily Scrapper is a FREE online newspaper filled with great articles, tutorials, inspiration and more. This month’s special edition includes two tutorials by me :). There are actually five tuts in there this month plus lots more ideas for hybrid gifts and cards. One of my tutorials shows how you can make a 3D star-shaped Christmas Tree ornament using the Golden Star Mini Album (on sale for only $1.50 right now) plus chipboard stars. If you’re feeling really creative, you could make your own star-shaped digital pages and use them with cardboard or heavy card stock if you want to just use supplies you have on hand :). Click HERE to see the full tutorial :)!

P.S. Another great reason to check out the Christmas Edition of TDS is the huge Christmas Bazaar section which is packed with special coupons, sales and of course feebies :)!!!

Where’s Jess?

Hi everyone :)! Just wanted to drop in and say thanks SO MUCH for your encouragement and support as I have been trying my hand at designing!!! I appreciate you all more than you know – and I want to say a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU for purchasing my first kits!! Now that the block party at CRD is over, my kits are no longer available at this time… but I have enjoyed designing so much that I am pretty sure you can expect to see more from me in the future ;)!!!

Inside the ScrapArtist Studio with Amanda RockwellSome friends recommended this awesome class by Amanda Rockwell – so I used some of my earnings to sign up. I’m so glad I did!! It is well worth the money because you get tutorials, a forum where you can learn from other designers, and TONS of great “commercial use” downloads! I know several of you are now designing too – so I wanted to make sure you heard about this cool resource. If you sign up, make sure you tell Amanda your forum username – because that will get you quicker access. And please let Amanda know I sent you :)! Hope to see you there!

In the meantime there are always the hybrid projects, quick pages and templates I have for sale still at Christina Renee Designs and Weeds and Wildflowers – but those will be going away at the end of the year to make room for the new in 2009!

Cute Star-Shaped Mini Album

The CRD block party and sale was extended for another week and continues this weekend – can you believe it??? I guess there were tons of people emailing Christina asking her to extend the sale, and she DID! What a cool chick :)! So I have another new product in there for this weekend’s release: the Golden Star Mini album:

*Click Here to Purchase the Golden Star Mini Album*  Sorry, no longer available

Golden Star Mini Album Preview

Description:

These cute star-shaped quick pages were created with Christina Renee’s gorgeous new Color Theory: Gold kit. Use these mini album pages (measuring about 3.75″ by 3.5″) to create a hybrid keepsake album you will cherish! Simply place your digital photos behind the frames to instantly design charming digital layouts which can then be printed, cut out and adhered to star-shaped pages. They work with the 4″ cardboard star-shaped albums from Oriental Trading Company, or you can easily create your own album by mounting them on chipboard or cardstock. Set contians eight 300 dpi .PNG quickpages (including a cover page and a back page with space for text).

Here are some pics – this is such a quick and easy project!!

Golden Star Mini Album

Golden Star Mini Album

I also had a super fun idea for another hybrid project using this mini album, and I’m working on writing a tutorial for it right now, so keep an eye out for that one in the future :).

Have a great weekend! Tomorrow we’re heading out to my brother-in-law’s for the weekend – it’s my nephew’s 4th birthday and there is an awesome pirate themed party planned :)!

Fun Fall Festivities :)!

Well, I have just had a BLAST this month designing for Christina Renee’s block party! I don’t think I will be able to stop making digi kits after all this fun, it is really addicting :). But, I’m soooooo sad to say that this is the LAST release for the block party – I wish it could go on forever though! But what better weekend to finish things off – tomorrow is Digital Scrapbooking Day – YIPPEEEEEE! I know there are TONS of wonderful events and sales going on in the digi world this weekend, but you really must make time for the events at CRD :). Tomorrow there will be freebies every hour for a huge part of the day at CRD’s Authentic Artistry blog; the block party designers got together for ANOTHER collab and we will be offering it up bit by bit throughout the day – but you will have to be quick – each freebie is for a limited time only. More about that tomorrow :)

For TODAY, there is a big sale going on (including all of my products – everything is under $5) with lots and lots of new stuff plus a FREE collab kit with $10 purchase. Here’s a preview of the collab, French Cafe – Ooh La La :)! The preview on the right shows the parts I contributed – you can see I’ve been experimenting with my stylus and tablet again, LOL :). Plus, there are over 30 coordinating papers not shown here!

I also made a new kit!!! Now that the days are getting colder, my little guy has been asking for his favorite sweater more and more, and he just looks sooooo cute in it – so that was what inspired me to create this kit: Cozy Sweater! There are some talented scrappers working on layouts using this kit, so look for those in a future post (plus one from me with Gabe and his famous sweater)!

*Click Here to Purchase Cozy Sweater*

I also made new quick page set, this time using Christina’s new Color Theory: Gold.

*Click Here to Purchase the Golden Quick Page Set*

I put a lot of detail into these quick pages, and I’m so happy with how they turned out – the tiny preview pictures do not do them justice, so I will have to make some pages with these so you can get a better idea of what they look like :).  But for now, I need to get ready for a fabulous fall afternoon with Gabe (he is going to be dressed up as Elmo tonight for the Fall Festival at our church – so adorable)!

Oh yeah – don’t miss this gorgeous freebie by sherriejd!

My First Digi Kit for Sale (plus a new freebie)!

The block party at Christina Renee Designs is still going strong, and this week’s release includes an awesomely HUGE collection of kits called The Color Theory. Each participating designer chose one color to create a monochromatic kit from :)! Of course my favorite color is PINK, but I couldn’t claim that color for myself because the pink kit is a wonderful collaboration from ALL the designers, and all of the proceeds from that kit will go to the Susan G Komen foundation in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month. I was so honored to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause :)!

Here’s a preview of the pink charity kit (click here to purchase).

In addition to making a few items for the pink collaboration kit, I also created my very first digital scrapbooking kit for sale! At first I didn’t have the courage to join in and try to make a whole kit, but in the last minute I decide to just go for it :)! By that time the only two colors left open where burgundy or olive green. I decided on green, since I love the pink/green color combo, and I was already making some pink things for the charity kit.  So, without further ado, here’s my kit, Color Theory: Olive!

(click here to purchase – it’s on sale today!)

The olive color reminds me of vintage/retro things (remember those olive green household appliances and furnishings of yesteryear?), so I made some retro style papers and embellishments for this kit. I also put in a few treasures from this summer’s antiquing trips; including an old worn page from a 1920′s hymnal I found in a local antiques store. The hymn “This is my Father’s World” was the inspiration for several of the other items in the kit, you’ll see what I mean if you read the lyrics:

This is my Father’s world,
and to my listening ears
all nature sings, and round me rings
the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world:
I rest me in the thought
of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
his hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world,
the birds their carols raise,
the morning light, the lily white,
declare their maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world:
he shines in all that’s fair;
in the rustling grass I hear him pass;
he speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Father’s world.
O let me ne’er forget
that though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let the earth be glad!

Isn’t that last stanza encouraging? I love old hymns like that one :)!

Here’s a layout I made using the Color Theory: Olive kit, plus a few of my things from Color Theory: Pink. It was such fun to create a digital page completely using my own designs :). I will be back soon with pages made by my “one-kit-CT” :)!

I also made a quick page with some of the items from Color Theory: Olive. If you like it, feel free to grab it – it’s a free gift from me to you :)!

*Click Here to Download*

Hope you’re having a nice day, and don’t forget to include a link to your blog when you comment, so I can come visit you too :)!

CRD Block Party, Sale and Freebie!

Have you been over to Christina Renee’s site lately? For the month of October, she is throwing a fabulous block party with products from over 20 designers – I’m just blown away with everything these talented ladies have in the store!! Each week there will be a new release so there is even more to come. I am so happy to be joining in on the fun this week too – for this new release I have created six 12″x12″ digital quick pages, using tons of Christina Renee’s classic designs.  I also made a set of hybrid cards, inspired by some cards I’ve made with CRD designs in the past. Christina has a totally unique style, which I find really inspiring and it has been a blast teaming up with her to bring you these new products!

Here are the quick pages (Click image to purchase. P.S. they’re on sale for 30% off today):

Here’s a close up of one of the quick pages. I love the time-worn feel of CRD’s designs – they create an instant sense of history and romance to a layout. I wish this preview could show the true detail of the pages, but I just can’t get the low resolution preview images to look as pretty as the full size pages do -  you’ll have to take my word for it, they look much better in real life :)!

Here is the hybrid card set, (Click image to purchase. Also 30% off today):

This is a close-up look of some of the cards I made using the set. I love how fast these come together! They all have a vintage artistic feel to them. They are not too frilly or pretty, so you could give them to a guy too – it’s tough to find creative things to give guys, isn’t it?

This is the card I made for my brother’s birthday this summer, which was what inspired me to make this set. Tip: I used double sided photo paper to print the card on, then I printed a patterned paper on the opposite side, so the inside of the card would look good too. Then I made a hybrid design as the birthday message, and adhered that inside the card. Fun stuff!

Oh, and I just remembered the other super cool thing I wanted to tell you about the Block party at CRD!! If you are in the mood for a digi shopping spree, this is the time to do it – there are two huge collaboration kits up for grabs over there: one is free with a $10 purchase, and if you spend $20 you get BOTH kits for free :)!

Here are the kit previews:

OK, I think that about wraps it up for block party news :). Are you ready for the freebie?

I have had a digital pen and tablet since spring, but I really haven’t had the time or patience to learn how to use them yet. This little owl sketch is one of my first feeble attempts at digital drawing – don’t laugh at me :)! Hopefully I will get much, much better with more practice LOL! There is also a stamp and a pumpkin in there created from some of my photos from previous Octobers.

*Click Here to Download the Freebie*

I hope you have a fall layout or project you can use these with – enjoy!

Sale Extended

Since I didn’t get a chance to blog about the Camping Out Quick Album sale until late Saturday, we have extended it through the end of today. So there’s still time to grab it for 20% off if you haven’t already :)!

Here are some more pages from the album, using photos from a hike we went on with my sister a few years ago. Yes, I’m way behind on my scrapping – better late than never, right? It made me so nervous to see my sister sitting right on the ledge like that, but isn’t it a beautiful photo?

Hope your week is off to a great start!!

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