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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!

Quick Post – Don’t Miss This :)

Gabe and I are meeting friends at the Botanical Gardens this morning, so I’m going to post really quick now so you don’t miss out… more details to come! There’s a huge block party going on at Christina Renee Designs for the month of October, and I’m so excited to be joining the long list of fabulous designers over there this week :)!!! I have two items for sale in the store, which are on sale for 30% off TODAY ONLY!

OK – gotta run, more info and a FREEBIE to come during Gabe’s nap time :)!

UPDATE: Click here for the freebie and for all the party details :)!!!!

Summer Birthdays Galore!

I’m home from my vacation, and I have lots of catching up to do!! We had a wonderful time in New England, if you want to see some photos from my trip, you can check them out here (I will be adding more soon). During our vacation, we had Gabe’s second birthday party and we also had a big cook-out to celebrate all of the summer birthdays in the family (mine included). What a great trip!!!

Meanwhile, in the digital scrapbooking world, there have also been plenty of birthday celebrations and new releases too, check it out:

Shabby Miss Jenn had a birthday bash with tons of new releases!

I made this card with her huge Birthday Wishes kit – it’s just what I needed!

This fun page about the crazy contest between my husband and his friends was made with SMJ’s new Going Green kit (p.s. I know about the typo, lol) 

And Lanne has some new photo tools in the shoppe – I have been playing around with her awesome photo textures. NOTE: I am still really new to using these, so I have no idea if I’m doing it right, but I’m having fun at least LOL!

And the page above was made with Shabby Miss Jenn’s Pickled Petunias available at the super cool Aussie shop www.pickleberrypop.com!

Shabby Princess also had some new releases while I was away!

This page is made with her new Sandbox collection, great for boy pages!!!

And my favorite collection from this new release is Gabby, which I used for the page above – there are so many great pieces in there, so go check it out to see the rest :)!

And Shabby Princess also did a collab with Gina Miller, called Fresh-n-Fruity, which is available at Gina Miller Designs. I used it to make the page above :).

Last but not least, Weeds and Wildflowers is kicking off a big birthday bash starting TODAY! There’s a big sale going on (including all of my Quick Albums)! Here’s the message from their site:

Phew! Sorry for the long post, but I think I’m all caught up now :)!!! Happy shopping ;).

As You Wish Designs

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I had a wonderful long weekend celebrating the Fourth of July with my husband and son. Now I’m all rested up and ready to get the week off to a great start :)! The first order of business is to tell you about a new digital designer: Janet, of As You Wish Designs!! Janet has been a familiar face around DigiShop Talk for quite some time, so it was fun to see her join the world of designers recently when she set up shop at Shabby Pickle Designs. And I was totally thrilled when she sent me a gift certificate to her new store (thanks girl)!!!! It took me forever to decide what to pick up, her store is filled with such beautiful things! I love her bright, bold colors and patterns, so I just had to make some extra bold pages! 

Credits: A Pocketful of Daisies by As You Wish Designs; Felted Wool Flowers – As You Wish Designs; Fonts: Cry Kitty and Generic Font.

Photoshop Tips and Tricks

  • To make the pocket look “full” I used the burn tool around the outer edges to darken them a bit and the dodge tool in the center to make a highlight (I also duplicated the pocket layer and set the blend mode to color dodge (43% opacity), but that was just to make it look funky ;).
  • I used the overlay blend mode on the word “Joy” to make it look like it was part of the pocket.
  • There are tons of other blend modes in use for all of the text and most of the other elements of the page as well – no particular method, I just played around until I liked the look :)! 

Credits: A Pocketful of Daisies by As You Wish Designs; Free page template (altered slightly) by Michelle Filo. Fonts: Jailbird Jenna, Outwrite, 39 Smooth.

Photoshop Tips and Tricks

  • This page came together SO quickly, because I used this great template by Michelle Filo (I have seen TONS of pages using this one, but I figure the world of digital scrapbooking can hold at least one more LOL).
  • To add a little extra interest to the title, I alternated between smaller and larger font sizes for the word “sandbox”.
  • As usual, I played around with blend modes for all of the text. Don’t forget that to try changing the font colors as you experiment with the blend modes will create even more effects :).

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I’ve really enjoyed working with these As You Wish Designs! And I haven’t even had a chance to try the great alphas I picked up from her store (I especially like the Ephemera Bets). If you like what you have seen so far you should definitely take a look at the rest of Janet’s store, she has a great sale going on – everything is 30% to 50% off :)!!!

More New Stuff and some Freebies :)!

Happy Fourth of July to all my American friends!!! I am so excited to spend time with my family today enjoying the festivities :). But before I head out, I just wanted to pop in to let you know about ALL KINDS of fun new stuff from Shabby Miss Jenn and Weeds and Wildflowers!

Shabby Miss Jenn has a bunch of new stuff in the store including three more AWESOME kits :)!!! And it is all on sale (don’t you love all the sales going on right now?) for a limited time. Here are a few things I made with her new kits:

Island Girl

Credits: Little Kahunas kit, by Shabby Miss Jenn.

Exploring Nature

Credits: Nature Guide Kit, by Shabby Miss Jenn

She also has another great new kit, Summer Posies, but I am going to blog about the project I made with that kit in another post (you can see it now if you click here). And of course she also has some albums and blog packs to go with these new kits. SMJ also has some great new freebies (see below)! How does she do it all???

And there’s a FANTASTIC new collaboration by Heidi and Gina available at Weeds and Wildflowers Design! It’s called Doodly Patterns – Flowers, isn’t it sooo cool? I have so many ideas for this one :)!!!

Doodly Patterns - Flowers, by Weeds and Wildflowers

Here’s a card I made using this kit (plus some goodies from primahybrid.com)!

Hello CardHello Card, Open

Phew, didn’t I tell you I had a lot to show you? Now for the freebies!!

From Shabby Miss Jenn: A July desktop and a mint tin album!

From Shabby Princess: An adorable July desktop!

From Weeds and Wildflowers: A fun template (and challenge)!

And from Christina Renee: This SUPER cute Fourth of July Freebie :)!

Fourth of July Freebie at Authentic Artistry

Have a wonderful weekend everyone :)!

New Goodies and a Sale at the Shabby Shoppe!

I LOVE all the new stuff Shabby Princess has out right now!!! There are two new square albums and one CD album on sale, plus six sets of her new round labels (more on those below).

Also, if you aren’t one of the 15,000+ members of DigiShop Talk (DST), you may not know that she is the featured designer there this month, check out her interview (and more) right here! She created a special kit just for DST Gold Members, which is so pretty and summery, I LOVE it :)!

Here’s the page I made with the kit, Summer Cottage:

Sister Love

I was soooo thrilled to see that it was printed in this month’s DigiShop Talk Insider! I think that was my first time ever being published in there :). Isn’t this a nice photo of my sister and me? I really love this kit, and I was so inspired by the round labels in the kit that I went a little circle crazy cropping all the pretty papers into round shapes too LOL! Well even if I did go overboard on the circles a tiny bit, I like anyway!

Photoshop Tip: To quickly add lots of patterned paper circles to my page, I created a new layer, then I used a hard-edged circle brush to draw some lines across the page (in the brush palette I had changed the settings so that the brush size would be varied and the circles would not be overlapping). Then I changed the brush color and repeated the same steps again a few more times, each time on a new layer. When I was happy with the placement of all my circles, I used each of the circle layers as a clipping mask for my patterned papers :)!

Shabby Princess was also inspired by her round labels from the Summer Cottage kit. In fact, she made six more themed sets of them, which are all on sale at the Shabby Shoppe for only $.99 for a limited time. I love them all, and I love that each set coordinates with a different one of her kits.

On Sale for $.99 at The Shabby Shoppe!

I can totally see myself using these for cards and other hybrid projects too – so fun! If you love these as much as I do, you’ll want to go grab them at The Shabby Shoppe while they’re still on sale :)!

National Scrapbook Day Recap

Well, I hope your day has been as lovely as mine has, there’s nothing like a whole day to celebrate SCRAPBOOKING :)! I know I was only able to see a tiny portion of the events going on in the scrapbooking world – but I almost prefer it that way, it can be a bit overwhelming to see SO many sales, and SO many freebies, challenges, chats, prizes etc! Phew!

Speaking of which, I’m sorry if I have overwhelmed you by posting so many times today (especially you, email subscribers)! I don’t usually do that, but I haven’t had a chance to blog in so long, and my husband was soooooo sweet to watch Gabe for me today while I helped host the Prima Hybrid Crop, surfed a few other events, shared tons of my most recent projects, and of course, got some scrapbooking done!!! (Thanks Babe)!!!

Anyway, in case you missed some (or all) of my NSD postings in all the excitement, here’s a little recap for you. If you are reading this on Saturday night or Sunday, you might still be able to catch some of these :)!

Prima Hybrid Flower Girl Blog Party: Click here to grab my free template and blog hop to find lots more too!

Shabby Miss Jenn: Big sale with tons of super adorable kits for $1 each!!!

Weeds and Wildflowers: Click to learn more about the huge sale and my NEW quick Album :)! Also, I shared a mini review of Heidi’s revised kit.

Prima Hybrid NSD Crop Party: Click to read about my Layout Challenge ALSO Click to read about my Prima Flower Challenge, they end Sunday night :).

And here are a few other things I came across today that should be noted:

1) A fun and funky FREE kit by Emily Powers can be found here.

2) ScrapArtist is selling a super-sized collab kit for only $3.33 (for their 3rd Birthday :)!

3) If you are STILL looking for more, I’m sure you can find all you need at the DigiShop Talk {I}NSD Forum!

Wow, I blogged eight times today! That has to be my all-time record :)! Hmmm, how shall I celebrate? Leave me a comment on any of today’s (May 3rd’s) blog posts telling me your favorite thing about National Scrapbook Day, and perhaps I will choose one or two people to send a little gift too ;)!

 

 

Don’t Miss Shabby Miss Jenn’s $1 Sale!

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect day to do some shopping at Shabby Miss Jenn’s lovely shoppe, TODAY’S THE DAY! She has an amazing $1 sale going on, you just can’t beat that price!!! And she has a brand new kit for the event too, also only $1!

Here’s what I made with the new kit:

Running Ahead

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I also have a bunch of other projects to share, using SMJ goodies – I have been creating like crazy lately, but I just haven’t had time to blog about it :).

Just So Pretty

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Sleepy Baby

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Cheerful CD Album - Details

Cheerful CD Album - Details

Cheerful CD Album

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What’s not to love about Shabby Miss Jenn’s gorgeous kits?? So run over there and grab some ;)! 

 

TODAY ONLY SALE: My New Loving You Quick Album

Just wanted to let you know that I have a new quick album for sale at Weeds and Wildflowers, using the Loving You kit, by Gina Marie Huff! And there’s a fantastic sale at Weeds and Wildflowers today, with everything from 20% to 75% off!

Loving You Quick Album

Here are some layouts using a few of the pages from the Loving You Quick Album (of course I couldn’t resist printing some and turning them into hybrid pages :)!!!

Also check out my other goodies on sale today: Being Me Quick Album, Layered Shape Templates, In Bloom Brag Book, and Layered Shape Templates: Autumn Set!

Grand Opening Celebration at PrimaHybrid.com!

Here are the details straight from Doris Castle at the Prima Hybrid forums:

Grand Opening Celebration!

We hope you will enjoy the celebration we have planned on our Grand Opening January 31st! Here’s the scoop!:
25% Off EVERYTHING at the shoppe!
This sale runs Jan. 31st – Feb. 4th.
See new kits from your favorite designers and check out the growing selection of Physical goodies too! Don’t miss it.

  • Enjoy a chat on Jan. 31st at 10pm EST in the DigiShopTalk Chat Room to learn all about PrimaHybrid and ask questions. You might find a freebie too!
  • Participate in added challenges! Prizes of both digital and physical products.
  • In the shoppe, pick up your Free True Love Candy Wrapper from Iron Orchid Designs. This is just de-lish!
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