Tuesday, September 30, 2008

DGB Elements

Here are the elements for Days Gone By.. There is a little bit of everything in here, so don't be fooled by the preview.. These can help you go the extra yard to make your page really heritage-y, or you can not do heritage at all as well... Have fun with them, and let me know what you think!

Oh! I forgot to mention yesterday that all of the cents I got from your clicks in the clicking contest I put right back into the kit with the purchase of several commercial use items.. {Don't tell my husband I spent a little extra!} ;) So hopefully you'll see a difference in the variety and quality of items, and will continue to support that by continuing to click {the ads}. ...

The kit has been retired..

Monday, September 29, 2008

New Kit & Some News

First of all... I don't know if any of you have been to Ahhh Scrap! lately, but if you scroll down about half-way on the right side, you'll notice some changes.. That's right - my pretty little mug is listed under the heading "CT Team". Isn't that great! I'm VERY excited about it, and am already having a ton of fun! Now, some of you may be asking, "Why aren't you designing instead?" And to you, I say: "I already design for my blog, I need some motivation to actually scrapbook some pages, otherwise it will never get done!" LOL ;) .. So there you have it, some exciting news for the day.... And here is the first LO I did for them (that's me and my sweet hubby before we were married 4 years ago):

It's a kit called Boho Bliss from a very talented designer, WM[squared]. You can get it HERE.

Now - on to promoting my own products... ;) This is the kit I made for Lori, who won the "clicking contest" a while back. She requested a grungy heritage kit and sent me a color palette. I'm really quite pleased with how it turned out - it's not what I expected, but I do like it. It's sort of grungy/vintage/floral-y... I hope you like it, too!

The kit has been retired..

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fright~Nites Quick Page

Here is another fabulous quick page from Lori. You can grab it from her blog, and be sure to leave her some love! :)

Alphabet Soup Quick Page

Check out this great quick page by Yvonne. You can snag it here (be sure to leave a comment for her).

Friday, September 26, 2008

Bonus Alpha!

Well - yesterday was supposed to be the last day for this kit, but since we didn't warn you about it ahead of time, and since everybody seems to have been enjoying it so much, we're extending it with just one more item each. I've made up this super fun bonus alpha:

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And Nicole has more great labels (per your requests) so head on over via her blinky to the right to snag them... Make sure you let her know how much you appreciate her listening to your requests - she was so generous to do that! ;)

Lori has also been working on some quick pages with this kit as well, so be sure to check back over the next few days to grab those... And next week, a heritage kit.. See you soon! :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Paper Embellishments

These are something a little different for me, but I thought they would be fun... I've used papers from this kit and created templates of different Halloween shapes.. I've included all the samples you see below, as well as the PSD files for each of the shapes so you can create your own very custom pieces. I hope you like! :)

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{Don't forget about the poll in the upper right sidebar...}

Nicole has made up some great labels for you.. Head on over to her blog to grab them - use the blinky to your right...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fright~Nites Glitter Pack

Ok - so for the second time, now, Digifree has picked up Nicole's previews from my blog instead of my previews... So silly - I've never had this problem before when I link to other people's blogs.... So, you'll need to use the links in this paragraph to get to her part of the kit, or you can also use the blinky in the right sidebar... (Hopefully keeping the link as far away from the picture as possible will do the trick.)

My next contribution to our collab is a glitter pack... Lots of splats and drips, as well as a few clusters and shapes.. Let me know what you think - it was really fun to put together, so I'd love to hear some feedback if I should keep doing these...

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And Nicole's part: Insta-Scraps (quickpages).. Aren't they super cute! She does these for every kit she makes, and I always love them... When you download, be sure to let her know how much you love them, too... Use her blinky to your right to get to her blog...

If you missed the alpha from yesterday - due to the Digifree issue - just scroll down to my previous post..

P.S. Please answer the question in the poll on the upper right sidebar.. Thanks! (Sorry if you already have and are sick of hearing my pleading... only a few more days to go!)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

FN Alpha

Thanks, everyone for your sweet, sweet comments... This kit has been really fun. I don't have long tonight, so I'll just post these and head out...

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Don't forget to vote on the poll in the upper right sidebar if you haven't already... Thanks! :)

Get Nicole's HERE. They're stickers - how fun is that?!?!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fright~Nites Elements

Well - it seems as though everyone seems to be enjoying this kit so far [despite the fact that Digifree picked up Nicole's preview off my blog instead of mine, so you may have noticed three of the same previews right in a row... too funny!].. and I want to say "welcome" to those of you who are here for the first time (thanks to Nicole). I hope you like what you see and that you stick around for a while... Anyway, here are the elements for Fright~Nites.

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Oh! And don't forget to submit your answer to the poll on the upper-right sidebar...

And Nicole's.. SO super cute!!!
Be sure you leave her some love - she worked REALLY hard on these...

FR Quick Page

Lori has made another beautiful quick page.. this time using Floral Reminiscence. Go check it out!
And don't miss out on the Fright~Nites collab I'm doing with Nicole... It's the next post down, and we'll be posting embellishments tonight... See you then! :)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fright~Nites Collab

It's finally here! YAY!! I know it's not Monday, yet, but Nicole and I decided to give you "regulars" a special treat and let you have your first installments early... like a midnight movie, if you will... ;)

I realize it's not even October yet, so a Halloween kit may seem a bit early, but - in my defense - at least it's not the CHRISTMAS kits I've seen floating around lately... or the trees and other "stuff" up for sale at my local bulk warehouse store... Goll-LY! Next thing you know, instead of "end-of-the-season" sales in January, they'll be having "get-a-head-start-on-next-year" sales in January!

Anyway - Here are my papers, and you will find the link to Nicole's papers below. (Aren't you all very lucky - FOUR paper packs - that's 47 papers - in ONE day!!!)

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And here are Nicole's papers. Aren't they GREAT!?!?

Grab them HERE.
(And be sure to leave her some love!)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Collab Teaser

So, I've been talking up this collab I'm doing with Nicole, and the time has finally come... almost... We're not releasing anything until Monday, but we thought we'd give you a little preview of the color palette:
Bet you can't guess what the theme is.... ;)

Anyway, for you music lovers out there, check out Nicole's blog. She has a great kit full of fun and "musical" items that you're sure to love!

See you Monday!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Cottage by the Sea Mini Kit

Here's the mini kit of Cottage by the Sea for those of you who weren't able to grab the full freebie. I also have some more exciting news for you all, but you'll have to wait just a few more days to hear... I know, I know... you're on pins and needles already! ;)

This kit has been retired..

Sunday, September 14, 2008

FR Alpha & Contest Winner!

Hello all - so here is the last installment of the Floral Reminscance kit. It's a double-whammy with two alphas in one. I hope you like...

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And now what you've all been waiting for.. [and I apologize - I did have this set to automatically post earlier in the day, but blogger hates me apparently] the winner of the clicking contest is ... our very own quickpage wizard, Lori Nielsen! Congratulations, Lori! I will be contacting you soon with all the details...

And for the rest of you - I will have more mini kits for those of you who missed out on the full size options, as well as my collab with Nicole that we're releasing starting next Monday... See you soon! ;)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

FR Frames

I really like how these frames turned out... What do you think?

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Don't forget - today is the last day for the clicking contest - I will announce the winner in my post tomorrow evening. And remember, the more you click, the better your chances... Good luck! :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

FR Elements

Some of you "regulars" may notice that this element pack is larger than most. Because of the TOU's of some of the CU items I used, I couldn't break it up into smaller parts (i.e. a ribbon pack, and a button pack and a flower pack, etc.) However, don't feel like you're missing out, because you're not! There is some really great stuff in here.

And now I need to give snaps to Deb, the Scrappin Cop. This kit - and especially this element pack - would not have been possible without her tireless efforts, countless time spent, and unequaled talent! Every button and flower in this kit was personally photographed and extracted by her. (The preview does not do them justice). She also provided several of the overlays as well as the paisley brushes used on the paisley paper. These were all commercial use items that she does not charge for, so please stop by her blog and leave her some love!

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And don't forget about the "clicking contest" {see previous post}.
could be the winner of your own personally inspired kit! ;)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Floral Reminiscance

I don't even remember what sparked the memory, but a while back I thought about visiting my grandma when I was little and the thing I remember most about her house is that she had the most beautiful - and huge {to a 5-year-old} - lilac bushes on the side of her house. They always smelled so pretty and looked so soft and fluffy I just couldn't get enough of them... So that is the inspiration for this kit. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed making it!

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I'm also having a bit of a contest: If you click on an ad, leave a comment on my blog saying so, and I will use a random number generator to select one lucky "supporter" who will get to choose what my next kit is. The winner can send in a specific color palette - or just a general request - as well as a theme and an inspiration photo, and I will make a kit (and a layout with your photo) - just for YOU! This is slated to release after the collab kit with Nicole, so it will be the end of September/beginning of October... So start clicking! (Leave a new comment each time you click for more chances to win - I'll be including all comments on any posts from now until Saturday). The winner will be announced on Sunday. Good luck, and happy scrapping! :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Apologies and a Sneak Peek

Hello all - I know it's been ages since I last posted, and I've been promising great things with my new kit... Well, the little one has been sick for about a week now, so I haven't been able to work as much as I would have liked... But, I've pretty much wrapped this one up, and I'm just waiting on some CU permissions so I know what I can and can't include... Hopefully I'll get it all worked out by tomorrow... until then, a little preview.... Hope you like! ;)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sugar & Spice Mini Kit

So, here is the last of the mini kits... for now, of course... Coming next is a really cute - and elegant - kit inspired by memories of my grandmother... Stay tuned, because I think you'll really like it... I hope... ;)

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Puppy Dog Tails Mini Kit

Well, this post is much earlier in the night than normal, so hopefully some of you will get a chance to snag this today! For now, I'm going to work on my super-fun collab with Nicole.. Can't wait for you all to see what we've got so far.. .. but you can't... not until Sept. 22nd! (So far away, I know...)

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Update: The ZIP file really is to Puppy Dog tails, not Pink Lemonade. Thanks, Melissa, for letting me know about my mistake. Enjoy!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Quick Pages

I know, I know, I said mini-kits for the next few days, but it's been a long day, and I didn't get to start working until late, and I know it shouldn't be that hard to put together a mini kit, but it just didn't happen... So, here are the links to some more quick pages from Lori that I keep forgetting to post.

And don't forget, today is your last day to get the full kit of Cottage by the Sea. So be sure to snag it! :)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Stolen Moments Mini's

Per my husband's suggestion [he's so helpful sometimes] I'm making up some mini-kits of each of my full-size kits. Eventually, these will be put in the store for immediate download - sort of a "try before you buy" system. For now, though - until I have time to update the website - I'll list them here... a new one each day. Today's goes back to where it all began: Alphabet Soup. Enjoy!

This kit has been retired. To see an updated version, please click HERE.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Freebie Extension & News

Hey there! I'm glad everyone seems to be enjoying the CC collab... I've noticed a spike in downloads of Cottage by the Sea due to all the new visitors, so as a welcome "gift" I am keeping this kit as a freebie until the end of the week - rather than the end of today. Enjoy!

And also - some very exciting news! I will be working on another collab kit - not with 55 other designers - only one. And her name is Nicole. She is very talented, and I have admired her work ever since I discovered her a few short weeks ago. Our styles are very similar, so this should be a really great kit! I'm not going to tell you what we're doing, but expect to see the first pieces on September 22nd. I know, I know - you can hardly wait! I can hardly wait! But we just met up today, and we're thrilled to be working together! Go check out her blog and show a little love! :)