Wednesday, December 30, 2015

End of Year Sale!

The holiday festivities have kept me away, but there are still a few days left to grab anything in my store for 50% off!

The sale includes my newest kit release {For the Love of Dance}
I'm so in love with this stunning page by my CTM using FTLOD

and a quick sneak peak of my Buffet item coming January 1st - {So "Fawned" of you}

Friday, December 18, 2015

For the Love of Dance Bundle on Sale and newsletter freebie!

I can't believe how quickly December is flying by!  This is my last release as a guest at Ginger Scraps - For the Love of Dance Bundle and Templates at a special holiday price - 50% off until December 31.

I also have 3 items in the Ginger Scraps Bake Sale. Some great template packs - only $1 each!

I got the honor of collaborating on a charity kit to help buy drinking water for the victims of the mining dam disaster in Mariana, Brazil.  Hope Whispers is a huge kit full of some very talented designer goodness for a great cause!

And you can still get my newsletter subscriber freebie kit - Denim Crush!  Just sign up for my newsletter on my blog and the download links will go out in our special Christmas newsletter.  

Friday, December 11, 2015

For the Love of Dance Kit Release and UWMA Freebie

I took my first dance class at 30 years old.  I have my precious, dance obsessed 5-year-old to thank.  Our family had never been talented at anything musically, but after a year of prancing around the house on her tiptoes, I finally looked into a class for my tiny dancer.  At the same small studio, 6 months later, I took a summer class, so that I could finally dance at weddings with my husband like I wasn't a middle schooler swaying arms length apart. I still have no talent for dance - no rhythm, no grace, but I loved that class!  I wanted a kit to scrap my daughter's passion, but also something that was inspired by my new found love of dance, and "For the Love of Dance" was born.  It is for anyone who loves to dance - even if only in their living room.  Inspired by passion and movement and imperfections, the kit is on sale this week for 20% off.

and grab "Until We Meet Again" for 50% off with code: uwma50
Until We Meet Again coordinating pocket cards FREEBIE!

Friday, December 4, 2015

New Kit, Templates, and Freebie

Rusted Turquoise Kit and Templates released in my store today.  Even better, they are part of my Guest Store Opening Sale until tomorrow.

Rusted Turquoise Kit

Coordinating Templates

Or buy the bundle and save even more!
Coordinating alpha freebie

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tutorial and digital scrapbook freebie

Mini tutorial day!  I am going to show you how to add text to spherical elements - like all those fun ornaments in the lovely Christmas kits releasing now.  There's also a little freebie at the end of this post.  The ornament from this tutorial is a sample from my Country Christmas kit, which is 50% off through Saturday.
 and coordinating templates

A little basic effect goes a long way towards making your text or wordart look real.  I am working in CS5 -  not 100% sure what other versions this will work in.  With your wording layer selected, you are going to go up to FILTER>DISTORT>SPHERIZE.  Then set your amount to 100% and mode to "normal".

And in case you don't have the spherize effect available to you, here's a little freebie.  "Joy" word art in its normal form, spherized form, and applied to an ornament.  I applied a glitter effect and slight shadow for realism, and see how it really looks like it's wrapping around the ball shape - magic!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

My Store is Open! - and a freebie

My guest store is open at Gingerscraps! It already  has a few fun things in there and more scheduled for Friday - so make sure to check back while the sale is still in effect, because a great sale it is:

My first newsletter went out this morning with this fabulous subscriber exclusive kit.  If you weren't subscribed yet, don't worry I will send the links out again, so make sure you get signed up. (On my desktop it's over there in the upper right hand corner).

And finally, I made you all a little something with Country Christmas


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Win My New Releases!

My store opens December 1st!  First sign up here on the blog for my newsletter - super cool freebie kit coming exclusively to newsletter subscribers - don't miss out!

My CT has been rocking this:

Now you are going to want to head over to my facebook page for a chance to win all my opening day releases, and make sure to check back all week, because I have lots of fun freebies to kick off my store opening.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Newsletter Exclusive Freebie

Check out the details in my post here and make sure you sign up for my newsletter.  And for inspiration, a layout with Denim Crush - the newsletter exclusive coming December 1.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Newsletter Freebie tease

Newsletter exclusive freebie coming December 1 - you will need to be signed up for my newsletter (over on the right).

This full kit was previously released when I was at Ginger Scraps 5 years ago.  If you happen to have this kit from before, I will RAK you a free kit from my guest store when it opens December 1st.  There is a coral beaded circle frame in the original kit that won't be in the freebie release.  All you have to do is prove that you previously owned this kit by sharing a layout, screenshot, etc with that frame in the comments below by December 31, 2015.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

As promised, here's the little alpha that coordinates with the mini from earlier in the week.  I made it nice and neutral so you can sneak it onto other layouts as well.  Also make sure you get signed up for my newsletter.  All subscribers are going to get exclusive free access to a FULL kit when my guest store opens December 1. Happy scrapping!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Mini Digital Scrapbooking Kit Freebie and Sneak Peak

Hello fellow scrappers!  I've been out of designing for 5 years, but am starting back up with my passion.  After taking a break to enjoy some wild and crazy toddler time, it has been such a creative awakening to design.  I have some lovely kits I am excited to share (The store is a secret for now - shhh!), but stay tuned for some more sneak peaks.  For now here's a layout with "Until We Meet Again"

While you are here, make sure to sign up for my newsletter (should be over there on the right).  There is going to be a super cool freebie exclusive for newsletter subscribers and I don't want you to miss it.  Plus 2 lucky subscribers will win a copy of "Until We Meet Again" when it releases.

...and to get you started, a little mini.  Check back soon to get the coordinating template and alpha.

Download Mini Kit


Sunday, November 1, 2015

I'm back and cleaning up

Hang tight and keep a look out - I am updating the blog.  Some new digital scrapbook goodies are coming soon!  While you are waiting, make sure you sign up for my newsletter on the right, and check back soon for a preview of my new design style and a great freebie.