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