Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sneak Peek of July Font Challenge

I host a Font Challenge at a brand new site, DigiScraps Drive In, whose actual Grand Opening is on July 10. My readers get a sneak peek of the font before I post it in the forum. I thought it would be fun to look for a font that says party, or celebrate, but especially the Fourth of July! So here's the reveal of what the July font looks like:
Doesn't it look like fun?? Come on over and join me in the challenge.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Freebie !

I've been playing with Photoshop brushes and styles -- way too much fun! And I've made a collection of little scribbles, wordarts and a doodle frame to go with Digidesign Resort's new July Collab called Artist Toolbox.

Here's the Collab:

And here's a preview of my little Add-ons for this collab -- a freebie for you! You can download the freebie HERE. Enjoy!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tried a New Challenge

So I'm dabbling with designing, playing with all the menus in Photoshop. Who knew there were so many??

Anyway, I found this challenge over at GoDigitalScrapbooking.com called Pick Your Palette. What you do is this: you choose a photo and then select a palette of 5 colors from the image. I used a color palette generator online (you upload your image and a few seconds later you have about 15 colors to choose from -- it's awesome). Then you post your photo and swatch in the gallery and also in the thread. The woman in charge of the challenge PMs you with the kit pieces, all in gray scale, that you have to recolor to the shades in your swatch, and then make a layout with those pieces. Make sense?

Here's my layout. It's a photo taken while on a trip to Alaska. Mendenhall Glacier is in the back to the left dumping out into the lake of freezing cold water. This little clump of flowers, and I didn't see anything else like them around there, was calling me.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lots of stuff happening! Julie Marie, Christie Lemmon and Steel City Scraps have worked on a summer time collab, and it has just the cutest things in it. It will be released this weekend. I'll post more later on this, but you're going to want to get it for all your summer fun, kid pics.

I have several designers opening new stores:

Julie Marie has just opened a shop at Gotta Pixel .

Sweet Tomato is now at Pretty Scrappy and her shop at Designs in Digital opens June 20 with a 50% off sale at all her stores!

Steel City Scraps is opening at Scrappity-Doo-Dah -- her sale started Monday, and here's a deal for you -- Rachel says "if anyone posts my ad on their blog and then links me back in the comments of the steel city blog, I will enter them to win a $10 GC to my new shop. Drawing will be on Saturday when the sale is over!"

The finishing work is being done on a new collab at DigidesignResort and some of my items are going in it!! I'll post some freebies that go with it probably next week. Keep watching here for the announcement of its release. (hint: designs and supplies for artists) That's it, I'm not saying any more! Oh, and designers, each month a huge CU bag is also released -- and I've seen what it's in it! Oh, boy, you'll want it!

And now for a bit of fun, if you're up for it -- I'm hosting a Font Challenge at a brand new shop that's open now, but the Grand Opening is actually June 28. Here's where to go for the challenge if you're interested.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Intermission at the Celtic Woman concert. Outstanding so far! Won't be home before midnight which means a long day at work tomorrow. Below is a pic of the stage, and the heads I had to contend with to see what was going on. (I thought big hair was out?!) Hubby and I had a wonderful time!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

First Freebie !!

Well, here it is! My first freebie offered! It's extra elements, frames and wordart, to go with the incredibly huge June collab kit Summer Fun at Digidesignresort. It's available through the store, so you will need to register there, but please do, and sign up for the newsletter, too. It comes out twice a week, and there's a freebie each time -- some are even Commercial Use (designers, did you catch that?) I know I scoop those up every time and my stash is growing!

Anyway, here's the freebie from me, and then pics of the whole collab. You can click on the images to go get them. It was so big, they had to split the previews between more realistic elements, and the drawn and sticker variety. It's on sale for $5.00 right now, and remember you get all of it -- 200 plus mgs of goodies! Have fun!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

New Release -- Covered in Red

Just released today is Covered in Red mini kit from Christie Lemmon Designs that's available from Inspiration Lane. Here's the preview, along with a couple of layouts I made.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Daily Scrapper article

Because a store that I CT for, DigidesignResort.com, is featured this month in The Daily Scrapper, I have discovered that digital publication. Lots of advertising, some goodies, but they have coupons for scrap stores! You'll have to go through page by page to find them, but some are as much as 25% off.

Here is the article about store owner Monja Wessel. And since it's a featured store, the designers created a huge collab kit that's free! And are you ready for this-- 223 mgs of goodies. It's called A Beautiful Summer Day, and here's the preview of it. Click the preview to go get it at TDS.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tropical Smoothie

A new little cafe has opened not far from work, Tropical Smoothie. It has great wraps, sandwiches and of course, the smoothies are amazing. All fresh fruit with non-fat yogurt. It's the new staff favorite and lunch out, or a smoothie run is a weekly occurence!