Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pictureless Layout - Spring

I created this layout today for a challenge at SugarHillco but realized later that the kit I used was misfiled. It is by one of my favorite digital scrapbook kit designers named Cinza Loosemoore.  She is actually over at OScrap. So I have moved this file to its rightful folder. And posted my layout here instead.

I used the My Sunshine Kit.  Here is the preview.

I hope you will go over and check out her stuff. Its truly amazing!

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*Fun Challenges
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Earn a ticket in our store raffle for every $5.00 you spend in the store.
Find more information and get your bingo card here.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New release from Kaklei Designs ~Memoires~

KakleiDesigns Mémoires S4H Kit

Including 16th papers of 12x12 inches-JPG-300dpi,
60 assorted elements in PNG-300dpi
5 word art in PNG-300dpi

(Vintage/grunge kit)

This kit is on sale (50% off) at Cool Scrap Digital.

Here is a layout I made with this kit.  It of my son at the beach.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Been doing so much promo...

that I haven't had a chance to post on my own blog for my own pleasure but i have to share this.  It's so exciting.

I have been playing in PSP and I found a great way to finish off a layout.  I had heard about using a soft focus on a duplicate layer of your final page which lead me to this.

I duplicated my final layout
double clicked on the top layer to open the layer properties dialogue box
changed blend mode to SOFT LIGHT
Then within that same dialogue box I clicked on LAYER STYLES
click INNER GLOW and leave "layer" also chosen.
Click OK
Merge layers

Here is my before and after so you can see the difference in the layout.  I created this layout with inner Beauty by kat's Creations. The Preview for the kit is below.  You can find Kat's kits at Polka Dot Plum.



Isn't that just fabulous1  The layout comes alive.  I like this effect better than my usual Unsharp Mask.
Hope you liked this too!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New release from Kaklei Designs ~Dulzura~

This is a kit dedicated to inocense, to kids and the inner child that embraces our souls...
Made with beautiful colors and textures, between soft and passion this set has a big heart that will suit all your needs.
The kit includes:
6 word arts in PNG-300dpi,
84th gorgeous assorted elements in PNG-300dpi
and 18th beautiful papers at 12x12 inches-JPG-300dpi.

Grab it at 50% off here:

Angel's scrap shop

Here is a layout I did with the kit.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Just picked these Papers up!

KakleiDesigns Wet Glitter-painted CU paper pack
Angel Scrap
DigiScrap Shop
Cool Scrap Digital

This is a gorgeous, soft pack of 6 papers of 12x12 inches-JPG-300dpi, made with wet hand paint brushes and a bit of glitter, this pack is suitable for any kind of kit, you can change colors, use them as they are or use them as overlays.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

If you know Lauren Grier...

you know she is a wonderfully creative digital scrapbook kit designer.  But did you know that Lauren is now hospitalized with blood clots in her abdomen? Apparently, they are quite large and she is in an extreme amount of pain.  She is a single mother of a young boy, as well.  The community over at Sweet Shoppe Designs is brainstorming about ways to help raise money for La (Lauren) so she can pay her bills while she is hospitalized.

There is an effort to raise money over in the forums at the Sweet Shoppe but really the best way to help, if you are so inclined, is to shop Lauren's personal store. Please consider perusing Lauren's store and making a purchase to help her during this uncertain time. 

The Digital Scrapbook community seems large but in a sense we are a microcosm of the larger world.  I know I have never met any of you but that does not lessen the friendships, concern and committment I have to this community.  I know each one of us will do what we can whether that is a personal email, a private PM, a forum post, a blog post, a kit purchase or continued prayers, it all adds up to cosmic and spiritual strength heading La's way.

Thanks for reading this and please prayer for La and her family.

Here are some wonderful kits I own of La's. I already have a cart filled at Lauren Grier Designs for purchase tomorrow.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Shawna Clingerman Sneak Peak and a chance to WIN

Shawna is a wonderful designer over at Sweet Shoppe Designs. Some of my favorite designers create and hang out there. This is her new release coming out tomorrow. If you go to her blog and comment you can enter to win it for FREE!

Win or Lose, this kit is mine!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Kat's got another sweet kit!

This one is called Sweet Baby and boy is it sweet... or girl!  This baby kit fits either gender. Isn't that nice!
Newly releasedover at Polka Dot Plum.

Here is a little inspiration for you.  This is my youngest who is gigantic and FIVE now. But wasn't he a cutie back then.  I mean, he is still cute but now he is gigantic cute.

I love all these little elements tucked under the baby. I mean, lets face it, they are everywhere when the babies are little.  No pacifiers at my house anymore.  *sniff*

This layout was created with the help of Kat's new template pack.  You can find them over at Polka Dot Plum also.  Both the kit and templates are 30% off right now.  Go check them out!

Kat's Creations is having a Promo Call

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pirate NOT Allowed!

This months Blog train over at The Blog Train Blog is about digital piracy. There are over 103 Blogs involved in this train from all over the world.  It starts at The Blog Train Blog and each blog after that will direct you to the next.  Visiting each blog will get you a free download anbd each and maybe a good education about piracy and file sharing are wrong.  I hope you will participate in the fun!You might even see some familiar faces over there.