Tuesday, October 30, 2012

DSD Grab Bag Sneak Peek & Giveaway!

So, I have a little something new coming out this week for DSD…  I kinda love it. More than kinda.

Actually, it’s not really little… it’s 5 full size products in one HUGE grab bag for one tiny price! What do you think… does my peek give away too much?


Would you like to win it?  Keep reading to find out how!

Oh, I should tell you SO is having a big, I mean HUGE sale!  And the more you buy, the more you save!  Right now is a great time to start filling up your wish list!!

And Scrap Orchard is having a DSD block party.  It’s going to be FUN!

Now about that giveaway!  I’m giving away a grab bag and it’s easy for you to enter!  You get one entry for telling me - what made you happy today?  You can earn extra entries too!  To make it official and be entered to win, please use the Rafflecopter entry form.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!! As long as our power is not knocked out by the storm, I’ll be back with a winner on Thursday morning!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tutorial | Learn how to zip your files so they unzip into a single folder!

Hello everyone! 

Today I’ve put together a video tutorial to teach you the best way to zip up your files.  This is a great tut for designers, especially with DSD coming up!  Zipping your files this way will save your customers lots of time organizing their files and will only take a few extra minutes on your part. 

This is the first time I’ve made a video tut so please excuse the newbie-ness of it, lol!  Even if you already know how to do this, you might learn a trick or two and you get to hear what I really sound like (LUCKY you, lol!!). Don’t mind my goofy western NY accent or my tummy growling, lol! 

Quick tip.. if you click that YouTube Button, you can select to view this larger on YouTube : )



Learn how to zip your files so that they unzip into a single folder!

Can I ask you a question?

The last two weeks in my house have been crazy.  My youngest daughter fell out of a tree and broke her arm.  And she split her lip and needed a whole bunch of stitches.  A few days later I had a little surgery to remove a birthmark.  My oldest daughter needed to have some allergy testing.  So we have spent way too much time at hospitals and doctor offices recently, lol!  Everyone is doing just fine and in the end what I think most about is that I’m so glad that kids are still climbing trees! 

Now that we’ve got all that behind us, I’m working hard to whip up some amazing DSD goodies for you!!  I’ve got one grab bag just about completed, but I have an important question for you! 

Hypothetically, if someone were to make a second DSD grab bag (heehee), would you want it to be flowers or brushes (pngs included)?  You can swing by my Facebook Page to weigh in!!

Today I do have a pretty little something new in my shop!  These Pressed Petals will add a bit of charm and nostalgia to your kits and pages. Use them as flower and leaf pieces in your designs, or add them to tags and journal cards as realistic designs embellishments.  Try blending them into a background or applying filters to create stamped or watercolor images.

Pressed Petals

Pressed Petals

I also want to show you a new collab from Scrap Orchard that I got to participate in.  It’s for the November Mega and it is absolutely beautiful! It’s a HUGE bundle and it’s just $5 for everything!! 

November 2012 Mega: Roots & Leaves by Scrap Orchard Designers

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Are you ready for DSD?? CU Grab & Go Sale!!

Can you believe that DSD is almost here?  I’m looking forward to this event this year.  But like every year, I’m wondering how I’m going to wrap up all of my projects in time for the big sale.  I’ll bet some of you are too! 

A great way to speed up your design process and check off those to-do items is with a few CU items.  That’s why Scrap Orchard is having a Pre-DSD CU Grab & Go Sale! 


Save 25% off my entire CU shop – and don’t forget, MANY of my CU products are great for personal use too!

The Grunge Brush 3 set that was on my Facebook FAN page is now available at Scrap Orchard. 

Here is just a few of the many items that are on sale this weekend!

Worn Out Pieces 2 Paper Pretties 10 

CU Designer Mix - Iron Scrapper Tape Happy

Baker's Twine Paper Pretties 8

Happy Patterns 11 Simply Shabby Overlays 3

Vintage Frames 3 Worn Out Overlays 4

Fabric Flowers 6 Bead Happy 2

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Leafy Things

Greenery, leaves and other types of foliage should be on every designers list of what to include in a kit! Scrappers love to use them in clusters, to ground their pages and as a base or starting point. Designers know that extracting branches is a time consuming process! This CU set of Leafy Things is perfect to round out that kit your are working on. They are perfect for scrappers to mix in with kits that don't include them! Try recoloring to coordinate with your designs. Cut off just a leaf or smaller part of the branch to get even more design mileage out of it!

If you are working with flowers or fall pages, it’s always great to have a leaf or two in the mix!  Here is a set of 7 carefully extracted leaves to refresh your digi-tool box.

Check out this new bundle that includes branches and leaves! Get both sets for just $6.72 this week only!!

By the way, this weekend is your last chance to pick up a free grunge brush set on Happy Scrap Girl Designs Fan Page – don’t miss it!  Next week it will go in my shop at Scrap Orchard!


Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

New | Texture Files | Happy Patterns Bundle

Are you a designer who loves to create but don't have the time to whip up new patterns?  Here are 24 Commercial Use layered pattern overlays for use in your Digital Scrapbook kits and pages. They can be mixed an matched for even more paper styles and will help you finish up that kit in record time!

Grab some cardboard overlays to add some fun new textures to your Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Pages! Use them as whole for interesting papers or cut them up for unique elements!

I know this is a super quick, fly-by post today. My to-do list is taller than I am, I’m getting ready for my kiddos to have a 4 day weekend and I am unbelievably sneezey today for some strange reason, lol!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!