Hey everyone, today is “New Release Thursday” and guess what? There aren’t any new releases to share with you today! Can you believe that? What I do have are a few sale reminders!
Over at Gotta Pixel, M&M Designs and ChrissyW Digital are having a sale this week, click on the pictures to be taken to their products:
Also, over at Stuff to Scrap, Scraps by Missy’s store is 45% off through the end of the day! Her Build-a-Kit pieces are also on sale so those are actually 60% off right now with both sales combined! You don’t want to pass that up!
Lastly, don’t forget about Inspiredbydominic’s new Commercial Use store at CU Digitals! She’s having a Grand Opening sale there through July 7th, everything is 35% off!
Okay! I think that’s it for today’s sales! One other thing that I’d like to remind you about is the post here where I told you about the fundraiser for Habitat For Humanity Canada, there is still a few days to help the team meet their fundraising goal by July 6th! You can also check out there page here:
I’m also letting you know that I have a few fun things in the works for all my lovely readers, I hope to be able to make that announcement Monday! I’m excited! Until then, don’t forget that tomorrow is “Friday Faves” and Saturday I’ll be sharing my layout for This Scrapper’s Got Talent! Unfortunately, I was eliminated after last weeks round but I’m continuing to play along to stretch my creative muscles! Now go shop some sales today and everyone have a great 4th of July! As always…
It’s nice to see everyone again! Today is “New Release Thursday” and I have a few fun things to share with you today! I’ve got new releases from ChrissyW Digital and Scraps by Missy with layouts to show you and a small bit about a new release from M&M Designs! I also have a little something at the end to share so stick around!
First up are two releases from ChrissyW Digital, “Sample Pack 11” and “To The Left“. Both sets come in 12″x12″ and 8.5″x11” sizes and are on sale for 30% off through Sunday! This is a preview of “Sample Pack 11” and a layout I made with it:
“Disney Or Bust”
Template: Sample Pack 11 by ChrissyW Digital
Kit: “Are We There Yet” by Scraps by Missy (Releases 6/21)
I haven’t made a layout with this set yet but if you check out her Facebook page or the product description, you will see plenty of wonderful inspiration there! I’m sure I will be using one of these in the near future though, I really like the one with all the circles!
Wait? Does that kit look familiar? Why yes, I used it on the layout above! Scroll back and check it out, I’ll wait… isn’t that an awesome kit? It worked perfectly to scrap my picture of the entrance to Disney’s Magic Kingdom. It was such a rainy day when we arrived, and it didn’t stop raining for three days! Try telling two little kids that they have to wait even longer to see Mickey Mouse, we almost had a mutiny on our hands!
The last release, “Paper Crazy V3” comes from M&M Designs. As usual, you get four templates in this set and it’s only $4! I don’t have a layout for this one either (since I’m on her Project Life team) but there are plenty of inspirational pictures up on her Facebook Page! Take a look:
That’s it for my digital new releases for today but if anyone’s still around, I wanted to share this “new release” picture with you:
I know this isn’t the best picture (inside, phone picture, etc) but I wanted to share some of the new Project Life Products I came home with yesterday! Want the run down of everything in the picture? What I picked up:
Project Life (check their website for where to order/stores)
Kraft Core Honey Core Kraft Album (blue/green) Honey Album (multicolored chevron) Big Variety Pack Photo Protectors Grid 3×4 cards Grid 4×6 cards
Everything was picked up from my local Michael’s Craft Store (and of course coupons were used, they haven’t excluded Project Life… yet). These products aren’t even on their website yet! I have to admit, when I called them in the morning, the person I spoke with had no idea what Project Life was or if they had it in stock. So when I entered the store, I didn’t expect to find any products out yet… Lo and behold, I found this about five aisles down in the Scrapbooking section:
As you can see, they only have four core kits here right now (Honey, Midnight, Cinnamon, and Kraft) but I’m excited to be able to get my page protectors locally now! Anyway, I wanted to share my excitement with you! Keep watch here because I think some of the products I picked up will make an appearance here next Wednesday for “Project Life Wednesday”! I hope you enjoyed today’s post and as always…
Hey! You’re back in time for Friday Faves! This week I’m sharing (in no particular order) five of my current favorite templates. I know that I shared a template with you on Tuesday for Template Tuesday but that was mostly as a how-to of my creative process, today I’m focusing on the templates but I will show you a layout I made with each one to give you some ideas for using each template.
Now, you know I am on a few Creative Teams, there is one template here from a designer I CT for but I didn’t choose it to promote my designer (this time at least!), I chose it because, well, it would be one of my current favorites even if someone else had designed it! Lets jump right in!
I have a special space in my design spot for Sahlin Studio products. If you hadn’t noticed, many of the photos in my layouts are from Disney World. I just got back from a month trip there! Needless to say, I have a TON of photos to scrap! Sahlin Studios has a whole line devoted to Disney called “Project Mouse” that’s absolutely to-die-for! This template has nothing to do with that line other then it was created by the same designer, I just wanted to share…
Anyway, this template was a freebie from April off the Sahlin Studios’ blog (it’s still avalible today but I can’t guarantee how long it will be there). I like that this template continues off the page. It was a challenge sometimes to place pictures and elements because of this though. It challenged me a bit and I appreciate that! One thing that some people might find challenging is the lack of shadows on the template. Sometimes I enjoy having shadows already done but sometimes I end up changing all the shadows anyway so without any shadows, I can start fresh! Here is a picture of the template and the layout I made with it:
“Magical Mouse House”
Template: April 2013 Blog Freebie by Sahlin Studios
Kit: Various kits were used, all by Sahlin Studios
Next on my list is Template Revisited 11 by Scrapping with Liz. This template is all circles. I do squares, do you know how long it took me to complete this layout? Almost the entire month, I did a little bit here and there. I love how it turned out but it was certainly a challenge! I ended up choosing some beach photos, the Scrap Orchard iNSD Techno Geek kit and Down by the Shore by Scraps by Missy to complete this layout. I really like the uniqueness of having a template filled with circle layers! Here’s the template and the layout I ended up making with it:
Template: Template Revisited 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Kit: iNSD TechnoGeek by Scrap Orchard Designers
Kit: Down by the Shore by Scraps By Missy
The third template that I want to share is from ChrissyW Digital’s Sample Pack 8. I originally created this as a CT layout but I’m sharing it because of what I did with the template. This template has a collection of squares, typically they would be used to clip paper and small photos to. I decided to go a different route and combine some of the square spaces to hold one larger picture. This put a creative spin on the layout and it came out looking great:
“Princess Birthday Kisses”
Template: Sample Pack 8 by ChrissyW Digital
Kit: Summer Meadow by ChrissyW Digital
This next template is very popular and very basic but it’s flexibility is what I love. This is Template A from Becky Higgins’ Project Life. I see this template used everywhere but what makes layouts made with this standout is how people adapt and change it to meet their layout needs. In this layout I combined card slots to place a larger picture while keeping the overall lines of the template. It’s an easy way to make a template your own. Take a look at the template and the changes I made to use it for my layout:
Template: Template A by Becky Higgins Project Life
Kit: Various kits from Sahlin Studios
This last template is the new June freebie template from Angie Kovacs called Just Journal. I love the square collage area in the center. I think I gravitated toward this template because of it’s funky yet simple feel. I really enjoy templates with clean lines and open space. This template has both of those qualities, I was even able to use a paper that had a large graphic and it actually shows in the layout, I sometimes find that hard to accomplish with the other templates I use. I used Polka Dot Pixels kit “School Day” with a photo from our Disney World trip last month. Even though I took a lot of pictures, I’m glad there’s a large variety, there always seems to be a picture to use with whatever kit I choose! This template and kit go so well together:
Template: June Freebie Template by Angie Kovacs
Kit: School Day by Polka Dot Pixels
I hope you enjoyed the selection of templates and some ideas on how to use them. Just remember, a template is a starting point, don’t forget you can change them up to suit your needs! If you use any of these templates, leave me a link so that I can see what you created!
Welcome back, it’s New Release Thursday! Today there are releases from ChrissyW Digital and Polka Dot Pixels that I want to share. In this post, the photos are linked to the products in TheDigiChick shop. First up are two sets of 4×12 Paper Cutter Strips from ChrissyW Digital:
I used the square strip mask and clipped 48 photos onto it! I wouldn’t have used any of them as “feature” photos but I liked the action shots. This way I can incorporate them in a fun way! Each small square will end up being about an inch square when this page is printed out in 12”x12” size, I think that’s a perfect size to show a little action to compliment the large black and white “feature” picture!
Template: Paper Cutters – Tiles (freebie) by ChrissyW Digital
Papers: Cardstock Solids – Set #2 by ChrissyW Digital
Elements: Oh Boy by Scraps by Missy
In this layout, I used the cloud strip as an overlay on the blue polka dot paper. I used two layers of the cutter strip. The bottom layer I used a pastel effect to give the clouds a light blue and shaded look. On the top cloud layer I used a glass effect to give the look of dimension, almost like a dimensional sticker you find for paper scrapbook pages. It really adds character to the layout!
Cutter Template: Paper Cutters – Cloud (Set 2)
Template: June Freebie Blog Template by Sahlin Studios
Kit: Down by the Shore by Scraps by Missy
The other new release I’d like to share is a kit by Polka Dot Pixels called “Classified”. It’s school themed which makes it perfect for end of the school year pictures! I love the vintage look of this kit, it really makes my layout feel special, take a look:
I don’t have any “traditional school” pictures but I used some from a project we did to learn about rainbows.
“Love to Learn”
Template: Project Life Journal Cards V4 by M&M Designs
Kit: Classified by Polka Dot Pixels
I hope you like using these templates and kit as much as I do! Leave me a link if you use them, I’d love to see what you make too!
Hey there! I’m glad you decided to drop by again! Today I have some new releases to share with you. Two of the designers that I CT for release their products on Thursday so it seemed logical to post about new releases on… Thursday!
First up is a CU (commercial use) product from Scraps by Missy called “CU Patts Vol 1” and you can get it over at Stuff to Scrap. It will go up in the store tomorrow (6/7/13) and will be 30% off from 6/7/13 to 6/13/13. There are four different pattern overlays in the set to help you make your own patterned paper to match your favorite kits! I can’t tell you how simple these overlays are to use, it only took me about five minuets to make all four papers! Seriously! Take a peek:
Sample Pages using CU Patts Vol 1 by Scraps by Missy
Next up is a big release from ChrissyW Digital. First up is a pack of Facebook timeline cover templates called “Cover Up Templates”, they are 30% off right now and you can pick up over at TheDigiChick. I’ve taken the easy way out on my personal Facebook page and have just posed a picture as my cover photo. These templates make me want to take the time to create a new cover photo that’s more creative! The sample cover photos I made went together easily, that’s why I really love her templates! I don’t have to agonize over what to put where and my layouts turnout looking great! Take a look at the template pack and what I made with them:
Template: Cover Up 1 by ChrissyW Digital
Kit: Spring At Last by ChrissyW Digital
Template: Cover Up 4 by ChrissyW Digital
Kit: Personality by Scraps By Missy
Also releasing from ChrissyW Digital today is “Sample Pack 10” and it’s also available in a 8.5″x11″ size! Both sets are 30% off and can be found at TheDigiChick. I love the variety in this set. I ended up using one large picture as a background instead of a paper and I think it turned out great! The templates are simple and uncluttered, just my style. Take a look:
Template: Sample Pack 10 by ChrissyW Digital
Kit: Crazies by KStudio
The last release from ChrissyW Digital today is the kit “Spring At Last” over at TheDigiChick. This kit has coordinating papers, elements and alpha, an extra button alpha, extra papers and quick pages! You can also pick them up all together in the Entire Collection pack! Guess what, all of these pieces are 30% too! Wow! I used one of the QP (quick pages) along with the button alpha to create a page about the “Fairy Meet & Greet” we did this past month at Disney World. I ended up using the coordinating button stitches in each button of every, single, letter… I think it was worth it though! Check out all these sets:
“meet and greet” – Quick Page
Spring At Last QP1 by ChrissyW Digital
Spring At Last Alpha by ChrissyW Digital
I also want to share another release from earlier in the week. This one is from M&M Designs and it’s a really nice pocket page style template called “Project Life Journal Cards V3” and you can find it at Gotta Pixel for just $4! That’s only $1 per template! I really love these because you can make this type of template as simple or as complicated as you want!
These templates fit right in with the other pages I use in my Digital Project Life!
Template: Project Life Journal Card V3 by M&M Designs
Kit: Just Sew Cute by ChrissyW Digital
M&M Designs also released “Enchanted Eve” on Tuesday. This set is also only $4! I haven’t made a layout with this template yet because I work on the pocket template team but I bet I will pull one of these out soon to scrap some of my photos. I like M&M Designs’ traditional layout templates as they help me work on my clustering skills! I am NOT a natural cluster scrapper! With these templates I know where my flowers and doo-dads should go and about how many I need. You should check out both types of templates from her store. Here’s a picture of “Enchanted Eve”:
Everyone still with me? Good!
That’s all I have for you today but you won’t want to miss tomorrow! I’ve got some of my favorites lined up for you, I’m thinking that Friday’s will become my “Friday Faves”! Come back tomorrow to check it out!