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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Scavenger Hunt goodies from Oscraps

Want the kit that I used for these two layouts free? Head over to Oscraps and check out how to get Wildrose now before it ends.

KIT CREDIT: Wildrose and PopArt Alpha by Becky Vosburg (B-Creative)

KIT CREDITS: Wildrose by Becky Vosburg (B-Creative)

A chance to win $200 worth of scrap stuff

Yup, heard that right! Scrap Orchard is hosting a bingo game online on Nov 1st. If a card is filled by 18 calls, winner gets a GC for $200 to spend over three months time. I will be there with bells on. I have never won at Bingo, so Nat picked the numbers. Participants have to scrap their own card. Here is mine. For details head over there. (now closed for new entries)

CREDITS: Happy by Ziggle Designs; Numbers from Ziggle Autumn Festival freebie

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Another speaking engagement & new blog header

A few months ago, after I gave a digiscrap/ blogging seminar I was approached by the Florida Keys Community College in Key West to do another one for them. I just now confirmed the date. I will be speaking and instructing on Dec. 4 and spreading more scrap-joy! Even though public speaking is not my favorite thing to do, with the subject matter being something I love, it will make it easier.

Notice something different up at the top? I have been wanting to change out the blog header for a while now and I got such a positive response to a LO I did a couple weeks ago, I just used it. It is comprised of the Oscraps Oktober Collab, except the knotted clip line is from Cloud 9 by mgl Scraps.

I have been anxious to use a kit I won a couple weeks ago during a speed scrap. I used a combo actually of a couple of Kami's kits.

KIT CREDITS: Paper, cluster and ring-o-bling: Enchanting Indigo by Ziggle Designs; Glitter flowers and key:Feels Like Home Collab by B~Creative Designs and Ziggle Designs; and Paper Overlay: Romance Bonus by Lindsay Jane Designs

Til next time...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A week of freebies at the Orchard

Over at the Orchard they had 7 days of freebies called Autumn Festival. You had to be quick as the kits were out for 1 day each. I even made a layout right away with the first one.

KIT CREDITS: Autumn Festival Freebie-1: Cherry Mint by Irene Alexeeva

Til next time...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

White Space LO

Yesterday, I found a scraplift challenge at Oscraps that was definitely inspiring. I have been wanting to do a white/negative space layout for a while and I still tend to go overboard...this is the closest I've come so far.

KIT CREDITS: Everything from Oscraps Oktober Collab, except knotted clip line is from Cloud 9 by mgl Scraps

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Freebie Desktop for October

For October I made this desktop with the newest release from a collab from Monica and Franziska called Nightshade. It happens that I am CTing for BOTH these fabulous designers! I only used the tip of the iceberg...The kit has so much more. PLUS there was so much, they made an addon, alphas and QPs as well. I hope you enjoy this month's desktop. Click on the image to download. I'd love to hear your comments.

KIT CREDIT: Nightshade by Studio mgl and Franziska Altmann

Here is the preview of the kit, available here and here.

Til next time...

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Experimenting with Illustrator

Back in 2003 right after Nat finished 1st grade I took the photo here and around that time I had seen a tutorial somewhere about how to make the type drawing that is so popular now...kinda like the "Talk to Chuck" commercials. This was done purely by redrawing and not a shortcut action. It's not so bad, but I will have to work at it to get better.

KIT CREDIT: Cloud9 addon by mgl Scraps

I saw a neat designer challenge on Oscraps and came up with this. You had to follow a recipe:
1- Alpha
2 -Photos
3 -Papers
4- Lines of Journaling
5- Elements

KIT CREDIT: Spotlight Sampler by Annie Manning-Paint The Moon