Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Another Mini Kit - My Contribution to theStudio's Color Challenge for June

I managed to participate in yet another Color Challenge this month... and this time I really am doing it at the last minute; today is the last day!

Digital Scrapbooking Studio (DSS for short; aka theStudio) has a color challenge for it's members each month.  It's currently hosted by Monika of Monika Designs, one of my favorite designers.  Similar to other digital scrapbooking color challenges, participants have the choice of creating a layout or designing a mini kit to share, using the colors provided in the chosen color palette.  The sweet thing about this site's color challenge is you are given a free mini kit at the start of the month.  Check out the theStudio's forum and challenges for yourself, it's a great place to socialize and there's plenty of inspiration to be found there.

So, here's my contribution to theStudio's Color Challenge this month; I hope you like it.

To download, click on the preview image (download expired).

Thanks for stopping by; Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Another Free Mini Kit - A contribution to the DSO Color Challenge

Each month, over at DSO (DigiScrap Obsession), KimB hosts a wonderful Color Challenge where one can participate by either creating a layout or some sort of freebie, like a mini kit, to share with others; the only rule is you must use at least 3 of the colors in the month's chosen color palette.  KimB provides the color palette and, at the end of the month, she gives each participant a sweet mini kit of her own design using the same color palette.

This always seems to be a popular challenge (I'm sure it's because of the great talents of KimB!) and often there are a number of people contributing freebie items so that by the end of the month one can put together a fair-sized, collaborative kit to add to their stash of personal use, digital scrapbooking, products.

I don't always find the time to participate in this challenge but I did this month... so, here's my contribution to the June 2010 DSO Color Challenge, free for the taking.  I hope you like it.  Leave me a comment if you have the time; I'd love to hear from you.

To download, click on the Preview image (download expired).

Happy Scrapping all!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Freebie - Odds And Ends June 2010

When I design a kit, I often have 'left-overs' -- items that I created with the same color palette but just don't make it into the final product for some reason or another.  I've decided that, from time to time, I'll put these items into an 'Odds And Ends' collection and offer them here, on my blog, for free.

So, today I have my first  'Odds and Ends' collection for you.  This one uses the same color  palette used for my 'Baby's Firsts' kit.

The style of this collection isn't 'baby' themed but I suppose it doesn't necessarily mean you can't use it with my 'Baby's Firsts' kit.

To learn more about my 'Baby's Firsts' kit (which is not yet available in my store) and for a CHANCE TO WIN the entire kit, visit my blog post from yesterday (or click HERE).  The chance to win runs through Monday evening only (June 28, 2010).
To download the Odds And Ends - (downloads expired).

If you have time to leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Friday, June 25, 2010

New Kit, 'Baby's Firsts', coming soon and how you can win it!

Well, I've finally finished my baby themed kit and it is mega-sized!  It's called, 'Baby's Firsts'.

I created this kit with the idea that it should provide a wide range of papers and elements to enable you to create a full year of your baby's life (specifically the 1st year) and allow you to have a consistent color scheme throughout; a kit that would be useful for creating a full album or book.  I think I got a bit carried away though, with 40 papers and 116 Elements and an Alpha set.  LOL, I had other ideas too but if I kept going I'd probably never be finished.

It's not yet in my store because the store's site is having some server problems right now and I don't want to upload it there until those problems have been resolved (they moved our site to another server and in so doing, we lost all of May and June's uploads... so the store, in it's current state, is incomplete).  Keep an eye out here; I'll post about it when it's finally in the store.

In the interim, you can have a chance to win the entire kit.  Visit my post in The Happy Place over at the DigiShopTalk (DST) Forums (the link is HERE), leave me a comment there and you might be the lucky winner... I'll be choosing a winner at random on Monday evening.

And finally, the previews:

The Elements

The Papers

The Alpha

And I'll close with a teaser... I'll have a freebie posted here soon, I'm hoping tomorrow, so be sure to come back and check it out.  It uses the same color palette as my 'Baby Firsts' kit but it not necessarily 'baby' themed.

Until then, Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

E-scape and Scrap Blog Train - Freebie download

Welcome to the E-scape and Scrap,
'Summer So Fine',
Blog Train!

This is stop 12 of the blog train and I have a collection of 5 FREE Brads that coordinate with our team's collaborative kit, 'Summer So Fine' (the full kit is available at The Nifty Boutique).

To download this freebie, click HERE or on the preview image above (download expired).

Carol's Corner will be your next stop on the blog train; she has for you the lovely QP shown below.

*Note:  The blog train downloads will be available through the end of June, 2010.

If you lose your way along the blog train, you can always to to the train 'station', which you can find at The Nifty Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!

Monday, June 7, 2010

An E-Scape and Scrap designer collaborative and a mini kit, 'Summer Evening'


Well I had my surgery on May26th and it was really rough going for a bit there... but now I'm feeling much better and can start doing more designing. Yay!

The Baby themed kit I mentioned that I was working on is still in the design phase and because I'm trying to create a large kit, it's going to be a bit longer still.

News from The Nifty Boutique, the store of the E-Scape and Scrap designers, is that we've collaborated on a large kit with a summer theme; it's called 'Summer So Fine'.

'Summer So Fine' is now in the store and you can purchase it for $8.00 or, better still, get it FREE when you spend $10 on other products in the store. The code to receive it free is SSF Summer Gift, but if you forget, it's mentioned in the production description area on it's page in the boutique.

You can find the 'Summer So Fine' kit in the  'Seasons/Holidays - Summer' category of The Nifty Boutique or by clicking HERE.

I also have a new mini kit called 'Summer Evening'.

It's available in The Nifty Boutque for $2.99. Go there now by clicking HERE or by clicking on the preview image.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping to you!