Thursday, July 28, 2011

The 1st 'Digi Scrap Connect' Blog Train

Welcome to the First Digi Scrap Connect Blog Train.

This blog train is comprised of 24  designers who, for the past 5 weeks, have been participating in the Design Factor Challenge.  For our 5th challenge, it was required to make an element pack using CU items.  Since quite a few of the items being used (and re-used) were the same for each participating designer, we worried that we were going to have flowers, ribbons and strings 'coming out our ears' so we decided to have fun with it and turn it into a great Blog Train by adding some fabulous papers as well.  The 'Flowers, Ribbons, and Strings Oh My!!' blog train was thus born.  We hope you have fun collecting the great mini kits.

Here's mine
Click on the image to download from MediaFire (download expired).

And, for your convenience, I've provided the list of URL links to each of the Blog Train stops.  (Please note, some, if not all of the kits in this blog train will only be available for 1 week.)

DigiScrap Connect {Home Station}
Piccolina Designs
JDK Skrapz
Dancing Princess Designs
Inspired By Dominic Designs
Dana's Footprints Designs
Milly Dee Designs
Amanda and Millie Designs
Rose Thorn Designs <--- You are here.
Kim Hackworth Creations
Scraps by Mara
Digital Gator Designs
Snackpackgu's Designs
Rumki Designs
Designs by Angel
Scrapdragon Designs
Rebecca Meyers Designs
Ramona Memories
Bitny Designs
Lizard Dau Designs
Digital Harmony
Foosa Moon Creations
Midnight Owl

Thanks for stopping by... Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Design Factor - Round 4 Freebie

Round 4 of The Design Factor ends tomorrow, but I managed to get my kit finished and uploaded today.

Round 4's challenge required that the participants first create a shape of some sort, one of our own making, not a pre-made, designer resource shape, and then use that shape in 3 patterned papers and 5 unique elements as well as create an alphabet, also incorporating the shape.  This particular challenge was, well, definitely a challenge; I found it difficult to think of different ways to use the same shape and I got bored with it towards the end.  I do hope, however, that some of you digi-scrappers out there will find it useful.

We were allowed to incorporate 4 CU (commercial use) products or designer resources within our designs but I decided to create everything myself, from scratch, using only the basic tools provided within my software programs.

Here's my contribution to Round 4 - Free for a limited time, through the 29th of this month only, after that it will be available in my store.

Click on the image to go to the Design Factor Gallery - download link can be found there.
 Thanks for stopping by today - Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

'Christmas in July' Sale and The Design Factor - Round 3 Freebie

There's a 'Christmas in July' sale going on right now through the 15th at E-Scape and Scrap; get Full kits, alphabets, printables, quick pages, mini albums, stickers and cluster frames at drastically reduced prices - visit the 'Specials' section of The Nifty Boutique.

While there, be sure to check out my 'Christmas Time' kit, a mix of traditional and modern holiday items, at 50% off during the sale it's only $2.00!

 Round 3 of The Design Factor ended on Sunday, July 10th.

Round 3 required that the participants choose a neutral, monochromatic color scheme and add one or more contrasting, brighter colors to use as accents.  The contrasting colors were not to be used on the paper designs and only sparingly on the embellishments.  I really enjoyed this challenge and I think I may apply this coloring method to future designs.

Here's what I came up with for this challenge - Free for a limited time, through the 22nd of this month only, after that it will be available in my store.

Click on the image to go to the Design Factor Gallery - download link can be found there.
 Thanks for stopping by today; happy scrapping!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Design Factor Round 2 - Freebie

Round 2 of The Design Factor ended on Sunday, July 3rd but, due to the Independence Day holiday and the activities I attended in relation to it, I'm a little late posting about it here.

Round 2 presented the participants with the challenge of creating repeating patterned background images (digital papers) using our own 'drawings', be it doodled, painted or drawn and to only used designer resources for texture and styles.  Using InkScape and Adobe Photoshop CS5 software, I designed shapes which I then used to create the leaves, flowers and butterflies; the birds are hand-drawn using the pen tool in CS5.

Here's my contribution to Round 2 - Free for a limited time, through the 15th of this month only, after that it will be available in my store.

Click on the image to go to the Design Factor Gallery - download link can be found there.

Thanks for stopping by today; happy scrapping!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Birthday Celebration, New Kits, Blog Train and a Freebie

This month, The Nifty Boutique at E-Scape and Scrap (the place where my digital scrapbook products sold) is turning 7!  In celebration of this event, Julie Mead, the owner of E-Scape and Scrap and The Nifty Boutique, along with her design team, has collaborated on the making of a beautiful, digital-scrapbook kit, called Lucky 7.

For the entire month of July 2011, if you purchase $10.00 of products from The Nifty Boutique, you can get the Lucky 7 Nifty Designer Series kit for FREE.  Please visit The Nifty Boutique Blog to learn more about this offer and other offers going on the month of July (including a blog train of Lucky 7 coordinated freebies).

Many of the designers loved this kit's theme and color palette so much that they made a number of 'extras' that will coordinate well with the base kit; I created this mini add-on which will be on sale for $2.00 for the month of July.

Click on the image to go to this product in my store at The Nifty Boutque.

That's all for today but I'll be back in a couple of days to post about my round 2 kit for The Design Factor.

Thank you for stopping by and happy scrapping to you!

Digiscrap Forum Blog Train

For the month of July, 2011, Digiscrap Forum is having it's first ever blog train and you're invited to hop on board!

What's a Blog Train?  Click HERE to go to an earlier post of mine where I (attempt to) explain it.

The blog train station (the first stop) is located  HERE in the Digiscrap Forum.  There are 25 designers participating, all using the same color palette.

My blog is stop number 16; if you came to my blog by following the train stops in order, then you would have come to me via the site of Farynar's Wings.

Here is what I have for you; I hope you like it. :-)

PU/S4O/S4H but NOT for Commercial Use

Click on the image to go to MediaFire to download (dowload expired).

Your next stop on the blog train is to Digi Deborah's Designs Dyabel Designs.

Have fun and thanks for stopping by today.