Monday, January 23, 2012

New Release - Inspire

Inspire is a collection of 18 lightly distressed papers in soft yellow, orange, pink, and gray.  The coordinating set of elements features frames, rolled bloom, banner, borders, bird, clouds, swirl, photo mask, tag, journal cards, and several more.  I hope you will enjoy documenting the things that inspire you and many other special moments with this kit.  This new release is 25% off through Wednesday, January 25th.  Please check it out!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Art Journaling

I have been interested in Art Journals for some time now.  They are just so beautiful and personal!  And the lure of all that mixed media - paint, pastels, pencil, etc - makes it look so fun and free.  However, the supplies, the mess (although fun), and the time, well, are just not practical for me at this time.  I can't take care of a one year old with my hands full of paint...well, ok I could but that would just be a huge mess!
Enter digital art journaling...convenient, affordable, and a way to further my photoshop skills.  Now all I needed was some inspiration so I signed up for a new class at which started this week.  And so far, it has provided some awesome inspiration to get me started!  Jessica has teamed up with Nancie Rowe Janitz, who I already knew made some amazing works of art.  The materials included with the class are beautiful but I am having the most fun with the brushes by attempting to create depth in my pages.  I've even passed on using many shapes and have been pulling out my pencil tool and just drawing for myself!  eek!  It's fun.
You don't need anything special to try this out - just go with it!  Grab some fun brushes and picks some fun colors and do it!  You can use your friend google to find free and interesting photoshop brushes and ephemera all over the web.  Here are my first works:

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Release! You Are All Boy

I'm excited to put out my newest kit - You are all boy- because like so many of you out there, I am often drawn to the girly scrapbooking supplies of which there are tons.  It's harder to find something that speaks just to boys but this kit does just that.  There are 14 coordinating, lightly grunged papers and a set of 31 elements featuring fasteners, frames, word art, epoxy buttons, and stitches.  You can pick it up in my store and to celebrate this new release it is 25% off for the rest of the weekend. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Release! A Cute Hoot

Now that my very busy December is over, I am excited to get back to designing once again!  No, I don't have the Christmas decorations put away BUT they are all in one place ready to be put away. :)  So I figured it was a good time to finish up a fun and cheerful kit I've been working on over the last couple of months or so.  The new release, A Cute Hoot, is a fun and girly kit with two coordinating paper sets with 13 papers each and an element set.  They are bright, fun, and something to wake you up from the dull of Winter!  I hope you enjoy them.  And it's 25% through January 4th so head on over to my store.

And I've also put together this fun quick page which is absolutely free!  All you need to do is add the perfect pictures.