Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Blog Re-Design DONE!

PHEW! I am SO happy that is done (though, I am still miffed that it had to be redone in the first place, but, alas, such is life sometimes). ;)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Don't Mind Our Dust... Again... /sigh

I am not really happy to be re-clothing this blog so soon since I last did it... I would REALLY love to have a consistent design and emblem... something I DON'T have to constantly change... /sigh

I made the mistake of designing the current blog design while previewing Adobe CC, so now that I am back to previous versions, all my base files are incompatible! What a total derp moment! Ugh!

Oh well, I haven't really been happy with the aesthetic of this design for a while anyway... so here we go again! (My apologies for the temporary ugliness - but thankfully, the links and whatnot shouldn't be affected.)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Today's Weather - 3x4 Journal Cards


(Download from Google Drive HERE.)

I am SO super excited to share these - you have NO idea! LOL. I got the idea quite a while ago from another PixelScrapper denizen who does pocket scrapbooking, and I have been meaning to make these for quite a while! And now, FINALLY, they are here! :D

Weather is something pretty close to my heart; I almost went to college for meteorology. When I was growing up, people would look at me weird when they asked me what my favourite television channel was because my answer was consistently, "The Weather Channel!" And that was back when they didn't have any "programming" and just showed the weather and nothing but the weather. I just couldn't imagine doing daily/weekly pocket scrapbooking and NOT mentioning the weather! LOL!

So, I am limiting this to PU/S4H and the main reason is because I exclusively just arranged paper and elements and drop shadows all from the PixelScrapper team, and it just doesn't feel right to release it is CU4CU or even CU. You know, I released that Old Brass bling kit back in July as CU4CU and it rested very heavily on the shoulders of PixelScrapper, and I have felt bad about it ever since. They haven't said anything about it - they've been SO good to me and SO very generous; I really want to do them right!

As I'm posting in the TOUs, I don't mind if designers want to bundle my whole kit (TOUs, previews, and all) with their commercial use products, just as long as it is explicit that there is NO money being exchanged for THIS kit and that it is merely a nice bonus. I am OK with that. Referencing me would be nice, too, but as long as my previews and TOU are included, I have no problem with that - it means that the people who put in the really hard work get the credit - 'cause let's face it, everything I make points back to two things: PixelScrapper and Jesus - because they have given me the means and freedom to be creative! ;)

So, with all that said,  as always, thanks for visiting and please enjoy! ;)

Friday, January 2, 2015

PixelScrapper January 2015 Blog Train: Winter Arabesque



(The link to the official PixelScrapper blog train post: HERE.)

I am really excited for this blog train. The colours are gorgeous and the theme is fun. Surprisingly enough, I don't have a lot to chit chat about this one, though I am super excited about it and what everyone else is sharing... so I'll just get straight to the giving of the goodies. ('cause I am pretty sure you're here more for the goodies than what I am blabbering on about... lol... not that y'all don't humor me very nicely, which I appreciate.) ;)




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And, as always, thanks for visiting and please enjoy! ;)
Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

PixelScrapper December 2014 Blog Train: The Nutcracker


(The link to the official PixelScrapper blog train post: HERE.)


Once again, I was NOT feeling the colours - the red + green of the holiday season is just... YUCK, in my humble opinion. And I am not a real big fan of nutcrackers; they're freakin' creepy. BUT, I LOVE ballet! 

I took ballet class and performed in holiday shows and a yearly company-wide show until I was a teenager. I quit the year before I would join a show/competition troupe and graduate to toe shoes. (I did graduate to my high heel tap shoes - God, I loved those shoes!) I loved to dance, but I was becoming quickly aware that my body type was not desirable in a dancer... my mom used to heckle me about it. But, anyway - that's the past and not the can of worms to open now. (lol, baggage.) What I was getting at is that I will always have a love and affinity for dance.

My great aunt once took me to see the Nutcracker performed by the Kansas City Ballet, and it was one of those life-altering, I-will-remember-this-forever, this-has-shaped-the-way-I-see-the-world events (my great aunt gave me a lot of those kind of events). And the part I remember liking the most was the Flight of the Sugarplum Fairies. So, I really tried to channel some of that into my portion of the blog train.

I was thinking about gentle snow falling, the patterns on the ballerinas' costumes, the fluff of their skirts and sleeves, and the twinkle of pixie dust. <3

So, without further ado, my contribution to this month's blog train:


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And, as always, thanks for visiting and please enjoy! ;)
Have a happy holiday and be safe! <3

Friday, November 21, 2014

When Christmas Barfed

While I was working on my contribution for the December PixelScrapper blog train, I made what was, IMHO, a really ugly paper in Christmas colours. Then I decided to make some more of them! Because, Christmas time is famous for really ugly sweaters and some other colour/pattern combos that make an onlooker wonder what the heck the designer was thinking!

So, without further ado, this is what I think it would look like if Christmas barfed all over someone's house!

(And, just to make things clear, I mean the title of this kit very humorously. I am a Christian, and I certainly mean no disrespect of this holiday. I more or less mean to poke fun at the consumerism of this holiday, which I think anyone can appreciate. So, I hope I have not offended anyone.)


Available to download through Google Drive: HERE.

Friday, October 31, 2014

PixelScrapper November 2014 Blog Train: Our House


(The link to the official PixelScrapper blog train post: HERE.)

I have to admit that I was really not feeling the colours for this blog train. I tried and I tried, and it was just not working for me... /sigh.
So, I decided to go with some word art - that a way I can contribute something and not mess with the colours that are just... so not my thing right now. lol.

So, these word art stamps are sized in 4x6 and 3x4 variations, intended for ProjectLife and other pocket scrapbooking, though I think they're versatile enough that a creative scrapbooker can make them work wherever. ;)

And, also with these, I am making a special request that if you use these CU4CU that you NOT distribute just the stamps - please either do something creative with them (beyond simply recolouring or distressing them) or just distribute my whole file with your stuff (as a special "gift" would be fine by me - because I would rather ya' not be selling my unaltered work as your own). Does that make sense? I hope I am not making this too complicated (I don't think I am).



(Download from Google Drive HERE.)

And, as always, thanks for visiting and please enjoy! ;)