Monday, March 30, 2009
I've got many new files in the store just in time for Easter. First up are my build an Easter egg files. These files are so versatile and easy to cut! The eggs cut as overlays that get layered on to a solid egg. Mix and match these files for endless combinations! Click on the previews to see the files in my store.
Check out this great card CDT Kelly did with my build an Easter egg file! I just love all the little details she added...the stitching, embossing, and gem!
Susan also had fun with this file...creating an adorable mobile for her cute grandson!
Check out the wonderful layout CDT member Lisa created using the build an Easter Egg two file. I love how she used the plain egg as a journaling box and the decorative eggs as titles. Scroll down to see more amazing projects from her.
Once again Susan stepped out of the box and created this splendid wall hanging. She used a copper gel pen to outline the eggs. My favorite part though is the liquid applique she used on the flower buds.
Isn't this candy bar wrapper the cutest! This file is perfect to cut and stick inside an Easter basket. It would also be a great treat to give to a teacher, hair dresser, and mail carrier. It is always nice to remember everyone that makes your life special at Easter. All pieces cut separately so you could easily use this on a scrapbook page too. This file could be made into magnets and attached to the front of a card. Attach these to paperclips, add a pen and my Notepad with cover file and you have a wonderful little gift. Click on preview to see the file in my store.
This file is perfect for all the upcoming weddings that happen when the weather starts to warm up. This file is also great for other occasions such as the hearts can be used for Valentine's projects. Click on preview to see the file in my store.
Check out the great project CDT member Laury did for her daughter's wedding favors using this charming file and modifying Sam and Hailey Designs round top box .
It's time to announce another very talented member of my Creative Design Team. Give a warm welcome to Lisa Lindesmith.
Lisa had the following to say about herself.
"My name is Lisa Lindesmith. I live in Apex, North Carolina with my husband and two daughters, ages 10 and 15. For work, I am a research scientist studying the viruses that cause the stomach flu. For fun, I am a paper lover! A couple of years ago, my husband gave me a Craft Robo for Mother's Day and my digal cutter career began. I had so much fun with my Robo, that I quickly upgraded to the 13 inch KNK. I enjoy combining paper piecing with rubberstamping to create cards, scrapbooks and other 3D home decor and packaging items. My style is relatively linear and simple with clean lines, lots of white space and a 3D embellishment. Shelly's files are a pleasure to design with and I enjoy using them in my projects."
I must say I feel the same about Lisa...I love seeing the fabulous projects she creates with my files. Check out some of her projects below.
This great card uses my Festive Twig Tree file. I love how Lisa changed my file a bit by adding the bow to the bottom.
These wonderful cards below use my playful flowers, leaves, and vines file. Hurry this file is on sale for March only. She created it for my Paperthreads card sketch challenge.
This beautiful card uses my year round floral shaped card. I just love the shading Lisa did on this card!
Hurry today is the last day to get my Be My Valentine digital kit on sale for 40% off. It really is a great kit that would work not only for Valentine's layout but any layout showcasing love. Click on the preview to purchase it in my store.
Below is a layout I did using my kit and the wonderful Alternative Heart Template by Mega-Doodle Inspired (click on her blinkie to the right for more info). It is aversatile layered PSD file. I even hid a few layers I didn't need so the possibilities are endless!
Here is an awesome layout by CDT member Elizabeth. Isn't that puppy the cutest! I love how this kit matches that pillow perfectly.
Okay I think you've waited long enough. Thank goodness for the scroll button huh! Tee hee! Here is your freebie. Click on the image to download. Please leave a little love if you download. Click on Bannerwoman's blinkie at the left for more info of the the products I used in this freebie.
That's it for now! Eventually I will get all my CDT announced! These ladies just keep making amazing projects and I'll keep sharing them with you!
Enjoy your day!
Monday, March 23, 2009
I have a few new files in my store so you can ready for Easter early this year.
First up is the festive twig tree. This little tree will take you through all the holidays and seasons of the year. Simply choose the shape you want and copy it as many time you'd like to adhere to your twig tree. This file was designed to fit perfectly on a 5" x 7" card. Please keep in mind you can also use the shapes on other paper crafting projects. The ghost would be perfect on a Halloween invitation. The flower would look great on a girly scrapbook page. Also, it is easy to add other files to this tree. The jingle bell or ornament from my build a wreath file would look great adhered to this twig tree. Click on the preview to purchase the file.
Next is the Build an Easter Egg. This file has so many choices! This file makes it easy to make many different Easter themed eggs. All the patterned eggs cut as overlays which you place a solid egg underneath thus the color combos are endless! In addition to the egg overlays it comes complete with a basket, plain eggs, and flowers to decorate your basket. You could even decorate the basket further by adding the bow from my festive twig tree file to the basket handle. This looks great on a card or to decorate a gift bag. Click on the preview to purchase the file.
Check out this awesome card CDT Kelly made using this file. I just love the stitching, embossing and jewel she did on the egg.
Here are a few sneak peaks of files coming soon to my store.
I'd like to announce another very creative member of my Creative Design Team.
Sandra Allred. I'm am so happy she agreed to be a part of my team as you will see when you scroll down she is amazingly talented!
Here are a few words Sandra had to say to introduce herself!
"My name is Sandra Allred. I'm 48. I’m married and have a teenage son. I'm a native Carolinian. Born in
I have scrapbooked for 13 years (stamping and card making not quite as long). I purchased my wishblade in spring of 2007 but didn’t really start using it until spring of 2008. I am in the process of purchasing a used KNK. My style varies depending on what I am making. Typically my scrapbook pages are simple and clean cut. I will “step out of my box” when doing cards and altering items.
I love to have fun and tease and my feelings are not hurt easily."
Below are some of the the fabulous projects Sandra has done using my files.
This layout using my Circle and Wave layout file. I just love how she used that surfboard paper!
Here's a coupon for you if you want to purchase the Circle and Wave layout file. Hurry though as it expires at the end of the month.
This layout uses my paint roller file. I just love how Sandra randomly brushed paint on the paper for her background. The paint can file is from Visual Designs by Chris..see her website in her left sidebar. However, I also have a paint can file. See it here.
This layout uses my alphabet charm letters :Uppercase file. I love the simple clean look of this layout. I tend to go overboard with embellishments and I admire those who know when enough is enough!
This card uses my I love you card file. I just love Sandra's choice of papers.
You may have notice little metal charms in Sandra's projects. Well Sandra is definitely a charm lover! She even enticed me to by some charms from her favorite store A Charming Place. Now if I can just remember to use them! I have many more projects to share but I'm sure you are getting tired of this lengthy post...so I'll share them later.
Finally, here is your freebie! Thanks for hanging in there! This uses Bannerwoman's great mulberry layer styles and MDI's great envelope. Click on their blinkie on the right for more info.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
My newest digital scrapbooking kit is finally in the store! Woo Hoo! It is all about that famous colored dough. For copyright reasons I won't mention the brand name but I know you know what I am talking about.
This kit is perfect to showcase photos of children playing with that famous colored dough! The colors are designed to suit boys or girls. It even comes complete with 10 elements made out of clay. Also, included is a display case for your digital clay sculptures. In the kit is 6 dough cans matching the colors of this kit. The label on the can is empty for you to personalize as you wish. This kit includes 40 elements, 14 papers and a clay dough capital letter alpha with punctuation.
Click on the preview to check it out at Paperthreads.
I also have a freebie add on for you so you can see for yourself how great the clay style by Bannerwoman is that I used in my full size kit. (click on her blinkie at the right for more info on Bannerwoman's products) It even comes with a 12 x 12 textured gradient paper.
Click on the preview to download it.
I haven't forgotten about all the digital cutters out there. I have also created a cutting file to match this dough kit. Click on the preview to see it in my Paperthreads store.
I also have a a new flower and title file perfect for Spring layouts. Click on preview to see it in my store.
I have many new files coming too. Here is a sneak peak at a few so stay tuned...they should be in the store soon.
I have a little fancier build an Easter egg file with a tree and grass, a Spring ducky and an Easter candy bar wrapper almost completed too.
I intended on announcing another member of my CDT but I think this post is long enough! So I will do that on another day. That will give me an excuse to blog again too. Are you in shock I am blogging just about every other day now!
Thanks for reading, looking and downloading! Have a fabulous day!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Are you shocked? I'm posting once again and it's only been a few days since my last post! LOL!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I have a great card in honor of the Holiday Deb Cole made. She used my
I Love You Card file. However, she put a very creative twist on it by turning the heart button into a clover! How clever is that!
I promised to announce my Creative Design Team so I'm back today to announce Kelly Stone. She is a very talented! She is best know for her attention to detail and her love of embossing. Below is a photo of Kelly and a few words about herself.
"My name is Kelly Stone and I will be 33 this March. I am happily married and work full-time with my husband running a small computer store. Currently it is just us and our 3 cats, but we are hoping to expand our family this year. We live in upstate NY, although each cold winter we talk about moving further south. (Maybe someday . . . LOL). I own a blue Wishblade and KNK Studio GE. I am an avid card maker and really enjoy the sketch challenges at Paperthreads that Shelly hosts. They are a great source of inspiration. I have done a few scrapbook layouts, and I am hoping to do more this year. I am delighted to be a member of Shelly's Creative Design Team."
This card uses my Cupcake Card file and Sentiments Variety File. I love the sparkles and embossing! I actually designed this file to be used independently as a shaped card but Kelly had a fabulous idea of putting it on a rectangle card.
The card below also uses the cupcake file and sentiments variety file. This time however, Kelly made the cupcake much smaller. What a great idea!
This card uses my alphabet charm letters file for the inside of the card and also Paperthreads Designs Swirly Flower Block for the front. I have to say I never thought to add any of my files to the inside of cards...it looks great though!
Last, this card used my build a snowman file and Christmas word charms file. I love all the snowflake patterns on this one.
As you can see Kelly does excellent work and I'm so proud to have her on my team!
Now I finally got my little mini kit done for the DSO color challenge. You can download my freebie by clicking on the links below the preview. Kim B picks out such excellent colors don't you think? If you like what you see visit the forum to download many other mini kits and see some great layouts using the colors swatch. Please leave a comment as a little TY goes a long way! Oh and I don't use 4shared!
Sorry..I fixed the links...don't know what happened as they were working when I first posted!
Credits and special thanks goes to:
Bannerwoman (click on the blinkie on the right)
Mega-Doodle Inspired (clink on the blinkie on the right)
I hope you got some goodies during my sale. If not I do have some specials still going on and more new files to come so check them out at my store.
Thanks for reading, looking, and downloading!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
First off I have a sale currently running in my store at Paperthreads. Hurry it ends on St. Paddy's day! Click on the blinkie to be taken to my store.
(Note credit for many of the styles used in my Ad blinkie goes to Bannerwoman...click on her blinkie in my side bar for more info)
I have a very popular new file in the store. It is great for the bird craze that has hit the paper crafting world.
It is called birds of a feather. It is great because all pieces cut separately so you can mix and match legs, wings, eyes to make your unique bird.
Click on the photo to be taken directly to it in my store.
I have a wonderful collapsible box with ties that is so versatile and so easy to make. It would work great for storing all those little tiny embellishments like dew drops, buttons, and even glitter glue. I also think it would make a great little Easter basket for a teacher. The best thing about this is the box folds flat so it will fit in a card to be mailed. A great surprise! Click on the photo to be taken directly to it in my store.
I also have many new files that hopefully will hit the store before my sale is over so keep checking the store.
Here is a sneak peak!
I also have some build an Easter egg files in the works, an Easter candy bar wrapper, tic tack holder, and two build an Easter egg files with grass, tree and Easter basket. Yes, Easter is definitely under way on my computer!
I also have a new kit ready for digital scrapbookers. As I said hopefully it will be uploaded to the store before my sale is over on Tuesday. It is perfect for photos of little ones playing with that famous colored dough. I will give you more details about this kit once it hits the store and also I have a freebie add on too!
I've been neglecting to tell you all about my Creative Design Team long enough. So without further ado I will announce at least one member now and then more each day until I announce them all.
Please welcome Laury Vaden! She is an absolutely amazing lady with so much talent. She is a whiz who sometimes helps me with my files when I get stuck. She comes to my rescue many times to make my files the best they can be. I'm so delighted to have her on my team! Here are a few words Laury would like to share about herself.
"I have always been surrounded by art. I grew up in a home
where the walls were fi lled with oils and watercolors. Some of
my parents close friends were artist. My best friend’s father was
an artist. My nursery school teacher’s husband was an artist. We lived 2 miles from Mystic Connecticut where each year I
attended the annual Mystic Art Festival.
I am a painter, quilter, weaver, spinner, computer artist, tatter, knitter, fabric designer, jewelry designer etc. My work is as
diverse as the media I work in. I have been advised to focus. I
get bored. I love to learn new techniques; new ways of creating
beauty. I am entranced and amazed by the uniqueness of each
media/technique. I love texture and color. My first painting class was in Uba, Brasil. I continued my art training at Vanderbilt University where I studied drawing and
painting. I have a BS in Computer Science from Vanderbilt
University and an MS from the University of Illinois Chicago
campus. When I turned 40 I studied with Natalie McKay
in Flemington. I have taken classes at the Somerset Art
Association and I am currently working my way through the art
classes at RVCC. I have shown work at the Petite Gallery in Clinton, NJ, the
Highland Park 2007 Art Festival, and at Over Th e Moongate in
Highland Park where I was part of a 3 person show
March 8, 2008.
I am currently exploring printing with the intent
of not only learning and creating but of also
documenting my experiments. I am also currently learning and designing
for my Craft Robo which I recently
purchased last October 2008. I look forward to working with
Laury Vaden email@example.com"
See I told you she was very talented! Check out her website too. You'll be blown away with her artwork! She also has some other neat stuff even tutorials so you simply must check it out!
Here are a few projects she designed using my files. This adorable card uses the birds of a feather file mentioned above. Don't you just love the jewel eyes!
The beautiful card below is of Laury's own design but does use my elegant sentiments file.
This is a card Laury did for the card sketch challenge I host on Paperthreads. I think the removable bookmark is an excellent idea! It used my playful flowers, branches and leaves file.
The card below uses my clothes line baby girl file. I just love the quilted work she did with the pen tool and the bright colors.
I have many more works from her but this post is getting quite long so I'll share them later.
Now to get to what you have been waiting for. Here is a freebie I designed while testing Bannerwoman's awesome stitching style. This style is absolutely awesome! I highly recommend you click on Bannerwoman's blinkie in my side bar for more info. Oh and I also used her felt style too! Click on the preview to download the freebie. Oh and I no longer use 4shared. Please leave a comment here if you download. A little thank you really warms the heart!