Thursday, February 9, 2017

#Hashtag

Hashtags.  If you spend anytime at all on social media, you know what they are, whether you use them or not.  I have a tendency to use them to be silly more than to categorize my post or photo for others to find (yes, it's all about me, LOL).  However, I found myself making a title using a hashtag, and it got me to thinking that a set of words would be handy.  And then when I made the set of words, I thought, Hmmm.  A set of pocket cards could be handy.  And when I made the set of... well, you can see how it went.  Sort of like giving a mouse a cookie and for sure he's gonna want a glass of milk :)

So, this is where the #cookie went.



Those led to this:



(I might add that at this point, I sort of wondered if I was crazy.  I mean, black and white for a kit? )



Last, I made a set of templates that reflect the original scrapping event that required the hashtag title in the first place:



I have a sneaking suspicion that some of my creative team thought I was a little crazy, too.  But they were good sports and played along :)  And I think maybe were a little surprised by the results!



I love the way both color and black and white photos work with the neutrals of the kit, but you can always grab a spot of color from another kit if you want something to pop ;)  (sort of ironic that I am so color driven and yet there is none here, right?)

Hashtag #AndAllTheGoodies  will be on sale through Monday, so grab some photos and #ScrapLikeCrazy!
Julie

Sunday, February 5, 2017

More Valentine Goodies

Two very special collections return to my shop this week, just in time for Valentine's Day!

Sentimental:



This collection includes these fun Display Board templates (also available separately, of course):


The second collection is Heart's Delight:





Two differently styled template sets go with this collection:



A little something for everyone!  The pocket cards and the clusters for Heart's Delight are both new additions for my pocket scrapping project.
Some fresh inspiration:





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Both collections will be at the introductory sale price through Monday, so it's a perfect time to pick up that little something sweet for yourself! Til next time, Happy Scrapping!
Julie

Thursday, January 26, 2017

True Love

I'm not going to lie.  I have sort of a quirky non-literal approach to scrapbooking, probably because I am more motivated by color than theme.    And when I saw this pretty renaissance lady graphic, I thought I wanted to make her a kit, LOL.  I loved the colors, loved the look.  And then, because I'm trying to get better at making things that non-quirky folks can use, too, I spent some time thinking about what sort of kit she would fit into.  And Valentine's Day was the answer.  Because what is more romantic than the Knight in Shining Armor and his Fair Maiden?

Turns out it's also a really good kit for renaissance fairs and halloween costumes, LOL.  Lots of hearts and castles and beautiful colors really have very few scrapping limits.







This set of templates is a little out of the ordinary, as all of the "photo" spots are also the same size as Pocket cards - 3x4, 4x4, and 6x4.  This makes it easy to pop in one of the cards if you don't have enough photos.  There are a variety of dimensional cards in the matching pack, or just use those spots for cards you already have and want to use :)  (I called it "gridless" because they aren't in a rigid grid style layout.  I waivered on the title, because it sounds kind of grim, LOL.  But it said what I wanted to say so I left it ;)


I created a couple of layouts this week with Fair Maiden.  I think it's ironic that neither one of them actually uses the pretty lady, LOL:





The second layout was difficult, because I actually had to put my own picture on it (and THREE TIMES no less!)  But my husband really is my knight in shining armor and I wanted to document that, and so there you have it.  

I hope this inspires you to scrap tales of valor and happy times for yourself :)  Fair Maiden (and all of the pieces/parts) will be at the introductory sale price through Monday at my Digichick shop.  'Til next time, happy scrapping!

Julie

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Starstruck

One of my all-time favorites returns to my studio this week:







Since my project for the year is to use the Project Life app on my phone/tablet to get caught up with my backlog of photos, I created a new set to match this collection.  I'm really loving the dimensional look!

There are some great templates that go along with the set, too.  I've used this kit often for my own scrapping, and this is one I did with my "Grand-dog" and the Celestial photo trays:



You can pick up just the new cards, or if you are missing this beauty in your stash you can get the big money-saving bundle; all at the introductory sale price through Monday.

You can  visit my shop HERE, and until next time, happy scrapping!

Julie

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A New Beginning

There's something so wonderful about a new page, a fresh start - an opportunity to re-invent yourself and do things differently.  That's the spirit behind "A New Beginning."  I even used a completely different sort of palette - a bit frosty and cool (can we talk about how much snow and how many days below zero we have had so far this winter?!) but still cheerful.



There are coordinating useful goodies, too:




I have wonderful samples for you to ogle, too - I just love the creativity here!  




So much frosty goodness!
A New Beginning will be at the introductory sale price through Monday, so if you find yourself in need of a cuppa and some quiet time it's a perfect opportunity to scrap some new beginnings :)    You can  visit my  shop HERE, and until next time, happy scrapping!  

Julie

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sale!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed your break!  My family is still gathered and playing with all their new toys (including me, LOL).  No new goodies this week, but I'm having an after-Christmas sale in case you need a little something for yourself :)




You can  visit the shop HERE, and until next time, happy scrapping!

Julie

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Let's get Festive!

We're in the home stretch, now, holiday-wise!  I think I have the baseline essentials done, now, so bring on the cheer, LOL.  I've been trying to make a conscious effort to only include the traditions that genuinely give me joy and let the rest go.  Mind you, living in a new house has added some charming stresses with trying to figure out decorations and whatnot, plus my very handy husband has had some projects of his own that have added whole other levels of figuring things out.  I have to say that I'm glad our daughter will arrive home and maybe the overextended brain can take a rest from "figuring things out."

Maybe your brain feels the same way!

That was part of the reason for these templates - quick, easy, and a classy touch to any album - highlight a special photo, or  add a variety of mood shots - it's all up to you.



I'm still in love with shiny gold frames; if you find them less to your taste it's easy to clip a paper to the frame and make it your own :) I have oodles of beautiful ideas for you courtesy of my creative team as well as the talented team at The Digichick:





Lots of different looks are possible!

I also have a wee giftie for you that coordinates with last week's Sanctuary collection - I've been examining the options for scrapping on my phone or tablet.  I've never really been very intrigued by the results before, because I am a girl who loves dimension and they all look so flat and textureless when I'm finished.  But adding some clustered cards here and there increases the appeal for me so I've been playing with that concept a bit.  Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear what would help you with your projects!


This pack includes a variety of sizes and textures (the clustered cards are included in 3x4 and 4x6).  Hopefully they will be useful to you even if you would prefer to keep your scrapping on your computer (or printed and cut for an album).  You can download them HERE.


The Photo Project - Festive will be at the introductory sale price through Monday.  And a blessed Christmas (or Hanukkah) to you all :) 

Julie