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

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Intermingling old favorites with new ones

Late last winter I released one of my favorite kits ever - it was called Sanctuary.  Inspired by a combination of a snowy scene and a winter throw, I was unable at the time to really explore the theme to the depth I wanted and reluctantly moved on.  I'm bringing Sanctuary back to my shop this week, and this time I've added a Christmas -themed kit, some subtly embossed papers, word art, and pocket cards to the original pieces.







I have some wonderful inspiration for you, too.  I really believe the creative ladies have outdone themselves:






So many different looks are possible!
Because part of this collection is new, I've bundled just the new parts together:

But if you missed it the first time 'round, you can still pick up the whole shebang!


Everything will be at the introductory sale price (save 30%) through Monday, and you don't have to go out in the snow to shop ;)  

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Julie

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Hatchery Time!

!Yay, it's December!  Yay until I remember how I'm already behind, LOL.  No matter, it will all get done somehow :)  I hope you are all coping with your to-do lists, too!

December 1st does mean it's time for a new Hatchery collection at The Digichick.  You will love the color palette for this coordinated release from all of the fabulous TDC designers, and the theme is winter/holidays.  

I loved the red and the teal from the palette.  It made me think of mid-century color palettes (I can't believe we call it that - when I was growing up it was that ghastly old-fashioned stuff from the 50's - how time changes our perspective, LOL), which made me think of the scads of photos of my childhood Christmases.  Candidly, that opened up a whole other strain of feeling guilty about not finding an effective way to preserve some of the photos from my mother's albums in a way that my children can share.  I know there are apps which you can get for your phone (like Photomyne) to elimate removing them all and scanning, and I keep thinking I will do that someday and so far someday has not arrived - can you relate?  

But I digress.  

I chose to use that vintage inspiration to create Ho Ho Retro - just in case I get my act together I can put together a great little book for my girls.  I know they will enjoy rolling their eyes at their mom's adorableness ;)






Now the best thing about the Hatchery collections is the pricing - each pack is just $2, and the bundle (which comes with an awesome free alpha pack) is a swell (see me channel my retro lingo) deal at just $6.  Perfect timing, since we are all spending $$$ right and left on gifts!  And I think this would be a fun collection to use for Christmas cards, too.  

Just to give you an idea of what was in my head, I scrapped one of my photos from long ago:



That fireplace was famous, by the way - my Mother stationed me there for photos for seemingly every event! As I look back on those photo sessions I wonder how she ever knew if she got something good without being able to just look at the back of the camera on the LCD display ;)

I have some inspiration for you from my team and the TDC ladies:


 

Last of all (I hope you made it!) I have a cute retro alpha freebie for you:



You can download it HERE - I hope you find it useful!

That's it for me for now, so happy shopping and scrapping til next time!

Julie

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday Sales NOW!

Happy thanksgiving to my friends in the States, and happy Thursday to everyone else :)  I'm taking a break from cooking to tell you about my shop sale.  This is the big one!  Black Friday/ Cyber Monday is the only sale that goes to 50% off across the board, including bundles, so it's a great time to plump up your stash.  Not unlike the plumping I did of that turkey in my kitchen just a couple of hours ago :)  I've added in my entire inventory of Christmas kits to my Digichick shop and the coordinating templates; there's also a nice selection of goodies in the $2 Chick Blitz category, so it's a good chance to plump up your stash.



And here's a sampling of the kits I added this week:


Now you will excuse me, because it's time for PIE and a little shopping of my own.  I am so grateful for internet shopping (and so are my feet!)
You can  visit my shop HERE, and until next time, happy scrapping!

Julie