Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Quite Contrary"

Quite Contrary

"Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?  With Silver bells and Cockleshells, and pretty maids all in a row..."  I was in a bit of a pastel and paper piecing mood this week, and "Quite Contrary" was the result!  This dainty kit combines a touch of whimsy with a cheerful palette, and will showcase your pretty little maid's picture beautifully.  But don't despair if you need to scrap her brother, too - there are several neutral papers and elements to help you out :)
  • 14 papers
  • Paper Bee
  • Stitched bee trail
  • 2 stitched hearts
  • 2 bows
  • cord
  • 2 buttons
  • cockleshell
  • "silver" bell
  • 4 flowers
  • metal heart flower
  • 4 frames
  • heart mat
  • heart scatter
  • 3 journal strips
  • 2 journal markers
  • 2 "seed packet" row markers
  • 3 ribbons
  • 1 set brackets
  • 2 leaves
  • staple
  • 3 word art

And some awesome examples from my team:

First, a hybrid project from Joana (on the Hybrid team for The Digichick)

From Jeri (welcome to the team!):

From Sondra:

From Lori:

From Candy:

From Jennifer:

 and from Kim:
You can pick up Quite Contrary the Kit or just the Quite Contrary paper pack (on sale today and Friday)  here in my Digichick shop.  Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sneaky Stuff.

I thought I'd give you a little sneak peek of "Quite Contrary," coming out tomorrow at The Digichick:

 And my newsletter subscribers will get a cute little bonus pack that coordinates (have you signed up? Link):

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winter Solitude

Colorado is finally getting some winter weather!  I think even Alabama has had more snow than we have, LOL.  The landscape undergoes a change once snow sets in - the contrasts are more stark, but still lovely.  This particular palette was inspired by a rosy morning sunrise (I see far more sunrises in the winter, seeing as how they are scheduled at a better time!).

Winter Solitude captures that quiet mood to create a showcase for your winter photos.  The colors are versatile, lending themselves to both feminine and masculine layouts.

  • 14 papers
  • 4 flowers plus a cluster
  • 2 bows
  • 3 ribbons
  • leaves
  • branch
  • 5 frames
  • clockface & hands
  • 2 buttons
  • 2 snowflakes
  • 2 beadspills
  • 2 swirls
  • ticket
  • journal book
  • 2 journal cards
  • Full alpha (upper & lowercase, punctuation, numbers)







Winter Solitude is available here in my DigiChick shop, and will be 20% off Thursday and Friday  :)  Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Those of you who have clicked the "Like" button for Sherwood Studio Digital Designs have access to a pretty nifty coupon code today - curious?  There's a link to the Facebook Page in the side column of my blog, check it out!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A New Year! and a "Clean Start"

It has been a very busy time since I last put something new in the store... there has been a lot of sorting and cleaning and re-organizing going on in our house as my husband makes changes in the basement.  And changes upstairs, LOL.  All of this has necessitated so much "Clean Sweep-ing" that my brain is tired, and the sad thing is that I could do twice as much again and still not have everything as well organized as it should/could be.  As a naturally messy person (gosh, that looks awful in print, maybe we could gloss it over a bit and say "Not a naturally tidy person!"), I find this to be very wearing, even though the results are so positive.  And since I couldn't seem to get past the mental malaise to design something pretty, I decided to embrace the reality - and "Clean It Up!" is the result.  After all, I'm sure everyone has a cleaning project at some time, so it's a useful thing, right? There are lots of organic textures in this one as well as a lot of "cleaning" objects and a few word art bits to add the final touch:

 And some great examples from my team:

 Layout by Sondra

 Layout by Lori

 Layout by Kim

 Layout by Jennifer - she claims she took on a cleaning project just for this layout - now THAT is a dedicated team member :)

 Layout by Jan Hosford, a fellow designer at the DigiChick :)

Layout by Heather B., a member of the DigiChick team :)

This is a two-pager that I did, hoping to exorcise the cleaning mania, LOL.  I love making 2 pagers but they sure are hard to showcase!

And since we're in cleaning mode, I'm going to be making some changes to my newsletter situation - I've been using Feedburner to deliver blog posts, but I think it would be better to have an actual newsletter - I hate to bug people too much and sometimes I'd like to blather on in my blog more than once a week, so I'm going to give having them separate a whirl.  The only trouble is that I feel uncomfortable adding the Feedburner addy's to the new newsletter without permission, so I'm asking you to sign up for the new one.  Kind of a pain, but better than cluttering email without leave :)  The new link is over there ---> in the side column.  Or you can click HERE.

I also made a little freebie to go with Clean It Up! - I was enjoying the grungy cardboard I used on the oval frame so I made a few more pieces:

You can download it HERE.
Happy Cleaning (and scrapping!)