Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's a huge secret...SALE!!!

There are four quarterly sales at the Digichick, where everything is 30% off. So it's really a special event when the whole store is on sale for 40% off! Celebrate Cyber Monday with us and save like crazy! If that isn't enough to whet your appetite, there is a super secret code in the newsletter that went out earlier today, and in the exclusive gifts for fans on the Digichick Facebook Page that willgive you an even higher percentage of savings! For my friends and customers, use the code CYBER60 to receive a whopping 60% off in my shop. This is a perfect time to pick up materials to scrap your holiday cards, create srappily delicious gifts, and find ideas to put to use from our most excellent hybrid chicks! So what are you waiting for.... Go shopping!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bring on the Country Cheer!

I love country decor.  I have moved away from decorating my house in that style, and so it was nice to be able to wallow in it a bit with my latest holiday kit, Country Cheer.  There's just something so unassuming and cheerful, with lovely textures and comforting colors.  I'm really tickled with the way it turned out, and I think I will use it to create my Christmas cards :)

My CT rocked the layouts (as usual, LOL!)

 Pamie's card  (I'm taking notes!)

 Layout by Michelle

 Layout by DJ

 Layout by Sondra

 Layout by Jeri

 Layout by Kim

 Layout by Jennifer

Layout by Melanie (TDC Team)

Layout by Kate (TDC Team)

Also, make sure you are signed up for The DigiChick's newsletter - We have something very special in store for you and a special edition will be going out on Sunday...  that's all the hints I can give you ;)

Happy Scrapping, and a Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!

Wherein I learn more cool stuff...

Apparently I have had my head under a rock while the digi world plugs on around me.  Suzee Q kindly left me a heads-up that she has a great freebie page as well!  I can see that I'm just going to have to get out more.  And clean less.  Oh wait, I wasn't doing that anyway >_<

Hope all my American friends are all set for Thanksgiving - my pie awaits me in the kitchen.  Unfortunately it is unassembled, guess I'd better go work on that!  And while it bakes I'm going to go freebie browsing ;)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A great new freebie site!

I remember when IkeaGoddess was a regular stop on my daily blog hopping - she picked out some great digiscrap freebies and I knew if I stopped by I'd not miss out on "the good stuff,"  LOL.  Sometimes it's nice to get a little sample of a designer's work to see if you  - well, if you want more!  And other times designers would add a nice tasty morsel to an already existing kit that BELONGED in my stash.  So I was very sad when Angie (IkeaGoddess) took a well-deserved break from her self-imposed but much appreciated servitude.  And there has been a void in my blog hopping (curiously, I have not used the extra time to clean house, go figure!)  I'm pleased to have recently discovered a new site that seems to be doing a really great job of finding great stuff and I wanted to make sure you all knew about it -

I'm making a bit of an assumption in saying this is a new site, but it is at least new to me and I wanted to share it with you.  Thank you, quality digiscrap freebies!  You've saved me from vacuuming and dusting guilt ;)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Deep, Rich, and Delicious!

I came across an inspiration piece back in early October - I thought of doing an "Owl and the Pussycat" Halloween kit so I was Googling rather aimlessly (something I do a lot, LOL) and found this great folk art rendition:
I just fell in love with it, the colors are amazing, and the owl is so gentlemanly and the kitty so dainty.  And who wouldn't want a pea green boat that looked like THAT??? (instead of split pea soup, which is what I always had in my mind, and you must admit is NOT nearly as pretty!)  And since I'm trying to learn to be more practical with my kits, I didn't think doing a kit with birds and cats would be all that useful, so I tried to capture the essence with a touch of the exotic and lots of rich, beautiful color:

Because of the brilliant jewel tones in the main kit, I also created a set of coordinating papers that act as neutrals - they facilitate scrapping and journaling, but without a stark contrast.  There's also a set of clusters with coordinating sparkly underlayers (which come separately, so you can mix and match!)  All of the individual items are also available in a money-saving bundle.  That's a total of 25 papers and 43 elements, so you could scrap quite a large project with variety and depth.

I have some absolutely beautiful examples from my team:
 Layout bySondra

 Layout by Michelle

 Layout by Jennifer

 Layout by Kim

 Layout by DJ

 Layout by Jeri

Layout by Pamie

And one from me:

The Stars Above will be available at the special introductory pricing through Friday at The Digichick, so be sure to take advantage of the sale! 

I put together a little freebie that coordinates - it's full of starry things to add just the right touch to your layout and add a little more versatility:
You can download your freebie HERE.  And check my Facebook page, because there's a coordinating tiny minikit for my fans there  :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Funny story.  I decided to do a little scrapping with my new kit - after all, it IS DSD, right?  But I found I wanted a couple of pieces that... um, I didn't make, LOL.  So I made a little supplemental freebie and everyone gets to share :)

You can download it HERE.  Happy Scrapping everyone!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

DSD Edition! Warning: Sales ahead...

I'm one of those people that complains when stores put out holiday merchandise too far ahead.  So it's with some misgiving that I tell you that my new collection for DSD weekend is indeed... a holiday kit.  Because just as much as I dislike having to focus too early on things I'm trying really hard to procrastinate, I also really dislike doing my Christmas cards at the last minute and being stuck with store cards because I didn't get my act together soon enough to create them myself.  These two factions have been at war within my head over the last several years, and this year the "Create the Holiday Kit Early" side won.  So without further ado, "Love & Joy"  (so named because the carol "Here we come a-wassailing" has been cycling through my head endlessly for about a week, now)

And perhaps you will forgive me for the earliness since I chose a non-traditional palette with a bit of a vintage touch - it's a very gentle holiday look to be sure :)  There are lots of goodies to go along with the kit (which in itself has 16 papers and 45 elements):

If you have a big project coming up and need all the pieces, I created a money-saving bundle, as well:

Layouts by DJ

 Layout by Tracy (TDC Team)

Layout by Kim

Layout by Sondra

And a rather whiny one from me - this was a little more snow than I was ready for this morning...

And since it is Digital Scrapbooking Day on Saturday, The Digichick is planning to celebrate in style:

And because I love ya, I've created a coupon code that will bump up your savings in my store from 30% to 40%.  Just put the code SS_DSDForty! in the box before checking out (and make sure you're logged in!).  Enjoy your shopping early (it will help free up time for scrapping on Saturday!) and check in the forums at TDC for challenges and prizes!  We have a facebook page hop planned with lots of freebies and you aren't going to want to miss it!