Friday, February 23, 2018

New CU flowers and a freebie!

Today is the fifth sunny day in a row.  I feel almost reborn :)  My apologies to those of you who hear me whine about no sun this winter - I'd like to say I'm not normally this much of a pansy, but I have a sneaking suspicion that wouldn't be true :)

Finally some new CU flowers for your stash.  They lean towards springier colors but still deep and rich, because for me at least, it's easier to adjust color if there's actually some there in the first place, LOL.
  There are a variety of shapes - some individual layers for building your own unique blooms, and some ready to go.  In the back of my head, my layouts are always sort of a floral arrangement, and one might wish to use two of the same type of flower, but you don't want them to look exactly the same or you pick up that odd repetition subconsciously.  Or I could be overthinking it, too.  But now you know what goes through my head when I put a pack together ;)

I've included a flower center with stamens in the pack for one flower building look.  And then I put together this pack of shiny gems that could also do duty for flower centers (or scatters, or brads, or whatever).  They are my gift to you this week, and I hope you find them useful!

You can download them HERE.

Til next time, may the sun shine brightly and happy designing!


Friday, February 9, 2018

All I want for Valentine's Day is sunshine.

Another snowy week here.  The sun is fighting desperately to peek through this morning after a whole week of gloom; needless to say I am cheering it on with all that I have  in me  ;)  We've added another 16 inches of snow this week, too.  To say that I am underwhelmed might be a bit of an understatement LOL.

It's always interesting to me when I choose a color palette for a kit, but it seems to end up differently than I had imagined it.  That was the case with this Valentines-ish kit Just Us.

I expected it to be lighter and more ethereal, somehow, but this is much more "me," so I don't really know where those expectations came from.  I rather like its sturdy, well-grounded, practical loveliness.  Much more useful for real life, I think.

There are accompanying plaids & solids, as well as a nice cheerful pack of extra accents.  I love what the creative ladies have done, too:

I love the variety they have showcased so nicely!

Just Us will be at the introductory sale price through Sunday in my shop, and don't forget to check out my free template at the Digichick's February Template challenge!

Til next time, happy scrapping (and less snow, hopefully!)


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Winter Blues

I've never really had a problem with winter, but this year it's eating away at my happy just as fast as I can build it back up, LOL.  I wonder why that is?  I finally broke down and bought one of those Happy Lights that are supposed to - well, I dunno the technical stuff.  So now I sit in front of my little light and try not to whine that it's another cloudy day with more snow on the way.

Ironically, all this gloom and probably self-imposed misery interfered quite a lot with the completion of this kit:

I really do love blue.  Some more than others, but there aren't many shades that I actually dislike (unlike our good friend orange, with whom I am not often friendly LOL)  So I knew I wanted to do a kit with many blues and it seemed logical that winter was a good time for it (especially since wayyyy back when there was a summer blues kit which really was only partly blue, but still.)  So here it is, in all its Blue glory.

Admittedly, I love blue, but I think it's a particularly pretty kit in spite of the potential for despair, LOL.  And there are no snowflakes, so you can scrap blue things independent of weather that may only be attacking MY front yard...  my daughter in Houston cheerfully pointed out that she gets two more hours of light than I do each day.  I say she deserved the ice storm for bragging, LOL.

Some pretty examples from my team and the TDC creative ladies:

Also, I provided the template for the Template Challenge at the Digichick for February, so be sure to check it out!

And now the sun is struggling to peek through the gloom, so I'm going to take the opportunity to run some errands and soak it up :)  Happy scrapping!