Monday, August 30, 2010

Lots of New Releases!

Wow - this has been a crazy crazy week!

But somehow - despite it all I have not one, not two, but THREE new releases for you today!

But first - I just wanted to remind you that my End of Summer Sale is still going on at all my stores until August 31st! This sale includes all my new releases!



Personal Store
DSDI
DSM
3Scrapateers

Also, I'm going to be having a special mid-week release this Wednesday, September 1st - and I am so so excited about it. The Blog Train Blog and Digi Scraps Drive In Celebrate This (it's DSDI's birthday bash this month!) both kick off on Wednesday!

Now on to my new releases:

Painted Textures

A set of 5 hand painted JPEGs



Personal Store
DSDI
DSM
3Scrapateers

Just Squotty Layered Papers

A set of 4 layered PSD papers.



Personal Store
DSDI
DSM
3Scrapateers

Essentials Volume 1

A set of four templates - the download includes 4 shadowed and unshadowed PSD files and also separate PNG files.



Personal Store
Digi Scraps Drive In
Digi Scrapbook Mania
3Scrapateers

Here's some CT Inspiration with the layouts (doesn't my CT rock?)







Enjoy! And have a wonderful week!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Do you like freebies?

Have you signed up for my newsletter yet? Because tomorrow will have TWO freebies + news about my new releases, upcoming events and more! You don't want to miss it!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day 10 of the Daily Download - Last Day!

Today is the last day of the Digi Scraps Drive In Daily Download. I really hope you enjoyed this kit! Each daily download will be available for roughly 24 hours - from 1:00 AM CST to 11:59 PM PST.



You can pick up the daily download by visiting the Digi Scraps Drive-In forum right here.

As a special bonus - I have a free set of cardstock available that goes with the kit! You can pick it up from the other day's blog post.



Did you know that there are special bonuses as well? You can receive a free bonus alpha that coordinates with the kit - just check out how over at the forum.



Also - if you missed any day you can pick up a maximum of 2 missed downloads by completing challenges at DSDI!

You can also pick up a free CU-okay glitter set that goes with this kit - check out here for more information

Friday, August 27, 2010

Day 9 of the Daily Download

Today is the ninth day of the Digi Scraps Drive In Daily Download. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's piece! The kit is called "Splash" - and will be released over the next few days. Each daily download will be available for roughly 24 hours - from 1:00 AM CST to 11:59 PM PST.



You can pick up the daily download by visiting the Digi Scraps Drive-In forum right here.

As a special bonus - I have a free set of cardstock available that goes with the kit! You can pick it up from the other day's blog post.



Did you know that there are special bonuses as well? You can receive a free bonus alpha that coordinates with the kit - just check out how over at the forum.



Also - if you missed any day you can pick up a maximum of 2 missed downloads by completing challenges at DSDI!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thank you so much! Big coupon for you!

I can't believe it! I won immunity this week - and it's all thanks to you all!

I've got a coupon for 50% off ($4 min. spend - sorry - have to cover paypal fees) at these three stores:

Here's the code:

tysm082010

Personal Store
Digi Scraps Drive In
Digi Scrapbook Mania

It's good til Saturday. And with all my stores being up to 50% off already - it means MASSIVE savings for you! :)

Last chance + a free kit for you!

Thank you all for your support with the vote! If you read this before noon today and still haven't voted, you can do so here.

This is what is being voted on - you can see all the entries here:



But today I have another freebie for you!! And there are more free kits over at Brownie Scraps. Sorry - all freebie links were taken down on Saturday, Aug 28 :(

Here's mine:



You can pick it up over here.

Day 8 of the Daily Download

Today is the eighth day of the Digi Scraps Drive In Daily Download. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's piece! The kit is called "Splash" - and will be released over the next few days. Each daily download will be available for roughly 24 hours - from 1:00 AM CST to 11:59 PM PST.



You can pick up the daily download by visiting the Digi Scraps Drive-In forum right here.

As a special bonus - I have a free set of cardstock available that goes with the kit! You can pick it up from the other day's blog post.



Did you know that there are special bonuses as well? You can receive a free bonus alpha that coordinates with the kit - just check out how over at the forum.



Also - if you missed any day you can pick up a maximum of 2 missed downloads by completing challenges at DSDI!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wish list Wednesday - Did You Win?

Hi everyone,

The wish list Wednesday winners for the week are Michelle Huegel (DSDI) and Laura Shaw (DSM). Each person wins one item from their wish list!

Please email me at digitalsbooking@gmail dot com for your coupon code!

Congratulations ladies!

Jen

Please vote for me!

Hi everyone!

I have a little freebie for you - you can pick it up at the Brownie Scraps gallery.

Could you also take just a second to vote for me (Me Time by Jen C Designs) in this week's immunity challenge? I would be so grateful!



There will be a free kit for you on Thursday (tomorrow) too! Be sure to grab it quick - it'll only be free for 48 hours!

Day 7 of the Daily Download

Today is the seventh day of the Digi Scraps Drive In Daily Download. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's piece! The kit is called "Splash" - and will be released over the next few days. Each daily download will be available for roughly 24 hours - from 1:00 AM CST to 11:59 PM PST.



You can pick up the daily download by visiting the Digi Scraps Drive-In forum right here.

As a special bonus - I have a free set of cardstock available that goes with the kit! You can pick it up from the other day's blog post.



Did you know that there are special bonuses as well? You can receive a free bonus alpha that coordinates with the kit - just check out how over at the forum.



Also - if you missed any day you can pick up a maximum of 2 missed downloads by completing challenges at DSDI!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

End of Summer Sale!

I'm having a huge sale at all my stores!



The sale ends Aug 31st - you don't want to miss it! Links are below:

Personal Store
DSDI Store
DSM Store
3 Scrapateers Store

Day 6 of the Daily Download

Today is the sixth day of the Digi Scraps Drive In Daily Download. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's piece! The kit is called "Splash" - and will be released over the next few days. Each daily download will be available for roughly 24 hours - from 1:00 AM CST to 11:59 PM PST.



You can pick up the daily download by visiting the Digi Scraps Drive-In forum right here.

As a special bonus - I have a free set of cardstock available that goes with the kit! You can pick it up from the other day's blog post.



Did you know that there are special bonuses as well? You can receive a free bonus alpha that coordinates with the kit - just check out how over at the forum.



Also - if you missed any day you can pick up a maximum of 2 missed downloads by completing challenges at DSDI!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wish list Wednesday

But it's Monday! I know - but I just wanted to let you know that starting this week (yes, this Wednesday) - I will pick one lucky person to win an item off their wish list in my DSDI store and one person in my DSM store! Even if you

So head on over to the stores - load up your wish list - you never know when you might win!

(The wish list can be found in the left sidebar of the stores!)

Day 5 of the Daily Download

Today is the third day of the Digi Scraps Drive In Daily Download. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's piece! The kit is called "Splash" - and will be released over the next 8 days. Each daily download will be available for roughly24 hours - from 1:00 AM CST to 11:59 PM PST.



You can pick up the daily download by visiting the Digi Scraps Drive-In forum right here.

As a special bonus - I have a free set of cardstock available that goes with the kit! You can pick it up from yesterday's blog post.



Did you know that there are special bonuses as well? You can receive a free bonus alpha that coordinates with the kit - just check out how over at the forum.



Also - if you missed any day you can pick up a maximum of 2 missed downloads by completing challenges at DSDI!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Day 3 of the DSDI Daily Download

Today is the third day of the Digi Scraps Drive In Daily Download. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's piece! The kit is called "Splash" - and will be released over the next 8 days. Each daily download will be available for 24 hours - from 12:00 AM CST to 11:59 PM PST.



You can pick up the daily download by visiting the Digi Scraps Drive-In forum right here.

As a special bonus - I have a free set of cardstock available that goes with the kit! You can pick it up from yesterday's blog post.



Did you know that there are special bonuses as well? You can receive a free bonus alpha that coordinates with the kit - just check out how over at the forum.



Also - if you missed any day you can pick up a maximum of 2 missed downloads by completing challenges at DSDI!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Day 2 of the DSDI Daily Download

Today is the second day of the Digi Scraps Drive In Daily Download. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's piece! The kit is called "Splash" - and will be released over the next 9 days. Each daily download will be available for 24 hours - from 12:00 CST to 11:59 PM PST.



You can pick up the daily download by visiting the Digi Scraps Drive-In forum right here.

As a special bonus - I have a free set of cardstock available that goes with the kit! You can pick it up from yesterday's blog post.



Did you know that there are special bonuses as well? You can receive a free bonus alpha that coordinates with the kit - just check out how over at the forum.



Also - if you missed any day you can pick up a maximum of 2 missed downloads by completing challenges at DSDI!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Daily Download Starts Today!

Today is the fist day of the Digi Scraps Drive In Daily Download. And guess what - I made it!! The kit is called "Splash" - and will be released over the next 10 days. Each daily download will be available for roughly 24 hours - from 12:00 AM CST to 11:59 PM PST.



You can pick up the daily download by visiting the Digi Scraps Drive-In forum right here.

As a special bonus - I have a free set of cardstock available that goes with the kit!

Sorry - this freebie has expired.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Please Vote + a freebie + a possible coupon?

This week was a cluster challenge at Brownie Scraps. Here's a preview of Team Staples part:



You can vote over in the Brownie Scraps forum! Vote for Team Staples!! You can also pick it up for free in the Brownie Scraps gallery!

If Team Staples wins, I will give all my followers/fans a coupon!! We would love immunity!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Surprise! Save 40%!

I've got a surprise coupon for you! It's good until Friday at midnight - but only at my personal store!

Save 40% on any order of $4 or more!

Just use

surprise!

when you check out right here

Sunday, August 15, 2010

"Best Days of Your Life" + Winner!

I have a brand new kit out today! It's a back to school kit - and more!



This is was inspired by the memories I have of my parents telling me that my years in high school were the best days of my life. While at the time, I disagreed, I see what they were talking about! This kit is more than just a back to school kit. There are some specific school items - but it works equally well as an "everyday" kit too!

This kit includes:

* 6 solid textured papers
* 8 patterned papers
* 3 flair alphas - all lowercase letters included
* books
* a border
* 3 bows
* a cellphone
* 5 flowers
* 4 frames
* a laptop
* a pen
* 3 ribbons
* 2 scatters
* staples
* stitching
* string
* tags
* tape ribbon
* Lots of wordy bits (21 pieces): 3 blanks, the days of the week, school-y words and more!)

This kit is S4H/S4O okay!

But best of all - it's on sale for 40% off at all my stores:

Personal Store
DSDI Store
DSM Store
3Scrapateers Store

Here's some CT Inspiration:

Amy:


Cindi:


Penny:


Deanna:




Moonfhyr:


And lastly - the winner of this kit from the blog comment entries is:



Whitney! Please email me at digitalsbooking@gmail.com for your coupon!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

$1 Mania @ Digi Scrapbook Mania!



Everything in my store is either $1 or massively on sale!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tutorial - How to create a mini kit

I've been hosting the DSDI Color Challenge for a couple of months - and one of the most common questions I'm asked is "how do I even create a mini kit?"

It's a very good question!

First of all, what goes in a mini kit. You want to be able to create a layout with what you have in a mini kit. So think about the things you'd need for a layout. Layouts always require papers - patterns and/or solids. And then there are the elements. At the minimum, most mini kit include a frame, a flower, a ribbon/bow, a brad/button (some sort of fastener). Kits (mini and otherwise) can have limitless possibilities! Here's a short list of some of the most common things I put into a kit:

- fasteners
- flowers - doodle, real, fabric, silk - with or without different centers
- fasteners - buttons, brads, staples, hooks, push-pins, etc
- ribbons - folded, straight, with stitching, curled
- bows - simple, mini, big, fabric, etc
- frames - doodled frames, extracted frames, "template" frames (using shapes in your software - like rectangles, circles)
- tags - journal spots, date tags, word tags
- swirls and scatters

Standards:
The standards for element/paper creation are:
- Papers - 12 x 12 @ 300 DPI - 3600 x 3600 papers - saved as JPEGs at either quality 8 or 10
- Elements - saved as PNGs at 300 DPI

What do I need to get started?
Software: Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, GIMP (free!), Paint, etc

Hardware: to create your own elements/papers - you'll need a good scanner and/or a camera. Make sure you scan images/elements at 300 DPI

Supplies:
You can either create your own elements - here are some good resources for element creation:

Or you can download some commercial use resources. There are some great free resource sites - but you'll have to check the terms of use (some require a separate license for commercial use - please keep in mind you cannot use S4H/S4O resources for creating a kit - you definitely need CU resources):

ScrappinCop - license required
Guinhild Storeide - credit required - no license required
Delicious Scraps - see site for TOU
CU Freebies Forum and Blog - different designers have different TOU

**First important note - most/all require that you modify the item in some way before including it in a kit - check TOU for specifics. Items can be recolored (tut on that coming tomorrow! this is where you palette selection comes into play!) or you can create element clusters, etc.

**Last important note - if you're looking to create full size (regular) digi-scrap kits - do not download Tagger size kits/resources - they'll be the wrong size for what you want!

Hope you've found this helpful! Please leave a comment if you did! I'd love to hear your feedback - and suggestions for more things you'd like to learn about!

Win "Best Days of Your Life" + a freebie!

I've got a new kit coming out on Monday - it's a back to school kit - but is incredibly versatile and can be used to everything!



To win it, just post a comment below! You can also enter to win this kit at DST and DSA!

Also, the Designer Survivor Contest continues on - and today "Team Leaves" has a sampler of some flowers for you - head on over to the gallery to download them (image is linked):

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Free Cluster Frame + Coupon!

Hi everyone!

Here's your free cluster frame from moonfhyr:



She made it out of my "I'm All Boy" kit - you can save 25% on it by using save25 at my personal store, my DSDI store, and my DSM store :)

Hope you enjoy your freebie - download it here.
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