Saturday, 18 October 2014

Our 10th Anniversary with HUGE Prizes!

It's Scrap Girl's 10 the Anniversary and a lot is going on over there this week and next. When I say huge prizes any digital scrapbooker will LOVE, I'm seriously not kidding

You should pop over any play in some games, join in the chats and enter some of the challenges to win some really awesome stuff. Here's a list of just some of the cool prizes being given away:
  • A Wacom Tablet
  • A Flip-Pal mobile scanner
  • A Silhouette cutter
  • PSE 12 Licenses
  • A year’s worth of Backblaze back up protection
  • Classes from Digital Scrapper, Scrapaneers, and Simple Scrapper
  • Printing from Scrapping Simply
  • Subscriptions to Photoshop Elements Magazine and the Daily Digi
  • Our grand prize of $300 ($25/month) to the scrap girls boutique for ALL of 2015  
    • PLUS $300 to your Charity of Choice
Try our Challenges to win daily prizes or finish 10 Challenges before Nov 7th to be eligible for our HUGE grand prize drawing. Visit our Forum for all the details.

We also have revealed our Create a Collection series, which allows you to pick the sets you want to include. It was fun to work with the other girls. You can see all the pieces HERE.

It's way too much to show all of it, but here are a few layouts I did for it. Just click on the images and the link will take you over to the Boutique page where you can see what all  was used and start building your own set.
Precious Memories Paper Biggie
Precious Memories Embellishment Mini
Precious Memories Floral Clusters Embellishment Mini
Precious Memories Paper Biggie
Precious Memories Mixed Paper Mini
To keep up with the daily goings on you can go to the Scrap Girls Anniversary Event Page. This page will be updated daily and let you know what is coming up. So enjoy all the fun and good luck in the games and challenges!!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Halloween Collection 2014

It is certainly that time of year again..yes Halloween is coming! Do you like the scary stuff? I have to admit I'm not into the really scary Halloween things. I prefer the "happy" part of "Happy Halloween". Maybe it is because the kids in my family are still little, OK really that's not it, I can't blame it on the little ones... I'm just a scaredy cat! LOL

This week I have a few Halloween goodies for you. I hope that they will be able to help you with your halloween photos and party invites.

Digital Scrapbooking Halloween Kit
 The Bewitched 2 digital scrapbooking collection is all about one of our all-time favorite holidays... Halloween!

Digital Scrapbooking Halloween KitDigital Scrapbooking Halloween Kit

Digital Scrapbooking Halloween Kit

Digital Scrapbooking Halloween Kit

Digital Scrapbooking Halloween Kit 
The Halloween Quotes word art mini digital scrapbooking set is all about one of our all-time favorite holidays... Halloween!

This set includes (7) Halloween quotes that come in colored PNG files as well as a Photoshop Brush Set (ABR File).

**These quotes are part of the Value Pack: Bewitched 2 and/or coordinate with the Bewitched 2 Collection Biggie if you would like to purchase them separately.

Digital Scrapbooking Halloween Kit
The Bewitched 2 digital scrapbooking collection, grouped together to save you money,  is all about one of our all-time favorite holidays... Halloween!

The special grouping includes digital scrapbooking papers, embellishments, fun word art, a brush set & lots of candy!

Digital Scrapbooking Halloween Layout

Digital Scrapbooking Halloween Layout

Digital Scrapbooking Halloween Layout

Halloween Invitation

Digital Scrapbooking Halloween Layout

Digital Scrapbooking Halloween Layout

If you are looking for Halloween Layout Ideas, I've added a special page to my website: Scrapbooks from the Heart. You can click the image below to see all of my Halloween products and lots of layouts!!halloween-digital-scrapbooking/c1179
So that is all for today, I hope you have a great weekend!

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Celebrating 7 Years at Scrap Girls

Wow I can't believe 7 years has passed so quickly! I went back a couple of weeks ago and took a look at my first collection for Scrap Girls, I was so excited....Want to see it? It has since retired, but I can see the journey. I remember I used to want to put ribbon on Now I keep the ribbons separate most of the time and let you decide where they go.

The concept was replaced in 2013 with Dinner Party, there is a big difference, ahem....especially in the quality.

Even today, Dinner Party is one of my personal favorites. The look in my layouts as also changed so much. Do you go back and look at your first layouts? You should, it can really make you feel good about all you have learned.

I am so happy to be with the Scrap Girls team and the customers are the best.  Thank you all so much for staying with me through the years.

Here is another layout that will show you what kind of time has past....

My niece and nephew were born in 2008 & this layout shows them from 2008 to 2012 and how they have grown up at Scrap Girls. Today they are even bigger of course and have been my little layout models for some time. They are a great inspiration for many of my kits.

OK on to new stuff!

This week I have a JIFFY Album. I know you are thinking... what in the heck is a JIFFY Album? Well... it's 5 pre-made layouts in layers that you can use as is or move around to customize. This set is for all those lovely digital art pieces you have made and want to show off.
Sketch Books JIFFY Album
 Use them to clip existing layouts, sketches, digital paintings or even just journaling. Here are some layout samples:

Digital Painting of Lilly by Brandy Murry

Sketch by Muhammad Ajwad on Flicker Layout by Me.

Sketch of Wesley by Brandy Murry

Layout clipped to the Sketchbook

This shows off the amazing skills of my 14 yr old niece Emily.
There is also a sale going on on my products until midnight tonight, get 30% off all of my store, plus pick up a free customizable card set free with any purchase!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Breaking Down the Layout #6 Video Tutorial

I know it's been awhile since I did one of these. I finally got several things scratched off my to-do list and decided it was time for another Breaking Down the Layout Video.

This time I'll be replicating this layout from the ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Markers.

Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube

As promised in the video the following are all products used in this layout:
"Heart" digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry includes the following products:
Fonts Used:
  • Thousand Sticks
  • Jellyka Bee's Antique Handwriting
  • Blackcloak Standard
  • Type Keys Filled Regular
Have a great weekend!

Friday, 5 September 2014

New Book Club Collection & Value Pack

So I was trying to think of a new idea for a collection and thought to myself...what is important to me? Well... the 2nd thing I love to do outside of designing and scrapbooking is reading. I purchased a Kindle a few years ago for myself and it was the best money I ever spent. I thought...hmmm I wonder if I could make a digital E reader? So I did. And the Book Club Collection came in around it. I think with school starting this could also be used for those type of layouts, but still allowing you to use it for many other things throughout the year.
Book Club Collection Biggie
Jeroen has stated that he wouldn't switch to an E reader, he said he prefers to hold a book. But I do find him reading on his tablet from time to time. It's the way of the evolving world. But I do agree with him, sometimes it is nice just to hold a book. Remember what the library smells like? That's so nice.

Included in the Collection
  • (16) Background papers including a mix of vintage & modern patterns, book pages, solid textures, wood & library cards.
  • (3) 8.5X11 pages of coordinating embellishments including fun items such as: an E Reader (PNG & PSD formats), steaming coffee in 2 colors (PNG & PSD formats), a darling owl, reading glasses, vellum journaling mats and stars with special shadows and much more.
  • (1) Glass Button Alpha Set in cream & Metal. This set includes: All letters, numbers and some punctuation.
  • (2) 8.5X11 pages of coordinating Word Art. The Word Art includes all kinds of reading related tags, sticky tabs, number buttons and the fun phrase "I can go anywhere in a good book".

 Value Pack
Value Pack: Book Club
This set is available in a Value Pack that includes:
  • Book Club Collection Biggie
  • Mini Calendars Tags & Brush Sets (2014 & 2015)
  • Library Cards Embellishments
  • FREE Jiffy Layered Easy Page (Ready for you to add your own photos & text)
Or you can get those sets individually:
Library Cards Embellishments
Mini Calendars Tags & Brush Sets (2014 & 2015)
A great idea for using the Mini Calendars is to create some fun personalized book marks for yourself, family or friends.
It's hard to see everything, but if you click on any of the images you'll be taken to the store where you can open some of the images up larger in a new window. There are a few pieces that are my favorite pieces in the collection....

There are several pieces of vellum pieces in the set. They come with separate shadows so they are not so dark underneath when you add a shadow. This allows you to see more of what is underneath. The coffee comes in dark and light (I like mine light and sweet!) With separate steam.

Ideas for layouts

Click on any of the images to be taken to the shop, where you can see them a little larger and also see everything that was used to make the layout.
Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry
Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry

So, what genre is your favorite? I am in a Post Apocalyptic phase, but more survival, less zombies. I hope you enjoy the new collection this week and have a wonderful weekend scrapping or reading!