Monday, 27 August 2012

HUGE Retirement Sale at ScrapGirls

I know, I know, retirement sales all over the place right?  But really..... we don't do it very often. I have never retired this much stuff..ummm EVER! LOL

So don't miss your chance to save 50% off, not just my products, but all of the Scrap Girl's pretty things.


Here is what Scrap Girls has to say about it:

This one is not to be missed! This week we have added hundreds of items to the Retirement Category in our store, as we make way for tons of great new products that we will be offering this fall.

This is the largest Retirement Category sale to ever happen at Scrap Girls.
This is absolutely your last chance to buy all of these wonderful products,
because when this sale is over they will be gone forever.

Just click on the image to be taken to that part of the store, have fun shopping!



Friday, 24 August 2012

Cottage Cookbook Collection

I have a collection for all the cooks, and recipe card makers out there that you will adore. I have been wanting to make one for my family for some time. You know..keep all the great family recipes together. My sisters got the cooking skills in my family. I just follow the recipes..LOL Jessica is a wonderful baker and Blain is what we call a "dump cook" she doesn't need to follow a recipe, she just has the touch like Mama. She's the only one who inherited that skill.  Anyway, I hope you like it and I think it would make a great gift for Christmas or any other time. Enjoy!



 Make a family treasure with the 8.5 x 11 Cottage Cookbook Collection Biggie.
Includes 16 Papers, 3 Pages of Embellishments, 2 Alphas and lots of fun tags and wordart.

This set also coordinates with the Cottage Rose Collection Biggie and can be paired with it for a mega collection of cottage products. 

Video preview of the Cottage Cookbook Collection


8.5x11 Digital Scrapbooking Cottage Cookbook Collection Biggie
8.5x11 Cottage Cookbook Digital Scrapbooking Paper Biggie
8.5x11 Cottage Cookbook Digital Scrapbooking Paper Biggie Details
Cottage Cookbook Digital Scrapbooking Embellishment Biggie
8.5x11 Cottage Cookbook Digital Scrapbooking Alphas and Word Art Details
   This is only available with the Collection Biggie and not sold separately.

“Banana Bread Recipe” digital scrapbooking  layout by Brandy Murry

“Aunt Blain's Pumpkin Dump Cake” digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry

“My Recipes” digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
“Smith Family Cookbook Front Cover” digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry

“Rey Family Cookbook Front Cover” digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry

“Aunt Mae's Brunswick Stew” digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry

 This collection is sized at 8.5 X 11 to make it easy to print at your favorite online photobook shop. There are several out there that do 8x10 or similar sized photobooks.
Here's a couple of my favorites:

Artscow

Blurb


But you can check out many more from the photobook expert, PhotoBookGirl She can give you the run down on all things related to photobooks.

 If you are into cooking layouts, you may also like these products:

 
Click on any of the images to be taken to the store to see them a little closer or to see the list of all the products used to make them. The lists are complete with links, making it easy for you to find the items.


 
    Well that is all for this week. I hope you have a wonderful time cooking and scrapping!


Thursday, 9 August 2012

All New: Circlets Digital Scrapbooking Paper Templates

This week has been busy, but I had just enough time to pull these Circlet Paper Templates together. Where did the time go? I've been spending a lot of time helping our new owner at Scrap Girls, Debbie Cleek get together some exciting things coming for our little ole purple place. It's been fun. I'm also looking forward to a new photo-shoot with the twins set up for the end of this month. I can't wait to see what my sister has come up with for this year! PLUS..I am in dire need of new photos.  OK enough rambling ;)------>on to the new stuff.

The above sample shows a few of the templates available in each set. There are 2 sets Circlets 1 & Circlets 2. What I like about them is that each set has very different paper templates. Some are very ornate, while others are more simple in design. They are great for all kinds of layouts.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Circlets 1 Biggie

ScrapSimple Digital Scrapbooking Paper Templates: Circlets 2 Biggie

I challenged myself to come up with as many different ideas as I could for using these paper templates. Here's the 15 I came up with below:


  • 1- Use them to create a journaling mat in the middle of your page 

  • 2- Use them as a large photo mask & frame 

  • 3- Reduce the size and make pretty pennants

  • 4- Reduce the size to 8.25 inches (or about 2500 pxls) and change to color to black to save & use them as brushes 

  • 5- Use them to make decorative edge photo corners and page corners

  • 6- Reduce the size to make a round tag

  • 7- Use the borders only to add styles that blend into your solid papers

  • 8- Use them as an "O" in your titles 

  • 9- Slide them to one side to create a border for journaling or a photo

  • 10- Create unique backgrounds using the circlets in different sizes

  • 11- Use them behind embellishment clusters

  • 12- After you save them as a brush, you can also then use them as erasers to cut out shapes in   your papers to show photos or other papers underneath. (Don't forget to add a shadow to your top paper for a neat effect with depth)

  • 13- Stack them to make fun embellishments like trees and flowers

  • 14- Use them to create page borders

  • 15- Emboss the decorative edges to make cool leather & other embossed effects

“Love this Sweet Face” digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry.


“Love the Garden” digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry.

“The Wedding” digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry.

“Addison's Recital” digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry.

Click on any of the images to be taken to the store to see them a little closer or to see the list of all the products used to make them. The lists are complete with links, making it easy for you to find the items.
  
I hope you have a fantastic weekend full of beautiful weather...so until next time...

"Don't eat cupcakes alone...invite ME!"




Friday, 3 August 2012

Background Blenders 3 - Scratched

"At the Beach" digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
When I created the Cottage Rose Collection, I was playing around with mixing patterns with a scratched or sanded look. That is how these new digital scrapbooking paper templates came to be. You all know I love me some blenders and these are a fun addition to your scrapbooking stash of goodies.
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders 3 – Scratched Biggie
Papers in this sample use the "Blessed Be Collection"
You can use these paper templates for all kinds of things. As in the layout at the top of Jess & Lilly at the beach, I used them to add a cool edge to the page. Here are some more samples of how you can use ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders 3 - Scratched below .

"You Bring Such Joy" digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
In this layout I used one of the papers to clip Lilly smiley face to. Then I changed the blending mode of the Paper Template to "Soft Light" resulting in a photos blended into the paper. It's subtle, but a nice effect.
"Cheeky Squirrel" digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
You can also use the templates to add an area for journaling over your background paper or photo as in this layout.

Other ways can be to mix patterns together as I did in the Cottage Rose Collection. If you are a designer and would like to use these templates to create your own papers and backgrounds, you can get the Commercial Use Version of this set HERE

As Usual.....
Click on any of the images to be taken to the store to see them a little closer or to see the list of all the products used to make them. The lists are complete with links, making it easy for you to find the items.

Have a great weekend!