Friday, 24 January 2014

Great Layout Helpers + ScrapGirls Freebies

There are some new layout helpers in the Boutique at ScrapGirls for me this week. Firstly, I have been lovin the effects of the Lighting Overlays and really.... I just wanted some more variety to play with on my pages. This means you get to play too! ;)  So I have ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lighting Effects 3 Biggie.

This is a set of 9 lighting overlays for your digital scrapbooking layouts. Simply add them to the top layer of your layout and change the blending mode to "Overlay" to add some fun highlights to your layouts. These work great over whole layouts, papers or photos.

Here are examples of what each look like over a layout:

I also have some Wood Styles I have been holding onto ever since Menagerie came out.

Wood is very trendy these days and these are great for adding a real wood touch to your embellishments, titles and even as backgrounds.

This is a set of 9 Photoshop Wood Styles in various finishes. You'll find Pine, Oak, Barnwood, Walnut, Painted and Whitewashed. Some are rustic finishes and some are smooth furniture type finishes. You are are sure to find one that fits your digital scrapbooking and craft needs.

Most patterns are not seamless, however the patterns are 12x12 inches. You can use them as backgrounds or to accent titles and embellishments.

Both of these are on sale until tomorrow at 35% OFF! So right now, both of these are under $3. 

Scrap Girls Freebie Page

Have you ever had a change to check out the freebie page at Scrap Girls? It changes all the time and each free item (except the current collections) are only available for a couple of days so grab them while you can!

If you ever wondered why I don't offer more freebies on my blog, it's because with every product I make, I also make a free item for Scrap Girls customers. These go into a rotation to be handed out with the Scrap Girls Newsletter each day. If you don't want to ever miss one, you can sign up for the Scrap Girls Newsletter and get a new one 5 days a week!  You can sign up HERE. Look at the top right hand corner of the home page.

This a the current free collection. You can find more items by visiting the free section of the Scrap Girls Boutique!

There are lots of new changes coming in 2014 for Scrap Girls, so hang on to your mouses!  Until then, have a fab weekend!

Monday, 13 January 2014

Lost in Alphas: Favorites from Past Years

I was thinking the other day how often alpha sets get lost in the collections. I stopped selling them individually a few years ago. The reason was that no one ever bought them separately. I'd sell tons of kits and 2 alpha sets...LOL It was a lot of work to get it ready for the store as an individual item.

But in the mean time, they don't get too much of a chance to shine. It's so easy to grab a font, color it or add a style (Yes, I do it too), but an designed alphabet can really add a special pop to layouts. Also they are really fun to mix for some stand-out titles to your pages. I decided to go look through all of my alpha sets and place one letter of each on a 12x12 sheet and save it (them) so when I am looking for that perfect mix or title for my pages, I can scan through them without having to go through all the collection folders.
To make it even easier to find, I used my Windows search program to quickly find them for my sheets.  I pulled up the search box and typed in _A.png Most alpha sets will end this way or -A.png.

I highlighted all the A's and dragged them onto my sheet to arrange.  OK, so I've been doing this 7+ years and I have A LOT of alpha sets.  So I picked out a few of my favorites to show you. In the mean time, I had a chance to see all the ones I've forgotten about.

Here's the list of where these fun alphabets can be found:

From the "Brandy's" title above:
B. Shabby Bakery R. Madison County A. Merrick N. Brocade Chipboard Alpha D. Menagerie Y1: 19 Hearts Alpha Gold Y2: Periodic Table Alpha (Apos): Blue S: Classmates

A. Winter’s Kiss B. Shabby Blanc C. Twiggy Alpha C2. Jingleberry D. One Yellow Paper E. 19 Hearts F. Outdoor Life G. Cottage Christmas H. Dinner Party I. Cottage Christmas J. Junk in the trunk K. Cottage Rose L. Chambray M. Heritage N. ScrapSimple Alpha: Bent O. Blue P. Children’s Classic Q. B. Sweet R. Nassau S. Venue T. Cottage Rose T2. La Di Da U. Hello Baby V. Bon Appetit W. Classmates W2. Petals X. Old Hollywood Y. Heritage Z. Autumn Jewel

These are taken from the past few years and I have several favs. But I will say that my favorite alpha set from 2013 was the rattan alpha in Nassau.
I think the reason I liked it so much was that it was so versatile.  It crossed gender, could go country, shabby or modern. And it seems to look good on every paper.

So I hope this inspires you to check through your alpha stash and maybe even make a mixed signature for your gallery and message board posts!

Thanks everyone..have a great week!

Friday, 10 January 2014

Torn Papers are BACK with a new set of Masks

The original set was very popular and I used them so much I needed some new ones. I hope you will enjoy this new set of torn paper masks to merge together papers or photos in your digital scrapbooking layouts and art journal projects.
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Torn Paper Masks 2
As you can see above in the samples the masks were used to create the backgrounds for the following layouts: (Click on any image to be taken to the Scrap Girls Boutique) 

When I made the first set, I also did a short video tutorial on how to use them and the Type Paths: Shabby Text. You can see it on my YouTube Channel or watch it in a smaller version below.

In case you can't see the video, you can CLICK HERE to see it on YouTube.

Below is the original set as well as Shabby Text in case you haven't seen them before.
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Torn Paper Masks
ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shabby Text
Have a great week all and stay warm if you are in the states, I hear it is really cold there right now.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Madison County Collection & Exclusive Blog Freebie

Well, yes the country girl came out in me. I do have a love for the comforting style of country and this collection mixes in a bit of European Country as well.

This week are 3 New Products from the Madison County Collection.  Madison County digital Scrapbook Collection is a traditional country collection, reminiscent of french country but more versatile, as it can correspond to any country theme. Perfect for vacation, everyday life, cooking and home-style layouts. This Collection includes everything you need for layouts, cards & crafts.

Click Image to see details in the Boutique 

  • (16) Background papers in various Toile,  Floral Patterns, Old Papers, and Textured Solids.
  • (3) 8.5X11 pages of coordinating embellishments including fun items such as: Chicken Wire, Netting, Farm Flowers, Rooster, Old Tea Bag, Sunflower Seeds, Peanuts and much more!
  • (2) sets of  Alphas (All letters, numbers & some punctuation)
  • (1.5) 8.5X11 pages of coordinating Word Art and Tag
Madison County Embellishment Clusters
Madison County Paper 2
Value Pack: Madison County
Grouped together to save you money, you'll find this value pack jammed with all of the Madison County digital scrapbooking products.

Grab a free sampling of the  Madison County Collection. Just click the image above to be taken to Photobucket where you can download this free stacked paper.

Look to the right of your screen to see this box and choose "Download". Then save it to your computer!

I hope you have a wonderful first week of the new year! Until next time...