Friday, December 28, 2012

Project 365 + Grazzi + Freebie!

Happy Friday! I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas!  We had a beautiful time with family. Andrew and I have been married 11 years and this is only the 2nd time that we've spent Christmas morning in our own home. For our boys this was the first time. We're usually in AZ or FL for Christmas. It was nice to wake up at home this time and the boys actually obliged by sleeping in until around 8:00 AM, we ended up waking Nolan up. We had family come over to see the boys open their gifts and have Christmas breakfast and then we went over to my parents for lunch and more family came. It was a wonderful day!

But on to this week's new releases. I've bundled up Grazzi and added some add-ons to round out the collection. If you collected the freebies on my blog, at OSD, and at Quality DigiScrap Freebies, then you have most of the kit already. I have added a couple papers and elements to round the kit out. I have alphas, journal cards, and cardstocks. Everything is 20% off through 12/30. If you want to save more, grab the Bundle at 31% Off or Buy the Kit and get the Journal Cards FREE through 1/3.
Also today at OSD, we're releasing our coordinating Life 365 Products. I have labels for marking the date/month/weekday of your photos or pages, painted krafts, and cardstocks. Look for new products to be added throughout the year. The labels come with a .pdf sheet showing examples of ways to use them to date your projects. Everything is 20% Off through 12/30.

While I was celebrating Christmas, Mittens was still up to no good! I've noticed that Wish You Were Here is priced at only $2. You have a few days to snatch up this deal, don't miss out!

Kim also made you this freebie cluster frame that coordinates with Grazzi. We hope you enjoy!


Next week I will have a re-release of a mini in celebration of my upcoming birthday. See you then!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Sale + Freebie!!

Happy Friday Everyone! I hope that you all are ready for Christmas! I have two very excited little boys here. Tomorrow we will be opening gifts with my parents and they will likely be up at the crack of dawn begging to go! Andrew and I got all of their gifts wrapped on Wednesday morning while they were at school so I think that we are ready to go here. Today I got to help out with Samuel's Christmas party at school and I had so much fun helping him and his Kindergarten classmates do a Christmas tree craft. They were all having such a good time at the party, the joy of childhood is just awe inspiring.

Well, I have a lot going on this weekend before Christmas. I'm going to start with the SALE!! Everything in my store is 25% Off through 12/27, but all Christmas and Winter themed collections are 40% Off through 12/27. So head over to My Store and check out the sale!

I have two items that are back in my shop from TDC and beyond! First is Country Kitchen. I do have a *brand new* Add-on Mini for this collection though. Everything is 25% Off through 12/27. Buy the Kit and Get the Cardstocks for FREE through 12/27.
Next, I have Hark the Angels back in the store and this collection is 40% Off through 12/27.
And that naughty Mittens has been up to no good again! I just got Traditional Christmas fixed and I see that he has Silver Bells priced at $1.00! Hurry and grab it now before I get time to change the price back amidst all the holiday preparations!
And now onto the freebie! Kim made you this stacked paper that coordinates with Country Kitchen. We hope you enjoy!
I hope that you all have a blessed and safe holiday season with your family and friends! Merry Christmas from me and my family!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

DSC December Blogtrain Freebie - Let the Season Shine!

Welcome to the DSC December Blogtrain. Here is my part:

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Retro Claus + Freebie!

Happy Friday! It's Block Party time over at OSD. I have elements, papers, cardstocks, alphas, and journal cards and everything is 20% off through Sunday. Retro Claus is a throwback Christmas Kit with bright colors.

Mittens has also been up to no good again. I finally managed to get the other prices righted and today I see that Traditional Christmas is priced at only $1.00! Be sure to grab it quick!
I have a freebie for you today. Joey made this freebie cluster for you using Retro Claus. We hope you enjoy!
Stop back tomorrow because the DSC December blogtrain is taking off and I'll have something for you!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12.12.12 Dirty Dozen Promo - Chance of Flurries 50% Off!

Hi everyone! Today is 12.12.12, what a cool date and one that we aren't going to see again! It's a once in a lifetime thing so we are celebrating at OSD with a promo called The Dirty Dozen. The designers have opened the vaults and brought back a retired product which will be 50% Off today only! I've chosen my Chance of Flurries Collection. The whole collection, kit, bundle, stacked papers, worn papers, and cardstocks are 50% Off today only!

And here's a last reminder to grab Fading Fall or 'Tis the Season for $2 before I fix Mittens' misdeeds. By Friday I will have it fixed back to regular price.
I'll be back on Friday with some new stuff for you!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hybrid Template Tutorial

Hi, CTM Stacy here with a little hybrid template tutorial for you today. But before I begin I want to thank Stephanne for inviting me over today to guest on her blog! It's so exciting to be here!

Today I'm working with the Silver Bells kit that released at One Story Down last Friday.

And with Wine Bottle Tags template set from Snickels Corner Crafts releasing today.

The thing I love most about templates is how easy it is to get just the look you want, while not having to start with an empty canvas. Here's an example, I really like the shape of the label and mat as well as the look of the ribbon behind it on Wine Bottle Tag 1. But I also really like the overall shape of the Wine Bottle Tag 2. So I'm going to combine them to get just the look I want.

The first step is to open both Tag 1 and Tag 2 in your program. I'm using Photoshop Elements 11, but the steps should be the same no matter what program you are using.

Next, Ctrl-click on the three layers from Tag 1 that you want to move over to Tag 2.

With those three layers selected, click and drag them from Tag 1 to Tag 2 (in the image window or from the layers bin).

Once the layers have been added to Tag 2, remove the oval label and mat and position the ribbon, label and mat from Tag 1.

Now I'm going to close Tag 1 and start adding my papers and elements to Tag 2.  Notice that on the template the suggested placement for elements is the top left side of the label, but I choose to use a package and two ornaments and they seemed to make more sense at the bottom right of the label. 

The last few things I'll do is merge all my paper layers and clip my paper strip and ribbon to the tag.

Finally, I'll add my text and some shadowing.

Once it's done, I'll reduce the opacity of my cut and score line layer then print it using a "coated" or "glossy" setting on my printer. After cutting it out, it is ready to add a touch of elegance to a bottle of wine I'm giving to friends this Christmas.

To learn more about hybrid projects (or to snag a couple of freebies) visit my blog at

Friday, December 7, 2012

Crazy Elf Days, Sales, + Freebies!

Happy Friday Everyone! I've had a busy day today helping out with the Christmas Shop at Samuel's school. It's so much fun watching the kids shop for their families and how excited they are to pick out special gifts for everyone they love!

There is so much going on at OSD this week! I have a few things that are back in the store for you. First is the Autumn Opulence Collection. If you didn't get a chance to grab it over at The Digichick while I was guesting, now is your chance to grab it at 20% off. I'm also running a promo - Buy the Autumn Opulence Kit and get the Cardstocks for FREE through 12/13. You can also save more by grabbing the whole Bundle. Also back in my store is Silver Bells which was released previously and also in my TDC guest store, and then Traditional Christmas is back too with a few new elements added to make it a little bit more rounded out. Those are both 20% Off too!

We also have a special visitor to OSD for the month of December: Mittens the Elf! Mittens has been up to his mischevious ways this week, changing prices of products in the shop. He's gotten into my shop and made some changes. I'll probably get around to righting his misdeeds towards the end of this week so be sure to grab these things now! Right now you will find Fading Fall and 'Tis the Season for only $2!
OSD is also celebrating the Christmas Season with a giveaway on Ali Edward's blog. You can win the whole December Captured Collection (over $175 value) by leaving a comment on Ali's Blog. The December Captured Category is also on sale for 30% Off through 12/9. These products are perfect for creating December Daily type albums. Check out my Tinsel Time products on sale for 30% Off.
OK, time for some freebies! Have you been over to The Heartistic Project yet? I'm so lucky to be one of the sponsors over there and the sponsors got together and made and awesome Collab Freebie that you won't want t miss. Go grab Shiny Happy People for FREE and check out The Heartistic Project while you are there!
I also have a couple freebies for you today. First Joey made you a December desktop which I totally forgot to post for you all last week. But here it is if you haven't gotten around to changing it yet!
And Kim made you this stacked paper freebie that coordinates with Autumn Opulence. We hope you enjoy!
I will be back on Wednesday with a fun promotion going on at OSD in celebration of 12/12/12. So be sure to check back or sign up for my newsletter to be sure to get all the info straight to your inbox!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Mittens has Struck!

It looks like that naughty elf Mittens over at OSD has been in my shop today making mischief.....something isn't priced right....I don't have time to fix it right now, so you still have a chance to grab this great deal. See what Mittens has been up to today:


Friday, November 30, 2012

Snow Kissed, Autumn Wishes + Freebie!

Happy Friday Everyone! It's hard to believe that it's already the last day of November and tomorrow is December 1st! I think we will be decorating our Christmas Tree this evening and my boys are very excited that we are staying home for Christmas this year instead of having to travel to one of the grandparents. My parents are less than a mile down the street so there is no need to travel this year.

I have a couple of things that are back in my store this week. The first is Snow Kissed, a collab with Aimee Harrison and Digilicious Designs. This is my favorite collab with them to date. I have always adored the soft whites and grays with the pop of red. There is no snow on the ground here today but I know there will be soon! Everything is 20% off at OSD through Sunday and if you want to save more, I suggest grabbing the Bundle for only $10.99, that's a 47% savings! This collection has tons of add-ons: alpha, clusters, cardstocks, stacked papers, glitter styles, and quick pages.

Also back in my store and revamped a bit is Autumn Wishes. I added some papers and elements to this former mini kit, so if you never picked it up before, now is a great time at 20% Off.
A few more notes on what's happening over at OSD. First, this is the last day to be entered into the printer and laptop giveaway! So if you've had your eye on some items in my store, now is the time to grab them to get your total order up and be entered to win!
And coming to OSD in December, Mittens our mischevious elf! Be sure to stop into the store tomorrow and see what mischief he's been up to! OSD has lots of fun stuff planned for the month of December so keep an eye out!
Today is also my last day guesting at The Digichick! I've had a lot of fun hanging with the chicks this month. If there is anything that you want over in my Guest Store, you might want to grab it today. It will take me awhile to re-preview and prepare the products for my OSD store so it might be a few weeks before they are available again at OSD, so grab any add-ons etc. that you need now to complete your LOs!
And last but not least, Kim made these beautiful journal cards for you that coordinate with Snow Kissed. We hope you enjoy!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Black Friday! New Season of Friendship Collab, Sale, + Freebie!

Happy Black Friday! Have you been shopping all night like me? My mom and I love going out to get the Black Friday deals!

I have a few deals of my own going on! At One Story Down, my whole store is 40% off through Monday! I have a brand new collab with Aimee Harrison - Season of Friendship - and a new mini kit - Fall.

Don't forget the printer and laptop giveaway at OSD too! Double entries this weekend!
And don't forget my new collection Hark the Angels at TDC. It's on sale along with my whole guest store for 30% Off. And Chick Blitz is also going on. Check out Silver Bells and the other add-ons I have for $1.
And here is a Season of Friendship word art freebie that Kim made for you. We hope you enjoy!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Sales and New at The Digichick + Freebie!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am truly thankful for the wonderful family, friends, customers, and fans that I have. I hope that you all have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving today and a wonderful holiday weekend!

Who is going to brave the Black Friday madness with me? My mom and I always head out in search of some great deals for Christmas gifts. We'll be mapping out our plan today.

The deals are starting early at The Digichick today! The entire store is 30% Off and there is also a $1 Chick Blitz Category! The sale and Chick Blitz will last through Monday.

I also have a new collection for you called Hark the Angels. Of course it's 30% off along with the rest of my Guest Store.
I also added another New Kit called Silver Bells especially for the Chick Blitz Category so it's only $1! I also have 6 other add-ons to my new collections at TDC in the $1 category.
Later today, Stacy of Snickel's Corner Scraps, who is one of my lovely hybrid CTs will have a tutorial for you on her blog about how to make this lovely fry box which is great for giving holiday goodies.
Stacy also made this Tag for you today that coordinates with Hark the Angels. We hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy!
I will be back tomorrow with my New Releases at OSD and the happening there, also another freebie! Be sure to subscribe to My Newsletter. It has all the latest info straight to your inbox and exclusive freebies too! I'll have another Hark the Angels freebie in tomorrow's newsletter so go sign up now!