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New Product, New Freebie, and a Designer Spotlight Challenge at Oscraps!

Hey, everybody! It’s been quite awhile since I posted. There’s been a WHOLE LOT of stuff going on in my life, and for awhile there I didn’t have much time to even sit still, let alone design. But I’m back up and running again, with a whole lot of fun for you!

First off, do you remember the Designer Spotlight Challenge at Oscraps? Basically, it’s a challenge where a designer posts a cool freebie and a challenge. You need to use 50% of the designer’s products, and 100% Oscraps products to complete the challenge. Two lucky participants of the challenge will win a $10 coupon to my store! You won’t have to purchase anything to do the challenge: I have a couple of freebies up in the store that should give you more than enough stuff to complete a layout or two. I’m so excited to be hosting the first of the new Designer Spotlight challenges! It goes live tomorrow here in the challenge forum at Oscraps, so be sure to head on down and give it a go!

Now let’s take it down a notch when we look at my new products. I will admit to you that one of the reasons that I was having such a difficult time designing there for awhile was that I was suffering from the depression and anxiety that sometimes comes with Bi-polar disorder. I didn’t even know I had this disorder until I went to a counselor in November and was diagnosed. Since then, I’ve had a lot of emotions concerning the diagnosis, but I finally arrived on the idea that it’s OKAY to suffer from depression, bi-polar, ADHD, anxiety, and any other mental illness that an individual may have. It’s not something that a person can necessarily change, the key is controlling it and I also think that part of the issue is NOT being ashamed! So I made this kit, called Dark Season, which explores some of these difficult emotions and reinforces the idea that IT IS OKAY not to have a sunny disposition all of the time! Here’s the kit:

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I also have found lately that keeping track of my emotions, what caused them, and how I dealt with them, helps me to deal with them better in the future. When I know what causes negative emotions, then in the future I can head depression and anxiety off at the pass. So I created this printable feelings journal, which also comes with a full planner, complete with meal planning, to-do lists, contacts, etc. I’ve made this planner available at a very low price, because I want it to be affordable. I want to help.

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You can also get both of these items together, in a convenient and affordable bundle!

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AND there’s a freebie! Please enjoy these journal cards with my compliments! (oh, and you may want to hold on to them for the challenge tomorrow! HINT HINT)

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ALSO, please be aware that all profits from the sale of this kit will go to Equilibrium, the Bi-Polar Foundation. So you can feel good about parting with a li’l bit of your cash.

Stay tuned! More information about the challenge is forthcoming tomorrow.

Also, a week from today, come back to check out Long Ago and Far Away! WOW!

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New Releases and a Coupon!

Hey everybody!

Thanks for stopping by! I know lots of people are here for my Digital Scrapbooking Studio Design Contest freebie! That’s awesome, and you can grab it in the next post down. But while you’re here, why not stop and take a look at the new release I have today at the Digichick? I also have a great coupon you use at either the Digichick or Scrap Art Studio. Swell, right?

First, the new release!

There are two templates in this pack, available in both 12×12 and 81/2 x 11 sizes, and in PSD, TIFF, PNG and PAGE file formats. The ad above shows layouts made by the talented team at The Digichick. Here are a couple by my team. This one is by Shawna, using Adventure by Sherwood Studi0:

And this one is by Andrea, uysing Kashmir by Sweet Digi Scraps and Etc. by Danyale:

They do good work, don’t they?

Okay, I promised you a coupon, didn’t I? Well here it is:

 

That’s a great deal! And I’ll give you those store links once again.

Scrap Art Studio, where I sell my artsy scrap kits, and

the Digichick, where I have a guest spot selling templates.

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!

Facebook 300 Likes Freebie!

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Our Facebook page has reached 300 likes! YAY!

That means you get stuff! Yeee haw! A free template!

But first, have you guys been to the Homecoming festivities over at the Digichick? There’s fun and prizes galore! Yesterday we had a parade with lots of really awesome hybrid floats made by CT members and Hybrid Chicks. Look at what Corrin made for us!

And we threw “candy” aka coupons. In case you missed it, here’s mine, and it’s good till the 31st

You can also click here to go on a scavenger hunt for a ‘backpack” full of really great, high dollar coupons!

Okay, here’s your freebie!

PSD and TIFF file download

PAGE download

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Meanwhile, I’m working on a kit that I think is my favorite thing I’ve ever designed. I’m not kidding. Here’s a wee peek:

EEEK! I love it! It’ll be released next week! If that whets your whistle for Art Journaly goodness, be sure to head over to Scrap Art Studio where my whole store is 25% off! Might I suggest the Possibilities patterned paper pack?

Well alrighty then! Y’all go back to your Sunday! And enjoy your burrito!

Designer Focus at Real Life Scrapped = coupons and a freebie!

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Hey there, cats and kittens!

Hey there! Hope all’s awesome in your part of the world!
Have you guys registered at Real Life Scrapped yet? Meg’s put together a pretty awesome scrapping community where all are welcome. There are all manner of forums, a totally open gallery, and lots of opportunities to get involved. I like it as an alternative to some of the more established sites where it’s easy to get lost.

Anyway, you can go over there and read an interview with li’l ol’ me. There’s a coupon… well, I guess I shared the coupon code with you here in the newsletter. Whoops! 😉 But you’ll have to head to Real Life Scrapped to snag the tempalte freebie I made. Looks like this:

Anyway, get yourself on over there and snag up some goodies!

It’s Thursday, do you know what that means?

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That’s right, new releases! I have a template pack for you this week! It’s a template pack called Zen Arcade. Why Zen Arcade? Is it because of the seminal 1984 album by Minnesota punk band Husker Du? Partially. It’s one of my favorite records of all time. Here, enjoy “Something I Learned Today,” from said record. But if you’ve never heard Husker Du, beware, your socks are about to get rocked off.

Okay, back to my new release! I actually called these templates “Zen Arcade,” because I wanted to design something with kind of a zen garden feel, but you know how I feel about my colors. So as I was designing, layering these circles with all these gorgeous electric colors, I thought: zen arcade. And here you go!

 

Plus, look at those cool pebbles! They are there in the templates, and are suitable for use as elements. I used this PSP script by Cassel to create them; they were super fun to make, and I think they look really cool. Anyway, I love that these templates can be fun, contemplative, or really just anything you want. Here are some layouts from the Digichick CT:

 

This one’s by Rachel using Happy Go Lucky by eNKay. Remember that kit from last week?

This one’s by Corrin using stuff by Wishing Well Creations.

This one’s by Anita using Alamama’s Point Shoot Capture bundle, also new today!

This one’s by Chel using the Eden paper pack by Dana Zarling, new today as well!

This one’s also by Chel, using the new Boys Only kit by WM Squared

And last but not least, one by Kate, only I’m not 100% sure what kit she used. WHOOPS.

So that’s it for today, kids. The  LS-Blogbuck-1 coupon code is still good for $1 off your purchase from my shop, for everything excluding collabs. It’s only good if you haven’t used it yet, however, because I have it set up for one use per registered user. However, I have it under pretty good authority that there may be some awesome specials on my facebook page today, just sayin!

 

 

 

Do you have any Bright Ideas? New releases, a coupon and a free alpha!

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Do you have any Bright Ideas? New releases, a coupon and a free alpha!

Hi Everybody! It’s new release Thursday, and I’m just now getting my blog post up. Someday I’ve got to get my schedule worked out so that this post is ready to go in the morning on new release days. Do you guys ever feel that way? I think we all do. There’s so much I want to do, so much I want to accomplish, and so much I want to learn, I just feel like I never quite have a grip on it all. This past week or so I’ve been in full-on pandemonium mode with school stuff (found out we can’t afford the day care to go to the local community college, plus our daughter Genny may need to be homeschooled so that would be another thing to schedule!) so I’ve had to switch everything over to an online school, and then Wally got sick, plus the dog, Scruffy was sick and.. you know I just went into a tailspin. For a few minutes I wondered:

CAN I DO THIS?

But you know what? I can. And you can, too. Check it out:

Sometimes it helps to write things down. It may seem hokey, but it does help. Write it down, tuck it in your pocket, or your wallet, or your purse, and just look at it every now and then.

And that brings us to my new releases today! I originally started making these for  myself, so I can jot down these ideas and things to remind myself. And then I  thought, heck, I’ll make some journal cards with this theme, and sell them.

AND then wouldn’t it be super cool if some of us could talk about our bright ideas, our hopes and dreams? We could talk about what we want, how we want to feel, and what is stopping us from feeling that way or from accomplishing what we want to accomplish. We can brainstorm about our powers, and uplift each other.

Wouldn’t that be sweet?

I have super powers, and so do you!

My new release, Story Starters – Bright Ideas includes 18 journal cards, some with prompts, and some designed to help you continue your thought, should it end up spilling over into more than one card:

See, you don’t have to stop at one.

They are available as pngs with rounded or square  corners, and also on pdf sheets as printables. Print them out and them cut them apart, like this here:

And for those of you who don’t want to scribble on them with a pen, I included my first ever handmade font, Lifescapes Homegurl, so you can type on them cohesively. 

This new release is available for $4.99, but it’s 20% off right now because it’s a new release. So you can grab it for $3.99. HOWEVER, right now, you can use this code: LS-Blogbuck-1 to TAKE AN ADDITIONAL DOLLAR OFF YOUR ORDER. So that’s 18 journal cards and a font for $2.99 Not too shabby, eh?

Click on the image below to grab it:

 

Also new in the store is a template collab I made with Michelle Batton called All Summer Long:

you can go get it by clicking on the image.

THE COUPON WILL NOT WORK FOR THE COLLAB, but it’s pretty dang reasonably priced already, would’t you say? LOL Here’s a layout I made using it:

( I also used eNKay’s incredibly cool kit Happy Go Lucky, also new today!)

The CT has been completely rocking these templates out of the ballpark. Here’s one Jan made, also with eNKay’s kit: And you know what, I feel like I’ve been neglecting you guys these days, so here’s an alpha. Just cuz I love you. Click on the image to snag it. 

 

And I’m serious about us talking about our hopes and dreams! Hop on over to my facebook page, or leave a comment here. There’s power in collaboration, in conversation, and in intention. Let’s make some magic! Why not?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Releases, a coupon, and a FREEBIE! (wow, big day!)

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Happy Thursday, Cats and Kittens!

I feel like I’ve been neglecting you, and I’m sorry! It’s been very busy up in the Lifescapes hizzouse. Not only have I been creating new product like crazy (a template collab and a set of journal cards and a FONT next week! Plus a really fun feature with a FULL TEMPLATE SET of freebies coming out before the end of the month, a really cool interactive template with the TDC August collab and- well at this point I’m totally rambling. Sorry!) but we’ve had a big shakeup in my education situation, which is going to mean a lot of good things down the road for Lifescapes. Everything happens for a reason, and the school program that I was trying to get into in the fall fell through, causing me to take a good, hard look at my goals. What came of it is that, while I remain very passionate about the course of study I was pursuing (dietetics, specifically children’s nutrition), I am also passionate about art and design, and have been for decades. I have made the decision to pursue a graphic design degree in the fall, and I get chills of excitement just typing that!!! EEEEK! I’m scared and excited and just overjoyed! But I’m also now really rushing to put together the final few things that need to be done to make that happen. Wish me luck!

Okay then! It’s new release Thursday! Here’s what I have in the shop:

I was playing around in Corel Painter 11, and I made these canvassy textured, just slightly distressed, and very BAD A$$ color papers! There are five super bright papers for your art journaling pleasure, or to add bright splashes of color to anything you do. They are regularly priced at just $1.49, but right now are a mere $1.19. Can’t beat it!

AND I’ve made my last Mondrian templates, I think. I have really loved what people have done with them; when I first made them, I worried that they would not be versatile, but I have been completely blown away at the versatility you all have shown in using them. Because of that, I’ve made this set, More Mondrian, available in either 12 x 12 or 8 1/2 x 11 sizes.  Here they are, with some examples of how they can be used.

And here are some layouts made using them:

Jaimie used the 8 1/2 x 11 version.

Trista used one of my templates AND the painted papers! I find her peacock colors just dazzling!

And Chel has inocorporated some amazing clusters over the grid. I thik it’s just breathtaking!

OH PLUS PLEASE NOTE! All the great undersea goodies came from Sherwood Studio’s new Menagerie – Under the Sea kit. Chel also used Charm Box Studios’ new De-flashing the Flash action. Additional papers and elements that Trista used in the layout with my painted papers came from the Timeless kit by Etc. by Danyale.

Okay kiddos, are you all inspired to go and create? Well, don’t go before you grab this coupon for ONE DOLLAR OFF your purchase! That makes the papers a steal at under a quarter. WHUT??

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OH that’s right. I promised you a freebie as well. Okay, get this. I decided to wait till now to post the VERY FIRST MONDRIAN template I ever made. People had been wondering when I was going to post this. Well, here it is:

CLICK HERE FOR PSDs AND TIFFs
CLICK HERE FOR PNGs