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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!

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My favorite product EVER (so far)

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is this Botanica kit. I keep saying that, and maybe I should chill out about it a bit, but I can’t, because I love it! This right here is why I design: because sometimes I have an idea, a spark, an inspiration, and then it turns into something, well, not something physical, but at least something that’s there, that exists, and that I can then put out into the world and see what comes back. It feels really awesome when it’s going the right way, and this one really just clicked for me. Just chugged right along!

Anyway, here’s the scoop:

This is my Botanica kit. Sigh.

And some info about it:

Full of texture, color, and plenty of distressing, this kit celebrates the abundant life outside in your own back yard! From the lowly beetle to the sunflower seed, from the dandelion to the butterfly, and even some vintage fairies thrown in for good measure, this kit will help you to be like the flower and turn your face to the sun!

Includes:
4 colored and splattered “solids”
4 painted and distressed neutral “solids”
6 lovingly hand-painted floral botanical papers
2 vintage fairy post cards
5 insect stickers
2 flower stickers
3 very large flairs
3 frames
One mason jar, available with the lid on and with the lid off
One paper flower, complete with stem and extra leaves
One stylized sunflower seed spill
2 rusty metal swirls
One set of delicate wings
3 dirty word arts
A full alpha with upper and lower case, numbers, and some punctuation

That’s the shop description. The real shining point in this kit are the painted botanical papers I made, which you can’t see from the previews, so here’s one so you can give it a good gander:

It just has so much of my heart in it. It’s paint spatters from paint I painted, images I converted to the painted style, it has that little varmint, the snail, to remind you that there is adversity with beauty, and all of it is perfect together. Yeah, that’s a bit metaphysical and hairy fairy, but hey, that’s me! Life is dirty and gritty and gorgeous!

Here are some layouts created by members of my Creative Team:

This one’s by Shawna, and she used one of my More Mondrian templates as well.

This one’s by Kerry, and if you like the look of it, you’ll want to check out the Digichick September collab as well, because the template will be included in it! The board background is in the template.

This one’s by Judith from the SAS CT. Check out her pretty, pretty blending!

So yeah, there you go! It’s 25% off for the next week, so grab it up!

Thanks for your time and enjoy your burrito!

 

 

Lifescapes Templates, now available in PAGE format! Plus,FREEBIES!

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Okay, where to start, where to start…

First off, I have been asked a time or two to make my templates available in PAGE format, so I looked into it and decided that, for the time being at least, I’m going to make them all available in PSD, TIFF, PNG AND PAGE formats! For one thing, the PNG files are ginormous. SOO big I feel bad even zipping them up for download. Some people just don’t have the room on their drives for a bunch of multi-gig png files that they have to reassemble anyway. It just makes more sense from a customer service standpoint to do it that way. So what I did was I downloaded the 30 day trial version of CM Storybook Creater 4, and I converted my next set (available August 9) to PAGE files. If there is demand enough, it’ll totally make sense for me to buy it, as converting the files myself is a breeze. I also converted the freebie that I offered with my designer focus at Real Life Scrapped to PAGE format!

Click on the image to  head on over to Real Life Scrapped where you can download it in PSD, TIFF, PNG or new PAGE formats!!

Also, tomorrow is new release day at the Digichick! I am releasing my first ever FULL PAGE KIT, a collaboration with Jen of Girl Boy Girl designs. This kit is inspired by the book Hoopla,  which I got at the library. Found it incredibly inspiring. I used to do a lot of cross stitch, but often found the selection of patterns to be… well, not to my taste. Ahem. Nothing against the patterns out there, but I just prefer something a li’l bit more .. well, more me! LOL I found myself will all kinds of design ideas, and I figured, heck, let’s make a kit!

Here’s the preview. You can snag it at my Digichick Shop tomorrow (Thursday, 08/02/12)

 

Oh and PS, my guest spot has been extended another couple of months. Come on Lifescapes fans! Buy my stuff and then maybe I’ll get to stay! 😉

Anyway, in honor of this new release, I’ve decided to update my fan freebie on Facebook with coordinating glitter styles.

 

And while I was messing around making the glitter styles, I made these glitter flairs to see how they looked. I kinda loved them, so I kept ’em and thought you might like them, too! Click on the image to dl!

 

Here are some inspiration layouts for the kit. CTers and fans rawked it, as usual. Oh PS. I haven’t done a CT call yet. I don’t want to do one till I know where exactly my shop will be for keepsies. So for now, what I do if I need some layouts, is I put up a quick shout out on my facebook wall. So if you are in the market for some freebies, keep your eyes glued to my facebook wall! DON’T LOOK AWAY! (jk, jk, LOL) But yeah, that’s where I ask for help.

 

 

By my pal, Clara!

 

by Meg

 

a cool art journaling page by Carolyn

by Chel

 

by Girl Boy Girl team member Kristen

Okay, everybody, thanks for stopping by, and have a great Thursday!!

 

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

Do you like The Digichick? (FREEBIE ALERT!)

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Before I get started, let me say that you may want to read till the end. Just sayin.’

Hi everybody! How are you holding up this week? It is sooo super hot here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. At least we have power here in Fort Bragg, NC. I have some friends in Maryland who have been without power since last Friday, and aren’t going to have any for a few more days yet. Ms. Lifescapes does not do well without her power. So glad it’s not me! And so grateful!

Anywhoo, have you seen the new Digichick Collab, the Great Outdoors?

It has a camping theme, but it’s wonderfully versatile. Here’s a layout Chloe did using this kit: 

Gorgeous, no? And you wouldn’t have any idea she used a camping kit!

Here’s one I did, which features not only the collab, but a new release of mine coming Thursday, as well as a FREEBIE I’m finta tell you about:

That’s my sweet Genny with her very best friend, Favor. Do you like the stripey paper? It’s from my new release! I know what you are saying, “But you design templates!” It’s true. I do. But I had been working on this template pack and I made some pieces I was going to use.. and then the templates didn’t work, but I had all these pieces. And I thought, what if I released a kind of deconstructed template set? Plus, so many of my templates feature notebook paper, I thought I should make some you can use.

Anyway, I also used this template: 

It coordinates with The Great Outdoors, and it’s FREE just for “liking” the Digichick’s Facebook page! Awesome, right? Click on the preview above to get to likin.’

Thanks again for all of your awesome support! You guys are the best.

Oh, hey, for making it all the way to the end of this blog post, here’s a COUPON GOOD FOR $1 OFF ANYTHING IN MY STORE!  

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That’s right, enter that ^^ at checkout to receive either of the packs in my store for a dollar off! Hee hee, aren’t you glad you read to the end?