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October’s here, and there’s so much good news!

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Hey party people! I haven’t posted in a long time because.. well there’s been a lot going on in Boyerville. I’ve had health issues, and my parents in town, and just. Well. Never you mind, because it’s all over, and now things are great! Check it out.

I’m no longer at The Digichick, but I love those Chic-A-Dees, and their site is awesome, and you should spend lots of money there.

As you know, I am selling my artsy lovely goodness at Scrap Art Studio, where designs are different, and cool, and filled with fabulous artistic expression! This will continue to be the place where I feel freest to really get artsy, get my digital fingers dirty, and make a lovely, splattery, design mess!

But there’s so much more! I have a NEW HOME, mostly for my temps, is… get ready…

HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES? (answer: I love them)

Insane, right? I’m freaking out myself. I’ll be moving my templates over there a few at a time. They will all be 25% off for the first week or so after going up, which puts them in at under $3 a pack, which I think is a good deal. Don’t you?

The O was one of the very first places I ever went when I began scrapping, and I would barely even BUY stuff there at the time, because I figured it was out of my league. And now I have a shop there!

The other big news is… are you ready????

Take a look at these previews, and what do you see?

THAT’S RIGHT! I’m guesting at One Story Down this month!!! I’m working on an incredibly spooky and dark kit right now to go up there next week, so keep your eyes peeled!

So this incredible month is makin’ me feel good.

Plus, I have almost 1000 likes on Facebook. SOOO I’ve decided to give away a full template pack here, ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Remember these? They were the first for-sale temps I made. Now I’m giving them to you for free! And if you bought them.. well. Send me a PM on Facebook and I’ll send you a coupon good for something.

STRIPS PSD downolad

STRIPS TIFF download

STRIPS PAGE download

STRIPS PNGs download

So there you guys go! That’s a pretty good blog post to make up for being such a stranger, yes?

I’ve also been thinking. Would you be interested in having a little bit of an art journaling workshop HERE on my blog? I have some art journaling ideas for the dark season, either the dark season of life, or literally the dark season of the year. And if you are interested, we’ll do them here on my blog!

Okay, have yourselves a merry little Friday, and enjoy!

 

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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

PNG download

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!

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?

 

 

Your new freebie’s here!

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I don’t know what the heck is going on this morning. I’ve tried to write this post three times now, and have had problems every time. Well, instead of being verbose, I’ll just get right to your freebie! Here it is!Mondrian 3

Click here for TIFFs and PSDs

Click here for PNGs

Six more days till my opening, one more Mondrian template to give away (at some point during the week, keep your eyes peeled!- which has always struck me as a slightly gross expression, actually)

Also Six more days to enter the “Be My Guest” giveaway! Leave a comment! The more entries, the more winners. It’s cool the way that works out, isn’t it??

Also, remember that if you make a layout with the freebie “Stuff About You” template from last week, you automatically win this sweet little alpha:

Okay, as always, thanks so much for stopping by!

 

The Deep

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Okay guys, Wednesday is here, and the new freebie I promised is HERE!

I have the good fortune to know and CT for ViVa Artistry. They are amazing. They just happen to be the featured designers at Scrapbookgraphics right now- I KNOW, RIGHT? You stick around long enough, you meet some freaking fabulous folks. They are so talented, and are just extremely cool people as well. So cool, in fact, that they asked me if I’d like to design templates to compliment their new release. Spoiler alert: I said yes.
CHECK OUT THIS KIT!!

The Deep Bundle Preview

The Deep by ViVa Artistry bundle

The Deep templates preview

The Deep Templates

It’s great, right?? So I made some templates that had an aquatic feel. One template has elements jumping out of the water, the other one is supposed to look like the stuff is underwater. Here’s my preview:

And a layout I made using both (as well as a SWEET font by Charm Box studios that will be available at the Digichick Tomorrow!) Look how happy Genny is in the water. My sweet girlie!

Alanna ROCKED it!

Alanna's layout with the Deep

SO AWESOME!

Okay then! Here is your freebie!

PSD and TIFF version, and the PNG version.

Please leave a comment to let me know how you like it. There are whispers that I may be guesting someplace awesome next month, and I think, to celebrate how awesome you early fans are, I’m going to be giving out some coupons to, like, one in 5 commenters. And they are going to be good coupons, too!

Anyhoozle, you all take care, enjoy your freebie, and watch this space! There will be another freebie available Monday!