Friday, June 20, 2014

Wherein We Find That Productivity Overdrive Has Its Costs

So, I had a heart attack last week. No kidding. Apparently it's congenital--one of the vessels supplying the heart, the bottom part of it, is teensy weensy in one portion, and that go kind of blocked, or almost blocked, and a tiny portion of the heart muscle was affected. And on the way to the hospital in the ambulance we found out that morphine makes my throat swell up, too. Sure was an adventurous day!! =)

However, except for reaching my fatigue limit a heck of a lot faster, I seem to be doing just fine. So, one day at a time, shooting for many more of them! Happily, school is now out, so I can do art besides the graphic design, and I'm even hoping for more jewelry ventures soon, too!

This was my little art journal contribution for Week 15 that I just finished tonight (yes, I'm a wee bit behind):


And, I finally finished a new kit that I started *before* the heart attack: Chance of Thunder! It's a great kit for storms, either the kind in the sky, or the kind in the heart.

http://www.mscraps.com/shop/HeatherT-Chance-Of-Thunder



The CT made some super-fun pages, too!
By Caroline:

By Cecilia:

 By Jenny:

 By Julie:

 And by Marianne:


I'm looking forward to sharing more playtime with you soon--hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Productivity Overdrive!

Well, May was a HUGELY BUSY month for me. I had to finish (well, start and finish) a 5'x18" banner for a Midsummer Masquerade fundraiser ball in town. It's been sooooooooo long since I've painted on canvas--I was really scared to start! The 2nd day was the worst, but on the last day I suddenly hit my groove, and the whole thing turned out ok. (You can see it on the fundraiser auction website here.) Plus, I was busy making TWO free kits for 2 different scrapping sites. More on those later in June! So then I figured that if I was going to be featured in June, I should probably have some new stuff in my shops... and *boom!* Creativity happened!

So, I have a new kit for you called Flying Colors (I'd polled my fans on Facebook about whether "Tickled Pink" or "Flying Colors" caught their fancy more, and the latter won). It's nominally about graduation from any grade, but also of course about that exciting and fearful time of change, when you don't really know what's going to happen next... I had to show the brushes, and the word art, separately (click on them to see them full size), cuz of course the kit is huge!


http://www.mscraps.com/shop/HeatherT-Flying-Colors/




And this, is a coordinating freebie!!


  Not only all that, but I also participated in the MScraps Memory Mix collection, where you can get mix and match pieces for either $1 or $2, depending on how full the packs are. Mine's a delightful collection of beach-themed brushes called Sunsplashed, taken from photographs of my own wanderings, of course!

http://www.mscraps.com/shop/HeatherT-Sunsplashed-Brushes/

And furthermore, while I was coming up with my little bead scatters for the Flying Colors kit, I just went ahead and extracted a whole BUNCH of beads, and put them in my commercial use shop (though they're good for CU or PU!):

http://www.mscraps.com/commercial/product.php?productid=23456&cat=0&page=1

http://www.mscraps.com/commercial/product.php?productid=23457&cat=0&page=1


I will leave you to imagine how long it took to use the pen tool to extract all those babies. Heh.

So there you go! And the end of school is approaching, which means I have less and less to do each day as Allen claws his way through the end of the curriculum--and for me, that means MORE TIME! Can't wait for summer vacation!

Hope everybody has a wonderful weekend playing. =)

Friday, May 2, 2014

WAHOO! iNSD is here!

I so love to just burn through all the challenges and make zillions of pages on these weekends... *happy sigh* And hopefully you do too! I have a global 50% sale going on both at the Commercial Use store, and the Personal Use store. So if you need extra goodies, you know where to go! Plus, I have a couple of freebies for you as well! You can pick them up on my Design by Heather T. Facebook page, or scroll down.

Click on this image to go to the PU store:

http://www.mscraps.com/shop/HeatherT

Click on this image to go to the CU store:

http://www.mscraps.com/commercial/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=150

Click on this image to get your Personal Use freebie:


Click on this image to get your Commercial Use freebie (which you can also use for personal use):

http://www.mediafire.com/download/d155f4g1sazof9w/HeatherT-CU-SomethingKindaWonderful.zip

Most of all, have a wonderful weekend!!! ♥

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New: Painted Masks 7!

Oops, I skipped one in the PU shop, so here it is: Painted Masks 7. A couple of these are full page, and all of them are at least 3 times the size shown, so they're really wonderful as clipping masks, and you can combine them like I did on my layout below. And--a Wonderful Wednesday release, so 50% off through today!

http://www.mscraps.com/shop/PU-Painted-Masks-7/


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sing A Song!

I have amazingness in the store today! After a super-long design hiatus occasioned by my Mom's visit, a protracted struggle with the Yachats Gazette, and Allen's birthday (and subsequent schoolwork catch-up needs), I've put out an ENORMOUS kit called Sing a Song. It has -so much- fun stuff in it!

http://www.mscraps.com/shop/HeatherT-Sing-A-Song/


These are all the brushes, which are also available separately:

http://www.mscraps.com/shop/HeatherT-Sing-A-Song-Brushes/

70+ elements!

 30 papers!


And beautiful CT layouts to show you some examples of what you can do with this great kit:

2 by Astrid:


 2 by Cecilia:


 By Laura:
 By Lisa:
 By Marianne:
By Paula:
 By Solysombra:
 By Yvonne:

Anyway, rush thee over to the store before it goes off the 20% sale!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A little bit of drawing...

Just practicing hatch-marking, which I've never done much of. Sure helped the owl drawing--I've always been afraid to tackle them because of their incredible detail. So far, hatch-marking strikes me as the lazy person's out... =)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Essence of You Memory Mix Packs!


I have a beautiful new "kit" made up of 4 packs - 2 paper packs, an element pack, and a template pack. It's part of our Memory Mix Collection, so each pack is only $2.00 (for 1 week only). Mix and match as you like! It's called The Essence of You.






And the CT crew (2 of whom are new--welcome Laura, and Danica--and also my new promo whiz, Doralisa) have made some lovely pages:

By Laura:


By Danica:


By Astrid:


By Karen:


And by Linda:


I just dropped off my Mom at the airport in the big city, so I'm rather sad; but I hope to get lots of work done this weekend! Oh, nevermind, it's my 10-year old's 11th birthday. *laugh* Lots of work there, but not the same kind! I hope you guys all have a great weekend yourselves.