Monday, May 31, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Published!

Ooh! Just found out that an oooooooooooooold card of mine was just published in Stampington's Take Ten Summer 2010 issue:


I'm sorry that I don't remember whose stamps those are, but there's a fleur-de-lis stamp on the striped vellum, and then that abstract gold pattern.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Red River Paper Review


Just posted today on the Hybrid Chick (I know, what's a digichick like me doing over there? *lol*)... and it's a give-away--4 chances at a $50.00 gift certificate for paper, plus a sample kit. Go and try, it is soooooooo worth it! I love that paper!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What A Mess! Dates! Freebie Add-On! Winners!

Soooo, I have this new kit coming out @ MScraps--remember the preview I showed you? Well, here it is (and keep reading for the buy this, get that for free, AND the freebie add-on!):









But, I also have these really cool kinda grungy dates coming out today, too:



So, the deal is... buy the kit, get the dates for free--but this is valid on Friday May 22 ONLY! After that it's buy the kit, AND buy the dates! *grins* However, you can also get the add-on FREEBIE by clicking on the preview:


And, who won the kit? Mr. Random.org said it was Number 9, and Number 3. Lessee, that'll make it... Carolyn (#3)! and Yvon (#9)! (Yvon, can you get in touch with me at hlmtaylor@gmail.com? I couldn't find an e-mail address on either of your blogs...) Congratulations!

And, look at the wonderful and humorous layouts that my fabulous crew has made with these:

Karen:


Natalka:


Sandrine:


Jen (whose son was indispensable to this kit):


and mine:


Thank you all for your comments, by the way. You had me giggling several times! And may mess continue to enliven your days! =)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My 6th Post...

Wow, I didn't realize it had been that long! My blog opened the day before Christmas in 2007--when I finally realized that digiscrapping was a big enough part of my life to actually blog about it...

Sandrine launched a challenge to re-display your 6th post ever. So here it is:

"I'm totally in love with Rhonna Farrer's curlicue work--perhaps I've mentioned that before. But besides sitting down and spending hours in Illustrator, you can also work with stuff that you have already, particularly the swashes that exist in certain fonts, such as Easy Street EPS. That's what I did here in my latest digital layout, "fleur."


fleur by Heather Taylor
First, I enlarged a couple of letters in Photoshop to about 240 points or so--I think I was working in particular with the A, C, and V. I used the lasso to select the portions of the curlicues that I liked, then opened a new image and cut and pasted 2 or 3 sections until I had a shape with plenty of interest. I then made a brush out of it, then used the brush for painting, dodging, and erasing both in the green frame, and in the background photo. Turns out kind of nicely, I think!"

I make myself laugh... =) And it would be fun to get some links to your 6th blog post--just leave it in the comments!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Designer Spotlight! Sale! DillyDally @ The DigiChick! Panic! Mayhem!

Really, it's all happening at once!

So, today (Wed. 19th) is my day at The DigiChick to be in the spotlight--TDC is celebrating its 5th birthday, and each of us has a whole day where our entire shop* is 30% off! And the birthday kit is 50% off! And I have a new kit coming out (see below), and it's going to be 30% off for the next 3 days! Are you mayhemmed yet?? (*except for tutorials)

Here's the reveal (taDAH) of DillyDally, which two of my faithful commenters will receive as a RAK:







Pretty, no? And did you notice the new packaging? I do like it, I think.

Anyway, here are THE WINNERS of the DillyDally/San Francisco comment-fest:

(#6, #7)
Blogger Alice said...
If you love chocolate, you have to visit Ghiradelli Square! - Alice
May 17, 2010 4:22 AM
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Blogger Rebecca said...
It looks beautiful, but I will be honest, I know nothing about Sand Fransisco! Except maybe you might find good bagels there???? lol - seriously - NOTHING! I hope you have a great time, though!!!
May 17, 2010 4:42 AM
 Congratulations Alice & Rebecca! PS: Aaaaalice, you don't have a Blogger profile set up, so I can't get in touch with you... can you e-mail me @ hlmtaylor@gmail.com ? Thanks ever so much!

What A Mess!

Hehehe, yep, that's my new kit. And I'm still in the mood for RAKs, so leave me a comment about who is the messiest person in your family (or that you know), and you may be the winner! I'll pick 2 on the 20th... =) (well, Mr. random.org will pick 2, actually. I wouldn't be caught dead playing favorites.)

Sneakety Peekety:

Monday, May 17, 2010

New: Paint Strokes @ MScraps!

Check out these cool babies, Paint Strokes 1: (Note that I've added a couple of commercial licenses to my shop, too. There's one for S4H/S4O, and one for designers--just buy one per product you want to use.)



And here are some layouts:

By Jen (justjen):


By Julie (maggiemae):

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sneak Peek Giveaway - Designer Spotlight [closed]

Guess what? I'm going to be the spotlit designer at The DigiChick on the 19th! That means my whole store (except for tutorials) will be on sale at 30%! And, I'm coming out with a new kit, DillyDally. Here's a sneak peek:


And I'd like to give it out to two of you! I'm going to be going to San Francisco in June, so just leave me a comment with a tidbit about that city--anything you know personally, or just something you've picked up along the way in movies, or even just your impression of it! Then, on Wednesday [yeah, I changed that, cuz me and the names of weekdays never did get along *rolls eyes*], I'll randomly pick two winners for the whole kit for free (it's a big'un!). How's that for a deal?

Here's wishing you a wonderful week!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Two Beautiful New Products @ MScraps!

Over The Moon and Out of Line: Borders are available today @ MScraps! They are my new favorites... =)

Here's Over The Moon:










And Out of Line: Borders:



Those borders are a TON of fun to play with!!

And my creative team... Ooh la la, they rock!

Jen (justjen):


Sandrine (timounette):


Julie (maggiemae):


Me (heathert):


St├ęphanie (soleen):


And if you hop over to my Facebook page (link on right), you might find something to help with buying all that (for a couple of days, anyway)...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New @ The DigiChick: Paint Shapes 1

Paint Shapes: these are really cool--they look like paint directly on a canvas! Plus, I included the brushes, so you can make your own (use a small bevel and emboss once you've colored it to highlight the paint ridges).



By Jen:


By Soleen:


By Julie

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Weekend of Scrapping

Oh my, did I have a good time this weekend! Scrapped my little heart out with MScraps goodies...

 
Wondering About You: Everything with my Wondering kit @ MScraps. Font for place/date: Amanda's Hand.



Freebie Template by Three Paper Peonies, Guide No. 1; elements and papers from my kit Ephemeral (all @ MScraps). Font: Courier New.



Everything with my Ephemeral kit @ MScraps. Font: Strassman Script. Lovely & Ethereal, and Sunshine actions by Pioneer Woman.




Everything by Digital Couture @ MScraps, mostly from her Vintage Flair kit, but also a bit of ricrac from Snips - Brown. Font: heathert.


Everything with Erika Zwart's Fresh kit (MScraps). Font: Mean 26 Serif.




Elements by Elo Designs (A Boy Story): train, balloon, flowers, grass, label; elements by Designs by Anita (Thibo's World): splats, crayon, glitter circle, string, frame for train stamp, stitching; papers by EHStudios (When You're Alone); template by Raji (rsk) from the MScraps iNSD Blog Train. All kits from MScraps. Font: Cool.


Journaling reads: Finally, here has come the day of your desires: your SEVENTH BIRTHDAY. You were radiant, playing with all your guests so nicely, ripping present wrappings to shreds, bouncing up to give people kisses and hugs and thank yous--but your mind was so much on that Daylight Electric Engine in your bedroom that you forewent cake, and ice cream (and of course pizza, which you still haven’t learned to like). Here’s to another wonderful year with you, Allen!



All elements and papers from Elo Designs, A Boy Story (@ MScraps). Template by Josette for the MScraps iNSD Temp It and Flip It Challenge. Font: Frank the Architect. 

Journaling reads: "It doesn’t seem to matter which beach we go to, what the weather is like, or any other variable: in under thirty minutes there you are with your hands in the water, trying to build something. It might be a dam, or a series of irrigation channels, or a highway system--whatever it is, building is just your thing."




For the scraplift chain challenge at MScraps, from a page by Fernanda (Elina), Spring.


Everything from MScraps: Background paper by Che Yang from her Sonny {Heart}s Candy addon freebie; background paper for rounded rectangle and tag from my SHC addon (the Softer minikit); colored papers from Designs by Anita (Thibo's World). Ribbon & button by RuthMelody from her Amazing Love addon; flower by Vesi from her A Friend Like You addon. Paint splat and ocean wordart mine. Font: Reprobate.



For the Lift a CD cover challenge on MScraps. From this:


http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo272/heather-t/jonathan-butler.jpg


Everything mine except the font: Exemplary.





For the "Lift a CT Member" challenge @ MScraps; I lifted Maike's Boos.


Everything from Damayanti's Taste of Summer kit, except for the alpha, by Lauraskathi in the Fortunate mega-collab.


Holy cow, that's a lot of scrapping! No wonder I have tendonitis!