Thursday, December 8, 2011

Diamond Ice & Water Months - New @ MScraps!

Oooh, I have a wonderful fun kit for you--especially if you like blue, or you have cold pics to scrap! And, while I was making my freebie template this week, I also got inspired to make an element pack for the months of the year. So two things for you guys!!

The kit is called Diamond Ice. It's filled with unusual patterns and elegant styles, and works for both girls and boys, and whatever's not realistic is hand-drawn. I really hope you'll enjoy playing around with it:

I also have the WaterMonths, which are the names of months written into watercolor-like strokes. They come as a black and transparent .png, then you can recolor them, use them as masks, or even paint them yourselves.

And you guys, just wait till you see these layouts!

By Ulla-May (and notice, these are not cold pictures!!):

By Vera:

By LiLi:

By Jean:

By Jenny (with WaterMonths):

By Sandrine (half of a double page):

By Petra (with WaterMonths):

By Romy (with WaterMonths):

I hope wherever you are in the world, you're having a fantastic season!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday Template 17 Freebie!

This'll be my last one before the 25th--but I hope you enjoy it! Made my layout with my newest products coming out this Friday: Diamond Ice, and WaterMonths (this one is actually different from the one in the element pack). Hope you have an awesome week! Just click on the preview to download the freebie. And please do leave a comment or two if you like it--and link me up to your layouts!

My layout:

The freebie:

Friday, December 2, 2011

Gooooooood Morning, and happy December!

Can't believe it's the end of the year already! But it is, and I've been making photobooks like crazy--so I've made up a pack of templates for a Shutterfly album (I'm not affiliated with them, but it's who I use to print mine). These templates are meant for fast production! I used no decoration at all except for the pinstripe around the tags, but as you'll see from the CT examples, they can be dressed up too! These are great for a year in review, or a way to showcase your best photos. The template pack is called PhotoFull (cuz I'm so creative with kit names and all... ;):

I can't show you what I've made with them, because they're gifts, but here's what the CT have done:

By Karen:

By Sandrine:

By Petra:

By Lisa:

By Ulla-May:

By Jean:

By Vera:

By Jenny:

Aren't those great?? Hope you guys have a wonderful December!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's Tuesday--and here's a Template!

A new template, sort of a holiday greeting card, if you wish... Click here for the .png's, or on the image below for the .psd (shadowless) & .tif (shadowed) file.


Made everything with Home & Hearth (did you know there's a freebie add-on you can get at the MScraps FaceBook page?):

Hope you can enjoy it!

Oh--and 50% @ MScraps today for Tickle Your Tuesday, my AlphaTemplates!

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Newness & Goodies: Part II

So yes! Anita van Straeten (Designs by Anita) and I have made a collab together, and it's come together *beautifully*! It's called Heartbound, and it's all about friendship--of any kind. In warm, soft tones, it works wonderfully for both boys and girls, men and women, and everybody in between...

Here's what it looks like:


and papers:

And ohhhhhhhh man, the layouts, the layouts... just amazing! My CT, Anita's CT, the store CT--so many layouts it's just not possible to show even half of them!
By Ulla-May:

By Karen:

By Sandrine:

By Romy:

By Lisa:

By Julie:

and by Jenny:

(she reports that no cats were harmed in the making of this layout)

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND... we have a giveaway winner, and it is:

TRISTA! Congratulations! Please contact me with your e-mail addy so I can mail you the coupon code... I really enjoyed reading what each of you had to say about friendship! I'm going for the fridge one at the moment... ;)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, everybody!

Newness and Goodies on Thanksgiving!

Hi everybody! What a great day it is here--wild, wet, seagulls hunkering down in the grass facing south, waves crashing and blowing in the wind--just the perfect winter storm day. Plus, we have power still! *lol*

And at MScraps, much newness! I have a couple of sets (by request) of very basic shape templates. Clippers 1 is full (30 items!) of curves and swirls that you can use to clip papers for your backgrounds. Clippers 2 is a set of border templates that you can use with styles or papers to make your own. Ricrac? Butterflies? Scallops? All yours with a little embellishment! Here's what they look like:

By Karen:

By Jenny:

By Sandrine:

And by Julie:

So head on over for Clippers 1 & 2 -- they're going to be useful over and over and over again! And of course they're on sale for the weekend!

What's that you say? What about the giveaway? Ohhh... that's the next post... ;)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sneak Peek & Giveaway: Heartbound!

And guess what? You have a chance at winning--just leave a comment in the section below about what friendship means to you, and I'll select a random winner on Friday. And guess what too? If you go over to Anita's blog, you'll get a SECOND chance at winning! Hope you'll like the kit--we had a great time working together!

Friday, November 18, 2011

2 Free Fonts: Home & Hearth

So, to make the alpha included in the Home & Hearth kit, I had to make a font, and then a display font (3 days of work!!). And here they are! The display font is better for titles or alphas; the plain font is a very legible print font, especially if you're using a program that has kerning enabled. Just click on the images to download the font folders!

These fonts are free for personal and commercial use (I do like to see what you do with them, though, and they may not be resold as is, nor included in any compilation without the accompanying TOU). The fonts I make are my way of repaying the design community for freebies that I've found online too. Thanks for sharing, you guys!

I'll be submitting these to too, where you can find my other free fonts. Let me know if you like them!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Home & Hearth - New @ MScraps!

This is the time of year when it starts to get stormy at the coast, and I start cocooning. So I made a kit to celebrate the indoors family times, whatever they might be! Whether it's just you and your cat, or you and your 9 children, Home & Hearth has something for you! (It's 20% off through Sunday, as usual.)

And *of course* I have some fabulous layouts to show you:

By Jen:

By Ulla-May:

By Sandrine:

By Romy:

By Julie:

And by Katja:

Hope you guys have a wonderful, warm, loving weekend!