Thursday, April 26, 2012

Back to Normal: Mother Light

This week I'm back to "normal" with my newest kit, Mother Light. It's an elegant, victorian-feel kit, with lots of botanical adornments and pretty colors!

I only finished it late yesterday, so we didn't have as much time as usual to get a lot of layouts done. But here are these pages:

By Petra:

By Romy:

By the inimitable Jen:

And by me:

I hope you guys have a lovely weekend, and plenty of time to play!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

More Art Journaling Stuff

Not sure why, but my creativity is leading me this way right now, so there ya go! This week I have for you:

AJB-Painted Papers 2

AJB-Words 1

AJB-Flowers 1

AJB-Scribbles 2

AJB-Alphabits 1 & 2

AJB-Alphabits Squared

And, I even scrapped!! *lol* Really, I don't know what's gotten into me...

And Julie scrapped too:

And Katja did one with Colors of Sweet:

I hope you all have a lovely weekend--ours is going to be full of rain, so I guess I'll be drawing, or something! *laugh*

Monday, April 16, 2012

Another free font for ya... Alphabits Squared!

This is a fun little font! You can find it at, along with my other ones. I've got quite a little collection over there by now--12 of them!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Collaborative Kit Freebie!

Anita of Anita Designs and I collaborated to make you this gorgeous mini-kit, just because we love you guys and hope you get some "Me Time" to yourselves this weekend!

It's big enough that we had to separate elements and papers

Hope you enjoy it, and we'd love to read some comments, too--that always makes our day!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Art Journal Bits

Not sure why, but I've been really inspired to do a lot of art journaling supplies recently. This week I have some way cool Jagged Frames, some Jags & Tags (ripped edge tags and some cardboard), Painted Papers, and some very awesome Scribbles that look exactly as if you'd done it yourself on the page.

Here are various layouts that use one or more of these elements:

By Jen:

 By Lisa:

By Julie:

By LiLi (with Little Bits):

By Romy (with Making Up):

By Romy again, with just the Jags & Tags, Painted Papers, and Jagged Frames:

By Jen, with Painted Papers & Just Because:

I hope you have a lovely weekend--I'm hoping to catch a bit of sun between the "chance of showers" then "chance of rain"... ;)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Font Freebie: Alphabits!

3 fonts in the Alphabits family: regular, light, and fat. You can get them at!

As always, these fonts are free for personal and commercial use, but they may under no conditions be resold, even as part of a compilation, and if redistributed, MUST be accompanied by the original TOU. This is my way of paying back the design community for its generosity in many areas, whether it's for fonts, brushes, or textures.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

New in the shop: Templates galore!

I have TWO new sets of templates up today, both in the Year of Hope collection (though of course they can be used for anything! But if you're still doing--are you? are you?--your Project 365/52/12, they might be helpful). One set contains 7 templates (2 of which were freebies during my week as Featured Designer), and they have 1-7 photos. The other set is a slightly non-linear set, with irregular shapes and lots of play. Hope you like them both!

Oh, and boy did the CT play with these!!

By Petra (with Strawberry Times):

By Romy (with Red, White, & Blue):

By LiLi (with A Year of Hope: Kit 2):

By Lisa:

By Vera (With Strawberry Times):

By Jetje (with Sandy Toes):

By Linda:

And by Trista:

And, I hope you have a fabulous weekend! My "little" boy is turning 9... *gulp* Can't believe how fast and slow it seems that time has gone by!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Koi Leaping

Just put this in my Etsy shop today: A Koi-style fish leaps out of the billowing waves, on the hunt for an insect fluttering ahead, in soft greens, blues, and lavenders. A piece of tranquility for your home!

2012. Copic Multiliner, Copic markers, and Sakura Gelly Roll pen on Neenah paper dyed with Ranger Ink Color Washes and Moon Glow shimmering mist. 8.5 x 11", matted size 12x16".

This one is matted, so it's a little extra: