Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The reason I've been sort of missing...

My fabulous new Inquisitive sets. I am so thrilled with how these turned out. I'm not the speediest designer in the world, and I'm a bit of a perfectionist. So most of my time on the computer has been working on my newest bundle... The May Club kit at Digital Freebies, called Inquisitive, the girly add-on to it (also a full kit), a freebie bragbook (link will be in the DF newsletter), and a QP album. Whew, I'm done, and it should be going up in the store any minute... so here are previews. I love that these are a great set to scrap both boys and girls together! You don't have to choose between putting frilly stuff on boy pages or scrapping your girls all in blue, if you're wanting to scrap them both or make coordinating pages. Oh, and be sure to check out Melanie Ann's darling girly add-on (yes, we coordinated that!). Put them all together you have one amazing mega kit! So without further ado...

Inquisitive Papers:

Inquisitive Alpha

The add-on...

Get this freebie now at Digital Freebies...

The QP Album, made from both Inquisitive and Inquisitive Add-on...
Now I can go back and finish up a few things that have been put on hold and are calling my name from my "in process" folder on the computer.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Get Wordy!

I made a new set of Wordy frames, this time with a more boyish feel. This set is different too, because I made the inner portion of the frames separate from the outer portion. What this means is that you can mix and match and the files to download are smaller! Hooray! Also, I have a girlish set in the works that will be able to mix and match with this set, for oodles and oodles of options. Included are 7 outer frames and 8 inner ones, including the words: Boy, Boys, Bugs, Grin, Mud, Dirt, Play & Ride. AND, if you check out the DST Insider, there's a coupon code for 40% off my store at Designs In Digital through the end of April, so you can get these for a steal!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

... sort of. I've been working on the most fun kit! I can't get over how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It's going to be the May Club kit at Digital Freebies. I'm coordinating with Melanie of Melanie Ann Designs. She came up with the most fab, bright, happy boy colors and it has really sparked my imagination. I've got a bunch of hand drawn elements, great papers and I can't believe I have to wait for MAY to release it... which unfortunately means you have to wait until May, too. :( You'll love it though, totally worth the wait, I promise!

Ok, on to a few recent LOs (Yes, all for the ADSR!) ...

#8 was pretty easy. Our favorite trip w/ three black and white photos. I think those were the only requirements. They said you could also scrap a dream vacation, so that's what I chose to do.

#10 is my favorite LO from the race (and I actually quite like most of them). My favorite I've done in a long time. We had to use 50 elements from at least 10 designers. And scrap about our goals in life and how to get there. Normally I would have stopped at about 25 elements. In fact, right about then, I was thinking, "How on earth am I going to double how many things I have on here and not have it look ridiculous?" But I'm so pleased I pushed on and it turned out as beautifully as it did.
#9 was kind of a nebulous challenge. Altered art. That's it, no directions beside that. It was sure interesting to see some of the different ways people interpreted that! I used an action by Jenn (one of my fab CT members) for the photo, then blended it w/ some sheet music. Blended a bunch of things for the background and layered some things on. Not my normal style of LO, but I like how it turned out.

#11 required wings. That was the only requirement... wings. I think lots of people did those mystical type with wings on a baby or child and lots of sparkle. But that's not really me. So I went with the butterflies. Hey, it worked.
Ok, I might be the very last person to actually do the bonus LO. I think most people jumped on it a month ago. Oh well, if you haven't noticed already, procrastinating is one of the things I do best. But I work well under pressure!
Well, that's it. ADSR is done. Seems odd, since I've spent so much time on it for 6 weeks now. Oh, I didn't have to do #12. I just supplied the photo and journaling and Marieta scrapped it (she doesn't like journaling and I LOVE it, so this was the best option for us. Our odds are slim of winning the grand prize, but it was a fun time, the prizes along the way were wonderful and I'm truly happy with almost all of the LOs I created for the race. There are a couple (I'm not telling which ones) that I turned into QPs for me to use later with different photos and journaling, since they're not subjects I particularly cared for. But it was all a great adventure and I can't wait for the next one.