I’ve been doing a lot of talking about my new Photo Pockets – Pages and, before I do a release of the pockets themselves, I thought I’d upload a freebie for you. I’ve made some holiday journal cards sized to fit in the 3×4 and 4×6 pockets. These cards are not 3×4 or 4×6, but rather represent a digital equivalent that is proportional to those sizes. Hard to explain, much easier to see when working with them. I’ve got some notes that I included with the Photo Pockets product (see the tou_info_previews folder) that gives you the actual sizes and some notes on using them.
Final note … while the Photo Pockets products are for commercial use, these journal cards are for personal use only. Also, even though the pockets were designed for commercial use, it doesn’t mean they can’t also be use for your personal scrapping.
A couple of days ago, I showed you my new Photo Pocket – Pages. Even though my Photo Pockets – Pages are CU ok, they could easily be used by any scrapper and I thought I’d show you an example layout that I made about my recent vacation.
These Photo Pockets – Pages are basically a digital representation of a plastic photo pocket page made into a digital template. I designed these templates with the designer in mind. They have extra layers so that a kit designer would have multiple options for their kits. Each template file has two types of pockets: one is plain (like I used in my layout) and one has subtle scratches. Each type of pocket resides on its own layer (a single layer of pockets of a particular style).
I also created two types of placeholders (round and square edge), each located on its own layer in a position that corresponds to a pocket. There is also a layer version that is a combined sheet of the placeholders.
Finally, there’s a background layer, which can be used for your background paper.
The designer that was looking for something like this was considering a Project Life type of kit. While I’m not sure what exactly she had in mind for her kit, I could definitely see where a designer would design some journal cards and other goodies (including papers) to go into the pockets and includes a simplified version of the template.
While I haven’t decided to do this yet, I could easily simplify these myself and release them for personal use if there is an interest. That way, you could use them with kits you already own. SO … is that something you’d be interested in?
btw — single and multiple pockets are also in the works and should be released shortly.
A fellow designer was on the hunt for some CU photo pockets. We could find an abundance of PU ones, but not much in the CU department, so I decided to try to make some since it was raining in “paradise” (still in Hawaii). Easier said than done, but I finally accomplished it. The results are 4 products and a bundle: Photo Pockets – Pages 1, Photo Pockets – Pages 2, Photo Pockets – Pages 3, Photo Pockets – Pages 4 and Photo Pockets Bundle – Pages 1-4.
The individual products are $5.00 each and the bundle is $11.25. However, these will be on sale for 40% off (including the bundle) thru December 2nd in my CU Store. Just click on a preview to go to that product’s page.Read More
Aloha!!! I’m currently in Hawaii on a well deserved vacation … and still working … but at least I’m working in Hawaii. I did want to do a quick post to let you know about some fun things going on right now.
First, theStudio is having it’s first every Facebook Hop. It was a ton of work to get this going and took a great bunch of designers and admins to pull it all together … but you don’t care about all that. What you do want to know about is where everything starts … so, join us for some adult style trick or treating starting on theStudio Facebook page … but if you get lost, the list of participating designers is also in the forum. The links are to the designers’ page … just look for the little monster on the tab on designers’ pages to find your treats!!!
How do you spell SALE? Tons of sales going on in celebration of DSD (Digital Scrapbooking Day). CU Digitals is having a coupon sale … the codes are in the image below.
There are also sales going on at theStudio, including their flash sales. Products (both Commercial and Personal Use) will be on sale … but only for 1 hour each. I have some products that will be $1 and others that are 75% off. Keep an eye on theStudio’s Twitter feed, Facebook page and the forum. Last year, I kept track of things by hanging out on the store page (Personal Use — http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/ … Commercial Use — http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/commercial/). However, I recommend you also check out all the wonderful goodies that are on sale for up to 40% off … AND, the really cool grab bags.
Speaking of Grab Bags … I have one for you … 5 brand new, full size items for $5.00. This Grab Bag will only be available until November 9th. After that it will be broken up into individual products for $4.00 each. Click on the preview below to go to the product page.
I’ve just released a new kit called Bountiful Blessings. It’s inspiration was based on a quote I read recently by Charles Dickens: “Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” It really struck home because I often find myself in a reflective mood this time of year. Maybe it’s the holidays and the prospect of multiple family gatherings or the fact that there have been numerous life events that have happened to me during these months. The one thought that always emerges is how blessed I am to have such a wonderful family and to be in such a great place in my life.
In creating this kit, I was looking to take you along with me on my reflective journey and provide you with the perfect kit to capture those memories, whether they be from your past or the ones you are making now.
Check out the previews below … you can see the entire collection HERE, or just click on one of the previews to go to that product’s page … AND … be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom where I have a coordinating freebie for you to download.
If you love flowers, I have some deals for you. I’ve just released 3 new CU Flower Assortment packs and bundled them up with my first assortment pack. The individual packs are on sale for 40% off ($3.60/each) thru November 4th and the bundle is a bargain price of $13.50. Check out the previews and click on any of them to go to the product page.
btw — just because they’re ok for CU doesn’t mean you wouldn’t want to add them to your own personal stash!!!
Be sure to stay tuned, because I have even more bundles to share with you.Read More
I’ve just release a new product called Bohemian Fall – Boho Collection. It’s part of theStudio’s Coordinated Collection. Designers at theStudio were given a theme and a palette and the products that we released are only $1.00 each … but that’s only for 2-weeks. The cool thing is, you can mix and match to your heart’s content (actually, I want everything … but that’s me).
Here are the previews to my products. Just click on the preview to go to the product page … but you might want to stick around until the end, because I have a freebie for you.Read More
Well, I finally got around to making a cluster freebie from my new Fall’s Eve kit. Just click on the preview to download it.
Speaking of freebies, I am quickly running out of space on my server and to make room, I need to start aging out my freebie downloads. Starting this month, links to freebies will start expiring after 6 months. Disappointing, yes … because it was my freebies that got me where I am today and I haven’t been creating nearly as much lately. However, I’m hoping that once things settle down a bit (probably won’t be until the first of the year), I can start pulling together a creative team to not only help with layouts, but also help to get more freebies out there for you all.
As you stand between Summer and Fall, which do you do: hold on desperately to summer or embrace the coming fall? Where I live, summer does not give up easily; you might start feeling a bit of the autumn chill, but then summer roars back into life with it’s sunny days and balmy temperatures. Here they call it Indian Summer and it’s one of my favorite times of the year. My Fall’s Eve Collection is filled with colors that reflect the warmth of summer and the explosive paintbox of fall. It truly is my celebration of this time of year.
This collection, available in my store at theStudio, consists of a Page Kit with coordinating add-on products. Just check out the previews below —Read More
One year ago I was part of the Next Designer Contest. While this year I can’t compete, I did want to do something special for it. When I asked “what category of products would you like to see on sale?” I was told “who doesn’t need more flowers?”
I’m having a sale … thru September 16th, 50% off all my CU flower packs (excluding bundles). Believe me, I have LOTS of flowers for you … and this link should take you to them — http://bit.ly/1ayaNtb