Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Day Late and A Dollar Short

Or it's more like a week late and several dollars short. I missed getting everything ready for NSD, so how about a post-NSD sale? Now that everything is calming down and the dust is settling, why not take a trip to my store and check out my new kits? You can see some of them in the Etsy preview on the sidebar. Etsy has a little quirk. You can't have a sale, as in setting everything to 50% off. No way that I've found to put something temporarily on sale. But they do have coupons. Coupons work. And I have one for you. Starting right now! It's good on every product in my store— that includes all the new kits I uploaded today and anything else I may add in the next week. I can tell you I've got some CU goodies to put up. So keep checking. I'm not sure when I'll get things packaged up. You see, I bought some cut oriental lilies that my husband likes so well. They are beautiful, but I have learned they don't like me. They were still buds when I got them, but they soon started opening up. And my head started stopping up. Allergic to the pollen. The flowers are gone, but my sinuses are stilled rebelling. It will take a few days yet. From now on, DH will have to enjoy the lilies outside.


But that's not all. I also have a mini kit for you to download. Appropriately it is called Late spring. LOL


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Time to board the Paris to New York blog train…

…because Spring Has Sprung. For those of us here in the South, spring flowers are blooming, dogwoods, azaleas, and fruit trees. The trees are leafing out, and the temps are warm. Instead of getting spring fever, I am starting to gear up for National Scrapbooking Day. Since I am a Sabbath keeper, I will not be posting anything special on that Saturday, but beginning the next day, and through the entire following week, I plan to have some special deals along with a few other things up my sleeve. I just realized last night that it's only three weeks away. So I have to get busy. I already have new kits waiting, some a bit different from what you usually see from me. LOL. Don't worry, I'll never go too far afield. I'm too much as stick-in-the-mud to change too much.

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Here are the other stops on this train.

KapiScrap & Art
Winsor Digi-Designs
EmJay Scraps
Touched by a Butterfly
Caroline B.
Sugarbutt Designs
Honeysuckle Lane Designs
Studio Linda Renee
Scrapbookingdom
Shuckclod's Stuff

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New tabs for freebies

Update: I just realized that I have to manually make the files on Google+ public. A couple of people hadn't been able to download them. I have taken care of that, and made the kits and QPs/templates public. Hopefully, no more problems.

I was asked this week about the use of my freebies for a particular project which made me take a good look at the freebies I have for download here on my blog. I also have quite a few (mostly mini) kits that I will not be updating and putting up for sale at Etsy, and I will be uploading some of them for download. So look for the tabs, one for kits, and the other for QPs and the few templates that I make. The download links are found below each preview. I had a request come in from some one in Slovakia about download links. I assume she didn't look in the right place for the links. But they are there. BTW, you'll notice that I don't have a freebie for the PS color challenge this month. First, the color palette is not an easy one for me to work with. Second, there has been some fuss over there about kits not being named in a particular way. Well, call me stubborn, but I have been naming my kits in a certain way for years, and I'm refusing to change. If I should decide to put the kit up for sale afterward, I would have to rename everything, and I don't want to go to the trouble. That doesn't mean I'll never make another kit with the month's color palette, it just won't be an "official" part of the blog train. There is a little Easter kit on the top of the free kits tab. Hope you like it. If I ever had it up on the blog, and I don't think I did, it was a few years ago. I'm not into the pagan aspects of Easter with all the fertility symbols of bunnies and chicks. I focus on the resurrection of Jesus and what that means for our salvation.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Two days in a row

I'm actually posting two days in a row. Trying to push through my stubbornness. I wonder sometimes what I will write, so I don't. Not good, right? Yet there are lots of things that go through my mind. Today, though, I got my mini kit for the Studio color challenge uploaded. That means a freebie for you. But first, oh, yes, there's a "but first." LOL. Thanks to all those who took part in the poll. That information is helpful to me. I'm actually glad that most who replied don't usually but bundles. I'm not much of a bundle maker. I do like to do quick pages, and clusters, but not much else. I've been working on two more kits for my Everyday Life series. Take a look at my previous post to learn about more about the series.

We're nearly through with winter, at least where I live in the south. Warmer weather is finally prevailing. I'll soon be releasing a hot new kit for hot weather, one of the first that will also be have a set of quick pages, sold separately. I love the colors. I've even got a little teaser for you. I'll release it next week at Etsy.

I know, you're really here for the freebie. I didn't take too much of your time with that little spiel. Diane, of ABDesigns who runs the color challenge called it Joyful, but I chose a slightly different name. Her palette and name kept the music, Ode to Joy, going through my brain, so that's what I named my kit.

https://copy.com/OK9a7d2SCOSAqCdm
Download here or click on preview

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Good morning out there. I've been telling myself I have to blog, I have to blog. Feelings aside, I have to blog. It's not like I'm sick or such, it's just that I don't often feel that I have something to say unless I am posting a freebie or such. Well, there is a freebie coming, but not in this post. Actually, I've been busy with a new volunteer position at church and haven't even spent much time designing. Though, I do go through spells of little mojo to designs, then I'll get in a flurry of activity and do several kits in a few days. I just need to time their release better.

I've also been working on my bags and purses sporadically. I made my daughter a bag for her crochet for Christmas. I drew up a pattern, made it with lots of pockets and compartments especially for crochet supplies. She loves it. I have gotten one made to post in my other Etsy store, Bags by Linda Renee (which I have on vacation at the moment), with more cut out to sew, including a bag especially for knitters. In my Studio Linda Renee shop, I've released a few new kits plus a set of templates. I'm not a big template maker; it seems that there are so many already, but when I got started on these, I liked them and made a whole set. The templates are CU, PU, and S4H.

I have started a new series called Everyday Life. Isn't that what most of our scrapped pages are about? Our everyday lives? Just released today is Everyday Life: Masculine and Everyday Life: Feminine.

Everyday Life: Masculine is geared toward the working man. He's a normal guy. He goes to work and works hard. It may be manual labor like construction or it might be in an office but when he is home, he can relax. He can pull on his old plaid shirt, his baseball cap, and work in the yard. He can tinker under the hood of the car. He might enjoy recreation like riding a bike or some sports activity. It's his everyday life. Everyday Life: Masculine has 12 papers, one mesh overlay, 63 unique elements to record the activities of the men in your life. With it's leather jacket, plaids, and outdoor gear, it especially good for the hands on type of guy.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/221132095/everyday-life-masculine?ref=shop_home_active_2




Everyday Life: Feminine is really feminine, celebrating the woman who likes being a lady, at least some of the time. Everyday Life is about the ordinary, often the mundane, but even in the normal everyday life women are feminine. The want to be pretty and attractive. They like pretty things, and even if its inexpensive, the will have something lovely to look at. This kit celebrates the everyday life and women with it's shades of pink, minty greens contrasted with brown. This kit is also good for Mother's Day, and other holidays and celebrations of and for the mothers/daughters/sisters in your life. 15 papers and 50 unique elements.



https://www.etsy.com/listing/221129813/everyday-life-feminine?ref=shop_home_active_1


I've had a few people at Etsy ask me if they can use my kits or a specific kit to make cards, etc. Unfortunately, I'm had to say now, because of the cu items I use. Because CU terms are all over the place, it is quite maddening at times to sort them all out. I already have a separate folder for the no freebies CU, but it looks like I may need to break it down further into those who allow CU for S4H. That way, I can know whose items I can use to make kits that others can use in their small business. It's just too bad the designers can't all get on the same page.

All the kits in this post are S4H and the templates are CU as well.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Get Bugged!

With the real thing—the kind that fly and buzz and crawl. The latest Pixel Scrapper blog train is about pets. You'll find all kinds of kits related to the animal kingdom as you take the train ride through digiland. Since I chose bugs, I call my little offering Bug Safari. Hope you enjoy.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Paris to NY blog train

I'm making this short today. I'm a bit under the weather but want to get this scheduled so you'll be able to download. While you're downloading, please take the poll to help me know what you like in a kit and if you prefer kits to bundles. Thanks.












Download here or here.

Here is the list of the other participants.
KapiScrap & Art
Winsor Digi-Designs
EmJay Scraps
Crafty Scraps
Touched by a Butterfly
Caroline B.
Sugarbutt Designs
Honeysuckle Lane Designs
Scrapbookingdom
Studio Linda Renee
Shuckclod's Stuff
Monkey's Musings