Thursday, March 24, 2011

. Rough & Tumble

Hey there! How is everyone? We got a glimpse of spring last week with 60 degree temperatures and then mother nature decided she wasn't done with us and gave us the gift of 5-inches of snow! UGH!! I am so ready for winter to end, right! I've been keeping busy while fighting off cabin fever by designing a bunch of new products, working on a newsletter, and arguing with my computer and Photoshop Elements.

I was having a lot of difficult with PSE6 so I broke down and upgraded to PSE9 and things have returned to normal. I also stumbled upon a great tool called Graffi's Add-o-Matic that totally saved me a ton of time as I reloaded all my layer styles, photo effects, custom shapes, and brushes. It was worth the original price of $19.95 but I found a coupon code for $5.00 off so that made it even better. Anyhoo, for all of you PSE users that struggle with loading, this is a simple drag and drop operation. I opted to go with the tool because a) I wanted to get back up and running quickly and b) I heard that it was more difficult to load in PSE9 and this builds the .xml file for you. So worth the investment. Here's the coupon code that appears to still be active: @09abt25jsy

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I have many new products to show you and they are all on sale for 25% off so here we go.

I finally got around to designing something for the boys! Rough & Tumble is a fun kit with bright colors and lots of texture to scrap all those fun loving boys in your life.

Here is the matching alpha and coordinating wordart and I also created a set of embossed papers.

It's a great kit and I think it's versatile enough that you can use it for girls as well. I mean, who doesn't have a tomboy that doesn't love to get dirty. Right! I know when I was a kid, my sister and I would spend hours playing in our sand box building huge castles and getting very dirty.

Oh, and because I know how everyone loves a bargain, I've bundled the entire collection up into one great price. My bundles usually contain 3 products but this one contains 4 for the same price I always charge and with the 25% off discount, you can get the entire collection for only $6.75. Now that's a great deal.

Want to see some fun layouts using the kit. Here's a bunch from my creative team and the Gingerbread Girls.

I also have several new sets of wordart in the store with a spring feel. Ah, spring!
Here's a cute layout by one of the Gingerbread Girls, Astrid.

One of my CTM's Jen using Springtime. I love how she repeated the end of the wordart piece down the page and in another color.

And this set of wordart was a request from one of my CTM's and it seemed appropriate because it seems like everyone has been fighting some form of illness this winter/spring.

And this layout was created by Ella, one of our Gingerbread Girls.

Of course, I can't leave you without a little freebie to enjoy and since everyone I know has spring fever, I decided to give you a piece of WA from the Spring Beads WA pack. CraftCrave

Enjoy your weekend everyone. Happy Scrapping!


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [26 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. BEAUTIFUL wordarts.... THANX!

  3. i got spring fever, too ;) ... thanks for the freebie!


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my freebie. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed designing it for your scrapbook layouts.