Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Layout

I love how quick and easy digital scrapbooking can be. Here is a layout I worked on this morning using a "paper" sketch by MME. Challenge was issued by Paper Patch Crafts over on facebook - I had to use the sketch provided and the colors Teal, Purple and Pink. My digi papers from "Sisters Forever" were the perfect fit for this challenge.

Sisters Forever Paper and Elements are available at FaithSisters
Have a wonderful day....by the Shore

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Faith Sisters Designers Challenge

Voting has begun over at FaithSisters. You can only vote for one "mini-kit" and while voting is just one of many factors in their new designer decision - every vote counts!

Won't you consider heading over to FaithSisters and voting for by the Shore Designs by pammie~k.

This is my kit - while you are there, please feel free to download the paper and elements if you have not done so already - oh, and they are still free! Thank you for your support!
Have a great Sunday....by the Shore!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Every Day is a New Adventure

I have been having fun designing and have missed actual digi scrapping. So, this afternoon I changed my "digi-hat" and returned to basics for a few days! Here is a quick layout I created earlier today - simple and clean. The paper and elements are Crystal W's Rainbow Sherbet collection (over at www.jessicasprague.com) The challenge was to create a layout about an adventure....

...think about your life; what in your daily grind, everyday life is your adventure?
1. Make a layout about your own personal adventure.
2. Using a photo (or several) is optional.
3. Journaling is not! You must include journaling about your adventure.
4. Use at least two different fonts in your layout.

This was a layout I have had in the back of my head and the challenge was a gentle nudge..

Enjoy the rest of the weekend...by the Shore

Friday, August 20, 2010

Persnickety Prints Sale

So...you've created your layouts...now what? I absolutely love sending my 12x12 layouts to Persnickety Prints. The quality cannot be matched, the service is great, you get your prints quickly, flat rate shipping ...and they are having a sale. Check it out at http://www.persnicketyprints.com/

The sale end August 23rd - use the coupon code lifepics05. $5 off $25 or more

Here is just one of the layouts I have ordered through persnickety. Remember that sometimes you can use a photo as your background paper. This is a layout I created as part of a challenge to create a layout with mono-chromatic color theme.

It's Friday - the sun is shining!
Have a great day.....by the Shore

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Life is Good!

Happy Wednesday! Last night was our elementary school's Ice Cream Social and tomorrow is the first day of school. Life is good! (and summer flew by much too quickly)

To celebrate new routines, new school friends and new-found time for me - here is a free 12x12 quick page for you - you can download it here

(this quick page was created from our Cherish Childhood Paper and Elements Kits - available at Buttercups n Daisies)

Here is a sample layout created using this quick page. Thanks Bridget!

and another one created by Debbie - thanks!

Add a photo behind this png file - add some text on top- you are are done - can't get much easier than this.

Till next time, have a relaxing day....by the Shore

Monday, August 16, 2010

Come and check out a very special Celebration and Giveaway by Wild Blueberry Ink... here

As one of the sponsors, my Cherish Childhood Elements kit is just one of the prizes in this awesome giveaway. And ONE PERSON WILL WIN IT ALL. Check out Wild Blueberry Ink's blog - and follow the guidelines to maximize your chance of winning (winner is chosen by random.org)

Till next time, have a great day....by the Shore

Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Fully Layered Scrapbooking Template

Now available at Buttercups N Daisies ~ a new Fully Layered 12x24 Scrapbooking Template - ready for your papers, photos and text. Two 12x12 layouts that can be used together or individually. This is a .psd file that is for use with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements (not compatible with other programs)

Here is a 12x24 scrapbooking layout made with this template. (Our "Cherish Childhood Papers and Elements used to create this layout)

Scrapbooking has never been easier. Check it out here

Have a great day...by the Shore.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Designers Challenge and Collaboration Kit

Head on over to FaithSisters.com! I just added my "Jesus Loves the Little Children" Kit for their 'charity collaboration kit' for World Vision. It is also a challenge for the opportunity for a designers spot at Faith Sisters. You can see all of the kits here. Talented designers to be sure!

These mini-kits are available for download now - (my kit has four zip files) - voting will take place later this month ( I will keep you posted). While you are there leave me a little love (comment).
Have a great day - by the Shore

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cherish Childhood Collection

I am pleased to announce two new kits are available in my store at Buttercups N Daisies. Our Cherish Childhood Paper Collection and our Cherish Childhood Elements Kit. Check out these kits as well as other digital kits at FaithSisters

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fundraiser Collaberation Kit

Here is paper kit I created for a fundraiser for a young lady recently diagnosed with Hodgkins' Lymphoma. This kit will be combined with kits from talented designers around the country - collectively the kit is "Courage, Strength and Love ~ Tools to Fight".
When the kit is available for purchase, I will let you know. I have heard there will be a variety of papers and elements that can be used for many occasions.

Spraguefest 2010

Spraguefest 2010 ~ AWESOME!

Following the CHA SuperShow, several of us from the jessicasprague.com site met in downtown Chicago for Spraguefest 2010. What an incredible time - meeting digi-scrappers and designers who (for many of us) had never met before IRL (in real life). And each person was as genuine, knowledgeable, helpful and fun as they are on the messageboards. There were several of us that had spent the last few months together (at least virtually) during the Art of Digital Design class ~ Kelly, Ann, Donna, Gary, Lisa, Meg, Jana, Joan and a few more. Getting to know Jessica Sprague, Carina Gardner and the rest of the JS crew was wonderful. Kim, Susanne, NannaJean, Susan, Rosemary are a few more special gals I enjoyed getting to know. (and I know I am forgetting someone so please forgive me) We spent Sunday exploring downtown Chicago on a walking tour - Millennium Park, the "Bean", the water fountains, and learning the historical perspective of the city from a Chicago native. What a beautiful city. During our stay there - crews were filming Transformers 3. They had a few blocks blocked off from traffic - and the special effects created on the sets were awesome. (a few of the spraguefesters even got a glimpse of Patrick Dempsey) We went on a boat tour in the afternoon - a leisurely ride where we could view and truly appreciate the awesome skyline of the city. We enjoyed some fabulous popcorn (cheese and caramel mixed - to die for) ate at Tavern in the Park, Italian Village, Billy Goat Tavern (think cheezborger, cheezborger, no pepsi-coke) and a few more great places. On Monday, we gathered for an album class and got started on dig-scrapping the many pictures each of us took. Kelly and I headed out on Monday afternoon after lots of hugs and farewells. The trip was simply fabulous - memories and friendships that I will cherish for some time to come.
(I will post more pictures of Spraguefest 2010 and the CHA Supershow over on facebook - come on over and take a peek here - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colorado-Springs-CO/By-The-Shore-Designs/146483665365414?ref=sgm) And while you're there, follow me on facebook.

CHA Supershow in Review


I had the blessed opportunity to attend the CHA Supershow in Chicago at the end of July. It was absolutely fabulous. I met some friends from the Cricut messageboard that I have chatted with for almost 2 years as we supported and encouraged each other with Project 365. Kelly and Aprile were even sweeter than I had imagined. We began Project 365 in January of 2009 and are all still going strong today. And Aprile's bestest BFF was just as sweet. We all enjoyed exploring the different vendors throughout the two day show, participating in some great "make and takes", a bit of shopping and learning lots of fun new crafting techniques. I was please to meet Jessica Sprague (from JessicaSprague.com) and what a doll she is - so bubbly and enthusiastic. And I would be spending more time with the Spraguefest crew during the days following the SuperShow. All in all - a great two days.

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