Saturday, June 30, 2012

Photoshop Friday and more...

I love Photoshop Friday  Last December I purchased the entire year for 2012 and have not been disappointed - and the best part is I add another layout (or two) to my "to be printed" folder.  

This episode of Photoshop Friday featured a fun template and journaling in a column.  I love that each of these classes refreshes my memory on all of the awesome techniques available in photoshop. And if you are relatively new to photoshop - not to worry, the video lesson and corresponding PDF are easy to follow.

My 'Creativity' layout features paper and elements from my Beautiful Music Collection - available at both NDISB and MyMemories.  I can't tell you how I truly loved spending the day with my husband and girls - and in a paint studio was definitely a bonus!  So much fun getting my hands messy......

And....mark your calendars for July 6-8.  We have a fun blog hop next weekend - you won't want to miss the digi-goodness these designers have for you! Make sure you head back to my blog to check it out (and I'll be sure to let you know it arrives)

Have a great the Shore.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fresh! Floral Fun! A New Collection

The past few weeks have been wonderfully busy (loving summer) and I'm tickled to share that I have just released a new collection at both Natural Designs in Scrapbooking and My Memories. The Fresh! Floral Fun! collection features bright colors and fun designs that are ideal for a variety of everyday layouts as well as special events.  Even if flowers are not 'your thing' you will find lots of digi-licious paper and elements in this collection.

Paper Pack One features shades of blue and green with accents of pink, yellow, purple and peach.  Chevrons, stripes, dots, solids and of course a floral patterned paper.

Paper Pack Two features shades of pink and peach with accents of blue, green, pink, yellow and purple.  Like Paper Pack One - this pack includes chevrons, stripes, dots, solids and (you guessed it) a floral pattern.

Fresh! Floral Fun! Elements Pack includes frames, tags, journal cards, borders, flowers, arrows, buttons,  a banner and a cluster. The Elements Pack fully coordinates with both paper packs.

And for those that want it all at the best price - the full collection is bundled at NDISB.

The Fresh! Floral Fun! Paper Packs and Elements Collection are also available in my store at

Finally, for those that have asked, I do live in Colorado Springs - my family and my home are currently safe and not at risk from the WaldoCanyon Fire.  I ask that you keep the families that were directly affected by this fire as well as the firefighters and emergency responders in your prayers.  The fire is far from out and their journey is only beginning. It will take time to rebuild.  I am truly impressed at how the greater community has come together thus far and I know, deep in my heart, that we will all be stronger.  God Bless - and give your loved ones an extra hug tonight.

Have a wonderful weekend - by the Shore.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Project 366 - Week 24

Another fabulous week.  Started in Virginia, a quick trip across the river to Maryland and ended up back home in Colorado. Life is good!

The quick pages I am using for my 2012 Project 366 album feature my Beautiful Music Collection - available at both NDISB, ETSY and MyMemories.

I love how easy these quick pages make Project 366.  I simply add the pictures, dates and a touch of journaling.  Scrapbooking does not get much easier. These layouts go in my "to be printed" folder and you know that makes me very happy!

Happy Fathers Day to all of the special Fathers and Guys in your life.  A shout out to my own Dad, Joe and to my husband, David; my son Chris; and my son in law Larry.  I love you all! 

Happy June! the Shore

Friday, June 15, 2012

Photoshop Friday x2 and more....

Two more layouts for my "to be printed" folder - both are from the Photoshop Friday series at week at it is party time...who's going to join me!

Have a blessed weekend!  Till next the Shore.

Digital Art Journaling - 3 new pages

I am truly embracing this "new for me" art form.  Art Journaling is a great way to express oneself.  The process is therapeutic and relaxing ~ and is often a pleasant diversion from my busy days.

Prompt:  Strength

Prompt: Laughter

Prompt: I am

These layouts feature supplies provided in the Digital Art Journaling class at as well as Art Journaling Kits from Nancie Rowe Janitz.  

As we roll into the weekend - enjoy time with family and the Shore.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Week 23 - Project 366

Can you believe that we are in the 24th week of 2012!  The year is flying by.  My pages for week 23 are complete and are in my "to be printed" folder.  Life is good!

My 2012 Project 366 pages feature my "Beautiful Music Collection" available at NDISB and My Memories.   A set of 4 double layout - Quick Pages for Project 366 2012 is also available at both stores! 

 Have a lovely the Shore.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Digital Art Journaling

Life has been pretty busy the last few months and I have not had the opportunity to do any Digital Art Journaling.   I have saved the weekly prompts that are shared in the general forum at JessicaSprague with the high hopes that one day things would slow down  - just a bit.  This morning I worked on two layouts and really enjoyed the process. I forgot just how much I love this form of art and personal expression. 

Prompt: Abandon!

Prompt: Beauty!

On these prompts I used the class supplies from the Digital Art Journaling class I took at jessicasprague as well as some new kits by Nancie Rowe Janitz - Journal Your Art Out!

I still have 4 more art journaling prompts from the past month  and will likely work on these over the next week.  

Hope you have a wonderful week.  June is here and summer is just around the corner.  I am looking forward to a relaxing (?) break from normal the Shore.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Photoshop Fridays

Playing catch-up on my Photoshop Fridays! This is one of the reasons I love classes at They are available forever - so if life gets a bit hectic (which it does at times) I can work on my layouts and take those classes when I have the opportunity. No stress!
These PhotoShop Fridays are from May 18th and June 1st. (I am saving May 25th for another day)

(this one features my Playful Collection which will be available soon at

Hope you have had a blessed weekend...I know I the Shore.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Project 366 - Week 22

Another set of layouts in my to be printed folder!   Week 22

I am ever so happy that I created these quickpages for Project 366 - 2012.   It was so easy to sit down and create - I simply added pictures, journaling and a few dates - and they were quickly saved in my "to be printed" folders.  22 weeks down....30 to go! 

Life is the Shore!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Basic Brown Collection Released

My latest digital collection has just been released at Natural Designs in Scrapbooking!   The Basic Brown Collection is filled with papers and elements in rich cocoa and chocolate shades of brown.  (Mmmm....cocoa and chocolate...what more could you want.)

The Basic Brown Collection is perfect for scrapping your everyday events as well as special occasions!  You can get this collection now at NDISB

You can also download the coordinating alpha on my facebook page (see sidebar for facebook link)  This alpha will only be free for a limited time.

Welcome to June!  It's gonna be a great the Shore!

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