I am not ashamed. When it is November 1st I say it is officially ok to sing Christmas Songs and openly admire anything related to the Holiday Season. Let me put you in my mind. For the past several weeks I have visited various craft stores – they all have had Christmas stuff out since June (ok, maybe not June but you get me) I have averted my eyes! You know how you did when you were a kid and you were watching a movie that had kissing in it with your parents and you’d look away? That is what I’ve been doing for the past few months. But now.. Now is a special time when I can look at the glory of the Holidays without feeling ashamed!
And thus – today’s color calling card! Traditional Christmas goodness! Ok *cue holiday music* It’s the MOST wonderful time… OF THE YEAR! Honestly, just singing Christmas music makes me smile all happily!
Ok, moving on. This weekend and still running, actually) was DSD! I had people write what they think DSD should mean. You guys are hilarious, by the way. My most favorite was:
Don’t Stop Downloading – Kim Smith
I think everyone felt that way this weekend. Our families were silently cursing us as we took up all the bandwidth our homes had to offer as we dutifully downloaded all the digital goodness! Kim gets a $10 Starbucks Giftcard! (Check your email, Kim!)
Also you might have read the Scrapaneers post! Our winner was lucky #8. She received a complimentary subscription to the Coffee Break Videocast! Remember you can still use this code to receive 20% off the class! Trust me – it is worth it!
What else is up? Well all the blog hops are still live and Anita and I are extending our sale of A Season to Celebrate & One Fine day through Thursday! Together that is $70 worth of product for only $14!
Also – I will have a few small new releases posted at SHCo over the next few days – during our sale! So keep your eyes peeled! Have a fantastic Monday.. and listen to my favorite Christmas song!
North of Ordinary is an absolutely gorgeous kit and it is 100% free through Sunday with the code you will pick up during the blog hop! Click above or here to find out more.
Anita Designs and I came together to create a HUGE grab bag with 5 full kits, each with journal card sets and alphas for only 7 dollars. You have to check this out! You won’t regret it!
I’m very happy to be participating in the DigiScrap Parade again this quarter. I have a really fun template with dynamic shading for you to play with!
It wasn’t until I did a count – but I have a total of 14 brand new products ready for you! Not to mention any goodies you might have missed!
SHCo Blog Hop Has loads of great and FREE commercial use goodies! Be sure to check it out!
Do you want to win my CU shop for a year? Find out how you can win all of my current products and all new releases for the next year!
Each week I try to think of tips and tricks to share with you all. At times it is hard and other times I think I just doubt myself with this idea that you already *know* and would find the tutorials boring. This weeks tutorial is based on people who are using CC or CS5+ which has the PUPPET WARP tool. I LURVE it. Seriously. As a designer the puppet warp tool can take elements and make them look COMPLETELY new. As a scrapper the puppet warp tool can help you create ultra realistic shading!
So, for this week I have a short tutorial on how to create realistic shadows by using your puppet warp tool! Have fun with this! Seriously, the Puppet Warp is a tool that once you start using it – you won’t stop! Like Pringles.. or chocolate.. or Benedict Cumberbatch.
In this tutorial I used a old/new kit that I created two years ago with Studio 68. It is called Vintage Fall and is on sale through Thursday for only $3!
And as I packaged it I realized I wasn’t quite into creating pocket cards at the time so I created this freebie for you all that matches the kit! So just click below to snatch those up.
Enjoy and have a fantastic Tuesday!