It’s an atypical release day for me, normally we do all new releases on Fridays, but this week I’m a few days early. Surprise! I have boatloads of new stuff for you today.
A couple of weeks ago I was presented with the opportunity to collaborate with Leora Sanford of Little Dreamer Designs, and after I stopped squealing and jumping up and down in my living room I sat down, calmly collected myself, and said “Why yes, Leora, I would be honored!” Or at least in my mind I like to pretend that I was all coherent and classy like that, but the reality is that it was probably more like “OMG! YES! A million times YES!” I can’t say for certain because I blacked out shortly after that.
I love Leora Sanford’s designs, and not just because I’m on her team (I am). She epitomizes everything that inspires me to create: clean, minimalist designs with unique elements and color palettes that make me swoon. I want to be just like her. But not in a creepy Silence of the Lambs sort of way.
We put our collective minds and hearts into this kit, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it. And as always, it’s available for 20% off until this Sunday, February 21st at midnight EST. AND, if you purchase the full kit between now and then, you get our template set for free! Just add both items to your cart and the templates are on the house.
The templates are free with purchase until Sunday at midnight EST!
Also this week I created two element packs, one is a set of scratchy drawn borders for your pages. I’m addicted to these sorts of things, they’re one of my “go to” items. I like to recolor them, change the blend modes on them, etc. These were created as vector images and shrink down beautifully to be used to frame photos or draw borders on paper pieces. Love love love ‘em!
And a set of word art that I was inspired to do while taking a little online survey. I thought the whole premise of being surveyed about everyday life was a cute idea. Sometimes I wish I could just slap a label on things like “I am THIS bored with work”. Haha.
Thanks for checking in with me again this week, I hope everyone has a great weekend. Are you all keeping up with the Olympics? I’m totally addicted.
A few minutes ago he sent me a link to these, and they’re such a good idea. Universal Lids for jars, from the Unica store:
[via Unica Home]
You know how sometimes you just wind up with a cool jar, and you really WANT to have something to do with it, but in the end you wind up pitching it into the recycling bin because you don’t want to be THAT person. The person who winds up with a cupboard full of empty jars, and then one day a friend stops by and they’re looking for a coffee mug and you’re like “NO! NOT THAT CUPBOARD!” but you’re too late – because they’ve already opened up the door to your deep, dark, secret jar collection?
Or is that just me?
Anyway, these would totally add some sanity to a situation like that.
Let me preface this by saying that I, in NO way, have anywhere near $10K for something like this. But I would have KILLED for something like this when I was a kid. Can you imagine? Geez:
Yep. It’s true. A Full Sized Hand-Crafted Wooden Space Ship For Sale!
Works as a treehouse for slumber parties or as a playset for kids or adults.
The INSIDE is ENORMOUS!
It’s the size of a full-sized car with a professional finish and full paint job.
Will fit into most garages.
It is is Large enough to comfortably sleep 4 full sized adults inside the main hull, with a (detachable) bubble sun roof for stargazing, and windows for a cool breeze.
Every object on the inside of the cockpit is moveable, removable, and adjustable.
Well, who am I kidding? I’d take it even as an adult. Sleeps 4 full sized adults? SCORE! Who’s coming over?!
It’s that time of the week again!
A couple of weeks ago I sat down on a Saturday afternoon to draw a little robot head for some journaling tags I wanted to do. Once I started drawing him I just couldn’t stop – even though I had no idea what direction I was headed. I kept spinning my laptop around on the couch to ask Tom if he looked “roboty” or not. When he was done I had this total Geppetto moment where I wanted him to come to life, because he just looked so stinkin’ cute. From that, I created Innovative, and it’s available now in the One Little Bird store, 20% off until Sunday at midnight EST:
And for those of you who just like alphas – I did package up the alpha from Innovative individually. It’s included in the kit, so don’t buy both (unless that fills some deep seated need for you). I had so much fun creating it that I figured I’d offer it a la carte, too.
Thanks for checking in with me again! Have a great weekend!
I’ve got a lot going on this week, and had I been on top of my game I would have had separate posts for each of these every day this week. But instead there’s one big Wednesday update.
First: Hodge Podge Art Challenges are BACK! And I was extremely flattered to be asked to join their cast of characters this time around. Especially once I found out that the new challenge series was going to include 48 weekly prompts that will lead each participant towards completing a full album with an “All About Me” theme. Although you can change the “Me” out to anything really. Some people are doing their whole family, some are doing music, some are doing their spouses. The world is your oyster. I’ve wanted to do an AAM album for a while because the boy is always totally intrigued when I share little tidbits about my past (like how our TVs didn’t have remote controls) but it’s pretty unnerving to come up with questions to ask myself. So I’m optimistic that this will help me achieve my goal, and I’d be over the moon if all of you would join in and do an album of your own. There are weekly gift certificates given away a winner chosen by the challenge poster – but I think the finished album is the end game, personally. Free stuff doesn’t hurt, though!
The prompts are going to alternate between letters of the alphabet (A-Z, duh!) and journaling prompts. So you can do two separate albums if that’s your bag, or pool the two together into a big compendium of information about your subject. This week we started with none other than the letter “A”, and here’s my page for the challenge:
All the participants of the Hodge Podge Art challenges can also post in the dedicated gallery at My Scrapbook Art so we can keep track of one another’s progress, find inspiration for our pages and generally hang out and go through the journey together.
Christine has set up shop at Little Dreamer Designs now! Her personal store is still open, but you can one-stop-shoppe her over at LDD now, too. It’s a totally thrilling move for her to a store that she loves, and I’m crazy happy for her. I did this page using one of her new templates this week, actually. I’ve had a productive scrapping week for a change!
Third: And this is the last one, I promise. A sneak peek of my product releases for this coming Friday at Cat Scrap. I had an idea rattling around in my head for a product I wanted to make, and it all centered around one little character I drew on a Saturday afternoon – and you can see him in the lower lefthand corner of my sneak peek below. I just fell in love with him, and wanted to do him justice and I hope that you’ll agree that I did. If you’re a newsletter subscriber you’ll receive an exclusive early link to my new releases in tomorrow’s newsletter. Otherwise they’ll be available in my store at Cat Scrap on Friday 2/5!
Thanks for checking in! xoxo