Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It's Pickle Barrel Time! $1 Doin' Science Sets!

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Everyone with kids knows that they love "doin' science."  For most that means experiments.  I've made this adorable page kit for you to use to scrap those great teachable moments, your child's science fair, school projects, exploring nature, doing kitchen experiments, etc.  Besides being packed with science stuff, you'll find 4 kids in this collection: Harry and Hermione are in the main Element Pack, and Albert and Marie are two of my Extra Elements.  Have fun with your child, take photos, and scrap those awesome memories with Doin' Science!
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If you make and post a layout primarily with Doin' Science in my designer gallery HERE by Sunday night, June 25, I'll send this Gallery Gift (2 clusters for Doin' Science) to you in a Private Message in the PBP forums!  Thank you to Judith Blanchard for creating the boy cluster!

Make sure to check out my store next week as well as there will be more sets available that match this adorable collection!







 See my new CU Gems & Jewelry HERE,
and Dottie and Brad at the Zoo, a Kits4Kids collection made with my friend Kristina.

Get Dottie and Brad at the Zoo

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tusday Treats

It's time for my Tuesday specials, and I think you'll like what I have for you this week.

Reflection is perfect for reflecting on your life, your family, your ancestors, or just about anything. The antique elements lend themselves to heritage pages.  For one day only, June 20, the full page kit is only $2 in my store at My Memories!  On that day, you can also pick up the matching smaller packs for $1 each!





Liz Landing is dedicated to my friend, Liz, a talented lady on my Creative Team. The pretty spring colors and fresh look will work beautifully with almost any photo. Save 50% with this Bundle and get my Word Art set FREE with the bundle purchase!

You can now get this beginner-easy Liz Landing quick page at My Memories FREE through June 25!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

CU Saturday

It's Saturday, and I hope you have something fun in store for the weekend.  Yesterday was our 10th anniversary, and since Robert's not home on Fridays, we're spending the day out and about together today.  

I've just turned on 3 new Commercial Use products so that I can get my newsletter out to you before we leave.

First of all, let me show you what I put in on Tuesday of this past week.  You can find them all HERE.


I've reworked my commercial use balloons making them better than before with more realistic strings.  Since you can see through balloons, if you add a shadow, it often makes the balloon look dingy.  As a bonus, I've included a tutorial I wrote for shadowing a translucent element in PSE.  The same method should work for PS users as well.






If you're making a kit about family life or just one with flowers, you might want to include a fence in your collection.  You'll find lots of pieces here in both .png and .psd format for you to personalize for your kits.  You'll also get the hardware for your gates in brass.





An ampersand is a logogram (a symbol tht takes the place of a word) that replaces the word "and."  Its use can be traced right back to the first century AD when it was originally a ligatore of the letters E and T(et is Latin for and).  Over the following centries the form of the ampersandd developed and the E and T became less visible.
 
During the long history, the name 'ampersand' didn't come into use until the nineteenth centry.  At the time, the ampersnd was treated as the final character of the alphabet when recited in English-speaking schools.  To distinguish it from the preceding alphabet, school children would recite "and, per se, and [&]' ('per se' meaning 'by itself').  When said quickly, 'and per se and' sounds like "apersand,' and the name stuck.

There are so many themes where an ampersand might work well in your designs.  Included here are 9 large ampersands of a variety of styles for your kits.


Now, on to my newest CU products that just showed up today.  Who doesn't love gems and jewelry and bling in their page kits?  I have 3 brand new sets of beautiful gems and jewelry for you, and they're on Sale!





Watch my CU Store for new products and keep an eye out for my CU newsletter each weekend!