I know that I haven't actually posted anything in a long while for/from myself. I do apologize. My daughter has been quite ill for the past few months. I had my latest mini ready before then but didn't have it packaged, and my website was acting up. I just said, "Oh Bother!" with the mess and focused on my baby girl. She's not really a baby, but she's the only daughter we have, and she has plenty of mental and learning disorders, so the hospital stay wasn't the most fun we have had. She's now on her second medication. It's for maintenance so she is doing better. Yay!
I was also diagnosed with a heart condition in the middle of the rest of our stressful issues, and did my own bit of time in the hospital. So while I may of have a lot of things in my head, designing hasn't been one of them, I am sad to say. Designing lifts my spirits and frees my soul and in all honestly, I have either been completely exhausted from caring for my daughter or completely exhausted from trying new medications for myself. I've done a lot of round the clock nursing interspersed by falling in bed and sleeping like a rock. It's been hard.
So here is your "Delicate Memories" mini. It seems like we always come across a few during the holidays. Someone we miss, something very precious that we received as a gift, just something that makes our eyes glisten with unshed tears, and cause us to laugh and dash them away with the back of a hand after a moment. Treasure those memories, those moments. Someday, no one will know why that photograph or that tea cup, or the scent of the wreath made you remember something so dear that you nearly cried and did laugh.
I'm working on another mini, to hopefully join this one in a few days.
Sometimes you need a change of scenery to gain a new perspective on a situation. Or sometimes you just need a change of mind or heart. We all have our moments of searching or yearning for something new, better, or different. "Wandering" helps you express some of those thoughts and feelings in a fun and original way. Think of it like a journey of self-discovery! Or maybe you don't need to dig deep and you just want to create a page about a hiking trip or nature trail... Wandering works just fine for that too! With fun themed elements, along with wordy bits that help express your thoughts, you'll have a variety of ways to scrap your pages. You're only limited by your imagination! Wandering is 30% off this week!
Don't you just hate it when you're scrapping with a kit and there isn't any word art to go with it? Fix that problem by creating some of your own! These templates will help you whip up some perfectly coordinated word art in no time at all. Scrappers can use papers and elements from the kit they're working with. Designers can create some of their own word art to put in their kits. Easy peasy! Speak Up word art templates are available in Circles or Flags or available as a Bundle for your convenience. As always, new releases are 30% for the first week!
I love those slow mornings where the sun and the clouds dance a bit. You might read the paper while pounding in your pjs or sip your favorite morning beverage after a very brief sojourn into the backyard to grab some flowers to nestle into an old bottle you found in your cupboard that will give the table a bit of a happy glow. Just relax. You don't have any plans this morning anyway.
That's the theme of my mini-kit this round. It's called "Slow Morning".
Are you ready to vote again? Go -> HERE <- and vote for Jsuarez "Slow Morning" mini, PLEASE? You also get 4 other votes.
Then you can go to the gallery to download my mini plus a ton of others! Freebie frenzy, AND they are all gorgeous!! GALLERY LINK
Also if you want to head over to my Facebook page, I made a coordinating fan freebie as well.
I feel like I am really challenging myself with this contest! I'm enjoying it, and I LOVE being about to give so many pretty things away and share where there are so many more!
So, again, please vote for me, Jsuarez "Slow Morning" mini kit
Ponytails Designs has two new template sets to show you today. The first set is called Wellspring, and was created for the SNP Bits N Pieces, and you can pick it up for only $1 right now.
The second set is called One Third, and was created for the GingerScraps Buffet. It's still on sale for $2 for another couple of days.
On a side note, if you've been collecting the pieces of the August daily download, Birthday Bliss, make sure you've picked them all up. If you haven't, dash over to the Ponytails Designs page and DO SO! It's an adorable, and free, birthday kit! The download links will be removed on Friday!
Sometimes we all need a helping hand. Our friend and active forum member, Kim, is facing a very difficult time ahead as she deals with her husband's terminal illness, as well as health issues of her own. She will be left with a young son to raise on her own and unable to work. We designers came together to try to help. We created a template grab bag that's just bursting with awesome pages for you to create!
This grab bag boasts 27 wonderful templates (one is a double-pager, so it's really 28!) Formats include PNG, PSD, TIFF, and PAGE files, all quality checked for you. With a variety of styles, there's really something for everyone here!
Let's give our friend a hand. Kim's going to have some tough times ahead. We can't fix her situation, but maybe we can help her feel a little less alone in it!
What's more fun than a sleep over? A bunch of silly, giggling girls watching a movie and spread out all over the living room in their sleeping bags. So break out your sleep mask and pillow, and if you can't hang with the night owls, dream under the stars with the cute little owl in its slippers. Created in pretty pinks and purples with a touch of green and an assortment of cute, sleep over themed elements as well as gorgeous flowers and foliage, Sleep Over contains all you need to document that fun filled, up all night, gab fest commonly known as a Sleep Over!
For the first week only you can get each piece separately for $1 each as part of Scraps N' Pieces 'Bits N Pieces'.
The amazing LyllahRaven Designs Creative Team has been busily working with this kit this week and has made some beautiful layouts. Here are just a few of them:
So swing by the LyllahRaven Designs store at Scraps N' Pieces to pick up this adorable kit while it is on sale for $1 per pack for the first week! And don't forget to swing by the LyllahRaven Designs Facebook page for a cute little freebie as well. Have a wonderful weekend!
I am so excited to share with you what I learned in the Scraps-n-Pieces Designer Mentoring Class this year! This time around I choose the Intermediate level. I created an entire kit myself, with help from my mentor and all of the wonderful designers who donated their time during the class(most especially a Ms. Karen of Karen Diamond Designs and A Ms. April of LyllahRaven Designs!!! THANK YOU, LADIES!) I appreciated the generous support of my family and friends. Now....drumroll please...I get to share my kit with all of you!!
Come join Karen Diamond Designs on July 21 at 10pm EST at my Facebook Page Chatroom for a fun filled evening of Speed Scraping!! This one will be a little different!! She will be teaching on how to blend background papers using photoshop brushes!! See you there!!
Summer is here and it's time to soak up the sun and get sun kissed. LyllahRaven Designs' newest kit Summer Dreams can help you scrap all of your Summer memories. A beautiful color palette of fresh oranges, greens and pinks is the perfect complement to all of your Summer photos. You'll find plenty of flowers and foliage and there's even a cute denim pocket and a pair of flip flops. Pair those elements with the gorgeous patterned papers and you'll find yourself reaching for Summer Dreams again and again to document your Summer fun.
If you would like to win a free copy of Summer Dreams, click over to our Facebook page and *Like* *Comment* & *Share* THIS post to enter! The winner will be drawn on 6/20 and announced on the LyllahRaven Designs Facebook page!