Monday, September 28, 2009

Spooky Pumpkin Alpha - Freebie!!!

For this week's freebie, I put together another Halloween-inspired alpha. I had originally planned to finish off the Jack-o-lantern alpha that I started last week (ie. add the lowercase characters and symbols) and made this alpha as the "matching" alpha... but decided that it didn't look very nice with the Jack-O-Lantern alpha so created the full alpha on its own. So... I have a complete Spooky Pumpkin Alpha for you on this Sensational Saturday!

Click HERE to head on over to Digital Scrap Ink and download the alpha.

I noticed in the poll that there are slightly more votes for wanting some mini kits or full kits (over multiple days) style of freebies. Hopefully I can get some proper design time over the next few weeks so I can actually work on a new kit (or two) as well as some bigger freebies. If you haven't already let me know what you like, please fill in the poll HERE with your preferred choice of freebies and any suggestions of themes or colours that you would like.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Candy Corn Alpha - Freebie!!!

For this week's freebie, I put together a couple of Halloween-inspired alphas... but then decided against including the pumpkin alpha (because it only had uppercase letters and numbers). So... I have a complete Candy Corn Alpha for you on this Sensational Saturday!

Click HERE to head on over to Digital Scrap Ink and download the alpha.

Also, don't forget to fill in the poll HERE with your preferred choice of freebies and any suggestions of themes or colours that you would like.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

When Summer Ends - Brag Book Blog Train!!!

Have I got a treat for you today?!!??!

Firstly, I have a great sale for you! I'm a big fan of sales so you'll almost always find at least some of my products on sale but at the moment I have 50% off everything over $2, and 30% off everything else.

To add to this, DSI is having a storewide "match me" sale from 15-30 September which means that whatever you spend in the store will be matched so that you receive a $$ OFF coupon matching the amount you spent. For example... the "Oh the candles you'll blow" collab kit is normally $6.00 but is currently $3.00 (due to my 50% off sale). If you were to buy this for $3 you would then receive a coupon for $3.00 which you could use to buy both the 'In Your Eyes - Wonder' and the 'Vegetable Garden' kits (without spending another cent), giving you a total of 3 kits worth $11 for only $3. Bargain! Another alternative is to buy everything in my store whilst it is all on sale (for something like $12.60) and get a bigger $$ coupon that will mean you'll get my future kits for free until the end of the year! So, head on over to Digital Scrap Ink and grab yourself some bargains!!

Other than that, we have decided to have a mid-month blog train of gorgeous brag book pages using this month's DSI collab kit called 'When Summer Ends'. The collab kit consists of 28 papers, 30 elements, 3 quickpages, 2 desktops & 2 templates and can be purchased for $5.99 or is FREE with any order over $10.

My contribution to this blog train is shown below. Click on the preview image below to download the brag book pages.

Here is an example layout of my newest nephew, Max, using one of the brag book pages. I think it turned out beautifully.

Your next stop on the blog train is Anja's blog/. If you joined in part way though or got lost along the way, here are the other stops:
Janine -
Fliffy -
May -
Gab - <--- YOU ARE HERE
Anja -
Tzigane -
Michelle -
Anna -
Gille -
Ivonne -
Sarah -

Depending on the success of this month's blog train, it is likely to become a monthly event so make sure you come back and visit the blog on the 15th of each month.

And, don't forget to check out the sale over Digital Scrap Ink!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Poll - What freebies do you want???

I noticed that only about 70 people downloaded the Wax Seal Alpha so I figured I should actually find out what sort of freebies people want, rather than spend so many hours on something that noone really wants :) Since I will be giving away a freebie at least every Saturday, please let me know what type of freebies you would prefer. If you have a particular idea in mind, also feel free to add it and I will see if I can accommodate the request.

Thanks heaps!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wax Seal Alpha - Freebie!!!

Now that HDDS has closed, I have decided to "go exclusive" at Digital Scrap Ink (ok, so I haven't bothered to find another store... and I don't create enough kits at the moment anyway). As part of this, I have taken over the "Sensational Saturdays" freebie giveaway which means I will have a freebie for you over on the DSI blog at least every Saturday.

This week, I created a wax seal alpha that goes quite nicely with my wedding invitation kit, 'One Perfect Day'. Click on the preview to head over to DSI and download it.

If you'd prefer for it to be a dark gray/black wax (and you use PhotoShop) I can recommend the following settings:
* layer options - add a color overlay with the setting as "Color", Black and 100% Opacity.
* duplicate the layer twice (so you end up with 3 layers)
* middle layer - Blend Mode of "Multiply" with 100% Opacity
* top layer - Blend Mode of "Multiply" with 50% Opacity (adjust the Opacity to get the exact shade you are after)


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Haven Designz Store is Closing - 50% off Sitewide Sale

After much deliberation, the owner of Haven Designz DigiScraps, Lissa, has decided to close the store. Although terribly sad and a little unexpected, I completely understand her reasons for doing so. She has been completely dedicated to the store and working almost 24 hours a day since it opened (as well as forking over thousands of dollars to get it going), and the minuscule sales are really not worth all of the time, effort, cost and loss of family time that she puts into the store. I wish her all the best for the future and am certain that another store would LOVE to sell her designs.

The doors will close in one week (sorry, not sure of exact day) and until that time, all products in the entire site are on sale for 50% off (excluding gift certificates and custom services). So head on over to Haven Designz DigiScraps and pick up a bargain before the store closes for good.