Friday, August 28, 2009

Stone Accent Studio's SAS'y Lady Design Contest Starts Sept 1

I'm in another contest! Starting September 1 and it should be exciting! This is going to be one crazy month for me. Tyler starts grade one and I am switching my shifts at work from evenings to days. I've been working evenings for about 5 years (a little maternity leave in there) so this is a HUGE change! Alex will be heading to daycare, which should be fine since he goes there 2 mornings a week already. On top of all this, my office is making a major move across the city at the end of September. I'm hoping the only change I see is where I go to work since it's happening on a Saturday.

I've been working on some new digi kits, I had lost my mojo with all the stress of the shift change, but it's BACK!! Now to just find a little time to get things done.

Have a great weekend, see you September 1 when the contest starts!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lazy Daisy winner!

Looks like DaisyDilly (Vicki) is the winner! :D The correct guess what a bathtub mat. I LOVE photoshop! I'm amazed at the results of random experiments.

Vicki, I don't have your email address, can you email me at cpoolie at gmail dot com so I can send you the coupon code for your prize.

Thanks for playing and I'm looking forward to seeing your layouts!

Friday, August 14, 2009

My first kit will be in Scrap Bird shortly!

Just wanted to give you a peek at my new mini-kit, it should be up in the store shortly!Don't forget to grab the Designer Survivor freebies, the download links will expire soon!

I decided I'm going to have a contest, the first person to comment with the correct answer wins this kit! If no one gets the right answer by noon central time on Wednesday I will use to draw a winner!
The question is: What did I use to made the dot pattern on the pink paper?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Designer Survivor week 2 - Bug Bites and Rainy Nights

Week 2 kits are UP! You can find the download links for each team at Brownie Scraps. The theme was camping, a fun kit to make! The challenge was each team member needed something actually from nature. Here's my bit:
and here is the complete kit created by my fabulous team!
I also need to add a special thanks to Crys, she had to drop out of the competition due to a family emergency. Her items are included, she will be missed from our team!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Reward Challenge - Vintage Fall Paper Pack

I'm done my part, with time to spare! I'm not into vintage, so I have no idea what vintage paper looks like! Our team (the Ric Rac team!) had to come up with a color swatch and create a paper pack. Here's the preview of mine:

I will add the download link and the link to the other paper packs later tonight, as well as the voting link. Last week the Red team won by ONE vote!

Keep your eyes open for Friday, this week's challenge was a camping kit.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Designer Survivor first kit is up!

This was one tough challenge! We are not allowed to use any CU tools, no brushes, no styles NOTHING! I had to learn a lot on my own, figured out how to make stitches! I hope they look ok, I will definitely be practicing them. So the challenge was for each team to make a Dr Seuss inspired kit, each person had to have 3 hand drawn items along with a list of required items. Here is my part, the squiggly things are balloon paper clips, hand drawn (I need to figure out how to get things smoother) I LOVE the papers and alpha I created. The word art has 3 phrases, 2 versions of each.You can download my parts here:

You can find the complete kit at Brownie Scraps HERE
The participating designers are voting 2 designers out today, we find out tonight who is continuing to the next round!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Designer Survivor!

I'm so excited! I managed to get into Designer Survivor! For real, not playing the home version (at least until "Tribal Council" Friday night!) We had our first reward challenge, to make a beachy alpha in specific colors. My team didn't win the challenge, but I have a freebie. You can download my part HERE! The other links may still be active and you can find them in the Brownie Scraps gallery HERE for a limited time.

I have some other news too, I have been accepted into a store!! I still have to get my stuff renamed and uploaded, it's been a very busy week!

Stop by tomorrow to see our Suess themed kit.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Making a go at digital scrapbook designing!

Here it is! I decided to create a blog to showcase my digital designs! I'm trying to find a spot designing in an online store and learning a lot along the way! This is my kit called "Northern Zoo" Living up in Manitoba, our Zoo doesn't have an elephant or a giraffe. I decided to create a collection with a few northern animals. It's great for camping trips too! I do have some more ideas for it and will probably keep adding as I have time! I really like things to look like they are paper scrapped with lots of texture and details to fool the eye.
Keep watching my blog, I missed the sign ups for Designer Survivor at Brownie Scraps but I decided to play along and make a mini kit anyway. The first challenge is posted Enchanted Studio Scraps and the theme is Dr. Seuss Books: whimsical, quirky, fun, childish with this color swatch:
I love these bright colors! I already have 3 solids done (2 versions of each!) and a bunch of ideas. My kit name is "The Mouse in my House" named after my cat who just happens to be named Mouse. I will be working on dog version too, but I haven't come up with a quirky name yet. Anyway, I will put some stuff up as freebies soon enough.