1. Tip Tuesday – Hue and Saturation – A Tiffany Tillman Tutorial

    September 23, 2014 by Boo


    Tip Tuesday

    Hey folks,

    How are you all today? I actually managed to get out for a walk today. The weather was lovely considering the time of year and it felt great getting out doors and breathing in all that fresh autumn air. Tomorrow I’ve promised myself to actually venture out past my gate and down the road. Won’t that be fun…. LOL


    Meanwhile, I spent a very enjoyable hour or three scouring my pin boards for a fun tutorial to share with you and since I love anything by Tiffany Tillman (as you all know hehe) I thought this tutorial would be perfect to share.


    It sounds scary, all that hue and saturation business but its actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it and Tiffany makes it all so clear and easy to understand. I use it all the time in my creations and layouts. It’s amazing what a difference it can make to your pictures. Have a go, you won’t be sorry. Just be sure to play on a duplicate, not the original LOL.

    This link will take you directly to the Tutorial

    This link will take you to our Tutorial Pinterest board where you can find lots of interesting and cool stuff to try.


    A Bonus Goodie

    Just click on the image for download



    That’s all for today folks.

    We’ll be back tomorrow with my WOW providing I make it back from my walk in one piece….. ;)

    Until then, take care


    Boo and the Blossoms


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    My Teapot for the day is….


  2. Made It Monday with the Blossoms

    September 22, 2014 by Boo


    Blossoms Inspiration

    with Whistful

    Hey folks,

    I almost didn’t make it today. Remember I told you yesterday Elly and I would be clearing out some boxes we still hadn’t unpacked because Jay was watching football instead of us going for our walk? Well….. yeah….. I totally forgot that both Elly and I suffer from hay-fever and our biggest trigger is house dust.

    OMG. I had no idea 18 months of dust was THAT much. I am not even kidding. I thought I was going to die I was sneezing soooooo bad. Elly thought the whole thing was highly amusing and got a serious fit of the giggles which only made me feel worse. It’s taken me nearly 24 hours to feel almost normal again and I still have two boxes to sort through…. eeekkkkk. I can assure you, I WILL be wearing a face mask for that job, no matter how daft I may look.

    But while I’m taking a break from box sorting and sneezing I think I’ll check out my favourite girls in the world and see what fabulous creations they have for us this week. Wanna join me?








    and from me



    Wow, those Blossoms sure know how to put on a dazzling show don’t they. thank you ladies. We love your Inspiration.

    Whistful is still available at the discounted rate

    Available HERE



    Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a Booland Product. Winners are announced on Thursday.

    That’s all for today folks. I need to run and get some antihistamine in my system so we’ll see you all real soon with more great stuff and hopefully a clear head.

    Have a wonderful day


    Boo and the Blossoms


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    My Tea Pot for the day ;)


  3. Sunday Wrap and FB Coupon

    September 21, 2014 by Boo


    Hey Peeps,

    How are you today? I am feeling super chipper. Why? Because Jay has decided he can’t go for a walk after Sunday Lunch as Football is on the telly. I LOVE football (that’s soccer to some of you ;) )….. for today anyway LOL.  Of course, he has some jobs lined up for me instead. His theory is that keeping busy will make up for not walking…. hmmmmmmm…. so Elly and I will be sorting through the boxes in my bedroom I still haven’t unpacked. Yup, I know, we’ve only been here 18 months. I’m doing well aren’t I hehe.

    While I do that, why don’t you guys take a load off, sit back and enjoy a look back over last week in BooLand. Here’s your Sunday Wrap.

    Made It Monday with the Blossoms – A gander at our fabulous Blossoms creations

    Tuesday Tip – A fab tutorial with Anna Aspenes from Oscraps

    Wednesday WOW – Boo’s Words of Wisdom, Our latest OSB release and a little bonus goodie

    Thank You Thursday. _ A Look at our previous winners prize choices

    What the Font Friday - Super dooper Fonts

    Show It Saturday – New Collection and a Mountain of Goodies

    Facebook News



    We’ve never done this before but Rae discovered a cool little app that allows us to offer some special goodies so this week we’ve given you a fab 10% EXTRA coupon for Whistful. Check it out HERE. It’s only available until tomorrow so make the most of it folks. Just click the image and look for the OFFER 

    Whistful Collection

    Available HERE

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    And that, my friends, is a wrap.

    We’ll be back tomorrow with some Blossom Inspiration for you and a possible bonus goodie so be sure to check in.

    See you there


    Boo and the Blossoms


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  4. Show It Saturday – New Collection and Goodies

    September 20, 2014 by Boo


    Hey Peeps,

    I hope your day is off to a great start. Jay and I popped into town this morning for some bits and bobs and he treated me to a full on English Breakfast. Yummy! The only condition is that I have to walk it off on the treadmill later….. darn…. there’s always a price to pay for the good stuff isn’t there LOL.

    Of course, that doesn’t apply in BooLand. Here free is FREE, wohooooooooo. I must admit though, I do love to read your comments so if you’ve a mind to, and you’d like a chance to win a Booland product, do please leave me a little note in the comments section :)

    New Collection Out Today


    Available HERE


    I just loved working on this gorgeous collection. A cross between feeling Wistful and Wishful for the beautiful Port Merion (aka BooLand) as we said our goodbyes earlier this year. I took one look back and was filled with a haze of glorious hues from palest pink to dazzling purples as my eyes rested on the vast sweep of flowers that lined the exit. Just inside the gate was a fabulous vintage car which looked totally at home in this unique and quirky setting. There is a reason I adopted this place as Booland. It so perfectly fits me…. ;)

    A closer look


    Find the full collection HERE

    A Little Inspiration from Me



    Studio News

    The first round of our the Next Designer Contest and the Layout Artist Contest: Build-A-Book are in full swing! Come join the fun! There are prizes, learning and joy aplenty to be had:

    Goodie Time

    Just click the image for download

    On the Blog



    Facebook and Twitter


    Studio Goodie

    It’s FREE


    That’s all from me today folks.

    I hope your day is filled with all your wishes, however ‘Whistful’ they may be.

    Until tomorrow


    Boo and the Blossoms


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  5. What the Font Friday, DOTD and A Sneaky Peek

    September 19, 2014 by Boo


    What the Font Friday

    Hey there Folks,

    How goes it this sweet Friday? I recently bought a huge 4TB EHD to keep all my products on and have spent the last week or so gradually moving stuff from several smaller EHDs to the 1 big one. I thought it would help me be more organised. Hmmmmmm, I have so much stuff in the process of moving that I now can’t find anything at all hahahaha. So much for my organisation skills.

    I need something like these awesome Bulletin Board Fonts to help me locate all the goodies. Do you run the school NL or Church bulletin? These fonts are perfect for doing things that need some punch. You can grab them via the links below. Have fun ;)

    Bulletin Board Fonts

    Follow these links to get the ones you want!


    70% Off Today Only


    Sneaky Peek Time

    Coming Tomorrow


    The first round of our the Next Designer Contest and the Layout Artist Contest: Build-A-Book are in full swing! Come join the fun! There are prizes, learning and joy aplenty to be had:

    That’s all for today folks

    Be sure to visit us tomorrow for a brand new collection and goodies

    Until then, take care


    Boo and the Blossoms


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  6. TYT-Check out what our previous winners chose

    September 18, 2014 by Boo


    THANK YOU on speech bubble price labels

    Good morning Peeps,

    It’s a beautiful Autumn day with just a hint of Summer hanging on and the air is just delicious. It’s enough to make you want to dance…. well, almost ;)

    As you know, we love to spoil our loyal BooLand fans A LOT with goodies and discounts and huge collections. We also love to say Thank You for being there for us through thick and thin, high summer or freezing winter and we do this by choosing from the blog comments you guys leave us. It’s important to us that you are getting the stuff you need and want from us here at Booland and leaving your comments for us is not only a great way to communicate with us. It also lets us know when we are getting it right (and sometimes, wrong) so please do leave your comments each day and as a Thank you for your time, commitment and feedback, we enter you for a chance to win a Booland Product, each and every Thursday.

    Here’s what some of our previous winners chose as their prize.


    If you would like a chance to win a BooLand product all you need do is leave a comment ob our Blog through the week. We chose at random One Page Kit winner and two OSB winners each week so don’t delay, leave your comment today :)


    Todays Winners are…

    Page Kit – Lisa with this comment…

    Dearest Boo,
    You’ve really touched my heart with this, more than you will ever know. I want to badly to try this and I believe I can. It’s just time consumes me right now, I have a terminially ill brother who I care for, a 7 yr. old grandson, a handicapped 34 year old son, all who live with me. I am ill myself and almost 60 years old. My plate runnith over to the point that sometimes I feel like there are no more colored leaves for me… UNTIL..I read something like this, what YOU wrote. I know I am so very blessed to wake up every morning and my brother is still with me, I thank God. I see the sparkle in my grandsons eyes and I know he feels safe and loved here with me, I Thank God. My son tries his hardest even with all of his disabilities and keeps a smile on his face, I thank God. People like you give people like me HOPE and for that I am Thankful. I thank God for you. I don’t need a kit to know I am so blessed and how strange it is, because of a kind stranger I have met online a good while ago. Thank you, I just needed a reminder that I can do it if I want it bad enough, anyone can. All we have to do is try. God bless you, Lisa

    Comment by Lisa Ledwith — September 18, 2014 @ 10:08 am

    OSB – Jayleigh with this comment…

    Autumn is my favorite season…i love the colors, scents, and sounds of autumn. i like Spring plenty fine, especially after a really hard Midwest winter. But there is something magic about autumn. It is my favorite season to photograph because of its vibrancy. So…thank you for the freebies for this beautifully designed autumn-music kit! Music has also been a huge part of my life from my earliest memories. My mother was my first vocal music teacher. She, herself, was a well-trained coloratura who had opportunity to sing opera but chose to marry my dad instead (i am forever grateful!) So, you certainly chose the right combo for this glorious kit! i ALWAYS enjoy using your designs and have them stashed on my EHD in their own folder for quick reference when i need that special touch!

    Comment by jayleigh — September 13, 2014 @ 1:29 pm

    OSB – Andi with this comment…

    Great post Boo! I love your designs!! So glad you “Dared to Dream” and found a digi home where we could all find you and visit with you! I love the Autumn Sonnet kits! Beautiful work!

    And my best to you, Lisa L!


    Comment by Andie — September 18, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

    Congratulations Ladies. Please email me at booboo6204@hotmail.co.uk by this coming Sunday for your choice of prize.


    Thank you and everyone for leaving your fabulous comments through the week. We can’t begin to tell you how much they mean to us and I am absolutely loving the in-depth answers. It’s so special that you take the time to write me back like that.


    Your kind words really touched me. It’s amazing to me that my simple gifts and thoughts can help others. What better gift can I receive then the acknowledgement that they do help, please, inspire and motivate you and others? Thank you so much for sharing your story. My advice, for what its worth is this. Let time take care of itself. You’ll be a happier person in yourself and around others when you let go of the fear and let your creative soul have its freedom. It’s time to give your Imagination its wings dear. You can fly. I know you can.


    That’s all for today folks

    We’ll be back tomorrow with another fabulous What the Font Friday.

    Until then, take care and don’t forget to leave a comment


    Boo and the Blossoms


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  7. WOW Wednesday – New OSB 21 – Studio Designer Competition and more

    September 17, 2014 by Boo



    WOW Wednesday

    Boo’s Words of Wisdom

    Hey Folks,

    I hope this lovely day finds you all in good health and heart.

    Do you ever feel like you’re just not good enough? Wether its going for that dream job, helping the kids with homework. baking, creating or even just being you?

    Jay calls me ‘Special’ Boo. It’s a running joke in our house. It refers to my habit of not quite getting things right. It’s often very funny and I don’t mind the banter at all. It’s part of who I am and I like that specialness about me.

    It’s easy to define yourself in a negative way when you’ve been surrounded by negative people for a long time. It’s especially hard if the people who are negative toward you are people who’s opinion you value, like a loved one or a Boss. If a husband tells his wife she’s a bad cook often enough she will eventually believe she can’t cook when the reality may be that he just has really poor taste buds and she’s actually a pretty darn great cook. If a Mother tells her child she’ll never be able to spell well because there is dyslexia in the family gene pool, eventually that child will believe she can’t spell and won’t even try when the reality is that had she just practised, she might have been the spelling bee champion.

    In the end, we tend to define ourselves from the point of view of others but we really should define ourselves from our own point of view. After all, who knows you better then yourself? It’s true, I am a scatterbrain. I have no head for numbers and even less desire to cook but that doesn’t mean I’m not good at those things. It just means they don’t interest me like art and music and writing does so they are not high up on my list of must learn to do things.

    And yet….. even knowing this about myself, I did let others define me and eventually I did see myself as not being ‘good enough’. Thank goodness I found someone who believed in my talents and encouraged me to believe in myself. If I hadn’t listened I might not be doing the very thing I love most, creating. I feel so grateful that I learned not to define myself by the narrow minded view of others and instead learned to value all the things about me that make up the whole of me, even the ‘special’ parts because they are part of who I am.

    Every journey begins with one step. Mine started with me finding the courage to submit a layout to become a store CT. I ended up becoming a Designer for that store and have been with them for more then 7 years. And all because I learned that the most important opinion of me was the one I had of myself.

    Next Designer Contest

    I know it’s scary taking that first step. I know the fear of rejection, of failure, even humiliation but I also know that if you don’t try, you’ll never know. If you’ve been dreaming of becoming a Designer, now’s your chance. Listen to your inner voice, the one that shouts ‘You ARE good enough’ and go for it. The Studio is kicking off its latest Designer Competition this week. Even if you don’t get through to the final, think of all the fun you’ll have along the way, the friends you’ll make, the knowledge you’ll gain and the confidence that will grow in you. Go on, give it a go, you know you can do it. Dare to Dream.…..

    New OSB 21 now in Store


    Some Inspiration from me



    Last hours for Little Blackbird Discount

    Available HERE


    A little Bonus Goodie


    Thats all for today folks

    Don’t forget to leave your comments for a chance to win a Booland product

    until next time, take care


    Boo and the Blossoms


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  8. Tip Tuesday – with Anna Aspenes and Creative Live

    September 16, 2014 by Boo


    Hey Folks,

    How goes it today? I’ll be honest with you. It’s been a bit of an uphill struggle for me today and my path wasn’t as prettily strewn with autumn gold as this image is.

    I’m pulling your leg LOL. The battle was me trying to get motivated enough to get on my brand new treadmill haha. I got the treadmill a good few weeks ago now and between you and me, I’ve only been on it a few times, tut tut, how naughty of me lol.

    Well, after Sundays glorious walk through the woods and spending much of yesterday feeling like I’d been dragged around the woods I decided I really ought to make use of that shiny new machine. I’m full of good intentions but I can count on something more interesting popping into my head and diverting me away. This morning it was a full on desire to get on the computer and finish up a new collection I’m working on.

    Ohhhh decisions, decisions. What a dilemma. Should I walk my treadmill and get those pretty ankles back or sit in my nice comfy new office chair (with heat and massage) and play with my photoshop? What do YOU think I should?

    Tip Tuesday

    with Anna Aspenes

    One of my favourite designers is Anna Aspenes. I just adore her artsy style and in fact, it was the inspiration for some of my own Photobooks. In this video tutorial Anna explains how to use clipping masks as well as Intensify, Erase and Recolor  Techniques. Enjoy.

    Visit Annas gallery HERE for some awesome inspiration

    Creative Live

    I love Creative Live. I have it on in the background all day long and have bought a ton of their amazing classes. The thing I love best about CL is that the first broadcast of any class is always totally FREE so even if you can’t afford to buy a class or two OR you are not sure it will be of interest to you, no worries, you can see the entire thing first and then decide if its something you might like to go back to at a future date. How awesome is that?

    Screenshot at Sep 14 09-19-29

    The second thing I love about CL is the huge range of classes. There really is something for everyone from crafting to music production to personal health to financial tips and tricks etc. Here is just one of the classes about to go out for a RE-broadcast, totally FREE and great. Yes, I’ve watched it and yes I will be watching again. I can’t remember if this is the class event that our very own Karen aka Snickerdoodles appears on but she was fabulous on that show and I learned a ton about digi scrapping from her.

    (haha, very funny you guys, whaddaya mean “I need some extra lessons??”)


    A word from Snickerdoodle

    In case you missed Michelle Stelling’s (NAODS) FREE 3-day class at creativeLIVE, it will be rebroadcast, beginning in just a few days!  Join Michelle beginning September 16th, for 3 full days of learning not only the basics but also some advanced techniques in Photoshop Elements. Not a PSE user? Not a problem! Many of the concepts she will be teaching can easily be translated to whatever digital scrapbook program you use.

    On the 16th, just go to creativeLIVE, and click on the “Watch Now FREE” link at the top of the page, and you will be allowed access to watch Michelle’s class!

    If you decide to purchase the class, I believe creativeLIVE will be offering special pricing on it.  If you enjoy Michelle’s teaching style (I know you will!), and prefer to join her site for continuous teaching, you can review her membership rates here or try a FREE 3-day Trial Membership here.

    The Creative Live Calendar for this week

    These are all FREE to watch

    Screenshot at Sep 14 09-18-59

    That’s all for today folks

    I hope its of value to you all.

    Enjoy and be sure to visit us again soon


    Boo and the Blossoms


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  9. Made It Monday – Blossoms Inspiration

    September 15, 2014 by Boo


    Hey Folks,

    How are you all today? I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Was it me or was there a definite nip in the air yesterday? It seems September has brought Autumn with her. Jay has taken to walking after Sunday lunch lately instead of his usual nap. It’s his way of encouraging me to move and I need all the encouragement I can get, even if I think I don’t want it, lol. Sitting at my computer 16 hours a day 7 days a week has led to gaining a lot of weight and worse, swollen ankles. I never knew that sitting could be so bad for your health.

    Anyway, off we went yesterday, J with quite a spring in his step, me feeling heavy and grumpy and thinking about the work I could be doing. We took the path that led to the canal. I’ve never been that way before. OMG, it was beautiful and much more so then I had any idea of. I couldn’t believe how lucky we are to have such a lovely place right on our doorstep. We talked and laughed and planned J’s big 50th party coming soon and stopped every now and then to watch the squirrels and hare darting about or to listen to the birds. It was heaven. I am soooooo glad he persuaded me to go for that walk, so much so I’ve insisted we do that walk every Sunday.

    I wonder if I’ll feel as enthusiastic when the time comes LOL….. I am feeling very sore and stiff right about now ;)

    Blossoms Inspiration

    Autumn Sonnet










    Autumn Sonnet Collection HERE


    Autumn Sonnet OSB HERE


    Studio Goodie HERE (It’s FREE)


    Don’t forget to check out Saturdays post for our coordinating goodies

    Thats all for today folks

    Thanks so much for joining us

    We’ll be back tomorrow with a fab new Tip Tuesday

    Until then, take care and enjoy the September Air.


    Boo and the Blossoms


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  10. Wrap It Sunday plus Studio Deals

    September 14, 2014 by Boo


    Hey folks,

    Here we are with another Wrap it Sunday. Where does the time go? Talking of time, I’ve been following the news about the latest Apple iWatch. There’s no doubt it sounds amazing but I’m sure it will be well beyond my budget so I thought I’d have a go at making my own hybrid version. What do you think??

    Let’s swing back in time for a quick catch up on last weeks posts.

    Made it Monday (and a Sunday Wrap re-cap) – Blossoms Inspiration and a look back at the previous week

    Tip Tuesday – Want some Glitter – A fab Glitter Tutorial from Scrapaneers

    WOW Wednesday -Words of Wisdom – What side are you? A look at the differences between right and left brainers and how it affects our relationships plus a Bonus Goodie

    TYT Thank You Thursday – Winners announced and a Special Sneak Peek

    What the Font Friday - Musical fonts fit for an Autumn Sonnet

    Show it Saturday – The BIG Release – Autumn Sonnet winner revealed and Goodies by the bag full.

    Studio News


    There are lots of fun things going on at theStudio during Birthday Bash month!  One of those fun things is a Bundle Blow-out!    This is RARE!  In fact, I haven’t seen it offered in my entire 7 years at the store!  So here is the scoop:  Bundles / Collections are always offered as your Best Value!  But for the next 2 days, you can get an ADDITIONAL 10% off any Bundles / Collections!

    You can take advantage of this deal at theStudio by following the instructions below:

    Simply use coupon code: BIGBUNDLEBLOWOUT at checkout & save anextra 10%! Sale ends Monday, September 15th.

    And for those who like to shop at BooLandDesigns, you’ll find lots of fabulous offers and savings. No coupon necessary. The prices are already marked down for you.

    The Bundle Blowout Sale ends September 15th!
    Next Designer Contest
    There are just 2 more weeks to enjoy the festivities at theStudio!  You can check out the Birthday Bash Events here!   Come join the fun!

    Don’t forget the Designer Contest starts in just 2 days!  Thinking about joining in?  Go for it!  It will be a lot of fun, there are some great prizes, and it’s always a great learning experience for everyone!

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    Custom Sunday Winner Announced
    Get an Extra 10% OFF Autumn Sonnet

    Earlier this month I introducted Custom Collection Sundays.  A chance for each of you to request a Custom Collection from one of our Designers. Every week one person wins their request. Last week we had our first Custom Collection WINNER!  CongratulationsElaina!

    I would love to see a piano themed collection which included sheet music, music symbols and notes, different piano elements (baby grand, upright, keyboard) and piano and music themed wordart quotes.

    from: Elaina

    This week we already have our very first Custom Collection in the store.  Our very own Boo, Booland Designs, worked triple time to make Elaina’s dreams come true.  Introducing the first Custom Collection: Autumn Sonnet

    Elaina has received both the Autumn Sonnet The Complete Works, including the lovelypage kit, and the Autumn Sonnet One Step Beyond oversized mini FREE!

    I talked to Boo, and she has given me permission to hand out an additional 10% offcoupon code for all our blog readers.  Use coupon code: AUTUMNSONNET10 at checkout.

    This coupon is for Autumn Sonnet The Complete Works; Autumn Sonnet One Step Beyond  and the Autumn Sonnet Page Kit. Coupon expires September 30, 2014.
    Note: our shopping cart allows the use of only coupon per purchase.

    Autumn Sonnet Collection HERE

    OSB Autumn Sonnet HERE
    Includes FREE Clusters
     This weeks Winner and Pallet
    Now it’s time to pick another winner! I loooooooooove picking winners!  You made it very hard for me this week.  Several of you requested collections I would love to see as well. Read more here…

    Well folks,  ‘That’s a Wrap’ for this week
    We’ll be back tomorrow with some Blossom Inspiration so be sure to join us then
    Take care and enjoy your weekend
    Boo and the Blossoms
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