New in store~OSB 94 plus Goodies and a great tip from the STUDIO

New in store today with 40% discount for a limited time

OSB 94

Hey folks,

How are you all today? I have no idea what I’m doing right now as I’m writing this post ahead of time due to PC going in for his service. All I can tell you is there were fits of nerves, many tears and cries of ‘please don’t leave me‘ and that was just me. Poor PC was visibly shaking….. or was that my IT man trying to exit the house as quickly as possibly to escape from this mad woman? 😉 

While PC is away you have one more chance to enter our ‘Name my PC‘ competition and be in with a chance to win a super prize so don’t forget to add your choice of name in the comments section of the BLOG. All being well, we will announce the winner on Saturday (if PC is back by then).

Meanwhile, let’s take a look at what I have in store for you today……

Available at these stores

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HERE’S WHAT YOU GET

GET THESE GORGEOUS CLUSTERS FREE WITH YOUR PURCHASE

I must show you the Alpha that comes with this pack. I think you’ll love the detail and it’s perfectly sized to create stunning titles for your pages.

Aren’t they just too delicate and the texture makes them look just like handmade paper. Delicious. Don’t forget you get the complete alpha including Upper, Lower and Numbers along with some extras too.

Blossoms Inspirations

  

  

  

and one from me

Last Chance for March Hare Sale

The big discount rate for this collection is ending soon so be sure to grab it while it’s available at these hugely reduced prices

Available HERE

I love looking through the archives at the STUDIO. You never know when you might happen upon something that is just perfect for what you need or perhaps find a tip or tutorial that really helps your workflow. Today I found this old post tucked away and thought it deserved another viewing. I’m always on the lookout for great CU products but as a scrapper it’s not always something you might think would add value and use to your stash. Here are some great reasons why you should always look at the CU product range as well as the PU range, even if you only ever use them for creating your own layouts.

Here’s a good example…..

I make these background papers to coordinate with the kit or collection so they are perfect for the scrapper to add to her stash as they make brilliant backgrounds when you want some continuity, such as a series of layouts for a photobook for instance but, they are labelled as CU (Commercial Friendly) so they often get overlooked by the scrapper who may think they don’t apply to her. 

In my case and in most designers case CU simply means we created this product entirely ourselves and therefore own the copyright to the product so we can offer the item to both scrappers and Designers alike.

If a Designer uses them she may use them ‘as is’ to add to a kit or collection she is creating. She may also choose to desaturate or alter the color or even add elements, patterns and so on to make them more unique and to fit with her design.

As a scrapper you have exactly the same option to create a more unique paper/element as well as the obvious bonus of having a nice selection of papers to creating a good coordinated flow for your layout series/photobooks.

Read Karens great tips on how much more you can do with CU products.

How Personal Use Scrappers can Utilize Commercial Use Tools

by SnickerdoodleDesigns

You read it in many designers commercial-use (CU) product descriptions:  “Perfect for the personal-use scrapper too!”

Sure, there are some CU products that might not be of interest to a personal scrapper; but there are also a lot of CU products that can be absolutely perfect for them! Read the rest of this very interesting topic over on the STUDIO Blog

Sneaky Peek Time

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Well folks, that’s it from me today.

Fingers crossed next time we chat it will be from my newly fixed and named PC. Don’t forget to use this last chance and add your choice of name for my PC and be entered into our super prize draw.

Until next time, take care

Hugs

XX

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Mothering Sunday in the UK-New Collection and Goodies too ;)

As Sweet As You

New Collection out now

Hey Folks,

Well I have to say I am totally loving all the fabulous names you guys are coming up with in our little ‘Name my PC’ competition. We are running it on for another week to give everyone a chance to add their favorite name to the list and be in with the chance of winning a great prize so don’t forget to add your choice in the comments section of this post. Good luck 🙂

It’s Mothering Sunday tomorrow here in the UK and though I won’t get chance to spend it with my Mum as we live too far apart I will no doubt get the chance to have a good old chin wag with her sometime during the day. Hopefully, she will have received her bouquet and fancy chocs and be feeling very spoiled, as she should. 

It seems to me that Mothers Day has always been a bit of a big deal in my family. I can remember quite clearly as a very young child going into town with my younger sisters and Dad to buy Mum the perfect gift. She collected figureens at the time and it was always so lovely browsing through the store and choosing something special for her shelf. Afterwards Dad would treat us to a ham and tomato sandwich and some special handmade toffee. We always loved watching the toffee being made. I can still taste it now….

Today, in honor of my Mum and all Mums celebrating Mothering Sunday I have a brand new collection inspired by, yup, you guessed it, my Mum, lol. She loves Sweet Peas so of course, she must have Sweet Peas.

Available in these stores with up to 76% Discount for a limited time

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BUNDLE

PAGE KIT

GET THESE FREE WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE BUNDLE OR PAGE KIT

Includes Brushed Up Transfers, Stamps and ABR Brush File

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Also available to purchase individually

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Blossoms Inspiration

  

  

  

  

  

  

and a couple from me today

happy Mothers Day Mum xxx

Mid-week release still available on sale

OSB 93

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Basic Photo Action by Toiny with FREE Action

A couple weeks ago, I posted a simple how-I-edit-photo’s tutorial and included a basic photo edit action (Frustration with a freebie). Turns out, you guys love that! We’ve had a rough week, nothing dramatic, just rough, and I woke up this morning to no new photo’s magically on my camera. Luckily I have a Dane. He happily poses for photo’s so we ran upstairs to our “winter garden” (aka: 4-season room) to take  some quick photo’s. Read the rest of this tutorial on the STUDIO Blog

Sneaky Peek Time

Goodies Time

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Well folks, that’s all from us today. Don’t forget to leave your favorite name for my PC in the comments section on the BLOG for a chance to win a super prize.

We’ll be back soon with more gorgeous goodies and new things.

Until then, take care

Hugs

xx

STUDIO ~ BOOLALND

Name my PC and win a prize plus New Release and Goodies

Hi Folks,

Well, I can’t pretend it’s been an easy week for me, what with my precious iMac being in IT hospital and my PC clunking along bravely until it goes in for servicing soon, it sure has been difficult to keep going and trying to get work completed to deadlines but, somehow, this brave little guy has managed to pull off yet another week of fabulous gorgeousness for me so today, I have a lovely new OSB kit and goodies to boot. Thank you PC, you’ve worked very hard and been very brave and yes, I really ought to give you a name after all this…..

What do you folk think we should call this brave little computer? Leave your ideas in the comments and I’ll let him choose one and win you a prize. Howz that? 🙂

OSB 93

Available in the following stores

STUDIO ~ BOOLAND

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK

 

 

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PACK

GET THESE PATTERN PAPERS FREE WITH YOUR PURCHASE

ALSO AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE SEPARATELY ARE THESE CU FRIENDLY SIGNATURE PAPERS

Blossoms Inspiration

  

  

  

  

  

and one from me

                       

We have a super sale on right now over at the STUDIO. Check out my store for some awesome deals at 30% off HERE but be quick. This sale ends tomorrow.

Sneak Peek

It’s Mothering Sunday on the 26th in the UK and this collection was inspired by my own Mum’s love of a certain flower. Can you guess what it is?

Goodies

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That’s all for today folks.

Thanks so much for joining us and don’t forget to leave us a name for this brave PC in the comments for a chance to win a sweet prize 🙂

Until next time, take care

Hugs

xx

New Collection out now plus Freebies

Hi Folks,

I hope you all had a wonderful St Pat’s Day yesterday. I want to start by wishing my gorgeous nephew, David, a very Happy Birthday for yesterday. I hope you had lots of fun sweetie.

I don’t know about the rest of the world but in my little corner we can sure tell Spring is rapidly approaching if not already here. The paths are filled with daffodils and cute little wild rabbits are dashing about in the undergrowth. My magnolia tree is proudly showing off some huge buds and one of my cherry trees is in bloom. Happy days 🙂

Naturally, all those cute bunnies was the inspiration for my latest New Collection. I hope you like it.

March Hare

NEW COLLECTION NOW IN STORES

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With up to 76% New Release Discount

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK

 

 

You’ll get these lovely Brushed Up Stamps FREE with the Bundle and Page Kit

See the full Collection HERE

  

  

  

  

  

  

Page Kit

CU Signature Papers

Blossoms Inspiration

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

and one from me

Check out this weeks specials at the STUDIO

Free Gift when you spend $8 or more on PU products at the STUDIO

Free Gift when you spend $8 or more on CU products

Todays Daily Deal is…….

Goodies

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Sneak Peek

Photobook Review

For my European friends who love to put their layouts into photobooks like me, this could be just what you’re looking for. Recently I was asked by SAAL to review their products and give an honest appraisal in return for a free photobook to the value of £40. I am never one to turn my nose up at a freebie and since I do love a nice photobook I thought, why not?

I had to download their software to load my layouts and found it was pretty similar to Arts Cow and Shutterfly so it wasn’t hard to find my way around. They offer some pre-made template styles, backgrounds etc but of course, for us, we want the blank page as we’ve already done all the hard work and I was delighted to find they do offer this and it was super easy to load. It even opened a message to let me know the image I was using for one of the pages was not good enough quality for printing. When I checked the image I realized I’d tried to load one of my previews for the web by mistake. It was easily fixed and I loved the way my book was looking.

I have often found in the past, for us in Europe anyway, that getting photobooks to fit our 12″x 12″ pages is almost impossible so I was absolutely delighted to find SAAL do a few ‘SQUARE’ sizes including 12″x 12″.

Going through checkout etc was no problem. It’s like any other online store. Adding my special voucher was also easy and all I had to do was sit back and wait a few days for my book to arrive.

I’m not just saying this. I honestly mean it and everyone I’ve shown it to will tell you likewise. It is the best photobook I’ve had to date. Gorgeous lay flat style. Amazing colors. Glossy finish (my choice) and really thick pages. My sister loves it so much when she saw it yesterday she has already commissioned me for 2 books for her.

I personally was so impressed I went straight online and ordered a photo booklet to keep in my handbag for those times when folks ask, ‘So, what is it you do again?’. Now I can show them 🙂

SAAL. I LOVED your product and will be purchasing many more from you in the future. Thanks for letting me test your Photo-books out. It was a pleasure.

SAAL Currently have some awesome introductory offers so if you would like to get yourself a super gorgeous photobook for a low price give it a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Check them out HERE

Sadly, this service is not available to our pals outside of Europe at the moment.

*Disclosure. I am not in any way affiliated with the company or in receipt of any payment. I received a free photobook in exchange for an honest review which I have given.

Well folks, that’s all from us this week. We’ll be back next week with more fabulous stuff. Until then, take care.

Hugs

xx