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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

STUDIO ~ BOOLAND

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

ON THE BLOG

BONUS

FACEBOOK/TWITTER

BOO’S NEWS EXCLUSIVE

Sign up HERE for my FREE Newsletter and enjoy exclusive goodies like the one below

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 ยฃ40. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

 

 

New Release~Goodies and Designers Block

Hey Folks,

How are you all today? I personally have been feeling super frustrated as I have problems with both my iMac and my fairly new PC, grrrrr. Two IT guys and several grueling hours of trying to work out whats wrong with both machines has left me chomping at the bit and perilously close to raising my voice, even if it would be to myself. I’m still no closer to solving the issue so it’s very possible both my babies may have to go to IT hospital for a thorough examination. 

Well, enough of my headaches, you didn’t come here to listen to me complain so while I still can, let’s check out this weeks mid-week New Release. I don’t know about you guys but that always cheers me up ๐Ÿ™‚

OSB 92

Available now in these stores with 40% discount for a limited time

STUDIO ~ BOOLAND

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK

 

 

Here’s whats included in your pack

Including this lovely set of Clusters

Also available to purchase separately are these super Signature Papers

These papers are CU friendly making them great for Scrapper and Designer alike. You can use them ‘as is’ to add ready made to your layouts or Designer Kits or make them even more unique by adding various extras like texture, brushed and elements. You can even desaturate or recolor them to suit your own needs. The possibilities are endless.

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

Blossoms Inspirations

  

  

  

  

  

  

and one from me

Goodies Time

ON THE BLOG

BONUS

FACEBOOK/TWITTER

BOO’S NEWS EXCLUSIVE

STUDIO FREEBIE

Available for a limited time only

Sneak Peak

Designers Block

@abbynormal asks, โ€˜Do you get โ€˜designers block?โ€™ You know, like authors get sometimes.โ€™

Last week one of our BooLand Fans left a question via the Blog asking if I ever get ‘Designers Block (see above). What a great question and the short answer is ‘Ohhhhh yes’ LOL. Just like writers, or any other creative worker, we scrapbook designers do indeed get Designer Block, or, as we call it, a loss of mojo and you might be surprised to learn we get it often……

When you consider how much new product we put out there in our stores it’s hardly surprising that even the most imaginative of us can run out of ideas and have a dry spell. It’s probably the number one reason why you won’t see a designer drop new product for several days or even weeks and once you take a break, especially an extended one, it’s very very hard to get back into the swing of things.

It’s often not just about the lack of ideas for us. After an extended break from the day to day routine of admin duties, checking and answering emails, keeping up with social media and just loading product can take twice as long as it did before leaving a designer feeling washed out and tired and that doesn’t help the old grey cells work their magic in the creative zone.

Here are 5 things I personally do to help get my mojo back

  1. Check out your fellow Designers latest work. I love, love, love browsing through the STUDIO and seeing what my fellow designers are creating lately. Not only does it help me see what the latest designing trends are but it helps refresh my creative flow and gives me tons of ideas when my imagination is on a dry run. The only down side to this is my wish list gets longer and longer ๐Ÿ˜‰
  2. Pinterest. Oh my, I really think I am addicted to Pinterest. As a visual person I just adore the heaps of gorgeous images there. It’s also a perfect place to get a stack of fabulous inspiration for new products when you are running out of steam. Naturally, I check out our STUDIO Pinterest Board but I also enjoy looking through color boards like THESE as the images used in these boards can really set off sparks for me.
  3. Google Images. Believe it or not you can find a ton of inspiration via google images. Not only do I use this a lot for my blog post headers but often I can come across a gorgeous piece of artwork that’s full of stunning color, texture, flowers etc and that will spark an idea in me. I grab the image, pop it in a folder and add a brief note about the idea it’s given me so I can come back to it at a later date and remember why it caught my attention. My memory ain’t what it used to be folks, lol. Just type in a word related to your idea and click for images in the google search bar and see what pops up.
  4. Nature. I’m lucky enough to live in a town that has been planned very sensitively with lots of green areas including a gorgeous canal so lots of great walks close by. When my head is full of cotton and I’m not feeling the mojo I find a good walk through the woods or along the canal to clear my head works wonders. I take my iPhone with me and take lots of pictures, not with any thought of work, but I have found in the past that often these will help spark some creative ideas or at the very least, they can be used within a layout. What’s important really is to leave the work behind and take time out, enjoy some fresh air and relax. This often helps to reignite the old creative juices.
  5. Me Time. I very rarely take time out for me. You’ll understand, I know. As a mum and (in)significant other, we girls hardly ever have a moment to do something for ourselves do we? However, when the creative vibes are on shut down and none of the above have done the job of re-lighting the fire I find that taking a long luxurious bath with candles, bubbles, music and maybe even a glass of wine works wonders. It totally resets my body and mind and after a good nights sleep I feel refreshed and ready to start creating again.

It’s a good time to point out that whilst these 5 tips usually do the trick, they don’t always work and sometimes I just have to take some extended time out and walk away from the pc for a while. Just like a pc, we designers sometimes need a reboot and, as any of you who have forgotten to clean out your history for a while, you know how long a reboot can take. In those times we just have to trust that a change is as good as a rest and, at least for me, it doesn’t take too long before I’m itching to get back to my Photoshop and get to work on my next creation.

It’s also worth noting that although these tips are primarily for Designers, they absolutely can work for scrappers too. Sometimes, when you’ve done so many layouts, it can be very hard to find the creative flow needed for yet another project. Follow my tips and I’m sure you will be back to your super artistic self in no time at all.

I hope this answers your question @abbeynormal? Thanks so much for asking.

If you have a question for me, please leave your comment on the BLOG and if I can, I’ll answer it via the BLOG for you.

Well folks, that’s about it from me for now

We’ll be back real soon with another fabulous release

Until then, take care

Hugs

xx

 

We’ve done it again-2 New Releases with all the goodies :)

Hi Folks,

Well, I went and did it again didn’t I…… I was soooooo engrossed in my creating I totally forgot to post Wednesdays New Release. Fortunately, I remembered today and so, once again, it’s a double whammy for you guys…. Here goes ๐Ÿ˜‰

OSB 91

Available at the following stores with at least 40% discount

STUDIO ~ BOOLAND

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK

 

 

and get these gorgeous Brushed Accents FREE with your purchase

and that’s not all….. Today I’m giving away my new ‘Brushed Up Stamps’ too

Blossoms Inspiration

  

  

  

  

  

and one from me

STUDIO ~ BOOLAND

Jardin d’amour

Our Newest Collection is full of the sweet scent of romance. Gardens are such lovely places to conduct a little romancing don’t you agree? Now, with Spring firmly on the way I think we can let ourselves indulge in a little tom-foolery for a moment or two, even if it’s only in the garden in our heads ๐Ÿ˜‰

Available at the following stores with up to 69% discount for a limited time

STUDIO ~ BOOLAND

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK

 

 

Get these fabulous Brushed Accents FREE

with purchase of the Bundle or Page Kit

Blossoms Inspiration

  

  

  

  

  

 

and one from me

STUDIO ~ BOOLAND

Boo’s BIG DEAL Sale

For 48 Hours ONLY I’m offering this little beauty for just $5 Bundle , $2 Page Kit and just $1 per individual Pack. Click the image to view in store.

Sneaky Peek Time

Here’s the latest from the STUDIO

Goodies Time

OSB 91

ON THE BLOG

BONUS

FACEBOOK/TWITTER

BOO’S NEWS EXCLUSIVE

Sign up HERE for the latest Boo’s News direct to your inbox and enjoy exclusive goodies like the one below

Jardin d’amour

ON THE BLOG

BONUS

FACEBOOK/TWITTER

BOO’S NEWS EXCLUSIVE

Songbird BLOG 2

Some of you missed this goodie last week due to a broken link. Many thanks Dawn for fixing that for us. If you missed it, here it is again for you. Just click the image to grab it.

A little extra from the STUDIO

Check out this BLOG POST by Manda (Nibbles Skribbles) at the Studio and learn how to mix your fonts like a Pro. Perfect for creating winning titles and journaling for your layouts.

Well Folks, that’s it from us today.

Hopefully all the links work for you and you enjoy all your treats from us this weekend.

Have a super Saturday

Until next time, take care

Hugs

p.s. don’t forget to leave us a comment. We do love to hear from you ๐Ÿ™‚

xx

2 New Releases-Twice the Fun-Twice the Goodies

Click the image to listen to Birdsong

Hello folks,

We are doubling up today with 2 brand new releases for you. That means twice the fun and twice the Goodies, wohooooooo…..

Let’s get right to it

OSB 90

available @ the following stores with 40% off Today

STUDIOBOOLAND

Let’s take a closer look

 

 

Get these Journal Cards FREE with your purchase

Blossoms Inspiration with OSB 90

Please note our Blossoms use the entire product when creating their Inspiration for you so you can get a good feel for the whole kit.

  

  

  

  

  

and one from me

Our New Collection this week was inspired by one of my very favorite things, Bird song. There is just nothing better then falling asleep to the sound of rain and waking up to the sound of birds singing, wouldn’t you agree?

Songbird – The collection

available at the following stores with up to 73% off Today

STUDIOBOOLAND

Let’s take a closer look

 

 

You can purchase the Collection in one easy click or mix and match the individual packs to your hearts content

  

  

  

  

  

  

Get this fabulous Pocket Style Decorated Template FREE with your purchase

Comes in PSD, TiFF and PNG format

(Photos and Word art not included)

Blossoms Inspiration with Songbird

Please note our Blossoms use the entire product when creating their Inspiration for you so you can get a good feel for the whole kit.

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

and a couple more from me (because I really love this collection)

This sale is almost over

RETIRING BUNDLES

RETIRING PACKS

Once theyโ€™re gone, theyโ€™re gone for good folks

Goodies Time

OSB 90

ON THE BLOG

BONUS

FACEBOOK/TWITTER

BOO’S NEWS EXCLUSIVE

Sign up HERE for News direct to your inbox and enjoy exclusive goodies like the one below

Songbird

ON THE BLOG

*Edit – Link Fixed

BONUS

FACEBOOK/TWITTER

BOO’S NEWS EXCLUSIVE

Sign up HERE for News direct to your inbox and enjoy exclusive goodies like the one below

Featured Collection for March exclusively @ BooLand

Spring Whimsy

Only $9.99 for the Collection

Also available in individual packs greatly reduced

The Studio is retiring it’s Market Fresh Coordinate Collection this week

Click on the images to find my products from just 75 cents a pack

  

  

That’s all for today folks

Thanks so much for dropping by. Have a super weekend and we’ll see you again real soon

Until then, take care

Hugs

XX

P.S. Did you find the hidden link to the lovely sounds of Birdsong? What did you think? Hope it filled you with lots of inspiration. Don’t forget to leave us a comment via the BLOG. We do love to hear from you.

STUDIOBOOLAND

FOLLOW US ON

INSTAGRAMTWITTERFACEBOOKPINTEREST

 Sign up for our Newsletter