Friday, March 19, 2010

Frugal Crafting at It’s Best!

I have this super crafty and talented friend, Lindsay Weirich, who comes up with just the best ideas on saving money on your crafts. You have to check out her YouTube video on how to make faux pearls and dew drops. You will agree with me that she is amazing. I couldn't resist sharing this video technique using a hot glue gun and making it a Happy Crafting Friday for you! I will definitely have to try this one out!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Preview of New Sets

Here is a quick peek at 3 of my new digital design products available for purchase at MyGraficO. The Elegant Frames has been a popular set for cardmaking, scrapbooking and for custom stationery. You can pair with the Elegant Verses sets to add text or create your own.
These are also great for elegant scrapbook page layouts! I also have a color version.

Another new design that has been well received is my Birthday Pals set with it’s whimsical characters. It comes with b&w art that you can color or edit on computer as well as the 12 bonus colorized designs you see featured. I have some great phrases that go along with these!

I know most of us are just about shaking off the cold winter weather, but Easter is right around the corner. Just think of the fun ways you could incorporate these Spring Chicks designs into your Easter creations! This set has pre-colorized designs that are ready to print and use, or you can use them in a photo editing program, such as Photoshop, to incorporate into digital or hybrid scrapbook pages. As I catch up on some sleep from my designing frenzy, I will be sure to post some examples here for inspiration!

Be sure to check the site and my blog for samples made with all my new releases, and I would love to see your creations in the gallery! Not sure how to use digital designs in your creations? Keep checking back to my blog for tips and examples of how you can, digitally, live life creatively!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Helping You to Feel Lucky!

What luck! The St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Sale is the perfect time to purchase some of my brand new digital stamp designs at 30% off!!! Even though I am only Irish through marriage, I thought it would be fun to help you save a little green on St. Patrick’s Day! The sale will start Wed., March 17th, early morning and run through Thursday, March 18th at midnight. The entire store is on sale, so click on this link to to check out what all the buzz is about! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
If you just want to go to my shop, click here.
Be sure and check out the new set, just added, called Birthday Pals!

My Big New...A Launch into Digital

Many of you know me as a stamper, scrapbooker, crafter and project designer, however you may not be aware that I have also been a graphic designer & illustrator for over 25 years. In the past I have designed logos, ads and other marketing materials for clients, and since being introduced to the craft and hobby industry, my designs have appeared on papers, stamps and product packaging. I have been wanting to get back to doing more designing and illustrating and was accepted to be one of the designers for a wonderful site called It features clip art, digital art, papers, stationery designs and more from talented artists from around the world. These designs can be printed out, colored in, or used to create digital and hybrid crafts including cards, scrapbook layouts, albums, tags, craft projects and even embroidery. My digital designs can be found by clicking on my name in the left hand column, (this link will take you there, too!) where you will be taken to a list of items in my shop. Since I am busily working on new products, there will continually be more products added to my shop, so check back often and please tell all your friends!!!

Who doesn’t like getting something for free, right? To kick off my launch into digital, I am offering this combo pack of digital papers as a free download. Follow this link. Register at the site, add to your cart, and the file will be emailed to you! I saved my favorites to share with you all and I hope you enjoy using them on projects. Be sure to email me so I can post your examples on my blog, or you can post them in the mygrafico gallery, too!

Keep checking back for more news about my digi art design team and new freebies!
Please share this blog post with all your friends and family.
Can you tell I am a little beyond excited? LOL!!!