Friday, February 11, 2011

Logo and a Pattern from it!

My friend Sandy is a photographer. She needed a logo for her photography business and I was honored when she asked me to do it.

The concept ... take the name of her company, JSJ Images, and turn it into a fleur d'lis.

So I played, and tweaked, until we found the perfect set of opposing J's that sandwich the wrapped S. Here's a close up of the finished logo:

And then I made a pattern from her logo for the back of her business cards. It turned out ever so cute! Now I think I need to make one for the back of my business cards, too. :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Official Digi-scrapping Blog is now OPEN

And you'll find it at:

I just need to have  a single identity for it  :)

I'm Never Tired of Patterned Prints

I love working with prints until I have a pattern that's just perfect. And I never seem to get tired of it! With the encouragement of some dear friends, I've been making some of these labors of love available as commercial use digital scrapbooking designs in my little shop at NutHouse-Scraps.

I called this new set of patterned overlays Blossom Prints because they are all based on floral designs. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do.

They're a black design on a transparent ground for maximum usability. But write me if you have any questions about using them as a designer resource.

Rachael Hudnall used them in her new gorgeous Sweet Summer collection, including a wonderful free quickpage:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Swirling Prints for Commercial Use

It's the Summer of Prints for me - and I do love making them! Many thanks to my designing friend, Manu, I made some pretty swirling prints this week and got them into the shop in time for Sunday's sale at the NutHouse!

There are six deliciously swirling prints in full-size scrapbooking pages, ready to be used or abused as overlays, underlays, or other creative way. But I've also included the 6 hand-built seamless pattern tiles with transparent backgrounds which I used to create these overlays so that you can really customize them.

Color them, distress them, erase parts of them ... add stuff to them, texture them, use them over your own textured papers to match perfectly - the sky is the limit when you have the tiles to build your own patterns!

It's the way I wish all printed papers came, so I'm trying to do my best at doing what I preach!

Take advantage of my DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT Offer - PM or email me when you use one of my CU items in your products for sale. Then I'll feature it on my blog and add it to the most recent previews right in the shop for this set.

Here's some quick papers I made from these same prints:

Saturday, June 26, 2010

NEW! Flowering Print Papers

I've just finished up a set of commercial-use flowering prints in a 6-pack at! I loved making these prints, and can't wait to see what people make from them!

There are 5 full size digital scrapbooking papers - and I've included the path for the floral print on four of them for you. The sixth member of this set is a Petite Fleur full color rose overlay with transparency so that you can do anything you want with it!

I made a couple samples up using them, just to show them off a bit in glorious color:

They'll be on sale for 35% off until Monday, June 28th at midnight at the above links - click on the images.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Free Sample

Try out my new line of ColourWashed scenes with this new free sample. The image is linked directly to it.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

More ColourWashed Sets for Designers

I've taken my ColourWashed series a step further with new sets of scenery under-paintings. These are soft suggestions of colors that are ready to take to the next step by Scrapbook Designers. Add textures, edges, details, or designs to these wispy fantasy paper starters for show-stopping results in your next project.

Artists use under-painting techniques as some of the base layers of paintings - they add depth, allow for flow between elements, and provide a wash of color as a base. I think you'll have a great deal of fun with these!

There's 2 different versions, because my designing friends said sometimes they would use the plain, smooth, untextured version and sometimes the one with brush stroke textures. I couldn't find a consensus at all!

Here's a sample one to download for free at