Sunday, June 28, 2009

Jurassic Jungle Sightings

Wilma, over at her blog, Wilma4ever, just put up two adorable pages that she scrapped with my Jurassic Jungle kits.

I just LOVED the shot of the egg! Wilma, you did GREAT! Go enjoy her digital scrapbooked trip back through time and see both the pictures in greater detail:

Jurassic Jungle is for sale now for only $1.50 at

Friday, June 19, 2009

Battle Royale 2009

It’s happening now at:

The first round’s results are in after 32 graphic designers with MAD skills, er, skillz, tossed each other around like rag dolls in this annual head-to-head elimination tournament.’s Steel Cage battles are one of my favorite spectator sports – but once a year, they put their money where their mouth is, and there’s a huge prize for the taking. The banter, kudos, and WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? comments in the forum adds to the fun when I have time to follow along.

Look for exquisitely extracted hair, perfectly re-created lighting from a hodge podge of images (and original lighting angles!), and ingenious graphic storylines in the various ‘blows’ as they call them. Last year’s title winner, nbodine, was side-lined this year, but the crowd still has their favs.

The results from the qualifying submissions (117 of them) left 32 designers on the starting lineup. The first round eliminated half of these. As of today, there are 16 competitors left. They have only a couple days to graphically respond to each other in two creations, and then it will be back to the judges.

Who will be left for the 8 spots in the quarter finals?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Secret Beach: Just the Papers

Beachy, breezy, backgrounds were the starting point for my new kit, My
Secret Beach. I wanted to show you the detail in them without all the
elements on top!

The beach scene you can use to highlight some fun and favorite moments - try using it in one of those new trendy fantasy style layouts. White-washed siding, sand, and beautifully plumed pampas grass are three of the other iconic backdrops to anything to do with an oceanscape in my head, so that's what inspired those three papers. You'll find two other related backgrounds - a beautiful landscape gradient which goes from the brilliant cereulean of the sky through soft, hazy yellowing down to a hint of brown sand. One of them with a soft rose in the lower corner - the other matches, but without the rose. Because sometimes you feel like a rose - sometimes you don't!

The My Secret Beach kit that these papers are from will be available July 1st at NutHouse-Scraps! Look for it then

I can't wait to see what you make with it!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Secret Beach

This is a little mini kit with a beach theme – and it won’t be for sale until July 1st.  But here’s your sneak preview.


It’s done in shades of colors which are evocative of a shoreline and will mix and match with over a dozen other digital scrapbook Beach Kits and quick page sets once July 1st comes at


For My Secret Beach, I’ve made 2 oxidized frames, 1 rope frame, 1 long length of rope, 6 beautiful textured background papers, a pearl, a brad, a sand dollar, and a sand dollar on the ground, some gulls in flight, and a flowing rope net.


Now I’m going to go play with some photos and scrap some pages with My Secret Beach. I’ll share some of those soon!