Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Digital Watercoloring in Photoshop Tutorial

Before I started working on the elements for my portion of the July CAKE, I thought I would share a layout with you.  Below you will find the link to the tutorial.  There are so many variations of what you could do with this tut.

Using a paper I created for the May challenges at Digitals, ExtraOrdinary, Ordinary Day, I tried this new tutorial that a designer friend of mine, Cilenia Curtis mentioned. Took me all afternoon messing around with it and it is still not exactly the way I wanted or was trying for. I'll keep practicing! Practice makes perfect, so they say! :D Tut is here:  Why don't you give it a try?

Thanks for stopping by Today!  Blessings to you!

Monday, June 18, 2012

CAKE @ $1.50/Slice

Only 1 day left for the June C.A.K.E. slices @ $1.50 each.  Wednesday they will be full-price.  Click on the preview to see all of my slices: 

OK, how about some inspiration from me and my CTMs using all of these pieces:

Thanks for stopping by Today!  Scrap those memories before they fade away!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

And the Winner is..........................

For those of you who commented to cast your vote for a name for my newest CAKE kit and a chance to win the kit, today is the day the winner will be revealed!

BUT FIRST..........................

Let me show you my portion of the new CAKE kit as it got bigger since I posted the Sneak Peek preview!  If you buy the Bundle, which is 30% off the regular retail pricing (after the CAKE sale) you will get the entire kit and caboodle which includes 24 papers and 61 unique elements, lots of them extractions of the real thing!  But, don't wait til after the sale!  Buy them now!  Click on my previews below to get them in the store.

Tomorrow is Father's Day, so what better time to scrap the important men in your life with the masculine June CAKE (Create A Kit Event) pieces on sale for $1.50 a set now through June 19. 
This is your chance to build your own custom mega kit with these manly and outdoorsy colors. Choose from tons of different papers, elements, clusters, quickpages, word art and more, all in coordinating colors. We have lots of styles to suit your personal taste, and lots of general designs that you can use in almost any type of layout.

Be sure to pick up a bundle at the low price of just $1.50 per set! And look for our next CAKE featuring patriotic colors starting July 14.

And the Winner is....................

So, as you can see, I named my portion of the CAKE, "A Guy Thing."  "It's A Guy Thing" won the most votes, so then I decided to leave off the "It's" obviously!  Thanks to everyone who took the time to leave a comment!

Now, let me show you how I determined who the winner would be.  I listed everyone in order of their comment as follows:
  1. Marcia
  2. anitab
  3. Dottie Stuart
  4. Linda M
  5. mnJenL
  6. Lori Imel
  7. Katie Mann
  8. teresaj
  9. Crystal
  10. Bunnyfreak
  11. Anonymous
  12. Chris Allport
  13. Geri
  14. Angela Coles
  15. Sheri
  16. Marilyn
  17. Robin
  18. Kathrine Box
  19. glonet
  20. Stephanie
  21. makeyesup
  22. Bernie
  23. Rachel
  24. Marcy
  25. Stacey
  26. Monkey Toes Too
  27. Lana
Next I went to and told the "randomizer" to select 1 integer between 1 and 27.  And, the winner is...............
..................Rachel!  YAY for Rachel!  CONGRATS!

Rachel, please send me an e-mail to and we will discuss how I can get this bundle to you!  I also left a comment on your blog, Progressively Unnecessary.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bee a Blessing FREEbie for You!

Hi Everyone!
A quick update on my DH that some of you have been praying about his cancer situation.  After his surgery about 3 weeks ago, he is getting stronger and stronger every day, Praise the Lord!  I am having to change the dressing 3 times a day, which is a nasty ordeal for this no-so-nursey gal, LOL!  BUT, you do LOTS of things for your loved ones that you would NEVER dream of doing any other time, right?!  So, it's all good and I'm just praising the Lord that he is doing well!  Thanks again for those prayers.  He will have to have more surgery later on to remove the cancerous lymph nodes.  One day at a time!  :D

Now, on to the real reason you are here today!  FREEBIE!!!  :D

Thanks so much to Judith, my CTM, for creating this frame cluster from my "Bee a Blessing" kit!  She does wonderful work, don't you agree?!  Thanks, J!  XOXOXOXO

Just click on the preview and it's yours!

By the way.....have you voted for a chance to win a FREE kit?  See this post to leave a comment!  I will use Random to choose a winner on the 16th of June!

Thanks for stopping by Today!  Bee a Blessing to someone today!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Want a chance at a FREE Kit?

PLEASE go to this UPDATED Blog post for a sneak peek and how to earn a chance to win a masculine kit with 24 papers and more than 40 unique elements (most of them extracted, realistic elements).