Scrapbird Designer Call!

I even applied - and with ANY luck, my email didn't hit the SPAM. Freaking spam.
Doesn't hurt to try and I've heard nothing but good things about the store! I also know the "Mamrotka" as I CT for her - me likies her =] So what the heck! Give it a go!!!
~* Danielle S. *~

CU Word Art Freebie!

Well, this could very well be the last time you see this preview..I have come up with a new one! I think I'm hitting a milestone in designing...starting to figure out my own style. Now if I could just DRAW! Ugh, I am sooooo jealous of all these amazing designers who know how to connect friggin lines! I suck at it. Terrible I say! I can doodle, I enjoy doodles...but oh to draw... :: sigh ::
Okay well, now you know - I've got a new "look" for next year...and I am indeed excited about it! I'll even have some new blinkies AND a new forum signature! WOOOHOOO!!
Well, I whipped this little word art up, there are two - same words, just one with a shadow and one without. Not the shadow in the preview though, but it's cute, so I'm sharing!

I hope everyone is staying warm, being respectful to others and has already finished the dreaded Christmas shopping...I had to go to Wal-Mart for something was SCARY! :: shudders :: Crazy, run and totally in their own worlds..right well, anyway -
DO have a wonderful and joyful season to all, STAY WARM!

~* Danielle S. *~

Winter Gift Commercial Use Freebie

It's been super busy [ still!] around here so I only wiggled out a simple gift for now!
The snowflake in the middle is my favorite! As if that wasn't obvious!
I hope everyone enjoys their holiday season, please stay safe!!!
No time for long windedness - yes, its now a word!

~* Danielle S.*~

New kit - Rosey Dream + Add on Freebie + Coupon!

Is anyone else pulling their hair out trying to get everything done for Christmas? I think I bit off a bit more then I can chew this time...I've got over 40 cards to send out to Soldiers over seas, plus the cards to finish making for my family and get those sent out...presents to finish painting and buying..packing and sending...omg it's CRAZY! I love it ^__^ I'm making a list next year though! Of course because of the hectic season I haven't been able to get any real work done :: cries :: So I haven't been able to even THINK about making a Christmas kit...and I really want to get one first! God bless layaway!!!! I have however managed to get a new kit completed - and I like it! I actually made two pages with photos of my son using this new kit! Have I "talked" your eyes off yet?

Whew! Hows about that! I really do like this kit, might make a few cards with it as well but time time time time!!!!! UGH!

Here is a coupon for $2.00 off this kit!!!!
Coupon Code: roseydreamblog_TUF2010
Store: Digital Scrap Designs
The coupon is good until Dec. 31st 2010 and will bring the price of the kit to $3.50!
On top of about a small add on?

Download Here / ICI

Enjoy & thanks for coming around!

~* Danielle S. *~

Interview with Skute Designs!!! + Freebie!

Well I wiggled one of the designers I CT for into an interview ^__^, Skute Design!, I'm 'sneaky' like that lol She's a very nice lady with a lot of ideas and pushes kits out faster then I can blink most days! Especially her new Christmas collection, MASSIVE comes to mind! Without further ado I present the interview! Oooh.. I made a rhyme!

1. How long have you been designing?

For 5 months right now. I made some word arts for my own use in former times but really "working" as Designer I started in June this year.

2. What is your current favorite kit?

By my own or from other designers?
my own I love my Golden Christmas and other designers *phew* I am shopaholic but I guess it is "Memories about" a collab by PrelestnayaP and Yalana.

3. What do you use for inspiration?

Oh everything around. Advertising, places, pictures, holidays, seasons ... inspiration is all around, you only have to train your eye for it.

4. If you could do a collab with someone, who would it be and why?

Good question I haven't thought about it before ... mhh let me think I guess MK, Natali or Sussie M. because I love their designs. Maybe I should ask them *lol*

5. What is your favorite part of designing?

Selling my stuff *lol*
... no I love to do word arts. You can express so much with words and a beautiful word art is an eye catcher on a beautiful creation.

6. How long does it normally take you to complete a kit?

This is different, it depends on the time I can spend on designing, if there are more other things in real life it took me longer to complete.
And when I have no ideas then it takes the longest.
But most time I spend about the preview.
A nice preview that makes the people wanna see more of the kit is very important and so I work on that some hours.

7. What program do you use in your creations?

PSP8 and PS/CS5 sometimes Artrage and PSE.

8. What is your favorite part of a kit to make?

Word arts, did I mentioned that I love Word arts, because I am a journaling scrapper.

I so totally agree with her about the word art thing, I LOVE word art..I just never have the moola to grab everything I want! Wait....that's not new lol But on another awesome note, check out this adorable mini kit freebie!!! Thank you for the interview Skute Design

You can grab it HERE

I hope you enjoyed the interview, adore the freebie and come back for more!
~* Danielle S. *~

Change of Tone + Freebie + Chance to win!!!

Okay so that's a lot of plus'! So first off, you can WIN this kit by leaving a comment
on this THREAD at DST! It's just that simple!! I've been using DST a lot lately and honestly... I LOVE it...which means a lot coming from me..since I do NOT like forums at all really! This one is just full of good stuff, including freebies, RAKS, chats and so on and so yes, I recommend this forum to even newbies! Right...I'm here for a reason lol, got side tracked ^__^

My latest and greatest! Change of Tone!!!! This kit has 82 elements, 16 papers & 1 alpha!
You know, uppercase, lowercase, numbers & extras -- I did not skimp! lol I had a good time making this kit, even though it took me about a month to get through it! I wanted to do some more papers ... so maybe I'll do an add on paper pack or something..who knows?!

I even made 2 layouts with this kit - and I don't know about other designers, but it is soooooo very hard for me to create pages using my own kits...I don't know why but it is. So when I manage to get something done I am just tickled beyond pink lol

Have I kept you long enough? I think so...I played around even MORE and ended up with some flaires to offer you guys & gals! I used a great set of styles by Josy Carson that came in the
Cu Collab Bag for this month @ DSD! I love those bags..LOADED and cheap! ... okay..hushing now.... ^__^

Get your freebie HERE

~* Danielle S. *~

New CT work done! Sale & Upcoming Kit!

Am I loading this entry up or what? LOL Okay first off, I'm running a 25% off sale at my DSD store for the rest of the month! I plan on doing something for black friday, but I'm just not sure what it will be yet! Maybe a freebie...a big sale...a coupon or two? Who knows! :: winks ::
I just finished a new kit, which will be in the store very soon!, called Change of Tone!
I even got happy and made a layout with it, as you can see below!!

Ricky is 10 months old already...almost 11 months! I can't believe how fast they grow..especially when I wanted my baby to stay a baby for as long as possible :: sighs :: no more kids for me, 3 is good lol - I might not survive them all to be honest! I wouldn't trade them for anything though!!

I got my greedy hands on another kit by Mamrotka called Tales of My Childhood.
This kit is jam packed with all sorts of wicked cool elements - I really don't think
I did it justice with my pages, but I had a blast anyway!

Off to get some more work done! I will probably RAK my new kit in DST
so you better keep an eye out on the RAK section!!!

~* Danielle S. *~

Skute is having a sale @ Scrapinsider!

Skute Designs has a wicked cool sale going on right now!
You can check it out HERE

And here are two of my favorite pages that I did with two of her products!

~* Danielle S. *~

Happy {i}NSD!!! SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It doesn't start until Nov 5th but I am soooooooooo stoked! Not only are there sales, but giveaways!!! There is just so much happening all over the net - it's whirlwind of activity! I hope everyone has a chance to make out like bandits! I'll also be doing giveaways and coupons to my store - check out DST for info on all sorts of happenings! Tons to do today so I must "shoo" for now - have a great day everyone!!!!!!!!!!

My DSD Store

~* Danielle S. *~

:: falls over! ::

Okay so I figured that things would SLOW DOWN after the holiday....well I was WRONG lol It's like everything went into over drive or something. Well the great news is..I got accepted to Mamrotka's CT! How totally cool is THAT? So far I've only done a handful of pages, but I'm working my way into it slowly! No harm in going slow darn it. So add my new CT, my designing block of grrrrrr, the kids, the NEXT holiday, Christmas creating, the huge store wide sale that's going to happen for iNDSD, plus the give aways and so on and so forth and WHEN am I supposed to do that again? lol Funny, yes I know. Have a look see at the pages I did though, I've been busy trying to get those creative juices flowing again...

Skute Designs - Lottery Ticket!

Mamrotka - Feels Like Heaven

Mamrotka - Autumn Garden

Okay - now I have to run and go get Serenity, she loves her 3 hours at school! After that? Ricky has a doctor appointment - so much to do today and just not enough time in a day to get it all done!!! Hope you all have a great day, thanks for looking!
~* Danielle S. ~*

Interview with Kim B + CU Freebie!

Are you guys ready? I AM I AM!!
My second interview!!! Kim B :: drools :: She has something happening
here real soon - but she's pretty tight fingered about it! So be sure to keep
an eye on her - I know I am!!!

1. Who introduced you to digital scrapbooking?

No-one in particular as I had never even heard of digital scrapbooking until I did a "google" search for wedding card ideas for my sister. lol
I hit a link to Scrapbook Max (which was the first programme I ever used). It all looked so interesting and something I would really enjoy due to doing "paper and crafts" too.
I downloaded the trial version and well the rest is history- I was hooked, hook line and sinker-lol. The more I researched and browsed the more I loved.

2. How long did it take you to find your style of scrapping?

OOOh goodness, I don't think it's changed much from my first LO I ever did( which actually took me over 4 days to finish-lol).
I think we all just adapt to the latest "trends" and "kit creations" like we do with our clothes and looks- but your basics *likes and dislikes* still stay the same.
No matter how hard I try to experiment and achieve a "new look" in my LO's they always land up in my own "style"- which I think is more about the "photo's" and memory,
than the elements or papers of a kit. ;-)

3. What are some of the things that help inspire your creations?

My photo's definetly. I often create kits that are based on an event or a photo I have taken that I really like. Sometimes it's people I am close too, and what they mean to me. I use my emotional attatchments to the people closest to me a lot for inspiration.
Other times it's me just playing and experimenting in Photoshop that will spur off a kit due to an effect or paper I liked that I made.

4. If you could do a collab with one person, who would it be?

OMG- this is such a hard question to answer- hahaha.
There are a ton of fantastic designers out there that I adore and admire greatly and would feel honored to collab with any of them.

5. Everyone has an idol, who is your scrapping idol and why?

Hutchie ( or Chris as we know her)-
She has the most amazing "clean style" of scrapping that I so battle to achieve and it's one I find the hardest to do. She is a MASTER at it and I can sit and stare at her LO's for hours and still not get it right the way she does.
Her eye for composition and placement is just amazing!

6. What are three things you believe every scrapper should know?

1. CNTRL Z - UNDO lol, it's the best thing about digital scrapping, you can fix anything you want without ripping or distroying up a page ;-)
2. Quality of product you are using. If you are printing your LO's there is nothing worse than blured or pixelated elements/papers framing your "memory" that you want to share with others.
3. Have FUN, PLAY and never be scared to try something new ( remember number 1 - lol), it's a great way to learn

7. What is one experience you've had in the scrapping world that will stay with
you forever?

Oh Goodness, there are sooo many, but I think it's that first comment on my first LO I ever uploaded. I was scared as hell as I didn't have a clue about forums and gallery's then.
I will never forget that feeling of "WOW" someone actually liked it- lol, and it made me feel like the 4 day's I spent on it were OK. That person, Jazzy is still one of my closest "internet" friends
TODAY and that's just over 4 years ago.
The other was my first ever mention on Ikea Goddess's blog for my second freebie I had ever made and upped to my new little blog - OMG, I used her blog daily when I was just a "scrapper" and there I WAS-MEEE! LOL I pee-ed in my pants and screamed for hubby who didn't know what the hype was about- he just said "oh that's nice"- lol
And yup- most definitely all my wonderful FRIENDS I have made on line- some will last a life time no matter that the oceans separate us ;-)

8. Why did you decide to open your own store?

I got bitten by the "designing bug" just after doing my second LO and was battled to find an element I wanted, or one that looked good. So decided to try it myself (after much sweet talk to hubby to buy me PSE-lol)
And that's where it started, after 5 months of doing freebies and yakking on my blog- Heather from DSO sent me a message that they were looking for designers and well as they say the rest is HISTORY. lol
I have been at DSO since I started and unfortunately it will be shutting it's doors at the end of October 2010.
It's been my home for years now and I will have some decisions to make in the new year for sure - ( just have to get passed all the year end functions and real life matters first)-
But stay tuned, as my blog will be updated with any news of where I'm going and what I will be doing.
I do NOT plan on retiring as "digi" is running through my veins- lol

Isn't she just AWESOME? She's one of my all time Fav's for sure!
Thank you for coming over and I hope you enjoyed the latest interview! Now...who
should I harass next?? Hurrrm!!
Also - don't forget to grab your CU Freebie!

Download HERE~* Danielle S. *~

CT Work! Autumn Flowers

Yup that's right! Even though my computer has gone to snot and back - I have managed
to hang onto a LO I did for a designer! Zera has a very easy style to her work - nothing
complex, a lot of lovely pieces though. I used her kit, Autumn Flowers for this page.
Lots of flowers & nature I really liked that. I kept it simple since I'm not used
to working with my own word art - not to darn shabby if I do say so myself!
Thank you for looking and be sure to check out this kit - tons of pages can be done!!!

~* Danielle S *~

The dreaded computer issues!

Everyone of us, at some point - goes through the nightmare of unrelenting
computer issues. Well ... right now I guess it's my turn. My monitor will not work
past the "starting windows " screen - and I can't figure out why!
Anything else I try to do BEFORE that screen it runs fine - I just did a test on my hard drive,
and the screen looks great! I probably just lost ALL my pictures, videos, scrap kits and
everything else I keep on my life line - aka computer - and for the first time
ever I am actually feeling ill with the possibilities. I haven't had time to back
up my comp in a while - which means it's all gone. Possibly.
Hold on to hope! I sure am.

Okay - back to trying to figure out whats going on. THIS is the second reason
I bought a laptop. Go me for smarts!

~* Danielle S. *~

New Products & Upcoming Interview! + Sale!

First the BESTEST news!! I'm interviewing Kim B next!!! She's one
of my inspiring designers & one day, Im going to be as good as she is! One day..just not today.
So keep an eye out for that, you know there's going to be a goodie or two! ALSO!!!
If you don't grab Dana C's freebie soon, you'll miss out! The link will be removed when
I interview Kim, so go go go go!!!!!

I've added some new stuff to the store - and right now, theyre' only $1.80!!!
40% off most of my stuff till Oct 25th - best get while the gettin is good!

Now I have to scoot - much to do today! Have a GREAT one!!

~* Danielle S. *~

New CT Work! Into The Blues!

Check out my new LO's using Gabs-Art, Into The Blues!!!

That lil stinker of mine stole MY mountain dew!! Okay so I was almost done with it but
still :: sniffles :: mine. I was SO heart broken I found the time to take pictures of it.
Yup, totally devastated!

He makes me so happy ^__^
Oh and you see all this awesome stitching? That's Gabs-Art stuff to - but
I got my hands on it first mwahaha!! SOON though, SOON!

~* Danielle S. *~