Friday, February 27, 2009

Congratulations and an opportunity

To Roper for leaving some love on our blog. I have sent you a $5 voucher to my ScrapStreet store as a thank you!

I will have a little freebie for next week, so make sure you check back often!

In the meantime ScrapStreet are looking for a couple of Creative Artists

So if you are a digi scrapper and want to use our ScrapStreet designer kits for free, send some details to me with a link to your digi gallery (any gallery is OK) at

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Apologies and Freebies

Oops! I have been a bad blogger! I was supposed to post here earlier this month, but I had to go visit parents. Their pc is decrepit! It was as much as I could do to check emails!

So to make up for that I have a freebie for you - two if you haven't already downloaded our ScrapStreet February freebie kit. Called Truly, Madly, Deeply it is a yummy kit full of heart warming colours, patterns and textures for the papers, and novel elements with some word art.

Get your copy here free from the store (plenty of other freebies as well) and take time to browse about, you might find something you want to scrap with!

The other freebie is a little addon to Truly, Madly Deeply, with 3 papers and 4 elements. Something to finish up those valentine's layouts or to reduce in size and print out for card making!

Get your copy here and maybe leave a little love here - you might get a surprise!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Create Pantone's Spring Fashion Colors Swatch

Pantone's fashion color palette for Spring '09 would translate so well in Digital Scrapping, don't you think? Use your eye dropper tool in Photoshop to create a swatch from the colors above. Be sure to click on the image for a larger image.

Each season, Pantone surveys designers showing at New York Fashion Week to collect feedback on prominent collection colors, color inspiration, color philosophy and each designer's signature shade. The result is the Pantone Fashion Color Report, which this season reveals a colorful, optimistic Spring 2009 filled with vibrant pops of color set against deeper, translucent neutral tones.

Blue & purple lead the top 10 hues for spring '09, rounded out by lush greens which evoke a sense of renewal and a fresh start. Sophisticated neutrals ground the overall palette, providing visual stability in an economic climate that is anything. "New York's fashion designers encourage hopeful attitudes with lively colors, while sophisticated, grounded hues address the need for stability in times of economic uncertainty," explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

The Top 10 Spring 2009 colors for women are:

PANTONE 18-4043 Palace Blue 
PANTONE 15-3817 Lavender
PANTONE 14-0754 Super Lemon 
PANTONE 15-1626 Salmon Rose
PANTONE 18-2328 Fuchsia Red
PANTONE 14-1307 Rose Dust
PANTONE 16-5804 Slate Gray
PANTONE 16-6339 Vibrant Green
PANTONE 16-0435 Dark Citron
PANTONE 14-5714 Lucite Green


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Just wanting to celebrate a bit of Life, so much doom and gloom within the world, but have you ever stopped, stopped and watched in silence the world around you? What wonder is there in what you view right now? Take a minute or two to observe, really listen, then think about what we see in that snapshot of life.

This morning, as usual I was washing the dishes, looking out the window, which faces our courtyard and where there is a bird table, and I stopped as I always do to look at what birds were there .

The collection of different species of birds that have been there within the last 24 hours was more than I have ever noticed before. I have recently been putting out sunflower hearts as well as bread scraps, oats wheat and lentils and peas all of which have devoted fans. Now a friend advised me about sun flower hearts and had said if i want to attract gold finches then put out sunflower hearts.I have had such a fantastic array of little feathered friends come visit

Green finches,



great tits,


A pair of goldfinches were doing some kind of courting ritual flying around together, playing hard to get then flying after the mate then doing the most amazing upward twirling flight together I have ever seen.

Bluetits,chaffinch and one singular bullfinch(resting on my budding cherrytree) pied wagtail, robins and numerous small brown birds I don't know the name of and call sparrows.

this is just a list of the small birds that have graced the table within the lastperiod of time of putting out food.

Three blackbirds 2male 1 female have been claiming territorial rights, starlings by the pack have descended and flown to call their pals back for a feast. A pair of collared doves have perched themselves very precariously on the roof of the bird house atop the table. and from time to time a jay has been seen bobbing in and out of the branches behind the wall.

All ducked low as a Magpie swooped in low, he soon lost interest and moved on..

I stopped and listened and the birdsong was like an amazing conversation of delight , satisfaction and warnings. I moved as I wiped the dishes just now and well I just broke that magic spell and they all went their way, until later.

Just some pleasures in life can be so simple, don't you agree??

Monday, February 2, 2009

We Interrupt This Program.... bring you the following non-scrapbook related message...

This is a fun website where you can preview a new movie called "Coraline" and make cool things like 'Button Your Eyes' from your own photo or construct vintage-style seed packs. You can download, print, or publish your creations.
Definitely worth a look and a great time waster! Go here to visit this website. Navigate to the Garden to construct your Seed Packet or you can go to Other Mother Workshop to Button your Eyes.