Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Photography related vendors give-away now in progress

This is my contribution to the giveaway hosted at Photography Related Vendors 
This can be used as a birth announcement, thank you card, or promo card. I will even personalize it for you! If you are the winner of this prize, please contact me at: FigmentGraphics
It is also available for sale at Etsy. I am also offering a 20% discount at Etsy, use the coupon code at checkout: BIRTHDAY2011  

I  have used elements and digital paper from my digital scrapbooking kit "Snow Day", to create this birth announcement, and I am very willing to work with you to custom design one for you!

There are just under $2000.00 worth of prizes being given away. If you love photography, props, backdrops and templates, and want to get in on the contest, head on over to Ginny's blog, or facebook page: Photography-Related-Vendors on facebook.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A give-away and a freebie

Memory Lane Digital, my facebook page, is featured in a give-away, starting today!
To get a chance to win a whole lot, around $1000.00 worth, of photography related stuff, go to the Tiny Feet Photography facebook page here
Or  Tiny Feet Blog
I'm giving away a digital birth announcement I just designed.

If you want to try digital scrapbooking, getting a bunch of freebies is a great way to start!

My inspiration for starting in digital scrapbooking came about in a round about way, as I was looking for a better way to put together a layout for a slideshow. I came across Memory Mixer, which was reviewed by top 10 reviews. (gold award in 2009) Have a look here
I decided to purchase this software, and it kind of took off from there.

There are a lot of "freebies" out there, I have some links on this blog to a few of my favourite sites, and some do offer great freebies.

If you don't want to spend money on software, if you are unsure if this is right for you, there are some great options there too.

1. first of all, you could use "gimp", which is an open source software, with many of the same features as photoshop, but completely free! Gimp

2. Photoshop Elements has a free trial, good for 30 days Elements

3. Story Book Creator, from Creative Memories, also has a free trial: StoryBook

The best thing about these, are they are compatible with both Mac's and Pc's. That's great for me, cause I have a mac, which I love! I don't think I will ever go back to using a PC! ...I don't do "windows"!! ha ha.

There are many more software options, Photoshop Elements seems to be the most widely used, and the most serious digital scrapbookers go for Adobe Photoshop CS5 (or 4, 3...)
Photoshop Elements is much more economical, and powerful enough for just about everyone.
I would think that there are a lot of people using Storybook Creator as well. I have not used either one, so I don't know how they compare.
Which is your favourite, or wish you had tried instead?
I'd love to hear any reviews you have.

I've also got a freebie for you to grab, a sample pack of the digital papers I've been working on.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's great to be home again, designing digital scrapbooking paper!

We've been home for over a week already! Florida was great, so was Myrtle Beach. Oh, sorry, Myrtle Beach North! The weather was perfect for shopping and walking, we got some good bargains, and had a great time with family.

We spent a week in Florida, and I loved the new decorating scheme in the condo. Last year it was tired and dated, this year, we walked in there, and we were very pleasantly surprised!

So of coarse, that got me started with a new colour scheme for some more digital scrapbooking.
I've been busy all week, I started off with designing some paper. I was working with patterns, designing my own, and modifying some I found online. I didn't realize how much fun that was. I usually don't go for patterns, preferring things plain and simple.

I made so many, there are over 70 different papers so far. I'm going to sell them in colour sets, at least 7 different packs.
Here's the first one:

Ken and I came up with "Orange Fiesta" for the name of the colour scheme. Leave a comment, tell me what you think of it, and if you have a name I might like better, I'll send you the pack of your choice for free!
I'll be posting these on Etsy soon, so put your thinking cap on, and let me know soon!

My DD also asked me to make a birth announcement for the new baby, something she can send as an e-card. I made 2 different ones, put them up on Etsy for her to choose one. This has her first baby's pics on it, it will be updated with new info in about 5 weeks! So exciting!
The photographer she used is Christina Claus, she does some awesome work! Check out her facebook page: Christina Claus Photography

I'm going to be a vendor in a give-away by tiny feet photography, which starts tomorrow! One lucky winner will get a huge amount of photography related stuff, including one of the birth announcements I just designed! Look for Memory Lane Digital on their facebook page tomorrow.

Here's their facebook page: Tiny-Feet-Photography
And their website: Tiny Feet Photography

Happy Scrapping, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

According to legend, Saint Patrick used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pre-Christian Irish people.
The day is generally characterized by the attendance of church services,[3][4] wearing of green attire (especially shamrocks),[5] and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on fasting and drinking,[6][7][8] which is often proscribed during the rest of the season.[9][10][11][12]

(from Wikipedia)

So did you give up something for Lent? I guess it's OK to have it today!!