Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bella Zingaro Studio!

Just dropping by to leave these ads for you! Please come by and pick up some great deals by all of the designers.  I will have more of my products loaded into the shop by then too so you will really pick up some bargains!

Two sales will be available in November the first is this 50% off one, the next will be 25% off for the balance of the month!

Thanks for visiting! Come back soon for some freebies!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Some October Freebies

Hello Friends!

All ready for the biggest candy holiday of them all? Halloween will be here in 13 days! I’m sure you have grabbed all the freebies that abound at this time of the year just for celebrating and documenting Halloween. Those of us who live in the states forget that everyone doesn’t celebrate the same holidays that we do. I have some friends in Australia and they celebrate Halloween but my friends in the United Kingdom don’t. It is a fun holiday for little kiddies but a lot of us adults hate to see it come around every year. It’s not the children’s faults that Halloween is now synonymous with vandalism and greed, but the parents of all those teens and adults that didn’t curb bad behavior in their children. Because it got so bad in our little town, I’d say at least half of the homes turn out the lights and batten down the hatches and do not participate in giving out the candy and fun. Such a shame; I loved Halloween when I was little.

Been a little slow around the digital scrapping world this past couple of days and I guess this is the lull before the storm that will hit on November 1 when all the digital shops will start touting their Christmas products. I was hoping to be a part of a blog train but didn’t find one to sign up for; therefore I think I will put out a mini kit or element package on my own. So be sure and check with me during the month of November for my contribution to your holiday digital scrapbooking stash! For those of you who are new to my blog, you should go back through my posts and grab the freebies you have missed this past six months, all the links are still valid. While you are here you might sign up for my newsletter too as I give away a nice freebie with each letter that goes out! Oh, and go to my FaceBook Fan Page and ‘like’ me for another little freebie!

Speaking of newsletter freebies, this is what subscribers got when they opened this week’s little newsletter:

Today, I have a little gift for my blog followers! I made a Thanksgiving wordart that I thought would be very classy as the title to your Thanksgiving Day layout. For my other friends who don’t celebrate it down-under and around the world, I made a frame cluster.  Hope you all can use these freebies!

 You can download today’s Thanksgiving freebie at 4SharedHERE or MediaFire HERE!

You can download today’s Down-Under freebie at 4Shared HERE or MediaFire HERE!

I need to go and think about what I will make for a Christmas freebie so y’all stay warm, or cool as the case may be, and come back often as I love to have visitors!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Commercial Use Paper Templates

Just wanted to let you know I finished another commercial use item. Hope you like it!

CLG’s Little Diva Paper Templates
Commercial Use/PU/S4H/S4O
1 Layered PSD File
1 Completed Paper Sample
7 Clear Background PNG Files
3600 x 3600  12x12 inches

Have a little or big girl diva layout or kit to make? Give these templates a try! You can mix them up, match them up, stack them up, rotate them, and use layer styles and blends with them. You are welcome to use the completed example in your kit or layouts too. Shadows on Preview Only. Credit not required but truly appreciated!
For a close up, click on the Newest Kit Previews tab above! Available in all of my shops; click on their link(s) on the side bar to your right.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween Freebie!

Hey Y'all!

Hope everything is fine with y'all tonight/today/this morning! LOL! We are spread out all over the world aren't we?  Isn't the Internet amazing? Did you ever think you would be friends with people in countries other than your own? I wish I was younger, not because I was beautiful and talented (did I say beautiful), so that I could enjoy all this freedom to learn and investigate and communicate longer.  I love the Web! I don't think I have ever enjoyed anything as much as I have and am enjoying the Internet. I remember the first week we had a home computer and my roommate was dialing the telephone from it in order to go up to the Epson Bulletin Board to find out what was happening with other Epson users. We were the first of our friends and the first on our street to have a computer and we thought we were hot stuff :o) The first project I worked on was a security manual for the bank I worked for as their Security Manager.  I wrote the entire manual on that old Epson (it was new then of course) and printed it out on a dot matrix printer! We thought that was so amazing, that we could type and correct then print out on our own printer.  This was before every office had one of the 'line' correctable typewriters, you know the ones that let you back up by one line and correct a mistake before it printed on your paper!  Wow! I am going on my own personal memory trip! Anyway, you get my meaning: THE WORLD WIDE WEB IS WONDERFUL!

I promised that I would come back this week with a freebie for you and I finally got a chance to make good on my promise! I have made you a Halloween overlay to use over your paper of choice. Try different blending styles with it to get some really interesting papers to use in your scrapping. I love the little bats and glassy eyed frog! Here is the preview:

You can download this freebie from HERE or from HERE.

I am past due to send out a newsletter too and I have made a freebie for it also.  It is called Scary Jack because it is a Jack-O-Lantern sitting in the dark with two candles lit inside casting out some spooky light! I thought it would be a fun sign to have at your Halloween parties (you can get Costco to print it for you for as little as $1.49 for an 8x8 or $2.99 for 12 x 12)) or a cute clipart element to add to your Halloween scrapbook layouts.

Be sure and sign up for my newsletter (to your right on the side panel) if you haven't already so you can get your copy of Scary Jack!

Okay, I have a question for all you hybrid and altered art scrappers.  When you print out a digi-stamp to use in your project and you want to color it with color pens, chalks, watercolors, etc. what do you do to keep the inkjet inks from running  and smearing and ruining your project? A friend of mine is getting ready to market some gorgeous digi-stamps that are geared toward the paper and altered arts scrappers.  These artists don't print out their elements in color like we digi-scrappers do, they use them as if they had a stamp they pounced on an ink pad then color it in.  I know that there are fixatives for this but what do You use and what do you think is the best way to use it? If anyone comes up with a super good answer I am pretty sure I could talk my friend into giving you a Christmas digi-stamp to use on your projects! Just leave your answers in the comments section or email me at countryliv@yahoo.com with Digi-Stamp in the subject line.

I am sorry I have not been blogging as I should, this past month has been a doosey and looks like October is going to be going the same way! I have been blessed with a design assistant by the name of Chris Allport who has turned into one of the greatest finds a designer could hope for; she is knowledgeable, quick, prolific,has an ace photog as a husband, and is indispensable! It will be because of her if I get back here again this month!

Oh, one more thing: The new design store I was joining this month has had a small set back but Bella Zingaro Studio will be up and running by November 1, this year! So keep your ears tuned for the Grand Opening which promises to be a fun time!

Y'all take care now!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Short Post!

Hello Blog friends!

Wanted to leave you a quick note to say I am sorry to not have been in touch for a while; you know how bad I am about this at the end of the month! I am always trying to ‘catch up’ by hurrying up but end up taking more time than I would have if I took the time in the first place.

I have finished the Retro Summer Add-On since I last posted and Chris has used it to make a layout. I want to make one too, but it will have to wait until I get everything taken care of in the new shop at Bella Gypsy Scraps. We were suppose to open yesterday but it seems like everyone involved had a bad September and didn’t get their stuff up either; looks like it might be Halloween before the grand opening! Here is Chris’ pretty layout:

Here is the preview of the Retro Add-On and it is available in all my stores (listed and linked on your right).

I was trying to make you a free paper template group when Photoshop crashed on me so it will have to wait a little while. Sorry.

I am passed due to send out a newsletter so look for one really soon which will have a freebie too.

I will leave you with the promise to come back with the freebie ASAP and if PhotoShop cooperates!