Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Bliss is Released with a Freebie

Christmas Bliss combines the romance of the Victorian era with the elegance of Christmas for a beautiful kit in shades of purple. A sure to please with for those that love lace, velvet, sparkle, and old fashion charm.

Kit is on sale now in all of my stores where scrap kits are sold.  
It is available in tagger and scrapper size.

Kit includes:
12 papers
5 Borders
10 Bows
4 Bow Wraps
6 Poinsettias
3 Roses
2 Holly
6 Frames
4 Gifts
1 Gift Pile
3 Lace Fans
1 Angel
1 Bells
2 Wreaths
1 Candy Canes
1 Christmas Tree
2 Ropes
2 Gift Tags
2 Candle Arrangements
1 Fireplace
1 Christmas Card with Envelope
2 Staples
2 Twinkle Light Strands
1 Horn
1 Santa
1 Star Ornament
2 Angel Ornaments
3 Heart Ornaments
2 Lace Ornaments
1 Ornament Branch
4 Ribbon Trees
1 Print Ruffle
3 Sparkle Ribbons
4 Velvet Ribbons
3 Heart Ribbons
4 Ric Rac
4 Stockings

And here is a little freebie for you...

Frame is 2430x2710px and 300dpi. Personal use only!

You can grab yours here.

Password is: THANKS

And remember that my Black Friday sale ends at midnight tonight!
Lots of great items at great prices!!!!

My personal store!

Photobucket PhotobucketPhotobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket

My Scrapping Blog
My Signature Tag Tutorial Blog
My Website

Use the code: STMMMS64124

Christian Myspace LayoutsThere was but one perfect man.....I'm just FORGIVEN!Christian Myspace Layouts

Friday, November 23, 2012

Oh Holy Night Kit, a New PSP Script, Black Friday Sale, and a Freebie

Be sure to check out my sale in my personal store where you will find bigger discounts and fantastic deals on bundle deals not found in my other stores.

"Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."
Luke 2:1-20 (King James Version)

'Oh Holy Night' depicts the birth of Christ as told in the Bible. Included are the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Three Wise Men, the two Shepherds, a stable, a cow, a sheep, a donkey, a camel, and an angel. There is also a praying Santa, a Bible, a Cross, and the Christmas Star. The perfect kit for scrapping the Christmas story with your pictures and for making religious Christmas tags.

Kit includes:

16 Papers
1 Camel
1 Cow
1 Donkey
1 Sheep
6 Curved Borders
6 Bows
7 Brads
2 Christmas Cards w/envelopes
7 Heart Clips
7 Frames
1 Bible
1 Candle arrangement
1 Christmas Star
2 Staples
1 Cross
1 Jesus is Reason Word Art
1 Nativity Group
1 Ornament Hook
1 Palm Tree
1 Paper Christmas Tree
1 Poinsettia
1 Stable
1 Stable Fence
1 Stable Trough
1 Star Christmas Tree
7 Nativity Ornaments
1 Angel
1 Baby Jesus
1 Joseph
1 Mary
3 Kings
2 Shepherds
1 Santa
7 Ribbons
7 Ric Rac
6 Strings

Use this interactive PSP Script to make an adorable angel for your projects. Script pauses to allow you to select all colors using papers, gradients or colors. Ends in layers so you can set the transparency on the wings and cheek blush.
Final product size is 1150x1850px.
Each are 300dpi.
No outside plug-ins are needed.
Commercial use is allowed.
Tested in PSP9 and up.

A freebie for you...

A free cluster frame from the 'Oh Holy Night' kit.
Frame measures 2305x2843px and is 300dpi.
Personal Use Only!

You can grab yours here:

Password is: THANKS

My personal store!

Photobucket PhotobucketPhotobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket

Friday, November 2, 2012

We Give Thanks is Released With a Freebie

Set your table and get ready for a Thanksgiving Feast! This kit in beautiful colors of autumn is designed to help you celebrate. Kit includes a feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, gravy, dinner rolls, chocolate pie, pumpkin pie, and lemon pie. Also included are pilgrims, indians, and a choice of many other 'autumn' theme decorations. There is even a set of recipe cards to write down your favorite recipes. The perfect kit for those pre and post Thanksgiving day projects.

Kit includes:
23 Papers
9 Satin Bows
9 Brads
9 Buttons
7 Sunflowers
1 Chocolate Pie
1 Bowl of Corn
1 Bowl of Dinner Rolls
1 Boat of Gravy
1 Bowl of Green Beans
1 Lemon Pie
1 Bowl of Mashed Potatoes
1 Pumpkin Pie
1 Bowl of Sweet Potatoes
1 Roasted Turkey
9 Square Frames
4 Indians (Boy, Girl, Grandma, and Grandpa)
6 Leaves
1 Empty Bowl (To add your favorite dish)
1 Cornucopia
1 Fork
1 Gold Candle Arrangement
1 Plate
1 Pumpkin
1 Pumpkin Border
1 Pumpkin Ribbon
1 Red Candle Arrangement
1 Pilgrim Turkey
4 Pilgrims (Boy, Girl, Grandma, and Grandpa)
8 Recipe Cards
7 Leaf Print Ribbon Bows
9 Ribbon Flowers
9 Satin Ribbons
9 Staples
7 Stitches
7 Tags

Quick page is 3600x3600px and 300dpi.
Personal Use Only!

You can snag yours here.
Password is: THANKS

My Thanksgiving Templates/Scripts

I normally blow off the petty comments that people make about my designs, but this is one time that I will chime in to clarify all of the garbage that Jackie's Jewels and her buddies are posting in regard to my Thanksgiving templates.

I wanted to make a new Thanksgiving kit that included food for the season and only had my templates for a turkey and pie to work with. I saw what I thought were some usable templates posted by Jackie's Jewels that would have saved me a few days work if they had been quality templates. So instead of taking the time to make my own, I purchased her set so that I would have the other items that I would need.

When I opened these templates I must say I was more than shocked. They were tagger size so I knew they would be on the small size, but I never dreamed they would be so jagged edged and pixelated that they could not be used. Some of the templates also included layers that appear to be tubed from pictures and included as a layer in the template. I knew right then that not only could I NOT use them due to the poor quality but to use them I also stood the risk of copyright infringement do to the tubed picture layers.

The templates were discarded and I chalked up the loss of the money to being lazy and not making my own. I did not even considered asking for my money back until I was harassed and threatened by Jackie's Jewels and her buddies. And the truth of the matter is I waste more than $1.80 on a cup of coffee each

With that said I still wanted to make the kit so I set about making my own templates which I also turned into scripts so others could use them if they wanted. My turkey template was made while working on my pilgrims so I just enlarged it to make it big enough for an individual element and added both wings and legs so it would look "Normal". My pie template has been in my stores since the fall of 2011 so I revisited it and added some whipped creme to the top. The bowl for the potatoes was originally part of my indians so I simply enlarged it and dumped some potatoes into the bowl. For the gravy boat I barrowed the pattern from my Grandmother's china.

Now, I realize that these templates are similar in a few ways, but realistically how many different ways can a turkey be drawn? And gravy boats are pretty standard in looks. If you do a search for either you will find dozens of pictures that all look like the templates in question.

Also, I would like to note for those that may not know...a large picture/template can be reduced in size without losing quality and pixelating but a small picture/template CANNOT be enlarged without distorting and pixelating. With that in mind please look at the size of Jackie's Jewels' templates and my own. There is no possible way I could have used her templates and called them mine, nor would I.

Here is picture proof comparing the templates.

The stray pixels cover the entire template which lets me know that the template is derived from a poorly tubed picture.

The jagged edges go completely around the potatoes layer and the bowl has the feather set too deep.

The turkey feet are also a poorly tubed portion of a picture. There are both too deeply feathered portions and jagged edges and what appears to be a halo around them where they tubing was done improperly. As for the rest of the template layers...the edges are uneven and there are points and indentations instead of smooth lines.

The gravy boat has several areas jagged edges and too deeply feathered edges throughout the layers.

I will say this in closing, I've noticed several 'designers' who are setting in wait to stir trouble and label someone a pirate. If they spent half of their time perfecting their craft instead of stirring up trouble, they might have time to develop their craft into a profit. I work very hard on my templates, scripts, and kits to give you quality items that you can proudly work with and never would I pass off some poorly tubed pictures and jagged edged template layers as my own.

If you have comments, feel free to voice them. But I will assure you that ALL of my products are made by me and not copied, traced, or stolen from anyone's work.