a special surprise . . . and giveaway!

Ever since I started teaching Silhouette classes on JessicaSprague.com, one of the biggest questions I get is, 'Will you ever offer the extra shapes that you make for the class available on your website?' This question has plagued me for some time.I've pondered and pondered . . . and then pondered some more. These are perks for taking the class.They are free . . . just for fun. But there are many people that either know Studio pretty darn well or they use other cutters and therefore, don't need to take the class, but would love those fun extras. I [...]

July 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|125 Comments

look who’s turning two!

August 4, 2010 was a very interesting day. If I go back and look at that post, there was a lot of electricity in the air,both literally and figuratively. We'd had a lightening storm that killed two of our televisions.Quite an awakening at 5 a.m. It was also the day I decided to give a simple little business idea a whirl. It's funny how life happens. You know in your heart you're suppose to be doing the 'right' thing, and you hope and pray that decisions you make--or decisions that are made for you--turn out  the way they are suppose to. [...]

July 30th, 2012|nichol magouirk, pages|17 Comments

pack your bags

Oh boy. I'm tellin' ya. This is what I want to do like crazy! Soon. Hopefully soon. And when I do, you can bet your sweet bippy I'll be making some fabulous stuff with these fun new words!I've got some ideas in my head . . . [ Comes in SVG/STUDIO/AIv8/DXF/PNG ] Price: $8 This baby is jam-packed with little word goodies and arrows. And you know me and variety . . . got a few of those goin' on in there too. And you can also use them for other things than travel.I love being versatile as well as varietable [...]

July 27th, 2012|digital shapes|2 Comments

my new vintage fave

Been editing photos for my nephew's wedding coming up soon. Serendipitied across this combination of Lightroom Presets.Presets are like Actions for Lightroom.(LR Presets from MCP Actions) Loved the way the way they transitioned this photo. And with Preset names like Waffle Cone and Toasted Marshmallow, how can it just not look scrumptious? They worked perfectly for this photo shoot.  Loving learning about what Lightroom can do.But the hard part about learning a new program is the time it takes. However, by learning it, it will cut down on editing time in the long run. Ohhh the paradox of it all.

July 25th, 2012|photography|2 Comments

more laura loveliness

As promised, here's another lovely goody from Miss Laura!(this is the page that she refers to in yesterday's post.) [ Shapes | Picture That: Squared / All About You (title) / XOXO (hearts / Life Additions: Backgrounds ] So really take a good look at that page. Laura does a fabulous job at mixing patterns--in both design and texture. Notice how she mixed the solid dots and the open circles backgrounds from the Life Additions kit with embossed cardstock, patterned papers and borders. Great combination! I also love how she added a ripped journaling piece over the large square of [...]

July 24th, 2012|laura vegas, pages|4 Comments

so happy

So . . . just popping in real quick with a little share from Miss Laura. Loooove this card! And it's so appropriately titled after the family reunion weekend I had. That was me . . . so happy. :)(and the card makes me so happy!)I will post some photos and share some details of my weekend soon.But in the meantime, feast your eyes on this darling card!   [ Shapes | Life Additions: Backgrounds (circles) / XOXO (hearts) / Say What 3 ('happy') ] Here's what Laura has to say: I had some leftover hearts cut from my previous [...]

July 23rd, 2012|cards, laura vegas|4 Comments

christmas in july

Ho ho hoooooo!!!It's Christmas in July with that Miss Nichol! She's at it again!Check out this amazing page she did to showcase all the Christmas photos she gets each year. [ Shapes | This+That: Winter (ice skates + sled) / This+That: Family (frame + sign post) / This+That: Christmas Past (long ornament) / Here Comes Santa Claus ('santa parking' sign) / Christmas Countdown (ornament) I just looooove how Nichol 'sets the scene'. She does it well . . . very well. :) And I adore the laced up skates! Here's what Nichol has to say: Even though the temperature is [...]

July 18th, 2012|nichol magouirk, pages|2 Comments

i love white

Going through some things . . . here and there -- computer, cleaning office . . . all that. Came across these pages that I've done over the past two or three years. White. It's my fave. Thought I might share a few favorite 'white'  blasts from my past today. [ the text is blurred on account-a it's personal. :) ]

July 17th, 2012|pages|4 Comments

a dog’s life

For 20+ years we went through life without a pet. Well, we had an occasional fish or hermit crab given to us, but can you really call that a pet? The deal was, the kids had to keep their room clean for six months in order to prove they could handle having a dog. Heck, I probably would have settled for six weeks! Alas, no one could achieve this goal.And no matter what amount of begging and pleading and bargaining occurred,the answer was always 'no'. Well, about three years ago, while on the family farm, my niece decided that we all needed [...]

July 14th, 2012|digital shapes|9 Comments

a delightful evening

Last night, the girls and I went to see Singin' In The Rain. A one-night special event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the movie. We were thrilled when we saw the ad for it when we went to see The Avengers. Otherwise, we probably wouldn't have known. All I can say is . . . what a treat. Makes me want to see more and more classics in the theater. We started naming off a few that we'd like to see--West Side Story, the one Jordan mentioned, would be really cool to see. I don't necessarily like all the numbers, [...]

July 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|3 Comments