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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Spooky Block Winners and New Products

Thanks so much for the lovely comments - I love to hear that you enjoy my projects and that my products help make your life easier!! I've got some more fun ideas ready to work on so be looking for even more goodies shortly ;)

First off, the winners are:

Congrats, ladies!! Shoot me an e-mail at ikaridesigns@gmail.com and I will get you your coupon code

Now, to fill you in on the 2 new products that I released in the past few weeks ... First I have a fun flair-type alpha that is perfect to go with those school photos!! With a lined notebook paper background these are a great addition to any page!

Look at this adorable page that Laurie made using it:

Next, I released my Plan a Party packs vol. 1 & 2 and a bundle that contains both!! This is a product that I have had "on my brain" for quite a while and I *LOVE* the way it turned out! Not only is it fantastic for planning a party from invites to favors but it is also perfect for quick and easy treats for friends, teachers, & neighbors, a fun banner to celebrate any holiday or event, a quick set of thank you cards, and much more.

And, here are a few close-up photos of the completed set:

I know this is something I will use a TON of times for a million different things ... hopefully you will, too! Thanks for popping by and sharing your fun comments and compliments - it means a lot to me to know that you enjoy my work! If you haven't gone to "like" my page on Facebook I suggest you head over there ... I noticed I'm awfully close to having 400 fans and there *might* just be some sort of celebration once I reach that milestone!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hybrid Project Friday

Wow ... has it really been a month since my last post? Sheesh - I'm not good at this blogging thing!! I've actually put out two new product since my last post and they are so much fun! Before I get to those I want to share with you one of my fave projects I've done in a while ... Spooky Blocks. These are perfect for your Halloween decor and are quick, easy, and inexpensive to make for gifts - who doesn't love that?

This particular project is part of a new series at jessicasprague.com called Hybrid Project Friday. Every Friday there will be a new hybrid project that will contain all the digital materials you need to complete it AND includes complete step by step instructions to help you get it done!! The best part is that these awesome projects are available for $1 the entire first weekend they are released. Yup, you read it right ... $1. Friday-Sunday. What.a.STEAL!!!

I created my Spooky Blocks using 2 different Halloween kits from Echo Park Paper Co. - love them! I've given instructions for 3 different variations of the project, too ... how's that for bonus material?!?

I'm also giving some away for FREE! You can leave a comment here to be entered to win one of 2 free chances and you can also leave a comment on my Facebook Page for a chance to win one of 3 more chances! Winners will be announced on Saturday night so you can still grab it for a buck if you don't happen to be win.

I'll add my new product information when I come back to announce the winners on Saturday - too much info already! Speaking of winners, I realized that my last post was a giveaway that I never rewarded!!!! Lucky for me {and the winner} there was only one comment left so I'll be sending Bill, Amelia, & Jack (I'm assuming Amelia is the winner - lol) a coupon code to grab my You've Been Framed: School Days set!!

Thanks for stopping by ... now go grab a set of Spooky Blocks for yourself!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A winner ... and a new product!

Thanks to all who left a comment to win the Save the Date vol. 5: Curvy Labels ... sorry it took me all weekend to get a winner drawn!! It's been one of those weekends ;) Random.org gave me this:

Which corresponds to this:

Congrats, tiggergirl19 ... I love me a missle pop, too! Shoot me an e-mail by clicking on the CONTACT link above so I can send your labels off to you!

This week I have a new goodie for you, too - actually A LOT of goodies packed into one product! You've Been Framed: School Days comes with 2 different frame styles including 28 different grades or school years {also includes a "blank" frame}. I've also given you shadowed and unshadowed versions of each frame in .png AND .psd format so you can easily "crop" your photos with a clipping mask!

Not only do I use frames when I am scrapping my pages, but I love using frames to quickly and easily post photos to my blog, too! Here is an example of what it would look like:

Aren't they cute? And, of course, my preview shows my son all geared up for his first day of preschool ;) What would a new product be without some inspiration, too? Here are a few pages that the girls on the jessicasprague.com CT created for me:
Layout by Kelly

Layout by Jenn

Thanks for stopping by ... hope you like the new frames! Wanna win a set for yourself? Leave me a comment telling me your favorite grade or class in school for a chance to win ... I"ll announce the lucky winner on Thursday! Want a second chance to win? Visit my Facebook Page and leave me a comment there, too - I'll select one winner from each place!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Whirlwind ... and a new product!

Well, this summer has been a whirlwind to say the least! My kids started back to school last week and, while I hate to admit it, I'm kinda glad ;) I loved having them home and we had a *FABULOUS* summer together, but it's easy to forget how hard it is to entertain 4 children all day long! It definitely cut into my design time which meant far fewer products in the past 2 months but I imagine many of you were too busy to notice :D

I had a fantastic trip to Chicago to work at the CHA Supershow {Craft & Hobby Association} with my JS.com crew and most dear friends - I'll post more about that and share some pics later!

I wanted to share my new product that I am super excited about!! It's an addition to my Save the Date line ... vol. 5, to be exact! This one is a versatile set that you will use over and over again and I can't wait to scrap a page with it!

The amazing CT over at jessicasprague.com went crazy with it, too ... take a look at what they came up with:

Card by Camille

Layout by Chrissy

Layout by Jenn

Layout by Kimberly

Layout by Reeta

Amazing, right? We have such a fabulous CT and I am always blown away by their creativity! Want a chance to win this product for yourself? Leave me a comment telling me your favorite flavor of popsicle {random, huh?} and I'll select a random winner on Friday, August 20th!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

And the Winner Is ...

I took all of the name entries from the comments and had Random.org choose the winner for me ... #9 - Lalia!!! Congrats to you, Lalia ... my Build a Banner: Bundle is yours!! Shoot me an e-mail by clicking the "Contact" link above so I can get it to you! Thanks to all who left comments with ideas for future 
products and love for my current ones - it means so much!! More giveaways and freebies to come!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Another One Bites the Dust

Another month, that is!! Shortly after the blog hop I was rushing to squeeze in a few new products before leaving town and CLEARLY forgot to let you know! Along with design work I was also getting things together so I could teach the craft at Girls Camp (a youth camp for girls ages 12-18 at our church) AND was busy packing my entire family to be on the road for almost 2 weeks. Well, I'm happy to report we survived the entire whirlwind and I'm SO happy to have 2 brand new products for you this week ... feels like it's been so long since I had a chance to sit down to create! I'm even more excited because these products have been "on my brain" for quite some time and I *LOVE* the way they turned out! I hope you love them, too ;)

*NEW* Build a Banner: Triangle -
Make a statement by creating a custom banner in no time with this template set - perfect for any celebration!
*NEW* Build a Banner: Rectangle - A banner is the perfect way to make a statement or add the finishing touch to your party plans. This template set will help you create a fabulous banner in a snap!!*NEW* Build a Banner: Bundle - Buy them both and SAVE!
** Click on previews to go directly to shop page for full product description **

Want to win BOTH of them for yourself? Leave me a comment letting me know which of my products is your favorite and/or what types of designs/templates you would like to see me working on. I will hold a random drawing on Friday, July 23rd, and one lucky commenter will become the proud owner of my bundle!! Want another chance to win? Head over to my Facebook page and leave a comment there, too ... I'll draw one winner from my blog and one from my Facebook page. Make sure to become a follower of my blog and "like" my FB page to stay up to date on my latest product releases, sales, specials, and giveaways!

Now for the two I missed out sharing as I rushed out of town ....

Perfect Packaging: Stationery Box -
Turn a set of notecards into a fabulous gift by packaging them up in this quick and easy stationery box!
Perfect Packaging: Card Portfolio - Looking for the perfect way to package up a set cards for your girlfriend, a teacher, or loved one? This card portfolio will make your gift extra special!!Hope you enjoy all of the new goodies! Dont' forget to leave a comment to be entered to win my new Build a Banner: Bundle. I'm getting ready to head to Chicago next to participate at CHA with Jessica and the crew followed by a few days just playing with my Spraguemates in the Windy City ... pics and stories to come in a few weeks!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Welcome to the Birthday Blog Hop!!

* SORRY to those who "hopped" on early and found a broken link ... it's fixed now so you should be able to download my freebie without problem *

HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY, JESSICASPRAGUE.COM!!! I'm so glad you've joined us for the celebration! I can't believe it's been 3 whole years since I stumbled upon this amazing site ... my life has been changed by the things I've learned and the people I've met along the way. To help you celebrate I'm adding to the goodies you've picked up so far :D This is especially exciting for me because this is my *debut* release of a mini kit! Most of my design work up to this point has been more focused on hybrid templates and projects but I am {thrilled} to start working with papers and elements!! Don't worry my hybrid friends ... I'll still be creating the templates and projects you've grown to love - just excited to expand my design skill set ;) Click on the preview to grab your download:
Next you're going to head over to Jan Crowley's blog {known in the design world as The Queen of Quirk} ... I can't wait for you to see what she's got waiting for you!!! If, for some reason, you get "derailed" along the way you can head back to the beginning at Jessica's blog and hopefully you can follow all the way through! Make sure to unzip all 33 FREEBIES that you collect, put the quote strips in order, and e-mail the correct full quote to tori@jessicasprague.com before Sunday, June 20th at 10 PM Eastern to be entered to win a fabulous raffle prize!

Want another chance to win some free goodies? Become a follower on my blog and/or "like" my Facebook page (link in my sidebar) and you will be entered to win a $5 gift code to my shop! The entire store at jessicasprague.com is on sale 20% off through Monday!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Another One Bites the Dust

Another month, that is! I can't say I'm surprised that it's been that long ... we've had a lot going on around here with the end of the school year and the beginning of our summer filled with swim team practice, swim meets, and 4 kiddos at home all day long every day. We are actually having our best summer ever and are truly enjoying some great "family time" and making lots of memories. Only bummer is that means far less design time. I've still got a few new things to share and have lots of projects in the works, too! AND I have LOTS of exciting info about the 3rd birthday *CELEBRATION* taking place at jessicasprague.com!

First, my newest products ...

This set of templates are perfect for creating, printing, and sending your own personalized cards in a snap!

*NEW* Looking for a quick and creative way to date your pages? This is the perfect start!
I've also posted a bunch of samples that the jessicasprague.com creative team has created using my products ... you can find them under the Photos tab on my Facebook Page!

Now onto the *CELEBRATION* information! This month jessicasprague.com is turning 3!! I can't believe it's been 3 years since I started on this digital journey ... I stumbled upon the site just after the very first class started and was first in line for her second offering in August 2007. I've made life long friends in the past 3 years and I am *beyond* excited to see many of them again at Spraguefest in Chicago at the end of July!!!

Right now there is a store wide sale going on ... 20% off all products and self paced classes that are currently available - including the "soon to be re-released" beginning Up & Running With Photoshop and intermediate Now We're Rockin' With Photoshop classes!! In addition to the sale (which runs through June 21st at midnight Eastern time), there will be some extra fun challenges all weekend long - check the forum for more details!

AND, if that wasn't enough, come right back here on Friday for an AWESOME blog hop!!! That's right ... the JS.com designers and creative team have been working hard to bring you 33 fabulous freebies!!! The party will start at Jessica's blog at 10 PM Eastern time on Friday (June 18th) and you'll have until Sunday at 10 PM to collect all of the goodies! I can't wait to show you what I've been working on ... it's a first for me!

Whew - it always feels so good to get caught up! I'll see you back here this weekend with some *FREE* goodness just for you! Speaking of *FREE* ... run on over to jessicasprague.com to register for the newest *FREE* class taught by Jessica herself - Computer Tricks for Cards!! It will be nothing less than FABULOUS!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Busy Bee

I've been hard at work the last month creating lots of new goodies, throwing in a weekend trip or two with the family, helping at the girls' school as the year winds down (only 4 1/2 days left), spending too many hours at the dentist, and frantically treading water trying to make sure I keep my head up! I've been terrible at keeping my new products posted! Hopefully this will get me up to date so you know everything I've been working on :D

To start with I'll show you what I have new this week .... I'm not going to link each product image, but you can find them all in MY SHOP!

*NEW* This fun bag will give you a way to present just about anything!

*NEW* Create a one-of-a-kind cover for your one gallon paint can using this layered template!

Wanna make a *splash* on your pages {or should I say a *SPILL*}? These bits of sparkle will give you that little something special you're looking for!

A bright, springy, and textured alpha make for a fun addition to just about any page!

Need something extra special for the girlies in your life? This container will be the perfect finishing touch to any tea party, bridal shower, or luncheon!

Available in two different color combos, this alpha will be one you use again and again!
Can't decide which Stamped alphabet set to buy? Buy the bundle and *SAVE*

This versatile set of matchbox templates will be the perfect way to package up all of your little delights!

Show off your photos and date your pages in one step with these fun photo blocks ... also great for posting pics on your blog!

Another bit of exciting news is that the new Creative Team at jessicasprague.com is working like crazy, too! I've got lots of inspiration to share ... in a few days ;) I'll be back with layouts and projects featuring my designs to get your juices flowing!