Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Vintage Halloween CD, Tips & Links, New Samples and Update!

Hi Everyone,





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Our Halloween CD finally arrived and a bunch of orders were sent out Friday! The silk screened superior labels take longer than paper ones but it all turned out amazing!

We send our orders by priority mail and here's the link to the Halloween CD in our Shopatron Store. We've also been selling the Halloween designs in smaller groups in our Etsy Store with papers $7.99, or the 12 templates for $5.99.

Click on the covers to see them jumbo sized and you can also see the preview sheets and samples here in our Shopatron Store.  
If you are wondering why I increased the price(it's $17.99, CD 1, 2 & 3 are $15.99) by $2.00 it's because quality antique seasonal images and are far more costly than buying patterns to create papers, plus the altered witch ladies and children as well as the 12 templates took so much time to design - but they were so worth the effort and hours our graphic designer Cindy van Koll put into it!  Also, Liv from Country Liv's Cottage Art helped wrap things up when Cindy was on vacation and made samples sheets like this with the Templates.


I love all the Templates like the mini Popcorn box which has a funny poem on one side.        
I made cheesey popcorn for my niece and nephew and they loved having their own.


I've been learning Photoshop and helping and we currently working on several projects including an amazing Christmas CD that is making my heart sing!
  
Image Editing Programs
I've had so many people inquiring about the CD's who are new to digital and wondering if they will be able to 'figure it out'.  Yes - if you can open a jpg or png file you can use our CD’s to print the papers and designs for all sorts of projects!  See my list below.


If you have an image editing program you can also easily re-size, crop, color, add text and print our Halloween images and designs on a variety of mediums using several image software programs that are FREE.  Check your computer to see if you already have a built in program you can use such as Paint, Microsoft Office Picture Manager, Windows Photo Gallery and often  printers come with photo editing programs.

Here are Links to the Most Popular FREE Image Editing  Viewing Programs

www.gimp.org  for Windows or Mac

www.adobe.com    Adobe offers a free 30 day trial for Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and for Adobe Premiere Elements.  Both are for the fully functional programs and offer a perfect way to see if you like the software!  

ALSO:  All of our Creating with Vintage CD series have a tutorial by digital expert Patty Deboswski www.thedigitalscrapbookteacher.com who shows step by step how to build and create a layout with multiple layers using Photoshop Elements 10.

Designer Leader Vicki Chrisman was also a huge help whipping up many of the included samples and getting me hi res photos. You can see some more of the samples on Vicki's Blog. Vicki is also putting on a huge Fall Fair & Vintage Flea Market next weekend Oct 5 - 6 at her home in Nebraska with her art group, so if you live in the area you should stop by as it sounds so great I want to go!!!

DT Member Marilyn McIldoon and Darlene Pavlick also made this cute cards 


We also included a sample of DT Member Julie Campbell's Halloween Art Journal and Melissa Bove's fun witch hat. I wish I could show everything!


Look at this adorable stamped card Sophie La Fontaine emailed me.  I just added the watermark as it looked so big when clicked him on but I wanted you to see the cute coloring job Sophie did. She turned our Uncle Sam from the  American Beauty set into a football fan and you can get the details.   Yikes - I just went to Splitcoast to find Sophie's link and spotted a bunch of gorgeous cards by a bunch of ladies you can see here! 

UPDATE:  Everything is sorted out with the little copyright problem I wrote about on my last post and all the items have been removed. 

We are working on a new website to make the digital downloads easy and instant!

SALE: We are starting to sell out and get low on some stamp sets and I will do another blog post and list the status of everything tomorrow.  A new stamp manufacturing company has contacted me about making stamps (my old stamp company was sold) and I'm tempted to have them make our 2 new Christmas sets that we finished last month. I will show you a peek tomorrow and see if you like them. My old stamp company was sold  I've also been given some contacts for other stamp manufactures to see if they want to carry our best sellers.  Material Girl is almost sold out and that is so sad!  But - maybe no company will want our stamps now that I've discounted them so much and will also be offering them digitally.

We still have a large amount of some sets and tons of printed stuff like Stickers, Creative Scraps, Booklets, etc and they are all on SALE. 

PS - I will add the Halloween CD to our Etsy Store tomorrow

Wishing you all joy & creativity

Sandy
 
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3 comments:

Brenda Evans said...

Oh Sandy I can't wait to see the christmas collection. I'll bet it is beautiful as is everything. I can't tell you how much I love the halloween digis. I love the fact that you can manipulate them (if you have program to do so) and make them to what you need. The papers are just gorgeous and print out fantastic on a laser printer. I haven't tried my inkjet yet. Thank you for making things available in digi formats.

Brenda Evans said...

Oh Sandy I can't wait to see the christmas collection. I'll bet it is beautiful as is everything. I can't tell you how much I love the halloween digis. I love the fact that you can manipulate them (if you have program to do so) and make them to what you need. The papers are just gorgeous and print out fantastic on a laser printer. I haven't tried my inkjet yet. Thank you for making things available in digi formats.

Anonymous said...

Sandy, I am really looking forward to seeing the new Christmas collection!! I appreciate all the time taken to make these quality products. In my opinion, your stamps would still fly off the shelves if you did find a company to manufacture them, and I would be one of those buyers :) I'm afraid that I am not in a position at this time to be able to print my own papers, etc but do love your cd's for some of the smaller items.