Friday, August 21, 2015


There is a brand new Somerset Digital Studio magazine, and I'm honoured to be in it!  Hollie Haradon (of Holliewood Studios and leader of Mischief Circus fame) gathered friends and made a new kit for Alice in Wonderland.  You can get it for free (yes, FREE!) when you buy the magazine.

If you want to get it, here's where you can buy it!

Saturday, June 6, 2015


Had to share some recent finds: - this resonated with me.  Too often we save things for "special occasions" and they are never used. - a new to me blog that I am looking forward to reading from post to post - I have been slowly reading this blog and enjoying it all - gives me some good ideas, and was a fun read - I don't use my mobile enough to take photos, so I am looking forward to trying some of these tips out - I saw this in a post from Cathy Zielske

Have a great coming week - and thank you, HRH Queen Elizabeth, for having a birthday so that we can have a long weekend this weekend.

Sunday, May 31, 2015


I actually played in PhotoShop last night.  It has been several months since I've opened/played in PhotoShop or even scrapped (computer issues followed by pneumonia).  But I had recently picked up some Indie Fonts and decided to fiddle with them in PSCS4 and add some styles.  This is Helena font, with a foam style from Mommyish, and a shadow style to give it a bit more depth.  I ended up doing days of the week, months and a couple of phrases in Matilda (another font).

Not a huge play, but it was fun!  As Helena is a cursive handwritten kind of script, some of the letters didn't join very well.  I ended up doing some joining/manipulation to make the words look better, which was an embuggerance, but hey, I am mostly happy with how they turned out.

I've been going through some Project Life blogs - I have serious blog and scrapping envy as a result.  Great ideas, and do-able, and inspiring... I just need to actually DO something.

Anyway, it's getting late - and we're light weights at night with our early starts (ie at work around 6.30am).  So I shall bid you goodnight, and good week - we are looking at -5C mornings this week... hello Winter!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Struggling Artist

More in the sense of struggling to be an artist, as opposed to making money from an artistic venture.  I have always being doing something artsy (writing, photography, of late, digital scrapbooking and a stint as a digital scrapbooking designer) but have been in a creative slump for the past while.

And, speaking of struggling, my blogging has been irregular at best.  I'm on the highway to hell, paved with all my good intentions, but hey, I'm not in charge there yet. 

In any case, we recently entered the world of Netflix.  I'm discovering a whole new world of truly terrible television, interspersed with magical television.  Unfortunately, the magical television doesn't seem to last more than one season... but I'm still searching for a new favourite one that lasts for many seasons so that I can binge-watch it all.

A couple of months back, we were blessed enough to buy new (read: larger) drives.  It took quite some time to get them set up.  It took all that time because we were trying to find a way to backup all the data we had... and apparently we have too much stuff for traditional methods of back up.  So I got to manually back-up my data and now, frankly, I'm scared to change anything because it was such a mongrel of a job I don't want to do it all again!

My old faithful Toshiba tablet died after almost five years of valiant service, so I ended up upgrading to one of the original iPad Minis.  I really am not a fan of all my eggs in Apple's baskets (and I really am not a fan of having to manage files through iTunes) so it's been a struggle.  I do enjoy being able to pare out my iPhone's applications so that I can put more music on it, and I like the iPad because I can put my ebooks back in one place.  My daughter likes my iPad because she will get it when I upgrade (whenever that will actually happen, no one knows - however, she lives in hope).

So, back to my creative slump.  I can't call it a rut - I can't call it a rut because I imagine that you wear yourself into a rut and that's far too energetic for the inertia I've been experiencing.  Inertia - actually, that seems pretty accurate.  No action whatsoever.

A friend of mine, a wonderful artist and designer, invited me to participate in a wonderful venture last year - I learned this week that we may be published.  I'm not sure when that will happen, so it will be a wonderful surprise when it arrives.

I will leave it here with a quote that I feel I need to pay attention to:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Final Release Before My Store Closes


I've just set my last product to go live in store, so you have a couple more days to grab it and anything else you want before I close my doors.  Just remember to get all your downloads sorted before 1 November because that's when all my files will be removed from Deviant Scrap.

A HUGE thank you to all my friends and customers - your support has been fantastic, and I couldn't do it without you all.  MWAH!

So, here it is - the very last product from me:

Thank you again - and I'm sure I'll see you around digiscrap land, as a fellow scrapper.  :)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Closing Time...

It's with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be closing my store doors at DeviantScrap on 31 October.  Life has been kicking my butt these lst few months, with everything out of balance.  

So.  Everything is on sale, grab a bargain before they're gone for good!

Thank you, all, for your support!

Saturday, June 29, 2013