Thursday, 29 April 2010

(i)NSD celebration starting early at JessicaSprague.com

You do not want to miss the celebrations for (i)NSD over at JessicaSprague.com. We are kicking it all off today!































Don't miss the freebies from me and Nisa Fiin on the home  page blog today. The freebies are up for today only!


































Go here for the download link!

You also do not want to miss the challenges in the forum today and Friday!






























Come and join us all through the weekend!

Monday, 26 April 2010

A Wonderful Day

Today I released a new product in my shop at JessicaSprague.com. It's a template and Quick Page combo called A Wonderful Day.
A Wonderful Day
(Click on the image to go to the product)

The template includes glass bead embellishments and a full upper and lower case alpha set. The quick page features the same glass beads, a circles accent brush, a beautiful textured paper with a torn edge.

Here's my sample of the quick page.
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The lovely CT ladies have created some beautiful layouts with the template.
Monica Lifferth did this one:
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Here's what Lisa Corbin Polak did:
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And here's Camille Robinson's layout:
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(Click on the images to go to the gallery for full credits)

And here's a gorgeous layout by Linn Woodard with the Sweet On You papers and elements:

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Galna Kocken is blogging!

My husband, the chef, has started a new blog. Long time coming! We talked about this last year and had this idea that he would cook and I would shoot and then he would blog about it. Well, that kind of fell through but now he finally decided to go for it.

He will take photos of his food and then every now and then talk about food and drinks, and perhaps kitchen gadgets. He is planning to blog in Swedish but anyone can check out the pics and be inspired.

He calls himself Galna Kocken - the Crazy Chef. Check him out!

Photo dump (including P52)

Yesterday I took a walk around our neighbourhood to enjoy the lovely weather and to get away from the computer for a while. I desperately needed a breather and this walk did the trick!

Just a few minutes away from our house there is a nursery and they always have the loveliest flowers in their garden. They usually keep to a theme and the impact is impressive. Right now it's blue and purple pansies everywhere. Here's one corner of the garden.
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On my way back I caught a glimpse of an old flower pot in someone's garden and it intrigued me. It was broken but I still thought it was beautiful.
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And then I saw an old tree that was hit by lightning and liked the structure of the bark.
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Today's high point was sitting outside, reading magazines and drinking chai latte while waiting for the washing machine to finish its cycle.
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Yes, I read MSW. Yes, I have been married since 2001. Yes, it's my favourite mag in the world. :D

And then to this week's P52. I took it yesterday while on my walk. The cherry blossoms are almost about to burst. I think I will come back again next week and see the difference.
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I'll be back tomorrow with a new product and some inspiration layouts by the JessicaSprague.com CT. Have a nice remainder of this glorious Sunday.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

OBW (One Buck Wednesday)!

Hey, check out OBW at JessicaSprague.com today. My Stick It set is going for, you guessed it, $1! Now isn't that a steal or what?

There are also some great stuff by LivE, iKari, Jessica, and Creativity by Crystal.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Sweet on You eye candy

Here's some stuff created with the Sweet on You  Paper Pack and Elements Pack.

I created this layout about some sweets I got for the husband on Valentine's.
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Click here for additional credits.

Here is more eye (and real) candy.
Kari Holt created this completely off the charts fabulous sweets matchbox. You can get the templates she created  for it here.



















Chris Dewald created this calendar page.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

New in store preview

I have two new products coming up in the shop tomorrow. It's one paper pack and a coordinating elements pack inspired by spring with soft pastel colours and sweet patterns.


Sweet On You Paper Pack
Sweet on You
Click on image to go to the product

There are ten papers in this pack, the blue, pink, and cream papers come in one patterned and one solid version. There are two different patterned brown papers and two striped papers. They are all nicely textured.

Sweet On You Elements Pack
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Click on image to go to the product

In this elements pack there are twenty items: Six gel buttons in different colours and patterns, two journaling cards with a scroll design, three beautiful word art, two distressed photo frames (both with and without drop shadow), three metal charms, one double sided paper strip, one circle accent. Not all items are shown in the  preview image.

Be sure to stop by my little part of the JessicaSprague.com shop tomorrow!

Project 52+

I think I am finally getting back to being excited about photography again. I have just been blah about it for a while.

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This week's P52 photo was taken yesterday when my brother in law and our nephew came over to have dinner and watch football. There was a whole arsenal of "Cars" displayed on the back of our sofa. Very cute.

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Today we went shopping for some new lavendar, remember last year's died during the winter, some herbs and perhaps also some tomato plants. We came home with none of that. Go figure. But we did get some flowers for the porch. I think it turned out quite lovely.
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Friday, 16 April 2010

Finally Friday

After the week I have had, I feel I am very deserving.
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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

More CT eye candy

I can't not post these beautiful layouts by the awesome girls in the js.com CT gallery. I am so glad to have them! In these layouts they have used some of my templates.

Renee Morris Dezember created this layout with my It's a Start Templates I
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Click here for credits

Chris Dewald created these layouts with the same template set and my It's a Start Templates II.
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Check the Inspiration gallery at js.com next week for credits.

I love seeing my bare bone templates come to life. And with talented girls like these two to help me out, I cannot be happier.

Monday, 12 April 2010

3 more days

Don't forget to throw in your hat in the Creative Team Search at JessicaSprague.com. You have three more days to post your three favourite layouts if you have not done so already.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Project 52 and more

So tonight I was going to put together my P52 stuff and I checked the camera. This week there were three, I'm not kidding, three photos. Wow, I am slipping. I really need to get a grip on my photography. Sheesh!

So, there was this photo from last weekend, lunch with the husband. It was delish!
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Then there was this that I took while the husband fixed his dinner today.
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And then this week's P52 photo. I planted allium bulbs in October and they are starting to come up. So excited about that. Just ignore the dead plant behind it though, lol. Our butterfly lavendar plants didn't make it through the harsh winter.
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Saturday, 10 April 2010

CT members doing their magic

The JessicaSprague.com creative team has som talented ladies doing beautiful work. Just look at this!

Miki did this page for our Spraground challenge last week.
In this layout she used my Flutter by butterflies.






















Click here for credits

Rachael (rsheedy) recently did this page where she used my It's a start templates 1.






















Click here for credits

Aren't they good?

Monday, 5 April 2010

New products in the store

I said the other day that I would have not one but two new products up in the store today. And guess what: I do!

The first product is a template set with twelve coordinating templates that will make a beautiful album if used together.
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The second one is a sticker set with nine grungy and textured stickers and as a bonus I threw in the same designes in the shape of masks with a die cut effect.
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I hope you like them!

Oh, and don't forget about the CT search! If you like the designs of me and my fellow designers and you are looking for a CT spot then don't hesitate to apply!

Time for a new freebie

You might have noticed that I changed my banner the other day? Well, with spring upon us I wanted something new and fresh; those fireworks had been here for far too long now. I wanted something light and airy. What better to fit that description than bubbles in the sky?

And then all this fresh air must have gone to my head because I decided to put this design up here for you guys to grab. Yay!

In this freebie you get one 12x12 paper, one .png file with four bubbles, and one .abr brush set with the same four bubbles.
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Click right here to download the freebie.
Please remember to read the terms of use included in the zip file. This is for personal use only. Thank you!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

The Housewives Collection

My neighbour Madeleine recently started a business selling jewellery and other accessories and asked me to help her create a logo.

The products she is selling are beautiful and she wanted the logo to have the same feel. She wanted something sophisticated and sexy but with an edge and a bit on femininity thrown in the mix. She also wanted a clear nod to Desperate Housewives.

We quickly came up with the basic design and then it was a breeze from there, working on the details. We used black and white as the main colours to set the tone - edgy and sexy, the script font represents the feminine side, the red apple is the only splash of colour, and the shape of the outline is almost like a tag on a bottle of preserves, which is a hint at the housewives name, but without being oldfashioned.

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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Growing up

This little guy wants to become a zucchini when he grows up
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We started the pre season growing in our kitchen windows last week. To date two little plants have come up and I replanted them yesterday. I think they are awfully darling!