July 30, 2008

Updates, Finally Done With Princess Kit, & College

Well, first, sorry I have not been posting. I've been focusing all my time on getting my princess kit done and I finally finished it last night. As soon as I make a preview for it later tonight or tomorrow, it'll be up in stores. I'll also be posting a sampler freebie from it tomorrow. And I was so busy with my niece and nephew being here. Plus, in about 2 hours I'm leaving to go stay with my sister for a week and a half in Ohio so I've been busy backing up all my stuff so I can take it to my sister's and be able to scrap. But then I have to download everything which is gonna take hours.

Anyways, I'm really excited. Last week I got something inviting me to an open house and the culinary school I wanna go to so I signed up for that on the 9th. Then the next day I got a call from someone from the school and I'll have a meeting with her when I get back from Ohio so I'm really excited. I really wanna go to this school.

Well, that's about all for now, as soon as I'm at my sisters and have everything downloaded on her computer, I'll be starting with freebies again. And don't forget the sampler freebie will be up tomorrow. And also, on August 1st, make sure to come by for a HUGE freebie collab.

July 24, 2008

New Store, New Products, Charm Freebie #7, & CU Paper Template Reuploaded

Well, the other day Lynne from Baby Cakes Scraps emailed me inviting me to join Creative Scraps and since one of my other stores is closing I decided to. So you'll be able to get my stuff there now, I'll add it to my stores after I post this blog.

I have 5 new products in my stores that I got uploaded today. You can find them here at Busy Scrappin, here at Creative Scraps, and here at Ahhh Scrap. They'll also be available sometime within the next day or two at Magical Scraps and Scrappin Freestyle. Everything is $2.00 except the pack of 3 animals is $5.00.

Also, I changed my packaging, not sure if I like it, any suggestions?

Previews of the new products:

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And now for the freebie, sorry it took so long I've been busy as you can see.

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Also, I know people had trouble downloading my diamond paper template so here's a 4shared download

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Comments are appreciated. Enjoy =]

July 22, 2008

Updates

Sorry I have not been posting or giving out freebies. I've been sick and had some other things going on and haven't gotten much done. Also, my niece and nephew are here for a few days so I've been kinda busy. Yesterday I took my nephew to see "The Dark Knight", the new Batman movie and it was REALLY good and I don't even like Batman. It's not really a kids movie though, it's kind of violent, I had to close my eyes sometimes. But it's a really good movie.

Well that's about it, I'll start with freebies tomorrow or the next day.

July 19, 2008

Random Stuff, My Next Tattoo, & A Freebie

Well first, sorry I didn't post the next charm yesterday. I made all the charms ahead of time and I messed up on the next one and didn't realize it so I have to redo it and didn't get time yesterday. I'll redo it today and post it tomorrow.

Also, next week I think I'm going to continue with words on charms since I've been getting alot of suggestions and requests for certain words. So if you have any you'd like, feel free to let me know. I do personalized ones, I did one for someone who wanted their kids names. So don't be shy to email me or leave me a comment.

Anyways, even thought I just got my first tattoo, I'm already getting another one. I've been thinking about it alot and as I said before, I like my tattoos to mean something. My grandpa died 5 years ago and I've known I wanted to get something for him so I decided to go ahead and do it. I'm doing it within the next month because every year I go to Tennessee for my family reunion and my grandma (his wife) lives there and we stay with her so I'm gonna kinda surprise her. My grandpa loved the guitar and had this guitar for a long time and when he got cancer, he gave it to my cousin. His guitar is also engraved on his headstone. So I'm going to get his guitar on my leg and it'll have flowers and vines wrapping around it with a hummingbird drinking from one of the flowers. I chose the hummingbird because my grandma (his wife) loves them. She's not dead yet lol but she's gonna be buried next to my grandpa and they share a headstone so it's already made and her side has a hummingbird on it. So I'm kinda doing it as a surprise for her too. Then when my mom's parents die, I'll get one for them. And my mom and dad too. Now I just need to pick colors and what kind of flowers I want in the tattoo, decisions decisions.

Anyways, today it was my day to do a freebie in my other store Ahhh Scrap. It's not CU but I hope you guys like it. Not all are shown in the preview but there are 15 metal heart embellishments. When you click the link it'll take you to the store and you can download there.

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July 17, 2008

Charm Freebie #6

Sorry I'm late on posting the freebie today. I've been gone all day. I went and hung out with a friend of mine that used to be my best friend but I haven't seen her in 2 years so that was nice I guess.

Someone asked if I was doing anymore Lil Furry Guys and to answer your question, I'm not sure. I might if I get bored but right now I'm pretty busy.

Here's todays freebie

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Enjoy

July 16, 2008

Charm Freebie #5

Again, not much to write about today.

If you guys have made anything with anything of mine, please email it to me at shiloschwab@yahoo.com. I'd like to make a slideshow.

Anyways, here's the next charm:

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Enjoy.

July 15, 2008

Charm Freebie #4 & CU Freebie

Well, someone yesterday left a comment and mentioned something about my tattoo. It's healing, it doesn't hurt anymore but it's peeling and itches like crazy and I can't scratch it. It's driving me insane. But well worth it, I love it.

Also, someone asked me to make a charm that says blessed. I left a comment on their blog asking if they wanted a specific color but their blog didn't look like it got updated alot so I'm not sure they'll see it. So if you read this, if there's a certain color you want the "Blessed" one to be, please let me know. I believe the name was Lynn.

Well, at one of my stores we all take turns and make a freebie on certain days and today was my turn. I decided to make mine commercial use. It's in psd format so you can use up to 3 different colors for your paper. The download link takes you to the store where you can download it. Just scroll down until you see the freebies section or click the freebies button on the side. Enjoy.

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And now here is the next charm. Also, just a reminder that these are personal use only.

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July 14, 2008

Charm Freebie #3

Not much to write about today. Still rushing to get my princess kit and 3 collab kits done. I feel unproductive, I haven't finished anything in weeks. I think maybe I went a little crazy with making things and wore myself into a rut and just needed a break.

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Enjoy. Comments are appreciated.

July 13, 2008

Charm Freebie #2

If anyone wants any particular words with certain colors of the chamrms, let me know and I'll do them if they're not already words I've done and haven't given out yet.

Not really much to talk about today so here's your next freebie.

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Enjoy and comments are appreciated.

July 12, 2008

Finally A New Freebie Line, Pictures, & Random Stuff

Well, not much has changed, I'm still really busy. And I'm selling at 2 more stores now, I lost count on what I'm up to.

And now about the new freebie line. I decided to do some charms. I made 7, each with a different word, color, and shape. If I get a good response on these then I'll do another set next week. I'm giving out one everyday. If I do more, they won't necessarily be words, they could be shapes all based off the same theme, etc. So give me feedback on if you want another set or not. I'll put a poll on the side of my blog. Here's the first one. It's not actual size so don't just save the picture.

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Enjoy and please remember to let me know what you think.

July 10, 2008

Need Designers & CTs For A Store

Well, I'm finally making progress on some kits I need to do so I'm happy with that. I'm still working on coming up with freebies. I'm thinking I'll do charms.

Anyways, a friend of mine and a friend of hers have just opened a store and need designers and creative team members. If you're interested, look at the ads below.


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July 8, 2008

Some Updates, Pictures, An Award, & About Freebies

Well first of all, I am sorry for the lack of freebies and posting. I still haven't been feeling well. I've also been very busy spending alot of time in search of items that are worth investing in to help my designing. I've been searching for 3 days lol. Not to mention I have 3 collab kits I'm participating in that I'm trying to get done on top of my princess kit I've been talking about. And then on top of that, I need to run challenges in my stores which I have not started yet but need to. I feel very overwhelmed and unproductive. I haven't gotten anything done.

On another note, my foot is still sore. The other night at 4 in the morning, it started to hurt so I looked down and it was swollen like 4 times it's size. I had to go wake my mom up but I was in excruciating pain and it took me 5 minutes just to walk from my room to hers and then she helped me back lol. I feel disabled. But the swelling has gone down and the tattoo is starting to scab over so it's healing. I wish it would hurry up. I think it swelled so much because that day I walked on it alot and attempted wearing shoes and going shopping even though I'm not supposed to. It was a bad idea since I ended up taking my shoes off and walking around Target barefoot 5 minutes after we got there. I'll post more pictures from our tattoo party at the end of this entry.

Well, and now about freebies. I have decided that I will not be doing anymore Lil Furry Guys. Although there will be some in an upcoming freebie collab kit so look out for that. But now I need to decide on a new line of freebies to give. I was thinking something like metal charms everyday? Or like word art with a quote. Just for the next week, then next week I'll do some kind of new line. If anyone has any ideas or likes one of my ideas, let me know.

Also, Leaonna over at Busy Scrappin gave me a blog award. Now I have to pass it on to 7 people. Thanks Leaonna.


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My 7 people that I'm giving it to are:

Kathy @ Carolina Girl Scrap Creations
Laura @ Cinnamon Scraps
Farrah @ Farrah's Creations
Jen @ Jen Smith Designs
Sonel @ Sonel's Corner
Lisa @ Sophisticated Scraps
Lisa @ Arty Pharty


My tattoo:
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My foot and leg swollen to 4 times it's size:
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My Mom's tattoo (it was a cover up of a rose and heart with my Dad's name in it):
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My sister's tattoo (this was also her first tattoo. Except she's almost 30 lol):
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My sister's rose in the trinity symbol is pink but it looks red cause it had just got done. More people got tattoos but I haven't got them off my camera yet. Well, that's it for now.

July 7, 2008

Not Feeling Too Good

I am sorry I didn't post a freebie today but I've been busy all day and I'm not feeling very good. Also, my foot is so sore from my tattoo and it's hard to avoid since I do have to walk. So I haven't felt like doing much today. I will post 2 freebies tomorrow to make up for it. I also have a few more pictures from everyone getting tattoos I will post. But I'm sorry about the freebies, I'll make up for it tomorrow. Hopefully I'm not so sore and I feel better.

July 5, 2008

Got My Tattoo Yay

I finally got it.. it took them a half hour just to get me to let them start cause I was nervous it'd hurt. Then I finally let him go and it didn't hurt that bad. Only in some spots like towards my toes and around my ankle. It took about an hour and a half. The colors I picked kinda stand for myself and people important to me.

The drawing on my foot before:

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And the tattoo finished (ignore some spots of blood..):

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Well, let me know what you think

Lil Furry Guy 9 &10

Well, today I'm getting my tattoo, in 2 hours. I'm excited lol but I'm nervous cause I'm not sure how well I'll take the pain. I'll post pictures of it later.

Anyways, like I said yesterday, I'll give today's Lil Furry Guy and yesterday's since I was too busy to do it yesterday. Hope everyone have a good 4th of July.

Some people have requested certain animals and I just want to let you guys know, I'm not ignoring your requests but, if I don't make it then I'm saving it to make for a collab kit that you guys will get later. So I will make them, just not yet. Except the dog, I'm still trying to get a decent looking dog lol. Anyways, here's just a regular yellow one and my attempt at a furry guy butterfly.

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Enjoy and please comment.

July 4, 2008

Some Updates & About Today's Freebies

Well firstly, the 4shared issue has been sorted out and everything should be ok now. But still let me know if you have any problem downloading any of my freebies.

Tomorrow I'm getting my tattoo so I'm excited, I'll post pictures of it when it's done. Hopefully I go through with it lol. I don't take pain well.. and it'll be on my foot which is like all bone.

And about today's freebies. Being that it's the 4th of July, I will mostly be busy all day. My sister and niece and nephew will be here most of the day and then my best friend and her nephew will be here too. And then later tonight, tonsssss of my family are going to see fireworks. So all in all, I will be pretty busy today. I'm not sure I will have time to make freebies today so if I don't, I'll do it later tonight sometime or tomorrow I'll give freebies for that day and today. Sorry for the wait, I would have made them yesterday but I completely forgot.

Anyways, happy 4th of July

July 3, 2008

Stupid 4shared & Lil Furry Guy #8

Ok well first of all, today ALOT of people who use 4shared had an abuse folder show up in their files. Some of them now can't even get into their accounts. I had an abuse folder show up and it's SUPPOSED to mean I have copyrighted files in my account. And that is so stupid because anything I have made has been made completely by me or from CU items. So why I have gotten the abuse folder, I don't know. And if someone reported me then maybe you should double check what you're reporting first and then go out and get a life. Not only is this happening to me but I know of over 30 other people.

So all in all, if my freebie files get deleted, I will make a new account and repost the bigger freebies for you guys to download. If any of my downloads are not working please let me know. It should be anytime now that they make it so I can't log onto my account.

Also, I'm working on my first action. In my last post, I talked about the princess castle I made completely from nothing in Photoshop so I'v decided to make it into a CU action and sell it in my stores. Not sure of a price yet.

Also, I plan on coming up with a new freebie line for you guys. Like the Candy Land and Lil Furry Guys where you get one a day and they all go together.

Here's Lil Furry Guy #8. I don't know how many more of these I will be doing. I'm not very happy with this one but yeah.

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Enjoy and please comment.

July 2, 2008

Out Of My Rut & Lil Furry "Guy" #7

Well, like I said yesterday I was in a rut and then I got an idea for my next PTU kit and I have started it and so far, it's been my favorite I've done. This morning I spent hours making a princess castle from nothing on Photoshop and I love it. You guys can see it in the preview when my kit is done. I might give a sample of the kit, not sure yet.

Also, I plan on trying to come up with ideas for some new freebies for you guys.


Anyways, here's Lil Furry "Guy" #7 even though it's a girl. Someone requested a purple one so I made this. Also, someone requested a dog, and I tried but I didn't have much luck. I'll try again tomorrow.

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Enjoy, and please comment.

July 1, 2008

Designing Rut & Lil Furry Guy #6

If anyone has made anything at all with anything of mine, please email it to me at shiloschwab@yahoo.com

Well, a few posts ago I told you how the winners of my contest got to pick my color swatches for my next 2 PTU kits, and I got the first color swatch a few days ago. When I first saw it, I loved the colors and I still do but they've been a challenge for me.. they're dark, calm colors and I usually tend to go for bright and vibrant. I wanted it to have a more realistic look and I'm having ALOT of trouble. I don't have the money to buy CU items and actions so I don't have much to work with unless my products start selling so I'm in kind of a rut.. so sorry if I don't have too much for a while, I'm trying my best. And to the people who won, sorry if it takes a while for your kit to be finished.

Also, I'm glad everyone likes my Jean Pockets.. I've had over 70 comments on them and more than 650 downloads.

Well, here is Lil Furry Guy #6, I made this because someone said their daughter always called my lil furry guys cats no matter how many times she corrects her, so I made a cat so this time she won't be wrong =]. Not sure how well I did on this one, let me know what you think.

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Enjoy, and comments are appreciated.