Thursday, August 18, 2016

Welcome to the August Pickle Barrel! Want-It-All Coupon Inside!

It's Pickle Barrel time again and this month it's all about being being proud!
Proud of those you love, proud of your accomplishments...
proud of being the person that you are!
For me, I am so proud of my two daughters;
the oldest (18) begins her 3rd year of college and the youngest (17)
starts her first year of college.
This collection was definitely inspired by them!

So what do I have for you this month?
The amazing 6 for $6 + FWP
(you definitely don't want to miss the FWP!)
4 amazing Artsy Add On Packs, an Artsy Bundle 
the Want-It-All Pickle Barrel Weekend Special!

 the fabulous 6 for $6 + FWP!
Get everything pictured below PLUS the
I Couldn't Be Prouder - Artsy Templates FREE
(these Templates are only available when you purchase the 6-Pack or take advantage of the Want-It-All Special below this weekend!)
You can also mix and match the 6 individual packs for just $1 each as well.
Want to add a bit of artsy to your creations?
Save 30% OFF individual Add On Packs this weekend...
...or grab the Artsy Bundle and save 50% OFF!
And for those that Want-It-All....
purchase the 6-Pack & the Artsy Bundle, get 2 FREEBIES
(the Artsy Templates AND the September 2016 Calendar Kit)
if you use the coupon code below you'll save an EXTRA 10% OFF!!
A $41.97 value for just $11.25 after the coupon!

Head over to my store and grab up these amazing deals between now and
11:59pm Monday, August 22nd!

And now...a little eye candy from my amazing Creative Team!
And a few examples of how you can use the new Artsy Templates!
(available only when you purchase the 6 for $6)
Template 1:
Template 2:
I hope you enjoy this month's Pickle Barrel!
Going on now through Monday, August 22nd! 

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Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Yes! - Stuck Sketches August Challenge

I think I've picked up a new addiction...challenges!
While I've always been a designer...but  I've never really delved into
actually MAKING pages with my kits and collections!
Probably because I'm so spoiled having such an amazing Creative Team that brings my designs to life!
(I could never be as good as them!)
It was over the past few weeks that I thought I'd step outside of my comfort zone, try a few challenges
and give creating layouts a whirl.
I'll admit...I'm hooked.
I think I've made almost 25 pages over the past 2 weeks!
Challenges really do help the layout challenged person like myself.
They give you a starting point or directions (love when there are directions)
so one doesn't have to open up a blank canvas and just create.
I'm not that savvy yet.

I stumbled across Stuck Sketches on Facebook and headed to their Blog 
and lo and behold....another challenge awaited me!
So once again, I put aside what I really should be doing
(like finishing up a new collection before my Creative Team kills me)
and gave the August Challenge a whirl!

This is the "sketch" for the Challenge (there's a new one every month):
This is what I came up with using my Walk With Me - Fusion Kit:
(plus a little brush work of my own on the background)
 For those that don't know me, this is my youngest daughter Hope a few summers ago at a friend's "camp"
(they call them "camps" here in Louisiana...where I come from they call them summer homes")
shooting a rifle for the first time.
(Go, Hope!)

Looking forward to the next Stuck Sketch challenge!

Until then....