May Challenge | chance to win $15 gift card!
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Hi everyone, I’m stepping in for Nicole this month to bring you the monthly blog challenge! Thank you to everyone who has entered any of the previous challenges, it’s always so exciting for me to see all the different interpretations of the templates and the super pages you create with them pop up in my gallery! And now – on to last month’s winner: the random generator picked lorryfach as April’s winner, with her fun “Two Menus” page! Congratulations Lorry, please check your PMs over at TLP for details of how to claim your prize!

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When I am stuck for ideas for my layouts, I sometimes go back through older pages and see if I can scraplift my own work to create a new layout. This month’s template is based on one of my layouts of my son whizzing around LegoLand in these little lego cars:

Legoland Driver by Kate Hadfield

Here’s the template I made from this page:

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Happy NSD!
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Happy (almost!) National Scrapbook Day! I hope you enjoy a great weekend full of fun, games, shopping and scrapping! As usual, I am celebrating with a storewide sale, some new releases and some fun freebies! Everything in the store (with the exception of the licenses) is on sale at 30% off through Monday May 5th. All the usual fun and games are going on over in the TLP forums too:

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I have a couple of new products for you this weekend too! These new goodies are included in the storewide sale and as such are 30% off through Monday.

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A FREE kit from The Lilypad designers!
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It’s time for another Lilypad Facebook Hop! My contribution to the Hop is this pack of Bits and Pieces doodles (handy for adding a little doodled fun to your pages and projects!).  The Lilypad Hop sets are only available as free downloads for a limited time: April  21 – 27, 2014 so be sure to collect them all before they’re gone! Visit my Facebook fanpage and click on FB Hop tab to download my contribution. Or you can start the hop over at The Lilypad’s Facebook page and visit all the contributing designers to collect all the pieces of this fun free kit!

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TLP Facebook HopThanks for reading, happy hopping! :)

 

He Is Risen!
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Today’s new releases were created for some of the winners of my recent Custom Doodle Contest! I had a handful of entries requesting an Easter pack to compliment my Nativity pack and He Is Risen! is the result! He Is Risen! doodles and stamps are both on sale at 50% off TODAY ONLY as part of our SOSN promotion! No coupon necessary, just add them to your cart (promotion ends at midnight EST Wednesday 16th April).

He Is Risen! doodles by Kate Hadfield

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Magazines and more magazines ~ WOYWW 252
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Here’s What’s On My Workdesk this week:

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  • lots of pens (part of my search for the perfect white pen! The Posca paint marker is still my favourite so far in case you were wondering)
  • sheet of brush stroke exercises, I haven’t painted for a long time so I’m brushing up (ha ha! geddit?!) on my painting skills!
  • new book page border doodles (a sneak peak of the upcoming BYOC godies)
  • big pile of as yet unread magazines, I am going to treat myself to a lazy evening in front of the TV and read them all tonight hopefully!
  • current edition of Simply Cards and Papercraft along with a sheet of the drawings I made for the magazine

Evolution of digital stamp design from sketch to magazine! Kate Hadfield Designs

Here’s a different photo of the magazine and sketches including my preliminary pencil sketches, my final coloured versions and the how they appeared in the magazine. You can see where I changed my mind about the lion’s face and redrew him with a more rounded face (bottom left corner of the pencil sketch). I dug out my coloured versions to compare mine with those in the magazine, one of the things I enjoy the most about making digital stamps is seeing how everyone uses them differently and how they take on their own personality with all the different choices of colour and pattern!

Happy WOYWW everyone! I am looking forward to noseying around everyone’s desks again this week. :)

April Challenge | Chance to Win $15 Gift Card!
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Congratulations to the random winner of March’s blog challenge: jennmccabe with her fabulous “Favorite Things” layout! Congratulations Jenn, please check your inbox over at The Lilypad for details of how to claim your prize!

Are you ready for April’s challenge? This month I have something a little geometric-y for you. (Is that a word?) Anyway, I received this email from Old Navy and loved the vertical shapes and thought it would make an interesting template. You know how this works, download the template and complete a page by April 30, 2014 for a chance to win a $15.00 gift card to Kate Hadfield’s shop!

Inbox Inspiration from Old Navy:
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Here is my page:

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Educational Use License changes
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If you are a regular reader of this blog you might remember me talking about a few measures I put in place to simplify my business last year and so make more time for creating!  As such I have made some changes to the Educational Use licenses available in the store: instead of offering annual, renewable licenses you can now purchase a lifetime license for either Teachers Pay Teachers, Teachers Notebook, or your own personal blog (please read the description for what constitutes a personal blog!) – or all three if you so desire! If you have already purchased an annual license you should already have had an email from me: your annual license will be upgraded to a lifetime license, at no extra cost, providing you contact me with the address of your TPT, TN or blog store. Licenses for blogs running eCommerce software, multiple owner blogs or eCommerce websites are still available on a case-by-case basis, please contact me for further details. Continue reading

Happy St Patrick’s Day ~ 50% off Irish goodies!
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Happy St Patrick’s Day to you! If you are Irish (or even if you would like to be Irish!!) I hope that you have a lovely day celebrating today! When a customer recently contacted me asking for a “lady leprechaun” to go with my Luck of the Irish pack I thought it would be a good opportunity to revamp all my Irish themed doodles and create the matching stamp packs at the same time! Luck of the Irish, St Paddy’s Pranks and Penny Pincher alpha are all part of the SOSN sale this week, and in honour of St Patrick’s Day I have started the sale early! All these goodies are 50% off through Wednesday. (No coupon necessary, just add to your cart!)

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Flora-Joodles and Also Edgy
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It’s the first Friday of the month and that means it’s BYOC time! I have two new products for you today: some new Also Edgy papers and some cheerful Flora-Joodles flowers! This month’s palette felt very springlike to me (we’re just starting to see some signs of spring here now and we’ve even had the odd sunny day!) so I immediately knew I wanted to make some flowers! I also enjoyed getting painty while making my Edgy papers last week and so I got my paints out again to make another Edgy pack of colourful papers to coordinate with the flowers!  All the BYOC collection is on sale at 20% off all weekend.

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