Thursday, May 4, 2017

The iNSD Celebration Starts Now!! **NEW** Creative Essentials Bundle, Sales, Specials and a Chance to Win a $10 Coupon to my Store!

It's that time of year again!!!

4 amazing days of some of the best bargains in digi-land!
(and the perfect time to clear some of those Wish List items!)

Not only are all of my Kits, Extra Packs and Templates 40% OFF...
I also have 2 iNSD incredible Specials going on in my PBP Store!
 You can purchase these Specials as many times as you want through Monday, May 8th!
(and YES...Mega Bundles ARE included!)
But that's not all...
I've also created a BRAND NEW Creative Essentials Bundle of wonderful goodies
you don't want to miss!
"Why?" you ask?
Because this special Bundle can be used ALL THE TIME...
on any page you create!
6 AMAZING, full-size packs to enhance your pages for just $8.99 through Monday, May 8th!
Take a look:
Photo Masks (large enough for photos and papers to be clipped to), Messy Stitches, Lace Stamps, Mishmashed Edges, Across-The-Page Brick Masks, and Grungy Page Blendits!
Take a look at a Before and After (using the Creative Essentials Bundle) from CTM Lori!
Here's her "before" page using my "This Year I Will - Collection" 
 And here's her updated page using something from each of the packs in the
Gorgeous, right?
How about a little more CT inspiration using this wonderful bundle
and a variety of kits from my store? 
 Amazing what some fun masks, stamps and edges will do for a layout!

Now what's a celebratory weekend without a little bit of fun and a chance to win a $10 coupon???

Join me for my iNSD Weekend Scavenger Hunt and you'll be entered to win a $10 coupon
to my store!

Get all the details HERE!

How about some FWP's???
And don't forget...
a new month means new Challenges in the PBP Forum!

I hope you enjoy all the wonderful sales and specials  going on now through
Monday,  May 8th!
Visit my PBP Store for all the goodies!
Happy Shopping & Happy Hunting!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Can You Hear The Rain - The April Pickle Barrel Is Open

Welcome to my April Pickle Barrel!!

Can you believe another month has passed?
I remember when I was young time seemed to move so slowly....
now the weeks just fly by!

Another fun Pickle Barrel is in store for you this month!
I just love the combination of blues, tans, whites and grays...
they are perfect colors for any page!
Great for boys, spring, summer, vacations, beach and your everyday pages.
I had so much fun creating this Collection...I know you'll have just as much fun using it!
It has a great mix of artsy and traditional packs so you can take it in any direction
your creative heart desires. 
First...
 the core of the Pickle Barrel...the fabulous 6 for $6 + FWP!
Get everything pictured below: wonderful elements, gorgeous papers, great word bit snips, Stitched decos and wonderful smatters.
PLUS you'll receive a FABULOUS
Pack of 4 12X12 Torn Templates FREE!
(The FWP Templates are only available when you purchase the 6-Pack+ FWP 
or take advantage of the Want-It-All Special below between now and Friday, April 21st!)
Here's a closer look at this these fun Templates!
Clip papers or photos to them and place a background behind!
(so many ways to use these!)
You can also mix and match the 6 individual packs for just $1 each as well.

Save 25% OFF the 5 individual Add-On Packs this week or save 40% OFF when you purchase
the Add-On Bundle
You'll love the worn and Torn Edges, rainy day Word Art, fun Snippets, awesome Artsy Bits and really cool Transfers.

And for those that Want-It-All....


save an EXTRA 10% when you purchase the
 6 for $6 + FWP and the Add On Bundle AND get an EXTRA freebie!
that's 13 packs for just $14.57 when you use Coupon Code: CBJ-APRWIA at checkout!
(less than $1.25 a pack)
 But that's not all.....
you'll ALSO receive this fabulous template pack from Jumpstart Designs FREE!!!

All FWPs and the Bonus Templates will be added to your cart when you purchase the
6-Pack + FWP AND the Add-On Bundle in the next 4 days!

Head over to my store and grab up these amazing deals between now and
11:59PM EDT Friday, April 21st!

And now...a little inspiration from my amazing Creative Team using just the 6 for $6 + FWP!
(It was so hard choosing just a few!)
And....a little sampling of what you can create with EVERYTHING:

I hope you enjoy this month's Pickle Barrel going on now through Friday, April 21st!
Only 4 days to grab this amazing collection!
See the whole Collection HERE

Looking for a fun Challenge to use your Pickle Barrel goodies?

Head over to the PBP Forum and try out the
April Pickle Barrel Mojo Challenge!
(which happens to feature my Collection!)
Want to stay "in the know"?
Sign up for my Newsletter and never miss the special EXCLUSIVE Hidden Links to full collections specially priced just for subscribers,
Giveaways, Coupon and Freebies!
Want to have some fun?
Join the Facebook Fan Group and share your pages created with CBJ products, get special peeks, freebies, coupons and more!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

I can't wait to see your pages!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It's A Brand New Day! The March Pickle Barrel is Open!


Welcome to my March Pickle Barrel!!
This fabulous Collection is the essence of Spring!
It's bright and sunny and you just can't help but to smile as you create page after page!
Perfect for Spring, Summer, Outdoors, Nature and everyday pages!
You'll LOVE what I have for you this month!
Fabulous Pickle Barrel packs and Add-Ons await you as well as some amazing FWP's!
Grab your favorite beverage, sit back and have a look!

First...
 the core of the Pickle Barrel...the fabulous 6 for $6 + FWP!
Get everything pictured below: wonderful elements, gorgeous papers, fun word bits that you can create endless sentences, captions or just highlight special moments, some shabby masks and the ever popular page blendits!
**PLUS** you'll receive a **FABULOUS**
Add-On Mini Kit **FREE**!
(The FWP Add-On Mini Kit is only available when you purchase the 6-Pack+ FWP 
or take advantage of the Want-It-All Special below between now and Friday, March 24th!)
Here's a closer look at this AWESOME FWP!
You can also mix and match the 6 individual packs for just $1 each as well.

Save 30% OFF individual Add-On Packs this week or save 50% OFF when you purchase
the Add-On Bundle
 Take your scrapping to a new level with these 6 GORGEOUS packs:
Over-The-Edge Frames, Loopy Scribbles, Vintage Blenders, Artsy Bits, Word Art and adorable Journal Cards!

And for those that Want-It-All....

save an EXTRA 10% when you purchase the
 6 for $6 + FWP and the Add On Bundle AND get my 2 FREEBIES this month
It's A Brand New Day - Add On and the new It's A Brand New Day - Simply Stacked Templates 3
that's 14 packs for just 13.95 when you use Coupon Code: CBJ-MARWIA at checkout!
(less than $1 a pack!)

PLUS
you'll also receive a fabulous template pack from Heartstrings Scrap Art FREE!!!
**All FWPs and the Bonus Template will be added to your cart when you purchase the
6-Pack + FWP AND the Add-On Bundle!**

Head over to my store and grab up these amazing deals between now and
11:59PM EDT Friday, March 24th!

And now...a little inspiration from my amazing Creative Team using just the 6 for $6 + FWP!
(and let me tell you...these ladies went CRAZY!!! It was quite hard choosing just a few!)
And....a little sampling of what you can create with EVERYTHING:
 AND....here are a few samples using the new FWP Templates you'll receive when you purchase
These stacked templates are so much fun and a great way to use those wonderful patterned papers!
I hope you enjoy this month's Pickle Barrel going on now through Friday, March 24th!
Only 4 days to grab this amazing collection!

Want to stay "in the know"?
Sign up for my Newsletter and never miss the special EXCLUSIVE Hidden Links to full collections specially priced just for subscribers,
Giveaways, Coupon and Freebies!
Want to have some fun?
Join the Facebook Fan Group and share your pages created with CBJ products, get special peeks, freebies, coupons and more!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

I can't wait to see your pages!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Let's get blending! Technique Tutorial from CTM Anne!

Hi there! 
CTM Anne here to share the process I went through in creating this layout
which I showed you in yesterday's FB post.
I used Jill's Limited Release Take Me Away which will  be available only until
Sunday, March 19th!  Grab the Bundle for just $8.99 and follow along with me!
(of course this technique can be used with any kit you choose!)

1. I started with the position of the photos on background paper 14.
2. Because I'm a compulsive blender, I placed paper 19 on top and applied a linear dodge blend mode. 
3. Next I wanted to add a bit of shape to the layout, and at the same time create a base for the photos.
I clipped artsy pp 05 to mask 02 and placed them in position.

5. It looked way too busy, and swallowed up the photos, so I shrank the masked paper.
6. Better, but now I didn't have the shape I was after. To rectify that, I added a splatter
(paint splatters 01)
7. Now what?  Another photo and cluster of something down the bottom right for balance.
8. I still wasn't happy with the result, but didn't know why. 
Eventually I tried a large photo between the upper and lower groups.
9. It wasn't bad, but I didn't want the harsh edges.  A clipping mask would help with that. I liked the lines on mask 04.  They'd give a kind of canvas effect to the photo edges.
10. But the mask was the wrong shape.
 11. Simple solution - stretch the mask out so that it covered more of the photo.
12. I placed the mask under the photo and clipped the photo to it.
13. Not bad, but now I'd lost the paint splatter, so moved it up above the photo layer.
14. Then I experimented with blending modes on the photo I clipped to the mask
and liked the result of Hard Light.
15. And just to finish off, I added a couple more elements to the top photos and decided it needed a little contrast.  I placed the blue paper (paper17) behind the background paper, grabbed everything above it (except the paper/mask at the top, the black paper (19) and the stamp at the bottom right, then resized a bit to get the border to show.
And here is the final result!
I hope you enjoyed this technique tutorial and give it a whirl on one of your pages!

Hugs,

Anne

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

**New Release** Yep, It's My Birthday...Again + Freebies!

Wow!
Can you believe it's March already?
For me, that means another birthday...
another year older...and all that comes with being in your 50's!
This birthday will be a bit different...
my girls are in college...husband is in Australia...
it's just me and the dogs... 
BUT...
the girls and I will do our annual birthday lunch and a movie day,
which gives me something to look forward to!
(now if something decent we all can agree on comes out in time!)

Am I looking forward to this birthday?  Eh.
That was kinda the theme behind this new mini Collection.
(of course, it can be used for ANY birthday page you'd want to create)
Another definite MUST HAVE to add to your digi-stash! 
On Sale through Sunday, March 12th at my PBP Store!

Grab the Bundle for 35% OFF...
or save 25% OFF the Kit and Add-Ons
 (the Alpha is FREE when you purchase the Kit or Bundle!)
  My Creative Team made some amazing pages (as always)!
Take a look!
I love the pop of turquoise!

Head over to my Store and grab up this fun Collection while it's on sale!

My fabulous CT Manager and resident Den Mother created some freebies for you!
Grab this fun frame cluster HERE
Then head over to my Pinterest Board to grab this one!
I hope you enjoy this Mini Collection...I know you'll get a ton of use out of it!

Have a great week and happy scrapping!