Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Things are heating up for the Sunshine Designers! I know I'm a bit late posting, with Easter and all (okay, who am I kidding...I'm always a bit late ;) but I wanted to put this up just in case you haven't heard:
The Sunshine Girls are looking for some Sunshine Sweeties!

3 layouts a month
Post in 3-4 galleries, including DST
Have fun!!!

If you’re interested please send an email to amandakay@cablelynx.com with a short bio and a link to your best gallery!

Call ends March 31st!!

LOL, so hurry quick to get those e-mails in--we're running out of time!

Also, just in case you missed the coupon inside the golden egg at the Sunshine blog, I wanted to clue you in:
So pick your favorite store and go have fun! ;)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

You Found Me!!!

Welcome to the Sunshine Sweets 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt!" The Sunshine Girls (and surprise... we've added a Mr. Sunshine to our little designer group) hope you enjoy our newest collaborative freebie "Sunshine Sweets".

In the spirit of a traditional Easter Egg hunt we've decided to send you on a little, and VERY easy, hunt for our freebies! Simply click on my egg and download my freebie... inside your download will be my portion of "Sunshine Sweets" along with the link to the blog of another Sunshine Girl (or guy! LOL) just follow that link and click on THEIR egg...their download will contain the link for the next blog... and so on and so on...

Oh! and what would be an Easter hunt without the GOLDEN EGG?? Somewhere during your hunt, you will download the Golden Egg, this link will take you to somewhere where you've NEVER been before, someplace NEW and VERY exciting!! This new place will have a great surprise for you (and only you, our loyal egg hunters)! This surprise will also contain a link that will help you continue on your hunt until at last your journey brings you back to my little blog... where your hunt will be complete!

No hurry...all of our links will be active for plenty long enough for you all to find your eggs, crack them open and enjoy your sweets in time for Easter! So, get busy...have fun and have a great Easter!!!



Click on my egg to download my part from 4shared! Make sure you unzip it to get your next clue! No fair just clicking on the blinkies--don't forget there's a hidden SURPRISE link that no one knows about, so you HAVE to check your clues!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Great Scott!

It's been busy. Should I leave it at that?

No WAY!! You need to know what we (the Sunshine gang) have been up to!

Pictures are worth a thousand words each, and I have several:



Need I say more? We've been BUSY!!! And now we have this kit for you! It is our first "REAL" kit...as in it will cost you money. But listen to this!!!

"Here it is--the MEGA collab collection from the Sunshine Girls! This kit is jam-packed with both sunny and shabby goodness! It includes over 80 unique papers and over 280 elements, including floral and glittery overlays, brackets and mats, along with 7 alphabets--over 750mb all together!"

Wowza! It's worth a million billion dollars, but you can get the whole Mega for $10!!! Plus then there's always the matching glitter, styles, and quickpages sold separately! It's probably the most beautiful kit I've ever seen in my life (and I am totally unbiased of course!).

And I'm a little late for St. Paddy's day, but I thought I might throw in a teensy freebie--since you read this whole thing!

PLUS stay tuned for tomorrow, when we unveil our Fantabulous Easter Freebie during our Easter Egg Hunt!!! There may even be MORE to unveil, but my lips are sealed.

Snag your freebie here.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Love Actually Continued...

Monica of MGL scraps got sick right before our release--so she didn't get to give you her part yet. But she's done, so head on over there and pick up her cute stuff!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Love, Actually

I'm keeping this baby up here on top till Valentines day, but don't miss my newer freebies down below!

You're going to fall in love with this amazing kit! The ladies have put together an incredible collection of Valentine's goodness! And the best part is, you can download it all at once. Better than that, if you don't WANT to download it all at once, you don't HAVE to, because it's sticking around a while, just like the last one!

Here are my links-enjoy! (click on the pictures)

Check out everyone else's stuff pronto--cuz it's GOOD!!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Carried Awaaaay!

So, I have big dreams. Well, I guess you could call them dreams if I was able to sleep. Which I would be able to do if I didn't have scrapbooking papers, designs, textures, and elements running through my head whenever I'm still for a moment...so many ideas, and not enough time to make them come true!

So last night, as I was trying to banish scrapping thoughts and invite sleepy ones, I got some ideas. I haven't been able to make them turn out like they are looking in my head, which is a pity. But I'm working on them, so wait and see. But when I gave up on sleepy thoughts last night and found myself at the computer opening Photoshop again (I think I might be taking this addiction a little to far...), I tried and tried to make what in my head show up on the computer. so during these experiments, I came up with some cool stuff that also happens to match Love Actually... so I thought I'd share, even though I haven't quite gotten the final product down. It'll be way cute, I'm thinking. But I guess you'll just have to wait and see--and make do with these two papers!

You will have to let me know what you think. It's one of those things where I think I like them...most of them...but am iffy on a few parts. Like that big brown, over-grunged stripe? Might be a little much. What do you think? Drop me a line and help me make stuff you like better, eh? =D (Click on the Pic to download them).


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Excitement is Mounting...

I'm done! Yes, my friends--no stressing this out till the last minute. I have finished my part of the Valentines kit. I wish I could post the links--I have them all ready to go. I hate waiting almost as much as you do! But that wouldn't be sporting. I have to wait until the 7th. I might be able to be bribed--let's see whatcha got.

But seriously, this is going to be an impressive kit--and you thought Whimsical Wonderland was good! Since we're all going to be posting this on the same day, I do need to warn you of something. We are all living on different parts of the globe. We are going to try our best to get our links up at around the same time: 8am EST. Dealing with time zones is kind of messy though--that's 6am my time and I have no idea what time that is in Australia!!! So we could definitely use your patience. If it's going to really ruin your day if my links are up and someone else's aren't, pretend I told you we're posting it on the 8th or the 9th. Then you can get all the links at once, hassle free. Everyone has promised to keep their links up for a long long time (most will be there forever!) so there's no need for anyones undies to wind up in a twist.

I can't wait to see you all bright and early on the 7th (or the 8th or 9th =P)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Still Here...

Just distracted!

But WHAT am I distracted by, you ask?

By the new collab kit we're working on, what else? As you've probably heard, there's a Valentine's Day kit in the works. And it's official--we are releasing it on February 7th, so there's plenty of time for you to download before the big day. This time we won't be playing the one-fix-a-day game. No, prepare to be overwhelmed by all of the parts to this kit at once!!! It's going to be phenomenal.

I feel like I've improved so much during this kit--I'm soooo excited for you to see my part. I guess we'll see if I can work out some sort of peak, or goodie, or something.

But for now, stay tuned and check back!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Christmas Kicked My TRASH!

You know how, in October, those great do-it-yourself gifts from the heart sound like such a great idea? And then I never start them until a couple of weeks before Christmas. By the time Christmas rolls around I've stayed up for two nights straight and all my hair has been pulled in frustration!

Yep. That's what it was like this year.

Not to mention the rest of my life: new calling at church, singing a solo in sacrament meeting, having to be fair to both in-law families and remodeling the house...it's been one of THOSE months. So I'd like to apologize for my neglect. The only time I've spent online for the past...I can't even remember how long was playing World of Warcraft with my husband (that was his Christmas present--ME getting the game to play with him--more on that later I'm sure) because he's actually got a break from work and school and I'm enjoying it while I can.

But the muse hit the other night, and I've been working on this wordart pair ever since. I don't think these are finished. I'm not sure if I will ever be able to get what's in my head onto this screen though, so I finally said ENOUGH ALREADY! And I would be glad for suggestions! =) My dream is much more hand-drawn watercolor-ish. So I've decided I need a tablet. But I suppose you and I will both have to make do until that dream is fulfilled.

Download Here

For any out there that are curious about my Christmas project of hugeness (I'm just a wee bit proud and DYING to share), I will show you.

My family loves to play "Nertz." But we don't really like regular face cards so much, so we've picked up a habit of trying to find non-face cards. Whenever we go on vacation, we pick up a deck if we can find one (well, Mom buys a bunch anyways) and we get it in our stocking that Christmas. This year's was from our trip to Jamestown.

But what if I could make our very OWN decks of cards with pictures of us on them? So I researched, found a place online that would sell me the cardstock--glossy and pre-perforated and set to work. By that I mean, I ordered the paper, card boxes, and glossy protective spray. And then waited several months to actually do the hard part.

Setting up the template was fun--I have a secret passion for InDesign. Popping my little family's pictures in was great--I had all of them on my computer already. Deciding what to write as captions was surprisingly time consuming for me. I wanted this project to act as a mini scrapbook, and I agonized on making every caption and picture perfect.

Then came the others in my family--I didn't have digital pictures of my brother, sisters, parents, and me going way back--so I turned to my scanner. When I married my husband, I got one of those cool million-in-one printer, scanner, fax, copy, iron your shirt (I wish) machines. he got it fro really cheap on Ebay because it was a floor model. Unfortunately, we had never noticed that the scanner bed is pretty hashed. SO after several hours of hunting and scanning, we (my DH helped me so much) had to start over--fixing the stripe down the middle of the pictures would take longer than actually re-scanning. PLUS, I was working with a lot of color copies from my scrapbook, so I needed higher resolution than our printer could handle. Anyways, after millions of hours and a full all-nighter, I had my parents' and unmarried siblings' files done.

The printing of the files and getting my married sister's files finished (she was in on it, so she got to do her own =D) turned out to be a little stressful--I was planning on using my own printer, but it couldn't grip the glossy stock, so we had to take it to the professionals--who naturally don't keep all-nighter hours like I needed.

But it's okay. No worries. We got them done and they actually turned out pretty good! There were some that printed a little crooked, but we decided not to stress it. So there. Anyways, it was probably more fun seeing my family looking at all the pictures and re-living those memories than it was to actually PLAY with the cards! So I highly recommend the project--but I warn you it takes longer than you think it will!