Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Products, My Friend Janice's Bloggy Anniversary Giveaway Contest, A Free Element!

Things have been piling up for me so I thought I'd better get blogging here!  The first item on my list are two new products which I've got up in the Scrapbook-Elements Store.   The first one is my contribution to a "project" of sorts which most of the designers from the store team up to do.  This is a UBI - meaning U Build It.  We each go with the theme, which happens to be Vintage Fleamarket and then we all submit paper or element packs in that theme with a color scheme in common.  I must say all the entries are lovely.  The best part - all these items are priced at $1 or $2 and so you can mix and match for just a few dollars to build a custom kit for yourself. 

This is my little contribution - you can visit the store link HERE and check out all the other wonderful pieces to this kit! 

And next, I have "launched" these unique and fun elements - my Balloon Festival elements set.  These will be perfect to lift your favorite craft projects or digital layouts "up, up and AWAY!" 

You can find these "uplifting" elements by clicking HERE.

And so that you could see how these balloons could be used in a project I created a card with one on it.  (I printed one off). 

Wordart and background bracket: Making Memories - Clear Creations
Balloon Festival: Barb Derksen

 And I want to tell you what I've been up to thats been keeping me so busy.  I've been developing our women's church blog site, adding all sorts of new features and pages and you may want to check it out.  I'd LOVE it if you would even leave a comment if you are so inclined!  Besides the regular great and inspiring content I've been creating some FREE scripture wallpapers for your computer and this is the latest:

These wallpapers are available on the OCC Women's Blog site, click HERE, click on the GALLERY tab at the top and you will find this and other wallpapers.  Please, send your friends, recommend us on facebook, twitter etc!  And while you are there, if you love music and would like to check out a fresh and amazing new talent you will want to click on the MUSIC tab and listen to Pheonix sing "You Raise Me Up" - lets let this young man know what you think of his voice!  

My friend Janice, who I introduced a while ago, is a photographer and she has now has had 1,000 pageviews and she wants to celebrate by giving away a gift!  I'm not going to ruin her surprise - you just scoot on over to her blog and check it out.  Click HERE!  Congrats Janice!  

Finally, last but not least I thought since it has been a while since I gave anything away I'd best leave you with a little reward for your time here.  It's a little crown element, I used the element a few posts ago on a "Queen for a Day" card so I cut extracted it for YOU! 

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  1. Is your crown to celebrate the Royal Wedding?!

    Love your new stuff.

    Been to two balloon festivals - one in Vermont BEFORE kids (about 1995 ish) and one in Bristol (when we lived there for a year in 2003/4)

    Remember I NEARLY went up in a balloon for my 40th? It was too windy so it was postponed and we used the money for our spending money in Paris instead!

    Have you ever attended a balloon festival or been up in a hot air balloon?

  2. Great kits sister mine, I love the card. You are so very talented.

  3. Good evening Barb:)
    LOVE your card and the COOL balloon element goes perfectly with it.:)
    I LOVE scripture wallpapers..thank you so much for sharing with me.:)
    The crown element is terrific too.You HAVE been busy!!Thank you once again for sharing.:)'s getting later by the minute and I am gonna sit back and relax some before bed time.:)

    Good night my well.:)


  4. wow girl you hae been busy...must check out OCC site the little crown ...I have a birthday card I have to make so that crown just might be sitting on the cutey pie. Wow wallpapers for the computer neat ...I will check out the gallery. Hot ait balloons to ride in one of them ... well the weekend is here sit realx watch a movie with your man...thanks for sharing and the freebie.


  5. Thanks so much for the "plug" for my blog, Barb. How very sweet of you! Can't wait to see you again soon dear friend. I love your balloon elements by the way, they've inspired a new project idea for me!

  6. Love that card- the quote is great! Great work on the crown too! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Bonjour Barb,
    I'm not forgetting you...I'm preparing "something" but as i'm not a designer it'll take me (a lot) more than a while to achieve it...
    Merci beaucoup for this very beautiful crown which i might put on my head next Epiphany when (if) i get the bean from our special cake on this occasion, la galette des rois (Galette's Kings) : a puff paste stuffed with frangipane (almond paste).
    I wish you a pleasant week-end.
    C from Paris :) ♥
    PS I'm not sure but i didn't see your "Grunge set" (a transparent flaky border and red background) on DigiscrapDépôt...


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