… I’m still making freebies!
First of all, thank you to all of you who sent me wonderful messages when I retired from designing, I’m sorry I couldn’t respond to them all… it was a very emotional decision for me. I’m glad to say though that my grandpa is on a better path with Parkinson’s now — he got to connect with a specialist at Johns Hopkins, and we hopefully have a better treatment plan now! The last five months have been very hard for him because he started experiencing stronger PD symptoms, but the specialist is confident that the new treatment plan will help tame those symptoms.
Also, Real Life Scrapped is growing! We’re hopefully going to have a new gallery system running soon. I just need to gather a group of about 20 people to help me test it out, and then we’ll be able to roll it out!!! We’ve also started a new series called “Get Real Challenges“… which brings me to back my main reason for checking in again!!!
I’m still making freebies!
You can find these templates over on the Real Life Scrapped FB fan page…
… and these templates over on my Our Misadventures page!
In the past few months I’ve released some other freebies, but they’ve all expired now. So make sure you’re following both Real Life Scrapped and Our Misadventures, because I have three more template sets in the wings waiting for their turns as freebies!
Thanks again for all your amazing support over the years, especially with my decision to retire. It was tough but all your wonderful messages made me feel so much better!
It’s with a heavy heart that today I announce that I am retiring from designing. In November there was a death in my family, and then a series of events that caused me to be unable to work for three weeks. Being that far behind caused me to reevaluate what’s important in my life, and I realized my heart isn’t into designing like it used to be. I still love to design, but it isn’t a priority in my life like other things are.
For example, I really want to grow Real Life Scrapped and make it a one-stop place for everyone in scrapbooking world to connect, learn, and share. With everything that happened in November, I wasn’t even able to check the RLS site or my RLS email daily — which really upset me that problems could be unattended or spammers could be attacking the site. I still have a lot of work to do on RLS to make it the site I dream it can be.
Also, as some of you know, my grandpa has Parkinson’s Disease and being his advocate is a major part of my life. PD has always been a part of my life, because before my grandpa — his mother had it, and I was close to her as well. I’m now helping lead our PD support group, and am an ambassador for the Michael J Fox Foundation. Helping people with PD and raising money for the cure is incredibly important to me now.
Why am I sharing all of this? Because I feel terrible that I’m ending something that has been a part of our lives for the last two years. As my followers, you also have invested your time in me and Ocean Wide Designs. I hate disappointing you! Who knows, I might be back for an occasional collab or guest spot… but I definitely need a break before I consider those options. I definitely will be releasing occasional freebies at Real Life Scrapped and Our Misadventures. I miss scrapping like I used to and would love to CT for other designers again.
My entire shop is on sale through the end of the year, PU/S4H is 60% off and CU is 50% off. I’ve also made three special bundles where you can buy all the PU/S4H, templates, or CU.
Thank you everyone for your support these last two years!! I look forward to seeing you around the digiworld
Happy iDSD! This year I’m beginning to think we should start calling it International Digital Scrapbooking Week instead of Day! There is so much going on this year!
It’s my first iDSD at GingerScraps — holy cow! They really know how to throw a celebration! The entire shop is 50% off with ALL Buffet items for only $1!!! The “Buffet” at GingerScraps is a build your own collab kit — much like the Zig Zag Lines were at ZZS!
I’ve made seven packs for November’s Buffet — Attitude of Gratitude! Four paper packs, 1 element pack, 1 template pack, and 1 set of glitters!
Also going on at GingerScraps are chats all weekend long — I’ll be doing the 10pm ET Friday night chat! — giveaways, games, and more!! One thing that I’ve never seen before is the Cake Walk! The more you buy in the shop, the more you can win! Check out this graphic for the info:
Are you ready for the inspiration from my amazing Creative Team?? I LOVE what they’ve done with the Attitude of Gratitude items! There’s so many layouts that I’m going to have to direct you to the facebook fan page to see all of them! Here’s a few of my favorites!
Now what are you doing still scrolling?? Hurry on over to GingerScraps and start shopping!!!! The sale has been extended through November 9th so those who have been struck by Sandy wont miss their chance to shop!!!
Happy Friday everyone! I hope the week has been good to you! I’ve been working like the busy bee that I am But I’ve also been doing the Week In My Life project — documenting my everyday, incredibly boring, life! If that actually interests you, I’m posting over at Our Misadventures Onto what you’re here for — new digiscrap goodies!!!
Holy cow! Over 100 entries for the Sea Charts Vol. 12 giveaway!!! Time to announce the winners! Congrats Robin and Nicole! Check your email soon for instructions on retrieving your prize!
I also decided to select a third winner for Sea Charts Vol. 11 — which are being rereleased along with Vol. 12 — Congrats Faith! Check your email as well!
Onto the new release
Sea Charts Vol. 12 is another set of four templates — but for scrapping square photos!!! I’m a total Instagram & Hipstamatic junkie… so I needed some more square photo templates in my stash! As always, the templates come in PSD, TIFF, PNGs, and Page files!
Newsletter subscribers & facebook fans — keep your eyes peeled for your 50% off discount on these templates!! No need to wait until iDSD to grab them
Ready for some awesome inspiration from my CT?
Don’t forget the Sea Charts Vol. 11 re-release!
I’m slowly adding stuff from the August Zig Zag Lines to my GingerScraps store! Sea Charts Vol. 11 will be on sale again through the weekend for 25% off!
Stay tuned to grab a peek of next week’s TONS of new releases and iDSD fun!!!
I’m on a roll this week! Not only is there a giveaway going on for my new templates, but I have a new freebie for you all!
I’ve been feeling a bit bummed about our weather — it was 100°F yesterday!!! In LATE OCTOBER! We had a “taste” of fall last week with a few cool days… but not anymore
So, last night I decided to turn my angst against our weather into a new mini-kit! ”A Taste Of Fall” is available for free to Ocean Wide Designs Facebook Fans. Just “Like” the page and head on over to the Fan Goodies tab!