"Wake every day with a WINGED HEART and give thanks for another day of LOVING." (Khalil Gibran)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Catching up and an apology...

Hi everyone.  I just wanted to apologize to my faithful blog readers for not having a new personal kit for August.  I have not been feeling well and that old, mean son-of-a-gun...depression...has been hitting me hard in the last few weeks.  It's terribly difficult to be really creative when you are not at your best.  However, I am gradually working on the first installment of "Music of My Life," which is classically-themed, and hope to have it for you by the middle of September.

It's beginning to feel like fall here in NE Ohio, with cooler nights and no more temperatures in the 90's (thank goodness!).  So, I'm going to re-release a second older (and smaller) kit at the end of this week.  It's called Fall-O the Dots and, like Floral Beauty, is a former PTU kit that features my own photography.  Stop back and snag it!

I'm really looking forward to re-sharing my holiday-themed Victorian kits with all of my new blog readers in the coming months.  We're getting to that time of the year too fast, aren't we?  I have Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas ones to share.  I'm always itchy to do another Christmas one as there are so many fantastic Victorian images to work with.  I already have two yearly ones, a Christmas Angel one, and my contribution from an old Christmas Around the World blog train, but I just may make another new kit this year!  I haven't made a New Year's kit either and I think I will tackle that also.

Well, as I said, I'm sorry there wasn't a new personal kit for August but I hope you'll forgive me and I promise to make it up to you in the months to come.  I appreciate all of you more than you could probably ever know.

Blessings and much love,
Sally
WingedHeartOhio

Do You Feel the Breeze?

Time for Bohemian Breeze to make it's debut.  That's the theme of this month's Pixel Scrapper Blog Train and I am very happy to release my portion.  As always, it's not little! LOL  However, it's not quite as big as some I've done because the complicated designs of many of the papers took me quite a while to do.  Boy, was it fun!  The ones created using vectors I have had for a long while were really interesting to do.  I have to say I think I created my favorite paper EVER using KimB's lovely lady overlay from her Vintage Overlays 1 pack.  That's how long I've been waiting for just the perfect kit to use it in...her #1 vintage overlay pack!!!  She's had MANY fabulous overlay packs since then. What would I ever do with out her CU products?  I've been using them since I first started designing way back when, and I'm a huge fan of her PU kits too.  Also, I had a great time brushing up (pun intended) on my brush skills to paint it just how I wanted it. Here's a large preview of the paper:



Here's all the other previews (click on them for a larger view):








My Flight Crew made some creative inspiration for you to see.  Patti used this kit, unexpectedly to me, for scrapping some old wedding pictures of old friends.  I'm surprised how well they fit!  Chitra did her usual creative layouts.












 ...and here is what you're looking for...the links!

TOU & Credits
Alphas
Papers01
Papers02
Elements01
Elements02
Elements03
Elements04

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this kit.  I truly enjoyed making it and would love to see what you create with it.  Don't forget to stop by Pixel Scrapper and grab all the wondrous creations that was made for this blog train.  It's a GREAT one!

Blessings to you and yours,
Sally
WingedHeartOhio

Sunday, August 16, 2015

"What do you want from me?"

(Yep, that's a quote from my favorite singer, one Mr. Adam Lambert!  I listen to his entire playlist (over 7 hours) almost every day.  Such a talent this man is with a multi-octave range and crystal clear vocals, and he is even better in person than on tape.  I am one very proud Glambert!)

Okay, down to business.  Starting with the kit I am currently designing, I am doing a series of music kits (thus the quote above, tee hee!), beginning with classical music. However, I am planning on doing all genres and time periods.  The next one will be a lullabies/children's music kit, as it was requested.  I also can't wait to do a 50's kit, poodle skirt and all!  LOL  What I'm asking of you is to leave me, in the comments, what genres and/or time periods you would like to see first.  I will entertain and/all suggestions.

Do, please, let me know your wishes.

Also, I'm still looking for a couple gals to join Patti and Chitra on my creative team, The Flight Crew.  If you are interested, send me an email to wingedheartohio@gmail.com and put Flight Crew in the heading.  You don't need to be a long-time scrapper to join, newbies are always welcome.

Blessings,
Sally
WingedHeartOhio

Floral Beauty Re-Share PLUS Preview of New Kit

Wow, where is time going these days?!?  It's been eleven days since I last posted!  Time is just flying on by.

Firstly, I want to say I am overwhelmed by the number of fantastic comments I have received for, "Bugs in My Garden," both here and on Dropbox.  It is the most comments I have ever received for a single kit.  I thank you profusely!  You make this girl a very happy one!

Then, I am re-releasing an old kit entitled "Floral Beauty."  It is one of the first kits I made and features my own photography.  It was PTU, but is now being released as a freebie!  Hooray!  It's not very fancy and is pretty basic, but I hope you find it useful.  It was actually the first kit I sold and it did pretty well.  There are also two quick pages that are included and are in the paper zip.  Here's the previews:







Here's layouts Patti, a member of the Flight Crew, made with Garden Club pictures when the kit was first released:




And here's the links:

Papers, TOU and Previews
Alphas
Elements

Now...on to Pixel Scrapper business.  I have finished my September PS Blog Train Kit, which is entitled "Bohemian Breeze."  I just can't wait to share it with you, but for now the previews will have to do!  I really enjoyed this one; it has some more complicated paper patterns, lots of bling and gold, and all the usual types of elements I create for my kits.  It will be available September 1st, which, as noted above, will be here before we know it!  LOL  Take a look:










I hope this gets you excited for September 1st!  Wait until you see all the beautiful offerings the other designers have made for the blog train.  It is going to be a spectacular one!

And now a combo preview of Floral Beauty for the freebie bot which always takes the last picture posted.


Blessings,
Sally
WingedHeartOhio

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I'm really happy...

...that so many of you have left me such nice comments about Bugs in My Garden, both here and at Dropbox!  It really makes me feel like what I'm doing is worth the effort and the physical pain I feel when I'm sitting at the computer designing.  I'm just so glad you like this kit because I truly enjoyed making it.  Patti from The Flight Crew just keeps on scrapping her garden club pictures and home garden pictures with the kit!  Here's a couple new layouts:




In the second one, she put in all the pink flowers in the picture and the bench from the kit.  She just has the perfect pictures to scrap with this one!  Thanks Patti!

I'm busy working on September's Pixel Scrapper blog train kit already!  I just love the theme (Bohemian Breeze) and the colors are fab.  Usually I work on my own kit first each month and then on the blog train kit later in the month.  I'm thinking of doing a Victorian Children's Kit this month, maybe school-related, but haven't decided for sure.

Here's the color scheme of the blog train kit for September and a preview of my first two papers:




Don't forget you can click on the pictures to get a larger view.  I'd love to know what you think of them.  I haven't textured them or anything yet, just made the patterns using layered templates from KimB's CU Patterns & Prints Damask #9 kit.  She has long been my favorite designer and I was so happy to find that she was still at it when I started designing again this year!  So many others I really liked have quit or retired.   

I am going to be re-releasing another older kit, probably over the weekend or beginning of next week.  It's called Floral Beauty and is made from photographs I took of flowers.   I thought it would be a good time to do it since flowers are in full bloom now!  Make sure you check back!

Hope you're having a great week and are well!

Blessings,
Sally
WingedHeartOhio

Friday, July 31, 2015

Whoa! There's Bugs in My Garden!!

Well, there would be if I HAD a garden, or a yard, or a patio, or -- heck -- even a balcony!  LOL  It's blog train time again at Pixel Scrapper and here's the previews to my portion, which is entitled "Bugs in My Garden," in case you haven't figured that out!  Click on the link to grab everyone else's fantastic offerings...after you download mine, of course!

p.s. There's a CU bonus!




 




Also included is a CU Bonus!  The layouts I created for the bug, dragonfly, and butterfly papers, which I made using public domain vintage images, as well as the vellum overlay with brads I created for some of the papers, are included.  Here's that preview:



Here are some great layouts from my creative team, The Flight Crew!  BTW, if you would like to join Patti and Chitra, email me at wingedheartohio@gmail.com and put "The Flight Crew" in the subject.

From Patti:





From Chitra:



And here's what you are here for, the links:

TOU and Credits
CU Bonus
Alphas
Papers01
Papers02
Papers03
Papers04
Elements01
Elements02
Elements03
Elements04

I hope you do enjoy this kit.  I would love to see what you create and if you upload your layouts to an online gallery, please leave me a link in a comment or email me at wingedheartohio@gmail.com, and I will leave you LOTS of praise!  I might even post your layouts here on my blog, if you would allow me to do so.   I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Blessings to everyone and theirs,
Sally
WingedHeartOhio