March 2009 Issue of Digital Artist Magazine

This month's issue of Digital Artist Magazine is simply stunning if I don't say so myself! I have fallen in love with the soft pastel colors on the cover, simply breath taking. Click on the image to take you to our store.

March 2009

Loads of yummy inspiration on every page as well as a few layouts by me tucked away here and there. Catherine Designs is our featured designer this month and her kit is so beautiful. Click on the image below to go to her store and see more of her wonderful designs.

Catherine Designs

Well, I managed to miss a few posts this month but I do want to share a couple of photos I shot whilst at Berry the last two Sundays. I adore this little town and always find new (old style that is) and interesting sites that my camera and I just love. The first one is an amazing little hotel that has a stunning wall of hub, the bar stools are saddles and the atmosphere is so family orientated that they even have a special playground out the back for the little one's to play in whilst you are enjoying a nice glass of wine from the many local wineries we have in our region.

Great Southern Hotel, Berry

Very relaxing after a hard day's shopping at the gorgeous stores scattered all around Berry like this one.

Berry Stores

I just love living in this neck of the woods......peace and serenity!

Lastly, a page I did for the Friday Lift Challenge at Pixel Canvas lifting Paper Squares' page Fun in the Sun. Here is my page called She's My Girl. Click on the image to see a larger version over at Pixel Canvas.

She's My Girl

CREDITS: Frames and textures on photos are from Vintage Photo 2 Tool Kit by Rhonna Farrer at Two Peas.

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And The Winner Is...

Just a quick post today!! I just wanted to share my happiness! During my travels around blogland, I usually always enter any competition that offers a freebie, "you gotta be in it to win it" as they say. Well yesterday whilst I was sitting at my PC having my morning coffee and checking my feeds, I came across this....

our first 5 winners...

congrats to the first 5 winners from yesterday's post! your comments have been overwhelming to read - thank you so much for all of the kind words and i'm glad you're as excited about all of the new additions to the website. it's funny how many people thought i was done and moving to disneyland - someday! all of the demo videos are now uploaded and ready to watch, just click the demo section in the website to watch them all. be sure to post a comment on today's post for your chance to win some great ranger, idea-ology, or stampers anonymous stuff - remember 5 winners are selected each day so you can post each day to try to win....good luck - t!m

*winners: please email me your contact info to get your prizes set out - congrats!

How exciting Tim!!! You must be over the moon! Love the new product section, it's so easy to navigate through everything. I love being able to see the stamps up close, all the fine little details. Stunning. As soon as I saw your feed, I called my 60 year old mother (yes, she is a huge fan. You should see her go to work on some brads or grungeboard with your texture hammer, lucky she doesn't carry it around in her bag!!!! LOL) to tell her you had posted some new vid's, she's very excited to watch them in the morning as it's a bit late for her now. Any how congrats on the new look website (looks awesome sherryl!)off to watch some vid's ;c)
Posted by: Didee | March 01, 2009 at 01:53 AM

...that's right, I actually won something! I'm not sure what yet, but if it has Tim Holts' name on it, I don't care! Who doesn't love a surprise being sent to you via snail mail. Then this morning, doing my same routine, coffee, PC, feeds, I came across this...

Flower Patch Winner

Thank you to everyone who submitted a comment yesterday. We picked one random winner who will be receiving Making Memories' Flower Patch Embellishment Box.

Congratulations to Didee - the winner!

Please email me ( to redeem your prize.

Can you believe it??? I sure can't. But I am over the moon though. So take the time to enter those competitions during your travels, you never know it could be your turn next. xo

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A Trip Down Inspiration Lane

Welcome to the very first addition of 'A Trip Down Inspiration Lane'!

When ever I get the chance to create something whether it is a hybrid, traditional or digital project, I will be sharing it here on my blog with hints, tips or tricks I have discovered along the way. I hardly ever get a chance to create something but when I do, I never end up posting it to galleries so all my little projects remain on my shelf or tucked away in the scrapping cupboard.

So I was laying in bed last night with my eldest DD who had really bad pains in the tummy, (she's on the lounge now playing her wii all rugged up in her lounge/sick blanket) thinking about the projects I create and what I can do with them. That's how I came up with 'ATDIL' A Trip Down Inspiration Lane!

Now lets see if I can explain my thoughts on this little inspirational section of my blog.
I spend a huge chunk of my life on the computer (when I'm not being a mum that is) surfing the net, working and creating. Along the way, I always find so many inspirational idea's that I bookmark for future reference. I have loads of different categories in my inspiration bookmark folder, to help keep them sorted. I have one particular folder that is filled with links to sites that I have found amazing idea's for all types of projects. This is what I would like to share with you. Anything I create using the vast inspirational sites I have compiled, I will post on my blog. Such as the original project I found, my interpretation of the project, and links needed to complete the project for yourself and mini tutorials on how I created my own project. I will also show you my own mini tutorials on what I create myself so that you may be inspired yourself, to create a project. I will be keeping everything fairy simple so if you are at the beginner level, you will definitely be able to create your own inspirational pieces!

Now don't get me wrong, I am no professional by any means but I'd love to share with you what I learn on my journey down inspiration lane.

With out further ado, here is my first little project:

A Timeless Tag


Tags can be so much fun to create and there are no guidelines you have to adhere to. Just create what you feel like and use any materials you would like.

My supply list

Digital Products:

- Cherish Every Moment by Gina Marie Huff at Weeds and Wildflowers
- Tag template HERE

Physical Products:

- Versa Color Pinecone Ink
- Ric rac, string and ribbons from Jindyandy
- Eyelet from Spotlight
- Brad from Spotlight
- Buttons from my button stash
- Strip words by Collections
- Chipboard tags by Collections
- Paper flower by Bumblebee Crafts

Let's get started. Open the template you downloaded above in photoshop. Open an new 8x11 pixel transparent document at 300 resolution. Drag your template over to the new document. Open your digital embellishments and papers you wish to use on your tag. Resize your paper to 8x8inches.


Drag your paper over to your new document and position it over your tag. Right click on the paper layer and create a clipping mask.


Resize any other embellishments you wish to use on your tag and place these items on your new document ready to print out.


* NOTE: Go here to read a basic tutorial on how to print from photoshop.

Now you are ready to print out your tag and start putting it together. Use any embellishments you wish to decorate your tag. Here is my finished tag:



Frames used in previews are by Rhonna Farrer from House Of 3. Click on image below to go to the shop!

Ornate Frames

The Mini Album Contest

Now this contest will be a blast! I f you love creating mini albums, this is the contest you want to be in. Vinnie Pearce is holding a Mini Album Contest called My Life in Pixels:

Here are the details:

-An autographed copy of the book
-A special collaborative kit, involving the contributors to the book
-$100NZD gift certificate to
-$100NZD gift voucher to Pixel Canvas as well as a spot on the Guest Creative Team for 6 months, with free access to the kits released during that time
-$20USD Gift Voucher to Catherine Designs Store as well as a spot on her Guest Team for one month
-$20USD Gift Voucher to FEI FEI’s Stuff Store as well as a spot on her Guest Team for one month
-3 Kaiser Craft albums
-Your face and one of your pages on the home page of Pixel Canvas!

And lastly, there will be one runner up and 5 honorable mentions! How exciting is that. Ok all you need to do is head over to the Pixel Canvas forum, read the rules and sign up for the challenge. It's as easy as that. Ooohh another idea, why don't you use your new goodies that you purchased over at Hof3 such as the new house warming album. Don't forget they also have a digital house warming kit as well. The girl's have thought of everything! I am yet to purchase my house warming album....someone broke the CC and used all my $$$ in my PP account....uuummmmaaa who did that?????

Let's finish off with one of my latest photo's on our regular Sunday trip to Berry, a historical little town about 10 minutes drive from where I live. It has THE best antique stores that have so many yummy things. We go for ice-cream, look at the shops and then get thai food to take home. Here's a photo from last Sunday:


CREDITS: Vintage Photo 2 Tool Kit by Rhonna Farrer

I just love this Vintage Photo tool kit, it gives your photos so much texture.
Well, that's all from me today, I'll see you tomorrow, I'm off to the shops and back to Berry for some dinner.

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