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~Alice W.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New Design Services!!!

Newly listed this week at Faded Rose Cottage...we are now offering business card design and printing, as well as digital scrapbooking!
If you are looking for a unique and beautiful business card design we have premade designs for you to browse through and also accept custom orders! We also offer a variety of out-of-house printing options to make life simpler for you!

OOAK Shabby Pink Business Card Design

Whether you are a scrapbooking aficionado or a newbie...we have kits and layouts to help you create fabulous memory keepsakes! Our kits are usable with photo editing programs such as Photoshop or Image Ready. Our premade layouts make designing your digital scrapbooks easy, but simply adding your own photos...and the best part...they only cost $2.00 each! And as always...we have lots of digital graphics to embellish your layouts with!

Precious Baby Girl Premade Scrapbook Layout

If you prefer to have us do the "work" you can choose to send us a photograph to have added to a layout, as well as have us it either emailed back or printed and shipped. Scrapbooking was never easier!

And keep in mind that through the end of this month we are having our "Christmas in July Sale," where you receive 25% off your total order with no minimum to buy! Stop in today to see all the new items!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

My Latest Obsession

Vintage Inspired Paris Postage Digital Collage


I don't know about you...but I know for me that whenever I find something new that sparks my interest, I become obsessed! It was only about 2 years ago that I was first introduced to altered art. I couldn't stop finding out all I could about it. I would borrow tons of books and magazines about (such as Somerset Studio & Cloth, Paper Scissors).
Then one day I did a search for Altered Art on eBay...just for fun...and realized there was tons of it! I was forever hooked. My obsession even became burdensome at some points. I didn't want to leave home. I just wanted to stay in my little "studio" and cut papers and images, find & combine random objects, paint and mod podge everything! I began making small collages and moved into altered board books. I also discovered ATC's and become obsessed creating those too! Eventually I discovered Paper Bag Albums and fabric books and become obsessed creating these also.

Being part of the art world, I am constantly trying to find new and innovative ideas to incorporate into my when I got Photoshop, a new obsession was born! I discovered .png files, layering, filters, styles and so much more! I found that I could translate all of my collage ideas into digital formats...and leave no mess behind! Now, I sit down to my computer and "cut and paste" images and graphics that I love together, while adding various textures, shadows, and fonts. I love the seamless look these new "collages" have and love creating something without having to spend hours the next day cleaning up my work area!

Remember Me Digital Collage Print


Don't get me wrong...I will never part from creating collages & mixed-media pieces using the "old" method. It was my first introduction into the Altered Art world and will forever be within me.

But for now, I am enjoying this latest obsession and hope you will too as I share my work! Be sure to stop by my website to see more of my digital creations...and if you prefer the "old-fashioned" worries...I have lots of that available too!

Monday, July 2, 2007

My Favorite Renoir

I decided to tribute my latest blog entry to my favorite "Renoir" Cairn Terrier ;). Joshua and I got Renoir about 13 months ago, and our life hasn't been the same since. I had to learn how to become a "dog" person as they say...and get used to so many new things. Bad breath in my face, getting licked all over, picking up unmentionables on walks outside, keeping my favorite things out of reach, or worse...finding my favorite things in bits and pieces on the floor. But in spite of all of these "inconveniences," I get such happiness from having Renoir in my life.
No one else has ever been so excited to see me when I walk in the door regardless of how long its been since I last entered. And when he looks at me with his little head titled after he's done something bad...I can't help but look at those cute eyes and fall in love with him all over again...he's my heart!