Saturday, June 2, 2012

New CU Journal Card Templates are OUT!

I don't often create CU products - I usually create a template/shape enough to complete a project or kit I'm working on.  This time I created a set of 6 journal card templates for my own kit (Berry Blast) and thought that they were interesting enough that I released them as templates.    I liked putting the first set together so much, that I've just released Volume II this week and it's on SALE through Monday for $3.50 (regularly $6.50).  I'm in a "giving presents" sort of mood, so anyone who purchases Vol II of my CU Journal Card Templates by Monday night will get Vol I absolutely FREE!

Yes, that's TWO CU Products for ONLY $3.50!




Southern Creek Designs has graciously allowed me to show you her take on my journal cards - check the previews out - aren't they too cute!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

{i}NSD is Here!

Well happy {i}NSD day to all of you happy scrappers out there! Whether you're a digi-matic or prefer the tactile feel of paper you just can't help but be excited for a day that celebrates one of your loves :)

I've got a couple of new releases and a sale going on in my shop ($2.00 - can't beat that!) but what I'm REALLY excited about (besides all of the scrap shopping I'm going to do…) is the PDW Blog Hop!  

All you need to do is answer the question below correctly and you'll score my portion of the blog hop.  And….just because I love giving you goodies, I have a second zip JUST FOR YOU!!


Without further ado…here is the question:

What is my favorite food:

A. Pepperoni Pizza

B. Chocolate

C. Paste

D. Fried Chicken

 And here's your extra goody just because I <3 you!  ::Link::

Now, what would a blog hop be, without me giving you the next stop???  If you want even MORE good stuff that all coordinates - here's the next place to visit:

Digital Gator Designs:


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I <3 you - TODAY ONLY!!

Today only at my Plain Digital Wrapper shoppe I'm throwing a Valentine's Day sale!  You can grab anything in my shop for 42% off - that's 3 X 14 %!!!!

If that doesn't tickle your fancy - this might :)  I'll choose one lucky customer to win a $15.00 coupon to my shop too!!!!!!!




I've also got a little goody for you - just because I DO <3 you all - I've got Bonus Bits to my newest kit, "Brand New Day" on sale right NOW!!!

Pod bnd bonusbits LRG

You can grab this for a LIMITED TIME before I offer it in my shop - don't wait!

So snuggle up to your favorite significant other and celebrate the day!




Sunday, November 6, 2011

LAST CHANCE: 40 % off for {i}DSD

This is your LAST CHANCE to purchase any product from my shop at a 40% discount - PU or CU!



The Designers at PDW have a TON of stuff on sale, specials, two for deals, and more...and it all ends TONIGHT so don't miss out!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mac Attack Monday: File Browsing Alternatives

Mac Software Alternatives: Finder

While the Finder application does what it's name implies, I think it stops short in delivering many of the features we really need. It does browse through many file types and allows us to perform the basic tasks; however there are other applications out there that I think offer the features I most use and look for.

One option is Pathfinder ( Utilizing a dual pane browsing system, you can easily navigate to where you want to be in one pane, while retaining a static position in the second. Another couple of useful features they offer are tabs and bookmarks to easily keep your place with any file or folder you choose. Particularly helpful if you have a set of items you access often, or even if you want to set up a group of files by context or project.

A function that, coming from a Windows based PC to a Mac I missed, was being able to “cut” a file from one location and “paste” it in another. Finder allows you to copy and paste, but not to actually remove the file from one folder and place it in another. Even if you drag from one Finder window to a second, the best you can hope for is that the file will copy and paste a duplicate of itself in the new location. Sometimes that's just not what I want – being the organizational freak that I am.

Command clicking on a file brings up the usual alternate menu options but with a few more bells and whistles. You could always assign categories, but with PathFinder you can cut, copy path, choose which program opens that particular file, compress and email, and utilize any number of applications that work with it. For example, I use the program Notebook by Circus Ponies Software ( to capture many of my thoughts and concepts when I'm designing. It's a nice way to do a flow chart with graphics, links, lists, etc. I can send whatever file I Command click on to this program in PathFinder without having to take the extra steps to open the application and then drag and drop the file in.

If you want to try it before you decide whether or not it's for you, the site offers a free 30 day trial license. At the end of the 30 days if you wish to continue you'll need to purchase a full license for $39.95, but I can tell you that it's well worth it. I've used PathFinder for almost two years and have yet to be unhappy with its features or performance, and would highly recommend it if you're looking for a file browser that has the potential for so much more.






Saturday, September 24, 2011


My newest release, Sit Stay Run Play is on sale for 40% off through Sunday, September 25th along with my ENTIRE personal use product line! It's available as individual pieces as well as an economic bundle!




Here are some amazing layouts by the Plain Digital Wrapper Creative Team using, "Sit Stay Run Play"!

P34661 destiney loves chico

Life is good



Sunday, September 11, 2011

You never know what you had until...

..your trusty Macbook pro decides not to work for you.

Yep it pretty much wouldn't open anything faster than a snail's pace uphill in the wintertime this week - except Photoshop.  I know, right - the ONE program that we KNOW is a resource hog was booting up just fine and everything else wasn't.  I loaded Tech Tools Deluxe (came with my Apple Care plan), scanned, had it repair some inconsistencies in my volume structure and still nothing.  So I figured that I'd start uninstalling the programs that I suspected were the culprits.  First was Microsoft Office.  I know...a MS product on my Mac lol but I swear it worked fine until this week.  Specifically, Outlook functioned fine until this week.  In any case I uninstalled all of my office products, and then MacKeeper Pro because that was the most recent addition to my applications.

Whaddaya fixed it like nobodies business!  I was doing a little victory dance that probably rivaled Elaine's "dancing" in Seinfeld, but what the heck, I figured it out all by myself :P  The end result is, I had to go back to using Apple Mail - not my favorite mail app, but it works and I can get it to do what I need it to. and my computer has never worked more efficiently.  Unbelievable, considering I've had this Macbook since February 2009.


In any case I wanted to share something really exciting with you!  I was spotlighted at Plain Digital Wrapper this week :)  My kit, "It's Your Birthday" has some neat goodies created by our talented Creative Team for you!  There will be three free downloads available - one on our PDW newsletter (sign up HERE to receive it), our blog, and on our Facebook page.

Here are some of the amazing layouts and projects created using the kit:



I have a coupon for you to score 40% off of the "It's Your Birthday" page kit good through September 31st, 2011 - just use the code iluvcake to receive your discount!