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Sunday, December 27, 2009

OK a few more ;)

I am moving as fast as I can and I have people messaging me to see what else I have lol. Here are a few more I have added:


I have a bunch more and I am apologizing for the images as I am still trying to get used to the new camera we were lent.  By the time I get used to it we will have to give it back lol.

So I will be adding up more of the glass beads as well tonight, I should be cleaning up from dinner but I think I will "let" the boys do it all tonight lol.  Gotta go ;)

A few new items in my eBay store

I have been busy trying to do all of the paperwork etc etc and have finally been able to start getting some of the European Beads & Charms listed in my eBay Store.  Here are a couple of them:


If you click on the images it will take you to their page in my store ;)  I LOVE these beads which are all Pandora and Troll compatible.  I have a few of the bracelets and the bangles coming which are perfect for these beads. 

As for my Italian Modular items these are a couple of the new charms available now:


Again, clicking on the images will take you to these adorable little charms. I hope you will visit my eBay store I am sure you will find something you like! If not, send me a message and let me know what you are looking for.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My new kit - Happy Holidays REV

Here is a preview of my newest kit "Happy Holidays REV" currently on sale for $2.50

It's my new version of my original kit "Happy Holidays"

It also includes the original Element Add-On

You can get my original Happy Holidays kit with the Element Add-On for only $3!

OR You can grab them both for only $4!  These deals won't last forever - get them while they last!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

New Kit - Girly Denim REV

This kit is currently in my Divine Digital Boutique & on sale for $2.50 for a limited time!

It will also be available with the original Girly Denim soon!  Click on the preview to go to this kit in my boutique!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Yes I know, bad blogger- - - Freebie?

Like everyone else I have been swamped with the holidays.  Between designing, decorating, shopping etc., I have been a very neglectful blogger.  I am going to try and make it up to you with a freebie, or two.... maybe even three - it depends on how fast I can get them done.  For now though I do have one for you.  I have had a bunch of requests for some of my older kits which I already retired.  What I have decided to do is re-vamp them and put them back into my stores ;)  The first one I have been working on is Girly Denim. This little Freebie is a peek at it's re-vamped version.

Click on the image and you will be taken to your download.

Today is a busy day for me - time to grocery shop!  Have to clean out the fridge first then go get as much food as will fit into it LOL  Check back later for another freebie!

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Espresso Scrap Shoppe has a new home!

and I am Celebrating with you! You can currently get ANY AND ALL of my designs at Scraphead for 60% off! This includes not only Personal Use but Commercial Use and Scrap For Others/Hire! Be sure to get in on this deal while it lasts and while you are there, check out all of the challenges and the Daily Download! You can find my Boutique here:

Have a great day!

Much going on as the holidays approach!

Once again the team at Divine Digital, headed up by Royanna, pulled together and rebuilt Divine in record time! Right now you can shop in the boutiques and even go to the forums and grab Kit B for the November DAD! "Old Time Country Christmas" is a collaboration from Dorothy's Creations, Topsy Turvy & The Espresso Scrap Shoppe!  We had a great time designing this kit & I hope you have as wonderful a time collecting and using this it! Here is a little preview:

Be sure to visit the Divine Digital Forums to get your piece to this kit! Clicking on the image will take you to the Divine Digital Forums!

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Divine Digital is down

A hacker came in and deleted the entire site. Please be patient with us as it has to be rebuilt - Royanna is estimating that it won't be back up for approximately 2 weeks :( Here is a direct quote from her on FaceBook:

We had a hacker destroy the entire site of Divine Digital. We are working round the clock to get it back up and running.

If you need assistance in anyway you may email

It is going to take a couple weeks and we will be back up and running.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Royanna Fritschmann
Partner, Divine Digital

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

NEW from The Espresso Scrap Shoppe!

This will be in my Boutique within the next 24 hours ;)

I will be having a special sale for Halloween - stay tuned for the specifics! Gotta run for now. Have a great night!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New & Coming soon!

I have two new CU Designs in my boutique and a few more which will be available shortly!

You can grab either one of them for only $2 right now! Here is a preview of some of my new Designs which will be in my boutique this week:

Thanks for looking & have an awesome day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Back to School - Mega Kit & Freebie!

Now that school is back in session, are you ready to scrap all those first day, first month photographs? Well, "Scrap to School!" is a huge dose of scrapping fun that will make all your back to school layouts leap from your scrapbooks with color and creativeness. "Scrap to School" includes 78 papers and 140 elements, including word art, alpha, multiple frames, and many unique, one of a kind embellishments you won't find anywhere else. So get "Scrap to School" for all your "Back to School" fun! It is currently on sale for only $5!

I had made this for the mega kit then forgotten to upload (sigh) so I figured that upon the Mega Kit's release I would offer it up to all of you for free ;) Here is the preview of my part:

Clicking on the Mega Kit preview will bring you to Divine to purchase it. Clicking on my preview will get you your download of my Freebie ;)

Enjoy & have an awesome day!

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Quick update

I am uploading a new set of CU Brushes into my Boutique today. Floral Swirls contains 9 brushes with matching PNG files. Most of these brushes are a t least 3" wide - the heart is 2".

Here is the preview of my contribution for the Divine Digital October Mega Kit "BOO-tiful Diva" There are lots of awesome goodies coming your way in this new Mega Kit so be sure to get yours as soon as it is released!

Gotta run have a GREAT day!

Friday, September 18, 2009


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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New PSA - Disturbing but Powerful Video

This Video is disturbing but so right on the money. Anyone who has children, drives or owns a cellphone NEEDS to watch this video.

Day 10 DAD is up at Divine Digital!

You can visit the Divine Digital Forums now to grab day 10 of my DAD kit "Floral Swirls"

Click on the image to be taken to the forums. They only stay up for one day so be sure to visit everyday to grab more pieces of this huge kit and find Bonuses from Royanna Fritschmann - Studio-RA Designs!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Power Surges, Storms & DAD

We have had more power surges here in TN this past week than we had in a month in Florida. It's insane. I can understand them during a storm, some things are just unavoidable. But when you are in your home WORKING on your computer and the lights go out while it's sunny out, it can really tick you off.

Anyway, enough of that. Today's DAD at Divine Digital is up and there is a bonus from Royanna as well! Be sure to visit the forums everyday until the end of August to get my entire HUGE kit Floral Swirls AND the Bonuses from Royanna Fritschmann!

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Divine Digital DAD Aug 15 - 31

If you haven't already be sure to stop by Divine Digital for my new kit "Floral Swirls" as we give it out a few pieces a day as your DAD for the last two weeks of August! Here is a preview for you:

Now the really cool thing about this is that not only are you getting your DAD but Royanna has made some beautiful pieces to go along with it and will be giving them out sporadically during the two weeks! Be sure to check in everyday for your next mini and to see what Royanna may have in store for you!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Twitter & Facebook & now Blogger & LiveJournal as well

Thanks for the info sigh...It's hitting Blogger & LiveJournal as well RT @ManiKarthikTwitter Attack Said to Be Aimed at Blogger

Interesting read What else can these people do? Nevermind, I didn't ask

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Facebook and Twitter

Wondering what's up with Facebook & Twitter? HACKED! Go here:

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

This one's for us - Cause we deserve it!

Now before you roll your eyes, this isn't going to be about what you think it is. It has nothing to do with artistic ability or the scores of villains who take our work and give it away for free. No this is about something that hit me smack dab in the face these past few weeks as I decided to change my designing name and blog. It's a process that you would think was simple enough right? WRONG, wrong & WRONG. I don't think that any designer truly realizes how much they do or how much they have probably learned since delving into the world of digi-scrap. Firstly, if you are just jumping in and didn't have the benefit of some sort of formal graphics training, you need to know that all Scrapbooking kits are created at 300 dpi and that elements are png and papers are jpg - MOST of the time. If you don't know what the 3 letter abbreviations mean you will have to learn that too. Learn graphics programs from Photoshop or PSP and maybe some texture programs, plugins, 3D programs, maybe you draw or sketch which is cool but do you have your tablet to draw with or are you drawing/scanning/extracting? Do you know how to use - nay - do you know what styles, actions, gradients or scripts etc are? Do you know how to install and use them? Do you know what the differences between copyrighted - share-alike - donation - open source and a ton of other terms are? There is a lot more to know but I am going to forego all of that because - for my needs - I have already given you a good enough idea of the scope for the designing part.

Now let's move onto the fun things. It is a business, plain & simple. I don't care how many people tell you that it isn't a job - it's a hobby they have NO CLUE what they are talking about. I had someone tell me that once and I started throwing the terminology at them and even went as far as to give them a pen & paper and said - here draw something. I want you to get 5 designs from your head to the paper - for the papers then draw 5 different objects/elements that you could use with those papers - from your head to the paper. Then I want you to do the preview, label each individual file, zip it up and upload it to your boutique. then you can take that same file and place it into your boutique with the correct meta tags, a name, price and - oh yes - a description. Because not only do you have to come up with a unique name - something catchy - but you have to give a description that will make people want to look at it again. OK wow that's great you have your kit in the store (this person's eyes had already started to glaze over by this time lol) now how do you let people know it's there? Well heck, they aren't going to just sit up one day and say to themselves "Gee I think there is a designer out there whose name is ----- and I want to see their new designs!" So now let's go ahead and advertise our little kit. Well we will just switch gears now from Designer, to Web Programmer to being a Marketer. We need to come up with a pitch for our wonderful little kit and an ad (more designing) OK let's say we breeze through the ad where do we put it? How many places are there for you to advertise. Even if the marketing fairy comes along and gives you a list of all the best places to post your ad there is still a ton of stuff for you to find out (I had a lot of help from my good friends Shannon Fahrnback & Carla Ware LOVE YOU GALS!) What is the largest image you can post? Do you have to pay to be able to post at these sites? Are some groups better to post at than others? And whoops - back to IT - what is html and how do I write it? Is using a href the same as img src? If I can't upload my image directly to the site where I am posting my ad then where do I upload it to? How do I get the image to show up where I want the ad to be? Are there only certain days when ads are allowed to be placed? How often should I place an ad? Whoops did I forget about my prospective customers on the other side of the world.... will they see my ad or will it get buried under all the others coming in after mine? Once again I will give you a free pass and say that this has all been worked out. Now what?

Do you have blinkies? Those little squirming, molding, folding minuscule demons from Hades that look oh so cute but will make their creator lose their minds trying to make them. FREE PASS you have paid someone to make one for you - but you don't want them deciding what your style is like so you still need to come up with some sort of an idea as to how you want it done. But ehh ok I gave you the free pass - blinkie done. How does your blog look? What's a Blog? Ha! Now you are right back to the beginning Designer/Web Programmer/Marketer. Design your Blog, Code your Blog and Market your blog. You want people to come to your blog to see all of your wonderful creativity, to keep in touch with your fans/followers, and because it will show people what beauties you are offering them this week! It is your home.

After all is said & done what do we have?

We know how to design and package our creations in the proper dimensions
We know how to massage our design files & use an ftp program to put our designs onto the great wide web
We know how to use the appropriate program/shopping cart system for EACH of our Boutiques
We handle the previews, descriptions & other marketing for our designs
We handle the appropriate coding for putting our designs out there for the public to see (and hopefully purchase)
We handle the marketing of ourselves via blogs, blinkies, freebies, chats etc.

Of course I didn't even touch on the topic of chats/freebies, nor did I get into the whole Paypal process, contract process, whether or not you should be exclusive or spread yourself out to more than one site. Researching & keeping up on the latest trends and trying to stay one step ahead. I also didn't even get into the numerous designers who are WAHMs We juggle all of this plus our family.

So, the next time someone looks at you and scoffs at your career choice do what I did. Look them in the eye, raise one eyebrow and challenge them to even know half of what you are talking about (My favorite quote from Live Free or Die Hard - If that guy knew half of what I know his fuzzy little head would explode) Then remember that home based business are multiplying exponentially and soon enough we will be the ones scoffing at those who leave their homes to go to work ;)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wow thanks!

I got so many comments and e-mails about my new kit "Coffee House" I am glad you all enjoyed it, it makes me happy to make others happy ;) If you missed it, the kit will be up in my boutique in a little while. Since some of you missed it I am going to put it in for 50% off for the first week to give everyone a chance to grab it ;)

In regards to my blog, if something doesn't look right I would appreciate a comment. Alex (who keeps his settings at like 1900 eek) says that it comes up funny on his screen and I want to make sure that it looks ok to everyone.

I have a lot of work to get done so I am going to head out but be sure to check my sidebar for all of the awesome deals going on right now. We have the Mega Kit sale to help out Royanna & her family:

Divine Hope Mega Colaboration Benefit Kit
Don't miss out on this amazing kit!!
Over 40 Designers from all over donated their time and talent to make this kit special to help out a divine friend Royanna of Studio RA Designs.
This kit has over 240 Papers, over 300 elements, 3 printable Bookmarks, 3 printable Door Hangers, 4 commercial use overlays, 4 alphas, and 30 quick pages!
By purchasing this amazing kit you will be giving hope to a divine friend plus getting a beautiful and special mega benefit kit, and if that wasn't enough you also get coupons from 8 different designers up to $5.00 off any purchase to their stores!!
All of this for only $5.00!!!
Sounds like a win win to me!!
Royanna had given much to the digital scrapbooking community, please consider giving back and showing our love by purchasing this kit and giving the hope of a better tomorrow to Royanna and her family!!
Some parts of this kit is S4H OK just read each designers TOU :)

Just click on the image to purchase this kit!

Have an awesome day!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Coffee House Free for Limited Time!

Yes I needed a change LOL So, in celebration of my new start and my birthday I have made a bunch of changes - including this new blog and my Designing name. There will be plenty of Freebies & New kits & maybe even a few challenges for you to enjoy! For now I am going to start with this new kit. In celebration of my LOVE for ESPRESSO & Scrapping I have created "Coffee House" this will be going into my Boutique at Divine Digital for $7 but for now you can grab it here for FREE!

Just click on the links to be taken to your downloads! Enjoy!

**THESE LINKS HAVE BEEN REMOVED** Thanks so much for your interest!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

August Desktop Freebie

Well since this desktop was created using my new kit "Coffee House" I decided to add it here as well. The same rules apply here as they did on my old blog. First NO FILE SHARING, send people here to get the files if you think they would like them. Secondly you can just click on the image to be taken to your download ;) Lastly, remember a little LOVE goes a long way.

Enjoy! Oh and be sure to check back soon as The kit I used to make this will be posted here for a limited time for FREE! Afterwards it will be going into my Boutique at Divine Digital for $7! So keep checking back to make sure you don't miss out!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Resource List

I have decided to put my resource list here on my blog and only include a link to it in my designs. The reason for this decision is that many times resource creators will change their TOU and it can be difficult to keep up with all of the changes. This way as I acquire a new resource I can post it here (hopefully immediately) and not have to worry about updating all of my designs individually. I hope this is acceptable to everyone involved. This list will be updated regularly.

The following people/companies may or may not have been used as a resource in making my designs. They are mentioned here in alphabetical order:

Special thanks to Acmdesignz
Special thanks to ActionFX - Al Ward
Special thanks to Antje
Special thanks to Ardiva
Special thanks to Art Collaboration
Special Thanks to Atomic Cupcake
Special Thanks to Bobbie25 (Barbara Brundon)
Special thanks to Capris
Special thanks to Carla - MeuScraps
Special Thanks to Cátia Cunha
Special thanks to Creative Art Designs
Special thanks to Creative Chaos
Special thanks to Creed
Special thanks to Damage Inc (Ignus Serpentis)
Special Thanks to Dani Alencar
Special Thanks to DAZ Studio
Special thanks to Deviney
Special Thanks to Doreen Stolz
Special thanks to Dover Clipart
Special thanks to Fa Maura
Special thanks to Finfond
Special thanks to Fringewood Tech
Special Thanks to Hawksmont
Special thanks to Heather Manning
Special thanks to Helena Montero
Special thanks to Janine Oliveira
Special thanks to Julia Fialho
Special thanks to Karanta
Special thanks to Kendra
Special thanks to Little Fox
Special Thanks to Lost & Taken
Special Thanks to Media Militia
Special thanks to Miss Tina
Special thanks to Monica Larsen
Special Thanks to Moyra
Special thanks to Obsidian Dawn
Special thanks to PokeyDots
Special Thanks to Pyna Gabrielidis
Special thanks to Ravenhair
Special Thanks to Roseli
Special Thanks to Royanna Fritschman
Special Thanks to Sarah Laming
Special Thanks to Scraps2You
Special thanks to Shannon Fahrnbach
Special thanks to Scraps by Shilo
Special Thanks to Stacy Carlson
Special Thanks to Sweetmade
Special Thanks to Tracy King
Special thanks to Traveler
Special Thanks to Vectorvaco
Special thanks to Verena Karolyi
Special thanks to Yazooy
Special thanks to Ziggle Designs


**NOTE** Many times I downloaded a Free for Commercial Use font which was not located on the owners site. What I have done is pull the person's name and link (if there was one) from their TOU They are listed in no particular order and will, of couse, be updated as needed

Squirrel Font
Kevin King
Larabie Fonts
Patrick Broderick
Jakob Fischer /
Darren Rigby Design
Black Jack
Vic Fieger
Matthew Welch
Manfred Klein
Igino Marini
FontSite Inc.
Fonthead Design fonts
Felix Braden
Ryoichi Tsunekawa
Dieter Steffmann
Jess Latham
Bernd Montag
Apostrophic Labs
Vigilante TypeFace Corporation

Many Images are found here:


Artists whose graphics I have Used:



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