Thursday, March 27, 2014

Summer Vacation Bunting is now available!

Good evening, everyone!  I just wanted to let you all know that the last item in our Summer Vacation set, Summer Vacation Digital Bunting/Garland is now up in our shop.

I've really enjoyed doing this set, it feels so fun and carefree to me.  Can't wait for summer to get here!

Have a nice evening!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The car and new washi tape

I'm happy to report that due to DH having a great driving record for many years that we won't have to pay any deductible to have our car repaired. And we also have a 'first time no blackmark' clause, so our insurance won't even go up.  Yay!

And now onto prettier thoughts: our new Summer Vacation sets.  Here is a new set of washi tape for you.  Hope you like it!

I'm really liking these patterns.  I think I might do some bunting to go with it.  :-D

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Summer Vacation Ribbon Borders for Scrapbooks, Journals and Website Design

Here is another item in our Summer Vacation line, new ribbon borders for your digital scrapbooks, journals, web design, etc.  Or you can print them out to use in paper crafts!

I love the colors and patterns on this group of ribbons, especially the plaid!

Life can make it hard to focus

You know how sometimes things happen and it makes it harder to focus on your job?  Well, I'm going through that right now.  DH, Brian, had a minor fender bender yesterday on his way to work.  I'm a piece of jelly when it comes to things getting harmed, so I felt a bit ill when I saw the gaping hole in the passenger bumper/wheel well of our car.  Ugh!  It's not pretty but no one was hurt and I think everything still works on the car.

So, I've been running around trying to get insurance info and all for DH.  You know, I'm starting to think that getting back to work on my designs will make me feel better.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

And the matching digital paper...

I was so excited to tell you about those new Treasuries that we were featured in on Etsy that I didn't realize I hadn't told you about our new summer items yet.  For that matter, I'd only finished one listing and uploaded it before the listing was picked for that Treasury - so here, now, is the matching digital paper to our Summer Vacation clip art collection: Summer Vacation Digital Papers.

We've been featured!

I'm so excited to tell you that in the last few days our work has been featured in three Treasury Listings over at Etsy!

First, our lovely Tribal / Native / Indian Clip Art has been featured in a Treasury by Laura!

And then our Spring Bunting Garland was featured on this wonderful Spring Is In The Air Treasury by Courtney and Kelsey.

And most exciting of all, no sooner had I uploaded our Summer Vacation clip art to Etsy and it was featured on a Treasury, too!

Hope your weekend is filled with as many positives as mine has been!  Type to you soon!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A special Happy Birthday!

I want to give a special shout-out to my favorite girl, my St. Patrick's Day (almost) girl - my granddaughter, Malaya. Happy Birthday, Malaya!!

Love, Nana

And more Rainbow Basics

Okay, I've got to admit that I've fallen into the trap of doing what's pretty and a little more easy to do but that are well liked by scrapbookers and graphic design folk.  Today, I have for you two more items for our Rainbow Basics group of papers, our new Medium Size Polka Dot papers and our Monochrome Medium Size Polka Dot papers.

Medium Polka Dots Digital Papers

I still have another set of garden clip art to work on for all of you.  I promise to get that out to you real soon!


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Adding to a favorite theme

One of the themes that folks who like background papers for digital scrapbook and also for website design really seem to like are various geometric designs in a rainbow of color choices.  We already have a number of popular items in that category, like chevrons, ikat chevrons, and window pane plaids.  With geometrics becoming so popular, I thought I'd add in a favorite style of mine: Moroccan tile quatrefoils.

Monochrome Moroccan Tile Quatrefoil Papers

And look for me to be adding to our set of rainbow basic designs very soon!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Our new Spring 2014 Freebie is up!

Based on our Garden Friends clip art and Dragonfly Garden digital papers, our new spring freebie is up and ready for you to download!  They'll be great for your digital scrapbook or even your blog!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I needed some Spring!

I live in a snowy region, and this year we're having more snow than I've seen in years.  For that reason, lately I've been feeling a strong need for some flowers and some garden time.  Being a designer/artist, I gave myself a bit of that by designing some nice garden items for you - and me. ;)  

Whether you use my graphics and papers for digital scrapbooks and journals, website design, graphic arts or even print them off for personal use with paper crafts, I hope these designs bring you a breath of fresh air the same way they did me!
Garden Friends Clipart

Dragonfly Garden Digital Background Papers

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The best laid plans...

There are times when you sit down to work on your current project and your brain just can't get into gear. And there are times when you really want to create something and it's going nowhere.  Today, those two things came together for me.  I couldn't get anywhere with my garden project but I looked around and suddenly St. Patrick's Day seemed to call to me, so I jumped in with both feet.

I'd already created 4 or 5 items for a set of clip art but I just couldn't get myself to focus on working on a leprechaun.  I knew I wanted to base the leprechaun on my Thanksgiving boy pilgrim because they dress in a similar manner but that's all I knew.

Time to call in the Google Meister.  I looked up leprechauns and began to get a feel for what characteristics most folks saw as being leprechaun-ish, and after just a few hours work my leprechaun was in one piece and all the little loose ends tied up.

So, here is Candy Box Digital's newest clip art series, for St. Patrick's Day.  Hope you like it!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday, slow Monday

It's a rather frigid Monday around here, today.  We have bright blue skies but things just aren't warming up. The forecasters seem to be hoping that next week our highs might get close to freezing, though that's still below our normal temps for this time of year.

I'm still working on our new spring items for you.  Expect to see birds, birdhouses, other things you might find in your garden, and of course papers to go with them.

Oh, and I'm also working on some matching freebies for all of you at the same time.  I hope to have those replace the current winter freebie on my Facebook page before the end of the week.

Keep warm!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

A new, fun start!

Good morning, Everyone!  Welcome to Candy Box Digital's all new blog on Blogger!

What's this blog about?  Well, mostly it's a way to introduce you to new products that I - chief cook and designer at Candy Box - have created, and then we'll add in a tidbit here or there talking about my life at home with DH (Brian) and our puppies.  Believe me, with the puppies - especially the new girl, nicknamed Squee - things are not quiet around here, even though our two boys and a girl having moved on with their lives.

Oh, especially with something new coming up - and it's not a design.  My younger son, 28, is getting married this Fall!  So there's something new for you to learn from this blog.  I really need to get use to telling you the special things that are happening in my life!

New products coming up?  Currently, I'm working on some items from Spring: birds, garden items, etc.  It feels far from spring at our home right now but I know it's just about there for some of you, and I sure need to feel it's coming.

So here's a little peek for you, so you can see where things are heading for spring.

Have a great weekend!