Friday, April 12, 2013

HUGE POST–Blog Train, Featured Designer and MORE

Squee!! I have so MUCH to share with you today. I hope you have a few minutes to look through everything because we are bringing you a lot of awesomeness today!

BLOG TRAIN

We have 13 designers offering a commercial use digital scrapbooking freebie on their blogs today! Have fun visiting each designer’s blog, downloading a free sample of their CU designs and checking out their sales and specials in the store.

Blog Train Starter

Here is the master list of designers in case you get stuck somewhere along the way. Please be patient with designers posting from different time zones --

ABCreations
http://AnmarieBowdenCreations.blogspot.com

bymurielle
https://bymuriellescrapdigital.blogspot.com

Courtney's Digiscrappin'
http://www.courtneysdigiscrappin.blogspot.com/

CU by Day
http://cubyday.blogspot.ca/

Eirene Designs
http://eirene70.com/blog3/

Kathryn Estry Designs
http://kathrynsdigitaldesigns.blogspot.com/

Kim Cameron
http://kimcameron.blogspot.com/

Kristmess Designs
http://kristmessdesigns.blogspot.ca/

NBK-Design
www.nbk-design.com

Pati Araujo
http://patiaraujo.com/blog/

Queen Bee Scraps
http://queenbeescraps.blogspot.com

SnickerdoodleDesigns
http://snickerdoodledesignsbykaren.com

StarSongStudio
http://starsongstudio.blogspot.com

FEATURED DESIGNER – StarSongStudio

It’s time to meet another talented designer at CUDigitals!

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What is your real name if different than your design name?  Ann Plantier
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family.  I live in the United States just outside of Philadelphia with my husband and a very spoiled King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, Vinnie. I have two adult daughters and two grandsons. StarSongStudio has become a family business with my husband, Clemens, taking most of the photographs that I use for backgrounds and extracting elements; and my daughter Dawn (Morning Sun Designs) collaborating on a number of PU and CU kits. When I’m not designing I’m busy wearing my other career hat: professional astrologer, which I’ve been doing for over 30 years.


How long have you been designing CU products and how did you get started?  My daughter introduced me to digital scrapbooking in 2009 and I started designing CU products in 2010.

Here are some of my favorite products that Ann has created

CU Rose Mix 1 by StarSongStudioCU Old Study by StarSongStudioCU Castle 1 by StarSongStudioCU Blue Poppy by StarSongStudioCU Long Stemmed Roses by StarSongStudioCU Vintage Frames 2 by StarSongStudio

Do you design PU products as well?  Yes, I design both.

What programs do you use to design your products? Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Lightroom are my stand-bys.

What is your favorite time of the day to design? I’m definitely a morning person and I often wake up at 4 or 5 am filled with ideas I want to try out.  It’s 5 am as I type this at my computer, my dog curled up sound asleep at my feet.

Can you give us a great tip for using one of your products to create digital scrapbooking kits? I love elegant table settings where china cups, teapots, and plates are filled with a variety of fresh floral bouquets and ribbons.  My CU Tea Party kit is perfect for this.  Try erasing the back of the cup or pitcher, for example, and fill them to overflowing with flowers.

What are a few of your favorite products that you’ve made? Two of my favorites are my photographic backgrounds series, since I’m reminded of all the wonderful places I’ve visited when I see them; and my pocket watches, which are photographed from my own collection.

CU Backgrounds Bundle from StarSongStudioCU Fantasy 1 by StarSongStudioCU Autumn Streams by StarSongStudio

CU Spring Paths by StarSongStudioCU Stairways by StarSongStudioCU Winter Paths by StarSongStudio

CU Autumn Stairs & Paths by StarSongStudioCU Mountain Scenes 2 by StarSongStudioCU Mountain Scenes 1 by StarSongStudio

CU Pocket Watches by StarSongStudio

What is your best-selling product? My tattered books series

CU Tattered Books Bundle by StarSongStudioCU Tattered Books 1 by StarSongStudioCU Tattered Books 2 by StarSongStudio


CU Tattered Books 3 by StarSongStudio

Do you have plans for your next set of CU products? My favorite used book store just had a wonderful sale and I picked up some wonderful old music books from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. 

What do you love to do when you are not working? I love reading and usually have 4 or 5 books, fiction and non-fiction, going at once.

What is your favorite beverage? Coffee, especially flavored or fancy coffees with lots of frothy foam on top

If you could learn anything what would it be? This is always changing but at the moment I think it would be fun to learn magic tricks

During Ann’s feature – she is offering a FABULOUS SALE

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and a wonderful freebie!

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GIVEAWAY

You can enter to win $10 worth of Ann’s great CU products – just leave a comment on this post before Thursday April 18 at midnight. One winner will be drawn and announced on the April 19 blog post. Good luck!

LAST WEEK’S WINNER

The winner of last’s week $10 giveaway for Stargazy Creations is Mary89. Mary has already gotten an email and ready to shop for some fabulous goodies! Congratulations!

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NEW RELEASES

Photoshop Actions

Solace Actions-ButtonSolace Actions-BirdSolace ActionsSolace Actions-UmbrellaSolace Actions-TreeSolace Actions-Tag

Solace Actions-SwirlsSolace Actions-FrameSolace Actions-FlowerSolace Actions-CloudSolace Actions-Butterfly

Embellishment Templates

Trading Card Template KitSpring ButterfliesCU Cruiseship Layered Template

Solace Template - CloudSolace Template - ButtonSolace Template - ButterflySolace Template - BirdSolace TemplatesSolace Template - UmbrellaSolace Template - TreeSolace Template - TagSolace Template - SwirlSolace Template - FlowerSolace Template - Frame

 

Embellishments

Oh My Ribbons (03)CU Craft Flowers 3CU Fancy Frames

Solace Set - UmbrellaSolace Set - TreeSolace Set - Tag

Solace Set - SwirlSolace Set - FrameSolace Set - Flower

Solace Set - CloudSolace Set - ButtonSolace Set - ButterflySolace Set - BirdSolace SetButtons N Beads

CU Wings 1 - Emo - StitchedCU Wings 1 - EmoCU Wings 1 - Stitched

CU Wings 1

Papers and Paper Templates

CU Layered Paper Templates - ButterfliesCU Dream Papers 5 by AneczkaWAdd a Splatta' Vol. 1

Deco Grunge Page Borders (1)CU Dream Papers 4 by AneczkaW



Photoshop Styles

Photoshop Styles 8ABC Teach Me Metallic Styles {CU/S4H} by SnickerdoodleDesigns

10 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the blog train! Thanks everyone!
    kimsdesigns @ yahoo.com

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  2. Hope it's my lucky day! I know it is: today is our weddinganniversary, tomorrow my birthday and designerversary!
    Going to hop to all the blogs soon, thanks for offering all the goodies. I'm sure they will be useful!
    Love from Holland, Marieke

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    1. It WAS your lucky day! You WON. Please use the store contact form to send me your email so I can send your store coupon code. http://cudigitals.com/index.php?main_page=contact_us

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  3. thanks for the fabulous blog train! i really liked the interview. have a great weekend!
    from jg (moltenwavesatyahoodotocm)

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  4. What a great blog train. Thanks to everyone involved. The interview was very interesting. You have some wonderful products so, of course, I'd love a chance to win! Thanks

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  5. Congratulations, CU Digitals - great sales, great blog train. Love your stuff, Ann.

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  6. Thankyou so much for this awesome blog train! :)

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  7. Thank you so much for this wonderful and awesome blog train. This is one of my favorite places to buy from. Thanks again for everything.

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  8. Thanks for the great blog train. Is anyone else having problems with Pati Araujo's link...I am getting a page not found.

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  9. thankyou so much for being so very generous with sharing so great products *hugs*

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