Shabby Miss Jenn

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Labor Day Sale

I have sadly neglected my blog lately there just hasn't been enough hours in the day to post here. I have been busy getting the final details ironed out for our "Heart Spa" retreat. We had a test run on Monday with the spa parts with our leadership staff. We had so much fun and laughed so much I know it is going to awesome when we get to the retreat center.
It doesn't take much to get ladies laughing and talking does it? So as of tomorrow the retreat is just 2 weeks away, wow!

Along with the retreat I was working on some collabs and a new kit which I just released. Oh, and in there I also went on vacation. I got to see my youngest grandsons who I hadn't seen since Christmas.
And I have a treat for you starting now thru September 3rd you can get any of my products at
Studio Style Designs for 60 % off.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tropical Punch Mega Kit - Designer Giveaway @ DSC

This is an event that you don't want to miss I've seen this kit and it is fab!!! I will be hosting a chat with Karla aka Lifesong Kreations by Karla. Our chat time will be 7:00 pm eastern standard time, there will be goodies given out and some other prizes so don't be late. The password will be given for the download at the chat.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hot Vacation Sale 40% off

PhotobucketI am having a Hot Vacation Sale on all my designs at Studio Style Designs. If you hurry you can get some real bargains I have dropped everything in the store by 40% thru August 20th. This includes all my kits and Commercial textures.

I finally got around to making a fan blinkie if you would like to grab this and I see it you just might get a little appreciation!

That is all I have time for right now as I start vacation tomorrow!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hurt'in for Certain!

Oh, ouch! I am feeling my age today as we have had some intensive practices for a concert we are to have on Saturday. Even after all that standing on Sunday & Monday we went to the fair last night and walked around there for about 3 more hours. By the time we arrived home my ankle was reminding of a past injury I suffered to it. So needless to say I did not sleep well last night at all. On top of that I am usually a lady of leisure, (not) well I don't work outside of the home. I am busy designing during the day along with other things I do for the church. Today I had to start filling in for the secretary at church while she is recovering from knee replacement surgery. Well it wasn't to bad since it is only for 4 hours and I will love having that little extra pay. That has pretty much been my day today and my little dog doesn't know what to think as she had to be in her crate most of the day. Hmmmmmm she ain't gonna like the next 6 weeks.

I did finally finish a new kit yesterday for Faith Sisters shop called, "Tropical Visions".


It will be on sale for 40% off as an intro price until August 9th. I was out and took some more pictures to use as textures. I just put these in the store so check them out! And look below for another sample of textures that are free for you.

And if you want to try out my textures I have another freebie for you that you can pick up here at Faith Sisters.


Monday, August 4, 2008

Photos to Pencil Sketches

Whew am I tired this morning!! Our group "Vision" is getting ready for a concert on Saturday so we had a 3 hour practice yesterday after all the regular activities we have a church. We are to have another practice this evening so I will be taking a nap later today for sure. Say a prayer for me as I'm not use to singing for over 2 hours in a concert. We usually have an hour concert so this will be a big day for us on Saturday.

Awhile back I stumbled across "Mama Shan's" video tutorials for photoshop on YouTube. I don't have photoshop but I do have Photoshop Elements so I watched the video about turning a photo into a pencil sketch. After watching it I wanted to try and see how far I could go even though I don't have all of the features that Photoshop has. I couldn't find the exact picture I used on this picture below as my computer crashed awhile back and I lost some items.


I did find the orginal picture of my dog, " Lexie" and below you see what I did using the steps from "Mama Shan's" tutorial to turn it into a pencil sketch. I was fun to try and I learn some more about my program which I didn't know how to do before going through this.



I took the finished pencil sketches and added a few more things to them so I could use them on some cards I was making to sell.

So a fun way to learn your program or learn something new is to go through a tutorial such as these. So I challenge you this week to try something new!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Humming Birds & Moths

I finally bought a Humming Bird feeder and was so excited about getting it set up today. When I got home with it and opened the box only part of the feeder is in there, grrrrrrrrrrr.... So they will have to wait on the feeder until I can take it back across town to exchange it.
Just about every day I have seen a humming bird out and about the flowers in the backyard. I planted a Humming Bird vine last year and it is growing fast but so far it just has one small bunch of flowers so I hope by next year it will have more for them.

Anyway I just found out an interesting fact yesterday that there is a Humming Bird Moth.

This is so interesting that a moth looks at first glance just like a Humming bird. I will have to be on the look out for these now that I know there is such a thing.