I love the everyday, ordinary day. There is so much treasure that lies hidden under the most common, routine things, if we only choose to see with eyes wide open with wonder and amazement: the early morning sun whispering its wake-up greeting from behind the drawn blinds. The sweet fresh-morning-dew breath of the young child softly snoozing (cherish it; when they grow up, that sweet breath disappears, haha). The perfect sweetness of the orange that, squeezed and emptied into a glass, sacrificed itself so you could drink its delicious essence (oh, to feel like an orange after a day of serving others is to know it was a day well spent!).
So much of what is special and precious in our lives lies tucked in moments that look suspiciously ordinary. And some of us choose to preserve these memories in photographs or layouts. Which brings me to one of my favorite products…
Day Brushes – Reloaded
The first version of this was created about the time I started selling my designs at JessicaSprague.com (there were just two of us selling our designs back then – Jes and I 😆 Then we grew and grew and now we’re privileged to have so many awesome designers in our team!). The brushes were popular back then (thank heavens!), but –and here is where the learning curve began– I realized that since I had put in the year as a background to the brushes, they weren’t really very useful once the year was over. 🙄
So I re-designed and re-created and enlarged the original pack, and this is what came out of the oven (and now you can use them year after year after year…) :
Here’s a closer look:
You can “stamp” these directly on to your photos, or you can use them on layouts. If you’re a Photoshop or Photoshop-Elements user (or if you use a program that allows the use of .abr files), you’ll be glad to know that the .abr files allow you to stamp in whatever color and size you want. If you don’t use Photoshop or PSE, you can still totally use these because the whole pack comes with transparent .png files!
Oh, and did I mention that you get 4 complete sets in this pack? That’s right: you get a bunch of solid and dotted-line stamps and rub-ons in clean and grungy versions! They come with 8 built-in basic labels plus a blank one so that you can customize it with your own labels. How awesome is that? 🙂
More awesome-ness: Eye Candy!
I just love the wonderfully-creative masterful ladies on our JessicaSprague.com Creative Team! Here are some of their layouts using my Daybrushes-Reloaded:
I love how Jen P filled the empty spaces in the stamp with patterns and stickers! Even more awesome, she used the stamps themselves as frames for her daily photos. Can you spell awesome? *Happy sigh* 🙂
I am in love with the way Miki used the stamps, both fully on her photos and then overlapping the photo and her background paper! Wheee!
Jenn M turned her stamp into a tag – amazing! 🙂
Brenda used the dotted-line stamp which goes perfectly with her dotted-line border around her entire layout. Sweet!
And Renee used my stamp for the bottom layer of her clustered elements. Marvelous!
Seriously. These ladies are just so awesome.
Wait! One more awesome thing!
My Daybrushes-Reloaded pack is normally priced at $4.99 but today (until midnight Pacific time), you can grab it for just a buck! Woooohooo! Just click on the image on the left to grab it (you’ll go straight to the sale page), if you don’t have it in your stash yet.
Now isn’t it such a joy to grab stuff for a song? 😉
Speaking of songs… here’s one that matches today’s One-Buck Wednesday product from me. (Okay, so I guess I’m totally dating myself here, but I truly enjoyed this way back in the 70s… though I didn’t have the era’s famous big hair :lol:)
Happy One-Buck Wednesday, my friends! With huge hugs! (And may your every day be awesome beyond words!)