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We’re 5 Years OId This Month!

20 Jun

Yeah, well, not me me, but we at JessicaSprague.com!Β Man, how time flies!

But birthdays are always fun, aren’t they? And they’re especially fun at the Spraground, because we love giving away birthday goodies every year!

This year, the JessicaSprague.com designers have teamed up to bring you a wonderful summer-y collaboration kit, and here’s my part of it:

My mini kit has five 12×12 papers and 5 elements:

  • tied chipboard accent (in plain and pre-shadowed versions)
  • a buttoned and lifted string (pre-shadowed for that oh-so-realistic look)
  • a 12×12 puffy-sticker popsicle border
  • a stapled, paint-swiped frame (in plain, pre-shadowed, and lifted versions)
  • a set of summer and beach label wordart (in plain and pre-shadowed versions)

And if you find that my little kit rocks your boat, you can click on the button below to download the file directly:

If you’ve arrived here first, you’ll want to go to the start of the whole bloghop so you can collect all the goodies along the way.

Click HERE to go to the first stop (none other than our dear Jessica Sprague’s blog!)

And to collect the next part of this fabulous collab kit, click HERE to go to Lori Whitlock’s blog!

Our bloghop will be active all week long till right before midnight of Sunday, June 24th Eastern Standard Time. This means that you and your friends can download our goodies any time this week till right before midnight.

Oh, and because you’re awesome, I know I can count on you to leave a few words as you grab my freebie, right? πŸ˜€ (Scroll down and click on the Comments button… don’t be shy! πŸ˜‰ ).

Don’t forget that as part of our Birthday Week celebrations, we’re also having a 40%-0ff sale this entire week! Click HERE to go to my shop and fill your cart with goodies that you might not be part of your collection yet :).

And here’s a little poster to remind you of all our birthday activities this week:

Thanks for passing by, and don’t forget to grab a cupcake and a balloon on your way out! (((big happy birthday hugs))) to you!

Last Few Hours to Grab My DSD Freebie!

7 Nov

Hi there! Just dropping by real quick to let you know that there are just a few more hours left to grab my DSD freebie, if you haven’t included it in your weekend loot yet πŸ˜‰

Click on the image below to get it!

GRAB NOW! Link Expires at 12 midnight Pacific time!

ETA: Link to my DSD freebie has expired. πŸ˜₯

My coupon is also still active (just in case you’re still raring for some shopping therapy):

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO USE THE COUPON CODE IN MY SHOP! πŸ™‚

And now to get back to working and maximizing my last day of the semestral school break. Tomorrow regular life begins again. 😐

F is for 47 Fun, Fabulous, Fantastic Freebies … Fo(u)r You!

25 Jun

The designers, creative team members, and admin at JessicaSprague.com have all been working hard in our digital labs, cooking up something these past weeks to celebrate 4 fabulous years of growing our skills and telling our stories and cultivating friendships on our Spraground…

And tonight is the night we’re throwing confetti and blowing trumpets and and welcoming one and all to this seriously awesome PARTY! We’ve got 47 goodie bags (actually, there’s a little surprise at the end too! πŸ˜‰ ) to give each one of you!

Be sure you unzip your goodie bags as soon as you pass through each blog so that you can collect the quote strips tucked inside each one. When you’ve gathered all 47 quote strips, arrange them in the correct order then send the completed “quote” to my dear friend Tori (her email addy is on the flyer below), and all those who complete the quote correctly have an additional chance to win the raffle for a sur-PRIZE from us! How awesome is that! πŸ˜€

Remember, though, that you need to grab all your goodie bags (and send that completed quote to Tori) between NOW and 10PM EST Sunday (June 26th), which is when our party winds down (and then we get to wipe the traces of chocolate cupcake off our faces and lie down on the grass and smile contentedly at the stars, thanking the heavens for a wonderful weekend-long party πŸ™‚ ).

So while you put on your virtual running shoes and get ready for our 47-stop bloghop, here’s a bit of info to let you know how we’re playing this entire weekend!

THIS IS BLOG STOP NO. 2

In case you’ve arrived here directly, you’ll want to click on the image below to get to the start of the bloghop πŸ™‚

And now… open your arms wide so I can give you a great big (((squeeze))) and this goodie-bag that I’ve created for you!

CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE to grab your freebie πŸ™‚ (And while you’re downloading, you might want to leave a little love on my blog via the COMMENTS box at the bottom? πŸ˜‰ I just *love* hearing from you! )

Sorry, the download link has expired. Thank you so much for dropping by!

Included in my mini kit are:

  • 3 highly-textured 12×12 patterned papers
  • 3 highly-textured 12×12 solid papers
  • infinity chain
  • stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • journaling tag
  • stapled vintage frame
  • a trio of eyelets
  • pinned tag
  • price code tag
  • heart paper clip
  • extra large embossed acetate title

All my elements come in simple and pre-shadowed versions! πŸ™‚

(PS. For those who live in the US, the colors of my 4EVER Mini Kit are sure to work perfectly for your Fourth-of-July holiday that’s right around the corner! Isn’t 4 such a fabulous number? πŸ˜€ )

NEXT STOP on the bloghop is… hang on… let me first remind you (*naughty smiles):

DON’T FORGET … THERE’S MORE THIS WEEKEND!

We have discounts on every class and product in our store through Sunday, June 26! Be sure to stock up on your favorite digi supplies as well as enroll in the classes you’ve been wanting to take!

  • 20% off every self-paced class, including Digital Scrapbooking, Photo Editing, Adobe Illustrator, Digital Organization, and more
  • 30% off our beginner classes, Up & Running with Photoshop and Photo Editing: Good-to-Great Workflow
  • 35% off ALL our DIGITAL PRODUCTS! (Click HERE to go to my shop :D)

And if you’ve missed any of the 27 episodes of Jessica’s amazing Photoshop Friday tutorials and our Hybrid Project Friday tutorials, now’s your chance to grab them for just $1 each before they’re retired forever on June 26th.

AND NOW YOU WANT TO RUN TO…

BLOG STOP NO. 3 – which is the home of the goddess of all things kitschy, Danielle’s blog!

Click HERE to get to Kitschy Digitals, Danielle’s blog!

Have fun, and thanks so much for dropping by! Don’t be a stranger … come back often cos I just love sitting on my blog porch, sipping on iced tea (or hot chocolate :D), and swapping stories with you! (Go ahead and sign up for email subscription on the right top side of this page πŸ˜‰ ).

See you soon! BIG BIG ((((hugs))))!

FOUR IS…

17 Jun

Super Summer Sale at JessicaSprague.com

Four is fabulous. Four is fascinating. Four is fantastic.

And JessicaSprague.com is FOUR! πŸ˜€

To celebrate four awesome years of growing skills and giving you the best digital products, we’re throwing a HUMONGOUS Birthday Bash & Summer Sale! From June 14-26, you can save 20% off of every self-paced class, and 35% off of ALL digital products. (That’s right! A whopping 35% off on all my products too! πŸ˜‰ ).

And for those with a thirst to learn, grab all 27 episodes of Jessica’s amazing Photoshop Friday tutorials for just $1 each before they’re retired on June 26!

As part of the celebration, starting on June 24, you can participate in an incredible weekend of grabbing fabulous freebies in our second (and biggest ever) blog hop, picking up a sweet digital freebie at each of the 47 (yes, FORTY-oh-glorious-SEVEN) stops!

Best of all, on June 26 Jessica will be making a special announcement of a brand new class coming up in July.

We only put our site on sale two times a year, so don’t miss out on this GREAT savings opportunity! For all the info on the Summer Sale, Photoshop Fridays, blog hop, and the new class, just click on the lovely image above!

RUN and HAVE FUN!

And remember to come back here on June 24th – you *really* do not want to miss the partay! πŸ˜‰

Grow your skills (and grab some freebies too!)

23 May

Okay, I am guilty of being totally remiss in sitting on my blog porch with you, dearest friends, and I am so sorry about that. I could tell you all about the past months spent running after speeding trains, but let me not bore you with that, and instead simply promise to rectify that. In fact, I will begin rectifying today! πŸ™‚ Because today is a good day! Because today I have news too great to share that I just had to rush here and tell you all about it!

Do you know when “mayday” is a good thing?

Why, when it refers to 7 Days in May, the annual scrapaganza over at jessicasprague.com, where you get a smorgasboard of daily challenges for an entire week… the perfect chance to keep growing your skills, put your fabulous photos on wonderful layouts, preserve the precious memories that go with them, and grab some awesome freebies all at the same time! What treat could be better than that?

So if you haven’t scrapped in ages, or if you just scrapped an hour ago, or if you haven’t scrapped at all in your entire life: this is for YOU! Come and join us this entire week, beginning today. Just click on the flyer below and find the first of seven daily challenges at the top (sticky) portion of our General Forum!

I’m leading today’s challenge (and Kari and Linda, my two awesome – and awesomely-creative – friends, will be leading some of this week’s challenges as well). Here’s a sneak peek of the inspiration behind today’s challenge (teehee!)

So… shall I see you on the Spraground? I hope so! Be there or be… THERE! πŸ˜‰

And now… let the wild rumpus begin! πŸ˜€

One-Buck Wednesday!

13 Oct

Wednesdays at the Spraground (aka jessicasprague.com) are always huge party-days when designers put up some really choice items for … wait for it… nothing more than a buck! Can you imagine the amazing chance to preserve your precious memories with awesome made-with-love schtuff that costs less today than a hotdog?

Yup. Awesome. Totally. πŸ™‚

Just wanted to let you know that I have my {Swirly Words} Stamps & Brush Set on One-Buck Wednesday!

Perfect for adding movement and energy and a touch of whimsy to your layouts, there are 14 super-fun and super-swirly words in this element pack. They come as stamps (in .png format) so that you can use them with any program, and as a brush set (in .abr format) so that you can resize them and color them as you wish.

You’ll get a mix of brush sizes, and a good number of them are large enough to fit a 12×12 layout horizontally and vertically. Use them to add color and a dash of playfulness to your creations!

Click HERE or on the image below to get them for a buck at our JessicaSprague.com shop!

Check out these awesome layouts created by our JessicaSprague.com Creative Team!

Love the fresh sweetness of Miki’s layout!

Oooh, all that swirly wispy movement that mimics the flight of kites on Chris’ layout!

And yet another deliciously juicy layout from the awesome Miki!

Check out our JessicaSprague.com homepage for more One-Buck Wednesday goodness from my designer-sistas!

So… what’cha waitin’ for? Just say yes! πŸ˜€

You! Yes, YOU! We want YOU!

28 Sep

That’s right! YOU.

Want.

We. Do.

Want.

You.

We want you!

To be part of our team! Come and try out for our Creative Team at jessicasprague.com! We love our present Creative Team so much–they are *seriously* A.W.E.S.O.M.E.–and we’d like to spread the love and grow our precious family even more!

Our design team has grown more branches! We now have Eric and Echo Park doing their Hybrid and Digital lines with us, and we have Jody and Cosmo Cricket too! And let’s not forget Elle of Elle’s Studio (Are you jumping up and down with joy yet?).

Here’s more reason to jump up and down with joy! We love trees with lotsa branches, and we’d love our Creative Team to grow more branches too! All it takes is for you to heed our Creative Team call! It’s really simple: all you have to do is upload three (3) of your best projects (digital or hybrid) to our special CT Search Gallery between now and October 3rd! Oh and here’s a little tip: it really helps if you read the official rules, so …

Click on the image above to go directly to the official rules posted on jessicasprague.com!

Be there or be square! Hope to see your awesome creations in our CT Search gallery!

PS. Whatchawaitingfor? Go forth and try out! πŸ˜† … love ya!

You. Are. Awesome.

21 Jun

Truly, you are.

Thank you so much for partying with us and joining us on our first-ever birthday bloghop bonanza! Thank you for taking the time to hit the Comment button and leave some love. Thank you for coming a while and sitting on my blog porch… and I hope you know that you’re always welcome and I’ve saved your little spot for you with a cup of hot cocoa or a tall glass of iced tea anytime you feel like passing by for a chat or two. πŸ™‚

In case your bus / train / cab got a wee bit delayed and you’re coming in just now, and you’re feeling sad that the bloghop party’s over, don’tcha worry my friend! Most, if not all, of the You Are Awesome mini kits that belong to this wonderful mega collaborative kit are going to resurface in our shop today! And pssst! Here’s a bit of good news… today (Monday the 21st) is also the last day of our storewide sale, so you have the chance to grab these already low-priced bloghop mini kits at a further 20-off discount! Now how’s that for some cheering-up news? πŸ˜‰

Here are the mini-kits that will be in the shop today!

You Are Awesome by Linda (In the Making Design)

You Are Awesome by Kari (iKari Designs)

You Are Awesome by Nisa (Splendid Fiins)

You Are Awesome by Jan (The Queen of Quirk)


and You Are Awesome by Liv (Liv.Edesigns) … (wait. that would be me! πŸ˜† )

(Images are linked to the shop pages to make it easy for you! πŸ˜‰ )

And here’s a fabulous layout created by the uber-talented CT member Miki, right on time for Fathers’ Day yesterday!

Party (Freebie) Hangover!

And just because everyone knows what it’s like to have a bit of party hang-over, here’s another wee freebie for you!

Click on the image above to download (and thank you in advance for the love you leave! It just thrills me to hear from you in the Comments section! πŸ˜‰ )

It coordinates with this larger pack of huge Summerific labels, also available at my shop. (Image is linked to the shop page)

And here area couple of layouts created with them by our uber-fave and uber-fab JessicaSprague.com Creative Team!

by Miki

by Jenn

Keep Updated!

In case you’d like to keep updated with my blog (and … ahem… give me another awesome reason to come out and play on my porch more often) — you can click on the RSS icon over there on the top right side (yep, that would be the little green icon right below “Keep me updated”, or subscribe via your email inbox (right under the RSS icon)Β  and get notified each time a new post comes out.

Now if anyone knows a way to spread my arms around the entire world so they can reach over to you and give you a GREAT BIG SQUEEZE, let me know! Because I sure would like to give you the most humongous hug ever! Again, many thanks, and see you soon!

33 Freebies to Celebrate 3 Years!

19 Jun

I love birthdays! I love goodie bags! And I love that my favorite playground / Spraground in the entire world is turning three years old this month!

Man, it seems like just yesterday when we beta girls crashed Jessica’s site for her first-ever Photoshop class (Up & Running). I stayed awake for close to 24 hours just to sign up for a course that was probably intended for 20 students–but quickly grew to about 200 (or was it 2000?) in the first five minutes that the registration gates were thrown open. And now, we’re a family of… guess. It’s way beyond 2000, that’s for suuuure. πŸ˜‰

Three years after, (3 x 365) days filled with overflowing creative passion and tight friendships formed around the world, and here we are! For me, the journey has progressed to courses that I am honored to co-teach with Jes (Type+Writer 1 and Type+Writer 2), a growing chest of digital design work that I am thrilled to be able to sell at the best shop (with the best team of designers and the most awesome Creative Team), and an ever-growing family of the most awesome Spraground fellas ever!

Thank you, Jes and Jared, for creating this home for all of us. Thank you, my awesome Spraground family, for being so caring, so amazing, so absolutely awesome! And thank you, YOU who are reading this, for coming to my little blog-porch today and sitting a while. You are awesome.

And no, I have not run out of adjectives that begin with A… the repetitive use of the word “awesome” is intentional, meant to lead you to…

(drum roll)

THIRTY-THREE awesome FREEBIES to celebrate three years of jessicasprague.com magic… and to celebrate you, because YOU ARE AWESOME!

(Yes, I am screaming! And yes, I am jumping up and down! And yes, I am handing out birthday trumpets and throwing confetti and popping the caps off cases and cases of… you guessed it! Diet Mt. Dew! πŸ˜† )

And they’re all yours to collect from 10PM (EDT) tonight all the way till 10PM (EDT) Sunday! Just because we like celebrations that last an entire weekend! πŸ˜‰

Here’s how the game goes!

See? We love you so much that we decided it wasn’t enough to just give you 33 birthday goodie bags this weekend! There’s more! We’ve included a little quote strip in each of our bloghop freebies (so make sure you unzip those goodies right away! πŸ˜‰ ). Collect them all as you unzip each freebie from each of our 33 blogs.

Then, as you struggle to hold all your goodies in both arms at the end of your bloghoppin’ bonanza, take those 33 quote strips, play around with them, and arrange them in the correct order. When they spell out the quote that reflects our fondest wish for you, type it out in an email… then seal it with a kiss and send it to tori@jessicasprague.com. This AWESOME friend of yours and mine – and an amazing Spraground admin officer who just *loves* support tickets πŸ˜‰ – will gather all the correctly-arranged quotes and include them in a raffle for some really amazing prizes! So don’t forget to grab your chance at winning too! (Just make sure you send them in before 10PM Eastern on Sunday! πŸ˜‰ ).

And now, in case you’re shifting weight from left foot to right, thinking “Right. Now let’s get on to the freebie, girl!” … I hear ya!

Here’s my goodie bag waiting to jump into your arms!

Click on the image to download my part of the mega collab You Are Awesome kit!

If you happened to arrive right here on my blog porch first thing this evening, you’ll need to know that you’ve landed at the second blog out of 33. You’ll want to go to the beginning of the bloghop to make sure you didn’t miss a single one of the 33 freebies… so head on over to the Blog of all Blogs that belongs to the Queen of Digi-Skill-Growing and the Diva of Photoshop Fridays and one of my very best friends!

Click on the image below to go to Jessica’s Sprague Lab!

When you’re done a-grabbin’, hop on over to the next blog, which belongs to… my dear, dear cereal-lovin’ friend and super-talented designer-mate, Nisa Fiin!

Click on the image below to go to Nisa’s blog (feel absolutely free to click your heels too! πŸ˜† )

Remember to keep hoppin’ till you get all 33! And if you need to rest, you’ve got till Sunday to hop around! πŸ˜‰

Oh, and if you could take a minute to leave some love on my blog, that would be… AWESOME! (Did you expect another adjective, maybe? πŸ˜† )

Now, after you’ve unzipped all the goodies, you’ll probably be dying to start playing with them! Have I got the perfect excuse for you toΒ  tear the wrappers off your birthday gifties from us and play with them: come join our challenges, going on at the same time, right on our General Forum area! Click on the image below to get to the Spraground!

Happy Hoppin’ my dear sweet friends! πŸ˜€ And thank you for the love you leave on all our blogs! ❀

ETA: If you have difficulty downloading (the download links should work for macs and pc’s alike :D), the likely cause would be kinks from simultaneous multiple downloading, so please try the links again… and remember you have till sunday 10pm EST to grab the freebies! πŸ˜€ Thank you soooo much for your patience and for playing with us!

Grab a free class! Challenge yourself! And grab more freebies!

17 Jun

Have you ever looked through the card aisle at the bookstore or stationery department and thought, “Nope, nope, that doesn’t quite capture what I want to say…” Or perhaps, with a wistfulΒ  sigh, whispered to yourself, “Mmmm… I think I could do that, if I only knew how…”

Well, let me tell ya, YOU CAN capture exactly what you want to say on a card, and you CAN make your own cards, and best of all, your cards will come with a lot of love and not a lot of cost! Too good to be true?Β  Blink your eyes, pinch yourself, and let’s see… yes! You’re still here, and yes, it’s true!

If you haven’t registered yet, come to jessicasprague.com and get your name on that ever-growing list of avid learners! Because you get in for FREE (yep, that’s right! Spell it with me, F-R-E-E!) if you register yourself between now and the 28th of June, which is when the class goes live!

Read more about Jessica’s newest and latest (and did we say, FREE?) class, Computer Tricks for Cards!

Click on the image below to get to our homepage where you can learn more about how to grab this free class!

Birthday Bonanza Times Two … This Week!

We’re celebrating three years of awesome-ness at jessicasprague.com this month of June, and here’s what’s happening this week!

Challenge Yourself!

We’re having not one, not two, but THREE back-to-back 24-hour daily challenges (cos we love the number 3 this year! πŸ˜‰ ), where you get to tickle your creative instincts, grow your skills, and make new friends (or play with old ones!).

Beginning Friday at 10AM Eastern, check out our General Forum Spotlight Area for the first challenge, to be led (for the first time!) by our Creative Team member Chrissy! You’ll have 24 hours to do the challenge (digi, paper, or hybrid scrapping at its best!) and by 10AM Eastern the next day, my challenge goes up! Then on Sunday, as my 24-hour challenge ends, Linda’s 24-hour challenge begins!

What an awesome way to get three layouts (or more) done in an entire weekend, right? And that’s not all! We’ve got prizes to give out via a random.org raffle to all those who participate in our challenge!

If you’re a challenge veteran at the Spraground, this is for you! If you’ve lurked and read about the challenges but never got the guts to actually participate in one, this is for you! And if you’ve never ever participated in a challenge before, well, then, this one is for you too! And because our Spraground is full of love, we want you there, whether you’re a beginner, an intermediate, or an advanced scrapper!

Click on the image below to find yourself in the General Forum … remember, it starts on Friday morning at 10AM EST!

And FREEBIES GALORE!

Who doesn’t love a freebie, huh? We all do! And best of all, we love giving them out at the Spraground to celebrate our third birthday! Goodie bags galore! A major goodie BOX is more like it, filled with AWESOME (wink, wink) goodness for you to play with the entire week… and forever (we like “forever” at jessicasprague.com… take any of our courses, and you have them–tadah!–forever! πŸ˜‰ )!

The designers of the jessicasprague.com and the creative team members have teamed up to produce a mega, super, awesome bloghop bonanza for the entire world! Our bloghop begins on Friday, 10pm Eastern and ends on Sunday at 10pm Eastern!

We’ll have a special add-on game while you grab the freebies, and I’ll tell you more about how it all works on Friday! So be sure to come back here (set your alarm clocks, ink it in your calendar!)

For now, I’ll leave you with this little teaser:

Don’t forget… I’ll see you right here on Friday morning, 10AM Eastern for the challenges, and 10PM Eastern for the birthday bloghop… and we’re going to PART-AY the weekend away! WOOOOOT! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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