All You Need Is Love

… because what makes the world go round is… love, actually.

And maybe some heartfuls of love too? (Shameless plug, forgive me :P)

New in my shop today… and 25% off till midnight Eastern (with a few more hours left to grab, if you want :)):

Perfect for adding heArtfuls of love to your creations, this pack of rub-ons & stamps has 30 hand-doodled hearts in full color, and in stamped, slightly-distressed, and painted-with-texture versions.

And you knew I couldn’t leave you with a couple of LOVEly layouts, right?

This super-sweet one, by Emily, with a beautiful, touching tribute to the love of her life:

Emily also used these other liv.edesigns products on her beautiful layout above: Joy of Childhood Paper Pack, Loopies Vol. 2 – LoopyLove (Rub-Ons & Brushes), and EZ-PZ Template 10 – The Story of Two.

I just love “back-photos” and photos of silver-haired lovers holding hands, and so it’s no surprise that I think this layout by Jen F is absolutely poignant and heartwarming:

Jen also used these liv.edesigns products on her layout above: Brownbagger Paper Pack Vol. 2 and Needs + Wants: Eyelets Galore Vol.1 .

And may today be filled with LOVEly moments for you, my friends! xoxox

Livin’ It Up and Totally Circled!

It’s a wonderful Wednesday, and you know what that means! 😉 Shopping therapy, woohoo!

These are on sale for half the price (that’s right, 50% off!) till midnight Pacific time today (you have about 4 hours from now to grab these if they aren’t in your stash yet):

{ Click on the image above to grab it at my store for just a buck! }

My Livin’ It Up Paper Pack has twelve deliciously-textured 12×12 solid and patterned papers in the yummiest and juiciest colors, and all of them are full of joie de vivre (French for a hearty and carefree enjoyment of life)… you can almost expect these papers to break out in song!

Here’s a full-page view of each of the papers in this pack:

And here’s a full-serving of super-awesome eye candy from the marvelous Creative Team!

Margje’s Layout:

Deb’s Layout:

Kelly’s Layout:

Lisa’s Layout:

Margje’s Layout (another one, whee!)

And Miki’s Layout:

And because it’s a super-wonderful Wednesday, I’ve also got this on sale for just a buck today till midnight Pacific time!

{ Click on the image above to grab this at my shop! }

This pack of rub-ons/stamps contain 24 superlative rub-ons in clean and grungy versions, ready-made and ready for you to customize… totally!

And another wonderful serving of super-delish eye-candy!

This one, by Jen P:

This one, by Miki:

This one, by Jana:

And another one from Miki!

Woohoo! Have a Wonderful Wednesday, my friends!

Here we go loopy-loo!

Here we go looby light… (Admit it, you were singing along, weren’t you? ~teehee~).

It’s a Monday, and you probably know by now what that means: it’s time for some More in Store Monday Madness! Toot the horns and break out the confetti cos here we go Loopy Love! 😀

{ Click on the image to grab Loopy Love from my shop }

Loopy Love is the second volume of loopies, which I hand-scribbled, scanned and carefully extracted for you. They’re perfect for adding a delightful whimsical look to your creations, and I’ve included outlined and filled hearts in this set. They come in individual .png files (transparent background) which are easily recolored, and in a complete brush set so you can stamp in any color of the rainbow.

And because it’s Monday, that means you get these set of 30 babies at 25% off all day Monday till 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time! (You can click HERE or on the image above in case you feel the need to include these in your stash of goodies).

Curious about how these can work wonders? Here are some totally awesome creations by our extremely talented Creative Team members:

Barbara’s Layout:

I just love the colors on this layout, and the way Barbara flawlessly combined all the individual items on her layout to create a wonderful unified whole! Barb also used these other liv.edesigns products on her layout: Brownbagger Paper Pack Vol. 2, Paint Swashes Vol. 2, and A Whole Lotta Love Rub-Ons and Brush Set.

Margje’s Layout:

Margje’s portrait is so artfully done and so original, it literally takes the breath away and leaves one delightfully awed. Margje also used these other liv.edesigns products on her layout: Smudge It Vol. 1 Stamps and Brush Set and Needs + Wants: Alpha Stampede 1.

Meg’s Layout:

I think it’s so cute that this adorable little boy looks so much like my friend Meg, who created this oh-so-cute and oh-so-happy layout. AJ’ssuper-sweet smiles are just to-die-for too!

Amy’s Layout:

Amy‘s heartwarming layout is a precious testament to motherhood. Love her choice of very gentle, muted colors too.

Eye candy on a Monday: it’s the perfect start to the week, isn’t it? 🙂

Have a madly wonderful Monday, my dear friends!

One-Buck Wednesday! ~ Day by Day

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 (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…) :

liv.edesigns Daybrushes - Reloaded ~ just $1 today!

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 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* 🙂

Layout by Creative Team Member Jen P

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!

Layout by Creative Team Member Mikki

Jenn M turned her stamp into a tag – amazing! 🙂

Layout by Creative Team Member Jenn M

Brenda used the dotted-line stamp which goes perfectly with her dotted-line border around her entire layout. Sweet!

Layout by Creative Team Member Brenda

And Renee used my stamp for the bottom layer of her clustered elements. Marvelous!

Layout by Creative Team Member Renee

Seriously. These ladies are just so awesome.

Wait! One more awesome thing!

liv.edesigns Daybrushes - Reloaded ~ just $1 today!

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!)