Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happy Birthday to us!

Holy cows!!! Where has the last year gone? It's hard to believe that only a year ago I was opening the doors to DeviantScrap. So much has happened in that time span. We have grown by leaps and bounds, amazing designers have joined me and a community of kindred spirits has formed. I am so grateful for all of these special events. I have such faith and belief in DS and thank everyone who has been a part of this journey. 

As part of the celebration at DS, the designers have created mini kit freebies just for you! Visit each designers blog to pick up the next piece. (All of the kit previews are featured in the May issue of The Deviant Muse. Just click the previews in the Muse to take you to their blogs.)

You can download my Deviant Birthday mini kit HERE. 

As part of the celebration, there is a storewide sale going on too. A sale like this doesn't come around too often so if you have had your eye on something...or is the time to snap it up. 

You can view everyone's sales info in this month's Muse, along with sneak peeks, interviews and loads of inspiration. 

 And finally, I have a fun new little kit debuting called, Party Animals. 

This kit is filled with animals in their party finery, pedestals, bunting (a new obsession of mine), cake, candles and more. 

Here is some fun my party crew created with it.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Clever People

One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee (well, more like 3 or 4) and blog surf. I start at a few favs and then click from there. I just meander through cyber-space. I am always in awe of how many clever and talented people are out there. 

Here are a few things/people that grabbed my attention today.

How clever is this wallpaper by Taylor and Woods?!?!?! You can paint it or you can add photos to it. Oh, how I wish I add a room (or dreaming big here, art studio) that I could do this. May have to work on the Mister to at least let me do the loo.

I love this vintage camera display by Tim Melideo. I have a few and maybe have to scout the flea markets for a few more. I think this would look awesome in our house. It's really a great idea for any collection.

If you have a boy in your life, then you probably have Lego in your life. Jason is an avid Lego builder and I have huge respect for the time that goes into building Lego creations. 

Flickr user and Lego fan, Larry Lars created a Lego vignette of his home photo studio. Check out how faithful he was. So cool!

Next up is Natsumi. This clever girl has created a series of photographs in which she appears to be levitating. It's such a unique idea and I find her photos to be quite intriguing and captivating.

And finally, a bit of fun. Hope you have a giggle.

Adam Fisher, a burly Maine animator at Laika, chops down his majestic beard in “Timber,” a stop motion PSA on preserving natural resources.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Deviant Muse - April edition is ready for download.

I am happy to announce that the April edition of The Deviant Muse is ready for download. This month's theme is Art Dolls. There are fantastic interviews with Ida and Nancy, as well as FOUR exclusive freebies!!!

I want to send a HUGE thank you to Edeena, Patty Anne, Rachel and Evelyn for another amazing issue!