Tuesday, September 13, 2011


But You've gotta get them Quick. I'm closing the links down friday! These are my 2 current entries in the DSS birthday bash next designer contest!

find it there!

current entry! 

Thanks y'all! have a fantastic week!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The DSS Birthday Bash and Next Designer Contest!

Ok, so I'm just crazy enough to enter again this year! I may have already posted about this, but it's exciting! The contest starts on September 1st, and goes all month long. After some thought on the 2 years past that I've entered, I've realized that this year will be the first one that will not be during Mercury Retrograde period. I do hope this is in my favor this year. I'm not in it for the prizes, but for the experience, and even the possible chance at being on the design team at the Studio. I've looked back at kits I've created and I've seen just how far I've come. It's really amazing to me, and I've STILL got so much to learn!
Tricks of the trade? Having great resources for kit materials. Yes, creating your own is and always will be most awesome, but to have that action/ribbon/style already for you to use? priceless. definitely worth the small amount you will pay for them! If you can find great quality CU Freebies even better. These are the sites i HIGHLY recommend if you're looking for designer resources:
Http://www.actionfx.com Memberships are quite inexpensive and the amount of information is just INCREDIBLE!
http://www.atomiccupcake.com again, the quality and number of actions/styles and yes, even kits if you're a scrapper is fantastic!
http://www.obsidiandawn.com Love, Love, LOVE her brushes! She gives them away for free!! Do her some lip service, and donate too if you have the means!
IF you're a PSP user, an invaluable resource is http://www.outlawbydesign.com her tubes are just fantastic!

and now, for next kit preview I've got in the stores ^_^

That's all for now folks! thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

September is coming!

So is the Digital Scrapbooking Studio's annual birthday bash! I'm once again giving the contest a go. I'm not in it for the tablet prizes or other prizes really.. a chance to be on the Studio team would be fantastic though! I think this will be the 3rd time I've entered the contest. I'm not sure if it'll be open to public voting, if it is, I'll be asking once again for your help! i think I've come a LONG way from my first attempt at this contest.

more news to come!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Newest kits and mega contributions!

I know it's been nearly a month since i've posted..my apologies! i've got several kits to post here.. you will either find them as a stand alone in one store, or part of a monthly mega for extra awesomeness in another! So you'll have to go to each store to support the Monthly mega or if you just want the smaller piece ;)

This kit is part of the August Scrap it Sassy mega-
you'll also find it for sale separately at Ivy Scraps

This mini is part of the September Ivy Scraps mega,
It's also available at Scrap it Sassy as a stand alone.

There will be more kits to come this month as I play catch up. How many, i'm not too sure, but be on the look out!  ^_^

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Design!

Complete! only took me 2 days.. well if i'm technical ..about 6-8 hrs total, but it was spread out over 2 days.
I've saved the templates so that I can change around and use for other things. I don't like how the dimensions I i found don't exactly work, and the html/css justification had to be changed. so if anyone out there knows the proper dimensions please..i'd love to know them. thanks!

Feedback is always welcome! too hard to read?  too cluttered? let me know! thanks! ^_^

background under construction

Please excuse the mess while i figure out the right proportions for the background.
have a good one.

Friday, July 15, 2011

My Fair Lady

Took me a couple days to get out this kit. The theme and color palate really stumped me. I think my favorite part of this is the cluster frame. I'm also really stoked at the argyle / diamond patterned papers. Thanks Sherah for showing me how it's done! 
Look for this kit in store very soon! It's my portion of the Monthly Mega at Ivy Scraps!
6 papers and 11 elements. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Now at the Digi Design Academy!

ME! haha! I've been taking classes and learning how to improve my design technique with Sherah of Skrapper Digitals for a few years now. I've decided to pay it forward. I'll be teaching PSP'ers how to implement the techniques that Sherah teaches in her weekly lessons, in PSP.

The DigiDesign Academy, is a fantastic resource. If you just want to learn how to digital scrapbook to save trees, it's great. if you want to improve your digi skills, it's great for that too! If you just want to learn something new, well that's a fantastic option as well!! There are several platforms for you to use with the DDA. Photoshop is the main one taught. You can also use Paint Shop Pro, and GIMP- which is a free photo editing software similar to Photoshop.
Ease of use for a person new to this digital design world would be PSP. It's also not that expensive. The next on the list of ease, that would be GIMP, it's also free. Harder to use, but so many more tools & options is Photoshop. All are great platforms.

So, Spread the word! Learn how to digi scrap at the DDA!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July Collab with Scrap it Sassy

i'll share with y'all my piece of the collab.. well at least what it'll look like. can't let you *have* it, as well it's gonna be a charity  piece.

Simple palatte..pinks & black. 

and now i'm off to finish and go to bed. i'm going house hunting this weekend. hopefully it's successful!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Please Bear with me

I'm currently trying to redesign the blog..so it's gonna be a complete and utter mess. Although the information is still good ^_^

I may try my hand at actually creating my own, versus using a premade one.. seein as i still can't get the look i'm wanting.

stay tuned..and please..don't mind the mess.

Grand new things coming!

A wonderful charity kit for Scrap it Sassy Collab, a seashore inspired kit and yeah, even a back to school kit. ;)

The Tornado relief charity kit should be in the Ivyscraps store now. You'll find it under Helping Hands collab!

see y'all soon!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Oh my it's been too long since my last update!

I've got 4 lovely items to showcase since my last posting! so here they are! (obviously more to come and soon!)
Americana - my part of the July 2011 Mega at www.ivyscraps.com
The add-on for the July 2011 mega & prize for the June ATC participation challenge at Ivy Scraps!
June 2011 IvyScraps Mega contribution

In Honor. Can be found at www.scrapitsassy.com & www.ivyscraps.com

ok..off to make more stuff ^_^
As always if you have an idea let me know! i'd love to give it a go.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Commercial Use products!

Found in my stores!!

A nifty customizable make-up kit to play with! CU OK! No credit required, but always welcome!

Find it at:
www.ivyscraps.com or www.scrapitsassy.com under Phoenyx Flower Creations!

Have a great week!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Morning!! It's ISD (iNSD)

So, late last night I was finishing up my latest kit, Game Night. It's awesome!  A full sized kit ~ 8 papers and 20 elements all created at 300dpi!  I worked hard all day to get this kit finished.

So, what are you doing today for International Scrapbooking Day?  Me? i'll just be creating more stuff..and then probably the domestic stuff...you know, Shopping, Laundry, child wrangling lol!

You can now also find me at Ivy Scraps www.ivyscraps.com ! yep! The forum is hoppin' with all kinds of activity, monthly challenges, bingo with the bingo queen Carmen of Lightning Bug Creations!

Now, to try and find my PSP 8 because that's where my animation shop it. i need to create a blinkie.. I think I also want to revamp my logo..but not sure what I want to do with it just yet.

Trying to expand my design horizons. I've got a few element packs I am going to give a try and put up. I hope they are well received. I actually got the idea from looking through a sunday store flyer. lol! 

Have a great Saturday!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Updates and new items in the store!

So, i'm out of the DSS Challenge, that's alright. i didn't have the time to keep up with it anyway and go to school and look for work. haha. ;)

So now the Kit - Papers & Elements will be available in my store at www.scrapitsassy.com!

Also, For your scrapbooking pleasure, i've released for sale my Classic Hollywood Romance in it's entirety!

12 12x12 papers created at 300dpi
30 original elements created at 300 dpi
Full upper and lowercase alpha created at 300 dpi. 

You'll also find the element pack to compliment the full paper pack to Under the Sakura Trees as well!

This element pack contains 30 original elements created at 300dpi.
a beautiful element pack companion to the paper pack.

All of these beautiful items can be found at my store!

Have a wonderful day! happy creating!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Fling challenge at Digital Scrapbooking Studio

the color palate was ours to choose, the theme was wedding. i chose my color palate and challenged myself to create better than i had before. i do love what i came up with. 12 papers 12x12 @ 300 dpi. yep! huge. but those were the requirements. and the best part for you? it's free to download for the next week! after that, it's going up in my store so grab it while you can!

Here's the preview:

You may have to register at DSS but it's free! lots of freebies going on right now, so if you're a scrapbooker, digital or hybrid or straight paper, take a look! so many different quality paper packs to choose from!

This week's challenge? The elements. 30 of them. all different, no recolors. which i try my hardest to not do anyway. 

Be on the lookout for the elements. i hope to have them all created before the weekend is out. i've got school next week!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Action FX having a membership Sale!

For the next 3 days ONLY you can join Actionfx.com for a discounted price! $20 off a year's membership!! holy cow!

Coupon Code: 3469A19A7A

SO go sign up!! Stop back by and let me know you did and i'll have a HUGE freebie kit for you!

Spring Fling Paper Pack

I've created an extended paper pack for my Spring Fling Freebie kit!

This pack has 5 12x12 papers created at 300 dpi.

This will be available in my store today. 
enjoy! i'd love to see what you create! feel free to post a link in the comments section!

Full Alpha

I've created a full metallic alpha as a companion to the Spring Fling freebie! there will also be an extended kit in the store for you as well. i just have to package it up! ^_^

Oh and this alpha is CU OK! Enjoy!

More to come soon! I've even got a few pieces of digital art i'm gonna be posting soon as well. so please keep your eye out! ^_^

Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Fling Blogtrain!

I've hopped on another ADSD blog train. this one is called spring fling. I'm working today on fleshing out this kit to make extra's available in my store at www.scrapitsassy.com

here it is.. the preview:

this *mini* is full size scrapper layout. 
6 papers
7 elements.
all are created at 300dpi.

I hope you enjoy it!

I will also be posting the rest of the train links as soon as it goes active!
Have a fantastic Wednesday!

Other Stops on the train..
Dee's Delightful Designs - http://deesbibbmusings.blogspot.com
Digi Cyber Scraps - http://www.digicyberscraps.com
Mardesia @ Crafter's Boutique - http://craftersboutique.blogspot.com
cardiologycreations http://cardiologycreations.blogspot.com/
Kimberkatt Scraps - http://kimberkattscraps.wordpress.com/
Digieyescraps - http://digieyescraps.blogspot.com/

Sunday, March 6, 2011

ADSD New Blog train coming!

Spring Fling is the theme! ^_^ I'll be participating in it once again. I'm also trying to work on a few other projects. One of them being a website revamp for www.americanshaolin.com 

SO be on the look out. new things to come very soon!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

2 new kits!

I've created 2 new kits that can be found in my store at www.scrapitsassy.com.

There is also a new blog train coming out soon! so be on the look out for it! ^_^

Thursday, February 10, 2011

ADSD Moonlight & Roses Blog Train

This freebie minikit part of the Moonlight & Roses blogtrain has:
3 papers at 12x12 300dpi
6 elements created at 300dpi

Enjoy! i'll have the rest of the information for the Blogtrain as soon as it's available!


other stops:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Outdoor Adventure & Gemtone Paper Pack!

New items to be found over at www.scrapitsassy.com full sized kit (12x12" 300dpi) for your scrapping pleasure it has 25 elements and a full lowercased alpha as well as 9 different papers. enjoy!

I've also put in a neat little paper pack, done up in gemtones. lots of fun to be had with it as well!

Thanks for stopping by! if you like what you see here, please spread the word around! i do take requests! thanks so much! ^_^

Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Designs & More to come!!

I should have posted before now, i've got a fabulous new gempack in the store. CU Ok!
Clicking the preview should take you to the store.

I'm also working hard on an outdoor kit that i hope will be up in the store by month's end. 

It's been a rough month for me. I've rolled my car and have been searching for a replacement that will be big enough to carry 4 kids and 2 adults, but I don't want another SUV or Minivan.. ICK! My heart is set on a LARGE pickup truck.. weather or not it happens..well that's yet to be seen.  have to make every dollar stretch right now. 

As always, if you've made a layout with one of my designs, i'd love to see it! Feel free to reply with a comment here with it or send me an e-mail at butterflygypsie (at) gmail (dot) com (sorry, don't want spammers, just remove symbol words & spaces to make it work ;) )

If you didn't know about this site  www.actionfx.com created by the awesome Al Ward, go now! Visit, purchase a membership! there's a fantastic deal through out this weekend that it's only $19.95 for a membership that's a year long! This is his work, this is his job and how he supports his family. There are so many wonderful things to be found here! Tutorials, Styles, Shapes, and MORE! i've recently joined, and I haven't even been through all the content! it's worth so much more than $19.95!
ActionFx.com is for Adobe Photoshop,  though i've not tried it yet, i'm sure that you can use the principals of the tutorials in PSP, and you may even be able to use much to most of his creations in GIMP. 
There are many freebies, and even a week's trial membership. Go Support someone who's making a huge difference in the way we design! www.actionfx.com

Have a fantastic Saturday!