Monday, January 19, 2009

And the winner is.....along with some answers to your questions....

Thank you everyone for voting. It looks like my next kit will be a boy kit with the colors of number 1 with a total of 69 votes (thank you Jessica for submitting them).
Second place was only 6 votes behind and that was color scheme number 6 for a birthday kit (thank you Moe for submitting those).

So here is my plan: Create a boy kit using the winning colors, then create a Valentine's kit, and then create a birthday kit with the second place colors. The other colors I will hold onto for inspiration for future kits.

Now, to answer some questions that people have been emailing me lately:

1) What program do you use to create your kits? Adobe Photoshop CS2

2) How do you create your papers? This is a tough question to answer because there are SO MANY things involved. I would like to start teaching little tutorials on my blog in the future, but not right now. However, in the meantime the things that I use most are brushes (I actually have a picture of a fence that I've created into a brush and that is what I use most often to create the "grunge look" as an overlay), and I use the burn tool a lot. So, if you can find tutorials on how to do that, then those are kind of my finishing touches. And most of my papers just sort of evolve...I have no clue when I begin what they will look like when I end. I know this doesn't answer questions very well, but once I'm able to start doing some tutorials, hopefully I'll be able to answer it better!

3) Can you tell us how you did your new blog background? I have one answer for you. Her name is Jeanette from Easy Custom Blogs and she has a great website that will teach you how to do it. She was so kind to work with my and help me sort out some kinks that had gotten in my way before I discovered her. Here's the link with her instructions.

Oh, and this is a big thank you to all of you who have given me blog awards. I don't have the time in my life right now to go and reply or pass the award on to others, but I sincerely appreciate it. It really does brighten my day!

You'll hear from me soon!

Summer Driggs

18 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm so glad that you'll be doing something with the second place winner! That was my favorite! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!!!

LOVE the new blog layout!

Anonymous said...

Summer -
What would we all do with out you? Thank you soooo much for sharing your awesome talent with us!!! It truly is appreciated! You're great!

The Hulsey Family said...

I love the choices!!! So excited you might have some tutorials coming soon too! I would love to see some moderate-advanced tutorials as well as the beginning one too! :)

Dale and Shanell said...

you are always a bundle of delicious unformation! Can't wait for the new kits.

kanabanana said...

I love your plans for the new kits! You are fabulous! Thanks for sharing the "how to" tips.

Anonymous said...

Yeah!!! Thank you!! I can't wait for the BIRTHDAY kit! I know it will be wonderful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!!!! You are so sweet!!!

The Bailey's said...

I just had a baby boy, so I am way excited to use the boy kit! Thanks for working so hard to help us preserve our memories!

Michele said...

I'm so looking forward to your kits!!! Your kits are amazing and the colors, theme, elements and so forth are refreshing how you put your kits together. Thank you for sharing them with us!!! I even used your 2009 year to shine on my blogger background. :)

Jenny said...

Wow! You are amazing!! I just found your blog. I have wanted to get into digital scrapbooking, but didn't know where to start. I love your style and can't wait to use your cute pages. Thank you!!

Tami said...

Yeah! I can't wait...I voted for the birthday theme but I loved the boy one too. Thanks for all this fun stuff!

Jen said...

Summer, you are way too cool :) That is awesome that you would share how you do this stuff with us...I am so excited to try to make my own blog backgrounds for myself! Thank you for all of your great kits...love all of them!!!

Jessica S Howard said...

I am so excited to see my colors come to life. Thanks for your very cute layouts as always.

Brittney (Dayton) Bond said...

I love them both! I can't wait! Thank you so much for sharing these with us.

KenzieMattBrayden said...

Thanks for sharing your talent! I love all the kits!

Nicoleigh said...

Thanks for sharing the winning colors. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

shashue said...

hye, i just found your blog and have downloaded summerdriggs beautimous paper, iam very new in this scrapbooking but would like to say thank you . . .

Catherine Yvonne said...

Thanks so much for the kits AND for the link to changing the blog! You're the best - not only do you take out of your time to give to us your faithful downloading followers, but you truly care about your friends and family and the struggles they face in life. You're an inspiration Summer!

Anonymous said...

Summer~

I've never met you and I have fallen in love with you. I felt a friendship from the moment that I read your blog and a tear came into my eye. I admire your strength in God and your family, talent, and willingness to each others. You're an inspiration to everyone. My husband was deeply touched as well. We've decided to do the 14 days of Valentine's Day as well. I hope that we will inspire our kiddos like your parents inspired you and your siblings. God Bless