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