28/07/2014

FACEBOOK FAN PAGE / PART 1 - How not to miss the posts




As you all know facebook is changing constantly the settings and designs.
That’s why I decided to create a small post series about facebook fan page so you know where you can find all things and how to use it.

Facebook has not only changed our personal pages but also fan pages.
Today I will try to show you what you can do so you don’t miss the posts with inspirations, ideas, coupons and sales I post on fb.

I have 3182 fans (for I'm very greatful for) at the moment but normally just around 200 people see my posts. Why?
Unfortunately facebook wants us to pay to reach a bigger group as simple as it is.
I do not agree on that. I think the basic options we were given before should be maintained. Yes, at the beginning you all could see my posts.

I know that some of you don’t even get a chance to see anything so hope this post is gonna help somehow.

First think to do is to go to JJD facebook fan page which you can find here ==> HERE

Then you will see the bottons LIKE (which if you are a fan should be already ticked) and FOLLOW - both shown within red frames in the image bellow.

 

First it appears like + Follow when you click on it it should change to following as in the image bellow.
If you don’t click on + follow you will not see any post on your main wall. 


Then if you click on Like there is one more option ==> GET NOTIFICATIONS



You may think : with the post on the wall it’s enough. For your information I cannot assure you that you will receive the info on your wall as facebook is facebook.
Notifications are the way to be sure you will be informed 100%
You may think again:  nooo I don’t want spam on my wall.
I can assure you I’m not a spammer (as I hate it, too!) and I post things just a few days in the week and max 2 post per day (when there are some busy days).
What I post about? Mainly some inspirations from the templates, sometimes sales or news.
Everything I post about is sth I wouldn't mind receiving myself.


If you have any question or you’d like to know anything more be sure to contact me here (in the comments), PM me on Fb or just write me an email (info in the contact tab).
Thanks for stopping by!
 

27/07/2014

NEW RELEASE / HAPPY-GO-LUCKY + NEW GUEST SHOP

I have recently downloaded an app called Dreamdays 365 where you can set up a countdown to any even that is waiting for you. I believe that there are many similar ones. The 1st thing I set up right away was my next holidays. It says today 14 days. That's what I love about summer - holidays!! People normally ask me why I don’t take holidays all together while I prefer to divide them during the year. It’s because I love waiting for holidays. It’s what gives me strength.

When I was designing the new pack I had in mind our summer time with lot of sun and butterflies. Yes, butterflies. Do they remember you the summer. This time you have some nice set of butterflies included in the pack. To be happy go lucky means to be cheerful about most all things OR to have a positive view on life and that’s what I see when I look on this pack. It has its roots in summer but of course it’s suitable for so much more. Be sure to share with me your pages if you use it.

The pack is 20% off this weekend at mscraps 
Offer ends on Sunday, 27/07/14.


 CT team inspirations

by Jen
 by ChonChon
 by Diane
 by Eve
 by Sucali
by Eleonora
by Laura

and news this week 

I have just opened JJD shop at OSCRAPS


http://www.oscraps.com/shop/home.php?cat=778

Happy weekend!

20/07/2014

NEW RELEASE / NITTY - GRITTY

SUMMER.
 So how is the summer? Hot, hot and hot and yes hoooooot. We are having a very hot days lately. A lot of people asked me when I moved to Spain why almost everyone had a swimming pool around their house or neighborhood.  Why? People wouldn’t be able to survive the summer being outside without water. Being said that I prefer this whether to cold winter.

BLOCKS.
I got back to basic this week and used blocks. I’m totally in love with blocks but I try to control myself. If not each week I’d have just blocks for you.
I wasn’t able to create any page before the release but I definitely will this weekend and will share it with you.

NAME.
Why did I call this pack Nitty – gritty? As blocks are for me the basic shapes used in templates I thought it would be a perfect name for this pack.
Nitty – gritty means between others -  the basic essentials and for me blocks are these essentials. I mean the blocks templates can be used with every kit, can’t they?
 
The pack is 20% off this weekend at mscraps
Offer ends on Sunday, 20/07/14.
 



here are some more inspirations from the team:
 by Marnel
 by Eve
by Jen
 by Diane
by Diane
by me

 Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

12/07/2014

new templates - Fever pitch

Do you have time to scrap in summer? I see less and less people around internet and that’s good. Hope you all enjoy your families, friends and good weather! I was on a short holidays in June and filled my head with some ideas. New places, people and activities are so much inspiring even if we sometimes are a bit more tired after the holidays than before it - at least that’s my case.
The new pack this week is called f e v e r  p i t c h. What does it mean? It is known as a state of extreme agitation or excitement and I believe it’s a state we are in in summer.
What’s new in this pack? I added an overlay to each of templates. As the files got quite big you have an option in the download tab to download the pack with the overlays or the templates and overlays separately. As always the templates are available as psd, tiff and png files.
Happy weekend and happy scrapping!
The pack is 20% off this weekend at mscraps
Offer ends on Sunday, 13/07/14.
http://www.mscraps.com/shop/jjd-Fever-Pitch/
Have a great weekend

06/06/2014

My creative process with Highways and byways pack

 

Today I have prepared for you another post with my creative process.
I used the highways and byways template,  Fave kit from Digital Design Essentials and DXP Free app to get double exposure effect on my photo (I used this tutorial)

http://www.mscraps.com/shop/jjd-Highways-and-byways/ http://digitaldesignessentials.com/collections/digital-kits/products/fave-kit

 It's time to start:

1. First I chose the photo. I knew I wanted to use this particular one for the beginning for more artistic look. It was also the moment to choose the background paper and simple word arts.

2.When I knew which background I wanted to use I started experimenting with some other paper layers.

3. at that point I clipped all paper layers and I was ready to start with elements.

4. I don’t know about you but I’m splash and brushes addict and I’m more than happy when kit designers add them in their products. They can be sure I will use them in my page! 

5. These butterflies made me want to use this kit. I added them right away after adding the brushes. I tried different shadows styles as I wanted to achieve the realistic look. 

6. Did I have enough of paint splash? No, I didn’t. I wanted even more artistic look so I added some more. Then I found some ribbons and stitching that draw my attention.

7. I always add the final – big word arts at the very end of the whole creative process. The with you word art was used from one of the CT wordarts pack from the lilypad. Sharpening and my page is ready!
You may ask why I haven’t added more elements. Normally I would but my aim was to  draw attention to the photo so I left the rest quite classic without to many elements. The pattern papers added the funky look to the page so I didn’t want to use to many elements. Hope you like it.