Monday, February 22, 2010

Fixed the Sales on the Tubes

I am sorry, folks, I totally forgot that I had to go in and change the prices on the tubes and some of you saw that I hadn't. It was just too easy for me so I figured something was going to go wrong for me. lol Anyway, they are now marked $1.00 and you can buy them until the 28th at this price. Go to Secret City Treasures, log in and check it out! Thanks for your patience.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Showing Off and Tubes/Extractions in store

Hi, all, I have to show you what my 9-year-old granddaughter, Hanna, made last weekend for her parents using my Lovemusic kit. Now, you should know that she has never used any kind of image manipulation software in her short life but she wanted to make something. We opened Paint Shop Pro (version 9) and I showed her a few basics like how to open a file, copy, paste, move, etc. She caught on so quickly that I added very little instruction past that. Then she sent it to her parents from the program. I was so proud of her and amazed at how quickly kids in this generation learn technology. It is not just 12-year-old granddaughter helped ME use new software for creating slide shows. The two of us got the first slide show done in about an hour but it would have taken me hours to do it since I had never worked with this software before. Aly has something similar to it on her laptop so had no problems showing me what to do. Anyway, here is is Hanna's card:

The rest of the new flower tubes are next. First is a grape hyacinth. I think it looks like it has ruffles along the edge. Bear in mind this flower is very tiny in real life....maybe 3/8"? It does look similar to grapes too.

Next is a tube from a photo taken last summer of one of the lavender roses. The buds and partial opening of the flower are much prettier than the completely open flower, for some reason. I love the color too. It will flower for months as long as we keep it cut back.

Last is a pink rosebud from the other rose bush we have. What is really strange about this bush is we never know what color the flowers are going to be each year. Why is that anyway? Last year was pink, year before it kind of a dark red, another year dark red with pink inner petals. Always a surprise! We have a new rose bush that promises peach roses and I can hardly wait to see them!

Remember, there is no drop shadow on the tube. Please read the Terms of Use carefully if you purchase the tube. They are all $2.00 but, if you buy before February 28, they are half off! Only ONE DOLLAR! Click on over to Secret City Treasures and see what is inside. You'll find my tubes in my store, Digital Art by Steph. We also have new designers so, if you haven't checked us out, do so!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Freebie and News

Hello, everyone - I realized today that I hadn't sent you all the link for the Lovemusic kit for taggers! I hadn't even zipped the file yet. Wow, am I lagging. Below is the preview to refresh your memory. Your link is here.

On to the news! As I mentioned in a previous post, I will be offering tubes for sale at Secret City Treasures. I finally put together a Terms of Use for the tubes which is what was holding me up as far as putting them in the store and posting the previews here. I have four ready to go but I will just share the first one tonight so this isn't a long one. Below is a preview of a daffodil that I photographed last year and tubed last month. All my "professional" tubes are 300 dpi. There is no drop shadow on the tube, of course. I will share the other three previews tomorrow night. I am eager to see what you all think of this idea too!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Announcements!

Sorry I haven't been around, folks, but things have been a bit crazy and I have been waiting until I could finally share my news with you. First of all, I am a designer with Secret City Treasures previously known to you as GBL Creations. Graphics By Liz is still around but all of us are now designers in the new store. The blog is beautiful as you will see when you visit. Be sure to log in and take a look around. There are many new kits, designs and scripts for you to see PLUS, right now, every designer has her products on sale - some up to 60% off! I have been unable to mark my prices down but I will try to do so asap. This sale goes from today until February 28th. All of my items in the store will be 50% off. Like I said, I'll see what I can do to have that work.
Second announcement is that I am venturing into some new things in the new store. I will be offering to you some of my flowers that I have not only photographed but tubed (extracted, as it is known in Photoshop). There will be no copyright infringement since the photos are flowers in my own back yard or ones I have taken while riding in the car (wildflowers). I will be uploading some into the store as soon as I finish the Terms of Use for them. Yes, commercial use is acceptable with certain conditions that I will spell out in the TOU. Don't worry, they will be reasonably priced!
Lastly, I will be offering some services through Secret City Treasures that I will announce once I have the necessary details nailed down. I have had problems with my eyes all week then babysat all weekend so haven't been able to get much done. On the right here, you will see all the designers of Secret City Treasures. We do have some new designers so be sure and visit them. Be looking for my new tubes and the announcement of my services!