Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Veggie Garden

When I was a little girl, my family had a huge vegetable garden every summer. I loved it! If you were having a hard time finding me during the summer months, you could be fairly certain that you’d locate standing barefoot in the dirt eating peas out of the pod or biting into a sun warmed ripe juicy tomato in our garden. Yum! We don’t have room or enough sunshine for a large garden in our yard here, but we do have a few plants growing in pots and taking over the flower beds.

I have a brand new gardening and vegetable themed kit out today called Veggie Garden. This huge kit is packed full of every thing you need to scrap vegetable and gardening themed pages! Veggie garden includes 20 papers, 104 total elements, 29 word art pieces and an uppercase alpha. Veggie Garden is 20% off this week during Fresh Fruit HERE at Scrap Orchard and if you pick up the kit during the sale, you’ll get the Veggie Garden Stickers for free!! The sticker pack includes the artwork from the Veggie Garden kit, in an alternative bordered paper sticker format. This pack also includes the Kawaii style happy smiling Veggie Garden elements that are not included with the kit itself.

If you are a pocket scrapbooker, or if you like to use note cards on your digital pages (like I do), you may also be interested in the coordinating Veggie Garden Seed Cards which are available and on sale this week, HERE in my Scrap Orchard store.

Veggie Garden





Veggie Garden Stickers
(Free with purchase of the kit through June 6th)


Veggie Garden Seed Cards








I created a paper pack that includes color variations on some of the papers included with the kit. I like lots of color options when I’m scrapping!! I hope you enjoy these! Happy scrapping!!

Download Veggie Garden Paper Pack Add On HERE


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sneak Peek

I'm working on a new kit for late May release. I draw all of my graphics using Illustrator. Here's a little sneak peek of some of my drawings for my next kit. This is what they look like mid-process, before I color them. Any have a suggestion for a kit name?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Photoshop Global Light Settings Tip

Hi!! I hope you all had a fantastic iNSD! I am working on drawings for a new kit for release later in May and I’ll be back shortly with a little sneak peek and a give away contest!!

Today while I was working, Photoshop crashed on me. When I restarted I realized that my preference settings had reset to default. Most of the default settings are just fine for me, but I have a few modifications to Photoshop that make the program more workable for my purposes. One of the modified settings I love the most is the default global light setting. Did you know you can change your global light angle default setting for new documents?

My personal preference for shadows is not the default 120 degree angle. I usually change my shadow angle to match (as closely as possible) the angle of the bevels and inner shadows that the designer chose when designing  kit I’m scrapbooking with. When scrapping with my own kits, I prefer to use a 135 degree angle and since I most often scrap with my own products, I set my global light settings to default at 135 degrees for all new documents. This is a very simple and quick change that you can make to your own settings if you have a preferred shadow angle as well!

Start by opening up Photoshop. Make sure that there are no documents open. Click on Layer, and select Global Light…


Next, in the Angle: box, type the angle you wish to have as your default global light setting for new documents. Click OK.


Now whenever you open a new document, the default will be your preferred shadow angle.

Hope you enjoyed this quick tip!! See you soon with a sneak peek!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Technogeek Elements (Second Try) & Another Freebie!

I hope that you are all enjoying iNSD!

I have to apologize for some confusion with my Technogeek Elements that I posted to my email subscribers yesterday. I made an error with the feed and I’m still not quite sure what I did wrong, but I’ve been receiving emails and messages from people who did not receive the email. This is totally due to my own lack of Feedburner technical knowledge and I hope you'll accept my apology!

Since I still haven’t quite figured out how to work the feed correctly (and I’m currently investigating a new service) I have decided that it would just be best to post the elements on my blog for 24 hours so that all of you who missed them will have a chance to pick them up. The elements will be available for free download through Sunday, Noon, EST.

**Edited: Technogeek is now available for purchase HERE in my Scrap Orchard Store.**


I also put together some Technogeek Flairs to go along with the kit as a little bonus and to try to make up for my error with the email feed. I hope that you like them! Thanks so much for supporting me! Happy iNSD!!

Download Technogeek Flairs HERE


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy iNSD - Sporty Collection–Farmer’s Market

Happy {Inter}National Scrapbooking Day (iNSD)!!  I have lots of brand new items to show you as well as some older products that are marked down to only $1 each for Farmer’s Market, May 2nd thru the 5th!! Farmer’s Market is Scrap Orchard’s iNSD sale where there are over 300 products marked at only $1! Products only ever appear in Farmer’s Market once so you’ll never be able to pick them up for a lower price than now! You can see everything included in the Farmer’s Market for personal use HERE. You can see all of the items in the commercial use Farmer’s Market category HERE.

**Helpful tip** In the Farmer's Market and Farmer's Market Commercial Use categories, you can set the drop down menu to my name to see only products available from me in the sale! Or, for a quick and easy way to see all of my available Farmer’s Market products, copy and paste this tag into the search bar HERE in the market at Scrap Orchard! Search tag: #kaagardfm 


I am excited to kick off my new Sporty Series of kits! I have plans to create products to cover several different sports themes in this collection over the next few months. Currently, Sporty: Soccer and Sporty: Baseball are available in the Farmer’s Market! If you have a sporty family, you’ll definitely want to pick these up, as well as Sporty: Paper Add-On 1, while they are all only $1 during Farmer’s Market!

Sporty: Baseball



Sporty: Soccer


Sporty: Paper Add-On 1


You will also want to be sure to check out the amazing coordinating templates done by my sweet friend Cheryl, of Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs. The templates are also only $1 per pack during the Farmer’s Market HERE in Fiddle-Dee-Dee Design’s Store.


I’ve also have several products that are oldies, but goodies, included in the Farmer’s Market $1 Sale. I have retired several older collabs and now you can pick up just my part for only $1 during Farmer’s Market. The images below are older products that have not been available previously in my Scrap Orchard store. You can pick them up for only $1 through May 5th! (Don’t forget that this is not a complete list of my Farmer’s Market products. Use the designer drop down menu or use the search tag HERE in the market at Scrap Orchard to see the complete list! Search tag: #kaagardfm)




I also have some brand new Commercial Use Items included in the Farmer’s Market Sale. If you are interested in them, click the images to see them in the store.


Thank you to everyone who participated in the drawing to win the Sporty Collection for this Farmer’s Market. I randomly chose a winner. Congratulations to Jan! Please contact me at to claim your prize!

I have another portion of my Technogeek kit for you to download today!! This is what you’ll get for free if you download all of the pieces.


Papers: Download the papers now HERE on my Facebook Page. (Click the iNSD Torch Relay tab at the top of the page.)  Available free through May 5th
Alpha: The coordinating alpha is part of the Digi Scrap Olympics Forum challenges that will be happening on Saturday. You can find out more about the iNSD forum challenges HERE at Scrap Orchard.
Elements: The Technogeek Elements will be emailed on Friday afternoon. Please be sure you are signed up for my email list HERE by noon on Friday, EST, as that is the only way to pick up the element pack for free.
Words: Download the Technogeek Words HERE on my blog. Make sure to grab these right away as they will be available for free for a limited time.

(*Edited: The Technogeek Words are now available for sale as part of the Technogeek Kit HERE at Scrap Orchard.)


Happy iNSD!! Have a super scrappy day!