Thursday, August 12, 2010

wow! where do i start??

Hi everyone!! I have lots in store for you tonight!! I'm not even sure where to begin!! So let's break it down, shall we? Here's a "quick summary guide" so you don't get overwhelmed with the plethera of information I'm about to lay on you. hahaha.


  • A TaylorMade Tutorial
  • 3 new TaylorMade Templates (4 if you include the freebie in The Artisan Notebook!)
  • A TaylorMade Feature in The Artisan Notebook
  • This week's Digi Dare
  • A contest, complete with prizes
  • Maintenance Stuff
a taylormade tutorial...
Do you like the look and feel of "sketched" photos?? Well join me as I take you step by visual step of the process!!


taylormade templates...
I have 3 new templates for you this week! Save 20% now thru sunday!!!




this week's digidare...
I LOVE when it's my turn to host the dare!!!! This week's dare is a little more "light-hearted" than most of my dares. (and the end result of my layout is what inspired this week's tutorial!!) It's based on what I call "Famous Last Words". This includes your favorite quotes from movies, friends, and yes... even quotes from your parents growing up that have stuck with you over the years. Here's the page I created for the dare... I hope you'll join us!!!

famous last words


... take me to this week's dare ...

featured in the artisan notebook...
I have had the amazing privilege of being featured in this month's issue of The Artisan Notebook!
Be sure to join the Guild and subscribe so you can get your copy! There's a full TaylorMade article, a free template ready for download, and on Tuesday, August 24 at 7pm (CST) I'll be hosting a chat! There will be a Q&A, trivia questions, and a TON of prizes up for grabs. So mark your calendars and meet me there!!! (more details coming soon!)

a taylormade contest...
Now it's time for the good stuff! Want a chance to win a taylormade shopping spree?? All you have to do is leave a comment ON THIS BLOG POST and you could win up to $25 to my shop!!! It really is that simple.

One comment enters you into a random drawing to win $10, $15, or $25 to my shop! For even more chances to win, come back and leave a 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) comment with a link to where you have told someone about it via twitter... facebook... your blog... all of the above! You could tweet about the tutorial, the new templates, the feature + upcoming chat with The Artisan Notebook, or this contest. Leave as many comments as you wish... play to WIN!
(*some collaboration projects not valid with coupon)

maintenance stuff...
I'm sure most of you have noticed that I've had some serious issues with my blog lately. The domain expired while I wasn't looking!! As a temporary solution, I have changed the web address back to the original  "blogspot" address. ( http://www.taylormadedigidesigns.blogspot.com/ ) There are a few "glitches" this seemed to have created, but I assure you I am working diligently to get them all resolved. Thank you so much for your patience!

137 comments:

Bobvila said...

Oohh! I'm first?! LOVE the sketchy photo look.

Andrea said...

Love the tutorial and your new templates too!

Tracy said...

Fabulous templates and another totally awesome tutorial! Off to play - Have a great weekend!!

Denise said...

I cannot wait to try this tutorial. I will try to post on facebook and with another blog I go to. I'm not sure how.

The templates are wonderful!

Sheri said...

I love the new templates!

timounette said...

Thanks for all Taylor !
Love your tutorial, I'll have a try !!!
And thanks for the chance to win

zwyck said...

Great tutorial!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Gerli said...

Thanks a lot for this wonderful sketch tutorial - I'll have to try it out - it looks wonderful

Fanny said...

Thanks for this amazing post !
And thanks for so many chances to win !!!

Jennifer said...

I am happy you are working it out because I just found your blog prior to your difficulties and loved what I saw. I look forward to seeing your new designs as they come out and the learning the wealth of information that you share with your readers. Thanks for all you do and this great opportunity to win!

Gail said...

I love the new templates and the new tutorial!! Thanks so much!

DoodleBop said...

Oh, I LOVE the new templates! Glad you are back...I was stressing when I couldn't find your other blog...lol. Thanks for the chance to win!

stampin_rachel said...

Thanks for the great tutorials! I love your style :)

Kim said...

Hello! I love your work and have been a fan since I started digiscraping. Your new tutorial is awesome, and so are your templates! Can't wait to try your tutorial...will it work with pse???

Kim
kmeillier

Sandy_in_MD said...

Thanks so much for the sketch tutorial - it is a really awesome effect.

Tina O'Flynn said...

Love the sketchy look and the templates! I can't wait for chat at the Guild!!!

Annie said...

I'm heading over to check out the sketchy photo tut now. I was so glad to see this newsletter because I was trying to find your blog yesterday and kept being directed to a golf site! Eeek! Hope all the glitches are worked out.

Valentine said...

Great tutorial and thanks for a chance to win!

Elisa said...

Love the look you created! I'll definitely have to try out your tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win too!

R Kimball said...

Loving the templates with lots of photos.

Phoebe said...

Oh my word, Amanda!! You have been busy creating awesomeness!! :) The tutorial is incredible...as always. ;) You.rock! :) Can't wait to give the tutorial a try! eee!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent & knowledge & for the chance to win! :)

Kimberly Michelle said...

I <3 the tutorial!

Amanda Mac said...

The sketches are cool, and I lurve those templates!!

Michelle said...

Love those templates!

Nicole said...

Glad you're back in the blogosphere. You'll get that domain sorted out in no time, I'm sure. I'm loving your "favorites" spreads.... very creative to use the "I love my macbook" theme. I might have to try that!

chili said...

Fabulous templates and another really awesome tutorial! Love those :) Off to play - Have a great weekend!!

Terri said...

Love to see another tutorial! I was just showing off one of yours earlier this week...thanks, Amanda!

Shell said...

Love your new templates. Can't wait to try your tutorial. Thanks, Amanda!

Dady said...

Thanks for all.
Love your tutorial and thanks for the chance to win

Iowan said...

Wow, thanks for the opportunity to win and for the awesome tutorial.

LilliMou said...

WoW! Awesome tutorial and fab new templates! I'm off to get the new Artisan's Notebook now... :D

Lime said...

Hi! The sketches look amazing and I love that you included a tutorial! Thanks!

D. Sube said...

thanks for the great tutorial!

Lime said...

I suppose you already know this, but when I went to put your *new* blog addy in my Google reader and got a great little site on Taylor Made Gold Clubs instead of this page! This is not good!

Fran Baity said...

Love the new temps, thanks for the chance!

Heather K. (interstitchal) said...

Thanks for the chance - love the new tutorials and templates!

that girl said...

The new tutorial is awesome! I'm so excited to use it :D

Koppel Kreations said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial!

shirley"O" said...

Hi Amanda, thanks for the new layouts, the tutorial on sketching photos and of course the opportunity to win money to go shopping in your wonderful store. I admire your strength.

Shirley

Jane said...

Wowza!!! I'm speechless!! This stuff is amazing!! Love the tutorial!

Zizazzi said...

Oh.. thanks for all the wonderfull new goodies ... (and I was please to receive your newsletter because .. yes... your blog looed like a golf blog so I wonder why you'd desappear ;-))
and of course thanks for the giveway... I'll be back soon with some tweet post ;-)

tajicat said...

Wonderful templates and tutorial! :)

momto4boys said...

I love your blog, it is so beautiful...Love your templates too, wish I could have them all....thanks so much for the chance!!!

Becca said...

Wow! Amanda, these are wonderful! I have been out of the scapbooking for awhile, but all of this is so inspiring. It makes me want to scrap again. Thank you! I love your tutorials!

Sara Susy Bob said...

So in love with the new goodies.

kramer_buffy said...

OMG super cool technique... got to try it! and thanks for the chance to win.

-- dalis
http://stampergirl.com

Demetria said...

Thank you so much for the chance
Demetria

anita said...

Thanks for the great tutorial!

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Zizazzi said...

I just tweet about your tutorial ;-) http://twitter.com/zizazzi/status/21078984273

Zizazzi said...

And I tweet about your 3 template ;-)) http://twitter.com/zizazzi/status/21079096472

Zizazzi said...

And of course here is a tweet about the artisan notebook ...
http://twitter.com/zizazzi/status/21079391744

Zizazzi said...

and finally I tweet about this contest ;-)

אנט עיצוב גרפי אישי personalized graphic art said...

i love your stuff - it's always inspiring and gives a new fresh look on design. thank you (-:
annette

senovia said...

Your designs are just amazing! I'm striving to be more creative once in a while, and less "clean and simple". I love looking to you for inspiration.

G Paloma said...

Thank you for your wonderful blog! Yours is my go-to blog when I need inspiration or a tutorial! Thanks!

OpanaskoART said...

Love the tutorial and your new templates too!

Monique1971 said...

Hi Amanda,

Wow what a beautiful blog you have got and I love that tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing!

Bye
Monique

Dawn said...

I love your templates, I like that I can use them to add many photos! thanks for the chance to win

~~~Welcome~~~ said...

Amanda...I always love receiving new mail from you! I "have" wanted to know how to turn my photos into a sketch so I am anxious to try that tutorial out. I {heart} those templates and will grab as soon as I post this comment! You have inspired me to do a digi-dare; something I haven't done in a long time! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Alyssa said...

gorgeous Amanada... I love getting the e-mails that you have new stuff!!! It is like a fun surprise!

Heather said...

Good to see you again... I was wondering what was happening. Thanks for the tutorial!

Lucia said...

Hello, the tutorial looks great! I will definitely try it. Thank you.

Scrapaholic said...

I've always wondered how to do that - thanks!! :)

Deb7456 said...

Fun tutorial! I'm just discovering your stuff & becoming a fan! Thanks for the chance to win!

brenda said...

Great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing it here, and for the chance to win. :)

DoggiNo said...

Thanks for the tutorial ! I'll sure be trying that technique soon.
Funny thing : I tried adding your new blog address to google reader so that I wouldn't miss anything. I gets me to a blog on golf materials. Not really my cup of thee. :) I guess I'll just have to remember to check in often enough.

AnaFlor said...

Oh my!!! This is amazing!!! Tutorial, sketchs and a contest!! Tks Amanda

Lauri Anna said...

Wow, Amanda! Love the tutorial - thank you! Wonderful new products too! :)

sf_gal said...

Glad to see you are back! Love the tut, dares and contest! Your creations are amazing, as always!!!

Jacinda said...

Ha! You'll never guess how excited I was to get your newsletter today. Love seeing what new things you have in store for us.

DiSailsToo said...

Fantastic tutorial! Thanks so much!

Joy said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love your products! :) And I read the article in the Artisans Notebook!

Cristina Tonon said...

Fabulous templates!!! totally awesome tutorial!

Sasha said...

Love those templates!!

Shannon said...

Contests are so fun, thanks for having one!

Eszter(beszteri) said...

Wow! Fantastic new goodies! :) Thank you for the chance! :)

scrapzone said...

Gorgeous designs Amanda - and your pictures are stunning too!

doindigital said...

many ta's for the tut, good luck with the blog over haul
Sue : )

Victoria said...

YEA!! Thank you Amanda! You're the best!

amandajane said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I can't wait to try it. Love the templates too.

Welcome... said...

The new templates look great!!

Ari Vega-Macias said...

I love multiple photo templates...so cool!

Becky said...

I LOVE your tutorials. They're always super easy to follow. Thanks!

Lois said...

LOVE the tutorials - the new templates are great, too!

wyowoman said...

Thank you and happy weekend :)

Sh@ron said...

Love the new templates... Not familiar with the guild but I am going to check it out...

Sandy's Digital Scraps said...

I love the sketch and how you got everyone's eyes in the photo including one of yours.

Ashley said...

Yes, I had a moment of panic when I couldn't find your site, you are one of my favorite inspirations!

immaculeah said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. Will definitely try this one out soon. Awesome templates as always.

falwyn said...

Thanks for the giveaway, and the tutorial! :)

Lori said...

WOW!! Loving the new stuff!

I am Just One Mom said...

right oh! I love the sketch tutorial. will need to practice finding the photos to fit the look. and yessiree, sign me up for the freebies!

Aquarius Scrapability said...

Love the new tailormade inside! I really missed it, thx bunches for the wonderful new tutorial!

Sabrina said...

Your new designs looks great!

Sue said...

Woo-hoo ... an awesome new tutorial from the Master of Tutorials herself! Thanks Amanda ... and thanks for the chance of winning too! Hugs, sue.falstaff

Meagan said...

cool tutorial

rlma said...

I have always wanted to know how to do this treatment. Thank you for the tutorial!

cmnb said...

Great tutorial, cool templates, and just so good to see you blogging! :)

Christine aka cmnb

Bill, Amelia and Jack said...

Oh I would LOVE a chance at this!!! I love your products! Thanks for the chance!

Agnieszka said...

great post ! Thank you for the tutorial!

grambie said...

With so nice to receive your newsletter today and and to know that you have given us a new and interesting tutorial. I was looking through my stash and came across your tutorials from over 3-years ago. (I hope that this time, I can continue to follow your blog without my disability interfering. I am still recuperating, I guess I am addicted although I cannot scrap at this present time, but I can read.) By the way, I already have your Artisan Guild downloads. Yeah!

Alice (fa11enan9e1) said...

Whee! That's awesome! Love the tutorial.

jovana said...

Thank you! I hope I am one of the winners! I love your products and tutorials.

scrappin5kids said...

You always have great stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

mrlashua said...

Thanks for the chance to win a taylormade shopping spree. I really like you designs.☺

Zeee said...

the sketched stuff is gorgeous Amanda!

Steffi [two cute wishes] said...

Fantastic new stuff Amanda - love it - and I´ll try your tutorial! Thanks for the chance ♥

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Gorgeous!!! thanks for the chance to wine!!

Steffi [two cute wishes] said...

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Steffi [two cute wishes] said...

Tweeted about this....http://twitter.com/twocutewishes

Agnieszka said...

I tweeted about the templates http://twitter.com/asali_pl/status/21231304304

Agnieszka said...

I tweeted about the chat http://twitter.com/asali_pl/status/21231529077

Agnieszka said...

I tweeted about the tutorial http://twitter.com/asali_pl/status/21231776578

Agnieszka said...

I tweeted about the tutorial http://twitter.com/asali_pl/status/21231776578

flowersgal said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I really like that look.

Your products are great. I have my fingers crossed with hopes of winning one of the gift certificates.

idahorhodes said...

Love the new templates! Hope I win, because I love your stuff!

Tracy Pea said...

The sketchy layout is AMAZING!!!

Steffi [two cute wishes] said...

And one more - just to tell you again that your new stuff is awesome!!

Vivian said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I've tried on my own to get this look, but this is a MUCH better way of getting there!

Stirlingdesigns said...

Love the tutorial - can't wait to try it!
Diane
stirlingdesigns@gmail.com

BunnyFreak said...

Missed the templates when they were on sale, bummer.

taxed4ever said...

wow another great tutorial Amanda...love it!

Nessa Ski said...

Okay, I'm gettin' some good karma off of you today...
1. because I LOOOOOOooooOOOOVE your work;
2. because I'm already an Artisan Guild Member/Subscriber, so I got your FANTASTIC goodies in there; and
3. you started this contest/blog post on...wait for it....MY BIRTHDAY! August 12th!!

Yeah...here's cheers to good karma and your AMAZING talent!

Julie said...

Love your templates, your layout, and your dare. So fun! Thanks!

C J said...

I can't wait till the Tuesday night chat. Fun! :)

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Thanks for a chance to win!

hsmema said...

Off to look at the tutorial, thank you, i love your scrapping style.

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That sketchy look is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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