I’m taking a short break right now from the pretty long-winded tutorial I posted earlier. So Chapter 2 of the tutorial won’t be up in this post, but the next one.

I tried to make the first tutorial as short and clear as possible. It took me 6 hours to come up with that tutorial, can you believe it? I was running on a limp net connection at home at that time (3 mbps) and it took some time to upload the screencaps to Photobucket. I now have much respect for bloggers who tirelessly post tuts online. It’s a lot of hard work!

In the next tut, I’m thinking of also uploading a .pdf version of the tut so you can work on them offline. Although you can also just do the copy + paste thing – copy the tut from my blog and paste it into Word then save on your hard drive. I do that when I stumble on a tutorial online that I like. I rarely bookmark sites because I have this paranoid feeling that the tutorial would no longer be there the next time I visit.

Before I go on, I’d like to give a big hoot to a creative scrapper and very nice lady PaMam. She has dressed up her blog using my “I Dream of Fall” kit and it just looks super nice! Especially when you scroll all the way down at the bottom of her blog :-)


Doodle Mix 2 (Commercial Use) is now up in the shops. This pack has 7 greyscale layered .psd (Photoshop) templates and corresponding 7 .png linearts.

The doodles are all vector-drawn so the lines are 100% smooth and jaggie-free. You can clip textures/overlays or flood fill them with colors and gradients, giving you several ways to creatively customize the doodles.

Buy it at: Scrap-Team Shop and ZigZag Scraps

Also up in the shops is Doodly Pack 1 – a set of hand-drawn flourishes that have been scanned, extracted and vectorized. This pack contains a total of 12 files, hi-resolution, all in greyscale .png format only. Colored for preview purpose only. The doodles inside are in black color as seen in the close-up (see preview).

Buy it at Scrap-Team Shop and ZigZag Scraps.

Remember, these doodle packs are for commercial use for digital, hybrid/paper, crafts, blogs/web design. Standard TOU restrictions apply.

Would anyone be interested in owning one of these 2 packs? If you are, then croak in this post’s comment box answering this question:

“Which pack would you like to win and why?”

The lines are open for 48 hours, after which I'll draw one commenter via raffle draw.

So croak away!

PS- These packs were included in either one of the goodie bags I gave away during my Doodly Party. So if you are one of the DP guests, check the files you received from me first!

***Lines closed now! Pls see next post for the winner***

9 croaks:

Simply Sarah says:
at: October 13, 2009 at 2:30 PM said...

I wont comment to win since I just did but I wanted to say thanks for the great idea of copying the tuts into a Word doc and saving it... I have like 100 tuts bookmarked and its crazy going thru them all when a link changes or the site goes down.

Thanks again for all you do!!!

MandaK says:
at: October 13, 2009 at 9:21 PM said...

I am lovin CU Doodle Mix 2 - That tree is fantastic and I want to play with those fun doodley flowers! But all your doodles rock! Thanks for a chance to win!

Lainey says:
at: October 13, 2009 at 10:14 PM said...

I like doodle mix 2 with the trees and flowers! Also, I use some software called doPDF or PrimoPDF that install as a printer driver to save web pages. So when you are reading a tut you just click the print button and everything is saved in one file in PDF format. For some reason these don't work well with some blog postings and then I revert to the the Word cut and paste but for the most part, I prefer the print to save as PDF.

twoboyz00 says:
at: October 14, 2009 at 5:48 AM said...

I'm really lovin the CU Doodle Mix 2 with the cute flowers and little swirlicues!

Christina says:
at: October 14, 2009 at 10:28 PM said...
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Christina says:
at: October 14, 2009 at 10:32 PM said...

I like them both! I think the mix 2 would be more practical for me though :P I'm not sure why I should win, maybe because I love your doodles!?

Thanks so much for the chance Rachelle!

at: October 15, 2009 at 4:42 AM said...

Doodly Pack 1 is my pick. I only have a few doodles. Thank you!!!!

RachNess says:
at: October 15, 2009 at 10:11 AM said...

Lines closed now! TJ, you're the last "commenter" for this giveaway :-)

PaMam says:
at: October 17, 2009 at 12:08 AM said...

Oh..dear..thank you soooo much for your post link to my block.

Also thank you for your compliment. My blog looks good because of YOU.