Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Monday, June 30, 2014

Email Subscribers Please Read!

Hi all! This is for my readers who get Fred She Said posts via email.  If this doesn't apply to you, carry on LOL :)

Here's the SHORT VERSION.  I have to shut down my current email subscriptions ( all 1500 of you :( ) because the wording on the emails you receive do not supply enough of my contact information to make the Canadian spam police happyPLEASE use the form below if you would like to receive updates from Fred She Said Designs in the future :)  NOTE this ONLY affects email subscriptions not feed subscriptions.

 It has come to my attention that on July 1st 2014, Canada will put into effect new Anti Spam Legislation.  Emails sent to Canadian individuals with any promotional or commercial language are illegal unless the sender has expressed permission to do so before the email is sent.  I was misinformed that my email subscribership using FeedBurner  was OK because it had a double opt in procedure to subscribe and a way to unsubscribe with every email sent out.   Apparently that is not enough.   On July 2, I will delete the old subscriber list as I can't find a way to edit the required info into email posts and I don't have an avenue to allow you to re-opt in.   This will be the only email you will receive from Fred She Said Designs. NOTE this ONLY affects email subscriptions sent to your inbox not feed subscriptions.   PLEASE use the form below if you would like to receive updates from Fred She Said Designs in the future :)

Please note, Fred She Said Designs only sends emails if you subscribe to updates and  also to deal with customer orders and questions.

A word to the wise doing business. These new anti spam laws apply to you even if you live outside of Canada.  I would advise really reading up on it because it is more strict and encompassing than you might think... and $1 million fines?  yikes!


* When you use this subscription form, you are agreeing to accept blog updates from the Fred She Said Designs blog being sent to your email address.  In doing so, you have agreed to receive posts that may contain promotions, sales, coupon codes, and product info.

If you can't use the above form via email, please go to the Fred She Said Blog and use it there.  I will also put it up in the sidebar of the blog.

There I hope I have covered all the bases.  Thank you so much for being a Fred She Said reader!

Friday, June 06, 2014

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps - Summer Release Party!

Come join Treasured Times Rubber Stamps for their Summer Release Party! Starts this friday June 6th and runs through June 9th. Winner will be choosen on June 10th. One lucky winner will win the entire set of new stamps!  Please go to the Summer Release Party blog post to find out how to win :)


These are the images that Fred She Said contributed to this release:

They can be found at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps under Tracey Lynn Miller  ( LINK )

Digi Versions are still available here:
 Emma The Skipper
Just Emma
Happy Flowers 

... still working on new images ...   Have a wonderful weekend!

:)*  Fred

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

6th Birthday Sale!

Wow time flies!  It's May and it's time for a birthday.  Fred She Said Designs 6th Birthday :)

Use CODE  6THBDAY to get 25% off order of $10 or more :)


P.S.  To all those who are going to ask about no new products for this sale ( with a big pouty face and stomping feet LOL).  They are coming and yes, Fred will be good to you  ;) 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Watercoloured Background CARD with Morpho Butterfly

Hey All!

 Here is a watercoloured background card using Koi watercolours and a stencil ( The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Flower Frenzy ) with a pre-coloured MORPHO BUTTERFLY.

I am participating in the Online Card Classes - Watercolor for Card Makers Class.  I won't explain how I did the background but it was a super easy AH HA moment.... "why didn't I think of that" ;)  The class is great for both beginner and experienced card watercolourers.  It is reacquainting me with techniques I have forgot about and has introduced me to new techniques.  A LOT of fun and is inspiring me to spend more playtime at my desk :)


Here is the watercolour panel before I assembled the card:

I am going to have a Fred She Said Birthday SALE but I will save for the next post :) 

Have a great day!
:)*  Fred

Sunday, April 27, 2014

TTRS - CLEAR STAMPS Mother's Day Release

Hi all,

Treasured Times Rubberstamps has released new Stamps for it's Mother's Day Release :)

The prizes they are giving away are 1 digi of each of the new 13 releases to one lucky winner!  Please go to the Mother's Day Release Party page for more info and on how to win :)  The release party will run from April 25th - April 30th.

CLICK HERE to go to my entire Clear Stamps LISTING   at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps.

For this release I added some of my floral favourites!

TeaCup Pansies

Tulip Bouquet

Note:  These are still available in my store as Digi's and Pre-Coloured sets:
 Tea Cup Pansies Digi  and COL Sets.
Tulip Bouquest Digi & COL

Have a great day! 
:)*  Fred

Friday, March 28, 2014

TTRS Easter Release Party! Fred She Said Images in Clear Stamps

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps will be having their 1st Easter Release Party!  March 28th at 10:00 am PST - April 5th. they will be giving away 10 clear stamps, 1 each of the new designs to one lucky person.  More info on the TTRS Inspiration Blog :)

Fred She Said has 2 products  in this release :)

( EDIT:  I'll post TTRS photos and product links when I have them :)  )

Easter Chicky

Daffodil & Butterflies Easter Set ( 4 images )

Fred She Said Designs is currently NOT selling the clear stamps through it's store.  You may purchase through Treasured Times Rubber Stamps.   They ship world-wide and they accept all major Credit Cards; Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express & PayPal, (You don't need a PayPal account to purchase), and Checks & Money Orders. If you are a retailer, TTRS stamps are available at wholesale.

FYI ( to those who have asked):  Fred She Said Designs is will still continue to offer and make digi images and pre-coloured images and all the rest of the digital goodness :)  .... and hopefully new ones very soon ;)

Have a great weekend!

:)*  Fred

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gelli Print Cards :)

Yey, second post in a week!  LOL

So last fall/early summer I got a gelli plate.  From only 4 sessions with it out - I have a one inch thick STACK of printed papers LOL! They have been sitting in my storage bin... waiting.  The prints are so neat... you never know what you will end up with, some are eww  ( yey collage!  yey paint over them!) and some are ooooooh!  I love the gamble... and if you use cheap paper, the gamble isn't worth much but the joy of pretty background papers is something!  I am guessing the more you use it, you develop "an understanding" of how great prints can come together and come out more often ;)

More and more crafters are getting on the gelli plate bandwagon.  They make excellent background papers for your cards... and envelopes!  While in a rut, and while waiting for an oil change in town, I headed to my LSS and bought a We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board.  I have to admit I was having more fun making making the envelopes from my gelli prints than making the cards :O.  I have the 8X10 plate and had a 2 ish inch strip of print left over from the printed paper after I made the envelope... so I made coordinating cards.  Cards and envelopes are A2. 

For the gelli prints, I used craft acrylic paints, various stencils, bubble wrap and foam rubber textured mats, and on the pink card I stamped doodled flowers in gold ink on the gelli print.  The flower and butterfly images were coloured with colored pencils and dry blended and sometimes a bit of blending with a Prismacolor blending marker. 

Digital Images Used:
Happy Flowers Digi Set
Monarch Butterfly Digi

Have a great day!

:)*  Fred