Win a $50 Shopping Spree to My New Shop…

Well if you’re here, you found my new blog!  Woohoo!  In honor of launching my new website, I am having a drawing for a $50 Shopping Spree good towards any of my digital kits! :)  All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post & tell me what you think of my new website!  Comments will be closed at midnight MST on Monday, July 4th.  I will announce the winner here on Tuesday July 5th.  Good Luck!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

My New Website….

Hello!  Thanks for being so patient with me!  I have been running into so many technical issues from Photoshop shutting down on me to downloads not working correctly & everything inbetween.  I am ready to unveil my new website, but FIRST, please read ALL the info below….

*My kits will not be available for purchase until Tuesday, July 5th. When we were running tests on the new shop, everything worked correctly except the download links (aah!).  After much searching to find the answer to our problem, we realized that we were having issues btw. my website provider & box.net.  SO, over the weekend I am going to have to re-upload all of my zip files to a new location….fun! fun!  On Tuesday, the new kits will show up in my shop & will then be available for purchase (yea!).

*I have posted all of my kits that are currently at JessicaSprague.com in my shop, however, you will need to follow the link to purchase them from JS.com through February 2012.  After that time, I will be able to sell them directly from my shop.

*I have been working with Emily Norton of JuneLily & Kristina Proffitt on a super secret new website called www.iLoveCuteBlogs.com. We are SO excited for you to check it out & spread the word.  The official launch date for that website will be on Friday, July 15th. Read more about this “cute” new website on the first post HERE.

*And finally, I am also working on one more project called “Dream. Create. Inspire.” To date, I’ve had more than 10,000 people download my planner HERE!  I’ve received so many emails from women who have been inspired by my planner.  Because of this amazing response,  I am working on improving it & turning it into an actual product & hopefully an app for 2012!  Along with that, I will be starting an inspirational blog called “Dream. Create. Inspire.”  It will be a place for you to come to for daily inspiration .  More information will be coming soon! :)

*And finally, the winner of Amy Wenzel’s fabulous Memory Lane Actions is…

#93 – Kristina

Congratulations Kristina!

Please email me at creativitybycrystal@yahoo.com so I can get your actions to you!

Okay, if you’ve read EVERYTHING above, it is now time for you to go check out my new website…

Click HERE

I hope you like it!

Be sure to visit my new blog HERE to stay updated for all the news & announcements coming next week!

New Freebies…

Yesterday was Maci’s 8th birthday.  We spent the day at swimming & dance classes & then I attempted to decorate a cake.  :)  I always forget how hard it is!  It makes me appreciate professional cake decorators even more!  My friend Whitney (I was actually her babysitter over 15 yrs ago!) makes adorable cakes…you can see them on her blog HERE. Aren’t they cute?!  Anyway, I just wanted to tell my little girl happy birthday!  She is such a sweetheart & is always helping me around the house.  When she grows up she either wants to be a doctor or a veterinarian.  She has a very tender spot for people & animals who are hurt.  I love you sweet girl!
Now it’s time for the freebies…
You can download this Quick Page HERE.
See those cute fonts in the layout?  They’re FREE!  You can download them at:

The fonts in the title are MTF Jumpin Jack & MTF Playtime.  
And the font for the journaling is MTF Hello Again.
And if that weren’t enough FREE goodness, Kristina Proffitt made this cute “happy art” for your blog…
Download HERE.
And don’t forget, you can still enter the drawing for 
Amy Wenzel’s Photoshop Actions (see post below) through Tuesday night!

Update on Website & A Drawing…

I have good news & bad news….I’ll give you the bad news first, so that you can focus on the really exciting news. :)

The bad news is that we decided to postpone the launch, BUT for a really good reason.  We found the shared server we were using was running waaay to slow for my liking & I wanted you guys to have a good shopping experience from Day One.  I have therefore upgraded my hosting site so that it’s on a better (& faster) server.  That means we have to transfer everything we’ve created over to the new server which will take about a week.  So our new launch date is next Wednesday, June 29th.

However, to make up for the delay, (here comes the GOOD NEWS) I am going to be hosting some really cool drawings & freebies & $1 kits from my blog this week!  So you’ll want to check back every day to see what’s in store for you!

The first drawing is for an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G set of brand new photo actions from the fabulous photographer, Amy Wenzel!  If you haven’t seen her work, you really should check her out!  She has created a HUGE set of 70 beautiful photo actions called “Memory Lane”!  And what I love even more about this set, is that she includes a .pdf file with before & after shots, information, & hints to go with every single action!  So you can print it out & use it as a reference guide when you are editing your photos!  Pretty cool, right?!  She also has a video tutorial on her blog, walking you through how she uses the actions.  I have been playing around with the actions & have loved the results!  I’ll be posting some before & after shots later this week.  Her actions are compatible with Photoshop CS2 – CS5.

You can see some of Amy’s examples below…

Aren’t they beautiful?!?  So if you want a chance to WIN these actions, leave me a comment below & let me know how you heard about me.  The drawing will run through next Tuesday & the winner will be announced at my launch, next Wednesday!  Good luck!!!  :)