Friday, December 12, 2014


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner of the signed copy must be a U.S. resident (I'm pregnant, exhausted, and not up for going to the post office any time soon for an international order - if you win and you're not a U.S. Resident, I'll give you a gift code to my shop instead.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I'm on Amazon

My book, "My Christmas Gifts" is now up on Amazon. Its FREE for Kindle Unlimited, $4.99 for Kindle or $8.07 right now for an actual copy. Click the link below to take you there. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Vote for me on Startup Nation

Vote for me on the Startup Nation Competition by clicking here. You can vote once daily.

Giveaway for the book will start within a few weeks.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My Christmas Gifts, a Children's Picture Book by Dedra Tregaskis - Hey that's me!

Tonight I'm writing about my most recent adventure of writing and illustrating a children's book. First off I have to say besides fighting depression (which is totally gone now and which I should definitely blog about soon) and having babies, illustrating this book was one of the hardest things I've done in my life.

My grandparents have all passed on (sad for me but great for them) and all I have is my memories and the things they left for me. My father's mother was extremely crafty. I can look around the room I'm writing in and pick out several things she passed on to me. I see these items every day and I think of her often. I've thought a lot about what I can pass on to my kids, but also to grandkids and beyond someday. What better way than sharing my beliefs and feelings through words and illustrations. For some that is definitely not the way but for me it just makes sense. And when I create, I feel especially close to my Grandmas who were all crafty in their own way. 

Oh, this is a loaded question for me. We LOVE books in our house and I love to set out stacks of holiday or seasonal books, but when it comes to Christmas time I run into a problem. It seems that the only children's "Christmas" books out there are:
A. about Santa 
B. about snow (having nothing to do with Christmas) and 
C. about the Savior's birth only (which is great but really misses the picture for me)
Forgive me but I am a bah humbug when it comes to Santa. I have some serious Santa issues and I feel like he steals the show. I know some people can incorporate him into the holidays correctly and that is awesome, but for me I boycott all things "Commrecial Santa."
It is great to have books about the Savior's birth. It's an important part of His story but so many people seem to think nowadays that they are celebrating Christmas when they celebrate just His birth. To me, His life and mission are essential parts of the equation for what we should be celebrating at Christmas. 
I wanted a book I could read to my kids that would help them to see how they, as small children, could best celebrate Christmas--how Christ would have them celebrate it. 

I'll let author Holly Kelly  and author Tifani Clark tell you about it: 
"What an amazing story! It brings the true meaning of Christmas to light through the eyes of a sweet child. With beautiful, unique illustrations that highlight this wonderful tale, it’s a treasure to have in my home. I especially love how this Christmas tale is centered on Christ. I can see myself reading this book to my children every Christmas season." Holly Kelly

"In My Christmas Gifts, the magic of Christmas and the spirit of giving is expressed through the eyes of a little girl. The story captures the reader from the first page. And the illustrations? Colorful and completely eye-catching. This is a great read for families of all shapes and sizes." Tifani Clark

Definitely on Thanksgiving night but anytime during the holiday season is very fitting. The book starts out on Thanksgiving day and then the little girl side tracks a little to talk about Halloween. So now some of you may be really confused how we are talking about Pagan Holidays and Christian Holidays? "Mwahahaha" is all I have to say. 
Everyone celebrates Halloween differently too and in our house it is a month of friendly, safe, family fun for all ages. We really love the colors and the nocturnal animals and dressing up! I have 3 girls and trust me we love to dress up! 
So now that you are sidetracked in my description of the story...the girl then sets her sights for the coming holiday of Christmas. She's feeling gratitude and she understands where all of her blessings come from and she wishes to give thanks by serving in her own special way. 

You can buy the book on Amazon or Create Space. It is available in paperback or Kindle.

My family has 5 members--A mother, a father and 3 girls. In the book there are 6 family members-- A mother, a father, 3 girls and a baby boy. NO, I am not making an announcement. I was visually trying to offset too much girlishness AND there is a tad of wishful thinking (ok more than a tad). To some we are crazy but we'd still love at least one more child. We've had a hard time having the kids we have but we are hopeful for more. If not, we are grateful for the children we have and the baby can at least symbolize one of the little ones we've lost. 

I appreciate the love and support I've received while making this from friends and family who have been curious about the project. 

It's really nerve racking for me to think about having other people look at it. I wrote it for my children. It's my first attempt at illustrating a book and I have no idea what people will think. It's not perfect in so many ways but I have learned a lot and if I ever did another, it would be no doubt better. 

I'm so excited to have it done and I hope that even if people don't love the illustrations or the grammar that they can still be touched by my love for my Savior and that they will be inspired with ways to better enjoy their holidays. 

Here are a few sneak peaks of the book:


Pages 6-7:

Page 14:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Super Cool Announcement:

A children's book I recently wrote and illustrated is being published and will be released on November 5th! More details to come soon, plus a giveaway for a free copy. So excited!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Spring

Spring has finally come, and I couldn't be happier!  Right now all Paper Packs are 50% Off, and Clip Art and Kits are 25% Off.

To make the deal even better you can combine it with our current specials: Buy 3 get 1 additional item FREE, Buy 4 get 2 additional items FREE, Buy 5 get 3 additional items FREE, Buy 10 get 10 additional items FREE, Buy 20 get 21 additional items FREE.

I'd love to see what you've been doing with our images lately.  Add pictures or links to the facebook page

Here's some new Products:

Mum Papers

50% OFF SALE Digital Paper Pack  - Personal and Commercial Use - Mum (811)

Vintage Polka Dots

50% OFF SALE Digital Paper Pack Vintage Earth Tone Polka Dot Grunge Texture Set 2 (812)

Andrew Papers

50% OFF SALE Digital Paper Pack Turquoise, Gray, Taupe Backgrounds - Personal and Commercial Use - Andrew (814)

Oh Happy Day

50% OFF SALE Vintage Color Digital Paper cornflower blue, orange, pink, yellow- CU Ok - Oh Happy Day (815)


50% OFF SALE Digital Paper Pack  - Personal and Commercial Use - Kyle (817)

Mother I Love You

50% OFF SALE Mothers Day Digital Scrapbook Printable Paper Pack Instant Download - Mother I Love You (820)

Within the last few weeks the following Clip Art set has been added to match a number of the most recent paper packs.

Spring Showers Clip Art

25% OFF SALE Digital Clip Art Frame Pinwheel Bird Owl Ribbon Banner Journaling Spot Spring Showers (826)

Monday, February 24, 2014

22,000th Sale Coupon Code!

In the last nine months we've more than doubled our number of sales, and it's all thanks to you!  To celebrate our 22,000th sale here's a 22% off coupon code: feb22off (good through Friday Feb 28th).  Everything in the shop is already 30% off, so that makes it an even better deal! Go check it out!

Here are a few of the new items that have been added recently.

St Patrick's Day

Irish Kisses (810)

30% OFF SALE St Patricks Day Digital Paper Pack for Personal or Commercial Use - Irish Kisses (810)

Lucky (809)

30% OFF SALE St Patricks Day Digital Paper Pack for Personal or Commercial Use - Lucky (809)

Spring is in the Air

Ariel (808)

30% OFF SALE Digital Background Paper Blue Pink Orange Sage - Commercial Use - Ariel (808)

Perfect Beginning (804)

30% OFF SALE Digital Textured Background Paper Coral Orange Gray - Perfect Beginning (804)

Skat Skootle (803)

30% OFF SALE Bright Digital Paper Rainbow Colors - Commercial Use - Skit Skat Skootle (803)

Sunny Days (802)

30% OFF SALE Digital Paper Teal Yellow Coral Cream - CU Ok - Sunny Days (802)

New Vector Format Items!

Vector Valentine Heart Love Arrow Clip Art in SVG, EPS and AI formats (807)

Vector Valentine Heart Love Arrow Clip Art in SVG EPS and AI for Commercial Use (807)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Writing Songs

I've been writing songs again. I love it. It fills a part of my soul. I can't believe I've been able to live so long without doing it. One I wrote a few nights ago is very near and dear called "Peace." I hope listening to it can bring peace to your heart:

And know that I wrote and recorded that in two hours. I know my talent isn't refined or amazing so if you're looking for perfection you won't find it. But if you're wanting to feel uplifted, I hope you'll take a peek (or rather a listen). I have a few other songs there too and will hopefully be adding the one I wrote tonight soon (my voice is too hoarse tonight to record).


Monday, January 6, 2014

A New Look

I hope everyone had a happy holidays. We've been busy over the holidays spending time with family, but also giving the shop a new look!  The sections in the shop have been changed to make searching for what you need even easier.

The new sections include:
Kits & Deals
Specific Patterns
All Else

Also, there are more kits in the shop to make coordinating things easier.  Now through January 15th all Kits are on SALE for 25% OFF!

Here's a couple of the new kits

25% OFF Sale Valentine Digital Scrapbooking Kit Papers Frames Clip Art  Be My Valentine Kit 1 (203) (126) (215) (213)

25% OFF Sale Digital Scrapbook Kit with Papers, Frames, and Clip Art - Monkey Kisses Kit 1 (489) (154) (490) (376)

25% OFF Sale Digital Kit Clip Art Paper Tree Washi Tape Journal Spot Commercial Use Instant Download Smooth (728) (742) (725) (744)

25% OFF Sale Pink Green and Brown Digital Paper Pack and Clip Art Kit - Personal and Commercial Use - Joanie (746) (704) (701) (706)

25% OFF Sale Digital Scrapbook Kit with Papers, Frames, Owls and Clip Art - Girly Rainbow (567) (565) (564) (568)

Go check out the new look!