Monthly Archives: April 2020

New Releases are Live at Pickleberrypop April 28, 2020

New releases are live at Pickleberrypop! I’ve created a couple of layouts this week. My first layout is a photoless layout, created using Chantal’s lovely hand-painted flowers. This layout gives a little peek at what I’ve been up to while staying home.  As an introvert, leaning towards hermit, I haven’t had a hard time dealing with the isolation but the constant bad news on television is disturbing.  In an effort to keep my mind occupied and focused on more optimistic things I’ve really leaned into my artwork.  I hope you’re able to devote a good portion of your time to positive things as well!  All the sales and iNSD ought to give you a reason to smile.

Kit: Artsy Escape Brushes & Word Art
Designer: Chunlin Designs
Font: DJB Jenna

Kit: Movie Night
Designer: TirAmisu Designs

Photography Challenge for April 2020

This month’s photography challenge is a layout with a picture from a different point of view. Specifically, a photo looking up with a little word art or word bits added.  Check out all the layouts and complete rules Photography Challenge.  Here’s my layout.  The credits below the layout link to the store. I used a Berry Big Deal collection so you can save big bucks through Friday, April 24th on this collection.

Kit: Adventures

Designer: reginafalango

Berry Big Deals for April 2020

Berry Big Deals for April are live. Buy now through April 24th to take advantage of the very big savings!  Remember these coordinating collections can be mixed and matched. Buy full collections for the biggest savings. I’ve created several sample layouts and hope you get the idea of how versatile they are. The credits below each layout are linked to that collection in the store.  If you’d like to see all of the Berry Big Deals, click here.

Kit: My Kinda People

Designer: Fayette Designs


Kit: High Energy

Designer: Heather T


Kit: Through Thick and Thin

Designer: Chunlin Designs
Font: Jenna Sue


Kit: Ordinary Happiness

Designer: Jumpstart Designs



Making Memories in Lockdown

Making memories while in lockdown are what the templates are about. A worldwide Pandemic is something we haven’t seen before no matter what age you are. All across the United States, and many other countries, everyone has been told to stay home to stop the spread. If this isn’t a time worthy of documenting I don’t know what is. This template set, Making Memories #12 by Heartstrings Scrap Art are a perfect way to get started. You’ll find them here.

I have a couple of layouts to share with you today. I had already started self-isolating before it was ordered by the governor of Texas. In the midst of the constant news reports, I found I needed to keep busy to relieve some of the stress. Ironically my house is cleaner than it’s been in years but no one can visit. In addition to house cleaning, I’ve been busy cooking and baking. I made a batch of Oatmeal cookies first. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find flour since then. I’ve had to use some mixes for muffins and brownies but it’s all good.

One neat thing about the template I used is the first word has alternative text. You can create layouts using “Work at Home” or “Stay at Home” or both.

Kit: The Choice
Template: Making Memories #12
Designer: Heartstrings Scrap Art
Font: Seriously

Another minor annoyance that happens when all non-essential businesses are forced to close is that you can’t get a haircut. This doesn’t affect me much because I have long hair. I normally get my hair trimmed about every 7 weeks. It’s already been about 4 weeks since my last trim was due with no end in sight but I can always put my hair up if it starts bothering me. But what about people that keep their hair cut short. It’s really going to be a challenge for them. It’s not easy to fix your hair when it’s beyond what you’re used to. This is showing up on my grandson’s hair already. I don’t know if it was him or his sister that came up with this solution but I had to scrap it. It may start looking like the ’60’s & ’70’s before long!

Kit: In This Together
Designer: Raspberry Road Designs
Template: Making Memories #12
Designer: Heartstrings Scrap Art

Free with $10 Purchase through April 14th

Check out this stunning FWP kit called Shine Bright by TirAmisu Designs & et designs. I just love the beautiful bright colors.  I know it’s a personal preference but I get tired of autumn and winters colors very quickly but bright, cheerful colors light me up! You can get this beauty free with a $10 purchase through April 14th. So head on over to the shop.

And here’s the layout I created using this gorgeous kit.