Riveted for ProShow Producer

Six weeks ago, I was about to post Riveted when, as you all know, things went swiftly downhill, but life is (finally!) back to being good.

The two simple-to-use styles in Riveted will work in Producer 4, 5, and 6, and because the colors are fully customizable, you’ll be able to complement both photos and theme. These are definitely styles you’ll be using again and again!

Riveted

Be sure to also check out the list of ideas for summer on The Frame Locker’s “New” page. After all, you’ve been taking lots of photos, right?

In need of a unique gift for someone special? Visit my COLORwash store!

COLORwash

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Why I’ve been missing, plus a warning

At first I was on hiatus from The Frame Locker to build my Zazzle COLORwash store, but about four weeks ago I zealously weeded my overgrown garden. This is warning to anyone who lives where ticks live: Do NOT weed the garden unless you’re fully protected and unless you plan on immediately going into the shower for a good scrub-down. I didn’t do that and I should have known better. Result? A tick-borne disease that’s gaining ground slowly but surely in the northeastern U.S. and that will probably spread the same as Lyme Disease. What I got was anaplasmosis, which showed up a week after weeding. It’s been three weeks of awful misery, and there’s still another month of recuperation to go.

I’m having my husband plow up the garden and plant grass. Fresh fruits and vegetables from the supermarket are good enough. Besides, the chipmunks and squirrels ate all my strawberries.

Stay away from tall grass and weeds!

(Back to bed.)

Barbara

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Renewing with ProShow Styles

Last week, a customer asked for help with “Vignetting Frames,” and I realized it would be so much easier for her if she could use setup slide styles. I ended up overhauling the set for her, but I was on a roll, and so I did the same for “Daisies” (backgrounds, frames) and for “Chroma Picnic” (backgrounds, frames, decorations).

Already own these products? On the display pages are links to request free updates.

Life is so much easier with slide styles!

Chroma Picnic

Daisies

Vignetting Frames

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Partying at The Locker & Zazzle

There’s been a temporary slowdown while building the COLORwash store at Zazzle, but it’s long past time I paid attention to The Locker. Here’s a small set of styles designed specifically to create a party atmosphere. Party Time:

Party Time Styles

 

As for the Zazzle COLORwash store, so many new products have been added that even the COLORwash Blog dedicated to it can’t keep up. Besides, you’d hate me if there were daily posts. Here are a mere 2 of the now nearly 400 items:

Floraline Pillow

Floraline Pillow

And the matching Floraline Coat Rack

Floraline Coat Rack

If, besides the need for ProShow special effects, you also need a great source for gifts, cards, decor, and way beyond, go to the COLORwash Blog and press the Subscribe button to be kept (somewhat) up to date. I say “somewhat” because I refuse to inundate you with email.

And now back to juggling The Frame Locker and COLORwash, which indicates a certain level of compulsive behavior. :)

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What Do You Need?

The Frame Locker is now in the physical world with COLORwash, a new store at Zazzle! Both recognizable and brand-new designs, and more coming all the time: baby bibs, t-shirts, wedding invitations, business cards, skateboards, men’s ties, bath accessories, and so much more. Many Zazzle products are from known companies such as Hanes and Avery, so don’t be concerned about quality.

Need designs for the digital world of slide shows? The Frame Locker is where to go.

Need a special gift or a bit of self-indulgence? COLORwash is just the ticket.

It’s where you’ll find, for instance, this denim wallet…

Antique Rose Wallet

or this tea set…

Flower Mouse Tea Set

 

Wander the departments, going back to the store front by clicking “Browse this Store” on the left side of the screen.

Also, visit the COLORwash blog:

COLORwash Blog

It’s where new products are described and where you’ll see tips, how-to’s, ideas, and links. Receive periodic (not constant!) email announcements to be kept in the loop.

A few times, I thought I’d lost my mind. Running one store–The Frame Locker–is a full-time job, so what on earth was I thinking?! But I knew the answer: Digital art is here today and gone tomorrow; physical art can last down through generations.

A very special thank you goes to my friend, Anna, who convinced me to join her at Zazzle. Check out her store! Bizeeboy

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On the Beach with ProShow Producer

Even if you aren’t planning a vacation at the beach, chances are your photo album has more than enough shoreline pictures to fill several shows. Make those memories come back alive with On the Beach for an entire show or any part of a show.

On the Beach

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A very old freebie renewed

When I overhauled my web site, things got lost in the shuffle, and one of those things was the very popular free set of revised Page Peels. I discovered them this morning while wandering through my hard drive and thought, “Well, aren’t you a bunch of cuties, and why aren’t you up on the site sharing yourselves?”

A number of you may already have this set of 87 transitions, but I’ll bet even more of you don’t. Enjoy them!

Page Peels

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ProShow Journeys Past & Present

The huge maple tree outside my window is a study in black and white–mostly white, given that we’re having a snowstorm. What an odd time to be introducing Road Trip, but one can dream, can’t one? This is a do-it-all set of styles, images, template, and even the music if you happen to need it. Tell the story of your wanderings!

Road Trip

Some journeys aren’t from here to there but are, instead, journeys we take through time. Now & Then has been added to the collection of Audible Styles for just that sort of journey.

Now & Then

If February seems perfect for journeys in time, you’ll find a few more Time Travel Ideas immediately beneath the new products, so heat up a cup of broth accompanied by crusty bread, and go wandering while remaining toasty warm.

(A foot of snow is predicted, and a cup of broth sounds wonderful.)

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Vellum Valentine transformed into slide styles

Back when “Vellum Valentine” was created, slide styles weren’t even a twinkle in Photodex’s eye, so you might say the design set was a tad overdue for being brought into the modern era. Now, instead of everything having to be done manually, 12 beautiful (and easy!) slide styles will do it all for you. Perfect, not only for February 14, but also for weddings, anniversaries, babies, and everything else to do with love.

Visit the New products page to see what VELLUM VALENTINE can do for you!

(If you already own it, you’ll find a link to contact me for a free update.)

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

 

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“Heart of Mine” newly revised in time for Feb. 14

The Heart of Mine kit has been at The Frame Locker long enough that it was born before slide styles. Looking at it some days ago, I thought it could use a few easy setup styles, and we all know how such things go: I created the slide styles, and then I thought how much better the set would be if I did this, and what about that, and… Yes, I ended up revising everything.

If you purchased this set previous to today, you’ll find a link on the display page to contact me for the updated version.

Heart of Mine

NOTE: When I checked to see if  everything had been properly uploaded to the web site, I found I had to refresh the browser for both the product list on the left and for the “Heart of Mine” display. Just to be sure, you might want to do this too. I can’t seem to get Firefox to stop saving ancient stuff!

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“Motif” slide styles & “Edged in Lace” for titles

With a combination of 16 slide styles and 13 Motif designs, you’ll can create just the right stage for your shows, from babies to golden anniversaries and everything in between! For both Producer 5 and 6.

Motif styles & graphics

For all your titling needs, those Audible Styles just keep coming! This time it’s Edged in Lace, a great way to create title slides. For Producer 4 and up.

Edged in Lace - Audible Style

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New Year, New Producer, New Shows!

Our fondest wish has been to use captions the same as we can any other layer, and finally, our wish has come true. So, what better day than the first day of a new year to introduce a new product for a new version?

Flower Express (Producer 6 only) was so named because you can create shows almost instantly with the included template and music, you can use the template for a quick start to a show of your own design, or you can build a show from scratch with the 12 slide styles. Have it your way!

Flower Express

Audible Styles is an ever-growing collection, The Gallery (Producer 5 & up) being its newest member. It’s an eye-catching, unique slide style for intros, outros, and in-betweens.

The Gallery

Don’t forget: The sale on Christmas designs will be gone tomorrow.

Wishing all of you an outstanding New Year filled with the best of everything, including the best slide shows ever.

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