* Grab your scrapbook quotes at the bottom of the page and sign my guestbook while you're down there!

* I have posted a gallery of layouts. If you made a layout with one of my kits post it there for the world to see!

I have learned so much from people giving away advice, help and encouragemnet as well as free scrapbook kits. I love giving back in honor of all of the generous people out there who have taught me so much. If you love using my free scrapbook creations and would like to make a donation in support of my blog and work, please follow this link below! Any donations are appreciated and welcomed. Any donor will get a special freebie designed as per your request! Thank you so much for visiting my blog as YOU make this all possible.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Playing with paint.net

I love this program and my husband!

Wow...long time no post

I have been rather busy with studying for the bar exam (again) and buying a house and working and, well, life in general.

I haven't had time to create anything lately. I will post here two little charms I made a while ago, intending to create a kit around them but never quite getting there. Maybe in the future! To download the charm, right click on the image to open it in a new page and "save as" a .png file!

Anyhow, enjoy! As always, I would love to see your pages! Sign the guestbook below where you can upload your pages to this site!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Scrapbookers Helper

I discovered a new website today and it is a fantastic little helper!
I know, when I am doing a scrapbook page, I often am overwhelmed by the colors out there. Which will look best with my picture? Does pink and red go together? This ribbon looks okay but is it the right color?

Color help is here.

Scrap By Color is a great new site to help you with your palate woes. Just upload the picture you want to scrap and it will compile a color palate for you. It provides you with 20 colors that look nice with your picture. If you see one that suits your mood, click it and on the right side of the screen it will show you monochrome, complimentary, triadic, analogous, and split comp. color suggestions.
This is a miracle site and a lot of fun to play with. I am sure we will all be chosing better colors now for our scrapbook pages...spread the beauty!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Scrapbook Flair Kit

My latest kit designed for Scrapbook Flair is up. Go get your environmentally friendly earthday kit! I am really happy how it turned out!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Kit: Summer Nights

You know the nights...lightening bugs, deep purple sky, warm breeze, shadows...this kit is it. Enjoy! Includes 7 backgrounds, two moons, a tag and a clip, lightening bugs, star dust, three ribbons, a fabric star, silver star danglies, a full alpha and some glitter! (300 dpi)


Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring QP Freebie

Desmond and I are going to the park today to take our spring pictures. Now that I have my D40 I can take his pictures instead of paying someone else to do it!
In celebration of this wonderful spring day here is a spring QP! It's should work nicely on a computer desktop...that's what I use it for!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring has sprung!

Yesterday was my birthday and the first day of spring. In celebration I am presenting you with some spring flowers! Enjoy. Just click to open the image in a new page, right click and save as .png!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Freebie Wordart

HI...Above is a little word art freebie for you. Enjoy!
Just click the image to open it in a new window then right click and save as a .png file to the place of your choice. Below is an example of how to use my most recent alpha set. You just "string them on the leather strap...or the ribbon of your choice! The full alpha is below. Just click the image to open it and right click and save as a .png file in the location of your choice.
Comments are always welcomed and appreciated!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Citrus Squeeze

I am reviving an old kt I did a few years back. I think it's bright and fun. I may even do an add on to match so keep your eyes and fruit peeled! You can always sign up as a friend to get updates!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Vintage Alphabet

I have been working on this for a few weeks. I have just never been happy with it. This morning I added the brown backgrounds and I think I finally like it. Enjoy! You get the full alphabet in capital letters. If you like it or use it I always enjoy seeing pages. I may even post yours on my blog for the world to see!


Easter Tags

WOW! The weather this weekend is finally feeling a bit more like spring! I love the 65 degree weather with a cool breeze. It makes we want to take a walk. BUT since I can't sleep and it's 3 a.m. I just decided to play with some spring colors. Here are a few Easter Tags for you. You get all five tags. I am not one to use tags in my pages, but maybe someone will just love these...is that person you? Let me know! As always, feel free to post your scrapbook pages in my layout guestbook or just leave me a message!


Friday, March 6, 2009

Sweet Dreams QP

I made this delightful QP. It's 300 d.p.i. (I am pretty sure). Simply click the page above and it will open in another window. Right click and save as .png to use with your pictures! I hope you love this as much as I do! Thanks to Jaelop Designs for the feathers and the star! She has so many wonderful kits!
Here is my baby...a year and a half ago! Man time flies!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Blog Train Blog List

Welcome to the blog train!
I got this great idea a few weeks ago and invited people to jump on board and create a spring themed kit!

Each of the designers below have created a freebie for you for spring all based on one color palate. What does this mean? A mega huge kit that all matches and is packed full of the creativity of all the designers you see below! I am very thankful to all the designers who were a part of this.

After you download my kit you can follow the links below to each of the other blogs featuring their work for this train! Make sure you leave comments for everyone to show your appreciation for their hard work!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pocket Picture Book Tutorial

Here is a great way to make a picture book from your own computer to pop into your back pocket. Now you really can take family everywhere you go!
Just place your pictures on the template as instructed.
Then, cut and fold the paper into the book as per the instructions. The template is 8.5 x11

QPs for Cuties!

I finished the bar exam yesterday. For those of you who don't know, it's a two day exam. The first day is three hours of essays, lunch and three hours of essays. Day two is three hours to answer 100 multiple choice, lunch and three hours of multiple choice.
Needless to say I was wound up. I cried after the first day and almost threw up the second day. It was miserable. It's over now.
Because of the bar, I have been less than creative the past few weeks. So, I decided to post a few quick pages I have made over the years. I have never posted them here...I think. Enjoy and remember...show me your layouts! I have a layout guestbook at the bottom of the page or you can just throw me a link to follow!


Monday, February 23, 2009

How did you do that?

Here is another tutorial for you!
You can make these cute wooden shapes for your page. Make an alphabet, wordart, a frame, or whatever you want!
This tutorial will be in paint.net but you can use photoshop and get the same effect.
Here is a frog and a fairy for you that I made so you can see what the final project will look like. To use these two wood blocks just click the image, right click and save as a .png file!

  • open an object in paint.net. It should be a solid colored object.
  • duplicate the layer so you have two layers with the same object.
  • make sure you have downloaded and installed the bevel, jitter, motion blur, and outline plug-ins from the paint.net forum.
On the bottom layer: (base)
3. outline the object with a neutral brown color for wood or a silver color for brushed metal. You can outline the same shape or do a circle or square around the object. This will be your wooden base.
4. Add noise to the wooden base
5. Select the image and add motion blur at an angle. You want to specifically select the wooden base so when you apply the motion blur the base will stay the same shape.
6. Bevel the bottom layer using the bevel plug-in

On the top layer: (paint)
7. add noise to the object then add motion blur like you did above.
8. To get the faded or scratched paint effect use the jitter plug-in (menu: effects, distort, jitter). Play with it until you are happy with the look.
9. bevel the top layer

I hope this was helpful.


Layout Alert

Grab some inspiration and a booger and take a look at my latest page! I love the quote and the picture is my son digging for gold. I made the background paper using brushes in photoshop and the confetti is made in photoshop by crystalizing streaks of color. The heart and flowers are from The Scrapping Tree and the stars are from Scrapbook Flair designer kits!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Layout and Freebie Question

I am having a contest...

I am offering to make a themed kit for you. Whatever theme you want! You pick it and I design it. It will have 6 backgrounds, 15 elements, and a full alpha set. I will post this kit in a blog entry with a link to your website!

Here are the contest rules:
1. In order to have this honor, you must post a comment in this blog telling me what theme you want and including your name and web address. Also include any special requests you have for the kit like colors, specific elements, and style (grungy, faded, bright).
2. You must post my blinkie on your webpage (a girl's gotta advertise).
3. You must post any layouts you make using the kit in my layout gallery at the bottom of the page.

How do I post your blinkie?
copy and paste the following html code on your blog:

For the blinkie

For the banner

Not too bad!
How will I pick the winner?
I will be using an online randomizer from: THIS SITE
I will enter the names and the one that ends up on top wins!

What if you lose? No one loses!
I will make a mini page kit for each person who is not picked. You will get 2 backgrounds 5 elements and a word art! I will post each kit in a new entry with a link to your blog!

Here is a layout. Hope it inspired feelings of warmth and happiness!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Freebie: Locker QP

Simply click the picture to the right to open the image, right click the image and save as a .png file!
Hopefully, soon, I will have more school goodies for you on my blog so keep watching!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You, Me, and Tennesee!

My husband bought a neused car. Yes, another neused vehicle. This is his toy car though. We drove all the way to Knoxville TN to pick it up from a very nice UPS driver who was selling it. Car enthusiasts...tisk tisk...such an expensive hobby. Anyhow, I took a picture of my husband with his new car. It was a beautiful trip. The mountains in between PA and TN are just amazing and if you ever get to go to Gatlinburg I suggest you go. Just wonderful!

For this page I used my travel kit. I know I have it posted in this blog. I used a road map on TN of the area we were in, Knoxville. Grab this kit if you like it!


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Look How Cool Blog

I got a few blog awards...I keep them at the bottom of the page.

I got this most recent award:Wow! I received an ward again"LOOK HOW COOL BLOG" ,& this time it's from my Filipino friend blogger Chingjp...her blog is so beautiful. She has searched & linked personally some really fabulous freebies from digiscrapping blogs for this award as well, thus she deserves to be awarded...& I 'm so glad that my blog has been nominated as a COOL blog. Thanks so much Chingjp, I truly appeciate it, I'll do my very best to keep it going with freebies for all digiscrappers to enjoy.

And as I got this award, there are rules to follow:
1• Display the image of the stamp "Look How Cool Blog" you just won! •
2. Post the blog link you provided. •
3. Indicate your choice of 10 blogs. •
4. Let them know.•
5. Post the rules. •
6. Check if the blogs post the prize and followed the rules..

and now I'm passing this award to my nominees:
I will choose nominees later as I need to leave for Tennesee!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day Surprise

What a surprise!
I woke up, today, Valentine's Day, at 6:30 a.m. and found that my blog has hit 10,202 visitors!


I can only hope that I am able, in the future, to provide you with the wonderful tidbits that brought you all here in the first place.

Here is a VDay Freebie I made for you. Simply click the picture to the right to open the image, right click the image and save as a .png file!


Friday, February 13, 2009

Freebie Kit: Grungy Boy

My Latest Kit...enjoy!
If you like it comments are welcome!
Remember: Show me your layouts! I will profile them here!

You get 7 backgrounds, two embelishment clips, two ribbons, a set of boy stamps, a set of shoes, two buttons, three clips, two photo tabs, and two quick pages. (Change the text)
Design credits:
I did use a few elements from other kits to make the clip tags. Thanks to Amy Blesar and Balahai and Digital Crea for their parts.
Download below:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Economic's Lesson

I am sure many of you who know me know that I am oppose to this stimulus bill. Throwing money we don't have at a debt will not help the situation.

The recent economic stimulus bill grants the government about 800 billion dollars. That looks like this : $800,000,000,000.00

There are about 305,802,883 people in the US.
That amounts to $2,616.06 per man woman and child in the US.

There are about 6,760,084,065 in the world.
That amounts to $118.34 per man woman and child in the world.

I will be waiting for my stimulus check.

Here is a freebie in celebration...
click to open, right click and save as .png file.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

FREEBIE: Rainy Day

It's so rainy and cold today. I ache. In light of my discomfort I have created a rainy day kit full of muted blues and pinks, rain clouds and other goodies...don't get wet!

You get 8 backgrounds, two ribbon tags, a rose charm, a word art, a full aloha set, grass and clouds and gemstone raindrops!


If you like this stuff I would love to know!
(It keeps me motivated)

While you are here, grab these add ons...
Just click image to open, right click and save as .png file...now you have a rainy cloud overlay and a little umbrella to keep you dry in your collection!

Here is a beautiful page Hilda made with my kit. You can visit her webpage and see more of her beautiful scrapbook pages by clicking the link below.
Thank you Hilda!

Here is a beautiful page Maxi Designs made with my kit. You can visit her webpage and see more of her beautiful scrapbook pages by clicking the link below.
Thank you Maxi Designs!


This site was brought to my attention.
There are a bazillion and a half tutorials for people using photoshop to scrapbook. Take a look around! This blog has some great stuff in it too! Click the banner below to go directly to the site!

The owner of this blog was kind enough to present me with a blog award, the Lemonade Blog Award.
...and now, i will pass this award to my blog nominees.

The "rules" of this award are:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post. (Right click on the logo and save to your own computer.)
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude!3. Link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post with the person from whom you received your award.Here are my nominees:

I will post the nominees later, after I pass the bar exam...