Sunday, October 30, 2016

Digital Scrapbooking Free Download - Giving Thanks

I have two free downloads for you in the same week, so this may be confusing for you.  The November Blog Hop called "Enchanting Autumn" can be found in the archives on the right of this page.  (I have another one called "Pie", that is due out on Nov. 9th, so look for that here).

This download is for a November Designer Challenge called "Giving Thanks".  Perhaps there will be something you might be able to utilize from either one or both of these kits.

Both are a result of being a member of The PixelScrapper group.  Stop by and say Hello.  It's free to all.

These can be downloaded from my dropbox account.  Just click on the link under each preview.

Blessings and blue skies,


Friday, October 28, 2016

Digital Scrapbooking Free Download - November 2016 Blog Hop

November?!  Gads.  The days pass by so swiftly.  It's already time for another Monthly Blog Hop with the PixelScrapper members.  The group sure has some amazing talent, so I encourage you to go to the website and check out the free offerings there.

With each new blog hop, I find myself learning more, as well as experimenting more.  When I see something in someone else's kit that is really cool, I will try to learn how to make something similar. The theme for this month's blog hop is "Enchanted Autumn", lending itself to all things magical.  A few members made kits with faeries and other mythical creatures.  I tried to make some faeries - "tried" being the operative word here - but I was not happy with them.  So I made a fox, instead.  Don't ask me how those two things connect - but I think I was trying to keep to a "forest" theme.

Anyway, as always the below items are free to you.  You are familiar with the "Pay It Forward" philosophy, and this is my small part in that movement.  Please consider doing something special for someone in your life every single day.  It doesn't have to be a big thing, in fact, the smaller things mean so much more, don't they?  In our family, we have dry markers in our bathroom, and we write love notes to each other on the bathroom mirror.  It can be that easy!

My designs are not pixel perfect, but were created at 300 ppi.  I know that there are scrappers out there that love to work with pixel/gamut perfect pieces, and I applaud those designers that take the extra time to quality check every item in their inventory.  (If you are familiar with the Meyers-Briggs personality type, I am an INFP).  My moto is "keep it real, keep it casual, keep it calm".

Just click on the download link beneath each preview.  Additionally, there are more elements and papers than what is being displayed in the preview.  I get carried away sometimes, especially with designing the papers - I haven't yet found my rhythm with paper design. My last few kits have a heavy presence of corduroy - perhaps that is the fall and winter season impacting my creative flow.    Each blank page is a new journey, and sometimes I can really feel the creative energy filling the paper.  Other times I just need to hit the "delete" key. I try not to stress about it, because we are all artists in our own way, and the way we express ourselves is unique.  Not better or worse, simply......beautifully unique.  And I just wanted to say a sincere "Thank You" for your kind and thoughtful comments left here - my goodness, how they have touched my heart!  Those comments are such an inspiration to me in so many ways.

As always, if you are looking for prior downloads, they are listed on the right side of this blog, under Archives.

I wish you blessings and blue skies,


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Digital Scrapbooking Free Download - Special Halloween Kit

The designers and forum moderators at Pixel Scrapper are among the best.  Talented, helpful, encouraging and motivating.  Always there to support you 100%.  The latest Designer Challenge theme is Halloween, but with a challenging color pallet of pink, turquoise, grape, and navy.  Wow!

Even though I was out of my comfort zone with the colors, I enjoyed discovering how to make some of the Halloween elements such as the cats, owls, witches boots and hats.  Using my shape tools in Photoshop, I was able to come up with several basic items that I hope that you can use in your scrapbooking projects.

Here are the previews - just click on the link underneath each preview to download from my dropbox account.  These items are under my "Good Karma" terms of use (TOU). You can read the TOU at the end of this post.

Remember, if you are looking for previous posts and downloads, just look to your right under the blog archive.  Blessings and Blue Skies,