Sunday, September 27, 2009

September 27

Ooooh, cutting it close for 9/27, aren't I? lol Once again, I am on grandma duty but the end is coming. Ten more days and my daughter will be home. Joshua came today and is spending the night. He had a very loose bottom tooth and asked me if I had some "string". I found some crochet thread, made a loop. He put it around the tooth and had Grandpa tie it to the door knob. He swung the door and to his amazement, his tooth came out! I wish I could have taken a photo of the look on his face. He was surprised that it worked. I asked him if he thought the tooth fairy would know he isn't home. He informed me that the tooth fairy was like Santa and knows where he is. Of course, the tooth fairy is coming - I mean, I am not going to let him down, now am I? :)
Freebie is no longer available. She does beautiful work and I encourage you to visit her blog. Her prices are reasonable and she has lots of freebies. The site is in Portuguese, I believe, so you will have to use a translator page to read it.

The only thing I add for enhancement is apply a light bevel to the finished background. There are no drop shadows on the backgrounds...the ones you see in the preview are just to make them stand out a bit. Freebie is no longer available.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New Kit!

Hi, all, this has been one heck of a week and I apologize for not posting much but being a grandma is a precious thing to me and I really like to give each child my undivided attention as much as possible. Grandmas can do that and I know that had a very special relationship with my grandma and have lots of warm memories with her. I want that for my grandchildren too. So, I do have to brag a bit. Joshua, the 7 year old, had 7 large warts on his hands that he wanted to go away. He has been to the doctor once before...yes, you read it right, once! He is one healthy boy. However, I was a bit concerned that he would associate pain and horror with his first "real" visit and I was the one to take him! The pediatrician was great, nice younger gal, and very down to earth. I have to tell you that boy amazed me.....he didn't cry, yell, or flinch! I KNOW it had to hurt him. He really, really wanted those warts gone and so was very motivated to get through it. Can you imagine this? Wow, he just left me speechless.
Okay, enough bragging. :) I am slowly putting together a new kit called Apple Basket which I think I mentioned previously. Today's freebie are some linen backgrounds I made for a start. I have ten other backgrounds that I will share in two days because they are very large. To start you off, here is a preview of the linen:

I also started another new kit that I am calling Feminine that has some really pretty colors. Because my time is limited, I won't be just zooming through and making things quickly. Freebie is no longer available.

Ten Day Give

I think you all know that I love to give stuff away. Ever since I started learning Paint Shop Pro and meeting others who were in Yahoo groups, etc., one thing I noticed is that people in the graphics community love to help and share with others. Yes, I know there are some who do not and are ugly about it, on top of it. But, for the majority, due to others' generosity, I create today things that others have shown me how to create. The same is true for Photoshop now.
I am truly grateful to those of you who have purchased some of my kits, alphas, etc. I don't want you to think that I am not grateful. I just love to give better than charge for my stuff. That is why I started making freebies for you all. I apologize for so little that I have shared this week but I have had grandma duty every day this week and am hardly keeping up with email much less doing any creating. I plan on doing some this weekend but my time is limited there too.
Regarding the giving, I wanted to invite you to join me in the "Ten Day Give" promoted by Bob at Christian Personal Finance. Beginning October 1, for ten days, those of us who have signed up, have committed to give something (money, time, objects, etc.) to others every day for ten days. See this site for details. I think you'll have fun doing this and experience the joy of giving right along with me!


I hope to see you join me! Look for new goodies over the weekend too. :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Back again!

Hi, everyone...wow, lots of stuff going in my real life but I actually created your freebie over the weekend. I made two alphas, one of which you already have seen. This one goes with my new kit I am working called Apple Basket. I think this one looks like wood, don't you? Both of these alphas were made doing tutorials from Nanson Graphics. Besides tutorials, she has lots of goodies she gives away like gradients, seamless tiles, etc. She has been around a while and I invite you to check out her site.


I have more things to share tomorrow from this kit. Freebie is no longer available.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Back again! September 18 freebie

Hey, everyone, I had one heck of a week and today was the only day I was home all day. I was gone all of yesterday until dinner time. I have more done on my new kit and I have to brag on myself a little bit. I tried a Photoshop tutorial and learned how to make plates and cups (vases). The only thing I had to do in Paint Shop Pro was apply a plug-in by Xero. I will be posting some goodies from the new kit tomorrow evening.
Today's freebie is to honor my anniversary on Sunday. Hubby and I will have been married 12 years on Sunday and it is also his birthday. lol I picked the day since I knew he wouldn't forget our anniversary if it was on his birthday, right? I made a new alpha today called "Shell". It is supposed to look like tortoise shell...what do you think?

The photos are when we got married (we went to Lake Tahoe and were married outside in the pine trees...so wonderful!) and when we went to Crater Lake outside of Medford, Oregon (fairly long drive though). As you may be able to tell, this is a complete alpha...meaning there are upper and lower case letters as well as numbers and some symbols. I used Times New Roman for my font - always a simple, good choice, don't you think?

Freebie is no longer available.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September 15 freebie

Hello, everyone...well, another busy day behind me. :) I put together a complete preview of the Petunias kit for you. There is a couple of each element shown and all the papers. I didn't include the miscellaneous freebies, however, like the accents and others.

The freebie tonight is the kit for taggers. Everything has been reduced by one-third so the papers (backgrounds) are 1200x1200 pixels at 300 dpi and so on. You are welcome to use the kit for tutorials or whatever. Freebie is no longer available.

Monday, September 14, 2009

September 14 surprise

Wow, do I have a great surprise for you! Last night, I received a new Quick Page from Myna using the Petunias kit. So, I had to change my freebie for you, of course!

This is Myna's granddaughter - isn't this just gorgeous and the granddaughter precious? I love what Myna did with this - don't you? Freebie is no longer available.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

September 13!

Hello, all. I apologize for skipping out on you for the weekend. I had "grandma duty" Friday night/Saturday for Hanna and didn't get on my own computer until late last night. I had a few more things I wanted to make for the Petunias kit before I sent the final zip. The things I made were the tags. I had some fun playing with templates as you'll see.

The tag on the far right was a layered template that I added my own stuff to...I wish I could think up these things but I am like that with decorating my house too. My daughter and daughter-in-law are so artistic and come up with the neatest decorating ideas....I just have to look at others' stuff and copy their ideas...so the same is true for scrap stuff. I am just glad there are great ideas out there!
Tomorrow, I will be sending you the link for the taggers' kit and a complete preview of the Petunias kit. Freebie is no longer available.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

September 10 freebie

Well, the cool weather appears to be gone for a while again. It was 102 in our back yard today. I really am so, so ready for fall! At least I had a good day - had lunch with my son and that is always good. :) Today's freebie is all the ribbons I made for the Petunias kit. The zip file is a little over 11 mb, which is bigger than some of the other zips but I hope it won't be a problem for you.


These ribbons are about 11 to 16 percent of the size of the actual ribbons. I had to really reduce them in size for the preview. Some are 5400 pixels (18 inches) wide and some are 3600 pixels (12 inches) wide. I tried to give you a little variety...lace, grosgrain, satin, etc. I hope you enjoy them! Freebie is no longer available.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September 9 freebie

Today's freebie is more of the elements....frames and the rest of the paper clips. I really botched the file name on one of them. Oh, well. The frames are large and this preview doesn't do them justice in letting you see just how big they are.

The zip file is almost 6 mb, I think so it should download for you quickly. Freebie is no longer available.

September 8 freebie

Wow, talk about getting too close to September 9! Sorry this is so late but it has been a hectic day. Today's freebie is another set of elements from the Petunias kit.

As you can see, you get the brads, buttons, clips and flowers. Tomorrow's freebie may be late too since (actually today's since it is past midnight here) I have to be gone most of the day. I hope you enjoy these! Freebie is no longer available.

Monday, September 7, 2009

September 7 freebie

Happy Labor Day to my friends in the U.S.! I hope you had a good day. We decided to barbecue some tri-tip (California thing), bake potatoes and boil some fresh corn on the cob (yes we did shuck them - lol). It was really good.
As I mentioned yesterday, today's freebie is a small add-on for the Worship kit. Please note that there are three charms with words on them. I made the words just using the cut-out effect in Paint Shop Pro. It was surprisingly easy too!

I'll be back tomorrow with more elements from the Petunias kit. Freebie is no longer available.!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Grandma Brag Time

I finally got a chance to do something fun with Hanna's and Joshua's school pictures. The sad thing is that I won't be able to get it printed so will have to be satisfied to put it in my digital scrapbook. The photos are considered to have copyright privileges. How do I know this? Last year I created one for the kids and took it to Walgreen's to have it printed. They refused because of the copyright issues. I don't blame them; I just didn't think about it when I asked them to print it.

Their photos this year are great! I used my School kit that I made last year. It is a pretty small kit and the papers are 2400 x 2400 pixels or 8 inch by 8 inch. I was selling the kit but have removed all those that have papers that not the "professional" size. If there is interest, I will upload the kit to my 4shared folder. Please email me if you are interested and I will upload and notify everyone here. What do you think of my layout here?

Thanks for looking! :)


September 6 freebie

Hi, everyone...I hope you are having a great 3-day weekend. Those of us who live in the U.S. celebrate Labor Day tomorrow and most businesses (other than retail) are closed. It is a federal and state holiday. Be careful driving tomorrow since all those who went away for the long weekend will be coming home. :)
Today, I am sending the first zip of the elements. You'll see in the preview what is included in the file.

I am going to digress from sending more elements tomorrow to send you one more add-on to the Worship kit. I completely forgot about it until yesterday. I made a few more goodies in order to make this new blog stuff. I can't think what you call it. lol Anyway, I am sharing it with you tomorrow and then I'll continue on with the Petunias kit stuff. Freebie is no longer available.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

September 5 freebie

As promised, I am sharing Myna's beautiful quick page (the second one) that she created using the Worship kit. I hope you love it as I do.

She is so creative, isn't she? I remind you again that that Myna's quick pages are 8x8 inches or 2400 x 2400 pixels. Although not a typical scrapbook size, it is great for printing it on to one that has a plain background (no patterns is what I mean). Freebie is no longer available. I hope you enjoy it!

Friday, September 4, 2009

September 4 freebie

Here is the last set of papers for you. It was hot again today...just not as bad. It was "only" 98. I had to go shopping for Joshua's birthday present so I was out in it sort of. I mean from the car to the store and back. :) Tomorrow, I am sending you another quick page that Myna did using the Worship kit. I know you'll love it!

File is no longer available.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

September 3 freebie

Wow, it seems like you all like the kit so far and especially those accents! Awesome. We had another brutally hot day here...103, I think. Unfortunately, I absolutely had to go out...doing a mission of mercy for Hanna by picking up photos at Walgreens that she needed to complete a project at school and to get us some groceries. I am so ready for cooler weather.

Today's freebie is the next six papers on the Petunias kit. Tomorrow will be the last six and then we'll start with some elements. Remember I already shared the backgrounds I made. If you missed them go to the posts for last month and you can grab them there.

I changed the look of my blog for September and I don't think I like it. The flowers and stuff are too big and you can't see what I made. At least my header is centered this time. I am grateful for that and honestly don't know how it happened. :) Freebie no longer available. Have fun!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September 2

Today, my youngest grandchild turned 7. I remember so clearly his birth since I was there. Joshua was born at home with his family members all in attendance. Yep, I cried too. :) He is looking more and more like his daddy these days and he is very smart. How many 7 year-olds do you know who can add 3-digit numbers in his head? He is already reading at least 3rd grade level too. Amazing boy. Yes, I know, I am prejudiced. I am going to make a quick page using one of my kits to show him off. I just got their school pictures last night and they turned out really good this year.
Today's goodie is six of papers of the Petunias kit. There are 18 papers in all but I am sending in small chunks so as not to overload you. I'll send six more tomorrow. I have made a ton of stuff for this kit and I sure hope you enjoy it.

File is no longer available. Have fun with it and I'd love to see whatever you make with this kit!

September 1 late

Hi, gang, well, yesterday was nuts...I had grandma duty in the afternoon then last night until after 10. I wasn't feeling good at all when I got home, so I didn't even get on here. Total washout of the day for me. Anyway, the first thing I am sending is some accents I made for the Petunias kit.

This preview shows the accents greatly reduced in size, by the way. I have one more to send you tonight and that is today's download. Be looking for it, okay? No longer available. Enjoy!