Wednesday, September 10, 2014

By the creek-Designer Challenge

Its been a little quite around these parts lately.  I have been busy doing other things and started several kits but just never managed to finish them.
But I do this for the enjoyment and emotional release creating allows me.
But I am loving the colors and the theme for the next blog train so I will most certainly be hopping aboard it :)

Just curious, have any of you popped into Pixel Scrapper and checked out all the fun things constantly happening there?
One of my favorite things about the site is that I can use any kit I like to enter the challenges,so I am getting pages done, and with the kit I want.
And now they are also running a challenge that uses the kits from the blog train each month, so its super easy to join in and make some other digi scrapping friends.
You also gets DC points for joining in at the site which in turn will allow you to choose from the many kits that are there.
Or you can join for as little as $10 per month to download PU kits.
So its really a win win all the way and you get to have fun as well and of course meet some wonderful people.  I just thought I would put that out there in case some of you downloading didn't know.
Maybe I will get to see some of you around there, I would love to say hi and leave some love on something you created.

Now for the freebie today, I joined in the on the designer challenge posted, and this one was to create your own papers from scratch, no templates.  Sounds simple, but it was challenging because I am so critical of what I create and always want to make it better by adding something to smooth the edges so to speak.
But I sat on my hands every time I got critical and tempted to just try and improve it lol.
And I still have a long way to go, but the results of my efforts are pretty good I think.
If you download them, do let me know what you think :)
So I used only pictures I have taken of different objects and textures, did a lot of playing around in the Filter section of Photo shop, blended them many together to get different results and tweaked the opacity and levels here and there.
Bottom line is I am kinda chuffed that these are my own creation.
Below is a pic of small sections of the photos I used to do this.

And here are the 8 papers created for your enjoyment. 
 By the creek download
Click the image to download or click Here
Thats all I have this time. 
Have a funtabulous one.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hello_Writer May Blog Train freebie

Wow another month has past, and its time for another Blog Train.

This kit is the one that nearly was'nt.  I was so not inspired by this months color choices,
when I first saw them, I just felt there was no way I could bring something together. 
First week, I tried this and that and they ended up in the recycle bin, thought perhaps
I would have to pass on this months train.  Then I had family come and stay and all ideas
got shelved completely.

Well 3 days before this was due to be posted, my muse happened along, saw me with my 
head in the sand and butt up.  She did what all good muses should, gave me a good quick 
swift kick, which sent so many ideas into my head, I wasn't sure where I should start. 
So I started with 3 colors being the main colors. I had  grand plans of having an 
alpha, some wordarts and several more elements in this. 
However, my design skills and the little amount of time I had left, put paid to that lol. 

There is enough here for you to put together several lovely pages, so I hope 
you will be happy with it.  Once again I had some things that didnt make it into 
the kit, and rather then bin them, I packaged them up as a add-on. 

And if your wondering, paper tears?  Yeap lol, thats a new toy, and you have to play 
with new toys.  But there are no full size torn papers, I just shredded one into 
smaller useful bits. 

If you stumbled on this blog, and havnt heard of the monthly Pixel Scrapper  Blog Train
then just click the name and go see what its all about and find some more delightful kits. 
The ladies have really outdone themselves this month, so much digital candy :)

So here are the previews and links for you to grab my bits and pieces if you like them. 

Hello Writer Contains: 
10 Papers- 5 solids + 5 patterned
16 Elements
1 paperclip border
3 flowers
1 Leaf
1 stem
1 string
1 pen
1 frame(preshadowed)
1 heart brad
1 messy paint thingo
1 pen and splatter
1 torn tag (with ribbon)
1 torn strip (with brad)
2 single paper clips ( 1 black+1 white)

I also created a Quick Page because I enjoy creating them. 

 And Add-On's

 Add-On contains:
1 bordered cluster torn paper strip
1 Shadowed frame
2 torn strips for journaling
1 brad
6 flowers

I was working on another kit, but I didnt manage to finish it yet, 
so I will share once its done. 

Now I have the new color swatch, and a month to work on next months 
blog train, and I am inspired, so maybe I will make up for this months slackness :)

Till next post;
Be safe, Be happy, Be loved. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Boyish Charm-Mini Kit Freebie

I participated in another Design challenge at Pixel Scrappers, so I have some more to share with you. 
Before I get into the post on this new kit, I would like to say "Thank you" for the messages received and thank you's.  I really appreciated receiving and reading them, and you made me happy knowing that you were happy with what I had created. 
 So the new challenge set us the task of creating a mini with only 6 papers and 15 elements, with our own choice of color ad theme. 
So having never really attempted a Boy type kit, I decided to go in that direction, but wanted to try also make it use able for girls. 
 Because I like to have solids as well as patterns, I again created some and those that I didn't add to the kit, have been made into an add-on.
So without further ado, here are the previews of the two kits and what they contain.

Boyish Charm

Kit contains:
6 Papers- 4 patterned + 2 Solid
15 Elements:
1 Word Art ( My Sweet Charming Child)
2 Frames
1 Journal Card
2 Tags with strings
1 Banner
1 Star
1 Messy paint splat
2 flowers
1 leaf stem
1 Ribbon 
1 String
1 Chevron border
 Link will expire May 1st 2014

Boyish Charm Add-On

Kit Contains:
10 Papers: 4 Solids + 3 Painted + 3 Torn
 9 Elements:
1 Stiched messy element
4 Buttons
2 sets of Cogs
1 Robot Brad
1 Decorated Tag

 Link will expire May 1st 2014

 I am also working on the next blog train and another mini kit challenge for the 1st May. 
So if your enjoying these, dont forget to check back. 
Thank you and may your days be filled with laughter and love.