New Freebie Kits

Hey everybody! Check out these WAY cute kits I've found for FREE. Aren't they really good? I spotted them on Ginger's blog called gingerscraps.blogspot.com, afore mentioned, but I must really say that I love checking out her blog~ there's always something new and fun to find on it. And I like to check up on it often, because some of the time the links to download the freebies expire on the same day the designers post them, and then I get all bummed out. So~ it's a lot of fun to surf and see what's out there. So here are some I downloaded today, and if you end up doing the same, be sure to leave some love by leaving a quick comment. What's even better is to post your own link to what you made with their products! Alrighty-then! (you may need to scroll down a bit on these blogs to find these kits)



Beach Glass- by GingerScraps-- Beach Glass- by GingerScraps-- Add-on


Weeds & Wildfowers Kit: Doodly Patterns

I found this kit, Doodly Patterns, as a freebie at a digital scrapbooking site called Weeds & Wildflowers. I really love it! And I'm happy with what I was able to do with it. I have come to find that I digi scrap best when I have someone else's layout to look at, and then tweak it to my own needs. To see what I mean, check out my inspiration which is a page by Kenna aka: ratherBscrappin, a designer for W&W, entitled "The Boys of Summer."

To download the Doodly Patterns freebie kit, click on the link and when you get to the W&W blog, click on the pic of the kit, and it should start downlaoading from there.

Kit: Doodly Patters from Weeds & Wildflowers
Fonts: Letter Gothic Std, Lithos Pro, Ketter Gothic Std

When building this page, I was feeling a bit discouraged, because I couldn't figure out how to put a grungy edge on as a border to the background paper, like in Kenna's page. But eventually, I realized that my page was going to need something more what with the vibrant colors my kids were wearing in the photos. So I ended up using the orange from the flower as the color for the thin border. It just seems to finish it off well and bring it all together.

And then, I was a bit disgruntled about not being able to figure out how to wrap the swirls around the stem of the flower, but after thinking about it for a bit I realized that if I layered the swirl on top of the flower, all I needed to do was erase the swirl on top to reveal the stem beneath it! (yeah, if I stare at it long enough...it comes to me. :D ) I used the same technique on the right swirl when at the top, the swirl is layered on top of the pic, and then at the bottom it is behind the frame. Pretty cool, yeh? I think so too. :D


As Promised...

The above is a great shot I happened upon, with no planning or skill involved. Just pure luck. I say this because I took this shot of him, along with a million others, after just opening up my new Cannon Rebel DSLR camera. I had put in a newly charged battery, turned the "on" switch on, and started pointing and shooting on "auto." And this is one of the great shots I ended up catching. Thanks though to my husband who was tickling my son to get some fun laughs and smiles out of him (instead of those fake-and-let-me-pose-a-smile-for-you- smiles).

Credits: papers - by Nick George
fonts - Lucida Sans and Lucida Handwriting

And this lovely page was totally scraplifted from the mag Clean & Simple, Scrapbooking The Sequel, by Cathy Zielske. Love her designs. They're very clean....and simple. What can I say? It's true! So...these pics were of our airplane ride home from England, a very long couple of flights indeed. All I can say is that the next time we attempt it, at least the baby will be older than he was that first time, and hopefully will be more manageable and agreeable (and actually sleep!).

Credits: papers/colors - Nick George
fonts - CK_Alis_Writing and CK Becky


And....I'm Back

Well, I've been gone for a while now, but have decided that I really need to get myself back in the loop! I've been working on some fun pages that some of you have already seen, but I'm working on some more that I'll be posting soon as I finish them.

Thanks to a friend who commented on Alicia's blog (in the side tabs), I now feel like from her links she shared that I've now found a goldmine for freebies! Check out these links:



Gingerscraps is a blog that is consistantly listing all sorts of places to go for freebies.

Funky Playground Designs is a site that designers post their kits for free downloading for a limited time.

So...check 'em out before they expire, and happy digi-scrappin'!