Sunday, April 29, 2012

Super-duper Major Freebie Alert!!!

 I just HAVE to tell you about this wonderful blog I found that has beautiful, high grade, and very generously sized FREE KITS.  I've been playing around with digital scrap booking (new for me) and have been using these kits in preference to others.  These are not measly tid-bits;  when I downloaded this kit, it came with 6 zip files!  One for papers, 4 for elements, and one tagger sized kit.  AND they are fairly easy to download (compared to some sites where you have to jump through hoops, and sometimes still can't download the offerings.)

I used many of the elements from these two kits on a project I'm working on:

This was one of the test pages I made:

But my husband said he liked this one better:

What do you think?
I think I'll rework this one to make the photos bigger.

Before I send you over to "a creative space between", I want to let you know about a "warning" you may get about "adult content".  What they seem to be referring to, is some of the designer examples use drawings or pictures of scantily clad girls.  Don't go if you're offended by this stuff, but there is nothing there that you've never seen or should shock you too much!

They list 26 Freebies,and seem to have new ones all the time. Go grab some (or all)!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A funny thing has happened ... I'm having fun and I'm NOT covered in glue!
As I've mentioned, I packed up most of my crafting supplies so I wouldn't be "distracted" while I'm trying to get us ready for the big retirement move.   But my need to create is an overwelming, addictive thing.  I always seem to find some way to be "artfully distracted". 
I wanted to make a Mother's Day gift, but without my papers and embellishments what would I do?  Well, I went DIGITAL!
I've been digging all over the internet for digital scrapbooking freebies, and having a ball creating right on my computer!  See, the thing is, I've never been all that interested in "Scrapbooking", as I don't take many photos, though I found I could use a lot of the same stuff for my cards.  I saw some examples out there of recipe book pages, done totally digitally, and thought that would be a fun gift.  I started collecting papers and kits, and ended up making more pages than I have recipes for, and a few desktops for myself.  FUN!  And no paper scraps, no glue on my clothes (and everything else), no crawling around under my craft table for lost buttons, no rogue glitter on my face.
Of course, I do prefer a hands-on craft. But this is such a great new challenge (I love trying new things!). I've even started trying to make some embellishments of my own ... If any turn out great, I'll share them.

MEANWHILE.... I'll post some of the great places I find FREE digital crafting supplies.  I love freebies. It's like going shopping without having to spend money!  Wow, what could be better?

If you are like me, you can't have enough embellishments.  I found the cutest little glass beads, buttons, shells and other good stuff at Designs by Nicole / Low Country Scrapper.  She does beautiful work, and has free kits, photoshop resources,  and all sorts of unique goodies to grab.  There are even SNOWGLOBES!  And lots of her stuff is CU Okay.  Check her out!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Having Fun at Home: Coloring Page: Girl with Piglet

Free Digis!  I found this site , Having Fun at Home - "Simple and Creative Ideas for Families", with "coloring pages" that are actually very charming vintage style illustrations.  Check them all out, I bet you'll find some (or many) you "NEED".  You can find all the coloring pages here:

I particularly liked this one (go to the website to get it bigger):

Having Fun at Home: Coloring Page: Girl with Piglet

On the personal side, we found an 1800's farmhouse in the mountains of New Hampshire that we are trying to buy.  Meanwhile, I'm still packing!- K

Friday, April 6, 2012

Shery K Designs: Free Card Making Kit - Happy Easter

Need a last minute easter card? 

 Check out this adorable FREEBIE easter card cut file from the wonderful Shery K Designs.  Before you download, though, check out the whole page of freebies and pick the one you want most, as she uses Hotfile, which only allows one free download per half hour.  That's always frustrating for me, as I want ALL her stuff!

Shery K Designs: Free Card Making Kit - Happy Easter: Zip Folder Contains: 1 SVG Cut File. 1 DXF Cut File. 1 GSD Cut File. 1 MTC Cut File. 1 .studio Silhouette Cut F...