Wednesday, May 30, 2012

PRETTY PLAID PINK: New and Improved!

I finally figured out what I was doing wrong, and now the files should be clearer, cleaner, and much "smaller".  I've gone through all the rest of the files for "Pretty Plaid Pink", re-packed them and made new previews.  Since I moved a bunch of stuff around, I may not have the exact amount of files I mentioned before, and I'm having problems with compacting some of the papers, but I've got a few zips done and ready to share.  Here is Pack #2 for "Pretty Plaid Pink" elements.  Enjoy, and don't forget to share your creations!
These motorcycle themed elements would be great to scrapbook a road trip. And they are FREE!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Pretty Plaid Pink

That is the name of the graphics set I plan to share with you.  Don't ask where the name came from, I do way too much of this stuff in the middle of the night.  The next morning I look and go "hmmmm...?"  I blame it on the gremlins in my computer.
Being new at this, I haven't worked with PNG files much, and didn't quite realize how huge they could be.  I couldn't upload the files as they were, so I have to go back through them all.  Got this first one done this morning.  I tryed to compress what files I could without loosing too much quality.  You'll have to let me know how they work for you.  I desperately hope you'll like some of these!  I've got 6 element packs, 1 papers pack, and 1 wordart pack, but there are some papers and word art scattered in the element packs, too.  Sometimes there will be extra stuff, not on the preview. All sets will have some motorcycle themed items, and some everyday items.  Here is the first set. Have fun!

So far, this is up at 4-shared.  I'll hopefully get it on Box  today. too.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Of Vicodin,  Ice Cream and Airsoft

Hello there!  So what do you think is worse, getting a cracked tooth pulled, or getting a root canal?  I didn't have to choose, I got BOTH!  Oh goody (not).  And a tooth grinding, too.  Luckily, I really like my dentist, and he's a no-pain type of guy.  Sooo, I have lived the last couple of days on Vicodin and Ice Cream.  (Can you hear me say "I'm Flying"?)  Now that I'm coming out of my pain-free fog, I've been working very hard at getting some zip files together, and previews, and such.  It has taken me loads more time than I thought it would.  My computer/art program can't handle the 12x12 pages, so I may have to stay away from the papers until I can upgrade my computer and software (I'm told MAYBE after we move).
Meanwhile, I just remembered to print out a "scrap page" of sorts for my airsoft warrior friends.  We have several acres of wooded land and a big field down behind our house.  So I let a large pile of teenage boys (2 of them belong to my best pal, Carl) camp out in our yard overnight, so they could play with their Airsoft Guns.  They started out in two teams looking pretty serious ... these pics I took off my back deck of one team (they didn't come out so good from that far up).  By later that night though, they were playing "Zombies".   I had such a blast just watching them!  I wanted the guys to have something to remember it by, besides all their tick bites, so I made this up for each of them:
Airsoft Warriors

I tryed to keep it "manly";  think they'll like it?

I have piles of files to put online, and I have a gift package template for Father's Day coming up.  So come back soon!

Friday, May 18, 2012

OK, I promised you some Motorcycle Themed Scrapbooking Elements ( high res, good for all sorts of crafts), so here they are.  They are my first attempts, so not so great, but maybe you can use them.  Then you can add more as I put out my color themed kits, which will have some motorcycle oriented items in each kit.  Soon you will be making lovely photo pages of your favorite motorcycle enthusiast, or creating a card (congrats, you FINALLY got that bike!), or decorating something.  And then maybe you will SHARE! I love playing with elements, and would love to see what other people come up with.

These are the elements included in the kit.  Down load the zip file below.

I signed up with 4shared, and it was easy (I hate signing up for things, but this was painless), but I know how it is.  You might just not FEEL LIKE joining  YET ANOTHER site.  So, I'm also going to place my files on Box (I don't think they make you sign up, let me know if I"m wrong).  That way you all have a choice (it's nice to have choices), and if I mess up the uploads, there's at least a 50% chance one will be downloadble! :)

Download at 4Shared HERE

Download at Box HERE

I think I'll put up some etched marble background pages I made, they might go nice with these.  But it might not be until the middle of the week, depending on how the weekend goes.  I have a "chest flattening" exam first thing Monday, and dental sugery early Tuesday, so I'm not looking forward to next week at this moment!

Have lots of fun with these!  - Kat
Good morning to you all, it's a beautiful Friday here in Missouri.  I really need to get off this computer and go OUTSIDE.  (Not likely. I also need to get off this computer and vaccum, dust, pack, etc.)

I just got my weekly DOVER SAMPLER delivered to my emailbox.  I love getting free stuff, and they have samples of their clip art books/dvds, coloring books, and much more.  AND right now that are having a CRAFT CONTEST!!
Go to their site to find out details, and to sign up to get free stuff if you're into it: Dover Publications.

ALSO:  if you are into MOTORCYCLES, or have friends/relatives that are, you may want to come back later for motorcycle oriented scrapbook elements.  I'll be including some motorcycle elements in most of my themed group kits, too (I'm working on them now, and will start posting them in deliverable chunks soon.)  They will be great for photo/digital scrapbooking of biker events, fun rides, etc., and making cards, decorating papercrafts, whatever.
If you CAN'T WAIT ... you can find a group of "unthemed" biker digital scraps at: Steel Thunder Custom Cycles Motorcycle Crafts Freebie Page.  And, as always, I'd love to see what you make.  Just post a link in comments! 

Enjoy your day, and CREATE!  -KatD

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Freebie Fabric Flower Scrap Embellishments

Well, I've faced a few more learning curves, and hopefully this will work!  Here is my very first zip file to share.  It's some fabric flowers in various fun colors.  I hope you can find creative uses for them.  Please share if you do!  And if they don't work well for some reason, I want to know that as well.  I'm new and still learning :)!

They are high resolution, so these embellishment should be good for printable scrap projects, cards, ect.  They could be used online, as well.

You can download the zip off 4-Shared here:  They may want you to start an account, but it's quick, easy and free.

And then you'll be able to download the massive matched kits I'm going to have here very soon.

Go forth and CREATE.  Most of all, have FUN!- Kat

My Pinterest Boards

Good day to you! Just remembered, I've got some cool PINS on Pinterest you can check out:

I've got a pile of freebies set up, and created my first zip file (I was intimidated, I don't know why, because it was so EASY!!) and after I do some real work to pay for my kibbles, I'll start posting them.  Come back soon!

And have a HAPPY HUMP DAY!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Another Freebie download from me.  Because I'm THE MOTHER, That's Why! My Mom's favorite saying as my brother and I were growing up.  She still uses it, too.  It's a small scrap element, if printed out full size it's about 1-1/2".  Created it the other night about 2 a.m., and I know it's not much, but maybe you can use it for something.  (It's been good practice for learning how to link pictures too!)  Have fun... Kat
A FREEBIE to you, from me!

I'm not sure when I put this online, I just found it in my web album.  I must have meant to share it, but never got it on the blog.  I created it a couple years ago, before my eyes started falling apart.  Since it's my first upload, I hope I can figure out how to do this correctly (I'm on my 3rd try).  Maybe you can use this free printable box to gift your favorite cat lover (maybe MOM?).  Have fun! - Kat

P.S. - I should have a small Mother's Day scrap element for you later today.