Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I'm aggravated. Thus, a freebie:

My husband insists on watching the news in the morning "to stay in touch".  I just get aggravated.  Mostly, I'm tired of the news media trying to shove their own agenda down my throat, like I'm some moron who can't think for herself.  "The NEWS", whether it be from TV, newspapers, the Internet, the radio, or whatever,  used to be a place you went to because you were seeking unbiased reporting of events.  I'm not sure if "unbiased" was ever true, but it once, (so long ago,) seemed less biased than it is now.  Now there are blatant half-truths, spins, twists and even outright lies.  I was never a big fan of Mr. Trump, but let me use him for an example. At no time did he ever claim that ALL immigrants, or even all Mexican immigrants were criminals.  He stated (and you can check the speech, ... please, please do) that the ILLEGAL immigrants that Mexico was SENDING HERE were mostly criminals (which is true, again you can check the facts on your own).  Yet the very people who saw and recorded the speech took out a tiny part and played it over and over, twisting the meaning of the words.  And people keep repeating this as if it is true!  I'm so fed up with the news... people I used to respect, such as Matt Lauer, repeating this tripe and ignoring real news (like, what is up with ISIS contacting our children on social media?) to report on what nail polish color goes best with which shoes.  WOW!  (Matt, aren't you tired of this?) 
Are you aggravated too?  Good, that means you are paying attention!  If so, you might like this bit of word art.  It is free to download (all my stuff is), and you can download the PNG HERE and the JPEG HERE.  Thanks for putting up with my rant, not normal for me, but it is my attempt at getting my blood pressure back to normal.  I am grateful for your visit, come again soon.  
And ENJOY!  Kat D.
P.S. >>I love your comments, but if you are going to leave one for this particular post, please make it positive.  I've spewed enough vitrol for all of us. Unless, of course, you are Matt Lauer, you can say whatever you want, I deserve it.  LOL.  Thanks!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Free wordart you can use on a greeting card...

or any other way you can think of!  If you have someone this special in your life, let them know.

I've got the simple word version free for you to download HERE. It's in PNG format.  I was having problems with my art program saving into PNG without loosing quality.  Hopefully this came out correctly... let me know!  

I also have a version of this word art with a picture, if you are looking for a color printable.  Sorry, I didn't save it correctly before I fixed the above said problem, so all I have is the JPG verson of this.  You can download it HERE.  I printed this one out for my hubby, and dotted clear glitter glue on the colored stars, which made it better, because everything is better with a little glitter, isn't it?!?

Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to leave a comment.  They really make my day!

Enjoy, share, be creative.  Thanks for visiting!  Kat

Sunday, July 19, 2015

A new freebie for you Motorcycle Enthusiasts out there...

I posted this printable download on our motorcycle craft webpage a day or so ago, then totally forgot about it.  I never had much of a memory, and getting older hasn't helped it any!  

Just a bit of fun.  Might be nice to frame and hang in the hubby's garage or man cave. You can download this image HERE on Box.

And if you haven't been over to see our motorcycle webpage, we have all kinds of fun stuff, like a crafts page, free ecards, lots of motorcycle photos and information, besides tons and tons of parts.  Hope you'll visit!

Enjoy!  Kat D.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Free Gift Card Slider Box Template 

I just love boxes, and spend way too much time trying to make new ones.  Some actually work out!  This one I like. I made this nifty little slider box to fit a Gift Card.  It's quick and easy to make, only one edge to glue (I suggest rubber cement or a glue strip, so it doesn't pucker).  I bet you can come up with some nice ways to customize it.  I've been wanting to get this online for awhile, but had hoped to get some better pictures.  I just decided the heck with it, since someone has my camera at the moment.  This is the template:  
You can download this template HERE ON BOX.  This is what it looks like assembled:

What is cool about it is that the parts both fit into the 4.25 x 5.75" (or larger) embossing folders.  As you can see the tab that gets glued sticks out, but that is ok.  Just make sure you get the end you want texturized inside the folder.

For the slider part, fold the flaps over a bit, and they will fit:

I wanted a masculine gift card box, so was working on this "toolbox".
I didn't like the way it looked with "drawers", so I ended up leaving it pretty plain.

NOTE:  If you are new to making paper crafts, be sure to score the fold lines before folding, it really makes a difference.  
Also, I lighted up the fold lines a bit after these pictures were taken.  

I wanted, and started to, make up a much prettier gift card slider box to show you, but since I don't have a camera at the moment, well... maybe later.  How about you show me yours!  Just leave a link in the comments section to your blog, box account or photo page.

Hope you enjoy this.  Thanks for visiting.  Let me know how you like it! - Kat D.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Cat Wordart & Picture Freebie

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer.  The season is so short here, we get outside every chance we get.  If the weather permits, we bbq or picnic outdoors for dinner.  I love it!  I've been awfully sporatic with my blog posts, and I hope you will forgive me, but I'd rather be outside than in front of my computer.  Even if I'm weeding the garden or mowing the lawn.  However, I've missed you all, and decided to take some time out this glorious morning to post something.  I just looked into the folder where I stashed some stuff and found this kitty Paula Poundstone quote.  Hope you like it!

You can snag the PNG version of this at BOX here.  And the JPG version here.
Don't you just love the ease of using Box?  I wish more bloggers would use it.  I dislike having to jump through hoops to download something, even if it is a freebie ... but I'm just lazy I guess!

Leave a note, keep it touch!  And share your work if you will.  Thanks, and enjoy!  Kat