Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thursday's freebies

Templates:
Shandy has a template on her blog.
Di has a card template on her blog.
Fryske has a template on her blog.
Pamela has a template on her blog.
Miss Kim has a template on her blog.
Tracy B has a template on her blog.
Lisa has a Garden With Love DIP template and 76(!) 8x8 DIP templates on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Curth has a School's Out alpha on her blog.
Mindy has a Grunge Dots mini-kit on her blog.
Kim B has a Shelly mini-kit on her blog.
Lvred has part 2 of Charlie's World on her blog.
Misty has a City Lights mini-kit on her blog.
Traci has an Essentials of Summer sampler on her blog.

Kris has a Retro paper pack on her blog.
Tracy B has a Summer Brights kit here.
Gwenevere has a Summer Brights kit here.
Heather has Black Polaroid Frames on her blog.
Julieo has part 2 of Butterfly Garden on her blog.
Kim has a Midnight mini-kit here.
Tracey has a Bent Photo With Starry Border on her blog.
Doris has a Spring Zing sampler on her blog.

Weeds & Wildflowers:
Gina Marie has some pink and brown painted flowers and Dabbling In Doodles black&white doodles for free on the Weeds & Wildflowers blog.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wednesday's freebies

Templates:
Ronee has a template on her blog.
Janeal has a C template on her blog.
Ruby has a C template on her blog.
Tracey has a template on her blog.

Kits & Stuff:
Carla has a My Sweet Dream alpha on her blog.
Mindy has a Diesel and Dust mini-kit on her blog.
Curth has Man of the House circle brushes on her blog.
Denise has a Ice Cream add-on on her blog.
Jessica has a So Bright paper pack on her blog.
Kim B has a Bygone Memories mini-kit on her blog.
Lindsay Jane has Wordart 3 on her blog.
Lvred has a Charlie's World kit on her blog.

Misty has a Summer Capers sampler on her blog.
Heather has a Vintage Flower Frame on her blog.
Seebie has Stitch Set 1 on her blog.
Meredith has a Petites Fleur frame on her blog.
Mrs. Miles has Sparkle Tape on her blog.

Weeds & Wildflowers:
Patricia has a new colorful freebie on W&W's blog. It combines all 3 of her new kits: Morning Glory, Cosmos, and Sunflower available at scrapartist.com.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Template Tuesday and other freebies

Templates:
Rachel has a template on her blog.
Amy has a template on her blog.
Tracy has a template on her blog.
Janeal has a B template on her blog.
Rachel has a template on her blog.
Thomsen has a template on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Bren has a Cool Summer kit on her blog.
Michaele has a Creamsicle Mudslide mini-kit on her blog.
Manu has The Circle Of Life add-on on her blog.
IMadeThisToday has Basic Brown Shapes on her blog.
Janosch has a For You mini-kit on her blog.
Lindsay Jane has Stars 'n' Stripes elements on her blog.
Heather has a Grungy Bent Photo Frame on her blog.
Karola has a Rita mini-kit on her blog.
Julieo has part 1 of her Butterfly Garden kit on her blog.

Weeds&Wildflowers:
Gina has a fabulous new freebie for you: Celebrating Color Fabulously Free. It includes one paper in each color of this fab 10 kit collection. You can now buy it in 2 sets of 5 kits each and save 40%. Get the kits individually here, as a set here, and the freebie is on the W&W blog.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Monday's freebies

Due to the holidays there isn't much out there quantity wise today. However these designers decided to work through the holidays and provide us with some freebies, so be sure to leave them some love:
Amy W has a Memorial Day Tribute To The Troops kit on her blog.
Kalanice has part 2 of her ChocoMint & Lilac on her blog.
Kim B has an Enchanted overlay on her blog.
Miss Vivi has part 1 of a new kit called Noces à Maurice on her blog.
Lindsay Jane has a Stars 'n' Stripes paper set on her blog.
Tahera has a Bow Mania sampler on her blog.

That leaves me with plenty of time to think about which pages I'm gonna make with these 2 new kits by Weeds & Wildflowers:
They are Bodaciously Brown from the Celebrating Color Collection by Gina Marie Huff and Cosmos by Patricia Christensen both from Weeds & Wildflowers Design available at ScrapArtist.com

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sunday freebies

Templates:
Andrea has a template on her blog.
Dumpty has a template on her blog.
Pamela has A Whimsical Day template on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Jill has a butterfly brush sample on her blog.
Bob has Vintage Portrait Cards on her blog.
Carrie has Simply Expressed stickers on her blog.
Karla has a Denim and Diamonds sampler on her blog.
Mira has felt borders on her blog.
Nina has a Frame It freebie on her blog.

Pett & Annie have some beaded flowers on their blog.
Tracy B has a Sock Drawer freebie on her blog.
Manu has metal flowers on her blog.
Maggie has a mini-kit on her blog.
Debbie has a Sassy kit on her blog.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Sunny Saturday freebies and finally some rain

It only rained like ten drops last night, so it was another hot and sticky Saturday here. I was out with Damien all morning, doing the shopping for the long holiday weekend: some chicken at the butchery, cheese and veggies and some perfect strawberries at the farmer's market, then off to the fruit store.
Damien and I do this every Saturday (if I'm off work) and both enjoy it very much. He gets something to test eat basically at every stop. The shop owners all adore him, 'cause he is such an enthusiastic eater. Once on the way to the cheese stand at the farmer's market, Damien started yelling: "Look mommy, cheese, ...best cheese" He repeated this at the top of his lungs till we finally got there, where he repeated it in a normal tone of voice this time addressing the guy behind the stand while nodding encouragingly to emphasize his statement. Half of the people at the farmer's market were smiling at him. With that kind of advertisement, naturally he gets a huge piece of carrot cheese extra to try on the spot. Damien then goes on to bite off a huge piece, goes "Mmmhhhhhhh" and closes his eyes while eating, swallows and says "gut(good in German), really, really gut. You get the picture.
Then on to H&M to buy cute set for a co-worker, who just had a baby boy. It's a tank top with a pirate face in light blue, white, and khaki, matching khaki clamdiggers, and socks and bandana with white little skulls on light blue - too cute. Damien then went on to pick out a t-shirt for himself and he found matching clamdiggers to match too. They weren't even hanging next to each other. I was so surprised, I bought it. He really doesn't need it, but I actually love it and still can't believe he did that. He has never showed interest in clothes shopping till today. When I tell this to my mom she will be tickled.
Then we went home, cooked, ate, had a nap (better I did, while he rolled out toilet paper in the living room, which he then put in a shoe-box and put on the toilet seat, oh well, it could have been worse), on to a girl-friend's house to do some handiwork (connected her Ikea-, what else ;-), closets, and hung up a shelf on the wall). Met at her flat with Christian (he had to hold up the shelf, while we put the screws in), and then the 3 of us did some supermarket grocery shopping, met & chatted with a close friend in town, after that off home and cooked.
And then it finally rained. The air is nice and cool now. And I'm not sticking to my chair anymore while searching freebies - yippie :-)) Here's is what I found:

Templates:
Chris is finally offering her sketches as templates. And the sketches are awesome and very inspiring, be sure to take a look around. Now her first template is waiting for you on her blog.
Tasha has her first template on her blog, too.
Lisa has a template with butterflies on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
IMadeThisToday has a Lauren paper pack on her blog.
Janine has plush frames on her blog.
Rachel has gem stones on her blog.
Janosch has an Arne sampler on her blog.
Lucie has a fantastic cluster frame on her blog.

Lvred has Amber Waves of Grain elements on her blog.
Misty has a Jewel Tone Solids paper pack on her blog.
Re has a journal strips template on her blog.
Anna has a Starz and Stripez paper pack on her blog.
Heather has Grungy Circle Cluster Frames on her blog.
Julieo has an Infatuation flower on her blog.
Doreen has a Summer Brights kit here.
Maryse has part 4 of her Forever Yours kit on her blog.

Friday, May 25, 2007

TGI Friday freebies and

give me an air-condition, please! Pretty, pretty please... We've had a little heat wave this week in Germany, which is fine with me, I love sunny weather. Now we are expecting a weekend of rain, ...what else could it be when it 's an extended holiday weekend and I'm off work...grrrrrr. But right now it hasn't rained yet and it's so hot & humid I would give anything for a breeze. And we live in a 5th floor, or should I better say top floor, apartment in the city and air-conditioning in private buildings are unheard of in Germany. But I so want one now. It took us 2 hours to get Damien to sleep, no wonder it is a whooping 27°C or 81°F in his room right now (10:45pm).

Well enough of my whining, not like I'm gonna be really happy when it rains and we have to play mostly inside tomorrow. On to today's freebies.
Templates:
Pamela has a Good Night Sleepyhead template on her blog.
Tara has a fathersday card template here.
Lisa has a DIP template on her blog.
Azrood has a template on her blog.
Lisa has a template on her blog.

Kits & Stuff:
Kirsty has textures on her blog.
Bannerwoman has a Tee It Up kit here.
Amy W has a Lemon Squares add-on here.
Sharon has a Lil Sweetie mini-kit on her blog.
Chantal has negative strips on her blog.
Krista has a Pretty Parlor kit on her blog.

Kim B has a Off Age frame on her blog.
Sunflowers99 has pink and blue paper packs here.
Lindsay Jane has scalloped frame clusters on her blog.
Lvred has a Amber Waves of Grain paper pack on her blog.
Tracy B is giving us a Peek In Tracy's Sock Drawer mini-kit on her blog.

Ashley has a Morning Sunshine kit here.
Seebee has a Ink Swirl alpha here.
Stefanie has All That Glitters stars here.
Chris has a free mini-kit on her blog.
Rachel has a stamp alpha on her blog.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Thursday's freebies

Only one more day and the weekend is here - hurray. I can't wait. It has been very tiring this week at work to say the least. On top of that bugger-boy is having a "terrible two" week, with his favorite saying being "No Mommy, go away". For his 2nd favorite saying just substitute Mommy with Daddy. And he can say that over and over again... His all-time record so far is 30min without stopping. During this time I was pushing him in his stroller walking from day-care to our home. Unbelievable.

Templates:
Andrea has a template here.
Miss Kim has a template on her blog.
Traci has a template on her blog.
Di has a card template on her blog.
Rachel has a template on her blog.
Carla has a template on her blog.
Janeal has an A template on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Khristy has a May kit here.
Carrie has a Inflorescence kit here.
Jaana has an orange mini-kit on her blog.
Kari has a Bright, Bold & Beautiful set on her blog.
Kim B has Nancy's Blooms on her blog.
Lindsay Jane has Just Pink elements on her blog.

Misty has a June 2007 Desktop Calendar quick page on her blog.
Angela has a Soak Up The Sun add-on on her blog.
Paola has border templates on her blog.
Heather has a Polka Dot mini-kit on her blog.
Julieo part 3 of her Infatuation kit on her blog.
Sonja has a decorated frame on her blog.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Wild Wednesday's Freebies

Templates:
Doreen has a 2-page template here.
Ronee has a template on her blog.
Pamela has a template on her blog.
Robin has a template here.
Tracy B has a template on her blog.
Sindiego has a template on her blog.


Kits & stuff:
Leah is celebrating her birthday and has some Confetti Doodles on her blog.
Redju has torn paper templates on her blog.
Doris has a Sunlit Memories sampler on her blog.
Jennilyn has a Rustiron kit on her blog.
Kim B has an Old Envy kit on her blog.
Lindsay Jane has boy and girl word art on her blog.

Angela has a Feeling Blue mini-kit on her blog.
Pillowgirl has some Silver and Jewels Daisies on her blog.
Ana Mara has Dear Mother bookmarks on her blog.
Mrs. Miles has a Old Green Boat kit on her blog.
Kimberly has a More Than Enough font here.
Michelle has a Junior Sheriff kit here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Template Tuesday and other freebies

It's truly template Tuesday, I found more templates than kits & stuff.

Today's fabulous templates:
Tracy has a template on her blog.
Di has a template on her blog.
Jaana has a template on her blog.
Jennilyn has a template here.
Misty has a template on her blog.
Tracy B has a template on her blog.
Ruby has 2 templates (H and G) on her blog.
Lisa has a template on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Leah has a Preschool painted canvas paper pack on her blog.
Bob has flower borders on her blog.
Badcandy has a Bijou alpha on her blog.
Kara has scalloped templates on her blog.
Lindsay Jane has a Just Pink mini-kit on her blog.
Kris has a ribbon and notebook paper on her blog.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Monday's freebies

Hope you all had a great start into the new week. I went to work today after one week off and basically read up on my emails from last week, which took me all day. What a waste of time... Oh well, it can only get better, right?
Here are my freebie finds of the day:

Templates:
Rachel has a template on her blog.
Pamela has a template on her blog.
Tara has card templates on her blog. Oops I goofed, not a freebie after all. However she does have a free green alpha. Sorry.
Gini has a rectangle template on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Valeri has a Coffee & Cream paper pack here.
Shandy has doodle sticker frames on her blog.
Cori has a Be Kind mini-kit on her blog. Please take special care to leave Cori some love, she sure has had a bad day and could use some lifting up.
Kim has A Stitch in Time mini-kit on her blog.
Jessica has a Ellyse freebie on her blog.
Miss Vivi has her Kit Bayadere alpha on her blog.

Lindsay Jane has a Rich Swirls mini-kit on her blog.
Kris has plastic circle frames on her blog.
Pett has City Look swirls and matching papers on her blog.
Julieo has an Infatuation kit on her blog.
Jill has a charm template sampler on her blog.
Lunica has doodled frames on her blog.

Seebee has stitched circles on her blog.
Kimberly has a Sue Ellen Francis font here.
Miranda has a Comical Alpha on her blog.
Janosch has a cardboard frame on her blog.
Iara has a Nancy paper pack on her blog.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sunday's freebies

Templates:
Andrea has a template on her blog.
Helene has a folded corner template on her blog.
Jaana has a template on her blog.
Lisa has 8 DIP templates on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Amy has a Sunny Porch kit here.
Eva has a Fresh Fusion add-on here.
Brandi has a Color Me Happy alpha here.
Leah has Preschool folded paper on her blog.
Bob has Glitter Words on her blog.
Janine has Corner Swirl stickers on her blog.
Kalanice has part 1 of her SchokoMint & Lilac kit on her blog.
Lvred has Emma's Colors elements on her blog.
Misty has a grunge circle border with crop template on her blog.

An "About Me" layout for my W&W CT

Credits: Boldly Black, Obviously Orange, and Ravishingly Red kits from the Celebrating Color Collection by Gina Marie Huff from Weeds & Wildflowers Design available at ScrapArtist.com, font: Joyful Juliana, CatholicSchoolGirls, Arial.

W&W CT layout

Finally Damien is tall and strong enough to play on the digger at our neighborhood playground. He has been wanting to do this since last year. Credits: all kits from the Celebrating Color Collection by Gina Marie Huff from Weeds & Wildflowers Design available at ScrapArtist.com

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Big Sale and layout for W&W CT

*SALE*SALE*SALE*SALE*SALE*SALE*SALE*
Weeds & Wildflowers are having a big sale today and tomorrow. Everything is 20% off at their shop here. This is the time to buy some of their gorgeous kits, heck buy 'em all.
*SALE*SALE*SALE*SALE*SALE*SALE*SALE*

I scrapped a picture of my Mom as a little girl, don't you just love the big bow on her head...
Credits: folded corner template by Melinda Staley, Morning Glory kit by Patricia Christensen from Weeds & Wildflowers Design available at ScrapArtist.com, rope (recolored) from Creating Beauty by Gina Marie Huff (Weeds & Wildflowers) font: DSP Cybergram.

Saturday's freebies

It was a long day at the playground today, but Damien learned to do new things and most of all had a lot of fun. I'll see if I can finish a layout about it later. Here are the freebies:

Pamela has a template on her blog.
Angela has a template and the last 2 parts of her Piper's Garden kit on her blog.
Lindsay Jane has a Fresh mini-kit on her blog.
Lvred has 2 paper packs of Emma's Colors on her blog.

raci has a Jungle Floral sampler on her blog.
Ruby has part 1 of her Metamorphosis kit on her blog.
SammyD has a Summer Brights kits here.
Heather has a Florific mini-kit and grungy index cards on her blog.
Maryse has part 3 of her Forever Yours kit on her blog.

Leah has Preschool Crumpled Papers on her blog.
Windgefluester has glitter trims on her blog.
JD has flower doodles on her blog.
Sarah has Spring Daisies add-ons on her blog.
Rebecca has a Spring Zing sampler on her blog.
Jeannie has a Color Me Pretty alpha & numbers here.
Sarah has a Summerbreeze add-on on her blog.
Digiscrap.ch has a Stella template here.
Mercas has a Posie Princess paper pack on her blog.

Friday's freebies on Saturday

It's nap-time for my little booger-boy, so I will start posting yesterday's freebies. We'll see how far I get. Let's just hope he sleeps long...

Blabla has a template on her blog.
Shandy has Got Stitches? on her blog.
Corina has Burlap Buddies on her blog.
Amy W has a Boyz add-on on her blog.
Sweet Genevieve has a Raspberry Mocha freebie here.
Annetje has a Warll mini-kit on her blog.

Jennilyn has a rectangular template on her blog.
Michaele has the elements to her Mom mini-kit up on her blog.
Kristy Ann has Vintage Invoices on her blog.
Kirsty has a Squiffy Watermelon Slice papers on her blog.
Carrie has colored flower doodle stickers on her blog.
Jenny has a Toybox sampler on her blog.

Claire has Shabby Dots papers on her blog.
Kara has paper templates on her blog.
Cherie has some a Show Me The Bows set on her blog.
Kim has Rosebud Angel papers on her blog.
Lucie has Glitter Borders on her blog.
Lena has Date Stamps on her blog.

Oh-oh, he is awake. I'll post the rest tonight with today's freebies. To be continued...

Friday Freebies

I know it's freebie Friday and my Google Reader list is full of gorgeous goodies, but I have to get to bed now, so I will only post a few freebies today. Don't worry, I'll post the rest tomorrow.

Carla has a template on her blog.
Tracy B has a template on her blog.
Fryske has a template on her blog.
Sharon has a Sweet Pea mini-kit on her blog.
Krista has a May Flowers kit on her blog.
Misty has a poodle mini-kit on her blog.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Freebie list later today

We have a friend over tonight, so I will post later in the evening. In the meantime check out Amy W's and Selena's sites for freebies.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Thursday's freebies

Templates:
Jennilyn has a template on her blog.
Carla has a template on her blog.
Jessica has a template here.
Andrea has a template here.
Miss Kim has a template on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Tracy has journals on her blog.
Leah has Preschool Soapsuds Doodles on her blog.
Kylie has a Squished alpha on her blog.
Denise has A Creative Mess add-on on her blog.
Bob has Tied Up In Knots ribbons on her blog.
Miss Vivi has part 3 of Kit Bayadere on her blog.
Ana has a Marker of Dates on her blog.
Lindsay Jane has a Celebrate kit on her new blog.

You wanna know what I did today, besides cleaning, cooking, playing with Damien and his best-friend and play-date Leo, and chatting with Leo's parents? Well I finally unzipped all those downloaded goodies that were just sitting on my hard drive. Now I have 20 GB of stuff to scrap!!! And how did I unzip all those files so fast? Magic, super-powers? No, UnzipThemAll did it. I read about this neat little tool in the Scrapbook-Elements newsletter and tried it out. And it's fab-u-lous. Fast, easy to use (you just point it to the folder where your zipped files are and hit start), and it can also unzip .rar files. Get it here (it's donationware, so it's free, however you can donate)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wonderful Wednesday's Freebies

Templates:
Rachel has a Daisy template on her blog.
Pamela has a Sunshine template on her blog. She has matching papers too.
Dunia has a template on her blog.
Diana has a 6x4 Love template on her blog.
Lisa has four DIP templates on her blog.

Kits and stuff:
Melinda has a page corner template in the RAKfile newsletter here.
Rachel has a Momma-mia kit in the RAKfile newsletter here.
Lindsay Jane has a Beached mini-kit on her blog.
Doreen has a Basic Buttons set here.
Leah has a soapsuds Preschool alpha on her blog.
Michaele has a Mom mini-kit on her blog.

Amy W has a Amy's Birthday Bash add-on on her blog.
Christine has Grungy Athlete elements on her blog.
Rachel has a Spring Zing sampler on her blog.
Kim has Fancy Pants ribbons and buckles on her blog.
Misty has an About A Boy 3-5 Years sampler on her blog.
Angela has a Piper's Garden kit on her blog.
Nikk has Metallica Shining Stars on her blog.
Heather has a Pastel Grunge mini-kit on her blog.
Mrs. Miles has Sparkle Swirl elements and a template to my your own swirls on her blog.

Ribbon Wrap Tutorial

Josie asked how I put the ribbons on the frame of the Family Ties layout below. So I went to check my favorite tutorial-site, Misty Cato's blog, but she doesn't have a tutorial on how to do that yet. So I'll try to do one myself, after all I was a tech rep at a helpdesk hotline once, so I should be able to explain things, right? muhhaha.
This tutorial is done in PSE4, should be similar in PS or PSCS, not sure about PSP though.
Here goes:
Start by opening the elements you want to use (I used W&W's Celebrating Color frame and ribbons and Creating Beauty rope all by Gina Marie Huff) and then drag and drop them on top of each other, so it looks like this:
Then click on the frame layer in the layer palette (on the right) while holding the ctrl-key, so the frame has the marching ants around it. Proceed by going to Select (in the menu-bar on top), Modify, Expand. Enter 1 to 5 px, depending on how large the object is (I used 4 in this example). This is to give the ribbon a more loosely wrapped around look.
After that click on the select tool in the tool-palette on the left and then right-click anywhere on your canvas. In the pop-up menu choose Select Inverse.
Now go to your layers palette (on the right) and mark all ribbon layers (by holding down your shift key) and right-click on one of them. In the pop-up menu select Merge Layers. You should then only have 3 layers: the canvas, the frame, and the ribbons.
Stay on your ribbons layer and with your eraser tool (in the tool palette on the left) erase the ribbon ends. I used a hard round brush, 500px.
Deselect the selection and stay on the ribbons layer. Now choose your burn tool at the bottom of the tool palette on the left (it looks like a hand holding nothing). Pick a soft round 100px brush (or whatever size works best for you) and run along the edges of the ribbon. These will darken.
Now add a little shadow, by going to your styles and effects palette (on the right) and then under the layer menu choose a low shadow and add it. I will be way to high, so go to Layer in the menu-bar (on the top), then to Layer Style and Style Settings. In the pop-up menu set the Shadow Distance to 1px and hit OK.
Finished. To add a little extra, I cut out the end pieces of the rope I used and added them in a layer under the ribbon layer and also gave it a slight shadow.
Voila, you did it.
For another example of this technique, look at the rope wrapped around the leg of the star in my header.
I hope that answers your question, Josie.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Template Tuesday and other freebies

Templates:
Tracy has a template on her blog.
Ronee has a template on her blog.
Heather has a template on her blog.
Pamela has a My Special Man template on her blog.
Tracy B has a template on her blog.
Ruby has a Letter M template on her blog.
Gerti has a template on her blog.
Cathy has a door hanger template here.
Di has ATC templates on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Lindsay Jane has a I See More Stars kit on her blog.
Jennifer has a music kit on her blog.
Theres has a Springtime kit on her blog.
Kari has Daisy Swirl papers on her blog.
Nikki has Metallica flowers on her blog.
Debby has a Loren kit on her blog.

Laura has a Renewal paper pack on her blog.
Nancy has a frame on her blog.
Badcandy has new mini-kits here.
Kirsty has 2 mini-kits and a scallop template on her blog.
Kim has a Juicy Fruit sampler here.
Miss HuniBuni has Sparkle Flowers on her blog.
Ellen has How About The Weather doodles on her blog.
2-gardener have a Rock Like A Punk Billy sampler here.

Meet my Family

Here's my family, all 4 generations (top to bottom, left to right): my Auntie, my Uncle, my Mom aka the Goddess of Shopping, my Dad, my Grandma, my Cousin holding Damien, me, and Christian. We took this picture on Mother's Day. Actually what you see here is not one photo, but 3 merged into one, so everybody looks their best. We truly are like fudge - sweet and a bit nutty.

Credits: Perfectly Pink and Wonderfully White kits from the Celebrating Color Collection by Gina Marie Huff from Weeds & Wildflowers Design available at ScrapArtist.com, font: Joyful Juliana.

W & W Celebrating Color layout

Credits: Boldly Black, Yummalicious Yellow, Obviously Orange and Ravishingly Red kits from the Celebrating Color Collection by Gina Marie Huff from Weeds & Wildflowers Design available at ScrapArtist.com, font: Joyful Juliana, quote by Hans Christian Andersen.

W & W layout

Credits: Brilliant Blue and Wonderfully White kits from the Celebrating Color Collection by Gina Marie Huff from Weeds & Wildflowers Design available at ScrapArtist.com, cardboard flip and tear-off by Linda Gill Billdal, AtomicCupcake's sparkle action, font: Joyful Juliana.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Extra, extra...

This sure can't wait for tomorrow's list. Look, did you all see this:Isn't it adorable? It has the perfect colors for photos of my little boy and there are stars everywhere - I really am a sucker for stars. And guess who it's dedicated to....me! Lindsay Jane is such a sweet lady.
You can get this fabulous kit on her blog. Don't forget to leave Lindsay some love on 4shared.
Thanks Lindsay, you made my day.

Marvelous Monday's freebies

Today is a magnificent Monday and the beginning of a wonderful week. Why? Because I'm off work this week and have plenty of time to scrap - hurray

Here are the freebies I liked today:
Templates:
Jaana has 3 templates on her blog.
Pamela has a Dinner Time template on her blog.
Jennifer has a template on her blog.

Kits and stuff:
Leah has a silver glitter Preschool alpha on her blog.
Ronee has a Harper's Rainbow kit here.
Doris has a Superstar kit on her blog.
Carrie has a tulip doodle sticker on her blog.
Pascaline has a fish doodle on her blog.
Karola has a Mollie mini-kit on her blog.
Annie and Pett have a Flower Dream paper pack and butterflies on their blog.
Mollie has a MOD kit alpha on her blog.

new LO

Here is my entry for ScrapArtists' international chat scrap challenge:
Credits: In Vogue kit by artists at scrapartist.com, fonts: DSP Curly Q Solid with and without AtomicCupcake's pristine action, Scriptina with AtomicCupcake's pewter action.
On the left is my Mom and on the right is my aunt.

Btw, some were asking about the Joyful Juliana font, I got it from dafont.com

W&W Celebrating Color layout

Credits: Groovy Green, Brilliant Blue, and Purely Purple kits from the Celebrating Color Collection by Gina Marie Huff from Weeds & Wildflowers Design available at ScrapArtist.com, font: Joyful Juliana.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Weeds & Wildflowers News

Have you heard the news?
Read more about it here and here.

Have a look at these fabulous Celebrating Color kits:
You can purchase them here.

Here is my first layout using the Groovy Green kit:
Credits: Groovy Green kit from the Celebrating Color Collection by Gina Marie Huff from Weeds & Wildflowers Design available at ScrapArtist.com, font: Joyful Juliana.

Mother's Day Freebies

Templates:Andrea has a template on her blog.
Fryske has a template on her blog.
Janeal has a template on her blog.
Heather has a template on her blog.
Heather (Scrappy Pony) has a template on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Rebecca has Lovely Little Flowers here.
Tara has chipboard buttons & accents on her blog.
Wendy has super-sized swirls and glitter & paint on her blog.
Graziela has a Sweet Pink kit on her blog.
Krista has a Japanese Tea Garden kit on her blog.
Misty has a School Pride kit on her blog.
Traci has a Ivy League kit on her blog.
Maryse has a Forever Yours mini-kit on her blog.

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day.
I'm off to see my Mom, Grandma, and Aunt & Cousin, and pick up my little sweet-pea.
See ya later.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Super Saturday's Freebies

We're back. Steak was good, Spiderman 3 could have been one hour shorter (it was a little boring and flat at times).

Here are today's goodies...
Templates:
Sarah has a template here.
Janna has a template here.
Katie has a template here.

Kits & stuff:
Angela has a Happy To Be Me kit on her blog.
Leah has a Preschool Glitter Alpha on her blog.
Amy W has a Boyz kit on her blog.
Mandy has Hawian Flower Bag papers and Summer Style Felty Extras on her blog.
Scrapkut has an Adorable Mommy kit on her blog.
Amy C has a Heartsong Freebie on her blog.
Tracy has Cute Message Frames on her blog.

Kris has a Glitter Alpha on her blog.
Anna has a Sugar, Sugar kit on her blog.
Alice has Glitzy Flowers here.
Mira has a Birthday Girl kit on her blog.
Ilona has Curled Edges on her blog.
Miriam has a Spunkdidilyumptious kit on her blog.
Nikki has a Metallica alpha on her blog.

Off to the movies

Hiya gals,
I'm off to the movies (Spidy 3) with my sweet-heart and then we're going to grab a bit to eat. The little one is with my parents till tomorrow. Thanks Mom. So postings will be later today.
See ya then.
Cheers, Angie

Friday, May 11, 2007

TGI Friday freebies

Sorry I'm so late today ladies. Norbert was acting up and I had to do a complete virus and trojan scan (which takes forever), and delete & reinstall some apps to get him working again. I hate it when something like that happens. On the good side, he's up and running like a charm at the moment, hope it stays that way.

Templates:
Jessie has a template on her blog.
Brynn Marie has a template on her blog.
Pamela has a butterfly template on her blog.
Hilma has a 12x12 template and two 6x4 templates on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Scrapartist.com has turned 2 and is celebrating by giving you this huge In Vogue combo kit for free here.

Elizabeth has a Peachy Keen Alpha here.
Lindsay Jane has A Special Day kit on her blog.
Mary has a Little Moments kit on her blog.
Eva has An Inspiring Woman bonus add-on here.
Jan has a Comic Junkie kit here and here.


Sue has My Paintbrush overlays here.
Shandy has a Fanciful add-on on her blog.
Tracy has Springtime papers on her blog.
Leah has a Funky Dot With Sugar On Top Preschool Alpha on her blog.
Janosch has Happy Summer cardboard frames on her blog.
Kim has part 2 of her Flights of Fancy kit on her blog.

Misty has a Beautiful You mini-kit on her blog.
Heather has Doodle Wing Stickers on her blog.
Lucie has overlays on her blog.
Kimberly has a handwriting font here.
Audrey has patterned papers on her blog.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Template Thursday and other freebies

Templates:
Rachel has a template on her blog.
Hilma has a template on her blog.
Fryske has a template on her blog.
Heather has a template on her blog.
Andrea has a template here.
Janeal has a template on her blog.
MissKim has a template on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Leah has a Preschool Funky Dot alpha on her blog.
Amy W has cute flowered ricrac on her blog.
Christine has a Grungy Athlete paper pack on her blog.
Manu has a Good Old Days add-on on her blog.
Krista has A Mother's Joy kit on her blog.

Mollie has MOD buckles & ribbons on her blog.
Kara has paper patterns on her blog.
Tracy B has scalloped doodle borders on her blog.
Lindsay Jane has The Outback 2 kit on her blog.
Kimberly has Shine word art here.
Fernlili has a Mama kit on her blog.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Wonderful Wednesday's Freebies

Templates:
Jessie has a template on her blog.
Hilma has two 6x4 templates and a 12x12 (not previewed here) template on her blog.
Janeal has a template on her blog.
Andrea has a template on her blog.
Rachel has a template on her blog.
Lisa has DIP templates on her blog.

Kits & Stuff:
Leah has Preschool Paint Smudges and Splats on her blog.
Christina has super cool Urban Stems on her blog.
Cleo has a Red Frayed Alpha on her blog.
Retrodiva has a Bohemian Love Affair bonus here.
Kim has a Fights Of Fancy #1 kit on her blog.
Misty has Metal Trims on her blog.
Kris has an American Beauty mini-pack on her blog.
Lindsay Jane has The Outback kit on her blog.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Template Tuesday and other freebies

Templates:
Ruby has a template on her blog.
Hilma has a template on her blog.
Ronee has a template on her blog.
Angela has two templates on her blog.
Tracy has a template on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Tracy has a purple Candy Bit alpha on her blog.
Amanda has Free-4-All Flowers on her blog.
Laura has a blog sampler of her newest kits on her blog.
Kris has a Grungy Daisy add-on pack on her blog.
Traci has an adorned frame on her blog.
Rachel has Crazy Crochet, The Silky Flowers here.
Susan has an All Wet alpha on her blog.
Denise has a Be Free add-on pack on her blog.

Monday, May 07, 2007

W&W CT layout

Credits: all papers and elements from Weeds & Wildflowers' Roughing It kit by Patricia Christensen except white cluster frames by Sonja aka Welli Designs (see Saturday's freebies), title alpha from HandStampedBrushes by Michelle Coleman, font: Zombie.

Monday Madness Freebies

Templates:
It's Hilma's birthday and she has 3 templates on her blog.
Lisa has 3 DIP templates on her blog.
Di has 5 ATC templates on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Kara has a Lil' Buggy kit and bent frames on her blog.
Kirsty has a Hibiscus High Homework mini-kit on her blog.
Tracy has a green Candy Bit alpha on her blog.
Miss Vivi has part 2 of kit Bayadere on her blog.
Misty has a funky frame on her blog.
Tracy B has a Funky Town add-on on her blog.
Sonia has a shadowbox on her blog.

Charity:
Scraps for Charity have new kits benefiting the Humane Society here.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Sunday's freebies

Blogger is finally up again, I was starting to think I wouldn't be able to post today, but blogger came through just in the nick of time.

Templates:
Christy has a template on her blog.
Chantal has a template on her blog.
Denise has a template on her blog.
Di has a template on her blog.
digiscrap.ch has a template here.

Kits & stuff:
Tracy has a pink Candy Bit alpha on her blog.
Christy has a mother's day word art on her blog.
Manu has a Through The Years add-on on her blog.
Rachel has a notebook paper sample on her blog.
Heather has crazy stitches on her blog.
Mollie has MOD papers on her blog.

Graziela has a mother's day sampler on her blog.
Rachel has Crazy Crochet Posies here.
Sylvia has a Smarties alpha here.
Leah has a painted (crayon too) Preschool alpha on her blog.
FernLili has a Summer Crush kit on her blog.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

It's National Scrapbook Day!

Hip, hip, hurray, it's National Scrapbooking Day!

Templates:
Andrea has a template on her blog.
Darcy has a template here.
Sylvia has a template on her blog.
Teresa has a Smarties template here.
Janeal has a heart template on her blog.


Kits & stuff:
Alice has Distressed Solids here.
Lindsay Jane has Grungy Pastels on her blog.
Tracy has a yellow Candy Bit alpha on her blog.
Christine has Grungy Athlete iron-on patches on her blog.
Christina has cool Urban Buds on her blog.
Amy C. has a NSD mini-kit on her blog.

Carrie has a Bumpy alpha on her blog.
Sara has a Gerbera swirl here.
Debbie has a Sweet Bouquet kit here.
Michelle has a Painted Heart freebie on her blog.
Misty has a Beauty Within sampler on her blog.
Kris has a Carambola kit on her blog.

Collab kit Old Spirit here.
Anna has a Treatz kit on her blog.
Jessica has a Beautiful You kit here.
Heather has To Do lists on her blog.
Maryse has a Forever Yours mini-kit on her blog.
Crazy Universe has a Swirly Whirl mini here.

Sonja has white cluster frames on her blog.
Karen has Phenomenal Papers here.
Darcy has a handwriting font on her blog.
Grace has two folded corner templates on her blog.
Sarah has a Happy Day add-on on her blog.
Cherie has a mini-kit on her blog.

Jannylynn has a He's A Star kit on her blog.
Emmy has a My Three Sons: Chip mini-kit on her blog.
Sophia has a luggage tag on her blog.
Krista has a NSD kit on her blog.
Ria has a folded page on her blog.
Amanda has a Quincy Garden Club kit here. (Daily download from May 5-19)

Friday, May 04, 2007

Funky Friday Freebies

Templates:
Pamela has a ladybug template (and matching kit) on her blog.
Amy W has a Class of 2007 graduation template on her blog.
Tracy B has a template on her blog.
Angela has a template on her blog.
Blabla has a template on her blog.
Hilma has two 6x4 templates as well as a 12x12 flower template (not pictured) on her blog.


Kits & stuff:
Miss Mint has a gorgeous Lilac Garden kit here.
Sharon has a Taking Notes mini-kit on her blog.
Sylvia has Fancy Flutters here.
Debra has a Fly Away paper pack here.
Mira has a beautiful In The Meadow kit on her blog.
Kirsty has Bling -A- Ling swirls on her blog.

Kathi has a Jacob add-on and a Nostalgia overlay on her blog.
Tracy has a blue Candy Bit alpha on her blog.
BadCandy has flowers here.
Jenna has a Lucky Mom sampler on her blog.
Lucie has painted glitter butterflies on her blog.

Traci has a Season Of Abundance mini-kit on her blog.
Jess has a flower freebie on her blog.
Heather has a Royalty paper pack on her blog.
Kasia has a Playground kit on her blog.
Kim has a Summer Brights kit here.
Chris has a sweet mini-kit on her blog.
Kylie has a Tiger font on her blog.
Pillowgirl has iron embellishments on her blog.
Audrey has a Round n' Round mini-kit on her blog.

Charity:
ElementalScraps has a 800MB Breath Of Spring charity kit made by 37 designers. 100% of the proceeds will go to a little girl named Emma Jo who needs respiratory therapy. (Once the amount for the respiratory therapy has been raised the remainder of sales will be distributed to another charitable organization.) Get the kit here.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Thursday's freebies

Thanks for all your advice on Shutterfly. You have helped me a lot, I am definitely going to get one now.

There weren't too many freebies today, but everybody is probably saving them up for Saturday (National Scrapbooking Day). Here is what I liked today:
Shandy has a template on her blog.
Kimberly has a template on her blog.
Janeal has a template on her blog.
Karla has Teacher Treat Bag Topper templates on her blog.
Wendy has fantastic Pixie and Rainbow Pixie stitches on her blog.
Kris has a Lady Of The Nigh mini-kit on her blog.
Anna has Starz Paperz on her blog.
Andrea has Priceless Barcode Stickers here.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Advice on Shutterfly wanted

I am thinking about getting a shutterfly book. For all I have heard they are fab. What experience have you had - good or bad? Please help me decide and leave a comment. If you have no idea what I am talking about, look here. Thanks gals.

Wicked Wild Wednesday Freebies

Templates:
Andrea has a template on her blog.
Doreen has a 2-page template here.
Ruby has a J template on her blog.
Rachael has a template on her blog.
Jill has a template here.
Michaele has a template here.
Sonia has a template on her blog.
Lisa has DIP templates on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Corina has Spunky Funky Blooms on her blog.
Cleo has a Humane Alpha on her blog.
Laura has a Tommy Boy, Tommy Girl sample on her blog.
Misty has a quick page on her blog.
SimpleScrapbooksMag has bookplates here.
Eva has a Tangerine Tango add-on here.
Bob has a colorful stitched alpha on her blog.
Snap & Scrap has a Garden Of Eden daily download kit. Hurry part 1 is still up here.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Terrific Tuesday freebies

Today is Labor Day in Germany so I took the little guy to an airplane show at our teeny-weeny city airport. He had never seen planes up close before. Needless to say he had a ball. However the pictures I took didn't turn out too great. Damien wouldn't stand still for one second, grrr....oh well, that's life.

Templates:
Andrea has a template on her blog.
Ronee has a template on her blog.
Sabdesbois has a template on her blog.
Tracy B has a template on her blog.
Ruby has a template on her blog.
Hilma has a 12x12 star template and two 6x4 templates on her blog.
Lisa has a DIP template on her blog.

Kits & stuff:
Misty has a beaded star sample on her blog.
2Peas has a It's About Mom kit here.
Kirsty has Glitzy Crowning Glory on her blog.
Yin has a Film Clusters Tool Kit here.
Doris has a paper and groupie on her blog.
Heather has dragonfly stickers on her blog.
Krista has a Garden Party kit on her blog.
Amanda has painted chipboard hearts on her blog.
Jennilyn has a dating stamp tag on her blog.

Charity:
Songbird Avenue has a Folk Art kit by Jan Crowley, Meredith Fenwick, and Shabby Princess. 100% of the profits go to the March of Dimes. Get it here.

W&W CT layout

Credits: Heidi Williams' Going West kit by Weeds & Wildflowers, except rivit from Patricia Christensen's Roughing It kit (also Weeds & Wildflowers) and tie from Misty Cato's Primary Charms set, font: Ziggy Zoe.

W&W CT layout

Credits: template by Angela Niehaus (see today's freebies), Heidi Williams' Going West kit by Weeds& Wildflowers, except yellow ribbon from Gina Marie Huff's Creating Beauty kit (also Weeds&Wildflowers), font: Rustler.