How To Add PDN Layers HERE. I do it the first way every time. PDN/PSP Plugins that I use a lot are located HERE.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"Blissful Winter" FTU Tagger's Kit

I have been on a whirlwind ride these past few months! Starting in August, my college courses kicked in and it's been tough! And, with my busy home life and a recent worry over my Mother's health with quad open heart bypass, I've been really over-stressed. So, I wondered what would actually make me feel better, now that the worse is over. Why, a freebie kit!

That's correct! Here in West Virginia, we are experiencing a very mild winter and it so makes me long for the winter's I became accustomed to when I first moved down here. Large, fluffy snowflakes with white trees and ice-slicked roads. LOL So, I created a kit of my longing!

The kit includes 95 elements, with 16 papers, slightly larger than a tagger's kit, but smaller than a full-sized kit.

But wait! -- Why not come back later and show me what you've made with my lovely kit? I would love to highlight your design on my blog!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Scrap Art Digital (MSAD) is having a birthday!

I am a huge fan of blog trains and only because it really gets me into a new designer that I haven't seen before, a store I've never purchased from or even keep me in touch with some beloved designers as well.

My Scrap Art Digital is just one of those stores I hadn't heard of until recently and I like what I see from them. Want a sample from the designers that work there? Take a peek at the blog train they have up now! Lots of lovely little mini kits to combine or mix and match when creating designs.

Just visit the links I have added to view them and download your own!

Happy downloading!
Now, to get these opened and start tagging! Yum!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy Birthday, Digi-Crea!

My ultra-favourite store, Digital-Crea, is celebrating its' birthday with a little Facebook Blog Train! Just take a peek at some of the lovely little bits you'll find below:

Stop by each of the links to pick up your birthday gifts and, while you're at it, stop over at Digital-Crea and check out the wide range of lovely products they have for your scrapbooking needs.

Not a scrapbooker but maybe a kit maker? They have loads of lovely CU items just waiting to be showcased in your kits!

Believe me, you will not be disappointed in their selection!

Now, onto the train!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

CT: "United We Stand", some sad news, and a few new layouts!

Good afternoon Blog-o-sphere! I'm here today to give out some sad news, some good news and give you a bit of eye candy to ponder.

First off, the sad news: my friend Priscilla is closing down her stores! That's right, she is retiring in order to pursue a college education and so she must close out her stores in order to focus on her schoolwork. And if anyone knows how hard that can be, it's me, so I wish her the best of luck along the way.

One bit of good news, though: Everything is on sale! That's right. And, if you act now, you can save 40% of her wares at Wilma4Ever!

Just click the image above to see all she has to offer. All products will disappear after September 31st so hurry in to save!

The last bit of good news, though--she will, from now on, offer any kits as freebies on her webpage or on her Facebook wall! Yes, ladies, she isn't fully retiring--just retiring from selling. All those contracts and obligations for uploading kits really does get in the way of schoolwork. LOL

And she has started that free-sharing today, with a brand new full-sized scrapbooking kit called "United We Stand". Just look at this beauty!
This kit is complete with 20 papers, 49 elements, and 44 Presidential Paper Rounds-one for each of our 44 presidents! It is chockfull of reds and blues, highlighted by light whites and a few document papers to add just that right touch of "Political" flair to your layouts.

Here's a few from me to get your creative juices flowing:
Want to give a try at this lovely kit? Just hop on over to Priscilla's blog and grab this lovely freebie kit! You will not be disappointed.

If you're a tagger, check out the tutorial below to give your take on my tutorial "United We Stand".

United We Stand

Thursday, August 14, 2014

SNP August Week #2 Challenge Layout

OMG! I so love Scraps-N-Pieces and Wendy Tunsion is doing this week's challenge! She has a lovely little kit for us to use and so I thought I'd give it a shot.

I love the kit. It has loads of blues and greens and would be perfect if you need a kit to scrap those outdoorsy pictures you took over the summer!
I decided to use my friend Justin's first baby, his dog! LOL I loved how it highlights the pretty blue blanket that's her comfie go-to toy! I love how this turned out.
Want to get this mini-kit and enter the challenges? You have until August 16th and it's over! So, sign up today for SNP and enter your layout today.

Do you like the template as well? It's by Eudora and you can find it HERE.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Care-Free Sunshine Days

 Supplies Used 

Tube of choice: (PTU) “My Bunny” by Tony Tzanoukakis, which can now be purchased HERE. Please do not use without a valid license.
Font of Choice:  “Amber Shaie” by Vanessa Bays, which can be found here
Scrap Kits: (FTU) “Soleado” by studio Lilas, which you can be found here.
Mask 302 by Wee Scot Lass, which can be downloaded HERE.

 Let's Begin! 

Create a canvas of 900 x 900. Flood-fill this layer black so you can see. Name and save in *psd form.

Open paper 2 and apply your mask. Pull mask layer to the top. Duplicate and flip vertical. Pull slightly to the top to even out the mask by making it round and merge. Duplicate again and flip both vertical and horizontal. Pull slightly to the left and merge.

Open element 20, resize by 30%, rotate counter clockwise and the add to your canvas. Move to the center and flip black background. Rotate with the settings below, then Effects > Object >Object Align > Center Both.
Open element 12 and flip horizontal. Resize by 30% and add above your frame layer.

Open element 4 and resize by 35%. Add this above your last ribbon layer.

Open element 1 and flip vertical. Resize by 25% and add below your yellow ribbon layer.

Open element 16 and resize by 23%. Add above your pink ribbon layer.

Open element 25 and resize by 28%. Add above your frame layer and position.

Open element 3 and resize by 15%. Add below your rose layer. Duplicate and pull to the right.

Once moved, use the rotation below then position to your liking. Merge both layers together.
Duplicate and flip vertical. Use the rotation settings below to position.
Open element 26 and resize by 15%. Add this below your pink rose layer and position. Use your eraser to remove the clock arm.

Open the tube, mirror, add above your frame layer, taking care that it covers most of the whole frame.

Take you magic wand and click inside your frame. Edit > Invert selection > highlight tube > hit delete. Move below the frame.

Drop shadow all layers, crop or resize if needed.  Add your name, copyright information and then upload to a photo sharing site to enjoy!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


August DigiScrap Parade Blog Train!

Wow, I just stumbled upon this by accident, looking for a fresh kit to play with, and I found this!

It's called "Authentic" and, with what I have seen of this train, it's awesome! Click the links below to get all of the freebies on this train and stay tuned for tutorials on my other blog soon.

Blog Pages:

LouCee Creations
Jennifer Labre Designs
Scotty Girl Design
Dawn by Design
Anita Designs
Kim Broedelet

Facebook Pages:

Jimbo Jambo Designs
DigiScrap Parade
Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
Tracy Martin Designs
Valentina’s Creations
Pink Reptile Designs
Amanda Yi Designs
Just Jaimee
Dido Designs
Maya de Groot
Charlize Creations
Meagan’s Creations
Little Bit Shoppe
Sabrina’s Creations
Kimeric Kreations
Wishing Well Creations
LDrag Designs
Creative Victorian
Sweet Digi Scraps
 Deena Rutter
Sugarplum Paperie
Amy Wolff Designs
Snips & Snails Designs
Our Misadventures
Paula Kesselring
Amy Martin
Alexis Design Studio
LJS Digital Designs
Peppermint Creative
Vicki Stegall Designs
Sweet Caroline Studio
Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
Design by Ziska
Girl Boy Girl Designs
Southern Serenity Designs
Melissa Bennett
Created by Jill Scraps
Rachael’s Scraps
Vero Scrap
Renan Kneipp Studio
Wimpychompers Creations

Monday, August 4, 2014

CT: Bee Happy and some layout inspirations

If you missed it, my friend Priscilla has just finished a mentoring program over at Scraps-N-Pieces. She has done such a wonderful job with her last four kits that I couldn't hold myself back from scrapping with them.

If you have missed these kits when free, you can still get them at one of her stores below.
Scrappy Bee
And, at last glance, you can still grab her collab with Anita Wells at SNP! It's free when you sign up for a free account! Hurry before it's gone.
Going into stores tomorrow is her latest kit called, "Bee Happy". And happy is all I saw when using this kit! The pinks and blues makes it easily interchangeable for a boy or a girl and the black add just a touch of class to your layouts. Purchase the bundle and you'll get not only the kit but a template, alpha and word art to boot!
UPDATE: This kit is now in stores!

Thank goodness I have an outlet to showcase this lovely kit with the daughter and wife of an old friend of mine, Justin. I created three lovely layouts to show you exactly how this lovely kit can make your layouts pop!

(Photographs by Paige L Cro Photography)

 Justin's wife and daughter, using the Bee Happy Template:
Using a FTU template by Megan Turnidge's CT, Emily
And a lovely little template that you can grab now at Scraps-N-Pieces HERE
Stop by her stores soon to grab this lovely kit for yourself and start scrapping today!