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Friday, July 3, 2009


I'm HAPPY and in a really good mood! I've just mastered designing my first real digi elements tonight, so I just had to rush over here to my blog from my design screen and give them to ya'll. Hope you like them and can find use for this pack. I've been on an "abstract kick" which is likely to last with me for awhile, so I sure hope you don't get sick of seeing all these vivid color contortions! Hehe!

What prompted all this excitement you may be asking yourself? Well, with a new month comes my wonderful weekly newsletters from Scrapper's Guide along with my Premier membership free kit, quick album, and PSE tutorial videos. So exciting to download all that and open it up to see all the goodies inside! In the most recent newsletter I found a wonderful tutorial by Jenny Binder on how to install and use brushes in PSE, and she even gave a free scalloped edge brush set download for a limited time. I snagged it and went right to work with it tonight! Alas, I love good directions that I can follow and things actually work like they're supposed to!! Yeah!! I took the recent abstract paper I've been giving away in the QP+ freebies and made some trims with this tutorial. Here's my FREEBIE preview:


Isn't it just wild looking! There are 13 (lucky) scalloped edge trims in a range of small, medium, and large sizes and all are in png format at 300 dpi. The kinky one is an example of me going wild in the midst of following directions. Haha! That's for sure the "free spirit" coming out when I least expect it. Just my nature. OMG! I'm lovin' every minute of learning to use my PSE6 and am now spurred on to install the PSE7 I got on sale recently at Costco! Wow! I know, you seasoned scrappers are laughing at my newbie excitement, but it's so great I can't contain myself! My DH went on to bed laughing at me sitting over here in my computer corner of our den oohing and aahing at myself. We have dual computers; his in his corner and mine in my corner. He's been addicted to playing Delta Force (all versions) for well over 10 years (if it's been out on the market that long - ha!) online with his friends in the evening, and what's held his interest in that software so long is the fact that he can design the game environments, missions, etc. and surprise his buddies with sneaky things coming at them in new surroundings (he's like a sicko Stephen King) when they join up to play. It's the endless design factor that has him hooked. He would be a great scrapper, but I can't get him to think that way (at least not yet). Hehee!

Okay, enough of my rambling excitement and on to your next FREEBIE for tonight! I told ya I was in a good mood, so here is #05 in the Abstract QP+ series from me. Here's the preview:


This includes the 12x12, 300 dpi png Quick Page PLUS separate files for the background paper and the lime green glass frame. Hope you like! The scalloped trims above were made from various segments of this paper.

Oh heck, why not one more FREEBIE tonight before I sign off?! I've got a GREAT scrapped recipe that's a family tradition in my house, and it's so super-easy to throw together and so refreshing for summer that you just may want to make it for your own July 4th picnic with the family! I scrapped this up for the June Recipe Challenge over at DID, and since June is over now I guess I can be giving this away here on my blog. For July their challenge is into a chicken containing recipe scrapped up in red, white, and blue. Sounds fun, hey? I've got some doozies for that, so it's going to be difficult to pick only one. At the end of the month when you participate in that challenge, the host sends us all a zip file containing the high resolution originals of all the entries. It's a great way to collect scrapped pages for recipe albums as gifts for later on, like bridal showers, housewarmings, birthdays and Christmas!! Oh yeah, I'm way ahead!! Here's the preview to my June scrapped recipe; we had to use a picnic type element in the layout:


Leave some love if you like getting freebies, and even more important . . . ENJOY! Get ready for a busy holiday weekend everybody! At least I don't have to travel, I'm already at the beach!! Hehee! I do my grocery shopping in the middle of the night so I don't have to fight the crowded stores and long tourist check-out lines! I love it when other people are sleeping!

Stay safe! If you have to drive somewhere for your weekend, do be careful out there. I'll be back soon with more goodies! Don't forget your sunblock!


1 comment:

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 03 Jul [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 04 Jul [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).