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Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Hope you had a GREAT weekend and celebrated July 4th in a style that was pleasing to you! Ours was relaxed and, since two of our three children had their own plans with our grandkids, we took our son and his sweetie out to early dinner in a fine steakhouse on the Strand. After an enjoyable meal together, we all headed for the beach to jockey into our sand position to watch the fireworks display put on by the owners of our closest pier. They built a resort in front of this pier last year, and the fireworks display gets better there every year. Needless to say, the crowd on that part of the beach gets larger every year also! It's a great place, and it's free! We arrived on the sand about 3 hrs. early before the scheduled fireworks because my DH is like that when he has to fight the crowds. We took fold-up chairs, the cooler filled with liquids, and I was armed with my trusty digital camera for three hours of "people watching"! I love to do that, and I've made a collage from what I captured. Wanna see?

The background paper and all the frames used in this page are from Teri Mayo's new kit, "Yankee Doodle Dandy" which is available at Scrapable. The sand background is paper#06 from Linda Cumberland's part of the kit "Beach Cottage", which can be found at Digital Scrap Boutique. The word art in the middle is by Kathy Winters, and you can find her at Word Art Fun.

And now on with the real show! The designing sister team at DK Designs is rolling out the new kits for this month, and below is the preview of their gorgeous new kit, WEDNESDAY, which is available at iscrapbook.

They have also designed a fabulous Quick Page Album from this kit for those who don't have a lot of design time, so look for this in the store at iscrapbook too!

Here's what our CT designed so far using WEDNESDAY:

From Amanda . . .

From Brandy . . . From Cynthia . . .

From Josie . . .
From me . . .Pretty kit, right?!! Be sure to check out their blog, there's a great template freebie for grabs right now, looks like this:

Hurry on over there and snag yours to play with! I'm taking on online class right now for two weeks over at JessicaSprague in Digital Editing and Frame-up. It's helpful with teaching me to use the functions of my PSE6, PSE7. I've got two days under my belt - yeah! In lesson #1 we played with cropping and keeping the proper aspect ratio, framing with transparent png files and moving and resizing them. Lesson two was the loading and using brushes. Here are my two projects to this point:

It may look simple enough, and it actually was, but for me it's all about learning the software that's been sitting for so long installed in my computer. I've used FxFoto Creative Edition for a long time because the learning curve is not as stiff as PSE, but there are a couple of things it won't do for me that I know PSE will, so I'm determined to whip Photoshop. My biggest problem is finding time to focus with peace and quiet so I can learn something! Always too much going on around here!!

Alrighty now! If you've made it this far with me, you deserve a FREEBIE! So here is #6 in my Abstract QP+ line for ya! I have a few more of these to give away, and then we will be on to something new. I've been designing some more subtle papers, so I do hope you'll stay tuned.


This zip includes the QP in png format, the background paper and frame as separate files so you can play yourself! Enjoy and leave some love if you like it!

I'll be back soon with more to show and more to snag!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Quick Page(s) post on Jul. 08, 2009. Thanks again.