Today's offering is a nice set of 40 tags I've named "Old World Tag Set". I'm currently taking another class online at Jessica Sprague, this one a 2-wk long, self-paced instruction class on more PSE techniques to master. Every time I sit down and do one of the lessons, I'm so inspired I then go on and create something more of my own with the techniques I've just learned. So, last night these tags sprang forth from me! These are png files so everyone can use them. They are textured, inked, stamped, pretty cool and grungy, 20 are stitched; and I did put a very small soft drop shadow on each of them because it makes them look so much more dimensional on the layout page. I'm giving away a sample of them as your FREEBIE TODAY, so read to the bottom to snag that! If you're as enthused with them as I am, perhaps you'll wish to have this set of twenty. I tried to make you a close-up sample of some of the detail on each tag, so I hope you can see this preview well enough.
And darn while I was making that I stumbled across an entirely new technique, how to actually "slice" out the portion of each tag I wanted to use to show you the detail. Wow, so much learning is going on here with me! Now here is the actual set offering: When you purchase this by using the "buy now" button below, be sure to include your email in the space provided, and within 24 hours you will receive the download link from me. Don't be afraid, it's through PayPal which is very safe, and you don't need a PayPal account to use it either as they process all credit cards shown below the button. I've been using PayPal for years, well since it began basically and never a problem. In fact, I have some really great stories I can share about PayPal, but I'll save them for another post. I tend to get long-winded and off track. Here you go . . .
Price is $1.15 (no shipping, it's a digital download)
Here's just a tad of inspiration. I worked up this layout for a forum template challenge using a them of "friendship" hosted weekly every Thursday at MissesBeeHaven. If you're not checking out digital shop/store forums for all the fun and freebies, you need to! There are monthly, bi-monthly, and even weekly challenges in most all of them. MissesBeeHaven is great for me as they host a weekly on their template challenge, so I (being the template junkie that I am) look forward to a new one there free every Thursday!! Plus, check out the forum "RAKs & freebies thread, that's where folks like me post about and give links to personal blogs so you can run around and snag all the digital goodness you have time to download! This layout features my grandson Donovan (8 yrs. old) and his BFF.
Aren't they just so cute at 8 and 9? These guys are basically inseparable! I LUV all my LO's, but here's one that I especially like the construction of, and it was using a template provided in my PhotoShop Friday Classes by Jessica Sprague. I love how there is the larger photo clipped to a grungy edged mask and then the two smaller square photos on top of it on a small mat. That's such a cool look, I'll have to remember to use it often in my future scrapping. This below features my angel-baby's son, Mason, my personal love project.
Most of the other elements in the above layout were gathered from several fabulous kits by Janice Ward of JW-DigiScraps; "My Men", "Mom For The Ages", and that awesome journaling tag from her "Resolutions" kit! More journaling tags, please, Janice!! I had a story to tell on that one and filled it up! Somebody will love reading all that one day when we are but a memory. - - - Next up, below, is another spin on that lonely single sunflower of mine using a large photo mask I made, my own papers (with a technique used on the green one) and some more of Janice Ward's elements and a crazy looking ant by Mitsybelle, both of whom can now be found collaborating and offering their goodies at the wonderful The Studio.
A couple more, then on to your FREEBIE! This year I have vowed to attempt to scrap a little more about myself. Because we love, we tend to scrap everybody but yours truly. I read so much of that in forums under the Project 365 and Project 52 threads, and I had been thinking about it even on my own. I am always behind the camera and usually never in front of it, so much so that my own family is used to not taking pictures of me themselves with their own cameras; they can't get me out of my own lens long enough I suppose. They have given up. So, if I'm not in many photos, that's why, but I can at least take pics of what I do and scrap those. Maybe I'll even learn how to set the timer on my digital camera on it's little tripod and them run and jump in the photo, you know, a self-portrait type of thing. Ooh, but then I'd have to put on some make-up! Forget that! I'm scrapping some of the food I make, that's but one of my threads on thought on this subject, I have many and will start sharing those with you in future posts. Like a photo prompt, if you need them.