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Friday, September 18, 2015


I just love a great challenge! This month the talented designers over at Ivy Scraps came up with a good one! We were challenged to create our own piece of word art within the guidelines given to us, and those were the tricky part. I dug my feet in, scoured through my digital stash, and came up with one. I'm not a pro at this type of thing, by any means; and I tend to pick apart my own designs after I've made them. I guess that's part of most people's creative process. I need more time to practice being truly creative, and that kind of free undisturbed time is a premium thing in my house. Some of our guidelines were to use a paint splatter, an open shape, a shape inside the open shape, some flowers, buttons, etc., and a script font with a stroke added to it. Now keeping all that in mind, if we used all CU items or shapes (commercial use) or designs of our own, we would be able to share the finished piece. I wanted to hit all of that, so below is my end result. It's a png at 300 dpi, so it should be useful in most scrapping programs. The background is transparent, and I have given it some light shadowing to make it show up a little better. For the sake of previewing here, I am showing you a jpg with white background so you can see it better. It is a rather large piece, but you will be able to size it smaller to suit your needs in your scrapping program. Hope you can  use it!


Now, keep in mind, if you collect this type of thing for your scrapping stash, you can visit the September Changing Ivy forum thread over at Ivy Scraps where some (not all) of the participants in the challenge will be posting a free direct download link for their designs. Some chose to use PU items (private use) in their designs, so they cannot share them. But, there is a lot of creativity going on over there this month! It was fun!

Here is a look a a few that are being shared that are posted already. Downloads should be available through the month of October if you are interested.

Cool, right?! I'm sure there will be more posted as this month moves along. I've just shown you a few that are there being shared already. You can hop over there and snag what you like!

I'll be back soon with more to share.  Thanks for stopping by! Leave me some love if you like what I'm giving you, and stop by often!


Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Good Day, Peeps! We are mid month already! Funny how time goes so much faster after we get a little age on us.

I'm diving right into the FREEBIE I have for you and will keep this short and sweet! This is a Fall themed Quick Page designed with the September Challenge Kit and Facebook Gift by Jan Waite of Waite For The Moment Designs over at Ivy Scraps. It is a 12 x 12-inch, png format at 300 dpi, ready for you to slip your photo behind and add some journaling on top if desired. If you prefer scrapping with 8 x 8-inch pages, you can easily reduce this QP to that size in your program. Below are previews of the parts of Jan's kit I used, the layout I made, and my blank QP. The download links are below all that.


Remember, if you would like more free coordinating Quick Pages for this one, you can visit the forum over at Ivy Scraps, go to the September Quick Page Challenge thread and scroll through all the posts for 30 days after September ends.  There you will find that each contest participant has posted a direct download link for the QP they designed.

I'm going to try to show you what is there so far so I can master copying a url into this blog.

by Francis Buiza

by KJD Designs

by Hummerdawn

by Nelleke

by KatLen

Nice, right? And to think we just got the kit yesterday! By the end of this month, there will be plenty more. So don't miss out, go snag them! They all come blank without our personal photos, but you knew that already! Well, I found that using a url to show you things works very easily (at least until the image is moved someday!). Don't know why I haven't done that before. Just goes to show you that you can think up new tricks every day!

That's it for today!  I'll be back soon as I've made some paper I want to share with you, so drop in often!  Have a great day!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Welcome to September! Lots of folks are looking forward to the cooler weather of Fall, and in my area it's a welcome season for tourists playing more golf.

I added another album of finished pages under my "layouts" tab, so be sure to have a look at that if you need some scrapping inspiration. It follows a "beach theme" since that's what the activities were about. I had beautiful subjects to work with!

My FREEBIE today is a printable card in 8.5 x 11" size, fold in the middle. Inside is blank for your own message. If your home printer has the options, you can print "full page" and "borderless" so you have no white border around it when finished. Of course, if you prefer a smaller card, just size it down before you print. It's a jpg image at 300 dpi. It comes to you by way of my participation in the monthly challenges over at Ivy Scraps where this month's theme was based on a quote. Hope you like it and will be able to use it. Here is the preview with download links below it.

The quote says, "A friend is what the heart needs all the time." It's by Henry Van Dyke.


That's all I have for you at this moment. Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back with more goodies during this month, so drop in often and leave me some love!