Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Color Challenge Freebie

Hi everyone! Things have been crazy busy for me. Work is busy and I have had to put overtime in and plus I am still trying to get caught up on things at home. Plus I have been just plain down in the dumps lately. As we get older life is supposed to get better, but I often find that it gets harder to deal with things. So I took some time out to play a little in hopes that it helps get me out of the dumpy mood. I have made a kit for Kim's color challenge at DSO. Of course I got carried away with designing things for the kit. It has 18 papers and 24 elements. So there are quite a few downloads. If you like it you can find the download links under the preview.Papers01 ****LINKS EXPIRED*****

All I ask is that you leave a little love when you download. I love to read all the comments.

I would also like to ask you all to say a prayer for my good friend Jazzy, her mother is in the hospital on a bipap machine, and Jazzy can't go to see her because she too is struggling with getting over her illness as well. They could sure use some prayers right now. I'm praying for you and your mother my good friend. Can't wait for you to get better, I miss you!

Also I have to show you Kim's new kit. It's part of her friends series, and this one is called "Roche"-it's gorgeous!!!!! I am just amazed at the beauty of this kit. And best of all it is still on sale at DSO. Just click on the preview to go to her store at DSO.

Well that's it for today. Till next time take care and have fun.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Hello everyone!! Hope everyone is doing well and I bet most of you are gearing up or already watching the super bowl game. I myself don't even turn it on because it's not anything I get interested in. For those of you who do I hope you have fun and may your favorite team win!!

I have been playing around with some new techniques that I have been learning. I am always looking to learn new techniques and easier ways of doing things. I can oftentimes figure something out but it takes me forever to do it, and than along comes a tutorial that shows me how much easier it is to do. Anyone who has Photoshop and is looking to learn new techniques should go check out the tutorials at designer digitals. Cassie Jones has some really awesome tutorials and her instructions are so easy to follow. I have made two LO's this weekend and they are both done using two different tuts from Cassie. I know that I will need more practice but these are my first attempts following the instructions, and as I use the tuts more I will come up with some of my own interesting twists.

This first LO is made using Cassie Jones tutorial spot coloring and custom overlays. I really like how this turned out and I learned a simpler way of spot coloring-and I even created an overlay out of Jazz's Words to delite new WA set "Girl Power". You can find the WA set exclusively at DSO ( I also used Kim's new kit "Hearty Tarty" which is also available exclusively at DSO.

Here's the second one I did. This one I used Cassie's tutorial "extractions with dimension." I again used Jazzy's new WA set "Girl Power" and I also used papers from Deanne Gow-Smiths kits "Pink Lemonade and Lilac Whisper" recolored. Both kits can be found at ScrapbookMax. The paper tab with the WA on it and the flower clip and the hanging heart are from the collab kit from Chaos Lounge and Bonnie VanEsch called "Chic Shack", and last I used the scallop paper template, stitching, pin up vintage frames and carefree tag by Katie Pertiet. With every tutorial you get from Cassie it has a mini kit from Katie.

Well that's it for today. Hope you all have a great day and hopefully I will get some freebies done for everyone in the near future. I know that I have been slacking on that, but I am still working on my backed up paperwork and things at work have been relentless. Hope to talk to you all soon.